Jimoh Moshood, Abuja: The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to Press Statement credited to the Senate President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON of “PLOT AGAINST HIM BY IGP”. The Nigeria Police Force is shocked at the unbelievable claims, unverifiable allegations and unfounded accusations being peddled against the
Catholic Bishops’ Conference on Tuesday called for mutual respect for Muslims in Germany ahead of the start of Ramadan. “There should be nowhere at all where human dignity is not respected. In this regard, it is irrelevant whether someone belongs to the same religious community,” conference chairman Cardinal Reinhard Marx wrote in a letter of
The President, League of Imams and Alfas, in Ondo, Ekiti and Delta States, Alhaji Kewulere Bello, has cautioned traders in foodstuffs, fruits and beverages not to hike their price during the Ramadam fast. Bello gave the advice during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti. He said it had
Saudi Arabia said that the Ramadan fasting will begin on Thursday across the globe, the official Saudi news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. The new moon of Ramadan was not spotted on Tuesday evening and Wednesday will mark the last day of the Islamic month of Shaaban, SPA said, citing religious authorities in the kingdom.
Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto has declared Thursday as the first day for the beginning of the Ramadan fasting in Nigeria. Abubakar announced the citing of the new crescent in Sokoto on Wednesday in a broadcast. He said the new moon was sighted in various places across the country that includeed Sokoto,
Turaki Hassan, Abuja: As the Muslim Ummah all over the world begin the Ramadan fast, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has urged the faithful in Nigeria to use the period to pray for peace, unity, security, socio-economic development and political stability of the country. In a statement to mark the commencement of this
The Caucus of the All Progressives Congress at the House of Representatives has endorsed former Edo State Governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, for the position of the National Chairman of the party. Oshiomhole and the lawmakers had met behind closed doors at the National Assembly for over three hours on Tuesday. In attendance were the Speaker,
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of 10 Billion Naira for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of communities destroyed by armed bandits in the North central and North West respectively. The President made this known on his Facebook page. According to the statement, the Vice President has been directed to oversee the disbursement of the funds
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Enyimba International FC of Aba on Wednesday lost 3-0 to DR Congo clubside Cara Brazzaville in their second 2018 CAF Confederation Cup group game. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the People’s Elephant conceded three goals in the first half as the host piled on the pressure
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) on Wednesday said it had suspended 22,021 pensioners from the payroll following the non-appearance of the pensioners for the verification exercise in 2017. The Executive Secretary of PTAD, Ms Sharon Ikeazor, who made the disclosure at a news conference in Abuja, said over N6 billion had been saved annually
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has neutralised many fleeing insurgents in its ongoing “Operation Thunder Strike’’ against the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East. The NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, AVM. Olatokunbo Adesanya, who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said the air interdiction commenced on Monday.
The Nigerian Airforce has inaugurated no fewer than 456 Special Forces (SF) as part of its efforts to boost the security of the country. The Air Commanding Officer (AOC) Ground Training Command, AVM Samson Akpasa made the disclosure on Wednesday during the inauguration ceremony of students of Force Protection in complex air-ground environment course 6.
A Kogi High Court sitting in Lokoja on Wednesday granted bail to Dino Melaye standing trial over alleged criminal conspiracy, illegal possession and dealing in firearms. The trial judge and Chief Judge of the State, Justice Nasir Ajanah, said he granted the accused bail due to his ill health. Ajanah said that from the documentary
NAN: Embattled Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, who vowed to attend Tuesday’s plenary of the Senate in compliance with a court decision failed to turn up. The Senate on April 2, suspended Omo-Agege (Delta-APC) over a “dissenting comment’’ on a decision of the Upper Chamber on adoption of the conference report on INEC Commission Act (2010) Amendment
The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association ( NECA) on Wednesday called on organised labour to think of the welfare and survival of enterprises while negotiating for the minimum wage. According to NECA, this is to enable entrepreneurs to continue to operate and sustain their workforce without having to retrench or shut down their businesses. Timothy Olawale,
Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, says on Wednesday the state government has secured a 60 million dollar loan from the World Bank for the construction of 500 rural roads across the state. Bagudu made the disclosure in Birnin Kebbi when he received the Emir of Yauri, Dr Muhammdu Zayyanu, who paid him a courtesy visit.
Something good about a private jet, aside from the operating cost, for a Celebrity, is the capacity to run shows in ten countries all in One Day. A private jet is capital intensive for start, it also helps you make tons of more money. Davido unveiled to fans his new Bombardier Challenger 605, according to
Oando Some shareholders of Oando Plc on Wednesday cautioned its management against moves to reconcile with Ansbury Investments Incorporated, owned by Mr Gabriele Volpi. The shareholders: Pacesetters Shareholders Association, Distinct Shareholders Association and Sage Shareholders, said their objection to the reconciliatory moves was based on an ongoing investigation of Volpi for alleged money laundering by
My Distinguished colleagues, there is an issue which I need to bring to your attention very urgently. Last night, my State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatai Ahmed revealed to me an information at his disposal that a group of suspects who had been in police cells for several weeks for cultism and whose investigation had been concluded
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales Guatemala opened an embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the U.S. made the same move. Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu attended the embassy opening in an office complex in west Jerusalem. Guatemala also followed the U.S. in May 1948 to be the second country