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21 Apr 2018

2019: Markafi Reveals How PDP Will Crush APC

A former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has revealed why the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has not merged with any other political party yet.
He said if the PDP is not careful going through the process of merging with other parties, it may result to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, hurting and sending the main opposition party into extinction.

He said the APC may end up shutting the PDP out of the 2019 elections.

Speaking in an interview with The Sun, Makarfi, a former Caretaker Committee Chairman of the PDP, said “Merger is a technical issue that…except if we simplify it by legislation.

“This government the way they work, if you play into their hands they will extinguish you because before you merge you have to dissolve as a political party and surrender your licenses.

“If you do that and government interferes with INEC and they don’t approve for you, even if you go to court it will take a long time. By that time maybe the elections are over.

“So you have to look at the kind of government you are having. If you are having an open, democratic government that does not interfere you can consider a lot of things.

“But when you are dealing with a set of people that are very vicious the way they approach things you have to be very careful what you adopt to the play towards 2019 otherwise you will fall into a trap and you may not be able to come out of it.”

My New Jam Will Be The Biggest Song In Nigeria, Says Davido

Omo Baba Olowo crooner, Davido Adeleke has urged Nigerians to gear up ahead of his upcoming single which he claims will be biggest song in the country.
Davido

While speaking during a joint interview with artistes signed to his label on Thursday Nigerian singer, Davido said that his upcoming single which will be released on April 30 will be the “biggest song in the country”, adding that the song is called ‘Assurance’.

Speaking on the Cool FM programme, the singer said; “I’m dropping a single on the 30th of April. It’s gonna be the biggest song in the country. It’s called ‘Assurance’.”

The singer who runs Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) alongside Yonda, Peruzzi, Fresh VDM, members of DMW, recently released a song titled ‘Aje’.

According to the singer, ‘Aje’ is the lead single of the collaboration album which will feature all the members of the label, including Dremo, Mayorkun, Idowest, DJ E-Cool, and Ichaba.

He said the DMW album will be out in June, describing it as a collaboration with Sony Music Africa. His own third studio album, Davido said, will be released in September.

The artiste signed to Sony/RCA spoke about his friendship with DJ E Cool, who he said he has known since the age of 11.

He said: “Me and E-Cool, we grew up in Atlanta together. You won’t believe when I was 11 running around in Atlanta, this guy used to block me from parties. He won’t allow me to enter.”

Davido also canvassed for votes for his artistes ahead of the 2018 Headies. Mayorkun is nominated in the next rated category while Peruzzi is up for rookie of the year.

“If I don’t win I’m okay. But I want to vote for my brothers, Mayorkun and Peruzzi. Vote for them, they deserve it,” he said.

20 Apr 2018

Photos Of Alleged Thugs Nabbed After Invading Abia APC Secretariat And Carting Away Valuables

Some alleged thugs have been nabbed after allegedly storming the secretariat of the All Progressive Congress and carting away valuable.
Some of the suspects have been nabbed
Acording to a report by Daily Post, some men who were suspected to be thugs on Friday invaded the secretariats of the Abia state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, carting away cash belonging to the party.

The reports shows that two suspects were arrested by the police in connection with the invasion.

Reacting on the alleged invasion of the APC Secretariats, the Abia state chairman of the party, Honorable Donatus Nwamkpa flanked by leaders of the APC in the State, while addressing newsmen, accused Chief Ikechi Emenike and Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwe, both of the chieftains of the party in Abia state of leading thugs to invade the party office.
Nwamkpa described the invasion of Abia APC Secretariate by hoodlums as shocking and commended the Abia commissioner of police for responding promptly to the distress call put to him.

He said the early intervention of the police saved the state from bloodshed and explained that Emenike was suspended by his ward and that he remained suspended.
The former Abia lawmaker, said, “This briefing is arising as a result of the ugly incident of today where one High Chief Ikechi Emenike accompanied by Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwe, and Engr. Okpechi led a group of hoodlums to the party’s secretariats while the leaders of the party were meeting at Wonderland event centre, Aba road, Umuahia.

“This invaders led by one Ikechi Emenike broke into the party office and carted away the valuables of the party, cash and photography of the party leadership”.

“As we speak to you now, we cannot see anything, only the picture of the President is here, the picture of the National Chairman and the state chairman have been removed. The secretariats was actually invaded. We are yet to assess the amount of money so far taken out of our purse”.“As I speak to you , it came to the leadership of APC in the state as a shock. And we needed the intervention of the police to drive away the hoodlums from the secretariats. We called the commissioner of police, we thank him for responding promptly and this has saved Abia from bloodshed”.

“Let us say it clear that the so called Ikechi Emenike has no input in this Secretariate, and cannot reap what he did not sow. Chief Ikechi Emenike was duly suspended by his ward and remain suspended in the party”.

Effort to reach Chief Ikechi Emenike for his comment failed at the time this report was filed.

#MerciArsene: Kanu Nwankwo Reacts To Arsene Wenger's Resignation With Emotional Message

41-year old ex Super Eagles player, Nwankwo Kanu has penned down an emotional message for Arsene Wenger who is set to bow out of the club after nearly 22 years as coach.
Nwankwo Kanu and Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger's resignation at the end of the season as Arsenal coach has attracted the response of African football legend, Kanu Nwankwo.

He took to his Instagram page to pen down the note below:

"Big shoes for anyone to fill, playing for Arsenal under Arsene was one of the best period of my career, 2 premiership, 2 FA cups, The invincibles, playing with some of the best assembled players, influencing millions of fans in West Africa to support this great club are some of the memories that come to fore today but above all the privilege to have played for a gentleman like Wenger is most cherished."

Nwankwo Kanu, OON, or simply Kanu, is a retired Nigerian footballer who played as a forward. He was a member of the Nigerian national team and later captained the Eagles for 16 years from 1994 until 2010.

In February 1999, after just twelve games and one goal for Inter, Kanu was signed by Arsenal for approximately £4.15 million. He made his debut for Arsenal, against Sheffield United in the FA Cup.

He played 197 games for Arsenal, scoring 44 goals. In the summer of 2004, after his contract with Arsenal ended, he moved to West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer. In 2008, Kanu was voted 13th in the "Gunners' Greatest 50 Players" poll.

Suspected 'Yahoo Boy' Lands In EFCC Net Over Alleged $22,300 Fraud

A young man who falsely obtained $22,300 from a Chinese woman for the supply of 100 metric tons of sesame seeds and failed to transact the business, has been arraigned by the EFCC.
Oluokun Adekola
The Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday April 19, 2018 arraigned one Oluokun Gabriel Adekola of Kolanifemi New Era Foods Nig. Enterprises, before Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on a six-count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretense and money laundering to the tune of 22, 300 US Dollars.

The offence is contrary to Section 1(1) (a) and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and Section 17(1), (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 (as amended in 2012) and punishable under Section 17(1) (b) of the same Act.

