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It’s Disgusting When People Keep Asking Me When I’m Getting Married – Toke Makinwa
Popular media personality, Toke Makinwa, has slammed those who are always asking her when she is gettting married because age won’t always be on her side.
The OAP, vlogger, TV host, fashion entrepreneur and actress addressed such people in video clips posted on her Instagram Story.
According to the multimedia personality, she will always look fabulous even at the age of 50, 60, 70, and 80.
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Makinwa further joked that she would also love to see herself settle down but Drake has not been answering her.
She also added that it’s disgusting behavior of them to keep pestering her and other women to get married.
Graduates Shouldn’t Wait For Government Jobs – Actor Uzee Usman
Nollywood actor, Uzee Usman has advised Nigerian graduates to look for other means of livelihood aside from hoping to get government jobs.
The movie star and filmmaker took to his Instagram Story to share this piece of advice.
In his words:
“If you are a graduate better go learn carpentry work, blogging, tailoring or anything that’ll bring food to the table. Don’t wait for government job. We are too many on the queue.”
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Information Nigeria recalls the actor recently advised that one should be careful about sharing one’s pain with others because some are interested in one’s downfall and take delight in watching others suffer.
See his post below:
The actor’s post
Actress Tonto Dikeh Surprised With N2M Cash As Birthday Gift
Popular Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has been surprised by her friend with N2M cash for her birthday.
The actress and philanthropist celebrated her 36th birthday on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 and it rained money and beautiful gifts.
A video clip circulating the internet has captured the moment the mother of one woke up to a brown envelope filled with naira notes, still basking in the euphoria of her birthday.
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Information Nigeria recalls the actress fondly called King Tonto celebrated her birthday with her birthday mate who is also her former boss, D’Banj.
Tonto appreciated the veteran music star as they held a worship session together in the morning of their special day.
Billionaires Don’t Sleep During The Day; Only Poor People Do – BBA’s Huddah Monroe
Big Brother Africa star, Huddah Monroe does not support sleeping during the day and she has made this known on her Instagram page.
The reality TV star and Kenyan socialite took to her Instagram Stories to state that billionaires don’t sleep during the day. She added that sleeping during the day makes her feel poor and depressed.
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“I don’t understand how people sleep during the day. It makes me feel poor and depressed. Unless I’m sick or extremely tired ok! But normal? You kidding me? Never seen a boss or heard a billionaire sleep during the day,” she wrote.
See her full post below:
I Didn’t Condemn Nengi’s Dressing In The House – BBNaija’s Lucy
BBNaija ‘Lockdown’ ex-housemate, Lucy Edet, has cleared the air on her altercation with Nengi in the house.
It all started when the 31-year-old grills entrepreneur shared a picture of herself on her Instagram page.
Some trolls then accused her in the comments section of dressing exactly the same way Nengi dressed in the house which she criticized her for.
Lucy caught wind of the comments and rushed to her own defense.
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She said they are all false accusations and asked them to bring proof that she indeed criticized Nengi’s dressing in the house.
Lucy further clarified on her Instagram Stories that whatever she said which seemed judgemental was during the heat of their fight and not a premeditated discussion.
See the exchange and her full post below:
Man steals employer’s phone on his first day at work
Social media users were left shocked after a user revealed that a new employee stole a phone at the office on his first day at work.
He was nabbed by a Closed-circuit television (CCTV)
A social media user identified as Opeyemi Babalola in his social media statement revealed that the employee’s trainer went out to print some documents, and when he got back, he couldn’t find his phone.
However, when they watched the CCTV, it was discovered that the new employee had stolen the phone.
“How can you steal a phone on your first day at work? Haha! Real. His trainer went to the other office to print out some documents and before he came back, his phone disappeared!
Thank God there is CCTV in the office, when they played the video for him, he started begging and released the phone. You resumed work today and steal today! Ha!”
The National Association of Nigerian Students has suspended its planned June 12 nationwide protest, while also distancing self from the Buhari Must Go protests.
NANS President, Sunday Asefon said they life of students can be put at risk.
In a statement released earlier this morning, the NANS president said the planned protest was aimed at decrying the insecurity in the country, especially the serial abductions of students.
However, Asefon said some politicians with “different agenda” have perfected plans to hijack the protest to “ventilate their political opinions and sentiments”.
He also said the students’ body was not associated with the secessionist campaign or the ‘Buhari-must-go’ campaign slated to hold on Saturday by some politicians and activists.
Kim Kardashian reveals why she reassessed relationship with Kanye
Kim Kardashian has opened up about her relationship with Kanye and what she wants from a partner that was lacking in hers.
She made the big reveal in the final episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Speaking to her mum, Kim confessed she had achieved everything she had set her mind to, yet she had no partner to share that with because she and her husband were mostly apart.
She said she realized she and Kanye got along best when they were living apart – something she says she isn’t proud of – so she thought she could be fine with that and just find fulfillment in her kids. But she turned 40 and realized she didn’t want to have a husband who lives apart from her.
She then goes on to tell her mum what she wants from her partner.
“I want someone that we have the same shows I common. I want someone that wants to workout with me,” she said.
Kim revealed she had started to feel envious working out with her sister Khloe Kardashian and her boyfriend Tristan Thompson every morning during quarantine. She said she felt she was “third-wheeling it” with the couple.
Kim filed for divorce in February this year and Kanye is now dating supermodel Irina Shayk, who dated Cristiano Ronaldo and has a child with Bradley Cooper.
Watch video below;
President Buhari has replaced the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, who signed the memo to bar all TV stations and radio from using Twitter.
He approved the appointment of Balarabe Shehu Ilelah as the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the appointment in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
He the appointment of Ilelah, a veteran broadcaster “is for a tenure of five years in the first instance.”
Ilelah replaces erstwhile DG, Prof Armstrong Idachaba, amid the Twitter ban.
Recall that the NBC had directed broadcast stations to deactivate their Twitter accounts shortly after the ban issued by the Federal Government.
Governor Ayade bans June 12 protest in Cross River state
Governor of Cross River state, Ben Ayade has banned any form of protests in Cross River state on June 12.
This came after Nigerians across the country planned to hold a protest on June 12, which is designated for the Democracy Day celebration.
In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Christain Ita, Ayade warned that parents to “keep a firm grip” on their children to prevent the from falling “prey to agent of destabilization”
The statement reads, “The Cross River state government wishes to remind the general public that the ban on public procession and gathering in the state is still very much in force.
“Due to the prevailing security situation in the country, government will not permit any procession or gathering under any guise on June 12 which is designated as Democracy Day
“Government urges any one or group of persons wishing to mark the June 12 Democracy Day to do so quietly within the confines of their homes.
“Parents are hereby advised to keep a firm grip on their kids and wards to prevent them from falling prey to agents of destabilisation as the full weight of the law will be brought to bear on violators of the ban on procession.
“As a responsible and people-oriented government, the Cross River state government under Professor Ayade wishes to assure all citizens that it will continue to protect lives and properties in the state.”
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has blasted Household of God Church’s pastor, Chris Okotie, following a post he shared few days after the death of Prophet T.B Joshua.
The clergyman had often criticized the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nation, late T.B Joshua when he was alive and had once questioned his ”source of power”.
Few days after the death of T.B Joshua, Okotie shared a post which many Nigerians interpreted as an attack on TB Joshua’s memory and goodwill.
His post reads; ‘The wizard at Endor who assumed the title Emmanuel, has been consumed by divine indignation. And now his disciples bewail his ignominious exit.”
Late T.B Joshua when he was alive, popularly used the term “Emmanuel” and his popular TV station is called “Emmanuel TV” which made Nigerians to speculate that the clergy was mocking the deceased.
Reacting to the shade on social media, FFK who is a friend of late T.B Joshua slammed Okotie for mocking the late clergy. According to FFK, if anyone was a wizard, it must be Okotie. He added that God will ”punish” him for attacking Joshua.
FFK in a lengthy post shared on his social media page wrote;
“Africans do not celebrate great men. They rather take delight in celebrating mediocre men. Africans happily destroy great men and if possible look for their mistakes to nail them. So sad that they destroyed Prophet T.B. Joshua on a daily basis. Finally he has left them and what he was doing, they can’t do! Evil continent!”- Prophet (Dr.) Emmanuel Badu Kobi, Glorious Wave Church International, Accra, Ghana, 10th June, 2021.
Prophet Emmanuel Kobi has spoken the truth and he has spoken for millions. I commend his courage.
Sadly Pastor Kris Okotie of Household of God Church International has taken another course and confirmed Kobi’s concerns about the nature of the African.
Whilst the rest of the world is busy mourning Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua of the Synagogue of All Nations (SCOAN) and celebrating his outstanding ministry and legacy, he has chosen to slander him in the most grievous manner even whilst his body still remains in the mortuary!
He has said the most uncharitable and unprintable things about the Prophet which I refuse to repeat here.
I am always reluctant to join issues publicly with men and women of God but Okotie’s insults on my friend and brother, who is no longer here to defend himself, are so grave and damaging that they cannot go unanswered.
My response to him is as follows.
I have always had so much respect and affection for you right from the days that we were at the Nigerian Law School in 1985.
Your life and ministry, including the beautiful songs you used to sing, fascinated and inspired me.
However with your foul-mouthed and vicious assault and utterly inexplicable, irresponsible and unprovoked attack on the person of TB Joshua, all that has gone with the wind. Today I have nothing but contempt, scorn and disdain for you and, simply put, I loathe and despise you.
To borrow our President’s words, I will now talk to you in the language that you can understand.
You mock my brother in death yet you appear to have forgetten that death comes to us all. It is only a matter of time. Evidently you have no respect for yourself and no fear of the Living God whom you claim to serve.
Even if you never liked TB Joshua or you had reason to suspect that his source of power was questionable, couldn’t you have just kept your mouth shut and let those of us that believed in him, loved him and respected him mourn him in peace?
You seek to villify and shame the memory of a humble, gentle, decent and kind soul who was a million times the man and servant of God that you are or could ever be and who has just gone to meet his maker.
You insult the memory of a man who was a great inspiration and source of strength to millions of God-fearing and decent people from all over the world and you have sought to dishonor and discredit his ministry, his memory, his family, his friends and his legacy. God will surely punish you for this.
Worse of all is the fact that you are a coward who, as is characteristic of all cowards, waited until he died and was no longer around to defend himself before you opened your dirty little mouth to insult him.
You call him the wizard of Endor but if anybody is a wizard it is you. If anyone is a magician it is you. If anyone is a dark force and wicked soul that indulges in necromancy and devil worship, it is you. If anyone is a follower of satan, it is you. If anyone is a fake Pastor and false Prophet, it is you.
The more you attempt to dishonor a man like TBJ and bring sorrow to his wife, children, admirers, followers and Church members all over the world the more God will cause you to suffer failure and sorrow and to shed tears.
There are millions of us that love this great son of the South West and indeed Nigeria even though we are not even members of his Church. We admire him and stand by him even in death. You are not fit to lick his shoes or to clean his posterior.
I advise you to respect yourself and respect the office and calling which you claim to have. I counsel you to set aside your hate-filled and envy-fuelled obsession with this great man and leave him alone.
You are meant to be a man of God who prays for and helps to heal the wounds of those who have suffered the loss of loved ones.
You are not meant to pour salt on those wounds and inflict even more pain by damning the memory and destroying the legacy of those they have lost.
You are also meant to pray for the forgiveness of the sins of the departed and call on the Lord to grant them eternal peace.
You are not meant to ask God to punish them and ask for them to burn in hell.
What you have done and the words you have used against TBJ is a great embarrassment to the Church, to every Christian and Muslim cleric and leader in this county and to every true believer.
It is a disgrace. It is an outrage. It is madness. It is evidence of a diseased mind, deep psychosis and chronic delusions of grandeur and I urge you to have your head examined.
Even the greatest sinner, once repented, deserves God’s love, mercy and forgiveness in death. That is what the glorious Gospel teaches us and that is why our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, shed His blood on the cross.
