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Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated the new President of the United States, Joe Biden,  and Vice-President Kamala Harris, urging the new administration to strengthen U.S.-Nigeria ties. Abubakar in a statement signed by him on Thursday in Abuja, urged Biden to assist Nigeria in winning the war against insurgency. “I also look forward to the removal of every travel restriction on Nigerian citizens, in keeping with the good relations that has existed between our two...

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The Hill We Climb By Amanda Gorman, January 20, 2021 on the occasion of President Joseph R. Biden’s Inauguration. When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We’ve braved the belly of the beast We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace And the norms and notions of what just is Isn’t always just-ice And yet the dawn is ours...

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved an increase in the retirement age of teachers across the country from 60 to 65 years or 40 years in service as against 35. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday. According to him, the new retirement age for teachers is now 65...

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Below is the U.S. President Joe Biden’s inaugural address as prepared for delivery. Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, and my distinguished guests, my fellow Americans, this is America’s day. This is democracy’s day, a day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew. And America has risen to the challenge. Today we celebrate the...

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The Presidency on Tuesday commented on the controversy generated by the directive of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on his directives that herdsmen should vacate the state government forest reserves. President Muhammadu Buhari called on the state government and the Fulani communities to exercise some restraints on the issue. The President made this call through a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. The statement, titled,...

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A pro-party body for the All progressive congress, APC mandate defenders has slammed Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state for claiming that the COVID-19 vaccines are meant to kill people. The governor, who once denied the existence of the virus, had told a crowd to reject vaccines because they are meant to kill. “Vaccines are being produced in less than one year of COVID-19. There is no vaccine yet for HIV, malaria, cancer, headache and...

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 1,617 new cases of the  CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the country has so far tested 1,172,234  people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on Feb. 27, 2020 in the country. The public health Institute also reported an additional 14 deaths, bringing the total number of casualties...

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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to quickly extend travel restrictions barring travel by most people who have recently been in much of Europe and Brazil, a spokeswoman for Biden said. President Donald Trump signed an order Monday lifting the restrictions he imposed early last year in response to the pandemic from Jan. 26, after winning support from coronavirus task force members and public health officials. Soon after Trump’s order was made public, Biden spokeswoman Jen...

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Crisis is brewing in Achara Community, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State as one of the villages, Umuagwuene, says it is the oldest and will resist any attempt to change its traditional seniority position. Speaking with newsmen in Nsukka, after a general meeting of the village on Monday, Mr. Micheal Ezugwu, the Oldest man in Achara Community, who is from Umuagwene village, maintained that his village is the oldest in the town. According to...

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“Schools cannot be shut down forever. Markets cannot be locked up forever and you cannot lock down a country forever .” ―Ebuka Onyekwelu The COVID pandemic has been on the prowl for about a year now, wrecking economies, maiming civilization to the shock and confusion of mankind. Resolute, it is defying science and knowledge; the twin biggest treasures of modernity. The pandemic has continued to take captives on its own terms, even changing its nature...

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