President arrives in Port Harcourt on Wednesday to assess facilities
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Following Rivers State government’s decision to host next year’s Senior African Wrestling Championship in Port Harcourt, the President of United World Wrestling – Africa, Fouad Meskout, will arrive in the…

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PDP Chieftain Carpets Wechie
PDP Chieftain Carpets Wechie
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A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, Hon Isaac Okakwu, has joined in condemning the recent statement by the Executive Director of…

El-Rufai, Amaechi, Oyegun hold ’emergency meeting’ with Buhari in London [PHOTO]
El-Rufai, Amaechi, Oyegun hold ’emergency mee…
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Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi and the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) John Oyegun, on Sunday held an emergency meeting with President Muhammadu…

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University Of Port Harcourt UNIPORT students protest against closure of school fees portal
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Some students of the University of Port Harcourt, River state have protested against the closure of the school fees payment portal by the University management.An eyewitness account by Adeyemi Ademola…

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N3bn alleged scam: EFCC seals former NDDC director, Henry Ogiri’s mansion in Port Harcourt
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has sealed a mansion allegedly belonging to a former Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Niger Delta Development Commission, Henry Ogiri.
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President arrives in Port Harcourt on Wednesday to assess facilities

Following Rivers State government’s decision to host next year’s Senior African Wrestling Championship in Port Harcourt, the President of United World Wrestling – Africa, Fouad Meskout, will arrive in the state on Wednesday to inspect the facilities. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State had earlier in the year directed the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) to […]

PDP Chieftain Carpets Wechie

A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, Hon Isaac Okakwu, has joined in condemning the recent statement by the Executive Director of Integrity Group, Mr Livingstone Wechie, describing it as a ploy to ridicule Governor Nyesom Wike’s administration in the State. Okakwu made the condemnation last Wednesday, […]

El-Rufai, Amaechi, Oyegun hold ’emergency meeting’ with Buhari in London [PHOTO]

Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi and the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) John Oyegun, on Sunday held an emergency meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. The meeting was held in London on Sunday. The Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, was also present. At a thanksgiving service in Port […]

University Of Port Harcourt UNIPORT students protest against closure of school fees portal

Some students of the University of Port Harcourt, River state have protested against the closure of the school fees payment portal by the University management. An eyewitness account by Adeyemi Ademola stated  that the students were seen chanting protest songs peacefully along NTA Mgboba axis of Rivers State imploring the school authority to re-open the […]

N3bn alleged scam: EFCC seals former NDDC director, Henry Ogiri’s mansion in Port Harcourt

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has sealed a mansion allegedly belonging to a former Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Niger Delta Development Commission, Henry Ogiri. The anti-graft agency said in a Facebook post that the house, which is located at 28, New Heaven Estate, New GRA, Port Harcourt, was confiscated as part of investigation […]

Other States News

Governor Rochas Okorocha Makes 305 Youths Millionaires In Imo …

Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha has increased the number of millionaires in Imo by empowering 305 youths in the state with one million naira each. Sam Onwuemeodo, the chief press secretary to the governor. said the youths were selected from the 305 wards across the 27 local government areas of the state. The Okorocha stated […]

700 suspected cultists, 38 armed bandits arrested in 3 weeks- Anambra CP

No fewer than 700 suspected cultists and 38 suspected armed robbers were arrested in different parts of Anambra in the last three weeks, Mr Garba Umar , the state Commissioner of Police, has said. Umar disclosed this on Sunday in Awka that the arrests were clear signal that Anambra was no longer a safe haven […]

Police arrest tricycle robbery gang in Imo State

By Ifeanyi Okolie THE Police in Owerri, Imo State, have arrested three suspected notorious armed robbers, who have been terrorizing the state capital with tricycles. The suspects, Chinedu Ogieri, Morgan Smart, Jacob Ogbu,  and Chibueze Nwatameole, were arrested by men of the Scorpion Squad on routine patrol along Egbeada Ubomiri Road in Mbaitolu Local Government […]

Ezeemo emerges first guber candidate in Anambra as PPA holds primary election

The Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, has elected industrialist, Chief Godwin Ezeemo as its candidate for the November 18, governorship polls in Anambra. Ezeemo was declared winner after polling 358 votes out of the total 600 delegates. While one of the votes was invalidated because it was blank, one other was outrightly against Ezeemo who was […]

Anambra: 700 suspected cultists, 38 armed bandits arrested in 3 weeks, says CP

  No fewer than 700 suspected cultists and 38 suspected armed robbers were arrested in different parts of Anambra in the last three weeks, Mr Garba  Umar , the state Commissioner of Police, has said. Umar told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Awka that the arrests were clear signal that Anambra was no longer […]

Sports

Anthony Scaramucci, New Communications Chief, Woos Trump on TV

On the talk shows, there was little by way of detailed discussion of Mr. Trump’s agenda, perhaps a product of Mr. Scaramucci’s recent arrival in the role — which perhaps also explained a contradictory message aired on Sunday. Regarding the new Russian sanctions legislation agreed to by House and Senate conferees, Mr. Scaramucci said the […]

White House indicates Trump would sign new sanctions bill

WASHINGTON — The White House indicated Sunday President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress’ permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow. Lawmakers are scheduled to consider the sanctions package as early as Tuesday, and the […]

Glioblastoma: New tools against brain cancer

The Hippocratic Oath advises doctors to first DO NO HARM … so imagine intentionally using a virus that causes paralysis in hopes of treating the deadliest form of brain cancer. That’s what doctors are trying with some patients with Glioblastoma, the same cancer Arizona Senator John McCain is now grappling with, as. Dr. Jon LaPook […]

AFN candidate, Collins raises the alarm over cancelled presidential election

Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) presidential aspirant in the just concluded elections into the boards of national federations, Rosa Collins has questioned the rationale behind the decision of Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung to cancel the bye-elections into various sporting federations scheduled to take place a day before their inauguration. Delegates for AFN, Gymnastics […]

7 companies plan N191bn rights issue this year ..

