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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Emir of Kano, Sanusi visits Mimiko (PHOTOS)

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II on Wednesday visited the Ondo state governor, Olusegun Mimiko in Akure, the state capital.
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Akeredolu gets INEC’s certificate of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday presented the Governor-elect of Ondo state, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, with certificate of return. 
Akeredolu receives certificate of return.
The event which held at INEC headquarters in Akure the state capital has in attendance by his wife, Betty, State Chairman of the party, Mr. Isaac Kekemeke, his deputy, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, former deputy governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, Director-General of Akeredolu’s campaign platform, Hon. Victor Olabimtan, Femi Agagu, Hon. Kehinde Henry Bello, Oladunni Odu among others.

SPORT: Gareth Southgate named England manager – FA

Gareth Southgate was appointed England’s new full-time manager on Wednesday and will lead the national team’s challenge for the 2018 World Cup and 2020 European Championship.
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The 46-year-old, who has been in charge of the England squad for four games on a temporary basis, signed a four-year contract, the Football Assocation (FA) announced.

Pres Buhari urges Falcons to go for win in AWCON Saturday final

President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the Super Falcons of Nigeria for defeating Banyana Banyana of South Africa 1 – 0 to qualify for the final of the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations. 
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The President, in his twitter handle, on Tuesday night, said the Super Falcons had made Nigeria proud again. According to him, the country looks forward to their final match with Cameroon on Saturday.

Fire razes down Lagos Chief Judge’s chamber

Fire outbreak on Wednesday gutted down the chambers of the Lagos Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Funmilayo Atilade at Lagos State High Court, Igbosere.
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Following the fire outbreak, judicial activities were halted for over three hours as the gates of the building were locked.

NCC suspends plan to hike data tariff

The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC has suspended its plan to increase data tariff on all telecommunication networks with effect from tomorrow December 1st.
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A statement by the commission says the suspension is to allow for further consultation by all stakeholders.
Read the press statement:
Following the concerns that visited the directive to introduce price floor for data segment of the telecommunications sector

Senate in rowdy session over Omogunwa’s defection to APC

The Senate chamber was Wednesday thrown into a rowdy session following the dumping of Senator Yele Omogunwa, Ondo South of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress( APC). 
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The development led to all the PDP senators staging a walk out from the chambers to address Journalists in hearing room.

Buhari, Wife Aisha Celebrate Grand Daughter's Birthday (PHOTOS)

President Muhammed Buhari and his wife, Aisha, in all smiles as they celebrated their granddaughter, Zee's 4th birthday.

Senate orders NCC to stop increase of data tariff

The Nigerian Senate has ordered Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC)  to stop its plans to increase the tariff of data bundles across all networks.Image result for house of senate nigeria
The senate gave this order based on Federal government through NCC plan for all networks providers to increase its data bundle tariff, effective tomorrow December 1st.
See tweet after the cut...

EKITI 2018: I may dump PDP - Fayose

Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, hinted Wednesday that the All Progressive Party may not get its strategy right in the Ekiti 2018 election like it did in Ondo poll that brought in Rotimi Akeredolu as the governor elect.
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The governor said there are possibility that he may be using another platform to prosecute his succession battle during the 2018 governorship poll .

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Tragic: 70 Brazilian football team members die in plane crash

Tragedy truck in Brazil as the country lost 70 people including members of Brazilian Soccer team chapecoense to a plane crash.
The team were aboard a charter flight en route to the city of Medellin on Monday night to play a highly anticipated game of major South America club competition when their plane careened into the mountain due to electrical issue.
At least 70 people people including players, journalists, and crew members were killed. 
The six survivors suffered serious injuries including goalie Jackson Folman whose legs reportedly had to be amputated after the crash.

Green Card Palava: Young Nigerian marry old Oyinbo woman (Photos)

Will this be the effect of the recession in the economy or a choice in the mind of this young man?
This wedding happen at Ikoyi registry.

