Agency Report

Posts by Agency Report:

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

Nigeria Police to recruit 30,000 personnel annually— I-G

The Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, says the Nigeria Police have concluded arrangements to recruit 30,000 personnel annually. Mr. Idris, represented by Shuaibu Gambo, Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) in charge of Finance and Administration, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Ilorin while addressing officers and men of Kwara…

President Muhammadu Buhari at his office

Presidency speaks on rumoured coup plot by Army officers

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has urged Nigerians to ignore the media reports on Coup plot, saying it should not be stretched beyond what the military authorities had said. Mr. Adesina stated this at a media chat with State House correspondents to mark…

Titi Abubakar [Photo: Nigeriafilms.com]

How a pastor I trusted defrauded me of N918million — Atiku’s wife

Titi Atiku, wife of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday told an Ikeja High Court that she trusted a business partner who allegedly defrauded her of N918 million because of his status as a pastor. “I thought that the first defendant, being a pastor, he will not defraud me.…

Naira Notes

Despite govt’s assurances, Nigerian economy still in recession – Report

The Nigerian economy contracted by - 0. 52 per cent in the first quarter of this year, the Gross Domestic Product, GDP, growth rate report released by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has shown. The report, released on Tuesday, shows that with the economy maintaining a negative growth rate…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Police confirm beheading of 5-year-old in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the beheading of a five-year-old boy by unknown assailants in Shabu Lafia Local Government area of the state. The boy was beheaded on Monday with his headless body dumped in an uncompleted building, according to Kennedy Idirisu, the state police spokesperson. Mr. Idirisu,…

N-Power

How we process stipends for 174,000 N-power volunteers — Govt

At least 174,000 N-power volunteers in the Federal Government’s Social Intervention Programmes (SIPs) are being paid N30, 000 monthly stipends without delay, a presidency official has said. Afolabi Imokhuede, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, made this known in a chat with State House correspondents in…

Nigerian Army

Army kill notorious cultist, recover arms

Troops of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, in the early hours of Tuesday shot dead a notorious cultist during a gun battle in Sime community, Tai Local Government Area of Rivers. Aminu Iliyasu, a colonel, the division’s deputy director of Army Public Relations, made the disclosure in a statement issued to…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Zamfara govt assembles 500 Qur’anic reciters to pray for Buhari, Nigeria

The Zamfara Government said on Tuesday it had assembled 500 reciters of the Holy Qur’an to offer special prayers for the well-being of President Muhammadu Buhari and the country. Lawal Liman, the state’s Commissioner for Rural and Community Development, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau that the…

imagen

World leaders condemn Manchester attack, express condolence

Leaders from around the world condemned the attack in Manchester, Britain, and expressing their condolences for the victims. Twenty people people, including children, were killed and 59 wounded when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of fans streamed out of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in Manchester on…

third mainland bridge

Lagos shops for new investors for 4th Mainland Bridge project

The Lagos State Government on Monday said it was shopping for new investors to take over the 4th Mainland Bridge project. Adebowale Akinsanya, Lagos Commissioner for Waterfront Developement, said this at the 2017 Ministerial Press Briefing of the ministry in Alausa to commemorate Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s second year in office.…

Ebola-cover-3

WHO admits slow response to Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday admitted it responded “too slow” in its handling of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Director-General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, at the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, also regretted that the virus had recently re-emerged near the border of…

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Wheat farmers harvest 9,000 tons in Gombe

The Chairman, Wheat Farmers Association in Gombe State, Batari Dauda, said 9,000 tons of wheat were harvested in the 2016/2017 farming season in the state. Mr. Dauda, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Monday, said 1,200 registered farmers cultivated 2,000 hectares of land across…

Hon.-Eugene-Odo

Why APC is popular in Enugu State — Former Speaker

Former Speaker of Enugu State House of Assembly, Eugene Odo, says the growing popularity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state is a call for good governance. Mr. Odo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Monday that the current leadership style and quality in…

