The population of Nigerians, currently over 190 million have been predicted to reach almost double figures in the next 32 years. Nigeria’s census last collected in 2012 by the Nigeria National Bureau of Statistics, the total population of citizens in Nigeria was around 166.2 million people. Director General, Institute for National Transformation (INT), Abuja, Prof. Vincent Anigbogu, has also predicted that Nigeria’s population by 2050 will be 350 million. According to him, no fewer than 189 million people would be added to the current population of the country in the next 32 years. He explained that for Nigeria to survive the population explosion, its economic growth must outpace population growth.
October 20, 2018 09:11 UTC
Saudi Arabia on Saturday sacked two top aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after conceding that critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its Istanbul consulate. Deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and royal court media advisor Saud al-Qahtani were both part of Prince Mohammed’s inner circle. The Saudi daily Al-Hayat once described the major general, who trained at the renowned French military school Saint-Cyr, as the “best known Saudi pilot in the world”. Saud al-QahtaniA key counsellor to Prince Mohammed, Qahtani was a media advisor in the royal court. A known loyalist to Saudi rulers, he tweeted last year: “I don’t do anything from my own head without an order.
October 20, 2018 09:11 UTC
Popular Marvel series “Luke Cage” has been cancelled by Netflix just days after it cancelled another show “Iron Fist”. Luke Cage is a marvel production about a convict who possesses superhuman strength and unbreakable skin that turned into a crime-fighting hero. In a joint statement, Netflix and Marvel Television announced the cancellation of the show’s third season. The show starred Mike Colters as Luke Cage, Rosario Dawson and Mahershala Ali. “Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season.
October 20, 2018 09:00 UTC
Tanzanian tycoon Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped earlier this month, said had been released and had returned home safely. His uncle, Azim Dewji told Mwanachi the kidnappers had released him early on Saturday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s economic capital. – Abductors spoke ‘African language’ –Dar es Salaam police chief Lazaro Mambosasa told Mwanachi that he had already spoken with Dewji, who had told him that his abductors spoke an African language. Africa’s youngest billionaire was kidnapped on October 11 by gunmen — said to have been white — as he entered the gym of a hotel in Dar es Salaam. In 2016 he signed a pledge to donate at least half of his fortune to philanthropic causes, according to Forbes.
October 20, 2018 08:51 UTC
Yahaya Bello, Kogi State Governor, revealed this to State House reporters Thursday after he met with the country’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. “The Vice President said there is no plan by the Federal Government to sell Ajaokuta Steel Company. I am aware of the situation of Ajaokuta Steel Company of Nigeria. However, the federal government in an attempt to revitalise the steel sector signed a renegotiated concession agreement with Global Steel Holdings Limited for the Nigerian Iron Ore Mining Company (NIOMCO), Itakpe. By the new agreement, the Ajaokuta Steel Complex was reverted to the Federal Government, effectively freeing the entity from all contractual encumbrances that had left it uncompleted and non-functional for decades, while GSHL retains NIOMCO.
October 20, 2018 08:37 UTC
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said Osinbajo gave the assurance in Bayelsa State. The vice president commended the very Rev. The vice president said that he looked forward to giving the victims as much support as possible. That is the true Bayelsan spirit, the true spirit of the Nigerian. Osinbajo said that he would make sure that everything needed by the victims was provided, adding that cow meat would also be provided to complement the food stuffs available.
October 20, 2018 08:26 UTC
The odds in surviving a shark attack are quite slim for a human being and the odds are even slimmer in fighting off the huge sea creature and escaping. But it is a success story for a surfer who not only fought off a shark but actually escaped. A surfer who got bitten by a shark at an Australian nudist beach managed to make his break for freedom after punching the creature until it let him go, he said Saturday. The latest encounter comes a month after two tourists were mauled in separate incidents at the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland state. Experts say shark attacks are increasing as water sports become more popular and bait fish move closer to shore, although fatalities remain rare.
October 20, 2018 08:03 UTC
A surfer who got bitten by a shark at an Australian nudist beach managed to make his break for freedom after punching the creature until it let him go, he said on Saturday. “As soon as I did that he latched onto my arm and all I could do was punch it until it let go,” Kenny, 50, told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph. READ ALSO: Customs intercepts N28m China-made container load of soup“When I let go of it I saw its dorsal fin one metre away. The latest encounter comes a month after two tourists were mauled in separate incidents at the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland state. Experts say shark attacks are increasing as water sports become more popular and baitfish move closer to shore, although fatalities remain rare.
