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BREAKING: More Boko Haram Members Surrender

1 year ago /
Nation 

Twenty-six Boko Haram members have surrendered to the military authorities in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. The ‘repentant’ terrorists were paraded on Friday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital after being quizzed by the military. They were said to have surrendered last week and turned over arms and ammunition including...

BREAKING: FG Renames University After Alex Ekwueme

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has renamed Federal University Ndufu Alike, in Ebonyi State, to Alex Ekwueme Federal University. Nigeria's Vice President,  Professor Yemi Osinbajo,  made the announcement on Friday, during the funeral service of the late elder statesman, Dr Alex Ekwueme. Family, friends, and well-wishers – including government officials among other dignitaries were...

Boko Haram’s Damage of 1,400 Schools Shocks UNICEF

1 year ago /
Nation 

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said 1,400 schools have been damaged or destroyed in Borno as a result of years of Boko Haram insurgency in the state. UNICEF stated this in its 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Northeast – Adamawa, Borno and Yobe – adding, less than 400 health facilities remained...

FG Repatriates Another Batch Of 465 Nigerians From Libya

1 year ago /
Nation 

Another batch of 465 Libya returnees have arrived the country as part of the Federal Government’s evacuation program for Nigerians stranded in Libya. They arrived at the Port Harcourt International Airport at about 12:25 am on Friday February 2, on board Max Air. The returnees were received by officials of the National...

ITF Trains 11,000 Osun Youths In Skill Development Programme

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph Ari, has said that no fewer than 11,100 young Nigerians have been trained and equipped nationwide with working tools by the organisation under the National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP).He stated that the development was part of “ITF contribution to the...

Kaduna Government Increases Teachers’ Salaries By 32.5%

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna State Government says it has increased the salary of public school teachers by 32.5 per cent. The State Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Ja’afaru Sani, told reporters at his office on Thursday that the increment was part of ongoing reforms in the education sector. He explained that 27.5 per...

Appointment Of Security Chiefs Violates Federal Character Principle - Obasanjo

1 year ago /
Nation 

A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo,  says the appointment of Nigeria’s service chiefs is not in line with the Federal Character principle as provided by the Constitution. The former President,  who said this on Thursday at an even in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, noted that appointment into major offices...

FBI And White House Clash Over Probe Document

1 year ago /
International News 

The top democrat on the us House of Representatives intelligence committee Adam Schiff has accused republicans of tampering with a memo about FBI spying at the 2016 election.

Defence Chief Rues Poor Funding Of Armed Forces

1 year ago /
Security 

The chief of Defence Staff Abayomi Olonishakin has lamented the poor release of funds to the Defence Headquarters, saying that it has continued to hamper the operations of the agency for years.

AFDB To Invest $56 Billion In Creating Industries Across Africa

1 year ago /
Business and Economy  

The Africa Development Bank says about fifty six billion dollars will be invested in creating industries and markets to grow the GDP of Africa and provide employment opportunities for millions of unemployed youths on the continent.

Nigeria Moves To Secure Cyber Infrastructure

1 year ago /
Security 

Nigeria is taking cyber security to the doorstep of experts through collaboration to ensure that critical national infrastructure are deployed for more economic and social relevance.

Guild Of Medical Directors Sue Abuja Council Over Multiple Taxation

1 year ago /
Health 

An Abuja Federal High Court has adjourned to march 8, 2018 an action challenging multiple taxation payable by members of the guild of medical directors.

House Of Representatives Divided Over Deduction Of 13% Derivation Fund From $1 Billion Insurgency Fund

1 year ago /
Nation 

Members of the House of Representatives were divided on Thursday over a motion to ensure that thirteen percent derivation fund is deducted from the one billion dollars approved to fight Boko Haram insurgency.

Buhari Nominates Edward Adamu As CBN Deputy Governor

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Edward Lametek Adamu to the senate for confirmation as deputy governor of CBN.

Herders/Farmers Clashes: Committee To Visit Affected States

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

The committee set up by the national economic council to find lasting solutions to constant clashes between farmers and herdsmen met on Thursday at the presidential villa in Abuja. 

Cross River Upscale Awareness On Lassa Fever In Border Communities

1 year ago /
Health 

Following the outbreak of the deadly Lassa Fever disease in the neighboring Ebonyi state, cross river state government has set up an awareness and surveillance taskforce along the state border communities.

Kenya Court Orders Suspension Of Government Shutdown Of TV Channels

1 year ago /
International News 

Kenya's high court has suspended the government shutdown of three of the largest private TV channels.

FG, Civil Society Collaborate On Power Sector Recovery Plan

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government is engaging civil society organizations on the implementation of the power sector recovery plan. The plan, which comprises of a wide range of policy actions, operational and financial interventions is being coordinated by the federal ministry of power.

Actionaid Charges Nigerian Media On Democracy And Good Governance

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian media must continue to play a central role in ensuring the active engagement of the citizens and  upscale  conversations as a key stakeholder in the struggle for enthronement of democracy in the country and Africa.

IGP Idris Charges Police Commissioners On Security

1 year ago /
Security 

Nigeria’s top Corp Ibrahim Idris wants all commissioners of police across the country to beef-up security in their various commands ahead of the 2019 general elections.