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Monday, October 1, 2018


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''Ambode has confirmed APC as party of Fraudsters and Riggers'' - PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the world press conference of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has validated it's position that the All Progressives Congress (APC) consists of fraudsters and election riggers.

The party stated this in a statement released by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan. Read below

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reviewed the world press conference of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, and surmised that the governor validated it's position that the All Progressives Congress (APC) consists of fraudsters and election riggers.

Governor Ambode had in the press conference stated that his opponent in the race, Babajide Sanwoolu, was arrested for spending fake dollars in the United States.

Governor Ambode further stated that Sanwoolu was detained in the USA on account of the alleged crime.

The governor further alleged that his party (APC) was disenfranchising its members by insisting that registered members of the party, who were yet to be issued with membership cards, will not be allowed to participate in the gubernatorial primary election.

By this, the whole world can see that the APC is nothing but a den of fraudsters and corrupt persons who not only cheated their way to power through lies and propaganda in 2015 but have also continued to bleed and defraud our nation with humongous sleazes and massive corruption in very high places.

That is why the APC will have no scruples to project persons of questionable character and those with allegations of corruption hanging on the necks as their National Chairman and governorship aspirants.

We challenge President Muhammadu Buhari to show his claimed integrity by ordering an open investigation into this huge allegation against his party's governorship aspirant.

Finally, the PDP calls on Lagosians and indeed all Nigerians to note this ugly trend in the APC and ensure that they throw this undesirable party to the dustbin of history, come 2019.

Single Nigerian lady whose mum has mandated to bring a boyfriend home before December goes on twitter to seek help

Toyosi, the lady pictured above, has gone on twitter to seek help as her mum has mandated her to introduce her to her boyfriend by December. She says she needs the help of everyone to meet this target. See her tweet below.

Pop star Bebe Rexha flaunts her 'natural curves' as she steps out in London (Photos)

American pop singer and songwriter, Bebe Rexha who has always claimed her body is 100% natural, commanded attention as she was spotted outside the ITV Studios in Londonahead of an appearance recently.

The 29-year-old star donned a figure hugging black dress which flaunted her curves and a pair of white high heel boots for her appearance.

See full photos below

Photos: Five killed in fresh crisis in Jos

Five persons have been killed in a renewed attack that took place in Jos, Plateau state on Sunday September 30th. The attack comes few days after 14 persons including a family of 9, were killed by unknown gunmen in Jos.

According to reports, the attacks started at the Angwan Rukuba area of Jos on Sunday following the death of a young man discovered at Celestial bridge. This sparked off another row between the natives and the Hausa residing in the area.

Confirming the fresh attacks, the spokesman of the Special Task Force code name Operation Safe Haven, Major Umar Adam , said the security agents are working to ensure that there are no further attacks.

“I know that some irate youths try to cause a problem today but our men are on top of the situations and have since restore normalcy to all affect areas. I have no report of any death but some people were wounded” he said

Check out the '$1 million' engagement ring Eddie Murphy gave his pregnant girlfriend Paige Butcher (Photos)

Last Friday, Eddie Murphy, 57, through his rep, confirmed he is getting married again to his longtime pregnant girlfriend Paige Butcher.

His partner Paige Butcher first sparked engagement rumours after she was seen sporting a large diamond ring while running errands in Los Angeles on Thursday. Butcher, 39, is pregnant with the couple’s second child and Murphy’s tenth.

According to reports eports, Eddie paid more than $1 million for the huge diamond ring.

The actor and comedian has eight other children from previous relationships. He had his oldest son, Eric, 29, with Paulette McNeely. His other children, including daughters Bella Zahra, 16, Zola Ivy, 18, Shayne Audra, 23, and Bria, 28, plus 25-year-old son Miles Mitchell, are with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy.

Murphy also shares 27-year-old son Christian with Tamara Hood, and 11-year-old daughter Angel Iris with former Spice Girl Mel B.

See more photos below.....

They came to pray'' - Cleric says after police burst her baby factory with 16 pregnant girls in Rivers

The Rivers state police command have uncovered a baby factory in the state that was being operated by a clergywoman, Glory Rapheal.

The baby factory had 16 pregnant girls in waiting for their babies to be sold. The police arrested the 16 girls and 3 others working with the clergywoman to run the factory.

Parading the suspects before newsmen, the state commissioner of Police, Ahmed Zaki, said

“Men of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, CIID, in a sting operation on Friday, stormed the premises of one Gloria Raphael and the General Overseer of Mount Sinai Ministry at Rukpokwu, who is into the business of child trafficking and sale. 16 pregnant women were arrested. One of them by name Chinyere Nweke entered labour on Saturday and was rushed to the Police clinic, where she gave birth to a baby girl”

When interrogated, the cleric, Gloria Raphael, denied the allegation of running a baby factory. According to her, the women came to her for prayers.

