Federal Government declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, 15th and Monday, 18th June as public holidays to celebrate this year’s Eid-el Fitr. This was confirmed by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Monday, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr M. B. Umar on Monday. He congratulated the Muslim faithful on […]

Nigeria and Morocco sign agreement on regional gas pipeline

President Buhari, on behalf of Nigeria, has signed an agreement with Morocco which will see the country provide gas to countries in West Africa extending to Morocco and Europe. This was made known in a State house press release signed by Shehu Garba. President Buhari and King of Morocco His Majesty Mohammed VI in a […]

Atiku Health Referral Centre Ready Soon – Consultant

The proposed Referral Centre to be established in Abuja by West Africa Health-Care Company Limited in partnership with Saudi-German Hospital, Dubai will soon be commissioned. Semira Dikbas, an international Patient Affairs Adviser of the Referral Centre in Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja disclosed this recently. The first step in this joint […]

Oyo Pensioners Drag Ajimobi, 5 Others To Court Over Unpaid N42. 3bn Pensions, Gratuities

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP)  has dragged  Governor Abiola Ajimobi and others to court over unpaid N 42. 3 billion pensions and gratuities to its members across the state. Others dragged to court alongside Governor Ajimobi are the Attorney -General of the state, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters , Commissioner for […]

Abandoned Ogbomoso Road May Trap, Claim 14,000 Lives – Community

The people of Ogbomoso in Oyo State  on Monday raised the alarm of the incessant auto crash claiming no fewer than 14,040 lives so far  on the ever busy Ogbomoso-Oyo road between year 2000 till date. Addressing a joint press conference on  behalf of residents and indigenes of Ogbomoso, Head of Churches in Ogbomoso Reverend […]

Ex-SDP leadership betrayed MKO Abiola – Shehu Sani

Sen. Shehu Sani has lamented that the leadership of the defunct Social Democratic Party, (SDP) betrayed the presumed winner of the June 12 1993 Presidential Election, Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. While describing many of the executive members of the then SDP as ‘traitors’, Sani wondered why President Muhammadu Buhari recognised the defunct party’s leadership […]

Governor Ambode: Fiscal federalism only path to true nationhood

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has said Nigeria’s democratic experience would never be an ideal model without entrenching fiscal federalism, noting that a true federal system “is the only path to nationhood”. As a federating unit, Ambode noted that the government of Lagos State “stands for a restructuring process that will lead to […]

APC national chairmanship aspirant withdraws from race

An aspirant to the office of national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emokpaire Ibrahim, has withdrawn from the race. The party has zoned the position to the South-south where the incumbent, John Odigie-Oyegun, comes from. Mr Odigie-Oyegun, however, is not seeking reelection. Mr Emokpaire announced his withdrawal from the race on Tuesday at […]

Defending champions Germany arrive in Russia for World Cup

Germany landed in Moscow on Tuesday to attempt to successfully defend their World Cup title and hoping to leave the political controversy surrounding Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan behind them. The Germans took off from Frankfurt in pouring rain hoping captain Manuel Neuer will stay fit after eight months on the sidelines with a foot […]