Home Topics Challenge

Challenge

United Nations (UN) has revealed that not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in the attack on a rice field in Borno State.

Message from the dead Borno farmers

That the slain Borno farmers did not get military clearance is an inconvenient truth, but the real error of judgement was taking the government at its word. In his inaugural speech on May 29, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the military chiefs – the same military chiefs there today – to relocate to the North East, the main theatre in the war on Boko Haram.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

Nigerian Army tasks religious leaders on counter terrorism narratives

The Nigerian Army has urged religious leaders to produce appropriate narratives that would counter the terrorists’ ideologies towards discouraging the young minds from accepting extremist ideologies.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Nigeria’ll put additional satellites in space – minister

The Federal government says it is now more determined put additional satellites in the orbit to enhance the realization of its developmental agenda for space technology.
Coach Salisu Yusuf gets support of Nigeria coaches association

NPFL: I respect every team – Rangers coach

Technical adviser to Rangers International, Salisu Yusuf, has said that he is not underestimating any team in the local league this season.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF, Enugu government join forces against acute malnutrition

In a bid to tackle rising cases of acute malnutrition among children in the state, the Enugu State Government in collaboration with the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has established three Centres for Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) in the State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Suspected bandits behead court staff in Kogi

It was a tale of horror and anguish in Bagana, Omala Local Government Area of kogi state as a court staff was beheaded on his farm in the early hours of Monday, November 30, 2020.
Izebhijie, who spoke to newsmen in Benin on Wednesday described scavenging business as lucrative, saying that youths could make up to N40,000 a month from sourcing of plastic waste for recycling companies.

Nigerian youths advised to take to ‘lucrative’ scavenging business

A polythene and polyester manufacturer in Edo, Marshal Izebhijie, says one veritable avenue for wealth creation among youths in the country, is for them to invest in scavenging.
The Minister of Women Affairs and co-chair of the project, Pauline Tallen said key stakeholders had been working towards a common goal of reaching the down trodden vulnerable women and households in 15 selected high burden

Nigerian government fumes over increase cases of gender-based violence

The Federal Government has expressed displeasure over the increasing cases of gender-based violence, vowing to address the problem with the support of the police and the judiciary.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a Kano-based community leader and renowned cleric, Muhammad Adahama, describing him as a “long-time friend, and an astute and courageous scholar.”

APC UK begs Nigerians not to give up on President Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) United Kingdom (UK) chapter, has pleaded with Nigerians not to give up on President Muhammadu Buhari, despite the humongous economic and security challenges currently facing the country.
The seven-man panel set up by Lagos State Government to probe police brutality cases in the state. (My celebrity and I)

Lagos panel throws out ‘SARS victim’s’ N300 m claim

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters Tuesday delivered its first judgment: it dismissed a petitioner’s N300million compensation claim.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) general secretary Mohammed Sanusi

WAFU U20 Tourney: NFF scribe charges Flying Eagles to be focused

The General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, on Monday paid a visit to the camp of the U20 National Boys Team, Flying Eagles, who are on the final leg of preparations for the WAFU B U20 Tournament.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Nigerian government plans health insurance package for senior citizens

Health minister Osagie Ehanire on Monday inaugurated a ministerial committee to work with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in developing the framework for the scheme.

Fugitive ex-Pension boss Abdulrasheed Maina arrested in Niger Republic

Operatives of intelligence service in a collaboration with men of anti-corruption agency in Nigeria on Monday evening, arrested Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, in a town in Niger Republic.
Nepal’s army is responsible for managing the bodies of coronavirus victims across the nation [Navesh Chitrakar-Reuters]

Nepal’s female soldiers break taboos to tackle coronavirus crisis

Four female soldiers in protective gear lift the body of a coronavirus victim at the Pashupati crematorium in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and hand it over to crematory workers – a scene unimaginable in the conservative country in recent years.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Crime rate grows as Amotekun battles funding, others

South-West Security Network, popularly known as Operation Amotekun, is battling with problems of funding and equipment in Ondo and Ekiti states, where it has commenced activities.
Barcelona

Barcelona confirm €122 million salary cuts, announce presidential election schedule

Barcelona have officially announced the club has ratified an agreement over a reduction in salary for players and staff, as well as confirming the schedule for the upcoming presidential election.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Digital economy, Musa Istifanus, has maintained that digital technology will help enhance the socio-economic development of the country by increasing the contribution of ICT to the GDP.

Official: Digital technology will enhance Nigeria’s socio-economic development

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Digital economy, Musa Istifanus, has maintained that digital technology will help enhance the socio-economic development of the country by increasing the contribution of ICT to the GDP.
The Minister of Women Affairs and co-chair of the project, Pauline Tallen said key stakeholders had been working towards a common goal of reaching the down trodden vulnerable women and households in 15 selected high burden

Minister begs police, judiciary for support in fight against gender-based violence

Gender based violence in Nigeria would not end without the support of both the police and the judiciary, the Minister of Woman Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has said.

Recent Stories

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

No official data of persons living with disability – minister

The Federal Government has said the country does not have an official data of persons living with disability, maintaining that the 25 million number being bandied around should be taken with a pinch of salt.
INEC Card Reader

Lagos bye-election: APC, PDP bicker over ‘vote buying’

Ahead of forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election that will hold on December 5, both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State have engaged each other on allegations of voting buying.
election inec nigeria

Borno holds bye-election for state assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno said it has concluded necessary preparations to hold bye-elections for the two vacant seats in the state House of Assembly on Saturday.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Governor Ortom: Nigeria leaders have abandoned path of truth

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday said Nigeria has been plunged into several security, socio-economic challenges because those entrusted with the leadership of the country have abandoned the path of truth, equity, fairness and justice.