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Veteran Nigerian actor, Ojo Arowosafe, popularly known as Fadeyi Oloro, is dead. The Ekiti-born actor, who rose to prominence during the 80s and late 90s for his trademarked herbalist character, died on Tuesday afternoon after a long battle with kidney-related ailments, among other things. He was aged 66. Arowosafe, who played Fadeyi Oloro in a […]

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu and its vice presidential candidate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, will Monday lead a protest of party stakeholders to the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja. The protest is over the conduct of the presidential election and […]

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi and his counterpart in the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, have cast their votes in Saturday’s election. Obi alongside his wife Margaret, cast their votes at polling unit 19 in the Agulu area of the Aniocha Local Government Area of Anambra State. Obi exercise his […]

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa, has cast his vote at the Eghoma Primary School Owa Alero Polling Unit 17, in Agbor, Delta State. The Delta State governor, cast his ballot at exactly 9:46 am on Saturday. Addressing newsmen after voting, Okowa said he is optimistic about the victory of […]

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Dr Abdul-Azeez Adediran (Jandor), has condemned a viral video where some individuals in branded PDP uniforms were seen campaigning for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi. Adediran, in a statement by Gbenga Ogunleye, the Head, Media and Communications, JANDOR4GOVERNOR Campaign Organisation, on Saturday […]

Nigeria has established a duty-free village in Abuja where diplomats and other members of the Diplomatic Corps can buy items and enjoy tax-free services. Built-in compliance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations exempting diplomats from all national, regional or municipal duties and taxes, the facility is equipped with a wellness and fitness centre, and […]

Gunmen shot two persons dead in Mkpuma Akataka Community, Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi on Friday. Also killed was an Ebubeagu commander. A native of the community, Grace Nwite, told the newmen on Saturday that hoodlums invaded the community and shot sporadically. “They came into the community and started shooting. I heard that the […]

Pope Francis is urging everyone to pray for the soul of a Nigerian priest who was murdered last Sunday, and to continue to remember and pray for the suffering people of Ukraine. Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria: ‘State must protect rights and property of all’At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis asked everyone to remember […]

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of 10 persons and two injured in a crash on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The Ogun State Sector Command in a statement by FRSC Superintendent Route Commander and Public Education Officer, Florence Okpe, said the accident occurred in the early hours of Saturday around the Oniworo […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Lawal Sani Stores to the Board of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The appointment was contained in a statement issued in Abuja, yesterday, by Mr. Tanko Abdullahi, Special Adviser, Media & Communications to the Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning, Mrs. Zaina Ahmed. Mr. Stores is to replace […]

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 President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, in Abuja inaugurated the new Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) and National Counterterrorism Centre (NCTC), two state-of-the-art facilities to optimise efforts at addressing evolving security challenges in the country, especially terrorism and violent extremism. Speaking at the inauguration of the two world-class facilities, the President in a statement […]

 The United States Government has said it will place visa restrictions on Nigerians responsible for election violence that undermined the democratic process during Saturday’s gubernatorial and state assembly elections. The US in a statement issued Tuesday by its Consulate in Nigeria, said it is deeply troubled by the disturbing acts of violence, voter intimidation, and […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has debunked a recent allegation against it. The INEC denounced an online report accusing its Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu of attempts to violate its guidelines and consequently distort the Governorship election result in Abia State. Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said the only communication sent […]

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has increased the official interest rate by 50 basis point, in a consistent tightening policy measure to tame inflation in Nigeria. With the new increase in the monetary policy rate, the CBN has capped official interest rate at 18 per cent from 17.5 […]

President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has appealed to Nigerians to rise above the differences, which, in reality, are fewer than the valued strings that bind Nigerians together as a people as the elections are over. In a statement statement he personally signed, Tinubu condemned what he described as ethic slurs, physical and verbal attacks during and […]

The legal team of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has filed a number of grounds why the Presidential Election Petition Court should nullify the declaration of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as president-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission. DIPLOMATIC DIARY reports that the court acknowledged […]

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu has declared his intention to contest for Senate presidency in the 10th National Assembly. Kalu, who has won re-election to represent Abia North in the Red Chamber, was the first aspirant to declare his interest in the number three position. He made the declaration while briefing […]

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against throwing the country into anarchy over announcement of results of the February 18 gubernatorial elections. National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, issued the warning at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday. He accused INEC officials of allegedly conniving with […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Idris Musa as Director-General of the National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA). His appointment is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by Olusegun Shogbola, Media Aide to the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, on behalf of the Minister. According to the statement, the reappointment […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared election results  in 24 of 28 states where gubernatorial election held on March 28, 2023. With results of four  states still pending (Adamawa, Kebbi, Abia and Enugu), the APC  was declared winner in  15 states, while the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won  8 states.. However, the New […]