Sunday, 19 November 2017

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ekwueme is dead

Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, a one time former vice president of Nigeria, is dead.

A statement from his family signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme said that he died by 10:00 pm in a London clinic, Sunday.

The statement read: “Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing away of their patriarch, the former Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme GCON.

 “The sad event occurred at the London Clinic at 10:00 pm on Sunday 19th November 2017.”

Rest in peace Dr.

Credit: Sahara Reporters

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DOWNLOAD Music: Jubal – Toya

Jubal's Toya is a spirit inspired track that seeks to give all praise and worship to God for His faithfulness, love and blessings.

This song of appreciation,'Toya', meaning 'Praise Him' in Igbo Language, according to Jubal...

"depicts the depth of my heart towards the kindness of God and the longsuffering of his son Jesus Christ. So Praise him and put the devil to shame. Praise him and lightening up your world. Praise him and allow him make ways for you and be your light in the darkest darkness"

The artiste went ahead to state that there are several circumstances in life that would have either taken our lives or would have caused us a great deal of damage but God is always there to pull us out.

"His grace has always been sufficient and it has never been predicated on will, strength, power, or how well we run our races.

"God has been the pillar of my life and he’s the foundation of my joy. His faithfulness touches down from the heavens and it’s wider than the ocean. My appreciation to him inspires this beautiful track titled Toya"

So, for all God has being doing for us, all he requests is a simple appreciation. Praise Him today!


Sing along with Jubal!

See Lyrics, BELOW!

I never believed I could have a life..

Never thought I could make it right.

But you’ve been faithful..

Even when it seems am gon’ loose my life..

You came in your glory just to make things right..

Lord am so grateful…

And for everything you’ve done for me..

Lord I will stand and give you praise..

Say na only you be God..

Nara ekele, nara otito..

For everything you’ve done for me..

It’s all because of your love..

Toya ka’nyi toonu chukwu onye na eme mma….

Anytime I wake I will praise the lord..

Na him make me sleep..

Na him wake me up..

Lord am so grateful…

Even when I fall down you raise me up..

Then I was broke noe you filled my cup..

Lord you’ve been faithful…

And for everything you’ve…………..


About Jubal

Jubal is a Nigerian born contemporary gospel artist who was born on the 23rd of September. He hails from Anambra state the eastern part of Nigeria. He’s from a family of eight and he’s a talented gospel artiste who started his career at the age of ten the moment he started playing the guitar…his hit single “Toya” was inspired by God through his life experiences.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

What President Buhari Said In Abakaliki (FULL AND DETAILED SPEECH)

There is no part of Nigeria where you will not find Igbo entrepreneurs, both men and women, contributing to the development of their adopted communities.



I am delighted to be in Abakiliki today to interact with the good people of this State and indeed, the South East (Ndigbo) region as a whole.

2. I want to express my gratitude to Ndi Ebonyi for their hospitality and warm reception since our arrival in Abakiliki a few hours ago.

3. In the last few hours, I have commissioned some landmark projects and laid the foundation stones for the Ebonyi City Mall and a flyover bridge projects. I commend His Excellency, Governor David Umahi for his vision and commitment to the development of his State.

4. In the course of my visit, I also had the honour and privilege of unveiling the statue of a great Nigerian, Sir Akanu Ibiam, whose notable records of humanitarianism, advocacy of free primary education and rural development, will continue to be an inspiration to all.

5. I am also grateful to the people of Ebonyi as well as the South East traditional rulers, who today, bestowed on me traditional titles. To the Ndi Ebonyi, I am ENYIOMA 1 (Good Friend) and to the South East, I am OCHIOHA OF NDIGBO. I thank you for this honour and kind gesture.

6. My presence here today is a demonstration of our strong belief in the unity of Nigeria. As the most populous country in Africa, with over 300 ethnic groups, our diversity is almost unique among nations.

7. The people of the South East are known for their ingenuity, industrial and commercial talent. There is no part of Nigeria where you will not find Igbo entrepreneurs, both men and women, contributing to the development of their adopted communities.

8. So I am asking you all not to buy into the senseless propaganda on secession. Igbo is Nigeria and Nigeria is Igbo. Both are inseparable.

9. We must therefore continue to commit ourselves to the development of Nigeria. A Nigeria where we sustain our national unity without compromising on our cultural identities. A Nigeria where the aspirations of its people is guaranteed without prejudice to tribe or religion. A Nigeria, where we can sleep at night knowing that tomorrow will be better than today.

