THE Kano State Government at the weekend called on residents to report suspected cases of bird flu to relevant authorities for prompt action.
Dr Shehu Bawa, the Director, Veterinary Services in the state Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, made the appeal while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.
Maritime activities closed for the week with seizures of pirated boos and fake drugs, valued at N1.770 billion at the Lagos Port Complex.
The Customs Area Controller, Apapa Area 1 Command, Mr Eporwei Edike, handed over the three containers of pirated books valued at N1.5 billion to the Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC).
MALACHY UZENDU, Deputy Editor, Abuja
Business mogul, Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas, has been reported dead, aged 79. A well known sports enthusiast, Okoya-Thomas was a committed sponsor of the popular annual Asoju Oba Table Tennis Championship in Lagos.
Details of the circumstances of his death were still sketchy as at press time.
He was until his death the Chancellor of the Lagos State University and Chairman of CFAO Nigeria Limited.
ONE of the most powerful members of the Kano emirate council, the Galadiman Kano, Tijjani Hashim, is dead. He was aged 79.
An emirate source confirmed to newsmen that the Galadima died in the early hours of yesterday (Monday) in Abuja.
Late Hashim’s body was flown from Abuja where he died to Kano for burial yesterday.
GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has commiserated with the family of Justice Moshood Adio over the death of the former Chief Judge of the state.
The governor, in a statement issued in Ibadan on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media, Dr. Festus Adedayo, described the death of the politician as shocking and disheartening.
Nigerian health workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, have suspended their three-month old strike following a meeting with president, Goodluck Jonathan.
The health workers, who have been on strike since November, 2014, are all expected to return back to work on Tuesday, according to Ayuba Wabba, JOHESU’s Chairman.
Nigeria will tomorrow join the rest of the world to observe this year’s edition of World Cancer Day (WCD). A day is set aside by the United Nations/ World Health Organisation to raise awareness of cancer scourge, prevention, detection and treatment.
CHIDIMMA UCHEGBU, Abuja
INDICATIONS emerged on Friday that the management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC scheme may reduce the N4000 being charged for on-line registration and other services from the next service year.
EBOJELE AKHERE PATRICK, Benin
EDO State Government has said there is only one State House of Assembly in the state, asserting that those converging at the Assembly complex at Ring Road which is undergoing reconstruction are “dissident lawmakers” who were suspended by their colleagues.
PASTORS of various churches in all the 33 local government areas of Oyo State have pledged their support for the continuity of the Governor Abiola Ajimobi administration beyond 2015.
The pastors, under the aegis of Oyo State Pastors’ Forum, expressed the support when they paid a solidarity visit to the governor in his office in Ibadan on Monday.