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Dollar rise continuously by RS1.50


The US dollar continues to grow stronger against the rupee as it had so far gained another Rs1.50 in inter-bank rate during early trading on Tuesday, Noble Reporters Media

It means the dollar is now available for Rs165.58 after the starting from the previous day’s level of Rs164.08.

On Monday, the dollar was up by 98 paisas by the end of the trading as it closed at Rs164.08 in inter-bank rate. It was available for Rs164 in open market with a gain of 50 paisas.

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Same was the case with euro and the pound sterling as both made substantial gains in the open market against the local currency.

The euro had reached the level of Rs182.77 after gaining Rs1.80, while the pound was available for Rs203.50 with a gain of Rs2.50.


#Newsworthy…

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COVID-19: Over 10,500 cases begin ‘June’ as Nigeria record 416 new infections.


NCDC record fresh terrible number of cases.

On the 1st of June 2020, 416 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

Till date, 10578 cases have been confirmed, 3122 cases have been discharged and 299 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory

The 416 new cases are reported from 20 states – Lagos (192), Edo (41), Rivers (33), Kaduna (30), Kwara (23), Nasarawa (18), Borno (17), FCT (14), Oyo (10), Katsina (7), Abia (5), Delta (5), Adamawa (4), Kano (4), Imo (3), Ondo (3), Benue(2), Bauchi(2), Ogun (2), Niger (1)

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Lagos-192
Edo-41
Rivers-33
Kaduna-30
Kwara-23
Nasarawa-18
Borno-17
FCT-14
Oyo-10
Katsina-7
Abia-5
Delta-5
Adamawa-4
Kano-4
Imo-3
Ondo-3
Benue-2
Bauchi-2
Ogun-2
Niger-1


#Newsworthy…

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Tobi Bakare inspires in ‘Old Greek’ as he clock 26. [Photos]


The reality star took to his Instagram to celebrate the day, sharing photos of himself channeling the old Greeks in quite the fruitful photo.

Talha, the Hebrew name meaning “a fruitful tree from heaven,” Tobi writes is his name, and he plans to uphold that for the rest of his life.

Talha, A fruitful tree from heaven. A tree that provides shade and fruits for others. That’s my name and that is the purpose I want to uphold for the rest of my life.
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How time flies, I remain grateful to God, family, friends and everybody I have happened to cross path with. It’s been different layers when it comes to the story of my life.

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I can’t underestimate the positive influence a lot of people have had in shaping me to the person I have become and attaining the level of success thus far.
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It is happy birthday to me and a big thank you to everybody who has been a part of my journey. The road to 30 looks more adventurous, daring and pregnant. More than ever, your support and prayers are needed for the days ahead. Parting with old ways, breaking new grounds, forming new relationships and habits!

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I am so excited for the next chapter… For those who are a part of the journey, for those watching from the sidelines, its about to get beautiful!!!
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STRAP UP!

Happy birthday to him!

– Tobi Bakare dress in greek’s attire to celebrate his 26th birthday.

#Newsworthy…

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Nigerian Barbie share Bikini Photos on ‘New Month’ celebration.


Port Harcourt-based crossdresser, Daniel Anthony aka Jay boogie, shared hot bikini photos on his Instagram page.

The fast-rising crossdresser is pictured in a two-piece bikini in a post to wish his followers a happy new month.


#Newsworthy. .

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MP3: Superwozzy – Gratitude (ft. Barry Jhay) | Lyrics

Talented Nigerian song rapper, Superwozzy is here with this classic song titled “Gratitude” which features the popular singer, Barry Jhay.

The song was produced by iambeatz.


Year: 2020

Song: Gratitude

Artist: Superwozzy

Album: N/A

Feat: Barry Jhay

Prod: IAmBeatz



ft barry jhay

Lyrics•


#NobleSong

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Churches, Mosques to begin service?


The Federal Government has relaxed the restriction placed on churches, mosques and other places of worship as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, announced this during the daily briefing of the panel on Monday.

Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to Government of the Federation, said the ban on inter-state travel is still in place. Effective Tuesday, the Federal Government on Monday announced that the nationwide curfew remains in place but with a new timing of 10pm—4am.

