Friday, May 14

Tag: Capacity

UEFA Snubs Istanbul, UK, Chooses new Venue for Champions League Final
Sport

UEFA Snubs Istanbul, UK, Chooses new Venue for Champions League Final

  UEFA is set to confirm that this year’s Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City will be moved from Istanbul to Porto’s Estadio do Dragao, according to Sky Sports. The UK had looked like a feasible alternative especially as it is an all-English finish. But UEFA and the FA could not agree on waiving quarantine rules for 2,000 staff, sponsors, VIPs and foreign media. A change of venue became imperative after the UK government placed Turkey on its COVID-19 red list and urged fans not to travel for the fixture. UK citizens returning from red-list countries are required to quarantine at a government-approved hotel for 10 days. The capacity at the Estadio do Dragao is 50,000 and UEFA is in talks with the Portuguese government to allow 20,000 to atte...
Klopp Slams new Champions League
Sport

Klopp Slams new Champions League

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has slammed the new Champions League format proposed by UEFA this week. The new format will see the competition expanded to accommodate 36 teams in the group stages. Klopp, speaking ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match against Newcastle, again lashed out at packing more matches into a season. According to the German, football clubs were already operating “on the edge” of maximum capacity. He said: “We have to make sure there’s no harm from [the Super League], no different atmosphere in the club. Let’s go back to the beautiful game it always was. “I am not naive — I have no problem with change and while the Super League is away, in the same moment the new Champions League is out there. “Who read this concept properly and s...
DMX’s Public Memorial to be Held at The Barclays Center on April 24
Lifestyle

DMX’s Public Memorial to be Held at The Barclays Center on April 24

Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has been confirmed as the venue to host a public memorial for DMX on Saturday, April 24. The Hip Hop Icon, real name Earl Simmons, died on Friday, April 9, at the age of 50 after he suffered a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack on April 2. He will be honored by family and friends on April 24, with a private funeral service to take place the following day at a New York City-area church, the rapper’s manager, Steve Rifkind told TMZ. Ticketing and COVID-19 logistics are still being worked on,  according to the report. The arena has a potential capacity of 19,000.
It is not a Fact – FG Replies Governor Obaseki on Printing of N60bn
News

It is not a Fact – FG Replies Governor Obaseki on Printing of N60bn

The federal government has countered Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State's claim that it printed N50 to N60 billion for states to share in March 2021. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed denied the claim while answering questions from state house correspondents. Ahmed also defended the government’s borrowings despite the concern expressed by Obaseki by stating that "the country’s debt is still within sustainable limits."  She said what was distributed at the monthly FAAC meetings were generated revenue from government institutions available to the public at the ministry’s website. The Minister said; “The issue that was raised by the Edo State Governor for me is very, very sad. Because it is not a fact. What we distribute at FAAC is a revenu...
Why we Couldn’t Defeat Slavia Prague – Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta
Sport

Why we Couldn’t Defeat Slavia Prague – Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, has given reasons for his side’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague at the Emirates on Thursday. Nicolas Pepe put Arsenal in front late in the first leg of their quarter-final tie but the visitors hit back with a dramatic injury-time goal through Tomas Holes. The result means that the Gunners will hope for a better result in the second leg with Slavia now in a more advantageous position. Arteta’s side failed to take a number of opportunities during the game and the Gunners’ Europa League ambition is now hanging in the balance. Arteta told reporters after the game, “It’s difficult [to beat them] because they were a good opponent. They have beaten some big teams and are really difficult to play against. “They have a lot of man-to-man si...
UFC: Details of Kamaru Usman, Masvidal Fight Confirmed
Sport

UFC: Details of Kamaru Usman, Masvidal Fight Confirmed

  The UFC has confirmed it will welcome back fans in a mouth-watering UFC 261 fight on April 24 in Jacksonville, Florida, as Kamaru Usman defends his welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal. UFC boss, Dana White, has yearned for the return of fans since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. White has now announced the news on social media. “UFC 261 on April 24 will be in Jacksonville, Florida, with a full house of fans. Full capacity at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena,” he wrote. White has delivered no fewer than three title fights for the return of fans next month, with Usman facing arch-rival Masvidal for the second time in a year. The pair met on Fight Island last summer, with the welterweight champion defending his crown after Gamebred steppe...
Why I Recommended Bawa For EFCC Job – Malami
Politics

