Newcastle have agreed to a deal in principle to sign Dutch defender Sven Botman from French side Lille. Botman, 22, completed his medical in Newcastle on Tuesday and is set to arrive on a five-year contract in a reported £35 million ($42 million) transfer. The Premier League club said they had held off competition “from a host of European sides to secure the highly-rated centre-back”, with “the formalities of the transfer set to be concluded this week”. Botman’s arrival continues Newcastle’s rebuilding for the new campaign, with England goalkeeper Nick Pope having been signed from Burnley last week. Newcastle also signed Aston Villa full-back Matt Targett on a permanent move following a successful loan spell during the second half of last season.
June 29, 2022 02:49 UTC
"We now know based on the trend that we have seen in the last few weeks that if the current trajectory continues or is sustained we may find ourselves in a situation where we match or exceed the peak number of cases seen in 2017," he said.
June 28, 2022 19:15 UTC
Tagged a ‘two-day workshop on Drug Prevention, Treatment and Care, DPTC’, the first ladies would be armed with better information that will help drive drug demand reduction in their various states. Consequences of drug abuse, including chronic health conditions and untimely death, are existential threats that cannot be ignored by any responsible government. Four years ago, we had 10.6 million users of the psychoactive plant, which made Nigeria the world’s leading cannabis-consuming country. “Likewise, Nigeria has also become a producer of and a market for Crystal Methamphetamine known locally as Mkpuru Mmiri. “The mechanism for this assignment is the War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) initiative, launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on June 26, 2021.
June 28, 2022 18:46 UTC
G7 leaders urged China on Tuesday to uphold the principle of peaceful settlement of disputes by pressing Russia to stop its invasion of Ukraine and dropping its “expansive maritime claims” in the South China Sea. “We stress that there is no legal basis for China’s expansive maritime claims in the South China Sea,” it said. The G7 leaders said they were “gravely concerned” about the human rights situation in China, including forced labour in Tibet and Xinjiang. China should also honour its commitments to uphold rights, freedom, and a high degree of autonomy in Hong Kong, they said. In unprecedented language, the G7 leaders also highlighted Chinese non-market policies which, they said, distorted the global economy, and they committed to working together to ensure a level playing field for their businesses and workers.
June 28, 2022 17:10 UTC
The Victoria and Albert Museum will open its first African fashion exhibition this week, more than 170 years after it was founded. Christine Checinska, the curator of African and African diaspora fashion at the V&A, said the exhibition was overdue. “So whether it’s Morocco to South Africa or Ghana in the west, [we want] to try to strategically break down those old colonial boundaries.”Located in the fashion galleries, Africa Fashion is divided into two parts. Other cases explore the work of fashion designers – some of whom are household names across Africa, but are little known outside the continent. Africa Fashion purposely does not address this hot-button issue.
June 28, 2022 12:11 UTC
The ASUU strike arises primarily from the failure of successive governments to honour agreements. As the government mismanages the dispute, the entire public tertiary education system is on the verge of collapse, with other major academic unions across the public tertiary education system also staging strikes and making threatening demands. Ngige is abrasive, while Adamu, like Buhari, is aloof and detached from the ugly reality and damaging impact of a collapsing national tertiary education sector. The World Bank says, “Tertiary education is instrumental in fostering growth, reducing poverty, and boosting shared prosperity. The task of salvaging the public tertiary education sector is not for ASUU, ASUP or COEASU alone, the central labour unions should weigh in dispassionately.
June 28, 2022 11:16 UTC
Justice Ariwoola becomes the 22nd Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) since the beginning of the colonial era as well as the 17th since the post-colonial era. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola took the oath of office at the presidential villa on Monday, June 27. Photo: Guardian.ngSource: TwitterHowever, Legit.ng in this short piece will be reeling out all the 22 Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) since 1914. Sir Edwin Speed, 1914–1918PAY ATTENTION: Follow us on Instagram - get the most important news directly in your favourite app! According to section 231(3) of the 1999 constitution, the position is open to legal practitioners with a minimum of 15 years post-call.
June 28, 2022 10:23 UTC
If you want to write a book for the first time here are top 3 questions to guide you throughWhen it comes to writing a book for the first time, one common challenge that comes with this exercise is not knowing where to start from. This identifies the purpose your book hopes to achieve, the reason or explanation for the masterpiece you’re writing. As someone who is writing a book for the first time, you must be able to identify your purpose for writing the book and to what end. You can read a book by an experienced author, especially one whose book aligns with the genre you’re writing. Remember you’re writing a book for the first time.
