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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

President Buhari writes Senate on the steps his government is taking to stop herdsmen /farmers crisis in Benue

President Buhari writes Senate on the steps his government is taking to stop herdsmen /farmers crisis in Benue

President Buhari has written to the Senate listing the steps his administration has taken to stem the tide of clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Benue state. The letter was read on the floor of the senate today by Senate President Bukola Saraki. The letter reads
I thank you for your letter referenced NASS/8S/R/01/33 dated 18th January 2018 and carefully studied the resolutions and comments there in. As I briefed you and the RT. Hon speaker when we met, several courses of action have been taken prior to the senate resolution.
“You may recall that I told you of the following steps taken as soon as the information came in to me about the Benue killings.
“One, on Thursday 4th January, I sent the minister of interior and the deputy inspector-general of police in charge of operations for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation. Two, on Friday 5th January, the inspector-general of police briefed me verbally on the latest situation, calm had then been restored.
“Three, on Monday 8th, the minister of interior met with the following, governors of Adamawa, Kaduna, Niger, Benue Taraba and Nasarawa together with the DG of the State Security Services, inspector-general of police, CG civil defence, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and police commissioner of the six aforementioned states.
“After the meeting, I instructed the Minister of Interior to brief you on the information gathered so far and steps taken.
“On Tuesday, 9th of January, at a session with Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state during which in informed of police arrests of some suspects. In addition, I told him that I have instructed to speed up trial of the suspects and give wide publicity of the police efforts.
“At the instance of the governor, a meeting was held in the presidential villa on 15th with a wide cross-section of Benue personalities and frank and open discussions were held. Everybody appreciated the difficulties of this farmers-herders strife. I assured all of my commitment and assured justice would be done.
“To infer therefore that nothing has been done, is incorrect. The police are strenuously working to apprehend the rest of the culprits of these heartless killings.
“Furthermore, I have instructed the IGP to relocate to Benue state and redeploy forces to the most sensitive towns. The federal government is initiating measures to address these and other security challenges, alleviate the consequence of these attacks and forestall reoccurrence. The senate resolution itemised in your letter would be taken into consideration and I’m instructing all relevant MDAs to factor them in their work.
“On December 19 to be precise, while receiving the report of the committee that was set up to review the technical and administrative structure of the NIA, I underscored the need to review the entire national security architecture as I promised in my inaugural address on the 29th May 2015. Action is being initiated to receive maximum cooperation from the senate in line with paragraph three of the senate resolutions.”
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Photos: Man shares photos of beautiful newborn baby found dumped by roadside

 Photos: Man shares photos of beautiful newborn baby found dumped by roadside

A Cotonou-based Nigerian man, Engineer Okezie posted photos of a beautiful newborn baby boy found abandoned by the road side this morning, Wednesday, January 31st.
"What a wicked, a lady delivered a baby boy last night and dumped him by the road side today in Cotonou been 31st of January 2018. Have a good look at the pictures. Such a handsome boy." he wrote.
 Photos: Man shares photos of beautiful newborn baby found dumped by roadside
 Photos: Man shares photos of beautiful newborn baby found dumped by roadside

 Photos: Man shares photos of beautiful newborn baby found dumped by roadside Photos: Man shares photos of beautiful newborn baby found dumped by roadside
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Peter Okoye's car garage is every man's dream

Peter Okoye

Mr P sure has a garage full of expensive cars! More photos below...

