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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Photo: Tennis stars, Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams doing the 'shaku shaku' dance

Photo: Tennis stars, Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams doing the

Someone should come and teach us how to dance this 'Shaku Shaku' ooo... Lol
Photo: Tennis stars, Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams doing the
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Liberia's president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, expelled from her party

Liberia

Liberia's outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has been expelled from her own party, Unity Party, for allegedly failing to support its candidate to succeed her during the presidential election in December 2017. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is accused of encouraging people to vote against her vice-president, Joseph Boakai.
Former footballer George Weah won the presidential elections in December, defeating Mr Boakai.
A spokesman for the governing Unity Party said Ms Sirleaf had violated the party's constitution as she was seen campaigning with Mr Weah, who was running under another party, the Coalition for Democratic Change banner.
Ms Sirleaf is yet to react to her expulsion.
Mr Weah will be sworn in later this month. It will be the first smooth transfer of power since 1944 in Liberia, which was founded by freed US slaves in the 19th Century.
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Gunmen kidnap former Bayelsa State commissioner for transport, Marie Ebikake

Gunmen kidnap former Bayelsa State commissioner for transport,?Marie Ebikake

Former Commissioner for Transport in Bayelsa State, Mrs Marie Ebikake has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.  

According to reports, the ex-commissioner was abducted in the early hours of today at her residence in Igbogene area of the state.  It was gathered that some days ago, hoodlums invaded her residence in Brass, but did not take anything.

The caretaker chairman Brass Local Government Hon. Victor Isaiah has expressed shock over the kidnap describing the condemnable act as evil, wicked and horrible.

Hon. Victor Isaiah in a statement shortly after receiving the unfortunate news, said he was awed and shocked by the news of the kidnapping of Hon. (Mrs.) Marie Ebikake from her residence in Igbogene, Yenagoa in the early hours of today, January 14, 2018 at about 1:30am. In the statement, the Brass council boss mentioned how horrific an experience Honourable Ebikake will be subjected to in the hands of her abductors who he described as uncultured criminals.

The statement also sympathized with the Ebikake's especially the aged Mr. Ebikake, husband of Hon. (Mrs.) Marie over the unfortunate incidence. He prayed God to provide them the fortitude to face this trying times.
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Killings: PDP urges President Buhari to visit Benue state…says his indifference is alarming

Killings: PDP urges President Buhari to visit Benue state?says his indifference is alarming

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to show empathy to the plight of Nigerians by paying a visit on the people of Benue State to condole with victims of the horrific killing of defenseless Nigerians by marauders.
It is very sad to note that in its insensitivity, the Federal Government did not consider it important to send a delegation to the burial of those massacred in Benue and till date, there has been no Presidential visit of any sort to commiserate with the people of Benue and other states where Nigerians are being slaughtered by bandits under the APC regime.
The PDP is worried that while innocent Nigerians were still being slaughtered and families crying out for help, the President was busy receiving APC governors on orchestrated self-serving visit to Aso Rock to endorse his personal ambition for a second tenure; a time when a soothing word and practical action from his Presidency would have helped ease the pains and reassure the people.
While we painfully note the failure of the Buhari-led Government to provide adequate security in the endangered areas, despite early warning signs, his failure to visit Benue speaks volumes.
Indeed, such a disposition is believed to be emboldening the marauders to continue their killing spree, divide and further plunge the nation into turmoil like the attacks in Kaduna, Taraba, Adamawa and other states.
It is imperative for Nigerians to note that no government, in the history of our nation, had formulated a divisive body language like this APC-controlled Federal Government and the citizens are painfully bearing the brunt.
We therefore urge the Presidency to be more responsive to issues that concern the unity of our dear nation and the security of our people. Perhaps the President may need to study and emulate the measures used by the PDP to unite our nation for 16 years.
The PDP, as the only true democratic and people-oriented party, with the interest of the people at heart, will continue to stand with Nigerians at these trying times as we match to salvage our nation from the clutches of this anti-people, insensitive and inept APC Government.
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''The bitter truth is that we are a shithole country, with a shithole government. and a shithole President'' FFK says



The former Aviation Minister said this while reacting to the outburst by some Nigerians and Africans on the ''sh*thole'' comment made by US president, Donald Trump.

