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Reps want presidential scholarships stopped

Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie The House of Representatives Committee on Education on Thursday asked the Federal Government to stop the 2015/2016 Presidential Special Scholarship for Innovation and Development on the grounds that the scheme was designed to favour some sections of the country […]

Transition: Buhari relocates to Defence House in Abuja

By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA – In a move to accord the President-Elect, General Mohammadu Buhari some presidential respect even before being sworn-in, the federal government has made available the Defence House for his private and official engagements. Vanguard gathered that the House was built by the regime of the former Military president, Ibrahim Babangida. The […]

Outgoing Benue Governor, Donates 8 SUVs to Incoming Governor

The outgoing governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, on Thursday donated eight new Toyota Prado Sports Utility Vehicles to the state governor-elect, Samuel Ortom, his deputy, Benson Aboun, and their wives. He made the donation in Makurdi, the state capital. The governor said the donation was part of the move by the outgoing administration to […]

WHO: The Danger of Unsafe Food – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | April 24, 2015 – In 1948, the World Health Organisation, WHO, held its first World Health Assembly where it was decided that 7th April of every year would mark the celebration of World Health Day, WHD. Since then the date has been set aside to mark WHD globally. […]

Boko Haram out of arms and ammunition, now using bow and arrows

As troops continued their mop operations to rid the Sambisa Forest of the remaining Boko Haram terrorists in the forest, the insurgents are said to have run out of arms and ammunitions, an escapee and military sources have revealed. This is even as the Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade confirmed to newsmen in […]

Nigerian drug kingpins arrested in Malaysia

Despite several warnings by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), that countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, give out the death sentence for drug trafficking, as some stubborn Nigerians still defy these warnings by trying to smuggle drugs into those countries. The Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID), in Malaysia has revealed that nine Nigerian […]

Woman dies after eating soup laced with charms

Woman dies after eating soup laced with charms An attempt by a frustrated housewife in Atumaga Community in Delta State to get her husband to fulfill his conjugal duties at the weekend backfired after she reportedly ate an egusi (melon) soup laced with a poisonous charm she procured from a native doctor. Leadership reports that […]

Somalia militants abduct two Kenyan teachers

Suspected Somali Al- Shabaab militants kidnapped two Kenyan teachers on Friday evening in the Mandera border town. Mandera County Commissioner Alex Nkoyo confirmed the incident, saying the names of the two primary school teachers could not be immediately established were abducted. “We are investigating the incident which took place at around 4 p.m.. The two […]

Polls re-run: Police restrict vehicular movements in Abia, others

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has ordered a restriction of vehicular movements in Local Government Areas where re-run elections will be held in five states on Saturday. This is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu in Abuja on Friday. According to the statement, […]

(UPDATED) Jonathan, Buhari in closed-door meeting (Are the doors ever open?)

President Goodluck Jonathan and the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday met behind closed-doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting which lasted about 30minutes started at about 3pm with the arrival of the President-elect and members of his entourage. A few minutes before his arrival, Jonathan walked a distance of about 100 metres […]

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