Disclosing his last testament in a recorded video, as instructed by the octogenarian, Mr Barry Oke Atavwada, one of his aides, said he reiterated his mission on earth, that he was born a hero, lived as one, and died as one. I was born a hero, I have lived the life of a hero. Amid gasps for breath, he averred: “… a good man, a good man….he cherished my life” (apparently referring to Governor Oborevwori) before lapsing into a coma on Sunday, according to Mr Atavwada. Oborevwori wasn’t as close to him as some people, but Oborevwori showed love and concern as a good man. “He pleaded with Oborevwori to help four persons who were close to him, aside from the children.
December 09, 2023 16:54 UTC
According to Zambia Observer, A married man of Kazungula District, Zambia, has confessed to having only six girlfriends and not eight, attributing his extra-marital affairs to his wife’s habit of denying him his conjugal rights. This was heard in a case in which Sachaba Maimbolwa, 46, a fisherman of Kasaya village, was sued for divorce in Livingstone Local Court A1 by his wife, Lydia Mutalikelwa, of H 243 Zecco Township. The couple got married on December 18, 2006. The couple has five children. READ ALSO FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE
December 09, 2023 12:04 UTC
The Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) has disclosed that it has received 263 petitions from government departments, institutions and individuals on different corruption cases out of which 159 cases have been investigated and concluded while 104 cases are under investigation. The agency added that seven corruption cases have been forwarded to the State’s Attorney-General’s office for prosecution while another 14 cases of fraud have been taken to Court by the State’s Ministry of Justice. “Oyo State Anti- Corruption Agency (OYACA) joins the entire world to mark the International Anti–Corruption day today to renew its commitment of working together with the good people of Oyo State and the whole world to end corruption and its devastating impacts on the society. This informed his decision to establish Oyo State Anti- Corruption Agency (OYACA). Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) was inaugurated by His Excellency, Engr Seyi Makinde FNSE, on 22nd December and commenced full operations in April, 2021.
December 08, 2023 21:37 UTC
Oloja, stated this while delivering the 12th convocation lecture of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, with the topic “Internationalisation of University Education for Global Relevance: Experiences, Barriers, and Prospects,” described Nigeria’s education system as a ticking time bomb due to explode. “So before it is too late, we need to tell our leaders to invest robustly in education. However, things went sour and education was neglected in the late 1980s, and the quality of graduates has since become unreliable. “This same degeneration has spread tentacles to the economy, governance, science and technology, medicine, religion, individual responsibility, and finally Nigeria’s global competitiveness. Education quality drives global competitiveness.
December 08, 2023 13:41 UTC
The son of Israel’s former army chief Gadi Eisenkot, who is currently a minister in the country’s war cabinet, has been killed in Gaza, the military says. It says 25-year-old Major Gal Eisenkot died in northern Gaza on Thursday. PM Benjamin Netanyahu said he and his wife were “broken-hearted”, and that Gal Eisenkot was a “true hero”. Hamas officials in Gaza say it has killed more than 17,000 people, mainly civilians, with thousands more missing under rubble. The fate of an entire nation in one hug.”The IDF also said that another soldier – named as Sgt Maj Jonathan David Deitch, 34 – was killed in southern Gaza on Thursday.
December 08, 2023 13:27 UTC
After he agreed, he calmly told me to punch him in the face as fast and hard as I could. Then, like a karate sensei, he leaned in and whispered my first lesson: “Greg, you don’t need to use all your energy to block a punch. How much of the church’s punch has been diverted by Satan by a few degrees? We’re here to “punch Satan in the nose” and rescue the lost people all around us that Satan has taken captive to do his will (2 Timothy 2:26). Brothers and sisters, don’t let the devil block your punch.
December 08, 2023 11:44 UTC
Early Muslim women of exemplary virtuesTHE early period of Islam was replete with iconic women of substance who impacted their societies. For the purpose of exemplification, a number of these Muslim women are considered today. Muslim women should learn to be strong in the face of trial, believing faithfully in Allah (SWT) for intervention. Muslim women must submit themselves to their husbands, no matter the power or influence they may wield. They should be enthusiastic about all acts of ibaadah (acts of worship towards Allah (SWT).
