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FG Disburses $500m Maternal, Child Fund

1 week ago /
Health 

The Federal Government has inaugurated a committee to supervise the $500 million grant disbursement to the 36 states of the federation and FCT to address maternal and child health challenges in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, inaugurated the committee during a retreat organised by the federal programme...

Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack On Magumeri

1 week ago /
Nation 

Troops of 8 Task Force Division, Operation Lafiya Dole, have foiled an attack on Magumeri town, Borno State, on Wednesday evening. The terrorists who came with some vehicles at about 6:00pm attempted to set the town ablaze and kill the residents but the timely intervention of the troops prevented that mishap. This...

Customs CG Honours Senate’s Invitation, Appears In Mufti

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Retired Colonel Hameed Ali has finally honoured the invitation of the Nigerian Senate to appear before lawmakers on Thursday. The Customs boss arrived at the Senate around 9.30 a.m and went straight to the office of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. The Customs boss...

Six Soldiers Detained After Attack On Woman

1 week ago /
Security 

The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had set up a Board of Inquiry (BOI), and detained six soldiers over the brutality of a woman in Lagos state. The incident on 12 March, according to the Division’s spokesperson, , Lt.-Col. Olaolu Daudu, happened in Odoguyan, Ikorodu area...

90-Count Charge Filed Against Peace Corps Leader, Dickson Akor

1 week ago /
Nation 

A 90-count charge has been filed by the Federal Government against the leader of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Dickson Akor and its Incorporated Trustees. He is being  accused of money laundering and obtaining under false pretence. The charge was filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja  by the Office of the Attorney...

Trump Says He Has Proof Of Obama Wiretapping

1 week ago /
International News 

Donald Trump has refused to detail allegations his office was bugged by former president Barack Obama, but insisted he has proof that hasn’t yet been made public. Speaking to the Fox News Tucker Carlson show, the US President was asked how he found out he had been the subject of surveillance. “Now,...

Woman’s Headphones Explodes On Flight

1 week ago /
International News 

Australian authorities have warned about the dangers of using battery-powered devices on flights after a woman's headphones caught fire. The woman was dozing on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne when she was woken by the sound of an explosion while she listened to music. She tore the headphones off to find...

Senate Orders Hammed Ali To Appear Before It On Thursday

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Senate has agreed to issue warrant of arrest to compel the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), retired Col. Hammed Ali, to appear before it on Thursday, The senate unanimously passed the motion at their plenary on Wednesday. The decision of the Senate came at the time that the Nigeria...

Senate Screens, Rejects Ibrahim Magu As EFCC Chairman

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Thursday rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Senate rejected the nomination following a letter by the Department of State Security (DSS) which upheld an earlier letter that Magu failed the integrity test and was unfit for...

British Olympian Fronts Appeal For Starvation In East Africa

1 week ago /
Sports  

British Olympic champion Mo Farah is supporting a charity appeal, launched on Wednesday, for 16 million people facing starvation in East Africa, including Somalia where he was born. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), an alliance of 13 leading British aid agencies, are raising funds for South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia,...

Romelu Lukaku Tells Everton He Will Not Sign New Deal

1 week ago /
Sports  

Romelu Lukaku has told Everton he will not sign their latest contract offer but talks will continue, Sky sources understand. Everton were willing to make the Belgium international, who has just over two years remaining on his current deal, their highest-paid player on a deal worth £100,000 per week. Last month the...

President Buhari Presides Over First FEC Meeting Since Return

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja This was the first time Buhari is presiding over the meeting since he went on medical vacation on January 19. The President’s arrival at the Council Chamber by 10:00 a.m. was announced by one...

Nigeria Customs Service Suspends Vehicle Duty Policy

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has suspended the implementation of its policy for duty payments on old vehicles, in order to resolve issues with the Senate Committee on Customs. The Acting Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Mr Joseph Attah, said this on Wednesday in Abuja. Attah said in a statement, that the Management...

Police Arrest Four Kidnap Suspects In Enugu

1 week ago /
Security 

The Police in Enugu said they had arrested two notorious kidnappers that had been terrorising motorists on three different roads in Enugu State. A statement signed by the Police Spokesperson, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, in Enugu on Tuesday said that the suspects were arrested on Feb. 24, after they were trailed to...

EFCC Intercepts N49m At Kaduna Airport

1 week ago /
Nation 

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna zonal office, on Tuesday, intercepted N49 million at the Kaduna Airport. The money was packed in five large black 150 kilogramme coloured BUHU sacks. Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media & Publicity of EFCC said the interception was carried out following a tip...

President Buhari Approves Extra N4,500 For N-Power Graduates

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhamamdu Buhari has approved an additional N4500/monthly to all the 200,000 N-Power beneficiaries to purchase a computer tablet or i-Pad which would be loaded with different applications that would further enhance their skills. The payment for the device would be stretched for 20 months, with the subsidy by government covering the repayment...

Appeal Court Sentence Former Presidential Candidate, Hama Amadou To Jail

1 week ago /
Nation 

Niger’s appeals court on Monday sentenced an exiled former presidential candidate, Hama Amadou to a year in jail for child trafficking Niger’s appeals court on Monday sentenced an exiled former presidential candidate, Hama Amadou to a year in jail for child trafficking, the final ruling in a long-running case that his...

JOINT SECURITY OPERATIONS TRAINING

1 week ago /
Security 

The British military advisory and training team has commenced training for Nigerian military personnel on joint operations planning. The training is said to have become crucial following the identified inadequate cooperation among different military services in the security operations they have to conduct jointly. The British team will share strategy...

Dogara Calls On Students From IDP Camps To Promote Peace

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has advised students from Internally Displaced Persons Camps in Abuja, to be catalysts of change. The Speaker gave the advise at the National Assembly, to mark the 2017 Commonwealth Day. He called on the students to be ambassadors of peace that will...

Nigeria, South Africa To Set Up Early Warning Unit

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria and South Africa have agreed to set up an early warning unit to look into issues that often bring friction between the citizens of both countries. This was part of the outcomes of the meeting between Nigeria’s Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Interior, Geoffrey Onyeama, Abdulrahman Dambazzau, and their South...


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