FIFA’s takeover of CAF an embarrassment to Africa – Felix Owolabi

Felix Owolabi, an ex-international, on Friday described the decision of world football governing body FIFA to take over the affairs of CAF as an embarrassment to the continent. Owolabi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that it was a development that should not be coming at this point in time. NAN reports that FIFA in agreement with CAF arrived at the decision as a result of allegations of corruption and administrative hiccups. “It’s a shame, honestly, that this is happening now. The timing is wrong. So many…

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MMM Stages Comeback! Nigerians Overjoyed

The Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox (MMM), a Ponzi scheme which almost ruined the lives of millions of Nigerians in 2017, is back. This time around, Sergey Mavrodi, is back with a new version known as MMM Cooperation and says it will give 50 percent return on any amount invested in it. This is new version operates like the previous version, where investors register, invest a sum of money in the form of giving help and getting help and receive interest after 30 months but this version gives more than 20 percent…

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Broadcasters set for major honours as RTPWN births Radio/Television Prestigious Awards

Nigerian broadcasters are set to begin to reap from their years of practice as RTPWN prepares for the maiden edition of Radio and Television Prestigious Awards in Nigeria. The RTPWN Awards first took place in Nairob, in Kenya in 2018 before an audience of over 3000 people who witnessed the honour done to Kenyan broadcasters drawn from radio and television, the first of it’s kind in the East African country. The awards, according to the organisers is holding in Nigeria at the Transcorp Hotel, Abuja in November, 2019 because of…

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Ethical Journalism Network 5-Point Test For Hate Speech

TURNING THE PAGE OF HATE: A MEDIA CAMPAIGN FOR TOLERANCE IN JOURNALISM When it comes to hate speech, journalists and editors must pause and take the time to judge the potential impact of offensive, inflammatory content. The following test, developed by the EJN and based on international standards, highlights questions in the gathering, preparation and dissemination of news and helps place what is said and who is saying it in an ethical context. STATUS OF THE SPEAKER How might their position influence their motives? Should they even be listened to…

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FG mandates schools to teach History as standalone subject from September

The Federal Government has directed all basic and secondary schools across the country to immediately implement the teaching of history as a standalone subject from the next academic calendar. Mr Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education made this known on Friday in an interview with the News Agency in Abuja. It would the recalled that the Federal Government on June 18 promised the return history to school curriculum while ensuring that all primary school teachers are trained to deliver digital literacy. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared at the…

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High Court rejects Ganduje’s new Kano emirate councils

A Kano High Court yesterday affirmed the validity of an ex parte order restraining the state government from taking further action on appointment and inauguration of four new emirate councils in the state. Justice Nasiru Saminu had earlier dismissed the oral application filed by former Kano State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ibrahim Muktar, on behalf of government, seeking the court to vacate the ex parte order issued on May 10, 2019. It had directed Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Speaker, House of Assembly and four other defendants not to…

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Court Adjourns Ex-Niger Gov, Aliyu’s N2bn Fraud Trial to Sep 10

Justice Mikailu Abdullahi of a Niger State High Court, sitting in Minna, has adjourned the trial of a former governor of the state, Babangida Aliyu and two others for an alleged N2 billion fraud to September 10, 2019. Aliyu is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, alongside his then Chief of Staff, Umar Nasko, and the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Niger State Chapter, Barrister Tanko Beji, on a seven-count amended charge bordering on criminal breach of trust. The defence counsels were expected to…

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‘Prophet’ kills housewife he befriended on Facebook for money ritual

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a “prophet” of Cherubim and Seraphim, Dotun Ogunlade (aka Arole Jesu), for allegedly killing a 25-year-old housewife, Bosede Oguntade, for money rituals. Ogunlade was said to have started a friendship with Mrs Oguntade on facebook. The police said the “prophet” allegedly strangled the woman on her arrival from Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, when she sought Ogunlade’s help for her spiritual problems. Police Commissioner Shina Olukolu, who led a team of policemen to where the woman was buried, said the head and arms…

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We Will Rely on Traditional Rulers to Improve Security in Oyo State – Seyi Makinde

The Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has stated that his government would rely heavily on the traditional rulers in the state to improve the security of lives and property. The Governor, who made the pledge while speaking at an event to mark the 56th birthday of the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oba Francis Alao, which was held at the Ilaji Hotels and Resort, said that he would be constantly knocking the doors of the monarchs for consultations and support to tame insecurity. Governor Makinde, who was represented at the occasion, by…

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Aishat Buhari now ‘Conscience of the Nation’

An executive activist on many fronts, Aisha was born several years ago in Adamawa State, North-eastern Nigeria to the respected family of Alhaji Muhammadu Ribadu, a granddaughter of the nation’s first Minister of Defence married to President Muhammadu Buhari in 1989. With a boy and four girls, Aisha has, since 1989, been bestriding the landscape like a colossus and has stood with her husband through thick and thin to the present position of the husband being re-elected in 2019 general elections as President for a second term. In 1995, she…

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