The police in Kaduna on Tuesday confirmed the killing of three persons by gunmen at Unguwan Rimi village in Chawai District of Kauru Local Government Area of the state. The Public Relations Officer of the police command in the state, DSP Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna. Sabo said that efforts were ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators of the act and the command has intensified surveillance and other proactive efforts to forestall further breach of the peace in the area. The monarch further told NAN that the attackers again proceeded to Chikoba settlement at about 4 p.m. and opened fire in the area killing another child and injuring another. “Following an uproar, we immediately alerted security operatives to come to our rescue.
June 18, 2019 09:56 UTC
Tunji Bosun, AbeokutaA former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2010 in Ogun State, Olajide Awosedo is dead. Awosedo, who was the Chairman, Grant Property Limited, breathed his last on Tuesday at the age of 68. A family source who confirmed Awosedo’s sudden death disclosed that he died abroad. Awosedo was born on November 4, 1951, to Rev. Joseph Olusanu Awosedo and Omo-Oba Arinola Adebimpe Awosedo.
June 18, 2019 09:55 UTC
Continue playing Tight security at site where former Egyptian president Morsi buried You may also like Watch again Tight security at site where former Egyptian president Morsi buried You may also likeEgypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried Tuesday, as calls mounted for an independent investigation into the causes of his death after he collapsed in a Cairo courtroom. That lies near the prison where Egypt's first civilian president, a prominent Muslim Brotherhood member, had been held for six years in solitary confinement and deteriorating health. Abdel Maksoud told AFP that only around 10 family members and close Morsi confidants were present at the funeral, including himself. Another of Morsi's lawyers, Osama El Helw, said other defendants had started banging on the glass, "screaming loudly that Morsi had died". An official from the Confederation of African Football said the security situation had not been affected by Morsi's death, and that the tournament would go ahead as planned
June 18, 2019 09:49 UTC
University admission seekers through Direct Entry, IJMB and JUPEB have appealed to the minister of Education and the registrar of JAMB to extend 2019 direct entry registration, saying that the closure of the portal in February was unusual and unproductive. “Their closure of the Direct Entry registration in February 2019 was unusual. From the previous practice, the direct entry portal normally closes by July every year. The notification was only available to the UTME candidates and people who visited the JAMB portal during the time. So, no one would expect the same JAMB registrar to change the usual closure period to February.
June 18, 2019 09:45 UTC
The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on Tuesday as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings. Images from Changning county showed an electricity pole knocked down on the roof of a building, a hole in a brick home and broken windows on the street. More than 10,000 rooms within an undisclosed number of buildings were moderately damaged while 12 collapsed, according to Yibin authorities. An early warning alarm system was triggered in the provincial capital Chengdu about one minute before the earthquake struck, Xinhua said. The alert rang 10 seconds before it hit Yibin.
June 18, 2019 09:45 UTC
Brent crude futures were trading down 40 cents, or 0.7 per cent, at 60.54 dollars a barrel by 0701 GMT. They fell 1.7 per cent in the previous session on concerns about slowing global growth. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 28 cents, or 0.5 per cent, at 51.65 dollars. U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping could meet at the G20 summit in Japan later this month. Putting further pressure on oil, the U.S. energy department said on Monday that shale oil output is expected to reach a record in July.
June 18, 2019 09:45 UTC
Ahead of the polls, the INEC recorded 80 million prospective voters as against 67 million registered for the 2015 elections. A total of 71 parties out of the 91 registered with INEC participated in the 2019, while 44 parties were involved in 2015. The fund was shared between INEC and five security agencies assigned roles at the elections. The report of the EU election monitors is generating a heated debate among Nigerians and across board in the political parties. It’s not good enough for the government to inform us that they will implement the recommendations of the EU report.
