THE National Association of Kogi State Students (NAKOSS) has appealed to the State Government to approve the payments of 2019 bursary allowance for Kogi students in higher institutions across the country before the Nov. 16 governorship election. ”As we have negotiated in the past, we are not unaware of bursary’s screening currently ongoing for all registered Kogi students across the country. ”The screening should be completed as soon as possible so that Kogi students can smile to the election and fully endorse your Excellency. ”We also request the courtesy visit of Kogi students to your office as soon as possible sir. ”This is election period and hoodlums would be ready to hijack whatever Kogi students would want to do.
October 22, 2019 14:48 UTC
Below are some of the health benefits of cucumber on human skin. Treats BlemishesWashing your face daily with cucumber water is a great way to keep blemishes and freckles away. This is made possible by placing a chilled slice of cucumber on your eyes and allowing it to rest for 10-15 minutes. This is achievable by putting grated cucumber on your dark circles and making it rest on the eye for eight to 10 minutes. When combined with cucumber, which has cleansing properties, it is the perfect hydrating, soothing blend for your skin.
October 22, 2019 07:30 UTC
The Final Eight playoffs determine the winner of the Zenith Bank Women League, as well as Nigeria’s two representatives in continental club competitions. First Bank won the Group A of the league, while BlackGold finished bottom of Group B. The quarterfinals will tip-off by 10.00 a.m.[a]dFirst Bank, on the back of their unbeaten run, which dates back to 2016, will hope to take a step towards winning their 10th national title against new entrants, BlackGold. The last quarterfinals promises to be explosive as it features two evenly matched sides, Customs, and MFM Queens. The semi-finals of the competition will hold tomorrow at the same venue.
October 22, 2019 06:00 UTC
Africa’s number one star, Ajoke Adesokan maintained her stranglehold on the country’s women badminton when she won the singles title at the Mutual Benefits National Championship held at the Mutual Benefit/Police College Badminton Complex in the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos. Adesokan of Ogun State, who has held the title from the tournament’s inception, beat Ruth Chinenye Ibere of Katsina State in the final. The men’s singles event saw a reversal in outcomes from last year’s second edition, as Nigeria and Africa’s number one ranked male singles player, Anuoluwapo Opeyori defeated his fiercest rival and fellow Lagosian, Godwin Olufua, who’s ranked number two in Nigeria and three in Africa. Speaking at the event, the chairman of the company, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi, said the Mutual Benefits National Badminton Championship has become a yearly event, adding, “Over the years, youth empowerment through the development of sports has been a key focus of Mutual Benefits’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. Therefore, the yearly Mutual Benefits National Badminton Championship has become a veritable platform for young talented players to develop and showcase their talents, receive exposure and get mentorship.”
October 22, 2019 06:00 UTC
Olopade, a former sports commissioner in Ogun State under the Gbenga Daniel’s administration, told The Guardian yesterday that everything needed to make the event successful had been put in place. “The Abeokuta marathon will open a new chapter in the history of marathon races in Nigeria,” Olopade stated. “It is the maiden edition, and everybody in Abeokuta and its environs is warming up to be part of the race.”Nilayo Sports Management Company is Nigeria’s foremost Marathon and Road Races organizing body. The Nilayo boss further stated that apart from encouraging tourism and other socio-economic benefits, the Abeokuta Marathon has immense health benefits that come with running, walking and jogging. Olopade also hinted yesterday that the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), as well as the International Athletics Association Federation (IAAF) had certified the race.
October 22, 2019 05:48 UTC
MTN noted that it would be nice to ascertain if other network service providers have complied with the government’s directive as MTN has done. ALTON, through its Administrative Secretary, Gbolahan Awonuga, noted that the determination of the USSD charges started via a study conducted by the regulator in 2017, and by May 2019, the determination was issued. Operators did not come up overnight to charge N4. “As I said, this is a commercial dealing, if you are not comfortable with operator A charging N4, you can go to other operators charging a lower rate. If the banks are charging with any infrastructure on the ground, the telcos too should be able to charge.”
October 22, 2019 05:03 UTC
Foreigners coming into Nigeria via Lagos, are in for more scrutiny as the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Command, has reviewed the visa-on-arrival procedure. At least five passengers of Kenya Airways, inbound Lagos from Nairobi, were yesterday affected, as the airline left them behind in Kenya. Agba, on behalf of the Comptroller of Immigration Service, further stated that the directive does not exempt a national of any country from compliance. A travel professional, Bolaji Binuyo, said the Immigration was apparently trying to live up to their duties, here in Nigeria. Even if you’ve paid overseas for visa-on-arrival, they will still demand for $20 service charge at the airport.
