Gov. El-Rufai woos journalists, admits making mistakes

The Kaduna State government has finally moved to build a good relationship with journalists practicing in the state after three years of cat and mouse relationship. Counselor to the Kaduna Governor on Information, Alhaji Saidu Adamu, while addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Thursday, said, “Governor El-Rufai is learning, he is bound to make mistakes and […]

Most security operatives have abandoned their duty for politics – Sen. Misau

The lawmaker representing Bauchi Central senatorial district, Sen. Isah Misau, Thursday, alleged that most of the security operatives in the country have abandoned their constitutional roles for partisan politics. Misau also alleged that it was against this backdrop that insecurity is attempting to overran the country. The lawmaker made this allegation during his contribution to […]

Adeosun’s certificate saga: I’ve summoned NYSC DG – Minister

Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung has summoned the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Suleiman Kazaure, over the controversy trailing the authenticity of the Exemption Certificate tendered by the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun. Dalung explained that the summon was for Kazaure to brief him over the on-going investigation into […]

What Buhari said while commissioning Abuja Light Rail

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday expressed delight at the opening of the Abuja Light Rail System. He said the completion of the project “is a dream come true”. He commented the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammed Bello, for his hard work and sense of purpose towards the realization of the project. Buhari […]

Senator wants review of ECOWAS free movement protocol

Sen. Jonathan Zwingina, a former Senate Deputy Leader, has urged the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to review the protocol on free movement of people, goods and services within the sub-region. Zwingina made the call on Thursday in Shelleng while addressing local government and ward APC executives on his mission to contest for […]

Trump arrives in Britain

US President Donald Trump has landed in Britain to start a four-day trip to a country he has described as a “hot spot” in turmoil due to a political crisis over its decision to leave the European Union. Air Force One landed at London’s Stansted Airport early afternoon on Thursday. Later in the day, Trump […]

For the love of mothers: A personal story of Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu

The three top causes of problems and thus hospital admission for newborns in Nigeria are prematurity, infections and asphyxia. I have two biological daughters and both are part of the newborn morbid­ity statistics in Nigeria. My elder daughter was delivered nor­mally by Dr. Yinka Gbajumo at term, but on day 2 she became jaundiced and […]

Uganda lawmakers to move with armored trucks

As part of effort to ensure the security of its lawmakers, Uganda is deploying military escorts and buying armored trucks for each of its more than 400 legislators. The decision has been criticised as too expensive for a poor country that long has been considered one of Africa’s more stable nations. Longtime President Yoweri Museveni […]