Ebola outbreak: Minister urges public not to panic

From Raji Bello, Sokoto The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, has appealed to the general public not to stimulate fear or apprehension over the recent Ebola cases in the country, saying the Federal Government was committed to…

Hajj: Ahmadu Bello int’l airport to commence airlift soon

From Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi The newly completed Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport, Birnin Kebbi, in Kebbi state will soon commence airlifting of pilgrims for this year’s hajj. Fielding questions from newsmen shortly after testing the plane to airlift pilgrims…

Kaduna: Victims get relief materials from NEMA

From Muhammad Ibrahim, Kaduna Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) who fled to Lere LGA of Kaduna State following an attack on their villages have received relief materials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the weekend to cushion effect of…

NUJ President decries state of insecurity in Nigeria

From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna The National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Mallam Garba Mohammed has described the present insecurity situation in the country as worrisome and frightening. He made the assertion during an interactive session with journalists in…

2 charged with defrauding Catholic priest of N350, 000

A 25-year-old woman, Nkiruka Mbanaja, and a 33-year-old man, Toyin Akindola, were on Friday arraigned at an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for forgery and fraud. The two were charged with defrauding a Catholic priest of N350, 000. Mbanaja, who…

Marketer charged with stealing coy’s N2m

A 37-year-old marketer, Christopher Ugwuegbelam, who allegedly stole his company’s N2 million, was arraigned yesterday in Lagos. Ugwuegbelam, of No. 8, Ilupeju bye-pass, Ilupeju, Lagos, is being tried for fraud and stealing at an Oshodi Magistrates’ Court. The prosecutor, Cpl. Kehinde…

NNPC pledges speedy construction of Gas pipeline to Kano, Kaduna

By Etuka Sunday The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has pledged its commitment to the speedy construction of Abuja-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline Project as demanded by the Steering Committee. The project which was approved under the National Gas Master Plan…

AEDC acquires N106.5m operational vehicles

By Etuka Sunday The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has acquired 23 operational vehicles worth N106,523,876 towards improving service delivery to its customers in Abuja, Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger states. Flagging off distribution of the vehicles at its head office…

AUN determined to be part of solution to Nigeria’s challenges, says President

By Maryam Garba Hassan President of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) has reiterated its founding mission to be part of homegrown solution to developmental challenges in Nigeria and the African Continent. Addressing the AUN Fall 2014 semester enrollees at…

Ilorin Islamic Orphanage Foundation produces first medical doctor, 7 graduates

From Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin The first Islamic Orphanage Foundation in Ilorin, Kwara state, has produced a medical doctor and seven graduates from different universities within twelve years of its existence. Chairman of the foundation, Alhaji Seifullahi Alege, who disclosed this…