The Real Reason I Left Five Star Music – Skiibi Opens Up

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In an interview with Sunday Scoop, Abbey Elias popularly known as Skiibii has opened up on the reasons behind his Five Star Music exit.

The former Five star act said;

“If you have a girlfriend, it is normal for both of you to fight once in a while. Blood brothers fight each other too. I didn’t leave Five Star because I wasn’t treated well. I just felt it was time for me to do things on my own. Now, I don’t need anyone’s confirmation before I put out new songs.”

“I was not scared leaving Five Star as I had thought over the decision carefully. I have always wanted to run my own record company, even before I joined Kcee, but I needed to start from somewhere. Five Star Music was like a college for me; I went to school and I graduated. We still talk like we used to; the only difference is that I am now my own boss.”

While speaking about his new single, he said:-

“It is the first of many songs that I plan to release this year. It was produced by DTunes and it talks about going the extra mile for the person you love.”

On Maintaining that he is satisfied with his growth in the industry. Skiibii said:-

“I am better than a lot of artistes. I am ready to put out more music this year and I am not the Skiibii people used to know. I need to show the world what I am capable of. When I was under a label, I couldn’t do whatever I wanted but the story is different now. I may even decide to release my debut album this year as I am not short of songs.”

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The Real Reason I Left Five Star Music – Skiibi Opens Up

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In an interview with Sunday Scoop, Abbey Elias popularly known as Skiibii has opened up on the reasons behind his Five Star Music exit.

The former Five star act said;

“If you have a girlfriend, it is normal for both of you to fight once in a while. Blood brothers fight each other too. I didn’t leave Five Star because I wasn’t treated well. I just felt it was time for me to do things on my own. Now, I don’t need anyone’s confirmation before I put out new songs.”

“I was not scared leaving Five Star as I had thought over the decision carefully. I have always wanted to run my own record company, even before I joined Kcee, but I needed to start from somewhere. Five Star Music was like a college for me; I went to school and I graduated. We still talk like we used to; the only difference is that I am now my own boss.”

While speaking about his new single, he said:-

“It is the first of many songs that I plan to release this year. It was produced by DTunes and it talks about going the extra mile for the person you love.”

On Maintaining that he is satisfied with his growth in the industry. Skiibii said:-

“I am better than a lot of artistes. I am ready to put out more music this year and I am not the Skiibii people used to know. I need to show the world what I am capable of. When I was under a label, I couldn’t do whatever I wanted but the story is different now. I may even decide to release my debut album this year as I am not short of songs.”

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Yung6ix Reveals Why He Might Stop Performing With Jewelry

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Some moments after the news that Mayorkun lost his “30 Billion Gang” neck chain, Nigerian Rapper Yung6ix narrates how he almost got robbed by a fan who pretended to be interested in taking selfie with him.

Yung6ix who took to Twitter to describe how the incident went down at a show at the University of Nigeria Nsukka in Enugu said, his Warri orientation saved him from losing millions in chains and phones. Consequently, the rapper said he might have to stop going to shows with jewelry on for security reasons.

See his tweet below;

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Tinny Entertainment Terminates Ycee’s Deal With Sony Music Africa

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Ycee’s record label, Tinny Entertainment has officially put an end to the artiste’s deal with Sony Music Africa.

In a statement released by the record label, the termination of the distribution deal between Sony Music Africa and Ycee was necessitated by the fact that the deal which was meant to push the artiste globally has not been living up to the promise.

Recall, Ycee took to Twitter August 29th last year to call out the official of Sony Music Africa handling the deal, Micheal Ugwu. In his tweets, Ycee accused the international record company for exploiting him and other African artistes.

Meanwhile, Tinny Entertainment recently dropped an official statement on their website announcing the termination of the deal with Sony Music Africa which was signed in October 2016 on the grounds that the deal has not been favourable to them.

Read Statement Below;

“We would like to state officially that we terminated our contract with SONY through our lawyers, Olaniwun Ajayi LP, by a letter dated 5 December 2017.

Henceforth, we are the sole owners of the copyright in any and all of our music and can exploit our music on any and every platform.

We have realized that it is best to undertake the distribution of our records by ourselves, as a Record Label and that Made in Nigeria across board, is the only way to be above board.”

As a Label, we are pushing out great music this year starting with “Say Bye Bye,” “I Wish” and our YCEE and Bella Collabo EP, “Late Night Vibrations.”

We thank you for the love!

Signed, Tinny

For: Tinny Entertainment

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Flourish Africa Partners With Ria Solanke To Shed Light On Kangaroo Care For Premature Babies

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On the 18th of December 2017, Flourish Africa in partnership with top child photographer, Ria Solanke visited the new-born unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital for a free photo shoot session with some new mothers.

This would have been an ordinary shoot except for one thing: the mothers were all kangaroo care mothers. Yes, you heard right, ‘kangaroo mother care’. The kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a form of nurture given to pre-term babies that involves the baby being placed skin-to-skin as he nests upright against his mother’s chest while wearing only diaper, hat and socks then, both mother and child are held together with a firm cloth.  According to Prof. Chinyere Ezeaka, Head of Neonatology Unit, LUTH, and National President of the Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM), KMC keeps the preterm baby warm, facilitates breastfeeding on demand, improves maternal-newborn bonding, and furthermore, the mother’s heart beat and respiration helps to maintain the baby’s breathing and heartbeats.  Talk about magical!

The Kangaroo Mother Care is affiliated with the way a kangaroo carries her newborn kangaroo called “joey”, which is by nature delivered preterm, it then crawls into the mother’s pouch where it gets fused to the breast for nutrition for about four to five weeks. KMC was first started in Bogota, Colombia in 1979. The human body’s temperature is stable; as a result, the baby can get all the warmth they need from the mother. The parent’s stable body temperature doesn’t only help to regulate the neonate’s temperature, the closeness that kangaroo care offers both mom and child equally allows for readily accessible breast feeding so that the baby can readily feed and mature.. Thus, KMC ensures physiological and psychological warmth, readily available breastfeeding with improved bonding.

