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Paris 2024: Super Falcons camp bubbles with 22 players

All the invited 22 players are now at Super Falcons’ camp in Sevilla, Spain, DAILY POST reports. Oluwatosin Demehin and Chinonyerem Macleans joined their teammates in camp on Saturday to make it a full house. Randy Waldrum’s side set up camp in Sevilla last week to prepare for the 2024 Olympic Games. The Super Falcons will take on Canada in...

Tinubu okays appointment of Silas Agara as DG National Directorate of Employment

President Bola Tinubu has confirmed the appointment of Mr Silas Agara as the new Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment, NDE. A terse statement by Tinubu’s media aide, Ajuri Ngelale, on Saturday, noted that Mr Agara is an entrepreneur and sports administrator who previously served as the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State. Ajuri said the President anticipates an overhaul...

Tinubu appoints Tosin Adeyanju to Head National Lottery Trust Fund

President Bola Tinubu has announced the appointment of Mr Tosin Adeyanju as the new Executive Secretary of the National Lottery Trust Fund, NLTF. A statement by Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu’s Aide on Media and Publicity noted that Mr Adeyanju is an accomplished administrator and good governance advocate. He said the President expects the new Chief Executive Officer to ensure transparency and...

Peter Obi commiserates with bereaved families of Jos school building collapse

The Labour Party Presidential Candidate in the 2023 General Elections, Mr Peter Obi has commiserated with the bereaved families of the Plateau school building. He described as disheartening the tragic incident of the collapse of a school building in Jos on July 12. Obi stated this via his X handle on Saturday, while expressing regret at the death and injury...

60% of public sector workers hired through bribery, nepotism – NBS report

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that about 60 per cent of public sector workers got employed through nepotism, bribery or both between 2020 and 2023. It was contained in the recently released report by NBS titled: “Corruption in Nigeria: Patterns and Trends”. The report was based on a survey conducted with the United Nations Office on Drugs...

We are ready to arrest, expose high-profile traffickers in Benin zone – NAPTIP

The new Commander, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, Benin Zonal Command, Ganiu Aganran has said his major priority was to tackle human trafficking with the arrest of high-profile traffickers in the zone. DAILY POST reports that Mr Aganran, took over from Nduka Nwanwenne, as the commander of the zone which comprises Edo and Delta States....

Mali arrests man close to junta critic imam

Mali has arrested a close friend to an influential imam who is one of the few remaining outspoken critics of the West African country’s ruling junta, an opposition coalition said Saturday. The arrest of Youssouf Daba Diawara, the general coordinator for imam Mahmoud Dicko’s movement, is the latest in a harsh crackdown on dissent by the Sahel country’s military rulers....

Tinubu hails PUNCH Chairman Emeritus, Ogunshola, at 80

President Bola Tinubu has congratulated a former Chairman of PUNCH Nigeria Limited, Chief Ajibola Ogunshola, on his 80th birthday. Ogunshola will be 80 on Sunday, July 14, 2024. Tinubu conveyed his wishes in a statement signed on Saturday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri  Ngelale. The statement is titled ‘Tinubu greets Chief Ajibola Read More

Plateau Assembly promises new laws to address building collapses

The Plateau State House of Assembly has promised to make new laws that would address the menace of building collapse in the state. The state government confirmed 22 deaths and 154 injuries at the Saint Academy, Jos school building collapse that took place on Friday morning. NAN reports that the Assembly Speaker, Gabriel Dewan, stated this when he led lawmakers...

Kwara traders lament inaccessible multimillion naira market project

“This shocking incident was the reason I left my mother’s shop after her burial and chose to be selling outside the market despite the sun’s effect on the body…” The post Kwara traders lament inaccessible multimillion naira market project appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Lazio record goal-scorer Immobile joins Besiktas

Lazio record goal-scorer Ciro Immobile has signed a two-year deal with Turkish club Besiktas after eight seasons and more than 200 goals with the Roman club. “An agreement has been reached with the player for two seasons,” the Istanbul club said in a statement, adding he would be paid six million euros ($6.5m) per season. The 34-year-old Italian international was...

