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Monday, 11 December 2017


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At the recent Annual Conference of Heritage Adoption Support and Advocacy Group (HASAAG) in Lagos, actress Joke Silva shocked many when she revealed that she was not a natural child of late lawyer, Chief E.A Silva who was the then Babajiro of Lagos and his late wife, Dr Abimbola Silva, reputed to be Nigeria’s first female medical doctor.

Speaking at the event, the actress revealed that her family also kept the fact that she was adopted a secret from her, until she accidentally discovered that fact: “But I got to know years later when I wanted to travel and was looking for my passport where my mum kept it. .

Since she was not around, I opened the box in her absence and I saw my adoption papers. I never discussed it with my mum because I felt it was something that would hurt her, that was why, it was kept secret from me.”

Before her discovery however, an older cousin had tried to let her know the fact that she was not a natural child of the Silvas’, “I remembered going out with my cousin and we met a big cousin.

She introduced me as ‘my cousin’s daughter and this is Dr Silva’s daughter.’ Then, the older cousin was like, ‘Dr. Silva ke? Se Doctor Silva bimo ni? (meaning does Dr. Silva have a child?).

I was so confused and when I got home I told my mum, ‘I met this lady that says you never had a child.’ My mum froze and she said, ‘don’t mind them, they are used to rubbish talk.’

But I had incredible memories of my amazing legal parents for allowing me to do my A Level in England and going to one of the best schools in Bournemouth.

Pastor Adeboye's son, goes to twitter to thank Daddy Freeze.

Pastor Adeboye's son Leke Adeboye took to Twitter to thank his 'brother' Daddy Freeze. Continue to see his reasons.

Lupita Nyong’o, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Tessa Thompson attend World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Last night, Star Wars: The Last Jedi had its world premiere at the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood and wowed the first audience to see the highly anticipated film.

The cast of the eighth installment in the Star Wars franchise at the premiere included Lupita Nyong’o, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, and Daisy Ridley.

See photos:

Lupita Nyong’o

John Boyega

Gwendoline Christie

Dita Von Teese

Storm Reid

Halle Bailey, Branson Bailey, and Chloe Bailey

Tessa Thompson

Billie Catherine

Kelly Marie Tran

Lupita Nyong’o, Joonas Suotamo, John Boyega, and Kelly Marie Tran

Anthony Daniels, Joonas Suotamo, Lupita Nyong’o and Andy Serkis

R2-D2 and C-3PO Characters

Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Ethan Miller, Albert L. Ortega, Jesse Grant, Rich Polk

PHOTONEWS: Atiku Abubakar pictured kneeling and prostrating before IBB

Abubakar Atiku took his search for endorsement to the Minna home of former Nigerian military dictator and political genius, Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) and had to practically kneel down “begging”.

The next day he was at the PDP convention donning Louis Vuitton shoes, making President Buhari's Daura Air Max Sneaker look cheap!

Lagos Baale crushes wife to death with Jeep

A traditional ruler in Ise Town, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State, Taibu Ogunbanjo, is currently cooling his heels in police custody for allegedly crushing his wife to death.

The baale runs a block-moulding factory at Folu, a community in Ibeju Lekki.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Taibu and his wife, Rotimi Ogunbanjo, got married three years ago, but the marriage had been fraught with misunderstanding and fights.On Thursday, December 7, 2017, the couple reportedly had a disagreement. After the altercation, Rotimi was said to have gone to the baale’s factory and damaged some blocks on the premises.

Taibu reportedly entered his Toyota Highlander, and was driving out of the premises in anger when he knocked down his wife.

A community leader, who identified himself simply as Akinsipe, said the wife died on the spot, adding that the corpse had been deposited at the Epe General Hospital.

He said, “He (Taibu) is the baale of the community.
He and his wife had been having issues since they got married. I did not know what actually happened between them on that day, but I learnt that they had a disagreement in the morning.

“She went to his block factory and destroyed some blocks arranged on the premises. He entered his vehicle angrily and as he was driving out of the premises, the wife tried to stop him. He hit her and she died on the spot.”

Akinsipe stated that the matter was reported at the Akodo Police Station, adding that the baale had been arrested.

A police source told our correspondent that the suspect’s family reported at the police station that the death resulted from an accident.

The source said, “The baale and the woman got married three years ago without a child and they had been having disagreements. On that particular day, she destroyed some blocks at the industry. The man became angry and as he was driving out, he crushed her with his vehicle on the factory premises.

