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Shi’ites killing unjustified – Human Rights Watch

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

  Shocked at Buhari’s silence        Police release 83, arraign 91 By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna Reactions have continued to trail the wanton killing of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN), known as Shi’ites with the latest coming from the Human Rights Watch, which  described the killing as brutal and unjustified. The group  which also slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for not Read More

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‘Shema, others to refund N47bn to Katsina govt’

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

By Hamidu Sabo Katsina Katsina state government has resolved to set up a commission of inquiry to recover N47 billion allegedly looted by the immediate past administration of Ibrahim Shema and key individuals within the administration  from the state account. The state Commissioner of Justice, Barrister Ahmed Usman El-murzuq, told newsmen yesterday that the setting up of the commission of Read More

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Lamidon Adamawa’s mother dies at 87

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

By  Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Yola Mother of Lamidon Adamawa, His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha, is dead.Palace sources said she died at the age of 87 after a brief illness. She is survived by her only son the Lamido of Adamawa Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu as well as many grand and great grand children. A statement by the eldest son of Read More

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Eid el-Maulud: Buhari felicitates with Muslims

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday felicitated with the Islamic community in the country as they celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President called on all Muslims to use the opportunity of the prophet’s birthday to reflect on his teachings. Read More

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We’re never part of arms purchase deals – NPAN

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

By Ramalan Ibrahim Abuja The Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria(NPAN), yesterday clarified that it was not in any way part of the botched arms purchase, insisting that members were only compensated for seized copies of the  newspapers by security agents. This formed part of the resolutions of NPAN’s expanded Executive Council meeting recently held in Lagos with 19 members in Read More

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N20bn bond: Chasing Kwara’s black goat at night

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

I made a tremendous effort last Friday, to get out of bed as early as possible in the morning. I arrived in Ilorin last Sunday, and had read that the state House of Assembly was to hold a public hearing on a N20 billion bond that the Kwara state government was proposing to access from the capital market. Loans and Read More

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Bradley voted USA’s best

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

USA captain Michael Bradley has been voted the 2015 US Soccer Federation Male Player of the Year, the organization has announced. The 28-year-old midfielder won the award for the first time in his career and enjoyed success at the club and global level, captaining Toronto FC to the Major League Soccer playoffs for the first time in team history. The Read More

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Why Northern leaders should support youth, IDPs – GNI

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

Hajiya Aisha Ismail (Aunty Dada) is the co-founder of the Greater North Initiative (GNI), an NGO working in the area of promoting unity and peaceful co-existence among the members of various ethnic and religious groups in the region, amongst others. In this interview with ADAM ALQALI, she speaks on GNI’s efforts towards uniting the people of the diverse region as Read More

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Women of Rubies launch of website to inspire, empower Nigerian women

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

Stories by Ibrahim Ramalan with agency report A new website, www.womenofrubies.com, has been launched for the inspiration and empowerment of Nigerian women both home and in Diaspora.Women of Rubies (WoR) is a capacity building and inspirational website focused on celebrating the giant strides of women in the society. The website seeks to educate, inform, inspire and motivate Nigerian, and African Read More

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5 things every Nigerian girl actually wants for Christmas

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

Black girls are often regarded as the most beautiful and intelligent group of women in Africa. Although every lady has a unique taste, there are certain things each one of them crave and will not hesitate to include on their secret Santa list. Jovago.com, Africa’s No. 1 online hotel booking portal has put together a list items Nigerian girls want Read More

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10 foods that would help to boost your fertility

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

The problem of infertility is becoming one of the greatest issues of this generation. I have received a lot of complaints and request regarding fertility. It is an issue that is very big and we need to tackle it from all angles. Having a baby is one of life’s most desired and precious events. So when you struggle to become Read More

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Health and human rights

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

The right to the highest attainable standard of health requires a set of social criteria that is conducive to the health of all people, including the availability of health services, safe working conditions, adequate housing and nutritious foods. Achieving the right to health is closely related to that of other human rights, including the right to food, housing, work, education, Read More

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Customs: Sokoto zone makes N1.3bn this year

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Sokoto/ Kebbi/ Zamfara Area Command said it had generated over N 1.3 billion as revenue between January to December18, 2015. A statement signed by the spokesman of the command, Malam Musa Adamu and made available to newsmen in Sokoto, stated that the figure had surpassed the  year’s target of about Read More

