“Athletes have the biggest platform, so we all judge on that. I think an individual trying to make a change is a lot more difficult than a union of people
“Large numbers have lost their only source of income as work possibilities disappeared due to COVID-19 prevention measures” the statement added.
Garba added that the quest to sustain the tempo of aiding the Federal Government Policy on Agricultural Development in the area of boosting local Rice
“What Nigerians expect at this moment is for Buhari to enforce the law by directing relevant agencies to commence actions that would lead to Magu’s
"The RNASwift diagnostic kit is very accurate and sensitive. The validation results compare very favourably with conventional and commercially available
In a statement on Tuesday, Head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Patrick Areghan, appealed to state governments and corporate organisations for
“When they were threatening to come back and retaliate, we thought it was just a mere empty threat, until around midnight on Tuesday when they came in
“Despite the directive given by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 with regards to the reopening of places of worship nationwide, some states like
“If he did it, he would have to view this as a trial run for what’s going to happen in four years,” said Trump, noting that it may be too late for West to
“Buhari has brought nothing but disappointment, poverty, destruction and death upon the very people who gave him his seat”, Muhammad Ibraheem El-Zakzaky,
Ghanaian social media critic Archipalago posted on social media a picture of Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ passport which bears his name as well as picture.
Lawan made the statement at Senate plenary on Wednesday following a point of order by Senator representing FCT, Sen. Philip Tanimu Aduda who protested for
Police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a release on Tuesday, said the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Owode-Egbado division, Olabisi
Gov. Uzodinma said that the measure was taken to ensure that the economy of the state is not completely crippled and to make Imo people survive alongside
Senator Aduda, who is also the Minority Whip while relying on Order 43 of the Senate Standing Rules objected to the absence of a nominee from the FCT.
Odekunle in a statement on the intrigues surrounding Magu's invitation to face the Justice Ayo Salami presidential panel probing Magu pointed fingers at
The social distancing rule caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made many educational institutions across the globe switch to online learning.
"The Chinese embassy in Nigeria has activated its emergency mechanism, requesting for Nigeria to take effective measures to search for the Chinese
"The EFCC's boss was neither arrested nor forced to honour the invitation. A member of a legal team from the EFCC is also with him on the Panel," EFCC said.
"We demand that the Federal Government reverts to the old price of petroleum especially given the fact that price of crude oil in the international market
“Director of FBI expressed his thanks for the exceptional efforts (of Dubai Police) in fighting organised cyber crimes and arresting Hushpuppi and
Abuja and Lagos airports had in the past one week been undergoing fumigation, test flights and reconfiguration in preparation for resumption of domestic
Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, Acting General Secretary of the NURTW, Kabiru Yau, said the vehicle owners rather than the workers union were
"Were the dummy NASS members not emotional, and given to professionalism, they'd have calmly asked him to show them where the Constitution says committee
WHO gave the warning on Wednesday in a twitter update tagged “Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters”.
"I have the honour to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Suleiman Sani as career Ambassador-designate for the FCT”, Buhari said in
In three separate letters sent to the Interior minister, Falana said most of them were soldiers who were convicted and had served more than 75 per cent of
The Acting Director General, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Armstrong Idachaba, while appearing before the Ad hoc committee on Tuesday said “I
"Let's expand the tax net and ensure that we have in the net many more Nigerians who are supposed to pay taxes, and you have our support at all times,"
Osinowo, who until his death represented Lagos East Senatorial District, first made his mark at the Lagos Civil Service and also at the Lagos State House
A statement signed by NIS Public Relations Officer, Sunday James, on Tuesday in Abuja, warned that fake sites announcing immigration recruitments are being
"This partnership with MTN…is one of the ways in which the BBC is demonstrating its commitment to Nigeria and we are thrilled about this new engagement
A presidential statement signed by Spokesman, Garba Shehu said "Musa’s appointment follows the redeployment of his predecessor, Commissioner of Police (CP)
Domestic operations in the aviation sector is allowed in the new phase and interstate movement is allowed only outside curfew times, Chairman of the PTF on
Nigerian superstars Burna Boy and Wizkd went home with the Best International Act and BET HER Awards respectively at the prestigious 2020 BET awards.
Domestic operations in the aviation sector is allowed in the new phase and interstate movement is allowed only outside curfew times, Chairman of the PTF on
Atiku who is also the Waziri of Adamawa prayed God to strengthen and comfort his immediate family, the entire Bachama community, the government and people
The Army Chief revealed that more men and ammunitions were being deployed in Katsina State to speed up the current operation against bandits.