This form of care has been recommended worldwide by the World Health Organization (WHO), and all international and national health agencies as the standard form of care for premature babies who are defined as babies born before 37 weeks. This is in response to the large numbers of premature babies dying globally, and the challenges due to lack of incubators, manpower and stable electricity.  The Federal Ministry of Health adopted this method for all levels of care in Nigeria, to complement the use of incubators, in order to help reduce our neonatal mortality; and produced a KMC training manual in 2008. However, many hospitals within the country are still on the brink of implementation making LUTH one of the foremost tertiary hospitals leading the trail on this side of Africa with a dedicated Kangaroo Care Unit to add to the use of incubators in caring for the teeming number of premature babies referred to the hospital for specialized newborn care.  This is despite that LUTH has one of the largest newborn wards with about the highest number of incubators in West Africa. Prof Chinyere advises that this form of care be urgently cascaded in other parts of the country as it is not only effective but equally economical; as incubators are very expensive, and beyond reach of many health care providers.

At the LUTH newborn unit, the three mothers were met with their preterm babies tied to their chests in the kangaroo care position. The first mother had a baby, the second had given birth to twins while the third mother had given birth to triplets with the babies each taking turns to nestle against their mother— all pre-term and administering the skin to skin form of care.

Although fathers and grandmothers can take part in kangaroo care after appropriate hygiene, especially when the mother needs her rest, the mother should be the primary provider of skin-to-skin contact, as only she can breastfeed. Since skin-to-skin contact is basic to early bonding and attachment, it should probably not be done by hospital staff and other surrogates.

In kangaroo mother care, the baby wears a small diaper, socks and a hat which is placed in a flexed (fetal position) with maximal skin-to-skin contact on the parent’s chest. The baby is secured with a wrap that goes around the naked torso of the adult, providing the baby with proper support and positioning, constant containment without pressure points or creases, and protecting from air drafts (thermoregulation). If it is cold, the parent may wear a shirt or hospital gown with an opening to the front and a blanket over the wrap for the baby.

Lagos University Teaching Hospital seems to have pioneered a groundbreaking movement that needs to be practiced by other hospitals in a bid to reduce the high levels of mortality rates of preterm babies, as pre-term babies have less chances of survival due to immature organs and inability to maintain their body temperature; and even where survived, may suffer life long ailments. For a country ranked as the third highest rate in premature births, KMC practice nationwide in Nigeria is highly significant for our progress.

All the photos were taken in their most natural state and child photographer; Ria Solanke worked her magic to the excitement of the glowing mothers. At time of publishing, all the women had been released to their homes along with their healthy babies boasting the success of this form of care.

See Pictures below

Flourish Africa

Evelyn Fajana with her set of pre-term twins
Flourish Africa

Joy Okorobodu administering Kangaroo Mother Care to her Pre-Term Baby
Flourish Africa

Mrs Tijani with one of her Triplets who were all Pre-Term
Flourish Africa

Professor Chinyere Ezeaka, Head of the Neonatology Unit
Flourish Africa

The Nurses and Matrons In Charge Of The Kangaroo Care Unit at LUTH
Flourish Africa

The Three Pre-Term Mothers

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Flourish Africa Partners With Ria Solanke To Shed Light On Kangaroo Care For Premature Babies

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On the 18th of December 2017, Flourish Africa in partnership with top child photographer, Ria Solanke visited the new-born unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital for a free photo shoot session with some new mothers.

This would have been an ordinary shoot except for one thing: the mothers were all kangaroo care mothers. Yes, you heard right, ‘kangaroo mother care’. The kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a form of nurture given to pre-term babies that involves the baby being placed skin-to-skin as he nests upright against his mother’s chest while wearing only diaper, hat and socks then, both mother and child are held together with a firm cloth.  According to Prof. Chinyere Ezeaka, Head of Neonatology Unit, LUTH, and National President of the Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM), KMC keeps the preterm baby warm, facilitates breastfeeding on demand, improves maternal-newborn bonding, and furthermore, the mother’s heart beat and respiration helps to maintain the baby’s breathing and heartbeats.  Talk about magical!

The Kangaroo Mother Care is affiliated with the way a kangaroo carries her newborn kangaroo called “joey”, which is by nature delivered preterm, it then crawls into the mother’s pouch where it gets fused to the breast for nutrition for about four to five weeks. KMC was first started in Bogota, Colombia in 1979. The human body’s temperature is stable; as a result, the baby can get all the warmth they need from the mother. The parent’s stable body temperature doesn’t only help to regulate the neonate’s temperature, the closeness that kangaroo care offers both mom and child equally allows for readily accessible breast feeding so that the baby can readily feed and mature.. Thus, KMC ensures physiological and psychological warmth, readily available breastfeeding with improved bonding.

This form of care has been recommended worldwide by the World Health Organization (WHO), and all international and national health agencies as the standard form of care for premature babies who are defined as babies born before 37 weeks. This is in response to the large numbers of premature babies dying globally, and the challenges due to lack of incubators, manpower and stable electricity.  The Federal Ministry of Health adopted this method for all levels of care in Nigeria, to complement the use of incubators, in order to help reduce our neonatal mortality; and produced a KMC training manual in 2008. However, many hospitals within the country are still on the brink of implementation making LUTH one of the foremost tertiary hospitals leading the trail on this side of Africa with a dedicated Kangaroo Care Unit to add to the use of incubators in caring for the teeming number of premature babies referred to the hospital for specialized newborn care.  This is despite that LUTH has one of the largest newborn wards with about the highest number of incubators in West Africa. Prof Chinyere advises that this form of care be urgently cascaded in other parts of the country as it is not only effective but equally economical; as incubators are very expensive, and beyond reach of many health care providers.

At the LUTH newborn unit, the three mothers were met with their preterm babies tied to their chests in the kangaroo care position. The first mother had a baby, the second had given birth to twins while the third mother had given birth to triplets with the babies each taking turns to nestle against their mother— all pre-term and administering the skin to skin form of care.

