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June 24, 2022 10:36 UTC
Uche told The Guardian that his abductors were Fulani, who claimed to be from Sudan, Mali and Niger. Asked if actually the police have arrested any suspect in connection with his abduction, the prelate said: “I don’t know. What I know is that all the people within our area went to the bush to fish out the culprits. I don’t know if any of my people was involved. I am almost 70 years, I can’t tell you what I don’t know.
June 24, 2022 10:30 UTC
The season of hajj is here, when the Muslim faithful from across the world troop in millions to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, to worship. The revered month of hajj is very much around when Muslims obey the commandment of Allah as proclaimed by Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.) to mankind. However, what should form the basic foundation of a pilgrim’s preparations is the fear of Allah (taqwa) (Qur’an 2:197). God Almighty declares in Qur’an 2:197-199: “For Hajj are the months well known. God Almighty declares in Qur’an Hajj, 22:26-33: “Behold!
June 24, 2022 07:55 UTC
Ex-Super Eagles midfielder, Seyi Olofinjana, allegedly resigned from his position as Sports Director at Switzerland’s most successful side Grasshoppers after a year at the club due to interference, The PUNCH reports. Olofinjana’s exit from the club was announced Monday by the Swiss club. The 41-year-old, who was appointed May 2021 to replace Jimmy Berisha, helped stabilise the club in the Swiss topflight after they gained promotion from the Swiss Challenge League. But a close source to the former Loans Manager at Wolverhampton Wanderers revealed the Nigerian left his role due to interference. Olofinjana made over 50 appearances for Nigeria and represented the Eagles in three Africa Cup of Nations in 2004, 2008 and in 2010.
June 24, 2022 07:33 UTC
NNN: An indigenous oil firm, First Exploration and Petroleum Development Company Limited (First E & P), on Thursday donated a solar powered water project to Koluama 1 community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa. The Project is expected to provide the people and their environ with portable water to reduce cases of water borne diseases. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the oil firm executed the project with KEFFES Rural Development Foundation. He noted that it was the first in KEFFES rural communities. ”If you can recall that all our communities are surrounded by water but portable water to drink is a problem.
June 24, 2022 06:40 UTC
So far, contrary to the claims of the Western analysts, things are on the track as per the initial plan of Putin. 100 days have passed, and Putin is still pursuing his declared strategic objectives in this war. Putin is continuously strengthening his grip in the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine by mobilizing specialized units of the ground forces to the area. It will be a major political disaster and sheer embarrassment for Putin to capture and then lose Kyiv to the Ukrainian forces after a few days. This is the main reason why this unfortunate war is being dragged by all stakeholders, instead of resuming the talks.
June 24, 2022 04:51 UTC
She claimed that we all knew what was happening in Nigeria and that we were all helpless. Should we all continue to pretend as if nothing is happening in Nigeria, because, we are not directly affected? Nigeria is on fire and yet, our politicians are behaving as if there is absolute peace in the nation. It is now getting to a point where the Almighty God will speak for the poor of this nation. With the current happenings in all the frontline political parties, it shows that money had become a god in Nigeria.
June 24, 2022 02:27 UTC
Africa must wean itself off dependence on food and medicine imports, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) said, as the institution approved the creation of a pharmaceutical tech foundation and began processing requests for food relief. Africa should not allow itself to be vulnerable in excessively depending on others, whether it is for vaccines or whether it is for food, AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina told Reuters on the sidelines of a meeting of Commonwealth leaders in Kigali. The bank last month approved a $1.5 billion financing facility for emergency food production, with the aim of averting a looming food crisis. Meanwhile, the AfDB’s board this week approved the creation of a new Africa Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation. Adesina said the foundation would allow Africa to leverage intellectual property rights, protected technologies and innovations to expand Africa’s pharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturing sectors.
June 24, 2022 01:20 UTC
They are of the opinion that being taught sex education makes you want sex more than ever before. It was the story of a woman who was overly protective of her daughter and never gave her the right sex education. Over the years, parents shy away from educating their children about sex or give adulterated sex education because they believe that it plants the idea of sex in their minds before time, and makes them want to have sex. Teach your children proper sex education, or allow them learn directly or indirectly from people that know next to nothing about sex? Everyone needs sex educationWe have talked about the need to have sex education.
June 24, 2022 01:20 UTC
NNN: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced plans to establish a mentoring program for African women working on neglected tropical disease programs. The mentorship is in honor of the late Dr. Mwele Malecela, who was one of Africa’s most respected scientists and public health leaders. The mentoring program will provide African women with leadership training skills, as well as travel and networking opportunities to become leaders and champions of efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases. Globally, more than a billion people are affected by neglected tropical diseases. Dr. Malecela served as Director of the Office of the Regional Director for Africa in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo and later as Director of the WHO Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases at WHO headquarters in Geneva.
June 23, 2022 20:09 UTC
A Nigerian politician and his wife have been charged with plotting to traffic a homeless 15-year-old boy to Britain to harvest his organs. Police said the boy, who the court was told was homeless, had been safeguarded. He is also a principal at a law firm and has been influential in Nigerian politics for several decades. The couple have been charged with conspiracy to arrange and/or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation. Mr Ekweremadu in his prepared statement denied allegations of human trafficking.
June 23, 2022 17:44 UTC
Nike has announced plans to leave Russia, becoming the latest Western brand to quit the country since the invasion of Ukraine in February. “Nike has made the decision to leave the Russian marketplace,” the company said in a statement. Nike has more than 50 stores in Russia, about a third of which are closed, according to its website. In May, Russian media reported that the company was ending its agreement with its largest franchisee in Russia, responsible for 37 stores. Nike had previously disclosed that Russia and Ukraine together accounted for less than 1% of the company’s revenue.
June 23, 2022 17:15 UTC
Operatives of Amotekun Corps in Ondo State have arrested some suspects in connection with the June 5 massacre at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo. “We have recovered the last vehicle they used in the operation and we have made some arrests. We have recovered some vital things which we are working on. He said the 71 suspects were arrested within the month for cattle rustling, armed robbery, cultism, kidnapping, human trafficking and theft of commercial motorcycles. Adeleye said the corps already recovered 31 stolen motorcycles.
June 23, 2022 16:39 UTC
A Nigerian politician has been charged with allegedly plotting to harvest the organs of a child in the UK. Ike Ekweremadu, 60, a district senator and lawyer, has been charged alongside a second defendant, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, with conspiracy to arrange and/or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation.
June 23, 2022 15:45 UTC
North East Development Commission-Education Endorsement Fund (NEDC-EEF) said it will sponsor over 5,000 indigenes of the zone. Acting Chairperson of the Fund, Hajia Asmau Mohammed, who made the disclosure in Gombe State on Thursday, said the fortunate ones would be sponsored in science and arts. According to her, 4,953 undergraduates, 102 Post Graduates and 42 PhDs would enjoy the full scholarship. Asmau, who represented North West in the commission added that 1,800 teachers in the zone have been trained to improve their skills for better competence. She said: “I am pleased to inform you that the Fund early this year commenced the implementation of its planned programs.
June 23, 2022 15:36 UTC