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Prayers and Fasting can’t solve Nigeria’s problem – Osinbajo

The Acting President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, said no amount of prayers and fasting by Nigerians could move the nation forward without hard work.

Osinbajo said he is as a pastor himself, and  he understands the law of sowing and reaping and knew the implication of leaving what was supposed to be done undone.

The Acting President spoke in Abuja during an interactive session organised for public and civil servants on the implementation of the three Executive Orders which he signed last week.

He said the prosperity and abundance being enjoyed by great nations today were not created by spirits, but by men.

While saying the executive orders were meant to aid the ease of doing business in Nigeria, he warned that anytime government officials deliberately delayed what they could do immediately, they were holding back the future of the country.

Osinbajo stated, “No matter how much you pray or fast, our country cannot grow without some of us deciding to do the hard work that makes n…

13 Years After Dropping Out, Mark Zuckerberg Finally Graduates From Harvard | Photo

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who created the social network in his dorm room at Harvard University, has finally graduated from the institution today, May 25th.

The 32-year-old quit Harvard in 2004 to become an entrepreneur. With the receipt of a degree 13 years later, Zuckerberg has updated his study period at the university on his Facebook profile.

He shared the above photo with his parents and wrote;

“Mom, I always told you I’d come back and get my degree.”

Nigeria Closes Embassies in Five Countries…See Details

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama has revealed that the Federal Government has commenced the process for closure of five embassies and foreign missions.

The Federal Government has approved the closure of five foreign missions and embassies, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama said.
Onyeama told newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, but he did not name the affected embassies or missions, but said the process for closure was underway and was also subject to the approval of the president.
“We do not want to indicate the embassies that will be closed yet because we are in the process of submitting the proposals, the cost analysis and also the political analysis we did to the president.

“When he sees that, he may or may not want to close some, so we have not yet reached the stage of closing some,” he said.
The minister also reiterated that the closing missions abroad were “extremely expensive”.

“The expense, costs of closing embassies is so high and prohibitive but in th…

FG Declares Monday Public Holiday to Celebrate Democracy Day

The Federal Government has announced Monday as public holiday to celebrate the 2017 Democracy day.

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 29,2017 as a public holiday to celebrate the 2017 Democracy Day.
The announcement was made by the Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He congratulated Nigerians for witnessing yet another Democracy Day which marked the second anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
He assured Nigerians of the government’s continued efforts towards guaranteeing security, revitalizing the economy and tackling corruption, according to the statement from the Director Overseeing the Permanent Secretary’s Office, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido.
The minister said, “No doubt, the nation is closer to getting out of recession, particularly with the recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan which seeks to revitalize the nation’s economy soonest.

“With the recently signed Executive Orders on Ea…

Nigeria Immigration arrests 400 illegal immigrants in Edo

Over 400 persons were on Wednesday arrested by Edo State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service for alleged illegal entry into the country.

The suspects were said to have been arrested during a mop-up exercise which started at about 4am on Wednesday across the 18 local government areas of the state.

Some of them, who were nabbed in Oredo, Ikpoba-Okha, Esan-West and Uhunmwode areas, had forced their way into Nigeria from neighbouring countries like Niger Republic, Mali and Chad.

Three officers of the agency sustained injuries when they were attacked during the operation.

The State Controller, NIS, Mr David Adi, confirmed the arrest.

Mr. Adi said that the exercise became necessary following intelligence reports that many illegal immigrants had relocated to the state without any means of livelihood.

He said though the citizens of ECOWAS member-countries had the privilege of free movement, such persons should possess the right documents and travel through approved routes.

Ahmed Musa Suspends Honeymoon, Arrives Super Eagles Camp

Ahmed Musa is already in Super Eagles Corsica camp. The Leicester City forward arrived last night alongside Kelechi, Porto's Mikel Agu and Shehu Abdullahi. Ahmed Musa suspended his honeymoon with his new wife to be a part of the Super Eagles friendly match today.

N3bn Fraud: Court Remands Jonathan’s godson In Prison

Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has remanded a godson to former President Goodluck Jonathan in prison for his alleged role in a N3bn scam.

The accused, George Turnah, is also a former Special Adviser to Dan Abia, erstwhile Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Turnah was first arrested in March when EFCC allegedly traced about N2b to his bank accounts.

He was on Tuesday arraigned alongside 7 companies on 12 counts bordering on obtaining money by false pretences, money laundering and abuse of office to the tune of N3,094,268,235.69.

The seven companies arraigned with Turnah are:
El Godmas Global Services Limited; Turnoil and Gas Nigeria Limited; Kolo Creek Petroleum Development Limited; Celtic Pride Consult and Events; Yenagoa Mall, Adaka Boro Marine Services Limited and Sugarland Intergrated farms Nigeria Limited.

Some of the charges read in part,

    “That you, George Turnah Alabh, El-Godmas Global Services Ltd., Celtic Pride Consult and Events, G…

10 Ways Your Bank May Be Cheating You

These days, customers are growing more aware of the many ways their banks cheat them. Business banking customers need to be especially wary of the potential for abuse.

