Gaidam Sworn In, Pledges Faithfulness And Dedication To Service


The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has been sworn into office for the second term on Friday, after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared him winner of the Yobe governorship election held in April this year. Having taken his oath of office, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam pledged to serve the

Al-makura Promises Human Capital Dev. For Nasarawa

The APC led government in Nasarawa State has promised to anchor its socio-economic policy on human capital development for a better and prosperous state. Governor Tanko Al-makura disclosed this while addressing thousands of citizens who gathered to witness his swearing in ceremony at the Lafia Square for a second term

Fifa Bans Arrested Officials Over Fraud Probe

The Ethics Committee of world football governing body, Fifa has banned 11 top officials including its executive members from all football-related activities. The banned individuals are: Jeffrey Webb, Eduardo Li, Julio Rocha, Costas Takkas, Jack Warner.

UNHCR Pledges Trauma Counselling For Victims Of Boko Haram


The United Nations Refugee Agency has promised to assist Nigeria in providing intense trauma counselling for internally displaced persons and victims of the insurgent attacks in northern part of the country. Regional Representative of UNHCR, Liz Kpam Ahua, told a news conference in Abuja that Nigeria has done well to

Buhari’s Government To Be Inaugurated Tomorrow

Its by far the biggest event to hold in Nigeria this year as over 50 Heads of State and Government including a delegation from the United States, led by Secretary of State, John Kerry, will all witness the historic inauguration of the 5th Executive President of Nigeria, Mr Muhammadu Buhari.

Court Strikes Out Suit On DSTV’s New Rates

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday struck out a suit filed by some aggrieved subscribers challenging the recent 20% increment on subscription rate of Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) being operated by Multichoice Nigeria Limited. The aggrieved subscribers, Osasuyi Adebayo and Oluyinka Oyeniji, who are also lawyers, had filed

Court Stops NERC From Increasing Electricity Tariff

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday restrained the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) from implementing the new electricity tariff billed to be effective from June 1, 2015. Trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, in a ruling on an ex-parte application filed by a Lagos lawyer, Toluwani Adebiyi, restrained the

Adams Oshiomhole Emerges As BRACED Chairman

The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has emerged as the new Chairman of the South South Governors Forum following a meeting which is recorded as the first to be held shortly after the unveiling of the Calabar International Convention Center. The governors of the BRACED Commission unanimously endorsed the Edo

PDP Gets New BOT Chairman

The Board of Trustees of Nigeria’s ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has appointed a former Acting National Chairman of the party, and former Defence Minister, Haliru Mohammed, as its Acting Chairman. Mr.

RSIEC Presents Rivers LG Election Results

The Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) has made good its word to conduct local government polls in 22 council areas in Rivers State, South-South Nigeria. The electoral body presented the results to the media at its headquarters on Sunday, May 24.

Unidentified Boko Haram Commander Killed By Nigerian Troops

An unidentified leader of the Boko Haram sect, also believed to be a mercenary, has been killed by Nigerian troops at Mafa towards the border area in Borno State. The Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, told newsmen on Monday that the terrorist, who is also an Amir

Capital Oil Defies Strike, Begins Petrol Loading

Capital Oil is defying the directive by other fuel marketers insisting that they will not lift petroleum products except the federal government pays them the money they are owed. The independent oil marketing company is pushing out 15 million litres to ease the situation across the country.

Keyamo Withdraws From Timipre Sylva’s Case, Returns File To EFCC

Festus Keyamo has withdrawn as the counsel prosecuting former Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Timipre Silva, who is standing trial for alleged financial crimes. According to him, the withdrawal is as a result of certain recent developments which have necessitated his decision to withdraw from further prosecution of the said

Channels National Kids Cup Group Phase Produces 99 Goals

It has been a festival of goals in season seven of the Channels National Kids Cup with the group phase producing 99 goals. Muslim Community Elementary School, Osun, Nana Primary School, Delta and Enyeanugie Primary School, Edo state are the high-scoring teams at the grassroots football competition.