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Federal government insists it has no plans of issuing travel restriction on Coronavirus high-risk countries2

Federal government insists it has no plans of issuing travel restriction on Coronavirus high-risk countries2

2020-03-16 20:51:48

Nigeria has insisted that it will not be banning any legitimate traveller from entering the country. This comes as many countries are placing travelling restrictions to combat the spread of Covid-19. Speaking in Abuja today, the minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora said Nigeria still has no plans on restricting any country’s nationals from entering the country. Instead, he said the country would be intensifying screening on passengers from eight countries – China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Germany, Japan, France, and Spain. Mamora, while giving the national update on the status of the disease in the country, said these… continue reading


solksjaer Backs Ighalo

solksjaer Backs Ighalo

2020-02-01 21:11:18

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed “experienced” Odion Ighalo, to bring a different option to the club. Ighalo, joined his boyhood club, the Red Devils, on the January deadline transfer day from Shanghai Shenhua on a six-month loan for the rest of the 2019/20 season. The former Watford FC striker is expected to enhance the Old Trafford squad forward line for the rest of the season. The English Premier League side Man United are competing in the UEFA Europa League and the Emirates Fa Cup. United has been inconsistent especially in the attack since the commencement of the… continue reading


Northern Governors Condemn Killing of CAN Chairman, as Islamic Council Describes Act as Barbaric and Provocative

Northern Governors Condemn Killing of CAN Chairman, as Islamic Council Describes Act as Barbaric and Provocative

2020-01-22 20:18:49

The Northern Governors Forum has condemned the killing of Lawan Andimi, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa, by the Boko Haram terrorists, describing it as a sad and disturbing event. The Chairman of the forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong in statement in Jos today made the condemnation on behalf of the forum. Lalong also described the killing as an inhumane act by the terrorist group that was bent on unleashing sorrow in the hearts of Nigerians. He commiserated with the family of the deceased, the church and people… continue reading


MURIC alleges of plans by South-west governors to turn ‘Amotekun’ into a Christian militia

MURIC alleges of plans by South-west governors to turn ‘Amotekun’ into a Christian militia

2020-01-17 18:30:07

The director of the Muslim Rights Concern, Ishaq Akintola has accused governors of the south-west of recruiting only Christians into Amotekun, the regional security outfit. In a statement today, Akintola alleged that an ongoing recruitment by the security outfit has mandated applicants to submit birth certificates registered only in churches. The director of the organisation said only one out of the six governors in the region is a Muslim. He alleged that the five Christian governors are ganging up to turn Amotekun to a crusader militia. continue reading


Nigeria now ranks 4th among countries at risk of humanitarian crisis

Nigeria now ranks 4th among countries at risk of humanitarian crisis

2020-01-09 21:37:04

Nigeria now ranks the fourth on the list of top ten countries at great risk of humanitarian crises in 2020. This is according to an assessment by an international rescue group, the International Rescue Committee. Amidst growing concerns for the deteriorating humanitarian situation due to upsurge of security crises in 2019, Nigeria has scaled up to the fourth place in the 2020 Watchlist of countries with possibly worsening humanitarian catastrophe as compared to her eighth position in the 2019 Watchlist. The report said Nigeria rose into the top five in part because of the escalating conflict and resultant humanitarian need… continue reading


Inspector General of Police vows to sanction any police commander who violates the rights of Nigerians

Inspector General of Police vows to sanction any police commander who violates the rights of Nigerians

2020-01-08 18:09:32

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has charged officers of the force to always demonstrate sound professional judgment in all their decisions. Addressing the commanders in charge of the Police Mobile Force, Special Protection Unit and the Counter-Terrorism Unit at the force headquarters, Abuja, today, the IG asked them to focus on their primary duty of protecting lives and property and to ensure compliance with Force Orders and directives. He also threatened to sanction any police commander who compromises discipline or violates the rights of the citizens. He noted the rise in cases of incivility to citizens, misuse of firearms,… continue reading


Nigeria now ranks as one of the global hotspots for conflict, political instability and climate disasters

Nigeria now ranks as one of the global hotspots for conflict, political instability and climate disasters

2020-01-03 18:33:06

Nigeria is now one of the global hotspots where conflict, political instability, and climate disasters are threatening the food security of millions of people. This revelation is according to a new report by the United Nations World Food Programme. Others are Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Haiti, Central Sahel, Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Iraq, Southern Africa, Central African Republic, Cameron, Libya, Bolivia, and Ethiopia. In the report, titled Global Hotspots 2020: Potential flashpoints to look at for in New Year,’ the UN agency said an upsurge in violence in the northeast of Nigeria has resulted in a fresh wave of… continue reading


Falana accuses Buhari-led government of attacking him over third term agenda

Falana accuses Buhari-led government of attacking him over third term agenda

2019-12-26 18:41:47

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, says the presidency is attacking him for challenging support groups that are behind the “third term agenda”. Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu had accused Falana of spreading fake news over his claim that there are plans for the president to get another term. But in a statement, Falana said the third term agenda for Buhari kicked off in September. He said despite denying the agenda, the presidency is doing nothing to curb those campaigning for another term for President Muhammadu Buhari. The senior advocate of Nigeria also accused the presidency of intensifying its campaign to suppress… continue reading


Buhari advises Nigerians to change their lawless habits for the country to progress

Buhari advises Nigerians to change their lawless habits for the country to progress

2019-10-01 21:04:51

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to change their lawless habits for the country to achieve the desired positive change. Buhari gave the advice when he addressed Nigerians in a speech to commemorate the nation’s 59th Independence Day anniversary. The president said while his administration upholds the rights to freedom of expression and association, the government will take firm and decisive action where the purported exercise of these rights infringes on the rights of other citizens or threatens to undermine national security. The president also took a swipe at the immediate past government which he said passed on a failing… continue reading


Atiku says all is not well with Nigeria, as Trump congratulates Buhari as nation marks 59th independence

Atiku says all is not well with Nigeria, as Trump congratulates Buhari as nation marks 59th independence

2019-09-30 20:09:58

President Donald Trump of the United States’ has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the nation’s 59th independence anniversary. Trump, in a statement in Washington today, said Nigeria is among America’s strongest partners in Africa, adding that the two countries share common goals of expanding trade and growing their economic relationship. He also said both countries are allies in the global battle against terrorism. Trump said the United States welcomes efforts by the administration to diversify opportunities for talented, creative, and hardworking people to the benefit of both countries, Africa, and the world. The American President said he is pleased that… continue reading


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