None of us is free of sin and we all fall short of the glory of God. You are not perfect and neither am I. We must all carry our crosses and burdens through this oftentimes difficult journey of life and more often than not we all face extraordinary challenges and make inexcusable mistakes.
That is what makes us human and ultimately only God has the right to judge us. Only He sees our hearts. Only He knows our deepest secrets.
TBJ, though a tried and tested man of God who shook the entire world with his remarkable ministry and who was undoubtedly one of God’s ‘end-time’ Generals, never claimed that he was a Saint or that he was infallible and neither can you, me or anyone else.
We must all repent and make our peace with our God before our life’s journey ends and we must do so in the fear of our Lord and in all humility.
TBJ has run his race and finished his course and I have no doubt that he has been welcomed into paradise by the hosts of Heaven and our God.
I have no doubt that he would have received a massive commendation for the great work that he did for the Lord and the Church whilst on earth.
I have no doubt that the Lord would have thanked him for the millions of souls that he brought into the Kingdom and led to Christ in his 40 years of ministry.
I have no doubt that he now resides in glory with our Resurrected Lord in the peace, comfort, blessing and joy of Heaven.
The question for people like you who seek to diminish, destroy and judge him even in death is whether you will ever get to Heaven as well or whether, when your work on earth is done, you will end up in hell where every son and daughter of perdition, every unrepentant servant of satan and every hater and wicked soul is destined to go.
Permit me to end with an insightful contribution from Mr. Igho David which you would do well to read over and over again. He said,
“Even the demonic Jezebeel described the great Jehu, who God had anointed to be King of Israel, as a murderer and all sorts of other names. Yet in reality she was rather the murderer, thief, liar, evil and possessed one and she was the one that was controlled by the demons that her father had dedicated her to and served. Jezebeel was damn eloquent when she spoke about Jehu just like Pastor Chris Okotie was when he spoke against Prophet TB Joshua even at his death. The spirit of Jezebeel doesn’t just mean a loose, lying, wicked, hate-filled, manipulative and murderous woman with heavy make-up on her face and long painted nails. The spirit of Jezebeel can possess and control even Pastors that are called by God”.
Finally hear this. Before you mount your accursed pulpit, unleash your venomous tongue, cry your caustic cry and lift your poisonous pen to launch yet another vicious and unprovoked attack against an innocent and kind soul who did nothing but make all those around him happy and who has just passed away, I urge you to meditate on the following scriptures.
The Bible says, “let he who is free of sin cast the first stone”.
It says “touch not my annointed and do my Prophets no harm”.
It says “who is he that lays a charge before God’s elect? It is Christ that justifies!”
For a celebrated man of God like you to neglect these admonitions is a grave error which may result in unimaginable consequences for you and what remains of your tattered ministry.
Christianity is about being humane, kind, charitable, gentle, long-suffering and humble.
It is about having empathy for the weak, the suffering, the vulnerable and those that are in pain.
It is about loving the unlovable and forgiving those that have hurt and offended you.
It is about kindness, peace, long-suffering and the ability and desire to bring joy to all those around you.
It is about celebrating and encouraging the success of others that are leaders and members of the Body of Christ and it is about protecting the mother Church from ridicule, shame, contempt and destruction from those who hate our Lord and who have contempt for our faith.
These are virtues and qualities that Prophet T.B. Joshua espoused and exhibited throughout his life.
Any so-called man or woman of God who fails to appreciate these virtues, who refuses to acknowledge and practice them and who goes out of his or her way to destroy the reputation, name and Ministry of his or her fellow clerics or, worse still, that of one of God’s ‘end-time’ Generals, is unworthy of being called a servant of God and is nothing but scum.
Such a creature is an enemy within, an accuser of the brethren, an agent of Beelzebub, a lying snake, a self-absorbed nincompoop and a ravenous and savage beast.
May God deliver you and may you find peace.
Man buys car for his girlfriend who stood by him when he was broke
A young man has appreciated his long-time girlfriend who stood by him during his difficult moments.
According to a Twitter user @wunna147, the young man reportedly gifted his girlfriend of four years a car on her birthday, yesterday, June 10.
Wunna revealed the girl stood by her boyfriend even when he was broke and that she she loved him even when others could have left him.Sharing photos of the car on Twitter, the Twitter user wrote;
“My guy has been with this girl for like 3-4 years, he didnt have a lot (like broke) but she was ten toes and stood with him.Long story short he bought her a Benz for her birthday yesterday… Omo love is sweet abeg, just find your own person that will still love you even when you’re down to your lowest”.
“I’m sorry Aunty mi” – James Brown wishes Bobrisky speedy recovery
Nigerian crossdresser, James Brown has set aside his beef with his colleague, Bobrisky to wish him speedy recovery, following his plastic surgery.
Recall that Bobrisky who recently had a butt enlargement surgery, took to social media to update his fans on his procedure.
According to the controversial male barbie, the pain from the surgical procedure has become unbearable for him.
James Brown on seeing Bobrisky’s post, took to Snapchat to wish Bob quick recovery and revealed he has continued to pray for him regardless of their beef.
“I’m so sorry Aunty mi Bobrisky. It’s not easy. I know you are passing through pains. I wish I was there for you if you haven’t pushed me/my love away. I will have always been there for you. I can feel your pain. I will always pray for you aunty mi. I wish you a quick recovery. Love from your sister World famous James Brown.”
Prophet Odumeje conducts deliverance on top of a Reverend Sister (video)
Nigerian popular clergy, Prophet Chukwuemeka Odumeje has gotten people talking after video of him conducting deliverance on a Reverend Sister went viral on social media.In the video shared online, Prophet Odumeje was seen standing on all fours as he conducts a deliverance on a reverend sister who laid still on the floor.
Nigerians have reacted to the video of the prophet performing deliverance on top of the Reverend sister. See some of the reactions below.
#June12thprotest: “Police is ready to murder us tomorrow”
A Twitter user have taken to the micro-blogging platform to recount his experience after he was allegedly detained in a police station yesterday, June 10.
According to him, he was arrested and detained along with his friends for 24 hours during nothing.
During his stay in police station, he alleged that he heard some police men say that they have been ordered to shoot on sight at tomorrow’s June 12 protest.
The Twitter user advised Nigerians to stay safe ahead of the protest. He also claimed that the police are ready to murder people in order to stop the protest.
Read his story below.
NITDA Batch 2 Digital States Program For Nigerian Youths
Applications are now open for the Free basic digital literacy workshop, Funded by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Microsoft and supported by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The Digital States Program ensures that Nigerian youths are equipped with digital and life skills that can reduce the digital divide and foster economic growth by exposing them to digital tools and innovation that can redefine the Future of their chosen career. This program is implemented by Wootlap Innovation.
Wootlab Innovations is dedicated to the information privacy For all participants of the program. Personal data will NOT be shared with third-party services or shared with third party services’ or organizations without your express consent.
Batch 2 Beneficiary States are:
You can olso Open here to see the states that Participated in the first batch.
Application Closing date: 18th June 2021
How to Apply:Interested Applicants should:
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For more information, visit the NITDA academy website
How To Avoid Been Among The 50k Npower Batch C1 Applicants To Be Dropped
It is no longer news that the management of the Npower programme has Shortlisted 550,000 Qualified Applicants for 500,000 slots for the first stream of batch C Recruitment. However, 50,000 Applicants out of the 550000 will not get to the promised land ( ie, will be drop out). So who are these Applicants that will be dropped?
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The N-Power management has already contacted all the 550,000 Shortlisted Applicants via email. In the email received, it is stated that failure to do your biometrics fingerprint verification will lead to disqualification.
So to avoid been among the 50,000 who will be drop along the line, you must be free from the following things:
1) You must have followed instructions carefully and Successfully enrolled for the Biometrics fingerprint verification.
2) You must not be working in any other government establishment.
3) Your uploaded credentials must be authentic. That means you must be the valid owner.
If you are free from all these, then you are good to go. (Except your village people are after you )
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Realme Book and Realme Pad are likely to launch on June 15
Realme India and Europe’s CEO, Madhav Sheth, released a teaser yesterday, June 9th, that it was likely that Realme’s first laptop will launch soon. Not long after that teaser, a report from Android Authority has exposed that, the company’s new and first laptop will be called Realme Book. Android Authority also left the public with some shots of the laptop.
The published photos of the Realme Book from Android Authority are not official photos from Realme, rather they are leaked shots.
Realme Book photo
What do the leaked photos show?
From the first glance of looking at a photo of this laptop, one gets the image of an Apple MacBook inspired design. The laptop is made of an aluminium build, it has a sleek chassis, it has a logo “Realme” written on its lid. The laptop will also support stereo output since it has two speaker grilles at its bottom.
Although there is no way to know for sure what the options for connectivity are because they are not displayed in the image, but it is speculated that the Realme Book will have a USB-C port for charging.
What about Realme Pad?
Since it is speculated that Realme Pad will launch on the same day as Realme Book on June 15th, we should brief you about it a bit. Realme Pad, just like the name suggests is a Realme tablet. Realme’s CMO Francis Wang, ran a poll among Realme fans to decide to choose between Realme Pad or Realme Tab as the tablet’s name. And majority voted for Realme Pad.
The tablet is expected to have the typical structure of a tablet. It will have a metal configuration, a square shaped body and cameras at its rear.
Apple’s orders for camera spare parts for iPhone 13 might surpass this year’s Android market
It is no news that Apple is set to release a new series of the iPhone before this year runs out. The iPhone 13 series is already much anticipated and the phone has been reported to come with some major camera upgrading. It is reported that Apple has been putting pressure on the camera component suppliers recently. This is in a bid for the company to meet up with Apple’s demand.
According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple has sent a demand call for its Taiwanese based supplier of VCM (Voice Call Motor), to speed up the process and produce up to 30% to 40% more of the initial amount of supplies. This sudden increment in the amount of component produced is due to a high demand already from interested buyers who are already in the line-up.
If this rate of increment that Apple ordered its suppliers is true, then the number of camera parts that Apple will get for its iPhone 13 series, will likely surpass the entire market for Android devices in 2021. Also, this concentration that Apple is giving to the manufacturing of the camera parts, suggests that, Apple might be concentrating on camera quality and specification for its incoming iPhone 13.
Rumours state that, the Apple’s iPhone 13 series will have better 3D sensors for capturing face ID. There will also be upgrades in the phone’s camera modules which will be better than last year’s iPhone 12 series. Orders are projected to rise sharply starting from July for the new phone series.
Huawei had just 4% of the smartphone market sales in 2021 first quarter
Due to the ban of the sales of Huawei products in the USA in 2020, Huawei has been struggling to make significant sales. Also, since the smartphone market has been recovering from the COVID plunge that it experienced last year, the growth smartphone market has greatly improved in 2021. But Huawei still has not made significant amount of sales despite the comeback in the world of smartphones.
Previously, Huawei had been getting a 20% year on year growth but following reports released recently, Huawei only had a total of 4% of the total market sales so far in the first quarter of 2021. Huawei technologies received a total of about 10% decline quarter to quarter in 2021 according to a Counterpoint Research report.
Leading the charts for market sales in 2021’s first quarter is Samsung. Samsung had a total of 22% of the whole smartphone sales all over the world in the first quarter of 2021. Next to Samsung is Apple Inc. Apple had a total of about 17% of the global market sales in first quarter of 2021. After Apple is Xiaomi with about 14% sales in the first quarter. Oppo, Vivo and Huawei make the next three in that order.
Graphical report of smartphone market sales from Counterpoint
Chinese phone companies like Xiaomi, saw a significant growth in sales in regions like Europe and India. While Apple saw a decline in sales in Europe.
Recall that because the United States government sanctioned Huawei’s chip supplier TSMC, the smartphone company has been struggling to get back on its feet. Huawei even had to sell its other phone unit, Honor and branch out into exploring other industries like Automobiles.
