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Lower The Tone - GuardianWitness

The next theme for our weekly photography assignment in the Observer New Review is ‘sing.’ Share your photos of what sing means to you – and tell us about your image in the description box.The closing date is <b>Wednesday 11 July</b> <b>at 10 am</b>. We’ll publish our favourites in The New Review on <b>Sunday 15 July</b>.

Citizen Journalism

The EFCC initially preferred 34 count charges, including a N3.2 billion fraud charge, against Kalu, but he and Udeogo pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail. However, at his re-arraignment at a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, Justice Mohammed Idris held that the prosecution could amend the charge to 39 as requested..

Orji Uzor Kalu, former Governor of Abia State, on Tuesday lost his bid to prevent the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from raising …

Corruption

The project, alleged to be a conduit pipe for looting from the state treasury, especially to prosecute the Governor's second term ambition, has continuedymaking life unbearable for residents whenever it rains in the state capital.

Despite Governor Ifeanyi Okowa's multi-billion-naira drainage in the state capital, the state-owned media house, Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS), …

Africa

Why are Indian women leaving the workforce?

India is among the world's fastest-growing economies, but fewer women are participating in both its urban and rural labour markets. The World Bank estimates that 27 percent of working-age Indian women have paid jobs, with figures for those working in the agricultural sector projected to be even …

Women's News (India)

Greenline POS Integrates with Elo PayPoint for Better Cannabis Retail - Press Release

POS features are accentuated with state-of-the-art terminal to achieve storefront appeal and higher service quality<p>This press release was orginally …

Cannabis Industry

"What is upper most for the party at this point is how to dislodge the non-performing and corrupt PDP government in the state come 2019," Ogbodo said.

The Delta state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says dislodging the "non-performing and corrupt" Peoples Democratic party (PDP) …

Africa

Nigeria has cooperated with, and supported the Court at all times. This, we have demonstrated by our full and transparent cooperation on matters on which we are being investigated and also in our several Country statements at the sessions of the Court. Our cooperation with the Court is borne out of our strong belief in the respect for the rule of law and human rights, and in our firm commitment to the sanctity of fundamental freedoms at international and domestic levels, as ingrained in the objectives for establishing the Court.

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has cooperated with the International Criminal Court (ICC) because of the Nigerian government’s “strong …

Africa

The four bills are the National Child Protection and Enforcement Agency (‘NCPEA’) Bill 2018, the Courts and Tribunals (Standard Scale of Fines) Bill 2017, the Corporate Manslaughter Bill 2018 and the Agriculture Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to decline assent to four bills forwarded to him by the legislature.<p>The four bills are the National …

Citizen Journalism

“In today’s attack at Malikawa village, Gidan Goga district, Maradun local government, Zamfara State, gunmen entered the village and started shooting."

Armed bandits have attacked Malikawa Village in Gidan Goga District, Maradun Local Government area of Zamfara State.<p>According to the Nigeria arm of …

Africa

“I think Ekiti people have restored their sense of self-respect and dignity because to have elected a Fayose was a self-inflicted insult and he insulted them by saying he won election on the grounds of promising them stomach infrastructure..."

Prof. Itse Sagay<p>The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has hailed the ouster of the PDP in Ekiti, adding …

Government

If such a successful TV Personality like him found himself in a situation where he needed the help of the public through crowdfunding to get a project accomplished, then everyone should show empathy for those who have fallen into hard time. That it is others today does not mean that it could not be us tomorrow.

Dr. Damages, AKA Rudolf Okonkwo Sahara Reporters Media<p>My friends from the South have this penchant for looking down at the North. One of the primary …

Citizen Journalism

While "vote buying and selling" is subjected to punishment as provided in the Nigeria Electoral Act, 2010, Article 130 which states that “A person who— (a) corruptly by himself or by any other person at any time after the date of an election has been announced, directly or indirectly gives or provides or pays money to or for any person for the purpose of corruptly influencing that person or any other person to vote or refrain from voting at such election, or on account of such person or any other person having voted or refrained from voting at such election; or (b) being a voter, corruptly accepts or takes money or any other inducement during any of the period stated in paragraph (a) of this section, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of N100,000 or 12 months imprisonment or both”, the attainment of compliance to this legal provision remains a challenge due to the existing complexities with the structure.

Sadly, after observing the appalling trend at the Ekiti state Guber Elections last week, it was indeed a depressing outlook which clearly shows the …

Government

The assets of the Nigeria Airways of old have not only been liquidated; most of its former staffs are wasting away. In the aviation sector, Nigeria has the biggest market in Africa, and has signed Bilateral Air Service Agreements with over 70 countries, but it lacks the capacity to compete. Even the few private airlines operating within the country are barely struggling to survive.

Reuben Abati<p>One of the usual features on Nigerian social media is the nostalgic passion with which Nigerians often distribute pictures of the old …

Africa

"The last time we were here, we met with the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, and he promised that all our demands would be met but till now we have not heard anything. What is even annoying most is that he does not even pick up our calls any more, and we are ready to make this state ungovernable for them."

