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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

FOCAC: Nigeria has benefited $5BN over in projects - President Buhari

Nigeria's partnership with China through the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) has resulted in the execution of vital infrastructure projects across the country, valued at over $5 billion in the last three years of the current administration.

President Buhari disclosed this on Tuesday in Beijing at the FOCAC Round Table meeting, attended by African leaders and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Highlighting specific projects under FOCAC, the President said through the Chinese support, Nigeria has impressively addressed significant challenges in the areas of infrastructure, human capacity development, power, transport, agriculture and humanitarian assistance.

According to him, ''For Nigeria, our partnership with China through the FOCAC platform, has resulted in the construction of the first urban rail system in West Africa. This $500 million project in Abuja was commissioned in July this year.”

The President also cited the construction and operation of the first rail system in Africa that uses modern Chinese standards and technology.

“This 180km rail line that connects Abuja and Kaduna was commissioned two years ago at a cost of $500 million. Today the rail line is functioning efficiently with no issues – indeed, a sign that Chinese technology is world class. Nigeria is leveraging Chinese funding to execute $3.4 billion worth of projects at various stages of completion.

These include the upgrading of airport terminals, the Lagos – Kano rail line, the Zungeru hydroelectric power project and fibre cables for our internet infrastructure. Furthermore, less than 3 months ago, Nigeria signed an additional $1billion loan from China for additional rolling stock for the newly constructed rail lines as well as road rehabilitation and water supply projects''.

The Nigerian leader said that the aforementioned projects had demonstrated the high level of consistency and commitment China has shown in boosting its relations with African countries under the umbrella of FOCAC.

''I am optimistic that this Summit will offer new opportunities that would build on these past achievements,” he said, adding that, ''Nigeria will continue to support the FOCAC initiative and also seek to key into the Belt and Road Initiative as an additional Chinese mechanism to build further cooperation in our quest for infrastructural and economic development.”

President Buhari dispelled insinuations about the so-called death trap by Chinese government on developing countries, insisting that Nigeria would be able to re-pay the loans. ''These vital infrastructure projects synchronize perfectly with our Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. Some of the debts incurred are self-liquidating. Our country is able to re-pay loans as and when due in keeping with our policy of fiscal prudence and sound housekeeping,'' he said.

Lady celebrates being celibate for two years but a man claiming to be her 'ex' doesn't agree

A lady took to Facebook to reveal that she will be celebrating two years without sex today. But a man jumped on her post to counter her claim.

The lady posted on Facebook:

Tomorrow am celebrating my two years without sex.

Pals ypou are invited to my place for the party!

W no easy!!!

But a man, who may or may not have had a relationship with her countered her celibacy claim, saying:

Smile, its not upto 2yrs u come to ph oh, am watching Tom an Jerry.

Following the man's comment, the lady's Facebook friends are now asking her for an explanation.

Gospel artiste, Lara George celebrates 14th wedding anniversary with her hubby

Award winning gospel singer, Lara George and husband, Gbenga celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary today.

The couple tied the knot in 2004 in Lagos and according to the singer, '14years today! Happy anniversary to me and my bobo! Seems like just yesterday when we started out. More grace, more joy, more love'.

Watch them sing love songs to eachother below.

Lovely new photos of JayJay Okocha, his wife and their children

Lovely family! See more photos below.

President Trump threatens to review of licences of NBC and CNN

Once again, U.S. President Donald Trump blasted CNN and NBC News in a tweet criticising NBC’s handling of a story on movie producer, Harvey Weinstein and suggesting a “look at their license”.

Trump has frequently criticised the U.S. news media for what he has said is unfair coverage of him. “I have long criticised NBC and their journalistic standards-worse than even CNN. Look at their license?” he tweeted.

NBC FAKE NEWS, which is under intense scrutiny over their killing the Harvey Weinstein story, is now fumbling around making excuses for their probably highly unethical conduct. I have long criticized NBC and their journalistic standards-worse than even CNN. Look at their license?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2018

Trump blasted NBC and other TV networks last October, calling their news “Fake” and suggesting he would “challenge” their licenses. Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel responded to Trump’s most recent tweet by posting the FCC rules on licensing. “One more time…this is not how it works,” she wrote on Twitter.

The FCC, an independent agency, does not issue licenses to individual networks but to local stations, including those directly owned by broadcasters such as Comcast through NBC. The agency has said the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution “expressly prohibits the commission from censoring broadcast matter” and that its role “in overseeing program content is very limited.”

"Women are better suited to leadership than men are" - MI Abaga says in new interview

Rapper MI Abaga is of the opinion that women make better leaders than men.

