ASUU Warns Striking Unions – NASU, SSANU And NAAT – Against Intimidating Its Members

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has called on the non-teaching labour unions of universities not to harass or intimidate its members.

The National President of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi, a professor, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos.

Mr. Ogunyemi was speaking against the backdrop of the recent protest embarked upon by the three non-teaching labour unions of the University of Lagos, which resulted in the harassment of his colleagues.

The striking unions comprises of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).

The NAN reports that the unions under the aegis of the Joint Actions Committee (JAC) are currently on what they had described as ‘total, comprehensive and indefinite’ strike.

Mr. Ogunyemi said that it had come to the notice of the union that some of his members were attacked and injured by members of the striking unions at the University of Lagos on Monday while going about their duties lawfully to further press home their demands.

He warned that union would not take it lightly adding that already, a warning signal had been sent to their striking counterparts.

“We have asked the Vice Chancellors of our universities to tackle any such action and bring to book, all those involved in such violent conduct.

“They must be able to apprehend persons who want to truncate efforts of lecturers from discharging their duties lawfully.

 “The Vice Chancellors are the chief security officers of these institutions and by that status, must be able to tell workers the limit of their activities within the confines of the university, at any given point in time

“No one is stopping them from prosecuting their struggle, as far as they are not preventing lawful activities of other workers particularly ASUU members.

“Hence, we will like to warn that the union, henceforth will not take it lightly if they should cause any further harm to any of our members whether in the university of Lagos or any other ones at that,” the ASUU boss said.

Meanwhile the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, a professor, in an interview, also told NAN that there was no stopping the institution in its quest to improve academic standards.

Mr. Ogundipe said that the university was re-positioning and re-branding the university, as well as moving forward in the area of academics, research and innovation.

“What happened on Monday, January 8, when we resumed academic activities for the session, was really unfortunate as it was sad, that the striking non-academic staff members could go to that extent.

“After that demonstration on campus on that said day, we had told them at a meeting with management that they did not need to destroy the structure nor get law abiding persons injured.
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“I told them that there is need to maintain peace because the strike was national and not a local one,” Mr. Ogundipe said.

The vice chancellor said that it was unfortunate that the amount of money (earned allowance) given to the University of Lagos, (N23 million) was insufficient.

“We need to maintain peace on campus and we do not need to destroy the structure we have because of our needs.

We must remember that definitely these needs would be met and eventually when they are met, we may not have any structure to fall back on.

 “We need to conduct ourselves properly and maintain peace at all times. Our students have resumed, and I have been to all the faculties and discovered that lectures are ongoing, full blast.

“Other academic activities such as students’ registration is also in progress as already, one of the faculties have registered over 600 students.

“In the Faculty of Law, out of the 250 or thereabout admitted, over 60 per cent have been registered.

“So, in a nut shell, I will like to say we have sympathy for the striking workers but they must not resort to destroying structures that are on ground,” he said.

Mr. Ogundipe further pleaded with the striking workers to as much as possible go about the strike the way the national body had directed that it should go.

“Their national body directed that they should withdraw their services but did not direct that they should attack anybody,” he said.

NAN reports that the unions were protesting among other issues, the sharing formula of the N23 billion, given by the federal government to its universities as part of the earned allowances and arrears of workers.

The Federal government was said to have released the fund to ASUU to share among the staff cut across.

The amount is part of the N220 billion pledged by the federal government to the universities as an integral part of resolutions reached to address the last strike.

However, the sharing formula did not go down well with the non-teaching staff of the universities who called for fair sharing and as a result, they embarked on the current ongoing strike nationwide which took effect in December 2017.

(NAN)

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Scores Killed, Injured In Fresh Attacks On Kaduna Communities

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No less than 10 persons have been feared killed with many others sustaining severe injuries in new attacks on two communities in Kaduna State, a credible online newspaper said on Saturday.

Premium Times gathered that properties were also looted and houses razed during the predawn attacks which occurred in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, about 125 kilometres west of Kaduna town.

It is understood that the attacks bore the marks of killer herdsmen.

Speaking on the incident, an eyewitness said; “the herdsmen entered the villages between Friday night and early Saturday morning and killed about 10 people.”

Confirming the attacks when contacted, the Kaduna State police commissioner, Agyole Abeh agreed that the communities were attacked but said only four were killed and five injured.

“We have since deployed ‘Operation Dofaji’ and other police components to the area,” Mr. Abeh said.

Witnesses disclosed that the armed intruders stormed the village of Dangaji around 8:00 p.m. Friday, killing many and leaving several injured.

Another attack in a nearby community of Unguwar Gajere was also hit in a predawn assault by the unidentified suspects, who are still at large at the time of filing this report on Saturday evening.

It was in Unguwar Gajere, which falls under Kutemeshi District, that the attackers killed 10 people on Saturday morning, witnesses said.

It was not immediately clear why the attackers struck in the two villages.

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Lagos Bans Wheel Barrow Operators, Cart Pushers From Operating On Its Streets

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The Lagos State Government on Saturday announced a total ban on the operations of cart pushers and wheel barrow operators in the State, saying that their activities were inimical to the environmental cleanliness in the State.

In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tunji Bello, the State Government said that with the flag off of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), the continuous activities of cart pushers will pose a threat to the success of the initiative.

Bello said that investigations had also revealed that the cart pushers are responsible for most of the illegal dumping of waste in canals and road medians at night which causes flooding, adding that aside constituting environmental nuisance, they were also traces of security threats.

“What the State Government has discovered is that these set of people use the night to perpetrate all sorts of dastardly acts. They dump refuse indiscriminately on the median of major roads and highways. They also pose serious security threats because they use those carts to hide arms and ammunitions and hide under the guise of carrying refuse to rob unsuspecting residents”, the SSG said.

He said the State Government has finalised plans to ensure that the CLI would cover every area of the State and ensure that refuse are well packed and collected, urging residents to desist from patronising them or risk prosecution.

“The State Government has declared zero tolerance for the activities of cart pushers and wheel barrow operators. Security agencies in the State have been directed to ensure that those found still operating are arrested and prosecuted according to the State Environmental Laws.”

