Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The British royal family is welcoming its first ever same-sex marriage

Meghan Merkle made history in May as the first black and American woman to marry into the British royal family. Less than a month later, the royal family announced plans for yet another historic union: Lord Ivar Mountbatten will marry James Coyle, his partner of two years, in the monarchy’s first-ever same-sex wedding later this summer.

My wife is having affair with herbalist, mechanic tells court

A 50-year-old mechanic, Gafau Shogaolu, on Thursday begged an Iyana-Ipaja Customary Court, to dissolve his 25-year-old marriage to his wife, Maria, for alleged adulterous and fetish lifestyle.
Gafau, of No. 13, Sijuade St, Abesan, Ipaja, Lagos, told the court that his wife once left him for another man and came back 15 years after, pleading for a second chance.

Obiano appoints SSG, media aide

Willie Obiano

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra, who was sworn in Saturday for his second tenure, has re-appointed Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, as the Secretary to the State Government.
A statement by Dr Daniel Ezeanwu, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Secretary to the State Government on Monday in Akwa, said Mr Primus Odili was also appointed as Chief of Staff to the Governor.

NBM to discuss security at national convention

The Neo-Black Movement of Africa (NBM) is to discus security at its 14th yearly lecture during the body’s 40th national convention holding from July 19 to 22, 2018 at Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
Cognisant of the level of insecurity in the country, the Pan African group has chosen the theme of the lecture as The Role and Impact of Security in Nation Building.
 
The organisation would also sensitise on the environment-friendly use of plastics in the state during the event.

Varsity admissions and illegality

It is, indeed, very disturbing that against the background of the recent verdict of a Federal High Court in Abuja outlawing the conduct of post-University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) in the country, the Federal Government is still talking about conducting the test for this year’s admission exercise into tertiary institutions. This is unacceptable in a democracy where the rule of law should be sacrosanct.

Insecurity as the bugbear of the presidency

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Sir: Nigerians had high hopes when he was elected into office.
I made sure that the president got his just desert at the polls, I voted against him and in support of another. You can’t blame me. A time comes when you must not be apathetic to the affairs of your country. We voted him into office because we believed he was going to tackle the three challenges on his agenda. One of which was poorly handled by the incompetent administrators before him.

I can make my millions through gospel music —Little Lizzy

How did you discover your passion for music?
I believe this is my primary call by God, because this is what I love doing from my tender age. My parents even told me that they noticed that I would have passion for music. I started singing at age 5 and I released my first album at six. So, I have passion for music to the extent that I cannot do without it. I see it as my hobby. On the other hand, I would say that I inherited it from my mum, because she used to be a singer.
 
How has it been since you started singing?
It has been wonderful through the help of God.

Gambian military arrests 2 top Jammeh generals after they return from exile

Yahya Jammeh looking / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Military authorities in Gambia arrested two of ex-strongman Yahya Jammeh’s generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over the weekend, the army said.
Gambia’s current President Adama Barrow was sworn in Feb 18, 2017 as a West African regional intervention force closed in on the capital Banjul forcing Jammeh, who had refused to accept his defeat in elections, to flee to Equatorial Guinea.

‘All my husband is good at is barking at our kids, beating me, he...

A woman, Ayisat Olalekan, has brought a divorce suit before a Customary Court in Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Ayisat, in her suit, pleaded with the court to separate her and her husband, Yussuf Olalekan.
Ayisat, who tied the nuptial knot with her husband 10 years ago, claimed that her husband didn’t care for her and their two kids and was in the habit of beating her. He added that he had no respect for her family members.
Ayisat told the court she was fed up with their relationship and, therefore, prayed the court to terminate their relationship.

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Serena wins, through to semi-finals

US player Serena Williams serves against Italy’s Camila Giorgi during their women’s singles quarter-final match on the eighth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2018. Williams won the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Oli SCARFF / AFP

Serena Williams survived a stiff challenge by Italian Camila Giorgi and won 3/6; 6/3; 6/4 to reach her 11th semi-final in Wimbledon. Angelique Kerber of Germany prevailed over Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6/3; 7/5.

Association begins registration of 2,000 rice farmers in Daura LGA

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Daura Local Government chapter of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has commenced the registration of 2,000 large scale rice farmers under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers’ Programme.
Alhaji Nura Baure, the Chairman of the Association, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Daura on Monday.
He said that under the large scale farming scheme, the farmers would be provided with sufficient farming inputs including fertiliser, insecticides, water pumping machines, seedlings and cash, to ensure bumper harvest.

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