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January 15, 2018 5:38 AM Benue killings: Buhari meets with Saraki, Dogara

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met with leadership of the National Assembly over the crisis in Benue State and other part of the country. The meeting between Buhari, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media 14

January 9, 2018 3:16 PM Electoral Commission swears in Mahmuda Isah as Resident Commissioner

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has sworn in Dr. Mahmuda Isah as Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), bringing the total number of serving RECs in the commission to 25. The INEC Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Mr. Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, said in a statement that the new REC was sworn in at the Commission’s headquarters on Tuesday 18

December 17, 2017 5:02 AM Buhari at 75: What Dogara said about his government

Speaker of the Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has eulogized President Muhammadu Buhari as he clocks 75 years. Dogara said this in a congratulatory message he personally signed to mark the President’s Birthday anniversary. The lawmaker praised President Buhari for his uncompromising stance and relentless commitment in introducing deft policies aimed 32

December 6, 2017 4:03 PM Man sentenced to death for beheading boy

One John Yakubu has been sentenced to death by hanging for beheading a seven-year old boy, Samuel Danjuma in 2012. Justice James Abundaga of a Nasarawa State High Court 4, in his judgement on Wednesday found Yakubu guilty of culpable homicide punishable by death. He said the death sentence was in line with Section 221 of the penal code based on the confessional 24

November 30, 2017 11:55 PM Nigerian media stakeholders set up committees on 2018 IPI world congress

for Nigeria’s hosting of the 2018 World Congress and General Assembly of the International Press Institute (IPI) have kicked off with the composition of nine planning committees. The committees, set up at an extraordinary meeting of Nigerian Media Stakeholders, which held on Tuesday, November 28, at George Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos, are the Local Organising 35

November 23, 2017 9:53 AM Football fans react to Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s retirement

Reactions have continued to trail the announcement of retirement of former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni. Football fans have taken to Twitter to celebrate the former Coventry forward, and to congratulate him on his birthday. Yakubu Aiyegbeni is the best penalty taker our national team has produced. Happy retirement to him. @[email protected] 34

November 20, 2017 8:29 PM BREAKING: Nigerian Army elevates 137 officers

The Nigerian Army Council has announced the elevation to the next higher rank, 137 officers among whom were 45 Brigadier Generals who were promoted to the rank of Major Generals (two star generals) and 92 Colonels, lifted to the rank of Brigadier Generals (One star generals). A statement from Army spokesman Brigadier Sani Usman gave the names of those 26

November 2, 2017 2:47 PM 2018 budget: Uproar at House of Reps plenary over Buhari’s letter

The legislative chamber of the House of Representatives on Thursday went into a rowdy session after the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara announced the intention of President Muhammadu Buhari to address a joint session of the National Assembly alongside the presentation of 2018 budget estimate. Before Dogara could finish reading the letter from the President 41

November 2, 2017 1:58 PM Leaked Memo: Buhari Summons Kyari, Oyo-Ita After FEC Clash

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday summoned his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, over their clash at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The fierce crossfire between Kyari and Oyo-Ita, which occurred shortly before the Federal Executive Council meeting, was believed 150

November 2, 2017 11:36 AM Gunmen kill labour leader, 2 others in Kogi

LOKOJA – Yet to be identified gunmen yesterday gun down two persons in Okene, Kogi Central senatorial district. Vanguard gathered that the killing took place around 7pm while worshippers were performing ablution for the night’s prayers. Yakubu and his younger brother, felled to the bullets of the gunmen while performing ablution in front of the house 25