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Ganduje, El-Rufai lose out in VP race, as Tinubu narrows search on Northeast politicians

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By Ismail Auwal The duo of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufai have reportedly lost out in the race to fill the slot of a Vice President on All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 ticket with Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu. According to an insider, Tinubu has narrowed down his searchlight for a running mate on the Northeast region and two...

Saudi ministry updates rules allowing house workers to switch jobs without employer consent

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By News Desk  Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has updated the rules with regard to allowing domestic workers to transfer their services to a new employer without the consent of their present employer. The ministry spelled out circumstances under which the transfer of service will be allowed and for this some paragraphs of its previous decision have...

Peter Obi distances self from Muslim prayer mats controversy

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By Ismail Auwal The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, has distanced himself from the controversy of Muslim prayer mats carrying his campaign pictures. Obi said that the use of his pictures on prayer mats by his support groups was "misguided." The former Governor of Anambra State wrote on his Twitter handle that the mats did not come...

22 lawmakers pass vote of no confidence on Bauchi State House of Assembly Speaker, other principal officers

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By Ismail Auwal The Bauchi State House of Assembly on Friday got enmeshed in a leadership crisis as 22 members passed vote of no confidence on the Speaker and other principal officers. The Speaker, Abubakar Suleiman, earlier defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party on which he was elected as a lawmaker, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). With his...

Just in: Court sentences serving senator to 7 years in prison

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By Ismail Auwal A Senator representing Delta North senatorial district, Peter Nwaoboshi, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for money laundering. The senator was convicted by the Lagos division of the appeal court on Friday, July 1, 2022. Details Later.

Fintiri dumps Crowther, picks Farauta as running mate

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By Ismail Auwal Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu  Fintiri has picked  Professor Kalatepwa Farauta, the current Vice Chancellor of Adamawa State University, Mubi as his running mate. This development has confirmed the rumoured bad relationship between the governor and his now dumped deputy, Crowther Seth. Crowther Seth, the current deputy of Adamawa State, has been having a turbulent reign due to questions about his...

Just in: Court restrains Ganduje from taking N10bn loan

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By Ismail Auwal A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has restrained Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje  from borrowing N10 billion from Access Bank. Responding to the suit filed by the Kano First Forum's Chairman, Dr. Yusuf Sheik Isyaka Rabiu, the presiding judge, Justice A. M Liman, ordered the Kano state government to stay action pending determination of the case. Those joined as...

Kano Guber Race: Again INEC recognizes Muhammad Abacha as PDP candidate

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By Aminu Kutama The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) appears to have ended the controversy over who the commission recognizes as the governorship candidate of the troubled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State, between Muhammad Abacha and Sadiq Wali Messrs Abacha and Wali have been embroiled in battle of legitimacy after they emerged winners of two parallel PDP primaries in...

No pay rise in UK, says Johnson

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By Ode Idoko. London The Prime Minister of England, Mr. Boris Johnson has dashed the hopes of millions of country’s workforce saying pay rise will cause price of commodities to spiral out of control and cancel out the benefits of such pay rise. Johnson stated this yesterday as teachers, nurses and doctors threaten to go on strike unless they are handed...

Woman, 68 gives birth to twins in Lagos

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By Ode Idoko, London. In what seems strange, a woman gave birth to twins in Lagos, Nigeria at 68. Margaret Adenuga went through three previous IVF procedures before finally having twins, her husband, Noah Adenuga, 77, told CNN. According to interview monitored by Sahelian Times in London, the couple, got married in 1974 and had to wait for 47 years before...