Shehu Shagari For Burial Saturday In Sokoto

Nigeria’s Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died on Friday, aged 93, is to be buried on Saturday. Shagari died at the National Hospital Abuja, after a brief illness. His grandson, Nuradeen Mahe, who spoke with journalists in Sokoto, said the late former president’s remains would be flown to Sokoto for burial on Saturday […]

Life And Times Of Shehu Shagari, Second Republic President Of Nigeria [1925 – 2018]

The Second Republic President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari is dead, on Friday, died at the National Hospital, Abuja, at the age of 93. The Governor of his home state, Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal announced the news of the former president’s demise on his Twitter handle, @AWTambuwal, tweeting: “I regret to announce the death of former […]

Ex-president Shehu Shagari Dies In Abuja

His death was disclosed in a tweet made by his grandson, Bello Shagari, Friday evening. Bello wrote in his tweet: “I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after a brief illness at the National Hospital, Abuja.” Shagari served as the first and only President of Nigeria’s […]

Kano sponsors 25,486 teachers for training

Kano State Government has sponsored the training and re-training of 25,486 teachers as part of efforts to check the prevalence of unqualified teachers in the education sector. Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje made the disclosure during the 2018 Basic Education Week held at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata in the state capital. The occasion featured […]

Police Confirm Five Killed, Several Injured In Fresh Plateau Attack

Gunmen have killed no fewer than five people in a fresh attack in Plateau State, police authorities have revealed. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Tyopev Mathias, told Channels Television on Thursday that the attack occurred on Wednesday. According to him, a group of young boys were returning from a festive celebration […]

Niger Delta group tackles Buhari over Nigeria’s worsening economic situation

A socio economic and political pressure group, the Niger Delta Development Initiative (NDDI) has expressed sadness over Nigeria’s worsening economic statistics in recent times. It blamed the policies of President Muhammadu Buhari for the downward trend in the economy. They also criticized the President for the failure of his anti-corruption campaign and for allowing his […]

Abule Egba explosion: Police arrest 4, declare prime suspect wanted

The Lagos State Police Command, on Thursday, said it had arrested four persons suspected to be involved in the NNPC pipeline vandalism at Abule-Egba, which resulted to fire outbreak. The command’s spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, said that the prime suspect, now at large, had been declared wanted. On Dec. 12, an NNPC pipeline was vandalised, […]

Igbo group blasts Osinbajo over comment on 2023 presidency

Igbo pressure group, the Eastern Peoples Front, EPF, yesterday described as vexatious and provocative Vice President Yemi Osibanjo’s comment on 2023 elections. Osinbajo had in Ibadan postulated that President Muhammadu Buhari will hand over the presidency to the south west after completing his two terms of eight years in office. According to Elder Ken Emechebe, […]

Alex Badeh: Why we killed Ex-defense Chief – Suspect confesses

A suspect arrested allegedly for killing former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd) has revealed why the general was killed. 25-year-old Shuaibu Rabo while being interrogated by Police said Badeh was killed in an attack to rob him of money meant for the purchase of a new farmland, Daily Trust […]

Oyetola Presents N152.7bn 2019 Budget

Infrastructure development and education got a big chunk of allocation as Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, Thursday presented his 2019 fiscal plan to the House of Assembly. The overall N152.7 billion ‘Budget of Hope’ is lower than the N179.2billion budgeted for the outgoing year. The governor said he would build on the giant strides of […]