Arik not qualified as national carrier – FG

…as FEC okays N5.72 bn for NDIC offices   The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says Arik Air is not qualified as national carrier. The minister said this yesterday while briefing State...

Operation Positive Identification: Senate backs Reps, summons Buratai

The Senate, just like the House of Representatives, has rejected the Operation Positive Identification proposed by the military nationwide. The chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, in...

Why Russia is our friend – Buhari

President Buhari said yesterday that Russia is a partner because it is “visibly helping” Nigeria in all the priority areas of his government, including security, economy and the fight...

FG to sell new housing units soon nationwide – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday said that the ministry would soon commence the sale of housing units built under the National Housing Programme nationwide. He said...

FG shops for 11 new perm secs

The Federal Government has begun the process for the appointment of 11 new permanent secretaries. The acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, announced this in...

Appeal court judge kidnapped, orderly killed in Edo

Gunmen yesterday kidnapped a Court of Appeal judge, Benin Division, Justice Chioma Nwosu, in Benin, Edo State. The incident occurred along the Benin-Agbor road near Christ Chosen Church. It was gathered...

2020 budget: Kaduna to spend N7bn on upgrade of 16 hospitals

The Kaduna State Ministry of Health will spend N7 billion on the upgrade and equipping of 16 hospitals across the state, according to the 2020 budget estimate. Permanent Secretary in...

FG will make Baro Port functional — NIWA MD

The Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief George Muoghalu, has said that the federal government would ensure the completed Baro Port in Niger State becomes...

Nigerians eating expired rice – Customs

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Services, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) has said that Nigerians are eating expired foreign rice. Col. Ali, who spoke on Wednesday at the Custom...

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Gas explosion kills 8 in Katsina

A gas explosion has killed eight family members in Dan Musa town of Danmusa Local government area in Katsina state, police has confirmed. The incident...

Despite many of us killed, we will fight Boko Haram to bitter end –...

A member of Civilian Joint Task Force, Ali Abdulhamid Adam, has said despite losing some of the force’s members in the fight against insurgency,...