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Drama as Arewa Youths Withdraw Quit Notice

The Coalition of Northern Groups on Thursday withdrew the quit notice given to Igbos living in the northern part of the country. The groups had in June ordered the people of South East extraction to leave the North by October 1. However, the youths asked the Federal Government to create an opportunity for the Igbos to hold a referendum on ... Read More »

Why I am acting in London Edition of SARO -Kunle Afolayan

Award-winning Film Maker and Actor, Kunle Afolayan has revealed that he decided to join the cast of Saro, the Nigerian musical which will be taking London by storm all through this week, because he wanted to challenge himself. He noted that it had been about 12 years since he last featured on a stage production with Mr Wanle Akinboboye and ... Read More »

Illegal Recruitment: Senate to Accelerate Passage of Existing Vacancies Bill, Says Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate will accelerate the passage of the Existing Vacancies in the Federal Civil Service (Prohibition) Bill, once it resumes in September. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said that the Bill, which is currently due for Second Reading, will ... Read More »

Rwandan Private Schools closing down as Students now Prefer Public Schools

Private Schools in Rwanda at now in deep trouble as Public schools record more enrolment based on improved  investment and massive government  support. A report by Daily Nation says desperate proprietors who face closure of their institutions are now asking the government to sponsor students in private schools at public rates. But the government has rejected the idea. The “problem” ... Read More »

Buhari’s home Office is same with Real Office-Femi Adesina (Watch video)

The Special Adviser to Mr. President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Tuesday said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s office at home is a replica of the regular office. He confirmed that the President’s real office is undergoing renovation and so he is working from his office at home which is still within the Presidential Villa. He said it was ... Read More »

States, stakeholders should take proactive measure on flooding-Saraki

As the raining season is underway across Nigeria, President of the Senate has called on States across the Federation to take proactive measures to mitigate against and minimize the risk of flooding in their areas. In a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, Saraki stated that recent reports show that as many ... Read More »

We no longer issue visas to Nigerians-Dutch Embassy

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nigeria, on Tuesday, reminded Nigerians that it was no longer in the business of issuing them visas. The Embassy’s Charge d’ Affaires, Mr Michel Deleen, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the Embassy had since 2013 swapped its visa issuance processes in Nigeria. Deleen said that the Embassy ... Read More »

Rivers State to Host 2017 Editors’ Conference

Rivers State will host this year’s edition of the All Nigeria Editors’ Conference (ANEC 2017) which holds in Port Harcourt from Wednesday, September 20 to Sunday, September 24. ANEC is the annual flagship conference of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE). This year’s event themed: Nigerian Media – Balancing Professionalism, Advocacy and Business will also have an extraordinary convention to ... Read More »

6-Minute Broadcast: Buhari calls for unity, glad to be home (Read Transcript )

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the unity of Nigeria noting that Nigerian unit was settled and negotiable. The full speech reads My dear citizens, I am very grateful to God and to all Nigerians for their prayers. I am pleased to be back on home soil among my brothers and sisters. In the course of my stay in the ... Read More »

Charly Boy Pens Buhari a Welcome Back Letter

Musician and Activist Charly Boy has penned a letter to welcome President Buhari, he wrote We are glad that you have finally returned to the country our dear president. __________ We are glad that you listened to the yearnings of patriotic Nigerians who consider your prolonged absence from the country an aberration. Indeed, you are a man who listens to ... Read More »