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Barely 24 Hours After The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, Released The List Of His 18 Com
Barely 24 hours after the Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, released the list of his 18 Commissioner-nominees, some women in the state on Wednesday faulted the list, saying the governor was bias for not including many women in his cabinet.
The governor on Tuesday sent the names of the nominees to the Ondo State House of Assembly for confirmation. The list comprised 16 males and two females.
The women under the auspices of the Ondo State Women Must Count kicked against the development, saying women were marginalised by the governor.
In a statement issued in Akure, the leader of the women group, Mrs. Olamide Falana, complained that the inclusion of just two women out of 18 Commissioner-nominees was unacceptable.
She said, “We express our displeasure and find unacceptable the recent list of Commissioner-nominees submitted by Governor Akeredolu to the state House...
Lionel Messi bid farewell to Neymar on Instagram Wednesday after the Brazilian striker told him and other Barcelona teammates he was leaving, saying it was a “huge pleasure” to have played with him.
The Catalan club confirmed Wednesday that Neymar wanted to leave after weeks of intense speculation, taking the 25-year-old closer to a potential world record move to Paris Saint-Germain.
“It was a huge pleasure having shared all those years with you, my friend @neymarjr,” Messi wrote on Instagram next to a montage of pictures of both football stars high-fiving, embracing or laughing.
“I wish you lots of luck in this new stage in your life. See you soon tkm,” he added. “Tkm” stands for “te quiero mucho” (I love you loads).
Speculation over Neymar’s future has dominated the first few weeks of new Barca boss Ernesto Valverde’s...
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Wednesday he does not believe the record-shattering 222 million euro ($260 million) transfer fee Paris St Germain are willing to pay for Neymar is expensive.
But the Reds boss, speaking after his side beat Sampdoria 2-1 in Dublin in a pre-season friendly, is concerned how the staggering figure will affect future transfers.
Mourinho shelled out 105.2 million euros ($111 million) last summer to re-sign their former midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus, but the French outfit are poised to double that record to tempt the Brazilian from Barcelona.
“When we signed Paul Pogba, I said he was not expensive,” Mourinho said.
“Expensive are the ones that get to a certain level without a certain quality. I don’t think £200 million for Neymar is expensive....
Ghanian actress, Christabel Ekeh has landed in police custody reportedly because she recently posted nude pictures of herself on Instagram
The Nigerian-Ghanian actress took to her Instagram page last month to post nude pictures of herself. At the time, Ekeh said that she was putting up her picture in order to welcome everyone to her the new Christabel
According to her:
"I noticed the page was taken down but it’s my way of welcoming everyone to the new Christabel"
‘It is whoever you can imagine. That’s why I’m not wearing anything. So whatever you want to wear on me, that’s your imagination' she went on to add.
Although Ekeh said in another interview that she had been threatened by a group of people that threatened to release her nude pictures, the excuse has not kept her out of police cell. In a separate interview at the time, Ekeh had this to say:
‘I had a group of people who have been...
An American youngster at age of 14 years was sentenced to 5 years in probation on multiple charges,Indeed a social media phenomenon who went viral after appearance on Dr.Phil. She grew up in Florida, where she was inolve on several law troubles. She is equally known by a number of names on Social media including Slim Bhabie and Slim Thugga. Her thbhadbhabie twitter has exceeded well over 270,000 followers. She and Romins Garcia went viral alongside with her mum Barbara Ann on Dr Phil.
Lanky former Super eagles captain and Arsenal forward, Nwanko Kanu, today celebrates his 41st birthday. Born August 1, 1976, in Owerri, the Imo state capital located in the south eastern region of Nigeria, he played for different clubs including Inter Milan, Arsenal, West Brom, Portsmouth, and Ajax before retiring from international football in 2010.
President Mmahamadu Buhari has been on medical vacation in the United Kingdom since May 7, 2017 but appears set to return to the country anytime soon as reports have it that the Presidency has put all staff in Aso Rock on standby for Mr. President’s return.
According to Daily Trust, which spoke to one of the aides to the President’s wife, Mrs Aisha Buhari, said some family members of the president and his wife’s security aides arrived Abuja Monday
The Presidency sources said that Mrs Aisha Buhari might return to Nigeria Wednesday.
