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July 18, 2018 12:20 PM Scientists Develop New Blood Test For Skin Cancer

Australian scientists revealed they have developed a new blood test to detect melanoma cancer in its early stages, in a move that is set to save millions of lives and significantly reduce costs to the healthcare system. The test works by detecting antibodies produced by the body in response to melanoma and identifying the skin cancer cells before they spread 16

July 17, 2018 1:16 PM Transparency International, SERAP speak on alleged vote-buying in Ekiti election

Anti-corruption monitor, Transparency International, TI, Transparency International has reacted to allegations of Vote-buying by the All Progressives Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP during Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State. This is part of its preparation to challenge the results declared by the Independent National 20

July 13, 2018 5:44 AM Tax Appeal Tribunals: FG makes new appointments [Full list]

The Federal Government has reconstituted the Tax Appeal Tribunals in the six geopolitical zones as well as Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory. The reconstitution of the Tribunals is in accordance with Section 2(1) of the Fifth Schedule of the Federal Inland Revenue Service Establishment Act. Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who announced this on Thursday 23

July 11, 2018 5:41 PM Impeached Plateau Speaker breaks silence, speaks on Assembly’s ‘plot’ against Gov Lalong

Impeached Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr Peter Azi said on Wednesday that he had no regrets over his removal. He was promptly replaced with Mr Joshua Madaki from Jos East Constituency as the new Speaker of the State House of Assembly. Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Azi described his removal as “part of legislative dynamism 22

July 3, 2018 7:09 PM Obasanjo assumes office as facilitator at National Open University of Nigeria

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has assumed office as a facilitator at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). He inspected his office space at the Abeokuta Study Centre on Tuesday. This was disclosed in a statement by the institution’s Director, Media and Publicity, Mr Ibrahim Sheme. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu 30

June 29, 2018 6:27 AM Buhari signs two new bills into law

Presidential Liaison to the National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, told State House Correspondents that the new laws were the Medical Residency Training Act, 2018 and the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (Establishment, Etc) (Amendment) Act, 2018. According to Enang, the medical law enacts and regulates the Medical Residency 22

June 27, 2018 3:41 PM JAMB reveals candidates exempted from 2018 Post-UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that candidates who sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in foreign countries and in prisons are to be exempted from the post-UTME tests in the 2018 admission process. The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this on Tuesday, June 26, at the 2018 Policy 21

June 27, 2018 1:26 AM Nathan John: Nigeria’s highest voluntary blood donorThe Sun News

John Nathan was recently celebrated as the highest private voluntary blood donor in Nigeria. The Federal Ministry of Health and the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), officials confirmed that he donated blood voluntarily 55 times in the past few years. John’s case was used to neutralise the fear of other Nigerians that regular blood donors risked 26

June 26, 2018 6:19 AM Portugal vs Iran: Queiroz blasts Ronaldo after 1-1 draw

Iran coach, Carlos Queiroz, has hit out at Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, for apparently elbowing Morteza Pouraliganji during their 1-1 draw on Monday. Referee Enrique Caceres decided to show Ronaldo a yellow, instead of sending him off after the incident. “In the rules, an elbow is a red card, it doesn’t matter if it’s Lionel Messi or Ronaldo 23

June 21, 2018 6:06 PM Spain v Iran: Journalist rushed to hospital after VAR disallowed Melli’s equalizer

One of the members of the Iran press office, Mohsen Mogamedkia, was rushed to the hospital yesterday after the Video Assistant Referee, VAR, disallowed the country’s equalizer against Spain. Iran coach, Carlos Queiroz, complained about the decision, which saw what would have been an equalising goal ruled out for offside in his side’s 1-0 defeat against 30