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  •  Wikki Tourists Football Club of Bauchi on Wednesday in Enugu lost 1 2 to hosts Rangers International in a Week 31 fixture of the 20212022 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL Christian Nnaji put the game beyond the visitors with a brace in the match played at the Awka Township Stadium Nnaji opened scoring in the 13th hellip
    Wikki Tourists fall to Rangers International in Awka 
     Wikki Tourists Football Club of Bauchi on Wednesday in Enugu lost 1 2 to hosts Rangers International in a Week 31 fixture of the 20212022 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL Christian Nnaji put the game beyond the visitors with a brace in the match played at the Awka Township Stadium Nnaji opened scoring in the 13th hellip
    Wikki Tourists fall to Rangers International in Awka 
    General news1 month ago

    Wikki Tourists fall to Rangers International in Awka 

    Wikki Tourists Football Club of Bauchi on Wednesday in Enugu lost 1-2 to hosts Rangers International in a Week 31 fixture of the 20212022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Christian Nnaji put the game beyond the visitors with a brace in the match played at the Awka Township Stadium.Nnaji opened scoring in the 13th minute while Christopher John drew the game level in the 36th minute.Nnaji, however, decided the game with another goal in the 49th minute.Wikki Tourists’ coach, Abdullahi Adamu, blamed the loss on inexperience on the part of his players.He said this was because most of their experienced legs were rested ahead of their next game against Rivers United of Port Harcourt.Adamu, however, noted that his players nonetheless gave a good account of themselves.He said his decision to rest some players in the match was strategic.”I can assure that my players will improve their game in subsequent matches to help us maintain a good standing in the league table,” the coach said.On his part, the coach of Rangers International, Abdul Maikaba, described the result as a sweet one for the team.He said the game was not an easy win but that the team would work hard to get points away from home in order to improve on their position on the league table.(NAN)

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight over the appointment of Bishop Peter Okpaleke of Ekwulobia Diocese Anambra State as a Cardinal in the Catholic Church by Pope Francis Bishop Okpaleke becomes the fifth Cardinal from Nigeria Others before him are Dominic Ekandem Francis Arinze Anthony Okogie and John Onaiyekan He is among the 21 new hellip
    Buhari welcomes appointment of Bishop Okpaleke as 5th Cardinal from Nigeria
     President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight over the appointment of Bishop Peter Okpaleke of Ekwulobia Diocese Anambra State as a Cardinal in the Catholic Church by Pope Francis Bishop Okpaleke becomes the fifth Cardinal from Nigeria Others before him are Dominic Ekandem Francis Arinze Anthony Okogie and John Onaiyekan He is among the 21 new hellip
    Buhari welcomes appointment of Bishop Okpaleke as 5th Cardinal from Nigeria
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    Buhari welcomes appointment of Bishop Okpaleke as 5th Cardinal from Nigeria

    President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight over the appointment of Bishop Peter Okpaleke of Ekwulobia Diocese, Anambra State, as a Cardinal in the Catholic Church by Pope Francis.

    Bishop Okpaleke becomes the fifth Cardinal from Nigeria. Others before him are Dominic Ekandem, Francis Arinze, Anthony Okogie and John Onaiyekan.

    He is among the 21 new Cardinals Pope Francis announced on 29 May.

    In a congratulatory message by his media aide, Buhari commended the Pope for finding a capable Nigerian in the person of Bishop Okpaleke to be one of the two nominees from the African continent.

    He also congratulated the Nigerian Christian Community on this choice, describing the Cardinal-designate as ably qualified, and that having him in that position would benefit the country.

    The president also commended the commitment of the Catholic Church to unity, peace and progress of the Nigerian state.

    He also highlighted the effort of the Church in combating the COVID-19 pandemic as well as its support and commitment in favour of the poor and most vulnerable members of the society.

