Social media must be regulated – Gbajabiamila

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Femi Gbajabiamila, the Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu, has said that social media has become a societal menace and must be regulated. Gbajabiamila made this comment, while representing Tinubu at the public presentation of a book, “Nigerian Public Discourse: The Interplay of Empirical Evidence and Hyperbole” written by the a Minister for Works […]

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Olanipekun charges UNIABUJA law students on pathway to success

Legal luminary, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has charged law students of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) to be focused, self-disciplined and self-confident as they prepare to pursue their careers in various areas of the legal profession. Olanipekun, a former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), gave the counsel on Wednesday while reacting to the […]

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Don’t watch AFCON final if you are hypertensive – Osun ex-commissioner

A former Osun State Commissioner for Works, Mr Remi Omowaiye, on Thursday, urged Nigerians managing hypertension to avoid next Sunday’s final match of the African Cup of Nations. Omowaiye, in a statement obtained in Osogbo, said the warning has become necessary following reports of the death of some football fans caused by shock during the

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NOA to introduce nationalism into school curriculum

The Director General of the National Orientation Agency, NOA, Lanre Onilu, has disclosed plans to introduce nationalism as a compulsory subject in the nation’s education curriculum to help inculcate positive ethics and values in the coming generations.

Onilu stated this in Minna during a familiarisation visit to the Niger State directorate of the agency. While speaking with journalists, he said nationalism is a subject that will be introduced in primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions in the country.

He decried the overexposure of children to foreign content through cartoons, saying: “Soon, our agency will soon call for entries from professionals to produce cartoons that promote the local values of our people. Also, in no distant future, NOA will launch a mobile app containing indigenous cartoons, as well as those promoting local content, national values, and cultural heritage.”

Onilu also lamented that children in the country have been corrupted by foreign cultures right from their homes.

“Foreign culture has impacted negatively on the ethics and values of indigenous cultures.

“The effort being made now is to change the narrative of how Nigerians are being negatively portrayed across the world,” he maintained.

The NOA director general further explained that the agency had decided to bring all its activities under the acronym CLHEEAN—Criminality, Lawlessness, Health, Education, and Environment—to clean the society of all bad behaviours.

Onilu then added that the agency will soon introduce 37,000 citizen brigades across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, so as to promote moral and national values at the primary school level.

NOA to introduce nationalism into school curriculum

Katsina APC launches inquiry into alleged anti-party activities during rerun election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Katsina State chapter has formed a special committee tasked with investigating members suspected of engaging in anti-party activities during the recently concluded rerun election in Sabuwa/Faskari/Kankara Federal Constituency Rerun Election.

The committee, led by a former Deputy Governor Alhaji Tukur Jikamshi, was formed in response to grievances lodged against some party members suspected of working against the party’s interests in the election. They are expected to conduct a thorough inquiry into the alleged anti-party activities, gathering evidence and testimonies from concerned members.

During the inauguration of the committee at the Katsina Government House on Thursday, the state’s party chairman, Alhaji Sani Aliyu, outlined their mandate to include: reviewing the party’s performance in the rerun election, probing allegations of anti-party activities, verifying the claims, and identifying individuals involved.

According to Aliyu, the state governor, Malam Dikko Radda has expressed confidence in the committee’s impartiality and pledged to abide by its submissions.

The committee which has a two weeks timeframe to submit their findings and submit recommendations to the state party leadership comprises of the following prominent members:

Alhaji Tukur Jikamshi, Former Deputy Governor, Katsina State, a current serving Senator, Abdulaziz Yar’adua, Fadila Dikko, State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Alhaji Suleiman Mohammed Namadi, Secretary Katsina APC, and elder statesman, Alhaji Kabir Maska, among others.

In his remarks, the committee chairman, Tukur Jikamshi, expressed gratitude to the party leadership for the confidence reposed in them. He pledged the committee’s unwavering commitment to fulfill their responsibilities with honesty and diligence, offering guidance in alignment with the party’s constitution.

Katsina APC launches inquiry into alleged anti-party activities during rerun election

AFCON: CAF picks Super Eagles’ Ajayi for drug test after win over South Africa

Super Eagles defender, Semi Ajayi has disclosed that he was not present for head coach Jose Peseiro’s post-game team talk after Nigeria defeated South Africa in the semi-final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tie on Wednesday because he was being drug tested by Confederation of African Football, (CAF) officials shortly after the match.

Recall that the West Brom star was one of the standout players as Super Eagles defeated the Bafana Bafana via penalty shootout after the game ended in a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes.

Speaking to reporters in the mixed zone after the game, Ajayi said:

“I was not there [Peseiro’s team talk], I was getting tested so I missed everything,” he remarked.

He added, “Amazing. We came here to win, we are one step away from that now.

“As much as we need to enjoy today we need to fully focus on Sunday because we’ve got one last push to bring the Cup home to Nigeria.”

AFCON: CAF picks Super Eagles’ Ajayi for drug test after win over South Africa

AFCON final: Peseiro told to restratigise against Ivory Coast

A former Super Eagles midfielder, Friday Ekpo on Thursday, urged the Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, to put up new strategies going into the final of the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Ekpo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan that this was critical to the Super Eagles winning the final against Ivory Coast on Sunday.

This is coming after the Super Eagles defeated the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the semi-final clash on Thursday.

“Another game plan is needed other than the usual that has been used; this is the final and must be handled as one,” he said.

He added, “They picked up gradually like every other team. They put up a good fighting spirit and never backed down in the competition.

“I saw improvements from one match to another, and that’s commendable. Overall, they are doing well and good to play the final.”

He, however, urged the players to play according to the coach`s game plan and bring their individual brilliance into the game so as to lit the cup.

“They should not play out of the field game plan; they should play as a team and play as a unit,” he said.

AFCON final: Peseiro told to restratigise against Ivory Coast

AFCON 2023: South Africa’s Furman names Super Eagles’ likely ‘star man’ in final

Former South Africa captain Dean Furman has named Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen to be the ‘star man’ when Nigeria face Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.

Furman said this after Super Eagles defeated Bafana Bafana in the semi-final encounter on Wednesday.

Osimhen, who failed to score against Hugo Broos’ side, has just one goal in the AFCON so far.

“First half [against South Africa], he [Osimhen] was quiet; second half, he came alive, did fantastically to win that penalty, and going into this final, they would need him to be on his A-game,” Furman said on BBC World Service.

“Technically, he is just getting under the ball; for a player of his quality, you expect him to be on five, six or seven goals already by this stage of the tournament, and I would not write him off of being the star man of the final.”

AFCON 2023: South Africa’s Furman names Super Eagles’ likely ‘star man’ in final