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Buhari endorses Ize-Iyamu for Edo governorship election

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed Osagie Ize-Iyamu for the September 19 governorship election in Edo State. Buhari endorsed Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday when he visited the Presidential Villa...

LASG directs JSS 3 students to resume Monday

The Lagos State Government has directed Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 students who are registered for the National Examination Council (NECO) Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to resume on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria...

Buhari, Ize-Iyamu meet in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with the governorship candidate of his ruling All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in Abuja. Ize-Iyamu, formerly of the opposition People’s Democratic Party is squaring up against...

NCDC confirms 354 new COVID-19 cases as total hits 45,244

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 354 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections to 45,244. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter...

22 feared killed in fresh Kaduna attack

SOKAPU kicks, Christian leaders move to end mayhem The subsisting curfew notwithstanding, gunmen, yesterday, invaded four communities in Zangon Kataf council area, killing 22 persons and setting ablaze a number of buildings. The victims were mainly...

FG hiding under COVID-19 to shrink civil space, says CDD

• Groups say we’re back to military era, urge #RevolutionNow campaigners to be lawful• S4C slams Adesina for deriding protesters Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) has condemned the arrest of #RevolutionNow protesters in parts...

DHQ insists attack on Zulum’s convoy not sabotage

‘DICON will supply military equipment to fight terrorism’ The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that the attack on Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum in Baga is not military sabotage. Following the conclusion of investigation into the...

DMO releases details, puts Chinese loans at $3.1b

The Debt Management Office (DMO), yesterday, put Nigeria’s loan liability to China at $3.121billion as at March 31 2020, representing 3.94 per cent of the nation’s $79.3 billion debt portfolio. The move might have followed...

Enugu NMA election turns bloody

The crisis that engulfed the Enugu State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) took rather a dangerous dimension on Thursday evening as the much-advertised election of the body turned bloody. Some members of the...

How COVID-19 treatments cost government over N44.9b

Latest figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the recent revelation of the cost of treating a COVID-19 patient by the Lagos State government indicate that the country is spending hundreds...

Anarchy looms in Edo

• APC, PDP in war of words as police occupy Assembly complex• Crisis portends grave danger, Atiku warns• INEC threatens sanctions• CUPP says Nigeria sliding back to 1983 As Edo State governorship election, slated for...

Revenue crisis may push budget deficit above N6tr

• Govt defies IMF on new taxes• ‘Projects must generate returns to pay back debts’• Operators ask for review of Fiscal Responsibility Act Revenue crisis, compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, may push Nigeria to further...

Ortom signs fiscal responsibility, three other bills

Nasarawa domesticates UN action plan on women, security Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday assented to bills to establish the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility as well as Council on Public Procurement. This, he said, is in...

Naira Marley pleads guilty to violation of interstate travel ban

Nigerian singer and songwriter Azeez Adeshina Fashola, known professionally as Naira Marley, and his manager Seyi Awonuga on Thursday pleaded guilty to violation of interstate travel ban. The duo were arraigned by the police on...

FG extends gradual ease of lockdown by four weeks

Nigerian Government on Thursday extended the current phase two of the eased lockdown by four weeks. Chairman of the Presidential COVID-19 Taskforce, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the ongoing task force briefing in Abuja. The...

Buhari orders compulsory use of face masks nationwide

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed state governments and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to enforce the use of face masks in public places across the country. The Chairman, Presidential Task force on COVID-19, Mr Boss...

Boat mishap claims nine lives in Sokoto

No fewer than nine people died in a boat mishap that occured in Birjingo Village, Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto. ASP. Muhammad Sadiq, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Sokoto, confirmed the incident...

PTF approves gradual reopening of international flights

The Presidential Task Force (PTF), on COVID-19 has approved gradual reopening of international flights and train services across the country. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), reports that this was part of the decisions reached...

IG Adamu threatens Sahara Reporters with N10bn damages suit

The Inspector-General (I-G) of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday, threatened to sue Sahara Reporters and its publisher, Mr Omoyele Sowore, over a publication considered to be defamatory if a retraction was not published within...

Police seize container tramadol, codeine in Lagos

Police detectives in Apapa Area Command of Lagos State have intercepted a 40-foot container laden with drugs suspected to be tramadol and codeine. The container was intercepted on water and taken to a bonded terminal...
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