Protesters, police clash for third night over US police shooting
April 14, 2021 1229 914

Protesters faced off with police for a third night Tuesday in the American city of Minneapolis over the killing of a young Black man shot by an officer, with more than 60 people arrested, law enforcement officials said.Tensions have soared over th... Read more

Sule swears in first female Nasarawa Chief Judge
April 14, 2021 1142 882

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has sworn in Justice Aisha Bashir-Aliyu as the substantive Chief Judge of the state. She becomes the first female Chief Judge in Nasarawa State. Shortly after administering the Oath of Office on the new CJ... Read more

Lalong hails security agents over foiled kidnap attempt
April 14, 2021 1079 821

Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has praised security personnel for their swift response that thwarted the attempted kidnap of four students at the Plateau State University, Bokkos. The attempted kidnap was said to have occurred on Monday... Read more

Pipeline vandalism on decline, says NNPC
April 14, 2021 1024 759

The Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed decrease in activities of oil pipeline vandals in January this year. Pipeline vandalism has been a major act of sabotage in the ... Read more

Soldier abducted, two police inspectors killed in Oyo, Delta, Abuja
April 14, 2021 1034 736

Some outlaws have abducted a soldier in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, and killed two police inspectors in Delta and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Three persons, all of them women, were reportedly seized and taken away in the Onipe area of... Read more

Nurses embark on strike in Ogun over alleged kidnap of members
April 14, 2021 1005 652

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Ogun Council, has embarked on strike over the kidnapping of its members and insecurity in the state.The strike had taken effect from midnight of April 13, it said .in a statement joi... Read more

Legislative aides protest over unpaid salary arrears
April 14, 2021 954 558

Legislative aides, yesterday, staged a peaceful protest at the National Assembly complex over non-payment of their salary arrears. They accused the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Olatunde Ojo, of failure to pay their salary arrears dating ... Read more

Reps summon minister over resident doctors’ grievances
April 14, 2021 898 525

For an enduring resolution of the grievances of the resident doctors in the country, the leadership of the House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed. The medics recently suspended th... Read more

Oil prices surge on China’s growing energy demand
April 14, 2021 879 506

Oil prices jumped on Tuesday after increasing energy demand from China, world’s second-largest oil consumer. The price of Brent crude, the grade at which Nigeria’s crude oil is benchmarked, gained 0.61 per cent to $63.89 per barr... Read more

NNPC records N234.722b petrol sale
April 14, 2021 868 491

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) recorded about N234,722,222,150 from the sale of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in January, this year. It supplied 1.44billion litres in the month that was 46.30 million litres of the product dai... Read more

EFCC quizzes Imo ex-gov, Okorocha in Abuja
April 14, 2021 878 518

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha. The Guardian learnt that the anti-graft agency arrested Okorocha, yesterday, evening in his Abuja residence for failure to hon... Read more

Assembly clears 15 appointees as special advisers in Edo
April 13, 2021 1837 1300

Edo State House of Assembly on Monday cleared 15 nominees for appointment as special advisers to Governor Godwin Obaseki. The clearance was sequel to a letter dated March 31, signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Osarodion Og... Read more

IYC alerts to possible implosion in Niger Delta over alleged neglect
April 13, 2021 1673 1205

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has alerted the Federal Government to renewed agitations and likely implosion over what it described as continuous neglect of the region. Its national spokesman, Ebilade Ekerefe, said in a statement issued in Yanagoa,... Read more

Ortom apologises over killing of soldiers in Benue
April 13, 2021 1576 1128

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has apologised to President Muhammadu Buhari over the Easter Monday killing of 12 military personnel in Bonta Village, Konshisha Local Council of the state by criminal elements.Ortom also apologised to the lead... Read more

Army kills 14 Boko Haram fighters in Borno
April 13, 2021 1513 1048

Soldiers of Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, and 112 Task Force Battalion have killed 14 Boko Haram fighters in Damasak and the Ngwom/Mafa axis of Borno State.The troops reportedly engaged the terrorists with superior aerial and ground firepower o... Read more

Fayemi restates commitment to workers’ capacity-building, career progression
April 13, 2021 1438 928

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has restated the commitment of his administration towards capacity-building and career progression of workers in the state.The governor, who stated this, yesterday, while declaring open an induction/orientation p... Read more

‘I petitioned police over fraudulent act by Igboho’
April 13, 2021 1416 898

A real estate agent in Ibadan, Oyo State, Alhaji Waheed Adetunji, has said the recent police invitation to Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a. Sunday Igboho was meant to question him over his involvement in alleged criminal acts, not because of his agitat... Read more

No going back on NIN, SIM verification, says Pantami
April 13, 2021 1359 883

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, yesterday, said Federal Government would not go back on the verification of National Identity Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM) aimed at curbing the rising ins... Read more

Lagos tops with N398.7b IGR, as FG launches book on states
April 13, 2021 1308 818

Lagos State recorded over N398.7 billion Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) on investment inflows from 2019 to 2020, making it rank first among the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).Lagos State recorded over N398.7 billion Internal... Read more

Two killed in Anambra crashes
April 13, 2021 1272 726

Two persons, including a little boy on Monday died in two accidents in Anambra State. The boy was said said to be crossing the road at Oyi Local Government Area when he was knocked down by a speeding Camry car, while the other deceased was a... Read more

Hold Ihejirika, Dambazau, Buratai, others responsible for arms purchase, COAS tells Reps
April 13, 2021 1206 609

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has distanced himself from any wrongdoing in the procurement of arms and ammunition running into billions of naira from 2011 till date.Appearing before the Olaide Akinremi–– led Ho... Read more

FG alerts to planned attack of major airports
April 13, 2021 1128 562

The Federal Government, yesterday, raised the alarm over the planned attack on some major airports across the federation.   The Ministry of Aviation, in a memo to airport security chiefs, stated that criminals were planning to strike gatewa... Read more

USAID launches $3m grants to support food security
April 13, 2021 1087 519

The United States’ Agency for International Development (USAID) in Nigeria has launched a COVID-19 Food Security Challenge that will provide $3 million in grant funding and technical assistance to youth-led and mid-stage firms working in foo... Read more

Muslims begin Ramadan fast today as Sultan announces sighting of moon
April 13, 2021 1077 504

Sultan of Sokoto, Alh. Muhammad Abubakar Sa’ad III, has directed Muslims across the country to commence the fasting month of Ramadan today.   The Sultan, who gave the directive in a nationwide broadcast yesterday evening, revealed tha... Read more

Arewa community launches Tinubu support group
April 12, 2021 2288 1490

The Arewa community in Lagos State has urged All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to run for the president in 2023. At a rally in Coker-Aguda and Itire-Ikate Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of Lagos St... Read more

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