Fayose forgives APC Lawmakers for trying to impeach him,to lead a victory walk tomorrow

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As the National Assembly tenure expires on Friday,Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday bade farewell to the outgoing members of the House of Assembly,revealing he had forgiven them for attempting to remove him from office.This comes as thugs loyal to the state governor in a bid to prevent the aggrieved lawmakers from sitting to impeach him, had for three days,blocked all roads leading to the Assemblyncomplex
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi ,Fayose said

“The last few months have been traumatic, especially this week. I was not given room for concentration, but I had left the battle for God to fight. I told those planning to impeach me that they will succeed‎ if they can impeach God.

“I did not bring myself back to power; my coming back after eight years was divine. I defeated the APC totally in all the elections, still they did not want to concede victory easily until when the Ekiti people rose to defend that June 21 mandate.I will now squarely face the business of governance.”

He said he would not waste time on revenge   since his victory comes from God,He also thanked the people of Ekiti for preventing the lawmakers from gaining access to the complex.

“The governor called on the people to gather at Ijigbo junction tomorrow ( Friday) from where he would lead them on victory walk to the state House of Assembly for the inauguration of the new House of Assembly members,” the statement added.


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Bomb Blast rocks Market in Yola,10 feared dead (Graphic pics)

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10 have reportedly died and 30 injured after a  bomb blast suspected to be from a suicide bomber occurred in Yola Adamawa state.According to eyewitnesses,the blast happened today in front of the Jimeta main market at about 7:45pm.The explosion occurred as many traders closed their shops, and started rushing home.


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How Daredevil robbers struck at First Bank,Wema at Ikorodu

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The heavily armed gang of robbers which attacked two commercial banks at Ikorodu, last Tuesday also overran the Area N Police Command Headquarters and its Police Division, Ijede-Ikorodu area of Lagos State, Vanguard has gathered.

Sources disclosed that robbers who were armed with Ak-47 rifles and were clad in military camouflage, were said to have attacked the police formations at the same time they struck at the banks.
Meanwhile, members of the Ikorodu bank robbers numbering about 30, had split themselves into two groups during the operation.

One of the groups were said to have attacked Omitoro branch of First Bank, where they carted away an unspecified amount of money, before proceeding to the Ijede branch of Wema Bank where they also unleashed terror on bank customers and passerby. An unidentified man was also said to have been shot in the process.

The other gang which struck at the Area N Command, was said to have thrown the entire command into disarray.

A police source attached to Area N Command, who spoke with Vanguard on the condition of anonymity, also said the gunmen took the policemen at the area command unawares as they shot indiscriminately.

“ They came in a large number and were shooting randomly. People were running for safety. Even the armed guards at the gate of the area command could not repel the attack.
‘’The gunmen were armed with Ak- 47 rifles but they took the policemen unaware. They wore military camouflage uniforms.
‘’ It was after they left that we learnt that there was a bank robbery in town. I am sure that they attacked the area command and division because they wanted to prevent any form of police reinforcement during the bank robberies.,” he stated.

Meanwhile, investigations conducted by Vanguard at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, have revealed that the robbers who carried out last Monday’s bank robbery and attack on the area command was the same as those who attacked a branch of FCMB Bank at Lekki area of Lagos in March 2015, where three policemen and two civilians were killed.

Though four of the suspects who took part in the Lekki robbery had been arrested by operatives of SARS, Ikeja, led by Sp Abba Kyari, over 30 other members of the gang, which specialized in kidnapping, sea piracy, armed robbery, pipeline vandalism, are still on the prowl.

Vanguard gathered that the gang which had been terrorizing residents of Ikorodu in recent times, was predominantly involved in pipeline vandalism, operating from the creeks of Arepo, Ogun State, but ventured into kidnapping and armed robbery when men of IGP Anti- Pipeline Vandalism Squad halted their operation.

