Monday, 31 December 2018

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Nollywood Actor, Wale Adebayo, popularly known as Sango, has opened up on the reason why he left Nigeriafor the United States of America and it was simply because he wasn’t getting enough out of acting.In a chat with Sunday Scoop, the actor stated that he didn’t wish to relocate to the United States of Americaat the time he did, but his living condition and that of his family was already deteriorating and so he didn’t have any option but to seek greener pasture.

He said:“For me, relocating to America wasn’t by choice; thesituation of Nigeria played a huge factor in it. At somepoint, I told myself that I had a family to feed and theindustry wasn’t as favorable as it should be. I stoppedthinking about myself alone and the need to save my acting career. I wanted to do something for my kids.”Adebayo added that after relocating to America, he ventured into something new. He stated,“It wasn’t easy for me to leave what I enjoyed doing for another life in America. But the most important thing is that I am not where I was four or seven years ago. I am in a better place now and my family is more comfortable.”The Yoruba actor also lamented that it was quite disheartening that despite the effort he put into his acting career, he didn’t get the best from it.

He said:“I did everything to make a living out of acting but itjust didn’t work for me. That is why I respect the likes of Richard Mofe Damijo, Ramsey Nouah, Kate Henshaw and Sola Sobowale. Even when they disappearedfrom the scene for some years, it seemed they never left once they returned. I call it grace. I have also learned that an actor should never relax even though he has made a huge impact.”

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Actress Yvonne Nelson calls John Dumelo a fool after coming across his side-chick post on IG.Dumelo took to his IG to make a post on the platform and it has caused an uproar on social media. Written on the meme was the inscription:

“I miss the married women in the Bible who used to give their maids to their husbands as side-chicks. The current ones don’t read their Bibles. Only jealousy and selfishness nkoaaaaaaa.However, Yvonne Nelson who is known to be a good friend of Dumelo did not see it as such. Even if she saw it as a joke, she definitely did find it amusing.And she did not mince words as she came to comment “FOOOOOOOOOOL” on Dumelo’s post.

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Singer Jaywon has alleged that some women using Juju almost ruined his performance on stage at an event in Badagry just because he refused to pay homage to them.According to the artiste, he experienced a sound system malfunction three times, which didn’t happen before he got on stage. And just like it was being controlled by an unseen force, the sound system began to function properly the moment he stepped down from the stage.

He wrote‘Wouldn’t have been able to perform tonight if not for the love of God.. system went off four different times on my set and became stable immediately I got offthe stage all bcuz say some woman say I know pay homage.Such an experience lol. All Glory to God! We still kill the show!!OLUWAJUWONLO. Thanks to my amazing fans wey follow do the accapella.’

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Turkish club Fenerbahce has entered the race to sign Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, according to the report.

The Spanish midfielder is ready to leave the Chelsea as the club is unwilling to offer him a two-year contract at the Stamford Bridge as they refuse to by-pass their policy of offering a 12-month deal to players that are above the age of 30.

Fenerbahce president Ali Koc travelled to London for negotiation with Chelsea over a possible deal to sign the former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder this winter.

AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in the services of the World Cup winner.

Via Fcnaija

Saturday, 29 December 2018

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TV host Lolo Cynthia has courted controversy on twitter after a video of her surfaced where she stated that she will only take herfuture husband’s name if only it will open doors for her.I won’t take my future husband’s name unless he’s more successful –

Lady says She then posted:“I will not take the surname ofmy partner except i’m guaranteed that using his name opens doors that my name wont“"I will not take the surname of my partner except i'm guaranteed that using his name opens doors that my name wont"pic.twitter.com/E2bp2Qu8ot— Lolo Cynthia (@Lolo_cy)December 29, 2018

The statement was not however taken lightly by some of her followers who believed it sounded arrogantYes, one could interpret this as you saying guys should work harder to be an advantage to their future partner. But on theflipside, if every female takes queue on this mentality of takingonly ‘advantage surnames’, those who are down would remain down. Anyone can lift anyone pls


Another user wrote: But what happens if the man works hard and build his own name and brand and it becomes very influential, will the woman then change her names and the name of the kids. Genuine question please, not hating.

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Davido has taken to his Twitter page to speak on his recently held concert in Lagos state, saying people wanted to see him fail.

The award-winning singer shared some details surrounding his recently held concert, Davido Live in Concert.


He talked about the issues concerning the venue change and may have subtly touched on the controversy with Kizz Daniel’s manager. See what he wrote below;We only had 12 days to sell tickets and put this Show together! They tried to block me from all avenues !! Left, right and center !! People wanted to see David Fail!When I came in this industry about 8 years ago at just 17 all I wanted was my video to be played on TV evenif it’s only once! From the first time, my first video ‘Back When’ ever played on television till now I haven’t failed!Don’t get me wrong we’ve cut it close so many times but God always finds a way to save me!.

What haven’t they said about David ?? Ehn ?? 6 days before the show they made us switch the venue from Oceanview Grounds to Eko Atlanticafter plenty of preparation and flyers, billboards TV andradio ads, everything! 4 days before this show I was sued by someone (won’t say who) trying to stop my show just because I wouldn’t work with them anymore and wanted to try and do the show by myself.



After spending millions!They said the name ‘City of Davido’ is their idea andbecause of that I shouldn’t do any show with my own name on the 27th of December. I said fuck a distraction. How much will it cost to change the name oneverything?! Do I have that? Yes! We MOVE!I changed the name from ‘City of Davido’ to ‘DAVIDO live in concert’. Printed thousands of new tickets! Hundreds of new billboard banners ! LED boards ALL! They STILL went to court 2 days to showday totry and stop the show!! But my God is bigger than them! We beat that shit!My joy is never to just see myself win but to see otherpeople win. Put people on, put smiles on the faces.. that’s my own joy! Every time I WIN they act like they are blind ! If it’s the other way round Dem go open their Okponu eye like fowl!

WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS which I have always done!!! Thank you to all the artists and performers that came through for me and everyone that helped me put this show together!Thank you to my lawyer, my manager my ever supportive Father and God! In just days we sold the fuck out ! Over sold sef !!

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Actress Tonto Dikeh took to Instagram to cry out aftershe purchased an original iPhone charger for N30,000.

The actress revealed she was forced to give back the head of the charger and take only the cord.She used the opportunity to lament about the state of the Nigerian economy.

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Usher Raymond is back on the market. The 40-year-old R&B crooner filed for divorce from his wife Grace Miguel after 3 years of marriage.

In a court document obtained by PEOPLE and first reported by The Blast, Usher filed for divorce on Friday in Georgia.

Usher and Grace announced their separation in March -- after the singer was sued by several people claiming he exposed them to the herpes virus.