The defendant, Oluokun allegedly diverted the sum of 22, 300 US Dollars (Twenty-Two Thousand, Three Hundred United States Dollars) transferred to him by one Taiwanese lady (name withheld) who resides in China for the supply of 100metric tons of sesame seeds.

The defendant after collecting the sums, failed to transact the business as agreed but allegedly diverted the sum for a different purpose.

The defendant however, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him.

Upon his plea, counsel to the EFCC, Sanusi Galadanchi asked for a trial date. However, the defense counsel, Akim Maisolati informed the court of an application for bail dated 10th April, 2018 before the court. The prosecution however, did not oppose the application for bail.

Justice Abdulmalik admitted the defendant to bail with the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira and one surety in like sum.

The surety shall be a Civil Servant in the Oyo State Civil Service not below Grade level 15. The surety shall be a land owner of a developed land and the certificate of occupancy of the land shall be verified by the registrar of the court at the land registry, Ibadan.

The surety shall depose to an affidavit of means with his passport photograph attached. The defendant shall be remanded in the Agodi prison pending the perfection of his bail application.

The case is adjourned to May 7, 2018 for trial.

Marijuana no worse than alcohol -- Marijuana vs. Alcohol: Which Is Really Worse for Your Health?

Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?

It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer.

Keep in mind that there are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked.

Time is important, too — while some effects are noticeable immediately, others only begin to crop up after months or years of use.

The comparison is slightly unfair for another reason: While scientists have been researching the effects of alcohol for decades, the science of cannabis is a lot murkier because of its mostly illegal status.

In 2014, 30,722 people died from alcohol-induced causes in the US — and that does not count drinking-related accidents or homicides. If those deaths were included, the number would be closer to 90,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Meanwhile, no deaths from marijuana overdoses have been reported, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. A 16-year study of more than 65,000 Americans, published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that healthy marijuana users were not more likely to die earlier than healthy people who did not use cannabis.

Close to half of all adults have tried marijuana at least once, making it one of the most widely used illegal drugs — yet research suggests that a relatively small percentage of people become addicted.

For a 1994 survey, epidemiologists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse asked more than 8,000 people from ages 15 to 64 about their drug use. Of those who had tried marijuana at least once, roughly 9% eventually fit a diagnosis of addiction. For alcohol, the figure was about 15%. To put that in perspective, the addiction rate for cocaine was 17%, while heroin was 23% and nicotine was 32%.

Unlike alcohol, which slows your heart rate, marijuana speeds it up, which could negatively affect the heart in the short term. Still, the largest-ever report on cannabis from the National Academies of Sciences, released in January, found insufficient evidence to support or refute the idea that cannabis may increase the overall risk of a heart attack.

On the other hand, low to moderate drinking — about one drink a day — has been linked with a lower risk of heart attack and stroke compared with abstention. James Nicholls, a director at Alcohol Research UK, told The Guardian that those findings should be taken with a grain of salt since "any protective effects tend to be canceled out by even occasional bouts of heavier drinking."

Alcohol is strongly linked with several types of cancer; marijuana is not.

In November, a group of the nation's top cancer doctors issued a statement asking people to drink less. They cited strong evidence that drinking alcohol — as little as a glass of wine or beer a day — increases the risk of developing both pre- and postmenopausal breast cancer.

The US Department of Health lists alcohol as a known human carcinogen. Research highlighted by the National Cancer Institute suggests that the more alcohol you drink — particularly the more you drink regularly — the higher your risk of developing cancer.

For marijuana, some research initially suggested a link between smoking and lung cancer, but that has been debunked. The January report found that cannabis was not connected to any increased risk of the lung cancers or head and neck cancers tied to smoking cigarettes.

Both drugs may be linked with risks while driving, but alcohol is worse.

A research note published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF) found that, when adjusting for other factors, having a detectable amount of THC (the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis) in your blood did not increase the risk of being involved in a car crash. Having a blood-alcohol level of at least 0.05%, on the other hand, increased that risk by 575%.

Still, combining the two appears to have the worst results.

"The risk from driving under the influence of both alcohol and cannabis is greater than the risk of driving under the influence of either alone," the authors of a 2009 review wrote in the American Journal of Addiction.

Several studies link alcohol with violence, particularly at home. That has not been found for cannabis.

It's impossible to say whether drinking alcohol or using marijuana causes violence, but several studies — including a recent analysis published in the journal Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience — suggest a link between alcohol and violent behavior.

For a study published in January, researchers used fMRI scans to see how two alcoholic drinks impacts brain function in 50 healthy adult males. Compared with sober participants, the intoxicated volunteers were found to have reduced functioning in the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain linked with moderating social behavior. That reduced functioning was also linked with aggressive behavior.

The finding aligns with some previous research on alcohol's connections with violence. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, alcohol is a factor in 40% of all violent crimes, and a study of college students found that the rates of mental and physical abuse were higher on days when couples drank.

On the other hand, no such relationship appears to exist for cannabis. A recent study looking at cannabis use and intimate partner violence in the first decade of marriage found that marijuana users were significantly less likely to commit violence against a partner than those who did not use the drug.

Both drugs negatively affect your memory — but in different ways. These effects are the most common in heavy, frequent, or binge users.

Both weed and alcohol temporarily impair memory, and alcohol can cause blackouts by rendering the brain incapable of forming memories. The most severe long-term effects are seen in heavy, chronic, or binge users who begin using in their teens.

Studies have found that these effects can persist for several weeks after stopping marijuana use. There may also be a link between daily weed use and poorer verbal memory in adults who start smoking at a young age.

Chronic drinkers display reductions in memory, attention, and planning, as well as impaired emotional processes and social cognition — and these can persist even after years of abstinence.

Both drugs are linked with an increased risk of psychiatric disease. For weed users, psychosis and schizophrenia are the main concern; with booze, it's depression and anxiety.

The largest review of marijuana studies found substantial evidence of an increased risk among frequent marijuana users of developing schizophrenia — something that studies have shown is a particular concern for people already at risk.

Weed can also trigger temporary feelings of paranoia and hostility, but it's not yet clear whether those symptoms are linked with an increased risk of long-term psychosis.

On the other hand, self-harm and suicide are much more common among people who binge drink or drink frequently. But scientists have had a hard time deciphering whether excessive alcohol use causes depression and anxiety or whether people with depression and anxiety drink in an attempt to relieve those symptoms.

Alcohol appears to be linked more closely with weight gain, despite weed's tendency to trigger the munchies.

Weed gives you the munchies. It makes you hungry, reduces the natural signals of fullness, and may even temporarily make food taste better.

But despite eating over 600 extra calories when smoking, marijuana users generally don't have higher body-mass indexes. In fact, studies suggest that regular smokers have a slightly reduced risk of obesity.

