Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Senate Confirms Two New Ministers

The Senate has screened and confirmed Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan as ministers, following their nominations by President Muhammadu Buhari in March.

Mr. Ocheni is from Kogi State which has not had anyone in the Federal Executive Council, as constitutionally required, since the death of James Ocholi in an accident last year.

Mr. Hassan, Gombe State, is to replace Amina Mohammed who left Nigeria’s public service to take
up top responsibility at the United Nations.

Ex Gov Babangida Aliyu Granted Bail

A Minna High Court on Wednesday granted bail in the sum of N150 million to former Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger, charged with N4.568 billion misappropriation.

Aliyu was arraigned last Tuesday on a six-count charge alongside Umar Nasko, the Chief of Staff under his administration. The former officials were accused of conspiring and dishonestly converting for personal use, the sum belonging to Niger State Government.

According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which is prosecuting the former officials, the misappropriated funds are ecological projects funds as well as money realised from the sale of 16 per cent shares of the state in the North-South Power Company.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty.

Meet The Man With The Worst Job In The World (Disturbing Photos)

 Diving down into a hole of sludge with his bare hands, spare a thought for this poor sewer cleaner in Bangladesh who has one of the world's least desirable jobs.

The man, who is an employee of the Dhaka City Corporation, has to unblock the city's sewer lines without any proper safety equipment.

He often has to go dig around underground with only a long stick to help him and with no mask to protect him from the poisonous fumes the sewage emits.

Court Convicts INEC Official For Bribery

Following a plea bargain agreement, Justice Muhammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, today convicted Yisa Olarenwaju Adedoyin, an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for receiving bribe to compromise the 2015 general election.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had charged Mr. Adedoyin for receiving a cash payment of over N70m from Tijani Inda Bashir, a 3rd defendant in the matter. Mr. Bashir had received N234.88 million from the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deizani Allison-Madueke, for disbursement to his colleagues in the electoral commission.

Your safety is our concern, Special Marshals tell Road Users

The Special Marshals of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC has said the reason they are present in major roads across Edo state is to ensure that the lives of road users are safe.

The State Coordinator of Special Marshal, Mr Friday Ekhator, gave the advice on Wednesday in Benin City while speaking to journalists on the activities of the voluntary arm of the FRSC.
Mr Ekhator said the Special Marshals are always on the roads in collaboration with the regular Marshals to ensure that the roads are safe and devoid of traffic congestions which are capable of causing road accident.

N1.8bn CBN loan empowers entrepreneurs, booms business in Edo

The sum of N1.8bn loan facility secured by Edo State Government from the Central Bank of Nigeria's Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF) may already be yielding dividends as new opportunities are opening for beneficiaries to sustain themselves in gainful employment.

It would be recalled that Edo state Government had last year with the assistance of the world bank provided loans with little interest rate to boost the business of deserving SMEs in the State.

Ambode Begins Demolition Of Shops Near Ikeja Computer Village

Officials of Governor Akinwumi Ambode-led Lagos state government have begun demolition of shops located at the Ikeja New Garage along the popular Computer Village, Ikeja.
Ikeja Computer Villa
According to Premium Times, about 18 shops have been demolished so far, with heavily armed police officers supervising the demolition.

Edo NUJ urges FG to review allocation to media as Obaseki, Others assures journalists of Security

To commemorate the World Press Freedom Day set aside by the United Nation, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ have urged the Federal Government to institute a constitutional review that would give an annual allocation to the Media as the Fourth Estate of the realm.
this is just as the Edo state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has assured journalists in the state of security of lives in their line of duty.



First, let me say how very honoured I am to be here again at "The Platform," this yearly event that I make a point of attending so long as I am invited!

And I thank the pastor because he has been inviting me since 2009. It is indeed a very useful way of communicating our ideas and also getting very useful feedbacks.

Anxiety Over Pres. Buhari's Absence at FEC Meeting Again Today, Osinbajo presides [photos]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday missed the Federal Executive Council meeting again.

  Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo is presiding.

        This development has raised among anxiety among Nigerians over the prolonged health of President Muhammadu Buhari.

        Last month, President Buhari was twice absent at the FEC meeting; the development that had sparked fresh concern about his health condition.

Obaseki to solve Edo Poly problems in a month

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured staff of Edo State Polytechnic, Usen that his administration would pay the 10-month salary arrears owed them, and would enforce prompt salary payment in the institution.
Godwin Obaseki
This was as he received executives from the school’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) at the Edo State Government House in Benin City.

Governor Obaseki noted that the blame for the school’s condition lay with both the government and the school’s administration.

British Deputy High Commissioner visits Governor Obaseki [photos]

Godwin Obaseki  
Laure Beaufils, British Deputy High Commissioner paid a courtesy visit to Governor Godwin Obaseki. Details later. Another photo after the cut

‘I will build a state that works for Edo people’ – Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has restated his administration’s commitment to building a state that works for Edo people and improving the citizens’ standard of living.

