Saturday, 7 December 2019



Anthony Joshua Posing With His Mother At Pre-fight Gala Dinner In Saudi Arabia (Photos)

Anthony Joshua Posing With His Mother At Pre-fight Gala Dinner In Saudi Arabia (Photos)

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Anthony Joshua's mother, Yeta Odusanya has been spotted supporting her son in Saudi Arabia ahead of his rematch with Ruiz.


Joshua and his mother, Yeta Odusanya
Joshua and his mother, Yeta Odusanya
 
 
A pre-fight gala dinner was yesterday held at the Al Faisaliah Hotel in Saudi Arabia ahead of Anthony Joshua's rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. 
 
During the event, the British-Nigerian boxer was pictured kissing his mother Yeta Odusanya on the forehead as he arrived for the pre-fight gala dinner.
 
Joshua's opponent, Andy Ruiz Jr. was also spotted giving Joshua's mother a friendly handshake at the event. 
 
Undercard fighters Dillian Whyte and Tom Little, as well as promoter Eddie Hearn were also in attendance among other dignitaries. 
 
The anticipated rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jnr will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
 
Anthony Joshua will attempt to regain his WBA, IBF and WBO Heavyweight titles he lost to Ruiz Jr back in June at Madison Square Garden. The Mexican boxer defeated Joshua in the seventh-round to hand him his first professional loss the last time they met. 
 
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 Joshua Much Lighter, Ruiz Much Heavier For Rematch

Joshua Much Lighter, Ruiz Much Heavier For Rematch

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This was the most Ruiz has weighed since he came in at 292½ pounds for his second pro fight in June 2009.


Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua
Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua

Looks weren’t deceiving.

A noticeably lighter Anthony Joshua indeed weighed in at 10-plus pounds less Friday for his rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. than he did for their first fight. England’s Joshua officially came in at 237½ pounds for their second bout, set for Saturday night in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

The 6-feet-6 Joshua weighed 247¾ pounds the day before Ruiz upset him by seventh-round technical knockout June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The 6-feet-2 Ruiz officially weighed in at a whopping 283½ pounds Friday, 15½ pounds more than he was when he weighed in for their initial encounter six months ago. Ruiz weighed 268 pounds for their first fight.

This was the most Ruiz has weighed since he came in at 292½ pounds for his second pro fight in June 2009.

The 30-year-old Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs), of Watford, England, is listed by most sports books as slightly more than a 2-1 favorite to beat the 30-year-old Ruiz (33-1, 22 KOs), of Imperial, California, in their immediate rematch for Ruiz’s IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO titles.




My Children And I Want My Husband Back Home' - Sowore's Wife Begs Buhari

My Children And I Want My Husband Back Home' - Sowore's Wife Begs Buhari

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The DSS accused Sowore of planning to overthrow the government with his planned protest, the basis upon which he had been detained.

Omoyele Sowore and wife
Omoyele Sowore and wife

Wife of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the RevolutionNow protest and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mrs Ope Sowore, has sent a message to President Muhammadu Buhari that she and her children are waiting for the return of her husband.

She said she had no clear roadmap on how to handle the situation but that she had sent appeals to the United Nations and had been working with Amnesty International and many other organisations to help raise awareness and “hopefully help to secure the release” of her husband.

Speaking to PUNCH on the telephone on Friday, Sowore’s wife said, “I’m concerned about what happened to my husband. It’s less than 24 hours that the Nigerian government has basically turned around and shown a gross abuse of power. I am praying and hoping that it will be resolved so that he can come home to meet me and the children.

“No clear roadmap or script on how to handle a situation like this. The reason why there is rule of law is because it protects people’s basic rights and the fact that Buhari and the DSS have refused to do that is a matter of great concern.

“We are currently working with many international organisations to help advocate on his behalf and we have sent several urgent appeals to the United Nations.”

Sowore was arrested on August 3, 2019 over a planned protest, which he tagged ‘RevolutionNow’. The DSS accused him of planning to overthrow the government with his planned protest, the basis upon which he had been detained.

Officials of the Department of State Services had on Friday invaded the Federal High Court in Abuja to rearrest Sowore, who was released alongside his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, on Thursday after they had spent over three months in the DSS custody.



ALERT: Mile 2/Tin Can Island Road To Be Closed For Three Days

ALERT: Mile 2/Tin Can Island Road To Be Closed For Three Days

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Adebiyi said tankers lifting petrol and trucks conveying construction materials will be allowed to ply the restricted area.



The Mile 2/Tin-Can Island section of the Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonsoki expressway will be partially closed for 72 hours from Friday night.

Funso Adebiyi, director, federal highways, south west, disclosed this  during an inspection of the road.

He explained that heavy rainfall recorded in the state slowed down rehabilitation works on Apapa roads, resulting in degeneration and accidents.

The director said palliative work had begun on the highway and with the rains ending, the ministry of works and housing had secured commitment of truck drivers to leave the highway for repair works.

He, however, said tankers lifting petrol and trucks conveying construction materials will be allowed to ply the restricted area.

