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President Buhari Delivers Address At Bola Tinubu’s 12th Colloquium
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President Buhari Delivers Address At Bola Tinubu’s 12th Colloquium

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE WE'RE BETTER, STRONGER TOGETHER, SAYS PRESIDENT BUHARI TO NIGERIANS AT BOLA TINUBU'S 12TH COLLOQUIUM "Despite occasional inter-ethnic tensions in our national history, it seems to me that we have all agreed on one point that, notwithstanding our diversity of ethnicity, culture, language and religion, Nigerians are better together; even stronger together," says President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the 12th Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Colloquium held in Kano. The President, who participated virtually in the event to mark the 69th birthday of the former two-term Governor of Lagos State, commended the celebrant for always being an advocate of unity and cohesion in Nigeria. "This has been a constant factor in his outstanding political career, from the time he serv...
FG Leveraging Fintech Innovation To Address Agric, Energy Challenges – Osinbajo
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FG Leveraging Fintech Innovation To Address Agric, Energy Challenges – Osinbajo

The Federal Government is leveraging the innovative capacity of Fintechs to accelerate interventions, especially those under its Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), including programmes on renewable energy, agriculture, improving access to credit and direct cash transfers, among others, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo said on Friday. Professor Osinbajo stated this at the official launch of the Nigeria Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Fintech Hackathon in Abuja. “This is incredibly powerful for our efforts at resolving the climate crisis, transitioning to cleaner energy, but it also introduces a tremendous opportunity for Fintech companies for payments systems,” he said. The vice president added, “Being able to manage that whole process, collect monies in some cas...
Cryptocurrency: Kingsley Moghalu To Address Challenges, Opportunities In Dubai
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Cryptocurrency: Kingsley Moghalu To Address Challenges, Opportunities In Dubai

Professor Kingsley Moghalu, a 2019 presidential candidate and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Deputy Governor from 2009 to 2014, will address the global controversy over the use of cryptocurrency at a forum of global leaders in cybertechnology in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The former CBN Deputy Governor will be a Keynote Speaker at the Cybertech Global Conference, the annual gathering of the world’s top leaders in the field of cybertechnology. Moghalu was among the first Nigerians that disagreed with the Central Bank of Nigeria's decision to ban cryptocurrency-related transactions in Nigerian banks. Vice-President Prof Yemi Osinbajo later expressed the same position Moghalu took: that the risks of cryptocurrency should be managed and regulated rather than an outright ban from the...
Address Ritual Killings In South-West With Your Energy – Oluwo Akanbi To Yoruba
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Address Ritual Killings In South-West With Your Energy – Oluwo Akanbi To Yoruba

The Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has urged Yoruba agitators and freedom fighters to commit their energy towards ending ritual killings consuming innocent sons and daughters of Yoruba in their thousands rather than attacking Fulani herdsmen. The monarch urged agitators to be more interested in probing crimes and not attacking ethnic groups. He, however, condemned the kidnapping, raping, and killing by some herders across the region. Oluwo said no one can account for the number of lives lost to ritual per day, saying it will amount to disservice if such could not be addressed by Yoruba activists. He said, “No crime is good but there are more ritual killings in the South. It consumes an unaccountable number of our sons and daughters every day. “O...
“The Movement We Started Is Only Just Beginning” -Trump Pens Farewell Address
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“The Movement We Started Is Only Just Beginning” -Trump Pens Farewell Address

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday released a nearly twenty-minute farewell message ahead of the inauguration of his successor, former VP Joe Biden. The President had announced he wouldn't attend the inauguration, making him the first US President in over 150 years to snub the swearing-in of his successor. On Monday, the First lady, Melanie Trump had delivered her farewell address urging Americans to choose "love over hatred” and “peace over violence.” VP Pence, his wife Susan, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are amongst others who took to twitter to pen their farewell messages. My fellow Americans: Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens. In short, w...
NANS Gives Makinde 3 Days To Address Amotekun Brutality On Oyo Residents
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NANS Gives Makinde 3 Days To Address Amotekun Brutality On Oyo Residents

Following the backlash that trailed the operations of the Western States Security Network, codenamed: Amotekun, the leadership of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), has given a 72-hour ultimatum to the Oyo State Government to set up machinery for the reorientation of operatives of the corps. The ultimatum was on the heels of series of alleged misdeeds of some operatives of the corps since its inauguration by Governor Seyi Makinde in the state. The students’ body, in a statement jointly signed by the association’s chairman in the state, Comrade Oluwafunmbi Mayowa Opakunle; General Secretary, Comrade Ojetola Babatunde; Public Relations Officer, Comrade Adeleke Quadri and made available to Saturday Vanguard, stated that the Amotekun corps had over the time shown th...
NIN Holders To Pay N15,000 To Correct Date Of Birth, 5000 For Name, Address – NIMC
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NIN Holders To Pay N15,000 To Correct Date Of Birth, 5000 For Name, Address – NIMC

