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‘If you be Cultist and your Motive na to Attack Another Person like you, u be Fool’ – Vector
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‘If you be Cultist and your Motive na to Attack Another Person like you, u be Fool’ – Vector

Nigerian rapper, Vector Tha Viper has bashed cultists whose motive is to attack another person, reminding them that their pledge was to fight against corrupt men who have influenced authority to their will. In a tweet shared earlier today, Vector whose real name is Olanrewaju Ogunmefun called the cultists forgetting that they pledged themselves to fighting against corrupt men who have influenced authority to their will, fools. He wrote; f#ck all the people praising polithiefians. F#ck all the people campaigning for them. If your father / mother is a thief and you are aware, f#ck you too. Greed will ruin you. I do not need security to move around people. You do for a reason. God bless the soldiers. If you be cultist and your orientation na to kill another man just because him...
Rapper, Stormzy Pledges £10million Over 10 Years to Fighting Racial Inequality
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Rapper, Stormzy Pledges £10million Over 10 Years to Fighting Racial Inequality

British rapper, Stormzy and his company have pledged £10 million over the next 10 years to organisations fighting for racial equality and social justice in the UK. The 26-year-old grime rapper, who took part in a recent Black Lives Matter rally in London, released a statement through his #Merky company on Thursday. It said: 'The uncomfortable truth that our country continuously fails to recognise and admit, is that black people in the UK have been at a constant disadvantage in every aspect of life - simply due to the colour of our skin. 'I'm lucky enough to be in the position I'm in and I've heard people often dismiss the idea of racism existing in Britain by saying 'If the country's so racist how have you become a success?!' and I reject that with this: I am not the UK's shin...
Amazon fills 100,000 jobs, will add 75,000 more
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Amazon fills 100,000 jobs, will add 75,000 more

Amazon said Monday it had filled the 100,000 US jobs it promised a month ago to meet demands from the coronavirus outbreak and was ready to take on 75,000 more.The announcement by the technology and retail colossus highlighted surging demand for online commerce with the pandemic forcing people to shelter in place. Amazon’s hiring spree, which is being mirrored by other firms in the food and retail sectors, comes amid news that US unemployment claims surged by some 17 million over the past month. “Today, we are proud to announce that our original 100,000 jobs pledge is filled and those new employees are working at sites across the US helping to serve customers,” Amazon said in a blog post. “We continue to see increased demand as our teams support their communities, and are going to...
Rochas Okorocha Congratulates Hope Uzodinma, Pledges to Work with him
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Rochas Okorocha Congratulates Hope Uzodinma, Pledges to Work with him

Senator Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo State, has congratulated the new governor-elect of the state, Senator Hope Uzodinma, with a pledge to give him his “unflinching support” as he assumes office tomorrow January 15th. In a statement  released by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha, who now represents Imo West Senatorial District at the Senate, said that Uzodinma’s emergence was a good omen for the All Progressives Congress. “The former governor of the state and senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has congratulated Senator Hope Uzodinma over his victory at the Supreme Court which declared him the new governor of the state. “Owelle Okorocha also congratulated the APC members in Imo for the victory. He called on all hands t...
Dangote Redeems $50,000 Pledge To Super Eagles
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Dangote Redeems $50,000 Pledge To Super Eagles

The president of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has redeemed his $50,000 pledge to the Super Eagles. Dangote, who was represented by the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), Mr. Olakunle Alake, presented the cheque to the national team officials at his office, in Ikoyi, Lagos. It would be recalled that Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) had revealed during the just concluded African Cup of Nations that Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote promised $50,000 for every goal scored during their Semi-Final match against Algeria while Femi Otedola promised to pay $25,000 per goal for the same match. Dangote promised to continue his support to the development of sports in Nigeria. The Nigerian Football ...
Femi Otedola Redeems His Pledge Of $25000 Per Goal To Super Eagles
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Femi Otedola Redeems His Pledge Of $25000 Per Goal To Super Eagles

