Month: May 2022

Kaduna train attack: 62 days after, Osinbajo’s classmate, Ango Abdulahi’s son beg FG in new video

Kaduna train attack: 62 days after, Osinbajo’s classmate, Ango Abdulahi’s son beg FG in new video

Ask FG to intervene before they’re killed Terrorists who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28, 2022, have released yet another video, showing eight of the 62 remaining victims, begging the Federal Government to rescue them before they lose their lives. It would be recalled that the terrorists, who attacked the train, killed nine people…

INEC’s N305b election budget: Matters arising

INEC’s N305b election budget: Matters arising

The recent release of the budget of N305 billion by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2023 General elections has raised some eyebrows by various stakeholders. The budget which was increased by about 61.37 per cent or N115 billion over the N189 billion spent in 2019 is considered humongous by many. The excuse…

Market operators condemn interest rate increase

Market operators condemn interest rate increase

Market operators have lamented the recent decision of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to raise the interest rate to 13 per cent, saying it will impact the stock market. The operators argued that the hike in interest rate would depress investors’ appetite for equities shortly and undermine the bullish outlook of the market. They argued…

Jonathan absent as APC screens presidential aspirants

Jonathan absent as APC screens presidential aspirants

• Screening panel asked to disqualify Tinubu over ‘Chicago affair’• Supporters in rousing welcome for Tinubu at the venue• Bakare, Ohanenye pledge to abide by the party position• Fallout of Atiku’s emergence: APC chieftains weigh Osinbajo, others’ chances• Atiku intensifies reconciliation with Wike, other stakeholders• Obi picks Labour Party’s presidential ticket After two weeks of delays…

IHP Detox Tea not COVID-19 cure, NAFDAC clarifies

IHP Detox Tea not COVID-19 cure, NAFDAC clarifies

IHP Detox Tea not COVID-19 cure, NAFDAC clarifies National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), yesterday, debunked claim of efficacy of IHP Detox Tea for the cure of COVID-19 patients, purportedly made by the Chief Executive Officer of Bioresources Development and Conservative Programme (BDCP), Prof. Maurice Iwu, in a national daily. NAFDAC’s…

SERAP wants voter registration deadline extended

SERAP wants voter registration deadline extended

Yiaga canvasses BVAS for Ekiti guber poll, partners UNDP for 60% eligible voters’ mobilisation Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to extend the voter registration exercise, as was done for party primaries, for more eligible Nigerians to get captured. Against its earlier…

APC ticket: Buhari disowns Jonathan’s presidential bid

APC ticket: Buhari disowns Jonathan’s presidential bid

• Falae: Those calling for return of Jonathan are selfish• Buhari urged to endorse consensus for APC primary to save Naira• Atiku’s emergence, brazing affront on southern Nigeria, SMBLF fumes• Ndigbo meets as Ohanaeze rules out running mate slot• Obi, Utomi, third force leaders storm Asaba for Labour Party presidential primary today• Catholic secretariat deplores…

Musk’s Starlink to disrupt ISP market as hope rises for 25m unserved Nigerians

Musk’s Starlink to disrupt ISP market as hope rises for 25m unserved Nigerians

• SpaceX gets six licences from NCC, may spend $30b on coverage• To battle MTN, Airtel, Globacom, 9mobile, others for market share• Rural-Urban telecoms service to witness new growth Following the operational licences handed to Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX), owned by world’s richest man, Elon Musk, to operate in Nigeria, there appears to be…

Girls’ performance in mathematics now equal to boys, says UNESCO

Girls’ performance in mathematics now equal to boys, says UNESCO

A new report by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has revealed that girls are outperforming boys in reading across all education levels. A new publication by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) said while boys performed better than girls in mathematics in the early years, this advantage had gradually disappeared as they progress…

2023: Obi quits PDP, eyes Labour, NNPP tickets

2023: Obi quits PDP, eyes Labour, NNPP tickets

• PDP Northern elders look to North Central for candidate, insist consensus is pathway to stability• Legal move to stop PDP presidential primary fails• APC chair hints on consensus pick for party’s presidential flag bearer Former governor of Anambra State and erstwhile presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi,…

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