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Super Eagles New Coach Peseiro Gets One-Year Short-Term Contract With Performance-Related Clauses
Football, News, Nigeria, Sports

Super Eagles New Coach Peseiro Gets One-Year Short-Term Contract With Performance-Related Clauses

Super Eagles Newly-appointed coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, has been handed a one-year short term contract, as he begins his reign as the head coach of Nigeria’s Senior Men’s National team. Contrary to speculations, the Portuguese coach was only handed a 12 months deal, which is subject to renewal based on performance-related clauses. With the NFF facing a legal battle on payments for the erstwhile coach of the team, Gernot Rohr, all pointers are the Federation are wary of allowing thunder strike in the same spot. Peseiro will lead the Eagles in the United States when the team faces Mexico and Ecuador in international friendly games. He will be assisted by Ex-Eagles winger Finidi George, Salisu Yusuf and Usman Abdallah. Read Also: Dare Regrets Super Eagles’...
Strike: Minister Reveals Why ASUU, FG Are Yet To Reach Agreement
Education, News, Nigeria, Politics

Strike: Minister Reveals Why ASUU, FG Are Yet To Reach Agreement

ASUU on Monday resolved to continue its ongoing nationwide strike for another three months. The strike started on February 14, 2022, after several reconciliation meetings between both parties proved abortive. Speaking in Ilorin at a press conference to herald a year-long activity to mark the 40years anniversary of the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS), Keyamo, who was represented by the Director-General of MINILS, Comrade Isa Aremu, said the issue had to do with two dispute of rights and interests. According to him, the ASUU strike had turned into strife that had worsened the education sector in Nigeria. He said, “Labour disputes are highly technical issues and need the relevant technical requirements and knowledge to interrogate. Read Also: ...
Northern Governors, Gumi Condemn Murder of Deborah, Appeal for Calm
News, Nigeria, Religion, Security

Northern Governors, Gumi Condemn Murder of Deborah, Appeal for Calm

Deborah Samuel Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) and Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, yesterday, joined the growing number of groups and individuals that have condemned last Thursday’s mob killing of Deborah Samuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed. Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, in a statement signed by his media aid, Macham Makut, said the governors were concerned about the development, which they described as clearly an extra-judicial measure of addressing perceived infraction.The statement came as Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, said Nigerians should not succumb to the machinations of the evil ones by halting t...
Mali Withdraws From Regional Anti-jihadist Force
Armed Forces, Mali, News, Politics, Security

Mali Withdraws From Regional Anti-jihadist Force

Mali said Sunday it was withdrawing from a west African force fighting jihadists to protest its being rejected as head of the G5 regional group, which also includes Mauritania, Chad, Burkina and Niger. "The government of Mali is deciding to withdraw from all the organs and bodies of the G5 Sahel, including the joint force" fighting the jihadists, it said in a statement. The G5 Sahel was created in 2014 and its anti-jihadist force launched in 2017. A conference of heads of state of the G5 Sahel scheduled for February 2022 in Bamako had been due to mark "the start of the Malian presidency of the G5." But nearly four months after the mandate indicated this meeting "has still not taken place," the statement said. Bamako "firmly rejects the argument of a G5 member state whic...
More Than 100 Kenyan Girls Died From Pregnancy Last Year
Health, Kenya, News

More Than 100 Kenyan Girls Died From Pregnancy Last Year

In Kenya, 104 girls aged between 10 and 19 died as a result pregnancy-related issues last year, according to figures just released by the country's health ministry. This is a big increase from the previous year. In 2020, 31 girls died due to similar complications. The reported deaths are mostly as a result of unsafe abortions and the fact that some of the girls’ bodies are not developed enough to carry a foetus, hence they experience obstructed labour. Read Also: Kenya Records Close to 4,000 Pregnant School Girls During Corona Virus Lockdown Acting Director of Medical Services Dr Andrew Mulwa said that this rise should not necessarily be seen as an increase in cases of maternity deaths. He said that as more pregnant girls are going to clinics for help, the deaths of tho...
International Day of Families: Mrs Soludo Calls For Re-assessment Of Family Orientations
News, Nigeria

