The head coach of Yobe Para-soccer team, Mohammed Bashiru, on Wednesday in Abuja said Yobe State was set to eradicate poverty by empowering Para-soccer players in the state. Bashiru told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, had been giving the state Para-soccer team allowance every month. He said that
( Jibrin Baba Ndace) Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has described the death of Hussaini Isah, Defence player with Niger Tornadoes FC as a great loss to the entire football family in the state Governor Abubakar Sani -Bello in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mal. Jibrin Baba Ndace said the painful
Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Tuesday said that the state government had procured 130 tractors and accessories worth N2.2 billion, to boost agricultural mechanisation ahead of the 2018 farming season. Bello made this known while inaugurating the 2018 farming season, fertiliser sales and distribution of tractors in Minna. He said that the measure would
The House of Representatives has queried the National Emergency Food Programme over its rejection of an offer by the World Food Programme (WFP) to donate rice to internally displaced persons but proceeded to use public funds to purchase 5000 metric tonnes of rice for the same purpose and handed over them to WFP. The lawmakers
Kaitlin Bennett, a woman who recently graduated from Kent State University has boldly attacked her school’s anti-gun policies in a photo shoot where she carried an AR-10 and wore a cap that said, “Come and take it.” The 22-year-old Bennett, from Zanesville, Ohio and founder of Liberty Hangout at Kent State, a student media outlet that
Sultan Saad Abubakar: Ramadan begins Thursday By Muhammad Bello/Habibu Harisu 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 sighting of the new moon in Sokoto on Wednesday in a broadcast. He said the new moon was
President Buhari submitting the 2018 Budget to the NASS in 2017 The Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Sen. Danjuma Goje, has said that no provision was made in the 2018 Budget for any increase in minimum wage during the year. Goje made this known while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja shortly after the passage
Deep Kamra, Dangote Cement country manager killed in Ethiopia Deep Kamra, the Indian manager of the cement plant owned by Nigeria’s Dangote Industries Limited in Ethiopia was killed on Wednesday after he was attacked in the restive Oromiya region while returning to Addis Ababa from the factory. Both the secretary and driver of Kamra, who
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.