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Daily Archives: February 7, 2018

Low manpower making traffic management difficult – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has hinged the poor traffic management in the country on inadequate manpower in the federal government agency. The corps said the paucity of personnel accounted for increasing carnage on Nigerian roads since its men could not meet the global deployment standard in all highways where road users drive recklessly. The FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer ... Read More »

UCH Ibadan acquires cancer treatment machines worth N28m

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, says it will intensify preventive medicine and health promotion as alternatives to curative medicine in the treatment of breast cancer. Meanwhile its Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Temitope Alonge, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on the sideline of a scientific lecture series organised by the college to mark ... Read More »

NAFDAC destroys fake, expired drugs worth N80m

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed expired drugs, food, cosmetics, and expired drinks worth N80 million. Prof. Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General of NAFDAC, made this known on Wednesday at the venue of the joint exercise in Abuja. According to Adeyeye, some of the products were voluntarily forfeited to NAFDAC by companies and non-governmental organisations ... Read More »

Nigerian port workers back down on strike over bad roads

Nigeria’s port workers’ union on Wednesday backed down from a threat to call an indefinite strike that could have shut the country’s main seaports. The Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN) said it would order its members to down tools because of the state of access roads to the country’s busiest port, Lagos. But MWUN president-general Adawale Adeyanju told AFP ... Read More »

Eagles pocket N144m as 2018 CHAN runners-up

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have officially released the cash entitlements of all teams that participated at the 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco, with second-placed Nigeria to earn the sum of $400,000 and not $750,000 as widely touted. Official figures have now shown that hosts and champions Morocco will pocket the sum of $750,000, with silver medallists Nigeria to earn ... Read More »

MTN to Plan $500m Nigeria Share Sale in 2018

MTN Group Ltd. plans to raise about $500 million from the sale of shares in its Nigerian business during the first half of the year, fulfilling the terms of a deal struck with the West African nation to settle a record fine, according to people familiar with the matter. Standard Bank Group Ltd. and Citigroup Inc. have been advising Africa’s largest ... Read More »

Keystone Bank introduces new mobile banking App

In demonstration of its commitment to deliver superior and innovative banking solutions to its customers, Keystone Bank has announced the launch of a brand new mobile banking application with many user friendly features which can be accessed from the convenience of a mobile phone. According to the Group MD/CEO, Obeahon Ohiwerei, the new mobile app has many benefits & self-service ... Read More »

Senate invites IGP over community policing

THE Senate on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Police Affairs to invite the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to suggest ways and means the country could actualise community policing. The directive followed a motion on “The need to Post Junior Cadre of Nigeria Police Force to their States and Local Government to enhance community policing in Nigeria” sponsored by ... Read More »

Expulsion of Nigeria from financial intelligence units imminent – Group warns

MEDIA Initiative against Injustice, Violence and Corruption, MIIVOC, a civil organisation, has warned Nigeria’s federal government to immediately act on the report of the committee to harmonise issues around the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Agency Bill, to save the nation from imminent expulsion from the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units. Walter Duru, executive director of the MIIVOC, who gave the ... Read More »

This trial will collapse – Saraki

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, February 6, stated that he sympathised with Danladi Umar, the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, over the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s, EFCC, attempts to bring up a case for which he (Umar) had previously cleared, days before the resumption of Saraki’s case. In a series of tweets, and ... Read More »