The leadership of the Africa National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party, on Friday paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode just as they commended the state government’s stance of the Coroner Verdict on the September 12, 2014 Synagogue building collapse in Lagos.
CHINEDU WOSU, Yenagoa
Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has called for the cancellation of the proposed meeting of the leaders of ex-agitators in the Niger Delta.
The World Health Organization in October will begin its assessment of the malaria vaccine Mosquirix with an eye toward making a recommendation by November.
ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, ABUJA
Senators who are members of the Group called ‘Like Minds’ yesterday said they found the decision of the anti- graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to invite the wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, in connection with an unknown investigation very curious.
Nigeria will today celebrate one year without polio incident. However, for the nation to the declared polio-free she will have to wait until 2017 if there is no reported case. The last case of polio in Nigeria was reported exactly a year today, July 24, in a 16 months old boy from Sumaila, LGA in Kano State. Also, if all pending laboratory investigations return negative in the next few weeks, the nation will officially be taken off the list of polio-endemic countries.
ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, ABUJA
President of Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) , Ayuba Wabba yesterday described salaries and allowances of political office holders in Nigeria as burden on National Purse even as the Labour Union demanded to know how National Assembly spent budget worth of N600 billion in four years.
National Economic Council meeting is in progress now at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.
AHMED MARI, Maiduguri
At least two people were killed, while several houses were burnt including those of Chief of Army Staff Major General Tukur Yusuf Buratai and that of former Borno state commissioner of education Barrister Isa Buratai, when members of Boko Haram terrorists invaded Buratai town of Biu local government area of Borno state.
AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka
A Non-Governmental Organization(NGO), Campaign for Democracy (CD), yesterday staged a peaceful protest against alleged political and socio-economic marginalization of Ndi-Igbo in the present structure of the country.
Nigerians working for China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) yesterday marched to office of the Lagos State Governor, protesting mass sack of over 500 workers.