Alcohol, on the other hand, appears to be linked with weight gain. A study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found that people who drank heavily had a higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. Plus, alcohol itself is caloric: A can of beer has roughly 150 calories, and a glass of wine has about 120.

All things considered, alcohol's effects seem markedly more extreme — and riskier — than marijuana's.

When it comes to addiction profiles and risk of death or overdose combined with ties to cancer, car crashes, violence, and obesity, the research suggests that marijuana may be less of a health risk than alcohol.

Still, because of marijuana's largely illegal status, long-term studies on all its health effects have been limited — meaning more research is needed.

#MerciArsene: 'I've never loved any man' top managers and others congratulate Arsene Wenger

Today Arsene wenger announced himself leaving to English club soon

Man users especially top manager in the game including Manchester United congratulated Arsene Wenger for all is achievements for a very long time.

See below how users expresses themselves by sending their own congratulations message:



Breaking News: Police Commission Promotes Magu, One DIG, 2 AIGs, 15 Others

The acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has been promoted by the Police Service Commission.
Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu
The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Friday announced the promotion of 18 senior officers.

The promoted officers include acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu among others. Magu was promoted to the rank of a full commissioner from deputy commissioner.

Mr Magu was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 to lead his administration’s anti-corruption efforts. But despite repeated nominations to the National Assembly, lawmakers declined to ratify his appointment, but the president said he would keep him in the position, anyway.

The new promotion was contained in a statement by Ikechukwu Ani, a spokesperson for the PSC.

Read the full announcement below:

PRESS RELEASE

PSC APPROVES PROMOTION OF 18 SENIOR POLICE OFFICERS, OSHODI-GLOVER, DIG, GHAZZALI MOHAMMED, PEACE IBEKWE ABDALLAH, AIGs, MAGU, ONYEAGORO, GBOLARUMI, CPs

The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of eighteen senior Police Officers. The promotions are one of the high points of the Commission’s 27thPlenary Meeting which ended in Abuja today, Friday, April 20th, 2018. The Meeting was presided over by the Commission’s Chairman Sir. Dr. Mike Mbama Okiro, a retired Inspector General of the Police.

The Commission approved the promotion of AIG Agbola Oshodi-Glover in charge of Zone 11, Osogbo, to the next rank of a Deputy Inspector General of Police.

CP Ghazzali Mohammed, Commissioner of Police, Administration, DLS, Force Headquarters and CP Peace Ibekwe Abdallah, former Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Command and currently , CP, Force Intelligence Bureau, Force Headquarters were promoted to Assistant Inspector General of Police.

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, DCP Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, DCP Ebere C. Onyeagoro, DCP Administration, Kaduna State Command and DCP Moshood O. Gbolarumi, DCP Maritime, Lagos, were promoted to the next rank of Commissioner of Police.

Other promotions approved by the Commission include; one Assistant Commissioner of Police to Deputy Commissioner of Police, Nine Chief Superintendents of Police to assistant Commissioners of Police, one Deputy Superintendent of Police to Superintendent of Police, one assistant Superintendent of Police to Deputy Superintendent of Police and one Inspector to assistant Superintendent of Police.

Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Okiro congratulated the newly promoted officers and urged them to rededicate themselves to the service of their fatherland. He assured them that the Commission will continue to pay attention to their basic entitlements which include regular promotions.

Ikechukwu Ani

Head, Press and Public Relations

Friday, April, 20th, 2018

Shehu Sani Reacts To President Buhari Saying Nigerian Youths Are Lazy

A senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to apologize to Nigerian youths.
Senator Shehu Sani
As criticisms continue to trail a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerian youths are lazy, Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central has called on the president to apologise over the unfortunate statement.

Reacting on Friday via Facebook, Senator Sani advised President Buhari to withdraw the statement and apologise.

Read Senator Sani’spost below:

”The President should simply withdraw the statement on the youths and apologize; and tell them what he will do for them in addition to what he had done for them. The President spin doctors are trying to spray fragrances on the feces and lace the dung with olive oil, it’s absurd.

The President is a human being, he can gaffe and should be forgiven and should not be sent to the political guillotine.

As for the Youths, the challenge is to pick the baton and lead and stop holding the Alsatian Dogs of the political elite. The President echos the perception of the bourgeoisie power elites, the youths must rise against it.”

Senate Invasion: Why Omo-Agege Was Allowed To Sit Through Plenary

Details have emerged why the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu allowed senator Ovie Omo-Agege to enter the senate chamber even though he is on suspension.
Deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu
A member of House of Representatives, Rep. Joseph Akinlaja (Ondo-PDP), has revealed why Deputy President of the Senate, Mr Ike Ekweremadu allowed Senator Ovie Omo-Agege to sit through plenary even though he was serving a 90-day suspension.

Recall that armed men invaded the senate chamber and carted away the mace on Wednesday.

Akinlaja told Newsmen on Thursday in Abuja that Ekweremadu used common sense to avert further consequences over the incident. He said Ekweremadu allowed Omo-Agege to sit through plenary to avoid breakdown of law and order, and to avoid embarrassing the lawmaker before the public.

According to him, the decision of the Senate to continue plenary is commendable.

He explained that the common sense displayed by the deputy president of the senate by not forcefully ejecting Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege from the chamber was unprecedented.

Omo-Agege, who is suspected to be instrumental to the invasion of the senate, also defied his suspension by the chamber on April 9 for 90 legislative days, by coming to sit at plenary after the incident.

“If Ekweremadu had asked him to go out yesterday or forcefully pulled him out, the senate chamber would have been divided and there would have been more chaos.

“By sitting inside the Senate chamber throughout the executive session and the rest of plenary showed that Omo Agege was out to disobey and confront the decision of the Senate, but the presiding officer was very wise.

“He allowed it in order not to create a scene or division on the floor. You know there will be some senators who are sympathetic to Omo-Agege and some, against him.

“What he did by sitting inside the senate chamber was the height of impunity,’’ Akinlaja said.

“When we had such a case in the House, the legislator served his term; then, he came back and was re-absorbed.

“Since then, we have been working together as if nothing happened.

“The action of Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege was reprehensible. If your own class takes a decision against you, you have a right to obey and you also have a right to go to court.

“But, in most cases, you obey, but now, he has complicated the whole matter.

“Even, those who have sympathy for him cannot come out to defend him with this type of action.

“He cannot say he brought thugs to the place, but when the thugs are caught, they will tell who brought them.

“He has denied bringing the thugs, and that is why the police released him pending investigation, but I am not ready to speak about that now,” he added.

The lawmaker also said that a big lesson learnt from the invasion of the senate was to tighten security in the National Assembly.

“It was the height of negligence for people who were not members to enter the chambers.

“Even if the President of Nigeria is to enter any of the chambers, there must be a motion seeking the leave of the House for his entrance.

