Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 69th Regular Course Admission Application Form Is Out (Register Here)

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The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna wishes to inform the general public that the sale of form for the online application for admission into the 69th regular course form is out and are available for sales.

READ ALSO: NDA Releases List Of Candidates Shortlisted For ’68th Regular Course’ Interview | Check Yours Here

Forms will be available from 8th November – 28th Febuary 2017.

Admission into the Nigerian Defence academy is open to both male and female in Nigeria, interested candidates should log on to the application portal at www.ndaapplications.net, and purchase the form online.

READ ALSO: 2015/2016: NDA Postgraduate Admission Is Out, Read Requirements And Register Here

METHOD OF APPLICATION

  1. Interested candidates are advised to log on to ndaapplications portal to generate and purchase their access code, fill the required details and generate their REMITA code and are advised to go to the bank and pay the sum of 3,000.00 only to generate the code for online registeration.
  2. Candidates are to go to any cybercafe to complete his or her registration online at the ndaapplication portal.
  3. Candidates applying for admission into NDA must also apply to the joint admisions matriculation Board(JAMB) and carefully select NDA as their choice of university.
  4. Candidates are require to submit their applications online, on completion of the online application, candidates are to download an acknowledgement form.
  5. Upon the release of the jamb result candidate are required to go to the applications portal to download their examination card.
  6. Only candidates who made the jamb national cut off mark of 180 will be allowed toparticipate in the NDA entrance examination.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The requirements for the different degrees of Programs are so detailed in the NDA Website / application portal. All other information Concerning qualifications, eligibility and examination The centers are contained on the NDA website/Application Portal. Note that working Knowledge of the French language will be an Advantage for applicants.

EXAMINATIONS CONDITION

Only candidates who meet the national JAMB limit Will be eligible to participate in the entry of the NDA Examination at their Examinationcentre of chioce.

EXAMINATION DATE AND REQUIREMENT

The EXAM will be conducted as an entrance Examination and is scheduled to be conducted on Saturday 22 April 2017. Therefore, all the candidates are required to come along with their acknowledgement Form, Examination Admission Card, JAMB Result Slip, (2) Postcard (3.5 x 5 inches) photograph to the exam Center on the date of the examination.

The pictures should show only from the chest upwards and should Contain candidate’s name, exam number, status, Center of exams, course of studies and signature on the back.Only successful candidates at the entrance Examination of the NDA will be Subsequently, be invited for the Selection of Armed Forces, after which the list of Accepted candidates will be published.

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NATURE AND DURATION OF TRAINING

Candidates admitted to the NDA for the Regular Course will undergo military and academic training as Official Cadets for a duration of 5 years. Successfully Finishing the training, graduands will earn an honors Degree in a basic discipline (BSc, BEng, BA). They are going to Equally earn a commission in the Armed Forces Nigeria.

ADMINISTRATION

All Regular Course cadets will train in NDA and cost Their administration and logistics shall be borne by the Federal government.

READ ALSO: NDA 67th Regular Course Admission List 2015/2016 Released (See List Of Successful Candidates)

REFERENCE MATERIAL

In response to requests from candidates for Materials, the Academy has offered a Compendium of Questions and answers passed to interested candidates who They can be purchased at the Academy Registry, NDA.

To register now click www.ndaapplications.net

Still not clear! send me your comments below.

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UTME 2016/2017: JAMB Enables Portal For Checking Admission Status | Check Yours Here

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This is to inform prospective candidates and the general public that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) admission status checking portal for the 2016/2017 has been enabled.

READ ALSO: JAMB Issues Deadline For UTME 2016/2017 Admission Into Nigerian Institutions

All the applicants – UTME and Direct Entry – who applied for admission into their school of choice, and participated in the Post UTME Screening exercise are hereby urged to check their admission status on JAMB portal.

Here is how to Check Admission Status on JAMB Portal.

  • Go to http://www.jamb.org.ng/efacility/ to create an account.
  • Login to the e-facility portal after creating an account.
  • Click on “Check Admission Status” tab.
  • Select your ‘Exam Year’ and also supply your ‘JAMB Registration’ number in the appropriate column.
  • Finally, “Check Admission Status” to access your admission details.

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JAMB To Scrap Use Of Scratch Card For UTME As From 2017

JAMB Unveils Portal For Admission Status | Check Yours Here

JAMB Re-Enables Admission Status Checking Portal For 2016 UTME Applicants | Check Yours Here

JAMB Set To Upload Names Of Successful Candidates For 2016/2017 Admission

 

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Why Nigeria May Not Get Out Of Recession In 2017

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The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has hinted that the country might not get out of the recession in 2017, owing to the current economic situation.

