Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    Abundant Life Church hosts 10th edition of ‘Superfest’

Abundant Life Church hosts 10th edition of ‘Superfest’

The Abundant Life Gospel Church has commenced the 10th edition of its annual Superfest conference, scheduled to hold between August 4 and August 10 at the church’s cathedral in Agege, Lagos.According to a statement issued in Lagos by Jane Onalapo, general overseer of the church, this years's edition is themed 'The Excellent Spirit'.Kola Onalapo, the late husband of the current [...]

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    Fayose: Boko Haram, Badoo, ritual killers, drug war… what is wrong with Nigeria?

Fayose: Boko Haram, Badoo, ritual killers, drug war… what is wrong with Nigeria?

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has raised concerns about the various manifestations of violence in Nigeria.Fayose raised his concerns on Monday via his Twitter handle. He asked what had gone wrong with the nation.His statement is a reaction to the shooting at a Catholic church in Anambra state on Sunday, which resulted in the deaths of 12 persons."Boko Haram [...]

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    Group advises FG to invest more in education research

Group advises FG to invest more in education research

Education Data, Research and Evaluation in Nigeria (EDOREN) initiative, a UK government-funded project of the Department for International Development (DFID), has called on the federal government to invest more in the education sector.EDOREN made the call at its project advisory committee (PAC) meeting in Abuja.It said the result of such studies would guide in formulating appropriate policies for Nigeria’s education [...]

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    Lai: There can’t be a substitute for Buhari

Lai: There can’t be a substitute for Buhari

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says there can be no substitute for President Muhammadu Buhari.In an interview some journalists, Mohammed said though Buhari is missed, his absence has not crippled or interfered with the smooth running of the country.Buhari has been out of the country for 91 days. He is currently in the UK receiving medical attention for an [...]

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    Daily Mail apologises for publishing ‘false claims’ in Ibori’s case

Daily Mail apologises for publishing ‘false claims’ in Ibori’s case

Dailymail, a UK newspaper, has tendered an apology to its prosecutor for publishing false claims made by Bhradresh Gohil, a lawyer.Gohil, lawyer to James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, had accused Sasha Wass QC (Queen's Counsel) of lying to judges in order to hide incriminatory evidence of police corruption, at the risk of sending an innocent man to jail.Dailymail [...]

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    Lagos unveils plans to tackle flooding, potholes

Lagos unveils plans to tackle flooding, potholes

The Lagos state government has unveiled its plan to maintain and rehabilitate roads across the state.In a statement on Sunday, Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor, unveiled the "comprehensive" drainage maintenance and flood control programme between August and December 2017.He said the state had been divided into five zones to aid the tackling of flood, while [...]

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    Eat Me: Good for the brain, aids digestion… seven reasons to love plantain

Eat Me: Good for the brain, aids digestion… seven reasons to love plantain

Plantain is rich in a number of vitamins and minerals, making it important to be included in your diet.Whether cooked, fried or smoked, here are seven reasons for you to love plantain. [...]

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    We’ll soon become a fully registered party, says ANN

We’ll soon become a fully registered party, says ANN

The Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) says its registration process at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reached an advanced stage.The group called on professionals and technocrats across all disciplines in the "political landscape of Nigeria" to join the party.Onome Ojigbo, state coordinator of the group in Lagos, told journalists on Saturday that ANN had been reaching out to many [...]

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    How Apostle Suleman’s ‘magnanimity’ led to the freedom of three convicted rapists

How Apostle Suleman’s ‘magnanimity’ led to the freedom of three convicted rapists

Johnson Suleman, founder of Omega Fire Ministry, may have done more harm than good by seeing to the release of seven prisoners, including three rapists, from Auchi Prison, Edo state.Two of the ex-convicts were sentenced in March 2017 for gang raping a 16-year-old girl, while one was sentenced in May, for defiling a 3-year-old girl in Gambala community in Akoko [...]

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    Twitter account of Budgit’s Onigbinde hacked

Twitter account of Budgit’s Onigbinde hacked

The official Twitter account of Oluseun Onigbinde, co-founder of BudgIT Nigeria, a civic tech organisation, has been hacked.The organisation disclosed this via the Twitter handle of BudgIT."Hello, our Lead Partner's account has been hacked! Oluseun Onigbinde can't tweet from his handle. We advise caution," the tweet read.https://twitter.com/BudgITng/status/893168365325438980Onigbinde told TheCable that the attack on his account occurred around 3:58pm on Tuesday."Yes, it [...]

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    Fayose: There should be a shake-up in the military

Fayose: There should be a shake-up in the military

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has accused the military of taking advantage of the anti-insurgency war to create "fake defence contracts" for their personal interest.In a statement by Lere Olayinka, his special assistant on public communications and new media, Fayose said there ought to be a periodic change in the military.He said without the reshuffle of officers, they would [...]

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    Tony Elumelu awardee floats digital library

Tony Elumelu awardee floats digital library

A Nigerian software development firm known as e86 has launched its flagship product, Panacea e-library.The organisation is owned by one of the awardees of the 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP).In a statement released by its management, e86 said the dearth of facilities, outdated curriculum and lack of instructional materials have posed as challenges for learners in developing nations.It said the idea [...]

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    Lagos poll: LP asks opposition parties to boycott tribunal

Lagos poll: LP asks opposition parties to boycott tribunal

The Labour Party (LP) has called on opposition parties in Lagos to boycott the judicial tribunal set up to look into the complaints arising from the July 22 council poll.In a statement on Monday, Biodun Popoola, chairman of the party in the state, described the tribunal as “arrange”.On Friday, Olufunmilayo Atilade, chief judge of the state, inaugurated two tribunals to [...]

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    Edo traffic law offenders to ‘undergo psychological test’

Edo traffic law offenders to ‘undergo psychological test’

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says violators of the traffic law in the state will be subjected to psychological evaluation.He said this is to ascertain their level of sanity before prosecution by the relevant agencies of government.Obaseki disclosed this when he received members of the Edo state chapter of the Catholic Counseling and Education Center (CCEC) at the government [...]

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    Don’t become tools for propaganda, Obaseki warns pensioners

Don’t become tools for propaganda, Obaseki warns pensioners

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has warned pensioners to desist from being used as "propaganda tools".In a statement on Monday, Obaseki said he was not bothered by the “stage-managed” protests put up by some pensioners.He said those involved in the protest were anti-development elements, adding that the genuine pensioners were happy with him.“The good people of Edo state should not [...]

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    Africa will fulfill its mandate, says Nigerian nominated for $100,000 challenge

Africa will fulfill its mandate, says Nigerian nominated for $100,000 challenge

Olanisun Adewale, one of the two Nigerians who reached the final rounds of the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition, says he sees Africa breaking chains and fulfilling its mandate in the global arena.Innovators from nine African countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe were shortlisted.Adewale and Omolabake Adenlethe were selected [...]

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