Guinea’s proposed constitution change to allow President Alpha Conde to run for a third term has led to the death of four protesters and a police officer. Africa News reported that the Guinean President “called on the public to prepare for a referendum and elections”, which implied that he was
The All Progressives Congress has inaugurated its National Campaign Council to complement the efforts of campaign committees set up for the November 16 Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections. The National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, who inaugurated the council in Abuja on Friday, said that Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa would chair a 56-council member […]
The FCT Police Command on Friday paraded an alleged fake Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), John Tarsoo, for extorting the public. The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, who disclosed in Abuja, said Tarsoo was one of the 49 arrested suspects within the last couple of weeks. He said that the suspect was arrested through […]
An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has ordered the suspension of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) ongoing job recruitment pending the determination of a suit filed by one Pelumi Olajengbesi. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Olajengbesi, a public interest lawyer, had commenced the enforcement of the Fundamental Rights of all […]
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) says the success story of the agency in space technology is a model for other developing countries to emulate. Felix Ale, Head, Media and Corporation Communications, NASRDA, said this in a paper he presented at the 2nd International Conference of Science Communication and Development in Africa in Abuja. Ale, […]
The Emir of Gombe, HRH Alh Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III, on Friday appeared in Abuja without the paraphernalia of Emirship, confirming what many have said about his humble mien and modernisation of the emirate stool. The Emir was in Abuja to visit he Honourable Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Pantami.
The Buhari administration has advanced further the implementation of railway expansion in Nigeria as the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi in China took delivery of new trains built for the country. The new trains are meant for the lucrative Abuja-Kaduna Line and the nearly completed Lagos-Ibadan railway line. The new trains, according to the minister, […]
By Adekunle Adebayo, Abuja Newly appointed ministers are reported to be willfully violating extant circulars which specifically prescribed two to four aides for them in the discharge of their ministerial responsibilities, reports gotten by SAHEL STANDARD from across the ministries have revealed. An extant circular had approved that ministers can appoint two aides to be
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, advanced his reforms of the education sector further by revealing plans to employ more teachers and make the Government College Ibadan (GCI) the poster school in Nigeria. The Governor, who stated this while speaking at the grand finale of events marking 90th anniversary of GCI, said that his […]
The Federal Government has assured victims of Wednesday’s fire incident at the Ochanja Market, Onitsha in Anambra, of its support towards ameliorating their plights. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar-Farouq, gave the assurance on Friday in Onitsha when she visited the market to ascertain the level of damage.