Category Archives: Political News

Dino Melaye shares photos from his birthday dinner in Dubai but Nigerians notice something interesting in one of the photos

Dino Melaye turned a year older on Tuesday January 7th and had a birthday dinner at Burj Khalifa in Dubai where he is currently on holiday with his children and father. The former member of the Senate shared photos from the dinner which was attended by ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Internet sensation Hushpuppi, activist Deji Adeyanju and many

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Goodluck Jonathan speaks on contesting in 2023 Presidential election

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, has dispelled report of being under pressure to contest in the 2023 Presidential election.  In a statement released by his spokesperson Ikechukwu Eze, the former President said he is focused on promoting peace and sustainable democracy in Africa. Goodluck Jonathan also expressed surprise that the story which circulated before the 2019 Presidential elections is coming up again in

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Orji Uzor Kalu to spend Christmas in prison as court rejects his bail application

Convicted Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, will be celebrating the yuletide in prison as his bail application was dismissed for lack in merit by a Federal high court sitting in Lagos today Monday December 23rd. Recall that last week, Kalu filed an application for bail from Ikoyi prison where he is serving a 12 year jail term following his conviction

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Gunmen abduct six year old son of a Commissioner in Bayelsa

The six year old son of Nengi Talbot, the Bayelsa state Commissioner for Water Resources, has been kidnapped by four gunmen who stormed his home on Sunday night December 22nd. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Ainim Butswat, said the gunmen stormed Nengi’s home at about 10.30pm and whisked his son, Antonio Talbot, away. Butswat said efforts

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Edo traditional ruler allegedly in coma after being attacked by hoodlums

The Enogie of Ukhiri community in Ikpoba-Okha local government HRH Barr. Godwin Aigbe has allegedly gone into coma after he wasallegedly  attacked by hoodlums. HRH Aigbe is said to be receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital due to security reasons. According to reports, the hoodlums stormed his palace in a suspected reprisal attack and inflicted injuries on him. Eyewitnesses told

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White House reacts to President Trump's impeachment, describes it as 'the most shameful political episode in US history'

The White House has reacted to the impeachment of President Trump by the House of Representatives describing it as ‘the most shameful political episode in US history’. See the full statement below… Today marks the culmination in the House of one of the most shameful political episodes in the history of our Nation. Without a single Republican vote or any

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Nigerian government allegedly freezes Sahara Reporters bank account

The Nigerian government has been accused of allegedly freezing the bank accounts of  Sahara Reporters, a news website owned by rearrested #RevolutionNow convener Omoyele Sowore.  Asides allegedly freezing the bank account without an advance notice in October and significantly hindering their operations, it was further alleged that the website was separately disabled twice due to allegations of copyright infringement, and its staff reported cyberattacks

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Orji Uzor Kalu will receive full salaries, allowances in prison – Senate

The Nigerian senate has disclosed that its Chief Whip and convicted former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu will received his full salaries and allowances in prison until the Supreme Court backs the judgement issued by the Federal High Court days ago.  Nigerian Senate’s spokesperson, Godiya Akwashiki told Premium Times that though the Senator representing Abia North won’t be performing any legislative

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Bayelsa APC deputy governorship candidate, Biobarakuma Degi disqualified

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday November 12, disqualified the All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy Governorship candidate Biobarakuma Degi.  Biobarakuma Degi was disqualified for reportedly submitting a false information to the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) in his CF0001 form ahead of the November 16 Governorship election.  Justice Inyang Ekwo who ruled on the petition brought to the court by the

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APC reacts to petition against Tinubu over bullion vans

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to a petition the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) received over bullion vans linked to former Governor of Lagos and the Party’s chieftain, Bola Tinubu during the 2019 Presidential election.  Recall that the anti-graft agency was petitioned to investigate Tinubu over the source of money allegedly conveyed in bullion vans to his

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Neighbouring countries may retaliate’ Falana advises FG to reopen borders

Falana urged the government to “urgently dialogue with Nigeria’s neighbouring countries to jointly fight the menace of smuggling, which necessitated the border closure by Nigeria.” He also advised the Federal Government to reject International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) endorsement of the border closure. He said the endorsement of the policy by IMF is “a deliberate design to weaken ECOWAS regional integration

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Gunmen abduct High court judge, demand N50m ransom

We just got report that Abdul Dogo, a judge of the Federal High Court Abuja has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. According to reports, Dogo was abducted on his way to Akure from Abuja on Tuesday night. The gunmen have reportedly demanded a ransom worth N50million for his release. “According to a source, he was coming from Abuja when he was waylaid by the

