Thursday, January 23, 2020

APC Chieftain Assassinated in Ibadan, Party Says Break Down of Law and Order has Returned to Oyo

A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Ona Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State, Alhaji Babatunde Oreitan, has been murdered. Oreitan was killed Tuesday afternoon by yet-to-be

Florida Man Kills Boss for Supporting Donald Trump

A 28-year old man in Florida has allegedly killed his boss on a construction site where they worked because he was supporting Donald Trump. Mason Toney was subsequently arrested and

Gov  Sule Optimistic on Women Roles for National Development

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has reiterated his  administration's  commitment towards  empowering women, stressing that women will continue to play key roles in the politics and economy of not

FG to Establish Agro-allied Industry in Each Senatorial District in the Country

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment Amb. Maryam Katagum, has revealed that the Federal Government would be establishing an agro-allied industry in each senatorial district in the

Bauchi Governor Solicits Journalists’ Support in Service Delivery

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State  has  solicited the support of  journalists to enable his administration deliver on his campaign promises, especially in its effort to overcome the challenges facing critical sectors

EFCC Apologizes to Court over Mistake in Maina’s Son’s Suit

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has admitted that it made a mistake in a bank account linked to Faisal Maina, son of embattled former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform

Adoke Arrives Court for his Arraignment on Fraud Charges

The former Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, has arrived the Gwagwalada Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for his arraignment on fraud

Oyetola Cautions against Giving Amotekun, Religious, Ethnic Colouration

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has cautioned against giving the Western Nigeria Security Network, code-named Amotekun, religious or ethnic colouration.  Oyetola who said such behaviour will be unhealthy, dangerous and

Oxford Adds 29 Nigerian Words to Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary has added 29 Nigerian words and expressions to its dictionary after a review carried out in January 2020. Some of the words added are Okada, Danfo,

ISWAP Kills Abducted Plateau Student

The Islamic State West Africa Province has executed a Christian hostage, Mr. Ropvil Daciya Dalep, from Plateau State. Dalep 22, a student of Biology Education in University of Maiduguri, was

Fayemi to Deliver UNILAG Convocation Lecture

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, will on Monday, January 23, deliver the 2017 University of Lagos (UNILAG) Convocation Lecture. This...

Governor Bello Committed to Agricultural Revolution in Kogi

Following the declaration of state of emergency in the agricultural sector of the state, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has brought in foreign...

Ondo Government set to Pay Outstanding Bursary, Scholarship

The government of Ondo State has assured of its readiness to pay the three years outstanding bursary and scholarship entitlement to students of the...

Budget padding: Court Fixes Feb. 20 for Hearing in Jibrin’s case

A Federal High Court in Kano on Wednesday fixed February 20, for hearing in the case against the Clerk and Speaker of the House...

Jammeh Gets Tenure Extension, as Coalition of Forces Move to Ease...

The Gambia’s National Assembly has hurriedly passed a resolution to extend the Tenure of the embattled President, Mr Yayah Jammeh, by three months, according...

Lorry-load of Almajiri Children Intercepted by Police

Plateau State Police Command, yesterday, said it intercepted two trucks conveying 145 children, aged between four and eight, from Bauchi and Jigawa states. A statement...

Filmmakers Seek Passage of Film Commission Bill by National Assembly

Plateau State chapter of the Nigerian Independent Filmmakers Association has sought the passage of Nigerian Film Commission Bill into law by the National Assembly...

101 Journalists Killed in 2016 – UNESCO

No fewer than 101 journalists were killed in 2016 while doing their jobs, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), said on Tuesday. Frank...

Abuja Airport Closure: FG has Addressed 95% of Foreign Airlines’ Concerns...

The Minister of State, Aviation, Mr  Hadi Sirika, says the Federal Government has addressed 95 per cent of the concerns raised by foreign airlines...

Civil Defence Handles 3,250 Criminal, Civil Cases in Ekiti

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps,(NSCDC), Ekiti Command, said it handled no fewer than 3,250 criminal and civil cases in 2016. The Public Relations...

