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1.7 million pilgrims arrive Saudi Arabia for Hajj

1.7 million pilgrims arrive Saudi Arabia for Hajj

No fewer than 1.705 million pilgrims have arrived the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s Hajj, according to Statistics released by the Directorate General of Passports. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the figure by the Saudi Gazette indicated that of the number, 1.602 million came by ...

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Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Bans Cash Payments At Passport Offices

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Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Bans Cash Payments At Passport Offices. The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has banned cash payments for passport processing as part of efforts to eliminate corruption at all passport offices nationwide.‎ NIS spokesperson, Sunday James, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja. He‎ said that the Comptroller General ...

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Tillerson slams North Korea missile test but still seeks talks

Tillerson slams North Korea missile test but still seeks talks

And on Tuesday US President Donald Trump seized upon the lack of immediate North Korean missile tests as evidence that the country’s leader Kim Jong-Un “is starting to respect us./ AFP US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared Sunday that North Korea’s latest missile test was a “provocative act” but ...

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U.S. Hit by Dangerous Hurricane Disaster (Photos)

U.S. Hit by Dangerous Hurricane Disaster (2)

A terrible hurricane has hit Texas, US, with storm surge, coupled with the deluge of rain, predicted to lead to billions of dollars of property damage and almost certainly loss of life. U.S. State of Texas is facing a serious challenge which appears to be the country’s major disaster in ...

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Security Council seat: Nigerian solicits Russia’s support

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Nigeria hopes for Russia’s assistance and support in Abuja’s bid to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), Defence Minister Mansur Dan-Ali told Sputnik on Thursday. “We have the Gulf of Guinea cooperation, where Russia has a very key role to play. “We are looking up to ...

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Nigeria plans to buy Russian MiG, Yak-130 fighters, artillery equipment

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Nigeria is considering purchasing Russian military equipment and is particularly interested in MiG fighters, Yak-130 aircraft, artillery equipment and armored vehicles, Defence Minister Mansur Dan-Ali told Sputnik on Thursday. “The Russian equipment that could be of our interest are MiG fighters and some artillery equipment. “We are here [at International ...

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Hate speech: Arrest religious, traditional rulers – Sultan

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on the Federal Government to prosecute religious and traditional leaders, involved in propagating hate speeches. The Sultan, who spoke on Thursday, in Abuja, at the 25th Anniversary Event of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), urged the government agencies to ...

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Ojukwu’s son vindicates Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has been vindicated over his disclosure of a discussion he had with late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, on the unity and indivisibility of the Nigerian nation. The first son of the legend, Chief Emeka Ojukwu Jr, yesterday confirmed that the discussion actually took place between ...

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Nigerian Military to Monitor Social Media for Questionable Messages

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Social media users have been urged to exercise caution and due diligence online as security operatives are placing platforms under surveillance. Director of Defence Information, Major-General John Enenche, told Channels Television that it became necessary to monitor social media activities of people in the light of troubling activities and misinformation ...

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Adeosun Emerges New Chairman of ECOWAS Investment Bank

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s minister and former commissioner of finance in Ogun, Ms. Adeosun has bagged an international appointment. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun has emerged as the new Chairman of the Board of Governors of the ECOWAS Investment Bank. She was named as the new Chairman on Tuesday ...

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