Chukwuneta Oby; [email protected]; 08139149577 (SMS only)According to her…*The husband compares her to women who pull ‘economic- weight’ in their homes. Knowing what I know now…I won’t advise any woman to stay at home-if she has a choice. I doubt our men realise how quick they are with rubbing in a woman’s economic dependency. Our men don’t seem to understand that a lot informs a woman’s emotions at any point in time. Don’t tolerate snide remarks from a spouse…about your parents, especially when your parents aren’t guilty of such insinuations.
October 19, 2018 22:52 UTC
Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul, state media said, two weeks after his disappearance sparked global furore. Saudi journalist Khashoggi, a critic of the kingdom’s leadership and a Washington Post contributor, was last seen on October 2 entering his country’s consulate in Istanbul. His disappearance had been shrouded in mystery and triggered an international crisis, with Turkish officials accusing Saudi Arabia of a state-sponsored killing. “The discussions between Jamal Khashoggi and those he met at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul… devolved into a fistfight, leading to his death,” the Saudi Press Agency said, citing the public prosecutor. The United States warned Friday of a “wide range” of responses should it determine that Saudi Arabia is behind the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Turkey widened its investigation into the scandal.
October 19, 2018 22:22 UTC
Gunmen on Friday kidnapped the Paramount Chief of Adara Chiefdom in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Mr. Maiwada Galadima; and his wife along Kaduna/Kachia road. A son in-law to the chief, Mr. Ibrahim Yakubu, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria, adding that the Police orderly to the paramount ruler was killed in the process. Yakubu explained that the chief and his wife were taken away while returning to Kachia from Kaduna. “Immediately, they took the chief and his wife into the bush, leaving behind two of his drivers, his daughter and a granddaughter,” he said. Efforts to get police confirmation proved abortive, as Mr. Yakubu Sabo, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna Police Command, didn’t answer his calls.
October 19, 2018 21:11 UTC
The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will not extend the deadline for submission of list of candidates by political parties for the 2019 general elections. A staff of the Commission, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that issuing of tally to political parties stopped on Thursday night. He said due to the last-minute rush by political parties, INEC staff, security officers and other personnel on duty at the venue were unable to go home. He said that they had reached about 70 out of over 80 political parties that had so far submitted their candidates’ list. on Friday, some political parties’ representatives were seen in front of the hall waiting for their turn to submit their forms.
October 19, 2018 20:37 UTC
In another round of intervention, the Central Bank of Nigeria, on Friday, injected over $337m into the Inter-Bank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market. The CBN also intervened to the tune of 53.44 million Chinese Yuan in the Spot and Short tenured forwards of the inter-bank foreign exchange market. The CBN spokesman, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, in a statement in Abuja said that the move was in furtherance of the bank’s commitment to ensuring adequate liquidity and stability in the inter-bank foreign exchange market. SEE ALSO: Avoid illicit affairs with our girls or face gods’ wrath, Agatu LG boss warns NAF officersIt will be recalled that the Bank had on Tuesday injected 210 million dollars in the Inter-Bank foreign exchange market. Meanwhile, the Naira maintained its steady rate against major currencies around the globe, exchanging for N362 to a dollar in the Bureau De Change segment of the market on Friday.
October 19, 2018 20:03 UTC
The Kaduna State Police Command, on Friday said 55 people were killed in Thursday’s communal crisis at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. Abdul-Rahaman said mobile and conventional policemen as well as a team of the state joint security Operation Yaki, despatched to the town had restore normalcy in the area. He appealed to the public to continue to live in peace, and assist the command with useful information to track the perpetrators. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a similar crisis in February left more than 10 people dead. A total of 65 people alleged to have been involved in the February crisis were arraigned in court but the case is still pending.
October 19, 2018 19:18 UTC
Today marks the day Dele Giwa died. This did not go down well with the government who invited him to the State Security Service (SSS) office on the 19th of September 1986. Col Togun alleged that this meeting was also held with Dele Giwa and Alex Ibru of the Guardian Newspaper. The following day, Giwa called to find out why there was a call and Akilu told him not to bother. He was rushed to the hospital where his last words were to his friend and medical director of First Foundation Medical Centre, Ikeja.
