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  •  The equity market on the Nigerian Exchange Ltd extended losses to Monday It shedded N13 06 billion to close the market capitalisation at N26 614 trillion as against N26 628 trillion traded on Friday The negative performance was majorly driven by selloffs in banking stocks such as United Bank for Africa UBA Ecobank Transnational Incorporated ETI and Guaranty Trust Holding Company GTCO Consequently the All Share Index closed 0 05 per cent to close at 49 344 67 per cent from 49 370 62 which it opened Also the year to date YTD return fell to 15 52 per cent Analysis of today s market activities showed trade turnover settled lower relative to the previous session with the value of transactions down by 19 97 per cent However market breadth closed negative as 18 stocks were on the laggard s chart while eight were on the gainer s Courtville Business solutions led the gainers chart in percentage terms by 9 09 per cent to close at 48k per share Honeywell Flour Mill followed with a gain of 8 68 per cent to close at N2 63 while Mutual Benefits Assurance rose by eight per cent to close at 27k per share MEN Insurance also went up by 4 71 per cent each to close at N4 per share Breweries also went up by 2 90 per cent each to close at N3 90 per share On the other hand FTNCocoa led the losers chart in percentage terms by 9 09 per cent to close at 30k per share LASACO shed 8 65 per cent to close at 95k per share WAPIC also lost 7 32 per cent to close at 38k per share while ETI lost 5 66 per cent to close at N10 per share NGX Group declined by 4 62 per cent to close at N19 60 per share Analysis of the market activities showed trade turnover settled lower relative to the previous session with the value of transactions reducing by 7 18 per cent A total of 122 74 million shares valued at N1 30 billion were exchanged in 3 915 deals Transactions in the shares of Mutual Benefits Assurance topped the most volume chart with 8 58 million shares valued at N9 71 million Transcorp followed with 9 23 million shares worth N9 23 million while GTCO traded 8 58 million shares valued at N173 74 million Sterling Bank sold 7 94 million shares worth N11 91 million Access Bank Holdings traded 7 87 million shares valued at N65 42 million NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Selloffs: Investors losses N13bn on NGX
     The equity market on the Nigerian Exchange Ltd extended losses to Monday It shedded N13 06 billion to close the market capitalisation at N26 614 trillion as against N26 628 trillion traded on Friday The negative performance was majorly driven by selloffs in banking stocks such as United Bank for Africa UBA Ecobank Transnational Incorporated ETI and Guaranty Trust Holding Company GTCO Consequently the All Share Index closed 0 05 per cent to close at 49 344 67 per cent from 49 370 62 which it opened Also the year to date YTD return fell to 15 52 per cent Analysis of today s market activities showed trade turnover settled lower relative to the previous session with the value of transactions down by 19 97 per cent However market breadth closed negative as 18 stocks were on the laggard s chart while eight were on the gainer s Courtville Business solutions led the gainers chart in percentage terms by 9 09 per cent to close at 48k per share Honeywell Flour Mill followed with a gain of 8 68 per cent to close at N2 63 while Mutual Benefits Assurance rose by eight per cent to close at 27k per share MEN Insurance also went up by 4 71 per cent each to close at N4 per share Breweries also went up by 2 90 per cent each to close at N3 90 per share On the other hand FTNCocoa led the losers chart in percentage terms by 9 09 per cent to close at 30k per share LASACO shed 8 65 per cent to close at 95k per share WAPIC also lost 7 32 per cent to close at 38k per share while ETI lost 5 66 per cent to close at N10 per share NGX Group declined by 4 62 per cent to close at N19 60 per share Analysis of the market activities showed trade turnover settled lower relative to the previous session with the value of transactions reducing by 7 18 per cent A total of 122 74 million shares valued at N1 30 billion were exchanged in 3 915 deals Transactions in the shares of Mutual Benefits Assurance topped the most volume chart with 8 58 million shares valued at N9 71 million Transcorp followed with 9 23 million shares worth N9 23 million while GTCO traded 8 58 million shares valued at N173 74 million Sterling Bank sold 7 94 million shares worth N11 91 million Access Bank Holdings traded 7 87 million shares valued at N65 42 million NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Selloffs: Investors losses N13bn on NGX
    Economy1 month ago