The IGP men, led by an assistant Commissioner of Police, Friday Ibadin, were said to have blocked off all routes aiding the gang in selling off stolen petroleum products from pipelines belonging to the NNPC.

This developments had since resulted in several violent clashes between the IGP men and members of the gang.

In one of those clashes, nine policemen were killed, while three other policemen where also killed in a drive-by shooting at Owutu police station.

The gang has also coordinated several kidnapping and armed robbery activities at Epe, Ajah and Ikorodu areas of Lagos since the IGP men intensified it blockade on their activities.


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AC Milan Looking For Balotelli Return

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To call Balotelli a flop at Liverpool would be a huge understatement as the Italian has only managed one premier league goal and three in all competitions for the reds since his move from AC Milan.

AC Milan are on the cusp of bringing the former Manchester City man back to the last place where he was able to find the net regularly as it is understood that if Sinisa Mihajilovic takes over, the Italian club would make a move for Balotelli. Balotelli and AC Milan are both looking to bounce back to the top of the food chain as both parties have fallen off the ladder in recent seasons and both parties might just drive each other back to the to. Balotelli would also be a bargain purchase as they would definitely spend far less than the 16 million euros he was sold for owing to how desperate Liverpool are to let him go.

Liverpool are cleaning out the hose as no fewer than four players are expected to follow in the footsteps of Stephen Gerrard and leave the club this season.

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Reports: Dani Alvez In Talks With Manchester United

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According to the Daily Star, Barcelona defender, Dani Alvez is currently in talks with Manchester United over the terms of a pre contract deal.

The deal would see the Brazilian who heads to the Copa Amercia following the UEFA champions league final join Manchester United on the 1st of July when his Barcelona contract expires. Sources close to the Brazilian have revealed that the former Sevilla man would most likely rejects Barcelona’s latest contract offer in favor of a more lucrative move to Old Trafford.

While nothing is set in stone, Dani Alvez is set to be playing for a elite club in Europe next season as he does not suffer from a lack of suitors.

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Juventus Complete Dybala Signing

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Paulo Dybala was probably the most sought after striker from the serie A this season as he continued to make waves for Palermo this season. Dybala was on the radar of Manchester United, Inter Milan and Arsenal but Juventus have won the race as the 21 year old has agreed to join the UEFA champions league finalists next season.

Dybala would join Juventus on a deal would repoertedly earn Palermo 32 million Euros and would probably earn them another 8 million depending on the players performances. Dybala who found the net 13 times in 34 games for Palermo was announced as the newest Juventus signing earlier today but the player would not complete the switch until July.

Juventus are seriously preparing for the departure of Carlos Tevez at the end of next season as the former Manchester City man has stated that he might not be extending his contract.

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Pedro Extends Barcelona Contract

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Pedro looked set to leave Barcelona until today as he has spent the entire season playing behind Neymar, Suarez and Messi but the Spaniard turned around to extend his contract with the club he loves.

Pedro who has made over 300 appearances for Barcelona since graduating from the youth team in the 2009/2009 season has found himself playing in the shadows of MSN ( the acronym for Messi, Suarez, Neymar) but managed to score 13 La Liga goals and put pen to paper to a deal that keeps him at the club until 2019. With Barcelona unwilling to let him go, the deal also includes a release clause of 150 million euros.

Well Arsenal might have to look elsewhere for their attacking reinforcements.

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Rivers State Government Bans Consumption Of Ogogoro After Death Of 22 Persons

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Due to the strange deaths of about 22 people in Bonny Island, Bonny, and Woji in Obio Akpor local government areas, the Rivers state government has ordered the ban of the consumption of local gin popularly called ogogoro.

If we recall, it was disclosed that not less than five persons at Woji, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, died after eating dog meat served at a popular inn.

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According to information gathered, the 22 persons died after consuming dog meat delicacy and local gin popularly called ‘Kai-Kai’ or Ogogoro which allegedly contained poisonous ethanol.

