Wednesday, 15 February 2017

NPFL players deserve a chance in Eagles – Lawal tells Rohr

Former Nigeria  international Garba Lawal believes the Nigeria Professional Football League boasts of quality players capable of challenging for a place in the country’s senior national team. The Super Eagles will face Senegal in a friendly on March 23 and the 42-year-old has urged Gernot Rohr to offer more home-based players a chance in coming […]

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Ambode pledges uninterrupted power supply

Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday pledged uninterrupted electricity supply to the residents in seven years time when additional 3,000 megawatts would be generated through embedded power plants in the state. While speaking during the presentation of the report by Embedded Power Technical Committee, Ambode said while the Federal Government […]

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NPFL players deserve a chance in Eagles – Lawal tells Rohr

Former Nigeria  international Garba Lawal believes the Nigeria Professional Football League boasts of quality players capable of challenging for a place in the country’s senior national team. The Super Eagles will face Senegal in a friendly on March 23 and the 42-year-old has urged Gernot Rohr to offer more home-based players a chance in coming […]

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Nigeria, eight others to halve MNCH deaths by 2022

By Sola Ogundipe NIGERIA and eight other countries have committed to halving maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities within the next 5 years. The other countries are Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda – committed to halving preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in their health facilities. According to […]

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Mikel counsels Iheanacho

Super Eagles captain and legend John Mikel Obi who spent 10 and half years at English Premier League giants Chelsea has advised Kelechi Iheanacho on his future at Manchester City. Iheanacho has been frozen out of the first team set up at the Manchester City as the 20 year old has failed to make the […]

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NGO partners Facebook to educate youths on world internet day

By Elizabeth Uwandu INTERNATIONAL Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria, ICLDNG, a Non Governmental  Organisation, in partnership with Facebook’s initiative to educate African youths on  safer, better internet use, has organised a one-day summit  for secondary schools in Lagos to mark the 2017 World Internet Day  tagged, “ Be the change: Unite for a better internet. […]

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PDP’s present state makes me weep, says Ekwueme

Alex Ekwueme. PHOTO: AFP Former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, says the present state of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) draws him close to tears. Ekwueme, who spoke yesterday in Enugu when members of the Strategy Review and Inter Party Affairs Committee of the party visited to present their report to him, noted that the […]

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NECA urges caution as FIRS implements stamp duty Act

Olusegun Oshinowo, NECA Director General. The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has cautioned the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) against its planned enforcement of stamp duty. The caution comes against the backdrop of unlawful increase in stamp duty collectible from 2kobo to N50, contrary to the FIRS Establishment Act. But economic watchers believe the increase […]

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We benefited much from Buhari, says Adamawa APC

APC Rejects Atiku’s presidential bid Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will have to start mobilising from his Adamawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) if he hopes to run for the presidency on the platform of the party in 2019. This is hinged on the fact that the state chapter of APC […]

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Suspected phone thief nabbed

The suspect Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested an 18-year-old serial phone thief in Oshodi. The suspect, Sadeeq Wasiu, who has been imprisoned seven times, was re-arrested in Oshodi on Tuesday after several months of being on the operatives’ wanted list. Wasiu, alias ‘Omo Eiye’, as […]

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Rivers House minority leader alleges arrest plot

Rivers House. PHOTO: Wikipedia The embattled Minority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Benibo Anabraba, has alleged plot by security officials to arrest him. He claimed that the operatives invaded his office within the Assembly Complex in Port Harcourt yesterday with the intention to whisk him away. The lawmaker wondered why a team […]

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FIIRO scientists develop technology to beat metal contamination of food products

Director General of the Federal Institute for Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) Lagos, Dr. Gloria Elemo (left) making a presentation of the workings of the novel pepper grinding machine to the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (right) at the institute during the launching of the grinder by the minister last week Worried by […]

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Appeal Court refuses to sack Ugwuanyi

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Supreme Court to deliver judgment on Abia election May 12 The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, yesterday declined to sack Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State over allegation of illegal nomination by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the April 11, 2015, governorship election. In a judgment delivered by a three-man panel of […]

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Edo State poly ranks second in Nigeria

Education In a rare feat, Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, was ranked the second best in Nigeria after Auchi Polytechnic which has remained the first polytechnic in the country since 2011. With the current ranking of tertiary institutions in the world by webometrics, Edo state Polytechnic emerged 54th best tertiary institution in Nigeria leading several private […]

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Oyo, Osun raise technical committee for white-paper on LAUTECH report

LAUTECH Governor Abiola Ajimobi, and his Osun State counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola have set up a 10-man technical committee to produce a white paper from the visitation panel’s reports on Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), The visitation panel was set up by the two owner states to investigate the crises rocking LAUTECH and recommend short […]

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USAID project launches Push Away Diarrhoea campaign in Benue