It has also approved the full opening of the financial sector – normal working hours for banks.

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It has approved the restricted opening of places of worship, (regular church and mosque services only), to be based on State Governments protocols.

It also said hotels are now free to operate but within the protocol guidelines released.

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The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on coronavirus (COVID-19), Dr. Sani Aliyu said this at the daily briefing of the task force.

The chairman of the PTF and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said President Muhammadu Buhari approved the recommendations of the PTF.

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He said: “After considering all factors mentioned above, the PTF submitted its recommendations and the President has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June, 2020, subject to review-:

Based on the overall assessment, including available data on the public health considerations and resultant economic impacts, the PTF is of the opinion that Nigeria is ready to allow SCIENCE and DATA determine her cautious advancement into the second phase of the eased lockdown for a period of four (4) weeks.

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​After considering all factors mentioned above, the PTF submitted its recommendations and the President has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June, 2020, subject to review-:
i. Cautious advance into the Second Phase of the national response to COVID-19;

ii. Application of science and data to guide the targeting of areas of on-going high transmission of COVID-19 in the country;

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iii. Mobilisation of all resources at State and Local Government levels to create public awareness on COVID 19 and improve compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions within communities;

iv. Sustenance of key non-pharmaceutical interventions that would apply nationwide and include:

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a) Ban of gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace;

b) Relaxation of restriction on places of Worship based on guidelines issued by the PTF and Protocols agreed by State Governments

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c) Managed access to markets and locations of economic activity to limit the risk of transmission;

d) Ban on inter-state travels except for movement of agricultural produce, petroleum products, manufactured goods and essential services;

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e) Mandatory use of non-medical face masks in public places;

f) Mandatory provision of handwashing facilities/sanitisers in all public places;

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g) Extensive temperature checks in public places;

h) Maintaining 2 metres between people in public places;

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i) Strengthening infection prevention and control at healthcare facilities;

j) Isolation of vulnerable populations (elderly and those with underlying health conditions)

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k) Massive information and education campaigns.​

v. Deepening of collaborative efforts with the community leaders, civil society, faith-based organisations, traditional institutions, etc;

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vi. Continuous mobilisation of State governments to take up greater role in the implementation of the guidelines and advisories provided by the PTF;

vii. Continued provision of support by the NCDC to States through guidelines to shape decision-making in responding to high burden LGAs and Wards; and

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viii. Easing the total lockdown of Kano State and introduction of Phase One of the Eased Lockdown.

22.​Ladies and gentlemen, this is still a fight for life and our advancement to phase two does not mean that COVID-19 has ended. It is still potent and highly wasteful of human lives. I implore all Nigerians and corporate citizens to take responsibility and play the expected role.


#Newsworthy…

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George Floyd’s Death: Joe Biden Meet With Black Leaders.


Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden denounced Donald Trump’s presidency and the gnawing problems of racism and inequality in the United States, during a meeting with black religious and political leaders in the wake of unarmed African American George Floyd’s death at the hands of police.

“The band aid has been ripped off this pandemic and this president,” Biden said, referring to the coronavirus, which has claimed disproportionately more lives among blacks and Hispanics, and his billionaire Republican rival’s attitude toward minorities.

“Nobody can pretend any longer what this is all about,” said Biden, who sought to present himself as a unifier at the meeting hosted by a church in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.

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“Hate just hides. Doesn’t go away. And when you have somebody in power who breathes oxygen into the hate under the rocks, it comes out from under the rocks,” he said.

“It matters what the president says,” Biden added. “It encourages people to bring out the vitriol.”

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The 77-year-old Biden, who served as president Barack Obama’s vice president, recalled Trump’s comments after clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 between white supremacists and anti-racist counterprotesters.

A white supremacist had rammed his vehicle into a crowd of demonstrators, killing a young woman.

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But the president said there were “very fine people on both sides.”

Biden promised the black leaders at the meeting that, if elected in November, he would create a police oversight commission in his first hundred days in office.