"After much thought and consideration, we have mutually decided to separate as a couple. We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives," the statement read. "The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward."

Usher and Grace tied the knot in a secret ceremony in Cuba in 2015.

Insiders say the couple is still very much together, and that the divorce was planned to protect Usher's assets in the event that a sympathetic judge or jury believes his accusers and hit him with a large jury award.

PEOPLE reports that Usher and Grace were last spotted together in June -- several months after they announced their split.

The couple also unloaded pricey real estate, including their home in the Los Angeles area over the summer.

Via Sandrarose

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Ex -President Shehu Shagari is dead.
Shagari passed away at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday. He was 93 years old .
The news was broken by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal , on his Twitter handle .
Tambuwal had tweeted :

Aminu W. Tambuwal
@AWTambuwal
I regret to Announce the death of former President Shehu Shagari who just passed away at National Hospital Abuja. May his Soul Rest in Peace.
3,170 7:24 PM - Dec 28, 2018
2,042 people are talking about this

The news was also confirmed by his grandson , Bello Shagari , via his verified Twitter handle @ Belshagy . Bello had tweeted :

Bello Shagari
@Belshagy
I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja.
5,726 7:04 PM - Dec 28, 2018
5,397 people are talking about this

Shehu Usman Shagari was born in 1925 in Shagari village founded by his great -grandfather , Ahmadu Rufa ’ i , who was also the Village Head , and took the name Shagari as his family name . His father ’ s name was Aliyu and his mother ’ s name was Mariamu .
Shagari started his education in a Quranic school and then went to live with relatives at a nearby town , where , between 1931 and 1935 , he attended Yabo Elementary School ; and between 1936 and 1940 , he went to Sokoto for middle school , and then from 1941 -1944 , he attended Kaduna College.
Between 1944 and 1952 , Shagari attended the Teacher Training College, in Zaria , Kaduna State ;and from 1953 -1958 , he worked as a visiting teacher at Sokoto Province .
He was also a member of the Federal Scholarship Board from 1954 -1958 .

According to the Wiki citation on him, the late ex -president entered politics in 1951 when he became the secretary of the Northern People’ s Congress in Sokoto , Nigeria , a position he held until 1956 .
General Olusegun Obasanjo, who was military Head of State had handed over to Shagari in 1979 , and he was in office till 1983 .
Before then , Shagari had served as a federal minister and federal commissioner between 1958 and 1975 .

Shagari was made the Turaki of the Fula Sokoto Caliphate in 1962 by the Sultan of Sokoto , Siddiq Abubakar III .
He worked as a teacher for a brief period before entering politics in 1951 and , in 1954 , he was elected to the federal House of Representatives representing Sokoto West .
In 1958 , he was appointed as parliamentary secretary — a post he left in 1959 for Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa . He later served as the Federal Minister for Commerce and Industries .
Between 1959 and 1960 , Shagari was made the Federal Minister for Economic Development . Between 1960 and 1962 , he was moved to the Pensions Ministry as the Federal Minister for Pensions .

From 1962 -1965 , he became the Federal Minister for Internal Affairs . And from 1965 up until the first military coup in January 1966 , Shagari was the Federal Minister for Works.
In 1967 , he was appointed the Secretary for Sokoto Province Education Development Fund . From 1968 -1969 , he served as Commissioner for Establishments .
After the civil war , from 1970 -1971 , he was appointed by then military head of state Gen . Yakubu Gowon as the federal Commissioner for Economic Development , Rehabilitation and Reconstruction .
In 1978 , he became a founding member of the National Peoples Party . In 1979 , Shagari was chosen by the party as the presidential candidate for general election that year, which he won, becoming the president .

Shagari ran for a second four -year term in 1983 and won the general election . However , on 31 December 1983 , he was overthrown by then Maj . -Gen . Muhammadu Buhari .
He was Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic , GCFR .

Via Punchng

Friday, 28 December 2018

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Popular gospel singer, Sammie Okposo believes in ‘practicing what you preach.’ And that’s why he came down heavily on comedian cum gospel artiste, Akpororo for taking off his shirt while performing at a street praise Jamz in Lagos.

Akpororo, who’s known for his radical praises on the street performed at an end of the year concert. The comedian had taken off his shirt at some point and this did not go down well with singer Sammie Okposo as he took to his Instagram page to condemn Akpororo for the act.

“Why did you remove your shirt?,”he queried before going ahead to blast the fiery worshipper for the act.” Akpororo wetin make you remove your shirt!!! Why yo go remove your shirt on top a strictly gospel music stage. This is an alter of praise and worship unto God, this is not funny at all. This is totally wrong and out of order,”Okposo wrote. Interestingly, he has since deleted his comment and acknowledged his error.

Via Vanguardngr

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A 32-year-old electrician, Osita Anazodo, popularly called Ezebinagbo, has been arrested for allegedly vandalizing a 300KVA distribution substation belonging to the Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC, EEDC located at Ugwuagulu Obiofia, Ozubulu of Anambra State.

It was gathered that Anazodo, stormed the substation on December 25, at about 5.30a.m,. on a motorcycle.
Unknown to him, a resident, who saw him leaving the scene with the vandalised armored cables which he placed on the fuel tank, reported the incident to the leadership of the local vigilante.
He was subsequently apprehended. During interrogation, he led the team to a spot where he buried the vandalised cables, pending when he would get a ready buyer.
He was taken to the palace of the traditional ruler of the community, from where he was handed over to men of the Special Investigation and Prosecution Taskforce on Electricity Offences, SIPTEO for further investigation and possible prosecution.

Members of the community alleged that the latest incident was the fourth time Osita would vandalise transformers.
In a related development, Solomon Nwafor, a native of Ikwo in Ebonyi State was arrested for vandalizing Water Board distribution substation, located at Victory Estate, Emene, Enugu State.
In the course of interrogation, the suspect named the buyer of the vandalised items as one Kenneth Agusi, who operates at the Tinker Market, Coal Camp, Enugu. Kenneth was immediately arrested by the Police.
Also, in Ojoto, Anambra State, members of the Vigilante group arrested a vandal identified as Chinedu Ejikeme for vandalizing injection substation which is an NIPP project, located at Mmiri Ojoto area.

In the course of interrogation, he confessed to have also vandalized a 200KVA transformer, property of EEDC, located at Iruebenebe Community, Ojoto.

Reacting to the development, the Head of Corporate communication, EEDC, Emeka Ezeh, said: “It is worrisome that while EEDC is striving to improve on its service delivery, some individuals that ordinarily should have been engaging in more productive activities resort to frustrating both the company and its customers.
“This singular act costs EEDC a lot financially, and it ends up subjecting our customers to a lot of inconveniences. We appreciate the effort and support of the various vigilante groups as well as the state security agencies in apprehending these vandals and prosecuting them accordingly.”

Via Vanguardngr

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Five persons who were returning from a birthday party, Wednesday night, were attacked and killed while two others were injured at Rawuru village, Fan district of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, the State Police Command confirmed.

The deceased were buried yesterday, while the two injured persons were said to be receiving treatment at the General Hospital Barkin Ladi.
Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mathias Tyopev who confirmed the incident said, “ At about 8am , on December 27, 2018, the Plateau State Police Command received information from Mr. Kim Timothy, the Youth Leader of Rawuru Village, Fan District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state that at about 9.15p.m., the previous day, some unknown gunmen attacked some people that were returning from a birthday party at Pugu village.

“As a result of the attack, five people were killed and two were injured. The Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, Austin Agbonlahor, has ordered the immediate commencement of investigation in the case to identify and arrest the perpetrators.”

Via Vanguardngr

Thursday, 27 December 2018

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Frontline entertainment company and record label, Ericmany Entertainment has won a N14,000,000 suit filed against it and its act Douglas Jack Agu (aka Runtown) by the Dynamic Minds League.

The suit was for claim of damages against Ericmany for a ‘no-show’ by Runtown at a carnival in Anambra State organized by the group in January 2015.

The case, Suit No LD/ADR/251/2015, was filed on 19th August, 2015 by the Anambra group through its leader, Mr. Chizuo Anetoh. They dragged Runtown, Ericmany Entertainment and Prince Okwudili Umenyiora, the billionaire Chairman of Dilly Motors Limited and Ericmany Entertainment before the Lagos High Court, claiming the sum of N14 Million as damages for failure of Runtown to perform at their Harmattan Carnival held at Adazi-Nnukwu, Anaocha in Anambra State.

Ericmany lawyers, Chijioke Emeka & Colleagues [Auxano Law] argued that the group first breached the contract having failed to provide all that was required and in good time for the artiste to make the appearance. Ericmany’s case was that the group made inadequate and shoddy arrangements. Being the Christmas period, Ericmany’s crew had to sort out late hour flight tickets to Port Harcourt instead of Asaba or Owerri nearer to the Anaocha venue. Upon landing in Port Harcourt it was late to proceed on a dangerous night road journey without adequate security, Ericmany’s lawyer claimed.

During the trial on 10th May, 2018, Mr. Aneto testified for his group. He narrated how Runtown flew from Lagos to Port Harcourt but refused to further proceed on the road journey to Adazi, even after they engaged a police escort for him at the airport. Ericmany’s witness, Amani Henshaw gave an account of the breaches of the contract by the group, especially its failure to provide flight tickets for the crew and failure to provide sufficient security for the night road journey to Anambra State.  He told the Court how his team waited for many hours at the airport until it became very late and they had to cancel the trip.

In his judgment, Hon. Justice K. O. Alogba gave victory to Ericmany. The Judge found that the failure of Runtown to get to Adazi in Anambra State and perform at the carnival was justified as the group’s arrangement was very shoddy. The Court agreed with Ericmany that the Dynamic Minds League was reckless about the contract when it failed to book flight tickets ahead. The Court also held that the group did not prove how they are entitled to their N14 Million claim as it did not adduce cogent evidence. Each of the claims was therefore dismissed. Justice came the way of Ericmany Entertainment barely three years after the Dynamic Minds League flooded the print media, social media and several blogs with news of the alleged breach of contract and its N14 Million suit against Ericmany and Runtown.

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Eddie Murphy and his 10 kids posed for an epic Christmas family photo over the holidays.

The Hollywood actor, 57, takes centre stage along with fiancee Paige Butcher and their snoozing three-week-old son Max Charles.

Their adorable first born, daughter Izzy Oona, is being cradled by her famous dad.

The photo also features son Eric, 29 (whom he shares with Paulette McNeely), son Christian, 28 (whom he shares with Tamara Hood) and 11-year-old daughter Angel Iris (whom he shares with Mel B) and ofcus others too. Dad like Eddie!

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Controversial OAP, Daddy Freeze has reacted to a trending video of two men fighting.

Apparently, the story is that, another man took another man’s wife to Burna Boy’s concert in Lagos last night.. He got hold of the info, and went to the concert to confront them, which later led to a fight.

OAP Daddy Freeze has reacted to the trending video.

According to him, ‘if your wife would rather be with someone else at a concert, please set her free and move on’.

He went on to give a personal example of his failed marriage saying;

Marriage as it was intended by God is supposed to be a ‘spiritual’ union first, before a physical one. If she is willing to do this, then it’s either her spirit is no longer in the union or her spirit never was.

Fighting her physically or fighting for her physically is TOTALLY wrong and it likens what was meant to be a spiritual union to a demonic possession, where just like demons ‘possess’ their victims, spouses are under the deluded impressions that they ‘own’ or possess one another, and this is absolutely not the true picture of the marriage in Christ.

From the day my ex left in June 2014, I have never picked up my phone to call her or fight her, for her to leave her spirit was no longer in the union and to be entirely honest neither was mine!

I wished her well and moved on myself, I’d advice you all to do the same instead of this unnecessary embarrassment you are bringing upon yourself by literally turning the 26th of December into a ‘boxing’ day!




Via Yabaleftng


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 A 300 Level student of Ahmadu Bello University,Zaria, Aisha Omolola has committed suicide by taking sniper. Read her heartbreaking suicide note below blaming her parents for it. So sad.


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The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party , Atiku Abubakar , has called on the appropriate authorities to urgently institute a probe to unravel those he said may be hidden faces behind the new ownership structure of multi billion naira telecoms giant, Etisalat ( now 9 mobile ) Nigeria as well as Keystone Bank .

In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday and signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communication , Mr . Phrank Shaibu , the former vice president said such a probe was necessary in view of reports that members of President Muhammadu Buhari ’ s family now own substantial shares in Etisalat ( 9 mobile ) Nigeria which has an estimated $ 2 b ( about N727 b at 360 per dollar ) of its estimated $ 20 b global net worth .

Atiku also expressed shock at reports from what he described as unimpeachable sources that the first family now plays big in the nation ’ s financial sector after acquiring mouthwatering shares in Keystone Bank with total assets of $ 1 . 916 b ( equivalent to N307 . 5 b) as well as purchasing about N3 b worth of shares in the new Pakistani Islamic Bank .

