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Soldier brutalises man in Lagos, Comedian, Ali Baba Reacts.

Popular comedian, Ali Baba has called out the Nigerian Army for treating army brutality of civilians with kid gloves. The comedian posted a photo showing a military man stepping on a civilian in a puddle, whip in hand with  a crowd of onlookers. “Bloody civilian! How dare you challenge an officer. And after investigation, it…

Nigeria operating a military-like unitary system – Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has stated that Nigeria is currently operating a political system similar to a military unitary system. The former governor of Lagos State said this at the 91st anniversary of Daily Times newspaper and the Times Heroes awards in Abuja on Tuesday. Tinubu, who was…

Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori Sues El-Rufai In N10billion Suit.

The Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori has dragged the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai to court over the gross violation of his human rights. The suit (FHC/ABJ/CS/385/17) filed by the record label boss’ lawyers, Ballason’s Chambers at the Federal High Court, Abuja, demanded the sum of N10billion in damages. Recall that Audu Maikori was re-arrested…

Naira Steadies At N385/dollar

  The naira closed flat at N385 against the United States dollar on the parallel market on Wednesday, the same rate it closed on Tuesday. This came two days after the Central Bank of Nigeria injected $457.3m into various segments of the forex market, The PUNCH reports. The central bank has continued to supply into…

Buhari’s Health: Britain Warns Against Any Coup In Nigeria

  The British government has warned against “non-democratic” change of government in Nigeria, amid speculations about military coup as concerns grow over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health. “The British government believes that democracy is actually critical in Nigeria,” the United Kingdom High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, said on Wednesday. “There are elections. If you’re not…

WE DIDN’T ASK OUR MEMBERS TO DEFECT – MAKARFI PDP

by Azeez Adeniyi Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ahmed Makarfi, has said his faction did not advise members of the party to defect as widely reported in the media. Makarfi, in a statement issued on Wednesday said the report was false. He added that he didn’t direct people in Lagos…

I Will Sign 2017 Budget When Satisfied With Content – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will assent to the 2017 budget when he is satisfied with the content, his spokesperson said on Wednesday, in apparent reaction to a report that Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the government was unsure of who to sign the budget.Earlier on Wednesday, Vanguard newspaper had published a report entitled: “We don’t…

Osinbajo fails to swear in new Ministers again

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, again failed to swear in two confirmed Ministers, Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan (Gombe) on Wednesday. Osinbajo is currently presiding over today’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting inside the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja Ocheni and Hassan were screened and confirmed by the Senate two…

120 countries to celebrate May 30 Biafra Heroes Day – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has stated that over 120 countries and territories around the world outside Biafraland will participate in the heroes day march declared by its leader, Nnamdi Kanu to honour those who lost their lives during the civil war. IPOB stated this in a press release by its Media and publicity…

Wenger won’t give up in top four race

Arsenal’s French manager Arsene Wenger / AFP PHOTO / IKIMAGES / Ian KINGTON Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal can still salvage their turbulent season by defying the odds to snatch a Champions League place on the final day.Wenger’s side kept alive their faint hopes of qualifying for Europe’s elite club competition as Alexis Sanchez’s double clinched…

Nigeria lost N3.3 trillion oil revenue last year

The revenue fact sheet released on Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), revealed that Nigeria’s crude oil revenue fell from the $37 billion recorded in 2015 to $26 billion in 2016. The Federal Government recorded a deficit of $11 billion (N3.3 trillion using the official exchange rate of $305 per dollar) revenue from…

Premier League: Sanchez keeps Arsenal in race

Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates with Arsenal’s Spanish defender Nacho Monreal (R) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United.  Alexis Sanchez sank Sunderland to keep Arsenal in the hunt for Champions League qualification on Tuesday, while Manchester City all but secured a top-four place…

NFF coaches storm Abuja for salaries’ screening

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr. After three weeks of delay, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) yesterday began ‘computerization’ of coaches that will benefit from the N2.5 billion-sponsorship deal it signed recently with the country’s foremost integrated energy solutions company, Aiteo Group. The partnership with Aiteo Group commenced on May 1, but the process of paying…

Food prices still high, contradicting declining inflation rate

Stakeholders in the real sector had noted that food and other commodity prices would remain high till the second half of 2016 if the Central Bank of Nigeria sustains its intervention in the real sector. While latest indicators have shown that the nation’s inflation rate is easing, there are divided sentiments on the reality of…

Boko Haram fighters regrouping and returning to Sambisa forest, says report

Members of a faction of Boko Haram are regrouping, re-arming and returning to the Sambisa Forest area, a report by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned. The commission has also expressed worry about the increase in the number of children used as suicide bombers from nine in 2016 to 27 in…

Herdsmen’s attacks: Osinbajo, Ortom, Monguno meet.