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Wearing a mask and taking notes after a prayer was said, Biden mostly listened in silence for about an hour as audience members spoke, some about the death in Minneapolis last week of George Floyd, who lost consciousness as a police officer pinned him down with a knee on his neck.

Several participants urged Biden to choose a black running mate, who would become the nation’s first African American vice president, if he won.

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“I promise you there are multiple African American candidates who are being considered,” he said.

It was the first time Biden had participated in person in such a public gathering since mid-March, when the coronavirus pandemic abruptly paralyzed his campaign.


#Newsworthy…

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FG Allege; Every Student should know this as schools resume..


The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 made this known during its daily briefing on Monday.

While giving an update on the PTF announcement, the Personal Assistant on New Media to @MBuhari, Bashir Ahmad, tweeted, “For now, all the schools are to remain closed, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 announces the directive.

The Federal Government has said that schools would remain closed “for now”.

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“The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has requested the Aviation Industry to start developing protocols for domestic flights to possibly resume from June 21.

“The interstate travel remains prohibited except for goods and essential travel, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 announces.”


#Newsworthy…

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Uwaila’s Rape: IGP Adamu vow to bring killer to book.


The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reacted to the news of the rape and gruesome murder of Uwaila Omozuwa, the 100-level student of the University of Benin.

In a statement released this afternoon by the force spokesperson, Frank Mba, the police chief vowed to ensure the perpetrators of the dastard act are brought to book.

According to the statement, additional investigation aids and forensic support have been drafted to Edo state to help expedite actions in the ongoing investigation into the unfortunate incident.

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”As part of deliberate and concerted efforts by the Nigeria Police High Command to unravel the circumstances surrounding the brutal attack and unfortunate death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa in Benin, Edo State on 28th and 30th May, 2020 respectively, the Inspector General of Police has deployed additional investigations aids and forensic support to Edo State Police Command to complement and expedite actions in the ongoing investigations into the unfortunate incident.

The IGP, while condemning the attack, commiserates with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. He calls for calm and assures that the Force will surely bring the perpetrators of the callous act to book in the shortest possible time.” the statement reads.


#Newsworthy…

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Uwaila’s Rape: Apostle Suleman to gift anyone with killer’s info N1M


It should be recalled that Vera Uwaila was recently murdered by some unidentified rapists in an RCCG branch in Benin, Edo State.

The news of her death was met with condemnation and protests because she was reportedly raped to death while reading in a Church.


#Newsworthy…

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Obaseki visit Buhari in Aso Villa.


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Personal Assistant on New Media to the President, Bashir Ahmad, announced this via his Twitter handle.

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He said, “President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Governor of Edo State, His Excellency, Godwin Obaseki this afternoon, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.”

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Newsmen reports that eight governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, on Sunday, held a meeting with the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, at the State House Marina, Lagos State to make a case for Obaseki.

It was gathered that the governors were at the closed-door meeting to seek Tinubu’s intervention in the search for a truce in the political conflict between Obaseki and his godfather, the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole.


#Newsworthy…

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Just in: External Reserves rise by $734M in single week


Nigeria’s external reserves expanded by $732.656 million or 2.1% in the one week period between 21st to 28th May 2020, data published by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday have revealed.

In between the periods, the international reserves grew from $35.765 billion to $36.499 billion, marking the fourth straight week it would rise in a row.

Nigeria’s external reserves have maintained an upward trend since the end of April when the International Monetary Fund disbursed a credit facility of $3.46 billion to the country under its Rapid Finance Instrument Facility “to meet the urgent balance of payment needs stemming from the outbreak of the COVID-19.”

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The reserves, which contracted by $11.75 billion or 26% within ten months from 10th June 2019 when the balance was $45.175 billion, began an upward trend from $33.427 billion on 29th April.

Between then and 28th May, it posted a $3.072 billion appreciation translating to 9.1% growth.

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Africa’s largest economy has in recent months seen a substantial plunge in crude oil receipts, which account for around 90% of its foreign exchange earnings and roughly 60% of government’s revenue on account of record oil crash at the international market.

Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed on 21st May projected the oil-dependent economy would shrink by 8.9% this year in a worst case scenario without stimulus.


