Month: March 2021

Police arrest alleged robbers, cultists in Ikorodu

BY DEJI OGUNSOLA CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State Command, says the police have arrested three suspected traffic robbers and those buying stolen goods in Ikorodu area of the state. Adejobi confirmed the arrest in a statement on Monday, noting that the police also recovered N139, 000 cash, cell phones, …

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255 Nigerians stranded in Saudi Arabia arrive in Abuja

BY DEJI OGUNSOLA The Nigerians In Diaspora Commission has announced the arrival of 255 Nigerians who were stranded in Saudi Arabia. NIDCOM said the returnees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja via Saudi Air Flight SV3405 at about 1pm on Monday, March 29, 2021. The Commission said the “returnees, as part of a …

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Over 120 Million Nigerians Facing Energy Poverty, Says Sylva

BY DEJI OGUNSOLA The minister of state for petroleum resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said over 120 million Nigerians are experiencing energy poverty despite the huge natural gas resources in the country. Sylva said this today at the pre-summit conference of the 2021 Nigeria international petroleum summit in Abuja. According to the minister, the economic …

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Gas Revolution: Our Objective Is To Transform Nigeria Into An Industrialised Nation – Buhari

BY DEJI OGUNSOLA President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that one of the objectives of his administration is to transform Nigeria into an industralised nation with the help of the gas sector. He said that his administration would fully utilise the enormous gas resources in the country to uplift the economy and drive industralisation. The President …

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Nimc Launches New Mobile App For Sim-Nin Linkage

BY DEJI OGUNSOLA The national identity management commission has launched a new mobile web service application and improved national identity number (NIN) slips for public use, ahead of the deadline expiration for linkage of subscribers identity module (SIM) cards with national identity numbers (NIN) on April 9. The head of corporate communications of NIMC, Kayode …

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FG Yet To Release Fund For Sports Festival, Says LOC Official

BY DEJI OGUNSOLA The federal government is yet to release the fund it promised Edo state for the hosting of the 2020 national sports festival with less than a week to its commencement. A project manager in the media and communications sub-committee of the festival’s local organising committee, Musa Ebomhiana disclosed this on Sunday in …

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Resident Doctors To Begin Indefinite Strike On Thursday

BY DEJI OGUNSOLA The leadership of the Nigerian association of resident doctors (nard) has disclosed that the association will embark on a nationwide strike from Thursday. The president of Nigerian association of resident doctors, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi said that the industrial action would be total and indefinite, if the federal government fails to meet its …

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NAFDAC alerts Nigerians to fake insulin tea for diabetes

BY-DEJI OGUNSOLA The national agency for food and drug administration and control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians about the circulation of fake insulin tea for diabetes. NAFDAC therefore, warned against buying or taking the fake tea because of its negative health implications. The advice was contained in a statement by the director-general of the agency, prof. …

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Buhari, Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Governors, Others Extol Ex-Lagos Governor At 69

BY DEJI OGUNSOLA President Muhammadu Buhari, senate president Ahmad Lawan, and speaker house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila  have eulogised ex-Lagos state governor Asiwaju bola Tinubu, who clocks 69  today . Buhari, in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, described Tinubu as a key pillar of the ruling all …

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