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FG to complete second Niger bridge before 2022

The Second Niger Bridge in Onitsha, Anambra State, being constructed by the Federal Government, may be completed before the 2022 completion date. This hint was dropped on Wednesday by the Controller, Federal Ministry of Works in charge of Anambra State, Engr. Adeyemo Ajani, at both ends of the bridge at Asaba, Delta State and Onitsha, Anambra State. It was when the Nigeria Society of Engineers fro...

Nigeria included among top 20 internet users worldwide

Nigeria is among the top 20 internet users worldwide, according to a new report released by the Internet World Statistics. Citing the outcome of the report tagged, ‘Top 20 Internet Countries Statistics 2019’ last updated in May 31, 2019, the Chief Executive Officer of Spectranet Limited, Ajay Awasthi described as heartening the fact that Nigerians are internet savvy just like other advanced econom...

AFCON: We are not afraid of Algeria—Chukwueze

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze has assured the nation that the team will hold no fear when they square up against the Desert Foxes. Nigeria is billed to meet Algeria today at the Cairo International Stadium in the semifinal of the Afcon. Villarreal winger Chukwueze was the star of the show when the Super Eagles edged past South Africa in the quarterfinals. The youngster scored the opener, ba...

Nigerian match against Algeria will be a difficult one—Segun

Segun Odegbami, an ex-international, said on Sunday that the semi-final between Nigeria and Algeria at the ongoing African Cup of Nations(AFCON) would be tough. Odegbami made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Ota, Ogun. He noted that the Super Eagles needed to listen to their coach and technical crew as the match between them and the Desert Foxes of Algeria “would ...

We wont permit Benin Republic to take over our oil rich region—Ogun Governor

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has declared that his administration would not allow the oil rich Tongeji Island that shares boundary with the Republic of Benin, to be taken away by Nigeria’s neighbouring country. Abiodun said his administration is determined to do all in its power to make life meaningful for the citizens of the state living within the Island located in Ipokia Local Government ...

Electricity not the major problem of Nigeria—SHELL

Oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), has declared electricity problem is not about power generation but distribution to various parts despite the nation’s huge gas reserve. Speaking to newsmen in Warri, at the media launch of the 2019 edition of Shell in Nigeria Briefing Notes over the weekend, SPDC General Manager External Relations, Igo Weli, disclosed the company’s joint ventu...

Cross River communal clash turn bloody as father and son were beheaded

At least two persons are feared dead in renewed hostilities between Usumtong and Ebom Communities in Abi local government area of Cross River State during the weekend. The village head of Ebom, Chief Sunday Obite, on Sunday alleged that a father and son were killed and beheaded by people from Usumtong, who ambushed them while they were in their farm on Saturday. It was gathered the deceased, Mr. O...

Islamic leaders worship in ECWA church in a bid to promote religious harmony

Islamic and traditional leaders on Sunday worshipped at the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Lemu road, Kaduna as part of measures to promote peaceful and religious coexistence. Their attendance was at the invitation of the church in its efforts at strengthening religious harmony and peaceful coexistence among all regardless of religious differences. Also among those who attended the church s...

Enough of Herdsmen killing in south west—Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has declared that the South West has heard enough of the killing by the herdsmen. He declared it was time for the region to be united in purpose in combating the security challenges headlong. Oba Ogunwusi, who spoke on Sunday in Kota Ekiti, Ekiti East Local Government area of Ekiti State, at the thanksgiving ceremony of Olufemi Bamisile, who represents Ekiti S...

Yoruba-Hausa relationship deteriorated after killing of daughter of Afenifere leader by Fulani herdsmen

The killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, by persons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have generated anger in Yoruba land. This is as President Mohammadu Buhari has personally called the nonagenarian, assuring that security agencies would spare no effort to apprehend the culprits, and bring them to justice. Mrs Ola...

Afenifere square up with Arewa Consultative Forum, Talk about another war in Nigeria

The apex Yoruba socio-cultural organisations, Afenifere has warned their counterpart in the north, Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, against fanning the flames of war in the country. Afenifere established that ACF’s support for setting up settlements for Fulani herdsmen across Nigeria was another way of calling for war. The Yoruba organization was reacting to the latest position of the ACF where the ...

We are winning the war against insecurity—Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigerian Armed Forces and their allies are winning the war against terror. The president stated this at the Graduation Ceremony of Senior Course 41 at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, AFCSC, in Jaji, Kaduna State on Saturday. He commended the collaboration with neighbouring countries in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists, noting that the eff...