10. The task of nation building is a continuous one. It never stops. Our founding fathers, from all corners of this country, worked together to actualize the creation of one Nigeria.

11. After independence, the same founding fathers worked together to maintain this one Nigeria. Yes, they had differences and varied opinions at times. After all, they were only human. And yes, they had moments of weaknesses and doubt. But again, no one is perfect. However, one thing they all protected until the end of their lives was having one Nigeria for all Nigerians.

12. Today, Nigeria is 57 years old. Nigeria has gone through many pains. But has also achieved significant successes. Its citizens are leaders in all aspect of human development. But we rarely celebrate these successes more. Some misguided Nigerians would rather channel their energy to propagating negative stories and senseless rumours.

13. Over 60% of Nigeria’s population is under 25 years old. They have little knowledge of Nigeria’s journey. They were not born during the dark days of civil war and the nation rebuilding that happened afterwards.

14. The task of nation building is a continuous one. It relies on the successful transition of factual knowledge from one generation to another. This means it is our collective responsibility to ensure we do not betray our founding fathers as we transfer the Nigeria project from one generation to the next.

15. As our national anthem says; “the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain”

16. So parents, speak to your children about the importance of their heritage, culture and being open minded. Teachers, teach your students about the history of this nation and how it was a coalition of diversity that brought it to existence. And leaders, we must lead by example and show tolerance and acceptance of diversity.

17. Today, most grievances expressed by all Nigerians, not only those in the south east, is lack of jobs, poor infrastructure and basic amenities. We are working aggressively to address these.

18. We are building roads, hospitals and schools. We are expanding our power transmission infrastructure while supporting the generation and distribution companies to ensure more power is delivered to our homes. We are developing agricultural programs that will create more jobs while making Nigeria food secure

19. For example, we recently mobilized the contractor of the 2nd Niger Bridge back to site. We have also made provisions in the 2018 budget proposal to ensure this project is completed as early as possible.

20. We are also upgrading the Federal Medical Centre in Umuahia by constructing a Modern Medical Diagnostic Centre. This will further bring quality and affordable health care to the region.

21. In the agricultural sector, the States in this region have participated in all Federal Government agricultural initiatives. For instance, Ebonyi was among the first few State Government’s to sign up to the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative. The program has already created thousands of direct and indirect jobs in this fertile part of the our country.

22. I would like to congratulate Governor Umahi who put aside his political differences to participate in this federally led project that has improved the lives of not only the farmers of Ebonyi State, but the entire South East States.

23. For the South East, I am pleased to inform you that our 2018 budget proposal has allocated up to N10 billion for the development of the Enyimba Industrial Park and Nnewi Auto Park. Both projects will be implemented in collaboration with the respective state Governments and the private sector. Again, these are classic examples of the partnerships between the Federal and State Governments in the region to improve the livelihoods of Nigerians – politics aside.

24. In October 2017, we commenced the payment of pensions to police officers who were granted Presidential pardon in 2000 after serving in the former Biafran Police during the 30 month civil war. These officers, and their next of kin, have waited for their pensions for 17 years since the Presidential pardon.

25. I want to assure the Ndigbo that the welfare and well-being of every Nigerian is important to us. We stand for inclusivity and will not leave any section or citizen behind.

26. I thank you most sincerely for your attention and warm reception.

30. May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Buhari in Ebonyi, Promises to Address Power, Social Service Issues in S’East

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reiterated his commitment to deliver on his promises, including addressing issues of agriculture, power and social services in the South-east zone, adding that the 2018 budget also captured many projects in the zone.

The president, who commended the state Governor, Chief David Umahi, for his warm reception and his commitment to the development of the state, said: “I am delighted to be here in Abakaliki to interact with the good people of Ebonyi State and indeed the South-east region as a whole. I want to express my gratitude to the people of Ebonyi State for their hospitality and warm reception since I arrived the state.

“My presence here today is a demonstration of my strong belief in the unity of Nigeria. As the most populous country in Africa with over 300 ethnic groups, our diversity is almost unique. When I met with the leaders of the South-east in Abuja last month, they raised several issues of concern including the state of the roads and infrastructure in the region.

