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Baker shocks Nigerians with cake baked for a civil engineer
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Baker shocks Nigerians with cake baked for a civil engineer

On Twitter, an Ibadan baker startled Nigerians by sharing her latest masterpiece — a cake — baked for a civil engineer. She posted the finished job with the following caption: ”Someone directed me to your page, I need a cake for a civil engineer. I want the cake to also have road construction details, is that possible??? ME : Say no more sir, I gat you …” With over 8000 retweets, 24,000 likes, and over 1000 comments, the tweet quickly became viral. For the record, no cake tweet has ever gotten this much attention on Twitter in Nigeria! HUGE!
When I started doing music everybody dey act like say eye dey pain them, but Shatta Wale responded when I reached out to him – Angela Okorie reacts after being dragged for calling Shatta Wale ‘King’
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When I started doing music everybody dey act like say eye dey pain them, but Shatta Wale responded when I reached out to him – Angela Okorie reacts after being dragged for calling Shatta Wale ‘King’

Actress turned singer, Angela Okorie has reacted to being dragged online for calling Ghanaian singer, Shatta Wale 'King' amid a face-off with Nigerians and music star, Burna Boy. Explaining why she addressed Shatta Wale as "King" in an Instagram post she shared, Angela stated that while everyone has been acting like she doesn't exist since she started doing music, the Ghanaian singer responded when she reached out to him even though they've never met. The actress further claimed that those she helped blow their songs are not giving her same help now. Also claiming that she "fed and brought up" some of Nigeria's favorite celebrities, Angela stated that she doesn't want to be tagged to "'stupid things". Angela wrote; Y’all should stop all this insults For crying out loud am ...
Shatta Wale’s approach may be wrong but Nigeria does not reciprocate the love and support it receives from Ghana – Ghanian artiste Stonebwoy says
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Shatta Wale’s approach may be wrong but Nigeria does not reciprocate the love and support it receives from Ghana – Ghanian artiste Stonebwoy says

Stonebwoy has released a statement reacting to Shatta Wale's accusation that Ghanaian artistes support Nigerian artistes but Nigerians to not do same for Ghanaian artistes. He said that Nigerian artistes have done well to mark many of the "biggest milestones in the entertainment scene and is putting Africa on the global map". However, he added that with great power comes great responsibility and Nigerian artistes should carry the "responsibility of helping to forge a united African front by deliberately allowing music from other African nations which pollinate Nigerian music to flourish on Nigerian platforms on local and international levels". He said that his countryman,  Shatta Wale,  may not have approached the issue the right way but tthat Shatta Wale's concern is valid S...
You are talented but your ego is consuming you – Samklef slams Shatta Wale over ‘tables turning soon’ comment
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You are talented but your ego is consuming you – Samklef slams Shatta Wale over ‘tables turning soon’ comment

Music producer, Samklef has tackled Ghanaian music star, Shatta Wale over a tweet he shared in continuation of his rant about Nigerians shining on the global market. Shatta Wale had gone off on a rant about Nigerians not giving same publicity he claimed Ghanaians give Nigerian singers. In a new tweet he shared, he told Nigerians to enjoy their shine on the global market as the tables will soon turn. Stating that Ghanaians will soon shine on the global market, he added that Nigerians shouldn't come complaining at that time. Reacting to this, Samklef noted that Shatta Wale is talented but his ego is consuming him. He asked him to be humble and seek help if that's what he wants. The music producer added that the Ghanaian singer is on a lonely battle and also using Nigeria fo...
Throwback tweet shows Shatta Wale calling himself a “proud Naija boy” years before insulting Nigerians and Nigerian artistes
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Throwback tweet shows Shatta Wale calling himself a “proud Naija boy” years before insulting Nigerians and Nigerian artistes

Shatta Wale has been insulting Nigerians and Nigerian artistes on Twitter and Nigerians have now dug out an old tweet of the Ghanaian rapper trying to identify with Nigeria. The rapper wrote in the tweet posted exactly two years ago: "Thank God I just got my Naija passport with with permit. Proud Naija boy." Now, two years after, the Ghanian rapper is shading Nigerian artistes, claiming they owe their success to Ghanaians but they never celebrate Ghanaian artistes.
“Never let Nigerians who can’t even light their own candles dim yours” – Bisi Alimi advises closeted effeminate gay man
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“Never let Nigerians who can’t even light their own candles dim yours” – Bisi Alimi advises closeted effeminate gay man

