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Pope says technology endanger youth individuality

Pope says technology endanger youth individuality

Pope Francis on Friday warned that technology and globalisation were homogenising young people around the world to the point where their uniqueness and cultural individuality were becoming endangered species. The 82-year-old pontiff made his appeal for young people to hold on to the cultures handed down by their ancestors and cherish their roots at a meeting of leaders of other ... Read More »

Barcelona Director,Abidal docked for illegal liver transplant

Barcelona Director,Abidal docked for illegal liver transplant

Sandro Rosell, the former president of Barcelona, and Eric Abidal arrived at court on Friday to testify as part of the investigation into the legality of Abidal’s liver transplant. Abidal, now the director of football at the club, was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 while still a player at the Nou Camp.   Spanish daily newspaper La Vanguardia adds that as well as ... Read More »

Wilfred Ndidi:How I juggle my football career with studying for a business degree

Wilfred Ndidi:How I juggle my football career with studying for a business degree

Wilfred Ndidi says he has learned more in nine months under Brendan Rodgers than at any other time in his career — and the lessons carry on long after he has finished training. The Leicester midfielder has been one of the best players in the Premier League this season, earning the nickname The Octopus from team-mates because of his long legs, which he ... Read More »

Sowore instigating violence from custody – DSS

Sowore instigating violence from custody – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said the Convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, who is still in their custody, has been making calls to mobilise people for violence and take action against Nigeria. DSS spokesman Dr Peter Afunanya, who addressed reporters on Tuesday in Abuja, said though they had received the court order that Sowore be released, they could ... Read More »

Buhari condoles Atiku over Aide’s death

Buhari condoles Atiku over Aide’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condolence to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar over the death of a close aide, Alhaji Umar Pariya. The President’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Tuesday. Adesina quoted President Buhari as saying: “I received the news of the death of ... Read More »

Herdsman provided information with which we kidnapped businessman-Suspect

Herdsman provided information with which we kidnapped businessman-Suspect

One of six members of a kidnapping syndicate has recounted how the syndicate got to its target businessman, Abubakar Bashar, by using information from the boy who herds his cow for him. The syndicate member, Bello Abdullahi, spoke to newsmen on Monday in the Adamawa State capital, Yola, where he is being detained by the state police command. The Command ... Read More »

IS IT NOW COOL TO KILL? PROF WOLE SOYINKA WRITES LAWMAKERS

IS IT NOW COOL TO KILL? PROF WOLE SOYINKA WRITES LAWMAKERS

By Wole Soyinka My dear Honourables,   I hope you will excuse me for distracting you from your onerous duties, but I am a current sufferer – and I am not alone  – from a persistent nightmare. That affliction has been induced by your most recent approach to addressing an acknowledged problem that affects, not only Nigerians, butthe entire global ... Read More »

COZA :Bisola Dakolo vows to appeal court ruling

COZA :Bisola Dakolo vows to appeal court ruling

A High Court in Bwari, Abuja on Thursday dismissed the case filed by Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). The court also awarded costs of N1,000,000 against Dakolo and held that the fine should have been 10 times more because the court’s time was wasted. Justice Oathman A. Musa, in giving the judgment, held ... Read More »

CAN faults NYSC for expelling corpers who refused to wear shorts, trousers

CAN faults NYSC for expelling corpers who refused to wear shorts, trousers

The Christian Association of Nigeria has criticised the National Youth Service Corps for expelling two corps members who refused to wear trousers or shorts for religious reasons. Two female corps members – Okafor Love Obianuju, with call-up number EB/19C/0523; and Odji Oritsetsolaye, with call-up number EB/19C/0530 – were expelled from the 2019 Batch C Stream 1 in Ebonyi camp over ... Read More »

‘I Started Secondary School After I Had My Third Child’ – Bauchi First Lady, Aishatu Mohammed

‘I Started Secondary School After I Had My Third Child’ – Bauchi First Lady, Aishatu Mohammed

Aishatu Mohammed, wife of Bauchi Governor, Bala Mohammed speaking on the high rate of illiteracy and early marriage among young girls in the state revealed that she had no formal education when she married her husband. In her words, “I was 16 years old and a stark illiterate when I married my husband. We were 100 girls in our family; none went ... Read More »

