NASS staff petition Mark, Tambuwal over unpaid benefit

Workers of the National Assembly under the auspices of G-1200 have petitioned the leadership of the National Assembly over unpaid benefits. The staff in a letter to the Senate President, David Mark and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, threatened to begin strike if their demands are not met urgently. The […]

“Stay away from fraudsters”- JAMB

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has advised students and parents to avoid fraudsters pledging to help in “upgrading” UTME scores. This information was passed by the body through its facebook page, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The statement reads: Information reaching JAMB shows Internet fraudsters are already telling candidates that their results […]

Hungary PM condemns anti-semitism

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has condemned anti-Semitism at the opening of a meeting of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) in Budapest. He acknowledged anti-Semitism was on the rise in the country because of the economic crisis but said his government had a “zero-tolerance” towards it. On Saturday the far-right Jobbik party held a protest […]

Omeruo joins Chelsea for pre-season

  Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, will join up with English Premier League side Chelsea for pre-season training ahead of next season. Omeruo has been on loan at Dutch club ADO Den Haag from Chelsea for the past one and half seasons. Top representatives of the central defender informed that the 19-year-old defender has […]

At least 22 killed in Bangladesh protests

At least 22 people have been killed after police clashed with Islamists demanding a new blasphemy law in the Bangladeshi capital. The bodies of 11 victims, including a policeman, were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Mozammel Haq, a police inspector based at the hospital, told AFP. Sky News reports that officials at three private […]

Dame Patience states her case

Dame Patience  states her case

“We wish to say for the umpteenth time that the land matter had been taken out of context in the public domain, to create an impression that Dame Patience tried to take over a land previously allocated to Hajia Turai. The fact of the matter is that this was not the case, as we have […]

Allah won’t be happy with Monguno’s kidnappers- Borno governor

“Those who help orphans and the poor have special place before Allah and this makes our elder statesman, Shettima Ali Monguno a special person before Allah because over the years he has dedicated his lifetime to catering for orphans, widows and the needy, he feeds them, clothes them, takes care of their health and other […]

FG to provide subsidy for rice farmers in Kebbi – Minister

FG to provide subsidy for rice farmers in Kebbi – Minister

The Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has said that the Federal Government will provide subsidy for rice farmers in Kebbi to improve commercial production of the crop. Adesina made the statement in Suru Local Government Area on Tuesday when he launched the new Kebbi Guarantee Minimum Cost of Rice scheme. The minister was on […]

Who is Nigeria’s youngest commercial pilot?

Contrary to recent reports that Favour Odozor, 20, who graduated at the Afrika Union Aviation Academy, South Africa, is the youngest Nigerian licensed commercial pilot there are indications that this record belongs to Sam Phil-Ebosie (1951 – 2012), who graduated as a licensed commercial pilot at the age of 19 in 1970. Chinedu Ozordi, a […]

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