Sunday, April 18, 2021



10,000 Nigerian youths still in Boko Haram captivity – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has declared that about 10,000 Nigerian youths are still under the captivity of Boko Haram.

COVID-19: Nigeria crosses 1m vaccination threshold

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, said 30,452 Nigerian residents have received shots of COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, bringing the number of...

States, FCT generate N1.31trn as IGR in 2020 — NBS [FULL LIST]

The 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, generated N1.31 trillion as Internally Generated Revenue, IGR in 2020 compared to N1.33 trillion recorded...

States, FCT generate N1.31trn as IGR in 2020 – NBS

The 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, generated N1.31 trillion as Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, in 2020 compared to N1.33 trillion recorded in 2019, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says.

Borno, Benue, Bauchi residents paid highest for diesel in March – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on Thursday said Borno, Benue and Bauchi states residents paid the highest average price for Automotive Gas Oil otherwise known as diesel in March.

Nigerian govt to distribute 5m cooking gas cylinders in 1 year

The Federal Government will inject five to 10 million Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, gas cylinders into the market in the next one year, according to Dayo Adeshina, Programme Manager, National LPG Expansion Implementation Plan.

FCT Police lose officer during gun battle with suspected kidnappers

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has lost one Inspector, Ambi John, attached to Operation Puff Adder, during a gun battle with suspected kidnappers.

Police arrest 17 suspects over cultism in FCT

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has arrested 17 suspects over cultism along Gwagwalada, Gwagwa, Lugbe and Kurudma axis of the territory.

Kano food poisoning: NAFDAC arrests sellers of ‘dangerous juice flavour’

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has apprehended the merchants of dangerous chemicals used in food and drinks supposedly to enhance taste that killed three people in Kano.

APC to set up registration appeal committee

The All Progressives Congress, APC, says it will set up a registration appeal committee to consider complaints from members on the conduct of its...

Proposed Jabi Lake tourism, recreation project to generate N123bn 

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, ICRC, says the proposed Jabi Lake Tourism and Recreation Development project will generate N123 billion over a 30-year period. Micheal Ohiani, ICRC...

Village head trounces 10 district heads to emerge Emir of Kagara

The village head of Yakila, Ahmad Garba, has emerged the new emir of Kagara after beating at least 10 district heads, who are higher...

How Paris Club refund debt payment was handled – Malami

The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said that extra-ordinary due diligence was followed in handling the payment of the 3.2 billion dollars Paris Club refund judgment.

NGO donates N5m to Zamfara fire victims 

Khadimiyya for Justice and Development Initiative, an NGO has presented N5million as a donation to the victims of the fire outbreak at Tudun Wada market in Gusau in Zamfara.

NDLEA arrests Nasarawa drug baron,  Sami Ashoko, intercepts illicit substances in Edo, FCT

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested a wanted drug baron, Sami Ashoko with 100bags of drugs weighing 1,095.3 kilogrammes in Nasarawa State.

Strike: Nigerian doctors beg FG to respond to their needs

The Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, FCT chapter, Dr Enema Amodu, on Sunday, pleaded with Federal Government to respond to the needs of health workers in the country.

Doctors apologise to Nigerians, patients over strike

The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, has apologised to Nigerians, especially patients at various government hospitals, over the strike embarked upon by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD.

Why we recruited more Northerners in Short Service – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian army has explained the discrepancy in the recruitment into its Short Service Commission 47 Course.

NYSC calls for improved water supply to FCT orientation camp

The FCT Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Suleman Abdul, has called for better water supply to the orientation camp.

Osinbajo presides over virtual FEC meeting

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is presiding over today’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, as President Muhammadu Buhari is away for medical vacation in London, UK.

Nigerian govt to engage 30,000 youths through community security program

The Federation Government is set to create 30,000 jobs through the Community Safety and Human Security Programme, CSHSP, initiative to reduce crimes and violence across the country.

Buhari departs Abuja for medical check-up in London

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for London, United Kingdom, for a routine medical check-up.

Ganduje awards N5m to winners of National Qur’anic Recitation Competition

The Kano State Government has given N2.5 million each to the two overall winners of the 35th National Qur’anic Recitation Competition that ended in...

Prepare for heavy rains in 2021, FEMA tells FCT residents

The FCT Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, has advised FCT residents to prepare for the rainy season and avoid environmental practices that could lead to flooding in the territory.

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