Adelani Adepegba, AbujaBarely three weeks after a mob lynched three suspected ‘one chance’ robbers at Dutsen Alhaji, in Kubwa, Abuja, another suspected robber was killed this morning beside the former Daughter of Charity hospital, A few metres from the Kubwa train station. It was gathered that the suspect alongside his accomplice attempted to snatch a motorcycle from a commercial motorcycle rider but their plot was foiled when their victim raised the alarm which attracted passers-by. One of the suspected robbers was killed and his body set ablaze on the rail track, while his comrade in crime was rescued by the police. Our correspondent who visited the scene observed the bloodstains on the rail track close to the spot where the deceased was burnt. The deputy spokesman, Federal Capital Territory police command, ASP Miriam Yusuf, said she had yet to get the details of the incident.
October 22, 2019 10:30 UTC
Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology said the Federal Government would support indigenous pencil companies to produce locally, to prevent the country from the importation of the product. It is estimated that over N750 billion is spent on importing pencils into Nigeria annually. “I felt a country like Nigeria should be able to produce pencil to meet its local need and even export so I directed the Project Development Agency to conduct research on pencil. “I am happy that PRODA is working hard to deliver, we produce now pencil locally. “I will encourage you to continue to do research that will give you better ways to compete anywhere in the world.
October 22, 2019 09:56 UTC
A journalist whose undercover stories exposed the depth of corruption in Nigerian police cells and prison may be arrested by the Nigerian authorities. During his investigation, Soyombo took on an alias – Ojo Olajumoke – spent five days in a cell at Pedro Police Station, Shomolu, Lagos. The Guardian learned that it is the second part of Soyombo’s story that has irked the Nigerian prison authorities, especially the comptroller-general of the prison services. The hounding and the outright assassination of journalists who exposed the official corruption in Nigerian are rampant. Another journalist Jones Abiri is also facing prosecution under Nigeria’s cybercrimes act, anti-sabotage act, and terrorism prevention act for crimes allegedly carried out in 2016.
October 22, 2019 08:15 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
Disturbed by the huge volume of abandoned projects across the country, the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) has asked the government to rejig the procurement methods and eliminate delays in the litigation process. He said all professionals in the building environment must see appropriate procurement methods in its true light and recognize the distinction between different procurement methods for different projects. Adekanmbi who spoke ahead of its forum on, “Appropriate procurement method: ensuring effective building production”, said the time has come when builders in Nigeria need to align themselves with procurement methods that would effectively manage time tested and valued building production processes. The Chairman, AGM planning committee, Mr. Sunday Yusuf, on his part said the appropriate procurement method is urgently needed for the economic development of Nigeria. According to him, all over the world, it’s generally believed that the success of a construction project is largely dependent upon the type of procurement method applied.
October 22, 2019 06:56 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
Nigeria’s golf community was thrown into mourning yesterday when the news broke of the demise of the lady captain of Ibadan Golf Club, Sade Oni. The Captain of the Club, Col. Ade Sunmonu was at a loss at what happened to the lady captain as she showed no sign of illness prior to her death. “We are despaired by the news of Sade Oni’s death because apart from being the lady captain of Ibadan Golf Club, where I am also a member, she was a good client to us here at Ufit Fly. We can only pray God to give her immediate family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” he said. According to the IGC captain, Oni’s body has been deposited into a morgue pending the announcement of the burial plans from the immediate family of the deceased.
October 22, 2019 05:48 UTC
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday evening arrived Sochi, Russia, ahead of Russia – Africa Economic Forum fixed for between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25. Buhari was welcomed at the airport by Mayor of Sochi, Anatoly Pakhomov and the Russian government officials. While in Russia, President Buhari will participate actively in the Russia – Africa Summit, which would focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, and gas production. During the summit, the president will also meet with President Vladimir Putin of Russia to further strengthen relations between Nigeria and Russia. The two leaders would hold bilateral talks on security, trade and investment, and building partnership that would enhance Nigeria’s huge gas potential following Russia’s remarkable success in gas exportation.
October 22, 2019 05:15 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.”
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.
Beside dominating the industry’s total assets, it also had 65.23 per cent of the industry total deposit of N21.73 trillion, as well as 66 per cent of the industry total loans of N15.34 trillion. Meanwhile, an industry stress test was conducted to evaluate and determine the resilience of the banking industry to probable and adverse shocks, including credit, liquidity, interest rate and contagion risks for 21 commercial and five merchant banks, showed improved indices. Specifically, the baseline Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) for the banking industry at end of December 2018 was 15.26 per cent, indicating 3.18 percentage points increase from the 12.08 per cent recorded at end of June 2018. CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, on the sidelines of the just concluded yearly meetings of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank Group, affirmed that the banking industry was stable and sound. The stress test revealed that the banking industry could withstand a shock of up to 75 per cent increase in the industry NPLs as the CAR remained above 10 per cent, while the industry was vulnerable to shocks above 100 per cent increase in NPLs, as the industry CAR fell below 10 per cent.
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.”
October 22, 2019 04:41 UTC
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.
October 22, 2019 04:41 UTC