Police raise alarm over cloned certificates, ATM cards in circulation

The Commissioner of Police, Anti-Fraud Unit, Federal Criminal Investigation Intelligence Department (FCIID) Ikoyi- Lagos, Mr Dan Okoro, on Thursday raised alarm over many cloned certificates and ATM cards in circulation. Okoro raised the alarm while briefing newsmen in Lagos on the discovery of some cloned certificates by syndicate, which specialised in printing fake documents of […]

2019 Hajj: NAHCON asks states to begin pilgrims registration

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has urged states to commence immediate registration of intending pilgrims for next year’s holy pilgrimage. All payment, the commission said, should be concluded by February 2019. NAHCON took the decision during a post Hajj joint meeting with Chief Executives of State Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards/Agencies (SPWBs), yesterday in […]

Population commission to embark on 3 months birth registration campaign

The Nigerian Population Commission, NPopC, says it will conduct a three-month birth registration campaign in Cross River due to low birth registration in the state. Gabriel Coker, Head of the commission in Cross River, said this on Friday at a two-day stakeholders meeting organised by NPopC in Calabar. According to Coker, Cross River is one […]

INEC seals Shehu Sani’s fate, issues nomination cert to Uba

The Independent National Electoral Commission had put to rest the lingering controversy over the candidacy for the Kaduna Central Senate seat of the APC by issuing a nomination certificate to Uba Sani which permanently sealed the political fate of Shehu Sani in the State. Reports which started trickling in late last night that INEC had […]

Group says choice of Katung will enhance PDP chance in Kaduna

A group, Southern Kaduna Youth for Progress and Development (SKYPAD) has described the choice of Barr. Sunday Marshall Katung, as running mate to the Kaduna Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate Isa Ashiru as a boost to the party. President of the group, Danjuma Bello Sarki at a press conference in Kaduna said Katung’s popularity, pedigree […]

Refugees commission, emzor offer free care to IDPs in FCT

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) in collaboration with Emzor pharmaceutical Industries Limited has offered health care to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). IDPs in Durumi, Kuchingoro and Malaysia Garden camps were tested for malaria, typhoid and Blood pressure at the weekend. Also, the kids […]

Unlawful retirement: NHRC commences public hearing on petitions from Ekiti

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has commenced public hearing on six petitions it received from some civil servants who were allegedly unlawfully retired before their actual time of retirement. The complaints before the commission also indicated that they were not paid their benefits after they were relieved from their jobs. Speaking Friday during the hearing, […]

NAFDAC on high alert over chinese drugs containing human remains

Nasarawa govt partners NAFDAC, others to fight counterfeit drugs The Federal Ministry of Health has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to be on the look out for some Chinese drugs containing human remains. Director- General of the agency, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye in a statement yesterday said the agency […]

NGO begs for release of Nigerians detained in Libya

Nigerians in prisons abroad By Monday Ijeh A Non-Governmental Organisation, Migration Enlightenment Project Nigeria (MEPN), has called on the Federal Government to demand for the list and secure the immediate release of Nigerians detained in Libya. Mr Femi Awoniyi, Co-Project Director, MEPN, in a statement in Abuja commended the Federal Government for its efforts in […]

Brazil to inject $1.1b into Nigeria’s agriculture

Tractors for mechanised farming By Hawa Lawal The Brazilian Ambassador to Nigeria, Ricardo Guerra de Araujo, says  Brazil will soon inject 1.1 billion dollars into Nigeria’s agriculture. The envoy said on Thursday night in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja  that an agreement between Brazil and Nigeria on that would be concluded […]