Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Music: Playkid - SoPe (Freestyle) |@Playkiddarmani

There's no slowing down for this young talent. As promised, Playkid delivers yet another melodious freestyle tune titled Sope (Talk). 

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Friday, 16 September 2016

Flood Kills 60-year-old Woman in Zamfara

A 60-year-old woman has been killed and over 100 houses destroyed by flood in Gummi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.


The council’s Vice Chairman, Alhaji Sa’idu Bawa, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Gummi on Thursday, explaining that it occurred because of persistent downpour in the area .

Bawa said household materials, food items and animals were also lost to the disaster.

He said that over 500 people were also rendered homeless and were now living with their family members.

He said, “Apart from the disaster here in Gummi, we received similar report of the flood disaster in Gayari district and are going to visit the area after the assessment.

“We would compile all the list of the victims after which the local government would give its support to the victim.”

He further said that a request for the assistance would also be forwarded to both state and Federal Government on the disaster.

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Cross River Most Beautiful Girl 2016 'Victoria Ana' Reacts to Suspension

Cross River Most Beautiful Girl 2016, Victoria Ana has issued a statement on her suspension.

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Today's Naira Rate Against The Dollar, Pounds And Euro

Today's (16/09/2016) exchange rate of the Nigerian Naira against the Dollar, Pound and Euro
Nigeria - 16/09/2016: Today's Naira Rate Against The Dollar, Pounds And Euro
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PHOTOS: Commercial Bus Catches Fire In Berger, Lagos

A commercial yellow bus was burnt down due to overheating yesterday at Grammar school Ojudu Berger in Lagos. Lagos State Emergency Management Agency officials towed the bus off the road. See photos below

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PHOTOS: Missing Person In Ikorodu Area Of Lagos

The missing person is a member of my church (ST Jude thaddeus catholic church, Eruwen,ikorodu,Lagos)

He left home yesterday 14/09/2016 to diamond bank Haruna ikorodu Lagos state. Cashed a check and alert entered his father's phone by 1:40pm, he was wearing an Igbo native attire with a palm sandals (no cap). His full name is Paschal chukwudi Lumanze. Has been missing since said date above. Pls if u see him contact d nearest police station.. Or contact his family via 08130403128, 08185729426.

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PHOTO: We Robbed Onazi's Father Because He Is Stingy And To Celebrate Sallah - Suspects

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested the four men who allegedly robbed Mr. Wilson Onazi, the father of Nigerian footballer, Ogenyi Onazi.

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The suspects are Kingsley David, Ebuka Ugochukwu, Joseph Ozo and Ali Audu.

It was reported that the suspects on Monday attacked the home of the Onazis at the Government Reserved Area, Jos, Plateau State.

They were reported to have carted away several items, including a white Toyota Highlander and an undisclosed amount of money.

It was learnt that the four men took off for Lagos and lodged in Shibiri Hotel in the Ajangbadi area where they were arrested by policemen attached to the Ilemba Hausa Police Division after a tip-off while while waiting for the buyer of the vehicle.

The leader of the gang, David, 24, a polytechnic graduate, said he lived close to the victim’s house and had monitored his movement, adding that they robbed him to celebrate Sallah.

He said, “We are all friends. We planned the robbery a week to the actual day. I live close to the man’s house and I sold the idea to my friends. Our intention was just to take his car for the Sallah break. I didn’t follow them into the house. I only pointed the place to them and they finished the job. It was after they were done that I joined them in the vehicle.”

Ugochukwu, 26, an indigene of Idemili, Anambra State, said the robbery was easy for them because only Pa Onazi was at home.

He said, “We discovered that the man is old and he lives alone in that big house. He does not stay with his wife or even house help. There was no security man guarding the house or any other form of security. We also robbed him because he does not help people.”

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Fatai Owoseni, said the suspects would be handed over to the Plateau State Police Command, together with the exhibits recovered from them.
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PHOTOS: Burna Boy Plays With A Condom On Stage During Live Performance

Reggae dancehall star, Burna Boy shocked residents of Makurdi when he brought out a condom on stage during his live performance at the recently held Star Music Trek.

