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Gov Abiodun extols virtues of Olota of Ota

Gov Abiodun extols virtues of Olota of Ota

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has described the Olota of Ota, Oba Abdulkabir Obalanlege as an embodiment of intellect, knowledge and intelligence, whose reign in the last one year had not only brought peace into the community, but had brought about the development the town is currently enjoying as a result of the cordial relationship between the traditional ... Read More »

Borno APC chairman, Dalori dismisses mischievous reactions over appointment of Gusau, others by Governor Zulum

Borno APC chairman, Dalori dismisses mischievous reactions over appointment of Gusau, others by Governor Zulum

… Says Zulum has right to appoint even someone from China … Commends Zulum’s development drive The state chairman of the APC in Borno, Hon Ali Bukar Dalori has dismissed what he called the reactions of some mischief makers over recent appointments by Governor of the state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum. The party chairman was apparently speaking in response to ... Read More »

Lawan’s SA on New Media inherited from Saraki Resigns

Lawan’s SA on New Media inherited from Saraki Resigns

Mr. Olu Onemola, the Special Assistant on New media to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has resigned his appointment. A statement by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Media & Publicity, Mohammed Isa made this known today, Sunday in Abuja. Onemola was one of the aides Senator Lawan inherited from the immediate past Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki. ... Read More »

FG takes verification, payment of ex-Nigeria Airways workers in Diaspora to London

FG takes verification, payment of ex-Nigeria Airways workers in Diaspora to London

*Dr Mohammad Kyari Dikwa* The Federal Government has disclosed taking the verification and payment of ex-workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways Limited (NAL) in Diaspora to London, United Kingdom (UK). The two weeks exercise which will be conducted by an Inter-Ministerial Team begins on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Nigerian High Commission Complex in London, UK. The Inter-Ministerial Team ... Read More »

Oloyede to Nigerian youth: Stop the blame game, you are leaders of today, not tomorrow

Oloyede to Nigerian youth: Stop the blame game, you are leaders of today, not tomorrow

Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede has charged Nigerian youth to stop the blame game and assume their rightful positions in the leadership of the country.He said they are leaders of today and not tomorrow. Professor Oloyede spoke when an 11-man delegation of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) led by its Vice-president, ... Read More »

BREAKING: Olu Onemola steps down as Lawan’s aide

BREAKING: Olu Onemola steps down as Lawan’s aide

Olu Onemola, another aide of the 9th Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has stepped down from his position as special assistant on new media. Onemola was appointed on June 19. He held the same position for Lawan’s predecessor, Bukola Saraki. However, his appointment and that of others who worked for Saraki sparked controversy. According to a report by TheCable, Onemola in ... Read More »

SHOCKING! Woman Stabs And Kills Husband In Kano, Claims Self-Defense

SHOCKING! Woman Stabs And Kills Husband In Kano, Claims Self-Defense

In a shocking twist, Hanan, a Law undergraduate of the Bayero University Kano, who stands accused of stabbing her husband, Saeed Hussein, at their home in Kano state on Friday June 21, has said he died while she was trying to defend herself. According to her neighbours, Hanan who was found with a swollen face and bruises all over her ... Read More »

TRAGIC! 72-Year-Old Cele Prophet Arrested For Burying Young Lady He Impregnated

TRAGIC! 72-Year-Old Cele Prophet Arrested For Burying Young Lady He Impregnated

Prophet Jacob Ade Farinmade, the head of Celestial Church of Christ, Gospec Mission, Mosan, Ipaja, Lagos, has been arrested by the police for secretly burying a female undergraduate he impregnated. The suspect allegedly secretly buried Bunmi after she died during childbirth and he didn’t inform her parents. The deceased was said to have been taken by her father to live ... Read More »

Bandits give conditions for ceasefire

Bandits give conditions for ceasefire

Armed bandits Bandits in Zamfara State have given conditions for laying down their arms. One of the conditions is that extra-judicial killings of Fulani, especially in local markets, should be halted. The bandits are also demanding that they be allowed to attend local markets without fear or intimidation. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Usman Nagoggo, disclosed this yesterday ... Read More »

Ahmadu Bello University appoints 2 new DVCs

Ahmadu Bello University appoints 2 new DVCs

The Governing Council of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has ratified the election of Professors Sadiq Zubair Abubakar and Danladi Amodu Ameh as Deputy Vice Chancellors (DVCs). Prof. Abubakar was elected DVC (Administration), while Prof. Ameh was voted to take charge as DVC (Academic). The council, at its 182nd meeting held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, considered the report ... Read More »

Opinion: Reflections on kidnappings by herdsmen in Yorubaland, By Rahaman Onike

Opinion: Reflections on kidnappings by herdsmen in Yorubaland, By Rahaman Onike

Out of the six geo-political zones in Nigeria, south west was the least affected by the insurgency and banditry when Boko Haram  first reared its ugly head in the country in the year 2002.Until recently that the states called Yorubaland   begin to experience wantom killings of innocent farmers by herdsmen, the usual  report and experience that time were   pockets of ... Read More »

EKEDC Warns Against Assault On Staff

EKEDC Warns Against Assault On Staff

The management of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC’s tussle to ensure that individuals who assault staff of the company are brought to book, has yielded some fruits. The company’s legal representatives have been inundated with reports of assault, public incitement and threat to life against personnel of EKEDC in recent time. While we consider this very unfortunate, as a ... Read More »

Air Peace Apologizes To Passengers Over ‘Runway Excursion Upon Landing’ In Port Harcourt

Air Peace Apologizes To Passengers Over ‘Runway Excursion Upon Landing’ In Port Harcourt

Management of Air Peace has apologized to its passengers over what it called ‘runway  excursion upon landing’of its aircraft P47291 which flew from Abuja and skidded off the runway at the Port Harcourt Airport, Omagwa, while landing due to downpour. The incidence which occurred on Saturday,June 22 at about 3.42pm did not however record any casualty. Reacting to the incidence, ... Read More »

Report: Newly released data show refugee numbers at record levels, By Emi Suzuki

Report: Newly released data show refugee numbers at record levels, By Emi Suzuki

The number of refugees globally rose to 25.9 million in 2018, up from 25.4 million in 2017, and setting a new record, according to newly released UNHCR report and World Bank estimates. The number of people seeking international protection outside of their country of origin has increased 70% since 2011. Countries producing the largest numbers of refugees include (in order) the Syrian Arab Republic, ... Read More »

Opinion: Lamentations On Almajirai, By James Usman Bagudu

Opinion: Lamentations On Almajirai, By James Usman Bagudu

You pick up your kids from school, and as you exit the school gate scores of Almajirai besiege your children begging for leftovers from their lunch boxes. This was my daily experience in Kano while picking up my children from school. A heart wrenching experience etched in my memory. Most of the time the school children treat them with scorn ... Read More »

Cisco establishes 200 Networking Academies in Nigeria

Cisco establishes 200 Networking Academies in Nigeria

Global technology company, Cisco has established 200 Networking Academies in Nigeria, toward boosting digital skills. Olakunle Oloruntimehin, General Manager, Cisco Nigeria and West African Countries, made this known during the Network Academy (NetAcad) Demo and Roundtable Session on Saturday in Lagos. Oloruntimehin said that the establishment of 200 Networking Academies made Nigeria the country with the highest number of Cisco ... Read More »