Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Edo Govt, Okomu Park partner on forest preservation

The Government of Edo State has revealed that it would collaborate with the management of Okomu Natural Park to ensure the preservation and protection of the rain forest park and its wildlife, while also assuring the management of the establishment that the state would monitor logging activities and encroachment into the park.

This was on Tuesday at the Edo State Government House, where the state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, urged the management to furnish the state government with information on illegal activities in the park.

Noting that the park was a heritage in the state and its conservation was paramount to promote its ecotourism potentials and artistic value, the governor reiterated that his administration was committed to baulking environmental degradation and deforestation within the rain forest zones in the state.

Council officials absent as Obaseki storms Egor LG

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday, paid a surprise visit to Egor Local Government Council by 8:20AM, where he vowed to punish senior officials for late coming and dereliction of duty, adding that the late officials, who did not have cogent explanations, would be suspended, while snap checks would be conducted every day by 8:00am and 4:00pm.

Of 599 staff members, only 36 were on ground 20 minutes after the official resumption time, leading to the suspension of the Head of Administration, Mrs. Rachael Iriefo, even as the governor recalled that Egor was the most indebted Local Government in the last administration.

He said: “You see, they do not come to work, but at the end of the month, their bill is almost N50m for salaries, outside of teachers. No senior person is here, no Head of Service; so how can they manage the Local Government?”

Edo to unveil technical education for graduates


Opportunities for skill acquisition would soon to be open to graduates in Edo as the State government promised, on Wednesday, to launch platforms on technical education for graduates to become independent employers of labour.

This was disclosed by the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, at the Edo State Government House in Benin City during an interactive session with the management team of Seven Up Bottling Company Nigeria Plc., led by Victor Oladele, the General Manager of Seven Up Bottling Company Nigeria Plc., Benin zone, who expressed interest in joining to make Edo state an economic hub



The management team also applauded the leadership style of the present administration, especially its policies aimed at encouraging investors in the state.

7 Reasons You Should Stop Chewing Gum

Some of us cannot do without chewing gum daily. This is because the flavour or mint of the gum help masks or prevent mouth odour. While there are positive benefits of chewing gum, there are also downsides you should never ignore. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency shares some of these downsides.

It makes you hungry


Chewing gum can activate your hunger pangs. Thus increasing your cravings for food. So, if you do not want to get hungry, do not eat gum immediately after consuming mama put. This can also help put your weight in check.

Nollywood Actress, Moji Olaiya Laid To Rest Amid Tears [PHOTOS]


The body of late Nollywood actress Moji Olaiya arrived Nigeria from Canada early this morning [see here] was been laid to rest  at Ebony Vaults, Ikoyi, amid tears from family, friends, fans and colleagues at the funeral.


Olaiya passed on in Canada on May 18, 2017, at the age of 42, after alleged complications from second child birth. 

Edo Gov’s CPS bags NANS award

In recognition of his contribution to journalism and media relations, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Edo State Governor, Mr John Mayaki, was, on Wednesday, awarded as “International Diaspora Icon of Peace, Patriotism and National Development” by the European Chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students in Cyprus.

He said: "You have tasked me to climb another rung on the ladder of leadership responsibility and service to humankind. You have clearly encouraged me not to rest on my oars in giving more of myself and resources to the continual wellness of our society. The challenge, I assure you, is well taken."

Exhorting the students, he advised them to study to contribute to the uplifting of Nigeria and humanity in general urging them to never be satisfied with whatever is less than excellent because there was no place for the slothful, the mediocre, the laggard, and the uncreative minds in the country anymore.

Comedian I Go Dye Celebrates Son, As He Clocks 7 [photo]

Comedian I Go Dye's cute son is a year older today. The proud father took to his Instagram page to share cute photo of him and a prayer. See below
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Offsprings are replication of God’s image;a gift that nurtures our continued existence and on the seventh year, its perfect.As you celebrate your 7th birthday,there is a manifestation of God’s glory upon your life.may your life continually express Gods’ greatness,goodhealth and favour.the most wonderful possession is bestowed in you; a divine gift to my #world #happybirthday to my #Prince as you adds one more #year .

Nollywood Actor, Micheal Isokpan Shares Location Photos from New Movie "SINGLES ONLY IN ABUJA" {Photos and Video}

Handsome Edo born actor, Micheal Isokpan who has warmed the hearts of many home movies lovers is featured in this new blockbuster recently shot in Abuja.. The movie "SINGLES ONLY IN ABUJA" , a short play that talks about the lives of struggling young people and how they manage to wade through the tides of the difficult and expensive lifestyle of a luxurious city they find themselves in. Would they make it?  
 
