Uwais briefs Budget minister, wants more funds for SIPs

By Chijioke Okoronkwo The Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment, Mrs Maryam Uwais, has called for  increased funding of the Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) in order  to close existing gaps for better service delivery. Uwais in a statement by  Mr Justice Bibiye, Communications Manager, National Social Investment Office (NSIO), on Friday in Abuja, […]

Man Who Robbed A Mosque In Niger State Arrested (Photo)

The Niger State Police Command has arrested a suspected armed robber, Usman Adamu, 34, of the Fadikpe area of the Minna metropolis for allegedly breaking into the Kwarkwata Mosque, in Bosso Local Government Area of the state. The suspect was trailed and arrested by a team of policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of […]

EXTRA: Protect yourself if el-Rufai kneels before you, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna central, has taunted Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, saying anyone he kneels before should protect his groins. The ex-lawmaker said this in reaction to a comment credited to el-Rufai. The governor had said he reduced Sani to a blogger and exiled Sulieman Hunkuyi, a former senator representing Kaduna north, […]


PRESS RELEASE 30th August, 2019 The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has stressed the need for people to be more security conscious in order to overcome the present security challenges especially Banditry and Kidnapping that are bedeviling some parts of the country. Ahmed Ibrahim Matane disclosed this in continuation […]

Re: Kano Government and the Civil Service

I feel compelled to write this rejoinder in response to the above write-up on your daily publication of Daily trust August 20, 2019. The need to set the record straight was so overwhelming, in view of the cascade of half-truths and disgruntled obfuscation portrayed therein by miscreant with the sole objective of casting aspersion and […]

Some mobile phones are hazardous – NCC warns

By Yinusa Ishola The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned Nigerians that using sub-standard telecom devices could adversely affect their health. Prof. Umar Danbatta, NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, said at a sensitisation workshop for stakeholders that using sub-standard and counterfeit telecom devices was dangerous to human health and safety. The workshop had as theme: “Hazardous […]

Quarantine service: Only 30 veterinary officers man 52 border posts in Nigeria

By Felicia Imohimi The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has expressed concern over inadequate manpower and funding to effectively carry out its operations. Dr Abiodun Akinjo, the Director, Animal Quarantine told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja that the agency has only 30 veterinary officers among other personnel to man  over 52 […]

Enrique, Ex-Barca Manager loses 9-year old daughter to cancer

Former Barcelona manager, Luis Enrique has lost his nine-year-old daughter to osteosarcoma, a type of cancer that affects the bone. Enrique, 49, confirmed his daughter Xana’s death on Thursday afternoon, saying she had fought osteosarcoma – or bone cancer – for “five intense months”. Enrique wrote on his twitter page: “Our daughter Xana passed away […]

Nigeria loses 22mb of crude oil in 6 months – Gov. Obaseki

By Edith Ike-Eboh Edo Governor,  Godwin Obaseki said the nation lost about 22 million barrels of its crude oil production to oil theft between January and June 2019. Obaseki disclosed this in a statement issued by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the Spokesman for the Nigerian National Petroleum corporation( NNPC) in Abuja on Thursday. He said that […]

Gov. Matawalle’s convoy crashes, two die

By Abubakar Ahmed An accident involving the convoy of Zamfara state Governor, Alhaji Bello Matawalle has claimed the lives of two police personnel attached to the governor. Yusuf Idris, the Director-General on Press Affairs to the governor, confirmed the incident in a press statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday […]