Friday, 30 November 2018

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AY comedian and wife, Mabel yesterday celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary and he surprised her with a brand new Lexus SUV He also said he will be giving her 10 things.

See video of the SUV below... Big congrats to her.

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Even though Nicki Minaj and Cardi B agreed to stop taking public shots at one another amidst their feud, that didn’t stop Nicki from throwing some subtle shade at her nemesis in her new video for ‘Good Form.’

Nicki Minaj dropped her sexy new music video for “Good Form” on Nov. 29, and there may have been a very important cameo that you missed! At one point, Nicki is shaking her booty in a mesh outfit, and she’s joined by Baddie Gi and Jade, who are also getting their twerk on. Baddie Gi and Jade are strip club bartenders, and the same women who are planning to sue Cardi B , claiming she ordered an attack on them earlier this year. The women claim that Cardi ordered the hit because she believed Jade had slept with her husband, Offset .

Back in October, Cardi turned herself in for her role in the bar fight, and was charged with misdemeanor assault and reckless endangerment. The alleged attack went down back in August, when Cardi showed up to the strip club because Offset was performing. The bartenders claim Cardi ordered her posse to throw bottles and chairs at them, leaving them with injuries that required medical attention, according to TMZ. Jade also said Cardi had been threatening her for months before things got physical. A lawyer for the bartenders has vowed to “bring [Cardi] to justice” over this situation, and Baddie Gi and Jade are reportedly planning to sue Cardi themselves.

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Meanwhile, Nicki and Cardi obviously also have major beef of their own, which majorly escalated after an altercation at a New York Fashion Week party in September. During the incident, Cardi attempted to throw a shoe at Nicki because she believed the rapper had ‘liked’ a comment about her parenting on social media, which Nicki denied.

After that, the ladies took shots at one another in interviews and on social media. However, after things got heated again in October, they finally agreed to take their drama out of the public eye. “Ok you guys, let’s focus on positive things only from here on out,” Nicki tweeted. “We’re all so blessed. I know this stuff is entertaining & funny to a lot of people but I won’t be discussing this nonsense anymore.” Cardi reposted the tweet and wrote, “alright then! Let’s keep it positive and keep pushing!”

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Floyd Mayweather had to come out of pocket more than $ 600 , 000 to settle charges brought against him by the SEC for his role in a cryptocurrency scandal . . . officials have announced . >>> As we previously reported , Floyd and DJ Khaled both went to social media in 2017 to promote a crypto coin called Centra . <<<

The problem according to the Securities and Exchange Commission . . . neither star disclosed that they were getting paid to promote the coin . . . which is a violation of federal law . Turns out , Floyd received $ 300 , 000 to promote the coin and DJ got $ 50 , 000 .
Officials previously said the company behind the coin was operating illegally , misleading investors and several of the execs listed on the company website don ' t really exist . The whole thing was essentially deemed a giant scam.
The SEC brought charges against both Floyd and Khaled - - but they both were able to settle their cases behind closed doors after writing big checks .

Officials say Floyd ponied up $ 300 k in disgorgement ( the money he made for promoting the coin ) plus another $ 300 k in fines and another $ 14 k in interest .
Khaled paid $ 50 , 000 in disgorgement plus $ 100 , 000 in fines plus another $ 2 , 725 in interest .

Mayweather - - who was cooperative with investigators - - also agreed NOT to promote any kind of currency for the next 3 years . Khaled agreed to hold off for 2 years .

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The Sultan of Sokoto , Alhaji Sa ’ ad Abubakar III , has urged the Federal Government to ensure the conduct of free, fair and credible elections in 2019 .

Abubakar , represented by the Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa , made the appeal on Friday at the 29 th Muslim Sister ’ s National Conference in Abuja .
“ Let me justifiably appeal to the government on 2019 election to demonstrate moral determination to conduct a credible , free and fair elections , to fulfil the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights , article 21 Section 3 , ” he said .


The Sultan quoted the section as follows: “ The will of the people shall be the basis of authority of government .
“ The will shall be expressed in periodic and general elections which shall be made by universal equal suffrage through secret vote or free voting procedure . ”
He , therefore , urged Muslim sisters to exercise their democratic franchise and support religious institutions in the realisation of credible elections in the country .

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The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Monday revealed his knowledge of football when Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi paid him a visit at his Bourdillon, Ikoyi home in Lagos.

Mikel, who plays in the Chinese Super League, had visited Tinubu to seek his support for Africa’s Next Football Superstar, a talent hunt programme initiated by the Mikel Obi Foundation.
But the ex-Chelsea midfielder, who won two EPL titles, three FA Cups, one Football League Cup as well as the UEFA Champions League and Europa League in 11 years at Stamford Bridge, was perhaps astonished when Tinubu displayed his huge knowledge of the game


“I’m very proud and honoured to receive you (Mikel). I’m a great fan of football even though not much of a fan of your former club (Chelsea). I sincerely tried to watch Chelsea all the time you were there because you are a great talent,” Tinubu stated while receiving Mikel.
Tinubu in a chat with Newsmen, revealed that he is a staunch follower of English Premier League giants Manchester United.
“Chelsea is not my club but he (Mikel) is my club and we will support his project. I’m a Man United fan to the core,” the former Governor of Lagos State said.


“Last weekend, I watched the Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea game with one eye because I’m always envious of Chelsea. I always wish we (Manchester United) beat them. I sympathise with him (Mikel), his former club had to take a hit from Tottenham.
“When Mikel was there however, I watched Chelsea each time he was on the pitch with both eyes because he’s a great talent. It’s been a wonderful homecoming for him and we will do everything to support him.”
Though he may not support Chelsea, Tinubu admitted his love for Mikel has seen him visit Stamford Bridge to watch the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner in action for the Blues.
“I’ve been to Chelsea to watch their games because of him (Mikel). I always want him to win, he’s a great midfielder. He’s helped the club a lot, he’s brought the name of the club up, he has the team spirit and camaradene, which made Chelsea proud.”


However, when Tinubu was asked about the dwindling fortunes of Manchester United, he replied, “Are we discussing only football today (Monday)? Right now I’m going to play my own game, politics. Whatever is happening to Man United, no one club can stay up forever. They’ve set a great record already and we would be back on top. I think we are around number seven in the English Premier League table now. It’s too early in the season to write us off, we will never say die.”
Thereafter, the respected politician walked briskly towards his Range Rover Sport, as his retinue of aides tried to outshine each other in opening the door for him.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has told President Muhammadu Buhari that he is ready for a debate with him ahead of the 2019 elections.
Abubakar told Buhari this on Thursday at the inauguration of the party’s presidential campaign council in Abuja.

