Okowa Wants FG To Address Rising Cost Of Cooking Gas

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, called on the Federal Government and relevant policy makers to initiate steps towards reducing the rising cost of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the country. Okowa made the call at a two-day LPG sensitisation and awareness campaign organised by the National LPG Expansion Plan, Office of the Vice President in conjunction with the State Government held at the Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba. He said that the theme of the campaign “Stimulating Delta State Socioeconomic Growth through LPG Adoption and Expansion”…

WAEC Releases 2021 WASSCE Results, Hikes Exam Fees to N18, 000

ABUJA/Nigeria: The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has increased registration fees for school candidates for West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from N13,950 to N18,000, beginning from 2022. WAEC Head of National Office (HNO), Mr Patrick Areghan, made this known while announcing the release of results of the 2021 WASSCE for school candidates on Monday in Lagos. Areghan said the increment was due to un-abating spiral inflation in the country, worsened devastating effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “As can be seen, in the general cost of doing business…

9 W/African Countries Disregard ECOWAS Court Rulings – Judge

ABUJA/Nigeria: The ECOWAS Court of Justice says only six West African countries are ready to respect its rulings 20 years after its establishment. President of the Court, Justice Amoako Asante, said since establishment of the court in 1991, only six countries of the 15 member states, had met the pre-requisite for obeying the court rulings. Giving an address at the opening of an international conference to celebrate the court at 20 and also seek law reviews and advance its knowledge, Asante said that all countries ought to have set up…

IATF 2021 Closes With $36bn Recorded Deals

DURBAN/South Africa: The Intra-African Trade Fair 2021 (IATF 2021) came to an end on Sunday in Durban, South Africa, recording $36 billion deals during the weeklong event. The event held physically in Durban, South Africa, while some other participants joined virtually from different parts of the world. Speaking during the closing ceremony, Mrs Kanayo Awani, the Managing Director, Intra-African Trade Initiative in Afreximbank, said: “Let me just announce that as of now, we have $36 billion in deals concluded at IATF 2021. “This is one of the KPIs as the…

NIMET Predicts 3-Day Sunshine, Haziness From Monday

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Nigerian Meteorological Agency of Nigeria (NiMet) has predicted sunny and hazy weather conditions from Monday to Wednesday. NiMet`s weather outlook, released on Sunday, in Abuja, predicted sunny and hazy skies over the Northern region during the forecast period on Monday. It further predicted sunny skies with few patches of clouds to prevail over the North central states during the forecast period. “Cloudy skies, with intervals of sunshine, should prevail over the South with prospects of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Akwa Ibom during the morning hours. “Later in…

Child Abuse In Delta On The Rise – NGO

WARRI/Nigeria: A Delta-based NGO, the Nigerian Child Welfare Fund (NCWF), has expressed concern over the increasing rate of child abuse and other social vices in the state. Its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Joshua Omorere, expressed the displeasure on Monday in an interview in Warri. Omorere who attributed the development to poverty, lack of birth control among others urged the state government to rise up to its responsibilities by investing more in social services. According to him, social service workers should be encouraged by way of providing them with adequate…

UTH Confirms Possession Of OAU Master’s Student Body For Autopsy

ILE-IFE/Nigeria: The Consultant Pathologist of Osun University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Dr Waheed Oluogun, on Monday confirmed that the remains of late Timothy Adegoke, a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun, were with the hospital for autopsy. Oluogun, who spoke to Journalist at the hospital complex in Osogbo, said the hospital management was waiting for the arrival of family members of the deceased or their representatives to commence the autopsy process. “We are waiting for the relative or pathologist or any physician from the relative of the deceased…

UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital To Provide Free Surgeries For 500 Persons

OSOGBO/Nigeria: The management of Osun State University Hospital says it will provide free surgery for 500 persons as part of its social responsibility. This is contained in a statement by Mr Ayodele Adeyemo, the Public Relations Officer of the hospital on Monday in Osogbo. Adeyemo said that some of the surgeries to be performed in the patients included: hernia, ganglion, lumps, cataract, pterygium, in-growing toe-nails and implant IUCD insertion, among others. Adeyemo said that the two days surgical outreach would take place between Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 at the hospital…