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Juventus suffer first league defeat of the season at Genoa

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 19:39

Stefano Sturaro, who joined Genoa on loan from Juventus in January before the deal was made permanent, put the home side in front in the second half.

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Man cuts off woman’s hand with cutlass

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 19:34

The suspect has been arrested by the police.

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Ethiopian Airlines: 'Clear similarities' with Indonesia crash

BBC NEWS AFRICA - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 19:18
Ethiopia sees 'similarities' between last week's plane crash and last year's disaster off Indonesia.

Jonathan denies quitting PDP

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 19:02

“Obviously, this is a fabrication borne out of mischief," Mr Jonathan's spokesperson says.

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I Have No Reason To Resign From PDP At This Time, Says Jonathan

SAHARA REPORTERS - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 18:55


Former President Goodluck Jonathan has debunked the report that he has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He stated this in response to a report that he purportedly granted an interview to a certain Nigeria News Agency (NNA), which quoted him as dumping the party.

However, a statement issued by Ikechukwu Eze, the former President’s media adviser, on Sunday, referred to the report as “fake”.

The statement read: “Obviously, this is a fabrication borne out of mischief as the publishers of the fake story claimed that the former President made the statement while being interviewed by Nigeria News Agency, (NNA).

“There is absolutely no way the former President could have spoken to a non-existent news agency, as none in the country goes by that name.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Dr Jonathan has no reason at this time to resign his membership of PDP, the party under which platform he became Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice President and President.

“Those who derive pleasure in spreading fake information had better occupy themselves with more productive endeavours that are obviously more relevant to nation-building.”

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Nigeria's Moses Simon enjoying regular football with Levante

BBC NEWS AFRICA - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 18:53
Nigeria winger Moses Simon says he is pleased to be playing regularly for La Liga side Levante after struggling for game time in the first half of the season.

'No Words To Describe The Depths Of My Pain' — Pius Adesanmi’s Wife Speaks On Her Husband's Death

SAHARA REPORTERS - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 18:35









     

Mrs. Olumuyiwa Balogun-Adesanmi, wife of the late Professor Pius Adesanmi, has expressed gratitude to individuals, groups, organisations, institutions over the show of support in honour of her husband on the occasion of his passing.

Professor Adesanmi was one of the 157 victims of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that occurred last Sunday.

She expressed gratitude for the “incredible demonstrations of support and waves of condolences” she has received, noting that Nigeria was dear to Adesanmi's heart even though he “deeply appreciated the blessings of making Canada home”.

    

A statement issued in Ottawa, Canada, read: “I have no words to describe the depths of my pain on the untimely passing of my husband, Pius Adesanmi. He was an extraordinary scholar, husband, devoted father and a fine gentle man. He was an uncommon breed. He wrote about human rights, gender equality and human dignity. He practised what he preached. I am a living witness to the kindness of his soul and love for others. 

“Pius Adesanmi enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Our daughter Tise’s words often tugged at his heart every time he needed to travel. He compensated for his regular absences by being generous with his time. He was witty, funny and a joy to behold.

    

“My family and I have been touched by the incredible demonstrations of support and waves of condolences sent our way. I have learned about people of all ages and backgrounds, who never met Pius Adesanmi but broke down in tears when they learned of his death. I am comforted by the sheer enormity of the lives he touched. He lived and died in pursuit of a better world. He lived and died in service to Africa. Nigeria was dear to his heart and he longed for Nigeria’s development. Pius Adesanmi was also a Canadian citizen and deeply appreciated the blessings of making Canada home.

“I appreciate the tremendous support from the Canadian and the Nigerian governments. The administration, students and faculty at Carleton University have been exemplary in our moment of grief. The academic community in Canada, Nigeria and around the world have been immense in their tributes. I applaud all individuals and institutions around the world that have held or plan to hold vigils, processions and other events to mark my husband’s transition. I thank all local, national and international media organizations for their professionalism in the coverage of the unfortunate crash. Our extended family, neighbours, and friends from all areas of human endeavour have stood solidly by us. I am deeply grateful. Mo dupe, E se pupo, Merci. Thank you.

    

“Pius Adebola Adesanmi, the whole family misses you. I miss you. I miss your laughter, ebullience, reassuring presence as well as the effervescence and incandescence of your person. ‘Bola, you were an uncommon star in the firmament of God’s creation. Oko mi, sun re o (sleep well, my husband). O daaro o. Goodnight, Okun ‘Bola.”

