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New Allowances: NYSC Members pay ‘Thank You’ visit to Buhari

New Allowances: NYSC Members pay ‘Thank You’ visit to Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, who were in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on a ‘thank-you’ mission over ...

UK-Africa Summit: NIPC unveils Nigeria Investment Guide

UK-Africa Summit: NIPC unveils Nigeria Investment Guide

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The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and its partner, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) on Monday inaugurated the Nigeria Investment Guide at ...

Buhari condemns killing of CAN Chairman in Adamawa

Buhari condemns killing of CAN Chairman in Adamawa

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President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the terrorist killing of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa, ...

UNDP commits $6 million to 150 projects in Nigeria

UNDP commits $6 million to 150 projects in Nigeria

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The Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) implemented by UNDP says it has supported 150 projects with more than six million dollars in Nigeria. The ...

Committee recovers 11 abandoned babies, 63 children in Kebbi

Committee recovers 11 abandoned babies, 63 children in Kebbi

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The Kebbi State Hisbah Committee has said it recovered 11 abandoned babies and 20 abducted single and married women in 2019. Abubakar Muhammad, the state Director of ...

Nigerian insurance firm, Staco, gets new chairman

Nigerian insurance firm, Staco, gets new chairman

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Nigerian insurance firm, Staco Insurance Plc, has announced the replacement of the chairman of its board of directors, Samuel Turoti. A disclosure by the company on Monday ...

Death toll in Somali car bombing rises to 73

Death toll in Somali car bombing rises to 73

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Seventy-three people died in a car bombing on Saturday morning in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the head of the Medina hospital, Mohamed Yusuf, told dpa. Some 54 injured ...

General Assembly approves UN’s $3.07bn budget for 2020

General Assembly approves UN’s $3.07bn budget for 2020

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The General Assembly has adopted a budget of 3.07 billion dollars for the United Nations in 2020. It followed the consideration of the report of the Assembly’s Fifth Committee, ...

SGF builds computer centre, borehole for former primary school

SGF builds computer centre, borehole for former primary school

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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustafa, has advised youth in Adamawa State to embrace education, hard work, patriotism, and discipline to facilitate ...

Press Council trains 51 journalists on media integrity

Press Council trains 51 journalists on media integrity

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The Nigerian Press Council (NPC) has trained no fewer than 51 journalists from the South West zone of the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two-day ...

Several PDP, APGA members defect to APC

Several PDP, APGA members defect to APC

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Several members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in ...

Cholera cases drop 60% globally, as Nigeria records significant progress – WHO

Cholera cases drop 60% globally, as Nigeria records significant progress – WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday said the number of cholera cases decreased globally by 60 per cent in 2018. The organisation disclosed this in a statement ...

Borno governor directs centre to offer free dialysis for Kidney patients

Borno governor directs centre to offer free dialysis for Kidney patients

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The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Tuesday directed the state's newly established kidney centre to offer free dialysis to patients. PREMIUM TIMES reported that ...

Nigeria spends $4 billion to import textiles yearly

Nigeria spends $4 billion to import textiles yearly

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The Nigerian Textile Manufacturers Association (NTMA) has said the country spends $4 billion annually to import textiles and readymade clothes. The Director-General of the ...

FAO partners Nigerian govt to fight antibiotic resistance in animals

FAO partners Nigerian govt to fight antibiotic resistance in animals

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The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is collaborating with the Nigerian government to curtail the growing risk of antibiotic resistance in animals. The global agency ...

1,200 fail Nigerian Law School exams

1,200 fail Nigerian Law School exams

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The Nigerian Law School, on Tuesday, called to the Nigerian Bar a total of 4,458 candidates who were successful at the August 2019 Bar final examinations. The Director-General ...

U.S. Indictment: Lawyer asks court to prevent extradition of Air Peace boss

U.S. Indictment: Lawyer asks court to prevent extradition of Air Peace boss

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A Nigerian Lawyer and human rights activist, Johnmary Jideobi, has instituted a suit in the Federal High Court in Abuja for the enforcement of the fundamental human rights of the ...

Fayemi, Tambuwal, others to speak at Oxford University on “20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria”

Fayemi, Tambuwal, others to speak at Oxford University on “20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria”

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The Governor of Ekiti State and the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi, and the Governor of Sokoto State and the Deputy Chairman of the Nigerian Governors ...

Buhari signs Executive Order to tackle Open Defecation in Nigeria

Buhari signs Executive Order to tackle Open Defecation in Nigeria

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President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari Wednesday signed Executive Order 009 which is titled 'The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order.' The signing ...

60% of imported drugs to be manufactured locally – NAFDAC

60% of imported drugs to be manufactured locally – NAFDAC

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it would ensure that 60 per cent of the drugs being imported into the country were manufactured ...