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Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative
The National Economic Council, on Thursday, asked the Federal Government to withdraw $1bn from the $2.3bn currently in the Excess Crude Account and use it to fight insurgency in the North-East.
The Senate said yesterday that the N45 billion earmarked for the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative, PCNI, in the 2017 fiscal year was a far cry from what the body needed to carry out its mandate effectively.
That African Union Commission has donated $100,000 to the Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative to assist its rebuilding efforts in the North East.
Four people are feared dead following a midnight herdsmen attack on Kikon, a village in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
The Bauchi State Food Vendors Multi-Purpose Cooperative Union has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar to contest for second terms in 2019.
The Islamic State in West Africa network operating within some North Central and South-South sections of Nigeria may be responsible for the recent killings recorded in Benue State and other parts of the country.
MFM midfielder Chukwuka Onuwa has turned down a chance to join top Serbian side Radnicki Nis so as to debut in this year’s CAF Champions League.
Nigeria defender Shehu Abdullahi has expressed gratitude to Anorthosis Famagusta for making his two-year stay at the club a memorable experience.
A 41-year-old Nigerian banker identified as Toyin Ogundipe, aboard an Air France flight, was delivered of a baby boy mid-air about 35,000 feet above sea level and four hours away from the destination.
Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville said manager Jose Mourinho would happily swap out-of-favour playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.
Activists blocked roads and clashed with police in Honduras on Saturday as part of nationwide protests against the contested re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
The Ondo State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria has appealed to the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, not to accept the cattle colony being proposed by the Federal Government in the state.
Niger Delta Avengers on Wednesday vowed to launch a fresh attack on oil installations in the South South region.