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2024 Appropriation Budget: There Is No Padding – Senate

On Saturday, the Nigerian Senate refuted the claims from some media platforms that it padded the 2024 appropriation budget by well over N4 trillion. Reacting...

Senate Rejects Planned Electricity Tariff Hike

The Nigerian Senate has asked the Tinubu-led Federal government to halt plans of increasing electricity tariff by withdrawing subsidy. The lawmakers have also resolved to...

2024 Census Will Hold As Scheduled – Senate To Nigerians

The Nigerian Senate has assured citizens that the population and housing census slated for November 2024 will be held as scheduled. READ ALSO: Relocation Of CBN...

Senate Passes 2024 Budget, Raises Appropriation By N1.2tn

The Nigerian Senate has passed the 2024 Appropriation Bill submitted to it by President Bola Tinubu. The Senate, at plenary on Saturday afternoon, passed the...

Senate Will Review EFCC Act – Akpabio

The Senate has vowed to review the Act establishing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, disclosed this while noting...

Senate Screens Festus Keyamo After He Apologised And Showed Remorse For His Past Actions

The Nigerian Senate has now screened Festus Keyamo, a ministerial nominee of President Bola Tinubu after he showed remorse for his past actions.  His screening...

Senate To Screen, Confirm Last Batch Of Ministerial Nominees Today

The Senate is screening the last batch of the ministerial nominees today, Saturday. It is also expected to confirm the entire 48 nominees today. The upper...

Subsidy: Lift Ban On Fuel Supply To Border Communities – Senate Tells FG

The Senate has directed the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), and the National Security Adviser (NSA), to lift the subsisting restriction...

Senate Rejects Motion To Release Nnamdi Kanu

The Senate has rejected a motion to release from the detention the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. The motion...

Senate Adjourns Plenary Until July 4

The Senate on Wednesday, adjourned plenary until July 4. This followed the adoption of a motion by the Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Barau...

No Official Record Nnamdi Kanu Left Kenya For Nigeria – Kenya Government

Some court papers filed by the Kenyan Attorney-General have shown that the repatriation of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi...

He Doesn’t Trust Them – Abba Kyari Refuses to Eat Food Prepared By NDLEA Officials

Suspended DCP Abba Kyari has refused to eat food prepared by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. According to reports, Kyari is currently...

IPOB: I’m Going Blind, Need Reading Glasses – Nnamdi Kanu Laments In Court

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has begged for glasses, saying he's going blind. Kanu complained on Wednesday as his case...

“Brazil Drugs Cartel Insisted On 50%. They Are Greedy, Serious Greedy” – Abba Kyari Admits In Transcripts Released By NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Wednesday, provided more details into the 25kilogramme cocaine bust involving DCP Abba Kyari, the suspended commander...

Most Graduates Can’t Do The Jobs They Are Employed For – Isa Pantami

Most graduates from institutions in Nigeria can't do the job they are employed to do, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa...

‘Pay As You Go Rent’ – Senate Considers Bill To Bar Landlords From Collecting Annual Rent

The Nigerian senate is seeking a bill to make it illegal for landlords to demand payment of advance rent from tenants of residential and...

Nigerian Senate Passes 2022 Budget, Increases By N1trn

The Nigerian Senate has passed the 2022 appropriation bill on Wednesday, December 22. President Muhammad Buhari had on the 7th October 2021, presented the budget...

Time Has Indeed Vindicated Gooluck Jonathan As The Best President Nigeria Ever Had – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide, has stated that time has vindicated his former principal, Goodluck Jonathan, as the best president Nigeria ever had. Omokri,...

EFCC Returns N19.3bn Kogi Salary Bailout ‘Hidden’ In Sterling Bank To CBN

Nigeria's apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has confirmed the receipt of N19,333,333,333 the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recovered from...

We’re Doing Nnamdi Kanu A Favour By Giving Him The Opportunity To Defend Himself In Court – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he is ready to consider demands for the unconditional release Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu is the leader of the Indigenous...

