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RECESSION: Cost of healthcare hits the roof

NIGERIANS are in dire straits as far as access to healthcare services is concerned. Millions are reeling under the onslaught of the economic...

Kukah laments Christians’ passive attitude to politics

Nnewi—Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Father Matthew Kukah, has asked Christians to participate in politics and stop being afraid of public...

100,000 live with HIV/AIDS in Nasarawa— NSACA

LAFIA— THE Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Aids Control Agency, NSACA, Dr. Zakari Umar, yesterday, revealed that over 101,000 people are living...

For 40 years, no water from govt facility in our community – A’Ibom villagers

IDUA—ASSANG- RESIDENTS of Idua-Assang community, Oron Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, said that in the last forty years, they drank water...

Obasanjo gave private sector marching order to tackle HIV

When the news of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, ravaging the Eastern part of Africa broke about...

N-Delta peace: Buhari orders return of Egbesu sword

As the Federal Government intensifies effort to appease the restive Niger Delta region to stabilise oil production, President Muhammadu Buhari has...

Court joins Chevron as defendant in suit by 235 disengaged workers

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria, sitting in Awka, Anambra State, has joined Chevron Nigeria Limited as a party/defendant in the N23.5...

Ogun chiefs drag Alake to Court over chieftaincy tussle

OGUN — THE Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo has been dragged before an Ogun State High Court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta...

Gov Dickson raises alarm, LGAs’ve basically crumbled in Bayelsa

YENAGOA—BAYELSA State Governor, Seriake Dickson, come clean, weekend, and said that local government councils in the state have fundamentally...

Lack of professionalism, cause of building collapse in Nigeria — ASSE

The American Society of Safety Engineers, ASSE, Nigeria Chapter, and Brickwall global investment limited, have identified lack of professionalism as...

Man shoots rival dead over girlfriend in Ogun

ABEOKUTA—A 43-year-old man, Adebisi Akinrin-mola, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for killing one Ademola Asimiyu over a...

LG boss seeks Delta govt, CP’s assistance for police in Burutu

Chairman of Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State, Chief Ebikeme Clark, has appealed to the government and the state Commissioner of Police, to...

One-man riot squard: Bayelsa varsity lecturer protests nonpayment of 8-month salaries by Gov Dickson

YENAGOA—SIXTY-ONE-year-old Pius Waritimi, the aradical lecturer of Fine and Applied Arts at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Niger Delta...

We would have gone out tonight, says relieved Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his team would have faced FA Cup humiliation against non-league Sutton United had they shown less application in...

Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians: FG warns S-Africa of dire consequences

ABUJA—AS fear of further attacks against Nigerians in South Africa spreads, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on...

Under Buhari, naira has become Africa’s worst currency – Ekweremadu

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Monday took a swipe at the All Progressives Congress administration led by President Muhammadu...

Parents pay salaries of teachers in unity schools

The House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education heard on Monday that up to 80 per cent of teachers in Federal Government Colleges in the...

FG summons S’African envoy over attacks on Nigerians

The Federal Government has called on Pretoria to stop the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and bring the perpetrators to justice. This was as the...

Outrage as Indian-packaged garri sells in Nigeria

Nigerians on Monday expressed outrage after it emerged that Indian-packaged garri was being sold in the country. The garri is packed in a 500g bag,...

CBN to make forex available for PTA, school fees, others

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday modified its foreign exchange policy with the reduction of the tenor of its forward sales from the current...

Naira hits 520/dollar, forex retailers examine CBN action

The naira tumbled to 520 against the United States dollar at the parallel market on Monday as scarcity of the greenback continued to keep the...

Reps query N450bn Amnesty contracts under Jonathan

The House of Representatives, on Monday, queried contracts worth over N450bn awarded under the Presidential Amnesty Programme between 2010 and...

PDP crisis: Sheriff meets Jonathan, Makarfi appeals judgment

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, met with former President Goodluck Jonathan at the ex-President’s...

Lagos housemaid disappears with Ghanaian family’s daughter

A 12-year-old housemaid, identified only as Mary, has disappeared with her boss daughter, Faith Ayeh, in the Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State. PUNCH...

