GOtv Nigeria has released an exciting line-up of programmes for this week with thrilling movies, kiddies’ shows, music and telenovelas for the pleasure of the whole family.
On the programme menu is another delightful episode of Betty In New York where Ricardo and Armando try to learn more about Betty’s mysterious boyfriend but end up confused. The programmes would air Weekdays at 7pm and weekends by at 6pm
For the crime story lovers, catch High Alert, on CBS Reality (GOtv channel 22) on Saturday 7 September at 7:20pm and 11:30pm. This season will showcase some of the South African underworld you never knew existed. A raw, uncut look into those who dedicate their lives to making the families of Johannesburg safer. Buckle your seat belt, it’s going to be quite a ride…
On Discovery Family (GOtv Channel 50), it’s time to hit the ocean waves in this visually stunning series Mighty Cruise Ships, with unprecedented access to the billion-dollar, cutting-edge, opulent vessels that sail passengers away to high seas luxury. Sailing to the world’s most blissful nautical hotspots, this luxurious series journeys on a different vessel in each episode, to exotic ports in old world cities including Istanbul, Athens, Rome, and Barcelona; the challenging but breathtaking high Arctic; the rugged coastlines of Norway and Scotland; and for the first time, to the Caribbean. Catch all the thrilling journeys on from September 5 at 8pm.
For the younger ones, popular animated series P.J. Masks return to Disney Junior (GOtv channel 60) by 5pm this month, as season three launches with premiere episodes. In the episode entitled Moon Madness, Luna Girl steals the moon crystal to power her Mega-Magnet, creating a portal that pulls stuff up from the city. The PJ Masks go to the moon to stop her!
Watch the drama unfold this month on Mehek as Dennis struggles to express his feelings to Priya with the help of Norah. Shaurya uses another tactic to get Mehek to regain her memory. Sanjana’s work of manipulation gets in between Norah and Karan’s relationship. Catch it on Zee World (GOtv channel 25) every day at 8pm.
Relax on a Sunday evening with Flip It Like Disick, showing on E! Entertainment (GOtv Channel 26) Sunday at 6:05 pm. The program documents Scott Disick’s unconventional house flipping and home design business. Across the season, we see Scott and his brilliant team flip a high-end luxury real estate project in Los Angeles, while also transforming home design projects for his celebrity friends.
Pay television service giant, MultiChoice has condemned the ongoing violence against foreign nationals in some South African cities, saying it is counter-productive to the efforts of African leaders and well-meaning organisations to unite the African continent.
MultiChoice made its position known in a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday. Signed by John Ugbe, Chief Executive Officer, the statement said: “We advocate equality and condemn all forms of discrimination. The ongoing violence in South Africa against foreign nationals is against the spirit of Africa and counter-productive to the decades of work done by African leaders and well-meaning organisations to unite the continent.”
The organization added that it embraces and celebrates the diversity of varied nationalities, traditions, cultures and religions from across the continent and beyond, which are demonstrated through its multinational staff complement, multicultural supply chain, as well as the local and international content that broadcast on DStv and GOtv platforms.
“We believe Africa’s full potential can only be realised through dialogue, peace, and unity.
This a sombre period for every African on the continent and beyond; we urge all our customers, followers, and stakeholders to shun violence,” the statement said.
CEO of First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) and Subsidiaries, Adesola Adeduntan says the objective of the Bank’s Agric Expo is to support the goal of the Federal Government of Nigeria to make Agriculture a mainstream in the country.
To discuss this, he joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for more.
Mr Eazi has also spoken out against the Xenophobic attacks which is currently ongoing in South Africa and in turn led to an outrage on the media and social media platforms.
Condemning the attacks via Instagram, the Nigerian singer said that we’ve been programmed to hate ourselves even though the real enemy is the failure to address the after effects of apartheid and bad governance.
Mr Eazi also warned that leaders must stop using our differences to divide us and as an excuse for their incompetence. He wrote;
We have been programmed to Hate Ourselves! Black on Black, Tribe on Tribe & this must stop!! Leaders must stop using our differences to divide us and as an excuse for their incompetences! We must address the Real ENEMY which is the failure to address the After Effects of Apartheid & bad governance which is massive Innequality Poverty, Hunger, corruption , oppression , Economic & Mental Slavery!!! #xenophobia #StopHate
A Professor of Ophthalmology, Adebukola Oshintelu, says regular intake of African native nut, bitter kola, helps to treat and manage glaucoma disease.
Oshintelu, who works with Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday in Lagos.
NAN reports that glaucoma is a condition of increased pressure within the eyeball, causing gradual loss of sight.
The physician told NAN that through her research, bitter kola had been discovered to be ‘wonderfully efficacious’ for the treatment of glaucoma.
“The African native nut, also known as bitter kola, has antibiotics, antiviral and antifungal in different conceptions.
“The joy of the discovery is that the regular intake of the nut was introduced to me by an octogenarian patient in LUTH.
“The patient claimed that his eye problem was hereditary; he usually came for check up but would not use the drugs prescribed for him.
