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Williams Uchemba Adopts 18-year-old Boy, Also Grants Him Scholarship To The University
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Williams Uchemba Adopts 18-year-old Boy, Also Grants Him Scholarship To The University

Popular Nollywood actor and humanitarian, Williams Uchemba has warmed hearts after he adopted an 18-year-old boy and granted him fully funded university scholarship.The humanitarian who also doubles as a thespian made the announcement in a recent post he shared on his verified Instagram page today, June 18. Williams revealed he met the young boy, Demola at a carpentry workshop while getting some furniture for his ongoing project. According him, he decided to engage Demola in a conversation and was surprised to find out he is very smart. Uchemba then decided to invite the young boy over to his house so he could get to know him better. He said he found out he graduated from Secondary School with good grades and wanted to study Economics in the university but has no sponsor. De...
APC Adopts Direct Primaries For Edo Governorship Election Candidate
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APC Adopts Direct Primaries For Edo Governorship Election Candidate

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has picked the direct primary method for the Edo State governorship primaries scheduled for June 22, 2020. It also granted a waiver to one of the aspirants, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, who is believed to be the preferred candidate of the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. This, our correspondent gathered, was the outcome of the APC NWC meeting, held at the party’s National Secretariat, in Abuja, on Thursday. The direct primary involves all registered card carrying members of the party in each local government of the state. They would vote for an aspirant of their choice while the indirect primary is one in which delegates decide who gets the party’s ticket. There is also an option for consensus. If an aspirant i...
TB Joshua Adopts US College And Basketball Team
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TB Joshua Adopts US College And Basketball Team

Prophet T.B. Joshua has adopted a college and basketball team in the United States of America. Information released by the Prophet’s Emmanuel TV identifies the college and basketball team as Keba, based in the mid-Western U.S. state of Ohio. The school is said to have been on the verge closing its doors due to mounting financial challenges, with no money for paying utility bills and food for the students.
COVID-19: Lagos Adopts Biosecurity Measures At Abattoir, Slaughter Houses
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COVID-19: Lagos Adopts Biosecurity Measures At Abattoir, Slaughter Houses

Lagos State Government has adopted a number of biosecurity measures at every facility within the Oko-Oba abattoir and lairage complex as well as other slaughterhouses in the State to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 and other infectious diseases through these facilities. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal explained that the Government has stopped all non-essential activities of food vendors and other non-related abattoir practices. Lawal added that the ban on all religious gatherings or other activities that involve more than 50 people would be strictly enforced at the abattoir and slaughterhouses in Lagos, adding that operators are also expected to provide hand sanitizer and a distance thermometer at the entrance of these facilities. The Commissioner...
Howard Sueing III Ekundayo: American Man Adopts Nigerian Wife’s Surname
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Howard Sueing III Ekundayo: American Man Adopts Nigerian Wife’s Surname

An American man, Howard Sueing III Ekundayo, has revealed that he has adopted his Nigerian wife’s surname, Ekundayo. Howard, whose Twitter bio reveals is an Engineering Manager at Netflix, tweeted on Sunday that he had recently got married to a Nigerian woman, one Bukky Ekundayo, and that he was changing his surname to hers, so they could pass it on to their children. He tweeted, “I recently got married! I’m replacing my birth surname/suffix (Sueing III) with @SimplyBukks‘s (Ekundayo) so that we can pass it on to our future children. “Ekundayo” means “to turn tears to joy” in Yoruba. (sic)” Howard has already changed his name on Twitter to reflect his new surname. His decision has been well received by the Nigerian Twitter community. A Twitter user, Uzoma Nwagba sharing a scre...
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu Adopts New Title, Drops YOUR EXCELLENCY
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Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu Adopts New Title, Drops YOUR EXCELLENCY

Good evening Lagos. Your Excellency is a nice title that has been used to signify authority, position in government, authoritarian disposition, executive arrogance, and a demi-god mystique. Today, I wish to drop the title and to embrace a more representative one; Mr. Governor. In the last five months that I have been privileged to exercise the mandate freely given to me by the great and hardworking people of Lagos State, it has come to my consciousness to review certain features of citizen-government relations. These features impede the genuine expression of the democratic spirit of our society and the meaningful exercise of the sovereignty of our people. The office of the Governor has been celebrated as the paragon of excellence, a temple of perfection and a throne of purity. ...
Abducted Hausa Boy, Umar Faruq Now Speaks Igbo, Dumps Islam, Adopts Christianity
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Abducted Hausa Boy, Umar Faruq Now Speaks Igbo, Dumps Islam, Adopts Christianity

