Saturday, January 25, 2020

Former Reps Member, Akinlaja, Emerges Zenith Labour Party Chairman

Former Deputy President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Joseph Akinlaja, has been elected as the Chairman of the Zenith Labour Party in Ondo State. Akinlaja, a two-term member of the

NUC at Final Stage of University Curriculum Review

The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said the agency was in the final stage of “a draft review’’ of Nigeria’s university curriculum. Rasheed disclosed

My People are Under Siege – Niger East Senator Raises Alarm

Senator representing Niger East, Mohammed Sani Musa, has raised alarm over the increasing attacks by bandits on villages under his constituency, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and the service chiefs

Obaseki Assures Sustainable Peace, Infrastructure Projects Across Edo

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reaffirmed that his administration is committed to ensuring lasting peace and stability in Edo State, noting that the state government has put

Polygamy Responsible for Abject Poverty in the North—Emir of Kano

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido has blamed the high level of poverty in the northern part of the country on the culture of marrying many wives. The Emir stated

Lassa Fever Hits Kaduna State.

One person has been confirmed to have a case of Lassa Fever in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. According to a statement from the state Ministry of Health, the

9th NASS: We are not a Rubber Stamp Assembly- Lawan

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday, dismissed allegations that the ninth National Assembly is a rubber stamp Legislature. Lawan who recently returned to Nigeria on Thursday morning, from a

Adamawa Govt to Conduct Promotional Exams for Senior Civil Servants

The Adamawa State Government has announced that it has introduced the promotional examinations meant for qualified directors seeking elevation to the position of permanent secretaries in the service. The Governor

Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 41 in China as Infection Spreads to Australia, Malaysia

41 people have now been killed by the deadly coronavirus while the number of infected persons has risen to 1,300 according to Chinese authorities. The 15 new deaths were all

Nigeria to Obtain $1 billion Foreign loan to Drive Mechanised Farming

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has disclosed that the federal government is planning to obtain $1 billion from foreign banks to purchase farming equipment for local

Senate Begins Screening of Non-career Ambassadorial Nominees

The Senate has begun the screening of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees submitted to it by the President. Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu, Chairperson, Senate Committee on Foreign...

Shema Arrested By EFCC

Ibrahim Shema, former governor of Katsina state, broke down in tears after operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) rearrested him on...

Kogi State Ministry of Transport Rebrands, Boasts of Lowest Bus Fares

The Kogi State Ministry of Transport under Governor Yahaya Bello has put in place buses with arguably the lowest bus fares for indigenes of...

FG Withdraws Corruption Charges against Supreme Court Chief Registrar, 2 others

The Federal Government on Tuesday withdrew the corruption charges brought against the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Saleh, and two others. Saleh was...

Osun Govt Raises alarm over Circulation of Poisonous Foods, Drugs

Osun Government on Tuesday raised alarm over circulation of poisonous food and drugs in the state. A statement issued in Osogbo on Tuesday by the...

Police Empanel Special Tactical Squad to counter Hooliganism in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command on Tuesday said it had formed a Special Tactical Squad to counter the menace of street gangs, cultism and...

Al-Makura Sacks 10 Commissioners, Redeploys 2 Others

Umaru Al-Makura, Govornor of Nasarawa State, has, on Tuesday, sacked 10 commissioners and redeployed two others. Mohammed Abdullahi, Secretary to the State Government, in a...

101 Plateau Workers to Refund N76. 8m for Staying beyond Terminal...

The Plateau Government says it will retrieve N76. 8 million from 101 workers that stayed in service beyond their terminal dates. Malam Muhammad Nazif, Commissioner...

Breaking: Osinbajo Phones Buhari

Osinbajo speaks with media men in Aso Rock today on Buhari The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday disclosed that he spoke with President...

Salaries, Pensions: NLC, TUC Draw Battle Line

NLC President Ayuba Wabba. The organised labour says it has concluded plans to commence a series of mass actions against those states that are owing...

COAS Charges Troops on Fight against Insurgency

The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged troops fighting insurgency in the north east to remain committed and be...

IGP Orders Indefinite Closure of Ondo House of Assembly Complex

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the indefinite closure of the Ondo State House of Assembly. Mr Malachi Coker, the Acting...

Dry Season Farmers to Benefit from E-Wallet Scheme in Bauchi

About 31,756 dry season farmers will benefit from the federal government’s Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GESS) in Bauchi State. Bauchi State Director, Federal Ministry of...

NSE Market Capitalisation Loses N74 bn in One Day

Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) opened for the week on Monday on a downward trend with the market capitalisation losing N74 billion,...

Dickson Advocates Motorcycle Patrol Force to Beat Cultists, Vandals from Bayelsa

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has advocated for the creation of a motorcycle patrol force for combating cultists and vandals in the state. Dickson...

Netanyahu Visits London Amid new ‘Diplomatic Opportunities’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said he plans to take advantage of the new “diplomatic opportunities’’ starting with a meeting with British...

Heavy Police Deployment as Protesters Gather at National Stadium

The police on Monday took over strategic locations in Lagos metropolis in readiness for the anti-government protest initially planned by popular musician Tuface Idibia...

NIMASA Pushing for Passage of Anti-Piracy Bill, says D-G

The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has said the agency is pushing for the passage of a dedicated...

Facebook Launches Anti fake-news Drive in France as Election Approaches

Social media company Facebook launched on Monday an initiative to tackle fake news stories in France, with the media in the spotlight as the...

Akoko Residents Lament Continuous Blackout

The Residents of Akoko Land in Ondo North Senatorial district of Ondo State have expressed their displeasure over the epileptic electricity supply in their...

We’ll Make Practical Contributions to Nigerian Economy Through Cocoa Production –Ondo...

The Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University ,Akungba Akoko,Ondo state, Prof Igbekele Ajibefun has said the university, through its Faculty of Agriculture, would influence...

3.5million Tyres Vanish from Dangote Stores

A woman Truck driver at Dangote Three and a half million truck tyres have been declared missing by Dangote Group. The tyres which bear the...

IBB Returns from Medical Vacation

Former Military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has returned to Nigeria after a seven-week medical vacation in Switzerland. He arrived in Minna International Airport on Saturday...

President Buhari Extends Leave

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his 10-day leave, which expires today (Sunday.) The president, who had handed over the reins of power to the...

How Jailed Sunmola Entrapped Women in Romance Scams

Olayinka Sunmola Nigerian Olayinka Sunmola who was jailed in United States last week for romance scams victimized at least 30 women in Illinois, Missouri...

FG’ll Complete All Ongoing Road Projects in 18 Months — Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has assured the people of Enugu State that the Federal Government will complete ongoing...

Fadama 111 Empowers 4,128 Farmers in Edo

No fewer than 4,128 farmers in Edo have been empowered through Fadama 111 Project, the Project Coordinator of the programme in the state, Mr...

Tuface Cancels Anti-Govt Protest

2face-idibia1 Award winning musician Tuface Idibia alias 2baba, has canceled his much-publicised Feb. 6, anti-government protest. In an Instagram post and a short video via his...

Gunmen Shoot Police Officer in Ondo

Unidentified gunmen on Sunday morning shot Corporal Michael Olujimi, a policeman attached to the Okitipupa  Police Division in Ondo State. The News Agency of Nigeria...

Army Establishes Operation Base in Southern Kaduna

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has laid the foundation stone for the Forward Operation Base (FOB) of 2 Battalion of the...

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