“The man eye’s was improving with the intake of the nut. That was how I got introduced to the native nut and decided to research on it,” Oshintelu said.
The ophthalmologist noted that the content of most of the effective drugs in the markets, including orthodox medicine, was from plants.
“If Nigeria can develop this aspect of nature’s gift, it will help the health system by boosting our economy and create more jobs for our people.
“There are some peculiar things that God endowed Africa with, which is our plants and vegetations,” Oshintelu said.
Also speaking with NAN, Dr Oluwagbemiga Aina, Researcher, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, said that the health benefits of herbal products were very rewarding to the health sector.
Aina said “That is why we have a centre for research for traditional medicine in NIMR to truly seek cover for herbal products.
“Before the manufacturers produce any herbal drugs, we research on it to know whether they are good for consumption and check their contents to know what they do.
“Most of the herbal medicine or drugs are gradually being accepted by people and they have started using them for their health,” he said.
The federal government has filed an application before a high court in Abuja, requesting interim forfeiture of N840 million traced to a retired President of the Benue State Customary Court of Appeal, Margaret Igbeta.
In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, on Monday, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) said the order would restrict Mrs Igbeta from accessing the money.
The ICPC alleged Mrs Igbeta obtained the money through fraudulent activities in the course of her official duties.
The anti-graft agency said the request for the interim forfeiture is in accordance with the law; citing ”Section 48 (1), (2) and (3) (a) and (b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and Section 6 (6)(a) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.
According to the statement, Mrs Igbeta allegedly operated a proxy fixed deposit account in the name of her maid, Theodora Atsu, with Ecobank Plc, where she accumulated N870, 321, 492.15 between 2008 and 2019.
The ICPC added that she opened the account with her passport and the name of Atsu on March 5, 2008, with an initial deposit of N8 million.
”She subsequently made several other huge deposits, including N123, 745, 925.57 and N5 million, in March and May 2008.”
The ICPC said it believes the money was far above her legitimate earnings both as a judge and President of the Customary Court of Appeal within the period.
By Felix Onajite
President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Mr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi as the fifth director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has attracted applause from IT stakeholders from far and near.
Interestingly, before his appointment, Abdullahi was serving as technical assistant to the immediate-past director-general of the agency and current minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Pantami.
Abduallahi, a graduate of computer science from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, while addressing NITDA staff at the agency’s corporate headquarters in Abuja, recently, had said that his vision was to completely transform the agency into a smart organization.
In his words “My vision for NITDA is to completely transform the agency into a ‘smart organisation.
“Working as a team, everyone has a role to play, from those at the top to those at the bottom of the ladder.
Unknown to many, Abdullahi, a trained strategist with over 15 years of experience in IT operations, business transformation and solution architecture across both private and public sectors, is the architect of cashless banking in Nigeria.
Born on February 21, 1980, the new NITDA DG attended leadership and management courses at Harvard University in the USA, University of Cambridge in the UK and IMD Business School in Switzerland.’
He joined the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as a technology architect in 2014, where he dedicated his time to developing technology architecture repository that gives 360 view of the bank’s IT infrastructure and easy decision on new IT investment. He was part of the team that executed software license rationalization which has increased cost savings for the bank in license annual subscriptions.
He has worked at Galaxy Backbone as Network Engineer, IP Network Field Engineer, Senior Network & Lead, IP Operations Team, and Senior Solution Architect & Lead, Technical Solution Design Team between 2004 to 2013.
Abdullahi was a key resource in the development of IT standards, which has reduced mean time to deploy/integrate new system by over 20 per cent for the apex bank. One of his major achievements as a technology architect was the production of seven solution architectures for critical IT initiatives that helped in achieving cashless society in Nigeria.
As the first Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in Nigeria’s public sector, he is also a certified project manager and solution architect. He also has many professional certifications in networking, telecommunications, service management and Solution design such as: Huawei telecommunications engineer, Cisco design professional, ITIL, Prince2, etc.
He joined NITDA in 2017 as technical assistant to the director general/CEO. While serving in that capacity, Abdullahi managed execution of strategy which has increased ICT contribution to Nigerian GDP by over 13 per cent in Q2 2018. He also coordinated local content initiatives that increased ICT local production by over 200 per cent in 2017.
The IT czar also overhauled IT clearance process and encouraged shared services among agencies. This has helped the Federal Government save over N16 billion from IT projects. Abdullahi also oversaw procurement process that has reduced cost of major projects by over five per cent in two consecutive annual procurement cycles.
Additionally, he managed project execution that has implemented over 300 IT infrastructure intervention.
Mr Abdullahi is a member of both British Computer Society (BCS) and Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) in addition to many memberships to his credit.
He is also a recipient of 100 Leading Telecom and ICT Personalities in Nigeria – By Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON).
With an intimidating profile like Abdullahi’s his appointment as the head honcho of the IT agency will usher in a new dawn as his wealth of experience and passion for service will help strengthen the agency.
– Onajite wrote from Maitama, Abuja.