THE ongoing impeachment saga in Nasarawa State, on Tuesday evening, claimed five innocent persons, who were ambushed in Dedere community in Obi Local Government area of the state.
However, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ismaila Numan, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) confirmed to the Nigerian Tribune in his office, on Wednesday, that only four people were killed, while one person was injured.
Investigations by our correspondent revealed that trouble started when loyalists
Concerned about the need to checkmate the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) to Osun State, the Medical and Dental Consultantsâ€™ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH) chapter, Osogbo, on Wednesday, urged the state government to postpone this yearâ€™s celebration of Osun Osogbo festival slated for Friday.
The group stressed that the appeal had become imperative to safeguard the lives of residents in the state, pointing out
SOME students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, have expressed worry over the large population of ceaseless migratory fruit bats, which had been living in various parts of the university community, including academic areas, for decades.
The university re-opens on Sunday, August 24.
Bats are one of the primary sources of contracting Ebola and the fruit bats are members of the Pteropodidae family of bats, which act as pollinators and seed dispersers and are said to be found in primary
THE Federal Government has announced a direct assistance of N200 million to Lagos State government, to enable it to successfully curtail the spread of Ebola virus disease in the state.
Government had recently set aside the sum of N1.9 billion for the 36 states of the federation to combat the disease, following its importation into the country by the index case patient, the Liberian-American, the late Patrick Sawyer.
Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, disclosed this while briefing State
THE Federal Government has denied ordering the sack of striking members of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), saying they have only been placed on suspension, contrary to reports.
Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, stated this while briefing State House correspondents in Abuja, on Wednesday, noting that the change in vocabulary from suspension to sack was capable of sending out the message.
Chukwu said the programme was suspended because the allotted time within which the resident
American Ebola patient, Dr Kent Brantly, beamed with delight, on Thursday, as he thanked God for sparing his life and prepared to leave hospital after being declared free of the deadly disease.The American missionary doctor, according to MailOnline, looked a little frail but healthy as he gripped the hand of his wife, Amber, amid a large medical team at a Emory University Hospital press conference in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.The 33-year-old said: "Today is a miraculous day. I am thrilled to
Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has again been awarded the Best Support Bank in the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme (ACGSF) for the 8th consecutive year by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The award is presented to the bank which has demonstrated the highest level of support for the scheme.
Similarly, three customers of the bank won the apex bank`s National Awards in three categories: Sion Economic Allianz, Asaba, won the Best Arable Farmer; Professor Vincent Iyawe from Benin won the award for Best
There was panic along the ever busy Abuja-Nyanya-Keffi road area of Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday, when a car suspected to be laden with explosive devices was suddenly abandoned in the middle of the road by its driver.
Eyes witnesses told the Nigerian Tribune that following this development, motorists and other passers by scampered for safety for fear the car might explode at any moment.
It was gathered that consequently, armed soldiers at the military check points swiftly moved
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that part of the reason it re-introduced charges on Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) is that it is expensive to maintain the machine and requires â€˜economic incentiveâ€™ for owners to deploy and service.
The apex bank further said that the wear and tear, as well as frequency of servicing the ATMs had increased, stressing that some customers were indeed beginning to abuse the service through countless daily withdrawals.
In a statement titled:
IN a bid to maintain the integrity of the capital market and further protect investors in Nigeria, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has formally announced its intention to sever all connections with any Dealing Member Firm that is inactive for six consecutive months.
The intention is being pursued through a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule that authorises the NSE to revoke the dealing member licences of such inactive firms.
The SEC rule provides that where a dealing member firm is inactive
Market Capitalisation at the close of trading on Wednesday continued its downward trend suffering N7.46 billion or 0.05 per cent loss, though quite lower than the N145.79 billion gain it recorded briefly a day earlier.
The capitalisation depreciated to N13.80 trillion from the N13.81 trillion that was achieved the preceding day.
Similarly, the NSE All-Share index dipped by 22.58 basis points or 0.05 per cent to 41,789.56 points from the 41,812.14 points that was recorded the prior day.
THE last may not have been heard about the outcome of the August 9 governorship election in Osun as the Omisore Youth Solidarity Forum (OYSF) and Iyiola Omisore Organisation (IOO), on Wednesday, in Osogbo ,alleged that the poll was fraught with massive rigging and irregularities by the All Progressives sCongress (APC).
Describing the victory of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who polled 394,684 to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard bearer in the exercise, Senator Iyiola Omisore, as a daylight
Cardinal James Odunmbaku has denied news report that he has left the All Progressives Congress.(APC)
In a press release signed by Obasola Olorunimbe, the General Secretary of the Grassroots Democratic Coalition (GDC) and a political aide to Cardinal James Odunmbaku.
He refuted the story of Cardinal Odunmbakuâ€™s dumping of APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as unfounded, malicious and unfortunate
â€œOur attention have been drawn to a news item credited to Gazellenews, where they
A former Minister of State for Aviation, Felix Hassan Hyat, has declared readiness to contest for the governorship election in Kaduna State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Hyat, who hailed from Southern Kaduna, told journalists on Wednesday, that he would contest the governorship because Southern Kaduna, was morally entitled to fly the PDP ticket in 2015 in comparison with previous precedents in the state.
He flayed the endorsement of the incumbent governor, Mukhtar Yero saying
No fewer than eight suspected snatchers of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), have been apprehended by the Nigerian Police in Delta State, last weekend.
This is just as no fewer than 1, 301 PVC were recovered from the hoodlums, some of whom are still on the run.
A three-day distribution of the cards by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), commenced last Friday at various polling units when the hoodlums hijacked the items.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Celestina
As the tenure of current local government chairmen and councillors draws to a close by October, the chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly, Committee on Local Government Administration and Chieftaincy Affairs, Moshood Lanre Oshun, said on Wednesday, that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is putting things together and will soon come out with programme of transition.
The lawmaker gave the hint at an interactive session with newsmen covering the House on a programme tagged: â€˜Time out
The Ondo State police command, on Wednesday, said it had arrested 32 suspects including a serving police corporal and two women, over various offences, which included murder, robbery, kidnapping, impersonation and car theft.
The suspects included a woman that allegedly set her manfriend ablaze, resulting in his death and another, a fake military officer.
Speaking on the feat achieved by the command, the Commissioner of Police, Ondo State Command, Isaac Eke, said the suspects were arrested in various
The Nigerian government has launched its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) information system (NMIS), which would provide a comprehensive map of health, education, water and sanitation facilities across the country.
At the event, Anambra State, got the best award in institutionalisation and mainstreaming of the MDGs, while Kebbi and Bauchi states both won awards in outstanding performance of the MDGs Conditional Grants Scheme (CGS) projects.
Speaking at the event, Vice President Namadi Sambo, stated
In reaction to controversies tailing the appointment of Mr Danladi Kifasi, as the new Head of Service of the Federation (HoS) and the subsequent threat of protest over corruption allegations levelled against him, the Coalition of Civil Society organisations has condemned the proposed protest as blackmail.
The group said the call for the removal of. Danladi ,on corruption grounds ,was a plot to deny him of his rights as what he is being accused of, had been decided upon by an high court in his favour.
Female medical doctor at First Consultant Hospital, Lagos, Dr Stella Adedavoh, has died from the Ebola virus disease.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, confirmed this to newsmen last night.
The doctor was the one who attended to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought the virus to Nigeria.
Dr Adedavoh had been in coma for nearly a week as a result of the virus.
The woman was said to be a great grand-daughter of Herbert Macaulay and the lead consultant at the First Consultant