Thursday, April 15

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There are Many Pedophiles in Nigeria. Every Family has One – Singer Temmie Ovwasa
Celebs

There are Many Pedophiles in Nigeria. Every Family has One – Singer Temmie Ovwasa

Former YBNL signee, Temmie Ovwasa, is of the opinion that paedophiles are on the rise in Nigeria and that every family has one. She shared this opinion on her Twitter handle. It reads; ''There are many pedophiles in Nigeria, We're not addressing it as we should and it's stressing my brain out, Every family has one, Almost every Nigerian women I've met has been sexually harassed/abused by an uncle.. Where are these uncles? In their homes, "Head of the house". What do you expect from a country where it's legal to marry children in some parts? That grown man with a younger wife and a baby they had when she was obviously a minor? You know him? Yeah, I know a lot of them too. Keep pretending it's not happening right under your noses.''her tweets read
Pakistan PM and Former cricketer, Imran Khan links rise in rape cases to how women dress
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Pakistan PM and Former cricketer, Imran Khan links rise in rape cases to how women dress

Pakistan Prime Minister and former cricketer, Imran Khan has sparked anger after he appeared to link the rise in rape to how some women dress. The Pakistani leader made the comments during a recent live event dubbed “Prime Minister On Call With You” in which he answers questions from the public. During his appearance on the show, Khan said the traditional Islamic head covering – would protect women from sexual assault and not lead men into temptation. He also said vulgarity and obscenity combine to destroy societies and families. “If you keep increasing vulgarity in a society, then definitely there will be this impact,” he said. “What is the whole concept of observing the veil? It is so that there is no temptation in society. Each individual does not have the willpower or stre...
Prices Of Food Items Rise In Kano, Abuja, Lagos, Others
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Prices Of Food Items Rise In Kano, Abuja, Lagos, Others

FOLLOWING the rise in the cost of foodstuffs across the country, the Nigerian Tribune, on Monday, took a survey of prices in different markets in the country and found that insecurity, extortion, climate change, among others are reasons for the skyrocketing prices of food commodities. From southern states to those in the North, the experience is the same, as prices of food items soar. In Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, prices of cow meat rise, with Alhaji Sule Esa Mohammed, state secretary of Cattle Breeders Association and also secretary to Amalgamated Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers Association of Nigeria, linking it to the strike of the union. However, Chikezie Anekwagu, Madam God the Father, Mala Audu and other butchers linked it to extortion by security agents on the road. “Befo...
Lifestyle

THC is on the Rise, What To Expect

As time goes on, we begin to wonder what the future will look like. The next generation will be more informed about politics, social issues, and the economy but what about medicine. There are lots of alternative health medicines out there and maybe it's time you try them instead of sticking with usual over the counter prescriptions.  One of those medicines is THC or cannabis. There are many ways to use cannabis but an easy way is by eating THC gummies which are actually quite tasty. There are more methods like smoking and oils that will be discussed later on and it is important to figure out which method is best for you. But before anything, what is THC? THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main compound inside the cannabis plant that produces a psychoactive effect on the body. This ...
COVID-19: Despite Lockdown, Lagos, Ogun Cases Rise By 100% In 11 Days; Abuja 150
Health

COVID-19: Despite Lockdown, Lagos, Ogun Cases Rise By 100% In 11 Days; Abuja 150

Despite the lockdown imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Lagos State, the epicentre of coronavirus, neighbouring Ogun and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to stem the spread of the virus, figures show that COVID-19 confirmed cases have more than double across the nation within 11 of the last 13 days. The total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria, as of 9pm, Monday, March 30, the eve of the lockdown, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), was 131 with Lagos accounting for 81, FCT 21 and Ogun 3. But, as of Friday night, the 11th day of the lockdown, the number of confirmed cases across Nigeria was 305, more than twice of the pre-shutdown figure. For Lagos, the figure moved from 81 to 163, 100% hike while Abuja jumped from 21 to 56, representing ...
Lagos Coronavirus Cases May Rise To 39,000 – Akin Abayomi
Health

Lagos Coronavirus Cases May Rise To 39,000 – Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said the state may witness up to 39,000 cases of coronavirus. Abayomi at a briefing on Friday urged people to adhere to the social distancing advice of the state government to check the spread of the disease. He said, “Our mathematical modelling shows that the worst-case scenario is that we may see up to 39,000 cases in Lagos, but if everyone practises good social distancing, the figure will be limited to 13,000. “If we add social distancing to active contact tracing, then we will be able to bend the curve further. The figures may seem alarming at this point, but this is just to emphasise to the Lagos community to follow instructions of the incident commander to make sure that we practice social distancing. “Looki...
Biodun Fatoyinbo Will Rise Again – Fani-kayode Calls COZA Pastor ‘Lover Of God’
Religion

Biodun Fatoyinbo Will Rise Again – Fani-kayode Calls COZA Pastor ‘Lover Of God’

