), 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
The presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Monday, left the country for France. Tinubu departed Nigeria shortly after he held a closed-door meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) The PUNCH reported that the northern governors of the APC from the North-West and North-East were divided over the choice of a suitable running mate for the party’s presidential candidate, Tinubu. The APC had submitted the name of a party chieftain in Katsina State, Ibrahim Masari, to the Independent National Electoral Commission as its surrogate running mate. Masari is a serving board member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in Kuru, Plateau State.
June 27, 2022 19:50 UTC
Photo: Guardian.ngSource: UGCAs gathered by Legit.ng, at least 200 kidney patients depend on only 12 functional dialysis machines at Kano’s two biggest Hospitals, the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, AKTH, and Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital. Sadly, it was gathered that many of the few dialysis machines at the two biggest kidney treatment centres in Kano are not functioning. Similarly, it was revealed that at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, only eight of 20 dialysis machines work at the moment, and many patients suffering from CKD wait for more than 10 hours to get dialysis. He said:“We used to have up to 20 dialysis machines, but because of inadequate funding and other challenges at the moment we don’t have more than 5 normal machines that are functioning. “Here we have about four functional dialysis machines and two are about to be repaired.
June 27, 2022 17:43 UTC
The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Monday, gave a seven-day ultimatum to roadside traders at Ọja Oba and other strategic places in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, to relocate to Agric Olope and Awedele markets within the metropolis or face being prosecuted. Fayemi, who expressed displeasure at the indiscriminate disposal of refuse on the dual carriage roads in the state capital, said that enforcement agencies and mobile courts would be instituted in critical places to arrest and immediately prosecute defaulters effectively from July 4, 2022. This is 11 O’clock, all the rubbish dropped in the median of the dual carriageway are still seating there as I speak. “I called this meeting, particularly about the problem at Oja Oba. I will give one week till July 4 for every single space around Oja Oba to be cleared.
June 27, 2022 17:19 UTC
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called on government and stakeholders at all levels to work harder in ensuring that torture, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment meted out on citizens by security and law enforcement personnel is completely eradicated in the society. He equally expressed concern over private citizens’ involvement in the ugly practice, describing it as deeply disturbing to the Commission. Similarly, he said the Commission has embarked on a series of advocacy visits and conducted inspections in detention facilities across the country to ensure that their operations are in line with international human rights standards. “Where we are not satisfied with what we observe, we make recommendations to appropriate authorities for improvement,” Ojukwu added. How Ekweremadu, Wife Planned To Traffic Boy To UK To Harvest His Kidney For Ailing Daughter ― British PoliceStamp out torture in all ramifications, NHRC charges law enforcement agenciesÒgògó Taiwo Hassan Spotted Fighting With A Street Boy In His HometownStamp out torture in all ramifications, NHRC charges law enforcement agencies
June 27, 2022 17:04 UTC
Attributing its position to what it called the significant demand for air travel during Hajj, the airline said it will be operating special flights to Jeddah and Medina during the upcoming Hajj season to carry pilgrims for this special period. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has greatly expanded its Hajj participation this year to nearly a million pilgrims. “On the ground in Dubai, Emirates has a special Hajj airport team to help manage check-in, transfers, and helping to facilitate a seamless and convenient on-ground experience for Hajj pilgrims. Emirates has also set up dedicated check-in and transfer counters for Hajj passengers transiting in Dubai. Extra provisions to accommodate Hajj traveller needs such as ablution cleansing rituals, unperfumed towels, advising passengers while en route to Jeddah about when they have entered Al Miqat zones (state of sanctity) and changing of Ihram robes through special PAs, and other arrangements have been planned to ease their journey and ready them for the rest of their pilgrimage.”ALSO READ FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNEEmirates to operate extra flights… Emirates to operate extra flights… Emirates to operate extra flights…
June 27, 2022 17:04 UTC
NIGERIAN Exchange Limited (NGX) in collaboration with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Africa and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is set to host a webinar on the role of ESG metrics and data in enabling responsible investing on Wednesday, 29 June. The webinar themed, ‘Empowering Responsible Investing through Data Metrics and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Integration’, is aimed at investors, companies, market regulators and practitioners who are interested in understanding ESG metrics/data required by investors to make sound investment decisions. Speaking about the event, the Divisional Head, Business Support Services, NGX, Irene Robison-Ayanwale, noted: “The increase in sustainable and responsible investment has put ESG metrics higher up on the list of performance considerations, as many investors now prefer to use their money to create change in the world. Investors are increasingly relying on a wide range of ESG data when making decisions about where to invest their money. The webinar which is in line with the Exchange’s commitment to foster the growth of long-term sustainable finance in the Nigerian capital market will drive conversations on how decision-useful ESG data plays a key role in investment decisions”.
June 27, 2022 11:15 UTC
Little wonder, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir while sympathizing with the residents of Sabon Gari Jada, described Maryam Mohammed as a heroine. Her daughter gave a touching account of how her mother was brutally killed by the bandits while preventing the abduction of her son. Halima, who described her 52-year-old mother, Maryam Mohammed as a heroine, said that the bandits struck their community at about 6 pm on Tuesday, saying with tearful eyes that “they were shooting sporadically. He decried the activities of bandits in the state of recent, saying the government would not fold its hands and watch the state being overrun by bandits. He charged every citizen to join hands with security agencies and the government to prevent bandits from operating in any part of the state.
June 27, 2022 09:55 UTC
“From the bit I’ve seen about this new federal capital since I got here, things seem to be working. To a large extent, the Abuja I met in 1999 was a functioning, serviceable, beautiful capital city. With dysfunctional lighting on Abuja streets, the gaping manholes have become a major security threat. Slums and ghettos are festering across the Federal Capital. Abuja streets and neighbourhoods are dirtier today.
June 27, 2022 04:35 UTC
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has discovered and destroyed two hectares of land used for the cultivation of Cannabis sativa, otherwise called Indian hemp, in Imo State. A source said the agency began a manhunt forthe owner and other operators of the farm, which was described as the largest Indian hemp farm ever discovered in the state. “On 26th May, 2022, operatives of the NDLEA in Imo State raided a Cannabis farm in Umuagu, Umuguma in Umuguma Community in Owerri. Also, suspects were arrested at the farm which is the biggest Indian hemp farm ever in Imo State,” the source said. He stressed that the activities of drug peddlers in Imo State has become so alarming and increasingly becoming sophisticated among the younger segments of the state population.
June 27, 2022 04:16 UTC