“There was a day my sister, Esther Joseph, called me to come and help her, saying somebody was sick. So they brought the girl. She brought two girls to me and they were having discharge. So I called a midwife to deliver them. Some of the girls came for prayers; they have husbands.”

One of the pregnant girls, Sandra Solomon, said she decided to come to the factory after she was told they can help her sell her baby. According to her, she is poor and cannot cater for a child now.

“I became pregnant and I didn’t know what to do. A lady told me that they sell babies in that church, so I came. The woman did not tell me how much they sell each baby. As we were sleeping in the church, Police came and arrested all of us. I don’t want to sell my baby.” she said

Another five-month pregnant girl, aged 17 years, said: “The person that got me pregnant brought me to the woman’s house. He said I should stay with the woman and that when I put to bed, he will come and pick me.”

Full Text of President Buhari's speech on the occasion of Nigeria's 58th independence anniversary

Read President Buhari's full speech below.

Fellow Nigerians,

Today is a day of celebration and solemn reflection. It is the anniversary of the day Nigerians realised one of the most cherished of human desires – the desire for freedom. We, therefore, give thanks to and remember our founding fathers who laboured so hard and sacrificed so much to build and bequeath to us this wonderful nation. It is our duty to consolidate this great legacy.

2. On this first October date and on the eve of the start of the general election cycle, we should do well to reflect on what binds us together and the great strength our diversity bestows on us. Ours is an ambitious nation, and, as citizens we have every right to look forward to the future with confidence and optimism which are well founded, considering where we find ourselves today.

3. There has been a steady improvement in the security situation in the North East. We remain committed to ending the crisis and make the North East safe for all.

4. Our thoughts and prayers are always with the victims of the Boko Haram’s atrocities and their families. Beyond that, we know that the goals of the Boko Haram terrorists include capturing territories, destroying our democracy and denying our children the right to education. We will not allow them to succeed.

5. I want at this point to pay tribute to the men and women of our armed forces, the Police and other security and law enforcement agencies, who have been working under the most difficult conditions to keep the country safe. In the process, many have made the supreme sacrifice.

6. As their Commander -In- Chief, I assure these our gallant men and women that I will continue to empower them by deepening their professionalism and providing all the necessary force multipliers and enablers required for them to prevail on the field. I am looking into all reported cases of inadequacies in relation to their entitlements, their welfare and those of their families.

7. We are diversifying away from reliance on oil to increased manufacturing capacity, solid minerals development, and agriculture.

8. Efforts are on course in the Niger Delta to clean up polluted lands, restore hopes of the youths in the region and re-establish livelihoods, and strengthen their capacity to guarantee for themselves and for our country a brighter future.

9. The age-long conflict between herders and farmers that was being exploited by those seeking to plant the seeds of discord and disunity amongst our people, is being addressed decisively. We will sustain and continue to support the commendable efforts by all including civil society organisations, local and states governments and our traditional and religious leaders in finding durable solution to this problem.

10. This being a transhumance issue, we are working with countries in our region that are also facing similar difficulties to complement our common efforts. In this context I must warn that the perpetrators of murder and general mayhem in the name of defending or protecting herders or farmers will face the full wrath of the law. Meanwhile, we urge all peace loving Nigerians to reject any simplistic portrayal, at home or abroad, of this conflict as either religious or ethnic based.

11. We are one of the countries in the world most affected by environmental degradation, as a consequence of climate change. We are signatories to almost all conventions and agreements aimed at slowing down the effect of climate change and mitigating its now evident consequences.

12. The consequences on lives and livelihoods of the shrinking of the Lake Chad and the pollution caused by oil exploitation activities alone make it mandatory on us to be at the forefront of the struggle for a safer and more sustainable environment. We will continue to mobilise international support for our efforts in this regard.

13. We are making progress in the fight against corruption and recovery of stolen public funds and assets despite vicious and stiff resistance. The shameful past practice, of the brazen theft of billions of Naira is no more. Shady oil deals and public contracts that were never delivered have become things of the past.

14. Consequently, and this is very evident across the country, we have done more with less in infrastructural developments. Roads, railways, major bridges, schools, energy and power, air and sea ports, welfare of serving and retired personnel both civilian and military including payment of legacy debt such as pension arrears, have been attended to.

15. There is now an enabling environment for local and foreign investment in Nigeria. We are building a rules-based system - a level playing field that is free from fixers and intermediaries. This is the cornerstone to help genuine investors and honest consumers, and the platform that will allow for the real reforms that we intend to deliver over the coming years.

