Thursday, January 23, 2020

Naira’s performance against dollar in 2019 weakest in 20 years

Nigeria’s Naira recorded its weakest performance against the United States dollar in two decades, closing the outgone 2019 on an average of N362.60, the worst run since the country returned...

Buhari condemns killing of 19 people by gunmen in Kogi

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the murder of 19 people by unknown gunmen in Tawari community of Kogi Local Government Area, Kogi State. Mr Buhari said: “there is no...

Review: Sambo Dasuki’s long road to ‘freedom’

Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser, regained his freedom on Christmas eve, after four years of detention by officials of the State Security Services (SSS). Mr Dasuki, a retired Nigerian...

Judiciary workers suspend one-year-old strike in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has suspended its one-year-old strike. The Chairman of the union, Jimoh Musa, who announced the suspension on Thursday in...
Six die in Jos mining accident

Six die in Jos mining accident

Six persons died as a mining pit collapsed on Tuesday at Zawan Community in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau. Gwottson Fom, Member representing Jos South Constituency in the State...

29 people die as South Sudan clans clash over Nile Island

At least 29 people were killed in South Sudan on Thursday when two rival clans clashed over the ownership of an island on the Nile river. An Area coordinator,...
Reps urge Nigerian govt to assist ailing industries

Nigerian lawmakers call for national census by 2020

The House of Representatives on Wednesday tasked the federal government to conduct a national census before the end of 2020. It said the result from the last one conducted in 2006...
Reps urge Nigerian govt to assist ailing industries

Reps to investigate election violence in Bayelsa, Kogi

The House of Representatives has asked a committee to investigate cases of violence recorded in the recent governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states. The lawmakers made the resolution, on Tuesday,...
Senate expresses concern over child trafficking

Senate expresses concern over child trafficking

The Senate on Wednesday expressed concern that a child slavery system could spring up if child trafficking is not checked. The concern was raised after a motion was moved by Barau...
Army gun truck crushes Keke, kills two

Army gun truck crushes Keke, kills two

It was a sad day for many residents of Damaturu, Yobe State capital, after a military truck driving at a high speed crushed a taxi tricycle killing two passengers on...

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