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Members of the Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, have warned Nigerians against patronizing government-owned tertiary health institutions. They allege that Chief Executives of these hospitals are recruiting charlatans and quacks to hold out as healthcare professionals to attend to patients. The health ...
Mr Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, a member of Osun House of Assembly, has called on the international community to prevail on South African Government to stop xenophobia killing of Nigerians in that country. Oyintiloye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Osogbo that the recent killing of a ...

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday appealed to Nigerian to pray for him and his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the prayers were needed to enable those in government overcome numerous challenges facing the nation. Osinbajo, who made the remark at the inauguration of ...
Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie's intention to run for the highest office in Nigeria has been met with mixed reactions in the country. The 36-year-old movie star cum politician disclosed via his social media page on Monday that he will be contesting the presidency. Today I declare my interest to run for President ...
By Emma Amaize. YENAGOA—NIGER Delta agitators, yesterday, urged the Nigerian Army, renowned worldwide for its professionalism, to use its expertise to deal with the militia causing carnage daily in the country, which President Muhammadu Buhari identified as mercenaries trained and armed by ...
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Musa Ibrahim has said that no fewer than 47 million Nigerians are practising open defecation. This, he said, exposed them to the risk of contacting various diseases, adding that the practice impacts negatively on the health and the economy of ...

Prof. Charles Adisa, National President, Nigeria Christian Graduate Fellowship, says more than 100,000 Nigerians have benefited from the group's free medical outreach since its inception in 1975. Adisa, a professor of Surgery and Surgical Oncologist, Abia State University Teaching Hospital, made this ...
Mrs. Abike Dabiri - Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora Affairs has asked South African authorities to find a solution to the rampant murder of Nigerians in the country. She spoke in reaction to the gruesome murder of Clement Nwaogu, a Nigerian who was ...
Some Nigerians on Friday converged in front of the Nigerian High Commission in London, to rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari. The President is resetting the country on the part of growth and development, Mr. Stephen Kifordu, from Delta State who is the leader of the group, said on Friday.
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja. The Presidency on Friday alerted Nigerians on what it called a fake Facebook account created in the name of President Muhammadu Buhari's daughter, Zahra. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement said those he described ...
Similarly, Idowu Oyindamola needs the assistance of charitable Nigerians. She is a 5-year-old girl, diagnosed with Dermoid (Epibular Dermoid) in her right eye from birth. She would need a surgery to have this removed from her eye. Please donate towards the operation of the surgery. Thank you.
Some Nigerians think government officials at different levels in Nigeria give backing to extremist groups perpetuating violence attacks in the country, says a report by an international research group, Afrobarometer. According to the report, 46 per cent of Nigerians polled by the group think that some senior ...
The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) on Friday said it had finalised plans to ground the operations of Kenya Airways over the airline's recent sack of no fewer than 20 Nigerian employees. The airline issued the threat in a Notice of Industrial Action seen by the News Agency of Nigeria ...
As Avwomakpa Celebrates 70th Birthday. DELTA State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has said required education is important for Nigerians to harness their talents and creative energies for personal, professional and national development. According to him, “it is not just education, but the right kind of ...
The nearby Hilton London Metropole Hotel patronised by many Nigerians and the numerous shops on Edgware Road and mini-hotels and lodgings on Sussex Gardens add to the market's popularity, especially for those looking for bargains. Sa'eed, who came to the United Kingdom more than ten years ...
The Consul General of Nigeria to the United States of America, Mr. Kayode Laro has said that Nigerians who are living in the United States of America are very hardworking people. Weighing in to the controversy trailing the recent comment by President Muhammadu Buhari, Laro expressed that the ...
We are not always sufficiently well-informed about policy changes or existing laws and regulations. Officials exploit our ignorance to obtain bribes. Nigerians worship money, hence moneybags have taken over the society. If you have money and donate, you are recognised, regardless of where the money ...