The aide to the President’s wife said: “The information just reached me now from the wife of the president, that everything is set for the return of Mr President to Nigeria.
‘Already, some of the president’s family members and security aides of madam (Aisha Buhari) have just returned from London.
‘The wife of the president may either leave London on Wednesday or...
With the trending economic situation, many businesses have failed. Regardless, many of the causes of business failure can be prevented. Here are tips to help you put together a plan to make sure your business is around for decades.
Lack of experience
Lack of experience is one of the causes of business failure. If you are inexperienced or your management is made up of novices, then your business is likely to fail. When starting a new business, it is advised you get the services of people experienced in that field.
Some people throw accountability into the dustbin because they own the business, Hence, there is no difference between their personal money and business money. They simply spend. You must be accountable for any kobo your business spend and makes.
You cannot start a business where the service is not needed. Making it classy will not make...
A transgender man, identified as Trystan Reese from Portland, Oregon, has given birth to a baby boy in the United States of America.
Reese was born female but started taking hormones about 10 years ago. He stopped when he got pregnant and has now given birth to a son, Leo.
It was learnt that Reese had a miscarriage the last time he got pregnant and believed he no longer had the chance to have children of his own.
Reese and his husband, Biff Chaplow, already have two adopted children while Leo becomes their first biological son.
“I would say it’s unique. I understand that people are not used to two men having a biological child,” Reese told Fox News.
Mr. Chaplow also added that “the moment he was born was just like a pure moment of bliss, like the happiest moment of my life. To see the very beginning of Leo, of his life, was just like amazing.”
The couple said their family and friends supported...
The naira closed at 365 against the United States dollar at the parallel market segment of the foreign exchange market on Monday, down from 364/dollar it closed on Friday.
NAN reported that this was regardless of the sales of $462m and $195m in the interbank forex market by the Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday and Monday, respectively.
In line with its commitment to sustain and deepen flexibility in the forex market to further enhance forex flow in the economy, the CBN sold the total sum of $462,336,426.74.
A breakdown showed that the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales received the largest allocation of $267.3m.
The CBN also offered the sum of $100m wholesale interventions, while the...
Popular messaging app, WhatsApp which was acquired for about $19 billion by Facebook in 2014 has disclosed that it now has 1 billion daily active users as against the same number which it recorded on a monthly basis last year.
The social media messaging app also revealed some other interesting information concerning its users.
It reported that an amazing 55 billion messages are sent every day along with 4.5 billion pictures. Are you thinking about number of videos sent? One billion, wonderful.
Being a well known messaging app globally, it supports a large number of different languages. WhatsApp supports 60 different languages. And this is not stopping WhatsApp from exploring ways to improve on its services as the co-founder, Jan Koum says that there would be more useful features coming on WhatsApp in...
Nollywood actress, Mercy Ebosele, who is popular for her roles in yoruba movies, tied the knot with her heartrob in a grand style in Lagos, yesterday.
Several actors graced her wedding ceremony, even though it was not made known to the public.
Below are lovely photos from the wedding of Yoruba actress:
Speaking in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Monday, the stakeholders asserted that child-hawking, especially after school, is against the Child’s Right Act. (2003), which prohibits child-hawking and an abuse of the rights of the child.
Section 30(2C) of Part III of the Child Rights Act (2003 ) states that: “A child shall not be used for hawking goods or services on main streets, brothels or highways”.
Subsection 3 of it further states that ‘’A person who contravenes the provisions of subsection 2 of this Act commits an offence and is liable, on conviction, to imprisonment for a term of 10 years without an option of fine.
Executive Director, Africare Development Focus International, Mr Vitalis Anyadike, noted that any child hawking on the streets had been exposed to dangers.
“When you send a child to hawk on the streets, it is against the Child’s Rights Act which says; no child under...
Robert Clark, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has urged the National Assembly to consider reviewing the provisions of Section 145 of the 1999 constitution to provide for a decisive action regarding the president’s state of health.
Speaking with Sunday politics crew, on Channels Television, Clark also recommended that Nigeria needs a new constitution and not an amendment of the current constitution.
He said the popular concern about President Buhari’s medical vacation currently is not only a product of the president’s absence, but also the effect of non-compliance with constitutional provisions, as well as a gap in the constitution.
