Saturday 13 July 2019

Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama: How the British ambassador called the President's actions 'diplomatic vandalism' fueled by 'personality reasons'

Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama: British ambassador says Trump's actions 'diplomatic
Donald Trump (main) abandoned the Iran nuclear deal as an act of 'diplomatic vandalism' to spite his predecessor Barack Obama (inset), according to then-British Ambassador to the US, Sir Kim Darroch (left). Sir Kim, in a bombshell memo to Downing Street, said that the president abandoned the deal for 'personality reasons' and suggested there were splits among his closest advisors, including Mike Pompeo (bottom right) and Mike Pence (top right). Sir Kim's claim is the latest revelation from 

The Mail on Sunday's explosive cache of cables and briefing notes which sent shockwaves around the world and forced the ambassador's resignation last week. The shocking new revelation comes after Scotland Yard threatened to prosecute the Mail on Sunday for publishing the documents. Sir Kim's Iran memo was sent in May 2018, after Boris Johnson - who was then Foreign Secretary - had been dispatched to Washington to make a last-ditch plea to President Trump not to abandon the nuclear deal with Iran designed to prevent the regime from building an atomic bomb.

Legends Hang Out! Janet Jackson Pictured With Stevie Wonder And Lionel Richie In New Photo

Legends! Janet Jackson pictured with Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie in new photo
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American Music Icons, Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder alongside Lionel Richie were recently pictured posing together. 

BREAKING: Gunmen Kill Senator Abbo’s Uncle, Abduct Stepmother

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Kidnappers have killed an uncle of Sen Abbo and taken away his stepmother.

A witness said the kidnappers stormed Abbo’s country home in the early hours of Saturday and killed Abbo’s uncle for raising alarm as they were taking away the senator’s stepmother identified as Rifikatu Ishaku.

The development will further distress Abbo, the senator representing Adamawa North District in the National Assembly, battling the embarrassment of being rebuked nationwide for slapping a woman in an Abuja sex toy shop.

Photos From The Burial Of Dino Melaye’s Mum In Kogi

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Nigerian lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district has buried his mum, Madam Comfort Melaye who died back in May 2019.
The burial held in Aiyetoro, Gbede in Kogi State, with friends, family and well-wishers of the lawmaker in attendance.
See more photos below..

Akeredolu Leads Makinde, Mimiko, Others Visit Fasoranti's House (Photos)

Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has led Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde and Security Chiefs in the state to the residence of Pa. Reuben Fasoranti to condole with him over the loss of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunri who was killed by unknown gunmen on Friday.

The Governor who was earlier at the residence of the leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio-political organisation, Afenifere, returned with security chiefs and was later joined by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and former Governor of the state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko.

Former Super Eagles Coach, Christian Chukwu Back On His Feet, Returns Home After Treatment In London

Former Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu has returned from his medical trip in London.

Chukwu, one of Nigeria’s most influential footballers in history who captained the national team to their first Africa Cup of Nations title in 1980, suffered from prostate cancer which affected his leg.

The Enugu state government donated N1.5 million for the leg surgery and Billionaire Femi Otedola paid N18,000,000 ($50,000) to bankroll his medical treatment in London (The United Kingdom).

He arrived in London for his final treatment in April with his wife and NFF boss Amaju Pinnick.

Funke Olakunrin Fasoranti Death: IPOB "Lamentations Will Not Stop The Invaders"

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Saturday condemned the killing of the daughter of Afenifere Chairman, Funke Fasoranti Olakunrin by killer herdsmen and should not be ignored, unanswered and allowed to be swept under the carpet.

IPOB in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful described the killing as barbaric and an affront against the Yoruba race against by the terrorist herdsmen.

The group said that “Press statements and lamentations will not stop the invaders, only concrete mass action can and we are ever ready.”

IPOBs statement titled “Action better than words of fury” also described the attack and killing of Mrs Fasoranti Olakunrin as a timely warning there is a Jihads mission supported by the present administration in Nigeria.

It said that “the Jihadi mission is to terrorise, subjugate and enslave everybody unfortunate enough to be part of the British colonial experiment in Nigeria.”

According IPOB, “the brazen terror attack in Yorubaland by terrorist which led to the killing of the daughter of Chairman the Afanifere, Funke Fasoranti Olakunrin is regrettable, evil and an action intended to be used to intimidate, harass and subjugate and enslave everybody in Nigeria, iris also to a timely warning to Yoruba.”

