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Monday, February 29, 2016

HISTORY: Efunsetan Aniwura, The Wicked, Powerful,Pretty And Rich Iyalode Of Ibadan.

Well, as usual, we bring to you another interesting flashback story, this one is in the western part of Nigeria, Ibadan to be specific. There was a great woman named Efunsetan Aniwura, well, you may want to learn more about her rise and fall.
This story was published according to the popular story teller and twitter user @cosmicyoruba's narration. Find the interesting piece below:

Efunsetan's Sculpture In Ibadan

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TOP NEWS STORIES IN NIGERIA TODAY![29/02/2016]

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Muhammadu Buhari :A Good President of not? - by Tony Ogunlowo

Ace writer Tony Ogunlowo sent in an article, speaks on his view about the president... Check it out below

Muhammadu Buhari :A Good President of not? an article by Tony Ogunlowo


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Saturday, February 27, 2016

T.I.N Interview With Rapper MZ KISS.



Ok, its another Saturday, this time its a female rapper, she is signed to Capital Hill Music. Well, the interview below is actually a very short one, Mz Kiss didn't give deep responses to most of our questions, but you can still manage the little conversation T.I.N Magazine had with her below.

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TOP NEWS STORIES IN NIGERIA TODAY![27/02/2016]

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Actor Francis Odega(Mr. Gerrarahere) Full Biography


FULL NAME:           Francis Odega

DATE OF BIRTH:    (unknown)

OCCUPATION:        Comedian, Actor

MARITAL STATUS: Not Married


INTRODUCTION
Francis Odega is a Nigerian comic actor best known for the Gerrarra Here Mehn!! Shiiii Mehn!! video clip which brought him to limelight. He also starred as John Bosco in the movie House of Gold.
In 2015, the comic actor became a brand ambassador to the telecom giant Etisalat

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Friday, February 26, 2016

updated: TOP NEWS STORIES IN NIGERIA TODAY![26/02/2016]


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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Good News: Fc Barcelona to Set Up Football Academy in Lagos


Here is the good news T.I.N Magazine would like to personally share with our readers, FC Barcelona have decided somehow invest in the Nigerian football industry. They just announced they are going to set up an academy in Lagos very soon. All thanks to the amazing Nigerian players making a good face for the country's football sector in the European football industry..
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TOP NEWS STORIES IN NIGERIA TODAY![24/02/2016]

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Gospel Singer Yinka Ayefele Full Biography



FULL NAME:           Yinka Ayefele

DATE OF BIRTH:     (unknown)

OCCUPATION:          Singer

MARITAL STATUS:  Married


INTRODUCTION  
Yinka Ayefele is a high-class Nigerian gospel Tungba-higlife musician, He sings in Yoruba,English,Hausa and Igbo language.
He is among the most popular musicians in the country, he has about 15 albums and over 200 awards to his name as of 2016. He came into the music industry in 1997 after the fatal accident that damaged his spinal cord and confined him to a wheelchair. 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

updated: TOP NEWS STORIES IN NIGERIA TODAY![22/02/2016]

Hello readers, Inside this post you will find trending important news in Nigeria today, you will find news that are of concern to Politics,Entertainment Economics,Locals and more... We update this page twice daily; morning and evening.


TOP NEWS IN NIGERIA TODAY(EVENING EDITION)

=> House Of Reps Summons Diezani Alison-Madueke-Thisday

The House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee investigating the Refined Product Exchange Agreement/Crude Oil Swap between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation/Petroleum Pipelines Marketing Companies (NNPC/PPMC) has summoned the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to explain her role in the award of contracts worth $24billion without valid agreements signed with the befitting companies.
Three former Group Managing Directors (GMDs) of the NNPC, Mr. Austin Oniwon, Mr. Andrew Yakubu and Mr. Joseph Dawha, who appeared before the committee last week, indicted the former minister, accusing her of extending the oil swap contracts for Duke Oil Company Incorporated and Trafigura B.V, without valid agreements.
The contracts for both firms had expired in October 2011, but they had continued to lift crude without formal contract extension for 20 months, lifting crude worth $24billion.
The contracts were formalised in December 2014 and backdated to cover the period from when they earlier expired.
The Chairman of the ad hoc committee, Hon. Zakari Mohammed (Kwara APC) in a telephone interview with THISDAY disclosed that the former minister would be invited by the committee.
“The former oil minister’s invitation will definitely go to her tomorrow (Monday). We are going to invite her, because contracts expired for 20 months, there was no renewal of contract, but the GMDs wrote to her, and she, on her own, approved the contracts,” he said.
It remains unclear how the former minister would be expected to honour the invitation following reports of her arrest in the United Kingdom, where her passport was also seized as part of her bail conditions.
Mohammed however explained that her not being able to appear is not a matter for the commitee, which has to have it on record that she was informed “that we need her attention…if we are now saying she will not show up, that is a matter of speculation.”
The lawmaker however debunked insinuations that the probe was targeted at the former minister, insisting that the House is determined to avoid a repeat of the sort of happenings that have been revealed in the course of the oil swap deals investigation.
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=> ''I Can Bring The US Dollar To N200 In One Month'' - Business Mogul, Ifeanyi Ubah - ChannelsTV

As the nation's currency exchanges at N400 to the US dollar on Sunday, Billionaire business mogul has said that if the Buhari-led federal government consults him, he could restore the nation's currency to an exchange rate of N200 to one US Dollar within one month.
Speak­ing on a Channels Television poli­tics programme on Sunday, billionaire businessman and the Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Services Ltd., Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, has advised the Federal Government to consult some Nigerians who can halt the free fall of the Naira which is affecting the na­tion’s economy.The Nai­ra currently exchanges at N400 to the US dollar.
The Publisher of The Authority newspapers, said that if the President Buhari-le federal gov­ernment consults him, he could re­store the nation’s currency to an ex­change rate of N200 to one US Dollar within one month, thereby arresting the slide in the Naira which is virtu­ally crippling the economy.

