Filani charges christian youths to be David like in leadership 

By  Grandball Choice  The national youth president of World Soul Winning Evangelistic Ministry, WOSEM, an arm of Christ Apostolic Church, Pastor Tunde Filani has charge youths to be bold and take the mantle of leadership like David did in Israel. Speaking at WOSEM Shiloh International Conference Ground, at the Youth International Convention, 2018, with the theme: ‘The Making of Champions’ at Ilesha in Osun state, Filani held that everyone, young and adult should pay most attention to what they are being taught. Taking the readings from 1Samuel 17, David took…

Read More

Oil rises as US renew sanctions against Iran

Oil prices rose on Tuesday as the U.S. reintroduced sanctions against major crude exporter, Iran, tightening global markets. Meanwhile, heatwave across Europe and other areas pushes oil up. Sweet Brent crude oil futures were at 74.08 dollars per barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up at 69.21 dollars a barrel. The U.S. sanctions against Iran, which shipped out almost three million barrels per day (bpd) of crude in July, officially came into effect at 12.01 a.m. U.S. Eastern time (04.01 GMT) on Tuesday. Many countries, including U.S….

Read More

Woman accuses husband of emotional torture, seeks dissolution of 22 years marriage

A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Tuesday dissolved a 22-year marriage between Ajara Lawal and her husband, Dauda, citing abandonment, irresponsibility, and inhumanity. The President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade, decried a situation where spouses deliberately subject one another to inhuman treatment. He said that such spouse had no fear of God in them and warned that God could punish them for the act. Odunade, consequently, declared: “In the interest of peaceful living, the union between Ajara and Dauda has ceased to be. “Custody of the five children…

Read More

Ghanaian president sacks energy minister

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has relieved Minister for Energy, Boakye Agyarko, of his post with immediate effect, the presidency said. According to the presidency, Mr Akufo-Addo has asked Mr Agyarko to hand over to John Amewu, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, who would act temporarily as Minister for Energy, until a substantive appointment is made. No reason was assigned for Mr Agyarko’s sack. However, local reports say his dismissal was linked to attempts by his ministry to amend portions of the controversial 510 million dollars power deal…

Read More

Senator Misau deplores security siege at National Assembly

A member of the Senate, Sen. Isa Misau, says siege at the National Assembly on Tuesday by Department of State Services (DSS) operatives was a “bad example to other African democracies’’. Misau, who represents Bauchi Central Senatorial District, said that barricading the gate of the assembly complex and denying some legislators access into their offices was a gross illegality and affront on democracy. As early as 7 a.m., security operatives blocked the entrance of the complex, barring workers, journalists and some legislators from going in. The DSS personnel, who were…

Read More

National Assembly: Osinbajo summons DSS DG, IGP Idris

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Director-General of the Department of State Security, Malam Lawan Daura at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the two security chiefs, who arrived Aso Rock at different times, were to update the acting president on security developments including the blockade of the National Assembly by security officials. The Inspector-General of Police was the first to arrive at about 12.35 p.m before the arrival of the DSS Director General at…

Read More

Woman stabs husband to death over telephone call

A 23-year-old housewife, Damilola Ayeni, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly stabbing her husband, Olumide, to death at their house on Bamgbose Street, Lagos Island. It was learnt that the duo, who got married about two years ago with two children together, had a disagreement at their home on Friday. The woman was said to have stabbed the 36-year-old husband in the chest. He was rushed to the Lagos Island General Hospital where he died. The deceased’s father, Sunday Ayeni, who reported the case to the…

Read More

APC: President Buhari’ll win in 2019

The All Progressives Congress has expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari will coast to victory in the 2019 elections despite the gale of defections that has hit the party within the last few weeks. The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr Yekini Nabena, said this in an interview with journalists in Abuja, on Sunday. He was responding to a question on the possible effect the exit of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on the party’s fortunes come 2019. Nabena explained…

Read More

AFRIMA jury arrives Nigeria for adjudication of 8,009 entries

The 13-man International Jury of the All Africa Music Awards will arrive Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday ahead of a week-long adjudication process following the closing of entries where 8,009 songs/videos were received for the 5th edition of the annual awards event. From August 8 to 14, event hospitality partner, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, will provide a secure venue for the AFRIMA International Jury members representing the five regions of Africa, the diaspora (Europe and North America) and the African Union Commission, who are tasked with the…

Read More

Chip labour: Robots replace waiters on China restaurant

The little robotic waiter wheels up to the table, raises its glass lid to reveal a steaming plate of local Shanghai-style crayfish and announces in low, mechanical tones, “Enjoy your meal.” The futuristic restaurant concept is the latest initiative in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s push to modernise service and retail in a country where robotics and artificial intelligence are increasingly being integrated into commerce. Raising efficiency and lowering labour costs are the objectives at Alibaba’s “Robot.He” diners, where waiters have been replaced by robots about the size of microwave ovens,…

Read More