Why I Recommended Bawa For EFCC Job – Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, says he recommended Abdulrasheed Bawa for the chairmanship of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission because of his high level of dedication and capacity. Malami, in an exclusive interview, said contrary to reports that he singlehandedly picked Bawa to be the chairman of the EFFC, four names were submitted to the president for consideration and Bawa was subsequently picked.Malami also denied being related to the EFCC boss.“I am happy that most of the comments made are not on his capacity, intelligence, competence and associated ability to deliver. His capacity to deliver was never questioned across the nation.“The question is whether justice has been served, whether public interest has been serve...
Oby Ezekwesili Demands Medical Evaluation Of Buhari’s Capacity To Govern
Politics

Oby Ezekwesili Demands Medical Evaluation Of Buhari’s Capacity To Govern

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has demanded an independent medical evaluation of President Buhari's physical and mental capacity to govern Nigeria. The Former Minister made the demand while reacting to the abduction of 317 students from the Government Girls Secondary School GSSS Jangena, Zamfara state. Her tweets read; ''Yesterday I woke to the news of the abduction of over 300 school girls from GSSS Zamfara and the deepest pain hit me into a clamp-up. I rejected requests from @cnni, @BBCAfrica, @channelstv, @ARISEtv etc to be interviewed. What have I not already said these 7 years in Nigeria? This morning in my personal prayer, I cried out to God, “Was this not why You asked me to STAND for Chibokgirls 7 years ago and give my ALL to their cause?” “Was it not to ...
I’m not a politician, so I have no word for the opposition – Buratai reacts to PDP kicking against his nomination as an Ambassador
News

I’m not a politician, so I have no word for the opposition – Buratai reacts to PDP kicking against his nomination as an Ambassador

Immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (Rtd) has reacted to the People's Democratic Party (PDP) kicking against his nomination as a non-career ambassador. Recall that the PDP had described the nomination as a plot to shield the ex-Service Chiefs from investigation over the “killing of innocent Nigerians and crimes against humanity” under their leadership. Addressing journalists after a special gala night organised for him by members of the 29th Regular Course Association of the Nigerian Defense Academy in Abuja on Saturday February 6, Buratai said he would not respond to PDP’s statement because he is not a politician. He said;   “It’s an honourable retirement and also an honourable appointment. “I’m not a politician, so I have no word for the oppo...
COVID19: Lagos State Government bans Indoor Gatherings of More than 50 Persons
News

COVID19: Lagos State Government bans Indoor Gatherings of More than 50 Persons

As part of measures to contain the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic in the state, the Lagos state government has banned indoor gatherings of more than 50 persons. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this during a press briefing on Sunday, January 31. He said places of worship are exempted from this rule because religious gatherings are not to exceed 50 percent capacity of the space. “The state government has observed with dismay the widespread flagrant disregard and non-adherence to guidelines and protocols aimed at stemming and curbing the tide of infection. We particularly note that some event centres have been operating their premises outside the acceptable parameters for operation/usage and continue to be recalcitrant in this regard. This is to sound a ve...
Nigeria Near Limit Of Capacity To Borrow – El-Rufai
Politics

Nigeria Near Limit Of Capacity To Borrow – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has revealed that the country is about reaching its maximum capacity to borrow, hence the need to improve on other channels of revenue generation in the country. He made these remarks during his keynotes address at the 22nd Annual Tax Conference, themed “Taxation and Competitiveness: Imperatives for National Development” on Thursday in Lagos. Governor El-Rufai, warning on Nigeria’s debt ratio, added that “the 2017 report from the Debt Management Office says that Nigeria recorded a tax remitting ratio of six percent, while total debt percentage of the GDP was placed at 18 percent as at 2019. “This indicates that Nigeria is almost reaching its maximum capacity to borrow.” He gave four key points as guiding principles for achieving devel...
We have no excuse, we have to restructure Nigeria — Governor El-Rufai
News

We have no excuse, we have to restructure Nigeria — Governor El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has called for the restructuring of Nigeria which he said will strengthen federalism and achieve national cohesion and healthy subnational competition.   The Kaduna state Governor who said this at a public lecture to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Arewa House held in Kaduna on Saturday October 31, back his campaign for restructuring with the 2018 recommendations of the APC committee.   El-Rufai recalled that the APC Committee on True Federalism proposed significant devolution of powers between the national government and the 36 States, and recommended further devolution of responsibilities between the States and Local Governments depending on local circumstances, culture, capacity and capability.  The Governor further stated that they have...
Ex-Oyo SSG, Alli asks Makinde to Shelve School, Churches Reopening
News