Peter Okoye
Peter Okoye
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Nigerian troops recover a Vicker Main Battle Tank lost to Boko Haram last year in Gwoza (photos)

Nigerian troops recover a Vicker Main Battle Tank lost to Boko Haram last year in Gwoza (photos)

The Nigerian Army today recovered a Vicker Main Battle Tank that was hitherto seized by Boko Haram members during an attack in Gwazo community in Borno state last year. See more photos of the truck below


Nigerian troops recover a Vicker Main Battle Tank lost to Boko Haram last year in Gwoza (photos)
Nigerian troops recover a Vicker Main Battle Tank lost to Boko Haram last year in Gwoza (photos)
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Wedding of the year! Nigerian grandparents set to tie the knot decades after their traditional marriage (photos)

Wedding of the year! Nigerian grandparents set to tie the knot decades after their traditional marriage (photos)

Facebook user, Felix Zachariah shared pre-wedding photos of his grandparents,  who are set to wed on March 17th, in Plateau State. 
"WEDDING OF THE YEAR!!! KEEP A DATE WITH US AS MY GRANDPA WEDS MY GRANDMA. 17TH MARCH 2018 @ COCIN NO.1 AMPANG WEST, MANGU LGA PLATEAU STATE. SAVE THE DATE." he wrote.
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Wedding of the year! Nigerian grandparents set to tie the knot decades after their traditional marriage (photos)
Wedding of the year! Nigerian grandparents set to tie the knot decades after their traditional marriage (photos)
Wedding of the year! Nigerian grandparents set to tie the knot decades after their traditional marriage (photos)
Wedding of the year! Nigerian grandparents set to tie the knot decades after their traditional marriage (photos)Wedding of the year! Nigerian grandparents set to tie the knot decades after their traditional marriage (photos)
Felix  Zachariah
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Photos: African migrants protest in Calabria, Italy after 26-year-old Nigerian woman dies in fatal fire at refugee camp

Photos: African migrants protest in Calabria, Italy after 26-year-old Nigerian woman dies in fatal fire at refugee camp



Around 100 grants protested in the town of San Ferdinando in south-western Italy on Monday, January 29, after a fatal fire in a tent city housing hundreds of migrants.
The protesters marched in silence from the remains of the encampment to the town hall, according to the USB , a union that campaigns for migrant workers’ rights and which organized the demonstration.
Photos: African migrants protest in Calabria, Italy after 26-year-old Nigerian woman dies in fatal fire at refugee camp
Some of them held photos of Becky Moses, the 26-year-old Nigerian woman who died in the fire that broke out in the night between Friday and Saturday. Two other women were badly hurt and dozens of others received treatment for less serious injuries, La Repubblica reported.
According to the newspaper, Moses had only been staying in the encampment for a few days before her death. She was previously a resident in Riace, a small town on the other side of Reggio Calabria province that has rehoused refugees from all over the world as part of a widely praised resettlement programm.
However, having recently had her application for political asylum denied, Moses was obliged to leave Riace and had been sleeping instead in a tent in San Ferdinando.
Photos: African migrants protest in Calabria, Italy after 26-year-old Nigerian woman dies in fatal fire at refugee camp
The encampment, on the outskirts of San Ferdinando in an area called Rosarno, is home to around 1,000 people living in tents and shacks. Most of the residents work as labourers on local farms.
The shantytown sprang up after violence broke out between locals, migrants and police in 2010, leaving more than 50 people injured and prompting hundreds of foreign workers to flee the centre of town. Tensions have remained high in Rosarno ever since.
According to the Italian aid group Doctors for Human Rights (Medu), as many as 3,000 labourers – the majority of them with valid residence permits for Italy – live in the camp at the height of the harvest, working for minimal wages and sleeping without electricity or running water in conditions that the NGO describes as “shamefully inhumane”. It calls the tent city “one of the biggest ghettoes in Italy”.
The cause of the fire last weekend is unclear, though smaller blazes in the past have resulted from residents lighting bonfires for warmth.
Photos: African migrants protest in Calabria, Italy after 26-year-old Nigerian woman dies in fatal fire at refugee camp
As a result of Monday’s march, USB said, regional authorities have agreed to allow people living in the camp to register as local residents.
Anyone whose documents were destroyed in the blaze will also be given an official certificate of loss to help them obtain replacements, the union said.
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 Photos: African migrants protest in Calabria, Italy after 26-year-old Nigerian woman dies in fatal fire at refugee camp
Photos: African migrants protest in Calabria, Italy after 26-year-old Nigerian woman dies in fatal fire at refugee camp
Photos: African migrants protest in Calabria, Italy after 26-year-old Nigerian woman dies in fatal fire at refugee camp
Photos: African migrants protest in Calabria, Italy after 26-year-old Nigerian woman dies in fatal fire at refugee camp
Photos: African migrants protest in Calabria, Italy after 26-year-old Nigerian woman dies in fatal fire at refugee camp
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Arsenal sign Borussia Dortmund striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for club record £56m

Arsenal sign Borussia Dortmund striker,?Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for club record ?56m



Arsenal have signed Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund in a club record £56m deal.  

