March 23, 2019

2019: Yoruba leader warns politicians against violence (Nation) * Those for unity of Nigeria more than those against it – Presidency (Vanguard)

2019: Yoruba leader warns politicians against violence (Nation)    *  Those for unity of Nigeria more than those against it – Presidency (Vanguard)

2019: Yoruba leader warns politicians against violence (Nation)

As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, the President-General of Yoruba Community in 19 Northern states, Dr. Jimpat Aiyelangbe has called on politicians to play by the rules of the game so as to avoid the plunging country into unwarranted violence that could lead to the breakdown of law and order. Aiyelangbe who is also the President of Ethnic Community Leaders in Kano (ECLAK), urged Nigerians to resist being drawn into unnecessary ethnic conflicts by unpatriotic politicians who are bent on destroying the unity and of the country for their quest grab power by all means. Read more

Those for unity of Nigeria more than those against it – Presidency (Vanguard)
The presidency on Thursday debunked the allegation that there was a bomb blast on the Sallah day that killed about 88 people, describing such allegation as mischievous. The Presidency also stated that those for a peaceful, united and cohesive Nigeria were more than those against it, adding that those with baleful, hateful thoughts would never win. Read more

Nigeria is sick, in need of men like Waive – PFN Chairman (Vanguard)
CHAIRMAN, Delta State chapter of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Bishop Kingsley Enakirerhi, Thursday lamented the socio-economic state of the country noting that the “country is sick” and need men like Rev Francis Waive, a House of Representative hopeful for Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC to heal it. Read more
Bauchi residents at risk of cancer, impotency – Medical experts (Vanguard)

Residents of Bauchi state will have to apply caution to the kind of water they drink as medical experts say they are at risk of cancer and impotency if they continue to consume water in plastic and polythene bags, exposed to sun. The investigation follows the rise of cancer cases in Bauchi, with over 61 new cases of cancer-related ailments. Read more 

Nigeria doesn’t know whether to be socialist or capitalist country ()

Nigeria’s government often struggles with the idea of a free market. On one hand, it woos investors about the potential of doing business in Nigeria but on the other, it often tries to dictate how their businesses should be run. This week, the example of DStv, the South-Africa owned pay TV company in Nigeria, proves that point as Nigeria’s Consumer Protection Council (CPC) secured a court ruling stopping DStv from increasing prices this month as planned. CPC claims that the move is part of an investigation over consumer complaints including DStv’s “arbitrary pricing.” The CPC says it is also investigating DStv for signing exclusive agreements with content providers and making it harder for competitors to offer premium content as well as the possibility of the company intentionally increasing prices in Nigeria to “compensate” for losses in other African markets. Read more

Lawyer Seeks Buhari’s Intervention on security situation (Nation)

An Abuja based Human Rights lawyer, Leo Ekpenyong has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the security situation in Akwa Ibom state. The activist said there was urgent need to address the situation before it escalated. Ekpenyong was reacting to an alleged attack on the country home of Senator Godswill Akpabio on Tuesday, in a statement in Abuja. Read more

Three years not enough to judge Buhari administration, says Tinubu (Guardian)

The former two-term governor of Lagos said despite the looting President Muhammadu Buhari is gradually restoring the hope of Nigerians. “Three years is not enough time for retouching, redevelopment and re-engineering the country. There is a lot of hope, there is a lot of expectation,” Tinubu said. He noted that the vision of president “will not take a magical touch to bring it to reality. It takes patience and perseverance,”

Police foil attempt to burn church in Jos (PremiumTimes)

The police in Plateau State say they foiled an attempt by some youth to set ablaze a Catholic church in the state. The affected church is located in Kongo Rosha part of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. Terna Tyopev, Police Public Relation Officer in the state, told PREMIUM TIMES that the incident occurred on Wednesday at about 10:30 p.m. Read more

Genevieve’s `Lionheart’ to premiere in Toronto Film Festival (Punch)

Nollywood veteran Genevieve Nnaji’s latest movie, `Lionheart’ is set to premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. The annual festival is scheduled to take place from September 6 to September 16. Nnaji’s first directional movie `Lionheart’ will screen for the first time at the festival on Friday, September 7, 2018. Read more

Mikel will not be available for Seychelles Match – Gernot Rohr (footballlive)

Coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed that captain John Obi Mikel will not be available for selection ahead of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles next month. Rohr speaking to ESPN said Mikel had called him to ask for his name to be withdrawn. “We spoke together. He is just coming back from injury and he needs to push his club commitments to get back in shape” Rohr said. Read more


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