“I will like to commend His Excellency Governor David Umahi for his vision and commitment to the development of this state. Some of the projects I commissioned since my arrival are laudable. I am also grateful to the traditional rulers of Ebonyi State for the honour bestowed on me with the traditional title of Enyi Oha 1. I thank you for this honour and warm reception.

“I want to assure you that we will deliver on our promises. Our 2018 budget included many projects for the region in the area of power, agriculture and social services.”

More to come...

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Anambra Guber: My Life In Danger, Obiano Panics

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano yesterday raised the alarm that his life was in danger following the sudden withdrawal of his security details by the police.

Obiano who stormed out of the election stakeholders meeting at the Prof. Dora Akunyili Development Centre, Awka after raising the alarm had waited for hours before the arrival of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

The governor said the development was unacceptable and a dangerous signal of what would happen ahead of the governorship election and demanded the immediate return of his security details to avoid overheating of the polity.

He said: “I want my security details returned immediately because I am going to start a fight from there. I am the sitting governor of Anambra state and all the paraphernalia of my office must be there.

“This is unacceptable and a sign of what will happen. Those behind this would be disappointed because we are very ready for the election.

“My life is in danger; this morning they withdrew my senior police aides, that is what I am saying and it is unacceptable. We will fight this we are not going to allow that to go. I don’t need any replacement, I want to work with the people I have worked with.”

The governor had earlier complained of not being accorded recognition by the moderator of the event when he walked in and said he had wanted to speak with the Inspector General of police who was scheduled to be at the meeting but had to voice out as the IG was not around and he was not aware when he would arrive.

Reacting to the governor’s outburst, the National Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the event was a stakeholders’ meeting, and as such no candidate would be accorded any special treatment regardless of his position.

He said the commission insists on equal treatment of all candidates in the election and should not only have equal standing, but must be respected.

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, who eventually arrived the meeting when almost all the candidates and majority of the stakeholders had left, explained that the withdrawal of the governor’s ADC and policemen attached to politicians was a routine exercise the Police carries out during elections and was not in any way done to witch hunt the governor.

The IG said he decided to withdraw the policemen attached to politicians because of previous experiences where such cops worked for their masters to truncate the electoral process.

He said the police have deployed 21, 000 officers that would complement the 5,000 in the state, 303 patrol vehicles, three helicopters, one for each of the three zones, 15 gunboats , Armored personnel carrier, Deputy Inspector General, Operations; two AIGs, three Commissioners of Police and some Deputy and Assistant Commissioners for the election.

IG Idris also disclosed that Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Garba Umar, had been asked to step down for neutrality and another officer who has no affinity with the state would take his place.

Earlier on, the INEC Chairman said that the election was unique because it would be the first in the history of Nigeria where a large number of candidates, 37 of them would be contesting for one governorship position, just as it would be the first governorship election that would be combined with election for state House of Assembly where eight political parties would be contesting.

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Super Eagles Whip Argentina 4-2 !

Super Eagles fought back from two goals down to beat Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly at Krasnodar in Russia, with Alex Iwobi grabbing a brace.

The game, in preparation for the Russia 2018 World Cup, was played in Krasnodar, Russia.

The Argentines, parading star players like Sergio Aguero, Javier Mascherano and Angel Di Maria, scored the first two goals of the game.

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Man Bites Off Nurse’s Nose And Ears After Inviting Her To His Home For A Romantic Date

A man left a nurse horrifically disfigured by biting off her ears, nose and fingertips after inviting her to his house for a romantic meal. The sickening and violent attack lasted four hours and came during the pair’s first date after meeting online.

The attacker Anatoliy Ezhkov has been named a Russian Hannibal Lecter after leaving 41-year-old nurse Irina Gonchar with life-changing injuries, MetroUK learnt.

The 45-year-old is thought to have been high on drugs when he made the sickening attack. He allegedly plied her with alcohol and beat her up before tying her up with a cord and sinking his teeth into her flesh.

He then allegedly tried to strangle her but couldn’t get a firm grip on her neck because of the amount of blood. Instead he decided to rip off her ears, nose and fingertips with his teeth as well as taking chunks out of her spine during the four hour ordeal, it is claimed.

The woman was eventually rescued after neighbours, hearing the woman’s screams, called the police. She was taken to hospital suffering from concussion, a rib fracture and severe wounds to the rest of her body.

