Service chiefs get partisan, attend Buhari’s campaign launch

Pictures of service chiefs attending President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign rally tagged ‘Next Level’ have become a source of worry for the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, a spokesman for the organisation has said. Some service chiefs including the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadiq; and Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice…

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Igbo leaders back Atiku Abubakar, Obi for 2019

Igbo leaders, consisting of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, elders, traditional and religious leaders as well as women groups, have endorsed the joint presidential ticket of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi for the 2019 polls. In a five-point communiqué issued at the end of a summit with the theme, “Ndigbo 2019 and Beyond”, yesterday in Enugu, they said their decision was informed by…

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Goodluck Jonathan launches book November 20

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is to unveil his book, “My Transition Hours”, on Tuesday, November 20, in Abuja According to a message on his Twitter handle, President Muhammadu Buhari is special guest of honour while Chief Olusegun Obasanjo chairs the occasion to be attended by erstwhile heads of state and other prominent Nigerians. Also billed for the event are President…

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Senate uncovers fresh $1.151b illegal withdrawals from NLNG

The Senate yesterday said it again uncovered illegal multiple withdrawals of $1.151 billion from the dividends accounts of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).  This is apart from the $1.05 billion NNPC Group Managing Director Maikanti Baru earlier admitted to. The investigative committee, headed by Senator Bassey Albert Akpan (PDP, Akwa Ibom North…

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Kweku Adoboli deported to Ghana on flight from Heathrow

Former UBS rogue trader fought deportation having lived in the UK since childhood

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Brexit deal: key points from the draft withdrawal agreement

Brexiters will find many contentious clauses difficult to stomach within the 585-page draft document

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Satanic Temple sues Netflix over Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s demonic statue

The group claims the show’s statue of Baphomet resembles its own and that its use ‘dilutes and denigrates’ satanism

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Ondo Assembly impeaches Speaker, Deputy

The Ondo State House of Assembly on Friday impeached its Speaker, Bamidele Oloyelogun, and his deputy, Iroju Ogundeji. Assembly man Sunday Olajide (APC-Akure Constituency 2) moved the motion for the impeachment, while Assemblyman Oluyede Feyide (APC- Ose Constituency) seconded the motion. After the impeachment of the two officers, the lawmakers elected Assemblyman Olamide George (APC-Akure North Constituency) as the new…

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Peace Forum: Buhari departs for Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari will  depart Abuja on Friday for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum which opens on Sunday and ends on Tuesday. Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday. The Peace Forum is organised by the French…

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Veteran comedian, Baba Sala is dead

Veteran comedian, Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, is dead. According to reports, Baba Sala died around 10.00 pm on Sunday night in his home in Ilesa, Osun State. Details soon

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