“The distance from the entrance of the chamber to the table where the mace was and the distance back was enough for counter reaction.

“Does it mean that our Sergeant-at-Arms do not have walkie-talkie? A single communication from the chambers to the gate would have saved the day.

“Even the three gates that they beat before getting away are unimaginable. They even had the guts to abduct a senator that was lucky to be dropped along the way.

“I recommend a beefing up of the security apparatus in the National Assembly.

“A legislator comes here to make law and he does not bear arms and the people meant to protect him do not bear arms either.

“On my part, I have removed arms from the name, Sergeant at Arms,” he said.

News In Pictures: Two Dead, Others Injured As Okada And Bus Collide In Ghastly Crash In Anambra

A woman and a man have lost their lives after a bus collided with a commercial motorcylist in the Osumenyi area of Anambra state.
Scene of the crash
According to multiple online reports, a ghastly car crash involving four people have occurred in the Osumenyi area of Anambra state.

It was gathered that a bus driver collided with an okada man identified as Celestine Okonkwo with the woman he was carrying.

Two died on the spot while two others who were severely injured were rushed to the hospital.

See more photos below:

Former President Zuma's Young Son Risks Long Prison Term After Killing A Woman

Duduzane Zuma, the son of former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma has found himself in serious trouble after killing a woman.
Duduzane Zuma
South African prosecutors will charge former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane with homicide after a 2014 car crash that left one woman dead, a spokesman said, reversing a previous decision not to do so.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) gave Duduzane Zuma a two-month deadline that expired at the end of March to make representations as to why he should not be prosecuted, but he failed to do so, spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku said.

“He will be charged with culpable homicide,” Mfaku said.

Attempts to reach Duduzane, who rarely speaks to the media, were unsuccessful. His lawyers could also not be reached.

State lawyers initially decided not to prosecute Duduzane after his Porsche 911 sports car ploughed into a minivan taxi in Johannesburg, killing Phumzile Dube and seriously injuring two others, police said at the time.

In October, rights group Afriforum said it would privately prosecute Duduzane Zuma, if the public prosecutor did not.

The NPA has since reversed its initial decision.

During an inquest in 2014, Duduzane said his car hit a puddle and he lost control‚ veering into the taxi‚ which in turn smashed into a barrier, describing the incident as “tragic”.

It was not immediately clear when the case against Duduzane Zuma would be brought in court, Mfaku.

- NAN

#BBNaija: Singer Small Doctor Reacts To Cee-C's Insults On Tobi

Music artiste, Small Doctor has maintained his interest in controversial Big Brother Naija housemate, Cynthia Nwadiora popularly identified as Cee-c.
Cee-C and Small Doctor
Nigerian popular singer, Small Doctor has revealed his stand concerning Big Brother Naija housemate, Cee-C’s verbal abuse on Tobi.

Cee-C had on Wednesday accused Tobi of gossiping about her with other housemates and decided to challenge him face-to-face.

This caused her a warning strike from Biggie after she was shown on the television screen in the house hurling insults at Tobi.

However, Small doctor on his Instagram page, said he was still in support of Cee-C despite the drama. According to him, he sees beyond her flaws.

He wrote “Nobody Holy Pass? See Beyond Her Flaws… Kindly Vote Cee-C. Iyanu Mashele soonest.”

It would be recalled that the singer had earlier declared his interest in marrying Cee-C once she’s out of the reality show.

Lady Behind The OAU S*x For Marks Scandal Makes New Bombshell Allegation

The lady behind the OAU s*x-for-marks scandal has made a new allegation countering an earlier claim by the university.

According to a report by The Nation, Miss Monica Osetobe Osagie, who was named earlier today by the Obafemi Awolowo University, as the female voice in the viral S*x-For-Mark tape has denied being invited by the Committee set up by the Obafemi Awolowo University.

In a telephone conversation with an online medium, Osetobe, said she was never contacted by the school officials.

According to her, “The management didn’t contact me. If they did, i would have honour them”.

It will be recalled that Obafemi Awolowo University had on Thursday morning, released statement claiming, the female voice owner of the Sex-For-Mark conversation has been identified, as Monica Osetobe, who was contacted, but failed to show up.

The Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has received and considered the interim report of the Committee set up to investigate the allegation of sexual harassment revealed in a leaked audio recording.

In the interim report submitted to the Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, Professor Richard I. Akindele, of the Department of Management and Accounting, is now established to be the lecturer in the controversial “marks for sex” audio recording. The female voice has also been identified as that of Miss Monica Osetobe OSAGIE, a Postgraduate Student on the Master of Business Administration Regular programme.

Although the Investigative Committee had invited both Professor Richard I. Akindele and Miss Osagie, only Professor Akindele had appeared before the Committee, while Miss Osagie is yet to appear or make any representation.

The report indicated that many other witnesses appeared before the Committee and gave useful evidence. The University is making efforts to ensure that Miss Osagie appears before the investigative committee so that it can hear her side of the case and promptly submit its final report.

The Committee observed that a prima facie case of inappropriate relationship with the female student had been established against Professor Richard I. Akindele. The Vice-Chancellor, having carefully and dispassionately considered the report, also came to the conclusion that a prima facie case of serious misconduct had been established.

Having regard to the gravity of the offence for which Professor Richard I. Akindele is found to be prima facie liable, the Vice-Chancellor, in line with the Code of Conduct for the University Community and acting under all the laws and regulations of the University enabling him in that regard, has directed that Professor Richard I. Akindele be suspended forthwith from the University, pending the final determination of the disciplinary case against him.

Under the provisions of the relevant Statute of the University, an academic staff can only be dismissed from service or have his or her appointment terminated only when the matter on which consideration is being given has been investigated by a Joint Council and Senate Committee, and the staff has appeared before the committee with his or her counsel, if so desired. This procedure is the minimum requirement of the law and regulations of the University.

It should therefore be noted that the suspension of Professor Richard Akindele is on the basis of the findings of the Investigative Committee that he is prima facie liable, and this decision will abide, pending the final determination of the case by the Council of the University.

We will like to reiterate that OAU will continue to do everything legally and morally acceptable in pursuance of its avowed commitment to zero tolerance for s*xual harassment, intimidation and, or coercion.

There's No Corruption In Buhari's Govt, Jonathan's Govt Worst Ever - VP Osinbajo reveals

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has insisted that there is no corruption in the presidency, while noting that the anti-corruption stance of Buhari's government has saved the country a lot of money.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
Speaking while receiving the leadership of The Companion, an association of Muslim Businessmen and Professionals who paid him a visit in his office in Abuja, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said there is no corruption in the presidency under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that such stance has saved the country a lot of money.

According to Vanguard, Osinbajo also reiterated that government’s efforts towards curbing corruption in the country would soon begin to manifest.

