Sunday, November 29

Month: November 2018

We Need To Tackle The Problems Of The Poor For Our Economy To Grow- VP Osinbajo
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We Need To Tackle The Problems Of The Poor For Our Economy To Grow- VP Osinbajo

The Buhari administration’s focus on uplifting the poor in society through its Social Investment Programmes is to ensure that more Nigerians are empowered to improve their lives and also contribute more to the nation’s economy, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Speaking during the 90th birthday of Chief Olu Akinkugbe and the 5th anniversary of the Olu Akinkugbe Business Law in Africa Fellowship conference, at Lagos Business School on Thursday, Prof. Osinbajo stated that the problems of the poor in society must be addressed to help economic growth. The Vice President also highlighted the success of the Federal Government’s social investment policies as pointers to why economic models should also focus on uplifting the poor in society. He said, “A lot of our ideas in o...
How Covenant University Students Sit For Exams (Photos)
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How Covenant University Students Sit For Exams (Photos)

Covenant University is the topmost ranked Nigerian Higher Institution of Learning by Times Higher Education in 2018. Academic Integrity in one of the Creed at Covenant University. Here are some pictures of a typical sitting arrangement during an examination in CU; @CULectureTheater CU has zero tolerance for examination malpractice under any guise. Such offence is met with expulsion (for the erring student) and sack (for any faculty/staff). Indeed CU is blazing the trail for others to follow.
Mercy Aigbe Wows In Pleated Skirt
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Mercy Aigbe Wows In Pleated Skirt

Mercy Aigbe looking usually beautiful in pleated skirt paired with a shirt, giving out a corporate look. She coupled the outfit with a pair of black stilletos and a black designer bag, all giving a dazzling look.
World’s First Gene-edited Babies Created In China, To Resist HIV Infection
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World’s First Gene-edited Babies Created In China, To Resist HIV Infection

A scientist in China claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies, in a potentially ground-breaking and controversial medical first. If true, it would be a profound leap of science and ethics. This kind of gene editing is banned in most countries as the technology is still experimental and DNA changes can pass to future generations, potentially with unforeseen side-effects. Many mainstream scientists think it is too unsafe to try, and some denounced the Chinese report as human experimentation The researcher, He Jiankui of Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, said he altered embryos for seven couples during fertility treatments, with one pregnancy resulting so far. He said his goal was not to cure or prevent an inherited disease, but to...
As A Man United Fan, I Am Envious Of Chelsea – Tinubu
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As A Man United Fan, I Am Envious Of Chelsea – Tinubu

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Monday revealed his knowledge of football when Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi paid him a visit at his Bourdillon, Ikoyi home in Lagos. Mikel, who plays in the Chinese Super League, had visited Tinubu to seek his support for Africa’s Next Football Superstar, a talent hunt programme initiated by the Mikel Obi Foundation. But the ex-Chelsea midfielder, who won two EPL titles, three FA Cups, one Football League Cup as well as the UEFA Champions League and Europa League in 11 years at Stamford Bridge, was perhaps astonished when Tinubu displayed his huge knowledge of the game. “I’m very proud and honoured to receive you (Mikel). I’m a great fan of football even though not much of a fan of your former club (Chelse...
12-Year-Old Girl Beheaded in Oghara, Delta State
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12-Year-Old Girl Beheaded in Oghara, Delta State

Suspected ritualists beheaded a 12-year-old girl identified as Eguono in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State on Thursday morning Nov 29th. The incident took place in a compound close to Okwemeva junction along the Scott Road area in Ogharefe, Oghara. The killing came one month after a 60-year old woman was butchered on October 30, in another part of Oghara. Oghara is the home country of former Delta state governor, Chief James Ibori and host community to both Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH) and the Delta State Polytechnics, Otefe.
EFCC  Nabs Lebanese With Over $2million Cash at Abuja Airport
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EFCC Nabs Lebanese With Over $2million Cash at Abuja Airport

