APC commences Ondo State governorship primary amidst tight security

All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced its primary election in Ondo State for the Nov. 26 governorship poll, amidst tight security and peaceful environment. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election commenced at 12:15 p.m after the accreditation, which started at 7:00 a.m ended. NAN also reports that APC had 24 governorship…

Police confirm kidnap of 15 oil workers in Rivers

Gunmen have kidnapped 15 oil workers on a road near Nigeria’s oil hub of Port Harcourt, police said on Saturday, in the latest unrest in the restive region. “Fifteen oil workers, including their driver, were abducted yesterday (Friday) by unknown gunmen who hijacked their vehicle on Omoku/Elele road after shooting into the air to scare…

NCDC confirms 5 cases of Lassa Fever in Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Rivers

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Friday, confirmed five cases of Lassa Fever in Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau and Rivers States from Aug. 24 to Sept. 2. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC, in a statement in Lagos, said two cases were reported from Plateau and one each from Rivers, Bauchi and Gombe….

Guber poll: Tension in Ondo

■ Gunmen kill LG boss, as APC holds primary election today FROM BAMIGBOLA GBOLAGUNTE, AKURE THERE is palpable tension in Akure, Ondo State capital, following the assassination of the Chairman, Caretaker Management Committee of Okitipupa Local Government area of the state, Mr Niyi Pirisola barely 24 hours to the governorship primary of the All Progressives…

Ondo Poll: Another APC aspirant withdraws from race, backs Abraham

Ahead of today’s primary election of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, another aspirant, Mr. Derin Adesida yesterday withdrew from the race to clinch the ticket of the party. Adesida, who represented Akure South/Akure North federal constituency between 2007 and 2011 at the House of Representatives lawmaker said he opted out of the race…

Lassa Fever hits Bauchi, Rivers, Gombe, Plateau

Rats: primary carriers of Lassa fever virus The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Friday, confirmed five cases of Lassa Fever in Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau and Rivers States from Aug. 24 to Sept. 2. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC, in a statement in Lagos, said two cases were reported from Plateau and…

South Africa implements HIV universal test, treatment programme

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa The South African government has started implementing the universal test and treatment programme, where every HIV positive person is put on treatment regardless of the CD4 cell count. Joe Maila, Spokesperson of the Department of Health, said on Friday in Johannesburg that until Wednesday HIV-positive people with a CD4…

Schweinsteiger listed in Man Utd Premier League squad

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been included in Manchester United’s 25-man Premier League squad. The 32-year-old World Cup winner was told by new United boss, Jose Mourinho, recently that he was unlikely to play for the Old Trafford club again. The former Germany captain retired from international football earlier this week after 24 goals and 121…

Market capitalisation up N281bn on large stocks’ demand boom

Dangote Cement and a few large cap stocks provided the needed strength to lift the benchmark index of equities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange yesterday. The share price of Dangote Cement Plc rallied on the news of an increase in the price of its cement. The All Share Index appreciated 297 points or 2.97 per cent to end above its crucial psychological level of 28,000, bringing the year-to-date negative…

Again, First Nation Airline Shuts Down Operations

Bamidele Fashube, Abuja, Nigeria GVE – Less than 24 hours an aviation airline in Nigeria suspended its operation, a new airline, First Nation has also shut down its business in Nigeria.  The Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that the domestic airline company has suspended its operations. The Director-General of the NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, confirmed the suspension in a statement….

Again, First Nation Airline Shuts Down Operations

Bamidele Fashube, Abuja, Nigeria GVE – Less than 24 hours an aviation airline in Nigeria suspended its operation, a new airline, First Nation has also shut down its business in Nigeria.  The Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that the domestic airline company has suspended its operations. The Director-General of the NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, confirmed the suspension in a statement….

After Aero, First Nation Airways suspends operations

First Nation airlines has suspended its operations barely 24 hours after Aero Contractors, another airline, announced the indefinite suspension of its own operations. Muhtar Usman, director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation The post After Aero, First Nation Airways suspends operations appeared first on TheCable.