“The law also applies to residents who patronise cart pushers. It is an offence and the State Government would not hesitate to enforce the law to put a stop to such practice,” Bello said.

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Wizkid, Davido, Don Jazzy Made Forbes’ Top 10 List Of Richest Musicians In Africa (SEE FULL LIST)

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No doubt, African musicians have recorded huge success from their music craft. Success in form of “Good Name”, “Fame” and most essentially, “Money”.

Meanwhile, American top business magazine, Forbes Magazine has released a list of top 10 richest African musician. The list featured Nigerian artistes like Davido, Wizkid, Don Jazzy and other artistes from other African countries.

The list was compiled considering factors like endorsement, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, influence and others.

Below is Forbes’ list of op 10 richest African musicians;

1. AKON

With over 35 million albums sold all over the world, Akon has won numerous awards including five Grammy Award nominations and has 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt. He tops the list according to Forbes Africa.

2. BLACK COFFEE, SOUTH AFRICA

He is a multi-award-winning artist’s with real name. Nkosinathi Maphumulo. He was born in South Africa’s house music province, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and raised in the Eastern Cape province, where Nelson Mandela hailed from, before moving back to KZN to study music. So far his music journey has been financially smooth and he’s ranked second on the list of Africa’s richest artiste by Forbes.

3. HUGH MASEKELA, SOUTH AFRICA

Third on this list is Hugh who was born in Witbank, east of Johannesburg. He has released more than 43 albums and performed with Marvin Gaye, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Miriam Makeba.

4. DON JAZZY, NIGERIA

Don Jazzy is ranked fourth richest in Africa and also first in Nigeria. Like many artists, his real name is Michael Collins Ajereh, and he started playing music as a child in church before moving to the UK to pursue his career.

5. TINASHE, ZIMBABWE-AMERICAN

Tinashe was a child model by the age of three. The twenty-four-year-old sang before she could talk and made her first appearance in 2000 in the film Cora Unashamed. Her voice also starred in the cartoon feature film The Polar Express alongside Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks.

6. JIDENNA, NIGERIAN-AMERICAN

By the age of 10, Jidenna Theodore Mobisson knew he wanted to do music but was afraid to tell his father who wanted him to be an engineer. He is ranked sixth according to Forbes Africa.

7. WIZKID, NIGERIA

From Ojuelegba to the world, Wizkid is arguably the most sort after African artiste all over the world. Grammy Award-winning artist, Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz, vibed to his songs Ojuelegba and Caro, with Keys posting a video on her Instagram account with the caption, “This song makes me happy”.

Kylie Jenner also posted a video of herself dancing to Wizkid’s music on Snapchat. In 2017, Wizkid held a sold out show at the Iconic Royal Albert hall making history as the first African artiste to attain that height. The starboy is currently ranked 7th on Forbes list of richest African artistes.

8. DAVIDO, NIGERIA

Davido has claimed a high status in just five years. He said it was people like P-Square and D’Banj who made him believe this was possible. He became famous for his widely acclaimed 2012 debut album “Omo Baba Olowo”.

The “IF” crooner who recently announced 500 million proceeds from his 30Billion concert is ranked 8th of 2017 Forbes’ list of richest musicians in Africa.

9. SARKODIE, GHANA

Michael Owusu Addo started out as an underground rapper and through the help of Duncan Williams, his former manager, his career was launched. Staying true to his identity, he is a big advocate of Azonto, a Ghanaian genre that is said to have been born out of Kpanlogo, a traditional dance.

His first single off his fourth album, Mewu, sold almost 4,000 copies on the first day of its release in Ghana. He was also the first Ghanaian to win a BET award.

10. OLIVER MTUKUDZI, ZIMBABWE

Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi has 65 albums under his belt, more than the legendary Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. It’s a remarkable career stretching back 41 years with songs that have enlivened parties all over the world. He his ranked 10th richest musician in Africa.

 

 

 

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Daily Roundup: Latest Football News Content Across Europe

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France

Paris Saint-Germain are weighing up a summer move for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante. The Ligue 1 leaders may have one of the best attacking units in world football but there are problems behind them. Antero Henrique, the sporting director, believes Kante would go a long way to solving their issues in the middle of the park. (L’Equipe)

Roma goalkeeper Alisson has emerged as a target for Real Madrid, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain. The Spanish champions are in the market for a new No 1 after failing to land Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao, while Liverpool have lost faith in Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius. PSG, however, feel as though the city of Paris will be enough to tempt the Brazilian shot-stopper to pick them. (Le10Sport)

Saint-Etienne are hopeful of bringing Paul-Georges Ntep back to Ligue 1. The former Rennes man left France last January to join Wolfsburg but has failed to really settle in the Bundesliga. Saint-Etienne have already completed the signing of one former Rennes player in Yann M’Vila and want to add Ntep to their squad. (Kicker)

Spain

Real Madrid wanted to bring Lionel Messi to the club back in 2013 and were prepared to pay his €250m (£222m) release clause. The plan was to meet with the player and his father and discussions would take place in a private jet. Real, however, shifted their attention to Gareth Bale instead. (El Mundo)

Real Madrid went through a rough patch and there was talk that manager Zinedine Zidane was set to be replaced at the end of the season, regardless of what trophies he managed to add to the cabinet. However, the French legend has a special relationship with club president Florentino Perez and has been told he can stay with the club as long as he wants. (Marca)

New Barcelona signing Yerry Mina is the sixth tallest player in La Liga, coming in at 6ft 4ins. The Colombian centre-back passed his medical with the Catalan club on Friday after Barcelona and Palmerias agreed a deal of just over £10m to bring him to the club in January instead of the summer. (Marca)

Germany

RB Leipzig may grant Naby Keita his wish and allow him to move to Liverpool six months ahead of schedule. The midfielder has been pushing for a move to Anfield, even giving up his winter break to put extra training sessions in. The game against Schalke on Saturday evening could be his last in the Bundesliga. (LVZ)

Manchester United target Umaro Embalo is closing in on a move to RB Leipzig after the German club agreed a deal with Benfica to pay €13m (£11.6m) for the 16-year-old. (Kicker)

Italy

Inter Milan are in talks with Atletico Madrid over the potential signing of Nicolas Gaitan. The Argentine playmaker wants to leave La Liga and join Luciano Spalletti revolution at the San Siro. He’s prepared to say his goodbyes this week. (Calciomercato)

Suso could be set for a shock return to Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp looking to bring in players who could fill the void left by Philippe Coutinho’s departure. Suso, previously a Tottenham Hotspur transfer target, would be available for €40m (£35.6m). (Gazzetta dello Sport)

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Klopp: I Rejected United In 2014

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Jurgen Klopp has revealed his decision to reject Manchester United for a chance to replace David Moyes.

