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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Rivers among safest states in Nigeria — NGE

The President of Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) Mrs Funke Egbemode, on Wednesday, said Rivers was one of the most safest states in Nigeria.

She made the assertion when editors in the country, under the umbrella of NGE, paid a courtesy visit to Gov. Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the editors were in Port Harcourt for 2017 All Nigeria Editors Conference (ANEC).
Egbemode said that the fact that the 12th General Synod of  Churh of Nigeria, Anglican Communion and ANEC were being held in Rivers showed that the state was safe.
She added that the two conferences were holding simultaneously in Rivers, “a demonstration that the people no longer believe any propaganda against the state.
“Rivers is a hub of activities. Rivers is safe for businesses and conferences, as it is currently hosting hundreds of editors and bishops.
“This is the first time a state will be hosting the Editors Conference back to back.’’
Egbemode said the editors returned to the state, after the 2016 ANEC, because they were comfortable, felt safe and felt at home.
In his remarks, Gov. Wike said Rivers was happy to host the editors for two consecutive years.
He urged them to remain committed to professionalism, adding that as watchdogs of the society, editors should help in the dissemination of information that would promote development.
Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike
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Toke Makinwa steps out in New York rocking a Chloe bag worth over N500k





Media Personality Toke Makinwa is presently in New York for a Forbes event, and she's stepping out rocking her designer goodies! She's pictured here with a Chloe Nile Bracelet Minaudiere Bag - which currently retails at Neiman Marcus for $1,450 - N521,275.

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NNPC Reveals New Plan For Oil Exploration In The Sokoto state


The Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) has announced that it has started the process that will eventually lead to the exploration of oil in Sokoto.
Vanguard reports that this was revealed by Maikanti Kachalla Baro who is the group managing director of the NNPC when he received the governor of Sokoto, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who paid a working visit to the NNPC Towers in Abuja.
He said: “We have been on the issue of exploration in the frontier basins and so far some measures of stpes have been taken. We have already purchased aeromagnetic data and its being intepreted to determine the sedimentary thickness and the basin configuration.
“Secondly, we have awarded a contract for the geological mapping of the basin and I am happy to state here that outcop samples have been collected, mapped, analysed and geological modeling executed so as to ensure data integration.
Baro said that discussions are ongoing with Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL) to award contract for surface geochemistry, ground gravity and magnetics as this was necessary to determine if hydrocarbon was generated in the basins and importantly, to integrate all date for understanding of petroleum systems of the basins.
He said NNPC will also carry out high resolution regional 2D seismic data acquisition to identify leads and prospects, after which a 3D seismic data acquisition will be carried out over leads and prospects.
“After all these are carried out, we will then begin to drill for oil and gas in the basin.”
Governor Tambuwal said his government in collaboration with the Usman Danfodio University, will organise a national conference on the Sokoto Basin where international scholars will make presentations on the topic.
“We are inviting you and the NNPC to take part in this important conference because we believe it will add value in our search for hydrocarbon in the Sokoto Basin.”
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in a ruling, struck out the eighth count after hearing an application by a former minister of petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, who had alleged that she was indicted in the particular count, yet was not given the opportunity to defend herself.
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As you waste your breath complaining about life, someone out there is breathing their last - K1



King of Fuji music, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal K1 shared an inspirational message on social media today.

The message reads, 'As you waste your breath complaining about life, someone out there is breathing their last. Appreciate what you have, be happy, thankful, and stop complaining. Live more , complain less, have more smiles, less stress, less hate, become more blessed'.
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Photos: Two victims of Ozubulu church massacre laid to rest today




Two sisters-in-law, who died in last month church massacre were laid to rest today after a funeral service at Saint Philip's Catholic church Ozubulu, Nnewi South council area Anambra State.
Uchenna Obunadike, 27, and her sister in-law, Anulika Obunadike, 34, were among those killed when unknown gunmen walked into Saint Philip's Catholic church and started shooting sporadically.
The governor's Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano was present during the burial ceremonies of the victims.

 
 
 
 
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“There is absolutely no divorce talk.” - Eniko is standing by her man, Kevin Hart






Looks like Eniko Parrish isn't going anywhere despite videos allegedly showing her husband cheating on her. Friends of the couple, who have been together for 8 years, say pregnant Eniko is standing by her man...

Sources close to Eniko tell People Mag
“There is absolutely no divorce talk. She obviously knows about the cheating allegations. To her, Kevin is a great husband. Eniko is aware that Kevin has been accused of being a ladies’ man. She doesn’t care. He is her husband and he always comes home to her.”
A second source confirms,
“Despite Kevin’s well-known affection for the ladies, he loves his family, and his wife is behind him with the extortion case. That kind of thing comes with the territory, and he will do everything to beat it.”
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Photos: Donald Trump hosts a luncheon with President Buhari and other African leaders at the UN



This afternoon at the on-going 72 United Nations General Assembly in New York, President Donald Trump hosted a luncheon for African leaders with Nigeria's President Buhari in attendance.

