FCTA Resident doctors to embark on indefinite strike August 25

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Administration Chapter, has said  it will commence an indefinite strike on August 25, 2018. The union made this known in a statement jointly signed by its President,…

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Breaking: Obama recommends Achebe, Chimamanda books for summer reading

Former  President of the United State (U.S.), Barack Obama, has recommended Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” and Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah”…

CBN woos Nigerians to use Chinese yuan for imports

The Central Bank of Nigeria is wooing local businesses importing goods from China to use the yuan instead of the…

Politics

INEC extends voter registration to August 31

The Independent National Electoral Commission has extended the deadline for voter registration from August 17, 2018  to August 31, 2018, a press statement released…

Breaking: Reps hold meeting with INEC over 2019 polls

The House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters, has just commenced  a meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC). The fundamental  issue  at…

CAN calls for three-day prayers over alleged threat to democracy

The Christian Association of Nigeria has declared a three-day prayer over what it described as a threat to democracy in the country. It…

Health

FCTA Resident doctors to embark on indefinite strike August 25

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Administration Chapter, has said  it will commence an indefinite strike on August…

NAFDAC sanctions 142 premises over counterfeits, adulterated products

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Sokoto State Office, has sanctioned 146 business premises and production industries for…

Business

NAFDAC sanctions 142 premises over counterfeits, adulterated products

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Sokoto State Office, has sanctioned 146 business premises and production industries for various  ofences including sale of counterfeits and adulterated products. The State…

Nigeria’s inflation drops to 11.14% in July

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)  has said the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measured inflation for July dropped to 11.14 per cent (year-on-year) from 11. 23 per cent recorded in June.…

Darkness looms as DisCos threaten to quit, resell firms at discounts

The disagreement between the Federal Government and power distribution companies continued on Tuesday, with the Discos threatening to quit the sector and expressed willingness to resell the power assets at discounted rates.…

Science & Tech

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg loses $17.6bn, plunges to world’s sixth-richest

As Facebook stock plunged over 20 per cent in after-hours trading on Wednesday following a disappointing earnings report, CEO Mark Zuckerberg lost $17.6bn in net worth. The 34-year-old Facebook billionaire, who had…

South Africa unveils telescope to uncover Galaxy’s secrets

South Africa on Friday unveiled a 'MeerKAT,'  the most powerful Radio telescope of its kind, with scientists saying it could uncover new secrets of the Galaxy. The 64-dish MeerKAT telescope in the…

Aussie scientists identify gene that “could help treat cancer”

The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has identified a new gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body’s immune response to infection and “cancer”. The gene has existed for 500 million…

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Nigeria killings echo abroad: Herdsmen, Boko Haram threaten Nigeria’s future — UK parliamentarians

•We have a moral duty to help’  Killings, suspected to have been carried out in some parts of Nigeria by herdsmen alleged to…

How corrupt local officials kill decent education in Africa

There’s no disputing that many African countries’ education systems are in trouble. Despite significant investment and some improvementslinked to the push to achieve the…

Opinion

Mass Killings, Political Calculations and the Dearth of Morality in Nigeria

By Josephine Collins There is a joke trending in the wake of the defections of lawmakers elected on the platform…

Eunice Ortom: A Standard-bearer for Devotion and Support

By Solomon Semaka The perception of the average Nigerian that most of the political class has the love for their…

Time to call out Osinbajo

By Yinka Odumakin DEAR Mr. Vice President, I recall then Lagos state Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fasola, a silk like you…

Education

Corps members in Kogi to get N5,000 extra monthly allowance

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello  has  promised  to pay Youth Corps members posted to the…

Thugs Burn Down Dino Melaye’s Constituency Projects Ready for Commissioning

Hoodlums suspected to be political thugs Wednesday morning at about 2 :00 a.m burnt down…

NOUN: NGO condemns marginalisation of law students, endorses NANS ultimatum for Law School

A Non- Governmental Organisation( NGO), Equity & Social Justice Initiative (ESJI) on Tuesday described the…

Sport

FIFA set to sanction Nigeria, Ghana over ‘undue interfernece’

World football governing body FIFA on Tuesday said it would go on to suspend Nigeria…

Ex JPMorgan Chase Bank CTO leads STATS’ Technology Operations

Worldwide leader in sports data and intelligence, STATS, has appointed Dr. Helen Sun, who was…

Amaju Pinnick faction retakes NFF

The embattled Amaju Pinnick faction of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been restored to office,…

Energy

9 ships arrive Lagos ports with petrol, other products

A total of nine ships carrying various products are at Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports waiting to berth, the Nigerian…

Trump blasts NATO allies, calls Germany ‘a captive of Russia’

The president said it's not fair to American taxpayers that Germany buys energy from Russia while enjoying the umbrella of…

Niger depot fire: NNPC allay fears over fuel scarcity

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has allayed fears that the fire incident which occurred at one of  its depot…

Nigeria

Breaking: US suspends consular services in Abuja

The United States Embassy has suspended consular services and appointments in Abuja till further notice.…

Anxiety as shakeup looms at DSS, Buhari to decide acting DG’s fate

There were indications in Abuja, on Tuesday, that the Department of State Services might soon…

Breaking: National Assembly calls off Tuesday reconvening

The National Assembly will not reconvene on Tuesday (tomorrow), The PUNCH has just learnt, contrary…

West Africa

7 out of 12 Nigerian students detained in Benin Republic released

Seven out of the 12 Nigerian students detained on allegations of cybercrime have been released in Benin Republic, according to a statement…

Osinbajo attends inauguration of Sierra Leone’s new President

ABUJA - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo left Abuja on Saturday to attend the inauguration of President Julius Maada Bio in…

Southern Africa

South Africa unveils telescope to uncover Galaxy’s secrets

South Africa on Friday unveiled a 'MeerKAT,'  the most powerful Radio telescope of its kind, with scientists saying it could…

FG demands justice as assailant kills another Nigerian in South Africa 

The Nigeria Mission in South Africa has condemned the killing of another Nigerian, Mr Ozumba Tochukwu-Lawrence, by gunman in South…

North Africa

Egypt’s inflation hits 14.4 percent in June

Egypt’s annual urban consumer inflation surged to 14.4 per cent in June from 11.4 per cent in May, the official…

More than 1,000 migrants drowned in Mediterranean in 6 months – IOM

More than 200 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean from January to June, bringing the overall death toll so far this…

East & Central Africa

Uganda sends samples to U.S. as strange disease leaves 8 dead

Uganda has sent samples to the United States for further laboratory tests after a strange disease in the central region…

Ugandan police bars planned protest against social media tax

The Ugandan police on Monday said it will not allow a planned demonstration against a recently imposed government tax on…

World

EU slams sanctions on 6 Russian groups for constructing illegal road

The European Union has imposed asset freezes on six Russian firms involved in the construction…

Activists ‘attacked’ outside Turkish embassy in Pretoria

By Agency report Security personnel pounced on a crowd of civic society group members belonging…

Nigeria proffers solutions to Israel-Palestine conflict

Nigeria has suggested specific actions that Israel and Palestine should take to resolve the age-long…

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