#Newsworthy…

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Buhari is driving Nigeria to destruction – Umar.


Abubakar Dangiwa Umar is not a stranger to stirring up a hornet’s nest. He has walked this path for most of his adult life. The cost has been huge. His promising military career was cut short. And he quit as a colonel.

From speaking against the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election to opposing Gen. Sani Abacha’s dictatorship and President Olusegun Obasanjo’s third term bid, Umar has remained a thorn in the flesh of public perpetrators of inequity and injustice.

Umar yesterday called out President Muhammadu Buhari for dividing the nation along ethnic and religious lines, warning that lopsided appointments in government would spell doom for the country’s unity.

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In an open letter to President Buhari, Umar said the country was near the precipice as a result of his alleged unpopular policies that have undermined the unity of the country. He warned that unless the Buhari’s administration changed its style of governance, Nigeria might further be faced with crisis.

In the letter titled “Mr. President, Please Belong To All Of Us”, the former state military administrator said: “At this time and in the light of all that have happened since you took office, any conversation with you Mr. President cannot gloss over the chaos that has overtaken appointments into government offices in your administration.

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“All those who wish you and the country well must mince no words in warning you that Nigeria has become dangerously polarized and risks sliding into crisis on account of your administration’s lopsided appointments which continues to give undue preference to some sections of the country over others.
“Nowhere is this more glaring than in the leadership cadre of our security services. Mr. President, I regret that there are no kind or gentle words to tell you that your skewed appointments into the offices of the federal government, favouring some and frustrating others, shall bring ruin and destruction to this nation.”

Umar quoted Sheikh UsmanDan Fodio as saying that “One of the swiftest ways of destroying a kingdom is to give preference of one particular tribe over another or show favour to one group of people rather than another. And to draw near those who should be kept away and keep away those who should be drawn near”.

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Umar continues in the letter:” I have been prompted to write you this open letter, Mr. President, by the loud sounds of drums, singing and dancing that erupted within many groups in the last few days on the grounds that you attained the 5th year in office as president of Nigeria. It comes as no surprise that enthusiasm for the celebration is not shared equally by segments of the public. While your admirers and supporters believe you have performed well, many others believe the five years you have been in office as our President has not met the yearnings, expectations and change promised Nigerians.

“Mr. President, you know me well enough and my position on issues to realize that I can be neither a rabid supporter nor a fanatical opponent of yours. I believe being a responsible citizen is enough reason to wish you well and to work for your success. As we have seen all too clearly these past few years, your success is ours as is your failure. We swim or sink with you!

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“You might wish to recall that after the results of the 23rd of February 2019 presidential elections were announced, giving you victory, I addressed a press conference during which I urged the runner-up, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to concede defeat. The reason was clear: tensions were running high and little missteps by the leaders might ignite violence, as often happened after major elections. Some supporters of Abubakar Atiku disagreed with me and told me off. As it happened, Alhaji Atiku went ahead to mount a legal challenge to the outcome of the elections up to the Supreme Court. Mercifully, his actions did not result in outbreak of violence as we feared.

“At the same occasion, I counselled the declared winner, your good self, to use the opportunity of your second term to redeem your pledge of being a leader and president of all Nigerians. On the occasion of the first-year anniversary into your second four-year term, I feel there is an urgent need to revisit this subject matter.

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“Mr. President, you have often expressed the hope that history will be kind to you. It is within your competence to write that history. But you have less than three years in which to do it. You may wish to note that any authentic history must be devoid of myth. It will be a true, factual rendition of the record of your performance.

“And truth be told, Mr. President, there are quite a lot of things that speak to your remarkable accomplishments, not least of which is that for the first time in our democratic history, a sitting president was defeated. That feat was achieved by Muhammadu Buhari. The reason was the public belief of you as a man of integrity.

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“The corollary to this is that at the expiration of your 8-year tenure in 2023, your achievements will not be measured solely by the physical infrastructure your administration built. An enduring legacy would be based on those intangible things like how much you uplifted the spirit and moral tone of the nation. How well have you secured the nation from ourselves and from external enemies?
“I need not remind you, Mr. President, that our political history is replete with great acts of exemplary leadership which, at critical moments, managed to pull this nation back from the precipice and assured its continued existence.”