Many Nigerian Christians believe it is compulsory to give 10% of their income to the church. But, Yemisi Adegoke writes, others say this practice, known as tithing, means poor people are funding the extravagant lifestyles of some of Nigeria's richest people - charismatic preachers. "Anyone who is not paying ...
A member of House of Representatives, Mr Nicholas Ossai (Delta-APC), on Wednesday urged Nigerians to hold the Executive accountable for the delay in the passage of 2018 Appropriation Bill. He told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that apart the Bill being late November, 2017, Ministries, ...
Nigerians on Wednesday took to social media to call for the release of schoolgirls abducted in Chibok, Borno State after 110 abducted Dapchi schoolgirls were returned. The Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from a Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) in ...
With the June 2018 deadline fast approaching for submission of the amended draft Petroleum Industry Governance Bill by the National Assembly to the president for assent, oil and gas industry experts on Tuesday expressed their views on expectations about the new law. The consensus by participants at a ...
Mr Olisa Agbakoba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has advised Nigerians to take their destiny in their hands by getting involved in the electoral process to enthrone good governance. He gave the advice on Wednesday in Abuja at the Grand National Summit and official launch of the Grand Political ...
To commemorate this year's World Oral Health Day, today, March 20, the Nigerian Dental Association advocate, NDA, staff of Unilever Nigeria, makers of Pepsodent and other stakeholders trooped out in their numbers for an oral health walk aimed at promoting good oral hygiene among Nigerians.
Irukera also called on Nigerians who own or drive the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ models of 2014-2018 to immediately contact it by sending an e-mail to contact@cpc.gpv.ng. ”The purpose of the recall is that on some models, steering wheel bolts could become loose and cause the steering wheel to ...
The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, said Nigerians are waiting for PDP “to lead the charge to wrest power from the APC”. The governor said this generation and the unborn generation will not forgive the PDP leadership “if we fail to work together to salvage the country”. To attain the objective, Mr.
As the world marks the 2018 World Oral Health Day, Dr Seye Logede, Vice-Chairman, Dental Association of Nigeria, Abuja Chapter, says the general attitude of Nigerians to oral health has significantly improved unlike in times past. Logede who is a Principal Dental Officer in the Oral Diagnosis Unit of the ...
As the nation joins the rest of the globe in marking the UN International Day of Happiness, some residents of the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday argued that many Nigerians are not happy. The Sustainable Development Solutions Network had earlier on March 14 released the 2018 World Happiness ...
Speaking when he commissioned the 8.4 kilomitres reconstructed Ughelli-Afiesere-Ofuoma, road project in Ughelli North local government , Prince Secondus said that the APC had not only failed to fulfill its campaign promises to Nigerians but had succeeded in inflicting untold hardship on the people ...
“Unfortunately, many Nigerians are ignorant of health insurance policies. Only few, about five to six per cent enjoy such policies. There is the need for more awareness. More Nigerians should invest in the scheme,” he said. The president said that Beep Health Insurance was connected with reputable Health ...
Nigerians have welcomed the eviction of housemates, Ifu ennada and Leo from the ongoing Big Brother Naija 2018 reality TV show with mixed feelings. The duo were on Sunday evicted from the house after scoring the lowest votes. BBNaija 2018: Leo, Ifu evicted ...
Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) CEO Karikoga Kaseke has called for the scrapping of visa requirements for Nigerians to boost tourism traffic from the West African country, which is Africa's biggest source market with a population of 188 million. Kaseke was speaking ahead of a familiarization tour to the ...
Aminu Garba, chairman, board of trustees, Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR), has raised the alarm over the “dehumanising treatment” of Nigerians at the Indian high commission in Abuja. According to Garba, Nigerians are treated without decency by the visa officers. Recounting his own ...
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a report has shown that majority of Nigerians do not trust women to be elected as leaders. Almost half of those that commented said men made better leaders and should be elected instead of women. This was contained in a recent Afrobarometer Survey conducted by ...
The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari did not promise an absolute crime-free Nigeria while campaigning for the presidency in 2015. Shehu stated this on Sunday while reacting to criticism triggered by the death of several persons from the ...
