Monday, March 8, 2021



All  broadcast stations in Nigeria will switch to digital operations by 2022 – NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says the Digital Switch Over, DSO, project will be completed by the middle of 2022 when the country will fully transit from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting.

Veteran Nollywood actor, Sadiq Daba, is dead

A veteran broadcaster with Nigerian Television Authority, NTA and Nollywood actor, Sadiq Daba, is dead. Family sources said he died Wednesday evening after a prolonged...

Nigeria’s economy doing well, despite recession – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the Nigerian economy is doing well compared to the economies of South Africa, Russia and other countries in recession.

Independence Day: Buhari addresses Nigerians from Eagle Square

President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians from the Eagle Square in Abuja on Thursday October 1, as part of the activities commemorating the nation’s Independence Day Anniversary celebration

No N200bn is missing in NTA-StarTimes venture — Official

The management of NTA-Star TV Network Ltd. says no N200 billion revenue is missing from its finances in the course of its operations.

StarTimes: Senate queries NTA over 11 years without making profit

The Senate on Monday queried the management of the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, over what it called 11 years non-profitable venture with StarTimes.

COVID-19: Borno govt begins ‘Learn at Home Programme’ for SS3 students

The Borno Ministry of Education has begun ‘Learn at Home Programme’ for students preparing for West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE.

Covid-19: Nigerian govt to engage faith-based groups before shutting down of worship centres

The Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus epidemic has set up a sub-committee to engage faith-based organisations from both Islam and Christianity on social distancing measures at preventing the disease.

Presidency blames Libya over ‘growing’ insecurity in Nigeria

A Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has attributed the growing insecurity to the Libyan crisis which, according to him, let to the proliferation of small arms into the country.

Embrace CNG as petrol alternative, DPR advises motorists

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, on Thursday enjoined Nigerians to embrace the use of Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, in their automobiles as alternative to petrol.

2020 World Cup qualifiers draw for live transmission on NTA today

The Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, has partnered HotSports, a sports marketing firm in the country, for the live broadcast of the 2020 FIFA World Cup qualifiers draw.

Lalong appoints Makut Macham of NTA Director of Press

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has appointed Makut Simon Macham as his Director of Press and Public Affairs, with immediate effect.

Zamfara bandits sponsored by illegal miners – Lai Mohammed  

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday revealed how illegal mining activities aggravated insecurity in Zamfara before its April 7 prohibition order and launch of special operations to stop bandits in the state.

APC says Atiku’s presidency in the interest of treasury looters

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that the declaration of Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, that he will grant amnesty to looters of national treasury if elected, shows the interest of the kind of people his presidency will serve.

Boko Haram: I will be willing to investigate military hierarchy – Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said that his government would be willing to investigate the military hierarchy as a way of tackling the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, if elected.

We are working to get Nigeria out of poverty – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, led government was working on a credible plan to get Nigeria out of poverty in spite of limited funds available to the country.

Expose corrupt officials in my government, Buhari charges Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari, has urged persons or organisations with any evidence of corrupt practices against members of his administration to come forward with such evidences to him for prompt action.

NTA reporter shot dead in Benin

A reporter with the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Benin, Lawrence Okojie, has shot dead by gunmen on Saturday night in Benin. The News Agency of...

Buhari appoints DG NEMA, boards of NTA, FRCN

By Abdulgafar Oladimeji President Muhammadu Buhari has approved appointments into the executive management of some government agencies and parastatals. The new chairman of the board of...

Ace NTA newscaster, Ahmed, appointed MD Kaduna media corporation

The Kaduna State governor, Nasiru el-Rufai, has approved the appointment of a prominent NTA newscaster, Ibrahim Ismaila Ahmed, as the managing director of Kaduna...

Buhari sacks DGs of NTA, FRCN, NAN, others

The Federal Government of Nigeria has disengaged the heads of the six information-related parastatals under the Ministry of Information and Culture. The minister of Information and Culture,...

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