Boeing begins 777-9 certification process with US regulator

Boeing has begun certification flight testing for its long-delayed twin-engine 777-9 jet in order to be granted approval by US authorities, the aviation giant said Saturday. “We began certification flight testing with US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel on board the aircraft,” the company said in a statement. “The certification flight testing will continue validating the airplane’s safety, reliability and...

Tinubu appoints Agara DG NDE

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr Silas Agara as the new Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment. Agara is an entrepreneur and sports administrator who previously served as the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State. He succeeds Nuhu Fikpo, who former President Muhammadu Buhari appointed in May 2021. The Special Adviser to Read More

Kremlin warns Russia could target Europe if US deploys missiles

The Kremlin on Saturday warned that the deployment of US missiles in Germany could make European capitals a target for Russian missiles in a repeat of Cold War-style confrontation. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov spoke of a “paradox” in which “Europe is a target for our missiles, our country is a target for US missiles in Europe”. “We have enough capacity...

Tinubu appoints Mohammed DG NIHSA

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr. Umar Mohammed as the new Director-General of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, made this known in a statement he signed on Saturday titled ‘President Tinubu appoints new Director-General of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency.’ Read More

Police, FRSC may clash again over e-CMR enforcement

The police and the FRSC have always disagreed over the demand for e-CMR documents from motorists. The post Police, FRSC may clash again over e-CMR enforcement appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Coalition condemns sustained police siege on Rivers LG secretariat

A coalition of civil society groups under the aegis of Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN has expressed dismay at the continued siege laid by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force on the 23 Local Government Council secretariats in Rivers State. The coalition lamented that despite the High Court declaration nullifying the tenure elongation of the outgone council chairmen, the secretariats...

Gov Otti meets with labour over notice of strike

The organised labour in the state on Monday issued a notice to embark on an indefinite strike from 15 July. The post Gov Otti meets with labour over notice of strike appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Oborevwori backs LG autonomy, says N14bn councils fund intact

Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori on Saturday declared his support for local governments’ financial autonomy as ruled by the Supreme  Court on Thursday. This is as he said the N14 billion fund accruing to the 25 local councils in the state for the past three months is intact and in the custody of the government Read More

APC mourns victims of Plateau school building collapse

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it is saddened by the collapse of the Saint Academy School building in Busa Buji in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. The incident claimed the lives of children, students, and staff and injured many others on Friday, July 12, 2024. APC in a statement by its spokesman, Mr Felix Morka,...

Plateau School building collapse unbearably heartbreaking – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said it is deeply saddened by the news of the collapse of the Saint Academy School building in Busa Buji, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau. Mr Felix Morka, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, said this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja while reacting to the development. He said that the incident,...

Gov Abiodun to flag-off 51st AAAN AGM/Congress

Ogun State Governor, Adedapo Abiodun, will declare open the 51st Annual General Meeting (AGM)/Congress of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN), slated June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta and Park-Inn by Radisson, Abeokuta, from July 18 to July 20, 2024. Also expected to attend the event is the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris Malagi. The AGM/Congress,...

How netizens reacted to Rema’s N4.5bn payment for performing ‘Calm Down’

The news of Rema’s record-breaking performance fee at Anant Ambani’s wedding has sent shockwaves across social media, with many users hailing music as a lucrative career path. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigerian Afrobeats sensation reportedly pocketed a whopping N4.5 billion (three million dollars) for performing just one of hit songs, ‘Calm Down’, at the high-profile...

Nasarawa LP declares support for Abure

Following the ongoing crisis rocking the Labour Party at the national level, the Nasarawa State Chapter of the party has declared total support for the embattled national chairman, Julius Abure. Reports in some sections of the media have it that the LP National Transition Committee, a body set up by the Nigeria Labour Congress, had Read More

Ex-Man United star, Patrice Evra, given suspended prison sentence for abandoning family

Former France football captain Patrice Evra was found guilty of abandoning his family by a French court, his lawyer told AFP on Saturday. Evra, a defender who won 81 France cups and played for Manchester United and Juventus, has appealed against the decision handed down by a court in Nanterre in the Paris suburbs, said his lawyer, Jerome Boursican. “The...

