MUSIC: Cycute – For You (Prod. Songsmith)

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The song  “FOR YOU” was written and sang by a fast rising Star, artist, songwriter, performer and a musician, named Kelvin omoghan, popularly known as Cycute, who is from the South South born in the 90s. the fast rising singer Cycute with is hot banging new single “FOR YOU” produced by songsmith so far shows that he is a blessing to the Nigeria industry.
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Bellerin: Respect Is What Wenger Deserves, Not Criticism

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Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has defended manager, Arsene Wenger, saying he should be respected and not criticised.

Wenger has been criticised by a number of supporters, with a banner calling for his resignation spotted at a recent match.

But according to the right-back, his stellar track record speaks for itself.

“[Wenger] doesn’t deserve the criticism. Few managers have done what he has done, to be at a club for so long, to keep them at a high level, always competing for European places, winning titles,” he explained to Goal.

“It’s true that maybe in recent years the club hasn’t been quite what it was, but that doesn’t take away, for example, the number of players he’s developed – me included. He found me in Barcelona and has allowed me to play in the Premier League.

“He has given me the opportunities that I have. Few managers have done that. Wenger deserves the utmost respect for what he’s done at Arsenal.”

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Dybala Withdraws From Argentina Squad

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Paulo Dybala will be absent for Argentina’s matches against Chile and Bolivia, after he was forced to withdraw from the squad.

The Juventus attacker was absent from the Bayern clash, due to a muscle problem, which also limited him to 32 minutes in the match against Torino.

National coach Gerardo Martino hoped the 22-year-old would be match fit in time to represent his country, but he has now been ruled out.

“Dybala’s withdrawal was not unexpected,” Martino said at a news conference.

“Juventus were kind enough to allow him to fly down to Argentina, but he will not be ready for these two games.

“We will not call up a replacement for Dybala.”

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Nigeria Police Commences Recruitment Of 10,000 personnel On April 1

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As directed by President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Security Summit last year in Abuja, the Nigeria Police Force has commenced the recruitment process of over 10,000 qualified Nigerians, even as it warned that there would be no shortcut into the Force.

The position of the Police Service Commission (PSC) on the recruitment was contained in a statement issued by Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission on Wednesday in Abuja.

Ani said the chairman of the Commission, former Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, who unveiled the portal at a ceremony attended by the management team of the PSC, however, disclosed that it will be opened to the public on the 1st of April, 2016 which indicates the commencement of the recruitment exercise.

“The process leading to the recruitment of 10,000 Policemen as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Security Summit in Abuja last year, has commenced,” the statement said.

The statement noted that the exercise was remarkable because there had not been recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force for more than five years.

It said that thousands of policemen who died in the course of service, dismissed or retired, had not been replaced since the last five years.

The statement stressed that the recruitment would strengthen and re-energise the force to tackle more security challenges facing the country.

It explained that the exercise could not begin last year because the funding was not captured in the 2015 budget.

The statement urged interested applicants to access the portal through the commission’s website: or that of the Nigeria Police Force:

It said that no fee would be charged for the processing of the forms which would be filled on-line.

“We are not charging money. It is free, absolutely free,” it said.

The statement said that the exercise would be in three entry points of Constable, Cadet Inspector and Cadet ASP, while there would also be recruitment into the Specialist cadre.

It said that applicants for Police Constables are expected to possess five credits including Mathematics and English Language at Senior School Certificate Examination in not more than two sittings.

It said that for Cadet Inspectors, in addition to having the requirements of Police Constables, candidates would be expected to have an Ordinary National Diploma (OND), Advanced Level (A level), National Certificate in Education (NCE) or their equivalents.

The statement said Candidates for Cadet ASP must possess a University degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND).


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Marotta: Pogba Wants To Stay At Juventus

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Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta believes Pogba will be at the club for a while.

Pogba has been continually linked with a move away from Juventus, despite having a lengthy contract, that expires in 2019.

Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Barcelona are all believed to be keeping a close eye on the 23-year-old, but Marotta expects him to remain at Juventus for the foreseeable future.

