FG declares Friday public holiday, excludes bankers, others

21 February 2019
FG declares Friday public holiday, excludes bankers, others

Federal Government has declared Friday, February 22, 2019, as a public holiday, in preparation for February 23 presidential and parliamentary elections. Ministry of Interior in a statement, Wednesday, however, excluded...

SSS issues disclaimer on former boss, Lawal Daura

20 February 2019
SSS issues disclaimer on former boss, Lawal Daura

State Security Service on Tuesday warned the public to desist from engaging its disgraced former director-general, Mr Lawal Daura, on its behalf. The secret police says it has been inundated...

FG protests as Ghana deports 723 Nigerians

20 February 2019
FG protests as Ghana deports 723 Nigerians

Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Michael Abikoye, has protested the inhuman treatment of Nigerians by Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) with the deportation of 723 Nigerians between 2018 and 2019....

Leah Sharibu remains in captivity one year after

20 February 2019
Leah Sharibu remains in captivity one year after

Abducted Nigerian school girl, Leah Sharibu, on Tuesday marked one year in her kidnappers’ custody. Sharibu was abducted alongside 109 other girls from their secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State,...

National Assembly postpones resumption

18 February 2019
National Assembly postpones resumption

National Assembly has announced postponement of its resumption scheduled for Tuesday, February 19 to Tuesday, February 26. Clerk of National Assembly, Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori, made this known in a statement...

INEC postpones today’s elections

16 February 2019
INEC postpones today’s elections

Independent National Electoral Commission has decided to shift Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections till next week 23 February. It was one of the decisions reached early today in a...

Here’s why Osinbajo’s helicopter crashed

14 February 2019
Here’s why Osinbajo’s helicopter crashed

Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, yesterday, released preliminary report on the helicopter crash involving the Vice President, Mr Yemi Osinbajo and members of his team. The helicopter, Agusta AW139 with registration...

Use any finger to vote, INEC tells voters

14 February 2019
Use any finger to vote, INEC tells voters

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that voters can use any finger to cast their votes in forthcoming general elections. The commission made the clarification on its official twitter...

Polytechnic lecturers suspend strike

13 February 2019
Polytechnic lecturers suspend strike

Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its two-month-old strike, five days after its university colleagues halted theirs. Mr Usman Dutse, national president of ASUP, confirmed that the strike...

15.2 million passengers travel through Nigeria’s airports in 2018 – FAAN

11 February 2019
15.2 million passengers travel through Nigeria’s airports in 2018 – FAAN

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says a total of 15.2 million passengers passed through Nigerian airports in 227,834 aircraft movements in 2018. This was revealed in FAAN’s 2018 Annual...

Ex-army chief, David Ejoor, is dead

11 February 2019
Ex-army chief, David Ejoor, is dead

A former Chief of Army Staff, Mr David Ejoor, is dead. Ejoor was army chief between 1971 and 1975 during the Yakubu Gowon military regime. Ejoor was Urhobo from Delta...

Buhari makes 30 new appointments for RMAFC

09 February 2019
Buhari makes 30 new appointments for RMAFC

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a list containing 30 names to Senate for confirmation into Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC). RMAFC was established by Decree No.49 of 1989...

Buhari appoints acting Chair for NPC

09 February 2019
Buhari appoints acting Chair for NPC

Mr Hassan Bashiru has been appointed as acting Chairman for National Population Commission (NPC). Director, Public Affairs Department of NPC, Mr Mohammed Isah, made this known on Friday in Abuja....

INEC extends PVC collection deadline

09 February 2019
INEC extends PVC collection deadline

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended deadline for collection of permanent voters cards (PVC) by three days. Collection of PVCs was scheduled to end on Friday, February 8. The...

Sultan, 20 emirs commission Borno’s grand mosque

09 February 2019
Sultan, 20 emirs commission Borno’s grand mosque

Sultan of Sokoto, Mr Muhammad Abubakar (III), on Friday in Maiduguri, Borno State, led 20 emirs to commission the city’s Central Mosque. The structure was recently completed, 32 years after...

PDP, APC heavyweights, others lose police orderlies ahead of elections

09 February 2019
PDP, APC heavyweights, others lose police orderlies ahead of elections

Policemen attached to politicians in ruling All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party as well as others serving Very Important Persons in the country will be withdrawn ahead of the...

Army to deploy 95 per cent of troops for elections

08 February 2019
Army to deploy 95 per cent of troops for elections

Nigerian Army has said it will be deploying 95 per cent of its troops to engage in security duties during the forthcoming elections. Director, Army Public Relations, Mr Sani Usman,...

ASUU suspends strike, asks lecturers to resume work

08 February 2019
ASUU suspends strike, asks lecturers to resume work

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has officially suspended a strike it commenced three months ago. The union directed university lecturers to resume duty from today, February 8. Suspension of...

HND/Degree dichotomy stays – FG

08 February 2019
HND/Degree dichotomy stays – FG

Federal Government has said the controversial dichotomy in the placement of HND and Degree holders in federal civil service cadres has not been abolished. This is despite wide held belief...

NAF acquires 22 aircraft to fight insurgency - Air force Chief

07 February 2019
NAF acquires 22 aircraft to fight insurgency - Air force Chief

Chief of Air Staff, Mr Sadique Abubakar, on Wednesday said Nigerian Air Force recently acquired 22 new aircraft to support various ongoing military operations across the country. Abubakar disclosed this...

