Monday 23 January 2017
Posted by Editor. at 21:25
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani has said the Federal Government will begin a free healthcare intervention scheme in the nine oil producing states as from next month.
Usani said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday.
He said the project will be in collaboration with the National Association of Urologists.
“This intervention is expected to diagnose and offer first hand treatment to persons with terminal ailments and common health challenges,’’ the minister said.
The minister said the programme was in recognition of the immense contribution of the region.
It is the responsibility of the ministry to bring qualitative health services to the doorstep of the people in the mandated areas.
“It is therefore set to facilitate proper arrangement for the realisation of the programme.
“Our target covers those with minor and severe ailments because health is wealth,” Mr. Usani said.
Posted by Editor. at 20:16
The former ruler of the Gambian, Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stealing $11million (500m dalasi) in the past weeks before going into exile.
Jammeh was accused of flying out luxury cars by Mai Fatty, the Adviser to the New President, Adama Barrow in a cargo aircraft provided by the President of Chad, Mr. Idris Deby.
The seven exotic cars, include Rolls Royce and Sports Utility Vehicles for the exclusive use of Jammeh, who is now in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, shortly after a brief stop-over in Conakry, Guinea.
The private jet headed to Malabo where Jammeh will, in the meantime, spend his post-office life as the guest of another sit-tight dictator, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea.
Posted by Editor. at 19:06
KANO—The Assistant Inspector-General, AIG, in charge of Police Zone 1, Kano, has detained a driver and four domestic staff of former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, over alleged theft of N100 million. Security sources in Kano confided in Vanguard that the five suspects were taken into custody last Thursday, following “personal complaint” to the police by Alhaji Sule Lamido.
The multiple sources further revealed that the money, which was allegedly kept under “ground bunker” in the wife’s wing of the multi-billion naira apartment at NNDC Quarters of Kano, was pilfered to “insignificant amount” before it was discovered. Meanwhile, inside sources told Vanguard that the suspects have offered “useful information” on how they conspired to steal “oga’s money” and appeared ready to return what is left of the loot.
The source, a high-ranking officer, who preferred anonymity, told Vanguard: “As I speak to you, we have five suspects in our custody and they have demonstrated a great deal of cooperation and we are living no stone unturned to recover the stolen money. “When contacted for comments on the veracity of the development, the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sambo Sokoto, neither denied nor confirmed the story. Sokoto told Vanguard on phone:
“We have several cases at hand and most officers handling them could not be reached for briefing, and I would solicit your support to hang on till tomorrow (today). “I have equally been under pressure from your colleagues and asked to be given time to obtain proper briefing.”
Posted by Editor. at 18:56
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