The Gunners had two bids for the 28-year-old rejected by Dortmund before agreeing a fee that eclipses the £46.5m July purchase of Alexandre Lacazette. Dortmund would only sell after finding a replacement, with Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi to join on loan.  

Aubameyang scored 141 goals in 213 games for Dortmund since 2013, including 21 in 24 matches this season.  But he was suspended by the German club for their match against Wolfsburg on 14 January for missing a team meeting.  

The forward was also left out of the squad for their next game game at Hertha Berlin because club officials felt he was not focused enough, but he played 90 minutes in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Freiburg.  He has played 56 times for Gabon, scoring 23 goals.
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"Her getting hurt was karma biting her. She is the most hurtful person" School mate reacts to girl whose wig was pulled off by bullies in school

"Her getting hurt was karma biting her. She is the most hurtful person" School mate reacts to girl whose wig was pulled off by bullies in school

The video of an 8th grader whose wig was pulled off by a group of students went viral and left everyone who watched it outraged. But one of her schoolmates has now come out to say she doesn't deserve people's pity because she is the most hurtful and rude person in school who bullies others too.

Lauren Williams, popularly called Lulu, was standing in the hallway at school talking to a friend when a boy walked up to her and pulled her wig (read here). She was so upset and ran into the bathroom crying but they followed her and continued filming. 

After the incident, Lulu's sister Kayla Williams and her mother Myckelle shared the disturbing video online and revealed that Lulu has a scalp condition that doesn't let her hair grow well, meaning she has to wear wigs. 

"Her getting hurt was karma biting her. She is the most hurtful person" School mate reacts to girl whose wig was pulled off by bullies in school

A lot of people on social media rallied around the family and tried to lift Lulu's spirit with supportive words. They also called for the bullies to be punished.
However, a student of the school does not agree with the majority of social media users and have now come out to say Lulu deserves what she got because that's what she gives.

"Her getting hurt was karma biting her. She is the most hurtful person" School mate reacts to girl whose wig was pulled off by bullies in school
"Her getting hurt was karma biting her. She is the most hurtful person" School mate reacts to girl whose wig was pulled off by bullies in school

He also shared a chat between Lulu and his girlfriend where she said very hurtful things.

"Her getting hurt was karma biting her. She is the most hurtful person" School mate reacts to girl whose wig was pulled off by bullies in school
"Her getting hurt was karma biting her. She is the most hurtful person" School mate reacts to girl whose wig was pulled off by bullies in school

Lulu's sister, Kayla fired back and said his girlfriend provoked her sister first.


"Her getting hurt was karma biting her. She is the most hurtful person" School mate reacts to girl whose wig was pulled off by bullies in school
"Her getting hurt was karma biting her. She is the most hurtful person" School mate reacts to girl whose wig was pulled off by bullies in school
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Noble Igwe shares adorable photo with his daughter on her 1st birthday

Noble Igwe shares adorable photo with his daughter on her 1st birthday

Noble Igwe's daughter, Jasmine is celebrating her first birthday today. He took to his Instagram page to share a cute photo of himself with her and wrote:
Noble Igwe shares adorable photo with his daughter on her 1st birthday
"JAX IS ONE 
They Say you are not meant to love one child too much but they didn’t tell you what to do with the one that first called you “Dada”.
We bought toys for this gem but she prefers DSTV remote control.
She does not eat rice yet but she understands Chioma’s “ If you touch that,I’d beat you” 
We thank God for Jax and we know with your help, she’s grow up to be the best babe ."
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President Buhari presides over the Federal Executive Council FEC meeting(photos)

