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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Ifeanyi Ubah denies defecting to APC

Senator-Elect, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, has denied defecting from the Young Peoples Party YPP to APC. APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole, yesterday announced that the oil magnate had crossed over to their party. Ubah also laid credence to Oshiomole's claim after he attended a dinner President Buhari hosted in honor of all APC Senator elects last night.

However in a statement released this morning, Ubah said he has not defected to the ruling APC. The statement in part reads

"Yesterday I was in Lagos with the Leadership of the Senate and over 20 other senators- elect to brief the press , after the briefing I invited our trader brothers from Trade-fair Lagos to meet the senators over the tussles our brothers are having with BPE over their assets and the rumors of privatizing the market.

Luckily, Senate Leader and by God's grace, the incoming Senate President was the chairman that resolved BBA issues in 2011 with BPE( bureau of public enterprise) and made the recommendations that they are enjoying till date and he promised to swing into action immediately to resolve their current issues again and we left Lagos to Abuja for a dinner with Mr President and APC Senators and their caucus. In the dinner, the APC Chairman introduced me as a potential APC incoming Senator, this was his quote and his view of which he's doing well in marketing me but I know my mission and have not changed from my last statement of last week. The most important thing is that I'm caucusing with the ruling party and presently have more value as a YPP senator.

I am making this forum of my constituency, Nnewi North square as the only only medium to express my view and will advise those our brothers who delight in spreading false news or are happy in maligning characters to quickly desist from such. This is a time to think about what will benefit our constituency. I will always keep you Informed as things unfold but have it at the back of your heart that I won't be that cheap a senator .
Will forward videos of my activities in Lagos that concern our people which to me is a huge success.
God bless you all.
Dr Ifeanyi Ubah ( YPP Senator Elect)

UFC star Conor McGregor announces shock retirement from mixed martial arts

Irish UFC star, Conor McGregor, has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. Taking to Twitter, the former champion wrote;

Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today.
I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.
I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.
Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019

The controversial Irish fighter who is currently ranked 8th on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pound-for-pound list, leaves the sport with a 21-4-0 record, and UFC belts in two divisions.

The announcement comes just hours after an interview aired on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, where the father of two claimed he was in negotiations for an upcoming fight.

McGregor, told Fallon, "My next fight, we're in talks for July. We'll see what happens. A lot of politics going on. The fight game is a mad game but as I said again, to my fans I am in shape and I am ready."

OAP Dotun is forced by Nigerian Immigration to change his hair color before passport renewal (Photos)

Cool FM OAP, Do2dtn, took to his Instagram yesterday to express his frustration after he ran into trouble the Nigerian Immigration authorities over the colour of his hair during his passport renewal process.

He wrote: This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever experienced. How the hell does the color of my hair have to do with me getting a passport! Who comes up with these rules.

Shortly after, he took to his Instagram page again to share a photo of himself getting his hair dyed back to black and wrote: 'I pledge to NIGERIA ?? my country to be faithful, Loyal & honest, to serve Nigeria is by force o!.. I don kuku change am to BLACK!...

Check out this throwback photo of comedian I go Dye, I Go Save and singer Maleke

Check out this throwback photo of comedian I go Dye, I Go Save and singer Maleke
Days of humble beginnings.

Nine nurses in the same labour unit are all pregnant at the same time

Nine nurses who work in the labor and delivery unit at a hospital in Maine are all pregnant and are expecting their babies in the coming months.

Maine Medical Center made the announcement via Facebook on Monday. The Facebook post featured eight of the nine nurses and their bumps.

The pregnant nurses are expecting their babies throughout April and July.

Photos shared by the Portland hospital shows the nurses wearing their hospital scrubs and holding cards indicating their due dates.

The nurses are supporting each other during their pregnancies. WMTW-TV reports they plan to be there for each other's deliveries.

Nurse Erin Grenier said:

After each one of us started to say, 'We're pregnant,' I think it was a happier announcement each time, and we're all there for each other.

There's been times where we've been the patient. So it's been great to have each other either being our nurse or just being there for us, sending us a message, checking in on us making sure everything is okay.

The soon-to-be moms said it has been great to have so much support at work.

"It's really nice coming to work and seeing other people who are just as pregnant and watching their bellies pop and just talking about these experiences that we are going through together," nurse Amanda Spear said.

"I think that they tend to feel comforted and they also tend to find that it's a common ground between us," Registered Nurse Nicole Goldberg said to WGME.

"I don't think it hit home until we took a picture and it was on social media and we were getting all this attention," Registered Nurse Lonnie Soucie said. "And then it was like, 'Whoa, you weren't kidding!'"

The hospital says all nine of the women are registered nurses and say they are fully prepared to cover the shifts when all nine nurses are off on their maternity leave.

It is unconstitutional to allocate oil blocks to individuals, Falana writes President Buhari

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has written a letter to President Buhari, asking that oil blocks should henceforth not be allocated to “a select group of private individuals and foreigners”.

In a letter dated March 20 and addressed to Buhari, Falana said his request was based on an alleged decision by the federal government to revoke some oil blocks and marginal fields allocated to some individuals and companies during past administrations.

While commending President Buhari for the decision if true, the humanrights lawyer pointed it is “unconstitutional” to allocate the nation’s oil blocks in such a way that only few would have an unfair advantage.

“Our attention has been drawn to the decision of the Federal Government to revoke a number of oil blocks and marginal fields hitherto allocated to a few individuals as well as local and foreign corporate bodies by former military and civilian regimes in Nigeria,” the letter read.

“While commending Your Excellency for the courageous decision we urge the Federal government to desist from renewing the remaining licences of other oil block owners in the country.

“Having acquired the ‘entire property in and control or all minerals, mineral oils and natural gas in, under or upon any land in Nigeria or in, under or upon the territorial waters’ and vested same in the Federal Government on behalf of the people of Nigeria pursuant to section 44(3) of the Constitution it is inequitable, illegal and unconstitutional to allocate the nation’s oil blocks to a few individuals and corporate bodies including multinational corporations.

“Your Excellency may no doubt be aware that majority of the owners of the oil blocks belonging to the Nigerian people usually sub-lease them to offshore companies as they lack the fund and the technical expertise to develop the oil and gas industry.

“By merely collecting huge rents the oil block owners become stupendously rich while the federal, state and local governments depend on loans and bailout to pay salaries and carry out basic infrastructural development of the country.

“Thus, by allocating oil blocks to a few individuals and corporate bodies the Federal Government has violated Section 16(2)(c) of the Constitution which provides that ‘the economic system is not operated in such a manner as to permit the concentration of wealth or the means of production and exchange in the hands of few individuals or of a group’.

“In view of the foregoing, we urge Your Excellency to restrict the allocation of oil blocks including marginal fields to the Federal Government and the governments of the 36 states of the Federation.

“This request is in line with Section 16 (1) (b) of the Constitution which has mandated the Nigerian State to ‘control the national economy in such manner as to secure the maximum welfare, freedom and happiness of every citizen on the basis of social justice and equality of status and opportunity'' he said

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