Buhari to Govs: Nigeria’s economy is in bad shape

15 December 2018
Buhari to Govs: Nigeria’s economy is in bad shape

Governors of the 36 states who met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said the president told them that Nigerian economy is in a bad shape. Chairman of Nigeria Governors...

Fashola under fire over claims FG not responsible for poor electricity

15 December 2018
Fashola under fire over claims FG not responsible for poor electricity

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has sparked outrage after saying the federal government should not be blamed for poor electricity supply across the country. The...

Nigerian Army accuses UNICEF of impropriety, announces ‘suspension’ of its activities in North-east

15 December 2018
Nigerian Army accuses UNICEF of impropriety, announces ‘suspension’ of its activities in North-east

Nigerian army has announced that it is suspending activities of UNICEF in North-eastern Nigeria. The army made the announcement in a statement circulated by PRNigeria, a news agency with close...

Presidency speaks on Army’s ‘suspension’ of UNICEF activities

15 December 2018
Presidency speaks on Army’s ‘suspension’ of UNICEF activities

The presidency has spoken on Nigerian army’s announcement on Friday that it has “suspended” all activities of UNICEF in North-east. Mr Garba Shehu, spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, said Nigerian...

Nigerian Army reverses self on ‘suspension’ of UNICEF

15 December 2018
Nigerian Army reverses self on ‘suspension’ of UNICEF

A few hours after it announced a controversial suspension of UNICEF activities in Boko Haram-ravaged North-east, Nigerian Army has reversed itself. UNICEF is one of several international organisations working to...

Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram in Borno community

15 December 2018
Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram in Borno community

Information from credible sources in Borno state indicate that Nigerian soldiers have been engaged in a fierce battle with Boko Haram fighters in Gudumbali town. Gudumbali is the headquarters of...

Ibadan Poly graduates 9,549 students

15 December 2018
Ibadan Poly graduates 9,549 students

Daniel Agbolade No fewer than 9,549 students were yesterday awarded various academic certificates in both National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND), by management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan. Rector...

It’s not FG’s problem if Nigerians lack electricity – Minister

14 December 2018
It’s not FG’s problem if Nigerians lack electricity – Minister

If you don’t have electricity, it is not Federal Government’s problem, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has declared. Fashola, who disclosed this while speaking at Nextier...

Buhari redeploys Minister to Ministry of Environment

14 December 2018
Buhari redeploys Minister to Ministry of Environment

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mr Suleiman Hassan, as Minister of Environment. The appointment followed resignation of Minister of State for Environment,...

FG supports Reps’ move to raise teachers’ retirement age to 65 - Minister

14 December 2018
FG supports Reps’ move to raise teachers’ retirement age to 65 - Minister

Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, on Thursday said federal government was in support of raising retirement age for teachers from 60 to 65 years. The minister made this known...

Senate passes bill to establish South East Devt Commission

13 December 2018
Senate passes bill to establish South East Devt Commission

A bill to establish South East Development Commission was passed by Senate on Wednesday. The passage of the bill sponsored by Mr Samuel Anyanwu, followed several debates on the report...

FG low on cash as weak economy hits revenue targets - Bloomberg

13 December 2018
FG low on cash as weak economy hits revenue targets - Bloomberg

Nigeria’s third-quarter growth figures, announced on Monday, showed the economy is still struggling, if the latest fiscal figures are anything to go by. Africa’s biggest oil producer raised N682 billion...

Buhari’s minister resigns to become emir

13 December 2018
Buhari’s minister resigns to become emir

Minister of State for Environment, Mr Ibrahim Jibrin, has resigned from the federal cabinet. His resignation follows his selection as 12th emir of Nasarawa in his native Nasarawa State. His...

Nigerians spend N1trn annually on foreign education — Ex-VC

13 December 2018
Nigerians spend N1trn annually on foreign education — Ex-VC

Pro Chancellor, Crawford University, Igbesa, Mr Oye Ibidapo-Obe, on Wednesday said that Nigerians were spending a whooping N1 trillion annually to pursue university education abroad. Ibidapo-Obe, a former Vice-Chancellor, University...

Polytechnic lecturers begin indefinite strike

13 December 2018
Polytechnic lecturers begin indefinite strike

Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Wednesday began an indefinite strike over non-implementation of 2009 and 2017 agreements reached with the union by the federal government. The polytechnic lecturers...

Oyo Social Workers elect new leaders

13 December 2018
Oyo Social Workers elect new leaders

Daniel Agbolade Members of Nigeria Association of Social Workers (NASoW), Oyo State chapter, have elected new leaders that will pilot affairs of the association for the next four years. Those...

Jonathan’s book misrepresented facts about Obama - US

12 December 2018
Jonathan’s book misrepresented facts about Obama - US

United States consulate in Nigeria has responded to allegations contained in the book written by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr Jonathan had, in his recent book, titled, ‘My Transition Hours’...

Uproar in Senate as lawmakers disagree over EFCC nominees

12 December 2018
Uproar in Senate as lawmakers disagree over EFCC nominees

Senate chamber was yesterday thrown into a rowdy session as lawmakers disagreed over confirmation of four new members of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The members are Ndasule Moses,...

Police receive 104,289 applications for 10,000 jobs

12 December 2018
Police receive 104,289 applications for 10,000 jobs

Police Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday said it had received 104,289 applications from Nigerians who want employment into the Nigeria Police Force as Constables. Spokesperson of PSC, Mr Ikechukwu Ani,...

