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Relief materials donated to victims of Benue flood

Jos Electricity company donates relief materials to Benue flood victims

As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Jos Electricity Distribution Company, JEDC, on Monday donated relief materials to victims of Benue flood. The regional manager of the company in Benue State, Ayodeji Adesoye, handed over the relief materials to the director of the camp, Vincent Tsea. Mr. Adesoye, who…

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

Jonathan’s aide condemns military operations; blasts Lai Mohammed

An aide to former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday condemned the plans by the military to extend its show of force to the South-South and the South-West. Reno Omokri called on the Muhammadu Buhari administration to tread with caution. The Nigerian Army had on Sunday announced that it would undertake operation…

Resident doctors protesting

Alleged N280 million fraud: FMC Owo doctors vow intermittent protests

The Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, Federal Medical Centre, Owo, commenced another series of protests on Tuesday, to demand the payment of their skipping arrears for 2016, amounting to N280.9 million. The doctors said they had confirmed that the funds had been released to the hospital since March 2017, by…

vaccination exercise [Photo: News Express NG]

WHO begins cholera vaccination for one million in Borno

The World Health Organisation, WHO, and the Nigerian Government has concluded arrangement to vaccinate close to one million people over the age of one years in Borno against cholera outbreak. Wondi Alemu, the WHO Representative in Nigeria, said in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday that the vaccination was expected…

Yewande Sadiku [Photo: creativenigeria.org]

NIPC targets $25 billion Investment, as Nigeria’s Investment Forum opens in New York

The Nigeria Investment Promotion Council, NIPC, said on Tuesday its target is to attract about $25 billion as the Nigeria-U.S. Investors Roundtable opens in New York. The NIPC Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Yewande Sadiku, said the Council’s target in foreign direct investment, FDI, from the Forum is expected to surpass…

NHIS Office

Help underprivileged access health services, NHIS boss urges Nigerian govt

The Acting Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Attahiru Ibrahim, has said urged the federal government to help underprivileged Nigerians access the scheme. The NHIS was set up to ensure financing of health care costs and management for Nigerians through the pooling and judicious use of financial…

A protest by Nigerian health workers [Photo: Pulse.ng]

Nurses, midvives, other health workers across Nigeria commence strike Wednesday

The major unions of health workers have announced the commencement of their nationwide strike on Wednesday. The Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, JOHESU, and the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, announced the strike on Tuesday. According to a statement signed by the…

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa [Photo: Ebal's Blog]

Delta govt hands over state transport company to private managers

The Delta State government has handed over the running of its transport company to private managers. The company, Delta Transport Company Limited, will henceforth be managed by God is Good Motors Limited, according to an agreement between the state government and the private transport company. The state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa,…

NHIS Office

Health insurance should be made compulsory for Nigerians – NHIS

Health insurance should be made compulsory for Nigerians if the country must achieve universal health coverage, an official has said. The Acting Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, therefore appealed for the amendment of the section that made enrollment optional in the Act establishing the scheme. Mr. Ibrahim…

Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)

Capital market abuses: SEC slams life ban on top businessman Victor Ogiemwonyi

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, on Tuesday banned the Managing Director of Partnership Investment Company Plc and Partnership Securities Limited, Victor Ogiemwonyi, from operating in the capital market for life. Apart from being banned for life from holding directorship position in any public company in Nigeria for his alleged…

A gathering of young Nigerians used to illustrate the story [Photo: Guardian Newspaper]

Ohanaeze, Arewa, ONAC, Ijaw youth groups to unite in Abuja

Recent developments in the country have made young people to come together to host an interactive forum with youth groups representing the various regions in Nigeria. The forum is to host a dialogue between the leadership of Ohaneze Youth Forum, O’odua Nationalist Coalition, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Ijaw Youth Council…

Dangote Truck

Dangote begs public to help monitor truck drivers

The Management of Dangote Industries Limited (Dangote Group) has issued a passionate appeal to members of the public to assist in monitoring and reporting both recklessness and illegal haulage of contrabands goods by some of its truck drivers. The company has also set up hotlines for the public to report…

Doctors attending to patients at National Hospital

90% deaths in Nigerian hospitals caused by health workers’ attitude — Teaching Hospital Chief

Over 90 per cent of deaths recorded in Nigerian hospitals are due to poor attitude of health workers. Thomas Agan, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), said this during an interaction with journalists on Tuesday in Calabar. He said some health workers were not taking…

