WTO Considers Nigeria As Vaccine Production Hub

World Trade Organisation (WTO) said Africa is working with the European Union and other partners to help create regional vaccine manufacturing hubs with Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal and Rwanda. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Director-General WTO said on Monday during a virtual meeting, “We have now seen that over-centralization of vaccine production capacity is incompatible with equitable access in a crisis situation.’’ “Regional production hubs, in tandem with … Continue reading WTO Considers Nigeria As Vaccine Production Hub

Reps Flag-Off Probe Of Twitter Ban Tuesday

…Infamous Decree 4 is rearing its head again under the guide of national interest ― Hon Gbillah Barring last-minute changes, the House of Representatives will on Tuesday flags-off the investigative hearing into the ban imposed on the operation of the microblogging site, Twitter, in Nigeria, issued by the Federal Government, on June 4, 2021. The investigative hearing is to be held at the instance of … Continue reading Reps Flag-Off Probe Of Twitter Ban Tuesday

Buhari Approves Establishment Of 5 New Varsities, With N5b Take-Off Grant

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of five new universities specialised in technology and health to close the huge gap in the doctor-patient ratio as well as in medical research and production of pharmaceutical products. He also approved a take-off grant of N4 billion each for the Universities of Technology and N5 billion each for the Universities of Health Science from the funding resources … Continue reading Buhari Approves Establishment Of 5 New Varsities, With N5b Take-Off Grant

The Gambia football team boycotts a meeting with President Adama Barrow in a row over bonuses

The Gambia’s national football team has boycotted a meeting with the country’s President Adama Barrow in a row over their bonuses for qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations finals. The players have written to The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) president Lamin Kaba Bajo to decline the invite to meet the president on Monday. The GFF has not responded to BBC Sport Africa’s attempts to … Continue reading The Gambia football team boycotts a meeting with President Adama Barrow in a row over bonuses

Why I stayed away from AY – Bovi

Bovi has revealed why he and Ayo Makun known as AY grew apart. He made this known during a chat with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbin Minds on Monday. It all started when the host, Ebuka asked if he was cool with all the comedians. Bovi replied that he was cool with most of them. He said: “It’s not because of anything but if you have … Continue reading Why I stayed away from AY – Bovi

NDLEA Arrests Law Enforcement Officer, Six Others for Dealing in Cocaine, Others

A serving officer of a law enforcement agency, Popoola Abayomi has been arrested for selling assorted illicit drugs to students of a federal university and cultists in Ogun State. The drug dealer who serves in the Lagos State Command of the security agency was arrested on Wednesday, June 15, 2021 after days of surveillance on his wife’s shop used as his sales point in Camp … Continue reading NDLEA Arrests Law Enforcement Officer, Six Others for Dealing in Cocaine, Others

‘Buhari Must Go’ Protesters Set Bonfires On Abuja Airport Road

Youths protesting under the banner of RevolutionNow have set up barricades along the Abuja  International Airport Road to protest against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Many protesters are armed with ‘Buhari-Must-Go’  banners while they also set up bonfires on the highway. The Federal Capital Territory Police Command, however, said the situation was under control. Spokesman of the command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, said the protest … Continue reading ‘Buhari Must Go’ Protesters Set Bonfires On Abuja Airport Road

UAE Makes U-Turn, Reinstates Ban On Nigerian Flights

Barely 48 hours after announcing resumption of flights to Nigeria, Emirates, the UAE flag carrier, has again announced indefinite suspension of flights to Nigeria. The UAE authorities had initially fixed Wednesday, June 23, 2021, for resumption of flights to Nigeria. But in a statement on its website on Monday, the airline said, “In line with government directives, passenger flights to and from Nigeria (Lagos and … Continue reading UAE Makes U-Turn, Reinstates Ban On Nigerian Flights

DSS Releases Kano Singer Detained For Blasphemy

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released an Islamic singer, Ahmad Abdul, arrested for releasing a blasphemous song. Abdul was arrested for releasing the uncensored song titled ‘Barhama Gwaska’, perceived as blasphemous and capable of creating chaos in the State. Confirming the release on Monday, the Executive Secretary of Kano State Films and Video Censorship Board, Ismaila Na’abba Afakallah, said he had received hundreds … Continue reading DSS Releases Kano Singer Detained For Blasphemy

Trouble Looms For Private Jet Owners As Customs Begins Crackdown On Illegally Imported Planes

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said it may detain unverified private aircraft after the 30 days importation verification deadline given to owners elapses on July 6. At a briefing in Abuja on Monday, the Public Relations Officer of Customs, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah, said so far, only six owners of private aircraft have responded to the invitation since the verification window opened on June … Continue reading Trouble Looms For Private Jet Owners As Customs Begins Crackdown On Illegally Imported Planes