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Ganduje urges FG ‎to increase ex-servicemen’s pension

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Monday called on the Federal Government to increase the pension allocation to ex-servicemen in order to alleviate their sufferings. Ganduje made this call on the occasion of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day held...

Aregbesola assures civil servants of full salaries

The Osun State Government has assured civil servants in the state of its readiness to pay them their monthly salaries in full. The Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Bola Oyebamiji, gave the assurance during a meeting with staff of the ministry...

NDE trains 2,000 in vocational skills in Ondo

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Ondo State, says 2,000 unemployed people are currently benefitting from a special vocational skills training to reduce unemployment in the state.   The NDE State Coordinator, Mr Mayowa Aliu, who stated this on Tuesday at...

Customs distributes rice worth N3.79b to IDPs in Northeast

The Nigeria Customs Service has distributed 252,666 (50kg) bags of rice worth N3.79 billion in the last 22 months to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Northeast and Benin in Edo State. The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Mr...

Teenager drowns in river in Osun

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command, on Thursday discovered the dead body of a teenage boy who drowned in a river in Osogbo. The spokesman of the command, Mr Babawale Afolabi, told newsmen in Osogbo...

FG establishes reception centre in Port Harcourt for Libya returnees

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Friday, said a reception centre has been established in Port Harcourt for 5,037 Nigerians being evacuated from Libya. Onyeama said on his Twitter handle@geoffreyonyeama the returnees would be formally received and profiled at the...

ANA to collaborate with Copyright Commission, others to curb piracy

The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) said it will collaborate with the Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC) and the Reproduction Right Society of Nigeria to curb piracy in the country. The ANA President, Mr Abdullahi Denja, said in Lagos on Friday...

Insurgency: Foundation presents foodstuff to widows, others

  A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Janna Health Foundation (JHF), has presented assorted food items, detergents and mosquito nets to over 100 widows and orphans affected by insurgency in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa. Presenting the items at a ceremony in...

Children under attack at “shocking scale” around world

UNICEF said attacks on children in conflict zones around the world reached a shocking scale in 2017. “Children are being targeted and exposed to attacks and brutal violence in their homes, schools and playgrounds,” said Manuel Fontaine, Unicef Director of...

Shell gives 35 N/Delta youths N14m grant to start business

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has given cheques of N14 million to 35 graduates in its 2017 Regional LiveWIRE Entrepreneurial Programme. The event took place in Effurun, Delta State where each of the beneficiaries got N400,000 as a business...

Nigeria’s labour force increases to 85m in Q3 – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said the country’s labour population increased from 83.9 million in the second quarter to 85.1 million in the third quarter of 2017. The NBS stated this in “Unemployment and Under Employment Report from...

Kogi commences payment of 4-month salary arrears

The Kogi State Government on Friday commenced payment of workers’ salary arrears from September to December by 60 per cent. This is contained in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Finance, Mr Idris Asiru issued to newsmen in Lokoja....

Aregbesola pays tributes to Osun workers

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has commended the state’s workers for their selfless services, inspite of the prevailing economic challenges in the country. Aregbesola gave the commendation in Osogbo on Thursday at a lecture organised  to commemorate his  seventh  year...

ASUU donates N5m food items to IDPs in Borno

   The Bayero University, Kano (BUK) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has donated food items worth N5 million to persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno.   The Chairman of the association, Dr Ibrahim Barde, made...

5 Corps members receive Kano State Honours Award

Five Corps members who completed their one year mandatory service in Kano state have on Thursday received the state’s Honours Award. The state NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Ladan Baba, disclosed this on the passing out of the 2016 Batch ‘B’ Stream...

Aisha Buhari inaugurates youths, women centre in Kano

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has inaugurated Aisha Buhari Skills Acquisition Centre for women and youths aimed at eradicating drug and youth restiveness among the younger generation. Mrs Buhari who performed the inaugural ceremony in Kano, also...

65% of Nigerian graduates lack appropriate mindset to face challenges

Cyriacus Ajaelu, a Clinical Psychologist at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, said 65 per cent of Nigerian graduates lack the   mindset to face challenges because they lack the right orientation. Ajaelu made the observation in Awka on Tuesday. He said Nigerian...

Kano empowers over 50,000 youths in two years 

The Kano State Government has empowered no fewer than 50,000 youths with various skills through training programmes across the 44 local government areas of the state  since 2015. The Senior Special Assistant to Governor  Abdullahi Ganduje, Malam Adamu Unguwargini, disclosed...

Germany to deport 1,500 Gambians

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has confirmed a total of 1,500 Gambians who landed in Germany without documentation will be deported, a joint news conference in Banjul stated. Steinmeier said this during his official visit to the West African country that...

UN agency requires $1.1b for 2018 North-East interventions

The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) said it requires $1.1 billion to fund the 2018 humanitarian interventions in North-East. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr Edward Kallon, told newsmen in Maiduguri that the agency had concluded arrangements to...

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Obasanjo successfully completes PhD programme at NOUN

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is among 14,771 persons expected to receive honours at the 7th convocation of the National Open University of Nigeria...