Full tank, flat tires

You almost feel sorry for people who have a pressing need to defend President Buhari these days. Not just those that are paid to scrape bottoms of the barrel in the search of excuses for tardiness, indecision or indifference which are fairly prominent hallmarks of the Buhari administration. There must be a few million Nigerians […]

Presidency welcomes with reservations IRI/NDI Report on 2019 elections

By Ismaila Chafe The Presidency has welcomed with reservations, the joint report of the International Republic Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) on the 2019 general elections in Nigeria and recommendations for the 2023 general elections. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, made this position known in […]

DisCos want measures to drive power sector investment

By Kingsley Okoye Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in Nigeria have called for creation of enabling environment to ensure cost recovery and further drive investments in the nation’s power sector. The Chief Executive Officer, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) umbrella body of  DisCos, Mr Azu Obiaya made the call at a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) seminar in […]

Customs intercepts 1,682 wraps of cannabis concealed inside corpse, truck

Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Border Area Command, has intercepted 1,682 parcels of cannabis sativa (hemp) worth over N25,290,000 and concealed in a dead body and a truck. The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the Command, Comptroller Mohammed Garba, said at a press briefing at Seme on Tuesday that […]

An daure wanda ya yada harin masallacin New Zealand ta Facebook

An daure wani mutum tsawon wata 21 a gidan yari cikin kasar New Zealand saboda yada wani bidiyo na harin kare dangin da aka kai masallacin Christchurch ta intanet. Philip Arps mai shekara 44 ya amsa tuhumar da aka yi masa kan rarraba bidiyo. Mutum 51 aka kashe a harbe-harben wanda kuma maharin ya watsa […]

Fears over Boko Haram resurgence after 30 killed

Red Cross officials attend to victims of a triple suicide bombing, which occured outside a hall filled with football fans in Konduga, 38 kilometres (24 miles) from the Borno state capital Maiduguri, yesterday, where 30 people were killed Families, victims recount ordeal Lack of prompt medical attention was responsible for the death toll in Sunday’s […]

Saudi, Japan sign strategic pacts to boost development

Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri addresses delegates at the Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 Business Forum Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri and Ibrahim Al Omar, governor of SAGIA (center) during the Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 Business Forum in Tokyo on Monday TOKYO – Several agreements and memoranda of understanding were signed by the […]

Court hears firearm license revocation suit against FG Sept. 30

By Sylvester Thompson Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court Abuja, on Thursday fixed Sept 30 for hearing in an application restraining the presidency from revoking firearm licences of Nigerians. The motion for the interlocutory injunction was filed by the Board of Incorporated Trustees of Malcolm Foundation. NAN reports that on May 22, President […]

No celebration of Democracy Day in Nasarawa State

By Sunday John There was no celebration of Democracy Day in Nasarawa State, inspite of the declaration of the day as the new Democracy Day in Nigeria to honour Moshood Abiola, the winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, did not […]