“We are here partly to facilitate this work and to continue the palliative work here,’’ Adebiyi said.

“Because of the intensity of the palliative work we want to do, we agreed that for about 72 hours, we will restrict vehicles to this area.

” And because we are sensitive to the plight of road users, we will allow petrol tankers to come and load because if they do not come to lift product for 72 hours, it will affect the general public.”




Bowen University’s Faculty Of Law Allegedly Warns DJ Not To Play Naira Marley's Songs

Bowen University’s Faculty Of Law Allegedly Warns DJ Not To Play Naira Marley's Songs

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This move by the sub-authority under Bowen University has further stressed the claim by Naira Marley about the society seeing him as a bad influence.

Naira Marley

The student association of the Faculty of Law of Bowen University has sent a warning letter to the DJ coming to play at their dinner event requesting the DJ to shun any song from Naira Marley at the event.

This news is coming as a surprise to many people on the internet who feel the letter by the body is totally uncalled-for, as playing Naira Marley’s song wouldn’t have any hazardous effect on the people that would be present at the dinner.

This move by the sub-authority under Bowen University has further stressed the claim by Naira Marley about the society seeing him as a bad influence and a damaging presence around the Nigerian youths.

With this move looking like one that would be enforced, what would now be the fate of the Marlians in Bowen who are waiting to lose their manners at the sound of the music of their leader?

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Drama As Ikeja Electric Disconnects Lagos Magistrates' Courts...You Won't Believe Why

Drama As Ikeja Electric Disconnects Lagos Magistrates' Courts...You Won't Believe Why

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Ikeja Electric has reportedly disconnected Lagos magistrates’ courts over a really humongous bill.

Ogba Magistrates court
Ogab Magistrates Courts
According to a report by Punch Metro, a three-storeyed building on Alhaji Alli Lane, housing Ogba Magistrates’ Courts, Lagos State, has been disconnected by Ikeja Electric over N1.9m electricity bills.

Punch Metro reports that the debt piled up for months, making the distribution company to disconnect the facility on Tuesday.

A Punch Metro correspondent who visited the court on Friday observed that workers opened office windows for ventilation as there was no electricity to power the air conditioners in the building.

An official who, confided in our reporter, said the court did not have a big generator to serve as an alternative source of power, describing the situation as embarrassing.

“It is really shameful,”
 he thundered. “It is embarrassing that an institution like court was disconnected on the account of not paying electricity bills. Something like this happened some months ago too. Is it that the Lagos State Government is broke?” the official wondered.

The correspondent who walked round the court corridors observed that several offices were wide open with some workers using hand fans to douse heat.

It was also noted that there were skeletal proceedings which sources said might be as a result of the stuffy courtrooms.

“The court has been disconnected since Tuesday and I have no idea when it will be reconnected. I learnt they owe close to N2m. But I suspect the court management was not duly notified before the disconnection,”
 another official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.

An Ikeja Electric official, who confirmed the disconnection to Punch Metro, stated that it was the second time such would happen this year.

The official said, “What kind of notification do they need? Don’t they know they owe? More so, they have their own dedicated transformer with a meter. It is whatever we read from the meter that we use to bill them. They owe about N1.9m. They owed for the months of August and September and they quickly paid for September bill. That was after they were disconnected.

“They have not paid for October and November bills and we have to disconnect them again. They are not supposed to owe at all because they are maximal customers.”

The spokesperson for IE, Mr Felix Ofulue, also confirmed the debt to City Round, saying that, “they were disconnected because they owe us N1.9m.”



Joshua vs Ruiz: Mourinho Reveals Who He Wants To Win The Fight In Saudi Arabia

Joshua vs Ruiz: Mourinho Reveals Who He Wants To Win The Fight In Saudi Arabia

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Tottenham coach, Jose Mourinho has revealed who he supports between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz.

Mourinho backs Joshua
Mourinho

Had he not been appointed manager of Tottenham Hotspur late last month, Jose Mourinho would most likely be in Saudi Arabia this weekend, taking in a bit of history.

The Spurs manager, a boxing fan, said on Friday that he was given a special invitation to attend “Clash on the Dunes” in Diriyah on Saturday night, when Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua go head-to-head in their world heavyweight title rematch.

Joshua will attempt to reclaim the WBA, IBF and WBO belts he lost in a shock defeat to Ruiz in New York on June 1 – labelled one of the greatest shocks in boxing history.

Yet Mourinho won’t be there to see how it all unfolds. The Portuguese manager took the Spurs reigns on November 20 following Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking the previous day, and therefore will instead by looking to guide his new side to a bounce-back victory against Burnley at home. Mourinho suffered his first defeat as Tottenham manager on Wednesday, losing 2-1 to former employers Manchester United.

Asked on Friday if he thought Joshua could win back his belts in Saudi, Mourinho, who was at the O2 Arena in 2016 to see the Olympic champion triumph against Charles Martin, said, “That’s the only bad thing for me in getting the job at Tottenham that I’m not going to be there. I was invited by the Prince to be there, but I prefer to be in the match against Burnley.”

