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  • US, Nigeria sign MoU on cultural preservation

    Kunle Sanni The federal government and the United States of America on Thursday signed a memorandum of Understanding, MoU, on a cultural heritage preservation project in Adamawa State. This was revealed that it has repatriated a total of 63 Benin bronzes taken from Nigeria since 2022. The project involves the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Ahmadu Bello University,…

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  • Namibia President passes on after battle with Cancer

    Namibia’s President, Hage Geingob, has died in a hospital in Windhoek, the presidential office said in a statement. Geingob died at 82 on Sunday. Geingob, who was serving his second term as president, revealed last month that he was receiving treatment for cancer. “It is with utmost sadness and regret that I inform you that our beloved Dr. Hage Geingob,…

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  • BREAKING: Ekweremadu bags 9-year jail term for organ trafficking, wife 4 years

    Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who was described by Mr. Justice Johnson as the “driving force throughout”, has been sentenced to nine years and eight months in prison for organ trafficking. His wife, Beatrice was jailed for four years and six months due to her more limited involvement. Ekweremadu, 60, and his wife Beatrice, 56, wanted the organ for…

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  • Buhari didn’t direct CBN, AGF not to comply with Supreme Court judgment – Presidency

    The Presidency on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari did not direct the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami to defy the judgment of the Supreme Court on the validity of the old N1,000 and N500 notes. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba…

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  • CBN, Police, other agencies to prosecute sellers, abusers of naira

    …assures that queues at ATMs will disappear soon Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday said it is collaborating with the Nigeria Police, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to address the unpatriotic abuse of new naira notes. The apex bank said it has observed, with grave…

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  • Osinbajo advocates for more university endowments

    Given that budgetary allocations alone cannot sustain the running of public universities, the future of the university system depends on the adoption of independent but creative sources of funding, including the establishment of an endowment fund, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Prof. Osinbajo was speaking on Thursday when he hosted a delegation from the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) on…

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  • BREAKING NEWS: Many killed as assassins attack Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy

    Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy attacked at Enugu-Ukwu. He was ambushed by heavily armed assassins who opened fire on his convoy. Some of his aides were killed including some police officers. The senator managed to escape as his bullet proof car was allegedly riddled with bullets. Detail later

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  • BREAKING: INEC declares Adeleke winner of Osun guber poll

    …as PDP wins 17 of 30 LGAs The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Ademola Adeleke winner of the Osun State governorship election. State Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe declared Adeleke as the winner. After collation of votes in the 30 Local Government Areas in…

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  • Service chiefs celebrate Eid-el-Kabir with frontline troops

    As part of the steps taken to share, unwind and appreciate troops efforts in the ongoing Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency Operations in the North East, the Theatre Commander Joint Task Force (JTF) North East (NE) Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Major General Christopher Musa feted Service Chiefs and troops of OPHK to a joint Sallah Luncheon to commemorate this year’s…

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  • Security failure, insider conspiracy responsible for Kuje terrorists attack-Senate President

    …says relevant authorities must be sanctioned  Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, said that Tuesday’s terrorists’ attack on Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre was as a result of the failure of the country’s security architecture. Lawan stated this on Thursday when he led a delegation of the leadership of the Senate to assess the level of attack on the correctional facility.  Lawmakers…

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