FG Declares May 29 ‘Work Free Day’

The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Wednesday, May 29, as ‘work-free day‘ to mark the 2019 presidential inauguration. The Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) made the declaration on behalf of the federal government in a statement by the permanent secretary at the interior ministry, Georgina Ehuriah on Monday, May […]

Kenyan Woman Arrested With 6.5kg Of Cocaine In Abuja

A 33-year-old Kenyan woman, Angela Warimu has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja. Warimu was apprehended while trying to smuggle 6.5 kilograms of Cocaine into Nigeria. The agency’s spokesman, Mr. Jonah Achema, said in a statement on Monday that Warimu was arrested on […]

Woman Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Smuggle Drugs Into Kano Prison

One Rifkatu Anthony has been arrested by the Intelligence Unit of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) attached to the Kano Central Prison, for attempting to smuggle in 39 wraps of Indian Hemp into the prison. The suspect concealed the hard drug in harmless packs with the intention to deliver them to inmates in the prison. […]

President Buhari To Address Nigerians Tonight (See Time And TV Station)

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday night appear on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in a special interview at 10 pm. Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Monday, announced the details of the broadcast on Monday. He said: “All Television station’s and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to this […]

Ganduje sends names of 36 newly appointed Perm Secs to NDLEA for drug test

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has forwarded the names of the 36 newly appointed Permanent Secretaries to NDLEA to undergo drug test to establish their mental state of health, before assuming duties. The governor warned that any of the new appointees, who fails the test, would be dropped, adding that his administration has zero-tolerance […]

Afe Babalola has regained Nigeria’s lost glory in education, says Achebe

The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, has said Aare Afe Babalola (SAN) has repositioned and regained the lost glory of education in Nigeria. Igwe Achebe described the legal icon as one of the leading apostles of functional and quality education in the country. He said Babalola’s achievements in human capacity development would remain indelible […]

Abuja wears new look for Buhari’s inauguration

Preparations are in top gear for the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office. The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has renovated the Eagle Square, venue of the swearing-in ceremony, to international standard, considering the calibre of foreign visitors invited for the event. Our correspondent, who went round the nation’s capital, observed that […]

NNPC posts $490.03m export of crude oil, gas

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) posted $490.03 million as proceeds from export sale of crude oil and gas in February, it was learnt yesterday. The figure was 32.45 per cent higher than the previous month’s sale, according to a report in the Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR) of the Corporation. NNPC spokesman Ndu […]

Ghanaian varsity offers $40,000 scholarship to UTME best, Ekene

ACADEMIC City College, a private university in Accra, Ghana, has offered scholarship worth $40,000 to Ekene Franklin Ezeunala, the candidate who scored 347 – the highest score – in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The College Senior Admissions Manager (Nigeria), Mrs Ogechi Ekpe, said on the sidelines of a workshop organised by the […]