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    Academic activities have finally resumed at the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, where Boko Haram insurgents abducted 110 schoolgirls on Feb.19.
    The Principal of the school, Hajiya Adama Abdulkarim disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Dapchi.
    Abdulkarim said that at least 80 per cent of the students and teachers had resumed.
    “More than 80 per cent of the students has resumed, likewise the teachers. Almost all of them are around except very few who are away for one or more official reasons.
    “School activities are moving smoothly as they were before the ugly incident,” she said.
    Abdulkarim said that the school had taken some measures since the incident to secure the students and alleviate the ’ trauma for effective learning.
    “Before the incident, there were no matrons in the school, but now, with the help of the local government and permission of the ministry of education, we have been able to source for six elderly women.
    “We instructed the matrons to always be around, especially in the hostels, after class hours, to comfort and encourage the students.
    “On the side of the government, the military, police and civil defence personnel have been around the school at all times.
    “By the grace of God, the incident will not happen again,” she added.
    She called on governments, non-governmental organisations and public-spirited individuals to assist the school.
    “The school needs to be rehabilitated with essential facilities that will attract parents to bring their children to learn and actualise their dreams,” the principal said.
    Recall that insurgents released 110 students with the exception of Miss Leah Sharibu and five students who died in captivity.
    Sharibu was detained for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.

    Source: dailypost

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    The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, on Sunday, rubbished the recent threat by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, that he will return to Nigeria “with hell.”
    In a chat with DAILY POST, AYCF President, Yerima Shettima said Nigeria had gone beyond what he termed “cheap blackmail.”
    Kanu, who disappeared in September 2017 when military men invaded his residence in Afaraukwu in Abia State, had a few weeks ago resurfaced in Jerusalem where he was seen praying.
    In his first public address from Jerusalem, the IPOB leader vowed to return to Nigeria “with hell.”
    However, AYCF dismissed such threat, saying the harmony of Nigeria can’t be “undermined” by an individual or group.
    Shettima, who described Kanu’s threat as “noise”, dared him to return to the country and make such claim.
    He said, “We have gone beyond this, Nigeria is too civilized and too big for that kind of cheap thread. This country is a nation where an individual cannot undermine its harmony and I do not believe that Kanu was in Jerusalem because I saw the Israel comment.
    “However, if truly he is there, he doesn’t need to talk from there he should come to Nigeria and say it let us know if he is that powerful.
    “Nigeria has gone beyond that level, we can’t be falling for such cheap blackmail by an individual or group of people who are actually doing there own thing and want to make it a business venture as far as I’m concern.

    “He should come to Nigeria and stay in Israel and be making unnecessary noise.

    - ToriNews

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    According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has detected 1,224 dead persons’ names in its Adamawa voters’ register for the 2019 general elections.
    Mr Kassim Gaidam, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, disclosed this during the opening of a two-day workshop for North East Zonal lmplementers on election monitoring and support, holding in Yola on Thursday.
    Gaidam said that the statistic was uncovered during the recent display of voters’ register for claims and objections. 
    The commissioner said that the exercise was successfully conducted across the state. He explained that during the exercise, the commission recorded 2,113 claims and out of the 1,588 objections, 1,224 were reported death.
    The commissioner noted that during the exercise, 38,658 Permanent Voter Cards were collected across the state. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC Chairman, said that the election monitoring and support centre was one of the significant tools used by the commission in planning, monitoring and implementation of support provision to field officers for credible conduct of the elections.
    Yakubu, who was represented by his Special Assistant, Prof. Muhammed Kuna, said that the commission would use all resources at its disposal to ensure fair and free conduct of the 2019 general elections.
    He explained that the workshop was to strengthen the commission’s capacities to monitor the mechanisms and activities put in place for smooth conduct of the 2019 general elections, among objectives.
    Also speaking, Mr Samson Fadare, the representative of European Centre for Electoral Support, said the EU was proud to support INEC’s laudable initiative that sought to ensure free, fair and smooth conduct of elections.
    “It will be recalled that European Centre for Electoral Support supported the conduct of the election monitoring support implementer workshops for the off-cycle governorship elections in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun in 2017 and 2018, among others,” Fadare said.
    He noted that the workshop was the second of its kind designed for zonal implementers and would be organised across the six geopolitical zones to educate and familiarise the functionaries of the commission across the nation.
    The workshop was organised by INEC and supported by European Union. Five out of the six INEC resident electoral commissioners from North East with their top management staff were participants, excluding Bauchi State.

