Politics

Adamawa PDP crisis: Party’s leadership urged to intervene

Senator Elisha Abbo (PDP, Adamawa North) on Monday urged the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party to wade into the crisis rocking the Adamawa state chapter of the party. He disclosed this while speaking on a local radio programme monitored by a national daily in Yola yesterday. He said alleged injustice meted out to […]

Bayelsa Governorship: APC seeks review of Supreme Court judgement

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has filed an application at the Supreme Court, asking it to reverse a judgement that sacked David Lyon as governor-elect of Bayelsa State. A five-member panel of the apex court led by Mary Odili, had on February 13, nullified the election of Mr Lyon on the grounds that his deputy, […]

Health

Life is slow, burials fast in Italian town in virus hotspot

Coronavirus: The burial was over and done in five minutes. Just enough time for the priest to utter a prayer over the body of the elderly woman, in the presence of one relative and two undertakers. The growing coronavirus outbreak in Italy leaves little room for decorum, and Zorlesco, a northern town of 1,700 residents […]

BREAKING: Consultant Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike Over NUC Academic Requirement

The Medical and Dental Consultant Association of Nigeria has embarked on indefinite strike action to protest the National Universities Commission’s requirement demanding that clinical lecturers must acquire a doctorate qualification in order for career progression in Nigerian university system. Prof Kenneth Ozoilo, National President of MDCAN, announced the strike at a press conference in Jos, […]

Nigeria Gets EU’s N32m Aid to Tackle Lassa Fever

The European Union on Thursday announced a donation of 80,000 Euros (N32 million), in humanitarian aid to assist families affected by Lassa fever in Nigeria. A statement issued by the EU spokesman, Modestus Chuwulaka, in Abuja, said the fund would directly benefit communities in areas most affected by the outbreak. He said the EU funds […]

Metro

Life is slow, burials fast in Italian town in virus hotspot

Coronavirus: The burial was over and done in five minutes. Just enough time for the priest to utter a prayer over the body of the elderly woman, in the presence of one relative and two undertakers. The growing coronavirus outbreak in Italy leaves little room for decorum, and Zorlesco, a northern town of 1,700 residents […]

BREAKING: Former Egyptian Dictator, Hosni Mubarak, Dies At 91

Hosni Mubarak, former Egyptian dictator, has died at 91. Mubarak was a career officer in the Egyptian Air Force before joining politics. A former military and political leader, he served as fourth President of Egypt from 1981 to 2011. He was ousted as during the Arab Spring that spread across the region in 2011.