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Senator, Experts Call for Strategic Steps to End Proliferation and Consumption of Fake Drugs

Senator, Experts Call for Strategic Steps to End Proliferation and Consumption of Fake Drugs

2019-04-03 12:37:01

The proliferation of fake drugs in Nigeria has without an iota of doubt affected the credibility of the Healthcare system, especially with its harmful effects on consumers. Some of the incidences have resulted in deaths, even among children because most times, the consumers are not aware about the genuineness of the quality of what they consume. In the report, Oluwaseun Oyebade takes a look into how the menace of fake drugs can be curbed. Everyday children, pregnant women, elders as well as able bodied men and women die due to lack of access to safe medicines, making it a public… continue reading


Nigerians in U.S. congratulate Buhari, set agenda

Nigerians in U.S. congratulate Buhari, set agenda

2019-03-04 04:45:46

The Nigerian community in the United States have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and others elected during the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections. The Nigerians, through their various organisations, also set agenda for the Buhari’s administration in the next four years. The Nigerian American Business Forum (NABF), in a statement by its President, Mr Kenneth Shobola, pledged the organisation’s support to the Buhari’s administration. The forum said with the right investment environment, it had put measures in place to attract an estimated three billion dollars investment into the Nigerian economy in the next three years..… continue reading


Oil prices rise on trade deal hopes as OPEC cuts supply

Oil prices rise on trade deal hopes as OPEC cuts supply

2019-03-04 04:30:31

Oil prices rose on Monday, buoyed by output cuts by OPEC and reports that the United States and China are close to a deal to end a year-long tariff row. Men at work International Brent futures were at 65.25 dollars a barrel at 07:13 GMT, up 18 cents, or 0.3 per cent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at 55.94 dollars per barrel, up 14 cents or 0.3 per cent. The U.S. and China appeared close to a deal that would roll back U.S. tariffs on at least 200 billion dollar worth of Chinese… continue reading


Pandemonium as 5,000 residents flee Rivers community over killing of soldiers

Pandemonium as 5,000 residents flee Rivers community over killing of soldiers

2019-03-04 04:21:11

Confusion reigned at Abonnema town and neighbouring communities in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area, Rivers State, weekend, as over 10,000 residents fled the troubled areas, following the killing of two soldiers by gunmen. Reports from the area said soldiers locked down the Abonnema waterways yesterday, over the incident, forestalling movement by boat in the entire local government area. No fewer than 5,000 panic-stricken residents, including mothers and children, trekked from the community to neighboring towns, sparking fears of humanitarian crisis. On February 23, during the presidential and National Assembly elections, suspected hooligans shot dead a Lieutenant, leading to the killing of… continue reading


Fear of violence grips states over guber, assembly polls

Fear of violence grips states over guber, assembly polls

2019-03-04 04:01:20

Against the backdrop of crises in different parts of the country, the governorship and house of assembly elections scheduled to hold at the weekend may be marred by violence. Already, the crisis in Benue State has continued to claim lives. The military yesterday blamed certain powerful forces for the recent attacks on communities in the state. The Force Commander, Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), Maj-Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, who made the allegation at a press briefing yesterday in Makurdi said such individuals instigated the attacks on communities shortly before a major election in the country ostensibly to disrupt the exercise. “It is… continue reading


Second term: I thank God, Nigerians – Buhari

Second term: I thank God, Nigerians – Buhari

2019-02-27 03:23:38

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to his re-election for a second term of four years, saying that he thanks God and Nigerians for the victory. He made an acceptance speech at his presidential campaign headquarters in Abuja shortly after the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, declared him as the winner. Buhari polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who scored 11,262,978. The President also stated that his administration would continue to fight corruption, insecurity and improve on the economy. “The new Administration will intensify its efforts in… continue reading


Buhari wins second term

Buhari wins second term

2019-02-27 03:18:45

President Muhammadu Buhari has won his re-election bid as he polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party in the presidential poll conducted on February 23. Atiku polled 11,262,978 to lose the election with a margin of 3,928,869 votes. This is according to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s collated figure of votes from all the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory released on Wednesday morning. Though INEC has not formally declared Buhari as the winner as of the time of writing this report, the President has met all… continue reading


INEC Election Result 2019: Edo PDP commends security agencies, electorate

INEC Election Result 2019: Edo PDP commends security agencies, electorate

2019-02-26 10:53:43

The Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State has commended security agencies and the electorate in the state for their conduct during last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections. Chairman of the party in the state, Dan Orbih, gave the commendation on Tuesday in a media chat in Benin City. Orbih said that the security agencies displayed high level of professionalism and non-partisanship during the elections. He added that the conduct of party members and voters was “very impressive and mature even in the face of intimidation by members of the ruling APC’’. He, however, said that such commendation could not… continue reading


Dembele relishing facing former teammate Paulinho

Dembele relishing facing former teammate Paulinho

2019-02-25 05:02:35

Mousa Dembele is relishing facing former Tottenham Hotspur teammate Paulinho when the duo go head to head in the Guangzhou derby in China. The 31-year-old Belgian international Dembele revealed that he turned down offers from other Chinese teams to sign for Guangzhou R&F last month after six and a half years at Tottenham. Dembele said that fellow midfielder Paulinho, a fulcrum at rivals Guangzhou Evergrande, had texted him to welcome him to the southern Chinese city. Evergrande, the most successful team in Chinese Super League (CSL) history, host R&F on April 6 and Dembele is looking forward to his first… continue reading


Afenifere condemns alleged attacks on Ndigbo in Lagos

Afenifere condemns alleged attacks on Ndigbo in Lagos

2019-02-25 04:12:17

The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has condemned alleged disenfranchisement and violent attacks on Ndigbo during last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections in Lagos. It lamented that the political merchants and their thugs did not only engineer disenfranchisement and violence on the Igbo community, but went as far as burning their votes en masse. Its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, also condemned failure of security agencies in protecting victims during the attacks. The group, however, assured Igbo that their relationship remains preserved, irrespective of the attacks on them by hoodlums. “Afenifere condemns in the strongest terms, the political violence visited… continue reading


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