He said the reason for this is that women are trained to be responsible from a very young age, whereas it isn't always so with men. As a result, when women get to their late teens, they already know how to navigate life on their own but the men struggle. As a result, they try to lash out at their

We were raised in a society that elevates men and opresses women. Because women are oppressed, by the time they become like 18, 17 years old, they are better suited to leadership than men are.

A woman, from when she's seven years old, her mum is telling her, 'take this money, go to the market, come back, cook food... and this is training that most men don't receive.

So, by the time she gets to university or she's finishing secondary school, a woman knows how to manage her life. But men, we have no idea.

Then we starts dating, but we've been told that we're men. So here's somebody who could do a better job of managing your life, but because she's talking to you and because you feel as a woman she shouldn't do that to you, what do we do, we start to lash out, we start to oppress. All this pain and trauma gets instilled in our society and we carry it on.

Watch the video below.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended the annual WellChild Awards at The Royal Lancaster Hotel

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked amazing as they stepped out this evening to attend the WellChild Awards.

For years, Prince Harry has been a patron of WellChild, the national charity for seriously ill children and their families.

This evening's WellChild Awards celebrate young people who are seriously ill and those who make a difference in their lives. Prince Harry also reportedly handed out the award for Most Inspirational Child aged 4-6, and made a speech at the event. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also met with the children and their families before the reception.

For her first event with the charity, Meghan wore a black pantsuit by Altuzarra with a black blouse by Deitas. She paired the ensemble with a low bun and black pumps, and carried a small clutch by Stella McCartney.

Senator Smart Adeyemi’s daughter drags the heck out of Dino Melaye over his condolence visit after the death of her mother

Its a known fact that former Kogi West Senator, Smart Adeyemi and his successor, Dino Melaye are sworn political enemies.

Both men don't see eye to eye. However, Senator Smart Adeyemi’s wife, Yemisi died a few days ago and Dino Melaye decided to stop by at the Adeyemi residence to offer condolences.

Sadly his gesture was not appreciated as Deola Smart, daughter of the deceased woman, took to social media to call him out and even threaten to deal with him if he ever comes to their house again.

See all her messages below...

Police IG apologises to Edwin Clark over 'unauthorized and Illegal' raid of his house, orders the detention of four officers

Police IG apologises to Edwin Clark?over Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has apologised to elder statesman, Edwin Clark over the raid of his house on Tuesday. The IG sent a delegation of senior police officers, led by DIG Habila Joshak (DIG DOPs), alongside some commissioners of police to visit the elder statesman and apologize on behalf of the Nigeria Police Force and the IGP. According to a statement by DCP Jimoh Moshood, Acting Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, the apology was for "the misconducts of the said Police personnel and the attendant embarrassment the search has caused on the elder statesman and his family”. See the full statement below... IGP sends high powered delegation of a DIG and other Senior Police Officers to apologize to the Elder statesman Further to the earlier Press Statement from the Nigeria Police Force on the directives of the Inspector General of Police for immediate detention and Investigation of the Four(4) Police Personnel (including a Senior Police Officer) and an informant involved in the unauthorized, illegal and unprofessional misconduct in the Search of Chief Edwin Clark’s Residence in Asokoro, Abuja, today 4th September, 2018. 2. The IGP as stated in the Press Statement was not aware and did not authorize the search and has therefore sent a delegation of Senior Police Officers, led by DIG HABILA JOSHAK (DIG DOPs) along with some Commissioners of Police who visited the Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark and apologized on behalf of the Nigeria Police Force and the IGP for the misconducts of the said Police Personnel and the attendant embarrassment the search has caused on the Elder Statesman and his family. The delegation was received by Chief Edwin Clark and the apology was accepted by him. 3. Furthermore, the Inspector General of Police has directed that while the Four (4) Police Personnel are in Detention and being investigated and tried within the Force Disciplinary Procedures before appropriate punishments are meted out to them, the IGP has directed the immediate parade of the informant(Suspect) on Wednesday 5th September, 2018 in the presence of the press and the public, before his prompt arraignment and prosecution in Court. Ag. DCP JIMOH MOSHOOD FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER FORCE HEADQUARTERS ABUJA

"Beyonce, I love you and there’s nothing you can do about it" Matthew Knowles says as he wishes his superstar daughter a happy birthday

Beyonce's father joined in wishing his daughter a happy birthday as she turned +1 yesterday and he made sure to remind her of his love for her, irrespective of the strain in their relationship.

The father and daughter's relationship suffered after he cheated on their mother and they had to get a divorce. But Matthew Knowles didn't let that stop him from celebrating her. He also wouldn't let it stop him from loving her.

Taking to Instagram, he wrote:

Help me wish my first born @beyonce happy birthday! You are one of the greatest gifts God has given to me. I love you and there’s nothing you can do about it!! ?
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