Pushed as to whether he expected a Joshua victory, Mourinho replied, “I’m not an expert. I just love the sport. I like Anthony very much because he’s a great kid and I hope he wins. But in sport you can lose. So let’s see.”


Thursday, 5 December 2019



Breaking News: National Assembly Raises Own 2020 Budget By N3 Billion

Breaking News: National Assembly Raises Own 2020 Budget By N3 Billion

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The National Assembly has reportedly increased its own 2020 budget from the initial N125 billion to N128 billion.

NASS increases budget
National Assembly

According to a report by Punch Metro, the National Assembly has raised its budget for 2020 from the N125bn to N128bn.

The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations made the recommendation in its report on the 2020 Appropriation Bill scheduled for consideration and passage today.

The increment of the National Assembly budget forms part of the increase in the size of the national budget, which has been raised from the proposed N10.33tn to about N10.6tn.

In the bill President Muhammadu Buhari laid before a joint session of the National Assembly on October 8, 2019, N125bn was proposed for the federal parliament under statutory transfers.

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Obasanjo's Former Adviser, Titi Ajanaku Is Dead

Obasanjo's Former Adviser, Titi Ajanaku Is Dead

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She was the chairman of old Abeokuta Local Government in Ogun State and, indeed, the first woman to be elected as a local government chairman in Nigeria.

Chief (Mrs) Titilayo Ajanaku
Chief (Mrs) Titilayo Ajanaku

Chief (Mrs) Titilayo Ajanaku, former Special Adviser on Women Affairs to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, has died.
Ajanaku, who was a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), died in the early hours of Thursday at the age of 73.
It was learnt that the female politician reportedly died after a battle with terminal illness for years. Until her death, the late Ajanaku was the Otun Iyalode of Egbaland.
She was the chairman of old Abeokuta Local Government in Ogun State and, indeed, the first woman to be elected as a local government chairman in Nigeria.
A trained nurse, administrator and women leader, Ajanaku was born on January 25, 1946 at Ago-Odo Quarters in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
She attended Nawair-Ud-Deen Secondary School, Abeokuta and trained in Nursing at Stobhill General Hospital, Nether-Edge City General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom between 1964 and 1965.
Ajanaku was member of the National Association of Nurses and Midwives of Nigeria.
She came into limelight when she emerged against all odds as chairman of old Abeokuta Local Government under the zero-party arrangement. She defeated about 10 men lined up as candidates in that election.
Ajanaku was in the vanguard of G-34 which metamorphosed into the PDP in 1998.
She was also one of the top politicians arrested and arraigned in 1995 over phantom coup before the Patrick Aziza-led military panel.
In 2015, Ajanaku dumped the PDP and joined the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) ahead of that year’s election. 



I  Want To Marry A Man Who Is Fair, Tall & Handsome - Diminutive Ghanaian Actress

I Want To Marry A Man Who Is Fair, Tall & Handsome - Diminutive Ghanaian Actress

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If you are short like her, then you are certainly not her specification as she is seeking a tall person.

Adwoa Smart
Adwoa Smart
Diminutive actress, Adwoa Smart has stated the qualities she looks for in a man for a love relationship.
Born Belinda Naa Ode Oku, Adwoa Smart has said in an interview on Okay FM she won’t marry a short man with the same height as hers.
“I won’t date a man as short as I am,” she said.
In the interview, she was quick to add that her kind of man must be fair, tall and handsome.
“I’ll love to marry a fair, tall handsome man because I love fair kids…..since I’m short there would be some form of balance in our kids…one may be tall, then the other short so it would be beautiful,” she explained
Adwoa Smart is a Ghanaian actress who has been in the movie industry close to 35 years. She starred in many popular television series such as ‘Obra’, ’Efiewura’, ‘Matters of the Heart’ (film), ‘Yaa Asantewaa’ (film) among many others.
She has also been recognized through many awards schemes. 



Dolapo Osinbajo's Advices Out-Of-School Girls

Dolapo Osinbajo's Advices Out-Of-School Girls

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During a graduation ceremony of an out-of-school girls empowerment programme, Dolapo Osinbajo advised the girls to be hardworking and live responsibly in order to be good role models.

Mrs Dolapo
Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo

Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, has advised young women ànd girls against laziness and unruly behaviour in order to be successful in life.

Osinbajo gave the advice during the graduation ceremony of 370 out-of-school girls empowerment programme on Wednesday in Lagos.

She urged the out-of-school girls to live responsibly to be good role models to other girls around.

“I congratulate the graduating girls, I commend your dedication and I am impressed with your attendance in class and keen participation throughout the courses.

“I advise you to be hardworking and know that you are to live responsibly to be good role models to other girls out there
,” she said.

Osinbajo said that abuse of any form was wrong and against collective humanity.

She urged Nigerians to work as advocates on violence against girl-child and women to enable them function at their optimal level.

Let us all be our brother’s keeper, whenever we notice an abuse, let us speak out, let us all stand up to help the victims of abuse and stand up to eradicate it in our communities.