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Video: 'Donald Trump is right, we are worse than a shithole country' - Pastor Anselm Madubuko says

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Apostle Anselm Madubuko, the General Overseer of Revival Assembly Church has spoken about the sad state of Nigeria and he went really hard.

He called out Bola Tinubu and Olusegun Obasanjo for being silent on the state of the nation and went on to say President Trump was right to have referred to us a shithole country. 

Then he also said if President Buhari wins a second term in office, he'll tear his passport and leave the country.

See the video below...
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After suffering 2 miscarriages in 18 months, Nigerian lady welcomes a baby girl(photos)


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Actress Cossy Ojiakor loses dad



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Singer Simi set to factory reset follower’s head




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I gave the FG pictures of 800 herdsmen killed – Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, says he personally gave the FG pictures of 800 Fulani herdsmen and their families that were killed in Taraba State last year but the government had yet to take action. 
In an interview with Punchng, he added that the killings in the Middle Belt were being perpetrated by both the herdsmen and the locals, stressing that the murder of the herdsmen was not being accurately reported thereby presenting a false narrative of ‘one-sided killings’. 
The emir said, “Some months ago in Mambilla, in one weekend, over 800 Fulani were murdered by Mambilla militias. The papers did not even go there to cover the story.
In one case, a pregnant woman was killed, her stomach was ripped open and the baby was brought out and slaughtered. I personally handed over to the FG a dossier with the names and pictures of the 800 or so people slaughtered as well as the names and addresses of persons known to have participated in these acts of ethnic cleansing. 
Nothing has happened. I also ensured that authorities received video and audio evidence of senior politicians in Taraba State, who were involved in this act of genocide. No one has been arrested. 
Fulanis were also murdered in Kajuru and Numan. In many of these cases it was not about conflict but militias raiding settlements to kill women and children, and then later, attacking herdsmen and slaughtering them and their cattle.
The point I am making is that we are living in a country that has failed to protect the lives of people on all sides and bring culprits to book. 
Also in the case of the Fulani, there is a deliberate attempt to ‘ethnicise’ criminality, and politicians, who are total failures, have found the anti-Fulani rhetoric to be the way to get popularity,” he said. 
The monarch said as far as perpetrators continued to get away with the dastardly acts, they would remain emboldened to continue to kill. Sanusi alleged that in Taraba State for instance, one of the officials that took part in the killing of Fulani had been given an appointment by the state government. 
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Bus Throws Hawker off Apongbon Bridge





A hawker was on Saturday evening hit and thrown off the top of the Apongbon Bridge, by a Danfo bus.

The hawker suffered a broken limb and other injuries. While the RRS officers guided the boy, LRU officials arrived the scene and promptly took him to the hospital. The bus driver was also arrested.
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Some women enjoy being r*ped – Brigitte Lahaie



A French porn star-turned-agony aunt who joined 99 other women condemning the #MeToo movement has claimed rape victims can enjoy the experience. 
Brigitte Lahaie, 62, made the shocking statement on French television and even said some women have orgasms when they are raped. 
Lahaie has since apologised for causing offence but then repeated the claim. According to The Times, she said: ‘What I meant to say – because I know matters of sexuality by heart – is that sometimes the body and the mind do not coincide.’ 
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Tax Evasion: Lagos moves against celebrities, sues Davido, AY

