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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Ex-Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi's daughter graduates from UK university (photos)

Immediate past governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi and wife, Florence, were in a celebratory mood today July 22nd as one of their daughters, Ajijola, graduated from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. She bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Sociology. Congrats to her. See more photos from the grauation below

Repentant Boko Haram members can become President - Nigerian Army General

The General Officer Commanding the 7 Division, Major General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu says that repentant Boko Haram fighters can become the president of Nigeria.

Major General Biu during an interview with newsmen in Maiduguri on Sunday, called on Boko Haram fighters to surrender unconditionally and further pointed out the benefits of surrendering which include leadership opportunities.

He said, “Boko Haram should lay their arms unconditionally and be accepted. Opportunities are out there for them, they can be rehabilitated.

“An ex Boko Haram having laid his arms and turned away from his negativity, stands to be a president of this country; he stands to aspire to any position in this country.

“Why is he wasting his time when he cannot even deliver?

“As a professional soldier we would continue to do what we know best and that is to project our determined effort, we would not be distracted by some of the activities of our detractors and some of the collaborators.

“Nigeria deserves peace, Northeast deserves peace and the people of Borno deserve peace because it is only when there is peace there will be development.”

DR Congo Health Minister resigns over Ebola

DR Congo's Health Minister, Oly Ilunga Kalenga has resigned after the responsibility for managing the country's Ebola outbreak was taken away from him by President Felix Tshisekedi.

Kalenga's resignation letter was shared on Twitter in protest to the decision to remove the Ebola response directly from his supervision and reassigning it to a multi-disciplinary team that would report directly to him. According to him, this might "risk creating harmful confusion and cacophony".

"As a result of your decision to place the response to the Ebola outbreak under your direct supervision ... I hereby submit my resignation as health minister," Ilunga said.

"As in any war, because that is what this is, there cannot be several centres of decision-making for risk of creating confusion," he added.

He criticised the outside pressure to deploy a second Ebola vaccine manufactured by US-based firm Johnson & Johnson.

"It would be fanciful to think that the new vaccine proposed by actors, who have shown an obvious lack of ethics by voluntarily hiding important information from medical authorities, could have a significant impact on the control of the current outbreak," he said.

Kalenga also issued guidance against the use of new vaccines against Ebola, stating that the Merck vaccine currently in use is the only one that has proven to be effective. This is coming after the World Health Organization declared 'Ebola' as a global health emergency.

The North is tolerating Buhari because he is from the region – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, the former Senator representing Kaduna Central in the red chamber in his speech at a conference held to prepare Emerging Leaders in Kaduna on Monday, alleged that President Buhari is being tolerated by notherners because he is from the region.

According to the former APC Chieftain, Buhari has not been held accountable by the North even with the killings and destruction of property in the region. Shehu Sani stated that when power moves to the South, the North is always good at holding leaders accountable, but they are however silent when it moves to the north.

“The North is tolerant of bad government because Buhari is in government and he is from the North.

“When power move to the South, the North is good at holding leaders to account and when it moves to the North, we keep silent.

“We are shy. We are cautious. We are afraid of telling our own that the road in the North is bad. We are more courageous to tell the truth when the President doesn’t come from our region.

“Questioning President Buhari is more sympathetic when people are killed in the South-West than in the North, and this is because, they (South) are holding him to account. Here in the North, you don’t because they are shy. They believe he is infallible and that he cannot be called to question" he said.

Sani added, “If 50 people are killed in Katsina and the representative of the state is not ready to stand up in the Senate to talk about his people being killed, then it will go on and nobody will know. But if (Pa reuben) Fasoranti’s daughter is killed and a representative from Fasoranti stood up and say I Senator blah blah stand up to condemn the murder, the nation and the world will know.

“But if your people are dying here and the people you elected are afraid of being embarrassed and they don’t want to be categorized as been disloyal and be seen in the bad book, they will kill as many as possible and the perception of people outside is that all is well. So, the North must not be docile because one of their own is in office.

“For this country to survive, President Buhari must listen to the voices of reason. You may not like the face of Wole Soyinka, Balarabe Musa, and Obasanjo, but read through the contents of what they have written and see where adjustments can be made.”

Imade's funny response to what her father, Davido does for a living (video)

Davido cracked up on the funny response his daughter, Imade gave when asked what he does for a living.

