The 19 Northern states chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said that Boko Haram insurgents beheaded the Adamawa State chairman of the association, Reverend Lawan Andimi because the clergy refused to be converted to Islam
Suspected armed robbers burnt to death in Akwa Ibom
Four suspected armed robbers were on Tuesday night burnt to ashes while trying to rob a pregnant woman at Abak road Boulevard, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital.
Nigeria gets 95, 000 slots for Hajj 2020
Saudi Arabia authorities have retained 95, 000 slot allocation for Nigeria pilgrims in 2020 Hajj. Similar allocation was appropriated to hajj commission in 2019 operation. Head of Public Affairs, National hajj Commission, Fatima Usara, said that the allocation was part of an agreement reached between officials of hajj commission and Saudi authorities. According to Usara,…
Bayelsa poll: Four journalists escape death after boat capsizes
A boat conveying journalists across flooded parts of Sampou community on Nun River in Kolokuma Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa capsized and threw the four occupants into the water. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the boat was carrying four journalists covering the governorship elections, including its correspondent. The journalists were returning from…
Rights group writes NHRC, U.S. over detention of journalists in Cross River
A political pressure group, Concerned Nigerians, has urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the United States (U.S.) to commence an investigation into the growing clampdown on press freedom and freedom of expression in Cross River State.
Minimum Wage: Reps commends FG, Labour for averting strike
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Compliance, Mr Dennis Idahosa, has commended the Federal Government and organised labour over the peaceful resolution on the full implementation of the new national minimum wage.
P&ID: Nigeria to appeal against payment of $200m deposit
Nigeria Wednesday instructed its lawyers to appeal against the payment of $200 million US dollars payment which was a condition for the granting of the stay of execution in the $9.6bn award in favour of Process and Industrial Development Limited. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this in Abuja noted that the…
Nigerian migrants struggle to reintegrate after Libya ordeal
Emerging from her ordeal, Gloria considers herself "privileged". Last year, the 26-year-old left Nigeria with four other women, dreaming of a better life in Europe.
Aregbesola looks to technology for faster processing of Nigerian passport
The minister of interior Rauf Aregbesola has thrown his weight behind technology for the faster processing of the Nigerian passport. "With technology, it is possible to process and obtain the passport within 48 hours, if the application does not have any issues. Nigerian passport should be available within 48 hours maximum after application and at…
How Nigeria lost $9.6b gas contract award suit in UK
The Irish gas firm involved in the $9.6 billion asset controversy with Nigeria at the weekend blamed President Muhammadu Buhari’s government for the nation’s precarious situation in the matter.
AFRIMA unveils sixth edition nominees
African Union (AU) and the international committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) unveiled the nominees’ list (regional category) for the 6th edition of the awards yesterday in Lagos.