NEWSMAN – The number of coronavirus cases confirmed worldwide rose to 10 million on Sunday, according to a tally collated by Johns Hopkins
Toppled from power, humiliated and tortured, Patrice Lumumba was executed by firing squad in a savannah 50 kilometres from Elisabethville (the current
NEWSMAN, Lilongwe – Malawi’s newly-elected President Lazarus Chakwera on Monday named a partial cabinet as he began his first day in office
Executive Director of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), Motunrayo Alaka in a statement emailed to The NEWSMAN said the event
Apart from four goals in four starts, the on-loan forward, Ighalo, also scored once after coming off the bench for a total of five goals in 11 appearances.
Why Nigerian rich men don’t write books is still a question begging for answers, writes Hashim Yussuf Amao.
"To put the records straight: In the formation of this great party and given its leadership, President Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who are
"With lawsuits so numerous one needed a spread sheet to keep track, President Buhari has reasonably decided that he has seen enough. I do not lament his
"At this extenuating moment with COVID-19 and its economic fallout hounding us, I cannot see as far into the distance as you. I have made no decision
Journalists covering the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, were led on a dry run test from Lagos to Abuja, to witness firsthand the reopening of the
NEWSMAN, Abuja – The President Muhammadu Buhari-backed National Working Committee chaired by Acting National Chairman, Victor Giadom that held the
NEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari orders the withdrawal of all cases in court but a member of the dissolved Abiola Ajimobi-led NWC said
“Getting access to electricity ranks as one of the major constraints for the private sector according to the 2020 Doing Business report. Hence, improving
“What we see clearly emerging, is that we are beginning to self-destruct. This, my dear party members, is not just regrettable but
President Buhari in a statement through his spokesman Garba Shehu on Thursday said "the law is on the side of Victor Giadom as Acting National Chairman",
“Kenya and Nigeria are in a better position than ever before to cope with – and contribute to – the digital revolution that COVID-19 has accelerated as
One of the counsels for the plaintiff, D. C. Denwigwe, (SAN) had upon court resumption of hearing in an oral application informed the court that the
The leadership crisis in the APC had worsened on Tuesday last week when the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja upheld the suspension of the party’s National
“David is a really important player for us,” Arsenal technical director Edu told the club website.
In 2012, D’Banj’s publicists had claimed that the musician was the first Nigerian to be appointed a UN Youth Ambassador for Peace.
The soldier said he was ready to face a court martial over his comments condemning the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Yusuf Buratai for his laxity
President Nana Akufo-Addo also told President Muhammadu Buhari "some suspects had been arrested and will be arraigned in court", a statement by Nigeria's
“The enforceability aspect of judgments has not been given to the court, it has been given to member states and member states have to have the political
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Prolific footballer and Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi is hoping to get the chance to play for the three-time African champions. “I
NIMASA said the Secure Anchorage Area which has been a subject of debate amongst stakeholders would now be covered under the multi spectrum security
“It is, therefore, necessary to not only celebrate with Nigerians this landmark achievement but to also commend President Muhammadu Buhari for leading the
NEWSMAN, Abidjan – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a EUR 88 million loan to Cameroon as direct budget support to
Force PRO DCP Frank Mba in a statement said "the presence of police personnel at the Secretariat is not to seal-up the Complex as has been reported in some
“Igbo Youths wish to state categorically that various Stakeholders was (sic) not Consulted and one of the signatories (Nwodo) is no longer incharge Of
"President Buhari expressed concern over the decision of francophone countries that form the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) to replace
'The Ushie brothers were arrested for running a fake Frank Mba foundation and bank accounts with FCMB, defrauding Nigerians'- Force Public Relations
"No state in Nigeria is COVID-19 free and no country in the world can confidently claim to be COVID-19 free. It is a global pandemic and we can’t separate
Mrs. Cecilia Nwayiaka Ujubuonu died in the arms and home of her daughter, Ezekwesili, in Abuja on Sunday night from cancer, a statement said.
“Already, we have incurred more than 70 per cent revenue loss due to COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown has hindered movement and we couldn’t sell the
In an address after the announcement, Ize-Iyamu promised to work with other aspirants to ensure that the APC runs a smooth campaign ahead of the 2020
The meeting is aimed at resolving the crisis currently rocking the ruling party that has seen the factions emerge within the ruling party, The NEWSMAN learnt.
