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NJC seeks continuation of Justice Ademola probe at A’court

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The National Judicial Council has appealed against a judgment which stopped it from inviting Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court for investigation over a petition written against him. Justice John Tsoho,

Desertification: 55,000 tree seedlings to be planted in Jigawa

Oil Palm Seedlings Jama’atu Nasrul Islam (JNI) in Jigawa, has concluded arrangement to plant 55,000 tree seedlings across the state to control desertification. The JNI Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Babangida, made the statement on Monday in an interview with the News

Kudos, knocks as Nigerians react to Buhari’s broadcast

Nigerians on Monday were diverse in their opinions on Buhari’s first broadcast to Nigerians after a 104-day medical vacation in the United Kingdom. While some described the speech as all encompassing, others saw it as lacking in matters that affected

Raji was compassionate, loyal – Aregbesola

Late Lateef Raji The Governor of Osun State, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday described the late Lateef Raji, who was a commissioner in the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, as a compassionate man who touched many lives. Aregbesola gave the

Sane People Will Rejoice Over Buhari’s Return – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has expressed gratitude to God for the health and safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari. He also stated that regardless of the party one belongs to, it would be insane for anyone to be unhappy

Don’t be distracted, revive economy, NUPENG tells Buhari

Success Nwogu and Hanafi Afeez The National Chairman, Petroleum Tanker Drivers’ Branch of  the National Union of  Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers,  Chief Salmon Oladiti, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to be distracted but remain focused on how to

Hajj: Saudi apologises to Nigeria for beating 2 pilgrims

Mecca Saudi Arabia on Monday apologised to the Federal Government over an alleged maltreatment of two pilgrims by its security agents in Medina. The Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Mohammad Albijawi, gave the apology on behalf of the Royal

I Am Grateful To Nigerians – Aisha Buhari

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has expressed gratitude to Nigerians for prayers offered for the recovery of her husband. She made this known on Monday in a tweet after the President’s return from the UK where he was undergoing

Man stoned to death for adultery

Taliban militants on Monday stoned to death a man on charges of having extra-marital relations with a woman in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province, a local official said. “The incident took place in a Taliban controlled area of Raghistan district,” district governor

Lagos Seeks Support Of Ikorodu Division On CLI

Dr. Babatunde Adejare, Lagos State Commissioner for Environment. In its continued efforts of seeking understanding and acceptance of Lagosians on the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) as an innovation in solid waste management, the Lagos State Government has taken the advocacy

Dogara Acknowledges Buhari’s Letter Of Resumption

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, has acknowledged the receipt of a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari notifying the House of his resumption of duties. The receipt of the letter was confirmed on Monday in a statement

Labour threatens Zamfara govt with strike

Nigeria Labour Congress Zamfara state chapter, has given the government 21-day ultimatum to meet workers demands or face “total strike action.” The state chairman of the NLC, Malam Bashir Mafara, made the announcement on Monday in Gusau while addressing newsmen

NGO trains 50 on HIV prevention in Nasarawa

HIV/AIDS The Beacon of Youth Initiative (BYI), an NGO, says it has trained 50 health workers on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS in Nasarawa State. The Executive Director and Programme Manager of the organisation, Mr Okolo

PHOTOS: Ambode Attends NBA Annual General Conference

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday attended the opening ceremony of the 2017 annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). The event which took place at the Landmark Centre, Oniru, Lagos, had many dignitaries and top