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

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta Released on Bail in the Sum of N100m

A Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who was on Monday arraigned at the Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged money laundering and breaches...

President Buhari to Attend 4th Arab Summit in Malabo.

By Dayo Williams, Senior Correspondent, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the 4th Africa- Arab summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.In...

NIPOST Commences Operation in AAUA

By Yomi Ayeleso, Akure. The Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST, has opened an office for business on the campus of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko(AAUA), Ondo...

Lagos shuts down hotels, Nite clubs.

Aanu Adegun For defaulting in the payment of their annual permit and contravening statutory registration, The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has...

Diplomat Kidnapped

We earlier broke the news that a diplomat of the rank of Ambassador has been kidnapped this morning along Abuja-Kaduna highway. We also reported...

Traders Decry Low Patronage of Hampers for Yuletide

As Yuletide season approaches, well packaged hampers ought to be exchanging hands by now but the traders have attributed the low patronage to economic...

Buhari in Akure for APC Rally

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday joined chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akure at a pre-rally peace meeting with the governorship aspirants also...

Recession: Journalists Worst Hit by Hard Times – NUJ

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has decried the current hardship faced by most journalists due to the prevailing and ongoing economic recession in...

Borno Donates N10m to Family of Slain Officer

The Borno State Government has yesterday donated N10 million to the family of the late Lt. Col. Abu Ali, who died while fighting the...

Muslim Women Group Empowers IDPs with N3m

A Coalition of Nigeria Muslim Women under the auspices of Women in Da’awah, has spent N3.5 million to empower Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in ...

Bishop Advocates Life Imprisonment for Diversion of Appropriated Funds

Bishop Benjamin Kwashi of the Anglican Diocese, Jos, has advocated life imprisonment for any political office holder caught diverting funds allocated for the development...

Kebbi: Kalgo Council Uncovers Names of Wives, Children in Staff Payroll

The sole administrator of Kalgo local government area in Kebbi State, Alhaji Umar Diggi, has said that names of housewives and children had been...

Tambuwal Raises Alarm on Fresh Threat to Food Security

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has  raised alarm over the massive exportation of grains from Nigeria portends great dangers to Nigeria’s future...

Gov. Yari Orders Probe into 40 villagers’ Abduction

Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara has ordered full investigation into the circumstances that led to Friday’s abduction of over 40 persons by gunmen in...

Gunmen Abduct 2 Wives of Nasarawa State Commissioner

Gunmen on Thursday night abducted the two wives of Nasarawa State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Aliyu Tijani, from his residence in...

Alleged N4.7bn Laundering: EFCC Calls For Bench Warrant Wgainst Ladoja, 1...

(NAN) The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday urged a Federal High Court Lagos, to issue a bench warrant against a former Governor of...

DSS Raid Markets For Foreign Currency Hawkers In Anambra

The Department of State Service (DSS) in Anambra on Friday raided some markets in Awka and Onitsha in search of illegal foreign currency hawkers.A...

UNESCO Advocates Safer Environment For Media Practitioners

Mr Getachew Engida, UNESCO Deputy Director-General, has advocated for a safer environment for media practitioners to ply their trade. He made the call at the...

Ondo 2016: Buhari, Osinbajo to Storm Akure For APC Mega Rally

President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will on Saturday lead members of All Progressives Congress (APC) from across the country to...

President Buhari Signs 8 bills into Law

Gov. Abubakar Bello of  Niger State, Senate President Bukola Saraki; Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and  Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara after...

Insurgency: CDS Lauds Officers For Sacrifices, Tasks Them to do More

Chief Of Defence Staff, Gen.  Gabriel Olonisakin (2nd R), addressing Men and Officers of Operation Save Haven, during his operational visit in Jos on Friday (18/11/16)....

CSOs, Media Strategise to Address Internal Displacement in Nigeria

 Mr Auwal Musa, Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), said it was the responsibility of the media to provide accurate and objective...

FG Strengthens Fight Against Corruption, Seeks UN Support

The Federal Government has set up an inter-agency Presidential Committee on Asset Recovery (PCAR) as part of its efforts to strengthen the on-going fight...

Police Warn Shi’ites against Unlawful Procession in Borno

The Borno Police Command on Friday advised members of the Shi’ite sect to drop their planned unlawful procession in Maiduguri.The state’s Commissioner of police,...

Rivers PDP-APC Face Off: One Shot and Wounded

A man was shot and wounded on his foot, yesterday, at Moscow Road, Port Harcourt, as the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples...

Rivers: Channels Cameraman Manhandled

A cameraman, Mr. Ekikere Udom of Channels Television was reportedly manhandled by security operatives in Port Harcourt as they attempted to disband the procession...

PDP Disrupts Rivers APC Protest March

Members of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, marched in protest to the Rivers State House of Assembly Complex, Moscow Road, Port...

RIVERS ELECTION LIVE UPDATES

Dakuku Peterside’s Running Mate to face Murder Charge . Deputy Guber candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Honourable Asita Okorie is to face murder...

No Alliance with Another Party, Ondo PDP Insists.

By Yomi Ayeleso, Akure. The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples’ Democratic Party in Ondo State has said the party was not planning to form...

Appeal Court suspends judgement on Jegede’s candidature

A three-man Court of Appeal special panel constituted to hear the appeals on the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo...

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