Samsung’s Galaxy A30 and A20 to receive new Android 11 Update
The latest Android 11 version update which is One UI 3.1 had already been rolled out to Samsung devices since December 2020 last year. But a number of lower grade Samsung devices were yet to get the update as at even this year. Some of such phones yet to receive the update are Samsung Galaxy A30 and A20 devices. But now, the new Android update has been released to these two phone models.
One can recall that, Samsung Galaxy A20 was released in early 2019 and it was launched with the Android 9.0 Pie OS version and had the new One UI. Later, in 2020, last year, Samsung updated the phone to One UI 2.x for Android 10.
So, right now, Samsung has started rolling out Android 11 OS One UI 3.1 to this device. Users in Russia have already received this version update as version A205FNPUUACUF1. This device was also updated with the new June 2021 security patches.
Blue Coloured Galaxy A20
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy A30 was also released in 2019 but in the second half of it. Samsung Galaxy A30 originally came with Android 9.0 Pie just like its counterpart A20. It was later updated to Android 10 OS One UI 2.1x. last year. Now, the device is been updated to Android 11 One UI 3.1 for all its users worldwide. Just like A20, the update is already available in Russia as version A307FNXXU2CUF2.
Other device users in other countries should expect to receive their update in the coming days. Users can also go to their device Settings> Software update> Download to check.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will have 8GB RAM version type – Leak shows
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has been regularly in the news since May this year and another leak has ensued for this soon-to-be launched device. Originally, when leaks said that Samsung Galaxy S21 FE would be released in August 2021, it was listed on Geekbench that the device would have a 6GB RAM specification.
Now, a new leak from Geekbench listing has shown that, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will come in two types. The first being 6GB RAM version and the second being 8GB RAM version. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is the cheaper and more affordable model of the Galaxy S21 series. The phone will release along with two other models which include Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3.
Listing for second version of Galaxy S21 FE
The new and second version of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE had a different version name on the Geekbench listing. It had the version name Samsung SM-G990B. The only difference between the second and the first Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is the different RAM capacity. Asides from the 8GB RAM that this new version will have, it also is speculated to come with the new Android 11 OS and a processor called Snapdragon 888 SoC which is a Qualcomm processor.
This new Galaxy S21 FE version first appeared on the Geekbench listing on June 9th, two days ago. The newly listed Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will have similar specifications with the 6GB RAM version. For example, a 6.4 inches super AMOLED display, a 4,500 mAh battery and a 32 MP selfie camera. The phone will come with two types of internal storages which are 128GB and 256GB.
Xiaomi to launch HyperCharge technology on new phone series with high battery life
The Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi introduced the HyperCharge technology feature some weeks ago. This new technology will be launched with the next high grade smartphones that the company will release. This HyperCharge technology consists of two types. The wired 200W fast charging and the wireless 120W fast charging.
Recently Xiaomi hosted at an event where Xiaomi invited some of their users and also their engineers. And the users asked questions about the safety of this HyperCharge technology. One of the users raised a question pertaining to the safety of these devices to the Xiaomi engineers. And they responded by saying that, the HyperCharge technology in phones is not dangerous and is very safe to use. They also said that the technology had been commercialised already in research and development.
Xiaomi HyperCharge technology
The company engineers also disclosed that, there were up to 40 safety measures that were designed into this new technology. Users also about the resulting battery life of the premium phones. Xiaomi officials disclosed that, the phones with the 200W HyperCharge feature had more than 80% of battery life after being through 800 charging cycles.
This level of 80% attained is much higher than the industry standard of 60% of energy requirement levels. At the launch event of the HyperCharge technology, Xiaomi demonstrated in front of an audience that their 200W HyperCharge wired charger can charge a 4,000 mAh battery to 50% level in three minutes. And it will also charge it to 100% in just eight minutes. While it took the 120W wireless charger to charge a battery of same capacity to 50% in seven minutes.
It is expected that the next flagship smartphones which are the Mi series, will have this HyperCharge technology.
Nokia C20 Plus Launched, 6.5-inch Display, 3GB RAM, 4950mAh Battery
Nokia C20 Plus has been launched by HMD Global, a midrange device that features a sleek Nordic design with a casing that has been ergonomically designed for a better grip. It features a 6.5-inch HD+ screen, powered by Unisoc SC9863A SoC with 3GB of RAM + 32GB onboard storage.
It runs Android 11 Go Edition out of the box with two years of security updates, packs an 8MP rear camera with LED flash along with a 2MP depth sensor and a 5MP front camera.
It is housed by a built-in battery of 4950mAh capacity enough to last you for a long time.
Highlight Specifications of Nokia C20 Plus
6.5-inch (1600 × 720 pixels) HD+ V-notch 20:9 aspect ratio LCD screen
1.6GHz Octa-Core Unisoc SC9863A processor with IMG8322 GPU
3GB RAM, 32GB (eMMC 5.1) storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Android 11 Go Edition
Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
8MP rear camera with LED Flash, 2MP depth sensor
5MP front-facing camera
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Dimensions: 165.4 x 75.85 x9.5mm; Weight: 204.7g
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, micro USB port
It is priced at USD $109, and will be available for order from June 16 in China.
Transsion Holding has launched Tecno Spark 7T, the company latest mid-range budget smartphone in the spark series.
It features a 6.5-inch HD+ 20:9 aspect ratio display with 90.34% screen-to-body-ratio, powered by MediaTek Helio G35 processor with 4GB of RAM + 64GB onboard storage. It runs Android 11 (Go Edition) out of the box with HiOS 7.6 on top.
It comes with a 48-megapixel rear camera along with an AI lens and quad LED flash. There is an 8-megapixel camera on the front with dual LED flash. The phone comes with dedicated dual SIM and microSD card lots, and you have different color options to choose from.
It is housed by a 6000mAh battery capacity enough to last you for a long time.
Highlight Specifications of Tecno Spark 7T
Display: 6.5-inch (1600 x 720 pixels) HD+ 20:9 aspect ratio 2.5D curved glass display with 480 nits brightness
Chipset: 2.3GHz Octa Core MediaTek Helio G35 12nm processor with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
RAM+ROM: 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Operating System: Android 11 with HiOS 7.6
Rear Camera: 48MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, Quad LED Flash, secondary AI camera
Front Camera: 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash
Sensor: Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Network: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery: 6000mAh battery with 10w charging
It will be priced at USD $124 (N51,600 approx.)
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Another weekend is here, and we’ve taken a close look into the pirate world to see what people are downloading this week. Here is out top 10 downloaded movies for this week as listed below.
For this week, ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ tops the chart, followed by ‘Cruella’. ‘Wrath of Man’ completes the top three. This week we have three new entries in the list. “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” is the most downloaded title.
Top 10 Most Downloaded Movies of The Week
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Wrath of Man
Army of The Dead
Godzilla vs. Kong
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies on the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise.
These torrent download statistics are meant to provide further insight into the piracy trends. All data are gathered from public resources.
For some of the movies you are yet to watch, kindly use Netflix Premium Mod to download.
Don’t Confirm Onochie For INEC Job, NBA Tells Senate
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has opposed the confirmation of the Personal Assistant to the President on Social Media, Mrs. Lauretta Onochie, as a commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by the Senate Committee on INEC.
Chairman of NBA Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL), Monday Ubani, raised the association’s objection to the confirmation of Mrs. Onochie in a letter to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, Kabiru Gaya.
Ubani urged the Senate committee to reject her nomination and deny her confirmation as INEC Commissioner.
He argued that Mrs. Onochie is unfit for the position she was nominated for, being as a card-carrying member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) or any other party for that matter.
“I also doubt that Section 154 (3) of the Constitution was complied with, which prescribes that the President nominates INEC Commissioner in consultation with the Council of State.
“Paragraph B of Part 1 of the Third Schedule of the Constitution provides that the Council of State shall have power to advise the President in the exercise of his power with respect to (iv) the INEC, including the appointment of members of the commission. When was this Section and paragraph complied with, if I may ask?
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“Most importantly, Paragraph 14 of Part I of the Third Schedule of the Constitution (as amended) in Section 30 Number 1 of 2020, says a member of INEC should be ‘non-partisan’. Can Mrs. Lauretta Onochie be regarded by anyone in Nigeria, knowing her antecedent as the Special Assistant to the President, as ‘non-partisan’ under the Nigerian context? The right answer is No,” Ubani added.
Buhari’s Friday Interview Promises To Be Revealing, Says Presidency
President Muhammadu Buhari will grant an interview to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) later tonight.
This was contained in a statement on Friday by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman.
Adesina stated that the interview will be “revealing.”
Adesina also noted that the session promises to be educating.
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“President Muhammadu Buhari grants Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) an exclusive interview, from 8.30 pm, Friday, June 11, 2021,” the statement reads.
“It promises to be revealing and educating. Kindly keep a date.”
This will be the second interview the president is granting in two days.
Buhari had sat down talk to Arise News in an interview aired on Thursday morning.
FG Starts Auctioning Off Seized Assets From Looters
The Federal Government has commenced the bidding process for the sale of assets recovered from individuals through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
It was gathered that the development was revealed in a statement issued by the National Association of Auctioneers on Thursday.
The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the Inter-ministerial Committee set up by the government to handle sales of the assets under the Ministry of Justice opened the bid for the sales of the assets in Abuja yesterday.
Commending the manner in which the opening of the bid was conducted, the National President of the association, Aliyu Kiliya, urged the committee to uphold uprightness in the process of selling the assets.
He said, “All the procedures for Bureau for Public Prosecution and the Stores Regulation should be followed to the latter. The committee should do a diligent job not to allow any space for litigation in future as the items involved are very sensitive.
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“Knowledgeable persons should handle the sales which involved items not only in Nigeria but overseas, so as not to put all the efforts in disrepute.”
Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has directed all managing directors of banks, their deputies and executive directors to submit their asset declaration forms, Naija News reports.
Gunmen Attack Nuhu Bamali Poly, Abduct Students, Lecturers In Kaduna
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have attacked the Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria in Kaduna State, abducting scores of students and lecturers in the institution.
An eyewitness told one newsmen that the gunmen invaded the school located along the Zaria-Kaduna Expressway last night.
“The gunmen attacked the school last night. Unspecified numbers of students and lecturers were said to have been abducted,” said the eyewitness.
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Information regarding the attack was still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
More details later…
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has suspended its planned June 12 nationwide protest.
NANS president, Sunday Asefon, disclosed this in a statement on Friday morning.
Recall that NANS had earlier this month declared June 12, 2021, a day of protest.
The statement which was titled, ‘NANS Suspends June 12 Protest Over Concerns About Safety Of Protesters And Fear Of Possible Hijack By Politicians – Comrade Sunday Asefon,’ partly read, “Having considered the current security realities and the danger to the lives of our members in case of possible hijack of the planned protest, I in consultation with all the structures of NANS, therefore, announce the suspension of our proposed protest for June 12.”
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It added that the suspension of the protest was necessary to avoid a clash of interest and clash with security agencies as a result of many other protests slated for the date.
The statement added that the protest was suspended for the welfare of students, adding that it doesn’t want to put the life of any of the students at risk.
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu has been appointed as the Director, Army Public Relations as the Nigerian Army(NA) released posting and appointments of senior officers.
In a statement by the army, Major General C.G. Musa will take the place left vacant by the appointment of the COAS as the new Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai in the North East.
Until his current appointment Brigadier General Nwachukwu was the Acting Director Defence Information. He equally served as the Deputy Director Public Relations, Headquarters Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, now Operation Hadin Kai.
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Described as a seasoned and trained Public Relations Officer, the new Image Maker of the Nigerian Army is an alumnus of the University of Ibadan and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.
‘Nigeria Needs Twitter’ — Lawan Breaks Silence On Ban
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan has finally spoken concerning the suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government.
Speaking with journalists at the national assembly in Abuja on Friday, Lawan stated that the country needs Twitter.
He expressed optimism that the federal government and Twitter will eventually resolve their differences.
