Dr Omar Touray, on Wednesday assumed office as the new President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission alongside. Touray assumed the new office along with other equally new statutory appointees of the commission. Touray in his inaugural remark pledged to build on the legacies and successes of the outgoing President, Jean-Claude Brou and his team to ensure a more sustainable and secure West African sub-region. He spoke of the need for institutional reforms, payment of community levies by ECOWAS member states, and the collaboration of citizens to address the challenges confronting the region. He also called for the collaboration and partnership between ECOWAS institutions and governments to lift community citizens out of abject poverty.
July 13, 2022 18:14 UTC
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and ex-Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, were noticeably absent at a mega rally urganised for the re-election of the state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, in Osogbo on Tuesday. Speaking at the rally, APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, declared that the party is not leaving anything to chance with Osun election. He said, “Go out with your PVCs and vote massively for APC and Governor Oyetola on Saturday. Think about your children and vote for Oyetola for a better future for them. “You must all go out in large crowd on Saturday to re-elect Governor Oyetola.
July 13, 2022 16:48 UTC
Low self-esteem is lack of confidence in what you are or what you are capable of doing. In this article, we will be shedding more light on the signs and evidence of low self-esteem in order to help ourselves and our loved ones. People with low self-esteem believe they have to keep working to be perfect and that taking out time to enjoy themselves is not an option for them. People with low self-esteem worry so much after making decisions, thinking they have made a wrong decision. People with low self-esteem hide their vision to follow other’s vision.
July 13, 2022 11:14 UTC
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 06, 2019 Nassr FC's Portuguese coach Rui Vitoria gestures during the AFC Champions league play-off football match between Saudi's Al-Nassr and UAE's al-Wahda at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh. - Egypt has named Rui Vitoria, formerly of Portugal's Benfica, as the coach for its national team after Ehab Galal was sacked, according to a statement on July 12, 2022. (Photo by - / AFP)After being overlooked by the Nigeria Football Federation for the Super Eagles job, Portuguese tactician Rui Vitoria has been appointed the new national team coach of Egypt on a four-year contract. He signed a four-year contract with the EFA, with a mission of leading the national team to success in their future assignments. “I am Rui Vitoria, the Egyptian national team coach for the next four years,” the former Benfica manager stated.
July 13, 2022 03:55 UTC
Members of Civil Society Organisation (CSO), community leaders and other stakeholders in the Niger Delta region on Tuesday harped on the mutual relationship among companies operating in the area and their host communities, as a panacea to sustainable development and a lasting solution to security in the environment. This was canvassed at the maiden edition of a one-day community stakeholders meeting held at Udo, Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State with the theme: “Sustainable Development and Security”. On his part, the Public Relations Officer, Okomu Oil Company, Fidelis Olise, said his company had taken all preventive measures to secure its farms, hence the seeming infringement and complaints from the host communities. He also agreed that Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc must also put its host communities into consideration while carrying out its activities to avoid conflict of interest. Mrs Helen Dise, from Agbede community, on her part, said that Okomu Oil Company had evacuated her community for its farm, adding that the river they used for fishing had been polluted.
July 13, 2022 00:53 UTC
On June 26, 2022, the nation was agog with news that an Edo Catholic priest, Rev.Fr. Just a day earlier, on June 25, 2022, gunmen suspected to be terrorists killed a Kaduna State-based Catholic priest, Rev.Fr. Just like the late priest, Odia, Amou was abducted on his way to celebrate mass. However, the ransom-hungry terrorists, recently have fallen in love with catholic priests. “At least 18 priests have been kidnapped in Nigeria since the beginning of 2022, five in the first week of July alone.
July 12, 2022 21:00 UTC
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July 12, 2022 19:46 UTC
A Lagos-based legal practitioner, Mr Daniel Adeyemi, has called for urgent measures to curb “the alarming rate of armed robbery attacks in the society”. Adeyemi made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Tuesday. According to him, armed robbery is the crime of using firearms or offensive weapons to take the property of another by threat or force. “Robbers dispossessed people of their valuables, some even rape, injure, or even kill just to carry out their operations. “Security of lives and property is everybody’s business; all hands must be on deck in tackling this menace so as to make the society safe for all.
