Nigeria ‘is bankrupt and we are heading to more bankruptcy’ - Sanusi

26 June 2019
Nigeria ‘is bankrupt and we are heading to more bankruptcy’ - Sanusi

Emir of Kano, Mr Muhammad Sanusi II, has warned that Nigeria is on the verge of bankruptcy as fuel and electricity subsidies, as well as debt servicing, continue to eat...

FG sets up settlements for herdsmen

26 June 2019
FG sets up settlements for herdsmen

Federal government says it has started establishing settlements for herdsmen across the nation. Mr Mohammadu Umar, permanent secretary in ministry of agriculture and rural development, made this known in Abuja...

S’East govs, Ortom, Akeredolu, Ishaku, reject FG’s settlements for herdsmen

26 June 2019
S’East govs, Ortom, Akeredolu, Ishaku, reject FG’s settlements for herdsmen

Federal Government on Tuesday said in the next five years, the establishment of Ruga settlements in the country would stop open grazing by herdsmen and end herdsmen-farmers’ clashes across the...

Insecurity: South West govs advocate state police

26 June 2019
Insecurity: South West govs advocate state police

South West governors, yesterday, unanimously demanded for state police; to tackle rising kidnapping, armed robbery, drug abuse, cultism, farmer/herders clashes, ritual killings, and other vices in the region. The governors...

Soyinka reacts to airplane seat incident; says it was ‘very minor thing’

26 June 2019
Soyinka reacts to airplane seat incident; says it was ‘very minor thing’

Nobel Laureate, Mr Wole Soyinka, has finally reacted to an incident on an airplane where a younger traveller reportedly asked him to vacate his seat. The matter was first shared...

Iran's president says Trump administration is 'afflicted with mental retardation’

26 June 2019
Iran's president says Trump administration is 'afflicted with mental retardation’

• Iran's President Hasan Rouhani accused the Trump White House of being "afflicted with mental retardation" in a TV address on Tuesday. • Rouhani said that new sanctions, targeted at...

US-Iran crisis: Trump lashes out at 'ignorant and insulting' statement

26 June 2019
US-Iran crisis: Trump lashes out at 'ignorant and insulting' statement

Donald Trump has lashed out at the "ignorant and insulting statement" released by Iran after the US president announced fresh sanctions against the Middle Eastern nation. The tweets came after...

Rich, powerful Nigerians to get multiple international passports - NIS

25 June 2019
Rich, powerful Nigerians to get multiple international passports - NIS

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has said it is contemplating the idea of issuing multiple standard international passports to high net-worth Nigerians who are frequent travelers to facilitate their business trips...

Trump signs order imposing sanctions on Iran supreme leader

25 June 2019
Trump signs order imposing sanctions on Iran supreme leader

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from...

Iranians becoming irritated with their leaders, say ‘our bones breaking’ under US sanctions

25 June 2019
Iranians becoming irritated with their leaders, say ‘our bones breaking’ under US sanctions

As the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on Iran, it’s the average person who feels it the most. From a subway performer’s battered leather hat devoid of tips, to a...

School suspends teenager for insisting ‘only two genders exist’

25 June 2019
School suspends teenager for insisting ‘only two genders exist’

A teenager suspended from school after insisting there are ‘only two genders’ has revealed he spoke out in protest at the ‘dangerous’ views being forced on to pupils. The 17-year-old...

2019 budget: Anxiety mounts as debt service-to-revenue hits 70%

24 June 2019
2019 budget: Anxiety mounts as debt service-to-revenue hits 70%

As Nigeria’s external reserves ebbed to $44.8 billion last Monday, from over $45 billion announced by Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, the prior week, anxiety is now mounting over...

Citing ‘controversy’, media aide to Senate President resigns appointment

24 June 2019
Citing ‘controversy’, media aide to Senate President resigns appointment

Mr Olu Onemola, appointed Special Assistant on New Media by Senate President, Mr Ahmad Lawan, has rejected the appointment. He announced his decision in a statement on Sunday. Onemola’s appointment...

Ex-gov spent N460m monthly on burial, Bauchi govt alleges

24 June 2019
Ex-gov spent N460m monthly on burial, Bauchi govt alleges

Bauchi State Governor, Mr Bala Mohammed, has alleged that his predecessor, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, spent N2.3bn in five months to buy materials for burial in the state. This translates to...

Ethiopia says military chief killed, regional coup failed

24 June 2019
Ethiopia says military chief killed, regional coup failed

Ethiopia’s military chief was shot to death by his bodyguard amid a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said Sunday....

FG gives conditions for obtaining new International Passport

23 June 2019
FG gives conditions for obtaining new International Passport

Nigeria immigration Service (NIS) has disclosed that National Identification Number (NIN) is a pre-condition for obtaining the new national passport, noting that the new document would be unveiled on Tuesday....

North Korea says Trump wrote Kim Jong Un an 'excellent' letter

23 June 2019
North Korea says Trump wrote Kim Jong Un an 'excellent' letter

President Donald Trump sent Kim Jong Un an "excellent letter," North Korea's state-run news agency said Saturday. Kim "said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content," the Korean...

Almajiri not good, but we won’t ban it now - Presidency

22 June 2019
Almajiri not good, but we won’t ban it now - Presidency

Presidency yesterday said the ban on Almajiri system of education which is peculiar to some Northern states, remains an objective, but not an immediate one. Almajiri is a qur’anic learning...

FG directs schools nationwide to restore history in curriculum

22 June 2019
FG directs schools nationwide to restore history in curriculum

Federal Government has directed all basic and secondary schools across the country to immediately implement teaching of history as a standalone subject from the next academic calendar. Mr Sonny Echono,...