Although fathers and grandmothers can take part in kangaroo care after appropriate hygiene, especially when the mother needs her rest, the mother should be the primary provider of skin-to-skin contact, as only she can breastfeed. Since skin-to-skin contact is basic to early bonding and attachment, it should probably not be done by hospital staff and other surrogates.

In kangaroo mother care, the baby wears a small diaper, socks and a hat which is placed in a flexed (fetal position) with maximal skin-to-skin contact on the parent’s chest. The baby is secured with a wrap that goes around the naked torso of the adult, providing the baby with proper support and positioning, constant containment without pressure points or creases, and protecting from air drafts (thermoregulation). If it is cold, the parent may wear a shirt or hospital gown with an opening to the front and a blanket over the wrap for the baby.

Lagos University Teaching Hospital seems to have pioneered a groundbreaking movement that needs to be practiced by other hospitals in a bid to reduce the high levels of mortality rates of preterm babies, as pre-term babies have less chances of survival due to immature organs and inability to maintain their body temperature; and even where survived, may suffer life long ailments. For a country ranked as the third highest rate in premature births, KMC practice nationwide in Nigeria is highly significant for our progress.

All the photos were taken in their most natural state and child photographer; Ria Solanke worked her magic to the excitement of the glowing mothers. At time of publishing, all the women had been released to their homes along with their healthy babies boasting the success of this form of care.

See Pictures below

Flourish Africa

Evelyn Fajana with her set of pre-term twins
Flourish Africa

Joy Okorobodu administering Kangaroo Mother Care to her Pre-Term Baby
Flourish Africa

Mrs Tijani with one of her Triplets who were all Pre-Term
Flourish Africa

Professor Chinyere Ezeaka, Head of the Neonatology Unit
Flourish Africa

The Nurses and Matrons In Charge Of The Kangaroo Care Unit at LUTH
Flourish Africa

The Three Pre-Term Mothers

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Nigerian Army Says Boko Haram Now ‘Completely Defeated’

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The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Rogers Nicholas, on Saturday said the Nigerian Army has completely defeated the Boko Haram insurgents.

Mr. Nicholas, a Major General, stated this during the inauguration of the Nigeria-Cameroun Military Joint Mission in Maiduguri.

Boko Haram: Wife Of Shekau’s Chief Physician Surrenders To Nigerian Troops

The News Agecny of Nigeria (NAN) quoted him as saying that his troops under the operation DEEP PUNCH II, on Friday, dislodged and occupied the insurgents’ tactical ground “Camp Zairo”.

He disclosed that hundreds of insurgents surrendered and several others fled their enclave while over 100 civilians were rescued.

“My soldiers are in the heart of Boko Haram enclave that is ‘Camp Zairo”, the gallant troops have taken total control of Sambisa Forest.

“We have broken the heart and soul of Shekau’s group, taking over the camp and its environs.

“They are on the run and we are pursuing them to wherever they go. This time around there is no place for escape anywhere.

“We had earlier asked those of them that want to surrender to do so and we are still asking them to come out and surrender otherwise they are going to meet it the hard way”.

Mr. Nicholas called on the insurgents and abducted persons in the bush to come out and surrender to the troops, stressing that they woukd not be harmed or killed.

360nobs previously reported that twenty-six fighters of dreaded death cult surrendered to the military authorities in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

The news comes barely a few days after the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, wrote a strong worded poem to Shekau, its elusive leader, requesting him to either surrender his arms and embrace peace or face perdition.

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WAEC: 35 Ikoyi Prison Inmates Sit For 2018 Jan/Feb WASSCE

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The Lagos State Prisons Command has said that about 35 inmates of the Ikoyi Prison School, Lagos, are participating in the ongoing January/February West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates – an examination that’s newly-introduced by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

WAEC Reveals Date For Newly Introduced Jan/Feb WASSCE For Private Candidates

The Controller of Prisons, Lagos State Command, Mr Tunde Ladipo, made this known while speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos.

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Ladipo also disclosed that the authorities of the prison are working hard to ensure that inmates are given education opportunities.

“I am pleased to inform you that the welfare of these inmates are of top priority to us.

“We are not leaving any stone unturned as we are deploying resources available to us in ensuring that these inmates are empowered,” the controller told NAN.

He said that the prison authorities had been giving the inmates the necessary support to enable them to  excel.

“I am sure that, with all the efforts of the government, NGOs and others in an attempt to help them to excel, they will post very impressive performances in this examination.

“We hope they come out in flying colours so we can get them enrolled into the National Open University of Nigeria where they will be further educated and empowered.

“With that, we have created an opportunity for them to contribute their quotas to nation-building whenever they regain freedom,” Ladipo said.

The Principal of the school, ASP Idris Ibikunle, also hopes that the inmates would excel in the examination.

“I am indeed happy with the way the examination is going. I must say it has been good so far.

“We recently took delivery of a huge volume of books, which cut across all the subjects, from the Federal Government.

“Right now, the prison has entered into a partnership with the Prisoners Rights Advocacy Initiative, an NGO in the area of volunteer teachers.

“Plans are also under way to give the school a deserved upgrade that will ensure a more conducive environment for teaching, learning and conduct of Computer-Based Test (CBT) by JAMB.

”With all these in place, I expect better and brighter days for the education of our inmates,” he told NAN.

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Ex-President Babangida Tells Nigerians To Vote Buhari Out In 2019 (Full Statement)

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Former military president, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, has asked Nigerians to endure with President Muhammadu Buhari until his tenure ends — but vote for a new generation of leaders in 2019.

His statement comes on the back of a similar intervention by former president Olusegun Obasanjo who asked Buhari not to seek re-election.

In a press statement released on Sunday by Kassim Afegbua, his spokesman, Babangida said it was time to sacrifice “personal ambition” for the “national interest”.

