Understanding Buhari

Creative dysfunction is sometimes an unofficial government tool. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo occasionally set top government officials up against themselves to test their loyalty or ideas. But there was no doubt who was in charge. US President, Donald Trump, is reputed to have the worst cabinet in modern US history, comparable in its dysfunctionality only…

Sheriff, Makarfi agree to work for peace in PDP

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff and the Chairman of National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi have signed an undertaking to work for genuine reconciliation in the party. This is according to a communiqué issued after a meeting of the two rival leaders of the party with the National Reconciliation Committee……

South Africa committed to working with Nigeria for a better Africa — envoy

The South Africa’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Lulu Mnguni, has said that South Africa is committed to working with Nigeria for a better Africa in a better world. Mnguni made this known while speaking at a welcoming session for the South African business delegation which arrived in Lagos on Thursday. The mission, which started……

5 corpses found, hundreds feared dead as migrant boats sink off Libya: NGO

Five migrants were found dead in the sea off Libya on Thursday after the boats they were travelling in sank, likely carrying hundreds more to their deaths, an aid organisation said. Proactiva Open Arms, one of several groups operating in the area, said it was notified that an inflatable boat was sinking and found another……

Reps committee invites Emefiele, Kachikwu over alleged forex diversion

The House of Representatives on Thursday invited the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu to appear before it on Monday, April 7. The House ad hoc Committee on the Review of Petroleum Pump Price, which issued the summons, said the……

Odigie-Oyegun commends APC NASS caucus for support to FG, party

The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has commended the party’s members in the House of Representatives for their support to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The chairman gave the commendation on Thursday at a meeting between the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) members and APC caucus in the House at the National……

DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to April 28

————————————————————— FRIDAY, MARCH 24 WASHINGTON – San Francisco Fed president John Williams speaks at Brookings Institution. ROME – European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis meets Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan in Rome.

Reps urge CBN to withdraw mutilated currency in circulation

The House of Representatives, on Thursday urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to urgently withdraw and destroy mutilated naira notes in circulation. The house also charged the National Orientation Agency to carry out sustained public enlightenment to educate Nigerians on the need to handle the naira notes cautiously with care. The resolutions followed a……

Nigerians React As Senator Dino Melaye Shares Photos Of His MSc Project

The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district in the Nigerian National Assembly, Dino Melaye has shared photos from his Masters degree project. Recall that the Senator is embroiled in an alleged certificate scandal as publishing medium, Sahara Reporters questioned his first degree in geography from the Amadu Bello University in Zaria. Dino Melaye who according……

LIVE: Argentina vs Chile

Follow the action live as Lionel Messi & Co. look to overcome their opponents and move into an automatic qualifying spot for the 2018 World Cup

Nigerian Police Force Launches Radio, TV Stations

The Nigerian Police Force has launched its own national broadcasting and radio service expected to serve the entire nation. The police force’s broadcasting service will be managed by the Nigeria Police Broadcasting Service Limited, NPBS, which as been set up through a partnership between the police and a private outfit. The recent development was made……

VIDEO: Eedris Abdulkareem Shades 2face In New Interview

Nigerian rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem has in a recent interview thrown shade at Nigerian singer, 2Face Idibia. The shade comes during the singer’s 4th wedding anniversary with his wife, Annie Idibia. Eedris Abdulkareem who had earlier credited Mavins boss, Don Jazzy’s success to his career revealed in an interview with Planet TV that he is not……

Nigeria vs Senegal: Iheanacho saves Super Eagles in 1-1 draw

The international friendly match between Nigeria and Senegal on Thursday ended in a 1-1 draw. Most fans were not able to watch the game on TV, while there was a poor turnout at The Hive Stadium in London, where the game was played. There was no goals in the first half, that saw the Super…

Ghanaian Actress, Juliet Ibrahim Now Dating Nigerian Rapper

Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim seems to have found herself a new bae as the actress looks to be dating Nigerian rapper, Iceberg Slim. The Ghanaian actress who has been linked to some Nigerian artistes in the past has been sharing cryptic messages on her social media page. The actress and the rapper took to their……

LIVE: Uruguay vs Brazil

Can Brazil extend their winning run in 2018 World Cup qualifying, or can Luis Suarez help Uruguay close the gap at the top of the table? Follow it live