At the luncheon, Trump discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the nations and he's also quoted to have said, 'Africa has tremendous business potential. I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich'.


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Paul Okoye shares new photos of himself posing in front of his Ikoyi home



P-Square's Paul Okoye shared the new photos via Instagram today, writing 'Please come and be going', which many think is a shade to someone...
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“He sold his car because of you,” outraged Nigerian lady calls out her sister’s husband’s side chic


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Two men fight over a 5-month-old baby delivered by their 18-yr-old girlfriend in Warri



Two men, Ajayi Tosin and Kesiena Tito are presently in contention over ownership of a five-month-old baby, Emmanuel Omkhode Ajayi, delivered by an 18-year-old girl in Warri, Delta State.
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According to Dailypost, the matter deepened after Ajayi was allegedly arrested over the weekend, following a petition of “Threat to Life” instituted by Kesiena to the Nigeria Police Area Command.
Tosin Ajayi, a 23-year-old barber, claimed to have cohabited with Blessing Iroroteh since 2015 before she delivered a bouncing boy this year, 2017, in his house. .
Ajayi also claimed that his elder sister was responsible for the medical bills after Blessing was delivered of the baby.
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He stressed that he has been catering for her and the baby, including his mother-in-law who came to nurse (Omugo) the baby for two months in his house at Nnewi Street, Akah Avenue in Effurun, Uvwie LGA of Delta State.
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Ajayi noted that he did the naming as well as dedication ceremony in the presence of his mother-in-law, who later whisked her (Blessing) away to the home of Kesiena Tito as the owner of the baby.
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Ajayi alleged that he was forced to say that he was not the father of the baby at the Police Station by Kesiena’s family, who even forced him to take N100,000 to forfeit the child.
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In a contrary view, Kesiena Tito claimed to have dated Blessing, for 5 years, but separated ten months ago. He stated that he has been responsible for the education of Blessing all these years.
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On her part, Blessing Iroroteh stated that she left Kesiena’s house to Ajayi’s house because she felt he (Kesiena) will not accept the pregnancy and the baby. She also stated that her mother was aware that the child does not belong to Ajayi.
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The Police have now ordered that DNA be carried out to ascertain the true owner of the child.
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Photos:Two female pastors tie the knot in the U.S



Pastor Twanna Gause and Pastor Vanessa Brown recently had their wedding at the New Vision Full Gospel Baptist Church in East Orange, N.J.
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Bishops Levi Richards and Eugene Gathers, both of the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, walked Ms. Gause down the aisle, a role she had initially hoped would be accepted by her father, the Rev. Sam Gause Sr., a Pentecostal minister who lives in Atlanta.
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“She’s our spiritual daughter,” Bishop Richards said. Her father, Mr. Gause, citing “differences in theological beliefs,” refused his daughter’s invitation. “My father would not come here because he does not believe in same-sex marriage,”
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Ms. Gause said. “He told me the devil tricked me into this, and that if we had been married in biblical times, we would have been stoned to death.
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Ms. Brown, 46, and Ms. Gause, 45, both pastors of Rivers of Living Water United Church of Christ, heard much softer words on their wedding day while holding hands before the Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder, who read from the First Epistle to the Corinthians.
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“Twanna and I go way, way back,” Ms. Brown said. Once upon an Amazing Grace, two choir girls met at a church in Jersey City, and before one of them could clear her throat to sing, she thought she had already caught a glimpse of heaven.
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“I was like, ‘Oh wow, what in the world, who’s that, she’s beautiful,’” recalled Ms. Gause, who was then a 16-year-old living in Paterson, N.J.
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“I immediately felt this kind of strange, warm feeling wash over me, and though I had not yet spoken a word to her, I could see myself loving this woman forever. My head was just spinning.”
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Ms. Brown, then 18 and living in New York, was not struck by the same thunderbolt. Both grew up in religious families.
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Nigerian lady advices her fellows to make judicious use of their private part




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Powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico, killing at least 149




A powerful 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing homes and bridges across hundreds of miles, killing at least 149 people and sending thousands more fleeing into the streets screaming in a country still reeling from a deadly temblor that struck less than two weeks ago.
The temblor struck 32 years to the day after another powerful earthquake that killed thousands and devastated large parts of Mexico City — a tragedy that Presidemt Peña Nieto had commemorated earlier in the day
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Naval Officer Drags Wife To Court, After Allegedly Infecting Her With HIV In Ogun State


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Popular Kenyan Actress Dies During Childbirth, As Health Strikes Rage On 



Maureen Wanza died while giving birth in Kilifi County on Tuesday as health services in public hospitals around the country remained grounded due to the clinical officers and nurses’ strike.
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The nurses’ strike has lasted for 106 days. Ms Wanza had been rushed to a private clinic after developing complications. “It was an emergency. While at the facility, her situation worsened as she gave birth. She bled to death.
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Unfortunately, her baby also died minutes later,” Ashiners Films CEO, Ann Hamburg, said. She acted in local TV productions Sumu and Almasi, among others.
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Her death comes at a time when hundreds of patients in the county are seeking treatment in private hospitals due to the industrial action that has paralysed services in all public hospitals.
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IPOB crisis is bigger than Boko Haram – Gov. Shettima



