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Boss questions why interns think carrying their boss’ bag is a sign of respect as he narrates personal experience
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Boss questions why interns think carrying their boss’ bag is a sign of respect as he narrates personal experience

An entrepreneur has questioned why interns feel carrying their boss' bag is a sign of respect.   He tweeted: "Intern at the office always approaches me when I walk in the gate and tries to help me carry my bag to my desk. Of course I refuse, every time. I will never understand this behavior.   "Why do you assume I cant carry my bag that I was bringing from home by myself and you need to help me carry it the remaining less than 20m to my desk?   "What suggests that this is a sign of respect? How does it make any sense? He does this every time he sees me even though I refused the day before, and when I asked him, he seemed to think it is a sign of respect.   "Doesn't make a single iota of sense. How old am I that you think you need to be helping me...
Bandits allegedly kill 37 persons in Zamfara
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Bandits allegedly kill 37 persons in Zamfara

Armed bandits have reportedly killed 37 persons in a village in Zamfara state.   According to a tweet by Kano based lawyer, Bulma Bukarti, the BBC reported that the survivors of the attack said the bandits operated for 8 hours, slaughtering their victims.   His tweet reads ''BBC Hausa reports that on Monday bandits killed 37 people in a Zamfara village. Survivors said they operated from 5am-1pm slaughtering their victims. They then looted shops & torched the village. On Tuesday, they went back & looted four neighbouring villages and burnt them down.''
Watch Kamala Harris make her first speech as US Vice President (Video)
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Watch Kamala Harris make her first speech as US Vice President (Video)

After being sworn in as the US's first female, Black, and South Asian-American vice president, Kamala Harris made an appearance during 'Celebrating America,'  a broadcast special to mark the start of a new administration with Joe Biden as the 46th president.   Speaking from the National Mall, as excited Harris addressed the nation and spoke about the historic nature of this new administration.   "In many ways, this moment embodies our character as a nation," she said. "It demonstrates who we are. Even in dark times, we not only dream, we do. We not only see what has been, we see what can be."   Read her full speech and watch the video below.    Good evening. It is my honor to be here, to stand on the shoulders of those who came before, to speak ton...
Kidnapped former Bauchi lawmaker regains freedom
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Kidnapped former Bauchi lawmaker regains freedom

Former member of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abdulmumuni Hassan Ningi has been released by his abductors.   It will be recalled that the lawmaker, who represented Ningi Constituency in the last Assembly, was kidnapped by gunmen within Bauchi metropolis on Thursday, January 14.   A family member, who confirmed the development to Nigerian Tribune, said Ningi was released on Wednesday evening and got home at about 11 pm from an unknown destination where he was kept by the kidnappers all through the negotiation for his release.   The family member, however, refused to confirm if any ransom was paid or not.   "We are only grateful to Allah that our brother is back home hale and healthy though he is traumatic due to the experience," he said. &nb...
62-year-old man arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Katsina
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62-year-old man arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a 62-year-old man, Lawal Sani for raping a 13-year-old old girl in Unguwar Yari area of the state.   Spokesperson of the command, SP Isah Gambo, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday, January 21, said the suspect was arrested after the victim's mother reported the matter to the police.   "On 14/01/2021 at about 1330hrs one Magajiya Ashababu, ‘F’, of Yammawa Quarters, Katsina, reported at the Central Police Station, Katsina, that on the same date at about 17:15hrs, one Lawal Sani, ‘M’, aged 62yrs of Sokoto Rima Quarters, Katsina, lured her daughter, aged 13yrs of the same address at Unguwar Yari Quarters, Katsina and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her. Investigation is ongoing." said Gambo. &...
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First photos of President Biden resuming at Oval office after his inauguration

US President Joe Biden has been pictured for the first time resuming at the Oval Office following his inauguration on Wednesday, January 20.   “There’s no time to start like today," Biden said in his first comments to reporters as president.   In his first tweet becoming the nation's 46th commander in chief, US President Joe Biden said that there is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises America is facing.   "There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face. That's why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work delivering bold action and immediate relief for American families," Biden tweeted from the @POTUS account.  
“No condition is permanent” – Former hotel security guard claims money he earns in a month can pay monthly salaries of 5 of the staff that used to insult him
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“No condition is permanent” – Former hotel security guard claims money he earns in a month can pay monthly salaries of 5 of the staff that used to insult him