Nigeria vs Senegal: Fans blast NFF over ‘fake’ streaming website

Nigerian football lovers are angry with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), for providing a streaming site for the Super Eagles vs Senegal friendly match, that did not work. Former media officer of the Eagles, Colin Udoh, tweeted the information before the game. He wrote: “Here’s the link to stream Nigeria v Senegal. But it costs…

Your state has more killings, no rule of law, Gov Ortom fires back at Wike

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has described as unfortunate the call by his Rivers State counterpart, Governor Nyesom Wike that a state of emergency be declared in Benue State. He said there are more killings in Rivers State, adding that Wike is overseeing a state with lawlessness unlike Benue State. Following the attacks Benue State…

PDP CRISIS: Sheriff, Makarfi sign peace pact, agree to unite

An end to the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seems to be near as senators Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi led factions of the party have resolved to unite for the good of the party and to desist from being at each other’s necks. This development took place in Abuja on Thursday…

What States Government Received In 1st Payment of Paris Club Refund

The following are the amounts States Governments received in 1st Tranche of reimbursement of over-deductions on Paris Club Loans(Dec 2016): ABIA: N10,631,324,520.96 ADAMAWA: N4,894,891,184.12 AKWA IBOM: N14,500,000,000 ANAMBRA: N11,386,281,466.35 BAUCHI: N12,792,664,403.93 BAYELSA: N14,500,000,000 BENUE: N12,749,689,453.61 BORNO: N13,654,138,849.49 CROSS RIVER: N11,300,139,741.28 DELTA: N14,500,000,000 EBONYI: N8,385,035,086.76 EDO: N11,329,495,462.04 EKITI: N8,877,476,163.58 ENUGU: N9,972,928,301.97 GOMBE: N8,319,552,518.63 IMO: N13,021,497,640.32 JIGAWA:…

Court accepts evidence of N450m ex-minister, Belgore allegedly got from Diezani

Justice R.M. Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday admitted as evidence a document containing the list of alleged beneficiaries of the sum of $115, 010,000 tendered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against Muhammed Dele Belgore, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, a…

Naira sells at N400 to dollar

The Naira on Thursday was sold at N400 to a dollar at the parallel Market, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Nigerian currency gained N10 to close at N400, from N410 posted on Wednesday, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N500 and N430 respectively. At the Bureau De Change (BDC) window,…

We are not recruiting – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has warned members of the public that the corporation was not undertaking any recruitment, hence they should be wary of fraudsters. According to a disclaimer on its website on Thursday, the corporation said unsuspecting members of the public were being lured by various means into fraudulent job interviews. It said…

Full list of names, states of origin of new Ambassadors

Senate on Thursday cleared 47 non-career ambassadorial nominees presented for approval by President Muhammadu Buhari. The committee, headed by Senator Monsurat Sunmonu (APC Oyo Central), screened the nominees. Those who were approved are: Uzoma Emenike (Abia), Aminu Iyawa (Adamawa), Maj Gen Godwin Umoh Rtd (Akwa Ibom), Christopher Okeke (Anambra), Yusuf Maitama Tuggar (Bauchi), Baba Madugu…

Kano teacher allegedly rapes four pupils

A Kano Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded in prison a 28-year-old school teacher, Shamsu Nasiru, for allegedly defiling four pupils. The accused, who lives at Dawakin Dakata Quarters, Kano, is standing trial on a charge of rape. The Prosecutor, Insp. Shuaibu Musa, told the court that Ali Ladan, Sale Abdu and Ahmad Ibrahim all of…

What Osinbajo, Reps discussed over recession – Presidency

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has called on political leaders in the country to commit themselves to the collective good of the nation. His spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement said Osinbajo spoke on Thursday when he met with a delegation from the House of Representatives in his office to discuss the economy and ways…

Why Nigerians will continue to commit suicide – Lagos Speaker, Obasa

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has explained why Nigerians will continue to commit suicide. According to him, the ugly cases of suicide would continue until the citizens had a change of attitude. His position is coming barely one week after a medical doctor, Allwell Orji jumped into the…

Police seize cocaine with Lionel Messi branding [PHOTO]

