UK spends £500m on Nigeria annually – Minister

The United Kingdom will assist Nigeria to overcome its current economic and security challenges, UK Minister for International Development, James Wharton, has said. Wharton told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Abuja that he was in Nigeria to assess some of the definite challenges. According to him, Nigeria in spite of…

UK to help Nigeria overcome economic, security challenges

The United Kingdom will assist Nigeria to overcome its current economic and security challenges, UK Minister for International Development, James Wharton, has said. Wharton told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Abuja that he was in Nigeria to assess some of the definite challenges. According to him, Nigeria in spite of…

INEC accredits 44 observer groups for Edo poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has accredited 44 observer groups for the September 10 gubernatorial election in Edo. The INEC Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs. Prisillia Sule, confirmed this in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Saturday. Sule said the commission accredited 37 domestic observer groups…

UK to help Nigeria overcome economic, security challenges

The United Kingdom will assist Nigeria to overcome its current economic and security challenges, the British Minister for International Development, James Wharton, has said. Wharton told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja he was in Nigeria to assess some of the definite challenges. According to him, Nigeria despite the challenges has great potential…

NGO provides free medical care to 500 indigent persons in Edo

Five hundred men and women are to benefit from a free medical treatment sponsored by Yakson Initiative Organisation in conjunction with Shifaah Foundation, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The founder of the organisation, Dr Yakubu Musa, made this known at the inauguration held at the Otaru palace in Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area…

Edo gubernatorial election: INEC accredits 44 observer groups

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has accredited 44 observer groups for the Sept.10 gubernatorial election in Edo. The INEC Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs Prisillia Sule, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Saturday. Sule said the commission accredited 37 domestic observer groups and…

Solution to economic recession is investment in renewable energy – Expert

A development economist, Dr Chidi Onuoha, says the solution for Nigeria to come out of the current economic recession is investment in renewable energy. Onuoha, National President, Sustainable Energy Practitioners Association of Nigeria (SEPAN), made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday. He said that policymakers…

FRSC convicts 25 motorists in Jos

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Plateau Command, has convicted 25 motorists in Jos over various road traffic offences. The Corps Public Education Officer in the state, Mr Andrew Bala, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Jos. Bala said that the offenders were apprehended via a Mobile Court exercise…

September 12 is Eid el-Kabir Day – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto,  Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Monday, September 12, as Eid-el-Kabir Day. This followed the declaration of September 3 as the 1st of Zulhijja, 1437 AH. A statement signed by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council of Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Junaidu, disclosed this on Saturday. “The committee in conjunction…

FG Reveals Amount Recovered From Looters

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has explained that the looted fund recovered so far by government is a far cry from what the country needs to revive the economy. The minister said this on Friday when he appeared on a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. According to him, the…

I am unaware of Rohr’s appointment – Dalung

Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, has insisted that he was not kept in the know as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) appointed Gernot Rohr as the new Super Eagles coach. The German has since been named Sunday Oliseh’s replacement on a two-year deal, but Dalung says he does not recognize him. “We have a German-born…