Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Son Of The Alaafin Of Oyo, Singer “Tillaman” Brutalized By The Lagos Police


The son of alaafin of oyo, singer “Tillaman” took to his instagram page to share his horrible experience he had with the lagos state police at Abraham Adesanya Epe check point as they brutalized the prince and tore his cloth.

“Don’t Use Your Private Part To Do Promo” – Actress Lizzy Anjorin



Nollywood actress, Lizzy Anjorin, has been busy working on unveiling her new fashion store where she will be showcasing all her fashion outfits personally designed by her and that has made her not have time in sharing some personal thoughts with her fans.

With the little space she had, she was able to share with her fans especially ladies to learn how to hustle and make decent living rather than going about to sell their body for wealth.
“I know you guyz might be wondering why I didn’t post often lately, but when I don’t post or do write up often, believe me I’m cooking something huge. The moral of the lesson is that; when u don’t post, nobody will ask of u, nobody will leave bad comments and none of your friends that used to call your attention whenever some “social media platform” pick on you, will ever ask of u.. Recently i realise that the people leaving bad comments or saying trash about u are the people that is closer to u, some did not even know u they just hear your story from their friends and some are your man ex, recent customers or intending customers.

“That’s why u must stand tall and work harder, because ‘eniyan bi aparo lomo araye nfe. They don’t wanna see u doing great or see people applauding your efforts, it gives them unbearable headache. Whenever a lady is having massive fight with her fellow ladies base on baseless issues, she need to check her man, her man issa bleeping or about bleeping her friends or co-workers or having horrible conversation with your friends behind u, of which it will lead to hate of no reason.

“Shine your eyes, stop believing your fellow ladies are into voodoo or sell their body for money, stop hating your fellow ladies; The man that blessed your friends with 50million base on fvck, can fvck u without giving u 5k. Have u heard about God sent?? Pray for one, not a man that u heard he bought this and that for a lady or your friends or colleagues. A man know the lady that her luck works together with his own and behold, he can spend all his fortune on her, so if u run enter that kind of relationship my sister, YOU carry PUS….Y do promo ni o let’s all pray for God sent..whalai o se ko ko‎”


Yvonne Nelson Gives Birth To Baby Girl



Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson is now a mother, as she has gives birth to a baby girl. Nkonkonsa.com authoritatively confirm.

According to the Ghanaian-Based Blog, the actress successfully delivered her first child at a health facility in Accra in the early hours of Sunday, October 29, 2017.

It’s worthy to note that Yvonne’s Baby Girl is light-skinned, which of course indicates that her baby daddy is also light-skinned, probably not a Ghanaian.

According to close sources of the blog, Yvonne’s baby daddy was right by her side at the hospital to welcome their daughter.

Yvonne and her daughter are strong and they have reportedly been discharged from the hospital. They are currently sharing some special private family moments at home.


Lady Robbed & Stabbed Multiple Times While Driving Along Apongbon, Lagos




A lady with the haddle “enitanmarquis” on insatagram shared the story of how she was robbed in the traffic at night while driving from VI to surulere, Lagos.

The lady claims she was stabbed nine times and her phone and bag collected








UPDATE: Gombe Nurse Abductors Demand N10 Ramson



Kidnappers of a nurse identified as Ephraim Ajuji, working at a government-owned cottage hospital in Dadin Kowa, Gombe State, are now demanding for N10 million as ramson.

Daughter of the victim, Mary Ephraim, disclosed this to journalists, on Tuesday.

Mary, 18, who sustained a machete cut on her head from the attack, said the kidnappers called at around 7:00a.m on Tuesday to give their demands.

She said the kidnappers threatened to kill their father if the ramson was not paid.

According to Mary, when the kidnappers came for her father, they first struggled to get hold of him during which she sustained a cut on her head.

“They collected my phone, that of my father and mother. They later left behind that of my father saying they will communicate with us through it, ” she said.

Source: The Sun


Wife seeks divorce after her husband fail to feed her



A housewife, Fatima Muazu, on Tuesday begged a Minna Sharia Court to dissolve her marriage to Hassan Danshalele for an alleged constant beating.

Fatima also told the court that her husband no longer provides food in the house as the head of the family.

“My husband doesn’t feed me and he is also in the habit of beating me all the time.

“The hardship I pass through in his house is just too much for me.

“I cannot endure it anymore, and that is why I am pleading with this court to help me out by dissolving this marriage,” she added

Danshalele, however, denied his wife’s allegations, saying he had always done his best to cater for her.

He maintained that he still loved his wife and would not want them to go their separate ways.

The judge, Ahmed Bima, urged the couple to give peace a chance and try to settle their differences, as marriage required a lot of patience and understanding.

He adjourned the case until November 13 for a report of settlement.

“I will give you the chance to try and win back the love of your wife. You are to come back and inform the court of the outcome of your reconciliatory efforts,” he said.

Source: ( NAN )

Muslim Bags PhD In Christian Studies



A Muslim, Prof. Rasheed Jimoh-Ijaodola, has bagged a doctorate degree in Christian studies at the University of Ilorin.


Jimoh-Ijaodola is Professor of Law and Dean, Oba Erediauwa College of Law of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State.

A statement signed by Head, Public & External Relations Unit, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Obajide Ilugbo, made this known, in Benin-City, on Tuesday.

Ilugbo said that Jimoh-Ijaodola’s thesis examined biblical prophesies and other prophesies, including prophesies of the late Sage and Prophet, Nostradamus.

He further said that the Don’s research focused on the end time and the role of humans in the fulfilment of those prophesies.

Jimoh-Ijaodola, according to him, is a faithful and practicing Muslim, who bagged his first Ph.D. In Electoral Law from the University of Jos, while his second Ph.D. was in Property law from the University of Ibadan.

