FG sets up task force over rising cost of food items

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday resolved to set up a task force on food security. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this to State House correspondents after a five-hour meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. The minister said this was aimed at checking the rising costs of food items […]

Report: Trump To Focus Counter-Extremism Programme Solely On Islam

The Trump administration wants to revamp and rename a U.S. government programme designed to counter all violent ideologies so that it focuses solely on Islamist extremism, five people briefed on the matter told Reuters. The programme, “Countering Violent Extremism,” or CVE, would be changed to “Countering Islamic Extremism” or “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,” the sources […]

Nigeria against mass withdrawal from ICC

Nigeria has opposed the African Union (AU) resolution calling for mass withdrawal of member states from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The union backed a “strategy of collective withdrawal” from the ICC, after a divisive debate at its annual heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian capital. However, the resolution is non-binding, with Nigeria […]

Navy confiscates N420bn crude, diesel

The Nigerian Navy confiscated crude oil and diesel worth N420 billion in 2016, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, said yesterday. Speaking during the budget defence at the House of Representatives Committee on Navy, Ibas said the amount of crude oil and diesel seized stood at 810,725 and 1,078 metric […]

6 B/Haram insurgents, 3 soldiers killed in Northeast — Army

Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, 7 Division Nigerian Army (Operation Lafiya Dole) recover a gun truck and other ammunition from fleeing Boko Haram terrorists, during a clearance operation at Dulsa and Buk, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State yesterday. The Nigerian Army yesterday said six Boko Haram insurgents and three soldiers were killed […]

Reprisal killings frustrating S/Kaduna peace efforts — DSS

Reprisal killings among communities in Southern Kaduna is thwarting security agencies’ efforts towards peaceful resolutions of the crisis in the area, a senior security official said yesterday. A top official of the Directorate of Security Service (DSS) told Daily Trust in confidence that the renewed attacks by some communities in the area on herders will […]

IBB University rolls out N25bn 5-year strategic plan

The management of Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai in Niger has unveiled a strategic development plan that would cost the institution N25 billion over the next five years. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Mohammed Maitura made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lapai on Thursday. He said […]

NIGER : Proposed Cattle Market to Boost State IGR, Create Job Opportunities

A proposed and already ongoing cattle market at Edati LGA of Niger State when completed is said will assiduously boost industrialisation and trade in the Local Government and State at large as well create job opportunities, bullet-speed the State’s Internally Generated Revenue to mention but a few. The economic development was disclosed by Alhaji Zubairu […]

FG cedes TCN mgt to ADB

The federal government may have ceded the management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to the African Development Bank (ADB) over a $174million loan granted the company by the bank. A letter sighted by Daily Trust yesterday reads: “A request for the secondment of Mr. Usman Gov Mohammed from African Development Bank (ADB) as […]

Ex-FCT minister’s son remanded in prison

The son of former FCT minister, Shamsudeen Bala Mohammed, during his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday. Son of a former FCT minister, Shamsudeen Bala Mohammed, was yesterday remanded in prison custody after his arraignment on fraud charges. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of Abuja Federal […]