Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Highlights of Buhari’s Speech

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to expect an overwhelming improvement in security in the country this year.  “As we commemorate #ArmedForcesRemembranceDay, let me pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of all the men and women of our armed forces who have paid the supreme price for our unity, peace and security. WeRead More

Update: Bashir Ahmad shares photo of white pigeons flying at the Armed forces day celebration, gives reason why they initially refused to fly

Recall that earlier today at the celebration which held at the National Arcade, Eagle Square, the white pigeons at the celebration ground refused to fly when President Buhari set them free during the ceremony. Nigerians took to social media to react. Read here. While responding to a Tweet, Bashir in a now-deleted tweet, also gave anRead More

“You killed End SARS protesters and expect doves of peace to fly?” Reno Omokri reacts as pigeons refused to fly off at the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day

Reacting to the drama that played out at the National Arcade, Eagle Square in Abuja, Reno Omokri said it’s a sign that Nigeria is not at peace. Reno Omokri has reacted after white pigeons freed by President Buhari at today’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day refused to fly off. • Doves released by General #Buhari refuse toRead More

Buhari, Osinbajo, Others Lay Wreaths in Honor Of Fallen Heroes

 “For instance, unlike the years before Buhari when a number of local governments were no-go-areas, we now have indigenes safely back to Gwoza, Askira-Uba, Dikwa, Ngala, Monguno, Kukawa, Damboa, Konduga, Mafa and led by our traditional leaders, which no one could have visited not to talk of living there. Our Emirs were all in exile.”—Read More

Plans to Sell Govt. Properties to Fund 2021 Budget Stands – Minister Confirms

The Bureau of Public Enterprise, in November 2020, in a document presented to the Senate committee on Privatization disclosed that the Federal government plans to sell the Integrated Power Plants in Geregu, Omotosho, and Calabar at N434 billion in 2021.Reports has it that some government-owned properties as well as non-oil assets would be sold byRead More

Court Grants Bail to Soldier Who Criticized General Buratai

Akinyode said:A military court-martial sitting has granted bail to Lance Corporal Martins Idakpini who was arrested and detained for mocking the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai. “Idakpini was arrested for criticising army authorities. He’s been detained for 7 months without access to his family.”Mr. Martin’s, who was arrested on June 20 after he released videoRead More

Criticise us fairly — Pres. Buhari appeals to elites

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians especially the elite to be fair in their criticism of his administration. Speaking on Thursday, January 14, in Abuja, the president said, “Those criticising the administration should be fair in terms of reflecting on where we were before we came, where we are now and what resources are available to us and what […] penetv

Criticize us fairly – President Buhari tells Nigerian elites

“Those criticising the administration should be fair in terms of reflecting on where we were before we came, where we are now and what resources are available to us and what we have done with the limited resources. Buhari said;  “We had to struggle paying debts, investing in road repairs and rebuilding, to revamp theRead More

‘Closure of universities unconstitutional and disastrous’- Afe Babalola laments

According to Babalola, the Nigerian FG should emulate the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention as schools are different and every school should be judged on its capacity to follow covid-19 protocols.. “We have done seven convocations in ten years . We used to pay salaries on the 24th of the months andRead More

Retired soldiers protest in Abuja (photos)

The retired soldiers who are protesting over the non-payment of their pension arrears, appealed to the Federal Government to approve the payment of minimum wage arrears accruing to them between 2019 till date. Here are more photos from the protest;  The protesters stressed that they have fought for the country and deserve payment of their pensions.Read More

Court dismisses suit challenging Gov Akeredolu’s emergence as APC’s governorship candidate in Ondo

“Misnomer has to do with a correction of typographical error, not where a party is substituted. The substitution of a party in the course of proceedings is outside the realm of the concept of misnomer,” the judge said. Akeredolu was declared the winner of the Oct. 11, 2020 governorship election in the state after pollingRead More

APC Will Teach Developed Countries How To Play Politics – Gov. Yahaya Bello

APC Will Teach Developed Countries How To Play Politics – Gov. Yahaya Bello. “We shall even teach some of our brothers who have just concluded elections that were rancorous. I will not mention names (referring to the United States of America) but we are going to be an institution of politics in Nigeria”. “We have accepted thisRead More