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“The honorable minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, informed Nigerians that they are talking with Twitter to resolve this matter. Our belief is that Nigeria needs Twitter just as much as Twitter needs Nigeria,” he said.
“We believe that the matter between Twitter and the federal government of Nigeria will be resolved.
“But beyond that, I’m an optimist, I believe all of us will have learnt our lessons.”
Obasanjo Spent €400m On Maritime Equipment — But It All Disappeared
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has alleged that former President, Olusegun Obasanjo spent between €300 million and €400 million on equipment for fighting insecurity in the maritime sector.
He alleged that the equipments bought under the former President’s administration are missing.
Amaechi stated this at the inauguration of the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure in Nigeria (also called the Deep Blue Project) at the ENL Terminal, Apapa Port, Lagos.
The minister said a war was waged against him during the implementation of the project by stakeholders in the industry, but that he was determined to complete the task.
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“Just because of this project, three committees were set up against me; one led by the vice-president, one by the minister of defence and another by the EFCC,” he said.
“While they were set up and all of them were cabinet committees; the accusation was this is Amaechi’s contract. Mr. President, I don’t do contract.
“But I want to tell you why I did it. Nigerians are not patriotic, most elites are not. They were making billions of money in insecurity. Anybody who wants to fight insecurity, they will fight the person and I was very determined.
“I am surprised that the MD of Shell read his speech without saying that the oil companies met and promised me a gift if I can survive in this war. This war has sacked two ministers, they were taken to the EFCC and they were sacked.
“This war, under President Obasanjo; they spent between €300 million and €400 million to buy the same equipment we have bought and they have disappeared.
“Until the day you sack me or I leave office, I will make sure that this equipment remain because Nigerians who do business on the water are not good people. Most unpatriotic Nigerians are not good.”
Buhari Appoints Balarabe Ilelah As NBC DG — 15 Months After Kawu’s Suspension
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, as the substantive director-general (DG) of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed announced Ilelah’s appointment in a statement on Friday.
The appointment comes 15 months after Modibbo Kawu was suspended as the DG of the commission in February 2020.
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During that period, Professor Armstrong Idachaba had held sway as acting DG of the commission since Kawu’s suspension.
His period was marked with several controversies and it peaked when the regulatory body asked all social media platforms and online broadcast platforms to register with the commission.
Protest Is The Language Buhari Understands –Deji Adeyanju
Popular human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju has expressed that protest is the only language President Muhammadu Buhari understands.
He stated this while insisting that the planned June 12 protest by his group will hold.
He spoke on Friday morning, when he featured on AIT ‘Kakaaki.
Speaking during the program, Adeyanju slammed the President for saying that EndSARS protesters planned to remove him from office last October when the campaigners staged demonstrations against police brutality and extrajudicial killings.
Adeyanju pointed out that the aim of the protest by his group is not to topple the government.
He added that only the National Assembly has the powers to remove the President from office.
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The activist said, “The issues we are protesting against are very germane, they are about insecurity, internet shutdown, we don’t want another increment in fuel price because that is what they are planning. Again, the prices of food in the market is unbelievable.
“If the President of a nation can be saying that people who are were protesting wanted to remove him from office, it calls the question as to the kinds of people advising the President. If you have someone like (the Minister of Justice Abubakar) Malami around, you should expect the worst, you should expect those kinds of things that the President was saying.
“Are we (protesters), parliamentarians? Only the National Assembly can remove the President from office. So, the President should disabuse his mind from that. These sycophants in government are his real enemies, critics are not his enemies.
“We are not criticising to mock the government. We are not protesting because we like to protest; we will like to be in our homes, or our offices…
“The reason why we are doing it (protesting) is because this is the language that Buhari understands.”
You Will Forfeit Your Salaries Until Your Strike Is Called Off, Wike Tells PASAN
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has expressed that striking parliamentary workers under the aegis of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) will henceforth forfeit their salaries until they call off their ongoing strike in the State.
This was contained in a statement by the governor’s special media aide, Kelvin Ebiri on Friday.
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Wike maintained that his administration has fully implemented full financial autonomy for the legislature and as such, there is no justification for the closure of the State House of Assembly.
He went on to describe the current strike as a disservice to the Government and people of Rivers State.
He explained that the enforcement of a no-work, the no-pay policy has come into force in Rivers State and parliamentary workers can no longer sit at home and expect salary anymore.
IGP Usman Alkali
Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has threatened that the police in any part of the country will be ruthless with criminals across the country.
Baba stated this while speaking in Abeokuta on Friday, shortly before taking delivery of security vehicles and equipment donated to the police by the state government.
The Police boss noted that the equipment will upscale operations of the security agents in the fight against insecurity in the state.
Baba maintained that the law-abiding citizens have nothing to fear, stressing that the security operatives would deal with the trouble makers ruthlessly.
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Baba said, “Security is everybody’s business; we appreciate you for making our jobs easier by giving us tools to work with. No security outfit in the world can succeed without mobility and communication gadgets. The body armour will give personnel the courage to confront crimes.
“This will go a long way in ensuring the security of lives and property in Ogun State.
“I want to assure that we will be ruthless on those posing a serious security threat to the peaceful coexistence in the country.”
Popular Nigerian disc jockey, Florence Otedola, alias DJ Cuppy has revealed that she has battled depression in the past.
The 28-year-old award winning disc jockey and music artist disclosed this on her Instagram Story as she answered questions about herself from fans.
The ‘Gelato’ crooner was asked some interesting questions about her life and she had an answer to give for each of them.
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A fan asked if she has ever been in a relationship with a younger man and she replied in the affirmative. She even shared a photo of herself with the man except that she hid his face with an emoji. She claimed that she dated him last year when he was 23 years old.
Another question came in for the billionaire heiress, asking if she has battled depression and she replied that she has had her fair share of depression. She added that it happens to even the strongest of people.
See her answers below:
“My Parents Asked Me For A Grammy,” Burna Boy Says As He Flaunts Award
Grammy award winning Nigerian superstar, Damini Ogulu, alias Burna Boy has finally received his Grammy plaque.
The ‘Kilometre’ crooner took to his Instagram page on Thursday to share pictures of the plaque as he revealed that his parents asked him to get them a Grammy and he has granted their wish.
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“Early Morning deliveries from across the pond! My parents prayed for excellent children, not houses, cars or “things”. They asked my sisters for stellar degrees; one got a first class in Finance, the other got a Distinction in Engineering. They asked me for a Grammy, and here we are. I am a product of sacrifice! Thank God and thank you all again! , ” he wrote.
United States Secretary of State, has condemned the action of the Buhari administration to ban the use of Twitter in Nigeria.
The statement signed by spokesperson Ned Price, on behalf of the United States government, states that Twitter ban has no place in democracy.
He also said that Freedom of expression and access to information both online and offline are foundational to prosperous and secure democratic societies.
The statement reads;
“The United States condemns the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter. The United States is likewise concerned that the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission ordered all television and radio broadcasters to cease using Twitter.
Unduly restricting the ability of Nigerians to report, gather, and disseminate opinions and information has no place in a democracy. Freedom of expression and access to information both online and offline are foundational to prosperous and secure democratic societies.
We support Nigeria as it works towards unity, peace, and prosperity. As its partner, we call on the government to respect its citizens’ right to freedom of expression by reversing this suspension”
Central Bsnkto launch own digital currency by year end
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is planning to launch its own digital currency by the end of 2021.
The bank’s IT specialist Rakiya Mohammed, revealed this on Thursday after the conclusion of the Bankers Committee meeting in Lagos.
According to her, the central bank would be exploring various technological options and engaging various industry players as well as moving to the next stage of proof of concept to pilot the scheme.
“Before the end of the year, the Central Bank will be making a special announcement and possibly launching a pilot scheme in order to be able to provide this kind of currency to the populace,” she said.
Ms Mohammed said another reason the bank plans to come up with digital currency is to make remittances travel easier from abroad to Nigeria.
She said that digital currency would accelerate the ability to meet the target, regardless of one’s country of residence and that the CBN would be exploring various technological options.
Ms Rakiya added that when eventually the operation commerce, the currency would complement cash notes.
“If you use King James version to define your faith, you’ll worship demons”
Nigerian OAP Daddy Freeze has received backlash after calling the King James version of the Bible the “most useless Bible translation that ever existed”.
The media personality posted a video of a foreign pastor, who said that the King James version has been so translated that it doesn’t carry the original message anymore.
Freeze then said in the caption of the video, “If you use King James version to define your faith, you’ll worship demons.”
The post received lots of negative comments his followers on Instagram as they slammed him for criticizing the Bible.
“360 lipo is damn painful” – Bobrisky cries out after alleged plastic surgery”
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“360 lipo is damn painful” – Bobrisky cries out after alleged plastic surgery”
Nigerian cross-dresser, Bobrisky has again cried out over the pain he is undergoing after his alleged plastic surgery in Dominican Republic.
The controversial male barbie on Snapchat, updated his fans on his surgical procedure, as he revealed that 360 liposuction he undergone was very painful.
Bobrisky who has been off social media since his alleged BBL, disclosed yesterday, June 10 that he’s been sleeping in one position ever since the procedure.
Bobrisky also thanked her house girl named Rita for helping and support him throughout the journey.
He added that his new body and hip is “too cute and petite.”
“360 lipo is damn painful” – Bobrisky cries out after alleged plastic surgery”
Man who slapped French President Macron gets 4 months jail sentence
The 28-year-old man, Damien Tarel who slapped France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, in the face has been sentenced to four months in prison.
A court in the south-east city of Valence convicted Tarel on Thursday June 10, on a charge of violence against a person invested with public authority. He was given four months in prison and an additional 14-month suspended sentence, and was banned from ever holding public office and from owning weapons for five years.
Tarel described himself as a right-wing or extreme-right “patriot” and member of the gilets jaunes economic protest movement.
After the incident, Tarel acknowledged hitting the president with a “rather violent” slap. “When I saw his friendly, lying look, I felt disgust, and I had a violent reaction,” he told the court. “It was an impulsive reaction … I was surprised myself by the violence.”
He said he and his friends had considered bringing an egg or a cream pie to throw at the president, but had dropped the idea – and insisted that the slap wasn’t premeditated.
“I think that Emmanuel Macron represents the decline of our country,” he said, without explaining what he meant.
Macron wouldn’t comment Thursday on the trial, but insisted that “nothing justifies violence in a democratic society, never.”
“It’s not such a big deal to get a slap when you go toward a crowd to say hello to some people who were waiting for a long time,” he said in an interview with broadcaster BFM-TV. “We must not make that stupid and violent act more important than it is.”
At the same time, the president added, “we must not make it banal, because anyone with public authority is entitled to respect.”
Another man arrested in the ruckus that followed the slap, identified by the prosecutor as Arthur C, will be judged at a later date, in 2022, for illegal possession of weapons.
The prosecutor’s office said that as well as finding weapons, police who searched the home of Arthur C also found books on the art of war, a copy of Adolf Hitler’s manifesto Mein Kampf and two flags, one symbolising communists and another of the Russian Revolution.
Media personality, Denrele Edun, has revealed the worst moments of his life as a man growing up.
According to him, it was the day his mum caught him pants down with a lady.
According to the Television host, his mother caught him pant down with a lady in his room. He revealed that the incident happened in 1999 when he was eighteen years. Denrele Edun took to his Instagram page to share a throwback photo and recounted how the incident happened.
Sharing one of his throwback pictures, he wrote,
Artist creates Davido’s portrait using 800 pieces of Rubik’s cubes
A talented Nigerian visual artist has created a portrait for popular singer, Davido, using 800 pieces of Rubik’s cubes.
The impressive portrait of the singer has caught the eyes of numerous social media users.
The incredible art work was created by Jaystan Okputu who used multiple pieces of the 3-D combination puzzle to form the face of Davido.
According to the creator, the piece took him a stretch of 6 hours and a total of 800 pieces of Rubik’s cube to complete the artwork.
Jaystan’s portrait of Davido has since been applauded across social media even though it is yet to get the attention of O.B.O.
