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Gunmen, on Thursday, attacked a police checkpoint along the Abakaliki-Enugu Highway and set a police patrol van belonging on fire. Our correspondent gathered that the incident happened at the Ishieke Junction on the outskirts of Abakaliki metropolis. Gunmen killed one policeman and abducted another, but this could not be independently verified as of the time […]

The Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, has rejoiced with the President,  Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on his 67th birthday. Yusuf described  Dangote as an illustrious son of Kano, whose philanthropic gesture breeds life and livelihood to millions of households in Nigeria and Africa. This is contained in a statement by the governor’s Director-General, Media […]

President Bola Tinubu has expressed sadness over the death of the former President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ali Chiroma. Tinubu, through a message conveyed by his media aide, Ajuri Ngelale, on Wednesday, condoled with the family, the organized labour community, and everyone impacted by this painful loss. According to the Presidency, Chiroma was […]

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has given the go-ahead to raise the electricity rates for customers in the Band A category. During a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, the Vice Chairman of NERC, Musliu Oseni, announced that there will be a rise in electricity tariffs. This adjustment will result in customers paying N225 […]

The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of eight suspects in connection to the alleged murder of a Lecturer at the Department of Physical Health Education at the University of Maiduguri, Dr Kamar Abdulkadir. Abdulkadir was murdered in his office on campus on Sunday. The victim was found on Monday with several injuries […]

The Nigerian Army has fixed a date for the burial of 17 soldiers killed while on a peacekeeping mission in Delta State. In a statement today, the Army noted that the soldiers killed in the Okuama community in Delta State will be buried on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. President Bola Tinubu is scheduled to be […]

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency, Bayelsa State, Rodney Ambaiowei, has called on military authorities to be guided by professionalism in the handling of the killing of 17 soldiers in Okuama community, Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State. On Thursday last week, 17 soldiers deployed on a peace […]

The Federal Government has deducted over N415bn from state government allocations to service their external loans, according to findings by journalists. This was according to data from the Federation Account Allocation Committee Disbursement reports published by the National Bureau of Statistics. The deductions were made between 2019 and 2023 from the allocations given to state […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced its decision to allocate $10,000 to each Bureau de Change operator at a rate of N1,251/$. In a circular issued by the bank’s Director of Trade and Exchange Department, Dr. Hassan Mahmud, and made available to journalists on Monday, the CBN clarified the terms of this allocation. According […]

The Nigerian government has officially acknowledged the emergence of a ginger blight epidemic in four states across the country, resulting in substantial financial losses for ginger farmers amounting to over N12 billion. This declaration was made during the inauguration of the National Ginger Blight Epidemic Control Taskforce in Abuja. It was revealed that the fungal […]