“Unemployment responsible for the rise in killings in Nigeria” – Dangote

The President and Chief Executive of the Dangote Group, Mr. Aliko Dangote, has attributed the deadly conflict between suspected herdsmen and farmers in parts of Nigeria to the country’s increasing unemployment rate. Dangote stated this on Tuesday in an interview with Channels Television. “If there are jobs, there wouldn’t be anything like Boko Haram, there […]

The world has gone in reverse – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world, in the past year, has gone in reverse as peace remains elusive. “I took office last year calling for us to make 2017 a year for peace. One year later, we must recognise that peace remains elusive,” Guterres on Tuesday told an informal meeting at which he presented […]

VP Yemi Osinbajo speaks on Africa’s economic transformation

osinVice President Yemi Osinbajo has told American scholars and professionals that Africa’s impressive economic transformation was being driven by ambitious businessmen and women. These entrepreneurs were stepping beyond national borders and going global, Osinbajo said at the inaugural “Africa Rising’’ lecture of the Harvard University Business School on Tuesday evening. He spoke at Harvard Business […]

Katsina spends N7 billion to construct 200 km roads – commissioner

Katsina State Government says it has expended over N7 billion to construct 200km roads across the state. Alhaji Tasiu Dandagoro, the Katsina Commissioner of Works disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Katsina. He said the state government constructed the roads to assist the rural dwellers to […]

560 fire victims in Sokoto get cash relief

The Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission on Wednesday distributed cash to 560 victims of fire outbreaks in the state. The commission’s Chairman, Malam Lawal Maidoki, said while flagging-off the distribution in Sokoto, said the less privileged would also benefit from the gesture. Maidoki said the beneficiaries would get between N20,000 and N50,000 to enable […]

Kaduna communities raise alarm over cracks in dam

Six communities around Kangimi Dam in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State have called on the state government to quickly repair the damaged walls of the dam to avert imminent disaster. The communities in a statement said the walls of the dam had developed cracks after a thunder hit the site in October 2017. […]

Manchester United can catch City in Premier League title chase – Juan Mata

Juan Mata believes Manchester United are capable of winning all of their remaining Premier League games and pipping Manchester City to the title. United cut City’s lead at the top of the table to 12 points with a 3-0 win over Stoke City on Monday night — one day after Pep Guardiola’s side were beaten […]

Pensioners To Shut Down Calabar Over N9bn Arrears

Association of Cross River State Local Government Pensioners has vowed to shut down government activities within the next one month if the state government refuses to pay their entitlements. This will be achieved as its entire 5,600 members would be mobilised to occupy and shut down Calabar, the state  capital until their demands were met […]

NPFL Promotion: Wike Doles Out N60m To Go Round FC

Governor of Rivers State, Barrister Nyesom Wike (CON) on Tuesday afternoon has appreciated Go Round Football Club with a sum of sixty milion Naira   for gaining promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League and winning the Nigeria National League, NNL Super 4 in Lagos. Governor Wike in a reception organised for the team at […]

Nigerian Army kills “cultist” who allegedly murdered two police officers, others

The 2 Brigade Nigeria Army says its troops raided cultists hideout, killing its leader, Akaninyene Jumbo, on January 15, after trailing him to the border between Akwa Ibom and Abia. The army said this in a statement issued to journalists in Uyo on Tuesday by the Brigade Assistant Director of Information, Umar Shuaib. “The gallant […]