October 22, 2019 05:03 UTC
The platform would also help guarantee listing exclusivity and a more efficient system of interconnecting agents with geo-tagged properties and investors. With Zama, we’re putting the power in the hands of professional agents using technology to offer real estate solutions. Landwey has proven a track record in transacting in the local market and plans to launch fantastic projects in the coming months. In particular, he noted that it would resolve the lack of transparency in offline property transactions in the country noting that property technology is the future of the real estate business in Nigeria. There are many tools that would be used in the platform and one of them is Google and platform that could vet the agents before the property is listed on the platform.”
Ahead of International Conference on Chemical in Bonn, Germany by 2020, the Federal government has put in place structures aimed at implementing sound management of chemicals (SMC) in Nigeria. The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, disclosed this during a workshop organised by the Federal Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Abuja. He, therefore, said that the government intended to strengthen and enhance institutional capacity for chemicals and waste management with a view to facilitating the implementation of Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm and others at the national level. In a goodwill message, Nelson Manda of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), expressed delight to be part of the moves for the implementation of chemicals management in Nigeria. He equally commended the government for taking an active part in the negotiations on chemicals management, urging her to scale up investment in the sector in order to deliver the mandate for citizens.
If the results translate to humans, they suggest that the contribution of added dietary sugar to obesity comes largely from sugar-sweetened drinks. A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and China made these suggestions after giving mice added sugar in either their drink or their food for 8 weeks and then comparing them. In both groups of mice, the added sugar represented 73 per cent of the available dietary calories. He describes the new study as “very interesting” because of the importance of understanding how sugar-sweetened drinks contribute to obesity. The next largest contributor was grain-based desserts, which accounted for 12.9 per cent of daily added sugar intake.
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has faulted the court ruling, which ordered the interim forfeiture of two of his properties in Ikoyi, Lagos State. He said the court must have been misled into granting the order, as neither him nor his lawyers were aware of any application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for any forfeiture order. The order followed an ex-parte motion filed by the EFCC, praying the court to deliver the verdict in the interest of justice.
October 22, 2019 04:30 UTC
The probe panel, headed by former board member of the AFN, Prof. Ken Anugweje, has former chairman of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, a member. A former secretary of the AFN, Maria Wophill, is secretary to the panel. The panel is also expected to probe the avoidable massive and unacceptable technical and administrative lapses that embarrassed the nation in Doha. The Guardian recalls that midway into the championship, the sports minister ordered the immediate recall of AFN Technical Director, Sunday Adeleye from Doha due to technical and administrative lapses. I pray that the minister will implement the report of this panel to save Nigerian athletics.
October 22, 2019 04:16 UTC
One of the victims and the village head of Unguwan Gibe, Jibrin Abdullahi said: “Bandits came to our village to attack us at about 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. “The problems started when the vigilantes decided to help the community to deal with the bandits in their hideout. “The bandits don’t allow us to go to the farm and the vigilantes wanted to bring an end to this. Others include Sabon Gari; Kusau; Gidan Sarkin Noma; Unguwan Pati; Unguwan Tofa; and Sauran Giwa. Among the suspects were a gang of kidnappers that abducted a Sokoto lawmaker and another group that terrorises the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
October 22, 2019 04:15 UTC
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party held onto power in a nail-biter of a Canadian general election on Monday, but as a weakened minority government. As early as Tuesday, Trudeau will have to form an alliance or formal coalition with one or more smaller parties in order to govern. The 47-year-old former school teacher dominated Canadian politics over the four years of his first term, but faced a grilling during the 40-day election campaign, which was described as one of the nastiest in Canadian history. At one rally, the prime minister wore a bulletproof vest due to security fears. Scheer had lamented that Canadians “cannot afford” a Liberal government propped up by the third-place New Democratic Party (NDP).
October 22, 2019 04:07 UTC
That is it is unfortunate that ethnicity, which has been a threat to our national cohesion is also becoming manifest in Nigerian universities. Also, as competency and meritocracy take the back seat, candidates from ethnic minorities hardly assume positions of leadership in today’s universities. Without prejudice to a few cases, where an insignificant number of exposed scholars are fighting ethnicity; positions, disciplinary actions, and activities in Nigerian universities are often ‘shaped’ too by the audacity of ethnicity. In the same vein, Professor Adamu Baikie, a Christian who hails from Kano was vice-chancellor, University of Benin. Furthermore, the National Universities Commission (NUC) should include diversity inclusion indices, subject to merit, within the instruments for institutional accreditation and consider this in its ranking for our universities.
October 22, 2019 04:01 UTC