Month: June 2019

Atiku slams N2.5bn libel suit on Buhari’s aide, Lauretta Onochie

Former Vice-President and the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has slammed a N2.5 billion libel suit against President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie. The presidential aide had on May 7, 2019, allegedly tweeted on her twitter handle  suggesting that Atiku was on the watch list …

Real reasons INEC postponed 2019 election – Okoye

National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voters Education, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Cestus Okoye, has stated real reasons 2019 general election was postponed on the eve of the polls. Okoye said external influences rather than internal forces were the bane of the INEC to conduct the election as scheduled. While speaking on the topic …

Excerpts from Religious Hypocrisy and Fanaticism in Nigeria. The Apex Problem of a Religious Nation (Continued 2)

Understanding the Concept of Religious Fundamentalism The concept of religious fundamentalism has become a prominent phenomenon in international politics, playing an essential role in shaping the main events of the 21st century. The entrance of the concept in the vocabulary of the social sciences in recent times is to designate cum revitalise conservative religious orthodoxy. …

Excerpts from Religious Hypocrisy and Fanaticism in Nigeria. The Apex Problem of a Religious Nation The Contemporary Religions and Religious Issues ODEY SIMON ROBERT

Introduction The highest societal matters arising in our contemporary society nowadays are religious- inclined, while others such as linguistic, political, socio-cultural and economic follow, and of course, now clothed with ‘textiles and ornaments’. ‘Religiousity’ without religion is a great challenge to nation-building in a seeming religious nation like Nigeria. It appears that the higher the …

Jaiz Bank to pay dividend next year as customer deposit Now N85bn

Jaiz Bank Plc, Nigeria’s premier non-interest bank has released its 2018 operating results, indicating that its total customer deposit grew by 25% from N68 billion in 2017 to N85 billion in 2018. The bank’s total comprehensive income for 2018 stands at N946.678 million as against N537.117 million recorded in 2017. Its total equity and liabilities …

CRYPTO CURRENCY TASK FORCE SET UP BY FRANCE

France Central bank governor, Francois Villeroy De Galhau, is leading the campaign for the regulation of crypto currencysuch as Facebook’s Libra. De Galhau proposed that the task force should be led by Benoit Coeure, his like competitor in the race to succeed Draghi. Though, France does not formally oppose the new global currency but opposes …