PHOTOS: Akintunde Akinleye

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Civic Media Lab's Night Of Tribute For Pius Adesanmi

SAHARA REPORTERS - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 18:13

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Police arrest suspected killers of four officers – Official

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 17:37

The killers also burnt the police station and police vehicles.

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INEC announces date for Ekiti Assembly supplementary poll

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 17:17

The election in Ekiti East Constituency 1 had been declared inconclusive by the INEC.

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Afreximbank President to deliver The Bullion Lecture 2019

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 17:08

The President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Cairo, Egypt, Professor Benedict Oramah, will deliver The Bullion Lecture 2019.

Professor Oramah who is also Chairman, Board of Directors, Afreximbank, currently serves on the Practitioner Advisory Board of the Institute for Trade and Innovation of Offenburg University, Gengenbach, Germany.

He is also a member of the Emerging Markets Advisory Council of the Institute of International Finance, and an Executive Committee Member of the Factors Chain International. Professor Oramah eqaully serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of African Trade.

Professor Oramah will be speaking on Leveraging The African Intercontinental Free Trade Agreement for Nigeria’s Economic Development.

The Bullion Lecture, a platform conceptualised by Centre for Financial Journalism (CFJ Nigeria) for lively discourse on national and international issues, is always delivered by first-rate academics or professional.

The 2019 edition of The Bullion Lecture will hold 10am on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at The Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos.

According to a press statement issued in Lagos by Ray Echebiri, Founder/Chief Executive Officer of CFJ Nigeria, the Lecture will be chaired by Dr. Uche Olowu, President/Chairman of Council, The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, while Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed will be the Special Guest of Honour.

Distinguished panelists who will dissect the lecture are Mr. Muda Yusuf, Director General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and Mr. Ade Adefeko, Vice President, Government and Corporate Affairs, Olam Nigeria.

Expected guests at the lecture include government officials, captains of industry, banking industry executives, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of multilateral institutions, senior media executives and other journalists, and members of the public.

CFJ Nigeria, organisers of The Bullion Lecture, was established to provide specialised training programmes in financial journalism with a view to addressing the knowledge and skills gap in the practice of the trade, and to conduct research on financial journalism, business, the economy, development and banking and finance.

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Enugu polls fallout: Gov. Ugwuanyi preaches peace, unity

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 16:58

…as Igbo-Eze North LGA pays congratulatory visit

Following the successful conclusion of the general election in Enugu State and the overwhelming victory recorded by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has appealed to members of his political party to promote peace and unity and show love to one another irrespective of party affiliations.

Gov. Ugwuanyi stated that now the election is over, politicians in the state should invoke their Christian faith, go back and unite with their perceived enemies, show love to them, so that the prevailing peace for which Enugu State is known will be adequately sustained.

The governor, who spoke when the jubilant people of Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area paid him a congratulatory visit at the Government House, Enugu on his reelection, said: “As the father of Enugu State, I want peace, I want unity, we have handed everything over to God, the election is over and it has ended in praise”.

Promising to continue to serve with the fear of God, Gov. Ugwuanyi added: “As Enugu State is known for peace, I would want this peace to endure. I want Enugu State to remain a reference point for peace so that we can make rapid progress and get what is due to us”.

Gov. Ugwuanyi who thanked the people of Igbo-Eze North LGA for their overwhelming support during the elections, asked God to bless them, assuring them of his administration’s commitment to continue to advance the cause of development in the area to improve their living standard.

Earlier, the council chairman, Comrade Uwakwe Ezeja told the governor that they came in their numbers to thank God and congratulate him on his resounding victory at the polls, and reiterated their unalloyed support and loyalty to his administration.

In his speech, the Patron, Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers, HRH Igwe Simeon Okosisi Itodo of Essodo Kingdom, Aji, Igbo-Eze North L.GA, commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for the development projects his administration has attracted to their area, pointing out that the massive votes the people had given the governor was as a result of the love they have for him.

“Your smooth victory shows that God is behind you. It also shows that our people agreed to follow you till the end”, he said.

Other speakers, namely, the Enugu North Zonal Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nze Michael Onyeze; the House of Representatives-Elect, Igbo-Eze North/ Udenu Federal Constituency, Engr. Simon Atigwe; Deputy Chief Whip, Enugu State House of Assembly and Member-Elect, Igbo-Eze North I Constituency, Hon. Ethel Ugwuanyi; and the Member-Elect, Igbo-Eze North II Constituency, Hon. Innocent Ugwu, all applauded Gov. Ugwuanyi’s uncommon leadership style and his giant strides in their area and beyond, saying: “We are with you for life, we will not disappoint you”.

