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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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Omari Hardwick Under Fire For Kissing Beyoncé At NAACP Awards

Everything you need to live well Omari Hardwick who plays Ghost on popular HBO series Power has become the recipient of online trolling thanks to an awkward embrace with Beyoncé at the NAACP Awards which held on Saturday. While greeting her, the actor went in for two kisses including one near the mouth. Afterwards, Beyoncé was seen looking slightly uncomfortable.
Beyoncé’s fans were swift to take action and drag Hardwick for his presumed invasion of her personal space. Damn, Ghost – that’s how you feel? Skipped dappin #Jayz to almost kissing #Beyoncé in the mouth 😮 | #omarihardwick | — weunbothered (@weunbothered1) March 31, 2019 Omari Hardwick's wife after seeing him kiss Beyonce — Moogie (@boymeetsqueer) March 31, 2019 Actor Omari Hardwick is currently receiving backlash from Beyoncé fans after it seemed like he tried to kiss her on the lips during the — Pop Alarms 🚨…

Invest In Education Not Just Anti-Corruption, Ben Bruce Tells Buhari

File photo: Ben Murray-BruceSenator Ben Bruce has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to turn his eyes towards education and not just remain focused on anti-corruption. The lawmaker representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District in the National Assembly made this assertion via Twitter on Sunday, March 31. Ben Bruce argued that those who open the doors of schools shut the gates of prisons. He said, “Dear President @MBuhari, Invest in education, not just in anti-corruption. “Instead of throwing people in jail, remember that he who opens the doors of a school closes the doors of prisons. “It is sad that you have built not ONE school. Not even one. Yet you want crime to end?.”
Senator Bruce also spoke on behalf of kids who leave school to get a job and the growing rate of unemployment in the country. He said, “If we don’t create the right atmosphere for KIDS who leave school to get jobs, why then should we be surprised when they engage in KIDNAPPING? This is a matter of cause and effect. Peo…

I bought gun for N30,000 for protection – Cult leader

A34-year-old furniture maker,   Seye Yinka, arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police command alongside three of his gang members for being in possession of firearm, said he bought the gun for N30,000 to protect himself .
Guns According to him, “I use the gun to protect myself any time there is cult violence in Oworoshoki and Bariga community. “I am a cult leader, so when rival cults attack people in Iyana Oworo they seek refuge in my place. Many come to me for protection. Some squat with me till the dust settles. “There was a time stakeholders held peace talks in the community, most of the rival cultists will call me on phone and threaten me that I am their target now. “When the trouble became intense I had to buy a gun to protect myself. I bought the gun from one student for N30,000.” Vanguard gathered that Seye Yinka and his colleagues, Ahmed Salami, 23; Isaac Akinshe, 18, and Yemi Sodiq, 30, were arrested on March 5 at about 2a.m. after the Police received intelligence repor…

2019 Mock: No excuse for lateness will be entertained, JAMB warns candidates

Lagos – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will not condone lateness by candidates to its 2019 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), scheduled for Monday, April 1.
The board’s Head, Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. A total of 157,631 candidates have been scheduled to sit for the optional examination in some accredited Computer Based Centres (CBT) across the country. According to Benjamin, all is now set for the conduct of the examination by the board. “Just like the main UTME, candidates are expected to adhere strictly to all the rules guiding the test. “I want to say that we are fully set to conduct the mock examination, which is scheduled to hold tomorrow, Monday across some centres nationwide. “We will also like to appeal to candidates to ensure that they get to their various centres early enough for the necessary accreditation. “No excuse …

Benzema saves Real Madrid blushes with late Huesca winner

Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema celebrates with Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale (R) and Real Madrid’s Spanish midfielder Daniel Ceballos (L) after scoring his team’s third goal during the Spanish League football match between Real Madrid CF and SD Huesca at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on March 31, 2019. JAVIER SORIANO / AFP
Karim Benzema stopped Real Madrid’s underwhelming La Liga season going from bad to worse on Sunday after firing a last-minute winner to hand the European champions a barely-deserved 3-2 winner over bottom club Huesca. Humbled by Ajax in the Champions League and dumped out of the Copa Del Rey by deadly rivals Barca, third-placed Real showed little signs of improvement in Zinedine Zidane’s second game in charge but Benzema, subject to rumours he may leave Madrid in the summer for Manchester United, struck with a fine curling finish the to snatch the three points at a sparsely populated Santiago Bernabeu. “We are happy with him and I am …

Graduates of govt owned universities performs far better than graduates from private institutions – NANS

Abuja – The National Leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has rejected the alleged anti-poor and anti-masses recruitment requirements of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp[oration (NNPC).
NANS members protest at NASS
Mr Adeyemi Azeez, NANS National Public Relations Officer (PRO) made the position of the students’ body known in a statment on Sunday in Abuja. NANS alleged that it was a deliberate and well structured resolve to play out many graduates, especially those from the poor background. According to him, it is no longer news, that regular occurrences of incessant strikes have long marred the education sector of the country. “Therefore, ordinarily an undergraduate that applied for a four or five year programme will eventually end up staying nine or 10 years on campus pursuing a bachelor degree. “NANS will not fall cheap of this deliberate attempt of disenfranchising majorly the real and qualified Nigerian graduates. “These graduates, who have gone throug…