December 08, 2023 11:19 UTC
A teenage girl has shot and killed a fellow pupil in a school in western Russia before shooting herself, BBC reports. Five people were injured in the shooting, one of them seriously, Russian authorities said. Police were called to Gymnasium No 5 in Bryansk at about 09:15 local time (06:15 GMT) on Thursday. Russian news agency RIA said students barricaded themselves in the classroom when they heard shots being fired. “The boys barricaded the door with the desks, one girl called the police, the teacher was calling everyone else,” RIA quoted one of the school girls.
December 08, 2023 04:53 UTC
A state of emergency has been declared in Seychelles, after a massive explosion at an industrial zone on the main island, Mahé, as well as flooding. The blast ripped through the area, flattening commercial buildings and wrecking nearby housing, leaving a trail of devastation along Mahé island’s east coast. Seychelles’ President Wavel Ramkalawan has ordered everyone except essential workers to stay at home. “The Seychelles International Airport is still operational and ferry services between islands are operating for visitors,” the country’s official account said on X. President Ramkalawan called the twin disasters a “calamity” for the country and appealed for people to show solidarity with those affected.
December 08, 2023 04:18 UTC
The Nigeria Customs Service, Kano Area Command, on Thursday, handed over 665 pieces of donkey skins to the North-West Coordinator of the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Services, Dr. Adamu Gano. The NCS also handed over 450 blocks of compressed Indian hemp to the Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, and 1,290 cartons of unregistered pharmaceutical products to the State Coordinator of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control. Speaking at the occasion, the Comptroller of Customs, Kano State Command, Mr. Dauda Chana, said that the collaborative efforts have continued to be fruitful. “We remain resolute in our commitment to eradicating illegal activities that pose a threat to our society,” Chana said. Representatives of various organisations who spoke lauded the support from the NCS and sought sustained inter-agency cooperation in addressing the prevailing complex challenges.
December 07, 2023 23:10 UTC
Finding the common thread can be tricky, but what else would one expect of a style of drink with such longevity and geographic reach? Still, punch was—and is—a distinct style of drink. You can take the punch out of the bowl—and many have over the years for a bunch of reasons—but the metaphoric bowl remains. Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl $25 Amazon“I make punch all the time. It’s clear, though, that punch rapidly spread via colonial trade routes, as fast as frat boys would get housed on jungle juice a few centuries later.
December 07, 2023 19:22 UTC
Tata Motors is expected to expand its EV lineup next year and one of the models is expected to be the Punch EV. The upcoming Tata Punch EV has been spotted testing on several occasions and a new set of spy shots further reveals more details on the much-awaited offering. While the test mule was heavily camouflaged Tata Punch EV, new LED DRLs were visible on the car's fascia which looked similar in appearance to the Tata Nexon EV facelift. The Tata Punch EV will arrive sometime next year as a direct rival to the Citroen e-C3 in the segment. Tata Motors is also likely to debut the ICE Punch facelift around the same time, bringing design and tech upgrades to the car.
December 07, 2023 12:14 UTC
Several senior civil servants confirmed the development to our correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday. The PUNCH had exclusively reported that thousands of civil servants had their November 2023 salaries withheld by the government owing to irregularities on the IPPIS. A senior civil servant who confirmed receipt of her salary on Wednesday said, “The alert dropped a few minutes ago. I am happy to inform you that my November 2023 salary has now been paid. Same thing with others in my office.”Another civil servant who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “It is true, we have now been paid.”The National President, Association of Senior Civil Servants, Tommy Etim, had earlier warned that about 5,000 civil servants risked forfeiture of their November 2023 and December 2023 salaries over IPPIS verification and other discrepancies.
December 07, 2023 12:02 UTC
The wife of the governor of Abia State, Mrs. Priscilla Otti, has said she is now better informed and equipped on positive ways of eradicating sexual and gender-based violence, SGBV, in the society. Otti stated this at the on-going 4th Annual Conference of the Nigeria Governors’ Spouses Forum, NGSF, holding at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, to mark the 16 days of activism on sexual and gender-based violence. In her address, the chairperson of the forum, and wife of the governor of Kwara State, Professor Olufolake Abdulrazak, said that it is time to engage youth allies in building generations to end gender-based violence. This compact, she explained, “outlines priority actions to enhance birth registration, enforcing legal frameworks, and improving access to quality health services. It is also a commitment to collaborate for change led by the Nigeria Governors’ Spouses Forum, government agencies, civil society organizations, and communities to combat violence.”
December 07, 2023 11:29 UTC