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UK Telegraph Alleges that Nigeria is Using UK Aid to Persecute Buhari’s Political Foes Rather Than Fight Boko Haram

According to an article written by UK Telegraph, the Buhari led government is allegedly using the aids it gets from the United Kingdom government to persecute its opponents instead of prosecute the war against Boko Haram. Read the article below.

Buhari visits China’s Aerospace Science Technology Corporation Center

President Buhari today visited the China Aerospace Science Technology Corporation Centre in Beijing China. He was accompanied by the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Transport Rotimi Chibuike and others. More photos after the cut.

EFCC Arraigns Former Acting DG of NIMASA for Alleged N156m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC yesterday April 12th, arraigned a former acting Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Haruna Jauro, his brother in-law, Dauda Bistrus Bawa, his company Thlumbau

Nigeria Borrows N600 Billion Monthly to Augment Salaries – FG

 Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Babachir Lawal, says the Federal government borrows an average of N600 billion every month to augment payment of salaries of workers.

Senate to Buhari: Sign 2016 Budget as passed

The Senate has asked Pres­ident Muhammadu Bu­hari to endorse the 2016 Appropriation Bill as passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly, instead of en­gaging in an avoidable bickering with the legislature.

Saraki’s Trial: Senate to Remove CCT, CCB from SGF’s Office

Apparently to stop the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) from being used to score political points, the Senate has initiated moves to remove the organisations from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

2016 Budget Crisis Confirms My Position That Buhari Is Clueless, Incompetent – Fayose

Read the press statement below… Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose has described the raging controversies between the Presidency and the National Assembly over the 2016 Budget as a confirmation of his position that President Buhari was clueless and incompetent, saying; “Nigerians

FCT Abuja Elections: APGA Protest As INEC Declares Gwagwalada Area Council Inconclusive

Members of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) took to the street to protest the pronouncement of the returning officer Mr. Adamu Tanimu, in the just concluded area council election in Gwagwalada.

If Tax Revenue Misses Targets Nigeria May Sell Chinese Panda Bonds to Help Fund 2016 Budget

Nigeria is considering a sale of Chinese Panda bonds to help fund a record budget aimed at reviving Africa’s biggest economy as it suffers a slump in global oil prices, the finance minister said on Saturday.

Desperate Politicians Want To Bring Me Down – Saraki

Embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki has accused those he called desperate politicians of plotting to unleash protests against him in the wake of his trial for alleged corruption by the CCT. Saraki said that his political foes were out to turn the trial

Boko Haram Demands ‘N10bn Ransom’ For Release Of Abducted Chibok Girls

Boko Haram seeks a ransom of nearly N10billion from the Federal Government for the release of the over 219 schoolgirls that it abducted from their school in Chibok town on April 14, 2014, sources close to the group have told The Sunday Telegraph.

Falana Wants Public Officials Linked With Panama Paper Prosecuted

Femi Falana (SAN), a human right lawyer said on Thursday that Nigerian public officers who are indicted in the recent Panama papers for holding foreign account should be persecuted. Falana further said that while private citizens linked to the leak

President Jonathan’s Cousin Arrested Over $40m Contract Scam [#DASUKIGATE]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Managing Director of Katakar Civil Engineering Company, Mr. Azibaola Robert, and an Executive Director of the company, Mr. Dakoru Atukpa, over a $40m pipeline contract under the ongoing #DASUKIGATE investigation.

Convicted Boko Haram Members Can’t Be Sentenced To Death – Says Mallam Abubakar Malami

he Attorney General of the Federation, Mallam Abubakar Malami, who was represented by Sylvester Imahanobe at the launch of amnesty’s report on Global Death Sentences and Executions 2015, in Abuja, yesterday said that convicted Boko Haram members could not

President Buhari Expected In China Next Week

There are indication that President Buhari will be travelling to China next week, on the invitation of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping. This was revealed by a Chinese foreign ministry representative, Lu Kang, who said “China and Nigeria enjoy a traditional friendship.

How My Fight Against Subsidy Fraud Led To The Kidnap Of My Mother – Okonjo-iweala

In a recent interview with French newspaper, Le Monde, former Minister for Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said her fight against the fraud being carried out through the subsidy regime while she was minister, led to the kidnap of her 83 years old mother.

