President of Nigeria Guild of Cinematographers, Prince Afam Chiazor dies just a day to his birthday
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie put their Chateau Miraval estate’ and its ‘prized vineyards’ up for sale
The chateau which they had previously leased, starting in 2008, is surrounded by forests, olive groves and a lake and had served as the venue for their 2014 wedding and also gave them a hideaway from the cameras and children when needed.
According to reports, the exquisite estate has been valued and is going on the market any day now.
Meanwhile, the duo has agreed rid themselves of all jointly-owned property as part of their divorce settlement, reports say. The pair and their lawyers are working behind closed doors to come up with an agreement with regards to a financial settlement and the custody of their six children – Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and Knox.
Church can bail Nigeria out of recession – Bakare
Pastor Tunde Bakare, said the current economic recession was an opportunity for the Church to bail out the country through God-inspired economic principles
Bakare, a Senior Pastor, Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, stated this on Saturday in Abuja.
He spoke on the theme: “ The Church and Economic Recession , “ at the 14th anniversary celebration of Foursquare Gospel Church.
He said that the church had the ability to bail out nations, influence public policy through God-inspired economic principles and strategically position human resources to implement its principles.
Bakare, however, said that the church was yet to rise to the height mandated to it by destiny to bail out nations and to lead them to God’s will.
“ I am convinced that the recession currently being experienced in Nigeria is an opportunity for the Church.
“Therefore, I declare to you that the Scripture is about to be fulfilled in your hearing as God is stirring up the church to take responsibility for the destiny of Nigeria.
“ That is why we are gathered here today to talk about the church and economic recession.
“ If the church is also reeling from the impact of the recession, we must admit to ourselves that this is against the Scriptural pattern.
“ It is the best of times to take the tenets of the faith beyond the four walls of the church building to the marketplace and the policy roundtable, “ Bakare said.
He said that the nation’s economic recession was largely self-inflicted which could have been avoided, saying “unfortunately for Nigeria, our biggest boom experience fell into the hands of an unprepared leadership.“
Shi’ite members stage protest in Kano and Kaduna, demand release of their leader, Sheik El-Zakzaky
Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria IMN otherwise known as Shi’ittes, today staged a protest in some parts of Kano and Kaduna to demand the release of their leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who has been in detention since December last year following the clash they had with the Nigerian Army.
How to check ATM frauds, ex-VC advises CBN
Prof. Charles Ayo, the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota in Ogun, has advised the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to use fingerprint scanner to check Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) frauds.
Ayo gave the advice at the seventh inaugural lecture organised by the institution to mark its 14th Founder’s Day on Saturday in Ota.
The lecture is entitled: “Deconstructing the National Development Agenda; The Role of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs)’’.
The former vice-chancellor said that the policy do not require any special design as the current system could accommodate the proposed features at minimal cost.
“The fingerprint authentication will be a cheaper alternative than to relocate all ATMs to safer premises.
“The introduction of fingerprint scanner will further boost the apex bank’s policy in addressing frauds in the country,’’ he said.
Ayo attributed frauds and other related social vices like cultism, insurgency and militancy to negligence and under funding of the nation’s educational system.
The former vice-chancellor said that no nation could develop in an atmosphere devoid of peace, probity, accountability, transparency and adherence to the rule of law.
He, however, urged the Federal Government to invest massively in the education and deployment of ICTs in all operations and services as antidote to poverty, ignorance, and to unlock national development.
In his remarks, Dr David Oyedepo, the chancellor of the institution, said that universities in Nigeria and others African countries should respond to issues and problems facing them through huge investment in education.
‘We are facing challenges paying for printers for Visa stickers, passport booklets’ – FG
“I think the fact that he has appointed women into very senior positions says his view about women. I work with him very closely and I don’t see any misogynistic tendencies in him. In fact if for anything, I think he is very much in favor of women” – she said
Tricycle rider murdered in Anambra (graphic photos)
A tricycle rider named Sulay Muhammed from Igala, Kogi state, was murdered by unknown persons at an uncompleted building in Ifite-Okpuno in Anambra state on Thursday October 20th. Okwa C Ifugo, shared the sad story on Facebook. Read below
In today’s message, the President of ANIAS Comr. Ferguson Okpara has condemned the clueless murder of Mr. Sulay Muhammed whom is a Keke Driver and currently the secretary of Igala Indigenes in Anambra State that was believed to have occurred on Thursday 20th October, 2016 around 11pm.
According to the brother of the deceased, he raised alarm of Mr. Sulay absence from the house at his usual home coming hour which is 9pm. According to him, he waited till 10pm but with a continuous call on the deceased line which the deceased failed to pick till the line got off. At that point, he was scared and started calling all his Igala brothers and friends to inquire if anyone knows sulay’s where about but all efforts became futile. The following Morning which was yesterday according to the brother, he received a strange call around 9am which instructed him to proceed to the police station. On getting to the station his brother’s cruelsome murder was broadcasted to him. Immediately he alerted the President of ANIAS whom quickly rushed to the police station which is a Divisional Police Station (Awka B Division) and confirmed the death of Mr. Sulay Muhammed whom is a strong and functional member of ANIAS. In the same light, the police B division DPO(Jonathan Modi) immediately called the State police headquarters which release the police ambulance and a team of armed police men accompanied the brothers and Igala Union head to where Mr. Sulay was murdered which was in an uncompleted building located at Ifite-Okpuno. Finally, the President of ANIAS urged the police to do everything possible to bring the culprit to book which the DPO has assured him on. On that note, he Condole with the Sulay’s family and pray for God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss. And also used the platform to warn the entire ANIAS members to be watchful of their various activities from now henceforth because the days are evil.