“The relations of the suspect have said that it was a case of an accident. But looking at the circumstances surrounding the incident, the accident claim is untenable.

Akpororo's message to artist who drew him

Comedian,Akpororo shared this drawing of him and while it may not accurate ,it is way better than those of his colleagues.He wrote

"Seriously loòoooòol anybody way do me dis thing God they see am..."

Uche Secondus is the man of the moment.

Newly elected PDP chairman, Uche Secondus. [Photo credit: Concise News]

The 62-year-old politician from Rivers State, South-south of Nigeria, won big on Saturday in Abuja.

But his election as the new leader of Nigeria’s biggest opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, seemed to have already put his party on a path to another crisis that could mar their chances in the 2019 presidential election.

Besides some of the aspirants from the nation’s South-west walking out of the party convention, alleging a gang up and also saying that the Yoruba were being “insulted”, the general thinking appears to be that the PDP would have been better off picking its national chairman from the region where the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has a grip on.

Mr. Secondus, when asked about the South-west question in a Thisday interview published in November, argued that it was wise for other regions to accede the party chairmanship to his zone – the South-south – being that it has for long remained a stronghold of the PDP. “If you want to win an election you don’t start from the unknown. You begin with the known,” he had said.

Apparently referring to the aspirants from the South-west, Mr. Secondus went on to say that those who wanted to lead the PDP must be ready to “deliver” their zones during the 2019 elections. “I will deliver my place and then proceed to win other states and regions,” he boasted.

The South-west question aside, Mr. Secondus is a man well-versed with party politics in Nigeria and looks very much prepared for his latest job.

In Rivers State where he has previously done two terms as the state chairman of the PDP, he is at home with the political leaders and the ordinary folk and is popularly called ‘Total Chairman’.

His strong connection with the likes of Nyesom Wike and Godswill Akpabio, the governor of Rivers State and a former governor of Akwa Ibom State respectively, has helped him to extend his political influence to the entire South-south and the nation at large.

In fact, the foundation of Mr. Secondus’ victory at the Eagles Square, Abuja, could be attributed to the duo of Messrs. Wike and Akpabio, who are believed to have largely funded his campaign.

Mr. Secondus has been in politics for 39 years so far. He joined politics in 1978 during the Second Republic as the youth leader, in Rivers, for the now-defunct National Party of Nigeria, NPN. He later became the state publicity secretary of another national party, the National Republican Convention, NRC, from 1993 to 1998.

Mr. Secondus became the acting national chairman of the PDP in 2015 after the resignation of the then chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, following the party’s defeat in that year’s presidential election. Before then, he was the party’s deputy national chairman.

As a businessman, he is said to have interest in Intels Nigeria Limited, a company that is linked to Nigeria’s former vice president, Atiku Abubakar. The company has been having running battles of late with the Nigerian government.

The new PDP leader, like most of his fellow party men, have had brushes with the country’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, since Muhammadu Buhari became president. He was detained by the EFCC in 2016 for “illegally” receiving on behalf of the PDP 23 luxury vehicles valued at N310 million from the controversial businessman, Jide Omokore.

The court later declared his arrest as being unlawful and awarded N10 million damages against the EFCC.

During the May 2016 botched Port Harcourt convention, Mr. Secondus wanted to contest for the deputy national chairman of the PDP. But he changed his mind that year and went after the party’s top job.

“The truth is that by last year I was gunning for the deputy,” he admitted in the Thisday interview. “The arrangement was such that somebody from the South-west would emerge as the chairman.

“That time, we had two and a half years to the general election. But now, we don’t have time, therefore we need an experienced person who will start working from that the first day,” he argued.

Time – to confront and push Mr. Buhari and the APC out of power – is of the essence to Mr. Secondus, going by his own words.

And he reiterated his mission in his victory speech.

“By my understanding, the mandate you have given us today is clear and unambiguous. It is to return our party to power come 2019. As Herculean as this mandate seems, I know it’s achievable….. Let me assure you great members and leaders of our party, that by the grace of God and with all hands on deck, the brief tenancy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Aso Rock Villa expires on May 28, 2019.

“By this, we serve them a quit notice,” he said.

Only 4% of Nigerians are really happy - Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who recently created a Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment in the state, has said majority of Nigerians are not happy.

Okorocha, made the claims at the weekend, when officers of the Nigeria Airforce, visited him at the Government House.

He said: “One thing is certain, if you can observe, recently, the level of crisis and agitations are on the increase in the nooks and crannies of the society. While we fight insurgence, I would want to advise we also go deep down to find the root cause of the agitation.

Agitation comes up when people are not happy, and the whole essence of life is to be happy. For this reason, I advise that the Airforce, too, just like what I have done recently, which most people didn’t understand, should create a department for happiness and purpose fulfilment.

This will help to address the need of even junior officers, who may have some forms of dissatisfaction in the discharge of their duties. Sometimes, you may think they are happy when they are not, and this sabotages the efforts of the FG.

This is what has given rise to hate-speeches and people becoming indolent and not wanting to contribute positively to the development of their country. .
So, you will notice that about 89% of Nigerians are not happy, 7% claim to be happy and about 4% are really happy to some extent. So, this vital aspect of human existence, which is happiness, must be addressed.

In Imo State, we have decided to take the bull by the horn by introducing that very important Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment.

We are starting with children in secondary schools, in order to catch them young and guide them to what they wish to be in life. So, I urge the Airforce to emulate what we are doing in Imo State, to let everyone have a sense of belonging." 

CBN Vows To Jail Anyone Caught Abusing Naira Notes

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday cautioned Nigerians against abusing the naira notes, adding that anyone caught abusing the country’s currency would be prosecuted and if convicted the person risked six months in jail or a fine of N50,000.

Mr. Samuel Shuaibu, an official from the Currency Operations Department of the CBN, Abuja, said this in Calabar during the ‘CBN Fair’ and sensitisation campaign for residents in the state on the appropriate use of the naira.

Shuaibu stated that the abuse of the naira was not in line with the CBN’s policy,stressing that offenders would henceforth be arrested and prosecuted.

According to him, the awareness programme was also aimed at sensitising the public on online transfer system, how to identify fake currency notes, how to approach the CBN for complaints, amongst others.

He further lamented the fact that Nigerians accord more respect to the United States Dollar than the naira, saying Nigerians ought to appreciate and value the naira because it serves as a symbol of national identity.

His words: “The naira has suffered abuse from majority of Nigerians. Today, we find some people spraying the naira at occasions, soiling it, writing on it, squeezing it while some are hawking it.

“The CBN spent a lot of money in the printing of these naira notes. We urge Nigerians to respect the naira and value it. Anyone caught abusing the naira will risk a jail term of six months or pay a fine of N50,000.”

He also urged Nigerians to desist from keeping money at home, adding that such money could be gutted by fire or carted away by criminals.




"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease" (Genesis 8:22).

One of the most profound principles in the Word of God that guarantees continuous increase in finances is the principle of giving. Not too many people are as excited to give, as they’re to receive, meanwhile the promised blessing isn’t to the receiver but to the giver. Jesus said, “…It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). 

2 Corinthians 9:8 gives us clear insight about the blessedness of the giver. It says, “And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation]” (AMPC). The previous verse says, “…God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, prompt to do it”) giver [whose heart is in his giving]. 

Though the foregoing verses are about finances, Jesus in His sermon on the Mount was more general: “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again” (Luke 6:38). He said “Give!” Whatever good thing you desire in your life, sow the seed of it into the lives of others and it’ll be multiplied in your own life. Remember His words: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them…” (Matthew 7:12). 

Another thing your giving does is that it helps to increase the fruits of your righteousness: “Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness” (2 Corinthians

9:10). Your giving to the Lord connects you and everything that concerns you with blessings that aren’t only for today, but for tomorrow and for all time.

Each time you have the opportunity to give, be excited. Our lives as Christians should depict the character of our heavenly Father, who gave His precious Son, Jesus, for our salvation (John 3:16). CONFESSION. Thank you precious Father, for blessing me in all things, and making me a blessing to my world. I declare that I’m mightily blessed today as I give, for you’ve said in your Word, it’s more blessed to give, than to receive. Hallelujah!


2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 

Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Revelation 3:7-22, Hosea 7-10 

2-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 19:23-37, 2 Chronicles 23-24 

Friday, 8 December 2017

Ablibaba blasts Buhari

'If 80% of the crowd that gathered to welcome President Buhari in Kano were gainfully employed, they will not be on the road welcoming him' Alibaba

Posting this photo from Presidnet Buhari' recent 2-day visit to Kano, Alibaba wrote:

'If 80% of these people were gainfully employed they will not be on the road welcoming Buhari. And it's not about PMB. Because these are backlogs of unemployed and unemployable citizens for over 20 years and counting. These are the types that will cast votes for you for an exchange of a 5kg bag of rice. Why? Because they are down to their last hope. I tell many people. A citizen who gets good primary education will be triggered to get secondary education. At worst they will do better at Vocational schools. But once there is no foundational education, as basic as A is for Apple and 1+1=2 and all elementary teachings, the brain is locked out of the growth process. Because that basic education is what all other things are built on. Look at the pictures, you see popularity... I see thousands who can be used by anyone who has plans that will not benefit this country. Let's begin to educate the child. The educated child will understand policies. The educated child will become a good citizen. The educated child will grow up to contribute to Nigerian economy. What do I know Sef? Shebi I am just a comedian?