Bisi Alimi has advised a closeted gay Nigerian man to never let Nigerians who can't even light their own candles to dim his. The gay rights activist gave the advice on Monday December 27, during a question and answer session with his followers. "You are more than being an effeminate gay man. You are a star, so you must shine brightly. Never let Nigeria and Nigerians who can't even light their own candles dim yours. You are a diamond, please shine." he wrote.
“Be thankful to Ghana for supporting your artiste” Ghanaian rapper Shatta Wale blasts Nigerians
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“Be thankful to Ghana for supporting your artiste” Ghanaian rapper Shatta Wale blasts Nigerians

Ghanaian rapper, Shatta Wale, has slammed Nigerian artistes and Nigerians again. The rapper, who has beef with a number of Nigerian artistes, initially tweeted about selling out a Ghanaian stadium without the help of Nigerian artistes. He wrote: "They said I won’t be able to fill my own stadiums, I don’t need any Nigerian artiste to sell out Ghana’s stadium, f**k Nigerian artistes." His tweet led to Nigerians attacking him and he took to Twitter this morning, Dec. 27, to slam Nigerians. He tweeted: "As for Nigerians, they think they can always say what they want to say. F**k your talks. Y’all who think I spoke the truth, I don’t even remember you guys promoting Ghanaian artiste in your country. Until you guys will realise your artiste ‘blew’ in Ghana to say thank you. "B...
Some people will blame Buhari if they can’t get pregnant – Rotimi Amaechi
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Some people will blame Buhari if they can’t get pregnant – Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has called on Nigerians to stop blaming President Buhari for all the problems in Nigeria. According to him, it has gotten so bad that some Nigerians would even blame President for not getting pregnant. Amaechi, who is a former Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, said this when he appeared on Channels TV. “The point is we all blame the government. Like the President would say, if tomorrow you are unable to get pregnant, you will blame Buhari,” he said When asked if the All Progressives Congress did not know about the challenges when it promised Nigerians ''change'', Amaechi said they didn’t know the magnitude of the rot in the system while campaigning. On why the Buhari-led government has failed to ...
Nigerians troop to IG account of alleged new wife of Ooni of Ife where she calls herself “Aya Oba”
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Nigerians troop to IG account of alleged new wife of Ooni of Ife where she calls herself “Aya Oba”

Nigerians have trooped to the page of the alleged new wife of the Ooni of Ife to leave messages after Queen Naomi announced her marriage to the Yoruba monarch is over. The alleged new wife, Princess Ashley Afolashade Afolakemi, posts mostly photos of herself taken in the Palace and photos where she's meeting with children of the community. Princess Ashley visiting Ile-Ife community members with police escorts She signs off her posts with Aya Oba (wife of the king) and Aya Olofin Adimula. Her Instagram account is also filled with photos of her strictly wearing white or ivory, even when abroad, as the wives of Yoruba monarchs are known to. For the Ooni of Ife's last coronation anniversary,  she shared a photo of her and the Ooni in the...
Abuja Filmmaker Arrested for allegedly Impersonating Regina Daniels
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Abuja Filmmaker Arrested for allegedly Impersonating Regina Daniels

A filmmaker, Richard Slyvanus has been arrested for allegedly impersonating Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels. Sylvanus reportedly opened YouTube and Gmail accounts impersonating Regina Daniels, and also defrauded unsuspecting Nigerians to the tune of N1m. He was arrested after Daniels’ lawyer reported the matter to the police. Federal Capital Territory Police Command spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh confirmed the arrest. Adeh further revealed that the matter is still under investigation. She said; “Sylvanus is in our custody.  The police swung into action after getting a tip-off. He defrauded unsuspecting members of the public with an email, reginadanielsblasterjnr@gmail.com, and a Youtube account he opened to impersonate Regina Daniels. “There is no relationship between ...
FG warns Nigerians as COVID19 cases increase by 630% in 10 days
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FG warns Nigerians as COVID19 cases increase by 630% in 10 days

