The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said that it is partnering the Oyo State Government in tackling high infant mortality and neo-natal deaths in the state. The UNICEF Health Specialist, Akure Field Office, Dr Adebola Hassan, made this known at the ongoing media dialogue in Ibadan. With the theme ‘Improving Health Outcomes for Children in Oyo State through Accelerated Action for Impact,’ Hassan said UNICEF was engaging in various intervention programmes to assist the…"UNICEF, Oyo Collaborate to Tackle Infant Mortality, Neo-natal Deaths"
Super Eagles new boy, Paul Onuachu scored world’s second fastest goal in football history yesterday as Nigeria defeated Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in an international friendly in Asaba . The victory is first for Nigeria against Egypt at international level since 1990. The full capacity fans at the Stephen Keshi Stadium were just settling into their seats when the Midtjyland of Denmark front man neatly controlled the pass from John Ogu, weaved past three Egyptian…"New Boy, Onuachu Scores Nigeria’s Fastest Goal as Pharaohs Fall"
A former Abia governor, Dr Orji Uzo Kalu, has indicated interest to contest for the position of the Deputy Senate President in the soon to be constituted 9th National Assembly. Kalu also wants the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the position to the South-East in the interest of equity and justice. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Abia North Senator-elect made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen on Wednesday at the…"Kalu Wants Deputy Senate President Zoned to Southeast"
Sudan have emerged as the last opponents Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles will face to get a slot to the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in November this year. An impressive defensive display coupled with time wasting from the visiting Sudan helped them hold Kenya’s Emerging Stars to a goalless draw and qualify for the 2019 Africa U2-3 Cup of Nations third round qualifiers. With Sudan winning the first leg last week by 2-0, they thus…"Nigeria to Tackle Sudan for Final AFCON U-23 Slot"
Real Madrid Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt will be completed and inaugurated in May, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has announced. Speaking with journalists after inspecting the project yesterday, Wike said the academy would groom international football stars. The governor said the project would create talented soccer players and manpower that would positively impact the economy of the state. His words: “This project will be completed and commissioned before the end of May this…"Real Madrid Football Academy Ready by May, Says Wike"
The Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts has frowned on what it described as lopsided payment to local contractors. The Chairman of the committee, Senator Shehu Sani, made the remark when the Ministry of Finance and Debt Management Office appeared before the committee for their budget defence. Sani expressed concern that the debt repayment to a contractor from a particular region of the economy was more than all others put together. He further noted…"Senate Committee Frowns on Lopsided Contract Payment"
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday got leave of court to serve his petition challenging the outcome of the February 23 Presidential election on President Muhammadu Buhari through substituted service. A 3-man panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Abdul Aboki gave the order in a ruling on an exparte application filed by Atiku. The court in the ruling held that the application was meritorious and…"(Updated) Election Petition: Court Grants Atiku Leave to Serve Buhari through APC"
In an effort to rid Ekiti State of incidences of rape and land grabbing, Governor Kayode Fayemi has sought the cooperation of the traditional rulers in the bid to make the state uninhabitable for those who indulge in defilement and land encroachment. He said these unwholesome practices are threatening the security of girl children and peaceful coexistence among the populace. The state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Olawale Fapohunda, said this in Ado…"Fayemi Solicits Ekiti Obas’ Cooperation in Fight against Rape, Land Grabbing"
Security has been beefed up in and around Kano metropolis as the governorship rerun progresses in parts of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that armed policemen deployed to enforce the restriction of human and vehicular movement are patrolling some of the major streets of the city to ensure total compliance of the order. Some of the security personnel were also seen covering some of the areas believed to be volatile even…"Police Patrol Kano Streets to Enforce Restriction of Movement Order"
The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) portal, the digital hub conceived as the premier destination for connecting Africa’s creative industries, is now live after its inauguration in Lagos on Tuesday. Prior to the inauguration of www.multichoicetalentfactory.com, Femi Odugbemi, MTF Academy Director spoke to select journalists, including Tolulope Ibukunoluwa about the imperatives of the portal What is MTF portal all about? The MultiChoice Talent Factory Portal is the third touch point of MultiChoice Talent Factory. The MTF…"Femi Odugbemi: MTF Portal Connects Creatives Across Africa"