Ex-Oyo SSG, Alli asks Makinde to Shelve School, Churches Reopening

Gubernatorial candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in the 2019 general elections in Oyo State, Barrister Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli, on Thursday asked Governor Seyi Makinde of the State to rescind his decision to reopen schools and worship centers. DAILY POST gathered that Makinde had on Monday asked final year students in schools to resume on June 29. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa in a statement made available to DAILY POST, noted that schools are to observe the COVID-19 protocols as released by the Task Force. “Decisions reached include the resumption of classes for Primary Six, JSS3 and SS3 students from Monday, June 29; resumption of work by all category of workers at the state secretariat from June 22; opening up of mos...
Nigerians now enjoy 18 to 24 hours of electricity daily – Buhari govt claims
News

Nigerians now enjoy 18 to 24 hours of electricity daily – Buhari govt claims

President Muhammadu Buhari’s government says Nigerians now get 18 to 24 hours of electricity daily. Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, said this in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Tuesday. He stated that the Buhari administration had improved the power sector. The minister said the federal government had upgraded the 330KVA, the highest voltage in the country. He confirmed that 132 substations have been improved and the 40MW Kashimbilla station has been completed. Mamman added that work on Zungeru station in Niger has reached 70 percent. For Mambilla, the minister said the feasibility studies have been concluded and that contractors will soon begin construction. “We have improved our services. Before this government, they gave light for less t...
Naija Rice Project to better farmers’ lives
News

Naija Rice Project to better farmers’ lives

Following the launch of the Anchors Borrowers Programme in 2015 by the Buhari-led administration, the private and public actors in the agricultural industry have since continued to collaborate to create sustainable commercial frameworks that will boost rice production in Nigeria as well as improve quality of products across the value chain. In line with this, while also responding to the clarion call, Green Eagles’ Agribusiness Solutions Limited, a private Agric Firm based in Lagos, designed a flagship initiative; a masterstroke to better the lives of farmers while massively upscaling rice production to up to 4.2 Million tons of Rice Yearly. According to the Company’s Managing Director, Taiwo Oluwadahunsola, Green Eagles’ Naija Rice project, launched in Kebbi state, February 2019, ha...
Senator Shehu Sani Shares Tweets Questioning the Authenticity of COVID-19 Claims Made by the NCDC
Politics

Senator Shehu Sani Shares Tweets Questioning the Authenticity of COVID-19 Claims Made by the NCDC

Senator Shehu Sani took to Twitter to subtly question the authenticity of COVID-19 claims made by the NCDC. The Nigerian Senator tweeted: "They will say they are short of bed spaces for #Covid-19 patients and they will never show you hundred people in a ward at a time." He said this after Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said that a good number of Covid-19 patients in Nigeria are not in isolation centres because the government is still struggling to increase bed space capacity across the country. In an initial sarcastic tweet, Shehu Sani wrote: "In our Country, dancing to Reggae, Afrobeat , Pop or Shaku with a dosage of Chloroquine in our Isolation Centers appears to have the healing powers for #Covid_19 patients. They dance, the...
Lagos Health Commissioner Reveals why the State has More Coronavirus Cases than Kano
News

Lagos Health Commissioner Reveals why the State has More Coronavirus Cases than Kano

The Lagos state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi has revealed why the state has more cases of Coronavirus than Kano which it shares a similar demography with. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday May 21, the health commissioner debunked claims of a dramatic increase of Coronavirus cases in the state. He stated that though Lagos state is yet to reach its peak in Coronavirus cases, however the number of cases recorded is following the trend which was defined in its module. Abayomi also disclosed that Lagos has increased its testing capacity, whereas Kano has only one testing center which became functional recently. The health commissioner who revealed that there are 4 functional testing centers in Lagos, averred that more cases are diagnosed when increased testing i...
19 More Staff of a Company in Oyo State Test Positive for Coronavirus
News

19 More Staff of a Company in Oyo State Test Positive for Coronavirus

19 more staff of a company in Ibadan South-West local government area have tested positive for Coronavirus, days after 38 staff of same company tested positive for the virus. Governor Seyi Makinde who made the announcement in a statement issued after midnight on Monday May 18, said they've held back revealing the name of the company so as to allow the emergency operations centre gather intelligence and complete their investigation. The recent cases brings the total number of Coronavirus cases in Oyo state to 137. The statement read;   “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for nineteen suspected cases came back POSITIVE. All nineteen of these cases are from the same organisation referred to in the updates of May 16 and 17, 2020. So, the total number of confirmed cases in ...
Chinese President calls for greater support to fight Covid-19 in Africa – Chu Maoming
News

Chinese President calls for greater support to fight Covid-19 in Africa – Chu Maoming