    Selloffs: Investors losses N13bn on NGX

    The equity market on the Nigerian Exchange Ltd. extended losses to Monday.It shedded N13.06 billion to close the market capitalisation at N26.614 trillion as against N26.628 trillion traded on Friday.The negative performance was majorly driven by selloffs in banking stocks such as United Bank for Africa (UBA), Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) and Guaranty Trust Holding Company (GTCO).Consequently, the All-Share Index closed 0.05 per cent to close at 49,344.67 per cent from 49,370.62 which it opened.Also, the year-to-date (YTD) return fell to 15.52 per cent.Analysis of today’s market activities showed trade turnover settled lower relative to the previous session, with the value of transactions down by 19.97 per cent.However, market breadth closed negative as 18 stocks were on the laggard’s chart while eight were on the gainer’s.Courtville Business solutions led the gainers’ chart in percentage terms by 9.09 per cent to close at 48k per share.Honeywell Flour Mill followed with a gain of 8.68 per cent to close at N2.63, while Mutual Benefits Assurance rose by eight per cent to close at 27k per share.MEN Insurance also went up by 4.71 per cent each to close at N4 per share. Breweries also went up by 2.90 per cent each to close at N3.90 per share.On the other hand, FTNCocoa led the losers’ chart in percentage terms by 9.09 per cent to close at 30k per share.LASACO shed 8.65 per cent to close at 95k per share. WAPIC also lost 7.32 per cent to close at 38k per share, while ETI lost 5.66 per cent to close at N10 per share.NGX Group declined by 4.62 per cent to close at N19.60 per share.Analysis of the market activities showed trade turnover settled lower relative to the previous session, with the value of transactions reducing by 7.18 per cent.A total of 122.74 million shares valued at N1.30 billion were exchanged in 3,915 deals.Transactions in the shares of Mutual Benefits Assurance topped the most volume chart with 8.58 million shares valued at N9.71 million.Transcorp followed with 9.23 million shares worth N9.23 million, while GTCO  traded 8.58 million shares valued at N173.74 million.Sterling Bank sold 7.94 million shares worth N11.91 million.Access Bank Holdings traded 7.87 million shares valued at N65.42 million.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  An oriental derby is on the cards in the 2022 Aiteo Federation Cup as Rangers square up against Heartland in one of the competition s Round of 32 Men s fixtures The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Rangers International FC Enugu versus Heartland FC Owerri game will hold on Aug 3 at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin Kickoff is 4 00 p m Rangers have the bragging over their rival going into the derby clash after handing Heartland a back to back defeat at the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL The Flying Antelopes are looking for redemption after their push for a continental ticket in the NPFL failed to see the light of the day They will therefore take this game as a make or break affair as they intend to end their campaign with a trophy in their cabinet NAN also reports that Rangers last won the oldest club competition in the country in 2018 In another round of 32 fixtures two NPFL giants are set to clash as Niger Tornadoes brace up against Enyimba International of Aba in Ijebu Ode The Ikon Allah Boys do battle against the Elephants the most successful team in the NPFL in what promises to be a cracking game However on recent form Niger Tornadoes will feel they can nick this one after holding Enyimba to a 1 1 draw in Aba before edging the reverse fixture at home 2 1 in the 20212022 NPFL season ROUND OF 32 FIXTURES MEN Bayelsa United Vs Green Beret Enugu 030822 2 00 p m Enyimba International Vs Niger Tornadoes Ijebu Ode 030822 4 00 p m Doma United Vs Lobi Stars Jos 030822 4 00 p m Akure City Academy Vs Bendel Insurance Feeders Nnewi 030822 4 00 p m Rangers Int l Vs Heartland FC Benin City 030822 4 00 p m Sunshine Stars Vs Rovers FC Aba 030822 4 00 p m Cynosure FC Vs Katsina United Makurdi 030822 4 00 p m Remo Stars Vs Akwa United Enugu 030822 4 00 p m Kogi United Vs Kanta United Minna 030822 4 00 p m DMD FC Vs Housing Corporation Abuja 030822 4 00 p m Zamfara United Vs Kano Pillars Kaduna 030822 2 00 p m Fulfill FC Vs El Kanemi Warriors Gombe 030822 4 00 p m Kwara United Vs Wikki Tourists Abuja 030822 4pm Bendel Insurance Vs Ottasolo FC Ilorin 030822 4 00 p m Sokoto United Vs Nasarawa United Kaduna 030822 4 00 p m Dakkada FC already qualified for Round of 16 ROUND OF 16 FIXTURES WOMEN Bayelsa Queens Vs Niger Amazons 040822 4 00 p m Venue TBD Abruka Queens Vs Abia Angels Benin City 040822 4 00 p m Naija Ratels Vs Nasarawa Amazons Jos 040822 4 00 p m Immaculate Queens Vs Confluence Queens Makurdi 040822 4 00 p m Honey Badgers Vs Delta Queens Owerri 040822 4 00 p m Heartland Queens Vs Dannaz Ladies Warri 040822 4 00 p m Osun Babes Vs Royal Queens Abuja 040822 4 00 p m Edo Queens Vs Awka Robo Queens 040822 4 00 p m Venue TBD NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Aiteo Cup: Heartland face rivals Enugu Rangers
     An oriental derby is on the cards in the 2022 Aiteo Federation Cup as Rangers square up against Heartland in one of the competition s Round of 32 Men s fixtures The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Rangers International FC Enugu versus Heartland FC Owerri game will hold on Aug 3 at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin Kickoff is 4 00 p m Rangers have the bragging over their rival going into the derby clash after handing Heartland a back to back defeat at the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL The Flying Antelopes are looking for redemption after their push for a continental ticket in the NPFL failed to see the light of the day They will therefore take this game as a make or break affair as they intend to end their campaign with a trophy in their cabinet NAN also reports that Rangers last won the oldest club competition in the country in 2018 In another round of 32 fixtures two NPFL giants are set to clash as Niger Tornadoes brace up against Enyimba International of Aba in Ijebu Ode The Ikon Allah Boys do battle against the Elephants the most successful team in the NPFL in what promises to be a cracking game However on recent form Niger Tornadoes will feel they can nick this one after holding Enyimba to a 1 1 draw in Aba before edging the reverse fixture at home 2 1 in the 20212022 NPFL season ROUND OF 32 FIXTURES MEN Bayelsa United Vs Green Beret Enugu 030822 2 00 p m Enyimba International Vs Niger Tornadoes Ijebu Ode 030822 4 00 p m Doma United Vs Lobi Stars Jos 030822 4 00 p m Akure City Academy Vs Bendel Insurance Feeders Nnewi 030822 4 00 p m Rangers Int l Vs Heartland FC Benin City 030822 4 00 p m Sunshine Stars Vs Rovers FC Aba 030822 4 00 p m Cynosure FC Vs Katsina United Makurdi 030822 4 00 p m Remo Stars Vs Akwa United Enugu 030822 4 00 p m Kogi United Vs Kanta United Minna 030822 4 00 p m DMD FC Vs Housing Corporation Abuja 030822 4 00 p m Zamfara United Vs Kano Pillars Kaduna 030822 2 00 p m Fulfill FC Vs El Kanemi Warriors Gombe 030822 4 00 p m Kwara United Vs Wikki Tourists Abuja 030822 4pm Bendel Insurance Vs Ottasolo FC Ilorin 030822 4 00 p m Sokoto United Vs Nasarawa United Kaduna 030822 4 00 p m Dakkada FC already qualified for Round of 16 ROUND OF 16 FIXTURES WOMEN Bayelsa Queens Vs Niger Amazons 040822 4 00 p m Venue TBD Abruka Queens Vs Abia Angels Benin City 040822 4 00 p m Naija Ratels Vs Nasarawa Amazons Jos 040822 4 00 p m Immaculate Queens Vs Confluence Queens Makurdi 040822 4 00 p m Honey Badgers Vs Delta Queens Owerri 040822 4 00 p m Heartland Queens Vs Dannaz Ladies Warri 040822 4 00 p m Osun Babes Vs Royal Queens Abuja 040822 4 00 p m Edo Queens Vs Awka Robo Queens 040822 4 00 p m Venue TBD NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Aiteo Cup: Heartland face rivals Enugu Rangers
    General news2 months ago

    Aiteo Cup: Heartland face rivals Enugu Rangers

    An oriental derby is on the cards in the 2022 Aiteo Federation Cup as Rangers square up against Heartland in one of the competition’s Round of 32 Men’s fixtures.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Rangers International FC, Enugu versus Heartland FC, Owerri game will hold on Aug. 3 at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.

    Benin.

    Kickoff is 4.00 p.

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    Rangers have the bragging over their rival going into the derby clash, after handing Heartland a back-to-back defeat at the just-concluded Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

    The Flying Antelopes are looking for redemption after their push for a continental ticket in the NPFL failed to see the light of the day.

    They will therefore take this game as a make-or-break affair, as they intend to end their campaign with a trophy in their cabinet.

    NAN also reports that Rangers last won the oldest club competition in the country in 2018. In another round of 32 fixtures, two NPFL giants are set to clash as Niger Tornadoes brace up against Enyimba International of Aba in Ijebu Ode. The Ikon Allah Boys do battle against the Elephants, the most successful team in the NPFL in what promises to be a cracking game.

    However, on recent form, Niger Tornadoes will feel they can nick this one after holding Enyimba to a 1-1 draw in Aba, before edging the reverse fixture at home 2-1 in the 20212022 NPFL season.

    ROUND OF 32 FIXTURES (MEN) Bayelsa United Vs Green Beret– Enugu – (030822) – 2 00 p.

    m. Enyimba International Vs Niger Tornadoes– Ijebu-Ode – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Doma United Vs Lobi Stars– Jos – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Akure City Academy Vs Bendel Insurance Feeders– Nnewi – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Rangers Int’l Vs Heartland FC– Benin City – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Sunshine Stars Vs Rovers FC– Aba – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Cynosure FC Vs Katsina United– Makurdi – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Remo Stars Vs Akwa United– Enugu – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Kogi United Vs Kanta United– Minna – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. DMD FC Vs Housing Corporation – Abuja – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Zamfara United Vs Kano Pillars – Kaduna – (030822) – 2.00 p.

    m. Fulfill FC Vs El-Kanemi Warriors– Gombe – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Kwara United Vs Wikki Tourists– Abuja – (030822) – 4pm Bendel Insurance Vs Ottasolo FC– Ilorin – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Sokoto United Vs Nasarawa United– Kaduna – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. .

    Dakkada FC already qualified for Round of 16 ROUND OF 16 FIXTURES (WOMEN) Bayelsa Queens Vs Niger Amazons – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. (Venue TBD) Abruka Queens Vs Abia Angels – Benin City – 040822 – 4 00 p.

    m. Naija Ratels Vs Nasarawa Amazons – Jos – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. Immaculate Queens Vs Confluence Queens – Makurdi – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. Honey Badgers Vs Delta Queens – Owerri – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. Heartland Queens Vs Dannaz Ladies – Warri – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. Osun Babes Vs Royal Queens – Abuja – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. Edo Queens Vs Awka Robo Queens – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. (Venue TBD).


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC says of the 6 649 people tested for the Coronavirus COVID 19 nationwide there were more males than females Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu Director General DG of NCDC made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja Iheakweazu said NCDC data revealed that of the 6 649 suspected cases tested for the disease 71 per cent were males while females made up just 21 per cent of the total number He said of the sources of cases 210 had travel history 129 were contacts of confirmed cases 11 infected by unknown sources while 92 still had incomplete epidemiological information He disclosed that in the last 24 hours 35 new confirmed cases were reported bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 442 No new case has been reported from any state in the last 24 hours as the number of states with confirmed cases remain 19 including the Federal Capital Territory According to the NCDC DG the agency continues to respond to the pandemic across the country and has prioritised the distribution of Viral Transport Medium VTM to all the states and FCT for sample collection He also said that the deployment of COVID 19 starter packs to all tertiary institutions and the federal medical centres was in progress Iheakweazu further said the NCDC had fully set up expanded laboratory network for COVID 19 across the six geopolitical zones with 13 laboratories activated He however said that the deployment of Rapid Response Team RRT to support response in all states with confirmed case s stood at 22 All education materials can be found via www covid19 ncdc gov ng he stated NAN reports that the country s active cases currently stand at 277 with majority in stable condition NCDC through its verified Twitter account on Thursday Night said that by 10 20 p m April 16 the active cases were in stable conditions It said that the 35 new cases of COVID 19 were recorded from four states 19 in Lagos nine in FCT five in Kano and two in Oyo State As at 10 20 p m April 16 Lagos has a total of 251 positive cases while the FCT and Kano have 67 and 21 confirmed cases of COVID 19 respectively Others are Osun 20 Ogun 9 Edo 15 Oyo 13 Bauchi six Kaduna six Akwa Ibom six Katsina Seven Kwara four and Ondo three Delta four Kano 16 Enugu two Ekiti two Rivers two Benue one Niger two and Anambra one it stated Edited By Kevin Okunzuwa Nyisom Fiyigon Dore NAN
    Men constitute majority of over 6,000 tested for COVID-19 in Nigeria – NCDC
     The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC says of the 6 649 people tested for the Coronavirus COVID 19 nationwide there were more males than females Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu Director General DG of NCDC made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja Iheakweazu said NCDC data revealed that of the 6 649 suspected cases tested for the disease 71 per cent were males while females made up just 21 per cent of the total number He said of the sources of cases 210 had travel history 129 were contacts of confirmed cases 11 infected by unknown sources while 92 still had incomplete epidemiological information He disclosed that in the last 24 hours 35 new confirmed cases were reported bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 442 No new case has been reported from any state in the last 24 hours as the number of states with confirmed cases remain 19 including the Federal Capital Territory According to the NCDC DG the agency continues to respond to the pandemic across the country and has prioritised the distribution of Viral Transport Medium VTM to all the states and FCT for sample collection He also said that the deployment of COVID 19 starter packs to all tertiary institutions and the federal medical centres was in progress Iheakweazu further said the NCDC had fully set up expanded laboratory network for COVID 19 across the six geopolitical zones with 13 laboratories activated He however said that the deployment of Rapid Response Team RRT to support response in all states with confirmed case s stood at 22 All education materials can be found via www covid19 ncdc gov ng he stated NAN reports that the country s active cases currently stand at 277 with majority in stable condition NCDC through its verified Twitter account on Thursday Night said that by 10 20 p m April 16 the active cases were in stable conditions It said that the 35 new cases of COVID 19 were recorded from four states 19 in Lagos nine in FCT five in Kano and two in Oyo State As at 10 20 p m April 16 Lagos has a total of 251 positive cases while the FCT and Kano have 67 and 21 confirmed cases of COVID 19 respectively Others are Osun 20 Ogun 9 Edo 15 Oyo 13 Bauchi six Kaduna six Akwa Ibom six Katsina Seven Kwara four and Ondo three Delta four Kano 16 Enugu two Ekiti two Rivers two Benue one Niger two and Anambra one it stated Edited By Kevin Okunzuwa Nyisom Fiyigon Dore NAN
    Men constitute majority of over 6,000 tested for COVID-19 in Nigeria – NCDC
    Health2 years ago

    Men constitute majority of over 6,000 tested for COVID-19 in Nigeria – NCDC

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says of the 6,649 people tested for the Coronavirus (COVID-19), nationwide, there were more males than females.Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General (DG) of NCDC, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria , on Friday in Abuja.Iheakweazu said NCDC data revealed that of the 6,649 suspected cases tested for the disease, 71 per cent were males, while females made up just 21 per cent of the total number.He said of the sources of cases, 210 had travel history, 129 were contacts of confirmed cases, 11 infected by unknown sources, while 92 still had incomplete epidemiological information.He disclosed that in the last 24 hours, 35 new confirmed cases were reported bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 442.“No new case has been reported from any state in the last 24 hours, as the number of states with confirmed cases remain 19, including the Federal Capital Territory.According to the NCDC DG, the agency continues to respond to the pandemic across the country and has prioritised the distribution of Viral Transport Medium (VTM), to all the states and FCT, for sample collection.He also said that the deployment of COVID-19 starter packs to all tertiary institutions and the federal medical centres, was in progress.Iheakweazu further said the NCDC had fully set up expanded laboratory network for COVID-19 across the six geopolitical zones, with 13 laboratories activated.He, however, said that the deployment of Rapid Response Team (RRT), to support response in all states with confirmed case(s) stood at 22.“All education materials can be found via www.covid19.ncdc.gov.ng,” he stated.NAN reports that the country’s active cases currently stand at 277, with majority in stable condition.NCDC, through its verified Twitter account on Thursday Night, said that by 10:20 p.m, April 16, the active cases were in stable conditions.It said that the 35 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded from four states; 19 in Lagos, nine in FCT, five in Kano and two in Oyo State.“As at 10:20 p.m. April 16, Lagos has a total of 251 positive cases, while the FCT and Kano  have 67 and 21 confirmed cases of  COVID-19 respectively.“Others are  Osun- 20, Ogun – 9, Edo – 15, Oyo – 13, Bauchi – six, Kaduna – six, Akwa Ibom – six, Katsina – Seven, Kwara – four and Ondo – three.“Delta– four, Kano– 16 , Enugu – two, Ekiti – two, Rivers – two, Benue – one, Niger – two and Anambra – one,” it stated.Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa/Nyisom Fiyigon Dore (NAN)

