Day: March 12, 2018

On this day in 2003, the World Health Organization, WHO, officially released global warning on pandemicSARS disease. The SARS which means Severe acute respiratory syndrome is a viralrespiratory disease ofzoonotic origin caused by the SARS coronavirus . Between November 2002 and July 2003, an outbreak of SARS in southern China caused an eventual 8,098 cases, […]

World number one Roger Federer picked up where he left off, winning the four games he needed to defeat Federico Delbonis on Sunday after their match was interrupted the night before by rain. Federer returned to stadium court on Sunday afternoon and needed an hour to finish off his second round victory 6-3, 7-6 (8/6). […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an amendment to the excise duty on alcoholic beverages and tobacco with effect from June 4, 2018. In a statement issued in Abuja Sunday, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said the new excise duty rates were spread over a three-year period from 2018 to 2020 in order to moderate […]

Senate spokesman, Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, says the statements made by Senator Shehu Sani, on the salaries and funds for the running of offices of Senators is nothing new. In a statement on Sunday, Abdullahi said the figure given out by Sani about the running cost of the offices of Senators are contained in various line […]

On this day in 2009,Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street‘s history. In 1999, financial analystHarry Markopolos had informed the Securities and Exchange Commission that he believed it was legally and mathematically impossible to achieve the gains Madoff claimed to deliver. According to Markopolos, it took […]

The Nigerian Army has warned perpetrators of the killings and destruction of property in Adamawa, Benue and Taraba states to desist immediately, saying the Rules Of Engagement (ROE) against arson and murder are to apply henceforth. In a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen Texas Chukwu on Sunday, the military said it […]

Donald Trump deployed his spy chief Sunday to sell his snap decision to engage North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in momentous nuclear talks that the president himself predicted would be a “tremendous success” but others warn carry big risks. CIA director Mike Pompeo portrayed North Korea as buckling under the pressure of US-led international sanctions […]

Nigeria’s External Reserves now stand at $46 billion as at the close of business on March 9, 2018. Figures obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, at the weekend, indicate that the reserves grew by about $3.2 billion between February and March 2018. The reserves at the beginning of 2018 stood at $39.3 billion, […]

As Nigerians prepare for the 2019 general election, the Anglican Bishop of Jos, Most Rev. Benjamin Kwashi has declared that the time has come for the younger generation to take over the reins of governance in the country both at the federal and state levels Kwashi who spoke with JAY FM in Jos at the […]

On this day in 1980, aNigerian actress and movie producer who in 2007 won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a leading roleand the Afro Hollywood award for best actress in a lead role in 2010, Chioma Chukwuka, ccasionally credited as Chioma Chukwuka Akpota, was born Anambra State, South East Nigeria. She […]

As peace gradually returns to Daffo communities in the Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau, the state police command has confirmed the arrest of a herdsman with an AK-47 rifle. The command’s spokesman, Terna Tyopev, confirmed the arrest on Sunday. He  said the herdsman, Muhammadu Bimini, was arrested by riot policemen on March 8, at […]

Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has sharply criticised the handling of affairs during the presidential visit of to Plateau state on 08th March 2018 for a two day working visit. He made the allegations at his usual parley with ordinary citizens at the Bauchi Road Motor Park. The Minister lamented what he […]

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