UN agency, ABCHealth partner to boost Africa healthcare

Following a partnership between the African Business Coalition for Health and the United Nations Economic for Africa, there are indications that the healthcare sector in Africa is on course for a significant boost. According to a joint statement by the organisations, the initiatives which the partnership will develop and execute include the Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa report and […]

FCT area councils can now conduct marriages –FG

Solomon Odeniyi Published 8 May 2021 The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior and Principal Registrar of Marriages in Nigeria, Dr Shuaib Belgore, on Friday said the ministry has amended the Marriage Act to allow local government areas and area development councils of the Federal Capital Territory to conduct statutory marriages. According to him, the ministry has the right […]

S’Court judgment: Don’t go ahead with LG polls, Alao-Akala, Adelabu tell Makinde

Olufemi Olaniyi Published 8 May 2021 A former Oyo State Governor, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, has urged Governor Seyi Makinde to postpone the local government elections schedule to hold on May 22. Alao-Akala gave this advice while reacting to the Supreme Court judgment that nullified the sacking of the duly elected local government council  chairmen and councillors  in the state. The […]

Buhari probes N165.32bn unremitted operating surplus by NPA

Okechukwu Nnodim Published 8 May 2021 •Suspended NPA boss, Bala-Usman, provides explanation The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is probing alleged non-remittance of about N165bn operating surplus to the Consolidated Revenue Fund by the Nigerian Ports Authority. There are indications that the development may not be unconnected to the recent suspension of the Managing Director of the agency, Hadiza […]

Balance your commitments during Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan provides the best opportunity for couples to make a difference in their marriages and present the best character of themselves to receive the blessings and promises that accompany every good deed. The challenges of balancing commitments as well as managing marital responsibilities especially during the fasting period if your spouse is non-Muslim can sometimes become […]

El-Rufai reaping from evil plotted against Rivers, says Wike

Tobi Aworinde and Dennis Naku Published 8 May 2021 The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, says the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government has dragged Nigeria 50 years backwards due to its “abysmal” performance. Wike alleged that the APC had mismanaged the opportunity Nigerians gave them to make a difference and deserve to be voted out in 2023. The governor […]

Buni alleges plan to destabilise APC, discredit Buhari

Kayode Idowu Published 8 May 2021 The Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress, Mai Mala Buni, has alleged that some mischievous elements plan to cause disaffection with the aim of detracting from efforts to rebuild the ruling party. The Yobe State governor also made accusations of plans to discredit the regime of the President, Major General […]

Past leaders should be blamed for insecurity –Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday, said it was wrong for Nigerians to blame the widespread insecurity in the country on the All Progressives Congress-led regime. The former Governor of Rivers State insisted that it was a misnomer for anybody to claim that banditry was caused by the current regime led by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari […]

Visitors, domestic workers will miss our services if we’re chased out of VI –Roadside traders, artisans

Afeez Hanafi Published 8 May 2021 The altercation between Iyabo Jimoh, a food vendor on Banana Island Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, and some officials of Kick Against Indiscipline was alien to the upscale neighbourhood. The commotion grew more intense as the 37-year-old trader fought tooth and nail to prevent about five officials from destroying a table she used in displaying bread […]