“Dear I Go Dye, you are right, but we can fix Nigeria together” - Atiku replies the comedian's open letter

Earlier in the week, comedian I Go Dye wrote an open letter to 2019 Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar telling him not 'to use sentimental empathy on the youths to express his political ambitions'. 

Recall that when Atiku resigned form APC two weeks ago, he mentioned that the APC had forgotten about the Nigerian youths.

Atiku Abubakar has now replied him and he did it via another social media tool called 'Medium' to show he is tech savvy and young at heart.

Read his response below...

Dear I Go Dye,

I read your post on Instagram. It was hard to miss it because it was on every major news website. I would like to say that you were mostly right. The questions you raised in your post are similar to the ones I have been asked by other young people on social media, so I am replying this not just to you as a person, but to all young Nigerians who have asked similar questions.

Firstly, you are right. The Nigerian youth have often been taken for granted, and almost every leader in our history has taken young people for granted. But it’s important to point how this started?—?for people like me who saw Independence; our leadership was mostly driven by young people. Then came the coups, and the civil war, and then more coups. Nigeria ended up with a long period of military dictatorship for many decades, in which time; those young leaders aged, but still remained leaders. Fela, Gani, Enahoro, and Beko were young leaders, yet remained leaders until their demise. That was because of the instability brought on by decades of instability.

By the time we got to 1999, the young people of the day had not been prepared for leadership, because there was no leadership or apprenticeship process under dictatorships. This is one of the reasons the age of leaders has continued to rise. That was because of the leadership stagnation brought on by decades of political instability. Imagine a school that did not graduate any students for 5 years, by the time the top class finally graduates, you will have a backlog of undergraduates.

Our young people are not to blame; we need to remedy this national failure. Last week, there were local government elections in Akwa Ibom State, with over 60% of the seats won by young people, less than 35 years old. That’s how progress can be made. Young people need to participate from the grassroots, all the way across board. Appointments are good, but getting elected is even better. I also understand the issues around funding elections which keep women and young people out, and I will address this in an article I am publishing soon.

I do understand your frustration on the issue, however. I tell people my age that to understand young Nigerians, we need to understand the difference between Nigerian and Naija. Naija embodies the hopes and dreams of young Nigerians, the country they love and long to go home to when they are abroad. Naija is the country that brings them pride in music, film, comedy, fashion, and technology. It is the country of Wiz Kid, Asa, David O, Tuface, the Olympic bobsled team, Iwobi and Don Jazzy Again.

Nigeria on the other hand, is the country of their parents, the country where leaders are constantly failing them, of Boko Haram, of herdsmen violence, of recessions and joblessness. Our young people need us to make our country live up to the aspirations of Naija by fixing the problems associated with Nigeria.

I think it’s important to address the accusation about my tenure as Vice President, that I did nothing for young people. Firstly, as VP, I can only be judged on the responsibilities I was given. A VP obviously is not the driver of government. For example, you can’t blame Prof Osinbajo for all that is going on with the current government. He can only do what he’s allowed to do.

But let me speak about what you can judge me by, my assigned responsibilities. As VP, I assembled what is arguably the best Economic Team ever in Nigeria. It was made up of young, world class professionals, who came home to work. Some of those professionals are now political leaders, governors and world leaders in their own right.

If you ask what our first task was, coming into government in 1999, it was to bring stability to the economy after decades of military rule. For example, between 1999 and 2003, oil prices then were hovering between $16 and $28 yet we managed to pay up salary arrears from decades back, clear up our national debts and built up foreign reserves. Our GDP grew at the fastest rate we’ve seen since the return to democracy.

You mentioned that I never brought young people into leadership, but my record speaks differently. I have a proven record of bringing young, unknown professionals into service. Many of the professionals and ministers I brought in were in their 30s and early 40s. Some of those young leaders have become governors in their states. I went to the World Bank and met a bright lady, convinced her to come back home, and she became a star in our government. To show you we had effective leadership, the same lady could not replicate her exploits under a different government.