The singer who has being swimming in recent babymama controversies for some time now has given the public yet another thing to talk about.

This won't be the first time the 'Yawa Dey' singer will be pulling stunt on stage. You may recall his panty show during 2013 Felabration when he stripped down to his undies while on stage which earned him a lengthy ban from African Shrine.

At the recent Star Music Trek Concert, the singer was on stage performing in Markurdi and shocked many by putting out a fully inflated condom.

He surprised many when he started playing with it on stage like a new found gadget while fans cheered him on.

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Buhari Supports Reform That Will Separate Local Governments From State Governments

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will support a constitutional amendment to free local governments from the stranglehold of state governments. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said in a statement that Buhari made his position known when he received the leadership of the Association of Local Governments in Nigeria (ALGON) on Thursday in Abuja.

He stated that the President told the ALGON leadership that the amendment, when carried out, would better the lot of Nigerians at the community level. He stressed that a constitutional amendment was urgently required to clearly define the relationship among the three tiers of government.

He described the frosty relationship between states and local governments as “very serious constitutional problem.

“The relationship between the three tiers of government is not a very nice one, especially that between the local governments and the states. “The states feel like they own the local governments if they are of the same party. It is worse if they are not. “This is a very serious constitutional problem and unless there is absolute clarity and transparency, the relationship will continue to be exploited against the interest of the ordinary people of the country.”

Buhari advised the ALGON executives to hold consultations with their people and lawyers with a view to presenting a bill that would seek constitutional amendment to free the councils from the stranglehold of the states. He said “this will limit the damage they can do to you. The quicker you do this the better, so that you can help your people much more.”

He acknowledged the request by ALGON for the release of 3.2 billion dollars wrongfully deducted by Federal Government for the final settlement of foreign debts in 2005. President Buhari said the government recognized the judgment debt but the timing of the request for its repayment was wrong, given the current economic situation in the country.

In his remarks, the acting ALGON National President, Alhaji Ibrahim Karaye, presented a six-point demand to the President, which included the repayment of the 3.2 billion dollars debts. He stressed the need to ensure the sovereignty of local government administration in the country.

The ALGON leader expressed the Association’s full support to the President’s programmes on improving security, anti-corruption campaign and economic revival.
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Guinness Nigeria To Export Beer To South Africa To Increase Sales

Guinness Nigeria Plc plans to increase exports to improve sales and generate more foreign exchange as the country’s second-largest brewer battles to overcome an economic slump in its home market.

The unit of London-based Diageo Plc will consider selling Guinness stout and the herbal drink Orijin in South Africa to boost the proportion of beverages it sends to international markets, Chief Executive Officer, Peter Ndegwa, said in an interview with Bloomberg.

That will help resolve the brewer’s shortage of foreign currency in Nigeria, which the beverage maker needs to pay for imported goods.

“With all the challenges we have had with foreign currency availability, we realise that export is a great opportunity to gain foreign exchange and stabilise,” Ndegwa said.

“We have heard a lot of inquiries from South Africa. We are currently in the process of seeing how we can export some of those brands to the country.”

Heineken NV is also expanding in South Africa with the recent introduction of Sol Mexican lager, part of a plan to boost its market share in a country dominated by SABMiller Plc. Guinness Nigeria will also seek to export beer to target Africans living on other continents, Ndegwa said.

Generating foreign currency from exports would help Guinness Nigeria offset a scarcity of dollars in its home market caused partly by a slump in oil revenue, the country’s biggest earner.

The economy is on track to shrink 1.8 per cent this year, according to the International Monetary Fund. That would be Nigeria’s first full-year contraction since 1991, according to data from the nation’s statistics agency.

Guinness Nigeria is seeing drinkers switch to cheaper beer brands such as Satzenbrau as disposable incomes decline, and is expanding its range of spirits to increase choice in its more affordable product range.

“We are focused on brands that are lower priced, by either improving distribution or improving awareness,” Ndegwa said. “We have spirit brands across all categories but the growth is mid-to-lower end.”
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