The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians to take their health seriously as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen astronomically by 630%. The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunmimbe Mamora, made the appeal in an interview with Punch. He said there is need for Nigerians to take responsibility to tackle coronavirus as COVID-19 cases continues to increase with the country recording  5,398 infections between December 6 and 15. When asked on what the Federal Government would do in view of the increase in cases,  Mamora  stated that the government would continue to strengthen existing measures. “It’s essentially to strengthen the existing measures through advocacy, awareness creation, education and emphasis on the need for people to take responsibility for their...
Religion is Number one Problem for Nigerians – Soyinka
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Religion is Number one Problem for Nigerians – Soyinka

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has said that religion is the number one problem hindering Nigerians from being liberated as “rational beings.” Soyinka said this while speaking with a professor of African Literature, Dr. Louisa Egbunike. He stated that "if religion becomes an excuse for flouting the law, then that religion has got to be tackled head-on." According to the nobel laureate, "religion has got to be put in its place in order for people to be liberated as rational beings, beings of volition, who can tackle the problems of existence in a rational, collective way, rather than by insisting that it is only along one route that society can be transformed." Soyinka said; “All over the place, I find that religion has been cosseted too much. And liberty has been taken by religi...
DJ Cuppy responds to Nigerians insinuating that her life is different because of her privileges
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DJ Cuppy responds to Nigerians insinuating that her life is different because of her privileges

DJ Cuppy has some words for Nigerians who assume she's above the law because of her privileges. The singer, who is currently studying in the UK, took to Twitter to lament that she can't return to Nigeria for the Christmas holiday after the UK placed Nigeria on the red list. However, Nigerians trivialized her concerns, insinuating that the rules do not apply to her because of who her father is. Cuppy reacted to the Twitter users, letting them know that the fact her father is wealthy doesn't mean that her life is perfect and she can get away with anything. See below.
Seun Kuti calls on Nigerians to rise against ‘cults all over this country’ as he criticizes those who make the gangster lifestyle look cool to young ones
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Seun Kuti calls on Nigerians to rise against ‘cults all over this country’ as he criticizes those who make the gangster lifestyle look cool to young ones

Seun Kuti has called out Nigerians who make cultism and the gangster lifestyle look cool. The singer said everybody wants to be gangster, forgetting that there are young ones watching them and learning. He then asked what Nigeria is doing about cults in the country. "Is this when we decide to rise up against cults all over this country or we just wanna do the usual," the singer asked. See below.
Congratulatory Messages Pour in For Ini Edo after Welcoming Daughter via a Surrogate
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Congratulatory Messages Pour in For Ini Edo after Welcoming Daughter via a Surrogate

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to congratulate Ini Edo following news she welcomed a daughter via surrogacy. The actress has been trending on Twitter for two days now as Nigerians react to the news that she welcomed a baby months back after several reports. This is the actress' first child and according to reports, she used a sperm donor because she doesn't want to have issues with any man. The actress was married in 2008 to an American-based businessman, Philip Ehiagwina. The union ended years ago without producing a child.
Tonto Dikeh, Caroline Danjuma, others React to alleged Killing of 12 year old Student by his Schoolmates in Lagos
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Tonto Dikeh, Caroline Danjuma, others React to alleged Killing of 12 year old Student by his Schoolmates in Lagos

Actress Tonto Dikeh and Caroline Danjuma, have joined other Nigerians to react to the sad story of a 12-year-old boy who died after allegedly being tortured by his schoolmates for allegedly refusing to join a cult in Lagos. Caroline in her reaction called for the closure of the school until an investigation exonerates them. Tonto in her reaction said children shouldn't be sent to school and end up dead. See their reactions below
Why do some people hate pastors and ministers of God despite the good things they have done? – Mike Bamiloye asks
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Why do some people hate pastors and ministers of God despite the good things they have done? – Mike Bamiloye asks

Clergyman, Mike Bamiloye, has taken to his IG page to ask why Nigerians love to hate pastors and Ministers of God irrespective of the good things they have done. In his post, the clergyman wrote; ''IT’S A DANGEROUS GAME Why Do Some People just hate Pastors and Ministers of God, no matter how good things they have done? They Do Not Even care to separate the Fake from the Genuine Pastors. They just hate them for being Pastors. I want you to know that there is a Spirit behind hating the Ministers of the Gospel and Pastors and Shepherds of His Fold That Spirit behind the HATRED is DEMONIC. It is the spirit of the Devil. That a Pastor had Scammed You sometimes in the past now pitch you against all Pastors, is a dangerous game that pitches your life against the Lord and His...
158 stranded Nigerians return from Libya
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158 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

