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N-Power

N-Power to conclude online test for applicants August 31

The applicants for the 2017 N-Power, the employment scheme of the federal government, are currently undergoing online tests. ‎ The N-Power Volunteer Corps is part of the Federal government’s Social Investment Programmes, under which it plans to hire 300,000 unemployed graduates in 2017. As part of the prerequisites for recruitment,…

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SPECIAL REPORT: How new farming initiative is transforming lives in Nasarawa community

Gaate is about an hour drive away from the Abuja municipality. But this rural settlement along the Keffi-Akwanga road in Kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa State could as well have been in another country. Blessed with vast arable land, majority of the residents are subsistent farmers and neither dream…

Embattled former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke

Loot recovered so far from Diezani, “a tip of the iceberg” – Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has described the gigantic loot recovered from embattled former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, as just the beginning. "What we have recovered so far from Diezani is just the beginning," Mr. Magu said while being quizzed…

Stella Oduah [Photo credit: African Examiner]

Anambra 2017: Stella Oduah, Ifeanyi Ubah, five others set to battle for PDP ticket

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has named seven aspirants who have obtained the party’s nomination and expression of interest forms for the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November 28. The list of the seven aspirants includes controversial businessman and Managing Director, Capital Oil and Gas,…

Naijabet

Betting company asks Nigerians to stake on President Buhari’s return

A popular sports gaming site, NaijaBet.com, has asked Nigerians to stake their money on when President Muhammadu Buhari will return to the country. Options given by the site include that Mr. Buhari will return ‘first week in August’, 'second week in August’ or ‘third week in August’, as well as…

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed [Photo: Daily Trust]

Intellectual property theft: Media company writes PMAN, exonerates Lai Mohammed

The legal advisers to the media company partnering with the information minister, Lai Mohammed, on the ‘Creative Industry Financing Conference’ has described allegations by the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria, PMAN, that the conference was a copyright as false. Few days after it was launched amidst nationwide fanfare, an…

Liverpool [Photo credit: mirror.co.uk]

LIVE UPDATES: Audi Cup 2017 – Liverpool vs. Bayern Munich

With the start of the Premier League season less than two-weeks away, Jurgen Klopp is putting the finishing touches to Liverpool's pre-season campaign. The Merseyside club have already tasted success in the Premier Asia Trophy after beating Crystal Palace and Leicester in Hong Kong. Jurgen Klopp brings the Reds to…

Drugs

Nasarawa seals 42 clinics, labs with no operating licenses

The Nasarawa State Government said it has raided and sealed 42 clinics and medical laboratories in various parts of Karu Local Government Area of the state not registered with the Ministry of Health. According to the Punch Newspaper, this disclosure was made on Saturday by the state’s Commissioner for Health,…

World Hepatitis Day: Five ways to get the disease, five ways to prevent it

Hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver, is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for about 1.34 million deaths per year. There are five main types of Hepatitis virus referred to as Types A, B, C, D, and E which your body is prone to. On World Hepatitis…

Blood test [Photo Credit: Guardian Nigeria]

World Hepatitis Day: Hepatitis B should be treated as health emergency – NANS

Hepatitis B infection should be treated as a health emergency just like guinea worm, Ebola, and polio through massive screening and immunisation to ensure complete eradication, the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS has said. The students' union body appealed to the Federal Government to screen and vaccinate Nigerian students…

Drugs

Circulation of 42 banned anti-malaria drugs, a misconception – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control, NAFDAC has described as a misconception, the speculation that the 42 anti-malaria drugs banned by the European Union, EU, are still in circulation in the country. At a press briefing in Lagos on Tuesday, the Acting Director-General of the Agency, Yetunde Oni,…

President Buhari with the APC leaders in the British capital

I was shocked at the state I met President Buhari in London – Okorocha

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has described as false, the speculation that President Muhammad Buhari is critically ill and on life support. Mr. Okorocha, who is also APC Governors Forum Chairman was part of some APC governors and chieftains who visited President Buhari at the Abuja house in London…

HIV Ribbon

South African child treated for HIV at birth, now ‘cured’ nine years after – Scientists

