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Mikel’s father disappointed with NFF, FG (What do you expect from lazy and corrupt NFF officials)

Jude Owuamanam, Jos Pa Michael Obi, father of the national Under-23 team captain Mikel Obi, has expressed his disappointment over the treatment of the team after winning bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Pa Obi said that he had expected his son to lead the team to the country to be given a rapturous […]

Police to deploy 23,000 cops for Edo election (Is it war or election?)

Alexander Okere, Benin The Nigeria Police on Thursday said that no fewer than 23,000 personnel, comprising officers and rank and file, would be deployed to 2,627 polling units for next month’s governorship election in Edo State. The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, Joshak Habila, who disclosed this during a visit to […]

Polio: FG seeks $125m W’Bank loan (To embezzle?)

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Federal Government plans to obtain a loan of $125m from the World Bank for procurement of vaccines to tackle epidemics and communicable diseases. The government also said it had released the N9.8bn budgeted for same purpose in the 2016 budget to the Federal Ministry of Health. The Minister of Health, Prof. […]

Respond positively to N’Delta militants, Soyinka tells FG

Gbenga Adeniji Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday said he did not represent any international intervention group when he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on August 10. He also appealed to the Federal Government “to respond positively to the outrage of the militants of Niger Delta.” Soyinka, who said […]

Monthly allocation to FG, states, LGAs drops by N115bn

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The activities of pipeline vandals took a huge toll on the revenue into the federation account as the country recorded a shortfall of N250.97bn for the month of July. As a result of this, the allocation to the three tiers of government witnessed a decline of N115.36bn from N559.03bn in June to […]

Buhari won’t fight Sanusi for criticising FG – Presidency

Buhari won’t fight Sanusi for criticising FG – Presidency: Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari would not fight the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohammadu Sanusi, over his Wednesday’s criticism of the present administration. Sanusi had said the Buhari-led administration might end up like the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration […]

Nigeria has what it takes to be great –Osinbajo (Save that for the birds)

odwin Isenyo, Kaduna Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, at the All Progressives Congress Governors Forum‘s Fourth Progressive Governance Lecture series, says Nigeria has what it takes to be great again in spite of its current socio-economic challenges. He added that such must, however, come with positive change of attitudes by Nigerians. The lecture, which took place at […]

Zamfara killings: Minister orders arrest of perpetrators

Adelani Adepegba and Femi Makinde The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), has condemned the murder of eight students of the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic,Talata Mafara in Zamfara State. He has also ordered the police to ensure that the perpetrators were brought to justice and directed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to reactivate […]

N’Delta monarchs meet FG, give terms for peace

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Traditional rulers and stakeholders from the Niger Delta coastal states on Thursday met the Federal Government and read out terms that would build confidence as well as restore peace in the region. According to them, this was followed the ceasefire pronouncement by the Niger Delta Avengers and many other militant groups in […]

Farmers murder: NAF kills insurgents in Sambisa Forest —Official

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