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested one Abbas Lakis, a Lebanese for money laundering offence. Lakis was picked up at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, following intelligence report that he had on him, undeclared huge sums of monies aboard the Egypt Airline bringing him from the Kano Airport en route Lebanon. At the point of arrest, a thorough search on his luggage uncovered $2,104,936 (Two Million, One Hundred and Four Thousand, Nine Hundred and Thirty six Dollars), £163, 740 (One Hundred and Sixty Three Thousand, Seven Hundred and Forty Pounds), €144,680 (One Hundred and Forty Four Thousand, Six Hundred and Eighty Euros). Other currencies found with Lakis include Riyal 391,838 (Three Hundred and Ninety One Thousand...
Katie Price ‘to sell her three wedding rings to raise Enough Cash For Her Divorce From Kieran Hayler’ amid Bankruptcy Woes
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Katie Price ‘to sell her three wedding rings to raise Enough Cash For Her Divorce From Kieran Hayler’ amid Bankruptcy Woes

TV Personality and former glamour model, Katie Price, 40, is reportedly planning to flog her three wedding rings in order to raise cash for a quick divorce from her third estranged husband Kieran Hayler. The mother of five who is allegedly desperate to end her marriage with Kieran, who has refused to pay for legal proceedings, will now sell her rings from her three ex-husbands Kieran, Alex Reid and Peter Andre to raise enough cash for herself, sources claimed. A source alleged to The Sun: 'Katie has decided to sell all her wedding rings to raise the cash to pay for a speedy divorce.' 'She always wanted to keep them and would have given the one from her wedding to Pete to Princess, Kieran's to Bunny, and share the sale of Alex's ring between all the boys.     ...
See The Extent to Which a Teacher Brutalized a 2-year-old Girl Because She Pooped on Her Body
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See The Extent to Which a Teacher Brutalized a 2-year-old Girl Because She Pooped on Her Body

An angry mother has shared a photo of the injuries inflicted on her 2-year-old daughter by her teacher. The mother revealed that the teacher flogged the girl so much because she pooped on her body. In the photo shared on Instagram, the child's fragile back is seen decorated with angry red marks as a result of the brutal beating she suffered. The mother asked other IG users for advise on how best to handle the child abuse incident. See below.
Gospel Singer, Nikki Laoye and Husband, Alex Oturu Split, File For Divorce
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Gospel Singer, Nikki Laoye and Husband, Alex Oturu Split, File For Divorce

Gospel singer, Nikki Laoye and husband, Alex Oturu have separated after 6 years of marriage. The couple haven't been seen together in public for a while and both have also been spotted without their wedding bands especially in recent pictures. A family source told LIB that they are no longer living together as they have been separated for about a year due to possible irreconcilable differences. The source added that they might have even begun divorce proceedings but have split on amicable terms and remain friends. Nikki Laoye, who is also well known for her humanitarian work with the physically challenged and Libyan returnees, got married to Alex in a grand ceremony held in Lagos on the 11th of December, 2011. The couple don't have any children together. No official statemen...
Shocking Moment a Man was Bitten On The Head By a Shark But he Survives
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Shocking Moment a Man was Bitten On The Head By a Shark But he Survives

The shocking moment a man was bitten on the head by a shark was captured on video and has now been shared online. Will Krause, 29, was spearfishing in the Bahamas on August 20, when a shark swam up and bit his head. The incident was captured by fellow "spear-fisherman" Zach Shipps on his GoPro. Will Krause, of Greenville, recently took to Facebook to share the video after he was fortunate to come out alive. He wrote: 3 months ago (Aug 20, 2018), I survived a shark attack to the head while spearfishing in the Abacos. I was 25 feet below the surface when the 6-7 ft Reef Shark struck the back of my head & neck. I miraculously escaped with several stitches, some gnarly scars, & a viral GoPro video. The video shows the shark swim up to Krause and bite him on the back of th...
‘It Feels Like There Is No Hope’: Nigeria’s Worsening Job Crisis – AlJazeera
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‘It Feels Like There Is No Hope’: Nigeria’s Worsening Job Crisis – AlJazeera