A Nigerian man who used to work as a hotel security guard has narrated how some of the employees used to insult him because of his lowly position.   According to Amaba Fred, most of the employees looked down on him but he didn't let their attitude bother him as he was using the job as a stepping stone.   "I once worked as a security guard in a hotel but we were seen as shit by most of the employees.  Little did they know that I was using the job as a stepping stone. Yes,  I lowered myself below them.," he wrote.   "Some even threw insults to my face like 'why cant you get a better job? How much can you give your wife for food? Will your children be well educated by this job? I hatebeing a security guard..."   "But today, the money I earn in a mon...
Suicide bombing in Iraq kills six and injures over 20 people (Photos)
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Suicide bombing in Iraq kills six and injures over 20 people (Photos)

At least six people have been killed and over 20 others injured in a suicide bombing at a crowded commercial area in Iraq's capital, Baghdad on Thursday, January 21, Iraq officials say. According to Iraqi media, the attacker detonated an explosive belt at a clothing market in Tayaran Square. Minutes later, there were also reports of a second explosion nearby, making it the first time such a type of attack has happened in the city for for over 18months. Baghdad has witnessed almost no such attacks since Iraqi forces and a U.S.-backed coalition drove the Islamic State militant group from territory it controlled in Iraq in 2017. The last deadly suicide blast in the Iraqi capital took place in January 2018, also at Tayaran Square, killing at least 27 people. No group has cla...
Nigerian couple buys their first house 2 years after moving to Canada
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Nigerian couple buys their first house 2 years after moving to Canada

A couple who left Nigeria for Canada almost two years ago have bought their first house.   The Nigerian man, Nonso took to Twitter on Thursday January 21, to announce the good news few days after his wife gave birth to their first child.   "Almost two years ago, my wife and I decided to hit hard reset. We left everything behind to start aftresh in a brand new country with no family or friends around. This week we bought our first house in Canada. #Thankful" " he wrote.  
Piers Morgan sings praise of Jill Biden and says he’s “chuffed” for the Bidens as the new first family
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Piers Morgan sings praise of Jill Biden and says he’s “chuffed” for the Bidens as the new first family

Piers Morgan, who used to be good friends with Donald Trump and even had a chance to interview the former US president aboard Airforce One, is now singing the praise of the Bidens only hours after shaming Trump. The English TV host took to Twitter hours after inauguration to share a photo of himself and new US First Lady Jill Biden. He wrote: "I’ve met few nicer, funnier or more genuine people in the political world than America’s new First Lady ?@FLOTUS? ?@DrBiden?. She’s been an absolute rock behind Joe through many turbulent times. Huge day for her and the whole family. Chuffed for them." This comes just hours after Morgan shamed his former friend Donald Trump just as soon as he vacated the White House ahead of inauguration. He had written: You blew it, Donald. If yo...
LGBT activist, Pamela Adie reacts after a lady was denied Australian visa over a ‘homophobic post’ she made in 2017
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LGBT activist, Pamela Adie reacts after a lady was denied Australian visa over a ‘homophobic post’ she made in 2017

LGBT activist, Pamela Adie has reacted to tweet in which a Twitter user narrated how his friend was denied an Australian visa over a 'homophobic post' she made in 2017. According to Twitter user @drpenking, the post was not homophobic but only outlined the dangers of homosexuality. Reacting to this, Pamela Adie shared a comic video in which she told social media users "to let homophobic people be". See her video below; Those of us who are not homophobic https://t.co/YzxQ4N0vHY pic.twitter.com/61vl4mCQUj — Pamela Adie (@pamelaadie) January 21, 2021
Joe Biden: Details Of The 17 Executive Order
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Joe Biden: Details Of The 17 Executive Order

In 17 executive orders, memorandums and proclamations signed hours after his inauguration, President Biden moved swiftly on Wednesday to dismantle Trump administration policies his aides said have caused the “greatest damage” to the nation. Despite an inaugural address that called for unity and compromise, Mr. Biden’s first actions as president are sharply aimed at sweeping aside former President Donald J. Trump’s pandemic response, reversing his environmental agenda, tearing down his anti-immigration policies, bolstering the teetering economic recovery and restoring federal efforts to promote diversity. Here’s a look at what the measures aim to accomplish. On the Pandemic Mr. Biden has signed an executive order appointing Jeffrey D. Zients as the official Covid-19 response c...
“Is Nigeria A Sharia Country?” – Man Asks After He Was Denied Entry Into Ministry Over The Way He Dressed
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“Is Nigeria A Sharia Country?” – Man Asks After He Was Denied Entry Into Ministry Over The Way He Dressed