“Our girls are precious and should be handled with care
,” she said




Atiku Abubakar Storms Senate (Photo)

Atiku Abubakar Storms Senate (Photo)

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Atiku Abubakar has stormed the national assembly today to add his voice to an important discuss during at a public hearing.



Atiku Abubakar at the senate
Atiku Abubakar at the senate
 
Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, is currently at the Senate.
 
According to Punch, he is at the Senate as one of the stakeholders at a public hearing on a bill for the conversion of the Modibbo Adama University of Technology to a conventional university
 
The public hearing is being held at the hearing room Room 231 Senate conference room.



Teni Dresses As Santa Claus To Promote Show In Lagos (Video)

Teni Dresses As Santa Claus To Promote Show In Lagos (Video)

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Nigerian musician, Teni has shared a video of herself promoting her show while wearing a Santa Claus costume.


 Teni dressed as Santa Claus
Teni dressed as Santa Claus
 
 
Popular Nigerian singer, Teni Apata, popularly known as Teni the Entertainer has taken a hilarious approach to promote her show. 
 
The musician was spotted dressed as Santa Claus as she took to Third Mainland bridge, Lagos, to promote her show scheduled to hold this month.
 
“Come to my show!! Dec 16th Eko Hotel HOTEL buy your tickets” she chanted in the video making the rounds on social media as she distributed flyers to motorists.
 
The ‘Billionaire’ singer then shared the video on her social media pages.
 
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MFM December 2019 Manna Water | First Edition

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The Manna water of the mountain of fire and miracles ministries Manna water service, First Edition, reads below;

MANNA WATER  DECEMBER 4TH,2019

Topic: The Mystery of Accurate Prayers
Text: (Ephesians 6:18, James 5:16, Roman's 8:26)

Ministering: Dr. D.K. Olukoya

Like I use to say all over the place, a time will come in your life, if the time has not already come as you're seating down there, that your greatest need is for God to answer your prayers.






There are prayers: some prayers go up and bring down nothing. Some prayers just remain at the level of the breeze you're blowing from your mouth. Some prayers are been said, alot of activities are going with the prayer but they are not meeting their targets because the prayer stones you're throwing are not meeting those targets.

The effectual and the availing power, is dependent on the righteousness of the fellow who's saying the prayers.

Heaven first looks at the righteousness content of the prayers you're praying.

If the person praying is a gossiper, fornicator - that prayer will not be effective.

The mystery of accurate prayer

1. Righteousness of the person saying those prayers.
2. Fervency of the prayer: when prayers are not fervent. They go up and bring down nothing.
3. The accuracy of that prayer: every battle that we face in life has its own strategy before victory can come.

Any good army must have plenty of weapon because every weapon is not for battle.

All good prayer warriors will have plenty of prayers. They carry the appropriate "prayer weapon" they're facing.

Many factors are considered when you're about to fight. For instance, the geography, terrain, study the strength and weakness of the enemy, weather.

The troops and weapons you're going to use to fight your enemy in a swampy terrain will not work in a mountain terrain.

In the spiritual realm, every battle has its own relevance strategy.

Merely saying prayers is not all that matter in fighting spiritual realm. The natural holds relevance for the spiritual.

There are prayers for pulling, seeking, knocking down, open heavens, pronouncing God, reformation, demolition, dominion, etc.

Because of our infirmities, restricted understanding, lack of discernment, we know not how to pray.

Not knowing how to pray are in 2 forms;

1. The worth of the prayer and
2. The how of the prayer.

In summary;

• We do not know the matter to pray about. Or the relevance or
the make up of the content of our prayers.

• Because what you need may not what you want.

The way Elijah prayed for rain is dffierent from the way he prayed for fire to fall.

How does the spirit helps us to pray?  Is by letting the Holy Spirit intercede for us and through us.

How does it happen? Romans 8:27, explains the reason how.

The Holy Spirit address what we cannot address.

Prayer is not merely a single weapon but an armoury of all kinds of weapons.

Prayer Points [After Ministration]

1. Arrows that want me to die the death of my enemies, backfire in the name of Jesus.
2. The miracle that will multiply my joy, I am available, locate me now, in the name of Jesus.
3. Powers registering my name for tragedy, catch fire, in the name of Jesus.
4. Any power, begging the wicked to make my life a dustbin, run mad and die, in the name of Jesus.
5. Lion of Judah, give my enemies wound that they cannot heal, in the name of Jesus.
6. Powers assigned to kill me because of my prayers, kill yourself in the name of Jesus.
7. Arrows of darkness,  withdrawing my speed, your time is up, backfire, in the name of Jesus.


Friday, 22 November 2019



How Honest Airport Cleaner Got The Attention Of President Buhari

How Honest Airport Cleaner Got The Attention Of President Buhari

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The Buhari/Osinbajo Administration has been lauded for presenting the keys of a brand-new house to Mrs Ugwu to reward her honesty and display of the high level of integrity,


President Muhammadu Buhari presenting key of a brand new house to Mrs. Jospehine Ugwu for her integrity

After some commentators on Social Media trolls made a jest of a Nigerian woman who discovered over N40m on different occasions at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport and returned same, a Nigerian drew the attention of the Presidency to her case and proposed a national recognition and award to honour her and encourage Nigerians to be honest.

