Nigeria, Lake Chad, humanitarian crisis most severe in the world – UNOCHA

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UNOCHA, has said that the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region is the most severe in the world. This is contained in...
Akinwumi Adesina

World Food Prize: Buhari Lauds Ex- Official

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria remains proud of its former Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, for winning the 2017 World Food Prize. Adesina, who is the President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, will...

Normalcy returns to Aba as Gov. Ikpeazu lifts curfew

Abia state, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, has lifted the 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew imposed on Aba on September 12, as a result of improved security situation in the commercial city. Ikpeazu via a statement...

HIV: 50% of Gombe population unaware of status

Dr Suraj Abdulkarim, Programme Manager, Gombe State Agency for the Control of HIV and AIDS, GOMSACA, says 50 per cent of people in the state  do not know their status. The Programme Manager, who disclosed...

Breastfeeding: UNICEF, Kaduna Govt. to organise baby friendly competition

A baby friendly competition among communities is underway in Kaduna State to encourage mothers practice exclusive breastfeeding and adequate complementary feeding. Mr Eki George, Communication for Development Specialist, UNICEF Kaduna, made this known on Thursday...

Association Celebrates Gani Adams On New Appointment

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, on Thursday applauded Otunba Gani Adams over his appointment as the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba nation. Aare Ona Kakanfo in the pre-colonial Yoruba history was a supreme...

Poverty Nigeria’s Major Threat To Democracy

Mr Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of House of Representatives, on Wednesday, stated that Nigeria’s democracy has been threatened by Extreme poverty. Dogara, speaking to delegations from the Conference of Speakers of Nigerian State Legislatures in Abuja, said that...

Political Parties Need To Have A Sense Of Focus—Sani

Senator Shehu Sani, Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign and Domestic Debts, has said political parties need to have a sense of focus and guiding principles to promote national development. Sani said this at a colloquium...

GTBank records N125.58bn profit in third quarter

By Chinyere Joel-Nwokeoma Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) Plc on Wednesday posted profit of N125.58 billion for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2017. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this is according to the...

Bauchi to spend N104m on measles campaign

By Amina Ahmed No fewer than 1.7 million children in Bauchi State are expected to be immunised against measles during this year’s campaign against the disease, the state healthcare development agency has said. The Chairman of...

How I was sexually abused by my doctor—U.S. Olympian

McKayla Maroney, a U.S. Olympic gold medallist has made a damning revelation how a former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, sexually abused her over several years, beginning at the age of 13 when she...

Africa’s biggest refinery takes shape

The completion of Dangote Refinery in 2019 will mark another milestone in the Nigerian oil and gas industry as it holds the prospect of stopping the importation of refined petroleum products by Nigeria. The Dangote...

2019: Buhari only credible candidate – Ortom

By Ismaila Chafe Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says President Muhammadu Buhari deserves to stand for re-election in 2019 because he remains the only credible person with capacity to deliver up to 2023. The governor stated...

Buhari commends NASS for review of budget process

By Ifeanyi Nwoko President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the National Assembly for reviewing the country’s budgeting process, noting, however, that fiscal conflicts between the executive and the legislature is “traditional.” Buhari gave the commendation at the...