Monday, September 24, 2018

OPEC, Russia rebuff Trump

Saudi Arabia oil minister Khalid Falih at OPEC’s Algiers meeting: rebuffs Trump OPEC’s largest producer Saudi Arabia and its biggest oil-producer ally outside the group, Russia, rebuffed US President Donald Trump on Sunday over his call for more oil output to reduce prices. “I do... https://www.nan.ng/news/opec-russia-rebuff-trump/

Tanzania buries 224 victims of ferry disaster

The coffins for victims of Tanzania ferry disaster about to be lowered into the graves Tanzania declared the whole nation was in mourning Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a devastating ferry capsize on Lake Victoria that left people 224 dead. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa... https://www.nan.ng/news/tanzania-buries-224-victims-of-ferry-disaster/

NASS Postpones Resumption Of Plenary To October 9

National Assembly Complex (file)  The National Assembly has postponed the resumption of plenary earlier scheduled for September 25, to October 9, 2018.This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the clerk of the National Assembly, M. A. Sani-Omolori.The development according to him is due to the activities of the primaries of political parties.Omolori, therefore, asked the lawmakers to resume plenary by 10:00 am on October 9. More on Local 3 hours ago 2019: PDP Clears Governor Ishaku As Party’s Candidate 9 hours ago INEC Fixes September 27 For Run-Off Election In Osun 11 hours ago Osun Decides: US Calls For Peaceful Conclusion 11 hours ago Osun Election: Controversy As ‘Official’ Claims He Shredded Results For Aiyedaade MORE FROM CHANNELS TV Joint NASS Committee Presents Fourth Version Of Electoral Act Amendment Bill Local Jonathan Commends Saraki For ‘Strong’ NASS Leadership Local 2019 Elections: NASS Committees To Decide Source Of INEC Budget Funding Local Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.National Assembly Complex (file)  The National Assembly has postponed the resumption of plenary earlier scheduled for September 25, to October 9, 2018.This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the clerk of the National Assembly, M. A. Sani-Omolori.The development according to him is due to the activities of the primaries of political parties.Omolori, therefore, asked the lawmakers to resume plenary by 10:00 am on October 9. National Assembly Complex (file)  The National Assembly has postponed the resumption of plenary earlier scheduled for September 25, to October 9,...

Gov Ugwuanyi Moves To Strengthen Healthcare Delivery In Enugu — Leadership...

Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has taken a bold step towards strenghtening healthcare delivery in the state through his assent to the state’s Health Sector Reform bill passed into law by the State Assembly. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fintan Ekochin, who addressed newsmen after the meeting of the State Executive Council (Exco), said the new law will bring a lot of positive changes to the health sector in the state and will comprehensively address health-related issues for the people’s overall benefit. Ekochin explained that the law has new components that were integrated for positive results, disclosing that the district health system introduced by the colonial government has been repackaged and replaced, accordingly. He added that the district health boards were also affected by the new law, saying: “We are now going to key into the Ward Health System, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) had recommended and was long adopted by the federal government.” The health commissioner further explained that the law gives the state government the authority to oversee healthcare from the hospital management board, saying that “this hospital management board takes over from health management board that existed before now”. He disclosed that a new agency, the Primary Healthcare Development Agency, will be established immediately “to ensure that the primary healthcare programmes are implemented in Enugu State under one roof, in line with the National primary healthcare care development agency’s guideline. “This is going to see to further revitalization of primary health care centres at the grassroots designed to provide adequate healthcare services to the rural dwellers,” he said. Another component of the new law, according to the commissioner, was the Agency for Universal Health Coverage, which he stated has a world health coverage. Copyright LEADERSHIP.All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published,...

Chelsea Boss Sarri Expects Tough Clash Vs Rampant Liverpool

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is expecting a tough clash against Liverpool in their Wednesday’s Carabao Cup Third Round clash at Anfield while admitting that it may take a year before his team can match Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s team currently hold 100 per cent in the EPL having won their opening six games while Sarri’s men dropped points for the first time this season in a goalless draw at West Ham on Sunday. “They are a step forward of us at this moment,” Sarri said in a press conference ahead of the Carabao Cup clash with Liverpool. “We have to play against a very, very good team, who has worked with the same coach for three years. “We have started to work together 40 days ago, less 10 days for the international break, so for us it is a bit early. We have to work and then, maybe, in one year we will be at the same level as Liverpool. “It will be a really difficult match, maybe, spectacular but for us, difficult.” I don’t think there is an easy... https://www.completesportsnigeria.com/carabao-cup-chelsea-boss-sarri-expects-tough-clash-vs-rampant-liverpool/

