Category: National News

Nigerians to get National ID card renewed for N5,000

Nigerians would have to pay the sum of five thousand naira (N5,000) to renew their National Identity Card. The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), which...

Nigeria Court freezes 45 accounts of firms for rice smuggling

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the interim freezing of 45 bank accounts belonging to three companies for alleged smuggling of rice into the country. Ruling...

Amnesty International says 119 Nigerians on death row in Malaysia

Amnesty International (AI) is reporting that it has identified 119 Nigerians among a total of 1,281 persons sentenced to death in Malaysia. AI gave the figure in its...

“Niger Republic bans rice export to Nigeria”

Niger Republic has banned the exportation of rice to Nigeria following the closure of Nigeria’s borders. Nigeria had partially shut its borders since August 20, 2019,...

Ministry of Defence budgets N84m for meals and N80m for equipment?

The Ministry of Defence has said N71,071,578 has been bugdeted for welfare packages, while N13,436,544 bugdeted for refreshments and meals in 2020, and the sum of N80m...

Federal Government dismisses report of attack on Nigerian Embassy in Benin Republic

Following a video circulating on social media, the Federal government has debunked the attack on the Nigerian Embassy in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Spokesperson for the...

40-year-old “Roberto Lopez” declared wanted for raping a two-year-old girl

Roberto Lopez (40 years) a laborer from Immokalee in Florida has been declared wanted for allegedly raping a two-year-old girl and inflicting critical injuries on her....

NLC tells state councils to prepare for strike

An industrial action is already to take off in Nigeria, as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has directed its state councils to prepare for strike on October 16 if...

Aisha Buhari returns, cautions Nigerians against spreading fake news

The First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has arrived the country and took the opportunity to address some of the rumours that had been making the rounds concerning her,...

Buhari To Upgrade Presidential Aircraft With N1.5bn

President Buhari is also proposing to spend N 1 . 492 bn on the upgrading of some of the aircraft in the Presidential Air Fleet in 2020 .The sum is apart of the N 200 ....

NANS leader opens online sexual assault register

While Nigeria’s tertiary institution continues to grapple with the current BBC exposé of randy lecturers, a former leader of the Association of Nigerian Students,...

Buhari Bars Ministers From Foreign Trips

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered all his ministers and heads of government agencies to remain in the country till the defence of the 2020 budget at the national...

Buhari Congratulates 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, who was declared the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. In a statement issued...

Trending video of Sadiya Farouq’s pre-wedding party is entirely false

A false video has been circulated on social media as a ‘proof’ that Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social...

PHOTOS: President Buhari’s new wife, Sadia Umar Farouq

Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, is allegedly getting married to Hajia Sadia Umar Farouq, in a wedding to be held privately on Friday. Hajia Sadia Umar Farouq is a...

Nigeria Senate to reduce political parties from 91 to 5

The Senate in Nigeria is aiming at reducing the number of political parties participating in elections in the country from the current 91 to five through legislation....

Buhari meets with his 1984-1985 ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received some of the Ministers who served with him as military head of state between Jan. 1984 and Aug. 1985. The President, who...

Aisha Buhari Describes Sexual Harassment In Schools As National Emergency (Audio)

The wife of Nigeria’s President, Dr. (Mrs.) Aisha Buhari has described the issue of sexual harassment in Nigerian schools as a national emergency. The first lady...

(PHOTOS)Buhari presents 2020 Budget

Buhari laying the budget before the National Assembly The joint session of the National Assembly Buhari with Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker, Femi...

“Over 94 million Nigerians live in extreme poverty”

An international human rights organisation, Oxfam (Nigeria) has expressed concern over the rising spate of inequality in the country. The organisation which quoted from...