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Video: 70 Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram Faint From Lack Of Water
A pathetic video has surfaced online showing soldiers fighting against boko haram insurgets protesting lack of care by the Buhari-led government.
Arik Strikes Deal With Striking Workers, Resumes Flights
Arik said in a statement on Wednesday that the dispute had been resolved “following the meeting called by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to address the airline and the aviation unions.”
Oil Prices Rise, Dollar Yield Grows
The U.S. dollar held near 14-year peaks on Wednesday as global yield spreads moved inexorably in its favour, while a falling yen lifted Japanese shares to a one-year top.
Russia To Bury Late Envoy Thursday, Says Kremlin
The slain Russian diplomat Andrei Karlov will be buried on Thursday, even as President Vladimir Putin has postponed his major annual press conference in order to attend the farewell events.
NSCDC Set To Deploy 6,000 Personnel Across Lagos State
The NSCDC is set to beef up security in and around Lagos state with the deployment of 6000 corpsmen. Corpsmen on leave called back and leave suspended till further notice.
Mining Development: FG Secures N46b World Bank Aid
The Federal Government says it has secured $150 million (N45.7 billion) aid from the World Bank to develop the mineral sector. It says the aid is for Mineral Support for Economic Diversification.
Lassa Fever Kills 2 In Ogun; Govt Vows To Create Isolation Centres
Two health workers of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abeokuta have died of Lassa fever, even as Govt calls for calm and promises to build isolation centres.
Germany Goes After Attacker As IS Claims Truck Rampage
The sole suspect, a 23-year-old Pakistani asylum seeker, was released late Tuesday for lack of evidence, prompting worries of a killer on the loose and further rattling nerves in a shocked country.
“93 Days” Screens At The Pan African Film Festival
The incredible box-office '93 Days’ has been handpicked to screen at America's prestigious International Black Film Festival (PAFF).
FAAN Guarantees Travellers’ Safety, Speedy Service
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has promised smooth operations at all airports during the yuletide season.
NiMet Predicts Dust Haze, Cloudy Skies On Wednesday
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze weather conditions over the central states of the country on Wednesday (today) with horizontal visibility of two to five kilometres.
Seven Lions Shun Cameroon Ahead AFCON 2017
Seven players of Cameroon's Indomitable Lions, including Liverpool defender Joel Matip, have turned down invitation to play at next year's Africa Cup of Nations.
Ibrahim Magu Remains Rejected As EFCC Chairman – Senate
The Nigerian Senate, late Tuesday evening, has used its social media channels to clear all doubts on its position on troubled EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, saying he remains rejected.
Nigeria Stock Exchange Maintains Downward Trend
Market indices declined by 0.17% as activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange took a downward trend for the second trading day. The market capitalisation lost N15 billion to close at N9.132 trillion.
Solid-Mineral Producing States To Get 13% Derivation
Minister of Mines and Steel, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed that the Federal Government has approved the implementation of 13 per cent derivation from mineral revenues to deserving states.
Update: Vardy Red Card Appeal Rejected By The FA
Jamie Vardy will miss Leicester's next three matches. This is after his appeal against his red card in Saturday's draw with Stoke City was rejected by the FA.
Russia Wades Into Turkey Envoy Murder Probe
Russia, on Tuesday, dispatched a team of investigators to Turkey to investigate the killing of its Ambassador in Ankara by a Turkish policeman.
Kidnapped Minor Whose Mother Was Shot Dead Has Been Found
The kidnapped minor, whose mother was shot dead in Ikorodu traffic, has been found.
Trump Tackles Ex-President Bill Clinton On Twitter
The US president-elect took on Bill Clinton in a new tweet attack, in response to the former president's remarks, questioning his intelligence.
Kola Nut Injures Heart, Medical Expert Warns
The medical practitioner warned against consumption of kola nut, explaining that it contains nicotine which causes increase in the heartbeat and endangers it.
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