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Photos of Nigerian businesses burnt in fresh xenophobic attack in South Africa

Earlier today, LIB reported that 3 Nigerians were injured in a new wave of xenophobic violence rocking South Africa.  An update on the recent attack which started in the early hours of Tuesday October 22, at different locations of Witbank, Mpumanlaga Province of South Africa revealed that 5 Nigerian-owned business outlets were burnt down by the group made up of community members and taxi

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Nigerian Air Force bombs Boko Haram terrorists during a meeting

On Friday, October 18, some Boko Haram terrorists were killed in a bombardment of their meeting venue by the Air Task Force (ATF) of the operation ‘Lafiya Dole’. The bombardment was in Ngoske at the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said the attack was executed, following successive days of Intelligence, Surveillance and

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Aggressive Clashes Worsen In Barcelona Between Protesters, and Police

A general strike and mass protests brought Catalonia to a halt after Spain’s top court jailed nine separatist leaders at Barcelona’s opera house on Friday where a performance of Turandot was cancelled Accordding to reports from Channels Tv, On the fifth day of a massive mobilisation against Monday’s Supreme Court judgement, the operatic shutdown was a symbol for how the

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Buhari sympathises with Onitsha tanker fire victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a mother and her child as a result of an oil tanker accident in Onitsha, in Anambra State. Reacting to the incident, president Buhari on Wednesday said: “I am profoundly touched by the sight of the charred remains of an innocent mother and her child who are victims of this

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After God is Goodluck Jonathan, Bauchi governor declares

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has praised the qualities of former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan. The state governor who made the comments on Sunday in Abuja during a meeting of the Reconciliation Committee and Campaign Councils for Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections scheduled for November 16, also stated that after God is Jonathan. According to him, the former

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Why I Left Nigeria For Two Months – Aisha Buhari Opens Up

Aisha Buhari, the wife of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has denied any face-off between her and her husband. Naija News reports that the Nigeria’s First Lady denied speculations suggesting that there was a rift between her and President Buhari and suggesting that the rift caused her absence from Nigeria for an unusually extended period. Recall that Aisha has reportedly been

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PHOTOS: Governor Sanwo-Olu Apprehends Traffic Defaulters

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday apprehended some traffic defaulters. Sanwo-Olu in his statement stressed that there is no excuse for road users to break traffic rules. The Governor said, “There’s no excuse for road users to break traffic rules by taking one-way and going against traffic. Today was an unlucky day for perpetrators of this selfish

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‘Don’t Tempt Me’ Into Entering The 2020 Presidential Race – Hillary Clinton Fires Back At Trump

Hillary Clinton has fired back at President Donald Trump after he taunted her about entering the 2020 presidential election. “Don’t tempt me, Don’t tempt me. Do your job,” Clinton said in response to an earlier tweet from Trump that said, “I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth

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EFCC Recovers Bags Of Money From INEC Office In Zamfara

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday took away four ‘Ghana-must-go’ bags containing money from the Zamfara office of INEC. The operatives were at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Gusau in continuation of its investigation over alleged non-payment of adhoc staff who conducted the 2019 general election. The EFCC operatives reportedly arrived at

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President Buhari allegedly getting married to Sadia Umar Farouq – Nigerians react

Sources in Aso Rock disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is getting married to Sadia Umar Farouq in a marriage to be held privately on Friday. Nigerians have now taken to their social media pages to react to the information of President Muhammadu Buhari getting married to Sadia Umar Farouq who’s the current Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management. See reactions

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Nigerian Court Orders Invictus Obi’s N280m Forfeited

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the forfeiture of N280,555,010.65 to the Federal Government of Nigeria, belonging to the companies: Invictus Oil and Gas Limited and Invictus Investment Limited. The sum is in the bank accounts of the companies believed to belong to the indicted 31-year old Nigerian, Invictus Obi (real name: Obinwanne George Okeke) who is currently

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CLASSIFIED: Borno recruits 1,000 Hunters with “special abilities to disappear” to fight Boko Haram ⋆

The Executive Governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum has begun to wage spiritual warfare against Boko Haram insurgents, by hiring 1,000 traditional hunters who are skilled in the art of diabolism. These traditionalists were recruited from the North-East and North-West zones of the country These skilled Hunters can be likened to the Japanese Ninjas, who possess supernatural powers such as

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