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Defence officials say three sailors were killed in an explosion on an Indian Navy ship. The blast took place on the INS Ranvir at the naval dockyard in Mumbai on Tuesday evening and the cause of the incident was being investigated, a navy spokesman said. The ship’s crew responded immediately to...
Los Angeles has been chosen by the Biden administration to host this year’s Summit of the Americas, a key gathering that U.S. officials hope would help mend diplomatic fences in the Western Hemisphere. The White House announced Tuesday night that the meeting to be held on U.S. soil for the...
Nigeria on Tuesday recorded six more fatalities from the COVID-19 pandemic with 163 new cases confirmed across 12 States  and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This is contained in an update  by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday morning. The centre said Lagos accounted for 59 cases, while...
Dr. Salihu Lukman, the Director-General, Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), has confirmed his resignation from the position, saying it is in the best interest of the APC. Lukman, who was rumoured to have tendered his resignation on Monday, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. He said that he resigned...
Mark D‘Ball is making efforts geared towards resurrecting domestic basketball leagues in 2022, the technical the Championship, Scott Nnaji has said. Nnaji made this known while speaking to newsmen  in Abuja at the ongoing women basketball teams competition in the Indoor Basketball Hall of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. ”We...
The Lagos State Government says a 500-bed psychiatric hospital and rehabilitation centre, to care for the mentally disordered persons, will soon be completed at Ketu Ejirin Local Council Development Area. The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known on Tuesday at the Lagos Mental Health Conference held on...
For so many years before President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, pensioners had faced untold hardship and neglect; while the pension administration system made them orphans and destitute after most of them put over 30 years of meritorious service to the nation. At a time before the coming on board of Buhari’s...
Former Gov. Peter Obi of Anambra, has felicitated with the former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, as he clocks 89. Obi also hailed the elder statesman for his great fatherly role in Anambra and his think-home philosophy. This is contained in a congratulatory message issued and signed by Obi’s Media Officer, ...
 Nigerian music stars, Wizkid, Fireboy, Tiwa Savage, Kidi and Omah Lay were on Tuesday night nominated for the NAACP Image Awards in Outstanding International Song category, organized by  the National Association for Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP). Wizkid was nominated for his “Essence”, featuring Tems and Justin Bieber, while Fireboy...
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has shifted its Osun State Gubernatorial Screening Appeals, earlier scheduled for Jan. 19, to Monday, Jan. 24. The party disclosed this in a statement by its National Organizing Secretary, Mr. Umar Bature, on Tuesday night in Abuja. The party said that the venue of the exercise...
The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed optimism that worst of latest wave of COVID-19 is over, in spite of spread of Omicron variant across the world. Omicron continues to sweep the world, but cases seem to have peaked in some countries, which gives the UN health agency hope that...
Senate President Ahmed Lawan has assured Nigerians that subsidy on Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) will not be removed for now as being reported by some social and conventional media. Lawan stated this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on...
Gov. Sani Bello of Niger has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ordering massive onslaught against bandits and insurgents in the state. The governor made the commendation while reacting to questions from State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja. According to him, the security challenges...
Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) a Non Governmental Organization(NGO), has urged the National Assembly (NASS) to fast-track the process of reworking on the electoral act amendment bill, for the benefits of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the electoral processes. Mr. David Anyaele, the Executive Director of the group made...
A 41-year-old man, Jamiu Alatishe, who allegedly stabbed his neighbour on the head with a broken bottle, on Tuesday appeared at an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Alatishe, whose residential address was not provided, is standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and causing grievous bodily  harm. The Prosecutor, Insp. Benedict...
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has begun the training of 50 unemployed youths on Agriculture Extension in Edo. Malam Abubakar Fikpo, Director-General of NDE, who disclosed this on Tuesday at the inauguration of the training in Benin, said the training was for the three senatorial districts in the state. Fikpo,...
The Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr. Olakunle Oluomo, has lauded the role of religious bodies in promoting unity and development in the country. Oluomo stated this while receiving the leadership of Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, led by its Supreme Head, Prophet Solomon Alao, during a...