Osinbajo said; “One thing that is very sure now, is that this presidency is not stealing and we have a President who is not stealing and will not steal. There is no corruption in the presidency under the current government. This kind of body language is what is saving this country a lot of money now.

"Like what is happening in JAMB, Customs, FIRS, NPA, FAAN, NIMASA where we have witnessed improved revenue collection and returns to govt for unspent resources. When we begin to deal with corruption in all facets of government particularly within the public sector, there will be a lot of improvement in our country.

"The government is also looking at improving ease of doing business to be able to attract more foreign direct investment over a period of time. All MDA’s will be made to submit their expenditure in line with the budget as well and in compliance with the accounting year."

Whils speaking further, the vice president said the rot the current administration met in office had never happened before.

He said; “The rot we met in office has never happened before. The previous government spent the whole reserves and even borrowed money which were distributed for election purposes.

"It has never happened in this country where the presidency directly takes money from the Central Bank to distribute to its cronies and where very few officials stole the country dry. This is the only nation where such can happen and the same party under whose watch it happened will still be clamouring to be returned to power."

#BBNaija: Cee-C Is Better Than Buhari - Reno Omokhri added his voice

A controversial Big Brother Naija housemate, Cee-C has been described by a former Presidential aide as being better than President Muhammadu Buhari.
Reno Omokhri, President and Cee-C
A former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has added his voice to the controversy in the Big Brother Naija house after Cee-C verbally abused Tobi.

The politician compared Cee-C's behaviour to that of Buhari but added that Cee-C is better than the President Muhammadu Buhari because after the verbal abuse, she realized her errors and apologized.

Reno lambasted the President saying that unlike Cee-C, Buhari has refused to apologize over his comment that Nigerian youths want everything free which he made while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday.

Instead, he decided to justify it.

Reno tweeted: “Cee-C is even better than Buhari. At least after insulting Tobi, she realized her error and apologized. Rather than apologize after calling Nigerian youths lazy, Buhari justifies it. If Cee-C is worthy of eviction, Buhari is thrice as worthy and should be evicted from Aso Rock!”

Shocking! Finance Minister Adeosun, Saraki, Dogara, Accountant General In N10 Billion Fraud Scandal

An yet another explosive and investigative report has revealed how the Minister of Finance, Senate President, Accountant General of the Federal and speaker of House of Reps, were involved in a multi-billion Naira scandal.
Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun and the Governor of Central Bank
Nigerian taxpayers need to know this. Their representatives at the National Assembly, led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have just illegally received and shared a hefty N10billion from the national treasury.

The money is not part of the obscene N125billion appropriated for the federal legislature in the 2017 fiscal year for recurrent and capital expenditures.

It is also not part of the N100billion allocated for the controversial zonal intervention projects through which lawmakers have always enriched themselves.

This N10billion, more than enough to pay a year’s salary of 45,000 civil servants on the minimum wage of N18,000 per month, was not appropriated, and insiders say it was not even approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

It was arbitrarily and illegally approved for the lawmakers by the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, in collusion with the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.

PREMIUM TIMES and UDEME became aware of this curious cash release while engaged in their joint accountability project of scrutinising how funds released for capital projects are spent.

The money was released to the lawmakers as part of a secret N50billion approved for the execution of the so-called “constituency projects” Mr. Saraki and other lawmakers discreetly inserted into the budgets of several ministries, agencies and parastatals.

That is different from the controversial zonal intervention projects for which N70billion of the N100billion appropriated in the 2017 budget have so far been released to contractors handpicked by lawmakers.

Apart from the N10billion cash given to the National Assembly, another N485million was released for a project conceived by Mr. Saraki – construction of model junior secondary schools across Kwara Central Senatorial District.

Four hundred and fifty million naira (N450million) was approved for the project in the 2017 appropriation law. But an additional N35million cash was released for its execution, in clear breach of the law.

To take possession of the illegal N10billion cash given to them by Mrs. Adeosun, Messrs Saraki and Dogara submitted a list of 82 contractors which they claimed the National Assembly was owing and the amount due to each contractor. It was based on that single document that the cash management office at the finance ministry funelled the huge cash to the lawmakers.

Mrs Adeosun failed to do further due diligence such as asking the lawmakers to provide award of contract letters, Certificates of No Objection issued by the Bureau of Public Procurement and job completion certificates issued by the National Assembly.

Finance ministry insiders described the action as deceitful and illegal, saying since the National Assembly has its own budget, which is usually a first-line charge on the federal treasury, any other cash released to it is extra-budgetary and unlawful.
Slush funds and fraudulent companies

National Assembly sources described the released cash as slush funds for the leadership of the two chambers and top civil servants at the management unit. Our sources said the national assembly budget already provided for the projects and that there was no need for any extra-budgetary funding from the ministry of finance.

Investigations by PREMIUM TIMES showed that at least 44 of the 82 contractors Messrs Saraki and Dogara claimed they were owing were not registered on the National Database of Contractors, a database of the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP). That means they are not eligible to be awarded federal contracts. A further check by this newspaper revealed that 17 of the 44 firms were not even registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

Our National Assembly sources said the contractors were indeed awarded jobs but that some of them had already been paid while while pending payments were already provided for in the federal legislature’s own budget.

When contacted for explanation, Mrs. Adeosun referred our enquiries to the Accountant-General, Mr. Idris. After three days , the accountant-general sent us a written response saying the controversial payment was sourced from a N20 billion service-wide vote “provided for local contractors’ liabilities under the 2017 Appropriation for all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and institutions of Government.”

But while it is true that N20billion was appropriated for the payments of local contractors, experts say it was illegal to pay those hired by the National Assembly from the funds.

Questions were also raised regarding why Mrs. Adeosun would give half of allocations made to pay local contractors to the National Assembly at a time those who built primary health centres and roads and supplied drugs to hospitals were yet to be paid.

One official at the finance ministry also challenged the minister to explain why the funds were first moved to the National Assembly instead of paying the contractors directly. “It is a monumental fraud that they are now desperate to cover up,” the official, who asked not to be named, said.

‘Furious activists want investigation’

“The National Assembly already has its own budget of N125billion and it cannot therefore benefit from any other federal funds without appropriation,” said Auwal Rafsanjani, executive director of the advocacy group, ‎Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC).

“This is a serious financial recklessness orchestrated by the minister of finance and the National Assembly. Here, the Appropriation Law, the Fiscal Responsibility Act and the Public Procurement Act appear to have been broken.

“It is sad that the executive, in a desperate bid to make peace with the National Assembly is now conniving with unaccountable lawmakers to further shortchange Nigerians.

“Nigerians must stand up for their right and the minister of finance must be compelled to explain why she sacrificed integrity and financial prudence to engage in this kind of practice.”

Olanrewaju Suraj of the Civil Society Network Against Corruption believes the nation’s anti-corruption agency should be called in to thoroughly investigate the matter.