The German manager took over from Brendan Rodgers in Liverpool, four months after stepping down from his post at Dortmund.

Klopp left Dortmund at his peak, leading the club to consecutive Bundesliga titles, becoming one of the most sought after coaches.

“Yes, there was interest – Manchester United, yes, they were interested a year or a year and a half before, but it didn’t feel right,” he said.

 

 

“I couldn’t say Man United is not my club, it didn’t feel right.”

“Yes, I’m a football romantic,” he said. “I’m confident but not as confident as other managers, thinking this club will call, that club will call.

“A lot of clubs called and I said ‘No, no chance, I need to make a break now’. Even my wife knew, if Liverpool is calling, I go.

“When Liverpool called, I had no chance. It was actually too early for my plans. I said, ‘Wow, come on!’

 

“But then coming here and feeling the spirit immediately, it was just, for me, a match in heaven.”

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Klopp: I Rejected United In 2014

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Jurgen Klopp has revealed his decision to reject Manchester United for a chance to replace David Moyes.

The German manager took over from Brendan Rodgers in Liverpool, four months after stepping down from his post at Dortmund.

Klopp left Dortmund at his peak, leading the club to consecutive Bundesliga titles, becoming one of the most sought after coaches.

“Yes, there was interest – Manchester United, yes, they were interested a year or a year and a half before, but it didn’t feel right,” he said.

 

 

“I couldn’t say Man United is not my club, it didn’t feel right.”

“Yes, I’m a football romantic,” he said. “I’m confident but not as confident as other managers, thinking this club will call, that club will call.

“A lot of clubs called and I said ‘No, no chance, I need to make a break now’. Even my wife knew, if Liverpool is calling, I go.

“When Liverpool called, I had no chance. It was actually too early for my plans. I said, ‘Wow, come on!’

 

“But then coming here and feeling the spirit immediately, it was just, for me, a match in heaven.”

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Sane: I Snubbed Liverpool For City

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Leroy Sane has revealed he rejected the chance to join Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, for a move to Manchester City.

The attacking winger has made an impact since joining City, scoring six and assisting nine goals so far this season.

Sane joined Manchester City in 2016, joining from Schalke for a fee of £37 million.

The Germany international was courted for his exploits at Schalke and Klopp was also keen on signing him.

“Yes, I was also talking with them,” Sane told The Guardian. “Jurgen was calling me too, talking to me. That was before I joined City.

“He did a good job at [Borussia] Dortmund – I met him when he was there. He’s a good guy, nice guy – honest. He [has] worked well with Liverpool.”

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Sane: I Snubbed Liverpool For City

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Leroy Sane has revealed he rejected the chance to join Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, for a move to Manchester City.

The attacking winger has made an impact since joining City, scoring six and assisting nine goals so far this season.

Sane joined Manchester City in 2016, joining from Schalke for a fee of £37 million.

The Germany international was courted for his exploits at Schalke and Klopp was also keen on signing him.

“Yes, I was also talking with them,” Sane told The Guardian. “Jurgen was calling me too, talking to me. That was before I joined City.

“He did a good job at [Borussia] Dortmund – I met him when he was there. He’s a good guy, nice guy – honest. He [has] worked well with Liverpool.”

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Stephanie Linus Visits The Rescue Ship “Aquarius” In Italy As She Advocates Against Human Trafficking

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It’s another day of Stephanie Linus’ visit to Italy where she is advocating against human trafficking.
In partnership with international medical humanitarian organization – Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and European Organization for the Rescue of Lives in the Mediterranean – SOS Mediterranee, she visited the rescue ship “Aquarius” today.
Her visit was a very productive one. Mrs Linus and her team were given a tour of the ship, and afterwards, discussions on the overall need to educate people on the dangers of being trafficked and integrating the rescued victims back into the society followed.
She also had a press conference with several members of the international media where she spoke about measures that can be used to curb human trafficking.
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Leicester City Complete £4.4m Signing Of Fousseni Diabate From Gazalec Ajaccio

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Leicester have signed Fousseni Diabate from Gazelec Ajaccio on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

Claude Puel’s second signing this month after the announcement of Adrien Silva.

Fousseni Diabate, who plays as a striker but is equally adept on either wing, has scored three goals in 20 games in all competitions this term.

Diabate is the product of Stade Rennais academy youth system and represented Mali in 2016’s Toulon Tournament

The arrival of the Diabate could signal the departure of Nigeria international forward Ahmed Musa, who Puel admitted could be leaving the club in January.

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Barcelona’s Arda Turan Joins Istanbul Basaksehir On A Two-and-a-half-year Loan

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Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has joined Istanbul Basaksehir FK on a two-and-a-half-year loan.

The two-and-a-half-year loan deal still allows Barcelona to sell Turan during that period if a club makes an offer for him.

Turan left Atletico Madrid for the Nou Camp in 2015 and went on to win six domestic trophies during his time in Catalonia.

However, having failed to play a single minute of football for Barca this season, the 30-year-old has moved to Istanbul to kick-start his career.

A Barca club statement read: “FC Barcelona and Istanbul Basaksehir FK agree on a loan deal for the Turkish player for the remainder of the season and two more.

“The Turkish International leaves the Club after two and a half seasons in which he has won everything there is to win domestically with the blaugranes.”

Turan made just 55 appearances for Barça in two-and-a-half years, scoring 15 goals.

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“I Don’t Care” – Lilkesh Finally Reacts To Reekado Banks’ Claim Of Being Better Than Him

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Former YBNL star, Lilkesh popularly known as Mr. YAGI has finally reacted to the viral video of Mavin act, Reekado Banks publicly declaring that he has always been better than him.