October 20, 2018 07:52 UTC
Tanzanian tycoon Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped earlier this month, said Saturday he had been released and had returned home safely. His uncle, Azim Dewji said the kidnappers had released him early Saturday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s economic capital. Africa’s youngest billionaire was kidnapped on October 11 by gunmen — said to have been white — as he entered the gym of a hotel in Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam police chief Lazaro Mambosasa told journalists that the assailants had “shot into the air” before bustling Dewji into their car. According to Forbes he is 17th on the list of Africa’s billionaires, and worth $1.5 billion (1.29 billion euros).
October 20, 2018 07:41 UTC
Around 60 people are now known to have died when a train ploughed into a crowd of revellers watching a firework display in India, officials said on Saturday. Many bodies were badly dismembered and police said identification of the victims could take several days, officials said. The funerals of some victims were held Saturday and the accident brought widespread demands for tough action by authorities. Railway minister Piyush Goyal returned early from a trip to the United States to go to Amritsar on Saturday. Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh called off a trip to Israel to go to the disaster scene.
October 20, 2018 07:24 UTC
“Yes, we are very aware they are planning to impeach Akin (Akinwunmi Ambode) and we are saying, let them try it. Lagos State may also end up with two senators who have their roots elsewhere with Bayo Oshinowo being also of Ogun State ancestry. ‘We’ll picket House of Assembly next week’In a statement, the Save Lagos Group (SLG) described as unconstitutional and illegal, the attempt by the Assembly to impeach Governor Ambode. SLG alleged that the only sin of Governor Ambode was his refusal to open the treasury of the state to certain leaders of the ruling party. As a civil rights group that stands for truth and justice, we must say NO to selfish removal of the Lagos State governor.
October 20, 2018 06:51 UTC
The Kano State House of Assembly has asked the publisher of an online newspaper, Daily Nigerian, Jafaar Jafaar, to appear before a committee it set up to investigate a publication by the newspaper which accused the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, of receiving $5 million bribes from contractors. A letter dated 18 October, 2018, signed by the chairman of the committee, Hon. ALSO READ: Nnamdi Kanu appears in Jerusalem“All hearings will be public and you will be asked through your recollections of the above incident(s). “The meeting will be held as follows: On Thursday, 26th October, 2018, at 11 a.m. and venue is Kano State House of Assembly. “You may wish to be accompanied to the meeting by your lawyer or a workplace colleague.”
October 20, 2018 06:45 UTC
Business mogul Arthur Eze has congratulated with Chimaobi Anyaso on his recent victory at the just concluded PDP primaries where the young businessman and politician emerged as one of the flag bearers of the People’s Democratic Party for the 2019 House of Representatives election. For your well-deserved victory at the primaries, I am proud and will do all in my power to support you. “I am grateful today for the warm reception,” said Anyaso. “I can assure you and the people of Bende that come 2019 when I assume the position in the House of Representatives, I will not let Bende down. The confidence you have in me will be justified.”
October 20, 2018 06:27 UTC
In commemoration of the Brandied fruit Day which is celebrated every 20 October, here is how to make a brandied fruit drink with fresh apples. Ingredients9 cups diced fresh apple 5 cups sugar 5 cups light brown sugar 4 cups very good quality brandyMethodIn a very large bowl, combine fruit and sugars, stirring well. Thoroughly wash and sterilise eight smaller jars, divide the fruit in the eight smaller jars and pour in the brandy. Pour brandy in the jars containing the fruit ensuring the fruit is well immersed in the brandy. You can add the brandied fruit to ice cream, cake or fruit punch.
October 20, 2018 06:22 UTC
The home garden is the most direct means of supplying families with most of non-staple foods year round. Food items that cannot be produced in the home garden or other family land can be purchased from sale of other items in the home garden. Planning a home garden.Before planning your home garden, take time to assess local nutritional problems and consider how to solve these. The traditional home garden in Nigeria is a mix of herbal vegetables, staples and fruits and livestock, especially of small animals. The modern home garden can be established in a small space of the home where there is fresh soil for planting.
October 20, 2018 05:26 UTC