• US commits $30m to family planning in Nigeria

    US commits $30m to family planning in Nigeria

    According to reports, the United States Agency for International Development has said that it had spent N9.12 billion (about $30 million), to promote family planning and other health interventions in Nigeria annually.

    The Director of Health, Population and Nutrition, USAID Nigeria, Dr Nancy Lawanthal, who made this disclosure at the ongoing 4th National Family Planning Conference in Abuja, noted that the agency had made significant investment in reproductive health in Nigeria.

    The director noted that the USAID has devoted over $30m on […]

  • EFCC planning to re-arrest, detain me – Fani-Kayode cries out

    EFCC planning to re-arrest, detain me – Fani-Kayode cries out

    A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has alleged that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission is planning to re-arrest and detain him.

    He said this information was leaked to him by his sources within the anti-graft agency.

    Fani-Kayode stated this in a statement sent to our correspondent in Abuja on Thursday.

    He said despite the fact that he had been granted bail by the court, the commission was planning to re-arrest him and detain him for a very long time.

    He said, […]

  • NUT accuses Governor El-Rufai of planning to sack 9,000 teachers

    NUT accuses Governor El-Rufai of planning to sack 9,000 teachers

    According to reports, the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Kaduna State branch, said on Monday that it would embark on strike over non payment of entitlements to primary school teachers.

    Audu Amba, state Chairman of the union, made this known in an interview with newsmen on the side line of the emergency meeting of the NUT National Executive Council, held in Kaduna.

    Recall that less than a fortnight ago, secondary and primary schools teachers in Bayelsa State, issued similar threat to the […]

  • Aggrieved APC, PDP leaders planning to form new party – Egwu

    Aggrieved APC, PDP leaders planning to form new party – Egwu

    A former governor of Ebonyi State, Senator Sam Ominyi Egwu, has disclosed that some aggrieved leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are closing ranks with their counterpart of the embattled People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to form a formidable opposition political grouping to wrest power from the ruling federal authorities in the 2019 general elections.

    Dr. Egwu, a member representing Ebonyi north senatorial zone, who is also the Chairman, Senate Committee on Commerce and Industry, disclosed this yesterday, but stated that […]

  • How United States, Buhari are planning to islamise Nigeria – Fani Kayode reveals

    How United States, Buhari are planning to islamise Nigeria – Fani Kayode reveals

    Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has revealed details surrounding the visitation of the United States Secretary of States, John Kerry to the Fulani Caliphate.

    Fani-Kayode in his latest article, titled: “John Kerry’s Unadulterated Garbage and His New-Found Friends”, said the essence of the visitation is to perfect deals about making Nigeria an Islamic state.

    In the article, he listed the surprising things that happened during the visitation, which are Kerry’s first meeting that he had was with the Sultan of Sokoto, who […]

  • NLC planning protest in Imo to rubbish my government – Okorocha

    NLC planning protest in Imo to rubbish my government – Okorocha

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has described the threat by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to stage a protest against his government for allegedly abusing public service process as a mere blackmail.

    Okorocha was apparently responding to a statement credited to the Wabba-led NLC to shutdown the state over unpaid salaries and abuse of power.

    The governor said his government had paid workers in the state up till July.

    Okorocha, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo said the […]

  • Brazil arrests group planning Olympics terrorism

    Brazil arrests group planning Olympics terrorism

    Brazilian police have broken up an alleged terrorist group sympathetic to the Islamic State organization that was planning to target the upcoming Olympic Games, officials said Thursday.

    Ten people were arrested in a nationwide swoop codenamed Operation Hashtag, and two more were detained, the Justice Ministry said.

    Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said the group of Brazilian nationals, communicating by messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram, discussed attacks and had begun preparations ahead of the Olympics, which start August 5 in Rio de […]

  • APC, Oshiomhole planning to rig Edo guber election – PDP cries out

    APC, Oshiomhole planning to rig Edo guber election – PDP cries out

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has raised the alarm that the the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Governor Adams Oshiomhole was working on a plan to rig the September 10 governorship election in the state, calling on government institutions and security agencies to beware and not work with the APC in subverting the will of the Edo people.

    At campaign rally for the party’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in Uzebba, Owan West Local Government Area, […]

  • Governor Mimiko planning protest rally against Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade – APC

    Governor Mimiko planning protest rally against Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade – APC

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, has accused the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko of planning to organise a rally against the on-going anti corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari.

    The party alleged that Mimiko has perfected plans with some youths and thugs to stage the anti-Buhari rally in Akure, the state capital.

    In a statement issued in Akure, the state capital by the publicity secretary of the party in the state, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya, the party alleged that “N3, […]

  • Some senior Yoruba, Hausa military officers planning to overthrow President Buhari – Niger Delta militants

    Some senior Yoruba, Hausa military officers planning to overthrow President Buhari – Niger Delta militants

    Niger Delta militants group under the aegis, Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, JNDLF, has alleged that some senior military officers from the Yoruba and Hausa extractions are planning to overthrow the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government through a coup d’état.

    The group alleged that the coup plotters intend to achieve their plan through civil unrest and the continuous attack on oil installations in the Niger Delta region.

    JNDLF, which recently threatened to launch a missile attack, in a statement said it was contacted […]