A Nigerian man has taken to social media to express his sadness at the way he was treated at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja. The Nigerian man said he and his elder sister were denied entry into the foreign affairs ministry over the way they dressed. While the man wore t-shirt and shorts, his sister wore an armless top and trouser. He however said they were denied entry because his sister needed to cover up totally. The distraught man went on to ask if Nigeria is a Sharia country. He also captured moment his sister changed what she was wearing to gain entry into the government agency. See video below. https://youtu.be/iutHXWPIEV8
President Biden Ends Trump’s Travel Ban On Nigeria, Muslim Countries
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President Biden Ends Trump’s Travel Ban On Nigeria, Muslim Countries

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden is beginning the immense task of dismantling former President Donald Trump’s nativist legacy on immigration, issuing an executive order to end Trump’s controversial travel ban on noncitizens from 13 countries. The policy, colloquially known as the “Muslim ban,” first went into effect in January 2017 and became one of Trump’s signature immigration policies. The ban has slowed or altogether halted legal immigration from certain countries that the former administration deemed to be security threats, keeping families apart and even stymieing refugee resettlement. The travel ban was Trump’s first major action on immigration policy, setting the tone for the chaotic four years that followed for immigrants while galvanizing public oppositio...
I Have Forgiven Americans For Voting Racist Trump – Soyinka
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I Have Forgiven Americans For Voting Racist Trump – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he has forgiven Americans for electing former President Donald Trump whom he described as a “racist” and a “xenophobe”. Soyinka said this during an interview with Arise Television on Wednesday. The Nobel Laureate, who had in 2016 torn his American immigrant visa to shreds for voting Trump, said he would not be renewing the green card since he usually visits the United States even without it. The playwright, who displayed pieces of his torn green card, stated that America had redeemed itself with the removal of Trump Soyinka said, “I feel honoured to be associated with the democratic forces of the United States for correcting the unbelievable error that they committed four years ago.” On the green card issue, he said, “I consider m...
“Shame On You” – Piers Morgan Blasts Trump On His Final Day As US President
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“Shame On You” – Piers Morgan Blasts Trump On His Final Day As US President

TV host, Piers Morgan has slammed US president, Donald Trump on his final day in office. Trump left the White House today, for his successor, Joe Biden. Shortly after footage of Trump leaving the White House was made public, Piers Morgan took to Instagram to slam Trump. Sharing a photo of himself and Trump, he wrote: "You blew it, Donald. If you’d shown Americans leadership & empathy when it really mattered in the past year, you’d have been re-elected. Instead, you failed them. Spectacularly badly. And now you slink off as a gutless graceless sore loser. How pathetic. Shame on you."
Woman Arrested For Slapping Oyo State Traffic Management Official
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Woman Arrested For Slapping Oyo State Traffic Management Official

On Wednesday January 20, a woman identified Aramide Amoke was arrested for assaulting an officer of Oyo State Traffic Management Agency (OYRTMA). The incident happened at about 8:am at the Oluyole Estate axis of Ibadan, Southwest Local Government Area, while the officer was on active and legitimate duty in the area. According to eyewitnesses, Mrs. Aramide was driving on 'one-way' and against traffic when the officer stopped her vehicle. In this process, she allegedly slapped the officer repeatedly and other motorists, passersby, commercial motorcyclist and eyewitnesses who were apparently angry and displeased at her actions gathered in an attempt to mob her and raze the vehicle involved. It was at this point that the Chairman of the agency, Mogaji Akin Fagbemi was contacted...
Ondo Distributes 10,000 Rat Poison As Lassa Fever Spread
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Ondo Distributes 10,000 Rat Poison As Lassa Fever Spread

Ondo State Government has distributed 10,000 rat poisons to residents of Ogbese in Akure North to kill rats in the community to curb the spread of Lassa fever. Over 3000 rats were killed in Owo town after the state government distributed poison to the residents. Reports had it that the disease had spread to five local government areas of the state. The Assistant State Epidemiologist, Dr Dolani Gbelela, said the state is now the epicentre of Lassa fever in the country. Gbelela said 423 cases of Lassa fever were recorded in 2020 out of which 81 persons died representing 34 per cent of Lassa fever-related deaths in Nigeria. Also read:Lassa Fever: Don’t panic, Osun Speaker tells residents He pointed out that Lassa fever was of a greater burden to the state and advocated t...
President Joe Biden’s Inaugural Speech As 46th American President
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President Joe Biden’s Inaugural Speech As 46th American President

