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Saturday, 21 July 2018

Nigerians Supporting #Endsars Are Criminally Minded – IG Of Police

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, has rubbished the ongoing #EndSARS campaign on social media (A viral campaign against the brutal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS), stating that many Nigerians on social media  supporting the #EndSARS campaign are “criminally-minded”.
The police chief made this comment during a recent chat with the press, where journalists asked him to comment on the viral ‘clamour’ for the #EndSARS.
“You see, you have to be careful about this calmouring,” said the police chief to the journalists. “You know, social media is a technology–technology available to those that are criminally-minded and we have to be careful the way we respond to some of these ‘clamouring’ like you are saying.”
He continued, “SARS is a unit of the police that I believe should be sustained. What we are doing is to ensure that they are properly trained and we are providing facility for them that will make work easier for them. But I have to tell you that they are doing a very wonderful job.”
The video has stirred heated reactions on social media.
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Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG

The Lagos State Government has called on the Federal Government to postpone the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in order not to further paralyse traffic in the metropolis.
A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan on Thursday said the State Government would urge the Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing to consider shifting the proposed closure dates for the Third Mainland Bridge to a latter date to avoid compounding the situation.
The government said the Ikorodu Road and adjoining roads would not be adequate to cope if Third Mainland Bridge was shut for repairs at a time that Apapa-Oshodi express road and others leading in and out of the ports were experiencing an unusual, albeit, temporary traffic snarl.
“It is indeed pathetic that private firms seeking to make profit from legitimate commerce would continue to subject the citizens of Lagos State to horrendous pains inspite of the provision of holding bays for their trucks and tankers until it is their turn to pick goods at the ports,” it stated.
However, the state government expressed deep sympathies with commuters and residents of Apapa and other parts of Lagos affected by the lingering logjam occasioned by the congestion created by trucks and articulated vehicles along the Apapa vehicular corridor.
The statement said government expressed sadness over the difficulties faced by motorists and commuters seeking the use of the Apapa-Oshodi highway and other routes leading to the ports.
Blaming the renewed congestion on the recalcitrance of owners and drivers of tankers and trucks to fully comply with the subsisting directive that restricts their movement within the State, the Government also attributes the worsened situation to the ongoing industrial action by a section of workers at the Apapa ports which has slowed down the pace of goods clearance as well as the slow pace of repair works on the roads leading to the ports, most of which are federal roads.
To ameliorate the situation, the Government assured Lagosians that the State Police Command and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have been directed to flood the affected areas with sufficient officers to further control traffic and bring sanity to bear “on this hectic situation so as to bring immediate succour to our people.”
The statement added that the recent rehabilitation of the truck park at Orile Iganmu, with capacity to take 3,000 trucks shows the commitment of the Akinwunmi Ambode administration to find a lasting solution to the enormous challenge posed by the indiscriminate use of the highways by articulated vehicles.
According to the Commissioner, government had hoped that, with the unfortunate loss of lives and property to destruction caused by tanker explosions and truck mishaps, the conscience of the haulage stakeholders would be pricked sorely enough to save Lagosians from the threat of carnage on the highways by adhering to directives and also investing in truck terminals themselves.
He, however, assured that the State Government would not allow its highways turned to death traps while urging speedy delivery of the roads under reconstruction within the axis and full computerization of the port’s operations in order to save the State from this incessant but avoidable hardship.
“If the powers of the State is inadequate to force these powerful merchants to obey the law, shall we also say that the Federal Government with all the forces at its command, is unable to protect residents of Lagos against this common threat?”
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Tragedy! Danfo Driver Cause Accident That Claimed 10 Lives

Commuters around Pen Cinema in Agege area of Lagos state on Friday morning experienced commotion after a Danfo driver caused a train to lose stability, killing at least nine persons.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the train on sighting the bus parked beside the rail line, started honking.
However, unknown to the train driver, who was coming on a normal speed, the bus driver of the bus was on it.
The train and some if it’s passengers, subsequently lost stability and those who hung on top of it, fell off and were killed by the moving train.
This comes less than one month after a danfo driver caused a tanker accident that led to the explosion, that killed nine people and burnt over 50 cars.
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“My Romance With A Corper Who Served Where I Lived” – Lady Recounts

A lady based in Benin City, Edo State has recounted the highs and lows of a relationship she slowly started with a man who was observing his compulsory National Youth Service Corp programme in her locality six years ago.
Relationship adviser and online psychologist, Joro Olumofin has shared the story of a young lady who claims to be maltreated by a man she met during his NYSC days.
According to her, she laboured to get this man on his feet but the relationship seems to be turning awry and filled with uncertainties.
Read her full story below:-

