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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 »

Buhari, Osinbajo Expected At Ikenne For HID Awolowo’s Burial Today

BUhari wt Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will today attend the burial ceremony of the Late Chief (Mrs) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo at Ikenne, Ogun State. HID Awolowo, the wife of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, died on September 19, 2015 at the age of 99. Her burial ... Read More »

Fayose Advises Nigerians To Expect Harsher Economic Climate In 2016

Ayodele Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has predicted a harsher economic climate in 2016 as the price of crude oil in the international market continues to suffer a slip. “Except by God’s intervention, Nigerians should brace up for more challenges next year”, he said. Fayose, who made this ... Read More »

Nigerian Youth To Blame For Aiding And Abetting Corruption – Minister Of Youths & Sports

Minister of Youths and Sports-Solomon Dalong

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalong, on Tuesday passed a damning verdict on the Nigerian youth as he blamed them for aiding and abetting corruption. Mr. Dalong said the youth submit themselves to people with questionable wealth, most especially those in government and charged them to play key ... Read More »

El-Rufai Donates 107 Patrol Vans, 230 Bulletproof Vests To Security Agencies


Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, on Tuesday donated 107 patrol vehicles and 230 bullet-proof vests to security agencies in the state. Presenting the vehicles to the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, the governor said his administration’s partnership with security agencies in the last six months has yielded positive results. ... Read More »

Atiku Pledges To Boost Democracy, Education On 69th Birthday


A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said that he would continue using his experience and fortune to bolster democracy and education in the country. This is contained in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, on Tuesday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ... Read More »

Power Generation In Nigeria Hit Record High Of 4883.9MW – TCN


The Transmission Company Nigeria (TCN), yesterday, said it has achieved a new record peak generation of 4883.9 Megawatts (Mw) and the highest maximum daily energy delivery of 106,288.48Mw. A statement signed by the Asst. General Manager (Public Affairs), Clement Ezeolisah, explained that the new feat was achieved at 21.15hours on ... Read More »

End Fuel Shortages, NUPENG Urges President Buhari


Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has urged the Federal Executive Council (FEC), headed by President Muhammadu Buhari, to immediately hit the ground running by arresting the worsening fuel scarcity across the country. NUPENG in a statement, yesterday, by its President, Igwe Achese, contended that since President ... Read More »

Ijaw Leader Faults FG’s Handling Of Biafra Agitations, Says Its Dangerous

joseph evah

Coordinator of the Ijaw Monitoring Group, Comrade Joseph Evah has faulted the way the Federal Government is handling ongoing agitations for the sovereign state of Biafra. “The way the Federal Government is handling the Biafra agitation in the East is very dangerous. They are taking the wrong steps by ignoring ... Read More »

I Have No Doubt At All That Mama Awolowo Is In Heaven Now – Pastor Adeboye


General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, yesterday expressed confidence that the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Chief (Mrs) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, is resting with the Lord. The cleric said this while holding a private prayer session with the Awolowo family inside their Ikenne ... Read More »

N1.4trn Fine: President Buhari To Decide MTN’s Fate – Minister


The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, has said that the issue of N1.4 trillion fine imposed on MTN Nigeria by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) is now before President Muhammadu Buhari, who will take the necessary decision at the appropriate time in the best interest of the country. Speaking, ... Read More »

We Will Not Give Up Until We Achieve Biafra – MASSOB


The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has said that no amount of intimidation, harassment and blackmail will deter its leader Chief Ralph Uwazurike from dropping the agitation for the actualization of Biafran Republic. “We have absolute confidence, trust, respect, and faith in our leader ... Read More »

Looters Have Started Returning The Money They Stole – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari, in Tehran, Iran, yesterday, disclosed that many of those who looted the public treasuries in the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan had started returning the stolen funds to the government but maintained that they would still be prosecuted in due course. He explained that the prosecution ... Read More »

Okowa Decries State Of The Economy, Seeks Diversification


Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has decried the dwindling economy of the country. He blamed the state of the economy on poor receipts from oil proceeds. Okowa said this during the opening ceremony of the 30th annual conference of Fisheries Society of Nigeria, FISON, held at the Asaba campus of ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Buratai Seeks Strong Collaboration With DSS, Police, Others


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, on Tuesday said that in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s December deadline for stamping out Boko Haram, more equipment and troops have been deployed to the Northeast. Addressing officers and men of 130 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Okuku, ... Read More »

Agbara Bank Robbery: Arase Praises Men For Arresting Gang Leader


The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase on Tuesday commended officers and men of the Nigeria Police for arresting four members of the Agbara bank robbery gang. Arase implored all police commands/formations to change their game particularly in intelligence gathering towards providing adequate security for the citizenry. Force spokesperson Olabisi ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Army Uncovers Smear Campaign Plot, Arrests Two Officers

T.Y Buratai

The Nigerian Army said it has arrested two soldiers with intent to launch a smear campaign against the Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Tukur Buratai and the ongoing war against Boko Haram. The Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said in a statement yesterday that the army is also a prime ... Read More »

CBN Withdraws Bailout Funds Of States Playing Politics With Money


The Central Bank Of Nigeria has taken a tough stance against state governors playing politics with the Bailout Fund, as it has decided to withdraw their allocations. The CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this while briefing journalists on the outcome of the Monetary Policy Committee, MPC meeting in Abuja, ... Read More »