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17 Feb 2018

News In Pictures: Beautiful Female Soldier Stunned Social Media Users After She Proposed To Herself, Then Said Yes Afterwards

A beautiful female soldier has stunned social media users after she proposed to herself and then said yes afterwards.

Shaunice Safford proposed to herself

This is the moment a beautiful American soldier identified as Shaunice Safford, proposed to herself.

The stunning young woman who is fond of posting lovely photos of herself on social media for her many fans, has garnered quite a following as her teeming followers always look forward to her posts.

Shaunice made the proposal to herself on Valentine's Day. According to her, for two years she never imgained herself getting married until that day.

She posted the photo above and then captioned it thus:

Below is another photo of Shaunice

NEYMAR was asked if he was joining Real Madrid after PSG's 3-1 defeat in the Champions League. - here's his response

And his response was perhaps a telling one as the Brazilian superstar 'couldn't stop smiling' according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

Neymar made a world-record £200million switch to PSG last summer but there are still question marks over whether his future lies in France.

Marca say Real Madrid are determined to lure him to the Bernabeu and that they are ready to make a move - despite the difficulties in getting it done.

It's claimed Neymar was met with smiles and embraces on Tuesday night as they try to start a charm offensive to make him feel at home.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar reportedly see it as possible they both play for Real Madrid at the same time with the pair embracing after the Champions League clash.

On the pitch, Cristiano Ronaldo made history this week - and showed Neymar he still has a way to go if he is to dethrone him as the world's best player.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner became the first man to score 100 Champions League goals for the same club when he fired in Real Madrid's equaliser from the penalty spot before adding his 101st late on as the defending champions came from behind to take control of this tie.

The penalty itself was far from routine, as replays showed the ball jumped off the spot when Ronaldo placed his standing foot, allowing him to almost volley it home.

Ronaldo's magic touch cancelled out Adrien Rabiot's 33rd-minute opener, which PSG's £199 million summer buy Neymar - who has already been linked with a move to Madrid as a replacement for Ronaldo in 2019 - set up with a backheel.

But the Portuguese had the decisive say in the second half when he turned in Marco Asensio's parried cross with his knee with seven minutes to go before Marcelo completed the comeback with a volley.

Real boss Zinedine Zidane, who has been under fire after poor domestic results, said: "We continued to play our game even when they went ahead.

"It's difficult to say the same thing about Ronaldo every day. He keeps doing amazing things."

Popular Prophet With 39 Wives Proclaims Himself "John The Baptist", Says He Can Raise The Dead

A popular prophet has proclaimed himself the reincarnation of the biblical John The Baptist and says he can raise the dead.
Prophet Nabii Yohana and one of his wives

Nabii Yohana is a self-proclaimed prophet with 39 wives who now claims he is the reincarnated John the Baptist.

The Keyan clergy married 39 wives who have borne him 103 children and 232 grandchildren. According to him, he never eats meat and has never shaved since he was born. He also claims to resurrect the dead and plans on launching his Bible.

Three wives of self-proclaimed prophet Nabii Yohana (V) from Nandolia village, Bukembe West Ward Kanduyi Constituency, are deceased yet he says he’s not done.

Speaking with The Nairobian, the man said: “God chooses these wives for me. I have never dated any of them but God brings them to me.

“And according to God’s word, I’m supposed to marry up to 48 wives so that I don’t commit adultery,” says the man who has never shaved since birth.

Nabii Yohana who is a strict vegetarian has five homes: Six of his wives live in Soi, Lugari Sub County, five in Kimilili, five in Chereng’any, 16 in Kakamega town and four are in Kitale town.

He revealed that his wives cook for him saga, suja (bitter vegetables) and murenda. He doesn’t eat meat.

Originally born Ronald Nakalila Wanyama, Nabii claims that he is the reincarnated John the Baptist.

“I am John the Baptist who was beheaded. I lived as a white man in the US and now Africa where I’ll live for 280 years.

According to the prophecy God gave me, I will die but resurrect and live for another 2,700 years.”

Nabii claims that he is on a mission to:

“Save mankind from corruption, homosexuality and bad governance. I am the way, the truth and the last prophet sent by God.”

But to perform this role, he has revised the current bible because it is outdated.

“My bible will be unveiled on April 23 at my Muungano Church of Holy Spirit for All Nations at Nandolia village in Bungoma,” he said.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto will be the chief guests during the launch because we want them to give us money for printing many books to be distributed countrywide,” he said.

In an interview with The Nairobian at his home in Bungoma County, Nabii Yohana claims his bible which took him 68 years to author has 93 books: 48 books for Old Testament.

Some of the books include Mfarisayo Wilson, Agnes, Mfarisayo Geoffrey, Benson (II), Peter Petro and Mfarisayo Peter among others.

Nabii’s new bible only has verses unlike the Holy Bible which is divided into chapters.

The self-proclaimed prophet who commands a huge following in Bungoma, Uasin Gishu, Nandi and Kisumu County says churches in Kenya have until April this year to migrate.

The prophet says he will petition the Kenyan government to replace the shilling with his currency called mzawadi and he wants President Uhuru to move Central Bank headquarters to the Kenya-Uganda border at Lwakhakha where his new currency ‘Mzawadi ‘ will be launched.

“The current currency is the source of all ills like corruption, robbery with violence, political assassinations and the spread of HIV /AIDS and it must be abolished for this country to prosper.

"The image of President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta on the currency implies that it is his private property,” he told The Nairobian.

Nabii Yohana who also prays for the sick and claims to resurrect the dead, has clients ranging from politicians to top government officials.

“I bring back the dead by jumping over them three times,” he said. To heal the sick, “I step on them and they receive their healing.”

Breaking News: Helicopter Carrying Minister Crashes While Trying To Land, Kills 13 People

A helicopter carrying a minister has reportedly crashed while trying to land, killing many people including innocent children.
File photo used only for illustrative purpose

It has been reported that as many as thirteen persons have died after a helicopter crashed in Mexico.

State officials revealed on Saturday that the victims, including three children, were killed when a cabinet minister’s helicopter crash while trying to land on the way to the epicenter of an earthquake.

According to the Agence France Presse, the military helicopter that went down late Friday carried Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca state Governor Alejandro Murat, who were unharmed.

But five women, four men, and the three children were killed, the Oaxaca prosecutor’s office said.

Another victim died on the way to hospital.

Drama Inside Bank As Bankers And Customers Run For Their Dear Life Moment A Strange Man Goes Berserk

A man has gone berserk inside a banking hall, beating an official and chasing bankers out as he breaks their computers.

Toluwalase Ojulowo, man, 32-year-old became violent in a branch of First Bank Plc at at Alagbaka area of Akure, Ondo State, on Friday, destroying expensive equipment and beating up an official at the bank in the process.

According to Saturday Punch, the customer was said to have entered the banking at about 1pm to complain that his account was wrongly debited.

According to an eyewitness, the man went to the customer care unit of the bank to lodge a complaint but the explanation by the officer in charge of the customer care unit infuriated him and he started beating the officer.

The eyewitness said, “After leaving the customer care desk, he went straight to the counter where he started destroying many computers with an iron rod. He also smashed one of the money counting machines and ordered all the workers to get out of the bank immediately.

“He started shouting ‘I will bring down this bank. Everybody should leave now, I am a citizen of this country, why will they deduct my money without explanation. Fuck everybody here,” he was heard saying.

For about 30 minutes, activities in the bank were halted while the other customers in the bank rushed out for safety. The bank officials too quickly rushed out of the banking hall. The bank was said to have closed work for the day following the incident.

It was learnt that a soldier who was in the banking hall when the incident happened invited policemen that took the customer away.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Femi Joseph confirmed the incident, saying the command had commenced investigation into the matter.

“We are yet to ascertain the sanity level of the man but he is with us. We have commenced investigation into the matter,” Joseph said.