NGF expresses solidarity with Plateau over tragic school incident

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has expressed deep sorrow and extended heartfelt condolences to the families affected by the tragic school building collapse in Plateau State. The unfortunate collapse of a building at Saint Academy in Jos, Plateau State, has led to a considerable number of deaths and injuries. Initially, 17 fatalities were reported, but the Read More

Governor Yusuf vows punish thieves in govt, never to steal from Kano people

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has reassured indigenes that he will keep the State Treasury intact and not steal a single kobo belonging to the people, warning that anyone in his government who tries that will sorely be dealt with. The Governor made the promise during the monthly N50,000 empowerment programs to 5,200 women across the state on...

Tinubu announces new DG for Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency

Again President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr Umar Ibrahim Mohammed as the new Director-General of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, NIHSA. A statement by the presidency on Saturday described Mr Mohammed as an architect, a construction technology and environment professional. The presidency said it expects improved outcomes in the agency’s objective of operating and maintaining hydrological stations...

How lack of stable electricity puts patients’ lives in danger in Ogun hospital

“Everywhere was smelling; the rate at which the odour came out was not good. I brought my daughter last Tuesday, and up till now, we don’t have water, we don’t have light,” she said angrily. The post How lack of stable electricity puts patients’ lives in danger in Ogun hospital appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Tinubu appoints Silas Agara as DG employment directorate

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr. Silas Agara as the new Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE). Agara, an entrepreneur and sports administrator, previously served as the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State. He succeeds Nuhu Fikpo, who was appointed by former President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2021. The Special Adviser to the President on Media...

Club boss confirms Kaizer Chiefs deal

Fallen DStv Premiership giants Kaizer Chiefs have completed a new deal to sign TS Galaxy goalkeeper Fiacre Ntwari. The selling club’s chairman Tim Sukazi has confirmed. KAIZER CHIEFS SIGN FIACRE NTWARI As reported by Unplayable on Friday night, Amakhosi have secured the services of the 24-year-old Rwandan goalkeeper. The decision comes two weeks after Kaizer Chiefs’ new Tunisian goalkeeper coach...

‘Bad news every other day, we can’t even be happy’ – Vera Sidika speaks on Kware incident

Kenyan socialite Vera Sidika has expressed her distress following the discovery of mutilated bodies at Kware near the Mukuru kwa Njenga slums. Taking to her Instagram stories, the mother of two voiced her concerns about the tragic events that have unfolded in the country over the past few weeks noting that darkness looms over every other day. “I don’t know...

Mukuru murders: President Ruto asks security agencies to speed up investigation

President William Ruto has asked security agencies to speed up investigation into the mysterious killings in Nairobi. He assured Kenyans that those behind the killings will be held to account, saying no stone will be left unturned. The President said police were under firm instructions to expedite investigations into the killings and bring those responsible to book. Speaking at Kaptagat,...

Kware residents accompany police ferrying retrieved bodies to City Mortuary

A section of Kware residents on Saturday, July 13, 2024, accompanied a police car ferrying mutilated bodies retrieved from Kware dumpsite to City Mortuary. Videos seen by K24 Digital show some of residents on top of the police car and others following the police vehicles chanting. According to human rights activist Hussein Khalid, the residents chose to follow police with...

Trouble as Jinja Mayor Peter Kasolo becomes ‘foot soldier’ after court bailiffs grab his official car over former workers’ unpaid pension worth Shs1.4 bn

ALL is not well at the Jinja City Hall, where the Mayor His Worship Alton Peter Kasolo ‘Okocha’is in tears after his official luxurious vehicle was snatched by a court bailiff following a court order. The Ford XLT car registration number LG0012-120 is now gathering dust from where it’s parked at the Trans Africa parking lot where M/S Ocheing Jadwong,...

ADIB Egypt releases inaugural sustainability report: Integrating ESG principles, sustainable finance

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) Egypt recently published its inaugural sustainability report for 2023, titled “Preserving Values on Our Journey to the Future – Unleashing the Potential of Sustainable Finance.” This significant milestone underscores the bank’s unwavering commitment to integrating environmental, economic, social, and governance (ESG) considerations across all aspects of its operations, aligning with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)...

Egypt’s Al-Sisi, Serbia’s Vučić strengthen bilateral ties

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vučić have affirmed their common aspiration to advance bilateral relations and develop cooperation between the two countries. During a joint press conference at the Ittihadiya Palace on Saturday, the leaders said they discussed various fields of collaboration, including political, economic, military, and cultural aspects. Notably, they emphasized the importance of activating...

