Buhari returns to Nigeria after 8 days official trip
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after eight days abroad. Buhari was said to have touched down at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at 7pm on Monday. The President was received at the airport by his Chief of Staff, Abby Kyari, the Minister of... Read more
5,286 pilgrims from Kaduna return home
The Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Board has said that a total of 5,286  pilgrims have so far been transported back home in 10 flights since the end of the hajj. The Public Relations Officer of the board, Malam Yunusa Abdullahi, stated this in an interview with the  News Agency... Read more
FRSC records 423 deaths, 2,339 wounded victims in July
Four hundred and twenty-three people died in 768 road accidents across the country in July,according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). 2,339 others  were injured, the FRSC said in the July edition of its monthly ‘Road Traffic Crash (RTC) Report’ released in Abuja yesterday. The FRSC Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi,who... Read more
Apapa gridlock: Lagos Govt bars truck drivers
The Lagos State Government on Friday directed owners and operators of articulated vehicles/trailers and petroleum tankers to stay away from Lagos for now in order to address the recent traffic bottleneck that has taken over Apapa expressway and its environs. In a press conference jointly addressed by officials of... Read more
90 missing, 8 dead in Libya migrant shipwreck
At least eight migrants drowned and almost 90 others went missing after a shipwreck off Libya, a local official citing survivors who had clung onto the sinking vessel for days said Thursday. The Libyan navy said the shipwreck occurred off the coast of Sabratha, a town west of Tripoli... Read more
Hajj: 4,155 kaduna pilgrims return home
Hajj 4,155 The Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Board on Thursday, said a total of 4,155 of its pilgrims have so far returned home. The Board Public Relation officer, Alhaji Yunusa Abdullahi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an telephone interview in Kaduna, that the pilgrims were transported... Read more
EFCC arrested suspected fake Canadian visa racketeer
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a suspected fraudstar, who specialised in issuing fake Canadian visa to his victims. Mr Ago Oyewole, EFCC Zonal spokesman in Ibadan, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that the visa-racketeering suspect (names withheld), had defrauded his victims... Read more
BREAKING: Aviation workers protest over airport concession
Workers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Tuesday morning disrupted activities at theas they protest the proposed concession of the airport and the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport, Abuja. The protest was led by the National Union of Air Transport Employees, the National Union of Pensioners and Air Transport... Read more
Again gunmen abduct travellers in Ondo
No fewer than five travellers were reportedly abducted by some gunmen in Oba Akoko, in the Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Friday. According to a source, the victims were coming from Lagos State in Toyota Highlander and heading for Abuja, when they were snatched by... Read more
30 killed, 10 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway auto crash
THIRTY persons died after two Mazda passenger buses collided on the Lagos-Ibadan highway on Thursday night. Ten other persons were injured, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said yesterday. The accident occurred at Km 95 close to the Elebolo Quarry Area in the Ibadan axis of the road. “The... Read more