READ ALSO: Nigeria May Face Food Scarcity By January 2017 – Presidency Warns

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja, the president of MAN, Frank Jacobs, said there was the need for the government to introduce policies and initiatives to control the economy.

Jacobs further added that the federal government ought to initiate steps to shore up the manufacturing sector by ensuring that the concessionary Forex allocation to the sector was effectively implemented.

READ ALSO: Bag Of Rice May Sell For N40,000 In December – Minister

He said that interest rates needed to be reduced to not more than five per cent and more development banks should be established to provide long-term funding for manufacturers to encourage more investment.

He said: “One cannot say for sure that the recession will be over in 2017.”

“Manufacturers are now patronising the parallel market for their Forex requirements but this is at a very high exchange rate.

” Unfortunately, after production, consumers may not be able to purchase such products, which may lead to the closure of some of the factories.

“I have not seen anything to suggest that, at least not from the perspectives of the manufacturing sector.”

Economic experts had in recent times predicted that 2017 would be tougher than 2016, with the economy not recovering until 2018.

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I Enjoyed My Wife For Only Two Weeks – Man Tells Court

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A Grade 1 Area court in Nassarawa State on Wednesday heard the complaints of one Mr. Echele Idah, who demanded N200,000 compensation from his former wife, Gloria, stating that he only ‘enjoyed’ her for two weeks.

According to Idah, they got married in 2013 and only spent two weeks together before she left to an unknown destination.

The aggrieved man presented evidence of payments for the traditional marriage rites, as he demanded his ex-wife paid him N200,000, as compensation for all the troubles he went through.

“Apart from other minor expenses, I paid N300,000 into Ecobank and N70,000 into GTBank for her father and mother’s traditional rites respectively as requested by them.”

“Also, N119,000 was paid to The Young Shall Grow Motors, Mararaba to convey both my family and that of Gloria to Isi Ala Ngwa, Abia State, Gloria’s home town.

“After many months of her disappearance, she called to tell me that she was now married to another man. I reported the matter severally to her parents, but what I got was a threat, that I should find their daughter.”

“Before she divorced me, I made several efforts to locate her but to no avail. I spoke with one Mr. Matthew, who claimed to be her husband, through her phone. I demand a compensation of N200,000 for frustrating my efforts and all the troubles and money I spent in search of her.” Mr Idah told the court.

However, counsel to the respondent, Mr. Anayo Lebechi, objected to all the evidence brought by Idah, adding that he only paid N10,000

The couple legally divorced in August 2016.

The judge, Albert Maga adjourned the case for further hearing.

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EFCC Have Begun Investigating MMM

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have announced that it has opened an investigation into the Mavrodi Mondial Movement (MMM) investment scheme.

This comes after the House of Representatives issued an order for the EFCC to shut down the scheme and arrest its agents.

The Public Relations Officer of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, speaking to journalists on Wednesday said, “We can only arrest people based on the evidence that we have. The House made a resolution but the resolution is a public announcement. We have always been advising people not to patronize wonder banks because experience over time has shown that their activities are not sustainable.”

“If you get involved in it, you will eventually get hurt. What we are currently doing is to sensitize people. We know people want to make quick money as a result of recession through this MMM. The unfortunate thing about this MMM is that it is not a Nigerian firm but we are looking at and we will still tell the media whatever we find out,” Uwujaren stated.

The Central Bank  of Nigeria has warned Nigerians to desist from investing in the scheme, branding it a Ponzi Scheme.

 

 

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17-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide After Failed Relationship

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A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Surulere, Lagos ‎on Wednesday granted N300,000 bail to one Emeka Ajezu for allegedly causing the death of his girlfriend, who committed suicide after he ended the relationship.

The 33-year-old Ajezu, a resident of Monkey Village, Maza-Maza, Lagos, had pleaded not guilty to a charge of “causing death by negligence.”

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande, told the court that Ajezu was dating ‎17-year-old Chisome Ekwere, and got her pregnant. “When she became pregnant for him, Ajezu refused to take responsibility for the pregnancy because he was planning to get married to another woman. Late Ekwere’s elder sister took her to the house of the accused and she started living ‎with him while still pregnant.”

According to him, the accused allegedly told the deceased girl that he was going to the village for his wedding ceremony with another woman.

He added that the deceased girl left behind a suicide note that indicated that she drank sniper insecticide because she was heartbroken by Ajezu’s behaviour.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Sections 227 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.