#EndSARS: How Lagos Head Of Service Reveals Government’s Ownership Of LCC To Panel… Confirmed Lekki Toll Gate Massacre

Some more information has emerged on how Lagos' Head of Civil Service, Mr Hakeem Muri Okunola, testified on behalf of the state government before...

I’ll Consider Demand For Nnamdi Kanu’s Unconditional Release – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he is ready to consider demands for the unconditional release Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu is the leader of the Indigenous...

Covid-19 Support: Buhari Approves ₦656.11bn Fresh Bailout For 36 States

The sum of N656.112 billion has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari for the Bridge Financing Facility of the 36 States. This was disclosed at...

Lekki Massacre: Over 75,000 Nigerians Sign ICC Petition to Jail President Buhari Over #EndSARS

Over 75,000 Nigerians have signed a petition for President Muhammadu Buhari to be jailed. The Nigerians both home and abroad signed the petition asking for...

Drama As ‘Boko Haram Terrorists’ Abduct 22 Girls For Marriage In Niger State

Some terrorists suspected to be members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect have invaded Kurebe community in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger...

2023: Delta Gubernatorial Aspirant, Kenneth Okpara Is Dead

One of the governorship aspirant of People Democratic Party for the 2023 election in Delta State, Kenneth Okpara is dead. Okpara died at the early...

#ENDSARS: Nigerian Police Tried To Cover Up Shooting Of Unarmed Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate – Lagos Panel Report Reveals

Details have emerged showing how some officers of the Nigerian police tried to coverup the shooting of unarmed protesters at the Lekki tollgate. This was...

My Life Is In Danger – Nnamdi Kanu Cries Out From Department Of State Services’ Custody

The operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) has confined the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to solitary...

Security Guard Remanded For ‘R*ping 17-year-old Virgin’ To Coma

A security guard, Kposu Benjamin has been remanded in Mondala Correctional Centre on Thursday for allegedly r*ping a 17-year-old girl to coma. The defendant is...

Lagos Panel Report: ‘Resign Immediately For Lying To Nigerians’ – Federal Lawmakers Tell Lai Mohammed

The federal government has been urged to come out clean on the Lekki tollgate shooting following the submission of Lagos probe panel report. Minority Caucus...

”If Buhari Posts His Account Number, He Will Net One Billion In Just One Minute” – Joe Igbokwe Lectures Davido’s Fan

Spokesperson of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Joe Igbokwe has stated that if President Muhammadu Buhari posts his account number...

We Need A White Paper On The Report – Lagos Govt Breaks Silence On #EndSARS Panel of Inquiry Revelation

The Lagos State Government has reacted following the release of the report of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS...

‘Some Cabals Have Taken Over Nigeria’ – Governor Ortom Says He Doesn’t Believe Buhari Is Aware Of What’s Happening In The Country

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has raised a serious alarm. According to him, some persons at the Federal level have taken over the rulership...

Senate Passes Real Estate Regulatory Council Bill

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to establish the Real Estate Regulatory Council of Nigeria. The Council when established would, among others, curb...

Police Declare Olu Of Warri’s Two Sons Wanted For Stealing Royal Crown

The Nigerian Police Force has declared two sons of the late Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko, wanted for stealing the royal crown...

Leave Workers’ Salaries Alone…Get Capable Hands To Run The Economy – PDP To Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the federal government to reconsider its decision to review salaries, if the move will lead to reduction...

FG To Slash Civil Servants’ Salaries And Merge Agencies To Cut Cost – Zainab Ahmed, Finance Minister

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Salaries, Incomes & Wages Commission (NSIWC) to review the salaries of civil servants as well as the...

Senate Committee Summons Finance Minister Over Military Funding

The Senate committee on Army has summoned the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, to give an account of the releases to the military for...

Olu of Warri Is Not Yet Dead – Warri Council of Chiefs Chairman

Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom, Ayirimi Emami and the Chairman of Warri Council of Chiefs has stated that Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri is...