He also said he is dedicated to an issued-based campaign and not “attack on individuals.”
“I have been asked to remind the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari that I, Atiku Abubakar, am ready for a debate,”he said.
Abubakar also called for the removal of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, before the elections.

The opposition has at various times accused Idris of compromise, especially as it relates to elections.
“We must demand the removal of the inspector-general of police. As members of the campaign council, you have the responsibility to ensure our mandates are achieved,” he said.
“We must run a disciplined campaign based on issues. We are facing an APC government desperate for power so this will be a tough if not toughest campaign.”
“I made clear from the beginning that my campaign will be focused on issues rather than attack on characters. Nigerians know the APC government has failed woefully. We must continue to remind our people of that and also tell them what we will do differently.”

The PDP presidential candidate called on Buhari to sign the electoral act amendment bill which have been forwarded to him by the national assembly.
“While it is customary to require politicians to conduct themselves well, good laws are essential for this,” he said.
“I call on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law without further delay the electoral act amendment which is on his desk if he is truly interested in the conduct of free and fair elections.”

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The Nigerian government won't receive the 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets it paid the United States government the sum of $469.4 million for until 2024.

2020 had been set as the initial delivery date of the jets but that has now been extended by four years.

President Muhammadu Buhari had controversially withdrawn the sum in question from the excess crude account, without the initial approval of the National Assembly, for the procurement of the jets which the government hopes will improve national security and help in its fight against terrorist group, Boko Haram.

Even though the delivery date was reported to be set for 2020, the United States Department of Defence has revealed that the fighter jets won't be ready for delivery till 2024.

The Defence Department announced on Wednessday, November 28 that the contract for the jets has been awarded to Sierra Nevada Corporation. The contract, worth $329 million, includes Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) systems installed in six of the aircrafts.
The contract also provides for ground training equipment, mission planning systems, mission debrief systems, spares, ground support equipment and support services for personnel of the Nigeria Air Force.

The manufacturing of the fighter jets will take place in Jacksonville, Florida, according to the Department of Defence.
The late delivery date of the jets had previously nearly stalled the deal and the new date is expected to create further friction, especially with a resurgence in Boko Haram's activities in the northeast region.
Boko Haram's troubling resurgence
12 days ago, terrorists belonging to Boko Haram faction, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) , overran the 157 Task Force Battalion in Metele » village in Guzamala local government area of Borno during an attack on November 18.

Even though many reports indicated that over 100 soldiers were killed in the attack with many others missing, the Army disclosed in a statement on Wednesday, November 28, that 23 soldiers were killed » with 31 others injured.
The statement also revealed that terrorists staged a series of attacks on Nigerian troops » between November 2 and November 17. The attacks took place in Kukawa, Ngoshe , Kareto and Gajiram, all in Borno, but were 'successfully repelled' by troops who killed 'several members' of the terrorist group. However, 16 soldiers were killed in the attacks while 12 were injured.
The Army also noted that despite systematically degrading Boko Haram in the past three years, the terrorists are staging a resurgence with daring moves that include the increased use of drones against troops' defensive positions and infusion of foreign fighters in their ranks.
Eliminate Boko Haram 'from face of the earth'
President Buhari was in Maiduguri, Borno State on Wednesday to declare open the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference » as the guest of honour.
While delivering his speech, the president charged the military's leadership to ensure that their plans and programmes meet the nation's security challenges. He also urged the Army to remain committed to defeating Boko Haram.
"I want to encourage our troops not to be distracted by whatever speculations but remain focused and committed to the task of eliminating

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Boko Haram from the face of the earth," he said.
He said security remains one of the cardinal objectives of his administration and promised that no effort will be spared to support troops, including reviewing their welfare package.
"I want to assure you that, as your commander in chief, I will do everything within my powers to continue empowering you by providing all the necessary equipment for you to prevail on the field.
"I also want you to be aware that I'm currently looking into measures to improve your entitlements and welfare generally," he said.

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She's not joking! When it takes you years to work on a film, cost and other logistics too, you want to come all OUT for the premiere and Uche did just that as she attended her movie premiere ‘Heaven on My Mind’ yesterday in Lagos. Ever seen Uche this 'decked' before? Mama came all out

Thursday, 29 November 2018

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Oni Waheed, the divisional crime officer, Ilaro police command, Ogun State, has advised the public to desist from buying cell phones from strangers in order not to get into trouble with the law.

Mr Waheed gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ota, Ogun State.
He said instead, people should purchase their cell phones from well-known outlets to prevent them from getting into police net.
“It is easy to trace cell phones bought from an outlet when crime is being committed by criminals than the one purchased from a stranger,” he said.

Mr Waheed noted that hoodlums sometimes robbed people of their valuables like cell phones, laptops and money and sell them to innocent people.
According to him, most of the criminals who indulge in the act usually sell the stolen goods to innocent people, on the pretext that they needed money urgently to attend to some needs.
“We have seen many victims of such problem and there is no evidence to prove their innocence.”

via NAN

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has given an account of military losses in recent weeks to Boko Haram terrorists and at the same time made a chilling revelation that the insurgents have gone hi-tech in fighting Nigerian soldiers.

He revealed that the Boko Haram insurgents now use drones and mercenaries to attack troops’ formations in the northeast.
A statement signed by Brig. Gen. Sani Kukasheka, on behalf of Buratai and issued on Wednesday said the trend pose threats which require review of military operations against the insurgents.

“Since 2015; the Nigerian Army in conjunction with sister services and other security agencies have systematically degraded the capabilities and capacity of Boko Haram terrorists and many successes were achieved.
“However, in the last two to three months, we have noticed daring moves by the terrorists, increased use of drones against our defensive positions and infusion of foreign fighters in their ranks. These potent threats require us to continually review our operations”.
Buratai disclosed that 39 soldiers were killed and 43 others wounded in multiple attacks coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents on various military locations in the past few weeks.
He disclosed that insurgents attacked Kukawa, Ngoshe, Kareto, Gajiram and Metele military locations between Nov. 2 and 18, adding that they were successfully repelled by the gallant troops and several insurgents killed.
“In recent weeks, Nigerian troops deployed in the North East of Nigeria under Operation LAFIYA DOLE have come under series of attacks by large numbers of Boko Haram Terrorists.
“Specifically; the Nigerian Army troops deployed at Kukawa, Ngoshe, Kareto and Gajiram came under attack at different times within a two-week period between November 2 and 17, 2018. Each of these incidents was successfully repelled and several members of the terrorists killed.

“However, a total of 16 personnel were killed in the course of these attacks while 12 soldiers wounded in action and are receiving treatment at our military medical facilities.
“As you are all aware, Nigeria is contributing troops to the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) which has its headquarters in N’djamena, Chad. One of the Nigerian battalions; 157 Task Force Battalion, deployed under the auspices of the MNJTF was attacked at their base on the outskirts of a town called METELE on November 18, 2018.

