FG Urged To Fulfill Promise Of Petroleum Deductions For Road Maintenance

Niger State Roads Maintenance Agency (NIGROMA) has called on the Federal Government to fulfill its promise on five per cent petroleum deductions for maintenance and rehabilitation of state roads. The agency’s Managing Director, Mr Umar Sani, made the call in an interview with newsmen in Minna on Friday.‎ Sani also called on the Federal Government […]

Rangers Going For Maximum Points Against Hosts Niger Tornadoes – Official

Rangers International FC say they are leaving nothing to chance in the quest to beat hosts Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna on Sunday in the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The club’s Media Officer, Norbert Okolie, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Friday that the Flying Antelopes would ensure they […]

President Buhari arrives Katsina enroute Daura for private visit

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Katsina en route Daura, his home town for a private visit. The Presidential Airforce One arrived the  Umaru Musa Yaradua International Airport at about 5.10pm. After airport pleasantries, President Buhari accompanied by Governor Aminu Masari boarded a Presidential Chopper to Daura, about 75km from Katsina town. On arrival in Daura, the […]

Re-contest or we sue you, Ganduje tells Buhari

*declares to run for second term  *says APC governors have reached consensus on reversal of tenure elongation   Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Friday warned President Muhammadu Buhari that he faced possible legal battle if he declined to run again in 2019. Ganduje, who fielded questions from some journalists in Abuja, also […]

Party faithful ask PDP to discipline Omisore for burning flags

Bar. Tajudeen Adeyemi during the press conference today in Osogbo, Osun state. Members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State have urged the national leadership of the party to discipline the former Deputy Governor of the state, Senator Iyiola Omisore for burning flags of the party before leaving its fold. The PDP members […]

2019: Politicians nursing evil agenda – Presidency

The Presidency has raised the alarm that as 2019 general elections draw near, politicians are becoming desperate to achieve ill-motivated desires. It said the country, at this time, was in need of spiritual support of respectable clergy. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said this at the Presidential […]

SIERRA LEONE: New leader fast-tracks presidential oath in a hotel

Sierra Leone’s opposition candidate, Julius Maada Bio, has rushed to take his presidential oath in a hotel after winning the run-off election. Mr Maada Bio is a former military ruler who briefly ruled the country in 1996. He narrowly beat ruling party candidate Samura Kamara, who has alleged irregularities and says he will challenge the […]

World invests $2.9bn in renewable energy since 2004 — UNEP Report

The world has invested 2.9 trillion dollars in green energy sources since 2004, a new UN-backed report released on Thursday said. The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018 report, released by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and its partners, showed a steady move away from fossil fuel-based power production to ‘green’ power sources. The report said […]

UGANDA: Cholera kills 40 Congolese in overcrowded refugee camps

A cholera outbreak in overcrowded refugee camps in Uganda has killed about 40 people and infected more than 2,000 as health workers rush to stem the spread, aid agencies said on Thursday. The waterborne disease has spread rapidly since mid-February due to poor sanitation and lack of clean water in the camps, said IFRC emergency […]

2.7m users affected by data privacy scandal, Facebook says

Facebook says up to 2.7 million Facebook users in the European Union have been affected by the data privacy scandal, a spokesman for the European Commission said on Friday. “Facebook confirmed to us that the data of overall up to 2.7 million … people in the EU may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica,” […]