Itsekiri Traditional Council Announces Olu Of Warri’s Death, Names 37-year-old Prince Emiko As Successor

The Itsekiri Traditional Council has officially announced the demise of His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, who was the Olu of Warri until his death. Speculations of...

How The Leaders Of Tomorrow Woke Up To The Occasion of Today

‘We are the Leaders of Tomorrow’ are the lines from a famous school song in Nigeria reminding the youths of the need to prepare...

There Is An Industry Of Abduction Flourishing – Oby Ezekwesili Blast FG On Kagara Abduction

Former minister Oby Ezekwesili has a few words for the federal government on the Kagara abduction. The former minister via her Twitter page slammed...

Senate To Stop Employers From Engaging Graduates As Casual Workers

The Nigerian Senate has raised concern about how female marketers have been turned into sexual workers, considering a bill seeking to stop employers in...

Amotekun ‘Terrorising’ Oyo State Residents

Amotekun the south-west security outfit has been accused of terrorizing Oyo state residents. Twitter users have taken to their social media platform to call...

ASUU Suspends Ten-Month-Old Strike

The Academic staff Union of Universities(ASUU) has finally suspended their 9 months strike. The National President, Biodun Ogunyemi made the announcement during a briefing of...

DSS Raises Alarm Over Plot To Bomb Places of Worship, Parks

The Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted Nigerians about plans by enemies of state to unleash terror on vulnerable places, including critical infrastructure,...

No Fresh Lockdown Over COVID-19 – FG

The Federal Government on Tuesday clarified that it has not declared a fresh lockdown of the country following confirmation of the second wave of...

Forbes Names 9-Year-Old Ryan Kaji As 2020 Highest-Paid YouTuber

Forbes has named 9-year-old Ryan Kaji has been named the highest-paid YouTuber of 2020 for the third consecutive year. According to reports, the young content creator made $29.5...

Olu Of Warri Is Indisposed, Not Dead – Palace Director

The Palace of the Olu of Warri has shut down claims allegding that the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli is dead. Chief Clement Maleghemi,...

Lagos State Assembly To Bar Residents From Keeping Lions, Snakes As Pets

The Lagos State Assembly is deliberating on a bill to bar residents from owning wild animals like lions, snakes and others, The PUNCH has...

FG Announces Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge For 3 Days

The Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, on Tuesday announced a 72-hour total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge to cast concrete...

Senate Asks For A Comprehensive Audit Of NNPC, NPA, NIMASA

The Senate has called on the acting Auditor General of the Federation, Mr. Adolphus Aghughu, to focus more on the financial activities of big...

FG Set To Close A Section Of Third Mainland Bridge From Friday, October 9

The Federal Government has announced that a section of the Third Mainland Bridge will be completely closed for a period of two days to...

Senate President Ahmad Lawan Oppose Scrapping Of SARS

Nigerian Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has opposed scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Speaking on Wednesday October 7, during a deliberation by lawmakers on...

₦2.7bn Diversion: I Don’t Even Handle or Disburse School Feeding Funds – Humanitarian Affairs Minister Denies Accusation

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq has reacted to reports that N2.72b meant for school feeding...

‘We Need Better Healthcare In Nigeria’ – Aisha Buhari Calls For Better Hospitals As She Returns From Dubai Medical Trip

Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Saturday announced her return from medical treatment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), while calling for healthcare providers...

President Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan, To Wed Fashola’s Special Adviser

President Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan, To Wed Special Adviser To Ex-Lagos Governor And Minister Of Works, Babatunde Fashola. Hanan, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu...

I Never Said Every Nigerian Has Received Covid-19 Palliative – Sadiya Farouq

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, has insisted that she never said every Nigerian received COVID-19...

Gov. Kayode Fayemi Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has tested positive to the novel coronavirus. The state governor shared the news via his official Twitter page...