Access Bank officially merges with Diamond Bank – [See details, logo, slogan]

Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Access Bank, has launched its new brand. The mega entity now has over hundreds of branches and over 3,000 Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) across Nigeria and abroad. The brand showcases the new logo and new slogan – ‘more than banking’, which would be visible from April 1, 2019. The brand unveiled at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, on March 31, followed a successful merger between Access Bank and Diamond Bank that has created a Nigerian banking powerhouse and a Pan-African financial services champion. Access Bank currently is the largest retail Bank in Africa by customer base, 27,000 staff across 592 branches, spanning three continents, 12 countries and with 29 million customers. Explaining the visual identity, the Bank said: “It fuses together the best of Access Bank and Diamond Bank. It builds on the layers of meaning that were built into two iconic brands. Diamond Bank’s was youthful, vibrant and human. “The diamond shape is fused into t…

How to have fun when time is not on your side!

There can be nothing more embarrassing than one of your husband’s friends, and a good family friend, at that witness your man’s weakness for the bottle.  Seki, a usually bubbly mother of two is a social friend I enjoy touching base with from time to time. She’s always struck me as a discontent woman in spite of her happy disposition. In one of our usual chin-wags, she let it slip that her husband was a chronic alcoholic. “Better than a wife-batterer”, I tried to console her. But she quickly reminded me that most violent men were at their worst when they’d had too much to drink. She’d confessed that Arthur, her husband had always loved a tipple in their courting days:  “And I was his good companion”, she continued.  “We were all young and carefree then. It is just that, as I and all our friends grew older and settled down, Arthur didn’t want to.
love “On the two occasions I was pregnant, he’d happily left me alone at home so he could do the round of the clubs. That was when I realised…

No regrets turning down Barca, Ighalo declares

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo said he wasn’t ready to be a part-time player in Barcelona hence he turned down a move to Nou Camp. It was widely reported that the Spanish LaLiga giants were keen to sign Ighalo to boost their striking options, but the deal did not see the light of the day as he remained in the Chinese Super League (CSL) with Shanghai Shenhua “My agent spoke to me about a loan interest from Barcelona. The club wanted a striker with La Liga experience and someone who understands Spanish football,” Ighalo told BBC Sport. “It was meant to be a six-month loan and strictly as a back-up striker. It was nice to hear that Barcelona were interested and any footballer would be more than happy to take it. “You need to weigh things up properly in life and ask yourself if it is your call to make or one to satisfy others “I respect my decision. I needed to focus on what is good for my career long-term and when you decide to do something – you stay true to yourself. It wasn’t for …

The side chick, the kept woman and the other woman

By Chioma Gabriel It was at a wedding reception, a father was called to advise his daughter who was the bride at the wedding. It was a wedding graced by a bevy of beauties from the man’s office, the woman’s office, the church and friends. There were many single girls at the wedding. The father of the bride walked up the platform, looked his daughter, the chief bridesmaid, the bridesmaids, the beautiful friends of the bride and the posh ladies from the man’s office. Then he smiled and turned to his daughter. “You are always my baby and will always be although you grew up fast and slipped from my finger. But you are still my daughter and will remain so. Today, I handed you over to another man, your husband to continue to take care of you. I trust he will, having chosen you from the other women in his life to be his wife. “My daughter, I want to tell you the truth, amongst all the beautiful women gathered here are your husband’s former girlfriends, girlfriends and other friends. You mus…

INEC under 1999 Constitution: Need to amend the electoral law for election of transformational leaders

The solutions to many of the issues highlighted above and more lie in an urgent amendment to the Electoral Act. Happily there is already in place an Amendment Act which unfortunately failed to receive the assent of President Buhari ostensibly on the ground that it was passed and presented too close to the holding of the last elections”. THE 2019 elections have come and gone and winners and losers have emerged and have equally been informed of the decision of the electorate concerning their ambitions. Hopes and aspirations have been achieved and dashed. The electorate depending on their choice of candidate have welcomed and in some other instances condemned the outcome of the election. I, therefore, congratulate all the winners at the various levels of election, from the State to the Federal level. I also congratulate those who after losing the election have been quick to concede defeat and congratulate the winners of same. Such conduct signifies that some members of the Nigerian poli…

I send hubby’s pal sexy texts!

Dear Bunmi, My husband and I have been together for 10 years, married for six years. We have two lovely sons of seven years and six months. Before I got pregnant with my second child, I’d started text-flirting with one of my husband’s friends. When I got pregnant, it stopped, but now I have started again. I love my husband very much, but we do have some issues. I wonder if this is the reason I have become attracted to his friend. This is not the first time I have had a relationship with someone else, but it has never been anything physical. It’s almost as though I just need someone to pay me attention. My husband has a lot of hobbies and rarely spends time alone with me. Could it be that which is causing me to become attracted to other men? I don’t want to cheat on him, but I feel like I’m behaving the way I do in case it satisfies whatever it is I’m looking for. Please help as I don’t know what to do. Fadeke, by e-mail. Dear Fadeke, You really need to talk to your husband and let him kn…

Nigeria has 15m drug addicts — Presidential C’ttee

Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse, Brigadier Gen. Mohammed Marwa(retd) has put the nation’s figure of drug addicts at about 15 million.

