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Abike Dabiri clears Air on MLK Family Visit, Award

Senior Special Assistant to the President on  Foreign Affairs, Hon. Abike Dabiri has debunked reports especially in the social media that the visit by the Martin Luther King Family cost the government $3.5m and the  award presented to him fake. She also commented on the disclaimer by the Martin Luther King Centre. The statement signed by her Media aide, Abdulrahman ... Read More »

Naomi Campbell Lied, Buhari never invited her to Lagos- Presidency

Super Model, Naomi Campbell lied in a tweet where she wrote that she was invited by President Muhammadu Buhari to join him as he visited Eko Atlantic City. In tweet that has now caused a fire stom  Campbell said that it was her pleasure to have been invited by the President.But the president has stated that it was a lie.That ... Read More »

Just in: APC Kogi House of Reps Member is Dead

Hon Buba Umar Jibril, Member House of Reps representing Lokoja/ Koto Federal Constituency and Deputy Majority Leader is dead . He was former, speaker Kogi House of Assembly and 3-Term member, House of Reps. He died this morning after a brief illness. His death comes weeks after the death of Senator Wakili from Bauchi State. Read More »

Police Declares Dino Melaye Wanted, report him to INTERPOL

The police has declared the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, wanted. Melaye was declared wanted along with Mohammed Audu, son of former Governor Abubakar Audu of Kogi State. Both men have been placed on Interpol watch list according to a statement signed by Kogi police commissioner, Ali Janga. Melaye and Audu are accused of providing false information ... Read More »

27 year-old Activist Joins Nigerian Presidential Race

With the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ Bill still pending approval by President Muhammadu Buhari, youths in Nigeria have began to position themselves for political leadership and active participation in the upcoming elections in 2019 and beyond, especially with the registration of the new Modern Democratic Party (www.MDP.org.ng). The new party, led by 27-year old activist and entrepreneur, Prince Bukunyi ... Read More »

Photo: Martin Luther King Jnr’s Family honours Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday at the State House received Martin Luther King Jnr’s family. He was also conferred with the 1st Black History Month National Black Excellence and Exceptional African Leadership Award 2018. Read More »

Lai Mohammed to PDP “After Apology, Return looted funds”

che Sceondus, national chairman of the opposition party, had asked Nigerians to give the PDP another chance. Secondus said the party regretted its past and has asked Nigerians for forgiveness But in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the minister challenged the party to show the genuineness of its apology through a discernible change of attitude. “The PDP presided ... Read More »

Gates insists Buhari’s Govt Missing the Point with its Economic Plan

THE Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, again on Monday criticized the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. Gates, in an interview with the CNN, said that the Federal Government’s investment in education and health was not good enough. “While it may be easier to be polite, it’s more important to face facts so that you can ... Read More »

Buhari slams Oyegun’s NEC” You have flouted the constitution”

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the party Chairman, Chief Odigie-Oyegun and his executive members to resign, calling their tenure extension illegal. Speaking at the Nationa Executive Committee Meeting today, the President has asked the men involved to do the right thing. Full text I am delighted to once again welcome you to this National Executive Committee Meeting of our ... Read More »

MMM Founder, Sergey Mavrodi dies after battling heart attack

Founder of MMM, a Russian company, Sergey Mavrodi that perpetrated one of the world’s largest Ponzi schemes of all time, is dead. According to a report by Moskovsky Komsomolets, the founder of the MMM series of financial pyramid schemes, Mavrodi, died in Moscow at the age of 62. Mavrodi was taken to a city hospital from a bus stop overnight on Monday, ... Read More »