News

Senate gives its nod to electronic voting

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate reconvened on Tuesday completely silent on a Federal High Court order restraining lawmakers from the Peoples’ Democratic Party who have or wish to defect to the All Progressives’ Congress from altering the leadership of the National Assembly.

NSCDC discovers illegal refinery in Abia

5 years ago /
Security 

The Abia state command of the Nigeria security and Civil Defence corps says it has arrested three suspected operators of illegal refinery in the state.

APC says Justice Ademola erred on defecting lawmakers

5 years ago /
Nation 

The thirty-seven lawmakers who decamped from the Peoples’ Democratic Party to the All Progressives’ Congress have appealed Monday’s ruling by Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja, barring them from contributing to any motion to change the leadership of Nigeria’s House of Representatives.

 

21 killed in Boko Haram suicide attack

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Defence headquarters says four terrorists believed to be suicide bombers have died in four improved explosive devise laden vehicles in Maiduguri.

US Secretary of State John Kerry departs the Middle East

5 years ago /
International News 

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left the Middle East after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the second time in less than 12 hours on Tuesday in an effort to salvage the stalled peace talks with the Palestinians.

Ebola outbreak in Guinea kills 78

5 years ago /
International News 

International Medical Charity Medicines says Guinea faces an ebola epidemic on an unprecedented scale as it battles to contain confirmed cases now scattered across several locations that are far apart.

Six die in Kenyan explosion

5 years ago /
International News 

Six people have been killed in explosions in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

Nigeria and EU trade talks stalled, says Olusegun Aganga

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Olusegun Aganga says Nigeria failed to agree to open its economy to free trade with the European Union as some areas of the economic partnership agreement still needed to be agreed upon.

Top African artistes team up to support agriculture

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Africa’s biggest music stars on Monday in Lagos came out to support agriculture in the continent with the launch of a new campaign tagged ‘cocoa na chocolate’.

CAN president, Ayo Oritsejafor says political office holders should make judicious use of their positions

5 years ago /
Religion 

Nigerian leaders at all levels of society have been challenged to make the welfare of the citizens the purpose of their offices.

Governors of north central states want terrorist activities checkmated

5 years ago /
Security 

Governors of north central states of Nigeria have asked the federal government to take urgent steps aimed at checking the activities of terrorists who have made life unbearable for the people of the zone.

Northeastern elders demand an end to Boko Haram insurgency

5 years ago /
Security 

Elders from Yobe and Borno states on Monday cried out about what they described as the escalating insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria.

Civilian pensioners demand payment of outstanding arrears and gratuities

5 years ago /
Nation 

As the National Conference resumes deliberations after agreeing on rule of voting, members of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners say their exclusion is part of the long neglect of the plight of retirees across the country.

National Conference: Yinka Odumakin feels voting formula dilemma is yet to be resolved

5 years ago /

Though delegates of the National Conference may have put to rest the controversy surrounding the rule of voting, there are those that still believe the voting pattern would still rear its head again.

National Conference: Delegates agree on 70% voting formula

5 years ago /

The controversy surrounding the method of voting at the ongoing National Conference is now over.

Nigerian Basketball Federation wants more funding from government

5 years ago /
Sports  

President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, Tijani Umar, says the federal government should fund federations directly to enable them produce good results from within and outside.

Nigeria in search of fresh talents in badminton

5 years ago /
Sports  

The Badminton Federation of Nigeria BFN, is combing the nooks and crannies of the country in search of budding talents to take over from some ageing players in the national team.

NIS recruitment: Punishing impunity and corruption

5 years ago /
Nation 

On March 15, 2014, attempt by the Nigeria Immigration Service to recruit candidates to fill four thousand five hundred vacancies, turned fatal. Death figures from the exercise around the country have been put at between sixteen and twenty applicants.

Drug dealers return back to open market in Kano

5 years ago /
Health 

In 2013, the Kano state government clamped on drug dealers in the Sabon Gari market in Kano metropolis.

NYSC DG visits Gombe corps members

5 years ago /
Gender and Youth Development 

Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi has visited corps members deployed to Gombe state for the one year mandatory national service.