Atletico stadium to host Copa del Rey final

Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium will host this season’s Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Sevilla, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Monday. Wanda Metropolitano The 68,000-seat stadium, which was opened at the start of this season, will stage the game on Saturday, April 21. The decision means that Atletico’s home game with […]

Russian president meets FIFA head over preparations for World Cup

Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday met with FIFA chief Gianni Infantino in Moscow to discuss preparation works for the upcoming World Cup, the Kremlin said. It was the first meeting since Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko resigned as head of the championship’s organising committee in December 2017 amid doping scandal. Mukto was […]

Nigeria ‘ll not be used to destabilise Cameroon – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Cameroonian Authority that Nigeria territory would not be used as a staging area to destabilise Cameroon. Buhari was quoted as making the pledge in a communiqué issued at the end of 6th session of the Cameroon-Nigeria Trans-Border Security Committee held in Abuja. The communiqué was signed by the Nigerian Head of Delegation, […]

2019: Ex-CBN chief to run for president

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, announced on Monday that he was consulting widely to run for the presidency in 2019. Mr. Moghalu told political correspondents in Lagos that time had come for technocrats, intellectuals and experienced people to take power from Nigeria’s career politicians. He said that he […]

Nigerian Governors back state police

The Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Governor Abdulaziz Yari, on Monday said creation of state police would help in addressing spate of insecurity in the country. Mr. Yari, also the Zamfara State governor, said this at the end of a two-day summit organised by the Senate Ad hoc Committee on Review of Current Security Infrastructure in […]

NATIONAL HAJJ COMMISSION OF NIGERIA (NAHCON) ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE NATIONAL HAJJ COMMISSION OF NIGERIA UNDER PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S ADMINISTRATION

INTRODUCTION May 2015 witnessed to great events in the history of Hajj in Nigeria. The most important event was the transition from the Second to the Third Board of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria. Since then, three Hajj operations have been conducted and numerous achievements made. In 2016 and 2017 Nigeria experienced a period of economic recession […]

Okada riders protest against FRSC high handedness

There was pandemonium in Minna, the Niger State capital Monday, as commercial motorcyclists also known as Okada riders, protested against what they called the high handedness of officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). The protest culminated in the police shooting sporadically into the air, which prompted motorists and pedestrians to scamper for safety. […]

INEC: 370, 000 unclaimed PVCs recorded in Imo

Imo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Ezeonu, says that 370,000 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCS) were yet be collected by the owners who had registered between 2011 and 2014 during the voters registration exercise. He also advised politicians to do their homework by reaching out to the electorates as the 2019 elections would be […]

National Assembly reiterates support for people-oriented projects

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Dr Kabiru Gaya, has said that the National Assembly will continue to support people-oriented projects in various constituencies across the country. Gaya spoke in Enugu when the Amodu Awkunanaw community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state honoured him for attracting a road project to the community. […]

Emir Sanusi commends Air Peace for extending flight operations to Kano

The Emir of Kano, His Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has commended Air Peace for extending its domestic flight operations to the state. Sanusi made the commendation on Monday, after the airline’s inaugural flight from Lagos to Kano landed at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport at 8.26am. The Emir, who was represented by Alhaji Ibrahim […]