Thailand Bans Smoking On 24 Popular Beaches

A smoking ban will come into effect at 24 Thailand’s most popular beaches across 15 provinces on Feb.1, the regulation promulgated by the Ministry Thailand of Natural Resources and Environment said on Wednesday. According to the ministry, 24 beaches in 15 provinces across the country are declared no-smoking zones. Report says violators will face fines of up…

UN Launches $157m Appeal Fund For Boko Haram Victims

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and its humanitarian partners on Wednesday launched an inter-agency funding appeal of 157 million dollars for people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin region. Ms Kelly Clements, Deputy UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said at the appeal launch in Niamey that “the Boko Haram crisis lingers…

Nigeria running bastardized political structure – APC chairman, Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Oyegun, has said the country is running a “bastardized political structure”. Oyegun stated this at the public presentation of the report of the APC Committee on True Federalism on Wednesday, at the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. According to him, only true federalism, which…

Nigeria not ready for liberal democracy – Prof. Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC). Prof. Itse Sagay, Wednesday said Nigeria is not ready for the operation of liberal democracy. According to him, the Federal Government needed to apply strength and discipline in operating the democratic dispensation to speedily develop the country. Sagay stated this at the 27th Convocation Lecture of…

FG, PERL hosts Nigeria’s first-ever media dialogue on the proposed 2018 federal budget

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Budget Office of the Federation, in collaboration with the UK Department for International Development’s Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) programme on Wednesday held a media dialogue in Abuja on the proposed 2018 federal budget. Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation Ben Akabueze While…