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Dogara tells Christians to fund their pilgrimage

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has challenged Christians to look up to God and not on government for the sustenance of Christian pilgrimage in Nigeria.

He said the decision of government from funding pilgrimage in Nigeria will redirect the attention of Christians from d [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016

Rights commission urges states to do more for IDPs

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has urged state governments with internally displaced persons, IDPs, to provide essential relief for immediate resettlement of displaced persons back to their states.

The commission which held a one-day stakeholders meeting to assess the state of IDPs [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016

3-time convict jailed for stealing fowls

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to one year imprisonment without option of fine by an Abuja Grade 1 Area court for stealing three fowls in Dutse Alhaji, Bwari Area Council.

Shabban Umar of Dutse Alhaji was convicted for joint act, criminal trespass and theft, offences contrary to Sections [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016

One satellite not enough for Nigeria

The Minister of Communications Technology, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has decried the fact that Nigeria has only one satellite in orbit while also kicking against news of the planned privatization of NigComSat.

The minister, who stated this when he visited the Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited, N [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

Population commission to begin area demarcation in 29 states

The chairman, National Population Commission, NPC, Chief Eze Duruiheoma, has disclosed that 1, 214 staff would be engaged as demarcators for the second phase of the Enumeration Area Demarcation, EAD, exercise in 29 states of the country.

Duruiheoma, who disclosed this in Abuja at a press confer [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

Council poll: FCT police boss reads riot act to troublemakers

FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu, has warned potential trouble makers to be wary of any crisis during and after the March 19 area council poll as they will be appropriately dealt with.

Inalegwu at a town hall meeting with representatives of political parties, religious leaders, y [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

NCC rolls out 8-point agenda for improved service

The Nigeria Communication Commission, NCC, has rolled out an 8-point agenda with quality service as top of the agenda.

Addressing journalists at a one-day interactive session in Kano, Executive Vice Chairman NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta, said the commission is saddled with the responsibility of ensu [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016

Rights group faults Lai Mohammed on weapons for military

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has faulted the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for his offensive comments on the quality of weapons in use by Nigeria in the ongoing counter-terror war.

In a media statement jointly signed by HURIWA national coo [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016


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