< Previous 1 of 10 Next > Jayjay Okocha arrives Obsanjo being received by the Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Mr James Dimka Okorocha with Dimka Saraki being received by the Force Commander for the United Nations Mission in Liberia, Maj.-Gen. Salihu Uba, and the Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Mr James Dimka. “I am very happy over what is happening in Liberia today and I congratulate my brothers and sisters in this great country,” he said. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent in Monrovia covering the inauguration reports that Saraki was accompanied by Senators Philip Aduda and Osita Izunaso. Rochas Okorocha of Imo arrived minutes before the senate’s helmsman. The airport is witnessing an influx of special guests from Africa and around the world, including current and former heads of states.
January 22, 2018 11:26 UTC
“Open grazing makes it impossible for the children of herdsmen to acquire education because they remain in the bush chasing cows. But Avenya told NAN that the law would promote and protect the rights of herdsmen’s children usually denied their rights and privileges. “It is certainly not fair to leave the herdsmen’s children uneducated because that will denies them the privilege of exploring opportunities in life,” he said. Avenya, however, condemned the killing of innocent people by gunmen, and called on the Federal Government to encourage ranching as a way out of the frequent skirmishes. The Bishop said that the Church would not encourage reprisal attacks saying, saying that such action had no place in the Christian faith.
January 22, 2018 11:15 UTC
Public and private schools in Ebonyi shut on Jan. 18 to check the spread of Lassa fever outbreak in the state have reopened, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN reports that government announced the closure of the schools for seven days, beginning from Jan. 18, but rescinded its decision due to the timely check of the disease. The commissioner commiserated with the families that lost their loved ones to the killer disease and urged all residents to always keep their environment clean. “The government and people of Ebonyi sympathise and condole with families that lost their loved ones to the disease.“We, however, call on the public to maintain good personal hygiene to stay safe. NAN reports that the Lassa fever outbreak claimed four lives, including two medical doctors ,while no fewer than 100 persons are currently hospitalised.
January 22, 2018 11:03 UTC
Earlier Sunday, Sanchez posted a video on Instagram showing him walking across an airstrip towards a private jet. Sanchez, 29, is set to become United’s best-paid player, with his wages estimated at more than £500,000 ($695,000, 567,000 euros) a week. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and United manager Jose Mourinho both said they expected the two-way deal between the Premier League rivals to go through. “I think it is so close, so close, so close that if it doesn’t happen it’s not going to happen.”Former England captain Alan Shearer said City could rue missing out on Sanchez. “And given the 12-point cushion they have at the top of the Premier League why shouldn’t they be?
January 22, 2018 11:03 UTC
“Hazardous eruption imminent,” the state volcanology agency concluded in its latest bulletin, saying Mayon volcano could blow up within days after two weeks of activity. The ash column rose several kilometres above the volcano, blotting out the sun in a largely agricultural region some 330 kilometres (205 miles) southeast of Manila. He advised local officials to evacuate more areas around the crater, expanding the danger zone from six kilometres to eight kilometres. “CAAP advised pilots flying near the area to exercise extreme caution, as ash from volcanic eruption can be hazardous to the aircraft,” it said in an advisory. Solidum said superheated volcanic rocks and ash rolled down the volcano’s flanks while the ash column was shooting up, threatening surrounding communities.
January 22, 2018 09:00 UTC
Mauricio Pochettino dismissed talk of a potential £200 million Real Madrid bid for Harry Kane after the England striker scored his 99th Premier League goal in a 1-1 draw at Southampton. I am relaxed, calm.”Spurs’ buildup was hampered by a flu virus that saw Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen miss the game. Pochettino said that other players were also affected with illness but refused to say who. “When you lose, you have to win a game, when you draw you have to win a game, when you win, you have to win a game. “Even until the end, we could lose, we could win but I think we are in the right path,” said Pellegrino.
January 22, 2018 09:00 UTC
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January 22, 2018 05:15 UTC
The Guardian gathered that the owner of the car, Surajo Garba, a police officer, was in deep sleep when the suspect made away with his car. When he woke up, he alerted police operatives who swung into action to ensure the thief was arrested. It was gathered that Simeon has allegedly been in the act of stealing for more than two years until he was caught. Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Muhammad Abubakar, confirmed the incident, saying the suspect was arrested behind Maitumbi primary school, Minna. Meanwhile, detectives attached to the Ogun State Police Command have arrested three members of an armed robbery syndicate who have been terrorizing Ogijo and its environs.
