82 Chibok girls: FG did not pay any ransom to Boko Haram – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has denied reports that a ransom of two million euro was paid by the Federal Government of Nigeria to terrorist group, Boko Haram for the release of the 82 Chibok girls. He said this in a response to a BBC claim that Boko Haram received the ransom as part […]

N34.8bn to A’Ibom, N1.7bn to Osun — how states, FG shared FAAC revenue in Q1 of 2017

The federal, states and local governments shared N1.4 trillion in the first quarter of 2017, according to the federation account allocation committee (FAAC) report. Akwa Ibom received the highest share of N34.8bn while Osun state got N1.7bn, the lowest among the states. The breakdown is contained in the monthly FAAC report. Obtained by NAN on […]

‘Nigerian troops kill 13 Boko Haram terrorists, capture 10 logistics officials’

Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram on Saturday said they killed 13 terrorists and arrested 10 others engaged in smuggling in supplies for the group. “In the ongoing clearance operation around the fringes of Lake Chad, troops of 8 Task Force Division have continued to hit the few remaining Boko Haram hideouts and what is left […]

How Buhari administration will implement new Executive Orders – Osinbajo

The Muhammadu Buhari administration has said it will drive the new executive orders signed last week vigorously in its determination to significantly transform the business environment and how government business is done in the country. The spokesperson to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in response to media inquiries and while giving an […]

JAMB: More than 10,000 candidates caught cheating in Anambra

The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) says more than 10,000 candidates caught for examination malpractices in the ongoing UTME in Anambra have been handed over to appropriate authority. Lynda Nwachukwu, the Coordinator of the board in Anambra, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Saturday. NAN reports that the all […]

Why I donated tablets to 501 secondary school students – House Leader Gbajabiamila

The House of Representatives member representing Surulere Federal Constituency, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Friday donated 501 E-Learning tablets to secondary school students in his constituency. Mr. Gbajabiamila, who spoke at the public presentation of the tablets, said the donation was one of his campaign promises of providing “life changing empowerment programmes” to his constituents. “While we […]

Stop blaming Buhari for Nigeria’s woes – PDP Governor

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Sunday urged Nigerians, especially political leaders, to stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for Nigeria’s challenges. Mr. Okowa spoke in Benin at the end of a seven-day convention of the Rock of Ages Christian Assembly International (RACAI). The convention had the theme: “Too Faithful to Fail”. The governor, a member […]

EFCC to hold nation-wide walk against corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it will stage an anti-corruption walk on Tuesday to further encourage Nigerians on the need to shun corruption. A statement from the EFCC’s head of media and publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the walk will hold simultaneously in 10 states of the federation where the commission currently has […]

Nigerian government needs N100 billion to fix Apapa road, says Fashola

The Nigerian government need N100 billion to construct the Apapa Road in Lagos, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, has said. A statement by Mr. Fashola’s media aide, Hakeem Bello, said the minister also disclosed that the design and other requirements needed for the reconstruction of the road were ready. According to the […]

Almajiri system of begging is anti-Islam, Sultan says

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, said on Sunday that street begging by children has no basis in Islam and challenged those engaging in the act to find other means of earning a living. Mr. Abubakar, who is also the President-General of Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, stated this while presiding over the pre-Ramadan meeting of […]