“Pogba is a Juventus player and still has an ongoing contract with us,” Marotta told reporters.

“Plus he has also told us about his intention to stay with us. All the conditions are there for him to continue with Juventus for the upcoming years.

“The Juventus jersey is something you honour right until the end. It is not a foregone conclusion yet that he will stay at Juventus, because nothing is ever guaranteed in football, but it is highly likely that he will stay put.”

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INTERIORS by DESIGN Presents Africa’s Interior Design Star on REDTV

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The stars came out for the REDTV launch of Interiors By Design, Africa’s first interiors design show with a reality twist. Held at Angelika’s, Lagos’ chicest luxury home wares store, notable names gathered from the worlds of design, finance, media and entertainment to celebrate REDTV, Glam Networks and the Interiors By Design team.

The show is part of REDTV’S roster of pioneering content highlighting the very best of talent across the African continent. The lucky winner will not only be crowned Africa’s next Interiors star but will also gain the opportunity to receive further training in one of UK’s leading Interior design schools, as well as an unparalleled profile on Africa’s hottest online network.

For those gathered, there was an opportunity to get a sneak peak at the gorgeous objects d’Art in Angelika’s and network over champagne by Luxeria Spirits and canapés. It was a chance to congratulate one of their own, Titi Fowora and to raise a glass to REDTV for being at the forefront of such a pioneering programme which seeks to shine the spotlight on the Interior design industry in Nigeria and across Africa. Amongst those gathered were: Tony Elumelu, Kennedy Uzoka, Mrs. Onari Duke, Agbani Darego, Dakore Akande, Ozzy Agu, Betty Irabor, Fade Ogunro, Lanre Da Silva- Ajayi, Folake Folarin-Coker, Nkiru Anumudu, Bola Awolowo, Omoyemi Akerele and many more.

The Chairman of UBA Plc (principal sponsors of REDTV), Mr. Tony Elumelu, stated that he was delighted to support the noble endeavours of the producers in encouraging young talent. The GMD designate of UBA Plc Mr. Kennedy Uzoka also added that championing such programmes was part of the bank’s greater mission to equip and empower the next generation, and to show that UBA is very much in touch with the wants, desires and concerns of this crucial demographic who are pivotal to Africa’s future successes. Director of Marketing and corporate Communications of UBA, Mrs. Bola Atta encouraged the audience to subscribe to the channel on YouTube and embrace its mission of setting the narrative for a dynamic and successful Africa.

The audience left appetite fully wetted for the roller coaster ride on Season 1 of Interiors By Design on REDTV, that will display the twists and turns and sift between the pretenders and the real-deal, as well as discover the many incredible spaces and places that make up the cultural and aesthetic landscape of Nigeria and Africa.

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Pique: With MSN We Can Sit At The Top

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Gerard Pique is confident Barcelona will stay at the top, due to the presence of the MSN.

The triumvirate attacking force won the treble for Barcelona, with the Catalan club taking a new dimension under Luis Enrique.

And Pique is confident, Messi, Suarez and Neymar are enough for Barcelona.

“We have more options now than before. We still want to control possession of the ball and the rhythm of the game. I think we are always creating scoring chances,” centre-back Pique told

“But I think that this new option of feeling more comfortable defending a bit deeper and playing on the counter-attack gives us the chance to score like we did at the Emirates for the first goal against Arsenal. That is a good example of it.

“I think this gives us something different that we did not have before. I remember it used to be harder for us to sit back and defend. We didn’t really like it and it made us feel uncomfortable.

“Now we feel more comfortable in that role, knowing that we have three players up there who are very quick and will take advantage of any counter-attack. We know now that with or without the ball we have options to win the game.”

Barcelona are on course to retain the treble they won under Enrique last season, sitting top of La Liga while also being through to the Copa del Rey final and the Champions League quarter-finals.

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JAMB To Review Criteria For Selection Of UTME Centres

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it will review criteria for selecting centres for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

READ ALSO: JAMB To Reschedule Exams For 59,000 Candidates

The Board’s Head of Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos.

