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April 23, 2019

THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE IS INTACT AND SAFE FOR COMMUTERS -FG


The Federal Government of Nigeria has dispelled the rumour spreading on social media regarding the safety of the Third Mainland Bridge. The Federal Government reacted to a video content that has since gone viral, showing shaky joints of a section of the bridge.
According to Federal Government (FG), the video is purely misrepresented and should be disregarded.
In a press release from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, the FG described the section captured in the video clip as part of spots already slated for repair.
“THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT THE EXPANSION JOINT SHOWN IN A FACEBOOK VIDEO CLIP, IS ONE OF THOSE SLATED FOR CHANGE DURING REPAIRS TO THE THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE WHICH WILL COMMENCE SOON.”

The seemingly shaky joints do not pose any structural danger

The Federal Government further stressed that the section captured in the video clip that appears frail does not pose any structural defect.
“IT IS STILL FUNCTIONING AND OUR ENGINEERS AND CONSULTANTS HAVE ADVISED THAT IT DOES NOT POSE ANY STRUCTURAL DANGER TO THE BRIDGE AND IT IS SAFE TO USE.”
It was further explained that the joints were already marked in the last maintenance check carried out during the last 3-day Investigative Maintenance in August 2018.
“COMMUTERS AND LAGOS RESIDENTS WILL RECALL THAT THE THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE WAS SHUT DOWN FOR A 3-DAY INVESTIGATIVE MAINTENANCE IN AUGUST 2018.
TESTS DONE ON THE EXPANSION JOINTS THEN – CALLED STATIC AND DYNAMIC LOAD TESTS – WERE TO CHECK FUNCTIONALITY. A NUMBER OF EXPANSION JOINTS WERE IDENTIFIED FOR REPLACEMENT THEN.”

Third mainland bridge is safe 

Third Mainland Bridge which is the longest of the three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the Mainland, has been declared safe for commuters by the federal government
“THEREFORE THE THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE IS SAFE FOR USE, AND PEOPLE SHOULD DESIST FROM SPREADING OR SHARING FALSE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BRIDGE ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS.”

FG explained recent developments

Similarly, the Federal Government stated that an underwater confirmatory test was carried out as preparatory for the repair soon to commence.
“MORE RECENTLY, IN MARCH THIS YEAR, UNDERWATER CONFIRMATORY TESTS PRECEDING THE REPAIR WORK TO BE DONE ON THE BRIDGE, WERE CARRIED OUT ON THE PILES TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS FURTHER DETERIORATION OR NOT ON THE PILES FROM THAT DONE IN 2013. HOWEVER, ALL THE TESTS DONE PREPARATORY TO THE CLOSURE OF THE BRIDGE TO COMMENCE COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE WORKS INDICATE THAT THE INTEGRITY OF THE BRIDGE IS INTACT.”
Also, it was further explained that FG is not only planning a repair on Third Mainland Bridge but has also embarked on facelifting other bridges nationwide.
“THE EXPANSION JOINTS TO BE REPLACED ARE PART OF A REGULAR BRIDGE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME THAT HAS BEEN NEGLECTED FOR DECADES WHICH THE PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ADMINISTRATION IS NOW ADDRESSING FRONTALLY ON MANY BRIDGES NATIONWIDE.
“SUCH MAINTENANCE WORKS INCLUDE RESURFACING OF THE BRIDGE, ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHERS, WHICH THIS ADMINISTRATION IS ALSO UNDERTAKING AS THE BRIDGE USERS WILL ATTEST TO A BETTER DRIVING SURFACE.”
April 23, 2019

AGENCY, FIRMS WAGE WAR AGAINST FAKE CABLES


Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and Nigerchin Electrical Development Company Limited have raided Oroyinyin cable market in Lagos, in a war against production of fake cables in Nigeria.
The enforcement team stormed the market following intelligence from the Nigerchin sales team that the market was full of substandard cables. 
Administrative head of the company, Gerald Duruemeruo, said the adulterated products had been in the market for long, hence the action.
During the operation, several fake cable products packaged with Nigerchin labels without Nigeria Industrial Standards (NIS) numbers were seized by the enforcement team, which confirmed that the market patronised adulterated cable products.
“Our product has more weight than the adulterated ones because our cable is 100m long while the fake ones are 80m or less. Also, our cable is made of copper and aluminum conductors, which make them high in standard and quality,” Duruemeruo added.

