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“Find how to cure your poverty first, I love my gay daughter” – Charly Boy replies a critic
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“Find how to cure your poverty first, I love my gay daughter” – Charly Boy replies a critic

Veteran musician, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, has declared love for his gay daughter, Dewy. The singer made the declaration after one of his followers Akhigbe Sunny criticised him for openly accepting his lesbian daughter. "Charlyboy needs to be helped. His problems are bigger that than of the nation. Imagine one who accepts his daughter as a lesbian" the man wrote. In response, Charly Boy told him to to go find a cure for his poverty first. "I love my gay daughter" the singer added.
Star Wars Darth Vader actor, David Prowse dies aged 85
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Star Wars Darth Vader actor, David Prowse dies aged 85

David Prowse, the British actor who donned the iconic Darth Vader suit in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died at the age of 85.   "It's with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and million of fans around the world, to announce that our client DAVE PROWSE M.B.E. has passed away at the age of 85," Bowington Management tweeted.   The weightlifter-turned-actor, who also earned an MBE for playing the Green Cross Code Man to promote road safety, died after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said in a Facebook post.   Prowse made his film debut in the 1967 James Bond spoof Casino Royale.   His role in the film landed him several other screen roles, including in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange.   Prowse also ...
Nigeria Police Force reacts as crowd disarm drunk police officer in Abuja
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Nigeria Police Force reacts as crowd disarm drunk police officer in Abuja

The Nigeria Police Force has reacted to the viral video of its officer that was filmed while he was drunk.   The officer was seen in a drunk state at CBN junction close to police command headquarters in Abuja on Saturday, November 28th. Residents disarmed him to prevent him from shooting sporadically.   In a statement released on Sunday morning, November 29, the spokesperson of the Abuja Police Command, ASP Yusuf Mariam, says the officer has been arrested and will undergo a psychological and medical evaluation before he will be made to face a disciplinary panel. Read the statement below...   ''Following the viral video of the ‘Drunk Policeman’ at CBN Junction, the FCT Police Command has identified, arrested and taken into custody the Police Inspector show...
Ultimate Love: I Didn’t Abort Kachi’s Baby, I Had A Miscarriage – Rosie
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Ultimate Love: I Didn’t Abort Kachi’s Baby, I Had A Miscarriage – Rosie

Ultimate Love star Rosie Afuwape has said that she had a miscarriage in September. The 36-year-old revealed this in a Youtube video on Saturday. While explaining what her relationship with Kachi has been like, Rosie said he hit her hand on the wall three times. “I walked towards the car, I called the make-up artiste to give me pad that is like I’ve started my period. She gave me and I went to the toilet to put it in,” she said. ” I drove home late and my dad was upset. The following day was the worse day of my life. I was bleeding, I called Kachi on a video call and I told him I was bleeding and I said you have finished me, he kept saying sorry. “So at some point I dropped the phone because the bleeding was pretty much. I went to the toilet and he thought I had fainted do ...
Deji Adeyanju Duped Of N9.5 Million
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Deji Adeyanju Duped Of N9.5 Million

He was duped of N9.5 million after investing in a business with a friend. Investing is my 2nd name. 2021 is the year of investing outside Nigeria. Nigeria don cast. Even if it’s a restaurant in Dubai or London, I must invest in. I invested some money recently in a business and someone duped me of N9.5m. Looking for the guy with police now. This is one of the most painful things about investing here. Lying & cheating is in the DNA of most Nigerians. Just sad.
Timi Dakolo Crashes Abuja Weddings, Gives A Free Performance
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Timi Dakolo Crashes Abuja Weddings, Gives A Free Performance

Nigerian artist Timi Dakolo made a surprise appearance at random weddings in Abuja. The singer who has also made surprise appearances at a few weddings in Lagos, asked fans on Instagram to give marriage venues so he could perform, and he kept to his word as he randomly selected, appeared, and gave free performances at a number of weddings. \   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi)
Pres. Buhari Condemns Killing Of 44 Farmers By Boko Haram In Borno
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Pres. Buhari Condemns Killing Of 44 Farmers By Boko Haram In Borno

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has condemned the killing of farmworkers in Borno State. The PUNCH had earlier reported that Boko Haram fighters killed at least 43 farm workers and injured six in rice fields near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Saturday. Reacting in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President expressed grief over the killing of the farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari, in Jere Local Government of Borno State, describing the terrorist killings as insane. The statement was titled, ‘President Buhari Condemns As Insane, Boko Haram Killing Of Farmers in Borno State.’ The statement quoted Buhari as saying, “I condemn the killing of our hardworking farmers by terrorists in Borno State. ...
Governor Ikpeazu Does Not Intend To Join APC – PDP
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Governor Ikpeazu Does Not Intend To Join APC – PDP

The People's Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday, said Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State does not have any desire to join the All Progressives Congress, APC. MCI had reported that former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu said Ikpeazu promised to join APC. Reacting over the report in a statement made available to MCI Hon. Chief Fabian Nwankwo, Publicity Secretary of PDP described the report as rumour and urged PDP loyalists in the state to continue supporting Ikpeazu. Nwankwo further advised Senator Kalu to prevail President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle growing insecurity, Economic Retrogression, social Injustice and decay of infrastructure in the country. MCI recalls that few weeks ago, Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State deca...
‘Nigeria Borders Will Remain Closed’ – Mohammed Sabo Nanono, Agric Minister
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‘Nigeria Borders Will Remain Closed’ – Mohammed Sabo Nanono, Agric Minister

The Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, has said Nigeria borders will remain locked and the key is thrown into the lagoon. He stated this, yesterday, at the flag-off ceremony of the distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers affected by the recent flood in Kebbi State. He explained that the Federal Government was not ready to reopen the borders, so as to boost the country’s agricultural sector. He said: “Nigerian farmers have been performing well by producing such food items as rice, millet, guinea corn, and Shea butter, among others. We are not ready to reopen the borders, which is why the Federal Government is ready to support the dry season farming to regain what farmers lost to the flood disaster.” The Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Adamu Al...
Ex Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria, Anna Banner Graduates From Ghana University
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Ex Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria, Anna Banner Graduates From Ghana University

Former beauty queen Anna Ebiere has bagged a 2ND CLASS UPPER bachelor’s degree in Rural Development and Ecotourism from Wisconsin International University College Ghana. The 25-year-old shared pictures of herself in her graduation gown on her Instagram page. “It can only be God! BA Rural Development and Ecotourism. 2nd Class Upper,” she wrote on Saturday. In another post Anna said, “What God cannot do does not exist.” In the comment section of her post, Banky W, Padita Agu, Erica, Kim Oprah among others celebrated her. Anna is the winner of the 2013 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant.
Beautiful Mermaid Celebrates Her Birthday In Beach Water In Akwa Ibom (Photos)
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Beautiful Mermaid Celebrates Her Birthday In Beach Water In Akwa Ibom (Photos)

A young pretty lady identified as Happiness Enekak, is currently causing stir online as she marks her birthday in Ocean, calling herself a mermaid. It begs the question, to what length do people go to seek fame or chase clout or could it be true? Miss Happiness, a native of Akwa Ibom took to the state based Facebook group, 'Ibom Crush', to post photos of her birthday taken in a beach, calling herself "beautiful mermaid" She wrote, Happy birthday me! I'm a beautiful mermaid, the world is my ocean so I make waves. She shared photos of herself putting on blue mermaid costume as she settled inside the water and pose for the camera. One thing is certain, she can pass as a mermaid because of how stunning and gorgeous she looks.Her post has drawn reactions as people took to the comment ...
Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: My Leg Was Amputated After I Was Shot – Adebayo Francis
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Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: My Leg Was Amputated After I Was Shot – Adebayo Francis

A 23-year-old man who claims to be a victim of Lekki Toll Gate shooting tells ADEBAYO FOLORUNSHO-FRANCIS that the subsequent amputation of his right leg is a nightmare he has been unable to wake up from Twenty-three-year-old Olalekan Faleye, a survivor of the shooting that attended the peaceful #ENDSARS protest at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, says he has become an amputee after the gunshot injuries he sustained to the leg on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He had undergone surgical amputation of his bullet-ridden right leg. The shooting incident had attracted national and international outcry, with the Lagos State and Federal governments being urged to unravel the identity of the shooters and who deployed them. Speaking exclusively with PUNCH HealthWise a few days after he was discha...
Zabarmari: Zulum Leads Horrified Kinsmen To Bury 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram
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Zabarmari: Zulum Leads Horrified Kinsmen To Bury 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram

Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was at Zabarmari early morning on Sunday, to lead kinsmen and other residents, still in shock, for the funeral of 43 farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram insurgents. Though the victims lived in Zabarmari, a farming community in Jere Local Government Area, famous for rice cultivation and local processing, they were attacked on Saturday, at Koshebe village, a place in Mafa Local Government Area. Zulum, during his visit was told that death toll was yet to be fully ascertained. "Your Excellency, as you have seen here, 43 corpses were buried, but others have not been retrieved from the scene of the incident. Nobody can tell you the exact number of people killed. Some of the victims are still missing" a resident (name concealed,...
APC Crisis: I Remain Acting National Chairman – Hilliard Etagboeta
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APC Crisis: I Remain Acting National Chairman – Hilliard Etagboeta

There is no end in sight to the fresh leadership crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) as party chieftains remained divided at the weekend over the court case initiated by former national vice-chairman (South-South) of the party, Honorable Hilliard Etagboeta. Etagboeta has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja to seek the dissolution of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, led by Yobe State governor, Mallam Mai Mala Buni. The Buni committee is a creation of a statutory organ of the party, the National Executive Committee, which dissolved the APC National Working Committee, led by its immediate past national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, at an emergency meeting held last June at the Presidential Villa. The claim to the off...
OJBEST Footwear: VP Osinbajo Sends Delegates To Man Who Offered To Be His Personal Shoemaker
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OJBEST Footwear: VP Osinbajo Sends Delegates To Man Who Offered To Be His Personal Shoemaker

Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday surprised a young entrepreneur, by sending his aides to meet the man after he had offered to make shoes for him. The entrepreneur known on Twitter as OJBEST Footwear had made a shoe for Osinbajo and asked for a chance to be his personal shoe maker in a bid to boost his brand and expand his reach. OJBEST Footwear’s first tweet was made on November 9, 2020, where he urged people on the platform to help him promote his tweet so that the Vice President would see it. He wrote; “Dear @ProfOsinbajo, I am a Nigerian entrepreneur who specializes on the production of quality leather shoes from scratch to finish. I will like to make shoes for you and meet you in person to show case my product to the world. I will be grateful if ...
Soldiers Arrest Grace Abdu, VOA Journalist For Interviewing Resident Of Oyigbo
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Soldiers Arrest Grace Abdu, VOA Journalist For Interviewing Resident Of Oyigbo

Grace Abdu, a journalist with Voice Of America, was on Saturday assaulted and arrested by Nigerian soldiers for ‘interviewing residents of Oyigbo in Rivers State’. We gathered that Abdu was illegally detained by the soldiers for several hours. “She went there around 11, so around 12pm, the soldiers saw her and arrested her. They also seized her equipment. She was kept at the Army Post in Oyigbo for several hours before they released her this evening,” a source told SaharaReporters. Recall that army operatives were deployed to Oyigbo amid the violence that broke out in the town after some alleged Biafran agitators clashed with security agents. The soldiers have, however, been accused of extra-judicial killings and abuse of human rights. The security agents are allegedly m...
We Will Retire Tinubu Politically In 2023, PDP Boasts
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We Will Retire Tinubu Politically In 2023, PDP Boasts

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos state chapter has vowed to put an end to the dominance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the 2023 general elections. Taofik Gani, the party’s Publicity Secretary disclosed this while responding to the statement by Alhaji Tunde Balogun, state chairman of the APC that Tinubu has the political sagacity to move Nigeria forward in 2023. He said the PDP will win Lagos state to celebrate the birthday of Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National chairman of the PDP who clocked 75 years few days ago. “The PDP Lagos State chapter is quick to respond to the claim by the Lagos APC state chairman that their National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is proper to be president of the country.” “...
Kidnapped wife of Akeredolu’s chief of staff regains freedom
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Kidnapped wife of Akeredolu’s chief of staff regains freedom

Sade Ale, wife of Olugbenga Ale, chief of staff to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has regained freedom.   We reported earlier that Sade who was returning from a business trip to Lagos, was abducted at Owena in Idanre local government area of the state on Thursday night alongside her driver and another woman.   It was gathered that she was released on Saturday morning after the hunters and other security agencies got to the location where the kidnappers kept their victims.   The Nation reported that some suspects have been arrested in relation to the kidnapping. A source said;   “I can confirm to you that the wife of the Chief of Staff has secured her freedom and on her way to Akure. She was released without paying the ransom as she was...
UK set to regulate Google and Facebook
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UK set to regulate Google and Facebook

The U.K. government said Friday, Nov 27, that it plans to create a Digital Markets Unit (DMU) to enforce "a new code to govern the behavior of platforms that currently dominate the market, such as Google and Facebook."   The aim is to protect smaller competitors and give consumers more control over personal data.   Under the new code, some of the world’s biggest tech companies may have to be more transparent about the services they provide and how they use consumers’ data. They may also be forced to give consumers a choice over whether to receive personalized advertising, and they won’t be able to place restrictions on customers that make it difficult for them to use rival platforms.   The DMU, which will be part of the Competition and Markets Authority...
A HIV positive Nurse reveals how she’s been keeping her partner safe
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A HIV positive Nurse reveals how she’s been keeping her partner safe

A South African nurse who is HIV positive, has revealed how she's been keeping her partner safe from the virus.   According to Angela Motsusi, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.   She wrote;   Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it's simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica  
Femi Kuti Under Attack By Burna Boy Fans For Saying “Music Isn’t Really About Awards”
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Femi Kuti Under Attack By Burna Boy Fans For Saying “Music Isn’t Really About Awards”

Nigerian musician Femi Kuti has come under attack by fans of pop star Burna Boy for what they claim is a subtle dig at the latter’s recent Grammy nominations. In a tweet, Kuti said that music should not be centered around awards or international recognition, and pointed to his father, the legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, who was never nominated for a Grammy. “Music isn’t really about awards though,” Kuti said, responding to a tweet that hailed him as the most Grammy-nominated artist in Nigeria. “Fela never won or was never nominated. I don’t think Bob Marley was too. Music is about spreading love, giving people the will to go through the hard times in life, etc and inspiration. Music must bring comfort too.” He went on to say that his father “never cared about any awar...
Hisbah Conducts Door-to-door Search For ‘Sinners’ In Kano
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Hisbah Conducts Door-to-door Search For ‘Sinners’ In Kano

Officials of Hisbah in Kano State on Friday conducted a door-to-door search at Hills and Valley, a holiday and relaxation resort located at Dawakin Kudu, Kano metropolis. SaharaReporters gathered that staff of the resort were made to take Hisbah personnel round all parts of the building. During the search, operatives of the Islamic security outfit searched all rooms and spaces to detect 'sinners’. Despite condemnation from Nigerians, Hisbah group has continued its push for Islamic agenda in the North. The agency established to enforce Sharia law in some states in the region recently banned stylish haircuts, sagging of trousers, playing of music at social events by disk jockeys and seizing tricycle from riders for adorning them with pictures considered to be obscene and ag...
Insecurity: Northern Elders Hail Sultan For Speaking Truth To Power
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Insecurity: Northern Elders Hail Sultan For Speaking Truth To Power

Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CONEPD), has applauded the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, for summoning the courage to voice out on the worsening security situation in the northern part of the country. The Monarch, during the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), had narrated how bandits “go around in the villages, households and markets with their AK 47 rifles, they stop at the market, buy things, pay and collect change, with their weapons openly displayed.” The National Coordinator, Engr. Zana Goni and National Women Leader, Hajia Mario Bichi, of CONEPD, in a statement, yesterday pointed out that the utterances of the monarch did not only reflect the true situation of things, but had vindicated them. Goni, appealed to President...
Black Friday: Why We Are Silent On Hisbah’s Letter To Cool FM – NBC
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Black Friday: Why We Are Silent On Hisbah’s Letter To Cool FM – NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has spoken on why it has been silent on the controversy trailing the letter addressed to a radio station, Cool FM by Hisbah, the Sharia police organisation in Kano State asking the radio station to desist from using the term ‘Black Friday’. In a letter signed by Principal Executive Officer II, Abubakar Ali, on behalf of the Commander-General, Hisbah stated that Friday is regarded as a holy day in Islam and tagging it as ‘black’ is derogatory and would not be condoned. Some Nigerians have condemned the silence of the NBC, which is the only organisation that has the powers to prescribe a code for broadcasters and sanction them. However, speaking in an exclusive chat with INDEPENDENT on Saturday, the Director-General of NBC, Armstrong Idac...
FG May Reverse Fuel Pump Price To N160 Per Litre, Negotiations Continue Dec 7
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FG May Reverse Fuel Pump Price To N160 Per Litre, Negotiations Continue Dec 7

The pressure by organised Labour on the Federal Government to reverse the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) back to N160 per litre seems to be yielding fruits. At the end of the resumed negotiations between government and the labour movement yesterday night, the Federal Government indicated willingness to consult widely with the view to reviewing the price downward, saying it might unveil the new price at the resumed meeting slated for December 7. The Federal Government said the period between now and then would allow it embark on a wide range consultation over Labour’s request. Labour is insisting that the pump price must be reviewed downward to N160 before negotiations can proceed on the hike in electricity tariffs and deregulation of the downstream sector of the petr...
Man Buys N1.2 Million Bone Straight Hair For Toke Makinwa
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Man Buys N1.2 Million Bone Straight Hair For Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa got a 1.240m naira bone straight hair gift from man. The media personality took to her insta-story to share a video of the hair and the receipt with the caption: Merry Christmas to me For the nosy peeps, ordered for my hair and asked for the receipt and my friend @farouq-umar paid for it even without me asking, with friends like this I can't settle for less. Osheyyyyy She then went ahead to beg friends snatchers not to snatch him from her.  
No Agreement Yet To Suspend Strike ― ASUU
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No Agreement Yet To Suspend Strike ― ASUU

THE Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has denied a news report that it agreed to call off the ongoing strike after meeting with the Government negotiation team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige on Friday. The Federal Government at the meeting at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Labour and Employment reportedly increased its offer for Earned Allowances EA to university based unions and funding for the revitalization of public universities from N65 billion to N70 billion. There was news report that ASUU has given an indication that the meeting, the strike which started since March would soon be called off after a meeting with the leadership of union and its organs. According to the report, the university teachers agreed to call off ...
Senator Elisha Abbo Marries A Third Wife, Stacey Power
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Senator Elisha Abbo Marries A Third Wife, Stacey Power

Congratulations Senator Abbo, on your successful traditional wedding to your heartthrob Dr. Stacey Power on Wednesday, 25th November, 2020. The Senator wrote on his face book page Few years ago we started this journey as friends. Today despite oppositions home and abroad we ended up as best friends - husband and wife. I love you Dr Stacey P Power, Who today traditionally becomes Dr Stacey Ishaku Abbo ( Dr SIA) The battle of love is won - Love always wins. I thank our family and friends, the good people of Numan and indeed the Bwatiye nation for your support. God bless you all. I AM SIA
Erica Mobbed By Crowd In Sierra Leone As She Breaks Down In Tears
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Erica Mobbed By Crowd In Sierra Leone As She Breaks Down In Tears

Former Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemates Kiddwaya and Erica are going to be spending the next couple of days in Sierra Leone. The reality stars were given a royal welcome by fans who were excited to have them in the country. Recall that both Kidd and Erica had been quiet about their trip until his mother, Susan, took to her page on social media to make the announcement. Susan in her post called on those who care to offer words of prayers for them as they embark on the trip. Well, with the safe arrival of the two in the country, there is no doubt that prayers of protection offered for them were answered. The equally excited duo took to their individual Instagram pages to share videos showing the huge turn out of fans who came to receive them. A video spotted on Instagram a...
Mr Eazi Was Rude To Me When We First Met – Temi Otedola
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Mr Eazi Was Rude To Me When We First Met – Temi Otedola

Fashion blogger Temi Otedola has said that singer Mr Eazi was rude to her the first time they met. The 24-year-old revealed this on the first episode of their podcast ‘How Far’ on Friday. Talking about their first date, Temi said she was only being nice to Mr Eazi. “I did not know he was going to be there that night, me being someone who likes to be friendly to strangers I was like hey do you live in London?” she said. “Can I get you a drink? what have you been up to? I was just on my usual cute lets be nice lets meet people vibes and I was like this guy is an asshole like why is he being so rude?” Mr Eazi replied her saying, “I was trying to let you know that hey I’m not interested, I’m just here to watch this person and not interested in moving to you.” He also revealed ...
Iyabo Ojo Buries Her Mother, Late Mrs Olubunmi Victoria Fetunga
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Iyabo Ojo Buries Her Mother, Late Mrs Olubunmi Victoria Fetunga

