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Gov. Obiano of Anambra state increases salary of state workers by 16%

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Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra state increases salary of state workers by 16%. He announced the increase in salary during the Civil Service day celebration in Awka the state capital yesterday July 30th.

China takes it as Beijing has been chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympic games

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China takes it as Beijing has been chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympic games. The Chinese capital beat its closest rival, the Kazakhstan city, Almaty. 4 European cities - including Oslo and Stockholm entered the bid for the hosting rights of the games but Oslo and Stockhom pulled out due to political/financial reasons. 'Now its gonna be Beijing baby'...#winks

Nigerians react to former chief of army staff, Alex Badeh hand over note claims

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Nigerians react to former chief of army staff hand over note where he alleged that he commanded an arm forces that lacked equipments to fight insurgency.

I headed an Army with no equipment–Badeh

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The immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), has said that the Army he headed was one with no equipment.

The former Chief of Defence Staff made the statement while delivering a valedictory speech at a pulling out parade organised in his honour at the Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja, on Thursday.

He said, “Permit me to also add here that the nation’s militaries are equipped and trained in peace time for the conflicts they expect to confront in the future. Unfortunately, that has not been our experience as a nation.

I’m not expecting ministerial appointment from Buhari —Bakare

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The General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that he is not expecting a ministerial appointment from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Bakare, who spoke in an interview with Sahara TV monitored by our correspondent on Thursday, however, parried a question on whether he would accept a ministerial appointment if offered by the President.

Bakare, who was the running mate of Buhari on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change in the 2011 presidential election, defended the President’s style of governance, saying, “slow and steady wins the race.”

Microsoft unit fires 85% of Nigerian workers

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Microsoft on Thursday sacked 34 (85 per cent) of the 40 employees in the Nigerian office of its phone division. The sacking came 24 hours after the company’s latest Windows 10 was made available in Nigeria and 189 other countries.

Although, Windows 10 is now available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 operating systems or with new personal computers and tablets, industry experts said it would leave about 15 million Nigerian payments cards prone to hacking.

Employees at the Nigerian office were silent on the matter, but a source said that the downsizing was part of the global decision of Microsoft to streamline its phone division.

Comedian Baba De Baba to celebrieties 'Stop showing off your babies on social media channels'

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#Witches lol

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FG honour Nigerian doctor who scored 5.0 Cumulative GPA in Russian Uni

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Nigerian doctor Victor Olalusi, who scored 5.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) in Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow (RNRMU) in 2013 was yesterday July 29th honoured by the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja.

Doctor Olalusi, the best graduating student in the whole Russian Federation in 2013 under the Russia-Nigeria Bilateral Education Agreement is currently undergoing the one year compulsory National Youth Service scheme in Rivers State.

Must Read: Fresh Army shake-up, 95 army generals moved

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Below is the statement from the Directorate of Army Public Relations signed by the Acting Director, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman. Read below;

The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Yusufu Buratai today approved the postings and appointments of 334 officers of the Nigerian Army officers with various effective dates. These include some Principal Staff Officers at Defence and Army Headquarters, Corps Commanders and General Officers Commanding as well as other commanders.

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'There's nothing to gain in pulling Okonjo-Iweala down' - Peter Obi

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The former Governor of Anambra State met with some journalists in the state recently where he spoke on various burning national issues. Of note was the alleged mismanagement of Nigeria's economy by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala.

"It is rather unfortunate that we have this attitude of trying to pull down our best. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala is a global star and only came back to serve her country and she did that with passion. We gain nothing trying to pull her down. We did it with Arunma Otteh, but we know what she is today. I have been in several meetings where this woman (Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala) was almost crying as she explained and pleaded with all and sundry on the need to save for the rainy day.

Oil worth $13.7bn stolen under NNPC, says NEITI

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The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna-Ahmed, on Wednesday said between 2009 and 2012, about 160 million barrels of oil valued at $13.7bn was stolen under the watch of the national oil giant, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

According to this report by Punch News; She also said that subsidy payment from 2005 to 2012 indicated that $11.63bn had been paid to the NNPC but that “there is no evidence of the money being remitted to the federation account.”

The NEITI boss, who called on the Federal Government to privatize the refineries, stated this during a courtesy call on Governor Nasir el-Rufai, at Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, Kaduna, on Wednesday.

