A one and a half year old child with two of his siblings were, weekend burnt to death in an inferno that engulfed a building and a church in Iba Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Lagos State, leaving property worth millions of Naira destroyed. The deceased siblings identified as Imoleayo Ismaila ... Read More »
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Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki, has urged the federal ...
The Kano State Government has begun the spraying and fumigation of the municipal council areas of Ka...
The police Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Monday, arrested a former bank director, Adekunle Johnson, for ...
The Federal Government and some other Nigerians on Monday continued to pay tribute to late Chief Sol...
Boko Haram insurgents struck again, Monday, on a highway in Borno State, razing down two trucks load...
President Goodluck Jonathan, who just returned from a visit to Germany and France will Monday evening leave Abuja to join other world leaders in South Africa at events leading up to the burial of former President Nelson Mandela on 15 December, where 59 world leaders are expected. According to a ... Read More »
Four alleged sea pirates suspected to be behind various breach of maritime security in the nation’s waterways have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy. In a statement issued by the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS), Pathfinder, Base Information Officer, Lt.-Cdr. Abdulsalam Sani, on Sunday in Port Harcourt, it was stated that ... Read More »
Jonathan, Akpabio To Speak At Centenary Event In London •Akwa Ibom Selected As Face Of Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration
President Goodluck Jonathan and the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio are scheduled to address the event to mark the kick-off ceremony and business forum of Nigeria’s centenary celebration at Park Lane, London. Facilitator of Nigeria’s centenary celebration and Executive Director of Dabbs International Nigeria Ltd., Mr. Emmanuel Minimah ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for intercepting 233,699.875kg of narcotics in 2012, destruction of 1,404.27 hectares of cannabis plantation and the arrest of 8,052 suspected drug traffickers comprising 7,510 males and 542 females. The president’s commendation was conveyed in a letter addressed to the Agency through ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said it would be difficult to emulate the legacy of late Solomon Lar, a former National Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). Mr. Jonathan, represented by David Mark, the Senate President, made this known at the Order of Commendation Service organised in honour of ... Read More »
The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, said the dismantling of roadblocks has reduced corruption in the police by 80 per cent. Abubakar said this while presenting the Nigerian Police Force Scorecard in Asaba on Saturday, adding that corruption thrives in the country because the people want to cut ... Read More »
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged Nigerians to match words with actions to enable the nation achieve enduring peace and unity. Mr. Abubakar made the call when he spoke at the presentation of Staff of Office to Homun Honest Irmiya, the 28th Hama Bachama of Bachama ... Read More »
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has revealed that most Nigerian farmers have abandoned growing food and economic crops for cannabis in a bid to become instant millionaires. The NDLEA chairman, Ahmadu Giade in a statement, Saturday, said; “It is sad and disturbing that most farmers are now abandoning ... Read More »
A twenty-four-year-old man, Ndifreke Uko has allegedly impregnated his younger sister, Otobong Uko. The incident occurred which occurred at Ikang Etta Street in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State, has left residents reeling in shock as they could not fathom why the two siblings engaged in such incestuous act. Narrating her ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said the Federal Government was favourably disposed to the formation of an Africa Stand-by Force that will be charged with the responsibility of restoring peace to troubled nations on the continent. According to President Jonathan, with Nigeria being a major contributor of troops and other ... Read More »
The 2012 National HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health Survey-Plus which was recently released by the Federal Government indicate that Nigeria now has HIV prevalence rate of 3.4 per cent with Rivers State leading other states of the country with a prevalence rate of 15.2 per cent. However, this figure has been ... Read More »
An Italian, identified as Marcello Rizzo, has been reported kidnapped in the Niger Delta, the Italian foreign ministry said yesterday, adding it was in contact with his abductors. Rizzo, 55, from the Sicilian town of Randazzo, is a staff of Italian construction company, Gitto Costruzioni. It is said that Rizzo ... Read More »
Governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke, has won the Academy for Entrepreneurial Studies’ Best Governor Award for 2013. The award for transformational leadership was bestowed on the Cross River State governor for overseeing the rapid infrastructural and human development of the state. President of AES, Dr. Ausbeth Ajagu, who ... Read More »
Former president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Festus Iyayi, was, yesterday, buried in his country home at Ugbegun in Esan Central local government area of Edo State. In a homily preached by a Catholic priest, Revd Father Peter Omijie, he urged the late lecturer’s family members ... Read More »
Governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi Thursday presented the 2013 Merit Award of the State to 16 Nigerians who have made the state in their chosen fields. The awardees include foremost educationist and first African professor of physics, the late Prof. Daniel Ojo, popularly called Ojo Ugbole; literary giant, Prof. ... Read More »
If urgent steps are not taken to check environmental degradation in Nigeria, the country may lose about $460 billion to climate change by 2020 and may be exposed to a gross domestic product loss of between 2% and 11%. This was disclosed by the Executive Director, Women Environmental Programme, WEP, ... Read More »
11 alleged visa scam suspects have been charged before a High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Division by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), for offences related to forgery of documents for the procurement of visas at various embassies. The arrests and prosecution came as the ... Read More »
As part of the end-of-the-year festivities and its efforts at preparing youths for leadership, National Orientation Agency (NOA) is organizing a National Youth Summit in Abuja. Speaking on the summit, Director General of the Agency, Mr. Mike Omeri, noted the daily socio-economic and cultural problems that confront the Nigerian youth ... Read More »
An Ilesa, Osun State-based frontline industrialist, Dr. (Mrs) Olayinka Obaleye popularly known as Yinka Oba was Friday released after about two weeks in the den of her abductors. Mrs. Yinka Obaleye, founder of Yinka Oba Foams, was abducted while returning home from her company located at Ilo, Ijebu-Jesa road in ... Read More »