That proposal eventually became a reality Tuesday morning at the Presidential Villa when President Muhammadu Buhari presented the Integrity Award to Mrs Jospehine Ugwu alongside another Nigerian man, a Customs officer, Bashir Abubakar who had rejected a 412,000 dollars (N150 million) bribe offered to him by drug traffickers to import 40 containers laden with Tramadol, a controlled and highly addictive drug.

According to Temilade Okesanjo, the Executive Director, Woodford Consulting Firm, who stumbled on Ugwu’s pathetic story on Instagram and a Television programme before presenting it to the presidency with a proposal, the recognition will lift the woman out of poverty and encourage more Nigerians to always display high level of integrity in their dealings irrespective of their status.

Narrating how she made the move to assist the woman through the presidency, Okesanjo said: “Ugwu was lamenting her fortunes and spoke about how she had returned millions of Naira at different times and yet not been “compensated”, while friends and family criticised her for not taking advantage of “God’s blessings”.

Temilade Okasanjo and Mrs. Josephine

Moved by the pitiable condition of Mrs. Ugwu and the fact that most Nigerians who often get celebrated are people of questionable character, Okesanjo added: “I thought to myself, it’s high time we started celebrating people who even in the face adversity, choose to be honest and display integrity at the highest level.

“So, I made up my mind in that instant to do something about it. So, I took it upon myself to contact her. My team and I visited her a couple of times and recorded a short documentary of her story featuring her current circumstances and where she lived.

“We showed this to the Vice President and asked to work with the ICPC to bring her story to light and to work on bringing some of her dreams to reality. Of course, the Vice President approved this immediately and said that the President would love the story, as it captured the fact that there are many honest Nigerians who display the highest levels of integrity, and also that it is possible to be rewarded for being of a person of integrity.

“The Vice President asked what would be a fitting way to recognize her dedication to duty and integrity, and being that she had expressed the desire to live in and own a home in a decent environment, we suggested this, and worked with the Bank of Industry (BOI) to sponsor this.”

Okesanjo lauded Buhari/Osinbajo Administration for presenting the keys of a brand-new house to her to reward honesty and display of the high level of integrity, describing the gesture as a clear demonstration of the administration to the fight against corruption.

While urging Nigerians to remain honest in the face of adversity, she specifically expressed gratitude on behalf of Mrs. Ugwu to the Vice President Osinabjo for ensuring that the woman was honoured with her dream of becoming a landlord.

“We are pleading with Nigerians to be patient. Transformation is a journey; it is more a marathon than a sprint and will take a while to fully manifest.

“The various acts of integrity and dedication to duty consistently displayed by Madame Josephine happened over many years most notably with a huge sum of money which she found and returned in 2006, yet It took over a decade for her to reap the recognition she so deserved,”
Okesanjo advised.



Kogi Election: Miyetti Allah Reacts To Yahaya Bello's Victory

Kogi Election: Miyetti Allah Reacts To Yahaya Bello's Victory

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The association called on the governor to use his second term to provide meaningful development for the state.


Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State
Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MCBAN) has congratulated Gov. Yahaya Bello for emerging victorious in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi State.

INEC had on Monday declared Bello of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the governorship election in the state.

The state Secretary of the organisation, Mr Mohammed Suleiman, who gave the commendation in a statement to NAN on Thursday, described the victory as well-deserved.

He called on the governor to use his second term to provide meaningful development for the state, urging him to embark on programmes and projects that would impact positively on the lives of the people.

Suleiman also lauded the Fulani in the state for trooping out in a large number on the election day and for heeding the directive to vote for Bello, saying that their action contributed immensely to the governor’s victory at the polls.

He also called on all Fulani to remain peaceful and resist any attempt to be used by aggrieved politicians to disrupt the peace of the state.

Suleiman urged the governor to carry along all the sections in the state in the distribution of amenities and political appointments in the interest of equity and justice.

He appealed to the people of the state to continue to cooperate and support Bello in his efforts at taking the state to the next level.

According to him, whoever is not satisfied with the outcome of the election should seek legal redress instead of resorting to violence.



I'm Going To Hollywood In 2020 - Juliet Ibrahim

I'm Going To Hollywood In 2020 - Juliet Ibrahim

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The actress and former beauty queen stated that African movies are beginning to gain attention abroad


Juliet Ibrahim
Juliet Ibrahim 

Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim’s has revealed plans to cross over to Hollywood come 2020.

The actress stated that African movies are beginning to gain attention abroad which is why she is looking forward to working with heavyweights on Hollywood.

She said "That is my plan for 2020! I think that Hollywood is feeling the pressure of paying attention to Nollywood and other African film industries which is very exciting as someone seeking to bring content to this country. I am looking to act, produce, write and collaborate more with Black women in the industry such as Ava Duvernay, Debra Martin Chase, Michelle Sneed and others who have set the path on fire for Black women in film in Hollywood”

On her biggest challenge in her life she had to overcome, the actress said:

” For me, it is a tie between a huge, public divorce that I went through with my ex husband and my breakup with another African celebrity that had too much press behind it. I am a private person when it comes to my personal affairs so those two moments were a bit uncomfortable for me. Those experiences I also spoke about in my book “A Toast to Life” because I needed to let people know more about who I am as a woman outside of the paparazzi headlines and how I struggled and survived it all”.



