Newly appointed vice chancellor of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Professor Abdullahi Abdu Zuru has assumed office, pledging to ensure that the University lives up to the ideals of its founding fathers.
Professor Zuru made the pledge, during his first meeting with the management staff of the University, yesterday, in Sokoto.
He also assured them of his readiness to work with them as a team towards the realisation of the said objectives.
Earlier, the acting vice chancellor, Professor Muhammad
The Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (OSOPADEC) has inaugurated footbridges with new innovations to enable the people of the riverine communities of the state have unhindered access to their homes.
The bridges, introduced by the new board of OSOPADEC will cover 10 kilometres in 157 riverine communities of Ilaje and Ese-Odo Local Government Areas of the state.
The commission said the construction of the footbridges became necessary in view of the difficulties faced by the
THE organised labour in Benue State, on Wednesday, directed workers to embark on an indefinite strike, commencing from today.
The directive was contained in the resolution jointly issued after the joint session of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) and signed by Simon Anchaver and Ordue Tartenger, NLC and TUC chairmen, respectively.
The union observed the governmentâ€™s decision to unilaterally deduct workersâ€™ salaries despite the position of the organised labour to resist
Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr Tunde Ogunsakin, has, again, reassured that no stone will be left unturned in the quest to rid the state of the menace of kidnappers.
He gave the re-assurance, on Wednesday, while briefing newsmen in his office in Port- Harcourt ,on the launch of â€œStop kidnappingâ€, scheduled to take place at the Police Officersâ€™ Mess tomorrow (Friday).
He said the campaignâ€ with the topic â€œKidnapping: The Cancer Spreading, Multidimensional Challenges for South-South
THE Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola , has commiserated with the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, over the death of his son, Hamza, in a road accident, expressing deep shock at the incident.
In a condolence message to the former minister, who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Fashola said the death of Hamza was a painful one especially when viewed against the background that he was a young man with a promising future.
OYO State government, on Wednesday, announced the postponement of the formal take-off of its Technical University, Ibadan, attributing the situation to security challenges in the country.
The development was announced at a joint press conference held at the state Executive Council Chambers of the Governorâ€™s Office, Ibadan, by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Ismail Olalekan Alli and the Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, Professor Oladapo Afolabi.
Alli, at the
President Goodluck Jonathan is to bag the highest traditional title in Abuja, in what the original inhabitants termed an appreciation of his developmental strides in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
The award is being planned to be conferred on the president by the FCT Indigenes Coalition Groups for Jonathan.
The organisers stated that besides the cultural fiesta to be staged in solidarity for the president, the traditional title would further boost the confidence of Abuja natives to massively
The United States House of Representatives is set to pass legislation authorising it to sue President Barack Obama for what Republican leaders describe as his overreach of authority.
The resolution is expected to pass the Republican-controlled chamber in a party line vote on Wednesday.
Its sponsors say Mr Obama exceeded his powers when he delayed an insurance deadline in his healthcare law.
The president's aides say the prospective suit is a political stunt.
The governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, on Tuesday, told the 20 lawmakers pushing for his removal in office through impeachment procedure that no one could tamper with his mandate.
The governor, who promised to make himself available before the seven-man probe panel to clear all the indictments, stated this while receiving various groups, which paid him a visit during the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations at the Governorâ€™s Lodge, Lafia, the state capital.
He further told the sympathisers
Baring any last minute change, President Goodluck Jonathan may announce a new Inspector General of Police (IGP) after the Federal Executive Council(FEC) today.
The new IGP will replace the incumbent IGP, Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar, whose tenure expires tomorrow.
M.D Abubakar will complete 35 years in service on Thursday and may bow out after a distinguished career, stretching over the years.
He was appointed the 16th indigenous IGP in January 2012 and took over from Abubakar Ringim.
THE abducted wife of Cameroonâ€™s Vice Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, who was kinapped on Sunday, has been rescued from Boko Haram kidnappers.
The rescue operation was carried out by soldiers from Cameroon in an operation reported to have lasted several hours.
According to Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 16 people died during the rescue operation.
Cameroonâ€™s Minister of Information, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, confirmed the freedom of the vice prime ministerâ€™s wife.
RESEARCHERS have found that for every 1,000 children who received malaria vaccine, an average of 800 cases of illness could be prevented.
They also found out that the vaccine continues to provide protection 18 months after its injections were given.
The manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has now applied for regulatory approval, making this the first vaccine to reach this step.
The company has asked the European Medicineâ€™s Authority to approve it for global use.
It said together with other preventative
EIGHT people were killed by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect in an invasion of Katarko town, Yobe State.
In the attack which reportedly lasted from about 7.30 p.m on Monday to 2.00 a.m on Tuesday, the insurgents shot sporadically, leading to the killing.
Katarko, 22 kilometres south of Damaturu, and a community in Gujba Local Government Area of the state, is also renowned as a fortress for Boko Haram insurgents in the state.
Eyewitnesses held that the attackers headed to the military base
BOMB scare, on Tuesday, pervaded Kano town, after the Monday twin bomb explosion detonated by female suicide bombers.
The first bomb scare occured at the Abubakar Rimi Market around 9.00 a.m on Tuesday, when traders resumed for normal business activities
The traders at the market ran in different directions, following an alarm raised by one of the traders who said he saw a cellophane bag allegedly believed to contain explosive improvised devices (EIDs)
However, when anti-bomb detectors arrived at
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has allayed the fears in the minds of Nigerians that the 2015 general election will mar the country, assuring that the election is â€œa possible turning point for the best for Nigeria.â€
UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, Mr Daouda Toure, who said this while on a courtesy call to the Director General National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Professor Tijanni Bande condemned the speculation and insinuation that the election will
THE acting Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Benedict Adeyileka, has hinted that the regulatory agency has started monitoring the activities of some foreign carriers operating into Nigeria and that of Aero Contractor, the only Nigerian airline still operating the West Coast, after the suspension of flights on the routes by Arik Air.
The development came even as he confirmed that the manifest of the passengers on board the same aircraft that flew the Ebola victim into
THE umbrella body of Ijaws, the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide, has absolved former president of the council, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, of blame over his comments on terrorists attack on General Muhammadu Buhari.
The apex Ijaw youth group spoke through its spokesman, Mr Eric Omare, who condemned the attack on Dokubo, described it as double standard when frontline supporter of Buhari, Mallam El-Rufai, cast aspersion on President Goodluck Jonathan.
Omare averred that the attack on Dokubo was
Opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, celebrated with Muslim faithful, saying the escape of General Muhammadu Buhari from bomb blast was a sign that God had accepted their supplication during the fast.
In a statement issued in Kaduna, on Tuesday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party hailed its Muslim brothers and sisters for their self-deprivation and spiritual supplication to God, and urged them to imbibe the lessons of Ramadan in their daily lives,
MINISTER of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, has denied the allegation that he is a member of any cult group but accused the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of harbouring secret cult members.
This is just as he also boasted that he had what it takes to dislodge the state governor, Honourable Rotimi Amaechi and the ruling party from the state Government House in 2015, adding that the APC was afraid of him because he knew a lot about the party.
He said this while