June 28, 2022 09:21 UTC
NNPC disclosed this in its latest presentation to the Federation Account Allocation Committee meeting for the month of June 2022. Bulk of the oil firm’s spending was on petrol subsidy, as it consumed N1.274tn during the five-month period, while for refinery rehabilitation, NNPC spent N9.11bn in each of the months of January, March and April, amounting to N27.33bn. An analysis of NNPC’s monthly fuel subsidy spendings indicated a continuous rise in the amount incurred as subsidy by the Federal Government through NNPC. Nigeria’s four refineries are not working, though the Port Harcourt refinery is currently under rehabilitation. The huge spending on subsidy had made experts and operators intensify the call for the fast rehabilitation of Nigeria’s refineries.
June 28, 2022 07:59 UTC
), on Monday, swore in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja. Ariwoola, who is the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court was sworn-in at around 3:00pm, hours after the resignation of the former CJN, Tanko Muhammad. Born on August 22, 1958, Justice Ariwoola, who hails from Iseyin, Oyo State, was formerly a Justice of the Court of Appeal before being elevated to the Supreme Court bench in 2011. In March 2017, then acting President Yemi Osinbajo nominated Justice Walter Onnoghen as the CJN to replace Justice Mahmud Mohammed. Justice Ariwoola will serve in an acting capacity until confirmed by the Senate under President Buhari’s request.
June 28, 2022 04:35 UTC
To reduce poverty through capacity building in Nigeria, QNET, a Global e-commerce and direct selling leader, has unveiled a financial literacy programme aimed at equipping youths with the knowledge needed for socio-economic empowerment. The programme tagged: ‘FinGreen’, is designed to impart critical financial management skills and knowledge by training young leaders drawn from various communities to become trainers and champions of financial literacy and economic empowerment among the youth. He stressed the need for financial literacy in equipping individuals with knowledge of financial risk to make more informed choices and improve financial well-being. According to him, with the launch done in partnership with Financial Literacy for All (FLFA), QNET has kicked off the pilot phase of the firms’ initiative. Fall said FinGreen recognises the recommendations outlined in the National Financial Literacy Framework by the Central Bank of Nigeria, which highlights the critical need for financial literacy as an important skill for financial inclusion.
June 28, 2022 04:01 UTC
The connected lines have largely been activated by the mobile network operators (MNOs), which include MTN, Airtel, Globacom and 9mobile. The commission said 36 VAS operators were responsive to the 2021 Year End Network Data questionnaires that it administered. Some of these VAS operators include Gistme Communications Limited; Vastitude Technologies Limited; TXT Light Power Solutions Limited and Payvantage Limited. Digital Nigeria (Vodacom Business Africa Limited); IP Integrated Solution Limited; the Outsource Company limited; Alvoice Solutions Limited and Vas2Nets Technologies Limited. The new report, ‘Greening digital companies: Monitoring emissions and climate commitments’, documents the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy use of 150 of the world’s leading tech companies.
June 28, 2022 03:29 UTC
Since the gruesome murder of Deborah Samuel Yakubu, the rising spate of jungle justice in the country has taken an alarming dimension suggestive of imminent anarchy if not urgently addressed. No one seems to trust law enforcement agencies, most especially the police and the judiciary, for proper dispensation of justice. Moreover, carriers of jungle justice have no locus standi in law to dispense justice in the manner they have so appropriated. Besides the perceptible weakness in prosecution, the resurgence in jungle justice attests to the failure of civic education. To forestall future cases of jungle justice, residents’ associations and community development associations should be encouraged by their local government or on their own should set up law enforcement, enlightenment and security committees under the guidance of law enforcement officers to check the excesses of misguided elements who are prone to carry out jungle justice.
June 28, 2022 03:10 UTC
Or is it a matter of distrust for or supposed inferiority of South West Muslims? It is still the same elite, who throw up these bankrupt theories to create friction where there should be none. It is now beyond any debate that the majority ethnic groups must put their acts together in managing the tendentious scenarios playing out regarding the 2023 general elections. And for God’s sake this has nothing to do with the supposed political sagacity of any region over another; no. There is absolutely nothing in Tinubu and Atiku tickets to compare them with June 12.
June 28, 2022 02:53 UTC
Sir: In 2011, the United Nations introduced the concept of International Widows’ Day to ensure that widows are treated equally to other women in society. International Widows’ Day 2022 is observed to highlight the voices of widows and to take steps towards the recognition of their basic rights. However, while the global community celebrates this day, back here in Nigeria, there are wanton violations of women particularly the widows and children’s rights in the name of culture. The VAPP provides a legislative and legal framework for the prevention of all forms of violence against vulnerable persons, especially women and girls. Rather, they now assume a high ground they do not understand, leaving the masses that initially depended on them confused.
June 28, 2022 02:49 UTC