Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, Wednesday announced his donation of N500 million to the Sokoto State Government to support the rebuilding of the Sokoto Central Market which was ravaged by fire on Tuesday. This was disclosed by Governor Aminu Tambuwal’s...
The Kano state Hisbah board on Wednesday arrested 19 women over alleged immorality in Kano metropolis. This was revealed by the commandant of the board, Dr Haruna Ibn-Sina, in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer, Malam Lawal Ibrahim,...
The presidency will spend a total sum of N4.5billion on allowances and travels this year. While the administration has set aside N1.30billion for honoraria and sitting allowances, local and international travels by President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Prof. Yemi...
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the extension of Nigerian teachers’ retirement age from 60 to 65 years. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting presided...
The United States President-elect, Joe Biden, has listed a track waxed by self-proclaimed “African Giant,” Burna Boy, on his inauguration playlist. The song titled: “Destiny,” one of the tracks in the musician’s album nominated for the US Grammy Award, African...
President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in three members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and a member of Police Service Commission (PSC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event took place at the Council Chamber of...
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday explained why the Federal Government released 4,000 inmates serving different jail terms in correctional facilities across the country. Aregbesola, who addressed journalists shortly after inaugurating the 53 operational vehicles purchased for the...
A peace meeting between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and Ebonyi state governor, David Nweze Umahi, on Tuesday, to resolve the disagreement between the Ebonyi State University, (EBSU) chapter of the Union and the State government ended in deadlock.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has reportedly divorced his third wife, Hafiza. Vanguard reported that this was confirmed few days ago in a remark he made while receiving an award of honour from the National Council of Women Societies...
The Federal Government on Tuesday revealed that about 24.3 million poor Nigerians would get N5,000 each for a period of six months. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, disclosed this in a statement issued...
Following a tanker accident that claimed the lives of three people in Ogun State, the state government on Tuesday restricted fuel tankers and other articulated vehicles from plying overhead bridges in the state. This was revealed by the State Governor,...
The Enugu State government has disclosed their readiness to deal decisively with any school (private or public) that fails to implement or obey the COVID-19 protocols as stipulated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in the capital as security forces used tear gas and water cannons to try to quell the unrest. Up to 300 young men clashed with...
The Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has announced the cancellation of 2020/2021 session and February 7, 2021 for resumption of academic activities. The announcement followed the institution’s senate meeting on Tuesday. In a statement titled: ‘resumption of...
Sunday Oge Elom, a Professor of Medical Biochemistry has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ịkwọ in Ebonyi State. Registrar/Secretary of the University’s Governing Council, Odisa C. Oleke stated this on Tuesday in a statement.
The Akwa Ibom state chapter chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Mr. Udo Ekpenyong, has been feared dead. Ekpenyong was reported to to have passed on in the early hours of Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from suspected Covid-19 complications.
The Bishop of the Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has been appointed as a member of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Human Integral Development by Pope Francis. The Director of Social Communications at the Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Rev....
The newly-elected Chairman of Bebeji local council area of Kano State, Ali Namadi, is dead. He died at about 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Namadi was elected in last Saturday’s local council election in the state.
The Cross River State security outfit codename “Operation Akpakwu” on Monday demolished four houses allegedly belonging to kidnappers and other criminals in Calabar, the state capital. The Security Adviser to the Governor, Southern Senatorial District, Henry Okokon, who spoke to...
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said on Monday the Federal Government has released N10 billion to support local production of COVID-19 vaccines in the country. Ehanire disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said on Monday the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) would carry out 450 tests in each local government area of the country. The PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this at task force...
The Federal Government said on Monday students returning to schools across the country are not required to undergo COVID-19 test before they would be allowed into the premises. Some schools particularly in Lagos had directed their students to undergo the...
The new chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), retired Mohammad Marwa, has lamented over the increasing number of drug users at over 15 million in Nigeria. Mr Marwa who shared his worry at the growing population...
President Emmanuel Macron praised French Muslim leaders on Monday after they agreed on a "charter of principles" aimed at combatting sectarianism and radicalised teachings blamed for a surge in jihadist attacks in France in recent years. The charter offers "a clarification of how...
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the ongoing school feeding programme in the country to Almajiri schools and other children in non-conventional education settings. President Buhari also approved the expansion of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs) so as to...
President Muhammadu Buhari has formally approved the appointment of Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo as the Acting Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment, NDE. This was contained in a letter to the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo,...
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq has launched the Federal Governments Special Cash Grant for Rural Women at the Fulani settlement of Hutawa in Kebbi State. Under the scheme, about 247 Fulani women...
The Federal Government says National Identity Number is mandatory for foreign diplomats who will reside in Nigeria for a continuous period of two years or more. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, said this in a...
The House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services on Saturday urged the Federal Government to postpone the resumption of schools across the country by three months over the COVID-19 pandemic. Several states governments in Nigeria had directed schools...
The Federal government has ordered immediate closure of enrolment activities at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Headquarters, Abuja and the reactivation of 20 centers within the FCT to make the process of NIN enrolment much easier from Monday, January 18th 2021. This...