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El-Zakzaky: Shi’ite protesters stone policeman to death in Kaduna

El-Zakzaky: Shi’ite protesters stone policeman to death in Kaduna

2018-06-22 09:57:49

One policeman was reportedly stoned to death, following a clash between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as ‘Shi’ites’ and the police in the state capital on Thursday. There was confusion in the metropolis as the Shi’ites took to the streets to protest against what they described as continued “incarceration” of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and other members of the sect by the Nigerian government. This was just as the Shi’ites leader, El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeena, were arraigned before the Kaduna State High Court along the Ibrahim Taiwo Road in the heart of the city… continue reading


Buhari raises concern over 2018 budget irregularities

Buhari raises concern over 2018 budget irregularities

2018-06-21 09:46:55

President Muhammadu Buhari has raised concern over the National Assembly’s injection of strange projects and sundry irregularities into the 2018 budget. He made the observation at the Presidential Villa, yesterday, as he signed the appropriation bill of N9.12 trillion into law, after seven months of delay. At the event witnessed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and members of the National Assembly, Buhari accused the legislators, saying they “made cuts amounting to N347 billion in the allocations to 4,700 projects submitted to them for consideration and introduced 6,403 projects of their own amounting to N578 billion.” He regretted: “Many of the… continue reading


BREAKING: Finally, Buhari signs 2018 Budget

BREAKING: Finally, Buhari signs 2018 Budget

2018-06-20 13:29:56

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed the 2018 Appropriation Act. He signed the document a few minutes after midday on Wednesday in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. On his Twitter handle, the president said, “a few minutes past noon today, I signed the 2018 Appropriation Bill into Law.” continue reading


BREAKING: Finally, Buhari signs 2018 Budget

BREAKING: Finally, Buhari signs 2018 Budget

2018-06-20 13:29:56

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed the 2018 Appropriation Act. He signed the document a few minutes after midday on Wednesday in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. On his Twitter handle, the president said, “a few minutes past noon today, I signed the 2018 Appropriation Bill into Law.” continue reading


Govt to set up ranches in Oyo, Benue, Kaduna, seven others

Govt to set up ranches in Oyo, Benue, Kaduna, seven others

2018-06-20 11:45:40

The Federal Government and states have agreed to set up cattle ranches in 10 states — Adamawa, Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Oyo, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara to end herders, farmers’ crisis in the country. The 10 states are in the first phase of the national ranching project. This was disclosed on Tuesday in Abuja at the unveiling of the National Economic Council’s National Livestock Transformation Plan as part of efforts to end clashes between farmers and herdsmen. While presenting the plan, the Secretary of the NEC Sub-Committee, Dr. Andrew Kwasari, said the Federal Government and states would spend N70bn… continue reading


FG plans Western rail line to cover 9 states, FCT— Amaechi

FG plans Western rail line to cover 9 states, FCT— Amaechi

2018-06-20 11:36:34

Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday, said Nigeria’s rail line would cover Western corridor of the country traversing nine states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja spanning a total of 1,402 kilometres. Amaechi at the Forum of China-Africa Transportation Convention in Beijing, China entitled, ‘Better Transportation, Better World,’ yesterday, said the project would be completed in 36 months as soon as the loan agreement was reached between Nigeria and China. The minister said: “This railline, a total of 1,402Km, which covers the Western corridor of Nigeria traverses nine states of our federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and… continue reading


Ramadan fast over, I am healthier to face challenges, says Buhari

Ramadan fast over, I am healthier to face challenges, says Buhari

2018-06-16 09:37:02

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that with the Ramadan fast over, he is now healthier and more stimulated to face the daunting challenges of steering the ship of state, especially as the 2019 election draws near. President Buhari spoke when he received a delegation of residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) led by the Minister, Mohammed Bello and other well-wishers during a homage visit on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitri celebration at his official residence in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.The President said he missed last year’s celebrations on account of his then health status, but expressed gratitude to God… continue reading


Nigerians anticipate victory as Super Eagles meet Croatia today

Nigerians anticipate victory as Super Eagles meet Croatia today

2018-06-16 09:23:47

Nigerians are hoping for a win as the Super Eagles meet Croatia on Saturday (today) in their first match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Both teams are placed alongside Argentina and Iceland in Group D of the tournament. The match is to be played at the Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad at 8pm Nigerian time. A lot of buzz had been created around the Super Eagles several days before the event kicked off on Thursday. On June 1 when Nike released the team’s official World Cup kits, they were all sold out within three minutes after a whopping three… continue reading


Nigeria’ll deepen ties with allies, Buhari assures envoys

Nigeria’ll deepen ties with allies, Buhari assures envoys

2018-06-15 12:39:45

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that Nigeria will continue to deepen relationship with her allies, particularly those with whom she shares mutually beneficial interests. He made the remarks when he received the outgoing ambassadors of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and Republic of Turkey at State House, Abuja yesterday. President Buhari said the core policies of the administration – securing the country, fighting corruption, and reviving the economy – could not be effectively done without good neighbourliness and deepening of relationship with allies. “Security and economic development are crucial to any country, and that was why I visited our… continue reading


Sultan declares Friday Eid-el-Fitr

Sultan declares Friday Eid-el-Fitr

2018-06-15 12:33:43

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Friday June 15, 2018 as the day to mark the Eid-el-Fitr, and the end of Ramadan fast. The Sultan of Sokoto The Sultan announced the sighting of the new moon of the month Shawwal in a broadcast in Sokoto on Thursday. The Islamic month of Shawwal comes after the 29 or 30 days of the month of Ramadan when Muslims across the world observe a month long fasting. Abubakar said that the new moon was sighted in parts of Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Borno, Jigawa, Nasarawa, Plateau and Sokoto States among… continue reading


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