Spanking can harm your child’s mental health

Agreed that a verse of the Bible says, “Spare the rod and spoil the child”. And it will be wrong to disobey instructions from above. However, the Holy Book does not say you should use the rod to harm the child.
Many parents, caregivers and guardians use the rod to harm children in an attempt to ‘discipline’ them. Such incidents bring up the moral and logical question on the role of the rod in parenting.
Science may have provided some insights and answers to the puzzle. After collecting and evaluating the results of a 50-year-old study, researchers announced the troubling and yet enlightening result of spanking in kids, either for correctional or punitive purposes.

Alleged N23bn Diezani bribe: EFCC grills ex-Jonathan ministers, state PDP chair

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday and Thursday embarked on a mass arrest of individuals believed to have received part of the $115m (N23bn) disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, through Fidelity Bank PLC.
The money, according to the EFCC, was meant to bribe officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission to manipulate the results of the 2015 presidential election.
Some of the people invited and grilled by the EFCC included Senator Chris Anyanwu and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Mike Ahamba (N700m); a former Minister of Foreign Affairs in the last dispensation, Amb. Aminu Wali (N950m); and a former Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Dr Nurudeen Muhammad (N500m).

BREAKING: At last, Buhari signs 2016 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed the 2016 Appropriation Bill into law ending weeks of face-off between the National Assembly and the Executive.
The budget was signed at a brief ceremony held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Those who witnessed the event included Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun; and chairmen of the Appropriation Committees of both chambers of the National Assembly.



                                                                By: Augustus Bill
The publication of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, FIDES, has officially entered into partnership with the Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder, for the purpose of media coverage and publicity for the 2016 Celebration of world Sickle Cell Day that would be coming up on June 19th.

Yemi Alade adds another feather

Johnny crooner, Yemi Alade, has added another feather to her cap as she has been unveiled as the brand ambassador, 2016 Africa Fashion Week Nigeria and Africa Fashion Week London respectively.
She was officially unveiled recently at a ceremony held in Lagos.
Yemi Alade said, “With over six years as the biggest African-inspired fashion event in Europe and one of the most anticipated fashion shows in Nigeria, AFWN and AFWL have become world-class brands.”

John Terry Okay Joseph Yobo Centenary Game

Chelsea Captain, John Terry, is the latest player from the English Premier League to confirm his availability in Port Harcourt for the Joseph Yobo Centenary Game scheduled for May 27 to celebrate the retirement of the former Super Eagles captain from football.

Under Jonathan,Diezani was untouchable–Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi 11, said that nobody that had a confrontation with the former Minister Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, survived such an effrontery. This, Sanusi said, was because the former minister was one of the most powerful ministers under Jonathan.
He said, “I knew that taking on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporaton was taking on the most powerful minister in Jonathan’s government, and nobody who had touched Diezani had survived. It was not a question of what would happen, I just didn’t care at that time. I did not want to go down in history as having seen this and kept quiet.

Governor Obiano Visit Victims of Petrol Explosion in Onitsha

Obiano Visits Victims of Petrol Explosion in Onitsha, Allays Fears of Residents
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, today, visited the casualties of a petrol fire explosion that occurred on Atani Road in the outskirts of Onitsha, the largest commercial city in South East


English giants set for Ighalo clash

Watford are  hoping to ignite a bidding war  between Premier League powerhouses Arsenal and Manchester United for their striker Odion Ighalo, according to reports  in the British media on Tuesday.
Ighalo, who has been in superb form this season scoring   14 Premier League goals  and two  the FA Cup goals, has  since attracted interest from Arsenal, United, Roma   and La Liga title contenders Atletico Madrid.

Mikel rejects Turkey, stays with Chelsea

MIKEL Obi has reportedly put himself in the frame for a fresh Chelsea deal after snubbing a massive move to Turkey.
The Sun reported that Turkish side Galatasaray were keen on grabbing the Super Eagles captain, with a reported £110,000-a-week on the table in January but he chose to stay at the Bridge. Another Turkish side Fenerbahce, it was learnt, are also offering similar amount.

Ifeanyi Ubah Emerges as Anambra FC chairman

Former National coordinator, Tranformation Agenda of Nigeria (TAN) Ifeanyi Ubah has emerged as Chairman of Anambra Football Association after an alleged secret election held in Awka on Tuesday.
Ubah was elected unopposed following the absence of the other chairmanship contestant, Olisa Aniuno.
The election, initially billed for Wednesday was held at the Don Ritz Hotel in Awka with only one candidate – Ubah – reportedly present with some people said to have  impersonated the real 24 delegates.

