Thursday, August 1, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    Eat Me: Oat, barley… five super healthy grains to include in your diet

Eat Me: Oat, barley… five super healthy grains to include in your diet

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    You’ve written your name in gold, Buhari congratulates imam on US award

You’ve written your name in gold, Buhari congratulates imam on US award

President Muhammadu Buhari says Abdullahi Abubakar, an 83-year-old Muslim cleric, is well-deserving of the award conferred on him by the US. Abubakar had given refuge to over 200 people, including Christians, who were fleeing from an attack in Plateau state.The US Department of State subsequently honoured Abubakar with its first-ever International Religious Freedom Award (IRFA).Reacting to the development, Buhari urged other clerics and [...]

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    US honours Nigerian imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings

US honours Nigerian imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings

The US has honoured Abdullahi Abubakar, the 83-year-old Muslim cleric who hid over 200 people, including Christians, during an attack in Plateau state last year.Abubakar and four others from Sudan, Brazil, Iraq and Cyprus were honoured with the first-ever International Religious Freedom Award (IRFA).In June 2018, Abubakar hid over 200 people he saw fleeing an attack in Barkin Ladi local [...]

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    Ghana police wade into controversy on Lulu-Briggs’ death

Ghana police wade into controversy on Lulu-Briggs’ death

Seven months after the death of Benson Lulu-Briggs, founder and chairman of Moni Pulo Limited, an oil exploration and production company, his family is yet to reach a consensus on how to proceed with his remains.Benson died on December 27, 2018, in Accra, Ghana. His demise has since created controversy among his family. His wife, Seinye Lulu- Briggs, who travelled [...]

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    Pro-Obaseki lawmakers: Oshiomhole behind plot to shut Edo assembly

Pro-Obaseki lawmakers: Oshiomhole behind plot to shut Edo assembly

Lawmakers loyal to Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, have accused Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), of being behind the plot to seal up the assembly.The house of representatives had asked the inspector-general of police to seal up the Edo parliament, pending the time the crisis among the state lawmakers is resolved.Disagreement between and Obaseki [...]

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    Landlord, pregnant daughter among 14 killed in Jos building collapse

Landlord, pregnant daughter among 14 killed in Jos building collapse

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 14 people died as a result of the three-storey building which collapsed in Jos, Plateau state.The incident occurred in Jos north local government area of the state on Monday.Nurudeen Musa, head, search and rescue operations at the north-central office of NEMA, who disclosed the casualty figure on Tuesday, said four people also sustained [...]

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    Yakasai: Obasanjo’s selfish letters landed him in prison

Yakasai: Obasanjo’s selfish letters landed him in prison

Tanko Yakasai, a founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), says writing "unpatriotic" letters is a peculiar attitude of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.Yakasai said this in reaction to the letter Obasanjo wrote to Buhari on the insecurity in the country.But speaking to journalists in Kano on Monday, Yakasai said the content of the letter may cause unrest in the country.He said all [...]

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    ‘Boko Haram injured my son’, ‘Stop ignoring the cries of Nigerians’ — seven things Obasanjo told Buhari

‘Boko Haram injured my son’, ‘Stop ignoring the cries of Nigerians’ — seven things Obasanjo told Buhari

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. This is the third letter the elder statesman would address to Buhari since the president got into office in 2015. In the last letter he issued in January 2018, Obasanjo had asked Buhari not to run, listing what he considered as the weaknesses of the president.In the letter [...]

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    Soyinka: Buhari can’t handle Nigeria’s problems

Soyinka: Buhari can’t handle Nigeria’s problems

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says the problems confronting Nigeria are beyond President Muhammadu Buhari's administration. Soyinka spoke when he played host to some students who paid him a visit on his 85th birthday.The literary icon said while state governments differ in success rates, "central government has failed".He called on the federal government to shun partisanship and focus on delivering good governance to [...]

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    Obaigbena: Why I won’t go into politics

Obaigbena: Why I won’t go into politics

Nduka Obaigbena, editor-in-chief and chairman, THISDAY Media Group/Arise TV Networks, says he cannot claim to be successful "until I get to the finish point".Obaigbena, who clocked 60 on Sunday, said this in an interview with his newspaper.Speaking on his success story, Obaigbena said he was "not born with a silver spoon" but in his 20s, he was a young man "with lots [...]

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    Atiku: Even Dangote has been affected by the wave of poverty under Buhari

Atiku: Even Dangote has been affected by the wave of poverty under Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says if care is not taken, the entire Nigerian population will fall into poverty.Reacting to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report on 98 million Nigerians living in multidimensional poverty, Atiku said even Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, has been touched by the "wave of poverty sweeping through the country".The former vice-president accused those [...]

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    Magu decorates NYSC DG as anti-corruption ambassador

Magu decorates NYSC DG as anti-corruption ambassador

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has conferred on Shuaibu Ibrahim, director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), the honour of "Anti-Corruption Ambassador".He conferred the award on the NYSC DG when Ibrahim led his team on a visit to the headquarters of the EFCC.Among others, the pair discussed potential collaboration between the two [...]

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    Obasanjo condoles Fasoranti, demands solution to herdsmen killings

Obasanjo condoles Fasoranti, demands solution to herdsmen killings

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has described as worrisome, the death of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, a leader of Afenifere, Yoruba socio-cultural organisation.Olakunrin was shot dead by armed men along the Benin-Ore expressway on Friday.In a condolence message sent to Fasoranti, Obasanjo said "Nigeria as a whole is diminished by the manner of Funke’s death".The elder statesman called on government at [...]

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    Obaseki: Oshiomhole taught me to fight godfathers

Obaseki: Oshiomhole taught me to fight godfathers

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says Adams Oshiomhole, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), taught him to fight godfathers. According to Obaseki, Oshiomhole, a former governor of the state, started the crusade of fighting Edo godfathers in 2006.The governor said he would uphold the legacy as it has favoured the people of the state.He spoke while receiving the [...]

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    Ohanaeze youth: Death of Fasoranti’s daughter could spark a ‘tribal war’

Ohanaeze youth: Death of Fasoranti’s daughter could spark a ‘tribal war’

The youth wing of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has asked governors in the south-west to ban movement of cattle by foot.Okechukwu Isiguzoro, president-general of the group, made the suggestion while reacting to the death of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, a leader of Afenifere, Yoruba socio-cultural organisation.She was shot dead by armed men at Benin-Ore road [...]

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    ‘I’m not sure South Africa can control murder’ — Nigerian envoy speaks on Ndubisi-Chukwu’s death

‘I’m not sure South Africa can control murder’ — Nigerian envoy speaks on Ndubisi-Chukwu’s death

Godwin Adama, consul-general of Nigeria in South Africa, says the mission is doing all it can to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Elizabeth Ndubisi-Chukwu, deputy director-general of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) who was killed in South Africa. Speaking in an interview with Channels Television, Adama said the mission is following up on the investigation into the cause of her death.Ndubisi-Chukwu, [...]

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