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Bayelsa Decides: Women And Youths Want Bayelsa Councils’ Election Cancelled

Hundreds of women and youths from Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State have demanded the cancellation of the election in the area. They said the election in the capital city was marred by irregularities and inconsistencies in the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to them, INEC officials refused to listen […]

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Recruitment: Police Warns Against Falling Victims To Fraudsters

The Nigeria Police Force has cautioned unsuspecting job seekers not to fall victim to the activities of fraudsters parading themselves to be agents of the force, DailyPost report. This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by the Force Spokesperson, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, in Abuja. According to the statement, many […]

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Ministries, Security Agencies Must Pay For Electricity – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Friday said government ministries, departments and agencies as well as the military must pay for electricity supplied to them by power firms. Fashola, who stated this in Lagos during the inauguration of the dispatch of additional 220 megawatts at Egbin Power Plant, said the […]

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Yaya Toure Wins BBC African Footballer Of The Year Award 2015

Yaya Toure has been voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2015. The 32-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder becomes only the third player, after Nigerians Nwankwo Kanu and Jay-Jay Okocha, to receive the honour twice. Football fans voted for Manchester City’s Toure, who first won in 2013, ahead of Yacine Brahimi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew […]

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Why We Are Yet To Disclose Names Of Corrupt Official — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday explained why his administration was yet to release names of corrupt former officials of the past administration who voluntarily surrendered their loot. Speaking in Abuja at this year’s edition of the annual Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation Lecture, President Buhari said “any disclosure now may jeopardize the possibility of bigger recoveries”. Mr. […]

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Anti-Corruption War: Buhari Will Step On Toes – Presidency

“President Muhammadu Buhari would not hesitate to step on big toes in the current war his administration is waging against corruption in the country” The Presidency said. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said this at the opening of a three-day retreat organised for State House correspondents […]

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Appeal Court Upholds Akpabio’s Election

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday upheld the election of the Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, as Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District after dismissing the appeal by the All Progressives Congress’ candidate in the March 28, 2015 poll, Chief Inibehe Okori, ThePunchNg report. The Justice Abdul-Rahman Oredola-led three-man panel in […]

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Nigeria Was Almost Destroyed By PDP, Jonathan – El-Rufai

It appears there is no end in sight to criticisms coming the way of the immediate past administration as Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has reiterated that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government inherited a country at the brink of collapse from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. El-Rufai, who spoke on Friday at […]

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Climate Change Depleting Soil Nutrients – Expert

Mr David Emmanuel, an expert in agriculture and environment, has warned that climate change is depleting the soil nutrients needed for the cultivation of high quality food crops. Emmanuel made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday. According to him, it is important for stakeholders to […]

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Buhari Will Correct Mistakes Of Previous Appointments – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it will do everything within its power to ensure President Muhammadu Buhari appoints youths into his government. The acting national publicity secretary of APC, Timi Frank, on Thursday stated this, while reacting to the criticism of Buhari over the lack of youths in his government. “As one of […]

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Social Media Bill Will Not Be Passed By Senate – Saraki

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Friday assured online publishers and other social network operators that the senate would not censor the media. This is contained in a statement by his Media Assistant, Bamikole Omishore, made available to journalists in Abuja. The statement said that Saraki gave the assurance when the Executive Board […]

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Oil Decline To $39, Threatens FG’s Savings Plan

Global benchmark Brent crude on Thursday extended its losses, dropping to $39 per barrel thereby threatening the Federal Government’s ability to save earnings from crude oil sales next year, ThePunchNg report. The Federal Executive Council had earlier this week proposed $38 per barrel as the oil benchmark price for the 2016 budget, down from $53 […]

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