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Jonathan at World Peace Forum, urges leaders to avoid ego, follow their conscience

Former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan has urged world leaders toaspire to meet their social obligations to those they govern as ameans of minimising conflicts and attaining a more peaceful society. The ex-President also charged those who lead others to always adopt aconscience based approach rather than resorting to the dictates oftheir ego which, according to him, had brought untold hardship tohumanity across the ages. Jonathan at World Peace Forum Dr. Jonathan gave this advice in key note address entitled ‘ConscienceBased Leadership: The Secret to Global Peace and Security’ which hedelivered Friday at a World Summit holding in Kuching, Malaysia. TheSummit jointly organised by the State of Sarawak and Junior ChamberInternational (JCI) has in attendance 700 young leade...

Women Affairs Minister, Alhassan has never supported Buhari – El Rufai 

—-Says APC to start public hearing Sept 18By Johnbosco Agbakwuru Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai Friday said that the Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan does not believe in President Muhammadu Buhari’s political ideology and that she voted against the President during the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential primaries. Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan and President Muhammadu Buhari Governor El-Rufai who is the Chairman of APC Committee on Restructuring and Federalism also disclosed that the committee will start public hearing on true federalism from 18th September and that the committee has started receiving memoranda from different segments of the society nationwide. The Governor who stated this in an interview w...

EFCC boss pays working visit to Okei-Odumakin

Lagos – Mr Ibrahim Magu, the Chairman of Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday paid a working visit to the office of Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, the President of Women Arise for Change Initiative (WA). Joe Odumakin The EFCC boss said that his visit was to appreciate Okei-Odumakin’s support on the fight against corruption. “This is a long awaited visit; we have come here to say that the commission appreciates your effort and unflinching support on the fight against corruption in Nigeria. “We pray that you don’t relent in the good work that you are doing. “We are happy to associate with you and we pray well meaning Nigerians and other rights fighters will take a cue from you. “If every Nigerian can emulate you, the country will be better for us all,” Magu said...

Recession: Standard of Living to improve – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has warned against the politicization of the country’s recent emergence from recession. Recession cartoon The Minister, who stated this when he received the Broadcast Media Editors on a courtesy visit in Abuja on Friday, said politicizing the nation’s triumph over recession is a disservice to the people of Nigeria. “To naysayers, I will say: This issue should not be politicized. An issue that affects the welfare of our citizens should not be toyed with. Let us all appreciate what this Administration has done in returning our economy to the path of positive growth and then support and encourage it to do more. ”Trying to downplay what has been achieved is bad politics. I know this good news of our emergence fr...

Diezani’s N2.62bn properties: Court to hear application for final forfeiture Sept 22

By Innocent AnabsA Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Friday, adjourned till September 22, to hear the application for the final forfeiture of four buildings in Lagos and River States and Abuja, valued at N2. 6billion, linked to the former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke and her associates. Ex Nigerian petroleum resources minister Diezani Alison-Madueke  Trial judge, Justice Chuka Obiozor noted that application was filed byEconomic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to get the properties finally forfeited to the Federal Government. Before adjourning, the judge noted that the court will on the same day hear the responses of the 3rd, 4th and the 6th respondents in the matter. Earlier, counsel to the respondents, Emmanuel Bassey informed the court tha...

Association donates items worth N20m to Edo IDP camp

The Association of Food, Beverages and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE), on Thursday, donated beverages and other items worth about N20 million to victims of the North East crisis, living at the Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in Edo State. L-R: Representative of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mr. Walson Brandon; Supervisor of the Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in Edo State, Mrs Evelyn Omigie; Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Mrs. Magdalene Ohenhen; Director, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mrs Elizabeth Enakhimion; and President of the Association of Food, Beverages and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE), Chief Patrick Anegbe, during the handover of relief materials worth over N20m million from AFBTE to the IDPs at Uhogua, Ovia North East Local Gov...

Uncontrollable crisis looms in Nigeria without restructuring – Nwodo

By Henry UmoruABUJA – THE President General of apex Igbo organization, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo has raised the alarm that uncontrollable crisis looms in Nigeria if the clamour for the restructuring of the country was not given what he described as a deserved and urgent attention. Nnia Nwodo, President-General of Ohanaeze Speaking Friday in Abuja, at a live political program on African Independent Television AIT, the Ohaneze President said “unless we restructure this country, we will slide into an uncontrollable crisis.” Nwodo who noted that Nigeria has all the potentials of a world power given its growing population but stand to lose out if the right administrative structure was not given to her, said, ” Nigeria is a world power, but if it continues to be ...

Yoruba, northerners free to live, work in N’Delta – PANDEF

By Emma AmaizeWARRI – THE Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has declared Yoruba and northerners were free to live and engage in whatever lawful endeavor in any of the Niger Delta region without fear and molestation. Coordinating Secretary of PANDEF, Dr. Alfred Mulade, said this in statement, Friday, commending the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators, CNDA, for vacating the quit notice issued to the Yoruba and northerners residing in the Niger Delta region and threat to destroy oil blocks owned by foreigners in the region. “PANDEF is delighted to note the patriotic act by CNDA to rescind its earlier decision to destroy oil and gas facilities and vacating the quit notice issued against the northerners and Yoruba in deference to the appeal by Chief Edwin Clark-led PANDEF. “By...

Super 8s: St Helens keep play-off hopes alive after Jonny Lomax scores late try

Jonny Lomax scores a late try to keep St Helens’ play-off hopes alive after coming from behind to beat Wakefield Trinity in the Super League Super 8s. You can see every try from every round of Super League 2017 on the Super League Show and follow live fixtures across BBC radio. Available to UK users only.

Jose Mourinho says Man Utd will be ‘strong’ despite change to transfer window

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says there is a “disadvantage” for Premier League clubs if the transfer window closes before the rest of Europe, but adds his club will remain “strong”. United voted against the proposal, passed on Thursday, for next year’s summer window to shut before the 2018-19 Premier League season starts. READ MORE: Premier League: Transfer window will close before start of season READ MORE: Jose Mourinho: Man Utd manager says transfer window change will not affect club

Romelu Lukaku: Striker wanted to play for Jose Mourinho since he was 11

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku reveals he has wanted to play for manager Jose Mourinho from a young age. WATCH MORE: NFL duo predict big win for Man Utd Watch Football Focus on Saturday, 9th September from 12:00 BST on BBC One, the BBC Sport website & app.

Carl Frampton: ‘Free agent’ rules out reconciliation with Barry McGuigan

Carl Frampton says he is now a “free agent” and there is no prospect of him working again with Barry McGuigan and Cyclone Promotions. Former two-weight world champion Frampton, 30, split with his long-time manager and promoter McGuigan and Cyclone Promotions last month.