2019 elections: APC reschedules presidential primaries

Adams Oshiomhole The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced that its Presidential Primaries will hold on Sept. 27 as against the earlier announced date of Sept. 25. Mr Yekini Nabena, the APC National Publicity Secretary, announced this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. He added that duly registered party members were to collect their permanent membership cards from their various wards. The APC presidential primaries is to pass an affirmative vote on President Muhammadu Buhari who is the party’s sole Presidential candidate for the 2019 Presidential election. 2019 elections: APC reschedules presidential primaries

Mantu commends Secondus for ‘repackaging PDP’

Dr. Umar Mantu, a House of Representatives aspirant in Plateau, has commended PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, for “repackaging PDP into a portent political force’’. Mantu, son of former deputy senate president Ibrahim Mantu, who is seeking to represent Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency, spoke on Monday in Bokkos, in an interactive session with PDP stakeholders in the constituency. “Not long ago, the PDP was virtually written off by political analysts, but the situation has changed dramatically. “Now, the PDP is a portent political force courted by many and envied by rival political groups. “Few months ago, all we heard were people defecting from the party to other political parties. Now, everyone is rushing into the PDP. It has turned into our modern Noah’s ark. “The PDP has attracted new members and regained the old ones that left. It has regained the leadership of the National Assembly with Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Tanimu Dogara back to the fold. “We started this year as an opposition party, but we now lead the legislative arm of government and the rival APC has been reduced to the opposition party. “Secondus has done so much for the party. He has re-positioned the PDP into a popular brand cherished by everyone. In fact, even PDP’s rivals admire and envy his leadership style,’’ Mantu, a 32-year-old lawyer, said. Mantu particularly lauded the PDP national and state leaderships for learning from its past mistakes and resolving to make every member a stakeholder. “Those defecting to the PDP had many options. There are close to 100 other options, but the defectors chose to troop to PDP because of the way its affairs are being steered,’’ he said. The aspirant particularly commended the PDP leadership for remaining firm and standing by its promise to be fair to everyone. Read Also: Mantu’s son, Umar, joins race for House of Reps...

Kwara community wants late Bamigboye immortalised

Bamigboye The Omu-Aran community in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara has called for adequate recognition for the late Retired Brig.-Gen. David Bamigboye. Oba Abdulraheem Adeoti, the traditional ruler of the community and the Olomu of Omu-Aran, Oba Abdulraheem Adeoti, made the appeal in a tribute on the late Bamigboye in Omu-Aran on Sunday. Adeoti said the deceased being the first Military Governor of the State coupled with the landmark achievements his tenure entrenched across the state deserved to be immortalised. According to him, the people of Omu-Aran believe that Bamigboye did his best with the resources available to lay a solid foundation for the state as the first governor. “In as much as we remain grateful to the state government for its love, assistance and support at all time. “Most recently, we will remain indebted to the government over its supportive roles in ensuring a peaceful selection processes culminating in my coronation as the new Olomu of Omu-Aran. “But regrettably, it is saddened and disheartening that not a single street or building had yet to be named in recognition of our illustrious son, Bamigboye. “We are therefore, using this medium to appeal to the government and other relevant agencies to make it a point of duty and address this anomaly,” he said. Oba Adeoti described Bamigboye as a community leader with sincere for passion for unity and development. “He is always keen on contributing his quota to the transformation of the community with many infrastructure to his credit. “As the Esinkin-Omu of Omu-Aran, he will surely be missed and remembered for his fatherly roles and advices,” he said. Also, Mrs Raliat Oyinloye, the immediate sister of the deceased, described Bamigboye as the rallying point of the family while alive. “The vacuum left behind by Bamigboye will be very difficult to fill, especially as he was always the rallying point of...

Cleric calls on Nigerians to have faith in God — Daily...

