The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has arrested an Indian national for importing and distributing fake and unregistered regulated products into Nigeria.
This is sequel to a special raid and enforcement operation in some markets and locations in Port- Harcourt, Rivers State, by the Investigation and Enforcement Directorate of the agency from Lagos.
Addressing journalists after the exercise, the leader of the team, Mr Folorunso Idowu, a Chief Regulatory
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has lauded the decision of the Nigerian military to promote soldiers combating insurgency in the North-East, saying the planned posthumous promotion for soldiers that die on the battlefield, is a welcome development.
This is contained in a statement signed by its spokesman, Mr Eric Omare.
The IYC averred that beyond promotion of serving officers and those that paid the supreme sacrifice, the Federal Government should provide scholarship from pre-primary to university
Ijaw Youths have publicly denounced the role their parents played against the Igbos in the Nigeria/Biafra Civil War of 1967/70.
They, however pleaded for forgiveness, saying if the level of awareness and information technology available today were in the country then the Ijaw would have supported the Biafraâ€™s course.
Addressing the Ohanaeze Youth Councilâ€™s (OYCâ€™s) submit, held in Owerri, the Imo State capital, the President of Ijaw Youth Council, Comrade Udengs Eradiri, said the Niger Delta
TOWARDS ensuring hitch-free elections, all registered political parties in Zamfara State have signed a peace pact at the state Police headquarters.
The exercise was virtually observed in the presence of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 10, Alhaji Bala Hassan, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Olufemi David, and all heads of security agencies in the state.
The event also witnessed the presence of the state governor and APC gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari
Ahead the presidential election billed to hold later this month, President Goodluck Jonathanâ€™s re-election bid is gathering more steam with the monumental support he is receiving from different quarters.
Leading the pack of those rooting for the president is Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe, who while receiving indigenes of Gagdi, Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State in Abuja, urged them to support the president for the continuation of the good works currently
Traders in Akwa Ibom State across major markets on Friday temporarily suspended operations and converged on Uyo, the state capital to unanimously declare support for the stateâ€™s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr. Udom Emmanuel.
The event which took place at the popular Itam Market was organised by the Conference of Traders Association in the state to not only show their support for the PDP-led government but to also support Udomâ€™s candidature.
Speaking at the ceremony,
Governor Bala James Ngilari of Adamawa State has distanced himself from a newspaper advertorial criticising the presidency for its alleged involvement in Adamawa State politics, saying that the sponsor of the advert is an agent of opposition parties, who wants to cause confusion in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the coming general election.
The Director Public Affairs to the Governor, Mr. Phineas Elisha, in a press statement on Saturday, said the content of the said advertorial
A 30-year-old woman, Mrs Bukola Olusegun, is now cooling her feet in a police cell at the Ekiti police command headquarters, following her arrest for setting her husband on fire.
Abimbola Olusegun, her 32-year-old husband, it was gathered, was doused with petrol and set ablaze by Bukola during a disagreement they had on Valentineâ€™s Day, allegedly over the celebration of the day.
Mr Olusegun, said to be a commercial driver, had arrived at their home in Idolofin area of Ado Ekiti at about 6pm on
Civil service rules â€™ll determine his exit â€”FGDonâ€™t sack him, North warns Jonathan
THE plot to ease out the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, from office before the March 28 general elections thickened on Friday as the Federal Government hinted that civil service rules would determine his exit.
While the Federal Government disclosed this, the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), also on Friday, warned President Goodluck Jonathan against removing
INEC plans mock election in Lagos, Rivers, others
An update on collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) released on Friday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) showed that Kano State is leading nationwide with 4.112 million cards collected.
The figure showed Lagos State, on 17 February was leading with 3,685,322 losing that position as it only moved up to 3,693,355 by Thursday.
Kano State within those 13 days added 624,884 to its population of voters who had collected their
Anti-aircraft guns, multi-barrel grenade launchers, machine guns recovered
Troops routed Boko Haram terrorists from Bara, headquarters of Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State and Gulag, headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, in the early hours of Friday.
The Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, who disclosed this, on Friday, said troops engaged insurgents in what he described as fierce fighting which preceded the liberation of the towns
THE Ebonyi State House of Assembly has agreed to serve an impeachment notice on Governor Martin Elechi after accusing the governor of corruption and misconduct.
A motion for the notice to be served on the governor was approved after the acting Majority Leader of the House, Mr Francis Nwifruru, on Friday, read details accusing the governor of undermining the integrity of the House and committing fraudulent acts.
The assembly had, on February 18, set up a panel to investigate allegations of financial
FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied reports that he deliberately arrived late at the birthday celebration of former President Shehu Shagari, after the departure of President Goodluck Jonathan and other past leaders.
President Shagariâ€™s 90th birthday was marked on Wednesday with President Jonathan and all former Nigerian leaders, except Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, who was in the United Kingdom in attendance.
Obasanjo arrived only after Jonathan and the former leaders had left after
Barely two months after the Federal Government reduced the price of petrol from N97 to N87, queues have hit most filling stations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The queues have already caused traffic jams in the city centre which also led to congestion in most of the roads.
When Saturday Tribune visited some of the filling stations, it was gathered that some of them werenâ€™t selling fuel while it appeared that some were hoarding the fuel.
Efforts to speak with the pump
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, has assured policemen yet to be paid promotion arrears to exercise patience as this will soon be addressed.
A group of policemen had threatened to embark on industrial actions to protest the non-payment of their promotion arrears, amongst, other issues.
Speaking in an interview with Saturday Tribune on Friday, the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, warned officers against this action, saying it is against the law
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has said that he received with sadness, news of the death of distinguished writer and former President of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Alhaji Abubakar Gimba.
According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, in Abuja, on Friday, the president extended his condolences to Alhaji Gimbaâ€™s family, friends and associates as they mourn the literary icon who has left behind a legacy of notable works.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics, Financial Crimes and Anti-corruption, Senator Victor Lar, said, on Friday, that the anti-graft agencies of the United Kingdom spent a whopping Â£14m (N4 billion) to secure the conviction of a former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, on April 17, 2012.
Senator Lar, who made the revelation during the 2015 budget defence session of agencies under his committee, however, stated that the Nigerian government did not bear part of the
The Supreme Court, on Friday, ordered a former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, to return to the Abuja High Court in Gudu to face his trial.
The order was given when a five-member panel of justices of the apex court, headed by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, dismissed the interlocutory appeal which had stalled the trial of the former governor for corruption charges since 2007.
Justice Ngwuta described the scenario that played out in the entire case as a commentary on the nationâ€™s fight against
The Ondo State government will, from Monday, carry out surgeries on 2,000 patients suffering from cataract and other eye challenges in the state.
The stateâ€™s Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, in a statement issued on Friday, said the eye surgery scheme is free and will run from March 2 to March 21.
He said the programme would hold in conjunction with Eye Foundation Centre for Prevention of Blindness and MTN Foundation.
Also giving details of the scheme, the Commissioner for