Probe the Sure-P Programme in Niger State… Gov. Abu Sani urged

The last may not be yet heard of the impunity orchestrated by Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu-led last administration of Niger State as some youths employed through the Subsidy Re-investment Programme (SURE-P) in the state have complained that their seven months salaries were withheld. The Niger State Sure-P Programme was involved in the Execution Capital Projects […]

Guardiola: Of course I’ll shake Mourinho’s hand

The Manchester City boss was once again keen to downplay his rivalry with his United counterpart, and is more concerned about the state of the pitch in Beijing Pep Guardiola has once again moved to downplay his rivalry with Jose Mourinho ahead of Manchester City’s International Champions Cup clash with Manchester United. The two Premier […]

Nigerian Shiites raise alarm on health of detained leader Zakzaky

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria ,IMN, has expressed deep concern about the health of their leader, Ibraheem Yaqoub Zakzaky, currently in Department of State Security ,DSS custody. Close relations of Mr. Zakzaky had over the week visited him at the DSS office in Abuja. A statement on Saturday in Kaduna by Ibrahim Musa, President of […]

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IBB hails Reps Speaker Dogara

A former military president, Ibrahim Babangida (IBB), has commended the leadership of Speaker Yakubu Dogara in the House of Representatives. Speaking when he received members of the House of Representatives led by the speaker in his Hiltop residence in Minna on Saturday evening, IBB described the Dogara-led House of Representatives as “committed and dedicated”, according […]

Nigeria To Earn Polio Free Certification By 2017 – PMB

President Muhammadu Buhari has said marking two years since the last case of poliomyelitis was reported in Nigeria, the next target was the certification of polio-free status in 2017 by World Health Organisation (WHO). The President said a fortnight ago, he directed the Federal Ministries of Health and, Information and Culture, to reinvigorate their strategies […]

Kano Boosts Foreign Scholarship Programme With N115m

Kano State Executive Council has approved the payments of the sum of N115, 400, 477.06 for the upkeep and other allowances of the indigenous 459 students continuing their education programme oversees. The students are on the state government scholarship pursuing various Post Graduate Programmes in universities in China, India, Cyprus, Egypt, Uganda and Sudan. The […]

When Benue Lawmakers Exchanged Blows Over Alleged Vehicle Scandal

The Benue State House of Assembly is enmeshed in political turmoil over an alleged N750m vehicle procurement scam. JEFFREY AMERE takes a look at the issues that sparked the intricate situation. Benue State House of Assembly was last week reduced to a theater of shame. The state lawmaker made themselves an embarrassing political spectacle as […]

Immigration: How ECOWAS Protocol Aids Human Trafficking

ECOWAS Protocol to which Nigeria is signatory is one of the key factors aiding trans-border trafficking in persons, Public Relations Officer, Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, E. S King, a deputy comptroller, has said. The Protocol allows for free movement of persons within the 16-member ECOWAS nation upon possession and presentation of the ECOWAS Passport. Following […]

PDP senators deny impeachment plot against Buhari

•Say this is no time for politicking Senators elected on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday denied their involvement in any alleged plot to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari. They dismissed reports of the impeachment plot as “false, baseless and unfounded.” The PDP Senators were apparently reacting to a statement by a […]

Hillary Clinton picks Kaine as VP

US Democrat presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton has named Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate. Clinton made the announcement via Twitter and a text message to supporters after the first day of a two-day campaign swing in Florida. She called Kaine to tell him about 40 minutes before the announcement, and called President Barack Obama […]