Afenifere Leader's Son Narrates How His Sister Was Killed

Kehinde, one of the sons of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader, has given an account of how Funke Olakunrin, his sister, was killed in Ondo State.

Olakunrin was killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen while heading to Ore junction from Akure, Ondo State, where she was attacked and shot by her attackers.

Kehinde speaking to reporters in Akure said that the tragic incident occurred hours after she visited her 93-year-old father, who had not fully recovered from the death of one of his daughters.

According to him, his sister could not survive the attack because she lost too much blood.

He said: “I just came back to Akure with my sister’s body tonight from Ore town. She was on her way to Lagos after she left baba (Pa Rebeun Fasoranti) house Friday morning.

Friday 12 July 2019

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Daughter Of Afenifere Leader, Fasoranti

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Daredevil gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, on Friday, killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the Pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, during an attack on travellers on the Benin-Ore-Lagos Expressway,

She was said to be travelling to Ondo town from Lagos to commiserate with one of her relatives when the ugly incident happened.

Olakunrin, the 58-year-old daughter of the 94-year-old Yoruba leader, Fasoranti, along with others ran into the barricade of the suspected Fulani herdsmen said to have been terrorising motorists on the expressway.

A source said that the assailants who tried to stop the vehicles opened fire on its occupants as the drivers of the vehicles tried to manoeuvre their way out of the barricade.

While Olakunrin who was hit by bullets from sporadic shootings died shortly after, the source said other occupants of the vehicles were seriously injured while one was abducted during the attack.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr Femi Joseph, said three vehicles including a commercial bus belonging to Young Shall Grow Transport Limited, a Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep, with Registration Number LAGOS, AAA 147 FM and a Toyota Camry were involved in the incident.

Funke Olakunrin: Atiku Reacts To Death Of Afenifere Chairman Daughter

PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has reacted through his Twitter handle to the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen. 

According to sources, the 58-year-old woman was heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, when she was attacked and shot by the herdsmen. 

Atiku said:

"I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Chief Reuben Fasoranti, the Chairman of Afenifere. This is one death too many.

Manchester United Lose Nigerian Irish Born Teenage Goal-scoring Sensation Mipo Odubeko After Youngster Turns Down New Deal

Teenager Mipo Odubeko has turned down a contract extension at Manchester United

Manchester United have lost teenage goalscoring sensation Mipo Odubeko after the youngster turned down a new contract.

The 16-year-old scored 35 goals for United's academy last season and was viewed as one of the club's hottest prospects. 

But the Republic of Ireland Under-17 international's contract expired at the end of June and he has now rejected the offer of an extension - believing his development is better served away from United.

Dramatic Video Shows US Coats Guard Intercepting A Submarine Carrying Tons Of Cocaine

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President Donald Trump has praised the 'amazing' Coast Guard sailors after dramatic footage showed them jumping on to a moving submarine in the Pacific ocean to stop drug traffickers carrying cocaine. 
The semi-submersible pounded through deep Eastern Pacific waters filled with thousands of pounds of cocaine on board, according to The Washington Post.
It was ultimately bound for the United States, as the vessel had been tracked by a Coast Guard surveillance aircraft.

Nurse Exposes The Face Of HIV Patients At The Hospital She Works In Rivers State

Nurse exposes the face of HIV patients at the hospital she works with in Rivers state then blasts critics

A nurse is currently facing backlash after she exposed the faces of HIV patients who came to receive their drugs at the hospital she works within Rivers state.

Lillian Ejimbe, who has two Facebook accounts, claims on one account to be a “nurse anaesthetist” at St. Nicholas Anglican Church, Aluu, Uniport. In the other account, she claims she’s a staff nurse at St. Gregory’s Hospital.

She took to one of her Facebook accounts to share a photo of HIV patients waiting in the waiting room to receive their anti-retroviral drugs.

Governor Rochas Okorocha Caught On Camera Sleeping At The Senate House

Many Nigerian politicians see the Senate and National Assembly houses as retirement homes and true to their words, they are going there to retire and die off after maximizing their 8 years tenure as state Governors. The newest member of this club is your favourite dramatic Governor, Rochas Okorocha. Rochas sleeping in the house of the Senate was a sight to behold, Nigerians, these are the Lazy Nigerian leaders that are supposed to be making laws of the land! What a shame, check out his sleeping photo below:

Proprietor Of Yahoo-Yahoo Training School, Chinedu Frank Remanded In Ikoyi Prison

An Ikeja special Offences Court yesterday remanded the proprietor of a ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ training school in Lagos, Chinedu Frank, in prison custody.
Frank is standing trial before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo over an alleged $20,000 fraud
He is facing a seven-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence and possession of fraudulent documents brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). He pleaded not guilty.

