Police to deploy 66, 241 personnel for Bayelsa, Kogi gov’ship polls

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has said the Police authority would deploy a total 66, 241 personnel for the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states. Adamu said this on Friday in Abuja during the Quarterly Consultative Meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) hosted by the […]

Plateau approves N33m for renovation of NUJ secretariat

Plateau State Government on Friday approved the sum of N33 million for the renovation of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat, located at D.B Zang road by Hill Station junction in Jos. The approval was made during the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Simon Bako Lalong. While briefing journalists after the […]

Kano 9: Forum lauds Gov. Ganduje on commission of inquiry

The Islamic Forum of Nigeria(IFON), has commended Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state for instituting a commission of inquiry to investigate the number of children kidnapped as well as infringement of rights of the nine recently rescued children. This was contained in a communique issued at the end of its meeting in Kano on the […]

Makinde, Buni, Abdulrazak for 2019 African Youth Day Award

As youths across Africa prepare for the African Youth Day Celebration, three Nigerian governors have been nominated for awards as the Pan-African Youth Role Models. The nominated governors are: Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, and Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State. This was disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja […]

52-year-old teacher remanded ‘for defiling own daughter’

By Opeyemi Aremu-Gbemiro An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 52-year-old teacher, Davies Noel,who allegedly defiled his 12-year-old daughter, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice. Chief Magistrate, Mr Abdullamid Lawal, who did not take the plea of Noel, ordered the police to duplicate the case file to the Ekiti Directorate of Public Prosecutions […]

EFCC records over 200 arrests of `Yahoo Boys’ in October – Magu

By Philomina Attah The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said it recorded no fewer than 200 arrests of Internet fraud suspects, popularly known as ‘Yahoo Boys’, in Oct. alone. The Acting Chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, stated this at an interactive session with newsmen on Friday in Abuja. According to Magu, the […]

EFCC goes after doctors issuing fake medical reports

By Philomina Attah The Economic and Finance Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will extend its investigation to doctors that issue fake medical reports to those facing prosecution for alleged economic and financial crimes. Acting Chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, disclosed this at an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja on Friday. “We will […]


This is to inform the general public that Minna-Bida will be closed for heavy-duty vehicles to allow major maintenance on the road. The official date is today 1st Nov. 2019 but full implementation starts Monday because speed bumps will be constructed 300 meters away from the barricade to avoid accidents.


The Commissioner Niger State Ministry of Budget and Planning, Honorable Mamman Musa had reiterated that budget narrative in the state need to be change, he made this assertion during his official assumption of duty when receiving brief from the Permanent Secretary, Directors and top management functionary of the Ministry. The Commissioner stressed out that budget […]

Towards a new deal for Nigeria, by Abba Kyari

The decision by the National Assembly to amend the Deep Offshore (and inland basin production sharing contract) Act is a huge victory for Nigeria. The articles and clauses of complex legislation may not appear to be the stuff to set pulses racing. But there should be no doubt: this is a watershed moment for our […]