By Peter Egwuatu .4 raised N7.2bn H1’17 … Market operators say banks, others likely to raise more funds in H2’17 AGAINST the backdrop of  economic woes which significantly impacted the Nigerian capital market in 2016 recording zero capital raise, companies quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, have begun to take opportunities occasioned by increased […]

Africa News

South Africa: Giant Strides Made in Breastfeeding

opinion By Chantell Witten South Africa has a long history of promoting breastfeeding as an important part of promoting child health in the country. Even during the height of apartheid, the health fraternity acknowledged the need to keep breastfeeding at the forefront of children’s development. The first breastfeeding campaign was launched in October 1987. Several […]

Nigeria: Three Suicide Bombers Killed in Foiled Borno Attack

Photo: Daily Trust The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it had foiled a bomb attack and killed three female suicide bombers in Konduga Local Government Council of Borno. A statement signed by Sani Usman, the Director Army Public Relations and made available in Maiduguri on Saturday night, said the incident occurred at Kawuri village of […]

South Africa: Deputy President’s Spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa Dies

Photo: GCIS Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa died in hospital on Saturday night. The Presidency announced that Mamoepa died at 23:15. “The president and deputy president convey their sincere condolences to Mr Mamoepa’s immediate and extended family, comrades, friends and colleagues,” the statement read. The veteran spokesperson took ill a month ago and […]

Kenya: President Kenyatta, Raila Odinga in Tight House Race

By Ouma Wanzala The race for State House remains tight, with Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga locked in a fierce battle, latest Ipsos poll shows. The approval rating of Mr Kenyatta has dropped by a poing while that of Mr Odinga has risen by a similar margin, the poll released on Sunday shows. Mr Kenyatta […]

Nigeria: Local and Italian Authorities Team Up Against Human Trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, and the security authorities in Italy have agreed to collaborate more effectively to curb trafficking of human beings from Nigeria to Italy. This was the outcome of a series of strategic meetings held in Italy between a delegation from NAPTIP led by the Director-General, […]

Entertainment

Nollywood stars unveiled as brand ambassadors

Chiwetalu Agu, Chioma Chukwuka and Uti Nwachukwu were unveiled as the Stanel Group’s brand ambassadors last week. The announcement took place at the commissioning of the ultra-modern luxury mega Stanel World for official take off of business activities in Awka, Anambra State. The company that also introduced its branded products and services such as Stanel […]

Exclusive: Nollywood actor John Njamah and Cameroonian wife …

Popular Nollywood actor and movie producer John Njamah welcomes bouncing baby girl exactly one year after he walked down the aisle. The movie star and his beautiful Cameroonian wife, Angwin Njamah welcomed her bundle of joy on Friday, July 21, in Lagos. The new daddy took to his Instagram handle on Sunday, July 23, to […]

Veteran Nollywood actor and poet Chief Adebayo Faleti is dead at the age of 86

Veteran Nollywood actor, poet and writer Chief Adebayo Faleti has been reported dead in Ibadan, Oyo state. He died at the age of 86 years old. According to Daily Post, late Faleti died around 6am on Sunday, July 23, at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. He was an alumni of the Ibadan Boys High […]

AFTT film festival brings Nollywood to T&T screen

In just its third edition, the increasingly popular film festival brings Nollywood for the first time to theatrical screens in TT. African Film Trinidad and Tobago, the pioneering and increasingly popular annual film festival dedicated to showcasing films from the African continent, pushes the envelope even further this year with the introduction of Nollywatch. As […]

INTERVIEW: Nollywood will die unless young actors learn from old hands, says Paul Obazele

Many Nollywood actors who have been on the scene for decades often express displeasure at the quality of content being churned out from the industry, save for a few good productions. Paul Obazele, an actor who has explored many facets of the film/television industry, is one of such persons who have reservations about the direction […]

Health

New Photo of Nigeria’s Ailing President Buhari Surfaces

WASHINGTON —  The first picture of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari seen in 78 days – since he left Abuja for medical treatment in Britain – surfaced on Sunday: a photo that shows him smiling during a luncheon meeting in London with a delegation of state governors from Nigeria. Authorities in Nigeria released the photograph, and […]

Experts brainstorm on healthcare challenges in Abuja – Premium …

The shortage of health workforce and the uneven distribution of available skilled healthcare professionals have been identified as reasons for poor healthcare service delivery in Nigeria. The Minister of State for Health, Osagie Ehanire, called on governments at all levels and private sector alike to develop human resources that would enhance the provision of quality […]

3,000 Enrol In Oyo Health Insurance Scheme – PM NEWS Nigeria

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State No fewer than 3,000 people have enrolled in the recently launched Oyo State Health Insurance Scheme (OYSHIA). The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun, said on Sunday in Ibadan that enrollees included members of the State Executive Council, lawmakers and top government officials. Arulogun urged members […]

Buhari ‘laughs at lies’ on his health

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday laughed at lies on his state of health,  Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha said after a meeting in London. Okorocha led some All Progressives Congress (APC) governors in company with National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun on a vist to Buhari, who is on medical vacation in London. Those on the trip are: […]

Nigeria and Tuberculosis – allAfrica.com

opinion Nigeria wears many badges of dishonour but has just been reported to be in yet another black spot on tuberculosis (TB) index rate, occupying the fourth position in the world behind Indonesia, China and Russia and topping the list in Africa. This is even with the assertion by the minister of health, Isaac Adewole, […]