At 78, Okowa hails IBB for creating Delta state

Delta Governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, as he clocks 78 years on Aug. 17. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Friday in Asaba, the governor said that Babangida was an elder statesman whose commitment to the unity and indivisibility of the country […]

FIFA bans Samson Siasia for life over bribe

FIFA has slammed a life ban on former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia. In addition, he has been fined $50,000 for agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches.’ Siasia was coach of Nigeria between 2010-2011 and for a spell in 2016. He was also coach of Under 20 and Under 23. FIFA did not state when he […]

Buhari’s new prisons reform, unprecedented in Nigeria’s history – NCS

The Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, formerly called Nigerian Prisons Service, NPS, says the new law governing the service will transform inmates into better citizens, more useful to the society. Francis Enobore, the Public Relations Officer of the Service, told newsmen on Friday in Abuja that the law targeted at complete reformation of the service was […]

JUST IN: SSANU, NASU begin warning strike

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, have announced a one-week warning strike from Monday, August 19. In a letter obtained by DAILY NIGERIAN on Friday, the university non-academic workers said the warning strike was aimed at pressing home their demands from the Nigerian government, following the […]

We are set to return Nigerian pilgrims home – NAHCON

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, says it is set to transport all Nigerian pilgrims back home, beginning from Aug. 17. The Commissioner in charge of operations, Saleh Modibbo, gave assurance during the Post-Arafat meeting attended by stakeholders in hajj operations on Friday in Makkah. According to him, the first return flight is scheduled […]

NNPC targets China to boost Crude oil reserves

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, says strategic partnership and new investments in the Upstream Petroleum Sector are essential to actualise the growth of the nation’s crude Oil reserves. Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kyari, disclosed this when the Executive Vice President of China National Offshore Oil Corporation, CNOOC, Lu Yan Ji, paid him […]

Buhari inaugurates Air Force hospital in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari says efforts by the Federal Government will be redoubled to improve health facilities, equipment and services in the country, listing people living in rural areas as top on priority for better health services. Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement in Abuja, said Mr Buhari […]

SHIRORO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND APPOINTMENTS RACKETEERING

In the recent past, Shiroro local government have been engulfed in systemic atrocities, chief among them is APPOINTMENTS RACKETEERING. Shady and sharp practices among some few privileged staff have almost become a norn. They indulge with pride in activities that are in sharp contrast with our wellbeing and continuous peaceful coexistence which are capable of […]

Power sector reforms making steady progress—Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government’s power sector reforms are already yielding results as steady progress is being recorded in power generation, transmission and distribution capacities on the national grid. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, said the vice president spoke at the commissioning of the 2x60MVA, 132/33KV substation and […]