[Leadership] Governors of the 19 northern states yesterday took bold steps to tackle the security and economic challenges confronting the region by appointing Governor Bello Masari of Katsina State and his Jigawa State counterpart, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar, to head two committees on the twin problems.
[Leadership] Africa Region president of World Crafts Council and director general, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has advised the Chinese and other nationals to disregard any negative narrative about Nigeria, noting that Nigeria and Black Africa present the best pictures of cultural tourism destination in the next few years.
[This Day] With three highly-rated studio albums and an EP to her credit, Nigerian Afro-pop artiste, Yemi Alade is getting ready to release her new body of work titled ‘Woman of Steel’. Just fresh off the release of ‘Oh My Gosh’ remix, featuring American rapper, Rick Ross, this fourth studio album and the fifth project by the ‘Igbo-Yoruba girl’ is coming five years after the release of her debut record in 2014.
[Premium Times] Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, arrived in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, from the city of Madinah, where he began the initial leg of his Umrah engagements in the Kingdom.
[This Day] AUnited States court, presided over by Judge Karen Mason, sentenced a 73-year old Nigerian, Mrs Oluremi Adeleye, to fifteen years in prison for child abuse and second-degree murder on Monday, 6th May, 2019 in Maryland, United States. Mrs. Adeleye is a live-in nanny and is looking after an 8-month old baby, Enita(n) Salubi at a couple’s home in Glenarden in October 2016
[This Day] Lagos -Political office holders should not be entitled to pensions, argues Ayodele Okunfolami.
[Guardian] The target of attaining 30% Internet penetration was reached in December 2018, a goal set by the Federal Government, which the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and under the leadership of its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, a professor of telecommunications engendering, worked hard to attain.
[This Day] The Chairman of Southern Senators’ Forum, Senator Hope Uzodinma has expressed worry over what he described as “undue politicization of the security situation in the country,” and advocated a bi-partisan and collaborative approach among all stakeholders in Nigeria towards addressing the issue.
[This Day] An investigation by Amnesty International has revealed that children and women are exposed to sexual violence by security agents and inmates at two high-security prison facilities in Borno State.
[Nairobi News] Bongo musician Diamond Platnumz has ignited an online feud with his baby mama and ex-partner Zari Hassan after he claimed she was a cheater, just like him, which was one of reasons for their split.