Tag: encourages

Binga urges taekwondo athletes to imbibe winning mentality

Abuja  –   Margaret Binga, Vice-President of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) board, on Friday urged taekwondo athletes to always imbibe a winning mentality if they are to be champions in the sport. Binga made the call in Abuja while delivering a lecture titled “Being a champion” at the ongoing Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation (CCSF) Training Workshop for under-20 athletes. She said a champion was someone who defeated or surpassed all rivals in competitions in sports and at the same time took extraordinary interest in the adoption and implementation of a project. Binga, who is regarded as President of the ... Read more

Rivers: Reaping the fruits of a prepared leader

By Simeon Nwakaudu While many states are wallowing in regrets and numerous inexplicable excuses by their governors,  Rivers State is basking in the euphoria of electing a well groomed and prepared governor.  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike,  just like his promoters pledged, has started the process of planting Rivers State on higher ground. At the height of the 2015 Governorship campaigns,  then PDP Governorship Candidate,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike presented his blueprint for the creation of a new Rivers State to the people.  One of the core promises embedded in that blueprint, “A New Rivers State,  new vision,  new thinking,  better opportunities”, was ... Read more

Artist calls on all tiers of govt. to set up industries for art materials

LAGOS – Mr Martin Nwanaju, an art material merchant on Wednesday, urged all tiers of government to be encouraged to set up industries to manufacture art materials in the country. Nwanaju told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that there were lots of local materials that could be produced for use in art works which the absence of local production had stalled. “Government can give rebate even when an industry wants to import some materials that we do not have in the country. It is a two way thing. “If industries start producing these things, the arts sector ... Read more

Former minister optimistic about 2015 elections, encourages collection of PVCs

ABUJA – Prof. Adenike Grange, the Chairman, Civil Society Platform on Health, on [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″] Wednesday, urged Nigerians to collect their Permanent Voter Cards to vote for candidates of their choice. Grange, former Minister of Health, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. She said the PVC was the only tool the electorate have to enable them to vote and exercise their franchise. She added that “I and my family members have collected our PVCs and we are ready to vote in the elections. “We have no other country but Nigeria and ... Read more

Kenya encourages social media campaigns to save its tourism sector

Kenya has turned to social media to save its ailing tourism industry, with the government calling on users of the interactive platforms to help steer the recovery of the industry. The Ministry of East African Commission (EAC) Affairs, Commerce and Tourism has therefore set up a task force to start a campaign on some social media networks, targeted at the international community who have come to view Kenya as an unsafe place following recent terror attacks. “To be considered, a user needs to send an expression of interest to participate in a breakfast meeting by the task-force next week accompanied ... Read more

State pardon to convicted public office-holders encourages corruption — El-Rufai

LAGOS – A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Nasir El-Rufai, on Sunday expressed his concern over the act of granting state pardon to convicted political office-holders. El-Rufai, while delivering a lecture on the topic “Corruption, and the Challenge of Good Governance’’ at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), said such act of pardon would encourage corruption. The lecture was organised by “The Companion’’, an association of Muslim men in business. El-Rufai said giving state pardon to convicted political office-holders would encourage many corrupt Nigerians. He said it would also particularly give the youths the impression that corruption ... Read more

Cardiologist says regular exercise encourages longevity

  ILE-IFE – Prof. Rasaq Adebayo, an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Friday said that regular exercise encouraged longevity. Adebayo made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ile-Ife. He said that exercise promoted good health and prevented diseases and illness which could shorten human life span. Adebayo said the World Health Organisation (WHO) had discovered that simple walk for about 30 minutes per day for at least three to five days in a week was good in prolonging life span. The cardiologist advised the people and ... Read more