Israeli airstrike claims dozens of civilian lives in Gaza’s Al-Mawasi displacement camp

The Israeli occupation forces launched a new attack in Gaza on Saturday, targeting Al-Mawasi, a displacement camp west of the city of Khan Younis. The Ministry of Health in Gaza reported more than 71 fatalities and 289 injuries, including serious cases. The ministry said that the Israeli occupation committed four massacres against civilians in the Gaza Strip during the past...

Environment Minister, New Valley Governor discuss investment in palm frond waste

Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Yasmine Fouad, met with Mohamed El-Zamlout, Governor of the New Valley Governorate, on Saturday to explore investment opportunities in managing agricultural waste, particularly palm fronds. The discussions focused on utilizing palm fronds as a new economic resource for the governorate. Minister Fouad highlighted the potential for converting palm fronds into MDF wood and using them as...

RDC-Situation sécuritaire dans l’Est: Le VPM Jacquemain Shabani est arrivé à Butembo

Goma, 13 juillet 2024- Le Vice-premier Ministre et Ministre de l’Inter et sécurité, Me Jacquemain Shabani Lukoo est arrivé l’après-midi de ce samedi 13 juillet dans la ville commerciale de Butembo, au Nord-Kivu. A la tête d’une forte délégation composée de Muhindo Nzangi, Mwami Ndeze respectivement Ministre de développement rural et vice-ministre de l’intérieur en […] Source

Lotto and Lotto Plus results: Saturday, 13 July 2024

Get the Lotto and Lotto Plus results as soon as they are drawn on The Citizen, so you can rest easy and check your tickets with confidence. Estimated Lotto and Lotto jackpots for Saturday, 13 July 2024: Lotto: R66 million *estimated Lotto Plus 1: R4 million *estimated Lotto Plus 2: R18 million *estimated Here are the winning Lotto results for Saturday, 13 July...

‘Hoodies R2 999, scarves R899’: Oscar Mbo ventures into fashion with ‘Have A Groovy Day’

Influencer and house DJ Oscar Mbo is making headlines after launching his fashion brand, ‘Have A Groovy Day.’ He is the latest South African DJ to venture into fashion. The Yes God and Asambeni hitmaker is all about securing the bag and is not shy about showing it off. Oscar Mbo is trending after spreading his wings to fashion with...

Two new Zulu’s at Orlando Pirates

Soweto giants Orlando Pirates are expected to announce a few more signings soon. Two of them use the surname of Zulu. TWO NEW PLAYERS AT ORLANDO PIRATES The club known as the Sea Robbers are currently in Marbella, Spain on a pre-season tour. While the club have only announced one signing in Delvi Miguel Vieira, aka Gilberto, Orlando Pirates’ team...

Daily Lotto results: Saturday, 13 July 2024

Get the Daily Lotto results as soon as they are drawn on The Citizen. While great care has been taken to ensure accuracy, The Citizen cannot take responsibility for any error in the Daily Lotto results. We suggest verifying the numbers on the National Lottery website. Here are the winning Daily Lotto results for Saturday, 13 July 2024: The winning Daily Lotto numbers will...

Furry Fun Fact of the Day: Did you know that rabbits can’t hop backwards?

Welcome, fellow pet enthusiasts, to the Furry Fun Fact of the Day! FOR THE LATEST PET NEWS, VISIT THE SOUTH AFRICAN WEBSITE Pets can do all sorts of crazy – and wonderful – things, can’t they? We bet you discover new things about them daily. Have you ever heard of a singing dog for example? Join The South African website as we set out...

Body of missing 20-year-old South African man found off Greek coast

A South African mother has been left heartbroken after the body of her 20-year-old son who had gone diving off the coast of Greece was found on Friday in a tragic incident that gripped the community of Knysna. It is understood Benjamin Bezuidenhout who went missing on Thursday, apparently free-dived into the sea north of Sami, in the vicinity of...

