Thursday, July 11, 2019

Textile Industries Have Potential To Create 2m Jobs – Emefiele

Textile Industries Have Potential To Create 2m Jobs – Emefiele

Textile industries have potential to create 2m jobs – Emefiele
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, says the Nigerian Cotton, Textile and Garment (CTG) sector holds huge potentials to create more than two million jobs and reduce 4.0 billion dollars import bill incurred annually on textile.

Emefiele said this at the meeting with the Service Chiefs and stakeholders from CTG industries on the present administration’s drive to revive the sector, in Abuja on Thursday.

He explained that the sector also had the capacity to transform Nigeria’s rural economy and revive the textile and garment industries by improving internal revenue across three tiers of government.

He said by achieving that, it would safeguard and earn foreign exchange and ultimately accelerate industrial development by making Nigeria a global player in the textile and apparel sectors.

“This event, therefore, symbolises our commitment to attain self-sufficiency in cotton production, to serve the Textile and Garment segments of the value chain with quality input,  as we target zero importation by the year 2020.

“I am pleased to inform you that I have been holding meetings with the Cotton, Textile and Garment (CTG) sector stakeholders toward reviving Nigeria’s textile sector.

“We analysed the huge potentials that exist in the sector, identified the challenges militating against the sector’s contribution to Nigeria’s growth and development and presented quick wins for reviving the sector.

“The CTG sector is however faced with some systemic challenges which has hampered and diminished its role as the leading employer of labour, thereby preventing its contribution to Nigeria’s GDP.

“In the 1970’s and early 1980’s, Nigeria was home to Africa’s largest textile industry, with over 180 textile mills in operation, which employed close to over 450,000 people and contributing over 25 per cent of the workforce in the manufacturing sector.

“Today, most of the factories have all stopped operations, as only 25 textile factories are operating today at below 20 per cent of their production capacities, and the workforce in Nigeria’s textile industry stands at less than 20,000 people,” he said.

The Central Bank Governor disclosed that their interaction with stakeholders revealed that MDAs had not made any significant order for uniforms or clothing materials from Nigerian textile manufacturers and garment companies.

He added that governments’ efforts at resuscitating the textile industry would not be actualised if they were not supported through local patronage among other incentives.

“As a first step, we flagged-off the 2019 Wet Season Cotton Input Distribution to 150,000 farmers in Katsina, Katsina State on May 6th, 2019 under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme.

“These are cultivating over 180,000 hectares of cotton that will feed our ginneries and be used in the production of high quality textile for use by the armed forces and other uniformed service organisations.

“Production is also ongoing across 23 states of Nigeria with more to come onboard in the next planting season. We have also put in place necessary mechanisms to ensure use of high yielding varieties that will produce top quality fabrics and those that can compete in the international market” he added.

He said the bank observed that the local textile factories were carrying huge quantities of unsold stock while garment factories were idle due to lack of local patronage.

Emefiele expressed optimism that with the support and cooperation of the uniform organisations, this trend could be reversed.

(NAN)
Father Sexually Assaults Daughter Lands In Court

Father Sexually Assaults Daughter Lands In Court

Father sexually assaults daughter lands in court
A 60-year-old man, Mr Godwin Anukwa, who sexually assaulted his eight years old daughter, was on Thursday in Lagos granted N500,000 bail.

An Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court, which granted the defendant bail, directed him to provide two sureties as part of the conditions.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Yewande Aje-Afunwa, ordered that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.

Aje-Afunwa added that one of the sureties should be related to the defendant.

The defendant, whose address was not provided, is facing a charge of unlawful sexual assault.

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Peter Nwangwu, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in March at Airport Estate, Isheri, Lagos.

Nwangwu said that the defendant sexually assaulted his daughter (name withheld) by inserting his finger into her private parts.

According to him, the defendant was arrested by the police after the case was reported.

