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Addressing causes of conflicts, key to Africa’s sustainable dev’t, says UN Deputy Chief

Africa cannot have sustainable development without sustaining peace, United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed said Saturday. Speaking at the 20th Session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM-Africa) and the Third Joint Meeting of the Regional United Nations Sustainable Development Group in Marrakesh, Morocco, Ms. Mohammed said it was crucial for Africa to turn…

NAF Chief decorates new air warrant officers

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has decorated 6 newly promoted Air Warrant Officers (AWOs) with their new ranks. The new AWOs are: Emmanuel Abochi, Kabiru Hassan, Muhammed Abubakar, Sherrif Musa, Friday Bassey and Olaoluwa Olatunji. The decoration ceremony took place at Headquarters Nigerian Air Force (HQ NAF) today, 22…

Leading expatriate industrialist extols Rep Yusuf Yakub’s virtues

…Expresses solidarity with the Gombi/Hong lawmaker on House speakership quest Managing Director, Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone, Mr Hanson Huang, has described Rep Yusuf Buba Yakub as a true Nigerian leader who has the interest of the people at heart. He said considering what he already knows about the Gombi/Hong lawmaker, he will succeed if he…

3.6m Nigerians lack potable water -UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund, UNICEF, says over 3.6 million people lack access to potable water, sanitation and hygiene services in Nigeria. UNICEF’s Representative in the country, Mr Mohamed Fall, made this known on Friday in a statement to commemorate World Water Day scheduled for March 22 with the 2019 theme: “Living no…

Suspected herdsmen kill UNIZIK lecturer

Dr Nnamdi Ogueche, a senior lecturer at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has been allegedly killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Enugu State. He was killed along Ezeagu- Umulokpa Uzo-Uwani road in the State. Shortly before his death, Ogueche was said to have presided over a peace meeting between his kinsmen of Adada town Uzo-Uwani…

Gunmen kill policeman, abduct four others at Zamfara mining site

Armed bandits have attacked a mining site on Wednesday in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing one of the six mobile policemen on guard and abducting the others. Speaking to journalists on phone, one of the witnesses to the attack, Salisu Lawali, said the bandits invaded the site situated in Sunke village after…

NIS deports Ghanaians over immigration offences

The Nigeria Immigration Service has deported four Ghanaians for violating various provisions of the Immigration Act and Regulations. This is in line with the powers vested on the Minister of Interior in Section 45(1) and (2) of the Immigration Act 2015. The Order which was issued in the interest of the Public affected three males…

60 dead after head-on crashes between two buses in Ghana

At least 60 people died in a head-on collision between two passenger buses on a highway in Ghana on Friday, emergency workers said on Friday. Kintampo Municipal Fire Commander, Ankomah Twene, said the incident occurred in Ampoma town in Ghana’s Bono East Region. “It took the fire service about 30 minutes to put out the…

NSA resolves NBC/DSO crisis

The Federal Government has resolved the brewing crisis that was threatening the implementation of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) from analogue television broadcasts in the country under the supervision in the country under the supervision of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).  National Security Adviser, retired Major General Mohammed Baba Gana Monguno summoned the critical stakeholders in the…

Kankara residents kill kidnappers in Katsina

The incessant kidnapping and armed banditry in Katsina State has taken a new dimension as residents of Kankara town, in Kankara Local Government area Thursday mobilized themselves and killed two bandits out of several number of them who besieged the town to cause mayhem. Meanwhile, on the same night a car dealer and a businessman…

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