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Why US is assisting Nigeria on poverty, unemployment –Consul General

Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan The United States of America Consul General in Lagos, John Bray, yesterday, opened up on why the the US Government has been assisting Nigeria to overcome poverty and unemployment. Bray said the US government is doing that in order to enable Nigeria takes its rightful place among the leading nations of the world. […]

Israeli PM wins re-election with parliamentary majority

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to re-election yesterday,  with religious-rightist parties set to hand him a parliamentary majority despite a close contest against his main centrist challenger, a vote tally showed. With more than 97 percent of votes counted as at press time, Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party looked likely to muster enough support […]

JAMB bans wrist watches, pens, phones, 15 others at UTME centres

The 1.8million candidates sitting for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) from Thursday 11 April are prohibited from bringing 18 items to centres where the tests would take place. The prohibited items listed by an official of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) are Wrist Watches, Pen/Biros, Mobile phones or similar electronic devices, Spy […]

Ailing Chukwu doesn’t need surgery in US – Rangers • Otedola offers to foot medical bill

‘Tana Aiyejina Enugu Rangers say Christian Chukwu does not need surgery abroad after undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment in Enugu. On Sunday, Grand Patron of Ex-Enugu Rangers Players Association, Benson Ejindu, said Chukwu, who captained the national team to their first ever Africa Cup of Nations title on home soil in 1980, was very […]

Alleged N400m fraud: Metuh gets fresh date

The ongoing trial of former Peoples Democratic Party Spokesman, Olisa Metuh over alleged N400 million fraud was on Wednesday stalled at the Federal High Court, Abuja due to the absence of his counsel in court. Mr. Abel Ozioko, counsel to Metuh wrote a letter informing the court that he would be absent because he was […]

FCT police parades 54 suspects for ‘One Chance,’ armed, robbery, drugs offences

Molly Kilete  The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command has paraded 54 suspects for armed robbery, ‘one chance,’ drug, murder and other violent crimes. The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Salisu Gyadi, who paraded the suspects at the command headquarters said they were arrested in various part of Abuja. […]

Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. The meeting started around 11am at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja, when Osinbajo walked into the Council Chambers. After the rendition of the National anthem, the Minister of FCT, Mohammed Bello, offered the opening […]

Nigeria needs $100bn annual investment to close infrastructure gap – BPE

Uche Usim, Abuja   For Nigeria to address its scary infrastructural challenges, a concerted effort to invest $100 billion annually for at least six years will be required. This was the position of the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex A. Okoh, while hosting a delegation from the World Bank led […]

Islamic Movement locks down British High Commission over Tony Blair’s visit

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMM), otherwise known as Shiites, have halted both human and vehicular movement around the British High Commission, Abuja, over the continuous detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The Shiites accused the British government of complicity in the detention of El-Zakzaky, which they said, had […]

Court orders Evans to get legal representative by May 17

  (NAN)Justice Adedayo Akintoye of an Igbosere High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered the suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans to engage a counsel by May 17. Akintoye gave the order due to the absence of Evans’ counsel, Mr Chino Obiagwu, SAN, for the third time in a row which again stalled the continuation […]

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