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Pensioners under the auspices of Federal Concerned Pensioners of Nigeria have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to constituted an Independent Committee of Enquiry, to look into issues of the former Chairman of Pension Reforms Task Team Abdulrasheed Maina. Speaking during a press conference after a rally held by the group in Lagos, the Chairman of
Post-mortem examinations on the bodies of 26 teenage migrant girls found dead in the Mediterranean in early November confirmed they almost all drowned at sea, Italian news agencies reported Wednesday. The loss of the girls — believed to be Nigerians aged 14 to 18 — has been described by the Nigerian foreign ministry as “a


Eighteen people have been killed and 29 others injured in a suicide attack on a community in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. Four suicide bombers – two males and two females – infiltrated Muna Gari community at about 6:13 pm and detonated Improvised Explosive Devises strapped to their bodies at different locations in
On this day in 1904, a prominent Nigerian politician, nationalist and statesman who served as the first President of Nigeriafrom 1963 to 1966, holding the presidency throughout the Nigerian First Republic, Dr. Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe, was born in Zungeru, Niger State, North-Central Nigeria. He is popularly considered a driving force behind the nation’s independence and
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says inflation rate, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), has further dropped to 15.91 per cent in October from 15.98 recorded in September. The NBS disclosed this in its “CPI Oct. 2017 Report’’ released on Wednesday in Abuja. The CPI, which measure inflation, increased by 15.91 per cent

JAMB announces dates for 2018 examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has fixed the date for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for 2018. JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, announced this during an ongoing stakeholders’ meeting, saying that the dates were chosen “taking into cognizance the dates of other public examinations.” Oloyede said the 2018 UTME examination would hold on
In what appeared like a continuation of contention between the two, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday rejected an appeal by former Majority Leader, Ali Ndume, for a minute silence for deceased senator, Isiaka Adeleke. He sought the privilege while quoting the Senate standing order 14(a, b and c) The Senate had on April

Displaced Otodo-Gbame residents protest in Lagos

Residents of Otodo-Gbame community on Wednesday besieged the Moshood Abiola Gardens, Ojota, Lagos to protest their forced eviction from the Lagos riverine community. The protesters, who gathered at the venue at about 10 a.m., said they were demanding justice over the government’s refusal to honour a court judgement. Some of the protesters who spoke with
The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, has warned members of the Niger Delta Avengers against their threat to resume hostilities on oil facilities in the region. The militant group had recently announced plans to resume hostilities over claims that the Federal Government had failed in its promise to redress situations in the Niger

President Buhari To Open World Aviation Forum

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to attend the opening ceremony of the World Aviation Forum, and flag off the event. This was contained in a statement issued Wednesday by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Affairs, Federal Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu. According to the statement, the President’s presence was to emphasise the importance