The case was adjourned until Dec. 20.

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BREAKING: Former Governor Orji Kalu Joins APC

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Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, has resigned his membership of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) and formally joined the All Progressives congress (APC).

The Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee of the party received Kalu on Wednesday at the National Secretariat.

Speaking to the ruling party, the ex governor said he has finally yielded to pressures from his friends and well wishers to contribute his quota to building the party in Nigeria especially in the South East.

PPA was founded by Kalu in 2006 and had produced T. A. Orji and Ikedi Ohakim as Governors of Abia and Imo States respectively in the 2007 elections

More details to be added as the story develops…

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VIDEO: Phyno – Abulo

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The Playmaker, Phyno, has released the official video to the 2nd track – Abulo off his latest album.

The uber-talented rapper gives you a feel of his street-side in the video for Abulo that was shot by video director extra-ordinare Clarence Peters.

Shot completely in gray tones with flashes of colour reminiscent of ‘Alobam’.

This Igbo raphead still delivers when its necessary to do so.

Phyno will be “Shutting Down the Cathedral” come the 20th of November in Enugu, so enjoy this video even as you anticipate “Phyno Fest”.

ENJOY!

Watch the latest video from the playmaker

Download/Stream the full album here

You can also read the full review of the album: Phyno – The Playmaker

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The Dubai Tourism Grand Premiere Of ‘The Wedding Party’ Is Sold Out!!!

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Seats at the Dubai Tourism Grand Premiere of ‘The Wedding Party’, an ELFIKE FILM COLLECTIVE movie, directed by Kemi Adetiba, are completely sold out!

The star-studded event will feature the cast of the movie, including Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ireti Doyle and Sola Sobowale.

The much-talked-about premiere is undoubtedly the most sought-after invitation of 2016. It promises to be an unforgettable evening, with a line-up of exciting activities at the Bridal Court, Love Zone and Gourmet Board, before guests watch the film in a custom-built theatre.

There will be a gifting lounge, hosted by Santa Claus, after which guests can move to the Honeymoon Bay for the after-party. During the evening, there will be a raffle draw with lots of fabulous prizes to be won.

The ELFIKE film collective is a collaboration of Africa’s leading film powerhouses: EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios, respectively. They bring together years of experience and a wealth of creative resources, to make Nigerian movies with high production values and global appeal.

Dubai Tourism leads a collection of premium sponsors, including Airtel, Diageo, Bank of Industry, Access Bank, Bollinger and Amstel Malta, amongst others.

The Grand Premiere of The Wedding Party will take place on the 26th of November at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

For more information, like the official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TheWeddingPartyMovie and visit www.theweddingpartymovies.com.

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Odontol: 21 Feared Dead, 22 In Hospital After Consuming Local Gin

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At least 21 persons have been feared dead with 22 others in the hospital after consuming ‘Odontol’, a locally produced alcoholic drink that can often be toxic in Cameroon, state radio said on Tuesday.

According to CRTV, the 22 other persons have been rushed to the hospital in the eastern town of Abong-Bang.

 “When I see you (my) eyes start turning,” Angeline, one of those hospitalised in Abong-Bang and who had consumed just “two glasses” of odontol, told CRTVC.

It was gathered that 18 people died in the commune of Mindourou while three others in Abong-Bang after consuming “the cursed drink called odontol“.

Women were also said to be victims of the local gin ‘carnage’.

Following the causalities recorded, the authorities in the affected areas of eastern Cameroon banned the production and sale of the drink.

Odontol is produced from palm wine, sugar and tree bark and sold outside of traditional shops at a low price. The alcohol content varies, and it can often be powerful.

AFP

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Arik Air Announces Reduction Of Flights Over Scarcity Of Aviation Fuel

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Arik Air announced on Wednesday that they would be reducing their amount of flights due to the lingering scarcity of aviation fuel, JET A1.

The announcement was made through a statement by the airline’s Communications Manager, Mr. Ola Adebanji, in Lagos. According to the airline, the scarcity of aviation fuel started manifesting last week when major oil marketers began to ration supply of the product to airlines.

It said, “With a daily fuel need of about 500,000 litres and an average of over 100 daily flights, Arik Air is mostly affected by this scarcity which is the fourth this year alone.”

“One of the airline’s flights to Johannesburg on Tuesday had to be routed via Port Harcourt to pick up fuel. As a result of the worsening supply situation of aviation fuel, Arik Air has announced further reduction in flights from Nov. 16 to cope with the fresh scarcity.’’

