Argentina, France take FIFA ranking honours

Argentina’s team / AFP PHOTO / Juan Mabromata Lionel Messi’s beaten Copa America finalists Argentina end the year top of FIFA’s world rankings while France, defeated in the Euro 2016 final, were named ‘mover of the year’. Argentina finish 2016 out in front of arch rivals Brazil to inherit the ‘team of the year’ title […]

Senate decision on Magu final – Daudu

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Joseph B. Daudu (SAN) has called on President Mohammedu Buhari to look for better Nigerians who will run the Economic and Financials Crime Commission (EFCC). Addressing a press conference Tuesday in Abuja, Daudu who is also the chairman of the African Bar Association (ABA) said President Buhari […]

No sense in having a central Federal Government – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has lamented the economic consequence of over-centralization of powers in Nigeria, and hence is calling for a restructuring of the current administrative system. Atiku in a series of Twitter posts today said it is obvious that the Federal Government can no longer afford to meet its numerous obligations. The former […]

1,400 graduates storm Zamfara Assembly over unpaid salaries

1, 400 graduates recruited by Zamfara state government yesterday stormed the State House of Assembly to protest non- payment of their salaries for 32 months. The graduates who were led by Lukman Majidadi and the chairman of the Northern Youths Assembly, Zamfara state chapter, Mallam Munnir Haidara Kaura carried placards and chanted anti-government slogans. The […]


Niger State Deputy Governor, Alh Mohammed Ahmed Ketso led members of Niger State Executive Council in congratulating Governor Abubakar Sani Bello who turned 49 on Saturday, 17th December, 2016. The brief both momentous presentation of birthday cards held in the Council Chamber, Government House, Minna shortly before Council meeting on Tuesday, 20th December, 2016. Others […]

FG blames agencies for salary delay

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Government on Wednesday blamed the delay in the payment of salaries of some of its workers on the leadership of some government’s agencies, who exhausted their annual salary allocation two months to the end of the year. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, stated this in an interview with […]

Rivers rerun: INEC probes officials over bribery

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has made good its promise to investigate the role of its staff in the conduct of December 10 rerun elections in Rivers State. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu had, over the weekend, said the commission would institute an administrative inquiry into the bribery allegation and other electoral malpractices involving […]

Women, girls are two-thirds of trafficked victims – UN

No less than two-thirds of trafficked victims are women and girls while one-third of the victims of human trafficking are children, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, said on Wednesday. UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, disclosed this on Wednesday at the launch of the 2016 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. According […]

Gambia: Buhari, other West African leaders cannot intimidate me – Jammeh

The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has hit out at regional mediators urging him to step down, saying he will not be intimidated. President Jammeh had earlier conceded defeat in the election, after a 22-year-rule, but recanted a week later, asking for fresh polls to be conducted by a “god-fearing and independent electoral commission.” His decision […]