Bullion Vans: Tinubu Already Very Rich Before He Became Governor

Bullion Vans: Tinubu Already Very Rich Before He Became Governor

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Sagay said Tinubu became wealthy on account of his hard work and investments and didn’t become rich overnight after he was elected as governor of Lagos.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) on Friday said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was a very wealthy man years before he became a public office holder.

Speaking on the allegations of corruption leveled against Tinubu and various petitions written against him , Sagay said during the struggle for the realisation of June 12, Tinubu used his personal money to finance several organIsations, including the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) after many of the leaders, went into exile to escape the wrath of late Head of State, Sani Abacha.

While frowning at what he described as persecution against Tinubu, Sagay said Tinubu became wealthy on account of his hard work and investments and didn’t become rich overnight after he was elected as governor of Lagos.

“Tinubu was already very rich before he became governor. He is not a man who became rich after he joined the government.

"He worked in the petroleum sector. I recalled that during the course of his fight with Abacha, he had to escape for his life in order to join so many other people like Anthony Enahoro, Wole Soyinka and many other pro-democracy activists”.


“Tinubu was the one funding quite a lot of the organisations and those staying abroad. So, he has always been a man of means. It will be ridiculous that having come back to the country, won’t he invest his money into various ventures? So, no one should be surprised that he is a rich man”.

“All I know is that he is rich from his own hard work, investments and therefore, he should be given the benefit of the doubt instead of being subjected to the persecution which some people want him to be subjected to,”
he said.



Heartbreaking! How Two Traders Collapsed After Fire Gutted Their Shops In Lagos

Heartbreaking! How Two Traders Collapsed After Fire Gutted Their Shops In Lagos

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Two traders have reacted terribly after a fire outbreak gutted their shops in a community in a Lagos community.


traders mourn losses in fire
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Two traders collapsed on Wednesday and were rushed to the nearest hospitals, after fire gutted 10 shops at the Balogun bus stop area of Iju-Ishaga, Lagos State, New Telegraph reports.

According to eyewitnesses, the fire outbreak was caused by power surge and started from one of the shops at about 2am.

One of the shop owners, simply identified as Mummy Tolu, was among the two traders  that collapsed and was rushed to hospital. Other traders claimed that she was presently in a coma.

The woman collapsed after she discovered that her shop burnt to the grounds, along with goods worth over N5million, which she had recently purchased. The victim sells textile materials in large quantities.

The second victim, a man, also passed out after he sighted his shop on fire. He was also rushed to the nearest hospital. It was alleged that he left N3million in his shop the previous day, planning to take it to bank the following day. The fire, however, destroyed the money, even before the trader got to his shop on Wednesday.

A resident, Mrs George, said: “A Yoruba woman, selling clothing material had just stocked her shop. When she saw her shop, she fainted and went into coma. I was not there when the fire started, but when PHCN returned power at about  2 am, I heard something like an explosion, coming from outside, resulting in the fire. Fire fighters came, along with the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LSNC). They were closely followed by the police. And then people came out of their houses. When the Yoruba woman saw her shop on fire, she collapsed and was rushed to the hospital.”

Another resident, Mrs Olayinka, said: “One of the shop owners had just stocked her shop with goods for Christmas. A few minutes later, we discovered that a man, who left N3million in his shop, fainted and was rushed to the nearby hospital.”

The Public Relations Officer of the Balogun Community Development Association, Mr Oluwaseun Iroko, said: “When it comes to fire, one cannot really trace what could be the cause. What we know is that between 2:30 to 3:00 am, we discovered there was a fire outbreak. We thank God for the quick intervention of the fire service department of Lagos State. They did so much! If not for them, the fire would have gone out of control. Luckily for us, they arrived in the nick of time and within 15 minutes, the fire had been doused.”



Court To Decide Maina Son's Bail Application

Court To Decide Maina Son's Bail Application

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News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Abang had, on Nov. 6, fixed Nov. 7 for hearing of Faisal’s bail application.
Faisal Maina

The Federal High Court, will, on Nov. 29, take the bail application of Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team.

Justice Okon Abang made this known, on Friday, after taking the arguments of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the defence counsel.

Justice Abang also adjourned till Nov. 26 to enable the defence counsel Francis Oronsaye, conclude his argument on his reply on the point of law and for trial continuation.

“The matter is also adjourned to Nov. 26 for ruling on the objection and again for continuation of trial,” he said.

The judge also ordered the prosecution counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, to submit copies of judicial authorities reported in law pavilion, electronic law report, on or before the close of work on Nov. 25.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Abang had, on Nov. 6, fixed Nov. 7 for hearing of Faisal’s bail application.

However, the judge could not take the bail application on the said date and later fixed Friday for the hearing.