January 22, 2018 04:41 UTC
The report was described as the result of findings by security operatives, including the Department of State Services (DSS). This saved Nigeria from the spate of major terrorist attacks witnessed elsewhere, syndicated by ISIS worldwide,” the source said. Also included are Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; Director General of the National Intelligence Agency; and the Director General, Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit. In a statement, yesterday, spokesman for the state governor, Bala Dan-Abu, said the incident might be a plot to arm a militia preparing to attack communities in the state. But it was real in Ondo State yesterday when suspected herdsmen burnt down the farm of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae.
January 22, 2018 04:41 UTC
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and WAPIC Insurance Plc at the weekend in Lagos signed an agreement that conferred on the insurance giant the title of ‘official insurance services provider and co-sponsor of the NFF.’NFF President, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, expressed his delight and that of the federation with the contract, “which now provides excellent safety and security for our active national team players and officials while on duty and offers a well-paved route for them to have a better future through proper pension fund. “WAPIC, like the present NFF, is an organisation driven by positive vision. WAPIC aims to emerge as a top two full service West African insurance company while the NFF, through its goal project, wants to build mini-secretariats and football fields in all states and the Federal Capital City and build a sustainable football culture in the country. It is a union of two companies with positive energy.”
Rotary International District 9110 has unveiled the Managing Director of Shuga Entertainment and lead singer of the award-winning Shuga band, Akinloye Tofowomo, alias Akin Shuga as ambassador of the club’s polio eradication campaign. The entertainment mogul, a polio survivor, despite being physically challenged, has provided empowerment to physically challenged persons through his Akin Shuga Foundation, to enable them function and live independently. He was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his remarkable contributions to the growth of the music industry. Receiving the recognition, Akin said it is a personal honour to lead the campaign, having being a victim of the disease, which has left him paralyzed. He said to still be at the point of eradication is challenging for countries like Nigeria, India, and Pakistan.
Former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, would on Thursday deliver a lecture at the University of Lagos. The lecture is titled: Prospects and challenges of involving volunteers in Nigeria’s electoral process. The role of volunteers in reducing the cost of campaign and election financing would also be discussed at the event. The lecture is being organised by the University of Lagos Muslim Community (UMC), and two other organisations. They are, the Muslims in South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) and the University of Lagos Muslim Alumni (UMA).
• Investors’ stake N45.8 billionExpectations of improved corporate performance have continued to buoy transactions on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, as market capitalisation closed the week with 5.1 per cent growth. Analysts attributed the rise in indices, which defied profit taking by investors to repositioning ahead of earnings’ season. The conglomerates industry followed with 864.180 million shares worth N2.440 billion in 2,561 deals. The third place was occupied by consumer goods industry with a turnover of 210.994 million shares worth N7.731billion in 7,336 deals. 32 equities depreciated in price, higher than seven equities of the previous week, while 100 equities remained unchanged higher than 99 equities recorded in the preceding week.
These earnings were boosted by a surge in data traffic and Airtel Money transactions, as Airtel Africa had reported a $48 million profit in July-September, making it a 5.3 per cent growth year-on-year to $783 million. The Nigerian arm is the third lagest telecommunications firm in the country with over 35 million customers, which is 25.3 per cent market share. The average profit estimated in a Thomson Reuters poll of analysts was Rs 398 crore. Consolidated revenue declined 13 per cent to Rs 20,319 crore as data and voice rates fell. It was Rs 21,777 crore in the quarter ended September.
It will serve as a special purpose vehicle for the production of vaccines in Nigeria. He said the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in May 2017 ratified the joint venture agreement between the government and May and Baker. Adewole who described the setting up of the board as a significant milestone, observed that local production of vaccine would bring a turnaround in the healthcare delivery system in the country. “I have no doubt that the board will deliver and make Nigeria proud. We have chosen a board that has no excuse to fail, the board has to deliver because Nigerians and the media are critical.