Family planning is needed to tame the country’s population upsurge, writes Carl Umegboro
Africa is the second most populous continent with over one billion people. The greatest number of births in the continent takes place in Nigeria. In fact, a forecast at a point did project that by 2015 one fifth of the continent’s entire births would take place in Nigeria, accounting for five per cent of all global births. Presently, Nigeria’s population is over 180 million.
Most critical is the United Nations report which says that 48 per cent of Nigeria’s population is under the age of 15 – comparatively a country … >>> Read Full Story
AS preparations for the November 2019 off-cycle governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states pick up, the vexed matter of prohibitive and non-refundable expression of interest and nomination fees in the major two political parties – the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP – come back into focus.
In September last year, the two parties announced the fees amidst a flurry of murmurings from aspirants that these non-refundable fees were exorbitant, more so as in most cases, party leaders collect these huge sums of money from unsuspecting aspirants though they have no intention of allowing all the candidates a free and … >>> Read Full Story
Latest documents leaked from the Federal Government indicts the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, in a brewing contract scandal that reveals his corrupt tendencies and continued use of his office for personal enrichment.
It indicated that on September 17, 2019 contrary to extant procurement rules, the Chief of Staff office directed two federal ministries to engage a consortium led by a suspected front company call Bionica Technologies WA Limited that was previously known as Sanga Engineering West Africa.
The consortium included Huawei China, Bergman Security and African Finance Corporation as financier. A private SPV was directed to be formed to control Nigeria’s … >>> Read Full Story
Tyler Perry, in white at the opening of the film studios
US actor Tyler Perry attracted an A-List of American celebrities to the christening of his massive new film studios in Atlanta, Georgia at the weekend.
The film studio, Atlanta’s first is on 330-acres (134-hectares) that once served as a Confederate army base. The site was called Fort McPherson army base. Now it is Tyler Perry Studios.
Among the celebrities at the event were Oprah Winfrey, who Perry said inspired the studios, Spike Lee, Cicely Tyson, Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry, Beyonce and others.
The attendees warmly greeted Perry, a man who had once … >>> Read Full Story
Kasim Sumaina in Abuja
The federal government yesterday said it’s currently understudying its South Africa counterpart in the areas of environmental degradation and how mining could be properly done without destroying the environment.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, stated that the agreement reached at the just-concluded 9th Session of the Nigeria-South Africa Bi-National Commission (NSABNC) would open a new chapter in the country’s mining industry and further bolster the two countries’ relationship.
Adegbite said the meeting was timely and mutually-beneficial as it provided opportunity for the two countries to discuss cooperation in different sectors, particularly mines and steel.
The minister, … >>> Read Full Story
……… Says Domestication of ICT Must Be Our Passion
By Emmanuel Elebeke, Dubai
Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami has challenged Nigerians to aspire higher to match the technological advancement of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami
He also said Nigerians must begin to see the need to adopt ICT to improve our systems as the only critical factor needed to make the country globally competitive.
He made the call on Sunday while unveiling Nigerian Pavilion at the ongoing GITEX 2019 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
With the realization of the need for ICT, Pantami said the … >>> Read Full Story
Nigeria striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, has shared his opinion on who is a better player between Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi and Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 22-year-old believes Messi is technically superior than Ronaldo.
The Liverpool star, who is currently on loan at Bundesliga side Mainz 05, stated that the Argentine skipper is the best player on earth because he makes football looks easy.
Both Messi and Ronaldo have won the Ballon d’Or awards five times each in the last eleven years.
Asked to choose between Ronaldo and Messi, Awoniyi told Sporting Life: “Of course, they (Messi and Ronaldo) are both great players to be respected.… >>> Read Full Story