The Chinese Consul General in Lagos, Chu Moaming, has disclosed that President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China called for greater support for Africa to fight the pandemic of Covid-19, with provision of about US$2 billion over two years to help with COVID-19 response and more. He stated that the President said this when he delivered a speech via video link on May 18, 2020 in Beijing. The speech he said was delivered at the opening of the 73rd World Health Assembly. According to President Xi, Moaming said,  developing countries, African countries in particular, have weaker public health systems. Helping them build capacity must be our top priority in COVID-19 response. The President also  stated that the world needs to provide more material, technological and per...
COVID-19: Lagos Govt issues new guideline for reopening of market
News

COVID-19: Lagos Govt issues new guideline for reopening of market

Amid efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Lagos State Government has issued new guidelines for the reopening of markets and shopping malls across the state. Wale Ahmed, the State’s Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed, said that all markets and stores across the State would be allowed to open from 9.00p.m. till 3.00p.m. on selected days. In a statement he issued yesterday in Lagos, the Commissioner said the guidelines were necessary, NAN reports. He said that issuance of the guidelines followed Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s announcement on the gradual easing of the lockdown in Lagos from Monday. He said that everyone going to the markets and stores would be mandated to observe precautionary measures, such as physical distancing and high leve...
N850 Billion Loan: Buhari Lacks Capacity To Manage It, Says Omokri
Politics

N850 Billion Loan: Buhari Lacks Capacity To Manage It, Says Omokri

A popular social media commentator, Reno Omokri has come out to say that President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the capacity to manage the massive ₦850 billion Loan approved for borrowing by the senate. The popular critic made this known via his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, 28th April. He wrote, “How can we allow @MBuhari take another bumper foreign loan of ₦850 billion? He lacks the capacity to manage it. This is a govt that gave weevil infested rice and spoilt beans to Nigerians as palliatives. Are these are the people we want taking loans on our behalf?”
FG Lacks Capacity, Resources To Cater For Over 2000 Returning Nigerians – Onyeama
Politics

FG Lacks Capacity, Resources To Cater For Over 2000 Returning Nigerians – Onyeama

The federal government on Tuesday said it lacked the capacity and resources needed to cater for over 2,000 Nigerians who have expressed willingness to return to the country owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs who disclosed this while featuring on ‘Politics Today’, a daily programme on Channels Television, said the Foreign Affairs Ministry is already working with some airlines and the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to bring in Nigerians who have expressed desire to return to the country. He said the government has received requests from Nigerians in United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA), United Arab Emirates (UAE), China, Sudan and from students who are studying in other countries abroad. “We are at a stage n...
Wolves seeking to expand Molineux
Sport

Wolves seeking to expand Molineux

Wolves are seeking to expand Molineux. The Express & Star says Wolves have submitted a planning application for a new temporary 500-seat stand at Molineux. The club are proposing filling in the corner between the Sir Jack Hayward and Steve Bull stands, which would boost the overall capacity above 32,000. It would see the existing video wall in the south east corner of the ground taken down, with a new one being placed behind an uncovered stand. The finished product would be similar to the existing Graham Hughes Stand in the south west corner – albeit a bit smaller as that holds around 800. If given the green light by Wolverhampton Council, Wolves would like to have the stand completed for the start of the 2020/21 season.
COVID-19: Nigeria now has nine testing facilities
News

COVID-19: Nigeria now has nine testing facilities

Nigeria has now boasted it’s testing capacity for COVID-19 with additional facility bringing to a total of nine centres across the country. According to the Official twitter handle of NCDC, “the Lagos State Biosafety Level-3 Laboratory has been activated for #COVID19 testing. This brings the number of COVID-19 testing labs in Nigeria to 9. In progress- Maiduguri, Kano, Sokoto, Port Harcourt, Jos & Kaduna. It will be recalled that the Lagos State already had two testing facilities, one at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, the new facility at Mainland Hospital Yaba will bring to total three testing facilities in Lagos. Also, Oyo, Osun, Abuja, Edo, Ebonyi State has one testing facility each while Maiduguri, Kano, Sokoto, Port Harcou...
Senate Asks FG to Ban Travel from Countries with High Risk of Coronavirus
News

