Malaria may never be eliminated in Nigeria as efforts suffer setbacks
The global drive to eliminate malaria by 2030 is gaining momentum. The optimism is derived from the fact that several diseases have successfully been eradicated and eliminated such as smallpox and yaw.
Nigeria as world’s sixth most miserable?
A recent report on ranking of nations using the Misery Index on the state of living standards appears quite worrisome, particularly to the ordinary Nigerian. According to the latest Misery Index Report released by one Steve Hanke, an economist from the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States of America, Nigeria was ranked as the sixth…
Erdogan's party wants rerun of Istanbul election
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party said Tuesday it wants the Istanbul mayoral election to be repeated after the Supreme Electoral Council rejected a demand for a recount of all ballots cast in the city.
Firm seeks local production of materials
The Chief Executive Officer, Elan Exhibitions West Africa Limited, Mr. Jude Chime has advised government to create an enabling environment that would allow local manufacturing of building materials. He flayed the situation in which most material components for building projects are imported into the country, lamenting that the development has triggered increasing cost of construction.…
Erdogan's ruling AKP ready to accept election recount results
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AKP will accept the results of local election recounts in Ankara and Istanbul no matter which party is declared the winner, a party spokesman said on Saturday. The AKP won most votes nationwide in last Sunday's election, but results showed the ruling party lost Ankara and was also narrowly…
Turkey starts Istanbul vote recount after Erdogan's party appeals
Turkish electoral authorities on Wednesday began recounting votes from Istanbul districts after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AKP challenged tallies showing an opposition candidate narrowly won a weekend local election.
Two killed in fight at ballot box in east Turkey
An election observer and another man were killed in a fight at a school-based polling station in eastern Turkey Sunday as voting got underway in Turkey's local elections, the local governor's office said. "Two of our citizens lost their lives as a result of a dispute... at the ballot box around 10.00 am (0700 GMT)"…
Ozil slammed for reportedly inviting Erdogan to his wedding
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil has been criticised for reportedly inviting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to his wedding as his witness. Bild on Sunday ran the story on its front page with Ozil, 30, and his model fiancee Amine Gulse, 25, a former Miss Turkey, pictured inside presenting Erdogan with an invite to their…
Turkey tumbles into recession as polls loom
Turkey's economy fell into its first recession in a decade, official data showed on Monday, just weeks before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government faces local elections when growth and inflation will be key issues for voters.
‘At 0.29% of total trade, solid minerals sector still at level of potential’
With trade in solid minerals hovering at N25.3billion in fourth quarter (Q4), 2018 representing 0.29% of total trade, stakeholders in the sector have asked for the implementation of policies that will encourage investors as well as value-addition. According to them sector has been static for some time, as government and operators in the industry do…