“During the attack, the troops were forced to withdraw and several casualties were recorded. As at date 23 personnel were killed in action and 31 personnel wounded and have been evacuated to several medical hospitals within Borno State,” Buratai said.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has during its meeting on Wednesday, approved the reduction in the exam fees for JAMB and NECO.
The slash in examination registration fees for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), National Examination Council and the Basic Education Certificate was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu at the end of the FEC meeting.

According to him, the JAMB fee for the UTME will reduce from N5,000 to N3,500, the Senior Secondary School fee charge by NECO will reduce from N11,350 to N9,850 and the Basic Education certificate by NECO will reduce from N5,500 to N4,000.
The new fee regime would however be effective as from January, 2019 according to the education minister.

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Nigerians have not stopped talking as Deji Adeyanju, the Convener of Concerned Nigerians, was today arrested by the officers of Nigeria Police while leading a protest tagged ‘ Police Are Not Politicians, Save Our Democracy’ in Abuja.


The protest was to demand the non-involvement of the Police in the forthcoming 2019 general election.
Adeyanju was arrested alongside two others at about 10:55am by armed policemen stationed in front of the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
He was with some of the protesters at the premises of the building and while they were arranging the banners and placards in preparation for the rally, the Police arrested him.


The Police, earlier today barricaded the roads leading to the Force Headqaurters to prevent the activists from carrying out the protest.
Last Friday, the group held a similar protest at the Embassy of the United States of America, where they expressed concerns over the credibility of the 2019 general election.
The group accused the security agencies of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to manipulate the election.
The Last, however has not been heard there are also indications that the Activist will be subsequently be arraigned in court.
This seemingly spurred some Nigerians to anger as they took to twitter to protest Adeyanju’s arrest, describing it as trampling on human rights and democracy.


With the hash tags saying #freeDejiNow, some also expressed pride in Adeyanju’s action (leading the protest), giving him accolades for brazing up and standing for the common man.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday visited injured soldiers in Maiduguri, Borno state.
On November 18, the Al Barnawi faction of Boko Haram attacked the 157 Task Force Battalion based at Metele in the northern part of Borno State, killing scores of the Nigerian troops while others were injured.


Buhari who was in the state for the COAS Annual Conference used the opportunity to address Nigerian soldiers at the battlefields to further boost their morale.
He later visited the hospital where injured soldiers were being treated.


He commended them for their bravery while commiserating with the families of the fallen heroes. Buhari had in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Saturday, assured that immediate measures are being taken to ensure that the loopholes which led to the fatalities are blocked once and for all.

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Maurizio Sarri has confirmed a double injury blow for Chelsea ahead of PAOK Salonika clash in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night at Stamford Bridge.

The 59-year-old Italian coach has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s provided a team news and injury update as the Blues boss will do without Eden Hazard and Victor Moses.

Belgium international has been ruled out with an ankle injury that he picked up during the 3-1 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday while out-of-favour winger and retired Nigerian star will play no part in the game against the Greek Super League side due to a back problem.

Sarri told reporters: "The last problem is Moses. I spoke with the doctor and he has a back problem this morning, so I think he will not be able to play tomorrow.
''Then Hazard of course it is not a serious injury. He will not be able to play tomorrow but I think he will be able to recover for the Premier League match (Fulham).

Moses has not started a competitive game for Chelsea since September 26 when he went the distance against Liverpool in the League Cup and England U17 World Cup-winning winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to be included in the matchday squad.

Chelsea head into the game tomorrow sitting six points clear of Vidi at the top of Group L so they just need to avoid defeat against third-placed POAK to secure top spot with a game to spare.

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Barcelona will have to cash in on three players to be able to fund Neymar’s deal from Paris Saint-Germain.
The Brazilian ace earns €40m-a-year, the Camp Nou outfit can only meet up with his demands if they sell some of their big profile stars in a bid to accommodate the demand of the Paris Saint-Germain star next summer, this is according to Okdiario's chief pundit, Eduardo Inda.




"In Barça, if they want to sign the player who left them, then first they must get rid of Luis Suárez, Dembélé and Arturo Vidal to be able to pay Neymar's current salary," said Inda.
A swap involving Ousmane Dembele is likely, adds Inda.


"Dembélé will end up in PSG," he stated.
Barcelona will travel to Holland to play against PSV in the Champions League on Wednesday evening to seal the first spot of the group having qualified for the knockout stage in their last match against Inter Milan.


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There she is! Melania Trump was all smiles at the White House Christmas Reception on Tuesday, November 27, despite missing the official decorations reveal! Here’s why! And, see photos from the reception, here!
Melania Trump , 48, looked stunning in a belted cream-colored dress at the White House Christmas Reception on Tuesday, November 27! The First Lady and President Donald Trump , 72, hosted the lavish event, which greeted guests with an orchestra. Melania, with her hair down and wavy, was all smiles at the holiday reception despite skipping out on the White House Christmas Decorations reveal on Monday.

As for the Christmas Reception, Donald and Melania welcomed attendees from behind a podium, addressing the group over a microphone. “I just want to wish [you] Merry Christmas, and a happy, prosperous and peaceful New Year, and enjoy the White House,” Melania said to guests. The orchestra’s musicians, who were dressed in red coats, at in front of beautifully decorated Christmas trees as they played.
The president added (as seen captured on an attendee’s Instagram): “On behalf of the White House, on behalf of the president, I just want to say congratulations and your entire staff and many of whom are right in the audience right now, really that’s a job well…”, he said before the video cut off his speech.


But why did she decide to opt out of the big reveal? It turns out the First Family didn’t want to bring negativity into their home. “They didn’t want to engage in the traditional media reveal this year because they feel the press is so hostile towards them that they really don’t want to entertain them in their home,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. However, the insider notes that select members of the media were allowed to walk through decorated areas of the White House for a limited time on an unguided tour. “As far as Melania is concerned though, the decorations are for her family, and for the public to enjoy, not for the media, who will likely only try and criticize what she’s done, just as they did last year,” the source explains.
The First Family will open up the People’s House to the public throughout December for tours of the Christmas decorations,” the source says. They also have a ton of events organized, including carol singing concerts, festive dinners, and high school musicians performing. “Melania loves the Holidays and she goes all out for Christmas. —She’s actually been working on this year’s theme and festivities since August, and she’s incredibly proud of how everything has turned out!”

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The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) is set to inaugurate a N1 billion hostel it built for the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Kaduna State.


The management of the university described the Dangote hostel project as a “big relief,” saying that accommodation is one of the nightmares of the sprawling university.


