Politics

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has written to the House of Representatives to seek approval for the Federal Government to reimburse five states for constructing roads on its behalf. The Speaker, FEMI GBAJABIAMILA read the presidential request at the opening of plenary today. In the letter read by GBAJABIAMILA, BUHARI sought approval of the reimbursement of 148 […]

Ahead of the planned strike by labour, the Federal Government will today meet with the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress to avert the industrial action billed to commence from Monday. The government said the dialogue which was earlier scheduled for tomorrow will now hold at the Presidential Villa Banquet Hall by 7pm. […]

Somali and Kenyan troops engaged in a minutes-long firefight on Saturday at the two countries’ shared border, local officials and witnesses said after the Kenyan side fired shots to deter Somali demonstrators from approaching. The incident took place at the frontier between the Somali town Bulo Hawo and Kenya’s Mandera, close to where the border […]

The National Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Ondo State governorship poll, on Saturday, warned the Independent National Electoral Commission not to compromise the October 10 election in the state. It claimed that “there is no way Governor Rotimi Akeredolu can win in a free, fair and credible election”. The council also […]

The Federal Government on Wednesday approved a $1,959,744,723.71 contract for a rail line that would link Nigeria to Niger Republic. The approval was given at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, told State House correspondents at the end […]

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, has given reasons for not picking Agboola Ajayi, the Ondo State Deputy Governor as his running mate. Agbola had defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress in a bid to secure a governorship […]

The President of Ghana and Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority, Nana Akufo-Addo, has described the activities of Al-Qaeda and the Boko Haram sect in the Lake Chad basin as worrying. He said the insurgents were exploiting the unacceptable levels of poverty in West Africa in the recruitment and indoctrination of the youths in the region. […]

Negotiations on the N30,000 minimum wage, which were suspended in some states in the wake of COVID-19  outbreak in March, would resume this week. As reported by The PUNCH yesterday, workers in no fewer than eight states had yet to be paid the minimum wage nine months after the deadline the Nigeria Labour Congress gave […]

The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Mai Mala Buni, on Monday, led the chairman of the party’s governorship election campaign for Edo State, Abdullahi Ganduje, to a meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting, said to be a private one, was held […]

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Sunday, congratulated Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his victory at the state governorship election held today. Obaseki, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu of Buhari’s All Progressives Congress at the poll. The President, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant […]


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