AYCF President, Yerima Shettima, told The Guardian: “We have informed them not to allow themselves to be used by politicians. He said: “There has never been a time that the elders had taken leadership from youths; it is youths that have sold their lives to the elders. Akure-based lawyer in Ondo State, Olasumbo Faseesin charged youths to learn from history and avoid being used to orchestrate political violence. We must ensure safety in our political activities prior and after voting and resist attempts at promoting violence. I am too wise for that, only fools let themselves get used by politicians,” he said.

January 19, 2019 04:15 UTC

Instead, I have decided to dedicate my space and time to my dearest and senior Chief “Uncle” Sonny Odogwu who left us just over two months ago. One vivid memory I have of spending a significant amount of time with Uncle Sonny was during my time as the publisher of Time Out Nigeria Magazine. Uncle Sonny ensured we were well taken care of and safe, and he arranged our transport to and from the airport. For me, it’s not only a matter of what Uncle Sonny did or said, it is equally about what he’s left behind. To The Family: I am so sorry for your loss, and please rest in perfect peace, dearest, dearest, Uncle Sonny.

January 19, 2019 03:56 UTC

Sometimes it is the hand on your breast, or the pinch on your bum, a leg rubbing too close to yours on public transport to be explained away as manspreading. The worst a man can get; the worst of men we see almost daily. Countless other women who you may say were at the wrong place at the wrong time but then that would be the claim made by toxic masculinity. I should have avoided going to that part of town, we’d blame ourselves after getting groped on public transport. I had to consider exactly where I was going, what time of the day, how many changes I would need to make on public transport and what kind of public transport I’d take before putting an outfit together which was more of an armour against wandering eyes and hands.

January 19, 2019 03:56 UTC

I knew Nigeria (and Africa has countless opportunities) so I am happy I made the right choice. As a mentor on YALI, how do you specifically help young women? Oh yes, I am a proud feminist and I am very passionate about promoting gender equality because I believe women have been marginalized for too long. If you must run a business in Nigeria, you must have the financial muscle to support your own infrastructure. I’m also very passionate about solving youth unemployment and one of the ways I do this is by promoting entrepreneurship.

January 19, 2019 03:56 UTC

Meanwhile, host for the night, Chigul, kept the audience smiling and laughing throughout the entire show. It was such a successful part of the evening keeping the audience on their toes with shouting and screams of bids raising over N2 million naira collectively. The winning bidder had a date with the chosen celebrity at the Pearl Lounge in Eko Atlantic sponsored by Moet & Chandon. LaughFest 2018 raised over 2 million naira through ticket sales, celebrity date bids and donations. JJF has been visiting vulnerable communities in Nigeria since 2013, and has positively impacted over 30,000 lives.

January 19, 2019 03:45 UTC





Speaking at the official unveiling of the label and the artistes in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer, TREW Nduka Obasi, said the label is out to breed good talents but more importantly good music. “We believe in creating collaborative and innovative techniques using unique strategies to project our artistes to the world. “Based on this preposition, our record label is out to efficiently and diligently reinstate the music industry in Nigeria as a global force. According to Mark, the newly signed artistes songs would be unique for listeners to identify with the TREW brand. One of the artistes, Osemudiamen, said his Afro-pop style of music is pure and true “because good music should be pure.

January 19, 2019 03:33 UTC

According to Deji Ajomale-McWord, CEO, African Sports Tourism Week, said, “Having thoroughly deliberated over the matter, the executive committee have chosen to bestow on the Republic of Ghana the hosting right for 2019 edition. “We are glad to have as members of the executive committee – Sikemi Ifederu, Ololade Adewuyi, Afolabi Ajomale from Nigeria, Lukhanyiso Gabi from South Africa, Okong Joshua Frederick from Uganda and Peter Alouch from Kenya. Our decision is also informed by the fact that Ghana has a big potential in sports tourism; not many know. With old-mint golf courses forged over decades, into modern outlook, like The Royal Golf Club Kumasi and some newcomers, Ghana has the highest number of golf courses in West Africa, after Nigeria. Some of the leading names on professional golf tours in the region are from Ghana.

January 19, 2019 03:32 UTC

Wozniacki and Sharapova had won their matches in the preceding two rounds easily. The Russian did not drop a game in the first round match against British qualifier Harriet Harriet Dart, while Wozniacki lost seven games en route to victory over Alison Van Uytvanck. There were great expectations of Alex de Minaur in the build up to the match with Nadal. It was a battle-weary Minaur that faced a relatively fresh warrior, Nadal, who had breezed through the first two rounds. In an exciting second round match, “the man to watch from Greece,” 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas outlasted Nikoloz Basilashvili from Georgia 6/3; 3/6; 7/6(7); 6/4.

