AFAN advises northern states to be proactiveThere are indications that food shortage and inflation will worsen in 2023 following relentless attacks in most of the states where food grains are cultivated in commercial quantities. Kaduna State is rated as the largest producer of maize, a crop in high demand for direct human consumption, industrial food processing and animal feeds. He said: “This is a problem we face not only in the Northern part of the country but all over Nigeria. Hence, he called on states to play very important roles in bringing about food security to Nigeria and admitted that this is attainable if the security of life and property is guaranteed at the state level. This, he said, would deplete the volume of food that would be available to Nigerians in 2023, and might cause food inflation.
May 16, 2022 16:06 UTC
Guardian Life Drinking Habits To Trigger Easy Weight Loss By Chinelo Eze Many have considered weight loss programs but cannot seem to get them going. Hence, one's drinking habit affects weight loss especially when you reach out for the wrong…Many have considered weight loss programs but cannot seem to get them going. Hence, one’s drinking habit affects weight loss especially when you reach out for the wrong choice of drinks. Taking them often will trigger an easy weight loss process. Drinking water is good but drinking it before a meal according to experts, helps weight loss.
May 16, 2022 10:39 UTC
This was what we said when the US removed Nigeria from the list of religious violators. When you refuse to cry out, these killings will continue.”My remaining seven children will never go to school again – MotherEmmanuel Garba, Deborah’s father, in an interview with The PUNCH on Sunday, said he paid N120,000 to transport the remains of his daughter from Sokoto State to Niger State. However, on Saturday, Sokoto state youths staged a protest demanding the release of the suspects and thereafter, Igbo businesses in the state were attacked by protesting Muslims. Muslims killing Christians won’t smell paradise – GumiAlso reacting to Deborah’s murder, controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, said any Muslim who kills a Christian for insulting the Prophet won’t smell paradise. “The right thing the students who killed the lady in Sokoto ought to do was to report her to the school management.
May 16, 2022 09:26 UTC
…analysts say Nigeria’s debt too expensiveNigeria spent 86 per cent of its revenue on servicing debt in 2021, but South Africa spent only 20 per cent of its receipts on the same purpose, according to findings by The PUNCH. According to the International Monetary Fund’s 2021 Article IV estimates, Africa’s most populous nation spent 85.5 per cent of its revenue on servicing the debt in 2021. Nigeria’s total debt by end of December 2021 was only 30 per cent of South Africa’s debt, yet the former’s debt service appears too expensive, according to analysts. Nigeria’s total debt as at December 2021 was $94.166bn, according to the Debt Management Office, but South Africa’s total debt at the same period was $261bn, according to the country’s National Treasury and Bloomberg. Another major reason for Nigeria’s high debt service-to-revenue is its low revenue generation.
May 16, 2022 09:07 UTC
Section 1(e) of the Act also seeks to establish the Special Control Unit against Money Laundering under the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for effective implementation of the Money laundering provisions of the Act in relation to the Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions. “Transportation of cash or negotiable instruments in excess of US$10,000 or its equivalent by individuals in or out of Nigeria shall be declared to the Nigerian Customs Service. The Nigerian Customs Service shall report any declaration made pursuant to subsection (3) of this section to the Central Bank and the Unit. Section 12(1-2) of the Act also prohibits the number or anonymous accounts, accounts in fictitious names and shell banks. According to the legislation, “The opening or maintaining of numbered or anonymous accounts by any person, Financial Institution or body corporate is prohibited.
May 16, 2022 08:37 UTC
When a nation is poor it is because its leaders have domiciled poverty in their mind and cannot convert opportunities to wealth. Leaders are change agents. When leaders are bereft of vision, they subject their people to hardship and foist retrogression on their organization or nation. Leaders fall short of expectations for various reasons. Loss of focusMost leaders assume office with specific plans on what they intend to accomplish while in office.
May 16, 2022 06:03 UTC
AIRTEL Africa has recorded strong double-digit growth in the year ending March 2022 in revenues across all their regions, posting 20.6 per cent for the year, to $4,714 million. Specifically, the constant currency underlying revenue of Nigeria went up by 27.7 per cent; East Africa went up 22.7 per cent, while Francophone Africa rose by 17.2 per cent. Across all key services, revenue in Voice increased by 15.4 per cent; Data appreciated by 34.6 per cent, and Mobile Money went up 34.9 per cent. Speaking on the performance, Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Africa, Segun Ogunsanya, said this is another strong set of results for Airtel Africa, demonstrating solid execution as the company continued to enrich the lives of a growing number of people through leveraging the sizeable opportunity to promote digital and financial inclusion across the markets. There are increasing challenges from global inflationary pressures, but we continue to target revenue growth ahead of the market and moderate margin expansion,” Ogunsanya said.
