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Former US presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten announce the birth of their adopted children
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Former US presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten announce the birth of their adopted children

Former US presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten have announced the birth of their son and daughter. Buttigieg, who is the Transportation Secretary under Joe Biden's administration, revealed last month that he and Chasten, an author and former teacher, had become first-time parents. The couple, who have been married since 2018, had been trying to adopt for a year, The Washington Post reported in July. "Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first sharing the news that we're becoming parents," the Biden Cabinet secretary posted on his Twitter handle on Saturday night, September 4. "We are delighted to welcome Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg to our family."
Bisi Alimi shares his interesting journey to fatherhood
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Bisi Alimi shares his interesting journey to fatherhood

Bisi Alimi took to his social media accounts to reveal that he's about to adopt a child with his husband and he opened up about the process.   Bisi, who married Anthony Davis in 2016, revealed the thought that went into finally deciding to adopt a child.   He disclosed the conversation he had with his husband, the concerns he has about his child or children being accepted by his Nigerian family who are not so tolerant of his sexuality,  and also the conversation he had with his husband's mother.   Speaking about his husband's mother, he explained that when they told her they were in the process of adopting a child, the woman who has two other children who do not want kids, said: " Who would have thought that it is the...
Adopt Ruga If You Want Peace In Benue – Garba Shehu To Governor Ortom
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Adopt Ruga If You Want Peace In Benue – Garba Shehu To Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom wants peace in Benue, he should cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime by accepting Ruga and other policies, says the Presidency. Mr Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu, claimed the recent spate of insecurity ravaging the state resulted from Mr Ortom’s rejection of Ruga settlements. His comment came on the heels of the killing of Benue residents on Tuesday by killer herders. While reacting to the Tuesday violence, Mr Ortom had said Mr Buhari’s “action and inaction” was responsible, accusing him of Fulanisation of Nigeria. However, Mr Shehu, in a statement on Thursday, claimed the governor’s refusal to adopt the controversial Ruga policy showed he did not value people’s interest. The governor had rejected the policy describing it as deceptive a...
Lagos Police Rescue Abandoned Day-old Baby, CP May Adopt Him
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Lagos Police Rescue Abandoned Day-old Baby, CP May Adopt Him

The Lagos State Police Command has rescued one abandoned day old boy on Monday 15th March, 2021 at about 1030pm. The baby was found by a good Lagosian at Oladejo Street, Oko Oba Lagos on Monday at 1020pm and informed the police operatives attached to Abattoir Division of the command who quickly raced to the scene and picked up the baby for necessary medical attention and safety. The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu today 16th March, 2021 received the baby in his ikeja office and has ordered the Gender Unit of the command to hand over the baby to the Child Protection Unit of the Ministry of Youth and Social Development of Lagos State. The unit is presently having the custody of the rescued baby. The Commissioner of Police however expressed his intention to ...
Mastercard To Adopt Cryptocurrency As Payment Option
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Mastercard To Adopt Cryptocurrency As Payment Option

Mastercard says it will begin to accept cryptocurrencies on its network in 2021. In a blog post by Raj Dhamodharan, its executive vice president for digital assets, blockchain products and partnerships, the company said it is preparing for the future of crypto and payments. “Whatever your opinions on cryptocurrencies — from a dyed-in-wool fanatic to utter skeptic — the fact remains that these digital assets are becoming a more important part of the payments world,” the blog post read. “This is a big change that will require a lot of work. We will be very thoughtful about which assets we support based on our principles for digital currencies, which focus on consumer protection and compliance. “Our philosophy on cryptocurrencies is straightforward: It’s about choice. Masterca...
Why Nigeria Should Adopt Electronic Voting – Ogbonnaya Onu
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Why Nigeria Should Adopt Electronic Voting – Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said Nigeria needs to reform its electoral system by adopting electronic voting to help in eliminating the errors caused by human factors in compiling election results. Onu said this when he paid a facility visit to the Electronic Development Institute (ELDI) in Awka, Anambra State, yesterday. The minister, who was confident that when Nigeria reforms her electoral system by adopting e-voting, malpractices, fraud and less credible results would be a thing of the past, added that more Nigerians would be willing to participate in the electoral process. According to him, the nation’s democratic process will experience tremendous improvement when these reforms take place. “Democracy is like a living organism that gro...
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma Adopts 9-year-old Singer Whose Video Went Viral
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Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma Adopts 9-year-old Singer Whose Video Went Viral

