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Fugitive Maina sneaks in, attempts to shoot DSS operatives detailed to arrest him

Fugitive Maina sneaks in, attempts to shoot DSS operatives detailed to arrest him

A former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has been arrested after four-year manhunt. Maina was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)at a hotel in Abuja after allegedly sneaking into the country from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  According to the source, Maina was arrested as he attempted escaping ... Read More »

Masari Commissions  Multi-Million Naira Auditorium at Al-Qalam University, Katsina

Masari Commissions Multi-Million Naira Auditorium at Al-Qalam University, Katsina

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has said he would continue to overhaul the education sector of the state through out the second tenure of his government. He stated this on Sunday, 29th September 2019, in a speech shortly before he commissioned a Multi-Million Naira auditorium at Al-Qalam University, Katsina. Governor Masari explained that through the restoration agenda of ... Read More »

Rich Nigerians will suffer if economic woes persist – Soludo

Rich Nigerians will suffer if economic woes persist – Soludo

A former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Charles Soludo, has said the rich in the country will also suffer if high poverty and unemployment rates are not tackled. Soludo said this on Tuesday in Lagos while delivering a presentation on economic restructuring at a programme, tagged ‘The Platform’, organised by Covenant Christian Centre. He lamented that the country had ... Read More »

FCT Minister condemns lynching of ‘One Chance’ suspects

FCT Minister condemns lynching of ‘One Chance’ suspects

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has decried the lynching of three suspected traffic robbers popularly known as ‘One Chance’ in the Dutsen Alhaji area of Abuja, yesterday (Monday). It would be recalled that three suspected ‘one chance’ robbers were yesterday set ablaze by a mob at Dutsen Alhaji junction on Kubwa- Zuba highway in Abuja. ... Read More »

A sad narrative of my country on Independence Day, By Umar Ardo, Ph.D

A sad narrative of my country on Independence Day, By Umar Ardo, Ph.D

I just finished having breakfast in my hotel’s beautiful restaurant in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with six colleagues/friends of different nationals – British, German, Polish, American, Saudi Arabian and a fellow Nigerian. Then out of the blue, Palfreeman, the Briton, to my utter embarrassment, said “I’m sorry Umar but l read about the unfortunate kidnapping of your daughter some two weeks ago. ... Read More »

Buhari off to South Africa on Wednesday to discuss welfare of Nigerians—Presidency

Buhari off to South Africa on Wednesday to discuss welfare of Nigerians—Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Wednesday on a three-day State Visit to the Republic of South Africa, following an invitation by President Cyril Ramaphosa, to discuss welfare of Nigerians, and find common grounds for building harmonious relations with their hosts. This was disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the ... Read More »

International Coffee Day: Your cup of NESCAFÉ is more than what it is

International Coffee Day: Your cup of NESCAFÉ is more than what it is

Nestlé through its NESCAFÉ business, impacts the livelihoods of thousands of farmers in the region PRESS STATEMENT The story of your NESCAFÉ begins long before it reaches your cup. The tiny coffee bean, which is dried, roasted and ground into the powder that you brew for your coffee, is deeply rooted in West Africa, touching many lives. From Africa, for ... Read More »

Nigeria@59: Time for soul searching and reflection, says NLC

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has said the occasion of the 59th Independence Anniversary, like the ones before it, offers Nigeria an opportunity for serious soul searching and candid reflection. NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba who stated this in his Independence anniversary message made available to The State Online said “In our journey to nationhood, we have had a number ... Read More »

Makinde mobilises SDG contractors back to site

Makinde mobilises SDG contractors back to site

…set to introduce community engagement initiative to safeguard projects Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has approved the mobilisation of contractors handling different projects for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Office back to site, charging them to ensure that they deliver the projects to specification and time. This was as the SDG Office has announced its readiness to introduce a ... Read More »

Independence anniversary: Makinde salutes Nigerians, calls for prayers

Independence anniversary: Makinde salutes Nigerians, calls for prayers

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has felicitated with the people of Oyo State and Nigerians in general on the occasion of the nation’s 59th independence anniversary. Governor Makinde, in a message to the good people of Oyo State and his countrymen at large, called for renewed patriotism, perseverance and prayers to enable the country to wade through the myriads ... Read More »

I felt unbearable pain after DNA test proved my 3-children were not mine: Ex-Ghana international Odartey Lamptey

I felt unbearable pain after DNA test proved my 3-children were not mine: Ex-Ghana international Odartey Lamptey

Former Black Stars forward Nii Odartey has reiterated that he was gutted when DNA paternity test proved that his three kids with her ex-wife were not his biological children. He explained that he had heard rumours that the children were not his and when it was finally proven he felt the worst pain any human being can experience. “I thought ... Read More »

Nigeria at 59: Full text of President Buhari’s Independence Day speech

Nigeria at 59: Full text of President Buhari’s Independence Day speech

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday morning addressed the nation on the occasion of Nigeria’s 59th Independence Day anniversary. The president in the address appealed to Nigerians to be patriotic and shun all acts capable of division. He also enumerated his government’s achievements, while reiterating determination to ensure the country’s development. His full speech below: Dear Compatriots, 1st October each year ... Read More »

FUOYE Crisis: Fayemi Clears Victims’ Bills

FUOYE Crisis: Fayemi Clears Victims’ Bills

  The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has taken over the medical and funeral expenses of victims of the Federal University Oye Ekiti  (FUOYE) incident in fulfillment of his promise during a state wide broadcast recently. This was confirmed by the Chief Security Officer to the Governor, Mr Ajayi Adeyanju, who was directed by the Governor to ensure ... Read More »

Forum asks FG to Establish Federal University of Agriculture and Technology in Funtua

A Social Developmental Group, Funtua Consultative Forum has written a comprehensive memo to the Federal Government asking for a Federal University of Agriculture and Technology to be established in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State. The Group who wrote the memo addressing their various representatives in the Senate, House of Representative and State House of Assembly said it is ... Read More »

Independence Day: Remain committed to united Nigeria, Gov Oyetola urges Osun citizens

Independence Day: Remain committed to united Nigeria, Gov Oyetola urges Osun citizens

  …Assures them of better days ahead Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun has asked all the citizens, at home and in the Diaspora, to remain firmly committed to the unity of Nigeria as a nation. He made the call yesterday in his goodwill message to the people of the state on the occasion of the nation’s 59th ... Read More »

Nigeria at 59: Our future is bright – Gov Dapo Abiodun

Nigeria at 59: Our future is bright – Gov Dapo Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured that Nigeria has the potential to emerge as an economic powerhouse in the near future. According to him, the current challenges facing the country notwithstanding, Nigeria will rival other world economic powerhouses with the commitment of the leadership and the support of the populace. In his message on the nation’s independence anniversary, ... Read More »

Photo news: Buhari Commissions Annex Building of National Industrial Court of Nigeria

Photo news: Buhari Commissions Annex Building of National Industrial Court of Nigeria

  President Buhari receiving a presentation from President National Industrial Court of Nigeria Hon. Justice Babatunde Adejumo during the Commissioning of the Annex Building of National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Abuja on 30th Sep 2019   President Buhari with R-L: Minister of Justice and AGF Abubakar Malami, FCT Minister Muhammad Bello Musa, Chief Justice of Nigeria Hon. Justice Ibrahim Tanko ... Read More »