I was also in charge of privatization and I have witnesses that I never interfered with the process. I never bought anything belonging to the government. I was quite wealthy before coming into government, with declared assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars in 1999 (which was put in a trust when I became VP); so it was understandable that many of the wealthy Nigerian business people who participated in the privatization programme were my friends. Did I use my influence to get them better deals? No. As the then DG of BPE testified under oath, I never used my position to interfere with his work.

My legacy as Vice President, I would say is the banking consolidation process, for which I gave political backing for. Many big people were putting a lot of political pressure to not change the status quo, but we knew that if that consolidation was not done, Nigeria could not grow. Because of that banking consolidation, Nigerian banks don’t fail anymore the way they used to.

I oversaw the telecoms revolution, which is why young people like you, I Go Dye, now have a flourishing career. Under our tenure, we witnessed a large repatriation of Nigerians back to Nigeria, driven by the hope of the recovering economy. It is sad that many of those young people are heading back abroad now?—?this is to show you that leadership matters.

I know many of these have been forgotten because it was a long time ago, and successive administrations did not follow up on the progress we made. But that is also not to say we were blameless. I was largely frozen out in the second term of our tenure, and I regret that we had that disagreement with my boss. Some say I was disloyal, but I looked at the events in Zimbabwe recently, and it gives me confidence that I did the right thing fighting the attempts to elongate the presidential tenure beyond eight years. If I did not win that fight, do you think we would be having a discussion on young people getting into leadership today?

Intels. I want to address this because you mentioned it. It was the Shagari government that started the Onne Port and later abandoned it. In summary, my business partner and I saw an opportunity to build Nigeria’s oil industry using world class infrastructure, but driven by Nigerians. We went out and took loans to build the facilities, but as we went on, more opportunities opened up, which allowed us access to even more capital. We ended up borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars, mostly from Europe, to build the port, singlehandedly charting the course of Nigeria’s oil industry.

Honestly, I did not ever think we would be that successful, which was why I kept my day job, when we started it. It was just what you would call, a side hustle, but it grew so big, and I had to quit my government job to focus on it. Today, every oil major uses the facilities we built. The government only became clients after the oil companies. Our company has expanded to several countries in Africa. Even the FG has seen that that company is the most competent logistics company in Africa, which is why it gives Intels the most complex operations to manage.

But Intels as a corporate citizen is loved in the locations it operates. That’s because we invest in scholarships, hire young people from the community and train them to become world class technicians. As CSR, we have gone into partnership with the NFF to train young Nigerian footballers, and provide support for the local league. We are loved by the youth in our local communities.

In my home state of Adamawa for example, I’ve created over 50,000 direct jobs and 250,000 indirect ones. We are the largest private employers of labour in the state only second to the state government. It’s not a lot, but it does help reduce unemployment. Who do you think are holding those jobs? Yes, young people.

I Go Dye, I’m not a messiah. I do not promise Eldorado or $1 = N1. But I always ask to look at the economic progress we made under my leadership and what I am doing in private business and judge me by those. People say I became rich in government. It’s a lie. I had hundreds of millions of dollars in assets declared in 1999. My businesses (my shares of which were held in a Blind Trust while I was in government) continued to grow since then. I was able to personally bankroll the PDP back then, so surely I was not poor. But I understand it is politics. So it’s normal to be called names. But how come in all these years, none of my opponents has found any evidence to indict me?

The people who are afraid of me changing the status quo they enjoy will always try to frighten young people about me.

Some people believe youth empowerment is giving handouts to young people instead of building a strong economy. They are wrong. They want to give handouts so they can control young people. But how long can we continue like that? Our country is borrowing to pay salaries, yet we are still holding on to outdated models just so we can control young people for elections.

The success of young Nigerian entrepreneurs in IT & technology, retail, music, and arts shows that given the chance, they can run anything. My job is to be a bridge, which supports our young people achieve these ideals. I will never say only I can do this. I can’t do it alone. I need your support, I Go Dye, so help our economy grow, to ensure that within 10 years, our young people can take over completely.

In summary, I Go Dye, I am not a person who says what he cannot do or show proof. I am giving you an invitation to sit down and ask me any questions you may have. I would also like to take you around, show you some of the businesses I have built, and let you speak to the young people who run those places. It is good to try to convince you that I can do better by our young people, but it is even better to show you. Send me a direct message on Twitter, and we will take it from there.