Oyo State Cancels 3rd Term In Schools

The Oyo state government today announced the cancellation of third term for pupils in both primary and secondary schools in the state. The governor...

Kaduna Killings Is Based On Politics And Revenge – Presidency

The Presidency has come out to react to the killings and loss of properties happening  in Kaduna state.  The presidency claimed that the increased...

Recovered Vehicles Were Auctioned To Presidential Villa And Ministries – Ibrahim Magu

The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has revealed that some of the cars and properties for which he is standing...

576 New Cases Of Coronavirus Recorded In Nigeria

The NCDC on the 20th of July,2020 announced that 576 new cases of Coronavirus has been recorded in Nigeria. According to the Nigeria Center for...

My Relationship With President Buhari Is Good -Goodluck Jonathan

In the early hours of today former president Goodluck Jonathan was a guest at the presidential villa and the ex-president revealed that his relationship...

Senate Passes Bill To Establish Army University

The Senate has passed a bill to give legal backing to the establishment of the Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State. The passage of...

Only Buhari Can Sack Service Chiefs – Presidency Fires Back At Senate

The Presidency has replied the Nigerian Senate call for Service Chiefs to resign over the level of insecurity in the nation. Recall that the Senators...

You Electing Buhari As President Doesn’t Mean You Can Order Him Around – Femi Adesina 

Femi Adesina has said the fact that Nigerians elected a president doesn’t mean they have to order the President around. He said this when...

Coronavirus: Despite Lockdown, Lagos Seaports To Remain Functional

Although, the federal government has directed that the state should go on lockdown in a bid to curb the coronavirus, all seaports in the...

Coronavirus: Nigeria Tracing 6, 000 Potential Cases – DG, NCDC

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said that the centre is currently tracing at least 6, 000 cases of potential...

Coronavirus: Senators Donate 50% Of Their Salary To Fight Pandemic

As everyone adopts measures to aid the fight against the coronavirus, senators in the 9th Assembly have agreed to donate fifty percent of their...

I’m The President, I Have No Cabal Running My Government: Buhari

In a recent interview with The Interview, President Muhammadu Buhari debunked claims that he has a cabal running his government. The president had been accused...

The Senate Rejects Buhari’s Visa-On-Arrival Policy

The Nigerian Senate has rejected the visa-on-arrival policy of President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawmakers during its plenary on Tuesday said the move by the...

Not Again! Petrol Tanker Catches Fire On Otedola Bridge

A petroleum tanker laddened with 33,000 litres of fuel with registration number KJA-900XR was gutted by fire in the early hours of Saturday along...

Abia North Senatorial Election: Orji Uzor Kalu Defeats Mao Ohuabunwa At Appeal Court

The Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, on Thursday, said him and his supporters have been vindicated following the Appeal...

#SexForGrades: Presidency Rejects Senate’s Bill To Impose 5 Years Jail Term On Sex Predators

The Nigerian Senate today debated on the law which will impose a 5-year jail term on any lecturer or teacher who requests for sex...

Have You Heard? Bill To Impose Tax On GSM Users, Cable TV Subscribers Passes First Nigerian Senate Reading

The Nigerian Senate Bill proposed to impose tax on users of GSM and Cable TV subscribers has passed the first senate reading. The Bill for...

Senate Deliberates Death Penalty For Rapists

The Nigerian Senate has expressed worry over the increasing rape cases and defilement of minors in parts of the country and has resolved that...

Just In: Senate Passes Bill To Reform The Nigeria Police

The Nigerian Senate during plenary on Wednesday, passed the Police Reform Bill, 2019. This followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on...

Good Move! FG Budgets N160bn For Workers Minimum Wage Increase

The Federal Government has budgeted a total of N160bn this year to take care of adjustments that may arise as a result of the...

Dino Compares Himself To Elijah, Says He Is Hiding Out Of Wisdom Not Fear

Dino Melaye goes scriptural as he reacts to claims that he went into hiding because he was scared of the Federal government. The Senator who...

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