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 MTNFootball.com 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 […]

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 […]

Mandela is in good shape- Zuma

Mandela is in good shape- Zuma

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) leadership has said the party is satisfied with health condition of  former President Nelson Mandela, as they visited him at home. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the party’s top six led by President Jacob Zuma visited Mandela at his Houghton home in Johannesburg on […]

Police Commands to get surveillance helicopter – Jonathan

Police Commands to get surveillance helicopter – Jonathan

  Towards reforming the Nigeria Police, the Federal Government has proposed to equip every State Police Command with helicopter in order to boost their air surveillance operations. Stressing that the equipment will go a long way in checking criminal activities like armed robbery, kidnapping and facilitate prompt responses during emergencies, he charged the Police to […]

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