Breaking: Confusion as explosion hits Maiduguri, 10 dead, 47 injured

February 23, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar, Maiduguri 0

Multiple rocket launchers or artillery from unknown destination and sources were thrown into Maiduguri city and suburbs of the metropolis around 6.27 pm Tuesday, killing 10 residents. Up to 47 people were also wounded just as valuable property got destroyed. No fewer than 10 rockets were actually fired into the heart of Maiduguri and nine boys were killed while playing football at Read More

COVID-19: We won’t take chances despite global drop – PTF

February 23, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 said Monday that government would not take chances over spread of the virus despite the fact that available records show global decline of reported cases. Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said this at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force in Abuja. “This trend in reduction compares with global observations of Read More

5 northern govs set for meeting in Ogun over herdsmen/farmers clashes

February 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following recent herdsmen attack on some parts of Ogun state, Governor Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that five northern governors will hold a security meeting with him in Abeokuta on Tuesday. Abiodun made this known Monday while on the spot assessment of affected areas with security chiefs and some members of the State Executive Council. Speaking, the governor said the invited governors Read More

Covid-19: Obiano declares partial lockdown, opens mobile courts

February 5, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state, Friday, imposed nine hours curfew daily to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the state. He said the curfew would take effect from 9:00pm to 6:00am on February 8 till further notice, even as violators of it and other coronavirus safety protocols would be prosecuted at mobile courts. The governor, who stated this Read More

COVID-19 protection regulation: Break protocols, go to jail – Buhari

January 28, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday released the “Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Protection Regulations 2021,” targeted at stemming the second wave of the pandemic and curtailing the rising infection and deaths across Nigeria. The health protection regulation, which exhaustively deals with all aspects of the protocols on the deadly virus, prescribes penalties including six months imprisonment for violators of the guidelines. Buhari Read More

Breaking: FG makes another pronouncement on eased COVID-19 lockdown

January 25, 2021 Editor 0

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has again announced an extension of phase three of the eased lockdown by one month. The chairman of PTF, Boss Mustapha, who made announcement on Monday during the weekly briefing of PTF in Abuja said, “The PTF is improving on the International Travel Portal to minimise the challenges passengers keep encountering. “Similarly, it Read More

COVID-19: Youth group backs Bello, faults Fayemi

January 23, 2021 Editor 0

A youth mobilisation group, Governor Yahaya Bello 2 President Yahaya Bello (GYB2PYB), has flayed Governor Kayode Fayemi over his comments against Kogi state helmsman on controversial COVID-19 vaccine. Director General of the group, Amb. Oladele John Nihi, a prominent youth activist, and former president, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), made this known on Friday in Abuja. The GYB2PYB is Read More

Buratai: Why leadership is key in the war against insurgency

January 18, 2021 David Onmeje 0

Leadership is an art meant for those that understand the intricacies involved in bringing about positive change in every society. I say this for the fact that in Nigeria, one of the banes of our numerous challenges remains the lack of sound and credible leadership by those saddled with the responsibility of translating our hopes and aspirations into tangible realities. Read More

KDSG rescues 151 Almajirai, 9 foreigners

January 16, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has rescued 160 almajirai including 151 Nigerians from 13 states in the North and South and nine foreigners from Benin Republic, Burkina Faso and Niger Republic. A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, Friday in Kaduna, said that the almajirai, including toddlers, were found in conditions that were Read More

School resumption: FG gives fresh hint as COVID-19 second wave spreads

January 11, 2021 Editor 0

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) Monday revealed plans to review the earlier date scheduled for resumption of schools across Nigeria. January 18, 2021 had been announced as schools’ reopening date. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who spoke during the routine PTF briefing on COVID-19 attributed the decision to the second wave of COVID-19 currently ravaging the country. Adamu said Read More

FG stops recruitment of 5,000 NDLEA applicants

January 9, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice , Abubakar Malami SAN, has described the proposed recruitment of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) as ill-timed owing to the alarming wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Malami has therefore directed the Solicitor General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr. Dayo Apata, SAN to seek advice Read More