FG forces telecom companies to increase data tarrifs

Telecoms giant MTN in a broadcast message to its subscribers declared will from December 1 increase data tariffs.
In a message to subscribers: “Dear customer, please be informed that from 1st Dec, some MTN data tariffs will be increased to reflect the new rates set by the NCC to operators. Thank you.”

Nigeria’s telecommunication giant, MTN, has decided to increase the prices of internet subscription for consumers as mandated by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

Adebayo Shittu, the minister of Communication, had defended the proposed 10 percent tax on phone calls, text messages and data saying it would help enhance telecommunication services in the country.

Banyana Banyana vows to frustrate Super Falcons in Semi-Final

Ahead on today's Africa Women Cup of Nations, South Africa’s Banyana Banyana players are seething with revenge, as the teams clash Super Falcons of Nigeria in Limbe, Cameroon.
Banyana Banyana midfielder, Noko Matlou said "We expect the fans in Cameroon to be behind us like they have done, we will be in a good position because they will continue to back us against Nigeria. Having them in our corner will will frustrate Nigeria.”
The Super Falcons have been dubbed tournament favourites courtesy of their pedigree.

They have scored 11 goals while conceding only one in the tournament, which they have won a record seven times.

South African captain Janine Van Wyk also expressed similar optimism thus: “The competition starts now and from here on it is war. It is going to be war, war, war… If we want it badly enough, then we have to show it. We have overcome them before and we can do it again,”

Rotimi Akeredolu is the best choice for Ondo people - Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, in a congratulatory message to the Governor-Elect of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, described him as the best choice for the state.

Saraki, in a statement by his media aide, said Akeredolu’s victory did not come to him as surprise going by his excellent credentials and years of preparedness for the business of governance.

He urged the Governor-elect to be magnanimous in victory by ensuring that he works with all relevant stakeholders in the arduous task of moving the Sunshine State to the next level.

Nigerians to show tax evidence before obtaining International passports

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Monday said soon, Nigerians might begin to show evidence of tax payment before obtaining their passports.

Mr Tunde Fowler said this at the 136th meeting of the Joint Tax Board which had the theme: “ Increased Inter-Agency Co-operation to Enhance Tax Compliance and Optimise Revenue Collection’’ in Abuja.

"We did take a position and I believe it would be implemented in the very near future that before you get any services from the immigration department: renewal of passports etc, you’d have to show that you are a tax payer.

“These things are normal all over the world, In an effort to serve Nigerians and Nigeria better. “People believe that payment of tax is a burden and I’ll repeat that you only pay tax on income and profits. “So if you reside in Nigeria and you are benefiting from being a Nigerian resident, it is only fair that you contribute to the system that makes you enjoy that standard of living.’’

Monday, 28 November 2016

Mass wedding holds in Nyanya, Abuja

It was a day of joy for parishioners of St. Sylvester Catholic Church New Nyanya in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State as 80 couples were given the sacrament of matrimony by the Catholic Bishop of Lafia Diocese, Mathew Audu.

In a statement signed by the public relations officer the Church, Ewache Ajefu, the church said that the ceremony was unique and historic in the history of St. Sylvester Catholic Church.

The marriage ceremony and the Sacrament of Confirmation put together by the Parish Priest of St. Sylvester Catholic Church New Nyanya, Lawrence Anyembugu, were part of the key activities lined up for first pastoral visit of the Bishop to the Independent Mission.
Speaking at the occasion, the Bishop admonished the couples to cloth themselves with the love of Christ in order to have a sustainable marriage life, stressing that marriage without love is meaningless.

Citing many examples of causes of breakage in marriage life, Bishop Audu called on them to avoid pitfalls that would lead to regrets, adding that exemplary Christian life was key to successful marriage.

New Nyanya is a town in Nasarawa State. It is a district of Karu Local Government Area, Nasarawa State, and is among the towns that make up the Karu Urban Area, a conurbation of towns stretching into the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). New Nyanya is loosely considered as part of the metropolitan area of Abuja.

