Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has expressed shock over the tragic death of Alhaji Usman Shuaibu, the state Publicity Secretary of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC). The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace described the deceased as very humble, loyal and and dedicated gentleman who has worked tirelessly […]

Indonesia announces bid for 2032 Olympics

Spectacular opening of the Asian Games in Jakarta: Indonesia now wants to bid for 2032 Olympics Indonesia unveiled surprise plans to bid for the 2032 Olympics on Saturday as it rides high from its successful staging of the Asian Games. President Joko Widodo revealed Indonesia’s intentions after talks with Olympics chief Thomas Bach and Sheikh […]

Lack of safe water affects children’s learning – Community Leader

Lack of safe water affects children’s learning, says community leader By Mohammed Ahmed Kaigama A Community leader in Jama’are Local Government area of Bauchi State, Alhaji Lawal Mohammed, says lack of safe water, inadequate sanitation and hygiene facilities affect children’s learning processes. ‎ Mohammed said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

UNRWA fund: Trump stokes Palestinian anger, Israel applauds

A Palestinian with a sack of food from UNRWA Palestinians reacted angrily Saturday to President Donald Trump’s decision to end all funding for UNRWA, the UN agency that assists three million needy refugees, seeing it as a new policy shift aimed at undermining their cause. One Palestinian described Trump’s decision as “cruel and irresponsible”. Washington, […]

Benue to demolish houses contravening laws

Benue to demolish houses contravening lawsWednesday (19/4/17). 02314/19/4/2017/Okoya Olatunde/EO/ICE/NAN By Bridget Ikyado Mr Abraham Gbileeka, the General Manager of Benue Urban Development Board, says the board has marked no fewer than 300 buildings that contravened law for demolition in Makurdi. He said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in […]

UN to aid 6.1m people in Northeast in 2018 — official

UN to aid 6.1m people in Northeast in 2018 — official By Prudence Arobani The UN has said that it would provide assistance to no fewer than 6.1 million people affected by the Boko Haram crisis in Northeast Nigeria by the end of 2018. UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, stated […]

Brazil’s electoral court guns down Lula’s candidacy

Ex-president Lula: Brazil court overrules candidacy in October election A majority of Brazil’s top electoral court shot down late Friday the candidacy of popular leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the country’s upcoming presidential vote, telling the jailed former leader he cannot participate in October’s critical election. The vote punctuated a gripping case that […]

Nigeria develops $6.7b plan for Northeast

President Muhammadu Buhari By Prudence Arobani Nigeria has developed a $6.7 billion “Buhari Plan of Action’’ for the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of Northeast that had been devastated by Boko Haram activities sincd 2009. Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande, unveiled the plan at a side event tagged ‘Strengthening the Humanitarian and […]

2019: I’ll support aspirants from other political parties – Aisha Buhari declares

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has pledged her support to female politicians aspiring for political offices from different party lines. According to a statement by her spokesman, Suleiman Haruna, the president’s wife stated this while receiving members of a political group, the South-East Women for Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday Aisha […]

Akeredolu distributes 45, 000 cocoa seedlings to farmers

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInWhatsApp Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, yesterday distributed 450,000 high yielding cocoa seedlings and 25,000 Brazilian jumbo cashew seedlings to farmers across the three senatorial districts of the state. The governor declared that the state would be returned to its leadership position in the country as the leading producer of Cocoa The event, […]