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Some 23 million Nigerian children have received the seasonal malaria chemoprevention, aiding reduction in severe malaria in children in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari made the declaration on Friday in Kigali at the Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The summit is part of activities at the on-going 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in the Rwandan capital. President Buhari was represented by the Minister of Health, Mr Osagie Ehanire, who delivered...

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Presidential candidate faces a dilemma as religious factor threatens to undo campaign.  On Tuesday, July 21, a small crowd of protesters massed outside the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, Nigeria. Defying a heavy downpour, they carried placards demanding that Bola Tinubu, the party’s standard-bearer in next year’s presidential election, refrain from choosing a Muslim as his running mate. It was not an impressive crowd by any standard, and the fact, according...

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By Handel Patrick (Staff Reporter) Gunmen have beheaded a former member of Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr. Nelson Achukwu of Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area, two weeks after he was abducted. The deceased, a lawyer and crippled, was reportedly kidnapped on June 9, 2022, barely one month after the lawmaker representing Aguata constitutuency 2, Governor Charles Soludo’s constituency, at the state Assembly, Okechukwu Okoye, and his friend were beheaded in a similar circumstance....

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By Anastasia Mbabie (Staff Reporter) AWKA — Anambra State Commissioner for Culture, Tourism, and Entertainment, Don Onyenji on Thursday said that the state government has eventually clamped down and completely sealed off the hotel where underaged girls were used as sex slaves, prostitutes, and baby sellers at the Nkpor Idemili-North local government area of the state. The Commissioner who stated this during an exclusive interview with West African Pilot News in his office in Awka...

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“Three deadly plagues I have always despised: Donald Trump, COVID-19, and Muhammadu Buhari.” —Anthony Obi Ogbo I am not a sadist, but all through my life, there have been three deadly plagues I have always despised: Donald Trump, COVID-19, and Muhammadu Buhari. So in 2017, I spent seven days fasting and praying, asking God directly to take away the life of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. I knew that was the right thing to do, and...

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By Handel Patrick, (Staff Reporter) AWKA — The National Population Commission, NPC, says One Thousand Two Hundred and Forty-Nine personnel have been selected to conduct a trial census for the 2023 population and housing census. The trial census will hold in the months of June and July 2022. The National Commissioner of the Commission representing Anambra State, Mr. Chidi Ezeoke disclosed this in an advocacy visit/ town hall meeting with stakeholders of Awka-Etiti and Nnobi...

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ABUJA — Centre for Credible Leadership and Citizens Awareness, said the BVAS functioned optimally in 94 per cent of the polling units it observed during the Ekiti governorship election. The Director-General of the CSO, Dr. Nwambu Gabriel in a post-election statement on the election on Tuesday in Abuja, said the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) was properly deployed. Gabriel commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the conduct of the election. According to him,...

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ABUJA — No fewer than 48 million Nigerians still practice open defecation, according to the newly released 2021 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene National Outcome Routine Mapping (WASH-NORM) III Report. This is the thrust at the inauguration of the 2021 WASH-NORM III Report in Abuja on Tuesday. The Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu, said slow progress being made in improving water and sanitation services was due to population expansion, low commitments from states and...

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Handel Patrick, (Staff Reporter) AWKA — The Anambra State House of Assembly has summoned the State’s Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh to appear before the plenary for clarifications over certain issues relating to her office. According to the Media Aide to the Speaker of the House, Mr. Caleb Okechukwu, the summon was issued during the Tuesday plenary of the House, where some issues were raised about the Commissioner and recent activities of the ministry,...

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