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Hurricane Ophelia Heads To UK

6 days ago /
International News 

The metrological office in the United Kingdom has warned of "potential danger to life" as the remnants of hurricane Ophelia heads for the British isles with one hundred and thirty kilometers per hour winds. An amber warning for Northern Ireland, where all schools closed on Monday, is already in force The hurricane...

Fayose Commissions Projects, Assures Citizens Of More Dividends Of Democracy

1 week ago /
Nation 

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has commissioned a number of projects spread across various communities in the state, as part of activities marking his 3rd year anniversary in office. Among projects commissioned by the governor are the newly completed two and half kilometer Ori-Apata-Nata Nova Road Ado Ekiti, rural electrification of Irasa...

Oyo State Wants Transfer Of Dam To State Government

1 week ago /
Nation 

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has asked the federal government to transfer ownership of the Ikere Gorge Dam to the state government. The governor made the plea while addressing journalists after a closed door meeting with president Muhammmadu Buhari at the presidential villa on Tuesday. He said the dam which stretches almost...

Che Guevara Remembered 50 Years After

1 week ago /
International News 

More than 60,000 people took to the streets of Cuba on Monday to commemorate the 50th death anniversary of latin american revolutionary, Ernesto “che” Guevara. Cuban president, Raul Castro was present at a mass rally on Sunday at the che guevara mausoleum in the town of Santa Clara, 300 kilometres east...

Togolese Call For The President’s Resignation

1 month ago /
International News 

Thousands of people took to the streets of Lome on Wednesday to protest the autocratic rule of Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe, who has ruled the former French colony since 2005. Guarded by police, gendarmerie and soldiers, demonstrators in the capital city demanded constitutional reforms, including a two-term presidential limit, as they...

Kenya's Supreme Court Criticises Country's Electoral Commission

1 month ago /
International News 

Kenya's Supreme Court has blamed the country's electoral commission (IEBC) for its decision to annul the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The judges said the 8 August poll was "neither transparent or verifiable". Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu said the IEBC did not verify the presidential results before they were announced. Mr Kenyatta...

Oil Bunkering: Navy Nabs Operators Along Calabar Water Channel

1 month ago /
Nation 

Some Nigerians and foreign nationals operating illegal oil deal have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy Ship, (NNS) for allegedly diverting 22 metric tones of diesel in an illegal Ship To Ship (STS) transfer along the Calabar water channel.   The vessel, NV Princess Oge, according to the Navy brought the product...

Hajj 2017: World Pilgrims Ready For Arafat Day

1 month ago /
Religion 

Over two million pilgrims all over the world have been moved to Minna about thirty kilometers from the holy city of Maccah in preparation for Arafat day.  Prayers for Muslims and global peace dominated the intention of many in their preparation for mount Arafat which was the scene where  prophet Mohammed’s last...

DAAR Communications PLC. Disclaimer

2 months ago /
Nation 

The management of DAAR Communications PLC., owners and operators of Africa Independent Television (AIT), Raypower FM and Faaji FM has described as phony, illegal, unauthorized, embarrassing and highly mischievous websites and social media accounts, including Facebook that are credited to the media conglomerate. The management of Daar Communications PLC., has therefore...

Several Feared Killed As Boko Haram Strikes Konduga

2 months ago /
Nation 

Several persons have been feared killed following a suicide bomb attack on a village in Konduga, about 37 kilometers from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The attack occurred in Mandarari town of Konduga Local Government Area at about 5:50 pm on Tuesday. Details about the attack are still sketchy, however, a member of...

FG Orders Immediate Probe Into NDDC

3 months ago /
Nation  Niger Delta 

The Federal Government has ordered an immediate probe into the one trillion Naira debt owed by the Niger delta development commission to contractors and allegations of project inflation. Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Thursday before the national economic council meeting, minister of Niger   delta affairs, Usani Usani, said that the...

37 Killed In Kaduna As Herdsmen, Farmers Clash

3 months ago /
Nation 

Tragedy struck again in Kaduna State on Tuesday as 37 people were reported killed in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. The incident came barely three days after four herdsmen were said to have been killed by gunmen in the same place. The fresh round of violence is said to have...

Elders Of Askira-Uba Margi Complain Over Silence On The Abduction Of 14 Women And Girls

3 months ago /
Security 

Some concerned elders of Askira-uba Margi community in Borno state are complaining over what they describe as, seeming silence, by the authorities, over the abduction of 14 women and girls, all indigenes of Askira-Uba local government area, by Boko haram insurgents, recently. They have therefore resolved to take their complaint to...

UNIMAID Attacks: Borno Governor Addresses University Senate

3 months ago /
Education  Nation  Security 

Governor Kashim Shettima on Wednesday addressed the Senate, the highest academic organ) at the University of Maiduguri ‎with his remarks focusing on measures by taking by the Borno State Government to forestall serial suicide attacks on the eastern portion of the University by Boko Haram insurgents. The Governor was invited...

We Remain Apolitical - Army

3 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army says it will remain apolitical, and ensure the preservation and sustenance of democracy- in the country. The chief of army staff, represented by the deputy chief of policy and plans, army headquarters, major-general Emmanuel Kabuk, made the pledge in Maiduguri during the army day 2017 inter-denominational church service held in...

Goalkeeper Ariyo Gets 12-Match Ban

4 months ago /
Sports  

Sunshine Stars goalkeeper David Ariyo has been handed a 12-match suspension for "breaching the NPFL Framework and Rules." Ariyo was charged by the League Management Company (LMC), which oversees the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), for assaulting an assistant referee during his team's 2-1 home loss to Plateau United on 7...

Delta Govt To Shut Down Airport For Repairs

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Delta State Government has announced that it would soon shut down the Asaba Airport for repairs in order to meet up the requirements of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Agency (NCAA). Governor Ifeanyi Okowa said major repairs would be carried out at the B Section of the airport, while repairs on...

N-Power Beneficiaries Protest Non-Payment Of Stipends

5 months ago /
Nation 

Some beneficiaries of the Federal Government N-power programme in Nasarawa have protested the non-payment of their five months stipend. The protesters, who carried placards and leaves, marched for over five kilometres from the Lafia Branch of United Bank for Africa to the Government House. Spokesman of the group, Abdulkareem Isiaka, said most...

Qatar Airways Signs World Cup Sponsorship Deal With FIFA

5 months ago /
Sports  

Qatar Airways said on Sunday it has signed a deal with global soccer body FIFA to be one of the official sponsors and the official airline of the next two World Cups, in Russia and Qatar. The state-owned carrier did not disclose the value of the deal, which it said would...

Boko Haram Ambush: One Dead, Others Hospitalized In Yobe

6 months ago /
Nation 

One person has been reported dead while seven others are said to be receiving treatment after suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorists group ambushed a vigilante group in Yobe state, northeast Nigeria.Witnesses told reporters that the vigilante group were on their way to conduct a ‘search operation’ in Wulle...


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