Watch a stunning video of the portrait below;
Fans of Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh, are asking if she is pregnant, after a new video of her protruding stomach drew massive reactions on social media.
The video emerged from Tonto Dikeh’s 36th birthday celebration, as her protruding tummy was evident.
The actress, who celebrated her birthday on 9th June, held a birthday dinner with former Imo state Governor Rochas Okoroacha in attendance.
She went on to share a video from the event on her Instagram page as she appreciated the senator for honouring her.
Reacting to the video, social media users pointed out the protruding belly of the actress as they questioned if she is pregnant.
Some claimed that Tonto Dikeh might be pregnant while others said she ate too much food and probably forgot to wear her waist trainer.
See reactions below:
fay_vor1 wrote: She might just be bloated and hope you’ve flat tummy oh hmmm
dressup_essentials wrote: Is she pregnant?? Asking for a friend
sandy_ahketa wrote: @dressup_essentials no she’s not pregnant, she didn’t wear waist trimmer
pinoray5 wrote: Are you preggy? Congrats tho
mercyvill_ wrote: @48lauz what us stupidity in her statement? She said what she observed, is it wrong for someone to air her view again? I myself I saw same thing. She looks pregnant
Malami speaks on arresting Adeboye, Kumuyi, others
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has spoken on speculations that Pastor Adeboye, Pastor Kumuyi and others might be arrested for flouting the Twitter ban in the country.
The clerics are still using the social media app, as they argue that their tweets is directed at a global audience.
Malami dismissed reports that his office will be prosecuting Nigerians who tweet despite the ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria.
In a chat with Vanguard, Malami said his office will not be prosecuting Nigerians residing in or out the country who are making use of the microblogging site but will go after any company or entity that offers to help Twitter bypass the suspension of its operations in the country.
Pastor Adeboye, and Pastor Kumuyi, tweeted from their handles few days back and many Nigerians had asked if the Minister would be carrying out his threat to prosecute Twitter defaulters, on the respected clergymen.
“73% of women in Kaduna LG say it’s okay for men to beat them”
According to the Chief of Staff to Gov. Nasir El-Rufai, 73% of women in a Kaduna state local government said that it was okay for a man to beat a woman.
30 per cent of girls in some local governments were married off before they turn 15 years while 38 per cent of girls in Soba LG got married before the age of 15.
Muhammad Abdullahi, was speaking at the launch of the official launch of the 2021 State of the World Population Report by the United Nations Population Fund, in collaboration with the Planning and Budget Commission (PBC) in Kaduna when he revealed the stats.
The Chief of Staff to Gov. Nasir El-Rufai said the findings were based on the current General Households Survey conducted by the state Bureau of Statistics, and currently being validated by relevant stakeholders.
The Kaduna Governor’s Chief of Staff also disclosed that a survey shows that over 30 per cent of girls in Kubau and Kudan LGAs were married off before they turn 15 years while 38 per cent of girls in Soba LG get married before the age of 15.
A zonal survey showed that 32 per cent of girls are married off before age 15 in Kaduna North Senatorial Zone, 15 per cent in Kaduna Central and 17 per cent in Kaduna South. He added that the survey equally shows 49 per cent prevalence of female genital mutilation in Makarfi LGA and 34 per cent in Giwa LGA.
128 NSIP Independent Monitors Gets Tablets, Engagement Letters From FG
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq today flagged off the distribution of Tablets and engagement letters to 128 trained Independent Monitors in Abuja on Thursday.
The flag off which took place at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre Abuja is one of the National Social Investment Programmes aimed at monitoring all the SIPs under the ministry including the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme GEEP, N Power, Conditional Cash Transfer CCT and the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme NHGSFP.
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While also launching the Social Investment Management Information System (SIMIS) Application, the Minister said that the flag-off will be replicated in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
“Today | am here to flag off the distribution of Engagement Letters and Devices for the Trained Independent Monitors. These devices are equipped with an Application that will be used to report on monitoring activities of the trained Independent Monitors.
“The Application, which we called the Social Investment Management Information System (SIMIS), is a mobile and web-based Application designed for Monitoring the National Social Investment Programme. Using this Application, the Ministry sees a real-time report of activities of the Independent Monitors on the Field. We can view reports submitted and see the NSIP performance indicators by state and detect areas of challenges. For example, under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, we can see where feeding has taken place and where there is no feeding happening. This will provide greater visibility to the Ministry and equip us with information to follow up with implementation happening at the state level”.
Minister Umar Farouq charged the Independent Monitors to be diligent, upright and accurate in their assignment.
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“The Independent Monitors are expected to monitor a designated number of beneficiaries of the National Social Investment Programme. They will be paid a monthly stipend of N30,000 and they must meet up to 80% of their deliverables monthly to be eligible for their stipend.
“Please be informed that Independent Monitors are not allowed to assign their responsibilities to third parties. Every independent monitor will be held accountable by the Ministry for the task given to them. The Ministry reserves the right to disengage an Independent Monitor for misconduct or noncompliance with set guidelines and directives. | hereby urge you to carry out this assignment with the utmost sense of patriotism, diligence and sincerity”.
Earlier, Permanent Secretary Bashir Nura Alkali said that adequate monitoring was essential to achieving the set goals and objectives of each of the NSIP programmes.
“The Ministry believes that the engagement of Independent Monitors for NSIP, therefore, is one of the strategies to ensure these programmes achieve desired results. While the programmes achieve desired results. While the engagement of Independent Monitors is not new, we at the Ministry have reviewed the modalities and designed a more robust and proactive strategy to monitor the Programmes. The Independent Monitors will monitor programme beneficiaries within their locality in schools, households, and market clusters on a routine basis using a standardized reporting tool which we have made available in hard copy as well as electronically”.
There was also an overview and demonstration by the Special Assistant to the President on Monitoring and Evaluation, Fatiya Askerin on how the Tablet will be used by the Independent Monitors.
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The National Coordinator NSIP Dr Umar Bindir also congratulated the independent Monitors while wishing them the best in their endeavours.
Out of the 5000 shortlisted Independent Monitors, 4452 were trained across the country.
Their scope of work includes routine monitoring of all programmes under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) in their assigned LGA, provision of an evidence-based report on findings in the field, Submission of various categories of reports in accordance with the set timelines, attending all training and meetings as required by the Ministry and other duties that may be assigned by the Ministry.
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Samsung has begun the production of its smallest image sensors
Samsung Electronics, the popular South Korean smartphone company, has just recently announced that they have begun the production of small image sensors of 0.64 micrometer pixel. The image sensor is named Samsung ISOCELL JN1. These sensors are the first of their kind in the history of Samsung’s sensor production. Also, the sensor will have a camera quality of up to 50MP with other impressive technologies embedded in it.
One of such technologies that the sensor will be using is the ISOCELL 2.0 which Samsung claims will be able to improve the light sensitivity rate to up to 16%. Other technologies will also be put into this sensor like Smart ISO and Double Super PDAF. All of these technologies will be packed into a small optical format.
Samsung’s JN1 Sensor
This soon to be released image sensor is expected to be a very unique one and to be very versatile too. Though the optical format of this JN1 is 1/2.6 inch, it is still compatible with other Samsung phone products with 1/2.8 inch optical formats. This means that this new sensor can be used in telephoto cameras, front facing cameras and so on. Also, when manufacturers want to make a smartphone of slimmer, slicker and more trimmed designs, this image sensor would be perfect.
To take low light photographs, this sensor will use the four to one binding technology by Samsung. This technology is called the Tetrapixel and it will bind four adjacent 0.64 micrometer pixel together to form one big 1.28 micrometer pixel. This will ensure that the camera has higher light sensitivity and therefore brighter pictures. This image will also support up to 4K resolution video recording.
Recently launched Redmi Note 10 exceeds 1 million sales after 9 days of launch
Xiaomi is the Chinese company that produces Redmi phones. The Redmi Note series was a very popular lineup that performed really well in the markets. The newly launched Redmi Note 10 smartphone joins its predecessors in selling fast in the Chinese market. The new Redmi Note 10 smartphone was launched on June 1st, just 9 days ago. And Xiaomi has come out to announce they have made over 1 million sales of the new device in just over a week.
Redmi hits one million sales in China
Just within one hour that the new Redmi device was released, Xiaomi has claimed to have sold thousands of phone units. Also, they mentioned that on jd.com, Redmi Note Pro had become the sales champion. The Redmi Note Pro was also launched just recently in China. Both Note 10 and Note 10 Pro come with 5G data connectivity.
The two Redmi Notes differ based on whether it is Pro or not. The Redmi Note 10 smartphone has a 6.5 inches display screen and it also displays in full HD and LCD quality. The display comes with a 90Hz frequency refresh rate and the device is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC. These are the basic specifications for the Redmi Note 10 device.
While the Redmi Note 10 Pro has a slightly longer, 6.6 inches screen with full HD display and LCD display. It also has a higher frequency refresh rate than its counterpart at 120Hz. This Pro version is also powered a different core. It is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1100 chipset.
Both devices are doing very well in the Chinese market since they were released in June.
Nollywood actress Nkechi Blessing celebrates husband on his birthday
Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing has shared photos of her husband, Opeyemi Falegan as he turns a new age today.
The controversial actress and her husband got married this year in a secret wedding. Sharing loved-up photos of themselves, Nkechi praised and described her hubby as a “good man”In her birthday message to him, she wrote;
”I was going to write an epistle, But then again I realized Instagram didn’t bring us together So I will rather say it to you directly. But still here is to wishing you Nothing but the absolute Best my King thank you for staying True to what we share and loving Dis stubborn Girl unconditionally Happy Birthday Twinnie @hon_falegan_official_ Shout out to @bisimanuel for coming thru with this heart-melting song.”
She added in another post; “How can One person look like me this much Tori olorun Anyways I am abou going to bed bayi Happy Birthday Baby I love you”
All You Need To Know About Sunday Igboho
Yoruba activist Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo says he will join a nationwide protest on June 12.
The self-acclaimed Yoruba activist, alongside other agitators, will stage a protest calling for Yorubaland to become a sovereign nation.
Mr Adeyemo, represented by his spokesman, Olayemi Koiki, in an interview session on Wednesday, called for the South-West governors’ support.
He stated, “Let us warn the federal government that if there is bloodshed this weekend, the international community is watching. If the military kills any Nigerian this weekend, it is going to be very hot.”
He added, “The Yoruba Nation rally will go ahead in every part of Yoruba land and the rest of the country where it will hold.
“Red alarm will begin on Friday. People should stock up food Items from Friday night.
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“We are not backing down this weekend. We are ready to take back what belongs to us.”
Meanwhile, the National Association of Nigerian students and civil societies have called on the federal government that a protest will hold on Saturday to press Mr Buhari’s regime to address insecurity, economic stability, unemployment and other rising matter in the country.
Albanian President impeached for violating constitution
Tolulope AyeniJune 10, 2021
Albanian President, Ilir Meta has been impeached by the country’s parliament for violating the constitution.
This is coming after the countries parliament voted 104-7 to discharge the president.
A report following a parliamentary investigation concluded that Meta had violated the constitution with his biased approach against the ruling Socialists during the April 25 parliamentary electoral campaign. The report said Meta violated 16 articles and also incited violence.
Meta has denounced the investigation and impeachment attempt, arguing they are illegal.
His spokesman, Tedi Blushi, described the decision as “unconstitutional and ridiculous,” by what he referred to as “the parliamentary rubbish dump.”
Blushi wrote on his Facebook page that Meta “is motivated more than ever to protect Albania’s sovereignty and integrity.”
Mr Meta was accused of inciting violence and going against provisions of the country’s constitution.
Cynthia Morgan shades Eniola Badmus for saying she doesn’t collect money from her lover
Cynthia Morgan has thrown a shade at Eniola Badmus for saying that she doesn’t collect money from her male partner.
Eniola had taken to social media to give herself a reality check with regards to getting money from her partner, a post which has generated mixed reactions.