The said video had Reekado Banks addressing a crowd of fans at his “Thank You” concert in Ibadan about the next rated brouhaha that surfaced at the Headies Award some years back, the singer said categorically that he is better than Lilkesh.

“The person wey you say better pass me, I Better Pass Him Papa” – Reekado Banks declared.

While speaking with Saturday Beats, Lilkesh admitted to seeing the video rant of his colleague online but just did not have any feelings for what the Mavin singer said.

In his words;

“I saw the video online where Reekado Banks said that he was better than me, but I have nothing to say about that. I don’t care what anybody says, and I don’t have any feelings regarding what he said because I am just in my own world”. Lilkesh said

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Here Are The Winners Of The 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards (Full List)

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Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance, “The Shape of Water,” was the big winner of the night at the Critics’ Choice Awards, taking home four prizes.

Here is the full list of winners of the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards, presented on Thursday night at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California:

BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE 

Get Out

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM 

In the Fade

BEST SONG 

Remember Me from Coco

BEST SCORE 

Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 

Jordan Peele, Get Out

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 

James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 

Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

 Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin, The Shape of Water

BEST EDITING (TIE) 

Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos, Baby Driver

Lee Smith, Dunkirk

BEST COSTUME DESIGN 

Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP 

Darkest Hour

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS 

War for the Planet of the Apes

TELEVISION

BEST COMEDY SERIES 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES 

Ted Danson, The Good Place

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES 

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES 

Walton Goggins, Vice Principals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES 

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

BEST DRAMA SERIES 

The Handmaid’s Tale

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES 

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES 

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES 

David Harbour, Stranger Things

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

BEST LIMITED SERIES

 Big Little Lies

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TV 

The Wizard of Lies

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES

Ewan McGregor, Fargo

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES 

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES 

Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

BEST TALK SHOW 

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

BEST ANIMATED SERIES 

Rick and Morty

BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES 

Born This Way

BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES 

Shark Tank

BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES 

The Voice

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST 

RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

BEST PICTURE 

The Shape of Water

BEST ACTOR 

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

BEST ACTRESS 

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS 

Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST DIRECTOR 

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE 

Coco

BEST ACTION MOVIE 

Wonder Woman

BEST COMEDY 

The Big Sick

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY 

James Franco, The Disaster Artist

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY 

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

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Jose Mourinho Willing To Let Axel Tuanzabe Leave Manchester United On Loan

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that he is open to loan offers for young defender Axel Tuanzebe

Jose Mourinho believes Axel Tuanzabe has a big future at the club.

The 20-year-old has been used twice from the bench in the Premier League and Champions League combined this term, while also being handed a rare start in the EFL Cup win over Swansea City in October.

United boss Mourinho is reluctant to offload Tuanzebe, but he concedes that the England Under-21s international risks seeing his growth stunted if he remains at Old Trafford when he could be getting valuable minutes elsewhere.

“Tuanzebe is a very good player who is not having many opportunities here,” he told reporters. “But he is our player and he will be our player.

“There’s no chance we’ll give up on such a talented boy but we are thinking about a loan until the end of the season. We are delaying the decision until the end of the transfer window.”

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Zinedine Zidane Defends His Underperforming Real Madrid Players

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Zinedine Zidane has leaped to the defence of his faltering Real Madrid players and tipped them to rediscover their form.

Real Madrid have won only two of their last six league matches, leaving them 16 points behind table-topping Barcelona with a game in hand, but the Frenchman has accused their critics of overlooking the positive aspects of their season so far.

“We can’t always look at or listen to what is being said. It’s difficult, but nowadays everything that is said about Real Madrid is negative, and I don’t see it that way, we’re not that bad,” he told reporters.

“You (the media) know very well it is not all negative here. But it is very easy to say bad things about Real Madrid, it sells more.

“The positive thing is that we are still alive in all competitions. I watch the matches back two or three times and I don’t agree with everything that’s being said. I accept what is being said, but there are lots of positive things coming out of this team at the minute.”

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Manchester United Set To Offer David De Gea Significant Pay Rise

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Manchester United are reportedly preparing to offer a lucrative new contract to goalkeeper David de Gea.

Manchester United are now on the brink of handing David De Gea a significant pay rise to ward off interest from Real Madrid, according to The Sun.

United are said to be willing to up De Gea’s earnings from £210,000 per week to £300,000 per week, in a move that would make him the club’s joint-top earner with Paul Pogba.

Real have been strongly linked with the Spain international in the past and have been tipped to return with a fresh offer before his contract expires in 2019.

De Gea is enjoying another fine season at the Theatre of Dreams, ensuring the club have only fallen to three league defeats. United are currently second, 15 points behind Manchester City.

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NYSC Announces Date For 2017 Batch B Stream II Orientation | Registration Requirements

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The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced the date for orientation camp of 2017 Batch B, stream 2 Corps members.

According to the Scheme, the orientation course will hold between Tuesday 16th January 2018, to Monday 5th February 2018.

NYSC Launches Job Portal, CV Bank For Corps Members

The orientation course is scheduled to hold in only Fifteen (15) NYSC Orientation Camps: Abia, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Enugu, Sokoto, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Plateau, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Rivers and the FCT.

This information was contained on its official Facebook page.

The statement reads “The NYSC 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream II Orientation Course is scheduled tohold in Fifteen (15) NYSC Orientation Camps only, namely; Abia, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Enugu, Sokoto, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Plateau, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Rivers and the FCT.

The Orientation Course is to commence as follows;

(a) Commencement and Registration: Tuesday 16th January, 2018
(b) Cut-off date for Registration: Midnight Wednesday,17th January, 2018
(c) Swearing-In Ceremony: Thursday, 18th January, 2018
(d) Closing: Monday, 5th February, 2018

2. All prospective corps members for the 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream II Orientation Course are advised to proceed to their respective Camps as stated on their Call-up letters. Foreign-trained graduates are to report to the Camp with their travelling Passport for Identification as well as their Certificate/Transcript for verification.

