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16 killed in yellow fever outbreak in Ebonyi state

16 killed in yellow fever outbreak in Ebonyi state

2019-08-09 13:32:08

At least 16 persons have died in an outbreak of yellow fever in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. A statement by the state health ministry added that several other patients are receiving treatment at the Virology Centre and Iboko General Hospital in the state. Speaking with newsmen in Abakaliki today, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Chris Achi said the virus was first detected in the local government in July and efforts have since been on to avoid further spread. He said the Federal Ministry of Health and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control have also intervened.… continue reading


Courts Grants Iwu Bail

Courts Grants Iwu Bail

2019-08-09 13:29:38

A federal high court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has granted a 1 billion naira bail to former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Maurice Iwu. The presiding judge Chuka Obiozor granted him bail today with two sureties in like sum. Obiozor ruled that the former INEC chairman must not communicate with any of the witnesses in the case. During proceedings, Iwu’s lawyer, had asked the court to grant him bail on the grounds of self-recognisance. But prosecution lawyer, argued that there was evidence of the possibility of the defendant intimidating or interfering with the witnesses if he was granted bail.… continue reading


AAC Expels Sowore

AAC Expels Sowore

2019-08-09 13:26:21

The African Action Alliance expelled its National Chairman, Omoyele Sowore from the party. The party at its national convention which held in Owerri, the Imo State capital also suspended 28 other members of the party. The party immediately announced Leonard Nzenwa as the new national chairman of the party. Sowore is currently being held by the Department of State Services over RevolutionNow protests. He had earlier called for the protest on the grounds that the leadership of the nation has failed Nigerians. continue reading


Ambode denies any personal link to Lagos accounts where 9.9 billion Naira was frozen

Ambode denies any personal link to Lagos accounts where 9.9 billion Naira was frozen

2019-08-09 13:24:36

Former governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode says he does not have personal links to the accounts where 9.9 billion naira was frozen. A federal high court in Lagos had on Tuesday ordered the freezing of three bank accounts belonging to the state government over an alleged fraud of N9.9 billion fraud when Ambode was in office. The order was sequel to an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The anti-graft agency said it is prosecuting one Adewale Adesanya who was a permanent secretary in the office of the chief of staff to the governor, for alleged money… continue reading


Ambode denies any personal link to Lagos accounts where 9.9 billion Naira was frozen

Ambode denies any personal link to Lagos accounts where 9.9 billion Naira was frozen

2019-08-09 13:23:57

Former governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode says he does not have personal links to the accounts where 9.9 billion naira was frozen. A federal high court in Lagos had on Tuesday ordered the freezing of three bank accounts belonging to the state government over an alleged fraud of N9.9 billion fraud when Ambode was in office. The order was sequel to an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The anti-graft agency said it is prosecuting one Adewale Adesanya who was a permanent secretary in the office of the chief of staff to the governor, for alleged money… continue reading


LG Dissolution: Court Grants Makinde’s Request Against Judgement Obtained By Dissolved LG Chairmen

LG Dissolution: Court Grants Makinde’s Request Against Judgement Obtained By Dissolved LG Chairmen

2019-07-30 16:19:49

Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan has ordered a stay of execution on a motion seeking to enforce the May 6 judgment obtained by the Dissolved Local Government Chairmen in the state. The May 6 judgment, delivered by Justice Aderonke Aderemi, prevented the Oyo State government or any of its agent from removing Local Government and Local Council Government Development Area chairmen and councilors from office. Ruling today, Justice Ladiran Akintola struck out the motion brought by the local bosses for lack of diligent prosecution, saying that since the state government has appealed the judgment, it will be an… continue reading


Senate confirms all ministerial nominees, gives Obaseki a week to end assembly crisis

Senate confirms all ministerial nominees, gives Obaseki a week to end assembly crisis

2019-07-30 16:13:06

The senate has confirmed all the 43 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari. The nominees were confirmed after the upper legislative chamber deliberated on the screening today. Buhari had sent a list of 43 nominees to the senate on July 23. In his remarks at plenary today, Lawan said by confirming the ministers, the senate has demonstrated that it is set to work for the country. The senate president said Buhari nominated Nigerians of “great quality” as ministers of Nigeria. In this report, Aanuoluwapo Omorinde takes a look at issues raised and growing concerns about the manner in which the… continue reading


Senate confirms all ministerial nominees, gives Obaseki a week to end assembly crisis

Senate confirms all ministerial nominees, gives Obaseki a week to end assembly crisis

2019-07-30 16:13:02

The senate has confirmed all the 43 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari. The nominees were confirmed after the upper legislative chamber deliberated on the screening today. Buhari had sent a list of 43 nominees to the senate on July 23. In his remarks at plenary today, Lawan said by confirming the ministers, the senate has demonstrated that it is set to work for the country. The senate president said Buhari nominated Nigerians of “great quality” as ministers of Nigeria. In this report, Aanuoluwapo Omorinde takes a look at issues raised and growing concerns about the manner in which the… continue reading


Makinde visits Adeoyo General Hospital, promises to make it a medical tourist destination

Makinde visits Adeoyo General Hospital, promises to make it a medical tourist destination

2019-07-30 16:07:25

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has pledged to upgrade facilities at the Adeoyo General Hospital, Ring Road, Ibadan and make the hospital a medical tourist destination in Nigeria. The Governor also promised to ensure that the Radiology Unit of the Hospital is completed and commissioned for use within his first 100 days in office. A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary indicated that the Governor made the promises during an on-the-spot assessment of the medical facility. The Governor also asked the management and staff of the Hospital to join hands with the Government in restoring the glory of… continue reading


Tribunal grants PDP’s request to tender 48 video clips against Buhari

Tribunal grants PDP’s request to tender 48 video clips against Buhari

2019-07-15 14:26:03

The presidential election petitions tribunal today granted the application of the Peoples Democratic Party to tender 48 video clips. Counsel to the petitioners, Chris Uche made the application to tender the video clips in support of the petition challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of February presidential election. But the respondents – Independent National Electoral Commission, Buhari, and the All Progressives Congress objected to the application. Alex Izinyon, Buhari’s lawyer, described the move as an “ambush”. Similarly, INEC counsel, Uztaz Usman, argued that the presentation of the witness and evidence was not part of what the lawyers… continue reading


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