Power generation drops by 964mw

December 2, 2016

The nation’s power generation capacity has dropped from 4,285 megawatts recorded on Sept. 16 to 3,321 megawatts on December 1 due to dearth of gas, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN reports that […]

FG to prosecute revenue remittance defaulters

December 2, 2016 David

Challenged by continuous dwindling resources and biting economic recession, the Federal Government Thursday reeled out a number of tough measures aimed at boosting its independent revenue including referring officials of some agencies to Economic and […]

EFCC probe: Pro-Jonathan protest rocks Enugu

December 1, 2016

Hundreds of Igbo youths took to the streets yesterday, protesting the on-going probe of former Nigeria First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. The youths, led by the coordinator, Concerned Igbo Youths, Comrade Victor Ezenagu,  said the […]

FG puts new marriageable age at 18 years

November 29, 2016

In an effort to put an end to the menace of girl-child marriage, the Federal Government FG  has directed that the new marriageable age be put at 18 years, even though it is yet to […]

Police protest in Ondo

November 28, 2016 Hakeem Gbadamosi – Akure

POLICEMEN in Ondo town headquarters of Ondo West local government area of the state in the early hours of Monday went on rampage protesting the non payment of their allowance during the just concluded governorship […]

American wins $421m jackpot with $2

November 28, 2016

AN American resident in Lafayette, rural Tennessee has won a lottery jackpot worth $420.9million, with a $2 ticket. The lucky winner scooped the ninth biggest jackpot in Powerball history on Saturday, Tennessee Lottery officials announced Sunday. […]

Ondo: Let’s unite, heal wounds – Oyegun

November 27, 2016 Kolawole Daniel – Abuja

•    Congratulates Akeredolu THE National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Sunday congratulated the Party’s Ondo State governorship election candidate and running mate, Rotimi Akeredolu and Hon Agboola Ajayi on their landslide election victory. […]

Fidel Castro: His life and times

November 26, 2016

The son of a wealthy landowner, Fidel Castro turned his back on a life of privilege to lead a left-wing revolution in Cuba that endured for decades and was shaped by his political cunning, keen […]

Cuba’s Fidel Castro dies at 90

November 26, 2016

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States is dead. Castro, who for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday at […]

Ondo 2016: APC chieftain killed in Owo

November 25, 2016

MR Afolabi Olaposi, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Owo, Ondo State, was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday night in Owo. The Party said in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Mr […]

AUDIO: FG, ASUU reach agreement on demands — Ngige

November 24, 2016

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Wednesday acknowledged that the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) made progress during theirs talks. He gave the assurance while addressing […]

FG receives lands from 27 states for mass housing

November 22, 2016

The Federal Government has said  it has so far received lands from 27 states and considering over 500 contracts for mass housing across the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji  Lai Mohammed, disclosed […]

Operation to take over Sambisa forest ongoing — CDS

November 21, 2016

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, said, on Sunday, in Maiduguri, Borno State, that an operation tagged “Operation Crackdown’’ to take over the Sambisa forest from the Boko Haram terrorists by troops has […]

Buhari inaugurates boards of petroleum agencies

November 18, 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday inaugurated board members of Parastatals in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Buhari (right) having a handshake with Dr Pius Akinyelure, as the GMD […]

FG, Italy sign criminals’ extradition pacts

November 16, 2016

The Federal Government has signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), bordering on mutual assistance in criminal matters, transfer of sentenced persons and an extradition treaty with the Government of the Republic of Italy. Comrade Salihu […]

LASU lecturers join ASUU warning strike

November 16, 2016

LECTURERS of the Lagos State University (LASU) on Wednesday complied with the one-week nationwide warning strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Dr Isaac Oyewunmi‎, Chairman, ASUU, LASU Chapter, told the News […]

Monarch urges FG to adequately fund Police

November 16, 2016

MR Samson Gamu-Yare “Chun Mada”, a first class traditional ruler in Nasarawa State, has urged the Federal Government to adequately fund the Nigeria Police Force to effectively fight crime and other security challenges in the […]

Wike declares war on cultists, kidnappers

November 15, 2016 Dapo Falade

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced the conclusion of the first phase of the state amnesty programme, declaring a total war on unrepentant cultists and kidnappers across the state. The governor, who disbanded […]

Kwara gets new council bosses

November 15, 2016 Biola Azeez – Ilorin

GOVERNOR Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has sworn in Transition Implementation Committees (TIC), for the state’s 16 Local Government Areas, with a charge that the TIC should clear backlog of salaries and pensions in the […]

PHOTOS: Obaseki takes over as Edo governor

November 12, 2016

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo, on Saturday, in Benin City, Edo State, took an oath of office succeeding former Governor Adams Oshiomhole. Obaseki took an oath of office at about 12:30 p.m. administered by the […]

