Dangote Foundation commits N200m for Kano Specialist Hospital rehabilitation

The Foundation handed over to the hospital management a renovated maternity ward, two ultra-modern maternity laboratories, upgraded water supply system Eclampsia ward, theatre and improved sanitary environment befitting of a specialist hospital To complement its N7 billion Surgical and Diagnostic Centre (SDC) currently under construction, the Dangote Foundation (www.Dangote.com) has concluded the renovations of some sections of the Murtala Muhammed Specialists’ Hospital, Kano which gulped over N200 million. The 900 bed capacity hospital, reputed for highest number of in-patients in sub-Saharan Africa has been lacking facilities that may detract from…

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Suswam Battling to Regain Freedom

Susmam battles to regain  freedom from the hands of the Department of State Security Service as the agency is not in a hurry to release him over the recovery of guns  and other items  linked to him By Stehen Ubanna This is not the best of times for Gabriel Suswam, a Chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former Governor of Benue state. This is because the ex-governor has been in the custody of the Mamman Daura led Department of the Department of State Service, DSS. Suswam , who is…

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Journalist Crushed to Death in Apapa

Bayo Bernard Barely two days after the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC launched the minimum Safety Standard for truck drivers in Nigeria, a careless truck driver has crushed, to death one Mr Segun Agbolade,  along the very busy Oshodi Apapa expressway. Before the incident, Agbolade was a maritime journalist and musician. His demise came at a time the FRSC said it was concerned over the increasing rate of accident caused by truck drivers in the country. Speaking recently in Lagos, the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi disclosed that accident caused by…

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Rumbles in the Presidency over Osinbajo’s Performance

The five odd weeks (and counting) of Medical vacation by President Muhammadu Buhari is churning up anxieties in political quarters as political configurations are being broken and series of political alignments and realignments intensify towards the 2019 elections. This is particularly evident in the activities of the power brokers in the Aso Rock, who, this Magazine was informed, are miffed that the country seem to have woken up under the Acting Presidency of Yomi Osinbajo. For One, more strains are being put on Aso Rock staff who are now compelled…

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Attends The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, speaking during the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) National Dialogue on Corruption at the Presidential Banquet Hall State House in Abuja, March 2, 2017. In attendance are from Left to right, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Ministerof Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister  of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and Representative of the Senate President and Chairman Anti-Corruption & Financial Crimes Sen. Utazi Chukwuka. Share on: WhatsApp

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More Troubles For Nnamdi Kanu

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Some members of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have expressed fear that the Federal Government is set to slam fresh charges on their incarcerated leader, Nnamdi Kanu who yesterday inched towards freedom following Justice Binta Nyako of the Abjua High Court’s ruling striking out six out of 11 charges preferred against him and three others. The IPOB members claim intelligence reports available to them indicate government was primed at keeping Kanu at bay as long as it takes. They insist their leader is innocent of…

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Obasanjo Blames Zuma for Xenophobic Attacks

Angered by the extrajudicial killings of foreigners, especially Nigerians in South Africa and the wanton looting of their properties, Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has condemned the xenophobic attacks, blaming the leadership under President Jacob Zuma for the dastardly act. Obasanjo condemned the attacks on Wednesday, March, 1, 2017, in Abeokuta when he received the leadership of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, (NIPSS) Kuru, who paid him a courtesy visit. The former President who blamed the development on the ‘laxity and insincerity’ of the South African government,…

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