THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – More details have emerged on how the federal government (FG) of Nigeria determined the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) who are now receiving the ₦5,000 monthly stipends across the 9 pilot states. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity inRead More →

– The federal government (FG) of Nigeria has set up a 16-man committee, headed by Dr. Wale Babalakin, to renegotiate the 2009 agreement with the staff unions in the federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. This was contained in a statement issued by the Director of Press of theRead More →

– The Federal Government of Nigeria as part of efforts to cushion the effects of poverty in the country has started the payment of N5,000 monthly stipend to the poorest and most vulnerable through the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) of its Social Investment Programmes (SIP). According to a statement byRead More →

– The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (Rtd) has called on all well-meaning Nigerians not to allow themselves to be dragged into religious conflicts. He observed this has become necessary following insinuations that the criminal violence in Southern Kaduna has some religious interpretation. The Minister’s advice is comingRead More →

– The President of the Senate and proponent of #MadeinNigeria hashtag, Bukola Saraki has announced the kick-start of the soft launch of the ‘Made in Nigeria Challenge.’ The campaign is organised to showcase everyday products that are used by Nigerians and produced by Nigerians locally. The campaign hopes to identify productsRead More →

– Chelsea football club forward Diego Costa has said he wanted to leave the London club in summer, according to a report. The Brazil-born striker joined the Chelsea in 2014 for £32m , and was close to a return to former club Atletico Madrid after a difficult 2015-16 campaign. The prolificRead More →

– Zimbabwe and other drought-prone countries in Africa may have some good news as some scientists in Zimbabwe say they have developed a heat and drought-resistant maize. The seeds developed by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center is expected to help combat drought-induced food insecurity that has affected millionsRead More →

– The United Nations has revealed that polio has been reduced by 99 percent worldwide since the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric made the revelation on the occasion of World Polio Day on October 24. Dujarric however said, ‘Despite that progress,Read More →

– A new study published in EBioMedicine has revealed that heading a football can significantly affect a players brain function and memory up to a day. Researchers at Scotland’s Stirling University said memory performance was reduced by between 41 percent to 67 percent following heading practice, with the effect wearingRead More →

– According to Wikipedia, a whistleblower is a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organization that is either private or public. Whistleblowing is particularly important in the fight against corruption. Acts of corruption often go unchallenged whenRead More →