Few days after the return of displaced Emirs who have spent about two years in Maiduguri due to Boko Haram insurgence, believing that the fights are almost over and peace restored, the Boko Haram Sect are proving otherwise. Eleven persons have been confirmed dead while foodstuffs and livestock worth millions of Naira were destroyed following
I heartily greet and felicitate with all Nigerian children on the occasion of this yearâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Day celebration. I seize the opportunity of this year’s celebration which comes just two days before the first anniversary of the present Administration, to reassure our children and youth that we remain fully committed to fulfilling our promise of
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Thursday thanked the outgoing acting Chief Executives of Information parastatals, saying their tenure witnessed significant achievements by his ministry. â€ŽSpeaking at a meeting with the outgoing and incoming Chief Executives in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister said during the three months they acted, â€we recorded
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonishakin says the armed forces is prepared to tackle resurgence of militancy in the Niger delta region. He made this known while commissioning twelve refurbished gun boats by the two brigade Nigerian army in Okrika, Rivers state. This is in response to the recent attacks on oil facility
Standing trial before Justice Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on a charge of four hundred million naira fraud. Chief Olisa Metuh has earlier been granted bail by the court but, as part of the condition of the bail, he was made to deposit his international travel documents with the court. It was
Manchester United have appointed Jose Mourinho as manager, following the sacking of Louis Van Gaal. The 53-year-old Portuguese replaces Dutchman Louis van Gaal whose two-year reign at Old Trafford ended on Monday, two days after United lifted the FA Cup. The self-styled “Special One”, Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December, ending his second spell
Dr Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, says the ministry is planning to install automated device to enable investors verify minerals available in Nigeria. Fayemi made this known at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. He said that the device would enable both local and foreign mining investor to verify
No fewer than 100, 000 e-books are now available to Nigerian universities via the Nigerian Research and Education Network.(NgREN). Prof. Julius Okojie, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), made this disclosure at the formal donation of a -four- million dollar worth of e-content to Nigerian universities. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has approved the removal of the Director, Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Baba Shehu Lawan and his replacement by Mrs Oluwatoyin Omolola Olanipekun. Bello also approved the removal of all heads of departments as well as heads of units under the board and directed their deputies to take charge.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has assured Nigerians and the international community that the trying period the country is going through would soon be over, saying that the country would soon stabilize and return to the path of growth. This was stated in a press release signed and made available by
Â The Military Pensions Board (MPB) says payment of 33 per cent increment arrears owed military pensioners since 2010 will be completed by the end of 2017.The Chairman of the Board, Air Vice-Marshal Muhammad Dabo, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. He said the administration of
Â Â Â Â Â BUHARI ENGAGES WATER RESOURCES MINISTRYÂ Â A robust programme of action is soon to be unveiled by the ministry of water resources towards ensuring that Nigeria achieves 100 percent water supply and sanitation coverage in line with objectives of the sustainable development goals. Minister of Water Resources Suleiman Adamu stated this while briefing President
Abuja, May 25, 2016 (NAN) Following are the results of Round of 64 matches in the 2016 Federation Cup competition, played on Wednesday: Menâ€™s Competition: VENUE HOME TEAM AWAY TEAM Lokoja Sunshine Stars 2 0 Giwa FC Lokoja Flash Flamingos 1(5)PK 1(4)PK Rovers FC Makurdi Go Round 3 1 Yobe Stars Umuahia Rivers United 4
The Nigerian Army has acquired six vehicles to enhance communication in its fight against insurgency in the North-East. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the vehicles were inaugurated by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, during his visit to Lagos on Wednesday. Buratai said the vehicles, procured by the Army
Members of the immediate past National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have endorsed their dissolution and other decisions taken at the partyâ€™s National Convention held in Port Harcourt. This is contained in a statement jointly signed by the immediate past Deputy National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus and six others.
The Nigerian Army on Wednesday renewed calls on repentant Boko Haram fighters wishing to surrender to do so without wasting more time. Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the call while speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) Nursery School and a Day Care
Yakubu Muhammed was born on November 11, 1953 and attended the prominent Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he studied Social Science (B.Sc). Prior to his appointment Alh. Yakubu as new DG of Nigerian Television Authority NTA. Yakubu Mohammed joined the service of the NTA in Jos in 1977 as Current Affairs Producer. Afterward he later
President Muhammadu Buhari reaffirmed Wednesday in Abuja that his administration is fully committed and determined to do all within its powers to achieve the rapid diversification of Nigeria’s economy in the shortest possible time. Mr. Femi Adesina said Mr. President was speaking at a farewell audience with the outgoing Iranian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr.
Statement by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at MOU Signing Ceremony for Construction of 4th Mainland Bridge in Lagos: Lagos State is recording another major milestone in itâ€™s almost 50 years of existence. We have just signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 4th Mainland Bridge. The 38km bridge and expressway will become the longest bridge and
The Nigerian Minister of Finance Mrs. Kemi Adeosun is to appear before the House of Representatives plenary to debate on diversification of the Nigerian economy. The Finance Ministerâ€™s appearance before the lawmakers on Thursday is in continuation of the sectoral debates on the executiveâ€™s commitment to the governmentâ€™s diversification policy. Mrs Adeosunâ€™s appearance will be