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50,000 Smallholder Farmers To Boost Dangote Rice Outgrowers Scheme

By Abdallah el-Kurebe About 50,000 smallholder farmers in Jigawa, Sokoto and Zamfara will benefit from the Dangote Outgrowers Scheme, which was launched in Goronyo, Goronyo local government of Sokoto state on Wednesday. President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote who disclosed this during the flag-off of the Scheme stated that to address the deficits of Nigeria's rice production, which gulps a whooping ...

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FUTA Senate Resolves Not To Remove VC Yet

FUTA has resolved not to move for the removal of its Vice -Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi G. Daramola who is on trial by the EFCC. Also,  the VC will not be compelled  to “proceed on leave” yet.These resolutions were announced in a  statement by Dr Mrs. Modupe Ajayi Registrar and Secretary to Senate  Wednesday. The statement said “Since the allegations levelled against the Vice -Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi ...

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Kaduna Court To Rule On Bail Application For Imn Members

The Honourable Justice Hajara T. Gwada of High Court No. 12 NDA Kaduna has adjourned till the 1st day of March 2017 for ruling on a bail application filed by 11 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.  90 of the members of the Movement are standing trial before her on a case of culpable homicide, rioting, breach of public peace and obstruction of high way arising from the incident of December 12, 2015 i ...

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BREAKING: After London Meeting, Saraki Declares Buhari ‘Healthy’

Hours after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari in London, Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki  issued a statement Wednesday where he declared that  ‘Buhari is healthy.’ Saraki said in a statement he signed that “The president I saw today is healthy, witty and himself.” His statement said: “Myself, Rt Honorable Yakubu Dogara and leader of Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan paid a visit to President Buhari in A ...

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Muhammadu Buhari’s Dishonest Integrity, By Majeed Dahiru

The president of the Nigerian federation is suffering from a rare character disorder known as dishonest integrity. Some visible symptoms of this disorder include multiple and conflicting personality type, double standards, preaching what is not practiced, reneging on promises and breaching of agreements. The symptomatic effect of this character disorder on the way and manner the Buhari administration is run ...

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Edo Governorship Tribunal: Recount Of Used Ballot Papers Begins

The result of the recount of ballot papers used for the conduct of the September 28, 2016 Edo State governorship election in three local government areas has shown discrepancies  in the figures announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) and those recorded during the recount. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, are challenging the declaration ...

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Fresh Boko Haram Attacks: Borno Group Sends SOS To Military

The Abuja Branch of  Uba Emirate Development Association has called on the military  to deploy troops to Askira, Rumirgo, Mussa and Lassa to contain Boko Haram attacks within the Emirate in Borno State.According to the group, Boko Haram terrorists displaced from Sambisa forest have moved to Uba Emirate  area and they have been attacking town and villages. Also,  the group  called for  relief materials  to b ...

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Politicians, Looters Fueling Controversy On Trump’s call To Buhari –Ex Militants

Politicians who lost out in the last election in the country and looters of public purse, say former Niger Delta Militants, are behind the recent controversies over call made by US President, Donald Trump to President Mohammadu Buhari, currently outside Nigeria on medical leave of absence. The ex-militants who received amnesty in 2009 and under the aegis of National Coalition of Niger Delta EX-Agitators, NC ...

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Photo News: Buhari Receives Saraki, Dogara, Lawan In London

President Muhammadu Buhari has tweeted photos of himself receiving Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara as well as Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan in London Wednesday. Reports of the NASS leaders' trip to meet with the president emerged Wednesday afternoon.Many had thought the reports were not true. Pleased to receive Senate President @bukolasaraki, Speaker @YakubDogara and Senate Leader Ahmed ...

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Because We Can’t, By Dan Agbese

Email: ochima495@gmail.com We might as well admit it. We cannot really fight corruption because a) we can’t b) we can’t and c) we can’t. We might as well accept General Collin Powel’s diagnosis that corruption is wired into our DNA. Our daily newspapers bear witness to this unsettling fact and to the grim tale of a country obsessed with wrestling corruption to the ground but finds itself grimly flailing gri ...

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Nigerian Youths as Selfenemies By Bolaji Abdullahi

In the last couple of days, I read two articles by two of Nigeria’s most talented youths, Chude Jideonwo and Ohimai Amaize. The two articles were asking essentially the same question: why are African youths voting for old men? This is a very important question indeed. “It’s odd to see so many engaged, empowered and angry youth turn to symbols of the same old order to make change happen in countries desperat ...

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Buhari’s Health: Saraki, Dogara Lead NASS Delegation To London

By Danlami Nmodu The Senate President ,Bukola Saraki and Speaker House of Representatives,Yakubu Dogara have travelled to London  to meet  President Muhammadu Buhari in London, National Assembly, NASS sources confirmed to Newsdiaryonline Wednesday. It was further learnt that Saraki and Dogara were joined by  at least two other lawmakers for  the visit to the president. Newsdiaryonline was told that Saraki a ...

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