The Lagos State Government has begun moves to tackle high-profile tax defaulters in the state and ensure high level of compliance with its tax laws, Punchng reports.
A court paper, sighted by Punchng, indicated that the state government had dragged sensational singer, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, before the court for alleged tax evasion. 
Davido has been charged before a Lagos High Court in July 2017 and risk a jail term if convicted. AY has had a longer history in court against the state as he was charged to court in 2016 for failing to file his tax returns as required by law. 
“Davido, who has record deals with Sony Music Entertainment and endorsement agreements with various companies in Nigeria, has not filed his tax returns or remit any taxes to the Lagos State Government,” a source said.
A reliable government source revealed that Davido had defended his action, claiming that he paid taxes to Osun State since he is an indigene of the state. The source added, “Remember that Davido said he made N500m from his N30bn concert recently. 
We must know how much he paid to the LIRS. AY too said the same thing. The comedian claimed to be paying his taxes to Ondo State, where he hails from. It seems these celebrities don’t understand that the tax law stipulates that you must pay your tax to your state of residence. 
Anyway, we are already in court. Others will soon appear in court if they don’t obey the state tax law. You can’t be making money in Lagos and refuse to pay tax.”
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Masquerade killed by a hit-and-run driver in Akwa Ibom State, buried by his colleagues

Masquerade killed by a hit-and-run driver in Akwa Ibom State, buried by his colleagues. check out the photos below:
 

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Trial of Nigerian who stabbed his fiancée to death, begins in the U.S(photo)

The murder trial of Osa Alohaneke, accused of stabbing his fiancé to death in 2015, has opened in a Fort Bend County Courtroom in Houston.
Alohaneke, 59, was living with his fiancé, Cameroonian Evelyne Epiepang, 52, when he allegedly attacked her and her friend, Veronica Taku, with a knife. 
Taku survived, but Epiepang died. On Thursday, Jan. 10, Taku testified how Alohaneke stalked his fiancé and threatened to kill her repeatedly in the hours leading up to the murder. 
Taku said Alohaneke ambushed them at the door and pushed his way inside the house. I turned to him and asked ‘What is happening between you and Evelyne?’” Taku testified. 
“Osa looked and me and said ‘Do you really want to know?’ and then he pulled out a knife. Taku said she was screaming for help as Alohaneke stabbed her twice in the face and once on her arm before he turned his attention to his fiancé. 
“He chased his fiancé, tripped her and then pounced on her with the knife, stabbing her over and over until she was no longer moving,” Taku testified. 
Jurors listened to a recording of a 911 call about two hours before the murder wherein Epiepang told police Alohaneke had threatened to kill her over and over and she wanted him to leave her house. 
A second 911 recording was played and jurors listen as a 911 operator answers and loud screams echo repeatedly in the courtroom as Epiepang is fighting for her life. 
Several jurors appeared shaken by the recording and turn their eyes to Alohaneke, who quietly wipes away tears. Alohaneke had a prior arrest record. 
He was arrested on assault charges on Jan. 18, 2004 and again in 2010 on assault charges. Most recently, he was arrested on prostitution charges. Then trial continues Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
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Two men arrested for defiling a boy in Imo State




The Imo State police command has arrested two paedophiles for sodomizing a young boy in Umuezefeke village.

The arrest was effected yesterday. According to the boy, he has been sleeping with them for over six months. He also revealed that they paid him N1,000 each time they slept with him.
According to an eyewitness, Chinedum one of the suspects confessed that a certain man was the one that introduced him to anal sex when he was 19 years old .
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Labourer machetes his boss, steals coworkers’ salary 

A laborer identified as Jacob Monday, has been arrested by the Ogun State police command for allegedly attacking and robbing his supervisor, Monday Dare, in a rice plantation in Alabata village when he came to pay the salary of the workers. 
He was arrested in Kogi State, two weeks after he committed the offence. He allegedly committed the offence on the 19th December 2017 and fled to Kabba, Kogi State where he was nabbed on 2nd January 2018. 

One of the workers, Kamoru Akanbi, was reported to have said that after Dare had inspected the stretch of work done on the farm by the suspect and paid him, the suspect suddenly hit him with a club on the head. 

