PICTURES: Arotile, Ukaigwe, Edo deputy governor, others for honours as Ratels Sports Development Foundation celebrates heroes

October 24, 2021 Editor 0

The 2021 Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF) Heroes Awards will hold on Sunday October 24, 2021 at the Area 10 Sports Complex Abuja. The prestigious Awards will witness decorations of Nigeria women football heroes as put together by the organisers of this year’s Flying Officer’s Cup. The distinguished awards would be handed over to individuals who have in a long Read More

Buhari set to unveil eNaira

October 24, 2021 Editor 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will formally unveil the much talked about digital currency, known as the eNaira, on Monday. CBN Director, Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday said the President will perform the unveiling ceremony inside the State House, Abuja. “Following series of engagements with relevant stakeholders Read More

US President, Joe Biden, picks another Nigerian in fresh appointment

October 23, 2021 Agency Report 0

Another Nigerian Enoh Titilayo Ebong, has made it into the US government, after President Joe Biden appointed her to the post of Director, United States Trade and Development Agency, swelling the list of what has become of the new administration, which took office in February 2021. The appointment of the Nigerian-born technocrat, was contained in a brief with names of nominees for different Read More

Breaking: NRC reopens Abuja-Kaduna train route 48 hours after ‘bandits attack’

October 22, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced reopening of Abuja-Kaduna route two days after a moving train was attacked by suspected bandits. The attacks carried out between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning also destroyed some part of the rail tracks. A reopening announcement by NRC on Friday evening read, “The Board and Management of the Nigerian railway corporation (NRC) hereby Read More

Compulsory Covid-19 vaccination: Anxiety grips civil servants

October 22, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

…Only 3.6m citizens’ve received vaccines – NPHCDA …Mandatory vaccination’ll limit virus spread – Experts …It violates existing labour terms, fundamental rights – Ubani ‘Govt should focus on entire population rather than its workers’ ‘…Civil servants now buy forged Covid-19 vaccination certificates’ Nigeria is currently witnessing a surge in Covid-19 infections largely due to the refusal of many citizens to adhere Read More

Breaking: FG reveals Sunday Igboho’s major sponsor, exposes Nnamdi Kanu

October 22, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government on Friday said it has uncovered major financier of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho. Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami who disclosed this revealed that a member of the National Assembly is capable. Malami, who was silent on the identity of the federal lawmaker, said a Read More

NNPC GMD at Editors’ conference: We ‘ve mobilised contractors for Port Harcourt refinery

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) Thursday called on the federal government to adopt necessary measures in tackling the insecurity bedevilling the country. The editors bared their minds at a two-day conference  in Abuja, with the theme “Media in Times of Crises: Resolving Conflict, Achieving Consensus.” And at the event, Group Managing Director Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Mele Kyari announced that Read More

Bombers of Kaduna-Abuja rail track targeted driver, tank – Shehu Sani

Some persons believed to be terrorists operating in Kaduna state have opted for a new strategy in their activities by attacking the Abuja-Kaduna train, being used by many commuters to avoid the dangerous highway. A former lawmaker from the state, Senator Shehu Sani reported the double attacks Wednesday and Thursday on Facebook: “Yesternight (Wednesday), bandits attacked the Kaduna-Abuja train. “They planted Read More

FIRS proposes road taxes for motorists, others

October 22, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has proposed the introduction of road infrastructure tax in Nigeria, to make the informal sector contribute to building a modern society. Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Mamman Nami, disclosed this on Thursday while receiving a delegation of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), led by its National President, Chris Isiguzo, to his office in Read More

Breaking: Reps summon NBBF, clear ministry over athletes’ Olympics eligibility, D’Tigress pay (PICTURES)

October 21, 2021 Editor 0

The House of Representatives committee on sports on Thursday summoned former President of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) over embarrassing non-payment of allowances due Nigeria’s D’Tigresses. One after the other, D’Tigress players have in the past weeks accused NBBF of not releasing payments due them for some years now. To this end, the Reps committee thereafter summoned Kida to appear before Read More

Happening now: Nnamdi Kanu, Lawyers in Court (PICTURES)

October 21, 2021 Editor 0

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was on Thursday brought to the Federal High Court in Abuja where his trial is expected to resume amidst tight security. According  to reports, Kanu was brought to the Court on a black Sports Utility Vehicles at about 8am, although sitting had yet to commence as of the time of Read More

Breaking: Journalists, Lawyer barred as Nnamdi Kanu breezes into court

October 21, 2021 Editor 0

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was on Thursday brought to the Federal High Court in Abuja where his trial is expected to resume amidst tight security. Ahead of the trial of Kanu, heavy security has been deployed to forestall any breakdown of law and order. All entrances leading to the court premises were barricaded by Read More

One year after #EndSARS ‘phantom massacre’: You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself, FG tells CNN

The cold war between the Nigerian government and the American Cable News Network (CNN) over coverage of the  #EndSARS protest in 2020 reverberated Wednesday, one year after the ugly incident. While the CNN and a couple of human rights organisations reportedly announced that some people were killed during the protest, the federal government consistently faulted the claim. For instance, President Mohammed Read More

Breaking: Bandits strike, abduct 30 passengers in Niger

October 20, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Bandits have struck again, and the abduction of 30 passengers at Garun Gabas in Rafi local government area of Niger state. The passengers were reportedly abducted on Wednesday by the gunmen from three separate vehicles comprising of 18 seater bus and two other vehicles. It was learnt that the bandits in their large number with dangerous weapons stormed Zungeru Garun Read More