He mentioned some examples of how the country survived difficult moments in history.

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“In February, 1965, the NPC-led Federal Government was faced with a decision to appoint a successor to the outgoing Nigerian Army General Officer Commanding (GOC), General Welby Everard, a Briton. Four most senior officers were nominated; namely, Brigadiers Aguiyi Ironsi, Ogundipe, Ademulegun and Maimalari. The first three were senior to Maimalari but he was deemed to be the most qualified due to his superior commission. He was the first Sandhurst Regular trained officer in the Nigerian Army.

“His being a Muslim northerner like the Minister of Defence, Alhaji Muhammadu Ribadu, and the Prime Minister, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, granted him added advantage by today’s standards. But to the surprise of even the Igbo, and opposition from some senior NPC members, Minister Ribadu recommended Ironsi, pointing to his seniority. The prime minister concurred and Aguiyi Ironsi was confirmed as the first indigenous GOC of the Nigerian Army.

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“When on 13 February 1976, the Commander-in-Chief, General Murtala Muhammed, was assassinated in a failed coup de tat, General Olusegun Obasanjo, his deputy and the most senior officer at the time, was sworn in as his successor. The Chief of Army Staff, General T.Y Danjuma, a northern Christian, was next in line to succeed Obasanjo as the Chief of Staff, SHQ and Deputy Commander in Chief. General Danjuma, however, waived his right and recommended a much junior officer, Lt. Col. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, for the post. Shehu was promoted two steps up to the rank of Brigadier and appointed Chief of Staff, SHQ and Deputy Commander-in-Chief. Lt. Col. Muhammadu Buhari was appointed Minister of Petroleum. This was done to placate Muslim North which was deemed to have lost one of its own, Murtala Muhammed.

“Both the chief of staff, Mr. Sunday Awoniyi, and Dr. Ishaya Audu, the personal physician to the Premier of Northern Nigeria, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, a direct descendant of Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio, were Christians.”

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Umar continued: “Barely nine years after the civil war in 1979, the NPN Presidential candidate, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, picked an Igbo, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, as his running mate. They enjoyed a truly brotherly relationship as president and vice president. President Shagari’s political advisor, Dr.Chuba Okadigbo, and National Assembly Liaison Assistant, Dr. K.O Mbadiwe, were both Igbo. His economic advisor, Prof. Emmanuel Edozien and his Chief of Personnel Staff Dr. Michael Prest, were of Niger Delta extraction. Remarkably, all his military service chiefs were Christians with the exception of his last Chief Army Staff, General Inuwa Wushishi under whose tenure he was removed in a military coup de tat.

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“Mr. President, as a witness and beneficiary, it is our expectation that you would emulate these great acts of statesmanship. Which is why we have continued to engage with you. You may wish to recall that I had cause to appeal to you, to confirm Justice Onnoghen as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria a few days before the expiration of his three months tenure of acting appointment to be replaced by a Muslim northerner. We were saved that embarrassment when his nomination was sent to the senate by the then acting President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo.

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“When he was finally confirmed a few days to the end of his tenure, he was removed after a few months and replaced by Justice Muhammed, a Muslim from the north. May I also invite the attention of Mr. President to the pending matter of appointment of a Chief Judge of the Nigerian Court of Appeal which appears to be generating public interest. As it is, the most senior judge, Justice Monica Dongban Mensem, a northern Christian, is serving out her second three-month term as acting Chief Judge without firm prospects that she will be confirmed substantive head. I do not know Justice Mensem but those who do attest to her competence, honesty and humility.

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“She appears eminently qualified for appointment as the substantive Chief Judge of the Court of Appeal as she is also said to be highly recommended by the National Judicial Council. If she is not and is bypassed in favour of the next in line who happens to be another northern Muslim, that would be truly odd. In which case, even the largest contingent of PR gurus would struggle to rebut the charges that you, Mr. President, is either unwilling or incapable of acting on your pledge to belong to everyone — and to no one. I hope you would see your way into pausing and reflecting on the very grave consequences of such failure not just to your legacy but to the future of our great country.”


