Monday, 22 May 2017


- Ogunjobi Muyiwa Felix, Port Harcourt

"we should treasure the environment as the only treasure that bears other treasure…"

The colossal figures that describe the loss of flora and fauna in Nigeria over the last two decades are so saddening. It simply points to the fact that the word “biodiversity” is just a well-known vocabulary or should I say, a terminology that only exists in books.
For the sake of pedagogy, “biodiversity” is evidently a coinage of two words – “biology” and “diversity” – hence the phrase “biological diversity”. It solely expresses the various forms of nature, its inherent beauties, and dynamism. Therefore, the depth of the word is a function of the level of awareness of the user.

Obaseki tasks AAU on revenue generation, management

Concerned with the finances of state-owned Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, on Monday, apprised the institution’s management on revenue generation and management, noting that the school had it to be a world-class university.
This was at the Edo State Government House in Benin City where the institution’s management fed the governor in on the school’s status quo, adding that although the school rated highly in use of technology it still needed about N2bn to accredit 32 courses.

Plot to impeach Edo Speaker thickens

Indications yesterday emerged that plot to impeach the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Justin Okonoboh may have thicken with the sudden suspension of plenary.

It was gathered that the house had to resume its two months recess to attend to the commissioner's list which was scheduled to be presented to the Assembly by Governor Godwin Obaseki on Monday.
However, the Speaker, Okonoboh who dismissed the allege impeachment plot said the house was united and represent the hope of the people of the state.

Obaseki shuts down Edo Line, relocates staff to ministry of transport

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has shut down state-owned transport outfit, Edo line, indefinitely and directed that its staff be relocated to the Edo State Ministry of Transport.

The governor gave this directive in Benin as he paid an on-the-spot assessment of Edo line to ascertain the state of the transport company, which had allegedly been systematically collapsing for several years.
During the assessment, Governor Obaseki discovered some buses in disrepair with major departments, including the mechanic unit, the courier section and the staff office, among others, quite out of kilter.

Controversy as Police arrest 2 over death of housemates in Edo

There is serious controversy surrounding the death of three occupants of a flat in Agharase Adu street, off Sapele Road, Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State just as the state police command has confirmed the arrest of two suspects.
It would be recalled that the three persons were alleged to have died as a result of inhaling generator fume on Sunday from the kitchen after preparing to go clubbing around Benin.

Inside Abuja Nightclubs Where Girls Go Berserk [A Must Read]

In the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, night outs now compete favourably with Christian vigils, where the faithful congregate at various churches for all-night supplication to their God.

The FCT is not only wearing the identity of the seat of power as the political capital of Nigeria, it is also a city where young ladies, seasoned politicians and “big boys” enjoy the fruits of their labour.
Abuja is now more than a city where the wealthy intimidate fellow citizens with exotic cars. It is now a city where young men and women unwind at different nightclubs, a place where clubbing provides the antidote for residents to beat the stressful effects of recession.

Stars light up Zenith Bank Delta Principals’ Cup final, as Mastercare Int. lifts trophy [photo]

It was the gathering of who is who in the country football at the final of this year’s edition of the Delta State Principal’s Cup sponsored by Zenith Bank came to an end in Ozoro, Delta State at the weekend.

In the final match, Mastercare International School, Asaba, defeated Idjerhe Grammar School 2-1 iat the Ozoro Polytechnic Stadium, Ozoro, Delta State.

Late Moji Olaiya’s daughter pictured with Bola Tinubu [photos]

 Adunola went with two elder brothers of the late Moji Olaiya to thank Bola Tinubu who paid for the air-freight.
Adunola, eldest daughter of late Nollywood actress Moji Olaiya on Monday, May 22, met with the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

She went with two elder brothers of the late actress’s to thank the leader who paid for the entire air-freight.

Late Aminu Kano's wife dies at 89 [photos]

Wife of late Northern politician, Aminu Kano has passed away. Hajiya Shatu Aminu Kano died at the age of 89 on Sunday night, May 21, after a prolonged illness. She's survived by 15 grandchildren.

Late Hajiya Shatu was laid to rest today at Dan Dolo cemetery according to Islamic rites. The funeral prayer was attended by Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, members of the state executive council, among others. More phots below...

Olusegun Obasanjo arrives Borno State on 2-day official visit

Former President Obasanjo arrived Borno State earlier today on a 2-day official visit.He was received by Governor Kashim Shetima and other government officials at the Maiduguri International Airport.

Obasanjo and Shettima also attended the presentation of "Seeds of Renaissance" by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Rice by the Zero Hunger Forum to Borno State. More photos after the cut.

Supreme court dismisses Sheriff’s application

The Supreme Court this morning dismissed an application filed by controversial PDP chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff seeking to stop the hearing of an appeal filed by factional leader of the party, Ahmed Makarfi, at the apex court.

Makarfi had filed an appeal at the apex court after a Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt affirmed Sheriff as the authentic chairman of the party and sacked him and his Caretaker committee members.

German journalist, Katrin Gaensles pays visit to Nnamdi Kanu in Umuahia (PHOTOS)

Deutsche journalist and writer, Katrin Gaensles, recently paid a visit to IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu at his home in Afara Ukwu, Umuahia in Abia State. Another photo below...

Igbo man marries Muslim lady in Malaysia [Photos]

According to a Facebook user, Prince Xhan who shared the photos, a Nigerian Igbo man identified as Collins, tied the knot with his Muslim bride in a simple wedding ceremony which held in Jasin District in Melaka, Malaysia.

The wedding ceremony was attended by his Malaysian-based friends. More photos below...