President Buhari presides over the Federal Executive Council FEC meeting(photos)

President Buhari presided over the Federal Executive Council meeting held at the state House today January 31st. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Ministers and others were present at the meeting. See more photos below

President Buhari presides over the Federal Executive Council FEC meeting(photos)

President Buhari presides over the Federal Executive Council FEC meeting(photos)

President Buhari presides over the Federal Executive Council FEC meeting(photos)

President Buhari presides over the Federal Executive Council FEC meeting(photos)
President Buhari presides over the Federal Executive Council FEC meeting(photos)
President Buhari presides over the Federal Executive Council FEC meeting(photos)
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Federal Government says it will shut down all open drug markets this year

Federal Government says it will shut down all open drug markets this year

The Nigerian Federal Government has said it will shut down all open drug markets this year to curb unwholesome drug distribution system.  

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in a statement issued after a ground breaking ceremony of the Coordinated Wholesale Centre (CWC) in Abia. Adewole, in the statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), frowned at the chaotic drug distribution system in the country thereby endangering the lives of the populace.  

He noted that the closure of all open drug markets would immediately kick start full implementation of the CWC component of the National Drug Distribution Guidelines (NDDG). The minister, who identified unsatisfactory drug distribution system as one of the challenges in the use of medicine in the country, however said that this has led to poor product handling.

Adewole added that it has also led to difficulty in product tracking for statistical purposes, circulation of substandard products, difficulty in audit trail and destruction of professional practice. According to him, the ministry issued the NDDG in 2013 in its bid to reverse the ugly trend of unsatisfactory drug distribution system.  The statement also quoted the Registrar of PCN, Mr Elijah Mohammed, describing the CWC as one of the concepts of NDDG to cater for or accommodate open drug marketers.  

Mohammed, who identified open drug market as the hub of major drug supply and major drug problem in the country, noted that the measure would assist in sanitising drug distribution system in the country.  The registrar said that the federal government, being sensitive to the yearnings of Nigerians, provided the CWC as an alternative to those in the open drug market instead of pushing them out.  According to him, the CWC will provide effective regulatory activities and ensure good pharmaceutical service delivery in the country.  It would have control over the efficacy of drugs coming into Nigeria and being made available for consumption for Nigerians, he said.  Mohammed described CWC as a purpose built infrastructure that would cater for storage condition, practice environment, security and also in terms of regulatory activities, among others.  
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The royal family actually has a Whatsapp group that they are 'scared to leave'

The royal family actually has a Whatsapp group that they are

Most families have a Whatsapp group where they update each other on what's going on in their lives and it has now been revealed that the royal family is no different in this regard.

In an interview with The Mirror, former rugby player Mike Tindall, who is married to Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara Tindall, explained that he and a few members of the Royal household have a group WhatsApp and the members of the group are afraid to leave the group lest they come off as rude.

The royal family actually has a Whatsapp group that they are

He said: "Me, my brother and then a few of Zara’s side like her brother Pete and the cousins are on WhatsApp groups. I wouldn’t say we’re cutting edge, but it’s just easier for some reason on WhatsApp."
Mike lamented: "I’m in about 25,000 groups. You might do it for a get-together and just stay on the group, and occasionally people will post. You’re scared to leave because you don’t want to be seen as rude."

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Oshodi phone thief tattoos names of different ladies he had sex with (photos)

Oshodi phone thief tattoos names of different ladies he had sex with (photos)

A phone thief nabbed by the RRS in Oshodi, Lagos designed his body with tattoos of the names of different women he allegedly had sexual intercourse with inscribed on his body. More photos below.

Oshodi phone thief tattoos names of different ladies he had sex with (photos)
Oshodi phone thief tattoos names of different ladies he had sex with (photos)
Oshodi phone thief tattoos names of different ladies he had sex with (photos)
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