German sportswear manufacturing giants PUMA has terminated its four-year contract with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria. The deal, signed by Gusau-led AFN was due to expire in 2022. PUMA terminated the contract in a letter dated Wednesday, August 4, 2021, and signed by the company’s director Manuel Edlheimb. The sports in 2020 ministry petitioned the DSS over the AFN’s partnership deal with Puma to kit Nigeria’s track and field teams until 2023. In the letter, which was seen by our correspondent, the DSS stated, “This Service (DSS) has thoroughly investigated the matter regarding the Puma deal.
August 04, 2021 20:26 UTC
Dr Umar Gwandu, the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the Minister disclosed this on Wednesday, in Abuja. Malami had given the assurance while receiving the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, who paid him a courtesy visit. “Particularly, in its efforts to permanently demarcate the boundary between Cameroun and Nigeria, in line with the judgment of the International Court of Justice and other relevant Treaties and Declarations,” he said. He expressed optimism that the steps taken in resolving the outstanding areas of disagreement would be fully and legally demarcated in no distant time. xHe said “It will be appreciated if all aspects of the areas of disagreement are resolved and demarcated in accordance with the judgment of the International Court of Justice, without fear or favour.
August 04, 2021 18:33 UTC
The statement was titled, ‘Zulum and Shettima did not visit Abba Kyari, aide clarifies’. The statement signed by Zulum’s spokesman, Isa Gusau, noted that Zulum and Kyari had separately visited Shettima to wish him a quick recovery on June 30, 2021. “Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum and his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima, do not know the residence of embattled DCP Abba Kyari, let alone visit him, Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau has clarified. “Gusau said he resorted to issuing the clarification since Abba Kyari who promised issuing the clarification himself did not do so, more than four hours after making the promise to the spokesman. “Kyari himself had shared the same video on his verified Facebook wall on June 30, shortly after he visited Shettima.
August 04, 2021 18:22 UTC
Six months after the Billiri crisis in the aftermath of the installation of a new Mai Tangale, it has been confirmed that eight people lost their lives in the crisis while 51 others got various degrees of injuries just as properties worth the total sum of N531,358,468.00 million were lost. The disclosure was made by an assessment committee set up by the Gombe State Government to investigate the Billiri Royal throne crisis in the early part of this year. According to the report of the assessment committee which the council ratified during the meeting, 41 houses worth over N94,666,000 destroyed. The report also stated that 401 cooperate business places, 335 individual business places as well as 66 others belonging to Billiri Local Government valued at N148,135,000 were destroyed. The commissioner said that the council mandated the five-man committee to proffer ways of generating funds to compensate victims including the local council whose property was also destroyed.
August 04, 2021 18:11 UTC
The High Command of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday said that in continuation of the ongoing intensive clearance operations across the theatre of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), more Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and elements of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and their families, who have hitherto hibernated around the fringes of Sambisa forest have surrendered to troops at Forward Operational Base (FOB), Banki Junction/BOCOBS in Bama, Borno State. He added that the terrorists lamented that the ground and condition in the forest have become untenable, hence their surrendering. He further added that the terrorists and their families were currently undergoing comprehensive security profiling and preliminary investigations, while the children have been administered oral polio vaccines. He said that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya had commended the troops for the sustained offensive and clearance operations conducted in the theatre and charged them to maintain the momentum of the operations. Our reporter joined the train to and fro Lagos from Ibadan and tells his experience in this report…Several Boko Haram Several Boko Haram
August 04, 2021 18:00 UTC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday, provided an update on the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise which commenced last June. The statistics revealed that Osun State where the governorship election is slated for July 16 2022 by the electoral umpire maintained its lead on the online registration chart. Further investigation revealed that chieftains of certain political parties recently raised the alarm over the number of online registrants from Osun state in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration. “Young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 34 are still leading in both online registration (1,074,260 or 65 per cent) and completed registration (84,619 or 70 per cent). She did this with the thought that if one product works, mixing it with another would make it even better.CVR: Osun maintains lead in online registrationCVR: Osun maintains lead in online registration
August 04, 2021 17:48 UTC
Musician Rihanna becomes billionaire after making $1.7bn from beauty and lingerie linesPopular American musician, Rihanna, is now officially a billionaire and the richest female musician in the world, thanks to the huge success of her Fenty Beauty line. Her $270 million stake in the wildly successful Savage X Fenty lingerie line and her wealth from her 16-year recording career all make up the mogul’s mass wealth. Fenty Skin had sales of $30 million in under four months on its e-store, WWD reports. Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty lingerie line, which she has a 30 per cent stake in, is also worth $1 billion. She did this with the thought that if one product works, mixing it with another would make it even better.Musician Rihanna becomes billionaire after making $1.7bn from beauty and lingerie lines
August 04, 2021 17:48 UTC
