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Military Reopens 185km Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu road 

Military Reopens 185km Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu road 

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri The 185km Maiduguri- Damboa- Biu road which has been closed down for the past one year following incessant attacks on vehicles by boko haram has been reopened on the orders of the Chief of Army Staff. Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai. To this end, people of Damboa, Chibok, Askira-Uba, Hawul, Biu, Gwoza, Kwaya Kusar, Shani and ... Read More »

Court reduces Maina’s bail conditions to N500m

Court reduces Maina’s bail conditions to N500m

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday varied the conditions attached to the bail granted former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina. Justice Okon Abang, before who Maina is being tried on charges of money laundering, granted him conditional bail on November 25, 2015. Among the bail conditions were that Maina endorses a bond of N1billion and produce ... Read More »

Oloyede’s leadership qualities yielding results at JAMB- Prof. Galandachi

Oloyede’s leadership qualities yielding results at JAMB- Prof. Galandachi

Pioneer Vice Chancellor of Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Professor Shehu Galandachi has said the success story of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) are not unconnected with the leadership qualities of the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede. Professor Galandachi* He stated this when a delegation from the Board paid him a courtesy visit in his residence in Kano recently, ... Read More »

NIDCOM delegates, others attend Diaspora Technical Exchange program in UK

NIDCOM delegates, others attend Diaspora Technical Exchange program in UK

A Three-Day Diaspora Technical Exchange Programme has kicked-started in London, United Kingdom. The Programme being sponsored by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has experts drawn from the African Foundation. For Development (AFFORD), UK based consulting Organisation with firm bias on Diaspora-related issues. Delegates from the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) drawn from key departments and units are ... Read More »

Masari wants motorcyclists moving about at night in Katsina forests shot

Masari wants motorcyclists moving about at night in Katsina forests shot

Governor Aminu Bello Masari has requested the Nigerian Air Force to order officers and men of the force to flush out motorcyclists moving in the night in the Forests of Katsina State. Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari made this request when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Sadiq Baba Abubakar at the Headquarters ... Read More »

NAWOJ  moves to end  unwanted pregnancy among  teenagers in Ekiti

NAWOJ moves to end unwanted pregnancy among teenagers in Ekiti

Adewumi Ademiju Ado-EKiti In an attempt to tackle the alarming rate of Teenage Pregnancy and sexual violence in the state, the Ekiti Chapter of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ)  has organized a symposium to  curtail the menace. The topic of the symposium is “Dealing with the Challenges of Adolescent health, teenage pregnancy and rape” Participants were drawn from various ... Read More »

Mother hen’s battle with hawks: 20 years remembrance of a priceless jewel -By Sina Ogunbambo

Mother hen’s battle with hawks: 20 years remembrance of a priceless jewel -By Sina Ogunbambo

For those who did not grow up in villages, tales of a hen squaring it up with a  hawk in a battle might be a mere fiction, but for us privileged to have the luxury of growing up in a somewhat somnolent milieu, with mother nature, enjoying the chirpings of the birds and bleating of the goats, it is the ... Read More »

Prof Aderinto To Deliver UI’s 482nd Inaugural Lecture On Thursday

Prof Aderinto To Deliver UI’s 482nd Inaugural Lecture On Thursday

Immediate Deputy Vice-Chancellor (academic), University of Ibadan,Professor Adeyinka Aderinto is to deliver the 482nd Inaugural Lecture of the University on Thursday, January 30. Aderinto who becomes the first Criminologist to present Inaugural lecture from the Department of Sociology will speak on the topic “On the Fringe of Society”. The Lecture which is scheduled to take place at the Trenchard Hall ... Read More »

U.S., France Strengthen Defense Relationship

U.S., France Strengthen Defense Relationship

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper welcomed France’s Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly to the Pentagon to discuss issues of mutual interest between their nations. After their meeting, the secretary told Parly it was a pleasure to meet with her again as they continue to strengthen the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and France and to discuss the way ... Read More »

Zone XI Police Command gets new AIG as Leye Oyebade proceeds to NIPPS as Directing Staff

Zone XI Police Command gets new AIG as Leye Oyebade proceeds to NIPPS as Directing Staff

A new Assistant Inspector-General of Police has been posted to Zone XI Police Command, Osogbo comprising Ondo, Osun and Oyo States. The new AIG, Bashir D. Makama, PSC+ took over from AIG Adeleye O. Oyebade who is to proceed to the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos where, as a directing staff, he is expected to use ... Read More »

