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Ambode Express Capability Of Making Difficult Decisions To Effectively Manage Lagos Traffic


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday assured the people of the State of his strong political will to make tough decisions and implement effective strategies to bring about a robust traffic management system in the State. Speaking at the Traffic Management and Transportation Summit organised by the State ... Read More »

NAFDAC Calls Off One-week Strike


Staff of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), yesterday called off the one week national warning strike embarked on as a result of the failure of National Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) to review their monthly allowance. Speaking during a press conference in Lagos, the Chairman, ... Read More »

FUT Minna Don Wins Prize For Typhoid Vaccine Research

Samuel Garba

Prof. Samuel Garba of Federal University of Technology, Minna, will on Thursday receive the Outstanding Medical Research Prize 2015. The International Institute for Training, Research and Economic Development (IITRED), announced this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. The statement by Dr Sani Dawop, IITRED’s President, explained that Garba’s entry ... Read More »

Court Dismisses EFCC’s Fresh 50 Count Charges Against Sylva


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday dismissed fresh 50 count charges against former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had filed N19.2 billion fraud charges against Sylva, who is the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the December 5 governorship ... Read More »

Late Tor Tiv Was A Great Reformist, Peace Lover – Jonathan

Tor Tiv

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed sadness over the death of the chairman of the Benue State Traditional Council and the Paramount Ruler of Tiv Land, the Tor Tiv, Alfred Akawe Torkula. He described the late Torkula as a reformist whose candor encouraged peaceful co-existence of different ethnic nationalities in ... Read More »

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Facing Jail Term In South Africa Over Non-disclosure Of Financial Records


Popular Nigerian pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, may be on his way to jail in faraway South Africa following reports that he refused to comply with the country’s laws on financial records. According to News 24, Pastor Chris is among other pastors who the South African Commission for the Promotion and Protection ... Read More »

Biafra: MASSOB Slams Igbo Leaders, Says They Are Showing Loyalty To Their Oppressors


The factional leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), yesterday, accused the South-East governors, members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other Igbo leaders in the country of betraying the interest and demands of Ndigbo in the current political dispensation. In a statement in Abakaliki, ... Read More »

PHOTO: HID Awolowo Buried Next To Husband

HID Awolowo

The remains of Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, wife of the late sage, Obafemi Awolowo, were on Wednesday finally laid to rest beside her husband’s, at the family compound in Ikenne, Ogun State. The burial of Mrs. Awolowo, who died at the age of 99, followed a church service held at ... Read More »

Rivers Black Day: Group Urges Buhari To Prosecute Masterminds Of Election Violence

Shot APC members today in Rivers State on their way to Buhari's campaign 2

A group known as The Patriots Alliance (TPA) has commended organizers of the Rivers Black Day, slated for Monday, November 30, saying it is indeed a noble idea to honour the memory of election violence victims in the state. The day was set aside by the Rivers State chapter of ... Read More »

Hijab Ban In NYSC Camps An Invitation To Religious Crisis Of Monumental Proportion – Muslim Rights Group


The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has rejected in very strong terms the purported ban on Hijab in the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, orientation camps. The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, on Tuesday announced a ban on the use of “long hijab” by female corps members, citing security ... Read More »

Fuel Scarcity: NNPC Engages DSS, EFCC To Check Fuel Hoarding


As the problem of fuel scarcity persists across the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has partnered the Department of State Services (DSS) and Economic and the Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to help check the unwholesome practice of hoarding and diversion of petroleum products, by some unscrupulous marketers. The ... Read More »

President Buhari Heads For Malta To Attend Commonwealth Meeting, Will Head To France From There

Buhari (2)

President Mohammadu Buhari is due to leave Abuja on Thursday for Malta Island to participate in the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which begins on Friday. The president is expected to joined about 51 Heads of State and Governments under former British colony to deliberate on Commonwealth on new ... Read More »

SEE Obasanjo’s Advice To Jonathan On Reviewing His Past Actions


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to use the new Foundation he is set to establish to engage in soul-searching and in reviewing his past actions. In a letter, dated October 12, 2015, Obasanjo also advised Jonathan to consider the Foundation as a platform through which he ... Read More »

Fuel Scarcity: Long Queues At Filling Stations Will Disappear Once NASS Approves N413bn Subsidy Payments, Says NNPC


The long and endless queues at most petrol filling stations across the country will disappear within a week once the National Assembly approves N413 billion subsidy payments to oil marketers, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday said. The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, ... Read More »

Ahmadu Giade Bows Out As NDLEA Chairman

NDLEA-Ahmadu Giade

After 10 years of meritorious service, the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade, on Wednesday bowed out of the agency. Speaking after a colourful ceremony held at the Ikoyi head office of the agency, Giade said: “I am leaving the NDLEA better than I met ... Read More »

UK Deports 500 Nigerians, Some Stranded At Lagos Airport

source: BBC

About 500 Nigerians have been deported from the UK and are now in Lagos, a report by BBC said. “One person told me that he was arrested by British police and was not allowed to even take his belongings before being deported. A few of them who say they don’t ... Read More »

Defence Minister Assures Nigerians, “Activities Of Boko Haram Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past”

Mansur Dan-Ali

The Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Mansur Dan Ali (retd.), has re-assured the nation that the activities of Boko Haram insurgents would soon be brought to an end. Delivering an address at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Mando, in Kaduna State after commissioning projects for the Training Command, the minister ... Read More »

Shock As Businessman Slits Own Throat In Kano


A 65-year-old man, Ado Maisumunti, has stabbed himself to death with a knife in Kano. A witness told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday that the incident happened around 8.30 a.m. at Sheka quarters in Kano metropolis. According to witness, the deceased was sighted using a sharp knife to ... Read More »

Amosun Rejects Call For Minimum Wage Reduction As Ogun Budgets 200.3bn For 2016


Governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has presented the 2016 budget proposal before the House of Assembly. The governor presented a budget estimate of N200.3b for the 2016 appropriation year. In his speech at the 2016 appropriation bill presentation, Amosun also rejected calls by his colleagues for the reduction ... Read More »

Muslim Group Kicks As DG Insists Ban On Long Hijabs In NYSC Camps Still In Force


The use of long hijab (Muslim veil) during the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation exercises will remain prohibited, in view of the prevailing security concerns in the country. The Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi, who stated this when he received the League of Muslim Youths ... Read More »