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 »
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Mahmud Mohammed, yesterday, decried what he termed “lack ...
The Bayelsa State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has read the riot act to foreigne...
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday said that as at November 26, the nation’s foreign reserv...
Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonaya Onu, says the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable. On...
The Federal Government at the weekend reiterated its resolve to collaborate with ex-militants in the...
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »