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Kaduna shouldn’t be another CAR, says CAN

Kaduna state chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday stated that the ongoing killings ravaging the state shouldn’t be allowed to be anotherCentral African Republic (CAR) where killings will be persistent. It also condemned killing of Sheikh Mohammed Adamu ...

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Rivers CP, Mbu, 12 others redeployed

The Police Service Commission (PSC) yesterday approved the re-deployment of the Rivers state Police Commissioner (CP), Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu and 12 others to various Commands across the country. A statement by the commission’s Assistant Director Press, Mr. Ferdinand Ekpe, ...

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Minister cautions media on negative reporting

Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe, has urged media practitioners to desist from negative and sensational journalism that would hinder the achievement of the Transformation Agenda of the present administration. Speaking at a strategic consultative workshop with women ...

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Those above and below the law

Nigeria and its democracy remain an enigma to the outside world. The country is also a paradox, a reminiscence of the ancient Marina, where there is water everywhere but none to drink. Nigeria is the envy of many countries… richly ...

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Find killers of Albani, says Mikati

A renowned businessman in Kaduna, Alhaji Shu’aibu Idris Mikati, has called on the security agencies and government to urgently fish out the killers of the late Sheikh Muhammad Auwal Albani. In a condolence message to the government of Kaduna state, ...

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Buhari berates Army over insurgency

— We need support, not condemnation – Army Former Head of State and chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has expressed sadness over the activities of Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgency in the face of ...

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Kukah rejects national confab

The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Rt. Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, yesterday faulted the convocation of National Conference by President Goodluck Jonathan, saying it is not what Nigerians needed to redeem the country. Kukah added that the proposed conference has ...

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I’ll never return to PDP — Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has replied the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its comments on his defection to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), saying he left PDP for the good and would not return again. While fielding ...

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NAHCO boss urges staff to remain focused

Managing director and chief executive of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO Aviance) Mr. Kayode Oluwasegun-Ojo, has charged staff of the organisation to remain focused. Speaking at a retreat organised for the employees, Oluwasegun-Ojo described the company as a “premium ...

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NAGAFF pours encomium on Customs

National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has attested that the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has revolutionized the practice of international trade in the country. During the occasion of the international customs day 2014, which the NCS joined its ...

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NPA MD tasks staff on service delivery

Managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA), Malam Habib Abdullahi, has challenged the workforce of the organisation to rededicate themselves to effective service delivery this year in order to meet the expectations of Nigerians whom the Authority owe economic and ...

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Customs generates 5,672 PAARs

Nigeria Customs Service has said, contrary to widespread criticisms, especially among clearing agents that the PAARs have not been coming out after the first few rolled out in December. Indeed as at first week of January, 2014, it generated a ...

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Obey court judgment, Delta APGA tells Umeh

Delta state Chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Adizua Jude Nwokobia, yesterday urged the National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh, to respect the judgment of Abuja High Court, which voided his position. Nwokobia, who made this ...

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Ekiti murder: Man to die by hanging

An Ado-Ekiti High Court has sentenced a 30-year-old man, Mayowa Omolaye, to death by hanging for the murder of one Mr. Tayo Oluwabusuyi. Omolaye, an ex convict, was charged with the murder of Oluwabusuyi at Igbooroke farm in Igede-Ekiti, headquarters ...

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Kaduna APC crisis deepens

The crisis ravaging the Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is far from over as the state chairman of its Interim Management Committee, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, who resigned at the weekend has refused to reconsider his resignation. ...

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Kukah rejects confab, says it’s politicized

The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Rt. Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, yesterday faulted the convocation of National Conference by President Goodluck Jonathan, saying it is not what Nigerians needed to redeem the country. Kukah added that the proposed conference has ...

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Borno govt to conduct LG polls before year end

Despite the lingering security challenges in Borno state, Governor Kashim Shettima, has announced his administration’s readiness to conduct local government council elections in the second or third quarter of this year. Speaking at the inauguration of the 27 LGCs chairmen ...

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Fire guts Sokoto market

Properties worth billions of Naira has been gutted by fire at the popular Kara market in Sokoto. The fire, which started at early hours of yesterday, was said to have been ignited by an electrical spark at a shop opposite ...

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Jonathan’s aide bags chieftaincy title

The Senior Special assistant to the President on Youth and Student Matters, Comrade Jude Imagwe, has been conferred the title of Ochi-Agha (warlord) of Ogbaland by the traditional ruler, Oba (Eze Ogbaland), His Eminence, Dr. Chukumela Nnam Obi. Conferring the ...

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Kano govt organises workshop for retirees

Kano state Head of Civil Service, Dr. Umar Shehu Minjibir, has opened a two-day pre-retirement workshop for civil servants who retired from public service across ministries, departments, agencies, and the local government services. Minjibir stated that the workshop, which held ...

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