Some aggrieved repentant militants on Monday shut down activities at the Governor's office in Ondo State over the state government's faliure to pay …

Africa

It has now emerged that Lawal Shu’aibu, Deputy National Chairman (North) of the APC, reached out to Ortom as well as George Akume, a former Benue Governor — the two men involved in the tussle for the state leadership of the party — for an “urgent meeting” in Abuja.

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has moved to prevent Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State, from leaving the party.<p>On Monday, …

Citizen Journalism

Fayose, like all other evil doers who preside over the affairs of Nigeria, get away with their evils, because they are shielded by the obnoxious immunity clause in the Constitution that protects them from being prosecuted for their crimes. Time changes everything. The soon to be ex-governor Fayose will loose his immunity. and it will be time for him to face the music.

Bayo Oluwasanmi <br>Saturday night, Kolapo Olusola Eleka the PDP gubernatorial handpicked candidate by Governor Ayodele Fayose lost the election to APC’s …

Die Hard

The District Head of Jibia, Alhaji Rabe Rabi’u, who confirmed the development in a telephone interview, described it as “highly devastating”. He said: “As I speak now, we have found the bodies, including mothers and children, and many are still missing. Over 260 cows, sheep and goats also died in the flood. The rain started about 11 pm on Sunday night and stopped at 1am on Monday.”

Thirty-eight persons died and over 200 houses were destroyed in yesterday’s flood at Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.<p>The affected …

Cows

“We are eagerly and particularly looking forward to the arrival of all the widely acclaimed, ‘game changers’ to strengthen our party and return us to our former winning ways. The clarion call is most appropriately directed to big time political leaders like Saraki, Lai Mohammed and Bolarinwa.”

The Concerned Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kwara State chapter, has appealed to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and his loyalists …

Africa

Those who think the international criminal court is against less developed societies had persistently cited the inability of the court to bring any western leader of significance to trial even when there are suspected cases of war crimes committed by some leading military powers in the World.

The International criminal court in the Hague, Netherlands is a global legal forum whereby the most atrocious types of crimes against humanity which …

Africa

Chanting all over the vicinity were the youth. Singing with ecstasy, in jubilation and with an overwhelming feeling of great happiness, they welcomed the most vibrant, young, intelligent and leading presidential aspirant, Omoyele Sowore.

The tranquillity of the environment of people hanging onto their hat and looking forward to welcome their visitors back into the country at the …

Africa

“With respect to the ACFTA, there are clearly huge advantages for us no question about it at all. The rest of Africa sees the enormous advantage of Nigeria’s participation, everybody is waiting for us naturally and that is because they see a huge market, there are advantages of our being there, but we must ensure to get the best possible terms for Nigerian trade and commerce..."

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has explained the delay by Nigeria in signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA).<p>He who spoke during …

Africa

“If, for President Buhari and the APC, the subjugation of the people, as witnessed in Ekiti, amounts to an election, then the nation is headed for a serious crisis, as such will be resisted with all legitimate force available within our laws in the defence of our nation’s democracy,”

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) “not to mistake the rigging in Ekiti as …

Africa

“What the Presidency seeks to hide from Nigerians is that the ICC Rome Statute deals directly with critical issues of crime against humanity, which is already prevalent in Nigeria under President Buhari’s watch.”- Kola Ologbondiyan

President Muhammadu Buhari the guardian Nigeria<p>The Peoples Democratic Party has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to use his attendance of the 20th …

Africa

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands …

Aviation

“Everywhere I travel to, around the world, I’m impressed by the quality of Nigerians I see. At home and abroad, Nigerians are exceptional, high-achieving people. The delegation presented me with an artwork, titled LIGHT, by a Nigerian artist called Toyin Loyo, who was also on the delegation.”

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is impressed by the quality of Nigerians he sees both at home and whenever he travels abroad.<p>Buhari said this on …

Africa

BREAKING: ‘Do Not Rejoice Yet, Buhari’ — Fayose Finally Speaks On Ekiti Election

Sahara Reporters Media<p>Ayodele Fayose, the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, says President Muhammadu Buhari should bury his head in shame for using …

Africa

Car bursts into flames in Braddell Road; no one hurt

July 16, 2018 1:10 PM<br>SINGAPORE - A car caught fire in Braddell Road on Monday morning (July 16), with the driver managing to escape unhurt.

Citizen Journalism

IoT Cloud Platform Market expected to reach at $8.64 billion with +30% CAGR by 2026 - Press Release

IoT Cloud Platform Market by type; by Application; by Regional Outlook (U.S., Rest of North America, France, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Rest of …

Internet of Things

Cannabis-Infused Edible Products Market To Witness Astonishing Growth Of 25.01 % Players Evolved Bhang Corporation , Cannabis Energy Drink , Kiva Confections - Press Release

"Cannabis-Infused Edible Products Market"<p>Latest research study from HTF MI with title Global Cannabis-infused Edible Products by Manufacturers, …

Cannabis

“Without a convincing response to this ignoble situation, we call on Ms. Kemi Adeosun to resign from her position as the Honorable Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and accept the consequences of her actions as stated in the law,. We affirm Ms. Kemi Adeosun poses a risk to the treasury with alleged unauthentic documents which she has used to function as the Ogun State Commissioner of Finance and Honourable Minister of Finance."

Civic tech organisation BudgIT Nigeria, has expressed its disappointment with Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, for keeping mum over the allegations …

Ogun State