Global voices and the criminalisation of Chinese entrepreneurs

October 11, 2021 Dr. Austin Maho 0

In the August 31, 2021, article in the “Global Voices” an online publication. there was a piece by one Nwachukwu Egbunike title: “Chinese firms in Nigeria face widespread labour abuse allegations, tainting bilateral relationship” This piece is a response to the article, because it falls within the growing spat of misinformation about China and the Chinese which is fuelled mostly Read More

COVID-19: India vaccinates 10 million people daily

August 28, 2021 AFP 0

India has given more than 10 million Covid-19 jabs in a single day for the first time, authorities said Saturday, as the South Asian giant bolsters its defences for a predicted new surge. The health ministry said the 10 million landmark was passed on Friday, beating the country’s previous daily record of 9.2 million. The government has been stung by Read More

Tug captain makes case for vaccination of seafarers

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

A female tugboat Captain, Canus Ebinipre Robinson has asked the federal government to ensure the prompt vaccination of seafarers. Robinson said the vaccination of seafarers should be given priority attention considering their tremendous impact on the economy of the country. “Most of these seafarers have families they take care of even in the midst of the spread of coronavirus. During Read More

Happening now: Fans in excitement mood, defy COVID-19, flood streets as England lead Italy in Euro 2020 final

July 11, 2021 Editor 0

England fans have already gathering as excitement surrounds their team’s Euro 2020 final against Italy. At the moment, England are leading Italy 1-0 with the match less than 20 minutes played. Revellers had also filled the streets in central London ahead of the game. But at Wembley, footage showed dozens of fans trying to force their way past barriers to Read More

Introducing Horace Tempo, music producer/musician

July 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Music producer and musician, Horace Tempo, born Horace Wangnin Saizonou blew into the music space about one and half years ago. In that little time, he has not only carved a niche of his own but has built a cult following that has devoutly identified with his musical identity and are willing to walk with him on his journey. While Read More

Breaking: Heavy flooding sweeps homes away, many missing

July 3, 2021 Editor 0

A huge landslide swept away homes and left 19 people missing at a popular resort town in central Japan on Saturday after days of heavy rain, local officials said. Television footage showed a torrent of mud obliterating some buildings and burying others in Atami, southwest of Tokyo, with people running away as it crashed over a hillside road. “I heard a Read More

Breaking: Mikel Obi leaves Stoke City, joins club in Kuwait

July 1, 2021 Editor 0

Kuwaiti Premier League club Al Kuwait SC have announced the signing of John Obi Mikel from Championship side Stoke City. The Brigadiers disclosed hat the former Chelsea and Trabzonspor star has penned a one-year contract that will keep him at the club for the 2021-22 season. Mikel’s signing comes as reinforcement for Al Kuwait who finished third in the Premier League Read More

NCPC and the footprints of a colossus

May 18, 2021 Best Agbese 0

The appointment of the Plateau-born famed minister of the gospel, Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam, as the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), on June 26th 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari attracted loud applauses within the Christian community in Nigeria. Rev. Pam emerged leader of the commission on the hills of the unceremonious exist of his predecessor, Rev. Tor Uja Read More

May Day: Fresh strike looms over minimum wage

May 2, 2021 Editor 0

Organised Labour has asked workers in the states where governors were yet to implement the new minimum wage to immediately begin an indefinite strike. In a joint address to Nigerian workers to mark this year’s celebration, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Eagle Square, Abuja, directed workers in the state where governors were Read More

Breaking: Nigeria ‘s Kamaru Usman ‘devours’ Jorge Masvidal in UFC 261 welterweight clash

April 25, 2021 ESPN 0

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman dominated Jorge Masvidal last year over five rounds, but he wasn’t satisfied with that performance — he thought he could do better. Usman put a stamp on his rivalry with Masvidal on Saturday night, dropping him with a crushing right hand and following up on the ground for a knockout victory at 1:02 seconds of the second round in Read More

China’s Q1 GDP grows 18.3% y-o-y, the fastest in three decades

April 17, 2021 Editor 0

China’s GDP grew 18.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, the fastest in three decades since the data was released, with key economic indicators all expanding at over 20 percent, setting an encouraging start for the whole year that is buoyed by a low base, soaring overseas demand and rebounding consumption at home. The stellar data offers a Read More