EFCC prosecuting counsel, Samuel Daji thereafter asked the court for a trial date.
Justice Taiwo granted his request and adjourned the matter till September 17.
She also ordered the defendant to be remanded in Ikoyi Prisons custody.
Earlier, Daji, had told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in 2018 and on May 24, in Lagos.

APC Replies Davido's Father Deji Adeleke's Claim Of Osun Election Being Rigged

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun State has replied Davido's father, Dr Deji Adeleke, over claims that his brother, Ademola Adeleke was deprived of his victory in the 2018 Osun State election. 

Adeleke had said that the ''daylight robbery'' that deprived his brother of the mandate freely given by the good people of Osun State, had brought shame and disgrace to Nigeria as a country.
However reacting to the claim, the APC in a statement signed by its Media Director, Barr Kunle Oyatomi, said that Senator Ademola Adeleke is not a governor today because he lost the Osun Governorship election. It reads in full;

Britain unveils its own tax on digital giants: Hammond risks clash with Trump after the US President threatened tariffs on France for introducing a similar levy

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Britain is on a collision course with Donald Trump today after unveiling a 'digital services tax' to grab £400million-a-year more from global tech firms such as Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook.
The UK is pushing ahead with plans for a proposed two per cent levy on sales starting next April targeting online giants with global sales of more than £500million and at least £25million in UK revenue.  
Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook would need to pay an extra £300million a year, MailOnline has calculated, with up to 30 companies needing to pay.
Britain wants more cash from major search engines, social networks and online marketplaces who use legal loopholes to ensure their UK profits are taxed in countries such as Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands at a lower rate than in London.

Seyi Makinde Names Mogbonjubola Deputy Chief Of Staff

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the appointment of Mr. Olawale Abdul-Mojeed Mogbonjubola, as his Deputy Chief of Staff.

A statement made available in Ibadan, the state capital by Mr. Taiwo Adisa, Makinde’s Chief Press Secretary, confirmed the appointment.

Adisa in the statement issued on Thursday noted that “Mr. Mogbonjubola, is an architect by training and principal partner of Cadarch Limited.

“He attended the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife and has over fifteen years of cognate experience in architecture.

7 Family Members Killed By Generator Fumes In Rivers State (Disturbing Photo)

A family of seven completely wiped out this morning by generator fumes in Elele, Ikwerre local government of Rivers State. 

This was said by one of their neighbours who were at the scene of the incident. Though their body has been evacuated by Elele Division police.

Threatened to be kicked off flight for wearing ‘revealing’ dress, American Airlines apologizes to black doctor

American Airlines has apologized to a Houston-based family medicine doctor after flight attendants threatened to kick her and her 8-year-old son off their Jamaica to Miami flight after she was told her summer romper was “inappropriate” for the journey.

According to Dr Latisha Rowe, she was deplaned after boarding and instructed to cover herself up else she and her son wouldn’t be allowed to join the flight after they deemed her dress to be too revealing. Rowe was left with no choice but to cover herself up with a blanket that was given to her by the flight attendants.

Narrating the incident in a series of Tweets on June 30 which went viral, Rowe, who was returning to the United States after an “amazing vacation” was adamant her dress covered everything.

MC Oluomo Loses Lagos NURTW Chairmanship To Michael Odugunle

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It is no longer news that the National Treasurer for Lagos chapter of the National Road Union Transport Workers, Musiliu Akinsanya, better known as MC Oluomo, lost his bid to succeed the outgoing chairman of Lagos State chapter, Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede.
What is not known is that Agbede was instrumental in the emergence of Michael Odugunle as the new chairman of the Lagos union.

According to an insider, Agbede worked against the Oluomo’s bid to become the next Lagos NURTW chairman.

Akinsanya, a close ally of Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, has been a major contender for the plum job until he was shocked by Agbede’s move, fielding his own preferred successor at the just concluded election.

Trump Retreats On Controversial Bid To Inject Citizenship Question In 2020 US Census

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President Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to inject a citizenship question into next year's census Thursday, instead directing federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases.