  Another group of Nigerians stranded in Libya have returned to Nigeria and they were received by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). They departed Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli, and arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at about 5:47pm, NEMA said on Wednesday, Nov. 24. The returnees, brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through a voluntary repatriation programme for the distressed persons, were received at the Cargo Wing of the Airport. They will be kept for 7 days to isolate and receive medical care.
95 Nigerians stranded in Libya arrive Lagos
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95 Nigerians stranded in Libya arrive Lagos

95 Nigerians who were stranded in Libya have returned to the country. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday, Nov. 17, received the stranded Nigerians at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The stranded Nigerians arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Tuesday night, Nov. 16. They were brought back to Nigeria by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through a voluntary repatriation programme for the distressed who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries but could not afford to return when they became frustrated with their journey. The returnees are made up of 60 male adults, 29 female adults, three male and one female teenager, with two infants (one male and the other fem...
We have Disbursed N58 Billion to the Less Privileged in 2 Months – FG
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We have Disbursed N58 Billion to the Less Privileged in 2 Months – FG

The Nigerian government has said that it has disbursed over ?58billion to Nigerians in the past two months under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT). Halima Shehu, National Coordinator of Household Uplifting Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP – CCT), disclosed this in Yola, Adamawa State on Thursday November 12. Halima who revealed that the programme is directed mainly at people who live in rural areas where poverty and hunger is on the rise, added that it was initiated to support development objectives with the priority of improving households’ consumption. ”As we are all aware that poverty and hunger are high and prevalent among rural dwellers, especially, female-headed households with poor sources of income in Nigeria. "In furtherance to ...
Don’t give your phones to Police Officers at checkpoints to search – Police boss cautions Nigerians
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Don’t give your phones to Police Officers at checkpoints to search – Police boss cautions Nigerians

Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Bassey Ewah, has warned Nigerians against giving their phones to policemen who stop them at checkpoints without a warrant. Speaking on Wednesday, Nov. 10, while answering questions during a programme organised by the Police Community Relation Committee in Lagos State, Ewah said police officers carrying out an investigation would present a warrant before asking for a person's phone. He then encouraged Nigerians not to give their phones to any officer who doesn't show them a warrant. He said: "I stand to be corrected; please do not give any policeman who stopped you on the checkpoint your phones; it’s not our schedule. If we are investigating you, we will present a warrant and then demand for your phone. Please take note."
Nigerians don’t appreciate their presidents until they die – Fashola
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Nigerians don’t appreciate their presidents until they die – Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has said Nigerians don’t appreciate their presidents until they are dead. Fashola stated this as a guest speaker at the Yoruba Tennis Club public lecture. He blamed it on the poor understanding of the powers of a president. The former Governor of Lagos State also said lack of proper interaction between the president and Nigerians was responsible for citizens not liking their presidents while alive. “Of all the Presidents we have had, Nigerians never loved any one of them while in office; we seem to love them after they have left or died. “Why is that so? To me, the answer is lack of depth in interaction. “Nigerians are not sufficiently familiar with the constitution and the role of which offices a...
#EndSARS: Many Nigerians don’t know Buhari can’t sack police officers – Fashola
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#EndSARS: Many Nigerians don’t know Buhari can’t sack police officers – Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has said that some Nigerians do not know that President Muhammadu Buhari can't sack police officers. The Minister who spoke on the topic ‘What can the president do for me?’ at the Yoruba Tennis Club annual lecture which held in Lagos on Friday November 5, said this in reaction to the #EndSARS protests of October 2020, which led to the disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).   Noting that many Nigerians do not understand governance structure, Fashola alleged that some of the protesters wanted the president to sack some policemen, including the inspector-general of police. He said; “At the onset of the protest against the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) when five demands were made in respect of the police ...
Don’t die for politicians – Makinde tells Nigerians as he attends wedding of Fayose’s son
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Don’t die for politicians – Makinde tells Nigerians as he attends wedding of Fayose’s son