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“How I Fell In Love With My Neighbour’s Grandmother” – 26-Year-Old Recounts

We have seen cases of young women falling in love with elderly men most for financial gains, but the case of a 26 year old eyeing a 65 year old grandmother is strange.
Nigerian relationship adviser and online psychologist, Joro Olumofin has shared the gist of a 26 year old man who is eyeing a 65 year old grand-mother of his neighbour.
According to him, he has ben able to build a chemistry with the elderly woman whom he has been sleeping with in his head. He hopes to officially make a move on her this weekend.
Most Nigerians on social media have frowned at this development.
Read his story below:-

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“It Will Be ‘Irresponsible’ Of Me Not To Probe Fayose” – Fayemi Says

Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti State Governor-elect, has revealed his plans to probe the last four years of the state government under the leadership of Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
While interacting with journalists after visiting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, Fayemi said probing the outgoing tenure would be about avoiding the mistakes of the past rather than witch-hunting anyone.
“Well l think we need to remove this election from personalities. This was an election that we fought on issues and it will be irresponsible on my part to come here and say that we will not examine what transpired in the last four years in the manner of government,” he said.
“What was received in Ekiti state and the expenditure in that period, why were we not able to pay salaries in the state? These issues should be examined in the interest of good governance.
“It is not about probing Fayose, probing Eleka etc, it is about not repeating the mistakes of the past and giving our people good government. So, we will also involve in looking at what transpired in the last four years.”
Fayemi denied allegations that both his All Progressives Congress (APC) and the PDP financially induced voters at the polls. He urged anyone with evidence to provide it.
“I haven’t any substantive evidence of allegations of vote-buying and intimidation. In the place where l voted, there was no vote buying anywhere,” he said.
“As far as our party is concerned, we did not engage in that, it is not our style. We won the election fair and square and it was an election that we fought on issues and not on the basis of any vote-buying. So, whoever has any evidence of that should present it to an independently verifiable audience.”
He maintained that he won the election because of his track record in government,
“What sold us to the people is really the track records of our commitment to social investment, good government, transparency in government, extensive infrastructure and community involvement. These were the things,” he said.
“Everywhere we went during the campaign, we were able to show what we did for each community. All of our 132 communities, there were projects in all of them and they knew that our government was regular in payment of salaries, support to a range of the weak and vulnerable in the society and that was really what sold us.
“We have always been interested in seeing that our people live a decent life, a life without hunger, with social support and that is why we were paying social security benefits to the elderly. We provided youths graduate scheme for the recent graduates, provided support for the communities.
“For us, we never saw stomach infrastructure from any pedestrian manner that the current administration has lived it up to. For us, it is about total development of our people, human and capital development in education, health care, in social services and infrastructure development.
“It is total service we focused on. We increased salaries three times so that people could put food on their table in four years. That was why we provided range of allowances for the workers. There was a huge difference between what we did and the present administration with lack of salaries, heartless, despair and despondency. We are restoring the values and reclaiming our mandate.”
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230 Nigerians Stranded In Russia To Return Today

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that 230 Nigerians who were stranded in Russia at the end of the 2018 World Cup would be evacuated today.
In a statement Friday, the ministry’s spokesperson, Tope Elias-Fatile said the stranded Nigerians had been cleared to board an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja.
According to him, the aircraft lined for the evacuation arrived Moscow from Addis Ababa at 13.20 hours (local time) yesterday and would depart Domodedovo Airport in Moscow with the stranded Nigerians at 08.30 hours today, Friday, 20th July, 2018 to arrive Abuja at 16.00 hours same day.
He added that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has been working very closely with his Aviation counterpart, Hadi Sirika to airlift the football fans back to Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari had, on Monday July 16, 2018, directed that the stranded Nigerians be evacuated immediately.
The plight of the stranded Nigerians came to limelight when over 150 of them besieged the Embassy of Nigeria in Moscow on Thursday 12th July, 2018.
They were among the fans who travelled to the Russian Federation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Tournament and were stranded after the events due to lack of funds for their upkeep as well as allegation that some airline travel agents cancelled return tickets of their customers without their knowledge.
Elias-Fatile said: ”Consequently, the Mission submitted a formal complaint to host authorities against the airlines that brought the stranded Nigerians to the Russian Federation, especially those without return tickets and highlighted that it contravened the rules and regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
”The Mission also made arrangements for the feeding and accommodation of the stranded Nigerians in hostels around Moscow. On Monday 16th of July, 2018, Mr. President directed that they should be evacuated to Abuja immediately.
”Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to monitor the evacuation process and keep the public informed, as appropriate.”
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Lionel Messi Enjoys Night Out With Wife As He Continues His Vacation

