Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, has raised the alarm over the rate of Nigerians who die resulting from unhealthy diet.
Adewole also described hypertension as the leading cardiovascular disease in Nigeria and can result in stroke if untreated.
He remarked that 1 in every 5 Nigerians is hypertensive and at risk of premature death.
Presenting the keynote address in Lagos, during the First Annual Black Tie Gala event organised by the Tristate Heart Foundation (THF), to raise N500 million in support […]
Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed faith that the 2017 budget will be passed sooner than the 2016 budget was, and without any drama.
Saraki gave his assurance while speaking with State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
Saraki, who was in the Villa to consult with the President on a number of national issues, including the budget, also said the National Assembly is expecting to pass the budget in the next 10 days.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned Nigerians against fake 100 banknotes of Hong Kong Dollar (HK$100) in circulation.
This was stated in an official circular issued by CBN’s acting Director of Trade & Exchange Department, WD Gotring, to all authorized dealers, Bureau De Change operators and the general public.
CBN disclosed that they were alerted by the Hong Kong authorities on the circulation of the fake currency.
The circular reads: “The fake notes which were printed on normal A4 paper using […]
Nigerians are beginning to express anger at the directive handed down to telecom operators by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), to increase fees charged on Internet services.
Social media channels were agog with criticisms from several telecom subscribers took to their social media platforms including twitter handle and facebook to condemn the action which they said would further impoverish ordinary Nigerian on the streets.
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) for instance yesterday issued a stern warning against the planned hike […]
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), said Tuesday that the proposed increase in data rate by the telecoms operators in the country was a conspiracy against the collective interest of the common man in the country.
In a statement made available to newsmen and signed by the President, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama and Acting Secretary General, Comrade (Barr.) Simeso Amachree, the Congress said the proposed increase was unacceptable as if is aimed at frustrating the lives of the Nigerian people.
The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Dr. Babatunde Fowler, on Monday said soon Nigerians might begin to show evidence of tax payment before obtaining their passports.
Fowler said this in Abuja at the 136th meeting of the Joint Tax Board, which had the theme: “Increased Inter-Agency Co-operation to Enhance Tax Compliance and Optimise Revenue Collection,”
Fowler said: “We did take a position and I believe it would be implemented in the very near future that before you get any […]
Dangote Group has pledged to support the Federal Government and Kano State in exploring key sectors of the economy to cushion the effect of the recession among Nigerians.
The Group said in a statement on Monday in Abuja that it would explore opportunities opening up in agriculture, mining and infrastructure through partnership with the levels of government.
An Executive Director of the Group, Hajiya Halima Dangote, made the pledge at the Dangote Special Day ceremony at the Kano International Trade Fair in […]
The suspended Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank said yesterday that the former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, Tony Anenih should apologise to Nigerians for the damage he and other did the Nigerians rather than casting aspersions on Nigerians.
Frank said in a statement in Abuja that Chief Anenih should tell Nigerians one good thing he will be remembered for as a politician, adding that he also helped to destroy […]
Chief Tony Anenih, former chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that he has withdrawn from active partisan politics, adding that he would continue to avail the country of his experience, suggestions and advice as a statesman.
Anenih acknowledged that the country was going through difficult times and called for support and prayer for President Muhammadu Buhari for the wisdom and vision to steer the country back to prosperity.
Anenih spoke in Abuja at the presentation […]
Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, Emir of Kano and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has told the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola that Nigerians are waiting for him for solutions in the power sectors.
Sanusi, on Friday at the 42nd convocation lecture of the University of Benin, described Fashola as one good example of the brains we have as a nation and said that Nigerians want to hear how many houses were built, how many […]
Nigerians are known for their love for traveling around the world. These are some the things they do when they visit other countries.
The last thing any Nigerian who travels abroad wants to do is look or be different.
Nigerians generally put in the effort to blend in or endear themselves to the locals in whatever location they find themselves , however, it is amazing to know that despite their intention, certain actions still mark them out, not necessarily in a negative […]