In the third Ph.D Thesis, he posited “the end is now and that humans should be careful so that the end will not come upon us as the biblical thief that came unexpectedly.

“He pleaded that the world should embrace peace and live in harmony for the sake of the earth and humanity.

“Nations should be careful of war and proliferation of weapon of mass destruction”, Ilugbo said.

Ilugbo said that Jimoh-Ijaodola in his thesis stressed the need to take care of “our environment” very well so that it was not endangered.

“The end time scenario is a picture of man eating man and that the problem will most likely start on the claim on ownership of Jerusalem.”

He quoted Jimoh-Ijaodola as saying that the earth was throttling fast toward a certain end and that the survival of the earth depends on mans will to embrace God totally.


Source: Nigerian Eye

“I cannot marry a man who stays on the Mainland” — Twitter user





A Nigerian Lady has said she cannot marry a man who lives on the mainland, as she'd rather be single, than to move with him to the mainland.


It's not clear if she stays on the Island, But the self-acclaimed Big Girl has said, she's not interested in Dating anyone who stays on the Mainland, like, Yaba, Egbeda, Ikorodu.. etc.


In a tweet that has since gone viral on twitter, she said: If marriage means moving to the mainland, I'd rather stay single. Thank you.


Some reactions below;






UN to hold sustainable development forum in Bahrain





UN on Monday said over 1,000 business leaders, government officials and academics will converge at a UN forum Tuesday in Bahrain to strengthen global partnerships for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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The three-day Forum, to be held by the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), in partnership with the government of Bahrain, will offer a unique opportunity to promote entrepreneurship and innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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The Forum also includes a number of key events on the Maritime-Continental Silk Road; investing for global impact; women in industry; private sector engagement for implementing SDGs; promoting inclusive investment in Africa; and forging partnerships between entrepreneurs.
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“As our world gets more interconnected, no one country or region can meet development challenges on its own,’’ President of the UN General Assembly, Miroslav Lajcak, who will be attending the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum, said.
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It would also focus the role of female entrepreneurs, partnerships for development, and the implications for achieving the 2030 Agenda, in particular SDG 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure.

Monday, October 30, 2017

U.S. State Department urges Kurdish parties to work for united Iraq






 U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert on Monday urged Iraqi Kurdish parties to support the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and “work to realise strong KRG within a united and federal Iraq.”

He said “strong KRG is essential to Iraqi long-term stability and to enduring defeat of Islamic State.”

He urged all Kurdish parties to support the KRG to resolve pending issues over the remainder of its term and prepare for elections in 2018.

She also hailed the decision of President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani not to seek another term.

“President Barzani is a historic figure and courageous leader of his people.

“This decision represents an act of statesmanship during a difficult period.
The United States also welcomes the recent decision from Iraqi Prime Minister Gaider al-Abadi to begin a new dialogue with the KRG.

“It is time for all parties to look to the future and focus on peaceful resolution of disputes,’’ she noted.

Woman Arrested For Dumping Day-old Baby

The Kebbi State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old woman, Gambo Suleiman, who allegedly dumped a day-old baby boy near a house in Yauri, Kebbi.

An eyewitness, Malam Musa Yauri, told journalists in Yauri that the newborn baby was found dumped behind a building at about 5 pm. on Sunday evening.

“They have handed over the baby to the Yauri Local Government Authority, who in turn, handed over the baby to the Kebbi Orphanage Home, for proper care,” he said.

The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mustapha Suleiman, on Monday confirmed the incident, saying the baby’s mother had been arrested.
Yauri added that that the police have commenced an investigation into the incident.

“Investigation by the police revealed that the suspect has not married,” he said.

He said that further investigation into the circumstances surrounding the suspect’s action had begun. Suleiman said that the suspect would be prosecuted after the investigation.

Source: Tori

[PHOTO] 38-Year-Old Woman Dies After Giving Birth To Quadruplets In Katsina


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Gaje Zubairu, the 38-year-old woman, Gaje Zubairu, who was delivered of quadruplets at the General Hospital, Malumfashi, Katsina State, last Wednesday, October 25, through caesarian operation, died Sunday morning.
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The hospital’s Chief Medical Director, Dr. AbdulHamed Abdullahi, confirmed the development to Northern City News, but provided no details on the circumstances surrounding the death.
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He said that, “Yes, the woman died about 11 this morning (Sunday). But I will call you back to give you details as I am driving.”
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Sources at the hospital said Gaje’s death was unconnected with the caesarian section, because, according to them, her health condition had already stabilised after the operation and plans were even being made for the naming of the babies.
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One of the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “Gaje had already scaled though the operation stress and we were looking forward to the naming ceremony of the babies.
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“A good Samaritan had even purchased the ram that is to be slaughtered on Wednesday for the naming ceremony. We were just alerted this morning from our duty post to her sudden restlessness and few minutes later, she was dead.”
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It was learnt that Gaje’s remains were taken to her village, Gora Dansaka, for burial according to Islamic rites on Sunday.
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Gaje had been delivered of three boys and one girl through a caesarian operation last Wednesday by a medical team at the General Hospital, Malumfashi, Katsina State.
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One of the quadruplets died in the evening of the delivery date, leaving three behind.
Family sources said the remaining three babies were in good condition.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Father evicts 13-year-old Ayo Adebisi for featuring in football match in Warri [PHOTO]​


A thirteen year old boy, Ayo Adebisi on Sunday stated that his father chased him from their home since on Friday October 27 because he came home late after featuring in a soccer game in Warri, Delta State.
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In a chat with DAILY POST, the young Adebisi who roamed Maduku Street very hungry, claimed he left the house at about 2pm to play in the Under 13 football match between Gray Football Club and Indomitable Warriors Club at Pessu Primary School.
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Adebisi, an indigene of Epe in Lagos State, explained that he returned home at about 7pm same day but his father chased him out of the house.
Adebisi, who is the second out five children of his parents, claimed he slept in a nearby church which held an “All Night” service same day.
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Again on the night of Saturday October 28, the young lad recalled that he slept in the house of a stranger who accommodated him.
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Adebisis stated that his mother, Sophia is staying with her own father at a compound adjacent the God’s Kingdom Society near Hausa Quarters in Warri.
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Adebisi, who revealed the marriage between his parents crashed, stressed that “my father is too harsh”.
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Adebisi was being fed by sympathizers at a provision shop in Maduku Street.