He said , “ I know that last week was turbulent for President Buhari and I apologise for adding to his woes , but as he is insistent on the myth that he is spotless and anti -corrupt, if this is found to be true , this scandal would break every rule of corporate and public governance , since this will be the first time members of the first family will be openly involved in a once -in -a - lifetime deal that would make them all richer beyond their wildest dreams . ”

Atiku added that the accusation was coming amidst reported allegations in the media that the All Progressives Congress- led Federal Government plans to use billions of naira from the Anchor Borrowers Programme allocated by the Central Bank of Nigeria for farmers , using imaginary donations from 12 million farmers as a façade.
The presidential candidate of the PDP advised President Buhari to shun the use of state resources and machinery for the upcoming 2019 presidential poll .

Specifically, Atiku said no farmer contributed any N1 . 7 b for Buhari ’ s re -election campaign, warning that the APC ’ s decision to use monies meant for farmers “ to run his campaign is not tidy at all . ”

He added , “ The other day , a man who scored 15 , 424 , 921 votes to win the 2015 general election was reported to have been nominated by 14 million APC members at the presidential primaries for 2019 .
“ Now, over 12 million farmers have donated to his campaign. Are they indirectly spewing out outrageous figures of people they intend to claim voted for them in the coming elections ?
“ Does it mean that the President has jettisoned the idea of a free and fair election and telling Nigerians that no matter how they vote , he will return for a second term of four years ?
“ In any case, if the farmers who just took a loan through the Borrowers Anchor programme and have not liquidated the facility can donate this huge sum or any sum for that matter , it means the ‘ Association of widows ’ and children of all those slain by Boko Haram and herdsmen will donate N5 b to the Buhari campaign .
“ In fact , the 23 . 1 million youths who lost their jobs between 2016 till date will donate about N12 b to the Buhari campaign.
“ Assuming but not even conceding that such a huge sum of money was donated to President Buhari by Nigerian farmers as his handlers would want Nigerians to believe , wouldn’ t such donation be in contravention of Section 91 ( 9 ) of the Electoral Act 2010 ( as amended ) which says no individual or other entity shall donate more than N1 m to an aspirant or a candidate . ”

He said if President Buhari wants to run for office next year, he should take only from monies sourced from donations by his campaign groups that are independent of government .
“ Anything short of that – as is currently the case with the use of funds from the CBN meant for farmers - will mean there will be no level playing field for all the candidates billed to contest the presidency during next year’ s presidential elections , ’’ Atiku said.
But reacting , the APC National Publicity Secretary , Mallam Lanre Issa -Onilu , said Atiku had started exhibiting early signs of depression, resulting from obvious frustration .
In a statement made available on Wednesday , Issa -Onilu challenged Atiku to tell Nigerians why a discredited person like him should be elected as President instead of raising puerile allegations on a daily basis .

“ President Buhari and APC, not his programmes for the country, appear to be his main campaign issues . Nigerians are desirous of campaign that focuses on issues that matter to them . For Atiku and his PDP co-travellers , the only interest is to grab power and continue where they stopped in their avarice .
“ The APC administration is eager to showcase the impressive achievements we have recorded in the last three and a half years. This is the campaign that matters to us and this is what Nigerians are interested in . The trajectory is exciting as we see a brighter future shaping up .
The statement added, “ We won ’ t yield to the PDP ’ s shenanigans . We will not play the PDP ’ s game . PDP is acting an anti- people’ s script . President Buhari remains unshaken by the desperate efforts being made by Atiku and the PDP to blackmail the APC government . Everyone who was involved in corrupt practices would be brought to justice.

“ PDP is not offering any alternative to the progressive course this government is pursuing . It is actually apparent that the party is not contesting the 2019 elections to redeem itself , least of doing any good for the country , but simply to seize power to escape justice for the grevious crimes committed against the people of this country .
Nigerians won’ t be fooled by the rapacious PDP gang . Never . ”

Via Punchng

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday evening , paid a visit to his 91- year-old former English language teacher and mentor , Mr James Popoola , in Ilaro .


A statement by Obasanjo’ s media aide , Kehinde Akinyemi , made available to journalists in Abeokuta on Wednesday , said the former President was accompanied on the visit by his classmate and close friend , who is the traditional ruler of Ibara , Oba Jacob Omolade .
It was gathered that Pa Popoola taught both Obasanjo and Oba Omolade at the Baptist Boys High School , Abeokuta , in the 1950 s .

The statement said Obasanjo engaged the former tutor in banters while recalling some old memories .
The statement read in part “ The trip , which was led by one of the teacher’ s children , Akin , from his Abeokuta residence, saw Obasanjo arriving into the waiting arms of Mr and Mrs Popoola at the family house in Ilaro , Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State , at around 5 pm.
“ It was an elated Pa Popoola who said . ‘ I can ’ t believe it . You mean I will host you in my house today before my death ? It was 35 years ago I met you . Oh ! I am delighted, very delighted’ .

“ Obasanjo made a move to take over his ( Popoola ’ s ) wheelchair to drive him back into the large sitting room , saying , ‘ We are delighted too sir . Let us come inside . I am here with Kabiyesi too . You remember him? Jacob Omolade , that boy that ’…. ”
“ Ahhh! Kabiyesi o ! Yes , I remember him. The Olubara , ” Popoola interjected , as the traditional ruler stretched out a hand to shake him .
Obasanjo said it had always been his desire to visit the ex -teacher but for his tight schedule .
At that point , the former teacher ’ s aged wife , Mojisola , joined in the exchange of banters .
“ Daddy often remembers all your pranks . He must be very happy receiving you today , ” she told Obasanjo and the monarch .
Pa Popoola thanked the visitors and prayed for their continuous success in life.

When our correspondent pointed out the age difference between the ex -teacher and Obasanjo, who will be 82 next year, Akinyemi said , “ Anyone that attended the standard class in those days could teach. With a three -month course then , you could be a teacher. He ( Popoola ) could have been a Grade II teacher then with eight or nine years’ difference between the ages of the teacher and his pupils . ”

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Actor Terrence Howard made his ex-wife very happy by proposing to her again. Howard proposed to the mother of his two youngest children -- three years after they secretly divorced.

The "Empire" star took to Instagram on Christmas Day to share the news that he proposed to his ex-wife Mira Pak, with whom he shares sons Qirin, 3, and Hero, 2.

Terrence, who turns 50 in March, popped the question to Mira during a dinner in Beverly Hills, where he raised a special toast to their future together.

"We have an idea of how long we think life is, but we do know how short it can be," he said in video footage posed online.

"It took me 45 years to find you... But now that I have you in my 50th year, I will spend the rest of eternity at your side. And I pray that everybody finds that one that will complete them for all eternity because it means everything. I love you."


"I love you too, baby," Mira responded while fighting back tears.