April 23, 2019

OKE-OGUN POLY SUSPENDS RECTOR, OTHERS


The Governing Council of Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Oyo State, has suspended all principal officers of the institution over alleged financial mismanagement.
The officers suspended were the Rector of the institution, Mr. Matthew Oladeji and other principal officers.
According to a memo signed by Prof. Moshood Tijani, the chairman, governing council of the institution, which was sent to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State through the Commissioner for Education, the Council said the affected officers had been queried in respect of series of allegations of fraudulent practices and others.
Meanwhile, the rector said he had not received any letter.

April 23, 2019

OGUN POLICE ARREST 25 SUSPECTS OVER BURNING OF DEPUTY SPEAKER'S OFFICE


Twenty-four hours after hoodlums set Ogun State House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo’s campaign office and his five buses ablaze at Ifo Local Government Area, the state police command has declared a Police Inspector missing.
The Command Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed in Abeokuta yesterday that no fewer than 25 suspects have been arrested in connection with the violence following the killing of a resident by police officers.
Oyeyemi confirmed that the arsonists burnt the campaign office and five buses belonging to Oluomo, declaring that the whereabouts of an Inspector of Police was unknown since Sunday when the incident occurred.
“A Police Inspector is missing. The Police Inspector was attacked with cutlasses during the mob attack and up till now his whereabouts is still unknown, which gives credence to the attack,” he said.
According to Oyeyemi, the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, and some other senior officers of the Command visited the scene of the incident yesterday for an assessment.
He said a stray bullet also killed a young man identified as Akeem when the policemen were making efforts to scare the mob, which was ready to attack them.
Oyeyemi added that men of the zonal Intervention Squad have arrested a suspect for being in possession of firearms.
He added that a few minutes after the incident, some hoodlums went to the office of the Deputy Speaker and set it ablaze along with five buses.
“Some people mobilised themselves and attacked the office of the Deputy Speaker burnt down the office and five vehicles in that area, describing the act as criminal and vowed prosecute the perpetrators.
“We cannot establish a correlation between the incident and the reaction of the people because there is no connection between the two. For now, we have arrested 25 suspects. The issues are two, the case of murder and arson.”
“But the people have committed arson. That act is criminal because there is nothing that warrants the action”.
Oyeyemi added that the 25 suspects have been handed over to the State Criminal and Investigation Department (CID) and would be investigated, saying those not indicted would be released, while those involved would be prosecuted.

April 23, 2019

ECOWAS, UNHCR MOVE TO PROTECT REFUGEES, ASYLUM SEEKERS, OTHERS IN WEST AFRICA


The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have expressed the need to foster mixed population flows in West Africa to ensure the protection of refugees, asylum seekers and other persons with specific needs.
The imperative for a conducive environment “to encourage youth to engage in meaningful activities that will provide self-employment” was stressed by the ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, Dr. Siga Fatima Jagne, who represented the commission’s President during a two-day retreat in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
According to her, this calls “for the development of relevant regional and country specific legal frameworks, high-level advocacy and sensitisation for the implementation of existing protection structures and the improvement of the general protection environment in the ECOWAS space.”
Stressing the need to leverage member states’ experiences, practices and interests to tackle the identified challenges, she added: “This is a timely call given the challenges we face concerning the movement of our citizens to Europe and other climes in search of what they perceive as the golden fleece.”
UNHCR Regional Representative for West Africa, Liz Ahua, noted: “Mixed migration is a complex phenomenon because of the multiplicity of factors driving the movements and the different needs and profiles of the persons involved.
“People are using the same routes and modes of transportation to travel, but moving for different reasons.
“Never, in the relationship between ECOWAS and UNHCR, have we been confronted by challenges so immense and diverse as the growing crises that are in every respect, unlike anything we have seen before.”
She went on “Partnering has already yielded momentous results in particular, towards eradicating statelessness in the region.
“Collaboration is key to raising awareness and enhancing the protection of refugees, asylum seekers, stateless persons, victims of trafficking and those with specific needs while on the move within the region.”

Monday, 22 April 2019

April 22, 2019

OLE: ONLY MAN UTD FANS TURNED UP


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has apologised to the Manchester United fans after his side's humiliating 4-0 defeat away to Everton.
Goals from Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne, and Theo Walcott condemned Solskjaer's team to a fifth successive away game defeat in all competitions for the first time since March 1981.

