Amaechi apologises to Nigerians over suspension of free Iju-Abeokuta train ride

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Friday apologised to Nigerians over the suspension of the Iju-Abeokuta free train ride during the 2019 general elections. Amaechi tendered the apology during the monthly rail inspection of the Lagos-Ibadan modernisation project in Ibadan. He said that the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation […]

Breaking: At last, APC removes big broom at Abuja’s City gate

A big broom which represents the symbol of the All Progressives Congress (APC), installed at Abuja popular entrance arena known as City Gate has been eventually removed. The installation of the broom since early February ahead of Presidential and National Assembly elections was greeted with mixed feelings among the residents of the Federal Capital Territory […]

WAEC de-recognises 13 schools, warns 56 others in Kogi

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has de-recognised 13 secondary schools and warns 56 others in Kogi for their involvement in examination malpractice during the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). Mr Ademu Amos, WAEC Desk Officer, Kogi Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, disclosed this at a meeting with the principals, vice […]

EFCC arraigns 4 for alleged N19m fraud in Sokoto

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, arraigned four persons before the Federal High Court in Sokoto, for alleged advance fee fraud to the tune of N19 million. The accused persons are: Jabir Ladan, Sani Musa, Kabir Musa and Aliyu Muhammad, while Hassan Sadiq, an accomplice, is still at large. The accused persons, […]

Border security: Stakeholders want prompt data sharing amongst govt agencies

Stakeholders in border management in Nigeria have called for prompt data and information sharing amongst all relevant agencies of the government to enhance national security. This is contained in the communiqué issued at the end of a two-day stakeholders’ workshop on border management to review the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS)’s National Border Management Strategy (NBMS) […]

More women die from caesarean delivery in Africa – Research

More women die from caesarean delivery in Africa More women die from caesarean delivery in Africa than in high income countries, a study published in the Lancet medical journal revealed on Friday. Cesarean section (C-section) is a surgical procedure used to deliver a baby through incisions in the abdomen and uterus. A caesarean section is […]

Exploration: NNPC woos investors to Nigeria’s ultra-deep terrain

NNPC’s Group MD Maikanti Baru: By Edith Ike-Eboh The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru has called on foreign investors to explore Nigeria’s ultra-deep terrain which is largely untested. Baru made the call in a statement issued by the corporation, in Abuja, on Friday. He spoke during a […]

Jonathan forfeits another N2.4b to FG

Patience Jonathan: loses bid to recover seized N2.4billion The Supreme Court has dismissed an application filed by Patience Jonathan, wife of former president, seeking to upturn the interim forfeiture of N2.4 billion as ordered by a Federal High Court in Lagos. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had traced the money to her and […]

UCL: Barca face United as City battle Tottenham

UCL: Barca face United as City battle Tottenham Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side, Manchester United must face ruthless Barcelona with merciless Messi while Christiano Ronaldo and Juventus will be facing Dutch side Ajax in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League. English Premier League top team, Manchester City will be taking on EPL rivals Tottenham, […]

I won’t run for house of reps again, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, lawmaker representing Bebeji/Kiru constituency in Kano state, says he will not run for house of representatives seat again. Jibrin, who was elected for the third time in the March 9 poll, was presented with his certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday. The lawmaker, who posted pictures of the presentation on Twitter, […]