The Muay Thai Championship was organised by the Muay Thai Association where Humaira stole the show while emerging victorious with her exceptional performance. Humaira Shafi is presently pursuing her graduation at GDC Boys Baramulla and has carved a niche for herself in the world of Martial Arts. Humaira Shafi, a black belt in Karate, has showcased her talent on the national stage by participating in the Samdo championship. Drawing inspiration from Tajamul Islam, the young martial arts sensation from Bandipora district, Humaira started her Martial Arts training some four years ago when she was in class 11th. “I was inspired by Tajamul Islam, and that is the reason I joined Martial Arts Academy in Langate,” Humaira told Greater Kashmir.
February 23, 2024 19:41 UTC
The report partly read, “The challenge of uploading the PU presidential election results on the IReV after the presidential and NASS elections on 25th February 2023 was unique. “However, there was a problem with uploading the presidential election results to the system. “Further interrogation of the Election Result Modules indicated that the system is encountering an unexpected configuration problem in mapping the presidential election results uploaded into the system to the participating Polling Units. IReV glitch does not affect result…INEC also said the glitch did not in any way affect the outcome of the presidential election result. “However, the glitch in the upload of the presidential results sheets to iREV did not affect the credibility of the election.
February 23, 2024 19:11 UTC
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig. Marwa stated this while fielding questions from journalists during the inspection of facilities at the NDLEA barracks, which he said is almost ready for commissioning in Yola Adamawa state. “In 2018, a Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse was set up, which I had the distinct honour of being the chairman. One of the major tasks that we had was to identify the root causes of drug abuse and trafficking and make recommendations which we did. And for the NDLEA and other institutions and stakeholders like the Ministry of Health, NAFDAC, etc, we are all combining efforts in drug demand reduction.”He noted that the war against drug abuse is an all-encompassing one, which goes beyond the responsibility of only NDLEA.
February 23, 2024 15:56 UTC
Then Professor Amidu Sanni from the Lagos State University (LASU) suggested Crescent University and other names. The mission statement of Crescent University is to evolve a unique element for the delivery of university education infused with total quality assurance in ways that will develop personal discipline and integrity and promote positive societal values. Besides, the philosophy of Crescent University are three viz: a. On the objectives of the Crescent University, the IMA Intellectual Summit agreed on the following four objectives viz: 1. Meanwhile, Crescent University has five colleges.
February 23, 2024 13:10 UTC
As the Geometric Power Plant, Aba is set to be commissioned next week, the Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Alex Otti on due Process, Dr Oluebube Chukwu says, the project is in line with Governor Alex Otti’s vision for a New Abia. This, he said, shows that Governor Otti is being strategic and determined to ensure that the economy of the state is placed on a global path. According to him, the generation of electricity from the Geometric power plant will be a game changer in the socio-economic development of Aba while the commissioning will bring about a dramatic improvement in power supply, adding that with constant quality and affordable electricity supply, the cost of doing business in the state will be reduced significantly. Otti over the project, Chukwu urged the Aba businessmen and women to embrace the enabling environment to boost their businesses and investments in Aba.
February 23, 2024 11:22 UTC
The United Nations Children’s Fund has said pre-primary education provides the highest return on investment of all education sub-sectors. It, thereby, called for more investment in pre-primary education. It, however, maintained that “Pre-primary education provides the highest return on investment of all education sub-sectors. Quality pre-primary education sets a strong foundation for learning. Evidence of how pre-primary education advances development exists around the world,” it read.
February 23, 2024 09:20 UTC
Air Peace has said it will begin direct flight operations to London on March 30, 2024, with the inaugural flight scheduled for 12:10 am. The announcement was made during a prelaunch forum organised by the airline to engage travel agencies and partners involved in the upcoming London flight operations. “Operating daily, this service will also offer several other benefits that give Air Peace an edge over the competition. One of my very trusted team members had a discussion about these flight operations to London. We came up with air peace; our own.”The PUNCH learned that the terminal for Air Peace flight operations to London is Southern Terminal, Gatwick Airport.
February 23, 2024 08:39 UTC
The nation’s Gross Domestic Product growth fell to 2.74 per cent in 2023 from 3.10 per cent in 2022, according to new GDP report released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Thursday. This represents the slowest growth since 2020 when the economy contracted and entered into a recession by –1.92 per cent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “On an annual basis, the oil sector growth stood at -2.22 per cent in 2023 compared to -19.22 per cent in 2022. It stated, “This growth rate is lower than the 3.52 per cent recorded in the fourth quarter of 2022 and higher than the third quarter of 2023 growth of 2.54 per cent. He warned that there is likely danger ahead if the country failed to boost oil production.