APC sues INEC to court


The All Progressives Congress ( APC ) has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission over the November 4, 2017, local government election in Enugu State.
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The development followed the disqualification of about 73 APC candidates by ENSIEC.
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An Enugu Federal High Court on Friday, the APC, through its Enugu State Chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye, and two of the party’s candidates, Okoye Monday and Philip Eze, is demanding the publication of the names of all candidates that are to participate in the poll.
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ENSIEC and INEC were listed as first and second defendants.
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In a motion on notice brought pursuant to Order 26 and 28 of the Federal High Court Rules, 2009, the APC is seeking an order mandating ENSIEC “to publish the list of names of the 260 candidates for councillorship positions of various wards and 17 candidates for local government chairmen submitted to them by the applicants as their validly nominated candidates to contest the November 2017 local government/councillorship election pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.”
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The court was also asked to restrain ENSIEC from conducting the local government chairmanship/councillorship elections without including and publishing the names of its candidates, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.
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APC held that, according to the law, it submitted to ENSIEC the list of its qualified and nominated candidates for the November 4 local government election in Enugu State as the umpire in the election.
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The party also alleged that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party government in Enugu State was behind the development.
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However, ENSIEC had, on Wednesday, reversed the disqualification of some of APC candidates, who were stopped from participating in the polls over issues bordering on tax payment.
No PDP candidate was disqualified by the Enugu State electoral umpire.
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Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

Nigerian Brides Relatives Vow Not To Come For Her Wedding Because The Groom Rented A Cheap Hall

A Nigerian guy identified as Saworoide took to Twitter to disclose what really happened between his cousin and her relatives, over her wedding.

According to the guy, the lady reportedly hired a hall of 500K, however her relatives said that was cheap and they wouldn’t come to her wedding because the hall is a very cheap hall.

Here’s his tweet

Saturday, October 28, 2017

UNILAG appoints Ogundipe as new VC


The University of Lagos has appointed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, a professor of botany, as its new vices chancellor.
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He becomes the 12th vice-chancellor of the university and will succeed Prof. Rahamon Bello.
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Prof. Ogundipe is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics and Research, UNILAG.
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When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the school, Toyin Adebule, confirmed Ogundipe’s appointment.
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“He has been appointed; he is our new VC,” he said.
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Apart from Ogundipe, other shortlisted candidates for the position included: Prof. Ben Oghojafor, who is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Management Services; the university’s immediate past Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Management Services, Prof. Duro Oni; a former Provost of the College of Medicine, UNILAG and former National President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Oluwole Atoyebi.
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Others were a former Dean of Students’ Affairs and now Director of Distance Learning Institute of the university, Prof. Olukayode Amund; Dean of Postgraduate School, Ajewole Moses; former Dean of UNILAG’s Faculty of Pharmacy, Odukoya Olukemi; and a former Vice-Chancellor of Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State, Prof. Ayodeji Olukoju.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Aisha Buhari Reacts To 2 SUVs Gifts From IGP: I Am Still Using My Personal Cars

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has denied a claim by Senator Isa Misau that the Inspector-General of Police bought two SUVs for her.

Misau while speaking to a committee investigating his accusations against the police boss said he has documents which disclosed that Mrs. Buhari requested for vehicles from Idris.

He said, “I still have some contract papers that the IG himself submitted to the court, where the First Lady through her aide-de-camp requested a Toyota Hiace and a Sienna jeep. The same day that the ADC wrote, the IG minuted that she should be given two jeeps. And it is not part of the appropriation. If you look at the appropriation, there is nowhere they said the First Lady should be given two jeeps.”

While reacting to the claim, the wife of the President on Thursday denied any such thing

Buhari Apologises to Lawmakers over Row at Aso Rock Gate


President Muhammadu Buhari has tendered an apology to members of the National Assembly over a row with security personnel earlier thursday.

Led by Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, the legislators went to the Presidential Villa for a meeting with Buhari.

TheCable gathered that the meeting was about the 2018 budget.

Also on the trip were the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Speaker, Yussuff Sulaimon Lasun, and the principal officers of both chambers.

The lawmakers, it was gathered, arrived the villa gate at about 8.30a.m. together in a bus, only to be told that they had no security clearance to enter the villa, and therefore only Saraki and Dogara would be driven in.

The other lawmakers would have to be screened and then trek into the premises, they were told by the security men, who also allegedly said they were acting on the directives of the CSO.

An aide to one of the lawmakers who narrated the incident to THISDAY, said the CSO himself came to the gate and said only Saraki and Dogara be allowed in, while the others have to walk.

However, they reportedly left the villa in anger after security operatives insisted on screening them.

Buhari later reached out to them but majority of the lawmakers had left the residence of Saraki where they converged after the embarrassing encounter.

Saraki and Dogara returned to Aso Rock and were hosted to a dinner. Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, alongside Ita Enang and Sulaiman Kawu, presidential aides, attended the dinner.

Buhari, it was gathered, instructed his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, to collect the names of all the principal officers of both chambers of the National Assembly and ensure tags are issued to them ahead of the meeting rescheduled to Tuesday.