The film star and brand ambassador took to her social media page to state that her case is different from many women who ask for money or receive cash from the person they’re dating.
Badmus wrote; ”I think am the only one that doesn’t collect money from who I’m dating”
The post generated mixed reactions on social media, as some were in support of the actress, while others had opposing views.
Cynthia Morgan also took to the platform to react and according to her, it’s Badmus’ loss if she does not collect money from her lover.
Nigeria’s total debt rises by N191 billion in 3 months
Nigeria’s total debt stock rose by N191bn in the first quarter of this year, this is according to data released by the Debt Management Office (DMO).
The DMO, in the figures released on Wednesday, said the debt stock rose to N33.107tn as of the end of March 2021 from N32.916tn in December 2020
It said the country’s external debt however reduced due to the redemption by Nigeria of the $500m Eurobond in January.
Total public debt stock, which comprises the debt stock of the Federal Government of Nigeria, 36 state governments and the Federal Capital Territory, stood at N33.107tn or $87.239bn.
The debt stock also includes promissory notes in the sum of N940.22bn issued to settle the inherited arrears of the FGN to state governments, oil marketing companies, exporters and local contractors.
“Compared to the total public debt stock of N32.92tn as at December 31, 2020, the increase in the debt stock was marginal at 0.58 per cent,” the debt office said.
A further analysis of the public debt stock showed that the domestic debt stock grew by 2.11 per cent from N20.21tn in December 2020 to N20.637tn as of the end of March 31, 2021.
The FGN’s share of the domestic debt includes FGN bonds, Sukuk and green bonds used to finance infrastructure and other capital projects as well as the N940.22bn promissory notes, according to the DMO.
“External debt stock declined from $33.348bn as at December 31, 2020 to $32.86bn due to the redemption by Nigeria of the $500m Eurobond in January 2021,” it said.
The DMO had said in January that the 6.75 per cent $500m 2021 Eurobond, which was issued in January 2011, was Nigeria’s first foray into the international capital market.
It said the issuance of the Eurobond enabled Nigeria to diversify its sources of funding as it successfully raised a total of $10.67bn from the market thereafter to finance the implementation of the federal budgets.
The debt office said this also contributed to the country’s external reserves.
Fans react to new photos of BBNaija’s Nengi selling bread
Nigerians have reacted to new photos of BBNaija Lockdown finalist, Nengi Rebecca Hampson as a bread seller.
The reality star and entrepreneur was featured recently in a comedy skit alongside Instagram comedian, Broda Shaggi.
In the photos shared on the comedian’s Instagram page, Nengi played the role of a bread seller as she was pictured carrying a tray of bread on her head.The post generated lots of reactions from Nengi’s fans and Nigerians, who praised her for being beautiful even with the local traditional makeup and scarf.
Broda Shaggi captioned the post, “I don finally find my new love @nengiofficial .”
Nengi replied, “Buy your sweet butter bread… Agege bread, this was so fun to shoot.”
See some of the comments below.
Nollywood actress, Uche Ogbodo has been delivered of a baby girl on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
The movie star announced the arrival of the newborn on Wednesday via her official Instagram page.
“My Bunny is finally here . I am So excited . It’s been an excellently fulfilling Journey, Mother & Child are Perfectly Fine .
Thank you all for your good Wishes & Prayers ,” she wrote.
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Information Nigeria recalls the actress was recently treated to a surprise baby shower by her colleagues and friends.
Ogbodo had, before then, said that she wanted everyone to know that she was the one who carried her baby to full-term by herself which is why she always flaunted her belly bump.
See her post below:
Collecting Money From A Man Is Sweet – Cynthia Morgan
Nigerian dancehall singer, Cynthia Morgan, now known as Madrina, has said that collecting money from a man is sweet.
The popular dancehall queen took to her Instagram Stories to share her viewpoint.
She noted that she used to have a policy of not collecting money from men but that has changed now as she becomes older and wiser.
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In her words:
“I once had a policy of not collecting money from men or guys in general… ask about me. But it was a code. Cause I know the less I owe you the more freedom I will have. But as you grow older you def want to settle down and allow a good man take care of you. So my sister collect the money. Man money too go sweet oo. Lol”
See her post below:
Popular Nigerian musician, Wizkid, has reacted to the oil portrait a talented fan made of his picture.
The artist identified as Amos Osemwengie shared the portrait which, according to himself, he painted using oil and acrylic on his Instagram page.
“We can think about this piece as my first attempt at infusing both art forms. By creating a traditional visual art of one of Africa’s leading music star Wizkid(Big Wiz). Documenting what i believe to be his most solid project yet ‘Made In Lagos’,” he wrote.
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The Starboy Entertainment CEO sighted the painting and dropped a comment on the post:
“Want this! Love! ”
The father of three also shared the portrait on his Instagram Stories to show his love for the artwork.
AK-47 Wielding Fulani Herdsmen Not Nigerians: Buhari
Herdsman wielding weapon
President Muhammadu Buhari maintains that the Fulani herders attacking farmers across the country with AK-47 rifles are not Nigerians.
Buhari in an interview with Arise TV on Thursday said the Nigerian Fulani herders only carry sticks and machete to gather herbs for their cattle.
“The problem is to understand the culture of the cattle rearers.
“The Nigerian cattle rearers do not carry anything more than a stick.
“Sometimes they carry machetes to just cut some herbs for the cattle,” he said.
“But those foreigners from other parts of Africa are carrying AK-47.
READ ALSO: Don’t Carry AK-47, Bauchi Gov Begs Herdsmen
“From the Saharan area, people run to Nigeria and Fulani from Kenya and other Central Africa look the same so when you see them you think they are Nigerian Fulani.
“I assure you that we are trying to ensure that we make them accountable,” the president added.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, will decide who succeeds him as president and not himself.
He said this on Thursday while fielding questions from journalists of Arise TV during an exclusive interview.
The President said, “About succession, what this administration can do is to make sure APC lasts beyond this administration.
“We have started registration from ward to local government and to the state level. That way, the APC can know the number of members they have state by state and local government by local government so that by the time this administration goes, the legacy can continue.
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“And that is the best way to go for the party and for the country.”
He also rebuffed claims that joining APC automatically exonerated corrupt leaders from any lingering charges or investigations, saying that those who hold such views are not being fair to his regime.
Midea has just released a new home appliance, a refrigerator, in China. The unique thing about the refrigerator is that it is smart and comes with HarmonyOS. Recall that, Huawei owns HarmonyOS. The refrigerator is a smart product and offers its users some very unique features.
Being a smart refrigerator, the fridge can inform its user the level of freshness of the items in it. It can also guess the number of recipes and dishes that can be made from the ingredients in its fridge. Users are also able to customise dishes based on the ingredients in the refrigerator.
The Midea home appliance also has other unique features like a special zero degree compartment that will allow users to be able to store meat products without having to thaw them out. The fridge will also have a unique humidity controlled space that will adjust based on the type of food that is stored in it. This means that food products, fruits and vegetables can be kept fresher for longer.
This Midea fridge has a total storage space of 382 litres, which is a sum total of its various compartments. Also, users in China can purchase the refrigerator from Huawei Mall. It is currently being sold at a promo price of about 1,100 US Dollars (6,999 Yuan). But its normal price is about 1,250 US Dollars (7,999 Yuan).
Birthday mates, Tonto Dikeh and D’banj hold hands during prayer session (Video)
Tonto Dikeh and D’banj are birthday mates, and the Nigerian celebrities went spiritual after turning a year older today, June 9th 2021.
The duo were spotted in an Instalive video holding hands in prayer as gospel singer, Moses Bliss and others in the room prayed with them.
This is coming after D’banj disclosed that Tonto Dikeh surprised him with a beautiful birthday cake.
Watch the video below;
UFC champion calls out Kim Kardashian for exhibition fight
An Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion has taken to social media to challenge reality star, Kim Kardashian, to an exhibition fight.
UFC two-weight world champion Amanda Nunes sensationally called out the television personality for an MMA bout in the UFC octagon.
Nunes, who recently defeated Megan Anderson via first-round submission at UFC 259 to defend her women’s featherweight championship belt, called out Kardashian on Twitter last night.
The Lioness tweeted “Hey Kim Kardashian. Let’s do this? Lol,” accompanied by a photo of the two next to each other.
Former besties? Bobrisky completely ignores Tonto Dikeh on her birthday
Controversial crossdresser, Bobrisky has completely ignored his former bestfriend, Tonto Dikeh on her birthday today, as their relationship seeming irreparable.
They had a five year friendship until they had a rift recently and both of them went their separate ways.
This made both parties unfollow each other on Instagram and Bob noted that he is very discrete about his relationships, and even if they happen to have issues, he would not take to social media to rant about it. The crossdresser also mentioned he would never fight any of his friends on social media, no matter how bad it gets.
According to Bobrisky, Tonto Dikeh did so because he sprayed money on her former friend, Blessing Osom, better known as Lady Golfer.
Lady Golfer had taken to Instagram over the weekend to share a video of Bobrisky spraying money on her at an event. She said it was a pleasure meeting the crossdresser and described him in glowing terms.
Bobrisky believes that’s Tonto Dikeh’s reason for unfollowing him.
Polytechnic lecturers suspend strike after two months
The Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnics (ASUP) have suspended its 65-day-old strike, after signing a memorandum to that effect with the federal government.
The industrial action was called off following an appraisal of the report indicating the gradual implementation of the items contained in the Memorandum of Action signed between the Union and the Federal Government.
National Publicity Secretary of the group, Abdullahi Yalwa said the suspension of the strike will take effect from June 10.
The statement read;
“The suspension is for a period of three months to enable the government complete the execution of the items contained in the Memorandum of Action signed with the Union since 27th April 2021.
“As part of the efforts communicated by the Federal Ministry of Education, certain items have been fulfilled like the reconstitution and inauguration of governing councils and visitation panels in Nigerian Federal Polytechnics while we are led to believe that the release of funds for infrastructure revitalization and minimum wage arrears is currently being processed.
“Other items include the ongoing efforts at the review of the Scheme of Service and Conditions of Service for Polytechnics as well as the commencement of work towards resolution of the issues around CONTISS 15 migration arrears for the lower cadre. We also acknowledge the recent passage of the Bill for removal of the dichotomy against HND holders in the country.
“It is the expectation of our Union that the suspension of this action will provide an enabling environment for the government to fulfill other aspects of the Memorandum of Action and afford the government an opportunity to reverse its trust deficit within our sector.
“We equally appreciate the different layers of intervention by critical stakeholder groups in the sector within the period.”
Nollywood actress Uche Ogbodo and her partner, Bobby Marris have welcomed a baby girl, the actress confirmed in a social media post.
According to her, their baby was born on June 8.
The movie star took to her Instagram page on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, where she shared the good news.
“My Bunny is finally here . I am So excited. It’s been an excellently fulfilling Journey, Mother & Child are Perfectly Fine. Thank you all for your good Wishes & Prayers ,” she wrote.
Fantasia shares first photo of her newborn daughter
American singer, Fantasia Barrino has shared a photo of her newborn daughter, Keziah, for the first time.
Her daughter was born a little too early on May 23 and since then has been in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU).
The 36-year-old American Idol alum, shared the first photo of her 2-week-old baby girl on Wednesday, June 9, as she held the newborn on her chest.
“Almost Home,” Fantasia captioned the photo.
Fantasia announced she was pregnant with Keziah in late November during an Instagram Live session with her husband. The pair also spoke about her problems with fertility.
Then in December, Fantasia appeared on The Tamron Hall Show and opened up about her pregnancy journey, sharing that it took her years to conceive naturally.
“The power we are selling to four countries is not needed in Nigeria”
According to the federal government of Nigeria, the power being sold to four neighboring African countries in not needing in Nigeria.
This is despite the epileptic state of power supply in the country.
Acting Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and Chairman, Executive Board of the West African Power Pool (WAPP), Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz announced that Nigeria is in talks with four West African countries to sell unused Electricity to them through a planned $570 million Northcore Power Transmission Line.
