We never blamed Saudi govt for low turn-out of pilgrims – NAHCON

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has said that its chairman, Abdullahi Mukhtar has never blamed the Saudi Arabian government for low turn-out of pilgrims due to early closure of the Kingdom’s Hajj portal. The commission also said Mr Mukhtar rather blamed the Nigerian pilgrims of “lacklustre attitude of waiting until the last minute […]

Ganduje reacts to deputy’s defection to PDP, says ‘I expected it long before now’

The Kano State Government on Wednesday in Kano described the defection of the erstwhile deputy governor, Hafiz Abubakar, to the Peoples Democratic Party “as long overdue,” adding that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje expected it “long before now.” This was contained in a press statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Youths and Culture, Mohammed Garba. The former deputy […]

Over 5,000 Zamfara IDPs return home – Army

Over 5,000 Internally Displaced Persons have returned to their villages in Zamfara following clearance operation conducted by the military against bandits terrorising communities in the state. The Army had launched Operation Sharan Daji to dislodge the bandits and secure communities that had come under attacks in recent months from bandits hitherto operating freely in the […]

Security Operatives Prevented Saraki From Killing, Destroying Property At NASS – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the resignation of Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on moral grounds, while alleging that thugs sponsored by him may have killed and damaged property at the National Assembly on Tuesday, but for timely intervention of security personnel. This was expressed in a statement signed by […]

Zaria Market Traders Suspicious Over Modernization Plan

The traders of famous Danmagaji market in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State have expressed their fears over modernizing the market by a developer, Alhaji Abdullahi Shukura who is trying to forcefully eject them out without any forms of compensation. Speaking to journalists on the matter, the Chairman Danmagaji Market Development Association, Alhaji Ahmad […]

Breastfeeding: Give Six Months Maternity Leave, MURIC Appeals

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has received the backing of an Islamic human rights organization in his recent call for six months maternity leave for Nigerian women. It will be recalled that the minister made the call at the flag-off and policy dialogue of the World breastfeeding week in Abuja on 1st August, 2018. […]

Senator Saraki: National Assembly leadership meeting with INEC delegation

Senate President Bukola Saraki has declared that the leadership of the National Assembly is currently meeting with a delegation from the Independent National Electoral Commission. “The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have started a meeting with the National Chairman of the INEC,” Saraki said. […]

EFCC confirms corruption probe of NFF chief Amaju Pinnick, others

Investigations into allegations of fraud and corruption against CAF first vice president Amaju Pinnick and others are on, a top official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mohammed Saleh, has confirmed. There was a petition written against Pinnick to the EFCC last month by a former national coach James Peters, alleging “monumental stealing […]

MTN sticks to 2018 plan despite complications to repatriate cash from Iran

MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile operator, is sticking to its 2018 dividend target despite new U.S. sanctions making it harder to repatriate cash from its Iran joint venture, the company said on Wednesday. Chief Executive, Rob Shuter, said on a conference call in Johannesburg that the company stood by its plan to increase payouts by […]

Ibadan polytechnic non-academic workers embark on indefinite strike

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the Polytechnic of Ibadan has commenced an industrial action over their eight months unpaid arrears by the Oyo State government. The indefinite strike was declared after a congress of the union members which held on Tuesday at the Assembly Hall of the school. The NASU Chairman, Yomi Akande, explained […]