"In the context of the current challenges facing the party leadership, progressive governors are all working for the quick resolutions of the crisis."-
“We are petitioning the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Presidency in Nigeria, National Assembly and other relevant authorities in Nigeria, we need to act
The Army Council is set to meet in September to determine the fate of the former General Officer Commandwe (GOC), 8 Division of the Nigerian Army in
Judgment on the case was set to be delivered on Monday night at 7pm by President of the General Court Martial, Lt. Gen. Lamidi Adeosun after a lengthy day
Senator Ali Ndume (APC – Borno South), in his contribution, lamented the inability of the Armed Forces to completely cripple insurgent activities in the
The EFCC Lagos Zonal Head, Muhammed Rabo in a statement warned perpetrators of computer-related frauds to desist from the undisciplined acts.
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Maj.-Gen. John Enenche said that OPSC had admitted 893 ex-combatants for the programme out of which 280
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, in his remarks after the budget was passed, charged Senate Committees to ensure strict oversight of projects
Senate President Ahmad Lawan while congratulating the nominee on her confirmation, underscored the urgent need for reforms in the Judiciary.
The Upper Chamber also confirmed the nomination of James Jiya John Kolo as Commissioner of the Federal Character Commission.
Prof. Iwu urged anyone that has the trace of infected persons or suspects to the coronavirus disease to report to the committee, emphasizing that the virus
“This will give such people an opportunity to access the finance so the emphasis should be how genuine is their request and the capacity and cash flow of
The NLC president said according to a national survey sponsored by the United Nations Women (UNWomen) in 2014, one in four women in Nigeria had experienced
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday disclosed that the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning had complied with the request of the
"There has always been behind-the-scenes manoeuvering when there are elections for president of the AfDB, but to have a public controversy on this scale is
A community leader who asked not to be named said the attackers had mown down the 69 "men, and children" as they watched over their cattle at a watering
No contracts have been signed yet, but Hearn expects WBA, IBF and WBO belt holder Joshua to face WBC champion Fury to determine the undisputed king of the
In a statement, Mukwege said there had been "weaknesses in organisation and clarity between the various teams in charge of the response to the pandemic in
Late President Nkurunziza who died on Tuesday was a sports teacher who became a leader in the ethnic Hutu rebellion during the country's 1993-2006 civil
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu also urged RECs to get used to virtual meetings for future operations as technology had come to stay in the conduct of
Community Leader, Dangana Jimiko while also reacting to allegations by a civil society organisation, Tracka.NG that Senator Philip Aduda had named the
Tiamin Rice Limited and two others, who are owners of the rice factory, made the allegation in a fresh documents they filed against a motion by the IGP and
The prosecution of the pirates would be the first trial of bandits arrested in international waters under the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime
The Food Reserve Agency when established, would be responsible for storing food grains and other food commodities for strategic purposes.
Imams and clergies have been mandated to ensure strict compliance to regulations put in place to enable the opening of worship centres.
"Buratai while applauding the troops for their gallantry and resilience, also visited injured soldiers at the Field Ambulance Logistics Base 3, Damaturu,
Kyari died in Lagos after contacting the dreaded Corona virus disease while on a recent trip to Germany last month.
Kyari was an influential figure within the Buhari administration. During the administration's first term, he worked mainly behind the scenes to implement
"The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020," Presidential
“This is an exciting milestone in the production of these A-29s for the Nigerian Air Force. The Jacksonville production line is active, and Embraer and
"We will continue to pray Allah's protection against COVID-19 every where in the world and for the quick recovery of all those infected he said", Gawuna said.
"Should any individuals be found to be serving themselves and not the people, then it is right and proper to call them out. But this must be done on the
They collaborated on the initiative along with other residents through the Lekki Food Bank initiative to help those that are finding it difficult to live
Chairman of the state Taskforce on covid-19, Professor Idris Mohammed described the facilities provided as state of the art and some of the best one can
"Where many PDP governors will duck, Wike will raise his head and when he talks he speaks conviction and logic. For instance, he was the only governor that
"I’m glad the matter of maltreatment of Nigerians in China has been sorted out between both countries", Gbajabiamila said in a social media post after the
"Mobile courts will now be activated to try all violators of the directive on the cessation of movement across the FCT."
By Senator Iroegbu The United States President, Donald Trump’s decision to cut WHO to size was nothing but international politics at its best. It is also a
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar on Wednesday at the Airforce Base in Kaduna state inspected 2 prototype
PHOTONEWS: President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held a teleconference with the Federal Government’s Presidential Task Force on #Covid19 chaired by
Full text of Tinubu’s position on APC crisis released on Sunday.