Nathaniel Bassey, 149 Others For Pastor Adeboye's 76th Birthday Bash...See Details Of The Grand Event

One of Nigeria's most popular cleric, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, will celebrate his 76th birthday in grand style, and details of the grand event have emerged.

Top gospel artistes are to lift the soul of the General Overseer Worldwide of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, and his family and other well wishers, as part of activities marking his 76th birthday on March 2.

The event with the theme: "The Great Redeemer" will also feature choral groups and singers from 16 countries. They will converge on the camp for the marathon praise sessions.

The celebration, which has always been held to honour the grace of God in the life of Pastor Adeboye since 2012, will, this year, feature a 76-hour Marathon Messiah Praise.

The Music Director of RCCG, Mr Kunle Ajayi said: “We are dedicating 76 hours out of the 8760 hours of the year to praise our God and to express our gratitude to God for His mercies over the life of our GO, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, and to usher in a new pattern of worship that will redefine the perspective of men to worship and praise in this dispensation.”

He added that the celebration would commence on February 26 and end on March 2.

The countries participating include; Nigeria, USA, Canada England, Australia, Spain, Scotland, UAE, Cameroon, Kenya, Netherlands, Sweden, Malaysia, South Africa and Ireland.

The saxophonist added that the event was a giant step to bring Marathon Messiah’s Praise to the doorstep of every living being on the planet and that it would hold in two stages, Nigeria and in the Diaspora.

“The Nigeria stage will hold at the Youth Centre, Redemption Camp, while the Diaspora’s will be having 15 stages spread across the 15 participating countries outside Nigeria.

“The stage in Nigeria will host 76 hours of non-stop praise and worship, while the stages in the Diaspora nations will share the 76 hours among themselves and it will hold concurrently,” he said.

Messi & Suarez help Barcelona pass Eibar exam but Chelsea will be true test for Liga leaders

The two South American forwards combined to give the Blaugrana a hard-fought victory in the Basque County ahead of Tuesday's tough trip to London.

Barcelona march on in La Liga. Ernesto Valverde's side secured a hard-fought 2-0 win away to an impressive Eibar side on Saturday and remain unbeaten in the competition, thus equalling their best ever run of 31 games undefeated under Pep Guardiola in 2010-11. It was not, however, an entirely convincing performance from the Catalan club.

Eibar were thrashed 6-1 at Camp Nou earlier this season, but came into this match on a fantastic run, having lost just one of their previous 12 fixtures in the Primera Division – a 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid last month.

It was something of a tired display by Barca at Ipurua, perhaps unsurprising given that the Catalans have been in action twice a week for the most part in 2018 due to their games in La Liga and their run to the final of the Copa del Rey.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez still stood out, the Argentine picking out the Uruguayan for the opening goal in the first half – his 22nd assist for his fellow South American forward. And the same combination almost made it two moments later as the five-time Ballon d'Or winner struck the post.

That was the 14th time the Argentine had hit the woodwork this term in the Primera Division and his performance deserved a goal. Aside from those two, however, Barca were not at their best.

Jordi Alba sealed the win late in the game as he took advantage of space down his flank following the dismissal of Fabian Orellana to fire home a rebound to see Barca come through a fixture that ended up being more difficult than they would have liked.

Barca started the day seven points ahead of second-placed Atletico in La Liga, with the Rojiblancos in action at home to Athletic Club at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday.

There is no let-up from Valverde's side in the Primera Division and it is now 24 matches unbeaten for the Blaugrana in La Liga this season, with 14 more still to be played.

"I'm happy to score. We knew it would be a difficult match here," Alba said after the game. "Eibar have been on a good run and we are happy to come through with another win."

But having passed their Eibar exam, Tuesday's trip to Stamford Bridge represents an altogether tougher test for Valverde's side. "It's two matches. We will go there to win, but we know they will put pressure on us," Alba added. "It will be totally different to this match."

It will indeed. With La Liga looking won and the Copa within reach, Barca now need to replicate that form in the Champions League, starting away to Chelsea.

And despite an indifferent display here, another clean sheet, a win and the form of Messi and Suarez gives them reasons to be optimistic as they travel to London for Tuesday's last-16 first leg.

Senator Shehu Sani reacts to governors’ frequent visits to Buhari

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central has taken a swipe at governors over consistent trips out of their states.

This is coming at a time when the All Progressives Congress governors paid President Muhammadu Buhari a visit in Daura on friday

Rochas Okorocha said their mission to Daura, Katsina State, was merely to condole with the President over the loss of two members of his extended family.

Sani in reaction called on Buhari to put a stop to the frequent travels, which he described as unnecessary.

The lawmaker wrote on his twitter page “The President must put a stop to d new sycophantic political ritual where Governors abandon their duty post,traveling all d way on a daily basis to climb d Rock of Aso in order to pledge or renew their loyalty.

“They leave behind a moribund deputy & a people at d mercy of Gunmen.‎”

Roger Federer turns the clock back, becoming the oldest man to reach tennis world number one

They know a thing or two about time in Switzerland — their cuckoo clocks, expensive wristwatches and unerring railway timetables are proof of that.

Yet it is the Alpine nation's favourite son, Roger Federer, who has apparently mastered the art of reversing it.

The Peter Pan of men's tennis took his time machine to Rotterdam this week and on Friday posted a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Dutchman Robin Haase to reach the semi-finals of the Rotterdam Open.

n doing so he is guaranteed a return to number one in the ATP world rankings for the first time since November 2012.

"What an amazing run its been and a journey it's been for me ... to clinch world number one," Federer said after his win.

"Getting to number one and enjoying it right here at 36, almost 37 years old is an absolute dream come true. I can't believe it."

The 36-year-old father of two sets of twins becomes the oldest man ever to top the standings, replacing American Andre Agassi who was 33 when he last held the top spot in 2003.

Not only that but the gap of five years and 106 days between separate stints at the summit is the longest in ATP history.

He also sets a new record for the longest time between debuting as world number one (in 2004) and his latest stint — a record previously held by Rafael Nadal, the man Federer has knocked off the top of the pile.

Since Federer lost the top spot in 2012, when many predicted his best days were done, Novak Djokovic, Nadal and Andy Murray have all had lengthy periods on the throne but while the clock ticks ever louder for that battle-ravaged trio, Federer appears to have found a new dimension.

Roger Federer learned one key skill which makes him better than everyone else - Fleming

ROGER FEDERER learned a key aspect about the speed of his serve early in his career which has put him ahead of everyone else.

Those are the thoughts of Sky Sports pundit and former American tennis star Peter Fleming.

Roger Federer yesterday returned to world No 1, over five years since he last held that accolade.

The Swiss legend beat Robin Haase in the quarter-final of the Rotterdam Open to topple old rival Rafael Nadal at the top of the rankings.

Fleming was commentating on today’s semi-final between David Goffin and Grigor Dimitrov.

He and co-commentator Mark Petchey were discussing Dimitrov’s serve and how he can improve it.

And Fleming brought Federer into the argument, revealing how the 36-year-old has got the best out of his serve over the years.

“Roger learned very early, at least in the first year or two of being a pro, that 120mph hit accurately is plenty powerful enough,” Fleming said.

“So many players come out thinking they have to hit 130, 140, otherwise they’re going to lose the advantage.

“And by contorting their body to try and get that extra power, they lose accuracy.”

Federer will play Dimitrov in the final in Rotterdam if he beats Andreas Seppi in his semi-final tonight (6.30pm).

Ortom speaks on absence at APC governors‘ visit to Buhari in Daura

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has spoken on his absence during the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors’ visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The state’s chief executives did not make the trip to Buhari’s country home in Daura, Katsina state, on Friday.

Ortom spoke on Saturday through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase.

DAILY POST reached Akase to respond to reports that Ortom might have deliberately stayed away from the meeting.

The aide, however, stated that the reports had no basis.

He said there was no need to read meaning to his principal’s absence as the governor was adequately represented.