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has announced that he will adopt and sponsor a 9-year-old boy who went viral after a video of him singing Catholic hymns was shared on social media. 9-year-old Joseph Oluomachi Opara hawks coconut and pear on the street. However, in addition to petty trading, Joseph serenades his customers by singing to them as he sells his goods. He was filmed singing and the video went viral as Nigerians appreciated his talent. In celebration of Fathers' Day, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma announced he will adopt him. He also said he will sponsor his education.   Uzodinma announced this on Twitter, writing: "1/In celebration of #FathersDay, I directed that little 9 year old Master Joseph Oluomachi Opara, the viral Imo State-born singer be c...
APC NWC May Adopt Indirect Primaries In Ondo
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APC NWC May Adopt Indirect Primaries In Ondo

The All Progressives Congress (APC) may adopt indirect mode of primaries for election of its governorship candidate in Ondo State. A member of the National Executive Committee disclosed this to our reporter in Akure. But a governorship aspirant and former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Hon Isaacs Kekemeke, told newsmen last week that majority of stakeholders in the party want the direct mode of primaries. The APC NEC member said the decision to use the indirect primaries for Ondo State was reached at last week’s meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party. It was learnt the NWC choose the indirect mode for Ondo because there are no factions of the APC unlike Edo where there are two factions of the APC. But Kekemeke said the r...
“I Will Not Relent Until I Work With You And Adopt You As My Sister” – Fan Tells Adesua
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“I Will Not Relent Until I Work With You And Adopt You As My Sister” – Fan Tells Adesua

What you guys are seeing is just a tip of the iceberg. Yes, there’s more. And that’s why you have me to give you more. Okay,we all know Adesua Etomi now Adesua Wellington following her marriage to Banky. She’s an amazing actress and singer. The lady just knows how to interprete her roles well. We’ve seen her in wedding party and a lot of movies. Aside her acting skills, she’s also one of the most decent actresses in nollywood. She’s actually very God fearing and that reflects in almost everything. No wonder she’s a role model to so many. Apparently, this one is a huge fan of hers since ages. In fact, I think she’s obsessed because this was a little over the top. This is actually Kehinde’s page. Kehinde the actress Adesua only made a comment then this followed. ...
Jackie Appiah adopts brilliant student at the Borstal Institute for Juveniles, as part of birthday celebrations
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Jackie Appiah adopts brilliant student at the Borstal Institute for Juveniles, as part of birthday celebrations

Jackie Appiah has promised to sponsor the education of an inmate at the Borstal Institute for Juveniles in Accra. The actress made the promise on her birthday after authorities at the Institute appealed to her to support the said brilliant inmate. As part of the celebrations, Jackie visited the institute to donate items for the upkeep of the boys at the Juvenile detention centre. It was during the donation in the home that the officers in charge of the institute asked for help for the inmate who is said to be very brilliant. “We would want to especially appeal to you for assistance. We have a very brilliant but needy inmate student who attends SHS at the same time…He is in form 2 and he is actually reading science. We want sponsorship to take care of his T&T, writing materials,...
IMSU To Become First University To Adopt E-voting For SUG Elections In Nigeria
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IMSU To Become First University To Adopt E-voting For SUG Elections In Nigeria

In their drive to get the University fully digitized in all ramifications Imo State University Owerri is set to adopt E-voting Method for it's SUG elections. The first of it's kind in Nigeria. Speaking during a sensitization seminar for the students, the Dean Student Affairs of the institution Prof Martins Uchenna hinted that it will help curb illegal malpractices and unrest the paper ballot system have caused over the years. The portal for voting would be available to students who have registered on the institution's official website for students with their Matric Number. A survey of the student's reaction was a mixed one as some expressed their delight while others cued in the possibility of being manipulated.
University Of Nigeria Becomes First University To Adopt Renewable Energy
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University Of Nigeria Becomes First University To Adopt Renewable Energy

