Meningitis: Things you must do to prevent spread of deadly disease

Following the death of about 328 as a result of the recent outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis, CSM, in some parts of Nigeria, experts have advised on how to avoid being affected by the disease that is caused by excessive heat. The disease is mostly caused by a bacteria called Neisseria meningitides. Bacterial meningitis is an…

BREAKING: Customs boss, Ali bows to Senate, suspends duties on old vehicles

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has suspended the controversial‎ motor duty payment. Joseph Attah, Customs Public Relations Officer, in a statement on Wednesday said the decision was taken after the leadership of the National Assembly and the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) met with a view to resolving the impasse. “They both agreed…

Buhari’s health: Presidential aides fair enough to Nigerians – Yakassai

A former Political adviser to ex-President Shehu Shagari, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has told Nigerians to be contented with what they are told about President Muhammadu’s health issues by the presidential aides. Yakassai believes the presidency has been fair enough with the amount of information given to the public concerning Buhari’s health. According to him, “In…

BREAKING: DSS operatives pick up James Ibori on arrival in Nigeria

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have reportedly picked up former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, who arrived back in Nigeria in the early hours of Saturday. An official who spoke with TheCable, said it should not be interpreted as an “arrest”. “It was pre-arranged that he should have a chat with the…

FG to increase tax on champagne, other luxury items

The Federal Government has announced plans to increase tax on luxury items like champagne. This was revealed by the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. Nigerians still pay 5% VAT, which was introduced by the military government in 1994 and is one of the lowest in the world….

BREAKING: Rasheed Gbadamosi dies at 72

Former chairman of Petroleum Products Prices Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi, has passed on.   He died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 72.   Chief Gbadamosi has been reportedly battling ill-health for some years and has received medical attention both in Nigeria and abroad.   He was a former Minister of National Planning…

Commissionership: Court gives Aregbesola seven days to prepare defence

An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo on Thursday, October 27, 2016 ordered the state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola to within seven days file all necessary papers to defend himself on why he refused to constitute his cabinet since 2014. Aregbesola through his counsel, Barrister Fatimo Adesina urged the court to consider the governor’s…

NMA urges National Assembly to make Buhari implement National Health Act

The President of Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Mike Ogirima, has called on the National Assembly to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently implement the National Health Act passed into law since 2014. Ogirima made the call on Wednesday during a peaceful procession made to the state Assembly complex in Jos, Plateau State. The…