Don’t spend your life sleeping outside power, Osinbajo advises outgoing govs VICE President Yemi Osinbajo has advised outgoing governors to make good use of the experiences and opportunity they had while in office, and not see their exit from power as an opportunity to run personal businesses or sleep for long hours, in the interest of common people.Osinbajo, who gave the advice...... read more
Buhari orders immediate vacation of Odhodi/Apapa expressway within 72hrs The Presidency, yesterday ordered immediate clearance of Apapa gridlock and restoration The Presidency also directed trucks and tanker operators to vacate the Port Access Roads within the next 72 hours. The Vice President, in July 2018, had made an unscheduled visit to the area to assess the situation and directed relevant government...... read more
FG demands apology from Obasanjo over comment against Boko haram The Federal Government has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and ISWAP as an attempt to divide the country. It said the “indiscreet”, “deeply offensive” and “patently divisive” comment were far below the status of an elder statesman. In a statement issued in Abuja, yesterday, Minister...... read more
World leaders to attend maiden June 12 Democracy Day - FG The Federal Government said in Abuja on Monday that it had invited world leaders to the maiden edition of June 12 Democracy Day in Nigeria. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this at a press briefing  to mark the commencement of activities slated for the inauguration of the...... read more
VP Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Monday meeting was preparatory to the valedictory session of FEC fixed for Wednesday. Osinbajo had also on May 16 presided over an extended session of the council’s meeting. The vice president...... read more
Buhari appoints new Managing Director for FAAN President Muhammad Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Rabiu Yadudu as the new Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).This is contained in a statement by Mr James Odaudu, Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs of the Ministry of Transportation in Abuja on Monday. According to Odaudu, the...... read more
Atiku demands public apology from Presidential aide over alleged defamation Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democractic Party, (PDP) has asked Lauretta Onochie, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari to issue him a public apology over what he called her defamatory statements . Abubakar made the request in a letter dated May 14 and addressed to Onochie by his counsel, Mr...... read more
FG set to pay N649bn final tranche of Paris club refund to states The Federal Government will soon release the sum of N649.43bn as the final refund for the Paris Club debt to state governments. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, gave the figure on Thursday in Abuja during a media briefing on the activities of her ministry. Those present at the media...... read more
Senate confirms Emefiele for second term as CBN gov The Senate has just confirmed Dr. Godwin Emefiele as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria for a second term. Emefiele had been screened by the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, on Wednesday during which he was grilled in issues affecting Nigeria’s economy. The screening exercise came...... read more
FG denies wooing Miyetti Allah with N100B The Federal Government did not give Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association money during its recent meeting with the group in Brinin Kebbi,, the Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, said on Monday. The minister spoke in Anka, Zamfara, on Monday while fielding questions from newsmen.He described information that government gave...... read more
NLC President vows to expose Ngige to international ridicule Activities at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, were grounded for hours, yesterday, as members of the organised Labour continued their protest against Dr. Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, even as Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) admonished President Muhammadu Buhari to conduct a psychiatric test...... read more
JUST IN: Buhari re-appoints Emefiele as CBN Governor President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Godwin Emefiele as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. The President has written to the Senate to seek legislative approval for another tenure for Emefiele, whose tenure empires on June 2, 2019. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read the letter on the floor shortly...... read more
Presidential election tribunal: Justice will be done to all parties -Bulkachuwa President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, who heads the five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, has assured that justice would be done to all parties in the four petitions filed before the tribunal. In her speech at the inaugural sitting of the tribunal, Bulkachuwa assured Nigerians...... read more
The Expectations Of Nigerians Will Be Met – Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the expectations of Nigerians will be met and he will not let them down after giving him the opportunity to serve a second term in office. President Buhari who spoke after attending the daily Tafsir (Quranic interpretations) marking the month of Ramadhan fast at the...... read more
IG is losing weight, it shows he’s working very hard —Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has awarded a pass mark to the efforts of the Acting Inspector General of Police Muhammad Adamu, saying the fact that the IG has been losing weight is evidence that he is working very hard at securing the nation. “I just saw the IG, I think he is...... read more
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