A relative of the woman told local media: ‘This torture lasted for four hours, this man tore at her body with his teeth, she is positive he tried to kill her. ‘He tried to smother her, but her neck was covered by blood and his hands got slippy. ‘Neighbours heard screams but they are used to these things as there are lots of alcoholics living in the hostel.’

After being questioned by police the man was released on police bail until a court hearing. One of the victim’s family, who was not named, told local media:

‘How could the cops let him go? What if he breaks into her flat after she is sent home and tries to kill her?’

Neighbour, Ludmila Zalomskaya, added: ‘I am shocked with this story and even more shocked he was released.’ A police spokesman confirmed the incident took place but declined to comment.

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Yemi Alade Replies Fan Who Said Her B00bs Are Sagging (PHOTOS)

Celebrities in General have decided to play it the hard way.. and trust us, when we say, these guys aren’t totally at fault.

Many years back, you can insult a celebrity and go away with it, but these days, when the word, “Savage”, came into social media, everyone is totally now becoming a savage!

Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade yesterday, shared the below beautiful picture of herself on Social Media, and a fan, perhaps a troll, felt it was an appropriate time to tell the singer, what has been bothering him – her “sagging” boobs.

The troll on Instagram, @chipetbaba wrote to the singer, “Something is sagging”… and of course, Yemi didn’t play it cool, and served it to him hot. She replied “Yes, your cell membrane”.


In the same vein, Adekunle Gold, yesterday, celebrated meeting Edsheeran yesterday, he wrote on Twitter. “Let me celebrate this small (actually big) victory. I just met @edsheeran guys! Feels good to meet someone you have listened to a lot.”

Then a curious fan simply identified as Gabriel was curious to know if it was the actual Ed Sheeran, like there could be a fake Ed Sheeran?

…and Kunle Responded thus;

Chai, celebrities are not smiling again oo.

Thanks to MaDailyGist...all culled tho!!

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WOW!! Lady With Massive Behind Causes Stir On Facebook (Photos)

 Just like many of her type, this lady has caused serious stir online, especially on Facebook where she uploaded her busty photos for 'yours sincerely' viewing pleasure!!!

Sharing these pictures of her huge back side in a skin tight dress, she caught the attention of many Facebook users and in few seconds, her friends list multiplied! Chai! Ndi uwa!!

See reactions below:

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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Explosion At Spare Parts Workshop As Enugu Hold LG Elections

There was an explosion in Enugu on Saturday as residents went to the polls to elect leaders at the local government level.

The explosion took place at a spare parts workshop on Brodrick Street in the Coal Camp axis of the Enugu State capital, created panic in the area.

The Enugu State Police Command has, however, called on residents to go about their business as it was a minor explosion which did not affect voting activities at the polling unit close to the site of the explosion.

Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Ebere Amarizu, said in a short statement that no life was lost and that operatives of the Explosive Ordinance Department of the command were at the scene.

According to him, the operatives will conduct an analysis of the scene and the explosion to find out the cause of the workshop and its nature.

The Coal Camp axis is an enclave of artisans – welders, mechanics, auto electricians and more.

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FIFA Approves Nigeria Vs Argentina Friendly Match

World football–governing body, FIFA, has given approval for the international friendly between Nigeria and Argentina to go ahead as scheduled in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday, 14th November 2017.

This was contained in a letter forwarded to the Football Union of Russia, addressed to the General Secretary, Aleksandr Alaev, and signed by FIFA’s Director of Competitions, Christian Unger.

The letter, dated 31 October 2017 read, inter alia: “FIFA would like to thank you for complying with the Regulations Governing International Matches by submitting the relevant information and authorisations for the following tier 1 international match: Argentina Vs Nigeria, Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar, 14 November 2017.

“In accordance with article 7 of the regulations, FIFA is happy to provide official authorisation for this men’s tier 1 international match.

“Please note that this authorisation is conditional upon FIFA receiving details of the referees who will officiate in the stated match. We will confirm authorisation once the referee details have been received and checked. We would like to remind you that only referees included in the 2017 FIFA Refereeing Lists can officiate in an international “A” match.

“We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that in accordance with article 12 of the Regulations Governing International Matches, your association is required to ensure that a completed association report, list of players for both teams and the referee report are submitted to FIFA within 48 hours of each international “A” match.”

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Friday, 3 November 2017

How Lack Of Sleep Is Harming Your Brain

Without adequate rest and sleep, you are putting your brain in danger.

