25
Jun2017

Not only women are feminists, there are men too —Lydia Forson

Not only women are feminists, there are men too —Lydia Forson

One of Ghana’s leading lady of the big screen, Lydia Forson has come out to defend women who are feminists, explaining in a lengthy rant on Instagram what feminism is all about. Forson, who emerged as the Best Actress in Africa at the 2010 African Movie Academy Award, says feminism is not limited to only women, but men too “Feminism is all about fighting for equality irrespective of gender. If...

25
Jun2017

8 things Muslims should do on day of Eid

8 things Muslims should do on day of Eid

The Imam of the Harkatul Falahil Islam Juma’at Mosque Kaduna, Mohammed Mai-Iyali, has described eight Sunnah of the prophet every Muslim should do on the day of ‘Eid. 1 – One of the most important thing to do before going to Eid is to make sure he offer the Zakat al-Fitr which is due that day. The Prophet (SAW) instructed that it should be paid before the ‘Eid prayer. It...

24
Jun2017

I bought my three pump action guns from Lagos Police Command –US returnee

I bought my three pump action guns from Lagos Police Command –US returnee

A middle-aged man, Ailabogie Aikpaojie, arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for unlawful possession of firearms – three pump action single barrelled guns and 250 live cartridges – has said that he bought the arms and ammunition from the state police command. Speaking to journalists after he and several others were paraded for different offences by the Acting Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Deputy Commissioner of Police Dasuki...

23
Jun2017

Nigeria, nine others to account for 50% of world population by 2050 – UN report

Nigeria, nine others to account for 50% of world population by 2050 – UN report

The United Nations Economic and Social Affairs Department on Wednesday released its “World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision.” The summary of the report is produced below: The report suggests, among other key findings, that the world’s population would increase by slightly more than one billion people over the next 13 years, reaching 8.6 billion in 2030, and increasing further to 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion by 2100. More...

21
Jun2017

Nigeria, Malaysia move to strengthen Maths skill with Abacus

Nigeria, Malaysia move to strengthen Maths skill with Abacus

Experts in education development on Wednedsday urged Nigerians to adopt the SIP Abacus teaching method that has origin in Malaysia to strengthen Mathematics skills in Nigeria. According to the founder of SIP Worldwide, Mr. Kelvin Than, being a Sociable Intellectual and Progressive (SIP) way of aiding learning, Abacus has been used to coach 500,000 kids between five and twelve since 1993 in India, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Tanzania, South Africa...

21
Jun2017

Free sanitary pads for Kenya schoolgirls

Free sanitary pads for Kenya schoolgirls

Schoolgirls in Kenya have to be provided with sanitary towels, under the amended Basic Education Act that has been signed into law by President Uhurru Kenyatta. The news was announced on the president's official website this afternoon. The Act was earlier amended by parliament to make it mandatory for the government to supply schoolgirls with sanitary towels. This is a big win in the campaign to improve education for girls....

21
Jun2017

4 signs a business venture is going nowhere

4 signs a business venture is going nowhere

In today’s business environment, there are many business ventures to invest in. For this reason, it is important to be particular about the one you choose invest in to avoid devastating losses. Lack of Focus This is especially the case with start-ups. If a business venture is focused on one thing this month, then next month the focus has changed again to something else, and it’s the same a month...

19
Jun2017

Nigerian hackers steal $3b worldwide - Reports

Nigerian hackers steal $3b worldwide - Reports

Nigerian hackers and cyber criminals are being accused of masterminding a grand theft of information and money running into billions of dollars, worldwide. According to experts, the Nigerians are able to carry out the heist by sending phishing emails to commercial organizations and industrial enterprises, which they later steal dry. FBI estimates that these phishing attacks have cost companies over $3 billion. The number of affected companies exceeds 22,143. Kaspersky...