    Source: NAN

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    Mary Uduk
    • Seeks more investors’ patronage of e-dividend
    Worried about the increasing level of identity theft in the nation’s capital market, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), said yesterday it was currently working in collaboration with major stakeholders in the market to set up a committee that would proffer solutions to problems associated with identity management.
    Identity theft is the deliberate use of someone else’s identity, usually as a method to gain financial advantage or obtain credit and other benefits in the other person’s name, and perhaps to the other person’s disadvantage or loss.
    Besides, the commission stressed the need for investors to participate more in the e-dividend exercise and reduce the huge unclaimed dividend portfolio in the domestic market.
    The Acting Director-General, SEC, Ms. Mary Uduk, while addressing journalists after a two-day Capital Market Committee Meeting, in Lagos, yesterday, said identification management challenges encountered in the market would soon be over, nothing that the Commission is poised to addressing the problem head on.
    Uduk also disclosed that the forbearance window for multiple subscriptions and forbearance for shareholders has been extended by another year from December 31, deadline.
    According to her, the extension will help more investors to embrace the exercise, thereby reducing the increasing rate of unclaimed dividend, and boost compliance currently put at 2.5 million.
    “I am delighted to report that on the lingering issue of multiple subscriptions and forbearance for shareholders with multiple accounts, the CMC agreed that the forbearance window should be extended by another year from the December 31, 2018 deadline previously communicated. We expect investors to take advantage of this opportunity to claim their unclaimed dividends and bonuses.”
    Furthermore, Uduk explained that the Commission is set to take enforcement actions against any persons engaged in trading in the shares of public unlisted companies outside a recognised securities exchange, as provided by the rules as part of efforts to eliminate underhand dealings.
    On the need to grow the market for trading in securities on unlisted public companies, she said the commission is making concerted efforts in collaboration with CAC and other stakeholders to assist public companies that are yet to register their securities to do so without much difficulty.
    “In furtherance of the commitment to develop a vibrant Commodities eco-system, the Commission has commenced the implementation of measures to strengthen regulatory capacity by establishing a Commodities Division. Other recommendations of the Committee have been broken down into implementable plans with set timelines.
    “An interesting development in the commodities sector is the innovative solution developed by AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited (AFEX), and its partners regarding the use of Blockchain Technology to streamline the process of financing agriculture to Smallholder farmers and other players in the commodities markets.”
    Uduk restated SEC’s commitment to engage Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), on behalf of the capital market community to facilitate identity and account validation in an effort to enhance market processes.
    The Director, Market Development, SEC, Henry Rowland, said the Commission has developed a two-pronged approach to addressing the intractable challenges associated with transmission of shares related to the estate of deceased investors.
    He added that the first step would involve engagement with the probate registry with a view to providing solutions to the cumbersome process of transmitting shares, after which rules would be developed on the time frame and fee structure for transmission of shares.

    Source: Theguardian

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  • Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has said he was willing to let Nigeria’s oil-producing states have absolute control of crude oil revenues from their domains.

    He, however, noted that it would not be feasible to immediately implement such policies at this stage of nation’s development.

    Abubakar told The Africa Report that federating units once had considerable control of their resources, unlike the current federal laws that only allow 13 percent derivation for states in the Niger Delta, where crude oil is extracted
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    Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar,
    Although Atiku acknowledged that the appropriate sharing formula might be difficult to say, as it would depend on negotiations, he recommended limited role for the Federal Govern-ment in appropriating crude revenues.
    “States can get more because in the First Republic, the regions had 50/50,” Abubakar told The Africa Report in an interview, Wednesday.
    He added: “I don’t mind giving even 100 percent, but I would tax those states to maintain the Federal Government.”… as GE pulls out of $2bn rail project

    Meanwhile, Nigeria’s railway projects have recorded a fresh setback as General Electric, GE, pulls out of Nigeria’s $2 billion narrow gauge railway concession, according to online platform, TheCable.

    The company has handed over to South African Transnet SOC Limited, which deals in pipeline, port and rail construction.

    TheCable said GE pulled out from the deal a while ago, following the sale of its 111-year-old rail construction business, but the information was kept under wraps in government circles.

    In April, Yewande Thorpe, Head of Communications, GE Nigeria, had said the company signed an interim concession agreement with Nigeria phase for “light remedial civil and track repair works” on the narrow gauge rail line.

    “A joint operation will be established between the GE-led consortium and Nigeria Railway Corporation with a supply of 10 locomotives and 200 wagons to augment the existing rolling stock in Nigeria,” she had added.

    All of that is in doubt now as GE has pulled out, handing over to Transnet, who recently recalled its Nigerian team.

    Source: vanguard

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    The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has countered Igbo leaders, saying that Ndigbo have not decided on any Presidential candidate to support ahead of the 2019 general election.
    The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-political organization made this known in a statement by Comrade Obinna Achionye, the Deputy President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide on Thursday.
    The youth group insisted that “no few and outdated leaders in the political circle would mortgage the political future of Ndigbo as they did in 2015.”
    Recall that Igbo leaders, had on Wednesday endorsed the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
    The statement reads, “The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide had a consultative meeting in Abakiliki and appraised the state of the nation with coalition of Igbo groups and resolved as follows: Ndigbo have not decided on which direction to vote in 2019 and no fewer and outdated leaders will mortgage the political future of Ndigbo as they did in 2015.
    “We shouted then that things were not done properly in the South East especially to the PDP chieftains but now they’re heading the same way which is another political catastrophic mission which will be resisted by the Youths and coalition of Igbo groups.
    “Ndigbo will not be carried away by euphoria of vice Presidential candidate, an additional State Creation is better in the South East.
    “We call President Buhari to seek redress and appease Ndigbo before the years run out to regain the loss of confidence of Igbo Youths, especially in terms of job creation and minimum wage issue, though we applaud Buhari on the massive road rehabilitation in the South East.
    “We believe that Ndigbo will have a rethink if the Federal Government revamps Enugu coal mine, creates jobs and creates additional State to south East. With a new state, there will be more political space; with additional Governor, 3 Senators,10 Federal Representatives, 24 House of Assembly members, 20 LGA Chairmen, many Councillors, its better than Vice President.
    “We call on Ndigbo to collect their PVCs immediately without further delay from INEC offices in their various LGA. We frown at the information of over 500 thousand uncollected PVCs in IMO state and insist that INEC should make it easier for Ndigbo rather than hoarding PVCs.
    “We insist there will be election in 2019 in South East, and we will continue to persuade our Agitators to have a common ground.
    “We urge Ndigbo, especially Youths, to be law abiding as operation Python dance is about to commence and by intelligent reports, this Python Dance 3 will be more provocative than the previous ones and agitators should shun acts capable of losing the lives of Igbo Youths especially the incident of a church where Biafran flags was hoisted in Aba,
    “We call the Army to be more friendly in the Operation Python dance 3,and not to provoke Ndigbo in anyway. Ndigbo will choose who they will vote for in 2019 Presidential election when the chips are down. Nobody will decide for Ndigbo in 2019.
    “We call on those Igbo elders to take the back seat as Igbo Youths and Agitators have taken over the driver’s seat on where Ndigbo will vote, as any Presidential candidate dealing with few elders will have a repeat of 2015 episode, where elders collected millions and betrayed PDP, and Igbo Youths boycotted voting,
    “Ndigbo will decide by January. APC and PDP have equal opportunity in grabbing Igbo Votes in 2019.”