There has been one single promise that has dominated the election manifestos of Nigeria's presidential candidates as they seek to lure the support of the country's voters ahead of polls in February: jobs, jobs and more jobs. This has also been the one issue that has consumed Immaculate Uba, who lost her bank job two years ago. "It has been a horrible experience I never expected in my life - knowing fully well that you are willing and able to work but can't secure a job," she told Al Jazeera in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. "I am still searching for a paid job," she says. In the meantime, she adds, she's trying to make a living by doing bead- and shoe-making work. Shrinking opportunities Four out of every 10 people in the country's workforce are either unemployed or underemploy...
Jay Z Takes a shot at Kanye West on Meek Mill’s New Album
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Jay Z Takes a shot at Kanye West on Meek Mill’s New Album

Jay-Z used his feature on Meek Mill's new studio album Championships to call out Kanye West.   The hip hop mogul took aim at West on "What's Free", a collaboration with Rick Ross and Mill, which is a take on Notorious BIG's "What's Beef". In the track, Jay-Z mocks West over his support of Trump, rapping: "No red hat, don't Michael and Prince me and Ye / They separate you when you got Michael and Prince's DNA / I ain't one of these house n***as you bought / My house like a resort, my house bigger than yours." Then he appears to almost-compare West's wife Kim Kardashian with his own wife, Beyonce: "My spo– c'mon man, my route better, of course." Jay-Z and West's relationship has been tumultuous of late. During an interview in April with David Letterman, he spoke about his re...
Intelligent Rev. Father Gabriel Emeasoba Emerges Best Male Student At Nigerian Law School (Photos)
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Intelligent Rev. Father Gabriel Emeasoba Emerges Best Male Student At Nigerian Law School (Photos)

Congratulations are in order for a Reverend Father who emerged as the best male student from the Nigerian law school. The cleric identified as Rev. Fr. Gabriel Emeasoba of the Lagos Archdiocese, today 29th, November 2018 became an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and was specially recognised. According to reports, the Reverend Father bagged First Class Honour for the fourth time in his academic pursuit. He graduated with a first class in Philosophy (B. Phil), Theology (B.Th), Law (LL.B) and Law (BL) in the Nigerian Law School. The cleric earlier revealed that he attended the Nigerian Law School as a Catholic priest after his degree programme at the University of Lagos. He lived most times in the hostel at the Lagos Campus of the Law School and spent all h...
Woman laments as Snake Given to Her By Native Doctor To Make Her Rich Starts Having Sex With Her
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Woman laments as Snake Given to Her By Native Doctor To Make Her Rich Starts Having Sex With Her

A woman who was given a snake by a native doctor to help her get rich is now lamenting after the snake began having sex with her rather than make her rich. Zodwa Ngubane, a 42, from Angelo in South Africa, said a Sangoma (a South African traditional healer) gave her a baby snake in a jar six years ago to make her rich. Zodwa took the snake home after being told by the Sangoma that it will only work if she doesn't have sex with anyone else. She thought this command was strange but she really wanted to be rich so she didn't mind. But that night she started feeling as if someone was performing oral sex on her and she loved it. She later discovered it was the snake. This has continued since then but Zodwa has remained poor. Zodwa says though she enjoys what the snake does to her, she ...
Woman narrates Her Horrific Date with an Igbo Man in the UK
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Woman narrates Her Horrific Date with an Igbo Man in the UK

A woman went on a date with an Igbo man who had been wooing her for a long while but the date turned out to be the worst disaster date of her life. Kandy narrated what transpired during the date on Twitter and her narration left everyone shocked to the extent that some Igbo men replied to apologize on behalf of the man and say they are disappointed in him Read Kandy's narration of the date below.    
Italian Man Sentenced to 1 year, 8 Months For attacking a Nigerian Migrant
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Italian Man Sentenced to 1 year, 8 Months For attacking a Nigerian Migrant

