Visa ban against Nigerians is ill-conceived, Lai Mohammed tells U.S

The Federal government has declared that the plan by the United States government to add Nigeria to its existing list of visa travel ban countries is ill- conceived. It added that though... Read more »

Nigeria to get $417m from Global Fund to tackle malaria

The National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), Dr Audu Mohammed, disclosed on Tuesday that Nigeria would get three-year grant of $417 million from the Global Fund to tackle malaria. Mohammed disclosed... Read more »

Osinbajo in Abia, says ‘we must avoid issues that led to civil war’

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in Umuahia, Abia State capital on Monday, stressed the need to avoid situations that led to the Nigerian civil war Osinbajo spoke at a special town hall meeting... Read more »

Our central security system has failed, says Senate President Lawan

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has taken a holistic overview of the current centralised security architecture in Nigeria and described it as a failed system that must be overhauled in all its... Read more »

Lagos govt goes tough on Okada, Keke, others

Announces restrictions in 6 LGAs The Lagos State government has announced plans to commence total enforcement of the 2012 State Traffic Law on activities of commercial motorcyclists (Okada) and tricycles (Keke) on... Read more »

ASUU mobilises members for strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on strike if the Accountant General of the Federation stops salaries of lecturers this January. The association claimed the government had... Read more »

Buhari orders air raid of bandits in Niger State

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) to deploy fighter aircraft for effective air attacks on bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers terrorising communities around the Dogon Gona forest in... Read more »

Nigeria ratifies pact on transfer prisoners with China

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Instrument of Ratification of the Agreement on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons between the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the government of... Read more »

Soldiers alone can’t defeat Boko Haram, EU tells Buhari

The European Union (EU) Commissioner for Crisis Management, Mr. Janez Lenarcic, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to apply international law and international humanitarian law in dealing with Boko Haram. Lenarcic said ‘military... Read more »

EFCC quizzes Theodore Orji over alleged N27bn fraud

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have reportedly interrogated the former governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Orji, over an alleged fraud of N27 billion. Orji, who was governor... Read more »
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