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Daily Archives: October 5, 2015

Nigerians reject immunity clause for NASS officers

Mixed reactions have trailed the proposal by the national assembly to grant immunity to its presiding officers‎ with many Nigerians describing the move as unnecessary and Ill timed. The minority leader of the House of Representatives Hon. Leo Ogor was quoted as saying that the national assembly was proposing to amend the constitution to grant immunity to the presiding officers ... Read More »

18 dead, 41 injured in Abuja twin-bomb blasts – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), yesterday, said 18 people were killed while 41 others sustained varying degree of injuries in the coordinated bomb blasts, which occurred at the two satellite towns of Nyanya and Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on Friday night. According to the Senior Information Officer of the agency, Sani Datti, in Abuja, said ... Read More »

CBN weakens exchange rate to N197/$

The Central Bank of Nigeria has weakened the Naira’s exchange rate peg slightly to 197 naira against the dollar on Monday from 196.50 it set last week, traders said. Traders said the regulator sent a message announcing the adjustment which is the seventh since the bank introduced tight currency controls in February. Read More »

Cholera outbreak looms in Kano

There is palpable fear in Kano that an outbreak of cholera is imminent following the sale of polluted and tasty water by water vendors to residents. The water vendors, otherwise known as mai ruwa, however, claimed that the water sold to the public emanated from the Kano State Water Board. The mai ruwas are suspected by some residents to be ... Read More »

Obasanjo meets with Buhari in New York

Amid high-wired political manipulations and the likelihood that President Muhammadu Buhari will tomorrow make public his ministerial list, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, met with him in New York City in the United States, to discuss affairs of the nation. Leading Nigerians, including Obasanjo were said not to be too comfortable about political developments in the country. Some of the ... Read More »

Party demands investigation into Olu Falae’s abduction

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has called on security agencies, particularly the police, to conduct thorough investigations into the kidnap of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae, last week. A statement by the Ogun State Chairman of the party, Chief Olu Agemo, which was made available to T & T News, charged that perpetrators ... Read More »

WHO removes Nigeria from polio-endemic list 

The World Health Organisation has announced that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria. This is the first time that Nigeria has interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus, bringing the country and the African region closer than ever to being certified polio-free. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the public-private partnership leading the effort to eradicate polio, called this a ‘historic achievement’ ... Read More »