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Amended broadcasting code yielding results – Minister

Amended broadcasting code yielding results – MinisterBy Rotimi Ijikanmi Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed said amendments to the National Broadcasting Code to reposition the sector have started to show results. The minister made this known on Monday in Lagos during an engagement of the ministerial working group on the digital switchover (DSO) with the relevant stakeholders. Mohammed revealed that by joining the amended code, he was rightly informed that a large multinational recently canceled an ad production planned for South Africa and moved it to Nigeria. “The result? Practitioners in Nigeria earned N10 million from production, while model fees totaled N5 million. “This is only the beginning, as we are determined to implement the reforms diligently. The (NAN) reports that to stimulate growth and investment in the advertising sector, an amendment has been made to the broadcasting code regarding the production of advertising for local goods and services. The amended section states that “all […]

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Kwara Anglican Communion Seeks Peaceful Resolution, Advises Government Over Hijab Controversy

The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Ecclesiastical Province of Kwara State, has called for a peaceful resolution of the Hijab controversy affecting the State. To achieve this, the church advised...

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Kwara: AbdulRazaq on the rebound as APC leadership, chieftains queue behind Gov

By Omeiza Ajayi Ahead of the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, some chieftains of the party in Kwara state had sought to upstage the governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak. In fact, it was a battle of wits between the governor and a group led by the duo of Information
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Hijab: The state of harmony at centre of crisis

By Arogbonlo Israel As paradoxically the headline may suggest, Kwara popularly known as ‘The State of Harmony’ has been engulfed at the centre of crisis following the hijab controversy making rounds in the media space in recent days. The crisis that became full-blown this week started in 2012 when Christian groups challenged the state government’s
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Hijab: The state of harmony at centre of crisis

By Arogbonlo Israel As paradoxically the headline may suggest, Kwara popularly known as ‘The State of Harmony’ has been engulfed at the centre of crisis following the hijab controversy making rounds in the media space in recent days. The crisis that became full-blown this week started in 2012 when Christian groups challenged the state government’s
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Hijab in Kwara: Bad news doesn’t get better with time

By Rafiu Ajakaye Bad news doesn’t get better with time is an expression from the famous Black American five star General Colin Powell’s book It Worked For Me. In the opinion of Powell, a problem (challenge) will not disappear by anyone simply ignoring, abandoning or pretending it does not exist. He feels that challenges, however
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Nasarawa United Gain 6 Places to Become New NPFL Leaders

Nasarawa United Gain 6 Places to Become New NPFL LeadersBy Olawale Alabi Nasarawa United Football Club de Lafia stormed the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table on Thursday, ousting Rangers International on goal difference. They moved to first place on the diary from seventh after a 3-0 spanking from Dakkada FC’s visit to Uyo. The Enugu-based Rangers fell again to fourth, again on goal difference, after a 0-2 loss to host Katsina United, who went down a notch to 17th. Plateau United fell from 13th to ninth after beating the Sunshine Stars of Akure 3-1 at Jos. Below is the ranking of the 20 clubs in the NPFL 2020/2021 at the end of three matches of Matchday 16 rescheduled Thursday. It is presented under Played (P), Won (W), Draws (D), Lost (L), Goals for (F), Goals against (A), Goal difference (GD) and Points (Pts): PWDLFA GD Pts Team 1. Nasarawa United 16 8 3 5 18 […]

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Kwara Hijab: CAN Asks FG, Police To Hold Gov Abdulrasak Accountable

  The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government and the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed to intervene in the ongoing violence over the hijab policy which according to the association has led to violence and bloodletting in Kwara State. CAN in a statement issued on Wednesday by the CAN General … Continue reading Kwara Hijab: CAN Asks FG, Police To Hold Gov Abdulrasak Accountable Read Full Story

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Christians And Muslims Clash In Kwara State As Gov’t Reopens Schools That Ban Hijab (Watch Video)

Religious fight broke out today on Wednesday in Ilorin, Kwara State capital after the state government reopened 10 schools shut last month over the use of hijab by Muslim female...

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Kwara Hijab Controversy: Christian leaders abort school resumption

By Demola Akinyemi – Ilorin Contrary to the directive and expectations of Kwara state government, that the ten affected schools be reopened, violence marred the exercise as the Christians and Muslims in one of the affected schools engaged themselves in a war of words and eventually threw stones at each other over the resumption of
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Kwara United retains NPFL lead

Kwara United retains NPFL leadBy Olawale Alabi Kwara United Football Club retained leadership of the current Nigerian Professional Football League 2020/2021 (NPFL) on Sunday, despite a goalless draw against visiting Heartland FC. In their Matchday 15 match at the Kwara Stadium complex in Ilorin, the hosts failed to break visiting Owerri-based Heartland FC. The draw at home means they failed to extend their lead at the top of the paper and are now co-leaders with Rangers International FC Enugu. Kwara United is with 27 points in 15 matches, with a +7 goal difference, one goal ahead of Enugu-based Rangers who beat Adamawa United 1-0. The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that Adamawa United is still at the bottom of the paper with 10 points from 15 matches. Enyimba International, who now have three appearances since their Sunday game against MFM FC was postponed, are in third place with 24 points from 12 matches. They […]

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Two policemen dead in Kwara auto crash

Two policemen lost their lives in a motor accident at the Eiyekorin area, along the Ilorin-Ogbomoso expressway on Thursday. The incident was confirmed by Ajayi Okasanmi, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Kwara Police Command. “The police officers were coming back from Ogbomoso where they had escorted a bullion van. “One of the tyres […] Read Full Story

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Kwara, Ondo, Benue Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

  The distribution of doses of COVID-19 vaccines continues across the country as Kwara, Ondo, and Benue State took delivery of the vaccines on Tuesday evening. The Executive Secretary of the Kwara State Primary Health Services, Nusirat Elelu took delivery of the vaccines on behalf of the state government. He assured that the front-line health … Continue reading Kwara, Ondo, Benue Receive COVID-19 Vaccines Read Full Story

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Hijab controversy: Kwara shuts 10 schools indefinitely

…Deploys security operatives to schools in Ilorin, Christian leaders, students dispersed By Demola Akinyemi After announcing the postponement of their resumption date indefinitely in the wee hours of yesterday over irreconcilable differences on the wearing of Hijab, Kwara State government has deployed security operatives to the 10 public/grant-aided missions schools in Ilorin, the state capital.
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Hijab controversy: Kwara shuts 10 schools indefinitely

…Deploys security operatives to schools in Ilorin, Christian leaders, students dispersed By Demola Akinyemi After announcing the postponement of their resumption date indefinitely in the wee hours of yesterday over irreconcilable differences on the wearing of Hijab, Kwara State government has deployed security operatives to the 10 public/grant-aided missions schools in Ilorin, the state capital.
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