The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has carried out a test-run on an upgraded baggage scanner machine that could detect explosives, narcotics and other prohibited items at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The Managing Director of FAAN, Mr Saleh Dunoma while speaking at the event on Wednesday, said...
By OMONU YAX-NELSON, Abuja The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and All China Journalists Association (ACJA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on exchange programme. The agreement which was first signed in 2000/2001, went moribund due to what Mr Odusile, NUJ President, regarded as teething problems. The latest MoU, which is...
The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, says there will be no sacred cow in the proposed nationwide psychiatric test on traffic lawbreakers. The exercise, scheduled to begin nationwide on July 1, will focus on life-threatening violations such as use of phone while driving,...
BY ABDULGAFAR OLADIMEJI, Kano A  newly married bride carrying seven months pregnancy last Sunday night at their 54 Middle road, Sabon Gari  residence  set herself and her husband ablaze causing their death. The catastrophe  occurred around 11 30 pm, after the man received a phone call prompting the wife accusing her...
BY DAVID ADUGE-ANI About 9,000 farmers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have so far been registered to participate and benefit in the CBN Anchor Borrowers programme. In an interview with newsmen, the acting secretary, FCT Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat (ARDS), Dr Musa A. Aliyu said that 16 village extension...
BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos Lagos State Government on Monday revealed that it has paid its pensioners over N11 billion in the last in one year. The state Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pension Dr. Akintola Benson Oke who disclosed this at a press briefing in Lagos said there is significant reduction...
By Ejike ejike, Abuja Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano has donated motor bike brigade, made up of 50 equipped motorcycles to the state Command of the Nigeria Police Force. The gesture which  is the first of its kind in Nigeria,will drastically bolster the operations of the officers and men of the...
The Osun Government says it will provide free train ride for its indigenes from Lagos to Osogbo during the Eid-el-fitr holiday. The Commissioner for Industries, Commerce and Co-operatives, Mr Ismaila  Jaiyeoba-Alagbada, gave the information in a statement on Thursday in Osogbo. Jaiyeoba-Alagbada said the free train would leave Iddo terminus in...
The absence of prosecution counsel on Wednesday stalled the trial of Haruna Abbas, Chief Security Officer to the leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky at the Federal High Court, Abuja. The defendants- Abbas, Ibrahim Musa, and Adam Suleiman, were arraigned on a seven-count charge, bordering on terrorism,...
By Osa Okhomina,Yenagoa The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has sought to amend the Directorate of Project Monitoring and Implementation Bill of 2014 to commit to jail any governor and politicians involved in abandoned contract award and execution in the state. The Bill was presented before the State House of Assembly...