Agency Report

Posts by Agency Report:

Cross River Chief Judge dies

Justice Okoi Ikpi-Itam, the Chief Judge of Cross River, is dead. Aged 63 years, Mr. Ikpi-Itam died in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness. According to the wife of the deceased, Chief Magistrate Helen Itam, her husband took ill on Thursday and was taken to the University…

Federal University of Technology, Akure

85 students graduate with first class from FUTA

No fewer than 85 graduands emerged in the First Class category at the 28th convocation of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), on Saturday. The Vice Chancellor of FUTA, Adebiyi Daramola, a professor, said 4,790 graduands of various academic programmes graduated in the 2015/2016 academic session. Mr. Daramola said 1,044…

Katsina State

Six killed in auto crash in Katsina

Six persons were killed in a car accident on Katsina-Kano road on Saturday, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said. The Sector Commander of FRSC in the state, Abdu Bagadawa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Katsina that the accident occurred at Morawa village in Batagarawa Local Government…

Akwa Ibom wins 2017 JETS competition

Akwa Ibom has emerged winner of the 20th national Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists (JETS) in which all the states and the Federal Capital Territory participated. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the national science-based competition for primary and secondary school students got underway from Tuesday to Friday in…

Nigeria to launch new immigration regulation

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, will on Monday officially launch Nigeria’s new Immigration Regulations, 2017 to ensure better security and Immigration in the country. Sunday James, the spokesperson for the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in…

Lagos High court

My husband flogs me daily, woman tells court

A 39-year-old petty trader, Yemisi Akinwunmi, on Friday pleaded with an Agege Customary Court in Lagos to end her 20-year-old “loveless” marriage to free herself from daily corporal punishment meted out to her by her husband. “My husband constantly beats me and whenever he wants to do so, he tells…

Charles Soludo

Soludo praises Anambra governor’s handling of state economy

A former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, has commended Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra over his achievements in the area of economy within three years in office. Delivering a lecture to mark the third year anniversary of Mr. Obiano’s administration, Mr. Soludo rated the state’s economy as…

A prison cell used to illustrate the story

400 Nigerians serving jail terms in South Africa — Minister

Nigeria’s Interior Minister, Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Friday said 400 Nigerians were saving jail terms for various offences in South Africa. Mr. Dambazau made the disclosure at joint news conference in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the visit of Nigerian delegation to South Africa. Mr. Dambazau and his Foreign Affairs…

Pilgrims at the Hajj in Saudi Arabia Photo: AlJazeera

Saudi Arabia says Iranians will rejoin Hajj

Saudi Arabia on Friday said Iranians would take part in the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage in the kingdom this year after they missed the annual ritual in 2016 amid a dispute between both countries. The Saudi Ministry of Pilgrimage said that authorities in both countries had finalised arrangements for Iranians’ participation…

Cost of making jollof rice rose 32 per cent in 6 months – Report

Within the last six months, Nigerian households paid significantly more to make a pot of jollof rice, a newly-released survey found this week. SBM Intelligence, a strategic intelligence analysis firm, said in its March 3 report that a nationwide sampling of ingredients for the popular Nigerian dish showed it cost…

nigeria_akwa_ibom_state_map

Akwa Ibom fails to stop ICPC’s investigation of state’s finances

Justice Festus Ntong of Akwa-Ibom State High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene has declined an application to stop the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, or any other federal anti-corruption agency from investigating allegations of corruption involving the finances of the Government of Akwa Ibom State. The…

Pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in Sierra Leone

A Pastor has found one of the world’s largest uncut diamonds, weighing 706 carats, in Sierra Leone’s eastern Kono region. The stone, a photograph of which was posted on the president’s official website, is being stored in the country’s central bank, government sources said. A local chief from Kono handed…

Sokoto state on map

Four dead in Sokoto auto crash

Four people died in an accident at the Eastern Bye-Pass in Sokoto City late on Thursday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Sector Commander of the FRSC in Sokoto State, Mohammed Hamzat, confirmed the development in an interview with a NAN correspondent on Friday in Sokoto. He said…

U.S. says policy of ‘strategic patience’ with North Korea over

The U.S. policy of strategic patience with North Korea has ended, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in South Korea on Friday, adding that military action would be “on the table” if North Korea elevated the threat level. Mr. Tillerson began his first Asian visit as secretary of state in…

Gov. Obiano

APGA appoints new national officers, endorses Obiano for second term

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has appointed five new national officers to replace those expelled in December 2016. The party made this known in a communiqué issued at the end of its National Working Committee (NWC) meeting, in Awka on Friday. An APGA NEC meeting had, in December, expelled…

Trump seeks extra $30 billion to rebuild U.S. military, fight ISIS

U.S. President Donald Trump has asked for another $30 billion for the Defense Department to rebuild the armed forces and accelerate the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Mr. Trump made the request in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, according to a statement…

Moroccan King Mohammed VI[Photo Credit:Aljazeera]

King of Morocco congratulates President Buhari on safe return

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his successful return from a medical vacation in London. Femi Adesina, the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said the king congratulated Mr. Buhari via telephone conversation on Thursday. Mr. Adesina said the Moroccan monarch expressed delight and…

Jacob Zuma

Nigeria’s exports to South Africa hits N552.2 billion in 2016

South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, said that Nigeria’s exports to South Africa hit N552.2 billion (R23 billion) in 2016. According to a statement from the country’s Department of Trade and Industry on Thursday, Mr. Davies said South Africa’s exports to Nigeria slightly declined to about N153.7…

Ailing Aero Contractors sacks 60 per cent of workforce

Aero Contractors Airline, which is under the management of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has sacked 60 per cent of its workforce. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that letters of redundancy were issued to the affected employees during the week. Media Consultant to the airline, Simon…

Ailing Aero Contractors sacks 60 per cent of workforce

Aero Contractors Airline, which is under the management of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has sacked 60 per cent of its workforce. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that letters of redundancy were issued to the affected employees during the week. Media Consultant to the airline, Simon…

Ballot boxes used to illustrate the story.

INEC queries 202 staff allegedly involved in election malpractice

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has issued 202 queries to its staff members in connection with election malpractices. The Chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known while briefing Civil Society Organisations under the umbrella of Situation Room on INEC’s preparations for 2019 elections on Thursday in Abuja.…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari awaiting Senate’s communication on Magu – Presidency

The Presidency says it is yet to receive the National Assembly’s final decision on the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity to the president, stated this on his Twitter handle on Thursday.…

adewole-health-minister

Nigeria alerts on new strain of meningitis

The Federal Government says it has deployed epidemiologists and vaccines to arrest the outbreak of a new a strain of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, CSM, in parts of the country. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Thursday in Abuja that the new strain,…

Naira Notes

Naira continues gain against dollar

The Naira on Thursday consolidated its gains against the dollar at the parallel market, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Nigerian currency gained two points to exchange at N455 to a dollar, from N457 it posted on Wednesday, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N550 and…

Edo state map

Gunmen kill ex-local govt chairman

The immediate past Chairman of Etsako-East Local Government Council of Edo, Suleiman Afegbua, has been killed by gunmen. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr. Afegbua was attacked and killed in the early hours of Thursday along the Benin-Auchi road by Ogbemudia’s farm. According to a member of the…