Arsene Wenger: Playing against Alexis Sanchez will be ‘strange’

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that it will be a “strange” experience coming up against Alexis Sanchez on Sunday. The Chile international left the Emirates Stadium in January after three-and-a-half years at the club, and is expected to line out for Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United at Old Trafford. It is not a situation that the […]

Russia, Turkey, Iran stress unity at Syria talks

Russian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers on Saturday talked up their successes in brokering a political solution to the Syrian conflict at a meeting in Moscow. The three nations have been attempting to resolve the Syrian conflict at talks that started last year in Astana, Kazakhstan, in competition with a US and UN-backed Geneva initiative. […]

Military opens new detention centre in Maiduguri

The military has opened a 300-capacity detention camp in an army base in Maiduguri. Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maj. Gen. Rogers Nicholas, said the new facility was built to meet international best practise.  “It is in tune with best International best standard. It is a holding centre where they will be taken to court […]

Nigerian public health groups set up training centre in Abuja

The Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) has opened a multi-million naira training centre in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital city. Named after the late professor of Africa Politics at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, Abdulrauf Mustapha, the centre was commissioned on Friday in the Central Business District of the city. Mr […]

Why governors can’t guarantee security in states – NGF Chairman

The Chairman of Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum (NGF), Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara, says state governors can not enforce maximum security in their domains because they are not in control of security agencies. Mr Yari told journalists in Abuja at the end of an NGF meeting on Thursday that the governors were working energetically with the […]

2019: Why I parted ways with Buhari, APC — Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said one of the reasons he parted ways with his former party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), was the inability of President Muhammadu Buhari to address the negative manner in which the party was being run. Mr Abubakar stated this on Saturday in an interview with BBC Hausa Good […]

Kogi youth threaten INEC officials, oppose Melaye’s recall

Voters in Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency in Kogi have shunned the ongoing verification exercise organised by INEC to authenticate the signatures of voters seeking to recall Sen. Dino Melaye (APC/Kogi West). Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), monitoring the exercise in Mr Melaye’s Kogi West Senatorial District, observed that the polling units were empty, […]

National Assembly Finally Passes PIGB, Transmits to President for Assent

After almost 18 years of been in the woods without clear consideration by successive governments and the legislature, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally received the harmonised copy of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) from the National Assembly for assent into law, THISDAY learnt from the Nigerian Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) yesterday. It was gathered […]

Buhari Says Nigeria’s Unity Remains His Priority

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said the unity of Nigeria remained his paramount objective and that of his government. The President, according to a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, told a delegation of the Tijjaniya Movement led by Sheikh Muhammadu Mahi Ibrahim Inyass at the Presidential Villa, that he would continue to […]

Workers’ Day: FG declares Tuesday May 1 as public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, May 1 as public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Workers’ Day.This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Dr M. B. Umar. According to the statement, “the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal […]