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Buhari Felicitates With Ajoke Mohammed On Her 75th birthday

Buhari Felicitates With Ajoke Mohammed On Her 75th birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former First Lady, Mrs Ajoke Mohammed on her 75th birthday on Monday. Information about the felicitation is contained in a statement issued by Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity in Abuja. Shehu quoted the President as congratulating Mohammed, the widow of Gen. Murtala Mohammed, […]

EgyptAir Flight 804: Conflicting Reports Trail Final Moments

EgyptAir Flight 804: Conflicting Reports Trail Final Moments

As the search for EgyptAir Flight 804 continues, there have been  contradicting reports as to the final moments of the aircraft’s flight. Five days after disappearing en route from Paris to Cairo, some signs of the plane — including life vests, personal belongings and human remains — have been recovered. Still missing, however, is the […]

Nigerian Develops Model To Boost Fuel Supply

Nigerian Develops Model To Boost Fuel Supply

A NIGERIAN Petroleum Engineer, Mr. Chinedu Onyeizu, has developed a three node policy and a technology-based model aimed at addressing the challenges of fuel supply in Nigeria, by empowering Nigerians and the authorities with the capacity to track supply across all the downstream petroleum sector value chain. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Onyeizu, a graduate student […]

Obstetric Fistula: ‘I Had Bled The Whole Night When The Doctor Saw Me – The Baby Had Died’

Obstetric Fistula: ‘I Had Bled The Whole Night When The Doctor Saw Me – The Baby Had Died’

    Sarah Omega was orphaned at the age of 11. With eight siblings and no money, she was forced to drop out of school in her small, Kenyan village after finishing her primary education. She later joined her elder sister who was working in the city of Eldoret. “When I was 19, I was […]

Osinbajo To Represent Buhari In Lagos, Says Presidency

Osinbajo To Represent Buhari In Lagos, Says Presidency

Contrary to speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his official visit to Lagos, his spokesman, Femi Adesina, yesterday told The Guardian via a text message that the trip had not been cancelled. He said Buhari would be represented in Lagos by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Meanwhile, to ensure a hitch-free visit, the Lagos State […]

Migrant Crisis: Libya Intercepts Boats Carrying 850 People

Migrant Crisis: Libya Intercepts Boats Carrying 850 People

Libyan coastguards say they intercepted boats carrying 850 migrants trying to reach Europe on Sunday. A spokesman said the migrants from various African countries – including 79 women, 11 of them pregnant – were found in seven inflatable boats near Sabratha, west of the capital Tripoli. More than 30,000 migrants have already crossed from Libya […]

South Africa Prosecutor To Challenge Jacob Zuma Corruption Ruling

South Africa Prosecutor To Challenge Jacob Zuma Corruption Ruling

South Africa’s prosecution says it will appeal against a court ruling that it should reconsider corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.  Originally, the charges were dropped weeks before the 2009 election which led to him becoming president. But last month, a high court judge described that decision as “irrational”. Mr Zuma has always denied the […]

Obama Lifts U.S. Arms Ban On Vietnam

Obama Lifts U.S. Arms Ban On Vietnam

President Obama has announced that the United States is fully lifting the ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam, which has been in place for decades. In a joint news conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Obama said that the removal of the ban on lethal weapons was part of a deeper […]

Fuel strike: UniAbuja Issues ‘no work, no pay’ Warning To ASUU, Others

Fuel strike: UniAbuja Issues ‘no work, no pay’ Warning To ASUU, Others

Following the recent industrial action undertaken by the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, management of the University of Abuja has threatened to enforce the ‘no work no pay’ directive by the Federal Government on any staff who joins in the strike. A statement released over the weekend from the office of the vice chancellor, Professor Michael […]

Bello Declares War On Kidnappers

Bello Declares War On Kidnappers

Worried by the spate of abductions in Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello has declared total war on kidnappers and cultists that have laid siege on the state, warning them to steer clear or be crushed. The governor, who gave the warning at the weekend in Lokoja following the kidnapping of a traditional ruler of Ellete […]