Group Politics Editor, Taiwo Adisa, examines some landmark parting shots already being fired by the outgoing 8th Senate of the Federal Republic, concluding that the legacy parting shots could ensure the Senate finish far stronger than it started. At the Senate, a hybrid parliament was foisted with Senator Ike Ekweremadu of the PDP emerging the Deputy Senate President. At least, 25 bills passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly have been rejected by the President. 11 of the 17 originally rejected bills are to be reconsidered, while four are to be withdrawn. Senate President Bukola Saraki also told his colleagues that the passage of the bill had ensured that the Eighth Senate had fulfilled its promise to pass the bill before expiration of the 8th Assembly.
April 21, 2019 09:56 UTC
The prestigious Ojude Oba festival is revered by the people of Ijebu. The colourful and flamboyant way the Ojude Oba festivals is celebrated makes it an important festival in Yoruba land. The New Yam Festival, Ofala Festival, Mmanwu Festival, Ekpe Festival and Inne Festival all venerate the cultures and traditions of Igbo Land. The New Yam Festival is an important festival for the Igbo people. Since then, Easter festivals have been a festival observed by Christian Faithfuls all around Nigeria.
April 21, 2019 09:00 UTC
Easter lunch only comes once in a year so while not make the best use of it by feeding your family with a hearty dinner? For this year’s Easter we recommend classic deviled eggs. Follow the simple steps below to make this tasty delight! hot sauce1 tsp. Dijon mustardKosher saltFreshly ground black pepperFinely chopped chives, for garnishSmoked paprika, for garnishMethod
April 21, 2019 08:37 UTC
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state’s Council of Chiefs had a fortnight ago alleged that innocent citizens were recently bombarded through air strikes in the area by personnel of the Nigeria Air Force (NAF). “As far as I am concerned and as the head of government in the state, l haven’t seen anything wrong done by the air force, l haven’t received any brief on such matter. “Please, all security agencies especially the air force should continue with your usual constitutional duties and the state government will give you all the support to facilitate your concentration in trying to bring back peace which has eluded the state since 2007. He said, “the Chief of Air Staff has directed us to properly investigate the matter in order to unravel the truth. NAN also reports that the team visited heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and government officials among others while in the state.
April 21, 2019 08:37 UTC
A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned the attacks as “cowardly” and said the government was working to “contain the situation”. Images circulating on social media and local news stations showed extensive damage at one of three churches targeted in the near-simultaneous blasts on Sunday morning. The NTJ is a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka that was linked last year to the vandalisation of Buddhist statues. On Twitter, Wickremesinghe wrote: “I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today.
April 21, 2019 08:15 UTC
At least 137 people were killed Sunday in a string of blasts at hotels and churches in Sri Lanka as worshippers attended Easter services, a police official told AFP. The explosions hit three high-end hotels in the capital, where a church was also targeted. Two additional churches were hit, one near Colombo and the other in the east of the country, police said. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said at least 45 people had been killed in Colombo, where three hotels and a church were hit. Another 67 were killed in an attack on a church in Negombo north of the capital, with another 25 dead at a church in the town of Batticaloa, in the east of the country.
April 21, 2019 07:18 UTC
It’s Easter Sunday, it is well known that Easter isn’t particularly the best time to wear smoky eye makeup, dark lipstick shades or heavy makeup in general. For this look, eye makeup usually determines the flow. Bright LidsThis is the best time to bring out bright eye shadow palettes which could be lilac shades, teal or purple. Use a small eye shadow brush to apply eye shadow directly on to the eyelid. Easter is the perfect holiday for light, pastel eye makeup looks, bright lips and bronzed, glowing complexions.
April 21, 2019 07:18 UTC
The three aspirants from the North-Central are: Honourable Mohammed Bago (Niger State), Honourable Idris Ahmed Wase (Plateau State) and Honourable John Dyegh (Benue State). The leadership of the APC had, at a dinner held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, announced the endorsement of Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila from Lagos for the speaker’s position. The Sunday Tribune learnt that in compliance with the zone’s directive, one of the contenders to the office of speaker, Hon. In a statement made available to newsmen by the spokesman of the Bago for Speaker Organisation, Hon. Bago, according to the statement, thanked Oba Ogunwusi for the warm reception and royal blessings accorded him, promising not to betray the confidence in him.
