Category: The News Blog

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Bernard DayoJune 18, 2019

The Late 5: No gorilla in Kano zoo – Ganduje; Lawan appoints Chief of Staff, media aide | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: No gorilla in Kano zoo – Ganduje Kano governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has ...

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Bernard DayoJune 18, 2019

The Big 5: France snatch victory against Super Falcons to reach last 16; INEC must produce server used for 2019 polls – Peter Obi | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: France snatch victory against the Super Falcons to reach last ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 17, 2019

Ex-Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi dies after collapsing in court

Former Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi has died after appearing in court in Cairo, according to state media. According to a state ...

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Bernard DayoJune 17, 2019

The Late 5: Suicide bombers kill 30, injure 42, others in Borno; Court rejects EFCC’s documents against Babachir Lawal | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Suicide bombers kill 30, injure 42, others in Borno The Borno State ...

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Bernard DayoJune 17, 2019

The Big 5: I have no plans to protest over INEC server – Atiku; APC, PDP culpable in Nigeria’s 2019 election violence – EU | Other top stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: APC, PDP culpable in Nigeria’s 2019 election violence – EU Nigeria’s leading ...

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Bernard DayoJune 15, 2019

32-yr-old Adebo Ogundoyin emerges as speaker of Oyo Assembly, Peruzzi assaults Twitter influencer Pamilerin, Botswana decriminalises homosexuality – Here’s everything that went down this week

This week was a rollercoaster of buzzy stories, from politics to pop culture and while we routinely reported each of ...

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Bernard DayoJune 14, 2019

The Late 5: No more ‘wife of the president,’ I am now First Lady – Aisha Buhari; Sanwo-Olu increases LASTMA officers’ allowance | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: No more ‘wife of the president,’ I am now First Lady – ...

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Bernard DayoJune 14, 2019

Caster Semanya has been barred from running in the 800m race in Morocco

Despite Switzerland’s highest court rejecting an IAAF request for eligibility regulations to be reimposed on Olympic champion and intersex athlete ...

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Bernard DayoJune 14, 2019

The Big 5: We have evidence against Sanusi – Kano anti-graft agency; I’m happy UN appreciates my fight against corruption, poverty – Buhari | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: I’m happy UN appreciates my fight against corruption, poverty – ...

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Bernard DayoJune 13, 2019

The Late 5: Atiku, PDP asking us for server that we don’t have – INEC tells Tribunal; Okorocha sworn in as senator | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: APC asks court to strike out Atiku’s suit on account of non-citizenship ...

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Bernard DayoJune 13, 2019

The Big 5: Buhari, Tinubu will soon taste El-Rufai’s venom – Shehu Sani; I see Buhari’s govt as pro-military than pro-democracy – Dele Momodu | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Suspected herdsmen attacked travellers in Osun, kill LG worker Gunmen ...

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Bernard DayoJune 12, 2019

The Late 5: Buhari felicitates with Super Falcons on victory over South Korea; Air Force helicopter crash-lands in Katsina | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: We must banish poverty from Nigeria – Tinubu The national leader of ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 12, 2019

‘We’ll crack down on those who incite people to unrest’ | 8 takeaways from Buhari’s Democracy Day address

Following the change in date of Nigeria’s Democracy Day by the Federal Government from May 29 to June 12, a ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 12, 2019

‘We can succeed in a democratic setting’ | Full text of President Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech

Following the change in date of Nigeria’s Democracy Day by the Federal Government from May 29 to June 12, a ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 12, 2019

BREAKING: Buhari proposes renaming of Abuja National Stadium after M.K.O. Abiola

President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed a renaming of the Abuja National Stadium after the acclaimed winner of the June 12, ...

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Bernard DayoJune 12, 2019

The Big 5: Buhari’s govt driving Nigeria towards disaster, instability – Obasanjo; Atiku, PDP seeks permission to inspect INEC’s server | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Buhari’s govt driving Nigeria towards disaster, instability – Obasanjo  In ...

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Bernard DayoJune 11, 2019

The Late 5: I didn’t contest to win – Ekweremadu; Erastus Akingbola’s money laundering trial resumes June 13 | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: JAMB approves cut-off marks for 2019/2020 admission  The Joint Admissions and Matriculation ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 11, 2019

BREAKING: Ahmed Idris Wase emerges as Deputy Speaker of House of Reps unopposed

Honorable Ahmed Idris Wase, representing Wase Federal Constituency, Plateau has emerged as Deputy Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives. ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 11, 2019

BREAKING: Gbajabiamila is 9th House of Reps Speaker, defeats Bago by wide margin

The lawmaker representing Surulere Federal Constituency 1 of Lagos in the National Assembly, Femi Gbajabiamila has been elected as the Speaker ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 11, 2019

Award-winning artiste, Omawumi releases official music video for ‘Without You’ [WATCH]

Following the excitement and positive reviews of her enthralling lead single, ‘Without You,’ Omawumi has finally released amazing visuals for ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 11, 2019

BREAKING: Ovie Omo-Agege is new Deputy Senate President

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central at the National Assembly has won election into the seat of the Deputy Senate President. The ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 11, 2019

BREAKING: Ahmed Lawan scales PDP ambush, elected President of 9th Senate

Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan representing Yobe North Senatorial District has been elected President of the 9th Senate. Lawan, a member of ...

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Bernard DayoJune 11, 2019

The Big 5: Buhari signs June 12 Democracy Day Bill into law; Tribunal dismisses petition against Buhari, APC | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Tribunal dismisses petition against Buhari, APC The Presidential Election Petition ...

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Bernard DayoJune 10, 2019

The Late 5: Justice Garba replaces Bulkachuwa on presidential election petition tribunal; JAMB releases 15, 490 UTME results | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Justice Garba replaces Bulkachuwa on presidential election petition tribunal The Presidential Election ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 10, 2019

Plateau Assembly elects UNIJOS final year student as Speaker

A 500-level Law student at the University of Jos and member representing Jos East constituency, Abok Ayuba Izam, has emerged ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 10, 2019

Here’s what you didn’t know about newly-elected 32-year-old Speaker of Oyo Assembly

Oyo, the pace setter state is agog following the election of 32-year-old Hon. Adebo Edward Ogundoyin of the People’s Democratic Party ...

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Bernard DayoJune 10, 2019

The Big 5: Scores killed as bandits attack five Sokoto villages; Buhari accepts Onnoghen’s resignation, wants five new Supreme Court judges appointed | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Buhari accepts Onnoghen’s resignation, wants five new Supreme Court judges ...

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Bernard DayoJune 8, 2019

Fresh Abacha loot uncovered in Channel Island, AIT/Raypower shut down by NBC, #BBNaija premieres June 30 – Here’s everything that went down this week

This week was a rollercoaster of buzzy stories, from politics to pop culture and while we routinely reported each of ...

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Op-Ed EditorJune 7, 2019

The Late 5: Court rebukes INEC, orders Okorocha be given certificate; Governors yet to take a position on state police – Fayemi | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Court rebukes INEC, orders Okorocha be given certificate  An Abuja Division of ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 7, 2019

Just In: Abuja Court grants AIT/Raypower relief in suit challenging NBC’s suspension order

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted an order ex-parte for the maintenance of status quo pending the ...

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