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JOIN POLITICS AND STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT BAD LEADERSHIP–OSINBAJO TO YOUTHS

The Vice-President of Nigeria Prof Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigeria youths  to join politics instead of sitting back to complain about bad leadership in the country. Osinbajo gave this advice at the emerging political leaders’ summit which held in Abuja on Wednesday,  22th November. Represented by Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political affairs, Osinbajo said it was not enough for youth to always complain. He said the youths needed to break the status quo by taking the chance to be elected and create the transformation needed. “Youth have a challenge in their hands for the future of our country; so, I advise you not to sit down and fold your hands and be lamenting over bad leadership or politicians,” he said.

Get down to business, organise and do something to become elected political youths; after all, Enahoro became a leader in this country at the age of 23 and later moved a motion for the nation’s independence at the age of 27. “The leaders there today will va…

SPEAKER DOGARA MEETS WITH THE POPE

Speaker Nigerian house of representatives Yakubu Dogara met with the Pope today in Rome. after the meeting with Pope Francis He  says the Catholic head has been praying for the peace and stability of Nigeria. Dogara quoted the pope as saying this when he met with the head of the Catholic Church at Saint Peters Square, Vatican City. The Speaker led a Nigerian delegation to the square for a morning mass where nationals and leaders from different countries of the world joined the pope for the devotion and to receive blessings from him. Dogara, who described the meeting with Pope Francis as “awesome”, said he surprised and delighted to know that the pontiff was well informed about the happenings in Nigeria.

”The moment I was introduced to him as the Speaker of the Nigerian Parliament, he said, “how is Nigeria and how are you working for the peace of Nigeria?" Pope Francis then  told the Speaker that he always prays for the peace of Nigeria saying, “I pray for the peace of Nigeria an…

NIGERIAN SENATE REJECTS BUHARI'S CHOICE FOR INEC REC JOB

One of the three nominees for the position of Resident electoral commisioner,  Ahmed Mahmud, screened by the Senate on Thursday was rejected. His name was  included in a list of nominees President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded to the Senate for approval.  Senator Sulieman Nazif, representing Bauchi north, led the opposition against Mahmud. Nazif told his colleagues that Mahmud did not have the backing of his state governor, Abdullaziz Yari, and some stakeholders. However, two other nominees sailed through the screening process. They are Rufus Akeju and Mahmud Isah, who were nominated as the RECs representing Lagos state and Kebbi state respectively.

MY PRIORITY IS FOR PDP TO RETURN TO POWER 2019–JONATHAN

Former president of Nigeria Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has said  His priority is to make sure the People's Democratic party returns to the presidency in 2019.He said his focus now is to take the PDP to its former position. The former Nigerian leaders said this when he received Bode George, a chairmanship aspirant of the PDP, at his residence in Otuoke, Bayelsa state. “Whether I like it or not, I must take responsibility for the defeat because I led the party to the election,” the media team of George quoted Jonathan as saying. “My priority now is how to ensure that the Peoples Democratic Party regains the presidency in 2019.… The only thing that will make me sleep well is to ensure that the PDP comes back to power.” The former president said he was working with other stakeholders to ensure that the party was well organised to take back power. Promising that the mistakes of the past would not be repeated, Jonathan advised the party to take steps to regain the confidence of the people …

EX-SUPER EAGLES STRIKER YAKUBU RETIRES

Former super eagle's Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has announced his retirement from playing international football on Wednesday. “I would like to officially announce my retirement from professional football today,” Yakubu said “Firstly, I would like to thank God for the career I have had. I would like to thank the entire Nigerian Football Federation and my Nigerian national team-mates for all the memorable years I had playing for the Super Eagles. “I would also like to thank all the football clubs I played for. The managers, all club staff, owners, fellow players and my dearest family and friends who immensely supported me throughout my career. “When I started my career at Julius Berger in Nigeria all those years ago (1997) I could only have dreamt of the success that was to follow years after. “Also playing in England especially helped me grow as a player and as a person so much that I am now settled here. I feel the time is right for me to now focus on the next chapter in my life.” Yakubu…

