No bomb blast in Bauchi NYSC Camp – Gov, NEMA

No bomb blast in Bauchi NYSC Camp – Gov, NEMA

Reports of a bomb blast at the Bauchi orientation camp for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) turned out to be untrue after all. Both Governor Isa Yuguda and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) moved swiftly to deny any attack on the orientation camp. The unconfirmed report, which surfaced on social media around 2.00pm […]

Nigeria may not meet 2015 EFA goal, says FG

Nigeria may not meet 2015 EFA goal, says FG

With just three years left, indication has emerged that the hope of eradicating illiteracy in the country by 50 per cent in the year 2015 under the Education for All (EFA) goal programme may have dimmed as Federal Government Tuesday expressed worries that Nigeria may be the only country in Sub-Sahara Africa that will not […]

FG to regularize appointment of Unity Schools

FG to regularize appointment of Unity Schools

The appointment of about 1000 teachers who are engaged under the Parents Teacher Association (PTA) scheme teaching across the 104 Federal Colleges otherwise known as Unity Schools has been regularized by the Federal Government. This was as Committee members sent to the North-East and North-West parts of the country where the activities of the dreaded […]

FG has political will to revive Federal Unity Colleges says Wike

FG has political will to revive Federal Unity Colleges says Wike

Minister of State for Education, Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike has declared that the Federal Government has the political will to revive the 104 Federal Unity Colleges. Wike, who spoke at the Federal Ministry of Education headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday while receiving the reports of the Needs Assessment Committees for the Federal Government Colleges said […]

Police deploy more men in Kano

Police deploy more men in Kano

The Nigeria police are to deploy more men in Kano State in order to effectively cover the 15 million people that live in the state. The State Command is of the view that the 7000 rank and file policemen in Kano State is grossly inadequate because of the size of the state and the security […]

Boko Haram: South-West Muslims want national conference

Boko Haram: South-West Muslims want national conference

The Muslims community in the South-West has called for the convocation of a National Conference with every sector participating, stating that it would go a long way to determine the way forward for the country. Speaking under the aegis of Federation of Ahlus-Sunnah Organizations in Nigeria (FASON) at a press conference held at the Oja’ba […]

Corruption: Omisore blames pressure from electorate

Corruption: Omisore blames pressure from electorate

Former Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has blamed the wave of corruption among members of the National Assembly on pressures by their constituents for democracy dividends. Omisore, fielding questions from journalists yesterday after featuring on Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Ibadan monthly lecture titled, “ Dividends of Democracy: Are Nigerians Being […]

Fuel subsidy: EFCC uncovers more fraud

Fuel subsidy: EFCC uncovers more fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has confirmed the fears of many that the management of fuel is fraught with fraud with its discovery of multiple abuses in the scheme. The anti-graft agency said it uncovered a scheme whereby some of the vessels oil marketers claimed to have been used in the importation of […]

Constitution review will ensure unity – Jonathan

Constitution review will ensure unity – Jonathan

Remaking the 1999 Constitution to reflect the current realities in the country and strengthen social contracts between the disparate parts and nationalities will ensure the long-term unity of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan has said. Receivingthe Report of the Justice Alfa Belgore-led Committee on the Review of Outstanding Constitutional Issues at the State House, Abuja, the […]

Insecurity affects Nigeria’s image abroad

Insecurity affects Nigeria’s image abroad

Unless Nigeria is able to tackle the state of insecurity across the country, its image on the global scale will continue to suffer, the former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku has said. According to Anyaoku who led a delegation of the Presidential Advisory Council on Foreign Relations to present two books on the country’s foreign […]


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