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Day: January 13, 2024


Former Vietnam health minister bags 18yrs imprisonment over $2.1million COVID fraud

A court in Vietnam has sentenced a former Health Minister, Nguyen Thanh Long, to 18 years in prison in connection with a Coronavirus test kit scandal. He was sentenced on Friday, January 12, after being found guilty of accepting bribes…


Osun Lawmaker Offers Scholarship To 177 Indigent Students

A member of the House of Representatives from Ayediire/Iwo/Ola Oluwa Federal Constituency, Hon. Lukman Kayode Mudashiru has offered full scholarship to 177 indigent students from his constituency. Osun Spring reports that the Scholarship which are in two categories, were awarded…


Burundi shuts border with Rwanda amid conflict

The Rwandan government claims that Burundi has decided to close its border with the East African country, just weeks after Burundi’s president accused Rwanda of harboring a rebel group. Burundi’s President Evariste Ndayishimiye accused Rwanda of housing and training the…


Nigerian Police Release Teenage Boy Detained For Three Months Without Trial In Enugu State

The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has finally released a 16-year-old teenager detained for three months without trial after SaharaReporters’ report. It was reported on Friday that the Nigerian police detained a 16-year-old schoolboy for three months…


US Carries Out Fresh Strike In Yemen Despite Houthis Threat Of Retaliation

The United States of America, on Friday, launched a second attack against the Houthi forces in Yemen following President Joe Biden’s administration’s pledge to safeguard Red Sea cargo. One day after several American and British strikes on the structures of…


Tinubu Appoints 9-Man Board For Midstream and Downstream Gas Infrastructure Fund

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of a nine-man Governing Council for the Midstream and Downstream Gas Infrastructure Fund (MDGIF) to be domiciled in the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA). The Governing Council of the MDGIF,…


How Agric ministry made N3.08BN suspicious payments to personal accounts

In a series of disbursements between September and December last year, a total of N3.08 billion was paid into the private accounts of 42 staffers of the ministry of agriculture, according to PREMIUM TIMES. The payments were reported by the…


FG approves commercialisation of genetically modified maize

The Federal government has approved the commercial release of the transgenic insect resistant and drought tolerant maize varieties known as TELA maize. The approval was granted by the National Committee on Naming, Registration and Release of Crop Varieties, Livestock breeds/Fisheries…