Breaking: Chelsea outclass Porto, near Champions League semis

April 7, 2021 BBC 0

Chelsea bounced back from a testing few days to earn a commanding first-leg quarter-final away win over Porto in the Champions League. Mason Mount’s clever turn and finish in the first half helped bring some welcome relief to Blues manager Thomas Tuchel after his side’s heavy defeat to West Brom on Saturday, which was followed by a training ground incident between team-mates Read More

Bauchi expresses commitment to ending Tuberculosis by 2030

March 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state government has expressed commitment to ending Tuberculosis (TB) by the year 2030 in line with the federal government’s recommendation of ensuring TB free Nigeria in the stipulated time. The state commissioner of health Dr Aliyu Maigoro expressed the commitment Monday during the opening ceremony of the 2021 world TB day commemoration with the slogan ‘Check am o!’ organized Read More

Within 48 hours, over 12, 700 take COVID-19 vaccine in Lagos

March 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos State Government says it has vaccinated 12,720 people with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine 48 hours after the vaccination exercise commenced in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, made this known through his verified Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi, on Thursday while giving the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination update for March 16. He said that from the 12, 720 people Read More

Mixed reactions as Obiano marks 7th year in office

March 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Anambra state governor Willie Obiano, on March 17, 2021 marked seven years in office as the Chief Executive of the state. In this report, OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU gathered reactions from individuals and organisations on how the administration has fared. Mixed reactions have continued to trail Governor Willie Obiano’s seven years in office as the Chief Executive of Anambra state. The governor, Read More

Minister assures of gender parity in Covid-19 vaccine distribution

March 17, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has assured Nigerian women of gender parity in the administration of the limited COVID-19 vaccine in the country. Tallen, gave this assurance, while distributing palliatives, which include food items such as rice, vegetable oil, pasta, soghum flour and wrappers to 93 women groups in the FCT as part of activities by the Read More

Benue deputy gov doubts safety, efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine

March 16, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

   Benue State Government Tuesday disclosed that it will flag off the  administration of  the Covid-19 vaccination  Thursday.However, the state’s deputy governor and chairman of the State Action Committee on COVID-19, Engr Benson Abounu, has expressed reservation over the efficacy and safety of the Astrazeneca vaccine. Speaking in an interview with newsmen after his committee’s meeting in Makurdi,  Deputy Governor  Abounu said only those wishing Read More

Senate backs NCAA on AZMAN airline grounding, Arik scales through

March 16, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Aviation, Tuesday, applauded the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over operations’ suspension slammed on Azman airline. The Aviation regulatory body however, allayed fears of air travellers on  airworthiness of aircrafts in the fleet of Arik airline. Explaining reasons for the suspension of Azman airline during an interface with the Senate Committee on Aviation on Read More

COVID-19 vacine : Nasarawa NYSC takes first jab

March 16, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

 Nasarawa has scored another first as the administration of COVID-19 vaccines commenced Tuesday this morning in the state.The Nasarawa state National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Coordinator, Mr Stephen Gabriel Dewan, who took the first jab was full of praise of the executive governor of Nasarawa state, Engr Abdullahi Sule, for approving the vaccination of corps members and staff on camp. Read More

COVID-19: PTF warns of possible third wave, lack of bed space despite vaccines availability

March 15, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Monday warned of possible third wave of the pandemic as is currently being experienced in some countries.Speaking at a joint national briefing in Abuja, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of Presidential Task Force Mr Boss Mustapha, said Nigerians should be weary of home-based care as there may not Read More

COVID-19: AstraZeneca vaccines’ safety not compromised, PTF assures Nigerians

March 15, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Monday assured Nigerians that lives would not be endangered by the use of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines.This is coming on the heels of mass suspension of the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines by some countries due to safety concerns. The Executive Secretary of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, said at a briefing Read More

Covid-19 vaccines: Intrigues, fears

…AstraZeneca vaccine has no side effects – NAFDAC,…We‘ll investigates side effects – NPHCDA,…Govt must develop tracking system to check fakes – Pharmacist,…We won’t suspend vaccination because some countries have – FG One week after Nigeria began vaccination for coronavirus, there have been concerns about its safety, misinformation, hoarding and fake vaccines. SAMSOM BENJAMIN and ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU in this report examine Read More