Category: The News Blog

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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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Bernard DayoJune 7, 2019

In a brilliant tweet summary, Oby Ezekwesili says the government wants AIT to be like NTA

We are still reeling from the shock of the NBC shutting down AIT and Raypower yesterday, private media outfits owned ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 7, 2019

Full details of AIT/Raypower’s alleged ‘sins’ against the NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Thursday announced the indefinite suspension of the broadcast licence of DAAR Communications PLC, parent ...

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Bernard DayoJune 7, 2019

The Big 5: Kano govt queries Emir Sanusi for allegedly misappropriating N3.4 billion; You can’t cage the media – PDP hits FG over action against AIT | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Kano govt queries Emir Sanusi for allegedly misappropriating N3.4 billion ...

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Bernard DayoJune 6, 2019

The Late 5: Goje pulls out of senate presidency race after meeting Buhari; Lawmakers say farewell to Saraki as 8th National Assembly holds valedictory session | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation: Goje pulls out of senate presidency race after meeting Buhari Danjuma Goje, senator ...

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Bernard DayoJune 6, 2019

African Union suspends Sudan over violence against protesters

According to Al Jazeera, the African Union (AU) has suspended Sudan’s membership days after the military launched a brutal crackdown on protesters that ...

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Bernard DayoJune 6, 2019

The Big 5: Ihedioha has no programme, only want to squander N42.5bn I left behind – Okorocha; We’ve not endorsed any speakership candidate – PDP caucus | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: We’ve not endorsed any speakership candidate – PDP caucus  The ...

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Bernard DayoJune 5, 2019

The Late 5: Gbajabiamila not convicted of any crime – Jibrin; Dokpesi to lead one-man protest to National Assembly Thursday | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: JAMB yet to fix cut-off mark – spokesperson The Joint Admissions and ...

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Bernard DayoJune 5, 2019

The Big 5: FCT residents didn’t vote for me but I’ll secure them – Buhari; Fresh trouble for Gbaja as court summons him on eve of speakership contest | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: FG lauds emergence of Muhammad-Bande as UNGA president The Ministry ...

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Bernard DayoJune 4, 2019

The Late 5: UK seizes fresh £211m Abacha loot; Nigeria’s Muhammad-Bande emerges UNGA president | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Another £211m Abacha loot seized from bank account in Channel Island  A ...

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Bernard DayoJune 4, 2019

The Big 5: Buhari has not approved state police – Presidency; Ihedioha gives Okorocha 24 hours to handover | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Buhari has not approved state police – Presidency President Muhammadu ...

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Bernard DayoJune 3, 2019

The Late 5: Buhari approves establishment of state, LG police; Sanwo-Olu signs 2019 Lagos budget of N873bn | Other stories 

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Court adjourns suit seeking disqualification of Gbajabiamila The Federal High Court in ...

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Bernard DayoJune 3, 2019

The Big 5: Don’t attack Buhari, obey constituted authorities and shun violence, Kumuyi tells Christians; US demands social media handles from visa applicants | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Don’t attack Buhari, obey constituted authorities and shun violence, Kumuyi ...

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Bernard DayoJune 2, 2019

Green Worship raises N4m for five charity organisations in Nigeria

Green Worship, the Live Recording Worship Concert convened by Wale Adenuga to benefit charities has raised N4 million for five ...

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Bernard DayoJune 1, 2019

Court grants Naira Marley N2m bail; Oshiomhole ordered away for breaching protocol at presidential inauguration and other stories that made the headlines this week

Here are the stories that drove conversation this week: SEC bars Oando’s Wale Tinubu, five others from public companies The ...

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Bernard DayoMay 31, 2019

The Late 5: SEC bars Oando’s Wale Tinubu, five others from public companies; Sanwo-Olu appoints Ayinde as Chief of Staff | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Court dismisses suit against acting CJN  The FCT High Court, on Friday ...

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