FG To Support Research For Nigeria Made COVID-19 Drug – Osinbajo

Akande said that the group said a report of its findings had been submitted to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). “Highlighting the practical applications, the Study proposed that “Ivermectin should be considered for adoption into the uniform treatment guidelines of COVID-19 in Nigeria,” noting the “potential use of ivermectin asRead More

Regina Daniels and Her Husband Host Keyamo in Their Abuja Mansion

Nigerian politician, Ned Nwoko has welcomed the Minister of state for labour and productivity, Festus Keyamo to his palatial mansion in Abuja. In a photo shared online by the Minister, Nollywood actress Regina Daniels and her billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko could be seen posing alongside Keyamo in Abuja. Sharing the photo, Keyamo wrote:“We discussed politics,Read More

I did not become senate president in 2015 because it wasn’t God’s time – Ahmad Lawan

“We believe in God. We worked together in the senate for the benefit of our people and when in 2019, God said it is time, guess what? 109 senators have the same mindset, the same attitudinal disposition to making Nigeria better, to working with the executive arm of government for the betterment of our country.”Read More

SSANU Begins Warning Strike with Protest

 “You are aware that there are glaring inconsistencies in the IPPIS payment platform, nonpayment of allowances, nonpayment of arrears of minimum wage consequential adjustments, delay in renegotiation of the 3009 agreements, very poor funding of state-owned universities, lack of visitation panels to universities for a very long time, nonpayment of retirement benefits.On Tuesday, the universityRead More

Second Wave Covid-19: Hospitals Will Be Overwhelmed – NCDC

The minister also said that the plan of the Federal Government regarding activation of oxygen availability in the states was on course with a view to effecting immediate repairs of non-functional oxygen plants.However, Mamora while speaking at a media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, ruled out the suspension or postponement of theRead More

Ex-convict who killed a man in 2015, arrested in Adamawa for attacking drivers and snatching their vehicles

Meanwhile, as part of efforts at tackling criminal activities and other related offences the Ag. CP has directed thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to his release.  According to to the statement, findings further reveals that the same suspect in April 2015 approached one Ahmed Awal, a bus driver with Adamawa Sunshine pretending to hireRead More

Drama as Kidnapper Pays another Kidnapper Ransom after Being Kidnapped

 Both suspects were paraded in Abuja on Monday afternoon. Mba revealed both suspects operated around the federal capital territory (FCT) and the north-central region at large. “Interestingly, this group carried out the abduction of one Mohammed Ahmadu a.k.a CONFIRM ‘m’, 30 years, a kidnap kingpin and leader of another notorious kidnapping group in the north-central whenRead More

NDLEA States Position On Sack of Its Chairman, Abdallah

The statement read: “The Chairman was further requested to notify the applicants of this development accordingly.”The government directed that the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, to reach out to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on the public health implications of such an exercise.The development was disclosed in a statementRead More

Railway Project Workers Test Positive To COVID-19 – FG

 “There are people sacrificing their lives to get to that point. We are of the view when we made that decision that Nigerians will not say 2020 was a bad year.On Monday, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi revealed that over 60 workers working on the Lagos-Ibadan railway project site have tested positive for COVID-19Read More

FG States Reasons Nigeria Can’t Produce COVID-19 Vaccines

Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), has said Nigeria cannot produce COVID-19 vaccines because the process of producing them requires massive investment that has not been done for decades.He said:FG States Reasons Nigeria Can’t Produce COVID-19 Vaccines.Shuaib stated this while speaking at the Presidential Task Force (PTF)Read More

FG Set To Commence Construction of Kano-Niger Republic Rail Project

According to the Minister of Transportation, the contract type is Engineering, Procurement, and Construction.The Ministry of Transportation, sad that the new (Kano–Maradi) railway corridor will run through Kano, Jigawa and Katsina and through Niger Republic territory as far as Maradi.The federal government of Nigeria has just signed a .959 billion dollars Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)Read More

Reopening of schools, religious centres worsened Nigeria’s COVID-19 situation – PFT chairman, Boss Mustapha

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha has stated that reopening of schools and religious centres without adherence to safety protocols contributed to the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country.  Speaking on Monday January 11 during a media briefing in Abuja, Mustapha named factors that led to the spike. He further noted thatRead More

Natural Eye Relief Discovery Stuns Doctors… study proves that this Eye Tea Reverses Glaucoma, Cataract, and Effective for Reducing Blurry vision without using eyedrops!

