According to the District Governor, Ayodele Samuel, “We have three events rolled into one. So, all we needed to do was bring a few others to join them.”While stating the challenges confronting the organisation, he urged Nigerians to see charity as a way of life. “The organisation is faced with the issue of finance, probably because of the prevailing economic challenges. “I encourage kindhearted Nigerians to join us to expand our area of coverage and expand our service or even, on their own, give helping hand to the less-privileged. It is a call to service to all Nigerians, regardless of whether they are Lions or not,” he added.Lion Caroline Adediran, the guest speaker, also called on Nigerians to render service to humanity.
January 21, 2018 02:26 UTC
She said students would be admitted for masters and doctorate degrees.The courses are Agriculture Economics, Animal Science, Crop Science and Soil Science in the Faculty of Agriculture. The Vice Chancellor, Professor Kayode Soremekun, said the introduction of post-graduate studies was an affirmation of one of the goals he set for himself when he was appointed to head the school two years ago. He explained that the programme was designed to shred the myth behind postgraduate programmes run by other Nigerian universities.“We intend to take the sting out of the postgraduate school,” Soremekun said. A Fulbright scholar, Soremekun is also a Rockefeller and Ford Foundation fellow.“I owe a lot to the energy and drive of the last dean of the postgraduate school, Rasaki Ojo Bakare. Now, since we have opened our doors to postgraduate students, we will ensure that they receive the best teaching and research support to excel,” Soremekun said.
January 21, 2018 02:26 UTC
After opening for business in 2011/2012, a visit to Nike Art Centre revealed what one thought could generate the proposed Textile Museum. At the textile museum section of the building, the artist’s passion for fabrics of African origin was loud. FOR the Nike Art Centre, the passion is in favour of tourism as a strong ingredient of developing Nigeria’s economy. The Textile Museum, Chief Reuben stated, would go a long way in developing the tourism industry.“Tourism can create jobs as we are trying to do with the Textile Museum so that every family involved in tourism industry should able to feed themselves,” he said. Perhaps, as part of preparation towards the building of the Textile Museum, promotion through workshops for better understanding of textile art would be touted as the focus of Nike Art Centre this year.
January 21, 2018 01:52 UTC
Today, we have many Pastors parading themselves with different titles and degrees without carrying with them God’s presence. Moses advanced further his curiosity of seeing God’s Glory when he asked God, “Show Me Thy Glory” (Exodus 33:18). When God’s Glory is revealed to a person, such a person carries the weight of God’s presence. God’s Glory is the beauty of His manifold perfections; a reality of the infinite greatness and worth and the infinite moral excellence of His character. Prayer: God Show Me Thy Glory.
January 21, 2018 01:52 UTC
It was revealed by Lalong that his Benue State counterpart is impervious and does not take to good counsel. Maybe Governor Ortom himself could not enlist on the mission to the Villa because of the huge challenges at home and the emerging realities in the Middle Belt generally. For me, these Benue leaders want to enjoy heaven without dying first. The ready explanation is that he is afraid of declaration of state of emergency by the President in Benue State. In fact, I am tired of everything and if nothing changes before long, I shall stop worrying about Nigeria on behalf of President Buhari.
January 21, 2018 01:41 UTC
Danburam said, “The committee would not produce the desired result with the inclusion of Governors Darius Ishaku and Samuel Ortom of Benue. “The two governors, who have promulgated military decrees in their states, will make attempt to influence other members of the committee. In his submissions, the National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prince Uche Achi-Okpaga, accused the President of double standards. He said instead of setting up a committee to stop herdsmen killings, the government should have deployed the military to check the activities of the cattle breeders. However, the General Secretary of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Bala Ngelzerma, urged the committee to be fair.
January 21, 2018 01:30 UTC
Tony OkaforThe Indigenous People of Biafra on Saturday alleged that its move to appeal an Abuja Federal High Court judgment was being frustrated by the Federal Government. It also accused Justice Abdul Kafarati, who delivered the judgment, of complicity. IPOB said the judge allegedly refused to avail IPOB the certified true copy of the judgment despite all efforts made by its lawyers. Powerful claimed that the group notified the judge of its intention to appeal the verdict on the same day it was delivered. “We told him that his expeditious approval of our application for the certified true copy of processes filed in the suit is needed for us to lodge immediate appeal against his disastrous ruling.