Saraki confirmed to state house correspondents that the issue had been resolved.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bukola Saraki, Dogara, NASS principal officers denied entry into Aso Rock


Senate President Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and some principal officers of the National Assembly on Thursday night angrily left Aso rock after being denied entry.
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The lawmakers visited the villa in a bid to meet President Muhammadu Buhari over the 2018 appropriation bill.
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According to reports, they initially met at Saraki’s residential house before leaving for the villa in a white coaster bus.
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According to The Punch , the Chief Security Officer to the President insisted on a security search on each of the 20 lawmakers.
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This singular act angered the lawmakers who believed personal screenings were unnecessary.
It was further learnt that the lawmakers departed from Aso rock in anger after the matter could not be resolved.
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Presently, they are all in Saraki’s house. They have been receiving calls from the Presidency to return.

"I Want Goodluck Jonathan" - Symba, US Model Who Went Unclad At D'banj's Tour


Symba, the curvaceous Black American model who has been disturbing Nigeria for a while now, has declared intentions to go after married former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan because of his wealth. She stated that her 'baby daddy' - Aliko Dangote will have to sit down for a while while she pursues her new catch.

This may may sound like a joke, however, if you are aware that the lady had earlier released a message on her instagram page saying she needed a rich Nigerian Sugar Daddy, then you can begin to think along her true aim.

A careful look at the lady's social media page shows her boasting about frolicking with men and getting "coins" (money)

WATCH VIDEO BELOW;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlO7h2mhpfg

Nigerian senators donate 1260 bags of rice to Kogi state civil servants


About 40 Nigerian senators have reportedly donated at least 1,260 bags of rice to civil servants in Kogi state.

This is as a response to the poor standard of living in Kogi state as the state currently owes its civil servants.

A few days ago a Kogi State civil seNigerian senators donate 1260 bags of rice to Kogi state civil servant servant committed suicide after being owed salary of 11 months and counting.

He resorted to taking his own life after he got the news that his wife was delivered of triplets.

Earlier at the plenary, Mr. Melaye had called the attention of the Senate to the suffering of civil servants in Kogi State.

Addressing journalists at the end of the plenary, Mr. Melaye disclosed that 40 senators had donated 1,260 bags of rice and other relief materials to ease the sufferings of the workers.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pupils Sits On Tyre To Receive Lecture

A lot has been said about the terrible conditions of some government schools in Nigeria. Many keep wondering what the chairman of those communities are doing.

Such is the case of a secondary school which was spotted in Abule Egba area of Lagos. According to the pictures the students do not have chairs to sit on in their classrooms.

According to Olufemi Olanrewaju, he disclosed that the students of Oke-Odo Junior College were seen sitting on car tyres to learn in class.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

President Buhari returns to Abuja


President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after participating in the 4th meeting of the Presidential Task Force on the ECOWAS Common Currency Programme, in Niamey, Republic of Niger.
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The President’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Bashir Ahmed, confirmed this development on his twitter handle on Tuesday in Abuja.
Member-countries of the ECOWAS Task Force on Common Currency are Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Niger.
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In his speech at the meeting, President Buhari had urged the ECOWAS member countries to tread carefully in pushing for a single currency in the sub-region by 2020.
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The President drew attention of ECOWAS member countries to the challenges faced by the European Union in realising the same goal.
According to him, the necessary economic fundamentals among countries continue to differ over the years, making it more difficult to pull through with the project by 2020.
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“Nigeria advises that we proceed cautiously with the integration agenda, taking into consideration the above concerns and the lessons currently unfolding in the European Union.
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“To that end, Nigeria will caution against any position tha pushes for a fast-track approach to monetary union, while neglecting fundamentals and other pertinent issues,’’ he said.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Evans’ Fresh Arraignment Stalled

An application filed by Kidnap Kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans, seeking to quash two separate charges brought against him and four others by the Lagos State government, yesterday stalled their fresh arraignment.

The state had filed new charges of conspiracy, kidnapping, attempted murder, murder and possession of firearms before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere; but the planned arraignment could not go on due to the preliminary application.

It would be recalled that the state government had last week Thursday arraigned Evans and five others on a two count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping of one Dunu Donatus before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Ikeja division of the court.

One of the new charges filed before the court has seven counts of conspiracy and the Attempted Kidnap of the chairman of “The Young Shall Grow Motors”, Vincent Amaechi Obianodo.

In counts one and two, the alleged mastermind, Evans, one Joseph Emeka and another Chiemeka Arinze are charged with the murder of Peter Nweke and Chigozie Ngozi who are said to be police officers attached to the Chairman of “The Young Shall Grow Motors”, Vincent Amaechi Obianodo.

In count three, the defendants are charged with the attempted kidnap of Obianodo while in counts four and five, they are charged with conspiracy and the attempted kidnap of Obianodo.

The offences were allegedly committed at about 22.00 hours on the 23rd of August, 2013, along 3rd Avenue, Festac Town, Lagos.

In count six and seven, the fourth defendant, One Udeme Upong allegedly sold and transferred two AK 47 Rifles and 70 rounds of live ammunition to Evans.

In the second charge made of four counts, Evans is alleged to have conspired with Joseph Ikenna Emeka and Chiemeka Arinze  to kidnap one Sylvanus Hafia.

When the case was called, counsel to Evans, Olukoya Ogungbeje asked the court to first hear and determine the application challenging the competency of the charges and the court’s jurisdiction to try his client.

In the application brought pursuant to Section 55 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 and Section 6 & 36 of the 1999 Constitution, Ogungbeje argued that the charges are bad for duplicity and constitute a gross abuse of court process.

He also argued that the charges disclosed no ‘prima facie case’ against his client.

The lawyer submitted that counts four and five constitutes a gross abuse of court’s process as similar charges on the same offence of kidnapping had earlier been filed by the prosecution against his client in charge numbers; LD/5962/2017 and ID/5970/2017.

