Mosques in Germany to broadcast Athan – Islamic call to prayer

October 14, 2021 Editorial IV 0

All 35 mosques in the German city of Cologne will now be permitted to broadcast the call to prayer on Fridays. The two-year initiative comes after an agreement between the city of Cologne and the Muslim community. It includes Germany’s largest mosque, Cologne Central Mosque, which was opened in 2018 and has been a flashpoint for anti-Muslim sentiment from far-right Read More

How Africa can tap its potential for Islamic Banking

October 14, 2021 Mushtak Parker 0

Whether it is sheer coincidence or not, 2021 has seen a resurgent interest in Islamic finance in Africa. International ratings agencies Moody’s, Fitch, S&P and various multilaterals have all published reports highlighting its potential – but the take-up so far has been disappointing.The Islamic finance industry in general has shown remarkable resilience in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Not Read More

Coronavirus and gratitude for blessings

October 14, 2021 Editorial IV 0

All praise be to Allah, The Exalted, for His countless blessings and inestimable bounties. Praise be to Him as many times as the number of His slaves who stand before Him in prayer. Praise be to Allah and Glory be to Him. None is worthy of worship but Him, and He is The Most Great.Undoubtedly, what the world has witnessed Read More

Address insecurity or Anambra women, wards ‘ll boycott 2021 guber poll, group warns

October 14, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Gender Perspective and Social Development Centre (GPSDC), the convener of the Stop Violence Against Women in Politics (Stop-VAWIP), Thursday, urged stakeholders in Anambra state to expidite action towards resolving the insecurity bedevilling the state otherwise women may not vote on November 6 poll. The GPSDC media officer, Mr Emmanuel Ubajekwe, who stated this at a press briefing in Awka, the Read More

Medical Bills, Youth Empowerment, Scholarships, Projects: How Kogi Chief of Staff, Pharm Asuku is Touching Lives and Impacting Kogi

October 14, 2021 Onoja Johnson Baba 0

The ascension of Governor Yahaya Bello as the head of Kogi State didn’t just convey extraordinary administration to the people. It moreover made room for explicit individuals to get the opportunity of reaching lives and lifting such incalculable people across families and religions in the state to say the very least. Through the emergence of Yahaya Bello, a lifter of Read More

E-transmition of results: ZLP commends Senate, rejects direct primaries

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National Chairman of the Zenith Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has commended the Senate on the revision of Electronic Transmission of Election results even has it condemned the proposed imposition of Direct Primary Election on political parties. ZLP in a statement released Thursday in Abuja by the party’s national chairman, commended the Nigerian Senate particularly the Senate President, on revising Read More

E-Customs: Reps summon Emefiele, others over delayed project take off

October 14, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives, has summoned the Central Bank (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, and Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed over the dispute that has continue to delay take off of the Nigeria e-Customs project. Also to appear alongside the duo before the House’s joint Committee on Customs and Excise, Finance, and, Banking and Currency for the matter to be resolved Read More

Kwara empowers visually impaired mother of four, 350 others with cash , tools

October 14, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

A visually impaired mother of four, Mrs Kehinde Ajibade, was among hundreds of beneficiaries of economic empowerment tools distributed to artisans by the Kwara state government in Ilorin Thursday.  This is just as the state governor, Mallam AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq, reaffirmed that his government has an obligation to ensure that no segment of the society is left behind.Mrs. Ajibade who was Read More

2023 and APC’s quest to take over Taraba

October 14, 2021 Editorial IV 0

ANDREW OJIH in Jalingo, ahead of the 2023 general elections, looks at the issues that will determine, to a very large extent, the outing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba state In 2015 general elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba state had an impressive outing but failed to clinch the star prize which is the governorship Read More

Adopt e-transmition of results in Anambra election, ADP urges INEC

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. The opposition party also expressed support for the Senate on the direct primaries decision by all the political parties. Speaking Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, during Read More

VIDEO: Watch moment kidnapped Kaduna Seminarians returned to their school

October 14, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The moment three seminarians who regained their freedom from kidnappers were led into their school’s chapel has surfaced online. Recall that the three seminarians were abducted from same Chapel of Christ the King Major Seminary in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state, on Monday October 11, 2021 by bandits. They were set free on Wednesday night. Chancellor of Catholic Diocese Read More

