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Presidency: Babatunde Fowler not under probe

The Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, is not under any investigation, the Nigerian presidency said ‘categorically’ today, denying the imputations spurred by a query issued by Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency responds to Catholic Bishops’ accusation on security

The Nigerian Presidency has responded to the allegation by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria that it is handling the security of the nation with levity.

NIM: Peaceful protest, constitutional right of citizens

The Third Force Movement of Nigeria under the umbrella of the Nigeria Intervention Movement has described peaceful protest as a constitutional right of all citizens.
Omoyele Sowore

Third Force expresses commitment to protest, faults Omoyele Sowore’s arrest

The Third Force Movement of Nigeria on Saturday expressed its support for the nationwide protest, #RevolutionNow!, scheduled for Monday
Isha Sesay

Nigeria reacts as reporter Isha Sesay releases book on Chibok Girls

The Nigerian Presidency has welcomed with reservations a new book titled “Beneath The Tamarind Tree”, written about the kidnapping of 270 Chibok school girls, by Isha Sesay, the ex-CNN broadcaster and now a Child Rights activist.
Two Weeks in Lagos

Nollywood masterpiece ‘2 Weeks in Lagos’ premieres at Cannes

Nollywood romantic movie “2 Weeks in Lagos” has premiered at the 72nd edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France.
Leah Sharibu

Presidency: Why Leah Sharibu is still being held by Boko Haram

The Nigerian Presidency has explained why Boko Haram terrorists have not released Leah Sharibu, captured last year February from Science Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Bauchi, the Bauchi State capital on Saturday, for the Northeast All Progressives Congress presidential campaign.

Elections: Only President Buhari can clean past rot – group

A U.S.-based Nigerian group, “Better Nigeria”, says only President Muhammadu Buhari can clean the rot of the past, hence the need for his return in the fortthcoming elections.
Igbo Muslims

Ndigbo Muslims: We’ll vote for those who will carry us along

South Eastern Muslims Organisation of Nigeria (SEMON), a socio-cultural Igbo group, says it will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to express its grievances over the alleged marginalisation of Igbo Muslims.

Islamic State says 118 ‘casualties’ recorded in attacks in Nigeria

Islamic State claimed responsibility for five attacks in an area it calls the “State of West Africa” that it said resulted in 118 casualties in the past week, according to a video posted on its account on the messaging website Telegram late on Thursday.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Corruption: Goodluck Jonathan lied – Presidency

The Nigerian Presidency has described claim by former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, that corruption is on the increase in the country as ‘astonishing’.

Presidency attacks HSBC over prediction on President Buhari’s re-election bid

The Nigerian Presidency has reacted furiously after British multinational bank, HSBC, issued a confidential business intelligence predicting President Muhammad Buhari will lose 2019 election.

EU: 800,000 cut off from aid in North-east Nigeria

European states have warned the United Nations that more than 800,000 people are cut off from aid and may be starving in North-east Nigeria, contradicting government assertions that a crisis has abated and rebuking the world body for failing to secure access.

Premium Times asks Acting President Osinbajo to intervene in reporter’s arrest

Online newspaper Premium Times has called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to intervene in the arrest of its reporter, Mr Samuel Ogundipe, by the police.
Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state

Donald Duke: Ex-governors the problem of the Senate

A former governor of Cross River State has said the Nigerian Senate may not be peaceful until former state governors stop becoming lawmakers after leading their states.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: I am not going to America

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has debunked media reports that he will be in the United States later this month.

Presidency: What President Buhari ​discussed with Morocco’s King Mohammed

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and King Mohammed VI of Morocco reached a number of agreements during the two-day visit to the North African country by the Nigerian leader.

2019: Nigeria’s emerging political leaders

A strong indication of both the quality and failure of politics in Nigeria, as the people look forward to the next general elections in 2019, is the manner in which virtually “every” Nigerian believes that he or she is good enough to be President of Nigeria.

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Seyi Makinde

Tribunal verdict triumph of truth over falsehood – Oyo governor

Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, has described his victory at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal as the triumph of truth over falsehood.
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Reps: 1,723 contractors received N70 billion without mobilising to site

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on abandoned Projects in Niger Delta has discovered that a total of 1,723 contractors had collected a total of N70.495 billion without mobilising to the site.

Gary Neville brands Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola a ‘disgrace’

Gary Neville has branded Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola a disgrace and urged his former club to no longer negotiate with the Italian.

Police reassures Samson Siasia’s mum will be rescued

After 46 days in the hands of her abductors, Bayelsa State Police Command has given a firm assurance that Mrs. Beauty Siasia who was kidnapped on 15th July this year at her resident at Odoni Community in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa state would be rescued.