Month: July 2018

Benue Assembly saga: No need for paranoia about President Buhari

Even while attending the ECOWAS/ECCAS Summit in Togo, strident attempts were being made to drag President Muhammadu Buhari into the unfolding drama between the executive and the legislature in Benue State. Statements have been issued by different interest groups, insinuating that the President may have a hand in the development in Benue. This is paranoia… Read More »

Month: July 2018

NFF to appoint Carl Ikeme as Super Eagles goalkeeper coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the weekend announced that it will offer retired Super Eagles’ safe hands, Carl Ikeme, coaching education as a goalkeeper trainer and then absorb him into the technical crew of the senior national football team. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, disclosed that the federation was in contact with Ikeme,… Read More »

Month: July 2018

NBS: National Disposable Income Declined by 1.52% in 2017

The National Disposable Income ( NDI) in Nigeria declined by 1.52 per cent in 2017, largely due to the continuous decline in the operating surplus which recorded a negative annual growth rate of –2.11, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported in the just-released ‘Nigerian Gross Domestic Product Report (Expenditure and Income Approach). NDI… Read More »

Month: July 2018

CBN, BoI urge increase in credit culture for SMEs

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has emphasized the need to increase credit culture in order to record significant improvement in area of financial inclusion for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The Senior Manager, Development Finance Department of CBN, Chinedu Zephaniah, who spoke at a workshop organised by Bankers’ Committee on funding Nigeria SMEs, said… Read More »

Month: July 2018

Drinking alcohol twice monthly during pregnancy, raises child’s risk of low IQs, ADHD, study finds

Just two alcoholic drinks a month during pregnancy raises children’s risk of having low Intelligence Quotients (IQs) and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), new research suggests. Youngsters whose mothers drank while expecting score six points lower on IQ tests and are more likely to have poor attention skills than those whose mums went teetotal, a… Read More »

Month: July 2018

Libyan Coast Guard Takes 611 Migrants Back to Africa

Between Monday and Tuesday, the Libyan Coast Guard reportedly rescued 611 migrants aboard several dinghies off the coast and took them back to the African mainland. Along with the Libyan search and rescue operation, an Italian vessel, following indications from the Libyan Coast Guard, rescued 108 migrants aboard a rubber dinghy and delivered them back… Read More »

Month: July 2018

Imo Assembly removes Eze Madumere, confirms Calistus Ekenze as new deputy governor

Imo State deputy governor, Prince Eze Madumere, has just been removed by the State House of Assembly. He was impeached by 19 members out of the 27 member-assembly. The state assembly also confirmed the appointment of the former Head of Service,, Calistus Ekenze, as the new deputy governor. Governor Rochas Okorocha had nominated Ekenze following… Read More »

Month: July 2018

SECURITY: Okowa Calls For Support For Security Agencies

Delta State Governor, Senator DR Ifeanyi Okowa has called for the support of all stakeholders for the security agencies so as to ensure peace and security in the society. Speaking yesterday [30-07-18] in Asaba during the commissioning of Police Eagle-Net Special Squad Office, and operational vehicles, Senator Okowa said that the task of ensuring peace… Read More »

Month: July 2018

President Buhari sends combined security forces, fighter aircraft after Zamfara bandits

The Federal Government has assembled 1000-strong military force, compromising the army, air force, police and the civil defence to launch fierce attacks on the bandits terrorising the villages and towns of Zamfara State. Following directives by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has begun the deployment of fighter aircraft to Katsina, the airport… Read More »

Month: July 2018

I am not bothered about defections in the APC,says President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday night that he was not bothered about the defections in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The President, who was responding to a question during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Togo at the Nigerian Embassy, Lome, said most Nigerians appreciated the performance of his administration. According to… Read More »