The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Thursday that a Nigerian petty trader, Monday Okorie, was killed in Potchefstroom, North West Province of that country, on Tuesday. Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, the President of the Union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on phone from Pretoria, South Africa, that the victim was an indigene […]
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The Nigerian Navy on Thursday said it had raided more illegal refineries and arrested 11 suspected oil thieves. This is contained in a statement signed by its Director of Information, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, in Abuja. â€œIn continuation of the Chief of Naval Staffâ€™s (CNS) campaign tagged `Operation Zero Crude Oil Theft (Zero COT)â€™, more illegal […]
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The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Fatai Owoseni, on Thursday said the Police had arrested a 31-year-old woman who allegedly abandoned her day-old-baby on the street. Owoseni, who gave the suspectâ€™s name as Ifunayan Eme, an indigene of Enugu State, said she was arrested on Tuesday during the Eid-el-Kabir holiday. He said the […]
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The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has said that the naira will continue to fall against the dollar till it reach N500 to the greenback. Obiano said this during the commencement of the Anambra State Fire and Safety Summit in Awka on Wednesday. The governor, who expressed fear that the dollar would continue to […]
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Nigeria moved up three spots to the 64th position in the latest Fifa ranking released on Thursday. Gernot Rohrâ€™s men were ranked 67th in August but improved with few weeks to the commencement of the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers. Even at this move, the three-time African kings are 14th on the continent behind Cote […]
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The National President, National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, NCNDE-A, Israel Akpodoro, has commended the efforts of the Chief of Army Staff, General Yusuf Buratai and the entire Nigerian Armed Forces. Pointedly, the Operations Delta Safe and Crocodile Smile both of which he said have demystified the “boastful and hedonistic Niger Delta Avengers, NDA” in […]
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The Federal Government has slammed the PDP for once again asking President Muhammadu Buhari to quit, calling the former ruling party a shameless irritant which is bent on distracting the government from its rescue mission and returning the country to â€Egyptâ€. â€We are on a rescue mission to resuscitate Nigeria after the PDP left it […]
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Zambia has sworn in President Edgar Lungu amidst protests by the opposition, claiming that the polls were rigged. Tough challenges await the new leader in a country that has been deeply divided along tribal lines. Regional leaders who attended the swearing-in ceremony that was boycotted by the opposition included Zimbabweâ€™s Robert Mugabe who been in […]
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has stepped up efforts to wring maximum advantage from Democratic rival Hillary Clintonâ€™s comment that his supporters are â€œdeplorablesâ€ as he seeks to portray her as out of touch with ordinary Americans Clinton said in a speech last week that half of Trumpâ€™s supporters belong â€œin a basket of deplorablesâ€ […]
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All Progressives Congress, APC, during campaign for the 2015 presidential election, played dirty opposition politics with the Boko Haram menace, especially the issue of the Chibok girls. Now, more than a year after winning the election, the party is still finding it difficult to transform into a ruling party, blaming the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, […]
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To all intents and purposes, the position of the Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, that at least one more state be created in the South East geo-political zone is most appropriate. In a recent statement, the group renewed its call for a balanced federation for the sake of equity. Pressing the demand further, the group […]
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Nigeria Agip Oil Company, NAOC/ENI, said, over 730 vendors has been trained so far in its capacity development initiatives programs, as efforts to build the capacity of Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, in the oil and gas sector across the Niger Delta. Disclosing this at the opening ceremony of a two day Business Leadership Workshop […]
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As a way of making health care service accessible to more Nigerians, the Federal Government has launched a digital health care service known as the E- Health governance platform in the country. The Minister of Health, Professor Issac Adewole launched the E- health Governance, Thursday in Abuja. Speaking to newsmen, Adewole said that the move […]
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Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar has sounded a word of warning to Ekiti State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, against the use of agents for the payment of hajj fares. This is coming as some pilgrims from the state complained of paying through agents and were not given the Basic Travelling […]
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Governor Muhammad Abubakar of Bauchi State has reiterated the determination of his administration to commence the rehabilitation of all dilapidated public primary and secondary schools in the state, as well as the dualisation of all major roads linking the state capital to other parts of the state. Governor Abubakar stated this yesterday while playing host […]
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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has berated Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole over his penchant for lies and his confirmed inconsistencies, simply because he is in a panic mode over the rejection of the APC in Edo State. Governor Wike stated that it was completely untrue that he and his Delta State counterpart, Senator […]
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Less than 24 hours after suspension of operations, Arik Air resumed its operation by 11am on Wednesday. The airline in a message to the public and its customers announced: â€œArik Air, West and Central Africaâ€™s largest airline, is pleased to announce that scheduled flights will resume from 11 am tomorrow, Wednesday September 14, 2016,â€ the […]
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Acting Auditor General of the Federation, Mrs Florence Anyanwu, has said River Niger is drying up as a result of a whole lot of uncontrolled activities going on in terms of the use of water. However, realising the importance of the River Niger to the generation of electricity, water transportation, agriculture and other socioeconomic activities, […]
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As work resumed yesterday after two days public holidays declared by the Federal Government to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid-el-Kabir, most government and private offices visited by Nigerian Pilot in Abuja recorded low turnout of workers. Besides, checks round the city centre also showed reduced vehicular movement along major high ways and bus stops. […]
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Management committee chairman of Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State, Hon Nicholas Vongsing yesterday said that Governor Simon Lalong had done well in restoring lasting peace in the state. He said â€œthe issue of clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Plateau is now in the past, because areas which were seen as […]
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