Day: March 6, 2018

The conference report of both chambers of the National Assembly on the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency (NFIU) bill was on Tuesday laid before the House of Representatives. This came a week after the Chairman of Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption, Chukwuka Utazi, accused his House of Representatives counterpart, Akinloye Babajide, of hindering the progress of the […]

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun on Tuesday ruled out any possibility that the Federal Government would extend the March 31 deadline of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme. She said this while granting an interview aired by the Nigeria Television Authority. The VAIDs programme offers a grace period from July 1, 2017, to […]

On this day in 1953, Georgy Malenkov, succeededJoseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Malenkov retained the office of premier for two years. During this time his political activities were mixed with a power struggle within the Kremlin. Although he remained a staunch […]

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says humanitarians would, on Friday, conduct an assessment of Rann in wake of last Thursday’s attack and evacuation. It explained that the operational capacity of humanitarian partners in the three most affected states by the Boko Haram insurgency – Adamawa, Borno and Yobe – continued […]

The Gidi Culture Festival ‘GidiFest’ has announced Wizkid, 2Face and Adekunle Gold as headliners for its 2018 line-up.   This year’s edition tagged ‘The Gidi Tribe’ will take place at the Hard Rock Café Beach Front on Good Friday, March 30, 2018. The headliners will be flanked by some of the most sought after Nigerian […]

Liberian President, George Weah, on Monday said political change was meaningless without development, prosperity and growth. He also said Liberia would need at least 6,000 teachers from Nigeria Weah said this while addressing State House correspondents at the end of a meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said […]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the crisis on the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State had claimed more lives than that of the herdsmen killings in Benue and Zamfara states. The President stated this during a stakeholders’ meeting with representatives of ethnic groups and the Taraba State Government at the Taraba Government House in Jalingo. […]

On this day in 1988, is aNigerian female professional footballer who plays for SwedishDamallsvenskan clubKristianstads DFF, Rita Chikwelu, was born in Asaba, Delta State, South-South Nigeria. She is also a member of the Nigeria women’s national football team, The Super Falcons. From 2006 to 2009 Chikwelu played inFinland for FC United. She was the top […]

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has expressed satisfaction with the level of preparation ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state Correspondent JAMES ABRAHAM reports that President will arrive in the state on Thursday as earlier confirmed by the State Commissioner for Information, Yakubu Datti at a press conference in Jos Governor Lalong who […]

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