Nigeria News Network https://nnn.com.ng Read Naija News From All Nigerian Newspapers Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:42:12 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://nnn.com.ng/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-NNN-Favicon-32x32.png Nigeria News Network https://nnn.com.ng 32 32 59125489 Spain knife attacker was gay and suicidal, says wife – Punch Newspapers https://punchng.com/spain-knife-attacker-was-gay-and-suicidal-says-wife/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:42:12 +0000 https://nnn.com.ng/2018/08/21/spain-knife-attacker-was-gay-and-suicidal-says-wife-punch-newspapers/ A man shot dead as he tried to attack a Spanish police station had come out as gay months prior and wanted to commit suicide, his wife said according to Spanish media. The 29-year-old Algerian man, identified by media as Abdelouahab Taib, invoked the name of Allah during the assault early Monday morning in the town of Cornella de Llobregat in the region of Catalonia, which authorities are treating as a “terrorist attack.” In her declaration to the Mossos d’Esquadra, Catalonia’s police force, his wife, a Spaniard who had reportedly converted to Islam after meeting him, said he had told her two months ago that he was homosexual, the region’s La Vanguardia daily and other media reported. He reportedly felt “shame” about this as it conflicted with his Muslim religion, she said. READ ALSO: Trump worried talking under oath would be ‘perjury trap’ Then two weeks ago, she told him she wanted to divorce and she told police she suspected his attack was a suicide attempt, the daily said. Neither the interior ministry nor the Mossos would comment on the reports. Taib arrived at the closed police station in Cornella de Llobregat near Barcelona at 5:45 am (0345 GMT) on Monday […]

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Tambuwal, Saraki angry over Tinubu’s undiluted truth – Lauretta Onochie https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/08/tambuwal-saraki-angry-over-tinubus-undiluted-truth-lauretta-onochie/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:38:50 +0000 https://nnn.com.ng/2018/08/21/tambuwal-saraki-angry-over-tinubus-undiluted-truth-lauretta-onochie/ Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Aide on Social Media has said that the Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal and President of the Senate, Dr. Saraki are having fits over the undiluted truth spoken by the All Progressives Congress, APC, fearless national leader, Asiwaju, Chief Bola Tinubu. Saraki and Tambuwal She said that Saraki and Tambuwal relied on a fake health report the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, paid Cambridge Analytica for and defying their expectations, President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to live and he will not die. She further asking where do Nigerians stands ? Said that there are two sides in Nigeria today, the anti corruption as represented by APC’s President Buhari and the corruption as represented by PDP and ally. ‘Sadly, there are two Sides in Nigeria Today.‘1. Anti Corruption as represented by APC’s Pres. Buhari‘2. Corruption as represented by PDP and ally.‘Where do you Stand?‘Stand up for the Champion of Anti Corruption.‘The very best Africa has to offer.‘He’s the nemesis that has caught up with inglorious looters in our nation.‘He’s the Champion of the oppressed, the hope of the hopeless, the strength of the ‘weak and the vulnerable.‘Stand up and be counted for your Family, your ward, your […]

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Bank credit to private sector down 1.69% in Q2 2018 https://www.businessdayonline.com/exclusives/article/bank-credit-to-private-sector-down-1-69-in-q2-2018/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:35:45 +0000 https://nnn.com.ng/2018/08/21/bank-credit-to-private-sector-down-1-69-in-q2-2018/ Credit facilities allocated to the private sector by Nigerian banks declined by 1.69 percent to N15.34 trillion in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018 from N15.60 trillion in Q2 2017 as shown in the most recent Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report.   The credit allocation to private sector divided into three sectors namely; Agriculture,… Please visit https://www.businessdayonline.com/exclusives/article/bank-credit-to-private-sector-down-1-69-in-q2-2018/ to access this member content. Source link

