FG to shut Enugu airport for ‘security reasons’

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the Akanu Ibiam Airport in Enugu will be shut down due to security reasons. Speaking on Friday at the stakeholders’ forum in Lagos, the minister listed the security challenges at the airport to include bad runway, proximity to a market and the wrong location of the state’s […]

Northern governors unveil N6bn economic recovery plan, to revive textile industries, NNDC

The Northern States Governors’ Forum, NSGF, has created a joint financial institution worth six billion naira to serve as a vehicle for the region’s economic recovery and development. Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno and out-going Chairman of the forum made this known while highlighting his achievements in the last four years on Friday in Kaduna. […]


During the entire month of Ramadan, Muslims are obligated to fast, every day from dawn to sunset (or from dawn to night according to some scholars). Fasting requires the abstinence from food and drink. Fasting in the month of Ramadān was made obligatory during the month of Sha‘bān, in the second year after the Muslims […]

Gbong Gwom faults Lalong’s splitting of Jos traditional authority

By Peter Amine Chief Jacob Buba Gyang, the Gbong Gwom Jos, and Chairman, Plateau Council of Chiefs,  has said that state governors do not have the authority to redefine traditional boundaries. “I am not aware of any authority by a governor to redefine traditional boundaries. Government cannot redefine boundaries where there is no problem,” Buba […]

Kogi NYSC coordinator dies in auto crash

Oludolapo Ahile, the Kogi state coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has died in an auto crash. Adedapo Tayo, the assistant director, public relations, Kogi NYSC, told NAN that the coordinator was involved in a ghastly accident alongside Michael Ahile, her husband, on Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia highway in Nassarawa state. He said that the accident […]

Islamic scholar allegedly dupes foreigner of N30m, impersonates NNPC GMD, Buhari’s aide

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office, has arrested a 31-year-old Islamic scholar and herbalist, Jamiu Isiaka, for allegedly impersonating the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, and the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, among other prominent citizens. The […]

Why Benin, others get stable electricity than Nigeria —TCN

Nigeria supplies about 80 per cent of the total quantum of electricity consumed in the Republic of Benin but power is more stable in the neighbouring country than it is in Nigeria, the Transmission Company of Nigeria has said. Aside from the Republic of Benin, Nigeria, through the TCN, supplies power to the Republics of […]

Loom Money Nigeria’ is a fraudulent scheme, SEC warns

The Securities and Exchange Commission has warned Nigerians against fraudsters currently running an online investment scheme tagged “Loom Money Nigeria.’’ Acting Director-General of the commission, Ms Mary Uduk gave the warning at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja. A statement by SEC’s Head of Media, Mrs Efe Ebelo, said that Uduk, who was represented […]

Defection Of Saraki, Dogara, 51 Others Is Unlawful – Says Judge

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court has said that the defection of 53 members of the National Assembly is unlawful. He stated this while ruling on a case seeking to remove the lawmakers for defecting from one party to another when there was no division in their parties as claimed. According to him, their defection is unlawful […]

Al Shabaab now making deadly bombs: UN

A secret UN report said Al Shabaab, Somali Islamist insurgents are making their own bombs, as they mount more frequent and deadly attacks. The findings are a blow for internationally backed efforts to fight the al Shabaab insurgency, which has repeatedly carried out attacks in East Africa and launched dozens in Somalia this year despite […]