NDDC Probe: Akpabio Grilled; Pondei Collapsed

The session started with the Chairman of the House Committee, Hon. Olubumi Tunji-Ojo, recusing himself from presiding the panel as suggested by the Acting MD, Prof. Pondei, for fairness and transparency. The MD implied such and staged a walkout on the committee last Thursday claiming that the Chairman can't be a judge in his own case. To that effect, the Vice-Chairman of the Committee immediately took charge.

Ending the Incessant Rape Culture in Nigeria: A Way Forward

Rape is fast becoming an epidemic in the country with series of allegations and counter allegations (reported and unreported) flying across the media space. The recent case of a brutally molested 22-year-old student, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, leading to her death have added to the expanding rate of existing cases. The police have so far launched an investigation into the incident to bring the culprits to book. No doubt, this issue is begging for serious attention. To stop these, all hands must be not only on deck but also remain busy above board. These immoral act is hitting deep into our value system and we all need to ensure there is a stop to it.

German Bundesliga Resumes Amidst Strict Measures

After a very long wait, live football is gradually coming back to our screens. The Euphoria and excitement can be felt as football fans react to this development. Admist the currently ravaging Coronavirus pandemic, the German Bundesliga is the first top flight European league to receive permission to resume sporting actions. The famous German league officially returned to action Yesterday, Saturday 16th May. Moreover, it is not without strict guidelines and restrictions.

Some Facts about Buhari’s New Chief of Staff: Prof. Ibrahim Gambari

Professor (Ambassador) Ibrahim Agboola Gambari is a Nigerian scholar-diplomat born in Ilorin, Kwara state. He was Minister for External Affairs under tge 1984-85 Military regime. He was also the first Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Africa from 1999-2005. In that capacity, he worked closely with heads of government, key policymakers as well as institutions in the continent to develop the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

Lagos Coronavirus Cases may Rise to 120,000

Alarmingly, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Lagos State is increasing daily. This, at the moment is sending fear and panic to the residents of the state. Just yesterday, according to the report from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the state recorded 176 new confirmed cases out of the 386. It has since became the epicenter of the spread of the virus in the country with 1667 out of the 3912 total confirmed cases in less than 3 months. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Prof. Akin Abayomi, have also mentioned that these figures (in Lagos alone) may have an upward rise to 120,000 between July and August.

Covid-19: Africa on the Front-line

Whoever said African can never be at the frontline of something great should better have a rethink. With the recent instances of progress and development the continent has been making, no one will deny the prospects we see in the future. It is no longer novel that a widespread coronavirus (Covid-19) has held the world to a standstill. In the light of this, Madagascar (An African Nation) in partnership with a Congo Doctor (Dr. Jerome Munyagi) seem to have found an effective cure for the deadly virus ravaging the world. The drug which is said to be made of Herbs and traditional mixtures have proven to be very effective in Madagascar. So far, at least till this moment, Madagascar have not recorded any Covid-19 death with about 80% recovery rate out of 128 confirmed cases...

Workers Day: Access Bank to Lay-off 75 Percent of Workforce

It's the First day of May and all over the world, it marks the World Workers Day. This year's celebration has been marred by the fight against the global pandemic (Covid-19) that has ravaged and paused every activity across the world. The unpredictable nature of the Virus has made it difficult for analyst to predict the curves. Thus businesses are in confusion as to what to expect afterwards. There have also been predictions suggesting that many jobs will be lost when this is over. It is this light that the management of the Access Bank Plc, through the Managing Director, Herbert Wigwe, emphasised the need for a shake up in the staff structure across branches in order for the bank to survive the looming cloud.