The Chairman of Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club, however did not say how he was going to bring the Naira down to an exchange rate of 200 per dol­lar, but said the government could seize everything he owns if he failed to do this within one month, if given the mandate.
Chief Ubah also affirmed that he was not involved in any way what­soever in the $2.3 billion Dasuki­gate arms deal that involved the for­mer National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, adding that he was not in­volved in the politics of contracts and has never done any government con­tracts, whether at the Federal, state or local government levels.
"I am highly misunderstood, sometimes controversial. But I have never done any government contracts. I did not collect any money from Gov­ernment; I do not have an oil block – and I have not asked for one.
"I did not know Dasuki. TAN nev­er received money from Dasuki or the People’s Democratic Party. We did what we did in the interest of the na­tion and for posterity.
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 => Civilian-JTF In Konduga Local Government Of Borno Claims Shekau Was Arrested-Africaonline.cc

The Nigerian military has said it is yet to confirm the speculation over an arrest of Boko Haram kingpin popularly known as Bashir Sarkin Yanka, which, in Hausa, means Bashir the King of Slaughter and who had been acting as Abubakar Shekau in some videos on the social media.
Local security volunteer group known as Civilian JTF in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State claimed that it had arrested the notorious Boko Haram kingpin.
The arrested suspect was reported to have confessed to the Civilian JTF that he had acted as Boko Haram leader, Shekau, in some videos and was responsible for the death of his (Bashir’s) mother, two sisters and brother apart from engaging in mass slaughter.
However, spokesperson of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, said the military could not confirm the arrest of the Shekau’s actor yet.
He said the military had sustained its counter-insurgency operations where some terrorists had been eliminated and others apprehended in the North-East.
Alonge said: “As you are aware, the Nigerian military has succeeded in routing out terrorists from some of their hideouts in the North-East, and, in the process, some were eliminated and others had been arrested.
“We cannot at the moment provide the identities of those in our custody or in other places until after we have conducted thorough investigations,” he said.
Speaking further, he said the military arrested two suspects, Audu Umar and Hassan Umar for smuggling themselves among the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) brought from Pulka to Gwoza IDPs Camp in Borno State.
He said the male suspects who gave their names as Audu Umar and Hassan Umar were undergoing interrogation by the military and intelligence operatives.
SOURCE


=>Dasukigate: Metuh Wants Jonathan As Witness-Sunnews

NATIONAL Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has told a Federal High Court that the Eco­nomic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) cannot prosecute him without inter­rogating former President Goodluck Jonathan regarding the source of the N400 million alleged to be part of arms purchase funds.
Metuh, who has filed a no case submission asking the court to discharge him from the seven- count money laundering charge preferred against him and his company, Destra Investment Limited, said the Prosecution Witness (PW5) evidence that presentation for which money was paid was made to Jonathan makes the investigation of his role as well as his evidence vital and indeed crucial without which no prima facie case can conceivably be said to have been made out. Chief Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN) led Metuh’s defence team.

“Dr. Jonathan, to whom the presentation was made for which the payment was made, is therefore a material and in­dispensible person in order for a prima facie case to be present. Where the prosecution failed to call such a vital witness, a strong presumption will arise that the evidence, if called, would be unfavourable to the prosecution.
Metuh argued that the EFCC has not established a prima facie case against him in line with Sections 302 and 357 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 since the prosecution has not made such case against him and his company.
“In any case, the “mens rea’ of the defendants to the effect that former NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) committed a criminal offence cannot be inferred, but must be established by a competent evidence which must come from the prosecution.
It is the case of Metuh that no evidence was laid out by the prosecution that N400 million was the proceed of alleged criminal conduct committed by Dasuki, adding that if anything, all the documents presented by the prosecution in the case only point out that the former NSA complied with due process and the contrary has not been pronounced by the court of competent jurisdiction.
“In this case, by the evidence of PW3 who works in the Office of the National Security Adviser [ONSA], the NSA is answerable to the then President Goodluck Jonathan only,” he said.READ FULL NEWS



 ENTERTAINMENT

=>"How I Met & Fell In Love With Femi Fani-Kayode" - 27-yr-old Precious Chikwendu

Actress, beauty queen, and pageant director, Precious Chikwendu is the new wife of 55-year-old PDP chieftain Femi Fani-Kayode. She delivered her first child Lotanna for the ex-minister of aviation recently. Lotanna is Fani-Kayode's 1st son and 6th child. Speaking on how they met, Chikwendu - a native of Awka in Anambra State and University of Calabar graduate- in an exclusive interview with City People said, "We met in Owerri at a friend’s house. We’ve been together for almost 2 years now." On what she likes about him, she said," I love his openess and bravery. He speaks his mind regardless of whose ox is gored. I love that he is very compassionate, passionate and very fair to everyone". And what is it about her husband she dislikes, she further added, "He could be strong willed and stubborn .When he decides on something it’s often difficult to change his mind. But I always find a way. He also doesn’t like stock fish(okporoko)."SOURCE 

Everybody was stunned yesterday when Annie Idibia put a mystery lady on blast and accused her of causing troubles in her home. I personally didn't even take it serious sef until this morning, I saw GOBE! grin

“Please tag her family members to put this woman in order,” Annie captioned the photo of the unknown woman, adding, “She needs to stop bugging my family. I’m a peaceful person.” And then she threatened to leak the lady’s messages.

From the conversations, and confirmation from top blogger Stella Dimoko Korkus, the mystery lady is Raymond Dokpesi’s niece who allegedly had been dating 2baba Idibia.
Now watching in 3D how this drama would eventually end
SOURCES

=>Ooni Of Ife Set To Remarry As First Marriage Crashes - Stella Dimoko-Korkus

                                                 
The Ooni of Ile Ife Oba Enitan Babatunde Adeyeye Ogunwusi has taken a new wife because his first marriage has crashed due to irreconcilable differences....
Have you noticed that Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has always been on his own to all occasions and even on his official coronation on the 7th of December 2015 there was a distance between him and his wife Adebukunola Ogunwusi?...well thats because Insiders allege his union to his ex wife was already so strained that both were no longer in talking terms as at when the Ooni ascended the throne.

Ex wife?Yes, because i hear the Marriage has fallen apart and cannot be salvaged.My sources inform me that ''Adebukunola never assumed the role of an Olori and never moved to the Palace,she left Ile-ife town as soon as the Coronation was over and has not been back there or seen with the Oba eye to eye...''
Reliable information from the palace is that the Ooni is an extremely happy king now cos he's about to be joined in Matrimony to Wuraola Otiti Zynab Obanor and the duo are in love.Wuraola from Oluyare Compound, Iremo Quarters in Ile- Ife But a native of Benin City.
Ile- Ife and Benin Kingdom Uniting?Wow!
The New Olori is from Royal Brass Casters guide family -Ine n' Igun and Her forefather Ezhoe from Oluyare compound, Ile Ife was requested for by the Oba of Benin - King Oguola from the Ooni Of Ife. Ezhoe left his son - Ighueghae who naturally became the head of the family after his father left back to Ife from Benin. Hmmmm strong ties between Benin and Ife and about to be re-ignited with this Marriage.
According to Stella Dimoko Korkus sources,Their union is already 95 percent completed, just for a few other formalities to be concluded within a few weeks.
Wuraola is relocating from the diaspora to take on her role as wife and Olori to a Powerfully Popular King,Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi,Ojaja II...



 TOP NEWS IN NIGERIA TODAY(MORNING EDITION)



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HISTORY: The Cinema of Nigeria And "Nollywood" (all you need to know)

Its Monday, and you know what we do on Mondays.. We share you histories. Well, this time it is about the entertainment industry, you are going to find all you want to know about the Nigerian movie industry, see how it was started, the key people who raised our darling "Nollywood" and more..


