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Why nation’s health sector continues to falter, by experts
Ahmed Yakasai National News Nigeria PSN

Why nation’s health sector continues to falter, by experts

National Secretary, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Emeka C. Duru (left); President, Ahmed Yakasai; Managing Director, GlaxoSmithKline Nigeria, Bhushan Akshikar, and Chairman, National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Prof. Martins Emeje, at a media briefing on the 2018 World Pharmacists Day in Lagos…yesterday. PHOTO: FEMI ADEBESIN-KUTI The Pharmaceutical […]

CBN upbeat on resolution of MTN’s $8.1b repatriation saga
CBN Godwin Emefiele MTN National News Nigeria

CBN upbeat on resolution of MTN’s $8.1b repatriation saga

Central Bank of Nigeria Opts for stability, retains 26-month rates Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele yesterday said he was optimistic that the alleged illegal $8.134 billion repatriation dispute involving MTN and its lenders would be resolved amicably. The regulator had last month ordered the South African telecommunications […]

NCC urges telcos to be fair on calls, data charges
Emilia Nwokoro National NCC News Nigeria

NCC urges telcos to be fair on calls, data charges

Hon. Emeka Ifediora (left); Enugu Zonal Controller of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mrs. Emilia Nwokoro; Transition Committee Chairman, Nnewi North Council, Prince Chukwudi Orizu; Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Chairman, Nnewi North, Christopher Alaks; and Head, Education and Social Development Department of the council, Mrs. Chukwudozie Ebele, at […]

Faisal Shuaib National News Nigeria NPHCDA

NPHCDA mulls robust framework for primary healthcare delivery

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) is planning to come up with a clear strategy and implementation framework for primary healthcare delivery in the country. Executive Director, NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, who stated this at a special retreat on strategy for immunisation priorities and public health care (PHC) system […]

I will not let you down, Atiku tells PDP delegates
Atiku Abubakar National News Nigeria PDP

I will not let you down, Atiku tells PDP delegates

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, candidate in the forthcoming primaries of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of next year's presidential elections, speaks during a media briefing in Lagos on September 3, 2018.<br />Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is campaigning for the presidential mandate of the opposition People's Democratic […]

Sanwo-Olu debunks rumour of stepping down from Lagos governorship race
Akinwunmi Ambode APC Babajide Sanwo-Olu Bola Tinubu National News Nigeria

Sanwo-Olu debunks rumour of stepping down from Lagos governorship race

A Lagos state governorship aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Tuesday, said he is still very much in the Lagos APC gubernatorial ticket race with no plans to withdraw or step down. This is coming after rumours filtered that the governorship aspirant has withdrawn his intention […]

National National air News Nigeria

Lack of investors caused suspension of national carrier – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed on Monday disclosed the reason behind the Federal Government’s recent decision to suspend its national carrier project, Nigeria Air. On Wednesday, the Minister of state for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced in a brief statement that the Federal Executive Council decided several weeks […]

PDP goes to court over Osun election
Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa Mike Ozekhome National News Nigeria PDP Senator Iyiola Omisore

PDP goes to court over Osun election

Ogunbiyi and Adeleke • Lawyers fault INEC’s ‘inconclusive’ verdict • Protest in Osogbo, as thugs attack party stalwart • Saraki woos Omisore ahead of rerun • ‘No agreement yet on PDP’s convention venue’ The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday declared it would seek legal redress following Sunday’s declaration by the […]

How lawyers forged judgments to get SAN title, by CJN
Abubakar Malami Hadizatu Uwani Mustapha LPPC National News Nigeria Walter Onnoghen

How lawyers forged judgments to get SAN title, by CJN

Justice Walter Onnoghen • Police to investigate, prosecute arrested culprits • Legal body restores Ogunba to senior advocate An unspecified number of lawyers have been apprehended for forging court judgments in a bid to qualify as Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN). The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, […]

Muhammadu Buhari‎ National News Nigeria Ogbonnaya Onu

Minister assures local security professionals, firms of patronage

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said indigenous professionals and firms would henceforth be used in the design and execution of projects involving national security. He gave the assurance yesterday in Enugu at the launch of the Presidential Executive Order No. 5 in the South East, […]

Ademola Adeleke APC INEC Isiaka Oyetola National News Nigeria Osun 2018

Protesters storm Osun INEC office to oppose rerun

A group of protesters, Monday, stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun state to oppose a rerun of governorship election ordered by the commission. This is following INEC’s declaration of the State governorship election as inconclusive after the margin between the two leading contenders in […]

Omisore agrees to work with PDP after Saraki’s visit to Ife
National News Nigeria Saraki in Osun Saraki meets Omisore Timileyin Omilana

Omisore agrees to work with PDP after Saraki’s visit to Ife

The flagbearer of the Social Democratic Party Iyiola Omisore has agreed to work with the People’s Democratic Party in the Osun state re-run election holding on Thursday. This is coming after the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, met with Omisore at Ile-Ife on Monday. “We have agreed to work together because […]

Buhari approves N20bn for ASUU to revitalise public Universities
ASUU Buhari approves N20bn for ASUU to revitalise public Universities N20bn for ASUU National News Nigeria Timileyin Omilana

Buhari approves N20bn for ASUU to revitalise public Universities

Nigeria's acting finance minister Zainab Ahmed addressing a press conference in Abuja….PHOTO:Twitter/ZShamsuna Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the immediate release of N20billion so that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASSU) can revitalise public universities. “President Muhammadu Buhari in his determination to revitalize Public Universities and ensure smooth […]

Ministry of Communications to partner INEC on ICT against electoral fraud
Adebayo Shittu ICT INEC National News Nigeria

Ministry of Communications to partner INEC on ICT against electoral fraud

Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu. The Federal Ministry of Communications says will partner the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to explore the role of ICT in reducing indices of electoral malpractices in the country. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu said in Abuja on Monday that the collaboration would provide […]

Buhari approves payment of N22.68 billion for Nigeria Airways retirees
Dennis Erezi National News Nigeria Airways President Muhammadu Buhari Zainab Ahmed

Buhari approves payment of N22.68 billion for Nigeria Airways retirees

Nigeria's acting finance minister Zainab Ahmed addressing a press conference in Abuja….PHOTO:Twitter/ZShamsuna Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the sum of N22.68 billion for the payment of retirement benefits to former workers of liquidated Nigerian Airways Ltd. Nigeria Airways was a Nigerian airline founded in 1958 after the dissolution […]

Buhari seeks collaborative efforts among nations to fight human trafficking, smuggling
Interpol Muhammadu Buhari‎ National News Nigeria

Buhari seeks collaborative efforts among nations to fight human trafficking, smuggling

President Muhammadu Buhari PHOTO: BAYO OMOBORIOWO President Muhammadu Buhari has called for collaborative efforts among nations to fight human trafficking and smuggling of persons. Buhari made the call at the 16th INTERPOL Conference on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling on Monday in Abuja. He was represented by Mr Olusegun Adekunle, […]

CIIN Eddie Efekoha National News Nigeria

Insurance is a necessity for every Nigerian – CIIN president

Mr Eddie Efekoha, the President of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), on Monday expressed happiness on ways product creation in insurance industry is having positive impacts on Nigerian lives. Efekoha told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that insurance products were now having direct positive impacts on lives […]