PenCom to enrol 2,700 FG retirees from FCT, Niger

Pencom logo By Kingsley Okoye The National Pension Commission (PenCom) says that no fewer than 2,700 Federal employees from FCT and Niger due to retire in 2019 have commenced their verification and enrollment in its Abuja centre. Mr Peter Aghahowa, the PenCom Head of Corporate Communications, said on Monday that the Abuja centre was part […]

Nigerian student wins Chinese language contest

From the left, Zhan Xin Li, Anthony Ekwensi Middle and Fan Li Nigerian student, Anthony Ekwensi, has been crowned the African champion at the 17th Chinese Bridge Chinese Language Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the grand finale of the competition took place on August 4 in Changsha, […]

2018 JAMB top scorers: How Ogun state took the shine

Ogun candidates make top 5 in UTME. Above candidates during the examination By Veronica Dariya Ogun State Nigeria took a comfortable position on the list of top five best performing students in the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board. According to statistics by JAMB, three of the 5 […]

Osama bin Laden’s son marries daughter of 9/11 hijacker

Son of Osama bin Laden marries daughter of 9/11 hijacker Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qa’eda leader, has married the daughter of the lead 9/11 hijacker, according to media reports. In an interview with The Guardian, Osama bin Laden’s half brothers said their half-nephew has married into the family of Mohammed Atta, who flew American Airlines Flight […]

Obasanjo insists on good governance in 2019

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Sunday, said no amount of intimidation and threat would force him to abandon call for good governance in 2019. Obasanjo said there’s nothing that can be as worst as his experience while in jail saying he was imprisoned for doing nothing.He said the prison experience was a sacrifice for better Nigeria […]

Kidnappers release Kaduna preacher, Al-Garkawy, two sons

The police in Kaduna State on Sunday confirmed that Ahmad Garko, known as Al-Garkawy, an Islamic preacher in Kaduna and his two sons have regained freedom at about 6.30 pm today. The command spokesman, Mukhtar Aliyu disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview in Kaduna State. Mr Aliyu said two suspects were […]

‘Saraki’s ‘unpardonable’ sins against Buhari administration’

The Federal Government said on Sunday that the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki frustrated the development projects of the government and delayed the passage of budgets by the National Assembly. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed who made the allegation in an interaction with newsmen said that Mr Saraki had been responsible for frustrating […]

Who’ll Ganduje pick as deputy governor?

Following the resignation of the erstwhile Deputy Governor of Kano state, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar on Sunday, political observers have identified candidates who may likely replace him. Sources close to the Kano State Government House, disclosed that so far, about five contestants are in the forefront of the race to become the next Deputy Governor. Prominent […]

Federal government takes anti-fake news campaign to media houses

The Federal Government, on Monday, took a step further in the campaign against fake news in the country. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Abuja, took the campaign to the office of the Authority Newspaper, signaling the beginning of the campaign to media offices. He said the visit “kick-starts our media tour, […]

NIWA installs navigational aids on waterways

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) said it had commenced the installation of navigational aids on the nation’s waterways to aid sailing at night. Mr Danladi Ibrahim, the Acting Managing Director of NIWA, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday. Ibrahim said the installation started […]