Special Reports

Union trains health workers on infant mortality reduction

The Union of National African Paediatric Societies and Associations (UNAPSA) and Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) has begun training of doctors and nurses on neonatal resuscitation and anaesthetic. The President of PAN, Mrs Ngozi Ibeziako, made this known at a UNAPSA-PAN pre-conference on Wednesday in Abuja. Ibeziako said that the programme was being organised for […]


Buhari departs for AU summit tomorrow

President Muhammadu Buhari will Friday depart for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). The highlight of the President’s engagements during the visit will be his speech under the historic theme for the AU Summit, namely: “Winning the […]

Special Reports

Africa loses $148b to corruption annually

As President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to make a presentation on corruption in Africa, report says the continent loses $148 billion a year to the scourge. The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Mr. Vera Songwe, said on Thursday that the money was lost through various fraudulent activities, Songwa addressed the […]


Op-Ed: Governor Ibikunle Fetes Citizens on 60th Birthday

Ogun State Government (Nigeria) is set to issue more Certificates of Occupancy to beneficiaries of Governor Ibikunle Amosun accelerated home ownership programme. Coincidentally, the Governor turns 60th today. Activities to commemorate the achievement seem to be on low key. In a statement made available by Queen (Hon) Temitope Okoya, Founder of Ebunlobinrin Foundation, “Ibikunle Amosun’s […]


Obasanjo, Urban Legend and Incitement Politics

Nigeria’s social media peace was shattered yesterday, following President Obasanjo’s epistle to President Buhari. Obasanjo may have tried to put Buhari on the defensive through the use of embellished common knowledge; but the fact of his statements constituting incitements pursuant to breach of the peace, criminal intimidation, inciting disaffection to the Government, and mischief caused […]


NDLEA uncovers N20m worth of Indian Hemp

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has discovered a large quantity of the harvested dried weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa in a warehouse in Ugbubezi Forest, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo. The Edo State Commander of the NDLEA, Mr Buba Wakawa, made this known in a statement issued in Benin on […]