Veteran actor, Saidi Balogun postpones 50th birthday celebrations over three deaths in Nollywood

Veteran actor, Saidi Balogun recently clocked 50 and he planned a 4-day celebration starting from today May 22 till May 25, 2017.

He has now postponed the celebrations till July 4, 2017 in honour of his three colleagues who recently died. In his words;

Desmond Elliott Shares Lovely photos with his beautiful wife

Actor/Politician, Desmond Elliott pictured with his wife of 13 years, Victoria. Desmond shared the photos online. See another photo after the cut.

Remains of late actress, Moji Olaiya to be flown back to Nigeria with Tinubu's assistance

The remains of late actress, Moji Olaiya, will be flown back to Nigeria after APC Chieftain, Bola Tinubu, offered his assistance. This was revealed by Olukayode Salako, husband of actress, Foluke Daramola, who's the secretary of the committee in charge of Olaiya's burial.
Few days ago, multiple media houses reported that the Ekiti State government intervened and stopped the burial from taking place in Canada as planned, with the intention of bringing the body back to Nigeria.

Tinubu Warns Nigerian Military Against Coup

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has warned the military against staging any coup.

Mr. Tinubu stated this in Lagos on Monday in an address to the Lagos state house of assembly.

 Bola Tinubu said this against the backdrop of rumors of some politicians having clandestine meetings with some military officers in a bid to take over power since President Buhari is away for medical checkup.

PDP Chieftain, Ex-Commissioner Lead Supporters To Join APC In Enugu

Chief Joe Mmamel, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Enugu State, on Saturday joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mmamel completed his defection to the APC when he registered in his Agu Obowa Ward II in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state.

He was received by his ward Chairman, Mr Chidozie Uchenna, APC chairman in Enugu state, Dr Ben Nwoye and the party’s national Vice Chairman in the South-East, Chief Emma Enukwu.

Student Accused Lecturer of Impregnating her for Marks, Lecturer Cries Out says he used Condom

A Dental Nursing student, Mosunmola, is claiming to be pregnant for her lecturer at the Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese Ijebu, Dr Oluseyi Adu.

Dr Oluseyi Adu and Mosunmola

PUNCH reports that while Adu admitted to having sex with his 28-year-old student, he insisted that he used contraceptive, saying the lady seduced him and he gave in to the temptation.

Gateway Trade Fair: OGUNCCIMA lauds Dangote Group’s collaboration...As Group’s subsidiaries offer products at subsidised prices

The Ogun State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCCIMA) has commended the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group  for its giant strides in economic development of the country through massive investments in several sectors of the economy describing the feat as worthy of emulation by other Nigerians.
President of OGUNCCIMA, Mrs. Adesola Adebutu who made this commendation at the opening ceremony of the 8th Gateway Trade Fair holding in Abeokuta Ogun state said the support given enough by the Dangote Group went a long way in making the staging of the Fair a success.

Textile Mill Road set for reconstruction as Obaseki heeds media feedback

The government of Edo State has responded to complaints from residents and motorists plying the popular Textile Mill Road in Egor Local Government area of Benin City, the State Capital by awarding the contract for drainage construction and asphalt overlay on the road.

In a statement from the Office of the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, it was revealed that reports and pictures from the social media went a long way in making the government understand the plight of the people and facilitating the award of contract for the road.

The statement said: “On a daily basis, we receive reports from social media-savvy people, who constructively inform us of things happening in and around the state. It was the same with Lucky Way; the contract has been awarded and work has started. The Governor is very active on social media and he believes it is a way of hearing undiluted information from the people”.

Entertainment Shows More Accepted in Ibadan Than in Lagos - Agboola Idris

Agboola Idris is the event coordinator and a Public Relation Associate of Best Buy Made-In-Naija, a trade fair and exhibition show, packaged by Colour world event and tours. In this chat with Alli Abiola, Idris expounds the much anticipated Trade fair and exhibition show, the reason behind the choice of Ibadan, Oyo state as the location, the influence of technology in the events and entertainment industry amongst other general issues. 
Excerpt below:

Why has Colour World Event and Tours (COWET) decided to have a Trade fair and exhibition show in Ibadan at this time?

Obaseki presents a souvenir to Amaju Pinnick, Chairman NFF [photo]


Gov Obaseki presenting a souvenir to Amaju Pinnick, Chairman NFF

More Nollywood actors visit IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu (Photos)

More Nollywood actors continue to pay leader of the Indeginous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, a visit at the his home in Enugu. See more photos after the cut...

Wish Buhari well, not dead, Gov Okowa tell Nigerians

The Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has described those plotting to use some officers in the Nigeria Army to hijack the Federal government because of the ill health of President Muhammadu Buhari as enemies of God and the country.

Governor Okowa stated this at the end of a 7 day convention tagged, "Too faithful to Fail" organized by the Rock of Ages Christian Assembly International in Benin City, the Edo state capital.
He said it was ungodly and barbaric for people to wish President Buhari dead when they were supposed to pray for him to stay alive and continue with the work in progress and unite the nation as

#BBNaija: Debie-Rise and Bassey Debut New Single (Download)

TV reality star and 3rd runner up of the Big Brother Naija 2017 show Debbie- Rise alongside her "Risers" had their get together party last night which was themed "An Evening With Debbie".

Some celebrities were in attendance, the likes of Jaywon and Melvin Oduah among others...The guitarist also unveiled her new single "Joy & Pain" which she featured 'boo' housemate, Bassey.

Download their new single here. More photos from the party are after the cut

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