P’Harcourt, Warri refineries begin crude production – NNPC

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has announced the successful re-streaming of the Port Harcourt and Warri refineries after nine months of phased rehabilitation conducted by its in-house engineers and technicians.

The national oil company made the announcement on Wednesday through a statement.

It said the plants had commenced preliminary production of petroleum products after successful test-runs, noting that while the Port Harcourt Refining Company was ramping up capacity to about 60 per cent of the 210,000 barrels per day of crude capacity, production from the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company had been projected to hit 80 per cent of its installed capacity 125,000 bpd.

Nigerian gay activist Bisi Alimi reacts after Nigerians come for him on FB

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Nigerian gay activist Bisi Alimi reacts after Nigerians come for him on FB... read his follow up reply above

Major General Iliya Abbah has been appointed head of Multinational Joint Task Force on Boko Haram

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Major General Iliya Abbah has been appointed head of Multinational Joint Task Force on Boko Haram

Until his appointment, Maj. Abbah was the head of operations in the Niger Delta. He takes over from Brig-Gen. T. Y. Buratai who was recently appointed the Chief of Army Staff by President Buhari.

Buhari's appointments has shown his hatred for Igbos - Ohaneze

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The Anambra State president of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr. Chris Eluemuno, said yesterday in an interview with Anambra Broadcasting Service in Awka that he's not surprised at the way the appointments of President Buhari is going, saying it shows the president's deep rooted hatred for the Igbos..

“I said it during the campaigns that General Buhari does not like Igbo people and it is happening now with all the appointments he has so far made since he came into office on May 29. He appointed five service chiefs and there is no Igbo man, even though Igbo have qualified people to occupy the positions. His party has completed the selection of principal officers in the national assembly and despite the fact that the speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara made case to apply the federal character in allocating the offices, the president jettisoned it through his intervention and left Igbo APC lawmakers out.

FG goes after ‘super rich’ civil servants

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The Federal Government’s anti-corruption operatives are now going after ‘super rich’ public officers who have multiple properties and other assets suspected to have been the rewards of graft.
It was learnt, that the searchlight of the anti-corruption agents was on civil servants that possess many properties in the Federal Capital Territory.

It was gathered that in Abuja on Wednesday, operatives in the Assets Tracing, Recovery and Management Unit of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission had been asked to invite suspects for interrogation and recovery of ill-gotten assets in their possession.

It was gathered that the ICPC had strengthened the ATRMU by posting more personnel to the unit to ensure the success of its campaign.

Photo: Gov. Oshiomhole transformed into a woman

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Lol! this is so funny but then caution should be applied... #Respecttoourleaders

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Photos of President Buhari who just arrived Cameroon today

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Photos of President Buhari who just arrived Cameroon today. He was received by the Cameroonian president, Paul Biya. More photos below;

Photos: Notorious kidnapper popularly known as Vampire paraded in Imo

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The Imo state police command have arrested and paraded a notorious kidnapper identified as Henry Chibueze aka "Vampire". Vampire was arrested after a failed attempt by him and his gang members to kidnap judges of the Imo state tribunal who were lodged at Disney Hotels, along Onitsha Owerri Road recently.

According to reports, security operatives in the state who acted on a tip off, swooped on the gang members as they attempted to kidnap the judges. Vampire and his members fled the hotel with gunshot wounds. He was later arrested at his elder brother's house where he had gone to treat himself.

Bisi Alimi trash Nigeria in new Facebook post

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Hmmm! Really?

South African man insult Nigeria and battles with Nigerians on twitter

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This South African man dragged Nigeria out in reply to BBC news update on twitter and as expected, Nigerians gave him a run for his money lol... read the tweets;

A FATHER'S WILL: Daughters inherit $20 Million with strings attached

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When their father died, Victoria (left) and Marlena Laboz (middle) inherited $20 million - but that money comes with conditions. A Manhattan millionaire left a generous fortune to his daughters in his will, but the money comes with strings.

Maurice Laboz, owner of real estate management firm Regal Real Estate, died earlier this year and left his two daughters, Marlena, 21, and Victoria, 17, $10 million each (his entire estate was worth $37 million). And while the money is supposed to roll in when each girl turns 35, Maurice set up conditions for the payouts to start earlier.

Photos: Gov. El Rufai file lawsuit against media house on alleged N90bn asset

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Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El Rufai is pictured above arriving Kaduna state High Court to officially file a suit against the Union newspapers for their report on July 1st that he declared assets worth N90billion before the Code of Conduct Bureau. The governor has since denied the report.

