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February 19, 2018 6:22 AM How I was nearly killed for trying to stop underage voting – Ex-INEC boss, Olurode

A former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Lai Olurode, has revealed how he was nearly killed for trying to stop underage voting. Olurode called on the Federal Government to ensure that registration officers, who are mostly members of the National Youth Service Corps, were protected at all times 13

February 19, 2018 6:14 AM Presidency speaks on Big Brother Naija 2018

The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie has reacted to comments over the reality show, Big Brother Naija 2018. Onochie said the government had no power to move against immoralities in the show as it was an adult programme. Onochie wrote “Stop asking me to fix Big Brother Naija. I Don’t have such powers 11

February 19, 2018 1:41 AM Obasanjo to carry out medical checks in Bayelsa specialist hospital

President, Olusegun Obasanjo, at the weekend said he would, henceforth, visit Bayelsa State for regular medical check-ups at the state’s specialist hospital. Obasanjo, who stated with satisfaction, the level of development that has transformed Bayelsa, especially in the area of education, health, infrastructure and tourism, said the huge investments 13

February 18, 2018 8:54 PM Retired Generals own cows, they gave herdsmen AK 47s – Archbishop Chukwuma explodes

Archbishop of the Enugu Anglican Diocese, Most Reverend Emmanuel Chukwuma, has aired his thoughts about the way President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has handled the killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen. According to him, the government is merely saying what the masses want to hear without backing up its words with an earnest volition to deal with the herdsmen 16

February 18, 2018 5:55 PM Calabar carnival: State gives account of what it expended

Calabar carnival activities in Cross River State is to gulp over four billion Naira while hiring of helicopter to cover the event was allocated N500 million. Similarly, N500 million was allocated for the payment of the five bands and another N500 million for other cost associated with the celebration. Consequently, the total budget for the sector according 12

February 18, 2018 4:58 PM 10,000 benefits from free eye treatment in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Government, in collaboration with the state’s Ministry for Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs is sponsoring free medical treatment for 10,000 indigent citizens of the state in its qualitative medical services. Speaking in Gusau, on Sunday, at the State Eye Care Center, King Fahd Ibn AbdulAzeez Women and Children Hospital, Gusau 16

February 18, 2018 4:06 PM Nigeria recorded 2,478 road crashes in last 3 months of 2017 – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that 2,478 road crashes occurred in the third quarter of 2017. It reported that speed violations are the major cause of road crashes in the third quarter and it accounted for 44.51 percent of the total road crashes reported. The Bureau disclosed this in its “Road Transport Data Q3 2017” released yesterday 16

February 18, 2018 4:04 PM FG inaugurates joint committee on Work Safety

The Federal Government has inaugurated two committees to develop policies towards improving workplace safety and health of public servants. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, who inaugurated the committees in Abuja at the weekend, says the Joint Committee for the Development of a framework for the implementation of the Occupational 14

February 18, 2018 4:02 PM Bayelsa govt orders compulsory measles vaccination

The Bayelsa State Government has ordered a compulsory 13-days aggressive measles immunisation for children between the ages of 9 months and five years. According to investigations the compulsory vaccination is to forestall n outbreak of children in the state especially in the rural areas. Subsequently, to ensure full compliance and efficiency of its campaign 16

February 18, 2018 4:01 PM My desire’s to create hope in disabled people – Bishop Jatau

The presiding Bishop, Faithfull Prophetic Assembly, Arch Bishop, Prof. Musa Jatau, says his desire is to create hope to people living with disabilities who are found to be a liability, not only to themselves but to their families and the society at large and pass through turbulent moments in their lives style. Bishop Jatau stated this weekend in Lafia 15