THE National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, yesterday, declared that correction of details in the National Identity Number, NIN, would attract varying charges. The NIMC Regional Coordinator in Alausa, Lagos, Funmi Opensanwo, who spoke on a Television Programme, Sunrise Daily, said the charges vary from correction of details like name, address, card renewal or replacement, and date of birth. Reacting to allegations that officials of NIMC have been demanding illegal fees from Nigerians to link their NIN to their sim cards, Opensanwo said: “The money we charge is for modification fee. “For the date of birth correction, the processing fee is N15, 000. For card renewal or card replacement, there is a processing fee of N5, 000. “For a modification of your name and address,...
Indecent Dressing: “Amotekun Not Established To Address Trivial Issues”
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Indecent Dressing: “Amotekun Not Established To Address Trivial Issues”

AMOTEKUN has released a statement addressing the comment made by Amitolu Shittu, the Osun State commandant of Amotekun on indecent dressing and abuse of Yoruba Language. Shittu had earlier said that Amotekun will not tolerate inde­cent dressing and bas­tardising of Yoruba lan­guage by the youths. Read the statement below: #UPDATE: AMOTEKUN Operations in Southwest Nigeria Press Statement This is to formally inform the general public that the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed “AMOTEKUN” was not set up to address trivial issues outside the law establishing it. The function and responsibility of AMOTEKUN Corps in the States of Southwest Nigeria has been properly codified and enshrined in the legal framework setting up the Security Outfit. The security outfit is ...
Buhari’s Acceptance To Address Reps Proof of Executive And NASS Synergy – Kalu
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Buhari’s Acceptance To Address Reps Proof of Executive And NASS Synergy – Kalu

Spokesman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, has described Buhari's acceptance to address the green chamber over insecurity summon, as a proof of great synergy between the executive and the 9th National Assembly. MCI had earlier reported how the Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to appear before the House as requested by the lawmakers. In a statement forwarded to us Wednesday night, while reacting to the development, the Reps Spokesman who represents Bende Federal Constituency, said the president's acceptance was quite commendable. Kalu, who had on Tuesday hinted that President Buhari would honour the Reps’ invite, said he had been proven right, following the president's acceptance. “I said ...
We Will Reconvene Plenary To Address Youth Bills – Gbajabiamila
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We Will Reconvene Plenary To Address Youth Bills – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila says the House will reconvene plenary to address youth-related bills next week. Gbajabiamila made the announcement on Saturday in Abuja, at a national strategy retreat organised by the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) of the National Assembly. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the  retreat was titled, “Rethinking Youth Development in Nigeria”. Gbajabiamila said that the retreat was coming at a time of a new and intense wave of restiveness sweeping across every part of our country. The Speaker said that there is a large majority of young people who are tired of the way things are going. He said the youth want to see rapid and progressive change in the structure of the country and in the practi...
Alaafin On EndSARS: Buhari’s Failure To Address Protesters Led To Loss Of Lives
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Alaafin On EndSARS: Buhari’s Failure To Address Protesters Led To Loss Of Lives

His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi the Alaafin of Oyo, on Monday confirmed that the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to address the youths that protested against the police brutality led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties recorded after the protests. Alaafin, speaking on Monday, during the stakeholders meeting that was held at the House of Cheifs, the Parliament Building Agodi Secretariat Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital, stressed that, if the President Muhammadu Buhari had addressed the protesters at the appropriate time, the situation will not have gone out of hand. The meeting which was purposely organised by the Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde to discuss on the way forward on the demands of the END SARS protesters had in attendance the Govern...
The Address President Buhari Could Gave Given – Chimamanda Adichie Rewrites Buhari’s EndSARS Speech
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The Address President Buhari Could Gave Given – Chimamanda Adichie Rewrites Buhari’s EndSARS Speech