The performance, as much as the result itself, underlined the task the Norwegian faces in restoring the club to former glories, with Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville describing it as 'rancid' in his post-match analysis.
And Solskjaer believes it was only the supporters who showed their true colours at Goodison Park and could hold their heads up high.
"Everything went wrong today, we just didn't perform, and we were beaten all over the pitch on the basics," Solskjaer told Sky Sports.
"There's no hiding place on the pitch in this shirt, and we weren't good enough, it was not worthy of a Man United team.
"We have to hold our hands up and apologise on behalf of the club to the fans as they were the only ones with the badge who could hold their heads up and say they were Manchester United.
"My message them at the end was sorry, because they were class, and they always are while we have to realise
April 22, 2019

DISQUIET IN APC OVER ALLEGED MOVE TO FOIST NATIONAL SECRETARY


There is subtle but serious outcry among members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over an alleged move by the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in collaboration with the incumbent governor of Borno State, Kashim Ibrahim Shettima, to jettison the party’s National Convention’s norm for the election and selection of executive officers in regard to the vacant position of National Secretary.
The election of immediate past National Secretary, Mai-Mala Buni as Governor-elect of Yobe State, which left the position vacant is generating crisis within the party. Some members, especially from Yobe State, have accused the national chairman, Tinubu and Governor Shettima of arrangement to concede the vacant position to their preferred candidate from Borno State instead of allowing Yobe to produce the Acting National Secretary pending when the party would hold its convention.
Two aspirants from Borno State are currently seeking to replace Buni as against the party’s usual norm that the state from where the outgoing occupant of the positron should produce the replacement. Waziri Bulama, who had previously contested for the position during the 2018 National Convention, but later stepped down for the Governor-elect and former Presidential Liaison Officer to National Assembly, Kashim Ibrahim Imam.
While Shettima had written Oshiomhole recommending Bulama, some members of the party are faulting the governor’s recommendation, saying that Yobe State ought to produce the replacement. Citing the case of the incumbent Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji lai Mohammed, who was the party’s National Publicity Secretary until his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, the source from the party said, “When Mohammed, who hails from Kwara State left the position, he was replaced by Bolaji Abdullahi who is also from Kwara and no sooner had Abdullahi defected to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) than the incumbent national Publicity Secretary, Lanre Isa-Onilu, took over in acting capacity. He is also from the same state.”
The source wondered why the party is trying to adopt a different strategy in the current case of the national secretary that Yobe, from where the outgoing occupant of the position, cannot produce his successor.It was also gathered that the leadership of the party is mere playing game by pushing ahead the name of Bulama just to test the ground and feelings of the people but that the real candidate is Imam, whom Tinubu, Oshiomhole and the governor of Borno State are trying to install ahead of the game plan for 2023.
Another question members of the party are asking is, why the rush by Shettima to forward the name of Bulama to Oshiomhole, not minding the interest of the people of Yobe State? According to the source, “There must be a secret agenda to shortchange Yobe State in the party’s zoning arrangement despite the fact that Yobe is considered to be more strategic to the party than Borno State in the calculation of the Northeast geo-political zone.”
As a matter of fact, an elder member of the party from the Southwest region disclosed to The Guardian that the way and manner Tinubu and Oshiomhole, in collaboration with some of their cronies in the North, are working towards hijacking the machinery of APC is becoming worrisome to many Northerners who seem to be uncomfortable. He said they (the northerners) have been sounding it clear to resist the national leader if it comes to 2023, judging by the way things are going.
He said, “This is one of the reasons the party is having it very tough to sell the candidatures of Senator Ahmed Lawan as its preferred candidate for the Senate President and Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of the House of Representatives among the lawmaker simply because majority of the northerners are uncomfortable with the excesses of the national chairman and his ally, Tinubu.”
It was also gathered that the reason some northerners are miffed by the two names already taunted to replace Buni is because of their perceived closeness to the national leader.“One of them was Tinubu’s contemporary in the senate before and they have also worked together,” the source said. “If such person should now emerge as national secretary and considering the importance of the position to the party, it would add more to the influence and power of the former governor of Lagos State in the party.”
In another explanation, The Guardian gathered that close allies of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and his counterpart in Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, are also not comfortable due to the influence the likes of Tinubu have in the National Working Committee (NWC) based on the fact that if that should be the case, their second term chances may be jeopardised like the incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, suffered when he was denied second term ticket last year by Tinubu through the cooperation of the NWC.

