Monthly Archives: November 2019
Wife of the president, Aisha Buhari Yesterday received visiting scholar Sheik Mufty Menk who is currently on a visit to Nigeria.
Aisha Buhari posted on her Twitter page stayed how delighted she was to have hosted the influential Islamic cleric.
Two sisters Florence Taiwo Olawoyin and Eunice Kehinde Adeniran are 55 year olds who share much more than being born as identical twins. Just like any other identical twins, they left no stone unturned to live their lives,
some of their identical life indicates that they share almost everything together. They reportedly got married on the same day, gave birth on the same day and founded a church, where they and their husbands are all pastors.
They have been inseparable from birth and currently live in the same compound with their respective families in Ibadan in south-western Nigeria.
“We had lots of disagreements growing up, especially on house chores, but we didn’t allow a third party to settle our disputes, not even our parents,” said Ms Olawoyin, the older of the two.
In Yoruba culture, twins are always named Taiwo, which means “first”, and Kehinde, which means “last”.
However, although Kehinde was the second to be born, she is considered the older, or more senior, of the two.
This is because the Yoruba believe the first born is always sent into the world first as a scout – to make sure it’s safe for the second twin to follow.
“While in high school, whenever each of us was to be punished for an offence, we shared the strokes of cane equally,” said Ms Adeniran with a twinkle in her eye.
Sharing strokes of the cane was not the only mischief the identical twins engaged in, as they also wrote class tests for each other without their teachers noticing.
Though they won’t say whether it was planned, they both gave birth on the same day, in the same hospital. Ms Olawoyin to a boy, Ms Adeniran to a girl.
Of course, the children were christened on the same day.
“Whenever either of us was not at home, the other breastfed both babies,” Ms Olawoyin said.
The children, Adeniran Adesola and David Olawoyin – now adults, told the BBC that they still mistook their mothers, especially when they spoke over the phone.
Request for the National Assembly to Reconsider and Approve the Federal Government’s 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan
“Pursuant to Sections 21 and 27 of the Debt Management Office (Establishment Etc) Act, I hereby request for resolutions of the Senate to approve the Federal Government’s 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan (for a loan of $29.96 billion) as well as relevant projects under this plan.
“Specifically, the Senate is invited to note that (a): While I have transmitted the 2016-2018 external borrowing plan to the Eighth National Assembly in September 2016, this plan was not approved in its entirety by the legislature.
“Only the Federal Government’s emergency projects for the Northeast’s four states projects and one China-Assisted Railway modernisation project for Lagos-Ibadan segment were approved out of the total of 39 projects.
“(b). That outstanding projects in the plan that were not approved by the legislature are nevertheless, critical to the delivery of the government’s policies and programmes relating to power, mining, roads, agriculture, health, water and educational sectors.
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The Governor Dapo Abiodun-led Ogun State Government has cancelled the monthly sanitation exercise for the month of November in the state.
To this end, the government said it has lifted restriction of movement order.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, said the cancellation would enable secondary school students across the state to take part in the on-going National Examination Council (NECO) examinations.
Abiodun while giving the approval said the decision was arrived at after reviewing the challenges that the restriction of movement order would have on the Mathematics paper in the NECO exams schedule for Saturday (November 30) and which coincides with the timing of the monthly sanitation exercise.
“It has become expedient that the interest of the students be considered. Mathematics is a general subject and we need to facilitate a hitch-free preparation and movement of students, teachers and NECO officials and examiners…
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Governor Simon Bako Lalong of the plateau state has been formed by the appeal court sitting in Jos. Governor Lalong who affirmed his victory said it wasn’t just for him but for the entire people of the state.
In a statement issued out shortly after his affirmation in court, by the director of press and public affairs, Makut Simon Macham, quoted the governor as saying that this has shown that the people of the state believed in their rescue mission.
“This is not a victory for me but for the entire people of Plateau who have demonstrated faith in our rescue mission. Like I have repeatedly said, I am governor for everyone irrespective of party, tribe, religious or any other affiliations.” – Long
Wife of Kaduna state governor hajiya Hadiza Nasiru Elrufai has shared a cute throwback photo of herself when she was just a little girl.
She captions the picture “throwback. Circa 1966