A Sicilian man was on Thursday, November 29, sentenced to one year and eight months in jail for attacking a Nigerian migrant in Palermo, Bagheria, Italy. The accused identified as Giuseppe D'Amore hit the Nigerian national,  Fredrick Omonzokpia over the head with a jack in August 2018, in what was described as unprovoked racist attack.
Wayaz Brown – Ohema (Prod. ELI)
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Wayaz Brown – Ohema (Prod. ELI)

After the long time break The multi talented  Nigerian rapper and singer  Ononogbo Nnadozie K. also known as Wayaz Brown singed under an International  record label "Dada Music Entertainment" based in South Africa, today comes through with a new single titled “Ohema”. This time the sensational  act comes out with a melodious sound to celebrate his birthday and also appreciate his female fans. The new tune "Ohema” by Wayaz Brown come sequel to the massive success of "No Sleep In Lagos" (N.S.L) which was released earlier this month. Trust me you all gonna love this sound. Download Wayaz Brown – Ohema (Prod. ELI)
President Buhari Condoles with Rivers State Over The Loss Of Lives After a 7-storey Building Collapsed
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President Buhari Condoles with Rivers State Over The Loss Of Lives After a 7-storey Building Collapsed

President Buhari has sent a condolence message to the people and government of Rivers State, including the families of the deceased, over the loss of lives after a 7-storey building collapsed. The President in his statement says he shares in the grief with families who lost loved ones, and prays for the recuperation of those that sustained injuries. President Buhari commends the State Government for the urgent steps taken to unravel the cause of the accident, provide healthcare for victims and ensure safety in the future. The President prays that the almighty God will comfort all those who lost loved ones, and grant grace of quick recovery to the injured.
DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather Charged By US SEC for Illegally Promoting Bitcoin
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DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather Charged By US SEC for Illegally Promoting Bitcoin

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr and music producer DJ Khaled will pay thousands of dollars to settle charges that they violated US financial laws. The US Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement on Thursday as the US financial regulator said the men failed to disclose payments they received to promote certain  investments. The men neither admitted nor denied the claims, but agreed to pay combined penalties totalling more than $750,000. The two cases are the first the SEC has brought over touting violations involving initial coin offerings or ICOs, a relatively new investment vehicle associated with crypto-currencies. An ICO allows people to invest in a company by buying "tokens" or "coins" that it issues. Despite the new language, the SEC has warned investors that it ...
INEC Promotes 2,209 Members of Staff Ahead Of The 2019 Elections
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INEC Promotes 2,209 Members of Staff Ahead Of The 2019 Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promoted 2,209 members of its staff in its 2018 promotion exercise.   Malam Mohammed Haruna, INEC National Commissioner and Member, Information and Voter Education Committee disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja.  According to Haruna 847 junior and 1,362 senior staff were promoted after the commission considered the report of its Appointment, Promotion and  Disciplinary  (AFDC). “In furtherance to the Commission’s commitment to the welfare of its staff, 2,209 were promoted. Out of a total of 927 junior staff who sat for the 2018 promotion examinations, 847 passed and were promoted accordingly. Of the 1,847 senior staff who took the exams, 1,517 passed. However, 1,362 were promoted in accordance with the existing vacancie...
Kemen And Ifu Ennada Spark Dating Rumour
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Kemen And Ifu Ennada Spark Dating Rumour

Kemen and Ifu Ennada have sparked a dating rumour, following photos they both shared on their Instagram pages. Ifu Ennada who shared a photo of herself in a night suit and Kemen’s sneakers in the background, wrote on Instagram; How are you up so early after last night? You’re a hot engine. Let your happiness be your priority Kemen who also shared a photo with same background, tagged it ‘rare nights’. Here is the photo below; Kemen and Ifu Ennada are being linked together, just after Ifu disclosed that she almost dated a guy with low esteem few months ago. “I am not dating anyone but I want a boyfriend. Honestly, the truth is that I want to date not because of the money but because I can take care of myself. I want to date because I need a companion. Sometimes I come back f...
Nasarawa Gov Approves Sack of Poly Rector
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Nasarawa Gov Approves Sack of Poly Rector