    (NAN)

  •  The Chief Medical Director CMD Federal Medical Centre FMC Katsina Dr Suleiman Muhammad said the Federal Government has approved the conversion of the centre to a Teaching Hospital Muhammad told newsmen in Katsina on Monday that the development followed singing of Memorandum of Understanding MoU between the Federal and Katsina State Government He said that efforts hellip
    FG converts FMC Katsina toTeaching Hospital – CMD
     The Chief Medical Director CMD Federal Medical Centre FMC Katsina Dr Suleiman Muhammad said the Federal Government has approved the conversion of the centre to a Teaching Hospital Muhammad told newsmen in Katsina on Monday that the development followed singing of Memorandum of Understanding MoU between the Federal and Katsina State Government He said that efforts hellip
    FG converts FMC Katsina toTeaching Hospital – CMD
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    FG converts FMC Katsina toTeaching Hospital – CMD

    The Chief Medical Director (CMD), Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Katsina, Dr.Suleiman Muhammad said the Federal Government has approved the conversion of the centre to a Teaching Hospital.Muhammad told newsmen in Katsina on Monday that the development followed singing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Federal and Katsina State Government.He said that efforts to covert the Centre as a clinical training point for medical students of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU), Katsina has been on for long, adding that it has became a reality.According to him, the conversion is sequel to the approval by President Muhammadu Buhari that sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the FG and Katsina State Government.The CMD said the MoU clearly stipulated that the Teaching Hospital would be used as clinical training site for medical students of UMYU, Katsina.“The MoU was signed on 8th December, 2020 by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Katsina State on behalf of the Katsina State Government”“While the the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire signed on belf of the Federal Government of Nigeria”“The occasion was witnessed by the management of UMYU and Federal Teaching Hospital Katsina (FTHK) as well as Katsina State Elders Forum.He commended Gov. Aminu Masari, Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari, the board of management of the hospital and the Katsina Elders Forum among others for the feat achieved.(NAN)

  •  Gov Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State said the newly digitised Certificate of Occupancy C of O under the Home Ownership Chartered of Ondo State Scheme HOCOS would boost economic activities in the state The governor said this during the distribution of the digitised C of O to the first set of beneficiaries on Wednesday in Akure hellip
    Ondo digitised Certificate of Occupancy to boost economic activities, says Akeredolu
     Gov Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State said the newly digitised Certificate of Occupancy C of O under the Home Ownership Chartered of Ondo State Scheme HOCOS would boost economic activities in the state The governor said this during the distribution of the digitised C of O to the first set of beneficiaries on Wednesday in Akure hellip
    Ondo digitised Certificate of Occupancy to boost economic activities, says Akeredolu
    Economy1 month ago

    Ondo digitised Certificate of Occupancy to boost economic activities, says Akeredolu

    Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State said the newly digitised Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) under the Home Ownership Chartered of Ondo State Scheme(HOCOS), would boost economic activities in the state.

    The governor said this during the distribution of the digitised C of O to the first set of beneficiaries on Wednesday in Akure.

    Akeredolu, who explained that the economic activities of the people through transactions with financial institutions, would be boosted through HOCOS, said it was aimed at ensuring transparency, fast-tracking and repositioning of land administration in the state.

    The governor maintained that in line with HOCOS objective, his administration had successfully moved from a five-leaf manually produced C of O to an abridged single-sheet digitised format that was produced with speed and efficiency.

    “The objective of HOCOS is to make land transactions and titling less cumbersome and transparent to the public through digitisation of processes. We are proud to say that we have achieved this objective.

    “The new single-leaf C of O to be distributed today has been designed with the highest technological standard, with the introduction of security features to protect the integrity of the document.

    “It will also enable easy conduct of property search and prevent cyber fraud,” he stated.

    Earlier, Mr Raimi Aminu, Commissioner for Infrastructure, Lands and Housing, applauded the governor for his ability to manage the meager resources, and also to achieve much in the state.

    He said the title document conferred on property owner, the legal rights to the land resources, describing the HOCOS as a life transforming scheme.

