Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya dies

Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya dies

Nollywood star actress Moji Olaiya has been reported dead. She was 42 years old. Moji Olaiya Multiple sources said she died of heart attack in More »

Nigeria appointed acting president UN General Assembly

Nigeria appointed acting president UN General Assembly

The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande, presided over the 193-member body. More »

Group decries alleged smear campaign against PENCOM ex-DG, NASS

Group decries alleged smear campaign against PENCOM ex-DG, NASS

The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has decried an alleged plot by some disgruntled elements to discredit the former Director General of the National Pension Commission (PENCOM), Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu and the National More »

‘Terrorists taking advantage of our porous borders’

‘Terrorists taking advantage of our porous borders’

Experts have raised concerns over the porosity of Nigeria’s borders, leading to illicit movement of arms , which is fueling terrorist activities in North-East Nigeria. More »

Government partners SME operators for profitability

Government partners SME operators for profitability

The Federal Government yesterday said it would partner with owners of small-scale enterprises in the country to ensure profitability for their businesses. More »

National Assembly passes N7.441 trillion 2017 Budget

National Assembly passes N7.441 trillion 2017 Budget

The 2017 budget was yesterday passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly—147 days after it was laid before them. President Muhammadu Buhari presented a N7.298 trillion More »


Tension builds as security agencies beef up surveillance in South East

Meanwhile, the army yesterday confirmed increase in patrol across the southeast zone. Army Deputy Director, Public Relations, 82 Division, Enugu, Col. Sagir Musa said, “the aim was to proactively checkmate possible security breaches.”

Obasanjo, Tambuwal, others lament youth frustration, anger, unemployment

Obasanjo expressed the fear that if majority of the youths in Africa are not gainfully engaged as soon as possible, they would “explode and that might consume the entire African continent.”

Lagos is path to Nigeria’s prosperity, says Osinbajo

Osinbajo said although he was sympathetic to the course of those craving for a Lagos for only its indigene, but it was now evident that the momentum of history could no longer hold down the elemental force of the State.

Jonathan sues for peace in Rivers’, Bayelsa’s squabbles

Jonathan made the call at the weekend during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee celebration when the state honoured 127 distinguished Nigerians who served the state meritoriously in different fields of human endeavour.

‘Delayed passage of whistleblower bill threatens anti-graft war’

Chairman of the presidential advisory committee against corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), said that the non-passage of the whistle-blower bill would affect the war against corruption negatively but not devastatingly.

Fayose eulogises Bawa, pledges N2.5m yearly for kids up keep

Bawa died last week at a private hospital in Jos, Plateau State after a brief illness and has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

Be ready to make sacrifice, Osinbajo tells Nigerians

There is sacrifice of integrity against corruption. When you speak against corruption, it fights back, so you must be ready to make sacrifice no matter how highly placed or small you are.

NAF base may be attacked, says Air Chief Abubakar

A statement issued by Air Force spokesman, Olatokunbo Adesanya in Abuja, at the weekend, said Abubakar stated this while addressing participants at a retreat held between May 25 and 26, 2017 in Kaduna.

Senate seeks virile economy, rule of law

But his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, in his goodwill message, noted that the major hindrance to the country’s democracy was the arbitrary deployment of power by the political leadership, thus undermining the rule of law.

Wike donates ecumenical centre to CAN, declares Rivers Christian state

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has donated a multimillion naira ecumenical centre to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). The project which was commissioned yesterday was built to mark the state’s golden jubilee.

Osinbajo on Democracy Day: let’s make sacrifices

Dogara, Atiku, Dickson, others: no alternative to democracy Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday urged Nigerians to make sacrifices for Nigeria’s greatness. He spoke at the Interdenominational church service to mark Democracy Day at the National Christian Centre in Abuja. The theme of the service, “The dry

Budget: Presidency awaits feedback from MDAs before assent

The Presidency is yet to assent to the 2017 budget because it is awaiting feedback from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on the bill passed by the National Assembly, The Nation learnt yesterday. The government has asked ministers to study the budget to determine the extent

Tinubu: let’s be vigilant

All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday urged Nigerians to “keep and nurture democracy, not for the sake of democracy but for the sake of the country”. “We must remember that should we fall asleep, there are those who would like nothing better

Obasanjo warns of looming youth anger

•Ex-president: don’t wish us dead because you still need us Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is worried about the anger and frustration of youths. He said if the youth’s anger is not well-managed, it could lead to an “explosion”. Obasanjo spoke yesterday at the Youth Governance Dialogue

700 schools shut for non-payment of fees

Osun State Internal Revenue Service (OIRS) has sealed off over 700 private nursery, primary and secondary schools for non-payment of registration fees and taxes. Acting Chairman Bicci Alli said at a news briefing in Osogbo that the institutions disregarded paying or renewing registration fees. Alli, who

Ekweremadu to IPOB, MASSOB: sit-at-home should be optional

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has advised that the sit-at-home order declared by some rights groups in the Southeast for tomorrow  should  be optional. The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) are behind the stay-

Capital Oil workers fear job losses

Employees of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Ltd have urged the Federal Government to release their Chairman, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, who is in the Department of State Services (DSS) custody. The workers urged Acting President  Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara and the Minister

Eminent jurist Onalaja dies

Eminent jurist, Hon. Justice Moronkeji Omotayo Onalaja, a retired justice of the Court of Appeal, and founding chairman of the Independent Ombudsman of the Nigerian press, passed on yesterday at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, two months to his 84th birthday. Born July 24, 1933, Onalaja attended the CMS Grammar

Democracy is best form of govt, says Dogara

The place of democracy in stimulating development is central to the thoughts expressed by top government officials to mark today’s Democracy Day. House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara said lawmakers were committed to strengthening institutions in the fight against corruption. “We have a president who is

PDP, APC loyalists differ on Amaechi’s rejection of Jubilee award

Supporters of the People Democratic Party (PDP) and opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State yesterday disagreed on the decision of former Governor Rotimi Amaechi rejecting the Golden Jubilee award conferred on him by the state government. Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, in a statement