Flooding: Edo government tasks FG on dredging of River Niger

By Simon Ebegbulem BENIN—Edo State Government yesterday urged the Federal Government to hasten the dredging of River Niger to find lasting solution to the perennial flooding suffered by riverine communities in the state. Obaseki The deputy governor of the state, Mr. Philip Shaibu, made the appeal while taking delivery of …

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More power, features for Porsche 718 GTS models

By Theodore Opara PORSCHE is expanding its mid-engine range with the new two-seater 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS. The power output has been increased to 365 hp (269 kW) thanks to a newly developed air intake-duct and an optimised turbocharger for the 2.5-litre, four-cylinder boxer engine. With these …

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Anambra: Change beckons!

By Oseloka Obaze EVERY elementary Philosophy student is aware of the thoughts and viewpoints of Parmenides and Heraclitus. While Parmenides believed that nothing changes, Heraclitus contended that change is ubiquitous.  In elementary Biology, growth is listed among the qualities of a human being. Growth is, therefore, Heraclitan, because to grow …

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Essence of Sadaqatul-Jariyah

Given that Charity is not mandatory and has no preset limit, it is strongly encouraged in hundreds of verses in the Quran. Various verses of te Holy Qur’an pontificate the act as a means of obtaining God’s mercy and forgiveness (24:22, 92:17 to 92:18), cleansing the souls of impurity (9:103), …

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Time to start preparations for the World Cup

NIGERIANS have continued to shower encomiums on the Super Eagles since our national football team became the first African side to secure qualification for the 2018 World Cup holding in Russia. The team achieved this feat by beating the visiting Chipolopolo of Zambia 1-0 on Saturday October 7, 2017 at …

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Cleric urges Muslims to pay regular visits to cemeteries

A cleric, Alhaji Salihu Ajetunmobi, has advised Muslims to pay regular visits to cemeteries so as to remind themselves of death and the vanity of life. Ajetunmobi, of Olorunsogo Mosque, Ilorin told newsmen on Wednesday that the visits would make the living to remember that life was short, with the grave …

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