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Jerusalem As Capital: IPOB Turkey 'Diplomat' Ally Withdraws Support For Biafra

The well know IPOB ally and a Turkey Diplomat have threaten to withdraw support for Biafra Agitation over IPOB support for Israel and USA Donald Trump

PDP: Jonathan Leads Reconciliation Team, Wike, Secondus Visit George

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday, in Abuja, began a subtle move to douse tension generated among members of the Peoples Democratic Party over the outcome of last Saturday’s national convention in Abuja.

The former President assembled a team of his loyalists, who it was gathered, would visit aggrieved aspirants with a view to appealling to them to forget about their grievances and work with the Uche Secondus-led members of the National Working Committee.

Though the party has a standing committee on reconciliation, headed by the Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, it was gathered that the former President decided to assemble his team as the Leader of the party.

Among those in Jonathan’s team are his former Minister of Special Duties, Tanimu Turaki (SAN); a former Minister of State for Finance, Amb. Bashir Yuguda; a former Minister of Finance, Nanadi Usman; and his (Jonathan’s) bosom friend, King Turner.

FG To Pay Ikoyi Whistle-blower N421m This Week

The federal government says the whistle-blower that provided information which led to the recovery of N13bn in Ikoyi will get his commission this week.

It was gathered that the whistle-blower will be paid N421,330,595.

According to reports, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has directed the release of the money.

“The money for the payment of the Ikoyi whistle-blower is ready and that money is ready for release this week,” a source in the ministry told Punch.

Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take full effect

The Supreme Court Monday ruled that US President Trump's immigration travel ban against six countries,Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad, can take full effect while legal challenges against the latest version are been contested in court.
The high court's similar orders in two challenges to the ban mean that most travelers from these six countries cannot enter the United States while the cases are ongoing.. Lower courts had exempted more travelers who they said had "bona fide" connections to the United States, such as the grandparents and in-laws of citizens. Those exemptions mirrored ones designed by the Supreme Court in June, when the justices allowed only part of an earlier, temporary travel ban. The new ban, issued in September, is of indefinite length.

Queues return to fuel stations as Nigerians resort to panic buying over speculation of pump price increase

Vehicular queues have returned to most of the Fuel stations in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria amidst rumors that the NNPC is set to increase pump price of Fuel and other petroleum products. NNPC has however denied claims of increasing pump price of petroleum products. In a statement released last night, NNPC says the pump price of petrol will still remain N145 per litre and that they have enough stock that will go round during this festive period.
As early as 4am this morning, vehicular queues were noticed in many fuel stations in Lagos./ Some of the filling stations were selling while some others weren't, insisting they do not have any fuel left in their reservoir.

'Wike says he doesn't have money to pay scholarship for students abroad but he has money to buy 16 Land-cruisers for Rivers lawmakers' Deji Adeyanju

Deji Adeyanju who is a staunch member of PDP took to his twitter handle to react to the news of Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, presenting brand new SUVs to 16 members of the Nigerian Senate and House of Representatives that are from the state. Wike while presenting the cars, said the vehicles are to help the lawmakers carry out their duties effectively.
Deji wondered how the state governor could dole out money to buy these luxury cars when last month he told students from the state that are currently on scholarship in the UK to return home as the state government cannot continue to fund their scholarship programme because of low cash flow.

Okorocha Appoints His Sister, Ogechi Ololo, As Commissioner For Happiness

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in 28 new commissioners and 27 Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state.

He charged them to prove their worth in the service of the state and her people. One of the commissioners sworn in by the governor is his biological sister, Mrs. Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha). She is now the state’s Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment.

Buhari Ordered AGF Malami To Meet With Me, Ensure My Reinstatement – Maina

By Kemi Busari

The embattled former chairman of the Presidential Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, on Tuesday said his reinstatement started with a meeting with the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, as ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a video aired by Channels TV on Monday, Mr. Maina, wanted for alleged corruption, explained how the current administration held meetings with him and returned him to the civil service.

His secret reinstatement, exposed in October by PREMIUM TIMES, outraged Nigerians and raised questions about the Buhari administration’s seriousness about tackling corruption.

Lagos Government To Transform Oworonshoki Waterfront

The Lagos State Government has outlined plans to transform the blighted area of Oworonshoki waterfront into one of the biggest transportation, tourism, and entertainment centres in Nigeria.