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has asked Nigerians not to die for politicians. The Oyo state Governor said while attending the wedding ceremony of Ayo Fayose's son, months after a face-off with the former Governor of Ekiti state over the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West region. Acknowledging the presence of Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum and present Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and erstwhile governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni at the wedding, Makinde stated that it should serve as a lesson to Nigerians. Asking Nigerians not to fight over religion, he also pointed out that the bride and the groom are from a Christian and Muslim family. Makinde said; “If you look at the former governors in Ekiti State – Governor Segun...
Nigerians still trust us, we will win 2023 elections convincingly -APC
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Nigerians still trust us, we will win 2023 elections convincingly -APC

Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) says the party will win the forthcoming Anambra governorship election and the 2023 presidential polls “convincingly”. Speaking on Thursday, October 21 at the inauguration of the state congress appeal committee in Abuja, John Akpanudoedehe, national secretary of the APC caretaker committee, said all members of the APC should see disagreements “within the party as family disputes and should not seek to destroy the platform which helped them in times past” “With the huge membership strength we have recorded during the last registration and revalidation exercise, there is no doubt that Nigerians still trust us and that we will win all the upcoming elections convincingly, starting from the governorship elections in Anambra, to ...
Two Nigerians arrested in Malawi for alleged possession of cocaine
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Two Nigerians arrested in Malawi for alleged possession of cocaine

Two Nigerians have been arrested after being found with 11 grams of cocaine in Lilongwe, Malawi. The two suspects have been identified as 35-year-old Chinesi Omuka and Ejike Enebenchu, 29. Spokesperson for the Central West Police Region, Alfred Chinthere, who disclosed this on Friday, October 22, said the duo were nabbed at their home in  Area 49 following a tip-off. 11 grams of cocaine were recovered from them during the raid. Omuka and Ebenenchu are expected to appear before court soon to answer a charge of being found in possession of illicit drugs. Acccording to the police spokesperson, the second accused Enebenchu was in July this year convicted on the same charge. He paid a K200 thousand fine for the offence.
Cameroon: ‘Ambazonian Boys’ step up action near Cross River border, screen Nigerians
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Cameroon: ‘Ambazonian Boys’ step up action near Cross River border, screen Nigerians

Some youths fighting for self-rule in southwest Cameroon have reportedly stepped up their agitation. They are also reported to be screening, blocking both Cameroonians and Nigerians travelling into and out of the country as well as shooting since last week in borderline communities. A handful of Cameroonians residing in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, who sneaked into Mamfe town and other parts of their ancestral southwest Cameroon, painted gory pictures, narrating how they were very lucky to have returned alive. Bisong Ojong Nre, 56, who does menial jobs in Calabar and had a family reunion in his Cameroonian hometown three weeks ago said he had to meander dangerous bush paths near Boki LGA of Cross River State to escape the rampaging Ambazonian Boys who extort and clamp d...
Nigerians react as man constructs pot that allows you cook two meals at once
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Nigerians react as man constructs pot that allows you cook two meals at once

A man has gained attention after photos of a pot he reportedly constructed went viral. The pot is demarcated to allow for cooking two meals at once to conserve energy. Nigerians reacted, calling it a "nice innovation", considering the increase in the cost of cooking gas. Though hailed by Nigerians for the idea, it isn't exactly a novel one. Multi-sectional frying pans that allow for the frying of multiple meals at once are quite common. See some comments from Nigerians below.
Yorubas, Igbos and the North are not better off on their own – VP Osinbajo
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Yorubas, Igbos and the North are not better off on their own – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the Yorubas, Igbos and Hausas are not better off on their own and that Nigerians would fare better living together as one in spite of ethnic differences. A statement released by Laolu Akande, spokesperson of the Vice President, said Osinbajo said this when he spoke at an interactive session with top officials of Nigeria’s High Commission, UK, at the Abuja House residence of the High Commissioner in London on Sunday, October 10. Osinbajo who spoke against the calls for the disintegration of Nigeria, said “If you look at all of us sitting here, we represent all the geo-political zones. This is the Nigeria that will succeed, anything else doesn’t make sense. Yorubas are not better off on their own, Igbos are not better off on their own, the ...
Before you open your mouth to talk, beg God for divine wisdom – Actor Uche Maduagwu tackles Ruth Kadiri after she said Nigerians don’t deserve help
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Before you open your mouth to talk, beg God for divine wisdom – Actor Uche Maduagwu tackles Ruth Kadiri after she said Nigerians don’t deserve help