Court Orders FG To Allow Dasuki Access To His Lawyers

An Abuja High Court has ordered the federal government to allow former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), access to his lawyer during working hours to enable him defend himself in the charged brought against him by government.

Saraki Continued To Earn Salary As Governor 4 Years After Leaving Office – Witness [SHOCKING DETAILS]

Senate President Bukola Saraki continued to earn salary monthly as governor of Kwara state for four years after he left office, a witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Michael Wetkas, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Wednesday.

No Going Back On Subsidy Removal – FG

The Federal Government, Monday, said it is not going back on its decision to remove subsidy from Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol. Specifically, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency

Presidency Not Happy With Sahara Reporters April Fool Prank

April fools’ day is celebrated every year on April 1 and people come up with all sorts of prank. Sahara Reporters decided to joke with the President Muhammadu Buhari’s health and the presidency is not finding it funny.

We cannot give excuses for fuel scarcity − Lai Mohammed

Nigerians did not elect us to give them excuses, Lai Mohammed the Federal Minister of Information has said. The minister who spoke in Yola yesterday, while in Adamawa as part of the presidential entourage led by the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, attending the wedding of the son of the Adamawa state Governor Sen. Mohammed […]

INEC Collation Officer For Port Harcourt LGA Caught With Amaechi, Fake Result Sheets (PHOTOS)

An officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) contracted by Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s minister for Transport to help the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the Rivers rerun election of Saturday, March 19, 2016 has been arrested by detectives of the Nigeria Police Force.

Naira Plunges to 300 Against Dollar

Monday’s stoppage of foreign exchange sales to Bureau De Change operators by the Central Bank of Nigeria failed to lift the naira on Tuesday as the currency exchanged for 300 against the United States dollar in Kano, 290 in Lagos and 292 in Abuja.

I won’t return N100m I collected from Anenih – Falae

Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Olu Falae, says he will not refund the N100 million he collected from former PDP board of Trustees chairman, Tony Anenih. The said money has been linked to the $2.1 billion arms fund.

Presidency Reacts To Missing Budget

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba has asked Nigerians to direct all their questions about the missing soft and hard copies of the 2016 budget to the National Assembly. According to Garba, nobody can withdraw the budget from the National Assembly except President Buhari.

Belgian police find ‘suicide belts’ at ‘bomb factory’ for Paris attacks

A possible bomb factory where the Paris terrorist atrocity, was prepared has been discovered, Belgian prosecutors said today. Three belts for use in suicide attacks, traces of explosives and a fingerprint of wanted suspect Salah Abdeslam were found in a Brussels flat.

Confusion As Buhari Allegedly Withdraws 2016 Budget From Senate Secretly (DETAILS)

Confusion is trailing the N6.08 trillion 2016 budget earlier submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari, following information that the document has been amended. Sources at the Budget Office revealed that the

IMF Boss Lagarde Arrives Nigeria For Talks With Buhari and Others

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Christine Lagarde, arrived Nigeria Monday, January 4, 2015 to begin a four-day visit during which she will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nnamdi Kanu’s Wife Delivers Bouncing Baby Boy

Uchechi Okwu Kanu, the wife of a political activist, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and the director of Radio Biafra Nnamdi Kanu, gives birth to a bouncing baby boy. The message appears on the one of Facebook pages of Biafra movement.

I Use 5, Not 6 Vehicles In My Convoy – Lai Muhammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed yesterday said there are five vehicles in his convoy, not six as reported by Daily Trust on Monday.

Fayose Benefited From Arms Cash – APC Ekiti Chapter

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has challenged Governor Ayo Fayose to say how much he got from the N1.4 billion allegedly collected from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) by a former minister for the June 21, 2014 governorship poll.

Dasuki Begs President Buhari [MUST READ]

Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, yesterday pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to allow him enjoy the bail granted him by the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Dutch Seven Others to Testify Against Nnamdi Kanu [BIAFRA]

The Federal Government has enlisted a Dutch, Mr. Ronald Stilting, Manager, Golden Tulip Airport Hotel, Lagos, among the eight prosecution witnesses that are to testify against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and two others when their trial for alleged treason and other ancillary offences begins […]

NNPC gets fresh deadline on presidential approval

The face-off between the House of Representatives and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation over the controversial 445,000 crude oil swap contracts is not yet over.

