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  1. RemmyAlex

    Metro Nigeria: White Man Arrested In Sambisa Forest

    A white man whose nationality is yet to be disclosed, was reportedly arrested inside Sambisa Forest as Nigerian troops cleared Boko Haram insurgents out of their last fortress on Thursday. “The man is under custody and providing positive information”, said a soldier, who just returned to...
  2. RemmyAlex

    World Indonesia Changes Visa Issuance Policy For Nigerians

    The Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Harry Purwanto, on Tuesday announced his government’s new policy for issuing visas to Nigerians and other foreigners wanting to visit Indonesian for any purpose. Purwanto told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that under the new policy, his Embassy...
  3. RemmyAlex

    Politics Buhari Salutes Nigerian Army For Colourful Parade On 74th Birthday

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday marked his 74th birthday anniversary with a special birthday parade and inspection of the Guard of Honour mounted by the Nigerian Army. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event, which took place at the fore-court of the Presidential Villa...
  4. RemmyAlex

    Metro Nigeria's Operation Delta Safe Arrests Militants Behind 'Attacks On Oil Facilities'

    The Joint Military Force deployed to the Niger-Delta, Operation Delta Safe, says it has arrested two suspected militants who are masterminds of recent attacks on oil infrastructure in the region. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Rear Adm. Suileman Apochi, Commander of Operation...
  5. RemmyAlex

    Politics Nigeria's Amina Mohammed Officially Announced As UN Deputy Secretary-General

    Incoming UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday announced Amina Mohammed as his Deputy Secretary-General. Mr. Guterres made the announcement through the spokesman of the Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric. Ms. Mohammed, Nigeria’s current Minister of Environment, was former UN...
  6. RemmyAlex

    World Germany: Urinating Man Watches His New Car Roll Into River

    A man in Germany who pulled over to answer the call of nature had the misfortune of watching his brand-new car roll into a river, rescue services said on Thursday. The 69-year-old man had stopped to relieve himself at a ferry wharf in the town of Leer in north-western Germany, but forgot to...
  7. RemmyAlex

    Politics Aisha Buhari Donates Bags of Rice, Milk To Christians For Christmas

    President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Hajiya Aisha, on Thursday, donated some bags of rice and cartons of liquid milk to the Christian community in Abuja for Christmas. In her address on the occasion, she said that the donation was to support the Christian families of the First Baptist Church in...
  8. RemmyAlex

    World Pope Francis Celebrates 80th Birthday, Rejects Early Wishes 'They Bring Bad Luck'

    Pope Francis on Wednesday quipped that people should not send him early birthday wishes because, in his native Argentina, doing so brings bad luck. Francis turns 80 on Saturday for the occasion; the Vatican has opened seven email accounts that can receive birthday messages in Latin, Italian...
  9. RemmyAlex

    Business Christmas: Excitement In Cross River As 'Abakaliki Rice' Sells For N14,500

    Demand for Nigerian-grown rice has risen in Calabar amidst rising cost of imported grains. Local rice looks set to take over kitchens this Christmas, according to an investigation by News Agency of Nigeria. “It is cheaper, more affordable and even sweeter than foreign rice. So I cannot spend...
  10. RemmyAlex

    World Gambia's President, Jammeh Heads To Supreme Court, Headed By A Nigerian

    Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh said he is ready to challenge the results of December 1 election at the Supreme Court, the ruling party said. In a statement broadcast on state television late on Saturday, the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) said it was preparing a...
  11. RemmyAlex

    Politics FG Uncovers N450Bn Unremitted Revenue From 33 Agencies

    The Federal Government is set to recover about N450 billion operating surpluses that were not returned by 33 agencies from 2010 to 2015. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeousun, made the announcement on Thursday in Abuja at a news conference. She said that an audit had been carried out on the...
  12. RemmyAlex

    Business Nigeria: 28 Ships Laden With Petroleum Products, Food Items Arrive Lagos

    Twenty eight ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos from Nov. 28 to Dec.13. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) stated this in its publication – `Shipping Position’, – a copy of which was made available to...
  13. RemmyAlex

    Business Nigeria: Prices of Bread Increases By 50%

    Bread consumers in Hadejia, Jigawa have expressed concern over persistent hike in prices, amid increasing demand for the commodity. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that prices of bread had gone up by about 50 per cent in the area. A medium loaf of bread is sold at N270 as against N200...
  14. RemmyAlex

    Politics Why We Want INEC To Shift Ondo Election - Makarfi

    The Peoples Democratic Party has restated its call for the postponement of the Ondo governorship election scheduled for Saturday, to enable it “screen and select agents for the exercise”. The Court of Appeal, on Wednesday in Abuja, dropped the party’s candidate, Jimoh Ibrahim, and replaced him...
  15. RemmyAlex

    Politics Governor Obaseki Appoints First Cabinet Members [See LIST]

    Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state on Monday in Benin announced the appointment of Mr Osarodion Ogie as the Secretary to the State Government. Here are other appointments the Governor made: Mr Taiwo Akerele as Chief of Staff Mr John Mayaki as interim Chief Press Secretary The News...
  16. RemmyAlex

    Business Trump’s Victory Cannot Revive the Naira – Economist tells Nigerians

    The election victory of Donald Trump as U.S. president-elect would not affect the Naira. An economist and an analyst told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that Nigeria should focus more on policies that would revive the economy. Mr Okechukwu Unegbu, former Managing Director of...
  17. RemmyAlex

    Business Naira Weakens 100% Against Cameroon CFA

    The Federal Government has been called upon to intervene and rescue the largest cattle market in West Africa from collapse due to weak of naira exchange. The Sarki Tuke of Mubi Emirate in Adamawa, Alhaji Rabi’u Ali made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Mubi on...
  18. RemmyAlex

    Business Why We Sacked 36 Expatriates, 12 Nigerians – Dangote

    The Dangote Group of Companies has denied reports that the disengagement of 36 expatriate and 12 Nigerian workers from the company was due to economic recession in the country. Mr Tony Chiejina, Head of Corporate Affairs, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday that the...
  19. RemmyAlex

    Business Naira Appreciates, Edges Towards N280 Per Dollar

    The Nigerian currency, the Naira is edging towards the N280 to the dollar opening rate at the Financial Markets Dealers Qoute (FMDQ). The naira on Wednesday closed at N304.75 to the dollar at the official interbank market from N305 recorded on Tuesday. At the Bureau De Change (BDC) window, the...
  20. RemmyAlex

    Metro Suleiman, Man Who Trekked For Buhari Ready To Trek Again For His Achievements

    Suleiman Hashimu, who trek from Lagos to Abuja to celebrate the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 general elections, is to embark on another trek for the president. Hashimu, however, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that this time around, he would not use his legs but...
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