“While Corona has been presently contained in Nigeria, we must be alert to another sickness that seems rampant within a certain segment of society. That
"We have a challenge of oil price that is not good right now, but what about countries without oil? There are countries that do not have oil and yet they
Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba gave the names of the rescued corps members as Oladehin Paul, Ojo Temitope, Ojewale Elizabeth and Adenigbuyan
"The President does not have a history of intervening in the affairs of any state in the country, unless the issue at hand is of national consequence. On
“Malam Nasir El-Rufai welcomes with gratitude the consent of His Highness Muhammadu Sanusi to serve as Chancellor of KASU and as Vice-Chairman of the board
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE LEGAL TEAM OF MALLAM MUHAMMADU SANUSI, II, CON ON HIS ILLEGAL DETHRONEMENT, DEPORTATION AND BANISHMENT TO NASSARAWA STATE BY THE KANO STATE GOVERNMENT
This action is our view is illegal and unconstitutional. The Kano State Emirate Council Law which was recently enacted by the Government of Kano State
Jamoh, who is the immediate past Executive Director, Finance and Administration, at the Agency, lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for believing in merit,
The bill will address the "seeming stagnancy and primitive methods of doing business in Nigeria, essentially to meet up with the present international best
The President in his letter, explained that the request for amendment is aimed at clarifying the administrative date for the increase in Value Added Tax
The Awe local government chairman was asked to make his house available for the newly deposed emir to be housed therein while other issues were being
Traditional ruler of Loko, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Sabo who confirmed the development said Sanusi arrived his palace “around 3 a.m. on March 10″.
IHR said NAHCON needs to ensure that such programmes encompass ‘how to prevent coronavirus’ and educate the pilgrims on the dos and don’ts of the disease.
The pictures showed Okonjo-Iweala with other members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council in Pretoria after a meeting Saturday. The new decision
"The EY Entrepreneur Award 2020 West Africa that I won is dedicated to the very, very young Nigerians that I have the rarest opportunity to lead since
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Nigerian journalists on Friday gathered in the country’s capital Abuja to celebrate women in the media. Below are some photos of the
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke said the troops proved that the Nigeria
How Lawan passed $22.79bn loan despite senators opposition, ‘We won’t allow funds diversion’, SP says
Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnanya Abaribe and other lawmakers were flabbergasted that project details of the loan request were not attached to the report
Adeniyi's promotion along with five others was announced by Baze university in a statement in Abuja. It followed rigorous internal and external assessments.
"President Buhari urges Nigerians not to panic about the news of this first case of Covid-19 in our country, as undue alarm would do us more harm than good."
Officials announced that they were "working to identify all the contacts of the patient, since he arrived in Nigeria" for diagnosis and isolation, if the
Ruining the legacy of the Nigerian judiciary: A case study of the recent agitation of the decisions of the Supreme Court in pre-election and election by Kayode Ajulo, PhD
In the entire gamut of the Nigerian law, it is not provided anywhere that the Supreme Court can review its decision but rather correct mistake under the
Speaking on behalf of the school authorities and the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha, Rev. Father Paschal described the gesture as "simply overwhelming"
The residents commended the government at the commissioning of the gully erosion and road rehabilitation works at Dutse Sagwari Layout, Bwari Area Council
Justice Amina Augie who read the lead judgment said the application lacks merit, adding that the decisions of the court are final and cannot be reviewed.
"Specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History determined that it was a piece of Yoruba origin," a Mexican official said.
"Aggrieved party members should state the particulars of the grievance or complaint, the states concerned and remedy being sought," the Committee said in a
“He should have been sober and resolved the matter in order to ensure the matter is not brought to court but instead, he became hardened and joined issues
The resignation came amid alleged plans by some members of the assembly to impeach him over issues that were undisclosed.
Chairman of the FCT Ministerial Task team on Traffic Management, Ikharo Attah, gave the directive in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
“To the terrorists, everything is a target, they don’t know what it is to even attack you as a group that is concerned and responsible for their
Fury knocked down Wilder twice, drawing blood from him en route to the referee stopping the fight in the seventh round when Wilder’s corner threw in the towel.
NIMASA DG, Dakuku Peterside said the event was organised to raise public awareness about the deleterious effects of marine pollution and chart a national
“We have carried out several public enlightenments to sensitize and create awareness on the need for property owners to come forward and settle their
The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu as Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
"The Federal Government should warn Oshiomhole to stop making remarks that will destabilise Nigeria," the Rivers governor said.
President Buhari, who praised General Yakubu Gowon for the initiative, said: “Whenever I meet General Gowon up till today, I thank him for initiating the NYSC."
The new policy came a day after President Muhammadu Buhari launched the Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 which, among others, increased the country’s visa classes
“I think the privatisation has not worked. It has failed because the essence of privatisation is to create efficiency,” Lawan told the manufacturers'
"Consequential adjustments on other levels will be implemented as soon as the ongoing Government-Labour negotiations are concluded,'' Gov Hope also added.
