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  • Medic calls for overhauling of NHIS

    October 17, 2017 3:21 AM 14

    A medic, Dr Ayola Sanu, has tasked the Federal government to overhaul the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, as a way of ensuring that Nigerians have access to quality healthcare that is affordable and accessible. Sanu, who is Medical Director, Solid Rock Hospital, Ojodu, Lagos, said the perennial problems of the Scheme over the years had constituted

  • Petrol tanker fire wreaks havoc on Abia community

    October 17, 2017 2:22 AM 14

    An eyewitness said the pupils sustained injuries in attempt to escape from the fire. According to an eyewitness, the inferno caused pandemonium in the area as people ran in confusion, for their lives. The tanker was said to be unmarked and the whereabouts of the driver of the truck, according to eyewitnesses, was not known when some reporters visited

  • Nigeria’s unity non-negotiable —Wike

    October 17, 2017 1:15 AM 15

    PORT HAR-COURT— Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has insisted that the unity of the nation is non- negotiable, stating that the government is totally committed to the unity and security of the country. Wike made the remark during a cocktail in honour of Course Participants of the National Defence College on Study Tour of Rivers State, at Government

  • Fire guts petrol minister Kachikwu’s house

    October 17, 2017 12:57 AM 16

    The residence of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, was gutted by fire on Sunday. It was gathered that security personnel and some residents who were around at the time of the incident were able to put out the fire, which was said to have been caused by a suspected electrical fault in the minister’s room. A source said, “The minister’s

  • Kogi to implement no-work no-pay policy

    October 17, 2017 12:15 AM 16

    ABUJA—GOVERNOR Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, yesterday, said he will implement the Federal Government’s no-work no-pay policy, stating that only “political civil servants” were on strike, as “real civil servants” in the state were on their duty posts every day. Governor Bello, who stated this after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed-door

  • Osun, American firm sign $450m MoU on environment

    October 17, 2017 12:15 AM 13

    Osun State government, yesterday, signed a partnership agreement worth $450 million with an American company on waste management. The Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, between the state government and the American Green Environmental Global Solutions Nigeria Limited, which was signed to render services on turning wastes to consumables, took place at the Governor’s

  • Cameroonian gendarmes injure six Nigerians

    October 16, 2017 11:27 PM 13

    The police in Cross River State yesterday said six residents of Danare community in Boki Local Government Area were shot by gendarmes from Bodam community during an encroachment into the Nigerian territory by Cameroonians. Commissioner of Police Hafiz Inuwa confirmed the attack in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar. He said the Cameroonian

  • Kanu’s trial resumes today amid uncertainties about his whereabouts

    October 16, 2017 11:20 PM 13

    The trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, is scheduled to resume before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday (today). But his lead defence lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told our correspondent on Sunday that his client remained missing. He said the matter would not continue if the Federal Government failed

  • Govt will produce my client in court tomorrow, says Kanu’s lawyer

    October 16, 2017 11:20 PM 15

    Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says he is convinced that the government will produce his client in court on Tuesday. The IPOB leader, who is facing treason trial, is due to appear at a federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday. He is being tried alongside three others: David Nwawuisi, Benjamin

  • Can Nigeria and Cameroon learn any lessons from Catalonia?

    October 16, 2017 11:18 PM 23

    The crisis in Spain's Catalonia region is being closely watched in Nigeria and Cameroon, where secessionist movements have been stepping up campaigns for independence, as BBC Pidgin editor Adejuwon Soyinka reports. Many Nigerians and Cameroonians were looking to Spain, hoping it would find a peaceful solution to demands for independence in the Catalan