N-Power graduates to receive stipends beyond Dec. 2018

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with N-Power Build beneficiaries at ANNAMCO Enugu: Presidency says it will continue to pay the N30,000 stipends to them beyond December By Chijioke Okoronkwo The Federal Government has decided to continue paying the stipends of the N-Power 2016 Batch 1 beneficiaries beyond the expiry month of  December 2018,  the presidency said. […]

2019: ADP will shock APC in Ogun, says Dimeji Bankole

The Governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Ogun State, Dimeji Bankole on Monday declared his party will unseat the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the next year’s elections in the state. Bankole spoke on Monday at the ADP secretariat in Abeokuta shortly after he was officially unveiled as the flag-bearer of […]

FG to commence clean-up of Ogoni oil spill – Minister

Ogoni land, polluted with oil spills By Deji Abdulwahab The Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, said on Monday that the Federal Government was set to commence the clean -up of oil spills in Ogoni land. Jibril told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the 2018 International Day for […]

Balarabe Musa warns against PDP presidenc

Alhaji Balarabe Musa By Bolaji Buhari A former governor of Old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, on Monday urged Nigerians not to gamble with the idea of returning the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to power in 2019. Musa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Kaduna that the country would be worse […]

EFCC to investigate abandoned projects in Nigeria

Ibrahim Magu, Acting EFCC Chairman of EFCC By Ibrahim Kado The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) says it has set up a team to commence investigation of abandoned government projects across the country. Acting EFCC Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Magu, stated this in an interview with newsmen in Gombe on Monday. He said this would […]

*I have faith in APC’s respect for democratic ideals – Uba Sani*

In what is his very first major media outing throughout the prolonged war in the APC for the ticket for Kaduna Central senatorial seat, Uba Sani engaged a large section of the press in a triumphant interaction Sunday evening, hailing the APC National leadership for upholding standard democratic practice. During the session Malam Uba declared […]

Tough road to Yelwan Nghar where imam saved 300 people

Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, 83, became famous after he saved about 300 Christians in Yelwan Nghar during attacks by an armed militia on June 23. Our correspondent travelled the very bad road to Yelwa in search of this man and the remarkable community he helped saved.   What becomes immediately visible on the isolated route to […]

Zamfara PDP governorship candidate sets 3-point agenda

Dr. Bello Matawalle, the PDP Governorship candidate in Zamfara, has said that he would focus on three key issues including security, education and health if elected in 2019. Matawalle, while addressing supporters on Monday in Gusau, said that the state would only move forward if the three sectors were given the attention they deserved. He […]

2019: We’ll jail ‘looters’ in Buhari’s govt – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that its presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, if elected in 2019, would jail “all looters” of public treasury under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government. The PDP said Atiku will open a system-wide fight against corruption as soon as he is elected into office and […]