The Director, Physical Planning and Municipal Services of the university, Muhammad Aminu Sambo, said: “This is a big relief because the university has limited accommodation in relation to the number of students admitted every year. This is one of our nightmares.”
Speaking to journalists, Sambo said out of the over 50,000 students admitted yearly, the university could only provide accommodation for only about 13,000. He commended the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and urged all able Nigerians to emulate him and intervene in the education sector.



In his reaction, the Chief Architect of ABU, Yabani Abubakar, described the hostel as a monumental intervention, saying that it is a set of 10 blocks with 36 rooms each. Abubakar, who is the Chief Physical Planning and Development Officer (CPPDO), said the newly-built Dangote Hostel has been completed and will be inaugurated during the upcoming convocation ceremony.
According to him, as part of his commitment, Dangote visited the hostel recently and directed that new state-of-the-art facilities like solar power be installed. He said the hostel is located in Phase II section of the main campus and will be initially used as a wholly-male hostel from next academic session.


The Managing Director and CEO of the Aliko Dangote Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou, had said supporting education is one of the foundation’s priorities, adding that the ADF was recently endowed with $1.25 billion.
The National President of the Ahmadu Bello University Alumni Association, Prof. Ahmed Tijani Mora, recently noted that the contribution of the foundation to the education sector, and more importantly to the school, is unprecedented and as a result, the alumni association conferred a Corporate Award on the business mogul.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, commended Dangote, saying that the support was timely as the university has limited accommodation facility for its students.


The group had recently donated a world-class Dangote Business School worth N1.2 billion to the Bayero University Kano and donated another Business School complex in the University of Ibadan, among other interventions.
Dangote, who is Africa’s richest man had said: “I do not only want to be known as Africa’s richest man, but the biggest philanthropist. I will continue to use my resources and my voice to help shape a better Nigeria and Africa as a whole.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo makes another history Uefa Champions League despite not scoring in Juventus 1-0 win over Valencia at Allianz Stadium in matchday five on Tuesday night.
The 33-year-old Portugal international played a key role against La Liga outfit after providing the assist on 59 minutes to Croatian Mario Mandzukic to tapped in for his third goal in as many matches to clinch their passage to the knockout round.

Ronaldo becomes the first ever player to reach 100 Champions League wins and he is already the all-time leading scorer in Europe’s elite club event, with 121 efforts to his name.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner who joined Juventus last summer from Real Madrid and former Los Blancos is targeting a sixth Champions League title to add to his four with the Spanish team and one with Manchester United.
The Serie A Champions have now made the last 16 of the Champions League five straight years for the first time in their illustrious history.

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Twitter reacts as Jose Mourinho slammed crate of a water bottle to the ground at Old Trafford following Marouane Fellaini's last-minute winner for Manchester United over Young Boys on Tuesday night.

The 31-year-old Belgium international controlled a knock on from fellow countrymate Romelu Lukaku before turning his defender and finishing neatly into the bottom left corner to send Red Devils to last 16 of the Champions League with a game to go.

Mourinho's temper began to rise after just five minutes when Marcus Rashford missed a one-on-one and he then frequently approached the touchline, visibly irritated and regularly shouting at his players before the last minute's goal saw Portuguese coach as kicked wildly at a tray of drinks bottles before picking it up and smashing it to the ground near the dug-out.

However, former Chelsea boss may face UEFA action fine after he angrily hurled a container of drinks bottles to the turf in frenzied celebration, sending fragments flying in all directions but football fans worldwide reacted via Twitter.

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Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman, has donated the faculty of engineering to Augustine University (AUI) Epe, Lagos.

The structure is said to be worth N2 billion. On Tuesday, Otedola attended the foundation laying ceremony of the faculty.
Present at the ceremony was Alfred Martins, the proprietor of the institution and Catholic archbishop of Lagos.

Augustine University is a private Catholic-owned tertiary institution located in Ilara, a town in Epe. It was approved on February 25, 2015. AUI offers courses at undergraduate and post graduate levels. Otedola is an indigene of Epe.

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She said this at a dinner in Lagos where Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former president of Liberia, endorsed her presidential ambition.
During the dinner, which was organised by Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR), Ezekwesili narrated her age-long friendship with Sirleaf, part of which was her role as a senior adviser on economic reforms to the ex-Liberian president.


The ACPN presidential candidate explained that the exemplary leadership of Sirleaf showed that when “a woman stands up to say ‘I want to lead’, she is ready to serve.”
Ezekwesili said that Nigerians needed “a leader that is willing to give their all in character, competence and capacity to serve the people and take the country out of stagnation, mediocrity and cycles of failure in the hands of old order politicians.”
According to her, women and youths must find their voice in our country, and demonstrate that they are fed up of poor quality leaders who have held the country down regardless of which political party holds sway.


“It is time to vote them out so we can build a prosperous, stable and harmonious nation where everyone has equal opportunity to do well,” she added.
While urging Nigerians not to give up on the country, she said, “It is either we all resigned to hopelessness, surrendered and said thank you Nigeria, you defeated us, or we did one more thing; and that is, to mobilize ourselves as citizens and elect as President in 2019, a person whose track record of service to Nigeria and Nigerians is well known. That person is Oby Ezekwesili.
“I detest the bad leadership by old order political class while the country totters. I am therefore ready to mobilise my fellow citizens to #Fight4Naija. Nigeria needs all of us to fight for her rescue from the grips of those who are planning to be re-elected or elected again so that they can fail even more and watch more citizens join the already 87 million extremely poor Nigerians.



“The 2019 election is our opportunity to say ‘No’ with finality. It is truly now over for those who cannot offer any innovative ideas for the development of our country.
“In recent time, we haven’t seen people break out of poverty as it used to happen. A lot of our politicians and elite like me all had the opportunity to break out of poverty through access to education. Sadly these days, our people are trapped in poverty and parents cannot give qualitative education to take their children out of poverty. It is an entrapment that we must urgently destroy.
She warned that Nigeria cannot make progress with the increasing rate of poverty and declared that she was ready to rescue Nigeria from mismanagement.



She said, “How long are we going to last if we keep growing a an inter-generational dynasty of poverty? Nigeria has now taken over from India (which is 1.3 billion people and also seven times our population) as the world headquarters of extreme poverty.
“On the day that statistics came out, there wasn’t even an outrage from our politicians. Instead, political parties were busy passing the buck, defending their administrations and blaming others. No sense of embarrassment of such massive failure of our country. There is no better evidence of failure of our political class.
“Nigeria and Nigerians need to be rescued. It is time to say no to crippling failures. It is truly now that we must fight!.”

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Okorocha of Imo state, Uche Nwosu has dumped the All Progressives Congress for the Democratic Peoples’ Party , (DPP).
According to information gathered by Naija News , Nwosu, some members of the state house of assembly, as well as some of Governor Okorocha’s aides, defected on Tuesday.