PDP Manifesto word cloud

Nigeria Police arraign PDP chieftain for holding durbar

The Katsina State Police Command has arraigned a chieftain of the PDP, Umar Tata, for staging a durbar to woo voters in Dutsi ahead of last Saturday’s bye-election for Mashi/Dutsi Federal constituency seat. Mr. Tata was arraigned on Monday before a Katsina Chief Magistrates’ Court on a one-count charge of…

liberia ebola

Fourth Ebola death confirmed

A fourth person has died in an Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a spokesman from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. Since the WHO declared the outbreak on May 12 in north-eastern Bas-Uele province, 37 suspected cases are being monitored, WHO’s Eugene Kabambi said.…

Photo: TodayNG

Biafra protest paralyses Onitsha

The 17th anniversary celebration to mark the call for the Republic of Biafra paralysed social and economic activities in Onitsha, Anambra on Monday. Members of Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State Biafra (MASSOB) – Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) occupied major streets of Onitsha hoisting Biafra flags. Some members…

Court

Father, 56, son, 21, docked for raping daughter, sister

An allegedly incestuous father, 56-year-old Sunday Adimagwu, and his son, Kenneth, 21, were on Monday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court charged with raping a 12-year-old girl. The father is being tried for raping his own daughter, while the son, was arraigned for allegedly raping the same girl (his…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Fayose seeks to complete tenure aborted by impeachment

Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State said on Monday that he would contest his removal from office during his first term tenure. The governor spoke on his monthly public enlightenment programme, “Meet Your Governor in Ado Ekiti". He said since the Supreme Court had ruled that his impeachment was illegal,…

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai

Nigerians won’t tolerate military rule anymore – retired AIG

A retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Felix Ogbaudu, says military rule is no longer acceptable anywhere in the world. Mr. Ogbaudu stated this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, against the backdrop of rumours of rumblings in the military against the Federal Government.…

Map of Africa

IMF prescribes options for economic growth in Sub Saharan African countries

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, says countries in sub-Saharan Africa need to get their budgets in order, diversify their economies and look after their poorest people to attain economic growth. The three-pillared prescription, according to Reuters, was highlighted Monday by a top researcher of the Fund, Celine Allard, in an…

Oba Rilwon Akiolu

Legal fireworks in Lagos as two contenders challenge Akiolu over Oba of Lagos stool

About 14 years after his installation, the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Monday appeared at an Ikeja High Court in a suit challenging his emergence as the paramount ruler of Lagos, saying he is the bona fide monarch of the city. “I am here to justify my appointment, you…

President Trump at a welcoming ceremony in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Monday. Credit Amir Cohen/Reuters [Photo Credit: New York Times]

Media coverage: Netanyahu’s wife offers sympathetic words to visiting Trump, wife

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, offered sympathetic words to visiting U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Monday, telling them that people still loved them inspite of negative media coverage. Standing on the red carpet and chatting minutes after Mr. Trump and the First Lady had…

FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello

Court orders tobacco company to pay N25,000 to FCT Minister

Justice Kezziah Ogbonnaya of FCT High Court, Kubwa, on Monday, ordered the British American Tobacco Company to pay N25,000 cost to the FCT Minister for seeking unnecessary adjournment. Mr. Ogbonnaya gave the order at the resumed hearing of a land suit filed by the company against the FCT Minister and…

Gov Ortom of Benue State signing  Anti Open Grazing and Anti Kidnapping, Abduction, Cultism and Terrorism bills into law in Makurdi on Monday (22/5/17)
02700/22/5/2017/NAN Markudi/ICE/NAN

Benue bans open-grazing as Gov. Ortom signs new bill

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday signed the Anti-Open Grazing and Anti-Kidnapping, Abduction, Cultism and Terrorism bills into law. Mr. Ortom, in a brief speech at the ceremony in Makurdi, said the anti-grazing law would put to an end to incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Benue. The…

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

Imo govt. ‘offers employment to 3,000 graduates’

The Imo government says it has offered employment to 3,000 graduates into the's civil and local government services. A statement issued on Monday in Owerri by Sam Onwuemeodo, the chief press secretary to the governor, said the employment was in fulfilment of the governor’s promise to provide jobs for Imo…