He insisted he was "not backing down," declaring in a Rose Garden announcement that the goal was simple and reasonable: "a clear breakdown of the number of citizens and non-citizens that make up the United States population."

But the decision was clearly a reversal after the Supreme Court blocked his effort by disputing his administration's rationale for demanding that census respondents declare whether or not they were citizens.

US Launches Investigation Into French Tax On Tech Giants Like Facebook, Apple, Google

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US President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered an investigation into France's plans to tax technology companies, a probe that could lead to the United States imposing tariffs as part of a new trade tiff with the EU.

France's parliament definitively adopted the law on Thursday, making France the first major economy to impose a tax on internet heavyweights.

Dubbed the GAFA tax – an acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon – the legislation will impose a levy of 3 per cent on total annual revenues of the largest tech firms providing services to French consumers.

France Imposes Digital Tax On Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon

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The French Parliament on Thursday adopted, by a final vote of the Senate, the introduction of a tax on `GAFA’, making France one of the first countries to impose a tax on digital giants.

The GAFA tax refers to an acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.

The digital tax is endorsed by the opposition-controlled upper house, paving the way to the eurozone second largest power to unilaterally tax internet giants by three per cent on much of their digital sales in France.

Adeleke Family Alleges Betrayal, Rejects 2022 PDP Gov Ticket

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Deji Adeleke, elder brother to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 22, 2018 governorship poll in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, on Thursday, said many promises made by the PDP before the family accepted the party’s governorship ticket were not kept.

Adeleke, in a statement he signed and obtained in Osogbo on Thursday, declared that his younger brother had no intention to contest the governorship election in the first place.

Thursday 11 July 2019

Jamaica is Third Caribbean Country To sign Visa Waiver Agreement With Ghana

Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo Addo, has, for the third time in a month, won the hearts of leaders in the Caribbean pushing for them to sign a no-visa agreement between their countries and Ghana.
Jamaica is the most recent country to sign this visa waiver with the West African country synonymous for its gold-mining and cocoa producing acumen.
Only last week, Face2Face Africa reported how Ghana had won another visa waiver with Barbados, following immediately after a similar agreement reached between the country and Guyana.

Ghana And Other Countries Get Extended Visa Waiver From South Africa Says More “Homework” Needed Before Adding Nigeria

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In a bid to boost tourism to the country, South Africa is finalising a number of visa waiver agreements with other countries, allowing travellers to enter the country without a visa.

This announcement was made by Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday in Pretoria.

Citizens from countries which will now no longer require a visa to travel to SA include Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Iran, Lebanon, the State of Palestine, Belarus, Georgia, and Cuba.

These countries join the UK, US, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Australia, Brazil and Canada whose citizens already have visa waiver agreements.

“We have implemented a visa waiver for all citizens of the Russian Federation and Angola, on 1 April 2017 and 1 December 2017, respectively, to travel to SA without having to apply for a visa,” Gigaba said.

Despite being part of the top 10 overseas tourism market, nationals from China and India still require a visa to visit SA. Gigaba, however, said his department is simplifying visa requirements for these countries.

Meghan Markle is 'mum-shamed' on Instagram by critics claiming she looks like she is about to DROP newborn Archie in photos from their first public outing

Meghan Markle is mom-shamed over how she holds baby Archie

Meghan, 37, was photographed cradling her newborn son Archie at Billingbear Polo Club in Wokingham, Surrey, on Wednesday. The Duchess of Sussex and her baby boy joined Kate Middleton and her three children to watch Prince William and Prince Harry at a charity polo match. After photos of the two moms were published online, people flocked to Instagram to slam the way Meghan was holding Archie. Critics claimed she appeared 'uncomfortable' and looked like she was going to 'drop' the newborn because of the way he was awkwardly positioned in her arms. The backlash prompted fans to stick up for the royal, with many pointing out that a lot of new moms struggle with holding their newborns at first.

I Work With LAWMA, But Rob At Night, Says Suspect

I work with LAWMA, but rob at night, says suspect

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, Lagos State Police Command, have arrested a worker with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) for alleged robbery.

The suspect, Steven Donatus (20), confessed that he used to work in LAWMA during day time, while at night he would go for robbery operations.

He said: “It was true I partook in the operation. I work with LAWMA in the morning, while at night I go for a robbery operation. We were about to rob a cyclist at Oyingbo when we saw policemen and we took to our heels.”

