Borno Govt. to establish 3 medical referral centers

By Rabiu Sani The Borno Government on Wednesday said it had concluded plans to set up three major referral centers to enhance healthcare services at the grassroots. The Commissioner of Health, Dr Salisu Kwaya-Bura, made this known on Wednesday during the Foundation Laying Ceremony of a Physical Rehabilitation Center (PRC), at the University of Maiduguri […]

Price of yam increases in Benin markets — NAN survey

By Ruona Isikeh The Price of old yams has increased in various markets in Benin, a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) survey has shown. Some traders who spoke to NAN ascribed the price increase to the high demand for old stock of yams popularly called Paper yam, which was presently in short supply. The traders […]

Ovie Omo-Agege – Who will stop this hurricane?

In birth, I was gifted with the knowledge to see the future and align with it. From creation, the path to greatness is always shown before it happens and divinely directed to follow the path even when everyone is against it. This gift despite my sins has God kept with me. And so it has […]

FBI List: EFCC goes after those in Nigeria

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has disclosed that the agency is collating comprehensive data on the Nigerians indicted in the recently busted money laundering and cyber crime offences in the United States. Eighty suspects, most of them Nigerians, were allegedly involved in the crimes investigated by the […]

NSE market indicators record marginal growth of 0.02%

By Chinyere Joel Nwokeoma Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) recorded a marginal growth on Wednesday after dropping for two consecutive days. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the market capitalisation garnered N3 billion to close at N13.431 trillion against N13.428 trillion on Tuesday. Also, the All-Share Index, which opened at 27,602.77, […]

Nigeria reduces Visa Fee for U.S. citizens

By Doris Esa The Interior Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has approved reduction in Visa charges payable by U.S. citizens in line with reciprocity policy as recommended by a committee set up to conduct due diligence. The minister, who announced this in a statement by the Director Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Interior, Mr Mohammed […]

High shipping cost affects Nigeria, other economies — NSC

By Lucy Ogalue The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Mr Hassan Bello says high cost of shipping has an adverse effect on the economy of Nigeria and other African countries. Bello said this in an interview with newsmen shortly after the meeting of members of Union of African Shippers Council (UASC) in Abuja on Wednesday. […]

Flood destroys 300 houses in Daura

By Shehu Danjuma Flood has destroyed more than 300 houses in Daura and environs in Katsina State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. A NAN correspondent, who visited the town, reports that some of the houses have been totally brought down while water had submerged several others. NAN found that some residents had since […]

NDDC Board: Niger Delta Youths commend Buhari

By Emmanuel Afonne The Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) has commended President Muhammad Buhari for the appointment of a Board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), saying it was confident that the quality of persons on the team would deliver. The President on Tuesday approved the appointment of 16 member board with Dr Pius […]