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Nigerian govt, States flout African Union’s 15 percent health budget benchmark

Federal and state governments in Nigeria continue to flout the 15 percent health funding benchmark for African countries, according to ONE Campaign. The global movement against extreme poverty and preventable disease said this is despite the disastrous COVID pandemic and healthcare challenges. A new report titled “Post-Pandemic Health Financing by State Governments in Nigeria 2020 …

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Back to sender – Fani-Kayode blasts Atiku, Peter Obi’s supporters over reports on Tinubu

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Femi Fani-Kayode, has berated those claiming that the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu was ill or dead. Fani-Kayode said those claiming Tinubu was ill or dead would be put to shame. In a series of tweets, the former Aviation Minister insisted that Tinubu was alive, well, and …

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Senate orders NUPRC to return Atala Oil (OML 46) to original owners

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges And Public Petitions, on Thursday, mandated the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPR), to restore the Atala Marginal Oil field (OML 46) to its former owners. The oil field, which was originally owned by the trio of Bayelsa Oil Company Limited (BOCL), Hardy Oil Nigeria Limited (HONL) and Century …

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100 per cent automation will address revenue loss in Nigerian ports – Customs

The Public Relations Officer of TinCan Customs, Mr Uche Ejesieme, said 100% automation of its services will address the issue of revenue loss, other challenges caused by corruption, wharf rates, inefficiency and poor infrastructure. Uche made this disclosure in an exclusive chat with DAILY POST on Wednesday. He added that the concession of the port …

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2023: Prioritise your safety, it is when you are alive that you can write stories – Omipidan to journalists

Chief Press Secretary to Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state, Mr. Ismail Omipidan, has advised journalists to prioritise their safety prior and during the forthcoming general elections in 2023. Omipidan noted that the need to prioritise their safety was necessary, because, it is when they are alive that they can write stories. He spoke during …

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Federal Government issues fresh loan to 1.4million Nigerians

The Federal Government said it has targeted over 1.4m Nigerian for the second phase of the government Empowerment and Enterprises Program, GEEP, loan. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Faruk, stated this on Thursday at the official flag-off of the program in Dutse, the state capital of the state. Represented by Permanent …

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AIG cautions PCRC members against forming parallel organizations

The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 6 Headquarters, Calabar AIG Okunlola Kola Kamaldeen, has cautioned members of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) from forming parallel organisations. This on the the backdrop where members within zone six are forming similar organs in the South-South region whereas the police do not operate such geo-political structures. In …

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Kwara Hotels workers protest non-payment of seven months salaries

Workers of Kwara Hotels, on Thursday morning, paralysed activities in the hotels over alleged unpaid seven months salaries and 18 months service charges. The workers of the facility, owned by the state government, locked the entrance of the hotels accusing the management of poor welfare. The workers, who trooped out in large numbers during the …

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Ex-HOS, Oronsaye faults EFCC’s investigation into alleged N191m pension fraud

A former Head of Service of the Federation (HoS), Mr Steven Oronsaye, on Thursday at the Federal High Court in Abuja faulted the mode adopted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the investigation of the alleged malpractices brought against him in relation to Federal pensions. Oronsaye, who was cross-examined by EFCC lawyer, …

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Buhari makes case for return of stolen assets, artefacts

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration’s commitment to facilitate the return of Nigeria’s assets in form of artefacts and cash taken out of the shores of the country. He made the pledge on Thursday against the backdrop of 72 Benin Bronzes expected to be returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom. In a message …

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EPL: Paul Merson predicts scorelines for Arsenal vs Liverpool, Chelsea, Man Utd, others

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has predicted the outcome of the Premier League match-day ten fixtures taking place this weekend. Chelsea will host Wolves at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, while Manchester City will face Southampton at the Etihad Stadium. Everton will clash with Manchester United on Sunday night at Goodison Park, and Brighton will tackle Tottenham …

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University Don decries state of insecurity in Nigeria, cautions journalists on reportage

A University Don, Professor Adesina Lukuman Azeez, on Thursday, decried the state of insecurity in Nigeria with few months to the 2023 general elections in the country. Professor Adesin, Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, said the unabated security challenges that Nigeria had been contending with in the last ten years, was …

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