Category: The News Blog

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Bernard DayoJanuary 2, 2019

The Big 5: NLC tells workers to mobilise for prolonged strike over minimum wage; Aisha Buhari leads APC women for 2019 elections | Other top stories

Here are the top stories that have grabbed the headlines and are shaping conversations into the start of 2019. NLC ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 31, 2018

The Late 5: INEC to meet ASUU; Obasanjo asks Igbos to be wary of APC | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove conversation today. The Nigeria Police Force. through its Spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood disclosed that ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 30, 2018

The Late 5: NCAA sanctions 4 operators; JTB says taxpayers has increased from 20 million | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove conversation today. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has sanctioned four operators ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 30, 2018

The Big 5: Jonathan offered me $5m in 2014 – Hamzat; Obasanjo says Igbos should be given a chance at the centre | Other top stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured an interim ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 29, 2018

The Late 5: Lai Mohammed hammers Saraki over alleged statement on Offa robbery; PDP kicks against Operation Python Dance during elections | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: Former President, Alhaji Shehu Usman Shagari was on Saturday laid to ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 29, 2018

Suspected killers of former CDS, Alex Badeh nabbed; Buhari slams wife again over statement on cabal frustating his govt | Other top stories this week

These were the stories that drove the conversation this week: Nigeria’s first Executive President, Alhaji Shehu Usman Shagari, passed on ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 28, 2018

The Late 5: You have to sweat and work for a living, no more handouts – Buhari tells Nigerian youth; Diesel-laden tanker explodes in Oshodi | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday flagged off his re-election campaign in ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 28, 2018

Just In: Nigeria’s first elected President, Shehu Shagari is dead

Nigeria’s first Executive President, Alhaji Shehu Usman Shagari GCFR, has passed on at the age of 93. According to a ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 28, 2018

APC names Tinubu, Dangote, Otedola, others in Buhari’s campaign council

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has released the names of members of its Presidential Campaign Council for the 2019 elections. ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 28, 2018

Entertainment Roundup: Meghan Markle drops hint about baby’s due date | Other stories

Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still buzzing today. ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 28, 2018

The Big 5: 121 policemen dismissed for shunning deployment against Boko Haram; APC chieftain explains why Igbos must vote Buhari in 2019 | Other top stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said Thursday, it has ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 27, 2018

The Late 5: CAN cautions El-Rufai over threat to arrest Pastor Paul Enenche; Buhari must answer to corruption allegation against his family – PDP | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has reacted to threats by ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 27, 2018

Entertainment Roundup: Miley Cyrus confirms marriage to Liam Hemsworth | Other stories

Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still buzzing today. ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 27, 2018

The Big 5: Obasanjo says he is “doubly qualified” to correct Buhari; OAU students cry out over incessant attacks | Other top stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today. Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 26, 2018

The Late 5: You are the problem, not the Nigerian system – Atiku replies Buhari; Fayose alleges plot by FG to impose emergency rule in Zamfara for electoral advantage | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has debunked reports that about 167 ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 26, 2018

Entertainment Roundup: Nicki Minaj cast in Angry Birds movie 2 | Other stories

Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still buzzing today. ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 26, 2018

The Big 5: President Buhari blames the system for slow pace; NANS warns ASUU, FG to end strike or face confrontation | Other top stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today. Nigerian Army, in a statement signed by spokesman, 7 Div. Col. Onyema ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 25, 2018

The Late 5: Edo Governor labels BEDC enemy of progress, wants license revoked; Buhari slams wife again over allegations of cabal frustrating his government | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it spent a total ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 25, 2018

The Big 5: Buhari admits unnecessary deaths in the country; ASUU/FG resume talks | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove conversation today. All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu in his Christmas message ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 24, 2018

The Late 5: Atiku apologises over claims he called widow of slain soldier; Agbaje promises to dismantle Lekki toll gate if elected | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: Seven weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari saddled it with the assignment ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 24, 2018

Entertainment Roundup: Avengers directors having difficulty editing down Endgame from 3 hours; Disney hit by petition to ban ‘Hakuna Matata’ in Lion King | Other top stories

Here’s everything you missed in entertainment over the weekend and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 24, 2018

The Big 5: Osinbajo receives knocks as he says 2023 presidency is for the Southwest; Atiku explains why 2019 budget is “fundamentally flawed” | Other top stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 23, 2018

The Late 5: ASUU threatens to boycott further meetings with FG on strike; Akwa Ibom denies Buhari, APC use of stadium, directs them elsewhere | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it may ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 23, 2018

The Big 5: Re-elect Buhari and 2023 Presidency is all yours – Osinbajo tells Southwest; NLC to hold nationwide protest over minimum wage | Other top stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday assured the South-West that President ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 22, 2018

The Late 5: Amosun dares Oshiomhole; Moghalu explains how he will defeat Buhari in 2019 | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove conversation today. The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, in an ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 21, 2018

The Late 5: FG replies Saraki’s “hopeless 2019 budget” comment; JAMB announces date for sale of forms, says no more cybercafes | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove conversation today. The Information Minister, Lai Mohammed has said the Executive won’t trade words ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 21, 2018

Entertainment Roundup: Jennifer Lopez features daughter in new video; Olamide, Lil Kesh react to backlash from lyrics in ‘Logo Benz’ | Other stories

Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still buzzing today: ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 21, 2018

The Big 5: Minimum wage bill must get to NASS by Dec. 31 – Labour threatens FG; ASUU strike is likely to affect 2019 polls – INEC | Other top stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed worry that the ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 20, 2018

Entertainment Roundup: OAP who sexualised 5-year old girl on TV reacts to backlash; Janet Jackson sued by former tour manager | Other stories

Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still buzzing today: ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 20, 2018

The Big 5: Akpabio ‘hits’ Saraki, Dogara over budget presentation row; Driver confirmed alive as manhunt for killers of ex-Defence chief begins | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Police says the manhunt for the assassins of former Chief of ...

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