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, has reacted to Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo’s decision to step down as the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, over alleged rape allegation from Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola. Pastor Fatoyinbo had in a post on his Instagram page on Monday, announced stepping down from the pulpit following the rape saga. He wrote: “The past few days have been very sobering on me I have taken time to seek spiritual counsel form Christian leaders around the world who feel very concerned about the ongoing report in the media. “I have solicited their guidance on actions I should take that is honoring to our Lord Jesus Christ and the work he has called me to do. “Drawing from their counsel and that of the leadership of COZA and owing to...
Bread Price May Rise By 10%
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Bread Price May Rise By 10%

The price of bread and other flour eatables may soon rise by 10 percent following a recent N600 increase on the price of flour. Flour millers raised the price of a bag of flour by N600 last March, resulting in a bag selling at N10,700 and N11,900 instead of the former between N10,200 and N11,300. Tumba Turi, the National President of the Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN), told Daily Trust on phone yesterday in Maiduguri. “Our members constitute 80 percent of the consumers of the flour produced by the millers, but they increased the price of the commodity without consulting us,” Sir Dominic stressed his lamentation. “Most bakeries across the country are closing down now as a result if the price increase,” he said, calling on the federal government to ...
Nigeria Collapse Imminent As Rise Of Biafra Inevitable – Nnamdi Kanu
Politics

Nigeria Collapse Imminent As Rise Of Biafra Inevitable – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu yesterday alleged that the collapse of Nigeria is imminent as the rise of the nation of Biafra is inevitable following the unfolding events in the country. Kanu who stated this yesterday in a message to Biafrans in Munich Bavaria Germany, said the group are relentless, resolute and determined, and all enemies within and without shall be put to shame. He said: “I thank the good people of IPOB for the huge turnout yesterday in Bavaria Munich Germany. “Not minding the short notice, you proved your determination to restore Biafra so that we can all return to our beloved homeland.‬ “The world is aware that we IPOB are the most organised, peaceful and largest freedom movement on this earth. Biafra shall be free. “Our vi...
“I Have Fallen, I Will Rise Again” – Etinosa Idemudia
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“I Have Fallen, I Will Rise Again” – Etinosa Idemudia

Nigerian actress, Etinosa Idemudia who went nude in MC Galaxy live video, shares new photo as she says she will rise again. Etinosa says people did not expect her to rise and shine which she would be a bigger disappointment to the girls who look up to me if she doesn't show them how they could also rise above their mistakes. She wrote: "Holding Your Head Up High and Standing Tall Through Your MessA lot of people were shocked I was already a cover girl to a magazine granting interviews and hosting shows outside Lagos- Back to work. They did not expect me to rise and shine. At least not so soon they said. They would feel better if I hide my head in shame, lay low and disappear for the rest of my life. However, I will be a bigger disappointment to the girls who look up to me if I d...
Nigeria Bonds Rise After Buhari Presidential Election Win
Politics

Nigeria Bonds Rise After Buhari Presidential Election Win

Nigeria’s dollar-denominated government bonds rose to 5-7 month highs on Wednesday after President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africa’s largest economy and top oil producer. The country’s longer-dated bonds were up as much as 0.8 cents in the dollar to extend a more than 10 cents rally since the start of the year. (Reuters/NAN)
‘Rise’ A Movie About Boko Haram Attacks In Nigeria (Photos)
Entertainment

‘Rise’ A Movie About Boko Haram Attacks In Nigeria (Photos)

A blockbuster and action-packed Hollywood movie about Nigeria’s terrorist group, Boko Haram and its activities, is set to grace the screens. A Hollywood movie inspired the Boko Haram insurgency in North-east Nigeria, has been filmed and is currently in post-production. The film which is titled ‘Rise’, is being helmed by first-time feature film director, Maritte Go. Shooting has been concluded for the film produced by US firms, Defiant and Kodiak alongside German company, Telepool. ‘Rise’ was shot in Los Angeles and Ghana. Jimmy Jean-Louis, Sasha Morfaw from ‘Black Panther’, Sufe Bradshaw, Sydelle Noel, and Peter Mensah are some of the actors involved in the project. The dramatic thriller is co-written by Go and Broderick Engelhard. The plot of ‘Rise revolves around an 18-year-old Nigeri...
Africa Is On The Rise, Says VP Osinbajo At African Securities Exchanges AGM
Education, Politics

Africa Is On The Rise, Says VP Osinbajo At African Securities Exchanges AGM

“What is required is the rigorous and unglamorous business of keeping to the vision of our Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP.” The Buhari administration remains committed to a conducive and supportive environment, fiscal prudence and investing in infrastructure as fundamentals for businesses to thrive and ensuring macroeconomic stability, according to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, SAN Prof. Osinbajo, who stated this today at the 22nd African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) Annual General Meeting and Conference in Lagos, he noted: “what is required is the rigorous and unglamorous business of keeping to the vision of our Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP.” “We also realize, of course, that a conducive and supportive environment is essential for businesses to...
MTN Shares Rise By 2.6% On Possible Resolution Of $10b Demand
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MTN Shares Rise By 2.6% On Possible Resolution Of $10b Demand

