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10 more Bethel Baptist students released in Kaduna

Ten more students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state have been released by bandits. This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State, Rev. John Hayab. According to Hayab, “Ten more students of Baptist High[Read More…]

Defection: ‘20,000 APC members’ defection to APGA, laughable claims’

Mr Basil Ejidike, Anambra State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described the claims of the defection of 20,000 APC members to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as laughable. Ejidike punctured the defection claims, saying it is simply the cry of a drowning man in an ocean.[Read More…]

Ganduje appoints Abdulkadir’s son as new emir of Gaya

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, on Sunday, appointed Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya, the Chiroman Gaya, as the new emir of Gaya. Ibrahim-Gaya succeeded his late father, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir, who died on Sept. 22, at the age of 91, after a protracted illness. The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji[Read More…]

Are road signs for safety or fancy?

The traffic light and other road signs are standardised signals and devices used to control the traffic of automobiles, motorcycles and pedestrians along the road. Their importance in safeguarding lives cannot be overemphasized, however, the constant incidence of road accidents has become an issue of concern. Do people really adhere[Read More…]

Amaechi says Nigerian elites are fueling ethnicity

The Minister of Transportation , Rotimi Amaechi, has claimed that the elites in Nigeria are responsible for ethnicity and enmity among the different tribes in the country.  Amaechi said this to Vanguard as he debunked an online report alleging him of blaming politicians who benefited from the Goodluck Jonathan government[Read More…]

Samir Nasri announces retirement from football at 34

Former Arsenal and Manchester City star, Samir Nasri has pulled the curtains on his footballing career at the age of 34. Announcing the player’s retirement, French publication L’Equipe tweeted: ‘Without a club since 2020, Samir Nasri has announced his retirement in the columns of the Sunday newspaper, aged 34.’ Nasri[Read More…]

PHOTOs: Buhari returns to Nigeria from US with ‘special assignment’ from World body

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after a loaded weeklong engagements at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States of America. The Nigerian leader came back with a special request from the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to help in restoring[Read More…]

Publish names of suspected looters of N6trn NDDC funds, SERAP tells Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN to widely publish the names of those indicted in the alleged misappropriation of over N6 trillion in the running of the Niger Delta[Read More…]

UK to offer 10,500 visas to counter growing worker crisis

Britain will issue up to 10,500 temporary work visas to lorry drivers and poultry workers to ease chronic staff shortages, the government announced Saturday, in a U-turn on post-Brexit immigration policy. The short-term visas, to run from next month until late December, come as ministers grapple with a huge shortfall[Read More…]

INEC opens up on e-transmission of election results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in its strongest defence of e-transmission of election results, says it has developed adequate structures and processes to successfully transmit election results electronically. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commission disclosed this in its “Position Paper No.1/2021 Electronic Transmission of Election”[Read More…]