Lionel Messi, has continued to spend quality time with his family on vacation after the World Cup. Messi enjoyed a night out with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and the couple seemed in good spirits. Daniella Semaan, the wife of Messi’s former Barcelona team-mate Cesc Fabregas, was also in attendance.
Close friends since childhood, Messi and Roccuzzo married last year and have three sons, Thiago, Mateo and Ciro.
Despite Messi’s best efforts, Argentina were knocked out of the World Cup at the last-16 stage as they suffered a 4-3 defeat against France.
Given that Messi will be 35 by the time the next tournament takes place, it is questionable whether he will ever win the World Cup.

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Tattoo Addict Removes His Penis For Interfering With His Looks

A 32-year-old Russian man who has had 90% of his body covered in black ink has now decided to have his genitals removed.
Adam Curlykale, from Kaliningrad, decided to start tattooing his body, including his eyeballs, with black ink after he was diagnosed with cancer 12 years ago.
Curlykale, who also has albinism, says he started tattooing himself because he felt depressed by his pale skin, Metro News reports.
And after getting almost 90% of his body covered, Adam felt that his penis ruined his look so he paid to undergo the extreme surgery.
He has now shared pictures with his fans on social media after having his penis, nipples and testicles removed.
Adam became famous in 2017 after taking part in the TV show ‘Second Face’ in Poland where he said he wanted the tattoos to cover the blemishes that were left behind by the cancer.
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2019 Elections: Police, Civil Defence Demand N317 Million To Feed Dogs, Horses

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps will need N310m to feed and administer drugs to dogs that will be deployed in states for the 2019 elections.
According to a report by Punchng, the Nigeria Police Force will also require N7m to feed 50 horses that would be used for patrol during the elections which will take place between February 16 and March 2, 2019.
The information is contained in the 2018 virement proposal sent to the National Assembly for the 2019 general election by Pres. Buhari.
The total police budget for the elections stands at N30.5bn; the Office of the National Security Adviser, N4.2bn; the Department of State Services, N12.2bn; NSCDC, N3.5bn and the Nigeria Immigration Service, N2.6bn.
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Friday, 20 July 2018

Na wa o! Nigerian Man Tackles His Dad In The U.K (Watch Video)

A Nigerian man has confronted his dad over what he termed ill-treatment.
In a video made by the aggrieved man, he accused his dad of conniving with their stepmom to eject them from the house he got from the government when he was still married to their mom.
He revealed that his dad has made many death threats against him and his siblings and they have had enough of his antics after exercising patience for so long.
Watch Video Below:
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BREAKING! FIFA Warns & Fines 6 Football Clubs (See Them)

FIFA has fined six clubs from Russia and Qatar, warning that they risk one-year transfer bans, for failing to settle debts to players.
The world football governing body said the clubs also face deductions of six league points, if they fail to pay the debts in 30 to 90 days.
The clubs are: Kuban of Russia; Al Arabi and Al Kharaitiyat of Qatar; Zamalek of Egypt; Al Jazira of the United Arab Emirates; and Mersin Idman Yurdu of Turkey.
FIFA says all failed to comply with rulings by FIFA or the Court of Arbitration for Sport “to pay significant overdue amounts of money to players.”
They were fined between $15,000 and $30,000.
FIFA also said national football federations face disciplinary cases, if they fail to enforce the verdicts.
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‘Don’t Defect From APC’- Buhari Begs Saraki