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) on Tuesday set the record of electricity generation by using organic waste to install 100KVA Refuse Drived Fuel (RDF) gasification plant for its Nsukka Campus. Prof Benjamin Ozumba, UNN Vice-Chancellor, who expressed happiness over the project during its inauguration, said the university would no longer be a customer to Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). He said the project was first of its kind in Nigeria and described it as another feather added to the cap of the institution. “I am happy that the university under my watch has witnessed innovations and transformation, as today another feather has been added to the cap of my administration. “This is the first of its kind in the country, using of waste to generate electricit...
Oyo Opposition Parties Adopt Seyi Makinde, PDP Governorship Candidate
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Oyo Opposition Parties Adopt Seyi Makinde, PDP Governorship Candidate

Following series of protracted meetings and discussions, leading opposition parties in Oyo State have agreed to adopt and work for the success of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship candidate at the forthcoming governorship election, Mr Seyi Makinde. Although the number of the parties involved was not stated, the governorship candidates of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Bolaji Ayorinde said his party as well as some others he didn’t give their names yet have agreed on working for the victory of Makinde. The meeting which held at the Bodija residence of ex-Governor Rashidi Ladoja till late yesterday night had been inconclusive for days owing to the inability of the opposition parties to finalise talks and agree on modalities of the coalition for the proposed gove...
Shade Ladipo Speaks on Pressure Which Makes Ladies Marry Down
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Shade Ladipo Speaks on Pressure Which Makes Ladies Marry Down

TV presenter, Shade Ladipo has given advice to ladies who might be facing pressure to get married, a thing she says might make them Marry Down. According to Shade Ladipo, the term Marry Down is a situation whereby a lady ends up marrying someone below her status due to the pressure to get married. Taking to social media, Shade Ladipo wrote: Usually I do a video but I decided to save you from my ugly mug today My Musings is about Marrying Up or Marrying Down While I will focus on Marrying down, in my opinion Marrying Up also has its huge challenges I’m pained when I see amazing, hardworking and determined women try to be put down by Society, Culture and then by Family Family in this case is your spouse Pls do not put yourself under any undue pressure to get married and then end ...
English TV Personality & Model, Katie Price To Adopt Nigerian Orphan
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English TV Personality & Model, Katie Price To Adopt Nigerian Orphan

The 40-year-old,Katie Price star has revealed she has started the process of adopting a child from the West African country after a chance meeting with a woman who works at an orphanage. She said: ”Well basically, I’ve always said I’ve always wanted to adopt a child. I don’t care if they’ve got disabilities – just because I feel I can offer a place. Funny enough, I was getting my nails done and there was a lady sitting next to me and I don’t know why, I’m a bit weird like this, but I said to her, ‘Sorry, but are you a nurse?’ Cut a long story short, she wasn’t a nurse but she was telling me how she looks after this orphanage in Nigeria and we got talking and stuff. I said to her I’ve always wanted to adopt but the thing is, it’s easy to adopt abroad but it’s not easy to bring ...
Katie Price Set To Adopt A Nigerian Orphan
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Katie Price Set To Adopt A Nigerian Orphan

Katie Price is adopting a Nigerian orphan after getting the idea from a woman in a nail bar. The mother-of-five made the big announcement about her 'exclusive baby news' on today's This Morning. Katie, 40, told stunned presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that she will fly out to Nigeria to find a new addition to her family. The reality TV star said she "should have gone last weekend" but was busy with the kids. She said: "I've said I always wanted to adopt a child. I don't care if they have disabilities or age, just because I feel I can offer them a place. "Funnily enough I was getting my nails done and there was a lady sitting next to me." Katie asked the woman if she was a nurse and discovered she looks after an orphanage in Nigeria. She continued: "It'...
Snoop Dogg Wants to Adopt Dog Named Snoop After Sad Video of the Pup Being Abandoned Goes Viral
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Snoop Dogg Wants to Adopt Dog Named Snoop After Sad Video of the Pup Being Abandoned Goes Viral