The project will improve the aesthetic and security of the Oworonshoki environs, while attracting investments in water transportation and boosting socio- economic activities in the axis, with the provision of shopping mall and related infrastructures.

The proposed entertainment and mega ferry terminal site already under reclamation would divert alot of human and vehicular traffic gridlocks away from the Lagos Island and take advantage of the central location and accessibility of the proposed Oworonshoki terminal to Apapa port, Ikeja Airport and other parts of the state.

Fresh Charges Filed Against Evans

Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly called Evans, got down from the Black Maria, this time at an Igbosere High Court, with cuffs in his hands. It is barely a week after his trial at the Ikeja High Court was adjourned.

He walked with his face down into the court.

Evans is familiar with the environment because he was there few weeks ago but for a different trial.

The court room again is full and security personnel are everywhere, as the man also called billionaire kidnapper steps into the trial room to face Justice A.A Akintoye.

'Listing us a State sponsor of terrorism is a serious provocation' - North Korea warns US

Pyongyang has denounced the decision by the United States to relist North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, with a foreign ministry spokesman warning it was a "serious provocation."

In a report published on North Korean state media KCNA, the spokesman said his country had nothing to do with terrorism, saying the relisting was an "absurdity. This is a serious provocation and a violent infringement upon our dignified country," the spokesman said.

The Trump administration announced on Monday that North Korea would again be included on the list of states which sponsor terrorism, adding the US Treasury Department would be initiating further sanctions on the already isolated nation.

Former President George W. Bush removed North Korea from the list in 2008.

Photos: Army recovers more corpses, skulls from den of former militant leader, General Don Wanni

The 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, in Port Harcourt, have recovered more corpses and skulls from the den of a formermilitantleader, General Don Wanni, in Aligwu community, Omoku, in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA) of Rivers State. The decomposed bodies and skulls were recovered, in the early hours of Wednesday, after the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Major-General Enobong Udoh, led men of the Division to comb the forest where the notorious kidnap kingpin used as shrine and graveyard.

Robert Mugabe will attend Emmerson Mnangagwa's inauguration today

According to state broadcaster ZBC TV, Robert Mugabe is expected at today's inauguration of the new Zimbabwean president, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Already, preparations are under way at the National Sports Stadium in the capital Harare where the event is to be held.

The outgoing head of state is expected to inspect the parade to say goodbye while the incoming head of state will introduce himself to the parade.

Exes: Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri are reportedly rekindling romance

Janet Jackson who went through a difficult split from her husband, Wissam Al Mana few months ago is reportedly rekindling her old seven-year romance with her ex Jermaine Dupri.  A source told E! News that she and Jermaine are, 'consistently in contact,' and are, 'getting close again.'
Janet, 51, and record producer Jermaine, 45, dated for seven years until their split in 2009. 
Another insider said: 'Janet is single. She is good friends with Jermaine. They share a very close and beautiful bond. He's been there for her and she loves that about him. Anything can happen in the future but right now she has a lot on her plate.'
The source added: 'She is doing great and feeling great on her tour. Her baby is by her side as much as she can allow it. She has people helping her out. She looks great and is always so grateful to everyone that helps her and works with her. She is very pleased how everything is going on tour.'
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Ezenachukwu Okwudili, IPOB 'New Leader': "Nnamdi Kanu Fled To London"

The new acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Ezenachukwu Okwudili, on Tuesday disclosed the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu.

Okwudili claimed that the fugitive ex-leader of the pro-Biafra group fled to London using his British passport.

In a broadcast on Radio Biafra, Okwudili said, “Those who benefited from inciting young Igbo youth to violence and death, the time of reckoning has come.”

Facebook Launches Nigeria Initiative To Drive Innovation, Growth

Social media platform, Facebook, has launched a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria, to further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent.

Facebook, which has 1.37 billion daily active users, announced this in Lagos, yesterday, saying the plan Incorporates a series of high profile partnerships, training programmes and a physical space that will serve as a centre for learning and skills development.

It stressed that this set of initiatives is aimed at helping to develop and nurture communities, including small businesses, the tech and start-up ecosystem, youths and creatives.

Facebook Public Policy Director, Africa, Ebele Okobi, informed that in Nigeria, more than 22 million people use Facebook every month, and that 87 per cent of SMEs claimed that when they hire, digital skills are more important than where an applicant went to school.

