Category Archives: News

NSCDC deploys 50 armed personnel to UNIMAID

The Borno Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) has deployed 50 armed personnel to check incessant attacks at the University of Maiduguri.

FG’s anti-corruption strategy defective – NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has faulted the current anti-corruption strategy of the Federal Government. It suggested an urgent review, with attention directed at strengthening existing investigating and prosecuting agencies. The group expressed worry that over eight months after some judges were suspended for misconduct, no

Why I am yet to visit my hometown – Badeh

A former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd), said on Monday he is yet to visit his hometown in Vimtim, Mubi North local government area of Adamawa State, because he has no house to stay. The ex-CDS stated this in Yola at

Delta no longer a theater of war – Okowa

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state on Monday appreciated God for the sustained peace in the state.

Two die in Lagos collapsed building

Two people were killed when a building collapsed in Apogbon area of Lagos Island on Monday. At least 14 others were rescued alive from the debris by emergency workers. An eyewitness said the incident happened at about 7:30 a.m., at Daddy Alaja Street, Oke Arin, Lagos

NYSC to post corps members to farms

Brig-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), said on Monday that the scheme would soon begin posting of corps members to farms.

UI shut over students’ protest

The management of the University of Ibadan on Monday shut the institution and directed the students to vacate the campus on or before 6pm.

Farmers want government support to boost food production

The Concerned Youth Empowerment Association of Nigeria (CYEAN) has called on the Federal Government to support youth farmers to help the country achieve self sufficiency in food production.

UI shut over students protest

Authorities at the University of Ibadan have closed down the school following students protest. In a broadcast today, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka stated that the closure followed protest by students and forestall breakdown of peace on campus. All undergraduates have been ordered to vacate

FG threatens to shut land borders over rice smuggling

The Federal Government has threatened to shut some land borders if the smuggling of rice continues from neighbouring countries.

Court stops LGs from issuing marriage certificates

Justice Ibironke Olatunbosun Harrison of an Ikeja High Court has barred local government areas from issuing marriage certificate with immediate effect. She said it is unlawful and unconstitutional for them to be issuing such certificates. She made the declaration while delivering judgement in a suit filed

Party scores Buhari’s government high on security, corruption

The Young Democratic Party (YDP) on Monday commended President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for the achievements recorded so far in addressing security challenges confronting the country.

Economist ranks government high in development plan, agriculture

An Economist, Prof. Chika Aliyu has commended the Federal Government on the Economic Growth and Recovery Plan (ERGP), as the nation marks Democracy Day.

NUT says education sector lacks adequate funding

The Lagos wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) on Monday said the basic challenge of the education sector had been adequate funding.

Buhari absent on second anniversary as president

Nigeria's ailing president was glaringly absent on Monday as his deputy marked their two years in power, with no word on the head of state's health three weeks after he went on indefinite medical leave.

Stolen, diverted public funds must be accounted for – FG

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said public resources that were looted in the past few years in the country would be accounted for by those involved.

Nnamdi Kanu: the new voice of pro-Biafra independence

Nnamdi Kanu walks slowly across the courtyard of his family home in Umuahia, southeast Nigeria, as a crowd of supporters in the red, black and green of the Biafran flag hail him as their saviour.

Osinbajo, critics disagree over Buhari’s mid-term scorecard

The Nigerian government has insisted that it was on course in its mission to change the fortune of Africa's most populous country.

Democracy Day: Nigeria on the right track, says Osinbajo

Despite acknowledging that the economy posed the greatest challenge to the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the last two years, the federal government has scored itself high in the fight against corruption and insecurity. Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo stated this in the Democracy Day speech

‘We will build on successes of last two years’ – Osinbajo

The Acting President, Prof.  Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday said the Muhammadu Buhari administration spent the last two years building foundations for development and would spend the next two years to build on the successes of the past. This is one of the high points of his