RIYADH — Saudi Arabia’s economy had a strong showing in the first quarter of 2018, thanks to rising oil prices and a surge in the non-crude sector, authorities said Sunday. The National Accounts publication of the first quarter of 2018 showed a significant recovery with annual real GDP growth of 1.2% in Q1, 2018 year-on-year, according […]

OIC prepares for ministerial conference on women’s role in development

JEDDAH — The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held a two-day workshop in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, as part of the preparations for the upcoming seventh ministerial conference on the role of women in development in member states. The workshop was inaugurated on June 28 (Thursday) by Helene Marie Laurence Ilboudo Marchal, Burkina Faso’s minister […]

N5.4trillion debt: AMCON to seize assets of debtors

AMCON managing director, Ahmed Kuru The Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) has said that there will be no more room for negotiation with obligors as the company is now set for a new stage which is complete assets take-over. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of AMCON, Mr. Ahmed Kuru, who disclosed in an […]

Presidential Villa roundup from June 24 to June 30, 2018

President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the APC Convention President Muhammadu Buhari commenced his activities for the week on Sunday June 24, when he attended the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress at the Eagle Square, where Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was elected the new chairman of the party along with other national […]

Malaria: UNICEF to distribute 358,134 nets in Borno

UNICEF logo By Rabiu Sani The United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) says it will distribute 358,134 insecticide treated nets in four local government areas of Borno for malaria prevention and control. UNICEF’s Communication Specialist, Kusali Kubwalo, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the nets would be distributed to children under the age of five, expectant […]

32 terrorists surrender – Army

Soldiers of the Nigerian Army fighting Boko Haram terrorists By Johnson Eyiangho The Nigerian Army has confirmed that 32 Boko Haram terrorists have willingly surrendered themselves to troops at different locations in Borno. The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen Texas Chukwu, who confirmed this in a statement on Sunday, said that among them was one Ibrahim Lawal, […]

Gas explosion: President Buhari sympathises with victims

President Muhammadu Buhari By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sympathy with victims of a gas explosion in Kaduna. The President’s message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday. President Buhari said he felt their pains at the hour of […]

Ana zaben shugaban kasa a Mexico

Hakkin mallakar hotoREUTERS Al’ummar Mexico na shirin kada kur’ia nan gaba a yau domin zaben sabon shugaba kasa da ‘yan majalisar wakilai 500 da kuma Sanatoci 128. Hakazalika za a zabi gwamnoni da magadan gari. Mutumin da ke kan gaba dai shi ne tsohon magajin garin birnin Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Sai dai mummunan […]

Ni ne zan iya kayar da Buhari – Kwankwaso

Hakkin mallakar hotoOTHERImage captionSanata Kwankwaso na da magoya baya sosai musamman a arewacin Najeriya Tsohon gwanman Kano kuma Sanata a jam’iyyar APC ya ce shi ne mutumin da ya fi kowa karfi da farin jinin da zai iya kayar da Shugaba Muhammadu Buhari a zaben 2019. Injiniya Rab’iu Musa Kwankwaso ya shaida wa fitaccen dan […]

Shin wa zai gaji Lionel Messi?

Hakkin mallakar hotoGETTY IMAGESImage captionZa a iya cewa babu wani abu da Messi ke bukata a rayuwarsa ta kwallo sama da kofin duniya – amma da alama ya kara yi masa nisa Sa’ilin da Messi da Mbappe suka rungume juna bayan karawa tsakanin Faransa da Argentina, sai ya zamanto kamar wata alama ce ta komawar […]