“His Deputy was there,” Akase simply said.

The governors had explained that the reason for the visit was to commiserate with the President who recently lost two members of his extended family in Daura.

Present were Chairman of the Governors’ Forum and Zamfara Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari; Rochas Okorocha (Imo); Abubakar Muhammed (Bauchi); Kashim Shettima (Borno); Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo); Aminu Masari (Katsina) and Malam Nasir El-Rufa’I of Kaduna State.

Others were Gov. Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa, Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano); Godwin Obaseki of Edo; Yahaya Bello (Kogi); Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi); Abubakar Sani-Bello (Niger) and Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, while the governors of Benue, Osun and Ogun were represented by their deputies.

The governors of Benue, Ogun and Osun were represented by their deputies while Yobe and Plateau were also represented by top government officials at the meeting.

Inside "Virginity Trade" Where Girls As Young As 17 Sell Off Their Virginity To Rich Businessmen

It has been revealed that the business of selling off virginity is trending among very young girls in Russia with rich businessmen lining up to "trade".

Thousands of young girls and women in Russia are selling their virginity after finding rich men online who are willing to pay for a night of passion.

Networks of specialist dealers and scouts actively recruit virgins and link them to wealthy businessmen, taking a slice of fees which can range between a few hundred and tens of thousands of pounds.

In other cases girls place their own advertisements selling the “right to the first night” on forums and dating websites, promoting themselves to “adult, affluent man”.

And Russian social media forums with names like 'Bad Girl's Club' and 'Desperate Virgin's Club' try to attract young women who match what the pervy men want - offering sky-high prices.

One post on 'Bad Girl's Club' says: "Looking for virgin girls under 19….Smart, beautiful, charming, from any cities in Russia. We pay tickets to Moscow and back, 1-2 days….Type of girls - as on the photo” - (which shows a girl in lingerie in a revealing pose on a bed.)

A 19 year old girl from Moscow naming herself  Milana Mercer stated in a typical online advertisement:  "Selling virginity, please send me a private message. I am from Moscow."

Another shocking advert claim to be from a girl aged just 17-years-old who is selling her virginity.

And one post boasts: "Marina sold her virginity for 1.5 million roubles (£18,900), and bought a great apartment.”

But for some women, they are taking the seemingly drastic step out of desperate circumstances.

A 20 year old called Anastasia from the industrial city Magnitogorsk told Bumaga lifestyle website she is currently offering to sell her virginity to help pay for cancer treatment for her mother.

She is  waiting for an offer of 300,000 roubles - or £3750.

18-year-old Lena from Moscow said: "Instead of just losing my virginity, it's better if I make some money from it."

A woman who seven years ago sold her own virginity for £7,000 to pay for plastic surgery, now works as a manager for other girls in the same position she was once in.

Teams of scouts help to recruit suitable girls.

The report said: “On average girls are paid 200,000-300,000 ruble (£2,500 to £3,750). Payment depends on age and appearance.

“The perfect type is 17-to-18 years old, short, very cute and modest.

“On average every manager sells up to 10 virgins a month, warning around 300,000 ruble (£3,750) a month.”

Some 20-to-50 per cent is added to the price as the agent’s fee.

Those selling their virginity are expected to show a medical certificate confirming they have not had s*x.

And the prospect of earning a lucrative sum reportedly lures many girls to sign up.

In 2016 model Anna Feschenko, 17, flew to Dubai aiming to sell her virginity for £9,600 to a wealthy Arab man, according to her travelling companion.

Anna’s mother contacted police and the teenager returned from the United Arab Emirates.

She did not comment on whether she had in the end sold her virginity.

Her friend called Ekaterina said: "It is a privilege in the UAE to be a virgin.

"I think Anna was just impressed with the amount of money she could get.”

In a recent case, a mother was detained for seeking to sell her 13 year old daughter’s virginity to a businessman.

Irina Gladkikh, 35, an estate agent,  to Moscow from Chelyabinsk with the underage  girl in order to sell her “first night” to a “rich client” for £19,100.

In a video confession she said: “We came to Moscow to get to know a rich man, in order to get financial help for providing s*xual services by my daughter."

Source: The Sun UK

Nigerian Producer, Samklef Escapes Death

Nigerian singer and producer Samklef who is originally called Samuel Oguachuba, has thanked God about his life.

Samklef disclosed this on his twitter handle although he did not reveal who tried taking his life.

On his post he revealed that he was almost poisoned yesterday but thanks to God he overcame it.

In his words; “God is great he saved me from food poisoning yesterday”

Samklef is signed to KonLive record label.

He hails from Imo state but he was born and bred in Lagos state.

Despite Coming From A Christian And Spiritual Family 'I Am Not A Saint', Says Sammie Okposo

Renowned singer Sammie Okposo is a multiple award winning international Nigerian gospel artiste.

According to the artiste, he has experienced the ups and down of life despite coming from a Christian and spiritual family.

According to him, his father is an Elder while his mother is a Deaconess. He was born in a church, but as a youth he left home to see what life is all about.

He said “I got out of line and thought I could take care of myself. I was a youth who wanted to experiment and that is what happens to young men who want to know everything. I always tell people that I am not a saint. I have done it all; I have stayed in Ajegunle, I have lived in the jungle and I have shared a room with about eight other people. I tell people who look at me and think I have always been like this. I have made some wrong decisions; I had been in wrong places at the wrong time.”

He is a music producer, psalmist, entertainment consultant and the CEO of Zamar Entertainment.

Okposo's music career started in 1992 when he joined the Nigerian movie industry as a sound track producer and later ventured into full music production. He is credited for producing hit songs for the biggest names in the Nigerian music scene.

Okposo is a United Nations Youth Ambassador for World Peace

Okposo with his 12 piece band "D X Generation" are labeled as one of the most electrifying and inspiring groups in Africa. His SOPP live concerts have become a favorite of music lovers globally.

The Doctor Killed My Son, Nollywood Actress Breaks Silence

Nigerian Nollywood actress an icon Eucharia Anunobi has spoken about the death of her son and who was responsible for his death.

Her son was eventually lost to the cold hands of death in august 2017. The actress said she is not yet done with mourning her son as he was a very good child to her.

She also disclosed that if not for the mistake of the doctor that her child would have been alive today. She said

“I have not removed my mourning clothes, neither have I opened my hair since the death of my son. I have only been wearing white since his demise and the reason I have maintained this is because my son was a good boy to me. But he was mistakenly killed by the doctor. My son was not supposed to die. He was a very wonderful child.”

She has also gone on to celebrate her late son’s birthday; she celebrated with the orphans in a motherless baby’s home.

Zamfara killings: Aide To Tambuwal Reveals Very Shocking Details

Imam Imam, spokesman to Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has revealed identity of those behind killings in Zamfara state.
Imam, in series of tweets on Twitter, poured out his heart over the recurring attacks in the state.

Imam lamented that the people were now in fear and disclosed how bandits regularly write to them, especially on market days, demanding for certain amount of money.

He decried how the people were unable to reach security agencies with intelligence they had about bandits terrorizing their communities.

He tweeted: “On this #ZamfaraMassacre, we are witnessing a repeat of such barbarism year on year. The affected communities have tried various methods to tackle the bandits to little or no success.

“The FG should consider establishing a new security force dedicated to forests/firest areas security. Something like Forest Rangers, with military grade training and equipment. They can join forces with locals to effectively police communities on the fringes.

“As a reporter in Zamfara some years ago, I discovered that many local communities have adequate intelligence about locations and modus operandi of the bandits, but are hampered in their ability to ward off the criminals due to inadequate armoury and ineffective security presence.

“Two axis who have suffered the most from the terror of #ZamfaraMassacre over the years are Zurmi and Dansadau. Both are surrounded by forests.

“In Dansadau and surrounding areas, bandits write letters to communities asking for certain amount of money especially on market days. Terrorised residents will then tax themselves to raise the funds and deliver it to the criminals in the bush.

