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Friday, January 26, 2018

'She is a ritualist not a mad woman! - Trending video of a 'mad' man and woman dancing on a road sparks outrage online



The video of a mentally challenged man and woman dancing on a road in Ekwulobia, Anambra state, is trending online but most online users are of the opinion that the lady in the video isn't mentally ill as she looked neat and was aware of what was happening. 
Some opined that she is a ritualist and should be investigated because at some point she brought out a napkin and hugged the mad man soon after.

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"America first does not mean America alone": Trump to world leaders at Davos

"America first does not mean America alone": Trump to world leaders at Davos

President Donald Trump on Friday (Jan 26) offered "America's friendship and partnership" to the world in his debut appearance before the global business elite in Davos.
The United States President accompanied by 10 Cabinet members and other top advisers had a clear message for world leaders and executives - "America first" doesn’t mean America alone.
“This is about an America first agenda, but America first does mean working with the rest of the world,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a news conference Wednesday morning.
Gary Cohn, the head of Trump’s National Economic Council, put it this way: "America first is not America alone."
While delivering the closing address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday, Trump tried to fight back at the global perception that the United States is anti-globalization and against free trade.
Trump said: "I believe in America. As president of the United States, I will always put America First. Just like the leaders of other countries should put their country first. But America First does not mean America alone."
He also encouraged global companies to do business in the US: "Come to America, where you can innovate, create and build."
Trump told his audience of politicians and leaders of industry, technology, and finance that the United States was more attractive than ever to foreign investment under his year-old presidency.
"The world is experiencing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America. America is open for business and we are competitive once again," he added in a speech to the World Economic Forum.

But he warned: "We cannot have free and open trade if some countries exploit the system at the expense of others. We support free trade but it needs to be fair and it needs to be reciprocal. The United States will no longer turn a blind eye to unfair economic practices."

read the speech here
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Photos: Shiite members stage protest in Yola, demand the release of their leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Photos: Shiite members stage protest in Yola, demand the release of their leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria aka Shiite today staged a protest in Yola, Adamawa state, demanding the immediate release of their leader, Ibrtahim El-Zakzaky, who has been in detention since December 2015 following th clash between members of the group and the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna state. See more photos below
Photos: Shiite members stage protest in Yola, demand the release of their leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky
Photos: Shiite members stage protest in Yola, demand the release of their leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky
Photos: Shiite members stage protest in Yola, demand the release of their leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Photos: Shiite members stage protest in Yola, demand the release of their leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky
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President Buhari signs 8 bills into law

President Buhari signs 8 bills into law

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate), Ita Enang, briefed State House correspondents yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari has signed eight bills into law.


Prominent among the bills signed into law is the Legislative Houses (Power and Privileges), Act 2018. The Act grants members of Legislative Houses in the National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly immunity from litigation for actions taken in plenary or committee proceedings of the House or committee. .

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According to Enang, the law is meant to strengthen the power of the legislators to carry out their legislative functions. .

The powers include powers to summon any person to appear before her, give evidence, including power of an officer of the legislative House to arrest any person who commits an offence against the Act. .

Another bill signed into law was the National Institute of Legislative Studies (Amendment) Act, 2018. Another law the President assented to was the National Senior Citizens Centre Act, 2018. The Act establishes the National Senior Citizens Centre in the country to cater for the needs of senior citizens. .