  •  Full Gospel Business Men s Fellowship International FGBMFI Agboju Chapter Zone B says its programmes now hold online in compliance with the preventive measures against COVID 19 pandemic The Chapter President Isaac Onyenegecha told the Nigeria News Agency in Lagos on Monday that its weekly programmes started online since government announced the lockdown in Lagos He said the chapter commenced online fellowship due to its understanding that the efforts of the Lagos State Government was in line with medical experts directives in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the city We are observing the stay at home directive because that is one of the best measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the land Our weekly programmes of Tuesday Fellowship and Thursday Prayer Meetings now hold online through the chapter s WhatsApp platform group which members participated on schedule he said Onyenegecha said there was need to suspend the regular Fellowship and resolve to online because at the end of every gathering members usually hold hands to sing the general FGBMF Anthem after which men hugged men and women hugged women According to him the online programme have gone a long way to help the body maintain social distancing to avoid the spread of the pandemic The only thing missing is that we no longer see ourselves physically to shake hands or hug one another but we sing our anthem and members are equally advised to comply with every preventive measures he added Onyenegecha urged other chapters across various zones in the country to keep faith in the period saying that smart phones was an alternative to do the needful and ensure that fellowship was observed He added that the platform was also used as a medium to remind members to adhere to hand washing use of sanitisers in their homes and stay safe NAN reports that FGBMFI is a Fellowship with the largest network of Christian businessmen in the world which was founded in 1953 and in over 85 nations meeting in thousands of chapters across the globe Edited By Francis Onyeukwu Adeleye Ajayi NAN
    COVID-19: Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship holds online meetings
     Full Gospel Business Men s Fellowship International FGBMFI Agboju Chapter Zone B says its programmes now hold online in compliance with the preventive measures against COVID 19 pandemic The Chapter President Isaac Onyenegecha told the Nigeria News Agency in Lagos on Monday that its weekly programmes started online since government announced the lockdown in Lagos He said the chapter commenced online fellowship due to its understanding that the efforts of the Lagos State Government was in line with medical experts directives in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the city We are observing the stay at home directive because that is one of the best measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the land Our weekly programmes of Tuesday Fellowship and Thursday Prayer Meetings now hold online through the chapter s WhatsApp platform group which members participated on schedule he said Onyenegecha said there was need to suspend the regular Fellowship and resolve to online because at the end of every gathering members usually hold hands to sing the general FGBMF Anthem after which men hugged men and women hugged women According to him the online programme have gone a long way to help the body maintain social distancing to avoid the spread of the pandemic The only thing missing is that we no longer see ourselves physically to shake hands or hug one another but we sing our anthem and members are equally advised to comply with every preventive measures he added Onyenegecha urged other chapters across various zones in the country to keep faith in the period saying that smart phones was an alternative to do the needful and ensure that fellowship was observed He added that the platform was also used as a medium to remind members to adhere to hand washing use of sanitisers in their homes and stay safe NAN reports that FGBMFI is a Fellowship with the largest network of Christian businessmen in the world which was founded in 1953 and in over 85 nations meeting in thousands of chapters across the globe Edited By Francis Onyeukwu Adeleye Ajayi NAN
    COVID-19: Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship holds online meetings
    Religion2 years ago

    COVID-19: Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship holds online meetings

    Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI), Agboju Chapter, Zone B, says its programmes now hold online in compliance with the preventive measures against COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Chapter President, Isaac Onyenegecha, told the Nigeria News Agency in Lagos on Monday that its weekly programmes started online since government announced the lockdown in Lagos.

    He said the chapter commenced online fellowship due to its understanding that the efforts of the Lagos State Government was in line with medical experts’ directives in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the city.

    “We are observing the stay-at-home directive because that is one of the best measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the land.

    “Our weekly programmes of Tuesday Fellowship and Thursday Prayer Meetings now hold online through the chapter’s WhatsApp platform group which members participated on schedule,” he said.

    Onyenegecha said there was need to suspend the regular Fellowship and resolve to online because at the end of every gathering, members usually hold hands to sing the general FGBMF Anthem after which men hugged men and women hugged women.

    According to him, the online programme have gone a long way to help the body maintain social distancing to avoid the spread of the pandemic.

    “The only thing missing is that we no longer see ourselves physically to shake hands or hug one another but we sing our anthem and members are equally advised to comply with every preventive measures,” he added.

    Onyenegecha urged other chapters across various zones in the country to keep faith in the period, saying that smart phones was an alternative to do the needful and ensure that fellowship was observed.

    He added that the platform was also used as a medium to remind members to adhere to hand washing, use of sanitisers in their homes and stay safe.

    NAN reports that FGBMFI is a Fellowship with the largest network of Christian businessmen in the world which was founded in 1953 and in over 85 nations; meeting in thousands of chapters across the globe.


    Edited By: Francis Onyeukwu/Adeleye Ajayi
    (NAN)

     

     

     

     

  •  A 38 year old man was on Friday charged with assault after saying he had Coronavirus and was coughing on another person in a supermarket in western Germany Police in the town of Brilon in North Rhine Westphalia said the man was acting aggressively and was upset about a momentarily unoccupied cash desk at the supermarket and when a 24 year old man tried to get him to calm down the accused coughed on him The district health department has yet to determine whether the accused is actually infected with the novel Coronavirus police said People have also reported to have been coughed on in the north city of Guetersloh A 52 year old man harassed and coughed on other people in the city s pedestrian zone on Thursday police said He is also being charged with assault Edited By Halima Sheji Rabiu Sani Ali NAN
    Men charged with assault after coughing on people in Germany
     A 38 year old man was on Friday charged with assault after saying he had Coronavirus and was coughing on another person in a supermarket in western Germany Police in the town of Brilon in North Rhine Westphalia said the man was acting aggressively and was upset about a momentarily unoccupied cash desk at the supermarket and when a 24 year old man tried to get him to calm down the accused coughed on him The district health department has yet to determine whether the accused is actually infected with the novel Coronavirus police said People have also reported to have been coughed on in the north city of Guetersloh A 52 year old man harassed and coughed on other people in the city s pedestrian zone on Thursday police said He is also being charged with assault Edited By Halima Sheji Rabiu Sani Ali NAN
    Men charged with assault after coughing on people in Germany
    Foreign3 years ago

    Men charged with assault after coughing on people in Germany

    A 38-year-old man was on Friday charged with assault after saying he had Coronavirus and  was coughing on another person in a supermarket in western Germany.

