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June 14, 2018 4:09 PM Expert reveals great danger associated with smoking – Cardiologist

Dr Akinkumi Afolabi, a cardiologist with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba, said cigarette smoking hastens the symptoms of stroke in heavy smokers. Afolabi stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Thursday in Lagos. He said smoking could increase the risk of having stroke by at least 50 per cent, causing 22

June 10, 2018 5:10 AM Russia 2018: Eagles squad valued N5.5bThe Sun News

Nigeria’s Super Eagles to the Russia 2018 World Cup is valued at $154 million which is in the region of N5.5 billion. This is according to a recent survey carried out on the 32 teams at this summer’s World Cup, which starts on Thursday in Moscow. Using data from football data site Transfermarkt, analysts at Dutch bank ING have calculated that around 24

June 7, 2018 5:25 PM NBS puts total import value in Q1 at N2.5bnThe Sun News

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the total value of imports in the first quarter stood at N2, 518.26 billion compared to N2,112.31 billion recorded in the fourth quarter of 2017. The NBS disclosed this in its “ Foreign Trade in Goods Statistics’’ released on Thursday. The report noted that the value was 19.22 per cent higher than the fourth 22

June 5, 2018 1:43 PM Ronaldo demands €75million to remain at Real Madrid

Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reportedly demanded €75million (£66m/$88m) a year to commit his future to the club. Cadena COPE reports that Ronaldo wants an increase of over €30m (£26m/$35m) on his current deal, to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu beyond this summer. It is also believed the former Manchester United forward wants a six-year 23

June 4, 2018 8:59 AM Join politics, register, collect your PVCs, Primate Okoh tells ChristiansThe Sun News

The Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has called on Christians to register, collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) and join active politics to vote and be voted for in forth-coming general elections in the country. Archbishop Okoh gave the charge, on Sunday, in Onitsha, Anambra State 18

May 30, 2018 12:47 PM JOHESU action paralyses UITHThe Sun News

Health workers under the umbrella of the Joint Health Staff Union (JOHESU) of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) have commenced action to ground activities in the teaching hospital. Speaking at a rally organised by the striking health workers, in Ilorin, on Wednesday, chairman of the Union, Comrade Olawumi Olutunde, said that the resolution 22

May 23, 2018 1:02 PM Oyo-Ita advocates improved salaries for workersThe Sun News

Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Wednesday, campaigned for a salary review of the civil service, saying it was the first step to enhance the value proposition of civil servants. This was even as she has reiterated her commitment to reforms aimed at ensuring that the civil service is efficient, productive, incorruptible 20

May 18, 2018 5:08 AM SON harps on standards to boost e-commerce sectorThe Sun News

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has harped on the need for stakeholders in the e-commerce space to adhere strictly to standards to provide solutions that would ensure safe and secure transactions, assurance of quality, consumer protection and boost the sector. The Director General, SON, Osita Aboloma, who said this at a stakeholders’ forum 37

May 16, 2018 5:56 PM Ramadan: A Time of Devotion, Prayers For Nigeria’s Emancipation – NDCP

The Nigeria Democratic Congress Party NDCP has felicitated with the Nigerian Muslim Community on the occasion of the 1439AH Ramadan. This is contained in a statement signed by NDCP Founder and Presidential Candidate, Dr Johnson Edomsowan in Abuja on Wednesday. The party said as Ramadan is a holy month where Muslims are devout and more pious, it calls 34

May 14, 2018 11:44 AM Ramadan: Prices of foodstuffs soar in LagosThe Sun News

Prices of some foodstuffs like tomatoes, beans and onions have increased in Lagos markets ahead of the annual Ramadan by Muslims, NAN reports. A survey on Monday at Mile 12, Iddo and Oyingbo Markets, showed that a 40kg basket of tomatoes, which previously cost N16, 500 in April now goes for N30, 000. A 50kg basket of chili pepper increased from N12, 000 to N16, 000; and a basket 27