According to the senior lawyer, “The funny thing about Nigeria is that we never learn from our previous mistakes. During the case of Yar’adua when he was so sick that he could not come back, instead of going to the constitution and seeing what it says, we started talking about...
The President National Association of Nigeria Paediatric Nurses, Mrs Olubunmi Aiyedun says exclusive breastfeeding does not make the breasts sag.
Aiyedun made the disclosure at a News Agency of Nigeria forum in Abuja on Sunday.
The paediatrician, mentioned that many women prefer not to breastfeed their babies exclusively due to fear of their breasts becoming flattened or saggy. She described such notion as a myth.
Aiyedun emphasised that whether or not a woman exclusively breastfeeds her child, the breast will still fall as she grows old, at the time the breasts are to rest.
She disclosed that it is necessary for every nursing mother to exclusively breastfeed their children, stressing that it aids in reducing the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
The counselled nursing mothers to wear good bras when breasting to help package the breast and make...
The Depot Nigerian Army on Friday alerted Nigerians of the activities of fraudsters claiming to be recruiting candidates on its behalf.
NAN reported that Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Depot NA/Nigerian Military School, Capt. Hussaini Sani warned prospective recruits today, against falling prey to the fraudsters
“It has been brought to the notice of Headquarters of Depot Nigerian Army that criminal minded individuals are parading themselves as relatives to the Depot Commandant, Brig-Gen. Victor Ezugwu.
“The fraudsters do that to defraud innocent citizens who were not successful during the just concluded 76 Regular Recruits Intake exercise.
“Others also claimed to be principal staff officers of Depot NA thereby convincing their victims to pay huge amount of money to be recruited into the Nigerian Army,” he stated.
Sani explained that the Depot have responsibility of conducting...
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has called on the Federal Government to screen and vaccinate Nigerian students against hepatitis B.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has dedicated July 28 every year as World Hepatitis Day, with a view to eradicating the disease by 2030.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NANS’ Director of Health, Mr Chukwu John, urged Nigerian students to go for testing, practice safe sex and avoid sharing of needles and blades, in a statement on Friday
He urged Nigerians to kick against and eradicate unhealthy cultural and traditional practices and maintain personal and environmental hygiene.
He said that with documented national prevalence rate of...
Inmates of Jamaican prisons have been given a reason to smile despite their predicament as the Minister of National Security in Jamaica, Robert Montague, has announced that prisoners in the country are to be allowed conjugal visits.
According to The Observer newspaper, the Minister, who caused quite a stir on social media after his announcement, made this known while addressing participants at a Diaspora Conference in Kingston, the capital city of Jamaica.
The Minister said he believes that allowing inmates to have sexual relations with their partners is the right thing to do.
He said: “I am determined and insistent that we are going to start conjugal visits and some persons ask me why, but we must treat (incarcerated persons) in a humane way.
“A lot of us (say) that we are Christians; but true Christianity is when you do for the least amongst us, so we are working on that.”
John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said President Buhari is regaining his energy in the UK.
Addressing journalists after the visit to the President in UK, at the APC national secretariat on Thursday, Oyegun expressed heartily the “worse is certainly over”, noting that only Buhari could tell when he would return to the country.
He said, “I can confirm that Mr President is convalescing very strongly. Right now, all he is doing is having as much rest as he can to build up his energy, to build up his stamina. But the worst is certainly over” .
“Mr President is going to come back and he is going to face the responsibilities for which the people of this country have elected him. I am glad to say he is recovering beautifully.
“But I am glad he is having a lot of rest. And I wish it was possible to say take a longer time getting truly...
The Sokoto State government has spoken out in defense of his eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, following an alleged probe by the Economic and Financial, Crime Commission (EFCC) over the N700 million purportedly transferred into the monarch’s account.
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Reporting Unit, NFIU, a unit of the EFCC had allegedly flagged the account of the Chief of Staff to the Sultan of Sokoto, Kabiru Tafida, following transfer of N700 million in two tranches from the state government.
However, Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Media and Public Affairs, Imam Imam, said in a statement, yesterday, that the approval of the said sum was given by the State Executive Council, SEC, on December 28, 2016 in accordance with proper legal and administrative procedures.
The statement read in part: “Sokoto State govern-ment, concerned about the lack...
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