    Police in the town of Brilon in North Rhine Westphalia said the man was acting aggressively and was upset about a momentarily unoccupied cash desk at the supermarket, and when a 24-year-old man tried to get him to calm down, the accused coughed on him.

    The district health department has yet to determine whether the accused is actually infected with the novel Coronavirus, police said.

    People have also reported to have been coughed on in  the north city of Guetersloh.

    A 52-year-old man harassed and coughed on other people in the city’s pedestrian zone on Thursday, police said.

    He is also being charged with assault.


    Edited By: Halima Sheji/Rabiu Sani Ali
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  •  World Rugby World Rugby nbsp has today unveiled details of the inaugural HSBC Sevens Challenger Series event for women which will take place at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch South Africa on 28 29 March 2020 The standalone event will see 12 teams who have qualified from all six World Rugby regions competing to win a coveted core place on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for the 2021 season The nations who will compete in Stellenbosch are Argentina Belgium China Colombia Japan Kazakhstan Kenya Mexico Papua New Guinea Poland Scotland and hosts South Africa The tournament format will see the 12 teams drawn into three pools of four teams that will compete towards a grand final where the winner gains core team status on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021 replacing the bottom placed core team at the end of this season and providing a clear and consistent pathway for teams to progress to play against the world rsquo s best The announcement follows the introduction of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series for men which kicks off in Vi ntilde a del Mar Chile on 15 16 February 2020 HSBC WORLD RUGBY SEVENS CHALLENGER SERIES MEN rsquo S EVENT IN CHILE gt gt http bit ly 37jv0l8 The Sevens Challenger Series is a new competition designed to boost rugby sevens rsquo development across the globe Today rsquo s announcement is just the beginning for women rsquo s participation on the Sevens Challenger Series which will evolve to feature more rounds across the globe as it grows and develops in future years With sevens experiencing dynamic growth in terms of both participation and fan engagement World Rugby is aiming to develop the next generation of players and take rugby sevens to new nations further growing the popularity and performance of sevens as we approach the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and beyond Rugby sevens rsquo hugely impactful debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games attracted an estimated 30 million new fans from around the world to the speed skill and athleticism of rugby sevens and with Tokyo 2020 on the horizon the Sevens Challenger Series will help to prepare teams for the possibility of playing on the world rsquo s biggest sporting stage World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series participants China and Kenya have already qualified for Tokyo 2020 while Argentina Colombia Kazakhstan Mexico and Papua New Guinea will all take part in the Olympic repechage in June 2020 to try and secure their place at the 2020 Olympic Games In a continuation of their decade long partnership with rugby sevens HSBC is confirmed as the title partner of the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said ldquo The launch of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series for both women and men is an important milestone moment for the development of rugby sevens around the globe ldquo Sevens has seen dynamic growth in interest and fan engagement since making it rsquo s hugely successful Olympic debut at Rio 2016 and it is right to launch the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series in a pivotal year for rugby sevens ahead of the spotlight shone by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games ldquo The new Sevens Challenger Series will help to develop the next generation of players and bring international sevens events to new nations further growing its popularity around the world and underscoring our commitment to be a sport for all ldquo World Rugby is heavily committed to growing the women rsquo s game ndash the women rsquo s competition on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has expanded from six to eight rounds this season and teams are more competitive than ever demonstrating the need and appetite for more women rsquo s teams to be playing sevens at a high level with a clear pathway to progress to the very top of rugby sevens rdquo Stellenbosch was selected as host following the ground breaking women rsquo s World Rugby High Performance Academy which took place at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport in May 2019 and the recent success of having the South African women rsquo s sevens team play as invitational team at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens in December WOMEN rsquo S WORLD RUGBY HIGH PERFORMANCE ACADEMY IN STELLENBOSCH gt gt http bit ly 2SfTlnB South Africa Rugby President Mark Alexander said ldquo It is apt that we will host this very exciting tournament in Stellenbosch as that is where South Africa hosted its first World Series tournament way back in 1999 ldquo We are thrilled to be hosting the inaugural HSBC Sevens Challenger Series event for women in Stellenbosch and grateful to World Rugby for the opportunity ldquo This tournament will provide our enthusiastic supporters with yet another opportunity to see top female sevens players in action something we experienced for the first time last year at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens rdquo Jonathan Castleman HSBC Global Head of Brand Partnerships said ldquo Throughout our 10 year partnership with rugby sevens we have worked hand in hand with our partners to evolve the sport and ensure it maximises its potential ldquo With talented teams from Africa Asia South America Central America and Europe all coming together in one stadium the new Women rsquo s Seven rsquo s Challenger Series is both a wonderful demonstration of the global nature of rugby sevens and a great initiative to support the growth of the sport in new markets rdquo
    Women’s event confirmed for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series in South Africa
     World Rugby World Rugby nbsp has today unveiled details of the inaugural HSBC Sevens Challenger Series event for women which will take place at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch South Africa on 28 29 March 2020 The standalone event will see 12 teams who have qualified from all six World Rugby regions competing to win a coveted core place on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for the 2021 season The nations who will compete in Stellenbosch are Argentina Belgium China Colombia Japan Kazakhstan Kenya Mexico Papua New Guinea Poland Scotland and hosts South Africa The tournament format will see the 12 teams drawn into three pools of four teams that will compete towards a grand final where the winner gains core team status on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021 replacing the bottom placed core team at the end of this season and providing a clear and consistent pathway for teams to progress to play against the world rsquo s best The announcement follows the introduction of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series for men which kicks off in Vi ntilde a del Mar Chile on 15 16 February 2020 HSBC WORLD RUGBY SEVENS CHALLENGER SERIES MEN rsquo S EVENT IN CHILE gt gt http bit ly 37jv0l8 The Sevens Challenger Series is a new competition designed to boost rugby sevens rsquo development across the globe Today rsquo s announcement is just the beginning for women rsquo s participation on the Sevens Challenger Series which will evolve to feature more rounds across the globe as it grows and develops in future years With sevens experiencing dynamic growth in terms of both participation and fan engagement World Rugby is aiming to develop the next generation of players and take rugby sevens to new nations further growing the popularity and performance of sevens as we approach the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and beyond Rugby sevens rsquo hugely impactful debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games attracted an estimated 30 million new fans from around the world to the speed skill and athleticism of rugby sevens and with Tokyo 2020 on the horizon the Sevens Challenger Series will help to prepare teams for the possibility of playing on the world rsquo s biggest sporting stage World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series participants China and Kenya have already qualified for Tokyo 2020 while Argentina Colombia Kazakhstan Mexico and Papua New Guinea will all take part in the Olympic repechage in June 2020 to try and secure their place at the 2020 Olympic Games In a continuation of their decade long partnership with rugby sevens HSBC is confirmed as the title partner of the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said ldquo The launch of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series for both women and men is an important milestone moment for the development of rugby sevens around the globe ldquo Sevens has seen dynamic growth in interest and fan engagement since making it rsquo s hugely successful Olympic debut at Rio 2016 and it is right to launch the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series in a pivotal year for rugby sevens ahead of the spotlight shone by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games ldquo The new Sevens Challenger Series will help to develop the next generation of players and bring international sevens events to new nations further growing its popularity around the world and underscoring our commitment to be a sport for all ldquo World Rugby is heavily committed to growing the women rsquo s game ndash the women rsquo s competition on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has expanded from six to eight rounds this season and teams are more competitive than ever demonstrating the need and appetite for more women rsquo s teams to be playing sevens at a high level with a clear pathway to progress to the very top of rugby sevens rdquo Stellenbosch was selected as host following the ground breaking women rsquo s World Rugby High Performance Academy which took place at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport in May 2019 and the recent success of having the South African women rsquo s sevens team play as invitational team at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens in December WOMEN rsquo S WORLD RUGBY HIGH PERFORMANCE ACADEMY IN STELLENBOSCH gt gt http bit ly 2SfTlnB South Africa Rugby President Mark Alexander said ldquo It is apt that we will host this very exciting tournament in Stellenbosch as that is where South Africa hosted its first World Series tournament way back in 1999 ldquo We are thrilled to be hosting the inaugural HSBC Sevens Challenger Series event for women in Stellenbosch and grateful to World Rugby for the opportunity ldquo This tournament will provide our enthusiastic supporters with yet another opportunity to see top female sevens players in action something we experienced for the first time last year at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens rdquo Jonathan Castleman HSBC Global Head of Brand Partnerships said ldquo Throughout our 10 year partnership with rugby sevens we have worked hand in hand with our partners to evolve the sport and ensure it maximises its potential ldquo With talented teams from Africa Asia South America Central America and Europe all coming together in one stadium the new Women rsquo s Seven rsquo s Challenger Series is both a wonderful demonstration of the global nature of rugby sevens and a great initiative to support the growth of the sport in new markets rdquo
    Women’s event confirmed for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series in South Africa
    Africa3 years ago

