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Maitama Sule Buried In Kano Amid Tributes (SEE PHOTOS)

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Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum and elder statesman, Yusuf Maitama Sule has been buried in accordance with Islamic rites in Kano State. Sule, the Dan Masani Kano, died in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday at the age of 87. Thousands of Kano residents, political leaders and top government ...

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North Korea fires intercontinental ballistic missile

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North Korea proclaimed Tuesday that it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile — a watershed moment in its push to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States. US experts said the device could reach Alaska, and the launch, which came as the United States prepared to ...

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[BREAKING] Buhari writes Kano governor over Maitama Sule’s death

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sent a personal letter of condolence to the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on the death of elder statesman, Alhaji Maitama Sule. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in ...

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Maitama Sule died when Nigeria needed him most – Wabara, others

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Some prominent Nigerians on Monday expressed sadness over the demise of former Nigeria’s Permanent Representatives to the United Nations and elder statesman, Alhaji Maitama Sule. Sule died at the early hours of Monday in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt, at 87. Former President of the Senate, Chief Adolphus Wabara, said ...

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Seven die in Edo multiple auto crash SEE PHOTOS)

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No fewer than seven persons have been killed in a multiple auto crash in the Ewu Hill end of the Benin-Auchi Expressway, in the Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State. It was gathered that 13 other people also sustained varying degrees of injury during the accident, which involved ...

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Germany bus accident leaves 18 dead (SEE PHOTOS)

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Eighteen people were killed Monday in one of the deadliest road accidents in recent German history when a tour bus carrying pensioners smashed into a trailer truck and burst into flames. Emergency workers retrieved 11 bodies and a search for the remains of seven other victims was underway, Transport Minister ...

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Osinbajo attends AU summit in Addis Ababa

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The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will on Monday be representing Nigeria that the 29th Ordinary Session of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Acting President will be joining heads of states ...

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Banks suffer fraud cases worth N16.5bn in three years

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The economic recession currently rocking the country has increased the volume of fraud cases in the banking industry, with the attendant loss of money, IFEANYI ONUBA writes The banking sector recorded 31,736 fraud cases involving the sum of N16.5bn between January 2014 and December 2016, figures obtained by our correspondent ...

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Nobody has plan to Islamise Nigeria, Onaiyekan tells Christians

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The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has called on Christians to rise up and Christianise Nigeria instead of complaining that Muslims want to Islamise the nation. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Onaiyekan made the call in his homily at a mass to celebrate the Sacrament of ...

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Middle Belt won’t follow North if Nigeria splits – Jerry Gana

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  A former Minister of Information and current National President of the Middle Belt Forum, Prof. Jerry Gana, has told northerners preaching division that if Nigeria breaks, the minorities in the Middle Belt will not follow them. Gana said this while delivering a sermon at the St. Matthew’s Church, Maitama, ...

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EFCC records 113 convicted cases in six months

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission recorded 113 convictions nationwide between January and June 2017. The Commission’s Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, made the disclosure on Friday, June 30 at an interactive meeting with stakeholders in Ikoyi, Lagos According to Mr. Magu, the feat was made possible by the contributions and ...

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Japanese government donates 31 Ambulance buses to Nigeria

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Thirty-one ambulance vehicles donated by the Japanese government were on Friday distributed to 31 federal tertiary health institutions across the country. The vehicles were handed over to heads of the institutions by the Nigerian Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, and the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Sandanobu Kusaoke, at the Eagle ...

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FG laments increase in gay marriage

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The Director -General of the National Orientation Agency, Dr. Garba Abari, said that social values have been eroded, adding that Nigerian youths have embraced same s*x marriage during a programme titled, ‘Anti-Corruption: The Role of Media as Change Agents’ which was held in Abuja recently. At the programme which was ...

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Lagos transforms KAI Brigade to environmental sanitation corps

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Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule(right) with Lagos State Commissioner for Environment, Samuel Adejare inspecting the guards at the inauguration of Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps and the soft launch of the Cleaner Lagos initiative at Agege stadium yesterday PHOTO: SUNDAY AKINLOLU The Lagos State Government, yesterday, kicked ...

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Tanker and cargo ship collide off Britain

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This handout picture taken and released by the French National Marine – Marine Nationale, on July 1, 2017 shows the damaged tanker Seafrontier following a collision with the cargo ship Huayan Endeavour in the waters between France and Britain. A tanker carrying 38,000 tonnes of petroleum products and a 220-metre ...

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Civil servant refunds N1.7m excess salary

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Despite the economic hardship, some Nigerians still stand out in their disposition to honesty. Recently, a civil servant in Kogi State, Mrs. Husseina Mohammed, a level seven accountant attached to the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) in Lokoja returned the sum N1, 780,500 paid in excess of her March salary to ...

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Corruption Root Cause Of Separatist Agitations – Magu

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The acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, has identified corruption as the root cause of separatist agitations and militancy in the country. Spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement that Magu made the remarks at the opening session of a two-day ...

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Anambra ‘Breaks Away’ from Biafra

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A dominant group in the South-eastern part of the country which is resident in Anambra State has broken out of the Biafra struggle following the alleged careless utterances of separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Indigenes of Anambra State under the auspices of Anambra Peoples Assembly (APA), yesterday denounced the leader of ...

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