If Nigeria must remain as one country, then Southern Nigeria has no other choice than to join forces and assume its rightful position. The balkanisation of Southern Nigeria at independence was a deliberate ploy to create division and whittle down the sub-regional power. Though, Lagos was a separate colony, it was joined to Southern Nigeria in 1906 by Sir Walter Egerton to form the Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria. Thus, before Lord Lugard emerged on the scene in September 1912, the Southern Nigeria Protectorate was governed by Sir Walter Egerton from 1906 to 1912. Based on the foregoing, the emerging political moves by the leaders of Southern Nigeria to unite are their only survival strategy in Nigeria.
January 23, 2018 03:45 UTC
Among them is Mrs Oluwakemi Ogunnubi, who is now the Managing Director of Chemical and Allied Products PLC (CAP PLC) while Mr Taiwo Ajibola takes over as the Managing Director, MDS Logistics Limited. Also, Mr Solomon Aigbavboa, former Managing Director of MDS Logistics Limited is now the Managing Director of Livestock Feeds PLC (LSF PLC). The statement further explained that the new MD of Chemical and Allied Products PLC (CAP) PLC, Ogunnubi, until her appointment was the Head, Financial Services of UAC. “She has worked variously within the Group as the Head, Risk and Compliance of UAC, Lead Internal Auditor (Lagos/West) – UAC Audit, Business Efficiency Manager – CAP Plc, Supply Chain Manager – CAP PLC and National Customer Service Manager – CAP Plc; National Sales Manager and the GM Sales of UAC Foods Limited. He worked in different capacities including Plant Manager, Marketing Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Strategy Manager and Technical Operations Manager.”
January 23, 2018 03:22 UTC
Delivering the keynote address at the inaugural Professor Adedokun Adebayo Adeyemi Foundation (PAAAF) Annual Lecture Series held last Friday at the University of Lagos, Justice Owoade noted that there are several challenges impeding implementation of the ACJA. His words: “The ACJA has been described by various commentators in different complementary ways. Undoubtedly, it is a great improvement on previous legislations on procedural laws and the administration of the criminal justice system. “It is imperative for overall effectiveness and efficacy of the criminal justice system for the ACJA to be replicated in the States of the Federation. The State Governments must therefore be encouraged to replicate the ACJA in their various States.
January 23, 2018 03:22 UTC
There is no upper limit or boundary to stealing – as long as it is money, it can be stolen. The way I think about this question is to ask – what is it that Nigerians don’t want to lose? What is that thing that the threat of taking it away can cause a change in behaviour in Nigerians? If you can’t take someone’s life away for stealing public funds, what is the next best option? What are Nigerians afraid of losing?
January 23, 2018 03:11 UTC
This strategy for herders has worked historically, because there was enough room for herders to migrate without interfering with the activities of farmers. Farmers and herders have incompatible uses for land. Herders want to eat the crops while farmers want to grow the crops. Climate change also implies that the amount of land farmers have to work with has decreased as well. In thinking about solutions to the conflicts between herders and farmers, it is important to understand the underlying challenges that result in violence.
January 23, 2018 03:11 UTC
The governor said anybody that rustle cattle and kill Fulani herdsmen would not be spared by the law, stressing that the Anti-Open Grazing Law protected both herdsmen and farmers. He disclosed that the law was against cattle rustling and it also forbids cattle from grazing openly, especially on farms, stressing that there were stiff penalties attached to the offences. He said that 80,000 people had been registered as internally Displaced Persons at the five camps opened by the state government as a result of the Fulani herdsmen killings. Prof. Jerry Agada said that Benue people fought for the survival of Nigeria to keep it one and indivisible entity and they ought to do same by tackling the Fulani herdsmen attack head on. The Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, said that the Anti-Open Grazing Law did not breach any section of the constitution, and wondered why the herdsmen were resisting it.
January 22, 2018 21:00 UTC
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha will join Inter Milan on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy, the Spanish club announced on Monday. In a statement, Barcelona revealed Inter “have an option to purchase the player for 35 million euros ($43m) plus 3 million euros in variables, which must be confirmed before the end of the current season”. The 24-year-old Brazil international, who was out of action for eight months last year due to a knee injury, joined Barcelona aged 13 and rose through the ranks. He has scored one goal in two games for the Selecao but injuries blighted his Barca first team chances. He then went under the knife again last year after suffering a meniscus injury against Granada in April.
