Buhari returns to Nigeria after 8 days official trip
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after eight days abroad. Buhari was said to have touched down at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at 7pm on Monday. The President was received at the airport by his Chief of Staff, Abby Kyari, the Minister of... Read more
Melaye denies evading recall petition, timetable service
Senator Dino Melaye on Monday, denied claims that he was evading the service of petition and timetable for his recall from the Senate, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Melaye made this known while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Monday. The senator, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District,... Read more
Former Congressman gets 21-month jail term for sexting with 15-year-old girl
Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that may have cost Hillary Clinton the presidency. The former Democratic congressman from New York had faced up to 27 months in prison on Monday after his guilty plea to... Read more
FG to spend N100bn Sukuk bond on 25 road projects
The Federal Government on Monday said it would spend the N100bn to be raised from the issuance of the Sukuk Bond for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of 25 arterial roads. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, stated this while addressing members of the Manufacturers Association... Read more
Seven professors under house arrest for corruption
Seven Italian university professors have been placed under house arrest and 22 have been suspended from teaching following a nationwide corruption probe. The Guardia di Finanza police said on Monday that “the professors, all experts in tax law, are accused of rigging promotions within the university system via reciprocal back-scratching... Read more
Trump has declared war, says North Korea
North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers. The latest threats stoked a week-long war of words that began when the American leader threatened in his address... Read more
Dangote Group plans to invest $4.6 b in agriculture
Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, has said that the company would invest 4.6 billion dollars in nation’s agricultural sector in the next five years. He listed sugar, rice, tomatoes and oil palm as some of the agricultural sectors where the monies would be invested. Dangote... Read more
Ajimobi condemns attack on Olubadan palace
Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi has condemned Monday’s attack by unknown gunmen on Olubadan palace. In a statement issued and signed by Mr.Yomi Layinka, the Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy to the Governor reads ” the attention of the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has been drawn... Read more
Ogba Zoo bloodbath: How three policemen were killed – Witnesses
Details have emerged on how three policemen detailed to protect fun seekers at the Ogba Zoo and Nature Park were gunned down by five heavily armed men. Arms and ammunition belonging to the policemen were collected while the Executive Director of the Zoo, Dr. Andy Ehanire was abducted Andy... Read more
APC Attacks Sagay over comment
The All Progressives Congress has launched an attack on the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay, for criticising the party in an interview. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Bolaji Abdullahi, the APC said Sagay had described its leadership as... Read more