    Source: dailypost

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  • ABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration will continue to implement policies that attract investment and spark competition in critical sectors of the economy for employment creation and growth.

    The President also said that he has developed interest in the oil sector, which is the main stay of the nation’s economy.

    President Buhari stated this when he received the Chairman and Management of the LADOL Integrated Logistics Enterprise who were on a courtesy visit yesterday at the Presidential Villa, 

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    President Buhari with Chairman of LADOL Mr Oladipo Jadesimi, Executive Director LADOL Mr Ibrahim Aliyu and Managing Director LADOL Dr Amy Jadesimi as he receives delegation of LADOL Integrated Logisitics Enterprise in State House on 15th Nov 2018

    He commended the company for taking full advantage of the pro-business policies put in place by his administration aimed at bringing domestic and direct foreign investment which were yielding prosperity to the people of the country.

    He said, “Your competitive and aggressive activity has brought you success. I am pleased that you are investing in a critical area, the oil industry, in which I have developed interest. I am happy you are training Nigerians and giving them respectful jobs. What you are doing shows that whoever tries will succeed.”
    The Chairman and Chief Executive of the company, Chief Oladipo Jadesimi said they had come to thank President Buhari for creating an enabling environment and anti-corruption regime that have enabled their business to create a 10 billion Dollar investment and 50,000 new jobs.

    On her part, the Managing Director, Dr. Amy Jadesimi, informed the President that their investment had a mission to attract local and international companies that will help reduce the cost of off-shore support services.

    According to her, “policies initiated by this government by abrogating monopoly, thereby allowing IOCs (International Oil Companies) to use any facility in Nigeria, yielded immediate positive result for the Nigerian economy by reducing costs by 50 percent.”

    She said that in the near future, seven more FPSO (floating production storage off-loading) units will be built in Nigeria, bringing USD 100 billion investment, thousands of jobs and a diversification of the economy due to 70 per cent local content.
    The Managing Director expressed the determination of LADOL to turn Nigeria into a hub for logistics and heavy lifting in the sub-region by providing non-stop, 24 hours, seven days a week support services in the Lagos area.

    Source: Vanguard

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  • [Image: 2019--Court-sacks-Akwa-Ibom-lawmaker-aft...754986.jpg]
    A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo has sacked a lawmaker in Akwa Ibom State, Idongiset Ituen, who recently dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
    Ituen represents Itu State Constituency in the state House of Assembly.
    The suit was filed by Ituen in September this year to pre-empt the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Onofiok Luke, from declaring his seat vacant.
    Also named in the suit were the Speaker, the PDP, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State.
    The Speaker had filed a counterclaim, seeking for “a declaration that having defected from the PDP to APC before the expiration of the tenure of four years for which he was elected to serve, Ntuen has lost his seat in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.”
    The Speaker also requested “An order of court directing Ituen to vacate the Itu State Constituency seat in the state House of Assembly with immediate effect.”
    He also prayed the court for “An order of court restraining the Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly or any other person acting on his behalf (including the staff of the House of Assembly) from further recognising Ituen as a member of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
    “An order of court directing INEC to immediately conduct a bye-election to fill the vacant seat of Itu State Constituency at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.”
    The court presided over by F. O. Riman, dismissed the main suit filed by Ituen and granted all the reliefs in the counterclaim.
    Ituen’s lawyer, Uyo-Obong Jumbo said they were filing an appeal for a stay of execution of the judgment.

    Source: dailypost

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    The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has condemned threat by the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, to sack workers if the new national minimum wage of N30,000 is implemented.

    Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, said the threat was not new.

    Mr Wabba was reacting to the statement made by the Chairman of NGF, Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara,  threatening to sack workers on the account of the new national minimum wage of N30, 000.

    He said that the process of negotiation by the tripartite social partners for a new wage has ended and a new National Minimum Wage of N30,000 agreed upon by government, labour and employers in the private sector

    According to Wabba, the threat to sack workers is not new in the struggle for review of  national minimum wage.

    “Therefore, the current one by the governor of Zamfara cannot be used to intimidate labour.

