Maritime: Nigeria Assures On Development Of Policies To Motivate Seafarers
The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, says policies are in the pipeline to improve the quality of training and certification, as well as remuneration for the country’s seafarers.   Jamoh stated this in Lagos during a webinar hosted by NIMASA to mark the... Read more
Tension In Imo Community Following Killing Of Indigene By Fulani Herdsmen
There is palpable anger in Obudi Agwa community in the Oguta Local Council area of Imo State following the killing of an indigene, Mr Ozoemena Iriaka by marauding Fulani herdsmen who invaded farmlands in the community. Sources told that the victim who had gone to his farm in... Read more
You Have Divided Nigeria, Col Umar Tells Buhari
A former Military Governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar (rtd) has cautioned Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari that history would not be kind to him if he insists on not redressing the glaring misdeeds of his administration. In a letter he addressed to the President on Sunday, the very... Read more
Winners Emerge At 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards
  From: Odimegwu Onwumere Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards championed by Continental Re Plc has on May 27, announced winners of their fifth year awards at a virtual awards ceremony following travel restrictions occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s award ceremony, was scheduled to take place during the... Read more
UK-Based NGO Offers Free Library, IT Training To Rural Nigerian Children
A United Kingdom based non-profit organisation, The Rural Gems (TRG) with operational office in Nigeria has expressed its willingness to transform the lives of rural Nigerian children through literacy and free IT training. With the theme ‘Inspiring learning among rural Nigerian children’, they bring libraries closer to rural children... Read more
Environmental Lawyers Demand Action On Fish Death In Niger Delta
Environmental lawyers in the Niger Delta have expressed concerns over the looming public health danger occasioned by the contamination and massive death of fish along the Atlantic coastline of the region. The lawyers under the aegis of the Association of Environmental Lawyers of Nigeria (AELN) on Sunday urged the... Read more
African Leaders Urge  Immediate Action To Save Additional Lives  From Malaria Amid The COVID-19
11 May 2020 – In response to mounting concerns around the impact of COVID-19 on malaria elimination efforts across the African continent, the African members of the End Malaria Council have released a joint statement and a four-pronged action plan calling on African and global leaders to act quickly to: protect the... Read more
Aliko Dangote Foundation Engages 54gene Laboratory To Conduct 1,000 COVID-19 Tests Daily In Kano
The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) (, a philanthropic endeavor of Aliko Dangote, has contracted 54Gene, a molecular diagnostics company specialised in research, and diagnostics, to immediately set up a 400 test/day capacity laboratory in Kano State. This was made known in a statement by the Foundation and made available to... Read more
10 Dead In Ebonyi, 4 In Kaduna
At least 14 people have been killed in armed attacks in Nigeria, authorities said on Sunday. Armed attackers killed at least 10 people in the southeastern state of Ebonyi, Ogbonnaya Chukwu-Ude, chairman of the Ivo local government area of Ebonyi, said at a press conference. Local media said four... Read more
Ex-Bayelsa Environment Commissioner Urges NODRA To Probe Pollution Of Coastline
Mr Iniruo Wills, Ex-Environment Commissioner in Bayelsa on Thursday called on oil industry regulators to priorities investigation of increased toxicity of Atlantic coastline causing massive death of fishes. Wills made the call in an interview in Yenagoa in a reaction to dead fishes littering the coastline across Delta, Bayelsa... Read more