NAN reports that Faisal was docked on a three-count charge bordering on money laundering.

However, he pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

While the judge had, on Oct. 25, ordered that Abdulrasheed Maina be remanded in Kuje Correctional Service centre, Abang ordered the EFCC to keep Faisal in police custody at Police Tactical Squad, Asokoro, based on the investigation on allegation of possession of firearms and resistance to arrest.



Check Out New Davido Album– A Good Time (Album)

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After many years of hardwork and patience, the king of numbers, Davido finally unlocks his highly anticipated album tagged “A Good Time“.






However, ‘A Good Time‘ serves as a follow up to his debut album ‘Omo Baba Olowo‘ which was released back in 2012. Davido has this to say:

It’s been 7 years since I last dropped a complete body of work. A LONG TIME. Since my first album you’ve been with me and watched me develop, grow. Progress, regress, and progress again. A TURBULENT TIME. Since then I’ve lost too many loved ones. HARD TIMES. But I have also gained 3 beautiful littles ones. A BLESSED TIME. To crown it, I found the love of my life. A BLISSFUL TIME. I’m grateful for all of this. I’m grateful to have been through this journey with all your support. And I’m grateful to be able to share this project which signifies the point of my life I am at right now. What I’m currently having. What you should always make sure you have no matter what you are going through. “A GOOD TIME!!”

Check it out and share your thoughts below!





Thursday, 14 November 2019



Pandemonium At Tejuosho Market As Building Is Razed By Fire (Video)

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A building is currently on fire at the popular Tejuosho market in Yaba area of Lagos state.

Tejuosho market fire in Yaba
Tejuosho market fire in Yaba
Many people have ran for their lives after fire started inside a building at the popular Tejuosho market.
According to reports, the fire is still ongoing as people look for ways to stop it.
Tejuosho Market is in Yaba area of Lagos state.
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FIFA announces Arsene Wenger as Chief of Global Football Development (Photo/Video)

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World football governing body, FIFA has announced Arsène Wenger as the new Chief of Global Football Development.



FIFA announces Arsene Wenger as Chief of Global Football Development (Photo/Video)


The Legendary former Arsenal manager, 70, will be the head of all Fifa’s football development activities throughout the world for the men’s and women’s game, including its coaching, training, and coach education programmes.

His department will be involved in football elements of Fifa’s development projects through its Forward programme, under which $6m is being made available to every football association in the world.








According to FIFA, Wenger will also include chairing Fifa’s technical study group and overseeing Fifa’s participation in the International Football Association Board, which governs the laws of the game and any rule changes, such as the recent introduction of video-assisted refereeing.





This is the first appointment for Wenger since his emotional departure from Arsenal in 2018 after 22 years as the club’s manager.





Atiku Reacts As Senate Introduces Hate Speech Bill

Atiku Reacts As Senate Introduces Hate Speech Bill

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Atiku urged the Senate to focus on real issues affecting Nigerians, adding that the bill is an abuse of legislative process.


ATIKU
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has accused the Nigeria Senate of trying to violate Nigerians constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of speech.

Naija News reports that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election was reacting to the hate speech bill sponsored by Senator Sabi Abdullahi.

Recall that in a bid to curb the incidence and defamation of character by some anxious media users in the country, the Nigerian Senate has reintroduced the ‘Hate Speech’ Bill at the plenary sitting of the National Assembly.

Naija News understands that the bill scaled through the first reading earlier on Tuesday to set up an agency to prohibit hate speeches.

The Bill is titled: “National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches (Establishment, etc) Bill, 2019”.

In a statement on Tuesday by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, Atiku urged the Senate to focus on real issues affecting Nigerians, adding that the bill is an abuse of legislative process.

The former Vice President urged those behind the Bill to note that Nigeria’s democracy has survived its longest incarnation.

According to Atiku, Freedom of Speech was not just bestowed to Nigerians by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria but also a divine right given to all men by their Creator.

The statement reads in part: “Nigeria presently has too many pressing concerns. We are now the world headquarters for extreme poverty as well as the global epicentre of out-of-school children. Our economy is smaller than it was in 2015, while our population is one of the world’s fastest-growing.

“We have retrogressed in the Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International, from the position we held four years ago, and our Human Development Indexes are abysmally low.

“It, therefore, begs the question: should we not rather make laws to tackle these pressing domestic challenges, instead of this Bill, which many citizens consider obnoxious?


“Again, Atiku cautions that we must prioritise our challenges ahead of the whims and caprices of those who do not like to hear the inconvenient truth. Stop this folly and focus on issues that matter to



JAMB Set To Create Platform For Candidates Who Score Over 250

JAMB Set To Create Platform For Candidates Who Score Over 250

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The board has decided to create a platform that will guide high scoring candidates, from 250 and above on their admission status.
JAMB



The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that it will create a platform that will enable some candidates who scored 250 and above to know why they are denied placements in their respective schools of choice.

Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos.

According to him, the development is to further engender transparency and equity as well ensure that candidates do not fall prey to fraudsters who may claim to be in a position to influence their placements if they (candidates), can meet their terms.