RESISTANCE: HIV drugs are fast losing potency causing widespread panic Marwa, who disclosed the figure upon visitation of the committee to Katsina State to meet with critical stakeholders, described the situation as alarming and an emergency situation, which needs to be urgently checkmated.
According to him, “the global average rating of drug use and abuse is at five per cent, but in Nigeria, we are at 15 per cent.
“We have an emergency situation before us regarding the issue of drugs abuse in Nigeria.
“These prompted the Federal Government to raise the committee to proffer recommendations and steps to be taken to resolve the issue of drug abuse in the country.
“We started our work since December and finished the plenary and now we are visiting states across the country.”
Speaking earlier during a …

Mikel Rejects Nigeria To Focus On Club's Promotion Push

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Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel turned down a chance to return to the Super Eagles set up to instead focus on Middlesbrough’s bid for promotion from the EFL Championship.
The former Chelsea man has been recharging his batteries in order to give 100 percent in Boro’s drive to return to the Premier League, starting with their clash against league leaders Norwich City this coming weekend.
Hence he decided against the chance to play for Nigeria in their matches this past week, a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Seychelles and a friendly with North African giants Egypt.
The 31-year-old has not played for Nigeria since the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but remains part of manager Gernot Rohr’s plans as the German prepares his charges for the 2019 AFCON in June and July.
Rohr said: “He has so many games in Middlesbrough to look forward to, they are fighting for the play-offs too.
“He told me it is not the moment to return but if Obi Mikel is very fit a…

7-Year-Old Ugandan Child Rapper Asked To Stop Singing Or Face Jail Time

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A Ugandan child rapper, Fresh Kid (Patrick Senyonjo), has been told to stop singing or risk his manager going to jail or even himself going to Juvenile prison, Daily Monitor reports. This new threat is coming on the heels of reports that he skips school and performs in clubs.
Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi Youth minister said this during an interview on Uganda’s NBS channel that his fans could face jail time if they are found supporting him because it is against the labour law to work at his age.
“Children who are below 18 years are not allowed to perform and enter in clubs, so I am going to do everything possible to stop kids from performing and entering in clubs,” Florence Nakiwala said making reference to the seven-year-old.
In a country where 80% of her population live in rural communities, gender parity has been achieved and about 86% of children between the ages of 6-11 attend primary schools.
“I take this opportunity to warn all of you who a…

Buhari May Hand Over To Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo could be the next president, a leading Northern politician Alhaji Tanko Yakasai has said.
Yakasai told The Interview in Kano yesterday that, “There may be an unwritten understanding that when President Muhammadu Buhari finishes, the Vice President will likely be the next presidential candidate of the APC.”
Although Yakasai made a similar comment casually days before the February presidential election, he seemed almost certain now that the torch will pass to the South West, saying, “If it’s not Osinbajo, then somebody from there, probably (Bola Ahmed) Tinubu will likely emerge as the candidate of the APC.”
He added: “I don’t see any possibility that the party will think of giving its candidacy to the South East, against the support it got from the South West. Apart from the votes, don’t forget that APC also enjoyed material support from the South West.”

Although the convener of Save Nigeria and Pastor of the Latter Ra…

How to survive heart attack when you’re alone

Many heart attacks are survivable, especially if you’ve taken the time to prepare yourself. Anyone who thinks they’re at risk for a heart attack should get a complete medical evaluation as soon as possible. Recognise heart attack symptoms. Shortness of breath, pain or pressure in the chest, and pain in the neck or radiating down the arms are all associated with an attack.
African American man holding his chest. Pull over if you suffer an attack while driving. You may only have seconds before you lose consciousness. Don’t try to drive to the hospital no matter how close you are.
Call for medical help and describe what symptoms you’re feeling and where you are located. Take an aspirin (325 mg) at the first sign of an attack. Aspirin makes blood platelets less likely to stick to each other, assisting blood flow and reducing clots. Attempt the cough CPR Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help,the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to fe…

In search of autonomy for government-owned universities

In a shambles, Nigeria’s universities groan as they grapple with the federal and state governments’ stranglehold on their administration. If the authorities concerned will embrace university autonomy, writes Head Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL the public university system may flourish again. In an address on his first day as the leader of his country in 1939, Sir Robert Menzies, the former prime minister of Australia – who is credited to be the father of university education and reform in Australia, asked: “What are we to look for in a true university? What causes should it serve?” Though he provided clues, successive Nigerian governments still find the answer elusive as they continue to ignore the benefits of university autonomy. The best universities in the world, according to recent rankings, are very autonomous. Once upon a time, university education in Nigeria was not associated with the problems of autonomy and control but by the 1970s the calls for autonomy became strident and the…