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President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken on the need for Nigerians to take part in the national youth service, NYSC, but continued to maintain silence over the revelation that his minister skipped the mandatory programme and obtained a fake exemption certificate. A PREMIUM TIMES investigation showed that finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, failed to serve despite graduating

Emmanuel to Akpabio: I’ll expose facts about your administration if you dare me

Akwa Ibom State Governor Mr Udom Emmanuel has drawn a battle line with his predecessor, Senator Godswill Akpabio. Emmanuel at a grand endorsement rally Monday by the people of Eket Senatorial district held at the Onna Township Stadium said he would expose facts and figures about Akpabio’s administration if he was challenged. The governor said

Saraki blames Presidency’s ‘lack of foresight’ for 2019 election budget delay

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said the late submission of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s 2019 election budget by the presidency was due to a lack of foresight. He said this while reacting to allegations by Buhari’s Media Organisation (BMO) that the senate president was slowing down the approval of the budget request

Stop threatening Nigerians with jail, Frank tells Buhari, alleges plan to arrest Obasanjo, Saraki, Atiku, others

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari over a reported statement credited to him that he will jail some Nigerians now that he is back from leave. Frank, who considered the statement as a threat to Nigetians, called on the President to look

Buhari returns from London vacation

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned from his vacation in London, UK.  Buhari on Saturday arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja after his 10 working days holiday. The president left Nigeria on August 3, after transmitting a letter of notification to the leadership of the national assembly. He handed over power to Vice-President

Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, is dead

Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, is dead. The Nobel peace laureate died on Saturday after a short illness, his family said in a statement. “It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace

UN official speaks on report Nigeria paid ransom to free Dapchi girls

A United Nations (UN) official on Friday spoke on a report submitted to the UN Security Council that showed Nigeria paid ransom to free scores of schoolgirls kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe State, The UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, said the report was by an “independent committee” and he has no “concrete evidence at this time to

DSS appoints new Public Relations Officer

The Department of State Services (DSS) has appointment Mr P.N. Afunanya as its new Spokesman/Public Relations Officer. A statement by the service said that Afunanya holds a Bachelors and Masters degrees in English Language from the Abia State University and University of Uyo. The service said that Afunanya also holds a Masters degree in Peace