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LOUD WHISPERS: Psalm 91

LOUD WHISPERS: Psalm 91

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi ‘He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the almighty I will say to the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in him will I trust Surely, he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler and from the […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

Tottenham set to sign Richarlison from Everton for £50m initial deal

Tottenham set to sign Richarlison from Everton for £50m initial deal

By Biodun Busari Premier League club, Tottenham have concluded a deal to sign Brazilian player, Richarlison from Everton for £50m plus add-ons and set to announce the signing if the forward passes a medical in Brazil. Agreement was reached on personal terms on Wednesday and the two clubs have settled outstanding issues relating to the […]

Spain urges NATO leaders to agree bigger role in North Africa, Sahel

Spain urges NATO leaders to agree bigger role in North Africa, Sahel

Reuters Spain will urge fellow NATO allies to consider a bigger role for the alliance in North Africa and the Sahel at a summit in Madrid on Thursday, with Spain’s foreign minister saying an intervention in Mali should not be ruled out. NATO has little appetite for such steps, diplomats say, but as it undertakes […]

U.S. FCC commissioner wants Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores

U.S. FCC commissioner wants Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores

BEIJING — A leader of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said he has asked Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores over China-related data security concerns. The wildly popular short video app is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, which faced U.S. scrutiny under President Donald Trump. Brendan Carr, one of the FCC’s commissioners, shared via Twitter a […]

Alleged breach of Electoral Act: Lawyers sue INEC, Obi, Tinubu, Atiku

Alleged breach of Electoral Act: Lawyers sue INEC, Obi, Tinubu, Atiku

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri, ABUJA Three Abuja-based legal practitioners yesterday instituted an action before the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to disqualify three prominent candidates in the forthcoming presidential election following their alleged breach of the Electoral Act. Those the lawyers are praying the court to declare ineligible to participate in the presidential contest are […]

2023: APC disowns document linking it to N6.5trn rigging plans

2023: APC disowns document linking it to N6.5trn rigging plans

By Omeiza Ajayi, Abuja THE ruling All Progressives Congress APC has expressed deep outrage over a document purportedly containing its 2023 general election rigging plans in which it allegedly earmarked N6.5 trillion for the said purpose. Apart from using the said funds to sway the Nigerian electorate to support and vote for the party and […]

Stocks swing higher as China eases quarantine rules

Stocks swing higher as China eases quarantine rules

Reuters Asian shares swung into positive territory in afternoon trade on Tuesday, propelled by China’s decision to ease some quarantine requirements for international arrivals, with Hong Kong stocks particularly supported. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) was up 0.5%, having spent most of the day in the red. The index has fallen 3.8% so […]

Iran applies to join BRICS group of emerging countries

Iran applies to join BRICS group of emerging countries

Reuters Iran has submitted an application to become a member in the group of emerging economies known as the BRICS, an Iranian official said on Monday. Iran’s membership in the BRICS group, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, “would result in added values for both sides,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson said. Russian […]

Nigeria, 7 others top on high airport charges, taxes

Nigeria, 7 others top on high airport charges, taxes

By Prince Okafor Nigeria along with Liberia and six other countries have been listed among the African countries with highest airport taxes and charges. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) disclosed that these airport taxes were too high, despite not meeting up with services standard required for airports that place such charges in some European […]

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