Howard also shared photos of Mira's seven-carat diamond ring, and expressed his gratitude to jewelry designer Ben Baller and owners of custom jewelry company IF & Co. for helping to make his wife-to-be a very happy woman.

"Thank you @benballer @ifandco The Most Gifted Jeweler in The World!!!" Terrence captioned the post. "Valentines coming soon, let's show them how to truly Love your Woman!"

Also proposing this Christmas was up-and-coming rapper Safaree Samuels who gave his girlfriend of 3 months, Erica Mena, a $175,000 engagement ring.

According to my readers who are certified accountants, Mira and Erica can keep their engagement rings if their engagements go sour. A law permits scorned ex-fiancees to keep their rings as "gifts" if the baubles were given to them during the holidays.
 

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola, has agreed to sell the entirety of his 75 per cent direct and indirect shareholdings in Forte Oil.

In a letter sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange and signed by Akinleye Olagbende, the general counsel of Forte Oil, Otedola said he was divesting from the company in order to “explore and maximise business opportunities in refining and petrochemicals”.

“Forte Oil Plc hereby notifies the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Securities and Exchange Commission, Shareholders and the investing community that its Majority Shareholder, Mr. Femi Otedola, CON has reached an agreement with the Prudent Energy team, investing through Ignite Investments and Commodities Limited, to divest of his full 75% direct and indirect shareholding in the Company’s downstream business,” the statement said.

The billionaire has been the majority shareholder in the company since 2007,  when he the Incorporated Trustees of NNPC’s Pension Fund divested its stake to the Otedola-owned Zenon Petroleum & Gas Limited.

The sale of his shareholdings is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019 “subject to the satisfaction of various conditions and receipt of applicable regulatory approvals”.

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Merry Christmas!!!

New Year symbolizes a new start, and I would like to wish you this year not to be afraid to follow your dreams. Explore your creative potential and be happy about who you are.

Happy holidays!

Monday, 24 December 2018

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One of Africa's foremost philosophers, Professor Sophie Oluwole has been reported to have passed away. 

Professor Sophie Oluwole

 

Top African philosopher, Professor Sophie Oluwole is dead, Punch Metro reports.

 

Professor Oluwole known for her pan-African stance passed on at the age of 83.

 

Her death was confirmed by one of her colleagues, Professor Yomi Akinyeye of the Department of History and Strategic Studies, University of Lagos.

 

He said, “Yes, I just confirmed it just now. I spoke to her daughter who confirmed it to me. I don’t have the details just yet.”

 

It was reported that Oluwole died around 8pm on Sunday evening after a protracted illness.

 

Oluwole was the first Nigerian female doctorate degree holder in philosophy and a practitioner of Yoruba philosophy.

 

Born in Igbara-oke, Ondo State in 1936, she studied history, geography and philosophy at the University of Lagos and eventually settled on philosophy.

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Rapper, 50Cent has joined the growing league of celebrities that are acquiring the new Rolls Roys automobile into their fleet. 

Rapper, 50cent posing with his new Rolls Royce automobile

 

American actor and rapper, 50 Cent, paid $440k cash to buy a brand new Rolls Royce as  Christmas gift to himself.

The rapper whose real name is Curtis Jackson III posted a photograph of himself posing with the luxury car and wrote: 'If I like it I’m getting it, if you don’t like it ??‍??don’t watch. Positive Vibes.' 

In another post, he showed off the receipt he was issued after purchasing the Rolls Royce with a set of keys via his Instagram page.

 

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Christmas came early for top comedian, I Go Save as he and his wife welcome their third child. 

Comedian, Comedian, I Go Save, wife and kids

 

Popular comedian, I Go Save, just welcomed a beautiful baby girl with his partner, Becky.

The couple welcomed their first daughter, Aliana, on January 30th 2014 and welcomed another daughter on Thursday January 19th.

Sharing news of his third daughter, I Go Save wrote, 'Christmas gift came early for me. Its a baby girl for me and my girls. Thank You Jesus, the children dey fine and life na brain brain'.

 

The new baby

Otaghware Otas Onodjayeke, known by his stage name is a Nigerian comedian from Delta State, Nigeria who had organized different shows, such as Igosave Unusual, across the globe




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Barcelona was on alert on Monday after the US State Department warned of the risk of a terrorist attack in Spain’s second-largest city during the Christmas holidays.

“Exercise heightened caution around areas of vehicle movement, including buses, in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona during Christmas and New Year’s. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public areas,” the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs said in a tweet on Sunday.


Asked about the warning during an interview with Rac1 radio on Monday, Catalonia’s regional interior minister Miquel Buch said police “were working on this threat”.
“We take seriously all threats, all of them are investigated,” he added, without giving further details.


Top-selling Spanish newspaper El Pais, citing anonymous police sources, said the authorities were looking for a 30-year-old Moroccan man with a licence to drive buses.
Barcelona-based daily El Periodico de Catalunya said Catalan regional police had circulated an internal note that the man could try to drive a bus into crowds in Barcelona.
Contacted by AFP, a spokesman for the regional police force in Catalonia did not confirm police were seeking a Moroccan man but said a “temporary reinforcement of security measures in areas of high concentration of people” was in place.


Spain has kept its terrorist alert unchanged at the second-highest level despite the US State Department warning, although security measures were boosted in December for the Christmas holiday period, a Spanish interior ministry spokesman said.
On August 17, 2017 a van rammed into crowds on Barcelona’s tree-lined Las Ramblas boulevard, killing 14 people. The 22-year-old Moroccan driver then stole a car after killing the driver and fled.


Several hours later five of his accomplices mowed down pedestrians on the promenade of the seaside resort of Cambrils south of Barcelona before stabbing a woman to death.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, Spain’s deadliest in over a decade.

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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has felicitated with Christian faithful and all Nigerians as they celebrate the Christmas and New Year festivities.

Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, congratulated Nigerians for their resilience in the face of the challenges facing the nation and urged them to pray for improvement in the social, political and economic condition of the country, in the New Year.

He urged Nigerians to make it part of their New Year resolution that they will play their constitutional roles to ensure that the country has a peaceful, credible, free and transparent elections in February and March 2019 and that the results of the elections will lead to rapid socio-political and economic development of Nigeria.
“I wish all Nigerians a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. I want to call on Christians, in particular, and Nigerians, in general, to emulate the virtues of Christ, who through self-sacrifice brought salvation to humanity.

“This is a time for us to be our brother’s keeper, extend our generosity to one another and ensure that the less-privileged among us are not left out of the ensuing merriments”, he stated.
He added that the upcoming election is another opportunity to lay a new foundation for the growth and prosperity of the nation and to banish poverty from the land.

