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Buhari resumes work; meets Osinbajo, service chiefs

Buhari resumes work; meets Osinbajo, service chiefs President Muhammadu Buhari resumed work shortly after his arrival, today, from London, where he undertook a medical vacation. A report by Daily Trust said the President met briefly with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Service Chiefs and heads of other security agencies. “The closed-door meeting was held at the president’s official residence...... more

Buhari’s return has nothing to do with protests — Garba Shehu

Buhari’s return has nothing to do with protests — Garba Shehu The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, has distanced President Muhammadu Buhari’s return from protests. Mr Shehu, however, said in a telephone interview during a special programme on Channels Television on Saturday that the President returned after he was cleared by his doctors. He...... more

APC welcomes back Buhari, vows to fulfill electoral promises

APC welcomes back Buhari, vows to fulfill electoral promises The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reassured Nigerians that it will fulfill its electoral promises as President Muhammadu Buhari returns to the country after his medical vacation to the United Kingdom. In a statement issued Saturday afternoon, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, thanked the Vice President, Prof. Yemi...... more

Rain of tears, eulogies as Ex-Governor Suntai is laid to rest

Rain of tears, eulogies as Ex-Governor Suntai is laid to rest The remains of the former Governor of Taraba, Danbaba Suntai, was laid to rest on Saturday in his hometown, Suntai in Bali Local Government Area of the state amidst tears and eulogies. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a cross section of Nigerians, who were touched by the late...... more

FRSC names GOCOP as partners for 7th Annual Lecture

FRSC names GOCOP as partners for 7th Annual Lecture The Federal Road Safety Corps has named the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) as one of its partners for its forthcoming 7th Annual Lecture series scheduled to hold in Abuja. The GOCOP is an association of professional journalists who rose to the top of their profession in the print media...... more

News Express delegation visits Aso Rock Villa, briefs Presidential Spokesman on activities to mark 5th Anniversary

News Express delegation visits Aso Rock Villa, briefs Presidential Spokesman on activities to mark 5th Anniversary A delegation from Nigeria’s leading online daily newspaper, News Express Nigeria (newsexpressngr.com) on Friday (August 18, 2017) paid a courtesy visit to the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr. Adesina, despite being busy preparing for the return,...... more

BREAKING NEWS: Buhari lands in Abuja, performs first official duty

BREAKING NEWS: Buhari lands in Abuja, performs first official duty President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria today after spending over 100 days on medical vacation in the United Kingdom. The president landed at the presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at exactly 4:35pm. He arrived in the company of his uncle, Mamman Daura; State House Chief of Protocols...... more

Banker kills brother over football match

Banker kills brother over football match The police in Plateau have arrested a 30-year-old banker and native of Ganawuri Village in the state, who allegedly killed his younger brother over an argument on a football match. The suspect allegedly murdered George Mang, 29, over an argument they had concerning a football match on May 12. ACP Augustine...... more

Senate recovers N120bn, summons more companies over revenue scam

Senate recovers N120bn, summons more companies over revenue scam The Senate Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport, has summoned more companies after it had recovered N120 billion from companies involved in revenue scam. The committee on Friday directed Dana Group and 12 other companies, to appear before it on Monday to explain their involvement in N30...... more

Group apologises for influencing el-Rufai’s election as Kaduna Governor

Group apologises for influencing el-Rufai’s election as Kaduna Governor A group, under the auspices of Concerned Southern Kaduna APC Youths, yesterday, apologised to members and the people over the role it played in ensuring that Mallam Nasir el-Rufai was elected as governor of Kaduna State. The group said it never expected the kind treatment meted to their communities, religious and...... more

Aso Rock bubbles ahead of Buhari’s return

Aso Rock bubbles ahead of Buhari’s return Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s arrival today from his prolonged medical vacation in London, the Presidential Villa in Abuja has suddenly come alive with all the security vehicles and personnel who usually serve in the convoy of the President on standby. News Express Correspondent who has been monitoring the development reports...... more

32 Ibadan chiefs to become obas

32 Ibadan chiefs to become obas Ibadanland, the capital of Oyo State, may soon have a total of 32 beaded crown-wearing Obas, while the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, will maintain his status as the paramount ruler of the ancient city. This is the highpoint of the recommendations by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry for the review of...... more

Osinbajo orders PENCOM, ICPC, CCB appointees to resume

Osinbajo orders PENCOM, ICPC, CCB appointees to resume Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the newly appointed chairmen of the National Pension Commission, Code of Conduct Bureau, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission to resume duty. Mr Bolaji Adebiyi, Permanent Secretary and Director Press Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made...... more

Fake journalist builds mansion in Kano

Fake journalist builds mansion in Kano  The police said they have arrested a five-man gang of fake journalists that usually gate-crashed into important events with the mission to steal expensive phones and money. One of the gang members, Musa Auwalu, 43 years old, from Nasarawa LGA of Kano, has built a mansion from the proceeds of the...... more

Gov. Ishaku weeps as Suntai’s remains arrive Taraba for burial

Gov. Ishaku weeps as Suntai’s remains arrive Taraba for burial Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku yesterday wept profusely as the remains of the late former governor, Pharmacist Danbaba Danfulani Suntai, arrived Jalingo. Suntai will be committed to mother earth today in his hometown of Suntai in Bali Local Government Area of the state. This is even as the Taraba State Government...... more