READ ALSO: JAMB Cancels Special Centres For 2016 UTME (CBT)

Benjamin admitted that there were technical hitches in about 20 of the 520 centres registered to host the 2016 UTME on the Computer Based Test (CBT) platform nationwide.

“I want to say that we are making efforts to come up with new selection method and approval of the centres we shall be using for the conduct of our examination henceforth.

“We shall be considering using more of public owned centres and a few organised privately owned centres.

“From statistics available to us, we have discovered that most of the issues we had with centres during the examination were associated with those with private concerns,” he said.

While expressing the board’s regret over the technical problem, Benjamin, however, said he was happy that the conduct of the examination was generally successful.

READ ALSO: JAMB Releases 200,000 UTME 2016 Results Amid Concerns

He noted that over 1.6 million candidates sat for the examination within and outside the country.

Benjamin reiterated that the board had not cancelled the entire results of the 2016 examination as was being speculated.

READ ALSO: JAMB 2015/2016: List of Accredited Registration Centers In 36 States Of Nigeria

According to him, the board is finalizing modalities for the re-take of the examination by only those with genuine cases. (NAN)

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Senate Passes 2016 Budget | Reduces N6.077trn To N6.060trn

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The Nigerian Senate has on Wednesday morning passed the 2016 budget after over 3 months of perusal, delay and controversy.

READ ALSO: Again, Senate Adjourns Passage Of 2016 Budget

President Buhari places the 2016 Budget before a joint session of the National Assembly

President Buhari places the 2016 Budget before a joint session of the National Assembly

While passing the 2016 Appropriation Bill, the senate also reduced the budget size from the initial N6.077trn presented to the federal parliament by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 23, 2015, to N6.060trn, a difference of N17bn.

Clarifying on how the difference of N17bn was identified, Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje, admitted that the 2016 budget proposal contained a number of errors and omissions, particularly in the area of personnel cost.

The federal parliamentarians also adopted the oil benchmark of $38; Crude production of 2.2000m barrel per day and the exchange rate of N197 to $1 for the implementation of the budget.

READ ALSO: National Assembly To Pass 2016 Budget On March 17

Speaking during plenary, Senate President, Bukola Saraki said the onus is now on the executive arm of government to implement the budget.

“We noted the initial hiccups of the 2016 budget and believe the 2017 process will be better”, Saraki said.

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Coleman: Wales Will Shine At Euro’s 2016

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Wales head coach Chris Coleman is confident his men can go past the group stage at the 2016 Euro.

Wales qualified for their first major tournament since the 1958 world cup, by amassing 21 points from 10 matches and finishing second behind Belgium in their group.

Coleman feels four points from three Group B games against Slovakia, England and Russia will suffice for Wales to reach the knockout rounds, and he is determined to get three of those on the board from their opening fixture with Jan Kozak’s team.

“We’re probably going to need four points to get through. Is that possible? Absolutely. Is it difficult? Yes,” the Wales manager told Omnisport.

“The first game is Slovakia and that’s all we’re concentrating on. There’s huge pressure on us in that first game. We want to get off to a good start – it’s unknown territory for us, we’ve never been to a tournament.

“But the rules are the same, nothing changes there. We’ve just got to make sure we don’t get carried away and do what we’ve been doing.”

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Omoni Oboli Becomes Brand Ambassador For Arik Air

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Omoni Oboli stays winning as the Nollywood actress has just copped another endorsement deal.

The movie star who has been enjoying endorsements from brands like endorsements from Sunlight Detergent, Nunu Milk, Dettol and PZ Cussons was announced as the latest brand ambassador for Arik Air.


The  announcement was made via Arik Air’s official Instagram page with the caption;

“Meet our new brand ambassador, Nollywood star, @omonioboli. We are excited about our partnership with #TheFirstLady herself! #ProudlyNigerian #IFlyArik #BuyNigerian #SupportNigerianBrands #NairaIsKing”

Congrats to the queen of endorsements!!!


