‘No sign of life’ in search for Beirut blast survivor

Rescue workers said Saturday there was no longer any sign of life in a collapsed Beirut building, dashing hopes raised by sensor readings showing a pulse beneath the rubble from last month’s blast. The cataclysmic August 4 explosion in the port of Beirut killed at least 191 people, making it Lebanon’s deadliest peacetime disaster. One month on, seven …

If you don’t wear facemask, you’re likely to be sociopath ― Study

A study conducted by researchers in Brazil found that people who flout coronavirus measures (facemasks) exhibit higher levels of callousness, deceitfulness and risk-taking, which is likened to traits of sociopaths People who refuse to wear facemasks or choose to ignore social distancing measures amid the coronavirus pandemic are considered more likely to be a sociopath according to recent …

By-Election: Ex-Gov Dickson emerges PDP candidate for Bayelsa West

By Samuel Oyadongha – Yenagoa The immediate past Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Seriake Dickson, has clinched automatic nomination of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Bayelsa West Senatorial District by-election. Dickson who had no opposition was returned by the Returning Officer, Barr Nicholas Obhiseh, as the validly nominated candidate for the Senatorial contest having polled 334 …

How Osinbajo detected P&ID fraud against Nigeria ― UK Judge

Professor Yemi Osinbajo Going by Friday’s ruling by a United Kingdom judge, the timely observation and interventions of the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was instrumental in how the Process and Industrious Development Limited (P&ID). case became known and identified as a fraudulent endeavour, according to a review of the court record. Sir Ross Cranston of the …

Don’t reject Water Resources Bill over political, tribal sentiments, expert cautions Nigerians

Engr. Michael Ale The National President, Association of Water Well Drilling Rig Owners Practitioners, AWDROP, who doubles as the Founder/CEO, Global Initiative for Nigeria Development, GIND, Engr. Michael Ale, has called on Nigerians to shun calls for the withdrawal of the Water Resources Bill by various political and socio-cultural groups, noting that many are just rejecting the bill without …

Mali junta opens talks on power handover

Vice-President of the CNSP (National Committee for the Salvation of the People) Colonel Malick Diaw (C) takes a seat with other military leaders during the opening of two days of talks aimed at validating the terms of reference for a transitional government in Mali, on September 5, 2020, in Bamako. – Mali’s military junta began talks with opposition groups …

Osinbajo wants equitable, affordable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

Professor Yemi Osinbajo Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine should be done in an equitable and affordable manner rather than on the basis of the highest bidder. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Saturday, said the vice-president spoke at the virtual 2020 EURAFRICA Forum with the theme, “Towards a Realistic Euro-African Partnership During …

Flood: 20 died, 50,000 houses, farmlands destroyed in Jigawa

By Aliyu Dangida – Dutse Jigawa State Emergency and Management Agency (SEMA) has announced that death toll in the state has risen to twenty-person with thousands of houses and farmlands destroyed as a result of a devastating flood that ravaged the state. The Executive Secretary of the agency, Mr Yusuf Sani Babura, told Newsmen in Dutse, that annual flood …

Jarigbo Agom emerges winnner of PDP Primary for C/River North Senatorial Election

The incumbent House of Representative Member Representing Ogoja Federal Constituency, Hon. Jarigbo Agom has emerged the winner of the keenly contested Cross River North PDP Senatorial Primary. Agom defeated four other contestants. ALSO READ: Edo 2020: Obaseki plans technology park for repentant internet fraudsters Honourable Jarigbe Agom scored 381 votes to beat his closest challenger Stephen Odey who scored 71 …

Emerging rapper, Hotyce connects with hip hop legend Redman

…As they discuss fostering the African culture forward K2O Entertainment is still strongly pushing it’s worthy agenda of expanding the Nigerian music and ensuring they play a significant part in spurring it’s evolution. Previously, the label had conducted a couple of IG live sessions with different international icons. Most recently concluded, was one held with veteran Rapper Tahmac, concluding …

Flood kills 4, destroys several houses in kano

The Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has confirmed four persons killed and over 5,200 houses destroyed due to flooding in Rogo and Danbatta Local Government Areas of the state. Mr Sale Jili, Executive Secretary of the Agency, confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Kano. NAN reports that …

Edo Guber Election: Foundation to security agencies, make vote buying, selling criminal offence

Charges electorates to vote candidate that can change narrative By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja Following the dangerous trend of financial induced approach used by politicians during elections, a non-profit making organization, One Love Foundation, OLF, Saturday, called on security agencies to criminalise vote buying and selling ahead of the Edo State Governorship Election. This was stated by the …

Makinde will not overlook projects initiated by Ajimobi – Commissioner

…says many projects awarded by immediate-past govt not in favour of people Makinde By Adeola Badru THE administration of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said it would not leave any inherited project undone, just because his immediate predecessor, late Abiola Ajimobi overlooked many projects initiated by former Governor Alao Akala. The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism …

IPMAN calls for local refining to fix sector

refinery Alhaji Popoola Ogundoyin, an Executive Member of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), says that unless Nigeria produces petroleum products through its refineries, the problems in the petroleum sector will persist. Ogundoyin stated this during an interview on Saturday in Ile-Ife. He expressed displeasure with the failure of public and private sector stakeholders to establish standard …

$9.6bn Judgment Debt: Lai Mohammed say victory in UK court, huge relief

Lai MohammedLi The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that the Friday judgment of a UK Commercial Court suspending the execution of a 9.6 billion dollar judgment debt against Nigeria is “a huge relief”. The Minister, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the court decision “is a big victory …

42 persons rescued as Osun seals orphanage for illegality

By Shina Abubakar The Proprietor of an Orphanage home in Ile-Ife, Mrs Elizabeth Oroyemi slumped as Osun State Government officials sealed the social facility over suspected illegal activities, including being used as baby factory. The woman who was resuscitated begged the officials not to seal the property, located at Opa Area of the ancient town, being her only …

Makinde’ll not overlook projects initiated by Ajimobi — Commissioner

Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State …says many projects awarded by immediate-past govt, not in favour of people By Adeola Badru THE administration of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State was said, would not leave any inherited project undone, just because his immediate predecessor, late Abiola Ajimobi overlooked many projects initiated by former Governor Alao Akala because of hatred. …

Accidents claim 109 lives in Ogun in 8 months – Official

By James Ogunnaike The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun on Saturday disclosed that no fewer than 109 persons lost their lives while 665 others sustained various degrees of injuries in various road accidents across the state between January and August this year. The Public Relations Officer of the Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, disclosed this in …