Justice M.T.M. Aliyu of the Kaduna High Court on Thursday sentenced one Garba Nasir to one year in prison for N5.3 million land fraud. Nasir was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kaduna Zonal Office, for breach of trust and fraud. The EFCC said the convict, sometime in...
 Black marketers on Wednesday took advantage of the lingering scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to make brisk business from residents and motorists in Lagos State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ongoing scarcity of PMS, also known as petrol, is due to the withdrawal of the...
AlBashir Alhussaini, Nigeria’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Morocco was among the 38 envoys that presented their Letters of Credence to King Mohammed VI at the Royal Palace in Rabat on Monday. A statement from the Chancery King on Thursday said that the King requested the ambassador to...
The Police Command in Niger has confirmed attack by suspected  bandits on  workers of Sino-Hydro Power Dam in Zungeru,  Wushishi Local Government Area of the state. This is contained in a statement by DSP Wasiu Abiodun, Public Relations Officer of the command  in Minna. He said  the workers comprised some Chinese...
The return of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) personnel to the ports in 2018 has helped in reducing importation of fake and substandard products into the country. Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, NAFDAC Director-General, said this during a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum on Wednesday in...
The Federal Government has pledged to ensure regular maintenance of stadia across the country in line with international best practice. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, made the pledge on Friday, in Abuja at the formal hand over of the renovated main bowl of the Moshood Abiola National...
The National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria has entered into partnership with National Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation (NCAM). The partnership is on the production of prototype agricultural equipment to enhance modern agriculture in Nigeria. Prof. Emmanuel Ikani, Executive Director, NAERLS made this known during...
Power outage is not a new occurrence in Nigeria. However, the relationship between rain and erratic power supply has continued to piqued Nigerians. Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu writes... This year's hot weather was out of this world and Nigerians were literally begging for the rain to come. “Send down the rain,” was...
Feminism has often been misunderstood to mean misandry (the hate of men). Misandry is not such a common word as it was only recently included in contemporary use of English. In this analysis, Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu takes a good look at the often-misconceived theory of feminism.   During one of her...
One thing many residents of the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) aspire to have is a house of their own. However,  insecurity has made some of those who have achieved this feat to abscond their houses to rent houses at 'safer' areas in the FCT. Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu writes. “Who landlord help,” was...
Jubal Kanayo takes a look at the Federal Government’s latest move to solve a problem it considers above all others: social media. On the morning of Saturday, June 5, 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria followed through on its threat to ban Twitter in Nigeria indefinitely. Barely 24 hours before, the...
So much has been heard about house wives? Almost nothing has been heard about house husbands. Is it because there are none in Nigeria? Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu queries...Recently, a story of a Nigerian man, Simon Momoh who was unlawfully detained in Malaysia for 40 days for driving under...
Jubal Kanayo visited the palace of the late Mai Deribe in Maiduguri and narrates his experience. “Will you follow me to Mai Deribe’s golden palace? I should take you there one of these days and let you wander into its vastness.” That was my colleague Khadijah. “There is a gold-speckled mansion...
The stress of taking care of a down syndrome child can be daunting. When that child is discriminated against in school, it becomes even more disturbing. Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu narrates the pain of the father of a down syndrome child, and expert's opinion on the issue.   In  2019,  Joshua Mava, a...
Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu writes the story of a sculptor and carver whose amazing art works have dazzled many. Tree stumps, for many are just ordinary firewoods that are used in the kitchen to cook all manners of delicacies. Within minutes, these stumps (turned into firewood) burn and become...
In this nerve-wracking tale, Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu narrates the story of Femi Adejobi, a generator repairer who despite being duped twice by Football agents, insists he must play professional soccer abroad. “I was duped twice by Football agents, but I am not losing hope of playing for a club...
Marriages kissing the dust left, right, centre. Should you be worried about the institution’s increasing fragile state? Jubal Kanayo asks. On 14th April, the internet was abuzz as Ghanaian couple, Nana Sekyere and Evelyne Korateng, sent out invites to “friends and family” to join them as they “divorce in peace”. Simply put,...