Donatus said that on the fateful day of his arrest, he returned from an operation and was about to rest when he discovered his wife was feverish. He decided to go and buy medicine for her.

Everything Is Messed Up In Kwara State – Governor AbdulRazaq Laments

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has lamented that the last administration messed everything up in the state.  
He decried the rot in all sectors of the state, saying the decadence will take years to fix. The governor however assured his administration will expend N11.2 billion in revamping the infrastructure in the state’s schools. The governor added that the aim is to save the deteriorating conditions of schools in the state.  

The Ruga Settlements Policy

In the pursuit of better livestock management, every Nigerian who is interested in cattle rearing must be considered, writes Sufuyan Ojeifo

The ballyhoo over “ruga settlements”, which the Ministry of Agriculture wanted to mischievously deploy in supplanting the original and scripted National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP), was a measure of Nigerians’ edification, intelligence, patriotism and resilient contempt for and passionate disapprobation of the policy.

Tension had dramatically dissipated following President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to terminate the policy on account of its conceptual fraud and puckish push by the confederates of masterminds and implementers whose motivation has yet to be located within any patriotic rationale and essential goodness of the Nigerian nation-state.

But at least, the “ruga settlements” policy has been upended and President Buhari must be commended for that decision in a moment of extreme national anxiety. Prominent Nigerians must also be commended for promptly speaking up and warning against the inherent tendentiousness and danger in the implementation of the policy.

The Problem with Ruga Settlement – Olusegun Adeniyi

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Scene One: The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammadu Umar, says the federal government has started to establish ‘Ruga Settlements’ for herdsmen in 12 of the 36 states as a pilot scheme for a nationwide programme designed to curb farmer-herder clashes.

Scene Two: Following general uproar, the General Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Baba Uthman Ngelzarma, reveals that “This Ruga settlement model is a component part of the livestock development and transformation plan that is being implemented under the Office of the Vice-President.”
Scene Three: The Office of Vice President faults the statement by MACBAN: “Contrary to claims reported in sections of the media, Ruga settlements are not being supervised by the Office of the Vice President. Ruga is different from the National Livestock Transformation Plan”, tweeted Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande.


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I get so upset and irritated anytime I read tweets, posts or articles from any supposedly enlightened and exposed Igbo man that endlessly harps on the need for Ndi Igbo to bend over and reach out to other ethnic groups so that one of them can become the President of Nigeria in 2023.

Who told these guys that Ndi Igbo are looking for integration or desire to be sucked into the current systemic/ fraudulent Nigeria STRUCTURE?

I get upset and irritated because the theoretical foundation of their argument always assumes that the unity of Nigeria or welfare of Ndi Igbo can only be achieved once the Igbo man grovels before other ethnic nationalities/compromises our egalitarian believes so as to get one of their own to be elected as the President of Nigeria.

The Backward North and The Developing South; El-Rufai May Be Humouring South-West For Political Advantage - Babafemi Ojodu

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Babafemi Ojodu, a former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, says Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, maybe “humouring the south-west for political advantage.”

El-Rufai had portrayed Nigeria as “two countries: developing south and a backward, less educated and unhealthy north, with the world’s highest number of poor people.”

But in an article entitled “El-Rufai is Wrong”, Ojodu said the south-west is living on past glory.

Lagos Revenue In 2018 Was Higher Than That Of The Entire South-East States

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The total revenue received by the Lagos state government in 2018 was higher than what was received by the entire south-east region.

The south-east region consists of five states namely: Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo.

The state’s 2018 revenue was also higher than that of the northeast and north-central, which

This is contained in the Quarterly Review document of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

Nigerian Billionaire businessman, Tony Elumelu meets with Ivanka Trump at the White House

Nigerian Billionaire businessman, Tony Elumelu meets with Ivanka Trump at the White House

Nigerian business tycoon, Tony Elumelu was today pictured with Ivanka Trump, the US first daughter of President Donald Trump at the White House.

The 37-year-old mother of three currently serves as an advisor to her father, the president of the United State of America. 

From The Archive(s) On Civil War: Awolowo Defends Himself Against Genocide Accusation

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Last week (6 July) was the 52nd anniversary of the declaration of the civil war in Nigeria, a chapter in the political history of the country which many citizens pray should never repeat itself.
As critics on both sides, till date, argue about who did what wrong, when and how, one of the names that keep popping up is that of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the late Premier of Western Region; Vice Chairman of Federal Executive Council when General Yakubu Gowon was Head of State and the Federal Commissioner for Finance under him.
To the people on the Federal side, Awolowo, given his handling of finances and many logistics during the war, made it possible for the war to end the way it did-victory for the Federal side. To the Biafrans, Awolowo was a bogeyman, a merciless genocide advocate whose policy made many on the other side starve and get more impoverished.