He added that the supervisor thereafter lost his consciousness, and the suspect not satisfied with that, further macheted his body with cutlass until he passed out momentarily. 
Akanbi said that was when the suspect dispossessed him of the money meant for the salary of other workers and bolted away. 📸: Punchng 
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Frustrated Nigerian lady rants after being ignored by the rich bachelors in her church again(photos)

Frustrated Nigerian lady rants after being ignored by the rich bachelors in her church again. read her tweet here below:


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I stopped a church bombing on Xmas Eve — Mama Boko Haram

Hajiya Aisha Wakil aka Mama Boko Haram, because of her closeness to the members of the sect, has revealed to Punchng how she stopped the insurgents from bombing a Church on Christmas Eve.
She said: “They planned to bomb St. Augustine’s Church on December 24, 2017. One of them called me on that day to find out whether I had travelled. There was a pickup van loaded with explosives in front of the church.
I told the caller that I had not travelled and I immediately rushed out and saw the boy that was to carry out the suicide mission. They had already prepared him for the exercise. He had already been given the injection and prepared him for burial. The boy was just moving and murmuring. 
I quickly called the (Boko Haram) boys and told them that I can see a vehicle parked and that a boy was moving towards it. They told me that the boy was the suicide bomber. They asked why I did not travel again and I told them that my brother, a reverend father, visited Maiduguri.
I instantly told him that I was right inside the church (targeted for bombing) with my brother because I brought food for him. I told them that I was not ready to leave the church, daring them to do their worse. 
They were then confused and asked what I wanted to become of the boy they had prepared for the suicide mission, and I asked them to send the boy away to the nearby bush; after all, he had taken the oath to die, so he should go and die alone. 
They asked me to leave the church premises but I told them that I wouldn’t go until they had diverted the boy away. After some time, they told me the boy had left and one of them said, ‘I can see your car driving out’ but I didn’t go with my car. This is to show how God works. 
I do not know where a black car came out from that made them believe I was around the place. So they drove the pickup van away. I later learnt that the boy had died because he had taken an oath and they had given him an injection preparing him for death. 
If you take the injection, you can never be yourself again. I then warned them not to target places of worship for bombing again.”
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Nigerian actress, Zion, reveals what she did to a man who maltreated her

Nigerian actress, Zion, reveals what she did to a man who maltreated her. read her tweet below:


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Man raises alarm after counting over 100 empty bottles of codeine in Abuja (photos)

Man raises alarm after counting over 100 empty bottles of codeine in Abuja. check her tweets below:




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Panic As Charles Okah Fakes Escape From Kuje Prisons



Officials of Kuje Prisons were, on Thursday night, thrown into panic for over one hour after it was discovered that Mr. Charles Okah, a leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), could not be found in his cell by warders on the night shift at about 8 pm. 

According to Saharareporters, the situation led to a frantic search. While prison officials were searching in panic, Okah was lying under his bed and had propped a dummy on his bed. 
Okah was said to have taken the action because of prison officials’ refusal to take him to the National Hospital, Abuja, where he was scheduled to run a battery of medical tests. 
Sources revealed that the Comptroller of Prisons, FCT Command, Mr. Sylvester Nwakuche, received a text message from the DSS informing him that a man that looks like Mr. Okah was sighted boarding a vehicle at Gwagwalada.

