N700m alleged fraud: PDP chairman, four others remanded in custody

Justice P. I Adjokwu of a Federal High Court in Benin on Thursday granted the Edo chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dan Orbih; and Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the 2016 governorship candidate, N10m bail each for alleged N700m fraud. But he also ordered them remanded in prison until they perfect their bail conditions Also granted… Read More

Buhari breaks fast with National Assembly leadership in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday hosted leadership of the National Assembly to a breaking of (Ramadan) fast at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that those at the event were principal officers of the Assembly, including the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; Senate leader, Ahmad Lawan; while Speaker of the House of… Read More

Facebook, Twitter tighten rules for political ads

Twitter on Thursday announced new guidelines to clearly mark political ads on its platform as Facebook said it began implementing a policy requiring labeling and verification of identities of those paying for political messages. The moves by the two social media firms come in response to criticism over their role in allowing disinformation to spread… Read More

Why Court Remands 32 Biafra Agitators In Prison

Thirty-two pro-Biafra agitators were on Thursday remanded in prison custody by an Enugu magistrate court. The activists were members of the Biafra Independence Movement faction of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra. They were arrested on May 22 while trying to stage a parade to mark the ‘Biafra Day’ in… Read More

Biafra Anniversary Rally: Police Arrest 10 MASSOB, BIM Members In Port Harcourt

Security operatives, on Tuesday, arrested over 10 members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), when they staged an anniversary rally, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. It was gathered that the arrested persons were among the hundreds of supporters of Pro-Biafran agitators who had… Read More

Ondo Lawmakers Exchange Blows Over Reinstatement Of Impeached Deputy Speaker

TENSION enveloped the Ondo House of Assembly Wednesday as members exchanged blows over alleged directive by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu that the impeached deputy speaker lroju Ogundeji be reinstated immediately. Consequently top security chiefs in the state raced to the assembly to calm the lawmakers who engaged themselves in a shouting match on the corridor close… Read More

2019: “I Can Win With APGA” – Okorocha Admits Losing Control Of State APC

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, said he can win election in the state, if still a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. Okorocha spoke at the Imo government house, chapel in Owerri, while he was addressing Imo youths, on the day of the APC state congress. He also said that the Imo APC… Read More

‘Why Buhari & APC Will Win Easily In 2019’- Lai Mohammed Speaks

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the 2019 re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government will be very easy. The minister stated this on Tuesday in Oyo while inspecting the 52-kilometre dualised Oyo-Ogbomosho road project under construction by Reynold Construction Company (RCC) The N47.5 billion project is the section two… Read More

Breaking News: Ondo Lawmakers Impeach Deputy Speaker

The Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Iroju Ogundeji, has been impeached by his colleagues in the House. The impeachment took place during the plenary session of the Assembly on Tuesday (today). Ogundeji, who represents Odigbo Constituency II in the Assembly and member of the All Progressives Congress, was removed after… Read More

“If I Were You I Won’t Contest At 70” – Customs Boss, Hammed Ali Tells Buhari

The Comptroller General of Customs, Hammed Ali has said at 70, President Buhari should not have contemplated seeking re-election in 2019. He, however, said that it was President Buhari’s love for the country and his integrity as well as his monumental achievement that had spurred him to seek another four year mandate. The Customs boss,… Read More

President Buhari Praises Abacha: “He Built Roads, Hospitals”

President Muhammadu Buhari has praised late military dictator Sani Abacha for his work in building infrastructure. Speaking at the villa on Tuesday when he hosted the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), led by Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Buhari said that regardless of what anyone thinks about Abacha, it must be remembered… Read More

Mace Theft: I Won’t Answer Your Questions – Omo-Agege Tells Investigative Panel

The embattled lawmaker, Ovie Omo-Agege, on Tuesday told an investigative panel he would not comment on the subject he was invited for. The panel was set up by the Senate and the House of Representatives to investigate the Senate invasion and mace theft last month. The committee invited Mr Omo-Agege to give a brief on… Read More

Police Foils ‘Biafra Day’ Parade In Enugu

The Police on Tuesday foiled an attempt by some pro-Biafra agitators to mark the ‘Biafran Day’ with a parade in Enugu metropolis. The secessionists, who are members of the Biafra Independence Movement faction of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, had converged on Afia Nine, in the Obiagu area of… Read More

2019: Obasanjo In Closed-door Meeting With Afenifere

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday held a meeting with leaders of the pan-Yoruba socio political group, Afenifere, in Akure, the Ondo State capital over matters affecting the state of the nation. The meeting held behind closed doors at the residence of the Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti. Although details of the meeting which lasted for… Read More

SGF, Boss Mustapha Unveils N64m Website

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation , Mr. Boss Mustapha, on Monday inaugurated what he described as the upgraded website of his office:- www.osgf.gov.ng. Speaking at a brief event in his office in Abuja , Mustapha put the cost of the upgrading , which he said included procurement of laptops , training of officials… Read More

Saraki Betrayed Us, I Regret Supporting Him – Senator Speaks

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says he regrets supporting Bukola Saraki to emerge senate president. Speaking on Hard Copy, a Channels Television programme, the lawmaker accused Saraki of targetting those who oppose him. In March 2017, the lawmaker was suspended for “embarrassing” Saraki and Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west. Ndume had demanded that… Read More

IPOB Journalist Hit By Stray Bullet Fired By Soldiers (Disturbing Photos)

This is journalist Moses Agbo of IPOB brutalized with gun allegedly fired by the order of Nnia Nwodo by Nigeria security forces for reporting ongping event at Ekwueme Square, Awka. The young man was hit by a stray bullet fired by Nigeria Army and police this afternoon around Ekwueme Square Awka.Reports say that Ohanaze Ndigbo… Read More

What I Will Do If I Become President – Makarfi

Ahmed Makarfi, former National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has revealed what he plans to do if he becomes President in 2019. He told Punch: “I don’t want to politicise the issue but it is something that we cannot run away from. In the PDP, we regard it as one of… Read More

Kogi State Government Reveals Why They Don’t Pay Salaries Regularly

The Kogi State Government says huge loan servicing is responsible for its inability to pay the salaries of its workers regularly. Mr Kingsley Fanwo, the state Director-General, Media and Publicity made this known in an interview with sources  on Sunday in Lokoja. Fanwo said that the loans were taken by the two previous administrations for… Read More

Senator Iyiola Omisore Officially Dumps PDP For SDP

Former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore has announcement his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Social Democratic Party (SDP). Omisore announced his defection in a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo today saying he intended to contest the September 22nd governorship election on the platform of SDP. He said… Read More

See How Enugu State Welcomed Vice President Osinbajo

Warm and colourful Airport reception for the Vice President, His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, by Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on his arrival in Enugu for the launch of N – Power Build (Automobile) programme of the Federal Government, aimed at imparting technical and vocational skills to the youth to create employment and make them self-reliant,… Read More

AMCON Takes Possession Of Asset Belonging To Nigerian Senator, Stella Oduah

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on Friday took over the asset of Sea Petroleum & Gas Limited and its affiliated companies. The company is promoted by former Minister of Aviation and Nigerian senator, Stella Oduah. A statement by Jude Nwauzor, AMCON spokesperson, said the organisation took possession of the company’s asset around 11:00a.m… Read More

Bishop, Minister Fight Over Ekwueme’s Missing £200,000 Medical Bill Refund

Despite the Federal Government’s claim of footing the bills for the burial of former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, his family is yet to get a refund of 200,000 Pounds incurred as medical bill six months after. Although the Federal Government was said to have paid the money directly to the London hospital which treated… Read More

Many Injured As Thugs Disrupt APC Congress In Ondo (Photos)

PoliticsNGR has just been briefed that the APC Congress in Ondo state ended in chaos as journalists and scores of party members were injured by thugs. The thugs disrupted the factional APC State Congress in Akure. Notable personalities were injured in the fracas, people like Sunkanmi Elujoba of Adaba FM, Damisi Ojo of The Nation,… Read More

Replicate Seamless Political Transition In Lagos Nationwide, Ekwunife Tells APC

*Lagos enjoys political stability Chairman of Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) Election Organizing Committee, Senator Uche Ekwunife on Saturday linked the massive infrastructural renewal across the State to political stability being enjoyed in the State, saying it was time for such to be replicated nationwide to facilitate growth and development. Speaking at the well-attended… Read More