Billionaire Femi Otedola redeems his pledge of $25000 per goal to representatives of the Super Eagles Integrity is keeping your word. I redeemed my pledge of $25000 per goal to representatives of the Super Eagles (L-R) Chidi Ngoka (Equipment Manager), Enebi Achor (Team Manager) and Defender Kenneth Omeruo today in my office - Femi
Arsenal Star Mesut Ozil Marries 2014 Miss Turkey Amine Gulse in Glamorous Istanbul Ceremony
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Arsenal Star Mesut Ozil Marries 2014 Miss Turkey Amine Gulse in Glamorous Istanbul Ceremony

Arsenal superstar, Mesut Ozilhas married his partner Amine Gulse at a glamorous wedding ceremony which took place today in Istanbul, Turkey. In a video posted on Instagram, the former Real Madrid midfielder was filmed dancing with his new wife, the 2014 Miss Turkey alongside a parade of beating drums and flares. The newly wedded couple have already made an incredible pledge to pay for the surgeries of 1,000 children in need as part of their wedding celebrations. In a statement he appealed to friends to join him and Gulse in donating money for those in need.
Afcon: Montpellier star Andy Delort accepts Algeria snub in good faith
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Afcon: Montpellier star Andy Delort accepts Algeria snub in good faith

The 27-year-old will wait for his debut call-up to the national team after he was omitted from coach Djamel Belmadi's selection for Afcon Montpellier star Andy Delort has sent his best wishes to Algeria after missing out from the country’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Delort was born to an Algerian mother in the city of Sete and once played for France U20 team. Last month, the 27-year-old pledged his international allegiance to Algeria and has received the country's passport.
Three governors, ministers in race for Buhari’s cabinet
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Three governors, ministers in race for Buhari’s cabinet

Ahead of the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office, the race for cabinet appointments has begun. A former Military Administrator, three outgoing governors and 15 ministers are jostling for cabinet seats. There were indications last night that the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) may be zoned to the  North-Central in favour of a Christian candidate. Besides, there is pressure on the President to revert to a 42-man cabinet structure as part of his pledge of inclusiveness. The new structure will include the constitutionally recommended 36 ministers from each state of the federation and six others representing each of the nation’s geopolitical zones — if Buhari embraces the idea. The President is yet to give a com...
Governor Ambode presents N852.316bn budget for 2019 to State House of Assembly
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Governor Ambode presents N852.316bn budget for 2019 to State House of Assembly

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday presented the year 2019 budget proposal of N852.316billion to the House of Assembly, with a pledge that it had been carefully prepared to be all-encompassing and dedicated to complete major ongoing projects in the State.   The Governor said N462.757billion representing 54 percent of the total budget size had been earmarked for capital expenditure, while N389.560billion representing 46 percent had been dedicated to recurrent expenditure, saying that key projects such as the Oshodi-Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road and Oshodi Interchange Terminal, among others would be completed.   He said from inception of his administration, nine key areas were given priority after careful assessment of the needs of the citiz...
12 Soldiers Killed, Dozens Missing in Battle with Insurgents
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12 Soldiers Killed, Dozens Missing in Battle with Insurgents

At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in Borno State, three military sources said yesterday. This is coming as the $1billion earmarked for the purchase of arms and ammunition to aid the military in the fight against terrorism in the North-east region is now mired in confusion. But the army said it repelled the attack in which it said one soldier was killed and another injured. The fighting followed an attack on Friday by insurgents in Gudumbali Local Government Area – a part of Borno where Boko Haram breakaway group Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) is influential. Reuters quoted sources as saying the poor communication network in the remote area delayed details of the attack being relayed. The attack, the sources s...
Poland PM Names Nigeria Investment Destination
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Poland PM Names Nigeria Investment Destination

The Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki has said his country has identified Nigeria as one of the top investment destination in Africa along with Egypt and South Africa. Morawiecki, who had an audience with Preseident Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, in Katowice, Poland, said that as the fastest growing economy in the European Union (EU), his country has identified Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa, as three top investment destinations in Africa. “We want the hub of our investment destination to be in Nigeria,” the Polish Prime Minister told President Buhari, welcoming the pledge by the Nigerian leader to immediately put in place a framework to encourage more Polish investments in Nigeria. President Buhari, who commended the prime minister for a successful outing at the opening ...
2019: Ondo Youths Solicit Support For Atiku’s Presidential Bid
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2019: Ondo Youths Solicit Support For Atiku’s Presidential Bid

Some youths in Ondo State have pledged to mobilise support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for his election in 2019. The youths, under the aegis of Council of Concerned Youths of Nigeria (COCYON), made the pledge on Thursday in Okitipupa in a statement signed by its President, Mr Olumide Akinrinlola, . The group said that the PDP flag bearer would use his wealth of experience to revive the economy and solve the security challenges confronting the country. They said that the former vice-president had the business acumen to ensure that most international companies that had left the shores of the country return for the teeming youths to be gainfully employed. The youths said that Abubakar attracted their support because of ...
I’m Ready, Prepared For Saturday’s Primaries- Ambode
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I’m Ready, Prepared For Saturday’s Primaries- Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday expressed his readiness to participate in Saturday’s Primary Election where members of the All Progressives Congress across the State are expected to choose the party’s flagbearer through direct primaries. AMBODE In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Governor said he is restating his readiness in line with the choice of the party in Lagos State and the validation given to the direct primary preference by the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC). “As our great party approaches Saturday, September 29th, 2018, earmarked for the direct primary election to choose the candidate to fly our party’s gubernatorial flag at the next general election, I am happy to restate my ...
FG Presents House To Late Ocholi’s Family
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FG Presents House To Late Ocholi’s Family

More than two years after his demise, the Federal Government has redeemed its pledge of a house to the family of late Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr James Ocholi, SAN. CONDOLENCE—Daughter of late James Ocholi, Ale and son, Aaron Ocholi at the residence of the late Minister of State at Kado Estate, Abuja. Photos: Abayomi Adeshida Ocholi, his wife and a son died in a road accident along the Kaduna- Abuja highway on March 6, 2016. At a brief event Thursday in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Permanent Secretary, General Services Office, Mr Olusegun Adekunle said the gesture was was in fulfilment of the pledge by the government to the surviving children, saying, “it is a promise kept”. The four bedroom terrace house is located at the Flower G...
Oprah Pledges $500,000 To “March For Our Lives” Cause Against Gun Violence
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Oprah Pledges $500,000 To “March For Our Lives” Cause Against Gun Violence

Oprah Winfrey has announced she will be pledging the sum of $500,000 to the March For Our Lives movement. Oprah made the announcement on her Twitter page, writing that she will be joining Amal and George Clooney who have also pledged $500,000. She wrote: George and Amal, I couldn’t agree with you more. I am joining forces with you and will match your $500,000 donation to ‘March For Our Lives.’ These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard. Oprah isn’t the only one following in the Clooneys footsteps, as hours after the couple announced that they will be making a pledge in the name of their 8-month-old twins Alexander and Ella, veteran studio chef Jeffrey Katzenberg and his wife Marilyn also annou...
Uwazuruike, Ango Abdullahi Meet In Zaria, Pledge To End Arewa-Igbo Dispute
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Uwazuruike, Ango Abdullahi Meet In Zaria, Pledge To End Arewa-Igbo Dispute

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has sought the support of the Northern Elders Forum to end what it called the imminent collapse of peaceful co-existence in Nigeria, following recent quit notice issued to Igbo’s to leave Northern states by Coalition of Arewa Youth. The leader of the Movement, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, told the Spokesman of the Forum, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, in his farm House in Zaria that the prevailing situation in the country was worrisome and uncalled for. According to him, the action and the position of the Northern Elders on the matter is too sensitive to the solution of the crises. “We observed that there was communication gap between Arewa people and Igbo’s Community especially the leaders. The Igbo have been living t...
Polio: Global Leaders Pledge $1.2bn To Protect 450m Children – UNICEF
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Polio: Global Leaders Pledge $1.2bn To Protect 450m Children – UNICEF

