By Rita Michael, Bauchi


Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Bauchi, Yakubu Mohammed, has disclosed that Bauchi government was owing pensioners N19 billion gratuities.

He said that both Bauchi and local government councils in the state are owing pensioners gratuities backlog of about N19 billion.

Mohammed disclosed this in Bauchi.

Nigerian soldiers have found one of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram from Chibok, making her the first freed from the Islamic extremists since the mass kidnapping more than two years ago. Her uncle describes her as pregnant and traumatized but otherwise fine.


Ten swimmers have been picked to represent Nigeria at the forthcoming CANA Zone 2 swimming competition among West African countries slated from May 27th in Dakar, Senegal.

They were picked from a two-day time trials held at the swimming pool complex of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere , Lagos over the weekend.


Yobo to give out 100 balls, signed Jerseys, Boots, tickets in the 10-day period leading up to his Testimonial match at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port-Harcourt on May 27, 2016

He said: “I know a lot of people want to attend the game, and I am grateful to everyone. This is a very important time for me and I feel that the fans should share in this too.


In what must be the first public revolt against the grueling conditions in which players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) play, Heartland FC has called for a postponement of Friday’s game against Enugu Rangers.

The Naze Millionaires sent an S.O.S message to the League Management Company (LMC) as they cringed against playing three matches in six days.


The Senator representing Ebonyi South senatorial zone in the Nigeria Senate, Chief Sunny Ogbuorji, has been disowned by his people of Afikpo South Local Government Area of the state over his alleged "inglorious attitude" in the last Saturday’s  South East Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) zonal congress held in Okpara square Enugu.


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