Ekiti State House of Assembly commences the probe of Fayose Administration

THE  Ekiti State House of Assembly,  Tuesday, commenced probe of the finances of the 16 local government chairmen under the administration of the immediate past governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose. The council bosses are still in office under Governor Kayode Fayemi owing to the fact that their two years tenure has not lapsed  having been elected on December 19, 2017. Speaking ...

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‘880,000 children under five died of pneumonia in the last couple of years’ – Save The Children

Save the Children, an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries has released a well researched and heart rending report of the number of lives of children that have been lost to several preventable cases of pneumonia around the world since 2016. The report which titled “Fighting For Breath in Nigeria: A call to ...

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Low metering responsible for electricity estimated billing – NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), says the recurring complaints by its customers on estimated billing is due to low metering status in the sector. Dr Moses Arigu,the NERC Consumer Affairs Commissioner, made the remarks during the inauguration of Customer Complaints Forum Office on Sunday in Osogbo. Arigu said the present metering gap in Ibadan Distribution Company (Disco) alone was ...

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Don’t Allow Abacha’s Loot to be Re-Looted – Civil Society Warns FG

The Project Advisor, Civil Society Organisation, Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC), Engr. Ralph Ndigwe, has commended Federal Government’s commitment in tracking and repatriating looted assets of some countries to finance development. He also hailed the International Community for its support towards achieving the feat. Speaking on Saturday in Amawbia, Anambra State, during the launch of the Monitoring of ...

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Nigeria to Mark National Antibiotics Awareness Week from 12th – 18th November 2018

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Ministry of Health, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Ministry of Environment, World Health Organisation, key private sector and civil society organisations are working together to raise awareness on the misuse of antibiotics in Nigeria. The theme of this year’s awareness is “Misuse of ...

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‘Recent Congo’s Ebola outbreak may not be containable’ – US CDC Director

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said Friday that the Ebola outbreak in conflict-ridden Congo has become so serious that international public health experts need to consider the possibility that it cannot be brought under control and instead will become entrenched. If that happened, it would be the first time since the deadly viral disease was ...

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#2019election: ‘You can save Nigeria by resisting violence’, – Group to youths

Mr Prosper Okafor, President, National Youths Summit on Peace and Security (NYSPS), on Wednesday urged Nigerian youths to resist all forms of violence capable of causing breach of the country’s peace and unity. Okafor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that security and peace were key to economic and political stability. He urged youths to always put ...

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Meet first Female President in present day Ethiopia!

Ethiopia’s parliament has approved senior diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first female president, proceedings on state television showed, cementing another shift in the country’s political system from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Sahle-Work Zewde, Ethiopia’s new President and former Director-General at UNON, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: J.Marchand Sahle-Work is at present U.N. under-secretary-general and special representative of the secretary general ...

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#2019Election: U.S. Institute denies predicting victory for Buhari

The United States Institute of Peace has denied predicting victory for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 General Election in Nigeria. The Institute in a statement on its website on Tuesday captioned: “Correcting a Media Error: USIP Makes No Prediction on Nigerian Election”, stressed that the report by many Nigerian media that the Institute’s 20-page report on risk to a ...

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Nigerians to pay more for JAMB, driver’s licence under new TSA tariff model

The service charge on all transactions to be paid into treasury single account (TSA) of the federal government will be borne by payers, under the newly-announced model. This means the payment to enroll for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation (JAMB) exams, to obtain a driver’s licence and other government transactions has increased from November 1. The new tariff regime was ...

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