Nigeria

An Ekiti State Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has granted an ex-parte application brought before it to remand one Olukayode Adebayo (37) in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti. In her ruling, Magistrate Mojisola Salau said, remanding the defendant will allow the Police to complete their investigation while the Prosecutor, Inspector Sadiq Adeniyi […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the death of one hundred and two persons due to Lassa fever. This confirmation comes via the website of the agency. NCDC noted that cases of Lassa fever have risen to 4,632 in the country, thus putting states in Nigeria on red alert of the virus. […]

Ten Nigerian Athletes have been disqualified from competing at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The athletes were disqualified for not meeting the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15 governing National Anti-Doping Federations according to a statement from the Athletics Integrity Unit made available to ait.live The Athletics Integrity Unit is an independent body created by […]

The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) has identified Lagos State as the epicenter of Tuberculosis in the country, adding that more than 300,000 cases are left undiagnosed nationwide every year. Speaking during a virtual interview with journalists yesterday, the director, technical programmes, USAID Tuberculosis Local Organizations Network (TB LON 3) project, Olugbenga Daniel, said […]

The governors of southern states have rejected the proposed three percent share to host communities in the Petroleum Industry Bill recently passed by the House of Representatives. A communique issued by the governors at the end of their meeting in Lagos said, the governors, instead, supported five per cent shares to the communities. The governors, […]

The Director-General of World Trade Organization, WTO Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala wants the Nigerian government to implement the safe school initiative to stop the spate of attacks on schools in the country. Speaking during a visit to Nigeria’s women affairs Pauline Tallen in Abuja, the WTO boss said, schools in Nigeria, especially in the rural areas […]

The Federal Executive Council ( FEC), on Wednesday approved 1.5 billion dollars for the rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refinery. The 38th virtual meeting of FEC was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the state house Abuja. Briefing State House Correspondents after the meeting, Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, said the rehabilitation will […]

Nigeria has successfully defended the U-19 boys’ volleyball nations cup following a 3-0 win over Morocco on the last day of competition to complete a perfect record in the tournament. By this victory Nigeria has qualified for the U-19 world championship billed for Iran later in the year. Cameroon booked the second ticket allotted to […]

Edo State Government says it is in receipt of doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for distribution in the state. A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, states that the doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines are already in the state with the government finalising arrangements for its deployment across […]


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