The Comptroller contacted the Officer in Charge of Kuje Prison to confirm if Mr. Okah was still in custody. Oofficers rushed to Mr. Okah’s cell (Number 6), where they were relieved to see a man sleeping and left to report to the Comptroller. 
They, however, did not ascertain if it was the MEND leader that was sleeping. Not satisfied, the Comptroller asked them to return to the cell, where they discovered that sleeping figure they assumed to be Mr. Okah, was a dummy in a sleeping position. 
They also found a note from Mr.Okah, which he addressed to the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service, which led to further panic. Okah later emerged from under the bed to chide them for responding promptly to news of an escape but were reluctant to take him to hospital. 
Before the drama, Okah, who is detained for allegedly masterminding the 1 October 2010 bombing in Abuja, had complained that the Kuje Prison authorities were treating complaints about his health with levity. 
The prison physician, Dr. Osakwe, said he had applied to the authorities in vain to make arrangements for transportation and security to convey him and others to referral hospitals.
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I wept the day someone said I made more money being fat' - Comedian, Lepacious Bose



Female comedian, Lepacious Bose has once again spoken about her weight loss and the challenges that has come with it.

In a recent interview with Telegraph, she said, 'on the internet, people said so many negative things about me. At the time, I kept asking myself if what I did was wrong. I had to learn how people’s opinion should not define me. It was a shaky time for me. So, it was important to address why I did what I did. I knew I didn’t lose weight because of people. I knew it wasn’t because I wanted attention that I shed all that fat. It was because of me'.

The comedian who dropped from being a size 32 to a size 14 also said, 'someone asked me why I decided to lose weight. He said I was making lots of money with my former weight as a comedian. I was like, ‘O yes, I was making a lot of money as a comedian, however, I needed to lose weight for a number of reasons. This person put the story out, saying I was making more money when I was fat than now that I am slim. It made me look ridiculous. I was upset. To be honest, I cried. Until I realised that people’s opinion should not define me'.
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'The APC is looking like a Party and President on a suicide mission, they keep making mistakes after mistakes' - Dele Momodu



Dele Momodu in his latest article titled, 'My Choice of Candidates in 2019 Presidential Elections' started by restating his displeasure with the ruling party, APC which according to him 'are looking like a Party and President on a suicide mission. They keep making mistakes after mistakes, and blunders after blunders'.