Senate Asks FG to Ban Travel from Countries with High Risk of Coronavirus

The Senate has asked the Federal government to consider banning non-Nigerian travellers from countries with high risk of coronavirus. The lawmakers called for the ban on Tuesday morning during plenary, hours after the Federal government announced the 3rd confirmed case of Coronavirus in Nigeria. Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe who is the chairman of the Senate's Health committee, said in addition to the ban, the Federal government should also restrict travels to worst-hit countries to curb the spread of the virus. “If it is possible, people should not travel to countries with high risk of the cases especially in Europe where many countries are affected, unless such trips are very important. Government should also consider disallowing non-Nigerians from countries of high risk from en...
Alleged Fulani Herdsmen Lay Siege for Commuters in Edo State
News

Alleged Fulani Herdsmen Lay Siege for Commuters in Edo State

A gridlock was reportedly witnessed last weekend after some suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly laid siege for commuters last weekend after Okada in Edo State while heading towards Ore in Ondo State. A social media user who shared a video from the scene of the incident, said the armed herdsmen were brandishing machetes. @RealOlaudah tweeted;   Aledged Fulani Herdsmen, laid a seige on commuters after Okada, Edo State, heading towards Ore Ondo State, on the way to Lagos last weekend. It seems this insecurity issue has blown out of the capacity of law enforcement officials to handle. Please watch  
‘The Queen Doesn’t Own the Word ‘Royal’ – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Complain about their Treatment by the Queen in Lengthy Statement
Celebs

‘The Queen Doesn’t Own the Word ‘Royal’ – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Complain about their Treatment by the Queen in Lengthy Statement

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have posted an extraordinary statement accusing Buckingham Palace of bias towards them while also claiming that her majesty, the Queen of England does not own the word 'royal' across the world after the Queen ordered them to stop using the 'Sussex Royal' brand from Spring 2018. On Saturday just hours after announcing they would stop using the word 'royal' in their branding after this year's spring, Harry and Meghan put a new statement on their own website saying that while neither the government nor the Queen herself own the word 'royal' internationally, they would stop using the title.   The statement read: 'While there is not any jurisdiction by The Monarchy or Cabinet Office over the use of the word "Ro...
Air Force Graduates 2,070 Recruits To Tackle Insurgency, Banditry, Others
News

Air Force Graduates 2,070 Recruits To Tackle Insurgency, Banditry, Others

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has graduated a total of 2,070 recruits of Basic Military Training Course 40, as part of efforts to boost the operational power of the service. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, and some top officers of NAF attended the passing out parade of the recruits which held on Saturday in Kaduna State. In his remarks, the air force chief explained that the new personnel were recruited to boost the fight against insurgency, banditry, and other related crimes in the country. He told the new recruits to be prepared to pay the supreme price in defending their fatherland, especially at a time when the country was facing several security challenges. Abubakar reminded the graduands about the duties of protecting the territorial integrity of th...
BMO to Bishop Kukah: Stop Fanning Embers of Religious Discord
News

BMO to Bishop Kukah: Stop Fanning Embers of Religious Discord

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has pleaded with the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah to stop stoking the ember of ethnic and religious division in the country. In a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, BMO said it reached this conclusion following recent comments by the Bishop during a homily in Kaduna at the funeral ceremony for a Catholic seminarian, Michael Nnadi of the Good Shepherd Seminary, Kaduna, who was killed penultimate week by suspected Boko Haram members. “We are disappointed that a highly respected Bishop, who is also flourishing in his faith along with his adherents at the seat of the caliphate in Sokoto can descend to the level of creating unnecessary division and tension in the...
Lawyer Mr Johnmary Jideobi,  Drags Mr. Ibrahim Magu to Court
News

Lawyer Mr Johnmary Jideobi, Drags Mr. Ibrahim Magu to Court

A Constitutional lawyer, Mr Johnmary Jideobi, has asked the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja to declare the continued stay in office of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as illegal and unconstitutional. The appellant challenged the judgement of the Federal High Court in Abuja which held that nothing in the law circumscribed President Muhammadu Buhari’s powers to retain Magu in office, or provided a timeframe within which he could serve as acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency. It will be recalled that Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had in judgement she delivered on December 4, 2019, declined to invalidate Magu’s continued stay in office. Justice Ojukwu, however, stressed that it was a mandatory requirement of the law that Pr...
N2m Kola That Began Father Mbaka’s Romance With Uzodinma
News

N2m Kola That Began Father Mbaka’s Romance With Uzodinma

prophecy as fake.   Father Ejike Mbaka Your preachers cover up for the politicians by pretending to have received visions and special revelations. They say: “This is what God, the Master, says . . .” when God hasn’t said so much as one word. Ezekiel 22:28. The Message Translation. This denunciation of fake prophets especially caught traction on social media after Father Ejike Mbaka at the beginning of the year proclaimed that the Supreme Court would replace Emeka Ihedioha with Hope Uzodinma as governor of Imo State. While Mbaka was persistent in spite of the incongruity of the fourth-placed candidate achieving that feat, other so-called men of God openly dismissed him and his prophecy as fake. The contention among the men of God easily brings to light the fac...
UNILORIN Don Invents Dual Mode Temperature Controlled Machine
Education

