Covid-19: Our children’s online coaching stressful, expensive –Parents

•Why online teaching is important, say proprietors       Many parents in Nigeria are at a loss on how to cope with their children’s online coaching, which they said is not only expensive, but also stressful, due to the fact that they have to provide their wards with necessary equipment such as laptops, cell phones, earphones, air time, data, tablets and of course, fuel to power generating sets, in case there is power outage in order to enable the pupils/students join the virtual classes.  Few other parents abinitio, decided…

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Buhari, Sylva, Kyari mourn as Baru, immediate past NNPC’s GMD, dies at 60

•18th GMD died 3 years after losing son, sister, mother     T he immediate-past Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Kachalla Baru, is dead. He was 60. His successor, Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, who announced this in a Tweet, stated that Baru died on Friday night.     His death has attracted condolences from President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, who collectively expressed sympathy with family and friends of the former Group Managing Director (GMD).     Kyari…

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I’m going hubby shopping

      Juliet Bumah       Dave’s heart flutters. He draws the papers towards him, and gives the doctor an inquisitive stare. His heart beats wildly. Without looking at the laboratory result, he raises his eyebrow.     “Spill it doc,” he says dryly and clears his throat. The doctor stares at him grimly and asks, “How long have you been married?”     That question throws Dave off balance.     “Em…er…we’re getting married,” he replies, wondering if he had said anything at all.     “Oh…

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I fall in love easily –Seyi Shay

Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, professionally known as Seyi Shay has one of the most captivating stage performances. The singer, songwriter after returning to Nigeria from the United Kingdom is on a journey to become bigger than her dreams. Added to her singing, she has also discovered other hidden talents in acting. Blessed with a lovable character, Seyi Shay describes herself as a hopeless romantic in this interview with Ifeoma Ononye     We got to know the stuff Seyi Shay was made of in Ragga Ragga music video and the kind…

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Dapo Abiodun: Why Ogun is investing heavily in agriculture

As part of activities marking his first year in office, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, in this interview, reviews his activities in the last one year, stating among other things that revamping the state’s economy, refocusing on agriculture and establishment of the Lagos-Ogun Joint Commission are critical to the states development   Generally, what is your assessment of the state you were elected to govern?     Ogun State is largely agrarian. It has a large expanse of land and covered predominantly by tropical rainforest and has wooded savanna…

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Reopening of churches: Primate Ayodele slams FG, CAN

•Hails Trump     T he Spiritual Leader of NRI Evangelical Church, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, has berated the Federal Government and the leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over continued lockdown of churches. The servant of God expressed displeasure that government has, by its action played down the unique moral and spiritual roles the church plays in society but gave market places, eateries, corporate offices even bear parlors preeminence as providers of essential service.     He, however, said: “I hail President Donald Trump of America for his…

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Lavish and sophisticated from FreshbyDotun

    After the ease of the lockdown, the need for comfortable and presentable clothes are back on the rise.     Consequently, menswear brand FreshbyDotun, FBD, returned and served male fashion lovers with two different collections, translating the public moods into these creations.     The Nigerian based designer drops Lavish – a supremely tailored suit collection with vibrant designs which features side stripe jacket and pants, tuxedos, velvet lapels, and much more made from the quality of fabrics and beautifully embroidered.       And the sophisticated is…

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Oba Elegunshi, wife, Olori Aramide mark 17th wedding anniversary

Young, popular and flamboyant monarch who rules over Ikateland in Lagos, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, Kusenla III, his beautiful wife, Oloori Sekinat Aramide were in a celebratory mood recently when they marked another blissful year of marriage.     Oba Ademola and Olori Sekinat kicked off their relationship while they were undergraduates back then at the University of Lagos, and interestingly, they have kept it strong for years as a royal couple and best of friends.       For Oba Elegushi and his charming wife, Olori Sekinat, being together…

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‘Lockdown is a trial that can bring about great ‘spiritual benefit’

P rominent bishop, Athanasius Schneider, believes the pandemic will lead to a purification of the Church and force families to experience ‘the meaning of a domestic church.’ Bishop Athanasius Schneider said Catholics should accept the situation brought about by the pandemic as a trial, suggesting that such acceptance will produce great spiritual benefit for the Church, “a greater spiritual benefit as if we would not have experienced such a situation.”     Schneider, along with Fr. Linus Clovis, a canon lawyer of the Archdiocese of Castries, St. Lucia in the…

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CAN demands immediate release of Masin

T he Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Federal Government to deploy all necessary resources to ensure the release of the Chairman of CAN, Nasarawa State, Bishop Joseph Masin, who was kidnapped on Wednesday night, by some gunmen who stormed his residence in Bukan-Sidi, Lafia metropolis, and are demanding for N20m ransom.     The apex Christian body conveyed the demand in a statement issued by the Special Assistant (Media &Communications) to the CAN President, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji,     He said: “Since we have no Police…

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