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Pay Anambra 13% Derivation, Group Tells FG https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/08/21/pay-anambra-13-derivation-group-tells-fg/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:32:44 +0000 https://nnn.com.ng/2018/08/21/pay-anambra-13-derivation-group-tells-fg/ Mike Emuh David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka A group, Host Communities of Nigeria (Hostcom), has called on the federal government to commence immediate payment of 13 per cent derivation to Anambra State as an oil-producing state. The group made the call monday while briefing journalists in Awka, Anambra State capital. The group faulted the position of the federal government that the state cannot benefit from the 13 per cent derivation as an oil producing state, because its oil was not in commercial quantity. National Chairman of Hostcom, Dr. Mike Emuh who spoke to journalists after a meeting of the state chapter of the group called for explanation over the whereabouts of oil drilled from the recently discovered wells in Anambra State. He said, “If they say the oil in Anambra is not in commercial quantity, then they should tell us what has been happening to the quantity drilled from Anambra. “Even if it is one drum, we demand to know where it goes. Have they allocated Anambra oil wells to some powerful individuals? If at all oil is being drilled from Anambra, what happens to the money realised from the sale? “I tell you, Anambra is long overdue for 13per cent […]

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Muslims Celebrate Eid-El-Kabir https://www.channelstv.com/2018/08/21/muslims-celebrate-eid-el-kabir/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:23:15 +0000 https://nnn.com.ng/2018/08/21/muslims-celebrate-eid-el-kabir/ Muslim faithful gather for prayers in Daura where President Muhammadu Buhari is celebrating Eid-El-Kabir   Nigerians Muslims have joined others across the world to celebrate Eid-El-Kabir, a day set aside to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son, Ishmael. Also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice”, Eid-al-Adha is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year and considered the holier of the two. The Greater Eid also marks the end of Hajj, the five-day religious journey that takes Muslims to the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The day begins with congregational prayers by Muslim faithful, followed by the slaughtering of animals, which could be a sheep or a goat, the meat of which is shared among friends, family, and the poor. To allow Muslims mark the day, the Federal Government had declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays. Across the country on Tuesday morning, Muslims trooped out to Eid prayer grounds for the prayers. In Daura, Katsina State, where President Buhari is marking the special occasion thousands also joined him at the Eid ground for prayers. Calls for Unity In his Sallah message to the nation On Monday, the President called on […]

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Rodrigo strikes as Atletico held by Valencia in La Liga opener — Sport — The Guardian Nigeria Newspa… https://guardian.ng/sport/rodrigo-strikes-as-atletico-held-by-valencia-in-la-liga-opener/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:20:11 +0000 https://nnn.com.ng/2018/08/21/rodrigo-strikes-as-atletico-held-by-valencia-in-la-liga-opener-sport-the-guardian-nigeria-newspa/ (Back L-R) Valencia’s Brazilian goalkeeper Neto, Valencia’s Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista, Valencia’s Argentinian defender Ezequiel Garay, Valencia’s French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, Valencia’s Spanish forward Santi Mina, Valencia’s Spanish midfielder Daniel Parejo, (L-R) Valencia’s Italian defender Cristiano Piccini, Valencia’s Spanish midfielder Carlos Soler, Atletico Madrid’s Spanish midfielder Juan Moreno, Valencia’s Spanish defender Jose Luis Gaya Pena and Valencia’s Danish midfielder Daniel Wass pose for a group picture before the Spanish League football match between Valencia and Atletico Madrid at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia on August 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN Atletico Madrid failed to get their La Liga title bid off to a winning start, as Rodrigo earned Valencia a 1-1 draw at the Mestalla Stadium on Monday. Angel Correa gave Diego Simeone’s visitors a 26th-minute lead, but Rodrigo struck in the second half for the home team and last season’s runners-up Atletico failed to find a winner. There are high hopes at the Wanda Metropolitano that Atletico can muster a serious title challenge, after keeping their key players in the close season and claiming an impressive extra-time win over city rivals Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup last week. But they were given a tough […]

