Abroad COVID19 Health National Top Story

COVID-19: Two travellers from Nigeria, first Omicron cases in Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo. There are two confirmed cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Ottawa, the Ontario government announced Sunday. “Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Ottawa, both of which were reported in individuals with recent travel from Nigeria. Ottawa Public Read More…

Aviation Business National Top Story

Nigeria to launch new national airline by April, says Sirika

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: International Maritime Organization. The Muhammadu Buhari administration will not leave in 2023 without establishing a new national airline. The timing is even closer. In spite of the numerous hiccups which have bedevilled its launch in the past, the Nigerian government says it will launch a new national airline by April. When it does Read More…

Education National Top Story

WAEC hands ‘best school’ award to private rural school in Abia

Reading Time: 3 minutes In picture above: Founder TEDA Dr Godson Dinneya receiving the Trophy for producing best overall results in WASSCE 2020; third winner in WASSCE for 2020 in Nigeria, Miss Nwaozuzu Confidence Chinaza; TEDA Principal, Mr. Bethel Agozie; donor of the Award, Prof ABO Oyediran and representative of Oyo State Governor, Mr. Olawale Mogbonjubola. Eke-Owerri is one Read More…

COVID19 Health National Top Story

Nigeria plans mass vaccination drive, considers booster shot

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WHO. ABUJA, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Nigeria will start a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign later this week, aiming to inoculate half of its targeted population by the end of January, government officials said. Africa’s most-populous country has a goal to vaccinate 111 million people to reach herd immunity. Under the initiative to start Read More…

Environment National Top Story

No smiles for Nigeria, developing countries, at COP26

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Getty Images, EPA/George Esiri. The final agreement from the COP26 which just ended in Glasgow, Scotland, offers little promise for Nigeria and its fellow developing nations. Even then the two-week conference in Scotland delivered a major win in resolving the rules around carbon markets, just as it did little to assuage vulnerable countries’ Read More…

Media National Top Story

Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame inducts Dokpesi, Izamoje, Craig, others

Reading Time: 2 minutes A second set of broadcasting elite have been inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame. The new batch of inductees to the Broadcasters Hall of Fame was released by the Broadcasters Guild of Nigeria, BGN. In a statement signed by the Chairman of the Guild, Ohi Ojo, the list includes two former Directors General of Read More…

National Politics Top Story

INEC declares Prof. Soludo winner in Anambra guber polls

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Nairametrics, Naija News. Awka, Nov.10, 2021(NAN) The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Prof. Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) the winner of November 6 governorship election in Anambra. Soludo polled a total of 112,229 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party Read More…

Environment National Top Story

COP26: Woodsmoke clouds Nigeria’s carbon reduction plans

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja, REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. LAGOS, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Nigerians have been lining up to buy Adunni Abdul’s moimoi – black-eyed peas steamed in leaves – for more than a decade in the vast tech accessories market in Lagos. Five years ago, she ditched the smoke that came with it; now it is Read More…

COVID19 Health National Top Story

Nigeria administers 5.7 million COVID-19 vaccines, targets 112 million by 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: WHO. Abuja, Nov. 8, 2021(NAN) The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), has vaccinated 5,770,899 eligible persons with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination while 3,146,885 have taken the second dose (fully vaccinated). The Director, Planning Research and Statistics, NPHCDA, Dr. Abdullahi Bulama Garba, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja, at the Read More…

Crime fraud National Top Story

Maina sentenced to a total of 61 years, to serve 8 years

Reading Time: 6 minutes Judge lambasts prosecution for not joining two banks – UBA and Fidelity – as accomplices Even though he has been sentenced to a total of 61 years on money laundering charges, former Nigerian Pensions boss, Abdulrasheed Maina will serve just eight years as all the convictions against him will run concurrently. Delivering judgment against the Read More…