“It is a major blight in the anticorruption fight of the government and prudent management of resources by the Buhari government,” Mr. Suraj said.

“The National Assembly has its own budget that should cover capital and recurrent expenditures. So it cannot benefit from any other fund without appropriation.

“Besides, every payment for capital expenditure is not at the whims and caprices of the finance minister. There is always a procurement process that must be certified by the BPP.

“The anti-corruption agency must be invited to investigate the motive, the process and the purpose of the released fund.”

Messrs Saraki and Dogara declined to comment for this story. Their spokespersons, Yusuph Olaniyonu and Turaki Hassan, directed all enquiries on the matter to the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.

But Mr. Sani-Omolori did not answer multiple calls made to him by this reporter on Wednesday. He also failed to answer a text message sent to him.

The clerk, through Mr. Olaniyonu, later gave PREMIUM TIMES an appointment for Thursday. But the several times our reporter visited his office, his aides said he was unavailable. Again he did not answer or return calls made to him to remind him of the appointment. He is also yet to respond to a follow-up text message sent to him.

Source: PREMIUM TIMES

Gov. Okorocha Imposes N3,000 'Development Levy' On All Adults In Imo State

Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has ordered all 'leviable adults' in the state to pay N3,000 each as 'development levy'.
Governor Rochas Okorocha
According to a statement by Louis Duru, the Imo state Commissioner for Community Government, Culture and Traditional Affairs, Governor Rochas Okorocha, has ordered all “leviable adults” in the state to pay N3,000 each as “development levy.”

Duru, in the statement claims that the money is to be used for “autonomous community adult development”, adding that the state had registered at least 2,000 leviable adults in each of the 637 autonomous communities.

The statement revealed further that recognised communities will serve as the collectors and they are to pay not less than N6 million each.

Okorocha warned that the traditional rulers of defaulting communities will have their allowances or salaries suspended.
“To facilitate the payment, the state government through the ministry of CGC, since September 2016, has provided community adult registers for all autonomous communities in the state where the communities will enlist the names of at least 2000 leviable adults.”

“Consequently, Owelle Okorocha has directed that all recognised autonomous communities in Imo State should pay the minimum adult development levy of without further delay.

“Any recognised autonomous community that fails to pay the development levy will be merged with sister autonomous community that had paid and the salaries/allowances of the traditional ruler ill be suspended.

“Government has concluded arrangements to embark on sensitisation meetings with traditional rulers at the local government areas to further emphasize His Excellency’s directives and monitor compliance.”

Gunmen Cut Pregnant Woman's Womb Open, Escape With Unborn Baby, Kill Pastor In Rivers

In what will come across as a really shocking development, some gunmen have ripped a pregnant woman's stomach open, making away with the unborn child.
File photo used only for illustrative purpose
A report by Vanguard has shown that a pregnant teenager’s womb was on Wednesday, ripped opened by unidentified people, who took the unborn baby away and also killed three others.

The killings have reportedly created panic and fear in Rumuoro village in Ogbakiri clan, Emohua Local Govern-ment Area of Rivers State.

The victims, as gathered, include Pastor Joseph Nheme, Mr. Kingsley Owhonda, Miss Queen Ada Amah and Miss Mini Elizabeth.

A community source, who preferred anonymity, disclosed that Pastor Nheme, who is from Igodo’s compound, was shot at the riverside while fishing with his son, Godknows Iheme, adding that Godknows narrowly escaped while his father’s corpse was taken away by the invaders.

The source said Owhonda, from Wokne’s compound, who also went for fishing, was abducted and taken to a bush, where he was tied to a tree and cut in pieces until he died.

The source further revealed that Amah, a pregnant teenager from Kpalikwu-Imoh’s compound in the same Rumuoro, was killed and the killers opened her womb and took away her unborn baby.

The sources also said that Miss Elizabeth from Igodo’s compound in the same village was captured alongside Queen Amah, noting that both of them had gone to the stream to fetch water in same Rumuoro River before the hoodlums struck, killed and buried Elizabeth.

Police Public Relations Officer of Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the invasion, adding that a fisherman lost his life in the incident.

Omoni stated that the fisherman, who lost his life, was hit by a stray bullet at the waterfront.

He added that the perpetrators have been identified as cultists from a neighbouring village in Ogbakiri, stressing that the killers invaded Rumuoro village, where they shot sporadically.

He said the Command has launched a manhunt to arrest the perpetrators of the act and prosecute them.

Notorious Criminal Who Uses Government I.D Card To Operate Captured By Soldiers

A notorious criminal, Mr. Bwesse H. Tanimu a.k.a Skin who has been engaging in criminal activities has been nabbed by soldiers.
The notorious criminal, Mr. Bwesse H. Tanimu aka Skin
PRESS RELEASE

NIGERIAN ARMY ARRESTS A NOTORIOUS CRIMINAL IN TARABA STATE

1. The Nigerian Army has arrested a notorious criminal, Mr Bwesse H. Tanimu a.k.a skin in Taraba State.

2. Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect with other members of his gang still at large are said to be responsible for various criminal activities within Takum and its environ.

3. The Nigerian Army wishes to assured the public of protection of lives and property at all times.

4. The pictures of the notorious criminal suspect and his gang are attached below.

5. You are please requested to disseminate this information to the general public through your news media.

6. Thank you for your kind cooperation.

TEXAS CHUKWU
Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations

News In Pictures: See Boko Haram Terrorist Killed During Gun Battle With Nigerian Soldiers

A Boko Haram terrorists has been shot dead during a gun battle with Nigerian soldiers in Borno state.
Soldiers in the forest
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in a blocking operation to canalize and deny Boko Haram insurgents freedom of action and escape from ongoing onslaught in the Sambisa region have killed one Boko Haram insurgent yesterday Thursday 19 April 2018 at the Ngala bridge in Gamboru Ngala area of Borno State.

Troops killed the insurgent and wounded several others at about 6.30 pm in an encounter , with elements of the insurgent group who were fleeing in two Gun trucks through Ngala road. The gallant troops engaged the insurgents, destroying one of the Gun trucks and recovering an Anti Aircraft Gun, 2 AK 47 rifles and 2 Magazines abandoned by the fleeing insurgents under the superior fire power of the troops.
In another operation, troops on patrol along Jebra - Firgi road at about 1. 30 pm yesterday averted a devastating plot by Boko Haram terrorists to attack troops and other unsuspecting road users with multiple Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) concealed under foliage along the road.

The troops uncovered three primed IEDs concealed under shrubs along the road shoulder and connected to a long detonating cable dragged into the bush towards the Sambisa axis. The IEDs have been safely detonated by Operation Lafiya Dole Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.
Vigilant troops have also arrested one Madaki Tumba aka Kalifa, a suspected Boko Haram terrorist at a location ahead of Limankara .The suspect was nabbed yesterday at about 6.14 pm by troops on patrol while in possession of one M16 rifle and a magazine loaded with 2 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition. He is currently undergoing preliminary investigation.

