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Face of the week (Babayemi Busayo Titilope)

 Name:Babayemi  Busayo Titilope D.O.B- May 11 1995  State of Origin- Iluomoba Ekiti  Discipline- Mass Communication Interests: changing people's life positively, keeping people informed and enlightened About me:simple, easy going, jovial Favourite artiste;Beyonce  Favourite song:walk walk Hobbies: Listening to music, reading novel, traveling Best colour :Blue  What is your favorite activity and why do you love it :listening to music. It inspires me What is your favorite activity and why do you love it :listening to music. It inspires me  Who is your all-time role model, why;Gani Fawehinmi. During his life time he was fearless, he fights 4 d poor nd won so many cases he will  forever be one of the greatest SAN in history.  What would u like to say to your fans , friends and family? I really appreciate everyone of u for your prayers, love, supports and for having faith in me and also

How I Started My ‘Accent’ – Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana

Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana has in a recent interview revealed how his faux-accent started. The Nigerian Artiste who is a law graduate and a Barrister revealed that the accent started with his siblings. He added that his sisters could do a better representation of the accent than him. The rapper revealed this in a chat with ‘The Bigger Friday Show’. he also opened up on his law career before making a full switch to music revealing that he represented clients in court for two years before the full time switch.

We ‘ll recover looted fund to rebuild economy, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration is bent on recovering the funds stolen from the public purse by some corrupt public office holders to rehabilitate the collapsed economy of the nation. The president said this in his address read at the swearing-in-ceremony of 2016 Batch ‘A’ members of the National Youth Service Corps on Friday at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Ede, Osun State. The address was read on behalf of the President by the Permanent Secretary, Osun State Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security  and Youth Engagement, Dr. Isaac Aluko. The President lamented the high rate of youth unemployment in the country but said his administration would do everything possible to rebuild the economy and create jobs for the youths to contribute their quotas to the development of their fatherland. Buhari, who said the NYSC had continued to be attractive to young graduates across the country despite the temporary challenge of insecurity said there were in

‘It is only those involved in the hoarding and diverting of petroleum products that will be arrested’ – Nigerian Police

In a new statement released, the Nigerian Police have clarified their position on a statement released days ago which implied that IGP Arase had ordered Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, Commissioners of Police & other officers to arrest anybody found selling petroleum products in plastic containers. Apparently, the directive was to arrest those involved in hoarding and diversion of fuel. The statement reads, “IGP ORDERS THE ARREST, PROSECUTION OF PERSONS HOARDING AND DIVERTING PETROLEUM PRODUCTS Further to the Nigeria Police Force directives on the activities of unscrupulous elements who engage in illegal sale of petroleum products, there is need to make some clarification that the directive was specifically targeted at those who are involved in hoarding and diverting the petroleum products. However, those with genuine intention to use the products for their legal and genuine business are allowed to purchase the products. The IGP emphasized that no

Saraki faces fresh charges, appeals CCT ruling

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Thursday pleaded not guilty to amended 16 counts preferred against him by the Federal Government before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The amendment to the original 13 counts added fresh Counts 3, 14 and 16 . He was accused in Count 3 of abusing his office between October 2006 and May 2007 while he was the Kwara State Governor. Under Count 3, the prosecution accused Saraki of obtaining a loan from the Guaranty Trust Bank to acquire the properties known as No. 17A and 17B McDonald, Ikoyi, Lagos in the aggregate sum of N497,200,000. He was said to have bought the properties from the Implementation Committee of the Federal Government Landed Properties. He allegedly repaid the loan to GTB through various lodgments made into his account on his behalf by his aides when he was Governor of Kwara State and his account officer using funds which he allegedly handed over to them in cash at Kwara State Government House, GRA, Ilori

N23.29b bribery scandal: EFCC goes after oil chiefs, as bank, INEC officials refund N408.7m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is perfecting plans to arrest some top oil barons suspected to have pooled over $115m (N23, 299,705,000 billion) to bribe some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to alter the results of 2015 Presidential Election. One of the suspected oil barons, name withheld, Ripples Nigeria gathered, had reported at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja for interrogation on Thursday night but was asked to go to the commission’s office in Lagos for questioning. Ripples Nigeria investigation revealed that the EFCC has so far recovered N408.7million from some of the beneficiaries of the slush funds. The breakdown showed that the management of Fidelity Bank has refunded N49.7million which was made as profit from the disbursement of the N23.29billion provided by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. This is just as some former and serving INEC officials in Oyo and Ogun State