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Rakitic: I Wanted To Play For Croatia

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Ivan Rakitic has said he tried to convince the Croatia team doctor about playing in the upcoming friendlies, but was convinced his health is more important.

The Barcelona player underwent an MRI scan for his calf injury, and will miss the matches against Israel and Hungary.

Rakitic will miss the friendlies, to avoid worsening the injury.

“I wanted to play, but unfortunately injury will not allow it,” the 28-year-old said.

“I had a chat to the doctor because I wanted to play. I asked him if he would let me, but he convinced me my health was more important.

“But those playing for the national team always try to do their best.

“Do not doubt us, we will do our best, we will try everything we can to win [Euro 2016] in France.”

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Oshey Ramos: Annie Idibia Calls 2Face Her Defender In Sweet Anniversary Post

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Annie Idibia calls 2Face her defender – Annie Idibia had some very sweet words for husband Innocent 2Face Idibia as they celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary.

Annie Idibia calls 2Face her defender

Annie Idibia calls 2Face her defender

The couple, who have a long history together, have 2 children together, and Annie had some choice words as she exulted her husband.

2face & Annie Idibia Sued For N120 Million

She wrote: “You are the TRUTH baby… For always going the extra mile to make me smile.. I might act like I don’t c it baby ,but my heart smiles at the very thought of it! My Rock! My Strength!! My protector!! My Defender !! My MINE!! You know sey I go use coconut break rock for your matter !! (That’s the kind of God I serve)And Yes!! I will never Leave you! It still amazes me how my heart skips when you walk in a room or when u smile at me and how I still get goose bumps when u hold me in your arms! Thanks for all the sleepless nights you work so hard to make sure I never lack,for all d laughs,for the jokes,for the happiness you bring in our home,for all the love you teach,for constantly making sure I do not worry about notting , for keeping our dreams alive …for loving this imperfect girl so PERFECTLY!!! #LUTID Happy anniversary baby.”

Happy anniversary, guys!

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Court Reschedules Metuh, Badeh’s Corruption Trials

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has again deferred the commencement of the defence of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh till Thursday.

READ ALSO: Metuh’s Trial To Continue Despite Counsels’ Absence – Judge

Olisa Metuh sits beside Alex Badeh during court adjournment of their corruption trials

Olisa Metuh sits beside Alex Badeh during court adjournment of their corruption trials

The presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang via the registrar of the Court said on Wednesday that the case will continue on Thursday.

READ ALSO: EFCC Files 7-Count Charge Against Olisa Metuh

It was gathered that the case was adjourned because the trial judge was attending a seminar.

Mr. Metuh is facing a seven-count charge of alleged money laundering to the tune of N400 million.

Mr. Abang had adjourned the opening of Mr. Metuh’s defence last Thursday to today, following an application by the PDP spokesperson for the case to be transferred to another judge.

In the same way, the trial of former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh was also rescheduled.

READ ALSO: Badeh Rejects Prison’s Food | His Presence Excites Kuje Inmates

Badeh’s trial was billed to continue today after the court took the testimony of the first prosecution witness last week.

The former Chief of Defence Staff arrived the court room to meet the announcement.

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“I Might Just Be The Luckiest Girl In The World” Omotola Gushes As She & Hubby Celebrate 20th Wedding Anniversary

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Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and her husband Captain Mathew Ekeinde are celebrating their 20th marriage anniversary today March 23rd which also happens to be his birthday.

The sexy star shared this photo on her Instagram page with the caption: “And… #happyanniversary to us. It is a pleasure experiencing life with you. I might just be the luckiest girl in the World ! Our #20yearsmarriageanniversary #march23rd #thecaptainandI”


And we totally agree with the caption, she is truly lucky and that picture is super cute with their coordinated outfits. The lovebirds are currently in Hawaii enjoying a well-deserved vacation.



Image: Instagram/ @realomosexy

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VIDEO: DJ Spinall ft. Wande Coal & 2Baba – Money

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“DJ Spinall who is currently on tour in the UK has finally released the official video for money off his widely accepted debut album “My Story.”