The ongoing operations against Boko Haram terrorists, conducted by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole simultaneously in the Sambisa region and the Lake Chad Islands is undoubtedly strangulating the insurgent group, hence its resort to attacking soft targets with suicide bombers and other forms of IEDs in a desperate bid to remain relevant.
Members of the public are therefore please urged to be cautious and vigilant as they go about their daily activities in their communities and business places. They are also enjoined to promptly report any suspicious persons or activities to security agencies.
Please disseminate this information to the general public through your news medium.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu
Deputy Director Public Relations
Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole

Breaking News: Wenger to leave Arsenal at the end of season

A manager, Arsene Wenger has announced that he will resign as the club manager at the end of the season.
Arsene Wenger
The 68-year-old took charge of the club in 1996 and guided them to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.

Wenger in a statement posted on Arsenal website, said it was time for him to step down.
“After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season.
“I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years.

“I managed the club with full commitment and integrity.

“I want to thank the staff, the players, the Directors and the fans who make this club so special.

“I urge our fans to stand behind the team to finish on a high.

“To all the Arsenal lovers take care of the values of the club. My love and support for ever.”

Majority owner Stan Kroenke said: “This is one of the most difficult days we have ever had in all our years in sport. One of the main reasons we got involved with Arsenal was because of what Arsène has brought to the club on and off the pitch. His longevity and consistency over such a sustained period at the highest level of the game will never be matched.

“Arsène has unparalleled class and we will always be grateful to him. Everyone who loves Arsenal and everyone who loves football owes him a debt of gratitude. Three Premier League titles, including an entire season unbeaten, seven FA Cup triumphs and 20 successive years in the Champions League is an exceptional record. He has also transformed the identity of our club and of English football with his vision for how the game can be played.

“We have high ambitions to build on Arsène’s remarkable tenure and to honour his vision by ensuring that Arsenal competes for and wins the biggest and most important prizes in the game.

“We must now focus on making a strong finish to the season and ask our millions of fans around the world to join us in paying appropriate tribute to one of the greats of Arsenal’s history and one of the greats of the game.”

Arsène will lead the team to the end of the season and we will make an appointment as soon as possible. The club will not be making any further comment on the selection process until an appointment is made.

Details later…

Never Expose Yourself To Danger: Check Out How To Stay Safe On Social Media

There are certain ways to ensure that you stay safe and not expose yourself to danger on social media.

Across board, staying safe on social media entails using a strong and different password for each of your social media accounts, the longer it is the better. Security answers are better if they are two factor authentications as provided by most social media sites. With friend requests, selectiveness is key, if you do not know the person, do not accept their request, as it could be a fake account. Click links with caution because social media accounts are regularly hacked.  Look out for language or content that does not sound like something your friend would post.

You can go a step further and take charge yourself by pass wording your device, being careful about what you share, ensuring you do not reveal sensitive personal information like home address, financial information or phone number. Protect your computer by installing antivirus software, as well as ensure that your browser, operating system and software are kept up to date. It helps to be familiar with the privacy policies of the social media channels you use and customize your privacy settings to control who sees what.

WhatsApp

More specifically, on WhatsApp, you can block contacts from sending you messages without quite deleting their number from your phone. It is said and proven that the easiest way to avoid a particular caller is to save the number, now you can also block them on WhatsApp and enjoy continued peace of mind. Images can also be kept at bay by sliding off the automatic download button. This particularly comes in handy when you are trying to avoid sordid images.

The platform providers however implore users to “Watch out for messages that include misspellings or grammatical mistakes, ask you to tap on a link, ask you to share your personal information like credit card and bank account numbers, birth date, passwords, etc., ask you to forward the message, ask you to click on a link to “activate” a new feature or say that you have to pay to use WhatsApp, WhatsApp is a free app and we will never ask you to pay to use WhatsApp and you do not have to do anything to use WhatsApp for free.”

If a suspicious contact manages to scale all these hurdles and gets across, WhatsApps recommends, “You can also report a contact or a group as spam from their profile information by opening the chat, tapping on the contact or group name to open their profile information, scroll to the bottom and tap Report Spam.”

The platform summarily offers users control; “You can set your last seen, profile photo, status to; everyone, which shows your last seen, profile photo and status to all WhatsApp users. My Contacts, would show your last seen, profile photo and status to your contacts from your address book only while Nobody would not show your last seen, profile photo and status to anyone.”

Instagram

This majorly picture sharing social media platform says it works hard to keep Instagram a safe and enjoyable place for everyone, as the app managers implore users to use tools they have built and the best practices they have defined to help users stay safe on Instagram.

They provide that; “If someone is sharing photos or videos that make you uncomfortable, you can unfollow or block them. You can also report something that you feel violates our Community Guidelines right from the app. Make sure you know whether your account is public or private. When you set your posts to private, anyone who wants to see your posts, followers or following list will have to send you a follow request first. If someone is bullying you, reach out to a trusted family member or teacher for help. You can also remove a comment from a photo you’ve shared and report bullying and harassment through the Help Centre. Make sure you’re comfortable letting the photos and videos you share represent who you are to a wide audience, such as your parents, teachers or employers. Never agree to do something or share anything that makes you uncomfortable.”

On the safety page of the platform, most of these words are hyperlinks, they are blue coloured and lead you to where you can carry out actual action for your safety.

Facebook

On Facebook your name, profile and cover photos, gender, the networks you belong to and your user name are always available to anyone who wants to see them or does a search either on Facebook or through a search engine.

You cannot change this but you can restrict your posts, these are pieces of information, jokes, events, shared links that you choose to put on your timeline and your photos to different audiences. Remember if you choose Public everyone can see what you are talking about including people you do not know.

Here, Facebook is particular about privacy settings and enlightens users thus; “Your privacy shortcuts give you quick access to some of the most widely used privacy settings and tools. Click the question mark icon at the top of the page, then click Privacy Shortcuts to see shortcuts that help you manage: ‘Who can see my stuff, who can contact me and how do I stop someone from bothering me?’ This is also where you will find the latest privacy updates and other helpful tools. The shortcuts you find here may change over time to reflect the settings and tools that are most relevant,” Facebook says.

Twitter

Generally, when using Twitter, think twice before adding your location to tweets, consider stripping Geotag info from your photos before you tweet them, enable Twitter’s privacy and security options, keep personal info out of your profile and remove any 3rd party Twitter Apps you do not use or recognize.

The ambit of Twitter’s safety tools spans, photo tagging which keeps other users from tagging you in photos. One on hand, tagging photos makes them more social but on the other hand, maybe you don’t want personally-identifiable photos of you tagged on Twitter.