April 22, 2019

FOGNINI DEFEATS LAJOVIC TO MONTE CARLO MASTERS


Fabio Fognini of Italy defeated Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic 6/3, 6/4 to win his first Masters 1000 title in Monte Carlo. In the semifinals, he dethroned the 11-time titlist and defending champion, Rafael Nadal. In the final match, Fognini committed only 23 unforced errors, while Lajovic tallied 36.In the first game of the second set, Fognini broke Lajovic’s serve but could not hold his own service game to consolidate. Lajovic held serve for the third game. The Serbian had a break point in the fourth but failed to return a second serve. He also lost a second break chance and Fognini held to level two-all.
There was some drama in the fifth game. Lajovic hit a backhand winner to level 30-all but missed a drop shot attempt and Fognini grimaced as he stopped in the sprint to the net. At break point, Lajovic missed the line with a backhand to an empty court.At the changeover, Fognini called for the medical trainer, who taped his right ankle and right thigh. He rose up and took the first two points on his serve. Lajovic took the third and the fourth with a backhand smash to level 30-all.
However, he missed an easy volley to give Fognini 40-30 and the game for a 4-2 lead. Lajovic reduced the tally to 4-3 but his opponent took the eighth game in which he dropped just one point.Serving to save the match, Lajovic recovered from losing the first point on a bad bounce and took the ninth game after being deuced. After the changeover, Fognini stepped up to serve for the match. He won the first point on a missed passing shot.
He took the second on a service return to the bleachers. He reached 40-0 on another missed backhand by his opponent. At 40-15, Lajovic returned a second serve up and Fognini watched it smilingly, as it landed over his baseline. He had won the title. In a dramatic posture, he dropped his racket, pulled his shirt up revealing his torso and covered his face for some moments before running to the net to shake and hug Dusan. Fognini became the first player from Italy to win at Monte Carlo, since 1968.
April 22, 2019

HUSBAND KILLS WIFE OVER PLAN TO RE-MARRY AFTER HIS DEATH


A 30-year-old man, Uwani Danjuma, has killed his wife because she planned to re-marry after his supposed death.The incident occurred at Uddu Village in the Rijau Local Government Area of Niger State.According to Danjuma, his late wife had told him when he was sick weeks earlier that if he dies, she will re-marry another man. Angered by those words, Danjuma attacked and killed his wife with a cutlass after he got well.
Confessing to the crime, the suspect said his wife was sleeping when he carried out the heinous act, saying he purposely killed his wife because of her comment to him.“I can’t imagine my own wife telling me that if I died, she will remarry. I lost my temper and inflicted injuries on her neck with a matchete, which led to her death.“I am not regretting killing her since she wanted me to die, I killed her so that she will not remarry. She should not have said that to my hearing. There is power in the spoken words; so let her go. Allah will send her to hell fire for that unguarded comment,” he said.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mohammad Abubakar, said the suspect was arrested based on a tip-off adding that he had confessed to the crime. Abubakar noted that the injury Danjuna inflicted on the neck of deceased led to her death, adding that the suspect will be charged to court.
Meanwhile, a 27-year-old man identified as Alowale Salu, has revealed that he ambushed and used a gun to forcefully rape a lady to regain his respect.The suspect revealed that he lives with the victim at Ojumoye area of Ikorodu, in Lagos State, and had made several attempts to woo her to no avail. He said on several occasions, the lady had disgraced him publicly and he decided to sleep with her to regain his respect.
“On the day the incident happened, I went to one of my friends, Bayo, borrowed a gun and ambushed her on the road at night. I made her to surrender, forcefully penetrated her and collected her phone before I allowed her to go,” Salu said.He blamed the incident on the lady, saying that if she had accepted his love advance in the first instance, there would have been no need to obtain sex from her with a gun.
April 22, 2019