'Don't use sentimental empathy on the youths to express your political ambitions' Comedian I Go Dye tells Atiku

The comedian on his IG page, penned down an open letter to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who yesterday returned to PDP as he plans to contest for presidency in 2019. Atiku in a live video on Facebook, berated the APC for ignoring the youths of Nigeria. Read what I Go Dye wrote below

'Don't use sentimental empathy on the youths to express your political ambitions. 
Sir, you are one of those that have immensely benefited from Nigeria since your birth in 1946.
Having worked for 20years with the Nigeria Customs where you retired at the age of 43 in 1989 as Deputy Director, your bucket list sure looks good because you were obviously employed at youth 23.
In 1999 you became governor of Adamawa and ultimately the Vice President, all of these you achieved at 53. What did you do during your time in that exalted position? When will the youths like in your time get a chance? am motivated to speak, based on your statement : A party that does not take the youths into account is a dying party.The future belong to young.Please which of the future? 
Remarkably, between 1999 and 2007 that you were the Vice president of Nigeria, it is recorded that tertiary institutions witnessed several strikes that wasted seventeen months ,three weeks and three days.Within this period, what did you do?
If social support were given to youths then,their children will be between 18 and 20years during the 2019 elections,obviously they would have willingly voted for you or anyone that you endorse in 2019.This is the essence of making sacrifices for the future generation. 
You cannot be credited to have been a philanthropic to the youths.
The recent revocation of the NPA contract with Intel,your company,is the major issue. 
As a company either, the people in the region you operated cannot accredit Intel to have provided credible support for the youths or built skills acquisition centers to curb unproductivity as part of it's cooperate social responsibility , which has resulted to many youths embarking on the sub- sahara deserts route treking to Europe,which has claimed many lives.
Your excellency,sir Atiku Abubakar, please don't use sentimental empathy on the youths to express your political ambitions,because by 2019 the youths are preparing to substantiate the real economical,political and progressive change.
I kindly recommend that you should advocate for process that will afford us 
the opportunity of a youthful leadership in the 2019 election.Thanks Amb Francis'

Photos of Olusegun Obasanjo defending his Ph.D dissertation at the National Open University of Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is pursuing a PhD in Christian Theology at the National Open University of Nigeria(NOUN) on Friday, successfully defended his dissertation. 

'APC plans to disrupt our convention by using EFCC to arrest some of our key members' PDP alleges

Ahead of its National convention slated for tomorrow, December 9th in Abuja, PDP has released a statement alleging that the ruling party, APC is planning to use the EFCC to arrest some of its members so they would not attend the convention. Read the party's statement below:

'We have been reliably informed that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), has concluded plans to embarrass our great party by using the anti graft agency, the @OfficialEFCC to arrest and detain key members of our party before the Convention on Saturday December 9, 2017. This is totally unacceptable and another plan of the APC led administration to create a one Party state in the country. The only reason the APC is afraid of a strong opposition in Nigeria is due to the nonperformance and abysmal failures of the party at all levels. We therefore call on all well meaning Nigerians and lovers of democracy worldwide to resist such uncanny attempt to destabilize our hard earned democracy. Nigeria belongs to all us and we must not allow a few people destroy this great country'.

African Union to bring 20,000 stranded migrants home from Libya in the next six weeks

The African Union on Thursday, said that it aims to bring 20,000 stranded migrants Africans home in the next six weeks.

Pressure has grown on the continental body and individual African states to get their citizens out of Libya after CNN broadcast a report showing black Africans being sold as slaves in the north African country.

The African Union had earlier said it wanted to repatriate 15,000 migrants by the year's end, but increased its goal after a task force - including AU, European Union and United Nations officials -- met earlier this week.

"The immediate focus of the task force will be on the repatriation, within the next six weeks, of the 20,000 migrants currently in identified government-controlled detention centres who have expressed the wish to leave Libya," the AU said in a statement yesterday.

The group is also working to organise consular services for stranded migrants and landing rights for airlines that can fly migrants out of Libya, the statement said.

Individual African countries have started their own repatriation programs, with Nigeria, the source of the majority of undocumented migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya, bringing home 144 people earlier this week.

Rwanda has also offered to take in as many as 30,000 migrants who have suffered abuse and slave-like conditions in Libya.