So go ahead, order for it right away and start using it to improve your vision, restore your eyesight and say goodbye to your glasses, pills and eye drops! By word of mouth, there’s so much huge demand, supplies are going off the shelf fast… even my colleagues and inner circle friends picked up 143Read More

Photos from the burial of NCC staff, his wife, four children and niece

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) staff and his family died in a tragic incident which occurred along the Nasarawa – Abuja expressway on Saturday, January 9. Read HERE and HERE The funeral of Prince Nuhu Hamman-Gabdo Gashaka, his wife, Hadiza, their children Ummee, Ayman, Fiddausi, Abdallah and niece, Zainab Mustapha, were held in Nasarawa on Sunday morning, January 10.  . penetv

#EndSARS: Politician, Adamu Garba withdraws his case against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (video)

Well, he has announced plans to withdraw the case. In a video posted online, Adamu explained the reason for withdrawing the case. He said; ”My case with Jack was an effort to try to prevent Nigeria from getting these foreign interference, all those international actors that were coming in the name of human rights to cause havocRead More

We Have Defeated Insurgency in Nigeria – DHQ

 “However, the signs are still there with isolated action here and there; common with terrorism.”He said: “If you put all these together, I can tell you that terrorism has been checkmated.The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said Boko Haram insurgents have been defeated in the Northeast part of the country.We Have Defeated Insurgency in Nigeria – DHQ.HeRead More

Terrorism has been checkmated – Nigeria Defence Headquarters says

However, the signs are still there with isolated action here and there; common with terrorism.” he said Enenche said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NAN.   The Coordinator of the Nigeria Defence headquarters (DHQ) media operation, John Enenche, says the armed forces have ”checkmated” the activities and operations of Boko Haram in theRead More

Coronavirus: FG To Shut Down Train Services

The Nigerian Railway Corporation had in December 2020 launched the operation of the Lagos-Ibadan railway.The Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has warned that the federal government may be forced to shut down train services if passengers do not comply with COVID-19 protocols.Coronavirus: FG To Shut Down Train Services.While speaking on NTA Good Morning NigeriaRead More

NIS Commences Investigation After Fire Outbreak, Names Affected Sections

According to Babandede, the affected sections to include:The Call Center where about 10,000 calls are received, within and outside Nigeria on passport and visa matters.On Monday, The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) technical team while reacting to the fire outbreak at its headquarters in Abuja, stated that it has commenced an investigation into the cause ofRead More

Former Military Administrator, Colonel Aminu Kontagora reportedly dies of COVID-19 at 65

Colonel Aminu Kontagora, the former Military Administrator of Kano and Benue states, has died at the age of 65. He was also the Administrator of Kano State from September 1998 to May 1999, under the transitional regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar. He handed over power to the then elected executive governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. BornRead More

NCC mourns staff killed in road accident alongside his wife, four children, niece and driver

Gabdo, his wife, four children, niece and driver were burnt to death in a fatal accident along the Nasarawa – Abuja expressway on Saturday, January 9. Read  HERE “Until his death, Hamman ’Gabdo was a Principal Manager in the Human Capital and Administration Department of the Commission,” the statement reads. A statement signed by Dr. IkechukwuRead More

Court grants Omoyele Sowore bail in the sum of N20 million

Sowore is also expected to physically report to the registrar of Federal Capital Territory High Court every Monday and Friday pending the determination of the case against him. He Is not expected to travel outside Abuja and the country. The judge has adjourned the matter to February 5, 2021, for trial. The Chief Magistrate CourtRead More