While praying for journey mercies for as many Nigerians that would have to travel during the period, he urged the police and other security agencies to be alive to their responsibilities and ensure that the lives and property of Nigerians are fully secured at all times.
“The security agencies must of necessity redouble their efforts to ensure that the Christmas and New Year celebrations are observed peacefully across the country,” Saraki stated

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Afro pop star, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid, surprised fans when he performed at Olamide’s Adedeji aka Baddo’s concert in Lagos shortly after his own show.

In spite holding on the same day, Sunday, Wizkid’s ‘Made in Lagos’ concert and Olamide’s ‘Live In Concert’ (OLIC) were sold out with fans trooping to support each artist.

At about 2 a.m, Wizkid kicked off a live set at his own festival which spanned over one hour.
After the electrifying show, he made it to Olamide’s concert where he delivered a brief but stunning performance of ‘Kana’.
Nigerians on social media spared no time to share their excitement over the support shown by Wizkid amidst claims that the date clash would affect the impact of both concerts.

They commended Wizkid for constantly supporting his colleagues and praised him for being able to perform at two concerts in one night.

@Darey__ tweeted, “Before you lose your home training on this app! This is Wizkid live at #OLIC5 out to support Olamide! The sky is big for everyone to fly please. Much respect Starboy.”

@OOUnetwork said, “Olamide’s #OLIC5 soldout. Wizkid’s #MadeinLagos soldout. Sometimes you don’t need to compete to attain success. God’s grace is sufficient for all.”

@Lailaijeoma said, “Wizkid left his concert #MadaInLagos to perform Kana with Olamide at #OLIC5 When they say the sky is big enough for everyone, this is it!!!”

@Adeyemijobest tweeted, “Maximum respect for wizkid turning up for #OLIC5 after his own show #MadeinLagos.”
This was not the first time Wizkid had made surprise appearances at his colleagues’ concerts.
In November, he surprised Wande Coal and Simi at their headline London shows held the same night.


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Sunday, 23 December 2018

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There's a new baby in the Bieber family...but it's not what you think!

On Saturday, Hailey Baldwin posted photos and videos on her Instagram Story that showed off her and Justin Bieber's cute new dog, Oscar Bieber. In one video, Baldwin filmed the little pup running around their bed while Bieber used his hands as a makeshift toy and played with Oscar. In another photo, Oscar was fast asleep next to Baldwin with his paw right underneath his face.

Aww! 

The "Sorry" singer shared a picture on his Instagram Story of Oscar inside a little fenced-in area with his bed and a bowl of dog food and water sitting elegantly on a place mat. "Merry christmas from Oscar," he wrote


It has been quite the holiday season for the newlyweds.

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Bieber and Baldwin (who also now goes by Hailey Bieber) spent Thanksgiving in Canada with their families. The weekend also coincided with the model's 22nd birthday. They celebrated at home and a video showed that, in a total romantic move, Bieber pushed her face into the delicious looking cake. But it didn't go to waste because there seemed to be a second cake on hand for them all to enjoy as a family.

A day later, the singer wrote about his first Thanksgiving in general and his "first as a married man." He captioned a photo of trees and snow, "First thanksgiving as a married man, first time hosting thanksgiving. First time both sides of the family has come together. Relationships are hard and love isn't always easy but thank you Jesus for showing me how! Every day is a learning process, trying to be more like him, patient, kind, selfless, boy I got a long way! But gods grace is sufficient !"

While the lovebirds are known to be pretty PDA-heavy (especially on a kiss cam....), Baldwin made a rare statement about her relationship with Bieber while talking about social media and its impact on her.

On Dec. 8, she wrote a series of notes that she added to her Instagram story and opened up about how taking breaks from Instagram "is the best thing ever."

She added, "the second I come back on I get immediate anxiety, I get sad and I get worked up."

 

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In another note, the recent Carpool Karaoke star commented on the platform's effect on her marriage and other relationships. "It's hard to focus on your well being and mental health when each time you open Instagram someone is tearing apart your job, or your relationship or essentially any of the things in your life that are positive," she wrote.

She continued, "I just don't believe we're called to live a life where we're so easily caught up in strangers opinions on something they have NOTHING to do with. We need to take a step back and realize we need to express more love and encouragement to one another instead of consistently tearing people down and judging."

Her last note read, "I won't let people make me feel like I'm doing something wrong by enjoying my life and being happy."

One thing that will most definitely help her enjoy her life is her adorable new puppy.

Welcome to the family, Oscar!


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Saturday, 22 December 2018

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Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has taken a swipe at previous governments particularly the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with a charge on Nigerians to ask them what they did with monies earned?

The Vice President also disclosed that in building infrastructures for the development of the country, the administration of President Muhammad Buhari has spent N2.7 trillion on building infrastructure since its assumption in office. Prof. Osinbajo made the disclosure at the palace of the Ovie of Ughelli, HRM Oharisi III during a courtesy visit on the monarch in company of other Urhobo monarchs after he launched the Trader Moni Scheme at the Ughelli Main Market.

In his address to the monarchs, Osinbajo who was accompanied by Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachukwu, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and others, said 30, 000 petty traders would benefit from the scheme with N10,000 each in January, 2019.
Speaking further, he said: “This is not a government that believe that the money of the people should be stolen because our determination is to build this country.
“We are earning today 60 percent less than what the country earned in the past 10years, yet we are spending more in building infrastructure than any government in the country today.

“The question we ought to ask previous government is, what did they do with the monies if today we are still building the Itakpe-Warri railway line which was established 35years ago as well as the Kaduna Hydro project which also was established 40years ago?”

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Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has rejected the dissolution of the State exco of the All Progressives Congress and eventual inauguration of caretaker committee , saying nothing will happen to the executive.


The governor said he had regard for only President Muhammadu Buhari in APC, saying other leaders were nobody to him.
Amosun said this while addressing members of the APC at the party Secretariat along Abiola way, Abeokuta. He declared that the exco would spend four years.

Amosun who spoke in the presence of the embattled exco led by Chief Derin Adebiyi at the party Secretariat insisted that the exco would spend four years despite the purported inauguration of the caretaker committee by the National Working Committee of the party.
Amosun said “You know me by now. For me, I fear God and I respect people. So, it won’t be because we are afraid or we don’t want to talk. Where we are now, what we should concentrate in doing is to let them know that here in Ogun State, this is the home of President Buhari and we must vote massively for him.
“We are human. We are no God and that is why we are telling them that in this coming election, in this Ogun State, it is whoever all of you (people) decide to back that will win the election.