Read his full article below....
Fellow Nigerians, thanks for the deluge of messages and phone calls last week after reading my memo to our dear President. I doubt if any article of mine ever generated such amazing interest from the rich and poor, educated and not so educated, alike. The closest to it would be the letter I wrote to our wonderful First Lady of yore, Dame Patience Jonathan at the peak of PDP rascality.
For the sake of those still wondering why I wrote so passionately, and objectively, in my last column, let me say it loud and clear, that memo was an apologia to Nigerians. I had promised to write whenever I’m finally convinced that the APC government has irredeemably flopped like its predecessor PDP. I wish to emphasise that as much as I wish that a miracle can still happen in the next 12 months or so to come before the general election, I’m sorry to inform you that the signs are ominous. The lackadaisical attitude of APC, and in particular, President Buhari, has become unbearably palpable. They are looking like a Party and President on a suicide mission. They keep making mistakes after mistakes, and blunders after blunders.
There was no better time to rescue itself from the kamikaze slide than during the mass funeral in Benue State two days ago. What should have been a special occasion for national rebirth and reformation was frittered away by the sheer arrogance of the ruling class. What should have been a day of national mourning was treated with such recalcitrance, and possible disdain. It is difficult not to see or feel that this government is a victim of some witchcraft and hypnotism. A government that rode into power on the supersonic jet of goodwill of the people is barely struggling to survive a swim in the gutter of ill-wind. It is more like it has embarked on a predictable slide down a giant abyss, as by its very demeanour and offhanded posture it insults and belittles those very same people that it relied upon for the much vaunted change it promised but has found difficult to deliver. In many, albeit different ways, we seem to have gone back to the arrant impunity of the Jonathan era. What exactly is wrong? Anyway.
Pardon my digression, but the recent devastating and sad events in Benue State in which some herdsmen went berserk and attacked innocent indigenes of that State deserves condemnation of these terrorists by every Nigerian. I join others in offering my condolences to the families of all those who died in the unfortunate incidents. May the souls of the departed rest in peace. I commiserate with those injured and affected by the dastardly rampage. The time has come for President Buhari to act swiftly and decisively to curb this menace which has the potential to tear our country apart, despite the strenuous and vociferous protestations by the President about our unity being non-negotiable.
Now to the matter at hand. A few people suggested last week that I was working for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, probably because of our recent meeting and also partly because he is the main candidate who has declared his interest, and that is why I wrote that memo to President Muhammadu Buhari. Let me say with all the emphasis at my command that I’m not working for anybody. I’m too independent to be used by anybody. The time has not come for me to jump into the game. I have my eyes on a few bright guys of Nigeria but what if they don’t get the ticket? And what happens if we have Buhari and Atiku as frontrunners in the next election? You may wish to know who between the two I will support. When I’m faced with such option, I will not shy away from declaring my position publicly. I’m not the kind that would hide my support. When Chief Olu Falae contested against Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, I supported Falae, as a matter of personal principle. He did not have cash to throw around and I even spent my meagre income to travel to Vienna to try and persuade that cerebral gentleman, of blessed memories, Dr Rilwan Lukman, who was the kingpin at OPEC headquarters in Austria, to run as Falae’s Vice-President. Though the arrangement fell through, I still returned home to support Falae. Only one person can win at a time.
I never supported any PDP candidate in their sixteen years in power though I admired a few of their action-packed Governors. The last election that catapulted them out of power finally convinced me that behaviourally and ideologically, the difference between APC and PDP was between six and half dozen. There was no way APC would have emerged triumphantly without the epic support of the PDP dissenters. Anyone can say whatever they like today, I was an eye-witness, and active participant, in the making of that spellbinding, suspense movie. Amaechi, Saraki, Kwankwaso, Atiku, Wamako, Tambuwal, and others from the PDP made so much difference when they added their weight to those of the godfathers from the other Parties that formed the APC conglomerate.
My decision to support APC, though never a member of the Party till this day, was primarily to get rid of the PDP fiefdom that was stylishly manifesting and bourgeoning into a veritable catastrophe for the country. Two, to stop the profligacy that had characterised the government of the day. I have met some key actors who said President Goodluck Jonathan was never a corrupt man personally but he lacked the strong will to challenge his thieving acolytes. That was the major weakness that guillotined his regime. Most reluctantly for some of us, Buhari became an option and a stopgap. Anyone who followed my support for President Buhari would have seen how I regularly referred to him as the Mandela option. I didn’t expect him to become a permanent feature. I’ve always believed that anyone above the age of 65 is a high-risk option, and I said this about Buhari during our Presidential race in 2011.
