Monday, 27 February 2017

Dele Momodu And Buhari's Aide Exchange Blows On Twitter

Ovation Publisher, Dele Momodu has lashed out at Lauretta Onochie, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Electronic Media, after she criticized him for praising Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

Momodu described the presidential aide as ''rude'' and ''professional activist''. See tweets below:

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PHOTO: Residents Tie Tortoise in Front of Building To Scare Away PHCN Workers

Nigerians are amazing people who always try to find ingenious means to get out of difficult situations. Several times, they have come up with creative, yet hilarious ways of getting out of trouble or even avoiding trouble.

Recently, an official from the Ibadan Electric Distribution Company, visited an area where he spotted a tortoise attached to a power pole with a red cloth.

It is believed that the animal was some kind of ‘juju’ that was designed to scare anyone away from attempting to climb up or even dare to cut off power supply.

In a tweet shared on the Ibadan Electric Distribution Company (IBEDC) twitter handle, they wrote: “Lol, some Nigerians will do anything to avoid paying bills. As seen in Oyo state. Have a great week!”

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Tuface Idibia Donates N3.5million to UNHCR

Music star Tuface Idibia has donated N3.5 million to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in support of humanitarian interventions.


This was revealed by UNHCR External Relations Officer, Mr Hanson Tamfu, on Monday in Abuja.

He quoted Tuface as saying, “I am proud to support the UN Refugee Agency because of its proven track record of being at the fore front of displacement emergencies. I want to help people who have been forced to flee their homes because of different issues.
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Naira Now N445 Per Dollar; Will Keep Appreciating- Experts

The naira on Sunday appreciated to 445 against the dollar at the parallel market 7 days after the CBN launched a new foreign exchange policy and flooded the market with the greenback.
Nigeria: Naira Now N445 Per Dollar; Will Keep Appreciating- Experts
The naira has been gaining against the dollar following the introduction of CBN's new policy. The CBN also promised to sell $1m weekly to each of the 21 commercial banks in the country.

As a result, the naira which had tumbled to 520/dollar last Monday, closed at 450 on Friday. On Sunday it gained 5 more units.

Reacting, financial experts say the currency will continue appreciating if the status quo is maintained.

“There is always a restriction point beyond which the exchange cannot cross except there is a huge forex inflow to breach that ceiling,” a currency analyst at Ecobank Nigeria, Mr. Kunle Ezun, said.
“The naira will gain further but it won’t be like last week’s own.”

The Managing Director, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, praised CBN for the move and wondered why it took the apex bank so long to follow the course of action.

“With less than $600m supply into the spot market, the naira has gained 13 per cent of its value to N460/$ on Friday. Can you imagine what would have happened if the spot market was adequately funded in a transparent manner for nine months ago, rather than the opaque forward transactions.

“We expect the CBN to commit itself to a regular and predictable supply of dollars to the forex spot market in March. There will be a rapid convergence of rates and a gradual end to multiple exchange rates and forex abuse.”

The Managing Director of Cowry Asset Management Limited, Mr. Johnson Chukwu, also believe the naira will rise further this week.

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Kwara Assembly Summons MTN Over 'Wrong Installation' of Mast

The Kwara House of Assembly on Monday summoned the management of MTN Nigeria over alleged “wrong installation’’ of mast at Budo Egba area of Ilorin.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the summon was sequel to a complaint a resident filed before the House Committee on Public Petitions.

The committee’s chairman, Alhaji Adeayo Mohammed, said that the petition was filed by Chief Oladele Olanrewaju, through his counsel, Mr Teju Oguntoye.

According to him, the petitioner claimed that the installation of the mast was causing environmental hazard to residents.

Mohammed said the committee would investigate the matter thoroughly and directed MTN management in the state and other stakeholders to appear before the committee on March 3.

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Game Of Thrones Actor, UK Tallest Man, Neil Fingleton Dies At 36

Neil Fingleton, "Game of Thrones" star and the UK’s tallest man at a towering 7ft 7in, has died aged 36. He was an actor and basketball player, who played Mag the Mighty in Game of Thrones. He reportedly died of heart failure on Saturday.

The 7ft 7in star was named the tallest man in the UK and European Union in 2007 and was among the 25 tallest men in the world.

He studied at the University of North Carolina in the US and had a successful basketball career playing in America, Spain, China, Italy, Greece and England.

After turning to acting Fingleton, who grew up in County Durham, appeared in "Dr. Who," "X-men: First Class," "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Game of Thrones."


In 2007 he told The Journal: “To be the tallest is like a special gift, it’s unique.

“I’ve never had any problems with my height. The thing people have to understand is being exceptionally tall is not a disease – it’s just a genetic thing.”

On the Guinness Book of World Records website Neil is quoted as saying: "My height really took off when I reached 11 and was touching 7ft. By the time I was 16 I was 7ft 5in and stopped growing at 18 when I was 7ft 7.56in.

"I have never been self conscious about my height. I am more conscious of going bald so that should tell you.

"I never let my height play a negative part in my life. I always do what I want, some tall people may be restricted as they are constantly stared at or people ask the same questions over and over.

"This is the only bad thing about being tall – the stupid remarks and questions. Other than that, being tall is great."
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3-year-old Twins Found Dead Inside Washing Machine

In a freak incident, a pair of three-year-old twins drowned in a washing machine at their home after their mother left them playing as she stepped out briefly to purchase washing powder from a nearby shop on Saturday, police said.

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Police said the tragedy was reported at 12:30 pm at upscale Avantika Apartment in sector-1 Rohini. Rakhi, alone at home, was making preparations to wash clothes while her sons Naksh and Neeshu were playing around her.

"Rakhi, a house wife, told police that she went to buy a washing powder to nearby market leaving them playing alone in home. When she returned at 12.30 pm she did not find her sons inside the house. She started searching them outside the house while one of neighbours called their father and police about the missing infants," said Deputy Commissioner of Police, M.N Tiwari.

"The father Ravinder, employed as manager in Kotak Mahindra life insurance company, immediately returned home and started searching for them. He later found them inside the washing machine filled with 12 to 15 litres water.

"Ravinder immediately took them to a nearby family hospital where doctors have declared them dead. He could not believe them and took them to Jaipur Golden Hospital where doctors have too declared them dead," he added.

The police officers found the machine had around 15 litres water but failed to ascertain how the twins fell inside, police said.

"The family is in deep shock over this unfortunate incident and hardly talking to anyone. No one is suspecting any foul play in the incident," Tiwari said, adding that the bodies have been sent for a post-mortem examination.
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PHOTOS: Olusegun Obasanjo Visits Governor El-Rufai In Kaduna

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has just arrived the Kaduna International Airport on a one-day working visit to the state.

The former President will be attending the 38th International Trade Fair organised by the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture.

Obasanjo was received at the Kaduna Airport by Governor Nasir El-Rufai. 

See more photos below.
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Photos Of Akeredolu In His First Day In Office As Ondo State Governor

A new beginning for Ondo has started.Arakunrin Akeredolu officially begins his tenure as Governor of Ondo State.Above are photos of his first day in office

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Thin Tall Tony's Wife Still Canvassing Votes For Him

Amidst Rumours that they are having a meltdown in their home, Thin Tall Tony's wife is still showing support by canvassing for votes for her husband.

She shared this via her IG page.
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