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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

'Nigeria might face a total government shutdown if the National Assembly does not reconvene urgently' - Senator Ita Enang

Senator Ita Enang, the Presidential Liaison in the Senate has warned that Nigeria might face total government shutdown if the National Assembly does not reconvene urgently.

It's the second time in 24 hours that Enang would speak on the issue.

The National Assembly went on recess on July 24th and will reconvene on September 25th, with the budget for the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Supplementary budget requiring attention. Enang said the assembly also needed to approve foreign loans for the country, funds from which government planned to bqnkroll the capital budget of 2018.

Enang reiterating his statement Sunday, said: “we are still appealing to the National Assembly to reconvene; you remember that we passed the budget with the understanding that a great amount of the money will be gotten from foreign loans. Although it was approved that there would be a loan, the amount that would be gotten was not approved; the Fiscal Responsibility Act requires that the President should specifically state the amount he wants to get from foreign loans and present it before the National Assembly. That letter has been presented before the National Assembly and it has to pass that amount before it could be obtained from the foreign financing institutions".

“This is what we are asking and if does not happen, in the next few months, we have a complete government shutdown because what we are receiving from the Federation Account as Federal Government share the capital component is not enough to sustain even 15 per cent to 20 percent of budget. So, there may be a complete government shut down and I know Nigerians will not like it; that is why we are appealing to the National Assembly to reconvene,’’ he said.

Enang spoke at the State House on Monday after a meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. He had met the Acting President along with Senate Majority Leader, Ahmed Lawan.

''The plan is to install Akpabio as Senate President and impeach Saraki'' Ben Murray Bruce speaks on DSS takeover, vows to ensure Akpabio, his wife and children's visas are revoked

Senator Ben Murray Bruce is currently at the gate of the Ntaional Assembly where himself and his colleagues have been prevented to enter the complex by DSS.

Speaking to Channels TV, Ben Bruce said he has reached out to the US embassy and will reach out to other European countries to revoke the visas of Senator Godswill Akpabio and other leaders that orchestrated this seige.

He said the plan is to install Akpabio as senate president and impeach Saraki.

''The back gate has been blocked and other gates opened for senators who are antidemocratic that is APC senators who will install Akpabio as senate president and impeach Saraki and Ekweremadu and so there is an opening at the back for those who are anti-democratic to come in but the forces are in front here Obviously, this is a regime change. We anticipated that this would happen.

TRhis cannot stand. They do not have the numbers. Let me tell you what will happen. I have been in touch with the American embassy. I have been in touch with the British embassy. I have been in touch with the EU. I have requested from the Americans that that visas of Akpabio and all the senators that involved be revoked for them, their wives and children'' he said

Breaking: Akpabio resigns as Senate Minority Leader

Senator Godswill Akpabio has resigned as Minority Leader of the senate. There are rumors that he will be installed as Senate President this morning. See his resignation letter below...

21-year old Nigerian student, Anthony Ekwensi wins Chinese language contest

Nigerian student, Anthony Ekwensi, has been crowned the African champion at the 17th Chinese Bridge Chinese Language Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students.

The grand finale of the competition took place on August 4 in Changsha, Hunan Province where Russian student Ruslan was the overall winner at the event which paraded 152 students from 118 countries.

The 21-year old Anambra-born Nigerian, who came fourth in the final competition, made it to the last round of the championship with four other contestants who were also crowned champion of their respective continents.

The other winners were Theodore Joseph from Australia who came second, Guan Huimin from Indonesia, who took the third position and John Gardner from the United States, who placed fifth. According to the organisers, the final competition consisted of three parts and tested the finalists’ language skills and all-around abilities, including their knowledge of Chinese culture, history, traditions and communication, as well as their singing and acting skills.

All five winners have been offered full scholarships by the Confucius Institute. In a telephone interview with NAN from China, Ekwensi, a final year student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra State, said he looked forward to returning to China to pursue a post-graduate programme.

‘‘I went into the competition because I knew there was an opportunity to do something great, and also I wanted an opportunity to visit the country I’ve always dreamed of going. My next plan now is to graduate successfully from UNIZIK and then come back to China for masters. I dedicate my award to God,’’ the final year student of Education Management and Policy said.

Ekwensi learnt the Chinese language in Nigeria for two years at the Confucius Institute, UNIZIK, Awka.

Mother and daughter who faked their kidnap to defraud husband of N15m arrested in Lagos

The Lagos State Police command haa arrested Hadijat Kabir for faking her kidnap with her 18-year-old daughter to defraud her husband of N15 million.

Her husband, Kabir Muraino, had reported the case at Ikotun Police Station on August 2, 2018, before the suspect was arrested. He reported that his wife and daughter, Hamidat Kemi, who is of unsound mind, were kidnapped on the same date on their way to Psychiatric Hospital, Oshodi, Lagos.