3. In the event of any loss of Call-up Letter, the Corps member who collected the Call-up letter from his/her Institution is advised to obtain Police Report and Sworn Court Affidavit and thereafter, report to the Institution of graduation for further necessary action. Those who initially printed their Call-up Letters on-line can re-print the Call-up Letters as many times as they want in the case of loss.

4. Prospective Corps Members are to note that their states of deployment may differ from their orientation camp venue, hence; they must take careful note of their respective orientation camp venue before proceeding to camp.

 REQUIREMENT FOR REGISTRATION:

(a) Original Call-up Letter or Call-up Letter printed on-line
(b) Statement of Result endorsed by authorized officer with authentic signature.

(c) School Identity Card, including travelling Passport for Foreign-trained graduates.

(d) Medical Doctors, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists and Optometristsare to produce evidence of Registration with t heir Professional Bodies.

(e) Prospective Corps members should go to Camp with Functional Account Number and Bank Verification Number (BVN) to facilitate online payment of entitlements.

(f) In addition, each prospective corps member MUST present Certificate of Fitness from a Government or Military Hospital showing his/her health status before he/she will be registered and admitted for the orientation course.

The Director–General, Brigadier General SZ Kazaure DSS PhD FCSN wishes all prospective corps members journey mercies to their respective camps and a memorable orientation course.”

NYSC Introduces New Payment System For Prospective Corps Members:

The Scheme introduced use of remita to make payment easier for corps members, via the NYSC official portal.

 Below is the complete procedures on how to make payment on NYSC portal, using the Remita pay option.

1. PCM should go to the portal home page (http://portal.nysc.org.ng/nysc1/) and follow the following steps:Click on “Login”.

2. PCM enters Email ID and Password to login

3. PCM clicks on “click here to make payment”.
After a successful login,The PCM will click on “Proceed to Payment,” once the payment confirmation page is displayed, the PCM will be redirected to Remita Payment Engine with various payment options.

4. Option A: For Cards and Wallet Payments;

PCM clicks on “Pay now with Cards or Wallets”
PCM provides card details, pin and any other information required and if the transaction is successful, the redirect URL is loaded
Click on status of the transaction..

Option B: Paying in any Bank Branch:

Copy the RRR number generated by NYSC portal and take to any of the approved banks. Click on “see available bank branches” to view the banks.

5. After making the payment at the bank branch, the PCM can check payment status on the URL: https://portal.nysc.org.ng/nysc1/TransactionStatus_remitaa PCM inputs transaction reference number/email id or phone number used in Registering online.

6. Click on “continue” to query Remita and view the transaction detail?

7. Click on “Get status” to view the details of payments.

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NYSC Announces Date For 2017 Batch B Stream II Orientation | Registration Requirements

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The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced the date for orientation camp of 2017 Batch B, stream 2 Corps members.

According to the Scheme, the orientation course will hold between Tuesday 16th January 2018, to Monday 5th February 2018.

NYSC Launches Job Portal, CV Bank For Corps Members

The orientation course is scheduled to hold in only Fifteen (15) NYSC Orientation Camps: Abia, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Enugu, Sokoto, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Plateau, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Rivers and the FCT.

This information was contained on its official Facebook page.

The statement reads “The NYSC 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream II Orientation Course is scheduled tohold in Fifteen (15) NYSC Orientation Camps only, namely; Abia, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Enugu, Sokoto, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Plateau, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Rivers and the FCT.

The Orientation Course is to commence as follows;

(a) Commencement and Registration: Tuesday 16th January, 2018
(b) Cut-off date for Registration: Midnight Wednesday,17th January, 2018
(c) Swearing-In Ceremony: Thursday, 18th January, 2018
(d) Closing: Monday, 5th February, 2018

2. All prospective corps members for the 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream II Orientation Course are advised to proceed to their respective Camps as stated on their Call-up letters. Foreign-trained graduates are to report to the Camp with their travelling Passport for Identification as well as their Certificate/Transcript for verification.

3. In the event of any loss of Call-up Letter, the Corps member who collected the Call-up letter from his/her Institution is advised to obtain Police Report and Sworn Court Affidavit and thereafter, report to the Institution of graduation for further necessary action. Those who initially printed their Call-up Letters on-line can re-print the Call-up Letters as many times as they want in the case of loss.

4. Prospective Corps Members are to note that their states of deployment may differ from their orientation camp venue, hence; they must take careful note of their respective orientation camp venue before proceeding to camp.

 REQUIREMENT FOR REGISTRATION:

(a) Original Call-up Letter or Call-up Letter printed on-line
(b) Statement of Result endorsed by authorized officer with authentic signature.

(c) School Identity Card, including travelling Passport for Foreign-trained graduates.

(d) Medical Doctors, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists and Optometristsare to produce evidence of Registration with t heir Professional Bodies.

(e) Prospective Corps members should go to Camp with Functional Account Number and Bank Verification Number (BVN) to facilitate online payment of entitlements.

(f) In addition, each prospective corps member MUST present Certificate of Fitness from a Government or Military Hospital showing his/her health status before he/she will be registered and admitted for the orientation course.

The Director–General, Brigadier General SZ Kazaure DSS PhD FCSN wishes all prospective corps members journey mercies to their respective camps and a memorable orientation course.”

NYSC Introduces New Payment System For Prospective Corps Members:

The Scheme introduced use of remita to make payment easier for corps members, via the NYSC official portal.

 Below is the complete procedures on how to make payment on NYSC portal, using the Remita pay option.

1. PCM should go to the portal home page (http://portal.nysc.org.ng/nysc1/) and follow the following steps:Click on “Login”.

2. PCM enters Email ID and Password to login

3. PCM clicks on “click here to make payment”.
After a successful login,The PCM will click on “Proceed to Payment,” once the payment confirmation page is displayed, the PCM will be redirected to Remita Payment Engine with various payment options.

4. Option A: For Cards and Wallet Payments;

PCM clicks on “Pay now with Cards or Wallets”
PCM provides card details, pin and any other information required and if the transaction is successful, the redirect URL is loaded
Click on status of the transaction..

Option B: Paying in any Bank Branch:

Copy the RRR number generated by NYSC portal and take to any of the approved banks. Click on “see available bank branches” to view the banks.

