B/Haram: NCP wants service chiefs sacked

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Conscience Party (NCP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack all the serving service chiefs and replace them with those with fresh ideas on how to end the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East. The NEC also accused the security agents in the country of conniving […]

Army arrests 5 Boko Haram suppliers

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it had arrested four Boko Haram insurgents’ suppliers in Borno, as part of a renewed campaign to stifle the insurgents’ economy. The Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, made the disclosure during the destruction of four vehicles and essential commodities seized from the insurgents in Maiduguri. Adeniyi […]

Buhari reacts to xenophobic attack in S/Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a Special Envoy to convey to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa his deep concerns over reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since Aug. 29. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, who confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, said the Envoy would […]

Why our electoral process is imperfect- INEC Boss

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman, Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that persistent trust deficit was one out of many reasons impeding quality electoral process in the country. Yakubu made this observsation in a policy roundtable on Elections in Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja. Represented by Prof. Okechukwu Ibeanu, National Commissioner in charge of Operations, noted […]

GOVERNOR SANI BELLO COMMITTED TO THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SDGS ….SAYS M& E, DATA GENERATION VITAL FOR ACTUALIZATION OF GOALS

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has stressed the need for government to come out with some social protection interventions in specific sectors of the economy in other to fast track some of the achievements of the indicators in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Speaking at a one day seminar/training for Permanent Secretaries on Solution […]

Nigeria listed for squash championship after 20 years

By Ijeoma Okigbo Nigerian squash players will participate this year in the Men’s World Team Championship (WTC) for the first time in 20 years, a Nigeria Squash Federation (NSF) official said on Monday. Wilson Egberipou, chairman of the WTC committee, told newsmen on Monday in Abuja the tournament was necessary to expose players. “The first […]

Davido set to marry heartthrob Chioma, holds introduction

By Patrick Amogu Music Super Star Davido is set to marry his heartthrob and has held an introduction with Chioma’s family. The would-be husband announced this via his account@iamdavido, while also announcing that his wedding would take place in 2020. He shared pictures of his introduction ceremony with Chioma’s family, asking friends to get set […]

Oil prices fall as market eyes trade war

Oil prices fell on Tuesday as the ongoing U.S.-China trade war cast a pall over markets, with soft South Korean data adding to concerns over emerging markets and a rise in OPEC output. U.S. crude CLc1 was down 26 cents, or 0.5 per cent, at 54.84 dollars a barrel by 0644 GMT, while Brent LCOc1 […]

Scuba diving boat blaze kills 25 in California

A blaze broke out on a scuba diving vessel near the southern coast of California early on Monday, leaving 25 people dead; nine are still missing. The 75-foot (20-meter) commercial scuba diving vessel was on a three-day excursion when the fire broke out. It was anchored roughly 20 yards (18 meters) off the northern coast of Santa Cruz […]

Issues in craze to get quick money by Nigerian youths

By Femi Ogunshola, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) United States of America on Aug. 23, released the names of 80 Nigerians involved in cybercrimes. They were identified after three years of painstaking investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Most of the names on the list, were youths, enmeshed in internet fraud and money […]