Actor Uche Maduagwu has slammed his colleague, Ruth Kadiri, over the post she made on Thursday,, October 7. Ruth in a post shared on her Instagram page berated Nigerians for the attitude they display when public figures decide to use their platforms to speak on national issues. She ended her post by saying Nigerians do not deserve help and that people should not bother. Reacting to her post via his Instagram page, Maduagwu asked her to also seek God's wisdom before opening her mouth. Dissatisfied with her opinion that Nigerians do not deserve help, Uche wrote; ''Dear Ruth, before you open your mouth to talk, beg God for divine wisdom, how do you know Nigerians do not deserve HELP? How many #scholarship have you given? How many foodstuff you don give out? Or job opportunities y...
Rochas Okorocha advises Nigerians to engage in inter-ethnic marriages
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Rochas Okorocha advises Nigerians to engage in inter-ethnic marriages

Imo Senator, Rochas Okorocha has appealed to Nigerians to engage in inter-ethnic marriages as a means of promoting peace and unity in the country. The former Imo State governor, who was the chairman of an annual public lecture organised on Culture and the Management of Diversity in Nigeria by the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), said inter-tribal marriage is a way of building cross-cultural understanding among Nigerians. Represented by Professor Sunny Ododo, the General Manager, National Theatre, on Thursday, October 7 in Kano state, Okorocha argued that with over 400 languages and over 200 ethnic groups, Nigerian’s cultural diversity was certainly an asset . Okorocha who is the Senate Committee Chairman on Culture and Tourism insisted that the Federal Governm...
Nigerians don’t deserve help. Please don’t bother – Actress Ruth Kadiri
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Nigerians don’t deserve help. Please don’t bother – Actress Ruth Kadiri

Actress Ruth Kadiri has decried the attitude of Nigerians when some public figures decide to use their platforms to speak on their behalf. In a post shared on her Instagram page, the actress mentioned that some Nigerians attack public figures who decide to speak on some national issues. She mentioned that what many Nigerians prefer to read about is how a celebrity marriages crash or how an actress is sleeping with a married man. She ended her post by stating the Nigerians don't deserve help
NCC disqualifies Nigerians below 18 from getting SIM
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NCC disqualifies Nigerians below 18 from getting SIM

Nigerians below 18 have been disqualified from registering and owning a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) by the Nigerian Communications Commission. In a draft copy of the modified Registration of Telephone Subscribers Regulations published on the commission’s website, the NCC said the regulations were made in line with the powers conferred upon the commission by section 70 of the Nigerian Communications Act,2003. The announcement was made at a Public Inquiry on the Registration of Telephone Subscribers Regulations, alongside the draft SIM Replacement Guidelines and the draft Spectrum Trading Guidelines at NCC's head office in Abuja on Tuesday October 5. NCC’s Executive Commissioner Stakeholders’ Management, Mr Adeleke Adewolu who spoke at the event said; “The public inquiry i...
BBNaija: How viewers voted for Whitemoney, Cross, Liquorose
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BBNaija: How viewers voted for Whitemoney, Cross, Liquorose

Organisers of the Big Brother Naija, BBNaika reality show have released a graph showing how Nigerians voted for the winner of the show. Whitemoney on Sunday emerged winner of the reality show, beating 26 other housemates to take home the grand prize. Whitemoney walked away with 90 million Naira worth of prizes at the grand finale on Sunday. He won 47% of the votes with Liquorose behind with 22.99%. There were 26 housemates battling for the prize two months ago. Here is how viewers voted for the winner of the show. Whitemoney: 47.00% Liquorose: 22.99% Pere: 14.77 Cross: 5.44% Angel: 5.37% Emmanuel: 3.43%
Be the Reason they Speak Good about Us Wherever you are – Genevieve Nnaji tells Nigerians on Independence day celebration
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Be the Reason they Speak Good about Us Wherever you are – Genevieve Nnaji tells Nigerians on Independence day celebration