NOTE to television broadcasters: please include subtitles to enable all Nigerians hear and understand Fellow Nigerians, This is a difficult time for our nation, but together we will prevail. On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020, in the Lekki area of Lagos, innocent Nigerians exercising their democratic right to protest were attacked by soldiers of the Nigerian Army. Some died. Many were injured. This terrible incidence has no place in our country. The role of the Nigerian Army is to protect the lives of Nigerian citizens. I condole with the families of those who were killed and with all those who were injured. I have ordered an immediate investigation and have directed that a report be presented to me in the next five days. As commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, the ultima...
President Buhari’s Address On EndSARS Protests (Full Text + Video)
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President Buhari’s Address On EndSARS Protests (Full Text + Video)

ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE ENDSARS PROTESTS, 22ND OCTOBER, 2020 Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs. 2. I must warn those who have hijacked and misdirected the initial, genuine and well - intended protest of some of our youths in parts of the country, against the excesses of some members of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). 3. On Monday 12th October, I acknowledged the genuine concerns and agitations of members of the public regarding the excessive use of force by some members of SARS. 4. The choice to demonstrate peacefully is a fundamental...
Full Speech Of President Buhari’s Democracy Day Address On June 12, 2020
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Full Speech Of President Buhari’s Democracy Day Address On June 12, 2020

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY MUHAMMADU BUHARI PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPURLIC OF NIGERIA DURING THE (2020 DEMOCRACY DAY) STATE HOUSE, ABUJA) 12TH JUNE, 2020 Fellow Nigerians, The 2020 celebration of Democracy Day marks 21 year of uninterrupted civil administration in our dear country. This day provides us an opportunity to reflect on our journey as a nation, our achievements and struggles. 2. It is a day to honour our founding fathers who toiled to establish our republic and every Nigerian who has worked tirelessly to sustain it. 3 We are celebrating this year's Democracy Day despite the COVID nineteen pandemic which afflicts our nation and the whole world. 4 It is indeed a very difficult time for everyone especially those who have lost loved ones to the virus and those who...
Resident Doctors issue 14-day strike notice to FG
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Resident Doctors issue 14-day strike notice to FG

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Saturday said its members would proceed on a total and indefinite strike if the Federal Government failed to address their demands within 14 days. The Association stated this in a communique issued at the end of its virtual 40th Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) and Scientific Conference. The communiqué was signed by NARD National President, Dr. Sokomba Aliyu, and Publicity Secretary,  Dr. Egbogu Stanley in Kaduna. The NARD 40th OGM was held under the theme: ‘Health inequalities and social determinants of health in Nigeria.’ The virtual OGM, attended by 74 Chapters of the association from across the country, deliberated on issues affecting the nation’s health care system and welfare of its members. “NARD calls on the Federa...
Chimamanda Adichie Delivers UPenn’s Commencement Address, Becomes 1st Black Woman Since 1978
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Chimamanda Adichie Delivers UPenn’s Commencement Address, Becomes 1st Black Woman Since 1978

Award-winning Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has been reportedly named the first black woman in the world, since 42 years ago, to deliver a speech at the University of Pennsylvania. Introduced by the school’s president Amy Gutmann, Chimamanda became the first black woman to deliver the Ivy League school’s Commencement address since 1978, when then-US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Patricia Harris did so. Chimamanda spoke virtually to the class of 2020, who chose her as their Commencement Day speaker, telling them about what strange times we live in. These may be strange times – they certainly are for me – but I want to urge you to remember that there is so much to celebrate. You’ve done it. You’ve graduated. Congratulations. The author will be speaking p...
President Buhari To Address Nigerians Tomorrow May 18
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President Buhari To Address Nigerians Tomorrow May 18

Barring any last minute change, President Buhari is expected to address the nation in a broadcast tomorrow Monday May 18, as the first phase of the gradual easing of the lockdown comes to an end. This was disclosed by Aliyu Sani, national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics today Sunday, May 17. The President is expected to announce to Nigerians whether or not the nation would go ahead with the second phase of the easing of the lockdown.
American rapper, Tekashi 6ix9ine has been forced to relocate after a neighbor leaked his address online
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American rapper, Tekashi 6ix9ine has been forced to relocate after a neighbor leaked his address online

Tekashi 6ix9ine who became the latest celebrity to break the internet after he went on a vicious rant following his recent release from prison is now on the run for security reasons.  Tekashi took to the social media site to air his grievances after critics slammed him for being ‘a rat’. Due to his cooperation, the rapper’s sentence was reduced and was released from jail last month over fears he would catch coronavirus in prison. He is now serving the remaining four months of his sentence at home in incarceration, where his record-breaking Instagram live took place. However, Tekashi has been forced to relocate after a neighbor posted a video of his location online. Tekashi’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro stated that his client has been relocated in light of his address being leaked for ...
Full Text: President Buhari’s Address On COVID-19 Lockdown On 27th April, 2020
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Full Text: President Buhari’s Address On COVID-19 Lockdown On 27th April, 2020

