Monthly Archives: April 2016

FG declares Monday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 2, as public holiday to mark the 2016 Workers’ Day Celebration. Abdulrahman Dambazau, Minister of Interior, made the declaration in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Bassey Akpanyung, on ...

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Mark Clattenburg to oversee FA Cup final

Mark Clattenburg has achieved his set goal for the current season as he has been chosen to referee the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on May 21. It will be the first FA ...

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We must take advantage of our tourism potential

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the ministry will make culture and tourism the bedrock of the Nigeria’s economy.The minister made this known on Wednesday night at the gala night of the 2016 National Summit on Culture ...

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Soyinka condemns Buhari’s stance on herdsmen

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has lashed out at the presidency for its seeming inability to rein in the violent activities of herdsmen across the country. In his address to the National Conference on Culture and Tourism, Wednesday, Mr. Soyinka said ...

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Fani-Kayode: Fulani menace as road to Kigali

Fani-Kayode In 1994 almost one million Tutsis were murdered in cold blood in the space of one month by members of the ruling Hutu tribe in Kigali, Rwanda. The genocide that took place in Rwanda at that time ranks as ...

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There is no free grazing zone in Oyo – Ajimobi

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, spoken against the proposed creation of grazing zones across the country, calling it ill-advised, warning that the proposal is against the spirit of the land use act and the overriding public interest. The governor ...

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Justice Chikere withdraws from Moro’s trial

Justce Anwuli Chikere, of the federal high court, Abuja, has withdrawn from the trial of Abba Moro, former minister of interior, citing personal reasons. Recall that in March, Justice Chikere granted Abba Moro bail on self-recognition, and had adjourned the ...

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Fleeing terrorists planting mines on farmlands

According to information from Defence Headquarters on Tuesday, Boko Haram terrorists are now planting land mines on farmlands to kill rural dwellers across the northeast. The military said the act was part of the final activities of the insurgents who ...

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Ondo Judges Drag Mimiko to Court over Unpaid Pensions

A section of retired judges in Ondo State, have taken legal action against the governor of the state, by dragging Governor Olusegun Mimiko before the National Industrial Court over unpaid retirement benefits since 2007.The retired judges prayed the court to ...

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We’ll soon start production of aviation fuel – Kachikwu

Nigeria’s minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has disclosed that Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s refineries will soon be producing aviation fuel. Dr. Kachikwu, who met with Hadi Sirika, his counterpart in the aviation ministry, said that although the ...

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