Their defection is reportedly linked to the fall out of the APC governorship primaries in the state in which Nwosu failed to emerge as the party’s gubernatorial candidate.
Recall that as earlier published by Naija News, Okorocha only recently, declared his support for Buhari and the APC in the 2019 general elections, stating that he remains a member of the party. The governor was however quick to mention that he would work for the victory of Nwosu as the next governor of the state in 2019 even as he pursues his own dream of becoming a senator representing Orlu Senatorial District on the platform of the APC.

Okorocha while speaking with newsmen at the Imo state government house had said; “What happened in Imo was a clear case of injustice, where Uche Nwosu won the primary and was robbed of the ticket. This injustice must be addressed. However, in spite of the fact that my aides are leaving the party, I am still a member of APC and will not leave the party.
“I tried to persuade them not to leave, but they have made up their minds. I have done what I can to make them remain in the party, they disobeyed me. I don’t have any moral justification to stop them.


“President Buhari is not behind the injustice done by the party in the state but Oshiomhole is solely responsible for all the injustice meted to my people in Imo State.
For me, I am still a member of APC. Buhari still remains my candidate and I will support him.”

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

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President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his planned five -day “ casual leave ’’ as a mark of respect for victims of Boko Haram attacks across the battlefields in the Northeast zone of the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the President had planned to spend the casual leave at his home country , Daura , Katsina State from November 27 to December 2 .
The president , according to NAN , had earlier cancelled his official trip to Benin City , Edo , where he was initially billed to inaugurate the Edo -Azura Power Plant and grace the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference.

NAN reports that already the advanced teams of the president , who left Abuja for Katsina and Benin on Sunday , had been asked to return .

NAN gathered that the cancellation of the trips would also enable the president to continue his ongoing meetings and consultations with relevant security and intelligence community aimed at addressing the nation ’ s security challenges .
However , the president is expected to declare open the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference, which was moved from Benin City to Maiduguri , Borno , on November 28 at the Government House Conference Hall .
President Buhari ’ s aide on New Media , Alhaji Bashir Ahmad, had on Sunday confirmed this development on his Twitter handle .
He said : “ President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to declare the COAS Annual Conference on November 28, 2018 at the Conference Hall CGH in Maiduguri , Borno state.
“ The conference was earlier scheduled to take place from 26 -28 November 2018 in Benin , Edo state.

NAN also gathered that the shifting of the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference from Benin City to Maiduguri might not be unconnected with the killing of Nigerian soldiers at Metele , a remote village bordering Nigeria and Chad .
NAN learnt that President Buhari would use the opportunity of the COAS conference to address the Nigerian soldiers at the battlefields to further boost their morale.

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The Nigerian Army on Tuesday disclosed that its troops have killed a suspected teenage female suicide bomber at Gulak in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

The army, in a statement on its Twitter handle, said the suicide bomber was killed by the troops while she was trying to infiltrate the Dar community to detonate an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) vest strapped to her body.

“Troops of 143 Battalion deployed at a checkpoint in Gulak, Adamawa, neutralised a girl with Person-Borne Improvised Explosive Device, who tried to infiltrate Dar village to detonate her explosive vest in the early hours of Nov. 26, 2018.

“The gallant troops, in conjunction with hunters and vigilantes, immediately cordoned off the area and subsequently conducted perimeter patrol around the community to ensure the area is cleared and to also exploit the area for BHT activities,” the statement read.

Via Dailypost

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Gabi DeMartino has been slammed for trying to copy Ariana Grande for years — and now she’s in the singer’s new music video for ‘Thank U, Next’! However, Ari’s fans are torn about whether or not to love or hate the cameo.

Ariana Grande dropped the teaser video for “Thank U, Next” on Nov. 26, featuring celeb cameos from Mean Girls star, Jonathan Bennett , Troye Sivan , and more. However, it was the inclusion of YouTube star, Gabi DeMartino , that really got fans talking! Gabi is known for parodying Ariana on her YouTube page, but her impressions aren’t always well-received by Arianators, so many were left quite confused over the singer’s decision to put her in the video.

“WTF is gabi doing in this video?” one person wrote. Another added, “Tell me why I see Gabi in the thank u, next music video preview.”

However, other fans found the cameo GENIUS. In the video, Gabi and the other celebs are featured in a Mean Girls sequence, in which they each jokingly reveal why they want to copy Queen Bee Ariana, who plays the “Regina George” character. “Ariana Grande says, ‘Honest to God, knock me out,’ so I decided to punch myself in the face,” Gabi’s character says. “It was awesome!” Since Gabi is often slammed for trying to copy Ariana, fans loved that the ladies were poking fun at her attempts to imitate the superstar.

“Y’all made fun of gabi demartino’s obsession with ariana grande so bad that ariana put her in the music video,” one fan tweeted. “LORDDD!!!! I Have seenwhat you have done for others!!” Someone else wrote, “Say what you want about whoever is in the music video but Ariana is a genius. She chose Colleen, Troye & GABI for a reason. BECAUSE THEY’LL HAVE PEOPLE TALKING!”

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Remember all the threats Blac Chyna received for launching her skin lightening product in Nigeria? Well, you'll be happy to know that the product launch was successful without any violence.
Chyna, 30, teamed up with singer and entrepreneur Dencia to launch a new skin bleaching product called "Whitenicious" at a shopping center in Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday, Nov. 25.

Pictures posted on social media shows a large turnout for the event. Dencia told GoldMyne TV that Chyna was the "perfect" person to help her launch the product.

In the photo below, Chyna and Dencia pose with Bobrisky, right, a Nigerian "male Barbie" who reportedly bought several jars of the product.
A Lagos media outlet denied rumors of beef between Bobrisky and Dencia.

"Despite all the rumours about #Bobrisky unfollowing #Blacchyna and not supporting her at her launch party, looks like everything is great in friendship town."


Nigerian singer Burna Boy warned Chyna not to bring her "poison" to his country. He also warned anyone who purchased the product that they might as well commit suicide.
He wrote on Instagram.com: "You can come and shake booty sha. But leave that your poison in your house [sic]."
Dencia, who was born Reprudencia Sonkey, had some unkind words for Burna Boy. She said the rudebwoy singer only promotes drugs and can't afford to hang out with Blac Chyna.
Dencia said Burna "came out of his drug-induced coma instead of taking a shower to clean up his fart/Cig smelling looking a-- he had time to talk about a woman?"

She added: "u can’t afford her a-- if she had to shake it, stick to the druggies on the side streets u are use to."
Security was extremely tight at the product launch on Sunday. Chyna did not disclose how much money she earned for the endorsement.

via SANDRAROSE

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ambassador Kabiru Bala as new High Commissioner to South Africa, with concurrent accreditation to Swaziland and Lesotho.

