President Buhari mourns Wazirin Katagum

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday condoled with Audu Sule Katagum over the death of his father, Alhaji Sule Katagum, who was until his death the Wazirin Katagum. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President sent a condolence letter to the Head of the Sule Katagum […]

Calabar Carnival to attract two million tourists – Governor Ayade

Cross River Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has said that no fewer than two million people are expected in Calabar during the 2017 Calabar Carnival. The governor stated this on Monday in Calabar when the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, paid him a courtesy visit. The News Agency of Nigeria reports the Minister […]

Governor Ambode releases 12 inmates at Kirikiri prisons

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Tuesday, released 12 inmates of the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison, in Apapa. This is in furtherance of the law establishing the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy. The inmates have spent between 34 and 35 years in prison and were released having satisfied basic conditions such as […]

How Pep Guardiola transformed Manchester City?

Eleven points clear atop the Premier League and on an unprecedented 16-game winning run, Manchester City have produced one of the most stupendous half-seasons in English football history. At the same stage last season, City were seven points below eventual champions Chelsea in third place and finished the campaign 15 points off the pace. AFP […]

Niger State, UN-Habitat seal deal on New Urban Agenda

Few weeks after United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) concluded its Scoping Mission to Nigeria, the agency and Niger State Government has formally signed a sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement the New Urban Agenda. An eight-man delegation from Niger State led by the Secretary to the State Government Ibrahim Isa Ladan visited […]

SGF Boss Mustapha calls for synergy among tiers of govt

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, has called for synergy among the secretaries to governments at all levels to ensure even development in the country. Mustapha made the call at the Retreat of the SGF with the Secretaries to State Governments (SSGs) on Tuesday in Abuja. The theme of the […]

Civil servant bags 35 years in jail over N2.5m fraud

A civil servant with Benin Owena River Basin Development Authority (BORBDA), Mr. Monday Isiorh Okoh, has been sentenced to 35 years in jail for mismanaging the agency’s N2.5 million. Okoh, who was a Salary Officer with BORBDA was dragged before Justice E. Edigin of High Court 3, Benin City by the Independent Corrupt Practices and […]

AT LAST, Senate takes fight against drug abuse serious

In keeping to its resolution to fight the abuse of drugs and other substances by Nigerian youth, the Senate is to hold a roundtable to discuss ways to fight the menace. The Senate’s roundtable is holding on Monday and Tuesday 18th and 19th in Kano state and will have in attendance several northern dignitaries  and NGOs including the Coalition […]

IGR: GOV SANI-BELLO SEEKS FG SUPPORT ON WRONGFUL TAX REMITTANCE

..SAYS NIGER LOSES N15BN ANNUALLY Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has  solicited for  support from the  Federal Government to improve the state’s Internally Generated Revenue, IGR through appropriate tax  remittance by public and private workers. The Governor disclosed that the  state loses N15bn on wrongful tax remittance yearly. Governor Sani-Bello  made the appeal when […]