Inside the world of Nigeria’s child prisoners

BY AMEH EJEKWONYILO Inside the dormitory of the Minna Remand Home in Niger state, not up to the size of a normal room, without mattresses and fans to reduce the effect of the scorching heat in the month of March, about 30 children are held in chains for various offences. An overpowering stench from the […]


Press Release Niger State Government has concluded talks with the National Examination Commission (NECO) to release the result of about 30, 000 students of the state withheld by the examination body. A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mrs. Mary Noel Berje indicates that the state government has paid over N200million […]

Kenya to host inaugural Africa Food Show in 2020

Kenya will in 2020 host the inaugural Africa Food Show that will bring together policymakers, industry executives, farmers and consumers to learn about emerging trends in trade on agricultural commodities, organisers said on Tuesday. David Wang, the Chairman of MIE Groups, the event organiser, said this in Nairobi. The premier event, which will take place […]

Many cases still pending as election tribunals round off Sept 30

Many cases are still pending at the election petition tribunals, less than two weeks to the September 30th deadline for the conclusion of the exercise, our correspondents report. Daily Trust reports that aggrieved candidates who contested the governorships, national and state assembly elections had dragged those declared winners by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) […]

‘10,000 Nigerian girls forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso’

The Nigerian Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Ramatu Ahmed, says no fewer than 10,000 Nigerian girls are forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso. Ahmed disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ouagadougou on Monday. She said the victims of the sex-trade were mainly underage girls kept in appalling conditions in Ouagadougou […]

I paid $15,000 to secure my daughter’s release – Ardo

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Umar Ardo, whose daughter, Aisha, was kidnapped Saturday, said he paid $15,000 to secure her release. He told Daily Trust yesterday that he was contacted by one of the kidnappers on Sunday at about 9:56 am who said his daughter would return to him safely if he […]

No gun attack on Abuja-Kaduna train – NRC

Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has debunked the message being circulated on ‘Whatsapp’ platforms and online news platforms suggesting that Abuja-Kaduna train was attacked last week. A statement signed by  Paschal A. Nnorli, the manager, Abuja-Kaduna train service asked members of the public and it’s commuters to disregard the story as it never happened. “NRC hereby […]