October 19, 2018 19:15 UTC
Seven diamond miners died and another 23 were missing after two canoes capsized in central Democratic Republic of Congo, government and mining officials said on Friday. Local official Kerozene Kabongo told AFP the canoes were carrying miners who dive for diamonds in the Kasai river on Thursday when they overturned in high winds, 15 km (nine miles) east of Tshikapa city. READ ALSO: ICYMI: I will control myself in match against Chelsea – Mourinho“Two canoes transporting our colleagues capsized yesterday (Thursday) in the Kasai river. We found seven bodies and 23 people are still missing,” said Fernand Kalala, a representative of a local diamond mining association. “Only seven people managed to swim back to shore.”Accidents and deaths are common in the numerous unlicensed mining operations in the DR Congo which has significant reserves of gold, diamonds and precious metals.
October 19, 2018 19:07 UTC
Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) label mates Davido and Peruzzi present a new song tagged Twisted. In the song, they sing that they will stick by their lady because they are twisted. Peruzzi who is the next rated act in the industry has been featured in singles whose verses have made some songs hits. While this will be the first time that the award-winning musician and Peruzzi will be on a single alone, they have teamed up with other label mates in several hit songs including Aza. Watch below:Listen here:
October 19, 2018 18:45 UTC
Eniola Akinkuotu, AbujaA Lebanese national, Haytham Aldahrah, has been asked to forfeit the sum N32m in total to the Federal Government for failing to fully declare the total amount of N64m he had on him to the Nigeria Customs Service. Aldahrah was arrested with $105,000 (N37.8m) and €65,000 (N27.1m) at the Aminu Kano International Airport. However, the convict declared only $95,000, according to a statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. When he was searched, however, an excess of $10,000 and €65,000 was found in his luggage. “In view of his latest plea, prosecution counsel, Mohammed Gambo, urged the court to convict him accordingly.
October 19, 2018 18:11 UTC
The Federal Government has urged Organised Labour to accept the new minimum wage proposal, considering the capacity and ability of the government and the private sector to pay. Ngige had a few days ago, while labour leaders were threatening to call out workers on a full strike over the minimum wage issue, announced that the Federal Government had offered N24, 000 to the workers. The minister told the NECA DG that it was imperative for organised labour to accept the proposed figure instead of the N30, 000 in line with social dialogue and the overall interest of the nation. According to him, Nigeria cannot afford rounds of labour crisis in this country, so it is imperative for organised labour to accept the new national minimum wage figure. “The numerous private sector employers who are informal need to be brought on board the formalized private sector employers’ body,’’ he said.
October 19, 2018 18:00 UTC
THE 2018 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture, tagged NAFEST Rivers 2018, will kick off tomorrow in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. According to a statement by the Festival Media/Publicity Committee, the advanced teams from all the states of the federation arrived Port Harcourt, the Garden City on today ahead of the registration of participants slated for today through tomorrow. The statement, signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Emma Okah, added that the time for registration of participants for the festival is 6 am to 6 pm each day at the Obi Wali International Conference Center, Port Harcourt. ALSO READ: Opposition parties hit majority in Oyo AssemblyThe statement noted that the registration of participants would be followed by a Waste-to-Wealth Training/Skill Acquisition on Monday at the same venue, to be followed by free medical service and balloting for the presentation of competitive events.
October 19, 2018 17:48 UTC
Travis Scott just dropped a new song T Sicko Mode featuring Drake. This song is sure to get fans of the duo, Travis Scott and Drake, hyped up. The third album of Travis Scott titled Astroworld is definitely gaining a new buzz. Sicko mode which spans the time frame of five minutes and twenty-two seconds is a great portrayal of the talent of both Travis and Drake alike. Out like a light!
October 19, 2018 17:45 UTC
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has regretted the negative effects of climate change on the country which he said has exacerbated farmers/herdsmen crisis in the country. “In the North Central region, we are also seeing a significant increase in farmer herdsmen clashes. These floods have destroyed hundreds of homes and farmlands.”The president said as Chartered Accountants, ICAN members’ knowledge of environmental and sustainability business practices is critical. He further stated: “You have a responsibility to ensure your clients, in both the public and private sector, prioritise environmental sustainability in their operations. He ICAN that government will continue to partner with “prestigious institutions like ICAN for the development of this nation.”
October 19, 2018 17:37 UTC
FC Barcelona have no plans to re-sign Neymar from Paris St Germain, the club’s vice-president Jordi Cardoner said on Friday. His comments knocked down media reports that the Spanish La Liga champions were ready to tempt the Brazilian forward back to the Nou Camp. Neymar won two La Liga titles and the 2015 UEFA Champions League in four years with Barca and formed a lethal partnership with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. “No one on the Barca board has talked about the possibility of bringing back Neymar. Right now we can’t give an answer because no one has even mentioned it,” Cardoner told radio station SER Catalunya on Friday.
October 19, 2018 17:37 UTC