By George Onah Port Harcourtâ€”About 300,000 Nigerian children die of malaria annually, while the disease also accounts for 30 million clinically diagnosed cases as well as 60 percent out-patients visits, the National Malaria Control Project, Federal Ministry of Health, has said.
Also participating will be basketball stars Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson; singers Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer and Smokey Robinson; and activists Martin Luther King III and the Rev. Al Sharpton, according to an announcement released on behalf of the Jackson family.Read More
Both President Yarâ€™Adua and Governor Fashola met at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport shortly before the president was flown to Ogun State where he had gone to commission some projects.Read More
The contention over the NLNG funds, it was learned, followed a conflict in the records made available to the House Committee by the NNPC, the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Budget Office of the Federation domiciled at the Federal Ministry of Finance.Read More
If the President is coming to attend, there has not been any special invitation to that effect. Anyway, there are no signals that the president will be coming.â€Read More
Dangote and his co-cement manufacturers alleged in the petition that the Ministry of Commerce and Industry had allowed the importation of cement into the country at the expense of local manufacturers.
The petitioners, it was learnt, argued that local manufacturers had invested a lot in machinery and equipment to set up factories to produce cement locally.
â€œWe are dealing with a very dangerous situation. Getting experts and equipment into the country would take several weeks for the process to completeâ€, he said. â€œWe are dealing with a life threatening situation as his two kidneys may pack up any moment from now.Read More
President Yarâ€˜Adua had last weekend led national officers of the party and PDP bigwigs to receive Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State back to the PDP. Yuguda, the Presidentâ€™s son in law was elected on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in 2007.Read More
The government had in the past, perhaps in a bid to score cheap political points, created numerous autonomous communities and appointed traditional rulers, many of them known 419ers and people of questionable character, in fact charlatans. Some of these Ezes( traditional rulers) are today causing the society move harm than good.Read More
â€œFor example in the case of Mr. President and Vice President, the severance gratuity of 300% was canceled because they were entitled to pensions for life by virtue of section 84 sub-section 5 of the constitution, the hardship allowance was however reduced from 50% to 30%â€, he added.Read More
He also called on the President to implement the reports of the Niger-Delta Technical committee; headed by Mr. Ledum Mittee, saying, â€œNobody should sit in Abuja and start accusing the elders of being the brains behind the militantsâ€.Read More
It was gathered that the Hassan Lawal, who has served as minister for five years, including three years under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, as Labour minister, and two years in the present government, could not come up with any solution.Read More
â€œThe task force is, however, taking necessary measures to keep criminal elements out of the communities, ensure that only the genuine inhabitants return and that the people are protected from the activities of criminal opportunists who may want to take advantage of the situationâ€, he said.Read More
He, however, said the institution had taken actions to redress this image with the setting up of an anti-corruption and transparency unit within its fold.Read More
Meanwhile, some youths are making brisk business at the bus stops by ferrying people across the road on their backs through the flood for a fee. One of the lads told Vanguard that he gets enough to feed himself and help the family by directing vehicles away from the craters covered by the flood and ferrying people across the road on his back.Read More