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Lai Mohammed: Buhari to now work from home

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says ‎President Muhammadu Buhari will now work from his residence at the presidential villa. He was speaking to state house correspondents at the end of the meeting of the federal executive council (FEC) chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in Buhari’s absence. He said Buhari needed some rest and has asked that all the

Sellers, buyers of PVCs risk two years in jail, N.5m fine – INEC

Sellers and buyers of permanent voter’s cards risk two years jail term and a N500, 000 fine.   INEC Administrative Secretary in Sokoto State, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, disclosed this on Wednesday in Sokoto, at a one-day Stakeholders’ Forum on the Continuous Voter Registration Exercise, scheduled to begin on Thursday.   The exercise is expected to

Buhari absent at FEC meeting again

President Muhammadu Buhari is today conspicuously absent at the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. The meeting is being presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The cabinet had awaited the president’s arrival until the State House Chief of Protocols suddenly stepped in at 11.00am and whispered to Osinbajo. A security officer had also stood anxiously

BREAKING: Court remands ex- Governor Babangida Aliyu in prison custody

The immediate past governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, is to be remanded in prison custody until May 4, a court has ruled. Justice Mohammed Mayaki of the Niger State High Court also ordered that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2015 election, Umar Nasko, be also remanded in prison.

Abba Kyari, Lawal Daura have not resigned, says Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday denied the rumour making the rounds that the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; and the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, have resigned .   The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made the clarification in an interview with

“EFCC Propaganda may trigger April Spring in Nigeria!”—Uranta, NNSG Scribe

The Nigerian National Summit Group (NNSG) has decried the growing pattern of self-serving myopic propaganda tactics being deployed by government officials and bodies, whilst warning that it could trigger massive violent social unrest nationwide. In a Public Statement released in Lagos today, Sunday, April 23, 2017, by NNSG Executive Secretary, Mr. Tony I. Uranta, the

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan, Emefiele, Magu, others to be questioned by presidential panel probing N13 billion Ikoyi money

A former president, Goodluck Jonathan, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; and anti-corruption chief, Ibrahim Magu are amongst some high-profile personalities that are expected to be questioned by a presidential panel investigating the mysteries surrounding the over N13 billion recovered from an apartment in Lagos last Wednesday, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The