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Intruder Breaks Into Buckingham Palace While The Queen Sleeps

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A 22-year-old man scaled the fence of Buckingham Palace in the early hours of the morning and got just metres away from the Queen. The intruder was banging on doors in an attempt to get inside the palace as the head of state slept in her bedroom. 

Police on site took around four minutes to detain him as they tried to assess if he was armed, sources say. Doors to the 93-year-old monarch’s home are locked up in the early hours of the morning, so he trespasser was unable to get inside. 
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The royal standard flag was flying at the palace, which could have given the invader a clue that the Queen was at home. A royal insider told The Sun: ‘This intruder got into the Palace almost 37 years to the day since Michael Fagan ended up getting inside the Queen’s bedroom. 

Linda Ikeji, Her Sisters, Brother & Parents Step Out In Style In London (Photos)

Millionaire blogger, Linda Ikeji, her son and families step together as they share cute photo.

Family is everything! The Ikejis re in town

Wednesday 10 July 2019

G20 Summit - US President Donald Trump's Motorcade Vs Vladimir Putin's Motorcade In Japan - How do cars #1 fare? (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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This year G20 (or Group of Twenty ) summit in Osaka Japan saw the leaders of nineteen member countries, including the United States and Russia, roll there Presidential mobile fortresses into the Asian country.

The Aurus Senat, the new state car of the Russian presidential pool, has apparently become a permanent fixture of his motorcade. RT takes a look at the new model and how it stacks up to the US presidential limo dubbed 'The Beast.'
The new Russian limousine was first presented to the public during Vladimir Putin's inauguration on May 7. The trip, however, was only several hundred meters long, prompting skeptics to claim that the unveiling was just to show off and that the car is not yet ready for regular use.
The limousine, however, has since been spotted in a presidential motorcade on the streets of Moscow. Two sedan cars of the same brand were also cruising along.

Donald Trump Blasts ‘Foolish’ Theresa May Over Her ‘Disastrous’ Failure With Brexit

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Donald Trump has branded UK Prime Minister Theresa May ‘foolish’ over how she has handled Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union. The President of the United States tweeted Tuesday: ‘The wacky Ambassador that the UK foisted upon the United States is not someone we are thrilled with, a very stupid guy. ‘He should speak to his country, and Prime Minister May, about their failed Brexit negotiation, and not be upset with my criticism of how badly it was handled. ‘I told @theresa_may how to do that deal, but she went her own foolish way-was unable to get it done. ‘A disaster! I don’t know the Ambassador but have been told he is a pompous fool.

‘Tell him the USA now has the best Economy & Military anywhere in the World, by far and they are both only getting bigger, better and stronger…..Thank you, Mr President!.’ Trump’s anger appears to have been prompted by the UK Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch, who branded him ‘inept’ and ‘clumsy’ in a series of cables leaked over the weekend.

British Ambassador To US Quits After Donald Trump Calls Him 'Stupid' And 'Wacky'

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Sir Kim Darroch has resigned as British ambassador to the United States after a tumultuous few days since his private memos about Donald Trump were leaked to the press. The president slammed Sir Kim as ‘stupid’ and ‘wacky’ following the release of the confidential memos in which the ambassador said the president’s administration was ‘inept’.

In a letter to the head of the Foreign Office, Sir Simon McDonald, Sir Kim said he believed it was ‘impossible’ for him to carry on in his current role. He wrote: ‘Since the leak of official documents from this Embassy there has been a great deal of speculation surrounding my position and the duration of my remaining term as ambassador. I want to put an end to that speculation. ‘The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like. 

AFCON 2019: Why Each Quarter-Finals Side Will Progress (And Why They Won't)

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The Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals is upon us. With favourites like hosts Egypt and Morocco out, the last eight teams are vying to lift the trophy in Cairo. Here's why each side will (and why it won't) advance to the final four.

Saraki Hosts Senate Minority Leaders To Closed-door Meeting (photos)

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has hosted minority leaders of the ninth Senate at his residence in Abuja, Igbere TV reports.

The senators, who are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had a closed-door meeting with Mr Saraki on Wednesday morning.