The track money features two of Nigeria’s most gifted lyricists & vocalists – 2baba & Wande Coal.

DJ Spinall tries to portray a fresh perspective of how money can be utilised.

Enjoy & feel free to share

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Olajumoke Orisaguna Rules The Nigerian Internet For 2016

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Olajumoke Orisaguna Rules The Nigerian Internet – Breadseller-turned-beauty model Olajumoke Orisaguna has been named the most searched Nigerian of 2016 so far.

Olajumoke Orisaguna Rules The Nigerian Internet

Olajumoke Orisaguna Rules The Nigerian Internet

Olajumoke’s story was one of a kind, becoming an internet sensation after stumbling on the set of photographer TY Bello’s shoot for rapper Tinie Tempah.

Salmah Guzel Releases HB Collection Featuring Olajumoke (Lookbook)

The photo made the cover of ThisDay Style, and her career just took off from there as she went on to get on multiple endorsements.

Late British singer David Bowie was the second most searched person in Nigeria, with YBNL singer Adekunle Gold coming at third place.

Late Yoruba actor Sikiru ‘Arakangudu’ Adesina was fourth on the list, while late actor Peter Onwuzurike Onyehidelam a.k.a Dede One Day rounded out the top 5.

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Controversy Trails Immigration ‘Secret Recruitment’

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A palpable controversy has trailed the secret recruitment of hundreds of personnel by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

READ ALSO: Dear Nigerians, Beware Of This Fake Nigeria Immigration Service Website

Daily Trust reported that more than 500 persons, who were employed in December 2015, had been enrolled in the NIS payroll and paid January salary.

It was gathered that the major beneficiaries of the recruitment were the children of the senior management staff, top government officials and politicians as those engaged are on inspectorate and superintendant cadres and they are already undergoing training in Kano and Ahoada, Rivers State.

“I can tell you that about 300 personnel of Immigration were sent to Ahoada for training early this year. They arrived in January and had been undergoing training.

“But they appeared to have been withdrawn when rumours began to spread that they were illegally recruited,” a source said.

Further findings show that about 400 people had reported at the Immigration Training School, Kano since the fourth week of February but that training began on March 11.

One of the new recruits, it was learnt, confirmed that “some of us have bought the employment offers. I knew some of my colleagues who bought their offers for N250, 000 each. In my own case, it is my brother who brought it for me so I don’t know how he got it.

“I am for the Superintendent cadre and so also my colleagues. Some of our colleagues who came late said they have paid more than N250,000 per offer. But I don’t know how much those for Assistant Inspector cadre paid per offer.”

Denying allegations of bribery as said by some of those recruited, the spokesperson of NIS, King Ekpedeme said:

“I can tell you that the allegation is not true,” he said. “For an officer to collect money in order to give a job slot means the officer had already made an arrangement with the management to carry out the criminal act, which is not possible.”

He added that it was possible that some scammers might have swindled desperate job seekers.

Speaking earlier, the Immigration spokesman said: “I am not aware that we have up to 400 to 500 recruits undergoing training in Kano. I don’t know the number but I am not sure it is up to 400 or 500. I am aware we should be talking about 200 or thereabout.

“The military has overrun the North-East, taking over the area from insurgents. The Military now said that since they have completed that assignment over there, paramilitary agencies should move in and start an administrative presence in that area so that it does not relapse to the insurgents anymore.

“However, the paramilitary agencies do not have the enough manpower because we have not recruited for up to four to five years and more. Some people have retired, some have been promoted above the rank they should work in certain areas and some had died either by natural cause or killed by insurgents while some had gone on AWOL.

“So the government asked us to put the number together and after submitting the number, they gave us the go ahead to replace.

“Because the government felt it was not a fresh recruitment, they gave us some waivers such that the vacancies should not be publicised, waivers such that it would not pass through some certain agencies.”

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If Jesus Were Alive Today, He’d Associate With Muslims – Reno Omokri

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Today, in the wake of the Brussels bombing, Dr. Nabeel Qureshi wrote an oped on radicalism in Islam in which he quoted two verses from the Qur’an which are very profound. I want to be sure he is not lying or misrepresenting Islam.