Glamsisters Abuja, Auto Finish Car Wash to raise money for charity

Glamsisters Abuja, Auto Finish Car Wash to raise money for charity Glamsisters Abuja, a group giving voice to the plus size women, in conjunction with Auto Finish Car Wash, has announced plans to employ car wash as a means to raise money for charity. A press release by the Coordinator, Azike Ngozi Lucy, said the event is slated for September 2nd, 2017...... more

DBS Transmitting Station conversion project to be ready in 2 weeks

DBS Transmitting Station conversion project to be ready in 2 weeks Work on the conversion from 11KV to 13KV network at the Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS) transmitting station, Ubulu Uku, Aniocha South Local Government Area, is to be completed in two weeks time. To this end, the breaks in transmission and the huge amount of money being spent to procure diesel for...... more

Breaking: Buhari back home from London today after medical vacation

Breaking: Buhari back home from London today after medical vacation President Muhammadu Buhari returns to the country later today, Saturday, August 19, 2017, after receiving medical attention in London. His Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) Femi Adesina made the announcement in a statement issued this morning in Abuja. He said: “President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast...... more

BREAKING NEWS: IPOB makes U-Turn, withdraws threat to stop Anambra governorship election

BREAKING NEWS: IPOB makes U-Turn, withdraws threat to stop Anambra governorship election The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has withdrawn its threat to stop the conduct of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. The decision was reached after a meeting organised by a non-governmental organisation, the Ala-Igbo International Foundation with the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu in Owerri, the Imo State...... more

Anambra lawyers turn against IPOB, blame Nnamdi Kanu for Ekwulobia tragedy

Anambra lawyers turn against IPOB, blame Nnamdi Kanu for Ekwulobia tragedy Legal practitioners under the umbrella body of Anambra State Lawyers in Defence of Democracy (ASLADD) while reacting to an attack on the body by Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) on Friday urged the federal government to immediately commence the investigation of the activities of the group to avoid their plunging the...... more

Kwara confirms outbreak of Lassa Fever

Kwara confirms outbreak of Lassa Fever The Kwara State Commissioner for Health, Sulyman Alege, has confirmed one case of Lassa fever in Babanla community of Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state. Briefing journalists in his office, the state Commissioner for Health announced that out of the five samples sent to Virology unit of the Lagos University...... more

Whereabouts of 3 Bayelsa indigenes arrested by soldiers remain unknown 15 months after •Families lament

Whereabouts of 3 Bayelsa indigenes arrested by soldiers remain unknown 15 months after •Families lament The families of three men arrested by soldiers at Ibelebiri community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa on Friday lamented dearth of information on their whereabouts and called on the authorities to make known their whereabouts. They lamented that one year, three months after the men were picked up they...... more

Nigeria needs to return to true federalism — Anyaoku

   Nigeria needs to return to true federalism — Anyaoku A group from Anambra State in the south east of Nigeria led by elder statesman and former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, is reiterating the call for the restructuring of Nigeria. The group consisting of elders says the country is drifting towards a failed state due to the present structure of...... more

NMA charges FG to improve health sector

NMA charges FG to improve health sector The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called for the refurbishing of the existing 20 teaching hospitals spread across the six geo-political zones of the country, thereby increasing the budgetary allocation for the health sector. This, according to the union, will reduce medical tourism abroad. At the National Executive Council Meeting of...... more

Boko Haram steps up attacks on refugee camps in Northeast

Boko Haram steps up attacks on refugee camps in Northeast Boko Haram militants are ramping up attacks on sites sheltering people uprooted by the jihadists’ insurgency in northeast Nigeria – pushing the displaced from “one hell into another” – a leading aid agency said on Friday. The Islamists are seeking softer targets – such as camps hosting the displaced – as...... more

Freed Chibok girls not living in solitary confinement: FG

   Freed Chibok girls not living in solitary confinement: FG The Federal Government on Friday said the recently freed 106 Chibok girls were not living in solitary confinement. The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, said this while briefing newsmen on the update on the recovery of the released girls in Abuja. Alhassan said that the girls...... more

Rain of eulogies as Justice Obaseki is buried in Benin

   Rain of eulogies as Justice Obaseki is buried in Benin The late retired Supreme Court Justice, Andrews Otutu Obaseki, was on Friday laid to rest at his home in Benin City, as leaders from across the country extolled the virtues of the astute jurist. The funeral service for the late Justice was held at St. Peters Anglican Church in Benin City,...... more

NLC condemns attack on EFCC

NLC condemns attack on EFCC The Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) has condemned an attack on the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja. Some Gunmen on Wednesday invaded the office of the anti graft agency. Even though no one was hurt, the gunmen left a death note for one of the agency’s detectives...... more

NiMet foresees isolated cases of rain today in South East, clouds and thunderstorms elsewhere

   NiMet foresees isolated cases of rain today in South East, clouds and thunderstorms elsewhere The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has made the following predictions about the country’s weather condition for today, Saturday, August 19, 2017: NORTHERN STATES: In the morning, localised thunderstorms are expected over Sokoto, Kano, Katsina, Nguru and parts of Borno State while later in the day, the weather activities are expected to...... more

Court remands 12 kidnap suspects in prison custody

Court remands 12 kidnap suspects in prison custody Twelve suspected kidnappers including a woman, arrested by the police in connection with a kidnappers’ den at Ile-Zik Bus Stop in Ikeja, were on Friday remanded at Ikoyi Prisons on the orders of a Lagos magistrate. Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias said the accused are to remain behind bars pending a legal...... more

 

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