Nigeria Has A New Opportunity To Be Great Under Buhari – Obasanjo

A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, says the oil-rich nation has a new opportunity to be great again under the leadership of the President elect, General Mohammadu Buhari. He expressed this hope in a meeting with Women Leaders from the south-west states of Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, Ondo and Lagos at

Okonjo-Iweala Refutes $63b Debt Claim By APC

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance has refuted claims that the President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration is leaving behind a backlog of debt to the tune of $63 billion. Dr.

Army Rescues 20 Women, Children From Sambisa Forest

Scores of Boko Haram terrorists have been confirmed dead while 20 women and children have been rescued during a military operation in Sambisa Forest in Borno State, according to a statement by the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen Chris Olukolade, on Saturday.

NDLEA Officials Surround Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu’s Residence

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have surrounded the residence of Ogun State Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu. The drug law enforcement agency is said to be set to extradite the Ogun State born politician to the United States of America to answer drug related accusations proffered against him.

Buhari On Private Visit To Britain

Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, May 22, left the country for Britain on a private visit. This is his first such trip outside the country since winning the March 28 presidential election.

Clerics Demand Better Governance From Buhari

Religious clerics have advised the incoming government to put national interest above every other interest and be fair to all Nigerians. The Deputy Chief Imam of the National Mosque and the Primate of the Anglican Communion, in separate sermons in Abuja, urged the administration of General Muhammadu Buhari to unite

Jonathan Opens Army Radio Station

President Goodluck Jonathan has inaugurated a radio station, known as Defence Radio 107.7 FM owned by the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.

Supreme Court To Hear Constitution Amendment Suit May 25

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has rescheduled the ‎hearing of the case between the National Assembly and the Presidency on constitution amendment to Monday, May 25. This rescheduling of the hearing date was done to ensure the resolution of the face-off between the National Assembly and President, Goodluck Jonathan, over the

PDP BoT Chairman, Anenih Resigns

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Mr Tony Anenih, has resigned. Mr Anenih submitted his resignation to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party on Wednesday, hours after the National Chairman of the party resigned on health grounds.

Jonathan Seeks Global Community’s Support For Buhari’s Government

President Goodluck Jonathan has called on the global community and Nigerians to support the incoming government of the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari. Receiving members of the African Ambassadors Group, who were on a farewell and solidarity visit to the State House on Wednesday, the President said the incoming government would

Nyanya Bomb Blast: Judge Orders Trial To Scrutinise Accused Persons’ Statements

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered a trial to ascertain whether Aminu Ogwuche and four other persons accused of carrying out a bomb attack at a motor park in Nyanya in April last year, voluntarily gave their confessional statements as alleged by the first prosecution witness. At the

Pan African Parliament Holds Talks On Xenophobia, Insecurity Others

The 6th Ordinary session of the 3rd Pan African Parliament has begun in Midrand near Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting, with the African Union aligned theme of Women Empowerment, is expected to discuss some pressing issues which include xenophobia, migrant deaths and insecurity.

Boko Haram: Buhari slams military for hiring mercenaries

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The President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, expressed disappointment with the way the military handled the war against insurgency in the North East. He wondered why the military could not secure 14 out of the 774 local government councils in the country without the assistance of “South African mercenaries.

President Jonathan To Attend Ecowas Summit In Accra

President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja on Tuesday, May 19 to attend the 47th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government holding in Accra, Ghana. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, stated this in a statement on Monday.

Jonathan To Handover ‘Instruments Of Office’ On May 28 – Council Of State

The National Council of State on Tuesday said that President Goodluck Jonathan will handover ‘instruments of office’ to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on May 28. The National Council of State also assured that Nigeria will not be challenged again by insurgents as experienced ‎in the past three years as the Nigerian

Police Council Confirms Arase As IGP

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The Nigeria Police Council has confirmed Solomon Arase as the substantive Inspector-General of Police. Arase was appointed ‎by President Goodluck Jonathan after removing the former Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba summarily in April 2015.