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Ogun Govt. Cavasses For State’s Inclusion In Non-Oil Revenue

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Ogun State government has advocated the need for the Federal Government to enlist the state among the beneficiaries of the non-oil revenue of the nation, giving its huge contribution to the sector. The State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr Bimbo Ashiru, made the request at a town hall meeting...

Rivers Govt. Moves To Improve State Health Sector

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has assured that the ongoing revival of the health sector in the state will improve the quality of healthcare. The Governor said that the level of work on 13 General Hospitals by his administration have reached advanced stages. He noted that amongst the hospitals being rehabilitated are zonal...

New Rivers CP Assures State Of Improved Security

3 days ago /
Nation 

The new Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, CP Ahmed Zaki, has said that although he is not unaware of the political intrigues in the state, his mission is to be professional in the fight against crime and criminality. The CP was speaking when he visited the state governor, Nyesom Wike,...

UNICEF Lauds Kaduna’s Effort In Tackling Malnourished Children

3 days ago /
Nation 

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said that it is satisfied with steps taken so far by Kaduna State Government, in addressing problem of acute malnutrition among women and children . The UNICEF Deputy Executive Programmes officer, Omar Abdi who came from the United States alongside other officials of the organisation,...

Nuhu Ribadu Calls For Purposeful Leadership

3 days ago /
Nation 

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, says a focused, open minded and cosmopolitan leader is all Nigeria needs to address the challenges of national unity in the country. Speaking at the 11th convocation ceremony of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Mr Ribadu decried the choking...

Trump-Russia Claims: US Intelligence Chiefs To Give Evidence

3 days ago /
International News 

Two US intelligence chiefs are set to testify before Congress about possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump's election campaign. They will also address Mr Trump's unsubstantiated claim that he was wiretapped by predecessor, Barack Obama. FBI director, James Comey and NSA chief, Admiral Mike Rogers will give evidence at a...

Six Kogi PDP Lawmakers Defect To APC

3 days ago /
Nation 

Six Kogi State House of Assembly members from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC). The lawmakers cited disputes that have bedevilled the PDP in the recent time as their reasons for quitting the party for the APC. In a letter sent and read at the...

Nasarawa Govt. Partners UNICEF To Tackle Malnutrition

3 days ago /
Nation 

Infants and young child feeding has been described as essential to ensure the growth and development of children. Nasarawa State Nutritional Officer, Amina Mohammed, stated this at a three-day training of community volunteers on infant and young child feeding held at Keffi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. She also stressed...

Ebele Obiano Promises Ogbaru Women Better Days

3 days ago /
Nation 

Wife of Anambra State Governor, Mrs Ebele Obiano, has reassured the women in Ogbaru Local Government Area that Governor Willie Obiano’s administration is committed to intervening in some challenges in their various communities. She was speaking when she toured four critical communities in Ogbaru LGA to have a personal interaction with...

Authorities In Abuja Decry Influx Of Beggars

3 days ago /
Nation 

Authorities in Abuja have raised alarm over the influx of beggars and hawkers into the Federal Capital Territory. They expressed concern that the influx of beggars and hawkers into Nigeria’s capital could be a security threat if not checked. As part of measures to check the situation, the Senate Committee on the Federal Capital...

Falana Berates Senate For Customs Boss’ Summon

3 days ago /
Nation 

More reactions continue to trail the summoning of the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hammed Ali (rtd), who was asked to reappear before the Senate in appropriate uniform on Wednesday, March 22. This time, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, in a statement condemned the summoning of...

Whistle-Blowers Have Everything To Gain And Nothing To Lose – Lai Mohammed

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has clearly spelt out the irresistible benefits that await whistleblowers as it also pledges protection for them. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said any whistle-blower whose information leads to the recovery of up to 1 billion Naira will receive 5 per cent of the...

FG Announces Plans To Resettle Bakassi IDPs

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has announced plans to resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Bakassi. This announcement was made by the Commissioner, Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Hajia Sadiya Farauk, at the Cross River state Government House in Calabar, the state's capital. She said the Federal Government had signed a...

Manchester United Midfielder Paul Pogba Out With Injury

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Sports  

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will miss Sunday’s Premier League match at Middlesbrough’ with a hamstring injury. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the France international pulled up in the second half of United’s Europa League win over FC Rostov on Thursday and had to be replaced by Marouane Fellaini. The...

Chinese Firm Seeks To Establish Headquaters In Calabar

6 days ago /
Nation 

A Chinese firm, China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation (CJIC), has announced its plans to locate its Nigerian headquarters to Calabar, the Cross River state capital. The Deputy Chairman of the firm, Changqing Cao, disclosed this when he led his team on a courtesy visit to Governor Benedict...

FIFA Suspends Mali From International Football

6 days ago /
International News 

FIFA has suspended Mali's teams and officials from international football because of government interference in how the country's federation, Femafoot, is run. World football's governing body said in a statement that it had decided to act after Mali's sports minister "decided to dissolve the executive committee" of the national federation. Mali's World Cup qualifying...

British Govt. To Partner With Nasarawa On Infrastructure

6 days ago /
Nation 

The British Government has pledged to partner with Nasarawa State Government in the areas of agriculture, mining, housing and infrastructure to help shore up its economic base. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Thomas, stated this when he paid Governor Tanko Al-Makura his first visit at the Government House, in...

Oyo Targets Three Million People For Immunization Against Polio, Tetanus

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Oyo State government has targeted at least three million people as the beneficiaries of the 2017 National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs), against Poliomyelitis and Tetanus Toxoid. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Azeez Adeduntan, who stated this in Ibadan, said that the first round of the NIPDs will hold between...

Boboye, Ajiboye Handed NPFL Bans

6 days ago /
Sports  

Plateau United duo Dele Ajiboye and Kennedy Boboye were on Thursday given suspensions from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The two men were given bans from the Nigeria top flight by the League Management Company following their roles in an altercation that occurred during a league game at 3SC on...

Magu Can Serve Indefinitely, Presidential Committee Tells Buhari

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to remove the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, whose confirmation was rejected by the Senate on Wednesday. The committee further stated that Magu could continue in acting capacity indefinitely. It was learnt...