It is within this context that the burgeoning descent into lawlessness in the country deserves to be thoroughly interrogated. For instance, how does anyone explain the recent reports of the apprehension of two middle-aged men by the Ondo State Police Command for raping and killing two elderly women in Ondo State? Farm hands who evidently have enough economic and financial issues to contend with committing rape and murder? The society and government have the responsibility of offering proper security and safe environment for girls and women to live a worthy life. We urge the government to live up to this crucial social obligation by ensuring strict enforcement of rules and regulations on rape and other forms of sexual violence.
May 29, 2023 01:07 UTC
After the most dramatic final Bundesliga matchday in recent memory, Bayern Munich are again title winners as Borussia Dortmund go empty handed once more. Heading into the round two points ahead of Bayern, Dortmund needed to beat mid-table Mainz at home to break the decades-long Bavarian stranglehold on the title. The draw, coupled with Bayern’s last-minute 2-1 win at Cologne, meant Dortmund gave away their best chance in a decade of winning the title. On each occasion, Dortmund dropped points in the next match, allowing Bayern to return to the summit — as they did on Saturday to claim the title. Dortmund entered the winter break nine points behind Bayern, having lost six times in their opening 15 matches.
May 28, 2023 23:08 UTC
The House of Representatives on Sunday passed through Third Reading a bill seeking to extend the implementation of the 2022 Supplementary Appropriation Act of the Capital aspect from June 30, 2023, to December 31, 2023. Femi Gbajabiamila, solicited for approval for the capital expenditure component of the 2022 budget to be financed through new domestic borrowings. “The nine critical projects proposed in the water sector cuts across water supply, dam projects and irrigation projects nationwide. “I have therefore approved the supplementary 2022 Appropriation of N819,000,536,937, all of which are capital expenditures. Meanwhile, Chairman, House Committee on Water Resources, Hon.
May 28, 2023 16:11 UTC
Winning an election, especially, the presidency of a country as big as Nigeria, ordinary and normally, calls for celebrations. But given the situation we find ourselves in Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, your electoral victory does not really calls for such celebrations. The case of President Buhari is worse. He demonstrated incompetence, which made his tenure, when compared with his predecessors, the worst in the governance of the country. Your number one inheritance problem is the Nigerians President Buhari is handing over to you.
May 28, 2023 15:49 UTC
The Ambassador At Large, African Region of International Human Rights Commission, Dr. Malami Ma’aji says the commission will continue to provide legal and moral support to the victims of human rights violations in Africa and the world in general. Ma’aji shortly after he was conferred with the National Honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by President Muhammadu Buhari said the rule of law and human rights must be respected particularly in African Region. “The main objectives of the International Human Rights Commission are to serve humanity irrespective of their differences in religion, region and tribe, as well as struggle against violation of human rights, bloodshed and terrorism in Africa and the world,” he said. Related News No Content AvailableThe ambassador announced that he visited some African countries as part of his responsibilities to ensure that rule of law and human rights are respected. “Authorities must also ensure that security agencies operate strictly to the International Human Rights Principles and respect rule of law during and after the transition of the new government.
May 28, 2023 12:09 UTC
Following the game, BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall and FIBA Africa President Anibal Manave presented Al Ahly with the BAL Championship Trophy and Al Ahly forward Anunwa “Nuni” Omot with The Hakeem Olajuwon Trophy for winning the 2023 BAL Most Valuable Player Award. 2023 BAL Sportsmanship AwardCFV-Beira guard Will Perry received The Manute Bol Trophy for exemplifying the ideals of sportsmanship and camaraderie. Champions from the national leagues in Angola, Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia earned their participation in the 2023 BAL season by winning their respective national leagues. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Basketball Africa League (BAL). Contact:Edwin EselemBAL Communications+221 78 615 4287EEselem@theBAL.comAbout the BAL:The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a partnership between the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the NBA, is a professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa.
May 28, 2023 12:06 UTC
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, commissioned 4,366 projects, programmes and initiatives implemented under his supervision as minister. In a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant/Spokesperson to the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Uwa Suleiman, on Friday, the event took place in Abuja, and also virtually at the remote locations of the commissioned projects. The dignitaries lauded Pantami and congratulated him for how he had shown that the Nigerian youth could excel at the top levels of leadership in the country. The commissioned projects were spread across all the states of the federation and were executed by the ministry and all the parastatals under the ministry. The trucks were purchased from internally generated revenue and were commissioned by the minister in Abuja.
May 28, 2023 07:58 UTC
), on Sunday, in Abuja, urged opposition parties to accept the verdict of the court even as the election tribunal hearing begins on Tuesday, May 30. “Irrespective of the outcome of the various cases, I urge all parties involved to accept the decision of our courts and join hands to build a better Nigeria,” Buhari said in his farewell message aired on the Nigerian Television Authority, early Sunday. But Atiku, Obi and some other parties rejected the results announced by INEC and had approached the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to annul Tinubu’s victory. Buhari saluted the “doggedness and resilience” of all the Presidential Candidates and their political parties for believing in our judicial system by taking their grievances with the election results to the court. He said “In the course of the campaigns, we had argued and disagreed on how to make Nigeria better but we never disagreed or had any doubts that Nigeria has to be better.
