Peter Obi dismisses rumours he had a heart attack saying he only visited hospital because he was feeling feverish

FORMER Anambra State governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate Peter Obi has denied that he is suffering from a heart attack pointing out that he is only felt feverish yesterday and decided to visit the hospital for treatment.



Nans warns Governor Akeredolu that he risks all our war for commercialising education in Ondo State

GOVERNOR Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has been warned by the National Association of Nigeria Students (Nans) to desist from commercialising education or he should be prepared for an all out confrontation.



Inspector-general of police tells senators that his force is not funded well enough to combat crime wave

ACTING inspector-general of police Mohammed Adamu has confessed to senators that he is powerless to end the ongoing breakdown in security across the country because his force is badly under-funded and ill-equipped to combat the menace.



NFF president Amaju Pinnick and four other officials charged with pocketing Fifa subvention

NIGERIAN Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick and four other officials have been charged with the misappropriation of $8,400 paid as a subvention by global footballing body Fifa.



Nigeria's Professor Tijjani Bande to become next president of the UN General Assembly

NIGERIA'S permanent representative of Nigeria to the United Nations Professor Tijjani Mohammad Bande has been appointed the next president of the United Nations General Assembly when the tenure of the current incumbent expires in September.



Presidency denies offering Macban N100bn but says they are no different from Ohaneze or Afenifere

PRESIDENCY officials have denied reports that the government has offered the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (Macban) N100bn ($276m) to get Fulani herdsmen to end their orgy of violence saying all that is taking place is a dialogue.



Should we force the pace of development and turn off the oil taps? Personally, I have nothing to fear from this as agriculture will easily come to the rescue

By Ayo Akinfe


Nigeria is estimated (we do not even have exact figures) to earn about $37bn a year from the sale of petroleum products. I for one have no doubt in my mind whatsoever that if we turned off the oil taps today, agriculture alone could generate that figure.



Pensioners union asks Buhari to call labour minister Ngige to order after he creates rival body

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has been asked by the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) to call labour minister Dr Chris Ngige to order after he is alleged to have sought to divide the body using nepotistic and ethnic divisive tactics.



Cross River community expels 2,000 Ebonyians and ransacks their shops over missing kinsmen

ABOUT 2,000 Ebonyians have been driven out of neighbouring Cross River State after a community spat blew up into a full blown dispute that saw armed youths attack shops and partake in an act of ethnic cleansing.



British NHS plans to embark on ambitious international recruitment drive in search of nurses

BRITAIN'S National Health Service (NHS) plans to embark on an ambitious international recruitment drive in a desperate bid to get foreign nurses over the next five years as manpower shortages are straining the system.




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