Direct Phone Lines Of 23 Nigeria's Serving State Governors

Already published are the phone numbers of Nigeria’s State governors as part of its efforts to enhance governmental transparency and accountability in the country.
You think your governor hasn’t done enough, then here you have some of their contacts…feel free to share your thought…

My relationship with Flavour is platonic –Chizzy Alichi

Actress Chizzy Alichi probably didn’t know she would send tongues wagging when she put up a picture of her and Flavour as her Display Picture on Blackberry Messenger.
The picture, taken from a scene of a video of one of Flavour’s songs where he featured the up and coming actress, immediately went viral with not just a few suggesting that Chizzy would soon be another of Flavour’s baby mamas.

Banky W, Funke Akindele, others speak at NEC 4

So many Nigerian celebrities including Banky W, Funke Akindele and Tiwa Savage, gathered in Lagos at the recently held Nigerian Entertainment Conference 2016 to share some of their wealth of experience.
In his speech, Banky W said that the structure of the music business in Nigeria needs a lot of fixing while sharing his thoughts on ‘Content Marketing: The Power of Music, Comedy& More.’

My marriage with Tee Billz is over – Tiwa Savage

My marriage wFinally, singer Tiwa Savage, has opened up to say her own side of the issues she has in her marriage.
Earlier in the week, her husband, Tee Billz, had gone on a social media rant, accusing his wife of infidelity and so many other issues.

But in an emotional  video interview with, the singer revealed she had been miserable in her marriage for a long time.

Darey Art Alade, Yinka Davies, others set for Jazz Day

Darey Art Alade, Yinka DavAll is set as the Lagos State government is ready to host the International Jazz Day today with the likes of Darey Art Alade, a member of Jackson 5 music group, Jermaine Jackson and Yinka Davies, as some of the headliners of the event.
Speaking on the event, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategic Duties, Steve Ayorinde, told Saturday Beats that Governor Ambode’s jazz appreciation is in sync with President Barack Obama’s gesture who also hosted a jazz concert in the White House on Friday.

My wedding plans was not a hoax –Denrele

Denrele Edun made a name in showbiz industry primarily due to his weird personality. Of course, he broke the internet when he came with the gist that he was getting married last year.
Even as many people wondered who the young man was getting married to, not just a few believed that the news was just one of Denrele’s  publicity stunts.

How Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur Died

Afeni Shakur, the mother of rap legend, Tupac Shakur has died aged 69.
A former member of the Black Panther died from a possible cardiac arrest at her home in California, according to reports.
Rolling Stone reported that the Marin County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Shakur’s death on Twitter.

Over 120 PDP leaders From South-West Meet in Ondo

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West over the zoning of national offices takes a new dimension today when 120 party leaders in the zone meet in Akure, the Ondo State capital, to discuss the issue.
Each of the six states in the zone is expected to send 20 representatives to the meeting.
The meeting, it was gathered, was called to discuss the discordant tunes arising from the region due to the failure of the zone to present a candidate for the office of the national chairman of the party.
The office, which is said to be meant to be zoned to the South-West, has been zoned to the North-East allegedly at the instance of a group in the zone loyal to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and Senator Buruji Kashamu.


Tiwa Savage: Dr. Sid ignores Tee Billz’s rant, hails wife on his birthday

Sidney Onoriode Esiri popularly known as, Dr SID, celebrated his 36th birthday today, ignoring the rant of Tunji Balogun (Tee Billz), the husband of his label mate, Tiwa Savage who accused him and others of having sexual affair with the Eminado crooner. The Surulere singer, who has refused to respond to the allegation, posted a photo of himself having a drink in a ship with the caption, ‘Thanks 4 d birthday wishes.  I’m blessed 2 have amazing pple around me. @simiesiri I love u n I’m blessed 2 have u’.

ACE AOP Yaw, Returns With Eighth Edition Of “Yaw Live On stage”

The eighth edition of “Yaw Live On Stage”, the flagship platform of media personality and comedian Steve “Yaw” Onu featuring the talents of several musicians and comedians including AY, Phyno, Burna Boy, Korede Bello and Solidstar is set to hold on Sunday May 29, 2016 at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The centerpiece of the show is a humorous new stage play written and directed by Femi Branch titled “Shalanga”, which features the acting talents of Yaw and


THE Federal Government has condemned calls by some individuals and groups in the South-East geopolitical zone for herdsmen to leave the region.
Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, made the condemnation on Sunday, at Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
He was addressing newsmen on the outcome of the All Progressives Congress (APC) South-East stakeholders’ meeting.

EFCC arrests oil baron over N23bn bribery scam

In a continuation of the probe into how the Peoples Democratic Party allegedly bribed some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission before the 2015 presidential election, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested an oil tycoon, Mr. Laitan Adesanya, for his alleged role in the $115m (N23bn) bribe funds.

It was learnt on Sunday that Adesanya, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Lenoil Nigeria Limited, was arrested by the EFCC in Lagos on Friday.

Workers Day: Nigerian Workers Express Worry Over APC Change Mechanism

Nigeria Labour Union, the parent body of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and other Labour Associations, yesterday  told President Muhammadu Buhari that workers and ordinary Nigerians were beginning to lose faith in the change mantra of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government.


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