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Jonathan denies quitting PDP, faults mischief makers

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 16:50

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday denied quitting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The ex-Vice President described such news as the handiwork of mischief makers who were bent on propagating and disseminating lies to the public.

Mr. Ikechkwu Eze, the Media Adviser to the ex-President, in a statement made available to THECITIZEN stated:

“Our attention has been drawn to a fake story published by an unknown website, alleging that former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan has quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 

Obviously,  this is a fabrication  borne out of mischief as the publishers of the fake story claimed that the former President  made the statement while being  interviewed by Nigeria News Agency, (NNA). 

There is absolutely no way the former President could have spoken to a non-existent news agency, as none in the country goes by that name.

For the avoidance of doubt,  Dr.  Jonathan has no reason at this time to resign his membership of PDP,  the party under which platform he became Deputy Governor,  Governor,  Vice President and President.  Those who derive pleasure in spreading fake information had better occupy themselves with more productive endeavours that are obviously more  relevant to nation building.”

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Sugar’s killing: I am innocent, Oyo lawmaker says

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 16:47

Mr Olatoye, popularly known as ‘Sugar’, was killed by unknown gunmen during the March 9 Governorship and House of Assembly elections.

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How Nigerian govt’s inaction causes death of hundreds annually from snakebite

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 16:35

During one of such peak snakebite periods last year, 250 victims died within three weeks in Plateau and Gombe states.

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Nigerian polytechnic promotes 145 staffers

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 16:26

The promotion, which was approved by the Governing Council of the Institution involved 56 academic staff and 89 non-teaching staff.

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Chidi Lloyd Apologises To Buhari, Tells Magnus Abe To 'Take His Sanctimony To The Dogs'

SAHARA REPORTERS - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 16:19


Chidi Lloyd, Director-General of the Tonye Cole Campaign Organisation, has apologised to President Muhammadu Buhari for lashing out against him with negative criticism.

Lloyd also accused Magnus Abe, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, of conniving with Nyesom Wike, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to scuttle APC’s chances in the state, telling him to "take his sanctimonious demeanour to the dogs".

He further berated Abe for attempting to coat his personal views as those of Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, and a leader of the APC in the state.

In a statement he issued over the weekend, Lloyd noted that he is an adult, capable of making personal comments on the state of the nation.

The statement read: “My attention has been drawn to an orchestrated mischief titled: ‘Stop Abusing President Buhari, Abe Cautions Amaechi’ by Senator Magnus Abe aimed at pushing my personal views as though they were that of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. Ordinarily, and by my nature, I wouldn't have bothered with a reply to the diatribes but for the damage he intends to do, I want to state categorically that my views are my personal thoughts and should not be credited to any other person other than me.

“As a stakeholder in the politics of Rivers State, I feel sad that a collaboration of Senator Magnus Abe and Governor Wike and their accomplices in the Rivers State Judiciary denied us so much in power structure of Rivers State. Whereas, it is an incontrovertible fact that Magnus Abe was collecting huge sums of money and a land cruiser jeep, including payment of legal fees, from Governor Wike to pull the rug off the feet of the APC, it is even more annoying that Magnus Abe did everything under the sun to stop President Buhari from being re-elected. It is on record that when we were working round the clock to ensure we re-elected President Buhari, Magnus Abe addressed a team of 23 coordinators across the 23 LGAs in his camp to go to their LGAs and instruct their supporters to vote for Atiku instead of President Buhari and they did.

“I want to state here that no reasonable member of the APC in Rivers State feels happy over what is happening in Rivers State of which Magnus Abe is part of. Magnus Abe and Wike sat down with Obo Effanga, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Rivers State and drew a list of returning officers and collation officers. Magnus Abe nominated Dr. Peter Medee, a member of the PDP, as the Returning Officer of Emohua LGA, my LGA, to work in favour of Wike.

“Magnus Abe should take his sanctimonious demeanour to the dogs. As the days go by, more and more Rivers people and indeed Nigerians are getting to know that Abe is a man without honour. Today, the same Abe who joined forces with anti-Buhari senators led by Senator Bukola Saraki is acting like he believes in President Buhari than the rest of us. Where was Abe when only 10 APC senators stood out for President on the floor of the Senate? When President Buhari was away for medical treatment, the same Abe was in nocturnal meetings planning how to force President Buhari out of office as if he was God who gives health.