The IPOB separatist crisis being spearheaded by Nnamdi Kanu is bigger than the activities of the deadly terrorist group Boko Haram, Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has said.
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Speaking in Owerri on Monday night during a meeting with Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, when he led a truce team of North’s governors to the state, Shettima said the threats posed by the Nnamdi Kanu-led secessionist IPOB to the nation’s survival are far bigger than those posed by Boko Haram.
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“Only this morning, 25 people were killed in my state via explosions carried out by three suicide bombers, but I have to be on this mission because of what it means to the nation,” he said.
According to TheNation, he noted that the huge population of Nigeria makes it imperative to avoid anything that could lead to war among its tribal groups, wondering which country would have the capacity to accommodate Nigerian refugees in the event of another civil war.
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He said: “What we wanted to forestall actually was a mass movement of Nigerians from one part of the country to another. It was a very dangerous signal. Make or break, this country belongs to all of us. The population of Syria is a paltry 22 million.
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Only 2 million Syrian refugees are knocking on the doors of Europe and it is causing reverberation. How then do you perceive a situation where 35 million English-speaking Nigerians are knocking on the doors of Europe?
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That is why we have a moral obligation as stakeholders to make things work in this country. We are all part of the leadership challenges we are facing in this country, and none of us can exonerate him or herself from blame.
If we allow this country to implode, up is the Sahara Desert, Niger is already a failed state. The population of Niger is only 11m while Kano has a population of about 30m. We can eat up the entire food reserve of Niger Republic within a week.
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Down is the Atlantic Ocean and the tiny countries of Benin Republic, Togo and Senegal. Maybe some of us will migrate to Gambia. The entire food reserves of those tiny West African countries can be exhausted within 2 weeks.”
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Outrage as Korede Bello bags chieftaincy title in Kano



A renowned Kannywood movie producer and director, Falalu Dorayi, has expressed reservations over the conferment of chieftaincy title of ‘’Sarkin waka’’ on southern musician Korede Bello by the Kano state emirate council.
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Korede was conferred with the title in recognition to his contribution to the society through music. Dorayi who took to his IG page to express his opinion about the development said there are many indigenous Hausa singers in Kano who deserve the title instead.
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He described the action of the emirate council as demoralizing to northern youth emphasizing that ‘’no matter how bad indigenous Hausa singers are, it is not fair to cross over to Lagos to pick Sarkin wakan Kano.
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He said though the award of the title has not been made official, ‘’It is not surprising, because northern elites have been like that, they look for us only when they are in need afterwards they short change us for Lagos chaps.
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All sleepless nights our musicians have been having to bring our traditional leaders and northern politicians to the limelight all they get in return was to have the title shipped to Lagos’’ he lamented.
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Speaking further in a telephone chat with DailyTrust, Dorayi noted that since the current emir of Kano Mohammad Sanusi II ascended throne, Nazir Ahmad has never ceased from praising him in his songs and thus deserved the title.
‘’In fact, before Sanusi became the emir of Kano, Nazir had envisaged and fore told in his songs of Sanusi becoming Sarkin Kano and it came to pass. I am of the opinion that if justice should be done none deserves this title but Nazir Ahmad’’ he added. 
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$1.6bn fraud: Court grants Diezani’s prayer, strikes out fraud charge against her name



A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, struck out one of the nine counts of $1.6bn crude oil fraud instituted against businessman, Jide Omokore, and five others.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in a ruling, struck out the eighth count after hearing an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, who had alleged that she was indicted in the particular count, yet was not given the opportunity to defend herself.
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Nigerian man called out by his mom, yanks off her comments from his posts

Nigerian man called out by his mom, yanks off her comments from his posts. check his tweet here:
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Fuji musician, KWAM1’s pet tortoise pictured carrying his guests around at his residence



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How Gov. Okorocha Destroyed A N60million Building Belonging To My Widowed Grandma – IG user

How Gov. Okorocha Destroyed A N60million Building Belonging To My Widowed Grandma – IG user. read her tweet here:
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10-yr-old Somtochukwu who was killed by a stray bullet during the demolition of Owerri market, buried today in Imo State


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EFCC arrests record label owner for fraud



The EFCC, Lagos zonal office, has arrested a suspected Internet fraudster, Ake Oluseun, for tax fraud, otherwise known asIjoba in local parlance.
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The 30-year-old suspect, a graduate of Computer and Information Science, who owns Canbit Music, Canbit Resources (Nig.) Limited, Istartup Enterprise and Volta Company, allegedly sent an email to an employee of an American company requesting for the W-2s of the staff.
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“If you didn’t farm this year, you’re wrong,” female Nigerian graduate says, as she begins harvesting her yam

“If you didn’t farm this year, you’re wrong,” female Nigerian graduate says, as she begins harvesting her yam.check her tweet below:
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