Senate to get ministerial nominees’ list before Friday — Lawan

Nigeria Senate President Lawan The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has said that the Senate will receive the list of ministerial nominees from President Mohammadu Buhari before Friday. Lawan disclosed this on Wednesday during the plenary while responding to comments from his colleagues. Sen. Bassey Akpan (PDP-Akwa Ibom) had come under order 43 to remind the Senate President and his colleagues of the delay in transmitting the list by the Executive. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Senate through its spokesperson, Sen. Dayo Adeyeye had…

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Former South Africa World Cup winner Small dies aged 50

Late James Small Former South Africa World Cup-winning winger James Small died on Wednesday at the age of 50 after suffering a heart attack. Small, a key member of the Springboks side who lifted the 1995 Rugby World Cup trophy, scored 20 tries in 47 tests between 1992 and 1997. Small was praised for his performance in the World Cup final, where his brave tackles on giant New Zealand winger Jonah Lomu helped the Boks to a surprise victory at Ellis Park. “He always played with the type of passion…

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Nigeria score last-minute winner to reach AFCON semi-finals

William Troost-Ekong’s goal put Nigeria into the semi-finals William Troost-Ekong scored a dramatic late winner to send Nigeria into the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final at the expense of South Africa. Samuel Chukwueze hit the opener as he controlled Alex Iwobi’s cross, before scoring at the second attempt. Bongani Zungu equalised with a header initially ruled out for offside before VAR replays showed a free-kick hit a Nigerian player on the way to him. But Udinese’s Troost-Ekong bundled home from close range late on to win it. His finish was…

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NSCDC: Promotion galore beckons fresh sense of direction, patriotism

Commandant-General of NSCDC, Muhammadu The recent promotions of 39 senior officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) by the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) from the rank of Deputy Commandants to Commandants including the promotion of other ranks and file has been applauded by well-meaning Nigerians as a good step in the right direction, as the promotion will enhance not only the staff morale but boost their loyalty to the nation and awakens their sense of purpose, patriotism, direction and responsibilities. In a…

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Boko Haram/ISWAP: Centre identifies high human rights compliance, Buratai’s regular visits to troops as factors in Nigeria’s war against terror

The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has identified the secrets behind the success of the Nigerian troops in their fight against insurgency in the country. The centre linked the success of the troops to high human rights compliance and regular visits of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai to soldiers on the battle field. The Centre made the observation at the public presentation of its special report on the war against terror by the Nigerian military and human rights compliance. The report, which was presented on Wednesday…

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Mrs. Obiano urges women to be role models, laments negative use of social media

Mrs Obiano  By Sunny A. David, Awka Women have been advised to uphold God’s power and wisdom to succeed in life. The wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano who gave the advice at Saint Margret Parish, Ndikelionwu in Orumba North Local Government Area during a thanksgiving service to mark the end of the fourteenth Aguata Diocesan Women’s Conference, also, charged women to always aspire to be role models. The Governor’s wife represented by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special duties, Mrs. Amaka…

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IMN: Group condemns killing of Police, says attack on security agencies an attempt to overthrow government

File photo of Shiite members on parade in Abuja The National Democratic Forum has in strong terms condemned the invasion of the National Assembly by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, (IMN), otherwise known as Shiites, on Tuesday. NDF described the attack on security agencies as an attempt to overthrow an arm of government. Recall that protesting Shiites members agitating against the continuous incarceration of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim  Al-Zaky-Zaky on Tuesday clashed with the Nigeria military, resulting in the death of some persons and burning of vehicles. The…

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