He said the offence contravened Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Section prescribes a three-year jail term for any offender.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Breaking: Nigeria Book Semi-finals Ticket At 2019 AFCON

Breaking: Nigeria Book Semi-finals Ticket At 2019 AFCON

Breaking: Nigeria book semi-finals ticket at 2019 AFCON
Nigeria’s Super Eagles have progressed to the semi-final of the ongoing Africa Nations Cup (AFCON) in Egypt with 2-1 defeat of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.

Samuel Chukwueze opened scoring for Nigeria on 27th minute. Chukwueze was in the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifled the ball low inside the left post to make it 1-0 for Nigeria.

On 42nd minute, Chukwueze went on a weaving run through the defence and got within shooting range but his effort was blocked.

Oghenekaro Etebo, on 51st minute took a mid-range free kick, but Ronwen Williams stopped the ball from reaching the top left corner by tipping it onto the post, it was a great save.

On 60th minute, a through ball from Ahmed Musa failed to reach Odion Ighalo as one of the defending players reacted brilliantly to intercept the effort. If the pass had been produced a little bit earlier, Ighalo could have got into a promising position.

Bongani Zungu made it 1-1 for South Africa on 71st minute. He lashed onto the rebound near the penalty spot, and he produced a fantastic header which went inside the right post.

The linesman had ruled out the goal but VAR gave it to South Africa.

William Troost-Ekong sealed the deal for the Eagles in the 89th minute following Moses Simon crossing from a resulting corner which dropped in a free space before finding the net to make it 2-1 for Nigeria.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

BBNAIJA 2019: Throwback Photos Of Big Brother Housemate Tacha

BBNAIJA 2019: Throwback Photos Of Big Brother Housemate Tacha

Bbnaija 2019: Throwback Photos Of Big Brother Housemate Tacha

The 2019 edition of popular reality show, BBNaija has come back to grace TV screens in Nigeria as many viewers are keen to be aware of the lifestyle of housemates.

 One of the housemates on the 2019 edition of the show who seems to have raised the hopes of many Nigerians is the popular Instagram celebrity, Tacha.

The young lady had built a reputation for herself as a raunchy dancer on the internet and Nigerians have been hoping to see some of those displays in the BBNaija house.

We came across interesting throwback photos of Tacha that would have many of her fans appreciating her growth and beauty. See her photos below:




Despite being in the BBNaija house for just a few days, Tacha and another housemate, Thelma, have already been at loggerheads. Just as the housemates settled to eat their lunch on Tuesday, July 2, their third day in the house, Tacha and Thelma got into a heated argument over meat and fish.

It started after Tacha dished meals for everyone and settled to eat but a dissatisfied Thelma complained about the portion which she got. Angered by her ungratefulness, Tacha picked offense and the two got into a heated exchange of words.

Insulting words including 'dumb' and 'fool' were thrown across the room between the two ladies who seemed to be completely irritated by the actions of each other.

(Legit.nt)
Video: Dollar Rain For Super Eagles Players For Beating Cameroon

Video: Dollar Rain For Super Eagles Players For Beating Cameroon

Video: Dollar rain for Super Eagles players for beating Cameroon

Super Eagles players are expected to pocket at least $30,000 each for Saturday’s hard-earned 3-2 victory over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in AFCON 2019 Round of 16 encounter at the Alexandria Stadium in Egypt.

A video posted by twitter user Usher Komugisha showed President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick promising the players $20,000 each for the win

Pinnick said “every Nigeria Super Eagles player will get $20,000 for winning today’s Round of 16 tie against Cameroon.”

Shehu Dikko, NFF 2nd Vice President and Executive Committee member Ahmed Fresh, were seen jubilating with the players.

Watch the video of what Pinnick said below, and the joy that followed:

Meanwhile, Lagos State government has appreciated the players with got $5,000 each, while one of the team’s individual sponsors, Captain Hosa Okunbo rewarded the team with $20,000 for the win.