18
Jun2017

Have mercy on us, Evans wife, Uchenna begs Nigerians

Have mercy on us, Evans wife, Uchenna begs Nigerians

…I didn’t know he was into crime …He took part in our daily prayers and always prayed Psalm 23 …His wealth should be sold off and given to his victims …I didn’t know he was this rich, the highest he gave to me was N200,000 …Please, forgive him for the sake of myself and the children The call was a surprise. And in the words of our Crime Editor, Emma...

17
Jun2017

Man jailed for sharing photo of dead Grenfell Tower fire victim on Facebook

Man jailed for sharing photo of dead Grenfell Tower fire victim on Facebook

A man who posted pictures on Facebook of the body of someone believed to have leapt to his death from the Grenfell Tower fire has been jailed for three months. Omega Mwaikambo, 43, posted one video and two pictures of the body bag with the man inside and then later five pictures of the victim's face and body after opening it to look inside. He pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates...

17
Jun2017

Issues as INEC prepares ahead of 2019 -Fidelis Mac-Leva

Issues as INEC prepares ahead of 2019 -Fidelis Mac-Leva

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) played host to key stakeholders in the electoral process at a workshop in Kaduna to review the commission’s existing communication policy ahead of the 2019 general elections. Presided over by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the two-day workshop was attended by all national commissioners, Resident Electoral Commissioners, directors, administrative secretaries, heads of voter education and publicity department from all the states and other...

16
Jun2017

Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died at 87. Kohl's Christian Democratic Union party posted on Twitter: "We are in sorrow. #RIP #HelmutKohl." The daily newspaper Bild reported that Kohl died Friday at his home in Ludwigshafen. Over his 16 years at the country's helm from 1982 to 1998...

16
Jun2017

Chinese boss cripples Ogun worker with kung fu kicks - Samson Folarin

Chinese boss cripples Ogun worker with kung fu kicks - Samson Folarin

…Ogun police accused of taking bribe A worker with Bedmate Furniture Company, Magboro, Ogun State, William Ekanem, is in pain after his spinal bone was allegedly damaged by his Chinese boss, identified as Master Wan. PUNCH Metro learnt that Master Wan, who is skilled in kung fu, had demanded to see a bag of rice which Ekanem bought from a foodstuffs seller, identified as Iya Melo, on the premises of...

15
Jun2017

FIN - the secret Facebook group of Nigerian women - Stephanie Hagerty

FIN - the secret Facebook group of Nigerian women - Stephanie Hagerty

It is one of Facebook's fastest growing communities and has become such a phenomenon that last week, Mark Zuckerberg asked to meet its founder. But what is Fin? Female IN or Fin is a "secret" Facebook group that has recently clocked up over a million members, largely from Nigeria. But it's a secret that founder Lola Omolola wants you to know all about - if you're a woman that is....

15
Jun2017

Mom tells teachers her daughter is "done" with homework in bold email - Kate Schweitzer

Mom tells teachers her daughter is "done" with homework in bold email - Kate Schweitzer

My kid is done with homework. I just sent an email to her school letting her know she's all done. I said "drastically reduce" but I was trying to be polite because she's finished. My 10-year-old loves learning. She independently reads 10-12 chapter books a year and regularly researches topics that interest her (right now she's writing a story about wolves). She takes coding classes, loves painting, and likes something...

14
Jun2017

5 Habits That Will Kill Your Entrepreneurial Dream

5 Habits That Will Kill Your Entrepreneurial Dream

You have dreamt about it. You can feel it and you are already making money from the enterprise you established. All in dreams. Reality dawns on you and you wish it your dream will become reality instantly. But that is not how it works. You have to work towards achieving your dreams especially if you hope to become an entrepreneur. But you are still lounging and dreaming. This may be...

14
Jun2017

Uber CEO Kalanick takes leave of absence, to lose some power

Uber CEO Kalanick takes leave of absence, to lose some power

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] Chief Executive Travis Kalanick told employees on Tuesday he will take time away from the company he helped to found, citing the need to grieve for his recently deceased mother and to work on his leadership skills, according to an email from Kalanick seen by Reuters. Kalanick, 40, did not say how long he would be away from Uber, the ride-hailing firm that he helped turn...

