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Xenophobia: Senate Cancels Trip To South Africa After House Of Reps Insisted On Sending Separate Delegation

The Senate has cancelled its planned trip to South Africa over recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country. Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided at Wednesday’s plenary, announced the cancellation of the trip ‎after about 30 minutes closed-door session of the upper chamber. He said that the lawmakers …

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Acting President Osinbajo Orders Release Of N1.6BN Loan For Women

The Federal Government has authorized the release of N1.6 billion for the National Women’s Empowerment Fund. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said this Wednesday on the occasion of the 2017 International Women’s Day. Osinbajo said the present administration was committed to protecting all women from all forms of gender-based violence, especially …

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Aide To Minister Of State For Niger Delta Affairs Resigns Over One Year Unpaid Salaries

The Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Professor Claudius Daramola, Nathaniel Adojutelegan, has resigned his appointment over one year unpaid salaries. The Ministerial aide tendered his letter of resignation in December last year but was received by the Ministry just recently. In his letter, Adojutelegan …

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Eight Years After Raising Billions, Turai Yar’Adua’s Cancer Centre Remains Abandoned, Overtaken By Weeds

​Despite securing a partnership agreement with a key organ of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, about eight years ago, and raising billions of naira in cash and materials from public and private donors, the International Cancer Centre Abuja, ICCA, a pet project of a former Nigerian First Lady, Turai …

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N5 Billion Fake Tyres: Absence Of Interpreter Stalls Trial Of Two Chinese Importers

​The inability of the prosecution to produce an interpreter on Wednesday stalled the planned arraignment of two Chinese and a Nigerian accused of importing fake tyres into the country. Taolung Shen, 36, Xu Jing Yao, 22, and Chinedu Madubuike alongside their companies, Sino Nigeria Import and Export Ltd and Nedeca …

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