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Army investigates Boko Haram attack on governor’s convoy

By Sumaila Ogbaje Nigerian Army is to investigate Wednesday’s attack on the convoy of Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno by suspected Boko Haram terrorists, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. Musa said that the governor’s convoy came under terrorists fire while visiting Baga town. He […]

Senate wants NDDC IMC to refund N4.923bn alleged illegal payments to staff, contractors

By Kingsley Okoye The Senate on Thursday called on the Interim Management Commitee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) to refund the N4.923 billion payments, made to staff and contractors in breach of procurement process. It said that the refund should be made to the NDDC’s Account with immediate effect. The resolution of the […]

Criminal investigation commence against FIFA president, Gianni Infantino

(NNP) Swiss authorities have instituted a criminal case against FIFA president, Gianni Infantino.  The Swiss special prosecutor Stefan Keller, concluded that there is sufficient evidence to charge the case to court after he had a chance to review the meeting FIFA president had with the Swiss attorney-General Michael Lauder. While the prosecution was not clear […]

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala-A Perfect Fit for the WTO-By Oluwakemi Makinde

By Oluwakemi Makinde | NNP | July 230, 2020 – In the cesspool of corruption and continuous A-grade drama that is Nigeria, only a handful of names have stood out to tell a different story, not only in Nigerian circles but across global scenes, too. One very prominent name to reckon with is the iconic […]

Two former Eagles coaches locked in legal battle in faraway Holland as Westerhof sues Bonfrere over allegations of match-fixing

By Jacob Ajom Two former Nigeria coaches, Clemens Westerhof and Johannes Bonfrere are locked in a legal battle in far away Holland, over allegations of match-fixing during Nigeria’s USA ’94 World Cup campaign. Coach Westerhof has sued Bonfrere for defamation of character and is praying that the Rechtbank Gelderland High Court in Arnhem, Netherlands should […]

James Ibori, a convicted former Governor of Delta State, gets new appointment

By Don Silas James Ibori, a former Governor of Delta State, has been appointed as Patron of the Former Governors Forum, a group made up of past state governors in Nigeria. In a letter signed by Babangida Aliyu, the Chairman of the group and former governor of Niger State, and Prof Tunde Esan, the Executive […]

FG reacts to viral hydroxychloroquine video of Nigerian-trained Cameroonian doctor

(NNP) The Nigerian government has reacted to the trending video posted on several social media platforms of a group of doctors who called themselves America’s Frontline Doctors. The group seemingly headed by Dr. Stella Immanuel, a Nigerian-trained Cameroon-born doctor, claim categorically that COVID-19 patients could be cured with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine. Dr. Immanuel, 55, […]

Nigerians mock Obasanjo after snubbed in train stations’ honour roll

By Abankula Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has been the butt of jokes on Twitter after President Buhari failed to name any of the new train stations in his honour. According to a statement by the Minister of Transportation, Buhari named the train stations after some deserving Nigerians “who have contributed to the progress and […]

Why we export electricity to Niger, Benin, Togo – Presidency

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA –THE Presidency on Tuesday explained that Nigeria entered into bilateral agreements to exports electricity to Niger, Benin and Togo so that the three countries will not build dams on River Niger. The Presidency also said that the total indebtedness of Niger to Nigeria is USD 16 million, while Benin owes USD […]

U.S.-based Nigerian-trained Cameroonian doctor says hydroxychloroquine cures COVID-19

A Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr Stella Immanuel, is trending on social media after delivering an impassioned COVID-19 speech in the U.S. Speaking at a news conference in Washington, Immanuel claimed that antimalarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and antibacterial drug, Zithromax, were effective cures for the virus. Immanuel, who is also owner of Fire Power Deliverance […]

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