Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has approved the release of the 2019 promotion of 2,248 workers in the state. Elder Effiong Essien, the State Head of Civil Service made this known at the official opening ceremony of a 5-Day Capacity Building Retreat for Officers on grade levels 13 to...
Anthony Oluwabiyi, Executive Director, Theatre Centrik, on Saturday said the rich cultural and historical values of Lagos will be exhibited on stage play and online on December 2020 to uphold the state’s beautiful culture. Oluwabiyi, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos,...
Mr Haruna Zurmi, the new Commandant of  the Niger Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has assumed duty in Minna. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASCI Nasiru Abdullahi, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Minna. According to him, Zurmi takes over from Mr George Edem who has been...
The Police Command in Kaduna State, has denied rumours that a Kaduna bound train was attacked by gunmen on Monday evening. The Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview that the train which left Abuja for Kaduna arrived safely. He...
Lagos State Government has dismantled an illegal slaughter in the Oke Rube axis of Alimosho Local Government Area of the state. The state Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Messrs Abisola Olusanya, who led the operation on Thursday, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the team arrested 10 butchers and...
The Senate Joint Committee on Finance and National Planning has directed the Accountant General of the Federation Ahmed Idris to investigate the $18.32bn, which the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited claimed to have paid as dividend to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) between 2004 and 2020. The directive was...
Dr Adebayo Aderiye, the Chairman, Lagos State Health Service Commission, on Wednesday urged health practitioners to show good professional conduct while participating in medical electoral process. Aderiye gave the advice on Wednesday during the visit of an eight-man delegate of the newly inaugurated executives of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA),...
Billionaire philanthropists Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote have hailed the declaration of Nigeria by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as being polio-free. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the global health body on Tuesday certified Nigeria and the rest of Africa polio-free. The WHO Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC)...
The Wife of Kaduna State Governor, Hajiya Ummi El-Rufa’i, has called for the quick passage of the amended legislation, which recommends severe punishment for convicted rapists in the state. The governor’s wife made the call when she paid a courtesy visit to the state House of Assembly to solicit for...
More than 10,000 Thai protesters chanting “down with dictatorship” and “the country belongs to the people” rallied in Bangkok on Sunday in by far the biggest anti-government demonstration since a 2014 coup. There were cheers for student calls to curb the monarchy’s powers - once a taboo subject - as...
NATO member Lithuania said on on Sunday it does not pose a military threat to its neighbour Belarus after Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko accused NATO of massing on his country’s western border. “The Belarus crisis is a political one, and any allegations by the Belarus leadership about foreign countries’ interference...
As the nation’s airports begin to reopen gradually for flight operations, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has advised passengers to desist from giving money and to report any official from any agency that requests money under any guise. In a statement issued by the spokesperson of the authority,...
The National Human Rights Commission has been petitioned by the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) over the unpaid 20 months’ salaries of its members by the administration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia. National President of ASUP, Anderson Ezeibe, stating this in a letter addressed to...
The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Sunday announced that it has seized a single cache of contrabands with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N10 billion. The Customs Area Controller (CAC) Usman Yahaya in a statement in Lagos, said that the seizure made...
The Rotary Club of Abuja, Federal District 9125, on Saturday, organised free hepatitis “B and C” screening as well as Liver Scan for residents of Piwoyi, a suburb located on the airport road, Abuja. The event which was organised in partnership with Silver Cross Hospital, Abuja, was part of activities...
ShopRite Nigeria has debunked the story making the rounds that it intends to close shop in Nigeria. The Country Director for Chastex Consult, Ini Archibong, in a telephone conversation with a source, said: “Shoprite is not leaving Nigeria. “We have only just opened to Nigerian investors which we have also...
A forensic report of the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Commission (ISOPADEC) has discovered N12.3b missing in the interventionist agency. The audit report carried out by Corporate Devt. & Assets Mgt. Ltd (CADAM-ANE) was commissioned by Governor Hope Uzodinma three months ago to review activities of the commission from 2007...