In its effort to completely eradicate polio, countries and partners have pledged $1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from the disease every year. According to a statement by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, Monday, the pledges came from governments, health workers, donors and the partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), at a Rotary convention in Atlanta. Major pledges include: $75 million from Canada, $61.4 million from the European Commission, $55 million from Japan, $30 million from Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, $30 million from the Dalio Foundation, $25 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies, $15 million from an anonymous donor, $13.4 million from Australia, $11.2 m...
Mercy Aigbe Pledges Voice As “Widows Liberty Ambassador” To Abolish Widows Maltreatment
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Mercy Aigbe Pledges Voice As “Widows Liberty Ambassador” To Abolish Widows Maltreatment

Edo state born Nigerian actress and director, Mercy Aigbe and actor. Desmond Elliot are 'Widows Liberty Ambassadors' for the Felix King Foundation/abolishment of widows maltreatment program. Mercy wrote; 'Today , history beckons as I add my voice to the movement that will hopefully inspire the abolishment of widows' maltreatment in our communities. It's heart breaking to realise that with all the societal advancements, a reasonable segment of our society which constitutes over 8 million disadvantaged widows and 24 million children below age 17 are still subject to maltreatment that include; domestic violence, sexual assault, conversion of properties, forced evictions, neglects, denial of human rights and the list goes on.''
Service Chiefs Brief Osinbajo, Pledge Loyalty To Buhari
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Service Chiefs Brief Osinbajo, Pledge Loyalty To Buhari

The Nigeria military has pledged “total commitment and loyalty” to President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari has been in the United Kingdom on extended medical vacation since January 19. Briefing Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa on Wednesday, Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, who led the service chiefs to the meeting, said the military was totally committed and loyal to the president. He said more progress had been made in the war against insurgency in the north-east. Dan-Ali commended the government for adequately funding the military, which he said has helped it in the conduct of its operations. “Let me start by expressing our appreciation to the current administration for their relentless support and continuous funding of the armed forces in the conduct of...
Governor Willie Obiano Pledges Financial Support For Farmers
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Governor Willie Obiano Pledges Financial Support For Farmers

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has reiterated the readiness of his administration to increase the financial and logistics support to agrocommunities in the state in the New Year to enable them boost and increase their agricultural products. He disclosed this yesterday at Nimo community in Njikoka local government area of the state during the 2016 Cultural Festival. Obiano noted that Nimo Community has been key to the vegetables export arrangement of the state, and urged farmers in the community to organise themselves into cooperatives so as to access government’s agricultural support packages. He commended the community for their selfhelp development efforts, describing it as the way to go in the face of government’s dwindling fortunes. He added that the community’s lea...
Waconzy Celebrates Birthday by Pledging 5 Scholarship to Study Oracle Database Administration Valued at $3,595 Each
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Waconzy Celebrates Birthday by Pledging 5 Scholarship to Study Oracle Database Administration Valued at $3,595 Each

Waconzy aka Supaman is 33 today. Happy birthday Waconzy!To celebrate his birthday, Waconzy foundation has pledged to help elevate poverty in africa by giving out 5 scholarships valued at $3595 each to well deserving Africans. "i know things are really hard out there and life is unbearable for some families, please accept my little donation which is aimed at reducing the level of poverty in our land. Education is key to success ! Education is power ! God bless Africa. #HBDWACONZY #WACONZYFOUNDATION”…He tweeted To qualify, Kindly tweet at @waconzy with the hashtag #HBDWACONZY telling him why you deserve the scholarship. The more sincere you are, the better your chance.