Olakunle Adeniyi

Dapchi girl’s mother laments, says I can’t sleep over Leah’s detention

Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of the Dapchi girl who is yet to be released by the Boko Haram insurgents, has said she has lost her sleep over her Leah’s abduction and that she nearly had heart attack when 107 girls were released but her daughter was detained. “It’s not been easy but the grace …

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Full text of Buhari’s address at the inauguration of the Food Security Council

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated the Food Security Council. See the full text of the address below: ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE FOOD SECURITY COUNCIL, MONDAY, 26TH MARCH 2018 PROTOCOLS: Two weeks ago, I announced my intention to establish and Chair …

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Buhari mourns former NBA President, Chief Idowu Sofola

President Muhammadu Buhari joins the Nigerian Bar Association and the Nigerian Body of Benchers in mourning the passing away of a prominent lawyer, bencher and jurist, Chief Idowu Sofola (SAN), who led both groups at various times. President Buhari commiserates with the government and people of Ogun State, the Yoruba Elders Council, family and friends …

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NYSC starts registration for 2018 Batch A mobilization exercise

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says its portal for registration for prospective Corps members for 2018 Batch A will open on Monday, March 26. The statement issued today noted that “Nigerians who have graduated from Universities and Mono/Polytechnics both at home and abroad” are eligible for the online registration which will close on Sunday, …

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Dapchi: Buhari speaks on the Christian girl not released by Boko Haram

Following the release of 105 Dapchi school girls out of 110 that were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents, President Muhammadu Buhari has stated his committment to securing the freedom of the remaining. “President Buhari is conscious of his duty under the constitution to protect all Nigerians, irrespective of faith, ethnic background or geopolitical location and …

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Buhari congratulates German Chancellor Merkel on re-election

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated German Chancellor, Angela Merkel on her re-election for another term. In a letter to the German leader, the President said he was “most delighted to learn of the successful conclusion of the inter-Party negotiations to form a new Government after the last election in Germany.” Buhari told Chancellor Merkel that …

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PHOTO NEWS: Osinbajo’s daughter Oludamilola weds Oluseun Bakare

Oluwadamilola, the daughter of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was yesterday joined to her hearthtrobe, Oluseun Bakare, the son of billionnaire businesswoman, Bola Shagaya. Recounting on the occasion, Osinbajo took to social media to day that: “Time. Just like that my little girl is a grown beautiful young woman. Oludamilola married her heart-throb, Oluseun. Dolly and …

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Nigeria news online today Saturday, March 17, 2018

Hello readers! Here are some of the Nigeria news online today: 1.Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram terrorists have hijacked a passenger bus and kidnapped about eight indigenes of Igboho and Ogboro towns along Igboho-Igbeti road in Oyo state. The suspects blocked the road and reportedly abducted the eight passengers in the bus …

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Buhari condoles Kaduna, Christian community over losss of Bishop Bagobiri

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condolences over the passing away of the Bishop of Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Joseph Danlami Bagobiri, who was buried on Thursday. This was contained in a message signed by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, to the government and people of Kaduna State, …

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Gender parity: Stanbic IBTC reiterates equal opportunity credential

Stanbic IBTC has pledged to continue to advance the cause of its women workforce as it strengthens its equal opportunity policy. This pledge was made at the 2018 Stanbic IBTC Blue Women Network (BWN) event in Lagos to commemorate the International Women’s Day, themed “Press for Progress”. According to the financial institution, women constitute over …

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Anti-open grazing: Police speaks on law enforcement against herdsmen

The Nigeria Police has declared its readiness to enforce the anti-open grazing laws as its pertain to each state of the Federation. It also maintained that the civil society has the right to issue authorities to the security operatives in their states, in a bid to protest lives and property in their domain. CSP Jimoh …

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Young Nigerians, stakeholders laud Affect Project Initiative for insightful training

Affect Project Initiative yesterday gathered students for training geared towards exposing them to leadership task ahead and to prepare them for the future. According to the convener, Mr. Ayodeji Ajiboye, the initiative partnered with the Ministry of Education to awaken genius in the young leaders, in order to become a pace setters in field of …

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Saraki tasks Africa on good governance at Ghana 61st annivesary [FULL TEXT]

My remarks on ‘The Future of Good Governance in Africa’– Delivered to the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana at the Symposium Commemorating 25 Years of Parliamentary Democracy in Ghana #SarakiInGhana PROTOCOL. It is wonderful to be here in solidarity with lawmakers of the Parliament of Ghana for the symposium commemorating 25 years of parliamentary …

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Buhari travels to Ghana Monday for 61st Independence anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari will Monday depart for Accra, Ghana to attend the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations holding at the Independence Square on Tuesday, March 6. According to the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari is the only foreign leader invited to the historic event as the Special Guest of Honour. Similarly, …

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Man arraigned for defrauding Bishop Oyedepo $56, 000

Chimezie Chuta was yesterday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for stealing a sum of $56, 000 from world’s richest pastor and founder of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo. The suspect, a former employee in a the publishing unit of Dominion Book Stores, an online book store belonging to The Living Faith …

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Northern governors want state of emergency declared on drug abuse

Northern governors have called on the Federal Government to declare state of emergency on drug abuse in the country as part of renewed efforts to deal with the scourge. The Chairman of the forum and Gov. Kashim Shetima of Borno, made the appeal while reading a communiqué at the end of their meeting in Kaduna …

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FirstBank CEO, Adesola named African Banker of the Year

The Managing Director/CEO of First Bank of Nigeria Limited & Subsidiaries, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, has been named the African Banker of the Year in the African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday, February 24, 2018. He was also inducted into the African Leadership CEOs Hall of …

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Army reacts denies halting Operation Deep Punch II to allow Shekau escape

The attention of Theatre Command, Operation LAFIYA DOLE has been drawn to unfortunate mainstream and social media reports and insinuations that troops advance at the ongoing Operation DEEP PUNCH II was deliberately halted to allow the escape of the purported factional Boko Haram terrorists group leader, Abubakar Shekau in Sambisa forest. This is not true. …

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