40 teams for Kaduna polo centenary tournament

A total of 40 teams from the country are participating in the Kaduna Polo centenary tournament scheduled for Oct. 13, to Oct. 25. President of the club, Suleiman Abubakar (Walin Keffi) said during a press briefing on Thursday in Kaduna. Abubakar said the tournament would take place at the polo club in Murtala Mohammed Square […]

Zuma FM Radio Flags Off Annual Crop Planting Season

] Zuma FM held a six hour live interactive session with farmers to flag off the annual planting season. Zuma 88.5 FM, a community radio station based in Suleja, holds an annual event called the Zuma Agricultural Harvest Festival to celebrate agriculture and provide a platform for exhibitions, support and agro-business education for rural farmers […]

Niger Gov’s wife flags off 2018 anti measels campaign

The wife of the Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello has flagged off the Measles Campaign 2018 at the Makera Ward of Chanchaga Local Government Area,Niger State. The yearly program will see children between 9months to 5 years are to receive the Free single dose Measles Vaccine at PHC’s across the state. She also […]

Addressing the rumors on immunization in Nigeria

Opinion piece by Dr Shola Dele-Olowu, Public health specialist Let us be honest for a moment, rumors thrive and spread quickly in Nigeria because of our love for ‘gist’ and all things sensational.  It has been said ‘rumors are the spice of life’. If they could talk, social media like Whatsapp and Facebook, would let […]

FG condemns London terrorist attack

NAN;The Federal Government on Sunday condemned the deadly terrorist attacks on Central London Bridge and the Borough market in “the strongest terms” and voiced its deep condolence to the relatives and victims of the attack. Seven people died in the attack in central London on Saturday night and 48 were injured. The Foreign Affairs Ministry […]

OPEC to legalise oil cut with non-OPEC – Barkindo

NAN; Following the success of the second joint Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC meetings, the two organisation are presently looking into legalising their new found relationship, says OPEC Secretary-General, Mr Mohammed Barkindo. Barkindo said this in an interview to highlight the successes of the second OPEC and non-OPEC joint meeting in May, […]

West Africa’s Sahel states seek $56m EU aid to battle Jihadists

  NAN; The countries of West Africa’s Sahel region are requesting 50 million euros ($56 million) from the EU to set up a multinational force to battle Jihadists,  Mali’s military chief said on Saturday. The vast, arid zone has in recent years become a breeding ground for jihadist groups – some linked to al Qaeda […]

Petrol sells for N155 in Kano

NAN; Some marketers in Kano State have increased petrol price from the official N145 per litre to between N153 and N155 per litre.It is even more expensive in the black market, selling at between N850 and N900 per four litres. The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports that the situation is worse outside the state capital […]

Death of IDPs and aid workers in Rann, a monumental loss – Gen TY Danjuma

  The Chairman of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative PCNI, General TY Danjuma RTD has described as tragic, the death of civilians that occurred due to the accidental bombing by the Nigerian Air Force in Rann, Kala Balge, Borno State. He said the monumental loss at the camp in Rann, was not […]

EFCC denies removal of Magu

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has debunked rumours that its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, has been removed from office. A national newspaper, the Guardian, on Saturday reported that President Muhammadu Buhari removed Magu. “Not true”, spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said in response to an SMS enquiry by the […]