    Women’s event confirmed for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series in South Africa



    World Rugby (World.Rugby) has today unveiled details of the inaugural HSBC Sevens Challenger Series event for women, which will take place at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch, South Africa on 28-29 March, 2020.

    The standalone event will see 12 teams who have qualified from all six World Rugby regions competing to win a coveted core place on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for the 2021 season.

    The nations who will compete in Stellenbosch are Argentina, Belgium, China, Colombia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Scotland and hosts South Africa.

    The tournament format will see the 12 teams drawn into three pools of four teams that will compete towards a grand final where the winner gains core team status on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021, replacing the bottom placed core team at the end of this season and providing a clear and consistent pathway for teams to progress to play against the world’s best.

    The announcement follows the introduction of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series for men which kicks off in Viña del Mar, Chile, on 15-16 February, 2020.

    HSBC WORLD RUGBY SEVENS CHALLENGER SERIES MEN’S EVENT IN CHILE >> (http://bit.ly/37jv0l8)

    The Sevens Challenger Series is a new competition designed to boost rugby sevens’ development across the globe. Today’s announcement is just the beginning for women’s participation on the Sevens Challenger Series, which will evolve to feature more rounds across the globe as it grows and develops in future years.

    With sevens experiencing dynamic growth in terms of both participation and fan engagement, World Rugby is aiming to develop the next generation of players and take rugby sevens to new nations, further growing the popularity and performance of sevens as we approach the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and beyond.

    Rugby sevens’ hugely impactful debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games attracted an estimated 30 million new fans from around the world to the speed, skill and athleticism of rugby sevens, and with Tokyo 2020 on the horizon, the Sevens Challenger Series will help to prepare teams for the possibility of playing on the world’s biggest sporting stage.

    World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series participants China and Kenya have already qualified for Tokyo 2020, while Argentina, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Mexico and Papua New Guinea will all take part in the Olympic repechage in June 2020 to try and secure their place at the 2020 Olympic Games.

    In a continuation of their decade long partnership with rugby sevens, HSBC is confirmed as the title partner of the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series.

    World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: “The launch of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series for both women and men is an important milestone moment for the development of rugby sevens around the globe.

    “Sevens has seen dynamic growth in interest and fan engagement since making it’s hugely successful Olympic debut at Rio 2016, and it is right to launch the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series in a pivotal year for rugby sevens ahead of the spotlight shone by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

    “The new Sevens Challenger Series will help to develop the next generation of players and bring international sevens events to new nations, further growing its popularity around the world and underscoring our commitment to be a sport for all.

    “World Rugby is heavily committed to growing the women’s game – the women’s competition on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has expanded from six to eight rounds this season and teams are more competitive than ever, demonstrating the need and appetite for more women’s teams to be playing sevens at a high level with a clear pathway to progress to the very top of rugby sevens.”

    Stellenbosch was selected as host following the ground-breaking women’s World Rugby High Performance Academy which took place at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport in May 2019 and the recent success of having the South African women’s sevens team play as invitational team at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens in December.

    WOMEN’S WORLD RUGBY HIGH PERFORMANCE ACADEMY IN STELLENBOSCH >> (http://bit.ly/2SfTlnB)

    South Africa Rugby President Mark Alexander said: “It is apt that we will host this very exciting tournament in Stellenbosch, as that is where South Africa hosted its first World Series tournament way back in 1999.

    “We are thrilled to be hosting the inaugural HSBC Sevens Challenger Series event for women in Stellenbosch and grateful to World Rugby for the opportunity.

    “This tournament will provide our enthusiastic supporters with yet another opportunity to see top female sevens players in action, something we experienced for the first time last year at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens.”

    Jonathan Castleman, HSBC Global Head of Brand Partnerships said: “Throughout our 10-year partnership with rugby sevens, we have worked hand-in-hand with our partners to evolve the sport and ensure it maximises its potential.

    “With talented teams from Africa, Asia, South America, Central America and Europe all coming together in one stadium, the new Women’s Seven’s Challenger Series is both a wonderful demonstration of the global nature of rugby sevens and a great initiative to support the growth of the sport in new markets.”