Suspected assassins kill Saudi Arabia-based oil expert in his Kogi home

A Saudi Arabia-based oil expert, Ogacheko Atanu, has been killed by suspected assassins in his residence in Idah, Kogi State on Sunday, January 10. “When they (gunmen) entered his compound about 11p.m. on Saturday, they told him to say his last prayers before they killed him. Meanwhile, his friends and associates have taken to socialRead More

Nigeria’s Strength Lies in Its Unity – Osibanjo

 “Although her young life was cut short in very unfortunate circumstances, Tolulope lived her dream to join the Nigerian military and along with colleagues from all parts of this nation, to defend the territorial integrity, peace and security of this nation. “It is to the memories of these heroes and heroines that we pledge in theRead More

$5.3bn Loan Delaying Kano-Ibadan Railway Construction – Amaechi

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, in a statement made this known in Abuja on Saturday.He said the project when completed the train would carry goods directly from Lagos to Kano. “Up till now, we have not gotten the money a year after we have applied for the loan. We have almost finished the one ofRead More

SERAP Foils Buhari Plan To Borrow Dormant Account Balances

 “We would be grateful if your government would drop the decision to borrow unclaimed dividends and funds in dormant accounts, and to indicate the measures being taken to send back the Finance Act to the National Assembly to repeal the legislation and remove its unconstitutional and unlawful provisions, including Sections 60 and 77, within 14Read More

Fire outbreak at Nigeria Immigration Service headquarters

The Service disclosed this in a statement on its official Twitter handle this morning. According to the service, the fire affected some of the offices in the headquarters.  The tweet reads ”A fire incident occurred in our Service Headquarters this Morning. It affected some of our Offices. 2.The fire has been put out by our Federal FireRead More

Singer Timi Dakolo gifts newly married Nigerian lady a surprise performance in her home (video)

”So I got a call for a wedding in abuja for a lady that just wanted me as her only wedding gift. Unfortunately I had committed to some other gig and the husband and other people kept calling . At some point, we had to come to an agreement, because they refuse to give up.Read More

Nigerian man, wife and four children burnt to death in a fatal accident (photos)

I pray, may almighty Allah give the entire deceased souls jannatul firdausi and grant the bereaved families and all of us the fortitude to bear the irreversible lost. Indeed, the sudden dead of Prince Nuhu Hamman’Gabdo who perished in a ghastly motor accident with his wife and entire children along Nasarawa – Abuja express wayRead More

Certificate Forgery: APC to Appeal Obaseki Court’s Judgment

Gistlover had earlier reported how the Court, dismissed the certificate forgery suit filed against the Edo governor by the APC and a chieftain of the party, Williams Edobor.He said all APC members in Edo state are very hopeful like the good democrats and believers in the rule of law that they are that the JudiciaryRead More

Nigeria working hard on locally made COVID-19 vaccine — Fayemi

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum says Nigeria is speeding up efforts at coming out with a locally manufactured vaccine to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The NGF chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this on Friday, after meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in Aso Rock Villa, Abuja. Fayemi said Buhari agreed […] penetv

APC Comments on US Elections, Capitol Hill Invasion

 “We urge political parties, especially governors to show bi-partisanship in supporting all sectorial reforms being initiated by President Buhari for the benefit of Nigerians,’’ Akpanudoedehe added.The APC asked President Trump to follow the footsteps of President Buhari by conceding elections or following the process through to the Supreme Court on all accounts.He said:He however, recalledRead More

Court dismisses APC’s certificate forgery lawsuit against Governor Obaseki

The alleged certificate forgery suit filed against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state by the  All Progressives Party (APC) and a chieftain of the party Williams Edobor, has been dismissed by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.  Justice Ahmed Mohammed delivered the judgment on Saturday January 9 after both parties closed their cases and presented witnesses and evidence toRead More

BREAKING: Court Dismisses APC’s Certificate Forgery Suit against Obaseki

This was, however, rejected by Governor Obaseki’s counsel, Ken Mozia, who asked the court to dismiss the suit over what he described as the plaintiff’s failure to prove their case.Before the judgement was delivered, counsels to both parties in the matter had closed their cases after they presented witnesses and evidence to the court.He, however,Read More

