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January 20, 2018 9:07 AM Munya LG chairman in Niger impeached

The Chairman of Munya Local Government Council of Niger, Mr Yahuza Mohammed, has been impeached. He was removed by his councillors on Friday for alleged gross misconduct and maladministration. The legislators accused him of alleged diversion of the council resources and awarding capital projects without approval of the house. Special Adviser (Political) 15

January 13, 2018 8:17 PM Gwagwalada re-run poll: APC beats APGA, PDP in narrow victory

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdulkarim Mohammed, has been declared the winner of the just-concluded Gwagwalada Central Ward councillorship re-run election. Announcing the result, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) He narrowly defeated Ibrahim Anize of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, who had 1,588 votes 18

January 12, 2018 6:44 PM Nigerian Navy effects major shake-up, redeploys 30 Rear Admirals

The Nigerian Navy has announced a major shake up in its various Commands positions with the redeployment of 30 Rear Admirals. A statement signed by the Acting Director of Naval Information, Nigerian Navy Headquarters, Abuja, Captain Suleman Dahun, added that said three new Flag Officers Commanding (FOCs) have been appointed. They new FOCs are Rear Admiral 19

January 11, 2018 10:18 AM Dangote tops Africa’s rich list for 7th year

Buoyed by rising stock markets and commodity prices, Africa’s billionaires are collectively wealthier than a year ago. The 23 billionaires that Forbes found in Africa – up from 21 billionaires last year — are worth a combined $75.4 billion, compared to $70 billion in January 2017. The richest African, for the seventh year in a row, is Nigerian cement 39

January 9, 2018 12:20 PM Trader sent to jail for raping minor

A 42-year-old trader, Isah Ahmadu, was on Tuesday sentenced to three years in jail by a Jos Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, for raping a 7-year-old girl. According to the Police Prosecutor, Sgt.Ibrahim Gukwat, the incident was reported at the Nassarawa Gwom Police Station in Jos on Jan. 5, by the victim’s mother. Gukwat said that the girl was sent to buy a loaf of bread 20

January 8, 2018 6:50 AM Appeal Court dethrones Ondo traditional ruler

An Akure division of the Court of Appeal has sacked the Akinnuwa of Igbindo in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba John Ogundoju. The court also directed the kingmakers to commence the process of selecting a new traditional ruler in accordance with the tradition of the town. In a judgment delivered by Justice Mohammed Danjuma, the court 15

January 1, 2018 8:29 AM Nigerian Air Force releases posting, redeployment of 41 senior officers

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has released the postings and redeployment of a total of 41 senior personnel. The postings and redeployment came as a result of the recent promotion of senior NAF officers. Officers posted included 19 Air Vice Marshals (AVMs), 14 Air Commodores (Air Cdre), 4 Group Captains (Gp Capt), 2 Wing Commanders (Wg Cdr) and 2 Squadron 22

December 30, 2017 7:15 AM Nigerian govt deploys 9 permanent secretaries

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, has approved the deployment of nine permanent secretaries to various Ministries, Departments and Agencies. The deployment is as follows: Mr Aminu Bisalla – Niger Delta Affairs; Aliboh Leon Lawrence – Special Duties Office (OHCSF); Odewale Samson Olajide – Budget and National Planning 20

December 28, 2017 4:21 PM Niger gets 14 new commissioners

Niger House of Assembly on Thursday confirmed 14 nominees for commissioners. The lawmakers, however, rejected the nomination of the immediate past Commissioner for Agriculture, Kabiru Musa. Three other nominees, George Koche, Danjuma Sallau and Isah Kanko were not screened due to pending cases of petitions against them to be resolved by the House Committee 20

December 25, 2017 7:38 PM Victor Moses speaks on being left out of 2017 African Footballer of the Year award

Super Eagles forward, Victor Moses, says he is not disappointed to be left out of the final three-man shortlist for the 2017 African Footballer of the Year award. The winger won the Premier League title with Chelsea last season under Antonio Conte. Moses also played major role as Nigeria became the first African country to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World 27