If you are Muslim and have read the Qur’an can you confirm if the two verses below which were used by Dr. Qureshi are in the Qur’an or if he made it up?

You can also read his oped piece here

Qur’an 9:29—Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth, from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

Qur’an 9:30—The Jews call Uzair a son of God, and the Christians call Christ the son of God. That is a saying from their mouth; (In this) they but imitate what the Unbelievers of old used to say. Allah’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!

I read the Qur’an in 1999 in Potiskum, a sleepy town in Northern Nigeria, but I must have missed these verses. I am a Christian and I believe in one God, who is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I believe that the only way to this one God is through His Son Jesus, known in Islam as Nabi Isa.

My intention in seeking clarification is to understand Islam and Muslims better.

If anybody believes that Christians and Muslims can forget their differences, that person is either a liar or a naive person. The best way we can achieve peaceful coexistence is if we understand our differences.

For instance, Jesus, The Son of God, said “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”-John 14:6.

That is an unequivocal statement. If I believe that statement, I cannot believe in any other way.

But when Jesus (real name Yeshu’a) was on earth He did not snob Pharisees, in fact He met with them secretly (John 3: 1-5) and openly. He met with Samaritans (John 4:7-12). He associated with Romans and in fact called out a Roman Centurion as having more faith than He had seen in Israel (Matthew 8:10). He even associated with a woman from modern day Syria (Mark 7:24-30).

So there is no doubt in my mind that if Jesus were alive today, He would associate with Muslims for the purpose of getting them to understand Christ followership and listening to Muslims.

My own father was a Christian from birth till he died, married to a pastor, yet he was an expert on sharia law and was well respected as a jurist in that field in and around Northwest Nigeria.

This is my background. I am a follower of Jesus, a friend of Islam and one who seeks to help Christianity understand and Islam and vice versa.

It is from this stand point that I ask if the verses quoted by Dr. Qureshi are genuine and accurate.

If they are, how would they affect the ability of the Body of Christ to have any genuine peaceful coexistence with the Muslim Ummah?

Many in both Christianity and Islam may be unaware that Christians played a very central role in the life of Prophet Mohammed (SAW).

Waraka, one of the earliest friends of Prophet Mohammed who was a cousin to his first wife, Khadija, was a Nestorian priest. For those who may not know what a Nestorian is, this was a branch of Christianity that believe in a division between the human and divine natures of Jesus. He was one of the first, if not the first person to translate the New Testament into Arabic.

Also, when Prophet Mohammed and his followers were facing persecution from the Quraysh tribe in Mecca, the early Muslims were given asylum in Abyssinia by the Christian King, Negus.

When the Quraysh sent emissaries to King Negus, seeking for the expulsion of the Muslim Ummah in Abyssinia, Negus called the Muslims and in the presence of the emissaries from the Quraysh, told them as follows “go, for you are safe in my country.”

Giving this history of how Christians have shown love to Muslims and Islam over the millennia, I am thus nonplussed at these two verses cited by Dr. Qureshi and I therefore call on any friend of Christianity who happens to be a Muslim to shed more light on these verses so we can better understand each other.

Finally, On the recent Brussels Terror Attacks proper, I read the response of the Belgian Prime Minister and his words gave me pause. Perhaps even apprehension.

“We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened”. Those were the words of Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium a few hours ago.

I condemn the terror attacks but I want to warn that as Christians, we should never entertain fear. Not for terrorists or anything for that matter because what we fear will always happen.

Prime Minister Charles Michel is not the first man to use such words. They were first used by Job in The Bible. Job said “What I feared has come upon me”. Sound familiar? What is the solution? “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good”-Romans 12:21.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of Reno Omikri and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of

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#JusticeForEse: Urhobo Union Attacks Arewa Forum Over Role On Yunusa N3m Bail

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The leadership of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), has accused the apex socio-political organisation of the north, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) of prejudice in the role it played in securing the N3 million bail granted to Yunusa Dahiru aka Yellow, abductor 14-year Ese Oruru by a Federal High Court in Bayelsa state.