Ogungbeje also argued that counts six and seven of the charge is a gross abuse of court process as the same offence of firearms had earlier been filed by the prosecution in charge number; LD/5962C/2017.

He further maintained that Evans has been erroneously charged with a federal offence and under a federal law by the Attorney General of Lagos State.

Ogungbeje said his client was consequently arraigned alongside five members of his gang by the Lagos State government on a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping.

However, in its counter-affidavit, the Lagos State government contended that the charge numbers; LD/5962/2017 and ID/5970/2017, referred to by the applicant are separate and distinct from the new charges.

The state insisted that the second to fourth defendants in the new charge are not defendants in charge number; ID/5970C/2017.

It also stated that apart from the confessional statements of Evans, arms and ammunitions were recovered from him and his cohorts.

The government claimed that the charges were valid and competent having satisfied the provisions of the relevant laws and that it has enough evidence to proceed against Evans.

It was further claimed that the application is vexatious and calculated to delay and frustrate the trial of Evans.

Justice Taiwo has adjourned the matter till Friday the 27th of October for hearing of the application to quash the charges or to proceed with trial.

No Suicide Note On Late Kogi Director – Police

The director in the Kogi State Civil Service, Mr Soje Edward, who committed suicide did not leave behind a suicide note, the police in the state have confirmed.

The late Soje Edward committed suicide last week Thursday in Lokoja by hanging, few days after his wife gave birth to triplets in a hospital in Abuja after 17 years of marriage.

Addressing newsmen yesterday, the police public relations officer, PPRO, Mr Williams Ayah, ASP, said the command is waiting for the result of autopsy to ascertain what actually led to his death.

He noted that as at the time the military found his body hanging on a tree, there was no suicide note on him stressing that the man was suffering from partial stroke before he committed suicide.

ASP Ayah noted that “investigation has commenced and very soon they will get to the root of the matter”.

However,  late Soje was last paid in December according to the Head of Service of the state, Deaconess Deborah Ogunmola in a press statement. She said Soje continued to receive his salaries till December, 2016 even while the staff screening and verification exercise was ongoing adding that his salary payment was stopped after proof emerged that he falsified his age records.

“Following engagements with Labour which spanned several months, the Kogi State governor magnanimously commuted the disciplinary action due against certain categories of offenders by grant of pardon. Mr. Soje fell into one of the categories.

“Pardoned staffs were processed for reinstatement and payment in batches. Mr Soje was in the September 2017 batch and he was aware of this fact.

“The Kogi State Teaching Service Commission where he works has forwarded a template for payment to government and Mr. Soje was aware that he was listed to receive six months back pay, leaving only two months (August and September) outstanding,” she stressed.

JUTH resident doctors protest sack of 100 members

Resident doctors of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), on Monday staged a protest over the sack of 100 of its members by the hospital management.

Other reasons for the protest, according to Dr. John Agbo, Chairman, Association of Resident Doctors, JUTH chapter, included management’s refusal to obey various court orders restraining it from sacking the physicians.

The doctors, who protested in and around the hospital, claimed that resident doctors were expected to spend between seven to 10 years to complete their training, but were being sacked by JUTH management after six years.

“Resident doctors require seven to 10 years to complete their training because of the short changes in the curriculum of the college; this is what is contained in Federal Government circulars issued in 2014 and 2015.

“The JUTH management has refused to implement the current circulars, opting to work with the 2013 circular which pegged the duration of the training to six years,” Agbo said.

The chairman accused JUTH’s management of “selective implementation of circulars”, saying that circulars with negative effect on doctors were usually implemented “in a hurry”, while those with positive effects were ignored.

“After the last nationwide strike by our union, the Federal Government instructed that the “no work, no pay policy” should not be implemented, but when they resumed, JUTH’s Management insisted on implementing the policy.

In his reaction, Prof. Edmund Banwat, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of JUTH, rejected suggestions that the hospital had sacked 100 doctors.

“We cannot sack resident doctors; they come here to undertake a sub-specialty training programme that lasts six years.
“At the end of the six years training, such doctors exit. That is the rule. There is no sacking.

“When they leave, other doctors come in and take their turns. The resident doctors know the rule, but hey are asking for a training period of 10 years, which doesn’t happen anywhere.

“The management of JUTH is not sacking; it is a guideline that has been in existence. I do not know why this crop of resident doctors want it extended to 10 years because it is at variance with government’s directive.

“A review is ongoing, but until it is completed, everyone is expected to operate within the existing guideline. When the guideline under review is out, it will be applied uniformly across the country,” he said.
Banwat, however, explained that some sub-specialties required seven years.

“Resident doctors undertaking such specialties have had their training extended accordingly,” he said.

The JUTH boss also dismissed allegations that management was selective in the implementation of government circulars.
“All circulars received from the Federal Government are implemented. That is not optional,” he said.

He said that the “no work, no pay policy” was being implemented because there was no directive to pay resident doctors, who embarked on strike in August.

Banwat said that the case bordering on alleged sacking of resident doctors was still in court, and wondered which court order he had ignored.

Osinbajo to speak at Lagos conference, Oct. 27

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is expected at a colloquium in Lagos on Oct. 27, to answer questions to be raised by Nigerians on a range of national issues.
The convener of the conference, tagged “Greater Nigeria Pastors’ Conference’’, Pastor Yomi Kasali, made the announcement at a news conference on Monday in Lagos.

Kasali, who was the Director-General of the Osinbajo Campaign Organisation in the 2015 presidential election, said that the vice-president would take questions from a cross-section of Nigerians on some crucial issues.

He said the forum would provide an opportunity for Nigerians to rob minds with Osinbajo, with a view to charting a road map on how to resolve some national issues.