THE FULL TEXT OF THE STATEMENT

TOWARDS A NATIONAL REBIRTH

In the past few months and weeks, I have played host to many concerned Nigerians who have continued to express legitimate and patriotic worry about the state of affairs in the country. Some of them have continued to agonize about the turn of events and expressly worried why we have not gotten our leadership compass right as a country with so much potential and opportunity for all. Some, out of frustration, have elected to interrogate the leadership question and wondered aloud why it has taken this long from independence till date to discover the right model on account of our peculiarities. At 57, we are still a nation in search of the right leadership to contend with the dynamics of a 21st century Nigeria.

Having been privileged to preside over this great country, interacted with all categories of persons, dissected all shades of opinions, understudied different ethnic groupings; I can rightfully conclude that our strength lies in our diversity. But exploring and exploiting that diversity as a huge potential has remained a hard nut to crack, not because we have not made efforts, but building a consensus on any national issue often has to go through the incinerator of those diverse ethnic configurations. Opinions in Nigeria are not limited to the borders of the political elite; in fact, every Nigerian no matter how young or old, has an opinion on any national issue. And it is the function of discerning leadership to understand these elemental undercurrents in the discharge of state responsibilities.

WHERE WE ARE

There is no gainsaying the fact that Nigeria is at a major crossroads at this moment in its history; the choices we are going to make as a nation regarding the leadership question of this country and the vision for our political, economic and religious future will be largely determined by the nature or kind of change that we pursue, the kind of change that we need and the kind of change that we get. A lot depends on our roles both as followers and leaders in our political undertakings. As we proceed to find the right thesis that would resolve the leadership question, we must bear in mind a formula that could engender national development and the undiluted commitment of our leaders to a resurgence of the moral and ethical foundations that brought us to where we are as a pluralistic and multi-ethnic society.

Nigeria, before now, has been on the one hand our dear native land, where tribes and tongues may differ but in brotherhood we stand, and on the other hand a nation that continues to struggle with itself and in every way stumbling and willful in its quest to become a modern state, starting from the first republic till date. With our huge investments in the African emancipation movements and the various contributions that were made by our leadership to extricate South Africa from colonial grip, Nigeria became the giant of Africa during that period. But having gone through leadership failures, we no longer possess the sobriety to claim that status. And we all are guilty.

We have experimented with Parliamentary and Presidential systems of government amid military interregnum at various times of our national history. We have made some progress, but not good enough to situate us on the pedestal we so desirously crave for. It is little wonder therefore that we need to deliberately provoke systems and models that will put paid to this recycling leadership experimentation to embrace new generational leadership evolution with the essential attributes of responsive, responsible and proactive leadership configuration to confront the several challenges that we presently face.

In 2019 and beyond, we should come to a national consensus that we need new breed leadership with requisite capacity to manage our diversities and jump-start a process of launching the country on the super highway of technology-driven leadership in line with the dynamics of modern governance. It is short of saying enough of this analogue system. Let’s give way for digital leadership orientation with all the trappings of consultative, constructive, communicative, interactive and utility-driven approach where everyone has a role to play in the process of enthroning accountability and transparency in governance.

I am particularly enamored that Nigerians are becoming more and more conscious of their rights; and their ability to speak truth to power and interrogate those elected to represent them without fear of arrest and harassment. These are part of the ennobling principles of representative democracy. As citizens in a democracy, it is our civic responsibility to demand accountability and transparency. Our elected leaders owe us that simple but remarkable accountability creed. Whenever we criticize them, it is not that we do not like their guts; it is just that as stakeholders in the political economy of the country, we also carry certain responsibilities.

In the past few months also, I have taken time to reflect on a number of issues plaguing the country. I get frightened by their dimensions. I get worried by their colourations. I get perplexed by their gory themes. From Southern Kaduna to Taraba state, from Benue state to Rivers, from Edo state to Zamfara, it has been a theatre of blood with cake of crimson. In Dansadau in Zamfara state recently, North-West of Nigeria, over 200 souls were wasted for no justifiable reason. The pogrom in Benue state has left me wondering if truly this is the same country some of us fought to keep together. I am alarmed by the amount of blood-letting across the land. Nigeria is now being described as a land where blood flows like river, where tears have refused to dry up. Almost on a daily basis, we are both mourning and grieving, and often times left helpless by the sophistication of crimes. The Boko Haram challenge has remained unabated even though there has been commendable effort by government to maximally downgrade them. I will professionally advise that the battle be taken to the inner fortress of Sambisa Forest rather than responding to the insurgents’ ambushes from time to time.

THINKING ALOUD

In the fullness of our present realities, we need to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari to complete his term of office on May 29th, 2019 and collectively prepare the way for new generation leaders to assume the mantle of leadership of the country. While offering this advice, I speak as a stakeholder, former president, concerned Nigerian and a patriot who desires to see new paradigms in our shared commitment to get this country running. While saying this also, I do not intend to deny President Buhari his inalienable right to vote and be voted for, but there comes a time in the life of a nation, when personal ambition should not override national interest. This is the time for us to reinvent the will and tap into the resourcefulness of the younger generation, stimulate their entrepreneurial initiatives and provoke a conduce environment to grow national economy both at the micro and macro levels.

Contemporary leadership has to be proactive and not reactive. It must factor in citizens’ participation. Its language of discourse must be persuasive not agitated and abusive. It must give room for confidence building. It must build consensus and form aggregate opinion on any issue to reflect the wishes of the people across the country. It must gauge the mood of the country at every point in time in order to send the right message. It must share in their aspirations and give them cause to have confidence in the system. Modern leadership is not just about “fighting” corruption, it is about plugging the leakages and building systems that will militate against corruption. Accountability in leadership should flow from copious examples. It goes beyond mere sloganeering. My support for a new breed leadership derives from the understanding that it will show a marked departure from recycled leadership to creating new paradigms that will breathe fresh air into our present polluted leadership actuality.

