Category Archives: National

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.

Democracy Day: We must remain vigilant, says Tinubu

Tinubu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart, made the call in his message on this year’s Democracy Day and 2nd year of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Unknown assailants strangle elderly couple in Osun

The spokeswoman of the police in the state, Mrs Folashade Odoro, said in a statement on Sunday that their bodies was found at about 11 am at their residence in Gbongan.

Democracy Day: NLC urges FG to announce tripartite c’ttee on minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Federal Government to use the occasion of the Democracy Day celebration to announce the composition of the tripartite negotiation committee on the National Minimum Wage.

Nigeria’s greatness lies in its human capital, not oil

A former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, says Nigeria’s greatness will emerge through human capital development programmes for youths and not oil or solid minerals.

Trump prepares for defense of top aide in Russia row

Donald Trump, just back from his first international trip as US president, geared up to combat concerns Sunday over aides' ties to Russia including explosive reports that his son-in-law sought a secret communications line with Moscow.

G7 Summit: Osinbajo says Africa is confident of future

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Africa is undeterred by the failures of the past and that the continent is motivated by the incredible energy and talent of its bustling youthful population. He said this on Saturday in Italy at the G7 Summit and special outreach forum on Africa,

FG releases N54bn for settlement of pension liabilities

The Federal Government has directed the release of N54 billion towards the settlement of inherited and current liabilities to Federal Government retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme.

School feeding: FG covered 7 states, spent N7, 092b on 2016

Federal Government’s National Homegrown School Feeding Programme, which kicked-off last year, may have gulped not less than N674, 785 for 24 per child, totaling meals...

Violence against children: UNICEF lists Nigeria as “Global Pathfinder”

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has urged government at all levels to intensify efforts at putting an end to violence against children in the country, imploring them to adopt Child Rights Act in all 36 states of the federation. 

NAF young pilots decimate Boko Haram-NAF spokesman

Efforts by remnants of Boko Haram insurgents to regroup and launch attacks from the Sambisa forest and environs in the Northeast have been decimated by relentless efforts of young pilots of the Nigerian Airforce.