Showing posts from May 29, 2017

Court Declares Local Govt. Marriage Certificates Illegal

A Lagos High Court has barred local government areas from conducting marriages henceforth. The court, in a judgment, declared that Local Government Unified Marriage Certificate was unknown to law and therefore unconstitutional, null and void.

A Certified True Copy of the judgment by Justice I. O. Harrison of Court 37, General Civil Division of Lagos Judicial Division, was dated May 15, 2017.

The plaintiff, Olamide Babalola, representing himself and other recipients of modified marriage certificates from the local governments, had dragged the Ikeja Local Government and Registered Trustees of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria before the court over the modified marriage certificate issued by the first and second defendants.

The plaintiff had sought a declaration that the first defendant did not have the powers to issue modified or customised marriage certificates different from the one provided in Form E under Section 24 of the Marriage Act Laws of Federation of Nigeria, 1990.


Hiding 13 Secrets - And Nearly Half of Those You've Never Told a Soul They're weighing on you more than you think.

A new study has found that the average person is holding onto 13 secrets, five of which they've never told a living soul. And it's not the secret itself that will haunt you - it's all the mental energy you spend thinking about it.

Scientists have found that the burden of having secrets can affect you in ways you might have never considered - some people actually feel physically heavier when they're burdened with a secret, and that extra 'weight' can skew how you navigate your surroundings.

"People have this curious way of talking about secrets as laying them down or unburdening them," lead researcher, Michael Slepian, a professor of management at Columbia Business School, told The Atlantic.

"We found that when people were thinking about their secrets, they actually acted as if they were burdened by physical weight. It seems to have this powerful effect even when they're not hiding a secret in the moment."

Slepian and his team examined …

Pregnant Rihanna steps out in distress jeans,and boyfriend T.shirt

It’s the uniform of choice for many an office worker.  And Rihanna gave the smart-casual look her own twist on Saturday night in an off the shoulder shirt.
The 29-year-old flaunted her shoulders by unbuttoning her over-sized blue and white stri*ped shirt featuring over-sized cuffs.

She paired the look with loose-fit distressed jeans, and stiletto-heeled white boots. 
The singer didn’t look to excited ahead of her night out in Manhattan, as she rocked her trademark pout, emphasized by a deep scarlet lippy.

Her burly minder meanwhile was enjoying the perks of working for the Fenty designer as he strode beside her in some Puma footwear.
On Tuesday the singer was spotted in the same city in a similar look, this time wearing a heavy denim coat of both shoulders.

NASS President, OOU chapter dies in an accident to his convocation.

President of the National Association of Science Students( NASS) , Olabisi Onabanjo University, Comrade Adefuwa Christopher died in a ghastly auto crash along Ile-Ife road, Osun State on Sunday just few days to his convocation.

The deceased was involved in the accident while returning to school from an excursion to the Idanre Hills in Akure, Ondo State. The accident involved a trailer which collided with the bus that was conveying Adefuwa and his colleagues.

He was the only one who died in the accident which occurred only days to his graduation while 21 others sustained serious injuries.

16 Highs and Lows Of The Buhari’s Government So Far

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is marking its second year in power. An administration that was dubbed a “messianic” one considering that its emergence saw an end to the 16 uninterrupted years the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had governed Nigeria.

While some believe that the president deserves a pat on the back for some feats his government has achieved, others believe there is still a wide gap between the current reality the country is facing and the plethora of promises the administration presented Nigerians at its inception.

In the build-up to the 2015 presidential election, the promises of Buhari – and the APC’s by extension – were sewn around one word – change.

He had even reaffirmed the promise of change when, in his acceptance speech, he declared: “Change has come and a new day and a new Nigeria is upon us”.
This notwithstanding, a report by SBM Intelligence, an organisation devoted to the collection and analysis of information, shows that the president has been …

Important Things True Christians Should Stop Doing

Before you read the following, I want you to know that these are things I am guilty of, too. Like I tell my church all the time: "I'm preaching to myself!" When it comes to following Christ, we are all a work in progress.

For those who know me, you are familiar with my personality, so you will be able to decipher my tone and picture me smiling as you read this. For those of you who don't know me, try to picture me smiling as you read on.

So, go ahead and laugh, love, and perhaps even whisper, "Ouch."