  The funeral service for Iyabo Ojo's mother held on Friday, Nov 27, days after her death. Some of the actress' colleagues were present to offer support. Iyabo Ojo's children were also present. Speaking at the event, the actress said she's certain her mother has gone to rest. Photos and Video Below   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Olori Iyabode Omo ladukeade (@iyaboojofespris)
Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Umar Farouq ‘Weeps’ As Pantami Disgraces Her At FEC Meeting
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Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Umar Farouq ‘Weeps’ As Pantami Disgraces Her At FEC Meeting

Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Farouq, Weeps As Communication Minister, Pantami, ‘Disgraces’ Her At Federal Executive Council Meeting The disagreement between the two ministers, according to a top source, has further confirmed insinuations that there was division among top aides of President Muhammadu Buhari. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Farouq, was on Wednesday involved in a heated argument with her Communications and Digital Economy colleague, Isa Ali Pantami, during the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The disagreement between the two ministers, according to a top source, has further confirmed insinuations that there was division among top aides of President Muhammadu Buhari. SaharaRepo...
Manchester United Held Ransom For Millions Of Pounds By Cyberhackers Who Hacked Into The Club’s IT Systems
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Manchester United Held Ransom For Millions Of Pounds By Cyberhackers Who Hacked Into The Club’s IT Systems

Premier League side, Manchester United are reportedly being held to ransom ‘for millions of pounds’ by cyber hackers who hacked into the club’s IT systems. The Red Devils confirmed in a statement that they were the victims of a “sophisticated operation by organised criminals”. A club statement read: “Manchester United can confirm that the club has experienced a cyber attack on our systems. “The club has taken swift action to contain the attack and is currently working with expert advisers to investigate the incident and minimise the ongoing IT disruption. “Although this is a sophisticated operation by organised cyber criminals, the club has extensive protocols and procedures in place for such an event and had rehearsed for this eventuality. “Our cyber defences identified...
‘That’s So Reactionary’ – Lampard Denies Mourinho Decline
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‘That’s So Reactionary’ – Lampard Denies Mourinho Decline

The Blues boss has defended his former mentor against criticisms from pundits who have said that he may be losing his edge Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has come to the defence of his former mentor Jose Mourinho ahead of the top of the table with Tottenham on Sunday. Mourinho has faced increasing scrutiny over his tactics and his style of man management, but his Spurs side have answered the critics in recent weeks. In his first spell at Chelsea, Mourinho helped develop Lampard into a world class player which allowed him to become the club's all-time leading scorer with 211 goals. Lampard believes Mourinho remains a top manager even after a difficult end of his second spell with Chelsea and problems during his time at Manchester United. "Of course he is [still a top manag...
Conte Reacts To Inter Milan Defeat Against Real Madrid
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Conte Reacts To Inter Milan Defeat Against Real Madrid

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has reacted to the 2-0 defeat against Real Madrid on matchday 4 of the Champions League. Conte feels the referee Anthony Taylor killed the game with the decision to give Arturo Vidal a marching order. The Chilean midfielder was not pleased with the decision of the referee not to have awarded him a penalty when he was caught by Raphael Varane in the penalty area, something the referee was not interested in. He was given a yellow card for his complaints and then handed another yellow card just moments later and given his marching orders by the English referee. “Honestly, don’t talk about refereeing, even if many times the referee must be intelligent and the game is like that,” he began his post-match press conference at San Siro following the de...
Messi Buys Penthouse Apartment In Milan
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Messi Buys Penthouse Apartment In Milan