Apple Sells Gaming Robots Built By Nigerian

Apple Stores in the United States and United Kingdom have begun the sale of gaming robots, MekaMons, built by a Nigerian-British, Silas Adekunle.

Adekunle’s company, Reach Robotics struck the deal with Apple recently.

The product with a price tag of $299.95 went on sale from 16 November in the shops and online. The robots can be operated with an iPhone and other smartphones.

Reach Robotics, an augmented reality gaming company creates robots for both fun and STEM education.

Adekunle, who was born in Nigeria moved to the UK when he was 11 years old.

He is an engineer who graduated with First Class Honours from the University of the West of England in Bristol, with a Bachelor of Science in robotics technology. He previously worked at GE Aviation and Infineon.

Emmerson Mnangagwa To Be Sworn In As Zimbabwe President On Friday

Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses supporters in Harare [Mike Hutchings/Reuters]
Zimbabwe is entering a new era of democracy, incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has said in his first public remarks since his return to the country.

The 75-year-old, whose sacking as vice president earlier in November triggered a military takeover, flew back to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, a day after longtime President Robert Mugabe stepped down.

Mnangagwa fled to South Africa after his dismissal, citing threats to his life.

He will be sworn in as president on Friday.

Frank Edoho Anchors 'The Price Is Right', A TV Game Show

After 13 years of hosting popular TV show, Who Wants To Be A Million, Nigerian broadcaster Frank Edoho announced via a tweet that he'll no longer anchor the show.

'Kindly allow me announce,that after a disagreement in negotiations with @Ultimalimited I have decided to decline hosting WWTBAM any further' he tweeted.

Musiliu Obanikoro Officially Defects To APC

A Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, will be officially defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The politician confirmed this to Channels Television, noting that he would be declaring his defection in Lagos at the weekend.
While he is still yet to clearly state reasons for his defection, reports say Mr Obanikoro has been seen recently at gatherings of APC chieftains.

Living Faith Church To Construct Four Lane Express From Lafenwa To Ayobo

Living Faith Church bought 24 Villages to house the ongoing Canaancity Project which would serve as residence for Church members in 15,000 buildings. The Church would also construct a Four way express from Lafenwa to Ayobo to ease the traffic for people going to and from Canaancity.

Funding model: The Church buys the land, lays the pipes, Construct the Roads and parks, build the Health Center, Secondary School etc The Houses would be Constructed by the Construction Consortium with their own Money. Interested members pays the Church, Church holds the money and give to the Construction agencies as they deliver on the construction.

The new 8,000 hectares of land acquired by him to build his proposed Africa’s biggest housing estate in Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State were from villagers.

Italy Apologizes To Nigerian Government For Hurriedly Burying 26 Girls

The Italian Embassy in Nigeria has apologized to the Federal Government, over the burial of 26 girls who died on the Mediterranean Sea.

This was confirmed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

“The Italian Embassy has apologised for the mix up for dates in the burial of the victims of the Mediterranean tragedy. NAPTIP and other agencies will continue to work with Italy and others to stem the tide of irregular migration,” she wrote in a tweet.

Lagos Starts Total Evacuation Of Tankers On Apapa-oshodi Expressway

The Lagos state government has started evacuating articulated vehicles parked along the Apapa-Oshodi expressway.

Olawale Musa, the general manager of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), said the step is a bid to ensure safety and a free flow of traffic on the route.

Musa said the government began clearing the tankers off Apapa-Mile 2 axis on Wednesday.

According to him, no responsible government would fold its arms and allow lawlessness and impunity to reign.

He added that the administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, the state governor, is up to its responsibilities and would not shy away from attending to the plight of the people.

Lagos Removes Oba Ogunji Statue, Dismantles Roundabout For Agege Flyover Bridge

The Lagos state government yesterday removed the popular statue of late Olu of Agege kingdom, Oba Ogunji to pave the way for Agege Pencinema flyover bridge.

It was learned that the statute removal was done by the men ofLagos state public works commission.

It would be recalled that Lagos state government has promised to complete the precast/prestressed dual carriage bridge before December 2018.

Metuh’s Trial: Court Orders Jonathan To Appear On Wednesday

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered President Goodluck Jonathan to appear before it to testify as a witness in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh.