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE CUMULATIVE LOCKDOWN ORDER OF LAGOS AND OGUN STATES AS WELL AS THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ON COVID- 19 PANDEMIC  AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA MONDAY, 27th APRIL, 2020 Your president is still making his speech while his speech is already in circulation. 1. Fellow Nigerians 2. I will start by commending you all for the resilience and patriotism that you have shown in our collective fight against the biggest health challenge of our generation. 3. As at yesterday, 26th April 2020, some three million confirmed cases of COVID nineteen have been recorded globally with about nine hundred thousand recoveries. Unfortunately, some two hundred thousand people have also died passed away as a result of this ...
Full Text: President Buhari’s Address On Coronavirus
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Full Text: President Buhari’s Address On Coronavirus

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE EXTENSION OF COVID- 19 PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA MONDAY, 13TH APRIL, 2020 1. Fellow Nigerians 2. In my address on Sunday, 29th March, 2020, I asked the residents of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory to stay at home for an initial period of fourteen days starting from the Monday, 30th March 2020. 3. Many State Governments also introduced similar restrictions. 4. As your democratically elected leaders, we made this very difficult decision knowing fully well it will severely disrupt your livelihoods and bring undue hardship to you, your loved ones and your communities. 5. However, such sacrifices are needed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in ...
South African policemen arrested for illegal liquor deals during lockdown
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South African policemen arrested for illegal liquor deals during lockdown

South Africa’s police service said it had arrested four of its members for allegedly taking part in illegal liquor trade, undermining a lockdown ban on the sale of alcohol and cigarettes. Several shuttered liquor outlets have been looted since President Cyril Ramaphosa imposed a nation-wide lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Police minister Bheki Cele on Sunday said there had been at 16 reports of raids on liquor stores in South Africa’s Western Cape province, home to the southern city of Cape Town, since the lockdown started on March 27. Cele also “noted with concern the alleged involvement of police members in some of the liquor related crimes”. Two warrant officers were arrested on Thursday after police received a tip-off and “pounced on the suspects inside the stor...
France To Extend Virus Lockdown, Macron To Address Nation
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France To Extend Virus Lockdown, Macron To Address Nation

France is to further extend a lockdown ordered to slow the spread of the coronavirus, with President Emmanuel Macron to again address the nation next week, the French presidency said Wednesday. The confinement order “will be extended” beyond its current limit of April 15, a presidential official told AFP, adding that Macron will address the nation on Monday evening to present the new decisions on the fight against the virus. Macron will from now until Monday “speak to a large number of public and private actors — French, European and international — on what is at stake concerning COVID-19 and prepare the decisions that will be announced on Monday to the French,” the presidency said. It will be Macron’s third prime time address from the Elysee Palace since the crisis began. ...
Buhari’s COVID-19 Speech Empty, Fails To Address Real Concerns – PDP
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Buhari’s COVID-19 Speech Empty, Fails To Address Real Concerns – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s long awaited address on the COVID-19 pandemic came empty and failed to address the salient demands of the impact of the scourge on the nation. The party in a statement Sunday night by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan noted that outside the social distancing and isolation, which Nigerians had already imposed on themselves, Buhari had no new solutions to offer the nation. The PDP said that the address did not touch on the real necessities of the majority of Nigerians who reside in the states where Buhari had ordered a lockdown. “It is unfortunate that Mr. President failed to respond to demands on hope for medications, direct social palliatives, cut in taxes as well as reduction in the pump pri...
Full-Text Of Coronavirus Address By President Buhari
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Full-Text Of Coronavirus Address By President Buhari

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE #COVID19 PANDEMIC SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020 1. Fellow Nigerians, 2. From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria. 3. The whole instruments of government are now mobilized to confront what has now become both a health emergency and an economic crisis. 4. Nigeria, unfortunately, confirmed its first case on 27th February 2020. Since then, we have seen the number of confirmed cases rise slowly. 5. By the morning of March 29th, 2020, the total confirmed cases within Nigeria had risen to n...
Address Rumours Surrounding Osinbajo, Bakare Tells Presidency
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Address Rumours Surrounding Osinbajo, Bakare Tells Presidency