A statement by Ms Sarah Sanda, the Special Assistant on Media to Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, made this known.
Sanda stated that the minister presented letter of credence to the new ambassador on Monday in Abuja.

Before his appointment, Bala was Deputy High Commissioner to the UK.

Monday, 26 November 2018

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Triple MG boss, Ubi Franklin has disclosed that his label’s act, Tekno’s voice box is temporarily damaged and he can no longer sing or perform for now due to strain from overtime performances.

In an Instagram post which was shared, it was further disclosed that Tekno tried to downplay the ailment thinking it will be short-lived, however after further diagnosis by doctors he was asked to take some time out to recover.

Fans have been asked to pray for the singer during this trying time.

Checkout the Instagram post about Tekno’s voice box dilemma below,


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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said that the presidency was closely working with the National Assembly for the quick passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB).
Osinbajo said this during his keynote address at the 18th international HSE Biennial conference, organised by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Lagos.

According to him, “ we are working closely with the National Assembly to ensure its timely passage.’’

He said that the reforms proposed in the PIGB “reflects our collective desire to entrench transparency and sustainability of oil and gas operations in Nigeria to enable the country finally to realise the full potential of her hydrocarbon resources’’.
He said: “I am pleased to bring you the warm greetings and felicitations of President Muhammadu Buhari on this occasion of the opening ceremony of the 18th International Health Safety and Environment (HSE) Biennial Conference.
“It is noteworthy that the theme of the conference, which is centred around sustainability, dovetails seamlessly with this administration’s vision and policy for the Oil and Gas Industry as a vehicle for driving the industrialization and growth of the Nigerian economy in a transparent, responsible and sustainable manner.

“ As a gathering of all stakeholders in the oil and gas industry, I am confident that your deliberations will yield important policies and ideas that will guide government in the formulation of policies for achieving sustainable development of our oil and gas resources.
“It will also serve as a model for our other extractive industries that are not yet as mature,’’ he said.
The Vice President said that no discussion about the future of the Oil and Gas could be divorced from the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) which represents the most ambitious and comprehensive reform in decades of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
Osinbajo noted that though varied reactions had trailed Mr President’s recent decision to return the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) to the National Assembly for slight amendments.
He, however, noted that resolving the security challenge in the Niger Delta remained on the front burner of this administration “as we seek to create a peaceful business climate that will attract investors and bring massive development to the oil producing communities”.

He said that government was sensitive to the genuine agitations of the host communities for greater participation in and control of oil and gas resources.
The Vice President noted that the law and order element to the problem had to be tackled headlong to allow for a peaceful business environment.
“The proposals in the host community bill currently undergoing review represent a paradigm shift in the relationship between oil and gas operators and their host communities.
“And the government in collaboration with state government and other stakeholders is fully committed to comprehensive reforms that empower the communities and move them from stakeholders to actual shareholders and partners in the oil and gas business.

“This will result in the formulation of a comprehensive livelihood strategy and development plan for the Niger Delta to complement the efforts of the various interventions by the Federal Government though the Niger Delta Ministry (NDDC) and the amnesty programme.
“The Federal Government’s commitment to the ease of doing business was reflected in the Executive Order 1 signed on May 18, 2017.
“The order had five main planks including: Transparency; Default Approvals; One Government; Port Operations and Entry Experience of travellers and visitors. As the mainstay of the Nigerian Economy, there is a dire need for ease of doing business in the oil and gas sector.
“The current regime of multiple and sometimes conflicting regulators/regulations is a serious drawback on the ease of doing business in the petroleum industry.

“While we continue to seek to resolve these conflicts, using the instrument of law, I wish to remind the various agencies and ministries of their primary responsibility to promote efficient service delivery and serve as the engine room for driving the collective policy of “one government”.
“I therefore enjoin all the conflicting agencies to close ranks, fine-tune and improve cooperation and document their resolutions in binding MOUs that will ease the burden of over-regulation of the oil and gas sector,’ ’ he said.

Osinjo said: “I am also pleased to announce to this gathering of Environmental experts that the government has fully commenced the clean-up of impacted oil spill sites in the Niger Delta.
“This is a massive undertaking that reflects the government’s commitment to restoring livelihood in the Niger Delta and deserves the support of all Nigerians.’’
The vice president, however, appealed to the host communities to assume greater and more responsible stewardship of oil and gas infrastructure in their communities even as the government worked to incentivise their efforts through the host community bill.

Via PULSE.NG

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the minister of defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali of using funds meant for the military to sponsor the All Progressives Congress (APC's) campaign.

This was made known in a statement signed by the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Sunday, November 25, 2018.
The party also said that Dan-Ali is insensitive to the plight of the of the soldiers waging war against Boko Haram in the North-East.

PDP chided the minister for also placing the ministry of defence logo alongside that of the APC on a memento recently.
According to Vanguard, the party also said “It is also instructive to note that President Muhammadu Buhari, as Mr. Integrity, has not reprimanded the minister, ostensibly, given that the diversion of public funds for his re-election campaign is now a policy of the APC and the Presidency.

“Nigerians can now see how the Presidency and the APC have turned the Ministry of Defence into their Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) to fund their re-election, at the detriment of our citizens who are being daily attacked by insurgents and marauders in various parts of our country.
“The PDP notes that with these revelations, the APC has proven to be a soulless mob, which has no interest in the good of our nation, but desperate to hang onto power by all means.”
Soldiers call for probe
This is following a call by soldiers » who survived the recent Boko haram attack on a military base at Metele in Borno state for a probe of the quality of weapons procured by the military authorities.
The soldiers accused the military authorities of providing them with obsolete weapons.
According to Premium Times, 118 soldiers were killed by the terror group » and 153 others are yet to be accounted for.

via NAIJANEWS

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Tekashi69 ' s got a date with the judge - - he got a trial date in court Monday morning after he entered a plea in his federal racketeering case .


The rapper - - who has been behind bars since Nov . 18 - - was in court , where he entered a not guilty plea. The judge set his trial date for September 4 . That ' s a long way off and , at least for now, it seems 6 ix 9 ine will remain behind bars for much of that period . . . if not all of it.
The issue of bail was not addressed in court .

As we reported , his attorney , Lance Lazzaro , plans to apply for bail directly to the trial judge. Tekashi was denied bail when Lazzaro offered to pay $ 750 k , surrender his passport and remain on house arrest.
TMZ broke the story . . . Tekashi and 2 former associates , including his manager , Shottie, were arrested by federal agents on racketeering and other serious charges . According to his indictment , obtained by TMZ , Tekashi and his crew conspired to commit a slew of crimes , including drug deals , armed robberies and shootings.



