Lagos train accident claims one person

A scene of train derailment By Kazeem Akande Latest reports indicate that one person died at an early hour train derailment on Thursday at Ashade railway crossing Agege, Lagos. The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) confirmed the death. Mr Jerry Ochi, the Lagos Railway District Manager (RDM), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the […]

We will defeat Buhari as opposition defeated sitting President in DRC – PDPCO

PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) has said the defeat of ruling party’s candidate, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s Presidential election, was another pointer to the impending defeat of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 presidential election. The PPCO, in a statement signed […]

Dogara hails Tambuwal for deepening democratic ideals in Nigeria

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwa Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated Governor Aminu Tambuwal on the occasion of his 53rd birthday. In a statement, signed and made available to the press on Thursday by his Special Adviser (Media & Public Affairs), Turaki Hassan , the speaker noted the contributions of […]

Nigeria, India to sign bilateral air services agreement

Air India as Nigeria set to sign Bilateral Air Services Agreement with India By Temitope Ponle Nigeria and India are set to sign Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) before the end of January that would enable direct flights between the two countries, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Abhay Thakur has said. Thakur said […]

Boko Haram in trouble as troops strike

Nigerian troops go offensive against Boko Haram By Rabiu Sani Troops have neutralised many insurgents who had earlier attacked the army’s location in Baga and successfully cleared the insurgents from communities in Born state. Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, the Director, Army Public Relations, said that troops of the 707 Special Forces Brigade dealt a decisive blow […]

N100b Sukuk fund for roads

an ongoing road project in Delta State By Folasade Folarin/Racheal Ishaya The Federal Government has decided to use the N100 billion Sovereign Sukuk bonds proceeds to construct 642.69 kilometres of roads across in NIgeria. The cheque for the money was presented by the Finance minister Zainab Ahmed to Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works […]

Buhari appoints new aide on NASS matters

President Muhammadu Buhari By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub as the new Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives). Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this development in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday. […]

24 hours electricity supply excites Damaturu residents

Electricity power line Residents of Damaturu, capital of Yobe, are delighted with recent restoration of 24 hours electricity supply and resolved to vote re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari. The uninterrupted power supply to the state had been made possible by the completion of 330kVA transmission line. A cross section of Damaturu residents, told the News Agency […]

Mourinho paid £15m by Manchester United

Jose Mourinho: cashiered with £15m Manchester United have paid their former gaffer Jose Mourinho £15 million ($19 million) in compensation following his sacking last month, according to British media on Thursday. The Daily Mail reports that a source close to Mourinho — whose contract was due to run till the end of the 2019/20 campaign […]

PDP, APC, guber candidates absent at Taraba peace accord

PDP, APC, guber candidates absent at Taraba peace accord By Gabriel Yough The Taraba Governorship Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), United Democratic Party (UDP) and the All Progressives Party (APC) failed to show up at the peace accord signing ceremony. The candidates are Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba (PDP), Sen. Aisha Alhassan, the […]