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We’re collaborating with Ministry of Education to fast track enrollment of students, staff of territory institutions- OYSHIA

The Executive Secretary, Oyo State Health Insurance Agency(OYSHIA), Dr Sola Akande, has disclosed that the agency is collaborating with the Ministry of Education to fasten and fast track the enrollment of staff and students of all the tertiary institutions in the state. According to Akande, student have access to the standard package once they pay, adding that the service will be...

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Bakare visits Buhari, says Nigeria needs leader ‘who can drive us to Eldorado’

The Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), formerly known Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that what Nigeria needs at present is a President who is most competent to drive the country to the Eldorado and not agitation for power rotation. Bakare said this on Friday while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a private...

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22 Thai sailors arrested for attempting to smuggle 32.9kg cocaine into Nigeria

Twenty two Thai citizens have been arrested and detained at the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft, Apapa, Lagos, over an alleged attempt to smuggle 32.9kg cocaine from Brazil to Nigeria. The suspects, who are sailors, were arrested on Thursday aboard MV CHAYANEE NAREE, by a joint security team following an intelligence report from the UK Border Force. It was gathered that...

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Nigerian awarded €30,000 for being called ‘chimpanzee’ by boss in Ireland

An Irish company, CPL Solutions Ltd, has been ordered to pay €30,000 a Nigerian employee, Victor Kings Oluebube, over racist discrimination he was subjected to by his team leader. Oluebube, who was assigned by CPL Solutions to Kuehne & Nagel as a warehouse operative, had reported that in late February 2019, that his team leader called him a chimpanzee and made monkey...

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How we made Kano one of most peaceful states in Nigeria- Ganduje

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has called on Nigerians to embrace dialogue, respect and understanding to resolve their differences, saying the country has come too far for anyone to think of breaking away. Ganduje stated this on Thursday at a one-day North West Citizens Summit for National Integration, Peace and Security organised by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) in...

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Biafra outfit: How I was treated in detention- Nollywood actor

Veteran Nollywoonld actor, Chinwetalu Agu, has spoken on how he was treated while in custody at the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Enugu, and the Department of State Services (DSS), Abuja. The actor, who was arrested by soldiers after he was spotted wearing an outfit with Biafra insignia , said security operatives treated him with respect in detention. Soldiers had picked him up...

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Adebowale emerges new UI Vice Chancellor

The Governing Council of the University of Ibadan (UI) has named Prof. Kayode Adebowale, the new substantive vice chancellor (VC) of the university. Adebowale, a professor of Chemistry and the current deputy vice chancellor, administration, was announced as the 13th VC by the chairman of the Governing Council, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. Odigie-Oyegun made the announcement around 8:00 pm Thursday at the...

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PDP chairmanship: Ex-Senate President emerges consensus candidate

Former Senate President, Dr.Iyorchia Ayu, has emerged as the northern consensus candidate for the position of national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The post has already been zoned to the North by the party. Ayu, a Benue State indigene, had earlier been endorsed by the party's stakeholders from the North Central zone. He emerged as the consensus candidate after...

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Why Anambra deputy governor defected- APGA

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has dismissed the defection of the deputy governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke, to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as “inconsequential.” Okeke was formally presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by Mai Mala Buni and Hope Uzodimma, governors of Yobe and Imo at the State House, Abuja, on Wednesday. However, a statement issued in Awka by APGA National...

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CBN orders banks to adopt official forex rate for intra-African transactions

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed commercial banks to adopt the exchange rate in the importer and exporter window (I&E) for cross border payments through the Pan-African Payments and Settlement System (PAPSS).A PAPSS is a centralised payment and settlement infrastructure for intra-African trade and commerce payments.It was developed by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in partnership with the West African Monetary Institute...

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Manebody Cosmetics donates scented natural pink sugar soap bars to breast cancer survivors in Nigeria

As the world commemorates breast cancer awareness in the month of October, 2021, one of Nigeria’s foremost manufacturers of beauty and skin care products, Manebody Cosmetics Limited, has donated 100 special perfectly scented natural pink sugar soap bars to breast cancer survivors in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The pink sugar bars manufactured by the Abuja-based company, Manebody Cosmetics, were originally made...

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Oyo moves to revoke contracts from 22 firms

Oyo State Government, on Thursday, said it will not hesitate to revoke unexecuted contracts on renovation and construction projects, under its 2012-2018 UBEC/SUBEB Intervention Project from defaulting contractors The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Nureni Adeniran, stated this during a meeting with 22 contractors handling various projects across the state. According to him, this is in...

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UI VC race: Eight shortlisted for final interview

The process of selecting the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI) will continue on Thursday, October 14, following the screening exercise conducted on Wednesday. The Joint Senate-Council Selection Board had on Wednesday reduced the number of candidates vying for the position to eight after screening the 15 applicants. The eight successful candidates will participate in the final interview...

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