“They (bandits) are mostly rustlers/robbers/kidnappers. Vast majority are people from the North and Niger Republic”

Why Pogba Will Not Play Against Huddersfield - Manchester City

Manchester United have confirmed Paul Pogba will miss today’s FA Cup clash against Huddersfield due to illness.
U-23 midfielder Ethan Hamilton has taken his place in the squad.

United manager, Jose Mourinho, dismissed reports of a rift with the club’s £89million record signing as “lies” and “bull***t” on Friday, but admitted Pogba is not playing well enough.

Sportsmail reports that the two met at Carrington for an hour on Tuesday, after the Frenchman was substituted at Newcastle and Tottenham and dropped to the bench against Huddersfield.

They spoke about Pogba’s form and best position, which left the 24-year-old midfielder stony-faced when he emerged.

The former Juventus star is also understood to be unhappy playing alongside Nemanja Matic in a 4-2-3-1 formation, preferring a more liberated role on the left-hand side of a 4-3-3 similar to the one he had in Italy.

BBNaija: Cee-c caught making love with Tobi

Big brother housemates, Cee-c and Tobi were on Friday night caught making love in the house.
Recall that Cee-c on Valentine’s day finally professed her love for Tobi who she has been ignoring for a long time.

This happened while she was paired with Lolu and asked not to interact with other housemates.

She confessed of being jealous of how Tobi plays with his new partner, Bambam, while appreciating his care for her and love since the beginning of the reality show.

Cee-C who has also been trending on social media after viewers blasted her for inflicting injury on Lolu was on Thursday issued a two-strike warning for breaking the house rules.

President Buhari Rejects Nigerian Peace Corps Bill

As the Nigerian Peace Corps battles the Nigeria Police to vacate its national secretariat, the legality of the organisation might have run into trouble as the President has not assented to its establishment bill, which was transmitted to him last year.
It was learnt that President Muhammadu Buhari, apparently bowing to security advice, has not appended his signature to the NPC Establishment Bill, which was officially sent to him by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr. Sani Omolori, in the last week of December 2017. Findings by Saturday Vanguard indicate that the 30-day window under, which the president should sign a bill duly transmitted to him elapsed on January 31, 2018, leaving the National Assembly with the only option of mobilising two thirds of its members to veto the president’s rejection of the bill.

By implication, the Presidency has thrown out the NPC bill and the piece of legislation okayed by the two chambers of the NASS can therefore not be cited as a law in Nigeria and the outfit does not have the legal backbone to continue to operate as a legal entity unless the NASS mobilises two thirds of its members to override the president.

A top Presidency official conversant with the matter, confirmed to our correspondent last night that the President could not have assented to the NPC bill because there was no need for such an outfit under the Nigerian security architecture. The source said, “By implication the bill has been rejected by Mr. President since he did not sign it into law within the stipulated 30 working days. “By law, the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill will not fly in Nigeria as the President has not appended his signature to it within the period prescribed by law,” the official explained.

Asked what could be done given the fact that the courts had ruled that the embattled security outfit had the right to operate as a voluntary organisation in Nigeria, the presidency official said that the organisation must first derive its legality from the law of Nigeria before functioning as an entity of the law.

But reacting to the development, the Spokesman for the House of Representatives, Abdulrazaq Namdas, said the members would wait patiently for President Muhammadu Buhari to write the NASS on why he would not append his signature to the bill before deciding on what next step. Namdas told one of our correspondents that the lawmakers were aware that the president was in the habit of giving reasons whenever he rejects a bill sent to him by the NASS.

“But if we wait up to a certain time and the usual excuses we expect of him does not come then the House may take a further action to override the president. “If you remember just last week he returned three bills stating the reasons  he refused to sign them into law,” Namdas said.

It will be recalled that the NPC has been having a running battle with the Nigeria Police since it came out as a security outfit but not yet licensed by the Federal Government, culminating in the sealing of its national headquarters in Jabi and the arrest and detention of its leaders by the NPF.

The running battle between the NPC and the NPF has also resulted in a lingering legal tussle between the two groups, with the court asking the police to pay the NPC N12.5 million as compensation, an order the police are yet to comply with.

The police have also refused to quit the headquarters of the NPC despite repeated court orders. While the Senate passed the bill on November 25, 2016, a conference committee of both chambers was inaugurated on December 8, 2016, to harmonise the bill.

The House of Representatives laid and adopted its conference report on January 19, 2017, while the Senate adopted its report on July 25, 2017. But on February 17, 2017 the police stormed the National Office of the NPC and arrested the head of the organisation, Dickson Akoh, and about 49 other members.

The police accused Mr. Akoh of using the Peace Corps, which was registered as a non-governmental organisation, but operating as a para-military agency, to fleece innocent young job seekers. Mr. Akoh has however denied all the allegations and has since been granted bail by the court. Meanwhile, CHAIRMAN, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Sabi Abdullahi, APC, Niger North  has said that the Senate will do what the Constitution specifies in case Mr. President refuses to assent the Peace Corps Bill.

He said that the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria provides for what should be done if a bill passed by the National Assembly, transmuted to the President for assent did not receive the assent of the President. “For me personally I see it as a very good thing; it is not new to Nigeria but it is happening in many other countries so that was why in the first instance, the National Assembly supported it.

Zamfara Massacre: Governor Yari Blames Security Agencies

Governor Abdulaziz Yari has alleged that his administration gave security agencies 24-hour head-start to alert them on the impending invasion of communities in Zamfara by bandits that resulted in the death of 39 persons in Zurmi local government area of the state on Wednesday night.
Speaking Friday evening when he led five Northern Governors on a sympathy visit to the palace of the Emir of Zurmi, Yari said security agencies in the area have failed to tackle the problem of cross-border banditry and terrorism bedevilling communities in the area.

“Whatever humanly possible that needed to be done, we as a government have done to mitigate this disaster. But it does appear that security agencies are failing in their responsibilities.
“I feel let down facing the people of this state whenever I remember the promise I made to them that when they elect President Muhammadu Buhari into power, these killings will end. But unfortunately, things are now getting worse.

“As such, I urge you security agencies to up the ante so as not to lose this war. If you let us take issues on our hands, anarchy will reign which is not what we hope us.

“On this particular incidence, we had intelligence reports 24 hours before it happened that the bandits were grouping and ready to attack. I alerted the security agencies but unfortunately they sent inadequate personnel to confront these people from where they came from,” he said.

In his remarks, the Emir of Zurmi, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, said echoed what Yari said, adding that if not for the bravery of vigilante groups who confronted the bandits, the casualty figures would have been higher.

Giving insight into what really happened, the Emir alleged that 600 bandits made attempt to invade Zurmi but were repelled by vigilantes.
“They came on 200 motorcycles with three persons on each bike. Each of them was well-armed. We stationed 500 vigilante members who stood their ground and gallantly fought the bandits. Unfortunately, these same bandits turned their anger on travellers and other villagers on their way here, that was why we had 39 people killed.

“Thes terrorists are known to us. Their major hide-out is in a village called Kagara, very close to Bafarawa in Sokoto State, and a few kilometres from Shinkafi in Zamfara State. But despite several appeals to security agencies to storm the area, our appeals have failed.

“I need to state here that majority of weapons used by bad people in this country are brought in from this area. I had reason to personally inform Zamfara State Director of SSS sometimes back of a large cache of weapons being brought into the country but no concrete action was taken until the containers were moved away.

“I am happy that other Northern Governors are here because we believe the solution to this problem lies in cooperation among all of you.

“I don’t need to repeat here that we need a full battalion of soldiers here and in areas surrounding Maru, Maradun, Shinkafi and Zurmi LGAs,” the visibly angry Emir said.
He added that the people have been pushed to the limit and a negative reaction from them will have a devastating consequence on the continued peaceful coexistence of all communities in the area.

