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Job: Nigeria, Britain partner to combat unemployment

The Nigerian government has expressed its willingness to partner with the British Government in tackling unemployment and creating job opportunities for young persons in the country. The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Dr Festus Keyamo, with the Political Counsellor, British High Commission, Mr Dominic Williams. PHOTO: NAN The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Dr Festus Keyamo, stated this when the Political Counsellor, British High Commission, Mr Dominic Williams, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. “We are ready to collaborate with our partners all over the world to open up avenues for job creation. We are open to all kinds of suggestions and levels of co-operation,” he said. He disclosed that the Government has opened up other sectors as part of efforts to diversify the economy from oil, which would, in turn, create room for employment. According to him, part of the efforts of Government to diversify the economy and boost job creation include empowering peopl…

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Davido is too proud —Motunrayo Kuti

When Vanguard E-Daily reported that Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s daughter, Motunrayo Kuti dislikes Davido’s music, there were misconceptions that she has hatred for the ‘Assurance’ crooner but such is not the case as she has finally come out to set the records straight. Motunrayo-Kuti
In a chat with Showtime, Motunrayo confirmed that she has no hatred for Davido but his pride, arrogance and music. Davido wants N30m wristwatch for birthday “I don’t hate Davido at all; it’s just something about his music. And then, he is too proud. I have no personal issues with his DMW gang too”, she confirmed. Speaking further, she explained why she patiently watched him perform at the recently concluded Felabration 2018. “I watched Davido’s performance at Felabration because I’m not a hater like some people, and yes, he saw me. Although we had eye contact but he didn’t talk to be because he was performing and I didn’t intend to familiarize with him or any of his crew members. I was with my man and in one pla…

Fact-check: Has Buhari died and been replaced with a lookalike?

President Muhammadu Buhari delivers an address on “Illicit Financial Flows & Corruption: The Challenge of Global Governance”, at the opening ceremony of the Paris Peace Forum held at the Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris on Sunday, November 11, 2018. PHOTO: TWITTER/NIGERIAN PRESIDENCY Several high-profile figures in Nigeria, including a former government minister, have claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari has died and been replaced by a lookalike from Sudan. Tweets, Facebook posts and YouTube videos repeating claims that the leader of Africa’s most populous nation is an imposter called “Jubril” have been shared and viewed over 500,000 times. But there is no evidence to back up the claim and the government has not commented. What are we verifying?
Former military ruler Buhari, 75, has made several trips to London for medical treatment since mid-2016. Initially, the presidency claimed he had a “persistent ear infection”. But concern mounted from early last year about his prolonge…

Nigeria Police Recruitment: If You Have Any Of The Following Defects, Do Not Apply

Nigeria Police Force has rolled out a new advertisement asking Nigerians aged between 18 and 25 years old to apply for positions of constable. The advertisement did not indicate how many positions are available, unlike the previous recruitment several years ago, when the Force recruited 10,000 men and women across cadres. The new move comes after President Muhammadu Buhari approve a new condition of service for policemen, including generous housing allowances. According to the police, eligible applicants must hold O’Level certificate with five credits and at least a pass in English and Mathematics, at not more that two sittings. Candidates must not be shorter than 1.67 metres, if they are men and 1.64 metres if they are women. Men who are applying must also have a minimum chest measurement of 34 inches. They must also be of good character and not have speech impediment, knock knees, bow legs, flat feet, deformed hands and bent knees, defective eyesight and protruding navel. Female app…

Ariana Grande Has Released "The Dangerous Woman Diaries"

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The American singer,Ariana Grande, has released the four episodes of her documentary,The DangerousWoman Diaries,on Youtube. The first episode titled The Light Is Coming gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her work on her newest album,Sweetener, which is largely an artistic reaction to her experiences on the Dangerous Woman Tour. The second episode titled Here’s The Gagshows when Ariana kicks off the Dangerous Woman Tour with her dancers and crew. We get insight into her creative process, her reasons for doing this series, and her relationship with the twins, Brian and Scott, her main collaborators. The third episode titledGrateful  shows how life on tour can be difficult for Ariana,her crew and how they cope while on the road. Also featuring never before seen footage of Ariana and her crew’s backstage antics.
The fourth episode is titledOne Lovewhich showAriana’s put together the One Love concert and resume her tour as a show of love for her fans aft…

