Category Archives: Local News

Senate panel asks EFCC to unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s accounts

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The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions on Wednesday asked Stanbic IBTC Bank and Zenith Bank to unfreeze two accounts linked to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience. Members of the panel took turns to condemn the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for the continued freezing of the accounts by the […]

Buhari okays pension for Biafran police personnel

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The Federal Government says it will commence the payment of pension benefits to retired war-affected police officers and their next-of-kin. The News Agency of Nigeria, which reported that this was contained in a statement by the management of the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate in Abuja on Wednesday, indicated that President Muhammadu Buhari had given approval […]

Buhari congratulates ex-Agric minister, Adesina, on world food prize

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said Nigeria remains proud of its former Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, for winning the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. Adesina, who is the President of the African Development Bank, is being presented the $250,000 prize and Laureate sculpture at a ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol, United States. […]

Foreign hospitals stealing kidneys, FG warns

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The Federal Ministry of Health says Nigerians travelling outside the country for medical attention should be very careful due to the rising cases of illegal organ harvesting by some hospitals The warning was contained in a letter written by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, and signed by the Director of Hospital Services, Dr. […]

Spain to seek suspension of Catalonia’s autonomy unless leader backs down

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Spain will seek to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy unless the region’s leader abandons his push for independence, the country’s deputy prime minister said Wednesday, 24 hours before Madrid’s deadline. If separatist leader Carles Puigdemont does not provide a satisfactory response by 0800 GMT Thursday, “Mr Puigdemont will provoke the application of article 155 of the constitution,” […]

Nurses demand inclusion in FG’s health policies

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The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives has called for its inclusion in the formulation of Federal Government’s health policies. The National President of NANNM, Mr AbdulRauf Adeniji, made the call on Wednesday in Ibadan in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. He said that inclusion of nurses in policy formulations would give […]

Bayelsa monkeypox patient commits suicide, FG clears Lagos, others

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One of the patients of the viral disease, monkeypox, at the quarantine centre in Bayelsa State has committed suicide, the state government said on Monday. The unnamed patient allegedly took his own life on Monday at an isolation centre at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state. […]

Anambra: Ekwueme, Makarfi, Obi confident of Obaze’s victory

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A former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, on Monday asked Governor Willie Obiano of the All Progressive Grand Alliance to get ready to quit office for the Peoples Democratic Party after the Anambra State governorship election on November 18. Ekwueme spoke at the All Saints Anglican Church’s field in Onitsha, Anambra State, during the commencement of […]

Senate panel summons Baru, Shell boss in oilfield probe

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The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has invited the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru; and the Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Osagie Okubor, over the revocation of the licence of an oilfield, OML 13. The oilfield was allegedly awarded to the […]

Delay in visa issuance: We’ll retaliate, FG warns countries

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The Interior Minister, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) has warned that Nigeria would no longer tolerate delay in issuance of visas to its nationals from any country. The minister stated this on Monday in Abuja at a meeting with the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, to resolve some of the issues militating against visa issuance. The […]