As Nigeria celebrates its 55th independence anniversary today, stakeholders in sports have frowned at its performance in the sector while others passed a vote of confidence on its performance.
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GENERALLY speaking, it is beyond doubt that the security situation in Nigeria today is still worrisome. People are still cautious about moving freely within the country, even in broad daylight. The scale of kidnapping, robbery attacks, ritual killings, murder and other devious crimes, appear to continue on the upward trajectory. This is clearly a sign of the times. The security agencies are not fairing better in the blame game.
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OUR country marks its 55th independence anniversary today. In a very fundamental sense, Nigeriaâ€™s story is also the story of my life, because I was born in the very last month of colonialism in our country, on September 5, 1960.
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National telecommunications operator, Globacom, has congratulated the Federal Government and Nigerians on the countryâ€™s 55th independence anniversary.
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MAIDUGURIâ€”Boko Haram terrorists have resorted to poisoning water sources, including wells and streams, in most of the areas they were dislodged from by troops at Kangallam and other communities along Abadam and Marte Local Government areas of Borno State.
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Second Republic lawmaker, Dr Junaid Mohammed, in this interview said the waywardness and irresponsibility of the Nigerian political class dragged Nigeria backward.
He also said for Nigeria to make headway, there must be elite political consensus.
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North-East Youth Peace, Development and Empowerment Initiative, yesterday, disowned Alhaji Usman Shettima, saying that the self-acclaimed Arewa Youths Leader was not known to the North-East youths.
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THE House of Representatives, yesterday, mandated the Committee on Aviation (when constituted) to probe the activities of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, and Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, with a view to ensuring the safety and reliability of Nigeriaâ€™s air planes and airspace.
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National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Ika South chapter, Delta State, has called on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, of the state and security agencies, to investigate activities of two former leaders of the union, bent on inflicting mayhem on innocent citizens in the local government.
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Despite the looming feud between the opposition parties and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Akwa Ibom State, over the outcome of the April 11, 2015 governorship polls, Obong Paul Ekpo of the PDP, has been re-elected chairman of the stateâ€™s chapter of Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC.
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The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Abia State has accused the state government of what it described as the unbridled demolition of buildings belonging to members in Aba under the pretext they are illegal structures.
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Ebonyi State government yesterday said it has saved N150million allegedly being stolen at the state Universal Basic Education Board, UBEB, following the recently concluded staff verification exercise.
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The Ebonyi State Governor has revised his directive on the suspension of October salaries and September running costs of some members of his cabinet, local government caretaker committee chairmen and development council coordinators.
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Umana Umana has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and other Nigerians on the 55th independence anniversary of the country. The All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate for the April elections in Akwa Ibom State, in a statement, noted that Nigerians have a lot to celebrate this year.
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Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.), has urged ex-militants, enrolled under the scheme, not to be agitated over the delay in the payment of their stipends for three months.
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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday congratulated Nigerians as the nation marks its 55th Independence Anniversary as a sovereign state, saying patriotism and selfless service are two aspects that can truly reflect the essence of the countryâ€™s Independence.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, after spending six days in New York, the United States of America (USA), where he went to attend the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with a 22-man delegation.
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Lagos- With 2015 edition of Nigeriaâ€™s biggest and most prestigious annual music awards, The Headies, fast approaching, nominees for the annual awards have been revealed. Some of the biggest nominees for the year include Wizkid, Olamide and Praiz who have received six nominations while Yemi Alade, Cobhams have been nominated in five categories.
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``Gaga, 29 will be presented with the honour at a Billboard ceremony in New York in December that will be shown live on national television for the first time. Last year's honouree was Taylor Swift.
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged Nigerians to use the occasion of the nationâ€™s 55th Independence Anniversary to rekindle the spirit of patriotism, while exhibiting actions that promote democratic ideals and peaceful co-existence at all levels in the country.
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