May 16, 2022 04:47 UTC
It said the fact that car remotes are categorised as short-range devices that make use of radiofrequency (RF) to lock and unlock cars informed the need for the commission to sensitise Nigerians to the emergent danger. “Multiple researchers disclosed a vulnerability, which is said to be used by a nearby attacker to unlock some Honda and Acura car models, and start their engines wirelessly,” he said. This makes it difficult for an attacker to ‘replay’ the codes thereafter. The RKE system, on the other hand, represents the standard solution for conveniently locking and unlocking a vehicle’s doors and luggage compartment by remote control. RELATEDLY, the NCC, based on another detection by CSIRT, informed Nigerians on the resurgence of Joker Trojan-Infected Android Apps on Google Play Store.
May 16, 2022 04:20 UTC
Former Secretary of the Lagos Chapter of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Abdurrazaq Balogun, has joined the gubernatorial race on the platform of Action Alliance (AA). He promised to bring an electoral evolution and equity that would naturally compel the All Progressives Congress (APC) to hand over power to an AA candidate. The gubernatorial aspirant, while unveiling his Lagos Rebirth Agenda, stressed that the ideology does not only cover the election but also entails Lagosians’ needs and how the masses could become more comfortable in the state. He disclosed that the equity in his agenda was basically to bring about a better Lagos that would work for all irrespective of background. The Epe indigene also said that before declaring his intention to contest, a thorough evaluation of Lagos was done and that all that was discovered affecting the state was that the state needed to be restructured to work for all and sundry.
May 16, 2022 03:14 UTC
The Igbo Youths for Positive Change has hailed the Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo visit to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. The group described it as a great move aimed at entrenching peace and bringing back the desired security in Anambra and the entire South-East region. Obigwe said the governor’s visit will ensure two things: the release of Kanu from detention and putting an end to the insecurity in Anambra and South-East at large. If you see someone that has a burning desire to entrench peace and security in his state you will know. “His visit to Kanu at the DSS custody is not something that can be taken for granted.
May 15, 2022 22:53 UTC
Only a callous national leadership would sleep soundly or immerse itself in politicking while the tertiary education system is shuttered. ), should personally take charge; summon the leadership of ASUU and other stakeholders and resolve the crisis immediately. Buhari’s appeal last week to ASUU to call off the strike in the interest of the students is not enough. Apparently, they have lost faith in Nigeria’s public education system. For long, many, including this newspaper, had urged ASUU to adopt alternative strategies beyond the destructive strike option.
May 15, 2022 18:23 UTC
It is incumbent that government commits to fully execute the apex court judgment and ensure that the convict refunds the N22.9bn that he misappropriated. Additionally, Justice Abubakar said the plea bargain at the High Court and the ruling of the judge were not only bizarre and embarrassing but also ridiculous and unacceptable. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Yusuf before the FCT High Court in 2016, where he admitted committing the fraud and subsequently entered into a plea bargain with the anti-graft agency. The overall effect is that ordinary Nigerians might see the government’s anti-graft campaign as being on the course, albeit unsteadily. Therefore, there is a need for speedy trials so that the saying in legal parlance that justice delayed is justice denied should not arise.
May 15, 2022 16:06 UTC
In what appeared to be a planned motive behind giving Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo’s visit to Jigawa State a blanket blackout, all top government functionaries deserted the state. Osinbanjo was in Dutse to meet with Jigawa APC delegates for a consultative meeting ahead of the forthcoming presidential primary. He continued: “My reason for aspiring for the office of the President is to serve the Nigerian people. This country has everything that is necessary to be great: the talents, resources and we also have the men and women who are able to serve. I am very optimistic that all will be well with our country.”https://guardian.ng/news/jigawa-governor-deputy-emir-shun-vps-visit/Share this: FacebookWhatsAppTwitterPinterestLinkedInEmailTelegramTumblrSkypeRedditPocketPrintLike this: Like Loading...Related
May 15, 2022 15:33 UTC
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted telecom consumers and members of the public on an ongoing cyber-vulnerability that allows a nearby hacker to unlock vehicles, start their engines wirelessly and make away with the cars. “Multiple researchers disclosed a vulnerability, which is said to be used by a nearby attacker to unlock some Honda and Acura car models and start their engines wirelessly. “In a related advisory, the NCC, based on another detection by CSIRT, wishes to inform the general public about the resurgence of Joker Trojan-Infected Android Apps on Google Play Store. This arose due to the activities of criminals who intentionally download legitimate apps from the Play Store, modify them by embedding the Trojan malware and then upload the app back to the Play Store with a new name,” the statement noted. NCC said the malicious payload is only activated once the apps goes live on the Play Store, which enables the apps to scale through Google’s strict evaluation process.
May 15, 2022 15:29 UTC
Dr Boniface Aniebonam, pioneer National Chairman and founder, New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has described the gale of defections into the party as “a manifestation of divine intervention toward giving Nigeria the right leadership”. NNPP is going to create a new Nigeria everyone will be proud of,” he told NAN. NAN reports that the political party has attracted leading politicians including Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, former Kano governor, defence minister and Ambassador. The Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Zubairu Massu, a member of the APC, joined his colleagues and defected to the NNPP on Friday. Aniebonam said that the NNPP would transform Nigeria from being a consumption nation to a productive state, to address challenges.
May 15, 2022 13:09 UTC