The Federal Government has affirmed its commitment to the finalisation of the boundary demarcation exercise between Nigeria and Cameroon. According to the Minister, it will be appreciated if all aspects of the disagreed areas of the boundary between Nigeria and Cameroon are resolved and demarcated in accordance with the judgment of the International Court of Justice without fear or favour. Malami said the proposed session of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission (CNMC) that will be convened soon in Yaounde will pave the way for landmark achievements including the demarcation exercised. In his remarks, Mahamt Saleh Annadif said his visit has opened an outstanding chapter in international relations and diplomacy with a view to promoting peace among brother nations. She did this with the thought that if one product works, mixing it with another would make it even better.FG affirms commitment to border demarcation between Nigeria, CameroonFG affirms commitment to border demarcation between Nigeria, Cameroon
August 04, 2021 17:15 UTC
No fewer than 156 children have been displaced and also an orphanage home worth N200 million was burnt in troubled Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State by Fulani militias. And if consider the situation, you would agree with me that we are in a predicament. Can you imagine having 156 children and they have to eat every other day, they have to sleep in a place and we have to ensure they are warm and comfortable? As I talk to you, I don’t even know how we would cope up tonight. Our reporter joined the train to and fro Lagos from Ibadan and tells his experience in this report…Orphanage home burnt Orphanage home burnt
August 04, 2021 16:40 UTC
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Wednesday, said it arrested three suspected smugglers in connection with different kilograms of Pangolin scales and Elephant tusks worth N22.3 billion in Lagos. While displaying the seizures to newsmen in Lagos, the Controller General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali, said the 17,137.44 kilograms of Pangolin scales (196 sacks), 870.44 kilograms of Elephant tusks and 4.60 kilograms of Pangolin claws were evacuated at a location on the eastern side of Ijeoma Street, Lekki, Lagos State after proper examination. According to the Customs CG, NCS’s extensive collaboration yielded credible intelligence that triggered swift and comprehensive actions by the Customs Intelligence Unit and Headquarters Strike force. They are Mr Traore Djakonba, Mr Isiak Musa and Mr Mohammed Bereta. She did this with the thought that if one product works, mixing it with another would make it even better.Customs intercept N22.3bn pangolin scales, elephant tusks in LagosCustoms intercept N22.3bn pangolin scales, elephant tusks in Lagos
August 04, 2021 16:36 UTC
THE permanent secretary of Jigawa State Ministry of Health, Dr Salisu Maazu said the cholera epidemic has claimed the lives of over 100 people and over 5,000 cases were recorded. He said, “Presently 250 patients were currently on admission in different hospitals in the state.”According to him, “as of last Sunday, we have recorded over 100 deaths, 5,000 cases. “We recorded the death of eight people, seven female and one male whom died as a result of cholera diseases in this town of Zareku,” he said. He maintained that from the commencement of the outbreak about 268 suspected cases was recorded while 145 cases were admitted into the healthcare centre. CLAIM 1: A Twitter user claims UNICEF said any efforts to block children from accessing pornography might infringe their human rights.
August 04, 2021 16:18 UTC
Ijebu Congress, a non-political group, has determined to partner with the Wale Adedayo led-administration in Ijebu East Local Government on rural development in the overall interest of all. Mebude in his remarks noted that Ijebu congress specifically was designed to oversee good governance at all levels of government, especially those concerning the Ijebu nation and more importantly remain a strong advocate for the mass of the people. The blueprint of the agenda for development set by the group was later handed over to Hon Adedayo. “We thank the entire members of Ijebu Congress for the quality brainwork done for Ijebu East Local Government, which was presented to me today. Our reporter joined the train to and fro Lagos from Ibadan and tells his experience in this report…Ijebu East LG partners Ijebu East LG partners
August 04, 2021 15:59 UTC
The Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig-Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) has stressed the need for regional and international cooperation to cut off drug supply to the rising criminal gangs across the world. Marwa stated this on Wednesday in Banjul, the capital city of Gambia while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NDLEA and Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Gambia (DLEAG). He said nations across the globe are daily grappling with the challenge of drug-induced crime and criminalities and as such, must forge a common front to confront the evil twins of drug trafficking and abuse. Present at the ceremony were Nigeria’s Ambassador to Gambia, Mohammed Manu and Heads of various law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the Gambia, among others. Our reporter joined the train to and fro Lagos from Ibadan and tells his experience in this report…Marwa harps on international Marwa harps on international
August 04, 2021 15:45 UTC
AS the 30-day ultimatum given by the Emir of Muri, Abbas Tafida to killer herdsmen and their collaborators to leave his emirate is fast running out, Fulani leaders and Ardos in Taraba State have assured the emir that they will soon expose those behind the heinous crimes and their sponsors. They gave the assurance in an expanded meeting of Fulani leaders and Ardos from 14 out of the 16 local government areas of the state on Monday. Speaking after the meeting, the state chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Sahabi Mahmoud, said the meeting with the emir was successful and fruitful. He remarked that the meeting was attended by Fulani leaders and Ardos as well as other stakeholders in the state. The Miyetti Allah leader also said that the meeting resolved to expose informants as well as sponsors of the criminals.
August 04, 2021 15:11 UTC
Less than twenty-four hours after the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, forwarded the bill for the creation of additional 19 Local Council Development Areas, the House of Assembly has passed the bill into law. The new 19 LCDAs are; Ado Central LCDA; Ado North LCDA; Ado West LCDA; Ajoni LCDA; Araromi LCDA; Ekameta LCDA; Ekiti South East LCDA; Ero LCDA; Gbonyin LCDA; Ifedara LCDA and Ifeloju LCDA. Others include; Ifesowopo LCDA; Igbara-Odo/Ogotun LCDA; Ikere West LCDA; Ikole West LCDA; Irede LCDA ; Irewolede LCDA; Isokan LCDA and Okemesi/Ido-Ile LCDA. Following the new creation, the state now has 35 council areas. “After the mixture, I started feeling a burning sensation in my throat and I had to leave the room because the odour was really bad too,” she said.Ekiti Assembly passes bill creating 19 additional council areasEkiti Assembly passes bill creating 19 additional council areas
August 04, 2021 15:11 UTC