Bamikole Adeleye: Okorocha’s Fraudulent Hospitals

Healthcare is paramount to improving productivity of the workforce. The more healthy people are, the more they are enabled to participate in economic activities. It is believed, thus, that Rochas Okorocha would prioritize health policy reform within his economic agenda. 6 years after being Governor of Imo state, what is Imo state’s healthcare coverage policy?…

Gideon Attah: In Education and Healthcare,  Imo residents aren’t ready to lap up Okorocha’s lies

Recently, I took a trip to Imo State on a performance assessment tour of the government of Rochas Okorocha. The idea was to see for myself how far activities, or lack of them, of the Okorocha administration, have affected residents of the state. I began from a small community in Obowo Local Government where, under…

Macron takes over as French President

Emmanuel Macron, 39, has been inaugurated as France’s president and pledged to overcome division in societies. Macron, a centrist, took over on Sunday from President Francois Hollande, the socialist whose five years in power were plagued by stubborn unemployment and attacks. Macron – France’s youngest ever president – beat his far-right rival Marine Le Pen…

Kano anti-graft commission suspends Sanusi probe

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, at the weekend, announced that it had suspended its investigations into the accounts of the Kano Emirate Council. The anti-graft commission had earlier in the month flagged off investigations into the finance of the emirate council following petitions from undisclosed sources over alleged abuses since the inception…

Experts warn of fresh cyber-attacks tomorrow

Another major cyber-attack could be imminent after Friday’s global hit that infected more than 125,000 computer systems, security experts have warned. UK security researcher “MalwareTech”, who helped to limit the ransomware attack, predicted “another one coming… quite likely on Monday”. The virus, which took control of users’ files, spread to 100 countries, including Spain, France…

INEC Staff pleads guilty to receipt of bribe to influence 2015 election

A staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Christian Nwosu has pleaded guilty to receiving N30 million as bribe from the N23 billion alleged Diezani bribe meant to compromise electoral officers before the 2015 general election. Nwosu was among three INEC officials that were on Wednesday docked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,…

Meningitis: Governor Yari of Zamfara says God is punishing Nigerians for fornication

Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari has attributed the current outbreak of meningitis in the country to retributive justice from God. The governor said the current outbreak of Type C Cerebrospinal Meningitis is God’s way of punishing Nigerians for their immoral conduct.  The governor spoke in Hausa during an interview with State House reporters yesterday after…

Senate calls on Health Ministry to protect Nigerians from further spread of Meningitis; as Ashafa raises motion to stop outbreak

Worried about the recent outbreak of Meningitis, the Nigerian Senate Tuesday, 4th April, 2017 passed a resolution directing the Federal Ministry of Health, National Centre for Disease Control and other relevant agencies to carry out a nationwide immunization of children and adults who are susceptible to the disease of meningitis. The attention of the Senate was…

INEC Chairman says political parties nominate certificate forgers and ex-convicts for elections

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says due diligence on the part of political parties can end the nomination of certificate forgers and ex-convicts for election. While speaking at the stakeholders’ validation conference on INEC’s strategic plan on Tuesday, Yakubu said the commission lacked the power to prevent political parties from fielding such candidates. He…