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APC assures UK of President Buhari’s commitment to campaign promises

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured the United Kingdom that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is committed to delivering on its 2015 campaign promises to Nigerians.

UK demands UN change ‘Pregnant Woman’ to ‘Pregnant People’

The United Kingdom is lobbying the United Nations to change the language in a treaty from “pregnant women” to “pregnant people,” since the use of the word “women” is allegedly offensive to transgender men.

Chevening UK Scholarships scheme spends N14.3 million per Nigerian candidate

The Chevening Programme Officer, Jibike Faborode, says that the average cost for an award of scholarship under Chevening United Kingdom Scholarships Scheme is about N14.3 million (£30, 000).

Boris Johnson opens new UK embassy in Abuja

The United Kingdom on Thursday opened its new Embassy in Abuja, which it said would further strengthen its relationship with Nigeria.

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Corruption at a very high level in Nigeria – Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has lamented that corruption is at a “very high level” in Nigeria.

Soldiers rescue some kidnapped Yobe schoolgirls

Some of the missing girls from a Yobe school attacked by the Boko Haram have been rescued, the state government has said.

Ander Herrera suffered ‘bad injury’ in Manchester United’s draw in Sevilla – Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says midfielder Ander Herrera picked up a “bad injury” in their goalless draw with Sevilla in the first leg of their last-16 tie in Spain.

Senator Ladoja sets to pull out of PDP again

The crisis in the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a worse turn.

INEC appoints eight-man panel to probe underage voting

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally set up an eight-man investigative panel to look into complaints of preponderance of underage voters in its registers in Kano and Katsina States.

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Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran is the world’s greatest threat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran if needed, not just its allies in the Middle East, reiterating that Tehran was the world’s greatest threat.

South Africa declares Gupta brother a ‘fugitive from justice’

South Africa’s chief prosecutor declared Ajay Gupta, one of the three Gupta brothers accused of corrupt links to ousted president Jacob Zuma, a “fugitive from justice” on Thursday after he failed to hand himself in to police.

Minister Ibe Kachikwu lists pricing of petroleum products as major challenge

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, on Tuesday said there is need to urgently address issues surrounding pricing of petroleum products as it remained a major problem in the sector.

Federal govt launches probe after Dana Air plane overshoots Port Harcourt airport runway

Nigeria’s aviation authorities said Wednesday they had launched an investigation into how a passenger plane overshot the runway while landing in Port Harcourt.

NIPOST Bill has capacity to generate huge revenue for Nigeria – Bisi Adegbuyi

The Postmaster General, Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), Mr Bisi Adegbuyi, has said that the NIPOST Bill would increase the nation’s revenue.