Governor Ortom, who spoke with journalists after the meeting, which lasted for over one hour, said he was at the Presidential Villa to brief the acting president on the prevailing security situation in Benue State. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday met with the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and the National Security Adviser (NSA),…

Family of six killed in Ogun by suspected assassins.

Recovered from the creek were a pump-action double-barrel gun, two locally-made guns, a jack knife and different caliber of ammunition. Suspected assassins have murdered a family of six in a pre-dawn attack in their home at the Atiba area of Odogbolu in Ogun State. It was not clear as at yesterday the motive behind the…

‘NNPC, CBN, 36 others fail to submit budget proposals’

The Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, submitted that the flagrant disrespect for existing laws guiding expenditure by the agencies was weakening the fight against corruption. •Oil agency refutes claim, apex bank inaccessible •‘Budgeting responsible for economic woes’ Thirty-eight statutory agencies of the Federal Government are yet to submit their budget proposals for the 2017 fiscal…

Senators, Ohanaeze decry South East’s exclusion from rail projects

President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo in a statement said there was no justification in excluding the region from the plan. • Adeosun defends Buhari’s $5.8b loan request The $5.851 billion China Exim Bank loan request submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate may be stalled, as senators from the South East…

Obasanjo blames nation’s woes on dumping of good legacies

Former Central Bank Governor  Charles Soludo (left);  ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and Chairman, Heirs Foundation, Tony Elumelu at the 10th anniversary of the African Finance Corporation in Abuja…yesterday. PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday lamented that Nigeria lost a generation of development due to the fact that successive governments abandoned some of the good…

N1bn HIV drugs expired in storage, says FG

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has revealed that $3.2m (N1.08bn) worth of HIV drugs expired in storage. Adewole said this while delivering a speech at the ‘Dissemination Meeting of 2016 National Health Facility Survey’ in Abuja on Tuesday. He said clinical competence and knowledge of healthcare workers,  availability of drugs and basic equipment, …

How coup rumours made Buratai redeploy top Army officers

Following Tuesday’s ​statement by Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General TY Buratai, that some individuals have been approaching top Army officers and soldiers for​ ​political reasons, DAILY POST has gathered that the recent redeployment ​in the Nigerian Army was not unconnected with the alarm. Buratai, our correspondent learnt, had vowed to ​crush any coup…

Five killed as suicide bombers hit Borno

Five persons have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in Konduga Local Government Area of the state, the Police Command in Borno said on Tuesday. The Spokesman of the command, Mr Victor Isuku, who made the confirmation in a statement in Maiduguri, said six persons sustained injuries in the attack. “Information received from Konduga…

Woman delivers baby boy inside Lagos BRT (VIDEO)

A woman over the weekend delivered a baby boy on board the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit, also known as BRT. The woman, whose identity is still unknown, delivered the baby at Fadeyi Bus Stop, Lagos. A video which, is currently trending online showed the newborn being carried off the BRT by a paramedic attached to…

Buratai warns Army officers against secret meetings with politicians.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, says he has received information that some individuals have been approaching some officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons. Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations, in a statement Tuesday night said on the basis of that, Buratai “has warned such persons…

Senate releases full list of agencies yet to submit 2017 budget

Nigerian Senate has made public, list of government agencies yet to submit their 2017 budget proposal to the National Assembly in line with extant law. Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, who drew the attention of his colleagues to the abnormality during plenary, insisted that it was wrong for agencies to spend money that…

Appeal Court Orders CBN To Account For Cecilia Ibru’s Assets

The Court of Appeal, Lagos division, on Monday affirmed the 2012 verdict of a Federal High Court, Lagos, ordering the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to disclose the total value of cash and assets recovered from the former Managing Director of the defunct Oceanic Bank of Nigeria, Mrs. Cecilia Ibru. The High Court had ordered…

Prophet Iginla reveals what God to him about President Buhari’s health

Popular prophet, Joshua Iginla, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to rush home from his medical trip in London. The Abuja-based clergy and shepherd in charge of Champions Royal Assembly, said this as part of the revelation he had on the president’s health. He told his congregation that: “We are going to spend our time…

Senate summons Rotimi Amaechi

The Senate has asked Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, to appear before it and explain why the eastern corridor of the country’s rail lines was excluded from the proposed loan from the China Exim Bank. In April this year, President Muhammadu Buhari sent a letter to the National Assembly, asking for approval to borrow $5.851…

How Ibrahim Babaginda Sent Bags of Money To Buhari After Coup

President Muhammadu Buhari’s authorized biographer, John Parden has revealed in his book how General Ibrahim Babaginda rewarded General Muhammadu Buhari after he toppled him. The allegations of money exchanging hands between Buhari and Babaginda in 1985, are contained in the book entitled: “Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria,” written by John Parden. On…