Some Security agents in Plateau State have said parents and certain communities by their actions or inaction have encouraged drug dealings, a menace which is fast becoming the major cause of criminal activities including mob actions in the State. Operation Safe Haven, the Nigeria police force and other sister agencies independently made the statement during
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Owners of properties adjacent to the country home of Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom in Awa village, ONNA have protested the demolition of their houses for an alleged car park for the Governor, alleging that their houses were demolished on the orders of the state works commissioner, Ephraim Inyang. In an interview with Family
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Former president of the country, Olusegun Obasanjo has warned Nigeria and African countries on the hazards of the lingering and increasing youth unemployment. Olusegun Obasanjo made this call while receiving the newly appointed President of ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain de Souza at his Abeokuta residence. Obasanjo during the visit said: â€œOn the issue of unemployment,
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Nasarawa State Police Command said it has deployed over 2,000 officers to various strategic places in the state in order to ensure a hitch-free Eid-el-Fitr. Commissioner of Police, Lawal Shehu, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN in Lafia that appropriate measures were being taken to forestall any breakdown of law and order during the
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United Nations Childrenâ€™s Fund, UNICEF and partners have raised alarm over the severe malnutrition and desperate conditions in the North-East region of Nigeria, stating that one in five children dies of malnutrition in the region. According to UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Jean Gough, an estimated quarter of a million children under the age of five are
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Borno State government has advised Muslims to be vigilant as they troop to various Eid grounds to offer prayers at the end of Ramadan. Gov. Kashim Shettima gave the advice when he spoke to newsmen on Tuesday. Shettima also advised the residents to see security as a collective responsibility rather than the duty of security
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R&B star Usher is hoping to raise money for charity by selling anti-Donald Trump merchandise. The Yeah! singer gave an electric performance at the 2016 BET Awards last Sunday night, but it was his top that hit headlines, since the phrase â€œDonâ€™t Trump Americaâ€ was emblazoned on the back of his forest green shirt –
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Heritage Bank Plc has achieved a Total Asset of N483.4 billion for the 2015 operating year. The bank recorded a profit before tax of N1.5 billion for the operating year ended 2015. According to the financial statement announced by the bank for 2015, which represents its first full operating year since its acquisition of former
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Onyeka Onwenu has been asked by a Lagos State High Court to pay a sum of N5m for defamation and publicly apologize to Chairman Copyright Society of Nigeria and former president Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, PMAN, Chief Tony Okoroji. Ms. Onwenu had been at war since 2011 when Okoroji went to court following a
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Oil prices tumbled 5 percent on Tuesday, with U.S. crude heading for its steepest daily decline in five months, as investors worried that Britainâ€™s exit from the European Union would slow the global economy, making it unlikely energy demand will grow enough to cut a supply glut. Data showed higher supplies, including an inventory build
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Nigeria Employersâ€™ Consultative Association, NECA, has clarified the alleged retrenchment of workers by some Deposit Money Banks, MDBs, in the country. The representative of employersâ€™ in the private sector, at a press conference, explained that the issue of retrenchment in the banking sector had emerged at a meeting it held with the representatives of banks
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OANDO Plc, one of Nigeriaâ€™s leading indigenous and integrated energy solutions group in sub-Saharan Africa, has completed the N70.5 billion recapitalisation of its downstream business with HV Investments II B.V. HV Investments II B.V. is a joint venture owned by a fund advised by Helios Investment Partners, a premier Africa-focused private investment firm, and Vitol
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Apple is reportedly considering a potential takeover bid for Jay Zâ€™s music-streaming service, Tidal. The technology giant is exploring the idea of acquiring Tidal because of its strong ties to popular artists including Kanye West and Madonna, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sources told the newspaper that â€œexploratory talksâ€ were continuing and they might
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences adds a record 683 new members this year. With Idris Elba, Michael B. Jordan and John Boyega on the list, it becomes the largest and most diverse class ever following controversy over a lack of diversity among the nominees at this yearâ€™s ceremony. Both Elbaâ€™s movie â€œBeasts
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Last week members of the National Assembly took another decision that may deepen the crack in their relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari as they heeded to clarion call by Nigerians for the government to commence implementation of the 2014 national conference recommendations. Prior to now President Buhari had given intention that the confab report is
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Lagos State government said on Tuesday that it was putting finishing touches to the production of â€˜Lake Rice,â€™ which would be available in the market in the next six months. Special Adviser to Governor Akinwumi Ambode on Food Security, Mr Sanni Okanlawon told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos that the rice paddy
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Wales can reach a first major tournament final with victory over Portugal tonight evening after their shock win over Belgium in the last eight. Real Madrid stars Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo will enter opposing dressing rooms in Lyon and their tussle will form a fascinating subplot, but Chris Coleman will be focused on harnessing
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Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade, has urged Muslims to strive towards strengthening peaceful coexistence and good neighbourliness in the country for the betterment of the people. In his goodwill message marking this yearâ€™s Ed-el Fitri, Governor Ayade, in a statement said: â€œNigerians must imbibe the lessons of the Ed-el Fitri, which include love,
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All foreign coaches currently discussing with the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF have been warned by the Ambassador Chris Giwa faction against taking the job. According to a statement signed by the Boardâ€™s Director of Public Communication, Ben Alaiya, â€œPresident Giwa said the process of engaging a coach for the Super Eagles is ongoing and the person
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With Franceâ€™s campaign for EURO glory in full flow, there is a battle developing in their ranks as Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and Dimitri Payet lead the adidas Golden Boot standings. Antoine Griezmann â€“ 4 goals, 2 assists, 345 minutes â€œIf he keeps his position as top scorer in the tournament then it will be
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