Buhari destroyed Nigeria’s economy, says Fayose

Buhari destroyed Nigeria’s economy, says Fayose

Former president Muhammadu Buhari By Elohor Igbru Far from it, former Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari is never a blessing to Nigeria; rather he helped to destroy the economy of the country which might take years to repair. Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has said. Speaking in an interview on Channels Television on Sunday, Fayose said the administration of Buhari “drew us back...

You cannot stop us- NLC pokes finger in Tinubu’s eyes

You cannot stop us- NLC pokes finger in Tinubu’s eyes

By Adeyemi Olusoga It is now confirmed. The proposed two-day nationwide strike planned by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the rising cost of living in the country will surely go ahead as planned; this is according to the NLC President Joe Ajaero. The protest planned for February 27th and 28th would however be observed and carried out in a peaceful manner. The NLC...

Cost of living: JAF, CORE begin nationwide protest rallies today

Again, women storm National Assembly over rejected bills

By Elohor Igbru The Joint Action Front (JAF) and the Coalition for Revolution (CORE)have fixed Monday, February 26, 2024, for nationwide protest ralliesagainst the rising cost of living. The groups, in a statement, said the rallies are a prelude to andsupport for a similar two-day nationwide protest by the Nigerian LabourCongress (NLC) scheduled for February 27, and 28, 2024. Joint Action Front (JAF) is...

Nigeria’s Student Loan: Taking Off Without a Base?

Nigeria’s Student Loan: Taking Off Without a Base?

By Zikora Ibeh Since late last year, the launch of the student loan initiative has experienced multiple deferrals, with state authorities announcing its commencement at no fewer than three different times,  with the most prospective date—as stated by its sponsor and Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila—now being in a few weeks’ time. In the interim, significant alterations have been made to...

CAPPA, Institute want religious leaders join campaign against SSBs

CAPPA, Institute want religious leaders join campaign against SSBs

By Seun Akioye With the increasing burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Nigeria, rising costs of healthcare services, and their negative impacts on the country's population, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and the Institute of Church and Society, have urged religious leaders to step into the ring and fight for their congregation’s health by backing an increased Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) or...

Bauchi pledges action to end Gender-Based Violence

Bauchi pledges action to end Gender-Based Violence

From Aliyu Muhammed/Bauchi The Chairperson, Bauchi Local Government Area, Bauchi state, Hajia Zainab Babban Takko has promised to commence action to eradicate gender based violence (GBV) in the local government. Takko made the commitment when the management team of WE AID INITIATIVE paid her a working visit to discuss areas of collaboration between the local government and the organisation. Speaking at the meeting, theExecutive...

Tobacco: Celebrating 20 years of death and diseases?

Cigarette Pollution:  Nigeria is Africa’s second highest contributor- Report

Dr. Oyegbile By Olayinka Oyegbile, PhD The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror, not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray - David Byrne Notwithstanding the heavy toll of cigarettes and other deadly nicotine products on consumers, the tobacco industry continues to employ duplicitous tactics to further undermine public health efforts and carry on business...

NIMET Forecasts Protracted High Temperatures, Urges Public Caution

NIMET Forecasts Protracted High Temperatures, Urges Public Caution

By Joke Kujenya  Nigeria is set to endure an extended period of excessive heat, warns the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET). The agency’s recent weather and climate update, posted on its official X page, Wednesday, disclosed that air temperatures soared to 41°C in the North and 39°C in the South, with projections indicating a persistent heatwave.  NiMET outlines the potential health implications, including dehydration, heat-related...

Tinubu confers national honors on Eagles, get plots of land in Abuja From Elohor Igbru Abuja President Bola Tinubu has met with the members of the senior national football team and coffered national honours on all members of the Super Eagles squad who recently won the silver medal at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire.  The president also granted a plot...

Insecurity: Service Chiefs, security heads appear before senate

Insecurity: Senate summons defence minister, service chiefs, others

Nigeria is in the grip of insecurity and kidnapping From Elohor Igbru, Abuja Following the postponement of an earlier scheduled meeting, the service chiefs and heads of other security agencies are currently meeting with the Nigerian Senate over the spike of insecurity in the country. The security chiefs present are Christopher Musa, Chief of Defence Staff; Taoreed Lagbaja, Chief of Army Staff; Emmanuel Ogalla,...

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