“So, the best way to answer them is through our action. And what is the action? We will use our votes to let them know who owns this Ogun state.
“So, if they are looking for state to destroy they should not think of Ogun State. We are ready for them. We don’t fear them. All of them put together, we don’t fear anybody. We fear God and we fear President Muhammadu Buhari.

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It looks as if Cardi Bis slowly but surely letting Offset back into her life. 

The hip-hop stars appear to be soaking up the sun in Puerto Rico, according to photos shared on social media. A source previously told E! News that the on-again, off-again lovebirds planned to spend Christmas together for the sake of their 5-month-old daughter Kulture

In a snapshot published by TMZ, Cardi is all smiles as she clutches on to Offset on the back of a jet ski. The white bikini she rocked in the photo matches the same one she modeled in her Instagram Stories just hours prior. Additionally, Offset posted photos of the same jet ski on his own social media accounts. And later this evening, Cardi is set to perform at the Electric Holiday music festival in San Juan.

Case closed, right?

In early December, 26-year-old Cardi announced her split from the Migos emcee when proof of his alleged infidelity made its way to the internet. Since then, Offset has made several (very public) attempts to win his wife's forgiveness. 

Most recently, Offset crashed her headlining performance at the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles, complete with a cake and display of 2,000 white and red roses from Venus ET Fleur, worth $15,000, displaying the plea "Take Me Back Cardi."


It looks as if Cardi Bis slowly but surely letting Offset back into her life. 

The hip-hop stars appear to be soaking up the sun in Puerto Rico, according to photos shared on social media. A source previously told E! News that the on-again, off-again lovebirds planned to spend Christmas together for the sake of their 5-month-old daughter Kulture

In a snapshot published by TMZ, Cardi is all smiles as she clutches on to Offset on the back of a jet ski. The white bikini she rocked in the photo matches the same one she modeled in her Instagram Stories just hours prior. Additionally, Offset posted photos of the same jet ski on his own social media accounts. And later this evening, Cardi is set to perform at the Electric Holiday music festival in San Juan.

Case closed, right?

In early December, 26-year-old Cardi announced her split from the Migos emcee when proof of his alleged infidelity made its way to the internet. Since then, Offset has made several (very public) attempts to win his wife's forgiveness. 

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Cardi B and Offset: Romance Rewind

Most recently, Offset crashed her headlining performance at the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles, complete with a cake and display of 2,000 white and red roses from Venus ET Fleur, worth $15,000, displaying the plea "Take Me Back Cardi."

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Our insider said Cardi was "not pleased" by the gesture, but "understands where he is coming from and appreciates that he is trying." 

As for what led the "Money" songstress to ultimately decide to reunite with Offset over the holidays, the source shared, "Cardi B wants Offset to be a part of Kulture's life and wants him to spend Christmas with his daughter. It's Kulture's first Christmas and it means a lot to Cardi to have the family together."

So can fans expect the duo to officially reconcile under the mistletoe? Not so fast. 

Another source previously told E! News, "She isn't ready to take him back. Cardi is trying to keep focused and keep her head clear until she figures out what she wants to do."


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Cardi B dropped her new music video for her single "Money" on Friday. In the video, the former stripper twerks, slides down a pole and breastfeeds her infant daughter Kulture -- all while rapping about her love of money inside a bank.

Yes, we know: Cardi stacks money to the ceiling. But there's more to life than just money -- which we see plenty of in the music video.

"I got bands in the coupe/ Busting out the roof,"she raps as paper money flutters in the air around her.

"I like boarding jets, I like morning sex (Whoo!)/ But nothing in this world that I like more than checks (Money)," she raps.

Cardi and her baby's father, rapper Offset, will reportedly spend Christmas together. Cardi announced the couple was divorcing, but that turned out to be a publicity stunt for a reality TV show that's in the works.

I rated this video 2 stars only because I couldn't understand a word Cardi was saying without referencing a lyrics website.

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Jada Pinkett-Smith once dated retired NBA star Grant Hill. The 47-year-old actress made the surprising revelation on her popular Red Table Talk web series on Facebook.

In response to a viewer-submitted question, Jada said Grant Hill was the first boyfriend she brought home to meet her family during the holidays.

It helped that he was a handsome pro basketball player in those days. He didn't have to try too hard to impress her family.

Jada is now married to actor Will Smith, the father of her children Willow and Jaden.

Jada and Grant still keep in touch, but she reminded her Red Table viewers that Grant is happily married to his wife of 19 years, singer Tamia, the mother of his two daughters, Myla Grace and Leal Rose.

Nowadays Grant, 46, is co-owner and Vice Chariman of the Atlanta Hawks organization. When he's not doing charitable work in Atlanta, Grant adds to his extensive art collection from around the world.




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Friday, 21 December 2018

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A combined global audience of 1 . 12 billion watched the World Cup final between France and Croatia in July , FIFA , the governing body of world football , said on Friday.
In total , FIFA said , a “ combined 3 . 572 billion viewers – more than half of the global population aged four and over – tuned in to world football ’ s ultimate competition ” for at least a minute , over the course of the World Cup’ s from June 14 to July 15.

A survey it had commissioned by FIFA found that 3 . 04 billion viewers caught at least three minutes, a 10. 9 per cent increase on Brazil 2014 , and 2 . 49 billion watched at least 30 minutes, or one third of one match , up on 2014 ’ s 1 . 95 billion.
FIFA calculated that the average live audience for each of the 64 matches was 191 million .
The survey estimated that 9 . 5 per cent of that audience , or 309 . 7 million people, watched no coverage at home but “ caught the action on digital platforms , in public viewing areas or in bars and restaurants . ”

That proportion was higher for the final between France and Croatia . FIFA said 884 . 37 million viewers tuning in to traditional TV coverage and a further 231 . 82 million watching outside the home or digitally.

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The National Coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in Benue State , Garus Gololo , on Thursday took a swipe at the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party , stating that if elected, he ( Atiku ) would create division in the country .

Gololo was reacting to a statement by Atiku campaign media organisation . One of the Alhaji Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign spokesmen , Phrank Shaibu , had earlier in the week said there would be more killings of farmers by suspected Fulani herdsmen if President Muhammadu Buhari was re -elected next year .
The Miyetti Allah leader in Benue State said it was wrong for Atiku to have made such inciting statement , noting that it was not only Fulani herdsmen that had issues with farmers in Nigeria .