Daily Trust had reported that about 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity are unutilised daily across the Generation Companies (GenCos) in Nigeria and could be exported.
Abdulaziz said Nigeria is expecting new generators to participate in the energy export for the 875 kilometre 330 kilovolts Northcore transmission line from Nigeria through Niger, Togo, Benin to Burkina Faso.
The project which is funded by World Bank, French Development Council and the African Development Bank, has recorded progress. The energy ministers will be addressing security issues for the project at a meeting in Abuja on Thursday June 10.
Prophet TB Joshua’s wife, Evelyn, has declared that she’s not surprised by her husband’s death as she believes it’s an act of God.
The founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations died in Lagos on Saturday at the age of 57, as church members were left in shock by his demise.
Speaking when a delegate from the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, led by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, paid her a condolence visit in the Ikotun area of Lagos, Evelyn said his death is an act of God.
Hushpuppi’s friend who was arrested with him regains his freedom
A friend of Hushpuppi who was arrested alongside the Instagram celebrity, has taken to social media to celebrate his newly regained fredom.
Hushpuppi was arrested in June 2020 in the United Arab Emirates and extradited to the US alongside his associate Olalekan Ponle popularly known as Woodberry to face allegations of money laundering running into millions of dollars.
Pac, one of the persons who was also arrested in connection with the fraud case has regained his freedom after spending over six months behind bars.
After gaining his freedom he took to social media to make her first appearance with a lengthy post narrating his ordeal and the whole experience living behind bars for six months.
He revealed that Hushpuppi is still in detention and it is his prayer he gets lucky like him so he can get out and he expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all those who supported him during these hard times of his life
Sharing photos of himself posed by an exotic car, he wrote;
If youths want job they should behave and make sure Nigeria is secure (video)
President Muhammadu Buhari while addressing the issues facing Nigeria urged the countries youths to behave themselves and ensure the country is secure.
He stated this during an exclusive interview with ARISE TV, when he was questioned on the decline in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
Buhari said he has told Governors and traditional rulers to tell the youths that they should behave themselves and make sure that Nigeria is secure so foreign investments can come.
According to him, nobody is going to invest in an unsecured environment. The President also alleged that young people wanted to march to Aso Rock during the #EndSARS protest and remove him from power.
800K Npower Batch C Applicants Will Not Make It To The Promise Land
In today’s latest Npower news – We will be telling you How 800K Npower Batch C Applicants will not Make It To The Promise Land (Would not get to the deployment state of the Npower Recruitment). So read on!
It is no longer news that the Npower batch C recruitment exercise which commenced in 2020 is getting to the final stage but not everyone that applied for the Programme will get to be deployed as a Beneficiary.
After the application period, 1,800,000 Prospective Applicants were able to Successfully update their records and take the compulsory test via the nasims portal which qualified them to the screening stage.
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At the screening stage, 500,000 Applicants were shortlisted for the first stream of the Npower batch C Programme. The stream 2 second batch of another 500,000 will subsequently be made in line with Mr. President’s directive to engage 1,000,000 beneficiaries under the Batch C.
This takes us back to the discussion and what this post is all about! The shortlisted first stream applicants are at the gate of the promised land already, the only thing that will stop them from crossing the gate is failure to do biometrics fingerprint verification.
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The other 500,000 which will be Shortlisted for stream 2 out of the remaining 1,300,000 Applicants fate is unknown at the moment. At the end of the exercise, 800,000 Beneficiaries will be screen out and will not make it to the promised land. To avoid this situation, you might want to open here and read what you need to do.
Call For Application – Acumen West Africa Fellows Program 2022
Call For Application – Acumen West Africa Fellows Program 2022 – Each year, the Acumen Fellowship in West Africa selects 20 Fellows from across sectors, countries, and backgrounds who are tackling issues of poverty and injustice and equips them with the practices and community needed to deepen and sustain their impact.
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The Fellowship begins with a yearlong fully-funded leadership programme, where Fellows remain in their role while taking part in a series of immersive seminars, workshops, and group practice. This is where practical skills meet moral imagination and the programme is designed to equip Fellows with the tools, mindset, and community to tackle poverty and injustice in their communities.
Applications Open for Entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and organization-builders from both public and private sectors model a new type of leadership grounded in hope and dignity.
How to ApplyInterested Applicants should:
Click here to Apply
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The application process consists of these four steps below:
Step 1: Apply online — Applications open 9 June and close 20 July
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Step 2: Receive your online assignments in August
Step 3: Attend the Selection Conference in November
Step 4: Our Fellows are selected in early December
Answers To Npower stream 2, Take Test, Hidden Score Questions
In today’s latest Npower news – We have seen a lot of you asking the following questions:
1.will Npower stream 2 write another test?
2. Why am I seeing take test on my Nasims profile even after taking the test?
3) Why is my test result not showing in the nasims portal dashboard?
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Batch C Recruitment
So we decided to create this post to answer your questions. So let go straight to the point.
To answer your first question, whether the N-Power stream 2 will write another test or not? The answer to that question is No? The test earlier written is already captured and still stands.
To answer your second question as to why you keep seeing take test on your Nasims profile even when you have written the test before. The take test button is there but has been disfigured so even if you try to take the test again it will not work. But it might work for Special candidates though if there will be any.
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Thirdly, the reason why you no longer see your test score on the Nasims portal is that it is hidden by The management. Your test result has already been captured on the portal so there is no need to panic. It is just hidden and can still be disclosed at any time when the need arises.
The MTN Nigeria has introduced a new package called Bumpa Package offer targeted at new MTN customers.
The MTN Bumpa Package is a special package that rewards New MTN customers with lots of benefits after registering and activating a new SIM. The SIM comes with N1,000 preloaded airtime.
An MTN customer who buys a new SIM card, registers, and activates it will automatically be on the default plan MTN Yafun Yafun.
Customers will only be able to use the preloaded N1000 when they activate it by recharging using *555*the recharge PIN#. Customers will also receive a 700% bonus on the recharge and all other benefits on the MTN Yafun Yafun proposition.
Customers will buy, register and activate to get preloaded N1,000 airtime in addition to the 700% YafunYafun bonus.
Customer will get a preloaded one-off bonus of N1,000
Preloaded N1,000 has been broken into N800 for voice and N200 for data.
The one-off bonus is valid for 7 days.
Customers will continue to enjoy a 700% MTN Yafun Yafun bonus on every recharge for 6 months. ( 400% of the bonus will be used for National Voice and SMS while 300% of the bonus will be used for data on all websites etc.
100% data bonus on every data activation for 3 months.
Plus other exciting offers on MTN.
Each new SIM comes with a pre-loaded N1,000
Customer will be required to register and activate the line to access the preloaded N,1000
Preloaded N1,000 will be split into N800 voice and N200 data
The 1st-minute call of the day will be charged from the main account, after which subsequent charges will occur from the N1,000 preloaded airtime bonus account and other bonus accounts.
700% recharge bonus (400% for voice and SMS, and 300% for data) for all calls to all local networks in Nigeria and browse on all websites.
Customers get a 10MB data bonus upon the first recharge of the month via the eligible recharge channels: Physical/Logical pin, Topic, MOD, Bank/AYA, Awuf4U.
iOS 15 Revealed, Here are The iPhones That Will be Getting The Upgrade
Apple has officially announced iOS 15, and it comes with many improved features to apps like FaceTime, Messages, Memoji, Focus, Notifications, Maps, Safari, Wallet, new Live Text feature, Advanced Spotlight Search, and more.
If you are wondering if your iPhone will receive the new iOS 15 update or not, well, the answer is simple. All the iPhone models that received iOS 14 will also receive iOS 15. You can see the lists below;
Here’s a list of all the iPhones that will get iOS 15:
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone SE (2016)
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone SE (2020)
iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iOS 15 beta 1 for developers is already available, and the public beta will be available next month.
Infinix Next Smartphone May Supports 160W Ultra Flash Charging
Whether you like it or not, Infinixmobility is making its users happy with its range of quality devices. The smartphone company mainly focuses on developing markets like Nigeria, Egypt, and Indonesia.
Over time, we’ve seen Infinix improved on all its devices with good specifications. The good news is that, according to reports from XDA developers, the company is working on releasing an Infinix-branded 160W Ultra flash charger, intended for use in a future mobile phone.
What this means is that Infinix might be working on a phone that supports significantly faster charging than most other Android devices on the market right now. For example, the OnePlus 9 Pro tops out at 65W, and Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra can reach 67W.
The adapter on the photo sure looks huge, as is to be expected for a brick this powerful. It’s unclear when we’ll see a phone ready to take advantage of it but it can’t be long now. At the moment, information is sketchy about the 160W super-fast charger, perhaps it might even be for something power-consuming different from a smartphone.
Just recently, Infinix launched the Infinix Note 10 Pro, a budget flagship with Helio G95, and runs on Android 11. The device supports 18W charging which is fast, but not fast enough as 160W.
We await more information on this in the coming weeks.
MultiChoice Introduces TUMI, Friendly AI Chatbot to Its Service
MultiChoice is enhancing its digital customer service through an Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot.
Called “The Ultimate Master of Information”, or TUMI, this innovative service is available 24/7 to answer customer queries about products and services.
multichoice AI chatbot, DStv Office
TUMI interacts in real-time with customers in an online, text-based conversation.
It boasts advanced natural language capabilities, which means that TUMI can recognize user questions and provide responses with information related to DStv products and services.
Right now, customers can ask TUMI to clear decoder errors, check balances, reconnect products, make payments, manage holiday home viewing, and change packages.
However, TUMI is intelligent and is constantly learning and evolving, which means more functionalities will be added over time. Through feedback, customers can also help TUMI to learn.
If TUMI is unable to help customers resolve their queries, they will instantly be transferred to a knowledgeable and friendly customer service representative for further assistance.
TUMI currently lives on the DStv website and in time, it will live across MultiChoice’s digital ecosystem on DStv Now (website and app), Showmax (website and app), and Facebook Messenger. TUMI will also act as a concierge to onboard new customers to MultiChoice online-only service, DStv Streaming.
Davido Reacts To Prophecy That He Will Be Poisoned
Nigerian Afrobeats music star, David Adeleke, alias Davido has reacted to a viral prophecy about himself.
The DMW label head took to his Twitter page to react to the prophecy from an unidentified clergy who proclaimed in a viral video that Davido would be poisoned by one of his men and rushed to the hospital unconscious.
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In a new Twitter post, the father of three rejects the prophecy and prays for himself that all wickedness around him will be exposed.
“God will expose and deal with any wickedness around me near or far Amen. I’m blessed,” he wrote.
I Wanted To Buy My Mum New Clothes Before She Died: Omoni Oboli
Popular Nigerian actress, Omoni Oboli, has written a tribute to her late mother.
The movie star and filmmaker took to her Instagram page to share a photo of her late mother and penned a lengthy tribute remembering her sacrifices as a mother when she was alive.
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Oboli noted that her mother used to buy her and her siblings used clothes because of their poor background and she wanted to reward her with brand new clothes before her passing.
She further eulogized her mother for instilling the right values of hard work and determination in her. She added that she will do everything she can to make her mother proud.
See her post below:
Anita Joseph Celebrates Four Years Anniversary With Hubby
Nollywood actress, Anita Joseph Olagunju has celebrated spending four years together with her husband, Michael Olagunju, alias MC Fish.
Taking to her Instagram page, the movie star shared a photo of both of them together and wrote:
“It’s been Four years of fucking with you Dear boyfriend turned Hubby and best friend It’s been four good years of my Life” Four years of God’s faithfulness Four years of waking up to the best man best husband on earth “ Four years of full tank Filling eiiiiiiii Four years of peace of mind” Four years of constant Glow “
to us @realmcfish as we will celebrate our 100 years together stronger and in Good health Amen I will choose you over and over again Pappy
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Thank God I never listened to them that said we will never work smh “And I asked what do they know ndi aramashiogri Story for another Day 8th of JUNE will always be special to us ”
Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay Fight Dirty At Salon Over 2019 Beef
Nigerian music divas, Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay, have clashed over their two-year-old beef at a salon in Lagos.