However, it is good to note that Twitter is public by default, which means anyone can see and interact with your posts. Protecting your tweets puts your profile on lock so that that only those you approve will be able to see what you tweet, this keeps suspicious users from accessing your posts.

For people finding you, deselect Let others find me by my email address and phone number. Your email address and phone number are hidden, but as Twitter puts it: “The settings let people that already have your email address or phone number find you on Twitter or on third-party services that have integrated with Twitter.” Turning it off means third parties, spammers and marketers won’t be able to see that private information. Deactivate direct messaging, remove any contacts that have been stored in Twitter and delete location information.

Long story short, staying safe on social media requires far more effort than simply being on it or being reckless, nonetheless, these steps can be taken to protect the vulnerable and make online predators powerless.

Source: Vanguard

Fayose, Obanikoro, Omisore lose N2.273b assets

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered property and cash worth N2.273 billion from Governor Ayodele Fayose, ex-Deputy Governor Iyiola Omisore and a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, out of the N4.685 billion allocated to them by the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA).
The said cash, which was sourced from the $2.1 billion voted for arms procurement, was meant for the 2014 governorship campaign by Fayose and Omisore on the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The trial of Omisore by EFCC is expected to begin any moment from now because charges have been preferred and filed against him.

The EFCC is awaiting a date from the court for the arraignment of Omisore, who might be re-arrested.

But the prosecution of Fayose is withheld till after the completion of his tenure and immediately he hands over to the next governor of the state.

But Obanikoro, who was allegedly the courier of the fund to Fayose and Omisore, was still being investigated by detectives following more cases he was allegedly linked with.

A fact-sheet obtained from the EFCC revealed that out of the N4.685 billion, detectives traced N2.0030 billion to Omisore; N685 million to Obanikoro and N1.3 billion and $5.377 million (at the exchange rate of N168 to $1) to Fayose.

The document said: “The N4.685 billion was disbursed by ONSA through a company, Sylvan McNamara Limited, which was submitted by Obanikoro for onward transfer to Fayose and Omisore for their gubernatorial election in 2014 on the platform of the PDP.

“Out of the sum, Omisore got N1.7 billion and additional N330 million was given to him through his company, Fimex Guilt Limited, bringing his campaign slush cash to N2.0030 billion.

“From his share, Omisore has paid back N350 million. Although he pleaded for more time, EFCC is expecting the balance from him.”

The fact-sheet stated that charges have been preferred against Omisore.

The document gave the details of how arms cash was allocated to Fayose and the retention of N685 million by Obanikoro.

It said: On his part, Fayose was allocated N1.3 billion and $5.377 million (at the exchange rate of N168. The $5,377,000 was handed over in cash by Obanikoro to Fayose while the N1.3 billion was received by Fayose’s associate, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, in the presence of the ex-Minister’s Aide-de-Camp, who also accompanied them to the bank along with bank officials.

“From the $5 million, Fayose gave his Personal Assistant, Agbele about $1million, which he exchanged to Naira and paid for properties on behalf of the governor. Detectives suspected that Fayose added more of the N1.3 billion cash to what he gave Agbele to buy the affected assets.

“The properties worth N1.8 billion purchased with the said proceeds of crime have been recovered from Fayose and his sister, Moji Ladeji.

“These assets include four in Lagos (N1.1 billion) and two in Abuja worth about N500 million to N700 million.

“But Fayose has been claiming that he used his company, Spotless to obtain a loan of N120 million from Zenith Bank as part of what he used to buy one of the properties in Abuja. We are already tracking how he disbursed the N1.3 billion.

“A prima facie case has been established against Fayose but he is enjoying immunity from prosecution as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution. He will, however, face trial as soon as he hands over power to his successor.

“But the associate of the governor, Abiodun Agbele, has been charged to court accordingly.”

Regarding the investigation of Obanikoro, the fact-sheet indicated that “the ex-minister retained N685 million out of the N4.685 billion given to him by ONSA.

“A sum of N123 million has been recovered from Obanikoro, who claimed he was only asked to deliver the cash to both Fayose and Omisore for their gubernatorial campaign.

“The ex-minister is still under investigation following some cases allegedly still linked with him.”

Banky W Reacts To President Buhari's Speech That Nigerian Youths Are Lazy (video)

Nigerians have continued to react to a controversial statement by President Muhammadu Buhari allegedly condemning Nigerian youths.
Banky W
Nigerian musician, Banky W has reacted to a comment ascribed to President Muhammadu Buhari in which he said that a lot of Nigerian youth want everything for free.

Buhari made the speech while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday. The president said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school and they want everything for free.

According to the President, “We have a very young population; our population is estimated conservatively to be 180 million. More than 60 percent of the population is below the age of 30. A lot of them have not been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria has been an oil producing country, therefore they should sit and do nothing and get housing, healthcare and education free.”

Reacting, Banky W took to his Instagram page while sharing the video and wrote:

"So apparently, this is what our President thinks about "a lot of the Nigerian youth". What do you guys think?

I have a suggestion. Whether you agree, or disagree with the President's comments, this time, do a little bit more than posting, commenting, retweeting, and complaining. Go and register to vote.

I've sat in countless meetings, seminars, conferences and hangouts with young people. We are always great at pointing out our issues.. but the truth is that we can sit around and complain from now until Kingdom come. IT WILL NOT MATTER. INEC will not count your tweets. Let's turn the month of May into #PVCMay.

Even if you don't know who you're voting for.. even if you hate every single candidate. At least register.. so that if someone comes along who you feel compelled to support, you can.

If you're really serious about wanting Nigeria to be a better place, go and register to vote. Get your PVC asap. The registration period will end LONG before the elections come, so if you think you can wait until next year, you are wrong.

Get your PVC today. Or don't bother complaining about anything, because it won't matter. Your tweets will not count. Your vote will."

Watch the video below:

So apparently, this is what our President thinks about "a lot of the Nigerian youth". What do you guys think? I have a suggestion. Whether you agree, or disagree with the President's comments, this time, do a little bit more than posting, commenting, retweeting, and complaining. Go and register to vote. I've sat in countless meetings, seminars, conferences and hangouts with young people. We are always great at pointing out our issues.. but the truth is that we can sit around and complain from now until Kingdom come. IT WILL NOT MATTER. INEC will not count your tweets. Let's turn the month of May into #PVCMay. Even if you don't know who you're voting for.. even if you hate every single candidate. At least register.. so that if someone comes along who you feel compelled to support, you can. If you're really serious about wanting Nigeria to be a better place, go and register to vote. Get your PVC asap. The registration period will end LONG before the elections come, so if you think you can wait until next year, you are wrong. Get your PVC today. Or don't bother complaining about anything, because it won't matter. Your tweets will not count. Your vote will.
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