This is America's day. This is democracy's day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested a new and America has risen to the challenge. Today we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate but of a cause, a cause of democracy. The people - the will of the people - has been heard, and the will of the people has been heeded. We've learned again that democracy is precious, democracy is fragile and, at this hour my friends, democracy has prevailed. So now on this hallowed ground where just a few days ago violence sought to shake the Capitol's very foundations, we come together as one nation under God - indivisible - to carry out the peaceful transfer of power as we have for more than two centuries. As we look ahead in our...
State Commissioners Don’t Need My Approval To Make Decisions – IGP Adamu
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State Commissioners Don’t Need My Approval To Make Decisions – IGP Adamu

Nigeria’s Inspector-general of Police Mohammed Adamu has said the force is already implementing the decentralisation of the decision-making structure of the police, stating that Commissioners of Police in the 36 states of the country do not need his approval before taking decisions in their areas of jurisdiction. Adamu on Wednesday featured on an ARISE News program where he said police commissioners in the several state commands in the country are in charge of making decisions in the state as it relates to crime and criminality and maintaining law and order. According to the Inspector-general of police, state commissioners of police do not need to get approvals from his office or the office of the Assistant-inspector general of police in charge of the zone before taking decisions...
Photos And Video Of Donald Trump Leaving The White House For Last Time As President
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Photos And Video Of Donald Trump Leaving The White House For Last Time As President

A source close to the White House says President Trump spent his final night in the White House working on pardons and signing the final paperwork just before midnight. His daughter Ivanka was with him until 10 p.m. ET and left to make phone calls to some of the people pardoned until 2 a.m. ET. Ivanka had been very involved in recent days in the criminal justice pardons for non-violent offenders. The sources says the feeling is "bittersweet" as the family departs today. Another source says he’s relieved to leave behind the pressure of the presidency. His daughter and son in law will not be joining him on Air Force One. Marine One just took off from the White House lawn, carrying President Trump to Joint Base Andrews for his send-off ceremony. But it is not typical for a ...
I Opened The ‘First’ Nail Studio In Tanzania – Maryanne Moghalu
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I Opened The ‘First’ Nail Studio In Tanzania – Maryanne Moghalu

Maryanne Moghalu wife of a former presidential candidate Kingsley Moghalu has narrated how she opened her nail studio in Tanzania. Mrs Moghalu shared the story in a tweet on Wednesday while also revealing she had her nails done. She said she learnt to make nails in the United States and returned to set up what she claimed was the first nail studio in Arusha, Tanzania. “Did my nails today. I used a matte top coat for a change. Incidentally, I am actually a licensed nail technician! Years ago, in Arusha, Tanzania when I found no one to do my nails, I went to the USA and learned. Came back and trained 2 girls and opened the 1st nail studio there,” she said. It was not immediately clear if the business was still running. Moghalu and his wife celebrated their 26th wedding anniversa...
Nigerian man shares message he got from a cab driver who refused to return his brownie
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Nigerian man shares message he got from a cab driver who refused to return his brownie

A Nigerian man has shared screenshot of a message he got from a driver who refused to return his brownies (cake laced with marijuana).   According to @thatsickdude, he begged the driver to return the brownies he forgot in the car but he refused.   From the message sent to Twitter user, the cab driver begged for forgiveness after eating the laced cake and complained of "strange sleep."  
Woman arrested for allegedly assaulting Oyo State Traffic Management official
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Woman arrested for allegedly assaulting Oyo State Traffic Management official

A major crisis was averted on Wednesday morning, January 20 in Ibadan, when a woman identified Aramide Amoke allegedly assaulted an Oyo State Traffic Management Agency, OYRTMA, officer.   The incident happened at about 8:am at the Oluyole Estate axis of Ibadan, Southwest Local Government Area, while the officer was on active and legitimate duty in the area.   According to eyewitnesses, Mrs. Aramide was driving on 'one-way' and against traffic when the officer stopped her vehicle.     In this process, she allegedly slapped the officer repeatedly and other motorists, passersby, commercial motorcyclist and eyewitnesses who were apparently angry and displeased at her actions gathered in an attempt ...
Full list: All the pardons and commutations issued by President Trump in 2021
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Full list: All the pardons and commutations issued by President Trump in 2021