REP RAISES CONCERN OVER IMPORT OF CHINESE PRISONERS TO WORK IN NIGERIA


A house of Representatives member representing Gumel, Gagarawa, Maigateri and Sule Tankarkar Federal Constituency of Jigawa State, Sani Zoro, has raised the alarm of incessant importation of Chinese prisoners to work in foreign companies in Nigeria.The lawmaker, who alleged that the Chinese prisoners were often conveyed into the country as expatriates, blamed Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) of complexity in the immigration.
Besides, Zoro, who is Chairman, House Committee on Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Refugees, called for immediate probe and resignation of Governor of Jigawa State, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, for alleged incompetent to manage the security threat in the state. Zoro made these allegations yesterday during a press briefing at his Bompai residence in Kano, lamented gradual invasion of Chinese companies in Jigawa State,.He also alleged that a popular Lee Group of companies, owned by Chinese nationals, were importing serving inmates in China to work in their Kano textile and plastic factories without proper documentation.
The former President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), who also blamed northern governments for the forceful grabbing of people’s lands without compensation commensurable to the value of their lands, said: “My concern about the invasion of farmlands in my constituency by Chinese companies was basically due to continued non-chalant attitude of northern governments to take prompt action. About 20,000 hectares of land were unlawfully acquired without compensation to farmers.
Meanwhile, spokesman, NIS, Deputy Controller Immigration (DCI) James Sunday, has denied the allegation levelled against the Service, insisting that the claim remains an unfounded allegation.He said the statutory responsibility of Immigration on movement of immigrants had never been compromised.However, effort to reach community relations representative of Lee factory in Kano, Alhaji Haruna Dandago, was not successful.

April 22, 2019

ONE KILLED, MANY INJURED AS POLICE OFFICERS OPEN FIRE IN IFO


Easter Sunday’s celebrations were rudely disrupted yesterday evening in Ifo area of Ogun State as youths in the area blocked both lanes of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway to protest against the death of a young man, Akeem Akinsanya allegedly shot by policemen. Akinsanya was a motorcycle operator and electrician before his death. For several hours, the busy highway and an alternative to the also busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway was on lockdown as youths set bonfires in protest against police brutality and killings of citizens. This forced many motorists and road users to be stranded
The breakdown of order occurred on the road at about 5:00p.m. immediately after police officers opened fire at a bus-stop in the axis, killing the young man and causing injuries to an unknown number of persons at Iyana Coker area of Ifo, a market community on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. Akinsanya, a 25-year-old man, was reportedly killed by the police, according to his uncle, Habib Lawal, who said he witnessed the incident.
Lawal, who said he is widely known in the community as ‘Obasanjo’, said the plainclothes officers were in the area to arrest a man. “They came to our area in a red Mazda 323 at about 4:30p.m. to arrest a man. They arrested the man, but started shooting into the air as they were about to leave the area,” he said, adding that it was the sporadic shooting that led to the death of Akinsanya and left severe injuries on many others.
Lawal further told newsmen that the officers involved were arrested at the spot and were still being held at the police station in Ifo as at 7:45p.m. “We are all here to ensure that the police officers do not run away and escape justice,” he said.
Reacting to the incident, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, said the officers suspected to be responsible have been arrested. “They are from Zonal Intervention Squad, but I have ordered that they should be arrested in Ifo and brought to Abeokuta for disciplinary action,” he said.
This incident is coming barely three weeks after Kolade Johnson was killed by a police bullet in Mangoro area of Agege motor road, Lagos, and a week after a young woman was shot dead while returning from a nightclub also in Lagos. Johnson was killed when a team from the Gbagada division of the Lagos command’s Special Anti Cultism Squad (SACS) attempted to arrest another man because of his dreadlocks in the Mangoro area on Sunday, March 31.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

April 20, 2019

KHAN LOSES IN SIXTH ROUND BY TKO


Amir Khan endured a painful stoppage loss, just moments after a low blow, as the injured British fighter was halted by WBO champion Terence Crawford at New York's Madison Square Garden in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Khan was left doubled over by a low blow, but with the Briton hampered by an arm injury, trainer Virgil Hunter mercifully called a halt to the one-sided fight.

"I could not continue. I'm not one to give up any fight. I'll fight to the end, you have to knock me out to get me to give up you know. I was hit with a hard shot below the belt."