Insecurity: What is happening in this country will soon be over- President Buhari

President Buhari has assured Nigerians that Boko Haram, abduction, banditry and all other forms of insecurity plaguing the country will end this year. “This is a year of action and we will finish what we are doing. What is happening in this country will soon be over. This year, we will finish what we are doing.Read More

We Have Spent Over £50M on Nigeria Elections in 5 Years – UK Govt

We Have Spent Over £50M on Nigeria Elections in 5 Years – UK Govt.The Head of Governance and Stability, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office, Sam Waldock, spoke at a retreat of the Joint Technical Committee on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2020 in Abuja.The United Kingdom (UK) has revealed that it has spent moreRead More

You Can Complete NIN Registration Within Five Minutes – Pantami

 “You can complete the form virtually without visiting any office but there are things that require you (to be there) physically like your biometrics; you cannot submit your biometrics without you (being there) physically.”Pantami further stated that the NIMC workers did not inform the ministry of their demands and grievances before embarking on strike.The ministerRead More

NIMC Workers Call Off Strike, Resumes NIN Registration

He however said that a fresh 21-day ultimatum has been issued to the Federal Government to meet the demands of the NIMC staff or risk a full-blown strike.The executives of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) will also be at the meeting, the official who didn’t want to be named said.While confirming the suspension, the President,Read More

Insecurity, criminality will end soon in Nigeria — Pres. Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said that insurgency and all forms of criminality will soon be a thing of the past in the country. The President made the remarks at the Special Juma’at Prayer for the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration at the National Mosque, Abuja. Buhari, who was represented by the Special Guest of Honour, the Minister of […] penetv

COVID-19: We may have to issue a fresh lockdown — Dr. Sani Aliyu

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Thursday said it is considering a fresh lockdown on the country as new cases of Covid-19 infections recorded lately continue to rise. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this at a briefing in Abuja. He said the rising Covid infections recorded of recent in the country were […] penetv

FG Set To Impose Fresh Nationwide COVID-19 Lockdown

The PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, further said:The Federal Government of Nigeria has said it will impose a fresh nationwide lockdown if the rising cases of COVID-19 infections recorded lately continue. “The Presidential Task Force is very concerned about the increasing daily numbers that we are recording.This was madeRead More

Police Fail to Produce Sowore in Court, Stall Bail Application

On Tuesday, Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello fixed Friday, January 8, 2020, to rule on the defendants’ bail application.He explained that the DIG who was called to produce the defendants claimed to have handed the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution on the instruction of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).The protesters wereRead More

COVID-19: Buhari and Osinbajo to Take Vaccine on Live TV

“For example, in warfare, if you want to destroy your enemies, you look for specific leaders, captains, the generals; once you decapitate them, then the soldiers will become weak.This was announced by the Federal Government. The statement also added that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and other prominent NigeriansRead More

Certificate Forgery: Court to Decide Obaseki’s Fate

However, the PDP and INEC did not call in any witness.While Isenalumhe also prayed the court to award substantial cost against the plaintiffs, Mozia prayed the court to hold that the plaintiffs failed woefully to prove their case.Justice Ahmed Mohammed, the presiding judge, fixed Saturday after lawyers to both parties adopted their final written addresses.FollowingRead More

#EndSARS: Governor Sanwo-Olu meets President Buhari, says rebuilding of Lagos in progress

On the second wave of COVID19, the governor appealed to Nigerians to take full personal responsibility because of the threat of the pandemic. The bigger, larger items around infrastructure, around transportation, they will take a fairly longer time. We are talking about a period that is still under three months. So, its still a working documentRead More

Kaduna state government arraigns PDP spokesperson and four others for organizing a sex party and committing adultery

On Tuesday January 5, Ismail Umaru-Dikko, KASUPDA director-general, said the building was demolished because it lacked the necessary permit before it was erected. Yakubu who said she lost a one-month-old pregnancy after the demolition, denied KASUPDA’s allegation and has threatened to seek legal redress. Benjamin Nok, the presiding magistrate, admitted the defendants to bail inRead More

