The Nigerian Union of Traders Association in Ghana (NUTAG), under the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS), has sent a Save Our Soul (SOS), message to the federal Government requesting prompt salvation of their businesses and lives. They are seeking the Federal Government’s intervention in resolving issues bordering on closure...
Some residents of Makurdi have decried the high prices of foodstuff in the city, which they said, had forced them to adopt “austere measures” to survive the trend. A cross section of the residents who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Makurdi, therefore, appealed to the...
The National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), Mali’s new governing body established by the military leaders after the recent coup, on Friday, eased the curfew it had imposed in the country. This is contained in a communique signed by Ismael Wague, as cited by the Journal du...
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has criticised the unfolding military mutiny in Mali and called for restoration of constitutional order and rule of law in the country. Gueterres reacted to the development in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr Stephane Dujarric, in New York on Tuesday. The statement said: “The Secretary-General...
Gunfire was heard on Tuesday at an army base outside Mali’s capital Bamako in what diplomatic and security sources said was a mutiny, though it was not immediately clear how many soldiers were involved. Unconfirmed rumours that the mutineers had arrested President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita swept Bamako, prompting hundreds of...
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received update from his immediate predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, on the political situation in Mali, as corollary to efforts by West African leaders to restore stability to the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Jonathan is ECOWAS Special Envoy to the Republic...
The Kogi State Polytechnic has expelled 25 students for their involvement in various forms of examination malpractice. The institution disclosed this in a statement issued to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by Mrs Uredo Omale, its Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, on Saturday in Lokoja. Omale said the decision was...
The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and  Displaced Person (NCFRMI) has commended Mrs Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, for effective coordination of humanitarian disasters in the country. Mr Sadie Abdullateef, Special Assistant on Media to the Federal Commissioner of NCFRMI, Mr Basheer Mohammed, said...
The United Nations has “strongly and unequivocally” condemned reported cases of “serious human rights violations and abuses” in Cameroon. UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric stated the organisation’s position during his daily news briefing in New York on Friday. “On Cameroon, we have seen recent reports of serious human rights violations and abuses...
No fewer than two leaders of secondary schools in Oyo State have expressed concern about the conditions of classrooms in the schools for the conduct of the West African  Secondary Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) scheduled for August  17 . In separate interviews with them in Ibadan on Friday, they noted...
Polls opened in Egypt on Tuesday for a two-day election to choose members of a newly created second chamber of parliament, with restrictive measures in place aimed at curbing a resurgence of coronavirus infections. The Council of Senators will be an advisory body without legislative powers. It will include 200...
French and Nigerien soldiers searched through a giraffe reserve and the surrounding area in Niger on Monday for traces of the gunmen who killed six French aid workers, a French military source said. France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor also opened an investigation into the incident, in which attackers on motorbikes ambushed the...
Two more housemates – Eric Akhigbe and Tochukwu ‘Tochi’ Okechukwu – left the Big Brother Naija 5 Lockdown House on Sunday, in the second round of evictions for the reality show which began three weeks ago. To the business of the night, Ebuka the host, announced the names of the...
The show continues, with more turns, twists…and ‘ships, Jubal Kanayo writes. Ozo is new Head of House Ozo emerged the new Head of House and took Dorathy as his deputy. It did raise a few eyebrows in some quarters – for those who expected him to pick Nengi – but an...
Angola says it will maintain closed borders to fight and prevent a spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. According to a Presidential Decree, which updates the measures adopted during the prevailing ‘State of Calamity’, only nationals and foreign residents can return to the national territory. The decree also stated...
The African Union (AU)’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) has urged the Nigerian Government to be more holistic in its approach to fighting corruption for positive results. Dr Tunji Asaolu, 1st-Nigerian Representative of the 3rd Permanent General Assembly of AU-ECOSOCC, gave the advice while addressing a coalition of civil...
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is currently hosting the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. READ: PDP: Stop the attempt to take over the Assembly PDP IGP The chairman of the party’s caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni,...