Hope Uzodima implicated, arrested in India

India’s Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) has arrested a Nigerian man identified as Hope Uzodima in Mumbai for alleged possession of dangerous weapons. The suspect, a 40-year-old man who lives in Bonkhode village in Koparkhairane was arrested for possession of ivory and a sword cane. Another Nigerian named King Chukwudi Fidelis who is also in police net […]

I’ve never been so honoured in my life – Air Peace Boss

The Chairman of Air Peace Airlines, Allen Onyema, on Wednesday thanked members of the House of Representatives for honouring him for his role in the evacuation of Nigerian victims of xenophobic attacks from South Africa. The aviation businessman was in the chamber of the House of Representatives on the invitation of the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila. The […]

Emir of Kano lauds Buhari’s Economic Advisory Council

The ‎Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, ‎has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for constituting an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) comprising first-rate ‎professionals and academics.‎Sanusi gave the commendation on Wednesday in Kano while briefing newsmen at his Palace. The emir, ‎who described the new council  as “first class”, said the move was “timely and reflective […]

AEPB activates FCT meat haulage policy for 2019… To prosecute persons bringing in meat slaughtered outside Abuja

Environmental Protection Board, Alhaji Baba Shehu Lawan has ordered AEPB Department of Monitoring and Enforcement to arrest and destroy any fresh meat from outside being brought into the territory for sale. This is in line with the revived FCT Meat Haulage Policy for 2019.He said the rampant cases of unhealthy or donkey meat being brought […]

I’ll work smoothly with Bello, others — Minister of State assures

Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has pledged to ensure harmonious working relationship with her senior counterpart, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, the FCT Administration (FCTA) workforce and other stakeholders. Dr. Aliyu gave the assurance when members of the FCT press corps led by its Chairman, Mr. […]

The profile of Buhari’s Economic Advisory Council members

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday constituted 8-man Economic Advisory Council, to be chaired by Prof Doyin Salami. Other members are Dr. Mohammed Sagagi (Vice-Chairman); Prof Ode Ojowu; Dr Shehu Yahaya; Dr Iyabo Masha; Prof Chukwuma Soludo; Bismark Rewane; and Dr Mohammed Adaya Salisu (Secretary). Below are the short profile of the charman and members of the […]

Street protest will not change our leaders – CharlyBoy

Charles Oputa, a.k.a “Charlyboy”,  convener of  ‘OurMumuDonDo Movement’, on Friday said street protest by Nigerians over national issues cannot change political leaders at all levels. Charlyboy made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He said that successive Nigerian political leaders had remained insensitive to the plights of ordinary Nigerians over […]

Nigerian gov’t dismisses report of explosion at South African High Commission

  The federal government of Nigeria has debunked  reports being circulated on social media that a bomb had exploded at the South African High Commission in Abuja, on Saturday.In a statement issued in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the report “is fake news orchestrated by desperate opposition to cause panic and […]

Xenophobia: What Buhari’s Special Envoy told our President – South African Govt

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Envoy to South Africa expressed “concern at recent events in South Africa” during a meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa, the latter’s spokesperson has said. Khusela Diko, the spokesperson to the South African President, also said in a statement sent to the News Agency of Nigeria, that President Buhari’s state visit would […]


 … MINISTER OF STATE TO COORDINATE ACTIVITIES FOR SUCCESS OF PROJECT IN FCT As part of efforts to end open defecation in the country, the Minister, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has assured that the FCT Administration will partner effectively with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to put an end to the menace […]


FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has called on the residents of the Territory, especially students and youths, not to carry out retaliatory attacks on South African Nationals and business interests in the FCT over the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. He said that the Federal Government was already exploiting diplomatic channels […]

Buhari’s speech at swearing-in of SGF, Ministers

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE SWEARING-IN OF SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION AND MINISTERS AT STATE HOUSE, ABUJA, Protocols:           Today marks another milestone in the history of my second term in Office, after Nigerians overwhelmingly voted the All Progressives Congress during the 2019 […]