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Sunday, February 21, 2016

updated:TOP NEWS STORIES IN NIGERIA TODAY![21/02/2016]

Hello readers, Inside this post you will find trending important news in Nigeria today, you will find news that are of concern to Politics,Entertainment Economics,Locals and more... We update this page twice daily; morning and evening.



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Top Ten Most Consistent Nigerian Artists Of The Decade





Well, this time around T.I.N Magazine brings to you Nigeria’s most consistent hip-hop musicians of the decade.
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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Updated: Singer DAVIDO Full Biography

FULL NAME: David Adedeji Adeleke

DATE OF BIRTH: 21 November 1992

OCCUPATION: Recording artist singer-songwriter record producer.

MARITAL STATUS: NOT MARRIED

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T.I.N Exclusive Interview With Essi The Star (The Finnish Afrobeats Lady)


Essi
So, in this week's episode of T.I.N Exclusive we bring to you an interview we had with the Finnish star herself; its Essi The Star, that name definitely must ring a bell to people who have seen her videos. Essi is a singer from Finland who is into a Afrobeats music, she is in love with so many Nigerian songs and she make videos of herself singing different Nigerian songs.
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Friday, February 19, 2016

Actor Alex Ekubo Full Biography



FULL NAME:            Alex Ekubo-Okwaraeke

DATE OF BIRTH:     10 April 1986

OCCUPATION:          Actor, model

MARITAL STATUS:  Not Married


INTRODUCTION  
Alex Ekubo is a Nigerian actor and model. He was first runner up at the 2010 Mr Nigeria contest. Alex is young actor with many awards, he won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in Weekend Getaway and more after. 

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NSR: Checkout The First And The Oldest Storey Building In Nigeria.

We just added this to the NSR list, well, there have been controversies on this particular record, but after some considerations the NSR team have decided to enlist this particular record.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

updated: TOP NEWS STORIES IN NIGERIA TODAY![18/02/2016]

Hello readers, Inside this post you will find trending important news in Nigeria today, you will find news that are of concern to Politics,Entertainment Economics,Locals and more... We update this page twice daily; morning and evening.


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FLASH BACK PHOTOS OF THE WEEK... SEE THE LOOK OF SOME PLACES IN NIGERIA BACK THEN.

So its throwback Thursday again so we've decided to show you a few interesting photos of how Nigeria in particular used to look in the past..

Aerial view of ancient Kano in the 1940s. Lovely ain't it?

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Actor Uti Nwachukwu Full Biography


FULL NAME:          Uti Nwachukwu

DATE OF BIRTH:    August 3, 1982

OCCUPATION:       Actor,Model, TV Personality

MARITAL STATUS:  Married

INTRODUCTION
Uti Nwachukwu is a Nigerian actor, TV presenter, model and MC from Lagos best known as the winner of Big Brother All Stars, in 2010.
He first appeared on Big Brother Africa in Season 3 and was the third housemate evicted, on Sunday 5 October 2008.
He returned to the show in 2010 as one of the 14 "all stars" of Season 5, entitled Big Brother All Stars, and won the season.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Naira Devaluation & Falling Oil Prices: A Marshall Plan for Nigeria - Tony Ogunlowo

Tony Ogunlowo sent in this article and we find this article quite sensible and deep.. You should check this out if you interested in Nigeria's economy status.

                          

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TOP NEWS STORIES IN NIGERIA TODAY![17/02/2016]

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

updated:TOP NEWS STORIES IN NIGERIA TODAY![16/02/2016]

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HISTORY: Yoruba And Benin Kingdom the Missing Gap of History&Ile Ife the Final Resting Place of History

Well, on this week's histories episode, T.I.N Magazine have decided to showcase our readers interested in what relationship existed between the Benin Kingdom and the Yorubas. Well, history according to Kunle Sowunmi tells us deeply what happened before and after. enjoy the piece below:

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Olajumoke Orisaguna: From Bread Seller to Model(The Inspiring Story)

This is quite the thing of the moment in the country. Bread-seller turned model, how inspiring... Nnena of ConnectNigeria writes about her and you may consider checking her story out.

         Photo by Ty Bello

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Health Tips Of The Week: 10 Quick Facts about Cancer

We bring to you tips of the week, This time it is about certain things you should know about cancer in case you don't know.

Here are some things you should know about cancer:

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Full Biography/CV



FULL NAME:         Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo

DATE OF BIRTH:   8 March 1957

OCCUPATION:       Lawyer, Senior Advocate of Nigeria,Pastor,Politician

MARITAL STATUS: Married





INTRODUCTION  

Professor Yemi Osinbajo is the Vice President of Nigeria, in office since 29 May 2015. He is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, he is a lawyer and a pastor.

EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND  

Yemi Osinbajo was educated at Corona primary School, in Lagos, Nigeria. Between 1969–1975, he attended Igbobi College Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was educated at the University of Lagos, Nigeria (LLB, 1978) and the London School of Economics (LLM, 1980). He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1979. He has authored several books on civil procedure in Nigerian superior courts, rules of evidence and justice reform. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has more than 31 years of litigation experience including significant trial and appellate work. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo supervises the commercial litigation group at SimmonsCooper Partners (SCP), a leading commercial litigation and corporate commercial firm in Nigeria.



Work Experience: Simmons Cooper Partners (Barristers and Solicitors), Senior Partner, 2007 till date; University of Lagos, Professor of Law, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, 2007 to 2013; Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice; Member of Cabinet, Lagos State, 1999 to May 2007 ; United Nations Secretary General’s Committee of Experts on Conduct and Discipline of UN Peacekeeping Personnel around the globe, Member (2006); United Nations Operations in Somalia, Staff Member, Justice Division, UNOSOM II; Law Firm of Osinbajo, Kukoyi & Adokpaye, Partner; University of Lagos, Professor of Law and Head of Department of Public Law (1997-1999), Federal Government of Nigeria, Special Adviser to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, (legal advice and litigation), 1988-1992; University of Lagos, Senior Lecturer I (1983-86), Lecturer II (1981-1983), Bendel Development and Planning Authority, Legal Officer (Youth Service),1979-1980Education: London School of Economics & Political Science, Master of Laws – 1980, Nigerian Law School – 1979, Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria Winner of Graham-Douglas Prize for Commercial Law University of Lagos, 1975-78, LLB, Second Class Upper, Winner State Merit Award -, Igbobi College Yaba – 1969-75, School Prize for English Oratory, 1971, 1972; Adeoba Prize for English Oratory 1972-1975; Elias Prize for Best Performance in History (WASC) – 1973, School Prize for Literature (HSC), 1975; African Statesman Intercollegiate Best Speaker’s Prize, 1974.


