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KANO — Officials of the Kano State Hisbah Board have arrested eight women and three men for eating during Ramadan. The Acting Commandant General of the board, Musa Kibiya, said they were arrested after getting some information from the residents of the two areas at different times in a raid by Hisbah personnel at Tudun Murtala of Nassarawa Local Government and Sharada area of Kano Municipal where they were found eating. “The residents of the...

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The National President of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) Mrs. Fati Attahiru has donated some foodstuffs, cash and clothes to widows of the falling officers at the 2 Division Headquarters, Nigerian Army, Odogbo in Ibadan.  She made the presentation during her visit to the Division in Ibadan where she also performed foundation laying of the proposed Skill Acquisition Centre of NAOWA 2 Division. She also commissioned the completed remodeled NAOWA Secretariat, a block...

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ABAKALIKI — The Ebonyi Government says it will resettle natives displaced during the Effium-Ezza Effium intra-communal conflict in tents until their houses are rebuilt. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, said this on Friday in Abakaliki, while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the state Executive Council (EXCO) meeting. Ugbala said with the gradual return of peace in the community, the government would commence the relocation of the displaced persons to...

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Nigeria has been characterized by gender inequality in almost all areas of human development and ranked 118 out of the 134 countries on the Gender Equality index. This was made known by Spotlight representative Yemisi Adebola Nathaniel during local theatre engagement to strengthen the capacity of selected faith and culture, women, man and youth groups, media, and CSOs organized by Spotlight Initiative in partnership with European Union and United Nations implemented by Women’s Rights Advancement...

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ABUJA — A U.S.-based Mechanical Engineer, Mr. Godswill Nwankwo, has declared his intention to contest the seat of the country’s president in the 2023  election. Nwankwo made his intention known on Monday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He said that his intention was borne out of concerns to build on existing structures and improve the standard of living in the country. According to the intending presidential aspirant,...

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LAGOS — The Centre for Human and Socio-Economic Rights (CHSR), on Monday, said that death dealt a big blow on the human rights community with the demise of Yinka Odumakin and Innocent Chukwuma. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Odumakin and Chukwuma, human rights activists and leaders died a few hours interval on Saturday. While Odumakin, Spokesman of the Pan-Yoruba Socio-Cultural group, Afenifere reportedly died in the hours on Saturday at age 56,...

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ADO-EKITI — The Southern Senators’ Forum has expressed grief over the death of Afenifere Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, and founder of CLEEN Foundation, Innocent Chukwuma. This was contained in the condolence messages to the families of the duo, signed by the forum’s Chairman, Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele, on Monday in Ado-Ekiti. He described the death of the two renowned activists as tragic, devastating and saddening, saying their contributions to the growth of democracy in Nigeria were immeasurable. The News...

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In order to preserve the cultural heritage of the Lunguda people, the Lunguda Development Association, (LDA) has organized a two-day summit with the theme “Lunguda: Past, Present and Future” aimed at injecting unity and love among Lunguda folks and others. The event was held at Pure Heaven Hotel in Guyuk drew Lunguda sons and Daughters from far and near with the inauguration of two committees on Lunguda History and Lunguda Attires for the promotion of Lunguda...

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Popular music producer, Don Jazzy, has disclosed that he got married 18 years ago to an American model and writer, Michelle, but was divorced two years after the wedding. The popular Don Baba J posted his wedding picture, where the couple were seen in a warm embrace on his verified Instagram account. The Mavin boss explained that he got the divorce because he made music his priority. He wrote, “For so long, everyone keeps asking...

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has renewed calls for peace and harmony before, during, and after the Easter festivity. A statement by his Press Secretary Humwashi Wonosikou said the governor urged the people to imbibe the lessons of sacrifice and tolerance embedded in the festivity. The governor urged citizens of the state to tolerate each other despite their differences. “As we celebrate the commemoration of the central event in the history of Christendom;...

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