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Minister Of Interior: Freedom Of Speech Is No Excuse For Reckless And Dangerous Comments

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government says it has plans to present a bill providing for punishment of hate speech authors. Minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau who stated this while briefing newsmen in Abuja said freedom of speech is no excuse for reckless and dangerous comments. On the October 1 ultimatum given to the Igbos...

PDP Powerfully Re-Launched Itself

2 days ago /
Politics 

Nigeria’s largest opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday re-launched itself powerfully after its defeat at the last general election in 2015 at its 2017 special non-elective national convention.  The carnival like convention created an atmosphere for members to reunite. It also created an opportunity for many to sell their ambitions...

PDP Special Convention: National Caretaker Committee Extended By Four Months

2 days ago /
Politics 

The special non-elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has extended the tenure of the national caretaker committee, by four months. This was the highlight of resolutions adopted at the convention, which held in Abuja on Saturday. The party also ratified the dissolution of Anambra state executive, dissolved the executive committee...

Burkina Faso Terror Attack Kills 18, Government Says

2 days ago /
International News 

Eighteen people have been killed and a number wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses said. One Turkish citizen died but other nationalities are yet to be confirmed. The attack is...

 

Ozubulu killings: FG Sends Delegation On Condolence Visit

2 days ago /
Nation 

The catholic bishop of Nnewi, Hillary Okeke has appealed to the federal and Anambra governments not to abandon the victims of the Ozubulu church killings. Bishop Okeke said this when the federal government delegation which was on a condolence visit to the state paid a courtesy call on him. The delegation in...

Terrorism War: Military Assures UN Of Continuous Support

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian military has said that it never intended to undermine the integrity of the UN or any other humanitarian agencies have been working to alleviate the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and other vulnerable groups in the North East. This follows the search operations on the United Nations...

Jonathan Blasts Critics, Says Only PDP Can Lead Nigeria To Greatness

2 days ago /
Nation 

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has faulted critics of his administration and the Peoples Democratic Party, saying the party is back and is the only one that can lead the country to greatness. Mr Jonathan’s comments came at the PDP’s non-elective national convention today in Abuja, one month after the Supreme...

Osinbajo Congratulates Kenyatta On Election Victory

2 days ago /
Nation 

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has assured the people and government of Kenya of Nigeria’s support and cooperation in the nation’s bid towards transformation. Professor Osinbajo said this in his congratulatory message to the President, Uhuru Kenyatta following his re-election victory at the August 8 general elections. “Permit me to use this momentous...

ASUU To Embark On Indefinite Nationwide Strike

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is prepared to embark on an indefinite nationwide industrial action. This is according to a statement signed by the president of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi, following an extensive discussion. Details to follow...

Ozubulu Attack: Parishioners Hold Mass One Week After

2 days ago /
Nation 

One week after the shooting at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu that left 13 people dead and 40 wounded, the mass this morning witnessed low turnout of parishioners when the service began by 9 am. The church decided to hold a solidarity mass in which government functionaries attended en mass. The...

Gunmen Kill Two Near Anambra Church

2 days ago /
Nation 

Two persons including a police officer have been reportedly killed after gunmen struck near the Assemblies of God Church on Oguta road in Onitsha, Anambra State. Newsmen gathered that the gunmen were armed robbers who had been in the process of staging a raid when they sighted the police patrol. They reportedly...

Four Killed, Six Injured In Imo Building Collapse

3 days ago /
Nation 

Four persons have been confirmed dead while six others rescued alive from a three storey building collapse in Imo state. The incident occurred on Sunday morning at No.9 Egbu road, by fire service junction in Owerri. Reports say that the cause of the building collapse is due to structural defect as the...

FG Has Spent N6bn On School Feeding Programme In 14 States – Presidency

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has announced that a total of 14 states now benefit from the school feeding programme set up by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. In a statement by the spokesperson to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, the Presidency also noted that it is now close to its target...

Acting President Osinbajo Inaugurates Investigation Panel

5 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated the presidential panel of investigation to review compliance of the armed forces with human rights obligations and rules of engagement. The nine-man panel, which is chaired by justice Biobele Georgewill, was inaugurated at the Aso rock villa Abuja on Friday. Following allegations of human rights...

Borno APC Slams Shekau Capture Rumours

5 days ago /
Nation 

The all progressives congress, APC in Borno state has alleged that some loyalists of former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff, ‎led by one barrister Kolo Adam, are behind the recent rumours, claiming that boko haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau has been arrested at a un rented facility in Maiduguri. APC's publicity secretary, Makinta...

Abuja Kaduna Rail Station Managers Sacked

5 days ago /
Nation 

The station manager of the rail station at Idu, the terminus of the Abuja- Kaduna rail line, Pascal Nnorim has been removed. Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi wielded the hammer today while undertaking an inspection of the train station. Amaechi said reports of ticket racketeering by passengers at the Idu station had...

Air Force Promotes Transparency On Procurement Process

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian air force says it is committed to promoting transparency and fighting corruption in its defense equipment procurement process. The chief of air staff marshal Sadique Abubakar said this at a joint workshop for the air force, transparency international and the civil society advocacy centre in Abuja. The workshop aims at...

PDP Scheduled To Hold A Non-Elective Convention On Saturday

5 days ago /
Politics 

Ahead of Saturday’s special non-elective national convention of the peoples democratic party, PDP, chairman of the convention planning committee and delta state governor, senator Ifeanyi Okowa has said the party is ready to organize a successful convention. Governor Okowa stated this on Thursday while inspecting the eagles square, venue for...

FG Considers Upward Review Of Retirement Age

5 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria is considering an upward review of the retirement age of its civil servants from sixty to sixty-five This was made public in Abuja by the Labour and employment minister Chris Ngige at a send off ceremony for the retiring permanent secretary of the ministry, Clement Illoh The minister said Illoh who...

Senate Investigates Missing Custom Duty

6 days ago /
Nation 

The threat by the senate committee on customs to arrest some companies accused of complicity in the loss of about 30 trillion naira in the import-export value chain seems to be yielding results as 11 of 33 companies that appeared before the committee. After a closed door session, the chairman of...