Krejcikova wins Wimbledon for second Grand Slam singles title

Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic defeated Italy’s Jasmine Paolini to win the Wimbledon women’s title on Saturday for her second Grand Slam singles triumph. Krejcikova, the 31st seed, won 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 to add the 2024 All England Club crown to her 2021 French Open victory. Her win comes 26 years after her mentor Jana Novotna, who died iof...

Delta LG polls: PWDs lament late arrival of voting materials

Persons with Disabilities have lamented the late arrival of voting materials for the ongoing local government election at the various polling units in Asaba, Delta State. The Oshimili South Chairman, PWD, Mr Steven Ofoeli, said his members come to exercise their rights but are yet to see materials. He said, “We have been here as Read More

How Naval colleagues framed me for missing 11,000 tonnes crude vessel’

Twenty years after his ordeal in the hands of the Nigerian Navy, former Chief of Training and Operations at the Navy headquarters, Rear Admiral Francis Agbiti, recounted how he was framed up by his subordinates and peers in the disappearance of a Russian oil tanker, MT African Pride, transporting 11,000 tonnes of crude oil in August 2004. Agbiti, a native...

PDP zones chairmanship position to Taraba Central

The Taraba State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, has finally resolved to zone the state chairmanship position to the Central geopolitical zone of the state. The unanimous decision was taken on Saturday at the caucus meeting of the party which took place at the Government House in Jalingo, the state capital. Announcing the development to Journalists, former Nigerian...

Ogun gov to declare open advertisers’ 51st annual AGM/Congress

Ogun State Governor, Prince Adedapo Abiodun, will declare open the 51st Annual General Meeting (AGM)/Congress of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN), scheduled to be held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta and Park-Inn by Radisson, Abeokuta, from July 18 to July 20. Also expected to be in attendance is the Minister of Information and National Orientation,...

Senator Karimi tackles Ndume over criticism of Tinubu

Senator Sunday Karimi, representing Kogi West in the Senate, has cautioned the Chief Whip of the Senate, Ali Ndume to refrain from making derogatory statements against the President Bola Tinubu government.   Karimi in a statement issued on Saturday, expressed concern over Ndume’s behavior he likened it to that of a loose cannon and emphasized the need for constructive dialogue...

Udom’s kinsmen slam Akpabio on claims about past gov’s achievements

Ex-governor Udom Emmanuel’s kinsmen under the auspices of Onna Unity Forum, have expressed disappointment over what it called a ‘deliberate and unconscionable’ falsehood being spread by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, against the person of the immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom State. Akpabio had, while responding to Senator Ekong Sampson’s contributions to the bill Read More

Tinubu did not cancel inherited road projects – Umahi

The Minister of Works, David Umahi, has debunked rumours in the media claiming that the Federal Executive Council, FEC, stepped down inherited road projects. Mr Umahi during a meeting with contractors in Abuja, said that such information was misleading adding that neither President Bola Tinubu nor FEC gave that directive. He said that the ministry […] The post Tinubu did...

IPOB cautions South-East govs against grazing reserves for Miyetti Allah

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Saturday warned South-East governors against setting the region on fire by allocating lands for grazing reserves to the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN. Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, in a statement on Saturday, cautioned the governors against mortgaging the safety of the people of the region. A statement by...

Jos School Collapse: Wife of President Tinubu, Oluremi mourns

Wife of the President, Oluremi Tinubu, has expressed shock over the Jos school collapse that claimed the lives of many students and staff. In a statement on Saturday, she noted that it was very sad to lose children with promising futures. She condoled with Governor Caleb Muftwang of Plateau State and the families of the victims, praying that God comforts...

Emergency workers rescue four from FCT collapsed building

By Ajuluchukwu Brown, Tina Abeku The Acting Director General of the FCT Emergency Management Department, Florence Wenegieme, has disclosed that the four people trapped in the building have been successfully rescued. Recall that there was a partial collapse of a former hotel-turned-residential apartment building located near Cupid Hotel, Sultan Dasuki Way, Kubwa, Abuja. Speaking to newsmen at the site of...

Bayelsa Gov Poll: Appeal Court upholds Gov Diri’s election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the election of Governor Douye Diri who was elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 2023 governorship election in Bayelsa state. DAILY POST recalls that the court had on Tuesday reserved judgment in the petition filed by the Labour Party and its governorship candidate Udengmobofa Eradiri,...