Peruvian police have announced that they have intercepted 1,417kg of cocaine on Wednesday. The substance was packaged with images of Barcelona star, Lionel Messi. The packaging did not only have Messi’s face plastered all over it, they also bore his name, Barcelona’s logo and the seal of the King of Spain. The seized cocaine reportedly…

Ortom has lost control – Wike hits Benue governor again

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has affirmed that he has no regrets for asking the military to take over Benue State, insisting that Samuel Ortom has lost control of the state. Wike said the wanton killings in the state was becoming unbearable, hence his call for declaration of state of emergency in the state. The…

Senate approves 45 ambassadorial nominees, rejects 2

Senate on Wednesday rejected the nomination of two out of 47 non-career ambassadorial nominees presented for approval by President Muhammadu Buhari in January. The affected nominees, who were rejected, based on the report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs are 82 year old Justice Sylvanus Nsofor from Imo State and Mr. Jacob Igbekele Daodu from……

Husband demands N3m alimony from divorce-seeking wife

Malam Bello Umar, a resident of Gidan Haki in Sokoto North Local Government of Sokoto State, has asked his divorce-seeking wife to pay N3 million for her freedom. His wife, Aishatu Shehu, had sued Umar at the City Lower Shari’a Court, Sokoto, praying for a divorce. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Aishatu,……

Beware of fraudulent recruitment – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has warned members of the public that the corporation was not undertaking any recruitment, hence they should be wary of fraudsters. According to a disclaimer on its website on Thursday, the corporation said unsuspecting members of the public were being lured by various means into fraudulent job interviews. It……

House committee optimistic economic recession will end soon

The House of Representatives Committee on Economic Recession has expressed optimism that the country will soon overcome recession. The Chairman of the committee, Dr Bode Ayorinde, stated this in an interview with reporters shortly after the committee met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday. Ayorinde said the committee’s meeting……

Aircraft, passengers’ lives exposed to danger at Kaduna airport –Reps

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has branded Kaduna International Airport as unsafe and said that both aircraft and passengers’ lives are exposed to danger. Reps members stated this during the plenary of the House on Thursday, adding that the airport has no safety standards for both domestic and international flights. The chairman, Committee on Media Loan,…

No bomb planted at American Embassy in Lagos’ – CP

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Fatai Owoseni, on Thursday said there was no bomb planted at the American Embassy in Lagos. Owoseni told newsmen that the suspected bag kept in one of the vehicles at the Consular General Office, Victoria Island, only contained medical equipment. “We got a call at about 7.40……

RRS rescues man hit by vehicle

By OKOSUN DENNIS If not for the quick intervention of men of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) bikers of the Lagos Police Command, an unidentified man would have been dead. The man hit by vehicle was rescued and resuscitated in the hospital after he was knocked down by vehicle. The man was said to have…

Dollar records further loss, sells for N390 at parallel market

The value of the Dollar continued to diminish against the Naira as the Nigerian currency was traded at N390 on Thursday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Naira had also appreciated against the Euro, exchanging at N400 while remaining stable against the Pound Sterling at N465. The last time the……

Nigeria vs Senegal: Onazi captains Super Eagles

Onazi is partnered in the central midfield position by Leicester City rising star, Wilfred Ndidi. The post Nigeria vs Senegal: Onazi captains Super Eagles appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

All Progressives Congress (APC) Leadership Commend Dogara For Standing Behind FG

 The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, has commended the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara for his unflinching support and loyalty to the APC-led Federal government. Chief John Oyegun, The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Chief Oyegun made the commendation Thursday evening when he…

KILLINGS: Wike mocks Gov Ortom, calls for state of emergency in Benue

Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike has called for a state of emergency in Benue State over incessant killings in the state. Wike argued that Governor Samuel Ortom has lost control of the state, making immediate declaration of state of emergency in the state necessary, in order to restore security and protect the lives of the…

Frank Lampard’s late mother’s home raided by thieves

Former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard’s parents’ home has been raided by burglars in a bid to steal his late mother’s jewels. The home, which is still occupied by the former England star’s father, Frank Sr, had furniture damaged and cupboards pulled off the walls in a break in. The 68-year-old Frank Sr, said that thieves…

