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PSL foundation empowers 50 youths with N5 million

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure An NGO, Possibility Specialist Foundation (PSL), has empowered no fewer than 50 youths with the donation of N5 million to them. The foundation said the resolve to donate the money to the selected youths was aimed at developing entrepreneurship and vocational businesses. The Leadman of the foundation, Abraham Egona, said that the …
The Sun Nigeria.

Access Bank, GE Healthcare to provide healthcare providers with cost-efficient, flexible financing

Chinenye Anuforo As part of continued efforts to revamp Nigeria’s health sector, Access Bank has announced a partnership with GE Healthcare Systems to provide cost-efficient and flexible financing for healthcare providers. The finance scheme is specifically designed to address major challenges experienced by healthcare providers in accessing finance, including onerous documentation and stiff collateral requirements, …
The Sun Nigeria.


Kaduna: 659 corps members sworn-in amidst COVID-19 protocols

Sola Ojo, Kaduna 659 Batch ‘B’ (stream IA) Corps members (311 females and 348 males) deployed to Kaduna State by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) were on Monday sworn-in by the Chief Judge of Kaduna State, Justice Muhammadu Lawal Bello. The participating corps members are to be conscious of their health, imbibe good hygiene …
The Sun Nigeria.

FG advised to make sign language compulsory for teachers, students

Okwe Obi, Abuja An NGO, Voice of Disability Initiative (VDI), has appealed to the Federal Government to include sign language as part of the requirements for teachers, and that it should be included in educational curriculum and syllabus, in order to give people with disability, particularly the deaf, a sense of belonging. VDI Executive Director, …
The Sun Nigeria.

Kogi records 20 new cases of leprosy

Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja No fewer than 20 new cases of leprosy have been recorded in Kogi State. Briefing reporters in Lokoja on Monday at the COVID-19 response palliatives distribution for communities of persons affected by leprosy and disabilities in Kogi State, the State Program Officer, Leprosy Mission Nigeria, (LMN), Mrs Hannah Fashona, explained that the …
The Sun Nigeria.

Without restructuring, Nigeria may disintegrate – Gani Adams

Lukman Olabiyi, Lagos The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to the voices of prominent Nigerians seeking restructuring or risk being responsible for the breakup of Nigeria. Adams said with the present situation in the country, there are signals that Nigeria might not last beyond 2023. He …
The Sun Nigeria.

Lagos arraigns man for assaulting LASTMA officer

Lukman Olabiyi, Lagos A man identified as Ben Emmanuel, who allegedly assaulted an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), has been arraigned before the Chief Magistrates’ Court, Yaba. Emmanuel, in the company of persons now at large, was alleged to have assaulted and inflicted injuries on Ismaila Lukman, a LASTMA officer, while …
The Sun Nigeria.


Coalition of Civil Societies urges CBN to engage Nigerians through advocacy

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Coalition of Civil Society has appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to engage Nigerians through adequate advocacy, lamenting that despite what the Apex bank has done to improve the country’s economy, it has not being heard. Speaking on Monday in Abuja, at All Civil Society national economic summit organised …
The Sun Nigeria.

Taraba Assembly approves N1.5 billion facility for agricultural development

Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Taraba State House of Assembly on Monday gave approval to the State Government to obtain a credit facility of N1.5 billion to facilitate agricultural development in the State. Speaker of the State Assembly Dr Joseph Albasu Kunini, who read the communication from the State Governor seeking the approval of the House …
The Sun Nigeria.

Plateau: Rotarians sensitise women to take polio, measles immunisation serious

Gyang Bere, Jos Following the allegation that women no longer take polio immunisation serious on the ground that Nigeria is polio-free, a group of Rotarians under the Rotary Club of Jos-Utan District 9125 came out on Monday to sensitised young women on the need to take their children for polio and other immunisations. The Rotarians, …
The Sun Nigeria.

Lagos arraigns man who allegedly assaulted LASTMA officer

  The Lagos State government has arraigned one Ben Emmanuel before a Chief Magistrate Court in Yaba for allegedly assaulting a LASTMA officer, Ismaila Lukman. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Monday by the Director of Public Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi. According to the statement, Emmanuel in the company of some …

Stop issuing reckless remand orders, CJN warns lower courts

  The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, has urged Judges of lower courts to desist from issuing reckless remand orders, especially when the court lacks the requisite jurisdiction to entertain such matters. Justice Tanko gave the warning at the virtual opening ceremony of the 2020 Biennial All Nigerian Judges Conference of the …

Obi: Rising poverty in Nigeria worrisome

  Onyekachi Eze, Abuja Former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has decried the rising poverty in the country, and said it is a threat to national growth. Obi, who is former vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, said the growing poverty rate in Nigeria should worry every concerned …

Lagos Leather Fair to hold digital exhibition

  Flora Onwudiwe The Lagos Leather Fair (LLF) Digital will be presenting a virtual space dedicated to promoting 24 of Africa’s top leather designers on Thursday November 19, 2020. The YD Agency, in a release, said that the founder of LLF, Mrs. Femi Oyelabi will  be showcasing  a capsule collection for the perusal of fashion retailers and interested buyers, themed, ‘Re-defining …

Moderna: Covid vaccine shows nearly 95% protection

  A new vaccine that protects against Covid-19 is nearly 95% effective, early data from US company Moderna shows. The results come hot on the heels of similar results from Pfizer, and add to growing confidence that vaccines can help end the pandemic, reports the BBC. Both companies used a highly innovative and experimental approach …

JUST IN: Inflation rate crosses 14%, highest jump in four years

  The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says consumer price index, which measures inflation, hit 14.23 percent in October. The inflation rate jumped by 0.52 percentage points which is the highest recorded since July 2016 when the inflation rate increased by 0.65 percentage points. Inflation measures the rate at which the prices of goods and …

Dabiri-Erewa: Three ministries to intervene in maltreatment of Nigerian traders in Ghana

    At least three federal ministries will be responding to the closure of shops belonging to Nigerians in Ghana, CEO of the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said on Monday. The intervention comes after 753 Nigerian traders signed a document asking the federal government to help them return to Nigeria, Ms. Dabiri-Erewa said …

FG releases 2020 Common Entrance Examination results

  The Federal Government has released the results of the recently conducted National Common Entrance Examination by the National Examinations Council (NECO) for admission into the 110 Unity Schools nationwide. The entrance examination which took place on October 17 had in registration 92,591, with 70,580 sitting for the examination and 16,714 unavoidable absent. Presenting the results in Abuja, the …

Atiku urges S’East, others not to dump PDP

  Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Monday urged all political zones in the country not to dump the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a message obviously targeted at members of the party in the Southeast. Reports indicate that members of the party in Southeast are set to dump the PDP for the …

Etihad to start direct flights to Israel next year

  Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said on Monday it would start daily flights to Tel Aviv in March after the United Arab Emirates and Israel’s established formal ties this year. Flight will start March 28 and will be timed to connect with Etihad services to and from China, Thailand, India and Australia, the state-owned carrier …

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