President Donald Trump issued 73 pardons and 70 commutations, announcing early Wednesday a list of those granted clemency with less than 12 hours left in his four year term as President-elect Joe Biden is set to be sworn in at noon. Full list of pardons and commutations issued by President Donald Trump in 2021: Todd Boulanger – President Trump granted a full pardon to Todd Boulanger. Boulanger is an lobbyist who pled guilty of one count to commit honest services fraud in 2008. Abel Holtz – President Trump granted a full pardon to Abel Holtz, who pleaded guilty to impeding a grand jury investigation. Representative Rick Renzi – President Trump granted a full pardon to former Rep. Rick Renzi of Arizona. Renzi, a Republican, served three years for corruption, money laundering and ot...
12.3m Subscribers Await SIM Linkage With NIN
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12.3m Subscribers Await SIM Linkage With NIN

About 12.3 million active SIM cards are yet to be linked with their owners’ National Identity Numbers (NINs). This is as the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) confirmed on Tuesday that a total of 47.8m phone users had supplied their NINs to telecom operators. It was learnt that the over 12 million SIM cards were pending because most of the users do not have the national identity numbers. There is an average of three to four SIMs per telecom subscriber in the country, according to the NCC. This means about 191.2m active SIM cards have so far been linked to their owners’ unique identity numbers. Nigeria’s teledensity rose by 2.2 per cent from 104.4 per cent to 106.6 per cent in October, increasing the number of telecom subscribers to 203.5 million, according to NCC ...
Joe Biden’s Inauguration In Pictures
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Joe Biden’s Inauguration In Pictures

Washington Biden's inauguration will mark the official start of his four-year term, and due to COVID and security concerns, will go ahead without much of the pomp and fanfare. In pictures: The inauguration of Joe Biden President-elect Joe Biden will take the oath of office on Wednesday, but it will be a scaled-down inauguration unlike any we've ever seen. The celebrations have been cut back because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Biden's inaugural committee — trying to keep crowds to a minimum — has urged Americans not to travel to Washington, DC. The National Mall will also be closed to the general public because of security concerns related to the January 6 storming of the US Capitol. Usually, thousands of people gather on the Mall to watch the new president being sworn in. T...
Boko Haram in trouble as FG orders 52 Ezugwu MRAPS to finish off terrorists
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Boko Haram in trouble as FG orders 52 Ezugwu MRAPS to finish off terrorists

The Nigerian government has placed a firm order of 52 Ezugwu, a locally made Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle to be delivered to the Nigerian Army and deployed to troops in the frontline fighting Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists in the northeast. This was disclosed by the special assistant to the Senate president on new media, Abubakar Sidiq Usman on Twitter.
Man Confronts Police Officer Who ‘Planted’ Marijuana In His Car
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Man Confronts Police Officer Who ‘Planted’ Marijuana In His Car

A Nigerian man Lucky Onwurah Eriwa confronts police officer who allegedly planted marijuana in his car in Enugu. According to Mr. Lucky, some men of the Nigeria Police Force who were in a Passat saloon car with the plate number Abuja RSH578TH carried out an illegal stop-and search and in the process tried to implant marijuana locally known as igboo in their car. Mr. Lucky has taken to his social media to raised an alarm about the illegal activities performed by some bad elements in the Nigeria Police Force. He also advised Nigerians to be on alert once they get stopped by men of the Nigeria Police Force. He wrote; "Some bad elements of NPF (Mopol) on illegal duty on passat salon wagon with plate no Abuja RSH578TH tried to implant Indian hemp(igbo) in our car at Oji river after a ...
Lady Sues Adamawa Pastor For Deceiving Her With Marriage Promises
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Lady Sues Adamawa Pastor For Deceiving Her With Marriage Promises

ONE week after the police in Adamawa State detained two Pentecostal pastors in connection with alleged infidelity leading to bearing of two children, another female evangelist, Kwanye Tumba, has dragged the Pastor of House Chapel in Karewa, Yola North LGA of the state to Criminal Area Court II for alleged refusal to marry her. Evangelist Kwanye told Honourable Nuhu Musa Garta-led court that the 28-year-old pastor, Marwa Tumba, had promised to marry her, but dumped her for another girl after squandering her hard earned money and wasted her life. She told the court that she first met the man of God after a prayer meeting at Yolde Pate, a suburb of Yola South LGA in 2019, during which he told her that he saw a vision that she got a husband. According to her, Pastor Marwa informed...
Tifany Trump Gets $1.2m Diamond Engagement Ring From Her Nigerian-Lebanese Boyfriend, Michael Boulos
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Tifany Trump Gets $1.2m Diamond Engagement Ring From Her Nigerian-Lebanese Boyfriend, Michael Boulos