My intervention in the governance process of Nigeria wasn’t an accident of history. Even as a military government, we had a clear-cut policy agenda on what we needed to achieve. We recruited some of the best brains and introduced policies that remain some of the best in our effort to re-engineer our polity and nation. We saw the future of Nigeria but lack of continuity in government and of policies killed some of our intentions and initiatives. Even though we did not provide answers to all the developmental challenges that confronted us as at that time, we were not short of taking decisions whenever the need arose.

GROWING INSECURITY ON OUR HANDS

The unchecked activities of the herdsmen have continued to raise doubt on the capacity of this government to handle with dispatch, security concerns that continue to threaten our dear nation; suicide bombings, kidnappings, armed banditry, ethnic clashes and other divisive tendencies. We need to bring different actors to the roundtable. Government must generate platform to interact and dialogue on the issues with a view to finding permanent solutions to the crises. The festering nature of this crisis is an inelegant testimony to the sharp divisions and polarizations that exist across the country. For example, this is not the first time herdsmen engage in pastoral nomadism but the anger in the land is suggestive of the absence of mutual love and togetherness that once defined our nationality. We must collectively rise up to the occasion and do something urgently to arrest this drift. If left unchecked, it portends danger to our collective existence as one nation bound by common destiny; and may snowball into another internecine warfare that would not be good for nation-building.

We have to reorient the minds of the herdsmen or gun-men to embrace ranching as a new and modern way to herd cattle. We also need to expand the capacity of the Nigeria Police, the Nigeria Army, the Navy and Air Force to provide the necessary security for all. We need to catch up with modern sophistication in crime detection and crime fighting. Due to the peculiarity of our country, we must begin community policing to close the gaps that presently exist in our policing system. We cannot continue to use old methods and expect new results. We just have to constructively engage the people from time to time through platforms that would help them ventilate their opinions and viewpoints.

THE CHANGE MANTRA

When the ruling party campaigned with the change mantra, I had thought they would device new methods, provoke new initiatives and proffer new ways to addressing some of our developmental problems. By now, in line with her manifesto, one would have thought that the APC will give fillip to the idea of devolution of powers and tinker with processes that would strengthen and reform the various sectors of the economy. Like I did state in my previous statement late last year, devolution of power or restructuring is an idea whose time has come if we must be honest with ourselves. We need to critically address the issue and take informed positions based on the expectations of the people on how to make the union work better. Political parties should not exploit this as a decoy to woo voters because election time is here. We need to begin the process of restructuring both in the letter and spirit of it.

For example, I still cannot reconcile why my state government would not be allowed to fix the Minna-Suleja road, simply because it is called Federal Government road, or why state governments cannot run their own policing system to support the Federal Police. We are still experiencing huge infrastructural deficit across the country and one had thought the APC-led Federal Government would behave differently from their counterparts in previous administrations. I am hesitant to ask; where is the promised change?

LOOKING AHEAD

At this point of our national history, we must take some rather useful decisions that would lead to real development and promote peaceful co-existence among all the nationalities. We must be unanimous in what we desire for our country; new generation leadership, result-driven leadership, sound political foundation, demonetization of our politics, enhanced internal democracy, elimination of impunity in our politics, inclusiveness in decision-making, and promotion of citizens’ participation in our democratic process. The search for that new breed leadership must start now as we prepare for 2019 election.

I get worried when politicians visit to inform me about their aspirations and what you hear in terms of budgetary allocations for electoral contest does not cover voters’ education but very ridiculous sub-heads. A typical aspirant in Nigeria draws up budget to cover INEC, Police, Army and men and officers of the Civil Defense, instead of talking of voters’ education, mobilization and sensitization. Even where benchmarks are set for electoral expenditure, monitoring and compliance are always difficult to adhere to. We truly need to reform the political system. And we must deliberately get fresh hands involved for improved participation.

We need new ways and new approaches in our political order. We need a national rebirth. We need a rebranded Nigeria and rebranded politics. It is not so much for the people, but for the institutions that are put in place to promote our political engagements. We must strengthen the one man one vote mantra. It is often ridiculous for me when people use smaller countries in our West Africa sub-region as handy references of how democracy should be. It beggars our giant of Africa status.

The next election in 2019 therefore presents us a unique opportunity to reinvent the will and provoke fresh leadership that would immediately begin the process of healing the wounds in the land and ensuring that the wishes and aspirations of the people are realized in building and sustaining national cohesion and consensus. I pray the Almighty Allah grant us the gift of good life to witness that glorious dawn in 2019. Amen. I have not written an open letter to the President, I have just shared my thoughts with fellow compatriots on the need to enthrone younger blood into the mainstream of our political leadership starting from 2019.

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Ibrahim Babangida Urges President Buhari Not To Seek Re-Election In 2019

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Former President and retired military leader, Ibrahim Babangida, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to step down after his first term in 2019.

In a statement released to the press on Sunday, Mr. Babangida expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of the government and the All Progressives Congress, APC. The retired General said Nigeria has taken too long to find the right leadership, and told the president it is time “when personal ambition should not override national interest.”

“In the fullness of our present realities, we need to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari to complete his term of office on May 29th, 2019 and collectively prepare the way for new generation leaders to assume the mantle of leadership of the country,” He said.

This statement comes after former President Olusegun Obasanjo also made a similar call, criticising Mr. Buhari’s performance and asking him to step down in 2019.

Read the full statement from Mr Babangida below

TOWARDS A NATIONAL REBIRTH.

In the past few months and weeks, I have played host to many concerned Nigerians who have continued to express legitimate and patriotic worry about the state of affairs in the country. Some of them have continued to agonize about the turn of events and expressly worried why we have not gotten our leadership compass right as a country with so much potential and opportunity for all. Some, out of frustration, have elected to interrogate the leadership question and wondered aloud why it has taken this long from independence till date to discover the right model on account of our peculiarities. At 57, we are still a nation in search of the right leadership to contend with the dynamics of a 21st century Nigeria.