The governor personally filed the lawsuit at the state high court on Monday July 27th and was accompanied by his deputy, Bala Bantex, his lawyers and top government officials. Another photo below;

Photo: Davido buys customized 2015 floral sneakers for his daughter

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Wow! Davido is indeed enjoying fatherhood yeah! The singer took to Instagram to show off a pair of cute customized Air Jordan sneakers he bought for his 2+ months old daughter. He wrote "for my pumpkin, yay or nay? daddy loves you so much".

hmmmm! Nice

Read: Detroit has the largest satanist temple chapter in the US

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The "largest public satanic ceremony in history" took place last Saturday in Detroit, a city that has the largest and oldest chapter of a national Satanist organization.

The group unveiled a nearly 9-foot tall bronze statue of a goat-headed Baphomet in a private ceremony attended by 600 ticket holders, Lucien Graves, co-founder of the national Satanic Temple organization in Boston. The Satanic Temple in Detroit has more than 200 registered members.

"They are so active and well-organized," Graves said. "There's probably been another wave of interest since this event."
The Detroit chapter is the first of the national organization, Graves said. He credits the Detroit chapter's founder Jex Blackmore with the growth of the chapter since it was established there in August 2014.

Obasanjo very cunning, Tinubu very clever - Alamieyeseigha

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In an interview with Vanguard, former Bayelsa state governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, said former President Olusegun Obasanjo is a cunning man and that former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu was very clever not to have fallen for Obasanjo's actions. Alamieyeseigha said this while responding to a question on whether the recent defections of PDP members to APC will affect the party in the state's governorship election which will hold on December 5th.

"Again, I think our people need to be educated, I can tell you that I was one of them in 2003 that formed Action Congress. At that time, it was becoming clear that President Olusegun Obasanjo, was going to chase most of us out of PDP, so we came together. About 18 of us. We said let us register a party and keep it in case President Obasanjo pushed us out of the party. We can have a platform to actualize our dream.

Police arrests 18 year old boy who built gun-firing drone

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Photos: Omg! See bundles of Naira notes, guns and gadgets found in a Boko Haram hideout

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Omg! See bundles of Naira notes in various denominations, guns and gadgets found in a Boko Haram hideout. Another photo below;

Defence HQ reacts to photos showing cadets harassing civilians

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Reports of cadet harassing innocent citizens has been flooding the social media... and in respect to this the defence HQ reacts to photos on NDA twitter handle showing cadets harassing civilians... read the tweets below and more photos;

Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila is now the House Majority leader

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Well i hope this settles it my people at the lower house as Femi Gbajabiamila has been announced as the House of Representatives majority leader. The House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara announced his appointment at the resumed sitting of the house earlier today.

Buba Jibrin (Northcentral) was announced as Deputy Majority Leader, while Alhassan Doguwa (Northwest) was announced as Chief Whip and Pally Iriase (Southsouth) is Deputy Whip.

Obama to African leaders - Leave office immediately your tenure expires

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US president  Barrack Obama while speaking to African leaders at the African Union Headquarters in Ethiopia today July 28th, President Obama asked African leaders to leave office whenever their tenure comes to an end and shaded the heck out of Mugabe and Burundi president. What he said below;

"I am in my second term. Its been an extraordinary privilege for me to serve as President of the United States. I love my work but under our constitution I cannot run again. I actually think I am a pretty good president. I think if I ran I could win. But I can't. So there is a lot that I will like to do to keep America moving but the law is the law and no one person is above the law. Not even the president. And I will be honest with you.

President Buhari to visit Cameroon on July 29th -30th to discuss Boko Haram Insurgency

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Report reaching us confirms that President Buhari will be visiting Cameroon from July 29th to July 30th for further discussions with President Paul Biya on ways to combat Boko Haram activities in the West African region.

Former Akwa Ibom governor, Akpabio is the new Senate Minority Leader

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Former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio has been announced as the Senate Minority leader. His nomination is against the rules of the senate that exempts first time senators from becoming Senate Minority leaders. He was nominated by the South South Senators in the Senate. Senator Emmanuel Bwacha was named Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Philip Aduda becomes Minority Whip and Senator Bioudun Olujimi is Deputy Minority Whip.

