Sallah: Buhari’s audio message in Hausa draws criticisms

TP HEADLINE   Niyi Odebode, John Alechenu, Chukwudi Akasike, Olalekan Adetayo, Adelani Adepegba, Ihuoma Chiedozie, Olaleye Aluko and Godwin Isenyo For the first time since President Muhammadu Buhari left the country for the United Kingdom 50 days ago, the Presidency, on Sunday, released his voice message to Nigerians. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that […]

Niger Delta militants give northerners uptil October 1, 2017 to leave the region – Set to declare Republic of Niger Delta

  Plan to declare own republic • Lament failure to make arrest over anti-Igbo ultimatum • Threaten attack on oil wells owned by northerners A coalition of Niger Delta militant groups rose from a meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State yesterday ordering all northerners to quit the oil-rich region. The militants threatened to attack all […]

EFCC traces multi-billion naira home in Abuja to Patience Jonathan

Another multi-billion naira property has been traced to a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to mark the property as “being under investigation” and may place it under Interim Asset Forfeiture, The Nation learnt yesterday. The relationship between Mrs. Jonathan and two companies was being probed by detectives as […]

’55 top govt officials, businessmen stole N1.4 trn under OBJ, Yar’Adua, Jonathan’

Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief The massive looting of public funds during the administrations of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan came to the fore, Monday, as top government officials and businessmen were said to have illicitly enriched themselves with public funds, amounting to over N1.35 trillion. The chairman of the Presidential […]

How Diezani Disbursed $115m to Abubakar Suleiman, Dele Belgore, Others

An investigative officer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Usman Zikari, has revealed to the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos how former Minister of Petroleum Diezani Alison-Madueke shared $115 million with politicians and influential figures across Nigeria, including former Minister for National Planning Abubakar Suleiman. Mr. Zikari, in his testimony, said the […]

I convened confab in Nigeria’s interest -Jonathan

  Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday that his administration took the decision to convene a national conference in Nigeria’s interest. Jonathan explained that the implementation of the recommendations of the conference was a solution to the lingering problems of insecurity and agitations in some parts of the country. Calling […]

Coup scare: Army clamps down on suspected soldiers

OLALEYE ALUKO The Nigerian Army may have begun an internal search for soldiers and officers suspected to be engaging in political meetings, a top military source has told SUNDAY PUNCH. The source said that some arrests may have been made, but that the information was being kept as top secret so as not to add […]

Only 5 rich Nigerians can end nation’s poverty, says Oxfam

Only 5 rich Nigerians can end nation’s poverty, says Oxfam — 17th May 2017 The Inequality report released by Oxfam International on Wednesday, revealed that the combine wealth of five richest Nigerians, put at $29.9 billion, could end extreme poverty in the country. The report, entitled ‘’Inequality in Nigeria, Exploring the Drivers” exposed the large […]

2019: Why Buhari should seek re-election –Rep, Bala

2019: Why Buhari should seek re-election –Rep, Bala — 16th May 2017 From  Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Ahead of the 2019 general election, a member of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Bala has said he would advise President Muhammadu Buhari to seek reelection. The lawmaker,  who represents Ikara/ Kubua federal constituency of Kaduna State on the […]

Some Chibok Girls Refused Rescue – Insist on Staying with the Terrorists

Olalekan Adetayo and Eniola Akinkuotu Leaders of Chibok community, under the aegis of Kibaku Area Development Association, have faulted a negotiator, Zannah Mustapha, for saying that some abducted schoolgirls refused to be part of a group of 82 girls freed at the weekend. The Chairman, Chibok Community in Abuja, Hosea Tsambido, told reporters in Abuja, […]

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