• Eid Maulud: FG declares Monday work-free

    Eid Maulud: FG declares Monday work-free

    The Federal Government has declared Monday, Dec. 12 , as public holiday to mark the Muslim festival of Eid-El-Maulud, to celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed.

    The Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja.

    In a statement signed by the acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, Dambazau enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to build a […]

  • Merkel’s bloc expected to decide Monday whom to back for president

    Merkel’s bloc expected to decide Monday whom to back for president

    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives are set to decide Monday whether to back centre-left Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to become Germany’s next president or propose a rival candidate, a party source said.

    The news came after the latest meeting Sunday between the Christian Democrats (CDU) head and her two partners in the ruling right-left grand coalition on filling the largely ceremonial post ended without breakthrough.

    The three party leaders have wrangled for months over whom to nominate as a potential successor to President […]

  • NiMet predicts cloudy, rainy, sunny weather for Monday

    NiMet predicts cloudy, rainy, sunny weather for Monday

    According to reports, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted partly cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country on Monday morning and afternoon.

    The NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office on Sunday in Abuja added that the central states would have maximum temperatures of 29 to 37 degrees Celsius.

    The agency predicted that the southern states would experience cloudy morning with prospect of localised thunderstorms over the entire inland cities.

    It also predicted localised rain over the entire coast […]

  • NiMet predicts cloudy, sunny, hazy weather for Monday

    NiMet predicts cloudy, sunny, hazy weather for Monday

    According to reports, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted partly cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country on Monday morning.

    NiMet’s Weather Outlook issued on Sunday in Abuja by its Central Forecast Office also predicted partly cloudy conditions over the northern part of the region.

    It said that there are prospects of isolated thunderstorms over southern Abuja, Minna, Bida, Lokoja and lafia in the afternoon and evening with maximum temperatures of 28 to 33 degrees Celsius.

    The agency predicted that […]

  • Lagos government to arraign kidnappers of Iba monarch on Monday

    Lagos government to arraign kidnappers of Iba monarch on Monday

    According to reports, the Lagos State Government on Sunday said it would arraign the key suspects arrested for the kidnap of the traditional ruler of Iba Town, Oba Goriola Oseni before a Lagos High Court in Igbosere on Monday, Oct. 24.

    Mr Adeniji Kazeem, the State’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, said in a statement that the four suspects — Duba Furejo, Ododomo Isaiah, Reuben Anthony and Yerin Fresh would be arraigned before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo.

    They are to be charged with […]

  • N22.8bn fraud: Ex-Air Force chief, others’ trial resumes Monday

    N22.8bn fraud: Ex-Air Force chief, others’ trial resumes Monday

    A Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned till Monday the trial of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), and 10 others, who are being prosecuted for an alleged fraud of N22.8bn.

    Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned the case on Friday to enable the first prosecution witness, Mojeed Olatunji, to produce his passport as requested by the defence counsel during cross-examination.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arraigned Amosu on June 29, 2016 alongside two other officers of […]

  • NiMet predicts cloudy, rainy, sunny weather for Monday

    NiMet predicts cloudy, rainy, sunny weather for Monday

    According to reports, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country on Monday with prospects of early morning isolated thunderstorms over Jalingo, Makurdi and Mambilla.

    NiMet made the predictions in its Weather Outlook issued by the Central Forecast Office on Sunday in Abuja.

    It added that localised thundery/showers were expected over Abuja, Lokoja, Minna, Jos and Bida during the afternoon and evening hours with maximum temperatures of 29 to 33 degrees Celsius.

    The agency also […]

  • Bayelsa public schools resume Monday

    Bayelsa public schools resume Monday

    Government owned primary and secondary schools in Bayelsa will resume the 2016/2017 academic session on Monday.

    The resumption followed a directive from the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) to striking members.

    Public schools in the state have yet to resume for the new session due to the failure of the state government to settle eight months salary backlog of teachers.

    The union resorted to strike as the state government had reneged on an earlier agreement reached in May to pay half salaries to […]

  • Corruption: S’Court Justices in DSS custody, to be arraigned on Monday

    Corruption: S’Court Justices in DSS custody, to be arraigned on Monday

    Supreme Court Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro arrested at their official residences in Abuja in the early hours of Saturday are in the custody the Department of State Service (DSS).

    It is gathered that the two men will be arraigned on alleged corruption charges on Monday in Abuja.

    Media aide to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr. Ahuraka Isah, confirmed the arrest of Justices Nwgwuta and Okoro.

    He however said the reasons for the arrest were still not known to him.

    He clarified […]

  • Hijrah: Ajimobi declares Monday public holiday

    Hijrah: Ajimobi declares Monday public holiday

    Governor  Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has declared Monday, Oct. 3 as public holiday to mark the Islamic New Year, 1438 AH, which begins on Monday.

     

    He made the declaration on Sunday at the 1438 Hijrah Grand Rally organised by the National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO) at Ibadan.

    Oct. 3 is the lunar month of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar.

    The Islamic year calendar had started counting in 622 AD after the emigration of Prophet Muhammed […]

  • Hijrah 1438: Osun declares Monday as public holiday

    Hijrah 1438: Osun declares Monday as public holiday

    The Osun Government on Thursday declared Monday, October 3 as public holiday to mark the Islamic New Year, 1438.

    Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, the Secretary to the State Government, made the declaration in a statement in Osogbo.

    Adeoti explained that the holiday was to commemorate the Islamic New Year, 1438 AH (After Hijrah).

    He enjoined residents in the state to felicitate with one another and imbibe the lessons of the Hijrah for their spiritual development.

    The secretary to the state government wished all Islamic faithful […]