Ramsey Nouah Speaks About Family

Legendary Nollywood star, Ramsey Nouah has revealed what holds his marriage together even after series of attempts to break it. The fair skinned actor who has been married for 14 years disclosed that the secret of his marriage success so far can be attributed to him keeping it out of the media reach.

“It is the press! I might just say hello to a girl and the next thing is, Ramsey Nouah is toasting one girl. The media almost destroyed my marriage. But thank God they failed and my marriage is now 14 years and blessed with four children” he concluded.

Woman refuses to abort ‘Boko Haram pregnancy’

Um Haleemah, a 16-year-old girl abducted by Boko Haram, is the subject of intense stigmatisation for her refusal to abort the pregnancy she came about during a forced marriage with a Boko Haram member.

Captured in 2014 while trying to escape from a Boko Haram-ransacked town, Haleemah said she had no choice but to helplessly watch the insurgents slaughter men, women and even children. While speaking with CNN, she said she initially rejected Boko Haram’s plan to marry her: When they announced their plans of marrying us, we rejected it, then we realised we had no choice. We watched how they slaughtered so many women and men, so we got frightened.”

Lagos, Ogun Declare June 12 Public Holiday

South West states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Osun have declared today, June 12 as a work free day as part of the 22nd year commemoration of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election presumed won by late Chief MKO Abiola.

In a statement signed by Habib Aruna, the Chief Press Secretary to governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor said the date marked a watershed in the annals of transparent, free and fair elections in the country.

Adebayor Joins Togo Camp

Emmanuel Adebayor has finally joined up with his Togo team-mates after angering new coach Tom Saintfiet by his absence earlier this week. The troubled Tottenham striker, who was granted compassionate leave twice last season to return to Africa to deal with an unusual family feud, posted an Instagram picture from aboard the team bus with the caption: ‘SEA, training done, Glory be to God. #Godfirst #GodisGood #GoodOverEvil #teamsea #training #LesÉpervier #teamtogo #Team228 #StayFit #relaxmood #Faith #enroutepourGabon2017 #LifesGood’

The 31-year-old watched from the stands as his country were defeated 1-0 by Ghana in a friendly at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday as they prepare to take on Liberia in the opening fixture of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign.

Nigeria Ready To Take On Australia – Oshoala

Nigeria forward, Asisat Oshoala, has said the Super Falcons are prepared put up a good performance in their second Group D match against Australia in the FIFA Women’s World Cup holding in Canada.

Falcons had a relatively good start in the tournament on Monday drawing 3-3 against Sweden at the Winnipeg Stadium with Oshoala scoring Nigeria’s second goal. In a video posted by thenff.com, Oshoala, who plays for Liverpool Ladies, said the Falcons are in high spirits and focused on the next match.

PMB Wants Nigeria To Lead Task Force Against Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested that Nigeria be given permanent leadership of the multinational joint task force fighting Boko Haram. Other member countries are: Chad, Benin, Niger and Cameroon.

Under the current arrangement, the leadership will be rotated every six months between the countries, but Buhari told Nigeria’s neighbours on Thursday that he would like a review of the agreement. Buhari also assured them that his administration would offset the $100 million pledged by Nigeria towards the task force.

?He was speaking at the extra-ordinary summit of the heads of state and government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

FG Increases Import Tariff

There was confusion at the Lagos ports on Wednesday as importers and clearing agents had difficulties clearing their goods following the implementation of the Economic Community of West African States’ Common External Tariff.

All the 16 members of the ECOWAS, including Nigeria, had agreed to introduce a uniform import tariff, pegged at 35 per cent maximum, from January this year, to facilitate trade within the region.

Although the Nigeria Customs Service said the policy had taken effect on April 11, it was not enforced until Monday.

CBN To Publish List of Debtors

The 322nd meeting of the Bankers’ Committee ended on Thursday in Abuja with an order by the Central Bank of Nigeria to all Deposit Money Banks in the country to publish the names of chronic debtors by August 1, 2015.

The Director, Banking Supervision Department of the CBN, Tokunbo Martins, said at the end of the meeting that the apex banking sector regulator cannot afford further delay in the publication of the debtors’ names after the expiration of the three months grace period to all debtors to service their debts with banks.

To ensure the stability of the country’s financial system, Mrs. Martins emphasised the need for the CBN to work in in collaboration with the deposit money banks to keep the non-performing loan portfolio of the banks at the barest minimum.

APC Meeting With Saraki Cancelled

Senate President Bukola Saraki was scheduled to meet with John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress? (APC), and members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) at 12:45 pm on Thursday, but it has now been called off.

Bamikole Omishore, Saraki’s media aide, sent out a message at 12:25, which read: “?His Excellency, Distinguished Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, will be at APC party secretariat at 12:45 to meet chairman and NWC. Press, please take note.” But a few minutes later, he sent another message, terse this time: “Apologies, meeting has been cancelled.”

Omishore did not state any reason for the cancellation of the meeting.

Gbajabiamila Gives Proviso To Work With Dogara

Femi Gbajabiamila, the candidate endorsed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the speakership of the house of representatives, has given the condition under which he would work with Yakubu Dogara, who eventually emerged speaker of the lower chamber.

Dogara had insisted on a contest despite the position of the party on leadership of the assembly. He defeated Gbajabiamila with eight votes in a keenly contested election.

Addressing journalists in Abuja after an emergency meeting of some lawmakers and the national working committee of the party on Thursday, Gbajabiamila acknowledged Dogara as the nation’s number four citizen.

“We will work with the leadership of the house and with the speaker for as long as the party’s programmes are properly articulated and pursued on the floor of the house,” he said.