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President Buhari’s Address to Nigerians Upon His Return from the UK – Full Text

My dear citizens, I am very grateful to God and to all Nigerians for their prayers. I am pleased to be back on home soil among my brothers and sisters. 2. In the course of my stay in the United Kingdom, I have been kept in daily touch with events at home. Nigerians are robust […]

Saraki: I am APC member “body and spirit’’ 

  President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, said contrary to insinuations, he was a full member of All Progressives Congress (APC) and remained there “body and spirit’’. Saraki said at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja that the speculations were part of the mischievous activities against him and urged the public the discountenance them. He […]

Finally US approves Super Tucano Attack Planes for Nigeria

After years of foot-dragging, the US State Department has finally  approved a $593 million sale to Nigeria of A-29 Super Tucano attack planes with associated parts, training, facilities and weapons. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered their certification of the foreign military sale to Congress, as required by law, on August 2, according to United Press International. […]

World Cup Qualifier: Mikel Expects a Tough Encounter

   John Mikel Obi has warned his Super Eagles teammates to brace themselves for a tough challenge and be battle ready when they take on arch-rivals Cameroon in their crucial World Cup qualifying double-header early next month. Nigeria lead Group B with six points, four points clear of second-placed Cameroon, but the Tianjin Teda’s midfielder says it won’t […]

Saraki confirms Senators have fulfilled their N300k per person pledge to IDPs

Senate President Bukola Saraki has confirmed that all members of the Upper Chamber has fulfilled their October 2016 pledge to contribute N300,000 each to support Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-East. He made this known on Tuesday, on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, adding that the senate would continue to tackle humanitarian crisis […]

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala: Ignore Alleged Utterances against Buhari

Nigeria’s former finance minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has denied social media reports that she made utterances against President Muhammadu Buhari. According to the post on her Facebook wall, the ex-minister said the reports were false: I had earlier debunked the same fake news on Jan 5, 2017, but it is obviously in some people’s interest to see […]

‘No Going Back on Igbo Quit Notice’ – Arewa Youths

After a meeting with a former Governor of Abia State, Chief Uzor Kalu in Abuja on Tuesday, the coalition of Northern Youths Group said that the October 1, 2017 ultimatum given to Igbo living in the North to vacate the zone remained. The leader of the coalition made up of 16 different groups, Mr Shettima Yerima, said […]

”We will Go To Jail Together” – Dieziani Allegedly Told Kola Aluko, Jide Omokore

Telephone conversation obtained by the prosecutors probing the corruptions allegation against Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke once allegedly threatened to reveal everything that transpired in the controversial fraudulent transactions between her and co-conspirators, Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore. In the recorded conversation with Aluko, Diezani said she helped her co-conspirators secure the multi-billion dollar Strategic […]

Mark Zuckerberg Shares Photos From his Nigeria and Kenya Trips

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg has shared photos from his trip to Nigeria and Kenya while summarizing his experience. He shared this on his Facebook Page: Thanks to everyone I met in Rome, Nigeria and Kenya for being so welcoming! The work being done by developers and entrepreneurs in Europe and Africa right now is really […]

Nigeria To Officially Devalue Naira TO N250/$1

Governor of the CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele Tuesday officially announced the introduction of a flexible foreign exchange rate regime that would effectively devalue the naira against the United States dollar at the official window. The governor, who announced this during a briefing at the end of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting at the CBN […]
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