He added the kidnappers were demanding for the sum of N15million. Based on this, the Anti-Kidnapping Squad swung into action and arrested some of the suspects in Ado-Odo, Ogun State.

When one of the hostages, Hadijat, was being debriefed, she confessed that she planned her kidnap with the suspects arrested, to defraud her husband.

Kim Kardashian shares racy photo on IG to promote Kanye's Yeezy brand

37-year-old reality star Kim Kardashian took to IG to share a photo of herself promoting her husband, Kanye West's Yeezy sneakers.

The photo showed Kim reclined on a bed in her underwear lo wearing Yeezy's new Butter 350 sneakers.

Three members of international drug syndicate including a Nigerian national arrested with over 5kg heroin in India

Three men including a Nigerian national were arrested from west Delhi's Uttam Nagar, India last week and over 5 kilogram high-grade heroin was seized from them.

The accused have been identified as Chigemezu alias Obiji, a 27-year-old Nigerian national, and Deepak Goel (28) and Harinder Pal (21). Obiji, who currently residents in Uttam Nagar, is the kingpin of the gang.

The trio smuggled heroin to Haryana, Punjab and Delhi-NCR from Afghanistan.

The Delhi Police Special Cell received an information that at about 6 pm, Goel and Pal would come from Rohini side in a Skoda car and would go towards Singhu Border via Mukarba Chowk to deliver consignments of heroin to drug dealers.

A team was constituted and a trap was laid and checking of vehicles was started by placing barricades near Mukarba Chowk. At about 6:30 pm, the car in which two persons were sitting was spotted.

The driver was signalled to stop the car, but he tried to escape by taking a U-turn but he could not succeed. Finding themselves surrounded by the police, both the occupants of the car started running to escape, but they were apprehended by the members of the raiding party. Their search was taken which resulted in the recovery of 4.5 kg heroin.

“During interrogation, they have disclosed that they used to source heroin from Obiji, their Nigerian associate, and they further used to supply heroin to drug dealers in Haryana and Punjab. Accused Goel disclosed that about 2 years ago he was lodged in Patiala jail in a narcotic drug case where he met Obiji who was also lodged in that jail in another narcotic drug case. After getting bail, Goel contacted Obiji who had also come out from Jail. Goel started procuring heroin from Obiji. Goel has been indulging in drug supplying for more than five years. Pal who usually acted as a carrier has been indulging in drug supply for more than two years. During this period both have already procured more than 80 kg heroin and have supplied the same to various drug peddlers in north India,” said PS Khushwah, DCP (Special Cell).

On Goel’s instance, raids were conducted in various parts of Uttam Nagar and Obiji was arrested on Mondayand 750 gm of heroin was recovered from him.

Deepak Goel has been indulging in drug supplying for more than five years. Pal who usually acted as a carrier has been indulging in drug supply for more than two years.

During this period both have already procured more than 80 kg heroin and have supplied the same to various drug peddlers in north India, DCP, PS Khushwah said.

Zone 2 PPRO Dolapo Badmos celebrates her birthday with prisoners In Kiri Kiri, Lagos (Photos)

Zone 2 police PRO, CSP Dolapo Badmos was a year older on Saturday 4th of August and she took her birthday celebration to Kirikiri medium prison in Apapa, after the thanksgiving service held at Testimony Place.

At the venue, warders and the prisoners gave the birthday girl an impressive reception. The Pastor, Kabiru welcomed CSP Badmos and her entourage. He introduced her to the inmates and the CSP also spoke to inmates, “I am very happy standing in front of you all to celebrate my birthday, I was a bit surprised and disappointed today because I thought here I would meet people who are depressed and not looking happy, but the reverse is the case and I am happy. Prison is not your permanent home. Always have the belief that you would get your freedom one day.”

She further advised them to behave themselves as that is their ticket to freedom and to always follow the prison’s rules and regulations so that some might be lucky to get immunity from the state or federal government if their record merited it.

CSP Dolapo urged them that when they eventually get their freedom, they should not go back to the acts that brought them to prison. She told them to live a good live because there is always hope for them outside the prison.

Actress Jennifer Aniston, 49, hires hunky Nigerian personal trainer 18 years her junior for boxing workouts at her LA mansion (Photos)

Hollywood actress, Jennifer Aniston has hired a hunky Nigerian personal trainer who is 'single' and almost two decades younger than her for boxing workouts at her £15million LA mansion.

The 49-year-old actress who split from her second husband Justin Theroux, 46, five months ago, is said to be training with Leyon Azubuike, 31 at her mansion.

'Leyon isn’t seeing anyone. He trains her (Jennifer) at her house,' Leyon's manager Bryan Laverdure told The Sun.