In his remarks, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno appealed to the people not to lose patience. He sympathized with the victims and prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal rest.

In addition to Shettima and Yari, other Governors on the entourage were Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and Umar Tanko Al-Makura of Nassarawa States.

Jonathan's Former Aide, Obanikoro, Decamps To APC

Members of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), including Babajide, son of former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, have dumped the party.
Babajide Obanikoro

Prominent members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), including Babajide, son of former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, have dumped the party.

Mr. Ali Gulak, the former Special Adviser to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, is among prominent members of defecting PDP members.

Senior Obanikoro had recently left the PDP to join the APC.

Babajide, who lost chairmanship position of Ikoyi/Obalende Local Council Development Area twice on the platform of PDP, joined the APC at Ward C, in his Ikoyi constituency.

He was received into APC by members led by the Ward Chairman, Mr Suleiman Yusuf, and former Commissioner for Finance in the state, Mr Wale Edun.

Speaking at the declaration, Babajide said his defection to APC was to be closer to the people and to contribute his quota to his constituency.

He regretted that he had once had differences with the APC as a result of his membership of the PDP.

Obanikoro said he had retraced his steps to be part of a progressive party, promoting the development of the state.

“I thank you for the warm reception and I assure you that I will do my best to take the party to greater heights.

“Also I will do my best to ensure that I carry everyone along and we further build the party together in this area,’’ he said.

Gulak, along with other prominent members of PDP are to defect to APC on Saturday in Yola.

The Adamawa APC chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal, said the party was ready to receive the PDP members in a ceremony.

“We are waiting for the big ceremony that will signify the final death of PDP tomorrow.

“I don’t want to say much about the prominent members of PDP joining us tomorrow; just be there to see for yourself as the big catch we made,” Bilal said.

Governor Muhammadu Bindow had recently announced that APC was talking to some prominent members of PDP who will soon join APC.

The defection ceremony is to take place at the Ali Modu Sheriff faction secretariat of the PDP in Yola, NAN reports.

Ladies Who Sleep Naked At Night Are Susceptible To Becoming Barren - Witchdoctor

A Kenyan Witchdoctor, Ali Maalim Bakari a.k.a Mganga wa Nyuki has said that women who sleep Unclad are in high risk of becoming barren in Life.
The witchdoctor disclosed to Nairobian that he has involved in the business for the past 10 years.

“Many people don’t know that sleeping Unclad especially for women is not safe. That is how ghosts show up at night and have sex with some ladies making them barren. These women lack sex appetite. I always advise women to wear something, even a panty alone,“ he said.

“For instance, when a client complains of poor performance in bed, I urge them to spice up their bedroom game and also check on diet. Further, women should not throw their pads aimlessly, since that is what people use to block their uterus,” he said.

He also disclosed he inherited his powers from his late dad and made a secret oath that requested the slaughter of two cocks.

“I inherited this gift from my late father. It is a normal thing to pass this gift to your kids. In our case, we are three sons in our family, but my brother refused and I took over. Our ancestors were not happy with him and they made him lose one eye,” the 32-year-old man born and bred in Kwale said.

The witchdoctor also claimed politicians do storm his place seeking powers during rallies.

“They usually come for charms to attract crowds in rallies and beat their co

The Army Is Clueless About Shekau's Whereabouts - Kukasheka Slams Reporters

The Nigerian Army on Friday dismissed as “misleading” reports indicating that the Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, escaped to Cameroun.
Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, the Director, Army Public Relations, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri that the army was not aware of the whereabouts of the fugitive Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.

Kukasheka said that the army was in a manhunt for Shekau, adding that N3 million was offered as reward for any credible information that would lead to his arrest.

“The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a news story on some news medium, alleging that the wanted factional terrorists’ group leader, Abubakar Shekau, is in Kolofata, Republic of Cameroun.

“The report alleged that a top Boko Haram commander; Abdullahi Bello, alias Abu Zainab, who was captured by the Nigerian Army on February 14, disclosed that Shekau escaped to Cameroun.

“This is not true; the Nigerian Army did not arrest such person, neither do we have such suspect in our custody.

“Contrary to the allegations; the Nigerian Army is not aware of the whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau, hence the reward of the sum of N3 million for any credible information on his whereabouts”.

Kukasheka called on reporters to cross check their facts with the military authorities before publication.


Photos & Video: Money Rain And Drone In Traditional Marriage Of Cubana General Manager

The traditional wedding of the General Manager of Cubana has left many people stunned as money rained down in bountiful measures.
Mr Omoaefe Ejere‎ and his wife

It has been reported that the City of Uyo recently got to witness a completely spectacular event recently which left mouths hanging open.

The event was the traditional wedding ceremony between Abuja Based Hospitality practitioner, Mr Omoaefe Ejere‎ and his lovely heartthrob.

Mr Omoaefe Ejere‎, the Delta state born Grand Cubana General Manger met his wife Aniekeme Inyang about‎ a year ago and now they are married.
The event was held on the 15th of February in the city of Uyo, Akwa ibom State where Mr ‎Omoaefe‎ officially quit bachelorhood into a blissful matrimony with the woman after his heart.

The groom looked handsome and dashing in his choice of white lace traditional attire while the bride was looking gorgeous and radiant as ever in her princess white lace and blue scarf with both of them on a colourful blue wrapper.

At the event, money rained down in bountiful measures.

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Body Of Renowned Herbalist Doesn't Decay Even 13 Years After Burial

A recent weird incident has turned a community into a sort of museum after it was told that the body of a herbalist refused to decay over a decade after he was buried.
Audu Kwaghtamen

Audu Kwaghtamen, a native doctor who hailed from Yelwater, a border community between Benue and Nasarawa states inhabited mainly by the Tiv, died and was buried by the roadside on March 11, 2004. But residents of the sleepy town were shocked to find his body fresh and intact, 13 years after.

Strange find

Bulldozers owned by PW Nigeria Limited, a construction firm presently working on a road project, which cuts across his graveyard, recently excavated Audu’s remains, throwing residents of the area in awe. It was a stunning discovery, which they described as a miracle.

While the wooden coffin in which he was buried had rotted, his body was removed fresh and the black clothes he adorned, still new. It was as if he had just been buried and exhumed, as the corpse neither decayed nor emitted an offensive odour. 

Expectedly, news of the strange find spread across the town and neighbouring communities like wild fire as residents trooped to the scene to catch a glimpse of the body. But younger brother of the deceased, Abraham Kwaghtamen, who was among those who buried him 13 years ago and monitored the excavation, was not willing to delay his reburial, as the corpse turned a museum. Unable to contend with the large crowd, he hurriedly prepared another wooden coffin and reburied him in another location.

The man Audu

Before his death, Audu, who dropped out of Community Secondary School Makurdi, Benue State in Form Four, sojourned to the hinterland in Oyo State, where he engaged in commercial farming and later turned an herbalist. He lived there for about 33 years before returning to his ancestral home to ply his new trade.

Back home, he was variously known as African astrologer, numerologist, among others, and was patronized by people from all walks of life across age divides, including male and female from far and near. He made predictions and was reputed to have resolved confounding challenges bothering on health, infertility, marriage, and financial with precision.

Abraham, his younger brother, said he was the most powerful herbalist within his community and neighbouring villages, and proffered solutions to virtually all challenges that came his way.

“It does not matter the distance of the person with the problems or situation. All you have to do is believe in him; he offered services to those in need of spiritual assistance, not minding the severity of your situation or distance as long as water, sea, ocean, lake, river, sand etc are nearby, your problems would be controlled under your foot”.

Source of power

He disclosed that Audu derived his mystic powers from Oyo State, where he grew up and spent the greater part of his life before returning home as an herbalist.  He wasn’t married in his lifetime and had told them not to bury him close to any residential building. He asked his relatives to bury him by a roadside whenever he died.