Snoop Dogg has fallen for a pup named Snoop. Just a few days before Christmas, Snoop — a young bull terrier — was abandoned in England. In a heartbreaking video released by Rachel Butler, who works as a regional manager for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), an unidentified man can be seen dumping Snoop on the street along with the pup’s bed. Not understanding what happened, Snoop the dog attempted to get back in the car with his owner, and even circles around the vehicle before the owner drove off. Snoop was later rescued by RSPCA, who named him after the 47-year-old Long Beach rapper. After seeing the clip, Snoop Dogg was moved. “It is heartbreaking,” Snoop Dogg told The Daily Star. Snoop Dogg even offered to adopt the pup. “There is alw...
It’s Time For Restructuring, Yoruba Nation To Adopt Paradigm Shift – Gani Adams
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It’s Time For Restructuring, Yoruba Nation To Adopt Paradigm Shift – Gani Adams

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Otunba Gani Adams, has said it is time for Nigeria to be restructured adding that it is time for the Yoruba nation to adopt a new paradigm shift, taking into consideration all the issues that affect Nigeria as a nation. He stated this while speaking at a two-day Summit and interactive session of the Ooodua Progressive Union (OPU) in Hamburg Germany. “As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, there is the need for the Yoruba to adopt a new paradigm shift,” he said. “The word, restructuring, simply means reorganization, not disintegration. Our position on this is clear and that is Nigeria cannot afford to isolate itself from the rest of the world. For years, patriotic Nigerians have been agitating for restructuring, but a few elements in the ...
2019 Presidency: Afenifere Meets Obasanjo, May Adopt Atiku
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2019 Presidency: Afenifere Meets Obasanjo, May Adopt Atiku

Strong indications emerged yesterday that the pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, may adopt former Vice President Abubakar Atiku as its presidential candidate for the forthcoming general election. Spokesman of the group, Yinka Odumakin, dropped the hint yesterday while speaking with journalists shortly after a closed-door meeting of his group with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Speaking with journalists, Odumakin said the primary aim of Afenifere’s meeting with Obasanjo was to appreciate the former president who had earlier paid a visit to the leader of the group, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, in Lagos. However, when asked to comment on the position of the group regarding the forthcoming general election and whether the grou...
Thirty Nine Parties To Adopt Atiku
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Thirty Nine Parties To Adopt Atiku

Barely six hours after former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 general elections, a coalition of 39 political parties has declared its readiness to adopt him as joint presidential candidate. The parties under the umbrella of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), led by the PDP said they would adopt him as consensus candidate for the election in order to dislodge president Muhammad Buhari.
Keri Hilson Adopts Orphaned Baby Elephant In Kenya
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Keri Hilson Adopts Orphaned Baby Elephant In Kenya

Keri Hilson came to Nairobi, Kenya to entertain and inspire as a musician and mental health advocate but she leaves as a mom to a baby elephant. The American R&B singer has adopted a 6-month-old calf at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which operates the world’s most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program. The ‘Energy’ hitmaker was over the moon as she took to Instagram to share the news and pictures of the baby elephant named Kisia. She wrote: “I adopted this beautiful orphaned elephant named Kiasa (Hilson ?) She’s the youngest at the orphanage, only 6 months old & still drinking milk. ? My adoption papers tell her story. I think she’s happy! #mybaby #newmom ☺?.”
Pastor Okotie Declares Intention To Run For 2019 Presidency During Church Service
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Pastor Okotie Declares Intention To Run For 2019 Presidency During Church Service

Nigerian televangelist and the pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries, a Pentecostal congregation in Lagos, Christopher Oghenebrorie Okotie, has today, officially declared is an intention to run for the 2019 presidential election. Speaking during the church service, he said: “Some days ago, I wrote a letter to the chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, asking them not to field any Presidential candidate, that they should adopt me.”  He noted that Nigeria is a crying nation that needs liberation. The solution to Nigeria’s problem does not lie on APC or PDP, adding, “This is the beginning of the complete turnaround of our nation” More details to come later
Satanists Adopt Highway, Clean It With Pitchforks And Brand It ‘Road To Hell’
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Satanists Adopt Highway, Clean It With Pitchforks And Brand It ‘Road To Hell’

