Obasanjo sold Apo Legislative Quarters for third term agenda — Rep Agbonayinma

A member of the House of Representatives, Johnson Agbonayinma (APC, Edo), has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of selling the Apo Legislative Quarters because of his third term agenda. The lawmaker stated this in Abuja on Wednesday while contributing to a motion by Segun Adekola (PDP, Ekiti), on “A Call for Change of Name of […]

80% research proposal by Nigerian university Professors poor – Prof Bogoro

Prof Bogoro as Executive Secretary of TETFund The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Prof Suleiman Elias Bogoro has expressed dismay over the inability of most Nigerian Professors to access global grants for impactful research due to poor quality of research proposal. He said in spite of the growing number of Nigerian Professors […]

23 candidates for Nigerian Guild of Editors election in May

By Sandra Umeh The Election Committee of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, (NGE) on Wednesday, said it had cleared 23 candidates for election into its Executive Council and Standing Committee. The election is to hold during its Biennial Convention scheduled for May 3, 2019 in Lagos. Following provisions of the amended 2016 NGE Constitution and […]

Buhari unveils 400-seater Lagos Theatre

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated a multimillion naira 400 seater Lagos Theatre at Oregun in Ikeja Lagos. The theatre was part of four facilities he commissioned while on a one day working visit to Lagos. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said the theatre project is in line with promise of his administration to make Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment and […]

May, others honour murdered journalist Lyra Mckee

Lyra McKee, a 29-year-old journalist who was shot dead by a New IRA gunman in Northern Ireland last week, was honored by hundreds of mourners and political leaders at a funeral in Belfast on Wednesday. The 29-year-old was shot in the head Thursday while reporting on clashes between rioters and police in the city of Londonderry, […]

Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa – Report

Reuters Exclusive Report Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found. Customs data shows that the UAE imported $15.1 billion worth of […]

Buhari returns to Abuja after Lagos working visit

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after his Wednesday’s working visit to inaugurate some developmental projects executed by the Lagos State Government. Buhari and his entourage arrived the airport at exactly 3 p.m. The President left the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos at exactly 3:20 p.m. aboard a Nigerian Air Force […]

Buhari rates Gov. Ambode’s performance as ‘satisfactory’

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State for a satisfactory job performance, saying that the governor deserved to be praised for his contributions to the development of the State. Buhari gave the commendation in his speech on Wednesday, after inaugurating the new Oshodi Transport Interchange; the Mass Transit Medium and High […]

Otedola presents $50,000 cheque to Christian Chukwu for foreign medical treatment

Christian Chukwu, former coach of the Super Eagles and one of Nigeria’s greatest footballers ever, will travel to the UK for further treatment in the first week of May following the footing of his medical bills by Femi Otedola, the billionaire businessman. TheCable had broken the news of Otedola’s offer to foot the bill of the […]

Innovative child malaria vaccine test starts

A large-scale pilot of what has been called the world’s first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children has begun in Malawi. The RTSS vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. Earlier, smaller trials showed that nearly 40% of the 5-to-17-month-olds who received it were protected. […]