  •   United States women s World Cup winning coach Jill Ellis says she is not ruling out a switch to the men s game after she stands down from her role next month Ellis who clinched her second World Cup with the win over the Netherlands in July will take charge of the U S team for the final time in a friendly against South Korea in Chicago on Oct 6 The 53 year old said she has not made any decision on her future career path but if she does make the switch she would become the highest profile female coach to take charge of a men s team Oon the margins of a FIFA conference Ellis said she wanted a challenge that is going to motivate me I love challenges at every juncture in my career I have sort of taken the road less traveled I love to build things so we will see she said At this point you don t rule out anything I think with the men s game there are lot of differences a lot of similarities The financial part is much much bigger but the game is the game she said France s national women s team coach Corinne Diacre coached in the men s second division in her homeland with Clermont Foot Ellis said Diacre s experience along with women taking differing coaching roles in various sports showed that the barriers were coming down We have had Corinne we have had women who have coached men s teams I don t think it will be anything out of the realm of comprehension we have female coaches in the States in the NBA in the NFL I think it is about ability and proficiency not gender she said The English born coach who has been part of the U S Soccer Federation s coaching system since 2000 having previously worked at college level said she expected her farewell to be moving I am sure it will be emotional I will have a lot of friends and family coming it will mean a lot It will be moving I will always have a connection with the players and the staff It will be tough though there will be a couple of tears maybe I was always a fan before I took over with this team and I will continue to be so she said Reuters VO MST Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Women’s World Cup winning coach Ellis ponders switching to men’s game
      United States women s World Cup winning coach Jill Ellis says she is not ruling out a switch to the men s game after she stands down from her role next month Ellis who clinched her second World Cup with the win over the Netherlands in July will take charge of the U S team for the final time in a friendly against South Korea in Chicago on Oct 6 The 53 year old said she has not made any decision on her future career path but if she does make the switch she would become the highest profile female coach to take charge of a men s team Oon the margins of a FIFA conference Ellis said she wanted a challenge that is going to motivate me I love challenges at every juncture in my career I have sort of taken the road less traveled I love to build things so we will see she said At this point you don t rule out anything I think with the men s game there are lot of differences a lot of similarities The financial part is much much bigger but the game is the game she said France s national women s team coach Corinne Diacre coached in the men s second division in her homeland with Clermont Foot Ellis said Diacre s experience along with women taking differing coaching roles in various sports showed that the barriers were coming down We have had Corinne we have had women who have coached men s teams I don t think it will be anything out of the realm of comprehension we have female coaches in the States in the NBA in the NFL I think it is about ability and proficiency not gender she said The English born coach who has been part of the U S Soccer Federation s coaching system since 2000 having previously worked at college level said she expected her farewell to be moving I am sure it will be emotional I will have a lot of friends and family coming it will mean a lot It will be moving I will always have a connection with the players and the staff It will be tough though there will be a couple of tears maybe I was always a fan before I took over with this team and I will continue to be so she said Reuters VO MST Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Women’s World Cup winning coach Ellis ponders switching to men’s game
    General news3 years ago

    Women’s World Cup winning coach Ellis ponders switching to men’s game

    United States women’s World Cup winning coach Jill Ellis says she is not ruling out a switch to the men’s game after she stands down from her role next month.

    Ellis, who clinched her second World Cup with the win over the Netherlands in July, will take charge of the U.S. team for the final time in a friendly against South Korea in Chicago on Oct. 6.

    The 53-year-old said she has not made any decision on her future career path but if she does make the switch, she would become the highest profile female coach to take charge of a men’s team.

    Oon the margins of a FIFA conference, Ellis said she wanted a “challenge that is going to motivate me”.

    “I love challenges, at every juncture in my career I have sort of taken the road less traveled. I love to build things, so we will see,” she said.

    “At this point you don’t rule out anything, I think with the men’s game, there are lot of differences, a lot of similarities.

    “The financial part is much, much bigger but the game is the game,” she said.

    France’s national women’s team coach Corinne Diacre coached in the men’s second division in her homeland with Clermont Foot.

    Ellis said Diacre’s experience, along with women taking differing coaching roles in various sports, showed that the barriers were coming down.

    “We have had Corinne, we have had women who have coached men’s teams.

    “I don’t think it will be anything out of the realm of comprehension, we have female coaches in the States, in the NBA, in the NFL. I think it is about ability and proficiency not gender,” she said.

    The English-born coach, who has been part of the U.S Soccer Federation’s coaching system since 2000, having previously worked at college-level, said she expected her farewell to be moving.

    “I am sure, it will be emotional, I will have a lot of friends and family coming, it will mean a lot.

    “It will be moving. I will always have a connection with the players and the staff.

    “It will be tough though, there will be a couple of tears maybe. I was always a fan before I took over with this team and I will continue to be so,” she said. (Reuters/)
    VO/MST
    Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola

  •   Women Friendly Initiative WFI an Abuja based NGO has urged Nigerian men to provide more support to their wives during breastfeeding to show care and love The Programme Coordinator of the group Mrs Rosemary Adejo told the Nigeria News Agency in Gwagwalada on Friday that such support would enhance the psychological well being of the mother and child According to her majority of women in the country are engaged in exclusive breastfeeding adding that exclusive breastfeeding is becoming inadequate considering the several challenges facing women and the population of childbearing women Breastfeeding reduces negative moods and stress nursing mothers and their babies can actually be assisted by their husbands to get over the stressful time The baby should suckle the breast exclusively for at least six months for adequate nutrition good bonding and a supportive husband should reduce stress from a lactating mother The stress could lead to minimal flow of the breast milk and cause the lactating mother to spend more time breastfeeding the baby she said Adejo added that stress has the possibility of affecting the flow of the breast milk from the mother to the child She advised husbands to always assist their wives in house chores and not to leave such duties to the breastfeeding mothers alone SGT JIE MST Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Support wives during breastfeeding, Group urges men
      Women Friendly Initiative WFI an Abuja based NGO has urged Nigerian men to provide more support to their wives during breastfeeding to show care and love The Programme Coordinator of the group Mrs Rosemary Adejo told the Nigeria News Agency in Gwagwalada on Friday that such support would enhance the psychological well being of the mother and child According to her majority of women in the country are engaged in exclusive breastfeeding adding that exclusive breastfeeding is becoming inadequate considering the several challenges facing women and the population of childbearing women Breastfeeding reduces negative moods and stress nursing mothers and their babies can actually be assisted by their husbands to get over the stressful time The baby should suckle the breast exclusively for at least six months for adequate nutrition good bonding and a supportive husband should reduce stress from a lactating mother The stress could lead to minimal flow of the breast milk and cause the lactating mother to spend more time breastfeeding the baby she said Adejo added that stress has the possibility of affecting the flow of the breast milk from the mother to the child She advised husbands to always assist their wives in house chores and not to leave such duties to the breastfeeding mothers alone SGT JIE MST Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Support wives during breastfeeding, Group urges men
    Health3 years ago