Oshiomhole appoints 4 Permanent Secretaries

November 11, 2016

On the eve of his departure as Edo State governor,  Adams Oshiomhole  has appointed four new Permanent-Secretaries. Mr Peter Okhiria, Chief Press Secretary of the governor, listed the appointees as Mr Anthony Okungbowa, Ministry of Justice, […]

Climate change: WHO urges focus on health

November 11, 2016

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday advised countries to give health a central priority in the Climate Change Conference (COP22), currently held in Morocco, and including it in the implementation of the Paris Agreement. […]

Animal hustling: Police arrest 10 suspects

November 11, 2016

The Police in Borno on Friday said 10 suspected criminals who specialized in stealing domestic animals in Maiduguri had been arrested. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Damian Chukwu, who made this known […]

Breaking: Wike sacks SSA

November 11, 2016

Mr Joe Akpa, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Protocol to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has been sacked. Wike, through his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, Friday in Port Harcourt, wished […]

Taraba vaccinates 956,875 children against polio

November 11, 2016

TARABA Commissioner of Health, Dr Innocent Vakkai, said on Friday that 956,875 children in the state were vaccinated against poliomyelitis under the Third Polio Outbreak Response Campaign. Vakkai spoke in Ardo-Kola at the launching of […]

OBJ congratulates Trump

NIGERIA’S former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has congratulated the 45th President- elect of the United States of America (USA), Donald Trump, with an assurance that the African continent would support his administration. The President of […]

November 9, 2016 Biola Azeez – Ilorin

A Kwara State High Court, sitting in Ilorin and presided over by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, has sentenced a student of Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Fatai Olasile, to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of N50, 000 […]

Hillary calls Trump to concede defeat

November 9, 2016

HILLARY Clinton called Donald Trump to concede the White House on Wednesday morning, minutes after she sent her campaign chairman to her supporters’ party to say: “It’s not over.” John Podesta was dispatched by the […]

US election: TRUMP WINS

November 9, 2016 Online Editor

Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path. A wealthy real-estate […]

6 stories you may have missed because of US election

November 9, 2016

WHILE the United States presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton dominated international headlines on Tuesday, Russia announced that it was preparing to renew its air strikes on Syria’s Aleppo and Kurdish troops in […]

US election: Donald Trump votes

November 8, 2016

Republican candidate, Donald Trump, has cast his vote in New York city. Speaking earlier by phone to Fox News, he said: “I see so many hopes and so many dreams out there that didn’t happen, […]

Hillary Clinton wins Dixville Notch midnight vote

November 8, 2016

On a frigid night in the largely forgotten region about halfway between the Maine and Canadian borders, the small northern New Hampshire town came alive for several minutes of kitschy democratic conflict. This latest round […]

Trump, Clinton voting mile apart in New York

November 8, 2016

Rivals Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump will vote barely more than a mile apart on Tuesday in New York after sparring with each other at campaign rallies. “Trump will vote at […]

Today is America’s day of history — Kaine

November 8, 2016

TUESDAY’S US presidential election has been described as a day of history as the world await Americans to decide who becomes president between Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. The News Agency of […]

NNPC wrong on petrol price hike – Minister

November 7, 2016

THE Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has said the recent N4 increase in price of petrol in Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) filling stations, is wrong. Kachikwu said this after receiving an […]

EFCC: Abati released on bail

November 5, 2016 Saliu Gbadamosi - Abuja

FORMER presidential spokesman, Dr Reuben Abati, regained his freedom on Saturday as he was granted bail by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Abati, who was the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to […]

Tinubu nominated me as VP —Osinbajo

November 4, 2016 David

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday declared that former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, nominated him as running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari. Osinbajo’s clarification came against the background of President Buhari’s […]

NNPC loses N11.22bn in 1 month — Report

November 3, 2016

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has again reported a month-end trading deficit of N11.22 billion in August. The figure was obtained on the NNPC website detailing its monthly financial and operations report released in […]

Bridge linking Kwara with Oyo collapses again

November 2, 2016

Economic and social activities of residents of Kwara and Oyo states were on Wednesday grounded following the collapse of Moro bridge on llorin-lgbeti highway linking the two states. The member representing Owode-Onire constituency in the […]

Mimiko’s aides resign, join APC

November 2, 2016

Two Special Assistants to Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, on Wednesday, resigned their appointments and defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that those who resigned are […]

Piety, repentance solutions to recession — Sultan

November 2, 2016

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, says piety and repentance remained the only plausible solutions to the current economic recession in Nigeria. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abubakar spoke in […]

Cult clashes claim 4 lives in Ilorin

November 2, 2016 Online Editor

Four persons were reportedly killed within three days in bloody clashes among rival cult members in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. Nigerian Tribune gathered that the first occurrence of the cult clash was on Monday […]

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