Kasali said that it was imperative for the church to get involved in building a nation, where every citizen or group would get a fair deal.

“The church in Nigeria has not played its role well in addressing most of the challenges faced by Nigerians.
“Our problem in Nigeria is not ethnic or tribal. Our major problem is corruption, which has eaten deep into the fabrics of the country, including the church.
“This administration has been fair in the fight against corruption but the rot in the system was under-estimated.

“There is so much cover-up going on in Nigeria and we cannot continue this way. We must all join to fight it together or lose the fight.”

The cleric said that although he was not happy with strides so far made by the current administration, there was urgent need for the church to take a position and join the fight to take the country to where it should be.

“I was one of those who worked for the change in Nigeria. I still see a greater Nigeria ahead.”
Kasali said there was need for the Federal Government to set up an anti-corruption court, charged solely with cases of corruption.

“Such a court should have clergy men as members.
“There must be deterrent and punishment for the fight against corruption to be effective.

“The name-and-shame initiative should be applied to the letter by the Federal Government.”

According to him, until Nigeria takes care of corruption, nothing will work.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

2019 Elections: Sule Lamido Declares Intention to run for Presidency . . Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state has declared his intention to run for the office of the President come 2019 on the platform of PDP. . . Lamido follows in the footsteps of fellow PDP member, Ayodele Fayose who also declared his intention to run for president. . . In a letter to his party members, Lamido said; “Today, 57 years after the independence of our dear country, can we in all sincerity claim to have achieved the dream of our founding fathers? Where did we fail and from where did we begin to fail? Nigeria with its natural endowment and human capacity cannot be forgiven for being otherwise. W cannot even demonstrate our ability and capacity to meet domestic, regional and global challenges, which currently seem to overwhelm us. . . “The PDP will and must lead the nation back into a bright, progressive and innovative future.” . . “To the world, Nigeria must demonstrate our confidence, tenacity in our ability and capability to address our domestic regional and global challenges that confront us. “It is against this background that I offer myself to vie for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2019, if my party finds me worthy to fly its flag.” . . “I am no means claiming to be the only capable material, any PDP member given the trust and support can fly our flag, and I expect many more aspirants will express the desire to run. My hope and prayer is that at the end of all the process which I hope will be open, fair transparent and credible is to give Nigeria in 2019 candidate who will lead the party and Nigeria. This is because there is no alternative to PDP in 2019; it will be a defining moment in the Nigerian political evolution.” he said.


Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state has declared his intention to run for the office of the President come 2019 on the platform of PDP.
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Lamido follows in the footsteps of fellow PDP member, Ayodele Fayose who also declared his intention to run for president.
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In a letter to his party members, Lamido said; “Today, 57 years after the independence of our dear country, can we in all sincerity claim to have achieved the dream of our founding fathers? Where did we fail and from where did we begin to fail? Nigeria with its natural endowment and human capacity cannot be forgiven for being otherwise. W cannot even demonstrate our ability and capacity to meet domestic, regional and global challenges, which currently seem to overwhelm us.
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“The PDP will and must lead the nation back into a bright, progressive and innovative future.”
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“To the world, Nigeria must demonstrate our confidence, tenacity in our ability and capability to address our domestic regional and global challenges that confront us.
“It is against this background that I offer myself to vie for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2019, if my party finds me worthy to fly its flag.”
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“I am no means claiming to be the only capable material, any PDP member given the trust and support can fly our flag, and I expect many more aspirants will express the desire to run. My hope and prayer is that at the end of all the process which I hope will be open, fair transparent and credible is to give Nigeria in 2019 candidate who will lead the party and Nigeria. This is because there is no alternative to PDP in 2019; it will be a defining moment in the Nigerian political evolution.” he said.

Niger Govt. releases N50m monthly for students’ scholarships -Gov Bello


Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Monday said N50 million was being released monthly for scholarships to address the falling standard of education in the state
He said an audit of students in the state would be conducted to ensure the funds got to the right people.
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Bello, who announced this on Monday at a public lecture, called on youths to equip themselves with skills that would enable them to contribute their quota to nation building.
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The event was organized by the National Association of Niger State Students (NANISS) in Minna.
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“The era of graduating and waiting to get a white collar job is over as such jobs are not available anymore.
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“You need to pick up one skill or the other and be useful t yourself and and the society as a whole,” he said.
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He said acquisition of skills had become necessary as it was the only way forward for the country in its quest for economic prosperity.
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He said the state government had concluded arrangements to train over 250 youths in various skills in 2018
According to him, the state is committed to creating an enabling environment for youths to realise their full potentials.
He advised the youth to shun vices inimical to their growth and general well-being as potential future leaders.
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Bello decried the falling standard of education in the state, saying his administration had established three teacher training institutes to arrest the situation.
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“The education standard in the state is poor but we are putting all hands on deck to address the problem.
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“We have lots of unqualified teachers and “that is why we decided to set up three teacher training institutions in the state”.
He said the problem of infrastructure decay in public schools was also being addressed as nine schools were currently undergoing massive renovation under the whole school approach.
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(NAN)

Lamido writes PDP members of his presidential ambition in 2019

A former Governor of Jigawa state Sule Lamido, has written a letter to members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to express his interest on the party’s presidential ticket in the 2019 general elections.

Lamido, in the letter dated Oct. 22 and made available to newsmen on Monday, shared some of his thoughts and concerns about PDP and Nigeria.

He said the country’s founding fathers shared the dream of a united, strong and prosperous independent Sovereign Federation.

“This being the case, what our founding fathers believed firmly was that Nigeria would not be a federation of North, West, East or South.
” Not a federation of lslam, Christianity or Atheism or a federation of Hausa, Yoruba, Fulani, igbo, Ijaw or any of the more than 300 Nigerian languages; or federation of customs, or traditions.