12
Jun2017

JUNE 12: Some Yoruba leaders in Buhari’s govt have sold us out — Ayo Adebanjo

JUNE 12: Some Yoruba leaders in Buhari’s govt have sold us out — Ayo Adebanjo

CHIEF Ayo Adebanjo, an elder statesman is a chieftain of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere. A staunch follower of the late Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Adebanjo is one of the leading voices in the South West region and he does not mince words on issues that affect the country. In this interview with DAPO AKINREFON, Adebanjo tackles South West leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who he blamed for not...

11
Jun2017

Scientists say super attractive people may have a harder time holding down a relationship

Scientists say super attractive people may have a harder time holding down a relationship

Could this have been their downfall? It's not easy being really, really ridiculously good looking. Sure, you might make more money, be promoted more quickly, be seen as more "morally upright," and make friends with equally-beautiful people, but your perfectly symmetrical face and smoking-hot bod may just be the downfall of your happily ever after. A study, conducted this year by researchers led by social psychologist Christine Ma-Kellams, included several...

11
Jun2017

How notorious kidnapper, Evans was caught like a chicken

How notorious kidnapper, Evans was caught like a chicken

There was tumultuous ovation and excitement, yesterday, at the Force Headquarters, Kam Salem House, Abuja, and the Police Command, Ikeja, Lagos, after news filtered that the notorious and most dreaded kidnap kingpin in the country, Evans, has been arrested by the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, inside his bedroom, in the Magodo area of Lagos. Evans, described as the most notorious, high profile kidnapper – and the richest...

11
Jun2017

Trump impeachment calls surge as President faces ‘Most Serious Scandal’ in U.S. history - Jason Le Miere

Trump impeachment calls surge as President faces ‘Most Serious Scandal’ in U.S. history - Jason Le Miere

Amid James Comey’s damning testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, calls for President Donald Trump to face impeachment proceedings are surging. In the past 48 hours, two of the leading Trump resistance groups have called for the first time for the impeachment process to start against Trump on charges of obstruction of Justice. Former FBI Director Comey testified Thursday that Trump asked him to drop an investigation into his former...

11
Jun2017

The happiest couples — married or not — tend to share a key characteristic - Erin Brodwin

The happiest couples — married or not — tend to share a key characteristic - Erin Brodwin

The sun is out, flowers are blooming, and your refrigerator is so cluttered with wedding invitations you can hardly find the handle. There's nothing quite like wedding season to get you contemplating the next phase of your relationship. So you're probably wondering — let's just say theoretically — how might tying the knot affect my partner and I? Will it make us happier? Strengthen our relationship? Aside from the enthusiastic...

11
Jun2017

Why some Nigerians are praying for Buhari to die — President’s aide

Why some Nigerians are praying for Buhari to die — President’s aide

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Mrs. Lauretta Onochie, in this interview with OLALEKAN ADETAYO, speaks on her allegation that some Nigerians hired marabouts and pastors to pray for the President to die, among other issues How has it been working for the President as an aide in charge of social media, especially with many social media commentators who are quick to say they have not seen any...

09
Jun2017

5 WAYS BEING OUTDOORS IMPROVES YOUR HEALTH

5 WAYS BEING OUTDOORS IMPROVES YOUR HEALTH

Spending time outdoors contributes to your health in more ways than you can imagine. It Increases Vitamin D Levels The level of Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin which has great disease-fighting powers, is increased in your body when you spend time outdoors especially when the sun is out. However, be sure not to overdo this sun exposure, as too much exposure to the sun’s harsh rays can be problematic to...

09
Jun2017

7 Tips To Check Social Media Envy 

7 Tips To Check Social Media Envy 

Social media is now an integral part of our lives. It has given many the opportunity to put their lives out there. As a result, some people take advantage of it to share anything whether they are celebrities or not. They post photos of wads of cash, fleets of cars, filtered pictures as well as fits achieved and much more. These contents are consumed by persons who spend hours gliding...