Fayose blames INEC For PDP loss in Ondo Election

Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for People Democratic Party(PDP) loss at the just concluded election in Ondo State.

He said INEC connived with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its collaborators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the election before it was conducted.

He said; “Just as I would have loved to congratulate the winner, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), because in every contest, there must be a winner and a loser, the role of INEC in awarding victory to him in the election left much to be desired”.

The Governor, who reacted in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said INEC gave the APC victory in the election “by deliberately replacing the name of Mr Eyitayo Jegede, the PDP candidate, thereby creating legal logjam that lasted till three days to the election”.

He said that the PDP went to the election with its hands tied to the back because of the uncharitable actions of INEC, “which has no doubt become an arm of the APC”.

He maintained that apart from the APC, political parties in Nigeria are now contesting elections against INEC.

“The whole process was a deliberate sabotage by INEC, which has totally bastardised the electoral process.

“Obviously, all these shenanigans are geared towards turning Nigeria to a one part state by weakening all opposition parties ahead of the 2019 general elections but I can assure Nigerians that this will not last because the people will always be defeat tyranny,” he said.

Toke Makinwa Gorgeous Look On Her Book Launch (photos)

Rocking a sexy white gown (styled by Harvella Styles) with her beauty look (put together by Anita Brows and Bernard Smiles), Toke Makinwa stepped out to Dessert Studio for the official launch of her new book, ‘On Becoming‘ looking angelic.

The book reading and launch was well attended by media bigwigs such as Tosin Bucknor, Timi Dakolo, Tania Omotayo, Waje, Debola Lagos, Gbemi Olateru, Kate Henshaw, Abike Dabiri, Mo Abudu and many more.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Six prisoners die fighting in Ilorin prison

Not less than 6 inmates in Mandala Prison and Federal prison Okekura in Ilorin, Kwara state lost their lifes as the prisoners demaded for better facilities.

According to an official of the prison, on getting to the office,we learnt that the Inmates had taken over the yard,that they had started to throw faeces at the staff,to the extent that they wanted to force themselves out of the yard. Two of our men were injured.

“In an attempt to curb the situation,our  armed men were ordered to tear gas them,and we were able to put the situation under control. It was the following day that we discovered that some of them were not alright and we rushed them to  hospital. It was in that process that six inmates lost their lives.” As of the time of talking, he said the place was peaceful and calm.

Police kill three kidnappers dressed in pastors outfit

PANDEMONIUM broke out at Agbogidi Motor Park, close to the Onitsha head bridge, along the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha expressway, following a gun duel between a police patrol team and suspected kidnappers.
The police officers, who stormed the park based on intelligence report, on Friday, killed  three suspected kidnappers who dressed in pastors outfit.
Passengers and drivers  at the motor park at the time of the incident, ran to avoid being hit by stray bullets in the gun battle which lasted for over 10 minutes.
The suspects drove into a bar in the park in a  Toyota Corolla car allegedly waiting for their target, said to be a United Kingdom-based native of Asaba coming home for Christmas.
It was gathered that a mole in the family of the UK-based Nigerian had given out information about him to the gang.
A dependable source, who pleaded anonymity, said the hoodlums were patiently waiting at the bar for a signal from their informant on the appropriate time to strike when they ran out of luck.

Vanguard

Basketmouth buries mother in Abia

Nigerian comedian Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basketmouth' mother was this weekend laid to rest. She passed away on October 3rd after a brief illness and was buried this weekend in Abia State.
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Ondo election: Jimoh Ibrahim congratulates Akeredolu over victory

Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim,of the PDP has congratulated Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) as the winner of the Ondo state election having won the majority vote.
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Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, congratulated the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), who won 14 out of the 18 Local Government Areas in the state.

His words:
Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN “My dear egbon. Congratulations.

Breaking News: Akeredolu is Ondo governor-elect (Result)

With results announced as at the time of filling this report on the Ondo Governorship election, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress is the new governor-elect. realgist360.blogspot .com can categorically report.
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Out of the 18 Local Government Areas in the state, Akeredolu won 14 of the LGAs, the Peoples Democratic Party led in two LGAs while the Alliance for Democracy won one.