A Cleric, Pastor Ademola Popoola has called on Nigerians to have faith in God’s ability to do the impossible in the country. Pastor Popoola made the call Sunday in his sermon delivered at the 52th anniversary of Queen Esther Band of Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church Ilorin District Headquarters. The Cleric who spoke on “faith exploit” implored Nigerians to believe firmly in the ability of God to turn things around for better in the country especially in the political, economic, educational and physical aspects. He described faith as a violent storm that changes things positively calling on the people to believe in God. Pastor Popoola who identified six types of faith noted that with faith all things are possible. Like this:Like Loading... Source link

INEC declares Osun guber inconclusive, PDP, APC to fight another day

The PDP accused the APC of manipulating the process to cause a stalemate, which necessitated INEC’s decision to declare the contest inconclusive. Ismail Omipidan, Clement Adeyi, Osogbo and Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The two leading political parties in the Osun State governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), are squaring up for another fight on Thursday as they disagreed sharply yesterday over the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to declare the election held on Saturday inconclusive. While the PDP believed that the decision was uncalled for, the APC saw nothing wrong in it. This was even as the PDP accused the APC of allegedly manipulating the process to cause a stalemate, which necessitated INEC’s decision to declare the contest inconclusive. READ ALSO:  INEC declares Osun guber election inconclusive After the collation of results, INEC announced that the PDP’s candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke polled 254,698 votes, ahead of APC’s Gboyega Oyetola, who polled 254,345 votes. Osun Guber Result But the Returning Officer, Professor Joseph Fuwape, Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, said even though the PDP candidate led with a difference of 353 votes, it was not enough to declare him winner, going by INEC’s guidelines. According to him, INEC’s election guidelines stipulate that where the margin of victory in the election is lower than the number of voters in units where elections are cancelled, no winner shall be declared. Instead, he said a supplementary election would be ordered to determine the eventual winner. “Unfortunately, as the Returning Officer, it is not possible to declare anybody as the clear winner of the election on the first ballot. The total registered voters in the five polling units where elections were cancelled are 3,498 votes. “Since that figure is higher than the difference between the votes of the leading candidates, a...

Tinubu, Ambode and politricks of godfathers

The questions are: Why does Tinubu (or his supporters) want Ambode out? Has the governor not performed well in his first term? Casmir Igbokwe It is no longer news that they are playing cat and mouse. The cat appears to be former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu. The mouse is his godson and current Governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode. As the game becomes more interesting, Lagosians get more confused. And they have been asking, what is going on? Tinubu, also known as Asiwaju or the Jagaban, allegedly does not want Ambode to go for his second term as governor. All entreaties to him have reportedly fallen on deaf ears. Not even Ambode’s wife, Bolanle, could convince him to support her husband. READ ALSO: Lagos 2019: It’s over for Ambode as peace efforts fail So far, it is not clear how this game will end. Even the meeting Ambode had with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors appears not to have resolved the issue. But for the Jagaban and his clan of supporters, the new pawn is Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a former commissioner in the state. The questions are: Why does Tinubu (or his supporters) want Ambode out? Has the governor not performed well in his first term? Or did he not carry the major stakeholders along in the scheme of things in the state? There have been different permutations and analysis on the cause of the alleged rift. Poor performance in office has not featured as one of them. The governor, from the reckoning of many Lagosians, has done relatively well. For instance, there is massive infrastructural development in the state. Last Friday, the state government said work on the Pen Cinema Flyover in the Agege area of Lagos was at 60 percent completion stage. The government also said the 10-lane Oshodi-International Airport Road was at 50...

Teen Rescued After Seven Weeks Adrift At sea

 An Indonesian teenager survived seven weeks adrift at sea after his tiny fishing trap lost its moorings and ended up some 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) away in waters near the Pacific island of Guam, his family said Monday.Aldi Novel Adilang’s harrowing tale began in mid-July when the 18-year-old was working solo on a fishing hut anchored about 125 kilometres (77 miles) off Indonesia’s Sulawesi island.His job was to keep the vessel’s lamps lit to attract fish. Its owner would reportedly come by weekly to drop off food, clean water, fuel and other supplies.The floating fishing trap, known as a rompong, had no engine or paddles and was anchored to the seabed with a long rope, but heavy winds knocked it off its moorings and sent Adilang out to sea, local media said.Rompongs are traditionally used to trap fish in Indonesia, but are often unmanned, secured by buoys and ropes.Local media reported that the owner of Adilang’s rompong had as many as 50 moored in the surrounding waters“His boss told my husband that he went missing,” Adilang’s mother Net Kahiking told AFP from her home in Sulawesi.“So we just surrendered to God and kept praying hard.”The teen, who only had enough food to last several days, survived by catching fish, Mirza Nurhidayat, the Indonesian consul general in Osaka, who oversaw his eventual return, told the Jakarta Post.After Adilang ran out of the cooking gas, “he burned the rompong’s wooden fences to make a fire for cooking,” he said.“He drank by sipping water from his clothes that had been wetted by sea water.”Another diplomat at the consulate, Fajar Firdaus, told the paper that “Aldi said he had been scared and often cried while adrift”.“Every time he saw a large ship…he was hopeful, but more than 10 ships...

