Sunday, April 18, 2021



Pantami renounces past comments supporting Al Qaeda, Taliban, says he started preaching at 13

The minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has renounced some past comments he made on Al Qaeda and Taliban, saying his views...

NAF to start inviting expertise of Nigerians in diaspora, says CAS

The Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Oladayo Amao, says the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, will exploit the possibility of tapping into the abundant skills and competences that abound within Nigerians in the diaspora.

Nigerian govt gives delivery date for Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonshoki road project

The Federal Government on Saturday assured Lagos residents that section one of the ongoing reconstruction/rehabilitation of the Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonsoki Expressway project would be completed within three weeks.

NULGE threatens to occupy NASS, lawmakers’ country homes over plans to scrap LG councils

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, has threatened to occupy the National Assembly as well as the country homes of the lawmakers over the plan to scrap the local government system.

NCAA approves Bayelsa Airport for flight operations

After months of delayed expectation, the Bayelsa State-owned airport, on Saturday, finally got the nod of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to commence commercial flight operations.

Nigerian govt flags-off physical verification phase of NDDC forensic audit

The Federal Government, on Saturday, announced that it had flagged off the physical verification phase of the ongoing forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

[email protected] organises webinar to mark 20th anniversary of Abuja Declaration on 15% healthcare budget

The Partnership for Advocacy on Child & Family Health, [email protected] project is organizing a webinar as part of activities marking the 20th Anniversary of the Abuja Declaration.

UPDATED: 3 Nigerian soldiers killed, 171 others missing as ISWAP attack military base in Yobe

Members of ISWAP/Boko Haram have reportedly attacked the Kumuya military base in Yobe State, destroying heavy equipment during the operation.

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.

Pantami is my friend, but he can’t be defended, by Farooq A. Kperogi

This is a difficult column to write because although scores of people have importuned me to intervene in the controversy regarding Communication and Digital...

IGP Alkali and practice of polished police, by Bala Ibrahim

For the police to police properly, the need for a polished policy of policing is paramount, and precisely that seems to be the plan...

Saleh Rabo, FTAN president, is dead

Saleh Rabo, President of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN, is dead. FTAN Public Relations Officer (North), Joseph Karim, in a statement in Abuja,...

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...

Pantami: I preach Islam, not my personal opinions

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has said that none of his Islamic preachings were anchored on his personal opinions but a verdict from the teachings of Islam.

Yobe: The years of pandemic, by Isa Sanusi

Last year and this year can best be described as the years of the “plague” — the years of pandemic; devastating loss of lives. The pandemic taking away (and it is still taking away) many precious lives and wrecking many countries with unprecedented economic setbacks.

2015: Why I worked against Jonathan in 2015 – Babangida Aliyu

A former governor of Niger State, Mu’azu Babangida-Aliyu, has said he and other northern governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stood against the second term bid of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 “because he breached the agreement for a single term with the governors.”

Damasak attack: Nigerian Army loses 3 soldiers

Nigerian Army says it has lost three soldiers to the ISWAP fighters during the Damasak attack in Borno State.

JUST IN: Nigerian troops kill ISWAP senior commander, Abu-Aisha, other fighters in Damasak

Nigerian troops on Thursday killed a senior Commander of ISWAP, Bukar Gana-Fitchmeram also known as Abu Aisha, and scores of his fighters who were on a revenge mission at Damasak, Borno State.

30,000 Nigerian lecturers benefited from TETFund training — Chairman

Over 30,000 academic staff in public tertiary institutions across Nigeria have benefited from trainings sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, within and outside Nigeria from 2008 to date.

Judiciary workers sets April 19 for nationwide protest

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, says it will hold a nationwide peaceful protest on April 19 to further push home its demand for financial autonomy for the judiciary.

Damasak attack: Gov. Zulum donates 12 operational vehicles to Nigerian Army

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has visited Damasak to access damages caused by insurgent attacks on the town and donated 12 operational vehicles to the soldiers.

After EFCC detention, Okorocha says anti-graft agency’s cells are of int’l standard

Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has shared his experience with Nigerians after his detention at the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged financial misappropriation during his tenure.

Niamey fire incident killing 20 children, extremely horrific – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives occasioned by fire that engulfed a primary school in Niamey, Niger Republic, killing more than 20 children.

DPR counters NEITI, says ‘we’ve accurate record of crude production’

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, on Friday debunked claims by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative that the exact volume of crude oil produced in the country was not known.

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