Rice farmers laud federal government’s plans to close border to stem rice imports

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), on Friday, commended Federal Government for its plans to close Nigeria’s border with a neighbouring country to stop rice importation through the land borders. South-West Coordinator of RIFAN, Mr. Segun Atho, conveyed the commendation in an interview, in Lagos. He noted that the indiscriminate importation of rice through […]

2019: An Kama Bakin-haure Sama Da 300 Wurin Kokarin Yin Rajista -INEC

  Daga Wakilinmu Hukumar Zabe Mai Zaman Kanta ta Kasa, INEC, ta bayyana cewa sama da jam’iyyun siyasa 100 ne ake sa ran za su fito takarar mukamai daban-daban a zaben 2019. Shugaban Hukumar ne, Farfesa Mahmood Yakubu ya bayyana haka a wani taron wayar da kai da wasu kungiyoyi suka shirya ga masu ruwa […]

All change up front as Nigeria look for goals against Iceland

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr shook up his forward line on Friday for the clash against Iceland in Volgograd, bringing in Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho among three changes for a match in which defeat would see them eliminated. They replace Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi who were toothless up front in the 2-0 opening defeat […]

NURTW, NDLEA partner to educate commercial drivers on illegal drug consumption

Mr. Olugbade Olagunju, the Secretary, National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in FCT, says it is partnering with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the campaign against illegal drug consumption. Olagunju said in an interview on Friday in Abuja, that the campaign would begin in Jabi Motor Park before it would move to […]

2019: Win or lose, I’ll stick with PDP – Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to work in the interest of the party, regardless of whether he wins or loses the party’s sole Presidential ticket. The 2019 Presidential hopeful stated this yesterday at the Wadata plaza, national secretariat of the PDP in Abuja. […]

Federal government wants states to domesticate essential medicine list

The Federal Government on Friday called on states government to domesticate Essential Medicine List to guide the procurement of medicine in health facilities and enhance quality healthcare services in the country. Beauty Okologo, Deputy Director/Head Pharmaceutical Services, Federal Ministry of Health, made the call at a stakeholders meeting on the revised National Standard Treatment Guidelines […]

World Cup: A review of the performance of African teams so far

There have been exceptional performances at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia but the African teams have not particularly had a bright start to their campaign in the 21st edition of the Coupe de Mundial. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that all five participating African teams with the exception of Senegal […]

In Pictures: President Buhari receives Zimbabwe’s special envoy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received the special envoy of President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe. The Envoy delivered a letter from the Zimbabwean leader to Buhari at the Presidential Villa. Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Lovemore Mazemog; Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffery Onyema; and others were at the […]