The airline said that this reduction will reduce unpleasant flight delays and cancellations which passengers have experienced in recent times. It said that an oil marketer issued a notice to Airmen on Saturday, alerting of non-availability of the product in Lagos. They added that another marketer also said it was running out of the product in Lagos with limited supplies in Port Harcourt and Abuja.

“This development has started taking its toll on Arik Air due to the airline’s large scale operations, with flights being delayed across the country and, in some cases, cancelled especially for airports without airfield lighting.” Mr Oyebanji said.

He appealed on behalf of the airline for the understanding of its customers whose flights were likely to be affected by the scarcity and scaling down of operations saying that Arik would notify passengers through SMS or email messages in situation where flights would be delayed or cancelled due to the scarcity.

The Minister of State for Aviation, Capt. Hadi Sirika, had at the weekend, assured stakeholders in the sector that the government was making efforts to address the scarcity. Capt. Sirika said that the long-term target of the government was to ensure local production of aviation fuel to make the product easily available for airline operators.

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Akwa Ibom State Govt Demands N133m Refund From Brazil Legend Pele

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The Akwa Ibom State Government is demanding that Brazilian football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, refunds a $300,000 (more than N135 million) appearance fee paid him after he failed to grace the opening of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo about two years ago.

The 30,000-capacity stadium, which at the weekend played host to Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria, was opened by the then Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, on November 7, 2014, with the King of Football Pele billed to appear at the elaborate event.

It was learnt that the iconic Brazilian did not grace the occasion even after his agents received a $300,000 payment.

The rationale behind is absence, it was gathered, was because of a shift in dates for the opening of the multi-million dollar sporting edifice nicknamed ‘The Nest of Champions’.

AfricanFootball quoted a top source in state as saying that the government has since been demanding that the appearance fee be refunded and so far their efforts have come to void.

“The Akwa Ibom Government wants the cash back, but so far all efforts have proved abortive,” the source said.

“The government want all the $300,000, but some experts in the business have advised they should angle for a part of this sum.

“Pele’s people have continued to insist they were not the ones who breached the agreement and so they could not be liable.

“And that by the time a new date for the opening of the stadium was fixed, their client was committed to another engagement.”

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Police Foil Attempt To Kidnap Oil Tycoon Femi Otedola

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The Nigerian Police Force has foiled the attempted kidnap of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola.

The police in a statement issued by the Force Public Relation Officer, DCP Donald Awunah, on Wednesday said the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) accomplished the task when it arrested a three-man kidnap gang on the 23rd June 2016.

 

Femi Otedola

 

According to him, the arrest was said to have been achieved through coordinated intelligence gathering and deployment of technical investigative tools that spanned several weeks.

The principal suspect, Ikechukwu Daniel, a 28 year old indigene of Imo State, the mastermind of the gang, was rusticated from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, due to his cult related activities on campus between 2009 and 2010. Daniel also doubles as the I.T guru of the kidnap gang, with mastery of Computer applications, as he made damning revelations of their criminal exploits in the south west of the country.

Another member of the gang, 29 year old Adeyemi Kayode, a serving officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and a native of Ojoo in Ibadan, Oyo State. He serves as a Personal Assistant to the Commandant, NSCDC Oyo State Command, a position which the Police believe he took undue advantage of, to obtain the GSM number and location of Femi Otedola. He also came up with the plan on how to kidnap the businessman and demand a ransome of one billion naira.

 

Femi Otedola

 

The third suspect, Ayodele Temitayo, a native of Oyo State as well, is the marksman and armorer of the gang. He was dismissed from 213 Battalion Maiduguri of Nigeria Army, as a Private in 2015. All the suspects have confessed that they had successfully carried out several high profile kidnappings, while two AK-47 rifles loaded with ammunition were recovered from them.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim K. Idris restated the commitment of the police to clamp down on all criminal activities across the country as efforts are currently being intensified to apprehend other members of the gang and extend investigation to their other criminal enterprise.

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Man Beats Wife To Coma For Investing Family Savings In MMM

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A man has pounced on his wife to coma for allegedly investing the family’s saving in the controversial money doubling scheme [Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox], better known as MMM.

READ ALSO: EFCC Places MMM Operations Under Surveillance

The housewife, simply identified as Mrs. Ogenyi, was beaten to stupor by her furious husband after she admitted to ‘breaking the family’s saving box and investing the money into MMM.’

According to Daily Post, trouble was stirred on Sunday afternoon, at their residence at Balogun Street, Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos after the husband returned from a trip to his hometown in Benue and discovered that the family saving box was missing.

READ ALSO: ‘MMM Is A Fraud, Don’t Patronize It’ – CBN Warns Nigerians

Upon inquiry from his son, Oche, the father was told that his wife went out with her friend around 4pm and had not returned.

The husband, a driver with one of the commercial transport companies, later found the box in the wardrobe but it was broken with all he had kept gone.

READ ALSO: MMM Issues Important Information To Participants As CBN Intensifies Crackdown

A source who witnessed the incident revealed that after a while, the woman was rattled by his arrival as she was not expecting to see him at home until month end due to the nature of his job.

The source, a co-tenant further revealed that the husband inquired to know who broke the saving box but the wife could not give him any satisfactory answer.

“When the husband threatened to beat the wife if she fails to tell him who broke the box, she accepted breaking the box and investing the money into MMM. She thought she could get 30 per cent of her income and replace the money before the husband could return,” the source said.

According to the source, the husband had saved the money, over N86, 000, for their new accommodation.

Apparently peeved by her action, the man pounced on his wife, beating her blue black.

READ ALSO: Reps Wants Promoters Of MMM Arrested In Epic Crackdown

All her efforts to explain to the husband that the money would yield income in the next 30 days fell on deaf ears as the husband insisted she must cough out the money before morning.

In an attempt to empty his anger on her, the man locked the door of their one room apartment to prevent sympathisers from rescuing the helpless woman. He eventually hit her with breakable plate and she collapsed.

The source said on realizing his wife was unconscious, he quickly ran out of the room, living the woman and their three-year-old son and fled to unknown destination.

CLICK HERE: To See Nigerians Reaction As FG Prepares To Shut Down MMM, Other Wonder Banks

It was the prompt intervention of the neighbours that made it possible for her to be taken to the hospital even as battles for survival.

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Man Tries To Separate Fighting Neighbors, Gets Stabbed To Death

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Lagos State Police are on the look out for two neighbors, identified only as Muhammed and Samuel, who stabbed a man to death during a quarrel in the Somolu area of the state.

According to reports, the victim, one Christian Ugbaka, was stabbed in the chest as he was trying to settle the fight between Muhammed and Samuel. The 25-year-old Ugbaka, was visiting a friend in the house at about 10pm last Tuesday, when he met Muhammed and Samuel arguing over Muhammed’s girlfriend, identified simply as Sahadatu.

He reportedly attempted to settle the fight, but was killed during the altercation. The suspects subsequently fled the area. The girlfriend, Sahadatu reported the matter to the Pedro Police Division, while the operatives took Ugbaka’s corpse to a morgue.

A police source said  “It was the girlfriend, Sahadatu, who came to the police station to report that her lover, Muhammed, had stabbed a peacemaker to death.”

“On that evening, the occupants were sitting together in front of the house. Sahadatu’s younger sister, Aishat, was also with them. Samuel was said to have had an argument with Sahadatu, during which Samuel slapped Aishat and Sahadatu.

“Mohammed, the boyfriend, was angry and queried Samuel for harassing his girlfriend and her younger sister. It resulted in a scuffle. It was the victim, Ugbaka, who came in at the moment and tried to separate the two men. But suddenly, one of the men brought out a dagger and mistakenly stabbed Ugbaka in the chest. We believed that Muhammed inflicted the injuries because the dagger belonged to him.”

A resident of the area said Muhammed and Samuel fled the house since the day of the incident.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the case had been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Intelligence and Investigation. “The man’s corpse was deposited at the morgue of the Lagos Mainland Hospital, Yaba, for autopsy. The case had been transferred to the Homicide Section of the SCIID for further investigation.” She said.

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“Atiku Is Being Haunted By His Corrupt Demons” – Governor El-Rufai

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No less than a day after a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, made clear his view in the Halliburton scandal, the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, said that “Atiku is being haunted by the demons of corruption.”

El-Rufai, while dragging Atiku into the scandal that consumed American congressman, William Jefferson, who bagged a jail term in the United States of America, dared him to step his foot on the soil of the American country.

READ ALSO: Atiku Abubakar : Obasanjo Wanted Life Presidency, Not A Third Term

In a statement issued by him with the title, “Atiku haunted by his corrupt demons,” El-Rufai accused the ex vice-president of wiring $40m to the US – challenging him to clean up his corruption credentials.

“Can Alhaji Atiku explain the findings in the report of the United States Senate Permanent Sub-Committee on Investigations which detailed a pattern of wire transfers of more than USD 40m from offshore companies like Siemens into bank accounts controlled by him and one of his wives?” he questioned.

The Kaduna state governor also slammed Atiku for spewing out lies and innuendos in an attempt to rejuvenate his image – in the wake of his vaunting ambition to become the President of Nigeria.

His words: “This statement is issued in response to the latest falsehoods emerging from Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. He has a record of spewing outright lies and innuendos against my person. As we struggle to build a law-abiding society and secure progressive outcomes for our people, we cannot allow the triumph on these shores of those who will have us move to a post-factual world.

“Not even from a man as practised as Alhaji Atiku is in the dark arts of damaging other people through a campaign of lies from him and his media machine. Therefore, I am constrained to provide a response to the fake news and irresponsible revision of recent history by Alhaji Atiku.

“The report detailing the US Senate findings is online. Alhaji Atiku should tell a better tale of why he is avoiding the United States of America.

“I never had anything to do with the incorporation of Transcorp. Those that established that company like Festus Odimegwu, Tony Elumelu, Otunba Lawal Solarin and Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke are still around and alive. As such, I could not have, and did not offer Alhaji Atiku any shares in Transcorp. I declined the shares that were offered me. Having done that, how could I have offered anyone shares?”

In an interview Atiku granted to a quarterly magazine published by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Zero Tolerance, the former vice-president accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of scheming to make himself life president.

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Amnesty: 22,430 Cultists Surrender In Rivers State

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About 22,430 cultists and militants renounced cultism and embraced the amnesty offer of the Rivers state government instituted on Tuesday, the State Amnesty Programme Committee said.

As a result of this, the state Governor, Nyesom Wike, announced the disbandment of all armed vigilante groups in the state and directed security agencies to profile members to ensure they did not belong to cult groups.

READ ALSO: Hundreds Of Boko Haram Militants Surrender In Chad

Wike made the announcement during the submission of the report of the Rivers State Amnesty Programme by the Chairman of the committee, Hon. Kenneth Chinda in Port Harcourt.

The governor further stated that due to the fact that 911 assorted arms, 7661 assorted ammunitions and 147 explosives were surrendered made the programme a success and the state relatively peaceful.

To show that Government is serious, I hereby disband all vigilante committees in the various communities.

I direct the security agencies to make sure that we don’t have such committees except they profile their members to prove that they don’t belong to any cult group.

Initially, people felt it was a political game. I thank God Almighty that we have proved our critics wrong that we are serious to ensure the security of lives and property in the state, he said.

He assured all the repentant cultists and kidnappers that they would be duly rehabilitated and made to become useful to the society.

Speaking further, he said: “For those we have given the opportunity, but they refused to embrace amnesty, I direct the security agencies to go after them. The time for amnesty is over and we are going to take the war to them.

“Since we have given you the opportunity and you have refused to surrender, you have become enemies of the state and the state will fight to the last to make sure that criminality is reduced to the barest minimum, so that investors will continue to have confidence to invest their funds in this state.

“I wish to tell politicians that you must not politicise crime. If anybody is involved in crime, we must not reduce it to party politics. When somebody is a cultist, don’t say that that person belongs to party A; that is not fair. We have to fight crime. We have to join hands to bring lasting peace to this state.”

“We did not exchange money for the return of arms. It was voluntary. We said, return your arms and denounce any cult group you belong to and we will give you amnesty. All those who have not gone back to crime, be rest assured that nobody will arrest you. But if by tomorrow, you return to crime, know that amnesty does not cover you.”

Giving a breakdown of the repentant cultists, Chinda, who is also Wike’s Special Adviser on Amnesty, said 6,985 were of the Icelanders cult group while Greenlanders were 942, Degbam 4,329, Dewell 635 and others 9,539.

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Review: Falz & Simi – Chemistry EP

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Falz & Simi brought sexy back to comedy when he appeared as a guest on the video to her hit single Jamb Question. Figuring that they had something good, they went ahead to capture lightning in a bottle with their next duet, Soldier, a project that breathed new life to the visual form but ended famously with a promise of more goodness to come. Chemistry, jointly released by Falz’s Bahd Guy records and Simi’s X3M is a culmination of all that good natured flirting and teasing.

The release of Chemistry the EP was preceded by publicity stills capturing the themes reflected in the seven songs that make up the disc. Obvious title and brevity aside, Chemistry is a very enjoyable disc from start to finish. Falz and Simi’s connection isn’t one that feels forced or strategic even when their joint project is a commercial one, meant to capitalize on the are- they-or aren’t-they? dynamic that their relationship constantly elicits.

Chemistry opens with a burst of sass with Foreign, a comic send up of the overreaching Nigerian suffering from a bad case of inferiority complex. It is also an apt choice for an opener as it reflects the early days of a potential romantic relationship where both parties struggle to outdo the other in a bid to make a bigger impression.

Falz retreats to his always winning Brother Taju character, complete with dodgy accent and bad English and scares up the goodies. He boasts, Why will you give me pounded yam, it’s for razz men?/Are you guys not having lasagne?/Then I can wash it down with champagne but meets his match in Simi who opens her campaign with Ewa Agoyin is not my type oh I’m into Burger/And if you check my bank I’m into Dollar.

READ: The Social Science Behind Falz and Simi’s Chemistry

By the time they come around to the next track, Want you, both pretenders have dropped most of their fake phonetics but they carry along their propensity for bragging. Falz raps then sings, Simi sings, then raps and they both bump and grind to the delicious, sticky sweet sounds of producer Sess.

On Show you pepper, the honeymoon is over and the lovebirds have begun to level accusations of infidelity while detailing the worst possible ways to hurt the other. It is sad stuff but Falz and Simi manage to make even this dark cloud easy listening material.

The ill-advised pandering to Afrobeat and Juju culture, Cinderella and Shake your body are the disc’s biggest flaws. They may induce some head nodding but they are undeniable filler entries, a draw back for a disc composed of only seven songs. Shake your body starts out promising but fails to build up to anything interesting beyond a deployment of talking drums and traditional instruments.

The title track ‘Chemistry’ makes an excellent case for the thrill and acceptance of two lovebirds deciding that fighting their feelings is an exercise in futility and the disc’s final cut, Enough is a potent love song that expresses the power of love simply but powerfully. Simi sings, Even when your head no wan correct, even when your pepper no dey rest/I hope say you no go forget/ Baby you’re enough for me. 

Surely the audio disc represents only one part of the project. The disc, promising as it is, still leaves you with an incomplete feeling, a thirst that can only be slated by a full complement of videos to fully bring the stories to life. It is indeed a surprise that the project wasn’t released as a visual album as it practically screams to be adapted visually, to continue from where Soldier left off.

Only when Chemistry fulfills this promise can it assume more significance and is unlikely to just be consigned to history as that record where Falz and Simi finally appeared topless on the cover.

Falz & Simi – Chemistry

Falz & Simi – Chemistry

Chemistry EP is available on all streaming platforms local and international.

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Green – “I’m One Of The Best Players In The NBA”

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The only thing Draymond Green is missing in the first 10 games of the NBA season is his points.

Even with the addition of seven-time All-star Kevin Durant, the power forward leads the Warriors in rebounds (10.1), assists (7.1), steals (2.3) and blocks (1.6). Proving he is still a legitimate All-star.

He’s averaging 10.9 points per game, which is his lowest since his second NBA season, when he was a reserve.

The team distributes a tangible amount of shots to Durant (27.7 points per game), Stephen Curry (27.2 PPG) and Klay Thompson (18.8 PPG). But Green explained to ESPN that scoring isn’t about being sacrificial on this squad; it’s about being smart.

“I do turn down some shots, but I think that’s just basketball knowledge,” Green said to ESPN. “If I’m open and KD’s open, if you’re smart, you throw the ball to KD and let him shoot it. If I’m open and Steph’s open, if you have any type of sense, you throw the ball to him and let him shoot it. If I’m open and Klay is open, if you have any brainpower, you’ll throw the ball to him and let him shoot it. So that’s just the way I play the game of basketball.”

“I think I’m one of the best players in the NBA,” Green said to ESPN. “Am I going to go out and score 30 every night? Absolutely not. But I didn’t say I was one of the best scorers. I think I’m one of the best players, and I think anybody should believe that. I think if you don’t believe that, you’re failing yourself, and you’re not allowing yourself to be that … But I don’t say that in a sense of, ‘Oh, I’m one of the best. I’m better than Steph, I’m better than KD.’ Like, that isn’t me. When I just look at the game, that’s how I feel.

“But the things that I do are more self-gratifying than anything. I don’t do something to say, ‘Man, I wonder if they saw that screen I just set. I wonder if they saw what I just did to help him get that bucket.’ I don’t do that, but I’ll run down the court feeling amazing about it. That’s just kind of how I am.”

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ICYMI: Gerrard To Leave LA Galaxy

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Steven Gerrard announced he’ll be leaving MLS club LA Galaxy. And the ex-Liverpool and England skipper stated he has options on and off the pitch.

The 36-year-old veteran midfielder joined Galaxy in 2015 and scored five goals in 34 appearances. His contract expires next month.

“It’s certainly not the end of me in football terms,” said Gerrard, who has been linked with Newcastle and Celtic.

“I’m going home to spend time with family and decide the best challenge.”

He added: “I’ve got options on the pitch, off the pitch and I’ve got a bit of thinking to do over the next two, three weeks.”

Galaxy were beaten on penalties by Colorado Rapids in the MLS Cup play-offs on 6 November and Gerrard admitted he was disappointed at not fulfilling his “objective” of helping Bruce Arena’s side win the trophy.

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Darmian In The Dark As To Why Mourinho Does Not Pick Him

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Manchester United defender, Matteo Darmian has no inkling as to why Mourinho will not select him for matches, despite his decision to fight for the club.

The Italian has been lucky enough to feature in United’s last three games, due to injuries sustained by Antonio Valencia, Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling. Prior to that he had not made a PL start all season before the stalemate against Burnley last month.

With Valencia still put injured due to a broken arm, Darmian could be picked to feature against Arsenal, however, Mourinho played Ashley Young in the right-back position, Darmian favours in the match against Swansea.

When asked to explain his limited game time, Darmian told Rai Sport: “I don’t know why, that’s a difficult question to answer.

“The coach has to make his decisions and we players have to accept them. I always worked hard and gave my best when called upon and I’ll continue to do that.

“I certainly don’t lack determination and that is fundamental, especially during a period where you don’t play as much.

“From the first day I have put myself at the disposal of the team and tried to prove myself to the coach.”

Probed on reports linking him to Inter, Darmian said: “I don’t know, it’s early to talk about the transfer market. Tomorrow I return to Manchester and we have an important match against Arsenal, one everyone wants to play in.”

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Low Impressed With Germany’s Display Against Italy

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Germany head coach, Joachim Low was impressed with the performance of his side against Italy, saying they’ll learn from the “intense tactical battle”.

Both teams could not find the net, as the international friendly ended in a goalless stalemate. Andrea Belotti struck the post for Italy and a Kevin Volland goal was ruled out as offside.

Speaking to reporters afterwards, Low was happy with what he saw from his experimental team as Germany kept a sixth successive clean sheet.

“It was an intense tactical battle. We can take a lot of insight from today’s game,” Low said.

“We were good going forward in the first half in particular, although we dropped off a little after the break. Italy stepped up the pressure and we played less well.

“The young players gain crucial experience by playing in front of a crowd like that. The performance and the way these players reacted were more important than the result.

“We can be happy with our trip to Italy, much like our run of six consecutive clean sheets. Our overall record in 2016 is a good one.

“We want to dominate our World Cup qualifying campaign and avoid dropping off, something we failed to do in the build-up to Euro 2016.”

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MUSIC: Mr Kamera ft. Bryan K – Pamusika

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After producing for an array of world class artists like Ice Prince, Yemi Alade, Endia, DJ Maphorisa, Ma-E, L-Tido and many more, the ever so talented super producer – Mr Kamera, from Zimbabwe has now released his own HIT track titled “Pamusika” featuring Bryan K from Zimbabwe.

The track was also produced by Mr Kamera. Enjoy this fusion of afrobeat and Spanish music.

ENJOY!


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How Boko Haram Gunned Down Another Lieutenant Colonel In Ambush

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Militants of terror group Boko Haram have killed another senior officer of the Nigerian Army officer in an ambush, army sources said on Tuesday.

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Investigations revealed that the officer, identified as B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel and commanding officer of 114 TF battalion of the Nigerian Army, was killed between Bita and Piridang, in the early hours of Tuesday, while leading his troops from Gwoza to Yola, the capital of Adamawa state.

 “His vehicle stepped on an improvised explosive device, but he was not hurt,” a source told Premium Times.

“He came out to assess the damage on the vehicle and Boko Haram opened fire and killed him in the process.”

The troops also returned fire and killed an unspecified number of the terrorists.

At least eight other soldiers were injured and evacuated to Michika, Adamawa State, for treatment.

Mr. Umar, who recently took over the command of the 114 battalion about three weeks ago, was a member of the 48 Regular Course in the Nigeria Defence Academy, NDA.

The killing of Mr. Umar is coming barely a week after another Lieutenant Colonel, Muhammed Abu-Ali, and his troops were killed in another ambush by Boko Haram.

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