FG inaugurates health insurance committee for retirees, elderly

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Monday in Abuja, inaugurated a ministerial committee that will develop a framework for the provision of health insurance for retirees and the elderly in Nigeria. Ehanire said it was part of the present administration’s commitment to improve access to healthcare in the country. According to him, the... Continue Reading →

Police arrest wanted pirate after attack on passenger boat in Rivers

The Police Command in Rivers has arrested one Daniel George, suspected to be a pirate, over his alleged involvement in the attack on a passenger boat in Bonny waterways. NAN reports that the attack happened in the early hours of Thursday, with many of the passengers aboard the boat sustaining injuries. A fisherman resident in... Continue Reading →

Crude, gas pipelines at Shell, Agip oil fields in Bayelsa damaged by explosions

  Unidentified persons on Monday attacked oil facilities operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) at Ikarama community, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa. Mr Ben Warder, a youth leader in Ikarama near the incident site, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday that residents heard several... Continue Reading →

Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Abuja

Reverend father, Matthew Dajo of the St Anthony Catholic Church in Yangoji village, Kwali Area Council in Abuja has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. The FCT police spokesperson, Miriam Yusuf who confirmed the incident said the priest was abducted on Sunday, November 22 around 9:47pm after the gunmen stormed his residence with sophisticated weapons, NAN... Continue Reading →

Police rescue kidnapped victim in Calabar, arrest three suspects

The Cross River Police Command has rescued a kidnapped victim, Emmanuel Akpan-Udo and arrested three suspects connected with his kidnap. The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulkadir Jimoh, in a statement on Sunday in Calabar, said the suspects were arrested on Nov. 21 in Calabar, NAN reports. Jimoh said the victims’ vehicle was also recovered... Continue Reading →

#EndSARS: We have not been petitioned over shootings at Lekki – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has said that they have not received any formal petition over their alleged shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on Oct. 20. The counsel for the Nigerian Army, Mr Akinlolu Kehinde (SAN), made the assertion on Saturday before the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of... Continue Reading →

PHEDC to distribute 77,097 prepaid meters to consumers — Official

Mrs Chioma Aniwe, Acting Head, Corporate Communications, Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC), says the company will commence the distribution of 77,097 prepaid meters to its customers from December. Aniwe, who said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Calabar, however, disclosed that the distribution company had over... Continue Reading →

Road accident kills one, injures five in Osun – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Osun has said that one person was killed and five others injured in a road accident which occurred on Thursday on Ipetu- Ijesa expressway in the Oriade Local Government Area. The Sector Commander, Mrs Kudirat Ibrahim, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in... Continue Reading →

28-year-old caught with 1.1kg of cannabis sentenced to prison

A Federal High Court in Lagos State on Thursday, sentenced a 28-year-old man, Akeem Sanusi, to 18 months imprisonment for peddling 1.1kg of hemp. Sanusi was charged with drug trafficking by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Earlier, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, who reviewed the facts of the case, tendered a written statement of the... Continue Reading →

UN says COVID-19 responsible for recent protests in Nigeria

The United Nations (UN) has identified the socio-economic impact of Coronavirus pandemic as the main factor responsible for the social unrest being witnessed in some countries across the world, including Nigeria. The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Hajiya Amina Mohammed, stated this when she addressed State House correspondents at the end of her official... Continue Reading →

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