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We have witnessed sad events in Zaria – el-Rufai

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

Being a full text of broadcast by Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai on the December12, 2015, incident in Zaria, involving the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai and members of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky’s Islamic Movement of Nigeria. Dear People of Kaduna State, We have witnessed sad events in Zaria and a part of Kaduna Read More

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Sanusi rules out future religious crisis

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi 11, has pledged that his reign will mark an end to inter- faith crisis and conflict in Kano state, declaring that he is committed to ensuring that justice to both Christians and Muslims in the state at all times. The monarch spoke,  while hosting the leadership of the Christians Association Read More

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Yuletide: FRSC begins surveillance on major routes in Kogi

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja The Kogi state command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said yesterday that it has commenced surveillance on major routes in the state to ensure accident-free yuletide. The state sector commander, Ogochukwu Ugboma, who stated this in Lokoja yesterday, disclosed that personnel from eight unit commands, comprising Ankpa, Koto-Karfe, Zariagi, Isanlu, Ogori-Magongo, Okene and Gegu-Beki  had Read More

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Widening the scope of development in Kwali

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

DONALD IORCHIR who recently undertook a visit to grassroots politics in some area councils in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, posits that for Kwali area council rural development target of the administration of Hon. Daniel Ibrahim, chairman of the council is a driving force for strategic empowerment of rural dwellers.  Recently, the chairman, Kwali Area Council in the Federal Capital Read More

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Adamawa gets new Commissioner of Police

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna Mr. Ghazzali Mohammed has assumed duty as the new Adamawa Commissioner of Police, a statement from the Command has said. The statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Othman Abubakar, Mohammed assumed office yesterday. A copy of the statement made available to the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola said Mohammed replaced Mr. Read More

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PDP’s state of confusion

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

By Koleoso Adelowo Since March 28, 2015 when Nigerians voted out the treasury looting party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its elements, the party has gone into total disarray, state of confusion and wandering aimlessly on the political scene. The party did not expect what befell it. Up till now, the party is yet to recover from the shock Read More

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RMAFC to beef up revenue generation

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

The RMAFC is also mandated to ensure timely remittances by all revenue generating agencies into the federation account for the rapid development of the country.In a Press Statement signed by the commission’s spokesperson, Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed in Abuja yesterday, the Commission, expressed delight that the major highlights of the proposed budget as submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Read More

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Arase risks jail over Industrial Court contempt

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

By Najib Sani Bauchi Following his failure to obey series of court orders, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, risk going to jail. The IGP was taken to the Industrial Court by three police officers through their counsel, Samaila Idris Esq, calling for their reinstatement. The claimants include; Inspector Mustapha Gana, Sergeant Amos Simon and Corporal Aliyu Ibrahim. Read More

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Understanding Badaru’s politics

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

By Lawal Jet Kaugama Recently, top national leaders of the APC thronged Jigawa State to witness the unprecedented defection of 365,000 PDP members into the ruling APC in Jigawa State. In attendance were the Governors of Kebbi, Sokoto, Adamawa, Zamfara, Niger, Borno and Yobe states. Other top officials of the APC in attendance were the party’s National Chairman, Mr. John Read More

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Family petitions COAS over OPSH detention of suspect

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos The commander of Operations Save Haven (OPSH) has violated the order of Plateau state High Court, directing the release of Anas Idris, over violation of his human rights by Special Task Force. Family members of the plaintiff petitioned the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, over the matter, wherein they revealed Read More

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Development without peace is illusory – CITAD boss

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Malam Zakari Yau Zakari, has said that no sustainable development could ever be feasible without entrenching peace at the lower rung of the ladder He also identified the issue of social justice and blatant discrimination, as part of the factors, which must be addressed for the prime Read More

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Christmas: Mark urges Nigerians to pray for peace

December 24, 2015 Administrator 0

By Martin Paul Abuja Former President of the Senate, David Mark, has urged Nigerians to pray for the country to overcome the challenges posed by insecurity. A statement signed by his media assistant, Mr. Paul Mumeh, stated that Mark made the call during the distribution of his annual Christmas and New Year packages to his constituent’s members in nine local Read More