US President Donald Trump’s daughter Tiffany Trump has received a 13-carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring from her Nigerian-Lebanese boyfriend Michael Boulos. The 27-year-old announced her engagement on Tuesday, her father’s last full day at the White House. In a Twitter post, the Georgetown Law graduate described the engagement as her most special White House memory, while paying tribute to her fiancé, whom she has been dating for just over two years. “It has been an honor to celebrate many milestones, historic occasions and create memories with my family here at the White House, none more special than my engagement to my amazing fiancé @MichaelZBoulos! Feeling blessed and excited for the next chapter!” she wrote. Boulos responded to her engagement post in the comments, wri...
Panic As Lagos Landlords Put Houses For Sale Over Red Rail Demolition
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Panic As Lagos Landlords Put Houses For Sale Over Red Rail Demolition

The 37km North-South rail project tagged the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line is expected to cut through Ebute-Meta to Agbado in Ogun State, moving more than one million passengers on a daily trip. TOLA ADENUBI reports that with the impeding demolition of buildings just a month away, some affected property owners have started putting up their houses for sale, among other panicky decisions. The first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) popularly called the Red Line is expected to run through Oyingbo to Agbado in Ogun State, cutting through residential and office buildings in Mushin, Yaba, Ikeja and other densely-populated locations in Lagos State. In a bid to reduce the impact of the demolition (which is just a month away) of structures along the right of way of the...
“The Movement We Started Is Only Just Beginning” -Trump Pens Farewell Address
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“The Movement We Started Is Only Just Beginning” -Trump Pens Farewell Address

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday released a nearly twenty-minute farewell message ahead of the inauguration of his successor, former VP Joe Biden. The President had announced he wouldn't attend the inauguration, making him the first US President in over 150 years to snub the swearing-in of his successor. On Monday, the First lady, Melanie Trump had delivered her farewell address urging Americans to choose "love over hatred” and “peace over violence.” VP Pence, his wife Susan, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are amongst others who took to twitter to pen their farewell messages. My fellow Americans: Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens. In short, w...
Donald Trump’s last-minute pardons include Bannon, Lil Wayne and scores of others
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Donald Trump’s last-minute pardons include Bannon, Lil Wayne and scores of others

President Donald Trump issued a raft of 11th-hour pardons and commutations early Wednesday that included his onetime political strategist, a former top fundraiser and two well-known rappers but not himself or his family. The batch of clemency issued in his final day in office was expected, and is in keeping with longstanding presidential tradition. The vast majority of the pardons and commutations on Trump's list were doled out to individuals whose cases have been championed by criminal justice reform advocates, including people serving lengthy sentences for low-level offenses. But several controversial names do appear, including Steve Bannon, who has pleaded not guilty to charges he defrauded donors in a "We Build the Wall" online fundraising campaign. Trump had spent the past days ...
NIMC: FG Extends NIN-SIM Linking Till February 9 2021
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NIMC: FG Extends NIN-SIM Linking Till February 9 2021

Public Notice!!!! All Nigerians and legal residents are advised to enroll for their national identification number (NIN) and link them before february 9th, 2021. Enroll for your national identification NUMBER (NIN) today!!! Please remember, nin enrollment is FREE.
Miyetti Allah: 20 Of Our Members Killed & Burnt In Niger State By Vigilante
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Miyetti Allah: 20 Of Our Members Killed & Burnt In Niger State By Vigilante

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria,(MACBAN) has raised alarm over the gruesome killings of their members by members of Vigilante in Mashegu local government area of Niger state. Deputy National President of the Miyetti Allah Association, Alhaji Usaini Yusuf Bosso stated who raised the alarm while speaking with Journalists in Minna, Niger State yesterday said in the past few months, twenty of his members were not only killed but were also burnt beyond recognition within the local government alone. According to him, “twenty of our members have been killed by members of the Vigilante in Mashegu local government area and in most cases, their corpses were burnt beyond recognition by the suspected vigilante members. Besides the killing, a victim of the dastardl...
You Are A Thief – DJ Switch Slams Lagos State Government
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You Are A Thief – DJ Switch Slams Lagos State Government

Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch, has slammed the Lagos state government over the order it recently secured from a mobile court to auction 88 cars seized from traffic offenders in the state. On Monday, January 18, the Chairman of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit, CSP Shola Jejeloye, announced that the unit had secured a Court Order from the state mobile court authorising it to publicly auction the vehicles from residents found guilty of contravening the One-Way Traffic Law. He disclosed that the public auction would hold in line with COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday, 20th of January, 2021, at the Agency's Car Park (Behind Shoprite), Alausa, Ikeja. Read here. Reacting to this development, DJ Switch who gained international attention when ...
29 Million SIMs Not Yet Linked To NINs As Deadline Expires Today
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29 Million SIMs Not Yet Linked To NINs As Deadline Expires Today

About 29 million telecom users are yet to link their National Identity Numbers to their SIM cards even as the first deadline given to subscribers expires Tuesday. A top federal government official told Daily Trust on Monday that about 176m SIM cards had been linked to their owners’ NINs. The government had given January 19 and February 9 deadlines for subscribers already with NINs and those without NINs respectively to link their SIMs with their unique identity numbers. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ibrahim Pantami’s spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman, did not respond to Daily Trust’s enquiry seeking to know what would be the fate of those who failed to do the linkage before the deadline. The Nigerian Communications Commission had said there would not be m...
15 Million Nigerians Use Hard Drugs – Mohammed Buba Marwa
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15 Million Nigerians Use Hard Drugs – Mohammed Buba Marwa

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has put the number of hard drug users in the country at 15 million. NDLEA newly appointed chairman, Brig-Gen Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd), said this in Abuja on Monday when he assumed duty. He warned drug barons and traffickers to quit the illicit trade or face hard times. He said: “This development where drug use has eaten very deep into the nation’s social fabric. “Over 15 million Nigerians of all ages are now hooked on drugs. “It is the task of NDLEA to stop all this unacceptable nonsense of drug abuse in Nigeria. “Together, by the grace of God, we’ll resuscitate and reposition NDLEA to full active life, to be effective, respected and feared by the concerned criminals. “Nigeria is the only country we have; we cannot fold our...
Our Agreement With Ondo Governor Didn’t Include Vacating Forest – Miyetti Allah
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Our Agreement With Ondo Governor Didn’t Include Vacating Forest – Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has said that the agreement it had with the Ondo State Government was to stop night grazing and use of underage boys to graze cattle, adding that it could not be true that herders had been asked to vacate forest reserves in the state. The Miyetti Allah National Secretary, Baba Usman, stated this in an interview with SaharaReporters on Monday in reaction to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s statement that Fulani herdsmen had seven days to vacate forest reserves in the state. Usman noted that the meeting the cattle breeders had with the state government did not include the vacation of forest reserves in the state. He said, “I just spoke with my Ondo branch chairman. The governor of Ondo State emphasised on stopping night grazing...
Saraki Reacts To Death Of 2018 IBM Competition Winner, David Ntekim-Rex
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Saraki Reacts To Death Of 2018 IBM Competition Winner, David Ntekim-Rex

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has called for the arrest of the killers of David Rex who was shot dead at Jibowu area of Lagos on January 15. According to a tale of the incident narrated on Twitter by Roy Mustang who identified himself as David’s cousin, the 22-year-old was attacked around 8pm while returning home. Mr Saraki, however, said on Monday that it was heartbreaking that such incidents still occur despite laws passed during the eighth Senate he headed to prevent such tragedies. “Learning that David Ntekim-Rex died despite existing laws that we passed during the 8th Senate to mitigate against such occurrences is truly heartbreaking. My heartfelt prayers are with his loved ones at this truly difficult time,” he tweeted. “I hope that all those that are found to hav...
Hilary Kelechi Madu Appointed NSCDC Acting Commandant-General As Gana Bows Out
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Hilary Kelechi Madu Appointed NSCDC Acting Commandant-General As Gana Bows Out

