Budget: Ministry Advises Commentators To Use Citizens’ Portal

The Ministry of Budget and National Planning has advised commentators to use Citizens’ Portal provided by the ministry for clarification on budget matters before making any public comments. The Special Adviser to the Minister on Media, Mr Akpandem James, gave the advice in a statement issued in Abuja, to clarify allegation that some suspicious items…

Russia Rejects U.S. Pressure To improve Unfriendly Actions – Envoy

Russia rejects the efforts by the United States to exert pressure and responds to unfriendly actions, but is willing to improve the bilateral dialogue, Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov told Sputnik. “Russia does not accept US attempts to increase pressure and strongly reacts to unfriendly actions … “However, Moscow does not aim to…

Toothpaste Ingredient Could Fight Malaria – Research

Research carried out in part by an Artificially-Intelligent (AI)‘robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria. In a study in the journal Scientific Reports, scientists from Britain’s Cambridge University who used the AI robot to conduct high-throughput screening said the ingredient, triclosan, showed the…

INEC Registers 95, 434 Voters In Niger, Deploys 742 Personnel

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Niger on Thursday said it deployed 742 personnel to political wards across the state to ensure massive registration of eligible voters. Prof. Samuel Egwu, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna. ”We have so far…

‘Shithole’: Group Tells Trump Of Nigerians’ Immense Contributions To U.S.

The Nigerian Lawyers Association has joined numerous Nigerian groups in the U.S. to remind President Donald Trump of the immense contributions that Nigerians in the United States are making to the country. The Nigerian lawyers group, in a statement by its President, Gbemisola Aregbesola, expressed what it termed its “profound disappointment” with Trump’s alleged recent…

Turkey To Take ‘Any Steps’ Necessary Against Syrian Kurdish Militia

Turkish government on Wednesday said it was ready to take any steps necessary against a Syrian Kurdish militia to ensure the security of its borders, as speculation mounted of an imminent cross border operation. The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia controls key Syrian northern towns including Manbij and Afrin and is an ally of…

Reps Expose Companies Abusing Waivers

Abuja – The House of Representatives has listed the names of companies which it claimed are neck-deep in the abuse of Federal Government waivers. The House Committee on Customs and Excise listed the companies on Wednesday, saying that they did not come with valid documents as demanded. This prompted Chairman of the Committee, James Faleke, to…

Fuel Importation In 2017: NNPC, Marketers Dupe Nigeria Of N784bn

Abuja – It was revealed in the Senate on Wednesday that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and independent marketers allegedly duped Nigeria to the tune of N784.700 billion on surplus volume of fuel importation of about 5.9 billion litres in 2017 alone. The sum, according to the upper chamber of the National Assembly, was the…

Save Anambra Communities From Herdsmen, Lawmakers Cry Out

Awka – Anambra State lawmakers have condemned the menace of cattle herders in the state and across the country, following the terror unleashed on Benue State by the herdsmen. Contributing to discussions on the issue on the floor of the House on Wednesday, Harford Ikechukwu Oseke, deputy speaker and member representing Awka South 2 State Constituency, said…