Buhari not condoning herdsmen violence – Femi Adesina

A presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, has frowned at those accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of condoning killings occasioned by farmers/herdsmen conflicts across the country. Mr. Adesina, who is the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a video message he posted on his personal Facebook account on Wednesday in Abuja, dismissed the insinuations […]

Federal govt urged to support palm oil farmers

Mr Godswealth Henry, the Managing Director of JEKON Integrated Farms Nig. Ltd., on Thursday urged the Federal Government to include palm oil in its lists of agriculture produce for development. Henry gave this advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Henry said that considering the many uses of the […]

Abuja Airport to get independent power system

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says the federal executive council (FEC) has approved an independent power system for the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja. This, he said, will end frequent cases of outages in the airport. Briefing journalists at the end of yesterday’s FEC meeting, Sirika said the airport had witnessed […]

New Real Madrid contract runs until 2020 – Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed he has signed a contract extension at Real Madrid which will keep him at the club until 2020 but admitted “it does not mean anything”. Zidane has won eight trophies out of a possible 10 in his two years in charge but has endured a tough season with […]

Governor Ambode insists on quality education for Lagos children

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, yesterday reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensuring that every child of school age in the state had access to qualitative education. Ambode, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule, made the pledge at the inauguration of 20 blocks of classrooms in Ikorodu. The classrooms are at the […]

Nigerian Army deploys special forces to Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba

The Nigerian Army has deployed Special Forces to Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa States to tackle the security challenges posed by killings allegedly perpetrated by herdsmen, the Presidency said last night. In a message posted on its Twitter handle, @NGRPresidency, the presidency said the move was to secure vulnerable communities and prevent further attacks in the […]

Arsene Wenger wrong to play Alex Iwobi against Chelsea – Ian Wright

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger should have taken a stronger stance on Alex Iwobi and not played him at Chelsea after his off-the-field antics, according to Ian Wright. Iwobi is alleged to have attended a party less than 48 hours before Sunday’s FA Cup third-round tie at Nottingham Forest, which the Gunners lost 4-2. Despite confirming […]

657,000 PVCs abandoned in Oyo – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oyo State on Thursday said a total of 657, 267 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were yet to be collected by their owners in the state. The INEC’s state Administrative Secretary, Mr Surajudeen Junaid, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. […]

Police deploy 8,000 personnel over NLC protest in Kaduna

The police have deployed 8,000 personnel across Kaduna State ahead of the protest by the Nigerian Labour Congress over the sacking of 36,000 civil servants by Gov Nasir El-Rufa’i. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that heavily armed security personnel were stationed at the NLC headquarters along Independence Way and strategic areas of the metropolis […]

England to play friendlies against Nigeria, Costa Rica

England have arranged to host Nigeria and Costa Rica in warm-up friendlies ahead of the 2018 World Cup in June. Gareth Southgate’s side will take on Nigeria at Wembley on June 2 and then Costa Rica at Elland Road five days later, before heading off for the tournament in Russia. Taking home games on the […]