INEC results
1-Ondo West AD. 7154 APC. 10672 PDP. 17382‎ ‎
2-Irele AD. 6,710. APC. 11,138. PDP. 5,907 ‎
3-Ifedore AD. 4,629. APC. 10,958. PDP. 6,747 ‎

Saturday, 26 November 2016

SPORT: Victor Moses shines as Chelsea win Tottenham

Chelsea stormed back from behind to end Tottenham Hotspur’s unbeaten Premier League record with a 2-1 victory on Saturday that propelled Antonio Conte’s soaring side back into top spot.
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Chelsea had seen Liverpool and Manchester City steal past them earlier in the day and fell behind in the 11th minute when Christian Eriksen became the first player to score past them in seven games.

But Pedro Rodriguez’s glorious curler and a Victor Moses tap-in either side of half-time gave Chelsea a seventh successive win — their longest such run within one season since January to April 2007.

Must Read For Youths: Veteran Actor Richard Mofe Damijo advices 'the boy child'

Veteran movie maker, Richard Mofe Damijo write an open letter to the boy child on his social media page.
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The actor in his piece touches most crucial areas in the life of the youths.
Read the letter below; 

Dear Son,

I'm writing to you today because there is no day "internationally" set aside for the "boy child", so, tired of looking on in horror as you constantly shock and embarrass me, this is from daddy to you.
I'm shocked at how many of you carry yourselves here on social media. I am shocked at the things you L O L at. I am worried at the way you speak to and about women. I am frightened at the kinds of things that inspire and motivate you.

Ondo Decides: Akeredolu casts vote as APC supporters sings solidarity song

All Progressives Congress, APC candidate in the ongoing Governorship election in Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu has cast his vote.

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is dead

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States is dead.
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Castro, who for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday at the age of 90, state-run Cuban Television said. Castro had been in poor health since an intestinal ailment nearly killed him in 2006 and he formally ceded power to his younger brother Raul Castro two years later.

Ondo Decides: Eyitayo casts his vote at Gbogi/Isinhan

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate in the ongoing Ondo state Governorship elections, Eyitayo Jegede arrived his polling unit along with his wife. He voted at exactly 9:27 am.

 He twitted:
At Gbogi/Isinkan Ward 02, Sacred Heart Polling Unit 009 waiting to perform my Civic Responsibility. #OndoDecides
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Large turnout at Malls as Nigerian mark Black Friday

The scene of various malls in the country were filled up as Nigerians trooped out to mark this year's black Friday in spite of the economy recession.
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Both old and young were seen at the various malls across the country picking one thing and the other at discounted prices. The online shops also experienced great boost as people log on to pick things for their self and family. 

Don Jazzy gets surprise birthday from colleagues (PHOTOS)



Nigeria music producer and the CEO of Mavins Record, Don Jazzy, was yesterday night at Escape thrown into a surprise birthday party by colleagues in the industry.
The guest list which included members of his Mavins crew such as; Iyanya, Dr. Sid, Reekado Banks and more. All preparations and the guest list were kept top-secret leaving Don Jazzy surprised but the biggest highlight of the night was the presentation of Don Jazzy with a bottle of the John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2015 Edition. Don Jazzy will be one of 100 people in Nigeria to own a bottle that cost N500,000.
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Ondo Decides: ‎Massive turnout as voting begins in variuos Polling Units

Voting in the governorship election has started in various Polling units in Ondo State.

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The process of simultaneous accreditation and voting has been peaceful.

In Unit 006, Ibaka Town Hall in Akoko Southwest, there is a long queue of voters.
Voting started at exactly 8am in the unit which has 550 registered voters.

Friday, 25 November 2016

University of Benin hols 42nd Convocation Lecture In Benin City (PHOTOS)

Ondo 2016: Unknown Gunmen Kill APC chieftain in Owo

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Owo, Ondo State, Mr Afolabi Olaposi was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday night in Owo.

