INEC bars journalists from e-voting machine presentation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday, barred journalists from covering the official presentation of electronic voting machine to the commission by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu. The solar powered electronic voting machine, which was developed by the National Agency of Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), an agency under the […]

LAGOS SOCIALITE PLEADS NOT GUILTY, GETS BAIL

Suspected drug kingpin and Lagos socialite Mrs Fumilola Arike Ogbuaya a.k.a. Arike Fumilola Ogundipe had been arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday before Justice Hadiza Rabiu Shagari of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi Lagos in an amended charge No. FHC/L/124c/2017, Federal Republic of Nigeria versus Omolara Odeyemi a.k.a. Ariyo Monsurat […]

LGs cannot fund primary education – NUT

The funding of primary education by local governments will affect learning and teaching at the foundational level of education, according to the Nigeria Union of Teachers. The National President of NUT, Mr Michael Olukoya, made the union’s view known at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday. Olukoya said the union was not against local […]

Real Madrid’s Zidane tipped for France job by FFF president

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will one day become boss of the France national side, the French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet has said. Zidane, 44, led Madrid to the Liga title and became the first man to retain the Champions League earlier this month, capping a remarkable 18 months in charge at […]

Sokoto govt dispatches 90 Ulamas to Saudi to pray for Buhari, Nigeria

No fewer than 90 Islamic clerics have been sponsored by Sokoto state government to Saudi Arabia to offer pray for the healing of President Muhammadu Buhari while performing lesser hajj. The clerics, who were selected across the state, were also expected to pray for sustainable peace, unity and socio-economic prosperity of Nigeria. Commissioner for Religious […]

NUT gives state govts 30 days ultimatum over unpaid salaries

President of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Michael Alogba Olukoya, has disclosed that in the next one month, indefinite strike would be declared in the 19 states where the state government are owing several months of salary. Comrade Olukoya made this declaration after the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the Teachers House, […]

Water Supply: Niger To Construct Additional Dam

 Water Supply: Niger To Construct Additional Dam By; BALA B. BITRUS, Minna Niger State Government is to construct an additional dam to enhance water supply to Paikoro and Lapai council areas of the state as part of measures to increase potable water supply to citizens in the state. Also, the state government is to desilt […]