“So when he died, we buried him by the roadside, oblivious of the fact that someday, the state government would construct a road here. He also told us to bury him a day after he dies and that his corpse should not be treated. That was exactly what we did. On the day he died, he wasn’t sick; he woke up that day complaining of waist pain and died in the afternoon. We adhered to his wish and buried him the next day”.

Abraham said while growing up, Audu was a reserved person who lived in isolation, and was a great hunter especially at night. Audu became popular as an herbalist within 10 years of his return from Oyo State, and plied his trade in the village. Though childless, he was said to be generous, especially to children.

Community leader, pastor wade in

The oldest man in the community, Angbela Agena, 90, described the recent discovery after the excavation of Audu’s body as strange. “It showed he was a very powerful spiritualist; he died and was buried 13 years ago, but his body didn’t decompose. Maybe, he died against the wish of his God”.

Pastor Dennis Nyam of the Redeemed Church of Christ also expressed surprise. “Everybody is surprised because the man wasn’t a Christian. If he was a committed Christian, I would have described his body as sainthood in Christianity. It’s happening all over the world to people who actually did what God wanted; to those people, termites, insects have no power over their bodies when they die”.

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Ritualist Den With Many Shallow Graves Discovered By Police

Residents of Ilobu town in Osun State were shocked as men from the Osun State Police Command stormed the town and uncovered a ritualist den with some shallow graves.
The ritualist den which is located inside a big house at Molete area of the town was on Friday discovered by a team of policemen led by the Commissioner in the state, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye.

The commissioner of police told our correspondent that the police acted on a tip off and they swooped on the den where two persons believed to be siblings were arrested.

He said that the leader of the syndicate was at large but said the police were on his trail and would not give up until he was arrested and everybody, who had connection with the den.

He said, “We acted on a a reliable tip off which led to the arrest of two brothers of same parents while their kingpin and leader is still at large.

“Of particular interest was the discovery of a dungeon with path which connects one of the shrines to another. Several statues and hundreds of bottles of alcoholic drink were scattered around the shrine.

“Some shallow graves were also seen scattered around the building but we still investigating to be sure if  they are graves of some of  the victims of the fraudsters.”

The CP appealed to the people of the state to always assist the police by giving them useful information which could help them to perform  their duties better.

He said security of any state or nation could not be left in the hands of a few security men but added that everybody should be involved. He stated that policemen could not be everywhere at the same time to know everything going on.

He said that this was the reason the police needed the cooperation and the support of the people of the state while assuring them that any information given would be treated with utmost confidentiality.

Some residents of the town lauded the police for coming to their rescue by arresting some of the operators of the shrine, saying they knew that the suspected criminals carried out nefarious activities in the building but they were too afraid to confront them.

It will be recalled that a team of policemen and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps had in January 12 uncovered a den around Ilesa and arrested three men at the place.

Drama In First Bank As Customer Goes Mad, Beats Up Bank Official

A man, 32-year-old Toluwalase Ojulowo, became violent in a branch of First Bank Plc at at Alagbaka area of Akure, Ondo State, on Friday, destroying expensive equipment and beating up an official at the bank in the process.
The customer was said to have entered the banking at about 1pm to complain that his account was wrongly debited.

According to an eyewitness, the man went to the customer care unit of the bank to lodge a complaint but the explanation by the officer in charge of the customer care unit infuriated him and he started beating the officer.

The eyewitness said, “After leaving the customer care desk, he went straight to the counter where he started destroying many computers with an iron rod. He also smashed one of the money counting machines and ordered all the workers to get out of the bank immediately.

“He started shouting ‘I will bring down this bank. Everybody should leave now, I am a citizen of this country, why will they deduct my money without explanation. Fuck everybody here,” he was heard saying.

For about 30 minutes, activities in the bank were halted while the other customers in the bank rushed out for safety. The bank officials too quickly rushed out of the banking hall. The bank was said to have closed work for the day following the incident.

It was learnt that a soldier who was in the banking hall when the incident happened invited policemen that took the customer away.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Femi Joseph confirmed the incident, saying the command had commenced investigation into the matter.

“We are yet to ascertain the sanity level of the man but he is with us. We have commenced investigation into the matter,” Joseph said.

Update: 22 killed, 28 wounded in fresh multiple bomb blast in Borno

No fewer than 22 persons were killed and 28 others injured in a multiple suicide bombing  at a market in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident occurred on Friday at about 9:00 PM, when three suicide bombers detonated explosives at the “Kasuwar Kifi” in the outskirts of Konduga town.

A witness, Idrissa Bana, said the three suicide bombers simultaneously detonated the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on their bodies in the crowded market.

Bana said that the explosives killed 22 persons and 28 others sustained injuries, adding that those injured were evacuated to a hospital in Maiduguri.

“There were a lot of people doing last minute shopping when the suicide bombers hit the market,” he said.

A competent security source confirmed the incident, adding that at the moment the identity of the suicide bombers and exact number of causalities could not be ascertain for now.


Men Stumble When Looking At Me During Parade – Police PRO Dolapo Badmos

Police Zonal Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, exudes charm with a cheerful personality. Her voice could sing a baby to sleep and at the same time readily puts fear into a criminal. She brings finesse into her police duties, and even at social functions, she remains the toast of many.
For a public relations officer, Dolapo, who studied Accounting in school, has not done badly. No wonder she was recently elevated from the Lagos command level to the zonal level. In this interview with PAUL UKPABIO and BIODUN ADEYEWA, she talks about her love life; why she almost dropped out of her police training course and how she missed death narrowly during a police shoot out with robbers.

Congratulations on your recent elevation. Can you enlighten us about your new designation?
I was the Police Public Relation Officer Lagos State, but I have been elevated to be the zonal PRO. That is, the jurisdiction covering Lagos and Ogun states. That is my present position. The police public relations office is at levels; we have the state command, the zonal command, and then The Force PRO.

That is a bigger assignment, how do you shuttle between the two states? 
Its a duty and it is do-able. Today I am in Lagos, tomorrow I will be in Ogun State. I have been juggling daily work between the two states. For me, it is not a burden because I have always had passion for police work. Presently I am on higher ground and I am enjoying it, even though it is a tough work. I still enjoy it because of the passion. I see my duties as responsibilities and not necessarily as a task or major challenge. I see it all as an added assignment and I have been having a good run, thanks to my AIG and my other bosses who have been supportive.

Which has the bigger challenge for you in terms of police work, is it Lagos or Ogun State? 
Well, as a PRO at the command level, you have much on your hand to battle with because, you have no one else to push it to. But when you get to the Zonal Police Command where I am, you take responsibility.

It is like being moved to the position of a manager in a large institution. You are at that point not just managing people, but also designating people to duties and responsibilities. So I create tasks, delegate people to handle them and get the results. It is a higher responsibility for me but with power of delegation. How do you combine your work with the home front? I am definitely not going to say that it is an easy task because, the home-front needs my attention and the office needs my attention too. But I think I have been lucky to have a supportive family. My children have come to understand that they see mommy when they see mummy.

And when they do not see mommy, it means they do not see mummy. What I have also been doing is that, the little time I have with the children, I use it to bond with them. I dedicate such times to them. And when it is time for work, there I go. It has been God who has taught me how to cope. You have this image of the police force being everything to you.

Where did you get such passion from? And as a child, did you foresee that one day you will be in the Police Force? 
Truly, with all modesty, I have seen a lot of young people, who said to me that I have made them to like and admire the Police Force. And they tell me that it makes them to take a second look at joining the police force or taking a shot at a career in the force. Yes, that has been a thing of joy to me because whatever you are doing, you should be a shining example. That will be the indication that you are doing it rightly.