‘Don’t Sell Our Party To An Individual,’ PDP Reform Group Warns

Governor of the PDP and the newly named head of national caretaker committee at the PDP Convention in Port Harcourt in May 2016

Ahead of Saturday’s convention of the the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a concerned group in the Party has tasked its elders and members to remember the founding ideals of the PDP and do everything to stop the ‘wholesale procurement of the party by an individual.”
The PDP reform group which has been consistent in calling the party to order, warned that: “the privatisation of the PDP will erode the confidence of Nigerians in the party and bring it to further public ridicule and shame.”
In an e-mailed statement to The Trent on Friday, December 8, 2017 signed by it co-convener, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, the body said, “What had gradually unfolded in the party as a bad dream and a bad joke, has become a cog in the wheel of our journey, as one individual and his squad are making desperate moves to compromise the party members and buy the party over for a particular candidate.
“We are urging our delegates and all party faithful to remember the founding ideals of the PDP and do everything possible to stop the wholesale procurement of the party by an individual
“The founding ideals of the party at inception is that the party will belong to the Nigerian people. We are therefore miffed by efforts being made by some individuals to buy the soul of the party.
“PDP belongs to us all and never again will we allow a small group of individuals to hijack this great institution.
“As young members of this great party, we are calling on our party elders, leaders, opinion moulders and members to rise up to the occasion and stop this clear and present danger.
“We are worried at the turn of events because it seems we have not learnt from our previous travails. High handedness, impunity and imposition of candidates led to our dismal outing in the 2015 general elections.
Unfortunately, this seems set to continue as the same set of people who dragged us through the Sheriff débâcle appear keen to repeat history; the sad part is that we may not survive it this time around.
We also want to quickly remind all and sundry of a specific recommendation made by the party’s strategy review and inter-party affairs committee which states inter alia that : “In view of the performance of the immediate past members of the National Working Committee, they should be exempted from seeking any position in the in-coming NWC.”
Sadly, this sagely advice seems to have fallen on deaf ears as the same people who were found culpable are still seeking to recycle themselves in party leadership.
We must of a truth question their motives and commitment to the party, as it is glaring that they are merely on a voyage of self aggrandisement and we must do everything humanly possible as a party to stop this political heist.
“The choices we make today, will make or mar our chances as we work toward the 2019 elections. Any complacency or failure to steer in the right direction will practically destroy our chances in 2019.

Diddy is 2017's highest paid musician despite not releasing any new music. Beyonce comes in 2nd with $105m

Talk about being a boss! Forbes has released its annual list of the highest paid musicians for the year 2017 and Diddy is the highest paid even though he hasn't released any new music. Infact the top 4 highest paid musicians of 2017 were black artists.

After Diddy, Beyonce ranks second, followed by Drake. Sean "Diddy" Combs made $130 million in earnings over the past 12 months. Forbes reports that there are three reasons behind the rapper and mogul’s climb. He sold one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million, he has his lucrative Diageo Ciroc vodka partnership, and he put on his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour.

Diddy wasn’t on last year’s list, which was topped by Taylor Swift. Swift fell from the top spot to No. 49 with $44 million earned over the past year.

Beyoncé made a huge jump from No. 34 last year to this year’s No. 2 ranking with $105 million earned. Forbes attributes her meteoric rise to her Formation World Tour and the release of her visual album, "Lemonade."

Drake, the world’s most-streamed artist in recent years, rounds out the top three with $94 million, much of it from his Boy Meets World Tour.

Pope Francis is Right on The Lord’s Prayer By Reno Omokri

I agree with Pope Francis that ‘Lead us not into temptation’ is a wrong translation because it conflicts with James 1:13 “God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone”. It is wrong to attack Pope Francis if you don’t understand him. The Bible was NOT written in English.

Saying things like he is an anti-Christ on the basis of his opinion is just a feature of ignorance.

I have read the Bible cover to cover in multiple translations. I also regularly read the Aramaic Bible. The Lord’s prayer is not the only part of the Bible that has been mistranslated.

There are many verses in the Bible that have been mistranslated. Isaiah 45:11 is just one of many. The King James Version renders it as a command i.e. we are to command God. But we are not to command God. That is an abomination. That verse is meant to be rendered as a question, not a command.

It is not meant to be

“Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.”

It is meant to be ‘concerning the work of my hands command ye me?’

If you travel to England from America and you give them $100 you will get £74. However, if you come to America and give them that same £74, it will not be able to buy you $100. It may buy you $97 but not $100.

Why is this?

Because something is always lost in the conversion process.

That is what has happened to the Bible when it went from Hebrew/Aramaic/Greek to English.

At this point, let me say that I admire Muslims because they prefer to translate themselves rather than translate their Qur’an.