He said , “ We Fulani herdsmen are not killers and before Buhari came to power , there were crisis between farmers and herders in Benue , Tarawa , Nasarawa , Adamawa and some other states .
He said , “ I am disappointed in Atiku because he had already divided Nigeria even when he has not come to power . Buhari has nothing to do with herdsmen , he is a Nigerian and it is the people of Nigeria that voted him into power and l believe they will still vote him again in 2019 . ”

“ Nigerians should ask Atiku about the N68 . 8 bn proceeds from NEPA which he sold when he superintended over the privatisation process of the then NEPA .
“ People should talk about the power plants or the money he raised from the sale of that public asset . As far as I am concerned, Atiku is not a credible candidate to contest the coming presidential election in Nigeria because he is so sentimental and if they vote him in as president , he would divide Nigeria the more.
“ So , for us Fulanis , we are not killers , neither are we criminals nor kidnappers and President Buhari has nothing to do with herdsmen. It is the people of Nigeria who voted Buhari in 2015 and they will still vote him . The crisis between farmers and herdsmen is a common thing everywhere across the world it is not peculiar to Nigeria . ”

Gololo asked the PDP presidential candidate if herdsmen were responsible for killings when he was a vice president .

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Thursday, 20 December 2018

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The upper chamber of the National Assembly, Thursday, urged the federal government to unravel the circumstances surrounding the assassination of former Chief of Defence staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd).

The Senate also urged the security agencies to search and rescue the personal staff of the slain Air Force Chief held hostage by the assailants.

The call by the Senate was sequel to a motion sponsored by Senator Binta Masi Garba (Adamawa North) and co-sponsored by Senator Bala Na’Allah (Kebbi south).

Garba recalled that “Badeh retired in July 2015 in line with military tradition a pulling-out parade was held at the Mogadishu cantonment Abuja where Air Chief Marshal Badeh gave his valedictory speech before proceeding to his home state”.

She however regretted that the late Chief of Defence staff died from gunshot wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked while returning from his farm alongside his driver while one of his personal staff is still held hostage by the assailants.

In his contribution, Senator Shehu Sani, who lamented that the killing was an addition to the cases of unresolved assassination, warned that the state must take the issue very seriously.



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The Federal Road Safety Corps , Badagry -Seme Command , says its officers are not aiding and abetting rice smugglers as being speculated in some quarters .
The Unit Commander , Mr Fatai Bakare , made the clarification on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Badagry , Lagos State .

According to Bakare , the operations of FRSC commences by 6 am and ends by 6 pm, except when are on special patrol which extends to 10 pm.
“ This special operation is restricted to the metropolis and not outside the metropolis because we are not armed .

“ You don ’ t expect us to be in a secluded point when we are not armed .
“ You don ’ t expect our staffers to be in a secluded point around 1 am , when bad boys , armed to the teeth move around , ” he said .
Bakare said that FRSC officials were not trained to arrest smugglers , who usually move at night at high speed , and armed with sophisticated weapons .

“ If you look at the operations of smugglers , you will notice that they move in the night and in a convoy .
“ They are very reckless when they move, ready to kill. They are armed with assorted weapons like swords, cutlasses , charms and at times gun .
“ How can you expect a non-armed organisation to arrest such vehicles and people?
“ There have been several attacks by the smugglers and other agencies which led to death .
“ Have we not been seeing obituaries in the dailies of some people from different agencies that were killed by the smugglers despite the fact that they are armed ?
“ So , what do you think will happen if our staffers make attempts to arrest them ?
“ We only restricted our programme to enlightenment; we go to Churches , Mosques, marketplaces, palaces and motor parks .
“ We use these media to pass our information across since we do not have the wherewithal to confront them on the road , ” he said .

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There was tension on Thursday at the Headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission as protesters from Yewa Senatorial District in Ogun State exchanged words with security operatives .

The protesters numbering over 200 under the aegis of Masses Against Electoral Fraud , are all members of the All Progressives Congress and Yewa Collective Action Movement .
They were protesting against the alleged irregularities which produced Dapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate of APC in Ogun State .
As early as 8 :30am , the protesters bearing anti -APC placards , including “ INEC must disqualify Dapo Abiodun ” and “ Security agencies should investigate Dapo Abiodun ” , marched towards INEC office .

But they were barred from getting close to the electoral commission headquarters by a combined team of security agencies , who insisted that the protesters cannot block the road .
While the security agencies were asking them to move or regret their actions , the protesters said they were on a legitimate mission .
The protesters insisted on going into the INEC office , even as the police and officers of the Department of State Services threatened to shoot at them if they do not go back .
The protesters went ahead with the protest and thereafter proceeded to APC national secretariat .

The spokesperson of the protesters and chieftain of APC in Ogun state, Ishola Adeshina , told The PUNCH that “ the emergence of Dapo Abiodun is a fraud . ”
He called on the chairman of INEC , Prof . Mahmoud Yakubu and the relevant organs of the commission not to recognise Dapo Abiodun until all cases were settled .

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The Kardashian-Jenner family is looking to start fresh in the new year, and that means bidding farewell to their official apps. 

Kim KardashianKhloe KardashianKourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner announced Wednesday that each of their websites will go dark in 2019. "We've had an incredible experience connecting with all of you through our apps these past few years but have made the difficult decision to no longer continue updating in 2019. We truly hope you've enjoyed this journey as much as we have, and we look forward to what's ahead," a statement read

Around this time last year, Kendall Jennerechoed a similar sentiment when she shut down her app

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Launched in 2015, access to the stars' apps cost subscribers $2.99 a month. Content primarily featured never-before-seen photos and videos from their personal lives, as well as insight into their beauty, fitness and diet routines. 

The E! reality TV personalities continue switching things up in their empire, as just eight months ago Kim announced the closure of their DASH clothing boutiques.

Of course, that's not to say the Kardashian fam is slowing down by any means. 

Just yesterday, 21-year-old Kylie made Forbes' list of America's Wealthiest Celebs. With a net worth of $900 million, the cosmetics mogul landed the No. 5 spot behind the likes of George Lucas and Oprah Winfrey, and yes—she's still on track to become the youngest self-made billionaire ever. 

Likewise, 23-year-old Kendall was recently named the highest-paid model of 2018 by Forbes. By grossing $22.5 million within the past year, the catwalk queen out-earned industry vets like Karlie KlossGisele Bündchen and Cara Delevingne

With plenty of new projects certainly on the horizon in 2019, we can't wait to continue keeping up with the Kardashians!

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018

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Popular singer, Simisola Ogunleye aka Simi and Adekunle Gold are reportedly engaged.

According to a post on The Net Instagram page on Tuesday, the duo got engaged over the weekend.

The engagement was reportedly attended by only close family and photos were not allowed at the events.

The post read, ”Did you guys hear that Simi and Adekunle Gold are now engaged? The two had a low key introduction ceremony this past weekend.

”It was attended by only their family and close friends, and photos were not allowed to be taken.

”Wish them all the best guys! And when you see photos, remember we told you first. They are now accepting hashtag suggestions.”