POLITICAL CAREER AND LIFE

After the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013, Yemi was tasked, with other notable Nigerians, to design and produce a manifesto for the new political party. This culminated in the presentation of the "Roadmap to a New Nigeria" , a document published by APC as its manifesto if elected to power . The highlights of the Roadmap included a free schools meal plan, a conditional cash transfer to the 25 million poorest Nigerians if they enroll children in school and immunise them. There were also a number of programs designed to create economic opportunities for Nigeria's massive youth population.
On 17 December 2014 the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, retired General Muhammadu Buhari, announced Osinbajo as his running mate and vice-presidential candidate for the 2015 general elections.
On 31 March 2015 Buhari was confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the presidential elections. Thus Osinbajo became the Vice President-elect of Nigeria. They were both sworn in on 29 May 2015.

Professor Yemi Osinbajo assumed office after taking the oath of office on 29th May, 2015 at the Eagle Square, Abuja. As the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he is expected to oversee the economic planning team and report, as well as make recommendations, to the president who takes the final decision. Because of his legal background and antecedents as a commissioner for justice in Lagos state for eight years, many expect that he will contribute a great deal to the much needed reform of the judicial system at the national level. During the 2014/2015 campaigns of the All progressives Congress, Professor Yemi Osinbajo held numerous town hall meetings across the country as against the popular rallies that many Nigerians and their politicians were used to. One of his campaign promises, which he has recently reiterated, was the plan to feed a school child a meal per day. Beyond feeding the school children, he has recently emphasized that this plan will create jobs (another campaign promise) for those who will make it happen.

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was also the Pastor in charge of the Lagos Province 48, Olive Tree provincial headquarter parish, Ikoyi before his inauguration into office as the Vice President of Nigeria. He however still insists that he remains the pastor-in-charge of the said province and he his only on loan to the Federal Government. In his words,”Just like Pastor Ibitayo has said we are on loan. I am still the pastor-in-charge of Province 48 in Lagos and my wife remains wife of the pastor-in-charge.”


AWARDS AND WORKS

Yemi Osinbajo, has received several awards, they include:
  • State Merit Award 1971;
  • the School Prize for English Oratory, 1972
  • Adeoba Prize for English Oratory 1972–1975
  • Elias Prize for Best Performance in History (WASC) 1973
  • School Prize for Literature (HSC), 1975
  • African Statesman Intercollegiate Best Speaker’s Prize, 1974
  • President Goodluck Jonathan conferred on Osinbajo the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger on May 28, 2015.

Memberships

He is a member of the following professional bodies:
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association,
  • Nigerian Body of Benchers
  • Council of Legal Education in Nigeria and Senior Advocate of Nigeria

Chapters contributed to Books
  • The Common Law, The Evidence Act and The Interpretation of Section 5(a) in Essays in Honour of Judge Elias (1986) (J.A. Omotola, ed) pgs. 165-18;
  • Some Reforms in The Nigerian Law of Evidence Chapter in Law and Development (1986), (J.A. Omotola and A.A. Adeogun eds.) pgs. 282–311;
  • Rules of Evidence in Criminal Trials in the Nigerian Special Military Tribunals Chapter 2 in Essays on Nigerian Law, Vol ... 1, Pgs. 28–42. (J.A. Omotola ed),
  • Some Public Law Considerations in Environmental Protection. Chapter in “Environmental Laws in Nigeria”, (J.A. Omotola ed.) 1990 pgs 128–149,
  • Domestic and International Protection for Women: “Landmarks on the Journey so far” in Women and Children under Nigerian Law”. (Awa U. Kalu & Yemi Osinbajo eds.) 1990. pgs. 231–241
  • Some Problems of Proof of Bank Frauds and Other Financial Malpractices in Bank Frauds and Other Financial Malpractices in Nigeria (Awa Kalu ed.)
  • FMJL Review Series, Modalities For The Implementation of The Transition Provisions in The New Constitution in Law Development and Administration (Yemi Osinbajo & Awa Kalu eds.) (1990).
  • FMJL Review Series, Legal and Institutional Framework For The Eradication of Drug Trafficking in Nigeria – Narcotics: Laws and Policy in Nigeria (Awa Kalu & Yemi Osinbajo eds.) 1990
  • Proof of Customary Law in non-Customary Courts, – Towards a Restatement of Nigerian Customary Laws, (Osinbajo & Awa Kalu eds.) 1991,
  • External Debt Management: Case Study of Nigeria – International Finance and External Debt Management, UNDP/UNCTC, 1991,
  • Judicial and Quasi-judicial Processing of Economic and organised Crimes: Experiences, Problems etc. Essays in Honour of Judge Bola Ajibola, (Prof. C.O. Okonkwo ed.) 1992,
  • Human Rights, Economic Development and the Corruption Factor in Human Rights and the Rule of Law and Development in Africa (Paul T. Zeleza et al. eds) 2004
Articles published in law journals
  • Legitimacy and Illegitimacy under Nigerian Law Nig. J. Contemp. Law. (1984–87) pgs. 30–45
  • Unraveling Evidence of Spouses in Nigeria, Legal Practitioners Review Vol. 1 No. 2 1987 pgs. 23–28
  • Can States Legislate on Rules of Evidence? Nigerian Current Law Review 1985 pgs. 234–242
  • Problems of Proof in Declaration of Title to Land, Journal of Private and Property Law Vol. 6 & 7, October 1986, pgs. 47–68
  • Interpretation of Section 131(a) of the Evidence Act. Journal of Private and Property Law Vol. 6 & 7 (1986), pgs. 118–122
  • Review of Some Decrees of the Structural Adjustment Era (Part 1, 2, 3), (1989) 2 GRBPL No. 2 (Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law) pgs.60–63, (1989) 2 GRBPL No. 3 (Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law) pgs. 51–55, (1989) 2 GRBPL No. 4 (Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law)
  • Current Issues in Transnational Lending and Debt Restructuring Agreements part 1 and 2, Autonomy, Academic Freedom and the Laws Establishing Universities in Nigeria (1990) Jus. Vol. 1 No. 2, pgs. 53–64, Admissibility of Computer Generated Evidence. (1990) Jus. Vol. 1 No. 1 pgs. 9–12
  • Allegations of Crime in Civil Proceedings, U.I. Law Review 1987;
  • Roles, Duties and Liabilities of Collateral Participants and Professional Advisers in Unit Trust Schemes (1991) Jus. Vol. 1 No. 7 pgs. 71–83, Reform of the Criminal Law of Evidence in Nigeria (1991) Jus. 2 No. 4 Pgs. 71–98
  • Profit and Loss Sharing Banks – (1990) Jus. Vol. 2 No. 8, Juvenile Justice Administration in Nigeria.
  • A review of the Beijing Rules. (1991) Jus. Vol. 2 No. 6. Pgs. 65–73
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  • Legality in a Collapsed State: The Somalia Experience 45 ICLQ 1996, pgs. 910–924.
Books published/edited
  • Nigerian Media Law, GRAVITAS Publishers 1991
  • Cases and Materials on Nigerian Law of Evidence, Macmillan, 1996
  • Integration of the African Continent Through Law” (Edward Foakes Publishers, 1989, vol. 7, Federal Ministry of Justice Law Review Series)
  • Towards A Better Administration of Justice System in Nigeria” (Edward Foakes Publishers, 1989)
  • FMJL Review Series, “Women and Children Under Nigerian Law”
  • FMJL Review Series, The Unification and Reform of the Nigerian Criminal Law and Procedure Codes – (Malthouse Press), 1990
  • Law Development and Administration (Malthouse Press), 1990
  • Narcotics: Law and Policy in Nigeria, FMJL Review Series 1990
  • Perspectives on Human Rights in Nigeria FMJL Review Series 1991
  • Perspectives on Corruption in Nigeria, FMJL Review Series 1992
  • Democracy and the Law, FMJL Review Series, 1991
  • The Citizens Report Card on Local Governments (with Omayeli Omatsola 1998)
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – A training Agenda for Nigeria (with Bankole Olubamise and Yinka Balogun, 1998) Legal Research and Resource Development Centre
  • Annotated Rules of the Superior Courts of Nigeria (with Ade Ipaye) Lexis-Nexis Butterworths 2004
  • Cross Examination: A Trial Lawyer’s Most Potent Weapon (with Fola-Arthur Worrey) Lexis-Nexis Butterworths 2006

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

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TOP NEWS IN NIGERIA TODAY(EVENING EDITION)


=>Nigerian Army to Increase Personnel Strength to 200,000-ThisDay

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt General Tukur Buratai, has disclosed that the army will embark on an ambitious expansion programme to address the manpower needs of the force to respond appropriately to contemporary threats to national security.
To this effect, Buratai said the army planned to increase its personnel strength from its present 100,000 to slightly above 200,000 in the next eight years.
The COAS, while delivering a lecture titled: ‘Nigerian Army: Challenges and Future Perspectives,’  at the National Defence College (NDC), Abuja, added that 12,000 personnel would be recruited in 2016 alone to fill the vacancies created as a result of the new establishments in the army.
He explained that the army’s expansion programme was aimed at boosting its response capacity while stressing that its capabilities to effectively deal with its present challenges were however not in doubt.
According to him, the contemporary national security needs and Nigeria’s territorial size require more than what the army presently have in terms of personnel strength.
Buratai noted that the citing of the Special Forces Training Centre in Buni Yadi in Yobe State, which is one of the theatres of the Boko Haram war, was an indication of the army’s determination to end insurgency.
In his lecture, Buratai identified Nigeria’s weak industrial base, the effect of climate change on the environment and Nigeria’s porous borders as some of the factors fuelling armed conflict in Nigeria.
The army chief said the force would establish a new division in Borno State. 
He said the establishment of the 8 Division, Nigerian Army,  located in the northern part of Borno State,  was part of strategic plan by the army to boost military operations against terrorists particularly in areas around the Lake Chad Basin.
The Nigerian army under the then COAS,  Lt-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd),  in August 2013, established the 7 Infantry Division in Maiduguri to boost the military’s counter-insurgency operation in the North-east.
Even though detail of the new establishment was not disclosed, Buratai said the new division would soon become fully operational with logistics and manpower deployments.
The army chief also disclosed that plans were underway to establish another division to be known as the 6 Division, Nigerian Army,  with Headquarters in yet to be identified location in the South-south region of the country.
According to him, “The establishment of the new divisions is part of a strategic plan to improve on the Nigerian army’s operational capabilities in the face of emerging threats to national security.”Buratai noted that the establishment of the additional formations would bring the number of divisions in the Nigerian army to eight.
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=>Anambra, ABX-World, Begin Agro-Allied Exports To Europe Worth Over $5 Billion-Vanguard


Anambra State Government and her partner, ABX World, a Nigerian based courier/cargo Company, in collaboration with Arik Air and Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL), have commenced agro-allied export to European countries.

The export is valued at over $5.2 billion annually. ABX World is an EU certified (EUC) cargo agent, and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) “Authorised Cargo Agent”. Obiano Speaking on the development, Anambra State Commissioner for Agriculture, Honourable Afam Mbanefo, said that the government’s penchant for agricultural development was to eliminate poverty, create job and improve the internally generated revenue (IGR) of the state.
According to Mbanefo, “As a people oriented administration, Governor Willie Obiano has always sought for ways to create security, create good road network, create night life; these are things that will get people involve, bring in investors and tourism. Now, the agro-allied export is another testament to the Government unrelenting efforts to ensure Anambra State farmers do not lack market to sell their products. “It is very imperative to note that before commencing the exports, the farmers through their cooperative societies received training and certification.

In other words, we are confident that these products like pumpkin leaf (Ugu), and others will meet the market standard. As a government we are happy about this new development and we are thankful to other facilitators like ABX World,” the Commissioner said. Confirming this to newsmen in Lagos, ABX World Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Captain John Okakpu, said that the gesture was capable of generating jobs, eliminating poverty and restoring investors’ confidence in the State. Capt. Okakpu added that they are working with other partners, Arik Air and SAHCOL to ensure that about seventy-five (75) farm products of which Ugu- pumpkin leaf tops the list, are exported from Nigeria to Europe and rest of the world.
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 =>Pastor caught sleeping with another man's wife- PMnews

– A pastor has fled after being caught pants down with another man’s wife
– The woman’s husband burst in on the pair while they were “praying”
– The couple’s daughter informed her father that the affair had been going on for months
– The woman and the pastor are reported to be on the run
The house where pastor victor ran out naked. Photo: PM News
A pastor identified only as Victor, has reportedly fled after being caught pants down with another man’s wife in Lagos.
According to a PM News report, the pastor sneaked into a man’s house to have carnal knowledge of the wife before he was caught pants down in Ejigbo area of Lagos state.
Reportedly he had already pulled off his trousers but had to run out wearing only his underwear when the husband, identified as Vitalis Okere, barged into his home.
The pastor, it was revealed, had been repeatedly going into the man’s apartment and sleeping the woman, identified as Chidinma, for several months.
Okere, who is a security guard and spends much of his time at work, did not know about the affair until he was informed by his 11-year old daughter.
The man would leave home in the afternoon to return the following morning and when he had left the house, the randy pastor would take over when their five children had gone to school.
The pair would continue with the act pretending they were praying, while the children were locked outside when they returned from school.
The eldest daughter was said to have informed their father of the incident and on the day nemesis caught up with the adulterous pair, Okere pretended that he was going to work and would return the next day and the pastor came as usual, expecting to carry out his practice.
But, the pair were stunned when Okore returned unannounced, met his children outside while the pastor and Chidinma locked themselves inside.
The man asked the wife to open the door but when it was taking too long for her to do this, he forcefully opened the door and Victor rushed out in his pants, leaving behind his pair of trousers and soutane in the room.
The woman reportedly denied the allegations when her husband confronted her as she claimed that they were just praying when he arrived.
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=>CSOs kick as FG sacks 13 Vice Chancellors of ‘Jonathan’s Varsities’-Punch


The Vice Chancellors of National Open University of Nigeria, Prof. Vincent Tenebe and his counterparts in the 12 Federal Universities that were established by the administration of former President, Goodluck Jonathan have been sacked by the Federal Government.
A terse statement signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, obtained by journalists on Saturday in Abuja simply said President Muahammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of new Vice Chancellors for the Universities.
Already, the sack has started generating controversies, with some pundits arguing that for NOUN, it is only the Governing Council of which Tenebe is a members, that could remove the VC.
While the NOUN VC was replaced with Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu of the Department of Mass Communication, Bayero University, Kano, the substantive Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Prof. Mohammed Kundiri, was transferred to the Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State,  
The Vice Chancellors of National Open University of Nigeria, Prof. Vincent Tenebe and his counterparts in the 12 Federal Universities that were established by the administration of former President, Goodluck Jonathan have been sacked by the Federal Government.
A terse statement signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, obtained by journalists on Saturday in Abuja simply said President Muahammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of new Vice Chancellors for the Universities.
Already, the sack has started generating controversies, with some pundits arguing that for NOUN, it is only the Governing Council of which Tenebe is a members, that could remove the VC.
While the NOUN VC was replaced with Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu of the Department of Mass Communication, Bayero University, Kano, the substantive Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Prof. Mohammed Kundiri, was transferred to the Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State,   Incidentally, our correspondent had an exclusive interview with Tenebe on Friday during a press briefing on a movie entitled: “I Believe”, which had Chika Okpala (aka Zebrudaya Okoro-Igwe Nwa Ugo alias 430); Desmond Elliot, Patience Ozokwo as casts.
A human rights organisation, Coalition of Civil Society Groups has protested against the sack in a letter to Buhari, demanding the reversal.
In a petition to President Buhari signed by its President, Etuk Bassey Williams and Secretary-General, Ibrahim Abubakar, the CCSG said pursuant to the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No.11 of 1993 (as amended) by decree No.25, 1996 and further amended in 2003 and 2012 respectively and other agreements as contained in the 2009 FGN staff union agreement, it was in total disagreement with the recent sacking of 13 Vice-Chancellors  by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
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 =>Breaking: Cultists on rampage,15 feared dead in Rivers-Vanguard

PORT HARCOURT – About fifteen persons were killed by suspected cultists in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba Egbema Ndoni local government area on Friday night. Community sources who did not want their names in print said some of those killed were beheaded by the assailants. They said the suspected cultists who were heavily armed struck in the community between the hours of 8pm till about 10pm unchallenged. Ritual-killingsRitual-killings The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad confirmed the death of six in the sad incident, saying it was largely a battle for supremacy among rival cult groups in the area. “The incident is reasonably believed to be a battle of supremacy between rival cult groups in the town. As it is now the situation is under control as more anti riot policemen were drafted to reinforce the existing security in the town. As for casualties, six dead bodies of the suspected cultists were recovered “, he said, The shooting created tension and panic in the council headquarters as many residents reportedly ran indoors. ” When we came out this morning we started hearing wailing in several homes. A man and his wife were among those killed. Some were even be headed “, one of the sources said.
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 => Odion Ighalo Wins 2015 Goal Nigeria Player Of The Year Award-Nationalhelm

Watford forward Odion Ighalo has won the 2015 Goal Nigeria Player of the Year award after seeing off keen competition from Portland Timbers’ Fanendo Adi. The 26-year-old follows in the footsteps of his illustrious compatriots who have won the prestigious award: John Obi Mikel (2012 & 2013) and Vincent Enyeama (2014).
Ighalo took 30.5 per cent of the votes ahead of Adi, whose 28.6 per cent made this the most keenly contested Goal Nigeria Player of the Year award since inception as the field was widened from five to 10 contestants.
The Watford striker was presented with his award in England during the week and he appreciated the fans for believing in him.
“First, I thank God for the great achievement and all that and I’m very happy to have won the Goal Nigeria Player of the Year award. It’s a great achievement for me in my career and my life,” Ighalo said. “Thanks to my family, thanks to all those who made it possible, my team-mates, my coaches and all the people who gave me the opportunity to grow as a player and most especially those who made this award at Goal and the fans that chose me to be the winner of the award. “I thank every one of them and I think this is the sign of a good thing and it’s giving me motivation to work hard, to keep doing my best and make sure I win more.”
Ighalo had a breakthrough 2015 where he scored 30 goals in 75 appearances for Watford who gained promotion to the Premier League, the highest in English league football. He also made his senior Nigeria debut and scored a penalty in a 2-0 defeat of Chad in Kaduna.
Voting took place throughout December on the Goal Nigeria website.
How The Fans Voted (%)
1. 30.5 - Ighalo
2. 28.6 - Adi
3. 10.8 – Osimhen
4. 8.2 – Martins
5. 7.5 – Ujah
6. 4.9 – Musa
7. 2.8 – Simon
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=>  Naira dips to worst low, now N338 to $1


The naira hit a record low of N338 against the dollar on Friday.This is as the Bankers Committee announced its decision to stop providing foreign exchange for school fees and medical bills payment.
The Bankers Committee had on Thursday announced the decision to include school fees and medical bills among the items that are not valid for forex.
Forex dealers said the continued shortage of forex in the economy and the Bankers Committee’s sudden decision to stop funding school fees and medical bills payment had combined to increase demand for the United States currency.
The local currency had closed at 335, 318, 313.5 and 310 on Thursday, Wednesday, Tuesday and Monday, respectively.
The CBN has left the official exchange rate unchanged at N197 to the dollar on its official interbank window.
Tumbling global oil prices have battered Nigeria’s oil-dependent economy, with external reserves down to an 11-year low at $27.89bn on February 9, Reuters reported.
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ENTERTAINMENT

=>Busty Actress, Foluke Daramola, Legally Weds Hubby Kayode Salako (Photo)

Actress Foluke Daramola legally wed her hubby, Kayode Salako at Kosofe Local Government Registry, today Feb. 13th. Her friend/fellow actress, Mojisola Olaiya shared the photos. Congrats to them!
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TOP NEWS IN NIGERIA TODAY(MORNING EDITION)