House of Reps

Reps order banks to unblock Patience Jonathan’s accounts

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions has directed six commercial banks to free accounts operated by former first lady, Patience Jonathan. The committee chaired by Uzoma Nkem-Abonta (Abia-PDP), gave the directive on Tuesday in Abuja at a hearing on a petition by Mrs. Jonathan. The affected banks are…

Nigeria Custom Service (NCS) Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali

Nigeria Customs raids Abuja shop, seizes 18 ‘smuggled’ bullet-proof vehicles

The Nigeria Customs Service has seized 18 suspected smuggled exotic vehicles displayed for sale at a shop in Abuja. Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, said the compliance team of the service confiscated the vehicles on Tuesday. Addressing journalists in Abuja, Mr. Ali said beyond non-payment of Customs duty, 13 of…

Gov. Ikpeazu addressing journalists

INTERVIEW: Why we can’t allow Biafra agitation — Gov. Ikpeazu

The governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, has explained why leaders from the south east would not allow Biafra agitation take place in the region. He said the move will protect millions of Igbo living outside the region. Mr. Ikpeazu, who spoke in a short interview with State House journalists…

President Muhammadu Buhari addressing World Leaders at the 71st General Assembly of United Nations in New York 7000/21/9/2016/ICE/HB/BJO/NAN

In UN speech, Buhari urges resolution of Myammar, North Korea crises

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the United Nations to ensure a peaceful resolution of the North Korea nuclear crisis. In his speech to the ongoing 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, Mr. Buhari also urged the government of Myammar to halt what he said "from all indications is…

Hanging rope [Photo credit: crimefeed.com]

Woman commits suicide over husband’s second wife plan

A 22-year-old housewife has committed suicide by taking rat poison in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa to protest her husband’s plan to marry another wife. Police spokesperson in the state, Abdu Jinjiri, gave the name of the deceased as Malama Hajara. He said the woman died on Monday around…

Buhari in NASS [Photo Credit: Linda Ikeji's Blog]

Nigeria’s foreign debt up by 40% under Buhari — NBS

Nigeria’s total domestic and foreign debt stocks as at June 30 stood at about $15.1 billion and N14.1 trillion respectively, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. A review of the total foreign debt profile of the Federal and the 36 states governments and the FCT also shows a…

Yusuf Bomoi [Photo Credit: dailypost.ng]

UPDATED: Ex-NYSC DG Yusuf Bomoi is dead

A former Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Yusuf Bomoi, died on Monday after a brief illness.  Mr. Bomoi was the 13th Director General of the corps and served from October 2004 to November 2009.  The current Director-General, Suleiman Kazaure, on Tuesday condoled with the family of Mr. Bomoi. Mr.…

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. [Photo credit: Daily Times Nigeria]

IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu ‘abducted, probably killed’ — Lawyer

The lawyer representing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, says he has not communicated with his client since September 14, when Mr. Kanu's Abia State home was "invaded" by soldiers. The lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, was reacting to reports that Mr. Kanu had gone into hiding. In…

Court

Man pleads guilty to stealing N8 million truck 

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday remanded a 36-year-old unemployed man, Samuel Ajayi, in Ikoyi prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing a truck ‎valued at N8 million. Mr. Ajayi, who resides at Eleko in Akodo area of Ajah, Lagos, was arraigned before the court on a charge…

UNILAG STUDENTS [photo credit: Pulse.ng]

Students hail suspension of ASUU strike

University students have expressed happiness over the decision by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its five-week old strike. The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) also commended the Federal Government and ASUU for resolving the stand-off. ASUU on Monday suspended the strike following a meeting with…

Rape Victim

Man, 55, remanded in prison for sleeping with own seven-year old daughter

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court on Tuesday ordered a 55-year-old man, Adeyanju Basiri, to be remanded in prison custody for allegedly sleeping with his seven-year old daughter. The police prosecutor, Monica Ikebulo, told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 11 at Irona Street, Ado-Ekiti. She said…

Food in pot [Photo credit: TripAdvisor]

Artificial seasonings in food can cause diseases – Expert

Nigerians have been warned that using artificial seasonings in their food can cause cardiovascular diseases. Basil Okeahialam, a cardiologist at the University of Jos, gave this warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba on Tuesday. According to him, artificial or factory-made seasonings, which have…