Police arrests teenager for raping 10-year-old girl in Osun

May 31, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

A 20-year-old boy simply identified as Abdul-Lateef has been arrested by the Osun state police command for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl (name withheld).  The suspect, according to investigation was arrested at Isale-Aafa area, Okinni in Egbedore local government area of Osun state.  The mother of the victim was said to have reported at Dada Estate police station on May Read More

Use of methanol ’ll improve our economy- Onu

May 31, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the use of methanol as source of energy will help improve the economy and provide jobs amidst COVID 19 pandemic. He stated this during the final meeting of the cabinet committee to source funding for the implementation of the national policy on methanol for fuel on Thursday, in Read More

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Be advocates of family planning, Ogun commissioner charges religious leaders

May 31, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The Ogun state government has charged religious leaders to be advocates of family planning, stressing that family planning, if embraced by every woman would check overpopulation, maternal mortality, unwanted pregnancy and even crime rate in the society. The state commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Funmi Efuwape who made the call in a chat with journalists in her Read More

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Zamfara: Union cautions members against illegal mining

May 31, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Members of Zamfara state Gold Buyers and Sellers Cooperative Union have been warned against illegal mining activities in the state. The secretary of the Union, Alhaji Saadu Adamu, gave the warning while briefing journalists in Gusau on their activities Sunday. The Union also called on state government to always seek advice from the union on how to achieve the set Read More

Air force kills 4 bandits, destroys logistics base in Zamfara

May 31, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Following onslaught against armed bandits in parts of the North-west and North-central states, the Nigerian Air Force Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has killed four armed bandits during an air strikes at their logistics warehouse 5Km north of Birnin Kogo in Zamfara state. According to Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, the air strikes which were executed on Read More

LASUTH’s effort against Covid-19

May 31, 2020 Admin III 0

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has been leading the support for the Lagos state government in containing the dreaded coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging the world. Incidentally, the index case broke out in the state and the only state-owned tertiary health institution had risen up to the occasion by contributing his quota in both human and intellectual resources Read More

Welcome to Awba-Ofemili: Abandoned community in Anambra

May 31, 2020 Admin III 0

This rural community, despite its contribution to the socio-economic development of the state, has remained obscure in every ramifications. OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU  reports that the community leaders are crying out for help. “Well, I have never used that place for childbirth. You need to go there to see things yourself. There are no drugs, no power supply, water or enough bed Read More

Of correlation between COVID-19 prevention and access to clean water

May 31, 2020 Admin III 0

  Having access to clean water is, according to analysts, sine qua non to preventing Corona virus. TEMITOPE MUSOWO reports on this and other matters. As the world currently faces unarguably its worst challenges in recent times which is the lethal Corona virus pandemic, different precautionary measures have been recommended by World Health Organisation (WHO), local public health agencies and Read More

How to end food importation in Nigeria

  Prior to the discovery of crude oil in commercial quantity in 1956 in a village called Oloibiri in present-day Bayelsa state, Nigeria was known for her agrarian economy. Agriculture was the major source of her foreign exchange earnings through the exportation of cash crops such as rubber from Delta state in the south-south region; groundnut, hide, and skin produced Read More

Gov Badaru: Five years down the line

May 31, 2020 Adamu Muhd Usman 0

  Your Excellency, Alhaji Abubakar Badaru, the governor of Jigawa state, I greet you sir. I also want to use this opportunity to wish you the very best of everything. Ramadan has come and gone. So, I will now wish you Barka da sallah. Sir you have entered into the sixth year of an eight year journey (May 29, 2015-May 29, Read More

The North’s insecurity siege

May 31, 2020 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

  The northern part of this country has suffered the protracted war against terrorism for a good 10 years. This war, with its theatre’s centre in the heart of the North-east, has taken well over 25,000 Nigerian lives. The PMB administration inherited this war against insurgency when it was six years old. In the last four years, the Nigerian military Read More

Covid-19: Counsel to Buhari et al

  So, May 29 went with a whimper, and whom do we thank if not Covid-19, at least it helped spare us moderately of the lies of Mazi, Ogbeni, and Aboki. Nigeria’s ramshackled approach has led to poor results all around—frozen economy, depression-level rates of unemployment.  When the Covid-19 pandemic erupted, some countries were reasonably well prepared to meet the challenge, Read More

