51 bankers, businessmen on trial for fraud

51 bankers, businessmen on trial for fraud

A former banking magnate and 50 others went on trial in Vietnam Monday over a multi-million dollar fraud at a major private bank, as the communist nation cracks down on corruption in More »

Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime. This year More »

Olubadan, Ladoja absent as Ajimobi instals 21 monarchs in Ibadan

Olubadan, Ladoja absent as Ajimobi instals 21 monarchs in Ibadan

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Adetunji, was conspicuously absent at the coronation ceremony despite being made the royal father of the event. More »

Niger Delta groups, MASSOB warn against re-arrest of Kanu

Niger Delta groups, MASSOB warn against re-arrest of Kanu

A coalition of Niger Delta agitators and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) yesterday warned against the re-arrest of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra More »

Varsities’ non-academic unions  begin mobilisation for strike

Varsities’ non-academic unions begin mobilisation for strike

Adeyemi, who is also Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), said that addressing the issues concurrently would be easy for government since most of the issues canvassed by the academic More »

 


Iran tests new missile, defies US warnings

Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that it was ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue. State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile

Iran tests new missile, defies US warnings

Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that it was ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue. State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile

Why power supply is still irregular –Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the problem of irregular power supply in Nigeria is caused by inaccurate billing system resulting from insufficient metering machines. Osinbajo made the remarks on Saturday in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom while inaugurating an Electric Metering Factory as part of activities marking

Why power supply is still irregular –Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the problem of irregular power supply in Nigeria is caused by inaccurate billing system resulting from insufficient metering machines. Osinbajo made the remarks on Saturday in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom while inaugurating an Electric Metering Factory as part of activities marking

New quake shakes traumatized Mexico City

A new earthquake sowed panic in Mexico City on Saturday, forcing a brief pause in rescue operations to free survivors from the more powerful tremor this week that devastated parts of the capital. The new quake, with a magnitude of 6.1, was smaller and farther to the south than the

New quake shakes traumatized Mexico City

A new earthquake sowed panic in Mexico City on Saturday, forcing a brief pause in rescue operations to free survivors from the more powerful tremor this week that devastated parts of the capital. The new quake, with a magnitude of 6.1, was smaller and farther to the south than the

Motorists urge FG to declare emergency on Benin-Auchi-Okene highway

Motorists plying the Benin-Auchi-Okene highway have urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on the busy highway. Some of the motorists told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday that the call became necessary owing to the situation of the road. The motorists, who decried the loss of

Suspected assassins slit journalist’s throat, strangle mother

A senior journalist and his mother were found dead in their house in Mohali, India on Saturday in what police believe to be a case of murder. KJ Singh was a former news editor of the Indian Express, The Tribune and The Times of India in Chandigarh. Mohali senior superintendent of

Too late to pull out of Nigeria – Igbo lawmaker

A Lagos lawmaker, Mr Jude Idimogu, on Saturday, said it was too late for the Igbo nation to pull out of Nigeria. Idimogu, representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that secession would be injurious to the Igbos.

 Enugu APC backs Buhari for second term, wants foreign minister sacked

Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu The Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for second term. Chairman of the APC in Enugu State, Dr. Ben Nwoye, who announced the endorsement at a news conference, however urged the President to immediately sack the country’s foreign affairs

NPA directs road contractor to improve performance

Hadiza Usman made the plea after inspecting the Wharf access roads in company of her management team in Lagos on Saturday, noting that better performance would reduce the stress in doing business at the ports.

Owerri flood renders over 100 persons homeless

Gibson Achonu, Owerri   Over 100 persons in Imo State have been rendered homeless following the heavy downpour on Thursday, September 21, 2017 causing some parts of the state to be flooded.   A reliable source told our correspondent that two houses collapsed at Umueketa in Ikeduru Local Government Area

Lagos to unveil new Awolowo statue Tuesday

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, will unveil a new iconic statue of the late sage and nationalist, Chief Obafemi Awolowo on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 . The imposing bust located on Obafemi Awolowo Way by the Lagos Television junction in Ikeja, is a befitting replacement to the old Awolowo

We remitted $1.8bn to NDDC – SPDC

Ovie Okpare, Warri The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria has said it has contributed a total sum of 1.8 billion dollars as parts of its statutory funding to the Niger Delta Development Commission between 2002 till date for the development of the Niger Delta region. It also disclosed that

Nigerian food vendors record high sales in Saudi Arabia

Nigerian food vendors in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, have continued to record  boom in their  business after the completion of the 2017 pilgrimage. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the  vendors are Nigerians residing in the Holy Land. They sold white rice and beans or spaghetti with soup; tuwo  shinkafa,

‘Biafra: It’s too late to pull out of Nigeria’

Jude Idimogu, representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that secession would be injurious to the Igbos.

Ogun to sell branded rice in December, says commissioner

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Ogun State Government says it has concluded plans to release locally-produced and branded rice, Mitros, by December 2017. The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Adepeju Adebajo, disclosed this on Friday during a routine inspection of the first phase of rice harvested in one of its farms at  Eggua,

Militants attack vessel, kill three security escorts in Bayelsa creeks

An oil services vessel with a combined team of security escort on board and civilians was attacked on Friday by suspected sea pirates at Ekebiri Waterways in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa.

ECOWAS to train 12,000 pupils on technical education 

Olaleye Aluko The Economic Community of West African States, in partnership with a technology firm, Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited, says it will train no fewer than 12,000 pupils in the sub-region on technical education and science annually. According to a statement from ECOWAS, in order to achieve this target, the

Gunmen kill two policemen, one NSCDC operative in Bayelsa

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Gunmen, suspected to be sea pirates, have murdered two policemen and an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Bayelsa State. The incident reportedly occurred on Friday night on the Ekebiri waterways of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state. The sea pirates,