Amir Khan

April 20, 2019

AREWA YOUTHS OPPOSE PLANS TO IMPOSE GBAJABIAMILA AS SPEAKER


As the tussle for the 9th National Assembly leadership heightens, a northern group, the Arewa Youth Awareness Forum (AYAF) has opposed the decision of All Progressives Congress (APC) to adopt incumbent Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, for speakership position.
AYAF made its opposition known in a statement, yesterday, saying Gbajabiamila’s endorsement was against the collective interest of the north ahead of 2023 presidency.
The group’s Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary-General – Mohammed Sani-Kabir, Salisu Abdurrahaman and Ben Alege, signed the statement.
The ruling APC had, on Tuesday, adopted Gbajabiamila, when President Muhammadu Buhari hosted members-elect to a dinner at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
However, some members-elect from the North Central kicked against the endorsement, as they warmed up to contest against the party’s preferred candidate.
AYAF backed members-elect that were opposed to the party’s candidate, saying Gbajabiamila was not the best option for northern interest.
The forum accused APC National Leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole of scheming for the 2023 presidency.
The group said it was alarmed by the dictatorial and insensitive manners with which the party foisted leadership on the two Chambers of the National Assembly.
While cautioning APC against “compromising the region’s interest” ahead of the 2023 presidency, AYAF urged the party leadership to allow members-elect freely choose their principal leaders for the 9th National Assembly, just as it urged members-elect to be guided by its extant rules in picking leaders.
It said the move by some party leaders to impose leaders on the National Assembly was undemocratic and unacceptable, and urged members to resist the plot.
According to the group, the plot is railroading the National Assembly towards having a leadership that will benefit Oshiomhole and Tinubu in the 2023 Presidency.
“It is sad to hear that House and Senate Committees positions are already being shared at Bourdillon. It is risky for President Buhari, the North and the entire federation for one man to be in control of the Vice President, ruling party chairman, Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives,” the group added.

April 20, 2019

NAFDAC RAISES ALARM OVER PREVALENCE OF DRUG ADDICTS


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has again raised the alarm that Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gun-powder due to high rate of drug addicts across the country.
The Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Abubakar Ateiza Jimoh made the disclosure in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
He said the agency has an average conservative estimate of about 15 million people, who are on drugs and three million of them could be conveniently called addicts.
This development has made the agency to conclude that the level of drug abuse has led to the high level of violence, kidnapping, terrorism, armed robbery and even dangerous driving by some drivers.
He said many youths between ages 19 and 22 as well as their parents, engage in hard concoctions different from the common cocaine and heroin, which are imported into the country from other African countries.

April 20, 2019

BUHARI WORRIED OVER CLASHES


President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the latest violent clashes between Jukuns and Tivs in Taraba State, and among Fulani, Genjon and Bachama, in Adamawa State resulting in arson, injuries and deaths.
Buhari said violence and bloodshed, for whatever reason, is unacceptable and condemnable, especially when it is coming as the nation celebrates Easter, with all the lessons of love and peace for humanity.
The President, in a statement, yesterday, signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said: “Violence has not and cannot be the solution to the resolution of misunderstandings among the people. Once we abandon reason and good judgement, we are giving violence the chance to take over and make a bad situation more complicated and difficult to resolve…”
The primary initiative for ending violence, once and for all, must originate from the local actors involved in these clashes,’’ he said.

April 20, 2019

BANDITS KILL 11 IN BENUE, RUSTLE 28 COWS


Suspected gunmen, yesterday, killed no fewer than 11 persons at Ngibo and Tse Aye villages in Ikyurav-Tiev 1, Council Ward of Katsina-Ala Local Council of Benue State.
A source said four persons were killed at Ngibo village, while seven were murdered at Tse Aye village.
Also, 28 cows were rustled at Agwaza Atedze Farm by the suspected bandits.
The Guardian learnt that the gunmen, who came on motorcycles, besieged the villages between 3a.m. and 4 a.m.
However, there were two accounts on the attack. One has it that a wanted criminal suspect, Ghana Akwaza, might have been responsible, while the other said they were herdsmen.
Confirming the incident, Benue State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Sewuese Anene, said the DPO of Katsina-Ala Local Council sent in the report to the headquarters and the command had mobilised men to the area.
The PPRO, however, could not confirm the causality figure as she said the command was still awaiting details.