FG directs reversal of electricity tariff adjustment

The Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to inform all Electricity Distribution Companies(DISCOs) to revert to tariffs that were applicable in Dec. 2020. Aaron Artimas, Senior Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Power, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. He said the reversal to the old […] penetv

‘We’ve Started Rebuilding Of Lagos’ – Sanwo-Olu

 “They have started intervening and supporting some of these small businesses, giving them grants, giving them soft loans and making sure that they can come back together very quickly. “The bigger items around infrastructure, around transportation, they will take a fairly longer time. We are talking about a period that is still under three months. So,Read More

Covid-19: Atiku Becomes ‘First Nigerian’ To Be Vaccinated

 “He is anxiously looking forward to when Nigerians, especially medical professionals in the frontline and the most vulnerable will be vaccinated in the country.” “We are on course to access safe vaccine in the first quarter of 2021. We will be leveraging the polio platform to ensure the effective delivery of vaccines to our vulnerable population. “TheRead More

Insecurity: FG Appeals to US to Deliver Super Tucano Jets Immediately

The Minister of Defense, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) made the appeal when he hosted a five-man US delegation led by the Secretary, US Air Force, Barbara Barrett at the Ministry of Defense Headquarters, Ship House Abuja.In a statement dated 5th January 2020 and made available to Gistlover by the Special Assistant to theRead More

Covid-19: FG Lists First Individuals to Be Vaccinated

Shuaib also said that:Faisal Shuaib, The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, made this known during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press conference held in Abuja on Tuesday.The individuals will be first vaccinated from the 100,000 doses of the vaccines expected to arrive the country later this month, according to him.ShuaibRead More

JAMB Opens Portal for Admission, Sale of UTME Form

The Registrar of the examination body, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, made this known to The Nation in Abuja on Tuesday, January 5.The JAMB Boss revealed the examination body would conclude arrangements soon on the sale of the form.He stressed that some institutions in the country have already begun the use of CAPS, adding that the systemRead More

731 Batch B Corp members test positive for COVID-19

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has revealed that 731 members of Batch B National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) have tested positive for COVID-19. The Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, stated this at a briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.He said the PTF conducted the testing of batch B corps members using RDTs. […] penetv

President Buhari approves establishment of one oxygen plant in each state

“The President has also approved that at least one oxygen plant should be established in each state of the federation immediately.  The National Coordinator will elaborate on this during this briefing. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 made the announcement during theRead More

NERC Denies Increase in Electricity Tariffs

 “The attention of the Commission has been drawn to publications in the print and electronic media misinforming electricity consumers that the Commission has approved a 50% increase in electricity tariffs.The NERC urged the media to retract their earlier publications misinforming electricity consumers nationwide about a purported 50% increase in electricity tariffs.NERC in the report said,Read More

Bail application: Sowore brought to court in handcuffs (photos)

Publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, was brought to the Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, in handcuffs on Tuesday, January 5, for a hearing on his bail application. On Monday, January 4, Omoyele was arraigned alongside four others on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful assembly and incitement. The Magistrate, Mabel Segun-Bello,Read More

SERAP Writes to UN Over Torture, Detention of Sowore

SERAP said:Gistlover earlier reported that a Magistrates’ Court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, on Monday, ordered the remand of Sowore, Juwon Sanyaolu, Peter Williams, Emmanuel Bulus and Damilare Adenola in Kuje Correctional Centre pending the consideration of their bail applications on Tuesday (today). “SERAP also argued that a detention is arbitrary when it is clearly impossibleRead More

Just In: Sowore Arrives In Court in Handcuffs

Just In: Sowore Arrives In Court in Handcuffs.However, recall that Sowore and four others were remanded on Monday by a Magistrate Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja in Kuje Correctional Centre pending the hearing of their bail applications.He is being arraigned alongside four others by the Federal Government on three charges of criminal conspiracy,Read More