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in its flagship project, Shops Plus in its continued efforts to sustain health outcomes in private sector in Makurdi the Benue State capital launched campaign against diarrhea, a major childhood killer disease in Nigeria. Chief of Party, Shops Plus Nigeria, Mrs. Ayodele Iroko, while addressing a mammoth […]

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Private medical practitioners hold conference in Osogbo

The Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN), will hold her 39th Annual General Meeting and International Scientific Conference in Osogbo, the capital city of the State of Osun. The conference tagged: “AGPMPN OMOLUABI 2017,” is scheduled to take place at the Leisure Spring Hotel, Osogbo, Osun State, from Wednesday, March 15 […]

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HURIWA flays high taxation on essential drugs

drugs Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has strongly criticized the recent directive by the Ministry of Finance to hike duties and taxation on essential drugs being imported into the country. It lamented that the high taxation on pharmaceutical importers of essential medications into Nigeria will result in the death of poor and sick […]

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Kingmakers ‘depose’ first class monarch in Ondo

Oba Lawrence Omowole A first class monarch in Ilaje Local Council of Ondo State, the Amapetu of Mahin Kingdom, Oba Lawrence Omowole, has been ‘deposed’ by kingmakers for allegedly removing Oba Beniah Idiogbe as the Alaboto of Aboto. According to the kingmakers, Oba Omowole installed a ‘foreigner’, one Oyetayo Ofoaye, as the new king of […]

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Pfizer urges more efforts to reduce cancer patients’ pains, deaths, incidence

Pfizer As part of its efforts to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment, Pfizer joined the rest of the world to commemorate World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day is a sin gular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. […]

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Poor communication worsens quality healthcare delivery, says expert

PHOTO: authorityngr The role of information in healthcare management can never be over emphasised as it proposes a better avenue to plan, budget, distribute, map out resources and above all deploy necessary infrastructure in the sector. The principal, School of Health Information Management (SHIM) at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Taiwo Olofinluyi, in his reaction […]

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Kebbi elders want governorship to shift to northern region

Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu One of the factors that will determine the 2019 governorship election in Kebbi State is the zoning formula, which is already playing out in the politics of the state. The Kebbi State Elders Forum has appealed to citizens of the state to shift the governorship position to the Kebbi […]

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Firm boosts diabetes management in Nigeria

Diabetes Test A medical products supplier, ISN Products Nigeria Limited, is to further the crusade of managing diabetic patients in Nigeria so they could lead a more fulfilling life. The Executive Director (ED), Business Development, Mr. Felix Ofungwu, who gave the indication during a chat after the company’s maiden Customer Appreciation Forum in Lagos recently, […]

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Police arrest two brothers with fresh human head in Ekiti

Two brothers from the same parent, suspected to be ritualists, have been arrested by the police with fresh human head in Ado Ekiti. The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Adeyemi Alberto, gave the names of the suspects as David Oluwatosin and Tosin Oluwatosin. He, however, said that David was at large. Alberto, who confirmed the […]

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Fedpoly Ile-Oluji laments poor takeoff fund, matriculates 236 pioneers

The Rector of Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, Ondo State, Prof. Adedayo Fasakin has lamented poor funding of the institution saying this poses a threat to its takeoff and sustenance. Fasakin who disclosed this during the maiden matriculation of its pioneer students said the institution is faced with many challenges. The polytechnic was established by a presidential […]

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IG summons stakeholders’ security summit on kidnapping

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris Says inadequate personnel, poor funding hinder effective policing The Inspector-General (IG) of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said the panacea to the seeming inexorable menace of kidnapping and other criminalities in the country would emerge at the upcoming national security summit in Abuja. Also, he lamented that paucity of funds […]

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Firm boosts CSR investments in empowerment programme

Empowerment An indigenous upstream oil firm, Moni Pulo Limited, has increased its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) profile through the engagement of the host community in empowerment programme. According to the company, it has also increase investments in CSR for its host community in Akwa Ibom State despite tough oil and gas business environment. The company, […]

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Stakeholders task government on journalists’ safety

journalists Stakeholders in the media industry yesterday urged government to implement policies that would ensure the safety of journalists across the country. Former Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association, Ikeja Branch, Monday Ubani, made the appeal at a media roundtable at the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos. Represented by Evans Ufelli, he spoke on “Safeguarding Press Freedom […]

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Provost blames decline in teacher quality on poor students’ foundation

The Provost, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos State, Dr. Omolola Aina Ladele, has said that there is a nexus between poor students’ foundation and the decline in teacher quality. Ladele told newsmen during the 2016/2017 matriculation of full-time students of National Certificate in Education (NCE) that the poor teacher quality stems from the “basic […]

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25,000 women to benefit from Sokoto’s N250m loan scheme

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal About 25,000 women are slated to benefit from the Sokoto State’s soft loans scheme worth N250 million, the state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said. Tambuwal stated this in Yabo local council area when he presented cheques to 120 women as part of constituency empowerment programme of the Majority Leader of the […]

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