“What was and is and must federate is the human beings in Nigeria. That was what they bequeathed to us, and this we must uphold and defend.

“Our human essence must be the object of development where honor, dignity and decency must define our humanity.”

He expressed concerns that Nigeria at 57 years with its natural endowment and human capacity was yet to demonstrate its ability and capacity to meet domestic, regional and global challenges.
Lamido said that while the clamour now for restructuring rages, addressing the Nigerian economy by creating prosperity would make the debate less emotional and sentimental.

He expressed the belief that it is just a question of “PDP taking over power in 2019 and continuing where we stopped”.

He added that PDP would and must lead that change and lead the nation into bright, progressive, productive and innovative future.
“The PDP must rekindle in Nigeria a new hope, a nation at united people with a common and assured destiny.”

He said that to the world, Nigerians must demonstrate their confidence, tenacity in their ability and capacity to address their domestic regional and global challenges that confront us.
“We have more than new talents in the PDP to drive the process.
“It is against this background that l offer myself to vie for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2019 if my party find me worthy to fly its flag.

“I am by no means claiming to be the only capable material, any PDP member given the trust and support can fly our flag.”
Lamido added that he expected that many more aspirants would express the desire to run.

He expressed hope and prayed all the processes would be open, fair, transparent and credible “to give Nigerians a candidate who would lead the party and the country in 2019.

“This is because there is no alternative to PDP in 2019, It will be a defining moment in the Nigerian political evolution.”

POPULAR PORT HARCOURT PASTOR, DAVID IBIYEOMIE RECEIVES 55 EXOTIC CAKES ON 55TH BIRTHDAY (PHOTOS)

Popular Port Harcourt based Pastor David Ibiyeomie celebrated his 55th birthday in style.The colourful celebration was attended by his church members and friends.

Rumours have it that the cleric recently acquired a private jet to mark his birthday as pictures of the big bird were shared online. He has been described as one of the richest preachers in the Niger Delta part of the country.

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USAIN BOLT SWITCHES ATTENTION TO FOOTBALL, DREAMS OF PLAYING FOR JAMAICA


Usain Bolt says he is serious about starting up a soccer career now he has retired from sprinting, and believes he could even be good enough to play for Jamaica.

The 31-year-old eight-time Olympic gold medalist, currently recovering from a hamstring injury, accepted there might be some skepticism, but said it had always been his boyhood dream.

“For me it’s a personal goal. I don’t care what people really think about it. I‘m not going to lie to myself.

“I‘m not going to be stupid, ” the Jamaican told reporters at the U.S. Formula One Grand Prix.

He was speaking before world champion Lewis Hamilton drove him around the Circuit of the Americas in a Mercedes AMG sportscar, sending the car sliding into corners and ending with tyre-smoking spins.

“If I feel I can’t do it, I‘m going to say ‘you know what, forget this’. I‘m not trying to embarrass myself.

“But if I go out there and feel I can do this then I will give it a try. It’s a dream and another chapter of my life,” said Bolt.

“If you have a dream that you always wanted to do, why not try and see where it will go.”

The world’s fastest man has been sponsored by Puma since he was 15 and the German Sportswear Company has a stake in Borussia Dortmund.

Bolt, who retired from athletics after August’s world championships in London, has been invited to spend a week training with the Bundesliga club and he plans to take it up.

“It’s just my hamstring keeping me back right now. In two weeks I can start training again and get back into some shape.

“Then I can really explore the situation,” he said.
“They say the invitation is always open, so it’s all about me getting over my injury and then getting into shape.

“Then I can do the trials and see what level I‘m at.”

A keen Manchester United fan, Bolt doubted manager Jose Mourinho would be on the phone anytime soon but said he had spoken to the club’s former manager Alex Ferguson about his dream.
“He said ‘Alright, get into shape and I’ll see where that goes’,” said the sprinter.

Jamaica, who failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup finals, are currently 59th in the world rankings, leaving Bolt to also muse: “I think I can make the Jamaica team easily. I wouldn’t say they are that good at this point.”

Bolt, who suffered the injury in his final race, the world championships 4 x 100 metres relay final, again ruled out any athletics comeback.
The Olympian said he missed the laughs and banter, but not the training and he was intending to start a family.

“I‘m waiting to see if my football career will go anywhere, but I definitely want to work with the IAAF in ways to promote the sport and help keep it on the level on which I left it,” he added.
“Being a coach? No. Definitely not.”

Asked about the current state of athletics and doping scandals that have seen Russian athletes barred from competition, the Jamaican felt the sport was climbing back out of the gutter.

“You have to get to the worst to start rebuilding and I think the Russia situation was the worst we could get,” he said.

“Now it’s all about rebuilding and making people trust the sport again. This year was the first that we made a step in the right direction so, hopefully, we continue.

“If you’re in the gutter and working your way up, it’s going to take time. That’s what we need. Just time for people to really start trusting the sport again.”

