Dangote pledges $100m to tackle malnutrition in Nigeria

The Aliko Dangote Foundation has pledged to invest $100m over five years to tackle malnutrition in the worst-affected parts of Nigeria. The foundation made the pledge at the recently concluded Global Nutrition Summit 2017, held in Milan, Italy, which brought together governments, international agencies, foundations, civil society organisations and businesses to accelerate the global response […]

160 House of Reps members are rejecting official cars

Some members of the House of Representatives, numbering about 160 have rejected its leadership’s offer to provide them with official cars. They instead want the money transferred into their bank accounts. The House of Representatives is spending about N6.1 billion on procurement of 360 units of Peugeot 508 for members, at a unit price of […]

I will succeed Buhari as President – Ex-Governor Orji Kalu

A former governor of Abia State and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Orji Uzor Kalu, has stated that Igbos don’t need anything else but Nigeria’s presidency. Kalu said this yesterday in Umuahia during the annual harvest of St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church. He declared that he would be found in Aso Rock come […]

Zamfara govt approves new measures on salary payment

In order to curtail the dangerous trend of ghost workers and block wastage, the Zamfara state government has announced that it will henceforth only recognize and collect staff payment vouchers prepared by directors from the state’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) for payment of monthly salaries. This was announced by the state Head of Service, […]

Two feared dead as police, Shi’ites clash in Kano

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly called Shi’ites on Sunday, claimed that the police killed two of their colleagues during their Arbaeen annual trek in Kano. The IMN members had started the trek from Kofar Mazugal in the Kano metropolis around 10am and later stopped for the afternoon prayers at Kofar, Nasarawa at […]

Federal govt hails Nigerians’ perseverance, says time of abundance at the corner

The Federal Government has commended Nigerians for their perseverance in the face of challenges during the last economic recession as it, weekend, said the time of abundance was at the corner. The government also said as at October 31, 2017, it had realised N200 million and $55million from the Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration Scheme, […]

Army promises to pay allowances owed soldiers fighting Boko Haram

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Monday promised to off-set the two months’ allowances owed soldiers involved in Operation Lafiya Dole. Buratai, in a statement signed by the Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said the outstanding allowances will be paid this week. The Army Chief said the release of funds by the Ministry of […]

Our policy has made APC popular in Kogi – Bello

Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello, has said his policies has positioned the All Progressives Congress as the most popular party in Kogi State, saying his administration is gradually winning the war against poverty. Speaking in Lokoja Monday through his Director General on Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, the Governor said the Sustainable Development Goal […]

Maradona declares interest in Nigerian striker, Danjuma Ademola

Former Argentine footballer, Diego Armando Maradona has declared his interest in Nigeria young striker, Danjuma Ademola Kuti. Kuti, who was signed into the United Arab Emirate First Division league recently, caught attention of the former player, who also invited him to the senior side for training session. This was contained in a statement issued to […]