2,285 on death row in Nigeria – Amnesty Int’l

No fewer than 2,285 Nigerians including four foreign nationals are on death row at the end of 2017. Amnesty International report revealed in its 2017 global review of the death penalty published on its website. It decried that death sentences in the country have spiked massively over the past two years, with 171 and 527… Continue reading 2,285 on death row in Nigeria – Amnesty Int’l

ICT smart cities possible in Nigeria – FG insists

The Federal Government says it is committed to its plan to create smart cities in the country, saying Nigerians should not be pessimistic about the move. The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, gave the assurance on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. NAN reports that the minister… Continue reading ICT smart cities possible in Nigeria – FG insists

Nigerians now 198m: NPC boss

The National Population Commission (NPC) has put Nigeria’s current population at 198 million people with urban population growing at an average annual growth rate of about 6.5 per cent
. Chairman of NPC, Mr Eze Duruiheoma, stated this in New York while delivering Nigeria’s statement on Sustainable Cities, Human Mobility and International Migration at the 51st… Continue reading Nigerians now 198m: NPC boss

Herders-Farmers clashes compounded by Sahel’s gunmen – Buhari

The age-long clashes between herders and farmers in different parts of Nigeria has been exacerbated by influx of gunmen from the Sahel region, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday told the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Reverend Justin Welby, that the crisis is older than his administration. Responding to question by the… Continue reading Herders-Farmers clashes compounded by Sahel’s gunmen – Buhari

NGF resolves to spur primary healthcare

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) is to partner major stakeholders in the health sector to improve primary health care system in the country. Mr Asishana Okauru, the Director-General of NGF, unveiled the plan in Abuja at a workshop convened to bring all primary healthcare components in the country under one roof. The workshop was organised… Continue reading NGF resolves to spur primary healthcare

CORPS MEMBER LAUNCHES “STAND WITH NIGERIA” CAMPAIGN IN ENUGU

A corps member serving in Enugu State, yesterday, Tuesday, 31st of October, launched a “Stand With Nigeria” Campaign, hash tagged “StandWith9ja” in the state. The event with the theme; “Making of A New Nigeria: The Youth Agenda” was held at the Enugu North Local Government Secretariat’s City Hall with government officials and other dignitaries in… Continue reading CORPS MEMBER LAUNCHES “STAND WITH NIGERIA” CAMPAIGN IN ENUGU

Kanu, IPOB ignorant of Nigeria’s unity: Lai Mohammed

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is ignorant of the depth of unity in the diversity of Nigeria, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture said today in his latest deconstruction of the group. Mohammed stated this in Abuja when he featured on “Embelembe” a phone-in radio programme on 101.1 Human Rights Radio.… Continue reading Kanu, IPOB ignorant of Nigeria’s unity: Lai Mohammed