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HIV/AIDS: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ASKED TO PROVIDE MORE FUNDS

5 years ago /
Health 

Speaker at the public lecture and the Country Director of John Sower USA, Iyeme Efem who spoke on the theme “HIV/AIDS: Coping with and curbing the pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa” reeled up disturbing statistics and urged carriers to strive to combat increase of their viral load.

DISRUPTION OF G-7 GOVERNORS MEETING: IG CLAIMS INNOCENCE

5 years ago /
Politics 

Following the controversy that has surrounded the disruption of the meetings between the members of the New PDP, the House of Representative summoned the Inspector General of Police to inquire about whose orders the DPO of Asokoro was acting on when he disrupted the last meeting between the Governors at the Kano state Governor’s Lodge.

PENSIONERS BENEFIT: RETIREES CAUTION GOVERNMENT ON USE OF PENSION FUNDS, THREATEN TO SHUTDOWN NIPOST

5 years ago /
Nation 

It is no longer news that retirees in Nigeria are owed several month of their benefit and entitlement. To this end, the leadership of the pensioners plans to use the influence of the Nigerian Labor Congress, NLC to address the plight of the retirees of the Nigerian Postal service.

NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE: REAR ADMIRAL AGHOLOR RESUMES AS 14TH COMMANDANT

5 years ago /
Education  Nation 

That presentation of flag and other insignia of office as well as the signing of hand over note, signal the change of guards at Nigeria’s National Defense College (NDC). While Admiral General Thomas Lokoson has stepped aside as the Commandant of the College, Rear Admiral Ndidi Agholor steps in as the 14th Commandant of the College.

 

REPS INVESTIGATE ALLOWING FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS TO MANAGE NIGERIA'S FUNDS

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The House in a Motion mandated its Committees on Commerce and Justice to investigate the appointment of foreign institutions to manage the Nigerian Sovereign Wealth Fund.

STATE OF EMERGENCY: REPS SUMMON SERVICE CHIEFS

5 years ago /
Security 

The summon of the Service Chiefs by the House of Representatives is sequel to the request of the President, Goodluck Jonathan for the extension of State of Emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.

FCT INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT: ENGINEERING WORK ON KATAMPE DISTRICT SATISFACTORY

5 years ago /
Nation 

Private partnership agreement of the engineering infrastructure for Katampe district Phase 2 was signed on 19th of October 2010 between the FCDA and the developer. The project with a 3year construction period has a total development cost of 61 billion naira. Senator Ken Nnamani during an inspection of the project site, urged the developer to ensure that the project is executed according to the agreement and handed over within the 2015 deadline.

Budget 2014: Senate passes Medium Term Expenditure Framework

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Presenting the report of the Senate Joint Committee on Finance and Appropriation on the 2014 to the 2016 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) to the chamber, Chairman of the Committee, Senator Ahmed Mukarfi explained that due to the increasing spate of Oil theft in the country, the loss of crude oil in July 2013 has risen to about 400,000 barrels per day.

Nigeria Anti-Corruption Law: Legal Luminaries seek stricter punishment for corruption

5 years ago /
Nation 

The challenge of corruption remains a serious problem facing Nigeria today which informed the Government’s decision to set up many institutions to tackle the menace.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: FCT KICKS AGAINST TALKS TO DIVIDE NIGERIA

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Presidential Advisory Committee on dialogue is moving round the country, and today, the group is in Abuja the Nigeria’s capital. Abuja, the nation’s capital occupies a special place in Nigeria and has become Home for citizens in search of greener pastures. With this influx comes a few concerns; land, resettlements and compensation and the rights to the original in habitant.

THE BIG STORY: THE NEW ADDICTION FOR YOUTHS; PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES

5 years ago /
Health 

TEENAGERS who experience stress, instead of seeking proper medical attention, go for another kind of stress reliever. They say it gives them the kick, it intoxicates them, and it stimulates them. But these are not your usual drugs or alcohol.

APC MEMBERS VISIT IBB, ABDULSALAMI ABUBAKAR

5 years ago /
Politics 

Following recent activities of opposition party, All Progressives Congress, APC, yet another controversial visit has been attributed to the political party.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: Political parties, Civil Society Organisations push for inclusion

5 years ago /
Nation 

During the October 1, 2013 Independence Day broadcast, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan emphasised the need for a free, peaceful and secure country as Nigeria prepares to celebrate 100 years as one entity.  

EDO STATE: ADAMS OSHIOMOLE CELEBRATES 5 YEARS IN OFFICE

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Samuel Ogbemuda stadium in Benin witnessed an unprecedented turnout of dignitaries, APC Women groups, youths and other party-faithfuls as the Edo state Governor, Adams Oshiomole celebrated the 5th year anniversary of his administration.

ANAMBRA POLLS: YORUBA COMMUNITY DECLARES SUPPORT FOR IFEANYI UBAH

5 years ago /
Politics 

An association of Yorubas in Anambra, the Yoruba Community in Anambra which recently condemned the recent expulsion of some Ibo traders from Lagos state, has described Ibo professionals and businessmen as hardworking Nigerians who have contributed significantly to the socio-economic development of South-West Nigeria.

ANAMBRA POLLS: ADC MEMBERS DECLARE SUPPORT FOR IFEANYI UBAH

5 years ago /
Politics 

With the Anambra state gubernatorial elections just a few days away, all parties involved in the process have intensified efforts in order to claim victory come Election day.

PDP CRISIS: MIXED REACTIONS TRAIL SUSPENSION OF PARTY MEMBERS

5 years ago /
Politics 

The recent suspension of the newly reinstated National Secretary of the Peoples Democartic Party by the Court of Appeal, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and three others has launched yet another chapter in the crisis rocking the party.

ANAMBRA POLLS: NGIGE GATHERS SUPPORT

5 years ago /
Politics 

With the Anambra State Governorship elections just a few days away,  the APC candidate, Senator Chris Ngige  has intensified efforts to win people’s votes. In a meeting with the Knights of St. John at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Onitsha, the Senator promised to eradicate poverty through quality and free education.

NIGERIA: REPS RE-AFFIRM DECISION TO BOOST AGRICULTURE

5 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Following the clamour to revitalize the Agricultural sector in the country, the Committee on Agriculture in the National Assembly sought collaboration with Research agencies to come up with ways to positively diversify the economy.

 

HEALTH: Experts advocate use of neurological modalities to curb rising cases of stroke

5 years ago /
Health 

Stroke is an important cause of death among youths especially in a developing country like Nigeria. A total of 71 patients, age between 18-40 years comprising 73% male and 23% female are affected by stoke as a result of stress. For this reason, Physicians, Neurosurgeons and Anatomists converged in Abuja to educate both Residents and Fellows in Neuro-imaging techniques and how to manage the patients properly.