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Karu Area Court jails ex-convict one year for stealing two phones

Karu Grade I Area Court in Abuja has sentenced a 35-year-old applicant, Simon Daddy, to one year in prison for stealing two hand phones. Presiding judge, Hassan Ishaq, sentenced Daddy without…

How to stop masquerade fiestas from fading away, by Abuja residents

Some lovers of masquerades have called for partnership with governments and the citizens to revive masquerade festivals as cultural entertainment rather than being regarded as fetish. The masquerade enthusiasts, who…

Borno commissioner donates cars to APC members in Hawul

The Borno State Commissioner for Housing and Rural Electrification, Dr. Haruna Mshellia, has donated seven Volkswagen saloon cars to All Progressive Congress (APC) members from Hawul Local Government area of…

NGO seeks govt support for fight against child labour

By Chinwendu Nnadozie / Snr Correspondent, Minna   Niger State Coordinator/Project Manager, Women Trafficking and Child Labour Education Foundation (WOTCLEF), Hajiya Habiba Halilu, has solicited the support of states and local…

Experts recommend liquid fertiliser to farmers

Some experts have recommended liquid organic fertiliser to farmers in the country, saying it was more environmentally-friendly to soil cultivation. They stated this in Abuja in separate interviews with newsmen…

Communities in Dekina determined to vote Jonathan, says Aduku

Communities in the Dekina Local Government area of Kogi State have expressed determination to support and vote for President Goodluck Jonathan in the Saturday Presidential election. Former Minister of State…

Expert urges govt to raise public awareness on glaucoma

A senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, Dr Osayande Osawe, has urged governments to increase people’s awareness to prevent blindness through glaucoma. He made the call…

Loud music, use of earphones have adverse effect on hearing’

Listening to loud music and use of earphones associated more with the youths have negative implications, according to the opinion of some Abuja residents. The residents observed in an interview…

Pankshin council boss tasks staff on commitment to work

Chairman of the Pankshin Local Government area of Plateau State, Mr Samuel Goar, has urged the council’s staff to be committed to work for the growth and development of the…

Emir of Daura inaugurates Kano city gates

The Emir of Daura in Katsina State, Alhaji Farouk Umar Farouk, has described the newly constructed Kano city gates as monuments to be preserved and safeguarded. He made the remark…

Concerned professionals endorse Jonathan, say N’East states safe for polls

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu / Correspondent, Bauchi   National Concerned Professionals (NCP), a group of Northern professionals, have declared that North Eastern states are safe and ready for the conduct of the…

VIO arrests, detains 30 over fake driver’s licence in Abuja

By Chibuzor Emejor  / Correspondent, Abuja   Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DTS) or Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, in collaboration with the Nigeria Police…

Land dispute: Stop intimidating us, Hayin Banki residents tell military

By Juliet Oyoyo / Special Correspondent, Kaduna   The Sardauna of Hayin Banki in Kaduna State, Alhaji Hassan Mahmud, has appealed to the military authorities in Kaduna to always maintain the…

Buhari never signed pact with anybody on gay marriage – Group

Buhari never signed pact with anybody on gay marriage – Group

By Chibuzor Emejor / Correspondent, Abuja A group, Buhari Volunteers Network (BVN),  has denied the allegation that the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, signed agreement with four Western…

Aliyu tasks Northern youth to emulate Sardauna’s legacies

Aliyu tasks Northern youth to emulate Sardauna’s legacies

By Chinwendu Nnadozie / Snr Correspondent, Minna   Northern youths have been challenged to imbibe the exemplary life style of love for others devoid of religious, tribal and political sentiments and…

Bauchi govt enjoins Christian pilgrims to pray for successful polls

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu / Correspondent, Bauchi   Bauchi State Government has enjoined the Batch ‘B’ 2014 intending Christian pilgrims to intensify their prayers for a successful conduct of the 2015 general elections…

2015: Nigerian voter now king of democracy, says Kaduna varsity don

A senior lecturer in the Political Science Department of Kaduna State University, Dr John Danfulani, has observed that the stiff competition among political parties in Nigeria has restored the voter’s…

Tax evasion by Northerners, cause of region’s challenges –Aliyu

By Chinwendu Nnadozie Snr Correspondent, Minna Niger State Governor and Chairman of Northern State Governors’ Forum (NSGF), Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has attributed developmental challenges facing Northern part of the country…

Abuja residents support polygamy as best form of marriage

Some residents of the federal Capital Territory (FCT) have lent their voices in support of polygamy as the best form of marriage, while calling for a legislation to protect those…

Sultan seeks solution to cattle breeders, crop farmers’ feud

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has reiterated the need for stakeholders to evolve measures to tackle the lingering problems between cattle breeders and crop farmers. The Sultan gave…

Emir of Hadejia restates traditional council’s support for police

The Jigawa State Council of Chiefs has restated its support to the police to enhance security in the state. The Emir of Hadejia, Alhaji Abubakar Adamu, said this when the…

I didn’t order removal of council chairmen – Wada

By Hamzat Baba / Special Correspondent, Lokoja   Kogi State Government has described as baseless, an allegation published in a newspaper that the government procured judgement to sack the local government…

Why some youth pierce their bodies, by Abuja residents

Some residents of Abuja have noted that piercing of ears and other parts of the body was common among the youths, who do it mostly as a fashion statement. A…

NIPPS has solutions to Nigerian security problems, says Onoja

By Onoja Audu / Correspondent, Jos    Former Military Administrator of Plateau and Katsina states who is also the President of the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI), retired Major-General…

Plateau: NDLEA destroys 4,000kg of drugs in Du village

By Onoja Audu /  Correspondent, Jos    National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Plateau State Command, has publicly destroyed 3,888 kilogrammes of drug in Du village of Jos South Local Government…

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