Lagos-based preacher, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has asked the Presidency to address the rumours surrounding Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Bakare, who is the Serving Overseer, Dominion Hall, Citadel Global Community Church (formerly Latter Rain Assembly) said this while delivering a sermon on Sunday. There have been reports in the last couple of months about a strained relationship between Osinbajo and the cabal at the Presidency which culminated in the sacking and redeployment of some of the Vice-President’s aides. Osinbajo was also relieved of some duties such as overseeing the Social Investment Programme and the economic advisory team. Bakare, however, said there was a need for the Presidency to speak up. He said, “It is my considered opinion that all the rumour mills and t...
We Must Address Restructuring Now – Obasanjo
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We Must Address Restructuring Now – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said Nigeria needs to address the matter of restructuring now. He said failure to do this might lead to grave consequences. Obasanjo spoke in Lagos on Saturday at the first memorial lecture of the founder of Oodua People’s Congress, Dr Fredrick Fasehun. Obasanjo lamented the increasing rate of insecurity in the country, saying Boko Haram had continued to wax stronger over 12 years. He said Nigeria could not afford to be plunged into another war at this time because such might not be easy to win. He said, “When I was elected President the agitation was true federalism but now it is restructuring. “If we don’t address it they may go from restructuring to self-determination and this will be a serious problem. “If Boko Haram can g...
“If You Thought Í’d Die, I Did not Die” – Tonto Dikeh Addresses Those Who Came to Give her Food in her Dream Last Night
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“If You Thought Í’d Die, I Did not Die” – Tonto Dikeh Addresses Those Who Came to Give her Food in her Dream Last Night

Tonto Dikeh took to Instagram to address those who ''came in her dream last night to give her food.'' The actress woke up at 3:00am after having the dream, to share a post on Instagram. She said she was given party jollof rice and chicken in her dream and she ate them all. She added that if they thought she'd die from eating in the dream, they were wrong. She said: "If you thought I'd die, I did not die but you only inspired something." She said the dream that was meant to harm her inspired her to start a food vlog. She added in the caption: Lmaooo I can’t stop laughing, I can’t with me sometimes.. #btw dream was a comic relief, let’s get down to Business.. #ya’ll like the idea? #the aim is to Make people get to know good restaurants, and great Food.. imagine tra...
‘My Sister Didn’t And Never Tried To Snatch My Husband’ – Chika Lann
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‘My Sister Didn’t And Never Tried To Snatch My Husband’ – Chika Lann

Nigerian actress and television personnel, Chika Lann has come out to address Nigerians about the viral video that showed her throwing her sister out of her house. Recall, Mycelebrityandi published a video from Instagram showing the actress throwing her sister out of her house, which led to fans thinking she thrown her out because she was trying to snatch her husband. Mycelebrityandi also said it was not clear if the accusations against the actress's sister was true or false and that we would provide more details. Now, Chika Lann in a new video on her IG page has come out to address her fans and Nigerians about the viral video that was taken by an unknown individual. In the video she shared online, she said: Hi guys, a quick one, i don't like to do this, but when it's ...
Man Shares His Predicament Ever Since His Address Was Given Out As Davido’s Own
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Man Shares His Predicament Ever Since His Address Was Given Out As Davido’s Own

According to the Nigerian man with twitter username @Bak, he's tired with the way upcoming musicians have stalking him to sign them to his record label. That aside, he hardly sleeps at night with the manner people scream “OBO PLEASE HEP MY LAIVE”. Sharing photos of the packages he has received so far, he wrote; I think someone put up my address as yours online. For a while now Been waking up to people randomly singing and rapping in front of my house not even counting the mixtapes they send,and for the past month people randomly come to greet the “baby” amongst other things lol please I’ve posted it everywhere that it’s a wrong address but they just keep coming ! I just want to sleep well without someone screaming “OBO PLEASE HEP MY LAIVE” At my window sigh. Notwithstand...
Lawan’s Office Releases Official Portrait, States How To Address Him
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Lawan’s Office Releases Official Portrait, States How To Address Him

The Office of the Senate President has stated how Ahmad Lawan should be addressed officially . It also released his official portrait . An email from the Senate President ’s Media Office on Tuesday states,” The attached photograph is the official portrait of the president of the Senate .” Continuing , the email states, “ The President of the Senate is to be addressed as: Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan , Ph .D , CON, as indicated on the portrait . ”
Nigeria facing new Boko Haram threat – Buhari
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Nigeria facing new Boko Haram threat – Buhari