Most people are already burning the midnight candle with a belief that money does not sleep, some sleep for few hours per night just to make their business move or to make ends meet. Even if you sleep for 8 hours in the day and barely get a wink at night, you re still harming your brain and worse of all your business too.

What makes businesses move? It's simply the big brains behind them. We have the Steve Jobs of Apple, the Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and the Bill Gates of Microsoft. All these people have something in common, a high IQ.

Surprisingly, losing sleep to make your business move smoothly or for whichever reason you choose to stay up at night, puts a lot of stress on your brain and does just the opposite of what you are hoping to achieve.

For some, the effects might show immediately, and for others, it might take some time, but the risk remains the same.

Here is what Travis Bradberry had to say

Skipping sleep impairs your brain function across the board. It slows your ability to process information and problem solve, kills your creativity, and catapults your stress levels and emotional reactivity

Want more evidence?

A new research from the University of Rochester (United States) provided first direct evidence to how your brain cells need sleep to function perfectly (Don't worry it wouldn't be so crazy science, I always simple stuff for you guys).

According to the study, when you sleep, your brain goes to work, removing toxin proteins from its neurons that are by-products of neural activity when you are awake. Now, your brain can only remove them adequately only while you are asleep. So when you don't get enough sleep, the toxic proteins remain in your brain cells wreaking havoc by impairing your ability to think.

If you go with the motto "money does not sleep" and you spend your life chasing it, then you might not get to sleep at all when you finally get your slack.

Get enough sleep, as you require your brain do a lot of mental work that is required for business growth and success and there is no way to make yourself more intelligent than to get some shut-eye.

Source: Paul Samuel (Fitness Doctor)

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Buhari Approves The Treatment Of Former VP. Alex Ekwueme Abroad

President Muhammadu Bubari has approved that former Vice-President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, be flown abroad immediately for medical treatment after family disclosed his unstable health condition.

The approval from the President covers the immediate charter of an Air Ambulance for the emergency movement and the cost of treatment for the elder statesman.

Buhari’s approval came barely 24 hours after medical experts advised the family of ailing second republic Vice President against flying him abroad until his condition improves.

It was gathered that the President’s approval was sequel to a brief the President received Friday on the medical condition of the former Vice-President.

Few minutes after, the president in a statement on Friday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, approved the request, praying that God grant the elder statesman speedy recovery.

It would be recalled that he had been admitted at a private hospital in Enugu state, where doctors have continued battle to stabilize his health while arrangement for flying him abroad continues.

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Anti-Grazing Law Fallout: Thousands Of Cattle Flood Benue Communities

Thousands of cattle and several herders have allegedly invaded Adzage community in Logo Local Government area of Benue State following the implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing law which began in the state, last Wednesday.

Daily Sun gathered from sources in the area that one person, Ortse Kwaghdoo was killed while another, a septuagenarian, Hingir Akaa was brutally wounded by the herders who had flooded the area with their cattle in the last four days.

Our source, Joseph Anawa who spoke with our correspondent on phone said several houses were burnt till early hours of Friday by the invading Fulani herdsmen who also spared no farmlands as they grazed their cattle on the farms of the villagers with reckless abandon.

Anawa who recalled that Kwaghdoo was killed while he was fishing by the river said the situation had sent fears in the heart of the people who could no longer go to their farms for fear of being attacked or even killed by the well armed.

The community leader who listed the affected communities to include Tse-Gi, Tse-Jibo, Tse-Abiem,

Tse-Aku, Tyo-Affiah and Tse-Ajim however noted that there were no casualties yet apart from the killing of Kwaghdoo.

“There is no casualty for now, apart from the killing on Thursday but there are a lot of people machetted. Many have run away into the bush with varying degrees of injuries, their cattle have also destroyed farm crops like yam, rice, guinea corn, soya beans.”

“You know that the settlement attackedbnow had been attacked before, so what the villagers did was to build thatched houses all which have been burnt down again.”

Anawa who lamented that despite the anti open grazing law in the state, the herders were still grazing their cattle freely in the council area said, “the anti grazing law is not effective in this area, because there is nobody to enforce the new law.

“There are no security men on ground aside the usual ones and the vigilante members are handicapped because the herdsmen are armed with sophisticated weapons.”

The community leader claimed, ‘ironically, Taraba state had deployed detachment of security men in two of their towns located along Benue/Taraba border, that is Arufu and Akwara leaving the entire Logo and other boundary communities in Benue state’.