April 21, 2019 06:33 UTC
The unfolding intrigues and gerrymandering in the race for the Senate Presidency and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, which appear to have deepened, are already raising fears of fresh crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). In recent weeks, some support groups had been campaigning for Goje to join the race for Senate Presidency of the ninth Assembly. “While the party is barking orders at his members, the camp of Senator Lawan is being conciliatory. He is reaching out to many of us, including the serving governors and the former governors who are coming to the Senate. There is no zoning arrangement and nobody knows whether we are having the Deputy Senate President of the incoming assembly or not.
April 21, 2019 06:11 UTC
Maurizio Sarri’s side advanced to the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday with a 4-3 win over Slavia Prague. It is not the first time Chelsea have shown a lack of concentration after the interval this term, with Liverpool scoring twice in the second half to beat them 2-0 just days earlier. Insisting Chelsea are working to resolve those second half shortcomings, Kante said: “It’s just something that has happened many times this season and something we need to manage a bit better. – Beautiful end to the season –“We can make the season beautiful by winning the Europa League,” Kante said. “That’s the only title we can win now, so it would be great to win the Europa League.
April 21, 2019 06:11 UTC
IFEANYI ONUBAThe Federal Inland Revenue Service has tightened its expenditure control mechanism following an alleged N2.1bn fraud that rocked the organisation. The EFCC reportedly arrested 40 senior management and junior officials for the alleged fraud. The source also said part of the expenditure control mechanism was a reduction in the approval limit of top officials of the service. “The development resulted in the release of various measures to control expenditure. “One of them is the tightening of internal control mechanism for expenditure approval.
April 21, 2019 05:11 UTC
Customs officers at Hong Kong International Airport recovered more than half of a kilogramme of cocaine from a Nigerian woman who allegedly hid the drug in her body, South China Morning reports. Officers first recovered 215 grams of cocaine contained in condoms and plastic bags found in her vagina. She later discharged 24 capsules of cocaine, each weighing 14 grams, from her body. The haul, weighing 550 grams in total, was estimated to be worth HK$522,000 (US$66,900). Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, the maximum penalty for drug trafficking is life imprisonment and a HK$5 million fine.
April 21, 2019 05:03 UTC
In 2007 governorship election, Oni was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), while Dr. Fayemi was the candidate of then Action Congress (AC). At the end of the election, Oni was declared winner, after polling about 170, 000, followed by Fayemi, who polled 108,000. Fayemi approached the election tribunal, which commenced sitting in June 2007 in Ado Ekiti and Justice Usman Bwala headed the five-man panel of justices. Also, the Appeal Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, similarly dismissed the case filed by Oni against Fayemi contesting his eligibility. With the judgment of the Supreme Court in his favour, Governor Fayemi certainly has the aces in his firm grip.
April 21, 2019 04:41 UTC
It is a great literary assembly put together for the purpose of reconstructing perceptions about Africa and her women, celebrating African women in literature and showcasing the dazzling range of their work. Importantly, the women have assembled for the purpose of making a difference in black women’s lives through the inauguration of the Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa (NDOA) Award. A major achievement of Daughters of Africa is its power as an advocacy tool for indigenous-language orature. Sharing stories across our borders, comparing our experiences in the world as African women — and men — will help us know one another. The chapter demonstrates why the inclusion of black women is imperative in the fight to protect women’s rights to participate in relevant spaces.
April 21, 2019 04:32 UTC
Research efforts have shown that the crop could also be an important raw material for the country’s pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Dubbed ‘Superfoods’, Tigernuts get a fair amount of attention in health food aisles, a development that has made it more popular across the country. “Majority of people are getting to know about the energy side of tigernuts, and the health benefits. New research also reveals that it can be used to produce biofuel, which will be cheaper and environment-friendly energy source. Irrespective of the quantity the buyer needs, your profit margins could be far higher or lower, but still substantial.”
April 21, 2019 04:30 UTC