It’s reasonable to be concerned about how your financial institutions treat you.

Being proactive about where you keep your money and what kinds of agreements you enter into will help you get the most from your efforts in the business world.

One way small business owners are retaking control over their money is by seeking innovative ways to get the loans they need to grow their companies.

According to Advance Funds Network, here are some ways banks cheat their customers:

(1) Account maintenance fees
Banks have since replaced Commission on Turnover with the account maintenance fee. Although many banks charge maintenance fees, most will waive these fees if your business account balance remains above a certain amount. Ideally, choose an account with no fees. If fees are unavoidable, maintain the minimum balance.

(2) ATM withdra…

Police Arrest Guys Who R*ped A Married Woman In Rivers

Police operatives of the Elimgbu Division, Rivers State Command have arrested two members of a six-man gang that r*ped a married lady. Police are on the manhunt for the rest of the suspects.

The two suspects have been charged to court.

Senate Says No Hope For Nigeria's Power Sector

The Nigeria Senate had a critical talk and review of the progress made after privatization of the Power Sector following a debate and discussions on a motion moved by Senator Dino Melaye, entitled “DISCOs, electricity consumers and the burden of over-billing.”

As the Senate began talks on the power sector in Nigeria on Wednesday a very gloomy picture was painted by senators who came to the conclusion that there was no hope of Nigeria coming out of its present power crisis.

The Senate, which noted that the power sector was in dire need of emergency response, said Nigerians would not have steady power supply because the distribution companies were bankrupt and could not, therefore, procure meters.

Consequently, the upper chamber asked that the privatisation of the sector be revisited without delay.
Senate chamber

In his motion, Dino said the burden of over-billing shouldered by consumers, even in the face of epileptic power supply by Distribution Companies, DISCOs, was totally unacceptable.

Monica Lewinsky Blames Late Fox News CEO Roger Ailes For Making Her Life a Nightmare

Monica Lewinsky recently wrote an op-ed piece about the late Fox News chairman Roger

In the New York Times article, Lewinsky blamed Ailes for building a news empire out of her affair with former President Bill Clinton.

She wrote, “Mr. Ailes, a former Republican political operative, took the story of my affair and the trial that followed and made certain his anchors hammered it ceaselessly, 24 hours a day.”

Lewinsky said Ailes changed the way cable news is delivered and jump-started the always-on, 24/7 coverage we are now accustomed to. She wrote, “Their dream was my nightmare. My character, my looks and my life were picked apart mercilessly.”

She confessed that Ailes’s decision to take advantage of her story even made her suicidal.

“My family and I huddled at home, worried about my going to jail — I was the original target of Kenneth Starr’s investigation, threatened with 27 years for having been accused of signing a false affidavit and other alleged crimes — or worse, me taking m…

Court Orders DSS To Release Ifeanyi Ubah Within The Next 48-Hours

A Lagos Federal High Court, has given the Department of State Service, DSS, a 48-hours ultimatum to release detained Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas, Ifeanyi Ubah.

Recall that Ubah was arrested by the secret police over an alleged fraudulent oil deal with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.
In a 100 page judgement, the trial judge, Justice Mohammed, on Thursday ordered the DSS to release Ubah, if it fails to file a charge against the oil magnate.

The judge also lashed out at the secret police over its claim that that Ubah was arrested in Abuja while he was arrested in Lagos and flown to Abuja where he is currently in detention.

Davido promises to sort out the accommodation of the little boy singing his song in a viral video

Video of a little boy, Utibe, singing Davido's "If" went viral 5 days ago and the person who took the video revealed that Utibe does not go to school but has to hunt snails and sell them to assist his mother who has a physical disability.

Sham Rock, who shared the photo, took pity on the boy's plight and decided to help him out. He went to visit the boy's family and discovered his mother was a single mother abandoned by her husband and, to make matters worse, she is paralysed and has 4 kids depending on her.  The good Samaritan was able to get Utibe into school today. He is now a primary 1 pupil at Government Central Primary school Ibeno, Akwa ibom state and photos of him on his first day at school were shared.

The house where Utibe lives with his mum and siblings is a ramshackle hut made of raffia palms and looked ready to fall any minute. Good news is, Sham Rock revealed that Davido has promised to sort out accommodation for Utibe and his family. The singer al…

Queen Elizabeth visits victims and families of Manchester suicide bombing

The Queen has visited Manchester to meet staff, victims and families of those involved in this week's attack in the city.

At Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Her Majesty met nursing staff, paediatric doctors and surgeons and thanked them for their work over the last few days.

During the visit, The Queen spoke to a number of the victims and their families, including Millie Robson, aged 15, from County Durham, Evie Mills, aged 14, from Harrogate, and 12 year old Amy Barlow, from Rawtenstall.

Earlier this week, The Queen sent a message following the attack on Monday evening.
"The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert," she said.