If I should by my work and physical appearance convince people to the extent that they want to join the Police Force, then as a PRO, I am certainly on the right track. So to answer your question on whether I foresaw myself being a police officer before I joined the force, I can say that when I was growing up, my father used to tell me that what is worth doing, is worth doing well. I never planned to be a police officer. It happened by coincidence. My uncle that actually wanted to be a police officer, could not actualise that dream because he didn’t have the opportunity. So he urged me on or even forced me into joining the Police Force. Looking back now, do you have any regret about that decision? Looking back, I have no regret because while I was growing up, I wanted to be a doctor.

Then I figured that I wanted to save lives. I have always had passion to save people or save lives. Also I recall that when I was in primary school, my mates used to come to call me whenever they were bullied or oppressed by same sex or the opposite sex, and I would champion their cause and ward off the oppressors. Indeed maybe in a way, God prepared me for this. So gradually I was doing it even without realising it.

What does being a police woman mean to you? 
Right now, I am looking inward. Policing is a profession. It is angelic because you could be sleeping late in the night and someone calls you that he or she is being attacked and you stand up, mobilise people to the scene. With that, lives are saved and properties recovered or protected. I don’t think anyone can just be called upon to do that. And again, I do not think that it is everyone that will stand up like that to go and rescue anyone. So I see police work as being angelic and I am grateful to God that I am doing such a job. It is an uncommon profession when you are a police officer. I am glad to be a police officer and if I return to this world again, I will still be proud to be a police officer.

Who has been your mentor? 
I will say that my mom has been my mentor. She has a strong character. She doesn’t give up on anything. She believes that with a strong, hard push, a mountain can shift. She brought us up that way.

That is why when I come across any challenge in my work as a police officer, I do not bulge or give up to the challenge. Secondly I get inspired by the life of Oprah Winfred. I like her strong character; she tells you to be focused no matter what you are going through, because the end justifies the means. These two people have really inspired me in life. I am grateful to God that they have been available for me.

What has been the turning point in your life and career? 
That would be when I was given the job of the police public relations officer. Before then, I was in operations and I was on the field. I used to think everybody knows the work of a police officer, and most of us felt the police was doing it well. But when I came on board to the office of the PRO, I discovered that not too many people love the police. I kept wondering why we were doing so much and people were not seeing our efforts. So I thought there was a problem that needed sorting out. That made me to think and look inward. So I keep trying my best, though my best may not be noticed now, but I keep trying believing that at the end of the day, it will show. To a large extent, some people do not like the police, but we will keep trying our best. We will go out of our way to make the police acceptable. A lot of people also do not know that there are a lot of challenges that do not allow the police to be readily loved.

Again other people have had preconceived notion about the police. Some see the police as an agent of oppression, and treat them as such. But I know and hope that all such impressions will change. We are trying our best in that regard so that the police and members of the public could remain good friends.

After joining the police force, was there a moment when you thought of giving up?
That moment was definitely when I was at the Police Academy. My first experience of grounding in the academy was horrible. As a fresh graduate, straight from the national youth service corps programme, I was faced by the need to get into the police force after being prompted to do so, by an uncle who said he didn’t have an opportunity to join. He was an uncle I cherished. He wanted me to serve the country. But when I got to the Police Academy, we met our instructors, and then I walked passed them. They were shocked. So they called me back asking where I thought I was going to.

I was equally shocked the way they asked me such a question as if I was not at liberty to do whatever I liked. Still shocked the way I was challenged, I told the instructors that if they wanted to talk to me, they ought to calm down and talk to me in a better way. They told me that they would not calm down here, that, that was a training ground. That was when the import of where I was, started dawning on me. I asked myself repeatedly if I was sure I wanted to stay there and continue or return home. The parade which took place everyday too was not encouraging; the blowing of the bugle that woke us up in the dark at 5am was very disturbing. In the morning, we were forced to run, and do all sorts of exercise. Then also we were taught to lift up our legs in a left and right manner; all that was overwhelming for me. All that really took some time to sink into my head. And you know what, I thought the one we encountered during the NYSC period was tedious. But when I got to the Police Academy, I realised that what we did at the NYSC Camp was a big joke. At the end of the day, that training toughened us, because we are not meant to be the usual regular persons when we go out on assignments on the road. We are trained tough so that we can weather tough moments on the job.

Also, we were trained to be civil so that no matter what condition we find ourselves, we could still remain civil. It was tough. And from there, we moved to the mobile police training, where we were woken in the morning with teargas and you stand up and start jogging. Everything with mobile police training is force. Even when we were to eat, we were told that we could only know when we start eating our meal, but do not know when we will stop, which meant that, you could just be taking your first two spoons of food, when the bugle is blown and you must drop your food and move. During that period, I wanted to give up thinking the job was not for me because I had figured myself to be a trained accountant who would work in a bank in an air-conditioned office, managing people’s accounts and ledgers. But all of a sudden, I found myself doing left and right on the parade ground with virtually no hairstyle at all. Yes, one really wanted to ask you, how the average young female police officer copes with fashion within the police force? Police work takes away fashion from the female. You need to put up a conscious effort before you can still be fashionable, that is because, police work is not about fashion, it is about being on the move.

Initially, I found that difficult to cope with and almost decided to leave. I actually parked my load and was ready to leave. But I was discovered; I was told that I cannot just leave. That if I must leave, I had to go back to the Police Academy and leave from there. That ofcourse was just as much as saying that it was impossible to leave! I told them that I can leave from anywhere and at any point. But I was grimly told that I could not leave. That was when I realised that there was no going back. That was also when I realised that I would still have to be there for another few months, taking my teargas steady. At that point, I decided that if i must continue taking the teargas and other training, then it was better I relaxed and enjoyed it. Somehow when I survived it for one week and didn’t die, I felt there was nothing again that could break me down. I had to carry on and completed the 18 months course. But funny enough, all those set of people that trained us, were the first set of people to salute us. So it was fulfilling. And that taught me a lesson, that no condition is permanent.

That if you pull through your challenges, your challenges will salute you at the end of the day. Still on fashion, it is assumed that people like you who wear uniforms at work do not have time for building fashionable wardrobes, do you really have regular clothes? 
Well if I must say, the best attire i can ever have as a police officer, is my police uniform. As a policewoman, the earlier one has that at the back of one’s mind, the better. My uniform remains my beset attire. If you invite me to a wedding or any other social function on a work day, I will be there in my uniform. I will not go home to change into any other thing. That is because, I can be there at your social function and duty calls. But outside police work, I am a jeans freak. Anytime, anywhere, my jeans enables me to be on the go. Except of course, I am lucky not to be on duty, and it is an event where one is reminded to wear our traditional attire. But I must tell you that I am more fashionable in my police uniform than in any other clothing. I have won my uniform long enough to keep me warm and comfortable.

What other memories of childhood do you have? 
I was fearful when I was growing up as a daddy’s girl. I was not a mommy’s girl because my mommy could beat! So I was a daddy’s girl. My dad taught me to be open and plain and not to play pranks. I didn’t play pranks because there were no opportunities for that.

How do you handle being beautiful? 
I have been handling that since I was young. I remember while growing up, my mom used to tell me that I am beautiful, that I have big eye balls. My mates then used to talk about my big eye balls and when I got home, I used to report them to my mom. Instead my mom used to look at me alarmed that I had the best thing in the whole world. My mom made me to grow up knowing that I am a beautiful woman. This is a joke, but during those early days while I was at the Police Academy and during our parades, the men among us used to miss their steps because they were usually looking at me (she laughs at the memory).

When the instructor said move to the right, some of them would move to the left. I don’t want to mention their names because they are likely to read this. But I still make jest of them from time to time when we are all together.

When men tell you that you are beautiful, how do you react, first as a police officer and then as a lady?
Some people just say it as a compliment and nothing attached. When I see such people, I figure it out because I can sense sincerity when I see it. ‘Oh thank you’, is always my answer. But when I sense that there is more to the simple compliment, I easily ward off the person. I don’t fight anyone for having interest in me. I manage the situation. Some of them I immediately start calling them my uncle which tells them exactly what they are to me. When I am not in a police uniform and someone is overdoing a compliment, sometimes I just scare them by asking, ‘Can you handle a police officer?’’ And the next question they usually ask me is, ‘Are you a police officer for real?’ And then I will reply, ‘Yes, I am.’ And then the change of discussion. But some will tell you they don’t mind.