#Newsworthy…

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FG further reduces petrol pump price.


The Nigerian government has announced a slight reduction in the pump price of petrol.

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) gave the new approval.

The latest directive was contained in a circular to fuel marketers.

A band N2 has been removed from the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).

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One litre will now sell for between N121.50 to N123.50.

The PPPRA had on March 31 fixed a price band of N123.50 to N125 per litre.


#Newsworthy…

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Facebook to fight racism, injustice – Mark Zuckerberg reveal.


Mark Zuckerberg has revealed plans to use his platform to combat racial injustice as he spoke about racism and police brutality.

Mark Zuckerberg reveals plans to use Facebook to combat racial injustice

The Facebook founder made this known as he mourned the murder of, not just George Floyd, but also Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others.

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Mark Zuckerberg reacted to the deaths of a number of African Americans resulting from police brutality and he disclosed the efforts he’s making to use his platform to combat racial injustice.

He condemned police brutality saying it “reminds us how far our country has to go to give every person the freedom to live with dignity and peace.” He wrote;

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“The pain of the last week reminds us how far our country has to go to give every person the freedom to live with dignity and peace. It reminds us yet again that the violence Black people in America live with today is part of a long history of racism and injustice. We all have the responsibility to create change.

“We stand with the Black community — and all those working towards justice in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and far too many others whose names will not be forgotten.

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“To help in this fight, I know Facebook needs to do more to support equality and safety for the Black community through our platforms. As hard as it was to watch, I’m grateful that Darnella Frazier posted on Facebook her video of George Floyd’s murder because we all needed to see that. We need to know George Floyd’s name. But it’s clear Facebook also has more work to do to keep people safe and ensure our systems don’t amplify bias.

“The organizations fighting for justice also need funding, so Facebook is committing an additional $10 million to groups working on racial justice. We’re working with our civil rights advisors and our employees to identify organizations locally and nationally that could most effectively use this right now.

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“I know that $10 million can’t fix this. It needs sustained, long term effort. One of the areas Priscilla and I have personally worked on and where racism and racial disparities are most profound is in the criminal justice system. I haven’t talked much about our work on this, but the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has been one of the largest funders, investing ~$40 million annually for several years in organizations working to overcome racial injustice. Priscilla and I are committed to this work, and we expect to be in this fight for many years to come. This week has made it clear how much more there is to do.

“I hope that as a country we can come together to understand all of the work that is still ahead and do what it takes to deliver justice — not just for families and communities that are grieving now, but for everyone who carries the burden of inequality.”


#Newsworthy…

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Funke Akindele cry out bitterly.


Popular Nollywood actress and Ceo Scene One Production, Funke Akindele Bello, has reacted to the brutal rape and killings of young girls that is trending all over social media, according to the actress, she is tired and sad about the worrisome situation.

Funke added that the recent killings, chaos, confusion, corruption, unemployment is making people live in fear, she however, took to her Instagram page, and wrote;

“Fed up!!! I’m so worried! Which way?”


#Newsworthy…

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Uwaila’s Rape: She was a virgin – UNIBEN women leader.


A women leader at the University of Benin has revealed in a new interview that Uwaila Omozuwa was a virgin before her rape and murder.

The woman identified simply as Precious who while reacting to the news deemed the situation as “Barbaric“, said Uwaila’s father confirmed that she was a virgin before her rapists had their way with her and murdered her thereafter.

According to Precious, who beckoned on authorities in the state to work harder in finding the perpetrators of this atrocity, Uwaila could not have in any way “instigated” being raped as she was fully clothed before she was raped.

Precious went on to share the tragic details of the state Uwaila was after she was discovered in her pool of blood in the church. She stated that the 22 year old could barely open her eyes or even utter a word before she passed away.

– Uwaila’s pre rape, death photo

#Newsworthy…

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Uwaila’s Rape: Adekunle Gold Make Shocking Reaction.


Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold has taken to social media to mourn the death of a 22-year-old 100Level student of Microbiology at the University of Benin, Edo State, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, who was brutally raped and killed inside a church in the city while reading.

