Even if Buhari runs in 2019, I will support Atiku, Minister says

The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, has restated her position that she will support a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, for the 2019 presidential election. Mrs. Alhassan, in an interview with BBC Hausa, added that even if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to contest in 2019, she would still support Mr. Abubakar. “Atiku is my […]

Gov. Sani Bello signs Pension Act 2017

 Niger state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello yesterday assured the state civil service of a better welfare package, as he signed into law a bill establishing the Contributory Pension Scheme for employees in public sector of Niger State Act of 2017. The governor gave the assurance after signing the executive bill which was passed by […]

No plan to retire from football soon – Mikel Obi

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has insisted he does not plan to retire from football soon. The Tianjin TEDA midfielder, who has won UEFA Champions League, Europa League, English Premier League, FA Cup and African Cup of Nations, was on parade as Cameroon forced Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in Yaounde on Monday. Speaking […]

WhatsApp to launch customer service app

WhatsApp today announced plans to launch an app that lets small businesses chat with customers. A software solution will also be made available that gives large companies, like banks and airlines, tools to manage conversations with customers and do things like share flight times, delivery notifications, and other updates. The news comes a week after […]

Wizkid falls ill, suspends music tours

Award-winning Nigerian music icon, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has revealed that he is having health challenges and, therefore, has cancelled some of his international shows. The singer took to his Twitter page on @wizkidayo to make this known, while urging his fans to pray for him. He wrote, “Sad I’m typing this but […]

Quit notice: No evil will befall Igbos in North on October 1 – Arewa youths assure

The President of Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, Shetima Yerima, has assured Igbos resident in the North of their safety. Yerima said with the withdrawal of the October 1 quit notice, “no evil will befall” Igbos resident in the North. Speaking with the Sun, Yerima maintained that IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was not speaking for majority […]

Army kill 2 Shekau’s deputies on Sallah Day

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said that two Boko Haram commanders were killed in a successful military operation at Alafa in Borno on Sallah day. Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen Sani Usman, said in a statement that the commanders who were killed in the onslaught were deputies to Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau. The Boko Haram […]

President Buhari departs Daura for Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Daura for Abuja after spending his Eid el-Kabir break. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent reports that the presidential helicopter with registration no.NAF-540 left the Daura helipad for Abuja at 10.24 a.m.  The president was in company of immediate members of his family, Media Aide Garba Shehu and the […]

Recession exit: USAID applauds Nigerian govt

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has applauded the federal government for exiting the country out of economic recession. David Musa, the Team Leader, USAID Bee Keeping Pollination Project, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday, that the report was a welcome development. He was reacting to the second […]

Exiting Recession shows Buhari’s economic policies achieving desired goals – Adesina

A presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, says Nigeria’s exit from economic recession is a clear testimony that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is working for the progress and prosperity of all Nigerians. Mr. Adesina, who is the Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), made the declaration on Tuesday in Abuja while addressing a solidarity rally […]