Haze, cloudy weather to prevail on Tuesday – NiMET

Haze, cloudy weather to prevail on Tuesday – NiMet By Sumaila Ogbaje The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy and cloudy morning over the Central States of the country on Tuesday with increased cloudiness in the afternoon and evening hours. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Monday also predicted […]

Army extends operation in Taraba by 2 months

Nigerian soldiers By Johnson Eyiangho The Army has extended the Exercise Ayem Akpatuma in Taraba by two months to rid the state of militants and other criminal elements. The army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen Texas Chukwu explained in a statement on Monday in Abuja, that the extension became necessary to further consolidate on the gains achieved so […]

UN condemns Maiduguri Sunday night attack

Mr. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General By Rabiu Sani The UN on Monday condemned the Sunday night attack by Boko Haram insurgents at some communities in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State. The UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Yassine Gaba, in a statement in Maiduguri strongly condemned the attack on civilians which resulted to […]

Fertiliser: How FG plans to revive 12 more plants

Workers bagging fertiliser at Morris fertiliser blending plant, Minna Niger State By Rotimi Ijikanmi There are plans by the Federal Government to revive 12 moribund fertiliser blending plants as the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI) strategises for the 2018 farming season. With this development, the total number of the fertiliser plant will be brought to 23. […]

How 17-year-old girl committed suicide in Jigawa

IG of Police Ibrahim Idris By Muhammad Nasir Bashir The Police in Jigawa says a 17-year-old girl has committed suicide by consuming insecticide popularly known as “Piyapiya”. The Jigawa Police Command spokesman, SP Abdu Jinjiri, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Monday that the incident happened in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area […]

Ebonyi SSG resigns appointment

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State By Douglas Okoro The Secretary to Ebonyi state government (SSG), Prof. Bernard Odoh, has resigned his appointment. Odoh’s notice of resignation was contained in a three-page letter he wrote to governor David Umahi dated April 2, 2018. He gave several reasons for resigning, part of which was that despite […]

Winnie Mandela’s death huge loss to Africa- Buhari

Winnie Mandela By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has described the passing on of South-Africa’s anti-apartheid icon, Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, as a huge loss to Africa. The President, in a condolence message in Abuja on Monday, noted that the deceased was a woman of uncommon determination, steadfastness and perseverance. President Buhari’s condolence message is contained […]

Presidency spurns Obasanjo’s failure assessment

Presidency spurns Obasanjo  By Ismaila Chafe The presidency has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s failure tag on the current administration is not knew. It said that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari would, therefore, not join issues with the former president over his comments and assessment. Obasanjo had on Monday night, while addressing a […]