Lionel Messi, reportedly bought a luxury apartment in the city of Milan, Italy. Based on reports SportMediaset, quoted from Football Italia On Tuesday (11/8/2020), Messi bought an apartment in Milan, which is located close to the residence of his father, Jorge. It is known, Jorge has indeed received a residence permit in Milan. The news about Messi buying a luxury apartment in Milan sounds reasonable, given his status as a football star with abundant wealth. But on the other hand, Messi’s decision to buy an apartment in Milan again raises hot news regarding his opportunity to join Inter Milan. Because, apart from being close to his father’s residence, the apartment that Messi bought was also not far from Inter Milan’s head office, which is located in the Porta Nuova area...
Goodluck Jonathan Is Working For Buhari – APC
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Goodluck Jonathan Is Working For Buhari – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said former president, Goodluck Jonathan, is working for the current government. The ruling party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, stated this while answering questions on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday. Nabena also slammed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for not being a worthy opposition. According to him, Jonathan has been working for the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, because he is a ‘progressive’ statesman. The visit by some APC chieftains to Jonathan last Friday, who contested in the 2011 and 2015 presidential elections on the platform of the PDP, raised the stakes in permutations for the 2023 general elections. But Nabena said, “We are not desperate. Goodluck Jonathan has be...
NUC Directs UI Governing Council To Appoint Acting VC
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NUC Directs UI Governing Council To Appoint Acting VC

THE National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed the Governing Council of THE University of Ibadan to appoint an Acting Vice-Chancellor to take over from the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, on 30th November. The directive became expedient following the stalemate in the appointment of.new vice-chancellor to replace Olayinka, whose term expires on 30th November. Executive Secretary of NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, in a letter dated 27th November 2020 and addressed to the Pro-Chancellor of the University, said the appointment of an acting vice-chancellor was to avoid a vacuum in the administration of the university. The letter obtained on Friday night and signed by Dr Suleiman Ramon-Yusuf, Deputy Executive Secretary (Academics) for the Executive...
Barcelona Players Set For €122 Million Salary Cut
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Barcelona Players Set For €122 Million Salary Cut

Barcelona were close to securing an agreement on Friday for a 122 million euros ($145 million) cut in players’ salaries this season to help offset the financial hole left by the coronavirus pandemic. The deal, announced in a statement by the club, must now be ratified by the players “in the coming days”. The reduction in their wage bill represents a welcome financial lifeline for Barca, hit hard by the loss of gate receipts at the Camp Nou and other effects of Covid-19 prevention measures. Barca’s acting president Carles Tusquets has described the financial situation as “not dramatic, but very worrying”. Tusquets assumed temporary control following Josep Maria Bartomeu’s resignation last month. Restoring Barca’s finances will be one of the items on the top of the new p...
11-Year-Old Emerges Winner Of Union Bank Next Robotics Legend Competition
Education

11-Year-Old Emerges Winner Of Union Bank Next Robotics Legend Competition

Ifeoluwa Olusanya, an 11-year-old whiz kid from Lagos, has emerged the winner of the Next Robotics Legend Competition which closed out last weekend. Ifeoluwa designed a robot called Tropical Robotic Farming Solution (TRFS) to solve key problems he identified within the agricultural sector. These problems include the inability to detect soil diseases promptly and the lack of ‘intelligent’ agricultural equipment to control the rate of plant nutrients and fertilisers needed for crops to grow maximally. Reacting to being declared the winner, and speaking on his experience during the programme, Ifeoluwa said “It was a surreal feeling when I was announced as the winner of the program. The 6-week programme was very interesting and educative and I learnt a lot. I am excited because I wil...
Nobody Can Rename Any Part Of Rivers State – Wike
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Nobody Can Rename Any Part Of Rivers State – Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has vowed that nobody can rename any part of the state. The Governor said this while making veiled reference to the activities of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in the state. Wike spoke on Friday at the Government House in Port Harcourt when he played host to a delegation of Tiv people living in Rivers State under the aegis of Mdzough U. Tiv led by Mr. Caleb Yashi. The Governor called on Tiv people to continue to live peacefully with people of their host communities. Wike noted that the Tivs have not caused any trouble in Rivers State even though they are warriors, and very strong. “Rivers State is a place that is very accommodating. We accept everybody to stay with us peacefully. It is only those who want to rename Rivers St...
Taiwan Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts And Punches Over US Pork Imports
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Taiwan Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts And Punches Over US Pork Imports

Taiwan's opposition legislators have thrown pig guts and exchanged blows in parliament amid a heated row over the easing of US pork imports. They say a recent government decision to allow the import of US pork containing ractopamine - an additive banned for pig use in Taiwan and the European Union - is a health threat. The ruling party denies the charge and called for a return to rational debate. It is not uncommon for brawls to erupt in Taiwan's parliament. Lawmakers from Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party hurled buckets of pig intestines towards Premier Su Tseng-chang on Friday to stop him from taking questions in parliament. Some also exchanged blows in a "short but vicious" encounter between KMT legislators and Chen Po-wei from the small Taiwan Statebuilding P...
Paradigm Initiative Writes NCC, Demands Fol Request On Blocked EndSARS Websites
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Paradigm Initiative Writes NCC, Demands Fol Request On Blocked EndSARS Websites

