My voyage on the (River) Niger

‘Everyone needs a strategy…’ -Lawrence Freedman Three years ago, precisely in November 2015, I was entrusted with the responsibility of being the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the dynamic and amiable Governor of Niger State, Alhaji (Dr.) Abubakar Sani-Bello. Three years down the road, I can look back with utmost satisfaction and deep sense of […]

Halep shatters Serena Williams bid for 24th Grand Slam title

Simona Halep on Saturday shattered Serena Williams’ latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title with a devastating Wimbledon win. The Romanian won 6-2 6-2 in front of an incredulous Centre Court, running after everything the American threw at her. It is the 27-year-old former world number one’s second Grand Slam title after her […]

Facebook faces financial crisis as U.S. govt. imposes $5bn fine

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg might be in serious financial difficulty if the U.S. government make good its threat to impose a fine of about five billion dollars against Facebook over privacy violations. According to a report, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted approving for the fine to be imposed. The fine comes after an FTC […]

Ibom: APC’s allegation against tribunal unfounded – AILM

A socio-Political group in Akwa Ibom state has described as unfounded, allegations by the state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) against the elections petitions tribunal. The Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement, AILM, rreacting to the allegation made during a press briefing on Saturday, advised the APC to exercise restraint and resist from raising false alarm. In […]

Multi-million naira electric carts acquired 10 years ago rot away at NASS

Ten years after they were purchased for the use of federal lawmakers, 15 electric cars (carts) are laying waste at the National Assembly. The carts have not been put into use since they were acquired and their existence is even unknown to many. They are parked in a garage purposely built for them at the […]

Wata budurwa ta guntulewa saurayinta Azzakari da hakori, an damketa

Wata budurwa ta guntulewa saurayinta Azzakari da hakori, an damketa 7 hours ago 3865 views by  Abdul Rahman Rashid Hukumar yan sandan jihar Legas ta damke wata budurwa yar shekara 20 da haihuwa, Blessing John, kan laifin guntulewa saurayinta, Johnson, azzakari yayinda yake kokarin yi mata fyade. A cewarta. Blessing wacce ke tsare a sashen […]

New Zealand: Gun owners turn over weapons for money

Dozens of Christchurch gun owners on Saturday handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics. Police said they paid more than 430,000 New Zealand dollars ($288,000) to 169 gun owners during the event. The […]

Why Gov. Abdulrazaq apologised to Kwara pupils

By Abiodun Esan Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has apologised to pupils of School for Special Needs in Ilorin over the poor condition of the school. A statement issued by Media Aide to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye on Saturday in Ilorin, said Abdulrazaq gave the apology when he visited the school. The governor who expressed […]

NDLEA nabs 2 suspected drug dealers in Kebbi

By Ibrahim Bello The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kebbi office said it arrested two suspected drug dealers and recovered 40 kilogrammes of hard drugs hidden in  40 pieces of laptop bags in the state. The state Commander of NDLEA, Mr Suleiman Jadi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on […]

Buhari extends Prisons CG’s tenure

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of tenure of the Controller-General, Nigeria Prisons Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, by one year with effect from July 21, 2019. This was contained in a statement by the Director of Press & Public Relations in the Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga, yesterday. Ja’afaru’s tenure was to end on July […]