NRC urges yam farmers, traders to use rail to move goods

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has urged yam farmers and traders to take advantage of the services of the Corporation to move their produce to the cities and markets. The North Western-District Manager, NRC, ‎Alhaji Zakari Audu, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Saturday. ‎ […]

Ex-President Obasanjo: Proper security in Nigeria will ensure a stable nation

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that a properly secured Nation like Nigeria will ensure a more stable and secured Nation, insisting that one of the things Nigeria needs to do and do it well to be stable is the issue of security. Obasanjo, who was in Bayelsa State to inaugurate some projects embarked upon […]

Senator Shehu Sani asks President Buhari to ban governors from Aso Villa

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has condemned the habit of state governors visiting President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Villa while their states are in crisis. The lawmaker wants President Buhari to ban the governors from embarking on such visits. Mr. Sani made this known in a statement on Saturday. His comments came as […]

2019: Senator Dansadau urges Nigerians to vote out corrupt politicians

Alhaji Sa’idu Dansadau, National Chairman of the National Rescue Movement (NRM), has urged Nigerians not to vote for corrupt politicians in 2019. Dansadau, who was a former Senator, made the call while addressing supporters of the party in Kano on Saturday. “No corrupt politicians should be voted in the upcoming general elections in 2019 as […]

NASS Lacks Powers To Alter Election Time-table – Senator

Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator, Abu Ibrahim,  has described as Illegal, the alteration of the 2019 election sequence by the National Assembly. He contended that the order and manner in which elections should be conducted remained the prerogative of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Accordingly, he said the NASS had merely expressed […]

Renowned playwright, Akinwunmi Isola is dead

Renowned Nigerian playwright, screenwriter, poet and actor, Akinwunmi Isola is dead. He died earlier today in his base, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Ishola passed away at the age of 79. He was born in Ibadan in 1939, attended Labode Methodist School and Wesley College. He studied at the University of Ibadan, earning a B. […]

Alaafin warns Ifa priests against ill-gotten wealth, dubious characters

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111 on Friday warned priests of Ifa traditional religion against desperation for ill-gotten wealth capable of bringing the cherished Yoruba culture and traditions into disrepute before foreigners. Oba Adeyemi gave the warning in his palace when he received three Cubans who had been initiated as Ifa priests. […]

Corruption, racketeering hindering federal social investment programme – Maryam Uwais

Corrupt practices in states, exploitation of the vulnerable and other vices are hindering the smooth running of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), the Federal Government has said. Maryam Uwais, the special adviser to the president on social investment programme, said this while giving an update on the programme to journalists in Abuja. She identified […]

PDP condemns Zamfara mass killings

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the gruesome murder of 41 Nigerians by suspected gunmen in Zamfara State. The party in a statement issued by its National secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, lamented the continued failure of the All Progressives Congress Government to put an end to the incessant killings in various parts of the country. […]

Antonio Conte will be at Chelsea next year – agent

Antonio Conte has been tipped by his agent to still be in charge of Chelsea next season, with a return to the Italy national side helm holding little appeal. A Premier League title winner during his debut campaign at Stamford Bridge, the 48-year-old has found the going a lot tougher in his second. Uncomfortable questions […]