200 students receive NDDC scholarship for post-graduate studies abroad

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has presented post-graduate foreign scholarship letters to 200 scholars from the Niger Delta region. Chiedu Ebie, the chairman of the NDDC Governing Board, handed over the letters to the beneficiaries during a pre-departure ceremony in Port Harcourt on Saturday. Mr Ebie, in a statement issued by the commission’s director […] The post 200 students...

Low turnout, late arrival of materials mar Delta LG election

The local government election in Delta State on Saturday was marred by low turnout of voters in the various polling units and wards. Our correspondent, while monitoring the election in Asaba, the state capital, and its environs, observed that there was low turnout in Asaba, Okpanam, Ibusa and other communities. PUNCH Online observed that there Read More

Euro 2024: Rooney predicts player to score winning goal in final

Former Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney, has predicted that Kobbie Mainoo will score the decisive goal in the Euro 2024 final between England and Spain. Both teams will fight for the trophy in Berlin on Sunday. The Three Lions are one match away from ending 58 years of wait for silverware. But La Roja will prove to be their toughest...

Plateau building collapse: NCWS wants building codes enforced

The National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS), has urged the authorities concerned to enforce building codes and safety standards for all educational institutions spread across the country. The call was in reaction to the recent school building collapse that occurred in Saint Academy, Jos, the capital of Plateau State. The Acting National President of NCWS, Mrs. Geraldine Etuk, in a...

Euro 2024 Final: Keep him under control – Rodri warns Spain about England star

Spain midfielder, Rodri, has warned La Roja about England star Phil Foden ahead of both teams’ Euro 2024 final on Sunday. Rodri said Spain will have to keep Foden “under control” to increase their chances of winning Euro 2024 in Germany. The pair are both club teammates at Manchester City. Speaking about Foden, Rodri said (via AS): “I love Phil...

FG probes Plateau school building collapse

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa, has directed an immediate and comprehensive investigation into the collapse of the Saint Academy School building in Jos, Plateau State, which occurred on Friday, July 12, 2024. The minister described the incident as “unacceptable” and “totally unacceptable” and promised that anyone found culpable will face the Read More

Slain Lagos alleged kidnapper, Henry Odenigbo not our member – AMPRAC

The Association of Movie Practitioners, AMPRAC, on Saturday, denied claims that suspected kidnapper, Henry Odenigbo, who was shot dead by police operatives in Lagos on July 4, was a registered member of the association. The President of AMPRAC, Ifeanyi Azodo gave the disclaimer while speaking to journalists in Enugu. He said that the suspect was not connected to the association...

Political parties tackle KWASIEC over high charges for Kwara LG poll 

Political parties have criticised the high charges imposed on their candidates by the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission for the September 21, 2024, local government council elections in the state. Punch correspondent gathered that KWASIEC asked each party chairmanship aspirant to pay the sum of N350,000 for the form and another N350,000 as tax, making Read More

School Building Collapse: Gov Mutfwang declares 3 days of mourning

Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau has declared three days of mourning in response to the tragic loss of lives and injuries sustained by teachers and students of Saints Academy, Jos following the school building collapse. Recall that the state government confirmed 22 persons dead and 154 injured in the collapse that took place on Friday morning. Mutfwang on Saturday declared...

Driver escapes death as vehicle rams into stationary truck

A driver has escaped death after his vehicle rammed into a truck in the Obanikoro area of Lagos State. The accident, which occurred in the early hours today, involved a white Toyota Venza, registration number MUS 450 GR, and a truck, registration number ALK-215XA, laden with scrap metals. The truck was discovered in the middle of the road, inward Obanikoro....

S/Court verdict on LGAs: PDP tells Ondo Attorney General to resign

“If a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who is expected to know the laws, is the person urging Lucky Aiyedatiwa on, to trample on our Constitution and Supreme Court pronouncement, he no longer deserves to serve as the Chief Law Officer of the state,” the PDP said. The post S/Court verdict on LGAs: PDP tells Ondo Attorney General to resign appeared...