Image result for unknown gunmenThe Party said in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Abayomi Adesanya, on Friday in Akure that Olaposi was shot dead on his way home after attending a meeting of the party in preparation for the governorship election.

Barcelona interested in signing Victor Moses

Spanish giants Barcelona have reportedly signified their interest in landing the Nigerian striker, Victor Moses.
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Moses has been able to break into the first eleven and become a key member of the Blues squad under Antonio Conte this term.

Obaseki Appoints Mallam Sulayman Interim Edo SUBEB Chairman

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has approved the appointment of Mallam Ali Sulayman as the interim Chairman of the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the appointment takes immediate effect.
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Also, the Governor has approved the suspension of Chief Steve Alao as Chairman of Edo SUBEB with immediate effect.

Falconets defender hospitalised after receiving N10,000 from NFF on return from World cup

Falconets defender, Mary Ologbosere has been referred to the traumatic unit of a hospital in Abuja after she suffered from depression following the inability of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay the players what was due to them, after they arrived from the U-20 World Cup in Papua New Guinea.
 
The defender who lost her father while the Falconets were at the World Cup said the entire family were depending on her to return form the game so they could bury their dad.

iPhones theft: Toyin Aimakhu’s ex-boyfriend, Egbegbe granted N1 million bail

A Lagos State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ikeja, yesterday, presided by magistrate, Aje-Afunwa has granted Toyin Aimakhu’s ex-boyfriend, Egbegbe N1 million bail and two sureties in like sum.
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Egbegbe

He was ordered to be remanded in Kirikiri pending when he would fulfil his bail conditions remanded in Kirikiri Prison, Seun Egbegbe, former boyfriend to actress and social media celebrity, Toyin Aimakhu, for alleged theft of 10 pieces of iPhones.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Obasanjo is the grand father of corruption in Nigeria, says Reps

A House of Representatives member, Abdulrazaq Namdas on Thursday took on former president Olusegun Obasanjo, describing him as the grand father of corruption in Nigeria.
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 He also alleged at a press briefing held at the NASS complex that Obasanjo has the intention of bringing down President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.

Namdas who read a prepared statement said:”Our attention has been drawn to a statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo at a lecture he delivered recently, wherein, in his characteristic manner accused everybody but himself of corruption. ”

Aisha Buhari flag-off Future Assured Initiative In Lagos

Wife of the President of Nigeria, Hajiya Aisha Buhari flag-off of empowerment programme organised by National Directorate of Employment (NDE) and Future Assured Initiative, at Police College, Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday, 24 November, 2016.

Ondo Poll: Mimiko Declares Friday Public Holiday

Ondo State Government today, Thursday declared Friday 25th November Public Holiday.
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According to the state government, this will enable workers prepare for Saturday's governorship election to travel to their various voting centres.

APC Felicitates With Atiku At 70, Discribes Him As A True Democrat

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has felicitated with former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, GCON, as he turns 70 on November 25, 2016.
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In a letter signed by the Party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the Turakin Adamawa was hailed for his solid contributions to the growth of the Party and entrenching democracy in the country.

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Senate gives FG, ASUU two weeks deadline to resolve issue

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Thursday brokered a two-week deadline for the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to settle three outstanding issues.
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ASUU Strike

Three issues out of eight are said to be outstanding.

Femi Fani-Kayode blasts Jimoh Ibrahim, Call him 'Pig'

    Femi-Fani-Kayode and Jimoh Ibrahim have thrown decency to the winds after both public figure exchange words on socal media.

  1. Congrats to Eyitayo Jegede, Gov. Mimiko and the PDP in our victory at the Court of Appeal today.Shame on Ali Modu Sheriff and Jimoh Ibrahim.
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    Jimoh Ibrahim vs Femi Fani-Kayode
  2. Out of deferrence to my followers I have decided not to continue to engage Jimoh the pig any further. Thanks for your concern. Shalom.