Shares of South Africa’s MTN Group rose by 2.6 per cent Wednesday, on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, following media report of a possible resolution and reduction of the $10.1 billion claims on it in Nigeria. Bloomberg, while quoting a source, said the deal hasn’t been signed and could yet fall through. On Tuesday, the Group Chief Executive Officer, Rob Shuter, had said that the telecommunications firm was doing everything within it means to resolve the issue amicably. The Nigerian authority had asked MTN to refund $8.1 billion allegedly repatriated out of the country without due process and the Office of the Attorney-General, equally asked the telecommunications firm to pay $2 billion tax arrears. Media report claimed that MTN may likely get a reduction from the $10 bill...
The Rise And Fall Of Akinwunmi Ambode By Kayode Ogundamisi
Crime

The Rise And Fall Of Akinwunmi Ambode By Kayode Ogundamisi

It is faulty to equate the deep loyalty Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu attracts in Lagos as exemplary of ‘Omoluabi loyalty’ or being reflective of the entire Yoruba or South-West populace. Ondo State electorate will argue for example that they "liberated" themselves without compromising the 'Omoluabi' ethos. In the 2012 Ondo State Governorship election the current Governor of Ondo State Rotimi Akeredolu as a candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) was perceived as a “Tinubu imposed” candidate, he ran against the then incumbent Governor Olusegun Mimiko of the Labor Party, the people of Ondo rejected Akeredolu. I recall stomping across Ondo during that election, excited crowds in Ondo State could not but approve with songs and folk songs as Mimiko invoked the tradition of ...
NY Times Profiles John Boyega’s Rise To Prominence
Entertainment

NY Times Profiles John Boyega’s Rise To Prominence

Nigerian/British actor John Boyega has been on a steady rise for a few years now, notably making a big splash with his role in the recent Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie which was released in 2017. He is also producing the much anticipated movie, Pacific Rim Uprising. He spoke to NY Times‘ Ben Widdicombe recently on a number of topics, brushing off his conservative dress style as “the official look of humility. This is how I’m going to dress when I’m 50 years old — as a dad“. When asked if there was a potential Mrs. Boyega, he replied “Nah, still waiting“, not forgetting to chip in “Yeah, she’s got to be Christian.” He also spoke on his time at the Theatre Peckham where he honed his acting skill and his role in a certain performance of Shrek; I wasn’t Shrek, I wouldn’t put myself ...
Beyonce’s Dad Says Bey’s Light Skin Helped Her Get More Famous
Entertainment

Beyonce’s Dad Says Bey’s Light Skin Helped Her Get More Famous

He masterminded his talented daughter's rise to fame in Destiny's Child, before helping her get started on a solo career. Now Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles has spoken out about colorism in the music industry, saying that his superstar daughter and her sister Solange wouldn't be as famous if they had darker skin. Talking to Ebony, he said the biggest black female stars all had lighter skin. 'When it comes to Black females, who are the people who get their music played on pop radio? Mariah Carey, Rihanna, the female rapper Nicki Minaj, my kids [Beyonce and Solange],' he told Ebony magazine. Since parting ways with Beyonce professionally in 2011, African-American Knowles has reinvented himself as a college professor, and is promoting a new book about race relations, titled Racis...
Omoni Oboli Celebrates Mothers’ Day With Throwback Photo Of Her Boys
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Omoni Oboli Celebrates Mothers’ Day With Throwback Photo Of Her Boys

Omoni Oboli dropped the picture and wrote: 'My reason - Throw back to when my men were still babies…I kinda miss those days Happy Mother’s Day to all moms out there! You are heroes! And for all women praying to experience this joy inexplicable of motherhood, may God visit you even this month in Jesus name Rise and shine mama…your light is come #MamaBoys #HappyMothersDay #AlwaysRememberThatILoveYou ❤️”
CBN Explains Naira Rise,Dollar Fall
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CBN Explains Naira Rise,Dollar Fall

The Central Bank of Nigeria said the recent appreciation of the Naira against other currencies was the result of its market monitoring and intervention. The acting Director, Corporate Communications of the CBN, Mr Isaac Okoroafor, on Thursday in Sokoto refuted the claim that the allegations by Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi on the illegal sales of foreign currencies at ridiculous rates were responsible for the change in forex policy. Gbadamosi, a Lagos businessman and former governorship candidate, made allegations of racketeering against the CBN and disparity in allocation of foreign exchange to cronies of the present administration. He further accused the CBN of selling dollars to some people for as low as N3 to a dollar. The CBN, however, released a statement clarifying that the tra...

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