NAHCON boss, Mukhtar defends hajj fare increment

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi and Musa Adamu The Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Abdullahi Mukhtar, has defended the alleged high cost of hajj fares for Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia in 2016 and 2017, saying it…

Why many Nigerians are in Chinese Prisons – Envoy

Wale Oloko, the consul-general of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Guangzhou, China, on Monday said that many Nigerians are in various prisons in Guangdong Province for overstaying their visas. Mr. Oloko told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in…

INEC: No going back on our election sequence

• Insists Presidential election comes 1st By Lateef Ibrahim The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said on Monday that the various dates fixed for the conduct of the 2019 general elections stay for now, pointing out that they (the dates)…

Reps will support minimum wage increment – Dogara assures NLC

By Umar Muhammad Puma Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has assured the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) that the House will support its efforts to secure a living wage for worker. He said the House will support ongoing…

We’ll ensure release of all abducted persons – Buhari

By Lawrence Olaoye President Muhammadu Buhari has given the assurance that his government would ensure the release of all abducted persons by the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents. The President gave the assurance Today while receiving the recently released lecturers of…

State police invitation to anarchy – Rep

From Mustapha Adamu Kano A member, representing Fagge Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Aminu Suleman Goro, has kicked against the proposed creation of state police. Speaking at Inspiring Leadership Reflection Interactive Session Series (ILERIS), organised by Centre for…

2019: Buhari tasks APC leaders on internal democracy

…says he inherits a govt of theft and systematic mismanagement By Lawrence Olaoye Ahead of the 2019 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to adhere strictly to the provisions of…

Dapchi school shut after Boko Haram attack

Government Girls Science and Technology College in Dapchi, Yobe State, where 110 girls disappeared after a Boko Haram attack will remain closed, the state government said on Monday, calling for tighter security. “The government girls school in Dapchi has not…

Lassa fever: Nigeria records 43 deaths in 2 months

By Tobias Lengnan Dapam The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that Lassa fever claimed 43 lives in Nigeria with a total of 615 cases reported across 17 states since the beginning of 2018. The agency disclosed the…

FG obliges Ghana to study pilgrimage system

By Albert Akota Abuja The federal government has obliged its West Africa neighbour Ghana to understudy its pilgrimage system in furtherance of its existing relationship. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Gida Mustapha who disclosed this yesterday…