Mamman Daura and family are illegal residents in the Villa – Afenifere

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has described Mamman Daura and his family as illegal residents in the Presidential Villa. The Spokesman for Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, said this during an interview with PUNCH on Tuesday. Odumakin added that it is unfortunate that someone who was not elected or appointed has become so powerful in the presidency. He said “It is unfortunate that Nigeria has reached the point where someone who was not elected or appointed and holds no position known to our constitution has become this powerful “It is a big shame and some of the personalities who are illegally in the Villa are granting interviews. It shows the level of impunity. It shows that our nation and the seat of power […]

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Border closure violates ECOWAS and AfCFTA agreement – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the closure of Nigerian borders with fellow West African countries is a violation of the ECOWAS and AfCFTA agreement. The Civil Rights Activist stated this on his verified Twitter handle @ShehuSani on Tuesday. He added that Nigeria needs to legitimate its actions by renegotiating its participation or withdraw from the agreements. He concluded that for now, “whatever is the economic importance or exigencies of land border closure” Nigeria is acting in breach of the agreements signed. He wrote: Whatever is the economic importance or exigencies of land border closure,it openly violates the Ecowas protocols & stand against d AU AfCFTA agreement we http://signed.To legitimize our act,we must renegotiate our participation or withdraw.For now, we […]


FCTA shuts Unity Fountain for rehabilitation

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has announced that the popular Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja, would be closed for rehabilitation. Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister, Mr Anthony Ogunleye stated this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He disclosed that the park would be closed for three months for an upgrade of its recreational facilities, including the provision of car park and perimeter fencing. He said “The FCT Administration has viewed with concern the state of several parks and gardens including the Unity Fountain along Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama. “It is against this background and the symbolic nature of the unity fountain as a location symbolizing the oneness of the Nigerian people, that the FCT Administration has deemed it expedient […]


Aguiyi Ironsi’s son dies at 54

John Nnanyerem Aguiyi Ironsi, son of the former Head of State, General Aguiyi Ironsi is dead. According to Daily Trust, the second son of the former head of state passed on at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, on Sunday, after a protracted illness at the age of 54. The head of the Ironsi family, Thomas Ironsi confirmed the death of the former US-based. General Aguiyi Ironsi was the first Nigerian Military Head of State after the 15 January, 1966 military coup. .


Daura’s daughter released Aisha Buhari’s video for mischievous purpose – Presidency

A Presidency source on Monday criticised Mamman Daura’s daughter, -Fatima over the recent release of a video showing Aisha Buhari shouting in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In the video clip, part of Aisha Buhari’s body was captured while shouting on the need for the Dauras to vacate the Glass House in the Presidential Villa for her son, Yusuf. The video was released last week in the wake of rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari was going to take a second wife last Friday in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. A source, who does not want her name in prints spoke with The Nation about events that lead to what transpired in the video. “By now the airwaves are awash with Fatima Mamman […]


My father not arranging a new wife for Buhari – Mamman Daura’s daughter

Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew has debunked rumour making the rounds that her father is arranging a new wife for the President. Fatima said her father and President Buhari are monogamists. She stated this in an interview with BBC Hausa Service monitored by TheCable. She said “Wallahi, it is a lie. It is all part of what I am saying about the false allegations against our father. He is not even aware of the rumours about the marriage issue because he doesn’t use the social media. They are both monogamous. Both my dad and the president practice monogamy. They are all lies aimed at blackmailing him. They keep falsely accusing him. It does not tally with […]


Ex-Bayelsa deputy gov, others dump PDP

A former Deputy Governor in Bayelsa State, Ebebi Peremobowei, has resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the November 16 governorship poll. Ebebi, who was also a Speaker of the Bayelsa House of Assembly in the letter said he decided to leave the party after experiencing and enduring an excruciating period of a largely fraudulent internal democracy in the state chapter of the PDP. He sent his resignation letter dated October 11, 2019 to PDP Chairman in Ward 3 Alaebiri, Ekeremor Local Government. He said: “I have come to this hard decision after experiencing an enduring and excruciating period of a largely fraudulent internal democracy in the state chapter of the PDP, disregard and disrespect for due process […]


