Traditional rulers visit Buhari

L-R: President Muhammadu Buhari; Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’adu Abubakar III and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II during a courtesy call by traditional rulers on President Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday… Facebook Comments

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Nurses union wants FG to declare emergency in health sector

Members of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Federal Health Institution Sector (NANNM-FHI), have called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the health sector. The association made the call in a statement issued by its National Public Relation Officer, Mr Aliyu Shehu, in Abuja on Monday. Shehu on behalf of the union stated ...

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Melaye’s recall: Court order INEC to proceed with verification of signatures

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory has given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), permission to proceed with its planned recall of Senator Dino Melaye who is the member representing Kogi West. The presiding judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba gave INEC the permission to go ahead with the process on Monday after ...

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Importer on the run as Customs arrest officials over seize 1,100 rifles from Turkey

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos Men of Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have confiscated no fewer than 1,100 rifles said to have been illegally imported into the country from Turkey under false declaration. Addressing newsmen in Lagos on Monday, the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS,), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), said the seizure was the third interception ...

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Crystal Palace sack de Boer over poor EPL run

The board of English Premier League side, Crystal Palace has sacked new manager, Frank de Boer four games into the Premier League season on Monday. De Boer’s sack is not unconnected to the string of loses, which is the worst start to an English top-flight campaign for nearly 100 years. The 47-year-old former Ajax player and manager only took charge ...

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Count me out of 2019 presidential race, Osinbajo

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has distanced himself from a group known as “Osinbajo Volunteers” which has started campaigning for his election as President in 2019. The group, which is recruiting volunteers for the project, wants Osinbajo to stand as presidential candidate in the 2019 election. While its website featured the activities of Osinbajo, the group exonerated ...

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Truck crushes nursing mother, baby to death in Ogun

A yet to be identified nursing mother of a three-month-old baby was on Saturday killed by a Mercedes Benz truck in Orile lmo junction along, Abeokuta Siun-Sagamu interchange expressway. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi who is the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, saying the accident was caused by speeding and ...

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Police says female bombers died in failed attack on Maiduguri

The Police in Borno on Saturday said two female suicide bombers were killed when they detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to their bodies in the outskirts of Maiduguri. A statement issued and signed by DSP Isuku Victor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Maiduguri, said eight people sustained injuries in the incident. Victor said that the incident ...

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Plateau United win first league title

Plateau United FC of Jos win 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), their first-ever win, after amassing 66 points from 38 matches. Details later… Facebook Comments

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Auto crash claims 19 lives in Kano

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 19 persons have died in a ghastly motor accident along Kano – Katsina Road. The Public Relations Officer of the FRSC Sector Command in the state, Mr Kabir Ibrahim-Daura, disclosed this to newsmen in Kano on Saturday, saying the incident occurred near Lambun Garban Bichi, on the outskirts of Bichi town, around 8:30 ...

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