COVID-19: China must pay Nigeria, other African countries – Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, has told China to pay repatriation to African countries over the Coronavirus pandemic. Ezekwesili, in a post on ‘The Washington Post’, said China must pay for failing to manage COVID-19, which had severely injured Africa’s development prospects and worsened the conditions of the poor. She noted that the

APC denies giving N500,000 daily allowance to COVID-19 tskforce members

A support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress known as APC Mandate Defenders (APCMD) has debunked claims by Comrade Timi Frank alleging that daily allowance for members of the Presidential Taskforce for the Control of Coronavirus is N500,000. In a statement released to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday by the National Publicity Secretary of

Coronavirus: 11 million poor Nigerians to get cash transfer, reliefs – FG

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, yesterday said the Federal Government had identified over 11 million poor Nigerians to benefit from the palliatives to cushion the harsh effects of the coronaviru pandemic. Speaking in Abuja at the briefing by the presidential task force on COVID-19, she said the

Boko Haram: Borno recruits 1,000 ‘ninja hunters’ with spiritual ‘powers to disappear’

The spiritual warfare against Boko Haram has officially commenced in Borno state. Babagana Zulum, the governor, has secretly recruited 1,000 traditional hunters from different parts of the north-east and north-west. They are believed to possess supernatural powers to resist gun shots and also disappear and appear — like Japanese ninjas. Zulum, a professor of engineering,

Governor Udom Re-appoints Godwill Akpabio’s Borther, Ukpong As Commissioner

Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has re-appointed Ukpong Akpabio, a relative to former governor of the state, Godswill Akpabio, as commissioner. Ukpong was first appointed late into the first tenure of Mr Emmanuel after another relative of Mr Akpabio, Ibanga, was sacked as Commissioner for Labour, Productivity and Manpower Planning. Ukpong was among the list

South-East Govs, Others Reject FG’s Ruga Settlements For Herdsmen

The Federal Government on Tuesday said in the next five years, the establishment of Ruga settlements in the country would stop open grazing by herdsmen and end herdsmen-farmers’ clashes across the country. It explained that the establishment of Ruga settlements, which had been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari and had started in 12 states, would