The singer expressed the fact that society for as long as time has enabled a generation of men who believe women should be exploited and not protected, stating further that all men are responsible for the hurt women face as every silent man is a man encouraging an abusive one.

He said;

“My heart bleeds.
Uwa and Tina’s lives have been cut short because we’ve raised and enabled a generation of men who believe women should be exploited not protected.
We’ve enabled powerdrunk senseless men with uniforms and weapons.
We are not allowed to sit down there and say “not all men” fuck that! All men are responsible. Your brother’s heart is desperately wicked and you have enabled it, wether in catcalling or in objectification. We have enabled it. Not waiting on the government to do anything, don’t want to set myself up for further disappointment.
I pray we raise better sons and enable better men.”


#Newsworthy…

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Breaking: Obaseki shenk Tinubu


Embattled Governor Godwin Obaseki finally met his party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in Lagos on Sunday. But Obaseki returned to Benin empty-handed.

Tinubu had nothing but a shattering news for Obaseki. He could not save him from his godfather, Adams Oshiomhole, charging with a political cudgel.

Rather, Tinubu advised Obaseki to go out there to test his popularity in the party’s direct primary scheduled for 22 June.

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Tinubu gave the same advice to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state as the two governors and seven others met at a parley.

The meeting was hosted at the Lagos House Marina by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

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Also at the meeting were governors Atiku Bagudu, Simon Lalong (Plateau), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Mai Buni(Yobe), Adegboyega Oyetola(Osun), Abubakar Bello(Niger) and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), who was the host.

At the meeting Tinubu reportedly described democratic primary as a core element of internal democracy should not be jettisoned.

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A source at the meeting held at the State House, Marina, Lagos, said Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, emphasised the importance of primary to democracy, admonishing party leaders to safeguard it in the preparation for the choice of standard bearers.

The Progressives Governors’s Forum, led by Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu, unfolded plans last week to mount pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to support their push for right of first refusal to two of their colleagues, Akeredolu and Obaseki, for the governorship tickets.

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The polls will hold in Edo in September and Ondo in October. No fewer than 10 chieftains are competing for the ticket in Ondo APC with Akeredolu, who is seeking a second term.

In Edo, other contenders have stepped down for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who is challenging Obaseki at the shadow poll. The Edo governor is also seeking re-election.

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Last week, National Working Committee (NWC) announced that direct primary will be adopted for the Edo APC shadow poll.

According to the source, Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma could not make it due to undisclosed reasons.

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The governors, who appeared to be in one accord, wanted the party to be fair to their two colleagues, who they said, should not be muscled out.

Specifically, the governors wanted Tinubu to prevail on the party leadership to give Obaseki the right of first refusal, the source said.

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However, Tinubu went to the meeting with the position that it is better, more democratic, constitutionally right and politically defensible that all aspirants should go for primaries to test their popularity.

He added that through free and fair selection process, the ruling party will successfully build a strong democratic culture.

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Tinubu, the source said, urged the governors to support the guidelines released by the NWC, maintaining that they are in the interest of the party.

Although some of the governors revisited the acrimony and controversy generated by the contrasting perspectives on the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole leadership, which they acknowledged as a battle within battles, Tinubu pointed out that it was normal in political life.

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Besides, according to the source, the party stalwart counselled that since the conflict had been resolved, stakeholders should put the past behind them and forge ahead in harmony.

The source said Asiwaju Tinubu reiterated his belief in fairness to the incumbent governors and other interested governorship aspirants in the two states.

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“Asiwaju also said he believed in the direct primary. His argument was that the direct primary will boost the confidence of the flag bearer as he prepares for the main governorship election.”

“Asiwaju Tinubu may have intervened in this sensitive nomination matter with a benefit of hindsight because as he rightly pointed out, direct primary produced Oyetola as Osun APC candidate and Babajide Sanwo-Olu as flag bearer in Lagos State.

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“Besides, I think Asiwaju Tinubu is of the opinion that where there are more than one contender, primary should be adopted to foster equity, fairness and justice.”

After the meeting, Sanwo-Olu took the governors to see the photo exhibition of his activities in the last one year.


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