The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah said that the Agency has seized over 15,064kg of cocaine and heroin at the Tin Can and Apapa ports since 2006 with an estimated value of 225 trillion naira.   Abdallah said that drug barons are targeting the ports for […]

Ramadan: IIRO Offers Free Medical Services To 3,350 Kaduna Residents

By; ABDULLAHI MOHAMMED JIBRIN, Kaduna International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) has provided free medical services to over 3,350 people in its annual Ramadan free medical services in Kaduna. Speaking with New Nigerian Newspapers, the medical coordinator of the organization in Kaduna after the program, Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Attaye described the event as a success and said that […]

63 VVF Sufferers In Niger Receive Free Surgical Operations, Cancer Screening

By; BALA B. BITRUS, Minna No fewer than 63 women sufferers of the debilitating Vaginal Vasico Fistula, (VVF) disease in Niger State were offered free surgical operations by the wife of the Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello. Dr. Amina, a medical practitioner, has also sponsored the clinical screening for cervical and breast cancer for […]

All you need to know about the Confederation Cup

With the Confederations Cup starting on Saturday when hosts Russia take on New Zealand in St Petersburg, here are five things to know about the June 17-July 2 tournament: What is the Confederations Cup? It’s an international eight-team tournament, played every four years. Since 2001, it has been used as a warm-up for the following […]

Heavy rains kill 14 in Niger

At least 14 people, mostly children, have died in Niger and 11 in Ivory Coast after heavy rains this week triggered landslides and caused homes to collapse, UN and local officials said Friday. The UN’s humanitarian affairs office OCHA said 14 people had died when houses collapsed in Niger’s capital Niamey with another four missing. […]

Ministry to develop roof rainwater harvesting infrastructure in 3 states

Mr Aliyu Bananda, the Director, Drought and Desertification Amelioration Department in the Federal Ministry of Environment says the department is developing roof rainwater harvesting infrastructure in three states of the federation. Bananda, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja, said that the targeted states are […]

No ‘proof’ on ‘collusion’ with Russians – Trump

Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday to insist that despite months of investigating, no proof has emerged that he colluded with Russia to tilt the 2016 presidential election in his favor. “After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my ‘collusion with the Russians,’ nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad!” the […]

Expert urges fed govt to update data on MSME growth

Mrs Nike Adeyemi, Executive Director, Fate Foundation, has called for updated data on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country, to help government make more impact in the sector. Adeyemi made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. She said that effective policy for […]

Queen Elizabeth visits survivor of London tower fire

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William on Friday visited survivors of the blaze that ripped through a London tower block, killing 17 people and leaving many more unaccounted for. The Queen and her grandson met survivors, volunteers, local residents and community workers at a fitness centre in Kensington, which is providing emergency accommodation for those […]

UNICEF to establish G4G in 100 Bauchi schools

The United Nations For Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Bauchi office, says it will support the establish Girls for Girls (G4G) initiatives in 100 schools across the state. The Chief of Party of UNICEF, Bauchi office, Mr Abdullahi Kaikai, disclosed this on Friday while briefing newsmen to celebrate the 2017 Day for the African Child in Bauchi. […]