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Breaking: Plane Conveying Pilgrims From Saudi Arabia Crash Lands In Niger State

Breaking: Plane Conveying Pilgrims From Saudi Arabia Crash Lands In Niger State

A plane conveying about 600 pilgrims returning from the 2019 annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia crash landed at the Minna International Airport. The incident occurred around 5am today (Saturday) according to a source at the airport. The aircraft, a Boeing 744 with registration number 5N/ DBK was said to have developed technical fault in one of the plane’s four engines ... Read More »

African Dev Bank to establish agro-processing zone in Ogun- Gov Abiodun

African Dev Bank to establish agro-processing zone in Ogun- Gov Abiodun

  The African Finance Development Bank (AFDB), is putting machineries in place to site the largest Agro-Processing Zone in Ogun State. Governor Dapo Abiodun gave the hint while flagging off the State Anchor Borrowers’ Scheme at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, said the development was as a result of several engagement by the State Government with officials of ... Read More »

FEATURES-A COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE AT MY CRADLE: IWE IROHIN COMES BACK TO LIFE, By Abdulwarees Solanke

FEATURES-A COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE AT MY CRADLE: IWE IROHIN COMES BACK TO LIFE, By Abdulwarees Solanke

Abeokuta, my root and the cradle of journalism in Nigeria, last week Thursday was fittingly the city of the reenactment of the launch of the first newspaper in this part of the world, Iwe irohin fun awon Ara Egba ati Yoruba. A culmination of the memorable 6th Annual Conference of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria ACSPN, ... Read More »

Electoral, judicial victories: Omo-Agege thanks all

Electoral, judicial victories: Omo-Agege thanks all

  ….says petition to Tribunal was a needless distraction Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has expressed gratitude to the people of Delta Central Senatorial district and all Nigerians whose unwavering support has ensured undisputable electoral and judicial support. Omo-Agege’s victory was reaffirmed by the Electoral Tribunal sitting in Asaba in its verdict on Saturday. In a press ... Read More »

FG, States resolve to end Jukun-Tiv crisis

FG, States resolve to end Jukun-Tiv crisis

*Boss Mustapha* As part of measures to curtail incessant crisis between the Jukun and Tiv people, the Federal Government met with governors and stakeholders from Benue and Taraba states with commitments to bring needless loss of lives and property in the communities to a halt. In a communique issued at the end of the joint meeting between the Office of ... Read More »

FG Debunks Abuja Explosion Report, Blames Desperate Opposition

FG Debunks Abuja Explosion Report, Blames Desperate Opposition

  * Alhaji Lai Mohammad” The Federal Government has debunked the report being circulated on the social media of a bomb explosion at the South African High Commission in Abuja on Saturday, calling the report fake news orchestrated by the desperate opposition to cause panic and chaos among the populace. In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, the Minister ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu  re-states commitment to crime-free Lagos

Sanwo-Olu re-states commitment to crime-free Lagos

  …Commissions 120 Patrol Vehicles, 35 Patrol Motorcycles Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has re-stated his administration’s commitment towards ensuring that Lagos is crime-free. He made this known at the commissioning of 125 patrol vehicles and 35 patrol motorcycles for the use of security operatives in the state. Speaking at the event, Governor Sanwo-Olu noted that the model ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun commissions 100 patrol vans, 200 bikes

Gov Abiodun commissions 100 patrol vans, 200 bikes

  Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has commissioned 100 patrol vans and 200 motorcycles to strengthen internal security in the State. The Governor who applauded the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for his swiftness at ensuring that normalcy was restored back to the state when kidnappers struck in the state between the 23rd and 24th of July and ... Read More »

Sterling Bank’s 2019 agribusiness summit would help actualize $1trn Africa economy plan- Odubiyi

Sterling Bank’s 2019 agribusiness summit would help actualize $1trn Africa economy plan- Odubiyi

  Mr Yemi Odubiyi, Executive Director, Corporate and Investment Banking, Sterling Bank Plc, on Thursday, said that the Africa Summit Deal Room 2019 would help to actualize $1 trillion Africa agribusiness economy plan by 2030. Mr Yomi Odubiyi* Odubiyi stated this in a statement made available to newsmen by Mr. Roland Oroh, Director, Nigeria Agribusiness Register, to commemorate the Agriculture Africa Summit Deal Room ... Read More »

Xenophobia: Onyeama meets Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs

Xenophobia: Onyeama meets Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs

  …. Insists no Nigerian life was lost By Haruna Salami The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama on Friday met with the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs to review the the situation in South Africa. Briefing journalists after the meeting in the National Assembly, Onyeama said they weighed the various options and analised the situation in South Africa and ... Read More »

The Safest Countries in the World, Ranked According to the United Nations

The Safest Countries in the World, Ranked According to the United Nations

  By Joanne Lu Nordic countries may top the lists of happiest, most peaceful and cleanest countries in the world. But according to the UN, Japan and Singapore are actually the safest. In the latest comprehensive report on homicide by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), both Japan and Singapore reported the lowest intentional homicide rate in the ... Read More »

Xenophobia: S. A. Bishops query religious leaders, ask “What are you teaching the multitudes?”

Xenophobia: S. A. Bishops query religious leaders, ask “What are you teaching the multitudes?”

  *Archbishop Buti Tlhagale OMI* Catholic Bishops of South Africa have reacted to xenophobic attacks, saying they run contrary the tenets of Christianity, the dominant religion in the country. In a statement signed by Archbishop Buti Tlhagale OMI, of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference Office for Migrants and Refugees, the Bishops said “The teaching of the Church is direct ... Read More »