The feds believe Tekashi himself pulled an armed robbery on April 3 along with his ex- manager , Shottie, and 2 other members of the Nine Trey Bloods .
The indictment also mentions the April 21 shooting incident at Barclays Center in Brooklyn . . . and fingers Fuguan Lovick as the trigger man . In all , the indictment lists 17 counts dating back to 2013 .



As we first reported . . . Tekashi was moved to a new detention center just in time for Thanksgiving . . . and , so far, he ' s having a rough time of it there .

via TMZ

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After emerging the new National President of the Buhari Youth Organization, Olajuwon Obasanjo has been spotted giving his dad a tight hug.

The son of the former president had earlier declared his intention to support Buhari for 2nd term, before he was bestowed with this new position. And now hugging his dad? That shouldn't stop their father/son relationship tho.. But a close look at those photos shows who is happy and who is not happy deep down loool.


We are waiting for the Okupe's hug too! Recall Okupe's son, Ditan has also expressed his intention to work for President Buhari's re-election? Yea, he is taking all their sons, lol.

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The funeral arrangement of late OAP, Tosyn Bucknor has been released. The OAP who was found dead by her husband at the apartment they shared will be buried on Thursday, November, 29, while service of songs/Night of tributes will be held for her on Wednesday, November 28.

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BIRTHDAY
November 26, 1982 (age 35)
BIRTHPLACE
Umuahia, Nigeria

ABOUT US
Award-winning Nigerian singer and music producer who founded the Marvin Records label in 2012 and released his solo LP, No Long Thing, in 2005.

BEFORE FAME
He began studying business at Ambrose Alli University when he was twelve years old.

TRIVIA
He was signed by Kanye West in 2011 as a producer for the GOOD Music label.

FAMILY LIFE
He grew up in Nigeria one of four siblings. His brother is singer D'Prince.
Associated With
He collaborated with rapper Jay-Z on "Lift Off."

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Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Monday, 26th November, 2018.

1. I did not defect to APC- Senator Akpabio
Senator Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom State, has clarified his departure from his former party the People’s Democratic Party, he insist that he didn’t defect from the party (PDP) but actually moved to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The senator, Akwa Ibom North-West at the National Assembly, however asserted that those who were among the founding members of the ruling party were the ones pulling it down.

2. Police parade 33 suspected IPOB members for killing of Inspector
Mr Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police, has ordered, with immediate effect the recovery of the two AK47 riffles and a Berretta piston allegedly snatched from a slain police officer and others by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Nnewi during a protest last week.
ACP Jimoh Moshood, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, made this known in Awka on Sunday evening while parading 33 suspected members of IPOB arrested by the Anambra command.

3. Oshiomole blows hot, says all party officers must take orders from him
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has insisted that every member of the party’s national working committee (NWC) must take orders from him.
The national legal adviser of the party, Babatunde Ogala, had accused Oshiomhole of usurping his office.
Ogala, in an internal memo addressed to the chairman, accused the chairman of sidelining the party’s legal department.

4. Nigerian war helicopters strike Boko Haram terrorists
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has responded with heavy airstrikes directed at Boko Haram terrorists’ locations and vehicles after about one hundred soldiers were killed in a coordinated attack on a military base in Metele village of Guzamala Local Government Area, Borno State.
A top military intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the latest airstrikes had destroyed a convoy of vehicles linked to Boko Haram attackers involved in last week raid on the military base at Metele in Borno State.

5. President Buhari meets security chiefs
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday held a meeting with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting, which was part of the ongoing efforts to engage military and intelligence community towards addressing Boko Haram insurgency, had in attendance all the service chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim and the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi.

6. FG to hold another meeting with ASUU over strike
The Federal Government is expected to hold another emergency meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday in a bid to end the ongoing strike in public universities.
The last meeting between the two parties took place on November 15. Despite the meeting lasting for six hours, the strike was not called off because no agreement was reached.

7. Nigerian Military to release 155 ex Boko Haram fighters
No fewer than 154 ex-Boko Haram fighters that have been rehabilitated under the De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) programme are now set to be reintegrated into the society.
Bamidele Shafa, major general and coordinator of Operations Safe Corridor, disclosed this at the end of a rehabilitation programme for the repentant boko haram members in Gombe on Saturday.

8. Group warn Nigerians against voting APC And PDP in 2019
A coalition of Christian leaders under the aegis of National Christian Elders Forum has asked Nigerians not to vote for the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, describing the parties as “two evils.”
The group also faulted the current political composition of Nigeria, saying it was structured to favour one ethnic nationality and the supremacy of one religion over others.

9. INEC promises that funds will not disturb 2019 elections
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is working and consulting with relevant government agencies to make sure that funds do not hamper its preparations for the 2019 general election.
The commission has also promised that all procurement processes would be completed before next year general election.

10. Sheik Gumi warns FG to stop keeping El-Zakzaky in custody
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has warned that the continuous detention of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria ( IMN) also known as Shiite, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, portends serious security threat to the country.
Gumi called on the federal government to release the IMN leader to avoid compounding the security challenges facing the country.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the service chiefs and the inspector-general of police for the second time in the last few days.
The meeting was over the spate of attacks on Nigerian troops by Boko Haram terrorists.
Naija News recalls that over 100 soldiers were reportedly killed in the most recent attack in Metele, Borno state.

Buhari met with the security chiefs on Sunday morning at the presidential villa, Abuja to determine how to handle the killings.
Following the attack on soldiers fighting Boko Haram, various groups and well meaning Nigerians have urged the President to probe the quality of weapons procured by the military authorities.
Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, had on Friday quoted Buhari as saying immediate measures are in place to end the menace.
“No responsible Commander-in-Chief would rest on his oars or fold his hands to allow terrorists to endanger the lives of its military personnel and other citizens,” the statement quoted Buhari as saying.

“Our loyal forces have proved their strength over the terrorists and we are ready to give them all the needed support in terms of equipment and manpower to succeed in ending the renewed threat.“In the coming days, I am engaging the military and intelligence chiefs in extensive discussions on the next steps we shall be taking.”

Via NAIJANEWS

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The presidency believes the recent attack in Borno does not mean that the terrorists are back in charge. Despite a recent attack by terrorist group, Boko Haram, that led to the reported death of over 100 soldiers in Borno State, the presidency has insisted that the group remains 'technically defeated'.

Even though President Muhammadu Buhari declared in 2015 that Boko Haram had been technically defeated, the group has carried out several deadly attacks since then, with an increase in the number of attacks on troops happening in 2018.

In its latest attack, terrorists overran the 157 Task Force Battalion in Metele » during an attack on Monday, November 19, 2018, carting away large cache of arms, ammunition, and military equipment after leaving the base strewn with the corpses of dozens of soldiers.