President Buhari raised an alarm over the new Boko Haram threat the country is facing in his address at the graduation ceremony of the National Defence College Course 27 on Friday August 2.   The President further revealed that the Boko Haram insurgents lost their insurgency campaign, became factionalised and mutated into a new form of terrorist threat.   Buhari said, “This occasion affords me another opportunity to briefly reflect on the state of the Nigerian nation, particularly regarding national security. At the inception of our first tenure in 2015, Nigeria was at a critical crossroads. The Boko Haram group was at the height of its infamy and virtually held Nigeria hostage. It constituted a clear and present danger to our corporate existence as a nation. “After ...
I Have Never Seen INEC Server – Atiku’s Star Witness Speaks
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I Have Never Seen INEC Server – Atiku’s Star Witness Speaks

The star witness invited by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osita Chidoka admitted on Friday that he has never seen the purported server allegedly utilised by INEC to transmit results. When asked if he witnessed the transmission of the results electronically to the server, Chidoka said no, but that he got the idea of server from past statements by INEC Chairman. Chidoka also said he did not know the address of the server and where it is located, but that a whistle-blower provided information about the existence of the server.
Reps reject motion to change name of Apo Legislators’ Quarters Abuja
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Reps reject motion to change name of Apo Legislators’ Quarters Abuja

The House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected a motion urging the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to change the Name, “Apo Legislators Quarters” to reflect current realities. This followed a motion by Rep. Segun Adekola (PDP-Ekiti) at plenary. Adekola explained that the motion was borne out of compassion for new legislators who passed through difficult experiences before they could get befiting accommodation. Adekola said in 2004, the Federal Executive Council mandated the Federal Capital Territory Administration to sell all Federal Government non-essential houses in Abuja. He said this included the Apo Quarters which was sold to Legislators occupying houses at the time under specific rules and guidelines. He expressed concern over the challenging ex...
Over 500 smallholder farmers benefit from CBN inputs distribution in Imo
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Over 500 smallholder farmers benefit from CBN inputs distribution in Imo

The benefitting farmers would be drawn from nine local government areas of the state. A statement by Ms Anne Ihugba, the Head, Corporate Communications of the Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), in Abuja on Sunday, said the inputs would be administered through the NIRSAL. Ihugba listed the benefiting council areas to include Mbaitolu, Ideato North and South, Nwangele, Oguta, Ohaji-Egbema, Oru West, Isu and Okigwe. She quoted Mrs Nkechi Osuji, the Head of NIRSAL’s Project Monitoring, Reporting and Remediation Office (PMRO), in Imo State, as saying that the programme would address problems of low-quality inputs, pests and diseases. Osuji said it would also tackle the issue of poor agronomic practices and other challenges faced by smallho...
FG Closes Case Against Walter Onnoghen
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FG Closes Case Against Walter Onnoghen

The Federal Government has closed its case against Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Although, the prosecution led by Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN) had proposed to call six witnesses to prove its case against the defendant, it closed its case after calling three of them. Umar announced his decision to close the prosecution’s case after the third witness, Ifeoma Okeagbue, an official of Standard Chartered Bank, concluded her testimony on Thursday. The prosecuting counsel said he had chosen to offer to the defence team the rest of his proposed witnesses, three of them, who were not called by the prosecution. “I have called three witnesses. If the defence needs them I can call the other three,” the lawyer said. However the defence counsel, Adeboyega Awomolo, re...
‘The post destroyed my last relationship and I almost committed suicide’- Actress, Charity Nnaji speaks about her online begging scandal with Mompha
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‘The post destroyed my last relationship and I almost committed suicide’- Actress, Charity Nnaji speaks about her online begging scandal with Mompha

Nollywood actress, Nnaji Charity, has finally come out to address her online begging scandal with Flamboyant big boy Mompha. Recall in December 2018, Mompha who is based in Dubai shared a screenshot of his DM showing where the Nollywood actress slid in to beg him for money and when he didn't respond, she called him 'Stingy Goat'.     In her response, the former beauty queen and fashion model simply said, 'I can never go offline because of this rubbish and this can not change my passion either'.   Speaking in an interview with Saturday Beats, Charity revealed she lost her last relationship because of the scandal, as her ex-boyfriend felt she wasn’t satisfied with the money he was giving her. The actress also disclosed that she was left her depress...
Governorship Election: INEC Retrains Ad-hoc Staff To Address Electoral Hitches
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Governorship Election: INEC Retrains Ad-hoc Staff To Address Electoral Hitches