January 22, 2018 19:41 UTC
Henrikh Mkhitaryan will have his work cut out to reverse Arsenal’s flagging fortunes, after joining the Gunners from Manchester United on Monday in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move in the opposite direction. Although Mkhitaryan is moving to London in a switch with Sanchez, he is not a direct replacement for the Chilean international. Sanchez has scored 60 Premier League goals in 122 appearances, while Mkhitaryan managed just five in 26 games at United. Mkhitaryan does have more goals in him too, having scored 23 in 78 Bundesliga appearances before finding himself deployed in a variety of positions by Mourinho at United. The 68-year-old Frenchman is confident he can start Mkhitaryan with the likes of Ozil, Ramsey and Wilshere.
A father dumped his newborn daughter in a waste bin, allegedly because he thought she was going to die. He told police he thought she was ‘incurable’ because she started to turn purple a couple of hours after being born. He had put the child, born just two hours earlier, in a paper bag before putting her in the pile of rubbish. Police tracked the man down and he claimed that after his girlfriend gave birth, the baby began to turn purple. The incident took place last Monday and police arrested the man and his girlfriend on Tuesday evening.
Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has signed a contract extension with Manchester City keeping him at the club until 2023, the Premier League leaders said on Monday. “I am really happy to have signed this new deal,” De Bruyne, who joined the Citizens from Wolfsburg in 2015, told mancity.com. “As I’ve said previously, my intention has always been to stay here at City, where I’ve felt at home from day one. City announced the contract extension at the same time that cross-town rivals Manchester United revealed they had signed Alexis Sanchez. He was then widely expected to head to the Etihad this month until City baulked at Arsenal’s asking price, leaving United to steal in and snatch Sanchez.
Ifeanyi Onuba, AbujaThe Federal Inland Revenue Service said it collected a total of N4.03tn in the 2017 fiscal period. The collection of N4.03tn according to a statement issued by the agency represents 82.38 per cent of government target of N4.89tn for the year. The revenue of N4.03tn, is however, N720bn more than the 2016 total collection figure of N3.3tn. An analysis of the collection performance indicates that taxes from non-oil sources accounted for 63 per cent, while oil tax accounted for 38 per cent of the total collection. It said the Executive Chairman, FIRS, Mr. Tunde Fowler disclosed the collection figures in Lagos at the palace of the Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu.
January 22, 2018 18:57 UTC
Former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan on Monday lamented before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja, over the demolition of some properties linked to her foundation in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathanlamented before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja, over the demolition of some properties linked to her foundation in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The properties were demolished despite a pending suit in respect of the properties before Justice John Tsoho of a Federal High Court in Abuja. The EFCC’s motion before the court was aimed at seeking temporary forfeiture of the Abuja properties belonging to Mrs Jonathan, situated at plot No. Ozekhome told the court that the properties were demolished by the Federal Government, whose agent, the EFCC had come to court seeking an interim forfeiture of the property.
January 22, 2018 18:31 UTC
THE Rivers State Government Monday accused the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC and the Federal Government of sabotaging the state’s security infrastructure for the purpose of securing a cheap advantage in the 2019 election. The government alleged that the Federal Government had concluded plans to grant amnesty to the 32 killer cultist members of the slain notorious kidnap kingpin Don Waney. Making the allegation in a press briefing, the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Barr. He further alleged that SARS had not ceased from it’s nefarious activities lamenting that such things happening at the stage where the state was recording appreciable success in the war against cultism and kidnapping constituted to a major setback and a ploy to undermine the security of Rivers State and bring to nought the enormous financial resources spent by the state on ensuring the security of lives and property. The Commissioner stated, “sadly each time we record success in the promotion of security in our state the Federal Government and her agencies take definite steps to sabotage the security of the state by instigating of some unpatriotic sons of Rivers State who are serving at the centre.”He called on the international community, civil society organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to take notice of these demonstrate acts to compromise the security of Rivers State for ungodly political gains by the APC-led Federal Government.
January 22, 2018 18:22 UTC
Manchester United on Monday confirmed the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading in the opposite direction. “I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world,” said 29-year-old Chile international forward Sanchez. The swap deal that sees Armenia international winger Mkhitaryan, also 29, head to the Emirates following a mixed 18 months at Old Trafford had been expected for several days. “He will bring his ambition, drive and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player and a player that makes the team stronger and the supporters proud of their club dimension and prestige. Arsenal also published the news of the swap deal on their website.
January 22, 2018 18:22 UTC
The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics’ board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday. Board of directors chairman Paul Parilla, vice chairman Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley tendered resignations effective a day ago. “We support their decisions to resign at this time,” said Kerry Perry, who was named president of USA Gymnastics in September. “We believe this step will allow us to more effectively move forward in implementing change within our organization.” (AFP)(Visited 203 times, 4 visits today)
January 22, 2018 18:22 UTC