Almost 2,000 Nigerians remain trapped in Russia after World Cup - Report

22 June 2019
Almost 2,000 Nigerians remain trapped in Russia after World Cup - Report

Human traffickers under the guise of 2018 World Cup recruited Nigerian women for jobs in Russia and later exploited them for sex work, United States 2019 Trafficking in Persons report...

Trump halts U.S. strike on Iran over possible casualties

22 June 2019
Trump halts U.S. strike on Iran over possible casualties

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he called off a planned military strike against Iran because it would have been a disproportionate response to Tehran’s downing of an unmanned...

FG to ban Almajiri, others

21 June 2019
FG to ban Almajiri, others

Federal Government is set to ban the Almajiri system, as part of long term plans to solve security challenges in the country. Almajiri is a system of Islamic education practiced...

Govs yet to reach consensus on state police - NGF

21 June 2019
Govs yet to reach consensus on state police - NGF

Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Mr Kayode Fayemi, said governors were yet to reach a consensus on state and local government police. The delay, he said, arose from the...

Buhari appoints new NNPC GMD, seven COOs

21 June 2019
Buhari appoints new NNPC GMD, seven COOs

Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari, named the new Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), will assumed office from July 7 when the current holder of the post, Mr...

We‘ll resist Fulani vigilantes in Igboland - Ohanaeze

21 June 2019
We‘ll resist Fulani vigilantes in Igboland - Ohanaeze

To combat insecurity, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has called for establishment of Fulani Youth Vigilante body in South-East to complement those in their host communities’ and...

Trump summons security team, calls Iran attack ‘big mistake’

21 June 2019
Trump summons security team, calls Iran attack ‘big mistake’

President Donald Trump declared Thursday that “Iran made a very big mistake” by shooting down a U.S. surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz and gathered top national security officials...

U.S. regulator bars airlines from flying over some Iran-controlled airspace

21 June 2019
U.S. regulator bars airlines from flying over some Iran-controlled airspace

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued an emergency order prohibiting U.S. operators from flying in an overwater area of Tehran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of...

Presidency to Obasanjo: You lied that you got no invite to Democracy Day events

20 June 2019
Presidency to Obasanjo: You lied that you got no invite to Democracy Day events

Presidency Wednesday night said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo received invitation for the celebration of Democracy Day on June 12. Recall that there was no former President or past Head...

Court overrules El-Rufai over issuing license to Pastors, Imams

20 June 2019
Court overrules El-Rufai over issuing license to Pastors, Imams

A Kaduna State High Court presided over by Mrs Hajaratu Gwadah wednesday declared that the state government has no power to screen or issue licences to religious preachers in the...

Woman asks court for protection against SSS DG’s wife’s harassment, threat to life

20 June 2019
Woman asks court for protection against SSS DG’s wife’s harassment, threat to life

A tailor, Mrs Hadiza Usman, on Wednesday dragged Director-General of State Security Service (SSS) and his wife, Mrs Y. B. Magaji and SSS FCT Director before FCT High Court Apo,...

Group petitions Oyo CP over threat to life, removal of union President

20 June 2019
Group petitions Oyo CP over threat to life, removal of union President

Daniel Agbolade, Ibadan A human rights group, Veteran Organization for Human Rights Initiative (VOHRI), has petitioned Oyo state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Shina Olukolu, over alleged threat to life and...

Tension heightens in Middle East as Iran shoots down US drone

20 June 2019
Tension heightens in Middle East as Iran shoots down US drone

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it shot down a U.S. drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal. The U.S. military declined to immediately comment....

Senate President appoints Chief of Staff, Media Adviser

19 June 2019
Senate President appoints Chief of Staff, Media Adviser

Senate President, Mr Ahmed Lawan, has appointed a Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. Lawan approved the appointments of Messers Babagana Muhammad Aji and Festus Adedayo...

CAN re-elects Ayokunle as president

19 June 2019
CAN re-elects Ayokunle as president

President of Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC), Mr Supo Ayokunle, has been re-elected president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). The result was announced on Tuesday by Mr Matthew Kukah, Bishop...

Oyo-owned Tech-U signs MoU with global tech leader for equipment support

19 June 2019
Oyo-owned Tech-U signs MoU with global tech leader for equipment support

Daniel Agbolade, Ibadan As part of efforts to internationalize its programmes and deliver on its mandate of technical and entrepreneurial education, Nigeria's only Technical University, Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan, has...

War looms in mid-east as US-Iran tensions rise

18 June 2019
War looms in mid-east as US-Iran tensions rise

U.S. and Iran edged toward a flashpoint Monday as Tehran announced it was breaking compliance with the accord that keeps it from making nuclear weapons and the Trump administration followed...

Egypt’s overthrown president Morsi dies in court during trial

18 June 2019
Egypt’s overthrown president Morsi dies in court during trial

Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state...

Akeredolu sacks 3 commissioners, nominates 5 others

18 June 2019
Akeredolu sacks 3 commissioners, nominates 5 others

Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, yesterday sacked three of his commissioners with immediate effect. The sacked commissioners were Messers Taofeek Abdulsalam of Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Solagbade Amodeni...

2019 polls: INEC to reward outstanding NYSC members with permanent employment

18 June 2019
2019 polls: INEC to reward outstanding NYSC members with permanent employment

Independent National Electoral Commission will, after reviewing 2019 general elections, reward each corps member who performed excellently in the elections with automatic employment. INEC Chairman Mr Mahmood Yakubu stated this...

Keep your certificates well, we’ll not issue twice – WAEC

17 June 2019
Keep your certificates well, we’ll not issue twice – WAEC

West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Sunday advised people in possession of its certificates to guard them well, saying it will not re-issue on account of misplacement, fire, flood or...