Wednesday , 26 April 2017

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NHIS Seeks N32bn To Achieve 2017 Goals

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has requested the sum of N32 billion for its activities in the 2017 fiscal year. Executive Secretary of the scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja during a budget defense session held by the House of Representatives Committee on Health. Yusuf …

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Man Remanded For defiling 11-Year-Old Boy In Kano

A Kano Magistrate Court on Tuesday remanded one Abdulaziz Hassan for allegedly defiling an 11-year-old boy. was charged with unnatural offence, contrary to Section 284 of the Penal Code. The prosecutor, Insp. Shuaibu Musa, in his statement told the court that Hassan a resident of Rimin Kebe Quarters, on February 17, 2017, lured …

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Wema Bank Staff Donate Salaries To Sick Children

Wema Bank Plc says it staff have donated their February salaries for the treatment of sick children in emergency wards of three government-owned hospitals across the country. Segun Oloketuyi, Managing Director/CEO, Wema Bank Plc, while presenting a cheque to one of the beneficiaries at the Children Emergency Ward of the …

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FG Complete Repairs On Abuja-Kaduna Road

The federal government on Tuesday inaugurated the Abuja-Kaduna road which was given an emergency face-lift with the sum of N1.1 billion. Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, who inaugurated road, commended the contractor for completing the project on scheduled. He said the project was awarded on …

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Former Minister Of Environment, Amina Mohammed Sworn In As UN Deputy Sec-Gen

Ms Amina Mohammed, Nigeria’s immediate past Minister of Environment, has been sworn-in as the fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the UN at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday. The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria in New York reports that the UN Secretary-General António Guterres administered the oath …

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Three Confirmed Dead In Anambra Road Accident

The Anambra State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, on Monday confirmed the death of three people in an accident involving a commercial bus and a Hilux truck in Awgbu, Orumba Local Government Area. According to Sunday Ajayi, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, the accident was caused by …

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Breaking: Panic As Medview Airline Plane Develops Fault Mid-Air

A Medview Airline flight from Lagos to Abuja was suspended midair after a fault was observed on the plane. A passenger on the flight said passengers suspected the plane, with flight number VL 2102, was faulty before takeoff, but they were assured by the pilot and the crew that all …

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Photos: FG Evacuates 41 Trafficked Nigerian Girls From Mali

  The Federal Government on Monday evacuated 41 Nigerian girls who were trafficked to Mali for forced labour and s*xual exploitation. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that six persons, alleged to be human traffickers, were also arrested and brought back to the country alongside their victims. The Hercules C-130 …

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Male Boko Haram Member Disguised As A Girl Killed By Troops (Graphic Photos)

The troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday shot dead a Boko Haram male suicide bomber who disguised as a girl in order to cause atrocity in Borno State. According to Muazu Alhaji Misiya, a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force in the state who confirmed the development, said the terrorist …

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Police Apprehends 4 Suspected Kidnappers

The Nigeria Police Force said it had arrested four suspected members of a vicious Kidnap for Ransom gang in Abuja and Kano, respectively. The suspects are: Uche Obiora, Michael Ishaku, Raphael Dauda and Mohammed Haruna, whose room was used to keep the victims for nine days at Mpape Quaters in …

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Plane Crash Averted As Air Peace Plane Suffers Burst Tyre

A Boeing 737 aircraft belonging to Air Peace on Monday suffered a burst tyre while preparing for take-off at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the incident occurred at about 11 a.m. forcing the pilot to abort the flight. The aircraft was to convey 105 …

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Tuface Donates N3.5m To UN For Refugees’ Support

Nigerian Music icon, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tuface, has donated N3.5 million to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Nigeria, to support humanitarian interventions. The commission disclosed this in a statement issued by Mr Hanson Tamfu, External Relations Officer, UNHCR, Nigeria, on Monday in Abuja. He said …

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Facebook Gives Saraki Thumbs Up Over Use Of Social Media

Social Media giant, Facebook has commended the office of the President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki for its deployment and effective use of Facebbok and other social media platforms. The Chief Product Officer and Company Lead on Product Management and Development of Facebook, Christopher Cox, gave the …

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Buhari Not Critically Ill, Not In Hospital – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says President Muhammadu Buhari is neither critically ill nor in life threatening situation. In addition, he says there is no cause for alarm about the President’s health. The minister reiterated this position on Monday in Umuahia at the second town hall …

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FG Appoints New Directors For NCAA

The Federal Government on Monday approved the appointment of five new directors and one General Manager for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA. The NCAA made the announcement in a statement issued by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Sam Adurogboye, in Lagos. Mr. Adurogboye explained that the appointment was with …

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Gov Yari Seeks Refund Of N13bn Security Expenses From FG

The Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, on Sunday asked the Federal Government to refund N13 billion his government has incurred on fighting cattle rustling and armed banditry in the state since 2011. Mr. Yari made the request while conducting the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, on an inspection …

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Bauchi Owes Retirees N15bn Gratuity – State NLC Chairman

The Chairman, Bauchi State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Hashimu Gital, said that the state government owed retirees N15 billion in accumulated gratuity. Mr. Gital said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi on Sunday. “The problem here is the accumulated gratuity amounting …

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N-Power: FG To Employ 350,000 Graduates In 2017

The Presidency said on Sunday that its Social Investment Programmes, SIP, had a plan to hire 350,000 more unemployed graduates under the N-Power Volunteer Corps in 2017. According to the Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, President Muhammadu Buhari has requested appropriation of …

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Photos: Ebonyi Gov Emerges Chairman Southeast Governor’s Forum

Ebonyi State Governor, David Nweze Umahi has been elected as the Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum Umahi was unanimously endorsed at a meeting of the forum attended by all the governors from the zone in Enugu on Sunday. Announcing the development after the meeting, Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, said that …

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PDP Wins All Chairmanship, Councillorship Seats In Gombe

The ruling People Democratic Party, PDP, in Gombe State has won all the seats contested in the Council polls conducted on Saturday. Announcing the result in Gombe on Sunday, Caleb Maina, Chief Returning Officer and Chairman of the Gombe State Independent Electoral Commission, GOSIEC, stated that PDP won all the …

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