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday made deft moves to avert an impending exodus of its bigwigs to the leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The peace initiative, Akelicious gathered, was being spearheaded by President Muhammadu Buhari, who Thursday met with Senate President Bukola Saraki, believed to be the arrowhead of the impending mass movement, and appealed to him to stay back in the party.
Saraki and other aggrieved top members of the APC massed in the reformed All Progressives Congress (rAPC), including Governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Samuel Ortom (Benue) and Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara) had met with the leaders of the PDP on Wednesday in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, to consider the absorption of the rAPC.
Akelicious had reported Thursday that although the PDP leaders, including Governor Nyesom Wike and the party’s National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, had gone to Ilorin ostensibly to commiserate with Alhaji Abubakar Baraje, an rAPC chieftain, over the death of his mother, a meeting to discuss their possible crossover to the PDP actually held.
Buhari’s meeting with Saraki, the outcome of which was not made public, held simultaneously with another, between Ortom, who had indicated on Tuesday that he had technically left the APC, and the National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole.
The former Edo State governor publicly appealed to Ortom not to return to the PDP.
Akelicious gathered that Saraki’s meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa Thursday was set up by APC governors, including Alhaji Aminu Masari (Katsina State), Senator Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun State) and Senator Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi State), who after initial discussions with the Senate president at his Abuja residence on Wednesday night, prevailed on the president to meet with him and persuade him not to defect from the party.
The APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole too, Akelicious learnt, spent much of Monday at Saraki’s house trying to straighten things out.
Oshiomhole’s effort was said to have been followed up in Ilorin on Wednesday by the Deputy National Chairman (South), Chief Niyi Adebayo, who led a delegation on a fence mending mission.
Masari, Amosun and Bagudu were said to have advised Buhari to meet with Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, to persuade them to reconsider their decision to move out of the APC as this could adversely affect the fortune of the party in 2019.
The president, Akelicious learnt, agreed with the governors and met with Saraki Thursday even as he is expected to meet with Dogara around the weekend, Although there was no statement after the presidential fence-mending, it was learnt that there was no concrete resolution as both leaders left the meeting with all options left open.
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BUSTED!! Nigerian Boys Arrested In Ghana With Drugs Concealed In Stockfish (Photo)

The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has arrested two Nigerians for attempting to traffic narcotics through the General Post Office in Accra.
The suspects, Theophilus Biney, alias Godwin Orji, a. k. a ‘Goody’, 37 years; and Jeff Nnaana-K, 36 years, both resident in Ghana, were picked up by officials of NACOB at different locations for their involvement in an attempt to traffic Methamphetamine, a narcotic drug to The Philippines.
A statement issued by the Communication and Media Relations Unit of NACOB on Thursday, 19 July, said: “Godwin Orji was apprehended after attempting to post the parcels of stockfish which contained 21.7kgs of Methamphetamine.
Orji, upon his arrest, admitted ownership of the package when interrogated and revealed that the parcels were given to him by Jeff Nnaana-K to be sent to one Victor, resident in The Philippines.
Nnaana-K, upon his arrest, narrated that the consignments were not his, but were given to him by one Offor based in Nigeria to be given to Orji, the sender. The two suspects have been arraigned.”
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Benue State Governor Ortom Cries Out, Says Alleged Plans To Attack Him

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has cried out over alleged plan by some persons to attack him.
The governor said there were underground plans by his political enemies to launch a smear campaign against his person and office.
In a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, the governor said some persons were not happy over the governor’s refusal to betray the people of Benue who brought him to power.
Akase said, “It has become necessary to alert the people of Benue State and other Nigerians about further plans by some persons to launch smear campaigns against Governor Samuel Ortom on various conventional and social media platforms.
“These plans are part of a grand conspiracy between some politicians in Benue State with their collaborators in Abuja, part of which was uncovered and exposed recently.
“The organised attacks which will be based on blatant falsehood are aimed at damaging the good and towering reputation of the Governor to the political advantage of the selfish individuals.
“Those behind the plot whose objectives include perpetual subjugation in all spheres are not comfortable with the courageous stand of Governor Ortom on major issues in favour of majority of Benue people.
“They have therefore chosen to demonize him.
“However, Governor Ortom reassures the people of the state that the fresh plans will fail, just like all the others, because he has no skeleton in the cupboard.
“We reassure anyone who is genuinely interested in getting information regarding government activities to make inquiries and such information will be readily available.
“The campaign to tarnish the Governor’s image would not distract him from delivering on the mandate of the people as well as pursuing justice and right causes. The campaign of calumny will only strengthen his resolve to stand by the people.
“As the state anthem says ‘though the giants may be on their way to hinder, God will surely give us victory’.”
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‘We Will Not Allow President Buhari Deceive Us Again IN 2019’- Igbo Group

A social-political organisation, Igboezue International, Thursday, vowed that it would resist every attempt by President Muhammadu Buhari to deceive people of the zone again.
The group insisted that the political future of Igbo would not depend on whether or not President Buhari is re-elected in 2019.
Reacting to comments by the President and the All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders in the South-East that the political future of the Igbo rest on the re-election of Buhari in 2019, leader of the group, Mr. Pius Okoye, said equity demands that the Igbo should produce president in 2023
He said: “Despite the massive support President Buhari garnered from Igbo during his first tenure, his administration will go down in history as the administration that worsened the socio-economic woes of the ethnic nationality in terms of marginalisation, impoverishment and stagnant development.
“Under the watch of President Buhari, the Igbo were marginalised in terms of political appointments, infrastructural developments and Federal Government welfare programmes. Ndigbo should not be deceived for the second time.”
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