Others are Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Spain (Domestication and Enforcement ) Act, 2018; Rail Loan (International Bank) (Repeal) Act, 2018, Chartered Institute of Project Managers of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2018, Chartered Institute of Local Government and Public Administration Act, 2018 and Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (Establishment), Act, 2018.
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Photos/Video: Didier Drogba dances with Ivorians as they show gratitude for the school he built for their community

Photos/Video: Didier Drogba dances with Ivorians as they show gratitude for the school he built for their community

Ivorian football legend, Didier Drogba gave back to his country a few days ago by opening a school that will help no fewer than 350 children in the rural cocoa growing community of Pokou-Kouamekro to gain quality education. 
Photos/Video: Didier Drogba dances with Ivorians as they show gratitude for the school he built for their community
Speaking at the launch, Drogba said the foundation began working on the project two years ago. 
I am very proud to see it completed . The belief of my foundation has always been if we give children access to health and education, we will build future generations of doctors, scientists, businessmen and women and that is how we build a better Africa”. 
Photos/Video: Didier Drogba dances with Ivorians as they show gratitude for the school he built for their community
The former Chelsea player also took to Instagram to shares photos of the opening and wrote;
To be born somewhere, travel everywhere and come back to give back to my community and give them opportunity to dream bigger by giving them access to better education. #manof the world. 
In appreciation of the kind gesture, hundreds of commuter gathered round Drogba to sing and praise him for his good deeds. One particular elderly women laid down her wrapper and asked him to step on it. Known for his dancing skills, Drogba joined in the celebration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du9YuIIswhQ

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How can we solve killer Fulani herdsmen problem when President Buhari and those around him don’t see the killings as a problem? - Reno Omokri

How can we solve killer Fulani herdsmen problem when President Buhari and those around him don?t see the killings as a problem? - Reno Omokri

As tweeted by ex-president Goodluck Jonathan's aide, Reno Omokri
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Woman slumps and dies of shock after her 17 year-old son is arrested by FSARS operatives

Woman slumps and dies of shock after her 17 year-old son is arrested by FSARS operatives

A woman identified as Mrs. Asiata Adeyanju, 42, reportedly slumped and died of shock after her son, Muiz, 17, was arrested by Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) operatives at their home in 9, Ajenifuja Street, Ilupeju, Lagos home on Wednesday night.
According to The Nation, FSARS operatives from Ipakodo Division in Ikorodu has been allegedly picking people up in the area in the last two weeks and arrested Muiz when he was about switching on the generator in front of their home.
The operatives said to be in black vests with the inscription “FSARS” allegedly slapped Muiz before dragging him into an unmarked van. A neighbor identified as Emmanuel, a teacher, was said to have been slapped by the operatives when he tried to stop them from taking the boy away.
By the time Muiz’s parents, who were in their room, learnt of his arrest, the operatives had whisked him away with others arrested at various spots. The late Mrs Adeyanju who was hypertensive then ran out with only her wrapper and chased the police van.
 Mrs Adeyanju slumped at a spot. and died while she was being rushed to the hospital.
Her husband, Mr.  Musendiku Adeyanju, who was said to be observing his evening prayer at the time of the incident, later met with the operatives at Ilupeju Junction, off Adesiyan Street, to secure his son’s release. They released the boy on hearing that his mother was rushed to the hospital following the arrest
It was gathered that the operatives hurriedly left the area when they learnt of Muiz’s mother’s death.  None of those arrested was taken to the police station but secured their release at an agreed price.
Describing his encounter with the operatives, Muiz said: “I was pulling the generator’s starter when the policemen grabbed my trousers and asked me to enter the bus. Before I knew what was going on, two of the officers started slapping me. They took me away with some other people I didn’t know. They were moving round the area, picking up people. They wore black shirts with ‘FSARS’ boldly written on them.”
Woman slumps and dies of shock after her 17 year-old son is arrested by FSARS operatives

Also speaking the widower, Mr Adeyanju said: “I returned from work around 9pm, after which my wife served my food. After the dinner, I performed ablution to observe the prayers I missed. I was in the middle of the prayers when there was a power outage. My wife instructed Muiz to start the generator in front of the house. The boy was arrested by FSARS when he was about to put on the set. I overheard one of my neighbours, Mr Emmanuel, telling the policemen that the boy lives in the house. I had to break the prayers to attend to the situation. Before I got to the scene, the police van had left the spot. We ran after them but we didn’t see them. I was returning home to take my car and search for the police van when I saw my wife at the street junction, gasping. People around rushed her to a hospital. I joined neighbors in the search for the police van. We met the FSARS officers at a junction in Ilupeju and I explained to them my wife had collapsed because of my son’s arrest. That was when they released the boy to us. We had barely left that scene when I got a call that my wife had died.”
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$313m is needed to assist almost One Million people stranded In Libya - United Nations

$313m is needed to assist almost One Million people stranded In Libya -?United Nations
United Nations Secretary General

On Thursday, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and its partners launched a 313 million dollars appeal to cover the basic needs and protection of about 940,000 people, who were displaced in Libya.

