Breaking: Resident doctors set to begin strike as COVID-19 escalates

July 31, 2021 Editor 0

Government-owned hospitals across Nigeria will be under lock and key as from Monday, August 2, 2021 following strike notice already issued by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). The strike notice was contained in a directive by the leadership of NARD after it concluded a meeting which held in Umuahia, Abia state. Specifically, NARD asked members to begin full Read More

Breaking: Fresh trouble for Bukola Saraki as EFCC ‘grills’ ex-Senate President

July 31, 2021 Editor 0

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is facing fresh trouble as he is currently being held in custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of theft and money laundering. According to PREMIUM TIMES, Saraki, a former Kwara State governor, was detained on Saturday. As senate president between 2015 and 2019, Mr Saraki spent a considerable time facing allegations Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s rising sprinter beats world fastest man

July 31, 2021 Editor 0

In the midst of gloomy moments for team Nigeria at the on going Tokyo 2022 Olympics, Enoch Adegoke and Ese Brume are gradually telling the stories with close door steps to medals for team Nigeria. It is evident that the extensive hardwork and preparations for the athletes are gradually paying off. Enoch Adegoke who edged out number 1 in the Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s Adogoke, Itsekiri hit 2020 Olympics 100m semi-final race

July 31, 2021 Editor 0

Nigerian sprinters, Enoch Adegoke and Usheoritse Itsekiri, have made it to the semi-final of the men’s 100 meters race at the ongoing 2020 Olympic games. In another development, Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru was disqaulified from men’s 100m at the same category. Oduduru was disqualifed over a fasle start at his heat. Great Britain’s Reece Prescod was first to have a false Read More

Breaking: Another popular Nollywood guru is dead

July 31, 2021 Editor 0

Popular Nollywood actress, Racheal Oniga, has passed on The veteran role interpreter reportedly died from COVID-19 complications. Her son, simply identified as Olatunji, has already confirmed the death of her mother who died Friday night. Oniga featured in scores of Nollywood movies in both English and Yoruba languages. Born on May 23, 1957; the delectable actress began her career in Read More

Missing money: Nasarawa govt breaks silence

July 31, 2021 Mohammed Yangid, Lafia 0

The Nasarawa state government, Friday, denied media reports that it is not true that armed robbers besieged the state ministry of finance budget and planning, and carted away the sum of N100 million on Monday 26, July. A statement signed by the state commissioner of information, culture and tourism, Comrade Dogo Shamma, and made available to newsmen in Lafia revealed Read More

Breaking: Blessing Okagbare in big mess, tests positive for banned substance, out of 2020 Olympics

July 31, 2021 Reuters 0

Nigerian sprinter and 2008 Olympics long jump silver medallist Blessing Okagbare’s Tokyo Games ended abruptly on Saturday morning after she was provisionally suspended following a positive test for human growth hormone, the Athletics Integrity Unit said in a statement. The 32-year-old, who has also won world championship medals in the 200m and the long jump and is competing in her Read More

Over 52, 000​ PDP, APGA members join APC in Taraba

July 30, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

No fewer than 52, 000 card carrying members of the Taraba state chapter of the People Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)​ on Thursday decamped to the All Progressive Congress (APC). The​ PDP and APGA decampees are from Ib, Donga, Takum, Ussa and Wukari local government areas of the state. The member board of trustees APC, Read More

200 corps members not murdered in North-east – NYSC

July 30, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The management of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged the general public to dismiss the story that 200 corps members were murdered this year in the North-east as fake and unsubstantiated. A statement from the office of the director-general of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, read in part, “The attention of management of the National Youth Service Corps has been Read More

‘CBN licence empowers BDCs to source for forex from public’

July 30, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Association of Bureaux De Change operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has assured members of the public that it was still providing foreign exchange services, insisting that the operating licence issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) empowered Bureaux De Change (BDCs) to source for forex from other sources. ABCON president Aminu Gwadabe disclosed this in Lagos while reacting to the Read More

Osinbajo, Jerry Gana, others bemoan value erosion

July 30, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The vice-president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and a former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, lamented the high rate of values erosion in Nigeria and called for urgent re-orientation and revival. The duo who spoke in Abuja Thursday night at the 2021 Edition of Africa Value Awards tasked Nigerians on the need to pay more attention on leadership and societal values Read More

KOICA awards Ph.D, Masters scholarship to 15 Nigerians

July 30, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Government of the Republic of Korea, through its grant aid and technical cooperation agency, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOlCA) office in Nigeria, has awarded one Ph.D and 14 Masters Degree scholarships to Nigerian government officials from various Ministries, Departments, Agencies (MDAS) across the nation to study inleading Korean universities. The KOlCA Scholarship program is in fulfillment of Korea’s core policy Read More

Atiku urges FG to establish food security military taskforce to work in farming clusters

July 30, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged Federal Government to establish food security military task force to work in farming clusters. Atiku in a statement, Friday sad “the warning given by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations on Wednesday, July 29, 2021, of Read More

Supreme Court: APC fate as defunct party already sealed ― PDP

July 30, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Ondo state gubernatorial election has already sealed the fate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has a defunct political party. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan who stated this, Friday when he address journalists in Abuja  alerted Nigerians and the international community on the development. The party Read More

Congress: Buni sues for peaceful exercise, warns against sabotage

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As the All Progressives Congress brace up for the ward Congress on Saturday, the Chairman Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state Governor Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has enjoined party stakeholders and members to conduct the exercise peacefully. In a statement signed Friday night by his director general on media and publicity, Mamman Mohammed, Governor Buni called on officials Read More

Nigeria must not hand over Abba Kyari to FBI – Security expert

July 30, 2021 Samson Benjamin 0

A security expert and lawyer, Dr. Garus Gololo, has advised the federal government not to hand over the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, to the American security agency for trial. DCP Kyari is currently standing trial in an American court over an allegation of bribery, as revealed in the report of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who Read More

NAF establishes directorate of veteran affairs

July 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

In a bid to stimulate better welfare packages for Nigerian Air Force (NAF) veterans and their families, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has approved the establishment of the Directorate of Veteran Affairs. A statement by NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet Friday, said the CAS disclosed this while declaring open a 2-day Conference for NAF Read More

Congress: Osun APC youth protest, alleges hijacking of material, officials

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some youths who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State have accused Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and Caretaker Chairman of the APC, Prince Gboyega Famodun of committing electoral fraud ahead of tomorrow’s ward congress of the party. The youths who staged a protest on the Gbongan-Ibadan road, Ogo-Oluwa, Osogbo, today alleged Oyetola and Famodun of hijacking the Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Ministry wades in, addresses team Nigeria’s concerns

July 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has stepped in to stem further crisis by addressing the issues that have arisen concerning Team Nigeria athletes. According to the Director Federation of Elites athletes Department, Dr Simon Ebhojiaye, “The Ministry is abreast of the situation on ground and addressing them. Payment of various allowances commenced since last week and its ongoing. Read More

APC Congress: Pro-Aregbesola group raises alarm in Osun, alleges exclusion

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state known as Osun Progressives (TOP) has raised an alarm, alleging that the key stakeholders have been excluded from the ward Congress commencing nationwide on Saturday. The group alleged that the national Secretariat officers sent to Osogbo to conduct the congress exercise were hijacked, ambushed and kept from being accessed Read More