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Shocker:24 per cent of Lagos girls have first sexual intercourse before 18-Govt,

Lagos State Government on Thursday disclosed that 24.2 percent of women in Lagos State have their first sexual intercourse before the age of 18 years. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris disclosed this while delivering a lecture  at the first Lecture and Award Series, 2017 of the Inspiration 92.3fm  held at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, Victoria Island, ... Read More »

Aborted Dinner: Buhari apologizes to Lawmakers

President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised to the leadership of the National Assembly over the cancellation of the planned dinner for the lawmakers in the State House. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President was to host the lawmakers to dinner at the new Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja, by 8:30p.m. on Thursday. He, however, met ... Read More »

Presidency receives Report N0.3 on Maina as FG contacts INTERPOL

The Presidency has received a third report on the scandal involving the Chairman, Presidential Task Force of Pensions Reforms, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina. Punch learnt that the third report was prepared by the Acting Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission. The report was said to have been submitted to the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari. The two ... Read More »

Misau Misfired “I released vehicles to ADC not First Lady”-IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said on Thursday that he released two cars for the security of the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, and not for her personal use as alleged by the lawmaker representing the Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Senator Isa Misau. Idris, who spoke through the police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said he released a Toyota Sienna ... Read More »

Opinion:Uruan The New Deal

By Joe Iniodu The Udom administration has instituted and commenced a comprehensive process to change  the transportation narrative of the people of Uruan Local Government through the construction of roads totaling about 53 kilometers and cutting across major economic hubs within the local government as well as providing access to the largely agrarian settlement which is bounded by Uyo, Itu, ... Read More »

Breaking:Saraki, Dogara storm out of Aso Rock

Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Speaker, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara today stormed out of Ask Rock after some overzealous security men insisting on searching  the principal officers. Sources said that the men had been invited to Aso Villa in a white tinted can and once they got to the gate, the security men them asked all the men ... Read More »

Drama as EFCC Arrests Mandators’ Victor Eshiet over 419 Case

  There was mild drama in front of the Lagos State Magistrate Court 1, Ikeja when Victor Eshiet of the popular music group, Mandators tried to evade arrest by officials of the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Eshiet has for the past few years been in court with a Lagos-based businessman, Maurice Etim who had accused the US-based musician ... Read More »

“WHO Can’t take back what it never gave”-Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly said that he was never “formally informed of his appointment as the World Health Organisation goodwill ambassador in the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs). According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba said the nonagenarian would have “rejected the invitation to take up the post as it is not in Zimbabwe’s national ... Read More »

“Yes,Oando cooked its books”-SEC reveals

The apex regulator of the Nigerian capital market, Securities and Exchange Commission, said there were misstatements in Oando Plc’s audited financial statements for the 2013 and 2014 financial year arising from Oando Exploration and Production Limited transaction. This revelation was contained in a letter addressed to the Group Chief Executive Officer of Oando, Adewale Tinubu, by SEC. In the letter ... Read More »

Maina goes into hiding again

The manhunt for former Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Pensions, Abdulrasheed Maina has begun again-and it seems the man has gone into hiding. Our sources have confirmed that since his cover was blown over the weekend, Maina has not reported to work at the Ministry of Interior even as the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are on his trail. ... Read More »