Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Igbos have produced more US dollar multimillionaires – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri via his Instagram page, extolled the Igbo race. In his post, Reno said the Igbos are an enterprising ethnic Nationality Africans should study. He wrote

Just In: Presidency to verify Gov. Makinde’s source of wealth

An anti-corruption agency under the Presidency, Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), has said it will verify the N48 billion worth of assets declared by the newly inaugurated Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo...

This is not the time to play deaf – Soyinka warns Buhari over Obasanjo’s...

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has told President Muhammadu Buhari, that he cannot ignore the four-page open letter addressed to him, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday. Obasanjo,...

Presidential Tribunal: Buhari plays video on INEC Chairman’s claim on server in court

Professor Yakubu Mahmood, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has explained why the results of last general elections could not be transmitted electronically. This is contrary to...

BREAKING: Obasanjo raises alarm in another open letter to Buhari [Full text]

Former President, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday wrote another open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. He lamented the state of the nation, while calling for urgent actions to tackle...

BREAKING: Samson Siasia’s mother kidnapped in Bayelsa

Mrs. Ogere Siasia, the mother of former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, has been abducted by gunmen in Bayelsa State, Newzandar reports. This is the second time she will...

Nigeria vs Algeria: Nigerian man destroys his TV after Nigeria lost to Algeria

A Nigerian man destroyed his TV set last night after Nigeria crashed out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Super Eagles were defeated by Algeria's Desert Foxes 2-1 at the semi-final...

Nigeria’s cup is full – Pastor Tunde Bakare reacts to Fasoranti daughter’s murder

The General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly in Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said “Nigeria’s cup is full”, Newzandar reports. Bakare stated this while delivering his sermon on...

Niger President replaces Buhari as ECOWAS Chairman

ECOWAS Heads of State and Government have elected President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger as the chair of ECOWAS for a one-year term. Mahamadou was elected at the 55th Ordinary...

Herdsmen attacks: Why we want to set up vigilantes across Nigeria – Miyetti Allah

The Fulani socio-cultural organization, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has provided reasons for its plan to establish vigilance groups in the Southeast and other regions of the country.

BREAKING: HDP vs Buhari: Tribunal rules in suit against President

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has dismissed the application seeking the withdrawal of Hope Democratic Party, HDP, from the petition challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. Justice Mohammed Garba, while...

N2.5bn DSO Project: Lai Mohammed fails to appear in court

Former Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, failed to appear before Justice Folashade Giwa of the Federal High Court Abuja, to explain his role in the alleged approval of N2.5billion...

What I actually said about kidnapping, insecurity – Osinbajo clarifies

Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the Federal Government was working closely with the State Governments in its efforts to rid the country of kidnappings. Osinbajo, while...

‘Osinbajo liar from hell’ – Fani-Kayode, Shehu Sani reacts as VP says kidnapping exaggerated...

Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has condemned remark credited to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo that kidnapping in Nigeria was exaggerated. He described the remark by the Vice President as...

Ex-governor Amosun breaks silence on importing 1,000 AK47 rifles, two million bullets

A former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has denied illegally importing massive cache of AK47 assault rifles and ammunition into the country and handing them over to the police towards...

Buhari appoints Acting Chairman of NNPC board

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday appointed as Acting Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. This was disclosed in a press statement by NNPC on Tuesday through its...

Afenifere makes demands to Buhari

The pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to recruit more policemen from the 774 Local Government Areas in order to improve security. A delegation of...

Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Wednesday morning

Good morning! Newzandar has gathered today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed Dr. Thomas M. A. John as Acting Chairman of the Nigerian National...

EFCC vs Okorocha: What happened in court on Tuesday

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja has deferred hearing of the case filed by former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, to challenge probe for alleged corruption by...

You’re a pastor, stop lying; Nigeria not safe -Afenifere tackles Osinbajo

The Pan Yoruba Socio-political group, Afenifere, has carpeted Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, over his claim that the ongoing insecurity in the country particularly kidnapping and banditry were being exaggerated by Nigerians.

Nigeria election: 60 presidential candidates state position on ‘INEC server’ controversy

Presidential candidates from 60 political parties under the aegis Joint Forum of Presidential candidates, on Tuesday, faulted the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, that...

Presidential election: Tribunal didn’t dismiss application to check INEC server – Atiku attacks Buhari

The 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday said the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal did not reject his request to check the purported central server of...

What Nigerians should expect from me in next four years – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration’s goal of building an inclusive, secured and prosperous Nigeria is achievable in the next four years. Speaking when he received a...

Adamawa Assembly passes bill for appointment of LGA chairmen, others

The Adamawa State House of Assembly has passed a bill for a law to amend the Adamawa State Local Government Administration Law to provide for the appointment of transition committees for all...

