Friday, October 15, 2021

Bomb Blast Rocks Shiite Mosque in Afghan City, Kills 32

Another bomb blast has rocked a Shiite mosque in the Afghan city of Kandahar, a hospital spokesman told AFP. The blast which happened on Friday killed at least 32 people

Senate Confirms Nwoha as Commissioner in National Assembly Commission

The Senate has confirmed Hon. Amaechi Nwoha as Commissioner representing South East in the National Assembly Service Commission. According to Special Assistant to the Senate President, Ezrel Tabiowo,  Nwoha was

Nigeria’s Health Budget Rated 3th Lowest in the World

The Country Director of Oxfam Nigeria Dr Vincent Ahonsi has said that Nigeria’s health budget is the third-lowest in the world and that 40 per cent of the population are

ISWAP Leader Abu Musab Al-Barnawi is Dead—Irabor

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has said a leader of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, is dead. Irabor confirmed this on

Convention: PDP Extends Sale of Forms For Aspirants.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has extended the sale of nomination forms for national officers in the October 30 to 31 national convention, from the earlier announced date of Friday,

Insecurity: Over 13,000 Insurgents Have Surrendered to Army—DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has said 13,243 insurgents and their families have so far surrendered to the army in the North-East theatre. The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Bernard Onyeuko, gave

Police to Deploy Over 34,000 Personnel, Three Helicopters for Anambra Poll

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali, has disclosed that 34,587 officers will be deployed to Anambra State for the November 6 governorship election. According to the police boss, the

Anambra Poll: Supreme Court Clears Soludo as APGA Candidate

The Supreme Court in Abuja has declared a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Charles Soludo as the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance in

Senate Suspends Plenary to Begin Budget Defence on Monday

The Senate on Wednesday adjourned the plenary till November 9, 2021, to enable its Committees to begin budget defence sessions with Ministries, Departments and Agencies. The upper chamber suspended sitting

COVID-19: FG Issues Dec 1 Deadline for Civil Servants to be Vaccinated

The Federal Government has mandated all civil servants to get vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before December 1, 2021. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who announced

Ronaldo Named Premier League Player of the Month

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Premier League's Player of the Month for September. The Portuguese beat Mohamed Salah, Allan Saint-Maximin, Antonio Rudiger, Joao Cancelo and...

IPOB: Chiwetalu Agu Released From Army Custody

Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has been released from Army custody. Agu's release comes a day after he was arrested for donning an outfit with...

Two Journalists Named 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Winners.

Two journalists have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. The new winners - Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov- were honoured by the awarding Norwegian...

FG to Unveil 2022 Budget Details

The Federal Government will on Friday (today) publish the estimates in the 2022 Appropriation Bill. The Appropriation Bill was laid before a joint session of...

Again, Isiguzo Emerges NUJ President.

The National President, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chris Isiguzo, has been elected unopposed to lead the union for the second time. The announcement was...

PDP’s NEC Adopts Ugwuanyi’s Committee Report on Zoning

The National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has adopted the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwanyi-led Committee's report on zoning ahead of its national convention. National...

Army Confirms Nollywood Actor’s Arrest for Backing IPOB

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the arrest of veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, on Thursday. A statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu,...

Saudi Completes Newcastle United Takeover

The 14-year reign of Mike Ashley at Newcastle United has come to an end as the Premier League approved a Saudi-led takeover of the...

Super Eagles Shocked by CAR in World Cup Qualifying Match

The Super Eagles of Nigeria suffered a shocking defeat to Central Africa Republic on Thursday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Substitute, Karl Namnganda's 90th...

‘SARS Gone For Good’, Police React to Alleged Plan to Return...

The Nigeria Police Force has described as untrue a report that the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad is to be reinstated. The NPF in a statement...

Women Walk against Rape in Bauchi Communities

In a renewed effort to create more awareness on the need for community members to be vigilant and report early warning signs associated with...

Nigerians have Right to Worry about our Constant Borrowings – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the frequent borrowings by his administration is a matter of necessity. The President said the country’s debt profile is...

Anambra Poll: Obiano Meets Buhari, Says President Not in Support of...

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The governor after the meeting said he reported...

Buhari Proposes N16.3trn Budget for 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari  has presented N16.39 trillion as the 2022 budget proposal before a joint session of the National Assembly. The oil benchmark for the...

Two Recessions in Four Years Stunted our Growth – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed the two recessions witnessed by the country in both 2016 and 2020 for the slow pace of growth in...

Senate Confirms NPRA Board Members

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of four nominees as members of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority. The nominees are Idaere Gogo...

Tanzanian Novelist Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

A Tanzanian novelist, Abdulrazak Gurnah, has been declared this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Gurnah, who was born in Zanzibar in 1948,...

Court Sentences Maina’s Son, Faisal, to 14 Years Imprisonment.

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has convicted Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, a former Chairman of the defunct of...

World Bank Pegs Nigeria’s 2021 Growth Forecast at 2.4%

The World Bank has raised its 2021 economic growth forecast for Nigeria to 2.4 percent. The Bank disclosed this in the latest edition of its...

PDP NEC Meets Today on Zoning

The Peoples Democratic Party will today hold its National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja. The meeting which is crucial for the party will among other...

FG to Borrow N6.25trn to Fund 2022 Budget Deficit

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has announced that the Federal Government will borrow N6.258 trillion to finance the 2022...

Gov. Buni Appreciates Engr. Ahmadu Musa Kida for Execution of Projects...

His Excellency Yobe state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, today specially appreciated Engr. Ahmadu Musa Kida,...

List of People and Organizations Mentioned in the Pandora Papers

The Pandora Papers are over 11 million leaked documents that the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published beginning early this week. The Papers exposed...

Insecurity: Bandits Kill 10, Injure 11 in Katsina Village

Bandits on Tuesday evening invaded Yasore village, Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State, killing 10 people and injuring 11 others. The bandits, armed with...

DPR Scrapped as Senate Confirms NURC Board Members

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of board members of the Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission. The confirmation of the nominees followed the consideration of...

NCC Bars Nigerians Below 18 From Registering, Owing SIM Cards

The Nigerian Communication Commission has barred Nigerians below 18 years of age from registering and owning a Subscriber Identity Module card in Nigeria. The regulatory...

Trump Drops Out of Forbes 400 Wealthiest Americans

Immediate past United States President Donald Trump has dropped out of the annual Forbes 400 ranking of the wealthiest Americans. This is contained in a...

Amotekun Arrests Suspected Kidnapper in Ondo

Operatives of the Ondo State Security Network Agency codenamed (“Amotekun Corps”) have arrested a suspected kidnapper, Samuel Lucky Akpan, for allegedly abducting a four-year-old...

Senator Abdulaziz Ibrahim, Elder Brother of Late Mama Taraba, Is Dead

Senator Abdulaziz Abubakar Ibrahim, a two-time senator representing Taraba Central zone and elder brother to late SenatotrAisha Jummai Alhassan  (Maman Taraba), has passed on. The...

Anambra Gets New Police Commissioner Ahead of Guber Poll

Ahead of the November 6 gubernatorial election, the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba has ordered the immediate posting of Echeng Echeng as the...

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