THE World Bank is poised to invest 150 million dollars in Anambra, Ekiti and Bauchi states as support program accelerated development in the three states.
The World Bank Senior Education Specialist, Dr Tunde Adekola, made the disclosure on Wednesday while inspecting some dilapidated structures and spoiled machines in the 11 technical colleges in Anambra State.
He said that the money was meant to revamp all the technical colleges in Anambra, Ekiti and Bauchi States, adding that World Bank would also
THE Federal Government, on Wednesday, approved the release of the 2014 admissions into Federal Government Colleges across the country.
Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, who gave the approval in Abuja, said he was satisfied with the admission exercise conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO).
He had, accordingly, directed all prospective candidates to check their admission status online through the portal address: www.fmeinterviewtest.com.
As a result of fierce competition
Contrary to apprehension being nursed by intending Muslim pilgrims that the Saudi Arabia authorities may refuse to grant visa to the pilgrims from Nigeria, for this yearâ€™s pilgrimage to Mecca, owing to the panic caused by the deadly Ebola virus disease, Saudi Embassy in the country, had since Monday, commenced the issuance of visas to intending pilgrims.
Managing Director of Med View Airlines, Alhaji Bankole Muneer, whose airline is one of the designated carriers for the 2014 Hajj exercise to Mecca,
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has advised that President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Assembly to take an urgent and more serious action on problems of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and terrorism, saying the twin crises require being treated as national emergency.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of a seminar on capacity building and skills development for trade union organisers, orgainsed by the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTW) in partnership with
The president of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide, Pastor Abraham Akinosun has pledged to bring together the CAC factional churches to their mainstream.
Pastor Akinosun disclosed this, during the ordination of returned pastors from the factional churches, on Wednesday, at theological seminary, Opa, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
He stated that what initially led to division of CAC was indiscipline and disobedience of members, which made them stray away to the factional churches.
He, therefore, thanked
Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) Plc has extended the MTN XaaS platform to power the Diamond Yâ€™ello Account in collaboration with Diamond Bank and MTN Nigeria. MTN XaaS runs on indigenous software from Computer Warehouse Group Plc designed to provide efficient cloud based banking services.
Diamond Yâ€™ello Account is a mobile banking product built on MTN Xaas platform to enable MTN subscribers, including the unbanked and under-banked populace in Nigeria enjoy the banking services from Diamond Bank.
Nigeriaâ€™s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is also the apex capital market regulator has issued a caveat on Liberty Assets Management Limited and said itâ€™s not registered with the commission to transact any business in the Nigerian Capital Market (NCM).
â€˜â€™This is to notify the general public that Liberty Assets Management Limited is not registered by the Securities and Exchange Commission to carry out any transaction in the Nigerian Capital Market,â€™â€™ SEC said in a statement
Caverton Offshore Support Group (COSG), the leading provider of marine, aviation and logistics services to local and international oil and gas companies in Nigeria, has announced that Caverton-RK has been awarded a contract to supply two drilling vessels to Shebah Exploration and Production Company Limited (SEPCOL).
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the company on Wednesday.
The contract, the statement stated, will run for an initial period of three months and provides for Caverton-RK to
THE Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) has begun an intensive membership drive, aimed at creating stronger political platform for the party in the state ahead of the 2015 general elections.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the conduct of its congress in Osogbo, on Wednesday, the newly elected chairman of PDM in the state, Mr Tajudeen Adekunle, said the development was part of the strategy to win future elections in the state.
He emphasised the need for the people to embrace
AUTHORITIES of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, on Wednesday, disclosed that it has acquired Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth N17million to tackle any case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Osun State.
Part of the PPE equipment acquired included gloves, medical suits, goggles and hand sanitisers, which would aid medical personnel in protecting them against the deadly EVD.
According to a press statement signed by Public Relations Officer (PRO)
The Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation (OPIC) has stated that the abundant land resources on Ogun State is yet to be fully tapped into, saying it is doing all within its power to drive growth in the state.
Making this known on Wednesday in Abeokuta at the corporationâ€™s headquarters in Oke Ilewo was the Managing Director of the corporation and Special Adviser to the Governor of Ogun State on Property matters, Barrister Babajide Odusolu at a press conference and flag-off of design competition
"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers," Melissa Rivers said in a written statement on Thursday. "She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother."
Melissa Rivers added that she and her son, Cooper, who is Joan Rivers' grandson, "have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support and
The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa has been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery.
William Pooled, 29, has been treated in a special isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
Mr Pooley was given the experimental drug ZMapp and his family have praised the "world class" care at the hospital.
Around half of the 3,000 people infected in the outbreak, which started in Guinea, have died.
Mr Pooley was working as a volunteer nurse in
FOLLOWING the pushing out of insurgents from Bama, which is 68 kilometres from Maiduguri,the Borno State capital, after fierce fighting in the last few days, the Nigerian military has rolled out tanks to defend the capital city from attacks.
Deputy governor of Borno State, Zannah Umar Mustapha, on Tuesday, said Bama has not fallen into the hands of Boko Haram terrorists, insisting that the military is in full control of the security situation.
This came as the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF)
THE fallouts of the August 9 governorship election in Osun State took a new twist on Tuesday, when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) suspended two top electoral officers (EOs) over alleged electoral fraud during the exercise.
Nigerian Tribune authoritatively gathered that two officers allegedly colluded with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to manipulate the electoral process in Osogbo and Obokun local government areas.
Credible sources at the INEC headquarters in Osogbo
President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, said atrocities of terrorist groups active in the Sahelo-Saharan region, including Boko Haram, the Lord Resistant Army and Al-Shabaab, bear testimony to the challenge still facing African leaders.
He said although African countries are now equipped in terms of legal, political and normative instruments, the tasks now were to ensure their effective implementation.
The president spoke in Nairobi, at the opening ceremony of the 455th African Union (AU) Peace
NATIONAL leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, has described as falsehood and cheap blackmail, reasons given by Chief Tom Ikimi for dumping the APC.
Tinubu, on Tuesday, said a man of Ikimiâ€™s antecedents, with awful past during his years in public life, could not have been elected the national president of the APC.
Ikimi, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, recently dumped the APC and joined the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), accusing Tinubu of hijacking his
THE Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, was on Tuesday thrown into panic when two patients suspected to be infected with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) were reportedly brought into the hospital.
Confirming this development, a resident doctor at the hospital, who plead anonymity, disclosed to the Nigerian Tribune that one of the patients was brought in on Monday by an airport ambulance after reportedly being rejected at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
The Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Parker, on Tuesday, slumped and died at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
Parker, who flew into the county aboard an American Airline, Delta Air Lines, sources said took ill while on board.
The plane had arrived the country from Atlanta Georgia, around 4:00 p.m., on Tuesday.
A source close to the airport confirmed that the medical personnel attached to the terminal tried to revive him, but without success.
When it was confirmed