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'Nigeria Not Behind Armed Attack'

The Federal Government yesterday denied involvement in Tuesday's attack on the Presidential Palace in Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea It also expressed solidarity with the people of the country and congratulated the Equitorial Guinea government for repellingwhat it called 'cowardly action', by criminal elements. Equatorial Guinea authorities...

Revealed - UK Toxic Wastes Traced in Nigeria.

Potentially dangerous toxic wastes from the United Kingdom (UK) have been traced to Alaba International Market and Apapa, all in Lagos state. The wastes, according to Sky News investigation, comprise abandoned TV set, computer and electrical appliances, which are ordinarily meant to be recycled The report said the wastes "are traced to Lagos...

Tension Mounts Again in Jos-Bukuru metropolis in Plateau state of Nigeria

Palpable tension is again building up within Jos/Bukuru metropolis in Plateau state, following rumour of a fresh attack that might be unleashed on residents. It is also alleged that bodies of two young men murdered by unknown persons were found around Congo-Russia area of the city, during the early hours of Thursday morning. But the Plateau Police...

FG of Nigeria Declines Bailout for Banks

President Umaru Yar'Adua concentrated on the 2009 budget on his return from vacation on Monday, but Minister of State for Finance, Remi Babalola, reiterated that the government is not considering a bail out for any bank, because none is distressed. Babalola told the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions that the...

FG Declines Bailout for Banks In Nigeria

President Umaru Yar'Adua concentrated on the 2009 budget on his return from vacation on Monday, but Minister of State for Finance, Remi Babalola, reiterated that the government is not considering a bail out for any bank, because none is distressed. Babalola told the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions that the...

Kidnappers Now to Face Death Sentence In Nigeria

Rivers State Gvernor Rotimi Amaechi has announced a number of measures to make the Niger Delta safer for operators in the oil and gas industry and others within the region. Amaechi, who attributed the upsurge of hostage-taking in the state to the withdrawal of the military and police from checkpoints, revealed that the crime would soon be made a...

Govt Tries to Head Off Oil Workers' Strike In Nigeria

Oil workers will not make good their threat to halt oil exports today if government fails to stop the increasing wave of kidnappings in the Niger Delta. The workers have begun negotiations with the Federal and Rivers State governments to find solutions to the increasing spate of kidnappings in the region. Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff...

Nigerian Military Personnel to Face Court Martial

The Nigeria military authority has ordered for immediate court martial of military personnel who were on duty when militants struck at the ALSCON township in Ikot Abasi on December 20, 2008 Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Abdulraham Dambazau, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ishaya Ibrahim and the GOC, 82 Division, Enugu Major General...

Painkiller Kills 84 Children In Nigeria

Health authorities in Nigeria announced on 4 February that 84 children have died and a further 27 have fallen ill since November as a result of ingesting a pain-relief syrup called 'My Pikin'. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) discovered in November that the product contained the chemical Diethylene glycol,...

Nigeria Overtakes South Africa in Telecoms Market

Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa's largest telecom market with the highest subscriber base, Dr Ernest Ndukwe, Deputy Chairman, National Communication Commission, has said. Ndukwe stated this on Tuesday at the "Investment in Africa Telecom Conference" in Johannesburg. He said South Africa had maintained that lead up till...

Pharmaceutical society of Nigeria (PSN) Skeptical Over Diabetes Cure Claim

Following the report by some national dailies yesterday, claiming that a Nigerian Scientist, Dr Louis Obyo Nelson, has discovered a cure for Diabetes Mellitus, said to be number six killer disease in the world, Pharmaceutical society of Nigeria (PSN) yesterday, expressed reservations abou 4 the claim.The reports noted that Nelson had been granted...

Nigerian scientist, Dr. Louis Obyo Finds Cure for Diabetes

It's official - a Nigerian scientist, Dr. Louis Obyo Obyo Nelson, has finally found a cure for the dreaded diabetes disease which afflicts over 123 million sufferers all over the world. The Minister of State for Health, Dr Aliyu Idi Hong, yesterday described as "epoch and historical" the production of Antidiabetic Phytophar-maceutical by Nelson in...

Senate May Decide El-Rufai's Fate Today

Senate Joint Committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will today represent its report on the probe of past FCT administrations which indicted Malam Nasir el-Rufai. When the report was presented before the whole house last week, the Senate had asked the committee to make its recommendations specific and represent the report today. Speaking...

House Moves to Challenge Supremacy of Senate In Nigeria

The House of Representatives is set to take its silent war of supremacy with the Senate to another level. Some members of the House are heading for the court this week to challenge the supremacy of the Senate. They want the court to determine whether the Senate is superior to the House. Although the lawmakers under the aegis of a pressure group in...

Govt, Pfizer Opt for Out-of-Court Settlement

Federal Government and Pfizer, which had sustained a legal battle over the death of some children in Kano State following alleged administration of vaccines on them, have agreed to settle the case instituted by the government against the company out-of-court. Pfizer is seeking to quash the report by a committee set up by the Federal Government to...