The National Executive Council of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has dismissed a purported communique stating it has removed its national president, Kolade Alabi. The association made the denial in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Binta Bello, and six state chairpersons on Monday. It said there was no such meeting where the decision was taken. On Sunday,...
In a new public-private partnership, Kaduna State Government and farmer-owned Arla Foods are committing to further development of a long-term sustainable dairy industry and local dairy sector in Nigeria by helping 1,000 small scale farmers create better livelihoods.    Already active in existing development projects within the dairy industry, Kaduna State, Arla and the Federal Government are now engaging further by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding....
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission says it has taken its fight against corruption to higher institutions of learning in the country. Chairman of the agency, Prof Bolaji Owosanoye, made the disclosure while presenting a paper at the Federal University of Technology Akure in Ondo State. Owosanoye said corruption is the abuse or misuse of office or...
Nigerians have reacted to the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari for citizens affected by xenophobic attacks in South Africa to be evacuated back to the country. Last week, Air Peace, a private airline company, had offered Nigerians willing to return to the country free flights in the wake of renewed xenophobic attacks on foreigners in the former apartheid nation. In...
As Nigerians await the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on suit by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, their lawyers have said no date has been fixed for ruling. The five-man panel headed by Justice Mohammed Garba had on August 21 reserved judgment. Counsel to the All Progressives Congress (APC),...
Lawmaker representing Ikwo/Ezza South Federal Constituency in Ebonyi State at the National Assembly, Lazarus Ogbee, has been sacked by the Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Monday. Chinedu Ogah, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, was declared winner of that election The tribunal ruled that Ogah scored the highest votes of 36,238 after the one earlier...
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Nasarawa State has sealed 13 petrol stations and seven Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) refilling outlets for violating operational guidelines. Abdulrahman Mohammed, the Operations Controller of DPR in the state, told journalists on Monday in Lafia that the action followed monitoring by the agency recently, to rid the state of illegal outlets. According to...
Ifeanyi Ubah and Uche Ekwunife, lawmakers representing Anambra South and Central Senatorial districts respectively, have been declared winners of the 2019 senatorial elections by the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Awka, the state capital, on Monday. The two lawmakers defeated their challengers – Chris Uba of the Peoples Democratic Party and Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance. Umeh...
The South African Government has threatened to prosecute any social media user circulating fake videos, pictures or messages about xenophobic attacks in the country. The government gave the warning on its official Twitter handle @GovernmentZA on Monday. It said, “Government urges vigilance about social media messages that contain alleged warnings of planned violence against foreign nationals. “Creation and distribution of such messages potentially...
After several years of accusing his ex-bandmate, Innocent Idibia, also known as 2baba, of stealing his song ’African Queen’, Nigerian dancehall singer, Ahmedu Obiabo, popularly called Blackface, has dropped his version of the hit tune. Blackface retained elements of the original version, like the lyrics, chorus, verses and rhythm, in his own version. Blackface is best known as the co-writer...