NO AUTOMATIC TICKET FOR BUHARI 2019–TINUBU

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the APC , says there will be no automatic ticket for President Buhari to run as APC's presidential candidate in 2019 as the party would follow the normal democratic process of conducting a primary to elect its presidential flagbearer.  Speaking after a meeting with members of pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, in Ondo state earlier today, Tinubu said the leadership of the party had not endorsed President Buhari as its sole candidate for the forthcoming presidential election.
His statement was against the recent endorsement of President Muhammadu as the sole candidate of the APC for the 2019 election by  APC governors. Tinubu's comment comes after Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, declared his support for President Buhari to run for a second term in office “No governors can appropriate the power of endorsement to themselves. Buhari is a believer in the process. The Buhari, I know, believes in the rule of law.
 We wanted him even before …

A PASTOR DIES HAVING SEX WITH A GIRL OF 19

A  pastor in delta state has reportedly died during an alleged sex escaped  with a 19-year-old-girl in a hotel room in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta state Delta Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed on Wednesday in Asaba. He said the victim’s wife reported the incident to the police on November 19. He said the hotel workers were alerted to the incident after the girl raised the alarm for help when she noticed the pastor was gasping for air. “The incident happened last Sunday evening. We learnt the pastor took the girl, who is said to be 19 years of age to the hotel room. “While they were in the room after some few minutes, the girl reportedly raised alarm which attracted workers in the hotel, who rushed into the room to find that the pastor had died. “The wife of the pastor was called to the incident  scene  where he met her husband stone dead, she subsequently reported the matter to the Police Division in Kwale The police spokesman said an …

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JAMB POSTPONES THE SALE OF 2018 UTME FORMS

The spokes man of  Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Fabian Benjamin saus JAMB has suspended the sale of the 2018 application forms earlier scheduled to commence on Wednesday, November 22. He said this Tuesday evening in a press statement. He noted that the postponement was due to the delay in meeting the agreed deadline by the publisher of the compulsory reading text meant for prospective candidates for the 2018 UTME. The board said the publisher had promised to deliver all the texts on or before the  7th of November 2017. “As at close of work today, the publisher had not provided the 1.8 million copies required and this development painfully forced to the Board to shift the date from Wednesday 22nd November, 2017 to a date to be announced soon. ”JAMB regrets all inconvenience occasioned by this postponement as it is working round the clock to announce a new date soon”, the He said.  Candidates are urged by the board to visit its website to familiarise themselves with …

PASTOR CHRIS RECEIVES PRIVATE JET

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy was reportedly gifted a jet aircraft by some members of his church on Sunday night. The gift came from the church’s Music and Art group during the Loveworld International Music Award which took place on Sunday night to close the week-long International Pastors and Partners Conference (IPPC) held in Lagos Nigeria. A member of the Believers Loveworld Ministry (aka Christ Embassy) shared the news on Facebook and another revealed that the gift was from three members – Evangelist Katy, her husband and her son – while other church members sowed seeds. The member wrote: Reverend Chris Oyakhilome, this night receives a gift of a Jet Aircraft at the Loveworld International Music Award which took place on Sunday night at the prestigious Loveworld Convocation Arena (LCA) to close the week long International Pastors and Partners Conference (IPPC) held in Lagos Nigeria. The Jet Aircraft gift was given by the Loveworld Music and Art group, an arm of the Belie…

ZIMBABWE: FORMER VP EMMERSON TO REPLACE MOGABE

Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former vice president of Zimbabwean , who was sacked by Robert Mugabe, would be sworn in Wednesday, media reports say. Local media and Zimbabwean sources said Mr. Mnangagwa would be sworn in within 48hours that's Wednesday to replace Mr. Mugabe who resigned on Tuesday after 37-years in office as president. The 75-year-old was removed from office and exiled 13 days after Mr. Mugabe accused him of disloyalty and insubordination. Mr. Mugabe had reportedly taken the action to pave way for his wife, Grace, to emerge as the new leader of ruling Zanu-PF ahead of the country’s general election next year. Mr. Mnangagwa is said to be popular amongst the powerful War Veterans group and the Zimbabwean military chiefs. The ruling party is said to have adopted Mr Mnangagwa as their candidate for the next years Presidential elections.