EFCC begins manhunt for Diezani’s son

Eniola akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has launched a manhunt for Ugonna, son to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. This is in connection with the alleged disbursement of money to INEC officials and election monitors in the build-up to the presidential election. According to sources at the EFCC, Ugonna is the key to arresting all those involved in the case. EFCC officials had stated that Diezani’s son served as a middleman between the ex-minister and the bank MD. A senior official, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said, “We have launched a manhunt for Ugonna, who the suspects said was the one who drew up a list of individuals, who should be given the N23bn ($115m). “We don’t know exactly where he is but we will get him. He needs to explain his role in the sharing of the money because the bank officials have been mentioning his name since they were brought in.” Ugonna i

#NigeriaEconomy: Murray-Bruce under attack over comments

The senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district, Ben Murray-Bruce had on Thursday come under attack following a series of tweets he posted on this tweeter handle bothering on the current state of the economy. Murray-Bruce wrote, “Our economy needs fixing before it is too late or the elite must turn their homes to prisons by building big walls protect us from the people.   “We in government must cut our coat according to our cloth. If we are not producing wealth for Nigeria we should not be consuming wealth from her! ” If we in government don’t want our houses to be prisons that lock us in, we better begin providing good governance and rein in our greed! “ Although some Nigerians agree with him on some of the things he said, some said since he was part of the Senate, they are not doing Nigeria any good. A user @PaulBarde asked if the senate was fixing the economy by buying exotic cars. He wrote, “Is the senate fixing the economy by buying exotic ca

Nigerian Army responds to non-payment of soldiers allowances

The Nigerian Army has explained the reasons behind the non-payment of soldiers' allowance in the last six months. According to the statement issued by Army Acting Director of Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman: "The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to some stories going round the media circles with the title “Disquiet in the war front as soldiers complain of unpaid allowance” alleging that there was problem in the Nigerian Army due to non-payment of allowances to some soldiers serving in the North East. In particular, they were alleging non-payment of outstanding peacekeeping operations allowance of troops that served in Guinea Bissau under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States and operation allowances to some troops in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations, among others. The issues contained in such publications are not true nor correct. While some media treated the matter professionally, giving t

No budget that has to come to Senate in the last 5 years that wasn't padded- Senator Omoworare

Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Business tweeted this this morning ......... 

First Bank set to sack 1000 of its workers

First Bank set to sack 1000 of its workers  First Bank of Nigeria is planning to sack at least 1000 of its staff. According to Bloomberg, the plan to cut jobs is as a result of the banks 82% loss in profit after its financial year ending for 2015. The bank also plans to focus less on providing loans to the oil industry as part of measures to increase its profit for the year 2016.

See survey showing states with outstanding salaries & pension arrears

This survey is compiled by BudgIT, Nigeria's civic tech organisation. Righ survey showes states with pension arrears...

'Arms deal scandal is $15bn and not $2.1bn' - EFCC source claims

A top official in EFCC says contrary to reports, the arms deal scandal is $15 billion not $2.1billion. Daily Trust reports that the EFCC official who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the $2.1 billion that has been linked to former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, is just one transaction out of the $15 billion arms deal fraud; “The actual amount involved in the arms deal is $15 billion. The $2.1 billion was just one transaction out of it. Majority of the companies involved in the arms deal are owned by serving military officers. They registered these companies using the names of their cronies. Despite the fact that they returned some money, we are still going to prosecute them,” he said.

Poor electricity supply: My children are also suffering the effects- Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says his children are also facing the effects of the poor electricity supply presently being experienced in the country. He said they suffer from heat rashes, sweat a lot and also wonder what exactly he, as the minister in charge of power, is doing about the electricity challenge. Fashola said this while speaking on Channels TV  yesterday "It's a very hot season of the year. I see my children too sweating, having heat rash and they look at me like what are you doing about this thing. Let me be very clear, this problem can be solved. It needs detailed and methodical approach. First work to do is to supply more gas because without gas, I am like a generator owner who can't get fuel, so I can't power my plants. There are errors of planning of yesterday but they are errors that can be corrected"he said.