Having been privileged to preside over this great country, interacted with all categories of persons, dissected all shades of opinions, understudied different ethnic groupings; I can rightfully conclude that our strength lies in our diversity. But exploring and exploiting that diversity as a huge potential has remained a hard nut to crack, not because we have not made efforts, but building a consensus on any national issue often has to go through the incinerator of those diverse ethnic configurations. Opinions in Nigeria are not limited to the borders of the political elite; in fact, every Nigerian no matter how young or old, has an opinion on any national issue. And it is the function of discerning leadership to understand these elemental undercurrents in the discharge of state responsibilities.

WHERE WE ARE.

There is no gainsaying the fact that Nigeria is at a major crossroads at this moment in its history; the choices we are going to make as a nation regarding the leadership question of this country and the vision for our political, economic and religious future will be largely determined by the nature or kind of change that we pursue, the kind of change that we need and the kind of change that we get. A lot depends on our roles both as followers and leaders in our political undertakings. As we proceed to find the right thesis that would resolve the leadership question, we must bear in mind a formula that could engender national development and the undiluted commitment of our leaders to a resurgence of the moral and ethical foundations that brought us to where we are as a pluralistic and multi-ethnic society.

Nigeria, before now, has been on the one hand our dear native land, where tribes and tongues may differ but in brotherhood we stand, and on the other hand a nation that continues to struggle with itself and in every way stumbling and willful in its quest to become a modern state, starting from the first republic till date. With our huge investments in the African emancipation movements and the various contributions that were made by our leadership to extricate South Africa from colonial grip, Nigeria became the giant of Africa during that period. But having gone through leadership failures, we no longer possess the sobriety to claim that status.

And we all are guilty.

We have experimented with Parliamentary and Presidential systems of government amid military interregnum at various times of our national history. We have made some progress, but not good enough to situate us on the pedestal we so deliriously crave for. It is little wonder therefore that we need to deliberately provoke systems and models that will put paid to this recycling leadership experimentation to embrace new generational leadership evolution with the essential attributes of responsive, responsible and proactive leadership configuration to confront the several challenges that we presently face.

In 2019 and beyond, we should come to a national consensus that we need new breed leadership with requisite capacity to manage our diversities and jump-start a process of launching the country on the super highway of technology-driven leadership in line with the dynamics of modern governance. It is short of saying enough of this analogue system. Let’s give way for digital leadership orientation with all the trappings of consultative, constructive, communicative, interactive and utility-driven approach where everyone has a role to play in the process of enthroning accountability and transparency in governance.

I am particularly enamored that Nigerians are becoming more and more conscious of their rights; and their ability to speak truth to power and interrogate those elected to represent them without fear of arrest and harassment. These are part of the ennobling principles of representative democracy. As citizens in a democracy, it is our civic responsibility to demand accountability and transparency. Our elected leaders owe us that simple but remarkable accountability creed. Whenever we criticize them, it is not that we do not like their guts; it is just that as stakeholders in the political economy of the country, we also carry certain responsibilities.

In the past few months also, I have taken time to reflect on a number of issues plaguing the country. I get frightened by their dimensions. I get worried by their colourations. I get perplexed by their gory themes. From Southern Kaduna to Taraba state, from Benue state to Rivers, from Edo state to Zamfara, it has been a theatre of blood with cake of crimson. In Dansadau in Zamfara state recently, North-West of Nigeria, over 200 souls were wasted for no justifiable reason. The pogrom in Benue state has left me wondering if truly this is the same country some of us fought to keep together. I am alarmed by the amount of blood-letting across the land. Nigeria is now being described as a land where blood flows like river, where tears have refused to dry up. Almost on a daily basis, we are both mourning and grieving, and often times left helpless by the sophistication of crimes. The Boko Haram challenge has remained unabated even though there has been commendable effort by government to maximally downgrade them. I will professionally advise that the battle be taken to the inner fortress of Sambisa Forest rather than responding to the insurgents’ ambushes from time to time.

THINKING ALOUD.

In the fullness of our present realities, we need to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari to complete his term of office on May 29th, 2019 and collectively prepare the way for new generation leaders to assume the mantle of leadership of the country. While offering this advice, I speak as a stakeholder, former president, concerned Nigerian and a patriot who desires to see new paradigms in our shared commitment to get this country running. While saying this also, I do not intend to deny President Buhari his inalienable right to vote and be voted for, but there comes a time in the life of a nation, when personal ambition should not override national interest. This is the time for us to reinvent the will and tap into the resourcefulness of the younger generation, stimulate their entrepreneurial initiatives and provoke a conduce environment to grow national economy both at the micro and macro levels.

Contemporary leadership has to be proactive and not reactive. It must factor in citizens’ participation. Its language of discourse must be persuasive not agitated and abusive. It must give room for confidence building. It must build consensus and form aggregate opinion on any issue to reflect the wishes of the people across the country. It must gauge the mood of the country at every point in time in order to send the right message. It must share in their aspirations and give them cause to have confidence in the system. Modern leadership is not just about “fighting” corruption, it is about plugging the leakages and building systems that will militate against corruption. Accountability in leadership should flow from copious examples. It goes beyond mere sloganeering. My support for a new breed leadership derives from the understanding that it will show a marked departure from recycled leadership to creating new paradigms that will breathe fresh air into our present polluted leadership actuality.

My intervention in the governance process of Nigeria wasn’t an accident of history. Even as a military government, we had a clear-cut policy agenda on what we needed to achieve. We recruited some of the best brains and introduced policies that remain some of the best in our effort to re-engineer our polity and nation. We saw the future of Nigeria but lack of continuity in government and of policies killed some of our intentions and initiatives. Even though we did not provide answers to all the developmental challenges that confronted us as at that time, we were not short of taking decisions whenever the need arose.

GROWING INSECURITY ON OUR HANDS.