January 19, 2019 03:31 UTC

According to the December 2018 Traffic Results, total number of passengers carried went up by 1%, reaching 5.5 million passengers, and the load factor went up to 80 per cent. In December 2018, total load factor improved by 0,5 points, while international load factor increased by 0,5 points to 80 per cent, domestic load factor reached to 84%. Meanwhile, International-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers) went up by 3% approximately, while the number of international passengers -excluding international-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers)- went up by 8 per cent. Africa showed load factor growth of 2,5 points, while N. America, Far East and the Middle East showed load factor growth of 1 point. Total number of passengers reached to 75,2 million.

January 19, 2019 03:22 UTC

According to Martin Mabutho, Chief Customer Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, the offer is a demonstration of the company’s commitment to rewarding its loyal subscribers and providing more value in 2019. Mabutho urged customers on the GOtv Max, Plus, Value and Lite packages to take advantage of the campaign offer and enjoy the best of sports, latest news, local movies, series and general entertainment in the first quarter of the year. “Active and disconnected customers on GOtv Plus, Value and Lite will be upgraded to GOtv Max when they pay a reduced fee of N2, 500 while GOtv ‘tops up’ with N700” he said. Meanwhile, active and disconnected GOtv Max customers can also take advantage of this limited time offer to renew their subscription for only N2, 500, as this offer will give GOtv customers on Plus, Value and Lite an opportunity to experience the exciting premium content available on GOtv Max.

January 19, 2019 03:11 UTC

75 per cent of our populations are youths under 45 years, which computes about 135,000,000 youth in a population of 180,000,000 as at 2006 census. Nigeria ranks highest in out of school leavers in the world, what efforts are in place through Thinkation to tackle this? We need to pass more value content messages to them via this same social networks that they live daily on. Even with the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill being passed into law, active participation of youths in politics is still low. Our youth need mentors with values.

January 19, 2019 03:11 UTC

The tournament established in 2012, was designed for the secondary schools students outside the public school system in Lagos State. And it would feature over 30 schools and more than 40 teams, competing for trophies in the male and female categories. Speaking on the competition, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of GTBank Plc, Segun Agbaje, expressed delight on the new season for the students. GTBank Plc has continued to maintain a defined corporate social responsibility focused on championing causes and fostering initiatives that transform lives and uplift communities. The bank is a leading advocate of sports education as a major way of promoting the values of excellence and fair play whilst laying a solid foundation for the emergence of sporting talents.

January 19, 2019 03:00 UTC

The heart of this project is located in Ogun State for deliberate and strategic reasons beyond the football event. Ogun State that is championing the entire process is, deservedly, providing one of the venues in Nigeria. Ogun State is a now Africa’s Mecca of Sports development with 54 sports and arts academies all over State. Ogun State has been re-designing and reconstructing its basic structures, slowly but steadily. It is about to showcase the product of its 10-years effort as it welcomes the rest of the world to the 2030 World Cup.

January 19, 2019 02:59 UTC

The training with the theme “Fake news, disinformation and Media Monitoring ‘’ was held in collaboration with the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) on Friday in Abuja. “In particular, INEC is concerned with a situation where mischievous individuals post unofficial election results on the internet. The Executive Director, ECES, Mr Fabio Bargiachi, disclosed that ECES had delivered hard and software that would be installed in the coming days establishing National Media Centre for INEC. The INEC Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, said that fake news and disinformation were threat to democracy. If the information you believe was correct turned out to be fake, then you decision or judgement is faulty.’’

January 18, 2019 20:37 UTC

The PDP National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus, inaugurating the sub-committees urged leaders and members of the sub-committees to quickly start work as there was limited time to the election. Secondus urged members of the committee to go back to their respective polling units and protect the party’s votes. “We will recognise first your contribution from the polling units, this would be extended to those who were able to win their constituencies and states,” Secondus said. The national chairman also advised INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to show more commitment, strength and willingness toward the conduct of credible elections. Elder Onyema Ugochukwu, one of the committees Chairman, responding on behalf of the committees, appreciated the party for appointing them and pledged that they would take the task with all seriousness.

January 18, 2019 19:18 UTC