MAN CAUGHT IN CROSS RIVER WITH GUNS BURIED IN GARRI

A man has been nabbed at a motor park in Obudu, Crops River with pistols buried in bag of garri. The suspect identified as 32-year- old Emmanuel Akamabe, resident at Ranch Road in Obudu was arrested on Tuesday morning at the Obudu Motor Park by Mr. Martin Umbie, the Chairman of  National Union of Road Transport Workers NURTW. He was found with two Barreta pistols, two empty magazines and two live rounds, hidden in a bag of garri. The suspect claims he was taking the arms on an errand for one Mr. Ezekiel Bala, also known as, GUN RUNNER, from Wukari, Taraba state to deliver to a client with GSM  08036695154 in Calabar.  -CrossRiverWatch

OSINBAJO DECRIES HUGE EXODUS OF DOCTORS FROM NIGERIA

The  Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday decried the way Nigerian doctors are leaving the country in droves saying the government now has an opportunity to bring back the doctors. Mr. Osinbajo, who spoke at the 60th-anniversary celebration of the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, said that the dismal levels of job satisfaction caused by poor healthcare system in Nigeria were responsible for the “alarming” brain drain in the country’s health sector. The vice president’s remarks comes a few days after the Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Lagos State branch, Olumuyiwa Odusote, lamented the exodus of doctors from Nigeria. The Punch newspaper quoted Mr. Odusote as saying, “The health crisis in Nigeria is unprecedented as the mass exodus hits an alarming proportion. “Already, it takes a new patient two to three hours to see a doctor. Over 100 doctors have resigned from the University College Hospital, Ibadan, this year; about 800 doctors resigned f…

NOV/DEC WAEC RESULTS RELEASED

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has released the results of the Nov/Dec 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE which was  taken by 131,485 candidates. Candidates are advised to check the details of their performance on the council’s website: www.waecdirect.org.  The results were released in Katsina State during the 55th Annual Meeting of the Nigeria National Committee, NNC.
Olu Adenipekun, the Nigeria National Officer, NNO, of WAEC, while announcing the release of the Nov/Dec 2017 WASSCE, said only 34,664, representing 26.01% obtained credit passes in five subjects including English Language and General Mathematics. He further stated that it was a decline in the percentage of candidates who made five credits including English Language and Mathematics compared to the last two years. According to him, the percentage of candidates that made the basic five-subject passes in the WASSCE for private candidates in 2015 and 2016 was 28.58% and 38.50% resp…

BREAKING: MUGABE FINALLY RESIGNS

Wild jubilation broke out among MPs and on the streets of Zimbabwe when Mudenda told the House. The 93-year-old Mugabe president  resigned in a letter he submitted to parliament hours after his party and Zimbabwe’s ruling party, Zanu-PF, presented a motion to impeach him. Mugabe had been accused of allowing his wife Grace, 52, hijack power and   being too old to rule. The Parliament’s leader said he was working on legal issues that would enable vice president, Emmerson ‘The Crocodile’ Mnangagwa, to take over within 48 hours. Mugabe’s sudden downfall lies in rivalry between members of Zimbabwe’s ruling elite over who will succeed him, rather than popular protests against his rule by the people. The army seized power after Mugabe sacked Mnangagwa, the ruling party’s favourite to succeed him. The move was perceived as a path to the presidency for his wife, who is widely hated for her lavish lifestyle report says.

FORBES NEW 10 HIGHEST PAID MODELS- KENDALL JENNER 1ST

Kendall Jenner becomes the worlds highest paid supermodel  replacing Gisele Bundchen for the first time in 15 years, with earnings of $22 million dollars. The 22-year-old model and reality star topped the annual Forbes list for the first time, a rise from 2016's $10 million total.  This is thanks to an Instagram account that lets her disseminate adverts to 85 million followers, deals with Estée Lauder, La Perla and Adidas, among others. Paychecks also from her family's reality TV show, her Kendall + Kylie clothing line with her cosmetics mogul sister, Kylie Jenner, and numerous social media endorsements were added. Gisele, who held the position since 2002, came in second place with $17.5 million and Chrissy Teigen joined the list for the first time after raking in $13.5 million over the past 12 month-period. See the complete 2017 Forbes list of the world's highest-paid models below. 1 Kendall Jenner $22,000,000 2 Gisele Bundchen $17,500,000 3 Chrissy Teigen $13,500,000 4 …