February 23, 2024 02:11 UTC
The communiqué said the N1.45tn total distributable revenue comprised distributable statutory revenue of N463.1bn, distributable Value Added Tax revenue of N391.8bn, Electronic Money Transfer Levy revenue of N15.9bn and exchange difference revenue of N279.03bn. It added that a total revenue of N2.07trn was available in the month of January 2024 while N200bn was kept as savings. The communiqué further stated that from the N1.15tn total distributable revenue, the Federal Government received a total of N407.267bn, state governments received N379.407bn while LGs received N278.041bn. “From the N1,149tntotal distributable revenue, the Federal Government received a total of N407.267bn, the state governments received N379.407bn and the LGs received N278.041bn. “A total sum of N85.101bn (13 per cent of mineral revenue) was shared with the benefiting States as derivation revenue.
February 23, 2024 02:09 UTC
When you reach the first block, you are sweaty and famished and, the aroma from the various food trucks is a sure shot invitation to indulge. We pass the falooda truck, the tender coconut water seller and then a few more steps and we land right in front of Mom’s Paddu Stall. Before starting the paddu stall, Valliamma says, “I was selling bondas and bajjis in Thindlu circle. “That is when I decided to start a food stall again. Apart from paddu, Valliamma also sells mushroom biryani.
February 23, 2024 02:09 UTC
The Kano state government, in its ongoing efforts to provide food assistance to the less privileged during the month of Ramadan, has inaugurated a high-powered committee for the upcoming 2024 Ramadan Feeding Programme (RFP). Deputy Governor, Comrade Aminu Gwarzo, according to a press statement issued by the his spokesperson, Ibrahim Shuaibu, led the inauguration at his office. He emphasized that the program aims to support all residents of the state regardless of political affiliations. Earlier, the Commissioner of Religious Affairs, Ahmad Tijjani Auwal, speaking on behalf of the committee, thanked the state government for entrusting them with this crucial Ramadan feeding task. Auwal also called on philanthropists in the state to support the program, ensuring its success and widespread benefits during the Holy Ramadan month.
February 22, 2024 20:48 UTC
South-east leaders have alleged that there is a conspiracy to alienate Igbos from the affairs of Nigeria. The South-east leaders made the allegation at the end of their emergency meeting in Enugu on Thursday. The leaders hailed Mr Iwuanyanwu on his recent call that Igbos should not join protest against economic hardship, saying his reasons for the call were justifiable. They expressed frustration with the refusal of the federal government to release Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, despite repeated appeals from various Igbo leaders and groups for Mr Kanu’s release. “It is common knowledge that the sit-at-home in the South-east is because of the incarceration of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
February 22, 2024 20:25 UTC
Speaking to journalists after a meeting with President Tinubu at the State House, Abuja, Gowon expressed the need for understanding and perseverance amid criticism of the government's performance. General Gowon urged President Tinubu not to be deterred by public scrutiny, citing his own experience of facing criticism during his leadership, notably during the Nigerian Civil War era. Reflecting on his tenure, Gowon noted that effective governance often requires time and perseverance to yield tangible results. ADVERTISEMENTAcknowledging the inevitability of criticism for leaders, Gowon underscored the importance of allowing room for progress and recognising the complexities inherent in governance. He encouraged Nigerians to remain patient and supportive, emphasising that significant challenges cannot be resolved overnight.
February 22, 2024 16:09 UTC
In fact, the use of policy rate increases is leading to an increase in deposit and lending rates without the compensating desired reduction in the inflation rate. The current inflation in Nigeria is more of ‘supply driven’ inflation than a ‘demand driven’ one. The current low level of consumer credit in Nigeria weakens the relationship between aggregate consumption expenditure level and interest rate. To combat rising inflation in such a situation, increasing the interest rate is not the right choice. To satisfy domestic consumption demand owing to low domestic production capacity, imports of foreign goods will fill the gap.
February 22, 2024 15:34 UTC
VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions, significantly added to its business footprint in 2023. Among the most significant wins of 2023 was being awarded a global contract for UK visas and citizenship services. Earlier in the year, Latvia, Iceland, and Austria also renewed the global visa services mandates with VFS Global. As an exclusive service provider to the Government of France for select locations in Sub-Saharan Africa, VFS Global expanded France visa services network in Sub-Saharan Africa in September 2023. In 2024, VFS Global will continue to focus on enhancing customer service and business excellence through investments in human capital development and technology.
February 22, 2024 15:23 UTC