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NAF Offers Free Medical Services To Communities In Makurdi

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force has offered free medical services to host communities in Benue State, ahead of its planned exhibition of new fighter jets on Friday in Makurdi, the state’s capital. Chairman of the Nigerian Air Force 53rd Anniversary Celebration Committee, Air Vice-Marshal Isiaka Amao, said the medical services covered all...

President Buhari Appoints New Management For NEXIM Bank

5 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Abubakar Abba Bello as the new Managing Director of the Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM). The appointment was contained in a statement signed on Thursday by the Director of Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi. The President also...

Air Force Establishes Cancer Center In Maiduguri

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force has established a cancer screening center at the 105 Composite Group in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The centre, which is the first of its kind in the state,  was commissioned by the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), who urged residents to take advantage...

Don’t Order Execution Of Inmates, Falana Urges Ambode

5 days ago /
Nation 

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has appealed to the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, not to order the execution of persons sentenced to death in the state. In a letter to the Governor, Mr Falana referred to a statement credited to the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniyi...

Cross River SUBEB Uncovers Over 700 Fake Teachers

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) says it has uncovered at least 700 teachers with fake certificates. Chairman of the Board, Stephen Odey, disclosed this to reporters in Calabar, the state’s capital, at the end of a verification exercise for teachers. “I can authoritatively confirm to you that, we...

Ministry Attributes Over 50% Of Infant Deaths To Malnutrition

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMH) has attributed over 50 per cent of Nigeria’s infant and under-five mortality to malnutrition. Speaking at a forum in Abuja, the Head of Nutrition at the FMC, Mr Chris Isokpunwu, believes that addressing malnutrition will reduce the rate of infant mortality in Nigeria. “Malnutrition accounts for...

Osinbajo Seeks Continental Response To Maritime Challenges

5 days ago /
Nation 

Strengthening the coast guard function and timely exchange of information by African countries will help build a stronger maritime industry and improve trade facilitation. Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, made the recommendation on Thursday at the third annual conference of the Association of African Maritime Administration in Abuja. As part of...

Buhari Makes New Appointments For FAAN, NCAA, NAMA, Rural Electrification Agency

5 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Engr. Saleh Dunoma as the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). The President also confirmed the appointments of Captain Mukhtar Usman as the Director-General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Captain Fola C. Akinkotu as the Managing...

Gaidam Swears In New Head of Service, Others

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, on Wednesday, swore in a new Head of Service, Saleh Abubakar. The new appointee, who is the Chief of Staff to the Governor, takes over from Dauda Yahaya, who has attended the mandatory years of service. While administering the oath on the Head of Service, the...

Nigerian Police Warns Officers Against Indiscipline

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Police has said it would not condone any act of corruption and indiscipline from officers and men, that would dent the image of the force. The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Finance and Administration, Shuaibu Lawal Gambo, gave the warning when he paid a visit to the Nasarawa State...

Army Launches Operation Against Bandits In Kaduna

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has launched a special military operation code named, Operation Harbin Kunama, aimed at flushing out armed bandits in the southern part of Kaduna State. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, launched the operation at an event attended by the State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai. General Buratai said...

Justice Nguta Pleads Not Guilty To 8-Count Charge At CCT

6 days ago /
Nation 

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta has pleaded not guilty to an 8-count charge of false declaration of assets, preferred by the Federal Government, against him before the tribunal. According to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, Mr Ngwuta contravened section 15 of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act, laws of...

ASUU Calls For JAMB Registrar’s Resignation

6 days ago /
Education 

Following alleged lopsidedness in the on-going registration of candidates by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr Deji Omole, has called on the Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, to voluntarily resign from office. The academic union also asked the...

CBN Pumps $100m Into Forex Market

6 days ago /
Business and Economy  

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has pumped an additional $100 million into the foreign exchange market, after releasing $280 million on Tuesday. The bank has offered additional $100 million to authorised dealers to meet the 7 to 15-day forwards requests of customers. Isaac Okorafor, the bank’s spokesperson said the authorised dealers...

Buhari’s Anti-Corruption War A Mere Noise – Lamido

6 days ago /
Nation 

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has described the President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war as a ‘noise.’ Lamido, a former minister of Foreign Affairs, while speaking with the BBC Hausa Service yesterday, claimed that President Buhari could not be passed as a saint because he was “equally corrupt when...

Lawal's suspension was unavoidable, he violated public trust – Sagay

6 days ago /
Politics 

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) on Wednesday said suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal violated the Code of Conduct for public officials by awarding a contract to a company linked to him. “I think the suspensions are...

Chelsea and Tottenham Players Dominate PFA Team Of The Year

6 days ago /
Sports  

The Professional Football Association (PFA) has announced its Team of the Year with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur players occupying eight of the 11 spots. The team, voted for by players from all 92 clubs in the English Football League and eight from the Women's Super League, has a familiar feel to...

Meningitis Killed 745 In 8,057 Cases, Says FG

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government on Wednesday, said 745 persons had died in 8,057 suspected cases of Cerebrospinal Meningitis across the country since the outbreak of the disease. The government also expressed its commitment to continuing to intensify efforts to stop the deaths and further spread of the disease in the worst-hit states...

Nigeria’s Revenue Can’t Sustain Interest Payment On Debt – World Bank

6 days ago /
Business and Economy  

Although, Nigeria’s total current debt is relatively low compared to the Gross Domestic Product, the interest rate payment is not sustainable by current revenues, the World Bank has said. Senior Economist at World Bank office in Nigeria, Yue Man Lee, said this in Abuja on Wednesday on the sideline of the...

Nigeria needs reform to avoid future forex crisis – World Bank

6 days ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The World Bank, Wednesday, said Nigeria needs to reform its finance to avoid any future foreign exchange crisis. According to the World Bank Chief Economist for Africa, Albert Zeufack, exchange rate adjustments could lead to higher inflation. Reuters news agency quoted Mr. Zeufack as saying that making fiscal adjustments in the country’s...