Uche Jumbo, Micheal Isokpan, Kalu Okegwu, and some older actors, are some of the stars featured in this hot series, directed  by one of the industry's most celebrated directors, Lancelot Imasuen.

Pastor Adeboye, Bishop Oyedepo, 6 Other Nigerians Make List Of Most Reputable People On Earth 2017

Global performance-reputation management consulting agency, Reputation Poll International has announced its inaugural list of 100 Most Reputable People on Earth.

A list of individuals across the globe that have amassed high reputation through their works and achievements, and some respected men of God from Nigeria made the list.
Nigerians on the list are...

OMG: See the Waste Basket Delta State Govt is Forcing Keke NAPEP riders to Buy for N2,500 [photos]

Keke NAPEP riders in Delta state  staged a protest in the state capital following a decision by the state's Ministry of Transport to sell to them a waste basket at N2,500.

According to the drivers, the waste basket is being sold for N200 at the local market but the transport ministry officials are compelling them to buy from them at N2500 each.

 

"The Small Basket is been sold to us for 2,500 by Ministry of Transport. We can't buy from the market except the once they are selling for to us for 2,500. Basket is not more than 200 in the market. They should allow us to buy from the market. We can't feed our family anymore"one of the protesting Keke NAPEP drivers said. Govt is always looking for means to exploit the people, What a country?

Landlord confiscates tenant's pot of Chicken soup over unpaid rent in Cameroon

An aggrieved landlord over the weekend shocked one of his tenants by confiscating the pot of chicken soup his wife had been cooking over 6months rent. According to Cameroon-concord, the incident took place at Bassa neighborhood in Douala, Cameroon.

Efforts made by other tenants to convince the landlord to hand over back the pot of chicken soup was met with stiff resistance.
When asked why he took such extreme measure, the landlord bitterly said: “this man has money to prepare chicken but does not have money to pay for his rents, has not paid his rents for the past six months.

Breaking: Moji Olaiya’s Body Arrives Nigeria from Canada (Photos, Video)

The body of Late Nollywood Actress, Moji Olaiya has arrived Nigeria from Canada few weeks after she died in the country.

The Late 40-year-old actress died of cardiac arrest in Canada just two months after she delivered a baby.  Her first daughter insisted she wanted her mothers body to be flown back to Nigeria even as she was scheduled to be buried in Canada.
 
A service of songs which saw in attendance her colleagues was held for her last night. [see here]

Osinbajo writes Senate, seeks approval of $1.49bn loan for 10 states

Acting  President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has written the Senate, seeking approval of foreign loan to the tune of $1.492,400,000.00 for projects and other programmes in 10 states of the federation.

The request contained in a letter read by Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on the floor of the Senate, yesterday, which forms part of 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan earlier sent to the upper chamber. 
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According to the letter dated May 25, 2017 and entitled, “Re: Federal Executive Council Approval of the 2016-2018 External Borrowing( Rolling) Plan,” the request for the separation of state projects from other items in the borrowing plan is expedient.

5 Ways To Save Money On Internet Expenses



A good internet at home is essential whether you are a Netflix freak or you are just trying to keep up with your friends on social media. Unfortunately, every month your internet bill keeps rising that you want to stop subscribing. The fact is that you can reduce your usage and still get affordable internet service monthly. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency shares ways to can cut your internet bill.

Get the best competitive price


If you are frustrated with your high internet bills, you can take time out to research the cost of buying data from several other Internet Service Providers. When you have done this, contact your service provider and let them know that their charges are on the high side. Certainly, they do not want to lose their customer. Hence, they have no choice than to review their prices. If nothing happens, you can move to their cheaper and fast competitor.

EFCC arraigns three ‘Ghost Workers’ for N9.7m fraud {Photos}


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday arraigned the trio of Onukaogu Onyinyechi Esther, Ebenuwa Chinazo Jennifer and Onukaogu Joshua before Justice A. S. Adepoju of the FCT High court sitting in Wuse, Abuja, on a 13-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence.



Esther allegedly abused her office while being a staff of Soft Alliance, consultants to the office of the Auditor General of the Federation on IPPIS between 2012 and 2013, to input her name and two of her siblings (Jennifer and Joshua) into the IPPIS database as staff of Federal Ministry of Education and Federal Ministry of Works respectively, for the purpose of receiving salaries from the federal government. 

Photos of Mercy Aigbe at Moji Olaiya's memorial tribute



 
Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe was one of the many stars who attended the memorial tribute in honour of late Moji Olaiya last night. The event was the first time she's publicly stepped out to an event since the news of her marital crisis went viral about a month ago. See more photos after the cut...