Quotes From President Buhari’s #PresidentialMediaChat

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night hosted his maiden Presidential Media Chat since assuming office on May 29 this year. The panel of interviewers were Kayode Akintemi (Channels TV), Ngozi Anyaegbulam (Media World International), Munir Dan Ali (Daily Trust) and Ibanga Isine (PREMIUM TIMES).

El-Zakzaky not in our custody, says Kaduna Prisons

The authorities of the Kaduna Prisons on Wednesday distanced itself from purported claim that the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as Shi’ite, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, was in the prison.

Lawyers differ as DSS re-arrests Dasuki at prison gate

Operatives of the Department of the State Services have re-arrested a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.). He was re-arrested at the gate of the Kuje Prison, Abuja, at about 11.15pm on Tuesday while he was about leaving the prison after meeting the bail conditions set for him by a Federal Capital Territory […]

Ban On ATM Cards Abroad Irreversible – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said the decision of Deposit Money Banks to place a restriction on the use of Automated Teller Machine cards abroad by bank customers is due to scarcity of foreign exchange.

Nnamdi Kanu Apologises To President Buhari

Reports credited to The Punch have it that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and founder of Radio Biafra, has apologised to President Muhammadu Buhari for referring to him (Buhari) as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile in his radio broadcasts.

South Korea and Japan Settle Dispute Over World War II Sex Slaves

Wartime “comfort women” in South Korea have finally gotten the respite they deserve as the dispute between South Korea and Japan was finally resolved on Monday, December 28, 2015.

PPPRA Approves N86.50 As New Pump Price

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has announced a new pump price for PMS. Effective January 1, 2016, all NNPC stations will sell furl at N86 per litre while independently owned stations will sell at N86.50.

President Buhari Will Hold First Media Chat

President Muhammadu Buhari will host his first Presidential Media Chat tomorrow (Wednesday, December 30, 2015). In the course of the programme, which will be broadcast live on the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), President Buhari will answer questions from a panel of journalists on […]

BBC to Launch Pidgin English and Yoruba Services in Nigeria

BBC has announced it will be launching a digital service in Pidgin and Yoruba in Nigeria. The media house also plans to launch a TV service in Somali, and radio and digital services for Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Is The End To The Schengen Area in Sight as Need For Increased Security Heightens

Europe’s Schengen area agreement looks to be the latest impending casualty as France and Belgium battle terrorism. The Schengen Area is an agreement between 26 European countries allowing travel without passport or travel restriction at their shared borders. The recent terror attacks in Paris last week which led to the death of 129 people has […]

Turkey Downs Russian Military Aircraft Near Syria’s Border

Turkish military aircraft shot down a Russian jet Tuesday after Turkey says it violated its airspace near the border with Syria, a major escalation in the Syrian conflict that could further strain relations between Russia and the West. Russian officials confirmed that a Russian warplane had been shot down but claimed it had been flying […]

Buhari Allots Portfolio To Confirmed Federal Ministers (See Full List)

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has today, November 11, 2015, made the announcement of the anticipated federal ministers portfolio with  former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), getting a big role as the Minister of Power, Works and Housing. The ministry is a merger of three ministries: Power, Works as well as Housing, Land […]

President Buhari Set To Increase Nigeria’s Budget For 2016 To N8Trillion

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is currently working on the 2016 budget that will be between N7tn and N8tn, the Punch reported. According to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in a paper entitled: ‘The economy – Where we are today’, which he delivered at a presidential retreat organised by the Office of the Secretary to the […]

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UNIBEN 2015/2016 Academic Calendar Released

Below is the 2015/2016 Academic Calendar of the University Of Benin (UNIBEN); 1ST SEMESTER 12/10/2015 – New students come into residence for 2015/2016 session 19/10/2015 – School/Faculties/Institute/Departmental Board of Studies meet to consider 2014/2015 sessional results.

​​Fraudsters using my name to defraud Nigerians on Facebook — ​ Head of Service

The acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Ekanem Oyo-Ita, has alerted Nigerians of a Facebook account, opened in her name, and allegedly used to defraud Nigerians seeking employment. In a statement, the deputy director media relations, Mohammed Manga, said the account neither belongs to the service nor its acting head​,​ Ms. Oyo-Ita.

Saraki Personally Submits Names of Ministers to Buhari

In an unusual step, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday personally delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari, a list of nominees cleared by the Senate for appointment as ministers, breaking with past protocol that required presidential aides to transmit the letter.