On Thursday, website of popular women’s right group, Feminist Coalition, and two others allegedly suffered a cyber attack and became inaccessible to Nigerians. Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates digital rights in Africa, has written a Freedom of Information request to the Nigerian Communications Commission demanding information on the alleged secret blocking of the domain names of #EndSARS related websites by the Nigerian Government. When accessed with a Nigerian mobile network, the websites cannot be reached but when a user uses a VPN, the sites become accessible. PIN in a statement on Friday described the action as violation of constitutionally and globally guaranteed rights of freedom of expression and acce...
Fast Till God Answers Prayers, If You Refuse To Join APC – Uzodinma
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Fast Till God Answers Prayers, If You Refuse To Join APC – Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State on Friday said anyone who refused to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might continue to fast until God answered the prayers. Governor Uzodinma said this while fielding questions from State House reporters after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari again at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, over the erosion crisis in his State. The governor, while reacting to a question on the movement from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC in South East geo-political zone, expressed optimism that more people from the region would still join the ruling party with the entry of Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State who had transformed his status as an “orphan”. He said that it would be more cost effective for the people of South East to ...
Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Trump Campaign Lawsuit Over Pennsylvania Voting
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Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Trump Campaign Lawsuit Over Pennsylvania Voting

Federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit by the Trump campaign over Pennsylvania's voting procedures on Friday, paving the way for the issue to escalate all the way up to the Supreme Court. Despite Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani arguing to a lower court that widespread voter fraud occurred in a state where President-elect Joe Biden won by over 80,000 votes, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said “the campaign’s claims have no merit.” The Trump campaign has the option of asking the U.S. Supreme Court for emergency injunctive relief, which would go to Justice Samuel Alito, who would then likely ask his eight colleagues to weigh in. "The activist judicial machinery in Pennsylvania continues to cover up the allegations of massive fraud. We are very thankful to have had the oppo...
ASUU Agrees To Call Off Strike, To Receive N70bn
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ASUU Agrees To Call Off Strike, To Receive N70bn

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has agreed to call of its eight-month strike which has grounded academic activities in the public universities. The union leadership reached the consensus during a meeting with the government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, in Abuja, on Friday. The government also pledged to pay N40 billion as the Earned Allowance and N30bn for the revitalisation of the university system bringing the total payment to N70 billion. The FG further agreed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers before December 31. This is happening one week after the Federal Government accepted the demand by the ASUU that they be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System pending the approval of t...
Lekki Shooting: Nigeria Will Never Spare CNN, Others For Spreading Fake News – FG
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Lekki Shooting: Nigeria Will Never Spare CNN, Others For Spreading Fake News – FG

The Federal government has vowed to punish the Cable Network News, CNN for carrying out unverified information from the controversial Lekki Toll Gate incident. It also vowed not to spare any media organization both local and international that attempted to set Nigeria on fire through unverifiable reportage. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed made the vow on Friday at a stakeholder’ meeting with the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON) held in Abuja. The Minister, was reacting to the controversial report by the American Cable News Network, CNN which it said had acknowledged their letter of complaint and promised to probe same on its merit. He accused CNN of spreading fake news by switching casualty figures at Lekki Toll Gate so casually without...
Woli Arole Celebrates Igboho, Sanyeri, Others With Tribal Marks
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Woli Arole Celebrates Igboho, Sanyeri, Others With Tribal Marks

Comedian Woli Arole has celebrated Sunday Igboho, actor Sanyeri, and others who have tribal marks. The 30-year-old in an Instagram post said he was in the mood to celebrate tribal marks and his followers who have should send their pictures to him. He celebrated Sunday by sharing a picture of him smiling. “I celebrate you and your tribal mark. The person wey do this one sabi “shorthand” well. Ila Ogo!!!!” he wrote on Tuesday. Woli Arole in another post he shared a picture of Sanyeri. He captioned his post saying, “@sanyeri12 I celebrate you and your Tribal mark.” Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, actor Shittu Ifejide, model Adetutu among others were also celebrated.