  Nollywood screen diva, Genevieve Nnaji has shared an Instagram post addressed to Nigerians on Independence day. Stressing that it takes the heart to be Nigerian, the actress urged all Nigerians to ensure they are the reason people speak good about the country wherever they are. Nnaji wrote; It takes heart to be Nigerian. Nigeria is not you. You are Nigeria. Be the reason they speak good about us wherever you are. Happy Independence to you in particular.
If Nigeria breaks up, all of us will lose out – VP Yemi Osinbajo
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If Nigeria breaks up, all of us will lose out – VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said Nigerians will be the ones to lose out if the country breaks up. A statement released by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, said the Vice President said this when he received the national executive of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ), at the presidential villa in Abuja. The NUJ national executive was led to the presidential villa by Chris Isiguzo, president of the union. While receiving the journalists, Osinbajo said there is a need to promote the message of unity in the country, and advised journalists to be professional in the discharge of their duties. “This country is ours, whether we are press, politicians or religious people. The country is ours, and we must do everything to ensure that the country remains safe, secure, and united, a...
VAR rules out Ndidi and Lookman goals as Leicester City lose to Brighton & Hove Albion
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VAR rules out Ndidi and Lookman goals as Leicester City lose to Brighton & Hove Albion

The Nigerians were on target against the Seagulls, nonetheless, their potential goals were chalked off as the Foxes bowed to Graham Potter’s men Wilfred Ndidi and Ademola Lookman were left disappointed by VAR's offside decisions as Leicester City lost 2-1 to Brighton & Hove Albion in Sunday’s Premier League encounter. The duo thought they had scored for City but their potential goals ultimately didn't count. The Seagulls have climbed to third in the English elite division log having claimed their first Premier League win over Brendan Rodgers’ men. Heading into the fixture, Leicester had settled for a 2-2 draw against Napoli in Thursday’s Europa League encounter. Even at that, they were aiming for a positive result having silenced Norwich City 2-1 in their last away encounter....
BBNaija: How Nigerians voted Jaypaul, JackieB, Saga
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BBNaija: How Nigerians voted Jaypaul, JackieB, Saga

Following the eviction of Jaypaul and JackieB from the season 6 edition of the Big Brother reality show, organisers have published details of how Nigerians voted for their favourite housemates. Recall that Saga, JackieB, Liquorose, WhiteMoney, Queen and Jaypaul were nominated for eviction last week Monday. However, there are now 11 housemates battling for the N90million grand prize. The winner of the show will be crowned at the season finale on October 3rd 2021. Here is how Nigerians voted; Saga-8.20% JackieB- 4.26% Jaypaul- 3.77%
God did not make a Mistake by Bringing us together as Nigerians – Sultan of Sokoto
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God did not make a Mistake by Bringing us together as Nigerians – Sultan of Sokoto

Amid agitations in different regions of the country for secession, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has said that God did not make a mistake by bringing us together as Nigerians. Speaking at the 2020 Leadership Newspaper award and conference in Abuja on Thursday September 9, the Monarch said Nigerians must rise up to take the issue of insecurity as their own personal problem and contribute their quota to solve the crisis. He also wondered how every region will survive if we all go our seperate ways. The Sultan said; “If we are to go our 1 million ways, how do we survive? God Almighty will and can never make a mistake, that is his will and must be obeyed. “Bringing us together as Nigerians is not a mistake and that is what God wanted. If he wants anything else...
Community policing key to solving Nigeria’s security challenges – IGP Alkali
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Community policing key to solving Nigeria’s security challenges – IGP Alkali

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba Alkali, has charged Nigerians to embrace and own community policing initiative saying it has proven to be effective in tackling emerging security threats in communities globally. The IGP gave the charge yesterday when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Mai Mala Buni in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital. Alkali reminisced with nostalgia community policing in the olden days when community leaders, district head, village head and religious leaders were fully involved in security matters. The Police Chief said as a strong proponent of community policing in Nigeria, there is the need to encourage community leaders in the state and the country as a whole to talk to their subjects to be at the forefront in introducing and promoting c...
5G is not harmful to our health – Isa Pantami tells Nigerians
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5G is not harmful to our health – Isa Pantami tells Nigerians

