Thursday, 30th November 2023

Yakubu Gowon

19 Oct
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria has sent warm greetings to former Head of State, retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on his 89th birthday.
19 Aug
Former Head of State, General Dr. Yakubu Gowon(Rtd) has described Chief Edwin Clark as one of the greatest Nigerians that made effort to bring about genuine reconciliation between the North...
13 Aug
Leaders and stakeholders in the North Central geo-political zone have planned a grand reception in honour of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume.
22 May
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has urged the Federal Government to review the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to reflect the demands of the current reality in Nigeria. Atiku stated this on Monday as Nigeria celebrates the 50th anniversary of the NYSC scheme which was founded on the 22nd of May 1973 by the former…
17 May
Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Tuesday said his administration established the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) to foster unity and peaceful co-existence of Nigeria at a period when the country was just recovering and at a low ebb.
9 May
Kebbi State Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs. Agatha Okolo, has urged corps members serving in the state to emulate their predecessors in areas of community development, healthcare, education, agriculture and environmental sanitation.
13 Apr
Africa is in need of dreamers that will transcend national boundaries and transform the lives of its people. It is a sober fact that Africans remain the poorest humans living in the richest portion of the earth.
7 Apr
When the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, was commissioned by General Yakubu Gowon’s regime in 1972, sports journalists and administrators across the globe called it ‘the new Mecca of sports’.
4 Apr
It is no longer news that Nigerian youths agitate for their rights with some in various parts of the country crying of being grossly marginalised, particularly by the older generation who form the bulk of the country's leaders.
29 Mar
Policy development in civilised societies never occurs in a vacuum. There is always a trigger, which could be one or a combination of factors. These include, but are not restricted to, political, economic, social, technological, environmental, legal factors...
18 Mar
Eminent personalities, yesterday, graced the funeral service of Mrs. Hilda Victoria Joanne Adefarasin. They included former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) and his wife, Dolapo; Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu .
24 Jan
This is the season of high-wire politicking, and some contenders and wannabes are talking tough on rescuing Nigeria from ruin once they are elected as the country’s President.


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The military beefed up security around INEC’s headquarters in Lokoja on Wednesday following a siege laid on the premises by a mob. Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Mr Bethrand Onuoha invited the military to the INEC office after the mob laid the siege. Onuoha alerted the Commander, 12 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Haruna…
28 mins ago
An Indian national has been charged with plotting to assassinate a Sikh separatist leader on US soil, the Justice Department said on Wednesday, alleging an Indian government official was also involved in the planning. The Justice Department unsealed murder-for-hire charges against Nikhil Gupta, 52, "in connection with his participation in a foiled plot to assassinate…
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Late US diplomat Henry Kissinger was a "great statesman" who will be "greatly missed," UK foreign minister David Cameron said on Thursday, while fellow former prime minister Tony Blair paid tribute to "an artist" of diplomacy. "Most saddened to hear that Henry Kissinger has passed away," Cameron wrote on X, formerly Twitter. "He was a…
33 mins ago
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ogun Area 1 Command, said it intercepted 975 ammunitions concealed in five bags of rice along the palace/Ayetoro road in Imeko Afon Local Government of the state. The acting Area Controller, Mr Ahmadu Shuaibu, told newsmen on Wednesday in Idiroko, Ogun. According to him, the seizure made on Nov. 27…
44 mins ago
The Kremlin said Thursday that President Vladimir Putin would hold a press conference on December 14 looking back on 2023, his first annual briefing since large-scale hostilities erupted in Ukraine. Putin usually holds two highly-orchestrated, marathon public events each year -- a phone-in show with Russians from across the country, and a press conference that…
48 mins ago
A German court on Thursday sentenced a Gambian man to life in prison over his participation in a death squad that assassinated opponents of former dictator Yahya Jammeh, including an AFP journalist. Bai Lowe was convicted of crimes against humanity, murder and attempted murder for his role as a driver for the hit squad known…
50 mins ago
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has urged the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to provide navigation equipment and facilities at Hajj departure centres across the country. Malam Mousa Ubandawaki, Deputy Director, Information and Publication, NAHCON, in a statement, said the acting Chairman of the commission, Jalal Arabi, made the call when he…
52 mins ago
Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show stars Pere Egbi and Mercy Eke, Pere has taken to his social media platform to set the record straight. Fans had been abuzz with excitement, speculating on a blossoming romance between Pere and Mercy after witnessing their seemingly close bond during the recently concluded BBNaija All Stars show. However,…
56 mins ago
Nigerian comedy maestro AY Makun and his wife, Mabel, are basking in the joy of reaching a remarkable milestone—15 years of marital bliss. The celebrated couple, known for their enduring love story, took to social media to express their gratitude and affection for each other on this special occasion. AY Makun, a prominent figure in…
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The European Parliament and EU member states agreed draft new rules on Thursday that are intended to protect journalists and activists from abusive lawsuits used to silence public criticism. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on X, formerly Twitter, that she welcomed the agreement to "protect those who try to reveal inconvenient truths".…