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Army investigates soldier for allegedly brutalising niece over plate washing https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2018/08/20/army-investigates-soldier-for-allegedly-brutalising-niece-over-plate-washing/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:16:09 +0000 https://nnn.com.ng/2018/08/21/army-investigates-soldier-for-allegedly-brutalising-niece-over-plate-washing/ Nigerian soldiers The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army in Lagos on Monday said it had started investigation on a female soldier who was accused of brutalising her niece for not washing plates. The investigation, according to a statement issued by the Division’s spokesperson, Lt.-Col. Olaolu Daudu, was borne out of a social media report on Aug. 19 where a female soldier, name yet unknown, was accused of brutalising her little niece. “The attention of the Division has been drawn to social media reports published on Sunday, Aug. 19, where a female soldier was accused of brutalising her little niece for allegedly not washing plates. “While the incident was cruel smacks respect for human dignity which the Nigerian Army totally frowns at as it is unfortunate. “Nevertheless, an investigation in to the matter has been launched by the Nigerian Army Human Rights Desk of 81 Division. “This is also in conjunction with the National Human Right Commission, South-West Zone to ascertain the level of culpability or otherwise of the accused personnel for appropriate sanctions,” Daudu said. Daudu said the 81 Division’s General Officer Commanding, Maj.-Gen. Musa Yusuf reassured the public of its uncompromising professional disposition to all forms of illegitimate […]

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Buhari, Saraki, Dogara, others urge Nigerians on peaceful co-existence http://thenationonlineng.net/buhari-saraki-dogara-others-urge-nigerians-on-peaceful-co-existence/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:12:40 +0000 https://nnn.com.ng/2018/08/21/buhari-saraki-dogara-others-urge-nigerians-on-peaceful-co-existence/ As Sallah is being celebrated today, President Muhammadu Buhari leads others in preaching peace, love and tolerance to Muslim faithful, report Ozeigbe Okoeki, Odunayo Ogunmola, Okungbowa Aiwere, Damisi Ojo, Kolade Adeyemi and Chris Oji. •Ambode, Aregbesola, Dakwambo, others preach peace President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to rise above personal, group, sectarian and other interests in the country. He urged them to promote harmony and tolerance in dealing with one another at all times. This President’s Eid-el-Kabir message according to Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, quoted him as urging Muslims to use the occasion for sober reflection and self-examination, and strive to be good ambassadors of their religion by upholding high moral values He reminded Muslims that this felicitous occasion of Eid-ul-Adha is a remembrance of the submission of Prophet Ibrahim Allaihis-Salam to Allah, his Creator, by which he taught the world the value of sacrifice in relating with one another, and when it comes to nation-building. He said “We must sacrifice for others and remember always those who are less fortunate than ourselves,” the President declared. President Buhari explained that religion is a major factor in influencing human behaviour towards good conduct and actions. Heexpressed regret that […]

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Truth Exalts A Nation As Sacrifice Sustains Its Rise — Leadership Newspaper https://leadership.ng/2018/08/21/truth-exalts-a-nation-as-sacrifice-sustains-its-rise/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:06:26 +0000 https://nnn.com.ng/2018/08/21/truth-exalts-a-nation-as-sacrifice-sustains-its-rise-leadership-newspaper/ I join all Nigerians and indeed the whole world in celebrating the Eid-el-Kabir today. As we do this, all of our citizens must be reminded of the need to celebrate with love for each other and for their country. I must also say this: as the Holy Books teach us that only truth exalts a nation, only sacrifice by the people can sustain the nation on the path of unity, peace, progress and prosperity. Today is a day for sober reflection, especially as a result of the many challenges facing Nigeria as a nation and the harrowing personal experiences of the majority of individual citizens. However, today also calls for gratitude to Almighty Allah for the manifest promise of a better future. The history of today’s Eid, indeed, is instructive as an occasion when Almighty Allah showed his infinite mercy and kindness to us all by producing a ram to be sacrificed instead of a human being.  None of us must trifle with the Koranic (and Biblical) story of how Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) had promised to sacrifice his then only son to Almighty Allah and how, at the point of sacrifice, an all-knowing, all-powerful God, so honoured and persuaded by […]

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11 hikers killed in Italy flash floods http://www.nan.ng/environment-2/11-hikers-killed-in-italy-flash-floods/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:03:11 +0000 https://nnn.com.ng/2018/08/21/11-hikers-killed-in-italy-flash-floods/ Italy flash floods kill at least 11 hikers in Calabria At least 11 people were killed in southern Italy when heavy rain flooded a deep mountain gorge filled with hikers, officials said. The civil protection department said 23 people were rescued and about a dozen were hospitalised after… 11 hikers killed in Italy flash floods

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