Seven persons have been killed after a military aircraft crashed a few yards off the runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja.  Confirming the incident on Sunday, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) spokesman, Air Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola stated that the Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft crashed while returning to Abuja Airport after reporting engine […]

Imo state police command has confirmed the arrest of Senator Rochas Okorocha for violently and unlawfully breaking into Royal palm spring estate along Akachi road, which was sealed by the Imo State government. State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed this to newsmen in Owerri, says the former governor would be arraigned […]

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala looks set to be confirmed Monday as the first woman and first African leader of the beleaguered World Trade Organization, a near-paralysed institution desperately needing a kick-start. The WTO has called a special general council meeting at which the former Nigerian finance minister and World Bank veteran is expected to be formally selected as […]

The National Assembly has, again, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the security architecture of the country by taking more decisive steps to curb the insecurity in the country. They have also called on the new security chiefs to take more drastic actions to bring an end to the menace in the country. The […]

Announcing the release to journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim said N9 billion of that sum will serve as take-off grant for the establishment of new campuses of Rivers State University (RSU) in Ahoada, Emohua, and Etche Local Government Areas. According to him, N3 billion will be devoted […]

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has continued its offensive action against drug barons and cartels in Nigeria with the latest seizure of 40 parcels of cocaine weighing 43.11kilogram (100.05pds), with an estimated street value of over N32 billion. The consignment containing the illicit drug was put under surveillance by operatives of the Tincan Command […]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday flagged off the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kano-Katsina-Jibiya-Maradi railway project with a branch line to Dutse in Jigawa State. Speaking virtually from the State House in Abuja, the president said that the project, when completed, will enhance economic activities, particularly the trans-Saharan trade between the two countries. He urged private […]

The Federal Government will partner Cameroonian and Chadian troops in ending the menace of insurgency in the northeast. This was disclosed on Monday by the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, who addressed journalists at the Army Super Camp 1 Ngamdu, Yobe State. “We are bringing out things, you can see Operation Tura […]

The Federal Government has placed fresh travel restrictions on 100 passengers for flouting its directives on COVID-19. In a series of tweet on Tuesday, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 released the passport details of the defaulters, announcing they have been restricted from travelling for six months. “Presidential Task Force (PTF) sanctions 100 Passports in […]

A fight has broken out at the ongoing public hearing organised by the House of Representatives on the Petroleum Industry Bill as members of the host communities engage in physical combat. The fight broke out when the Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas was called to the podium to make a presentation. Some […]

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