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Doctors who want to leave Nigeria should go, we have enough doctors- Ngige

Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister Of Labour and Productivity, has said doctors in Nigeria are free to leave, as the country has enough  doctors. Ngige made this intimation on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday. Speaking on brain drain and the deliberate recruitment of Nigerian doctors by foreign embassies, Ngige said: “No, I am not worried about doctors leaving the country. We...

FRSC will soon establish 12 new unit commands nationwide- Oyeyemi

Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says the corps will soon establish 12 new unit commands across the federation to enhance the coverage of the nation’s over 200,000-kilometre road network. Oyeyemi said this on Tuesday while inaugurating the corps’ new office complex in Abakaliki and an access road to the structure built by the state...

AfDB invests $258m on rehabilitation of damaged infrastructural facilities in N/East – Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has so far invested 258 million dollars towards the rehabilitation of damaged infrastructural facilities in the Northeast region of the country. The President of AfDA, Nigeria’s Dr Akinwumi Adesina, disclosed this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the affected areas of intervention included health, education, sanitation and water...

Insecurity: North is under siege at present- Sen. Sani

Sen. Shehu Sani (PRP-Kaduna Central) on Tuesday urged governments to take more proactive measures to address the overwhelming security challenges facing the Northern part of the country. Sani spoke while receiving groups from Birnin Gwari, Chikun Local Government Areas and representatives of Zamfara indegines resident in Kaduna. The groups presented a letter of complaint on the insecurity challenges facing them in...

NAF plans to acquire 18 new aircraft in 2020- Official

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is to acquire additional 18 aircraft by 2020 to boost its air assets. Air Commodore Nnamdi Ananaba, the Chairman, Organising Committee for the 2019 NAF Day Celebration, disclosed this at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja. The brands of the aircraft, according to him, are 4 X A-109 Power and 1 X Mi-35M, 1 X...

Buhari, Emir of Qatar in closed-door meeting at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hammad Al-Thani, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The emir on arrival at the villa at about 12.15 p.m., was received by Buhari at the forecourt of the villa. Buhari introduced some members of his cabinet and aides to the emir, who also inspected...

Attack on Kajuru Castle Resort a setback on efforts to promote tourism, says Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the Friday attack on the Kajuru Castle Resort, a popular resort in Kaduna State, as “a setback to efforts to promote tourism in the country.” In a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja, the minister, on behalf of the Federal Government, condoled with the families of the two persons,...

Adamawa, Taraba Clashes: President Buhari orders quick intervention, response

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed a quick intervention and response to the affected communities in the recent communal conflicts in Adamawa and Taraba. The quick intervention response delegate, led by Air Commodore Akube Iyawu, Director Search and Rescue of the National Emergency Management Agency ( NEMA), arrived in Yola on Monday. Iyawu, at the Hamman Bata and Haman Bachama palaces in...

One person dies as suspected cultists ambush team of policemen

A policeman, Insp. Sunday Ogundapo, the team leader of the Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS), Obada, Ogun, had allegedly shot one Akeem Akinsanya to death in an effort to escape attack by suspected cultists. DSP Hausa Idris-Adamu, the Zone 2 PPRO, said in a statement that the police team had gone to effect the arrest of some suspected cultists when the...

Banditry: Troops eliminate 6, arrest 18 informants, including village head

Troops eliminated six bandits in various clearance operations in Zamfara villages and arrested 18 of their informants, including a village head. The Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, confirmed this in a statement on Monday. Musa said that the operations in which the bandits were neutralised took place on Saturday in Kirsa and Sunke villages in Anka Local Government...