Boko Haram kill 29 people in fresh attack in Borno state

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Boko Haram kill 29 people in fresh attack in Dille community and other surrounding villages of Askira Uba Local Government Area in Borno state yesterday July 27th.

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Jubrin Satumari confirmed the recent attack and said his plea for more troops to be drafted to his constituency has over time fallen on deaf ears

"I am much worried over the spate of killings by suspected insurgents in my constituency. I have pleaded to security authorities, particularly military to deploy troops to most of the affected villages to safeguard my people’s lives and property, but all my cries failed on deaf ears as there are no security presence in my constituency yet, but I still want to assure my people that we are doing everything possible to see that military troops are deployed immediately” he said.

81 senators deliver vote of confidence, pledge support to the leadership of Senate President, Bukola Saraki

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81 senators deliver vote of confidence, pledge support to the leadership of Senate President, Bukola Saraki. This was shared on Twitter by Saraki's media aide, Banks Omishore. More below;

Quote of the Day: "Poverty is not an excuse for failure. Everyone can succeed. Do something!" -Auma Obama

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"When Barack first came to Kenya he slept in a small camping bed in my flat"

"I once drove Barack in my battered beetle here in Kenya. 27 years later he gave me a ride in the Beast. Poverty is not an excuse for failure. Everyone can succeed. Do something!"

Buhari: I won’t make persons who lack integrity ministers

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he would not make compromised citizens and ‘hostages’ ministers.

“We will try as much as possible to avoid appointing hostages; by this, I mean people who have been in the system but compromised their personal and professional integrity, Buhari said on Monday in a live programme, Good Morning Nigeria, on the Nigerian Television Authority.

He said he needed decent, patriotic and hard-working technocrats as well as politicians to work with him in order to achieve his dream of repositioning the country.

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Photos: Bad state of Uselu road Benin city on focus

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Uselu road Benin city bad state....... concerned citizens lament the ugly nature of the road especially when it rains in Benin city.

Nigeria's Ministry Of Health Accuses Okonjo-Iweala Of Making Questionable Payment To Global Health NGO

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Officials of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) are questioning how former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala handled payment of the sum of $2.2 million that was the subject of a dispute between the Health Ministry and a global non-governmental organization called the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI).

A letter written by the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Health wondered why Ms. Okonjo-Iweala’s Ministry of Finance rushed to pay the disputed sum to GAVI, a health NGO that had claimed that Nigeria’s health officials had misappropriated the funds between 2011 and 2013.

GAVI had sought the intervention of the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following disagreements between the NGO and the Federal Ministry of Health, according to a letter written by the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Health, L.N. Awute.

President Buhari to APC House of rep members- 'resolve crisis before tomorrow'

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The crisis rocking the lower house might soon be a thing of the past following the appeal made by President Buhari to APC members in the House of Representatives to put aside their differences and resolve their issues before tomorrow's plenary session. Speaking at a meeting which he convened earlier today, President Buhari insisted the party members in the lower chamber must respect the decision of the party regarding appointment of principal leaders in the house.

A source at the meeting which lasted for just 20 minutes, told Premium Times that President Buhari asked the members to maintain party discipline and follow their party's directive.

A minister in GEJ's govt stole $6billion - Gov. Oshiomole alleges

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Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomole has alleged that a minister that served in former president Jonathan's administration stole a whooping $6billion. Governor Oshiomole made the allegation while speaking to state house correspondents after a meeting with President Buhari today.

He said American officials made the alleged fraud known to the Buhari led delegation during the state visit to the US last week.

Senator Ben Murray Bruce replies a man who claims he flies first class

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hmmmm!

US trip: APC cabals want to hijack economy from Buhari - Femi Falana

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Human right lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), on Monday, said President Buhari was under pressure by some political forces in the All Progressives Congress
to hijack his economic policies and ensure they are under the control of a few cabals.

He spoke during the public presentation of a book entitled: “Economic diplomacy and Nigeria’s foreign policy”, written by the immediate chairman, Board of Tertiary Education Trust Fund and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Musa Babayo.

Falana who was obviously reacting to Buhari's recent state visit to the United States of America, where some Nigerian businessmen and industrialist were allegedly turned down from having audience with President, said these development may have accounted for why the President has not been forthcoming with his economic agenda two months after his inauguration.

Chris Brown reflects on his life after he attended church service

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The music star recently attended a church service, an act he has failed to do for over 15 years. The service indeed touched his inner being and this is what he had to say... read more below;

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