Earlier this week, Jennifer gushed over the Nigerian-US based fitness fanatic, claiming that he's so amazing he 'hung the moon'.

'Last year I discovered boxing, and I love it. I have this trainer named Leyon, who I believe hung the moon,' she told InStyle magazine.

'It’s the longest workout I’ve actually stayed with consistently other than yoga. Boxing is a great way to get aggression out.

'You get a mental release of all this c**p you’re taking into your ears and eyes every day and have little fantasy moments imagining who you’re actually punching.'

See more photos of Azubuike below.

Photo Credit: Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock/Instagram

Breaking: DSS officials take over National Assembly

DSS officials have taken over the National Assembly, preventing lawmakers from having access into the National Assembly.

The presidency has been appealing to the National Assembly to reconvene to attend to pressing issues that need their attention, particularly the 2018 supplementary budget and virement request.

The lawmakers went on a recess that would lapse at the end of September after 15 senators including Dino Melaye defected from APC to PDP. See photos and videos from the National Assembly complex below.

Olakunle Churchill's sister graduates with 1st Class from Oxford University

Nigerian entrepreneur, Olakunle Churchill has Congratulated his younger sister for graduating with a 1st class honour from Oxford University.

In his congratulatory message Churchill wrote, "your unchallengeable intelligence has indeed stoop to conquer in victory. I wish you all the best as you delve into the next phase of your life".

He also appreciated his mother, for the all encompassing support and sacrifices to the growth and development of their family. He stated that his mum did everything to ensure that himself and his siblings had a good and remarkable education from one of the best academic institutions in the world.

Father chained his two children for six months in Akwa Ibom, tortured them after they were labelled witches by a pastor

Child Right And Rehabilitation Network (CRARN) has rescued two children, who were chained and left in an unbelievably squalid room for more than six months by their father with the encouragement of their step-mom.

The father, Johnson Amos, 48, from Ekpene Obo in Esit Eket, and his wife Uduak Johnson, hardly gave the kids food and water as punishment.

According to CRARN, the children were labeled witch and a wizard in a church called Deliverance Tower of Jehovah, at Atabong, Eket

"We've not been going to school for more than a year now. My stepmom, Uduak Johnson took us to many churches to confirm whether we're witches or not but a pastor told her that we were not witches. She said that the pastor is a liar. She took us to another church and the prophet there said we were witches. When I denied it she used stone and hit my head, blood-soaked my whole body and I fainted. " said twelve years old Abasiofon, a primary 4 female pupil of Government Primarily School, Iko Eket.

CRARN got a tipoff from an anonymous caller who pleaded with them to come immediately and rescue the children otherwise they'd die of hunger and torture.

"When we arrived their father and stepmother said they were prepared to go to jail instead of owning the "demonic children "

"Mr Amos, who currently lives in Iko Eket, in Eket Local Government Area, wrote a declamation denouncing his children. The case has been lodged with the Nigeria Police Force, Eket Area Command, while the two hapless kids have joined other kids in the shelter, the CRARN Children Centre, Eket."

Mr Johnson Amos in a writte letter handed his children oVer to representatives of CRAN center to be registered at the Eket police station and be aken care of by CRAN staff.

APC starts following Senator Goodswill Akpabio on Twitter ahead of his defection

From his meeting with President Buhari in London to meeting Bola Tinubu in Abuja and the verified twitter handle of the APC now following him on Twitter, everything surely seems set for the defection of Senator Akpabio from PDP to APC later this week.

Super Eagles star Moses Simon signs for Spanish club Levante for £4.5 million. (Photos)

Spanish football club Levante have signed Super Eagles forward Moses Simon from KAA Gent on a five-year deal for £4.5 million.

The Granotas announced the deal on their official website and Twitter page after the Nigeria international completed his medical.

The 23-year-old attacker has made 20 appearances for the Super Eagles since his debut against Uganda on March 25, 2015. He scored his first goal for Nigeria in an international friendly against Niger on September 8, 2015.

Simon who played a key role for the Super Eagles during their qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup, was named in Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man squad for the 2018 World Cup but he did not make the final 23 due to injury.


Sandra Odiahi, formerly goes by the stage names, Sandra to later perform with the stage name BlessinDra, now popularly known as BDRA, (born on 27th November)
.n Opoji, Esan central local government, Edo state (Nigeria) is a veteran singer from Nigeria. Her music style became known as Ijeleghe vibes, It is a mix of traditional Nigerian music, Jamaican Dancehall and Esan highlife fused with chanted vocals. She used it to revolutionize the musical structure in Nigeria with lyrics that focused on social issues , like campaigns against women’s circumcision in the country .
After the released of BDRA popular hit single QUINPIN

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BDRA return with another great song titled Titled

A Song that Talks About Heart Breaks and Moving On Without no Regret.


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