2020: All Africans can come to Nigeria without visa ― FG, NIS Boss

  The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says the Federal Government have approved that all Africans could come to Nigeria without Visa from January 2020. The Comptroller General, NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Africa–Frontex Intelligence Community (AFIC) on Wednesday in Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that European border and Coast guard Agency also known as Frontex is an agency of European Union (EU) tasked with border control of the European Schengen Area, in coordination with border and coast guard of Schengen area member states. “The announcement would be made soon by the President of the Federation. ”But we cannot succeed without a tool [Read]

BREAKING: Couples to pay N51,000 before marriage in Churches – New Law

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has poured out dissatisfaction over the new law from the Ministry of Interior head by Rauf Aregbesola that compulsory payment of N30,000 by Churches to perform statutory marriages and N21,000 for each marriages certificate. PFN has alleged that churches are being targeted by the Federal Government following the new marriage certificate law introduced by the Ministry of Interior. PFN’s National President of the fellowship, Rev.(Dr.) Felix Omobude who lashed out at the Ministry of Interior over the imposition of a compulsory N30,000 charge license for Christian worship centers for the conduct of statutory marriages in churches and N21,000 for each marriage certificate alleged that [Read]

GENERAL BUHARI: Punch Crossed The Red Line, Garba Shehu Counters Femi Adesina

The Presidency has angrily reacted to Punch Editorial on Wednesday where the management said it will henceforth refer to President Muhammadu Buhari as General Muhammadu Buhari. This is the second reactions within 24 hours to the Punch position which has generated reactions. This latest reaction by Garba Shehu is a follow up to the earlier one by Femi Adeshina. The two reactions connotes different messages. While Femi Adesina tried to tolerate Punch Editorial as part of Freedom of Expression, Garba Sheu will have none of that as he claimed that Punch has crossed the red line. [READ ALSO] Punch free to use Major – General for Buhari – Femi Adesina The [Read]

Punch free to use Major – General for Buhari – Femi Adesina

Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina has described the decision of Punch Newspapers to start using Major General as prefix for Muhammadu Buhari and calling his administration as regime as a testimony to freedom of speech. He said the newspaper is free to use the title as it was earned by the president during his days in the military. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: ‘Garba Shehu Must Go’, Aisha Buhari blows hot As Fresh Crisis Hit Aso Rock……. **- First Lady Attacks Mamman Daura_ Adesina, a former president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, said in response: “Nothing untoward in it. It is a rank the President attained by dint of hard work before [Read]

BREAKING: Stop addressing Buhari as President but Major-General; Punch Newspaper thunders

– describes Buhari’s Govt as ‘military regime’ The management of Punch Newspaper has taken a bold decision to protest against the failure of the Buhari administration to obey court orders and rule of law. The management of the paper in an editorial on Wednesday vowed to henceforth stop addressing the administration and the President as a democratic institution but rather identify him as a military dictator with the prefix of Major General (Rtd) and his government as a “military regime” across of its platforms in solidarity with the rule of law. The paper also advised Nigerians to stand up for their rights and stop “their supine acquiescence to oppression”. According [Read]

BREAKING: ‘Garba Shehu Must Go’, Aisha Buhari blows hot As Fresh Crisis Hit Aso Rock

… First Lady Attacks Mamman Daura The First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari, has demanded the resignation of the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu. Hajia Buhari, who levelled a litany of accusations against Shehu, made the demand in a statement she personally signed in the early hours of Wednesday. She accused the presidential spokesman of taking instruction from President Buhari’s cousin, Mamman Daura, in the early days of the Administration, to declare that there will not be the Office of the First Lady, a development she said embarrassed her husband. She also accused him of releasing the video in which she had [Read]

REVEALED! ‘Sacked’ FIRS Chairman, Fowler writes SGF to request for another term [PHOTOS]

  A letter written by the sacked Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr Babatunde Fowler seeking another term of office has surfaces online. The letter, dated December 9, 2019, was titled: “Re: Notification of Expiration of Tenure as Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service.” In the letter, Fowler wrote: “I write to notify the Secretary to the Government of the Federation that my first tenure as the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) end today 9th of December, 2019. “In view of the above, I wish to present myself for reappointment for a second term. This is consistent with the provisions of the FIRS Establishment [Read]