    “With Mr Governor’s support and his initiative, we are seeing it all today, you know this is a government for the people,” he said.

    Aminu also said that very soon the state would migrate to the second phase, which would be Ondo State Geographical Information System, among other facilities.

    “That by this, investors coming to the state would know which area would be suitable for their investment,” he said.

    The Commissioner for Finance, Wale Akinterinwa, while enumerating the opportunities and benefits of HOCOS,
    said title owners could easily approach any bank for money to fund their various businesses with ease.

    Similarly, Mr Tolu Adegbie, Executive Chairman, Ondo State Internal Revenue Services (ODIRS), appreciated the governor for the initiative.

    Adegbie said that the bankers present had been taken around the simplified process of searching, registration of deeds and perfecting mortgages.

    He congratulated the beneficiaries, noting that the scheme was a game changer for C of O issues in the state.

    Speaking, the Chairman of Ondo State Council of Obas and the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, who explained that it took him about six years to process a C of O in the past, lauded Akeredolu for the initiative, which he said had changed the narrative.



    (NAN)

  •  The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC has urged Nigerians to resort to the riding of bicycles to keep fit and healthy The Kogi FRSC Sector Commander Mr Stephen Dawulung gave the advice in statement issued by the corps Education Officer Mr Ayodeji Oluwadunsin in commemoration of the forthcoming 2022 World Bicycle Day on June 3 hellip
    Ride bicycle, keep fit, healthy – FRSC advises
     The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC has urged Nigerians to resort to the riding of bicycles to keep fit and healthy The Kogi FRSC Sector Commander Mr Stephen Dawulung gave the advice in statement issued by the corps Education Officer Mr Ayodeji Oluwadunsin in commemoration of the forthcoming 2022 World Bicycle Day on June 3 hellip
    Ride bicycle, keep fit, healthy – FRSC advises
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    Ride bicycle, keep fit, healthy – FRSC advises

    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has urged Nigerians to resort to the riding of bicycles to keep fit and healthy.

    The Kogi FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Stephen Dawulung, gave the advice in statement issued by the corps’ Education Officer, Mr Ayodeji Oluwadunsin, in commemoration of the forthcoming 2022 World Bicycle Day on June 3.

    “Bicycles, have over the years proved to be a veritable and effective mode of alternative transportation beside its other health advantages to man

    “Apart from making cities to be smarter and more attractive as openly seen in cities of some Asian countries, the use of non-motorised transportation such as the bicycle completely eliminates carbon emissions released into the atmosphere by vehicles.

    “it’s in this light, the Federal Road Safety Corps, in partnership with the UN, called on Nigerians to embrace cycling to promote well-being as well as to reduce crashes on Nigerians roads,” Dawulung said.

    The sector commander said that in agreement with the UN, the corps would initiate and propagate programmes and actions that would bring cycling into spotlights as one of the effective alternative means of transportation.

    He noted that reliance on motor vehicles had made Nigerian urban transportation system vulnerable in the case of increase in oil prices, thereby increasing national fuel consumption and creating heavy congestion on our roads.

    According to him, cycling activities cannot be underestimated if used as a sport or transport as pressure on health services and personnel costs are reduced while life expectancy is improved.

    He explained that this year’s theme: ”Cycling For Earth and Humanity” was chosen based on the advantages of the use of bicycle.

    “A bicycle parking demands up to 10 times less space than parking a car and it’s much more flexible with high penetrations ability compared to public transport.

    “Health wise, riding bicycle increases cardiovascular fitness, stimulates reduction in anxiety and depression and improves joint mobility,” he stated.

    He expressed the hope that this years symbolic demonstration of cycling by the corps in conjunction with Kogi Bicycle Association and other stakeholders, would go along way at improving our transportation system and public orientation on non-motorised transportation.

    Dawulung, however, enjoined bicycles riders to obey traffic rules and regulations like other road users for safety.

    (NAN)