FG to pay N20,000 monthly to 1,000 youths for drainage clearing

Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Works and Employment, said the federal government will employ 1,000 youths who will be paid a monthly stipend of N20,000 for drainage and canal maintenance. Keyamo, made this known while addressing the journalists on Friday, May 29, in Abuja in an update to the newly-established Special Public Works programme […]

UNIBEN Student Raped and Murdered Inside a Church

A 23-year-old lady, identified as Uwaila Omozuwa, has died at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Edo State after she was beaten and raped inside her local church. It was gathered that Uwaila, who was a 100-level Microbiology student of UNIBEN, goes to read every day at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Edo […]

Despite Low Testing, Nigeria Ranks Third In COVID-19 Cases In Africa

SaharaReporters observed that the country had identified 9,302 cases from 58,726 tested samples – a ratio of 15.8 per cent. Data from John Hopkins University, Africa CDC and Worldometer, indicate that the level of community transmission of Coronavirus in Nigeria was above double digit percentage. SaharaReporters observed that the country had identified 9,302 cases from […]

COVID-19: Lagos to re-open schools if… — Education commissioner

STRONG indications emerged, yesterday, that officials of the Federal and Lagos State governments are working out guidelines for re-opening of schools, which closure was precipitated by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. This came as the Lagos State Government hinted that there are plans to employ no fewer than 2,000 more teachers in its public primary […]

Nigerian officials in trouble as Buhari govt probes leakage of memos

President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has reacted angrily to the leakage of memos to the public allegedly by government officials. The Nigerian government bemoaned that state documents, including classified ones, were being sent out by public officers. Announcing that the matter is under investigation, it described the development as, “embarrassing.” The federal government declared that perpetrators […]

Lagos Marine Beach Bridge to be closed for 5 months

The Lagos State Government on Sunday announced a plan to effect partial closure of the Marine Beach Bridge, Apapa, to vehicular movement, from May 27 to Oct. 21. Marine Beach Bridge to be closed for five months (NAN) The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos. He […]

Abike Dabiri-Erewa accuses Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami of sending armed men to chase her staff out of office; Pantami reacts (video)

All appears not to be well between Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM, and the Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami. In a recent interview with SaharaTV, Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa, accused the Minister of using armed men to chase members of staff of NIDCOM out of an office space given to them by […]