Satanists have outraged Christians by adopting a highway, cleaning it with pitchforks – and nicknaming it ‘the Road to Hell.’ The Satanic Temple of Arizona announced their plans to look after the sun-drenched stretch of the I-10 between Tuscon and Phoenix Monday. And they wasted no time in posting photos of their efforts. Members of the group cleaned litter off the highway with devilish pitchforks – and even arranged them into the shape of a Satanic star on the road. Chapter founder Stu de Haan told NBC 4: ‘People have this perception that one side does the good stuff and the other side does all the bad stuff. ‘What we are really showing here is that Satanism is a legitimate religion, even though it’s non-theistic. ‘We are showing the people do have a sense of community and they w...
Emmanuel Adebayor Adopts Late Brother’s Son
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Emmanuel Adebayor Adopts Late Brother’s Son

Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed that he has taken custody of his late brother's son - and named him Junior Emmanuel Adebayor. Former Arsenal and Manchester City striker Adebayor lost his older sibling Peter in July 2013, leaving behind the youngster. Adebayor, 33, is currently playing for Turkish Super Lig leaders Istanbul Basaksehir. He already has a seven-year-old daughter called Kendra but will now be taking care of Junior. In a picture alongside the youngster, Adebayor wrote on Instagram: "Whoever knows me know my elder brother, Peter Adebayor who is no longer with us. "Here is his son and today I declare him as my first son. "Let me introduce you to my first son. "His name is Junior Emmanuel Adebayor. Blessings."
Toyin Lawani Adopts Staff’s Son
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Toyin Lawani Adopts Staff’s Son

Serial entrepreneur Toyin Lawani has added a baby boy – one of her staff’s son – to her family. The staff got pregnant and ran away because of stigmatisation but Lawani, according to her business’ Instagram page, tracked her and adopted the boy as part of her family. Nothing was said about whether the adoption was formal, but Toyin Lawani is providing care and support to a baby that needs it, and not just that, also helping the mum who was in a vulnerable state. The mum of two has just helped this woman find her confidence back, and rebuilt her trust that the culture of shaming women is changing and we celebrate her for that. Click to watch
UK Embassy Adopts New Visa Application Process
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UK Embassy Adopts New Visa Application Process

Nigerians willing to go to the United Kingdom for any reason will have to cope with the new visa application process as revealed by the British High Commission. This will be seen as an 'escape route' for Nigerians after the anticipation of a sterner visa application for going to the United States, following the election of Donald Trump as the incoming president of the country. In a statement issued on Friday, December 2, Joe Abuku, the commission's spokesperson, stated that this new process involves only a slight change where "Visa staff now only need electronic versions of support documents” and it takes effect from December 5. According to him, digital improvements will come to the application process for customers who are applying for a UK visa in Lagos, Victoria Island and Ikeja. ...
Cynthia Morgan to Adopt a Female Fan
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Cynthia Morgan to Adopt a Female Fan

Cynthia Morgan’s crazy hairdo and attire might not be appreciated by some, but trust me, aside her music, this is why some fans are really crazy about her. The singer who most receives ill comments from cyber bullies hardly lets those negativity pull her down, as she is always hyper. Recently, she is contemplating of adopting a 16 year old northern fan who goes by the name Mariam, to her, this fan is just like a family. In her words: "This kiddos love for me makes me believe humans still love humans...True fan love...the realest love I have felt in a while. She is 16. From the north part of the country... she would pray for me anytime she sees anything about me on blogs. Even when my car got stolen, she told me 'don't worry ma, you'll find it. Them no fit see your back ...
I Wasn’t Adopted – Freeze Replies Fans
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I Wasn’t Adopted – Freeze Replies Fans

Cool FM OAP, Frreze posted a picture of his father and himself yesterday and the reaction he got from people was hilarious. Some said he was adopted and should get a DNA test, while others claim he bleached since his father is so dark. According to Freeze he got his colour from his mother who his a Romanian.

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