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7 out of Ten Nigerians hypertensive-Expert

Prof. Modupe Onadeko, a retired Reproductive Medicine consultant at the University College Hospital Ibadan, says 7 out of 10 Nigerians are hypertensive. She added that 50 percent of this 7 are unaware of their condition and the remaining half are just not bothered to seek medical help to treat this condition. Onadeko disclosed this on Wednesday in Ibadan in commemoration ... Read More »

#ThePlatform: Peter Obi insists Governors must account for Security Votes

Former Anambra State Governor, Mr Peter Obi has asked that Governors should be made to account for  Security Votes, calling it unconstitutional  and a huge waste of resources. The former governor spoke as a guest at The Platform, a programme organised by Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos, on Monday. “There is nothing in our constitution called security votes. Anybody who tells ... Read More »

We are ready to help Nigeria-Chinese President

  Chinese President Xi Jinping said in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday at a meeting with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari that China eyes industrial cooperation with Nigeria. Xi noted that China stands ready to help Nigeria establish and enhance its independent industrial system, and deepen cooperation in such areas as infrastructure construction, industrial parks, natural resources development, manufacturing, industrial tie-in ... Read More »

Kachikwu orders free distribution of hoarded fuel

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has directed the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR not to seal off any petrol station but instead to auction petroleum products of any marketer found to be hoarding petroleum products at this time. Dr Kachikwu, who took a monitoring tour of petrol stations in the federal capital, said that the NNPC ... Read More »

Kolade, Ndukwe behind N60billion TSA collection Company

  Story By Leke Adeosun Nigeria’s former High Commissioner to the UK, Dr. Christopher Kolade and Former Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Ernest Ndukwe are the Board Chairman and Director respectively of the company that has been fingered in the N60billion TSA commission palaver. The  company called  SystemSpecs Limited was founded in 1991 as provider ... Read More »

Hot slaps, verbal fireworks erupt in House and Senate over Commitees

  Story by Harold Udoka The agitation by the nation’s federal lawmakers for supremacy and juicy committee positions boiled over, yesterday, when two members of the House of Representatives exchanged blows minutes before the day’s plenary session. The exchange of slaps and blows caused the legislators to defer sitting and resort to caucuses during which a resolution was taken by ... Read More »

Nigeria would hit a recession in 2016 unless-NEXIM Bank MD reveals

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has prognosticated a possible economic recession in 2016. This possible worst outcome of the present slump is something I am sure President Muhammadu Buhari would do everything to prevent. No president wants to be known in history as a ‘Recession President.’ However, this undesirable economic situation can sometimes become a reality, even in ... Read More »

Golden Eaglets cruises past Brazil

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets defeated  world super powers Brazil 3-0 to qualify for the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The ever impressive Victor Osimhen opened the scoring for Nigeria after 29 minutes for his eighth goal of the competition. Kingsley Michael made it 2-0 in the 30th minute off an assist from Osimhen befor Udochukwu Anumudu made it 3-0 ... Read More »

“Devaluation?No way”-says VP Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

You can take it to the bank! Nigeria is not going to devalue its currency despite the present economic downturn so says Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbaji Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said yesterday that devaluation  of the naira which currently exchanges for N197 to the dollar at the official market. is not the appropriate option under the prevailing economic realities. ... Read More »

Corruption still high in corporate Nigeria-global survey

84% of companies with Nigerian headquarters responding to Control Risks’ annual survey “International Attitudes To Corruption” have formal policies in place that explicitly forbid bribes, almost closing the gap on the global average of 87%. This is one of a number of positive developments highlighted in a report published today by Control Risks, the global business risk consultancy. However, the ... Read More »