FG Bans Open Drug Market In 2019

FG Bans Open Drug Market In 2019

The Federal Government says it will shut down all open drug markets this year to curb unwholesome drug distribution system. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in a statement issued after a ground breaking ceremony of the Coordinated Wholesale Centre (CWC) in Abia. Adewole, in the statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) on Wednesday, frowned at the chaotic drug distribution system…

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James Harden produced the first 60-point triple double in NBA history

James Harden  produced the first 60-point triple double in NBA history

The Houston Rockets entered Tuesday’s matchup with the Orlando Magic short-handed. No Chris Paul, due to a sore groin. No Trevor Ariza, as he works his way back from a hamstring strain. And, after the early stages of the second quarter, no Eric Gordon, as last year’s Sixth Man of the Year left with lower back stiffness. And yet: no problem. Because whoever the Rockets didn’t have, they did have James Harden … and holy hell, did James Harden have…

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Iyanya Opens Babylon Lounge With Thrilling Performance

Iyanya Opens Babylon Lounge With Thrilling Performance

Mavin Record artiste, Iyanya, was the star attraction at the opening of Babylon Lounge in Abuja recently. It was filled with fun seekers and indeed a blissful celebration as FCT residents and fans of the artistes stormed the venue to celebrate. It was fun all the way as Iyanya’s presence and performance at the night was electrifying as guests were duly entertained with his popular songs and other side attraction. Other artistes in the building made sure…

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Jega wants credible volunteers for election duties

Jega wants credible volunteers for election duties

Immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega has said excesses and recklessness of crooked politicians and their inimical activities to Nigeria’s electoral process must be substantially addressed ahead of the 2019 general election. To this end, the former chairman of the electoral umpire advocated the urgent need to reforms the Nigeria electoral processes to facilitate credibility future elections. He maintained that such reforms should encourage volunteerism, which in turn…

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Lassa fever kills 21 in Nigeria, says health officials

Lassa fever kills 21 in Nigeria, says health officials

  Twenty-one people have died from Lassa fever in Nigeria this month, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said on Wednesday, in the latest outbreak in Africa’s most populous nation. “Since the beginning of 2018, 80 cases have been classified as: 77 confirmed cases, three probable cases with 21 deaths,” the NCDC said on Twitter. Cases have been reported in 13 of 36 states while 10 health care workers had been affected, it added. Lassa…

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Crisis Brews In Kenya As Odinga Declares Self President

Crisis Brews In Kenya As Odinga Declares Self President

The Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga of National Super Alliance has been sworn in as the ‘people’s president’. Mr. Odinga took the controversial oath at Uhuru Park Grounds in Nairobi yesterday at 2.45 pm in a ceremony skipped by his co-principals KalonzoMusyoka, MusaliaMudavadi and Moses Wetangula. Holding a Bible on his right hand, MrOdinga said: “I, Raila Amolo Odinga, in full realisation of the high calling assume the office of the people’s president of the…

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Emirates crew beat, tied up 71-year-old Nigerian for eight hours for sitting in wrong seat

Emirates crew beat, tied up 71-year-old Nigerian for eight hours for sitting in wrong seat

A  71-year-old Nigerian grandpa, David Ukesone, has recounted a raw deal that he had from the crew of Emirates airline while flying from Dubai to Chicago. He was punched in the face, his mouth taped and bound like a prisoner for eight hours on his trip to reunite with his family. His offence was that he got into a dispute with the flight attendants over his seat number. And then, as Mail Online reported, matters escalated. Ukesone…

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Planned Parenthood president: ‘If government won’t change, we will change the government’

Planned Parenthood president: ‘If government won’t change, we will change the government’

The outgoing head of Planned Parenthood warned Tuesday that elected leaders should think twice about trying to curb a woman’s access to abortion. Cecile Richards, speaking at a “State of Our Union” forum in Washington, which coincided with President Trump’s State of the Union Address to Congress, said women have “beaten the odds by protecting access to affordable health care for millions of Americans and ensuring that Planned Parenthood’s doors are still open all across…

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Again Fayose defeats EFCC as court says EFCC lacks power to probe state finances

Again Fayose defeats EFCC as court says EFCC lacks power to probe state finances

The Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti has ruled that EFCC lacked power to investigate finances of a State. The court said, in federalism, the FG is not an overseer or supervisor regarding finances of a State. That only the State House of Assembly can investigate finances of a State. Consequently, the EFCC has been restrained from interfering in the running of Ekiti State by either investigating or arresting any official of the State Govt. We…

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2019: No alternative to Buhari, says el-Rufai

2019: No alternative to Buhari, says el-Rufai

Political Editor President Muhammadu Buhari remains electorally unbeatable with his attachment to the people unwavering, despite recriminations by the elite class on social and conventional media, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said. El-Rufai Governor El-Rufai, who is also Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Committee on Restructuring, also affirmed President Buhari’s endorsement of the committee’s recommendations on restructuring, saying the President was ready to give up his powers if it would help to…

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