Iran tells US, Israel to expect revenge – Punch Newspapers

The Deputy Head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Hossein Salami, warned US and Israeli leaders on Monday to expect a “devastating’’ response from Tehran. He accused them of involvement in an attack on a Military parade in the city of Ahvaz. “You have seen our revenge before. You will see that our response will be crushing and devastating and you will regret what you have done,” Salami said in a speech before the funeral of the victims broadcast live on the state television. READ ALSO: Versace soon to be sold –Report Thousands of people packed the streets of the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz to mourn the victims of Saturday’s assault that killed 25 people, including 12 members of the elite Revolutionary Guards. Many chanted “death to Israel and America’’. The coffins, wrapped in the flag of the Islamic Republic, were carried by the mourners. Many held pictures of a four-year-old boy killed in the attack, one of the worst against the most powerful military force of the Islamic Republic. (Reuters/NAN) (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) Source link

Five Trends Fashionistas Are Rocking Right Now — Guardian Life —...

New York Fashion Week, one of the major fashion events in the world, was bursting with trends to come and trends to try this season. Instead of obsessing over the trends people will be wearing in six months, some of our street style fashionistas are already rocking these trends. Photo: Who What Wear Check out some of our favourite outfit trends from fashion week. Which of these style mix-and-match outfits would you rock? 1. Full dress and chunky sneakers Dad sneakers are in right now and it’s time to start pairing them with a full statement dress. Look for a patterned dress with puffy sleeves and wear it with ease paired with chunky sneakers. 2. Flouncy dress and structured blazer Want to eat your cake and have it? If you’re running for an early meeting but intend to twirl afterwards, then one way to switch between both events is to wear a practical structured jacket over a prairie, full, more whimsical dress. 3. Statement jacket and print bottoms This might be one of our favourite outfits yet. It’s time to invest in a pair of animal-print pants, in case you haven’t put one in your wardrobe yet. Go for a timeless, retro statement or 70s-inspired jacket or tone it down and go rockstar with a more classic leather jacket instead. 4. Boilersuit and pumps Out with regular jumpsuits and in with boilersuits. Throw on this comfortable, versatile one-piece-wonder with sleek pumps to add a touch of sophistication to your look. Photo: Who What Wear 5. Floral dress and combat boots You can never go wrong with a floral midi dress and combat boots. In the spirit of rocking frilly pieces with edgy accessories, pair a soft midi dress with hard boots for an edgy, chic look. Related Source link Five Trends Fashionistas Are Rocking Right Now — Guardian Life — The Guardian...

Inconclusive Osun election: APC rejects PDP’s victory claim

The All Progressives Congress ( APC ) has rejected calls by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that Saturday’s inconclusive governorship election be announced in its favour describing such calls as baseless. In a statement signed by the Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the party said that despite reported irregularities, the election was a departure from what it use to be under the PDP government. The APC asked its supporters in Osun State a d the electorates to remain upbeat and focused on the task of consolidating on the APC Change administration in the state by voting for the victory of our candidate, Gboyega Oyetola. The statement reads: “the All Progressives Congress (APC) hail the Osun electorate; Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); security agencies and relevant stakeholders over the conduct of Saturday’s inconclusive governorship election in the state which was largely peaceful despite some reported irregularities. “While we continue to improve on our electoral processes, particularly correcting some irregularities witnessed in Saturday’s election, the APC commends the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration which has continually exhibited its commitment to ensuring that elections are more peaceful, transparent, credible and acceptable. “This is a departure from the situation under past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administrations where the people’s will was subverted and elections where manipulated. We hereby reject the PDP’s baseless calls that the inconclusive Osun governorship election is announced in its favour. “In the lead-up to the rerun election, we call on the Osun electorate, party supporters and members to remain upbeat and focused on the task of consolidating on the APC Change administration in the state by voting for the victory of our candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.” Source link

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