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We Are At A Time Of Monumental Challenges And Tough Choices – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja said that his administration has to make tough ‎choices in cleaning the mess left behind by years of corruption. President Buhari stated this in Abuja on Tuesday at the opening of the 21st Nigerian Economic Summit with the theme “Tough Choices: Achieving Competitiveness, ... Read More »

NYSC Unveils New Discharge Certificate For Corps Members


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Tuesday unveiled a new and improved certificate which will henceforth be issued to corps members at the conclusion of the mandatory one year national service. Director General of the NYSC, Brig-Gen. Olawumi Johnson while presenting prototype of the certificate to journalists yesterday in Abuja, ... Read More »

Lagos Warns Military Officers Against Using BRT Lanes


The Lagos State Government on Tuesday urged security personnel to comply with the State Traffic Law and desist from plying Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor along the Ikorodu Road axis. General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr. Bashir Braimah said this following a joint enforcement against ... Read More »

Kano Declares Wednesday Public Holiday To Celebrate Islamic New Year


The Kano State Government has declared October 14 as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year. Wednesday is the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calender and marks the new Islamic year 1437 after Hijra. This was contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Baba ... Read More »

New Islamic Year: Kano Declares Wednesday Public Holiday


Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has approved Wednesday, October 14, as public holiday in commemoration of the New Islamic Year 1437AH. In a press release signed by his spokesperson, Baba Dantiye, the governor congratulated the people of Kano and all the Muslim Umma for witnessing the New Year. He ... Read More »

FG Unveils New NYSC Certificates For Corps Members


The Federal Government, Tuesday, unveiled newly improved National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificates to be issued to corps members at the end of the mandatory one year service to their fatherland. The Director General of the NYSC, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, who spoke at the unveiling ceremony in Abuja, said the scheme ... Read More »

Oct. 2 Abuja Bombings: Police Arrest Masterminds, Recovers IEDs


The Nigeria Police on Tuesday in Abuja announced the arrest of two suspects in connection with the Oct. 2 coordinated bombings in Nyanya and Kuje, in the Federal Capital Territory. The bombings resulted in the death of no less than 20 persons while 21 others were injured. The Inspector-General of ... Read More »

NNPC Dismisses Rumours Of Reduction In Petrol Pump Price From N87 Per Litre To N57


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has debunked reports of a purported reduction in the current pump price of petrol from N87 per litre to N57. A statement signed by NNPC’s Group General Manger, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ohi Alegbe, in Abuja on Monday described the report as false ... Read More »

Why We Abducted Falae – Suspects


The Department of State Services (DSS) has paraded the suspected abductors of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and defunct Alliance for Democracy (AD) presidential candidate, Chief Olu Falae. The suspects, Abdullahi Usman (aka Kadiri), 26, and Babawuro Kato, who were paraded at the service’s headquarters in Abuja ... Read More »

Nigeria, Others To Endure 2 More Years Of Low Oil Prices


The Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mr. Abdalla El-Badri, said at the Annual Oil & Money Conference in London, that the decline in global crude oil prices may not abate until 2017, as the market is expected to rebalance within two years. This means countries ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Okene Under Standstill As Soldiers, Suspected Insurgents Engage In Gun Battle


Troops are engaging some suspected insurgents in a gun fight at Inike axis, Okene Local Government Area of Kogi state. According to Daily Trust, trouble started at about 5 am on Tuesday when soldiers mobilized to the area to arrest some members of the group following intelligence reports. The group, ... Read More »

Police Nowhere To Be Found As Daredevil Armed Robbers Raid Banks Unchallenged In Festac For 2hours


Men of the underworld on Tuesday morning laid siege on two commercial banks in Festac area of Lagos. The armed robbers stormed the area at about 7:30am, holding customers and residents hostage for over two hours, The NATION reports. The robbers reportedly accessed the area through the canal on Fourth ... Read More »

Work On Ekiti Airport Project Put On Hold After Oil Palm Farmer Dies Of Shock


Even before its take-off, the proposed Ekiti airport project has allegedly claimed the life of an oil plantation farmer, Tijani Hakeem. The farmer reportedly died from shock after his large oil plantation was destroyed by earth moving equipment. Following the tragic death of Mr. Hakeem, it was learnt that the ... Read More »

There Is Chemistry Between Buhari And Jacob Zuma – Osinbajo


Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo says the frosty relationship that developed between Nigeria and South Africa following a failed arms deal during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan is being mended. Speaking to Journalists while in South Africa, Osinbajo after a meeting with both President Jacob Zuma and his Deputy, ... Read More »

Buhari, AGF Disagree Over Lake Chad


President Muhammadu Buhari and Auditor-General of the Federation, AGF, Samuel Ukura, yesterday disagreed over the environmental audit report on the drying up of Lake Chad. While President Buhari noted that the report did not take into account the feasibility study conducted by a team under the tenure of former President, ... Read More »

Former Vice President, Sambo Undergoes Knee Surgery, Recuperating In The U.S


Immediate past Vice President of Nigeria, Arc. Namadi Sambo, is currently recuperating from a knee surgery carried out by doctors in the United States to save his left leg from being amputated. Sambo, said to be in the Washington, DC area after a surgery to repair a severe knee ligament ... Read More »

Buhari’s Deadline To Military On End To Boko Haram Insurgency Feasible – Obasanjo

OBJ visits Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Monday said the December deadline given to the military by President Mohammadu Buhari to end Boko Haram insurgency was realisable. However, he stated that Nigeria does not have to wait until the last of the terrorist was killed before declaring victory as the evidence of victory ... Read More »

Buhari Commiserates With Bayelsa, Alamieyeseigha’s Family


President Muhammed Buhari on Monday described the late Diepreye Alamieyeseigha former governor of Bayelsa State as a loss to the state and the Ijaw people at large. “Former Governor Alamieyeseigha was well loved by his people,” Buhari said in a condolence message signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media ... Read More »

About 5million People Displaced By Boko Haram Insurgency – Dogara


Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has said there are up to five million Nigerians displaced by the activities of the Boko Haram sect as against official figures which put the number at 2.1 million. Speaking when he received the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Ms. ... Read More »

Bayelsa Declares One-week Mourning Over Alamieyeseigha’s Death

DSP Alamieyeseigha

Bayelsa State Government has declared one week of mourning in honour of the first civilian governor of the state, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, who died on Saturday. According to a statement by the Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Esueme Dan-Kikile, all flags are to fly at half mast for the period ... Read More »