Buhari meets security chiefs over insecurity

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President Muhamamdu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the nation’s security chiefs as part of efforts aimed at ending the spate of insecurity across the country.
The meeting was held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, led the security chiefs to the meeting.
The new Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar, attended the security meeting for the first time since his recent appointment.
Apart from the service chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, also attended the meeting.

Obasanjo’s letter exposes corruption, nepotism in Buhari’s govt – Secondus

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The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, said in Abuja, on Thursday, that the All Progressives Congress had become a lame duck after former President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him not to seek re-election.
He said that the letter also exposed the corruption and nepotism in the Buhari administration.
Secondus spoke when he and members of the party National Working Committee met with former ministers who served under the PDP regime in Abuja.
He insisted that that APC has failed “woefully” since 2015 when it assumed leadership of the country.

Malabu scam: Suit can’t shield Adoke from prosecution, says Malami

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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), on Thursday insisted that his predecessor, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), must face  trial on the charges bordering on the alleged fraudulent $1.1bn Malabu transaction preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
 Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, heard  Adoke’s suit challenging the five counts instituted against him by the anti-corruption agency and adjourned till February 28 for judgment.

BoI gives loans to 7,000 entrepreneurs in C’River

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The Bank of Industry has disbursed micro-credit loans ranging from N50,000 to N100,000 to over 7,000 beneficiaries in Cross River under the Federal Government’s Enterprise and Empowerment Programme .
According to a statement from the bank, the Executive Director, Micro Enterprise, BoI, Mrs. Toyin Adeniji, stated this recently in Calabar during the presentation of loan certificates to beneficiaries in the state.

Minister orders clampdown on authors of hate speech on social media

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The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has directed the nation’s security agencies to tackle those propagating hate speeches, especially through the social media.
He said special attention should be given to notable Nigerians while tackling the menace.
According to a statement made available to journalists, Dan-Ali gave the directive at a meeting of the National Security Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.


Full Text of Obasanjo To Buhari

Special Press Statement
President Olusegun Obasanjo

Since we are still in the month of January, it is appropriate to wish all Nigerians Happy 2018. I am constrained to issue this special statement at this time considering the situation of the country. Some of you may be asking, “What has brought about this special occasion of Obasanjo issuing a Special Statement?” You will be right to ask such a question. But there is a Yoruba saying that ‘when lice abound in your clothes, your fingernails will never be dried of blood’. When I was in the village, to make sure that lice die, you put them between two fingernails and press hard to ensure they die and they always leave blood stains on the fingernails.
To ensure you do not have blood on your fingernails, you have to ensure that lice are not harboured anywhere within your vicinity.


Herdsmen offensive and the collective indecision

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                                          Rowland Odegboh
There is seldom anybody who will claim that mass death still evokes shudder in Nigerians. Not since the emergence of the vicious Boko Haram suicides, and more recently the bumbling, but ruthless, Fulani herdsmen. Both have exposed Nigerians to unqualified goriness that has robbed them of the shock of carnage.
Before this time, mass death was not a common occurrence in Nigeria. Where there was mass death, it was a case of mishap resulting from plane crash and the like. It was few and far between and the attendant pain was not as severe as in the carnage occasioned by death in the hands of the criminal gangs. At least, the loss was taken as an act of fate. Where as the pain from the carnage is made worse by the arrogance of the blood-letters. They show no remorse and their response to public outrage has been more carnage which is inflicted at the least provocation.

MDCAN Urges F.G To End LASSA Fever Outbreaks​

 The Medical And Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has charged the government to quickly take up steps that will contain the resurfaced LASSA Fever outbreaks in some states in Nigeria.

It urged the government to make available adequate drugs for treatment of the affected persons to curtail the spread of the disease across the states of the country.
This was contained in an eight point communiqué issued at the end of the National Executive Council Meeting of the association held in Awka, wants Nigerians to free their environments of rodents that can endanger thé lives of others through the spread of lasser fever .

People admire my style –Pretty Mike

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Co-owner of Lagos-based Club Uno, Eze Nwalie Nwogu, popularly known as Pretty Mike, is one who doesn’t shy away from controversies.
At a wedding that held recently in Lagos, he wore an outfit that had two wings attached, reminiscent of an angel. The pictures Mike in the outfit went viral on social media and many people could not understand why he dressed that way.
When Sunday Scoop reached out to Pretty Mike, he said he chose to dress that way because he wanted to entertain people since he is an entertainment personality.
He said, “If you are in the nightclub business, you are also an entertainer. For me, I like to entertain people in various ways. Apart from being entertained in my club, I believe I must look different whenever I’m in public. While some people think the way I dress is weird, I have seen people who admire my style.”

