Striking doctors: Nigerian govt has honoured its agreement – Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has expressed optimism that the striking workers under the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, across the country would soon resume duty. The doctors had embarked on a nationwide strike on September 4, crippling all health services at secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities across the nation. Mr. Adewole told […]

Nigerian govt approves concessioning of Lagos, Abuja International Airports – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday said the Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved the concessioning of the Lagos and Abuja International Airports for better management. Mr. Osinbajo said this in Abuja at the fifth Presidential Quarterly Business Forum aimed at improving the ease of doing business in Nigeria. He, however, did not name […]

Health Ministry Unveils New Logo For Family Planning Efforts A new family planning logo to help sensitise Nigerians on family planning and where to get the services in the country was unveiled by the federal ministry of health on Monday. The event was held in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund, UNPFA, and other […]

Migrant deaths far higher than reported – IOM

The International Organisation for Migration, IOM, said on Monday the real number of migrant deaths were far higher than the numbers reported. The UN Migration Agency in a new report on migrant deaths and disappearances worldwide through its Berlin-based Global Migration Data Analysis Centre said many migrant deaths were never recorded. “Since 2014, more than […]

10 Nigerian Writers head to Lebanon on exchange programme

Ten Nigerian writers supported by the Wole Soyinka Foundation will leave Nigeria for Lebanon on Tuesday. The writers will participate in an exchange programme under the Study Abroad In Lebanon, SAIL project, a programme of the Cedars Institute, Notre Dame University, Lebanon, in collaboration with the Foundation. The participants are Oladele Faji, Khalid Imam, Salamatu Sule, Adenle […]

States, LG’s must diversify revenue base – Minister

The continued dependence on allocation from the Federation Account is no longer sustainable due to dwindling crude oil sales revenues, Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma, has said. The minister who was speaking at a two-day national workshop on alternative sources of revenue for sustainable development in states and local governments in Abuja […]

Nigerian Air Force Destroys More Boko Haram’s Structures in Sambisa Area

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has destroyed more structures in Borno used by Boko Haram insurgents as meeting points. This NAF announced this in a statement issued by its Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Olatokunbo Adesanya, in Abuja on Tuesday. Adesanya, an air commodore, explained that on the fourth day […]


Niger State Government has increased its counterpart funding of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) by 3 percent in furtherance of her commitment to the welfare  of her workforce. Government now contributes 10.5 percent as against the 7.5 percent earlier approved in 2007 when the scheme started, while the employees contribution of 7.5 percent is maintained. […]

Paris Club Refund: Buhari Decries Poor Handling By Governors

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with members of the National Council of traditional rulers and decried the way the Paris Club Refund was spent by some state governors. The Federal government had on May 4 released details of the second tranche of Paris Club refund to States totaling N243.795 billion. The […]

Case Against Ex Gov Babangida Aliyu, Two Others Adjorned To Oct 30

Former Niger State Governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu        By; BALA B. BITRUS, Minna The corruption case involving the former Governor of Niger State, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu and Umar Mohammed Nasko and the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Niger State, Barrister Tanko Beji brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, […]