Breaking: NECO releases 2020 SSCE external results, records reduction in malpractice… How to access your result

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) for external candidates. According to a release signed by NECO’s Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, Thursday, out of 41,459 candidates who registered for the examination, 39,503 were actually examined. Announcing the results, NECO registrar, Professor Obioma explained that 26,277 candidates obained Read More

Man arrested for killing mother-in-law in Ogun

May 5, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 28-year-old man, Opeyemi Adeola Ganiyu, was on the 3rd of May 2021 arrested by men of Ogun state police command for killing his mother in law, Abosede Oyewole.  The suspect was arrested following a report made at Atan Ota divisional headquarters by one Odunayo Mathew, who reported that the suspect, who is married to the daughter of the deceased, Read More

Breaking: Miyetti Allah chairman kidnapped

May 4, 2021 Editor 0

Kidnappers have abducted the Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Kogi State, Alhaji Wakili Damina. The state Secretary of MACBAN, Mr Adamu Abubakar, who disclosed n Lokoja on Tuesday said Damina was abducted on April 30, 2021 by some armed men dressed in army camouflage. According to him, the abductors, numbering about eight, came Read More

China sets national standards on basic public services

China recently released its new national standards on basic public services. The new standards marked a major institutional innovation for China to guarantee and improve people’s livelihood, said Zhao Chenxin, secretary general of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top economic planner. The standards cover 80 public services of 22 categories and nine aspects, including education, employment, medical Read More

Soldiers sweep Bauchi streets, evacuate refuse

May 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As parts of activities marking their 2021 Combats Arms Training (CAT) week, soldiers under the Nigerian Army Armoured Corps Bauchi on Monday embarked on sanitation of streets and evacuation of refuse in the Bauchi state capital. The soldiers in their numbers led by the commander of the armoured corps Major General Muhammed Magaji swept the maiduguri bye pass, yan doka, Read More

May Day: NLC tasks Ayade on release of kidnapped Chairman

May 1, 2021 Editor 0

The organised Labour in Cross River state has charged Governor Ben Ayade and the security operatives in the state to ensure the immediate release of the Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Ben Ukpepi, who was kidnapped on March 21, 2021 and a ransom tag of N150 million put on his head by his abductors. They made the demand in Calabar, Read More

Why FG won’t hike electricity tariff – Minister

May 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, Friday,  disclosed that it is not planning to hike the electricity tariff. Rather, he said, Nigerians should expect an increased efficiency in the power sector. The clarification came amidst reports of possible major increase in the price of electricity by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)  that has dominated the public space. The minister Read More

May Day: Prioritise security, workers welfare, NAAT tells FG

May 1, 2021 Moses John 0

The National President of National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has urged the federal government to give priority to welfare of workers as well as the rising security situation in the country. President of NAAT, Comrade Ibeji Nwokoma, in his May Day message to the workers said this year’s celebration was very important to Nigeria workers as it reflect on Read More

Sports Ministry, AFN move to secure Olympic Relay qualifications for Nigeria

April 30, 2021 Editor 0

Following the refusal of the Polish Embassy in Nigeria to issue entry visa to Nigeria’s contingent to the World Relays starting on Saturday in Silesia, Poland, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) have moved to ensure Nigeria qualifies for the five relay events at the Tokyo Olympics. This was disclosed by Read More

Breaking: Again, gunmen attack security checkpoint in Anambra

April 28, 2021 NAN 0

Unknown gunmen have launched an attack on a Naval checkpoint near Enamel Ware Junction on Onitsha – Owerri Highway in Anambra State. Tochukwu Ikenga, the Police public relations officer, who confirmed the incident to journalists on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, said the command sent a response team to the scene after it received a distress call that there was sporadic Read More

Addax: Senator Magnus Abe Affronted Buhari, Goofed, By Yamai John

April 28, 2021 Yamai John 0

By curiously questioning the wisdom of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also the substantive Minister of Petroleum Resources, in canceling the revocation by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) of four oil mining leases belonging to Addax Petroleum Exploration Nigeria Ltd., Senator Magnus Abe goofed and exceeded his brief. Here is why. In a position which can only be interpreted Read More

Lawan swears in Ibezim as Senator representing Imo North

April 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, swore in Chukwuma Frank Ibezim to represent Imo North Senatorial District. Ibezim took the oath of office at exactly 11:02am during the start of plenary. The oath was administered by the Clerk to the Senate, Mr. Ibrahim El-Ladan. Recall that the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja had on February 16 affirmed the Read More

UFC to fight in Africa in 2022 in honour of Kanaru Usman

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As Nigerian born African champion, Kanaru Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal to retain world MMA title as the world welterweight champion in the early hours of Sunday 25th April 2021 (WAT), the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to stage the 2022 champions fight in Africa in honour of the current champion.  Following Kamaru Usman’s electrifying title defense, at the weekend, the Read More

Parliamentary workers give condition for ending strike

April 25, 2021 Moses John 0

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) Sunday said the ongoing industrial action by the workers would only be call off if the relevance authorities met the demands of the union. They said the workers are willing to sustain the ongoing strike since all the Governors and Speakers of the 36 States of the federation are reluctant in meeting the demands Read More

In Nasarawa, monarch donates 16-hectare farmland to NYSC

April 24, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Nasarawa state government has promised more support for the NYSC in its quest to support the federal government’s agenda on the diversification of the economy, and also improving agricultural practice, food production and self-sufficiency. The deputy governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, stated this Saturday in  Doma during the inauguration of 16 hectares of farmland donated by the Andoma of Doma HRM Read More

I wasn’t detained, has no reason to bribe EFCC boss – Akpabio

April 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has reacted to what he called a defamatory article written by an online medium, titled: “How EFCC detained Godswill Akpabio for two hours after attempting to bribe Agency Chairman with $350,000.” He said the report “is false.” The Minister according to a press statement signed Saturday Anietie Ekong, his Chief Press Read More

Banditry: Uba Sani wants service chiefs to redouble efforts

April 24, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

Senator Uba Sanii (APC, Kaduna Central) has tasked the service chiefs to redouble the fight against banditry with all seriousness in order to ensure a defeat of all bandits and other criminal elements. This, according to the lawmaker, is one sure means of saving the country from the painful daily bloodletting. Senator Sani said the National Assembly also restated the  Read More

Alleged palace invasion: Police reportedly interrogate Ayiri Emami, others

April 23, 2021 Rosemary 0

The embattled Prime Minister of Warri and  the Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Ayiri Emami and other Chiefs, were reportedly interrogated for over two hours on allegations bothering Kingship crisis, invasion of Olu Palace which heightened tension in Warri Kingdom. Ayiri was said to have arrived at the police station, zone “5” on the strength of a letter of invitation with Read More