And just so there's no confusion, the word Christian is defined as someone who professes Christ and embraces His teachings. Not only are the four gospels about Him, the entire Bible is Him because He is the Living Word.

Here is a list of the things I believe Christ followers should cease and desist in their lives:

Quit expecting the world to like you.
Jesus said it would hate you (John 15:18-27, Matthew 10:22).

Quit throwing your own teammates under the bus.

Exclusive update: Man accused of killing banker over dented car in Rivers states his side of the story

Yesterday, Naijapaedia shared a report of a 28 year old Union Bank staff, Paschal Chukwuebuka Nnorom, who died on May 13th after he was allegedly dragged along the road by a motorist, Joseph Udo who dented his SUV and attempted to flee without fixing it in Port Harcourt, Rivers state (read here)

In a new report, Joseph denied dragging the deceased on the expressway. According to him, he was driving along the road when suddenly the deceased ran after his car and took hold of his car steering.

According to Joseph, he thought the deceased was an armed robber. He denied knowing that he caused a dent on the deceased's car prior to the confrontation. Read what he told LIB below ...
"It was on Saturday the 13th of May at about 3.30pm. I drove out from MTN road and was about to enter the express road. I looked at the express road to ensure that there was no other car coming from the express road. I then maintained the service lane as I saw other cars coming. I passed the MTN office and…

5 Effective Ways To Get A Lazy Person To Work

There are ways to get lazy people to work and it just might be a bit easier than you’ve imagined. Jumia Travel share 5 effective ways to get a lazy person to work.

Consider the ‘Lazy’ Person 
Certain people you consider lazy might not see themselves as lazy. In their own eyes, they’re putting in as much effort as they can. People have different perspectives on what can be defined as laziness and they tend to do what’s in alignment to their goals and view of the world. Ultimately to change people, you have to try to understand them better and first understand their perspectives. You can do this by asking the person non-judgmental questions or talking to others who know the person to get a better picture of his/her personality.

Consider Your Perspective 
You have to understand and learn to accept that the fact that another person doesn’t have the same approach to work as yours doesn’t make them lazy. You should try to understand that while your perspective on laziness makes much sense to y…

Don’t wish us dead, you still need our mentoring- Obasanjo tells Nigerian youths

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday, appealed to Nigerian youths to desist from wishing their past leaders, including him dead, as the youths still need their mentoring and advise‎. Obasanjo made the appeal when he spoke during the Youth Governance Dialogue organized by the Youth Development Centre arm of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library(OOPL), Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital‎.

    "Don’t wish us dead, don’t wish us to disappear because you will need us. You need us mentors and advisers to mentor and prepare you for the future. You need our experience and assistance of some of us to guide you through life. You should not lose hope, you should not feel frustrated. Whenever I go, they always ask me what is my fear about Nigeria and Africa. And I said my greatest fear is youth anger, frustrations and youth explosion which have no bound.

    We have the Boko haram in the north, the MASSOB and IPOB in the South East, the militants in the Niger Delta and the Oodua …

IPOB's Nnamdi Kanu insists the government must set a date for a referendum, says there will be no election in 'biafraland' if they fail to do so

The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday broke one of the bail conditions set by the Federal High Court, Abuja for his release. Justice Binta Nyako had earlier stated that Kanu's bail will be revoked if he flouts any of the orders in his bail conditions, one of which is that he's not to be in a gathering of more than 10 people.

Nnamdi Kanu however addressed a religious Shabbat rally in the presence of his parents and family members on Saturday.

Democracy day: Acting President Yemi Osinbajo addresses the nation, read full text of his speech

To celebrate this year's Democracy day, acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, this morning addressed the nation. In his speech, he highlighted the progress made by the Military in the war against Boko Haram, engagement of the Niger Deltans. He said the government is working with State governments, and tasking security agencies with designing effective strategies and interventions that will bring this menace to an end.

On the fight against corruption, Osinbajo said the war against corruption is on course and that the government will not relent in its fight to bring those who looted government funds within the last few years to book. He said the Finance ministry through the Treasury Single Account has blocked all leakages in government funds.

On the economy, he expressed regret at the recession and the rippled effect it has had on employment rates. He says the government is working hard at diversifying the economy so that Nigeria will not only depend on oil. He says the social interventi…