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January 5, 2019 7:58 AM Fire razes 70 shops in Kure Market

Parts of the main market in Minna, Niger State, otherwise known as Abdulkhadir Kure Ultra Modern Market, was yesterday gutted by fire, with wares in no fewer than 70 shops burnt down. It was gathered that the fire gutted shops where clothing materials, palm and groundnut oil are being sold in the market. While the real cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained 24

January 4, 2019 6:15 AM Atiku: We didn’t deny PDP use of stadium – Kogi Govt

The Kogi State Government has dismissed as “routine fiction”, claims by the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP ) that the party was denied the use of the Confluence Stadium for its presidential campaigns slated for Monday 7th January, 2019. Reacting to the claim in Lokoja, on Thursday night, the Director General of Media and Strategy to the Governor 27

December 20, 2018 1:05 PM Senate confirms Owasanoye, eight others as ICPC Chairman, members [Full list]

The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye as the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). They are: Grace Chinda from Delta, Okolo Titus (Enugu), Obiora Igwedebia (Anambra), Olubukola Balogun (Lagos) and Justice Adamu Bello (Katsina). The other members are: Hannatu Muhammed 28

December 16, 2018 6:34 PM Ajimobi turbaned as Bashorun Musulumi of Oyo State (PHOTOS)

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State was on Sunday turbaned as the Bashorun of Musulumi, Oyo State. Ajimobi, who is the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidate for Oyo South Senatorial District in the 2019 general elections, was turbaned during the commissioning of a Central Mosque he built at the Oke Ado area of Ibadan, the state capital. The turbaning 73

December 10, 2018 7:49 PM 2019: Kwankwassiyya leader dumps PDP for APC

A chieftain of the Kwankwassiyya Group of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano, Brigadier-General Idris Bello Danbazzau (rtd), has defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). Danbazzau, who is an ardent follower of Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, on Monday declared his loyalty and support to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s administration 43

December 9, 2018 11:36 AM Senator Ahmed Aruwa is dead

Former Senator who represented Kaduna Central from 1999 – 2007, Ahmed Aruwa is dead. According to Daily Trust, the former Senator died around 4:30 am at a private hospital in Barnawa Kaduna State. Confirming the death, a brother to the deceased, Suleiman Kuta said his funeral prayer would take place at Sultan Bello Mosque Kaduna. Kuta said the deceased 26

December 5, 2018 1:43 PM Nigerian Navy promotes senior officers [See Full List]

The Nigerian Navy Board has approved the promotion of 87 senior officers to the ranks of Rear Admiral, Commodore, Captain and Commander. The service, in a statement by its spokesman, Commodore Ayo Olugbode on Tuesday, said among the newly promoted senior officers “are 10 Rear Admirals, 25 Commodores, 24 Captains and 28 Commanders.” The statement read: “The 10 Admirals 36

November 29, 2018 3:12 PM Appeal Court reverses Gov Tambuwal’s pardon, orders trial of Sokoto officials

A five-man panel of the Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto and presided over by Justice Hannatu Sankey, in two separate appeals on Thursday, voided the pardon granted to some former officials of the state who were prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at the Sokoto High Court. Delivering lead judgements in the two appeals filed 44

November 23, 2018 4:56 PM Nigerian govt threatens to deal with companies that fail to observe public holidays

The Federal Government has vowed to deal with companies that fail to observe all public holidays according to the provision of the law of the country. Disclosing this in a statement in Abuja on Friday, the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, stated that the laws establishing public holidays were contained in the Public Holidays 24

November 22, 2018 1:48 PM Kranium, Patoranking, others storm Reggae Afrobeats Jamrock in Abuja

The annual Reggae Afrobeats Jamrock, a concert aims at promoting Afro-Carribean music and culture in Africa scheduled to hold on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 will parade renowned global artists, Kranium from Jamaica and Patoranking from Nigeria. The event which tends to emphasize cultural exchange through reggae and Afro music on the same stage before an audience 27