The UN relief agency said millions of people across Libya were suffering amid the fallout from a protracted political crisis, outbreaks of violence and displacement.  the Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Maria Ribeiro, said: “The difficulties people in Libya face in providing for their basic needs are real and we all need to be aware of the human cost of inaction. In my interactions with Libyan men, women and children, I see people who want to feel safe, have their rights respected and know that they do not have to live from day to day”. 

The current crisis in Libya, which had been in conflict since a disputed election in 2014 following the 2011 toppling of long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi, was the result of ongoing hostilities among rival factions, political instability and a vacuum of effective governance.

These have resulted in a further breakdown of functioning systems within the country, the UN humanitarian wing said. The 2018 humanitarian response plan, the third coordinated appeal in Libya, is being launched on behalf of the humanitarian community in partnership with the Libyan authorities.

It would help to implement 71 projects by 22 organisations, including UN agencies as well as national and international non-governmental organisations. The projects aim to assist with deteriorating living conditions by ensuring civilian protections, in accordance with international law.


This is to ensure basic service access for internally displaced, returnees and the most vulnerable non-displaced Libyans, including migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The funds would also help to strengthen families’ capacities to cope with the continued pressures of instability, fragmentation and economic decline.
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Oprah Winfrey Speaks Up On Possibility To Run For Presidency In 2020



Oprah Winfrey has revealed her lack of interest in contesting against Trump for the US presidency in 2020.
Recall that after her acclaimed speech at the Golden Globes awards ceremony, people urged Winfrey to run for the White House, but she’s not interested.
The world-famous television personality and business mogul disclosed this in InStyle magazine’s March 2018 issue.
Winfrey told InStyle: “I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not. And so it’s not something that interests me.”
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S. African girl sneaks food into a cinema, using a fake baby bump 



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Governors, senators, others join Obasanjo to oust Buhari




A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, is mobilising politicians and other Nigerians to sign on to his Coalition for Nigeria project, to oust President Muhammadu Buhari from office, PremiumTimes reports.

Many of those consulted by Obasanjo are said to have signed on to his elaborate plan for a mass movement away from the ruling APC, and his former party, PDP, to “rescue” the country. 
Obasanjo described the two parties as “wobbling” and unfit to run Nigeria. On Tuesday, the former president issued a scathing public commentary on the Buhari administration, advising the president to take a “deserved rest” and urging Nigerians to vote him out should Mr. Buhari insist on running. 
Impeccable sources told PREMIUM TIMES the former president repatedly discussed his concerns with Mr. Buhari, and then decided to go public after he noticed no improvement in the way the country is governed. 
Frustrated by the worsening political and security situation of the country, Mr. Obasanjo spent the last few months consulting key political leaders in the country. 
He then used the better part of January drafting and editing what is now the explosive “special press statement” that has shaken the nation’s political foundation. 
Obasanjo has held meetings with former Nigerian leaders, serving governors, lawmakers and other key leaders across the country before arriving at the decision. 
“At the last count, seven governors, 20 senators and over 100 House of Representatives members have agreed in principle with Baba to go into this coalition,” a close associate of the former president told PremiumTimes.
credit: premiumtimesnewspaper.
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Snake handler killed by his ‘baby’ 8ft pet python



A man who owned 10 snakes and 12 tarantulas was killed by his 2.4m (8ft) pet python called Tiny, an inquest has heard. 