They also got a match winning bonus of $12,500 and $75,000 for the three goals by one of the Nigeria Football Federation major sponsors, Aiteo Group.
(NAN)

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Man Drugs, Rapes, Impregnates And Forces His Daughter To Abort Baby In Delta State

Man Drugs, Rapes, Impregnates And Forces His Daughter To Abort Baby In Delta State

The Delta State Police Command has arrested a man who drugged, raped, impregnated and subsequently forced his 15-year-old daughter to abort the baby in connivance with his wife.

The little girl reportedly became an unofficial second wife to her father, after her first abuse when she was 10.

Activist Gwamnishu Harrison who initiated the arrest of the girl's parents, said they will be charged to court on Monday 8th June, 2019. The couple's 15-year-old daughter is currently undergoing therapy and medical treatment.

Man drugs, rapes, impregnates and forces his daughter to abort baby in Delta State

He wrote:

While lending voice to #Khloe in Abuja, we received a disturbing complaint from Alvadora Help Foundation about a 15year old girl been sexually abused by her Father.

Our team led by BBI Delta State Director Iyke Omenogor quickly reported at B Divisional Police station Asaba. (BBI Complainant). The victim was raped when she was 10 by her own father who drugged her food. The victim. She told her mother but was told to keep quiet. The abuse continued, pregnancy removed, the daughter became a second wife and a sex slave to her own father who ought to protect her.

She said. "I just see myself wake up tired, with blood/Sperm all over my private part. My mother is aware of everything, my grandparents are aware, my elder brother is aware and our pastor also aware".

The victim is now in our facility currently undergoing therapy and medical treatment. Your support will be appreciated. Her father and mother are currently in Police custody, the case will be charged to court on Monday 8th June, 2019.

We urged Delta State Government to partner with us in the #WarAgainstPeadophile as we build sexual assault centre for victims."

Gwamnishu says the victim is currently undergoing therapy and medical treatment.

The father and mother are currently in Police custody. He added that the case will be charged to court on Monday 8th June, 2019.

See Proves:



(LIB blog)
AFCON: NLO Hails Super Eagles’ Resilience

AFCON: NLO Hails Super Eagles’ Resilience

The Nigeria Nationwide League One (NLO) has hailed the Super Eagles for their resilience in the tension soaked match against Cameroon in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
AFCON: NLO Hails Super Eagles’ Resilience

Freshreporters News earlier reported that the Super Eagles came from behind, after taking the lead, to beat Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions 3-2 and advance to the quarter-finals of 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

A Director in the NLO Board, Ebere Amaraizu, told NAN on Saturday in Enugu shortly after the match that the Super Eagles had a magnificent comeback into the tournament after their awful last group match against Madagascar.

Amaraizu noted that the team played in a coordinated manner and they put up a good fighting spirit today.

According to him, they have put in lots of effort and determination in the match, even when the Cameroon fought very hard throughout the game.

“The NLO Board join all well-meaning Nigerians and lovers of football in the World to congratulate the Super Eagles for defeating the defending champions, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.

“The match had cleared the doubt most people have over the Super Eagles flying very high again in the tournament.

“They had made our weekend worthwhile and put smiles in the faces and hearts of millions of Nigerians once more,’’ he said.

Amaraizu, who also is the General Manager of Crime Busters FC, Enugu, noted that the NLO would continue on its “fervent support’’ and prayers for the senior national team in the tournament.

It was recalled that the Super Eagles led until the 41st minute, through an Odion Ighalo goal, before being pegged back and going behind within three minutes by two consecutive goals from the Indomitable Lions.

However, goals from Ighalo and Alex Iwobi within three minutes after the hour restored the Nigerian side’s lead and gave them the important 3 – 2 win.

With the favourable result, Nigeria will now on Wednesday meet the winners of the fixture between hosts Egypt and South Africa, which will be played later on Saturday.