The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Wednesday cautioned Nigerian politicians against do-or-die politics ahead of the forthcoming general elections. He made the call while welcoming his colleagues from the Christmas and New Year break, A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, said the Senate President appealed that all efforts should be made to ensure that the forthcoming elections are free, fair and credible.
A faction of Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by Daniel Nwafor, says it has commenced contempt proceedings against the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole. Nwafor who made this known to newsmen on Wednesday at the party’s secretariat, Owerri, explained that Oshiomhole had disregarded valid court judgment which affirmed him (Nwafor) the authentic chairman of APC, in the state.
An Abuja based Optometrist at Touchstone Eye International, Dr Ohuonu Enyinnaya Ogidi has revealed that the eyes is the most sensitive sensory organ to man. He noted that humans are fairly unique in their reliance on sight as the dominant sense and this is reflected in how complicated our eyes are relative to other creatures.
The Global Health Fund yesterday disclosed that it needs about $14 billion to with the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and also end other deadly obstinate epidemics, NAN reports. Peter Sands, the Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria also announced that there is a three-year cycle fundraiser targeted to save about 16 million lives, which is half of the deaths from those three diseases.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has revealed that it operatives on 10th January 2019 intercepted a 40feet trailer at Oshodi en route Mushin in Lagos which was transporting suspected pharmaceutical products to an unknown destination.
The Federal High court sitting in Lagos had on Wednesday ordered the final forfeiture of N2.7 billion corruptions proceeds recovered from former chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosun to the Federal Government of Nigeria. The order was directed by Mojisola Olatoregun, the judge in response to an application filed by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in June 2018.
The suitable time to end fuel subsidy totally by the Federal Government and also deregulate the downstream sector is now as the global crude price is at its lowest ebb, economy and energy expert disclosed. The Brent crude at the international oil market benchmark closed around $66.87 per barrel in 2017 raising to as high as $86.74 in October, 2018 which later dropped since then.
Prof. James Epoke, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar has said the cost of governance in Nigeria was too much, noting that no country can make meaningful progress by spending huge resources in governance.
Epoke who stated this in an exclusive interview with Punch called on Organized Labour to mobilize against State Governors who spend so much on vehicles in convoy and other frivolities.
Facebook Inc (FB.O) is set to invest $300 million globally spread over three years to make the local news remain above board as it faces stiff criticism over its role in threatening to send news business packing globally.
Instant messaging app, WhatsApp has started developing a fingerprint authentication feature on its platform to further enhance the security of the messaging app.
African All Stars John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses are currently on the radar of Crystal Palace as the club is making efforts to strengthen their squad with the Nigerian duo.
Arsenal FC Goal Keeper, Petr Cech would be retiring from football at the end of the 2018/2019 English Premier League (EPL) football season. Cech who has played professionally for 20 years made the announcement on 15th of January.
Argentine striker Lionel Messi, has been reportedly declared the second player to have scored 400 goals in any of Europe's top five leagues, reaching the milestone in 63 games fewer than Cristiano Ronaldo did, and he has now nearly doubled Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 260 strikes. Messi has an average of 0.92 league goals per game in his illustrious career
Hollywood Production company, Paramount Pictures has announced that they would be making a sequel to the popular 1988 blockbuster, "Coming to America".
Nigerian singer and rapper Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, commenced the New Year with the release of his single tagged “Talk”. It is gathered that the video of the song, which is directed by Prodigeezy, features Falz driving alongside his guys with different scenes relating to the lyrics played out.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today regrettably announced the death of Ibrahim Isah, the Nigerian Ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire. According to NAN, Isah slumped and died, at the Poly-Clinique Internationale Sainte Anne-Marie (PISAM) in Abidjan yesterday, where he went to see his doctor.
Lawmakers from the United Kingdom on Tuesday (15 January) voted down the Brexit withdrawal agreement negotiated with the EU over the planned departure of Britain from the bloc in March 2019.
The International Criminal Court has acquitted and ordered the immediate release of former President of Cote d'ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo from all charges against him. Gbabgo was charged alongside his right-hand man, Mr Charles Ble Goude of crimes against humanity, rape, murder and other forms of sexual violence, persecution and "other inhuman acts" allegedly committed in 2010, which left 3,000 people dead and 500,000 displaced.