Yunusa Dahiru, Ese Oruru’s Abductor Granted Bail

Yunusa Dahiru, Ese Oruru’s Abductor Granted Bail

Yunusa, who is facing five count-charge for allegedly abducting Ese from Bayelsa State to Kano and converted her into Islam before forcefully marrying was on Monday granted bail in the sum of N3 million by the high court where he is standing trial.

READ ALSO: Yunusa Dahiru, Ese Oruru’s Abductor Granted Bail

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday at Mosogar, Delta State, the leadership of the UPU, Chief Joe Omene, lamented the quality of legal representation Yunusa was given, saying that UPU would send a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, to represent them at the next trial date.

Describing the case as a test case on the relationship between Arewa and the Urhobo, Omene said: “There is more than meets the eyes in this matter.

“Yunusa, as an individual, cannot afford a SAN to represent him hence we believe ACF, which has been at the background in the matter, won’t stand on the part of justice and fairness in this case.

“If ACF is biased in this matter, it will strain the relationship between them and the UPU as they are supposed to be law abiding in protecting the rights of the under-aged girl child.

“Our SAN representative, who is the UPU Secretary General, will represent us at the next date of proceedings and advice us on what is going on.”

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Stop Shedding Innocent Blood As God Is Angry With You – Fayose Tells Buhari

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Following the monumental irregularities and killings that trailed last Saturday’s rerun elections in Rivers State, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has poured out hot words on President Mohammadu Buhari, saying that God is angry with him.

The governor, who urged Nigerians to ask their president why they are suffering, lamented that the Rivers elections presided over by Buhari were marred with remarkable bloodshed.

Addressing newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, Fayose said: “I am telling you the truth. Power doesn’t come from anywhere. God rules in the affairs of men. Oppressing, bringing and cutting people down, taking their blood, God is angry. The way this government is taking people down, God is angry. God isn’t happy. Go to Rivers, they kill people.

“Go to Akwa Ibom, they kill people. Go to Bayelsa, they kill people, incarcerate innocent people. God is angry with Buhari. You can’t continue to take the blood of the innocent. Look at my predictions for the year 2016 for Nigeria, everything has come to pass. This is a different ball game. He that will take me, he that will go against me must first of all defeat God. If these were the kind of violence that greeted Buhari’s election would he ever be president?”

Reacting to the just concluded retreat of the National Economic Council, NEC in Abuja, Governor Fayose, who applauded the idea, stated that the present economic situation in the country indicated that president Buhari lacked technical competence to solve the problem of the country.

He said: “We have had a lot of these things, we have been through such a gatherings but at the end of the day, will it not be the same old rhetorics, same strategies? Is it a diversion or diversionary move to make Nigerians think you are working on the economy because a government that has actually come, which was elected precisely a year now doesn’t know what they are doing, they don’t know what they want, they don’t know why they got there, maybe they wanted power and not to put Nigeria on the part of prosperity?

“So it is a good Idea that we should talk about the economy of the country but I think the driver should know more than the passengers but they don’t know direction. They are now fishing. They are fishing for ideas to run Nigeria because they don’t know.

“Again with all due respect, people won’t like the way I am saying it right now but they have to come to terms with reality; you can’t grow more than your pastor. You can’t grow more than your MD under the same roof. The president himself has very little capacity. He is limited by age.

“He is limited by academic competence and he is limited by exposure. If you can’t grow more than your pastor what will you offer and everybody has to look up to the president. So with his family of APC, they ought to have had an economic team, economic master plan for Nigeria.

“We should ask the president why are Nigerians suffering under him more than ever before. Look at the electricity tariff; in most cases they will never get the supply of electricity maybe once a month they will get what we call estimated bills. The people are so disenchanted, the people are not happy. There was this international body that said findings show that Nigerians are unhappy than ever before. Something must be causing all that. If you look at that last 6 elections around the federation, APC isn’t winning and it shows people are saying ‘have we not miss road?”

