Buhari Addresses Conference Of Parties 21 (COP21) 


The President will on Monday join about 150 other world leaders for the Conference of Parties 21 (COP21) on climate change. President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to present Nigeria’s statement at the opening session before participating in the launching of the International Solar Alliance same day, an initiative of Indian

Terrorism Can Only Endure If Good People Remain Complacent – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari believes violent extremism and terrorism can only thrive and endure if good people remain idle and complacent. The Nigerian President shared this view with world leaders while speaking on behalf of other participating African Heads of State and Government at the closing Executive Session of the 2015 Commonwealth

DSS Alerts Abuja Residents Of Planned Attack By Boko Haram


The Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted Abuja residents over plots by Boko Haram militants to attack Churches, Mosques and Markets, using girls to bomb those places. A memo by the Director of Security Services, Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Ibrahim, is urging religious bodies to put their members on

Tribunal Verdict: David Mark Calls For Calm


Former Senate President, David Mark has called on his constituents to remain calm and be law abiding over the Benue State Election. In a statement issued by the Media Assistant to Senator Mark, Paul Mumeh on Saturday, the Senator told his constituents not to be deterred by the verdict, but

Appeal Court Nullifies David Mark’s Election


A Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State has nullified the election of former senate president, David Mark. The Makurdi division of the Court of Appeal on Saturday, ordered a re-run of the poll within 90 days.

Kogi Election: Wada Files Suit To Stop Substitution Of Candidate


The Governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking to stop the substitution of the late governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In the suit, the Governor is asking the court to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from

Senate Committee Gives Petroleum Minister Two Weeks To End Fuel Scarcity


The Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream has given the Minister of State for Petroleum and the NNPC two weeks to end petrol scarcity in the country. The committee handed down this directive at a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Petroleum, NNPC and agencies in the petroleum sector.

Obasanjo Writes Jonathan


Two years after they last exchanged letters, former Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan have again re-ignited their writing passions. The latest letter from Chief Obasanjo is in reply to the one written to him by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan soliciting his support for his new foundation, the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation.

FG Establishes Efficiency Unit To Cut Cost Of Governance


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of an Efficiency Unit (E-UNIT) in the Federal Ministry of Finance to ensure effective management of Nigeria’s economy and reduce cost of governance. The principal objective of the Efficiency Unit is to ensure that all government expenditure is necessary and represents the best

Buhari To Attend Commonwealth Summit And UN Climate Change Conference


President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Thursday for Malta to participate in the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which begins on Friday. The Commonwealth is made up of Britain, Nigeria and 51 other countries that work together to pursue common goals and promote development, democracy, peace, security and

Kogi Election: PDP Rejects Call For APC’s Candidate Substitution


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against an advice by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Abubakar Malami, to the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the party can substitute its late candidate in the Kogi State governorship election. The opposition party also asked Mr Malami to “immediately vacate

CBN Cuts MPR To 11% From 13%


The Central Bank of Nigeria has cut Monetary Policy Rate (MPR)  from 13% to 11%. The CBN also cut Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) from 25% to 20%.

Justice Minister’s Absence Stalls Dasuki’s Suit Hearing Again


The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, has failed to appear before a court over the right enforcement suit filed by the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Rtd). Mr Malami again refused to show up at a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja,

Buhari In Iran For Gas Exporting Countries Forum


President Muhammadu Buhari Of Nigeria is in Tehran, the capital of Iran, to participate in the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) holding on Monday. The President was received at the Mehrabad International Airport by the Iranian Deputy President, Mr Shariat Mardi around 4.

INEC Declares Kogi Governorship Election Inconclusive


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kogi State governorship election inconclusive. Declaring the results of the election, the Returning Officer, Professor Emmanuel Kucha, said the electoral body’s decision was reached after collation of results showed a number of cancelled votes that was higher than the margin between

Kogi Election: Collation Of Results Underway In Lokoja


The collation of results of the governorship election from across most parts of Kogi State has commenced in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. This has gone according to the pronouncement of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commence the exercise on Sunday morning.

Kogi Election: Collation of Results To Commence Sunday Morning


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that collation and announcement of results will commence at 6 o’clock on Sunday morning. This is to give enough time for the results to arrive and to enable those actively involved in the process to get some rest as this will also

Kogi Polls: Accreditation Ends, Voting Begins


Voting has commenced in the ongoing Kogi State governorship election following accreditation of voters which ended a while ago. Channels Television’s correspondents covering the elections said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials and materials arrived at most polling units at a little after 7:00am while voters began the

Kogi Ready For Governorship Election


It is the D-day on Saturday in Kogi State as citizens above the age of 18 vote for their choice governor to lead them for the next four years. The city of Lokoja, the state capital is calm and other adjoining towns are reported to be in an election mood.

Governors Lament Mounting Wage Bill, Plan To Meet Buhari Again

Nigeria’s Governors say they will seek more solutions to the inability of some states to pay its workers and meet other responsibilities. The decision was reached at a meeting of the governors held in Abuja, which began at about 8:00pm local time on Wednesday.