FULL LIST: Portfolios of Buhari’s 44 Ministers – 2019 – 2023

President Muhammadu Buhari has assigned portfolios to his 44 ministers. Below is the full list of the ministers and their portfolios. President Buhari assigned the officials after all of them took their oaths of office in batches. 1. President Muhammadu Buhari – Minister of Petroleum 2. Mohammed Musa Bello – Adamawa State – Minister of Federal Capital Territory, […]

INEC server: No cause for alarm over Supreme Court ruling – Atiku

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says there is no cause for alarm over the Supreme Court’s ruling dismissing his claims to inspect INEC server. Atiku, who addressed a news conference through his lead counsel, Eyitayo Jegede SAN, after Tuesday’s proceedings, said that the decision was anticipated and that […]

Wadume’s arrest to bring answers to policemen killing in Taraba – IGP

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has commended his men for the perseverance and painstaking efforts exhibited that led to the arrest of suspected notorious kidnap kingpin Alhaji Hamisu Bala, popularly known as “Wadume”. Adamu gave the commendation on Tuesday in a tweet on the official twitter handle of the Nigeria Police Force […]


The journey I have found myself on began brewing on February 23rd, 2019 when I was deprived of my civic duty of voting in the Presidential Election as a result of EFCC “investigations”. From the seizure of my international passport that February till this recent ordeal with actual charges and detention, God’s goodness has remained […]

Tambuwal, King Jaja Of Opobo, Others Storm Imo For Iri Ji Mbaise Festival

It was a rich display of tradition yesterday(15/8/19) in Mbaise as the people of Mbaise hosted their age-long tradition of Iri Ji Mbaise cultural festival in grand style. The epoch making event witnessed a large pool of dignitaries and personalities acŕoss the country with Gov. Tambuwal leading a long roll call of Dimkpas that includes […]

N-Power insulated from corruption — FG

The Federal Government said that the political will demonstrated in the execution of the N-Power programme,  insulated it from corruption and other forms of sharp practices that marred similar youth empowerment endeavours in the past. Communications Manager, National Social Investment Office (NSIO) Justice Bibiye, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said the  transparency in […]

Develop your plots within 3 months or face revocation, FCTA warns land owners

Owners of undeveloped plots of land in serviced districts of Phases 1, 2, 3 of Federal Capital City (FCC), Abuja, have been handed a three-month grace period to develop them or risk revocation. The grace period was given to them by Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). The FCT Director of Land Administration, Mallam Adamu Jibrin […]

“Welcome to BEMORE world of unending opportunities” – Mrs Akeredolu

 The wife of Ondo State governor Chief Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu says the annual Bemore Summer boot camp is to create a platform for young girls to triumph and rule the world.   The wife of the governor spoke at the Public Service Training institute at Ilara Mokin in Ifedore local government area of the state during […]

Abia commissioner loses wife, two children in auto crash

A commissioner in the Abia State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ASOPADEC) and indigene of Ndoki in Ukwa East Local Government Area, Honorable Adiele Ekeke has reportedly lost his wife and two children in an auto crash. Though information about the incident is sketchy, reports stated the tragic incident occurred along Enugu-Okigwe Expressway. A statement […]

No exit date yet for first batch of N-Power beneficiaries — FG

The Federal Government says no date has been announced for the exit of the first batch of volunteers enrolled under the N-Power scheme. Justice Bibiye, Communications Manager, National Social Investment Office (NSIO), in a statement on Friday in Abuja, urged the public to disregard social media reports about current status of the programme. He said […]

EFCC hands over late Badeh’s forfeited property to North East commission

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has handed over a-13 bedroom, one-storey building and a basement to the management of North East Development Commission, NEDC. The property was forfeited by the late Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh. The Acting spokesman for EFCC, Tony Orilade, in a statement in Abuja, on […]

Life beer splashes over N10m to promote Igbo culture

Life Continental Lager Beer, a beverage in the staple of Nigeria Breweries Plc, has declared over N10 million prize money to support growth of Igbo traditional dance, culture and high-life music. The beer brand is doling out the prize money through its ongoing “Rhythm of Progress Competition’’, designed to showcase up-coming Igbo traditional dance, culture […]

