The Kwara House of Assembly on Wednesday urged Gov. AbdulFatah Ahmed to as a matter of urgency release the N300 million accreditation fund meant for the courses in all the state owned tertiary institutions. Alhaji Jimoh Akanni-AbdulRahman, the Chairman, House Committee on Education, made the appeal in an interview with newsmen in llorin. He said …
The United Arab Emirates has pledged 500 million dollars (1.84 billion dirhams) to support a UN humanitarian scheme for Yemen, official WAM news agency reported on Wednesday. The aid will go to the UN 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP), which aims to reach more than 13 million underprivileged Yemenis in the war-torn country, according …
A referendum on Ireland’s strict constitutional position on abortion will be held on Friday May 25, the Government has confirmed.
The Police Command in Zamfara on Wednesday confirmed the killing of three persons at Bawan Daji village in Anka Local Government Area of the state.
The Command’s Spokesman, DSP Mohammed Shehu, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Gusau that the killing was carried out by gunmen.
Shehu said the gunmen who came in large numbers attacked the village in the early hours of Wednesday shooting repeatedly, which led to the death of the three persons.
He said the villagers who were taken unawares were quick to alert a nearby mobile police patrol team which came and engaged the bandits in a gun battle.
The PPRO said the policemen overpowered the bandits and many of them escaped with gunshot wounds.
He urged members of the public to be on alert to report to the nearest authority anyone seen with bullet wounds and seeking medical attention.
Shehu said normalcy had returned to the affected village with people going about their normal businesses.
Eromosele Abiodun with agency reports
The whistle-blower at the heart of the Facebook data scandal engineered by embattled data analysis firm, Cambridge Analytica, Christopher Wylie, has named the Israeli firm that hacked into President Muhammadu Buhari’s private medical and financial records via his emails, in a bid to scare voters and sway the 2015 election in favour of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Wylie, while giving evidence Tuesday before the British Commons Culture Select Committee, which is investigating fake news, revealed that Cambridge Analytica used the services of an Israeli private intelligence firm, Black Cube, to undermine the Nigerian elections in 2015 by spreading propaganda to demoralise voters.
He claimed that SCL Elections, Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, had been involved in a project in Nigeria in 2015, which involved hacking the private information of Buhari, who was running for president.
He also claimed Aggregate I.Q (AIQ), a digital…
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Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
Citing the Nigerian Constitution and the constitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday shocked his party members when he raised objections to the plan to extend the tenure of elected and appointed executives of the ruling party at all levels, including its National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, by one year, possibly saving the party from the series of lawsuits that would have arisen from the extra year handed the executives.
Rising from its meeting last month, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the APC said that it had extended the tenure of its national leadership and that of its state executive committees in breach of the party’s constitution.
The constitution of the party makes no provision for the extension of its…
Uche Usim, Abuja
Plans of having a national airline and a sound Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in the country crystallized, on Wednesday morning, when Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said a Transaction Advisers for the projects would be unveiled, on Thursday, at the 4th Aviation Stakeholders Forum, in Abuja.
Other major projects in the sector for which the Transaction Advisers will be unveiled are; concession of the four International Airports (Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano) Agro-allied and cargo terminals, development of Aerotropolis (Airport Cities) and establishment of an aviation leasing company.
The Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs of the Ministry, James Odaudu, made the disclosure in a statement, in Abuja, on Wednesday morning.
He said, “The Federal Government, in pursuance of its resolve to carry along all critical players in the aviation industry in the formulation and execution of its programmes, will this week unveil…
President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines has opened a new front in his war on drugs, targeting fake over-the-counter medicines to try to stem the spread of counterfeit paracetamol, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has said that government and people of the state remained committed to a united Nigeria.
The Police Command in Niger says it has deployed 1,900 security personnel to ensure hitch-free Easter celebrations in the state.