Also confirming the latest incident in the council, chairman of the local government, Hon. Richard Nyajo said six settlements in the council area had been attacked adding that cattle are still grazing in the council area despite the new law.

He added that policemen have been deployed to the council area to beef up security. When contacted, state Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) ASP, Moses Yamu said he was not aware of another attack on the said communities in the local government area.

Yams who disclosed that security men have been deployed to all the flash points within the state to beef up security explained that the killing of a man on Thursday morning at a fish pond in the council area was done while the herdsmen were moving out of the state.

“Unlike the previous attacks when the herdsmen would invade communities and attack, the incident on Thursday was that the herdsmen were moving away from the state as a result of the anti grazing law and met the man fishing and killed him”.


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You Are Irresponsible Journalists, Kyari, Oyo-Ita Never Quarelled -Presidency

The Presidential Media Aide, Mr. Garba Shenhu has described media reports of a fight between top government officials at the State House as fabrications that could only have been conjured by correspondents who would probably make better fiction writers than journalists.

He continued his tirade on the journalists in a meeting with them Friday by branding them are mere irresponsible writers.

The presidency also denied that there is feud between the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and the Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita.

Shehu insisted that it was impossible for the conversation between Kyari, and Oyo-Ita to have been heard by any journalist, as the distance between the State House correspondents and the two government officials as they addressed the Vice President at Wednesday’s FEC meeting, would have made their conversation completely inaudible to the journalists.

It insisted that it was taking the matter beyond what it is to suggest that mere debate and argument over issues, translated to a feud, a fight or a clash.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Shehu, stated this in a short meeting with State House Correspondents at the the Media Center, to appeal to them to be responsible in their reportage of the number seat of power in the country.

“By tradition, the media organizations send their best reporters to the State House. This should reflect, at all times on the quality of reporting.

“I am a journalist myself, and in journalism, you are not supposed to report anything other than the facts of what you heard or observed directly, or what you were told by a firsthand or authoritative eyewitness,” he said.

“You cannot add two and two to make twenty-two and present it to the public as news.”

According to him, “People can debate and argue over issues, but to suggest that there was a feud, a fight or a clash was to take matters beyond what they were.”

Shehu also denied categorically any suggestion that the two government officials had been summoned to see the President over the alleged skirmish, referring to that conclusion as yet another example of conjecture.

“Top government officials of that calibre see the President on a regular basis. To suggest that they were summoned to see him as a result of a so-called feud is just a fabrication, a conclusion that is below the level of responsible journalism that we expect from our State House correspondents,” he said.

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Whatsapp Messenger Hit By Temporary Outage; Facebook Investigating

WhatsApp messenger suffered a temporary outage in India and many other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter, on Friday.

Users in countries ranging from Brazil and Russia to Vietnam and Myanmar reported on social media that WhatsApp was down in their countries.

The extent of the outage and the reasons for it were not immediately known.

‘Whatsappdown’ was the top trending item on Twitter in India, which is WhatsApp’s biggest market with about 200 million of its billion-plus users.

It was also a top trending item on Twitter in Pakistan, Britain, Germany and many other countries.

Users reported WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging service, had begun to gradually function again about 30 minutes after initial complaints of an outage appeared on social media.

Users in Malaysia and Singapore also complained of WhatsApp being down in those countries.

A spokeswoman for Facebook in Singapore said the company was still investigating the matter.

Independent websites monitoring outages of popular social media services via online conversations and Twitter messages report regular outages for WhatsApp, often one every few weeks, but these are typically brief and confined to certain geographies.

WhatsApp has faced similar widespread outages this year, including for several hours in May.

WhatsApp is used by more than 1.2 billion people around the world and is a key tool for communications and commerce in many countries.

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Anambra Elections: 21,000 Policemen To Be Deployed

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to discuss the security situation in the country especially the preparation ahead of the November 18th elections in Anambra.

Speaking to State House Correspondents after a closed door meeting with the President, the IG who said the issue of kidnapping also top the agenda said, about 21,000 police officers are to be deployed for the elections to provide adequate security in the Anambra election.

He said “Obviously I am here as usual to discuss with the Commander in Chief on the security challenges we are having and how we will face these security challenges adequately.

