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November 12, 2017 1:34 AM FIBA Africa Zone 3 club championship

The Nigeria Basketball federation has put in place a Local Organizing Committee and sub committees for the 2017 FIBA Africa Zone 3 club championship elimination starting on the 11th of November 2017. The LOC comprising heads of sub committees alongside NBBF Secretary General, Chimezie Asiegbu, Joe Apu (Zone 3 Administrative Secretary) and Ali Boukari 23

November 8, 2017 9:01 AM Ogun Customs seizes goods worth N45m in one week

The Ogun Area command of the Nigeria Customs Service says it has intercepted and seized goods worth about N45 million from smugglers in one week. Controller in charge of the command, Sanni Madugu, disclosed this, on Tuesday, while briefing journalists at the Quarry Road, Abeokuta headquarters of NCS, on the efforts of the command to combat smuggling 34

November 6, 2017 11:21 AM Army promises to pay allowances owed soldiers fighting Boko Haram

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Monday promised to off-set the two months’ allowances owed soldiers involved in Operation Lafiya Dole. Buratai, in a statement signed by the Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said the outstanding allowances will be paid this week. The Army Chief said the release of funds by the Ministry of Defence would facilitate 25

November 4, 2017 11:09 AM Real Madrid enter race to sign Philippe Coutinho

Real Madrid have entered the race to sign Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho. According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona face stiff competition from their La Liga rivals. The report said that Real Madrid are ready to muscle in on Barcelona’s “Operation Coutinho,” after enquiring about the Brazilian’s availability with Liverpool. The Brazilian has been lined 44

November 2, 2017 3:02 PM FRSC survey indicates 72% commercial drivers operate under alcohol influence

Seventy-two per cent drivers tested for alcohol on the highways in Lagos State are under the influence of alcohol, a survey by the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) has revealed. Hyginus Omeje, the Lagos Sector Commander of FRSC, who made the revelation on Thursday, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that the survey was carried out by the command 25

November 2, 2017 1:56 PM SON seizes goods worth N9.3m smuggled into Kano

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has impounded 552 bags of copper sugar and 227 cartons of Tasty Tom Spaghetti to the tune of N9.3 million, allegedly smuggled into Kano State markets. The confiscation was revealed by the State Coordinator of SON, Alhaji Yunusa Mohammed, on Tuesday at Karaye Local Government area during enforcement operation 45

October 31, 2017 11:34 AM Army concludes Operation ‘Crocodile Smile II’ in Niger Delta

The Nigerian Army has concluded its special operation code-named Crocodile Smile 2 in the Niger Delta and parts of South-Western Nigeria. Speaking during the official closing ceremony, which held at the operation’s headquarters in Rivers State, The Minister of Defense, Mansur Dan-Ali said the exercise was very successful in both regions. The operation 16

October 31, 2017 11:34 AM Nigerian Army concludes Operation Crocodile Smile II in Niger Delta

The Nigerian Army has concluded its special operation code-named Crocodile Smile 2 in the Niger Delta and parts of South-Western Nigeria. Speaking during the official closing ceremony, which held at the operation’s headquarters in Rivers State, The Minister of Defense, Mansur Dan-Ali said the exercise was very successful in both regions. The operation 19

October 31, 2017 12:56 AM Israeli firm to secure Nigeria’s maritime space

The Federal Government has contracted an Israeli firm to handle the security of the nation’s waterways and maritime facilities and train personnel. The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this on Monday in a keynote address at the 2017 World Maritime Day in Lagos. The minister said the government had engaged the firm for three years 26

October 30, 2017 6:05 PM Army Will Never Do Anything To Harm Nigerians – Buratai

The Chief of Army staff of Nigeria, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has said the Nigerian Army is people oriented and will never do anything to harm Nigerians. Buratai said this at the closing ceremony of Exercise Crocodile Smile II in 6 Division after the community responsibility activities of the Division in Igwurruta, Port Harcourt, Rivers State 27