A court official confided in our correspondent that Metuh’s legal team filed the draft subpoena before Justice Okon Abang shortly after the Monday’s proceedings.

The court official said the judge signed the subpoena after retiring to his chambers at the end of Monday’s proceedings.

Whatsapp To Enable Users “unsend” Chat, Fixes Other Bugs

For some time now, there has been reportedly been calls and petitions to Whatsapp management pertaining the missed call notification on it's mobile app when the phone did not actually ring and also voice lags or voice break during Whatsapp call which is probably caused by poor internet connectivity. Additional, due to the network connectivity in Nigeria, one can't the internet connection status or stability as it is been recommend that 3G, 4G or Wifi internet connection should be used during especially both voice and video calling.

Though, as at the time of writing this post, Whatsapp hasn't yet imposed these modification, but trust the required test running on these new features, meanwhile let's have a glimpse of Whatsapp latest update pertaining these glitches.

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins The World's Best Player Award

The Charismatic Striker has finally equalled his arch-rival, Lionel Messi, by beating him to the Ballon d'Or awards!

One word: LEGEND!

Sule Lamido Declares For 2019 Presidency Under PDP

A one time Jigawa State Governor and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Sule Lamido has declared intention to run for the presidency in the 2019 Presidential election under the Platform of the Party.

This was contained in a letter he personally wrote to the members of the Party, a copy which was obtained in Abuja on Monday.
‎Lamido would be the second contestant to show interest in the office, the first being the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose, though the office was zoned to the North by the Party.

Messi, Aguero & Dybala In Argentina Squad To Face Nigeria

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli has released a list of foreign-based players to face Russia and Nigeria in two friendlies next month.

Argentina, who have confirmed qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, will play hosts Russia on the 10th of November, before facing the Super Eagles 4 days later.

Captain Lionel Messi, Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Juventus star Paulo Dybala will all be involved in the games.

He will reportedly add a number of home-based players to complete the squad.

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Mugabe Appoints Minister For “whatsapp And Facebook” In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has created a ministry to punish “rats” who make use of the cyberspace to attack his government.

Appointed as Head of this new Cyber Security, Threat Detection, and Mitigation Ministry is Patrick Chinamasa who is a former Finance minister.

Zimbabweans have joked about the development, claiming Chinamasa’s appointment makes him the “Minister of WhatsApp and Facebook”.

Jonathan Probe: $12 Billion Traced To USA, $3 Billion Loot Hidden In China

A probe into stolen crude oil initiated by the Goodluck Jonathan administration has uncovered some scandalous revelations, according to investigations.

The investigations led by the National Assembly, the Office of the Attorney General and US based consultants have uncovered a total of 1.492 billion barrels of crude oil stolen by unnamed Nigerian saboteurs in conjunction with their foreign enablers.

Nnamdi Kanu Is In Abaribe’s Custody - FG Tells Court

The Federal Government has replied to Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe’s application seeking to withdraw as one of the sureties for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, describing the application as belated.

The government, in its counter-affidavit and written address filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja to oppose Abaribe’s request, told Abaribe that Kanu was in his custody and he had to produce him for the continuation of his trial.

It stated in its counter-affidavit that Abaribe was aware that Kanu “has long violated the bail conditions handed down by this honourable court” on April 24, 2017 before September 11 when he claimed to have lost contact with the defendant.

The counter-affidavit read in part, “That it was at this point at violating the conditions at the bail that the senator surety ought to surrender the 1st defendant and or bring up this application; “That this application is belated and ill-timed;

God endowed me with a prayer warrior in the person of my wife - Governor Ambode praises the first lady

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed gratitude to his wife and first lady of Lagos State Mrs. Bolanle Patience Ambode for the indispensable role she has played in his life.
Speaking to City People, the governor said:
“God gave me the grace. God gave me the blessing, endowed me with a prayer warrior in the person of my wife.”

Goodluck Jonathan says 'Buhari’s government has failed and APC is full of lies, hi-tech propaganda'

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday said Buhari's administration has failed in governance. He also noted that APC’s victory in the 2015 presidential election was aided by propaganda and lies, added that the ruling party has continued to feed Nigerians with lies and has deployed hi-tech propaganda to cover up its misrule.