The Director of the Department of Disease Control in the state, Dr. Roland Obed Whyte said the ban became necessary to curtail more people from consuming the toxic substance.

Dr, Whyte further expressed concern over the difficulty in getting samples of the particular gin through clinical analysis because the irate youths of Woji had set ablaze the shop of Friday Dickson, aka Etiaba where the suspected toxic gin was bought and consumed erasing the remaining samples of the gin.

Dickson is presently in the custody of the Police.

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Benue: Ortom Dethrones Ex-Governor’s Brother, Others As First Class Chiefs

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Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom has ordered the instant removal of his predecessor’s elder brother, Dr. Terkula Suswam and five others as first-class chief of the Sankera political axis which comprise of Logo, Ukum and Katsina- Ala Local Government Areas, LGA, of the state.

This disclosure was made known in a press statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Targema Takema, and made available to pressmen on Wednesday in Makurdi.

Ortom instructed the Tiv Area Traditional Council, TATC, to suspend forthwith the process of conferring first class stools in the council, as he approved the immediate dissolution of the 23 local government caretaker committees in the state, where the former governor’s brother, Donald Kertyo, reigned as caretaker chairman for Logo, Suswam’s home local government.

The 23 caretaker committee chairmen in the state were ordered to hand over all government property in their possession, without delay, to the Directors- General, Services and Administration, DGSA, of their local governments, who are to ensure quick handing over and taking over to ensure a smooth transition.

He maintained that the gesture is in accordance with the commitment of the new administration to abide by the tenets of the rule of law.

According to the statement, the Tor Tiv and all those earlier served by the court to put the matter on hold, to revert to the status quo ante prior to the restraining order granted by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Iorhemen Hwande, which restrained the state government from taking any further step on the matter, pending the determination of the substantive motion already before the court.

The statement further urged any person or group parading him or themselves as first class chiefs in the Tiv Area Traditional Council to comply with the directives.

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Tidal Launches Desktop Feature & Student Discount Option

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Tidal continues to revamp its product and its image. The company has now launched a desktop version and student discount option.

Variety reports Tidal users can now access the platform via a Windows and Mac OS X desktop app. The streaming service is also providing users with a valid .edu email address the chance to pay half the price for both the $9.99 tier and premium $19.99 tier.

The new desktop app allows users to stream wireless music to their Apple devices or any AirPlay-capable speaker.

Tidal also gave its mobile apps a design refresh, and added tour dates for musicians to its service. The latter comes courtesy of a partnership with Ticketmaster, which will also allow users to purchase tickets.

So far Tidal has been on the look to show its differences from its competitors by closely partnering with Music A-List like Beyoncé, Rihanna and Jay-Z, who acquired Tidal’s parent company in March. Reports has it that Drake was supposed to join fellow musicians for Tidal’s launch earlier this year. But he reportedly dropped out of the lineup two days before the launch because Apple offered him a better deal. Hmm what a competition!

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Chiellini Out Of UCL Final

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Giorgio Chiellini has been somewhat the symbol of Juventus’ defense this season so he would obviously be a huge loss to the Old Lady on Saturday as they have to take on Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi without him.

Chiellini pulled out of training on Wednesday with a calf complaint and was set to undergo a fitness test today. The Italian who was bit by Luis Suarez, earning the Barcelona forward a 4 month ban at the World Cup, failed the fitness test and would be watching the final from the stands. Bazargli has returned from a recent injury lay off and would be fit but you cannot shake the feeling that Juventus would sorely miss Chiellini the way they missed Neved in 2003.

Well Luis Suarez, have fun playing the ball as there is no usual flesh to feast on this time.

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Edo: AIT, Raypower, Staff Go On Strike Over 17 Months Unpaid Salaries

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For not paying salaries within a duration of 12 and 17 months, staff of the Daar Communications Plc, operator of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM Radio, have on Wednesday embarked on industrial action, shutting down all broadcasting activities at the Benin studio in protest.

