With our 70 million cows, we can meet Nigeria’s milk needs – Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, on Tuesday, said that Nigeria had more than enough cows and pastoralists to meet its citizens’ milk requirements. Alhaji Othman Ngelzarma, General Secretary, MACBAN, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the major challenge in milk production in the country was inadequate milk processors and

Nigerians will suffer if Fulani go on strike for a week – National Women Leader, Miyetti Allah

Hajiya Baheejah Mahmood, from Azare in Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State, is the National Women Leader of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural association. In this interview with newsmen in Bauchi, she spoke on a number of issues affecting the Fulani; the controversial Rugga settlement introduced by the Federal Government. Ishola Michael

Xenophobia: Our South African classmates bully, tell us to leave their country – Nigerian pupils

Up till 1 am in the early hours of Thursday, more than three hours after their arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos from South Africa, Richard Simon was full of life. He and his peers aged between four and six played gleefully inside the lighted pilgrims’ hall of the airport, racing against

Xenophobia: No hope in Nigeria – Thousands of Nigerians reject evacuation

As the Air Peace aircraft that brought the first batch of 188 Nigerian returnees from South Africa, landed at the tarmac of the Muritala Mohammed International Airport , Lagos, Wednesday night, the returnees were welcomed into the warmth arms of some government officials and relatives, amidst different expressions on their faces. Six hundred others who

Smuggle one bag of rice into Nigeria, get 3years jail term – Custom CG, Hamid Ali

The Nigerian Customs Service said three years jail-term awaits anybody arrested for smuggling a bag of rice into the country. Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service Col. Hamid Ali (rtd), stated this while addressing border communities of Nigeria/Niger at Maigatari local government in Jigawa State on Thursday. He said the act of smuggling of

I’m very sure, Buhari will take 10m Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years — Osinbajo

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that 10 million Nigerian would be out of poverty in the next 10 years. Osinbajo made this promise on Thursday at Abdullahi Fodio Palace in Birnin Kebbi when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar. “President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to take

Xenophobia: 187 Nigerians return, South Africa employs rules to stop others

The number of Nigerians that made it back to Nigeria drastically reduced following moves by the South African government to frustrate the evacuation efforts. Only about 187 adults and children were successfully evacuated on Wednesday as against the 320 Nigerians expected back home. The flight arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 9.43pm. One

Osinbajo to flag off National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) in Adamawa

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will visit Adamawa on Sept. 10 to inaugurate the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP). The plan which is to run from 2019-2028, is an initiative of the Federal Government in collaboration with States under the auspices of the National Economic Council (NEC). It is targeted at supporting the development of Nigeria’s

Xenophobic attacks on foreigners cannot be stopped – South African Minister

South Africa’s minister of defence, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has said the xenophobic attacks on foreigners in the country cannot be stopped. The minister said South Africa is “an angry nation” and the attacks of foreigners in the country are orchestrated by criminal elements. In an interview with eNCA, a South African media outfit, Mapisa-Nqakula described what

Lagos governor and I plan to Commercialize Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta, two other roads – Ogun governor

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed that the Lagos and Ogun State Governments are planning to commercialise three federal roads: Ikorodu-Ogijo-Sagamu, Epe-Ijebu- Ode and the Lagos-Ota-Abeokua roads. Abiodun said his government in collaboration with Lagos State government is planning to engage in Public-Private Partnership in the construction and rehabilitation of the three roads.

Indigenous supermarkets rake huge profit over closure of Shoprite stores

Some Supermarkets and stores in Akure, Ondo State, are now profiting heavily from the closure of popular mall, Shoprite, SaharaReporters can authoritatively report. It was observed that impatient customers have begun seeking other means to purchase items in the state by approaching supermarkets and street stores in the city. Our correspondent, who visited several supermarkets across Akure

Xenophobia: South Africa closes embassies in Nigeria till further notice

South Africa has temporarily closed its diplomatic missions in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, fearing reprisal attacks against its citizens, an official told CNN. The closures follow outbreaks of violence earlier this week in South Africa. At least five people were killed and 189 arrested during xenophobic attacks and looting in Johannesburg, Pretoria and elsewhere. Much

Xenophobia: South African Police begins arrest of any foreigner without valid ID and papers

Happening Now! South African Police Arresting Any Foreigner Without Valid ID Card and Papers. After the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the South African government has taken a new dimension of verifying ID and foreigners papers. Now, South African police have stormed the road looking for foreigners without valid ID and papers. Any foreigner without

Attack on South African businesses in Nigeria will hurt Nigerians more – Lai Muhammed

The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians not to attack South African companies operating in Nigeria in retaliation for the ongoing xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described as deeply disturbing the reports that some Nigerians, angered

Cyber crimes: EFCC arrests 280 suspects in Kano

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested no fewer than 280 suspects for various crimes in Kano State between January and August this year. The Zonal Head of the Commission in Kano, Mr Akaninyene Ezima, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kano on Monday.Ezima said the suspects were apprehended for committing crimes bordering

Go tougher on corrupt Nigerians, corruption leads to banditry, insecurity Buhari tells EFCC

As the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) completed training of 328 new detectives, President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the antigraft agency to go tougher on corrupt Nigerians. He said corruption was the major cause of insurgency, kidnapping,  armed banditry and poverty in the country. President Buhari spoke as the Reviewing Officer at the the

INEC: We used electronic transmission for 2019 polls results but…

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it electronically transmitted results of this year’s presidential election, but that it was a pilot scheme not yet backed by law. INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Kogi, Kwara and Nasarawa states, Malam Mohammed Haruna, who represented chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this yesterday in

Aregbesola directs NIS to issue passport within 48 hours

Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has directed officials of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS ) to exploit every capacity within the service to ensure issuance of international passports to genuine and qualified applicants within 48 hours. The Minister said with deployment of state- of- the- art technology, the 48 hours timeline for acquiring an international

Start offering B.sc courses for herbal medicine, Mamora urges varsities

Introduce Bachelor of Science for Herbal Medicine, Mamora urges Varsities The Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, has called on Nigerian universities to introduce Bachelor of Science degree programme in traditional medicine for better healthcare delivery. Made this call at the 2019 African Traditional Medicine Day in Abuja Mamora made the call at

Nigerians to get solar vehicles soon – Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Thursday declared federal government’s plan to introduce solar-powered vehicles as well as vehicles capable of driving on water. This is even as the minister said the Federal Executive Council has given a nod of approval of checkmating emissions from vehicles in the country owing to the resultant health implication for

TICAD7: Toyota seals deal to site Assembly plant in Ghana

Ichiro Kashitani, president and chief executive officer of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, has announced that the company will start assembling its vehicles in Ghana from August 2020. Speaking on Thursday during the signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ghanaian government for the establishment of a Toyota and Suzuki assembly plant in the country, Kashitani

Imo Governor, Ihedioha orders arrest of Senator Okorocha

Imo state government on Thursday ordered a citizen’s arrest against Sen. Rochas Okorocha, over alleged assault on a government official, Mr Jasper Ndubuaku. The Secretary to State Government (SSG), Mr Uche Onyeaguocha, gave the order after the Chairman of the Recovery of Government Properties, Mr Jasper Ndubuaku, was allegedly assaulted at Okorocha’s residence. Onyeaguocha said