Sunday, September 27, 2020

Buhari Mourns Long-term Senior Friend, Pa Gabriel Igboanugo

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the exit of Pa Gabriel Igboanugo, 95, a man he fondly used to call ‘Daddy’ when he was General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3rd

Buhari Hails Former Presidential Spokesman, Duro Onabule, at 81

President Muhammadu Buhari has  felicitated with frontline journalist and columnist, Chief Duro Onabule, as he turns 81 on Sunday. The President in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, lauded

FG Meets Labour Sunday 7pm to Avert Planned Monday Strike

A meeting of federal government and organized labour scheduled to hold Monday at 3pm has been brought forward to Sunday evening in hopes of averting labour’s planned nationwide strike to

FlashBack: Obaseki’s Re-election, Arotile’s Immortalisation, Kogi, Lagos Tragedy and Other Highlights From Last Week

The re-election of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State as well as events that followed it dominated the media last week. Late Tolulope Arotile was immortalised last week by the

One Dies, Three Sustain Injuries in Lagos Auto Crash

One person has lost his life while three persons sustained various degrees of injuries in a road crash that happened in Ikoyi, Lagos State in the early hours of Sunday.

FG mulls policy on zero rating for educational websites

Federal Government says it is considering a new National Policy for zero rating on educational websites to allow for consumption of contents without charges, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19,

UFC: After Costa Knockout Victory, Adesanya Calls out Cannonier

Nigerian-born Israel Adesanya has called out Jared Cannonier as his next opponent after his second-round knockout victory over Brazilian Paculo Costa to retain his UFC middleweight title in Abu Dhabi.

Man United Snatch Dramatic Winner Against Brighton

A dramatic injury-time penalty gave Manchester United victory at Brighton and their first three points of the season in a stunning game at Amex Stadium. A match packed full of

Amidst VAR Controversy, Madrid Beat Betis in 5-Goal Thriller

Real Madrid won a five-goal thriller with Real Betis in La Liga as the video assistant referee took centre stage. Federico Valverde put Madrid ahead from close range but Aissa

Nigeria’s Adesanya Knocks out Costa in Second Round, Retains UFC Title

Nigerian-born UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, retained his title with a second-round knockout of Brazilian Paulo Costa. The win was his 20th career MMA victory. There was less action in

Anambra Election: Incumbency won’t stop PDP – Oduah

Sen. Stella Oduah, who represents Anambra North in the Senate, on Wednesday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would reclaim Anambra governorship seat in...

Kenyan Police Tear-gas Chanting Odinga Supporters

Kenyan police fired tear-gas on Wednesday at a group of 100 chanting supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, shortly after their political leader claimed “massive” fraud...

Odinga Rejects Poll Results Showing Kenyatta in Lead

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected early results of a presidential election on Wednesday that showed he was losing to incumbent and long-time rival Uhuru Kenyatta. As...

Gov. Wike Inaugurates State Law Review Commission

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Tuesday inaugurated the 14-member Rivers State Law Review Commission in Port Harcourt, and  advised its members to amend existing laws...

Surrender Now to Avoid Humiliating Death, Army Tells Terorrists.

The Nigerian Army has called on the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists to surrender now to avoid humiliating death from the renewed onslaught...

Okowa Heads PDP Non-election Convention Committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday in Abuja named Delta Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, as Chairman of Saturday’s non-election convention of the party. The committee was immediately inaugurated...

NIMASA Boss Calls for Gender Equality in Maritime Sector

The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has urged Women International Maritime Africa (WIMAfrica) to refocus its agenda to achieve...

Cost of Contesting Election in Nigeria High – Oshiomhole

Hajiya Aisatu Oshiomhole, the mother of former Edo Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday advised politicians to restructure the political scene and reduce the high cost of...

Rivers Shuts 1,886 Illegal Schools — Wike

The Rivers Government has closed no fewer than 1,886 schools operating without government’s approval,  Gov. Nyesom Wike said in Port Harcourt on Tuesday. Wike made the...

