NIS nabs 303 suspected irregular migrants in Akwa Ibom

January 22, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has apprehended 303 suspected irregular migrants in the Uyo metropolis following their mop-up exercise conducted in Akwa Ibom state. The Comptroller of Immigration Service in Akwa Ibom Command, Mrs. Francisca Dakat, made the disclosure while briefing Journalists after the mop-up exercise, Saturday, in Uyo. Dakat said out of the 303 apprehended, 285 were adults while Read More

Yuletide: DSS sues for peace, assures on adequate security 

December 15, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Service (DSS) has called on Nigerians  of good conduct to ensure public peace and order in the spirit of the Yuletide season. This is as the service assured on adequate security before, during and after the yuletide and election seasons. The service also says it would continue to carry out its duties and responsibilities in line Read More

Green Africa airline leads on schedule flight departure – Report 

December 6, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

A report obtained from data analysis of performance of domestic operating airlines in Nigeria has shown that new entrant Green Africa topped others in the On-Time Performance (OPT) measuring index between the months of June and November 2022. In Nigeria, on-time departure of flights ranks top among customers’ concerns each time they step into any airports as airlines usually either Read More

Kaduna-Abuja route as train service resumes 

December 5, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has resumed operations at the Kaduna-Abuja railway, nine months after nine people were killed and scores of other passengers were abducted by terrorists who attacked the train in a community near Kaduna. The services of the train were abruptly suspended after the 28 March, 2022, attack. On Monday, at exactly 9:45 a.m. the first train, since Read More

Passport problems: Nigeria Immigration issues new directives

November 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has directed passport offices across the country to work on Saturdays to clear backlog of passport applications. This is contained in a statement made available by the Service’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Tony Akuneme, in Abuja on Saturday. Akuneme said that the Comptroller-General, Mr Isa Jere, who gave the directive also approved the deployment of Read More

PSC chair decries garnishee judgements, makes case for police lawyers’ placement

November 23, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  Acting Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi (retd.), has decried the rampant cases of the garnishee of the accounts of the commission by courts on matters directly related to the operational duties of the police which has nothing to do with the PSC. Speaking when she received leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), led by Read More

Lawan felicitates former President Goodluck Jonathan @65

November 20, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with former President Goodluck Jonathan on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Lawan in a statement in Abuja on Sunday joined other Nigerians in rejoicing with the former President on the auspicious occasion. “Former President Goodluck Jonathan has devoted his life to service as a teacher, political leader and international statesman. Read More

Vom college of animal health graduates 162 para-veterinarians

November 1, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Federal College of Aminal Health and Production Technology (FCAH&PT) Vom, inducted 162 maiden graduands of Veterinary  Laboratory Technology and Animal Health Technology into the Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN), as professional Para-Veterinarians. Provost of the College  Dr Jude Obi Okpara, said with the induction of the graduands, Nigerian value chain of livestock production will receive a boost. “We are Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

Stakeholders want budgetary allocation for Departments of Rural Devt, Fisheries, others

October 27, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Stakeholders from the Small-Scale Women Farmers Organization in Nigeria (SWOFON), ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) FCT – Agricultural Development Project (FCT-ADP) on Tuesday expressed concern that there is no significant allocation for the newly created departments of Cooperative and Rural Development, and Fisheries to ensure the effective delivery of their services.  According to the FCT analysis 2021 statutory appropriation act for the Read More

Fed Poly Bauchi sacks 2 lecturers for raping students

October 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal polytechnic Bauchi has dismissed two of its lecturers for allegedly raping some female students of the polytechnic recently. Rector of the polytechnic Sunusi Gumau disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of the meeting of the governing council of the institution held over the weekend. According to the rector, the dismissed lecturers are Adebusoye Michael Sunday, of 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

FirstBank hosts Fintech Summit 5.0, highlights impact on financial inclusion

 First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that the 2021 edition of its annual FINTECH Summit is scheduled to hold on Thursday, 7 October 2021 by 10:00 am. EFirstBank has been named “Most Valuable Bank Brand in Nigeria” six times in a row (2011 – 2016) by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of Read More

El-rufai to Southern govs: Anti open-grazing law unimplementable

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai, has responded to the new law banning Open-grazing in the Southern states of Nigeria, saying such law is not implementable presently. Some southern states like Ondo, Oyo, Lagos, Enugu and Osun, among others have passed anti open gracing law. But speaking with newsmen Tuesday after a meeting with officials of the All progressives Congress (APC) Read More

Arewa Youth Assembly petitions DSS, Police over impeached speaker

September 17, 2021 Editorial II 0

Arewa Youth Assembly has petitioned police and the Department of State Services (DSS) over the sacked of its former Speaker, Mohammed Salihu Dalandi. In his petition, the new Speaker of Arewa, Tahir Muhammad Azare alleged that the impeached former Speaker, Danlami was still going about mobilizing to cause mayhem at the headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Recalled Read More

PGF boss attacks Wike, says Buhari responsible for increased VAT collection

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has condemned the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, for “shamelessly talk about Value Added Tax (VAT) which President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration responsible for its increasing collection. The APC chieftain reminded governor Wike that the current increased record of VAT Read More

NUJ FCT to engage Rochas Okorocha @59

September 17, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ), FCT Council, Monday, engage the former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on national issues as part of activities to mark his 59th birthday. The council in a press statement, Friday in Abuja, said the discourse, facilitated by the FCT NUJ Chairman, Emmanuel Ogbeche, was titled: Conversation with Owelle Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

Kabba Jailbreak: Group urges Buhari to sack prison’s Comptroller General immediately

September 15, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller- General of the Nigerian correctional centre, Alhaji Haliru Nababa over the attack on a prison in Kogi state on Monday. Unknown gunmen attacked the federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday morning, leading to the death Read More

NYSC distances self from arrested corps member

September 8, 2021 John Oba 0

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has distanced itself from the corps member arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr. Arnold Meniru, for alleged importation of four (4) kilograms of drugged candies from the United Kingdom. The scheme in a statement by the director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, Monday reiterated its Read More

In Kano, five-year-old boy drowns inside well

September 4, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

A five-year-old boy identified as Yusha’u Usman has drowned in a well at Zangon Dinya in Bagwai local government area of Kano state. The Public Relations Officer of Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, confirmed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday September 3, in Kano. Abdullahi explained that the incident happened on Thursday night. “We received a Read More

2023: Atiku most prepared, experienced to rescue Nigeria from APC – Group

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of Amalgamated Atiku Support Group (AASG) has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is the most adequately prepared and experienced politician in Nigeria to confront and rescue power from  the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) in 2023. The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oladimeji Fabiyi in a statement issued Friday, however condemned a Read More