Jonathan spoke when he received Prof. Tunde Adeniran, one of the chairmanship aspirants for the December 9 National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), also attacked the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, for failing to fix the power sector within the period his party had been in power as he expected of the PDP.

I Am Disturbed By ISIS’ Support For Boko Haram - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, October 19 admitted that he was disturbed and surprised by the claim made by members of Boko Haram sect about the support they have been receiving from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Vanguard reports that Buhari however said he was happy that his administration had been able to prove that it could contain the insurgents.

The statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, revealed that the president at a joint press conference he held with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey after their talks in Ankara.

Patience Jonathan Blocks EFCC's Bid To Seize Two Abuja Properties

The wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Thursday temporarily blocked the Federal High Court in Abuja from hearing an ex parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission seeking an order of interim forfeiture of two properties traced to her in Abuja.

Usually, such ex parte applications are heard by courts without the knowledge or participation of the other parties whose properties are at stake.

But somehow, Patience’s legal team led by Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN) got wind of the fact that the EFCC’s ex parte motion was to be heard by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Thursday.

More Bank Accounts To Be Shut As CBN Issues Strict BVN Rules

Banks will soon crack down on customer’s accounts following new directives from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday, on Bank Verification Number (BVN) operations and watch-list for the banking industry.

Records from the NIBSS show that there were about 45.85 million total bank accounts unlinked, but when compared with the active accounts the number dropped to 15.72 million unlinked to BVN as of February 2017.

The record further shows that as of October 8th, 2017, the total BVN issued were 30,511,506.

In a memo to the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) and Other Financial Institutions (OFIs) obtained by Daily Trust  signed by Mr. Dipo Fatokun, Director Banking and Payment System, the apex bank warned banks and OFIs to ensure proper capturing of the BVN data and validate same before linkage with customers’ accounts; ensure all operated accounts are linked with the signatories’ BVN; and ensure customer’s names on the BVN database ar…

Intels’ Volpi Apologises To NPA, Says Company Will Comply With TSA Policy

The founder and majority shareholder of Intels Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s oil and gas logistics giant with operations in Onne, Rivers State, Warri, Delta State and Lagos, Mr. Gabriele Volpi, has apologised to the federal government and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) over the spat that led to the termination of the Pilotage Agency Agreement between his company and NPA.

Speaking exclusively to THISDAY Thursday evening, the normally reticent Volpi, who holds dual Italian and Nigerian citizenship, said he was not involved in the negotiations between his firm and NPA over the disagreement on the pilotage agreement but was apologetic for the misunderstanding that had taken place.

He also resolved to ensure that Intels undertakes a reconciliation process with the NPA and transfers all the revenue collected from the boats monitoring and supervision services in Nigerian maritime waters to the Treasury Single Account (TSA) with the Centr

Lagos House Of Assembly Passes Yoruba Language Bill Into Law

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the bill which makes the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in schools in the state into law.

The passage of the bill was sequel to the bill successfully scaling through the third reading on the floor of the House.

The bill, among others, makes the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in all schools in the state, both in private and public schools, by including it as a core subject at all levels.

State-owned tertiary institutions are also mandated by it to incorporate the use of the language as a course unit into their General Nigeria Studies (GNS).

FRSC Begins Operation “show Your Licence’’ In Lagos

The Lagos State Sector Command, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has commenced operation “Show Your Licence’’ across the state to arrest drivers without a valid licence.

The State Sector commander, Hyginus Omeje said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Lagos on Thursday.

“The state command, this week, inaugurated operation ‘Show your License’ campaign across the state to arrest motorists who had no valid driving license.

“We are doing this as part of our ember month programmes to sensitise drivers on the need to possess valid licences before driving,’’ he said.

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Bomb-sniffing Dog Fired From CIA For Refusing To Sniff Bombs

A few weeks into CIA training, labrador Lulu began to show signs she simply "wasn't interested in detecting explosive odours".

Some people just aren't cut out for the realities of a high-pressure work environment - and it would seem the same goes for dogs.

46% of Americans think the Media is inventing stories about Trump and his Administration - Donald Trump

President Trump is not a fan of the media and he never misses an opportunity to attack them. In recent weeks he's even suggested revoking the license on some media houses who carry 'fake news' about him. In this tweet, he quote a poll by Fox News (one of his favourites) that says '46% of Americans think the Media is inventing stories about Trump & his Administration'.

