Barely two years after prominent transporter, Chief Vincent Obianodo, the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of The Young Shall Grow Motors narrowly escaped death, when his convoy was attacked by some gunmen in Festac Town, the police in Lagos State, recently arrested some suspects who revealed the real motive behind the attack.
The suspects also exposed not just the identity of the leader of the gang that carried out the operation but also made startling revelations about the kingpin who is regarded in police circles as the most notorious kidnapping expert in the country.
Ebonyi State governor, Chief David Umahi, no doubt came to power in a difficult time: A time when the country and Ebonyi State in particular is faced with serious economic challenges. The price of oil which is the main source of the revenue has been gradually going down on daily basis with its attendant adverse effect on the federal allocation to states, especially Ebonyi, which has always been the least in the federal allocation table.
Over the years Dei-Dei a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Abuja has maintained notoriety as a place where vendors openly sell crispy Naira notes to the public. Dei-Dei is a small satellite town located on the suburbs of the FCT. Most part of the town is chaotically built with houses thrown at each other.
The town is also a stopover point for long distance truck drivers. Nigerian Newsworld findings revealed that a major attraction for the truckers in the place is availability of a large population of prostitutes.
Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, during recently inaugurated another Administrative Panel of Enquiry on the Suspension of Etsako West Local Government Chairman, Hon Alasa Mohammed. Mohammed was sworn in and suspended simultaneously after the former chairman, Mallam Hassan Kadiri died after a protest to remove him failed. Mohammed is being fingered in the organisation of the protest which is believed to have been orchestrated by his supporters.
For the second time this year, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has terminated the appointment of some commissioners in the State Executive Council. A statement from the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Public Affairs, Kassim Afegbua, said the move was “in line with government’s commitment to strengthen the system towards optimal performance”.
Just recently, it was reported that President Buhari lent a listening ear to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan for twenty minutes as the former president spoke extensively, precisely on two issues bothering on corruption probes and interference in election process. According to reports, Jonathan advised Buhari against subjecting his person and former cabinet members to “media trial” on alleged corruption and secondly, he reportedly explained why the Election Petition Tribunals in Rivers and Akwa Ibom respectively should be allowed to work unhindered.
National Youth Service Corps, NYSC scheme according to its founder - former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, was established in a bid to reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country after the Nigerian Civil war. It was also meant to promote National Integration among the different ethnic groups in the country.
Children are special gift from God–the hope of the future of any nation that needs to be preserve and nurtured. But reverse seems to be the case of Nigeria as report has shown that 1.7 million children are severely or acutely malnourished.
This was disclosed recently in Abuja at a day media meeting and presentation of the Re-energizing Nutrition – Expanding Worldwide; RENEW Project which was organized by the Child Rights Information Bureau in collaboration with Population Reference Bureau, PRB, by Dr. Chris Isokpunwu, a Deputy Director at the Ministry of Health.
It was publicly declared that the Federal Government made its resolution to put a halt to sponsoring Christian and Muslim pilgrimages respectively. This decision was made by President Mohammadu Buhari when he disclosed that sponsorship of pilgrims to Israel and Saudi Arabia, henceforth, would no longer be the duty of the federal government that pilgrims will have to sponsor themselves on the holy trip, adding that there would be no federal government delegation at the 2015 hajj pilgrimage.
Research by relevant bodies have revealed that hundreds of thousands of people die annually across the globe as a result of malaria and the scourge is responsible for about 68 percent of all clinic attendance. That is, nearly 110 million people are clinically diagnosed to be affected by malaria per year. Out of this number that suffer from malaria scourge, west Africa has the largest percent and most worrisome is the fact that Nigeria contributes a quarter of malaria burden in the entire Africa.