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ENUGU — Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN), in collaboration with the University of Nigeria Medical Students’ Association (UNMSA), on Saturday, screened over 500 women for breast and cervical cancer in Enugu. Dr. Omosivie Ugwu, President of MWAN, Enugu Chapter, said that the programme was aimed at educating and sensitising women on symptoms of breast and cervical cancer, as well as screen women for cancer. Ugwu said the screening was free and part of MWAN’s...

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SOKOTO — Governors in the Northeast Governor’s Forum on Saturday in Sokoto donated N20 million to support families of victims of the Oct. 17 massacre at Goronyo Market in Sokoto State. This is contained in a statement issued in Sokoto by Muhammad Bello, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to Gov. Aminu Tambuwal. Chairman of the forum, Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, who made the donation on its behalf, expressed displeasure at the massacre. “Our region,...

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JOS — The Special Peace committee set up by the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) has submitted its reports to Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali, the commander of the task force. The 36-man committee was inauguration on September 11, 2021, to proffer a lasting solution to the lingering insecurity in the state. The committee was also mandated to identify the root causes of the crisis that has engulfed the state over the years. Presenting the...

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The eventual succession to Paul Biya, Cameroon’s president since 1982, will likely prove a critical moment for Cameroon and its overlapping political and security crises.   By Michelle Gavin, Guest columnist and blogger In Cameroon, an incident last week in which a gendarme shot and killed a young child in Buea—a regional capital that has been the site of clashes between anglophone separatists and federal government forces—is the most recent outrage to make international headlines. Yet every day,...

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ABUJA — Wife of the Leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly called the Shi’ites, Malama Zeenah, have separately filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja challenging the seizure of their international passports by the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF). In their fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by their lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), their lawyer, in their fundamental rights enforcement suit, the...

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LAGOS — The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged leaders in sub-Saharan Africa to embrace the rule of law and democratic ideals to forestall political unrest. Dr. Chinyere Almona, Director-General, LCCI, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos. She spoke against the backdrop of the one-year anniversary of #EndSARS protests which impacted negatively on businesses across the country. Almona added that bad...

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TEL AVIV — An Israeli scuba diver had discovered a 900-year-old Crusader sword in the Mediterranean Sea. The sword, with its 1-metre-long blade and a 30-centimetre-long hilt, was lying on the seabed off the Carmel coast, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Monday. “The sword, which has been preserved in perfect condition, is a beautiful and rare find and evidently belonged to a Crusader knight,’’ said Nir Distelfeld, inspector for the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Robbery...

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Any student of politics will recall that one of the most distinguishing features of political power is that it is transient. Every kin observer must have taken careful note of the significance of all that transpired yesterday (October 14) during governor Obiano’s presentation of the 2022 draft estimate to Anambra State House of Assembly. It is like watching a replay of a defined end. For some of us, it is an opportunity to sit back...

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ABUJA — The Management of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Water Board has announced that there will be a disruption in water supply to some areas in Abuja in a couple of days. According to a statement released by the board on Wednesday that phases 1,3, and 4 treatment plants will be shut down for five days. It said the shutdown is to enable the connection of a bye-pass trunk line to Kubwa mainline for...

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ABUJA — The Police on Tuesday said they have arrested a suspect for allegedly luring and handing over his cousin to a criminal gang for kidnap. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr. Frank Mba disclosed this during a media briefing in Abuja. He said the suspect lured and handed over his cousin to the kidnappers because of his unwillingness to pay back the loan he got from the cousin. According to him, the cousin...

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