House of reps member kidnapped in Kaduna

Garba Durbunde, lawmaker representing Takai/Sumaila federal constituency of Kano state, has been kidnapped. Durbunde was reportedly abducted at Jere, along Abuja Road, Kaduna, while returning to the federal capital territory (FCT) after a trip to Kano. One of the legislator’s aide confirmed the incident, saying the abductors had not contacted family members or friends of Durbunde. “I can […]

N-Power: Beneficiaries count gains after five months of empowerment

Some beneficiaries of the Federal Government N-Power under the National Social Investment Programme, N-SIP, have started counting the gains of the programme after five months of empowerment, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. N-Power is one of the components of N-SIP, aimed at empowering Nigerians both graduates and non-graduates between the ages of 18 and […]

Presidency replies Fayose for calling for Buhari’s resignation

The Presidential Adviser on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, has chastised Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, over his call for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the governor by his tirade against the president was portraying Ekiti in bad light. Mr. Fayose on Tuesday called for the resignation of the president on grounds of […]

Osinbajo gives Dangote, Peterside, 34 others new appointments — FULL LIST

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated the board of the Nigerian Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council. The 36-member Council, to be chaired by Mr. Osinbajo himself, comprises representatives of the public and private sectors as well as a seven-member Technical Committee. The Council, which is to device and supervise policies that will speed up […]

Why I didn’t contest APC primary against Buhari – Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said that he didn’t contest in the 2014 presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, which produced Muhammadu Buhari as the party’s flag bearer. Mr. Saraki, in a statement issued on Wednesday by his spokesperson, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said he decided to support Mr. Buhari when the latter indicated […]

Hundreds of Nigerian youth gather, discuss role, future of country

Hundreds of youths gathered on Monday at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja to discuss their roles in nation building and patriotism. The national coordinator of #fixing Nigeria project, organisers of the summit, Ernest Nwosu, said the summit was necessitated by the need for active citizenship and to inform the youth of their immense powers to determine […]

Sultan slams NYSC for opening orientation camps during Ramadan

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, a foremost Islamic body in Nigeria, has “condemned in strongest terms”, the decision of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to continue running its orientation camps for fresh graduates across the country, despite the Ramadan fast. The body, led by Abubakar Sa’ad, the Sultan of Sokoto, also called on the […]

Tobacco kills seven million people, gulps $1.4 trillion annually – WHO

Tobacco use kills more than seven million people annually and costs over $1.4 trillion in healthcare expenditure and lost productivity, the World Health Organisation, WHO, says. The Director-General of WHO, Margaret Chan, gave the assessment ahead of World No Tobacco Day, marked annually on May 31, and which targets the threats tobacco poses to global […]