June 18, 2019 06:29 UTC
The member representing Irepo/Oorelope/Olorunsogo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Honourable Olumide Abiodun Ojerinde, has expressed his readiness to hit the ground running as a legislator and representative of his people. He had, during his declaration for the post he now occupies, said: “I will take a stand for my people. I want to let you know that while the House of Representatives is rolling out its legislative agenda, I have also come up with mine. In these four years, our people can look forward to a robust representation in terms of lawmaking. “We have already devised the strategy to combat these challenges and very soon, you will see interventions in all these sectors.
June 18, 2019 06:22 UTC
But can Nigeria lead in science and innovation, too? Will this innovation be permitted to proceed, and help kickstart agricultural improvement across the continent? This is the approach that has been taken by the Nigerian scientists who developed the Bt cowpea. In additional boost to farmers’ incomes and food security, Bt cowpea also has been shown to improve productivity by 20 percent. Because Bt cowpea was developed using genetic engineering, it has been tagged a “GMO” by numerous NGOs, both in Nigeria and in neighboring countries.
June 18, 2019 05:48 UTC
President Donald Trump will get a big crowd of his most loyal supporters at Tuesday’s official 2020 reelection campaign kickoff in Florida but dismal early poll numbers show the larger-than-life Republican businessman is vulnerable. Organizers claim the Orlando rally has sold out a 20,000-seat arena, with many more to gather outside, watching on big screens. So if Trump is going to win, he’ll need everyone from his own fervent base on the right to turn out, setting the stage for a sharply polarized election. By focusing on working-class white Americans and tapping into their grievances over globalization and the liberal elites, Trump successfully ate into the Democrats’ own base. “It may not be the right strategy, but it is Trump, and he’s incapable of reorienting himself.”
June 18, 2019 05:26 UTC
The United States will start removing “millions” of illegal migrants next week, President Donald Trump said Monday, adding that Guatemala is preparing to sign a safe third country deal. “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in,” Trump said on Twitter, referring to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Trump has called it “an invasion,” and has made the fight against illegal migration a central plank of his administration. “Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people long before they get to our Southern Border,” Trump said on Monday.
June 18, 2019 05:15 UTC
Salt and trans fats found in processed foods such as cakes both contribute to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for CVD. The main ones are high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, too much alcohol, diabetes, inactivity and obesity. Consuming too much salt raises the amount of sodium in the blood, causing fluid retention inside the body which results in higher blood pressure. More than half of the deaths that the researchers estimate can be delayed, and two-thirds of deaths delayed before age 70, are among men. One important strategy would be to increase the use of blood pressure medications, many of which are safe and affordable.
Month-on-month basis, the food sub-index increased by 1.41 per cent in May 2019, up by 0.27 per cent from 1.14 per cent recorded in April 2019. The Chief Executive Officer of Financial Derivatives Limited, Bismarck Rewane, said while the inflation rate was relatively high, its monthly increment at 0.03 per cent was negligible. “We believe the CBN might not increase the policy rates to curb the rising inflation rate. On the other hand, Abia (9.91 per cent), Cross River (9.68 per cent) and Kwara (8.45 per cent) recorded the slowest rise in headline inflation. Month-on-month, food inflation was highest in Kano (2.39 per cent), Gombe (2.33 per cent) and Kaduna (2.27 per cent).
He said: “The executive and the legislature can collaborate to make life better for Nigeria and Nigerians. It wasn’t a personal meeting. “As I have said, the reform will be fished out in piece meal so as not to shock the system. But they will be reforms that will be for the benefit of the country. I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag now, but you can be assured that they would be carried along.”
“In moving the nation forward, the government must listen to some elder statesmen, irrespective of what their political views or affiliation is. Obasanjo knows our problem. “Undoubtedly, Obasanjo is an embodiment of knowledge, experience and he knows very well the problem of our country, Nigeria. There is nobody, dead or alive, today that thinks the way Obasanjo does or knows what Obasanjo knows. He knows Nigeria, Africa and the entire world like the back of his hand.