Babangida, a humanitarian leader made the call on Saturday in Abuja at the 11th annual Al-Habibiyyah Women’s Forum with the theme: ”Parents Role in Curbing Social Vices”. Aisha, who is the first daughter of former Nigerian Military President Ibrahim Babangida expressed concern on the alarming rate of social vices, especially drug abuse among the youth in the society. “Also in our tertiary institutions and even secondary schools, there should be counselling against drug abuse and other vices,” she said. Earlier, Hajia Fatima Abiola-Popoola, Assistant Director, Sensitisation, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Abuja, stressed the need for proper parenting to curb vices in the society. He called on parents, the society, relevant government agencies to synergize to curb the rising cases of social vices in the country.
December 03, 2023 03:45 UTC
THIRTY-TWO youths have been trained in organic agriculture by the Organic Agriculture Project in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria (OAPTIN) under its Work, Earn and Learn Programme (WELP) scheme. Following the 10th and 11th training cycles of the programme, the graduating students were presented with certificates of completion. OAPTIN was conceived in 2009 as a collaborative project between the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), and the Conventry University, United Kingdom for developing entrepreneurship in organic agriculture among graduates in Nigeria. Earlier in his opening remarks, Prof Aiyelaagbe disclosed that the programme has so far trained 230 youths and four staff members of the university drawn from different departments, adding that WELP has also trained up to 200 students who took some modules of organic agriculture in their Farm Practical Year (FPY). He noted that some of the WELP Alumni have gone on to establish their small-scale organic enterprises using the knowledge and skills gathered, while others work for big organic farms.
December 03, 2023 03:34 UTC
Expectations were high for her sophomore album “SOS,” which dropped last December. 1 debut, SZA was still making minor adjustments to the album, prompting Henderson and the team to re-upload tracks onto streaming services. SZA herself has teed him up on social media, telling her followers to “ask Punch” why her music hadn’t been released. She recently wrapped the second North American leg of the international “SOS” tour and a second overseas jaunt is in the works. With all the success they’ve achieved together over the past year, SZA and Henderson make a point of tending to their professional relationship.
December 02, 2023 23:28 UTC
Nearly 120 nations pledged to triple the world’s renewable energy within seven years at the United Nations climate talks. But COP28 negotiators face far tougher talks on the fate of fossil fuels over the next two weeks. Their meeting followed an agreement with the US earlier this month where China for the first time agreed to include all greenhouse gases in its next national climate pledge for 2035. While COP28 rallied behind renewables, Washington led a call by more than 20 nations to triple nuclear energy capacity by 2050. “We don’t have time to waste on dangerous distractions like nuclear energy,” said its North America director Jeff Ordower.
December 02, 2023 23:12 UTC
There was a fire incident at the Federal Secretariat on Saturday. The fire was said to have been caused by an explosion in the electrical utility room. today, there was a fire incident at the Block C of the Federal Secretariat, Phase II, Abuja. “The incident, which was brought under control by the prompt response of personnel from the Federal, as well as the FCT Fire Services at about 5 p.m., affected the Utility Rooms on the second to the eighth floors of the building. “The Permanent Secretaries, Common Services Office-OHCSF, Mrs. Lydia Jafiya, and Special Duties Office, Faruk Yabo, and Directors from the affected MDAs were on the ground, while the operation lasted.”
December 02, 2023 20:07 UTC
Three traditional rulers from Oriire Local Government Area of Oyo State have been confirmed dead in an auto crash in the state on Friday. Nine other persons were also said to have been injured in a separate accident on the same day. Investigation further revealed that two of the affected monarchs died on the spot, while the third person died a few hours later at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, where he was rushed. One of the eyewitnesses, Olawoyin Adekunle, said, “Six passengers were involved in the crash, but the three survivors are undergoing treatment at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital. The affected passengers were going for a social function at the nearby community when the accident occurred.
December 02, 2023 17:47 UTC
Ahiwe had approached the appellate court after losing an earlier legal challenge at the state election tribunal, which upheld Otti’s March 2023 victory. The PDP flagbearer had alleged that Otti was unqualified to contest the polls and forged academic credentials. So, at this juncture, our faith in God is renewed, as well as our solid confidence in the judiciary. The petitioner said his legal team will thoroughly review the appeal judgment while he consults party leaders on the next step. The PDP is expected to escalate the case to the Supreme Court as it continues challenging Otti’s governorship, citing alleged irregularities.
