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Gowon seeks Gov.’s Support To Conduct Prayer rally In Bauchi



Former Nigeria Head of States, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Rt), on Friday solicited for the support of Governor Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State in ensuring a successful ‘Prayer Rally’ to be conducted in the state.

Gowon, who is the National Chairman and Convener of ‘Nigeria Prays’, made the call in Bauchi when he paid a courtesy call on the state governor at the Government House.

He stressed that the prayer rally would afford the group the opportunity to pray for the country to overcome its numerous challenges and to seek God’s guidance for Nigeria leaders.

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“Your Excellency, this prayer rally was initiated to offer prayers for the peace and well-being of the country.

“We will also use the opportunity to pray for all the Governors of the Northeastern zone.

“This prayer rally would also give us the opportunity to pray for the country to overcome its numerous challenges and seek God’s guidance for all Nigeria Leaders”, Gowon said.

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Also speaking, Gov. Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State, while acknowledging the contributions of General Yakubu Gowon to the development of the country, assured the support of the state government for the success of their zonal prayer to be conducted in the state.

He said prayers are critical to assisting leaders to provide qualitative leadership beneficial to the citizens and promised to sustain the developmental projects embarked upon by his administration.

On behalf of the Government and People of Bauchi state, I am happy to welcome you to our state Sir, we are excited that our leader is visiting us today.

“During your administration, there was no issue of religious differences, as leaders we must emulate you so that we can overcome our challenges.

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“I hereby, assure you the support of the state government for the success of this zonal prayer to be conducted in the state,” Mohammad promised.

The governor further pledged to do justice to all the citizens of the state regardless of their religious differences, adding that, this will ensure the maintenance of peace and security not only in the state, but in the country at large.



Drama As US-based Model Accidentally Uploads ‘Cozy’ Photo With Davido



A U.S-based model identified as Bonita Maria has caused a stir on social media after inadvertently sharing a ‘cozy’ photo of herself and Nigerian singer, Davido.

The photo which has sent the internet into a frenzy captured the model and Davido in what appeared to be an intimate pose.

The duo could be seen close together in a relaxed, comfortable pose, with Davido’s arm around her.

Despite the photo’s swift retraction, it quickly made rounds across various social media platforms, with netizens speculating on the nature of their relationship.

Although as of press time, representatives of the singer are yet to comment on the trending photo.

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Davido, a prominent figure in the Afrobeats music scene, has been under the public eye for both his musical achievements and personal endeavors.

With numerous awards and accolades to his name, including multiple MTV Africa Music Awards and BET Awards, Davido has established himself as a global ambassador for Afrobeats music.

The singer’s distinctive style, characterized by infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, has earned him a dedicated fan base worldwide.


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Nigeria May Adopt Chinese Water Transport System



Nigerian maritime stakeholders and authorities have concluded plans to understudy the Chinese waterways transport model with a view to perfecting Nigeria’s waterways transportation system.

In a statement, the Head of Maritime Roundtable Breakfast Meeting, MBRBM, Mrs Tosan Edodo-Emore, said that China being the largest country with the largest inland waterways is apt to teach Nigeria on how best to manage and improve water transport system.

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She said that the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Madam Yan Yuqing, is expected to share the Chinese experience with the Sino-Nigeria Maritime Relationship and lessons to be learnt from China at the summit scheduled for April 18, 2024.

According to the Edodo-Emore, the Summit themed, “Security and New Technologies in Inland Waterways Transportation”, will have some heads of maritime institutions

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NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians On Banned Soap



The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has drawn Nigerians’ attention to the ban on Dex Luxury Bar Soap (No 6 Mystic Flower), by European Union (EU).

The notification is contained in a public alert with No. 012/2024, signed by NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, and issued to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.

The product does not comply with the cosmetic products regulation; it also contains Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA), which is prohibited in cosmetic products due to its risk of harming the reproductive system.

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“It also causes harm to the health of unborn children and may cause skin sensitisation.

“It is as a result of the defective nature of the product that the EU banned it.

“The products is not in NAFDAC database; importers, distributors, retailers and consumers are to exercise caution and vigilance within the supply chain,” she said.

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Adeyeye called on marketers and consumers to avoid the importation, distribution, sale and use of the product, saying that product’s authenticity and physical condition must be carefully checked.

She called on members of the public in possession of the product to discontinue sale or use, and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

The NAFDAC boss advised healthcare professionals and consumers to report any suspicion of adverse reaction or substandard and falsified regulated products to the nearest NAFDAC office on 0800-162-3322 or via email:

She also encouraged healthcare professionals and patients to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of the product, to the nearest NAFDAC office.

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