    “The consequences of workers retrenchment are too grievous for any political office holder truly elected by the people to contemplate.


    “ Few political office holders are bent on enslaving Nigerian workers with peanuts mislabeled as salaries.

    “We urge such elected public officials to subject their humongous salaries and allowances, reputed to be among the highest in the world to public perusal.

    “Pro rata with the minimum wage they want to force down the throats of Nigerian workers, ‘’ he said.

    Mr Wabba urged each of the state governors to go to their respective state and inform workers on their individual position on the new national minimum wage of N30, 000.

    The NLC president further urged workers to remain steadfast and firm on their rights to decent wages and improved living conditions.

    “To the oppressors, we have only one answer for you, we will never sleep on our rights.

    “We hereby reiterate our directive to Nigerian workers to vote out any politician or political party that refuses to pay the new national minimum wage of N30, 000.

    “We shall continue to consolidate our efforts to strengthen already existing platforms and structures to give teeth to our resolve to vote out anti-labour governors and politicians in the forthcoming 2019 general election, ‘’ Wabba said.

    He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to speedily present to the National Assembly the bill on the National Minimum Wage for appropriate amendment and implementation.

    “It would interest Nigerians to know that the new national minimum wage of N30,000 was a product of intense and robust negotiations at the National Minimum Wage Tripartite Negotiation Committee that lasted for one year.

    “At the National Minimum Wage Tripartite Negotiation Committee, state governments were represented by six states, one state from each of the six geopolitical zones.

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    Ini Edo

    Nollywood actress Ini Edo has taken to her Instagram to show appreciation to her fans for the love and support they have shown to her career.

    This came after the veteran actress noticed she had hit four million followers. The 36-year-old actress decided to celebrate her followers with a stunning picture.

    She wrote; “4 million kisses to you all my Brownsugar lovers.I do not take you for granted. I love y’all dearly and there would be no me without ya..Welcome and enjoy the ride… #Heavenonmymind”

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    She began her film career in 2000, and has featured in more than 100 movies since that time. In 2013, she was a judge for the Miss Black Africa Uk Pageant. The United Nations appointed her as the United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy in 2011.

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  • The public prosecutor had earlier said he was seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged with the murder of Khashoggi.[Image: kash.JPG]
    Jamal Khashoggi
    Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday the person who had ordered the killing of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi was the head of the negotiating team sent to repatriate him.
    The prosecutor, Shaalan al-Shaalan, also said that the whereabouts of Khashoggi’s body remained unknown.
    The prosecutor told reporters in Riyadh that investigations were still ongoing to locate the remains of the slain journalist.
    The public prosecutor had earlier said he was seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged with the murder of Khashoggi.
    He said 11 out of 21 suspects had been indicted and that their cases would be referred to court, while the investigation with the remaining suspects would continue in order to determine their role in the crime.
    Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi policy, was killed in the country’s Istanbul consulate on October 2. He was killed after a struggle by a lethal injection dose and his body was dismembered and taken out of the building, Shaalan told reporters in Riyadh.
    Riyadh had offered numerous contradictory explanations for Khashoggi’s disappearance before saying he was killed in a rogue operation.
    The case sparked global outcry, opened the kingdom to possible international sanctions and tarnished the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
    Turkish officials had accused Prince Mohammed of ordering the murder while President Erdogan said the killing was ordered at the “highest levels” of the Saudi government.
    U.S. President Donald Trump had suggested ultimate responsibility lay with the prince as de facto ruler.
    A travel ban had been imposed on a top aide to the crown prince, Saud al-Qahtani, while investigations continued over his role, Shaalan said.
    He said Qahtani had met the team ordered to repatriate Kashoggi ahead of their journey to Istanbul to brief them on the journalist’s activities.
    Qahtani has already been fired from the royal court.
    Turkey says it has a recording related to the killing which it has shared with Western allies.
    President Tayyip Erdogan said the recordings are “appalling” and shocked a Saudi intelligence officer who listened to them.


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  • A Nigerian pastor has been dragged to face the law after he reportedly abducted and slept with a married woman in Edo.[Image: priest%20collar.jpeg]
    Mr. Joseph Igwemoh, a 34-year old Pastor of the Global Influence Ministry, has been arraigned before an Oredo Magistrate Court for alleged abduction and having carnal knowledge of a married woman identified as Stella George, The Nation reports.
    The woman is said to be a chorister in his church and it was Pastor Igwemon that wedded her to her husband, Mr. Paul Nosakhare.
    Pastor Igwemon who was arraigned on charges bothering on abduction and act likely to cause breach of peace was accused of sleeping with Stella inside his church.

    He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
    According to the charges, “That you Pastor Joseph Igwemon on the 15th day of October, 2018 at about 1200 hours in your church, Global Influence Ministry at No 16 Owosenj Street, off Mission Road did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace by having carnal knowledge of one Stella George who is a chorister in your church having wedded her and her husband one Paul Nosakhare and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 249 (d) of the Criminal Code Cap 48 Vol II Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo State.

    “That you Pastor Joseph Igwemon on the same date, time and place in the aforesaid Magisterial district did abduct one Mrs. Stella George by keeping her in your house for months knowing that she is married and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 361 of the Criminal Code Cap 48 Vol II Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo State.”
    Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Isi Ukhun Iyoha, granted the Pastor bail in the sum of N200, 000 and a surety in like sum who must be again fully employed.
    The case was adjourned to November 29, 2018 for definite hearing.

