The senatorial candidate for Kaduna Central on platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Lawal Adamu Usman (Mr LA) has described Kaduna Governor Nasir Elrufai as insensitive for referring to the thousands of school teachers he sacked as touts and area boys. Elrufai while justifying his government’s sack of over 25000 school teachers in a Federal […]

Nigeria imported N2.3trn fuel in 2018

An oil vessel Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) or petrol valued at N2.289 trillion was imported in the country in 2018, a report from the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said. According to the report, a total of N802.4 billion was imported in the first quarter of the year, N744.28 billion in the second quarter and […]

Kano awards N2.4bn cancer centre project

The Kano State Government has awarded a N2.4 billionn contract for the construction of a state-of-the-art cancer centre at the Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital in the state. Speaking while inspecting the proposed project site, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said the project implementation would be supervised by consultants from Varian Medicals to ensure that it was of […]

MURIC mourns Aisha Lemu

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condoled with Nigerians over the death of Hajiya Aisha Lemu. The late Hajiya Lemu was the pioneer National Amirah of the Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) and wife of Justice Ahmed Lemu, a former Grand Qadi of the Shariah Court of Appeal, Niger State. The Director […]

Buhari cuts N/Assembly budget by N14.5bn

President Muhammadu Buhari has slashed the budget of the National Assembly by N14.5 billion, Daily Trust reports. The federal legislature got N139.5bn in the 2018 budget, but under this year’s budget, the president proposed the sum of N125bn for the lawmakers, representing a reduction of N14.5bn. A careful look at the proposed National Assembly’s budget […]

Thailand deports Saudi woman seeking asylum

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun: Saudi woman held in Thailand on way to asylum in Australia A Saudi woman being held at Bangkok airport will be sent back Monday, Thai authorities said, after she made a desperate plea for asylum and for other passengers to help protest her deportation. The incident comes against the backdrop of intense […]

Why the army raided Daily Trust: Spokesman

Soldiers at the Daily Trust office in Abuja on Sunday. Photo: Daily Trust By Johnson Eyiangho The Nigerian Army said it raided the offices of Daily Trust Newspapers in Maiduguri and Abuja on Sunday to invite the organisation’s journalists responsible for the publication of a classified military operation plan. The siege was lifted by 9.30pm […]

What is the point of VAR?, Solari fumes after Madrid’s loss

What is the point of VAR?, Solari fumes after Madrid’s loss Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari was left fuming and questioning the point of video technology (VAR) in the La Liga on Sunday. His anger was after his side were not awarded what looked a clear penalty kick during their shock 2-0 loss at home […]

Yul Edochie, Nollywood actor joins PDP

Yul Edochie By Peter Okolie Yul Edochie, a Nollywood actor and former governorship candidate of the Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC) in Anambra, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Also Mr Godwin Ezeemo, the former governorship candidate of the Progressive Peoples Alliance, and Mr Hygers Igwebuike, a former factional governorship candidate of the All […]