Army confirms Boko Haram attack on Geidam

From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos The Nigerian Army has confirmed an attack on Geidam town, in Yobe State. Although the army said the troops of 159 Battalion Sector 2 of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in Geidam contained the attack, but also…

Jigawa CP urges politicians to sheath sword ahead Buhari’s visit

From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse As president Muhammad Buhari visits Jigawa for his presidential campaign on 2nd February, the Commissioner of Police in the State, CP Bala Zama Senchi has inaugurated new executive members of police community relations committee in the…

Don’t pay electricity bill to our staff in cash , KEDCO boss urges customers

From Edwin Olofu, Kano The Managing Director, Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Dr. Jamilu Gwamna has warned electricity consumers to refrain from paying consumption bills in cash to KEDCO staff or agents. The KEDCO boss who gave the warning Tuesday…

Delta: Protest in Asaba over upgrade of varsity campus

From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba Protest over seeming failure to upgrade the Delta State Owned university ( DELSU, Asaba campus and Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, erupted on Wednesday as Asaba youths, otherwise kwon as Asaba Youths for Progress moved…

Peace accord: Politicians attack Edo REC over hate speech

By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin The peace accord meeting of political parties and stakeholders ahead of the general elections in 2019, almost ran into troubled waters on Wednesday over a ‘fowl language’ by Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Alex…

NEPC sensitizes farmers on zero rejection of agric exports

By Usman Shuaibu The management of Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) on Wednesday organised a one day sensitisation workshop for the farmers in Kuje Area Council of the FCT towards Zero rejection of agricultural produce export from Nigeria through the…

Presidency: Buhari not averse to cross-party support for his reelection

By Lawrence Olaoye The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari was not averse to cross-party support to his re-election bid but assured members of his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that he was fully behind the party and its…

Woman dies hours after giving birth to five babies

Emmanuel Ezunu, Head, Clinical Services and Training, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba, has confirmed the death of a housewife who died 15 hours after she was delivered of a set of quintuplet. Mr Ezunu who made the confirmation to News…

Negativism isn’t helping us

Nigeria’s rating by Transparency International on its latest Corruption Perceptions Index has improved considerably. It moved to position 144th in 2018 from 148th in 2017. The 4 places jump, however, did not alter the country’s score of 27 on a…

Revisiting the Jubril el-Sudaniya narrative

By Sufuyan Ojeifo A number of dramatic incidents have been recorded since President Muhammadu Buhari came out on the hustings, preparatory to the February 16 presidential election. Those incidents have compelled a revisit of the Jubril el-Sudaniya narrative. Politicians’ imaginations…