16. We are gradually strengthening the economy with a stable Naira and falling inflation rate. We are building an economy that is moving away from over reliance on oil. Consequently we have witnessed massive return to farms and seen bumper harvest, despite recurrent floods across the country.

17. These positive developments are the result of our collective pursuit of a common vision through hard work and dedication, after the missed opportunities and disappointments that followed the return to democracy in 1999.

18. At the forefront, have always been our youths. They have been at the vanguard of the struggle for independence. They fought in the war to keep the country united. And it was they who kept alive the struggle for democracy and human rights in our country at times when these were at risk, especially following the June 12th 1993 election and the historic 2015 election process.

19. Even today, our youths play a central role in Nigeria’s continuing progress and developments in all fields of our national endeavour –technology, agriculture, mining, engineering and especially the creative arts. Together we are building a more diverse, inclusive and self-reliant economy.

20. In the past three years we have introduced many policies and programmes targeted at youth development and youth empowerment. We support the ‘not too young to run’ legislation aimed at giving the youths greater say in our national politics and governance.

21. The school feeding program in primary schools is aimed at encouraging enrolment and attendance. We are building on what we have already introduced to support schools and universities to which funds have recently been released for upgrade of facilities, training programs for our entrepreneurs, and rehabilitation schemes for victims of terrorism and human trafficking.

Fellow Nigerians,
22. Now we have in our hands technology that is a powerful tool that we can and should use for knowledge and understanding. As with other countries, we must also learn how to manage those tendencies that, instead, look to abuse new technologies to provoke passions and stir tensions.

23. Never before have we faced such a challenge. We must all rise to the responsibility of shutting out those disruptive and corrosive forces that hide in today’s world of social media. We need critical minds and independent thinking, to question and question until we are satisfied we have the facts. Otherwise, all the progress we have made as a democracy since 1999 is at stake.

24. I have committed myself many times to ensure that elections are fully participatory, free and fair and that the Independent National Electoral Commission will be exactly INDEPENDENT and properly staffed and resourced. The ballot box is how we make our choice for the governments that rule in our name.

Fellow Nigerians,
25. Developing a thriving democracy is not an easy task. There can be no quick fixes or short cuts. These are the most important lessons that we have learnt in our 58 years as an independent nation.

26. At the international level, we remain a responsible and respected member of the international community, playing active positive roles within ECOWAS, the African Union and the United Nations as well as all other regional and international organisations and institutions of which we are members.

27. We will continue to support initiatives aimed at addressing the challenges of our times: global and regional crises and conflicts, terrorism, trans-border crime, climate change, human rights, gender equality, development, poverty and inequality within and between nations, etc. In this context, we are working hard to achieve both the AU 2063 Agenda for socio-economic transformation of our continent; and the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, which together aim at addressing these challenges

Fellow Nigerians,
28. As we celebrate the 58th Anniversary of our independence, we know we are on the right path. Although we have our differences, they count for far less than the values, virtues and common aspirations that unite us as a nation. We have so much for which we should be grateful, and in which we should rightly take pride. Our journey is not finished but we have come a long way.

29. I want to assure you that as President, I will continue to work tirelessly to promote, protect and preserve what really matters: a united, peaceful, prosperous and secure Nigeria, where all, irrespective of background, can aspire to succeed.

Thank you. I wish you a memorable independence celebration.

BREAKING: Once again, APC postpones Lagos governorship primaries to Tuesday, October 2nd

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rescheduled the Lagos governorship primary billed for today.

Also rescheduled are primaries for Enugu and Adamawa states. The mode of primaries for Enugu and Adamawa states has been changed from indirect to direct.

The party, in a statement by Publicity secretary Yekini Nabena said the Lagos Governorship Primaries will now take place on Tuesday, October 2nd while the Enugu and Adamawa governorship Primaries will take place on Thursday 4 October.

The Lagos direct primary was initially scheduled for today, APC did not give any reason for the postponement of the Lagos primary, where incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is locked in a battle with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

In Adamawa, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Malam Nuhu Ribadu withdrew from the governorship race, complaining that the direct primary mode was changed abruptly to indirect.

It was not clear whether he will get back on track with the decision to stick to the direct primary mode, to pick the governorship candidate.

Ex-husband of relationship expert, Amara Blessing Nwosu, finds love again

Francis Van-Lare, the estranged husband of relationship expert, Amara Blessing Nwosu, appears to have found love again.

Francis shared a photo of the lady on his Facebook page and described her as his soul mate. According to him, his new lover has Calabar and Tanzanian parents and is also a trained Interior Architect.

''Never give up on love ! No matter how many times your heart is broken your soul mate is out there and you will find her just as I found mine'' he wrote

Amara shocked many of her fans in August last year when she announced she was divorcing Francis, who was her second husband. Read here. Amara has since found love again and has remarried.

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