We’ll immortalise ex-President Shehu Shagari, says Buhari

By Lawrence Olaoye President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government will in due course institute a suitable memorial to immortalize the country’s first Executive President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who passed away Friday December 28, 2018, aged 93. According…

JIBWIS confirms abduction of 20 members in Katsina

From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos An Islamic group, popularly known as Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) has confirmed the abduction of about 20 members of its First Aid Group (FAG), in Jibiya Local Government Area of Katsina State. Sheik…

Ambode appoints Okunola new Lagos HoS, 6 permanent secretaries

From Suleiman Idris, Lagos The former Executive Secretary, Land Use and Allocation Committee (LUAC) in Lagos, Mr. Hakeem Olayinka Muri-Okunola will today assumed office as the 21st Head of Service (HoS) in the state following the approval of his appointment…

Fresh communal clash claims 4 in Adamawa

From Umar Dankano,Yola. A fresh communal crisis between Lunguda and Wajah communities has claimed the lives of four people in Lafiya Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa state. The incident which occurred on Saturday was said to have started as…

Buhari mourns Femi-Pearse

By Lawrence Olaoye President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned renowned Professor of Medicine, Ayodeji Femi-Pearce, who passed away weekend, aged 86. According to a statement made available to newsmen by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, yesterday, the President condoled with Ibilola, the…

Police arrest 7-man armed robbery gang in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested seven men suspected to be a notorious armed robbery gang operating in Enugu. The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Saturday in Enugu that the suspects…

Nigeria’s tax payers hit 35m, says JTB

The Joint Tax Board (JTB), says Nigeria’s database of taxpayers has expanded from 20 million to 35 million. The Executive Secretary of the Board, Oseni Elamah, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday…

Police continue siege on Melaye’s house for third day

The siege on the home of the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye, by the police entered its third day yesterday. Contrary to the senator’s earlier claim that he was in Lagos, the Police believe he is within…

Airlines cutting corners to stay afloat – NCAA report

From Suleiman Idris, Lagos A report by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has indicated that operating airlines in the fixed wing and rotary wing business arms of the aviation sector engage in sharp practices ranging from deliberate disregard and…

Shagari: Nigeria lost a true patriot, says NCWS

By Stanley Onyekwere The National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS) yesterday commiserated with the family of Shagari and Nigerians over the demise of former President, Shehu Shagari. A statement by the President of NCWS, Dr (Mrs) Gloria Laraba Shoda in…