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Uganda Police Spokesman Shot Dead

6 days ago /
International News 

Uganda's national police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi has been shot dead at his home in the capital, Kampala. He was killed along with his driver and a bodyguard, city police spokesman Emilian Kayima said. There have been other killings of high profile Ugandans in recent years. Last November, Major Sulaiman Kiggundu was...

Education Secretary Applauds Al-Makura For School Renovation

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Education Secretary of Lafia East Development Area, Yusuf Ogbole, has applauded the Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-makura, for the renovation of a dilapidated primary school in the state. He made the remarks when he visited the school to inspect the ongoing construction. The governor, had during an unexpected visit to the...

Aero Contractors Sacks 410 Workers

6 days ago /
Nation 

One of Nigeria’s flag carrier airline, Aero Contractors, on Thursday wielded the big stick by sacking 410 employees from its workforce. The airline explained in a statement that it was grappling with huge personnel cost and other operational challenges worsened by a reduced fleet. According to the statement, “Those in Maintenance Repair...

Centenary City: House Seeks Prosecution Of Anyim, Bala Mohammed

6 days ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has called for the prosecution of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Pius Anyim, for his role in the Centenary City Project. The lawmakers also sought for the prosecution of former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed. The call was...

US secretary of state: Military Action Against North Korea 'An Option On The Table’

6 days ago /
International News 

Military action against North Korea is "an option on the table", US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said during a visit to South Korea. He said the policy of "strategic patience" had ended and the US was exploring a new range of diplomatic, security and economic measures. North Korea has sparked...

Moroccan King Congratulates President Buhari On Safe Return

6 days ago /
Nation 

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his successful return from a medical vacation in London. In a telephone call on Thursday, the Moroccan monarch expressed delight and happiness at the kind of reception Nigerians gave President Buhari when he returned home. According to a statement issued by...

Crude Oil Deposits Discovered In Bida

6 days ago /
Nation 

Crude oil deposits have been found in Bida basin in Niger State. Professor Nuhu Obaje, the director of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda University Research Centre, Lapai, made this known  on Thursday in Lagos. He said  his centre has informed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Niger State Government about its...

Buhari Orders Payment Of London-Paris Club Refunds To States

6 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has directed the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to urgently begin the process of releasing the second tranche of the London-Paris Club refunds to the states. President Buhari gave the directive on Thursday when he addressed...

UN Appeals For Fund To Tackle North Kenya Drought

1 week ago /
International News 

The UN is asking for $166m (£135m) to address the consequences of drought on communities in northern Kenya. Three years of unreliable rains have caused thirst and hunger after destroying livestock and leading to the spread of disease, the UN says. The number of severely food insecure Kenyans has doubled to 2.6m...

Moroccan King Replaces Prime Minister

1 week ago /
International News 

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has announced that he's replacing the country's prime minister, following a failure to form a coalition government.  A statement from the royal palace said that in order to break the current political deadlock, the king would appoint another member of the leading party - the PJD...

Aisha Buhari Urges Nigerians To Know Their Consumer Rights

1 week ago /
Nation 

The wife of the Nigerian President, Aisha Buhari, has urged Nigerians to understand their rights as consumers, in order to stand up to market abuses that undermine those rights. She said the rights of the consumer must be protected and those on the wrong side of the law should be made...

Gov. Ahmed Signs 2017 Budget Into Law

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has assented to 160.9billion Naira 2017 budget as passed by the Kwara State House of Assembly. Speaking during the signing ceremony at his office, Governor Ahmed said with the signing of the budget into law, his administration will commence execution of some major capital projects...

FG Permits Helicopter Flights In Abuja

1 week ago /
Nation 

Aviation minister Hadi Sirika says helicopters can now fly in and out of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (NAIA). He made this known while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday. The minister said that the office of the National Security Advisers would soon issue a statement reversing...

Judge Withdraws From Fani-Kayode’s Case, Three Others 3 Others

1 week ago /
Nation 

The trial judge in the case of an alleged 4.9billion Naira fraud leveled against former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has withdrawn from the matter. Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos withdrew following an allegation of likelihood of bias made against him by the former Minister. The judge ordered...

Senate Refuses To Engage Customs CG For Failure To Wear Uniform

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Senate has refused to engage with the Comptroller General of Customs,  Rtd Colonel Hameed Ali, because of his failure to wear the Customs uniform as directed by lawmakers. The Senate has asked him to reappear before it next week Wednesday in uniform. The Customs CG defied the Senate and appeared before...

Seized N3bn: Court Remands Ex-NNPC Boss Yakubu In Kuje Prison

1 week ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday remanded ‎ a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Andrew Yakubu, in Kuje Prison pending when the ruling on his bail application would be delivered on March 21.   Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the order of remand shortly after...

Military Assures Humanitarian Agencies Of Support On IDPs

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, has stated that the military outfit is tirelessly rendering support to myriads of Humanitarian Agencies, to alleviate the sufferings of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and other locals in a bid to win the peace and restore development in the region. General...

Court Fixes April 12 For Judgment On Ozekhome’s Frozen Account

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed April 12 to deliver judgment in an application filed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome challenging the temporary forfeiture of 75 million Naira, paid into his GT Bank account by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State. Justice Abdulazeez Anka fixed...

Ahmad Ahmad Elected As New CAF President

1 week ago /
Sports  

Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar has been elected as the new President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).  Ahmad got 34 votes against Issa Hayatou’s who got 20 votes. The election was held in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. Ahmad is the president of the Madagascar Football Federation while Hayatou has been CAF...

Femi Falana Condemns Senates Rejection Of Magu As EFCC Chairman

1 week ago /
Nation 

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has criticized the Senate’s rejection of Mr Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr Falana described the rejection, based on a security report by the State Security Service, as the height of official ridicule of the office of...