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  • At least four family members have died after consuming amala meal in Kwara state leaving many in shock.[Image: hand-dead1.jpg]
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    Four members of a family in Ilorin were feared dead after the consumption of `amala’  meal, suspected to be poisonous.
    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that four others who took from the meal, had also been hospitalised at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH).

    The incident happened at Magaji-Ogo community behind Kwara State College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies, in Ilorin West Local Government Area.
    A source told NAN that the victims took the meal on Sunday night before three of them were found dead the following morning.
    According to him, the fourth casualty, who was the head of the family, died on Wednesday.
    “Those feared dead are the family head, his sister and two children, while those recuperating in the hospital are the mother and three other children.

    “The corpses of the deceased had been buried in accordance with Islamic rite. They were eight that took the meal.

    “Though we are not sure yet of the cause of death, the meal was taken alongside amphibian and there is a suspicion that they died of poisoning.

    “Officials from the state Ministry of Health were in the community to take samples of the meal for test but nothing was yet to be said of the findings,’’ the source said.
    The family, NAN learnt, is an extension of the Histrict Head of Adewole, popularly known as Alangua Adewole in Ilorin.
    Meanwhile, Dr Oluwatosin Fakayode, Director, Public Health and Disease Control in the state Ministry of Health, confirmed the incident.
    He, however, said that the ministry was yet to identify the cause of the “ugly and unfortunate occurrence.”
    Fakayode told NAN that samples from the meal were taken for laboratory investigation, which would be out within the next 24 hours.
    “As it stands, it is difficult to say the cause until the result is out.

    “However, we are definite that it is food poison because of the symptoms, but we are not sure of the food item that is culpable.

    “We learnt they took these amphibian that they hawk around with it. So we are not sure if it is the source of the death because some of them are poisonous.

    “Though we have not identified the culprit in terms of whether it is organism or chemical, definitely, it is a symptom of food poison.

    “But our suspicion is the amphibian. It could be preservatives that were used on the items that were used for the meal,’’ he said.
    When a NAN ccorrespondent sought confirmation of the Police in Kwara on the incident, its spokesman, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, said the command was not aware of the incident.


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  • Nigerian R&B sensation, Banky W, who is contesting for a seat at the federal house of representives ahead of 2019 general elections, reveals what he needs to defeat his opponents.[Image: bankyw-1.jpg]lBankyW
    While speaking at a public function recently held in Lagos, popular Nigerian singer, Olubankole Wellington, a.k.a Banky W, said that he is confident that come 2019, he would defeat his opponents at the forthcoming general elections. 
    The 'Wedding Party' actor, who recently declared his intention to run for Federal House of Representatives, Eti Osa Constituency, under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP), said though he may not have political godfathers, the financial capacity, a formidable structure like some of his opponents, he believes that with God and the vision he has for Nigeria, he would win the election. 
    He said: “They said we don’t have the money to run, we say we our strength lies in our numbers. They said we don’t have the structure, we say we will attempt to build it. They said “what if you lose”? I say, what if we win?  You see, my entire life has been a story of just dreaming dreams, praying about those dreams, setting goals, and working until they come true. 

    "I can live with trying and failing. I cannot live with not trying.  So while I may not have a godfather, I do have God. And I have vision, intellectual capacity, integrity, the right intentions and a whole lot of hope.  At the end of the day, hope may be all I have, but I believe that it is all I need," he said with confidence.

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  • The Nigeria Air Force has launched successful strikes against the deadly Boko Haram sect in the northeast.[Image: air%20force.JPG]

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), through the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has commenced OPERATION GREEN SWEEP against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) in the Northeast.
    The Operation, which commenced on Wednesday, 14 November 2018, is an Air Interdiction Operation targeting selected BHT locations within the fringes of Lake Chad as well as areas around the Alagarno Forest near Sambisa in Borno State, with a view to further degrading the remnants of the terrorists, curtailing their freedom of action and denying them bases from which they could launch attacks.
    In the morning of Day One of the Operation, air strikes by NAF aircraft resulted in the destruction of a BHT hideout and neutralization of several terrorists at Sharama on the Lake Chad Green Fringes in Northern Borno.
    The attack was conducted following series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, that showed the presence of significant number of BHT fighters in buildings under trees spread across the settlement. Consequently, the ATF dispatched 2 NAF Alpha Jet aircraft to attack the camp, leading to destruction of some of the structures and equipment as well as the killing of several BHTs.

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  • Some notorious armed robbers have reportedly been killed after they were traced to a hotel by security agents.[Image: robbers-shot-delta.jpg]
    The robbers reportedly shot dead (Photo:NationalHelm)
    Security operatives have gunned down some armed robbery suspects after tracking down to a hotel in Delta, according to reports.
    It was gathered that the security men who had been on the manhunt for the notorious robbers, traced them to a brothel along Adeola by Crudas road junction in Sapele of the state – where they were probably having fun on Wednesday (yesterday).
    The robbery suspects were gunned down while trying to take off after sighting by the security agents.
    It will be recalled that some parts of Sapele over the last few months have been under siege of armed robbery attack as residents lamented and called on the security agencies to step up to the insecurity in the area.
    This is coming days after police cop attached to the Delta State Police Command, was killed by suspected bandits in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
    Two rifles and a pistol were also reportedly carted away by the bandits during the attack on the policemen, who were said to be on a stop – and – search duty in Asaba.