Boko Haram in charge, issues movement permit in Baga – Fleeing residents

06 February 2019
Boko Haram in charge, issues movement permit in Baga – Fleeing residents

Displaced residents of Baga, a border community in Borno State recently taken over by Boko Haram insurgents, said the federal government is lying in claims that the town has been...

FG presents licences to four new private universities

06 February 2019
FG presents licences to four new private universities

National Universities Commission (NUC) on Tuesday presented provisional licences to four newly approved private universities in Nigeria. The new universities are Greenfield University, Kaduna; Dominion University, Ibadan Oyo State; Trinity...

NMA tasks FG over cancer control plan

06 February 2019
NMA tasks FG over cancer control plan

Daniel Agbolade, Ibadan President of Nigeria Medical Association, (NMA), Mr. Francis Faduyile, has called for urgent implementation of National Cancer Control Plan 2018-2022 by the Federal Government. Faduyile who made...

Oyo to launch BESDA

06 February 2019
Oyo to launch BESDA

Daniel Agbolade, Ibadan Oyo State government through the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) will on Thursday launch Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) Programme in the state. The...

God, Adeboye’s prayers saved me - Osinbajo

04 February 2019
God, Adeboye’s prayers saved me - Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday said God’s mercy and the special prayer of protection that General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Mr Enoch Adeboye, prayed for him...

How we survived helicopter crash with Osinbajo - Buhari’s adviser

04 February 2019
How we survived helicopter crash with Osinbajo - Buhari’s adviser

Mr Babafemi Ojudu, a political adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday thanked safety measures and quick response of security personnel for saving himself and 11 others who were in...

Buhari salutes Osinbajo’s spiritual strength after crash

04 February 2019
Buhari salutes Osinbajo’s spiritual strength after crash

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for his “resilience” over how he handled the helicopter crash. According to a statement from Mr Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesman,...

Ex-senator, Waku is dead

04 February 2019
Ex-senator, Waku is dead

A former Senator, Mr Joseph Waku is dead. According to a family source, Waku died yesterday evening at National Hospital in Abuja after a brief illness. Born on June 12,...

Osinbajo, again, escapes death as helicopter crash lands

03 February 2019
Osinbajo, again, escapes death as helicopter crash lands

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo escaped death on Saturday as his helicopter crash-landed in Kogi state, his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, said. Mr Akande in a tweet said, “VP Osinbajo’s Chopper crash...

Labour Minister, 10 others on-board Osinbajo’s crashed helicopter

03 February 2019
Labour Minister, 10 others on-board Osinbajo’s crashed helicopter

Vice-president’s office has released additional details about the incident. Mr Laolu Akande, a presidential spokesperson, said 12 people including minister of state for labour and productivity, Mr Stephen Ocheni, senior...

Why our helicopter carrying Osinbajo crashed - Caverton Group

03 February 2019
Why our helicopter carrying Osinbajo crashed - Caverton Group

An air charter service, Caverton Helicopter, on Saturday blamed hazy weather conditions for the helicopter crash involving Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. The Lagos-based firm said the incident occurred at about 3:00...

Universities remain shut as FG, ASUU fail to reach agreement

02 February 2019
Universities remain shut as FG, ASUU fail to reach agreement

For the ninth time in about three months, Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday, failed to reach a compromise on ending the three months old...

Onnoghen loses bid to stop CCT trial

31 January 2019
Onnoghen loses bid to stop CCT trial

Court of appeal sitting in Abuja has dismissed a motion filed by Mr Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria, seeking stay of proceedings on his ongoing trial at Code...

Nigeria remains as corrupt as it was before Buhari – Transparency International

30 January 2019
Nigeria remains as corrupt as it was before Buhari – Transparency International

Nigeria is still perceived as a country deep in corruption without clear policies to address the menace, Transparency International said on Tuesday. The anti-corruption campaigner released its 2018 Corruptions Perceptions...

NJC gives Onnoghen, Acting CJN seven days to respond to petitions

30 January 2019
NJC gives Onnoghen, Acting CJN seven days to respond to petitions

National Judicial Council has given seven days to suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter Onnoghen, to respond to a petition written against him. NJC also gave the acting Chief...

Lawyers in Rivers, Ogun, others boycott courts, Lagos, Kano ignore NBA

30 January 2019
Lawyers in Rivers, Ogun, others boycott courts, Lagos, Kano ignore NBA

Lawyers in many states on Tuesday complied fully with the boycott courts order given by leadership of Nigerian Bar Association to protest suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter...

PSC approves appointment of 8 new DIGs

30 January 2019
PSC approves appointment of 8 new DIGs

Police Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday approved the appointment of 8 new Deputy Inspector-General of Police, just as it announced its approval of the re-constitution of the Management Team of...

Reps approve N30,000 as new minimum wage

30 January 2019
Reps approve N30,000 as new minimum wage

Members of House of Representatives on Tuesday set the new National Minimum Wage as N30,000. They reached the decision a day after conducting a public hearing on the bill for...

14.3m Nigerians abuse cocaine, tramadol, others – FG

30 January 2019
14.3m Nigerians abuse cocaine, tramadol, others – FG

Report on the first-ever National Survey on Drug Use in Nigeria, presented by Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja, has shown that 14.3 million people, representing approximately 14.4 per cent...

Nigeria has 11 million stunted children – UNICEF

30 January 2019
Nigeria has 11 million stunted children – UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says Nigeria has the second largest number of stunted children in the world, with over 11 million children under the age of five affected. Annefrida...





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