The Nasarawa State Governor Umaru Al-Makura has approved the dismissal of Dr Silas Gyar, the Rector of Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia. According to a statement signed by Mohammed Bako, Chairman, Governing Council of the Polytechnic on Friday in Lafia, the governor’s decision is in line with the government white paper report on the investigative committee into the activities of the institution. The statement added that the dismissal took effect from November 28, 2018. It added that the governing council had also approved the dismissal of Labani Joseph-Dio and Ahdullahi Akyo, Registrar and Bursar respectively. Governor Al-Makura therefore directed all the dismissed staff to refund the over N2 billion mismanaged by them while in office immediately. The dismissed staff were...
Reps Summon Rotimi Amaechi Over Corruption Allegations
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Reps Summon Rotimi Amaechi Over Corruption Allegations

The House of Representatives Committee on Land Transport has summoned the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi. Chairman of the committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, told Channels Television on Thursday in Abuja, that the minister was summoned to appear before the committee over allegations of corruption and breach of process. According to Jubril, the committee has received a lot of allegations from credible sources against the minister and wants to investigate the issues raised. He added that the lawmakers after a meeting of the committee believed that Nigerians should know about the things being done behind the scenes. Recall that Amaechi was last week booed and shouted down by an angry audience for attempting to reel out the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government...
The Moment Nollywood Actress, Kate Henshaw Kissed Man In Public
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The Moment Nollywood Actress, Kate Henshaw Kissed Man In Public

It appears Kate Henshaw is a long time admirer of sensational Instagram comedian, Lasisi Elenu as she got romantic with the young man at a social gathering.   Lasisi Elenu looking shocked as Kate Henshaw kissed him Nollywood veteran, Kate Henshaw planted a hot kiss on the face of popular Instagram ranter, Lasisi Elenu as they met recently at the premiere of the 'Heaven On My Mind' movie produced by Ini Edo and Uche Jombo. Lasisi shared the picture on his Instagram page and joked that he is now 'pregnant;. The picture has gone viral with many suggesting that the 47 year old actress might be having a thing for Lasisi who is in his early thirties. Kate who hails from Calabar is a single mother and Lasisi is a bachelor.
Destiny Etiko Caught Red-handed Photoshopping Her Bum
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Destiny Etiko Caught Red-handed Photoshopping Her Bum

Destiny Etiko was left embarrassed on social media after indications emerged that she doctored he picture to boost its s*x appeal.   Destiny Etiko in the photoshopped picture Destiny Etiko who hails from the South-eastern part of Nigeria is blessed with humongous bum and hips but it appears she wants more. She was recently caught enlarging the image of her hips with a picture-editing software which left a loophole in the picture. As seen here, the air-conditioner at the background looks bent to give way to the inflammation of her hips. This mild scandal has rocked her industry colleagues like Mercy Aigbe, Toke Makinwa, Oge Okoye, Kcee Limpopo and others trying hard to impress their social media followers with lovely pictures.
We Pluck Human Eyeball And Sell For N250K – Man Confesses
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We Pluck Human Eyeball And Sell For N250K – Man Confesses

A 35-year-old man, Shuaibu Ibrahim, who was arrested for being in possession of a human eyeball, has said he sells the human part for N250K. Ibrahim, who hails from Safiu village in Toto Local Government of Nasarawa State, was arrested by the police in Niger state. Dailytrust reports that Shuaibu Ibrahim was apprehended yesterday. The police said the eyeball was removed from a victim of communal clash between the Igbira and Bassa people in Nasarawa State. The suspect had been trafficking in human parts for about five years before he ran out of luck yesterday. He was said to have been given the part by an accomplice identified as Ojo (now at large) to sell in Niger State at the cost of N250,000. Responding to questions, the suspect said that he was the intermediary be-tween Ojo ...
2019: 20 States Likely to Experience Electoral Violence, CSOs Warn
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2019: 20 States Likely to Experience Electoral Violence, CSOs Warn

Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Civil Society Joint Action Committee, a coalition of civil society organisations, has warned against likely election and post elections violence in 20 states. The Senior Team Manager for the Africa Programme of the Open Society Justice Initiative, Chidi Odinkalu, while briefing journalists in Abuja, said the rise in violent killings across Nigeria in 2018 is a cause to worry as the country is yet to record a single week in which multiple violent killings are not reported. He said: “According to Nigeria Watch, between June 2006 and May 2014, there were about 915 cases of election violence resulting in about 3,934 deaths; the North-central recorded about 1463 deaths; 911 deaths were recorded in Northwest; 644 deaths in the South-south, while 31...
I Lost My Right Arm, But Not My Mind – Lady As She Becomes A Barrister
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I Lost My Right Arm, But Not My Mind – Lady As She Becomes A Barrister

A beautiful Nigerian lady, Barr. Susan Ofume who was just called to bar has written a very emotional piece on how she lost an arm at a tender age. She took to her Instagram page to reveal that losing her arm made her strong. She wrote; I am Susan Ofume, I lost my right arm at a very tender age but I didn’t loose my mind and focus. I have always dare myself to be different that was why I had to go into the legal profession. Thank God today it birthed these great, selfless, unique, beautiful Lawyer Susan ofume esq I had a dream but today it’s made a reality. Never give up on yourself for any reason, never. While growing up I told myself that the only way I can be different is to go extraordinary, I made the hard choice at every point in my life. Today, it gave birth to this strong, beaut...
Mims Rosé And The Nigerian Ambassador To Germany Attends Afro-Bloggers Convention 2018
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Mims Rosé And The Nigerian Ambassador To Germany Attends Afro-Bloggers Convention 2018

Among the Notable Figures at the recently concluded Afro-Bloggers Convention held in Berlin on 2nd November at SRH University of Applied Science were the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany H.E. Mr. Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, the keynote speaker and  Mims Rosé Award Winning Executive Producer & Brand Influencer the first Nigerian Graduate from SRH University's Business Administration & Renewable Energy Degree Program. The Ambassador's speech was aimed at emphasising the mantle of leadership in information dissemination lying in the hands of Bloggers of African descent In his words "Africa is at the centre of the discourse as the next big thing in Investment so we have the responsibility to promote it by packaging it". Mims Rosé whose contribution on the aspect of Personal Branding str...
Most Awarded Artist In Nigeria: List Of Most Awarded Nigerian Musicians
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Most Awarded Artist In Nigeria: List Of Most Awarded Nigerian Musicians

Nigeria has the hugest entertainment industry in Africa, and also the biggest music industry. A lot of great musicians have come out Nigeria and did great things some of them are gone, some are retired while some are currently doing it now. Out of all these people today we list out 5 of them that are the most awarded in Nigeria. So scroll down below and enjoy the interesting little piece of article. These are most Awarded musicians in Nigeria as of 2018: 6. Olamide – 37 awards Olamide but popularly called Olamide Baddo, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist. He has won over 30 awards out of over 50 awards he has been nominated for till date. In 2011, he was nominated for Next Rated at the Headies Award. In 2012, at the Headies Awards, he was also nominated for Hip World Re...
NNPC Accuses N’Assembly of Persecution
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NNPC Accuses N’Assembly of Persecution

Maikanti Baru The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has accused the National Assembly of persecution, alleging that despite being directed by the lawmakers to clear the 2017 protracted petrol queue within two weeks, the same parliament suddenly turned round to hound it for obeying the said instruction. Claiming it was the most misunderstood agency of the federal government, the corporation stated that at the heat of the protracted petrol scarcity, it got a directive from the parliament to end the petrol queues across the country, adding that the lawmakers thereafter picked holes in its actions. Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the public bid opening for NNPC’s insurance contractors in Abuja, the Group Managing Director of the corporation, Dr. Maikanti Ba...
Kizz Daniel Release ‘No Bad Songz’ Album
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Kizz Daniel Release ‘No Bad Songz’ Album

