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The Presidency and Labour Party slong with the Peter Obi Media Reach have traded words over a planned ‘EndBadGovernance’ protest. The protest against economic hardship, which is gaining traction on social media, has been scheduled to be held across all states of the Federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, in August. […]

The Senate has removed Ali Ndume as Chief Whip, following his recent criticisms of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s government. He was replaced with the lawmaker representing Borno North, Tahir Mungono. Ndume’s removal was endorsed by members of the APC Senate Caucus during plenary, after a voice vote by Senate President Godswill Akpabio, on Wednesday. The national […]

Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), on Tuesday, staged nationwide protests within campuses of public universities to demand the immediate release of their withheld salaries. The aggrieved workers had several inscriptions on their placards as they marched around the university […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has intensified efforts to apprehend former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, urging INTERPOL to place him on a watch list in North African countries. The move comes after Bello, facing charges including money laundering and misappropriation of N80.2 billion, repeatedly failed to appear before Nigerian courts. Despite a […]

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday Unveils plans to inject N2 trillion into the economy in the next six months. The President stated this when he inaugurated his Presidential Economic Coordination Council, PECC, drawn from different sectors of society and the economy. Briefing State House correspondents after the inauguration, the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister […]

The Court of Appeal, Abuja has nullified an order of interlocutory injunction of the Rivers State High Court restraining 25 pro-Wike lawmakers led by Martin Amaewhule from the Rivers State House of Assembly. A three-member panel of the appellate court held that the lower court lacked the jurisdiction to grant the exparte order. The court […]

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday struck out a lawsuit initiated by the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu seeking the award of N1 billion compensation against the Federal Government and the Department of State Services (DSS). In the ruling, Justice James Omotoso, the presiding judge, held that Kanu […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has proposed 142 recommendations to improve future electoral process. National Chairman of the Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at the opening of a two-day Induction Retreat for Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Monday in Lagos. Yakubu, who said the commission had published the report of the review of the […]

The Federal Government has terminated the Obajana-Benin Road contracts with three companies, citing non-performance by the firms. The government ended contract numbers 6136, 6137 and 6138 with Mothercat Ltd, Dantata & Sawoe Construction Ltd and RCC Ltd, respectively. In a statement on Monday, the Federal Ministry of Works said the projects affected by this termination […]

The main auditorium of the Christ Embassy Church headquarters in Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, has been reazed by fire. The fire which broke out early hours of Sunday caused a significant damage to the church property. The incident hampered free flow of traffic as vehicles had to scramble for space to navigate through a narrow road. […]

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to hold Nigeria’s state governors, their deputies and others to account over cases of electoral violence, bribery, vote-buying, and conspiracy during the chaotic 2023 general elections. Justice Obiora Atuegwu Egwuatu judgment followed a suit by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project. […]

Court-reinstated deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, on Saturday, officially rejoined the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party. Shaibu who was impeached by the Edo State House of Assembly was ordered reinstated last Wednesday as the Deputy Governor of Edo State. But on Saturday, Shaibu announced his return to the APC […]

Meta Platforms Inc., has been fined $220 million by the Federal Government over the unauthorized appropriation of personal data without user consent, discriminatory practices against Nigerian users, and the abuse of Meta’s dominant market position. Meta Platforms, Inc., doing business as Meta, is an American multinational technology conglomerate based in Menlo Park, California. The company […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has updated guidelines for managing dormant accounts, unclaimed balances, and other financial assets in banks and financial institutions following a review of the guidelines issued in October 2015. Consequently, it directed banks and other financial institutions to deposit unclaimed balances and funds in dormant accounts to the apex bank […]

President Bola Tinubu on Friday in Abuja commended international energy company, ENI, for its proposed new investment in Nigeria, reiterating his vision of making the nation more globally competitive and an investment destination. The President said by exploring the possibilities of innovative thinking, strategic planning, new technology, and research into best practices, his administration’s reforms […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the sale of $106.5 million as foreign exchange (FX) to 29 FX dealer banks. In a statement signed by Dr Omolara Omotunde Duke, Director, Financial Markets Department, it was disclosed that on July 18 and 19, 2024, the CBN sold $106.5 million to 29 authorized dealer banks […]

Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, has rejected the chairmanship of the Committee on Tourism offered him, saying he is not a tourist. Ndume was removed as Senate Chief Whip on Wednesday following his criticism of the President Bola Tinubu’s administration. Recall that the National Working Committee, NWC, of APC had removed Senator Ndume (APC, Borno South) […]

President Bola Tinubu will on Saturday, July 20, depart Abuja for Accra, Ghana to participate in the Sixth Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the African Union (AU), the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the Regional Mechanisms (RMs), and the African Union Member States. According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, on Friday, in his capacity […]

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has published the identities of some inmates who escaped from its Medium Security Custodial Centre in Suleja on April 24 following a heavy downpour which affected parts of the perimeter fence. On April 24, rainfall destroyed the walls of the Suleja Custodial Centre and led to the escape of 118 […]

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted another batch of seven containers bearing 1, 229, 400 bottles of codeine syrup worth ₦9.8bn at the Onne ports. This is barely three weeks after seizing 6,125 cartons of the same product containing 1,050,000 bottles worth ₦7.35bn in street value, at the Port Harcourt […]