Category: The News Blog

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 22, 2018

The Late 5: Suspended NHIS boss, Yusuf resumes amid protest; Fayose remanded in EFCC custody | More stories

These are the stories that drove conversation today. The suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 22, 2018

Just In: Court refuses Fayose bail, insists he stays in custody

Former governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose failed in his bid to be granted bail by the Federal High Court in ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 22, 2018

Like Adeosun, Saraki’s protégé, Atunwa skips NYSC, forges certificate

Just like we had in the case of former Minister Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who was reported by Premium Times to ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 22, 2018

The Big 5: Labour to embark on nationwide strike November 6; Amid fear of being ousted as chairman, Oshiomhole speaks | More stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: Organised labour has scheduled Tuesday, October 30, for a nationwide mass ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 22, 2018

“I am coming back to Biafra” “I will bring hell with me” | Here’s what Nnamdi Kanu said on his ‘return’

Following his first public appearance in Jerusalem on Friday since September 14, 2017, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 21, 2018

The Late 5: El-Rufai imposes 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis; Atiku will give SGF slot to South West – Gbenga Daniel | More stories

These are the stories that drove conversation today. Following security breaches in some part of Kaduna, a statement has been ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 21, 2018

The Big 5: Nigerian Army warms up for another Python Dance; APC reacts to Shehu Sani’s exit from ruling party | More stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: There are indications that the Nigerian Army would carry out another ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 20, 2018

The Late 5: After long-drawn battle with El-rufai, Shehu Sani quits APC; Lawyer confirms Nnamdi Kanu is alive, to address world press conference Sunday | More stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: Following controversies that trailed the primaries of the All Progressives Congress ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 20, 2018

UPDATED: Shehu Sani dumps the APC

Following a long drawn battle with Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai and the controversies that trailed the primaries of the All Progressives Congress ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 20, 2018

Forgetting his vice, President Buhari cautions religious leaders, Nnamdi Kanu resurfaces in Jerusalem | Other top stories of the week

These are the stories that drove conversation this week. The Kano government discredited a video portraying Governor Abdullahi Ganduje personally ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 19, 2018

The Late 5: Viral video shows IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu in Jerusalem, PDP submits Saraki’s name as Senatorial Candidate for Kwara Central | More stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: Leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, who ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 19, 2018

Dasuki laundered the N2.1bn not me, Dokpesi tells court

Raymond Dokpesi and his Daar Investment and Holdings Company Limited (the parent company of AIT and Raypower FM) told the ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 18, 2018

The Late 5: Buhari meets Security Chiefs behind closed doors; Labour dares FG on #NoWorkNoPay decision, says workers are not slaves | More stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with security ...

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EditorOctober 18, 2018

Dotts Media House emerges winner of Africa’s most outstanding quality digital marketing Company of The Year 2018

DottsMediaHouse (est, 2014), a leading digital marketing agency based in Lagos Nigeria, has been announced as the 2018 winner of ...

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EditorOctober 18, 2018

Oby Ezekwesili’s presidential bid is a game changer – Oluremi Sonaiya

Former KOWA Party (KP) Presidential candidate, Oluremi Sonaiya has thrown her support behind the #Hope2019 campaign of Obiageli ‘Oby’  Ezekwesili. According ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 18, 2018

The Big 5: Akpabio dares Saraki, says Senate Leadership must change; Court bars APC from submitting list of candidates in Delta | More stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring: Former Minority Leader and Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West, Godswill Akpabio ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 17, 2018

The Late 5: Voting Buhari, shortest route to Igbo Presidency – Igbo APC Leaders; Atiku pledges 40% youth and women representation in cabinet | More stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 17, 2018

Former Minister, Alhassan allegedly storms APC Secretariat, retrieve items she donated to the party

Immediate past Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, on Wednesday, retrieved items she donated to the secretariat of  the Taraba chapter ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 17, 2018

Senate directs CBN to suspend ATM card maintenance charges

The Nigerian Senate has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to direct commercial banks to increase the maximum amount ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 17, 2018

Having only resumed last week, this is how Nigerian senators decided to spend today

After all the political rumblings that took place the past few weeks, the Nigerian Senate, who after postponing their resumption ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 17, 2018

The Big 5: Senate to probe NNPC $3.5b Subsidy Recovery Fund; We have nothing against Obi’s competence as VP candidate – Gov Umahi | More stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: The Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the recently ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 16, 2018

Just In: Buhari speaks to Mohammed Liman, father of slain health worker

President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken to Mohammed Liman, father of Hauwa, the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) midwife killed ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 16, 2018

The Late 5: As Fayemi takes charge at Ekiti, Fayose keeps date with the EFCC; Parents of slain health worker say they believe Hauwa is still alive | More stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: Former Minister of Mines and Steel, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was Tuesday ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 16, 2018

Just In: Fayose arrives EFCC office in company of Governor Wike (PHOTOS)

Immediate past Governor of Ekiti, Peter Ayodele Fayose, minutes ago arrived at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 16, 2018

The Big 5: FG reacts to execution of aid worker; As Fayose bows out, PDP cautions EFCC against detaining him indefinitely | More stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: Following the execution of a second aid worker with the International Committee ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 15, 2018

Boko Haram executes second aid worker, promises to keep Leah Sharibu as slave for life

A 25-year-old midwife and aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Hauwa Leman, kidnapped sometime in March ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 15, 2018

While we call for police reforms, yet another citizen has been killed in Abuja #JusticeForAnita

When Vice President Yemi Osinbajo called for the sack and arrest of former DSS DG, Lawal Daura, Nigerians celebrated, considering ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 15, 2018

The Big 5: Kano Government discredits video evidence of Governor collecting bribe; Presidency denies releasing names of Nigerians placed on travel ban | More stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: The Presidency has denied releasing the names of 50 persons placed ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 14, 2018

The Late 5: Buhari repeating ‘evil Decree 2’ – Atiku; party faithful, friends and political appointees shun Fayose’s farewell dinner | More stories

These are the stories that drove conversation today. Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar Sunday, condemned the travel restriction of 50 high-profile ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 14, 2018

Abba Moro, Alao-Akala, Dokpesi, Gbenga Daniel, Olisa Metuh, others on FG’s ban list

It was reported on Saturday, October 13, that 50 Nigerians had been barred from leaving the country as they were ...

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