Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr Theophilus Odagme, has stated that Nigeria accounts for 32 percent of global annual malaria-related deaths. The commissioner stated this in a state broadcast to mark this yearâ€™s World Malaria Day. Odagme, who informed that malaria is still a major public health problem, said about 200,600 malaria related deaths occur
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Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has called on vehicle owners and drivers to pay attention to the condition of their tyres, as the hot weather is a major cause of tyre burst and road accidents. A statement signed by the Head, Media Relations and Strategy, Bisi Kazeem, said one factor responsible for road accident is
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As Nigeria joins the rest of the world today to commemorate this yearâ€™s World Intellectual Property Organisation, WIPO, the Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC said it is committed to ensuring that the rights of Intellectual Property, IP, creator is adequately protected. The commission however, urged that Nigeria should embrace all the benefits that the digital-technology brings
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Former Gov Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Monday said he would contest for presidency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019. Lamido made this known to newsmen in his village â€“ Bamaina â€“ in Birnin-kudu Local Government Area of the State. He however, said a partyâ€™s ticket was not given to anybody
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At least five people have been confirmed dead when men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen invaded Ukpabi Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State in the early hours of yesterday. It would be recalled that the attack is coming barely two days after security report revealed that Fulani herdsmen were going to
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President Muhammadu Buhari, former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, Senate President Bukola Saraki and speaker of the House of Representatives are among eminent Nigerians billed to grace the public presentation of the book, â€˜Who will Love my Country: Ideas for Building the Nigeria of Our dreams,â€™ authored by the deputy president of the Senate,
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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that he will support any policy of President Muhammadu Buhariâ€™s administration which will enhance the well-being of Rivers people. Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday when he granted audience to the Local Study Group from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPPS, Kuru, Governor
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Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, says his leadership has a plan for fixing Nigerian roads, but no money could be spent until the 2016 budget is passed. Speaking at a town hall meeting in Lagos, Fashola said it was â€œunfortunateâ€ that the budget, â€œan article of faith,â€ was delaying investment of funds
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Johannesburg-based MTN Group has disclosed in the companyâ€™s annual report published yesterday that the former CEO, Sifiso Dabengwa was paid $1.6 million after he resigned following a record $5.2 billion fine levied the telco by Nigerian regulators. The Multinational mobile telecommunications company, reported that the non disconnection of subscribers in Nigeria affected its consolidated subscriber
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Acting Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, Dr. Vincent Onome Akpotaire has disclosed that the Bureau was currently reviewing the data of failed privatised enterprises in the country to ascertain their performance index to upscale them. Akpotaire who disclosed this recently when he appeared on the Nigerian Television Authority, NTAâ€™s, breakfast programme-Good
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Nigeriaâ€™s Dream Team VI have their work clearly cut out at this summerâ€™s Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil after Colombia named the duo of Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao as well as Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina are two notable names in their provisional squad. Hostilities will commence on August 4 with Nigeria handled by Samson Samson
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Federal Government has generated over N2 trillion through the Treasury Single Account TSA, since the commencement of the policy. The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure at a Town Hall meeting held on Monday in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria NAN, reports that TSA is a financial policy which kicked off
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Nigeria legend, Christian Chukwu has paid tribute to Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi as he celebrates his 29th birthday. The Bluesâ€™ star who made his Super Eaglesâ€™ debut in 2006, began his international career for the country at the 2003 African U17 Cup of Nations in Swaziland where the Golden Eaglets finished third before featuring
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Kelechi Iheanacho has the third best minutes-per-goal ratio in the English Premier League this season following his brace against Stoke City last weekend. Only Manchester City teammate Sergio Aguero and Liverpool frontman Daniel Sturridge have a better strike rate than the Nigeria international. In 2,195 minutes of football, the Argentina star has found the net
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Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has called on the Federal Government to revisit its forex policy for importation of telecommunications equipment in the country. Speaking at the Universal Service Provision Fund, USPFâ€™s â€œFocused industry stakeholdersâ€™ forum, in Lagos, Danbatta said the call was imperative because of the
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Watford striker Ighalo posted a blank picture in all-black on Twitter with the words â€œR.I.P. Daddyâ€ after learning of his fatherâ€™s death overnight Tragic Odion Ighalo suffered a shattering post-script to Wembley defeat when his father Paul died hours later. Watford striker Ighalo posted a blank picture in all-black on Twitter with the words â€œR.I.P.
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Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has urged law enforcement agencies to collaborate with the Commission in its quest to ensure zero tolerance on infractions in Nigeriaâ€™s Capital Market. He also urged that perpetrators of fraudulent acts are brought to book appropriately. Director General of SEC, Mounir Gwarzo stated this when he led the Management of
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Former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) yesterday approached the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, praying it to set aside the judgment of an Abuja High Court which declined to void his arrest and detention by the federal government since December last year, in spite of existing court order that admitted him to
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Federation Cup reigning champions, Akwa United FC of Uyo, have sent their Belgian head coach, Maurice Cooreman, on an indefinite leave. The decision by the club followed their one-nil defeat to Enyimba on Sunday night in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on home turf, the Godswill Akpabio Stadium also known as the Nest of
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JOSE MOURINHO will be given Â£300m to spend on new signings when he becomes the Manchester United boss. United will announce Mourinho as their next manager within the next two weeks after he signed a deal to replace Louis van Gaal. The club had hoped to wait until the end of the season to make
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