The Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the PDP family nationwide, condoles with the government and people of Borno state over the death of the Deputy Governor of the state, Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared a new era in relations as he celebrated restored diplomatic ties in Havana on Friday, but he also urged political change in Cuba, telling Cubans they should be free to choose their own leaders.
Taking aim at “a cancer in our system,” the UN secretary general has announced he intends to start naming and shaming countries whose troops and police serving in UN peacekeeping missions face credible accusations of sexual abuse and exploitation.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday commiserated with the family, friends, associates, subjects and the government and people of Osun over the transition of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Olubuse Sijuwade II, saying the nation and most especially the Yoruba race has lost a rare gem.
If Chadian President Idriss Deby is to be believed, Abubakar Shekau, the bearded and bandoliered leader of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, is no more.
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SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ordered the new service chiefs to do all in their powers to end the scourge of terrorism in the country not later than three months.
Buhari noted that the nefarious activities of Boko Haram insurgents had grossly disrupted the social and economic lives of Nigerians since the past years.
NWEKE CHUKWUNONSO, Abuja with agency report
The bodies of the remaining two persons missing from Wednesday’s Bristow helicopter crash in Lagos have been recovered by the search and rescue team, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
MUSA BABA AHMED, JONAS EZIEKE, Abuja
The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to set an Ad-hoc Committee to investigate what it called “non-implementation of capital budget and serial violation of the Fiscal Responsibility Act”.
SUNDAY ODE and NWEKE CHUKWUNONSO, Abuja
The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, made good his vow to restructure the Corporation down the ladder with the approval of the retirement of 38 senior managers yesterday.
ADEKUNLE ADESUJI and EUCLID MYKE, Abuja, with agency report
As the remains of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, will be buried today, tributes yesterday continued to pour in by prominent Nigerians, who have described him as an Icon of International status who bestrode the traditional institution with candour and panache.