BREAKING! JAMB Announces Date For 2019 Registration (READ)

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday announced that registration for 2019/ 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will commence in December. The Head of Media of the Board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, announced this while addressing newsmen during the conduct of promotion exercise for the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), at the board’s Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre in Abuja,NAN reports. According to Benjamin, no specific date has been fixed for the commencement of the registration yet. He, however, said that plans were underway to do so as soon as possible as the board was initially waiting for the pronouncement of the presidency on the reduction of the examinations fee, which was formally announced on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the downward review of the examination registration fees from N5,000 to N3,500 effective from January 2019. The Minister of Education, …

Be cautious of granting Visa to Atiku – FG tells US

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, candidate in the forthcoming primaries of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of next year’s presidential elections, speaks during a media briefing in Lagos on September 3, 2018.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is campaigning for the presidential mandate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party to unseat the Incumbent President at next year’s presidential elections. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI The Federal Government tells the U.S. to be cautious in granting visa to the PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in order not to create the impression of endorsing him for the 2019 election.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the government position at an interactive session with media executives in Abuja on Thursday. Mohammed said that the government was aware of the move by the former Vice President to lobby the U.S. to lift the visa ban imposed on him. He said, while the U.S. has th…

Soldiers Storm Security Training Camp In Rivers State. Photos

Reports coming in from Nonwa of Tai Local Government Area of Rivers state has it that the training centre for newly employed members of the Rivers State Neighbourhood Corp, has been invaded by soldiers who have shutdown the training camp based on “orders from above.” The Neighbourhood Safety Corp, which is also operational in Lagos State, was setup by the Rivers State Government to assist the security agencies in the State manage security issues as well as provide jobs for Rivers people. The trainees and others at the camp were asked to leave the camp immediately.

Photos: Man claims 'statue of Virgin Mary' appeared on a building in Onitsha

A Nigerian man identified as IzuGod on Facebook, took to the platform to share photos of what he believes is a statue of mary, which according to him, appeared on a building in Onitsha. "This is not a joke oooooooooooo.The status of of Virgin Mary just appear in our street today by 12:30 noon.    Beside Holy Trinity parish Iba  pope Awada onitsha Anambra state" More photos below...

Strike: ASUU Tells Parents, Students What To Do As Strike Continues

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has appealed to parents and students to be patient over its decision to reposition and save the country’s university system from total collapse. ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday. DAILY POST recalls that the university lecturers had, embarked on strike, demanding for the implementation of the 2009 agreement it entered into with the Federal Government. Ogunyemi said that the strike was not to short-change neither the students nor the parents and other key stakeholders but to save the country’s university system from collapse. He said, “We want to call on our students and parents to show understanding with our struggle as we are in this together. “The whole essence of this struggle is to ensure that our students get worthy and deserving certificates that they will be proud of anywhere they may find themselves in the world. “The struggl…

FIFA rankings: Nigeria now fourth in Africa, retains world 44th place

Nigeria team (Back row L-R) Nigeria’s midfielder John Obi Mikel, Nigeria’s defender William Troost-Ekong, Nigeria’s defender Leon Balogun, Nigeria’s midfielder Victor Moses, Nigeria’s midfielder Joel Obi and Nigeria’s goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, (Front row L-R) Nigeria’s striker Odion Ighalo, Nigeria’s defender Shehu Abdullahi, Nigeria’s midfielder Alex Iwobi, Nigeria’s midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and Nigeria’s defender Bryan Idowu line up for a pre-game photograph ahead of the International friendly football match between England and Nigeria at Wembley stadium in London on June 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON Nigeria is now placed fourth in Africa and retains her 44th spot in the world with 1,427 points, as against October’s 1,431 points, in the FIFA/Coca Cola Rankings released on Thursday.
Tunisia who led the continent’s teams in the last rankings dropped to second place behind Senegal, with the North Africans dropping four places to 26th in the world with 1,493 points. Senegal now top…

Champions League: Carragher, Robertson attack PSG player after Liverpool’s 2-1 loss