Trump at the bedside of the wounded of the Dayton shooting, greeted by protesters

Donald Trump was visiting injured people on Wednesday’s weekend shootout in Dayton, Ohio, before flying to another tragedy, El Paso, Texas, where his coming is so skeptical. , even hostility. The president arrived in the late morning with his wife Melania in Dayton, a town in the northern United States where a gunman killed nine […]

Kogi Assembly commences impeachment process against Deputy Gov

The Kogi State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, formally commenced impeachment process against the embattled Deputy Governor Elder Simon Achuba over his alleged action and utterances on some broadcast media, including Channels and AIT televisions. Relationship between Achuba and Governor Yahata Bello, had gone sour, culminating in last week’s press briefing by the latter, where […]

FCTA’ll no longer tolerate desecration of road corridors – Executive Secretary, FCDA

Moving to sanitize road corridors in the nation’s capital city, Executive Secretary, Federal Capi t a l Development Authority (FCDA) Engr. Umar Gambo Jibrin, led a team of officials of FCT Administration (FCTA) to Kaura District. This was necessitated by the need for an on-the-spot assessment of the road corridor along the Kaura District Market […]


Edel-Quinn Ijeoma Agbaegbu (Nee Nneji-Anejionu),renowned biodiversity advocate and Nigeria’s Country Representative in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Voluntary Peer Review (VPR) Process of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan(NBSAP), a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) framework,has been appointed as member of a CBD seven-member team for thevoluntary peer review of biodiversity implementation inthe Republic […]

JUST IN: EFCC raids residence of ex-Zamfara governor, Abdulaziz Yari

 Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Sunday raided the residence of the immediate-past governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, in Talata Mafara, about 100km away from the state capital, Gusau. Witnesses said the operatives, numbering more than 20, came in seven vehicles, including a bus for the operation that lasted for […]

Sowore’s ‘RevolutionNow’ protest is an act of terrorism — Police IG Adamu

The police have warned Nigerians to stay away from the ‘RevolutionNow’ protest planned for August 5 by Omoyele Sowore and other Nigerian rights activists, saying the demonstration would amount to a felony and terrorism. Police chief Muhammad Adamu said in a statement Saturday afternoon that the ‘RevolutionNow’ protest could incite anarchy in Nigeria, warning that […]

Atiku seeking to influence election tribunal – Presidency

The Nigerian presidency has accused Atiku Abubakar of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of drawing on “negative developments” to whip up sentiments to influence the outcome of his petition against the outcome of the 2019 presidential election. The presidency made the accusation following Mr Abubakar’s statements on developments such as the report that the […]

NIMC Expands Enrolment to Saudi Arabia and other African Countries

With the successful deployment of enrolment Centres in South Africa, US, UK, etc., the National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) has concluded plans to extend the National Identification Number (NIN) registration to other countries including Saudi Arabia, Canada, Germany, Ghana, Senegal, Benin Republic, Mali, India, amongst others. Share on: WhatsApp

Ondo first lady leads march against rape, says enough is enough

The Wife of Ondo state Governor, Chief Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu  has called for legislations that would ensure stiffer penalties for rapists, child abusers and predators. Mrs Anyanwu Akeredolu spoke in Akure, the state capital during a “Walk Against rape” to raise awareness about the increase in rape cases in Nigeria.  The walk is coming […]


Different localities in Bayelsa State are laying claim to produce the next governor of the state as the count down for the election begins BY Isaac Ombe. As the countdown for the governorship election in Bayelsa State and Kogi State draws nearer, politicians are strategizing on different fronts on how to win the coveted seat […]


A year ago, the electricity regulatory body introduced a regulation directing power distribution companies (DisCos) to supply consumers with more prepaid meters. How well has this worked? TheCable, in an investigation spanning across 33 communities in 10 states, finds out that power consumers think whole scheme is a scam. TOBS AGBAEGBU: Share on: WhatsApp


