NAOMI SHARANG, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
UNARGUABLY, the popular catchphrase that ”smokers are liable to die young’’ is very apt in the campaign against tobacco use but cynics wonder if the slogan is having its desired effects on the populace.
Tobacco is a leafy plant grown in hotter climates and it can be smoked, chewed or sniffed.
Rev Fr. (Dr.) Damian U. Obi is the Director, Justice Development and Peace Caritas (JDPC), a Non-Governmental Faith-based organization in the Catholic Diocese of Nnewi. In this interview with AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, he spoke on the functions of the organization; need to rebuild the existing refineries in the country and removal of oil subsidy amongst other political issues. Excerpts:
AS the crisis rocking the Lagos State University lingers, THOMAS IMONIKHE reports that both the staff unions , the institution’s management and newly-inaugurated Governor Akinwunmi Ambode have roles to play in resolving the impasse.
The Nigerian Army is committed to ensuring that the era of Boko Haram insurgency in the North East region of the counry is brought to an end, despite the initial setback it suffered in the fight against the insurgents.
Acting Director of Information and Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Col. Sani Usman stated this in an interview in Lagos recently.
Kingsley Omoefe, a top movie director, recently spoke with IFECHI OKOH on why he decided to package the Nigeria Gospel Music awards for four years, among other issues. Excerpts:
“You may think you know what FIFA is, what it does… A faceless machine, printing money at the expense of the beautiful game with me pulling the strings and laughing all the way to the bank. It’s not exactly that.”
Sepp Blatter is not renowned for choosing his words carefully. But the middle part of that quote, from a speech at the Oxford Union in 2013, neatly captures the sentiment of many towards his presidency of FIFA.
As Dr.Ortom takes oath of office as the 5th democratically elected governor of Benue state, Chief Mrs.Hembah describes him as God’s anointed servant, sent to rescue the state from the shackles of unemployment, insecurity and poverty. JOSEPH SAATER UNDU analysis how Ortom will achieve this within a span of two years.
Nigeria’s national telecommunications carrier, Globacom has not hidden its deep-seated interest in youth development in the country. The indices are numerous and include such programmes and products as Glo mobile Tutors, Glo Bounce and Glo Soccer Academy. The products are youth- centric and had overtime attracted the younger generation to this network which currents remains a brand to beat in service delivery and penetration.
Stories by STAN OKENWA
As anxiety mounts over the glaring possibility for Nigeria to miss the June 17, 2015 deadline set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for Digital Switch Over (DSO) of television signals from analogue to digital transmission, there are indications that the incoming government may release the fund for the scheme.
Adejare Aremu Adegbenro, is the grandson of the late Premier of the Western Region, Pa Dauda Shoroye Adegbenro of Abeokuta, the Ogun State. His mother is the daughter of the late chieftain of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Pa Alfred Rewane. In an interview with select journalists in Lagos, Adegbenro said, among other things, that Buhari cannot succeed alone without the support of all Nigerians. KAYODE AJIBOYE was there. Excerpts: