Nigeria’s Only LGA Without A Senior Secondary School Gets ‘N1.2bn Fund’ For Construction

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has approved the construction of the N1.2 billion Government Secondary School in Balle, headquarters of Gudu Local Government Area of the state.

GOVERNOR Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Saturday laid the foundation stone for the construction of the N 1.2 billion Government Secondary School in Balle, headquarters of Gudu Local Government Area of the state

GOVERNOR Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Saturday laid the foundation stone for the construction of the N 1.2 billion Government Secondary School in Balle, headquarters of Gudu Local Government Area of the state

It was gathered that the town, Gudu, remains the only LGA without a senior secondary school in Nigeria.

Speaking on Saturday at the event, which was attended by development partners and religious and traditional rulers from within and outside Sokoto, Tambuwal disclosed that his administration decided to embark on the project as Gudu had remained the only local government in the state without a Senior Secondary School.

He said: ” The state government embarked on the project as the area had remained the only one out of the 23 local governments of the state without a Senior Secondary School.

” The school will be a co-educational one, both for boys and girls.

” It will also attract students from the state, other states of Nigeria and others from the neighbouring Niger Republic.

” Students of the school would be taught in both English and French.’’

Nigeria’s Only LGA Without A Senior Secondary School Gets ‘N1.2bn Fund’ For Construction In Sokoto

Nigeria’s Only LGA Without A Senior Secondary School Gets ‘N1.2bn Fund’ For Construction In Sokoto

The governor also assured that funds would be made available for the completion of the project on schedule, adding that the contractor had since been paid 30 percent of the contract sum while the project would be completed in the next four months.

” Education is key to success both in this world and in the hereafter.

” The school is aimed at improving enrolment, retention and completion of students across the state.

” It is also aimed at improving equal access to education for both the boy and girl child in the state.

” When you educate a girl,you educate the society and when you educate a boy, you educate only an individual,” he added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tambuwal also inaugurated the disbursement of N211 million grants of the Nigeria Partnership For Education Project and the World Bank.

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Boko Haram: Nigerian Army Reacts To Shekau’s New Video

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The Nigerian Army has reacted to a video purportedly posted by a factional leader of the Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau.

READ ALSO: Boko Haram’s Shekau Mocks Nigerian Army In New Video; Says He Is ‘In Good Health’

Sani Kukasheka Usman, a colonel and acting director of army public relations while reacting to the video in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said the army had more than what “it takes to defend them and deal decisively with the remnants of the terrorists”.

He said: “We would like to reiterate that Boko Haram terrorism as it was known, is gone for good.

“We are just counting down to the day when all the few remnants will be totally wiped out or brought to justice.

“However, a window still exists for the repentant ones among them to lay down their arms and surrender to justice”.

Usman noted that the purported factional leader of the terrorist also tried albeit failingly, to deny the air raid by the Nigerian Air Force in which he was wounded.

“The video has shown beyond all reasonable doubt the earlier suspicion that the purported factional terrorists group leader is mentally sick and unstable.

“The ranting is also another sign that the end is near for him which is part of the signs of all wicked people.

“The Nigerian Army wishes to assure the public that nobody should be bothered with the contents of the video clip.

“This is because the available fact on the development speaks for itself.

“The military has been making concerted efforts to clear the remnants of the terrorists and rescue all persons held hostage by them, especially the abducted Chibok Secondary School girls,” Usman said.

He vowed that the task would be accomplished, no matter how long it would take, adding that the military was determined in that regard.

“Already, thousands of people have been rescued by our troops from the den of the terrorists.

“He has derailed and no longer believes and practises the Islam he professes to follow;  as he was absent at the last Eid prayers video.

“It is equally reported that he could not even lead prayers. The public should not be fooled by this individual.

“No nation or society would believe him or any Boko Haram terrorist, based on his antecedents, having shown  to be unreliable, especially when it comes to negotiations on the release of the abducted girls.

“Therefore, he must release them unconditionally,” the army spokesman said.

(Source: NAN)

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Enugu Rangers Win Nigeria Professional Football League Title [See Standings]

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Enugu Rangers have emerged as the champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League for the 2015/16 season after defeating Ikorodu United 2-1 away from home at the MKO Abiola Stadium on Sunday.

The Flying Antelopes won the Nigeria top-flight title for the first time in 32 years after Rivers United failed to beat Abia Warriors – meaning the Enugu based club side can no longer be caught.

First half goals from Obinna Nwobodo and Chisom Egbuchulam helped Rangers clinched the League title with a game left to spare.

Imama Amapakabo’s men could have waited for the last game of the season against El Kanemi Warriors on October 2, but Rivers United were held to a 0-0 draw by relegation-threatened Abia Warriors, while Wikki Tourists lost 1-0 against Shooting Stars.

Thus, Rangers with the win in Abeokuta, have an unassailable 60 points.

They lead their closest challengers, Rivers United by three points but with superior goals difference.

Nigeria Premier League Standings:

Pos Team P W D L GS GA +/- Pts
1 Enugu Rangers International FC Enugu Rangers 35 17 9 9 49 37 +12 60
2 Rivers United FC Rivers United 35 18 3 14 36 28 +8 57
3 Ifeanyi Uba United (Gabros FC) Ifeanyi Uba 35 16 8 11 37 32 +5 56
4 Wikki Tourists FC Wikki Tourist 35 15 9 11 44 29 +15 54
5 Sunshine Stars FC Sunshine Stars 35 14 11 10 44 35 +9 53
6 Lobi Stars FC Lobi Stars 35 15 7 13 39 35 +4 52
7 Kano Pillars FC Kano Pillars 35 15 6 14 46 39 +7 51
8 El Kanemi Warriors FC El Kanemi Warriors 35 16 3 16 37 38 -1 51
9 Nasarawa United FC Nasarawa United 35 16 2 17 41 41 +0 50
10 Enyimba International FC Enyimba 36 14 8 14 34 35 -1 50
11 Niger Tornadoes FC Niger Tornadoes 35 15 3 17 39 41 -2 48
12 Plateau United FC Plateau United 35 13 9 13 33 36 -3 48
13 Akwa United FC Akwa United 35 13 8 14 44 44 +0 47
14 Shooting Stars FC (3SC) Shooting Stars 35 14 5 16 41 47 -6 47
15 Abia Warriors FC Abia Warriors 35 11 12 12 33 38 -5 45
16 Heartland FC Owerri Heartland 35 11 10 14 24 29 -5 43
17 Mountain of Fire and Miracles FC MFM 35 11 9 15 35 40 -5 42
18 Warri Wolves FC Warri Wolves 35 11 9 15 28 38 -10 42
19 Ikorodu United FC Ikorodu United 35 7 11 17 32 54 -22 32
20 Giwa FC Giwa 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0

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Okiemute Emerges Surprise Winner Of #ProjectFameame9.0

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The #ProjectFame9.0 competition comes to an end today after a gruelling 61 days in the academy.

Okiemute was the surprise winner of season 9 of MTN Project Fame West Africa after a keenly contested battle between super talents from all over the west Africa region.

Following 24 talents who got reduced to the super 6 contestants who gave entertaining performances comprising of their personal compositions and African contemporary hits.

The winner of the show, Okiemute Ighorodje performed Phyno’s popular song “Fada Fada” for the closing night and it ended in a rave of applause.

The winner, 25-year old Okiemute walked away with the grand prize of N5m, an SUV, and a recording contract worth millions of Naira.

The first runner up was Elizabeth and she performed Tiwa Savage‘s “Standing Ovation”. For her effort in the house, she went home with N3m and a car.

Kitay whom a lot of people thought will emerge winner was the Second runner up and he performed Kiss Daniels‘ “Mama”. Kitay got N2m and a car.

Pere on his part came fourth and he sang Sam Smith‘s “Writing on the Wall” while also walking away with N2m. Dapo on the fifth position sang Labrinth‘s “Jealous” and he got the prize of N1m.

Winner completed the final six as she sang Adele‘s “Hello” and came sixth. She went home with N500,000.

Each and every single one of the final six contestants are winners as they all became instant millionaires.

However, not much is to be desired from #ProjectFame9.0 competition as the overall shows ratings and follower ship dropped.

With plans from season 10 already in motion and Mummy J announcing on academy day 61 of #ProjectFame9.0 that all the previous runner-ups from season 1 to 9 will be given an opportunity to be crowned winner of season 10, there’s a chance Project Fame West Africa might regain it’s prized position among television shows of its kind.

The question that begs an answer from this season however is did Okiemute deserve the win?

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‘Fame Has Robbed Me Of Privacy And Freedom’ – Basketmouth

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Popular Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth, has expressed his ‘earnest’ gratitude to God for everything especially for his ‘deserving’ rise to stardom in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

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Basketmouth and his adorable family members having a sweet moment together

In an interview with Saturday Beats, the entertainer, who recently turned 38, however, broke words of certain things that have been snatched away from him as a result of fame – adding that he would not change anything if given the chance.

READ ALSO: Basketmouth Opens Up On Robbery Incident

When asked what fame has robbed him of the ace comedian simply said:

“I have been robbed of my privacy and the freedom I had. The fact that I must be very careful with everything I say and do is a bit of a pressure. However, I wouldn’t trade the journey for anything. I won’t change a thing.”

On the robbery incident that occurred about two weeks ago, he said:

“I will rather not talk about the robbery incident because it is in the past now. I just thank God nobody was hurt. My kids were asleep throughout the incident so that is something to really thank God for as the trauma would have messed them up for a while.”

The dreadlock wearing comic act also spoke about his intention to release a movie very soon.

His words: “I have had to put my music career to rest for now as I have a lot of projects before me but soon, I will revisit it. Also, I have been working on a movie for a while now, but due to time constraint, I have not been able to start production but I will do so soon though.”

He added: “I feel blessed because I know that the life we have can be taken for granted sometimes. I always thank God for every second, minute, hour, day, month and year I witness. Turning 38 is amazing and I pray that God will continue to bless me with more years in great health, happiness, favour and more. I thank God for everything especially when I look back to where I am coming from, it is really humbling where God has placed me and where he is taking me to. I am grateful for everything.

“I am good at making low points become high points. In everything that comes my way, I always thank God while believing that there is a reason for it. The ability to embrace everything in good faith and never backing down or getting distracted is one thing I think I am good at.”

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Guardiola: City Will Find Top Four Finish Tough

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Pep Guardiola does not think Manchester City will find making top four easy despite their flying start to the season.

City has notched 10 consecutive wins since the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach took charge.

Six of those victories has come from the EPL with the most recent win the 3-1 victory over Swansea.

“I didn’t think about what might happen at the start of the season,” he told the club’s website.

“We just focused on pre-season and then we took a lot of confidence from our Champions League qualifying games and then it’s been game-by-game.

“I honestly just think qualifying for the Champions League will be very tough.

“United played really well [against Leicester City], Liverpool are especially playing very well, as are Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal. Everton may have lost, but they are all so, so strong.

“Now we are thinking of Celtic and then it will be Tottenham and that’s how we’ll go forward. At the end of the season, we’ll see how our levels were and whether we were better than our rivals or not.”

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Ivanovic: Lack Of Belief To Blame For Chelsea Collapse

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Ivanovic has said lack of belief is to blame for Chelsea’s collapse in the first half against Arsenal.

Three goals from Arsenal, courtesy of Walcott, Sanchez and Ozil inside 40 minutes, gave gunners the full points.

Antonio Conte’s men slipped to a second consecutive league defeat against a top-four rival, and Ivanovic — who captained the team in the absence of the injured John Terry — told Chelsea’s official website: “We didn’t start the game in the way we wanted.

“We didn’t believe in what we were doing at the beginning and we were punished.

“As a team, we didn’t answer anything the manager asked of us. We have to be honest with ourselves and put more attention on the small details. We have to be more focused and concentrated on the game.

“I know it’s very disappointing and it hurts all of us, but the opinion of everyone in the dressing room was in the same direction.

“We have to build on that, stay together, work hard, and believe in what we are doing. I am sure we can come out of it stronger. We have to stick together.”

After the match, Conte said Chelsea “are a great team only on paper,” and Ivanovic called on the players to start living up to their reputations at Hull City next Saturday.

“In this league every game is a different story, but it doesn’t mean you have to change your philosophy if you win or lose a game,” he said.

“Our way of playing has changed a bit and you always need time. In the last two games it has not been the usual Chelsea way, but if it starts working it will be very good for us. We will be very, very dangerous.

“We have to believe in what we are doing, and the results of that will come.”

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Patience Jonathan: Nigeria’s Richest First Lady Of All Time [Must Read]

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Patience Jonathan, Nigeria’s Richest First Lady Of All Time – In This Piece, She Is Said To Be Wealthier, More Powerful Than All Her 14 Predecessors

The admission by Patience Jonathan that she owns the whopping $31.4 million recently discovered in four bank accounts that were frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has placed her as the richest First Lady that Nigeria ever had, investigation by Daily Trust on Sunday has shown.

This piece was written by Fidelis Mac-Leva and was first published on Daily Trust. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

Checks have shown that none of her predecessors had ever owned up to having such an amount or has been accused to have amassed such wealth. Nigeria has had no fewer than 15 First Ladies – title of the wife of the president of Nigeria – since 1963, when Nigeria became a republic.

Patience became Nigeria’s 14th First Lady, 57 years after the wife of Nnmadi Azikiwe, Flora Azikiwe. She was succeeded in May 29, 2015 by the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Checks by this newspaper did not yield any record that is available to the public to link any of the other First Ladies with wealth that can surpass that of Patience, who is also known as Mama Peace.

This is despite the fact some of their spouses were military heads of state that headed regimes that have been accused of allowing wanton corruption in public life.

Mama Peace did not only blaze the trail as the richest, she also placed ahead of the pack as the most influential (powerful) and most entertaining.

During the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, some ministers were known to be at her beck and call, not to talk of police commissioners like Mbu, whom she ordered to do her bidding. She was also known to put cities on a lockdown whenever she was coming for a visit, to be unshackled only after she had left.

Patience’s Jumbo accounts

The funds were traced to Patience’s jumbo accounts when the EFCC took former presidential aide, Amajuoyi Azubike Briggs, Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, former Skye Bank official, Damola Bolodeoku and Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited to court in an alleged $31.4 million fraud involving the companies.

The anti-graft agency consequently placed a “Post no Debit order while investigating  the bank accounts of Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited; Globus Integrated Service Limited and Seagate Property Development and Investment Limited all domiciled with Skye Bank.

But while the EFCC claimed that all the funds traced these accounts linked to the former president’s wife were proceeds of gratification, the embattled former first lady also claimed that the money actually belonged to her and that they were meant for her medical bills.

In an affidavit deposed to by one Sammie Somiari, a lawyer, Mrs. Jonathan said she asked Mr. Dudafa to assist her to open the bank accounts, which the EFCC had frozen.

In laying claim to the money, Mrs. Jonathan filed an application on September 6, 2016, with file number FHC/L/C5/1233/16, asking the court to make an order for the enforcement of her fundamental rights in terms of the reliefs sought. She also prayed the court to make a declaration that the fund standing to the credit of the four of the companies, an account in her name with Skye Bank, belonged to her.

Also, a letter with reference number GA/Abibo/00226/2016, written by her lawyers, Granville Abibo (SAN) and Co, which was addressed to the acting chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu read in part: “It is noteworthy to emphasize that the said accounts, which were in US dollar denomination, were card-based accounts and our client is the sole signatory to these accounts.

Patience’s riches attracted media attention when she reportedly built a hotel worth N10billion in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The hotel, known as Aridolf Resort Wellness and Spa, was inaugurated by the former First Lady in April 2015, barely a month before the end of her husband’s tenure.

Known for her numerous grammatical slips and comical verbiages, which found expressions on the social media, Patience Jonathan also courted controversies like the moth to naked light.

How Patience’s wealth surpasses other first ladies’

Flora Azikiwe
Flora Azikiwe was Nigeria’s First Lady from October 1, 1963, when the country became a republic, to January 15, 1966, when the military made its first incursion into the country’s politics, toppling the first civilian government. However, Flora was not known to be associated with wealth until her death in 1983 even though she was reputed to be a highly flamboyant lady who was always visible around her husband.

Victoria Ironsi
In the same vein, Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi became Nigeria’s second First Lady after the bloody military coup of January 1966. Victoria spent only about seven months as First Lady before her husband, Major-General Aguiyi Ironsi, was removed from power in a counter-coup. Like Flora Azikiwe, Mrs. Ironsi, who presently lives in Umuahia, maintained little visibility and was never associated with riches.

Vitoria Gowon

Also, Mrs. Victoria Gowon, who was First Lady from August 1, 1966 to July 29, 1975 and her successor Ajoke Mohammed, who became First Lady from July 29, 1975 to February 13, 1976, were never associated with riches.

Ajoke Murtala
Ajoke became known to the public after the death of her husband, Murtala Mohammed.

Esther Obasanjo
It was the same for Esther Oluremi Obasanjo, who held sway from February 13, 1976 to October 1, 1979.
The wives of Alhaji Shehu Shagari were hardly seen in public when he was the president from October 1, 1979 to December 31, 1983. It was, therefore, difficult to obtain records on their activities.

Safinatu Buhari

However, Safinatu Buhari maintained a degree of visibility while her husband was head of state from December 31, 1983 to August 27, 1985, but she did not wield any power or influence.

Maryam Babangida

During her time as the First Lady, Maryam Babangida was not known to be influential or powerful; rather, she was seen as a glamorous and classy woman.

Between 1985 and 1993, she founded the popular pet programme, the Better Life for Rural Women and used it to promote women issues.

The famous lawyer and rights activist, Gani Fawehenmi, however, accused her of getting money from government to fund her Better Life project.

She is known to be the owner of the Al-Amin International School in Minna.

Maryam Abacha

Like her predecessor, Maryam Abacha brought some glamour to the office when she held sway from 1993 to 1998. Even though her husband was accused of being a dictator, Maryam was not known to be involved in financial scandals.

She was, however, said to command some influence in governance at the time.

There is no record of her financial worth, even though her late husband is accused of stashing billions of dollars in foreign accounts which successive Nigerian governments have been battling to repatriate.

She founded the Family Support Programme and the Family Economic Advancement Programme (FEAP), for which the government appointed a permanent secretary.

Fati Abdulsalami

As First Lady from June 8, 1998 -May 29, 1999, Fati Abubakar was hardly visible in the public glare.  A former chief judge of Niger State, she founded the Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), a non-governmental organisation that advanced the course of women rights. There are no records either involving her with financial impropriety or riches.

Stella Obasanjo

Until her accidental death in 2005, Stella Obasanjo was visible and fashionable, but she was not interfering in government. When she became Nigeria’s First Lady in 1999, following the election of her husband as president, Stella established the Child Care Trust for the care of underprivileged and/or disabled children.

Turai Yar’Adua
Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua was very powerful and visible as First Lady from May 29, 2007 to February 9, 2010. Her interference in government became a problem when her husband, Umaru Musa Yar’Adau, began to fall sick. It was at that time that the nation first heard about a cabal operating in the presidency.

As the head of the said cabal, Turai became the de facto acting president, running the affairs of the country as Yar’Adua’s condition deteriorated.

She was embroiled in a land ownership tussle with her successor, Patience Jonathan. There is no record to show how much the former First Lady is worth, but last week, the announcement by the police that her domestic aide was arrested for allegedly stealing a whopping N91million from her, six years after leaving the Aso Rock, left Nigerians speculating that she could be in big money.

The current First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has been in business before her husband was elected president in 2015, running beauty parlours in Kaduna and other places. Although some men around the president are being accused of accepting financial gratifications, Aisha’s name has not been linked to the allegations. She is said to have sponsored some of her foreign trips even as wife of the president.

She has come up with an initiative called Future Assured to promote the health and wellbeing of women and children through community mobilisation and health promotion.

Going by her husband’s anti-corruption posture, it is almost predictable that Aisha would not be a First Lady to amass wealth.

Battle of the First Ladies

Among all the First Ladies mentioned, two stand out – perhaps in exercise of political power and influence. Turai Yar’Adua and Patience Jonathan make the duo. They were engaged in a battle over the ownership of a large parcel of land located in the Federal Capital Territory.

The disputed land, plot no. 1347 at Cadastral Zone AOO, Central Business District, Abuja, FCT, was initially allocated to Women and Youth Empowerment Foundation (WAYEF), while Mrs. Yar’Adua held sway as First Lady. But the FCT Minister under the Jonathan administration, Bala Mohammed, revoked the allocation for what he described as “overriding public interest” and re-allocated it to Mrs. Jonathan for the building of African First Lady Peace Mission headquarters on November 2, 2011.

Mrs. Yar’Adua complained that the land allocated to WAYEF on February 19, 2010 was being trespassed upon by Mrs. Jonathan and got a court order in 2012, restraining Patience from affecting WAYEF title and interest over the land.

As part of the moves to get a negotiated settlement, the then Federal Capital Territory Administration had offered WAYEF Plot. 1838 Cadastral Zone AOO Abuja, measuring 6119.29 square meters as replacement plot, while another plot 1839 was also proposed to be in favour of the African First Lady Mission, measuring 6100.51 square meters.

Interestingly, the battle of the First Ladies ended in the court, where Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua eventually floored incumbent Patience Jonathan as Justice Peter Affren of the Abuja High Court delivered a judgement setting aside the purported revocation by the FCT Administration, of the dispute land.

Going by her claim over the ownership of the whopping $31.4 million, Patience Jonathan has proved that in the battle for financial power amongst First Ladies, she is currently the champion.

This piece was written by Fidelis Mac-Leva and was first published on Daily Trust. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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Boko Haram’s Shekau Mocks Nigerian Army In New Video; Says He Is ‘In Good Health’

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Boko Haram’s Shekau Mocks Nigerian Army In New Video; Says He Is ‘In Good Health’

Abubakar Shekau, the shadowy leader of an Islamic death cult in Nigeria, Boko Haram, has resurfaced in a new video rejecting the Nigerian army’s claim he had been “fatally wounded” in an air strike last month.

READ ALSO: Nigerian Army Confirms Death Of Boko Haram Kingpin Shekau

The disputed kingpin, who appeared healthy in the video, dated 25 September, mocked the army as he spoke in Arabic, Hausa and the Kanuri language about the missing Chibok girls.

“You have been spreading in the social media that you injured or killed me,” Shekau says during the 40-minute video uploaded to YouTube on Sunday.

“Oh tyrants, I’m in a happy state, in good health and in safety.”

The Nigerian Army had in August claimed that Shekau had been seriously wounded in the shoulder in an air raid in which several commanders were killed.

READ ALSO: Shekau Resurfaces, Accuses New Boko Haram Leader al-Barnawi Of Attempted Coup

Sani Kukasheka Usman, a colonel and acting director of army public relations, said a number of commanders were confirmed dead in the strike, naming them as Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman, and said Shekau was “believed to be fatally wounded on his shoulders”.

The army’s claim was bolstered when Boko Haram released a video on September 13 without Shekau in it.

READ ALSO: Boko Haram: Shekau Threatens To ‘Unofficially’ Visit Buhari At Aso Villa

This is not the first time the military will be reporting the death of the embattled leader of the sect only for him to resurface with a rebuttal.

Meanwhile, the military has yet to comment on the latest video.

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Lil Wayne Reveals Drake Slept With His Girlfirend

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Lil Wayne was incarcerated for eight months in 2010 on a weapons charge and during his time behind bars, the rapper has revealed that protege Drake slept with his girlfriend at the time.

Lil Wayne is releasing a memoir that documents his time at the Rikers Island Jail in New York called Gone Til November: A Journal Of Rikers Island and in the book, he wrote about all that happened while he was in the jail including Drake’s confession during a visit. The book  hits shelves on October 11 and has its fair share of epiphanies like when Wayne wrote “I always thought I needed things like… a Bugatti, a dope-ass crib or some big-booty b*tches to be creative. But once it was taken away from me, my creativity was put to the ultimate test.”

READ: Lil Wayne Doesn’t Approve Of Tyga Signing To G.O.O.D Music

Drake slept with Lil Wayne’s girlfriend

He also officiated the wedding of two of his fellow inmates. He also helped decorate for the festivities by hanging toilet paper decorations and toasting the couple with Gatorade. He comically described it as “liquid gold in this bitch” as there was no champagne available. On his love life while inside, he writes that two female officers were suspended for “visiting” him. He also confirmed he was visited by Kanye West, Diddy and Drake.

On the Drake visit, he wrote about shocked he was when Drake allegedly confessed he’d slept with his girlfriend. “Drizzy came to see me, he was like, ‘Yeah, it’s true, Don’t fk with her like that cause I did fk her. Damn! This is the type of shit a man never wants to find out while he is locked up. Or, maybe so, cause only God knows what I would have done if I wasn’t locked up right now“. The girl in question was not named.

However, whatever rift this revelation might have caused between them seems to be closed up now. All seems forgotten as both artistes have been on songs, shared stages and shown up for each other since then.

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Pop Your Collar! Man Caught With Cocaine In Jacket Collar At Lagos Airport

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested a Nigerian man yesterday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos after wraps of substances that tested positive for cocaine, were found in the collar of his jacket.

The 31-year old suspect, Agwu Samuel, had just arrived in Lagos from Sao Paulo, Brazil when he was arrested by the NDLEA. He was wearing the jacket containing the drugs smartly hidden but thankfully still discovered by officials.

The Chairman of the Agency, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd.), described the suspect’s action as crafty and cunning. According to him, “the cocaine was detected by officers notwithstanding the crafty and cunning mode of concealment. The agency has taken some strategic measures aimed at disappointing the tricks employed by drug trafficking syndicates. We remain committed to exposing criminal plots through superior counter-narcotic intelligence. This operational success is commendable and a demonstration of our alertness to detect drugs

The NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, said that Samuel was arrested during routine check on passengers. “Ten wraps of cocaine weighing 110 grammes were found inside the collar of his jacket during screening of passengers on a South Africa Airline flight from Brazil through Johannesburg. The drug, which was carefully hidden inside his jacket, tested positive for cocaine and investigation is ongoing”, he said.

The suspect, a shoe seller in Togo claimed to have attended Technical Secondary School in Ohafia, Abia State. In his statement, he said he went to Brazil in search of greener pastures but resorted to drug trafficking due to frustration.

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Wenger: Arsenal Were Almost Perfect

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Arsene Wenger has nothing but words of praise for Arsenal’s first half display against Chelsea, as they won 3-0.

The gunners were rampant in the first half and capitalized on defensive errors to score three goals in the first half.

Arsenal had not beaten Chelsea in the domestic league since 2011, prior to the showdown at the Emirates.

“In the first half, we wanted to play this high pace, put them under pressure, and play at the very high collective connection with the speed of passing,” said Wenger, who was taking charge of his first match after celebrating 20 years at the club.

“It’s one of those moments as a manager when you think: ‘Today is a great day.’ In the first half it was nearly perfect. Overall, in the first half, we showed great quality. We played with style, with pace, with movement. That’s the kind of football we want to play.”

Asked whether the performance was one of Arsenal’s best in recent years, Wenger added: “Coming out straight after the game, I’d be tempted to say yes. It’s one of the games where what we want to do worked very well. So yes, one of our best performances of recent years.

“I felt that in the last three weeks, our team was on the way up. Today was a good test to see if that was real, if we could continue to move upwards. Would Chelsea stop our progression? Overall, with the quality of our performance, it confirmed we are on the way up.

“You cannot fault any performance from the goalkeeper to the centre-forward. There’s still room for improvement, but that shows we can defend together the style of football we want to play.”

The win was even more significant because of Arsenal’s recent results against Chelsea.

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Man Arrested For Raping Teenage Daughter

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Uchenna Elumadu, a 47-year-old trader for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter.

It was reported that the man, Uchenna was making his daughter take pills to prevent her from getting pregnant. He was caught by his wife who raised the alarm that attracted their neighbors and residents of Martins street, New Oko Oba in Agege.

After his arrest, the suspect told police he had slept with his daughter three times.

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A police source said “The man has three children, two girls and one boy. The victim is the first child and she is in JSS 3. He had been sleeping with her for a long time. He started sleeping with her in 2015It was easy for him because his wife is a casual worker at the airport and she is most times on night duty and does not sleep at home. What he does is to sneak into the room at midnight while the other children are asleep. He will wake the girl up, rape her and give her drugs to prevent pregnancy”

Unfortunately for Elumadu, on September 19 when he went to wake the girl up, his wife was home and wide awake and she caught him in the act. “The woman caught him in the act and shouted. She reported the case directly to the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni.” The source said. The matter was immediately referred to the Gender Unit of the Command headquarters, Ikeja, where a manhunt was launched for the suspect. He was arrested at his house on Friday and his daughter is currently at the Police College Hospital in Ikeja.

The 15-year-old girl told the police that her father on several occasions woke her up in the middle of the night to rape her mostly when the mother was on night duty.

The mother caught the suspect having intercourse with the victim. The father admitted to raping her on three occasions, blaming the act on the devil. The victim is currently admitted to Police College Hospital, where she is receiving treatment. This is in partnership with Mirabel Centre and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, where medical examination will be carried out on her.”  Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos said.

Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, said the CP had ordered that the suspect be charged

 

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Boxing: Crolla Loses Title To Linares

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Anthony Crolla has lost his title to Jorge Linares. The boxer lost the WBA lightweight title, at the Manchester Arena.

The 29-year-old British boxer was defending his WBA belt, which he won from Perez for the third time.

Two judges thought the fight was close, awarding it 115-114 and 115-113 to Linares, while the third judge had the challenger winning 117-111.

Linares immediately offered Crolla a rematch, while the Manchester boxer’s promoter left the crowd in little doubt that the two men would do it again.

“I am deeply disappointed. I have no complaints, but I am sorry I couldn’t do it for this crowd,” Crolla told Radio 5 live.

“He’s the best man I’ve ever been in a ring with, he’s very fast and sharp and it was a pleasure to be in there with him.

“I gave it everything, it wasn’t through a lack of trying, the difference was I took one or two hard counter-shots, which I was warned about by my team, and I paid the price.

“I am gutted, it’s heart-breaking to lose the belt, but I will come back from this.”

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Allegri Satisfied With Ugly Juventus

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Juventus did not put up a good display in the 1-0 win over Palermo, and this was not lost to Allegri, who was just glad his men got the full points.

The difference between the two teams was the own goal from Goldaniga in the 49th minute, with Juventus missing some chances.

And Allegri was more than happy to secure a second win in four days following the 4-0 midweek victory over Cagliari.

“We’ll take the points and bring them home,” he said.

“When you win 1-0 it means that you suffer, but you have to consider that winning here is not easy because they [Palermo] are a tough team.

“We have to make fewer mistakes and from a technical point of view, we were not good and made too many misplaced passes. But I repeat that the important thing was to get the three points.”

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