An account by a soldier who survived the attack » noted that their location was invaded after Boko Haram allegedly issued a threat letter that it would soon take over four strategic military locations around the Lake Chad region.
Even though several reports have indicated that the number of troops casualties might be as high as over 100, the Army has failed to release an official figure even though it dismissed the figures.
While speaking about the recent attack during an interview on Channels Television on Sunday, November 25, 2018, President Buhari's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina , said the attack does not mean that the terrorists are back in charge.
He noted that the recent attack was a breach that doesn't mean the war has tipped in the favour of the terrorists.
He said, "Nigeria, we can say, is at war in that side of the country. For some time, things had eased, Nigerian Army had had the upper hand; and like the term goes, the insurgents had been technically defeated.
"But then, there's this sudden upsurge and there's that casualty figure which I do not know but which people say is on the high side. The military is the one that can tell us what actually happened."
When quizzed over if the statement that Boko Haram has been technically defeated remains accurate, Adesina replied, "I believe so. That (the recent attack) was maybe a breach in security but it does not mean that Boko Haram is having the upper hand.
"And like the president said in the statement we issued yesterday, we will still get to the end of this Boko Haram insurgency."


"This is one isolated case after a long time of the military being in charge. The military has been in charge for a long while. I agree with you this is a breach; it is sad and it is unfortunate but then, it does not mean that Boko Haram is now in charge. They are not," he later added.
In light of the criticism that has trailed the killing of the soldiers, President Buhari warned against politicising the incident » in a statement on Sunday. He promised that the circumstances surrounding the Metele attack will be comprehensively addressed.

via PULSE.NG

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Cee-C , has been honoured with the award for the Social Media Personality of the year at the 2018 Eloy Award.

The reality show star while celebrating the award, took the opportunity to thank her fans who continue to stand by her side, she wrote, “ Every award I have received is a confirmation of something I have done, and that motivates me to push a little harder.


She further stated, “ Thank you my Spartans and the great team behind me for all your support and hard work. Without y’all, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I love you all. ”

Checkout her post below:

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THE Minister of Education,Mallam Adamu Adamu, yesterday, said over N7 billion was spent by the federal government on provision of security for unity schools between 2017 and 2018.


The minister explained that the amount was for the beefing up of security through provision of security infrastructure for the 108 unity schools in the country.
Adamu,who spoke, yesterday, in Abuja, while addressing the media on the policies, programmes and activities of the government in the education sector,said government decided to provide basic security infrastructure in the schools because of insecurity in the north east, caused by Boko Haram as well as incidents of kidnapping in parts of the country.


“Against the backdrop of insecurity in the northeast, occasioned by Boko Haram as well as incidents of kidnapping in parts of the country, the Federal Government has decided to provide basic security facilities in our Unity Schools,” he said.
The minister explained that the period government provided perimeter fencing in the schools that were yet to have one, CCTV cameras within the school premises, as well as street lights powered by solar systems and modern security gates, among others, were also put in place.
He noted that the security infrastructure project in unity schools began last year, adding that in the 2017 budget, the federal government made a provision of N5 billion for those facilities to be provided for in 65 unity schools.
Adamu said, in the 2018 budget, the federal government provided a total of N2,025,811,972.99, for the provision of these facilities, with a total of 39 schools benefiting. He said the Ministerial Tenders Board, MTB, has already approved the award of contracts for the provision of the security facilities, adding that in the coming weeks, contractors would begin to mobilize to their various sites.



Adamu, who gave a breakdown of schools to benefit from the intervention, explained that the briefing was part of efforts by the government to be accountable to Nigerians, adding that it will keep the people abreast of what the current administration was doing to improve infrastructure in unity schools.

via Vanguardngr

Sunday, 25 November 2018

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The Oba of Lagos, His Highness Oba Rilwan Akiolu has said Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo is the major problem of Nigeria today.

The monarch in an interview with Vanguard, said the former president was “running after” Lagos when in government, instead of focusing on the country’s investments.

“The major problem of Nigeria today is former President Olusegun Obasanjo. When he was in government, he was running after Lagos while someone was cornering all the blue-chip companies that belong to the country.

He cannot win election in his ward in Abeokuta. He ignored all Supreme Court judgements which were in favour of Lagos State. He told me that ‘Tinubu is stubborn, each time he goes to court even if he wins, I will make the condition of the court unenforceable’.

I told him, it is true Bola Ahmed Tinubu is stubborn but his stubbornness is based on popular support. Tinubu is a good man and an achiever, but stubborn to a fault; if I tell him he’s stubborn, he will say he is taking after me,” he said.

Akiolu speaking about the 2019 elections, advised Nigerians to vote for candidates based on their manifestoes and not for money.

He said: “It is unfortunate, many Nigerians are deceiving themselves. The kind of politics we play here is ‘money politics.’ Politicians should bring their manifestoes and their followers should make sure they deliver on their promises.”

“But for some people to line-up somewhere and be collecting $20,000, $25,000 to pick a presidential candidate is wrong. If the person gets there, he will first recoup his money. I pray those people should not get there.”

Oba Akiolu praising President Muhammadu Buhari for not being “materialistic”, labelled other politicians as theives, adding that if they came to visit him he would tell them to their faces.

“It’s unfortunate that Buhari did not stay long as Head of State in 1984, Nigeria would have been better. Buhari is one of the few, politicians who are not materialistic.”

“Majority of them are ‘grab –grab’ politicians. Let me use this medium to tell all those politicians moving about because election is coming, that if they are not ready to hear the truth, they should not come to my palace.

“I will tell them that they are thieves, Nigerians know them, and youths should not allow politicians to use them.,” he said.

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Nigeria's 2nd family, the Osinbajo's today (Mother and father) are today celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary. Mrs Osinbajo took to social media to give God all the glory, captioning the photo above;


''Two hearts... 29 years... All glory to God
#WeddingAnniversay #❤️❤️''

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It pays to protect Tekashi69 - - especially these days - - ' cause he spared NO expense when it came to hiring muscle to cover his ass in La La Land . . . Via TMZ.
Tekashi hired a small army from 2 different security companies during his recent 10 - day stay in L . A. - - we saw the mountainous men shadowing him everywhere .

We ' re told the armed guards provided round - the - clock protection and 3 bulletproof SUVs . . . all for the low , low price of $ 97 , 165 . Sounds like a ton of cash , until you add the context of what went down during that trip . . . starting with nearly coming to blows with Slim 400 in an intense showdown .

6ix9ine ' s security had to hold him back , which almost certainly saved him from an immediate probation violation and prison time .
Then , a few days later the Bev Hills shooting went down . We ' re told there were only 2 shifts of security initially scheduled for the music video set , but after the gunmen opened fire . . . they called in a third emergency shift. As a result, Tekashi racked up 25 hours of protection for that single event !


via Tmz