UNILORIN Don Invents Dual Mode Temperature Controlled Machine

Dr Abiodun Ajijolakewu, Lecturer at the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Ilorin, has invented a ‘Double Decker Dual-Mode Temperature Controlled Incubator Shaker’. This is contained in the University of Ilorin Bulletin, issued on Monday. The machine was designed to add more value to research endeavours. The machine is programmed to mix substances and maintain different temperature within the same machine. According to Ajijolakewu, the machine is the first of its kind in the country. He explained that the machine has the capacity to separate different functions at the same time, while it also saves time, money and space. “The usual tradition is that we get the material that can maintain temperature and agitation at the sa...
Nigeria to Bar Imported Ships from 2022
News

Nigeria to Bar Imported Ships from 2022

The Federal Government has commenced the process of placing a ban on importation of certain categories of vessels into Nigeria by 2022 as part of efforts to encourage local participation in shipbuilding. The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, who disclosed this to journalists in Lagos, urged Nigerians firms to look into various financing options and go into a joint venture on areas that they are lacking capacity. He said the agency is vigorously pursuing the Cabotage Waiver Cessation Plan, and its currently engaging welders, aluminum and production firms among others to prepare them for their roles in vessel building. He said the agency is currently collaborating with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitorin...
FG RECONSTITUTES NEW BOARD OF CAC, APPOINTS CHAIRMA
News

FG RECONSTITUTES NEW BOARD OF CAC, APPOINTS CHAIRMA

The Federal Government on Thursday reconstituted the new board of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and appointed Mr Ademola Seriki as the board Chairman with effect from Jan. 7. A statement issued in Abuja by Mr Ibrahim Haruna, Deputy Director, Press of the ministry, said the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, disclosed this while presenting appointment letter to new CAC Registrar-General, Alhaji Garba Abubakar. According to the statement, the minister said that the reconstitution of the board had put to rest the lingering leadership tussle facing the commission. He urged all directors and staff of the commission to give the new Registrar-General maximum support and cooperation to move the commission forward. Also, the Minister of State, Amb. Mar...
At least 19 people killed in another mass shooting in El Paso, Texas
News

At least 19 people killed in another mass shooting in El Paso, Texas

At least 19 people have been killed in the latest mass shooting in the United States. The massacre happened at a Walmart store near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, a few miles from the US-Mexico border.   At least 22 people, including children, are being treated at local hospitals. A young white man has been arrested and is believed to be the sole shooter. He has been identified by US media as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, a resident of the Dallas area.   CCTV images said to be of the gunman and circulated on US media show a man in a dark T-shirt wearing ear protectors and brandishing an assault-style rifle. Police said the Walmart was "at capacity" with shoppers buying back-to-school supplies at the time of the attack.   President Donald Trump in hi...
“You Don’t Have The Capacity To Govern” – Catholic Archbishop, Mathew Manoso Ndagoso To Buhari
Politics

“You Don’t Have The Capacity To Govern” – Catholic Archbishop, Mathew Manoso Ndagoso To Buhari

Archbishop of Kaduna Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Mathew Manoso Ndagoso has said that the current administration has shown that it cannot lead Nigerians out of hunger and insecurity. He noted that issues of hunger and insecurity were becoming worse by the day. The Bishop stated this when he fielded questions from journalists at the ongoing Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests’ Association taking place at the Catholic Social Centre, Kaduna. The cleric said since his ordination into priesthood 33 years ago, he had yet to know any regime as bad as the President Buhari led All Progressives Congress, APC, government. He said since the present government came to power, people from all walks of life had been trouping into his office to beg for money and f...
Acting CJN Muhammad justifies suspension of Onnoghen
News

Acting CJN Muhammad justifies suspension of Onnoghen

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Muhammad has justified President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of erstwhile CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen upon the January 25, 2019 ex-parte order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Muhammad argued: “Any public officer found guilty of the breach or violation of code of conduct can be ordered to vacate the office he is holding as the consequence of the breach or violation of the code of conduct.” He contended that President Buhari did no wrong by relying on the CCT order to suspend Onnoghen. Justice Muhammad stated he committed no offence by submitting himself to be sworn in acting capacity following the order of the CCT and to prevent the vacuum that would have been created by Onnoghen’s suspension. The Acting CJN made pu...
Lawan will Become Next Senate President – Senator Fatai Buhari
News

