Democratic Republic of Congo records Fresh cases of Ebola

Democratic Republic of Congo records Fresh cases of Ebola

Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, describing the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact.” “Twenty-one cases of fever with haemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths” have been recorded in Equateur province, it said, citing a notification to the ministry as of May 3. It is the DRC’s ninth known outbreak of Ebola since 1976, when the deady viral disease…

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Court orders PDP to pay N180 million to a lawyer for handling their cases

Court orders PDP to pay N180 million to a lawyer for handling their cases

Justice Jude Okeke of the FCT High Court, Maitama today ordered the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to pay N180 million to Samuel Okutepa being his professional fee. Okeke who delivered judgment in a suit filed by Okutepa against the PDP, said Okutepa deserved to be paid the money for handling the cases for the party. “The defendant is directed to pay the claimant N180 million being the earned professional fee for defending and prosecuting their cases listed out…

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James Rodriguez wants to stay at Bayern Munich

James Rodriguez wants to stay at Bayern Munich

– James Rodriguez has admitted he wants to stay at German club Bayern Munich – He is currently playing for the club on loan from Spanish side Real Madrid – Rodriguez helped Bayern qualify for the Champions League semi final before they lost to Los Blancos Colombia international football star James Rodriguez has stated clearly that he is happy at German club Bayern Munich and wants to stay at the club on a permanent basis….

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Boko Haram terrorists no longer hold any territory in Nigeria – Nigerian Government to UN

Boko Haram terrorists no longer hold any territory in Nigeria – Nigerian Government to UN

Nigerian government has  stated that the Boko Haram terrorists no longer held any territory in the country. Nigeria’s Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Samson Itegboje, stated this while presenting Nigeria’s message at the ‘High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace’ at the UN headquarters. Itegboje said the meeting was being convened at a time when the global community was facing unprecedented threats, geo-political tensions, social dislocation, cyber attacks,…

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I wrote the song Assurance for Davido — Zona Gee cries out on social media

I wrote the song Assurance for Davido — Zona Gee cries out on social media

Popular Nigerian music star Davido has been in the news in recent times. First it was about the surprise multi million naira gift he gave his girlfriend, Chioma. This news was followed with the many awards he won at the just concluded Headies award which took place on Saturday, May 5, at the Eko Convention Centre. Now, a young man identified as Zona Gee has taken to social media to call out the music star…

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“I don’t respond to insults” Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi replies El-Rufai

“I don’t respond to insults” Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi replies El-Rufai

The Senator representing Kaduna North Senatorial District at the Senate, Suleiman Hunkuyi, has spoken on Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s verbal attack on him and his two other colleagues over their roles in the Senate’s rejection of the $350m World Bank loan to the state. El-Rufai had said the three senators from the state Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central), Suleiman Hunkuyi (Kaduna North) and Danjuma Laah (Southern Kaduna) were “useless’, accusing them of hindering a $350m loan request…

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Kaduna attack: Death toll raises to 71

Kaduna attack: Death toll raises to 71

The death toll in Saturday’s Kaduna attack had risen to 71, this is according to the Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance. The group said information from the survivors of the Gwaska attack, also raised the fear of another being planned It called on the concerned authorities to take further security measures at Doka and Maganda districts to stop the armed bandits. In a statement, the group added: “We are calling on the authorities…

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57 year old Man sentenced for trafficking of Children

57 year old Man sentenced for trafficking of Children

A Federal High Court in Damaturu, Yobe State, has sentenced a 57-year-old man, Shuaibu Salihu, to four years imprisonment for trafficking nine underage children to Sudan. It was learnt that Salihu, a native of Farantama village in the Albasu Local Government Area of Kano State, was arraigned by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons on two counts of procuring underage children for trafficking to Sudan. The anti-trafficking agency said that the…

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Killings meant to instigate war says Buhari

Killings meant to instigate war says Buhari

New security measures have been introduced by President Muhammadu Buhari to combat killings in Kaduna, Taraba and Benue states. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed outrage over the killing of 45 people in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State at the weekend. He said the killings were meant to “instigate war for selfish reasons”, adding that they are “not spontaneous”. Muhammadu Buhari said: “I am deeply outraged by this unwarranted, unprovoked and reckless destruction of lives by bandits…

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Oby Ezekwesili slams Saraki, Dogara over 2018 Budget

Oby Ezekwesili slams Saraki, Dogara over 2018 Budget

Former Education minister, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has criticized the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara for revealing that the 2018 budget will be passed this week. Eastern Reporter reports that both presiding officers of the National Assembly disclosed this after they met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. Reacting through her Twitter handle, Ezekwesili said the lawmaker’s counterparts in other countries had already passed their budgets four…

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