July 12, 2022 17:10 UTC
The United Nations has projected that the world’s population is expected to reach eight billion on November 15, 2022. The PUNCH reports that World Population Day is observed on July 11 every year to raise awareness of global population issues. He said the population would increase in opportunities for trade of commodities and services thereby increasing wealth for the business community. So an increase in population will lead to a further increase in consumption, with attendant strain on the economy. “So this population increase comes with its own unique challenges.
July 12, 2022 16:28 UTC
), has, on Monday, bemoaned the action of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities for not calling off its industrial action, saying enough is enough for keeping students at home. The PUNCH reports the ASUU strike has entered its fifth month, with resumption not in sight as the lecturers are yet to shift grounds on their demands. Buhari urged the lecturers to reconsider their stance on the prolonged strike, noting that the crisis would have generational consequences on families, the educational system, and the future development of the country. The President said the strike was taking a toll on the psychology of parents, students, and other stakeholders. Truly, enough is enough for keeping students at home.
July 12, 2022 11:49 UTC
THE Federal government has disclosed that it is working towards developing a framework to tidy up the agrochemical and pesticide business in Nigeria. The permanent secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Ernest Umakhihe stated this in Abuja at the stakeholders’ workshop on agrochemicals handling, marketing, and distribution in the country. Umakhihe, who was represented by the deputy director of input use and agro farm input support services department, Ishaku Buba, said the ministry is working with the relevant house committee on agriculture to develop the framework. He stated that the increase in land under cultivation in the country has been attributed significantly to the use of an agrochemical. Bello explained that agricultural production in Nigeria faces significant losses due to activities of pests, insect infections, and other diseases.
July 12, 2022 06:54 UTC
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, members of the Central Working Committee, the National Campaign Council, and governors of the All Progressives Congress are expected to attend the grand finale of the reelection campaign rally for the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, to be held on Tuesday in Osogbo. Also expected at the rally are party chieftains at the national level and across the 36 states of the federation. The statement read in part, “The Osun chapter of the APC invites party faithful and all lovers of democracy and good governance to the grand finale of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s reelection rally in Osogbo, the state capital. “The rally is scheduled to hold at the Osogbo Township Stadium, beginning from 11:00am on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. “We trust that members of the APC will show the formidable strength and decorum the party is known for, even as we implore all residents and citizens of Osun to come out en masse and in public acclamation of their overwhelming support for the APC candidate.”
July 12, 2022 03:52 UTC
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July 11, 2022 23:18 UTC
The Ekiti State Police Command said on Monday that operatives of its Rapid Response Squad had arrested three suspected kidnappers terrorising part of the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Moronkeji Adesina, said the RRS operatives in collaboration with men of the vigilante group, nabbed the suspected kidnappers inside a deep forest in Ijan Ekiti in Gbonyin Local Government Area of the state. A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, titled, ‘Ekiti Police Command arrests three for kidnapping,’ listed the suspects as 38 years old Musa, 25 years old Ali, and 19 years old Suleiman. Abutu stated, “As part of the deliberate efforts of the Command to rid the state of kidnappers and other criminal elements, the operatives of the RRS, in collaboration with vigilantes, trailed and arrested three suspected kidnappers inside a deep forest in Ijan-Ekiti. “The arrested suspects, during interrogation, confessed to have been engaged in series of kidnapping operations in the state including two kidnapping incidents in Ikere Ekiti.
July 11, 2022 19:26 UTC
Allianz Nigeria Insurance on Monday said it had the right quality of expertise, experience, technology and manpower to make a difference in Nigeria and Africa. ” Allianz Nigeria is well positioned for profitability and growth and we are here to stay in order to expand the frontiers of insurance in Nigeria and Africa at large,” she said. She said the Allianz-Sanlam joint venture agreement was a long-term commitment that would engender positive growth in Africa. According to her, there are a lot of opportunities in Africa and the future of insurance business is in Africa and particularly Nigeria. ” So if the future is Africa, the future is Nigeria, as you cannot have a strategy for Africa, if you do not take Nigeria seriously.
July 11, 2022 18:16 UTC