BY VINCENT UJUMADU
Nwachukwu Anakwenze, a renowned American –trained physician, is the President of World Igbo Assembly, an umbrella body coordinating Igbo activities in the Diaspora.
Before assuming the position, Anakwenze headed the Anambra State Associations in the United States of America, ASA-USA, during which, for decades, he led health professionals from all states in the USA on annual medical mission to various communities in Anambra State.
Although he has lived in the USA for about three decades, Anakwenze has always kept in touch with the home front, which was why his community, Abagana in Njikoka local government area crowned him as the … >>> Read Full Story
The Nigerian Army has provided an update on the shooting of a motorcycle rider, Chimaobi Nwaogu, of Umuokereke-Ngwa, in Obingwa LGA of Abia State by a soldier.
A statement on Saturday by Army deputy spokesman, Col Aliyu Yusuf said further investigation has revealed that Lance Corporal Ajayi Johnson, one of the soldiers deployed at Forward Operations Base in Ohanze for security duty, absconded his duty location.
It disclosed that he went to an unknown destination and got involved in a scuffle that led to the shooting and killing of the Okada rider on Wednesday 7 August 2019.
“The soldier was casually dressed in camouflage T-shirt … >>> Read Full Story
By Isa Isawade
Former Minister of Aviation and stalwart of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has said the reason he hated and continued to campaign against the incumbent administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was its refusal to declare the Fulani herdsmen as terrorists.
Fani-Kayode said this while on a television programme as a guest of the AIT Weekend show on Saturday morning.
According to him, the President has continued to protect the violent herdsmen against the rest of Nigerians.
He said other countries of the world had declared Fulani herdsmen as “Fulani Terrorists”, but that the Nigerian government under President … >>> Read Full Story
Nigerians in diaspora can now remit money home in Naira by direct transfer into bank accounts using Paymenta.
The product which launches yesterday in Lagos is a collaboration between fintech companies, VAS2Nets, DSSC, Glo Currency, Supersonicz Money Transfer, Amal Express, Tawakal Express and First City Monument Bank
DSSC is the aggregator of Authorized Payments Services providers as it deploys the infrastructure alongside VAS2Nets to allow the flow of digital transactions into Nigeria.
VAS2Nets, licensed by the CBN as a Payment Solution Service Provider (PSSP) is also forming an alliance with Global Currency being authorized as a Payment Institution (API) by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct … >>> Read Full Story
By Tony Eluemunor
Who really is Ibraheem Yaqoub El Zakzaky? Yes, you know he is a Shiite, but what do the Shiites stand for? In what way is a Muslim Shiite different from a Muslim Sunni?
‘No fraudulent person will make 2019 Hajj’(Opens in a new browser tab)
El-Zakzaky, 65 years old native of Zaria, Kaduna state is a fiery Islamic preacher who first showed his true colours at the Ahmadu Bello University, in his Zaria home town, which his followers now call The (Islamic) Holy City. Please, do not ask me how El-Zakzaky who never attended a formal primary school but had … >>> Read Full Story
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu has said that Midfielder Alex Iwobi would have spent much of next season on Arsenal bench had he decided to stay on at the Emirates stadium.
This was as he insisted that the Super Eagles playmaker made the right move switching from Arsenal to Everton.
Iwobi departed Arsenal to Everton in a five-year-deal on the transfer deadline day.
The move has continued to generate debate among football lovers in the country.
“I’m not surprised at all. Instead, I would say it is nice decision. No player wants to sit on the bench. Every player wants to be involved game … >>> Read Full Story
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has promised to utilise the coal deposit in Obi Local Government Area to build a 100-megawatt electricity power plant.
The governor stated this on Friday at a ceremony to flag-off work on solar-powered streetlights in Obi.
“My happiest day will be when we start generating coal-powered electricity here; the coal deposit here has the capacity to generate electricity that can serve the entire state.
“General Electric, a firm whose speciality is generating electricity, will soon bring four turbines from South Africa for the electricity project.
“The state government is also exploring alternative power … >>> Read Full Story