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Frequently asked Questions on EBOLA

What is Ebola virus disease (EVD)? Ebola is a severe, infectious often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees) caused by infection with Ebola virus. It is very infectious, kills in a short time BUT can be prevented. How is it spread? The natural reservoir of the ... Read More »

93 Million People Lack Access To Electricity In Nigeria

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93 million out of Nigeria’s 170 million (54.7 percent) people lack access to electricity, according to International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Africa Energy Outlook. Nigeria, despite being Africa’s largest economy has been unable to solve its energy problems. Like several other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, many Nigeria’s national electrification rate is ... Read More »

Jonathan Felicitates With Alaafin On His 76th Birthday


President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday commended the continued support of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, for the Federal Government’s efforts to accelerate the pace of socio-economic development in the country. Writing to felicitate with the monarch on the occasion of his 76th birthday anniversary today, Wednesday, October 15, ... Read More »

Why NLC Can’t Tackle Corruption – Ajaero


The Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Joe Ajearo, has given insight into why the union has been unable to tackle corruption in the country. He said this is because the NLC currently lacks the right “mechanism” to fight the menace. Ajaero said though it was necessary for ... Read More »

Boko Haram Has Killed More Than 10, 000 Civilians – Dasuki

Sambo Dasuki-National Security Adviser

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) on Tuesday, disclosed that the Boko Haram sect has killed over 10,000 people and kidnapped hundreds including the 219 Chibok schoolgirls still in captivity. He also said military action might not be the only solution to Boko Haram insurgency. But as ... Read More »

Cobbler, 22, Arraigned In Lagos For Using Toy Gun To Threaten The Public

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A 22-year-old cobbler, Taofeek Aina, on Tuesday appeared in an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, over the alleged use of a toy gun to threaten the public. Mr. Aina, who resides at 15, Olubi Street, Ikorodu, was arraigned before Magistrate B.A. Sonuga on a two-count charge of breach of peace and ... Read More »

Obasanjo Entitled To His Opinion And Comments On Chibok Girls – FG


The Federal Government on Tuesday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo is entitled to any opinion or comment he made regarding the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. The FG said it will remain focus, undistracted and committed to the safe return of the girls to their parents. It would be recalled that the ... Read More »

FG Promises More Jobs To Youths


President Goodluck Jonathan said on Tuesday expressed the determination of his administration to create more jobs for youths through research and technology. Speaking at the Technology and Investment Week organised by the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos State, Jonathan, who was represented at the occasion by the ... Read More »

Nigeria, Cameroon To Sign Pact On Fight Against Boko Haram


Nigeria and Cameroon will tomorrow hold talks in Abuja to strengthen efforts on collaboration on the fight against insurgency in West Africa. According to a statement from the Defence Headquarters, issued by its spokesman, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade the three-day bilateral meeting would take place at the DHq, and will be ... Read More »

Erosion Washes Rail Track Away In Ilorin


Train services have been disrupted in the North-South axis of the country due to erosion caused by downpour in some parts of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. According to Mr Rasheed Gbadamosi, the District Manager, South West Zone of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), the corporation has suffered colossal losses ... Read More »

There Is Nothing Bad In Pastors Owning Private Jets – Odukoya


Pastor Taiwo Odukoya of of the Fountain of Life Church (TFOLC) has claimed that there was nothing bad in men of God owning private jets as it guarantees their safety. According to Odukoya, his wife, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya, who died in a Sosoliso plane crash in 2005 could still be ... Read More »

Mark Solicits International Support On Boko Haram


Senator David Mark has called on the international community to support Nigeria to end the menace of Boko Haram in the country. The Senate President solicited the support, while addressing the 131st session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference going on in Geneva, Switzerland. According to him, Boko Haram and ... Read More »

Nigerian Entrepreneur Lara Cookey Makes UNCTAD’s Women In Business Awards Final


Nigerian innovative designer, who has special focus on early education, Lara Cookey has made it to the finals of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Empretec Women in Business Awards. Her Contextplay Matrix Ltd., designs educational toys and recreational tools for early child development, including learning materials, ... Read More »

Boko Haram: SERAP Drags CBN To Court For Failing To Expose Those Financing Terrorists


VENTURES AFRICA – The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) before the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, over the apex bank’s failure to expose the financiers of the Boko Haram. The organisation filed a suit numbered FHC/L/CS/1547/2014, Tuesday through its ... Read More »

Who Owns The Jet That Hovered Around Synagogue Building Before Collapse?


A question being raised in some quarters over the ownership of the jet that flew close to the building of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Lagos, which later collapsed, has been echoed by some physically challenged, who claimed to have benefited a lot from Pastor TB Joshua, who ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: Bring Back Our Girls Group Plans March To Presidential Villa Today


In furtherance of the #BringBackOurGirls advocacy group’s Global Week of Action to mark 180 days of the 219 Chibok schoolgirls’ abduction, the group will today march on the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to express the urgency of the abducted girls’ rescue. The group in a press statement yesterday, said it has ... Read More »

Arms Deal: Oritsejafor Was Set Up – CAN


The South West chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has blamed the criticism faced by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over the use of his private jet for the procurement of arms for the country, on the Federal Government. In a communiqué ... Read More »

Acting IGP Reconstitutes Force Gender Unit

Olabisi Kolawole

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, on Monday reconstituted the Force Gender Unit, FGU, to help effectively address cases of violence against women and children in the country. The Unit, according to the acting IGP, is to be headed by a Force Gender Adviser in the person of ... Read More »

Jonathan Condoles With Alamieyeseigha, Promises FG Support In Unraveling Mystery Over Son’s Death

DSP Alamieyeseigha-GEJ

President Goodluck Jonathan has extended his condolences to a former Governor of Bayelsa state, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, over the death of his son in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate. In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, Mr. Jonathan said the Federal Government would assist ... Read More »

UNILAG Management To Sanction Students Behind Hostel Fire


The authorities of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, on Monday warned students of the institution to abide by the rules and regulations guiding the entire community or face sanctions. The Assistant Registrar, Information, King Robert Emukpoeruo, gave the warning in an interview in Lagos. He said the warning became imperative ... Read More »

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