=>Boko Haram: Bloody attack in Goshi, 27 killed, 7 injured-Naij.com

– Cameroon soldiers engaged Boko Haram fighters in a fierce battled
– The troops killed 27 terrorists while 7 soldiers had various degrees injury
Emerging reports suggests that a bloody clash which took place in Goshi town has led to the death of 27 jihadist.
The Associated Press reports that Cameroon soldiers killed at least 27 Boko Haram fighters after launching a cross-border operation in the Nigerian locality of Goshi that also resulted in the death of one soldier, a senior military official said.
At least seven other soldiers were injured in the operation early Thursday, said Gen Jacob Kodji.
Kodji said the Nigerian Islamic extremist group launched a series of attacks in Cameroon earlier this week.
“At least 27 Boko Haram fighters were killed in Thursday morning’s operation,” said the commander of Cameroon troops in the area.
The soldiers remain on the battle front there, he added.
Ashigashiya straddles the order of northern Cameroon and Nigeria. Regional forces from both countries have since December 2015 been launching raids on Boko Haram strongholds along their boarders.
It will be recalled that six people were killed in Cameroon on Wednesday, February 10, following a double suicide attack in the village of Nguetchewe, which lies close to the border.
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=>CBN bans use of dollars for overseas fees, medical trips
- ChannelsTV


Reports have it that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has placed a ban on the use of dollar to pay for overseas school fees.
Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor
According to Boason Omofaye, the head of business news at Channels television, who made this assertion this morning, overseas school fees and medical tourism have been placed on CBN’s foreign exchange prohibitive list.
By this directive, Nigerians who may need to go outside the country for education purpose or health care will have to get the foreign currency from the parallel market to carry out their engagements.
This reason for this new development could not be ascertained but it may not be unconnected to the weakening state of the Nigerian currency against the dollar on the parallel market.
Only yesterday, experts from all walks of life assembled at a business colloquium to debate if it is imperative to devaluate the naira.
The colloquium, facilitated by The Cable, an online newspaper, took place at the civic centre, Lagos.
Titled “Naira On Trial: To devaluate or Not?” had business tycoons, professionals, analysts, among others in attendance.
The keynote speakers took turns to share their insights on the topic focusing on the merits and demerits of devaluating Naira.
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 =>Biafra agitation: Kanu makes strong declaration for Biafra-AFP

– Nnamdi Kanu, the embattled pro-Biafra leader believes it will take some bloodshed to actualize the Biafran dream.
– Kanu makes a striking revelation that the death of some Biafrans is inevitable but their sacrifice will be worth it in the end when Biafra eventually becomes a reality.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has made a very striking revelation regarding the agitation for Biafra.
The embattled Biafran leader has revealed that some troubled times lay ahead of the course, he however notes that the dream must still come to fruition.
The pro-Biafra chief whose arrest sparked a wave of protests across Nigeria’s southeast said he is ” prisoner of conscience” and would do all within his might to see that the dream of an independent state of Biafra comes to pass.
He told AFP from jail that “Biafra has come to stay,”
Communicating his thoughts through his brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, the radio Biafra director said: “They will kill us but by the end Biafra will come,” the 48-year-old added: “I am a prisoner of conscience and killing unarmed Biafran protesters is a crime against humanity.”
It will be recalled that ten people were allegedly killed in Aba on Tuesday, February 9, following a protest staged by the IPOB. The supposed peaceful march which ended up bloody, was held in condemnation of the prolonged detention of Kanu.
Twenty other pro-Biafra agitators reportedly got injured in the course of a surprise attack launched by security operatives.
Following the killing, the IPOB said it will switch into a new mode in which it can defend itself against hostilities by Nigerian security agencies.
In the same vein the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), has warned that it would drag the security operatives to the International Court of Justice at The Hague. The OYC debate that the people of Biafra have their rights which the Nigeria security agencies are infringing upon.
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=>Dasukigate: EFCC swoops on 7 army generals-Bellanaija

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating 12 senior army officers for their role in the $2.1billion arms deals.
Colonel Ojogbane Adegbe, the former ADC to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan is been investigated by EFCC over the disbursement of more than N10 billion oil proceeds to PDP members.
The senior officers who were sent to the EFCC by the military authorities will be tried by a military Court Martial if found culpable.
Disclosing this in a statement on Friday, February 12, acting director of army public relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman said the senior officers “comprised of comprised of 3 serving Major Generals, and one retired, 3 Brigadier Generals, 4 Colonels and 1 Lieutenant Colonel”.
Likewise, reports have it that Colonel Ojogbane Adegbe, ex-president Goodluck Jonathan’s aide-de-camp (ADC), is also facing investigation by the EFCC over the disbursement of more than N10 billion oil proceeds to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination convention delegates.
Col. Ojogbane Adegbe is being detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which is on the trail of another key aide to the former President – Waripamowei Dudafa, former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the forthcoming rerun election in Benue south senatorial district, Daniel Onjeh has asked his opponent and former Senate President, David Mark to explain what happened to the N1bn earmarked by the federal government for the dualization of Otukpo township road.
Onjeh said Mark, who represented the zone from 1999 till November 28, 2015, is in a better position to explain who the contract was awarded to since it passed through the senate chamber.
The aspiring senator made this call following the revelation by the Senate committee on Works that a contractor collected N1bn from the Federal Ministry of Works for the dualization of Otukpo township road and disappeared.
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 =>Fayose fears no foes, says he is ready for EFCC probe-Naij.com

Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state, made an unexpected announcement on Friday, February 12.
Speaking during the flag off of the proposed ultramodern Oja Oba market, the governor said that he was ready to be probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt practices and other Related Offences Commission.
Calling on the anti-graft agencies to scrutinize the financial dealings of his government, Fayose said:
“I know that I have so many enemies and that is why I have been following due process in all my dealings. There are enemies for me when I sleep and when I wake up, so I have to be careful. I don’t want my enemies to latch on technicality to get at me.”
Commeting on the rumoured intentions of some bigwigs in the Peoples Democratic Party to dump the PDP, Fayose noted that he was not scared by the defection threats.
“If you want to go, you better leave now. I always rely on the masses rather than politicians, because they don’t betray like politicians.
“Politics is a game and we shall play it for them in 2018. When you make the people your pillar, you will never fail. I am confident that I will defeat them if election is held here 20 times, because I make the masses the pillar of support,” he stressed.
Vanguard reports that Fayose assured people of the state that the new Oja Oba market, which was demolished in November 2015, would be ready in 18 months.
Appealing to all those market men and women, who had suffered as a result of the demolition, the governor said that they would have cause to rejoice with him after the completion of the project.
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 => Ogun Pastor Prays Recharge Card Into His Church Members Phone-Newseveryhour

Such hilarity! This happened at a church in Ogun state recently. Never seen anything like it before.lol The pastor pictured above said he wanted to show his members how powerful God is. He then asked them to bring out their phones and prayed that God should miraculously credit their phones.

