News

Chief of Army Staff says Boko Haram will be defeated by April

3 years ago /
Security 

The newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Alex Badeh declared the end of the Boko Haram insurgents in the Defence Headquarters on Monday.

Nigerian Military announces readiness to defeat Boko Haram

3 years ago /
Security 

The Nigerian army has procured unmanned aerial vehicles to enhance its operations to check insurgency in north east Nigeria.

President Jonathan moves to revitalize the manufacturing sector

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that one of the focal points of his administration is to revitalize the ailing manufacturing sector.

Cyrotherapy device donated to Nigerian hospital

3 years ago /
Health 

In a bid to empower Nigerians, particularly the poor and the vulnerable to lead healthier lives, the Society For Family Health through its social franchise system initiative and for the first time in Nigeria presented the Cryotherapy device used in the pretreatment of cervical cancer. 

Thai government considers declaring state of emergency to curb violence

3 years ago /

According to the security chief, Thai authorities are intensely considering a state of emergency after a weekend of violence in the capital where protesters have been trying for more than two months to bring down the government.

30 police officers wounded by protesters in Ukraine

3 years ago /
International News 

Protesters clashed with riot police in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Sunday after tough anti-protest legislation, which the political opposition says would pave the way for a police state was rushed through parliament last week.

Islamist group threatens to attack the Olympics

3 years ago /
Sports  

An Islamic militant group said in a video posted online that it was behind two suicide bombings that killed at least 34 people last month in the Russian city of Volgograd, and threatened to attack the Sochi winter olympics.

Taliban bombing kills 10

3 years ago /

A taliban suicide bomber killed 10 people in a crowded market near the Pakistani army headquarters on Monday, a day after the Taliban killed 20 soldiers near the largely lawless, tribal region of north Waziristan.

United Nations Secretary General invites Iran to peace talks over Syria

3 years ago /

Syria's political opposition said on Monday it will withdraw from international peace talks scheduled this week unless United Nations Secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon retracts to an invitation to Iran.

Iran halts its uranium enrichment programme

3 years ago /

Media sources say Iran has halted its most disputed nuclear activity under a ground-breaking deal with six world powers paving the way for the easing of some western sanctions against Tehran.

Ali Modu Sheriff visits Maiduguri amidst rumors of being a security threat

3 years ago /
Security 

Former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff last week returned to a rousing welcome to the state capital, Maiduguri.

Details of the Jigawa state Local government elections

3 years ago /
Politics 

Local government elections were held in all the five emirate councils that make up Jigawa, namely; Dutse, Ringim, Hadeja, Kezaure and Gumel on Saturday.

Kano state government defends mass wedding, says it attracts Allah's blessings

3 years ago /
Religion 

Hisbah board, an Islamic agency saddled with the responsibility of correcting societal ills in Kano state has reacted to critics of the state government’s mass wedding programme.

Obama defends NSA's spying activities; says it's in the best interest of America

3 years ago /

U.S. President Barack Obama says he will not allow America's communications surveillance capability to damage relations with Germany and other close US allies.

People turn out en masse to welcome acting Governor of Taraba state

3 years ago /
Politics 

The acting governor of Taraba state, Garba Umar has expressed appreciation to the people for their support and sued for continuous peace to enable further development in the state.

English Premier League (EPL) results and fixtures

3 years ago /

Chelsea displayed purposeful and robust football when they defeated Manchester United by three goals to one in one of the English Premier League matches played on Saturday.

Nigeria trashes South Africa 3 goals to 1

3 years ago /

Nigeria’s Super Eagles put a superlative performance to beat host, South Africa 3-1 and qualify for the quarter finals of the Africa Nations Championship.

Fresh fighting breaks out in Central African Republic

3 years ago /

Fresh fighting has broken out in the Central African Republic as the country prepares for the announcement of the list of candidates seeking to become the new interim president.

Komla Dumor dies at 41

3 years ago /

Tributes have continued to pour for BBC TV presenter, Komla Dumor who died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41.

Nigerian government to ban the training of government officials abroad; endorses the FUTO training centers

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP, says patronizing local institutions will help to conserve scarce resources expended on foreign training.