Retired Justice Mustapha Akanbi, the pioneer Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practises and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), on Friday, lost his wife, Alhaja Musatu Akanbi. A statement issued by the retired ICPC boss in Ilorin noted that the wife died in the early hours of Friday at an Indian hospital. Akanbi described the death as a rude ... Read More »
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An Italian, identified as Marcello Rizzo, has been reported kidnapped in the Niger Delta, the Italia...
Governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke, has won the Academy for Entrepreneurial Studies’ Best Go...
Former president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Festus Iyayi, was, yester...
Governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi Thursday presented the 2013 Merit Award of the State to 16 Nig...
If urgent steps are not taken to check environmental degradation in Nigeria, the country may lose ab...
The designation of Boko Haram and Ansaru as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) by the United States has been hailed as a welcome development by the Nigerian Government. It would be recalled that after repeated calls especially from Christians in Nigeria and those in the Diaspora, the US Department of State, ... Read More »
Dr Taher Najah, an Oil Industry Analyst with the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), says Nigeria’s energy usage is expected to rise by 40 per cent between 2010 and 2030. Najah made the projection on Friday in Lagos at the just concluded 31st annual conference of the Nigerian Association ... Read More »
The Federal Government has awarded a N7.39-billion contract for the rehabilitation of the 66-kilometre Akure-Ilesha highway. The Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen, disclosed this in Akure on Friday when he inaugurated the project. The minister, who was represented by Mr Oluyemi Oguntominiyi, the Director of Highways (South-West), Federal Ministry ... Read More »
The Nigerian Army, 7 Division, Friday, said its troops killed nine suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Rimanti Alagarno villages of Damboa local government area of Borno state. The suspected terrorists were killed when the troops of the Division launched an attack on their hideouts/camps near the Sambisa Forests. Confirming the ... Read More »
Boko Haram is holding a French priest who was kidnapped in northern Cameroon, a source in the banned Nigerian Islamist group said on Friday, rejecting claims of a rift among the insurgents. “I can confirm that the French priest is in the hands of mujahideen (fighters) from Jamaat Ahl al-Sunna ... Read More »
The President of the National Association of Kogi Students, Mr Abubakar Shuaib, has expressed sympathy with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU over the death of Prof. Festus Iyayi. Speaking to newsmen, Friday, in Lokoja, , Shuaib said that the association received the news of the ... Read More »
The family of the late former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Festus Iyayi, yesterday, disassociated themselves from the N50billion demand from the Kogi State government over the death of their son, saying that no amount of money can compensate for the loss. Speaking, yesterday, Prof. ... Read More »
Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, on Friday commended the Federal Government over the commencement of rehabilitation work on Bida-Mokwa Road. Abubakar made the commendation in Bida, Niger, on Friday during the launch of rehabilitation work on Mokwa-Bida Road by the Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen. “For decades, the road ... Read More »
The joy of Mrs. Ifeoma Odo of Ebo Umuabor in Nsukka Local Government Area, Enugu State, could turn to tears after her husband absconded on hearing that she was in labour for triplets. Odo told the News Agency of Nigeria in Nsukka on Friday that her husband, Mr. John-Patrick Odo, ... Read More »
The Chairman of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Lawali Dangulbi, said some persons burnt a police station in Dansadau town on Thursday. Dangulbi told a news conference in Gusau on Friday that some cars and motorcycles were burnt along with the station. “The persons attacked the area ... Read More »
Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa‘ad Abubakar and the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onayekan, on Thursday led other religious leaders to a conference aimed at finding lasting solution to the religious crisis in the country, particularly ... Read More »
At least eight patients, most of them in critical condition, collapsed while awaiting medical attention at the official flag off of a week-long free medical attention sponsored by the member representing Yola North, Yola South and Girei Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hajiya Aishatu Ahmad. The free medical ... Read More »
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rt. Rev. Matthew Kukah, on Wednesday, said that respect for the rule of law remained the greatest way to achieving peace in Nigeria. He made the disclosure in a keynote address at the second annual “U.S Alumni Leadership” conference in Abuja. Kukah said “peace ... Read More »
The Philippine government has defended its efforts to deliver assistance to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, many of whom have received little or no assistance since the storm struck one week ago. The response comes as government officials give conflicting estimates of the death toll, which is expected to rise further when the missing are ... Read More »
Following the spate of road accidents involving convoys of public office holders, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola yesterday pleaded with his colleagues to jettison the use of sirens on their vehicles. He made the plea at the ongoing 13th National Council on Transport in Lagos. According to Fashola, the use ... Read More »
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied calling for submission of applications from suitable candidates for a “massive nationwide recruitment 2013”. While distancing itself from a recruitment portal it described as ‘phony’, the commission noted that it was not conducting any recruitment at the moment, and the sponsors of ... Read More »
The frequency with which road crashes involving drivers in the convoy of top officials of the Kogi State Government has been attributed to their refusal to partake in training programmes organised for drivers of top government functionaries in the country by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). This was disclosed by ... Read More »
Kogi State Governor Capt. Idris Wada (rtd) Barely two days after his convoy was involved in an accident that led to the death of , Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, has approved the re-construction of the Lokoja-Okene Road at the cost of over N2 billion, just days after his convoy ... Read More »
Deji Falae Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko wept, Thursday, as the remains of the state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr, Deji Falae, were interred in his hometown, Akure. The body of the commissioner, who died along with 14 others on October 3, when an Associated Airlines’ plane conveying the ... Read More »