International Day of Families: Mrs Soludo Calls For Re-assessment Of Family Orientations

Nonye Soludo The wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Mrs Nonye Soludo has called for a review of family orientations in view of the rising societal ills. Mrs Soludo, who was speaking in commemoration of this year's International Day of Families, noted that one of the causes of rising moral decadence which has given birth to issues of societal concern is wrong family orientation. According to the governor's wife, family as the cradle of socialization has an important role to play in the way society is driven, and if it fails in its cardinal responsibilities, then the society's pillar has lost strength. She noted that the current moral free fall witnessed across cultural, social and religious borders of the society is mostly as a result of family failures in the face of righ...
What Nnamdi Kanu Told Me When I Visited Him -Soludo
News, Nigeria, Politics, Security

What Nnamdi Kanu Told Me When I Visited Him -Soludo

Gov Soludo and Nnamdi Kanu Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo, has visited the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The governor quoted the IPOB leader as saying that he would preach peace when released. Soludo made this known in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday night after visiting the IPOB leader. He posted, “I visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, (Friday, 13th May, 2022) to felicitate with him and also as part of the wider consultations with critical stakeholders in search of lasting peace and security in the South East. “He was in very high spirits and we had quality and frank discussion in a very convivial atmosphere. He expressed sadness over what he described as “sacrilegious killings” of innocent persons, kidnappings ...
What Bishop Kukah Told Me About Muslim Youths Looking For Christians To Kill – Omokri
News, Nigeria, Religion, Security

What Bishop Kukah Told Me About Muslim Youths Looking For Christians To Kill – Omokri

Reno Omokri Former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has reacted to claims of Muslim youths looking for Christian youths in Sokoto State. Omokri said the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah dismissed such a claim during a conversation they had. He disclosed that Bishop Kukah described claims of Muslim youths going house to house looking for Christian youths as false. In a tweet, the former Presidential aide stressed that some people were determined to disintegrate Nigeria. He wrote: “I spoke with Bishop Kukah and several other Christian clerics in Sokoto. Read Also: Deborah’s Killing Distressing – Osinbajo Finally Reacts, Commends Buhari, Sultan Of Sokoto “The information that Muslim youths are going house to house in Sokot...
<strong>Climate Change Behind South Africa’s Devastating Floods</strong>
Environment, News, South Africa

Climate Change Behind South Africa’s Devastating Floods

A report by the World Weather Attribution (WWA), an international group of climate scientists, released on Friday has found that climate change led to increased rainfall that caused devastating flooding in South Africa last month. It's one of the first reports on the devastating floods that hit KwaZulu-Natal in April – described as the worst in 60 years. The floods left more than 430 people dead, tens of thousands displaced and millions of dollars’ worth of damage. A team of scientists from South Africa, Europe and the US collaborated on a study to see what role climate change played in the recent floods and what lessons can be learned. The flooding occurred as a direct consequence of two days of extreme rainfall in the region, at unexpected levels. The WWA report says man...
<strong>Kenyan Fighting FGM Crowned World’s Best Nurse</strong>
Health, Kenya, News, Women Empowerment

Kenyan Fighting FGM Crowned World’s Best Nurse

Kenyan-nurse, Anne Qabale Duba, has been named the World's best nurse in the inaugural Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award at a ceremony held in Dubai. Anna Qabale Duba, who practices at Marsabit County Referral Hospital in northern Kenya walked home with $250,000 after a panel of judges, championed her work in helping to protect vulnerable women and children in Africa. Duba, the founder of Qabale Duba Foundation in Kenya has been championing against harmful cultural practices against women like female genital mutilation, FGM, and early/forced marriage, alongside empowering women through education, implementing peace-building activities, and advocating for girl-child education.  The centre trains women and children and equips them with skills to enter the working w...