May 28, 2023 07:40 UTC
I Dedicate Myself To Service Of Nigeria _TinubuPhoto Credit:The Nation NigeriaBefore a distinguished audience of Nigerians and non-Nigerians yesterday, President-elect Bola Tinubu pledged to dedicate himself to the service of the nation and Africa. Addressing journalists in Lagos, the PDP chieftain said that history would judge Buhari’s government because it failed to impact Nigerians positively. He lamented that Buhari failed to ensure the security of Nigerians, adding that he failed to deliver on his electoral promises of fighting corruption among other things. The party assured party faithful that Kwankwaso wouldn’t defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). There has been a jostle for appointments, including ministerial, under the Tinubu administration since the president-elect emerged after the February 25 presidential election.
May 28, 2023 06:41 UTC
Initially, cowrie’s shells were used as a medium of exchange before the introduction of the coin. No wonder various Nigerian ethnic groups have vernacular names for this multipurpose object. This write-up will refresh our memory on the various ways cowrie shells are used presently that has earned it a name “the ornament of treasure”. Some school of thought believes that fortified cowrie shells can bring wealth and also offer protection against evil spirits and bad energy. REFERENCESNgerian Heritage (1993) Nigerian Culture (Vol.2)Aniefiok Akpan U (1993) Cowrie shells in Nigerian Culture (Journal of National Commission for Museums and Monuments (Vol.2)Choconaija.com.ng/google.
May 28, 2023 04:54 UTC
Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Ltd (NNPCL) and CNL Joint Venture, has decried the circulation of false recruitment information in various media channels. “We’re aware of the circulation of false recruitment information in several media and online channels in the name of CNL and Chevron Corporation, purportedly advertising job positions in CNL. “CNL hereby dissociates itself from all false job adverts and offers published in any newspaper, website, email, poster, handbill or any other medium. “Job offers requesting candidates to pay money, at any point during the recruitment process, are not from CNL. “CNL will not respond to enquiries about fraudulent advertisements and job offers,” the oil and gas giant warned.
May 28, 2023 04:39 UTC
A 102-year-old British woman, identified as Joyce Jackman, has attributed her longevity to good sex. Jackman, who celebrated her 102nd birthday on May 9, stated that “good sex and good sherry” leads to long-term satisfaction, NY Post reports. According to her, a combination of both has helped her live for over a century. Speaking about her birthday celebration, the centenarian said, “I had such a lovely day. It must be all the chocolate I eat that’s helped!”
May 28, 2023 03:33 UTC
A man who opened an emergency exit on an Asiana Airlines flight in mid-air felt “suffocated” and wanted to get off quickly, South Korean police said on Saturday. When the plane was around 200 meters (650 feet) above ground, the man who police said was in his 30s without providing further details, opened the exit door. The passenger was taken in by Daegu police for questioning and told officers he had been “under stress after losing a job recently”. Another video shared on social media showed passengers sitting in the emergency exit row next to an open door being buffeted by strong winds. “It was chaos with people close to the door appearing to faint one by one and flight attendants calling out for doctors on board,” a 44-year-old passenger told Yonhap.
May 28, 2023 03:00 UTC
A 40-year-old man, Arnold Masuka has asked a local court in Lusaka, Zambia to dissolve the marriage between him and his wife, Hilda Mleya as a result of her exceptional beauty. According to a report by Zambia Observer, Arnold asked for divorce from his wife because her beauty has caused him sleepless nights. Arnold who claimed to have been living in perpetual fear of losing his beautiful wife to another man left the public, legal authorities and witnesses in shock as he made his unconventional demand. Shocked by this mouth-gaping request, the court clerk noted that in all his years of service, he had never experienced such in court. Expressing concerns over his wife’s beauty while he made his divorce demand, Arnold stressed that the fear of losing his wife to another man forced him to resolve to legal dissolution of the marriage.
May 27, 2023 20:37 UTC
Nestle S. A., the majority shareholder of Nestle Nigeria Plc, has bought an additional 40, 894 units of the shares of the consumer goods manufacturer. It was revealed that the shares were bought in five tranches and at different rates ranging from N1,034.56 to N1,140. Nestle Nigeria closed trading at N1,148 per share on the floor of the NGX on Thursday. In March, Nestle S.A. bought 77, 967 units of shares of the Nigerian arm for over N84m. Nestle recorded a 27 per cent growth in its revenue for last year to N446.81bn from N351.82bn in 2021.
May 27, 2023 20:31 UTC