This was as he received executive members of Conference of Non-Governmental Organisations (CONGOS), who paid him a courtesy visit at the Edo State Government House in Benin City.

#BBNaija: TBoss stars in her first movie with Eniola Badmus (Photos)

Big Brother Naija 2017 housemate, Tokunbo Idowu popularly known as TBoss just finished shooting her very first movie 'Kada River' with Eniola Badmus and others.

Recall that the reality star always talked about wanting to start her acting career after the hous, well this is her first. more photos below...

Buhari's Is Facing Karma For What He Did To Yar'Adua - PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to heed his advice to the late former president, Musa Yar’Adua and step aside.

Akwa Ibom state publicity secretary of party, Mr Ini Ememobong, made the call in a statement issued on behalf of the PDP on Tuesday.
PDP, Buhari,
“If the framers of the constitution wanted the president to work from home, they could have said so. That is why there is delineation between the office and the home. One of the conditions expected of somebody running for the Office of the President is being physically and mentally sound.

Lagos Prophet arrested for taking N70m, three houses from woman to cure Fibroids

The police in Lagos have commenced investigation into a case involving one 45yrs old Oladele, a prophet at a church in Oke Ira, in the Ogba area of the state.

The police at Special Fraud Unit, Ikoyi, said the prophet was being held for allegedly defrauding a businesswoman of N70m, a duplex, two five-bedroomed bungalows, a Lexus and a Toyota Highlander, 2014 model.

How did it happen?

It was learnt that the woman’s ordeal began in 2007 after she was told by a medical doctor that her womb would have to be removed to heal her of fibroids.

So Beautiful: Adesua Etomi and Banky W are Engaged and getting married for Real [photos]

The internet is already “broken” with excitement as 2 of Nigeria’s brightest stars have announced that they are getting married!

Adesua Etomi and Banky W have acted as lovers in a music video and a blockbuster movie, now it is for real and forever !

The couple have been engaged since February 2017 and only broke the news of their union this morning. see some photos from their engagement and messages they posted to share their happiness with fans below. 

Photos of former Chief of Air Staff COAS, Alex Badeh in court

Former Chief of Air Staff, COAS, Air Chief Marshal Alex S. Badeh (rtd), who is facing trial along Iyalikam Nigeria Limited on a 10-count charge bordering on money laundering, was in court Tuesday. At the resumed hearing of the case Tuesday, a witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Dalhatu, told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja how monies were being disbursed from the accounts of the Nigeria Air Force, NAF, on Badeh's order.

Dalhatu, an operative of the EFCC, under cross-examination by Badeh’s counsel, Akin Olujimi,

EFCC Arraigns Two For €88, 000 Internet Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 arraigned the duo of Ajani Isaac Adedotun, (a.k.a. Clara Williams and Lara Williams) and Adesina Segun Adedeji before Justice A.D. Oladimeji of the Osun State High Court sitting in Ede, on a 50-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence. 

The petitioner alleged that the victim, Michael Wassink, a Dutch citizen, was defrauded of over €88,000 in an Internet romance scam. The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to them.

Lai Mohammed pleads with TB Joshua to stay in Nigeria!

 According to a report in Nigeria’s Nation Newspaper, Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has entreated controversial Prophet T.B. Joshua to rescind his decision to leave Nigeria.
“That will be very unfortunate in the sense that if he does move out, it will affect our tourism in Nigeria.”

Melania Trump 'mistakenly' likes an Anti-Trump tweet that has since gone viral

US First Lady, Melania Trump 'mistakenly' liked a tweet by Andy Ostroy who tweeted: "Seems the only #Wall@realDonaldTrump's built is the one between him and @FLOTUS#Melania#trump

Andy Ostroy even doubted that Melania herself liked the comment, he thought it was a fake account, but other twitter users confirmed that it was her real account. 45 minutes after Melania liked it, she unliked it but not before the screengrab had gone viral. Andy wrote again:

Obaseki inaugurates 500m concrete pavement roads

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has restated his commitment to completing 3000km of roads within his first four years in office, adding that more youths would be trained in road design and construction using concrete technology.

He stated this as he commissioned the newly reconstructed 500m Nevis Street, which links four major roads in Benin City.
The newly reconstructed Nevis Street is the first road to be reconstructed in the state, using concrete technology to facilitate durability.

Regaining Nigeria’s Environmental Treasures

This year’s world earth day celebration theme “Environmental and Climate Literacy” was a vital premise to advocate for protection of our environment with emphases on climate literacy. Basically, environmental and climate literacy refers to knowledge, effects, benefits and importance of our planet's surrounding and temperature. 
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Interestingly, earth is the only planet in the cosmos where life is possible so it is very essential to maintain the natural endowments of the earth in order to enjoy life on earth and not endure it as humans are swiftly pushing with the increased rate at which carbon emissions and careless attitudes plummet ideal natural balance which supports life to stay healthy and alive.

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