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Melaye Urges Jonathan To Name FG-Owned Hospital After Late Heroine, Adadevoh

Stella Ameyo Adadevoh

A former member of the House of Representatives, Otunba Dino Melaye, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to name a Federal Government-owned hospital after the late Dr Ameyo Adadevoh in recognition of her gallant role in helping to prevent an Ebola Virus Disease epidemic in Nigeria. Adadevoh, a senior consultant at the ... Read More »

#BringBackOurGirls Group Visit Media House To Sustain Public Attention On Abducted Chibok Girls


The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) Group yesterday in Abuja reminded Nigerians that none of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls has been rescued, alleging poor rescue operations. The group said this when its leaders visited the Abuja head office of Media Trust Limited, publishers of the Trust newspaper titles. Led by Mrs. Maryam Uwais ... Read More »

FG Adamant, Insists Resident Doctors Remain Sacked


The federal government has insisted that resident doctors remain sacked and residency programme suspended in all teaching hospitals, despite mounting condemnations and affected resident doctors resuming at their duty posts. Addressing a media briefing after the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting in Abuja, the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi ... Read More »

Former Oyo Governor, Ladoja Loses 94-year-old Mother


Former Governor of Oyo State and Ashipa Olubadan of Ibadan Land, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja has lost his mother, Alhaja Alimotu Shadiya Atoke Ladoja. The 94-year-old woman died at about 7 pm Wednesday at the Bodija country home of the former Governor. Former President of the Nigerian Union of Journalist ... Read More »

Boko Haram Has 50,000 Members In Camp Who Are Ready To Die, Group Claims


The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign group has claimed that Islamist sect Boko Haram has up to 50,000 members in its camp, some of whom are desperate to die. The group disclosed this in Abuja, yesterday, citing Mr. Ahmad Salkida, a Nigerian journalist said to be close to the ... Read More »

Boko Haram Might Have Left Sambisa For Balmo Forest – Reports

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Fears were yesterday raised that Boko Haram terrorists may have relocated the over 200 abducted girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok and other abducted victims from Sambisa forest to their new haven in Balmo Forest, which borders Borno and Bauchi states. Communities contiguous to Sambisa forest raised the alarm through ... Read More »

Flood Sweeps Tricycle Operator Away In Owerri

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A commercial tricycle operator has been swept away by flood in Owerri, Imo State capital, following days of devastating torrential rain. The man was said to have been swept away by the flood as he tried to salvage his tricycle that ran into a gutter along Okigwe Road, Owerri. “The ... Read More »

INRC To Set Up Voters’ Registration Centres At LGA Offices Nationwide


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to set up registration points for enrolling unlisted voters into the voters’ register, at its Local Government Area (LGA) offices across the country. The commission said the continuous voters’ registration was aimed at addressing issues that prevented eligible voters from registering during the ... Read More »

Boko Haram Declaration Of Caliphate Meant To Provoke War – Yoruba Monarchs


Monarchs in Nigeria’s South West, yesterday warned that recent declaration of Gwoza an Islamic ‘caliphate’ in the North-Eastern part of the country by Boko Haram was meant to provoke the country to full scale war. The royal fathers, who spoke through the Chairman Yoruba Obas Conflict Resolution Committee, Oba Frederick ... Read More »

FG Advises Male Survivors Of Ebola To Abstain From S*x For 7 Months

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The Federal Ministry of Health has advised men who were treated and discharged of Ebola virus to avoid s*xual intercourse for at least seven weeks. Dr Bridget Okoeguale, Director, Department of Public Health, gave the advice during interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. Okoeguale ... Read More »

Cameroon Army Kills 27 Boko Haram Insurgents In Border Clashes


Cameroon’s army has killed 27 members of terrorist group Boko Haram near a northern town, state radio said on Wednesday. The Boko Haram fighters were reported to have crossed Nigeria’s border into Cameroon earlier this week after attacking a military base and police station in Borno, north east Nigeria. The ... Read More »

40 Killed In Fresh Communal Clash In Nasarawa


At least 40 people have been feared killed in a fresh fight that broke out between the Alago and Eggon people at Tudun Adabu area of Obi local government with over 50 houses burnt down in the Nasarawa state. The fight took a different dimension on Wednesday as it took ... Read More »

Nigeria Is Not Ebola Free Yet – Health Minister

Health Minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu

Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu Wednesday said that the risk of transmission still exist as long as there is still Ebola Virus disease in West Africa. He therefore cautioned that Nigerians should not be carried away with euphoria over the successful containment of the Ebola Virus Disease. “I don’t ... Read More »

Obasanjo, Jonathan Meet On Ending Boko Haram Insurgency


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan today held a closed-door meeting where they were believed to have discussed the incessant Boko Haram attacks in the country among other security challenges. The meeting was reportedly held in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday as the two leaders reportedly ... Read More »

FG Shuts Schools Till October 13 To Curtail Ebola Spread

Nigeria Girl Child Day

The Federal Government, yesterday, postponed the resumption of all primary and secondary schools till October 13, to curtail the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country. The schools were originally scheduled to re-open in the second week of September. Announcing the shift in resumption date in ... Read More »

Be Very Cautious In Your Daily Conduct, Akpabio Counsels Corps Members

Godswill Akpabio

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, yesterday, urged the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, members newly posted to the state, to always be security conscious in their respective places of primary assignment. Speaking during the formal closing of orientation course for the 2014 ‘B’ Corps members at the NYSC ... Read More »

Igbo To Observe 4-Hour Business Shutdown For Akunyili In Lagos


Igbo resident in Lagos State will tomorrow, Thursday, shutdown their businesses for four hours in honour of the late former Minister of Information and Communication, Prof Dora Akunyili, who would be buried in Agulu, in Anambra State same day. Rising from a dinner/interactive session for market leaders and stakeholders, Igbo, ... Read More »

Ilorin Magistrate’s Court Remands Man, 21, For Murder


An Ilorin Magistrate’s Court has remanded a 21-year-old cattle rearer, Mohammed Janyu, in prison for allegedly killing one Garba Salihu. According to the First Information Report, the case was transferred from the Divisional Police Headquarters, Okuta to the Department of Criminal Investigation, Ilorin, Kwara State. According to the FIR, on ... Read More »

Borno Schools To Re-open Soon, Says Shettima


Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State yesterday hinted that public schools in the state which were shut down at the height of attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the state, will soon be reopened. Recall that schools across the state were shut down about five months ago following escalating attacks ... Read More »

281 Fake Corps Members Sent Out Of NYSC Camp In Niger – Coordinator

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The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Coordinator in Niger State, Mr. Steven Ehoda-adi, yesterday said 281 fake corps members identified at the state orientation camp, Paiko, have been sent out of the camp after failing to present their call-up letters. The coordinator told reporters shortly after the closing ceremony of the ... Read More »

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