According to report, the protesting workers were said to have blocked the main entrance to the station located along the Benin/Lagos bypass.

One of the protesters, who preferred anonymity revealed that newly employed staff of AIT were being owed 12 months while old staff were yet to be paid salaries between 13 months and staff of the Raypower FM, the Radio arm of the broadcast outfit were owed 17 months.

The protesting worker said: “The stations generate millions of naira on a daily basis, so there is no reason why we should not be paid our salaries. They have no excuse not to pay us our money. It is share wickedness and man’s inhumanity to his fellow man. We have families to care for and children to pay their school fees. Many of our children have stopped going to school. But their own attend schools abroad.

“Look at where our station is located, in another village so far away from Benin City. You have to chatter a taxi cab for not less than N500.00 to get there if you miss the staff bus. And not even every cab driver will agree to go there because of the wrong location of the station, yet, they expect us to be there every day, whether you have anything to do or not,”

Anti-riot policemen were however called by the management of the station to forestall any break down of law.

The Chairman of the organization, Raymond Dokpesi (Jnr) was said to have begged the protesters on phone, appealing for calm, assuring them that the management will within one week do everything possible to pay parts of the salary arrears.

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Sunderland Re-hire Advocaat As Manager

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Dick Advocaat oversaw the great escape for Sunderland this season as he saved them from the brink of anarchy and ensured that Sunderland beat the drop with a game to spare following a 0-0 draw against Arsenal.

Advocaat resigned the position as his contract ended with the season and the Dutchman claimed he wanted to spend time with his family. Sunderland who were unwilling to let him go due to the good work he had done with the squad quickly went into negotiations with Advocaat to continue with him for at least one more season. After rounds of negotiations, Sunderland happily announced the signing of Dick Advocaat as their manager for next season.

Advocaat would be charged with taking Sunderland to at least the middle of the table next season and he has more than proved that he is capable of doing the job.

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Legalize Prostitution Or Give Us Jobs – Sex Workers Beg Buhari

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Following the spate of police raids in the country’s capital territory, where over 3,000 prostitutes have been arrested, sex workers have reportedly thronged the streets of Abuja requesting that prostitution be legalized.

The sex workers rallied under the slogans, “Legalize prostitution now” and “Allow us to hustle for our daily bread”, protesting harassment from law enforcement agencies.

It would be recalled, in the last 3 months, more than three thousand commercial sex workers have been arrested in Abuja in raids carried out by the Special Task Force on City Cleaning and Management.

The women standing in for the National Association of Nigerian Prostitutes expressed their disappointment at what they call indiscriminate arrests and the way they are molested by different task forces on a daily basis.

One of the women, who preferred anonymity said: “We are Nigerians too and we only go about seeking our daily livelihood, so I see no reason why they should be harassing, arresting us and extorting money from us.” 

“These same men are the ones who patronize us but during the day, they will be molesting us. What crimes have we committed? Many of us are graduates who could not secure jobs, so we hustle to make ends meet. We have families and responsibilities to meet, so they should allow us to work and make money.”

The association also claimed that they were better people than thieves and corrupt politicians.

They urged the government to either legalize prostitution or provide them with some decent jobs.

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Nigerian Legislators Among World’s Highest Paid & Buhari-led Govt Wants A Pay Cut

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While the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammad Buhari and the 8th national assembly settle into office, a new era for change, which is sallied in transparency and accountability is minced with an imminent pay cut report, which is beginning to loom from the National Assembly.

At current exchange rates, Nigerian legislators, who are among the world’s top paid, receive annual salaries of between $150,000 to $190,000 per annum, which is around $160,000 more than British MPs, who make around $105,000, according to data from The Economist.

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Not until the plunging oil prices started putting pressure on the Nigerian naira earlier this year, the Nigerian lawmakers were the second highest paid lawmakers in the world.

