Rahaf, Saudi’s Asylum Teenager Finally Heading To Canada

NAN: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that Canada was taking in an 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family and harnessed the power of Twitter to stave off deportation from Thailand. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was already en route to Toronto late Friday when the prime minister made the surprise announcement, after officials had […]

NYSC member Chibuzor planning £12.5m scam arrested

Ogbonna Victor Chibuzor: Online confidence trickster arrested Ogbonna Victor Chibuzor, a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC was charged today with attempting a scam that would have fetched him £12.5 million from his targeted prey. But the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested him before he completed the sting operation. He was […]

`My Food Bank’, food security initiative launched

“My Food Bank’’, an initiative of young Nigerians to address the problem of food security in the country has been launched by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari, at the launch, said that hunger and poverty were the major challenges the nation. The initiative heralded the activation of the first one million food bank smart cards and […]

Video: 7 Million Disbursed to Youth and Women in Katsina

Seven (7) Million Naira was disbursed as interest free loan to 700 Youth and Women trained in cosmetology and other trades on completion of their 3 month training by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Katsina state. Beneficiaries selected from 34 local government areas of Katsina state.

Extortion in N-Power worries presidency

The Presidency is worried over the infiltration of fraudsters in N-Power volunteers propramme and warned it would neither tolerate truancy nor allow independent assessors to extort money from beneficiaries. Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation and Youth Empowerment, stated in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday at an interactive with about […]

EFCC arrests 9 internet fraudsters in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo-Yahoo boys, in Abuja. EFCC’s Acting Head, Media and Publicity Mr Tony Orilade made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. According to the statement, the suspects were arrested by the Advance Fee Fraud Section of the commission on […]

2019/2020 UTME registration begins January: JAMB

Candidates sitting for UTME: JAMB says forms for 2019/2020 will be available from January The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has confirmed it will commence registration for the 2019/ 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in January. The Chairman of the governing Board, Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwe announced the new date to newsmen in Abuja […]

Nigeria has 60 million illiterates, says Education Minister

Malam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education on Wednesday in Kano said that Nigeria has about 60 million illiterate youths and adults. Adamu, who was represented by Mr Prinzo James, Deputy Director, Basic and Secondary Education, Ministry of Education, said this at the 2018 International Literacy Day Celebration. He said out of this figure, females accounted for […]

ECOWAS Female lawmakers elect President

The ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association (ECOFEPA) has elected Filomena Martins of Cabo Verde as president replacing Sen. Stella Oduah of Nigeria. The News Agency recalls that Oduah’s two-year tenure, which began in May 2016, expired in May 2018. The female parliamentarians, on the side lines of the ongoing Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament […]

NAPTIP warns against illegal adoption of children

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has warned Nigerians against illegal adoption of children. The Director-General of NAPTIP, Ms Julie Okah-Donle, issued the caution in a statement on Friday in Abuja while reacting to the recent conviction of five men in Makurdi for adoption of a four-year-old boy. Okah-Donle advised […]