Reps reverse self, dump Peace Corps bill

Against all expectations, the House of Representatives Thursday made a detour and rejected the Peace Corps bill. Recall that the bill was earlier passed by the National Assembly and forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. The president had withheld assent citing security reasons and the paucity of funds. Consequently, the House declared its intention […]

Former Anambra SSG, Obaze blames elite for national problems

From left: Obaze Oseloka, HRH, Eze Chukwuemeka Ike and Prof. Ibrahim Gambari at the public presentation of the book `Prime Witness’ in Abuja Mr Oseloka Obaze, a former Secretary to the Anambra State Government (SSG), has blamed the elite for the numerous problems confronting the country. Obaze, who was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate […]

Oil spillage: 33 killed, residents flee homes in Delta

No fewer than 33 persons have been feared killed in 50 communities in Delta State following oil spillage in areas.It was gathered that the devastating oil spillage apart from the havoc it wreaked on the people sources of drinking water, their farm lands, and the alleged deaths of their fish(es),worried residents in the affected areas, […]

Insecurity: Service Chiefs demand for special funding

Service Chiefs after four hours closed session with Senate demanded for Special Funding in order to tackle insecurity across the country. The request by the Service Chiefs is coming after President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the release of $1 billion to Nigerian Defence authorities for the purchase of security equipment to fight insecurity in the country. The […]

South Sudan peace talks end without deal

Talks in Ethiopia to revive South Sudan’s failed 2015 peace pact and end the country’s civil war ended without a deal, mediators said, potentially prolonging a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has been helping to mediate and get South Sudan’s warring parties to […]

Istanbul to host 2020 Champions League final

Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium will host the 2020 Champions League final, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin confirmed in Kiev on Thursday. The 76,000-capacity ground played host to Liverpool’s famous comeback from 3-0 down to win the Champions League on penalties against AC Milan in 2005. The 2020 Europa League final will be played in Gdansk, Poland […]

NHRC seeks multi-agency approach for military to stem Boko Haram

The National Human Right Commission has called for multi-agency involvement to counter violence caused by extremists and completely stem the scourge of Boko Haram. The NHRC Executive Secretary, Tony Ojukwu, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Maiduguri. Ojukwu said that all stakeholders must play their roles […]

Federal Polytechnics Act: ASUP commends passage of amendments

The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Yaba College of Technology Chapter, Nureni Yekini, on Thursday commended the National Assembly for its passage of the amendments to the Federal Polytechnics Act. Yekini told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the development was cheering to the various polytechnics across the country. The ASUP chairman […]

Chadian, 13 Other Kidnappers Held Over Murder Of University Don

By: RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos At least 14 deadly suspected kidnappers including a Chadian  have been apprehended over the gruesome murder of Dr.Ibrahim Mallafia, a university lecturer. Until his assassination,the deceased was a lecturer at the Nasarawa State University, Mafia. A PhD holder, Dr. Mallafia was murdered on 3rd November 2017 between Kaduna-Zaria- Kano Express Way […]