Lawan will Become Next Senate President – Senator Fatai Buhari

The Senator representing Oyo North District, Senator Fatai Buhari has said Senator Ahmed Lawan is cruising towards emerging as the next chairman of the National Assembly in the capacity of Senate President. According to him, Senator Lawan (Yobe North) already has 51 endorsement signatures from 66 senators-elect on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Fatai Buhari, while responding to questions from journalists in Ibadan, said: “51 out of the 66 Senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress have signed an endorsement list and pledged to vote for Senator Lawan.” Similarly, the House of Representatives-elect for Ibadan North federal constituency, Hon. Musiliudeen Akinremi, said Femi Gbajabiamila, at the mome...
Star Footballer Slammed With 4 Year Ban After Drug Scandal
Sport

Star Footballer Slammed With 4 Year Ban After Drug Scandal

Former Southport player Mike Phenix has been banned from all football and football-related activity for four years after a failed drugs test. The 30-year-old was sacked by Southport in October after failing an out-of-competition test on 17 September. Phenix admitted the presence of Oxandrolone, an anabolic steroid, and Benzoylecgonine, which is a metabolite of cocaine, in his sample. His suspension from football will run until 16 September 2022. As well as being banned from playing, he is also barred from working in any capacity within the game including coaching, officiating or other off-field activities. Phenix joined then-National League side AFC Telford United in 2013 before moving to League One side Barnsley for £25,000, but he made just two substitute appearances for t...
President Buhari Orders Ministers To Handover To Perm Secs On Or Before 28 May
News

President Buhari Orders Ministers To Handover To Perm Secs On Or Before 28 May

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all outgoing ministers to handover their portfolios on the 28th of May, 2019. He gave the directive during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) valedictory session at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday. He said that the valedictory FEC meeting was the last for the outgoing cabinet before the inauguration of his second term on the 29th of May. He added that they should continue working in their capacity till Tuesday 28th of May, 2019. Handover notes, he said, should be submitted to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. All the 31 ministers in the Council chamber took turns to thank the President for finding them worthy of the appointment in the past three and half years.
President Buhari Dragged to court for Refusing to Handover to Osinbajo
News

President Buhari Dragged to court for Refusing to Handover to Osinbajo

A Nigerian lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court for failing to hand over to the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo. Buhari had on April 24 2019, left the country for what he described as a ‘private visit.’ The suit number FHC/L/CS/763/2019, was filed before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Effiong is asking the Court to determine four issues which are: “Whether in view of the extant provisions of Section 145 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), the 1st Defendant can validly proceed on vacation for any length of time without transmitting a written declaration to the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the Speaker of the House of Representative...
Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus: Goals, assists, results & fixtures in 2018-19
Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus: Goals, assists, results & fixtures in 2018-19

How is the five-time Ballon d'Or winner adapting to life in Italy after making a big-money move from Real Madrid? Goal has the stats Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juventus with a reputation as one of the most accomplished goalscorers of all time and, as you'd expect, with that comes great expectations. The Serie A champions saw fit to fork out €100 million (£88m/$117m) for the 33-year-old for a number of reasons, but chief among those is his incredible capacity to find the back of the net. Ronaldo's record across his career is epic and prior to his arrival in Turin he had struck 658 goals in 915 club games, with 450 of those coming in his 438 games for Real Madrid. The Portuguese phenomenon has won the European Golden Shoe four times and finished as the Champions League's to...
157 Children from Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo  Rescued in Operation Coordinated by INTERPOL
News

157 Children from Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo Rescued in Operation Coordinated by INTERPOL

Almost 220 victims of human trafficking have been rescued by police in Benin and Nigeria in an operation coordinated by INTERPOL, the organization said on Wednesday. A number of victims were also rescued from premises where they were forced into prostitution. With a number of investigations ongoing, police arrested 47 people and seized vehicles, cash, mobile phones and computers. Forced labour and exploitation: Evidence in the region shows that victims of trafficking are recruited and trafficked using deception and coercion, and held in bondage in various labour intensive activities. Many of the 157 rescued minors were moved around as ‘merchandise’ themselves across the border, and made to work in markets all day, peddling goods, fetching water, cooking, carrying heavy l...
Youth Devt Stimulates Aiteo’s Sponsorship of Nigerian Football
Sport