Between health minister and missing Chinese ‘doctors’

May 31, 2020 Hassan Gimba 0

  “Time and the ocean and some guiding star and high cabal have made us what we are.” – Winston Churchill Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was one of America’s founding fathers. An orator with many profound quotes, he was a statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect and philosopher. He was the third president of the USA from 1801 Read More

Bauchi govt to construct access road at unguwar Alkali

May 31, 2020 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed has disclosed his government’s plan to construct an access road from Unguwar Alkali to gwangwangwan to kofar dumi quarters in the Bauchi metropolis. The governor made the disclosure Saturday during his one year anniversary media chat held at command guest house Bauchi. He said the idea is to facilitate easy transportation of people, goods and Read More

Panic as resident doctors threaten indefinite strike

May 31, 2020 Najib Sani 0

Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has issued a 14 days ultimatum to the federal government to immediately implement all the agreements entered into with the association or risk an indefinite strike action.  NARD issued the ultimatum in Bauchi Saturday at the end of its 2020 Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) with the theme: ‘Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health Read More

LA: The new breed politician

May 31, 2020 Admin III 0

Even after he lost the last general election, Lawal Adamu Usman, aka Mr LA, who contested the senatorial seat of Kaduna central, has remained close or always in touch with his constituents, reaching out to them for any financial assistance. While it is typical character of our politicians to abandon the electorate after they have won or lost election, Mr LA Read More

Agric loan controversy: Ebonyi indigenes want EFCC, others to probe state financial records

May 31, 2020 Admin III 0

Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has asked the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other anti-graft agencies to embark on a comprehensive probe of the state financial records in the last 16 years.  The association specifically called on the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) the Directorate of State Services (DSS) and the Police Read More

BlackLovePage to have a million social media followers by 2021 – Francoise Merus

May 31, 2020 Admin III 0

BlackLovePage, a social media community continues to be vibrant in its activities, regardless of the devastation of lives and businesses by the Coronavirus pandemic and the founder, Francoise Merus, an African-American of Haitian descent, predicts a growth of 500 hundred thousand followers by next year. Francoise Merus created the community called BlackLovePage.com three years and presently boasts over half a Read More

Binta Bello berates Inuwa over LGs joint projects agency

May 31, 2020 Admin III 0

 Former Honourable Member Representing Kaltungo/Shongom Federal Constituency in the National Assembly and Deputy Minority Whip in the 8th Assembly, Hon. Binta Bello, has bereted the Gombe s governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, over the bill which was recently passed into law for the establishment of the joint development project agency.  Hon. Binta, who described the law as obnoxious, said the joint Read More

George Floyd: Pandemonium as protest escalates in US, curfew imposed

May 31, 2020 BBC 0

Curfews have been ordered in cities across the US in an attempt to stem the violent clashes between protesters and police over the death of George Floyd. Widespread demonstrations have taken place, with riot police using tear gas and rubber bullets after their vehicles were set alight in several cities. President Donald Trump blamed looters and anarchists for the violence. Read More

Coronavirus: Anxiety as Nigeria records highest daily tally, total cases near 10000, Lagos numbers shoot up again

May 31, 2020 Admin III 0

Nigeria’s fight the coronavirus pandemic took a turn following record of over 500 new cases, the highest so far since infection pierced into the country. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Africa’s most populous nation harvested 553 new cases on Saturday. Lagos is still the worst hit with a total of 9855 cases in Nigeria at the Read More

Breaking: Lewandowski equals record as Bayern hit Dusseldorf, now 10 points clear

May 30, 2020 BBC 0

Robert Lewandowski scored twice against Fortuna Dusseldorf to equal his most prolific season as Bayern Munich moved 10 points clear at the top. Bayern were 3-0 up by half-time, Benjamin Pavard and Lewandowski scoring after Mathias Jorgensen’s own goal opened the scoring. Poland forward Lewandowski’s 43rd goal in all competitions this campaign made it 4-0 in a crushing win. Teenager Read More