AFBA Conference: Charting Course for Development

A three day conference of the African Bar Association started on Monday in Port Harcourt with more than 1000 lawyers from different countries in...

APDA Was Our Plan B – Ondo PDP Members

The people who hinged their defection to the newly registered Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance(APDA) to the crisis said they decided to fuse the structure...

Governor Abubakar Identifies Job Creation as Key in Checking Youth Restiveness

Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has identified job creation as the only antidote to political violence in Nigeria just as the nation continues to grapple...

Ondo Assembly Passes Five Bills into Law

The Ondo State House of Assembly has passed five separate bills into laws. The five bills are: a bill for a law to establish the...

Borno Cannot Afford to Slip Back.

Many factors combine to make the Northeastern State of Borno the epicenter of terrorism in Nigeria; and not even the Niger Delta militancy comes...

Osinbajo Denies Branding Agitators of Restructuring Political Jobbers

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has denied referring the agitators for restructuring of the federation as political jobbers. In a statement by his spokesman,...

Police Confirm Rescue of Expatriate Kidnapped in Zaria, Arrest Suspect

The Kaduna State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the rescue of Zhang Lijun, an expatriate staff CGC Construction Company, who was kidnapped in Zaria,...

TSA: Federal Government Withdraws Suit against 7 Banks, Citing Public Interest

The Federal Government on Tuesday at the  Federal High Court sitting in Lagos filed an application seeking to withdraw its suit against seven banks accused of...

Minister Urges NASS on Speedy Passage of NIPOST Reform Bill

The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu has urged the National Assembly to ensure speedy passage of the Bill for the Reforms of Nigerian...

Suspected Badoo Cult Member Arraigned over Alleged Possession of Fresh Human...

A 22-year-old suspected badoo member, Emmanuel Obazuaye, who was allegedly caught with a human head, was on Tuesday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’...

Nigerian Universities Training Students for Obsolete jobs – VC

Prof. Labode Popoola, the Vice Chancellors of Osun State University, on Tuesday, said that Nigerian universities are training students for jobs that no longer exist. Popoola...

Osinbajo Unveils 5 Super Mushshak Aircraft, Seeks More Foreign Support to...

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday in Kaduna unveiled five Super Mushshak trainer aircraft acquired by the Federal Government to boost the capacity of Nigeria...

2017 Hajj: Akeredolu Urges Pilgrims to Pray for Buhari, Nigeria

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has urged intending pilgrims for the 2017 hajj to pray for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari...

Group Urges Nigerians to Shun Protest against Buhari

President of Concerned Nigerian Network in Diaspora, Mr Erebuoye James, has called on Nigerians, including the Diaspora, to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari...

Shettima Confirms Killing of 31 Fishermen by Boko Haram

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno on Tuesady confirmed that Boko Haram insurgents had killed 31 fishermen at Baga in Kukawa Local Government Area of...

EFCC Arrests 191 Suspects, Recovers N110,820m in North-East.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), North-East zone, says it has arrested 191 suspects and recovered N110,820,023 million in the area from January...

Abuja-Kaduna Rail Line Now Generate N1m Daily- Amaechi

The Abuja to Kaduna rail line now generates one million Naira daily, Minister of Transportation Mr Rotimi Amaechi disclosed. In an interview with the News...

Congo Orders Internet Slowdown to Restrict Social Media: Telecoms Source

Congolese authorities ordered internet capacity be slowed down so that it cannot be used to transmit images via social media, a senior telecoms official...

11 Drowned in Rivers in Jigawa

The Police Command in Jigawa said no fewer than eleven persons had drowned in various rivers in the state in the last one month. A...

Obama Urges Calm Ahead of Kenyan Vote

Former U.S. President Barack Obama has called on Kenyans to remain calm and reject tribalism as they prepare to vote in elections on Tuesday...

NUGLE Appeals to Aregbesola to Support LGA Autonomy

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), has appealed to the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola to support Local Government Autonomy. Mr Ibrahim Khaleel,...

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