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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Appoint experienced hands to improve health sector – NASU

The Non-Academic Staff Union at the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has called on health minister, Isaac Adewole, to ensure appointment of “experienced and knowledgeable” people to better the health sector. Omosehin Lawson Adewale, branch chairman of NASU at MDCN, said the right appointments will help improve the quality of the sector by assuring better human resource input. It ... Read More »

What women should do when battered by husbands -Mercy Aigbe

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has advised women on what to do when faced with oppression in their homes. Mercy was a victim of domestic abuse and has a case in court with her husband Lanre Gentry who allegedly battered her. The actress, sharing photos of another woman abused by husband, on Instagram, asked women not to hesitate to runaway from ... Read More »

Ten suspected cultists killed in Akure

There is palpable tension in Akure, the Ondo State capital, as no fewer than ten young men, suspected to be cultists, have been killed in an alleged clash between cult groups in the town. It was learnt that the rival cult groups, Eiye and Aiye confraternity have been at logger head in the last few days. One of the suspected ... Read More »

Biafra: No president can do magic, if there is tension in the land – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday called on Nigerians to pray and work toward the nation’s unity, as Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Fitr. Jonathan made the call in Abuja, while playing host to a delegation of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ministers Forum. The immediate past president said that no nation’s economy could grow where there was no peace. “We should always ... Read More »

Legislators have worrisome knowledge of ministry’s budget – Fashola

Minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has flayed the members of the National Assembly, saying that the lawmakers had “stark and worrisome knowledge” about the budget of his ministry before altering several of its allocations in the 2017 Appropriation Act. Fashola, who frowned at the name calling by the spokespersons of the National Assembly because of his observations ... Read More »

BOI to strengthen capital base with N1trn loan

The Bank of Industry, BoI, is seeking to strengthen its capital base by borrowing about N1trillion from both local and foreign development partners. Olukayode Pitan, managing Director of the bank stated this while inspecting some of the bank’s supported projects in Edo State. Pitan, who also visited Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State at Government House, Benin City, said the ... Read More »

Senate cannot be scrapped – Na’Allah

The Deputy Leader of the Senate, Bala Ibn Na’Allah, has described those mooting and calling for the scrapping of the Senate as ignorant, stressing that the Senate cannot be scrapped. In a series of video interviews conducted by Bamikole Omishore, Special Assistant New Media to the President of the Senate, Na’Allah said that the Senate is fully backed by the ... Read More »

Akinwumi Adesina emerges 2017 World Food Prize Laureate

The President of African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has been named the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. Adesina, whose name was selected on Monday at Washington, D.C, becomes the 46th recipient and the sixth African to be so honoured. The award ceremony would take place Oct. 19. Adesina was the Nigeria Minister of Agriculture under the administration of former ... Read More »

Police yet to decide on Evans’ arraignment

Two weeks after the arrest of  notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans, the police have yet to determine when the suspect will be arraigned in court. This is just as the Lagos State Police Command said it was not aware of any other media interview with Evans since he was paraded on June 11. The 36-year-old was apprehended on ... Read More »

US: Supreme Court allows parts of travel ban to take effect

The Supreme Court Monday allowed parts of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to go into effect and will hear oral arguments on the case this fall. The court is allowing the ban to go into effect for foreign nationals who lack any “bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the United States.” The court, in an unsigned opinion, ... Read More »