The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has insisted that it is compulsory for Nigerians to visit the enrolment centres to complete their National Identification Number registration. It stressed that it was important for people not to get carried away with the generation of NIN due to Bank Verification Number (BVN) record harmonisation with the National […]

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has approved the appointment of BASHIR JAMOH as the director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA. JAMOH will replace DAKUKU PETERSIDE who was appointed in 2016 to head the maritime agency as his tenure will end on 10thMarch 2020. JAMOH, who hails from Kaduna, is also the current president […]

A Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on Thursday sentenced 20-year-old herder, Aliyu Jedi for violating the laws against open grazing in Benue. The Magistrate, Mr Isaac Ajim, sentenced Jedi for violating the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranching Law of Benue state 2017, after he pleaded guilty to the charge. He however, gave the convict, who hails […]

The duo of Abia Uchenna and Eboh Chinedu students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) who were arrested in November and detained in Bosnia-Herzegovina Border Camp has returned back to Nigeria. The students who were away in Croatia for the International University Table Tennis Tournament were arrested while on a walkout in the […]

Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked by Napoli despite taking the Serie A side to the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 4-0 win over Genk. “Napoli has decided to relieve Carlo Ancelotti of his role as first team coach,” the Italian side said in a statement. Tuesday’s win over Genk, which saw Napoli finish second […]

Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has said that opponents of the Hate Speech Bill are ignorant of the dangers that loom if the bill is not passed into law. In a signed statement on Sunday, Senator Abdullahi said the opponents are only pretending to protect ‘Freedom of Speech’ by misinforming […]

Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-detainee, Olawale Bakare, have each filed a suit of N500million before the Federal High Court in Abuja against the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami. Following their continued detention in DSS custody, both men are […]

Three retired senior Police, Navy and DSS officers have been arrested alongside a security guard over the illegal possession of a lion in a residential building on 229, Muri Okunola Street in Victoria Island, Lagos. The two-year-old lion named ‘Kiara’ believed to be owned by a yet-to-be-identified Indian man was discovered and taken to a […]

The House of Representatives has refused to consider the 2020 budget estimates of Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Insurance, Jaha Ahmed, stated this on Tuesday at a meeting with a delegation from the NDIC in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He accused the Managing Director of the Corporation, Umaru […]

The Supreme Court has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is ‘eminently qualified to contest for the 2019 Presidential Elections. The Apex court which set today as the date to explain reasons for the dismissal of the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said that the Appellant failed to prove […]

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