Animal lover Dan Brandon died of asphyxiation at his home in Hampshire on 25 August last year, Basingstoke Coroners’ Court was told. 
Coroner Andrew Bradley recorded a verdict of misadventure following the incident with the African rock python. Mr Brandon, a keen snake handler, had owned Tiny since she was small enough to fit in his hand.
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Nigerians on social media mourn the death of Governor Ambode's aide, Deji Tinubu who slumped and died on a football pitch

Nigerians on social media mourn the death of Governor Ambode

Today, many Nigerians woke up to the devastating news of Deji Tinubu's death.

Until his death, Deji Tinubu was formerly the Chairman, Lagos Sports Commission and Special Adviser to the Governor on Sports. At the recent Cabinet reshuffle by Governor Ambode, Deji was redeployed to Commerce and Industry as Special Adviser

According to reports, he slump while playing football at a Retreat with the Governor in Epe, he was taken to the Charlet clinic but was later rushed to the General Hospital in EPE when condition didn't improve and he later died hours after.










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Special Adviser to Governor Akinwumi Ambode, Deji Tinubu slumps & dies

Special Adviser to Governor Akinwumi Ambode, Deji Tinubu slumps & dies

The Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Commerce, Deji Tinubu, has died. According to reports, Deji was at a novelty march being played in Epe, yesterday January 25th, when he slumped. He was immediately rushed to a hospital in Epe where he was confirmed dead. Reason for his sudden death is yet unknown. Deji and members of the state executive were in Epe for a retreat.



May his soul rest in peace, Amen.The deceased was formerly the Chairman, Lagos Sports Commission and Special Adviser to the Governor on Sports. He was later made the Special Adviser on Sports alone.

At the recent Cabinet reshuffle by Governor Ambode, Deji was redeployed to Commerce and Industry as Special Adviser before his death.
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Lagos government donates power bikes to state police command to fight Insecurity

Lagos government donates power bikes to state police command to fight Insecurity?

The Lagos State Government today donated a total of thirty power bikes to security agencies operating in the State, saying that the donation was in line with the commitment of the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to boost security and enhance safety of lives and property.
 
The power bikes, funded by the Lagos State Lotteries Board, were donated to the Police Command in the State, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA). Speaking at the brief handing over ceremony held at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, Governor Ambode said the procurement of the bikes was in sync with his promise to prioritize the security of residents and ensure that no stone is left untouched to protect the people.
Lagos government donates power bikes to state police command to fight Insecurity?
The Governor, who was represented by Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello, said security, being one of the tripod upon which his administration is built, would continue to be accorded its pride of place. “We are here once again at the instance of His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. If you must recollect last year when we had dinner with the members of the Security Trust Fund, the Governor promised that we are going to donate power bikes to security agencies to enhance their job of securing lives and property of residents. “In fulfillment of that promise, we are here today to hand over to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) for onward transmission to security chiefs here present the thirty power bikes donated to them by the State Government,” Bello said.
 
Speaking before handing over the bikes to security agencies, LSSTF Chairman, Mr Oye-Hassan Odukale commended Governor Ambode for the donation barely two months after promising to procure more bikes for security agencies.
 
Receiving the power bikes on behalf of security agencies, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, commended the State Government for the donation, saying the bikes would greatly help to meander to pursue criminals, especially those that like operating whenever there is traffic.
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Deji Tinubu's last tweet 24-hours before his death shows he was a very happy man!



Nigerians are still in shock and still can't wrap their heads around the sudden death of Deji Tinubu who slumped and died while playing football in Epe on January 25, 2017.

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Deji was truly loved particularly for revolutionalising sports analysis on radio many years back. He died as special adviser to Governor Ambode on Commerce and Industry.

24-hours before his death, he tweeted this, 'finished in a meeting this morning and then called my driver to come pick me up, he replies ”make I bring the car“!!!!! Half fainted I did. What do I do with him ehn??!!!'.

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