World Water Day: Safe water, sanitation not feasible by 2030 – UN


The United Nations has said that the goal of safely managed water and sanitation for every individual might not be achieved by 2030. The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, in his message on World Water Day at the United Nations Water Conference in Abuja on Wednesday, described water as what is vital to every aspect of […]

179 million Nigerians lack access to safe drinking water – NIWE


    The Nigerians Institution of Water Engineers has said that no fewer than 179 million Nigerians are lacking access to safe drinking water in the country. The group said residents in urban areas have been accessing only contaminated water, adding that it is the reason different diseases evolve in the country. The NIWE National […]

Don’t loot Plateau treasury, PDP warns outgoing APC govt


    The Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State, which won the governorship election, conducted last Saturday, has warned the outgoing government officials of ruling All Progressives Congress not to loot the state treasury, as doing such, would have dire consequences The party gave the warning on Wednesday, through a statement signed by its State […]

Port Harcourt refinery ready Q2 of 2023 – Minister


    The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has said the Port Harcourt refinery is near completion. The three refineries in the country; Warri, Port-Harcourt, and Kaduna have been moribund for years. However, Sylva said the Port Harcourt refinery should be ready before the end of the second quarter of the year. […]

AFCON Qualifier: Peseiro, Osimhen, others confident of Eagles victory


Ahead of their double-header Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier games against Guinea Bissau on Friday, March 24 and Monday, March 23, 2023, Super Eagles Head Coach, Jose Peseiro, says he has a good team, and that there is enough time to improve. Speaking to our correspondent during a media chat in Abuja on Wednesday, Peseiro […]

Benue govt sets up transition committee


Benue State Government has constituted  a transition committee to prepare the handing over of the incoming administration scheduled for May 29, 2023. The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Samuel Ortom, Nathaniel Ikyur, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. He said the composition of the committee was announced at  the State Executive Council meeting held […]

Tinubu travelled for vacation, not ill – Onanuga

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council has debunked speculations the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has been rushed abroad for medical treatment. The media has been awash with news of the former Lagos governor’s alleged illness and how he was flown to London, United Kingdom, late on Tuesday night. The development is coming hours after […]

Tinubu jets out to Europe ahead of Lesser Hajj

President-elect Bola Tinubu on Tuesday night travelled out of the country to spend some time in Paris and London. According to a statement by Tunde Rahman for the Office of the President-elect, the trip will enable Tinubu to rest and plan his transition programme ahead of his inauguration on May 29. Rahman added that the […]

BREAKING: LP’s Alex Otti wins Abia gov election


The Labour Party candidate, Alex Otti, has been declared the winner of the Abia State governorship election following the eventual declaration, on Wednesday, of the results of the controversial Obingwa Local Government Area results.With the conclusion of the collation of the outstanding results of the election, the Peoples Democratic Party scored 9,962 votes and while […]

Rivers man bags death sentence for armed robbery

Death sentence

A High Court in Port Harcourt has sentenced one Promise Thompson to death by hanging for armed robbery and child theft. Thompson and his accomplice, Beatrice Ogbunka were standing trial on three counts of armed robbery, kidnapping, child theft and for shooting one Chidiebere Ogbugu and stealing his five-year-old child. The incident occurred on October […]