The All Progressives Congress (APC) says former President Goodluck Jonathan will be allowed to contest for presidency in 2023 if he joins the party. John Akpanudoedehe, national secretary of the APC caretaker committee, said this in a chat with Channels TV on Wednesday. The national secretary said the former president
Popular Islamic scholar, Ahmad Gumi has disclosed how the Nigerian government can stop banditry and the crimes among herders. Gumi said crimes among herders can be stopped through education. In a Facebook post, the controversial Islamic scholar said the building of schools and encouraging children of herdsmen to attend them
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State says he has no apologies for describing President Muhammadu Buhari as a man with a good heart and father to him. Umahi said this on Wednesday while receiving the former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, at the Government House,
The Federal Government on Wednesday said that it was “very close” to lifting the over 100-day ban on the microblogging platform, Twitter. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, gave the assurance while briefing State House correspondents at the end of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by
Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says agitators for secession are not different from Boko Haram insurgents. He said they will take the country down the path of destruction if they are “given time and space”. Gbajabiamila spoke on the floor of the house on Wednesday while welcoming
Bandits kidnapped the Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara, Alhaji Hassan Atto, on Tuesday in Kaduna. The traditional ruler’s police escort was killed during the attack. The bandits blocked the road and fired several shots before kidnapping their victims in broad daylight. The incident occurred in the afternoon around Dutse village.
The Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) has challenged African leaders to safeguard democracies. Ann Iyonu, Director of the organization founded by the ex-President, gave the charge in a statement on the 2021 International Day of Democracy. The day is observed in countries across the world every September 15. GJF urged governments
The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation increased by 17.01 per cent (year-on-year) in August compared to 17 38 per cent in July, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Wednesday. Food inflation slowed to 20.30 per cent in the review period compared to 21.03 per cent in July.
Six Nigerians have been named by the United Arab Emirates as financiers of terrorism including Boko Haram and other criminal activities. According to Agency Report, the decision was made when the Emirate federal cabinet met in the capital Abu Dhabi on Monday. The six Nigerians on the list are Abdurrahaman