Boko Haram: FG procures 18 fighter jets

The federal government is expecting the delivery of six brand new helicopter gunships from Italy, in addition to 12 military aircraft ordered from the United States, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has said. Abubakar made the disclosure in Kano yesterday while commissioning a multi-billion naira Modular Theatre at the 465 Nigerian […]

Hottest governorship race of 2019

With the array of powerful contenders for governorship seats in 2019, the race will be a battle of titanic proportions in a number of states. Daily Trust on Sunday reports the state where the war will be hottest. Rivers In Rivers State, it is a straight fight between the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi and […]

2018 Keffi Polo Ranch: Osinbajo, Lamido Sanusi II, Al-Makura light up Keffi Open

Keffi Polo Ranch proprietor, Honourable Aliyu Wadada (m) welcomes the Vice President and Special Guest of Honour, Professor Yemi Osinbajo to grand finale of the 2018 Keffi Polo Ranch Open Polo Tournament in Keffi last Sunday, while Tournament Manager, Bashir Mohammed (left) beams with smiles. The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Nassarawa State […]

FAAN paralyses MMA2, Osubi, Gombe airports

MMA2: FAAN withdraws services over indebtedness, meaning no flight from the airport; Gombe and Warri airports too *Arik stops flights to the three airports By Solomon Asowata The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has notified airlines of the withdrawal of its services to Osubi Airport, Warri, Gombe Airport and Murtala Muhammed Airport 2(MMA2) over […]

NMA inaugurates committee to eliminate Trans Fatty Acid food in Nigeria

Technical Working Group for the elimination of Trans Fatty Acid foods in Nigeria. By Ummul Idris The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has inaugurated a Technical Working Group for the elimination of Trans Fatty Acid (TFAs) foods in Nigeria. Inaugurating the committee on Saturday in Abuja, the NMA President, Dr Francis Faduyile, said the exercise was […]

Osinbajo begins house-to-house campaign in Lagos

File: Osinbajo begins house-to-house campaign in Ikeja in Lagos By Chioma Ugboma Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the difference between President Muhammadu Buhari and other presidential candidates for the 2019 elections is that the president will not steal or allow stealing. Osinbajo made the declaration in Lagos on Saturday at the flag off of his […]

NNPC says it has 2.6bn litres of petrol in stock

Diversion: NSCDC arrest trucks with 495,000 litres of petrol By Yunus Yusuf The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NPPC) says it has 2.6 billion litres of petroleum products offshore and onshore in Lagos State to meet the nation’s demands. Mr Isiaka Abudulrasaq, the Chief Financial Officer of NNPC gave the assurance in an interactive session with […]

Hamas applauds UN for not condemning rocket attacks in Israel

Hamas fires rockets into Israel The Palestinian terror group Hamas has taunted the U.S. after the U.N. General Assembly failed to adopt a U.S. resolution condemning the militant group’s rocket attacks against Israel. The U.S.-led resolution would have condemned Hamas for “repeatedly firing rockets into Israel and for inciting violence, thereby putting civilians at risk.” […]

Super Falcons book France, South Korea, Norway in World Cup

Nigeria’s Super Falcons to meet France, South Korea and Norway in FIFA World Cup next June African champions, Nigeria’s Super Falcons have been drawn alongside hosts France, South Korea and Norway in Group A of the FIFA Women’s World Cup next year. Two-time champions Germany are in Group B with China, Spain and Africa’s second […]

Gunmen attack Father Mbaka: Spokesman

Father Mbaka: attacked by gunmen A spokesman of Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has alleged that there was an assassination attempt on the controversial priest in Enugu on Thursday. The spokesman, Maximus Ugwuoke blamed it all on politics, days after Mbaka publicly declared the Abubakar-Obi ticket doomed. “It is with rude shock and utter surprise that […]