Emir Sanusi sacks palace chief for welcoming Ganduje

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi 11 has ordered the sack of Maja Siddin Sarkin Kano, Alhaji Auwalu, for participating in the grand reception in honour of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Wednesday. The Nation reports that the Maja Sidden Sarkin Kano, who is in-charge of decorating the Emir’s horse, was asked to vacate his home of over 30 years for raising the portrait of the late Emir of Kano, His Highness, Sarkin Ado Abdullah Bayero, while celebrating with Ganduje over his victory at the tribunal as the governor’s long convoy passed through the Emir’s palace. A palace source, who craved anonymity said Emir Sanusi, who was not in Kano during Ganduje’s reception, was angered over the action of Alhaji Auwalu. The […]


Gov Sanwo-Olu declares state of emergency on Lagos roads

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriages within the state. Sanwo-Olu ordered massive construction work on critical roads and highways across the state, beginning from Monday (tomorrow). He gave this directive on Sunday at the Lagos House Marina after conclusion of his series of meetings with eight multi-national engineering firms, which began a few weeks back. This was contained in a press release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile. The governor said all the eight engineering firms had been given the mandate to immediately mobilise their equipment on the sites and commence major construction works on the identified roads. The contractor deployed by the government are: Julius Berger, […]


Omo-Agege condemns attack on Oshiomhole

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege has condemned the attack made on Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Omo-Agege said in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yomi Odunuga, in Abuja on Sunday, that the pepetrators must be fished out. […]


Video: Aisha Buhari confirms authenticity of footage showing her shouting in Aso Rock

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has confirmed the authenticity of the viral video of her shouting in the Presidential Villa. The First Lady while speaking with journalists after her arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja said the video was an old video and that the event happened in the Presidential Villa. She said: “The video was an old video. The event happened. It was me…actually, it happened in the villa.” In the short video clip, Aisha said: “This is the villa. We have over 200 soldiers guarding us, over 200 policemen. Why do you have to lock this door? What for, what for? Enough is enough. Let me know when you are leaving this place, let me know.” Recall […]

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari reveals why she was away from Nigeria

First Lady, Aisha Buhari has disclosed “doctor’s instruction” as the reason behind her long stay away from the country. Mrs Buhari stated this on Sunday during an interview with journalists after after she arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. She added that although she is well now but still need more rest. She said, “I have taken my holiday for this year and it happened that after the holiday, I needed to attend to my health before going to Saudi. “When I went to Saudi, based on doctor’s instruction, I went back to the UK. “I am well now but still, I need more rest.”


Four family members die in Lagos building collapse

A woman, Mrs. Jumiah Utache and her three children lost their lives in a building collapse in Isheri Magodo, Lagos. The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the collapse of the storey building situated at 48 Arisha Water front Otun Araromi Street, Magodo Phase 1. Oke-Osanyintolu told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident occurred on Saturday morning when a building collapsed on another building, killing a family of four. He said “The collapsed building claimed four lives of a family namely: Mrs Jumiah Utache (Wife), Faith Utache, nine-year-old, Domino Utache, two-years old boy and Daniel Utache, a-year-old boy. “The bodies of the deceased are bagged by Tiger team and have been handed over […]

Suleiman Bogoro

TETFUND Boss: Proliferation of varsities in Nigeria is an embarrassment

The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Professor Suleiman Bogoro has described the proliferation of tertiary institutions in the country as an “embarrassment”, reported the Guardian.During an interaction with journalists in Abuja, on Friday, Bogoro stated that government at all levels and individuals should focus on improving the quality of the varsities existing rather allowing room for more. […]