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Protest Goes Violent As 5 Biafra Protesters Are Killed, 358 Others Arrested

Five members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) were killed on Monday, just as the police arrested over 358 members of the group across four states in the south-east. Charles Muka, police spokesman in Delta, said the protesters were killed during violent confrontation with[Read More…]

Nigerian Pastor Says The Marriage of Tiwa Savage And Tee-Billz Under Spiritual Attack

Pastor, Felix Aigbe Libarty has called out the couple to save themselves and the Nigerian music industry from further embarrassment by resolving their differences amicably, reports Vanguard Newspaper… Specifically, the “Ifeoma and 419” crooner, begged Tiwa Savage to return to her husband quietly despite the emotional pains she’s going through at[Read More…]

EFCC Withdraws Operatives From Fani-Kayode’s Residence After A Siege That Lasted almost six hours

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has withdrawn its operatives from the residence of a former Aviation Minister in Nigeria, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode. Operatives of the EFCC were withdrawn after a siege that lasted almost six hours on Friday. Officers of the EFCC had visited his Maitama home at[Read More…]

Buhari Reportedly Returns Budget 2016 To The National Assembly For The 3rd Time

For the third time the 2016 appropriation bill has been returned as President Muhammadu Buhari was said to have picked faults in the re-worked budget and returned it to the National Assembly for further legislative work. It was reliably gathered that the re-worked budget was sent to the president at about[Read More…]

INEC Postpones Kano By-election As Violent Thugs Attacked Electorates

The Independent National Electorate Commission (INEC) has postponed Kano State House of Assembly by-election for Minijibir local government indefinitely. Daily Trust reports that the election turned violent after some thugs suspected to be members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) attacked electorates and snatched some ballot boxes. The Resident Commissioner of[Read More…]

Lawmakers Are Blaming NASS Committee Members For Taking Out Projects In The Budget 2016 Document

Some senators and members of the House of Representatives yesterday blamed members of the Appropriation Committees of both chambers for the disappearance of key projects in the details of the 2016 budget submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday. A few hours after the emergency Federal Executive Council meeting on[Read More…]

Ex-President Obasanjo In Aso Rock Villa In A Closed Door Meeting With Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is currently meeting with President Mohammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. This was even as the details of the 2016 budget estimates have been transmitted to the Presidency. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, during his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja, on[Read More…]

Timipre Sylva Cautions Governor Dickson Against Sponsoring Division In APC

  Former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, has cautioned the incumbent governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, to desist from his current efforts to destabilise the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state through the circulation of falsehood and sponsorship of disaffection in the party. In a statement issued[Read More…]

Government Makes U-turn, Returns Petroleum Subsidy After Months of Chronic Fuel Scarcity

The Federal Government on Saturday recommenced the payment of subsidy on petrol as it subsidised the commodity by N5.84 for every litre of premium motor spirit consumed in Nigeria. Subsidy on petrol was stopped in January after the review of the pricing template of the product by the government. It[Read More…]

Pius Adesanmi: Zero Megawatt, Full Mikanowatt

I gave up on the possibility of witnessing regular electricity in Nigeria in my lifetime four years ago. I had gone to spend some time with a friend of mine who is a very very big Oga at the top in the Federal government. A Nigerian big man with a[Read More…]