“The fact remains that when the disease catches up with you, you will not know until the thing is about terminating the life of the person concerned. If you look at the violence greeting our elections now it will amaze you, it will give you concern. Even the words of Jonathan abused him, say what you want to say but he promised they will be free and fair election and he delivered it against himself.

“Nigerians don’t know party, they know their stomach, they know their business, they know their economy. Let’s look back and imagine that so many middle class businesses are gone. Look at me having a daughter abroad and somebody says my daughter can’t get maintenance money in dollars abroad anymore.

“Education of my children has come to a halt after building such a child to a level of year 3 in the university. This is an indicator of incompetence, a clueless administrator. Sometime a lot of agents in APC might have clues but the president doesn’t have clue, he has no clue. You see these things, people are afraid to say it”.

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VIDEO: This Nollywood Trailer For ‘Spider Girl’ Will Leave You Crying

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Nollywood’s adaptation of Spiderman titled ‘Spider Girl’ is well on its way to winning awards for the worst effects, storyline and basically everything.

The YouTube page of the studio responsible for the movie posted the synopsis as thus,

The Official Trailer of the latest Nigerian Movie, Spider girl, Spider girl is all about kids that went for excursion, then things went wrong and the Amazing spider gift was giving to Ann whom has been the outcast, then she was the saviour, kindly watch out for the movie

The effects are extremely cringeworthy with paper mache glued on the face of the female protagonist to represent a facial scar, dancing Shakiti Bobo in the middle of the trailer all of a sudden, visual effects of the worst kind seen in the movie industry worldwide, etc.

This movie is definitely going to be a viral success.

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Phife Dawg Of A Tribe Called Quest Dies At 45

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Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest dies at 45 – Rapper Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor of A Tribe Called Quest has passed on after a prolonged illness.

Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest dies at 45

Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest dies at 45

Taylor died at the young age of 45, and had been battling a number of health issues including diabetes I, which he developed at the age of 16.

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Taylor, alongside MC/producer Q-Tip and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad formed A Tribe Called Quest in 1985, and went on to become one of the greatest hip hop groups ever.

Tributes have been pouring for the late rapper on social media, with both fans and artistes paying their respects.

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Rivers Killings: NYSC Vows To Review MoU With INEC On Electoral Matters

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Following the persistent attacks and killings of corps members during election duties, the authorities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), have threatened to review its collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on conduction of polls.

The late corps member, Samuel Dumebi Okonta,

The late corps member, Samuel Dumebi Okonta

This is just as the Federal Government, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, condemned the killings in Rivers State.

READ ALSO: #RiversRerun: INEC Vows Not To Conduct Polls Until Peace Returns

In 2011, during the presidential poll, 11 corps members were murdered in Bauchi State with a host of others left handicapped in Kaduna from unforeseen attacks by people protesting the outcome of the polls.

On Saturday night, another corps member, Samuel Dumebi Okonta, was murdered in cold blood by unknown gunmen in Rivers State, while some were abducted during the federal and state legislature re-run polls in the state.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung and Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu yesterday paid a condolence visit to the NYSC headquarters in Abuja following the death of the youth corps member.

READ ALSO: #RiversRerun: INEC Declares Polls Inconclusive

Speaking during the condolence visit, the NYSC Director General, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, who vowed that the scheme would not relent until the killers of Okonta were brought to justice, said NYSC had set up a committee to look into the killing of Okonta.

READ ALSO: #RiversRerun: Anxiety As Amaechi, Wike Trade Harsh Words At Police Station

The DG also made it clear that the committee would determine whether or not the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), it signed with the INEC on participation of corps members in electoral process would be reviewed.

“I have set up a committee to fully investigate the issue, the report of that committee would determine if we have to review our MoU with INEC. But it is a shame on the Rivers State Government and community leaders where this happened. We are going to get to the root of the matter,” he said.

Similarly, the Federal Government assured that the perpetrators of the electoral violence in Rivers would be fished out and punished.

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