80% Nigerian doctors seek jobs abroad – NOIPolls

A new survey conducted by Nigerian Polling organisation, NOIPolls, in partnership with Nigeria Health Watch, has shown that about eight out of every 10, representing 88 percent of medical doctors in Nigeria are currently seeking work opportunities abroad. Chief Executive Officer of NOIPolls, Mr. Bell Ihua, who disclosed this yesterday to newsmen  in Abuja, said that […]

Makarfi blasts ‘nomadic politicians’, says nobody in PDP will get special treatmentAhmed Makarfi, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that nobody in the party will be treated specially. He also lambasted those he described as “nomadic politicians” who go looking for greener pastures. Makarfi said this on Thursday in Abuja when he received a delegation of PDP Rescue Group, led by its chairman, Amb. Wiberforce Juta. “We are open to reconciling with everybody. We are open to accepting new entrants into the party, but no special privileges for anybody coming into the party. “That is not an issue to be contemplated. No exclusivity. It will be inclusive without any special privilege to anybody or group of individuals. “That is how the ruling party got it wrong. We should learn from that. “What we need to do is that we will create level-playing field; and we don’t lord it over those who have slaved for the party,’’ Makarfi said. The chairman stressed the need for the party to evolve mechanism for rewarding dedicated and loyal party men and women. Osinbajo, Niger Delta elders in a close-door meeting “If there is no such mechanism, people can question themselves; why do you have to continue exhibiting such loyalty and commitment to the party? “People can as well be nomadic politicians and migrate to where the pasture is green for whatever reasons. “In some African countries, we didn’t hear of this kind of mobility, but in Nigeria, we are nomadic politicians. “We have many nomadic politicians and they should behave well. They will be welcomed but I stand by what I have said earlier”. Leader of the delegation, Juta commended Makarfi for his magnanimity for extending a hand of fellowship to Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and his followers. “We hereby urge Senator Sheriff and his supporters to positively respond to this gesture to avail themselves to the abundant opportunities that abound in the PDP. “This is how it should be and we are thankful and proud to belong to this democratically civilized PDP family,’’ Juta said.

Ahmed Makarfi, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that nobody in the party will be treated specially. He also lambasted those he described as “nomadic politicians” who go looking for greener pastures. Makarfi said this on Thursday in Abuja when he received a delegation of PDP Rescue Group, led by its […]

Transparency: auditor-general commends NNPC for updated, audited accounts

The Auditor-General for the Federation (AGF), Mr Anthony Ayine on Friday commended “the practical efforts’’ of the present NNPC management in ensuring probity, accountability and transparency in its operations. The AGF gave the commendation in a statement issued by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division in Abuja. Ughamadu said the […]

We are ready to give Nigerians new minimum wage – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said that the National Assembly was ready to legalize a new Minimum Wage for Nigerians. He, however, said that the legislature was only waiting for the executive to make a formal presentation to the National Assembly on the issue.  Saraki, who made this known in Abuja, said […]

A new survey conducted by Nigerian Polling organisation, NOIPolls, in partnership with Nigeria Health Watch, has shown that about eight out of every 10, representing 88 percent of medical doctors in Nigeria are currently seeking work opportunities abroad. Chief Executive Officer of NOIPolls, Mr. Bell Ihua, who disclosed this yesterday to newsmen  in Abuja, said that […]

ABNE sets up African Biosafety Communication Network

The African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE), an arm of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) has launched the African Biosafety Communication Network. The Network, launched on 18 July, 2017 in Entebbe during the Africa Ag-biotech and Biosafety Communication (ABBC) symposium, is aimed to optimise the biosafety communication sector across the continent. The launch […]

Ortom: If Buhari is sick, so is every Nigerian

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s sickness means that all Nigerians are sick. He said this on Thursday while speaking to state house correspondents on the outcome of the recent visit of some governors to Buhari in the UK. While stating that the president was mentally alert throughout the period of […]

US approves sale of $593m fighter jets to Nigeria

After years of foot-dragging, the US state department has approved the sale of a $593 million A-29 Super Tucano attack planes with associated parts, training, facilities and weapons, to Nigeria. The defence security cooperation agency delivered their certification of the foreign military sale to congress, as required by law, on August 2, according to United […]