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has asked Nigerians to ignore the concerns being expressed by some persons about the fifth-generation (5G) network, stating that the 5G networks are not in any way harmful. Pantami stated this after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja on Wednesday September 8, where he also said the National Policy on fifth-generation (5G) network in Nigeria was approved. According to him, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have confirmed the network is not harmful to people’s health.   “Both of them confirm that there are no any adverse health effects of 5G and it has not been proven to be any harmful to our health. Most importantly, even its freque...
Stop saying Nigeria not working, there’s power in the tongue – SGF Boss Mustapha
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Stop saying Nigeria not working, there’s power in the tongue – SGF Boss Mustapha

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has asked Nigerians to stop saying that the country is not working. Mustapha said this during an event to celebrate his 65th birthday over the weekend. According to the SGF, there is power of life and death in the tongue and whatever anyone say about their country is what they get. He said;   “Nigeria is known for its human and material resources. We are not where we want to be as a nation, but the craft of building nationhood is a gradual process. “We have had our fair share of crises, but we have overcome those crises and the future is bright. “This is our country, where everybody has the opportunity to ventilate aspirations. We have to get ourselves out of the mo...
BBNaija: I am sorry, I made mistakes – Boma apologizes
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BBNaija: I am sorry, I made mistakes – Boma apologizes

Evicted Big Brother Naija housemate, Boma, has apologized to Nigerians for his actions in the house. The ex-housemate apologized via a tweet on his official Twitter handle. Recall that Tega and Boma have been under ‘fire’ for allegedly being in an amorous relationship. Boma was allegedly in a relationship with Tega who is said to be married. They were caught kissing and sharing beds, an act that stirred diverse reactions from Nigerians. However, Boma on Sunday admitted that he made mistakes while in the house. “You have to make mistakes to find out who you aren’t. You take the action, and the insight follows. “You don’t think your way into becoming yourself. I take full responsibilities for my actions and I am sorry. It can only get better from here,” h...
Nigerians’ll feel impact of my projects when I leave office in 2023 – Buhari
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Nigerians’ll feel impact of my projects when I leave office in 2023 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that Nigerians would feel the impact of his projects when he leaves office in 2023. Buhari disclosed this at the inauguration of the new board of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, at State House, Abuja. He said his administration is partnering with NSIA on some infrastructural projects across the country. Buhari also reiterated the commitment of his administration towards towards establishing long term projects that would create jobs for Nigerians. According to Buhari, “Accordingly, in the past four years, both the public and private sectors in Nigeria have partnered on strategic projects with the NSIA. “On the public sector partnership, we are working with the NSIA on strategic infrastructure projects such as the Seco...
BBNaija: Delta married women don’t behave like Tega – Okowa’s aide
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BBNaija: Delta married women don’t behave like Tega – Okowa’s aide

Ossai Obie, Special Assistant on Special Duties to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has warned Nigerians to stop associating BBNaija housemate, Tega, with Delta State as she is ”not from the state.” Tega, the married BBNaija housemate has been criticised on social media for kissing and having a ‘ relationship with her fellow housemate, Boma. Many condemned her for not conducting herself like a married woman and disrespecting her husband in the house. Ossai in a post shared on his Facebook page, said married women from Delta do not behave the way Tega has behaved in the show. ”That Tega in #BBN is not from Delta State, Our married women and our wives do not behave like that. “With all due respect, She is proudly from another state in Nigeria. In case you do not know she said she is fr...
Insecurity: We now think ahead of criminals – Police
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Insecurity: We now think ahead of criminals – Police

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 7, Bala Ciroma, has assured Nigerians that the Nigeria Police Force will not relent in its efforts to rid the nation of criminals and other criminalities as it will continue to put impediment to their operations. Ciroma stated this while addressing officers and men of the Niger State Police Command at the Police Officers Mess in Minna on Tuesday on a familiarization visit “We are now thinking ahead of the criminals and we will continue to put a clog in their wheels before they start operating,” he stated.
#BBNaija: Nigerians react to videos of Tega and Boma making out
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#BBNaija: Nigerians react to videos of Tega and Boma making out

Nigerians have reacted to videos of Tega and Boma making out during lights out in the Big Brother house. LIB reported earlier that the married female housemate and the male housemate had visible hand movement under the duvet, kissed passionately, with Boma stretching his hands later to pick a tissue. Reacting to this, some social media users asked why Boma will ignore single women in the house and settle for a married woman. They also wondered why Tega had to do such on national television. Here are some tweets below............

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