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher has railed against Paris Saint-Germain star, Neymar. Carragher expressed anger over Neymar’s behaviour in PSG’s 2-1 win over Liverpool last night. Neymar was instrumental to PSG as the French side dominated at the Parc des Princes. Six Liverpool players were booked compared to just two from PSG. After the match, Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp said his players were made to look like ‘butchers’ by referee Szymon Marciniak. The Brazilian’s antics have come under scrutiny after numerous fouls were made on him. Carragher said Neymar’s behaviour was ‘embarrassing’ and felt it leaves a sour taste following their win. “It was very frustrating,” Carragher told Norwegian TV. “Neymar is one of the best players in the world, but watching him was embarrassing. “If he continues that through his whole career he will be remembered for that rather than the great player that he is. “It leaves a sour taste in the mouth and I have no sympathy for the PSG players …

I am convinced 2019 election is for PDP to win -Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, says he is convinced beyond any doubt that 2019 elections will be a victory walk for the PDP. Atiku
Abubakar said this during the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Thursday in Abuja. He said that going by the momentum the party had gathered through its transparent primaries and the people working together, victory was awaiting the party. He urged the leadership of the party to build on the momentum from its National Convention and the just concluded primaries.  Buhari to visit troops fighting Boko Haram Abubakar said he was surprised when the party leadership invited him and informed him of the details of the money realised from the primaries, saying that had never happened before and had posed a very big challenge to him. “I said that should we win and we must win the Presidential Election, we will have to enthrone the best fiscal responsibility this country has ever known or ever seen. “Thi…

General strike in Burkina Faso over fuel prices hike

Several thousand people took the streets of Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Thursday as workers downed tools in a nationwide strike over higher fuel prices. Petrol and diesel prices have shot up 12 percent over the past three weeks, sparking a wave of protest. A grassroots group, the National Coalition Against Costly Living (CCVC), called the strike and protest, with a march from the chamber of commerce to the trade ministry in the heart of the capital of this West African country. “No to the impoverishment of the citizens” read one of the slogans alongside others reading: “Bread and freedom for the people”. “Enough is enough,” said civil servant Charles Coulibaly, 42. “We can’t get by on what we make, and now they’re raising fuel prices, which will have the knock-on effect of making all products and services more expensive.” Another marcher, 36-year-old bookseller Prosper Zebango, expressed exasperation. “Raising the price of petrol and diesel just when the price of a barrel w…

BREAKING News: Buhari Reduces The Cost Of JAMB & NECO Forms

While speaking after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in State House Abuja on Monday, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has reduced the cost of forms for some terminal examinations in the country. He said the examination forms are for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, organised by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO), as well as the Basic Education Certificate Examination. According to Tolu Ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi), the Head of Digital Communications for President Buhari, who shared the news, the reduction will take effect from January 2019. He tweeted, “President Buhari has approved the reduction in the cost of Forms for JAMB UTME, NECO SSCE and the Basic Education Certificate Examination. With effect from January 2019, the cost of JAMB UTME Form will drop from N5,000 to N3,500. NECO will drop from N11,350 to…

2019 Budget Proposal: Obaseki to spend N9bn on pension, arrears, gratuity

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The Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration in Edo State plans to sustain the regular payment of pensioners’ entitlements in 2019 to demonstrate its respect for the state’s senior citizens. In the state’s proposed budget for 2019, the sum of N9billion has been set aside for the payment of gratuity, pension and arrears of pensioners.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki
Presenting the 2019 Budget Estimates to a session of the Edo State House of Assembly in Benin City, Governor Obaseki said: We will continue to appreciate the labour of our senior citizens whose sweat built our state and its institutions. Therefore, we take the issue of pension payment as our utmost priority.
“In 2018, we have spent N8 billion in pension payment. We plan to spend another N9 billion to pay pension, gratuity as well arears owed from previous years.” Recall that following the intervention of the governor in the age-long face-off between pensioners and previous governments o…

