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Breaking: Herdsmen Abduct 7 Travellers on Benin-Ore Expressway

Bandits suspected to be herdsmen have abducted seven passengers in a bus along the Benin-Ore Road today. It was learnt that the gunmen, four other passengers and the bus driver escaped into the bush. A relative of one of the victims said the bus marked AGB 294 YV belonging to …

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Breaking: US Embassy Stops ‘Dropbox’ Visa Application

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has announced the indefinite suspension of interview waivers for visa renewals, otherwise known as the ‘Dropbox’ process. The Embassy said this in a statement on its website today. The statement did not give any reason for the decision. It states that the new rule …

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BREAKING: Jigawa State House Of Assembly Impeaches Speaker

The Speaker of Jigawa State House of Assembly, Mr Isah Idris, has been impeached. The Speaker was impeached on Thursday in what appears to be an emergency seating with 20 out of 30 lawmakers present. The House, after the impeachment unanimously voted Idris Garba Kareka as the newly elected speaker …

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Tramadol: FG Secures Zainab Aliyu’s Release

Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, says the Federal Government has secured the release of a Nigerian student, Zainab Habibu, who was detained in Saudi on suspicion of drug trafficking. Zainab, a student of Maitama Sule University, Kano, was arrested after a banned drug, Tramadol, was …

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BREAKING: Senate Passes N8.916trn 2019 Budget

The Senate has passed the 2019 Appropriation Bill of N8.916 trillion. This is N86 billion higher than the proposal of N8.83 trillion presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly for the 2019 fiscal year. The lawmakers passed the bill during Tuesday’s plenary after considering the report of the …

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Nigeria’s Population Hits 201 million -UNFPA

With an average population growth of 2.6 per cent between 2010 and 2019, Nigeria now has a population of about 201 million. The United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) unveiled this estimate in its 2019 State of the World Population report. The report said that Nigeria’s population grew by about 5 …

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BREAKING: Buhari Signs N30,000 Minimum Wage Bill Into Law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law, the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019. Buhari assented to the Act on Thursday in Abuja. The law means all employers across the country must pay workers a minimum of N30,000 per month   More to follow…

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BREAKING: CCT Convicts Onnoghen, Sacks Him As CJN

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has convicted the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen of breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers, The Punch reports. Reading the lead judgment, the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, ordered the immediate removal of Onnoghen from office as the CJN, Chairman of …

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BREAKING: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays To Mark Easter

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, Public Holidays to mark the 2019 Easter celebration. Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, announced the holiday in a statement quoting the minister on Wednesday in Abuja. The Minister of Interior, Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau(Rtd), who …

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Breaking: Lagos Fire Service Director, 6 Others Regain Freedom

The Lagos State Director of Fire Service, Rasaki Musibau and six others kidnapped on Saturday in Lagos have been released by their captors. Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bala Elkana confirmed this on Wednesday morning, saying they were released unhurt. According to Elkana, they were released around 11.45pm on Tuesday. …

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