MANY DEAD IN NEW ADAMAWA BOMB BLAST

Many people are feared to have died after a bomb blast in Mubi, Adamawa state, after teenage boy detonated his explosives after morning prayers at a mosque. About 30 people are believed to have died in the resulting blast. According to the Adamawa State Police Command,  the suicide attack occurred around 5:20am at Kunu Araha, a suburb in Mubi North. “We were made to understand that there was a bomb blast at a mosque in Mubi and over 30 lives were lost. A boy about 17-year-old wearing a suicide vest entered the mosque along with other worshippers. Immediately after the prayers, he detonated the bomb.  Many of the wounded are receiving treatment at various hospitals in Mubi North where the attacks occurred around Kunu Araha area” Othman Abubakar, the police spokesman said. However, emergency aid workers and other first responders put the death toll in the attack at 40. An official working with the International Rescue Committee, Emma Adasolid, among the first responders at the scene sa…

BREAKING: KADUNA STATE COMMISSIONER FOR EDUCATION DIES

Prof. Jonathan Andrew Nok, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Education, is dead. He was once the Commissioner of Health and Human Services; and later Commissioner for Education. He was a professor of Biochemistry at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and also the Dean of the Faculty of Science at the  ABU.
The Kaduna State Government has announced the death of Professor Jonathan Andrew Nok, the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology. Professor Nok died in the early hours of today, 21 November 2017, in Kaduna.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai described the Professor Nok as one of the best this country has produced, and one of the most committed persons to have served Kaduna State.

The government statement said that Professor Nok was a man of intellect, ability and deep conviction who will be sorely missed.

“The Kaduna State Government is saddened by the loss of Professor Jonathan Andrew Nok, our respected Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology. Professor Nok was a man of int…

NIGERIAN ARMY PROMOTES SENIOR OFFICERS

The Nigerian army council on Monday approved the promotion of 137  of it's senior officers. The council approved the promotion of 45 Brigadier Generals to the rank of Major Generals and 92 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier Generals. The announcement was made in a statement by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations.  Some of those promoted to the rank of Two Star Generals (Major General) include:
Brigadier General HO Otiki, Acting Commander Defence Headquarters Garrison.
Brigadier General OO Soleye, Acting Director Veteran Affairs, Defence Headquarters
Acting Provost Marshal, Brigadier General AT Hamman.
Acting Military Secretary, Brigadier General F Yahaya.
Acting General Officers Commanding 3, 7 and 8 Divisions, Brigadier General BA Ahanotu.
Brigadier General IM Yusuf and Brigadier General SO Olabanji respectively.
Acting Commander Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps Brigadier General JI Unuigbe.
Brigadier General AA Jidda; Acting Commander Nigerian Army…

TEACHERS FAIL APTITUDE TEST IN LAGOS

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, Lagos State, on Monday said about 51 teachers did fail the Professional Qualifying Examination, PQE, conducted by the council on 14th of october Gbolahan Enilolobo, the state coordinator of the council, disclosed that 412 teachers sat for the maiden edition of the examination. He said the failure of the teachers was mainly because they were not conversant with the use of the computer, adding that many of them are not digitally compliant. The TRCN had on October 14 conducted the examination for the teachers, through Computer Based Test, CBT. The examination was to qualify the successful teachers to register as professionals and be licensed with the council. According to Enilolobo, the unsuccessful teachers will have to re-register for the examination, and after three consecutive attempts, if they still fail, they will be disqualified. “About three of the teachers exited without even completing the examination, indicating their being …

FOUR DIE AFTER DRINKING OGOGORO IN IMO STATE

Four people have reportedly died in Imo state after consuming locally-made alcohol, also called  Ogogoro. The incident occurred at a drinking joint at Imerienwe community, owned by one Uwadiegwu Eze, in Ngor-Okpala local government area of the state last week.
Agbara Emma, a community leader, said the victims started complaining of stomach pain few minutes after taking the drink and that the story changed by Saturday. He gave the names of those who died as Chibuzor Nwosu, Ifeanyi Nkwocha, Ada Danganer and Friday Osuji. Three men and a woman.
The community leader added that Chinonso Amadi, Nnadi Ike, Udoka Ukaegbu, Fineboy Ekeocha, Chiaka Ukaegbu, Onyemauche Igbo, Aboy Amadi, among others, survived after taking the gin. An indigene, who did not want his name mentioned, said the owner of the bar, where the incident happened had absconded ever since to avoid being arrested
He said some survivors are in an intensive care unit of a hospital along Egbu Road, Owerri, while the remains of th…