New Maize Disease Surfaces in S’West, Threatens Food Sufficiency

Ademola Babalola in Ibadan At a time when tomato scarcity has continued to rage due to a pest called Tuta absoluta a new disease has been uncovered in the South-west geopolitical zone of the country. This time, it is a maize disease, according to the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Moor Plantation, Ibadan. […]


The Ongoing verification exercise in Chanchaga Local Government Council of Niger State has so far revealed twenty staff in twenty three non-existing primary schools. Investigation by our reporter indicates that the staff and the schools are fictitious. A source close to the verification committee told our reporter that the present Local Government Chairman has directed […]

Oba of Benin funeral rites: Crown Prince performs Ukpukpe rites

The burial rites for the late ‎Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, continues on Thursday morning with the Crown Prince and Edaiken n’Uselu, Eheneden Erediauwa, performing the Ukpukpe rites. Also present at the ceremony which was held at the Ugha Ozolua Grounds, inside the Benin Palace, were other children of the departed Monarch and palace chiefs. […]

Third militant group emerges in Niger Delta

Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force is the new militant group that emerged in the region The group claimed that Buhari is set to divide Nigeria The militants threatened to test six missiles if Nigerian army wouldn’t leave there communities. The new Niger Delta militant group has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is set for the […]

FG scraps post UTME

The Federal Government Thursday scrapped the conduct of post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for candidates seeking admission into higher institution. The government explained that all tertiary institutions were at liberty to conduct screening for candidates seeking admission into any school. Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said this on Thursday in Abuja after declaring […]

No 70 per cent cut of workers salary- Gov. Abu Sani

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State says the precarious economic condition of the state today was not enough reason to leave a huge debt burden on the future generation as doing so will only tantamount to mortgaging the future of the state. He said it does not augur well for the future progress and […]

GOOD NEWS: Nigeria now has a vaccine that’ll crush ‘tomato ebola’

The National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT), Zaria, Kaduna state, says it has developed a vaccine for the tomato pest: tuta absoluta. Bala Aliyu, the institute’s public relations officer, disclosed this on Thursday, saying the end had come for the disease, which have subjected Nigerians to undue hardship in the last two months. He […]

Jonathan never cared about Ogoniland – Amaechi

Transport minister Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has slammed Goodluck Jonathan He criticizes the former president for ignoring the plight of Ogoniland local residents The oil rich region has been blighted by ecological disaster and is home to many Delta militants. The current transport minister and former Governor of Rivers state Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has said that immediate […]

Buhari begins cleanup of Ogoniland

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday flagged off the cleanup of Ogoniland with a warning to militants to end the continued attack on oil and gas installations. Speaking in Bodo, Gokana LGA of Rivers State, Buhari, who was represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, also cautioned oil thieves to desist from their action, adding that oil theft […]

Gwamnatin Shugaba Muhammadu Buhari za ta ci gaba da biyan tallafin takin zamani domin taimakawa wajen bunkatar noma a fadin kasar nan baki daya. Wannan na zuwa ne a lokacin da wasu ke yada jita – jitar cewa gwamnatin za ta cire tallafin da take bawa takin zamanin. Ministan Harkokin Noma, Mr. Audu Ogbeh ne […]