VIDEO: BBNaija’s Pere gets cash gift, others from fans

October 14, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Fans of season 6 Big Brother Naija housemate, Pere Egbi, has showered him with money, picture frame, among other things. The controversial housemate was once the most disliked housemate as he stepped on many toes with his principles and asked for respect when he was the Head of House. Reacting to the support shown to him by his fans, he Read More

Buhari has demonstrated uncommon passion for persons with disabilities-Lai

October 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated uncommon passion for inclusive social protection through the creation of lasting structures and institutions that will outlast his administration. A statement by the minister’s media aide Segun Adeyemi Thursday, said Alhaji Lai stated this in Abuja at the 2021 FRCN annual lecture with the theme: Read More

Peer review: FCT residents demand inclusiveness in governance

October 14, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja have advocated for inclusiveness in governance, saying this will enable the eradication of social challenges most citizens face in the country. The call was made during a town hall meeting organised by African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), for the final validation of the Country Self-Assessment Report (CSAR) of the Second Peer Review Read More

Patriotism key to progress – Akobundu

October 14, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

National Coordinator/ CEO, African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development/African Peer Review Mechanism (AUDA-NEPAD/APRM) Nigeria, Princess Gloria Akobundu, has called on Nigerians to embrace peace and always put national interest first in all they do, stressing that this is the sure way for prosperity of  Nigeria In a signed statement by her Media Assistant Abolade Ogundimu, Akobundu made the Read More

Zamfara PDP raises alarm over harassment by state govt

October 14, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Zamfara state Chapter has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party in the state of depriving its member’s access to its secretariat in Gusau the state capital. This was made known by the state acting publicity secretary of the PDP, Alhaji Shatiman Rijiya while reacting to the closure of the secretariat of the party Read More

Group calls for inclusion of climate education into school curriculum

October 14, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Dean Initiative, a Climate Change based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has stressed the need for the inclusion of climate education into Nigeria’s school curriculum, saying this is a gap that needs to be filled if climate change crises would successfully be addressed in the country. Its Executive Director Semiye Micheal, stated this yesterday in Abuja during a press briefing to mark Read More

World Poverty Day: NGO solicits support in rescuing vulnerable children

October 14, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Ahead of the World Poverty Day, the Inner-city Mission for Children has called on government, civil society organizations and stakeholders in the humanitarian sector to intervene in the plight of children in Nigeria. Addressing journalists Wednesday in Abuja, the Executive Director of Innercity Mission for Children, Omoh Alabi, said that the organization has been doing its best to provide humanitarian Read More

Chairmanship: Modu Sheriff rallies APC members ahead state congresses

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Borno state and one of the aspirants seeking office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Alimodu Sheriff, has rallied all members of the party for the forthcoming state congress. The party has scheduled state congresses nationwide for Saturday October 16th to elect leaders of the party at the state level. But addressing Read More

Interfaith dialogue and humanism in Nigeria

October 14, 2021 Editorial IV 0

  Call it an interfaith dialogue with humanists or a humanist dialogue with people of faith. An initiative to promote understanding and acceptance among persons from faith and no-faith traditions in Nigeria is imminent. Dialogue is critical to fostering tolerant pluralism, and peace among persons of various faiths and philosophies. Dialogue does not preclude debate or criticism of other views Read More

Breaking: Stakeholders adopt Senator Ayu as consensus candidate for PDP National Chairman

October 14, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau, Abuja 0

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention slated for October 30 and 31, 2021, the northern stakeholders have unanimously adopted the former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, as their consensus candidate for the position of National Chairman. Recall that, the Chairman of PDP Zoning Committee, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State last week recommended that “consequently, the current Read More

2023 and the Nigerian youth

October 14, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Recently, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo asked the Nigerian youths to contest for elective positions in the 2023 elections if they want to assume power. Equally, former Senate President Bukola Saraki asked Nigerian youths to participate in the 2023 general elections; Saraki said, the youths have the numbers. These are timely calls. However, is the Nigerian political leadership ready to share power with Read More

Appreciating Senator Gumau

October 14, 2021 Editorial IV 0

With due respect, I want to bring to your notice the bunch of thanks Bauchi South citizens have been saying over the tremendous achievements witnessed since you became a senator.Since the return of democracy in 1999, no one has ever done remarkably well both in human and capital development in Bauchi South like Senator Lawal Yahaya Gumau. Within two years Read More