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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Ebola scare resurfaces, as 10 quarantined in Calabar

Barely a year after Nigeria was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organsation (WHO), the virus appears to have made its way back into the country. Ten persons have been quarantined at University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, following the death of a patient with suspected symptoms of the virus in the hospital on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. The quarantined persons ... Read More »

Diezani: Family breaks silence, insists ‘she was invited, never arrested’

The family of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke,  on Thursday,  broke its silence on the travails of the ex-minister in London, denying her much-publicised arrest and detention by the British National Crime Agency over allegations of bribery and corruption. A statement by the family’s lawyer, Oscar Onwudiwe, also described as false a publication by an online news media that Diezani’s ... Read More »

NAFDAC cautions users of bleaching creams

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has raised the alarm over continued usage of banned chemicals by unscrupulous manufacturers even as the agency cautioned users of bleaching cream on its grave implications. Giving the warning in Lagos yesterday during first NAFDAC Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) training organised by the agency for cosmetics and medical devices ... Read More »

2016 Budget: Buhari plans to diversify Nigerian economy 

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration would enact new policies to diversify Nigeria’s economy from oil to other sectors such as agriculture, mining and manufacturing. The diversification, according to the President, will be captured in the 2016 national budget. President Buhari gave the hints at a meeting with a delegation of French investors under the aegis of Movement of the ... Read More »

Senate confirms list of ministerial nominees 

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has announced to the Senators the 21 ministerial nominees. Confirmed Ministerial list: Chris Ngige – Anambra Kayode Fayemi- Ekiti Rotimi Amaechi – Rivers Babatunde Fashola -Lagos Abdulrahman Danbazau- Kano Aisha Alhassan – Taraba Ogbonaya Onu- Abia Kemi Adeosun -Ogun Abubakar Malami (SAN) -Kebbi Sen Hadi Sirika –Katsina Barr. Adebayo Shittu -Oyo Suleiman Adam -Jigawa Solomon ... Read More »

House Committes: Dogara may announce chairs, deputies today

Three months after the House resumed, indications, yesterday, emerged that the constitution of the over 94 standing committees may take place today as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, is set to announce the composition. It was reliably gathered that the selection committee, headed by the Dogara, with all principal officers as members and representatives of the 36 ... Read More »

Dogara meets Buhari meet over Saraki’s trial

There were indications that President Muhammadu Buhari and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, met on Monday night over the ongoing prosecution of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, for alleged false asset declaration. The meeting is said to have been held late in the night. It was learnt that Dogara had reportedly “secured a booking” to ... Read More »

I will quit Chelsea, if… – Mourinho 

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, says losing the dressing room is the only thing that would ever make him resign from his job at Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese has come under pressure after a poor start to the season with Saturday’s loss to Southampton, the Blues’ sixth defeat of the campaign. After the defeat, Mourinho insisted that if the club sacks ... Read More »

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 »