The unchecked activities of the herdsmen have continued to raise doubt on the capacity of this government to handle with dispatch, security concerns that continue to threaten our dear nation; suicide bombings, kidnappings, armed banditry, ethnic clashes and other divisive tendencies. We need to bring different actors to the roundtable. Government must generate platform to interact and dialogue on the issues with a view to finding permanent solutions to the crises. The festering nature of this crisis is an inelegant testimony to the sharp divisions and polarizations that exist across the country. For example, this is not the first time herdsmen engage in pastoral nomadism but the anger in the land is suggestive of the absence of mutual love and togetherness that once defined our nationality. We must collectively rise up to the occasion and do something urgently to arrest this drift. If left unchecked, it portends danger to our collective existence as one nation bound by common destiny; and may snowball into another internecine warfare that would not be good for nation-building.

We have to reorient the minds of the herdsmen or gun-men to embrace ranching as a new and modern way to herd cattle. We also need to expand the capacity of the Nigeria Police, the Nigeria Army, the Navy and Air Force to provide the necessary security for all. We need to catch up with modern sophistication in crime detection and crime fighting. Due to the peculiarity of our country, we must begin community policing to close the gaps that presently exist in our policing system. We cannot continue to use old methods and expect new results. We just have to constructively engage the people from time to time through platforms that would help them ventilate their opinions and viewpoints.

THE CHANGE MANTRA

When the ruling party campaigned with the change mantra, I had thought they would device new methods, provoke new initiatives and proffer new ways to addressing some of our developmental problems. By now, in line with her manifesto, one would have thought that the APC will give fillip to the idea of devolution of powers and tinker with processes that would strengthen and reform the various sectors of the economy. Like I did state in my previous statement late last year, devolution of power or restructuring is an idea whose time has come if we must be honest with ourselves. We need to critically address the issue and take informed positions based on the expectations of the people on how to make the union work better. Political parties should not exploit this as a decoy to woo voters because election time is here. We need to begin the process of restructuring both in the letter and spirit of it.

For example, I still cannot reconcile why my state government would not be allowed to fix the Minna-Suleja road, simply because it is called Federal Government road, or why state governments cannot run their own policing system to support the Federal Police. We are still experiencing huge infrastructural deficit across the country and one had thought the APC-led Federal Government would behave differently from their counterparts in previous administrations. I am hesitant to ask; where is the promised change?

LOOKING AHEAD

At this point of our national history, we must take some rather useful decisions that would lead to real development and promote peaceful co-existence among all the nationalities. We must be unanimous in what we desire for our country; new generation leadership, result-driven leadership, sound political foundation, demonetization of our politics, enhanced internal democracy, elimination of impunity in our politics, inclusiveness in decision-making, and promotion of citizens’ participation in our democratic process. The search for that new breed leadership must start now as we prepare for 2019 election.

I get worried when politicians visit to inform me about their aspirations and what you hear in terms of budgetary allocations for electoral contest does not cover voters’ education but very ridiculous sub-heads. A typical aspirant in Nigeria draws up budget to cover INEC, Police, Army and men and officers of the Civil Defense, instead of talking of voters’ education, mobilization and sensitization. Even where benchmarks are set for electoral expenditure, monitoring and compliance are always difficult to adhere to. We truly need to reform the political system. And we must deliberately get fresh hands involved for improved participation.

We need new ways and new approaches in our political order. We need a national rebirth. We need a rebranded Nigeria and rebranded politics. It is not so much for the people, but for the institutions that are put in place to promote our political engagements. We must strengthen the one man one vote mantra. It is often ridiculous for me when people use smaller countries in our West Africa sub-region as handy references of how democracy should be. It beggars our giant of Africa status.

The next election in 2019 therefore presents us a unique opportunity to reinvent the will and provoke fresh leadership that would immediately begin the process of healing the wounds in the land and ensuring that the wishes and aspirations of the people are realized in building and sustaining national cohesion and consensus.

I pray the Almighty Allah grant us the gift of good life to witness that glorious dawn in 2019. Amen. I have not written an open letter to the President, I have just shared my thoughts with fellow compatriots on the need to enthrone younger blood into the mainstream of our political leadership starting from 2019.

SIGNED FOR AND ON BEHALF OF GENERAL I.B.BABANGIDA, GCFR.

PRINCE KASSIM AFEGBUA

MEDIA SPOKESMAN. 

4th February, 2018.

 

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Mayorkun Loses His “30 Billion Gang” Neck Chain To Thieves In Enugu

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DMW act, Mayorkun has been robbed of one his most expensive belongings during a show in Enugu. The singer disclosed in a post on snapchat that his 30 Billion Gang Neck accessory has been stolen.

Reports had it that the singer who went on stage with the chain on got surrounded by fans who wanted a selfie and his 30BG chain got missing in the process.

The 30 Billion Gang neck chain is a luxury chain customized for members of DMW and 30 Billion gang. Apparently, the expensive chain was one of the material entitlements Mayorkun got with the DMW deal.

See his post below;

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Wizkid, M,I & Bez Collaboration Shot Me To Limelight – Praiz

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In a recent interview with Olushola Rickettes, X3M music star, Praiz spoke about his journey to limelight, his music career and the event that got him locked up in the police net.

“People accepted me right from the days of Project Fame. My music career has been a process and I will never despise my days of little beginning. The first song that put me in the limelight was Stupid Song with Bez. Also, people began to notice me after I did songs with M.I and Wizkid. Apart from my original songs, the collaborations I did in the past also contributed to my growth in the industry.”

Speaking on the growth of his music career. He said,

“I love my growth. I prefer to have 1,000 fans who are loyal to me than a million fans who are not loyal. When you talk about people who broke into the industry from reality shows, I am one of them, even though I didn’t win. As a matter of fact, people always think I won Project Fame. I believe you need to understand your fans. However, that doesn’t mean you should be lazy or rest on your laurels. While you are still pushing to be a better person, one needs to be grateful to God. I owe everything I have achieved to God, but most people don’t know that I work a lot. I tell people that I have lost four years of sleep in my life. I go to bed at 4am daily. However, there are a lot of people who work as hard as I do, yet they don’t get results. For me, it has been God, patience, focus and hard work. I know where I want to be and I am working towards it. I am a talented boy who is enjoying the favour of God. Once God sees your heart and how much you are passionate about what you do, He blesses you.”