Tinubu appoints Adeyanju National Lottery Trust Fund boss

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr. Tosin Adeyanju as the new Executive Secretary of the National Lottery Trust Fund. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, revealed this in a statement he issued on Saturday titled ‘President Tinubu appoints new Executive Secretary of the National Lottery Trust Read More

Kongi! A decade short of a century and the wonderful ‘drama of existence’, By Omoniyi Ibietan

He has been a voice against inhumanity, insisting that “Justice is the first condition of humanity,” prompting Henry Louis Gates Jr. to say that: “If the spirit of African democracy has a voice and a face, they belong to Soyinka”. I join the rest of the world to celebrate a persona who by every stretch […] The post Kongi! A...

Stop being petty and support one another – Nigerian businesswoman advises women

Nigerian businesswoman, Ibukun Awosika has called on women to stop being petty and support one another to achieve success. Awosika, the first female Chairperson of First Bank of Nigeria, emphasised the need for unity and collective effort among women at the African Women Leadership Forum on July 10, a2024 . Awosika delivered her speech at an event commemorating the 30th...

President Ruto: Perpetrators of Mukuru murders will be held to account

President William Ruto has directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to speed up investigations into the deaths of Kenyans whose bodies were found in a quarry in Mukuru, Nairobi. The President assured that those behind the mysterious killings in Nairobi will be held to account according to the law. This following discovery of human remains at a dumpsite in Mukuru...

Alien Skin misses a flight to Dubai for a scheduled performance much to the promoter’s disappointment

Fangone Forest singer Alien Skin reportedly misses a flight to Dubai for his scheduled performance. According to reports, Dubai-based promoter DJ Ram Events had booked Alien Skin to perform at his event in Dubai this weekend. The singer had set conditions, insisting on having four people under his management accompany him to his performance. Alien and his entourage were meant to...

EDECS secures turnkey project for new container terminal at Sokhna Port

Leading MENA construction firm EDECS has been awarded a contract to construct a new container terminal at Sokhna Port for Red Sea Containers Terminals, a partnership between Hutchison Ports, CMA Terminals, and COSCO Shipping Ports. The project aims to significantly boost the port’s capacity and solidify its position as a major maritime trade hub within the region. Spanning a total...

Local Development Ministry finances 6,500 projects through ‘Mashroak’ programme

Manal Awad, the Minister of Local Development, has outlined the government’s new action plan from 2024/25 to 2026/27. The ministry aims to empower the economy and support small and micro enterprises by financing over 6,500 projects through the “Mashroak” programme, in collaboration with six banks. Additionally, more than 5,700 projects will be funded by the Ministry’s Local Development Fund. These...

Finance Ministry plans to launch six T-bill, bond auctions totalling EGP 143bn in July

The Ministry of Finance has announced its intention to launch six Treasury bill (T-bill) and bond auctions worth EGP 143bn in the third week of July. Acting on behalf of the government, the Central Bank of Egypt will conduct four Treasury bill auctions totalling EGP 135bn. These auctions include a 91-day bill auction worth EGP 40bn, 182-day bills worth EGP...

Gold prices in Egypt rise 0.6% in a week

Gold prices in Egypt saw a moderate increase over the past week, driven by the global rise in gold ounce prices. However, local factors continue to temper the potential for a significant spike in gold prices, primarily due to weak local demand and the stable official exchange rate of the dollar. On Saturday, 21-karat gold, the most commonly traded, opened...

MSMEDA collaborates with Spanish AECID to boost craft clusters: Rahmi

The Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development Agency (MSMEDA) emphasised its dedication to supporting small and micro enterprises involved in traditional arts. Focusing on Egypt’s renowned craft clusters, spread across various governorates, MSMEDA aims to preserve the country’s rich cultural heritage. These clusters produce sought-after artistic works globally. Basil Rahmi, CEO of MSMEDA, highlighted the agency’s collaboration with the Spanish...

Egypt’s inflation drops to lowest level since January 2023: CBE

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has announced a decline in the annual core inflation rate, prepared by the bank, to 26.6% in June 2024 from 27.1% in May 2024. This marks the lowest level of inflation since January 2023, with the market now eagerly awaiting the CBE’s decision on interest rates scheduled for next Thursday. The CBE’s monthly inflation...

