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June 26, 2017 9:02 AM Nigeria, Ghana move to strengthen relationship between them

Nigeria and Ghana have agreed to intensify bilateral cooperation for the benefit and development of both countries and that of the West African sub-region. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity (Office of the Vice-President), confirmed this development in a statement he issued in Abuja on Sunday. He said that the bilateral 10

June 26, 2017 7:36 AM Shettima urges military to intensify efforts to end Boko Haram menace

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state on Sunday, June 25 appealed to the Nigerian military to intensify efforts to end the Boko Haram insurgency that had ravaged the North East for long. Shettima made the appeal while speaking at this year’s Eid el Fitr reception for members of the State Executive Council and other dignitaries at the Government House 10

June 26, 2017 7:20 AM 70 percent of inmates in Nigerian prisons awaiting trial – Dambazau

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Sunday, revealed that more than 70 percent of inmates in Nigerian prisons were awaiting trial. Dambazau said this when he visited Kano central prison to mark this year’s Eid-el Fitr celebration. The minister said the decision to visit the prison was to show to the inmates that the government was aware of their 13

June 26, 2017 7:10 AM Eid-el-Fitr: In Audio Message, PMB Thanks Nigerians For Consistent Prayers

In a bid to stave off reports making the rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari is suffering from speech impairment, the presidency yesterday released an audio tape in which the president felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr, thanking them for their consistent prayers for him. The presidency had earlier published the Sallah message 16

June 26, 2017 4:50 AM Nigeria’s problems started with Awo’s introduction of tribal politics — Unongo

I think Nigeria as an evolving society has done pretty well. We came as an amalgamation of different kinds of people into one state as many other countries have done including the US. In our case, our relatively revered father, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, who was the father of this nation and who believed very strongly in a form of government that is called 13

June 26, 2017 3:32 AM LAUTECH: Osun govt accuses management, staff of sabotage

Osogbo—The Osun State government, co-owner of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, has called on members of the public to prevail on the management and staff of the institution to be open and sincere towards ending the lingering crisis rocking the university. The state government, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy 13

June 26, 2017 1:28 AM In Embattled Nigeria, Displaced Families Still Celebrate Ramadan's End In Style

In Embattled Nigeria, Displaced Families Still Celebrate Ramadan's End In Style Fatima Umaru paints decorative henna on her sister-in-law Bintukawu in preparation for Sallah celebrations. They came to the camp over a year ago, fleeing Boko Haram fighters who had overrun their home in Bama's local government area. Around the world, Muslims are marking 15

June 26, 2017 12:18 AM Scores killed and injured after overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

The horrific early morning tragedy came hours before Pakistan was due to begin Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. The tanker carrying 40,000 litres of fuel overturned on a main highway while travelling from Karachi to Lahore, near the town of Ahmedpur East in Punjab province. Details were sketchy but some witnesses 12

June 25, 2017 11:01 PM A budget and its controversies

Although Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed the budget, he perhaps fired the first salvo when he said the National Assembly went beyond its brief, Dare Odufowokan, Assistant Editor, looks at the controversy around the budget. The 2017 budget and the many controversies surrounding it are the obvious issues of the moment in the last one week. Of course 15

June 25, 2017 7:20 PM Buhari ‘ll complete the period of his service – Osinbajo

ABUJA – ACTING president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Sunday said that President Muhammadu Buhari will complete the service of the mandate given to him by Nigerians in good health. Prof. Osinbajo who stated this in his remark at his official residence, popularly called Aguda House, where he received the Abuja Muslim community who paid him sallah message 14