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Northern, Southern Leaders Resolve to Pull back Nigeria from the Brink

By Adedayo Akinwale The Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Middle Belt Forum, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), have resolved to work together with the aim of pulling Nigeria from the brink. They have also expressed their commitment to support and involve themselves in all activities targeted at improving the Nigerian constitution for […]

Drug abuse: Gov. Fintiri tasks religious leaders on awarenes

By Ibrahim Kado Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has called on religious leaders to create more awareness against drugs abuse, especially among the youth. Fintiri made the call during the general assembly meeting and presentation of the 1442 Islamic calendar and prayer time by the state’s Muslim Council in Yola on Saturday. He said […]

UNICAL elects first female vice chancellor

By George Odok Prof. Florence Banku-Obi has been announced as the first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar (Unical), 45 years after, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Announcing the result on Friday in Calabar, Sen. Nkechi Nwaogu, Pro- Chancellor and Chairman of Unical Governing Council, said the process of the selection […]

Pregnant woman shot dead in Ikorodu cult clash

By Adepote Arowojobe A 35-year-old pregnant woman, Risikat Saliman, was shot dead during a bloody clash between suspected cult groups at Aleke community in Ikorodu, Lagos State on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that dozens of suspected cultists invaded Aleke community market around 8p.m. and started shooting sporadically, killing the woman. The […]

Defence/Security Minister pledges improvement in welfare of retired military personnel

By Sumaila Ogbaje The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), has assured the serving and retired members of the Nigerian Armed Forces of improved welfare in recognition of their sacrifices to their father land. The minister disclosed this in a statement signed by his Special Assistant Media and Publicity, Mr Mohammad Abdulkadri, in Abuja, […]

Edo election: I-G bars security aides from accompanying VIPs, Political appointees

By Monday Ijeh The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu has barred security aides from accompanying VIPs and political appointees during the Sept. 19 governorship election in Edo. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He said the I-G had warned that […]

Amaechi buries older brother

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Sept. 12, buried his elder brother, Charles Amaechi, in his country home Ubima, Rivers State. Amaechi, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, said the death left a huge family responsibility on him as it would be difficult to combine both family and official responsibilities. The minister […]

Buhari mourns Yakubu Gowon’s Presidential Air Fleet Pilot, Capt. Thahal

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Managing Director of Nigeria Airways, Captain Paul Mamman Thahal. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Late Thahal served meritoriously as Captain of Gen. Yakubu Gowon’s Presidential Flight for nine years. He also supported the former Head of State in setting […]

50 killed in DR Congo mine collapse

No fewer than 50 people were killed after a gold mine collapsed in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, local authorities said on Saturday. The accident occurred on Friday in the town of Kamituga in South Kivu Province, following days of heavy rain. The cause of the landslide is currently under investigation. […]

Foreign Trump nominee elected to head Latin American development bank

U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee was, on Saturday, elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank, the region’s main economic development lender, making him the first U.S. citizen to lead the institution in its 61-year history. Mauricio Claver-Carone, Trump’s senior Latin America adviser, told the bank’s governors before voting began that he would be “a passionate […]

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