How Nigerians misunderstand diabetic diet, by Ulu

Against the backdrop of certain unsubstantiated myths on some medical issues in Nigeria, Dr Anuma Kalu Ulu, Nigerian born- New York-trained medical doctor (Family practitioner and Geriatrician) and founder of the Charitable organization Kalu Ulu Memorial Foundation, under whose auspices he provides free medical care and scholarships to the indigent has in this exposition cleared some wrong perception on special diets.

National Assembly crisis: Ohanaeze youth leader urges politicians to focus on national interest

Chief Chinedu Arthur-Ugwa, the coordinator of Ohanaeze Youth Wing, in South South on Friday urged politicians to focus on public interest to stop the current crisis in the National Assembly.

Arthur-Ugwa told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa that the timey intervention of the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on the crisis averted embarrassment to the nation.

Bauchi stakeholders advocate rehabilitation of Gubi Dam treatment plant

By Rita Michael

Obaseki engages Edo miners on sector's blueprint

...says new database, best practice non-negotiable

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, on Monday reeled out the new direction of ongoing reforms in the solid minerals sectors, at a meeting with the new executive members of the Edo State chapter of Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN).

According to Obaseki, the suspension of mining activity at burrow pits across the state by his administration, signalled the beginning of a new era in the sector and declared that the state government would work with the association to revamp the sector.

14 militants killed in gun battle

At least 14 Maoist rebels were killed in a clash with security forces in India’s central state of Chhattisgarh on Monday, DM Awasthi, a senior police officer in charge of counter-insurgency operations said.

“The gun battle broke out in Sukma district, one of the known Maoist strongholds in the state.

“Fourteen Maoists were neutralised in the forests of Sukma in a massive operation we launched after receiving intelligence inputs on the presence of insurgents the region,” Awasthi said.

He said the forces suffered no casualties.

Saraki convenes emergency meeting of National Assembly leadership

President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has called an emergency meeting of the leadership of the Upper and Lower chambers of the National Assembly.

The meeting, which is scheduled to hold on Tuesday in Abuja, comes days after some lawmakers called for the reconvening of the assembly in order to attend to some urgent matters of state.

The principal officers of the Senate and the House of Representatives are expected to attend the meeting.

Breaking: DSS takes over National Assembly

Men of the State Security Service (DSS) have taken over the National Assembly and prevented lawmakers, journalists and staff from entrance.

The DSS men who appeared battle ready took strategic positions at all the gates leading to the National Assembly premises.
While some of DSS men were masked, some are unmasked.

Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, one of the lawmakers blocked at the National Assembly entrace told journalists that :We're legislators and we're supposed to have access to our offices.

Dickson signs public service records, media corporation bills, others into law

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, on Thursday signed 10 bills, including the Public Service Records and Documentation Centre Bill 2018, into law.

  A statement by the Governor's Chief Press Secretary, Mr Francis Ottah-Agbo, listed the bills to include; the Niger Delta University (Amendment) Bill, Media Corporation Bill, Directorate for Project Monitoring and Evaluation (Amendment) Bill and the Teaching of Indigenous Language Bill.

Behind the mandate: A journalist’s account

Book Review

Author: Felix Ikechi Uka

Pagination: 218 pages

Number of chapters: 14

Publishers: Meks Printing Conceptz Ltd, 8 Jemeni Street, Abakaliki

Book reviewer: Abia Onyike      

This book, Behind the Mandate: A Journalist’s Account, written by Felix Uka is a pointed, well-researched and easily readable work of arts and science. It is a significant historical narrative of the political tension which gripped Ebonyi State at a point in its regime transition from 2014-2015.

How ‘my daughter was forced into prostitution over N1m loan’

A 46-year-old father of five, Mr. Michael Igbokwe, has revealed how his 17-year-old daughter, Queency Igbokwe, was allegedly abducted and forced into prostitution by a woman he collected a loan of N1 million from to boost his business.
Recollecting his daughter’s disappearance since last year, Michael said that one of his salesgirls told Queency that there was a fantastic job, with an attractive salary, which she could be linked her to. Queency had immediately accepted to do the job, without knowing what the job entailed.