Niger begins payment of N490m benefits to 404 retirees

The Niger State Government has begun the payment of N490 million retirement benefits to 404 retirees in six local governments, according to Alhaji Usman Mohammed, Director-General, Niger State Pension Board. Mohammed said on Sunday in Minna, that the payment was being carried out in batches. “Currently, we are paying those whose retirement and death benefits […]

Apostle Suleman asks FG to ask El-Rufai to produce Fulani herdsmen he paid money to

By Sam Eyoboka & Rotimi Ojomoyela The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, yesterday, asked the Federal Government to compel Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to produce Fulani herdsmen to whom money was paid so as to disabuse the minds of Nigerians that Christians are not the target of President Muhammadu’s […]

Oil, minerals producing areas develop blueprint to end Niger Delta crisis

By Michael Eboh Oil and Solid Mineral Producing Area Landlords’ Association of Nigeria, OMPALAN, yesterday, said it had developed a blue-print that would help end the lingering crisis in the Niger Delta and other minerals producing communities across the country. Chairman, Board of Trustees and National Leader, OMPALAN, Mr. Udo Azogu, stated this in a […]

How Trump’s immigration policy’ll affect Nigerians

By Dapo Akinrefon, Charles Kumolu, Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Gbenga Oke Unless the Federal Government reviews its visa policy with the United States of America, Nigerians will no longer enjoy visas to the US with two-year validity, according to an Executive Order issued on Friday by President Donald Trump. US President Donald Trump Section 9 of […]

Forex: Naira appreciation in forwards market indicates rising confidence

THE naira appreciated in the forwards segment of the foreign exchange market indicating rising confidence buoyed by recent increases in the nation’s foreign reserves. Meanwhile, prices of Nigeria’s Eurobond maintained downward trend for the third consecutive week due to persistent selling pressure. Naira appreciates in forwards market Data from the Financial Dealers Market Quote (FMDQ) […]

Face evil, not Apostle Suleiman

Apostle Johnson Suleiman of Omega Fire Ministries has been under fire for asking Christians to kill Fulani herdsmen found suspiciously around their churches and put their heads on the offering plate. This statement is reprehensible, appalling and ungodly. It does not represent Christianity, it does not represent me and other Christians that I know and […]


Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has commiserated with the Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, the immediate family, relatives and entire people of the emirate over the  death of Alhaji Lawal Umar, the Dan-Malikin Kontagora who died in Kaduna. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace , […]

Masaba, controversial Islamic preacher, dies in Bida

The controversial Islamic preacher and super polygamist, who married 86 wives, is dead. He was aged 93. Masaba His Personal Assistant, Alhaji Mutairu Salawudeen Bello, who confirmed Masaba’s death, said that the preacher died in his residence in Bida, Niger State, on Saturday, after a brief illness. “From Allah we come, to Him we shall […]

RSG wrote to FG to hand over armoured helicopters to NAF, Wike reveals

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has revealed that he officially wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him handed over to the Nigerian Air Forcethat the two armoured helicopters bought by the immediate past administration in the state. Wike in a statement explained that he wrote the letter following the high custom duty charged for […]


Victims of Niger tanker explosion get N28m relief

The Niger state Emergency Management Agency NSEMA, has distributed relief materials and cash worth N28 million to the victims of tanker explosion where 18 people lost their lives in Tegina, Rafi local government of the state. The State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello in an interview at Tegina after the distribution of the relief materials […]