-Reuters

Mr 2Kay robbed at gunpoint in his hotel room after a performance at Eko hotels


Singer, Abiye David Jumbo popularly known as Mr. 2Kay was robbed at gun point in his hotel room at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
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According to a statement by his record label, Graftin, the incident happened at about 11pm on Sunday, October 22, 2017, during the Buckwyld and Breathless concert where he also performed.
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The robbers, 4 in number, gained access into Mr. 2Kay’s room after he mistook one of them for room service. They forced their way into his room and waved a gun with threats to shoot him if he made a noise.
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Mr. 2Kay, who was in the room with a friend, struggled with one of the robbers, as the others punched and hit him with a gun, repeatedly warning that they will shoot if he doesn’t calm down.
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One of the robbers led and locked 2Kay’s friend in the bathroom, while the others tied the singer’s arms, legs and mouth and took his valuables including jewelry, clothes, perfumes, phones, and money. They also cut the room’s intercom (phone) to avoid any form of communication as they left the hotel.
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The hotel authorities and police have taken statements for investigation, while Mr. 2Kay is getting medical attention for his wounds. “I was quite shocked when I got to Mr. 2Kay’s room last night.
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This was somebody I watched perform some minutes before the incident.
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Anyway, the hotel authorities and police are already investigating the incident and we hope they’ll apprehend the criminals as soon as possible,” said James Silas, Manager of Grafton Records.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

287 pharmacies shut down in Kogi State


The Pharmacists Registration Council (PRC) of Nigeria has sealed off 287 pharmacies operating illegally in different parts of Kogi State.
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The Head of Enforcement Department of the PRCN, Stephen Esumobi, who disclosed this to journalists on Friday in Lokoja, stated that the pharmacies were shut between October 16 and 19.
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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the sealed pharmacies were among the 373 stores visited by the council’s enforcement officers.
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Esumobi alleged that the pharmacies operated without registration and also failed to register their premises as required by law.
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He said. “The council cannot guarantee that drugs sold in unregistered outlets are of the same integrity as specified by the manufacturers since they have not submitted to regulations that ensure maintenance of appropriate standards for handling such products.”
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Source: Information Nigeria

I once hawked pure water to fund my music career –SolidStar


Singer, Joshua Iniyezo, aka SolidStar, has been fairly consistent in churning out hitsongs over the years. And his efforts have paid off as he is quite relevant in the industry today.Singer, Joshua Iniyezo, aka SolidStar, has been fairly consistent in churning out hitsongs over the years. And his efforts have paid off as he is quite relevant in the industry today.
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However, the singer didn’t always have it good. In a chat with Sunday Scoop, he shared some of his past experiences. “It wasn’t really easy for me at the beginning. I had to do a lot of things just to make it.
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There was a time I was hawking sachet water and pastry (puff puff), and it was the money I made from that ‘business’ that I used to pay for my first studio session. But through all the struggles, I never gave up because I knew I had a bright future ahead of me. I’m not there yet, but I thank God that my efforts are starting to pay off,” he said.
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SolidStar has been accused by some people of riding on the crest of other established artistes through collaborations to promote his songs, but he rubbished that allegation. He said, “For as long as music has been in existence, there have always been collaborations. Can you imagine how the world would be like if there were no collaborations? By collaborating with other artistes, one is able to create a fusion of sounds. I do not deny that collaborations have helped my career, but that was never my intention. I’m all about making good music, and I would work with whoever I feel can deliver on whatever I’m working on.”
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source: Punch

Aare Ona Kakanfo: I won’t die young - Gani Adams

The Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, does not believe that taking the title may lead to his early death.

The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress told newsmen in Lagos yesterday that not all those who held the position in the past died young as is being speculated.

Adams is set to become the 15th Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland when installed.

“Death belongs to God. Only God can decide and determine when anyone can die and until God decides, I will not die young as the defender of my people,” he said.

“Aare title is highly spiritual and I have handed over my destiny and tenure to God. The position in the past meant that you have to continually fight wars to protect your people, and may be killed in the process, but that was before Nigeria became a sovereign nation.

“The job in the modern era is limited in terms of physical defence because there are security apparatus to settle disputes. However, it has become a position to unify the Yoruba race, defend their interest and believe in their cause.”

The 47-year-old leader of the OPC also put to rest speculations that he would dump the group following his new status, saying he would continue to oversee its activities.

He said, “The OPC is my sweat. I will delegate some powers to some members to continue to run it while I oversee it.

“The OPC gave birth to the Oodua Progressive Union which I have established in 78 countries to cater for the interest of Yoruba people in Diaspora.

“I will continue to have a stake not only in the OPC but in all groups in Yorubaland. I intend to use my position to unify and strengthen all factionalised pressure and cultural groups in Yoruba land.”

Adams added that in spite of his elevation to a higher office, he would continue to render selfless service to all Nigerians based on fairness and justice.

The Aare Ona Kakanfo said that the title was not too big a shoe for him to fit into.

He said, “I have managed millions of people in Yorubaland. I began to fight for my people at a tender age of 29 years since 1999. I have never been in government. I have always fought for the Yorubas. I know the terrain of all Yoruba people and their culture. I only ask God for wisdom to unify my people more and see that there is unity, justice and fairness for and among my people.

“This title is a reward from my people on the basis of honour and not salary.”

On the issue of the true federalism, the OPC coordinator said that the difference between true federalism and restructuring was semantics.
“I totally support either restructuring or true federalism because it would ensure equity and fairness for all Nigerians. We will continue to agitate for a more prosperous Nigeria,” he added.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

JAMB To Deploy Malpractice Device For Future Examination


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the deployment of the CCTV device during the annual examinations had come to stay to tackle examination malpractice.
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Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, the board’s Registrar, made this known on the side-line of a two-day International Summit on Examination Malpractice which ended on Friday in Lagos.
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The summit, organised by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has the theme: “Examination Malpractice; the Contemporary Realities and Antidotes.”
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News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also quotes the registrar as disclosing that the deployment of the CCTV device during JAMB examinations had come to stay.
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“It is in line with this kind of development that the board has concluded arrangements to create centres for examination malpractice devices for future examinations,’’ he said.
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According to Oloyede, the use of the CCTV for the first time during the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), further consolidated its quest to ensure quality, equity and integrity.
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“There will be no compromise whatsoever.
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“Without the deployment of the CCTV, one will just be making a mockery of the computer-based test (CBT).
“This device has ensured that even if a cheating candidate was not caught during the examination, such candidate will be caught after the examination.
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“We will continue to ensure that with education, one can achieve everything and without it, one can achieve nothing.

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