Hilary Kelechi Madu has been appointed the Acting Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). Hilary Madu, who was promoted Deputy Comptroller-General (Operations) of the NSCDC in July 2017, takes over from Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu whose extended tenure of six months expired today. Mr Gana officially handed over to Madu who is the most senior officer in the corps at a brief ceremony in the Abuja office. The Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana, has bowed out of service, following the expiration of his tenure on January 17, 2021. Recall that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, had extended Mr Gana’s tenure by six months when his tenure expired in July, 2020. DAILY NIGERIAN gathered...
Melania Trump Goodbye Message Promotes “Love Over Hatred, Peace Over Violence”
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Melania Trump Goodbye Message Promotes “Love Over Hatred, Peace Over Violence”

US First lady Melania Trump on Monday released a nearly seven-minute farewell message urging Americans to choose “love over hatred” and “peace over violence.” The video filmed at the White House was posted to Twitter fewer than 48 hours before President Trump leaves office Wednesday at noon. “As Donald and I conclude our time in the White House, I think of all the people I have taken home in my heart and their incredible stories of love, patriotism and devotion,” she said. The outgoing first couple will skip President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration in a historically rare snub. The Trumps are expected to be en route to Palm Beach, Fla., when Biden takes his oath of office. Trump leaves office amid the fallout from this month’s deadly Capitol riot staged by his supporters, wh...
Daddy Freeze’s Pigeons Fly As He Releases Them (Video)
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Daddy Freeze’s Pigeons Fly As He Releases Them (Video)

After the white pigeons released by President Buhari and some Nigerian Governors refused to fly on the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Daddy Freeze released his white pigeons and they flew. He shared the video on his Instagram handle with the caption: "Yaaay my pigeons flew! Wahala for who him pigeon no fly" See video below. https://youtu.be/d12YwgDL4dA
Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers
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Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers

Scientists believe they have pinpointed what is probably the hardest year to have lived on earth - an 18 month period of complete darkness, famine and freezing temperatures 2020, for many, will go down as one of the worst years that will ever be experienced. Rightly so, as it was an unprecedented challenge for millions of people. And as lockdowns continue to keep households isolated, Brits are desperately longing for a Covid-free future. It is no secret that 2020 was one to put behind us - but was it the worst year on record? Science would say: No. Historians and researchers have revealed that the worst year to be alive was actually 536 A.D. In 536 A.D, the world went cold. The planet was plunged into total darkness, and it lasted a full 18 months. A mysterious f...
A Town In US Elects Goat And Dog As Mayor
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A Town In US Elects Goat And Dog As Mayor

In 2018, the town made national headlines when it elected Lincoln the goat as its first-ever pet mayor. Town Manager Joe Gunter said Monday that the idea for pet mayors was put forward as a way to raise funds for the new playground. The animals would be the centerpiece for various fundraisers and events. Lincoln raised about $10,000, Gunter said, while the current Mayor, Murfee, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, owned by Linda Barker, has raised $20,000. The town contributed another $20,000. “When I was talked into putting Murfee up to run, I thought, easy-peasy, we’ll get some T-shirts, we’ll go to the Spring Fling, we’ll sell some shirts and raise some money,” said Barker. “And then COVID struck and it was like ... there go all the easy plans.” Barker then began making face m...
Nigerians In The US Design Aso Ebi For Joe Biden Inauguration
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Nigerians In The US Design Aso Ebi For Joe Biden Inauguration

Nigerians living in the United States have designed an Aso ebi for the January 20 inauguration of Joe Biden and Harris Kamala as President and Vice President respectively. “Aso Ebi” is a uniform dress that is traditionally worn in Nigeria during social engagements. It is made from different attires such as Ankara, Lace, Guinea among others. This is not the first time Nigerians will be celebrating with Americans, it happened during the Obama administration. Joe’s victory was certified by the Congress after supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump invaded the US Capitol in a bid to prevent the affirmation.
Man Tries To Eject Wife From Her Own House For Rejecting To Live With Co-Wife
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Man Tries To Eject Wife From Her Own House For Rejecting To Live With Co-Wife

A Nigerian man from the North has shared a shocking story he heard from a Muslim judge about a man who prayed to the court to eject his wife from the house she built. Galadima Samaru who shared the post on popular micro-blogging platform said the husband's reason for the move is because the wife rejected husband's plan to make her live with the second wife he is planning to marry. The wife offered to rent an apartment for the second wife to be living in but the husband blatantly rejected the offer. The husband, who is said to be jobless is reportedly living off the wife. Everything he owns, including the car he drives and the clothes he wears were bought for him by the wife. The most shocking part is that, the money which was planned to use to finance the wedding belongs to t...