After the much antication the Flyboi Inc CEO, Kizz Daniel has finally releases his highly anticipated new album titled No Bad Songz. The new album houses 20 complete track which feature some top Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana and South Africa artiste like DJ Xclusive, Major Lazer, Philkeyz, Demmie Vee, Simi, Sarkodie, Diamond Platnumz and Nasty C.
Of 1,500 Nigerians in Italian Prisons and Greener Pasture Seekers
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Of 1,500 Nigerians in Italian Prisons and Greener Pasture Seekers

The other time, we got wind of the UK government’s plan to build a special wing in the Kikiriki Prison in Lagos, so that Nigerians who are serving jail terms in different UK prisons could be transferred to Nigeria to complete their terms. Similarly, the German government recently revealed that it was challenged on how to handle over 30, 000 Nigerians who are to be repatriated to Nigeria over illegal immigration and other related offences. There are certainly more Nigerians, who are still languishing in immigration centres and prisons in different countries around the world for various infractions, whose circumstances would never get to the public. So it didn’t come as a surprise when the Italian government, through its Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefanou Pontesilli, recently announc...
Edo Govt set to Commence Refurbishment of Public Schools
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Edo Govt set to Commence Refurbishment of Public Schools

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed his administration’s resolve to commence refurbishment of public schools in the state, urging for support and cooperation of the school-based management committees. He disclosed this during training for school-based management committee of Emotan Primary School in Benin City, Edo State, yesterday. Obaseki said that government will work in agreement with the committee, communities and other relevant stakeholders on the refurbishment of schools, noting that, “President Muhammadu Buhari through the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has provided enough fund to embark on this purpose. Massive revamp will commence in the state soon.” The governor said the School-Based Management Committees will include members of the ...
Real Madrid’s Bernabeu To Host All-argentine Copa Libertadores Final
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Real Madrid’s Bernabeu To Host All-argentine Copa Libertadores Final

South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL on Thursday confirmed that the twice-postponed Copa Libertadores final second leg between Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played on December 9 at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Originally scheduled for last weekend at River’s Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, it was postponed after some Boca players were injured when their team bus came under attack from their arch rivals’ fans throwing projectiles. Boca appealed to CONMEBOL’s independent disciplinary committee to be awarded the trophy and have River expelled from the competition, but that was also rejected on Thursday. Instead, CONMEBOL hit River with a two-game stadium closure “that will be applied from 2019” in official continental competiti...
2019 Polls: Parties To Meet Dec 11 To Sign Peace Accord
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2019 Polls: Parties To Meet Dec 11 To Sign Peace Accord

As part of measures to ensure the success of the 2019 general elections, all registered political parties will on December 11 in Abuja formally signed a peace accord for the conduct of the elections. The National Peace Committee headed by a former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) said this in Abuja on Thursday at the end of a marathon meeting with the parties and other stakeholders. While presenting the resolutions of the meeting, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Hassan Kukah, said the parties have resolved to adopt the same principles that guided the success of 2015 elections as a template for ensuring that all stakeholders commit themselves to peaceful conduct of the 2019 elections. He said the committee and political parties discussed extensively on the ...
Sign Electoral Act Amendment Now, Atiku Urges Buhari
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Sign Electoral Act Amendment Now, Atiku Urges Buhari

Presidential candidate of PDP in the 2019 elections and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law, the Electoral Act amendment, if he is really interested in the conduct of free, fair and credible elections. Speaking at the inauguration of the Presidential Campaign Council yesterday in Abuja, Atiku said that signing the Electoral Act was necessary because elections were governed by laws and that good laws were required to ensure credible elections. “Such laws constrain the behaviour of all who are involved in the electoral process, including the candidates and their supporters, security agents and the electoral umpire,” Atiku said. He predicted that the 2019 Presidential election would be tough based on what he called the des...
Madonna University Hostels Are ‘Death Traps’ – Students Cry Out (Photos)
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Madonna University Hostels Are ‘Death Traps’ – Students Cry Out (Photos)