Imade gave off her father's stage name correctly, but when asked what her father does for a living she said 'he says fire, fire'. Here is the video Davido shared, which captured the funny moment below;

Comedian Ebiye dragged by Twitter users for color-shaming Lupita Nyong'o

Ebiye Victor, an Internet comedian, is being dragged after he made a tasteless joke to color-shame actress Lupita Nyong'o.

Ebiye shared a photo of himself with black paint on his face and included a highly disrespectful caption.

"After giving Lupita head," the caption on his photo reads.

But his joke fell flat and he was called out for shaming Lupita for her lovely dark skin.

See some tweets calling him out below.

Photos of the Deputy Commissioner of Police killed in Shi'ites bloody protest in Abuja

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Umar Bebel, pictured above, was killed in the firece gun battle between the police and protesting Shi'ites members yesterday Monday July 22nd.

Umar was until his death the head of operations at the Abuja police command.

The Shi'ites members engaged the police in a gun battle after attempts were made by the security agents to stop them from taking their protest to the National Assembly.

A corps member serving with Channels TV, Precious Owolabi, was also killed in the cross fire. He was shot in the stomach and was rushed to the hospital where he died.

He was buried immediately according to Islamic rites.

See more photos of DCP Umar below.

R. Kelly's crisis manager announces he's stepping down, says he won't dare leave his daughter alone with the accused pedophile

R. Kelly's crisis manager, Darrell Johnson has announced he's stepping down from his position and would no longer work for the embattled singer.

"I step down as crisis manager for personal reasons. Mr. Kelly is in good hands with Mr. Greenberg," Johnson said, referring to Steve Greenberg, the criminal defense attorney who heads Kelly's legal team in Chicago.

The news comes hours after Johnson appeared on "CBS This Morning" and told co-host Gayle King that he would never leave his own daughter alone with an accused pedophile.

"I would not leave my daughter with anyone that's accused of being a pedophile. I would not."

Johnson also said during the interview that he was worried about Kelly, saying he was "a mess," scared and isolated. He also told King he thinks Kelly is on suicide watch.

The singer has been in solitary confinement with no access to television or contact with other people, Greenberg has said.

Kelly, 52, has been indicted on 18 counts; 13 in Illinois and five in New York that include sexual exploitation of a child and kidnapping.

The singer is set to be arraigned in a federal court in New York on August 2. He is scheduled to be in a federal court in Chicago on September 4 for a status hearing.

Future's bodyguard is punched unconscious; the rapper responds (video)

Future's bodygurad was punched unconscious on Monday in Ibiza and Future has now responded to explain what happened.

The bodyguard was with Future at the International Airport in Ibiza, Spain, when the attack took place. Future had just arrived the airport and was walking through the terminal when about 10 guys approached and asked for a photo.

Future, who was tired after just getting off a long flight, declined, saying: "Not today, guys."

But the men took offence and began hurling racial slurs at the rapper.

According to TMZ, Future's bodyguard stepped in and tried to block the guys so he can successfully get Future away from them and into his car. But the guys attacked the body guard and started beating him. One of the guys punched him from behind, allegedly with a rock, and he fell down and blacked out.

Reacting to the incident, Future wrote: "Basically these fake goons ask to suck my d**k for a picture I toldem NOOOOO...apparently they get angry and do sum sucker s**t."

He added: "I left the airport, they edit the video they filmed and sent it to blogs real real tuf guys ... what they did to security I didn't see period, I'm not a witness to anything...leave me out anything have to with this incident."

Watch the video of the assault below.

Future’s bodyguard got knocked out while in the UK, future didn’t help— BallerAlert (@balleralert) 22 July 2019

Why not strive to raise Nollywood to Hollywood standards - Daddy Freeze tells Desmond Elliot

Yesterday, Nollywood actor cum politician, Desmond Elliot came under fire after he called for the ban of foreign movies in Nigeria to enable the growth of the Nigerian Movie Industry.

The 45-year-old representing Surulere constituency at the Lagos State house of assembly spoke on the current situation of the country's Movie Industry.

According to him, the Federal Government should make it difficult for foreign content to come into the country so that local content from Nigeria can grow.

In his reaction, Daddy Freeze said, 'Dear Brother Desmond, I love you, but I’m not with you on this. I should be able to choose what I want to watch if I’m paying for it, shouldn’t I?
Why don’t you strive to raise Nollywood to Hollywood standards and then people will gravitate towards Nollywood naturally?'.
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