Strange insects have invaded and ravaged some maize farms in some Villages in Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State Investigation carried out by our reporters revealed that the strange insects have destroyed many farms in the Area. When the insects descended on the farms they destroyed everything making the farms barren which is capable of […]

Senate scraps Customs Board, assumes power to confirm Comptroller-General

Nigerian Senate on Wednesday passed the Repeal and Re-enactment Bill, 2017 of the Nigeria Customs Service Management Act, ensuring that the appointment of the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, would now be subject to its confirmation, with one renewable tenure. The Senate also scrapped the Customs Governing Board, and replaced it with a service […]

Afenifere to Fayose: You’ve become a parrot… face Ekiti and stop attacking Buhari

Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-political organisation, has asked Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, to focus on addressing the problems in his state rather than attacking President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement issued on Wednesday by Yemi Alade, its chairman, and Biodun Akin-Fasae, the publicity secretary, the group described Fayose as “a parrot who must talk at […]

Senate confirms 15 electoral commissioners

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of 15 persons, out 27 nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari, as Resident Electoral Commissioners. Mr. Buhari had on March 23 requested the Senate to screen and confirm 27 nominees to assume responsibilities as RECs, who head the operations of the the Independent National Electoral Commission at state level. But […]

Nigerian govt to establish special schools for married women — Minister

The Federal Government will establish special schools for women who abandoned school to get married, Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, has said. “All women that married at early age will have the opportunity to continue with their education from their husbands houses. “The schools will be in two categories so as to avoid problems […]

Nigerian Navy investigating deadly clash with police – Director

The Nigerian Navy says it is investigating the cause of Tuesday’s deadly clash between its personnel and police in Calabar, Cross River State. Naval personnel attacked and killed at least three police officers and set a police station alight in Calabar after a brawl between a naval officer a police traffic officer. The director of […]

JAMB releases 1.6 million UTME results – Oloyede

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has released 1,606,901 results out of the 1,718, 425 that registered in the just concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. The JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, said this at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday. Mr. Oloyede said the results were released within 24 hours of the examination, […]

Nigerian govt approves joint venture agreement for production of vaccines

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved joint venture agreement between the Federal Government and May&Baker plc to produce vaccines from 2017 to 2021. The Minister of Health, Issac Adewole, confirmed this development when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council’s meeting which was presided by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. […]

National Assembly will raise teachers’ retirement age to 65 – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has assured Nigerian teachers that the National Assembly will increase their retirement age from 60 to 65 years to retain more experienced teachers in public schools. Mr. Dogara disclosed this when he received a delegation from the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, who paid him a […]

Buhari’s health: No cause for alarm – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday assured Nigerians that there was nothing to worry about President Muhamadu Buhari’s health. Mr. Mohammed, while addressing journalists after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, said Mr. Buhari “is in very very competent hands and there is no cause for alarm.” The […]