08
Jun2017

Yvonne Enakhena Releases Teaser Trailer for Upcoming Movie ‘Trace’

Yvonne Enakhena Releases Teaser Trailer for Upcoming Movie ‘Trace’

Nollywood actress and producer, Yvonne Enakhena, has released a teaser trailer to her upcoming movie ‘Trace’. The movie stars a wholesome number of the industry’s names including Blossom Chukwujekwu, Bayray Mcwinzu, David Jones David, Gregory Ojefua, among others. The short trailer gives viewers an idea of what to expect in the movie; showing a couple of suspense-filled scenes – the opening scene shows Blossom Chukwujekwu and Yvonne Enakhena in a...

04
Jun2017

7 tips for millennials entering the real world- Kimbrely Dandridge

7 tips for millennials entering the real world- Kimbrely Dandridge

The transition from school to the real world can be an exciting time, but it can present challenges filled with uncertainty and stress. As a recent law school graduate, school was the focal point of my life for many years. After being in school 20 years straight, I recently entered into the real world and began my journey as a working professional. Here are a few tips in making the...

03
Jun2017

Inside the world of Lagos’ beggars’ union where members pay levies, lobby for locations - Eric Dumo

Inside the world of Lagos’ beggars’ union where members pay levies, lobby for locations - Eric Dumo

Helping himself to a gorgeous-looking bowl of rice and chilled bottle of a popular soft drink as his hands carefully flicked through each naira note from the bunch clutched tightly between his left palm, Adamu Turaki, 54, sang quietly but excitedly to himself at intervals as he rests from a tiring day at ‘work’. Having returned to the spot after nearly walking nine, energy-sapping hours navigating different street corners in...

30
May2017

50 years on: Nigeria's Biafra secessionist movement - Chika Oduah

50 years on: Nigeria's Biafra secessionist movement - Chika Oduah

Umuahia, Nigeria-Nnamdi Kanu waves his hand and puffs in frustration: "Nothing seems to be working in Nigeria. There is pain and hardship everywhere. What we're fighting [for] is not self-determination for the sake of it. It's because Nigeria is not functioning and can never function." The leader of a group demanding the secession of southeastern Nigeria is speaking exclusively to Al Jazeera in the parlour of his father's home in...

20
May2017

Week two of acting presidency: Osinbajo twice lucky - Levinus Nwabughiogu

Week two of acting presidency: Osinbajo twice lucky - Levinus Nwabughiogu

Though he had previously functioned as Acting President in 2016, he didn’t break the ice until January 19, 2017 when his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, traveled to London on medical vacation. A couple of activities gave him some resonance. Yet, again, another opportunity has presented itself and he has grabbed it with both hands, obviously fulfilling the dreams of his boss. While the opportunity is usually hard to come by,...

20
May2017

Blame Fraudulent centres, candidates for UTME challenges –Prof. Oloyede, JAMB Registrar

Blame Fraudulent centres, candidates for UTME challenges –Prof. Oloyede, JAMB Registrar

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, addresses the challenges around the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and other issues in this interview with OLALEYE ALUKO The JAMB 2017 registration has been fraught with problems. According to NOI Polls, 60 per cent of the 2017 JAMB registration applicants experienced one form of difficulty or the other during registration. Is that a source of worry to...

19
May2017

Students starve as politicians eat fat

Students starve as politicians eat fat

Students in public boarding schools are fed with an average of N200 a day per student, Daily Trust investigations have shown. This fact contrasts sharply with what their leaders at the national and state levels spend to feed themselves as reflected in their annual budgets. Analysis of the 2017 budget figures shows that the students in the federal government unity colleges across the country are being fed with less than...

