Thursday, 3 August 2017

Donald Trump sends a war warning to North Korea

American president, Donald Trump has said he would rather go to war to destroy North Korea than allow it to develop a long-range nuclear-armed missile.

Influential Republican and foreign policy expert Lindsey Graham told NBC’s Today Show the President had told him so himself and warned patience with the rogue state was running thin.

Africa’s largest rice mill opens in Nigeria

The Federal Government’s diversification programme yesterday received a boost, with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo commissioning Africa’s largest parboiled rice mill in Argungu, Kebbi State.

INEC plans 'hidden' technology 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) plans technology joker for the 2019 elections, its chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, revealed yesterday.

He said the plan would be kept in wraps for now to prevent politicians from sabotaging it.

Group told Buhari to prepare to handover to a female president

A political pressure group advocating the emergence of a female president in Nigeria, Nigeria Female President Initiative, NFPI, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to prepare to hand over to an elected female President, adding that a female Nigerian president would not run the country like an ATM without pin code where monies are diverted at will.

Nigerians smoke 20 billion cigarettes every year

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Health has lamented the high consumption rate of tobacco in the country, saying that about 4.5 million Nigerians consumed 20 billion cigarettes yearly.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this on Monday at a sensitisation workshop for law enforcement agencies and mass media on the implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 in Abuja.