Youth Devt Stimulates Aiteo’s Sponsorship of Nigerian Football

Indigenous energy conglomerate and Official Optimum Partner of the Nigerian Football Federation, Aiteo Group, reaffirmed its pledge to youth capacity development in Nigeria and across the African continent through its sponsorship of football at the second edition of the annual Aiteo-NFF Awards in Lagos. In a keynote speech by the Executive Vice Chairman of the Group, Benedict Peters, Aiteo reiterated that positively influencing the youthful population of Nigeria informed its decision to venture into football sponsorship. According to Peters: ‘‘First, we believe a deep commitment to encouraging and empowering Nigeria – and Africa’s youth population through the compellingly attractive medium of sport. Second, it is indisputable that the availability of sporting talent remains one...
GTBank Builds Nigeria’s First Digital Play Centre for Children
News

GTBank Builds Nigeria’s First Digital Play Centre for Children

GTBank Play Centre is Nigeria’s First Digital Play Centre for Children, proudly built by the Guaranty Trust Bank. Banks only build branches, or so the story goes. Except for Guaranty Trust Bank Plc; the foremost African financial institution, which has been at the forefront of several innovative products and services, recently completed and opened the first digital playground for children in Nigeria. Located in Lekki, Lagos State, the GTBank Play Centre is equipped with a wide range of interactive games that will give kids a fun and immersive digital experience whilst aiding their mental and intellectual development. Open from 10am to 3pm on Weekdays, and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays, some of the features of the Play Centre include the Sketch Town, where kids can design cars, laun...
Etebo Reacts, Reveals Package For Delta Schoolgirl
Sport

Etebo Reacts, Reveals Package For Delta Schoolgirl

Stoke City Star, Oghenekaro Etebo has likened the story of little primary school pupil, Success, to his childhood days in the street of Warri, Delta State. Success broke the internet last week when she captured in a video complaining bitterly for being sent home by her school management due to her parents’ inability to pay her school fees. In the viral video, Success said she preferred being beaten and allowed to stay in school to being sent home. Visibly angry Success had said in pidgin “I never pay, no be say I no go pay o, dem go dey pursue person instead of make dem flog person,” expressing her dissatisfaction as she walked home. In his reacting, Etebo said, “I remember back then when myself and my sister were serially sent home due to the fact that our parents didn’t h...
You lack capacity to govern Imo, Okorocha fires Ihedioha
News

You lack capacity to govern Imo, Okorocha fires Ihedioha

Imo State governor,  Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday said that the governor-elect, Chief Emeka Ihedioha lacks the capacity to govern a “complex” state like Imo. The Imo governor who was reacting to the allegation by the governor-elect that the state government withdrew N17 billion shortly after the governorship election,  stated that he (Ihedioha) has never had any corporate experience apart from being a professional politician. He described the allegation as frivolous and cheap blackmail. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo in a statement,  stated that,  “Chief Emeka Ihedioha, who was announced the winner of the governorship election in the State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been making careless media statements and unfounded alle...
One Corner Singer, Patapaa Promises to Fill Up O2 Arena like Wizkid And Davido
Celebs

One Corner Singer, Patapaa Promises to Fill Up O2 Arena like Wizkid And Davido

One Corner singer, Patapaa has vowed to fill up the O2 Arena in London with a concert very soon. According to the Ghanaian singer whose song went viral in 2017, it is going to come to fruition whether people believe him or not. Taking to social media, Patapaa assured his fans of the dream in sight: Patapaa wrote: “#Pa2Pa_Sojas Worldwide , Believe Me or Not, We are Filling @theo2london Soon ???… #WeVex”. The O2 Arena in London has only been filled by two African musicians. First was Wizkid who had a sold out concert at the venue last year. His success was followed by Davido who couldn’t fill up the 20k capacity venue but was able to have 17k attendants.
Muslim Group Speaks On The Best Candidates Ogun Residents Should Vote For
News

Muslim Group Speaks On The Best Candidates Ogun Residents Should Vote For

The Ogun State chapter ofThe Muslim Congress(TMC), has today revealed the candidate they want people to vote for in the forthcoming general elections. The general elections have been scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 16th and Saturday, March 2nd across the country, Naija News recalls. Dr. Ibrahim Ogunkoya, the Waali of the Ogun State chapter of TMC, in a statement made available to newsmen, asked Muslims in the State to vote for either Muslim or Christian candidates who are capable and will be just to the course of Islam in the state. He said, “Though we have preferences for candidates who identified themselves as Muslims and their level of commitments is well known to the Muslim communities, we cannot longer be deceived by the so-called Muslims w...

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/gqbzggmy/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4757