Female Photographer Arrested After Having Sex With Guest At A Wedding. Photos

A wedding photographer and a swimsuit model was arrested Saturday after having sex with a male guest and then weeing on a nearby tree. Katherine Leigh Mehta, 26, was arrested at The Springs Event Venue in Weatherford, Texas, after an off-duty sheriff’s deputy working as a security guard was told she was having sex with a guest in a room at the venue. Sheriff’s officials said Mehta — who also works as a model under the name Max McIntyre — was confronted about the tryst and told to leave. But she strolled up to a nearby fountain and began to yell. Mehta continued walking to a tree on the property and urinated, according to the report. Cops arrested her but she then threatened their relatives s as they led her to the back of a police cruise. She is said to have shouted: “Y’all families will be dead by Christmas, y’all’s daughters are dead. My dad is going to find out about this and y’all are dead. D-E-A-D.” Mehta, who is facing charges of public intoxication and obstruction/retaliation,…

The Most Embarrassing Moment I Had On Bed With My Boyfriend – Lady Narrates

Relationship blogger, love doctor and online psychologist, Joro Olumofin has shared the story of a lady who urinated on her boyfriend’s bed. According to her, she feels so ashamed of herself and she is considering a walk away from the relationship to save her face. Read the full gist below:

Nigeria Police arrest activist, Deji Adeyanju

Popular social activist and co-convener of ‘our mumu don do’ crusade, Prince Deji Adeyanju, has been arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force. Adeyanju, had arrived the Force Headquarters, where he was organising a peaceful rally in protest of the alleged involvement of the Police in the siege on the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly Complex on Tuesday before he was reportedly picked. Though no official statement from the Police authority on his arrest, but a source at the rally ground said the Kogi-born activist had been whisked to the FCT command of the Force, where he is expected to be arraigned in court immediately. Members of the Police Force were alleged to have provided coverage for 5 out of the 25 members of the Akwa Ibom Assembly, on Tuesday, to carry out a botched impeachment exercise against the state Governor, Udom Emmanuel. Irked by the allegation of police involvement in the Tuesday’s debacle, Adeyanju took to his social media handles and accused the security agency of com…

Nigeria media executives warn against spread of false news

Nigeria media executives, Executive Director International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR); Representative of Channels Ronke Raji; Chairman, Editorial Board, The Guardian Newspaper, Martins Oloja; Publisher of The Niche Newspapers, Ikechukwu Amaechi; Head of Mass Communication, University of Lagos, Prof. Abigail Ogwezzy; during a panel of discussion at the launch of CrossCheck Nigeria, a verification project for Nigerian journalists at Ikeja, Lagos… Photo: Dennis Erezi Media executives in Nigeria have warned members of the public against the spread of fake news on social and traditional media platforms as the 2019 elections approach. The executives spoke at the launch of CrossCheck Nigeria, a verification project for Nigerian journalists to tackle false news at Ikeja, Lagos. Chairman, Editorial Board, The Guardian Newspaper, Martins Oloja, said it was time for media houses to stay vigilant against compromising ethical standards of accuracy, truth and objectivity. Oloja, who…

Marouane Fellaini Breaks 11 Years Old Cristiano Ronaldo’s Record For Manchester United

Marouane Fellaini’s lone strike was the difference during Manchester United’s champions league clash with Young boys yesterday at Old Trafford yesterday. The tall midfielder who just shaved off his trademark ‘afro’ is more renowned for his heading ability but took many by the surprise when he scored with a beautiful low drilled shot from a Lukaku’s fick on with just 30 seconds of actions remaining for full time whislte to be blown. His lone  strike yesterday went on to be  Manchester United’s first 90th minute winner in a Champions League game since Cristiano Ronaldo did the feat against Sporting CP in November 2007.

Otunba Cash Will Go To Jail And Never Return – Oritsefemi Slams Yahoo Friend After His Arrest In Turkey

Oritsefemi has distanced himself from Otunba Cash, a Nigerian fraudster who was arrested in Turkey back in October following a sting operation in connection with a $1.4m e-mail scam. The fraudster who is also the CEO of Instanbul Entertainment, was arrested after the Danish police sent a letter to Turkish Police Department back in May 2018, via Interpol, that an unauthorized access was made to one GM Plast company’s e-mail address. Oritsefemi who has sang the praises of Otunba Cash in the past recently called him out on stage saying they’ve not been good friends for the past two years and went on to say ‘Otunba Cash will be jailed and never return’.

