Author: Felicia Johnson

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu assured Nigerians that his administration will deploy detailed strategies to ensure schools remain safe as sanctuaries of learning and not hideouts for abductions. Tinubu disclosed this in a statement released on his official X on Sunday, March 24, 2024. Reemphasizing the importance of collaboration between the federal government and state for expected outcomes, especially on matters of security. The president commended and appreciated the efforts of the national security adviser, the security agencies, and the Kaduna state government for their diligence and input in handling the abduction. He added that it is clear that incipient urgency,…

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The Lagos State government has announced the reopening of discount prices on foodstuffs in Lagos market today, Sunday, March 24. Mr Gbenga Omotosho, the commissioner for information and strategy, revealed this in a statement with the residents. The initiation of discounts on foodstuffs in the Lagos state market (Ounje Ek0) was one of Babajide Sanwo-Olus, the state governor’s plans to reduce the hardship around the fuel removal subsidy and to support the residents in this current situation of Nigeria. “The Ounjè Èkò discount markets will reopen to Lagosians on Sunday, March 24, 2024. Residents are hailing the administration of Governor…

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Nigerian pilgrims may likely miss the 2024 Ramadan Umrah Trip as Saudi authorities halt visa issuance. According to a report in the Daily Trust, the decision has been causing confusion and disappointment for the intending pilgrims as Ramadan fasting crosses 11. Daily Insider gathers that Hajj and Umrah operators may experience financial losses and struggles compared to the income from the previous year on hotel bookings in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, as several flights were canceled. The Kano flight processed to convey over 300 intending Umrah pilgrims on Tuesday has also been affected by the decision. Umrah is a pilgrimage that…

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in the Benin Republic has guaranteed Nigerian students that certificates from Benin Republic and Togo universities remain valid. The NAN president, Ikenna Favour disclosed this in a statement today, March 22, 2024, speaking on the completion of the investigation of the degree mill which led to the suspension of certificates from the Benin Republic. Favour also urged Nigerian students to disregard fake news as the certificates issued by Benin universities are legal. He said, “We kindly ask that we put our mind to rest as thorough investigations are still ongoing and, in the…

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The militant responsible for the killings of 17 soldiers recently in the Okuama community in Ughelli South local government area of Delta State is on the run. The soldiers tracked the militant to the riverside in Igbomorutu town, in the Southern Ijaw Local government area of Bayelsa state during the week. Alongside his gang members, the militant attacked and killed Nigeria’s gallant soldiers during a peacekeeping mission in the community which led the whole nation into dilemma. Daily Insider gathers that the detectives have kept the militant under surveillance since March 14 and there is a possibility in extending the military…

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has announced national honours and befitting burial for 17 soldiers who were killed during the peacekeeping mission in Delta state few days ago. The president disclosed this during his Ramadan fast breaking with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, and the House leadership on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. Commenting on the sadly killings of the soldiers in Okuama Delta state, Tinubu assured the Nigerians that death of this gallant soldiers will never be in vain. Tinubu expressed his condolences to the families of deceased. He said, ”In responding to distress calls, they met…

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The director of Lagos state DNA and Forensic Centre, Dr Richard Somiari, said the autopsy result of late singer and rapper Mohbad would be available in next three to four weeks. Richard disclosed this during a coroner inquest on the death of the singer on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at Ikorodu Magistrate Court. Born Ilerioluwa Aloba, Mohbad died at the age of 27 years. His death was a global tragedy as Nigerians and music lovers both home and abroad demanded justice. An autopsy was conducted to ascertain the cause of his death following a directive from the Lagos state government.…

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Oyo First Lady, Engineer Tamunominini Makinde, has donated food items and cash gifts to the orphanage homes in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. Honourable Comforter Olajide, lawmaker representing Ibadan North State constituency who represented the Governor’s wife revealed this on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. According to her, Mrs Makinde distributed gifts, food and other utilities to eleven orphanage homes as a complement to the selfless services of the caregivers in the homes and also for the celebrations of Easter coming up in next few days. She added that reaching out to the orphanage homes in Oyo state is evidence that the…

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Fire has engulfed three buildings in Nnamdi Azikwe and Docemo in Idumota market of Lagos state including two story building known for selling clothes, bags and shoes. The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service disclosed this early today, Wednesday, March 20, 2024, on their official X while calling out for Fire emergency during the accident. Daily Insider gathers that house number 47, 49 and 51 buildings were affected. Tragically, house number 49 was collapsed due to the fire’s intensity in which goods worth of millions were destroyed which later spread to the house number 53. Fire emergency were called on…

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The top 10 universities in Africa, as ranked by EduRank 2024, are determined based on their research outputs, non-academic prestige, and alumni influence. The rankings are derived from an analysis of 24.5 million citations garnered by 2.16 million academic publications across 1,104 African universities, alongside the prominence of 3,700 distinguished alumni and utilizing the most extensive reference database accessible. Below is the list: 1. University of Ibadan: The University Of Ibadan (UI) is located in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state. The college has undergraduate and graduate arts, sciences, and pharmacy programs. Moreover, the college offers education, social sciences, law, medicine, and engineering…

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