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UniAbuja VC mourns Dadakuada music legend, Jaigbade Alao

Vice-Chancellor of University of Abuja, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, has commiserated with the family of the late Dadakuada music maestro, Alhaji Jaigbade Alao, who died in the early hours of Monday at the age of 121. This is contained in a condolence message by the university’s Head of Information and University …

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Nigeria is leading rice producer in Africa – Foundation

Syngenta Foundation For Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA), an Abuja-based NGO, says Nigeria is the leading rice producer in Africa with 70 per cent growth in production in the last decade. Mr Isaiah Gabriel, Country Programme Manager of SFSA, said this in an interview with the News in Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday …

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Petrol price increased by 54.76% a litre in one year – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has said the average retail price of a litre of Petrol increased from N170.42 in February 2022 to N263.76 in February 2023. It made the declaration in its Petrol Price Watch for February 2023 released in Abuja on Tuesday. According to it, the February …

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Fire guts lace fabrics shops in Onitsha market

An early morning fire on Tuesday razed a two-storey building housing the Onitsha main market Police Station and shops selling lace fabrics.   Firefighters battled for hours to contain the inferno as some of the traders salvaged their goods while others watched in tears as the fire consumed their shops. …

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Kano lifts dawn to dusk curfew

The Kano State Government has lifted the dawn to dusk curfew imposed in the state. The state government on Monday imposed the curfew with a view to avoid a breakdown of law and order, following tensions generated from the collation of results of the governorship and state Assembly elections. The …

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Obama to speak in Berlin in May

Former U.S. President, Barack Obamais to speak in Berlin, Germany on May 3 as part of a European tour, according to a German daily, Tagesspiegel. Obama, 61, will appear at the Mercedes-Benz arena in the capital, with tickets ranging between €83 ($89) and €550. The arena has a capacity of …

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Plateau APC governorship candidate mourns ex-Nigerian international Mabo

The APC governorship candidate in Plateau State, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda, has expressed shock over the demise of the renowned Nigerian international footballer and coach, Ismaila Mabo. Mabo died on Monday at the age of 80. Yilwatda in a statement by the Spokesperson of the Generation Next Campaign Council, Shittu Bamaiyi, …

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Osun: Appeal Court begins hearing Adeleke’s appeal

The Court of Appeal, Abuja, on Monday, commenced sitting in an appeal filed by Mr Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against a judgment of the tribunal which invalidated his election as governor of Osun State. The three-member panel of justices led by Justice M.F. Shuaibu,  began sitting …

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CBN denies giving money to LP governorship candidate in Lagos

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it did not give a “kobo” to Mr Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, Governorship Candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos State, ahead of the March 18  Governorship Elections, as reported by a national newspaper. This is contained in a statement by the Bank’s Acting-Director, …

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Don’t rush to plant with first rainfall, NCRI advises farmers

Dr Aliyu Umar, Executive Director, National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI), Badeggi, Niger State has advised farmers not to rush into planting with the first rain. He gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bida on Monday. He explained that this was because crops …

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