Saturday, February 20, 2021



Davido declares support for Ugandan presidential candidate, Bobi Wine

David Adeleke, professionally known as Davido, has revealed his support for Bobi Wine as his favored candidate in the Ugandan Presidential election.

Price of tomatoes drops in Enugu

The Price of tomatoes has dropped significantly in major markets in Enugu metropolis, compared to what it was during the Yuletide.

Nigerian doctors call for establishment of Health Bank, Office of Surgeon-General

The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, has urged the Federal Government to establish a National Health Bank that would provide single-digit interest loans to the private sector for the establishment of world-class health facilities in the country.

Recruitment: NDLEA suspends applicants’ screening

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has suspended the ongoing screening of applicants for recruitment due to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigerian Army releases Short Service shortlists [FULL LIST]

The Nigerian Army has shortlisted candidates for the Short Service Combatant, SSC and Direct Short Service Commission, DSSC for 2021. A statement by Major General...

Bandits kill 3 in Kaduna LG as troops arrest farmer over alleged poisoning of cattle

The Kaduna State Government has confirmed the killing of three people in Kamaru Chawai village of Kauru Local Government Area of the state.

NHRC receives 733 human rights complaints in Plateau

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, said it had received 733 complaints of human rights abuse in Plateau in 2020.

Nigerian Customs generates N1.5trn revenue in 2020

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, says it generated the sum of N1.5 trillion for the year 2020.

26-year-old threatens to commit suicide over non-payment of late father’s N13m gratuity

Joseph Odey, 26, an indigene of Yala Local Government Area of Cross River, on Wednesday protested the non-payment of his late father’s gratuity put at N13 million, threatening to commit suicide if the  government delays further.

New Year: El Rufai grants pardon to 12 prisoners in Kaduna

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has granted pardon to 12 prisoners in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Tokyo Olympics: Team Nigeria to compete in 11 sports – Minister

Team Nigeria will compete in just 11 sports with comparative advantage at the Tokyo Olympics, Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare has said.

Buhari congratulates new boxing champion, Ridwan ‘The Scorpion’

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with new World Boxing Federation, WBF, International Super Featherweight Champion, Ridwan Oyekola, “The Scorpion’’. In a congratulatory message issued by...

Plateau govt to immortalise Gen. Domcat Bali – Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau says the state will at the right time, immortalise the memories of late Retired Gen. Domkat Bali, a former Chief of Defence Staff, for his contribution to the nation.

Prices of onions drop in Enugu

The price of onions has dropped considerably in major markets in Enugu, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Troops foil attack on travelers, eliminate bandits in Benue, Plateau, Taraba

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Whirl Stroke foiled an attack on passengers traveling from Bayalsa to Jos on Markudi-Lafiya road on...

IGP deploys ex-EFCC Boss Lamorde to Force Intelligence Bureau

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has approved the deployment of former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, to Force Intelligence Bureau, FIB.

Popular Instagram model dies after second bum surgery

A popular Instagram model, Joselyn Cano, who had over 12 million followers, has been reported dead.

Nigerian soldiers kill 3 armed robbers in Plateau

Soldiers attached to the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven maintaining peace in Plateau, have killed three notorious armed robbers in the state, Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the Commander of the task force, said.

Lalong recovers from COVID-19

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has recovered from Coronavirus after testing negative for the disease.

Everybody knew Sam — A tribute to Nda Isaiah (1), by Ali M. Ali

This year, 2020 will go down in history as the year I wrote the most tributes -- some long, some short to eulogize the...

Reps urge Buhari to release N3bn for local production of firearms

The House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to release N3 billion for the immediate commencement of local production of firearms and ammunition to combat insecurity in the country.

NIPSS boss, Prof. Habu Galadima, dies at 57

Habu Galadima, the Director General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, near Jos, is dead. Chukwuemeka Udaya, the Secretary and...

Northerners lagging behind in oil and gas sector – NCDMB

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB has said that it is high time Nigerians, especially northerners woke up from their slumber and explore opportunities that abound in the oil and gas sector.

Lalong tests positive for COVID-19

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has tested positive for Coronavirus, COVID-19.

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