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Daily Archives: July 23, 2018

Katsina flood: 10 more corpses recovered

The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmmumum Kabir, has said that 10 more corpses of victims of the recent flood in Jibia have been recovered from the remains of a collapsed building in the town. It will be recalled that 44 lives were lost while 20 people were declared missing in the rainstorm that ravaged Katsina State border town of jibia. Kabir made ... Read More »

Oshiomole threatens to expel Ngige from APC

The national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has threatened to expel the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, from the party. Oshiomole and Ngige have been at loggerhead over the refusal of the minister to inaugurate boards of parastatals under his ministry, several months after they were appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari. “If the minister refuses, ... Read More »

Pregnant women whose partners are smokers face higher risks of miscarriage – Research

Pregnant women whose partners are smokers may face higher risks of miscarriage, according to a recent Chinese research. Conducted by the Research Institute of the National Health Commission, the research was based on data of 5.8 million non-smoking pregnant women and their partners, who participated in China’s free pre-pregnancy checkups from 2010 to 2016. After the follow-up research of pre-pregnancy, ... Read More »

2019: Ex-minister, Duke, joins C’River guber race

A former Minister of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Edem Duke, has declared his intention to become the next governor of Cross River State in 2019. Duke, who was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and served as minister from 2011 to 2015, had long ago defected to the ... Read More »

Lagosians lament a week of traffic lockdown

Lagos is not a stranger to traffic gridlocks. Lagosians are also usually not fazed by such gridlocks. Any street smart Lagosian can, on a good day, predict the traffic and tell you routes to avoid, when and why. That’s Lagos for you. However, traffic in Lagos in the past week defied all predictions and permutations as there was no getting ... Read More »

How Lagos PDP LG chairman was killed – Police

The Lagos command of the Nigerian Police force has released a statement narrating the events that led to the Fatal Shooting of Omoba Niyi Aborishade a PDP LGA chairman in the state, How he died … CALL YOUR MEMBERS TO ORDER –CP LAGOS WARNS PDP LEADERSHIP IN THE STATE. What supposed to be a peaceful political meeting of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) ... Read More »

Nigerian writer wins UK’s biggest literary prize fund

A Nigerian writer, Anietie Isong, has been named winner of the 2018 McKItterick Prize for his debut novel, Radio Sunrise. Anietie, the first Nigerian to win the prize since it was established in 1990, joins an illustrious line of previous award winners including Helen Dunmore, Petina Gappah and Mark Haddon. The McKitterick Prize, administered by the Society of Authors, honours ... Read More »

Toronto Shooting: Deadly attack in Greektown district

A gunman has opened fire on a busy avenue in Toronto, killing a young woman and injuring 13 other people, one of them critically, police say. The victim critically injured in the Canadian city’s Greektown district is a girl of eight or nine, they add. The gunman is dead, reportedly killed in an exchange of shots. The attack happened on ... Read More »

First malaria drug in 60 years given approval

A drug to treat malaria – the first such pill to get approval in 60 years – has been given the green light by authorities in the United States. The medicine is specifically for the recurring form of malaria, which makes 8.5 million people ill each year. This type of malaria is a particular challenge to get rid of as ... Read More »

2019: No juicy offer from Presidency, APC to me – Saraki

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has debunked reports that some juicy offers were made to him by the Presidency and leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to prevent him from defecting. The report followed a meeting President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and some APC governors held with Saraki behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa in ... Read More »