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Plateau State has commenced a refresher training for its ad-hoc officials to mitigate against hitches experienced during the Feb. 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections. INEC’s Head of Voter Education and Publicity in Plateau, Mr. Osaretin Imahiyereobo, made this disclosure on Tuesday in Jos at a town hall meeting on Voter Education, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The meeting was organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in collaboration with a private radio station to review the lessons learnt during the national elections and proffer solutions. Imahiyereobo said the training was for confidence building for the staff as well as to acquire more requisite skills ahead of the March 9 Governorshi...
President Buhari Will Address Gap Between Rich And Poor – Aisha Buhari
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President Buhari Will Address Gap Between Rich And Poor – Aisha Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed not to betray the confidence of Nigerians from the last elections, saying his victory is a sign that Nigerians are satisfied with the change that his government embarked upon and shows confidence in his promise of its consolidation as idealized by the next level campaign. He was speaking at the victory dinner organized by wife of the President, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari at the State House Conference Center, Abuja on Saturday 2nd March, 2019. President Buhari spoke of the abuse that Nigeria went through during past governments and explained why it had to take long to reposition the country back to its due course. He promised to use the next four years to conclude what he had started. The President also recognized the significant role w...
Atiku To Address The Nation Tomorrow Via Twitter & Facebook
Politics

Atiku To Address The Nation Tomorrow Via Twitter & Facebook

The most likely winner of the 2019 Presidential election and Presidential Candidate of the PDP will be addressing Nigerians tomorrow. Atiku who took to twitter to make the announcement wrote : "I will be making a broadcast on Twitter and Facebook at 9am tomorrow. Tune in." Atiku has never hidden his desire to use information and communication technology to solve Nigerias myraid of problems. Tune in by 9 am tomorrow.... Nigeria needs a tech-savvy President
‘Selling Your Vote Is Like Selling Your Destiny’ – Lai Mohammed
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‘Selling Your Vote Is Like Selling Your Destiny’ – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has advised Nigerians against selling their votes, saying that it's like “selling your destiny”.   He spoke on Saturday at a workshop on broadcast media coverage for the 2019 elections, organised by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Abuja tagged ‘Fake News, Hate Speech, Vote and PVC Buying’.   Represented by Ms Grace Isu-Gekpe, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, the Information Minister said: “Selling your vote or PVC is like selling your destiny and we should not allow ourselves to sell our destiny. When you do that, you know what that means.”   Journalists were also advised to use their positions to work with government in the effort to address the s...
John Barnes defends Liam Neeson after he was criticized for saying he was so angry he wanted to kill any black man after his friend was raped by a black man
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John Barnes defends Liam Neeson after he was criticized for saying he was so angry he wanted to kill any black man after his friend was raped by a black man

Liam Neeson has been greatly criticized after he revealed that he once wanted revenge so bad after his friend was raped by a black man that he spent a week looking for a black man to step on his toes so he could kill him. A lot of people have called Liam Neeson a racist for opening up about his feelings. But John Barnes has defended Liam. John Barnes, an English former professional footballer, appeared on Sky News to address the controversy surrounding Neeson’s comments. Barnes said Liam Neeson 'deserves a medal' for his honesty. Liam's statement which caused the controversy was made during a press junket for his new movie Cold Pursuit. He narrated how he found out that a black man had raped his friend and he was consumed with the need to take revenge. He told The Independent: ...
CJN: “Executive Lawlessness” – Atiku’s State Of The Nation Address (Full Transcript)
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CJN: “Executive Lawlessness” – Atiku’s State Of The Nation Address (Full Transcript)

Below is a full transcript of PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar's State of the Nation address in Abuja. We earlier reported that Atiku was going to make the statement today following the suspension of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen last week by President Muhammadu Buhari. "Yet again, our dear country is passing through a difficult moment. How we react to this challenge in the following days will determine the fate of our democracy, which has been brought to great peril by this needless crisis engineered by a government that is unwilling to subject its conducts to the requirements of our constitution. Meanwhile, I commend all Nigerians and friends of Nigeria who have expressed outrage over the unlawful removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, an ac...
How To Register For 2019 UTME
Education

How To Register For 2019 UTME

Here is the step by step by step guide on how to register for the 2019 UTME. JAMB has stopped the use of cyber cafés for registration. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has commenced sale of registration forms for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, today the 10th of January 2019. The sale of forms will last for six weeks. Below are few of the documents required for the 2019 UTME registration – Personal e-mail address and mobile phone number – Create your JAMB profile. – JAMB ePIN registration payment – Visit any accredited CBT centers with your personal details, the profile and evidence of payment. – The CBT centers or JAMB State Office, supplies, at no extra cost, the prescribed reading text and the CD containing: a) e-brochure showing gu...
Atiku To Presidency: Address Issue Of Whether Buhari Is Cloned Or Not
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Atiku To Presidency: Address Issue Of Whether Buhari Is Cloned Or Not

