The age-long rivalries among the quarters in Akure, the Ondo State capital, turned violent Tuesday when It was a violent Tuesday in Akure, the Ondo State capital when youths of Isolo engaged those of Akure in a free-for-all over the directive that all shops and markets within the town should ... Read More »
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Hundreds of physically challenged persons staged a peaceful protest in Kano, Wednesday, just a day after they were celebrated internationally, over a bill before the state House of Assembly seeking to ban street begging. Chanting Allahu Akbar, the protesters marched from the premises of state High Court to the state ... Read More »
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has described the late Deji of Akure, Oba Adebiyi Adesida, as an extremely detribalised Nigerian, whose love for peaceful co-existence was unparalleled. The Sultan said this in a message of condolence to the government and people of Ondo State over the death of the monarch. In ... Read More »
Users of internet in Nigeria especially those that deploy the various social media platforms to incite the general public against the government, are in for a rude shock as the Senate has reached an advanced stage to pass a bill that proposes seven years jail term for such users. The ... Read More »
The National Emergency Management Agency, North East Zone, on Wednesday confirmed that 300 people were displaced during the Dec. 1 insurgent attack at some military formations in Maiduguri. The confirmation is contained in a statement signed by Information Officer of the agency, Mr Abdulkadir Ibrahim, and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in ... Read More »
About 500 submissions were received by the tenders board of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as bidding exercise for the production and supply of kits for 2014 Batch ‘A’ corps members kicked off yesterday in Abuja. Speaking at the opening of bidding documents for production and supply of kits ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan has written to the Senate seeking its confirmation of Chief Eze Duruiheoma as chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC). The seat was left vacant following the presidential query issued former NPC boss, Chief Festus Odimegwu for his unguarded utterances in the media which seemed to discredit ... Read More »
The Imo State police command yesterday uncovered another illegal orphanage popularly referred to as ‘baby factory’. The home which is registered as a non-governmental organization known as Ezuma Women and Children’s Rights Protection Initiative, was used by one Dr. James Ezuma as a cover for his heinous activities of encouraging ... Read More »
The State Security Service (SSS) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have released top Jigawa State government officials that were in their custody 18 days after they were first arrested. It was learnt that the affected officials were left off the hook yesterday as their continued incarceration made payment ... Read More »
The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad III yesterday called for the immediate release of a lecturer with the Kogi State University, Dr. Muhammad Nazeef Yunus, who was arrested by officials of the State Security Service (SSS) on allegations that he was the ... Read More »
The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Professor Julius Okojie has said that the Federal Government was ready to pay the four-month salary arrears owed academic staff who returns to work. Briefing journalists, yesterday, in Abuja, Okojie said; “Councils have been directed to shift the resumption date to ... Read More »
Angela Uwandu, Head of Office, Avocats Sans Frontieres (Lawyers Without Borders), has said over 1,000 Nigerians are on death row in various prisons across the country, with only four executions of condemned prison inmates carried out in the country in the last one year. Uwandu made this known, yesterday, at ... Read More »
Police in Ado-Ekiti have arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl. Usman Joshua, who is a co-tenant with the toddler’s parents, was said to have lured her into his room with biscuit at about 5:05 pm on November 3, 2013. Her mother, Wuraola, said she noticed that ... Read More »
The Chairman of the Northern Christian Elders’ Forum, NOSCEF, Elder Saidu Dogo on Tuesday decried the high level of discrimination against Christians in the 19 northern states and FCT. Dogo lamented that Muslims from neighbouring countries like Chad and Mali living in the region were treated better than natives who ... Read More »
Senate President David Mark has urged the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to ensure that the current exercise of registering and issuing National Identity cards to Nigerians succeeds. Mark made the appeal when the management team of the commission briefed him on the launching of the new project billed for Wednesday in Abuja. ... Read More »
The Supervising Minister of Defence, Mr Labaran Maku, said the ongoing armed confrontation between security forces and Boko Haram insurgents was not a civil war. Maku, the Minister of Information, said this in Abuja on Tuesday while fielding questions from journalists at a news conference to herald the Armed Forces Remembrance ... Read More »
The Federal Government on Monday reiterated its commitment to create 3.5 million jobs through the agricultural value chains of production, processing and marketing by 2015. President Goodluck Jonathan said this in Uyo at the opening of a three-day international conference on oil palm production. The conference tagged; “First International Palm ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan has been told to stop romancing corruption in order not to make Nigerians lose confidence in his administration. The Coordinator of Buhari Vanguard, Ondo State chapter, Kayode Fakuyi, said this, Monday in a statement by the state Publicity Secretary of the group, Mr. Dayo Ajayi, that the ... Read More »
The House Committee on Diaspora has described the increasing numbers of Nigerians in foreign prisons as “ridiculously embarrassing”. The Chairman of the committee Hon Abike Dabiri Erewa made this observation after the committee’s visit to two prisons in South Africa where 409 Nigerians are being held for various offences. She ... Read More »
Military authorities and the Borno State government, Monday slammed 24-hour curfew on Maiduguri following an attempt by Boko Haram sect to overrun the troubled state capital. A statement by the Secretary to the Borno State Government, Ambassador Baba Ahmed Jidda, stated: “The Borno State Government in consultation with the GOC ... Read More »