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Supreme Court affirms interim forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $8.4m

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed an order of interim forfeiture made by the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court in respect of $8.4m linked to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. The five-man bench of the apex court led by Justice Dattijo Muhammad, in a

My Next Four Years Will Be Peaceful, Prosperous -Buhari


Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari said his next tenure would be tough, the president toned down his language Thursday, saying his next four years would rather be peaceful and prosperous. Buhari, who made this promise while hosting leaders of the organised labour in the State House, added that his

Don’t abuse collation process again, Situation Room warns INEC

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room on Thursday challenged the Independent National Electoral Commission to avoid an abuse of the collation process, which, it alleged, was evident in the presidential and National Assembly elections held on February 23. While challenging the Commission to carry out “an effective and transparent collation of

Over 80,000 displaced from N/E Nigeria since November – UN

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said more than 80,000 Nigerians have been displaced due to ongoing violence in the North-East since November, 2018. The UN relief agency said that the figure was in addition to the two million people already displaced by violence, or forced across

National Council of State approves N27,000 Minimum Wage

The National Council of State has approved N27,000 as the minimum wage for the country. The council approved the amount at its meeting in Abuja on Tuesday. Following the Council’s approval, a minimum wage bill is expected to be sent to the National Assembly on Wednesday. According to the Minister of Labour

Nigeria Seeks Closer Agriculture Tie With Pakistan

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ashimiyu A Olaniyi has called for stronger agriculture and research collaboration between Nigeria and Pakistan to ensure food security and rural development. The Commission made the call when he visited the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, UAF, on Friday and called on UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Zafar

Presidency replies OBJ:You’re sick, get well soon

Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu issued a statement called the six-page address of Obasanjo “a last push by desperate politicians who can’t handle the President politically and have resorted to subterfuge.” “Our first message to the former President is that he needs a good doctor for good treatment and to say to

Buhari launches the new Nigerian e-passport with 10-year validity

Buhari performed the ceremony at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The FEC meeting was held a day earlier, to enable the President participate in the All Progressives Congress (APC) rallies in Edo and Delta states on Wednesday. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, launched a

Nigeria’s Inflation rate increases in Dec 2018 —NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, says the Consumer Price Index which measured inflation increased to 11.44 per cent (year-on-year) in December 2018 from 11.28 per cent recorded in November 2018. The NBS disclosed this in its “CPI and Inflation Report’’ for December released in Abuja on Wednesday on its website. The bureau

Saraki ignored IG of police at Armed Forces rembrance day

ABUJA – THE cold relationship between the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, was openly displayed, Tuesday, in Abuja during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, with the former refusing to accept handshake extended to him by the police boss. Both were at the event