Jamila Saleh, mother of Umar Faruq, one of the nine rescued Kano children that were abducted and taken to Onitsha, Anambra State, has raised an alarm over her son’s strange behaviors. Recall that the Kano State Police Command which rescued the nine missing children had paraded six members of the kidnap gang. The gang, according to the police, confessed to their crimes. However, DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the children’s rescue seems to be exposing their parents to grief and disbelief than a respite. In an interview with our correspondent in Kano, Jamila Saleh, a mother of one of the rescued children, Faruk, who was renamed Onyedika Ogbodo, disclosed that she could no longer contend with some of the strange behaviors her son was showing. According to her, her 10-year-old so...
Yobe Adopts Hausa As Language Of Instruction In Schools
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Yobe Adopts Hausa As Language Of Instruction In Schools

Yobe State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has said that the state has adopted Hausa language as medium for teaching pupils in primary schools. SUBEB Chairman in Yobe, Goni Ibrahim, disclosed this to newsmen in Bauchi at Master Trainers workshop for teachers organized by the board in collaboration with World Bank and Northern Education Initiative (NEI Plus). Ibrahim, represented by Sama’ila Machina, the Director Social Mobilization of the board, said that the idea of adopting Hausa language as medium of teaching is aim at enhancing learning through the use of mother’s tongue. He explained that the new initiative of using mother tongue is designed to make learning easy for children especially pupils in primary 1 and 3, adding that the scheme is meant to eradicate illiteracy i...
Nigeria Adopts September 16 As National ID Day
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Nigeria Adopts September 16 As National ID Day

The Federal Government has approved the recognition and observance of September 16 of every year as National Identity Day. It said it is in line with the United Nations (UN) position on the contribution of dates to the achievement of the purposes of its Charter to promote action on political, social, cultural, humanitarian/human rights issues, This is a move to create awareness among the citizens on the importance of identification as a modern tool for national development and social cohesion. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha conveyed the approval in a letter dated August 29, 2019 and addressed to the Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Aziz. In the letter signed on the SGF’s behalf by Da...
2023: Military Will Stay Out Of Elections If INEC Adopts E-voting — Army
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2023: Military Will Stay Out Of Elections If INEC Adopts E-voting — Army

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai has said the only way the military and other security personnel can stay neutral in Nigeria’s electoral process would be in the use of electronic voting by the Independent National Electoral Commission. He made the observation against the backdrop of criticism trailing the military and other security personnel’s involvement in the 2019 general elections. Buratai who spoke through a representative, Brig. Gen John Ochai at a one day stakeholders roundtable on the review of the 2019 general elections, organized by the Centre for Transparency Advocacy, in Abuja, on Thursday, said politicians cash in on the abnormalities in the electoral system to perpetrate crimes, arguing that its lucrative to them. He noted that the security operatives ...
ECOWAS Adopts ECO As Name Of Single Currency
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ECOWAS Adopts ECO As Name Of Single Currency

The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday adopted ECO as the name of the single currency to be issued in January 2020. The leaders at their 55th Ordinary Session in Abuja endorsed the name while congratulating the Ministerial Committee on the Single Currency for the considerable progress recorded in the implementation of the revised roadmap. Nigeria’s Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Authority instructed the ECOWAS Commission to work in collaboration with West African Monetary Agency. The leaders also instructed the commission to work with West African Monetary Institute and the central banks to accelerate the implementation of the revised roadmap with regard to the symbol of the single currency. The Authority also directed the c...
APC Adopts Omo Agege And Wase For Deputy Senate President And Deputy Speaker Posts
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APC Adopts Omo Agege And Wase For Deputy Senate President And Deputy Speaker Posts

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has settled for the Senator representing Delta Central , Ovie Omo - Agege , as the deputy Senate President for the Ninth National Assembly , Saturday PUNCH confirmed on Thursday . Although no official declaration has been made by the party, it was learnt that the senator received overwhelming endorsement of members of the National Working Committee because he had been a loyal party man. Senator Francis Alimikhena representing Edo North is however believed to be interested in the office. The APC National Chairman , Adams Oshiomhole , is from the same senatorial district . A member of the party top hierarchy , who spoke with our correspondent in confidence , said the party leaders had already set machinery in motion for the emergenc...
PDP Adopts Plan B, Plans To Hijack Incoming NASS Leadership – Nabena
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PDP Adopts Plan B, Plans To Hijack Incoming NASS Leadership – Nabena

A national officer of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Yekini Nabena has alleged plans by the Peoples Democratic Party PDP to retain the leadership of the National Assembly in the next dispensation, cautioning the leadership of the APC not to sit idly by and watch a repeat of its mistake in 2015. Nabena who is the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC said in order to avoid a repeat of the political crisis that followed the election of the National Assembly leadership in 2015, the Party leadership must urgently put in place an inclusive and fair internal zoning/selection arrangement to enable the APC caucus produce all its preferred principal officers for the incoming Senate and House of Representatives. Speaking with journalists Saturday in Abuja, Nabena also u...
Afenifere Adopts Atiku Abubarkar, Says Osinbajo Betrayed Yorubas
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Afenifere Adopts Atiku Abubarkar, Says Osinbajo Betrayed Yorubas

