‘Why I left UN career to serve as El-Rufai’s commissioner’

Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, 39, is Commissioner for Budget and Planning in Kaduna State, one of the youngest in the history of the state. Prior to his appointment, he was a Policy Adviser in the Executive Office of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, in New York, and a member of the Secretary General’s core team […]

Kaduna Dry Port will change Nigeria’s economic landscape – Bello

Since the Kaduna Inland Dry Port was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari in January, government agencies responsible for full operations of the facility have been busy putting in place all the requirements to ensure that it competes with other Inland Container Depots (ICDs) across the globe. In this interview, the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of […]

Ganduje to Buhari: Contest or get sued

Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano State yesterday told President Muhammadu Buhari that he would face a possible legal battle if he refuses to contest the 2019 presidential election. Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, he also declared his intention to contest the 2019 governorship election for “consolidation of on-going projects” in his state. “APC governors want […]

Osinbajo at pastors confab says Nigeria shall be great

Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo: says Nigeria’s future is bright By David Adeoye/Ibadan Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday attended 2018 Greater Pastors Conference in Ibadan and emphasised that Nigeria has bright future. Osinbajo, who is a member of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), said the country would be great again in spite of challenges […]

Dog sentenced to death for killing owners

Deadly dog that killed owners to be put to death A Staffordshire Terrier mixed-breed dog was set to be put to sleep after autopsy results on Friday confirmed it mauled its owners to death in the German city of Hanover. The incident, which shocked Germany and prompted a debate about the rules of dog ownership, saw […]

Update: Ex-president Lula defies prison order

Ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva: defies prison order Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defied a judge’s order to turn himself in to police on Friday and start serving a 12-year prison sentence for bribery that likely ends his bid to return to the presidency. Lula remained holed up inside the headquarters […]

Buhari condoles with Senator Bukar’s family in Daura

L-R, Governor Aminu Masari, President Buhari, Katsina State Deputy governor, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu and Emir of Daura HRH Alhaji Umar Faruq. Photo Sunday Aghaeze President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of late Sen. Mustapha Bukar, who died on Wednesday in Abuja. The  63 year-old Senator represented Katsina North Senatorial District before his death. […]