Nigeria Records 917 New COVID-19 Cases, 9 Deaths across the States

As the battle against COVID-19 continues, Nigeria has recorded 917 new confirmed cases of the deadly virus and 9 deaths in 17 states and the federal capital territory, Abuja.This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its official Twitter page in its daily update on the 3rd of January, 2021.Till date,Read More

#FreeSowore trends as Omoyele Sowore and other activists are reportedly arrested in Abuja

The publication adds that eyewitnesses say police officers suspected to be the Rapid Response Squad stormed Gudu junction in Abuja, wounding Sowore before whisking him away with other activists from the location. Journalist/activist Oluwatosin Adeniji tweeted: “UPDATE: It has been confirmed that @PoliceNG abducted @YeleSowore and a few others. They were mortally injured and areRead More

President Buhari signs 2021 budget into law (photos)

The National Assembly had on December 21, 2020, passed the 2021 Appropriation Bill with an aggregate expenditure of N13, 588, 027,886, 175 trillion. It comprises total Capital Supplementation of N1,060,751,051,650 and total Capital Expenditure of N4,125,149,354,222, Statutory Transfer stands at N496,528,471,273; recurrent Expenditure of N5,641,970,060,680 and Gross Domestic Product, GDP growth rate of 3.00 Percent.Read More

COVID-19: 476 Abuja health workers infected – FCTA

Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister Muhammed Bello revealed that four doctors succumbed to the disease, the latest being a female doctor. Ogunleye further revealed that hospitals are operating at full capacity, including emergencies for adults, children, delivery and maternity services, 24-hour theatre service and other services despite the challenge of the virus in theRead More

2 million naira grand prize at stake in the Cussons Baby Moments 7 Competition!

Cussons Baby, a PZ Cussons brand, is one of the strongest brands in the baby toiletries category in Africa. Cussons Baby has been in existence in the African market for more than five decades, providing solutions for mothers and the skincare needs of their babies. Entrants are advised to familiarize themselves with the termsRead More

Bandits kill 24 year old man alongside other farmers on the Kaduna-Abuja expressway

Senator Shehu Sani who shared the news on his Twitter handle on Monday night, said the bodies of the deceased were discovered on Monday December 28 and that they will be buried today December 29. ”Tragedy; Salisu Bashir 24 was killed along with other farmers along Kaduna Abuja road yesterday by bandits.His corpse with bullets wounds andRead More

Prophet Ayodele Releases More Damning 2021 Prophecies, Reveals What Will Happen To Boko Haram Leader

He also said that politicians such as Transport Minister, Chibuike Amaechi, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State are among those that will contest for the Presidency in 2023. Nigeria’s capital, Abuja will be attacked by armed bandits. “Let’s pray not to lose a one-time president and a sitting President. Let’sRead More

COVID19 variant: NCAA issues new Travel and Quarantine protocol for all passengers from the United Kingdom and South Africa

The NCAA Director-General, Musa Nuhu, issued the protocol and warnings in a letter released in Abuja on Sunday, December 27. Recall that a new variant of the novel Coronavirus has been recorded in the United Kingdom and South Africa. While other countries have barred all flights from these countries, the NCAA has decided to adopt newRead More

Nigerian footballer, Peter Olayinka gets engaged to Nollywood actress Yetunde Barnabas (photos)

Yetunde also took to her page flaunt her engagement from Olayinka, writing: “I SAID YES…. to the Love of my Life, King of my Heart, my Sunshine and my All in All. I Love you till the end of time…Good way to end 2020.” The 25-year-old footballer took to Instagram last night to announce his engagement toRead More

Covid-19: Lagos and Abuja Leads as NCDC Records New Cases

70,495 discharged See the total breakdown of new cases with Lagos recorded more confirmed cases, five more than the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Borno-7 The new cases were confirmed in a post on the agencies official Twitter handle on Saturday night. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 829 confirmed cases of (COVID-19)Read More

Coronavirus: Buhari Mourns 20 Doctors, Set To Prioritize Health Workers’ Welfare

The President opined, the health workers are operating under severe limitations, but they are undeterred in discharging their duties in saving lives. Coronavirus: Buhari Mourns 20 Doctors, Set To Prioritize Health Workers’ Welfare. His remarks were in reaction to the comments of the NMA Chairman in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr Enema Amodu thatRead More