Afenifere, the Pan Yoruba Sociopolitical group has taken a swipe at the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo for not pushing Yoruba agenda with the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government. The mainstream Yoruba organization said the Yoruba since the days of Chief Obafemi Awolowo has always canvassed restructuring, true federalism and devolution of power which the APC government did not believe in. At a general meeting held at the house of the leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the group adopted the resolution of the Leaders of Nigeria, consisting of the leadership of Afenifere, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Middle Belt Forum, Northern Elders Forum endorsing the candidacy of the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abub...
It’s Time Nigerian Health Sector Adopts Euthanasia – Nigerian Lawyer Says
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It’s Time Nigerian Health Sector Adopts Euthanasia – Nigerian Lawyer Says

A  conversation started by a Nigerian lawyer which many find uneasy on twitter. It is about Euthanasia aka mercy killing where patients with terminal illness ask medical doctors to help hasten their death so as to relief them of the pain they suffer. @suntalkeredo believes it is high time the Nigerian Health sector adopts Euthanasia. Some Nigerians however believe it might never see the light of day here because of our religious belief, IgbereTv reports. Read and tell us if you agree that Euthanasia should be allowed in out health sector; "i have a question. why isn’t Enthanasia (mercy killing) allowed in Nigeria. Haven’t we gotten to a point where we need it. A patient that’s terminally ill and in pains should be allowed to tell the doctor to put them down without The doctor incurr...
2019 POLLS: UPP Adopts Buhari As Presidential Candidate
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2019 POLLS: UPP Adopts Buhari As Presidential Candidate

The United Progressives Party (UPP) has adopted President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate for the general elections in 2019. UPP National Chairman, Chekwas Okorie, disclosed this to State House correspondents after meeting with the President on Friday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Mr Okorie said the adoption of President Buhari would be further confirmed when the UPP leaders meet on Tuesday next week. He also denied reports that the people of the South East region have thrown their weight behind the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Earlier, President Buhari faulted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allegedly mismanaging the nation’s resources. The President stressed that although the forthcoming ...
Youth Corper Adopts ‘Atikulated’ As His Name (Photos)
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Youth Corper Adopts ‘Atikulated’ As His Name (Photos)

Since Atiku won the presidential ticket for PDP, different people have implore different means to show their support to him. Recalling that, a guy rode a bicycle from Imo State to Abuja to show his support for Atiku. The most recent is by an Akwa Ibom guy who is a serving corp member who changed his native name to Atikulated.
Brazil Adopts Yoruba As Official Language
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Brazil Adopts Yoruba As Official Language

The Brazilian government has given Yoruba a pride of place among foreign languages spoken in the country. in an exclusive interview with the Brazilian minister of culture Dr Sérgio Sá leitão at the weekend in Brazil that the government has introduced the compulsory study of African History and Yoruba language into the primary and secondary schools curriculum.   The minister spoke at an event where the Institute of African Studies, University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil paraded important dignitaries including Nigerian artists and historians, as well as professors of arts and African studies at a lecture on the importance of Yoruba language in the Brazilian culture and tradition. According to him, the inclusion of African History and Yoruba Language in the curriculum would hel...
ILO Adopts New Standard On Response To Conflicts, Disaster Management
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ILO Adopts New Standard On Response To Conflicts, Disaster Management

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has adopted new landmark standard to respond to contemporary crisis situations arising from conflicts and disasters across the world. The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, stated this in his remarks at the closing ceremony of the 106th International Labour Organisation Conference (ILC) in Geneva, Switzerland. Ryder, in a statement on Sunday, said the conference had adopted a new landmark standard; “the Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience Recommendations, 2017 (No.25)”. He said this updates an earlier ILO Recommendation adopted in 1944 that provide responses to contemporary crisis situations arising from conflicts and disasters. According to him, this widens the focus of the standard on reconstruction and recovery to inc...
Politician Adopts Orphaned Daughter Of Deceased Gunpowder Accident Victim
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Politician Adopts Orphaned Daughter Of Deceased Gunpowder Accident Victim

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 Politician adopts orphaned daughter of deceased gunpowder accident victim Mrs Ukamaka Okeke was accidentally struck by gunpowder "egbendum" during a burial ceremony in Anambra State last month. The mother of three had been earning her living for decades by practicing the traditional ovational gunshooting at events. The sad event of February 2017 got her bedridden and gasping for life. In came Ikay Ogbonna, a kind-hearted Awka-based politician who kicked off a donation sprout to sponsor a much-needed medical surgery for the widow at Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu. Sadly, Ukamaka died in hospital on Friday 10th March and was buried the next day. Ikay Ogbonna and his wife has now adopted the eldest daughter of Ukamaka, Chinaecherem Okeke, and promised to raise t...