Mixed reactions continue to trail separation of Attorney-General from Minister of Justice

Legal practitioners in Abuja have continued to react to Senate’s approval to separate the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation from that of the Minister of Justice. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), recalls...

NGO empowers 30, pays school bills for single ladies

The Independent Woman Initiative, an NGO, has empowered 30 women in Lagos with funds and training to start catering, tailoring, makeup artistry and some other businesses to facilitate their financial independence. The News Agency of...

9,000 Syrian refugees, fighters set to be released in 2nd phase of ceasefire agreement

Sources say 9,000 Syrian refugees as well as fighters from the al-Qaeda linked Jabhat Fatah al-Sham are set to return to Syria Monday, in the second phase of a ceasefire agreement reached between Hezbollah...

Stakeholders condemn child-hawking after school hours

Some stakeholders have condemned child hawking after school hours. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interview in Abuja on Monday, the stakeholders said that child-hawking, especially after school, was against the...

FCT Police Command nabs armed robbery suspect, recovers arms

The FCT Police Command said on Sunday it had arrested a member of an armed robbery gang that specialised in robbing people of phones, bags and other valuables at gun point. Its spokesman, Mr Anjuguri...

Arsenal win Emirates Cup

Arsenal on Sunday lifted the much coveted Emirates Cup in spite of a 1-2 loss to Spanish side, Sevilla, in their final game at the Emirates Stadium in London. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

Thugs attack Kaduna NUJ Secretariat, injure journalists as state APC crisis deepens

The secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council was attacked by political thugs on Sunday, injured journalists, vandalised properties and disrupted a press briefing by some APC chieftains in the...

FG earmarks N300m start-up loan for youths in art sector- Minister

The Federal Government on Sunday night unveiled plans to support talented youths in the arts sector with N300 million start-up loans. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure at the...

South Africa’s credit growth falls to 6.16 per cent in June

South Africa’s private sector credit demand growth fell to 6.16 per cent in June from 6.69 per cent in May, central bank data showed on Monday. Expansion in the broadly defined M3 measure of money...

Female shoe-maker urges youth to acquire vocational skills to be self-reliant

A female  shoe-maker, Ms Mary Matthew, has advised youths to imbibe the culture of self reliance by acquiring vocational skills in any field of human endeavour of their choice. Matthew, who, is also  a student of...

We want to bring more Swiss products to Nigeria — Envoy

The Consul-General of Switzerland in Lagos, Mr Yves Nicolet, on Sunday expressed the readiness of more Swiss companies to export their products to Nigeria, as soon as the recession was over. Nicolet made the remark in...

Adamawa Govt. vaccinates over 20,000 livestock in 2017

Adamawa Government has vaccinated over 20,000 livestock against contagious diseases across the state. Alhaji Isa Barima, state commissioner for Livestock production, stated this on Sunday at the ongoing pilot workshop on improved and modern feed...

Mother, son emerge badminton mixed doubles champions in Lagos

Israeli Internationals, Svetlana Zilberman and her son, Misha Zilberman, made history following their heroic attainment at the just- concluded Lagos International Badminton Classics that crowned them champions in the mixed doubles event. The duo defeated...

Death toll in Kogi petrol tanker accident rises to 13

The Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC) on Saturday said the death toll in the Friday petrol tanker accident in Felele area of Lokoja, has risen to 13. The state FRSC Sector Commander , Mr...