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Fresh PDP makes u-turn denies faction collapse

The Director-General of the Fresh PDP, Prince Obi-Nwosu Emmanuel has debunked claims by some individuals that the faction had collapsed.

ActionAid launches £60m strategy to end poverty in 6 years

As part of its response to the deepening inequality of power and wealth in the country, ActionAid Nigeria has launched a £60 million Country Strategy Paper to end poverty within six years.

Nigeria and the challenges of 2019

The mouths of babes speak truths that the hoary and the wise dare not utter. This may be an unusual way to begin an address on the political challenges that lie before us. But I have good reason for this unique entrance.

The Nigerian killing fields

The leaders and the institutions they run have generally been skewed to revere and pamper themselves as the demi-gods, while utterly placing no value on the lives and aspirations of ordinary citizens outside the circle of the ruling elites.

Benue, Plateau lost 14,000 people to attacks – Governor Lalong

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has stated that herdsmen have killed about 14,000 people from both Plateau and Benue states in recent times.

African Union seeks to end seeds importation with partnership with Nigeria

The AfricaSeeds, a programme of the African Union, has appealed for partnership with Nigeria to develop Africa’s seeds industry and stop importation of seeds on the continent.

Governor Ayade’s govt fraudulent – Cross River APC

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) Cross River State, has accused the State Governor, Governor Ben Ayade of running a fraudulent government.

Tunisia president meets unions, employers after unrest

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi held talks Saturday with political parties, unions and employers to discuss means to overcome a week of unrest triggered by austerity measures.

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa calls on investors to tap opportunities

South Africa is open for investment and wants to offer policy certainty as it seeks to increase economic growth and eradicate poverty, the new leader of the ruling African National Congress said on Saturday.

More protests expected in Tunisia after mass arrests

Activists in Tunisia have called for a major demonstration against the government's decision to increase taxes and the prices of basic goods, after hundreds of people were arrested in previous days of protests.

Minister Ogbonnaya Onu tasks scientists on activation of STI road map

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has charged scientists to harness innovation and utilize the STI road map as an instrument of providing jobs, creating wealth and reducing poverty in our nation.

Minister Ogbonnaya Onu launches science and technology roadmap

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has launched the South-South Sensitisation Programme on Science, Technology and Innovation Roadmap 2030, at Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Oprah Winfrey for president? Golden Globes speech sparks speculation

Could Oprah Winfrey run for president and beat Donald Trump? Hollywood, liberals and ardent fans are abuzz with speculation that the billionaire chat show queen is harbouring White House ambitions after an impassioned Golden Globes speech.

Senator Ali Wakili reveals federal govt plans to reduce poverty

Sen. Ali Wakili, Chairman Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation and Social Welfare said on Sunday that the Federal Government was trying its best to reduce poverty level in the country.

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Gunmen abduct Reps member’s children, kill three villagers

Police in Zamfara have confirmed the abduction of two children of Yahaya Chado, the member representing Maradun/Bakura Federal Constituency.

NSCDC declares man wanted over rape of 13-year-old girl

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Nasarawa State has declared wanted a middle-aged man, Haruna Abdulkadir, from Daddare, Obi Local Government Area for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl in the area.

FIFA: 2018 World Cup to use video technology

Video technology will be used at the World Cup for the first time this summer, a FIFA executive has confirmed.

Nigerian Navy destroys over 700 illegal refineries in Niger Delta

The outgoing Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Central Naval Command, Rear Adm. Abubakar Al-Hassan, said the Command had destroyed over 712 illegal refining units in the last seven months.

Senate seeks increased private sector participation in education sector

The Senate Joint Committee on Education (Basic and Secondary) and Health on Monday in Abuja called for increased private sector participation in the education sector.

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Man pleads guilty to beheading six-month-old daughter

A father, Andrew Koku, who pleaded guilty to beading his six-month-old daughter, is to spend the next 37 days in prison, an Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court ruled on Thursday.

2019: PDP disowns Governor Ugwuanyi campaign posters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Enugu State Chapter‎, Wednesday, disowned 2019 campaign posters of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi which flooded the State early in the week.

Arsenal offer €50m for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal have reportedly had a first offer of 50 million euros ($61.1 million) for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejected by his German club Borussia Dortmund, according to Kicker magazine on Saturday.

Adamawa govt approves new policy on health

The Adamawa State Executive Council on Wednesday approved the implementation of a new health policy that would give patients the right to be treated unconditionally in hospitals.

Libya returnees appeal to Governor Obaseki to fulfill pledge of N100m

Some returnees from Libya have appealed to Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo to fulfill his pledge and release the grant of N100 million for 150 hectares of land to them.