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The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has condemned the abduction of 317 school children in Zamfara state, regretting that in spite of assurances from the federal government that it will end banditry and kidnappings, the lives of Nigerians are becoming more endangered everyday.
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF), has cried to President Muhammdu Buhari over the spate of killings and kidnapping ravaging the region, lamenting that children of the zone now get scared of going to school in order not to be kidnapped.
The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, has denied appointing social media celebrity, Tonto Dike, as its Peace Ambassador.
“When Makinde was to contest, I was the one that presented the flag to him and a red pen. It is a higher authority that hangs your rank, a senior officer hangs the rank of a junior officer, that means he saw me as a leader at the time I was giving him the flag at Ogbomoso," Fayose said recently, adding that Makinde was only 32 years of age when he (Fayose) first became Governor of Ekiti in 2003.
Zimbabwe is set to receive a further 800,000 doses of the Covid-19 jab from China, indicating the “excellent relationship” between the two nations and the Asian giant’s willingness to give the southern African state “preferential treatment” amidst a global “stampede” for vaccines, Zimbabwe’s presidential spokesman George Charamba is quoted by the state-owned Herald newspaper as saying.
Niger opposition leader Mahamane Ousmane has claimed that he narrowly won the country's presidential election, as fresh violence erupted a day after official results gave victory to his rival by a wide margin.
Presidential advisor on health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, who made this known says the move will help with monitoring and also encourage more Ghanaians to avail themselves for the vaccination, which comes at no cost.
An Iranian government newspaper warned on Tuesday that overly radical actions in the nuclear wrangling with the West may lead to the country’s isolation after Tehran ended snap inspections by United Nations inspectors.
Applications have just opened for a new round of a Google-funded scheme to help media organisations in the African region improve their revenues – as tech giants fight it out with Australia about funding news.
Marcus Rashford has paid tribute to debutant Shola Shoretire after the teenager made his first senior appearance for Manchester United on Sunday, saying the club’s willingness to hand youth stars opportunities was “in our DNA”.
Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s willingness to privatize the nation’s existing refineries and other assets to revamp the country’s economy.
Armed bandits terrorising some local government areas and communities in Niger State have promised to release all the kidnapped victims in their captivity.
Niger state government has ruled out paying any ransom for 42 students and staff abducted from Government Science Secondary School, Kagara.
The Biden administration on Tuesday said everything possible must be done to stop Ebola outbreaks in the African nations of Guinea and Democratic Republic of Congo before they become large epidemics.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, advocated for stiffer penalties for anyone caught in possession of firearm not legally procured in Nigeria.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has expressed his administration’s willingness to collaborate with hunters to curb insecurity in the state.
The Association of Telecommunications Companies in Nigeria, ATCON, says Nigeria requires over N15 trillion to bridge the infrastructure funding gap for the telecom/ICT industry.
US President Joe Biden said he won’t lift sanctions against Iran as long as the Islamic republic is not adhering to its nuclear deal commitments.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Sunday the US must “completely lift” sanctions first, followed by verification by Tehran, before the Islamic republic returns to its nuclear deal commitments.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has raised concern about the activities of criminal but assured residents that his administration is working hard with the security agencies and stakeholders to ensure that the ugly incidences are dealt with.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.
Real Madrid are open to the prospect of selling Raphael Varane to Manchester United this summer amid his reluctance to sign a new contract, The Mirror reports.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers will not be drawn into any criticism of his players.
The new head of the World Trade Organisation threw her support behind long-fruitless efforts among member countries to agree on fisheries subsidies that could reduce overfishing, calling the efforts a top priority as she took office on Monday.
The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, its South-East counterpart, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, among others, yesterday, condemned stoppage of the supply of foodstuffs and cattle to the south from the north by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and cattle Dealers of Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Saturday, be among the key national figures to receive the first dosage of Oxford Astra-Zeneca COVID- 19 vaccines scheduled to arrive Abuja Tuesday.
Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram, has been in darkness for about a month now since suspected Boko Haram members damaged power lines along Maiduguri-Damaturu road.
Multiple Oando shareholders challenge SEC as court restrains commission from carrying out actions against...
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was slammed another lawsuit by displeased shareholders of Oando PLC at the Federal High Court Kano on Friday, February 19, 2021. The shareholders filed for an interim order restraining SEC, its agents or representatives from acting on its May 31, 2019 letter sanctioning the Management of Oando.
Assailants killed a dozen people in two overnight attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army, a witness and a local rights group said on Wednesday, blaming an Islamist militia.
UNICEF representative in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkins has described the release of 27 students abducted by gunmen in a government school at Kagara, Niger State over a week ago as a relief.