The Zamfara Government says it has released 500 rams, to be distributed free to the poor, for the forthcoming Eid El Kabir celebrations. The state’s Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Abdullahi Shinkafi, a professor, announced this on Saturday in Gusau during a preaching session. The commissioner, represented by the Permanent Secretary ... Read More »
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has enrolled for a Master of Arts (MA) and PhD degrees at the Nat...
A mob on Tuesday set ablaze two men over alleged attempted to steal a commercial motorcycle popularl...
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, (SAN) on Monday promised to provide funds for any re...
President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senato...
The President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, on Monday, maintaine...
Teachers in public primary and junior secondary schools in Kogi in Kogi have refused to resume for the 2014/1015 academic session on Sept. 29 as directed by the State Government. The teachers, under the aegis of Basic Education Staff Association of Nigeria (BESAN), said in a statement in Lokoja on ... Read More »
The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Erediauwa, on Saturday presented Red Egbeigbe, the highest Benin traditional attire to President Goodluck Jonathan. Red Egbeigbe is the royal attire wore only by Benin prince and princess on rare occasion like marriages. Erediauwa presented the royal attire to Jonathan when he paid a ... Read More »
At least 40 Boko Haram insurgents have been killed in Borno State in the last 72 hours when troops launched major offensives against them. Eleven soldiers are believed to have lost their lives in the battles with three others reported missing while 15 are currently receiving medical treatment. Military sources ... Read More »
The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday, warned Nigerian politicians to dwell on politics of issues rather than hatred and insult as the 2015 general election draws nearer. Speaking at his palace yesterday when he turbaned the Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as Mutawallen ... Read More »
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, weekend, denied a statement credited to its president, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, accusing the president, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, of dragging Christianity into the mud, following the controversy surrounding $9.3m allegedly found in the private jet owned by the ... Read More »
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosun, on Saturday charged military personnel to always be prepared for deployment at any time as the nation was passing through trying times. Amosun gave the charge at the quarterly 10km “Route March” in Abuja. Represented at the march by Air Vice ... Read More »
Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti State on Saturday, had a semblance of normalcy after a series of violent activities by hoodlums and arsonists which rocked the city from Monday. The crisis took a turn for the worse on Thursday following the assassination of Chief Omolafe Aderiye, former State Chairman, Nigerian Union of ... Read More »
Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T.B Joshua, has debunked allegations that the miracles that take place in his church are fake. In the aftermath of a building collapse about two weeks ago in his church premises, which killed no fewer than 115 people, mostly visitors from ... Read More »
Nigerians have misinterpreted the good intention of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), when it decided to introduce online registration and delivery of Call Up letters for prospective corp members. The Director General of Brigadier General Johnson Bamidele Olawumi, said this in reaction to the criticisms that trailed the introduction ... Read More »
In a bid to step up effective border patrol and counter-terrorism operations, about 1,000 personnel of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) have been trained in Karate martial arts for self defence during unarmed combat. “We want our officers to be able to protect not only themselves but officers that work ... Read More »
Immuniation against Polio recorded 100 percent success in Rogo Local Government Area of Kano State, as parents mobilised their children below five years to take part in the immunisation exercise. The success recorded, according to an official of the primary health care (PHC) in the area, Alhaji Dayyabu Ali Karaye, ... Read More »
Suspected armed robbers shot and wounded three students of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Agbani after invading their hostel on Friday. The students shot at the Unique Hostel in the school are said to be undergoing treatment at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, Ituku-Ozalla, ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed that his administration will crush Boko Haram the way it ended the Ebola scourge. Jonathan made the vow yesterday in Benin City, at the South-south Unity Party of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “You are all aware that we have conquered Ebola and we will ... Read More »
Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has again called on politicians in Nigeria to stop politics of hatred irrespective of political differences, as 2015 elections draw nigh. The Sultan made the call on Saturday, shortly after turbanning the Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as ... Read More »
The current administration in the country has reduced poverty in Nigeria by 50 percent, said President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday. Speaking at the South South Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) political rally in Benin, tagged ‘Unity Mega Rally’, Jonathan said that the party was committed to food security and job creation ... Read More »
A non-governmental organization, Nigeria Unite, has urged the United Nations to intervene in helping the government tackle its security challenges. The group made the call in New York as it held series of protests at the U.N. general assembly and demanded immediate action. “We want the UN to take a ... Read More »
The Nigerian Navy has warned its personnel that it will not tolerate any act of indiscipline, mutiny and acts inimical to service laws and operations. Rear Adm. Obiora Charles-Medani, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Eastern Naval Command (ENC), Calabar, gave the warning on Saturday at the Third Quarter Eastern Naval ... Read More »
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Ota, said it has intensified efforts on patrol and public enlightenment to reduce road accidents in the “Ember Months.” The Ota Unit Commander of FRSC, Mr Sunday Omafu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Saturday in Ota that the ... Read More »
The Ebonyi government on Saturday said it had engaged the services of seven private firms to evacuate refuse dumps in Abakaliki on monthly basis. The state’s Commissioner for Environment, Mr David Egbu, made the disclosure at a news conference in Abakaliki shortly after the monthly sanitation in the state. Egbu ... Read More »