The Kaduna State Government on Sunday appealed for calm and sympathise with the residents of kwoi in Jaba Local Government Area, following report of earth tremor. The government said in a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant to the Govrrnor on Media and Publicity, that it has made a formal report to the appropriate […]
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An explosion at a waste dump in Benin earlier this week killed eight people, local mayor Robert Tolegbon said on Sunday. The blast occurred late on Thursday at a giant trash heap in Tori, a town about 40 km (25 miles) northwest of the capital Cotonous as locals were sifting for food. Previously, the health […]
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A 42-year-old mother, Mrs Blessing Arigi-Osakwe,Â lost her lifeÂ on Sunday toÂ injuries sustained while attemptingÂ to save her two children from an inferno in Sokoto. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two children also lost their lives after theÂ bid to save them by their courageous motherÂ failed. While the two children were recovered dead from the […]
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fell ill on Sunday as she became â€œoverheatedâ€ and had to leave early from a September 11 memorial ceremony in New York City. Clinton, 68, was taken to her daughter Chelseaâ€™s home in Manhattan, and emerged a few hours later wearing sunglasses and telling reporters that she was â€œfeeling greatâ€. […]
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President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted Nigerians for their steadfastness in spite of the difficult economic times confronting the country. Buhari,Â in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Nigerians released in Abuja on Sunday,Â gave the assuranceÂ that his administration wouldÂ get the economy right. According to him,Â the Federal Government is â€œworking round the clockâ€ to addressÂ the current hardship the country is […]
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If Nigeria fails to start producing rice, by December 2016, the price of a bag of rice could be N40,000, says the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri. Lokpobiri, who made this known at a town hall meeting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Saturday, said that Nigeria spends about $22bn a […]
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Some lawyers have urged judges and magistrates to ensure that anyone convicted for rape is sanctioned in accordance with the stipulated Â criminal laws of the land. The lawyers in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday said it was sad that many trials for alleged rapists were never concluded […]
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Mr David Popoola, the State Pastor of Â Living Faith Church, Lokoja, has said that the present economic hardship is not peculiar to Nigeria but a global phenomenon. Popoola made the statement in Lokoja on Sunday in a sermon, entitled â€œBases for Financial Prosperityâ€. He said: â€œthe only escape route out of the present […]
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Dr Emeka Onwe, Chief Medical Director, Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, on Sunday urged Nigerians to embrace sporting activities to mitigate the effect of the nationâ€™s current economic recession. Onwe told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that engaging in sporting activities was â€˜indispensableâ€™ in peopleâ€™s lives. According to him, sporting activities will make individuals â€˜active-mindedâ€™ […]
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Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe has called for collective commitment by states, Federal Government, international agencies and development partners for the country to overcome its current humanitarian challenges. Gov. Gaidam, who made the call in his Eid el-Kabir Â message to the people of the state on Sunday, expressed optimism that the travails of the people […]
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Chief Medical Director of National Hospital, Abuja, JafMomoh, says the hospital has recorded 500 births conceived through In-Vitro Fertilisation between 2006 and 2016. Mr. Momoh said this on Saturday at the end of the 78th regular meeting of the Committee of Chief Medical Directors of Tertiary Hospitals held in Calabar. In-Vitro Fertilisation is a process […]
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One week after she excreted 76 pellets of drugs that tested positive to cocaine, BasariBinuyo, a pilgrim, has excreted six more wraps of the pellets, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has said. In a statement yesterday, the agency said that the woman would be â€œseverely sanctionedâ€ in line with the anti-narcotics laws of […]
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Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has saidÂ that controversy and toughness are the traits he possessÂ as a leader and politician among otherÂ uncommon features characterising his government, saying this remain catalysts to his performance which have beenÂ widely adjudge asÂ laudable by his admirers. Governor Fayose, who spoke yesterday through his Chief Press […]
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No fewer than 3,000 Ishiagu women on Friday staged a peaceful protest against the destruction of farm crops by herdsmen to the Palace of the traditional ruler of the community, EzegoNgele. The women, mainly peasant elderly farmers, marched peacefully to the palace of the monarch. They demanded urgent action to end the alleged indiscriminate destruction […]
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In this trying economic times, Muslims in Nigeria have been reminded that the slaughter of livestock especially, rams during Islamic festivity of Eid-Adha is not compulsory according to Islamic injunctions. An Islamic Scholar, Imam AbdulhameedShuaibAgaka told Economic Confidential that the sacrificial ram for Sallah celebration is permissible but not obligatory compared to the five Pillars […]
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A graduate of Harvard Business School, TundeKehinde, is all set to float Lidya, Nigeriaâ€™s first online-only bank, in October 2016. The bank, which is being branded as Nigeriaâ€™s first digital bank, will have no branches, but will be based in Nigeriaâ€™s commercial capital, Lagos. According to Kehinde, who spoke to Bloomberg, Lidya will offer small […]
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â€¦ As NCC plans tax holiday for telecom investors Minister of Mines and Steel Development, KayodeFayemi, says investors in the mining sector will be given a three-year tax holiday and waivers on import duties. Speaking to prospective investors at the opening session of the ongoing Africa Down Under Conference in Perth, Australia, Fayemi expressed Nigeriaâ€™s […]
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â€¦ Osibanjo not competent to lead economic team â€¦ Nigeria needs a sound economist not a sound lawyer The Economic team set up by the Federal government headed by Vice President YemiOsinbajo is in disarray, leading some citizens to call for his resignation to what they described as his incompetence. According to experts, the […]
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Indications have emerged that the display of crass disrespect for Edo political leaders, elder statesmen from the state as well as the presidential protocol by Governor Adams Oshiomole during the partyâ€™s recent mega rally honored by top party chieftains has shamed President MuhammaduBuhari. The President as leader of the party had graced the occasion in […]
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Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has again alerted the international community, accredited election monitors and the public about secret plot by Governor Adams Oshiomhole and its party, the All Progressive Congress, APC, to substitute members of the National Youths Services Corps, NYSC, trained for Edo governorship election with their party members. […]
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