Ogun Govt. moves to foster peace between farmers, herders/newsheadline247.com
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Ogun Govt. moves to foster peace between farmers, herders

The government of Ogun State, on Saturday, held a joint meeting with farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the state, as part of efforts to resolve reoccurring clashes and as well promote peaceful co-existence between the two groups. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs Abosede Ogunleye, said at the meeting in Abeokuta that the effort Read more

Eid El-Kabir: Buhari hosts Guinea’s Alfa Conde in Daura
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Eid El-Kabir: Buhari hosts Guinea’s Alfa Conde in Daura

President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, on Saturday, met President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State. According to a statement by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, President Conde is in Daura for Eid El-Kabir celebrations. He said the visiting president would attend the Eid prayers with President Read more

Xenophobia: Nigerian students shut South Africa’s Shoprite at Ota/newsheadline247.com
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Xenophobia: Nigerian students shut South Africa’s Shoprite at Ota

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Saturday in Ota, Ogun State shutdown South Africa’s multi-million naira grocery chain, Shoprite. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the students picketed the shopping mall in protest over what was described as protracted killings and dehumanizing of Nigerians residing in South Africa. Scores of young Nigerians residing Read more

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EFCC drags Ex-INEC Chairman Maurice Iwu to court over alleged N1.2bn scam

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Maurice Iwu has been charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N1.2bn scam. The EFCC’s acting spokesperson, Mr Tony Orilade, confirmed the planned arraignment in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. He, however, did not disclose when the Read more

Open Defection: Nigeria ranks second in the world - UNICEF/newsheadline247.com/
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Open Defection: Nigeria ranks second in the world – UNICEF

Nigeria has been ranked second among countries practising open defecation globally, says the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF. Dr Geoffrey Njoku, Communication Specialist, UNICEF made this known at a Two-Day Media Dialogue in Calabar State on Wednesday. The theme of the dialogue “Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet” is aimed at creating awareness to end the Read more

Arafat: Saudi introduces electronic system to stone ‘shaitan’/newsheadline247.com
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Arafat: Saudi introduces electronic system to stone ‘shaitan’

The Saudi authorities have introduced an electronic system into the stoning of the ‘shaitan’ (devil) at Muna after Arafat day. This is to monitor the movement of pilgrims to ensure orderliness and check stampede in the 2019 pilgrimage. The Representative of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr Read more