In Abia, 9 prisoners pardoned for Christmas

Abia State Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu pardons 9 prisoners at Christmas By Sam Oditah Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has granted pardon to nine prisoners serving various jail terms at the Enugu, Aba, Umuahia and Kirikiri prisons. Chief Umeh Kalu, Chairman, State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, announced this in a statement made available to […]

Liberian runoff poll: Police say threat level low

Liberian National Police says threat level for tomorrow’s runoff poll low: Above Weah’s supporters dance in Monrovia By Harrison Arubu/Monrovia The Liberia National Police has allayed fears of possible violence in Tuesday’s presidential run-off election, saying the threat level “is very low’’. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on phone in Monrovia on […]

Guatemala announces embassy move to Jerusalem after U.S.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales In spite of criticisms that have trailed the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Guatemala has concluded plans to join U.S. in the move. This followed the announcement of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, on Christmas Eve, to move his country’s embassy to Jerusalem. His decision comes less than […]

U.S. deals heavy blow to UN funding

Nikki Haley: In whom Trump is well pleased The United States (U.S.) has dealt a major blow to the finances of the United Nations (UN) after the country’s Ambassador to the organisation Nikki Haley announced a historic reduction in its biennial operating budget. Haley called the development “a big step in the right direction,” saying […]

123 lives lost in Kano fire outbreaks

Fire Fighters in action By Bosede Olufunmi The Kano State Fire Service said on Monday that no fewer than 123 lives were lost and 1,721 lives were saved from the 660 fire outbreaks recorded across the state from January to December this year. The Director of the State Fire Service, Alhaji Sagir Madaki, disclosed this […]

Again FG says no plan to hike fuel price

Again FG assures no plans to hike fuel price The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday restated that the Federal Government had no plan to increase the pump price of petrol in 2018. Osinbajo gave the assurance during his visit to fuel depots in Lagos where he monitored the loading of trucks to ensure steady […]

Cultists disrupt Christmas celebrations in FCT

Cultists on rampage By Veronica Dariya Christmas celebrations were on Monday disrupted by some suspected cultists in Bwari, headquarters of the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN learnt that the crisis broke out in the early hours of the morning when some suspected groups […]

Photos: Christians pay Christmas Day homage to Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received a cross section of Christian leaders in Abuja as they paid Christmas Day homage. The Christian leaders were led by Cardinal John Onaiyekan. Catholic Bishop of Abuja Diocese, Cardinal John Onaiyekan; Onah of Abaji. Adamu Yinusa and President Muhammadu Buhari during the Christmas Homage From left: Chairman, Christian Association […]