    - NationalHelm

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  • File photo: Police officers
    Sunday Owo, a 19-year-old man, was on Thursday apprehended with fresh human parts at a healing home in Awka, Anambra State, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
    Owo was caught with genital organs, fingers and blood-filled bottle of a child suspected to have been killed by the man.
    The suspect, who was apprehended at the instance of the Proprietor of the healing home, Mrs Ifeanyichukwu Ilonzo, told newsmen that he hailed from Ohaukwu in Ebonyi.
    He said he was asked by one Blessing to get the human parts and bring them to a natural healing home in Awka for money ritual.
    He said that he paid Blessing N50, 000 for connecting him to the healing home.
    Owo confessed that the victim whose parts he had was about four years and that he killed him in a stream in his town and threw the head and other parts into the stream.
    “She brought me here two days ago and said that madam instructed her to tell me to bring body parts that I will have money.

    “Her name is Blessing; she is also from Ebonyi state, but she said we can’t get these parts here, so we went back to Ebonyi state where I got it and brought it here.

    “I don’t know where blessing is now. I paid her N50, 000 for linking me up,” he said.
    But, Ilonzo, owner of Centre for Psychic Healing and Administration, Awka, said that she invited the media and the police on seeing such strange thing.
    “I and my staff were on ward-round after morning prayers when we saw the man with the human parts. He said he was looking for me as he had brought the items.
    “When the content of the black bag was opened, l instructed my staff not to let him go and invited security agencies and the media to witness what we saw.

    “One Blessing Eze had come for healing of fibroid and l gave her prescription after which she left but had not returned.

    “Eze’s consultation card bears Ifite-Awka as her address. This is some of the suspected frame-ups by people who wish to undo me.

    “I had witnessed such attempts in the past, including failed efforts to take my life,’’ she said.
    Ilonzo urged the Police to identify the owners of the child that was murdered and the Blessing working as his accomplice, saying that human life was sacred.
    The police at the scene arrested the man, and the Police Public Relations Officer of the Anambra command, Superintendent of Police Mohammed Haruna, said that investigation in the matter had commenced.


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  • A Nigerian lady has released her 'before and after' showing her unbelievable weight loss transformation.[Image: debs.JPG]
    A Nigerian lady who is currently living in Germany, has revealed how she lost her weight to live a healthier life.
    The lady identified as Deborah Olawoyin, revealed that she had to make some huge sacrifices in order to achieve her aim to get her ideal body shape.
    Known as @mizsthicknesz on Instagram, Deborah said she had to give up her huge boobs, hips and obesity to reduce her weight and pursue living a healthy lifestyle.
    She posted an amazing photo showing the stunning transformation of her body under a year and a lot of her followers have been so awed by the change.
    In her caption, she wrote: "One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain 
    "I gave up my big booty, hips and big boobs and obesity for a healthier, happier long life  
    "chai... I miss my boobs sha .. I used to rest my head on them 
    "Beginning of my #Weightlossjourney VS. Now...mind blowing #transformationtuesday"[Image: debs1.JPG]

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  • A marriage between a man and his wife has crashed because of the wife's violent nature. [Image: Court-building.jpg]
    A Mararaba Upper Area Court in Nasarawa State on Wednesday dissolved a 21-year-old marriage because of the wife’s irresponsibility and violence.
    The Judge, Mr Ibrahim Shekarau, dissolved the marriage between one Danlami Madaki and Cecilia Vanyida, saying that all efforts to reconcile the parties had failed.
    Shekarau ruled that the union between the two parties had been put to an end in the interest of peace.
    He advised the parties to maintain peace at all time, warning that any violation of the order of the court would amount to contempt and would attract grave consequences.
    The judge directed the parties to collect their divorce certificates from the registrar’s office.
    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the parties were married in 1997, complying with the native laws and customs of the Gbagyi of Karu in Nasarawa State.
    Earlier, the petitioner told the court that the marriage contracted 21 years ago was blessed with five children.
    He described the respondent as a violent and irresponsible woman, who did not hesitate in destroying property at every slight provocation.
    Danlami said that Cecilia never took care of their children and that her attitude jeopardised the love he had for her.
    The petitioner, therefore, begged the court to dissolve the marriage, saying there was no more love in the union and that nothing could bring them together again.
    However, the respondent, who was absent in court, sent a letter, saying that she did not object to the separation and that the court should grant the petitioner’s prayers.

    Source: NAN

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  • A former Minister of Aviation and influential politician, Femi Fani-Kayode, has written an explosive piece on the controversies trailing the Vice President in recent times.[Image: fani-kayode-speaking-1.jpg]
    Femi Fani-Kayode
    No matter how hard he tries to make it look as if it is no big deal and no matter how much he ignores it and tries to brush it under the carpet, the 5.8 billion naira scandal in which the House of Representatives have indicted Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for theft, larceny, diversion, misapplication and misappropiation will not go away.
    No matter how much he tries to wash himself with his self-righteous soap and brush, the filthy stench of corruption and abuse of office will never leave him.
    No matter how many open markets he visits in a blaze of publicity and in a desperate attempt to prove that he is a man of the people, the bloated flies that customarily trail filth, garbage, open sewers and rejected goods will continue to follow him and raise fundamental questions about his infantile claim to holiness, infallibility and sainthood.