IMF Projections Good for Nigeria – Expert

Christine Largade, IMF boss. Mr Ona Ohimor, an economic analyst, has said that any positive projection of Nigeria’s economy in 2017 is a welcome development. He...

Dogara Sympathizes with Victims of Jet Misfire

Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has expressed sadness over the accidental involving Internally Displaced Persons in Kalabalge, Borno by a Nigerian Airforce fighter...

EFCC Convicts 2 Fraudsters

Jehu Kwasu: one of the fraudsters sent to jail . A serial fraudster, Jehu Kwasu  has been sentenced to three years imprisonment without option of fine. Kwasu was...

Buratai Offers N500K Reward on Bombers

General Buratai: Reward offered for whistle blowers on bombers The Nigerian army today offered whistleblowers N500,000 as reward for information on suicide bombers, as it...

Gambian Parliament Passes State of Public Emergency

What appears to be a game of chess between the incumbent Gambian government and the Gambian opposition on one hand, and the international community...

Bayelsa: Okoloba landslide Victims gets National Assembly Support

​The people of Okoloba Community, Bayelsa State, yesterday, received assurances from members of the National Assembly, over recent landslide in their community. Member representing Kolokuma/Opokuma...

Peterside Queried Wike over N15b Paris Club Exit

​The Director General of NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, yesterday, queried, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on the use of N15b excess Paris Club refunded...

Military Jet Bombs Civilian Settlement

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, fighting Boko Haram insurgency in Northeast Nigeria, Major General Lucky Irabor has disclosed, Tuesday, that a military...

Katsina State Govt Renovates 15 Primary Schools in Kafur

The Katsina State Government has completed the rehabilitation of 15 primary schools where pupils were initially studying under trees and temporary structures in Kafur...

Abducted Children Recovered in Plateau Did Not Eat for 6 Days

The 145 abducted children, who were intercepted by the Police in Plateau, did not eat for six days, according to Mrs. Rufina Gurumyen, the...

Bauchi PHCs Will Benefit from Drug Revolving Funds – Official

The Bauchi State Agency for Drugs and Medical Consumables on Tuesday said it would enroll Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) on Drugs Revolving Funds platform...

Police Arraign Man over Alleged Illegal Possession of Dane Gun

The Police in Osun, on Tuesday, arraigned one Odeyemi Liadi, 52, over alleged illegal possession of a Dane gun. Liadi appeared before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’...

Expert Calls for Harmonisation of Exchange Rates to Curtail Inflation

For the country to contain and reduce steady rise in inflationary rate, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) must harmonise the foreign exchange rate...

Julius Berger Says Abuja Airport Can Be Fixed Without Closure

The Managing Director, Julius Berger, Mr Wolfgang Goetsch, has said that the runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, could be fixed without...

NSCDC Recovers 500m of Power Transmission Cable in Jigawa

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday said it recovered 500m of power transmission cable suspected to be vandalised in Miga...

Landlady Docked for Breaking into Tenant’s Room

A 79 -year -old landlady, Beatrice  Olabisi, was on Monday arraigned in  an Iyaganku Senior Magistrates’ Court Ibadan for allegedly breaking into her tenant’s...

Belgium Seeks More Friendly Investment Environment in Nigeria

The Belgian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stephane De Loecker, on Monday said that it was imperative for Nigeria to create a more friendly investment environment to...

Relocation of Abuja Airport to Cost N1.1bn

Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport: closure will now be from 8 March Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika has said that the relocation...

NYSC 2016: Batch B Stream II Orientation Begins Jan. 24

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will commence the 2016 Batch B Stream II orientation for prospective corps members on January24. The NYSC made this...

APC Accuses Mimiko of Planning to Sell Government Vehicles

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state has accused the outgoing Governor of Ondo State,Dr Olusegun Mimiko of concluding plans to sell some...

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