What's New Chacha Eke’s Husband Faani Disputes Accusations Of Domestic Abuse By Guardian Life The Nollywood actress Chacha Eke-husband, Austin Faani, has refuted claims that he physically beat his wife. Chacha recently posted on her Instagram profile that her nine-year marriage to Austin was ending because she did not want to continue. “For the second time in two years, I am here again on social media boldly declaring that…The Nollywood actress Chacha Eke-husband, Austin Faani, has refuted claims that he physically beat his wife. “My long overdue/relentless stance on this is of course no news to Austin Faani, the doctors and my parents. The actress, who denies her spouse ever hit her or yelled at her, refuted the domestic abuse allegation in a video.
June 29, 2022 11:49 UTC
At the recently concluded Power & Water Nigeria Exhibition and Conference 2022, a power management company, Eaton Nigeria, restated its advocacy for government regulation as a measure to curb the use of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) gas in switchgears used for electrical power distribution. The event, which was organised by Vertex Global services, saw the participation of experts and exhibitors from over 20 countries. The event enabled global stakeholders’ discussions, on-the-spot assessment of region’s opportunities in power generation, distribution, renewables, and water & utilities sectors, as well as exhibition from leading local and international suppliers. The 1kg of SF6 is equivalent to 23,500 Kg of CO2 in global warming potential, and each unit of switchgear is estimated to use 2.5 kg of SF6 gas; which makes it devastatingly dangerous to the climate. “Government in Africa, especially Nigeria, needs to take proactive measures such as implementing new regulations to ban the use of SF6 Gas in switchgear production.
June 29, 2022 11:13 UTC
Gunmen kill pregnant woman, injure oneSocio-economic activities were grounded for the second time in Enugu State, yesterday, following a sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). However, yesterday’s sit-at-home order was declared by the separatist group in solidarity with its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who appeared in court for the continuation of his trial. MEANWHILE, tragedy struck in Akwuke, Enugu South Council, Monday, as gunmen stormed the area and killed a pregnant woman and a member of the vigilante. Sources said the gunmen stormed a relaxation spot at about 08:30pm and started shooting. SIMILARLY, economic activities in Owerri, Imo State, were grounded, yesterday, in obedience to the sit-at-home order.
June 29, 2022 05:37 UTC
YESTERDAY, a senior official at the World Bank added to calls for changes in sovereign debt laws, so, governments have more control when crises strike. IN recent times, recommendations and advisories of the World Bank and IMF have been received coldly and, sometimes, with outright rejection. But the World Bank officials are quick to push back, saying the government of Nigeria implemented its recommendations halfway, which is worse than no implementation at all. “Those reactions are not channeled through the official means of communicating with the World Bank. The World Bank and IMF are mild in their report; what would the government do if a truly independent neutral body comes up with a report of the state of the economy?” he asks.
June 29, 2022 04:40 UTC
Speaking at a press parley in Lagos, the company’s executives shared their achievements in the market to date, key community-focused initiatives, as well as future plans and commitments. Operating in Nigeria for over 40 years, BIC products, they said, have become a household necessity in the country. In 2019, the company further expanded by acquiring the Lucky brand and today, has presence in Nigeria through manufacturing and commercial operations, creating jobs for hundreds. Speaking with The Guardian, General Manager, BIC Nigeria, Guillaume Groues confirmed that over 90 per cent of their workforce in Nigeria are women, in light of their commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion. We understand that consumer’s expectations are changing everyday and in order to meet this, we decided to kick off a consumer-centric transformation plan.
June 29, 2022 04:39 UTC
The APC has chosen a Muslim-Muslim ticket whilst the LP has chosen a Christian-Christian Southern ticket, as if both organisations live in space and are totally oblivious of the trend of things in Nigeria. What exactly is the message that this renegade party is seeking to pass to the good people of Nigeria? Is he contesting election as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church or President of Christian Association of Nigeria? To announce a Muslim/Muslim or Christian/Christian pairing at all is a sign of the danger ahead of us for 2023. This was part of the reason for the clamouring for restructuring ahead of the 2023 elections, if we are to save the nation Nigeria.
June 29, 2022 03:29 UTC
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