    Some have erroneously argued that Osinbajo could not have stolen the 5.8 billion or indulged in any form of wrongdoing because he is a Pastor.
    They also claim that the grievous, unproven and outrageous allegations that he has made against President Goodluck Jonathan, President Olusegun Obasanjo, the late President Umaru Yar’adua and indeed every single PDP-controlled Federal Government that was in power over the 16 years before our nation was afflicted with the Buhari plague and APC contagion three years ago must also be true, again because he is a Pastor.
    On both counts this is not only an intellectually lazy cotention but it is also pure hogwash. I say this because Osinbajo is far from being what many think he is. His conduct over the last three years has proved that conclusively.
    As far as I am concerned he is a Pastor only in name. In my view he is not a Pastor but an eager accomplice, common sidekick and ever-ready man-Friday to the most hated, despised, compromised, dishonest, brutal, divisive, incompetent, cruel and evil dictator that Nigeria has ever known.
    I say this because no real Pastor would do what he has done over the last three years and neither would any tolerate or participate in the evil that his boss and their government have unleashed on the Nigerian peole since they came to power.
    Pastors see evil for what it is and fight it openly. Failing that they at least shun and condemn it. They certainly do not espouse it, enjoy it, wallow in it, encourage it, support it and thrive in its commission.
    They do not point fingers at the innocent and accuse them falsely and neither do they eulogise or deify the corrupt. They are not deceitful cowards who have sold their souls to the devil for cheap political gain, filthy lucre and a morsel at the tyrant’s table.
    The truth is that it irritates me to no end when some refer to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as a Pastor. It is like referring to Judas Iscariot as a disciple of Jesus Christ or Rasputin as the Pope.
    The Bible says “thou shall know them by their fruits”. It says “the devil presents itself as an angel of light”. It speaks of “wolves in sheep’s clothing”. It talks about “shepherds that feed on the carcasses of their own flock”.
    Osinbajo is a fake Pastor in the same way that Judas was a fake disciple and Rasputin was a fake priest. Like Judas and Rasputin he was secretly planted amongst the disciples and in the Church by satan.
    When you speak of Pastors you are referring to holy and selfless men who lift up, inspire and encourage others, who are filled with compassion and love, who are called to ministry by the Living God and who are deeply courageous and strong.
    These are tried and tested men and women who are filled with the power of the Holy Spirit and the light of God. These are men and women that are driven by the quest for righteousness, justice and equity and who have no fear of tyrants, bullies or the agents of the devil.
    These are men and women who despise evil, wickedness and injustice and who support and assist the suffering, the deprived, the weak, the vulnerable, unded, the afflicted, the persecuted and the poor.
    These are men and women that speak truth to power and that give wicked rulers and heartless men of wealth and power sleepless nights.
    These are men and women that have successfully passed through the furnace of affliction, who have mastered their calling, who are clean-spirited, who are committed to spreading the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ fearlessly and who do not steal, kill, lie, bear false witness, falsely accuse, compromise with evil or seek to destroy their fellow human beings.
    When we talk about Pastors we are talking about a rare and special breed of people who are committed to humanity, self-discipline and the work of God and who have chosen to answer the highest and most noble calling.
    We are talking about men and women llik the late Bishop Ajayi Crowther, the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa, the late Apostle Ayo Babalola, the late Rev. Timothy Obadare, Bishop David Oyedepo, Prophet T.B. Joshua, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, Pastor David Ibiyeomie, Dr. Paul Enenche, Bishop David Abioye, Bishop Mike Okonkwo, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Apostle Samson Suleiman, Dr. B.O. Ezekiel, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, Archbishop Jasper Akinola, Bishop Emmanuel Gbonigi, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, Prophet Emmanuel Kobe, Pastor Rhoda Awiliki, Pastor Solomon Kayode Anjorin, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, Dr. Israel Akonji, Pastor Emmanuel Omata and so many others.
    When we are talking about Pastors we are not talking about hopelessly compromised and morally challenged charlatans and crooked politicians like Osinbanjo who consistently attempt to defend the indefensible, who thrive on perfidy and falsehood, who tell one hundred lies a day, who indulge in the most outrageous and brazen acts of corruption, who persecute the innocent, who collude with evil and bloodthirsty men, who encourage the perpetuation and commission of barbarity and wickedness, who turn a blind eye when lives are being destroyed, who refuse to raise their voices when innocent blood is being shed, who speak from both sides of their mouths and who encourage mass murder, genocide and ethnic cleansing.
    About the Author:
    Femi Fani-Kayode was former minister of aviation and spokesman for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation.
    ***Written pieces and contributions on this platform are the opinions of the writers only and do not represent the opinions of

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  • An Igbo leader, Prof. Ben Nwabueze alongside other Igbo leaders have endorsed Atiku for President come 2019.[Image: nwabueze.jpg]
    Prof. Nwabueze and Atiku hugging
    Chairman of The Patriots, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, SAN, on Wednesday said he believed former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, would lead the country to greatness, DailyPost has reported.

    The head of Igbo Leaders of Thought said this on Wednesday in Enugu when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate met with Igbo leaders.
    Segun Sowunmi, spokesman of Atiku Presidential Campaign said Nwabueze got emotional during the meeting.
    Sowunmi, who posted a photo showing Atiku and the Igbo leader in a warm embrace tweeted Wednesday night: “Touching moment Prof Ben Nwabueze almost moved to tears.”

