National News

Trump finally imposes immigrant visa ban on Nigeria, clamps down ‘birth tourism’

President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has ultimately imposed an immigrant visa ban on Nigeria and six other countries, earlier confirming media reports on the policy. The Immigrant visas are issued to those who want to relocate to the US which also leads to the issuance of permanent residency. Other countries axed Read more

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Football icon Cristiano Ronaldo becomes highest followed celebrity on Instagram

Football icon and Portuguese international, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, has become the highest followed celebrity on Instagram. The 34-year-old soccer player took to his Instagram handle on Thursday, @Christiano, to share a post alongside a short video. He captioned. “Wow 200 million!!! Thank you to each and every one of you for sharing this Read more

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Buhari meets service chiefs in Abuja after senators demanded their removal

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with the service chiefs in Abuja barely 24 hours after senators demanded their removal. The service chiefs present at the meeting are Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff; Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff; Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff; and Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, chief of naval staff. Others present Read more

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National News

How Abaribe’s call for Buhari’s resignation triggered uproar in Senate

There was uproar in the Senate on Wednesday when the Minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, made a call that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration should quit following alleged inability of the federal government to provide a solution to protracted insecurity in Nigeria. This came during the over five hour-marathon debate on the rising insecurity in the Read more

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Insecurity: Sack service chiefs now, Reps urge Buhari

The Federal House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the nation’s current Service Chiefs following the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance moved by Abubakar Fulata. Fulata, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said that irrespective of their tenure, the service chiefs should resign from the respective Read more

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News Politics

Updated: Obaseki vows to deal with Oshiomhole as Edo APC crisis lingers

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has declared to deal with the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole if he keeps “disrupting activities” of the ruling party in the state. Oshiomhole was instrumental to the emergence of Obaseki as governor of Edo State. Oshiomhole, also a former governor of the Read more

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News

‘Agriculture is the most important business in the world,’ AfDB President Adesina tells Nigerian students

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina reminded students of the important role they have to play in the continent’s economic development, as he was conferred with an honorary doctorate in his homeland. The Doctorate of Science was awarded by the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Nigeria, on Tuesday, in honor of Adesina’s work in Read more

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Business Society

‘Baba Ijebu’ Adebutu Kessington under investigation for alleged tax fraud: Report

Billionaire gambling mogul, Chief Adebutu Kessington is reportedly being investigated by anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), for alleged economic sabotage and tax fraud. The report coming from Premium Times also pointed that Segun Adebutu, one of the sons of the billionaire lotto merchant, has been detained for questioning at the EFCC Read more

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Foreign

Trump: Pelosi reacts as US House of Reps confirms travel ban targeting Nigeria, others

United States House of Representatives has condemned the decision of President Donald Trump to extend his administration’s travel ban that will affect Nigeria and some other countries. Trump signed the original travel ban on January 27, 2017, just a week into his tenure. The ban was upheld by the US Supreme Court on June 26, 2018. It affected Read more