I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this dreadful event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or were injured.
I want to thank all the members…

Equatorial Guinea joins OPEC

Africa’s third-biggest oil producer, Equatorial Guinea, has been accepted as a new member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), a source close to the country’s oil minister told a Reuters on Thursday.

Equatorial Guinea said in January it was seeking to become OPEC’s 14th member and the sixth from Africa, an addition that would help raise the continent’s influence and profile in the corridors of global oil production and pricing.

OPEC and non-member oil producers are gearing up to extend output cuts on Thursday, possibly by as long as 12 months, to help clear a global stocks overhang and prop up crude prices.

OPEC is to discuss in Vienna whether to prolong an accord reached in December in which it and 11 non-members agreed to cut oil output by about 1.8 million barrels per day in the first half of 2017.

Most OPEC ministers, delegates and the market see a nine-month extension, instead of the initially suggested six months, as the base-case scenario but some count…

UNIMAID Student Caught After She Killed Her New Born Baby And Tried To Force Her Down The Toilet

A sad incident just happened at the University of Maiduguri in Borno State, after a female student who just gave birth to a baby girl, killed the baby and was trying to force the baby through the toilet when she was caught.

The incident happened at Murtala Female Hostel yesterday, May 24th, and was shared by Facebook user, Enyigwe Supreme Peter, who wrote

“Some ladies are heartless..crazy, stupid. In fact I don’t know any word suitable to describe this lady. Sometimes I wonder why some girls don’t have the fear of God in their life..

The picture below is a true life story of what just happened at Murtala female Hostel at the University of Maiduguri today.

As a lady gave birth to a female child..killed the child by herself and was coercing the child into the female hostel toilet..My question is… If this lady was treated in this manner will she be alive today?? Who will marry such a heartless woman as a wife?”.

Very True! See what Nigerian VP has to say about moving Nigeria forward

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, said no amount of prayer and fast by Nigerians could move the nation forward without hard work.

Osinbajo said as a pastor himself, he understood the law of sowing and reaping and knew the implication of leaving what was supposed to be done undone.

The Acting President spoke in Abuja during an interactive session organised for public and civil servants on the implementation of the three Executive Orders which he signed last week.

He said the prosperity and abundance being enjoyed by great nations today were not created by spirits, but by men.

While saying the executive orders were meant to aid the ease of doing business in Nigeria, he warned that anytime government officials deliberately delayed what they could do immediately, they were holding back the future of the country.

Osinbajo stated, “No matter how much you pray or fast, our country cannot grow without some of us deciding to do the hard work that makes nations work.

“I am a pastor,…

Toke Makinwa Gives Exclusive Interview On How She Lost A N20m Deal Because Of Her Failed Marriage

Nigerian media personality and Rhythm FM OAP, Toke Makinwa, has taken to her Instagram page this morning to reveal how news of her failed marriage cost her sponsorship deals, adding that back then, she was distraught but now, she sees the bigger picture.
Below is what she wrote;
When God is involved, it can never be for less. In my life I have seen him come thru so many times I’ll be selfish if I keep it to myself. I remember when we started the OnBecoming tour, we approached a number of companies for sponsorship and one particular incident left me sooo broken.
We had been talking back and forth and all was looking exciting till the news of the legal suit hit the press. I remember I was in Ghana and the night before OnBecominginGhana was amazing. I woke up in such high spirit till the news filtered the air and then I got that call, our “potential” had pulled out.
I read that text over and over again in tears, they pulled out because they didn’t want to be thrown in the middle of it all (…

Remains of Olumide Bakare to be buried on Friday

Veteran Nollywood actor, Olumide Bakare, who died on Saturday, April 22, is to be laid to rest on Friday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The burial arrangement is slated to commence with a service of songs on Thursday and the remains will be laid to rest the following day, May 26, 2017.

He died after a long battle with heart disease.

Punch had earlier reported that the 65-year-old thespian died on his way to the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Oyo State after his health suddenly took a turn for the worse. He had been ill for some time with lung and heart disease.

Some of his colleagues were very shocked by the news of his death and also expressed their regret about the manner which his death occurred.

Dele Odule, lamented that Bakare died without reaping the fruits of his labour.

He said, “It is very saddening. I know that death is inevitable and everybody would go someday. The most unfortunate thing about his death is that he did not reap the fruits of his labour. He never enjoye…

Why President Buhari could not be treated here in Nigeria- Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole says

Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has explained why President Buhari could not be treated here in Nigeria. In a recent interview with Thisday, Adewole said the long existing bond between President Buhari and his foreign doctors necessitated his continuous consultations with the doctors even as a sitting president.
According to Adewole, the existing relationship between a doctor and his patient is very important in the treatment of any ailment.

    "One thing we must realize is that health is a complex issue. There’s what we call patient-doctor relationship; there is also a bond between the patient and the doctor and these are things we can’t play with. I used to have patients in Ibadan and they still call me, and say ‘we will like to see you’. Then I have to say no to them because I’m no longer available and ask, ‘why can’t you see somebody else?’ But many of them are reluctant to do so. That’s the complex thing about health. We should give him that choice. What we really wish is…