U.S. judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for teenage girl who is in the US illegally

A federal judge, Tanya Chutkan, on Wednesday ordered the U.S. government to allow an illegal immigrant 17 year old pregnant teenager in its custody, to have an abortion per her request.
Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, which represents the pregnant teenager, praised the judge’s ruling as a major victory for abortion and immigrant rights.
Brigitte Amiri, a senior ACLU staff attorney who argued the case on Wednesday said:
“We never should have had to fight this in the first place,” said . “It should never have been something that we needed to go to court over.”
Late Wednesday, however, the Justice Department appealed the case, asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to stay District Judge Tanya Chutkan’s ruling.
The government asked the appeals court to rule by 9 p.m. on Thursday, to prevent the teenager, identified in court papers as Jane Doe, from having an “irreversible elective abortion” while the appeal is pending.

President Buhari approves pension payment to Biafra war veterans

President Buhari has approved payment of pension to soldiers, policemen and paramilitary officers, who were involved in the Biafra war  The veterans were dismissed from service for participating in the war, which lasted between 1967 and 1970.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Pensions Transition Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) announced that payment will commence on Friday, October 20, in Enugu state.  “The general public would recall that Nigeria witnessed an ugly civil war between July 1967 and January 1970 and as a result of that unfortunate period in our history, some members of the armed forces, the Nigeria police and the paramilitary officers who took part with the secessionist were dismissed from the service. The dismissal of those officers was commuted to retirement in year 2000 through a presidential amnesty granted on 29th May, 2000 by the administration of the then President Olusegun Obasanjo".  

How Sijibomi Ogundele Became Billionaire At 33

Sijibomi Ogundele is the man to watch out for as far as the revolution of Nigeria’s prime real estate is concerned.
Perhaps the nation’s youngest billionaire, Sijibomi recently featured in Forbes Africa as a brave young Entrepreneur, an astute businessman with the capacity to change the Nigerian real-estate industry, Mr. Ogundele’s vast wealth of experience as a venture capitalist and investment strategist has provided a solid background in ensuring Sujimoto achieves its mission in the establishment of classy housing units in Nigeria that can compete with its counterparts globally.
Through innovative practices and an international network Mr. Sijibomi “Sujimoto” Ogundele’s sole objective is to redefine luxury in the Nigerian real-estate industry.
While many of his mates are either still struggling with their education or even if they have graduated from school would still be searching for paid employment, 33-year-old Sijibomi Ogundele has emerged one of the biggest boys on L…

Newly released OJ Simpson party with multiple white women in Vegas

O.J. got out of prison on Oct. 1, 2017 after serving 9 years of a 33 year prison after being charged with the felonies of armed robbery and kidnapping.

Since he came out of prison, the 70 year old is back to enjoying himself. He was pictured with at least three white women in a bar in Las Vegas over the weekend.

ISIS threatens to attack the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

ISIS propaganda chiefs have threatened to carry out a terror attack at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The terrorist group published an image of an ISIS fighter carrying a rifle and a bomb while standing in front of a football stadium. The official symbol of the 2018 World Cup finals is also included in the photo which is interpreted as an alarming promise to bring mayhem to the tournament.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be played across 11 cities in Russia from 14 June to 15 July, when the final will be played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Liberian Presidential candidate, George Weah's son scores hat-trick for the US in Under-17 World Cup

Timothy, the son of George Weah, a former Ballon d'Or winner and current presidential candidate in Liberia has announced himself on a global stage in football.

The New York-born 17-year-old, who has been signed by Paris St-Germain, scored a hat-trick for the United States at the Under-17 World Cup in their 5-0 win over Paraguay.

His second strike in particular, a brilliant curling effort from the edge box into the top corner, was reminiscent of his father who scored a memorable solo goal for Milan against Verona in 1996.

His dad also played for Monaco, Paris-St Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City in a glittering career that saw him named world player of the year in 1995 the first and so far only African player to win the award.

Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait

Artist Kehinde Wiley, known for his paintings of African-Americans and reinterpretations of classic artworks, has been chosen by former President Barack Obama to paint his official portrait for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
At the end of each presidency, the museum partners with the White House to commission one official portrait of the President and First Lady.
Michelle Obama selected artist Amy Sherald, who is known for her life-size paintings of African-Americans, to paint her portrait, the museum announced Friday.