By Sola Ogundipe
ABOUT two decades ago, the notion around the world was that Nigeria would be the last country in the world to eradicate polio. There was good reason for this notion. At that point in time the idea of polio eradication was a pipe dream.
•Dr Faisal Shuaib
Nigeria had the largest reservoir for the wild polio virus. Its burden and transmission rates of polio were also among the highest in the world.
Today, however, it is a completely different story. There has been no case of polio in the country since the last documented case on 21st August, 2016. Now, the country … >>> Read Full Story
Late Amb. Edward Aina
The Association of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN) has expressed sadness over the demise of Amb. Edward Aina.
Aina served as Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Namibia, Ambassador to Japan and France before retiring from the Service.
Amb. Mbanefor Obiakor, Secretary General of the Association said in a statement that Aina, 72, who was an active member of the association, died on Friday in Abuja.
Obiakor said that the highly revered career diplomat, contributed significantly to the liberation of Southern African countries and the fight to ending apartheid in Southern Africa.
According to him, “He was at the Liberation Committee Headquarters … >>> Read Full Story
African investor and philanthropist, Mr. Tony Elumelu, in a keynote speech delivered before global leaders, at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Yokohama, Japan, has challenged the Government of Japan to invest five per cent of its $50 billion commitment to Africa, in empowering African entrepreneurs.
“At TICAD 2016 in Kenya, Japan pledged $30 billion for Africa. This year you have generously increased this to $50 billion. If we invested just five per cent in Africa’s new generation of entrepreneurs, following my Foundation’s robust, proven model of getting capital directly to those best placed to catalyse growth … >>> Read Full Story
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has charged operatives of the Commission to diligently carry out their duties in the area of investigation bearing in mind that diligently investigated cases will not only ensure that justice is served but also, enhance the rising profile of EFCC as one of the topmost law enforcement agency in the world.
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Magu’s charge came on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in a remark made through the South East Zonal Head, Usman Imam during a lecture organised by the … >>> Read Full Story
Some of the operators of the scam at the Blue Key Investment Club
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office have arrested 19 staff of a fake investment company floating an alleged Ponzi Scheme that has defrauded members of the public to the tune of N2 billion.
The Chairman of the company, Neenwi Swanu is on the run.
The company, Bluekey Investment Club, operating from Sonia Mall, 42 Woji Road, YKC Junction, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission( CAC) as a software development and general contracting firm, but veered into an interest-yielding Ponzi Scheme, … >>> Read Full Story
Thugs nearly broke my head, says ex-governor
Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
The former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, said he narrowly escaped being attacked on Friday as he staged a surprise visit to the Ekiti State House of Assembly shortly after the lawmakers summoned him to appear over alleged fraud.
The former governor explained that some people he described as thugs nearly attacked him shortly after he left the Assembly, saying “even one of them nearly broke my head”.
Fayose said the suspected thugs trailed him with a Hilux van from the Assembly and that he managed to escape from the assailants.… >>> Read Full Story
…Say country under siege by criminals, corruption still endemic, economy declining irretrievably
By Ikechukwu Nnochiri & Henry Ojelu
President Muhammadu Buhari last week assigned his ministers to the various ministries and charged them to assist him in making life better for the generality of Nigerians in his second and final lap of governance.
And as the ministers settle down for business, lawyers in the country have demanded an improvement in governance in President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term.
Reviewing the performance of his administration in his first four years as a democratically elected president especially on his three-point agenda of security, economy and fight … >>> Read Full Story