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ECOWAS Court Fines F.G $75,000 For Negligence

6 days ago /
Nation 

The ECOWAS court of justice  (ECOWAS, court) has awarded the sum of seventy five thousand dollars damages against the federal government of Nigeria for the act of violation of fundamental human rights of the son of retired wing commander Danladi Kwasu.  Justice Nwoke Chijoke  who delivered the judgment held that  the right...

Nigeria Police Refute Claims Of Personnel Protest

6 days ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigeria police force has described as incorrect and misleading, the news making the rounds in the media that its personnel in eight state commands of the federation are protesting against the non-payment of august and September salaries. In a press release by the force public Relations Officer Jimoh Moshood, the...

Ex-Chief Of Army Staff Victor Malu Is Dead

1 week ago /
Nation 

A former chief of army staff, lt. Gen. Victor Malu, is dead. Gen. Malu died at the age of 70. Gen. Malu, according to a family source, Bemadoor, died on Monday morning, at a Cairo, Egypt hospital where he had traveled to for normal medical check-up two weeks ago. The former ECOMOG...

Kaduna postpones local government election indefinitely

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna state independent electoral commission (KAD -SIECON) on Friday announced the indefinite suspension of local government elections earlier slated to hold on December 30. The chairperson of the commission, Saratu Dikko made the announcement after an emergency meeting with the state house of assembly committee on judiciary in Kaduna. According to...

PDP condemns defection of two of its members

1 week ago /
Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the defection of two of its members Ahmed Tijani from Kogi state and Zaphaniah Jisalo from the FCT to the ruling all progressives congress (APC), as an act of illegality perpetrated on the floor of the house of representatives. Spokesperson of the party, Dayo...

Resident Doctors Begin Strike In Kaduna

1 week ago /
Nation 

Residents doctors in Kaduna State have began an indefinite strike on Tuesday over “sorry state” of healthcare facilities in state government hospitals. Dr. Joseph Jokshan, President, Association of Resident Doctors in the state, said at a press briefing Monday night in Kaduna that the state government had not responded to any...

Quit Notice: Kaduna Gets Bench Warrant To Arrest Northern Youths

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna State Government on Thursday said it had obtained a bench warrant from the court to arrest members of the Coalition of Northern Youths who  gave October 1, 2017 as deadline for Ndigbo in the North to quit or be forced out of the region. This was despite the withdrawal...

Gunmen Kidnap Assistant Police Commissioner, Others In Kaduna

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

An Assistant Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Adeniyi, has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen along the Birnin-Gwari-Funtua Road. The Assistant Police Commissioner, who is serving in Gusau, Zamfara State capital, was said to have been abducted on Wednesday in Kaduna State. A close relation of the ACP, who confirmed the incident to reporters, said...

2019 Polls: Kaduna APC Members Endorse El-Rufai, Buhari For Second Term

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state have endorsed Governor Nasiru El-Rufai and President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office come 2019. At a stakeholders meeting held in the state capital, the APC members drawn from the 23 local government areas, say their endorsement of President...

FG Feeds 3 Million School Kids

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Over 19,000 schools and about three million pupils  have so far been covered under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme of the Muhammadu Buhari administration. According to figures released by the Vice President’s Office,  2,918,842 schoolchildren from 19,881 schools in the 14 pilot states of the federation have so far...

Again, IGP Orders Removal Of Roadblocks Nationwide

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered the dismantling of all roadblocks nationwide with immediate effect particularly on Lagos-Ibadan, Shagamu-Benin, and Benin-Onitsha highways. The order also affected Okene-Abuja, Kaduna-Kano, Katsina – Kano, Otukpo – Enugu, Enugu – Port Harcourt expressways, according to a statement on Monday night by the police...

Presidency Says 19,000 Schools Covered In School Feeding Programme

2 weeks ago /
Education  Nation 

The presidency says over nineteen thousand schools have so far been covered under the national home grown school feeding programme. Over two million school children from nineteen thousand, eight hundred and eighty one schools in the fourteen pilot states have so far benefitted. Media aide to the vice president Laolu Akande in...

Nigerian Air Force Trains Special Forces

3 weeks ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force has graduated one hundred and fifty personnel who have undergone a Special Forces training conducted by an Israeli firm. Director of Air Force Public Relations, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said in a statement that their Combined Graduation Ceremony held at the Regiment Training Centre in Kaduna...

Uniting Nigeria: Peace, Unity Not Negotiable

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Governors of Kogi and Kaduna states have restated that the peace and unity of Nigeria is non-negotiable. Governor Nasir El-Rufai and Yahaya Bello said this in Abuja during the opening ceremony of a reality TV slow “the labour room”. There are over two hundred and fifty ethnic groups in Nigeria with diverse...

Kaduna Police Assure Of Security

1 month ago /

The kaduna state police commissioner Agiole Abeh says the command will do everything within its jurisdiction to protect lives and property of non-indigenes in Kaduna state.  The commissioner who gave the assurance at an emergency meeting with leaders of Igbo and Yoruba communities in Kaduna expressed concern over recent reports on...

V.P. Osinbajo Says Diversification Of The Economy Is Yielding Results

1 month ago /
Nation 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says government's focus on the diversification of the economy is gradually yielding results. Professor Osinbajo who said this after an inspection tour of locally manufactured products on display at the SME conference 2017 in Abuja on Thursday, noted that government will continue to make the business environment...

NHRC On El-Zazaaky Protest

1 month ago /
Nation 

Members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria popularly known as Shittes on Wednesday marched to the headquarters of the national human rights commission in Abuja to protest against the continuous detention of their leader, sheikh Ibrahim el-zazaaky.  The protesters, mostly women in their hundreds, were at the commission’s headquarters to submit...

FG To Concession Airports

1 month ago /
Nation 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government will soon concession three airports in the country.  Professor Osinbajo who said this at the presidential quarterly business forum in Abuja on Monday, noted that the airports are the Nnamdi Azikike international airport Abuja, Murtala Mohammed international airport Lagos and the Kaduna airport.  The...

Nigerian Air Force Pilot In Plane Crash Buried In Abuja

1 month ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force pilot who died in a plane crash has been laid to rest with full military honours. Group Captain Gabriel Adanu Ochai was buried in the presence of family and friends at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.Speakers at his interment ceremony described him as an exceptional officer...

We’ve Restored Peace In Southern Kaduna, Says El-Rufai

1 month ago /
Nation 

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, says peace has been restored to the troubled communities in the southern part of the state. Governor El-Rufai also expressed satisfaction with the atmosphere in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area where cattle rustlers and armed herdsmen were said to have terrorised residents. He said this on Monday...


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