April 20, 2019

AKEREDOLU DENIES SUSPENSION BY APC


Sequel to report that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended him, the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has dismissed the allegation as
mere rumour.
The state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Yemi Olowolabi, yesterday, in Akure, described the development as a party affair that would be resolved amicably.
He said: “Our governor is a party man. Whatever has happened and whatever happens thereafter will all be resolved at the party level. There is nothing to worry about, as Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu remains a party member, a leader of the party and nothing has changed.”
Similarly, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye, said the report was not true, disclosing that the governor and state party leadership had not received any formal letter to that effect.
Ajiboye had earlier refuted that a query was purportedly issued to the governor on March 1 for alleged anti-party activities during the last presidential and National Assembly polls.
He explained that the governor did not receive any query from the party at national level questioning him of anti-party activities in the last elections.
But a statement credited to APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Isa-Onilu and the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, was quoted to have
lamented that Akeredolu jeopardised the party’s fortunes in the state.
The Guardian learnt that an anonymous member of the NWC, confirmed that Akeredolu was suspended on Friday, alluding to similar offence and punishment meted on his counterparts in Imo and Ogun States.
The source said: “Yes, the governor has been suspended by the NWC. He claimed not to have seen the query, and we asked the National Vice Chairman from the Southwest to make a copy available to him.
“After the election, we want to build and not destroy the house. But we want to do the needful. Since we suspended Imo and Ogun States
governors, we want to treat them the same way.
“We have suspended them, but they need to defend themselves. It is like a query and a suspension. They have to advance reasons why they did what they did…”

April 20, 2019

2018/2019 PFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES



The PFA Players' Player of the Year nominees for the 2018/19 Premier League season have been announced, with Virgil van Dijk and Raheem Sterling the front-runners to collect the award.
Mohamed Salah, who won the prize last season, did not make the shortlist but his Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane did, joining Van Dijk as the representatives from Anfield, with both men playing a key role in the club's Premier League and Champions League double bid.
Sterling is joined by his City team-mates Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero, who is level with Salah in the race for the Golden Boot with 19 league goals. Chelsea's main man Eden Hazard is also included

PFA Young Player of the Year nominees

The nominees for the PFA Young Player of the Year award are...

-Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
- David Brooks (Bournemouth)
- Marcus Rashford (Man Utd)
- Declan Rice (West Ham)
- Bernardo Silva (Man City)
- Raheem Sterling (Man City)
April 20, 2019

WHY PEOPLE THINK I QUIT MUSIC AND MOVED ABROAD – SEAN TIZZLE

When popular afro-pop music singer, Morihanfen Oluwaseun Oluwabamidele, a.k.a Sean Tizzle went missing in action on the music scene, it was generally believed that he had probably quit music and relocated abroad.
However, in a chat with Showtime, the ‘Sho Lee’ hit-maker explained why it seemed like he had quit music. “A huge number of people tend to think I relocated or moved abroad; this was the mindset of a lot of people about me.
I traveled for months on my US tour and also spent time working with other artistes and producers. As an artiste I believe change of environment is sometimes helpful for a creative person.

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April 20, 2019

ORITSEFEMI & WIFE CELEBRATE SECOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Nigeria singer,  ORITSEFEMI today celebrate with his wife Nabila Fash their 2nd wedding anniversary.
Oritsefemi‘s wife, Nabila celebrates her marriage on social media when she wrote:-
‘It’s our second wedding anniversary. Not an easy ride but God is real. Thank you for loving me the way you do Let’s keep making God the foundation of our home’ his wife, Nabila wrote.
Oritsefemi wrote:-
‘wow, two years no be beans o, been putting our things on a low but e no get as e go be, I say make I do my people small totori, make una wish us happy two years wedding anniversary I beg e no easy for hard guys like this to fall and stay in love’.

April 20, 2019

RAPPER ZLATAN IBILE BEATEN BY ALLEGED RIVAL CULTISTS [READ DETAILS]

A new report has revealed that Nigerian rapper Zlatan Ibile was brutally beaten by rival cultists during a show held at the Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade, Ogun State.
Reports have it that Zlatan was meant to perform at the school and not long after going on stage, issue started due to claims that his choice of beret caused it.
The rapper was reportedly wearing a red beret which is the colour for the Aiye cult group.
An Eiye cultist identified as Ronaldo, not cool with the rapper’s choice for wardrobe,approached him then went on to remove the beret before attacking the raper.
Soldiers immediately had to take Zlatan away to curb any further issue.

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April 20, 2019

[DOWNLOAD AUDIO] RUNAHWAY – SLIMICE

After the release of his previous single “Chicken PepeRico” which gained over 7000 streams on Applemusic and Spotify, “Slim Ice” The LitBoy is here again with another hot Single “RunAhWay” which talks much about things happening in the country.


The song was produced by Skbaddest, Co-Produced by poposky and M&M by Fire.
Download below..