Chad's President Idriss Déby Itno wins fifth term in Office

63 year old Incumbent Chadian President, Idriss Deby Itno, has been declared winner of the country's presidential elections. The Electoral body said Deby won by 61.56% of votes cast. This would be his fifth term in office after he took power via a coup 26 years ago. Mr Idriss Deby's supporters celebrated by firing guns into the air in the central square in the capital, N'Djamena.

Some of the IDPs are orphaned children and they don't know where they came from - President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said his administration has begun the process of putting together comprehensive data on all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Nigerian refugees with a view to speeding up their resettlement. The President stated this while receiving the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power, at the Presidential Villa, on Thursday, April 21.  President Buhari said that the compilation of reliable data on the IDPs and refugees was being handled by designated Federal Government agencies, the military and other security agencies. "We have frightening indices of the number of people and the situation in the IDP camps across the country. And in spite of the government’s efforts and the hospitality of individuals and organizations, the situation needs better handling. "A large segment of the IDPs are mostly women and children. Some of the children are orphaned and don’t know where they came from.

Mother who held down teenage daughter as her partner raped her - sentenced to years in prison

A mother who held her teen daughter down as her ex-convict partner raped her has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a court in Australia. This happened on the eve of the teenager's 15th birthday and it was her mother who even took her pants off. During the trial, it was revealed that she had whispered in her daughter’s ear as she resisted & begged them to stop, that her partner wished to have sex with her the night before her 15th birthday. After the rape, the pair threatened the girl to keep quiet and it had traumatic impact on her. The couple were found guilty of two counts of rape each and were both handed down a sentence of three years on count one, and seven years on count two, to be served concurrently.

Wizkid Has Been Begging Me Since Friday, Linda ikeji Writes Again

So, I am going to write about this Wizkid matter for the very last time. Anything else after this will no longer concern me. So Wizkid and I met with the Commissioner of Police today and when the Commissioner asked me what I wanted them to do with the case…I told him that I wanted peace. And the reason why I insisted on peace and not to drag the matter further i.e go to court, is because Wizkid and his lawyers have been apologizing since Friday, up until today! I spoke with Wizkid through his lawyer on Friday April 15th where he tendered an apology to me and said he wasn’t a violent person, that he didn’t mean what he said, that it was just an emotional outburst. And then he asked for forgiveness. Please continue… Home  »  Celebrity News  » Wizkid Has Been Begging Me Since Friday, Linda ikeji Writes Again Wizkid Has Been Begging Me Since Friday, Linda ikeji Writes Again poshupdate April 19, 2016   Wizkid Has Been Begging Me Since Friday, Linda ikeji Writes Again 2016-04-1

Toyin Aimakhu addresses her relationship with Seun Egbegbe, says she wasnt kidnapped and wants to heal

Actress Toyin Aimakhu took to her IG page to address the kidnap incident that was reported with her ex Seun Egbegbe, and just wants to move on and heal in peace. Read what she wrote below: Permit me to use this medium to address a particular issue that has always affected me phsycologically, for the past months my name has not being not uttered with diffrent controvertial issues, both the truth and lies. Some find humour in it while some insult and curse me, i appreciate you all cause i believe its outta the love u all gat for me, but at this point i would say it has lingered for too long and does not seem funny anymore. I am human, i feel pain, i have not stolen from anyone, i have killed no one, i have not engaged my self in any shady relationship with no one. I was outta a marriage with someone i was so much in love with which left me traumatized. In the process of getting my life together and moving on quickly with my life i made another mistake of getting myself into anoth

Face of the week (Omojola Ololade aka lolly)

 Finally the face of the week is here I would like to just describe her a little she's so hardworking,meticulous,peace maker,calm,gentle and also cool less I forget she got fabulous dress sense, loves to make up and fun to be with, from Joseph Ayo Babalola and I think she deserve to be solaajayiirewole blog face of the week Enjoy.  Name:  Omojola Ololade D.O.B- 9th of september State of Origin- Ekiti State Discipline- Quantity Surveying Interests: Am a voracious reader About me: Am tall, slim ,cute. Am born to lead. Afrocentric. Favourite artiste; I don’t have a favourite artist but have got a couple of artists I listen to. My genres are R&B and Rock. I also listen to Raps from  Lecrae, J Cole and Eminem. Favourite song: My favourite is Guts over fear by Eminem ft sia. Hobbies: Reading, dancing, cooking, innovativity and creativity. Best colour : Purple, Blue and peach. What is your favorite activity and why do you love it : I love to r