Politics

Create Dept for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment, Okorocha advises Airforce

By Chinonso Alozie, OwerriImo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, Sunday, scored the Federal government very poor in terms of addressing poverty in the country. Air Officer Commanding Ground Training Command, Nigerian Airforce, AVM Sampson Akpasa handing over a plaque to Governor Rochas Okorocha when he led a delegation of Airforce Officers on a Courtesy call to the governor weekend at the Government House. The governor disclosed this in a release to newsmen in Owerri, through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, when the officers of the Nigeria Airforce led by the Air Officer Commanding Ground Training Command, AVM Sampson Akpasa visited him, at government House. Okorocha released the statistics of Nigerians who are not to happy to be 89 percent and put those wh...

Neuer confident of going to World Cup

By Emmanuel Okogba Germany national team goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer is confident he will return in time for the world cup despite featuring only three times for his club side this season. Neuer A fractured metatarsal in his left foot for the second time this year made Neuer undergo surgery in September but the Bayern shot-stopper is hopeful he will regain fitness soon after the winter break. Neuer who was first-choice in both the 2010 and 2014 editions of the world cup remains on crutches and is still not sure of his return date. Speaking to the official website of the German national team, Neuer said “In my opinion, nothing stands in the way of my World Cup participation,. “It would be nice if I can say goodbye to my two ‘friends’ [crutches] for Christmas, th...

Nigerians advised to handle anger with positive attitude

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish of the Catholic Church, Gwarinpa, Abuja has advised Nigerians to handle anger with positive attitude to avoid inflicting injury on self, society and sin against God. In its bulletin released on Sunday, the church said that if not well managed, anger could lead to ill-health. Quoting from the Gospel of Mathew, Chapter 5 verses 21-22, the publication said that anger could be one of the seven deadly sins if not handled very well. Members of Catholic Church  “First thing that needed to be said is that anger is normal and even healthy. If we love and value ourselves, we will naturally get angry if we are treated badly. “We shouldn’t deny ourselves of anger, nor should we be afraid to allow ourselves to feel angry. Anger is just a feeling. “...

Human Rights Day: CDHR calls for adequate funding of police

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) on Sunday called for adequate funding of the police to enable it carry out its responsibility effectively. Speaking at the 2017 Annual Human Rights Day in Lagos, CDHR President Olugbenga Soloki, noted that the police needed sophisticated equipment to function. A cross session of police officers The theme of the commemoration was “X-raying the Fundamental Rights of Nigerians vis-a-vis Abuse within the Acceptable Standard in the Global Context on Human Rights Protection”. Soloki, however, applauded the Lagos State Police Command for partnering with civil society groups and the grassroots in curbing Human Rights abuses.““The present police boss in Lagos respect fundamental human rights and synergy with stakeholders. ““I...

Photos: Buhari visits Daura farm

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday visited a farm in Daura, a community in Katsina where he came from. However, Katsina is a city and a Local Government Area in northern Nigeria. Katsina is located some 160 miles east of the city of Sokoto and 84 miles northwest of Kano, close to the border with Niger. See photos bellow: President Buhari inspecting the farm in Daura President Buhari looking at cows The working president, walking gently in the farm

Buhari mourns Emir of Katagun

President Muhammadu Buhari is saddened by the passing of Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Kabir Umar, and extends heartfelt condolences to the Emir’s family, friends, the people and Government of Bauchi State, Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Buhari on media and publicity, said on Sunday. President Buhari in Kano President Buhari shares the grief of the people of the Katagum Emirate and all who mourn the demise of the royal father, who was a symbol of peace and dedicated himself to the cause of fostering unity around the country. The President notes that as a former Minister of Internal Affairs and legislator in the Northern House of Assembly, in the First Republic, and later the Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Kabir Umar served the country diligently with honour and distinct...

Dortmund sack Bosz, Stoeger takes over as head coach

Borussia Dortmund sacked Peter Bosz as head coach on Sunday and replaced him with Austrian Peter Stoeger, who was only fired by Bundesliga bottom side Cologne last weekend. Bosz Dutchman Bosz, 54, was released after just 167 days in charge as Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Werder Bremen left Dortmund winless in their last eight league games following a miserable run of results. Bosz was dismissed just hours after the Bremen defeat, when poor defending again led to another dreadful team display. However, it means a quick turn-around for Stoeger, who has precious little time to prepare for the next Bundesliga game at Mainz on Tuesday. His plans were further hampered by heavy snow in Dortmund which meant Sunday afternoon’s training session had to be cancelled, “the risk...

[PHOTOS] Osinbajo pays surprise visit to Ikenne market

On Saturday, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo paid a surprise visit to a market in Ikenne, Ogun State. Executive Secretary, Consumer Protection Council, Mr. Babatunde Irukera; and chairman, Ikenne Local Government Area, Mr. Akinsanya Rotimi Fatai, accompanied him. See the photos by Novo Isioro: (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Sudan women charged with indecency for wearing trousers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sudanese women risk arrest if their clothes are deemed provocative by police Twenty-four women have been charged with indecency after being caught wearing trousers at a party near the Sudanese capital Khartoum. The gathering was raided by morality police on Wednesday. The women could face punishment of 40 lashes and a fine for wearing what is described as an obscene outfit. Rights activists say tens of thousands of women are arrested and flogged for indecency every year, and laws can be applied arbitrarily. They say the law in Muslim-majority Sudan against wearing trousers and short or tight skirts discriminates against Christians. Traditionally, women in Sudan wear loose flowing robes. Campaigner Amira Osman told Netherlands-based Radio Dabanga t...

FG will continue to support growth of the creative industry – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government would continue to provide an enabling environment for the growth of the creative industry in the country. : Minister for Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed briefing journalists on the prosciption of all activities of the Independent People of Biafra at the Presidential villa, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adehsida Mohammed made this statement at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos during the premiere of the movie, “The Bridge’’, produced by Lasun Ray and directed by Kunle Afolayan. The minister said that the film industry was one of the best sectors where Nigeria had begun to export its products to the world because it was an area the country had a comparative advanta...

Anti-US protest over Jerusalem turns violent in Lebanon

Lebanese security forces on Sunday fired tear gas and water cannon at demonstrators attempting to march on the US embassy in Beirut in protest at President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Security forces cut off all roads leading to the embassy in northern Beirut to prevent protesters from reaching the mission. Anti US protest in Lebanon turns violent The forces also set up barbed wire around 1 kilometre from the embassy. The forces fired tear gas when the demonstrators tried to breach the barbed wire and reach a closed road leading to the embassy, a police source said. In response, angry demonstrators hurled stones at security forces and set nearby garbage drums on fire, witnesses said. Some protesters also torched an effigy of Trump. Othe...

‘Time is of the essence,’ UN warns North Korea

“Time is of the essence” to find a diplomatic solution to rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the UN’s political chief told North Korea’s foreign minister during a visit to Pyongyang this week, a spokesman said Saturday. Jeffrey Feltman, the highest-ranking UN official to visit the reclusive communist state since February 2010, had a series of meetings with Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and his deputy Pak Myong Guk in the trip which ran from Tuesday to Friday. Kim Jong Un: North Korea threatens the United States Both parties agreed that the current situation was the most tense and dangerous peace and security issue in the world today, the UN said in a statement. Feltman’s visit follows last month’s launch by North Korea of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang said cou...