Macron vows tax cuts, pay rise; will France’s anger subside?

11 December 2018
Macron vows tax cuts, pay rise; will France’s anger subside?

French President Emmanuel Macron tried to reassert control over a nation wracked by increasingly violent protests with offers of tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners — and an exceptional...

Brexit deal in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote

11 December 2018
Brexit deal in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote

Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to European Union leaders to...

Fuel scarcity looms as oil marketers order shutdown of depots

10 December 2018
Fuel scarcity looms as oil marketers order shutdown of depots

Depot and Petroleum Products Marketing Association (DAPPMA) yesterday directed its members to shutdown services as from 12 midnight. A directive from DAPPMA Executive Secretary, Mr. Olufemi Adewole, sent to members,...

Buhari constitutes committee on autonomy of state legislature, judiciary

10 December 2018
Buhari constitutes committee on autonomy of state legislature, judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted a Presidential Implementation Committee on Autonomy of State Legislature and State Judiciary in accordance with the 4th Alteration to 1999 Constitution. Mr Femi Adesina, Special...

FG shielding military officials, others who committ atrocities - Amnesty International

10 December 2018
FG shielding military officials, others who committ atrocities - Amnesty International

A foremost human rights group, Amnesty International, on Monday called on International Criminal Court (ICC) to urgently investigate the federal government over alleged failures to sanction military commanders and terrorists...

FAAN withdraws services from MMA2, Warri, Gombe airports

10 December 2018
FAAN withdraws services from MMA2, Warri, Gombe airports

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has notified airlines of the withdrawal of its services to Osubi Airport, Warri, Gombe Airport and Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2) over alleged indebtedness....

Migrants remittances to developing countries triple global aid - UN

10 December 2018
Migrants remittances to developing countries triple global aid - UN

Statistics released by the UN on Sunday indicate that migrants from developing countries sent home $466 billion in 2017, tripling the amount sent globally for development aid. The world body...

Buhari appoints new permanent secretaries

09 December 2018
Buhari appoints new permanent secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved appointment of nine new permanent secretaries in Federal Civil Service. The appointment was announced in a statement signed by the Head of Civil Service of...

Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

09 December 2018
Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their...

LAUTECH appoints new VC, two others

09 December 2018
LAUTECH appoints new VC, two others

Governing council of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has announced appointment of a new vice-chancellor and two other principal officers. A statement by the institution’s public relations officer,...

FG lying about Boko Haram ‘defeat’ – APC Rep

09 December 2018
FG lying about Boko Haram ‘defeat’ – APC Rep

Claim by Buhari administration that normalcy has been restored to north east of the country is a “lie”, chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Humanitarian Affairs, Mr Sani Mohammed,...

Jehovah's Witnesses’ Regional Convention ends in Ibadan

09 December 2018
Jehovah's Witnesses’ Regional Convention ends in Ibadan

Daniel Agbolade The last round of 2018 Regional Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses with thousands of delegates from Oyo, Ogun and Osun States attending will come to an end today. The...

Oyo-Osun Customs arrests 10, generates N22b

09 December 2018
Oyo-Osun Customs arrests 10, generates N22b

Daniel Agbolade, Ibadan Oyo/Osun Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in the last 11 months arrested no fewer than 10 suspects in connection with smuggling of some prohibited items into...

Kano, Katsina account for 30% of malnourished children in Nigeria - UNICEF

07 December 2018
Kano, Katsina account for 30% of malnourished children in Nigeria - UNICEF

United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), on Thursday, confirmed that Kano and Katsina states account for over 30 percent of children affected with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in Nigeria. Both states...

Nigeria’s financial contributions to ECOWAS more than 13 countries’ put together - Report

07 December 2018
Nigeria’s financial contributions to ECOWAS more than 13 countries’ put together - Report

Nigeria has contributed more money to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) than 13 other Members states put together in the last 12 years, statistics have shown. Statistics on...

Reps approve June 12 as Democracy Day

07 December 2018
Reps approve June 12 as Democracy Day

Members of House of Representatives have approved June 12 as Nigeria’s new Democracy Day. Members of the House approved this on Thursday while considering a report on “A Bill for...

Buhari to preside over ‘special’ FEC meeting Friday – Presidency

06 December 2018
Buhari to preside over ‘special’ FEC meeting Friday – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday preside over a `Special’ Federal Executive Council meeting to deliberate solely on 2019 draft budget proposal. Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President...

Prepare for long strike action, ASUU tells members

06 December 2018
Prepare for long strike action, ASUU tells members

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday charged striking members of the union in public universities across the country to prepare for long industrial action. President of the union,...

60m Nigerians can’t read nor write - FG

06 December 2018
60m Nigerians can’t read nor write - FG

Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, on Wednesday in Kano said Nigeria has about 60 million illiterate youth and adults. With an estimated population of 180 million Nigerians, this roughly...

Lecturers in colleges of education suspend two-month strike

06 December 2018
Lecturers in colleges of education suspend two-month strike

Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) has suspended its two months old strike. COEASU national president, Mr Nuhu Ogirima, disclosed this while briefing journalists after its expanded National Executive...

Nigeria consulate in South Africa dismantles passport racketeers

06 December 2018
Nigeria consulate in South Africa dismantles passport racketeers

Nigeria consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa, has dismantled the “web of powerful passport racketeers” that had operated around its premises for many years. Consequently, applicants for Nigerian passports at the...





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