Buhari rejects reappointment of Fowler, Selects Nami as New FIRS boss

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the exit of Babatunde Fowler as the chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service. Mr Fowler’s tenure as FIRS chairman expired Monday and the president could have appointed him for a second term in office. Instead, Mr Buhari asked him to hand over to the most senior director in the outgoing board of the revenue agency. Mr Buhari also named Muhammad Nami, a tax consultant, as the new chairman of the tax commission. In a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, Mr Buhari also announced the constitution of a new board for the FIRS. Read the full statement by Mr Shehu announcing the [Read]

Presidency reacts over Sowore, DSS tussle, justifies rearrest

  The presidency on Sunday justified the treatment of Omoyele Sowore by the State Security Service (SSS). “Sowore called for a revolution to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nigeria. “He did so on television, and from a privileged position as the owner of a widely read digital newspaper run from the United States of America,” Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, wrote in a statement sent to journalists. Mr Shehu was evasive on whether or not President Muhammadu Buhari authorised the disobedience of court orders by the SSS in detaining Mr Sowore. “The DSS does not necessarily need the permission of the Presidency in all cases to carry out [Read]

Sowore: DSS contradicts itself, its team leader apologized to Justice Ojukwu – Falana narrates what happened in court

  Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana SAN has described the statement by the Department of State Security as contradictory, saying that the teaming leader of the DSS apologized to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu. Read his full statement below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; SSS APOLOGISED FOR INVASION OF COURT! Our attention has been drawn to the self contradictory press release of the SSS in which an unsuccessful attempt was made to absolve itself of responsibility for the armed invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division, in general, and the desecration of Court No 7 of Hon. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu in particular as well as the illegal rearrest [Read]

Buhari appreciates Anthony Joshua for bringing joy to Nigeria

  President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, who regained his belts Saturday night in a rematch with Mexican Andy Ruiz Jnr, for bringing joy to Nigerians. According to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari, while congratulating Joshua, noted that his victory brought joy to millions of Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora, who had rooted for him to regain the titles he lost about six months ago. “The downfall of a man is truly not the end of his life. There’s always another, and better day. This is a lesson we must all learn from [Read]

NUJ Condemns Rearrest, Harassment of Sowore by DSS, Demands FG’s Apology

ABUJA – The Nigeria Union of Journalists has condemned in its strongest terms, the violation of court and rearrest of Omoyele Sowore by men of Department of State Security (DSS) at the Federal High Court, describing it as absurdity. The union equally demanded public apology from the federal government over the conduct of operatives of the Department of State Service while rearresting Omoyele Sowore at the Federal High court. The Journalists’ body in a press statement signed by the national secretary, Shuaibu Usman Leman added that the Federal government must also assure Nigerians that such an unwholesome conduct will not repeat itself again. The body while condemning the conduct of [Read]

Sowore’s wife to Buhari: My children and I want my husband back home

  Wife of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the RevolutionNow protest and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mrs Ope Sowore, has sent a message to President Muhammadu Buhari that she and her children are waiting for the return of her husband. She said she had no clear roadmap on how to handle the situation but that she had sent appeals to the United Nations and had been working with Amnesty International and many other organisations to help raise awareness and “hopefully help to secure the release” of her husband. Officials of the Department of State Services had on Friday invaded the Federal High Court in Abuja to rearrest Sowore, who was [Read]

‘It has never happened before’ — Falana speaks on Sowore’s rearrest in court

  Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the rearrest and assault of Omoyele Sowore in court is ”extremely embarrassing”. He said it is the first time an arrest is being effected in a courtroom in the country. The DSS rearrested Sowore and Olawale Bakare at the federal high court in Abuja, on Friday, less than 24 hours after they were released on the order of the court. Before he was released, the activist had spent 124 days in detention. DSS agents pulled their guns in a show of force causing confusion in the court, and rearrested Sowore. Speaking with Channels TV, Falana, Sowore’s counsel, said the DSS has detained his [Read]