Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have expressed mixed reactions on Nigeria’s new policy to export yams to UK and the U.S., saying Nigeria has yet to attain self-sufficiency in yam production. The stakeholders told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday that the hardship, which most citizens were...
The British government is not aware of any plans for U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Britain in the next few weeks, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesperson said on Monday. British media reported that government sources had been warned Trump could visit his golf resort in Scotland at short notice,...
The Kano State Government has declared Tuesday, July 4, as work-free day in honour of late Dr Yusuf Maitama-Sule who died in the early hours of Monday. This is contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner of Information, Malam Mohammed Garba and issued to newsmen in Kano on Monday. He...
The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), says the union is opposed to handover of payment of primary schools teachers’ salaries to the local government councils. Mr Simon Ozo, Ebonyi NUT Chairman, stated this on Monday in Abakaliki in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to him, the...
The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday morning, left Nigeria for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to participate in the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU). Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity (Office of the Vice-President) confirmed this...
The Nigerian community in the U.S. has condemned the shooting on Friday of seven people at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Centre in New York by Nigeria-born Dr Michael Henry Bello. Bello, 45, shot dead a woman on the 17th floor of the hospital and injured six others on the 16th floor,...
More facts have emerged about Dr Michael Henry Bello, the gunman who shot seven people at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Centre, New York on Friday, and identified as a Nigerian. Dr Bola Omotosho, the Community Board Chair for The Bronx 5, New York, told the Correspondent of the News Agency of...
BY Solomon Nda-Isaiah Maitama Sule, First Republic minister, former Nigerian ambassador to the United Nations and leader of Northern Elders Forum passes away in a Cairo hospital.  
By Ismail Mohammed, Abuja A group, Joint Northern Youth Forum, yesterday condemned in strongest terms the disrespectful manner the Coalition of Northern Youth responded to an unconfirmed remark wrongly attributed to the billionaire investor Alhaji Aliko Dangote. Dangote was alleged to have described the ultimatum issued to Igbo to vacate the...
Ken Imansuagbon is a household name in the politics of Edo State. His name penultimate week reverberated again after the 2016 governorship primary in the state. PATRICK OCHOGA writes Politicians in Nigeria in a desperate bid to hoodwink the voting populace stop at nothing to get their support. In some...