    “I will not die until your become president”, he quoted Nwabueze as saying.
    The endorsement of Atiku was taken by Southeast elders, comprising political, traditional and religious leaders as well as women groups.
    The communiqué read by a legal luminary, Olisa Agbakoba, SAN said: “The summit deliberated on the State of Ndigbo in Nigeria today especially after years of exclusion from the center.

    “This country has never been as divided as it is today. We Igbos have always yearned for a level playing field with justice, equity and fairness.

    “The Summit recognized the nomination of His Excellency Mr. Peter Obi Former Governor of Anambra State as the Vice Presidential Candidate of the PDP and fully endorses this nomination.

    “It was acknowledged that this nomination puts Ndigbo back in the center of governance. It is therefore important that Ndigbo should rally behind the Atiku/Obi ticket.”

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  • slay queen who has been enjoying luxury and gifts from a married man has cried out after the man infected her with HIV.[Image: HIV-AIDS-Image-e1491240598827.jpg]

    A Nigerian slay queen shocked many social media users recently by revealing that she was infected with the dreaded HIV by a married man in Lagos state.
    She sent her story to relationship expert, Joro Olumofin, asking other women to be wary of how they go after riches because that was what led her to her current health situation.
    Read what she wrote below:
    GOOD EVENING JORO !"[Image: slayqueenhiv.jpg]

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  • A really epic throwback photo of Nigerian singers, 2face, Sound Sultan, Faze and Blackface has emerged online.[Image: tb.JPG]

    L-R: Blackface, Faze, an unknown friend of theirs, 2face, Sound Sultan
    Although Nigerian singers all appear classy, flashy and flamboyant, there has always been a time in their lives when they were just young people who were trying really hard to make things work out for them.
    Artistes like Sound Sultan, 2face Idibia, Faze and Blackface are no exceptions to this case of 'humble beginnings'. An epic throwback photo showing these singers together has now appeared on the internet, leaving fans quite stunned. 
    The photo was shared on Instagram by Sound Sultan showing him and the three other men who once formed the legendary 'Plantashun Boiz' pop group, striking poses together.
    He captioned the photo thus: "#tbt TRUST ME IN THIS PIC WE KILLED THIS FASHION THING BACK THEN .TAG EM .#TONOP #SODABE"[Image: tb1.JPG]

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  • Two persons who were on their way to bomb a community in Imo state have been intercepted by police officers.[Image: Nigeria-Police.jpg]
    File photo: Police officers
    Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have arrested two suspects, who were allegedly on their way to bomb a community in Orlu town, Punch Metro reports.
    The state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, who paraded the suspects on Wednesday in Owerri, said they came from Ebonyi State to carry out the planned bombing.
    The CP gave the names of the suspects as Friday Echereobia, 28, and Ozioma Nwosu, 30.
    The police boss said, “The operatives of the Police Mobile Force 18 Squadron during a routine stop and search duty at their checkpoint by the UBA junction in Orlu, arrested the suspects, who were on a motorcycle and in possession of a suspicious looking object.

    “Upon discrete interrogation and investigation, the object was discovered to be an Improvised Explosive Device or homemade bomb.”

    “The suspects revealed that the IED was handed over to them on November 7, at Effiong in Ebonyi State, where they converge to hold their meetings, and from where they moved down to Ihiagwa, Owerri West LGA in Imo State and given the IED by one Chijioke Jimmy, an indigene of Ebonyi State, who is resident in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.”

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  • Nigerian principals have criticized the school feeding programme of the Federal Government across the nation.

    [Image: school%20feeding%20program.JPG]Pupils enjoying the school feeding programme
    According to a report by The Independent, Alhaji Katcha Kudu, North Central President of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), has written off the Federal Government’s School Feeding Programme, describing it as a conduit pipe to siphon public funds.
    Alhaji Kudu said this while fielding questions from journalists at the venue of the zonal annual workshop of ANCOPSS at the Ta’al Conference Centre in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.
    Kudu argued that the school feeding programme was a failure and noted that the amount of money spent was not justifiable given the quality of meals given to students.
    According to him, “The school feeding programme is a total failure and a means to enrich some few friends of this administration.

    “Principals are not even involved in the implementation and therefore we don’t even have a say.

    “The government should have a rethink and take serious inventory of the exercise and stop wasting national resources.

    “There are better programmes that will improve the life of the poor.”
    He called on participants at the ongoing workshop to use the occasion to develop and improve their administrative ability in order to impact positively on secondary schools.
    The workshop, which is expected to last for five days, is aimed at training teachers of secondary schools for better school teaching in the country.
    The association used the opportunity of the event to warn members against any involvement in examination malpractice.
    The National Home Grown School Feeding Programme was formally launched by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja.
    The programme is part of a N500 billion funded Social Investment Programme announced by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to tackle poverty and improve the health and education of children and other vulnerable groups.
    When fully realised the school feeding component of this programme aims to support states to collectively feed over 24 million school children.
    The programme, which aims to provide free school meals with food procured from local smallholder farmers, seeks to strengthen communities across the country by increasing school enrolment and completion; improving child nutrition and health; strengthening local agricultural economies by providing a school feeding market in which farmers can sell their produce; creating employment opportunities with jobs in catering, processing, farming, etc.

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