COVID-19: Saving Nigerians from Wuhan virus

Lagos, Africa's largest city and Nigeria's economic capital woke up on 31st March 2020 AD and found herself up against a bright day with rooftops glistening in the sun blazing overhead in the cloudless sky. Below were traffic-free streets and broadways as the hurly-burly of Lagos life disappeared without trace. Truth is that Africa's largest city is on lockdown with military and other security personnel on strict orders from above deployed all over the city to ensure compliance as the COVID-19 disease caused by coronavirus hits the city. Today, the world faces an existential threat as mankind grapples with this scourge which defies all remedies, fears are rife that man may soon be plunged into extinction as the disease which is without cure

Clean Nigeria, Use the Toilet

On Oct. 2, 2019, on the occasion of the 150th birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, declared the country open defecation-free. As part of efforts to boost India’s campaign to end open defecation and improve sanitation coverage, Modi had launched the “Swachh Bharat” (Clean India) Mission on Oct. 2, 2014. A major feature of the campaign was the construction of household and community toilets, as well as the establishment of a good mechanism for monitoring toilet use. Statistics from the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) National Outcome Routine Mapping (WASH NORM) in 2018, revealed that Nigeria ranked second among countries practising open defecation. This accomplishment by India, means Nigeria has inherited the number one spot amongst countries with the largest

El-Rufai denies stopping EFCC from investigating him

No court will stop EFCC from investigating El-Rufai - Judge

Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna state has said that, he had never at any time prevented the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) from performing its functions as widely misreported. The Governor in his reaction to widely reported news and comments which misrepresented Justice Binta Nyako’s reaffirmation of an earlier declaratory judgement said, he rather went to court to clear his name. In a statement issued by El Rufai’s counsel, A.U Mustapha (SAN), the governor of Kaduna state said that he approached the court in 2009 to clear his name when he was being smeared by the anti-graft agency. Mustapha (SAN) reiterated that, ‘at no point did Malam Nasir El-Rufai seek to stop the EFCC from performing its statutory functions. He went to

EFCC seizes Air Peace Chairman’s Passport over US fraud indictment

EFCC special panel to investigate Air Peace boss, Allen Onyema

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized the passport of Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, over alleged bank fraud and money laundering in the US. The Nation reports that Onyema’s passports will be in custody of the anti-graft commission as investigations continue and his movements, temporarily restricted. In November, US authorities had said Onyema moved more than $20 million from Nigeria through US bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents based on the purchase of aeroplanes. Onyema was indicted alongside Ejiroghene Eghagha, the airline’s chief of administration and finance, who is said to have committed aggravated identity theft in connection with the scheme. A US court was also reported to have issued a warrant to arrest Onyema and authorised US marshals

Stop killing for power, Jonathan pleads with fellow politicians

Stop killing for power, Jonathan pleads with fellow politicians

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday pleaded with Nigerian politicians to stop killing people because of political offices. He spoke against a backdrop of the violence that trailed the recent governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states, as well as elections in other African countries. The former President spoke on Saturday at the 17th convocation of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, where he was honoured with an honorary doctorate degree. He said African politicians were “systematically” replacing military coup with “civilian coup d’état.” He said, “Let me plead with my fellow politicians, they should stop killing the people, destroying properties because people want to own offices. READ > Family faces deportation after fleeing from Nigeria to Canada two yrs ago over circumcision “What happened in the