Father Kukah must be allowed to practise his faith and politics – Presidency

The reported ultimatum by a group based in Sokoto, “Muslim Solidarity Forum,” calling on the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah to tender an unreserved apology to the entire Muslim Ummah over his recent “malicious comments” against Islam, or quietly and quickly leave the state, is wrong because it is not in line with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. … Continue reading Father Kukah must be allowed to practise his faith and politics – Presidency

We will channel FG refund to more projects for Rivers people – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says the Federal Government has refunded to the State Government the N78 billion it spent on federal projects. Governor Wike stated this during the inauguration of the Isiopko Internal Roads Phase 2 in Ikwerre Local Government Area, performed by the 2019 Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi on Wednesday. The governor said the refunded … Continue reading We will channel FG refund to more projects for Rivers people – Wike

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, Makinde assures Oyo workers of bumper package in 2021

…to clear backlog of promotions from 2017 …we’ll commission 10 ongoing infrastructure projects in 2021, gov says Despite the economic challenges being posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, promised bumper deliverables for workers and people of the state in the 2021 fiscal year. The governor, who enumerated the series of developmental initiatives his government is targeting in the … Continue reading Despite COVID-19 pandemic, Makinde assures Oyo workers of bumper package in 2021

Sokoto Emerges Highest-Performing State as FG Disburses ₦123.348bn Grants to States

The Federal Government has disbursed ₦123.348billion (USD324.6million) to 32 most performing states, Sokoto State got the highest amount of N6.612billion. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed made the disclosure in a statement by the Ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Hassan Dodo. According to the statement, Kano State received the lowest amount of N1.710billion“Bayelsa, Imo, Rivers and Zamfara States got … Continue reading Sokoto Emerges Highest-Performing State as FG Disburses ₦123.348bn Grants to States

Absence of judge stalls Oyo-Ita’s trial

The absence of Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, again stalled the trial continuation of former Head of Service (HoS) of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, on allegations bordering on fraud. Although counsel to the parties in the matter, including the defendants, were in court, Justice Taiwo was not in court. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the … Continue reading Absence of judge stalls Oyo-Ita’s trial

Court fixes March 11 for hearing in suit challenging election of AON’s executives

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, fixed March 11 for the hearing of a suit challenging the election of the new executive members of the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON). Justice Ahmed Mohammed fixed the date after taking the arguments of counsel to the parties who were represented in court. Justice Mohammed, who fixed the date, ordered that hearing notices be served on the … Continue reading Court fixes March 11 for hearing in suit challenging election of AON’s executives

Finidi George yet hopeful of coaching Nigeria youth teams despite rejections

Former Nigeria international Finidi George has expressed optimism about his chances of getting coaching roles at Nigeria national teams despite being snubbed twice by the NFF. George, who contributed significantly to Nigeria’s 1994 African Nations Cup-winning campaign, is longing for an opportunity to manage at the youth level for his fatherland. “I’m very disappointed but I understand the Nigerian system quite well,” he told BBC … Continue reading Finidi George yet hopeful of coaching Nigeria youth teams despite rejections

NECO releases SSCE results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the internal Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) results with a two per cent increase of candidates who made five credits and above in all subjects. The Council also derecognised 12 schools for their involvement in mass cheating and whole school cases of malpractice. The Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma, announced these at the NECO Headquarters in Minna. He said … Continue reading NECO releases SSCE results

NRC begins e-ticketing for Abuja-Kaduna train service

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says it has commenced the e-ticketing for train services on the Abuja-Kaduna route. Its Managing Director, Fidet Okhiria, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that the process would be on test run for a week before its formal inauguration on Jan. 20. “We have commenced the e-ticketing for the Abuja -Kaduna train service today. We … Continue reading NRC begins e-ticketing for Abuja-Kaduna train service

BBNaija’s Nengi reacts to being replaced as Face Bayelsa Girl Child

Former BBNaija housemate and model, Rebecca Nengi Hampson, has reacted to earlier reports that she has been replaced as the face of Bayelsa Girl Child. It was earlier reported that Governor Douye Diri, removed Nengi Hampson, as the Face of Bayelsa Girl Child. The position now belongs to Ebizi Blessing Eradiri. Miss Eradiri is the first female First Class graduate from the Faculty of Law … Continue reading BBNaija’s Nengi reacts to being replaced as Face Bayelsa Girl Child