Monthly Archives: December, 2017

Former ECOWAS Speaker Congratulates George Weah, Hails Liberians

By Aaron Ossai Former Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated a serving Member of the Community Parliament, Senator George Oppong Weah, on his victory in the...

Man, 33, jailed for life for attempted culpable homicide

By Najem Francis, Sokoto A 33-year-old man, Mr. Abednego Robinson, alias Kamal, has been sentenced to life imprisonment having been found guilty of attempt to commit culpable homicide by a Sokoto High Court. Delivering judgment at the Sokoto High...

2 Men Jailed for Stealing Yam

By Nnodim Juliet with agency reports A Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada in Nasarawa State has sentenced two men to six months imprisonment each for stealing 50 tubers of yam. The judge, Upside Yaqub, however, gave the convicts, Habibu...

Fatality rate drops by 38.5% in Ogun – FRSC

By Our Correspondent The fatality rate from road crashes in Ogun declined from 270 in 2016 to 166 in 2017, the Ogun state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Clement Oladele has said. Oladele who made this known...

2018: LCCI predicts 4% GDP growth

By Our Correspondent The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has predicted a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of between three and four per cent for 2018. In its 2018 Economic Outlook released on Friday in Lagos, the LCCI...

They Want Me Out For Being Loyal To Buhari – Oyegun

By Ikhili Monday EBALU , Benin city National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie Oyegun has revealed that he was being persecuted because of his loyalty to the present administration led by Muhammadu Buhari. He disclosed this...

KWCSDA Releases N34m To 16 Kwara Communities For Infrastructure

By Steve Oni, Ilorin Kwara State community and Social Development Agency (KWCSDA) has presented a cheque of N34 million naira to 16 community beneficiaries of the World Bank assisted Community Development Projects in Kwara State. The 16 communities were spread across...

Kwara Police Boss, Monarch Seek Retention Of SARS

By Steve Oni, Ilorin Kwara state Police Commissioner, Lawan Ado and Etsu Patigi, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar have canvassed the retention of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) outfit of the Nigeria Police Force. The police chief and the frontline monarch expressed their...

Ekweremadu Knocks Presidential System

By Aaron Ossai The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has identified high cost of governance and inherent disconnect between political leaders and the populace as the major flaws of the presidential system. On the contrary, he said the...

Polio: FCTA immunises 800,000 children

By Our Correspondent The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has immunised about 800,000 under five children against polio during the just concluded Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Week in Abuja, the Executive Secretary, FCT Primary Health Care Development Board,...
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Kwara South Senator lauds Gov AbdulRazaq on infrastructure

By Steve Oni, Ilorin Senator representing Kwara South, Lola Ashiru has lauded Governor AbdulRahman...
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Saudi Arabia denies Netanyahu held secret meeting with crown prince

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal Al-Saud denied on Monday reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a secret trip to Saudi Arabia...

Immunisation: WHO, experts call for safe resumption of services amid COVID-19 pandemic

As countries prepare for eventual COVID-19 vaccines, experts caution that falling immunisation coverage could lead to outbreaks of other vaccine-preventable diseases.

APC rents Ebonyi lCC as secretariat, says Pub. Sec

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi has rented the ultra-modern International Conference Centre, Abakaliki as its new state secretariat.The party’s state...

NEMA seeks partnership with insurance coys

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it is seeking partnership with insurance companies and brokers to create awareness on the need...