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May 29, 2017 10:57 PM Nigerian military: A season of openness and probity by Uche Madu

Editor's note: In this piece, Uche Madu, from Leadership Institute in Badagary Lagos has said that the Nigerian military under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has done well. Madu in the spirit of the Democracy Day celebration said the chief of defence staff Gabriel Olonisakin is a professional soldier who has earned the veneration of Nigerians 15

May 29, 2017 8:12 PM Diego Costa wants Lukaku to replace him at Chelsea

Chelsea striker, Diego Costa, has said he “could be leaving” the club this summer and wants Romelu Lukaku to be signed as his replacement. After their FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal, Costa admitted that he might leave for Spain. When asked if the champions should sign Lukaku, Costa said: “I do not know – that’s a decision for the club. Of course Lukaku 14

May 29, 2017 4:15 PM PMB Has Delivered On Promises In Two Years – Ekiti APC

Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has scored the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration high on the programmes and policies implemented within the last two years it assumed office. In a statement by its state Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbsun, in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, the party commended president Buhari on the successes 19

May 29, 2017 12:22 PM SURVEY: 18 years after, Nigerians assess gains of democracy

Most Nigerians observed on Monday that democracy has proved to be the best system of government that has come to stay in Nigeria. They spoke with the Newsmen across the country, although some expressed mixed feelings about the performance of democracy in the last 18 years. For instance, Prof. Chika Aliyu, an economist, commended the Federal Government 13

May 29, 2017 12:22 PM Stolen, diverted public funds must be accounted for – Osinbajo vows

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has vowed that public resources that were looted in the past few years in the country would be accounted for by those involved. Osinbajo stated this on Monday in a nationwide broadcast to mark the second anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. He said that accounting for the funds had become imperative 14

May 29, 2017 10:25 AM Chude Jideonwo: Dear President Buhari, you have broken our hearts

You were in our nation’s capital, being inaugurated as the first Nigerian in our nation’s history to win the presidency from an opposition party. I was far away, in Lagos; but I had a cherished privilege: to be the one to publish the very first tweet on your account as President of the Federal of Nigeria. And as my colleague, Oluwatobi Soyombo watched 15

May 29, 2017 9:34 AM APC has failed in the last two years

The Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has chided the APC-led federal government for failing to deliver on the basic needs of Nigerians in the last two years. The former governor of Akwa Ibom state, who stated this in an interview with Thisday, said that rather than focus on how to fulfil its campaign promises to the Nigerian people, the ruling 16

May 29, 2017 8:31 AM 57 per cent of Nigerians approve Buhari’s performance – Report

The Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, Abuja, has released summary of its report titled Buharimeter Citizens’ Scorecard on the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB), and the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, on the three broad campaign promises (Corruption, Economy and Security) in the first two years in office. According 14

May 29, 2017 7:05 AM Democracy day: Osinbajo prays for Buhari, vows to recover all stolen money [Full speech]

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday prayed for good health for President Muhammdu Buhari. He also vowed that the administration ​will ensure that all stolen funds were recovered and culprits brought to justice. Osinbajo said this in a national broadcast to commemorate the nation’s Democracy Day and second anniversary of the President Muhammadu 17

May 29, 2017 3:59 AM Why Boko Haram succeeded in recent attack on NAF base—CAS

ABUJA—THE Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has blamed recent successful attack on a defence base of the Nigerian Air Force by the Boko Haram terrorists, on some base commanders, who he said were yet to imbibe and adopt the tenets of new base defence concept. The Air Force boss, according to a statement by Director of Public Relations 12