Both pop music stars met at a salon and things became heated when Seyi Shay walked up to Tiwa Savage to say hi to her.
Savage immediately descended heavily on the ‘Gimme Love’ singer and accused her of blocking her on Instagram and saying bad things about her in 2019.
The mother of one further swore on her son’s life that she has never said anything bad about Seyi Shay.
Meanwhile, Seyi Shay joined forces with Victoria Kimani to rubbish her and slut-shame her in Kizz Daniel’s hit 2019 diss song, ‘Fuck You.’
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The ‘Koroba’ singer then told Seyi Shay to keep the same energy and not walk up to her to say hi acting as if nothing ever happened.
Watch the video HERE
Doing Runs Is Hard Work, Not As Easy As I Thought – Shade Ladipo
Popular media personality, Shade Ladipo, has said that she has realized that doing runs is not as easy as she thought.
The media personality took to her Instagram Stories to share how difficult it is to succeed as a runs person.
Ladipo said that she has tried to make money through runs and she prefers working normally to it.
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She noted that runs work is a lot of hard work that she can not do, adding that to be successful at doing runs requires a person to like money a lot and she does not like money that much.
See her full post below:
The media personality’s post
Continue Using Twitter – NASS Joint Minority Caucus Urges Nigerians
The joint minority caucus of the Senate and the House of Representatives has called on Nigerians to ignore the ban placed by the Federal Government on Twitter and continue to use the social media platform.
The National Assembly caucus described the ban as draconian.
The group decried that many Nigerians are losing their sources of livelihood to the action.
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The Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe; and Minority Leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu, stated this in a statement issued on Wednesday, titled ‘NASS Joint Minority Caucus Asks Nigerians to Continue Using Twitter.’
According to the statement, the joint caucus met over the ban by the All Progressives Congress government and “restates its condemnation of the embargo as draconian and unacceptable.”
The opposition lawmakers also dismissed threats by the government to arrest and prosecute Nigerians for using twitter, calling on Nigerians to “go ahead and use their Twitter (handles) as they would not be contravening any law in Nigeria or any international statute.”
The Joint Minority Caucus recognized the provisions of Articles 19 and 20 of the United Nations Charter on Fundamental Human Rights, which Nigeria is a signatory to, as well as provisions of Sections 39 and 36 (12) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), and notes that by these provisions no one will be violating any law for using Twitter in Nigeria.
Senate Directs Committee To Screen Lauretta Onochie, Five Others As INEC Commissioners
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has asked the Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to screen Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Social Media, and five other nominees as INEC commissioners.
The directive comes after President Buhari on October 13, 2020, wrote to the Senate to confirm Ms. Onochie.
Onochie’s nomination was faulted by many Nigerians including lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party.
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They also faulted the idea of making Onochie, a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress as an INEC Commissioner to represent Delta State on the board of the commission.
Other names on the list are, Prof. Muhammad Kallah (Katsina); Prof. Kunle Ajayi (Ekiti); Saidu Ahmad (Jigawa); Prof Sani Adam (North- Central); and Dr Baba Bila (North-East).
The Senate INEC panel, which has Senator Kabiru Gaya as Chairman, has four weeks to conclude the screening and report back to the red chamber at plenary.
The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has decided to suspend its strike, which has been in effect for over two months, from Monday.
This decision was made during the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held between the body and the federal government in Abuja.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, was in attendance as the National Judicial Council (NJC) met with JUSUN leaders on Tuesday, urging the striking court workers set aside their grievances with the government in the interest of the general public.
Last Saturday, the body had asked its members to endure the hardship occasioned by their ongoing strike a little longer, assuring that negotiations would soon be concluded.
JUSUN embarked on a nationwide strike on April 6 to demand full implementation of financial autonomy for the judicial arm of government. The negotiations aim to either reach an agreement on terms for implementation of the autonomy, and consequently end the strike.
The shutdown of the judicial system in the country has stalled several important proceedings such as the trial of former Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, in order to avoid gross abuses of rights, the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) had directed its members to visit police stations and bail suspects detained for minor offences.
In May 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari signed an Executive Order granting financial autonomy to the legislature and the judiciary across the 36 states.
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The Executive Order (No. 10 of 2020) made it mandatory for states to include the legislature and the judiciary’s allocations in their budgets’ first-line charge.
The order also mandates the accountant-general of the federation to deduct from the source amount due to the legislatures and judiciaries from the monthly allocation to each state for states that refuse to grant such autonomy.
JUSUN, on April 3, issued a circular ordering the closure of courts across the country from April 6 as a measure to ensure implementation of the order.
President Muhammadu Buhari has taken delivery of the first ever Nigeria-made cell phone called ITF Mobile.
The product was presented to him by Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, just before commencement of the week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Introducing the product to the President, Adebayo said it was produced by the Electrical/Electronics Technology Department of the Industrial Training Fund’s (ITF) Model Skills Training Centre, using locally sourced components.
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“Twelve indigenous mobile cell phones produced by the Model Skills Training Centre of the Industrial Training Fund; an agency under Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment was launched.
“It gives me great pleasure, Mr President, to present you with one of the phones,” Adebayo said.
President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Lagos on Thursday to launch the Deep Blue Project of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
The visit was confirmed on Wednesday by the state police spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi.
The Deep Blue Project is meant to strengthen national security on land, sea and air, as initiated by the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the Federal Ministry of Defence.
However, June 12 protest is scheduled to take place at Freedom Park, Ojota, Lagos, two days after Buhari’s. visit.
Information Nigeria reported earlier about the reception organised in Ikeja, Lagos for the visit of Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba on Wednesday that was disrupted by thunderstorms.
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Baba who visited the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the State House in Marina was expected to address men of the command when a heavy rain started and dispersed guests from the venue.
I Am Not Surprised By My Husband’s Death – TB Joshua’s Wife
Evelyn, the wife of the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Joshua, aka TB Joshua, said the death of her husband didn’t come to her as a surprise.
Evelyn stated this on Wednesday when she received the delegation sent by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Ikotun.
She said, “What happened was an act of God. There is time for everything, like my husband would say. That was the word I knew from him very well. This is the job he was known for. This is what he was living for. That is what he was going to die for. So, it didn’t come to me as a surprise. I wasn’t surprised when it happened. As we all know, he was in service that day. So, that’s it.”
Evelyn, however, appealed to Sanwo-Olu to participate actively in her husband’s burial, which she said would be made public very soon.
However, the delegation led by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, presented a condolence letter signed by the governor to the family of the deceased.
Speaking, Elegushi said, “We are here on the directive of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu to pay a condolence visit and offer prayers to the family of our beloved pastor and prophet TB Joshua.”
TB Joshua died in Lagos on Saturday at the age of 57.
Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that though he strongly believes in the existence of Nigeria as a single nation, it should not be at any cost.
Obasanjo stated this on Wednesday during his investiture as a fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), organised by the Ogun chapter.
The elder statesman called on those agitating for the disintegration of the country to shelve the idea and work for unity.
He stated that it is better for Nigeria to remain as one indivisible nation, noting that “disintegration is not the solution.”
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“It is better that Nigeria stays together and finds solutions to its challenges than for each tribe to go its separate way,” Obasanjo said.
“I am a strong believer in one Nigeria, but not one Nigeria at any cost — one Nigeria where every Nigerian can feel proud that he or she has a stake in this country.
“Those of us who have shed part of our blood and sweat for this country, we did so because we wanted a country where every Nigerian can claim as his or her own.
“I believe that if we talk among ourselves the way we should, and if we change the narrative, I believe this is a great country.
“The fact that we are not making Nigeria what God wants it to be is not the fault of God, but our fault, particularly the leaders.”
Nigeria To Sell Unused Electricity To Four Countries – TCN
MD, TCN, Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz
Nigeria is in talks with four West African countries to sell unused Electricity to them through a planned $570 million Northcore Power Transmission Line.
The acting Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and Chairman, Executive Board of the West African Power Pool (WAPP), Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, stated this on Wednesday during the WAPP meeting on the Northcore project in Abuja.
About 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity is said to be unutilised daily across the Generation Companies (GenCos) in Nigeria and could be exported, according to reports
“The power we will be selling is the power that is not needed in Nigeria. These generators that are going to supply power to this transmission line are going to generate that power specifically for this project. So it is unutilised power.”
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He also noted that Nigeria is expecting new generators to participate in the energy export for the 875 kilometre 330 kilovolts Northcore transmission line from Nigeria through Niger, Togo, Benin to Burkina Faso.
“In addition, there are some communities that are under the line route, about 611 of them which will be getting power so that there won’t be just a transmission line passing without impact.”
All Social Media Platforms, Others Must Be Registered In Nigeria – Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has stated that all social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, and others must register in the country.
He expressed that this is part of the move to regulate social media platforms.
He stated this on Wednesday in Abuja while briefing journalists after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting.
“What we are saying is that all platforms, you must register in Nigeria. You must be a corporate entity before you can do business in Nigeria.
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“Whether it is Netflix, Iroko, or Facebook…they are all doing business in Nigeria, making money and they are not paying taxes. This is in addition to being able to regulate them. They are making billions of naira out of this country and they are not paying tax. That can’t be allowed to go on,” the Minister said.
He also listed the conditions for the platforms to be registered.
“Our conditions are layout – To do business in Nigeria they must register as Nigerian companies.
“They must be licensed and they will have to refrain from using the platform for activities that are inimical to the growth of Nigeria.”
FG Didn’t Ban Twitter, It’s Only A Suspension, Says APC
The National Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Ismaeel Ahmed, has expressed that the Federal Government didn’t ban the use of Twitter, it only suspended its operations.
He stated this on Wednesday at a press conference heralding the rescheduled Progressive Youths Conference now to hold next week.
Ahmed said, “The government didn’t ban social media as a lot of people will insinuate. It is very important that we know that because Facebook is still in operation, Instagram is still in operation, WhatsApp is still in operation, and a lot of other social media platforms are still in operation.
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“In fact, some people will tell you Twitter is for the elite young people and not necessarily for the general public.
“I think there are far more subscribers on Facebook in Nigeria than there are on Twitter. But having said that, it is still a very important medium for people.
“So, whatever it is that the government felt to suspend Twitter, not even ban, there was a suspension and of course, there is a conversation going on between the government and the representatives of Twitter and I’m sure it will be resolved.”
The All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the presidency in the 2023 elections, House of Representatives member, Rev. Francis Ejiroghene Waive, has predicted.
He also said main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was wary of the victory.
The lawmaker spoke on Sunday during a visit to a chieftain of the party, Olorogun Ogbarode Ogbon, at Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
Waive represents Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu Federal Constituency in the National Assembly on the platform of the ruling APC.
Emphasising the need for APC faithful across the state and particularly, in Ughelli South to be patient, he urged them to be united so as to benefit in due time.
The lawmaker added that the founding leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor is already providing “leadership that brings people together and stands for truth.
“Some of the things I do are suggestions from constituents. I assure members of the APC that we will not be sectional, we will not be divisive.
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“Ughelli South is the second-largest base of the PDP but we have what it takes to change the narrative, neither to spite leadership nor fathers.
Ogbon, who expressed delight over the visit, noted that past defeats recorded by the APC were self-inflicted. and were perhaps meant to teach the party lessons to work vigorously for victory in 2023.
Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has relieved Commissioner of Special Duties, Francis Etta, of his duty.
This was contained in a press release by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, on Tuesday.
This comes barely a week after Governor Ayade sacked four commissioners for reportedly failing to defect to the All Progressives Congress.
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According to the terse press release, “The State Governor, His Excellency Prof Ben Ayade has approved the relieving of Hon. Francis Etta of his appointment as Commissioner for Special Duties with immediate effect.
“The Governor thanks him for his services to the state and wishes him well in his future endeavours.”