January 21, 2018 01:18 UTC
Olufemi AtoyebiThe Otun Olubadan of Ibadan land, High Chief Lekan Balogun, has described the invalidation of 21 Ibadan kings’ installations as disappointing, stressing that there is nothing to contest in the 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration review because nothing has changed. Balogun stated, “The verdict is for the governor but we are subject of the matter. “The governor is from Ibadan and all he is doing is to promote Ibadan interest. Is it a crime to promote Ibadan interest? I remain a high chief of Ibadan land so the structure has not changed.
January 21, 2018 01:07 UTC
Olaleye AlukoFormer president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said the first step towards getting Nigeria out of poverty is to make the right choice of leaders who understand development. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Abdalla Adamu, announced that 14,769 students were awarded degrees on Saturday from eight faculties and two centres. Obasanjo stated that leaders in the country must be ready to step on the toes of their friends and family members if they must realise their change agenda. He also called on governments at all levels to commit more attention to the promotion of education in the country. Dickson through a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Fidelis Soriwei, on Saturday, said that education remained the only route to sustainable stability and development in Nigeria.
Our correspondent learnt from court sources that the latest failed attempts were made by the bailiff on December 18 and 19, 2017. With the failed attempt to serve Jonathan with the witness summons, the former President may not likely appear to testify in court with respect to trial. Metuh had insisted that both the then NSA, Sambo Dasuki, who released the said N400m and Jonathan, who allegedly authorised the payment, were required to testify in the case. The summons served on Dasuki had been successfully executed, following which the ex-NSA had testified in the case. The defence subsequently applied for another summons to be served on Jonathan, a request which the judge promplty granted.
FRIDAY OLOKOR, TOBI AWORINDE and CHIDIEBUBE OKEOMASome youth groups in the Middle Belt and southern part of Nigeria have vowed to resist the incursion of the dreaded Fulani herdsmen into their regions. Others are the National Council of Tiv Youths, Middle Belt Youth Council and the Middle Belt Forum (Youth Wing). “The Fulani herdsmen should steer clear of the South-West if their mission is to come and kill innocent citizens. The youths in the Middle Belt are ready and have agreed to rise up in unison to reject the Federal Government time bomb dressed in white robes. The days of mourning will soon be over in the Middle Belt.
The event had as chairman former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, with many national chieftains of the party also present. While the event was holding, the state governor held a rally at the state secretariat of the party, where he addressed members ahead of the council poll. Kalu said the absence of Ajimobi and other party chieftains in the state was an indication that all was not well between the governor and the minister. Kalu said, “We are students of peace and we’re committed to preaching peace and unity. We are going to be fighting a very big party, a party that knows how to do it.
January 20, 2018 23:32 UTC
The areas of contention, which have been causing disunity, chaos and litigation in the Christ Apostolic Church over the years between two major warring factions, appear to have been resolved. A statement on behalf of the church by the Publisher of CAC News bulletin, ’Gbenga Bankole, on Friday, explained that the peace deal was sealed last week. “The long-awaited unity and peace of CAC Worldwide has been achieved as the General Executive Council and Supreme Council have agreed to sheath their swords and embrace peace,” Bankole said in the statement. He said the President of the Supreme Council, Pastor Gabriel Lagunju, and the President of the GEC, Pastor Abraham Akinosun, at the end of a joint prayer session at Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State, announced that the age-long battle was over. According to the statement, Lagunju explained on the occasion that the two factions would hold a meeting which would officially cement the unity of the church after the grand finale of the unity prayer scheduled for Ikeji-Arakeji on Friday.
Tobi AworindeThe Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Saturday, allayed the fears of residents in the state over the resurgence of waste on major highways and streets. Ambode said the state government was on top of the situation and working round the clock to make the waste a thing of the past. Ambode said the new waste management policy of the government, encapsulated in the Cleaner Lagos Initiative, was designed to holistically address the challenges in the sector. “As a result, we are changing the way environment in Lagos is being managed and to help us to achieve that, this sanitation corps is important. “But more important now is to speak to the fact that we are having some challenges in the area of waste management in Lagos today.
Peter DadaThe Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, South-West block, has stated that the insecurity in the country will be adequately addressed if autonomy is granted to local governments. The union also berated the governors of some states for allegedly constituting stumbling blocks to the approval of the autonomy. According to him, if autonomy is granted, security funds for the local government leadership to address security challenges at the grass roots will be available. He said various communal clashes and herdsmen killings would be successfully tackled if the autonomy was granted. They held local government security meetings often; it was at the meeting that all these unrests would be discussed.