NLNG signs Sale and Purchase Agreement with  Eni

NLNG signs Sale and Purchase Agreement with Eni

The Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) has signed a LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with ENI for some of the remarketed volumes from NLNG’s Trains 1, 2 and 3. NLNG disclosed this on Monday in a statement signed by Eyono Fatayi-Williams, its General Manager, External Relations, in Abuja. It said that the agreement was for the supply of ... Read More »

Lagos bans commercial motorcyclists, tricycles, in six LGs from Feb 1st

Lagos bans commercial motorcyclists, tricycles, in six LGs from Feb 1st

Lagos State Government has announced the restriction and ban of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles (Keke) in six local government areas of the state with effect from Feb. 1. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, made this known in Ikeja while addressing newsmen after the State Security Council Meeting. He said ”The extant Transport Sector Reform Law ... Read More »

Lawan names Omo-Agege Chairman Constitution Review Committee

Lawan names Omo-Agege Chairman Constitution Review Committee

 The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan has announced that the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege will chair the Senate Committee on Constitution Review. L-R: Lawan, Omo-Agege* Lawan who said the committee would be inaugurated very soon, said the task has traditionally been saddled on the office of the Deputy President of the Senate and this ... Read More »

Maryam Sanda sentenced to death for killing husband

Maryam Sanda sentenced to death for killing husband

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday found Maryam Sanda guilty of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.   Ms Sanda was sentenced to death by hanging by the judge. The Nigerian police charged Ms Sanda for culpable homicide in November 2017, and sought the death penalty against the accused in a two count charge. The victim, Mr ... Read More »

Grammy Award: Burna Boy loses Best World Music Album to Beninese Angélique Kidjo

Grammy Award: Burna Boy loses Best World Music Album to Beninese Angélique Kidjo

Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has lost the Best World Music Album trophy to Beninese ace singer, Angélique Kidjo, at the 62nd Grammy Award. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, acclaimed to be world’s most prestigious music honours, held on Sunday night at the Staples Center in ... Read More »

Adeduntan: Banking Sector Recapitalisation Will Support Economic Growth

Adeduntan: Banking Sector Recapitalisation Will Support Economic Growth

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FirstBank Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, in this interview says the focus of the Central Bank of Nigeria in ensuring that the Nigerian banking industry sector remains strong will position the financial institutions to support the overall growth of the economy. The FirstBank boss also predicts that the economy will record stronger growth this year. ... Read More »

Borno PDP impressed with Zulum’s performance’

Borno PDP impressed with Zulum’s performance’

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Borno is “highly impressed” with Governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s handling of security and general performance that is “unusual in less than one year”, Usman Badeiri, factional chairman of the party said in a statement he shared. He however said himself and the state, local and ward executives he leads have no plan to ... Read More »

Chuba Akpom: I need more goals because I want to play for Super Eagles in Qatar

Chuba Akpom: I need more goals because I want to play for Super Eagles in Qatar

Arsenal academy graduate Chuba Akpom started his international career in the England youth ranks. He made it up to the u21s, scoring three goals in five games, but the journey ended there. Recently, Akpom confirmed his desire to play for the Nigeria national team instead. His parents came from the country, and he signed the documents to switch his allegiance in 2019. ... Read More »

Despite Supreme Court Judgment, Makinde, 12 Others Run LGs with Caretakers

Despite Supreme Court Judgment, Makinde, 12 Others Run LGs with Caretakers

Oyo State and 12 other states of the federation are still running local government administration without elected officials despite a judgment of the Supreme Court which about four years ago expressly forbade them from doing so. Investigation showed that the states are running the local government areas through caretaker committees, appointed by govern Among the defiant states are Borno and ... Read More »

Ronaldinho backs Arsenal sensation Gabriel Martinelli to emulate Brazil icon Ronaldo

Ronaldinho backs Arsenal sensation Gabriel Martinelli to emulate Brazil icon Ronaldo

Former two-time world best footballer,Ronaldinho has predicted that Gabriel Martinelli can emulate another Brazilian legend, Ronaldo and become the best player in the world within next three years. Former World Cup star Ronaldinho says the Arsenal teenager has got all of the attributes to follow in the footsteps of ex-Brazil superstar Ronaldo.Ex-Inter Milan and Barcelona forward Ronaldo became one of the all-time greats during ... Read More »