Rohingya family makes rare return to Myanmar from Bangladesh

Saleema Khanam, left, 8, studies inside a makeshift madrasa (Islamic seminary) with other boys in Kutupalong camp in Ukhia near Cox’s Bazar in this Aug.12, 2018 file photo. — AFP YANGON — A Rohingya family of five has returned to Myanmar from Bangladesh, sources said on Thursday, a rare development while a large-scale repatriation deal […]

Haramain train opens to public

Passengers walk at the platform at Makkah’s train station on Thursday as the new high-speed railway line linking the two holy cities opens. — AFP Passengers are seen at Makkah’s train station on Thursday as the new high-speed railway line linking the two holy cities opens. — AFP Passengers are seen at Makkah’s train station […]

World’s longest flight departs Singapore for New York

Singaporean William Chua, right, with family members, all passengers of flight SQ22, Singapore Airlines’ inaugural non-stop flight to New York pose with souvenir cards after their their check-in at Changi International Airport in Singapore on Thursday. — AFP SINGAPORE — The world’s longest commercial flight took off from Singapore on Thursday, with excited and apprehensive […]

Kaduna students give state government ultimatum over scholarship

The National Association of Kaduna State Students (NAKASS) has given the Kaduna state government 21 days to pay its members their 3 years scholarship allowances or have the state’s institutions shut down. Speaking at a news briefing held in Kaduna, the Secretary General of the association, Jeremiah Gwaza, said if the state government fails to […]

Dankwambo picks senate ticket after losing Presidential primary to Atiku

The senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Gombe North senatorial district, Mohammed Usman Ribadu, has handed over the ticket to Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo. Addressing a rally on Thursday to welcome Dankwambo back to Gombe after the PDP presidential primary election in Porthacourt, Ribadu said he is stepping down to allow Dankwambo […]

Dana Air loses N100m, threatens to downsize

Dana Air loses N100m, threatens to downsize By Adekunle Williams and Solomon Asowata Dana Air on Thursday said it had lost over N100 million to the ongoing dispute between aviation unions and Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL). The airliner said that the dispute had led to the shutting down of the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 […]

Compendium, Mental health dominate news

President Buhari receives compendium President Muhammadu Buhari has received a 1042-page compendium of projects executed by all ministries from 2015 to 2017. The compendium was presented to the President by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, shortly before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council Meeting at the Presidential Villa, […]


Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello on Thursday recieved National Defence College, NDC Course 27 participants in Government House, Minna. The participants of Course 27 led by Commodore Solomon Agada where on Geo-strategic Study Tour of Niger State from the National Defence College. The Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ketso, Secretary to Niger State Government, […]

Fursuna mai shekara 100 na son Najeriya ta yi mai afuwa

Hakkin mallakar hotoGLOBAL SOCIETY FOR ANTI-CORRUPTIONImage captionPaul da Celestine Egbunuche sun kasance a tsare tsawon shekara 18 kuma sun yi shekara hudu suna jiran hukuncin kisa Wani fursuna da ke jiran a zartar masa da hukuncin kisa wanda aka yi wa lakabi da “fursunan da ya fi tsufa a Najeriya” yana neman a yi masa […]

Majalisar dattawan Najeriya ta amince da kudin zaben 2019

Hakkin mallakar hotoTWITTER/BUKOLA SARAKIImage captionMajalisar ta kara naira biliyan 45.5 a kan naira biliyan 189 da kwamitin majalisar kan INEC ta gabatar da farko Majalisar dattawan Najeriya ta amince da kasafin kudi na naira biliyan 189 wanda hukumar zabe za ta yi amfani da shi don ayyukan zaben da za a gudanar a shekarar 2019. […]