Nigerian pastor,23 others on trial for sex slavery in France

Nigerian pastor,23 others on trial for sex slavery in France

Twenty-four suspected members of a sex trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in France go on trial midweek, the latest case to highlight the growing use of Nigerian migrants as sex slaves in Europe.Nigeria was the main country of origin of the migrants arriving across the Mediterranean to Italy in 2016 and 2017, though their numbers have ... Read More »

Nigeria has second-largest number of child brides, says UNICEF

Nigeria has second-largest number of child brides, says UNICEF

THE United Nations Children’s Fund has said Nigeria has the second-largest number of child brides in the world, with 23 million girls and women married out as children in the country, thereby ending their educational strive. Mr Bhanu Pathak, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, stated this in Bauchi State on Saturday at a Youth Talk organised ... Read More »

President Buhari greets Mamman Daura at 80

President Buhari greets Mamman Daura at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday congratulated veteran journalist, Alhaji  Mamman Daura, on his 80th birthday. Buhari hailed him for many years of love and sacrifices for the nation, especially in his chosen career, journalism. The President recalled Daura’s “remarkable brilliance from childhood at the Katsina Middle School and ... Read More »

Wizkid, Beyonce make ‘Brown skin girl’ video

Wizkid, Beyonce make ‘Brown skin girl’ video

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, aka Wizkid and American singer, Beyoncé Knowles, has called on people to appear on ‘The Lion King’ the gift video. Nigerian superstar and the American singer have commenced shooting the music video for fans favourite song ‘Brown Skin Girl’.  According to a British tabloid, Mirror,the 38 years old American singer has called on ... Read More »

Tragedy as groom dies at wedding reception

Tragedy as groom dies at wedding reception

  There was pandemonium on Saturday, October 19th, 2019, at a wedding reception held Amasiri Secondary School, Amasiri in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi as the bride groom identified as Dr Chukwuemeka Thompson Onwuka slumped and died. The wedding had earlier been solemnized at St. James Presbyterian Church, Amasiri Parish after which Onwuke, his bride Marie Onyiyechi Amadi, ... Read More »

I’m not living my best life – Don Jazzy

I’m not living my best life – Don Jazzy

Marvin Record Label boss, Michael Ajereh, a.k.a Don Jazzy, today said that he is not living the best of his life in Nigeria. Don Jazzy, who recently became the mouthpiece of Nigerians on Social Media made this statement as he decried on the state of the nation. The Producer cum artiste made this known via his Twitter handle as he ... Read More »

Tinubu, Sultan, Achebe, others bag awards at ABUAD

Tinubu, Sultan, Achebe, others bag awards at ABUAD

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and three other prominent Nigerians have bagged honourary doctoral degrees of the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti. Others are Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, Obi of Onitsha, and Prof. Anthony Adegbulugbe, chairman and chief executive officer, Green Energy International Limited. The ceremony ... Read More »

Group tasks mothers on healthy development of adolescent daughters

Group tasks mothers on healthy development of adolescent daughters

Pious Safe Haven, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called on mothers in the country to educate their daughters on healthy development into adolescence. The Coordinator of the NGO, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chapter, Hajia Suliat Olayiwola, made the call on Sunday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gwagwalada. Olayiwola was speaking on the side-lines of a workshop for ... Read More »

Research: The More Chores A Husband Does, The More Likely The Marriage Will End In Divorce

Research: The More Chores A Husband Does, The More Likely The Marriage Will End In Divorce

  By Christine Hsu Couples may be better off living in a “traditional” household where women do all the housework if they want to stay together, according to a report from the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science. Norwegian researchers were interested to see how married and cohabiting men and women divided housework and childcare throughout various life ... Read More »

Liad Tella: The Man The Cap Fits, By Ustadh Adam Adedimeji

Liad Tella: The Man The Cap Fits, By Ustadh Adam Adedimeji

  Alhaji Liad Tella* Today, the 12th of October, 2019, all roads lead to Iwo, the Senatorial District Headquarters of Osun West in Osun State of Nigeria and birth place of Alhaji Liad Tella. This day, the retired Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Mass Communication, University of Ilorin, and former Federal Commissioner at the National Hajj Commission of ... Read More »