However, since the last Presidential election was a straight fight between Jonathan and Buhari, the choice was totally limited. Many of those who supported Buhari also considered his anti-corruption credentials though, in retrospect, I believe we downplayed his anti-democratic records and proclivity. I still have no doubt that he’s one of the most honest Nigerians alive today, although like Jonathan he seems to be surrounded by people in respect of who that is difficult to say.
It is likely that age, as well as the reality and practicality of how he attained power, have jointly humbled and mellowed his almost sacramental vows against corruption. It would be tantamount to monumental hypocrisy and superlative ingratitude to bite the fingers that fed one in our hour of acute need. It has become critically obvious that what has confronted Buhari in power was never what he anticipated or bargained for. This is why I advised him last week to bow out with whatever honour he has left, instead of squandering everything away. If he stubbornly contests the next election, he would be forced to compromise and capitulate on a number of things. He would have no choice than to play the erstwhile PDP card, by opening the vaults of the Central Bank of Nigeria to political vultures who are not known to be patient or merciful in respect of primordial interests. That was my honest and candid appeal to Baba out of genuine concern for his future and legacy. Let us, at least, continue to dream that we have one selfless and incorruptible leader in Nigeria.
The truth, is that my preference would be for younger candidates in both major Parties and my criteria would be as follows. The candidate must be well educated. Nigeria has produced more than enough graduates from every part of the country for us to be continuously and endlessly led by near-illiterates. The candidate should have managed people and resources, whether in a private or public capacity or both. The candidate is expected to be seriously exposed to modern trends. Ability to communicate well would be appreciated since he would have to interact with world leaders. I want a Nigerian candidate and not a sectional leader. Anyone who cannot feel at home in any part of Nigeria is not fit to lead our otherwise great nation. Anyone still relying on zoning, quota and Federal character to become anything in Nigeria is certainly an enemy of progress. We must consider the brightest people from every part. There are enough people in Nigeria who fit this bill. We can’t simply say that we cannot find one such person. Our search should in reality be moving on to finding the very best of the best. Once we find our Leader and his deputy then we should not care too much about engaging others, including foreigners, who are the best at infrastructure and facility building of the type we so desire and need. Dubai is not solely managed by Emirati citizens. The UK allows foreigners to manage critical sectors, including the economy, a good example being the Bank of England (their Central Bank) headed by a Canadian, Mark Joseph Carney.
I will not totally disqualify exceptional elders who have distinguished themselves under most of my above criteria lest I fall victim of the same bigotry I’ve been preaching against. Some elders are more reasonable, less corrupt, more business-savvy, more exposed to international standards, more efficient, less cantankerous, more focussed, and more visionary than our so-called youths. We have since come full cycle by trying sinners and saints but we have not yet succeeded in having great and big thinkers. We cannot, and must not, continue to delude ourselves that we can find saints from anywhere to lead us. What we need, as a matter of urgency and desperation are competent performers from wherever we can seek and find them. By now, we should be tired of exchanging the baton of backwardness and mediocrity every four years. Like joke, like joke, nothing spectacular has happened to us for decades now while smaller countries across Africa are marching forward confidently and admirably. Our own leaders seem to be very comfortable in our squalid, desolate and unsavoury conditions. No qualms. No urgency. No new ideas to copy, borrow or buy. We are permanently stagnant and sanguine about our perpetual state of inertia.
The next election should be a turning point. We can no longer afford to play politics of ethnicity, money and religion. I reiterate that we must search frantically, extensively and productively for the best. The world would leave us very far behind at the rate we are going. We are already desperately behind and trying to play catch up. We do not need to lose more ground. I’m appealing to everyone who loves Nigeria to free Nigeria from the bondage of oppression, suppression, ethnic jingoism, religious fanaticism, terrorism, Satanism, and all forms of retrogression. 2019 cannot, and should not, be business as usual. It should be our year of true liberation and independence. Yes. The time has come to assemble our proven performers in a government of national unity. Nigeria cannot be handed over, or handled anymore by professional politicians who have no other business or job they do, and who merely see their stay in government as an opportunity for self-aggrandisement, and unashamed and unabashed looting of our collective wealth. Rather we want Nigerian leaders who are committed and passionate about their country.
Our chosen leaders must be willing to sacrifice their all to ensure and enhance the comfort of their fellow citizens by providing the simple basics of life. Nigerians have never been a demanding people. We merely want education for our children, decent wages for our hard labour, good health care, electricity, water, food, security and above all peace. For now, every single one of these matters evade and elude us notwithstanding our vote for change! The President and his Vice President must provide evidence of what they have done and accomplished in their lives. Merit, productivity, passion and vison must be our watchword. Irrelevant considerations, like religion, ethnicity or even gender, have no place in this equation.
May Nigeria be victorious 
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Ibinabo Fiberesima shares cute new photos to celebrate her birthday