5. After making the payment at the bank branch, the PCM can check payment status on the URL: https://portal.nysc.org.ng/nysc1/TransactionStatus_remitaa PCM inputs transaction reference number/email id or phone number used in Registering online.

6. Click on “continue” to query Remita and view the transaction detail?

7. Click on “Get status” to view the details of payments.

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Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Morning

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  • Man City winger Leroy Sane has revealed he twice turned down the chance to sign for Jurgen Klopp.
  • Stoke City still believe they can still push through a deal to make Quique Sanchez Flores their new manager despite a hold-up in talks.
  • Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs will find out in the next 24 hours if he is to become the new manager of Wales.
  • Phil Neville is on the brink of being named the new England Women’s boss.
  • Alex Pritchard revealed how David Wagner talked him into an £11m move from Norwich to Huddersfield.
  • Arsene Wenger has insisted he has no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer and will remain in charge until 2019.
  • Tottenham are lining up contract talks with duo Christian Eriksen and Heung-min Son.
  • Antonio Conte has insisted the only way he’ll leave Chelsea is if he’s sacked.
  • Manchester City to end their interest in Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez allowing Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to swoop.
  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he will not be leaving the club in the summer and will remain in charge until 2019.
  • Sunderland boss Chris Coleman has told Watford they must cough up a loan fee to land Didier Ndong.
  • Birmingham boss Steve Cotterill wants to cancel the loans of Arsenal duo Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall.
  • West Ham manager David Moyes wants to cut the transfer window down to a week – and make transfer deadline day an Italian-style free-for-all.
  • Rafa Benitez believes Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles can stake a late claim for a place in England’s World Cup squad.
  • Sam Allardyce has urged Theo Walcott to pick Everton over a move back to Southampton.
  • Arsene Wenger insists he will still be at Arsenal next season and hopes the club can keep Mesut Ozil too.
  • Antonio Conte admits he could leave Chelsea at the end of the season despite having another year left on his contract.
  • Sam Allardyce has urged 28-year-old Theo Walcott to leave Arsenal and join him at Everton.
  • West Ham striker Javier Hernandez is not interested in a move to the USA despite interest from Los Angeles FC.
  • WBA boss Alan Pardew has held ‘candid’ talks with Jonny Evans about a move to Man City or Arsenal and has set a January 28 deadline for the sale.
  • Jurgen Klopp sold Phillippe Coutinho to Barcelona because he could not be sure he was 100 per cent committed to Liverpool.
  • Arsenal are increasingly confident they may be able to secure the long-term future of German international Mesut Ozil.
  • Manchester City are ready to walk away from their attempt to sign Alexis Sanchez amid interest from Manchester United.
  • Arsene Wenger has finally admitted that Alexis Sanchez will not sign a new contract at Arsenal but believes Mesut Ozil will agree a new deal.
  • Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho claims he now feels ‘contempt’ for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.
  • The SFA is to hold talks with Michael O’Neill over the vacant manager’s job after agreeing compensation with the Irish FA.

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Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Morning

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  • Man City winger Leroy Sane has revealed he twice turned down the chance to sign for Jurgen Klopp.
  • Stoke City still believe they can still push through a deal to make Quique Sanchez Flores their new manager despite a hold-up in talks.
  • Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs will find out in the next 24 hours if he is to become the new manager of Wales.
  • Phil Neville is on the brink of being named the new England Women’s boss.
  • Alex Pritchard revealed how David Wagner talked him into an £11m move from Norwich to Huddersfield.
  • Arsene Wenger has insisted he has no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer and will remain in charge until 2019.
  • Tottenham are lining up contract talks with duo Christian Eriksen and Heung-min Son.
  • Antonio Conte has insisted the only way he’ll leave Chelsea is if he’s sacked.
  • Manchester City to end their interest in Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez allowing Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to swoop.
  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he will not be leaving the club in the summer and will remain in charge until 2019.
  • Sunderland boss Chris Coleman has told Watford they must cough up a loan fee to land Didier Ndong.
  • Birmingham boss Steve Cotterill wants to cancel the loans of Arsenal duo Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall.
  • West Ham manager David Moyes wants to cut the transfer window down to a week – and make transfer deadline day an Italian-style free-for-all.
  • Rafa Benitez believes Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles can stake a late claim for a place in England’s World Cup squad.
  • Sam Allardyce has urged Theo Walcott to pick Everton over a move back to Southampton.
  • Arsene Wenger insists he will still be at Arsenal next season and hopes the club can keep Mesut Ozil too.
  • Antonio Conte admits he could leave Chelsea at the end of the season despite having another year left on his contract.
  • Sam Allardyce has urged 28-year-old Theo Walcott to leave Arsenal and join him at Everton.
  • West Ham striker Javier Hernandez is not interested in a move to the USA despite interest from Los Angeles FC.
  • WBA boss Alan Pardew has held ‘candid’ talks with Jonny Evans about a move to Man City or Arsenal and has set a January 28 deadline for the sale.
  • Jurgen Klopp sold Phillippe Coutinho to Barcelona because he could not be sure he was 100 per cent committed to Liverpool.
  • Arsenal are increasingly confident they may be able to secure the long-term future of German international Mesut Ozil.
  • Manchester City are ready to walk away from their attempt to sign Alexis Sanchez amid interest from Manchester United.
  • Arsene Wenger has finally admitted that Alexis Sanchez will not sign a new contract at Arsenal but believes Mesut Ozil will agree a new deal.
  • Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho claims he now feels ‘contempt’ for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.
  • The SFA is to hold talks with Michael O’Neill over the vacant manager’s job after agreeing compensation with the Irish FA.

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Sale Of 9Mobile In Jeopardy As Court Issues New Order

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There are strong indications that a fresh order issued by a Nigerian court on Friday may jeopardise the sale of 9mobile, Nigeria’s fourth largest operator.

The Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, yesterday nullified an ex parte order approving the appointment of an interim board for Nigerian telecom operator, Emerging Markets Telecommunications Service, EMTS.