Ebola Outbreak Claim 19 Lives Within Five Days in DR Congo

Medical workers disinfect the coffin of a deceased unconfirmed Ebola patient inside an Ebola Treatment Centre run by The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) Photo: John WESSELS / AFP
The deadly Ebola outbreak which has ravaged eastern DR Congo for nearly four months has claimed another 19 lives in just five days, the health ministry has said. The outbreak, which began on August 1, has now killed 241 people, the ministry said in a statement late on Tuesday. “There have been 241 deaths,” the ministry said in an update correct to November 26, indicating there had been a total of 421 cases — 374 of them confirmed, and another 47 probable. Another 74 suspected cases are under investigation. The outbreak is the tenth in DR Congo since Ebola was first detected there in 1976. The crisis is centered around the restive eastern city of Beni in North Kivu, a region which has been blighted by an armed conflict which has hampered efforts to curb the outbreak. Ebola is a serious infecti…

Rihanna flashes her curves and nipples as she poses in a sexy sheer bodysuit (Photos)

Singer, Rihanna, 30, has been promoting her new Savage x Fenty Christmas collection on social media. In new exclusive photos obtained by, the pop star was pictured posing in a blue plunging chambray bodysuit as she sits in a boat full with red flowers. See another photo below.

Update On Nigerian Man Accused Of Killing And Dismembering Teenage Girl In Italy.

The Nigerian alleged drug pusher, Innocent Oseghale charged with the murder and dismemberment of 18-year-old lady named Pamela Mastropietro in Italy, was on Monday sent to trial February 13, 2019. A preliminary hearings judge rejected Oseghale’s bid for a fast-track trial. It was reported that Oseghale, 29, admitted to a cellmate who is a police informant that he killed Mastropietro before chopping her up. Oseghale denied the claim when the informant’s testimony was read out to him at a preliminary hearing. He again admitted to chopping up the 18-year-old Roman woman’s body but not to her homicide, sources said. Mastropietro’s dismembered body was found in two suitcases outside Pollenza near Macerata on January 31. Oseghale is accused of rape, homicide and trying to hide a body and contempt for a human corpse. He said they had consensual sex. During questioning in English with investigators at Marino del Tronto jail, Oseghale said Mastropietro died of a drugs overdose at his home and…

5 Die, 2 Injured On Sagamu-Abeokuta Expressway

File Photo Five persons were confirmed dead on Tuesday while two others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Subaru car and a Honda bus at Orile Imo area on the Sagamu/Abeokuta expressway. Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta. Akinbiyi noted that the accident was caused by speeding which made the driver of the Honda bus with registration number EKY 365 FB to lose control. The TRACE spokesman said the driver veered into the other lane and collided with the Subaru car with registration number KTU 246 AT inbound Abeokuta. He added that seven males were involved in the accident, saying that five of them died while two others sustained injuries. “The accident happened around 7:15 a.m. The Honda was coming from Abeokuta, lost control, veered into the other lane and collided with the Subaru car which was going toward Abeokuta. “Three people were…

BADDO!!! Olamide Announces Date For Album Release

Olamide has just announced that YBNL will be dropping an album; “YBNL Mafia” in December. The rapper & singer took to his social media pages to make the announcement. Olamide who sometime in October added three new artistes (PicazoYomiBlaze & FireboyDML) to his label to complement the already existing LimerickLytaDavolee and Temmie Ovwasa is intending to showcase further the talents of the rappers in the label in order for them to have a wider audience. The official release date has been set for December 7. See post below:- Guys, On A Scale Of 0 – 10, How Much Are You Expecting This Album?

EFCC charges ex-governor Ramalan Yero afresh over N700m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has re-arraigned the former governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero for money laundering and criminal diversion of funds. Ramalan Yero
 2019: El-Rufai is first among equals in the North – Uba Sani Also re-arraigned with the ex governor were former Minister of State, Nuhu Somo Waya; former Kaduna State PDP Chairman, Abubakar Haruna Gaya and the former Secretary to the State Government, Hamza Ishaq. They were arraigned on Tuesday before Justice Z.B Abubakar of the Federal High Court Kaduna on an eight-count amended charge for criminal diversion of N700million Their prosecution began after investigations revealed that the accused persons allegedly benefited in the $115million diverted by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison Madueke which was shared to politicians and election officials in the 36 States of the federation to influence the result of the 2015 presidential election. Investigations further revealed that…