A South African nine-year-old has become the world’s third child born with HIV to appear effectively cured of the disease, scientists have said. The child has had a healthy immune system for more than eight years after receiving a short course of treatment in early life, according to a new…

Pro-Biafra protesters [Photo: TodayNG]

Northern youth group which gave Igbos ultimatum reviewing its stance

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, a coalition of northern youth groups that gave Igbos resident in Northern Nigeria three months ultimatum to vacate the region, has said it is reviewing its stand on the notice. According to its coordinator, Yerima Shettima, the AYCF is prompted to review its stand…

Abuja City Gate, Abuja

Why Abuja residents stand highest risk of contacting HIV/AIDS in Nigeria — Official

Findings have shown that residents of Abuja have the highest risk of contacting HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, a health expert has revealed. Walter Ugwocha, the Executive Secretary, Civil Society for HIV and AIDS in Nigeria, CISHAN made this known in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES. He said the Federal Capital Territory has 7.5 percent HIV/AIDS prevalence, with…

Olu Onagoruwa [Photo: NTA]

Former Nigeria Attorney General Olu Onagoruwa dies at 80

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Olu Onagoruwa, is dead. Mr. Onagoruwa, who first made a name as a human rights activist, was confirmed dead on Friday morning. He served as Attorney-General of the Federation under the military government of Sani Abacha between 1993 and 1994.…

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health

NHIS acting boss talks tough, warns staff against abuse of office

The Acting Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Attahiru Ibrahim, on Thursday vowed to deal decisively with any worker that abuses his or her position. Mr Ibrahim disclosed this in his first press statement since he was appointed to man the state-run health scheme for three months.…

Nnamdi Kanu

Why I rejected offer for Biafra with only five Igbo states – Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says he was made an offer in detention to secede with the five Igbo states but that he rejected the offer because it did not constitute the complete territory of Biafra. "They gave me Biafra in prison with only the…

Drugs

Senate investigates circulation of 42 banned anti-malaria drugs

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday said it would investigate reports of 42 anti-malaria drugs banned by the European Union, EU but which are still in circulation in the country. The EU reportedly banned these drugs as a result of their effect on health, including causing kidney failure. One of the…

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Why Nigerian govt is stopping production of local movies, music, abroad — Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has reacted to criticisms trailing his recent pronouncement on steps being taken by the government to discourage the production of Nigerian movies and music outside the country. In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES, on Sunday, he said it was to tackle the…

Kuchingoro camp [Photo: Newsweb Express]

‘Highly infectious’ chicken pox contained at Abuja IDP camp after affecting 24

At least 24 critical cases of chicken pox have been treated at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at new Kuchingoro in Abuja between January and May, health officials said. Owhin Eguonor-Oghen, a health facilitator, told PREMIUM TIMES during a visit at the camp, Tuesday, that the disease was rampant…

Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nwodo

Why Igbo cultural, political leaders oppose Biafra, support restructuring – Ohaneze President Nwodo

The President General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo has explained the reason why the top Igbo organisation prefers restructuring of the country to total break up despite the relentless agitation of its youth. According to a statement from his office on Friday, Mr. Nwodo told a cross section of…

Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is’haq Oloyede

Candidates to be registered under CCTV cameras, JAMB says in new rules

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has issued fresh standardisation rules, guidelines and registration processes to licensed operators of Computer Based Test, CBT, centres to eliminate fraudulent practices in the system ahead of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, examination. According to the new rule contained in a…

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2017 Batch ‘A’ members taking oath during their swearing-in ceremony in Abuja on Thursday (25/5/17).

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FEC approves inclusion of NYSC members in NHIS

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the inclusion of youth corps members into the National Health Insurance Scheme. To this end, the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, is to collaborate with the Scheme to improve healthcare services to serving corps members throughout their one-year mandatory service year. The Health…

Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Scheme for urban dwelling Nigerians to own, manage farms launched

A cooperative farming society, the Nigerian Farmers Group, NFG-CS, has begun a project that will enable urban dwelling Nigerians own and run farms. The project has taken off with a plan to cultivate 5,000 tonnes of maize by the end of this farming season in Nasarawa State. PREMIUM TIMES visited…