How Badeh used N800m Air Force fund for shopping mall – Witness

A prosecution witness, Nuhu Dalhatu, on Thursday told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that about N800 million used for the construction of a shopping mall linked to Alex Badeh, a former Chief of Air Staff, was traced to the Nigeria Air Force, NAF, account. Badeh is standing trial along Iyalikam Nigeria Limited on a 10-count…

Frozen account: Appeal court reserves ruling on Fayose’s case

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday reserved ruling on an application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, praying the court to grant an injunction restraining Governor Ayodele Fayose from further dissipating and executing the lower court judgment which defreezed his account. The Counsel to EFCC, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo told…

There are more killings in Rivers than Benue – Ortom blasts Wike

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has fired back at his River State counterpart, Nyesom Wike for calling him an unqualified governor. Ortom warned Wike to face the crisis in his state where there were more killings and leave Benue alone. Wike had called on the Federal Government to declare state of emergency in Benue…

BREAKING: PDP crisis ends as Sheriff, Makarfi sign peace deal

The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ended Thursday on a peaceful note with the feuding parties agreeing to sheath their swords in the interest of party unity. National Reconciliation Committee of the PDP headed by Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State brokered the deal. The parties said it was time to put…

Metuh Seeks Suspension of N400m Fraud Trial

Olisa Metuh Seeks Suspension Of His Trial The trial of Olisa Metuh, a former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, continued on March 22, 2017 with his counsel, Onyeachi Ikpeazu, SAN, moving a motion seeking for what was tantamount to a stay of proceedings pending the ruling of the Supreme Court on his “no-case…

Photo Of Sen. Dino Melaye’s N5billion Lawsuit Against Sahara Reporters

The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye has filed a N5 billion lawsuit against online news medium, Sahara Reporters. The lawsuit comes hot on the heels of claims made by the online news medium regarding the senator’s certificate. Sahara Reporters had alleged that the Senator did not graduate from Ahmadu Bello University,……

Kano International Textile Market To Create 4200 More Jobs For Traders

The Kano state government has said when the facelift and reconstruction project currently going on in the famous Kantin Kwari international textile market, which is about 75 percent completed  is fully ready, it will create opportunity for 4, 200 small scale traders instead of rendering them jobless. Speaking yesterday while inspecting the project with newsmen,…

Edo On The Verge Of Becoming The Cleanness State In The Federation

The quest to develop Edo State and make it one of the cleanness and neatness state in the country has held a 2-day workshop organized by Edo State government under the leadership of Mr. Godwin Obaseki to address all environmental issues confronting the state. Obaseki since assuming office as the executive governor of Edo State…

8bn Mutilated Currency Scam: Two Bankers Bag 18 years Jail term

Court Jailed Two Bankers The Economic and Financial Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 secured another conviction in the ongoing N8bn Currency  Mutilation Scam before Justice Joyce Abdul Malik of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State. In her ruling, the judge convicted and sentenced the duo of Toogun Kayode Philip and Afolabi Esther Olunike,…

Kaduna Airport is a disaster waiting to happen – Reps

Members of the House of Representatives have described the Kaduna International Airport as a big disaster that is waiting to happen. The members flayed the aviation ministry for allowing operations at the airport, saying that the airport fell short of the safety standards for both domestic and international flight operations. The aviation ministry announced diversion…

Disregard Sheriff advert, no vacancy in PDP Nat’l Secretariat – Makarfi

Court rejected Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has said there is no vacancy at Wadata Plaza, the party’s National Secretariat, Abuja. This was as he called on Nigerians to disregard the publication allegedly made by PDP faction led by the court recognised party national chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff. Makarfi who…

Delta government set to takeover abandoned Gbaramatu Cottage hospital

Delta State Government has indicated interest to takeover the abandoned cottage hospital in Okerenkoko, Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South-West Local Government Area. Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge said this during an inspection tour of the hospital with other top officials on Thursday. In a chat with newsmen, Azinge expressed satisfaction with the…

Reps To Investigate Appointment Of FAAN Directors

The House of Representatives on Thursday resolved to investigate recent appointment of directors for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) by the presidency. The House however mandated  its committee on Federal Character to carry-out a comprehensive review of all appointments and recruitment’s in the agency. To lawmakers also urged FAAN to urgently review its…