Executive Director of Leadway Assurance Company Limited, Ms. Adetola Adegbayi, has urged insured Nigerians to always demand for claims from their insurers whenever an insured risk occurs. Adegbayi stated this during a media training organised by Leadway Assurance for insurance correspondents ...
The northeastern Nigerian community of Dapchi is devastated. It's been nearly three weeks since insurgents seized 110 girls from a boarding school there. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: It has been nearly three weeks since Boko Haram insurgents seized 110 girls from their boarding school in Northeastern ...
The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, has warned Nigerians to avoid trading in bitcoins and crypto-currencies. It said that there was 100 percent risk involved, as they were neither issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, nor insured by NDIC. The Managing Director/Chief Executive of NDIC ...
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the United Kingdom, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that his government's projects and services are based on the party's manifesto to fulfil “our binding social contract with the Nigerian people”. Its Chairman, Dr Philip Idaewor, in a statement, said ...
I woke up this morning cogitating about what to write for my column. Honestly, nothing came to me instantly. I am sure my readers are getting tired of me kvetching about the government all the time. I am getting tired of myself too. However, in that cumulus of confusion, I had a light-bulb moment. “Why not ...
Telecommunication company, Airtel, in collaboration with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, also gave the returnees free mobile handsets and sim cards to facilitate their reintegration. In 2017, 6,806 Nigerians were brought back from Libya through the ...
The Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and other Nigerians have condemned the killing of three UN aid workers in a community in Borno state. He said this on his official Twitter handle on Friday, where he described the attack as cowardly and also called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
The International Monetary Fund has said more Nigerians have gotten poorer under the President Muhammadu Buhari government despite the country's slow recovery from recession. In a report released yesterday, the IMF said Nigeria needs urgent economic reforms. It identified risks to growth, including ...
At Mobile World Congress (www.MobileWorldCongress.com), Mastercard (www.Mastercard.com) on Wednesday announced that it will use Facebook Messenger to provide technology to small businesses in Africa and Asia to drive affordable acceptance of electronic and mobile payments. Access to digital ...
WITH barely a year to the next national election cycle, fears have been raised about the continued apathy of many Nigerians. Figures of uncollected Permanent Voter Cards in many states demonstrate this. Despite widespread disaffection towards the political system, Nigerians should not relent in ...
Nigerian Army has urged Nigerians to report fleeing herdsmen found in their areas to security agencies. It said this will ensure that such elements are dealt with before they cause security breach. This is contained in a statement on Wednesday by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General ...
Despite Nigeria's recovery from economic recession after the second quarter of 2017, the International Monetary Fund, IMF, says Nigerians are getting poorer. The fund said economic reforms are urgently needed to put the nation on a sustainable economic path, Reuters news agency reported Thursday, ...
Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has requested the National Population Commission (NPC) to make a detailed list of dead people in the country since 2015 available Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu made the request when he visited NPC ...
Industry experts have revealed that 90 per cent of Nigerians are ignorant about the operations of the oil and gas industry owing to lack of transparency in the sector. This revelation was made in Lagos, during the launch of the 2017 oil and gas Benchmarking Exercise Report (BER), by the Nigeria Natural ...
lagos—NIGERIAN Consul-General in Guangzhou, China, Wale Oloko, yesterday said many Nigerians were in various prisons in Guangdong province for overstaying their visas. Speaking in Lagos, Oloko said some Nigerians were also arrested for engaging in drug trafficking and other criminal offences.
A research and survey firm “NOI Polls'' says 86 per cent of Nigerians buy petrol at an average of N199 per litre. The firm revealed this in its latest report released in Abuja on Tuesday, adding that the amount was far above the N145 per litre price approved by the Federal Government. It urged the ...


 

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