A section of the Onuebum Road leading to Otuoke, former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s home town in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, has been taken over by flood. Motorists, especially private car owners, are now forced to travel
The National Human Rights Commission says 90 per cent of women awaiting trial in prisons across the country are either nursing mothers or pregnant. The Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Bem Angwe, made this known when he received the
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that Nigeria would overcome her present economic challenges, saying it required handwork on the part of the people. The president stated that God had divinely provided the resources and the people to do the work.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the appointments of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the April 11 governorship election in Akwa Ibom State, Umana Okon Umana and 12 others as Chief Executives for 13 Federal Government agencies.
Following the surrendering of arms and embracing of peace by Avenger militants fighting in the oil producing areas of Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta, the state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has inaugurated the Amnesty Committee, and two others, including the Committee on the
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has hailed the ringing global endorsement which President Muhammadu Buhari received from world leaders during his recent trip to the US for the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, and
The calls for sale of national assets from the Senate President, ex-governor of the Central bank of Nigeria and other economists have sparked controversy in the country. While some people said the Federal Government can sell Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas
A Consultant Microbiologist, Dr Mutiu Bamidele, has urged the Federal Government to initiate a national policy on the usage and monitoring of resistance to antibiotics. Bamidele, who lectures at the Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, made the plea
The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Ishaq Oloyede, on Friday, said the agency will ensure candidates are not mistreated by their preferred universities. He also listed eight conditions that tertiary institutions must follow when admitting students. Mr.
President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will support a constitutional amendment to free local governments from the stranglehold of state governments. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said in a statement that Buhari made
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced an additional $5m to the Skye Bank account of Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. This brings to $20m the total amount so far traced to the former
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Saturday in Abuja said it generated over N95.7 billion in August. The NCS Public Relations Officer, Mr Wale Adeniyi, said in an interview with news men that the revenue had been remitted to the
The textile industry was one of the fundamental industries that greeted Nigerian independence and provided employment to lots of people in the country. Today the textile industry has become a shadow of itself. The epileptic operations, and in most cases
Exclusive Interview with the Pro-Chancellor, Baze University. Distinguished Senator Y.D. Baba-Ahmed PhD. Interview By Fatima Yahaya
What do you think Baze and other Nigerian universities should con-sider to be on the global stage? A: The learning environment, which is comprised of standard classrooms, laboratories, studios as the case may be. And these are sup-posed to meet
The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, says that his country will do everything in its power to help Nigeria diversify from single to multiple resources dominated economy. This is contained in statement from the information Unit, U.S. Department of
United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, on Wednesday expressed the American Government’s readiness to support and enhance girl-child education in Nigeria. Kerry stated this in his opening remarks at a closed door meeting with some Science, Technology, Engineering and
with agency reports Naira, yesterday, appreciated by 3.52 per cent to close at N315.93 to a dollar at the interbank market, prompting calls for foreign investors to take advantage of the appreciation. However, the naira suffered a loss in value
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, yesterday, suspended nine banks from further dealing in foreign exchange transactions, until they remit all outstanding Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, funds in their vaults into the Treasury Single Account, TSA. The nine banks
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disclosed that 50% of its budget has been slashed by the federal government, lamenting that this cut in budget has seriously affected its capabilities to fund some financial system initiatives. This disclosure was