Zainab Balogun sends message to future husband

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Nollywood actress, Zainab Balogun, relocated to Nigeria about six years ago from London, where she had spent most part of her life. But according to her, since she came to Nigeria, she has not found a man that interests her.
She said that she was shocked at Lagos men and advised them to hold a meeting to talk about whatever was wrong with them. Balogun also used the opportunity to pass a message across to her future husband, saying, “I am not in a relationship, but when you find my future husband, tell him that I am here waiting for him. I don’t know what is wrong with Lagos boys and I think the men should hold a meeting and ask one another what the problem is.
“Lagos is an interesting city when it comes to romance and I think we have our own unique language when it comes to love. However, since I got to Lagos about six years ago, I have not found anyone that has tickled my fancy. The few criteria I am looking for in a man are that he must be humorous, honest and transparent.

Marriage cannot change my hot body – Former Mr. Nigeria, Kenneth Okolie

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When model turned actor, Kenneth Okolie, released some of his wedding pictures online, from the comment sections of some blogs, it was evident that he had unintentionally broken some hearts.
Some ladies who drooled over his body aired their minds. Some went as far as pleading with the former second runner-up of Mr. World 2010 not to lose his ‘lovely physique’.
During a chat with Saturday Beats, the actor reassured his fans that marriage would not change his physique as he was a fitness enthusiast.


No regret rejecting Wizkid, Olamide’s offers, says Phenom

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Years ago, Phenom broke into the Nigerian entertainment scene with his unique rap style and everyone fell in love with him. Although he was signed on to the defunct Knight House record label, that did not stop other record label owners like Wizkid, Olamide and MI to try to sign the young lad.
Sadly, years down the line, nothing has been heard of the young man, who told Saturday Beats that he quit music after his contract expired. He admitted that he probably would have been one of the most sought-after rap artistes if he had accepted some of those offers, but added that he had no regrets for being loyal to his previous record label.

My experience at Port Harcourt Maximum Prison – Kemi Olunloyo

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No one ever prays to go to prison; however, for the popular blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, 2017 is a year that she would likely not forget in a hurry as that was the year she was remanded in custody three times.
The blogger was sent to prison for alleged cybercrime charges and defamation of character after accusing Pastor David Ibiyeomie of Salvation Ministries of adultery.
In an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, she recounted her experience at Port Harcourt Maximum Prison. She told Saturday Beats that even though she was locked up with criminals, they all feared and respected her to the extent that she became a gangster in prison. She said, “I think the Port
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Harcourt prison is the biggest in Nigeria with 4,175 inmates – 75 women and 4,100 men – between the ages of 18 and 25. It is filled with young Nigerian men, but it is a disaster. The male inmates really worked for me and they gave me the nickname, Mummy K. I was really dealing with armed robbers without guns.

I don’t sleep at movie locations – Iyabo Ojo

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The bond between Iyabo Ojo and her two children is phenomenal. In fact, they look like her younger siblings.
She told Sunday Scoop that they have been this way since her children were toddlers.  Ojo explained, “Even though my children are not kids anymore, I still spend a lot of time with them. I have a policy; all the producers who have workd with me know that I don’t sleep at movie locations.”
According to her, on the few occasions that she has had to sleep at movie locations, she made sure the house was in order. She said, “There have been exceptional cases when I had to do night jobs, especially when we shoot crime scenes. But I always have things planned out. On the average, I sleep at movie locations only about three times in a year.

Why my daughter donated money to Olunloyo’s medical fund – Seyi Law

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A few days after journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, was released from the Port Harcourt Maximum Prison, she begged Nigerians for financial assistance to cater for her medical expenses.
One of the people who quickly responded to the cry of the controversial blogger, whose father, Omololu Olunloyo, is a former governor of Oyo State, is comedian, Seyi Law. This is in spite of the long-drawn spat between the duo months ago.
The both of them began feuding after Olunloyo expressed concern about the health of Seyi Law’s daughter, Tiwa. She said the child was obese, suggesting that she might be suffering from a health disorder. After several weeks during which both parties exchanged words on social media, they made up.


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