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FG returns 493 Nigerian emigrants stranded in Libya

•PROMISES EXTENSIVE REHABILITATION.   THE Federal Government yesterday flew in 493 Nigerian emigrants stranded in Libya in the first phase of efforts to return the estimated 5,000 stranded in that country (Libya) under harrowing conditions, including slavery. The Max Air plane conveying the returnees touched down at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa at about 4:55 pm. Speaking to returnees, ...

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Yobe businessman assures young people of empowerment

THE chairman, Table Water Association, ATW, in Potiskum, Ayuba Ayaco has vowed to ensure that young people from the area become self-reliant without necessarily waiting for white-collar jobs if he makes it to the House of Assembly next session. The businessman assured that he will initiate programmes that will further empower the people of the area which is basically a ...

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4 teenage girls drown in Jigawa pond

FOUR teenage girls have been confirmed died in Sakwaya village of Dutse local government area in Jigawa state after they were drown in a pond while searching for firewood. Reports from the state ‎indicated that the children attempted to swim across a stagnant pond at Farantama District under Albasu local government of Kano State. The girls‎, Sumayya Gadi, 7, Zuwaira ...

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Lagos govt to PDP: Ambode’ll not be distracted by your ranting

Lagos State government said at the weekend that the Akinwunmi Ambode led administration elected under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will not be distracted by statements made by the state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).   The State’s Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr Abdul-Akeem Abdul-Lateef, said this while reacting to declaration made by the PDP ...

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Buhari as minister, problem of oil sector ―PDP

The leading opposition political party said in a statement issued in Abuja by it’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, that the government’s inability to find any solution to the biting fuel crisis in the country has wrecked the nation’s economy.   The party slammed the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu over his proposals to trade away the nation’s resources to other interests ...

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El-Zakzaky’s health is deteriorating, Shiite cries out

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has said their leader’s health in recent times is gradually deteriorating. This was contained in a statement issued to the Nigerian Tribune in Kaduna on Sunday and signed by their spokesman, Ibrahim Musa. The statement maintained, “From a rare visit to our leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, it has been confirmed to us that his health has ...

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Dislodged Boko Haram terrorists on the run

THE authorities of Operations Lafiya Dole have alerted residents of Kano, Jigawa and Yobe states to watch out for fleeing Boko Haram insurgents who have been dislodged from their bases. Spokesman of Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu said among those on the run are some senior and junior amirs especially one Bana Bafui, a wanted commander. Nwachukwu said that troops ...

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Arsenal Face Out Of FA Cup

       FA Cup defenders and current champions Arsenal were dumped out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest on Sunday, losing a dramatic tie 4-2 in the biggest shock of the third round. Eric Lichaj scored twice for the home team in the first half either side of a Per Mertesacker goal before Ben Brereton converted from the penalty spot ...

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