Collapsed building: Lekki Gardens boss, others charged with manslaughter

The Lagos State Government has filed criminal charges against the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, Richard Nyong, and five others,...

Osinbajo has credibility, trust him, Jibrin advises Buhari

A former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to trust...

EFCC: Court fixes date for Patience Jonathan’s N2bn suit

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has adjourned till April 24, 2017, the hearing of the suit brought before it by the wife of former...

Money laundering: Go after CBN, NNPC, Senate panel tells EFCC

The Senate, on Monday, asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian...

Reps squabble over rising ad hoc committees

Tension appears to be rising among members of the House of Representatives over the rising number of ad hoc committees set up by the leadership under...

Protest as Osun demolishes buildings in Ede

Indigenes of Abere community in Ede North Local Government Area of Osun State staged a protest against the demolition of some buildings in the area...

Osinbajo meets govs, ministers over rice, wheat production

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday presided over a meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Rice and Wheat as part of the Federal...

Anambra PDP asks assembly to impeach Obiano

The Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has petitioned the state’s House of Assembly, asking the lawmakers to impeach Governor...

No provision for VP’s N250m gatehouse in budget–Udoma

The Ministry of Budget and National Planning on Monday said there was no provision of N250m in the 2017 budget for the construction of a gatehouse...

Lagos approves part payment for pilgrims

The Lagos State Government says it has introduced a part payment plan for intending pilgrims to holy lands to cushion the effect of the current...

‘Engage schoolchildren in extracurricular activities’

The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, on Monday advised principals and head teachers in both private and public schools in the state to...

Ogoga of Ikere is Oduduwa’s descendant, says Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said that the Ogoga of Ikere Ekiti, Oba Adejimi Adu-Alagbado, is a descendant of Oduduwa, adding that the...

Boko Haram kills four in Borno, burns houses

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Monday attacked a village in Yaza-Kumaza, Borno State, killing no fewer than four persons in an attack which...

7,000 Zamfara farmers get interest-free loans

Over 7,000 rice farmers in Zamfara State are to benefit from interest-free loans by the state government and the Central Bank of Nigeria for the 2017...

Nnamani may reject APC S’East leadership position

Indications emerged on Monday that a former Senate President, Chief Ken Nnamani, might have turned down the offer of the leader of the All...

Work on your image, Mimiko advises governors

The outgoing Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has urged governors across the nation to work on the way Nigerians perceive them. He also...

Court strikes out suit against Magu’s confirmation

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday struck out a suit seeking to stop the Senate from confirming Mr. Ibrahim...

Ambode donates school kits, urges care for pupils

The wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, on Monday commenced the distribution of 175,000 educational kits to children across the...

Edo tribunal: INEC closes defence without calling witnesses

The Independent National Electoral Commission has closed its defence in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Osagie...

Suspected herdsmen kill 22 in fresh Kaduna attacks

Fresh attacks on Sunday and Monday by suspected Fulani herdsmen on four communities of Southern Kaduna had reportedly claimed 21 lives and left many...

Gunmen attack Kaduna village, kill 14

Gunmen on Monday killed 14 persons and injured many others, in an attack on Ashim village in the Takad chiefdom of Kaura Local Government Area of...

Nine things to do in your 20s to become millionaire by 30

“In a free-market economy, anyone can make as much money as they want,” emphasizes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has also studied over...

Unpaid salaries: Coaches set for battle with ministry

Some of the coaches working for national sports federations on a contract basis are allegedly gearing for a fight with the sports ministry over...

How Nigeria can reclaim lost boxing glory – Ikhuoria

Nigeria’s boxing legend, Isaac Ikhoria, on Monday attributed the decline in boxing in the country to a lack of the boxers’ exposure to...

Barcelona directors did not respect me – Dani Alves

Brazilian right back Dani Alves has slammed Barcelona directors for their treatment of him during his final seasons with the Spanish club. The...

Injured Napoli midfielder to miss Roma, Real Madrid clash

Brazilian midfielder Allan has been sidelined by Napoli for up to three weeks with a suspected adductor muscle injury, the Serie A club said...