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June, 2019


NASS beefs up security for inauguration

Security has been beefed up at the National Assembly as members-elect continue accreditation ahead of inauguration of the 9th National Assembly on Tuesday. Newsmen reports that all staff and visitors to the national assembly were critically checked before being allowed entry into the premises. Meanwhile, there is presence of security operatives at strategic areas,while movement around designated areas for accreditation were limited. Speaking to newsmen after his accreditation, Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha from Taraba State, said the process was going on smoothly. On why PDP is keeping quiet on who toRead More

Italy to help Nigeria repatriate stolen funds

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN AUDIENCE FROM ITALIAN PARLIAMENT 5. R-L; President Muhammadu Buhari and Carbinet Members, Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Stefano Pontesilli, Italian Parliamentary, Ms. Elena Okechukwu, Italian Parliamentary, Sen V.R Petrocelli, Senator T.C. Iwobi, Senator Manuel Vescovi, Dr Giovanni BaiocchiCEO-Vitali Group SPA, Mr. Christian Vitali, CEO Same Deutz-Fahr and Chairman-Nardi Group Mr. P. Gueriero during an audience with the Delegation held at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 10 2019. President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the support of the Italian government to help recover and repatriateRead More

NBC, DAAR begin talks to resolve differences

Chief Dokpesi briefing the leadership of South-South Media Professionals The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC and DAAR Communications, Operators of AIT and Raypower FM have begun talks to amicably resolve their differences. The founder of the media outfit, Chief Raymond Dokpesi stated this in Abuja while receiving the leadership of South-South Media Professionals led by its President, Comrade Victorson Agbenson. Chief Dokpesi said the stakeholders in the industry had waded into the crisis as their efforts were appreciated by both DAAR Communications and the NBC While restating DAAR Communications commitment toRead More

Alleged N3.6bn fraud: NDDC recovered N100b from IOC’s- Witness

A prosecution witness, Mr Ibinabo Micheal-West, on Monday, told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) recovered over N100 billion from International Oil companies (IOC) He said this at the resumed trial of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against a former NDDC Executive Director, Tuoyo Omatsuli, and three others over fraudulent mismanagement of the commission’s N3.6billion. During Examination-in-Chief, led by the EFCC prosecutor, Mr Ekene Iheanacho, Micheal-West told the court that he was the owner of a company; Starline Consultancy Ltd.,Read More

Medical expert advocates routine kidney check

A Nephrology and Kidney Health Expert, Dr Simon Tada, wants Nigerians to go for routine kidney check for early detection and prevention of disease. Dr Tada gave the advice during a health talk and free kidney screening, in Abuja. The program was organized by a Non Governmental Organization, Kidney Life Awareness Foundation, to provide support to patients in need of dialysis and transplant. The Kidney Disease expert Dr Simon Tada explained that most Kidney failures were caused by diabetes, high blood pressure and poor dietary. He maintained that routine kidneyRead More

FRSC records 1,618 deaths from road accidents

The Federal Road Safety Corps says that at least 1,618 people have lost their lives through road accidents between December 2018 and February 2019. The information contained in the Report of Road Traffic Crash for December, 2018, January and December, 2019, was released by the FRSC. According to the report, over 21,577 people were involved in road crashes involving cars, minibuses, motorcycles, trucks, tankers and trailers. Further analysis shows that the top five causes of road accidents were speed violation, wrongful overtaking, dangerous driving, tyre burst and brake failure. TheRead More

Nutritionist advices Nigerians to eat healthy

A Nutritionist, Mrs Kemi Adegoke-Abraham, has advised Nigerians to include vegetables in their meals to promote a healthy diet while also reducing the risk of vitamins deficiency. Mrs Adegoke-Abraham gave the advice in an interview in Kubwa, Abuja, on Wednesday. She said that since most vegetables blossom during the rainy season and are best consumed fresh, one should eat as much as one could afford before the dry season, when they would be scarce and almost unaffordable. The Nutrionist explained that vegetables such as `Ugu’ leaves could effectively be usedRead More

Photos: President Buhari, Gbajabiamila, others at Eid-el-Fitri prayers

President Muhammadu Buhari motorcade arrives the Mabilla Prayer ground for the Eld-El Fitr Prayer in Abuja. Photo: Sunday Aghaeze JUNE 4, 2019 Captain Sabiu Yusuf leading the pray as President Muhammadu Buhari and other Muslim faithful at the Mabilla Prayer ground to mark the Sallah in Abuja. Photo: Sunday Aghaeze . JUNE 4 2019 Captain Sabiu Mohammed Yusuf led the Prayer with President Muhammadu Buhari, and other Muslim faithful at the Mabilla Prayer ground for the Eld-El fitr to mark the Sallah in Abuja. Photo: Sunday Aghaeze JUNE 4 2019Read More

Banditry: Zamfara to impose death penalty

Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle say the death penalty will soon be adopted for people that give information to bandits. Many villages have been torched and hundreds killed by bandits and cattle rustlers in the state. The governor made the announcement on Sunday, when he visited Lilo village, in Wonaka district, Gusau local government area, following attacks by suspected armed bandits. 8 people were killed and 18 others were sustained bullets and knife wounds. He said the government would not tolerate anyone, ”supporting bandits to carry out their criminal activitiesRead More

Sen. Melaye to contest for Kogi governor

No PIC/ Guardian Ahead of November 16 governorship election in Kogi State, the senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, is interested in contesting for the office of governor on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party. According to the media aide to Senator Melaye, Gideon Ayodele, Melaye made his intention known on Saturday at the residence of a PDP stalwart, Gen David Jemibewon, in Iyah-Gbedde in Ijumu Local Government Area of the state during a stakeholders’ meeting. It was learnt that the meeting was called forRead More