BY ANKELI EMMANUEL, Sokoto The Sultan of Sokoto and president general of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), AlhaJi Sa’ad Abubakakar III, said yesterday that the new moon of Shawwal 1438 has been sighted across the country, thereby heralding the Eid-el-Fitri celebration today. Declaring the new moon Saturday night at his Palace in Sokoto, […]
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By ABU MODU, Minna The Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar and chairman, Council of Chiefs in Niger State, has urged Muslims to sustain their good acts and behaviour beyond the one-month period of the Ramadan fast. Abubakar who was addressing his subjects who visited him in his Wadata Palace yesterday shortly after the close of […]
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By Kayode Tokede, Lagos Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement (NIBSS) has disclosed that a total of 29.4 million Bank Verification Number (BVN) cards have been issued to bank customers as at June 18, 2017. This indicates that NIBBS has issued 56.9 per cent BVN cards to 51.7 million total BVN accounts holders that have enrolled as at […]
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By MICHAEL OCHE, Abuja The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said the issue of the new minimum wage will be a key factor in determining the outcome of the 2019 general election. According to the labour union, workers are paying keen interest in the action of elected officials in respect of the implementation of the […]
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By Chinenye Anaemena Miss Helen Igboka is an accountant by profession and runs an Abuja-based beauty parlour: Skysignature Hair and Makeup Studio. He is from Enugu State, but was born in Nassarawa State. She is the fourth among seven children. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Enugu State University of Science […]
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condemns traditional, community leaders role in Mambilla crisis Brig.-Gen. Benjamin Ahanotu,, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Jos, has condemned the role of traditional rulers and community leaders in the crisis on Mambilla Plateau. Ahanotu expressed the view at the palace of the Chief of Mambilla, Dr Shehu...
The Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, said it had dismissed a lecturer (names withheld), for altering students’ results. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru said, in Sokoto, on Saturday, but declined to mention the affected lecturer’s full details. Zuru said “that management of the university took that drastic action to serve as deterrent to others. “The...
The number of children being exposed to pornography without an understanding of how it can damage their young minds is highly disturbing. The only way kids can stay safe in a digital world is to install their own internal filter. It’s impossible for parents to monitor their kids’ digital exposure every minute of the day...
By Ejike Ejike, Abuja The Department of State Service (DSS) has busted some terrorists elements who had perfected plans to attack markets, public parks, public processions, recreation centers, as well as worship canters, especially the Eid praying grounds and other densely populated areas during the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr Sallah celebration. The Service, while parading one of […]
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By Sunday Isuwa, Abuja The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has advocated special courts to deal with the menace of kidnapping in the country. The IGP made the call at a dialogue session between him, INEC and CSOs, as part of activities to mark his one year in office. “Penalties like death sentence […]
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By Kenny Ashaka Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Caretaker Committee Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi says the time for the restructuring of Nigeria is now. He therefore asked the Federal Government to convene a body of Nigerians across board that is reflective of the diverse interests of Nigerians to tackle the restructuring of the country. According...
In many ways, being a parent is the most delicate balancing act of all. Not only must parents lead their children into adulthood and encourage them to grow, but there is also a pressing need to act as their guardians to protect them from physical and mental harm. This balance is difficult to achieve. Even...
…Where rainy season is like a curse Dwellers of flood-prone areas ignore warning of looming disaster By HENRY OKONKWO and LAWRENCE ENYOGHASU Whenever it rains, Oyekunle Street in Bariga area of Lagos metropolis becomes a labyrinth of mud and murk. The entire area spanning Oworo-Third Mainland Bridge axis and beyond becomes an eyesore and reeks...
ADEBIYI ADEDAPO and SOLOMON AYADO, Abuja The National Assembly is set to reduce the period within which the president or governor of a state can authorise withdrawal of fund from the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) in the absence of an Appropriation Act from six months to three months. This is contained in a Bill for […]
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By Chima Akwaja and Bukola Idowu, Lagos The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it will, in collaboration with the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), intervene in the crisis between Etisalat and a consortium of 13 Nigerian banks over a syndicated loan of about $1.2 billion granted the telecoms company by the banks. According to […]
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By Kunle olasanmi, Abuja The Supreme Court yesterday in two separate judgements sacked a Senator representing Taraba North senatorial district, Sani Abubakar Danladi, and a member representing Vandikiwa/Konshisha federal constituency of Benue State, Herman Hembe. The apex court also gave the two lawmakers a period of 90 days to return all salaries and allowances they […]
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Ugochukwu Ibezim (real name concealed) is a marketing executive in Lagos. One morning he decided to take his blood pressure reading with a home use digital meter. The figure he got shocked him: 141/85. Having previously heard a normal reading should be about 110/70 to 120/80, he decided to remain calm about it. The next...
I know I’m controversial By YINKA OLUDAYISI FABOWALE The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, is one royal father who swims in a sea of controversies. Barely two years on the throne, the youthful monarch, who is also the Vice President of Osun State Council of Obas and Chiefs, has been swimming from one...
Orders them to refund salaries, allowances The Supreme Court of Nigeria yesterday, ordered Sani Abubakar Danladi, representing Taraba North Senatorial District, to vacate his seat and refund all salaries and allowances he received within 90 days. In the same breath, the apex court sacked the House of Representatives member for Vandikwa/ Konshisha constituency, Herman Hembe...
By AGBO-PAUL AUGUSTINE, …its only deployment that happened-NPHCDA …we are waiting to brief minister-Ministry There is a brewing tension at the federal ministry of Health following an alleged disregard of Public Service Rules and government directives by some of the newly appointed Chief Executives Officers. Sources within the ministry volunteered to news men yesterday in […]
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