[email protected]: Federal Government declares October 1 Public holiday

To commemorate Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, the Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 1, 2020, as a public holiday. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made this known in a statement released on Monday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Georgina Ehuriah. The minister said the federal government has achieved[Read More…]

‘God is not happy with us’ Aisha Buhari asks Nigerians to pray

 Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, has urged Nigerians to pray to God for the end of COVID-19, as Nigeria prepares to mark her 60th independence anniversary. She made the call on Friday in Abuja at the 60th Independence Day Public Lecture and Special Juma’at Prayer held at the Abuja National[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Hauwa Ojeifo, @Hauwa_Ojeifo wins Gates Foundation global changemaker award

Hauwa Ojeifo, founder of She Writes Woman, has won the Bill and Melinda Gates Goalkeepers award as the global changemaker of the year 2020.  Ojeifo leads She Writes Woman, a women-led movement giving mental health a voice in Nigeria. According to the Gates Foundation, the award, which celebrates an individual[Read More…]

COVID-19: Church distribute palliatives worth millions to members in Calabar

The Dominion City Church Parliamentary, in Calabar the Cross River State capital, yesterday 20/9/2020 held a palliative service where food items worth millions of naira were distributed to the host community. The service tagged “10,000 man COVID 19 palliative service” had in attendance thousands of people from around the church’s[Read More…]

Cinemas in Nigeria set to reopen September 11, says CEAN

The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) has announced that theatres across the country will now reopen on September 11, following months of shutdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic The association announced this on its Instagram page on Monday “Hip! Hip! Hurray! WE ARE BACK! Visit any Cinema near[Read More…]

Nigeria At 60: Federal Government is asking creatives for anniversary branding pitches

As countdown to Nigeria’s Diamond Jubilee begins, the Federal Government has called on Nigerians to submit creative ideas that can brand the anniversary. Dr Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, made the call on Saturday in a statement in Abuja as part of the activities to mark[Read More…]

Buhari’s youngest daughter, Hanan, gets married in Aso Rock

Hanan Buhari, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, got married to Muhammad Turad at a ceremony conducted inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The first lady, Aisha Buhari, released three different pictures of the new couple on her Instagram page later in the day after the ceremony that was[Read More…]

Oyo State criminalises dog bites in ‘dog ammendment bill’

The Oyo State Assembly has passed the Dogs (Amendment) Bill, 2019, criminalising the act of dogs biting unsuspecting persons and the non-vaccination of canines kept as pets. The passage followed the presentation by Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, Honourable Peter Ojedokun, at plenary. The member representing Ogbomoso[Read More…]

Osun-Osogbo festival 2020 has been cancelled

Osun State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Obawale Adebisi has announced that the yearly Osogbo Festival will not hold this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the statement released on Wednesday, August 12, the Osun State government issued a stern warning against social activities/events in the state, including gatherings at[Read More…]

Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses go on sale August 21 for over $19,000

A pair of Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses will go on sale after staff at the East Bristol Auctions, the largest auction house in South West England, found them in a plain envelope. Auctioneer Andrew Stowe said: “Someone popped them into our letterbox on a Friday night and they stayed there until[Read More…]