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UK SIGNS MOU WITH NIGERIA TO STRENGTHEN HEALTH SECURITY

The United Kingdom through its national public health institute, Public Health England (PHE) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to strengthen health security in Nigeria. The IHR strengthening programme in Nigeria is part of a £16 million project funded by the UK Department of Health, to support the capacities of national ...

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Olawepo-Hashim emerges ANN presidential candidate, says rescue mission is unstoppable  

Frontline presidential aspirant on the platform of the Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has emerged as the party’s candidate in the scheduled February 16, 2019 presidential election. Olawepo-Hashim won the party’s ticket at its national convention and presidential primary election held on the premises of Ibeto Hotel in Abuja with 593 delegates in attendance. The convention ratified ...

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FG says “no plan to hike tuition fees“

The Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday debunked the news trending on social media that the Federal Government had approved the hike in tuition fees of Nigerian universities to N350,000. Mr Sonny Echono, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry made the clarification at a symposium in Abuja. Echono, who said the Federal Government was not planning to increase the tuition ...

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NYSC Approves Enrolment of Corps Members into NHIS

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has approved the enrolment of corps members into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, disclosed the approval of the health services scheme to journalists at the opening ceremony of the 2018 edition of the NYSC Annual Management Conference which coincides with the 45th anniversary of the ...

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Buhari calls Leah Shaibu’s mother, promises to bring back her daughter

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to bring back the abducted Dapchi secondary school girl, Leah Shaibu. The mother of kidnapped 15-year-old Rebecca Sharibu had pleaded with Federal Government to ensure her daughter’s release, as the Boko Haram captors have issued a threat that Leah would be killed by the second week of October if the government does not meet ...

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Apply for the N3 Million FirstBank Innovate Hackathon for AI and Big Data Solutions

One of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions, FirstBank is set to hold its first ever ‘Innovate Hackathon Challenge’. The 2-day hackathon scheduled for October 11 – 12, 2018, is in a bid to intensify technological progress in the financial sector. The FirstBank Innovation challenge is aimed at leveraging top-notch digital technology in improving the banking processes and delivering quality value to customers. This ...

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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Hotel Re-branded, Sets for Grand Opening in Abuja!

The Board of Directors and Management of Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham Abuja have officially declared 7th of October, 2018 as Grand Opening Day of the Super luxurious Hotel in Abuja. This grand opening announcement comes after completing a multi-million dollars renovation that the hotel has been undergoing for the last two years. The General Manager, Hawthorn Suite by Wyndham Abuja, ...

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Osun gov candidates accuse INEC, security agencies, APC of rigging election

Some of the 48 governorship candidates that contested the Osun State governorship election have accused the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies of conniving with the ruling All Progressives Congress to steal the mandate of the people. The governorship candidates are Mrs Mercy Ayodele of the Restoration Party; Mr Alfred Adegoke of the Socialist Party of Nigeria; and Prof ...

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U.S. Supreme Court snubs review of defamation suit against Cosby

Cosby’s bid to avoid a defamation lawsuit brought by a well-known former model who said the comedian sought to destroy her reputation after she publicly accused him of rape. The justices, acting six days after Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison in Pennsylvania for a 2004 sexual assault involving another woman, declined to hear his appeal ...

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Sentimental choice of leaders, reason for backwardness —Saraki

The President of the Senate and presidential aspirant on the Peoples Democratic Party’s platform, Dr Bukola Saraki; and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, have congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of the nation’s 58th Independence Day anniversary. Saraki, in a statement issued on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, noted that one of the key ...

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