Zamfara revokes licences of 500 private schools

January 7, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Determined to restructure the academic standard, the Zamfara state government has revoked the operational licences of at least 500 private schools over their inability to meet required operational guidelines. The state Commissioner for Education, Ibrahim Abdullahi, Tuesday, told journalists that a task force that would ensure compliance with the closure order would soon be inaugurated. He said the schools could Read More

Group hails Buhari, Service Chiefs for peaceful Christmas in North East

January 1, 2021 Editor 0

The NorthEast Peace Ambassadors (NEPA) has said President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s service chiefs deserve credit for the return of peace and another Christmas celebration free from attacks in the region.  The group gave the commendation at a press conference on Tuesday in Modu Ganari, Maiduguri, Borno state.  In a statement co-signed by Alhaji Sadiq Bulama and Mallam Usman Geidam, Read More

Breaking: SGF Boss in isolation as Coronavirus hits family members

December 13, 2020 Editor 0

Some members of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha’s household have tested positive for COVID-19. Consequently, the SGF has gone into self-isolation with his wife. The SGF who is also the chairman of the Presidential Task Force (SGF) on COVID-19, made this known in a statement Sunday. The statement read, “I would like to inform Read More

Breaking: At last, Minister Dare breaks silence on purported postponement of National sports festival

November 26, 2020 Editor 0

Minister of Youth and Sports development Mr Sunday Dare has revealed that there is no indefinite postponement of the proposed 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF). Dare who spoke during one-day seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter said in the next few days a definite date for NSF would be agreed between the ministry and Read More

Akwa Ibom: Customs seize over 1000 bags of rice, threaten to burndown smugglers’ warehouses

November 22, 2020 Uko Etim 0

The Nigeria Customs Service has seized no fewer than 1000 bags of contraband rice smuggled into Mbo local government area of Akwa Ibom state. The sector coordinator in charge of South-South and South-East, Comptroller Shehu Abubakar, disclosed this while conducting raid in a Joint Task Force, Boarder Drill Operations, following an intelligence at Uyenhe community. The Joint Task Force, Boarder Read More

Breaking: Nigerian Army unveil another Boko Haram wanted list

November 11, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday released another list of Boko Haram terrorists as the fight against insurgency continues. The latest list was launched by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai alongside Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum at the Nigerian Army Super Camp, Chabbal in Konduga Local Government Area of the state. Prominent on the list is the Read More

How FG repatriated over 30 foreign illegal miners from Zamfara – Matawalle

October 23, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Nigeria has repatriated some foreign nationals for their involvement in illegal mining in Zamfara state. Governor Bello Matawalle disclosed this to State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. “I discussed the issue of illegal mining in my state with the President and he directed the office of the National Security Adviser to form a task Read More

National sports festival to go on – Minister

October 23, 2020 Editor 0

News reports to the effect that the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) has been postponed indefinitely are false and unfounded, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has revealed. Dare who spoke through a press statement issued his media office said consultations were on going between the ministry, Edo state government, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19, and National Council Read More

General Buratai and his phenomenal exploits

October 8, 2020 Best Agbese 0

According to the great general of war, Winston S Churchill, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts”. This is the reality of great leaders. Those who must excel in life must keep at whatever it is they want to achieve despite setbacks. Setbacks are a regular feature in the life of Read More

General Buratai’s gallantry and Nigeria @ 60

October 7, 2020 Ibrahim Bulama 0

As Nigeria is celebrating 60 years of independence, it presents a picture of a mixture of spark and dim. Those inclined to the negative hold on to the challenges experienced in the quest towards nationhood to draw conclusions linking occurrences such as military putsch, civil war, religious uprising, corruption and lately Boko Haram terrorism to define Nigeria. But such occurrences, Read More

COVID-19: Using face masks without personal hygiene counter-productive – NCDC

August 11, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Director-General of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu said Monday that the use of face masks without observing personal hygiene and preventive measures would be counter-productive in the fight against coronavirus in the country. Ihekweazu said this at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19. Represented by the Head of Surveillance and Read More