It has been annual practice of Nigerian states for years now to send selected indigenes of the state on pilgrimage to Mecca and Jerusalem, but Edo State will not be sending pilgrims to the holy lands this year. Governor Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday, made this known as he said the ... Read More »
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The abducted wife and daughter of Nigerian Supreme Court Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour have been freed,...
The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Saturday in Abuja, distributed wrappers to women groups f...
The Jigawa Government said on Thursday that it had concluded plans for the successful hosting of its...
Some politicians and other Nigerians seeking an outright ban of the Almajiri system of education, an...
Nigeria yesterday recorded a major diplomatic victory at the on going conference of the African Unio...
In order to improve security on Nigeria’s borders, the Federal Government has said it needs $244m (N38bn)to install electronic surveillance round the borders. Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, said this in Abuja on Thursday while briefing the Peoples Democratic Party National Working Committee members on the activities of the ... Read More »
The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA, on Thursday sealed off about 15 companies located in various industrial and residential areas in Lagos. LASEPA’s Director of Enforcement, Mr. Kayode Bello, who led the team, said the companies and factories were shut down because they were “sources of environmental degradation and ... Read More »
The governors of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states on Thursday lost their executive powers as the Senate and the House of Representatives formally blocked them from ‘accessing’ state funds. The action of the two chambers of the National Assembly came upon the adoption of the conference report of the two ... Read More »
The Kano State Hisba Board said on Thursday that it had commenced preparations for the mass wedding of the fourth batch of 1,000 widows and divorcees in the state. The Director-General of the Board, Abba Sufi, told reporters in Kano that the preparations followed directives by Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso. “The ... Read More »
The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, May 29, as a Public Holiday to celebrate the 2013 Democracy Day. This is contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Annesthesia Nwaobia, on Thursday in Abuja. According to the statement, the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, ... Read More »
The richest Black man in the world and President of Dangote Group – Alhaji Aliko Dangote, yesterday vowed to bring fuel importation in Nigeria to an end in four years when his proposed refinery comes on stream. Work on the proposed 400,000 barrels per day $4.25 billion refinery to be ... Read More »
A middle-aged man identified as Tersoo Terna, has been sentenced to death by hanging by a High Court in Makurdi, the Benue State capital for stealing a Toyota Hilux Jeep belonging to a clergyman. Terna was convicted on Thursday for criminal conspiracy and armed robbery. The state prosecuting counsel, Mrs Jean ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan has recovered the dead Ajaokuta Steel Complex in Kogi State from Global Steel Holdings Limited, Chairman, Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Smart Adeyemi (PDP, Kogi West) has said, in a move that came six years after the company had remained non-functional. Senator Adeyemi noted ... Read More »
Islamic group, the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has called the attention of senior citizens in Lagos, men of goodwill, the Nigerian security agencies, human rights organizations and the international community to wade into the issue of ban on hijab in schools, by the Lagos State Ministry of Education immediately. In ... Read More »