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Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have rescued seven female students of Federal University Gusau in Zamfara State and three construction workers who were abducted by bandits last Friday. A top military source confirmed the development. Following the “prompt response” of troops of land and air components of the Joint Task Force of Operation Hadarin Daji, […]

President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday announced that France would withdraw its ambassador from Niger, followed by the French military contingent in the coming months, in a move welcomed by Niger’s military leaders as a “step towards sovereignty”. Macron’s announcement comes two months after a coup in the west African country that ousted the pro-Paris president […]

Governor Dauda Lawal has called  for urgent and comprehensive investigation into alleged secret negotiations between some  Federal Government agencies and bandits in Zamfara State. The Governor’s demand followed reports of alleged negotiations between a delegation of some agencies of the Federal Government and bandits group in Zamfara, without the knowledge of the State Government. The […]

A section of the building complex of Nigeria’s apex court, the Supreme Court of Justice located in the Three Arms Zone of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has been gutted by fire. Spokesperson of the Court, Festus Akande, confirmed the incident. “Yes, there was a fire that perhaps resulted from an electrical fault in the […]

Three persons were rescued on Sunday night, after a 40ft container fell on a Toyota Corolla car in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos State  The Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, who confirmed the  incident, said the victims were rescued at the Abalti Barrack end of the Ojuelegba Bridge, Surulere. “The rescue alert […]

 The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has approved a three-month grace period for owners of 167 revocked plots of land in the territory to begin to develop them or get their allocation papers revoked. DIPLOMATIC DIARY earlier reported that a host of prominent Nigerians,  politicians and businesses were affected by the decision of […]

President Bola Tinubu has directed security agencies to rescue the remaining female students of the Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, who were recently abducted by terrorists.  The students were Kidnapped on Thursday night when suspected bandits attacked their off campus residence in Sabon-Gida community, in the Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Six of the […]

Over four tons of illicit and controlled drugs including consignments of nitrous oxide popularly known as laughing gas, skunk, codeine syrup, methamphetamine and tramadol have been intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), during interdiction operations in Lagos, Kogi, FCT, Jigawa, Kaduna, Sokoto and Edo states. Giving a breakdown of the […]

Nigeria, along with several UN Member States, civil society delegates, and other interested parties, has endorsed a declaration aimed at accelerating initiatives to eliminate Tuberculosis (TB) by the year 2030. The document lays out ambitious new targets for the next five years that include reaching 90 per cent of people with TB prevention and care […]

The Nigerian government has launched a national talent export programme tagged the National Talent Export Programme (NATEP). The program is designed to create at least, one million jobs over the next five years as a special purpose vehicle. Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite, announced this on the sidelines of the 78th […]

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A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, restrained the Ondo State House of Assembly from impeaching the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, over alleged gross misconduct. Justice Emeka Nwite, in a ruling shortly after Aiyedatiwa’s counsel, Kayode Adewusi, moved the ex-parte motion to the effect. The judge also restrained Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu from nominating a new […]

The Federa Government has described as misleading the allegation by the Zamfara State Government that it is in secret negotiation with terrorists in the state DIPLOMATIC DIARY had on Monday reported that the Zamfara State Government demanded urgent investigation into alleged secret negotiations between some Federal Government agencies engaged in negotiations with bandits without seeking […]

The Senate will on Tuesday screen former Chairman of the Board of Citi Bank Nigeria, Dr Olayemi Cardoso, for the position of Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The senate will also screen four nominees for the positions of CBN Deputy Governors, who will join forces with Cardoso to steer the affairs of […]

Perez Medcare Hospital, where singer Ilerioluwa Aloba aka MohBad was allegedly taken to, has said the singer was brought in dead at the hospital. In the statement shared on its Instagram page on Monday night, the hospital  debunked rumours that the singer was admitted into the hospital. The statement partly read, “The attention of the management of […]

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday 27th September as Public Holiday in commemoration of this year’s Eid-ul-Maulid celebration. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Oluwatoyin Akinlade in a statement said the minister, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo who made the declaration in Abuja congratulated all Muslim faithful both home and in the Diaspora for witnessing this […]

In a bid to improve efficiency and reduce cost per barrel, the Federal Government yesterday signed a deal with oil and gas industry operators that would reduce the contracting cycle to not more than 180 working days. A statement by NNPC Limited disclosed that a Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed in Abuja […]

The Russian Interior Ministry on Monday added the president of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Piotr Hofmanski, to its wanted list for unspecified reasons. “Hofmanski Piotr Jozef, Polish. Wanted under an article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation”, the Interior Ministry said in a notice on Monday. Earlier this year, the ministry added […]

 The Lagos State Governorship Election Tribunal has affirmed the victory of  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the March 18th gubernitorial election in the State.  A three-member panel of Justices led by Justice Arum Ashom, declared Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the duly elected governor, after dismissing the two petitions filed by the governorship candidates of the […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is organising a mock accreditation exercise in 27 polling units across three states where off-circle governorship elections are scheduled for later this year. The exercise which is to test run the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) ahead of the election would be conducted in the three states on Saturday, […]

The Federal Government on Monday unveiled the programs of scheduled events to mark Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary, on October 1. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, unveiled the programs during a press conference at the National Press Centre, Radio House, Abuja on Monday. Akume emphasised the nation’s unbroken democratic journey […]