Etisalat Nigeria Formally Announces 9Mobile As New Brand Name, Unveils New Logo

The court nullified the ex parte order – which is an interim order often granted in the absence of the other party in a case – it granted in July 2017 which had given legal backing to the interim board set up by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to manage the transition of the company formerly known as Etisalat following a debt crisis.

The nullification came on the back of dismissal of the Preliminary Objection filed by United Capital Trustees Ltd (UCTL) in response to the application by Spectrum Wireless, a shareholder of EMTS.

Spectum’s application was for a nullification of the ex parte order by Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court.

Spectrum had claimed that the order was obtained by misrepresentation of facts that alienated its interests in the EMTS.

The court order; TheCable

However, the court has now discharged the order and asked UCTL to “reverse all steps taken by it since the order was a nullity”, according to the court papers seen by TheCable.

The judge, while delivering his verdict, calls to question the legality of the board and the validity of the sale process which is expected to reach a milestone on January 16, 2018 with the submission of bids by five interested buyers.

9mobile, which was formerly Etisalat, rebranded after its major owners in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, pulled out and a new board was inaugurated to run its affairs.

This was after failed negotiation with its lenders over a missed payment of the $1.2billion loan taken from a consortium of 13 Nigerian banks in 2013.

9mobile is being prepared for sale by Barclays Africa.

Five bidders have made the final list of potential buyers: Teleology Holdings Limited, promoted by Adrian Wood, the pioneer CEO of MTN Nigeria; Smile Telecoms Holdings, a telco operating in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Congo DR and South Africa; and Helios Investment Partners LLP, an investment company.

Others are Bharti Airtel, an Indian telco that owns Airtel Nigeria, and Globacom, the Nigerian company owned by Mike Adenuga Jnr.

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Sale Of 9Mobile In Jeopardy As Court Issues New Order

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There are strong indications that a fresh order issued by a Nigerian court on Friday may jeopardise the sale of 9mobile, Nigeria’s fourth largest operator.

The Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, yesterday nullified an ex parte order approving the appointment of an interim board for Nigerian telecom operator, Emerging Markets Telecommunications Service, EMTS.

Etisalat Nigeria Formally Announces 9Mobile As New Brand Name, Unveils New Logo

The court nullified the ex parte order – which is an interim order often granted in the absence of the other party in a case – it granted in July 2017 which had given legal backing to the interim board set up by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to manage the transition of the company formerly known as Etisalat following a debt crisis.

The nullification came on the back of dismissal of the Preliminary Objection filed by United Capital Trustees Ltd (UCTL) in response to the application by Spectrum Wireless, a shareholder of EMTS.

Spectum’s application was for a nullification of the ex parte order by Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court.

Spectrum had claimed that the order was obtained by misrepresentation of facts that alienated its interests in the EMTS.

The court order; TheCable

However, the court has now discharged the order and asked UCTL to “reverse all steps taken by it since the order was a nullity”, according to the court papers seen by TheCable.

The judge, while delivering his verdict, calls to question the legality of the board and the validity of the sale process which is expected to reach a milestone on January 16, 2018 with the submission of bids by five interested buyers.

9mobile, which was formerly Etisalat, rebranded after its major owners in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, pulled out and a new board was inaugurated to run its affairs.

This was after failed negotiation with its lenders over a missed payment of the $1.2billion loan taken from a consortium of 13 Nigerian banks in 2013.

9mobile is being prepared for sale by Barclays Africa.

Five bidders have made the final list of potential buyers: Teleology Holdings Limited, promoted by Adrian Wood, the pioneer CEO of MTN Nigeria; Smile Telecoms Holdings, a telco operating in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Congo DR and South Africa; and Helios Investment Partners LLP, an investment company.

Others are Bharti Airtel, an Indian telco that owns Airtel Nigeria, and Globacom, the Nigerian company owned by Mike Adenuga Jnr.

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The Exposure Of Fulani Hegemonic Pretensions

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The Exposure Of Fulani Hegemonic Pretensions, By Rafiq Raji

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Power, by its nature, is fleeting. Even when there is little or no challenge to the person or group of persons that wield it, time would inevitably diminish the source. Telephone companies wielded a lot of power once. Today, purveyors of intangibles like Facebook and Alphabet (the parent company of Google) dominate the global tech scene. Newspaper dons, who used to call the shots in politics, now compete with nameless John Does tweeting away. Such are the times that it is now quite hard to determine when a tweet about something is genuine or fake. These familiar examples are intended to provide some context for the ephemeral nature of power, irrespective of the human endeavour.

This piece was written by Rafiq Raji. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

Violent Power

The Fulani in Nigeria have a certain sense of entitlement. Their brethren were in power for so long that they took it for granted that their will should always prevail. And the source of that power has always been violence. Because of their way of life, the Fulani are primally predisposed to violence. Most other tribes in Nigeria are not so because of their fairly sedentary ways of living: farmers cannot reap a good harvest if there is no peace. Never mind that they also have to worry about the elements: weather, pests, and so on. But that is not to say that when provoked, this set of people do not have the capacity to defend themselves. The hesitation of the Fulani at the top echelons of power in Nigeria today in going mercilessly after the errant ones amongst their brethren, who are killing innocent farmers because of pasture for their cows, may be their undoing. Because when people despair, after help hoped for disappoints, what follows is defiance. Now there is talk of militia being organised here and there, under one guise or another, to fend off the marauding herdsmen the next time they strike. There is a word for this eventuality: Anarchy.

Uneasy Peace

When there were cult-related killings in the southern Rivers State, the federal authorities called in the military. For secessionist agitations in the South-East, the military was also drafted to restore order. When supposed Fulani herdsmen kill farmers in the Middle Belt? Who do the authorities call? The police. At first, at least. Not until after much outcry did the central government send special military forces to deal with the problem. The hesitation before this was done has not been lost on well-meaning Nigerians. Because in this country, it is only when a commander-in-chief sends the military to quell a crisis on the scale of the killings in North-Central Nigeria that you know that he is really serious. If he sends the police, it is usually a measure of his scant estimation of the gravity of the matter. Not that in most cases, the police would not suffice. But for a perennial problem like that between pasture-seeking pastoralists and farmers growing crops for food that could otherwise be used for pasture, you do not send the police; especially as it seems there might be linkages between diminished terrorist activity in the North-East and incessant killings by supposed Fulani herdsmen in the Middle Belt and Southern parts of the country. Some are suggesting that the now idle Boko Haram terrorists might have found disguising as Fulani herdsmen to maim, kill, rape and steal to be a more rewarding vocation presently. There might be some truth in this: Southerners have co-existed with itinerant Fulani herdsmen all over the country for ages. Their arrival in various towns and cities in the south used to be something to look forward to. Some never leave, sometimes marrying indigenes of the town they settle in. Hence the reason that in almost every town in this country, you are likely to find a Fulani settlement. So what has changed? Politics has, for sure. But more importantly, the economics has changed as well.