“The board is urging all candidates to have faith in the system as they need not beg, pay or patronise anybody to secure admission.

“Reports reaching us indicate that some persons have been going around collecting candidates’ registration numbers and scores under the guise of helping them to secure placements in their respective institutions of choice.

“Most of these candidates are high-scoring candidates who in the board’s 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) ordinarily could have secured their admission on merit considering the system put in place by the board.

“The board has through the Central Admission Process System defined all parameters for admission, and once a candidate meets the requirements, such a candidate is automatically picked by the system without interference.

“Unfortunately due to the ignorance of some of these candidates on how the system is being configured to engender transparency, equity and fairness, they allow themselves to be defrauded by some criminals, parting away with huge sums.

“Apparently, these candidates, in an event of being able to secure admission through the CAPS, attribute their success to these criminals who had collected money from them, without knowing that they made no contribution to their success.”

According to him, it is against this backdrop that the board has decided to create a platform that will guide high scoring candidates, from 250 and above on their admission status.

“These group of candidates are to visit the platform and know why they are not admitted in the case of such eventuality and take necessary precautions for the subsequent exercise.

“This is to ensure that these candidates have confidence in the system, as well as prevent them from falling prey to fraudsters.

“We, therefore, also call on all institutions of higher learning to key into this sensitisation of disclosing why some high scoring candidates may not be admitted
,” Benjamin said.

(NAN)



Nigerians React After Muslim Boy Was Spotted Prayering In Front Of RCCG Church (Video)

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Many people have reacted in different ways after a Muslim boy was spotted praying in front of a church.
Muslim boy praying in front of a church
Muslim boy praying in front of a church
 
A young Muslim boy has been seen praying in front of a Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG), Peace Assembly Parish leaving many tongues wagging over the incident.
 
The boy who removed his slippers and washed his feet, hands and face with water before bending over to pray didn't know that he was being recorded.
 
 

Wednesday, 23 October 2019



Breaking News: SARS Arrests Suspected Killers Of Imo Pastor (Photo)

Breaking News: SARS Arrests Suspected Killers Of Imo Pastor (Photo)

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The suspected killer of an Imo pastor have been nabbed by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Killers of Imo pastor
The suspects

According to Punch Metro, the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command on Wednesday said they have arrested the suspected killers of a pastor, Austin Megwa.

Until his killing in August, Megwa was a pastor with Graceland Assembly Church, Okwuemeke, Owerri North Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the arrest of the suspects.

Ikeokwu said the suspects, Moses Ijeoma, 39; and Ikenna Etiti, 29, were arrested in an operation led by the SARS Commander, Godfrey Victor, in Oguta Local Government Area of the state.

He said the suspects were “dreaded kidnappers” who were recently released from Owerri correctional prison for allegedly taking part in another kidnap operation.

He said, “Moses Ijeoma, 39, aka Ogbuefi;  and Ikenna Etiti, 29, both from Mgbala Agwa town in Oguta LGA, have been arrested for kidnap and murder of pastor Austin Megwa, of Graceland Assembly, Okwuemeke in Owerri North LGA of Imo State.

“On  October 16, these notorious and deadly kidnap suspects were arrested at Mgbala Agwa in Oguta LGA of Imo State by operatives of Special Anti Robbery Squad following a tip in connection with the kidnap and murder of pastor Austin Megwa of Graceland Assembly Church on August 11, at Egbu road, Owerri.

“Suspects who were recently released from custody at the Owerri prison following their previous involvements in kidnap cases in the state, have made useful statements confessing to the crime and stating the roles they played in the kidnap and murder of the victim.

“During the operation which led to the subsequent arrest of the suspects, one of the suspects sustained gunshot injury on his right leg and was later taken to the Police Hospital where he was given treatment and discharged.

“Investigation is ongoing, as efforts have been intensified for the arrest of fleeing gang members.”


The Police spokesperson said the suspects would be prosecuted.



Face Of Man Who Lures And Rapes Victims Inside Hotel In Enugu (Photo)

Face Of Man Who Lures And Rapes Victims Inside Hotel In Enugu (Photo)

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 A sexual predator has been nabbed by security operatives for allegedly luring and raping women inside hotel in Enugu.
Okeke Anthony
Okeke Anthony
 
A suspect who specialized in tricking unsuspecting females to hotels where he raped and robbed them after stripping them naked and blindfolding them, has been arrested in Enugu State.
 
Okeke Anthony, was nabbed at old park axis on 21/10/19. The suspect, who is based in Awka, Anambra State, goes to Enugu to hunt for victims. 
 
According to him: “myself and my gang members usually get our victims from commercial sex workers and pretend to be going to lodge with them.
 
While in the hotel, my accomplice would emerge with a sharp dagger from where he is hiding in the bathroom and we blindfold and strip our victims naked and rob them.
 
We used to collect their phones, force them to reveal their bank details and PIN number and at times rape them too.”
 
The suspect, who claimed that he is a secondary school drop out, also revealed that he joined a cult group during his early days in secondary school and from there, was exposed to bad vices.
 

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