10
May2017

President Buhari’s prolonged absences put Nigeria on edge -Dionne Searcey and Tony Iyare

President Buhari’s prolonged absences put Nigeria on edge -Dionne Searcey and Tony Iyare

Nigeria’s ailing president, Muhammadu Buhari, had been seen in public so rarely that some Nigerians were convinced he was dead. Some of his supporters have called on him to step down, at least until his health improves. His wife recently defended him, posting on Twitter that the president’s condition was “not as bad as it’s being perceived.” As the worries grew, Mr. Buhari desperately needed a victory to show that...

19
Apr2017

I defied pressure to disqualify Buhari in 2015 – Ex-AGF, Adoke

I defied pressure to disqualify Buhari in 2015 – Ex-AGF, Adoke

Former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke has disclosed how he came under pressure to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari from the 2015 election upon claims the then All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidate was guilty of certificate forgery. Adoke now on exile from the country in a lengthy interview also disclosed how former President Goodluck Jonathan was denied access into the Presidential Lounge at the...

19
Apr2017

Algeria parties ordered to show female faces on posters

Algeria parties ordered to show female faces on posters

Algerian political parties have agreed to show female candidates' faces after some posters displayed blank avatars instead, the state news agency says. Parties in Bordj Bou Arreridj Province had been showing hijabs surrounding blank spaces alongside photos of male candidates. On Tuesday the election authorities gave parties two days to display photos or be removed from the vote. An official said the practice was illegal. "This kind of encroachment is...

18
Apr2017

Emekus: The frustrations of a young professional -Blessing Akinsehinwa

Emekus: The frustrations of a young professional -Blessing Akinsehinwa

‘Mekus Mekus’, ‘Emekus my man’, ‘My guy open door nau, I know say you dey dis house’. The wooden door opened slowly, and there he was standing by the door wearing a long face, looking downcast and dejected. ‘Ahnahn, Emeka. Guy wetin do you. You dey so? I dey pass for dis your area come say make I come hala you.’ ‘T-Money’, Emeka said to me as he stepped aside...

16
Apr2017

T-BOSS: I’m not a witch

T-BOSS: I’m not a witch

Taking time out of her busy itinerary, Tokunbo Idowu, aka T-Boss, second-runner of the recently concluded Big Brother Naija reality show who generated so much buzz and controversy, speaks to JOE AGBRO JR. about her experience and relationships in the house and how she takes negative comments like water on a duck. Two months in the Big Brother Naija house. How does it feel being outside? Actually, it was almost...

12
Apr2017

Yemi Ogunbiyi at 70 - Tunde Olusunle

Yemi Ogunbiyi at 70 - Tunde Olusunle

This essay attempts an examination of the variegated professional career of Yemi Ogunbiyi, one of the most prominent shapers of the contemporary media practice in Nigeria and his contributions to Nigerian theatre scholarship; literary criticism and new journalism in Nigeria. It traces his vocational origins as a theatre scholar and practitioner, through his venture into journalism, as an innovator and seasoned administrator in two of Nigeria’s largest newspaper conglomerates in...

10
Apr2017

Nigeria would ‘ve been better with Obasanjo’s third term – Osuntokun

Nigeria would ‘ve been better with Obasanjo’s third term – Osuntokun

Chief Akin Osuntokun, erudite public affairs commentator was a senior aide in the Olusegun Obasanjo administration serving variously as a campaign adviser, presidential adviser and as Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. Osuntokun, who is worried by the state of affairs in the country in this interview makes profound comments and suggestions not only in solving the present drift, but also gives insights on how the component...

08
Apr2017

Gen. Bamaiyi is "a bloody liar" -Col. Gabriel Ajayi

Gen. Bamaiyi is "a bloody liar" -Col. Gabriel Ajayi

Ex-Army chief’s deputy describes his boss’ book as a fictional thriller Recently, former Chief of Army Staff, Gen Ishaya Bamaiyi (Retd) stirred the hornet’s nest when he unveiled his book: “Vindication of a General” to the public. His account of the government of late Head of State, Gen Sani Abacha in the book has continued to generate controversy. In this interview with WILLY EYA, one of the victims of that...