South East Governors, Ortom, Ishaku. others rejects Federal Government Ruga settlement for herdsmen As the controversy on the proposed Ruga settlement for herdsmen rages, the Federal Government stated that in the next five years, the establishment of Ruga settlements in the country would stop open grazing by herdsmen and end herdsmen-farmers’ clashes across the country. […]

From The Editor-in-Chief (July Edition): N37 Billion Pre-Payment for Prepaid Meter: Our Exclusive

Low level of electricity supply in Nigeria,no doubt, is a major concern for everybody. On a daily basis, every hour, every minute, we feel the impact, at family level, at office and business levels, in virtually everything we do, and where we stay. Electricity is life. That is why; every bit of information about it […]


By Victor Ugborgu Controversy has continued to trail the ban on the manufacture of smallbottles of ‘Sniper’, an agro-chemical which has seemingly become the choiceof many persons contemplating suicide. Since the ban was announced in Nigeria, opinions have been divided on the need or otherwise. Some people interviewed by Verbatim believe the action amounted to […]

RETURN HOME! Northern Elders tell herdsmen

Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) and Northern Elders Forum (NEF) have expressed concern over the safety of Fulani herdsmen in the southern part of the country and ordered them to relocate to the North. This followed alleged threats to their lives, by southerners. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, after a meeting, yesterday, CNG’s spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, frowned […]

World population day 2019: Nigeria’s population is 190 million and not 201 million-NPC

World population day is usually commemorated on 11 of July, annually. An offspring of the interest generated by day of five billion observed on 11 July 1987. The day which was eventually established in 1989 by the United nations development programme governing council focuses attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. This years […]

Congresswomen hit back after Trump’s tweets branded racist

The four US congresswomen attacked by US President Donald Trump in tweets widely called racist have dismissed his remarks as a distraction. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib urged the US people “not to take the bait” at a Monday news conference. Mr Trump had suggested the four women – all […]


By Cosmas Uzodinma The driveways of Owerri, the Imo State capital under the immediate past government fast acquired a poor outlook with their hastily constructed and rusty metal crossbows perched upon side pillars many of which were already yielding to the gusty winds of the rainy season. This travesty in urban development, never before seen […]

Obasanjo writes Buhari again, warns him to end violent attacks across Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written yet another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, warning that Nigeria is tipping towards a dangerous cliff and only the president could forestall such a looming disaster. Mr Obasanjo a former Nigerian leader, between 1999 and 2007, said Nigeria has been consumed by violence and ethnic divisions since Mr Buhari […]


..CAUTIONS AGAINST INDISCRIMATE DUMPING OF REFUSE IN DRAINAGES, FARMING AND BUILDING ON WATERWAYS The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa has flagged off the 2019 assessment of flood prone areas in the Area Councils at Ashara-Wako in Kwali Area Council with a call on residents to desist from dumping refuse in drainage channels, farming on river banks and building on […]


For all intents and purposes, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom is a hero in his state now. Since death of J.S.Tarka, hardly has any leader from any of the component communities making up the present Benue state fought battles, like Ortom did in the past two years, in defence of the state and its interests. […]

Appeal Court strikes out suit challenging Ihedioha’s emergence as PDP guber candidate

Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri on Sunday, upheld the judgement of the Federal High Court which earlier dismissed a suit filed by Senator Sam Anyanwu, challenging the emergence of Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha as the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the 2019 general election. Anyanwu had approached the Court […]

GOVERNOR  IKPEAZU ON A QUICK MATCH FOR GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOMENT… Appoints LGA Transition Committees; Promises Serious Fight Against Crime.