Slippery Economics

It actually seems a little dumb for cattle owners and their herdsmen not to want to find a quick solution to the few who are supposedly soiling their names. Their seeming aloofness is almost certainly underpinned by the economics of their current business model. It is much much cheaper for cattle to chase greener pasture than to have them ranched and buy food for them. With scarce pasture in the North, cattle herdsmen are having to stay longer in the pasture-rich South, with consequent disruptions to the farming cycle in those areas. And this is not only a problem in Nigeria but Ghana as well. (The Fulani or Fula or Fulbe are spread across West Africa). So, it is not unlikely that cattle owners keen to maintain free access to pasture-rich areas see the nuisance value of the heinous activities of their marauding folk. It is typical human behaviour; the bizarre kind. The antagonist desires a commodity that is scarce in his own land. And wants to have it for free. Expectedly facing resistance, he resorts to violence. The previous and recent killings in Benue and elsewhere are evidence of the failure of law enforcement. There would not be as much violence if there is the fear of punishment. The impunity must stop.

Rafiq Raji, a writer and researcher, is based in Lagos, Nigeria. Twitter: @DrRafiqRaji

This piece was written by Rafiq Raji. 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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The Exposure Of Fulani Hegemonic Pretensions

Featured Image

The Exposure Of Fulani Hegemonic Pretensions, By Rafiq Raji

CLICK here to read more opinion articles

Power, by its nature, is fleeting. Even when there is little or no challenge to the person or group of persons that wield it, time would inevitably diminish the source. Telephone companies wielded a lot of power once. Today, purveyors of intangibles like Facebook and Alphabet (the parent company of Google) dominate the global tech scene. Newspaper dons, who used to call the shots in politics, now compete with nameless John Does tweeting away. Such are the times that it is now quite hard to determine when a tweet about something is genuine or fake. These familiar examples are intended to provide some context for the ephemeral nature of power, irrespective of the human endeavour.

This piece was written by Rafiq Raji. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

Violent Power

The Fulani in Nigeria have a certain sense of entitlement. Their brethren were in power for so long that they took it for granted that their will should always prevail. And the source of that power has always been violence. Because of their way of life, the Fulani are primally predisposed to violence. Most other tribes in Nigeria are not so because of their fairly sedentary ways of living: farmers cannot reap a good harvest if there is no peace. Never mind that they also have to worry about the elements: weather, pests, and so on. But that is not to say that when provoked, this set of people do not have the capacity to defend themselves. The hesitation of the Fulani at the top echelons of power in Nigeria today in going mercilessly after the errant ones amongst their brethren, who are killing innocent farmers because of pasture for their cows, may be their undoing. Because when people despair, after help hoped for disappoints, what follows is defiance. Now there is talk of militia being organised here and there, under one guise or another, to fend off the marauding herdsmen the next time they strike. There is a word for this eventuality: Anarchy.

Uneasy Peace

When there were cult-related killings in the southern Rivers State, the federal authorities called in the military. For secessionist agitations in the South-East, the military was also drafted to restore order. When supposed Fulani herdsmen kill farmers in the Middle Belt? Who do the authorities call? The police. At first, at least. Not until after much outcry did the central government send special military forces to deal with the problem. The hesitation before this was done has not been lost on well-meaning Nigerians. Because in this country, it is only when a commander-in-chief sends the military to quell a crisis on the scale of the killings in North-Central Nigeria that you know that he is really serious. If he sends the police, it is usually a measure of his scant estimation of the gravity of the matter. Not that in most cases, the police would not suffice. But for a perennial problem like that between pasture-seeking pastoralists and farmers growing crops for food that could otherwise be used for pasture, you do not send the police; especially as it seems there might be linkages between diminished terrorist activity in the North-East and incessant killings by supposed Fulani herdsmen in the Middle Belt and Southern parts of the country. Some are suggesting that the now idle Boko Haram terrorists might have found disguising as Fulani herdsmen to maim, kill, rape and steal to be a more rewarding vocation presently. There might be some truth in this: Southerners have co-existed with itinerant Fulani herdsmen all over the country for ages. Their arrival in various towns and cities in the south used to be something to look forward to. Some never leave, sometimes marrying indigenes of the town they settle in. Hence the reason that in almost every town in this country, you are likely to find a Fulani settlement. So what has changed? Politics has, for sure. But more importantly, the economics has changed as well.

Slippery Economics

It actually seems a little dumb for cattle owners and their herdsmen not to want to find a quick solution to the few who are supposedly soiling their names. Their seeming aloofness is almost certainly underpinned by the economics of their current business model. It is much much cheaper for cattle to chase greener pasture than to have them ranched and buy food for them. With scarce pasture in the North, cattle herdsmen are having to stay longer in the pasture-rich South, with consequent disruptions to the farming cycle in those areas. And this is not only a problem in Nigeria but Ghana as well. (The Fulani or Fula or Fulbe are spread across West Africa). So, it is not unlikely that cattle owners keen to maintain free access to pasture-rich areas see the nuisance value of the heinous activities of their marauding folk. It is typical human behaviour; the bizarre kind. The antagonist desires a commodity that is scarce in his own land. And wants to have it for free. Expectedly facing resistance, he resorts to violence. The previous and recent killings in Benue and elsewhere are evidence of the failure of law enforcement. There would not be as much violence if there is the fear of punishment. The impunity must stop.

Rafiq Raji, a writer and researcher, is based in Lagos, Nigeria. Twitter: @DrRafiqRaji

This piece was written by Rafiq Raji. 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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