Ibinabo Fiberesima shares cute new photos to celebrate her birthday

Nigerian actress, ex-beauty queen and event manager Ibinabo Fiberesima is a year older today.

The former President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria looks absolutey lovely in the new photos.

Ibinabo Fiberesima shares cute new photos to celebrate her birthday

Ibinabo Fiberesima shares cute new photos to celebrate her birthday
Ibinabo Fiberesima shares cute new photos to celebrate her birthday
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Rivers State Government hands over Housing Development in New City to private investor, Afriprops

Rivers State Government hands over Housing Development in New City to private investor, Afriprops

The MD/CEO, AFRIPROPS, Engr. Charles C. Njoku [3rd from right]; the Administrator, Greater Port Harcourt Development Authority, Ambassador Desmond Akawor [2nd left],the Authority Board Chairman, Ferdinand Alabrabra  (middle), and the Board /Authority Secretary, Erastus C. Awortu. From right are, the Afriprops Legal Adviser/Company Secretary, Chibuzo Aguocha and Mr. Victor Halliday, Director AFRIPROPS, during the official signing/handing over ceremony of Olive Crest Estate site to AFRIPROPS Development Company Ltd. by the Rivers State Government.
The Rivers State Government on Thursday January 11, 2018 restated her desire to hand over the development of housing estates in some parts of the new city currently undergoing construction to private investors.
 
Chief Ferdinand Alabraba, the Chairman, Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority, (GPHCDA), reassured on government’s intention at the signing and hand-over ceremony of Olive Crest Estate site to Afriprops Development Company Ltd, a leading real estate management, property development, infrastructure concessioning and infrastructure contracting company of choice in Nigeria.
 
He said that the state government’s desire to handover the site to Afriprops Development Company Limited in Port Harcourt was intended to address housing deficit in Rivers. He noted that Afriprops would collaborate with GPHCDA to build new homes and state-of-the-art facilities at Olive Crest Estate in the new city. “We look forward to an estate that will help populate Greater Port Harcourt because any city without people is a ghost city”.

Rivers State Government hands over Housing Development in New City to private investor, Afriprops
The MD/CEO, AFRIPROPS, Engr. Charles C. Njoku (right), exchanging signed agreement with the Administrator, Greater Port Harcourt Development Authority, Ambassador, Desmond Akawor for the official handing over ceremony of Olive Crest Estate site to AFRIPROPS Development Company Ltd. by the Rivers State Government.
  
Chief Alabraba reaffirmed that Gov. Nyesom Wike is ever committed to bridging the housing gap and that GPHCDA is very happy, willing to welcome, partner willing investors like Afriprops for the development of the new city. He also pointed out that the major obligation of the government is to provide land for the development of massive housing and estates for the people and expressed the hope that this having been done by the government that Afriprops would commence work immediately as soon as all contract formalities are concluded.
  
In his own remarks, the Chief Executive Officer of Afriprops, Engr Charles Njoku, said that Olive Crest Estate is a Public Private Partnership initiative of the Rivers State Government. Njoku thanked the state government for its investor-friendly initiative and transparent process that produced Afriprops as one of the partners for the project.
 
He also expressed optimism that the estate would reduce the widening housing deficit in the country. “Nigeria currently has a housing deficit of about 17 million, and Rivers state being one of the most industrialised states in Nigeria with three-times the size of Lagos has a good percentage of that deficit. The estate covers 46.11 hectares of prime land comprising of residential built area, site and services for residential and commercial plots,’’ he said. 
 
According to Njoku, the new estate will be self-sustaining and will be equipped with 24 hours electricity supply; underground cabling system; industrial borehole water treatment plant and water reticulation and storm water drainage. He said the facility would be equipped with smart technologies; water parks and ample parking space; swimming pool, restaurants and bar and sporting and recreational facilities, among others.  
 
To demonstrate Afriprops’ commitment to the partnership with the Rivers State Government, Njoku revealed that his company will also build its Regional office and asset management company within the estate.He assured that the project would be completed with specifications as cited in its Memorandum of Understanding with GPHCDA.
Also present at the signing and site handover ceremony were Mr Victor Halliday, a Director of Afriprops Development Company Ltd and Directors of Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority alongside its Administrator, Ambassador Desmond Akawor.
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