There'll be War if Hausas Kick Igbos Out of the North - Fani Kayode

Another war in Nigeria will be inevitable if FG doesn't leave room for creation of Biafra and Oduduwa republic according to former Aviation Minister Femi Fani Kayode

He was reacting to comments credited to Senator Shehu Sani. Sani had earlier stated that the people behind the Biafran agitation “are a new generation of young men and women, who have not experienced war and have not suffered from the war and have not seen the consequences of wars.”


                              
However, Mr. Fani-Kayode claims those saying no to the creation of Biafra and Oduduwa, are “making war inevitable”.

APC Chieftain Suspended for Disrespecting Rotimi Amaechi


A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers state, Chief Allwell Onyesoh, has been suspended for disrespecting Nigeria's Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi.

Chief Allwell is from the APC caucus in Etche LGA of the state. Former member representing Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke, has been appointed in his stead as interim chairman.

“Our brother and friend, Allwell Onyesoh, has become reckless in so many ways in his desperate reactions to sensitive matters, which ordinarily should call for great caution, tact, and understanding," a statement issued by the caucus said.
“Similarly, he has chosen where reason ought to be needful, to exhibit great disrespect to and disregard for the person of our indisputable leader and Minister of Transportation, the Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.

Bank Robbers Uproot ATMs in Osun State, Kill 3 Policemen

Bank robbers on Tuesday evening attacked three banks close Bowen University, causing mayhem.

According to reports, some of the automated teller machines at the banks were removed but its not clear if they were taken away.

Bowen university was not attacked.
 
A resident said the streets were deserted as robbers and policemen exchanged fire during the operation.

Children Should Be Beaten Until They Respect Christian Beliefs - CBN’s Pat Robertson says

As funny as this sounds, this may prove a working tool in the faith of many religion and societies. But do you agree people should be forced to do things they don't want, even it is beneficial to them?

 CBN’s Pat Robertson has said that in persecuting non-Christians and indoctrinating children, parents should beat their kids until they respect Christian beliefs.

In a recent episode of the 700 Club, which runs on Disney-owned channel ABC Family, Robertson received an email from a woman who claimed that her grandson disrespects their Christian faith when they visit their daughter on Christmas and chose not to visit this past year.


“We declined going to our daughter’s house on Christmas this year because there is always an argument, hard feelings etc.,” viewer Karen wrote.

4 Common Interview Mistakes That Can Cost You a Job

It’s a well-known fact that an interview can make or break your chances of getting a job, regardless of how impressive your resume is or how great a fit you believe you are for the job. To have a great interview, there some things or habits (mistakes) you should ensure you avoid to improve your chances of excelling in an interview. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 4 common interview mistakes that can cost you a job.

Oversharing
 
As much as possible, you should try to remember that you’re speaking to an interviewer not a gist partner. Sometimes, in an attempt to project confidence, an interviewee might become way too chatty,

Connecting ‘People’ With Nature – Are The Youths Included?

By - Adebote ‘Seyifunmi

What if I told you that 80% of Nigerian youths lack a basic environmental education? What if I told you that 70% of young people around the world do not care about the environment they live in? Yes!

Now, before you begin a ‘I-want-to-proof-it’ research, know that the truth, the bitter truth won’t be found in data logged on some computers or books stacked in libraries. The clear confirmations that we are far from Nature stare at our faces: the gully erosion that swept a whole community last week, the daily depletion of the ozone layer and her cancerous effect, the air pollution that annually chokes millions of children to death around the world, the mindless exploitation of wildlife, and the list is endless. Indeed, we are disconnected from Nature!
 
Today, how many parents will have their kids tend a garden, prune a flower, plant a tree, go fishing in a local river, climb mountains, engage in environmental education or even at the least, take a long

5 BIGGEST MISTAKES YOU’RE MAKING WITH WORK RELATIONSHIPS

Building relationships in the workplace can sometimes be tricky; however there are some mistakes you might be making in the process that you should try to avoid. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 biggest mistakes you’re making with work relationships.

Seeing Relationship Building as Unnecessary and as Playing Office Politics

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Some people have a negative perception of the art of building work relationships. They believe that they’re above it all and that their knowledge and skills are all they need to excel in the workplace. However, what they fail to understand is that collaboration and large-scale group projects contributes significantly to an organization’s success. That’s why most organizations are largely ‘team-centric’.

4 IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO IF YOU WANT TO RETIRE EARLY

Even with the nature of our society, retiring early is possible and achievable (especially if this has always been your lifelong goal), you only need to be willing to make some sacrifices. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 4 things to do if you want early retirement.

Avoid Spending Mindlessly
 
The most important step in controlling your finances enough to make early retirement possible, is to track your spending. You have to know what you’re spending on and if it’s necessary for you to spend that much on it, or even spend on it at all. Know how you spend, determine necessary expenses and focus your efforts on reducing or eliminating negligible or unnecessary expenses.

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