By Sam Obinna Ibe The last one week has been full of activities for Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, an indication that the Governor is in a hurry to carry on the full business of governance and development in the state. On Sunday, June 17, Ikpeazu spoke strongly against insecurity , as he announced […]


Just two weeks after his inauguration for a second term in office, President Buhari, winner of the February 2019 Presidential election in Nigeria, faces challenge of grave insecurity and widespread clamour for State Police and declaration of State of Emergency. By Tobs Agbaegbu and Victor Ugborgu Muhammadu Buhari, President and Commander in Chief of Nigeria’s […]

Green Cap Regime for Imo

Expectations of better life and good governance high in Imo State asGovernor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha prepares to kick off a ‘green cap regime’ after a disappointing eight years of Okorocha’s ‘mufflerera’. By Ugonna Anejionu  and Victor Ugborgu Emeka Ihedioha, Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party,PDP in the March 9, 2019  governorship election in Imo state has […]


FULL DETAILS OF HIGH HANDEDNESS, FINANCIAL WRECKLESSNESS, AND ABUSE OF POWER BY THE PROF FRANCIS OTUNTA’S ADMINISTRATION AT THE MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, MOUA, UMUDIKE. By Ugonna Anejionu: Another disturbing report has it that Otunta has converted 5 of the 2014 model Toyota corolla bought by the past administration to his personal use. It […]

Pentecost : Pope Francis decries social media, propaganda

Pope Francis has lamented what he calls today’s “culture of insults” in the world. In his homily during Pentecost Mass Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, Francis also decried that “the more we use social media, the less social we are becoming.” He warned of the temptation to cling to “our little group, to the things […]

Full report of commission that accused Emir Sanusi of fraud

Below is the full Interim Report of investigation by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission as obtained exclusively by NAN. Highlights of the 19-page document includes the indictment of individuals, amounts involved, obstruction of investigation by suspects and recommendations. PRELIMINARY REPORT OF INVESTIGATION IN RESPECT OF PETITION OF FINANCIAL MISAPPROPRIATION AGAINST KANO STATE […]


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, received Vice President Yemi Osinbajo alongside service chiefs and an FCT delegation, who paid him the traditional Sallah homage. Muslims worldwide are celebrating Eid-el-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting and prayer. Mr Buhari, while receiving the guests, said he was […]

APC expels former Zamfara governor, Abdulaziz Yari

The immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has been expelled from the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the misfortune of the party in the state. The Supreme Court had nullified the victory of APC in Zamfara State, thereby sacking the governor-elect, deputy governor-elect, senators and members-elect of the party. Mr Yari was expelled […]

Eid-El Fitr: Buhari felicitates with Muslims, commends Nigerians on peaceful elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed satisfaction at the conduct of peaceful elections in Nigeria, despite what he called “doomsday predictions of social disharmony.” The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in a statement in Abuja on Monday, said the President made his feelings known in his Sallah message to Nigerians […]


The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa has called on FCT residents especially the Muslim faithful   to use the occasion of the Eid el-Fitri celebrations signifying the end of the holy month of Ramadan, to pray for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office. The Permanent Secretary made this call […]


The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa and the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma have both assured residents of the FCT of adequate security protection over the Eid-El- Fitr and national Democracy Day celebrations. The duo made the pledge following a meeting of the FCT Security Committee chaired by the Permanent […]


FULL DETAILS OF HIGH HANDEDNESS, FINANCIAL WRECKLESSNESS, AND ABUSE OF POWER BY THE PROF FRANCIS OTUNTA’S ADMINISTRATION AT THE MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, MOUA, UMUDIKE. By Ugonna Anejionu: He is tagged a tyrant and an emperor and one that believes so much in intimidating and suppressing subordinates. He is accused of massive financial recklessness […]

Liverpool earn €108m for winning UEFA Champions League title

Liverpool are €108.9 million richer following their UEFA Champions League triumph over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid, Spain, on Saturday. Finalists Tottenham Hotspur are also smiling to the bank as they earn €104 million for their achievement. UEFA’s distribution formula shows that Liverpool will get €15.5m participation bonus, €8.1 million for winning three group games, €35.3 […]

PDP To Kashamu​: You Are Parading Fake Governorship Flag,

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday lampooned Senator Buruji Kashamu, saying he is brandishing alleged fake PDP gubernatorial flag in Ogun State. The party, in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described as the height of ridicule, Kashamu’s purported presentation of himself as Ogun governorship candidate of the PDP […]