Health: Gombe Partners West African College Of Surgeons, To Begin Residency Training in O&G/ Family Medicine

…As College’s Accreditation Team Praises Governor Inuwa For Remodeling & Providing Ultra-modern Facilities At Specialist Hospital, Others Umar Kaltungo The West Africa College of Surgeons has described the structures and facilities at the Gombe specialist hospital as ones that bear all the hallmarks of a system that is susceptible to progressive change and will therefore need the support, encouragement and disposition of the institution to actualize the hospital’s dream of commencing the training of Resident Doctors in Obstetrics and Gynecology/ Family Medicine before other departments follow suit soon. The Accreditation…

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Electoral Act (amendment) Bill: NASS passes harmonised Bill with direct, indirect, consensus modes of party primaries

The National Assembly has passed the harmonised version of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. The harmonised version, passed by the lawmakers during yesterday’s plenary, is the final agreed version between the Senate and House of Representatives, on the amendment to Clause 84 of the Bill. It includes the direct, indirect, and consensus primary modes of nominating candidates by political parties for elections. The re-amendment was sequel to a motion on “rescission on clause 84 of the Electoral Act No. 26 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and Committal to the Committee of…

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NLC suspends planned protest against petrol subsidy removal

The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has suspended its planned nationwide protest over fuel subsidy removal. The union had scheduled the protests to hold on January, 27 and February, 2. Addressing newsmen yesterday, in Abuja, the NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said the union decided at its National Executive Council meeting to suspend the strike based on the Federal Government’s decision to halt subsidy removal on petroleum. Recall that the Federal government had on Monday proposed an 18-month extension for the implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA). This means that the…

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Nigeria drops 5 places to rank 154 on Corruption Perception Index

The 2021 Corruption Perception Index, (CPI), published by Transparency International, (TI), has revealed that Nigeria dropped five places. In the index released yesterday, which was made known by the Executive Director, CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Rafsanjani, during a press conference in Abuja, TI and Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, (CISLAC), indicated that Nigeria ranked 154 out of 180 countries. According to Rafsanjani, the index revealed that Nigeria scored 24 out of 100 points in the 2021 CPI, taking the nation five steps down from the 149th position it scored in 2019.…

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Hanifa’s Death: “Don’t extort school proprietors”, PDP cautions Ganduje

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kano State has called on Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje not to use Hanifa’s murder as an avenue to extort school proprietors in the State. The State’s PDP Chairman, Shehu Wada Sagagi, in a statement, said despite the need to reform the private education sector, the state government must follow the due process under the law establishing the Kano Private School Board, which regulates the activities of all non-public schools in the State. Recall that the State government had revoked the licence of all private schools…

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Borno: Newly acquired Super Tucano aircraft eliminates ISWAP commander, Malam Ari, foreign fighters

Air interdiction strikes undertaken by Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Super Tucano aircraft under ‘Operation Hadin-Kai’ have reportedly eliminated several ISWAP Commanders and terrorists at Kirta Wulgo. According to the report, ISWAP Senior Commander in charge of Kirta Wulgo, Mallam Ari, who held the local title of ‘Fiya of Kirta Wulgo‘, including some foreign mercenaries fabricating Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) for the terrorists were killed during the airstrikes by the aircraft. The ‘Fiya’ title is held by the second in the hierarchy of the terrorists’ military structure. NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore…

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For the 11th year in a row, Dangote retains status as Africa’s richest man

Business tycoon, Alike Ɗangote has retained his position as the richest man in Africa for the eleventh consecutive year, according to the 2022 edition of the Forbes magazine’ Top 10 Africa’s Billionaires List. This is contained in a post on their verified Twitter account: @Forbes. Forbes, an American business magazine, is renowned for tracking the wealth of billionaires across the world. According to the report, for the 11th year in a row, Aliko Ɗangote is the continent’s richest person as his net worth is estimated at $13.9 billion, up from…

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Lagos: State govt. suspends operations of NURTW on Lagos Island

The Lagos State government has suspended the operation of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW), on Lagos Island indefinitely. The activities of the transport union was grounded particularly on Church Street, Eyin Eyo, and Idumota bridge indefinitely due to the recent clashes that crippled activities in Idumota axis of the State. The violent clash also led to the death of two people. According to a statement released by Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the State governor, on New Media, Jubril Gawat, the decision to ban their activity was…

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Police arraign suspected cannibal, fake lawyer in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has arraigned a suspected cannibal, Aminu Baba; a fake lawyer, Chukwuka Jude and four others before a Chief Magistrates Court in Gusau, the State capital, for prosecution. While 57-year-old Baba was arrested on January 4 for eating and selling human parts in Gusau, Jude was nabbed on January 18 following a complaint received from the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA), in the State. Jude was said to have paraded himself as a lawyer at the Higher Sharia’h court, Tudun-Wada, in the Gusau metropolis. According to the…

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Archbishop Samzuga to give 1 million to all Nigerians above 18 years

Archbishop Professor SamZuga has promised to grant all Nigerians 18 years and above financial freedom to the tune of N1million each. The archbishop, who is the first world’s professor of digital economy, via a message posted on his social media platforms hinted on the reasons behind his benevolence. Sam Zuga also known as Jehovah’s Field Marshall maintained that the poorest person in Nigeria will worth 1 Million, while all social vices like kidnapping, banditry etc caused by poverty shall be reduced drastically when he is done with the empowerment program.…

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