“Every true Nigerian will agree with me that President Buhari's emergence and subsequent re-election is the best thing that has ever happened to Nigeria. I am a full supporter of President Buhari and I am doing that without regrets. My statement may have sounded harsh; I regret it and take responsibility for that. I am sorry. I spoke in anger because of the collusion of INEC and Wike in Rivers State governorship and state house of assembly elections.”

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Oshoala scores for Barca in record breaking match

BBC NEWS AFRICA - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 16:12
A crowd of 60.739 watches Barcelona Women beat Atletico Madrid - a top-flight domestic record for a women's game in Europe.

New Zealand Killings And Increasing Religious Intolerance Around The World By Aroghalu Chidozie

SAHARA REPORTERS - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 15:47


Reading and watching a video about how a terrorist attacked a church in the New Zealand was not only devastating but appaling. 

Not to mix up issues, I believe in God, his supremacy and I believe strongly that he did not create the world for this anomaly to happen.

I must also point out that Human Life is human life, whether Muslim or Christain, everyone has the right to life. 

It is very painful when pretentious Christains attack Muslims and when pretentious Muslim attack Christians. I strongly believe that every man deserves nothing but peace and God is love , I believe that Islam preaches peace and Christainity does same, the puzzling question is , why then the continued killings? 

There are a thousand and one reasons that people have given to explain the killings we have witnessed contiually . While my position may be subject to debates, I believe strongly that religious leaders are not doing enough around the world to stem this violence from going on further.

You will find a religious leader who should be an ambassador of peace castigating other religions and instigating his members towards violence sometimes indirectly. 

Many of the terrorism that we have witnessed is borne out of a belief-system but the truth remains that a larger percentage of harm is done by preachings of religious leaders who do not help matters in an already fragile society.

Sometimes preachers see this as a way to get more loyalty but they forget easily that every man's deserves freedom to choose where to worship afterall religion is meant to make us have a saner society.

I have witnessed instances in communities where pastors and Imams keep stating things that can harm the peace of the society.

The other issues we have is the perceived supremacy of the religious settings to the law, everyone has a freedom of religion but what happens when people are 'forced' ? 
Thee government authorities of various countries must wake up to checkmate extremism in different climes.

There are laws that helps to checkmate the excesses of any issue that may affect the land, the truth is basically that we must wake up as a society to reality of issues. The government must not see religious bodies or leaders as above the law, anyone found instigating violence or applauding extremism should be made to face the wrath of the law, the full one.

Is it not because we are alive that we are worshipping? 
Eventhough there is the belief that even when you die you still belong to God, does that justify the untimely killings? The senseless terrorism? 

To what end?  

If religion cannot promote peace,  love , development , God's like attitude,  to what end are we then having it cut brilliant minds shut?

We must not really allow incidences of myths to be a reason why we won't be our brother's keeper.

We need a world of peace and everyone , no matter the affiliation has a role to play in this peace that we do desire. 
Let me also point it clearly that we cannot allow babies , young male and female to die from our intolerance and intention to keep one religion above the other . 

We must all rise up as human beings and stand for the society we desire. 

I am a Christian but I am not blinded to realities of life  , I would not support unjust behaviours, unjust killings , unjust approach to terrorism.

While we sympathise with New Zealanders we must not forget our own dear country , only if we had same outrage for killings in Nigeria like we had for New Zealand ,maybe things would have been better.

Many Nigerians are killed daily (Christians and Muslims) , I have not seen the kind of agitation I saw for the New Zealand killing, we must condemn killings in all countries and even the ones in our own backyard. 

We must symphatise with our brothers but we cannot close our eyes to our own land .

I must  also make us all understand as individuals that we cannot keep stocking fire of enmity, I have kept seeing young educated men and women , stating that "If those killed were from the other side , they won't call the man who shot 'gunman' " but I really am pained, why can we not rise to condemn this killings together because our fellow humans were killed by a terrorist who should not be allowed to kill any other human soul. 

We all deserve to live in a  society  we would be proud of. That singular opportunity must  not be taken away. 

I condemn in totality the killings, I call on the international community to stand firm against this killing. Pastors must condemn the killings, the Vatican must condemn the killing.

Beyond religion,  We are bound by our human existence   and that we must not lose.

Aroghalu Chidozie 
Writes From Abuja
[email protected]

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