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Wetleases coming to Nigeria must have local pilot – Keyamo


The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo, has directed that henceforth all wetleases coming into Nigeria must have a Nigerian pilot seated on the jump seat with the foreign pilot. Speaking with journalists in…


Like Speaker, Appeal Court sacks Bauchi assembly deputy speaker


Days after nullifying the election of the Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, the Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, has sacked the Deputy Speaker of the House, Jamilu Umaru Dahiru Barade of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The…

Edo 2024 governorship election: I will beat Obaseki’s candidate, Shaibu boasts


Ahead of the governorship election in Edo State, the state’s deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, has vowed to defeat the anointed candidate of Governor Godwin Obaseki. Shaibu said he would defeat Obaseki’s candidate because he has the backing…

Lagos government to demolish more buildings, gives 7-day quit notice to residents


The Lagos state government has issued a seven-day infringement notice to owners of buildings on Orchid road, Agungi, Ajiran, Conservation road, and Osapa along the Ikota River. This was declared on Monday in Lagos state by the Director,…


To combat natural disasters, FG launches national contingency plan


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday launched the National Contingency Plan (2023 to 2025), which is aimed at tackling flooding and other natural disasters in the country. Speaking during its inauguration, the director…


Nigeria’s mental health crisis


The upsurge in mental health cases across Nigeria has become a pressing concern in recent years. The term “madness”, commonly used in local parlance to describe mental health conditions, reflects a deep-seated stigma and misunderstanding…

Grim reality in FG’s budget 2024 projections


The federal government plans to spend N26.1 trillion ($34 billion) on its services in 2024. That is the budget estimate announced a few weeks ago by Atiku Bagudu, Nigeria’s minister of budget and economic planning. Out of the N26.1…

CJN to judges: Don’t succumb to mob mentality in deciding cases


For the umpteenth time, Chief Justice of Nigeria Olukayode Ariwoola has urged judges to overcome “mob mentality” in dispensing justice. He also reiterated that public opinion and emotions can never take the place of the law in deciding the…

Police warn against unlawful gathering, procession in Kano


The Kano state Police command has warned supporters of political parties,and the citizenry to desist from any form of illegal gathering, procession and protest ,aimed at enhancing peace and harmony in the state. The state Commissioner of…


Group launches women in TGI webinar series


Tropical General Investments (TGI) group, a leading contributor to the Nigerian economy, Monday announced the inaugural edition of the Women in TGI Webinar series. This initiative, spearheaded by the Women in TGI Committee, is designed to…

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Kwara fire service recovers 10 corpses from domestic wells, rivers in 5 months


Kwara State Fire Service Monday recovered the body of 44-year-old man from Agba Dam river in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. Blueprint reports that the state fire brigade had recovered at least 10 dead bodies from rivers, fish ponds and…

Tinubu swears in Omenka, Odoh, Umar, 4 others as permanent secretaries


President Bola Tinubu, Monday, swore in the eight new Permanent Secretaries, whose appointments he approved last Friday after they successfully scaled the Federal Civil Service selection process. Tinubu swore in the newly elevated officers…

Senate to amend National Senior Citizens Centre Act


The Senate Committee on Special Duties has expressed the readiness of the upper legislative chamber to begin the process of amending the Act which established the National Senior Citizens Centre to enhance it’s efficiency. The agency was…


NEP: Countries stepping down on coal, oil, gas, embracing renewable energy


The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Emissions Gap Report 2023, was released earlier this month and it shows that countries all over the world are doubling down on coal, oil, and gas production to embrace renewable energy.…

Enugu guber: LP beckons Supreme Court on justice


The Labour Party (LP) has appealed to the Supreme Court to look judiciously at all the evidences before it and the law in the Enugu state governorship tussle between it and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and do nothing short of justice…

Tinubu’s treatment of our zone unfair, undeserving – North Central development initiative


The North Central Development Initiative (NCDI) has complained of “unfair and undeserving neglect of the north central region” by the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his Vice Senator Kashim Shetima. The group which said the…

2024 budget: Role Nigerians ‘ll play – Speaker Abbas


Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, Ph.D, has disclosed plans by the 10th House to convene a town hall meeting with stakeholders on the 2024 Appropriation Bill about to be laid before the National Assembly by…

Ondo: Man to die by hanging for hacking neighbour to death


A State High Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo state capital has sentenced a middle aged man, Abayomi Joseph, to death by for killing his neighbour. Joseph was sentenced after he was found guilty of hacking one Thomas Oluwole, who is his…

Nasarawa: Protest against Appeal Court verdict exposes your ethnic agenda, Sule tells PDP


Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has said the recent protest against the Appeal Court judgement by individuals under the aegis of Coalition of Indigenous People of Nasarawa state has further exposed the Peoples Democratic Party …

Kaduna INEC cooperative society, president win service awards


The Kaduna state branch of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) Staff Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society, has won the 2023 Most Outstanding Cooperative Society in the Civil Service. Also its president and Head of ICT…

2023: Rewane, others warn FG against optimism on 4th quarter economic growth


The Federal Government (FG) is expected to be cautious in its expectation of a robust growth in the fourth and last quarter of 2023, after a mild growth recorded in the third quarter. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said,the…

FG sets up committee to resolve gas pricing challenges


A committee has been set by the Federal Government (FG) with a mandate to make recommendations on how to boost domestic supplies of Liquified Petroleum Gas, LPG, known as cooking gas thereby reducing the price. The Committee was set up by…

Flight debacle: NCAA probes United Nigeria airlines


The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Monday said it has commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances that resulted in the diversion of a Lagos–Abuja bound flight by United Nigeria Airlines flight NUA 0506 to Asaba that…


NALDA set to crash price of maize, rice


The National Land Development Authority (NALDA) is set to crash the price of maize and rice in Nigeria as it commences crop harvest from its farm estates across the country. The Agency, which has established farm estates across Nigeria to…

Market dispute: Traders urge Uba Sani to obey court order in Kaduna


Traders who were previously occupying shops at the popular Kasuwan bacci market have urged the Kaduna state governor, Dr. Uba Sani to comply with a Court Order. The call for compliance on Court Order earlier served on the state government…

NPA’s port community system “ll support blue economy potentials – Bello-Koko


Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko has said the planned port community system (PCS)by the authority is also geared towards supporting the nation’s economy to harvest more benefits from the blue economy…

FG to expedite local vaccine manufacture


The federal government has taken steps to expedite actionlocal vaccine manufacturing and halt vaccines’ importation. To achieve this, the federal government reviewed and validated the draft National Plan for Vaccine R&D and manufacturing…

Eliminating violence against women


In Nigeria, women and girls are subjected to multiple forms of violence in the home ranging from deprivation, starvation hitting, suffocating, burning, acid baths, poisoning, neglect, lack of care, verbal insults, degrading comments,…


Intensify effort to eradicate malaria, TB, groups tell government


Groups under the aegis of ATM Networks (Nephwhan, Acomin, Tb Networks) working with the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) have called on governments at all levels to double their effort to eradicating malaria, HIV/AIDS and…

Tiv youth organisation charges Tinubu to facilitate Benue IDPs’ return home


The President of Tiv Youth Organisation (TYO), Chief Joseph Undu, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to bring the internally displaced persons (IDPs) back to their ancestral homes. Chief Undu made call Saturday at the end of year…