‘It is you that I see, I am not seeing a police officer.’ Then I will say, ‘Sorry I am married,’ to put them away. Some men are stubborn, so the best thing is to cut off from them. And what can you say about your husband? He is a fantastic guy. He has told me that I should keep him away from my work. I met him after my graduation and national youth service programme. We have been married for several years now. Have you had any close-to-death experience so far in your career? Yes, I’ve had. I am a very inquisitive person. I always want to learn. When I was on attachment, I heard there was a robbery incident. My Divisional Police Officer (DPO) mobilised for the police to move to the scene. I said I wanted to be there with the DPO. The DPO said that I should remain at the station.

But I had already signed for a pistol. That was how I was part of the team. However, 200 metres away, we ran into a shoot out. I held unto my pistol as there was firing and cross-firing. It was no joke. It was a heavy exchange of fire. At a point, I had to summon courage to say my last prayers. I told God that if that situation led to my death, please forgive my sins, and if I am meeting you God at this point, just because of my national assignment, accept and forgive me into your kingdom. Meanwhile, the exchange of fire was raging on. I remember that we lost a policeman in that shoot-out. But our team was able to kill three of the armed robbers in Abuja then.

That was a near-death experience for me. I will not say that it scared me, but I would rather say that it made me to realise the thin line between life and death. That happened about 13 years ago.

Do you have any message for the young ladies who may presently consider joining the police force? 
I am happy to be a role model to many youths. I desire to continue to mentor some of them. One thing that I will always tell them is, get value for yourself. Success is not contagious. You cannot be successful just because you are attaching yourself. I urge young girls to pursue success by themselves. They should also try to add value to their lives. When you are successful, you can stand. All young ladies should know that success is not contagious. They have to work for success by themselves.

N36m "Mystery Snake" Saga: More Shocking Revelations As JAMB Official Blames Boko Haram For Missing N.6m

Another JAMB official has made a rather shocking claim on why N600 million is suddenly missing from the vaults.
According to a report by The Nation, it was revelations galore at the just concluded sitting of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) administrative panel on financial management as officials sought to defend their handling of public funds.

Nine officials  of the board, including one from Benue where a ‘mystery snake’  allegedly  swallowed N36million cash, were probed  and subsequently  indicted by the administrative panel.

Another JAMB official in Yobe State told the panel that  he could not lay his hands on tellers, receipts and invoices of over N600, 000 put in his care following  an attack by the terror sect, Boko Haram.

Yet another official from the Kogi office of JAMB said he gave  out  the N7million in his care as loans to his colleagues who were in need of money to settle personal problems.

He confessed  that he was also a beneficiary of the ‘loans.’

But the panel was not amused by the defence put on by the officials.

All nine were indicted for stealing JAMB funds. The panel thus recommended that they be sacked and the recommendation was forwarded to the Federal Ministry of Education which oversees JAMB.

The stolen fund was part of the payment made by candidates for  registration of scratch cards.

Some of the indicted officials are JAMB state coordinators.

Sources said that, “The nine officials would have been sacked outright but for civil service rules that stipulate that such matters should go through due process.

”All of them are under interdiction. They have appeared before a disciplinary committee. A report has been written to the higher authority. If that report is approved, they will be dismissed and handed to the security agencies.

“EFCC will prosecute them. They have even appeared before the EFCC before. In the course of their investigation they have files with the EFCC which  arrested and investigated them.”

Chief spokesman for JAMB, Dr.Fabian Benjamin, confirmed the development.

He said: “All the necessary disciplinary procedures have been concluded and the report has been  forwarded to higher authorities for further action.

“Very soon, we will get a report from there.”

Apart from Benue, Kogi and Yobe state offices of JAMB, other offices probed by the administrative panel were Edo where N31m was allegedly mismanaged, Nasarawa (N26m),Kano (20m), Plateau (N15m), Ondo (N1.34m), and Gombe  (N10m).

The Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, announced last December that the board remitted N7.8 billion to Federal Government coffers from 2016 University and Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), an improvement on the paltry N3million per annum that it used to remit in previous years.

APC Governors Reveal What Their Meeting With Buhari Was About

Following a meeting which President Buhari had with APC governors in his Daura hometown house, the governors have denied the basis of the meeting being the 2019 forthcoming elections.
State Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday said their mission to Daura, Katsina State, was merely to condole with President Muhammadu Buhari over the loss of two members of his extended family.

The Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, stated this when he fielded questions from newsmen after a closed door meeting with President Buhari at his private resident in Daura, on Friday.

He dismissed media reports that their mission to Daura was aimed at convincing the President to seek re-election in the forthcoming presidential election in 2019.

He said the governors also used the opportunity to commend the president for appointing Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as APC Chief Mediator.

The president had last week appointed Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved members of the party.

“We are yet to discuss that. That would be in next the meeting where we will discuss whether we want to support him to run or not.

“But for now we came on the issue of the death of his two relatives and to commend him for action taken on Tinubu as a conciliator,’’ he said.

Also speaking on the outcome of the meeting, Gov. Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa, said they were in Daura to also sympathise with the president over the involvement of his son, Yusuf, in a ghastly auto-accident and the death of his two relatives.

He described the appointment of Tinubu as APC chief mediator as a wonderful initiative by the President.

“After the condolences, we had some very intimate discussion that further bonded our relationships and affinity together and I believe this is a continuation of our closed association and support, loyalty and commitment to Mr President’s cause and Nigeria’s cause,’’ he said in a report by NAN.

#BBNaija: Big Brother Attacked By Viewers Over Shocking Action

Big Brother has reportedly come under heavy fire from viewers who accused him of committing certain anomalies.
It has been revealed that fans of the popular show have turned their backs on Big Brother to what they perceive as injustice towards Lolu.

“Biggies” attempt to stir up the mood in the house by introducing a bonding week task backfired as Cee-C and Lolu got involved in a disagreement during the process, thus leading to a stern reaction from “Biggie” .

As Housemates were paired by “Biggie”, Lolu and Cee C got harnessed together.

The two Housemates were unimpressed about having each other as partners for the task and they couldn’t hide their feelings about it. Cee-C who got fed up with having to put up with anywhere and anything her partner did, disobeyed Biggies instructions by removing the harness to sit down and in the process hitting Lolu on his inner thigh.

The two housemates were faulted and punished by Biggie with two strikes each. The punishment was received with a lot of backlash from viewers who believe Tobi and Anto who are Cee-C and Lolu’s respective strategic partners in the “Double Wahala” themed show, should receive the same punishment because of the rule that goes with the unique theme. Khloe suffered a strike earlier in the game because of her strategic partners action.

K-Brule jumped and hurt himself under the influence therefore breaking “Biggies” rule which restricts housemates from any form of violence including self harm. Fans of the show have expressed their discontent with “Biggies” latest punishment.

Some fans believe Tobi is being favoured at the expense of Lolu because of his connections with Heritage Bank, one of the major sponsors of the show

A fan wrote on Twitter: @madonnaaa “All these is happening because Lolu knows no one @Ebuka disqualify your in law @BBNaija pure injustice @PayPorte scam @heritagebankltd it’s not compulsory for your candidate to win cos you sponsored a show #justiceforLolu”

Another fan expressed her disappointment in “Biggies” decision on Twitter. She wrote “Whatever consequence you bring on yourself affects your partner. These were your words “Biggie” or you think the viewers are stupid yh? If you make a rule stick to it, don’t bend it to favour someone else. Damn!! #bbnaija.

This seasons theme “Double Wahala” has drawn criticism for its idea which puts a favourite housemate at a disadvantage, if the partner is unpopular among the voters
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