An influential Nigerian technology hub, Co-Creation Hub, BudgetIT, is leading a campaign on social media tagged #OpenNASS, which is focused on making budgetary information accessible to Nigerians.

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Quartz reported that the average legislators’ pay is more than 50 times Nigeria‘s GDP per capita. In a country where millions live on less than two dollars daily and minimum wage is set at $90 a month, the legislator’s bumper pay has been described as outrageous.

The campaign for a cut in the National Assembly’s funds as a new government comes in is fitting as President Buhari, who will earn less than the lawmakers, has a reputation for being modest and austere.

Between 2011 and 2014, the National Assembly received N150 billion yearly but will receive N120 billion in 2015 according to the recently passed 2015 budget.

BudgIT’s estimation also shows that since 1999, the National Assembly has received about N1.26 trillion yet there has been little accountability.

But all that could be change soon as the #OpenNASS campaign has won significant support from Bukola Saraki, the popular choice to take over from David Mark as Senate President.

The calls for accountability from the National Assembly will resonate with millions of Nigerians who are keen to see public service holders live less luxurious lives while the majority of their countrymen wallow in poverty.

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MUSIC: Sleam Nicco – Shayo (prod. Young John)

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Jenstan Records’ proud to present a Young John produced joint entitled “Shayo” by fast rising act – Sleam Niccu for you to download and listen to.

Check on it below

 

NYSC Corps Member Switches From Christianity To Islam For Buhari

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A youth corps member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Chukwuma Austin Dike serving in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State, has fulfilled the vow he made to convert from Christianity to Islam should Buhari win the presidential election.
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Chukwuma Austin Dike – Photo credit: InformationNg

Dike who hails from Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, had vowed to switch from Christianity to Islam should then General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) win the March 28 presidential election.

Now that Buhari has won the presidential election and was sworn in on Friday, May 29, 2015 as President, the Corps member then fulfilled his vow by going to the Jibwisb Mosque in Gboko, Benue State, where his conversion ceremony to Islam was concluded.

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Ministry Of Environment Abandons Jonathan’s N9.2bn Clean Cook Stove Deal

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The Federal Ministry of Environment has called off the N9.2 billion clean cook stoves contract, which was introduced for the rural women under the national clean cooking scheme by the Goodluck Jonathan-led administration.

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Issuing this in a statement, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs Fatima Mede, disclosed that the German contractor, who was given three months to supply 750,000 units of the stove and 18,000 wonder bags failed to meet up with the time of delivery.

She maintained that, although, five billion Naira had been released to the Ministry from the Federal Government, the contractor has received only N1.3 billion.

Mrs Mede further revealed that the remaining N3.7 billion in the ministry’s coffers remain untouched.

According to her, the stoves, which were to be assembled locally, were meant to provide jobs to Nigerians among other benefits.

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3 Tricks That Kill The Headache In Just One Minute

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The headache is the most often and most unpleasant thing, and the reasons and the intensity are many.

But, before you decide to take a pill for your headache, try these tricks we assure you will destroy the headache in just one minute.

PEN..

If you think your headache is caused by a stress, try the method of holding a pen in your mouth.

When you are under stress, the jaw muscles are having difficulties and that automatically creates tension in the ear area and causes a headache.

Put the pen horizontally and hold it with the lips. Don’t bite it!

This way you will encourage your jaw muscles to loosen up and the intensity in the ear area will disappear.

MINT OIL..

If your headache is caused by inflammation of the sinuses try rubbing the critical areas with heretical mint oil.

The oil is diluted with any food oil before it is placed on the skin. The menthol will calm the headache caused by the sinuses, and will encourage their cleaning.

ACCUPRESSURE..

On your hand is a spot that, if you press it, you will calm down the headache.

Find the place where the bone of the thumb and the index finger connect. Press hard and slowly make circle movements for about three minutes .

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