The confirmation of the nominees was sequel to the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service.
"I can confirm to you that His Excecllecy, Emeka Ihedioha has officially approached the Supreme Court for Review," Akwarandu told NEWSMAN.
The Senate on Wednesday gave a two-week marching order to Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government to appear before the Senate Committee on Local
The judges, who arrived in court in the capital, Lilongwe, under military escort, upheld the complaint by the opposition on Monday.
When others whose names were not on the list arrived, they were told to leave, according to the accounts of several journalists who were there. All the
National Secretary of the SDP, Shehu Gabam in a chat on the state of the nation insisted that the insecurity across the country has not allowed investors
Britain's 47-year membership of the bloc will end on the stroke of 2300 GMT -- midnight Brussels time, three and a half years after a shock referendum vote
“Senate notes the ruling of the Court of Appeal Abuja in respect of appointment of a Minister from the Federal Capital Territory and refer same to the
Confusion enveloped the area immediately after the legislators announced the decision to suspend Candido, with workers and other people running
The soldiers – one in uniform carrying assault rifle (AK 47) and two others in plain clothes handcuffed Omirin and dragged in into a waiting Ford Focus
Nigerian youths have been advised to use the social media to effect leadership change in the society rather than the practice of pulling down their leaders
The Senate on Thursday confirmed nominees appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to serve on the board of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday paid a private visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock presidential villa in Abuja where he was
Senator Christopher Ekpenyong has been officially sworn-in as the lawmaker representing Akwa Ibom North Senatorial District. President of the Senate, Ahmed
"If a leader like President Buhari needs to resign, there are millions of other Nigerians who need to resign, including Senator Abaribe..." Presidency statement
The Senate in its resolution urged the federal government to take additional steps to secure Nigerian citizens and in particular, those of Plateau origin.
The judge held that the suit was a mere waste of the court’s time as there was no evidence that Omo-Agege was ever convicted by any court of law nor was he
Speaker Gbajabiamila said the announcement of Doguwa as House Majority Leader was the unanimous decision of the APC caucus in the House of Representatives.
The opposition leader in the Senate said the incessant killing of Nigerians has reached an unbearable proportion.
According to the letter, the earlier Board duly confirmed by the Senate will be put on hold to allow the Interim Management Team carry out a forensic audit
Featuring over 10 speakers from global tech companies and West African Corporate organizations, #NerdsUnite2020 is designed to facilitate discussions on
Both requests were contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and dated January 16, 2020 and December 24, 2019.
Following the loss of his federal constituency seat which he has attributed to a gang up by some APC leaders against him, former federal lawmaker
Sentenced husband killer, Maryam Sanda on Monday wailed endlessly inside the dock at the FCT High Court in Abuja where the judge ruled that she be hung
Sanda fled the dock immediately the judge convicted her. However, court officials and prisons officials dragged her back into the dock.
Bryant was allegedly traveling in his own private helicopter when it crashed. Four other people were killed.
The presidency said in line with the directive, the Nigerian Air Force is setting up refueling facilities at Minna, Niger State to support the aircraft
Tomato farming is very lucrative. In this video, this firm shows you how to boost your production and market the product across Nigeria.
The village was locked up by National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) on the allegation that it harboured criminals but artists deny the allegations
“All those policies have been well-articulated; researched upon; and by the grace of God, if accomplished, will take us to the next level," Gov. Uzodinma said.
The APC candidate got 29,716 votes to defeat his closest opponent, John Lebo of the Peoples Democratic Party, who secured 26,039 votes.
Residents of Tarkwa Bay in Lagos have lost their homes and are now destitute after their forceful eviction by the Nigerian military on the orders of the
A couple in China has left their two young children behind at the Nanjing Lukou International Airport, China, after their son who had a fever was banned
Some eminent Nigerian leaders from across the nation on Friday held a closed door meeting in Lagos on the need to preserve continued unity and peaceful
An FCT High Court on Thursday ordered that former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke be remanded in EFCC custody pending a bail
"Necessary legal instruments will be put in place by each of the States to give legal backing to the initiative (Amotekun)", the federal government said.
A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Youth Groups in the country have challenged the Deputy President of Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege to present
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advised Nigerians to protect themselves against the new Chinese coronavirus disease. First identified by
Northern socio-political group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Thursday condemned the gruesome execution by Boko Haram terrorists of Reverend Lawan
Newly sworn-in Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma on Thursday attended his first National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the presidential villa in
…To meet with Governors of South West region …Says Nigeria not at risk with the Yoruba Security Outfit – Press Statement: There is urgent need for