They translate themselves by learning Arabic so they can read the Qur’an in its original language, Arabic.

Reno Omokri
Number One Bestselling author of Facts Versus Fiction: The True Story of the Jonathan Years: Chibok, 2015 and Other Conspiracies

Bobrisky goes on a lengthy rant on IG, calls out Mc Galaxy and shares his own side of the story on what transpired between him and his gateman

The drama between Bobrisky and his former gateman have taken another turn and singer, Mc Galaxy is now involved.

Earlier today, Mc Galaxy shared a photo of Jacob and revealed that he is cancelling his trip to Rwanda in other to help him go to his village to visit his sick father.

Bobrisky went on a lenghty rant on Instagram, calling Mc Galaxy a fraud and revealed that he is owing him money. Read what he wrote below

Morning guys...... I never wanted to address dis Jacob issue but I will say something now on it since dis stupid mc galaxy want cheap fame let me give it to him. Dis bastard called mc galaxy called me two years ago to dance to one of his music video. I drove there and after performing on his video dis useless idiot paid me 20k. I laughed so hard cos I regretted not negotiating with him before d video. Few weeks later dis bastard called me again... that I should always promote all his music for him on Snapchat since have got many followers on snap and we both agreed 150k on every song. I was pushing dis foolish and destroy career song back to back with honest heart in which some of u can witness to it on my snap. That was how I got to meet or know dis thing. Straight to d point. Mc galaxy will promise me 150k for a song den later pay 100k to my account.i used to imagine d way dis boy use to cal millions on his page to give followers but at d end with d day dis idiot don't give them nothing.... so I believe he wanted to use me so I acted smart. He called last two weeks that he want to drop a song for me and Jacob that should he go ahead ? I said if he want to. but he should know I won't be able to promote d song now because I have other people job to promote. Then he said let him go and record d song first. After dis idiot drop d song. He message me that d song is not going viral d way he wanted it that he will pay me for one month promo to push d song for him... I laugh ? and ask him how much is dis idiot paying he said he is paying same 150k and he will pay two times. Pls guys dis dude is so fake trust me he lied so much and he pretend to be ur friend... but trust me he is a snake ?. Continuation of my story... after dis idiot said he was paying 150k I said okay. Den he credited my account with 100k first. And he said he will pay d balance later. Okay I danced to d song with Jacob and posted it on my page. As usual as we all know his way always paying for add on all d blogs idiot. Have told him to go to his village to sell Camry spare part cos his songs are dead. Idiot davido drop banana follow me my brother also drop his dead song plantain fool. Wait 4 more


Then mc galaxy called me last week again that he want me to release Jacob to come to his house ? that he is about shooting d viral video of Jacob dance ?. Good I asked him how much is d idiot paying Jacob he said he will give him 5k for thanks for coming.... and i got angry and asked him y do u live fake life mc galaxy u used somebody name to sing and u still want him on ur video and yet u wanna pay d poor boy 5k.so I asked him to give him 50k else I won't allow d boy go. A day before d video he called me at night and asked me to allow he come that I should dress him up well. D following day I have Jacurb money to cut his hair wear shoe and a new shirt and also asked my bodyguard to follow him to mc galaxy house. After d video mc galaxy gave d poor boy 38,000. I was so mad that y didn't u count d money before collecting it from him. He said he told him d Money was compete. So I called mc galaxy and he told me it was 40k he gave him. Okay I move on I gave Jacob 15000 from d money to keep in his account. And d remaining balance I added more money to it and so my personal shopper to buy is food in d house. So that night on my CCTV camera I saw Jacob on a long cal at d bq I watch him cal for almost 1 hour and I called him who he was talking to. He said he father was sick ? that he need to go him fear enough I asked him wen he was going to his village he said in two days time but he will bring his friend to stay with me till he arrived back. I gave him 60k and also gave my driver 15k to go and buy him ticket at God is good motor park. He tricked my driver and said d bus don't sell ticket until his ready to go. So we gave him all d money. On Monday I traveled I wasn't around so before leaving d house I asked him not to go with d iPhone 6 I bought for him that he should keep it wen he comes back he will continue using it. I don't want him to misplace d phone. Jacob left my house on Monday night so on Wednesday mc galaxy was calling on his Song promo but I was driving I couldn't pick. So d following day he said he saw Jacob on d road crying and he asked him not to talk to nobody that he gave him money. And my respond was a bit drastic I told him he is evil pure evil.




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