Breaking: Fuel subsidy convict to be sentenced January 18

The sentencing of Adaoha Ugo-Nnadi, who was convicted for fuel subsidy fraud last Friday, has been adjourned till January 18. Mrs. Ugo-Nnadi, who was convicted alongside Walter Wagbatsoma and their company, Ontario Oil and Gas, fainted on Friday while the judge was about to read her sentence. She was subsequently rushed to hospital. Details later… […]

Emulate Sardauna’s uprightness, Ashiru urges leaders

As the North remembers the -5th January date of the death of its first regional premier,  Sir Ahmadu Hello Sardaunan Sokoto, a former member of the House of Representatives and Kaduna State governorship hopeful, Isa Ashiru has called on leaders to shun bankruptcy and imbibe the virtues of the late Premier. “The remembrance should be […]

EDATI DRINK UP : Niger Commissioner Commissions 15 Boreholes to Kick-off 2017

By Fodio Ahmed The always-smiling, calm Niger State Commissioner of Investment, Commerce and Industry, Hajiya Ramatu Mohammed Yar’adua has kicked-off her 2017 with the commissioning of a 3 units bore-holes in 15 areas of her LG Area and 1 in Mokwa Local Government Area of Niger State. The commissioning done amidst fanfare by elated residents, […]

Kure’s Death, “Shocking and Great Loss” Says Commissioner

By Fodio Ahmed The Niger State Commissioner of Planning,  Mallam Mohammed Nda has described the death of former Niger State,  Late Engr. A.A Kure “shocking and great loss not just to Niger State but the Nation at large”. Mallam Nda in a condolence press statement, described the deceased as a bridge-builder across diverse religious,  political,  […]

Gambia: Adama Barrow Heads to Mali for Gambia Crisis Talks

Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has travelled to Mali’s capital to meet leaders attending a summit jointly hosted by France in Mali as uncertainty grows over Gambia’s political crisis. His visit to Bamako came after last-ditch attempts on Friday by a regional mediation team led by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to persuade Gambia’s longtime leader Yahya […]

Gambia: The Gambia Crisis – Barrow, President From January 19, Says African Union

– West Africa To Deploy Troops — Ibn Chambas Going by the recent position adopted by the African Union (AU), that it will no longer recognise Yahya Jammeh as President of The Gambia, the continental body would in principle turn to Adama Barrow as the country’s leader for official relations. President Yahya Jammeh’s term in […]

Gambia: The Gambia, Jammeh and the Proverbial Bull in a China Shop

By Paul Ejime The Gambia, a small West African country with some 1.9 million people is an agriculturally fertile land famous for tourism, especially its attractive beaches. But from 1994, the country became notorious under the repressive and brutish government of an eccentric army lieutenant who transmuted to a civilian President, through four controversial multi-party […]

No Substitute To Nigeria’s Unity– Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, laying the wreath to mark the Y2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the Remembrance Arcade, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday stressed the need for the continuous remembrance of the fallen heroes who laid their lives for the […]

Use agriculture to end poverty — Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi,has called on Nigerians to aggressively engage in agriculture to end poverty and reduce unemployment in the country. Adeyeye made the call at the 2017 Mike Omotosho Annual Lecture with theme, `Increased Agricultural Productivity for Sustainable Economic Growth’, in Abuja on Saturday. He said that engaging in agriculture was […]

Buhari attends Africa-France summit

President Muhammadu Buhari joined other world leaders at the 27th Africa-France Summit in Bamako Mali on Saturday. President Buhari left Banjul, capital of The Gambia to Mali, taking Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow along. President Muhammadu Buhari and other West African leaders, may have tactically taken Gambia’s president-elect, Adama Barrow into safety after a botched attempt […]