    Support wives during breastfeeding, Group urges men

    Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), an Abuja based NGO, has urged Nigerian men to provide more support to their wives during breastfeeding to show care and love.
    The Programme Coordinator of the group, Mrs Rosemary Adejo, told the Nigeria News Agency in Gwagwalada on Friday that such support would enhance the psychological well-being of the mother and child.
    According to her, majority of women in the country are engaged in exclusive breastfeeding, adding that exclusive breastfeeding is becoming inadequate considering the several challenges facing women and the population of childbearing women.
    “Breastfeeding reduces negative moods and stress, nursing mothers and their babies can actually be assisted by their husbands to get over the stressful time.
    “The baby should suckle the breast exclusively for at least six months, for adequate nutrition, good bonding and a supportive husband should reduce stress from a lactating mother.
    “The stress could lead to minimal flow of the breast milk and cause the lactating mother to spend more time breastfeeding the baby,” she said.
    Adejo added that stress has the possibility of affecting the flow of the breast milk from the mother to the child.
    She advised husbands to always assist their wives in house chores and not to leave such duties to the breastfeeding mothers alone.
    SGT/JIE/MST
    Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola

  •   Disturbance Minna March 13 2019 Six men charged with alleged thuggery and inciting public disturbance on Wednesday appeared in a Magistrates Court in Minna The police charged Ibrahim Aliyu Abdullahi Abubakar Manaseh Yau Ezekiel Ibrahim Ibrahim Musa and Abdullahi Yakubu with two counts of thuggery and inciting public disturbance The Police Prosecutor Sgt John Steven told the court that the defendants were arrested during a raid on a criminal hideout in Maitumbi area of Minna on March 10 Steven said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 3B 6 and 114 of prohibition of thuggery 2018 Niger State Law and the Penal Code After the charges were read to them they all pleaded not guilty The prosecutor prayed the court for an adjournment to enable police complete its investigation into the matter In her ruling Magistrate Mariam Kings admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N30 000 each with two sureties each in like sum Kings thereafter adjourned the matter until March 14 for further mention edited by Sadiya Hamza
    Police arraign 6 men for alleged thuggery, inciting disturbance
      Disturbance Minna March 13 2019 Six men charged with alleged thuggery and inciting public disturbance on Wednesday appeared in a Magistrates Court in Minna The police charged Ibrahim Aliyu Abdullahi Abubakar Manaseh Yau Ezekiel Ibrahim Ibrahim Musa and Abdullahi Yakubu with two counts of thuggery and inciting public disturbance The Police Prosecutor Sgt John Steven told the court that the defendants were arrested during a raid on a criminal hideout in Maitumbi area of Minna on March 10 Steven said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 3B 6 and 114 of prohibition of thuggery 2018 Niger State Law and the Penal Code After the charges were read to them they all pleaded not guilty The prosecutor prayed the court for an adjournment to enable police complete its investigation into the matter In her ruling Magistrate Mariam Kings admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N30 000 each with two sureties each in like sum Kings thereafter adjourned the matter until March 14 for further mention edited by Sadiya Hamza
    Police arraign 6 men for alleged thuggery, inciting disturbance
    Judiciary4 years ago

    Police arraign 6 men for alleged thuggery, inciting disturbance

    Disturbance

    Minna, March 13, 2019 Six men charged with alleged thuggery and inciting public disturbance on Wednesday appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Minna.

    The police charged Ibrahim Aliyu, Abdullahi Abubakar, Manaseh Yau, Ezekiel Ibrahim, Ibrahim Musa and Abdullahi Yakubu with two counts of thuggery and inciting public disturbance.

    The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. John Steven, told the court that the defendants were arrested during a raid on a criminal hideout in Maitumbi area of Minna on March 10.

    Steven said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 3B, 6 and 114 of prohibition of thuggery 2018 Niger State Law and the Penal Code.

    After the charges were read to them, they all pleaded not guilty.

    The prosecutor prayed the court for an adjournment to enable police complete its investigation into the matter.

    In her ruling, Magistrate Mariam Kings, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N30, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

    Kings, thereafter, adjourned the matter until March 14 for further mention.

    edited by Sadiya Hamza

  •   Robbery Lagos March 12 2019 The Police in Lagos on Tuesday arraigned two men Nicholas Michael and Rilwan Sulaiman over alleged robbery and for belonging to an unlawful secret society Michael 25 and Sulaiman 32 are standing trial before an Ebute Meta Magistrates Court in Lagos for conspiracy robbery assault and belonging to an unlawful society The Prosecutor Insp Jimah Iseghede told the court that the defendants committed the offences between Jan 20 and Feb 16 at Obalende Road Lagos Iseghede said that the duo robbed two men of their belongings while armed with dangerous weapons He said the first defendant Michael being a member of the dreaded Aye confraternity used a dagger to stab Stephen Sulaiman in the stomach and other parts of his body According to him Sulaiman is a member of Jurist Confraternity an unlawful society terrorising members of the public The offences contravened Sections 42 173 297 and 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 They defendants however pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them The Magistrate Mrs A Kusanu granted them bail of N200 000 with two responsible sureties in like sum Kusanu adjourned the case until April 16 for mention
    2 men docked over alleged robbery, cultism
      Robbery Lagos March 12 2019 The Police in Lagos on Tuesday arraigned two men Nicholas Michael and Rilwan Sulaiman over alleged robbery and for belonging to an unlawful secret society Michael 25 and Sulaiman 32 are standing trial before an Ebute Meta Magistrates Court in Lagos for conspiracy robbery assault and belonging to an unlawful society The Prosecutor Insp Jimah Iseghede told the court that the defendants committed the offences between Jan 20 and Feb 16 at Obalende Road Lagos Iseghede said that the duo robbed two men of their belongings while armed with dangerous weapons He said the first defendant Michael being a member of the dreaded Aye confraternity used a dagger to stab Stephen Sulaiman in the stomach and other parts of his body According to him Sulaiman is a member of Jurist Confraternity an unlawful society terrorising members of the public The offences contravened Sections 42 173 297 and 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 They defendants however pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them The Magistrate Mrs A Kusanu granted them bail of N200 000 with two responsible sureties in like sum Kusanu adjourned the case until April 16 for mention
    2 men docked over alleged robbery, cultism
    Judiciary4 years ago

    2 men docked over alleged robbery, cultism

    Robbery

    Lagos, March 12, 2019 The Police in Lagos on Tuesday arraigned two men, Nicholas Michael and Rilwan Sulaiman, over alleged robbery and for belonging to an unlawful secret society.

    Michael, 25, and Sulaiman, 32, are standing trial before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for conspiracy, robbery, assault and belonging to an unlawful society.

    The Prosecutor, Insp. Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the defendants committed the offences between Jan. 20 and Feb.16 at Obalende Road, Lagos.

    Iseghede said that the duo robbed two men of their belongings, while armed with dangerous weapons.

    He said the first defendant, Michael, being a member of the dreaded Aye confraternity, used a dagger to stab Stephen Sulaiman in the stomach and other parts of his body.

    According to him, Sulaiman is a member of Jurist Confraternity, an unlawful society   terrorising members of the public.

    The offences contravened Sections 42, 173, 297 and 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

    They defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

    The Magistrate, Mrs A. Kusanu, granted them bail of N200, 000 with two responsible sureties in like sum.

    Kusanu adjourned the case until April 16 for mention.