Everything you need to know about Euro 2024 final

The Euro 2024 final, a heavyweight clash between Spain and England, is finally here after a thrilling month of action in Germany. Get ready for Sunday’s title match with theScore’s comprehensive preview package. The lowdown 📝 Who: Spain vs. EnglandWhat: European Championship finalWhen: Sunday, July 14 at 3 p.m. ETWhere: Olympiastadion (Berlin, Germany)Referee: Francois Letexier (France)VAR: Jerome Brisard (France) How...

WATCH: Viral Pet Video – 13 July 2024

While our pets bring us great joy and company, their ability to make us laugh makes them even more special. FOR THE LATEST PET NEWS, VISIT THE SOUTH AFRICAN WEBSITE And that’s just one of the reasons why we see so many viral pet videos doing the rounds on social media. Take a seat, unwind, and enjoy this heartwarming pet video. Today’s video features: “Life wit Bunnies”...

GOOSEBUMPS: Another roaring rendition of anthem before Springboks Test

Following on from last weekend’s excellent rendition of the national anthem, Ntokozo Mbambo stepped up to perform Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika in Durban and she did not disappoint. Mbambo is a South African singer-songwriter, who was born and raised in Umlazi, a township in KwaZulu-Natal and she treated her home crowd to a stirring rendition of the South African national anthem...

Delta LG poll: ‘Election is peaceful’ – Ex-LG chairman

The immediate past chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Dr Michael Tidi, has described the ongoing Delta State council election as peaceful. Tidi spoke with newsmen shortly after casting his vote at Edjeba Ward, Unit 9, Ward 10. He stressed that the election was peaceful across the state, describing the turn out of voters as “impressive”. While pointing out...

Nigerian film “Kimono Kid” debuts at Toronto Film Festival

Nigerian filmmakers, Seyi Akinlade and Josef Adamu have set the international stage alive with the first screening of “Kimono Kid” at the 49th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. PUNCH Online reports that the Toronto International Film Festival starts on September 5 to 15, 2024, in Toronto, Canada. The film ‘Kimono Kid’ marks its Read More

Lawmaker petitions Reps over alleged killings in Taraba

The member representing Ghasaka/Kurmi/Sardauna Federal Constituency of Taraba State, David Abel Fuoh, said he personally laid a petition in the House of Representatives over alleged killings of some of his constituents by operatives of the National Park and a non-governmental organization, Africa Nature Investors, AFI. Speaking to journalists on Saturday, the lawmaker said he was forced to submit a petition...

Lagos recruiting teachers at TESCOM – Commissioner

The Commissioner for Basic Education in Lagos State, Honourable Jamiu Ali Balogun, has revealed that teachers are currently being employed at the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) in Lagos State. He revealed this at a programme organised by the Diamond Progressive Movement (DPM) aimed at grooming students into good leadership positions for the future. When asked by a student why there...

NPFL: Sarki set to leave Bendel Insurance for fresh challenge

Ismail Sarki has parted ways with Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, side, Bendel Insurance. He left the club after the expiration of his contract. Sarki was Bendel Insurance’s top scorer with eight goals last season. The player is reported to be attracting interest from the likes of Enyimba, Rangers, Akwa United and Plateau United. Meanwhile Bendel Insurance are still trying...

Wole Soyinka: 5 Must Read Books By The Nobel Prize Winner

Today, we celebrate the birthday of one of Africa’s greatest literary figures, Wole Soyinka, as he turns 90 years old. Born on July 13, 1934, Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright, poet, and political activist who has made significant contributions to literature and politics. In 1986, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature – becoming the first Black African...

Abia APC crisis: Party chair, Ononogbu sues for peace

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abia State, Kingsley Ononogbu, has attributed disunity among the major stakeholders to the abysmal performance of the party in the last general elections held in the state. Speaking on Friday, while addressing a meeting of local government and ward executive committee members of the APC in the state, Ononogbu reminded members that...

Transfer: Onana snubs Arsenal, Man Utd defender leaves for Spain

Everton midfielder, Amadou Onana, is set to snub Arsenal for a move to Aston Villa. The Toffees and Villa are closing to finalizing a £50m deal for the Belgian, according to Sky Sports. Agreeing personal terms with Onana is also not expected to be a problem. Unai Emery wants to bolster his squad ahead of their Champions League campaign. Onana...