December 02, 2023 16:59 UTC
a few friends for suggesting Aperol ahead of Campari in this, but I think it works better with this festive gin. Put the sugar and 350ml water in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. It works equally well with apple juice instead, but please don’t dilute the quality of either. Cranberry mojitoThe classic mojito – rum, sugar, lime, mint and soda water – gets a wonderful festive treatment using cranberries in three forms. Add a handful of crushed ice, the rum, cranberries, syrup and juice, stir to combine, then add soda water to taste.
December 02, 2023 16:32 UTC
To get a full-width LED light barFront-bumper mounted charging portThe Tata Punch EV was spotted parked during its test run in Maharashtra. The upcoming all-electric model has been in the news for quite some time now nearing its India debut in the coming months. This time, the new spy shots reveal more key details and changes to the exterior of the Punch EV compared to its regular ICE version. Previous spy shots of the all-electric Punch partly revealed the dashboard layout of the model. Upon arrival, the Punch EV will compete against the Citroen eC3 in the electric compact SUV segment in India.
December 02, 2023 14:44 UTC
Experts say that although the Nigerian constitution advocates gender equality, women are still economically marginalised because of cultural norms and gender stereotypes. Audu Bello, economics lecturer at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, says: “Women should have the opportunity to contribute to the economy. Unfortunately, in some parts of the country, cultural and religious barriers tempt society to confine women to specific roles. The World Bank reported that the labour force engagement rate for women in 2022 was 52%, while for men it stood at 65%. Women had 15 out 423 seats in the country’s legislative chambers, and only one woman emerged as a presidential candidate.
December 02, 2023 14:37 UTC
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Sokoto State office, on Friday, arrested one Anas Sani, 32, discovered to be an Indian hemp farmer in the state. “It was planted on the maize farm so that only experts could understand what it is. The suspect, a father of two, while speaking with newsmen, said he learnt the business while owning a provision shop in Lagos State. I learnt it while living in Lagos and decided to give it a trial in my hometown of Sanyinna. “I am ready to face the consequences of my action because it will discourage others who are interested in the business,” he said
December 02, 2023 14:24 UTC
When Canada accused India of killing a citizen on its soil, New Delhi dismissed the allegations as “absurd”. The Financial Times reported that US authorities had thwarted a conspiracy to kill Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a US and Canadian citizen. He was also a close ally of fellow Sikh separatist and Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar, before he was gunned down by masked assailants in June near Vancouver. – ‘Strategic imperatives die hard’ –India responded furiously after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went public with his allegations, briefly curbing visas for Canadians and forcing Ottawa to withdraw diplomats. “If top officials had no inkling about the ‘plots’… it is also a matter of grave incompetence and ‘rogue’ officers”, it added.
December 02, 2023 13:12 UTC
The House of Representatives has assured all that the passage of the 2024 Appropriation Bill by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be thorough and inclusive. The statement read, “Following the presentation of the 2024 Appropriation Bill by H.E. “In line with our Legislative Agenda, the 10th Assembly of the House of Representatives remains committed to ensuring a transparent, inclusive, and thorough process of budget consideration,” it added. The PUNCH had reported that the House of Representatives passed the N27.5tn 2024 budget for a second reading on Friday. Leading the debate on the general principles of the budget, a member representing Kosofe Federal Constituency, Lagos State, Kafilat Ogbara, described the 2024 Appropriation Bill as a people-centric budget aimed at bettering the lives of Nigerians.
December 02, 2023 09:36 UTC
The World AIDS Day, observed annually on December 1, serves as a global initiative to raise awareness about the AIDS pandemic caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Ogah made the assurance in Abuja, Following an awareness walk organised by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to commemorate the 2023 World AIDS Day (WAD), stating the commitment to eradicate discrimination faced by people living with HIV/AIDS. The theme for the 2023 global celebration, "Let Communities Lead," has been localised in Nigeria as "Communities' Leadership to End AIDS by 2030." The Chairman outlined the importance of the HIV/AIDS Anti-discrimination Act 2014, emphasising its role in creating an operational environment aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to end AIDS and tuberculosis by 2030. Egeonu Benedict, State Clinical Coordinator for AHF Abuja, shared the foundation's focus on providing cutting-edge medicine for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, irrespective of their financial capacity.
December 02, 2023 09:12 UTC
The Chief Executive Officer, Blackstone Capital Limited, Dr. Elizabeth Kings-Wali, has bagged the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden’s Lifetime Achievement Awards. Dr. Elizabeth, therefore, advised all and sundry not to stop doing good in order to make the world a better place. She added that they should not stop giving, advocating for an equitable opportunity for a better place. “If you have the means, don’t stop doing good in order to make the world a better place. “Don’t stop giving.
December 02, 2023 07:30 UTC