• Antibiotc resistance challenges treatment of AIDS, others – says NGO

    Antibiotc resistance challenges treatment of AIDS, others – says NGO

    It was gathered that the Viva Fidel Health Foundation, an NGO, has appealed for strong government commitment to mitigate the spread of antimicrobial resistance threatening the treatment of AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria.

    Dr Stella Agbim, Lead Advocate of the foundation, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.

    She said government should embrace greater innovations and investment in research and development of new antimicrobial medicines, vaccines and diagnostic tools to address the challenge.

    Agbim said: […]

  • End to Niger Delta challenges lie with the elite, says Osinbajo

    End to Niger Delta challenges lie with the elite, says Osinbajo

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that the end to the sundry problem of vandalisation of critical infrastructure among others in the Niger Delta region lies within the purview of the elite and other stakeholders in the area.

    He said that militants and all the aggrieved parties in the region must also meet get their problems resolved once and for all.

    This came as the presidency yesterday received another list of fresh‎ demands by the Niger Delta Peoples Congress (NDPC).

    Recall that President […]

  • Security challenges in Niger Delta over soon – Kachikwu assures Nigerians

    Security challenges in Niger Delta over soon – Kachikwu assures Nigerians

    According to reports, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has assured Nigerians that the security challenges in the Niger Delta will soon be resolved.

    Kachikwu gave the assurance in Abuja on Friday in a statement signed by the ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr Idang Alibi.

    The minister, according to the statement, observed that three attacks had taken place in the last two weeks, including Wednesday’s Forcados bombing, in spite of efforts being made to promote […]

  • Unbiased justice system will solve Nigeria’s economic challenges, says Fayose

    Unbiased justice system will solve Nigeria’s economic challenges, says Fayose

    According to reports, the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, beliefs that an unbiased justice system in Nigeria will solve that nation’s economic challenges.

    Governor Fayose spoke at the 2016 Annual Lecture Series of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ekiti State Council held in Ado Ekiti, the capital of the State.

    He predicted that the country might slide into depression in 2017 if nothing was done to revive the nation’s ailing economy.

    The Governor, who is a member of the opposition Peoples […]

  • SERAP challenges CJN to speak out on Justice Okoro’s allegations against Amaechi

    SERAP challenges CJN to speak out on Justice Okoro’s allegations against Amaechi

    Following the allegation by one of the arrest Justices of the Supreme Court, Justice John Inyang Okoro, that the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, visited his official residence to allegedly discuss election appeals in respect of Rivers State, Akwa Ibom State and Abia State, a civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP), has challenged the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and Chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, to speak out on the issue.

    SERAP […]

  • Nigeria will overcome security, economic challenges – Sultan assures

    Nigeria will overcome security, economic challenges – Sultan assures

    According to reports, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has expressed optimism that Nigeria will overcome its economic and security challenges under the incorruptible leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.

    Abubakar stated this on Friday in Abuja at an Islamic programme organised by the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary.

    The Sultan said the reality of today was glaring in the economic sabotage and restiveness in some parts of the South as well as armed […]

  • Nigeria at 56: We will overcome challenges – Dogara assures

    Nigeria at 56: We will overcome challenges – Dogara assures

    According to reports, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has facilitated with Nigerians on the occasion of the country’s 56 independence anniversary.

    A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, in Abuja on Friday said that despite the challenges confronting Nigerians,“there is every reason for the country to celebrate its independence anniversary”.

    Dogara, however, noted that the current challenges were not insurmountable, adding that “with unity of purpose, commitment, sacrifice, hardwork and […]

  • Stop blaming Buhari for economic challenges – APC chieftain

    Stop blaming Buhari for economic challenges – APC chieftain

    Alhaji Abubakar Yabo, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto state, has called on Nigerians to stop blaming President Muhammad Buhari for the economic challenges facing the country.

    He made the call on Thursday in Sokoto in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

    He said that Nigerians should hold the immediate past administration responsible for the economic situation facing their country.

    Yabo, however, expressed confidence that the policies and programmes being implemented by the Buhari administration to ameliorate […]

  • I prayed to be President, I can’t complain about challenges, says Buhari

    I prayed to be President, I can’t complain about challenges, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has said that considering how hard he prayed to become the President of the country, he cannot complain about the challenges facing the country.

    Buhari was quoted in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, as saying this while briefing Nigerian professionals in the United States about the challenges facing the country.

    The President, who hailed the professionals for representing the country well, told them that Nigeria was in crisis because the leaders […]

  • We need quick and fast solutions to our economic challenges – Buhari

    We need quick and fast solutions to our economic challenges – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the solutions to the various challenges facing Nigeria must be fast tracked by his administration in order to get the economy up and running again.

    He spoke at the 2016 Annual National Management Conference organized by the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) in Abuja with the theme: “Building a new Nigeria: Strategic Options and Policy Imperative.”

    The President, who was represented at the event by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoS), Mrs. […]

  • Buhari challenges aides on ways out of economic recession

    Buhari challenges aides on ways out of economic recession

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday challenged participants of the 2016 Cabinet Retreat on the economy to formulate pragmatic proposals on how best to tackle Nigeria’s economic recession.

    Speaking at the opening of the retreat in Abuja, the president particularly urged the cabinet members of his administration to learn from the experiences of the retreat’s facilitators and resource persons to ensure speedy economic recovery.

    He noted that the retreat had become imperative because over the years, there had been a mismatch between planned […]