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As the rainy season intensifies, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has released a report indicating that there are increasing cases of cholera across the country. Cholera is a food and water-borne disease, caused by the ingestion of the organism Vibrio cholerae in contaminated water and food. NCDC Director General, Dr. Jide Idris in a statement said: “From the 1st of January to the 11th of June 2024, a total of 1,141 suspected...

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Sir Paul Chukwuma, the Pro-Chancellor of Olivia University, Burundi, and the former National Auditor of the All Progressives Congress, in this interview with the WAP Editorial Columnist and Correspondent, Ebuka Onyekwelu, spoke on various issues relating to the 2024 Nigeria’s Democracy Day, President Tinubu and Nigerians. Chief Chukwuma is also an APC aspirant in the upcoming Anambra State Governorship Election.

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President Bola Tinubu suffered a fall on Wednesday while boarding the parade vehicle at the Democracy Day celebration at Eagle Square, Abuja. According to viral videos on social media, the President lost his footing while climbing the steps and had to be helped up by his security details. Despite the incident, President Tinubu quickly regained his balance and continued with the proceedings. Earlier in his Democracy Day speech, the President reflected on Nigeria’s journey from...

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has urged state governments in flood-prone regions to endorse the initiative of downscaling early flood warnings and implementing risk mitigation strategies to safeguard lives and livelihoods. The advice came on the heels that no fewer than 31 states and 148 LGAs in Nigeria are under threat of flooding this rainy season. Director General of NEMA, Zubaida Umar, stated this at a one-day sensitization meeting with the Edo State Government...

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No fewer than 29 bandits have been neutralized by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and freed multiple kidnapped victims, including the village head’s daughter of Ruwan Godiya in Katsina State. Recall that the terrorists had launched attacks on different villages in Kankara local government area resulting in the deaths of police officers and scores of farmers on Sunday. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed said the breakthrough was recorded...

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Nigerians will have to wait a little longer for locally-produced petrol from the Dangote Refinery. The commencement of petrol production, initially expected in June, has been rescheduled for mid-July, according to the refinery’s President and CEO, Aliko Dangote. Dangote attributed the postponement to a “bit of delay” during a tour of the US$20 billion facility in Lagos on Monday. While details regarding the specific reasons for the delay have not been disclosed, he assures the...

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu delivered an address on the country’s Democracy Day, 12 June 2024. In his speech, President Tinubu reflected on the nation’s journey towards democratic governance, paying tribute to the heroes and heroines who fought for freedom and democracy. He emphasised the significance of democracy as a way of life, highlighting its importance in ensuring liberty, equality, and economic opportunity for all citizens. The President also addressed the challenges facing the nation, including...

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The leadership of the Anambra State House of Assembly has reacted to the Assembly’s one-year anniversary. On 12th June 2023, the Anambra State 8th House of Assembly was inaugurated by Governor Chukwuma Soludo. During the inauguration, Hon. Somto Udeze of Ogbaru II constituency was elected the Speaker of the House, while Hon. Chukwuma Okoye of Awka South II was elected Deputy Speaker, and Hon. Ikenna Ofodeme, emerged as the Majority Leader. The Anambra 8th Assembly...

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advocated for a democratic model that will guarantee political inclusion and promote unity. The former president made the remark on Tuesday while he delivered his speech as chairman of the 25th Anniversary Democracy Day Public Lecture in Abuja. According to Jonathan, for democracy to yield its desired dividends, the political class and elite must lead by example and work with unity of purpose to guarantee peace and social justice to the...

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) administrations since 2015 for desecrating the democratic principles, legacies and values which the late Chief MKO Abiola laboured and died for. It urged President Bola Tinubu to use the occasion of the Democracy Day to have a deep reflection on the state of the nation under his watch, the Party charged Nigerians to use the occasion of this year’s Democracy Day...

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