Goodluck Jonathan fires back at Osinbajo

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has attacked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo over some of the issues he (Osinbajo) raised during his visit to the United States of America. Speaking in New...

Woman who posed as Sanwo-Olu’s aide to get visas arrested in Lagos

A woman has been arrested for posing as a staff Lagos State Governor’s Office at Italian Embassy in a bid to secure visas for some persons. She was arrested...

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Tuesday morning

Good morning! Newzandar has gathered today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers 1. The Federal Government, on Monday inaugurated the Board of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The...

FG inaugurates SEC Board [Full List of Members]

The Federal Government on Monday inaugurated the Board of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Buhari had in 2015 dismissed Peter Obi as Chairman of SEC after his appointment...

12 states govt under fire over 2019 budget

A civil society organisation, BudgIT has named 12 states in the country that have allegedly refused to publish their budgets. BudgIT said the state governments have proven that returns...

BREAKING: PDP vs APC : Tribunal rules on Atiku, PDP’s application to inspect INEC...

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday dismissed the application filed by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, seeking to inspect INEC server allegedly used in collating results for the...

Oshiomhole speaks on ‘becoming new godfather’ of Edo politics

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole has denied accusations of perpetuating himself as the new godfather of Edo politics. Oshiomhole made the denial on Sunday...

Ohanaeze youth demand immediate sack of Fulani gatemen in Igboland

Following the plan of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, to establish vigilante group in the Southeast region, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council worldwide on Sunday demanded an immediate sack...

Pastor Giwa warns Buhari over new cabinet

Senior Pastor of the Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Gospel Church, Pastor Adewale Giwa has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to waste time in constituting his cabinet.

MASSOB warns cattle breeders to stay action on plans to establish vigilante group in...

The leadership of the Movement For The Actualization Of Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) at the weekend issued a stern warning to Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to...

Senate leadership: Real reason I stepped down for Lawan – Kalu

The Senator representing Abia North Senator, Orji Uzor Kalu, has disclosed that he stepped down for Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, at the last minute out of respect for the party’s zoning arrangement.

BREAKING: Osinbajo departs Nigeria for US

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be visiting the United States where he will be meeting with his US counterpart, Mr. Mike Pence, and other key groups and interests in the country.

Osinbajo reveals plan to decongest Apapa gridlock

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday said the Federal Government was committed to building more ports across the country to decongest the gridlock in and out of the Apapa ports.

42 killed as terrorists suffer major loss in MNJTF operation

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has killed 42 members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) during a clearance operation on the Lake Chad Island on Friday, while several others...

Abiola: Sule Lamido finally makes revelations on June 12 annulment

A former Foreign Affairs minister and ex-governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has opened up on issues that resulted to the annulment of the June 12 1993 presidential election.

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Good morning! Newzandar has gathered today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers 1. The National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has urged Gov. Bala Muhammed of Bauchi State to submit...

Ex-President Jonathan, not Dasuki gave me N400m – Metuh tells court

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, Thursday told the Federal High Court in Abuja that the N400m alleged money laundering was paid to him by...

Why I’ll no longer appoint older people into my cabinet – Governor Ayade

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has said that he will no longer appoint people older than him into serious positions of responsibility in his government. Ayade clocked...

Details of Buhari’s meeting with 36 governors

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged state governors to pay more attention to the areas of security, health, education and agriculture so as to address the menace of poverty in the society.

President Buhari issues fresh order to Nigerian Governors

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, in Abuja urged State Governors to “enforce very vigorously” free and compulsory basic education for every child of primary and junior secondary school age. This...

Buhari’s minister, Adewole breaks silence on son’s kidnap

Prof. Isaac Adewole, former Minister of Health, has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his support during the time his son, Dayo Adewole, was kidnapped. Adewole said this in a...

Buhari makes first appointment

Three weeks after assuming office for a second term, President Buhari has made his first appointment by renewing the tenure of the Accountant General of the Federation, AGF, Ahmed Idris.   This was...

Police react to UK warning of terror attacks in Nigeria

The Nigeria Police, Wednesday night, declared that the country was safe. This followed the warning by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to its citizens in Nigeria.

Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Thursday morning

Good morning! Newzandar has gathered today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken on the absence of former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the June 12 Democracy Day...

Senate President, Lawan re-appoints Saraki’s media aide [See other appointees]

The Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has re-appointed Mr. Olu Onemola as a Special Assistant on New Media. Mr. Onemola occupied the same office in the immediate past 8th...

9th NASS: Lawan reveals intention for National Assembly

Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has stated that his leadership as Nigeria’s ninth Senate President was not for personal reasons. Speaking at a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday,...