Covid-19: Nigeria to Revoke Visa of Foreigners for Defaulting Guidelines

Covid-19: Nigeria to Revoke Visa of Foreigners for Defaulting Guidelines. The visas of foreigners, passports of citizens who failed to undergo the compulsory COVID-19 test has been revoked and suspended accordingly by the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 after returning to the country and promised to publish the passport numbers of 100 travelers whoRead More

Covid-19: FG Announces New Travel Rules for UK, South Africa Passengers

 “Specifically, for the UK and South Africa, the PTF has met and we have decided that additional measures will be required to ensure safety of our citizens. Covid-19: FG Announces New Travel Rules for UK, South Africa Passengers.  “That has always been our challenge, we are now able to enforce this specially for passengers fromRead More

FG to publish passport details of travelers who evaded COVID test, says it will not be banning flights from UK and SA

If you carry a foreign passport, with a visa, we will revoke your visa. And because we are able to track a smaller group of persons than a large number of persons, which has always been the challenge we have, we are now able to enforce this, specifically for passengers coming from these routes untilRead More

Former PDP spokesman Metuh leaves Kuje prison (photos)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Metuh on seven counts of money laundering for allegedly receiving N400 million from the office of the national security adviser. On February 25, 2020, the trial court pronounced him guilty on all counts of money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison. Read here. FormerRead More

When #GOtvXLaycon Iconic Tour Hit Abuja and Enugu

See more pictures below: The tour moved eastwards to the coal city state, Enugu, on 12 December with radio interviews and road shows at the bustling Abakpa Nike market and Nowas, Trans Ekulu. For more information about the tour and updates on the festive season content line-up, visit and follow on social on Twitter,Read More

Scores Killed, 25 Injured In Kaduna-Abuja Accident

The crash which involved a trailer on Wednesday was caused by a combination of speeding, road defects, driving against the direction of traffic, and loss of control. He disclosed that the 25 injured victims were receiving treatment in the hospital, noting that some livestock also perished in the accident. The commissioner also led extensive patrolsRead More

The fate of Nigeria solely depends on the Peoples Democratic Party- Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike says (video)

Word about 7 hours ago Idiotic talk. Is it the same PDP that ruled Nigeria for 16 years with no electricity, no good roads and bridges, no drinkable water, massive unemployment, the grand mismanagement of the emergence of Boko Haram, fixation on importation of Thailand rice, Burkina Faso beans and onions? The same class ofRead More

How Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state accomplished what his predecessors couldn’t

As boko haram, bandits, criminals and kidnappers continue to unleash terror and untold mayhem across northern states of Nigeria and the entire North Central, the Governor of Kogi state, Mr. Yahaya Bello in collaboration with security agencies in Nigeria has made it difficult for these men of the underworld to operate freely in Kogi state.Read More

We received Intelligence on plan to attack Lagos – Commissioner of Police

On efforts to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols, Odumosu reiterated that all recreational centres remained closed, adding that the command had held meetings with various clubs and social groups to suspend all end of year activities.” He told reporters that the police have already identified vulnerable areas and have made adequate deployment to forestall any issue.Read More

Buhari Presides Over FEC Meeting, Osinbajo, Others Physically Present

Others are Ministers of Education, Adamu Adamu, Power, Sale Mamman, Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, and Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada.The President, Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the 29th virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.The HeadRead More

ASUU Lists Conditions For Lecturers To Resume Classes

The ASUU President said:On Wednesday, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU gave the Federal Government condition for its members to resume back to class. “So, we can’t tell the government not to open but we have the right to insist that the COVID-19 protocols should be observed and the requirements for observing the protocols shouldRead More

Buhari Impeachment: Rep Member Challenge House Leadership

 “I have the backing of majority of Nigerians.”The Nigeria main opposition party in the statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday, December 21 through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, noted that the charge of misconduct made against the president by its member is valid and patriotic.The House Majority Leader, Hon. Ado Doguwa,Read More