Public outcry: FG slashes State House clinic budget

The Nigerian government has allocated N1.03 billion to the State House Medical Centre for its recurrent and capital expenditure in the 2018 budget estimates, representing a huge slash compared to the facility’s budgets in the last three years. According to

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Anambra election latest: Voters’ turnout impressive

The Anambra governorship election has witnessed impressive turnout of voters at most of the polling units, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. NAN correspondents who monitored the exercise on Saturday in the three senatorial zones of the state report that voters were

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Group declares support for Atiku

A group known as the Concerned Citizens for Atiku, CC4A, has declared support for a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, to run for president in 2019. Although, the former number two citizen is yet to formally declare his intention, the

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230 Nigerians get UN peacekeepers medal

At least 230 Nigerian peacekeeping troops serving under the United Nations Mission in Liberia, UNMIL, have been awarded the United Nations peacekeepers medal. The UNIMIL, which announced the awards in a statement on Friday, said the peace keepers were conferred

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Guardiola demands more from players

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday he was keen to wring further improvement from his table-topping squad, sending a stark warning to a chasing pack that is already struggling to stay in touch. The Spaniard last year endured

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Alake to Adams: Aare Ona Kakanfo title a big challenge

The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, on Friday stressed the enormity of the responsibilities of the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, saying the title was a big challenge. Gbadebo, who was celebrating his 12th anniversary on the throne, made

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Journalists as endangered species

By Yemi Esho, Abuja Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence – Leonardo da Vinci Journalists or the media by the nature of their job are exposed to various forms of danger. They want and must report the news to

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CHAN 2018: Eagles to tackle Libya, others

Nigeria will tackle 2014 champions, Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea in the group stage at the 5th African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco. The biennial football championship will take place from January 13 – February 04, 2018. The matches

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Italy buries 26 ‘drowned’ Nigerian women

The 26 young Nigerian women, who drowned during a migrant crossing from Libya, were honoured yesterday with an interfaith funeral, closing out a gruesome new chapter in the years-long tragedy of desperate migrants trying to reach Europe and dying along

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FG budgets N158m for generator fuel at power ministry

The Federal Government is proposing to spend a total of N158m for the maintenance and fuelling of generators at the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. According to the budget proposal for the ministry in the 2018 Appropriation Bill

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