“The security challenges are obvious. You know we are having elections in Anambra state and we are having challenges in various part of the country especially some of these issues of kidnapping and these are things I discussed with the President and the measures taken to address it squarely.

“For the Anambra election, obviously we are deploring a lot of police officers, almost about 21,000 police officers to be able to provide adequate security in the Anambra election. We are deploying our water boats to take care of the water ways, we are deploring our helicopters to take care of the aerial surveillance and we are deploying our conventional police men and special police units to take care of situations on ground and by the grace of God we are going to have a successful and peaceful elections in Anambra state.”

The IG also speaking on the security situation on Kaduna Abuja highway, said, “Kaduna Abuja road as you rightly observed, we have deplored our special unit there and we have arrested several of these kidnappers and I want to appreciate the effort of the National Assembly for providing sort of a death penalty for suspects arrested involved in some of these cases of kidnapping. I’m sure that in few weeks time we are going to have drastic fall in the report of some of these incidences of kidnapping on those areas because of these punishment that has been made now by the National Assembly.”

Asked when the suspects will be charged to court, Idris said, “We are taking them to court everyday, presently we have almost over 3000 suspects in the various police stations all over the country and we are taking them to court, recently I set up a task force to sort of streamline or scrutinize these cases so that we have speedy trial of some of these suspects.”

Asked when he will honour the summon the Senate, he said, “These are legal issues, we are discussing with our legal team. Obviously if there is need we are going to appear for the sake of having respect for the Senate, I will appear before them.”

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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Confusion As Goat Gives Birth To “Human” Kids In Yobe State. (Photos)

Confusion, shock and commotion was the order of the day in Potiskum LGA of Yobe State after a goat gave birth to two creatures, which look so much like human being. 

This development has however thrown residents of the area into shock eve as they allege that the owner of the goat may have had s3x with the Goat.

Who is in the right position to explain this to us. Is this possible?.

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Weird!: Girls Make Dress With One Hundred (100) Cartons Of CONDOM!

Nawa o. Nothing wey person no go see o.

Where these two young ladies got this dirty inspiration to sew gowns with Condoms still beat my imagination.

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Invigilator’s Attitude And Its Relationship With Exam Failure Amongst Students

An invigilator could be a staff, or an external body that oversees and ensures that exams are written in a conducive environment that will give students, ample opportunity to focus on their works and also militate against examination malpractice.

Dissemination of rules and regulations as regards the conduct of an examination is one of the responsibilities of an exam invigilator.

Enforcement of such rules is equally one of them.

Now, an invigilator is not just there to monitor and prevent a student from cheating during exams. It is rather horrifying to note that invigilators have turned themselves into wolves and lions and as a result, students no longer see them as their guide, but a nightmare!

I am very much concerned because we are leaving untouched, one of the key factors responsible for examination failures, especially in Nigerian tertiary institutions and which has gone a long way to encouraging what we call ‘sorting’

Examination rooms or classes are supposed to be conducive enough so as to enhance students’ ability to focus completely on their work. That is why notes like “Exam In Progress, No Noise’ are usually pasted on the doors, walls and other strategic positions informing people that absolute silence is needed in that very environment.

Unfortunately, those who make these laws are the ones who break them.

I have been in an exam hall where I nearly raised the class on an invigilator who kept screaming at one student after another, and succeeded in distracting everyone. Luckily, the H.O.D was around and the lecturer was sent away from the class.

Students are issued out codes of conduct in an exam hall, but lecturers and invigilators are not issued same in an exam. Is this right? Does an invigilator have the right to distract you in your own exams? Does a lecturer have the right to slap you in an exam? Does a lecturer have the right to scream, discuss with other lecturers, make and answer phone calls, laugh and sing inside an exam hall?

These attitudes by Nigerian lecturers have become a nightmare which unknowingly, is a key contributory factor to series of examination failures.

Invigilators are supposed to guide and put students through when they encounter challenges during an exam. Students should be at ease and should feel comfortable beckoning on you for assistance when the need arises.

How can a student recall and put down correctly what he or she was taught, when the invigilator’s screaming keeps ringing in their heads? Whoever performs well in this condition?

How can you pass your exams when you keep hearing invigilators discussing about how they made merry and danced last night in the club and how he managed to wake and all what not? How will you perform well when your attention is divided?

Please, whoever buys this idea, should share this. Lecturers and invigilators need to be issued codes of conduct in an exam room.

Michael Doo
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