Life in Madonna University Nigeria is a life in the jungle. The internally displaced people in the Northeast may be living a higher standard of life than the students of Madonna University. The environment of Madonna University particularly the hostels are far worse than a bokoharam camp. The attention of the management has been drawn to the poor living conditions of the students, but Fr. Edeh and his clueless cabal have no interest in improving the living situation of the students. He collects huge amounts of money as school fees running into millions just to gather firm for himself. He derives joy in building big churches and gathering Bishops and white people who go to Elele to sing praises to the name of Fr. Edeh. After singing his praises, he pays them in millions. Those Bis...
I Am A Warrior, I Have Fought Many Battles – Emmanuel Emenike
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I Am A Warrior, I Have Fought Many Battles – Emmanuel Emenike

Emmanuel Emenike has described himself as “a warrior” who has conquered many battles, as he looks set to return to action after six months away. Emenike has dared those who doubt he could make a successful comeback after six months out of action and an acrimonious split with Greek champions Olympiacos. “I have been fighting since I was a child, and my family gave me that courage every time,” stated the 2013 AFCON Goal King in an interview. “Playing football has not been easy for me, but I always fight hard in training and prove myself at any given chance to prove I am ready to deliver, and that’s why people see that aggression in me. “I don’t give up, I love challenging myself and to respect others.” “I play football with passion, I don’t see it as a means of surviving at any po...
Europa League: Arsenal Seal Top Spot With Dominant Win
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Europa League: Arsenal Seal Top Spot With Dominant Win

A young Arsenal side cruised to victory against Vorskla Poltava in Kiev and secure top spot in the Europa League Group E. The match had initially been in doubt because of security concerns in Poltava, but Uefa intervened and moved the tie to the Ukraine capital. Teenage forward Emile Smith Rowe scored his second goal in as many European starts, before Aaron Ramsey converted his first penalty for the club. Nineteen-year-old Joe Willock claimed his first senior goal for the club four minutes from half-time in below freezing conditions. With qualification already certain before kick-off, Unai Emery’s men knew three points would clinch top spot because of a better head-to-head record with second-placed Sporting Lisbon. Arsenal will now avoid the four best teams dropping down fro...
AWCON 2018: NFF Promise Super Falcons Huge Bonus To Beat South Africa
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AWCON 2018: NFF Promise Super Falcons Huge Bonus To Beat South Africa

The Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick on Thursday promised to reward the Super Falcons with $10,000 if they retain the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title in Ghana by defeating South Africa on Saturday. The Falcons battle Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the final of the competition at the Accra Sports Stadium in Ghana on Saturday. The two teams have qualified for the France 2019 World Cup but while the Falcons are seeking to win their ninth African crown, the South Africans want to claim their first title. Pinnick, who visited the team at their hotel in Accra on Thursday, appealed to the team to win the title as a birthday gift for him. The CAF 1st vice president’s birthday is on Saturday. The Falcons had earned $3,000 for a win in the group phase but were ea...
Super Eagles Striker Isaac Success Signs New Long-term Contract With Watford
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Super Eagles Striker Isaac Success Signs New Long-term Contract With Watford

Super Eagles striker, Isaac Success, has been rewarded with a new long-term contract by his Premier League club, Watford. The 22-year-old committed himself to the Hornets for five more years in a deal which runs until 2023. Watford chairman and chief executive Scott Duxbury confirmed the new deal on the club's website: 'This is a just reward for Isaac's continued hard work and application this season. We look forward to seeing him develop further over the coming years.' Success joined Watford from Granada during July 2016 for what was then a club-record fee of around £12.75million. The 22-year-old has scored just three goals in six starts so far this season.