Minority leader Enyinnaya Abaribe, deputy minority leader Emmanuel Bwacha, minority whip Phillip Aduda, and deputy minority whip Shabi Yau were all at the meeting.

The purpose of the meeting was not revealed in a tweet by an aide to Saraki, Bamikole Omisore.

Punch Newspaper Sacks Longest-Serving Editor, Martin Ayankola Over Offensive Cartoon On Pastor Fatoyinbo

Punch Newspaper sacks longest-serving editor,?Martin Ayankola over offensive cartoon on Pastor Fatoyinbo

Punch Newspaper has sacked its longest-serving editor Martin Ayankola, following outrage over a controversial cartoon published last Thursday.

Ayankola, who was appointed on December 2012, is the longest-serving editor in the 46 years history of The PUNCH.

The newspaper had on July 4 published an article on its back page by Abimbola Adelakun with the title “What Does Mrs. Fatoyinbo Know”. The article, which examined the rape allegations against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) was illustrated with the cartoon of a man desecrating the bible with urine.

Court Orders Forfeiture Of Diezani’s Landed Property

The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the final forfeiture of a plot of land in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, belonging to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Federal Government.

Justice Chuka Obiozor held that the property was illicitly acquired.

“Upon careful appraisal of the applicant’s motion on notice for final forfeiture before me, I find that the property constitutes a proceed of an unlawful act,” he held.

The judge ruled on an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

'The Lamborghini of shoes': Kanye's Yeezy trainer empire is worth $1billion according to Forbes story on the rapper's comeback from a '$53m debt' - and he's spending his fortune on Belgian plaster floors and 'monastic' white walls in his LA home

Kanye West's Yeezy sneaker empire is worth $1BILLION according to Forbes cover story
You know when Kanye West is coming. His matte-black Lamborghini SUV rumbles up his gated driveway on the outskirts of Los Angeles like an earthquake, and when he steps out, in a white T-shirt and dark sweats, the obsessiveness kicks in immediately.

First, there’s the house: The lushly landscaped exterior of the property he shares with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, and their four children (North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm) serves as a stark contrast to the unadorned alabaster walls within. Nearly every surface is a monastic shade of white. The floors are made of a special Belgian plaster; if scuffed, the delicate material can be repaired only by a crew flown in from Europe. “The house was all him,” Kardashian West later tells me. “I’ve never seen anyone that pays such attention to detail.” 

Kanye West's sneaker empire is a billion-dollar enterprise, according to a new cover story on the rapper's business endeavours by Forbes magazine. 
Revenue for the Yeezy sneaker line, now with Adidas, is set to top $1.5billion in 2019, and West's pretax income over the past 12 months came in at $150million, according to Forbes.
Since moving the Yeezy line from Nike to Adidas in 2013, West has struck what Forbes calls an 'unprecedented deal' for 15 per cent royalty on wholesale, plus a marketing fee.
For comparison, Michael Jordan is thought to get royalties around 5 per cent on the Air Jordan line, which does annual sales of about $3billion.

How A Rich Emirati Ruler Sent Two Of His Sons To Britain With Every Privilege Only For Them Both To End Up Dead 20 Years Apart

Emir of Sharjah's two sons Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi and Sheikh Mohammed dead
Head bowed and eyes closed, the emir of Sharjah stood over the funeral bier of his son as the prayers of 20,000 mourners filled the cavernous mosque.
By his side were fellow rulers from the other oil-rich states that comprise the United Arab Emirates, while messages of condolence flooded in from King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Sultan Qaboos of Oman, Sheikh Sabah Al Jaber, the emir of Kuwait, King Hamad of Bahrain and King Abdullah of Jordan.
Each sent their wishes that Allah might grant mercy on the soul of the deceased, Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, and ease the grief of his bereaved family.
And, above all, it is his father who will be most in need of that support, divine or otherwise.
On Tuesday last week, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi should have been celebrating his 80th birthday.

Shiite Group Invades National Assembly Complex, Injures 3 Policemen


Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria- the Shiite on Tuesday, invaded the National Assembly Complex throwing stones and injuring three policemen.
The invaders stormed the complex at about 1.30 p.m., demanding the release of their leader Ibrahim El Zakzaky who has been in detention for about four years.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that injured policemen were rushed to the NASS clinic for treatment.
The protesters forced their way through the first gate near the Federal Secretariat and headed to the main building where they clashed with security operatives.