After the prayer, one of the female members testified that she had only N9 balance on her phone before the prayers but after the prayer, she saw N750 credit on her phone. Another one said she had N50 but after the prayers, she checked her balance and it was N100....Eyin oluwa logo! Lol.
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=>  Parents weep as court sends 16 ABUAD students to prison-The Nation

Tears flowed freely inside the Ekiti State Judiciary premises on Friday as a Chief Magistrate’s Court remanded 16 students of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Ado Ekiti in prison custody for their roles in the mayhem that rocked the institution last Sunday.
They are being prosecuted for attempted robbery, arson and burglary allegedly committed during the riot that occurred on the campus of the private university.
They were accused of attempting to rob a branch of Wema Bank located inside the campus, setting houses of ABUAD security staff members ablaze and burglary of a boutique belonging to the wife of the university’s founder, Mrs. Modupe Babalola.
Parents of the remanded students broke down and wept profusely as their children were being marched into a Toyota pick-up van belonging to the state command of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) heading for the Federal Prisons, Ado Ekiti.
The affected students are to remain in prison custody pending an advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The mother of the only female student among the accused persons amid sobs asserted the innocence of her daughter who was said to be in her final year at the university.
A distraught mother of one of the embattled students lamented saying: “I have been fasting and praying, why is my child implicated in this case? I have struggled to give him the best education, I didn’t know this is where it would take him. My child is innocent oh!”
Reprieve, however came the way of six of the accused persons as Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye, dropped charges against them for the same offences consequent upon an application by the police prosecutor, Samson Osobu.
The six were among those earlier granted N300,000 bail on a six-count charge of rioting, possession of firearms and malicious damage.
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=> REVEALED: Possible locations of Chibok girls identified by the Nigerian Air Force-Nigerianeye 


Possible locations of the abducted Chibok school girls may have been identified by the Nigerian Air Force ,according to indications last night.
The Director of Public Relations of the Air Force, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, told Channels Television that the force has therefore abstained from attacking the identified areas to avoid hitting the girls.
The latest aerial bombardment of Sambisa forest,Famuyiwa said, had been aimed at the logistics base of the Boko Haram sect and not areas where the Chibok girls could be located.
He said:“We have no fears that the girls are not there because hat particular location has been under surveillance for quite a while and we suspected maybe it’s a kind of ammunition depot or maybe a workshop that they are using as their logistics place.
“Once you take off the logistics base, of course you gradually weaken the resolve of the enemy to be able to prosecute any campaign.”
Group Captain Famuyiwa said the military is deploying the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to maximum use in its battle with Boko Haram because it is cheaper to run and reduces lives.
The UAVs,he said : “have the capability to be airborne for up to eleven hours and they are quite cheap to maintain. So, we have been able to employ the UAV to a great extent to carry out reconnaissance and surveillance basically for intelligence gathering on the activities of the Boko Haram.”
He said that the UAVs have also helped the Air Force to understand the terrorists’ pattern of movement and “how to be able to counter them should they want to strike or spring any surprise”.
The girls were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School,Chibok,Borno State.
Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo said last week that the girls may never be found again.
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ENTERTAINMENT

=>Exclusive: Dancehall star Patoranking collaborating with Fuji icon K1 De Ultimate?

– Fresh reports reaching say Dancehall star Patoranking and Fuji legend K1 De Ultimate are collaborating on a song
– Details of the song are still sketchy but the reps of the Fuji icon have confirmed this to our sources
Fuji legend K1 De Ultimate is currently in the studio recording a song with Dancehall star Patoranking.
Naij.com gathered exclusive details of this from the music icon’s media team and we can say the collaboration will be one to look forward to.
The Fuji star is currently working on his album which is in conclusion stage.
File photo of Patoranking and K1 De Ultimate with other members of their team.
He spoke to Naij.com a short while ago on the major points to look out for in the music album, saying it will be a great one.
He also discussed plans to embark on a tour across the world as soon as the album drops.
This collaboration is not the first of its kind with the ace entertainer and younger artistes.
He once collaborated with singer Blacky in addition to the fact that his materials have been sampled several times by others.
Speaking on this, he told Naij.com that he always gives permission for his music to be sampled as it is a chief means of showing support to the younger generation.
He said: “You see, from time past Lagbaja had sampled my music Show Colour and if anyone else comes to me today, I will give a go ahead for it. It is another way of showing support for them to do well. I have done collaborations in the past with Blacky.
“The one Olamide did, yea he had my go ahead. And very many of them still come around. That is music for you, the music family is one happy family.”
K 1 De Ultimate is a renowned Fuji musician in Nigeria. He is respected around the world over.
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=>  Actress Monalisa Chinda ready to remarry?
Monalisa-Chinda
Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda, whose marriage to the Question Mark label boss, Dejo Richards, crashed about seven years ago, may be warming up to give marriage another chance. If the buzz making the rounds is anything to reckon with, then the 41-year-old mother of one will be walking down the aisle before the end of this month. Monalisa-ChindaMonalisa-Chinda Sources close to the actress revealed that she would be tying the nuptial knots with one Victor Coker, who is said to hail from the Niger Delta region. Recall that her marriage to ex-husband, Segun Dejo-Richard, hit the rocks as a result of purported domestic violence. According to reports, the beautiful actress is currently engaged to the said Victor Coker, who paid her bride price in December 2015, at their introduction ceremony. They have chosen February 20th as their engagement date and an undisclosed date in May 2016, for the white wedding scheduled to hold in Greece. It was further gathered that the traditional wedding would take place at the actress’ father’s compound in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, with a few of her celebrity friends in attendance.
Recall that Monalisa once said that she regretted being divorced. According to her, “One thing I regret most is the fact that I am divorced. Where I come from, I’m the first daughter. I’m from a royal family, it has never been on record in my family that the first daughter would walk out of her matrimonial home. But it was a matter of life and death, otherwise, I would have stayed back and make my marriage work.”
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=>Olajumoke Orisaguana Gets Luxury Apartment In Lagos (pics)

According to Chris Ogunlowo,former Agege bread seller turned model Olajumoke has been given a luxury home in Lagos.
Chris wrote...
This is ‪#‎Olajumoke‬. She’s just been offered a furnished luxury apartment in Lagos and an enrollment into the Poise finishing school. This is a clever (and humane) PR by Sujimoto Construction Limited. Very clever. (Only if I were one of dem lifestyle and gossip bloggers, I would have been screaming EXCLUSIVE, earn massive traffic to my site and likely ruin these pictures with watermarks!, lol). Her husband looks kinda dazed as though he’s trying to figure if the Bible says, “he who finds a GOOD wife or he who finds a LUCKY wife… “. But, really, how incredible that someone can be this lucky in a Buhari economy!”
Congrats to her.What a turning point in her life!Everybody fit make am na matter of time
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