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice- President and presidential flgabearer of the Peoples Democratic has told the presidency and the Federal Government to leave him alone and focus their attention on addressing the concerns over the identity of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Atiku who spoke through Segun Sowunmi, spokesman of his campaign organisation said the nations of the world are at liberty to give or refuse visas to anyone they deem fit and do not need the federal government’s opinion on the issue. "The countries of the world are free and are at liberty to give visa or not to. We are advising them that should go and concern themselves with the allegations of duplicity and multiple personality sitting in Aso Villa" he said.
Leaked Recording: We Left APC Because We Were Not Financially Rewarded – Saraki Address His Followers In Kwara
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Leaked Recording: We Left APC Because We Were Not Financially Rewarded – Saraki Address His Followers In Kwara

"All that you have complained about tonight is on point, I can not find anything you have said that is not on point, you complained about empowerment" @bukolasaraki "Let us agree that the last 3 and a half years, things have not been easy at all, I agree and accept things have not been easy at all, particularly in the area of empowerment" @bukolasaraki "Before 2015 I have always tried to empower the youth and get you involved in appointments, but this time around as a result of what I call human factor, things have not been the same, I believe it is the will of God" @bukolasaraki "When you all are complaining and you give example of Gegele and co and you compare it to what is happening now, I am sure you are asking yourself, what is happening? how come all of you struggling wi...
Actress Joke Jigan Welcomes First Child
Celebs

Actress Joke Jigan Welcomes First Child

Nollywood actress, Joke Jigan has welcomed her first child with her partner. The excited mother who shared news of her baby’s arrival on Instagram also thanked Toyin Abraham over her gifts. Joke Jigan wrote; Aunty Toyin!!!!!!!!!! I wasn’t going to post MAX pictures but When I picked the call and u asked for address I tot to myself “she won’t come jare” but I saw u in less than 10minutes,u did not just come o ! U were so happy u danced and prayed I saw the smile on your face and it’s genuine God bless your heart and u shall be celebrated!!!! Thank u for the cash!!!!????????I’ll use it wisely I swear ! I love you big sis and am proud to call u my big sis anytime any day
Senate Backs ASUU, Asks Nigerian Govt To Resolve Issues
Education

Senate Backs ASUU, Asks Nigerian Govt To Resolve Issues

The Senate has called on the Nigerian government to address the demands of the Academic Staff Union on Universities (ASUU) to end the strike by members of the union. ASUU on Sunday commenced the industrial action over poor funding of Nigerian universities and alleged plan by the federal government to increase students fees and introduce an education bank. Led by its national president, Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU declared the strike at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting late on Sunday in Akure, Ondo State. About 24 hours after the strike commenced, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the federal government does not have the financial power to meet the demands of the union. He said the crash in the prices of oil globally has affected Nigeria – which h...
Nnamdi Kanu To Make A Live Broadcast On Sunday 6pm
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Nnamdi Kanu To Make A Live Broadcast On Sunday 6pm

Nnamdi will address the global IPOB family live on Sunday 6pm Biafraland time on what happened. Also happening Now on Radio Biafra, IPOB leadership thank the Jewish State of Israel and Prime minister Netanyahu for hosting Nnamdi Kanu and facilitating his safety, trip and hospitality. Truly a Jewish brother they can trust and followed through!
Alalade Assures Kwara Falcons Of Govt Support
Sport

Alalade Assures Kwara Falcons Of Govt Support

THE Kwara state government has expressed satisfaction with the overall performance of Kwara Falcons Basketball club in this year’s Kwese Premier Basketball league, with a promise to continue its plans for the development of sports in the state. Commissioner for Sports and youth development, Hon. Muhideen Olaniyi Alalade stated this yesterday while receiving the trophies and medals won by the club at the ministry. Super Falcons Hon. Alalade thanked the management and players of the club for the feat achieved despite the paucity of funds. “To win two trophies among other laurels is really commendable. It shows Kwara state is a force to reckoned with”, he said. He however, assured that the state government is fully aware of the happenings at the club while stressing that the mana...
Sanwo-Olu Set To Address Press Conference At His Home In Ikoyi
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Sanwo-Olu Set To Address Press Conference At His Home In Ikoyi

Few hours after Governor Ambode made some allegations against his person, the APC governorship aspirant in Lagos state, Jide Sanwo-Olu, is about to hold a press conference at his home in Ikoyi. Sanwo-Olu will among other things address Ambode's allegation that he was arrested in the US for spending fake dollars.

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