When asked why he hasn’t done a solo show like some of his colleagues, he responded by saying,

“I like to do things differently. I have yet to do any solo show because I am not ready to do what I would really like to do. I have a massive plan, but the time has not come to unleash it. For my concert, I plan to invite an international RnB act. Very soon, everyone will witness it. I believe anything worth doing is worth doing well. Generally, I had a great outing last year. I released a couple of songs that did well internationally and locally. I am ready to drop a five-track EP this month, precisely on February 14. There are some artistes that release singles every month but I am not that type of singer. I am strategic with the way I put out materials. I believe everyone has his or her own technique.”

When asked about his marriage plans, Praiz said,

“I am certain that I will get married but I don’t know how soon it will happen. You don’t need to rush into marriage because it is an institution you are not expected to abandon once you are in it. Though people get married to the wrong people, marriage is a beautiful thing. However, when a marriage turns violent, I always advise people to walk away because staying alive is important. I am taking my time as I don’t want to rush in and rush out.”

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Ramos: This Is Madrid’s Worst Season

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Sergio Ramos has bemoaned Real Madrid’s abysmal season and believes it is their worst yet.

Los Blancos sit fourth on the table, losing points yet again to Levante, playing out a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Victory for Barcelona means Madrid will be 21 points behind and Ramos cannot understand this season.

“We will continue fighting to stay as high as possible. The Champions League and the rest of the season should serve to try to recompose the group,” he said.

“It is not normal to be at this distance. Something we have done wrong, letting out many points in games that were controlled. It has been one of our worst years.

“The team works, nobody is hiding, everyone goes to the front and when there is a complicated situation you have to be protected, be united, and it is the only way to do something worthwhile in the Champions League.”

“We are disappointed because it was a game that we had controlled in general and in the end the points escaped us,” he said.

“We had a good first half, playing well and overtaking, but on their first occasion they tied us.

“It is true that this season has happened to us several times but things improve with work. You have to keep working and not lower your arms.

“In this situation, we must be united and strong, and be positive to improve. We believe in our capacity.”

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360NoBs Film review: The Bridge

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Lasun Ray has made a career out of producing and directing Yoruba film titles such as Ejika and Asiri Owo.

As the son of iconic filmmaker, Adeyemi ‘Ade Love’ Afolayan, director, Kunle, comes from that same line of indigenous filmmakers. Before he made the ultimate crossover with The Figurine (Araromire)- shot in English and Yoruba-, Kunle Afolayan had cut his teeth in the Yoruba sector of the industry, acting and directing films like Irapada.

It makes sense that The Bridge is the project to bring both men together in 2017. Lasun Ray who conceptualized the story, probably imagined it as a high concept affair, beyond the modest means of his limitations, sticks to producing responsibilities. Afolayan on the other hand is presently in the director-for-hire stage of his career, having made four films of his own between 2009 and 2016.

Coming off a three picture deal with television giants Africa Magic that has had him swing wildly between comedy (Omugwo), and drama (Roti, The Tribunal), Afolayan rounded up 2017 with The Bridge.

It is easy to see why Afolayan would be attracted to this project.

At its heart, The Bridge is a love story, a sub-genre in which Afolayan clearly has had experience making. See his 2012 romantic comedy, Phone Swap, about a boy, a girl, and a phone swap. But beyond that, The Bridge is also a meditation on the ways that human beings create conflicts for themselves all in service to traditions that have pre-dated them.

This is a theme that has shown itself consistently in Afolayan’s work. Irapada was about one educated person’s struggles with an ancient custom. The Figurine tested the limits of credibility and swung a pendulum between fate and faith. October 1 subtly placed the blame for Africa’s stunted growth on the doorsteps of the colonialists. In the film’s jaundiced estimation, the motherland was a virginal landscape until the big bad colonialists came with a bag of sins containing homosexuality, rape and murder.

The Bridge presents a familiar challenge. A young, handsome pilot in training, Obadare (Demola Adedoyin) who happens to be the crown prince of Shapati, a Western village still steeped in ancient tradition despite the elements of modernity sprouting up around. Obadare is in love with Stella Maxwell, played by singer Chidinma who makes a convincing debut big screen appearance.

Stella is an Igbo medical doctor practicing in Ilorin, Kwara state, where she meets and falls in love with Obadare. Her father, Dominic (Zack Orji) is a domineering figure who has his own plans for how his only child should live out the rest of her life. Naturally, they do not include Obadare, or any person born of his tribe.

The lovers make several unsuccessful attempts to convince their parents to warm up to their romance. They then take matters into their hands and things quickly escalate, in ways no one foresaw, leading to tragic consequences for everyone concerned.

The Bridge isn’t peak Afolayan, so anyone holding out hope for a return to form for the director might as well perish them now. Having said that, the story carries a lot of promise and with more thorough input, could have been considered a worthy accompanying document to The Figurine. Instead, it falls into territory that isn’t so prestigious, perhaps an inferior knock off, containing elements that have decorated the director’s best work.

There is a sense of mystery that pervades the film but the director and his writer, Sola Dada, are not able to convincingly break down the film in such a way that it works as a thriller. Despite solid performances by the cast who do well enough with the material that is handed to them, The Bridge isn’t able to rise above Nollywood melodrama. The story fails to explore in detail the complicity of the supernatural in the affairs of man and the film suffers heavily for this cop out.

Technically, the film is sound and the name Afolayan should ideally attract a certain level of quality control to a project. However by the end, things get sloppy, especially with the scene where a coffin is being dug up from the grave. It gets worse with the unnecessary emoting and obvious dialogue that makes up the film’s final act.

This quest for some sort of audience pleasing ending is ill advised and makes it near impossible taking The Bridge seriously.

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#BBNaija 2018 Day 6: The First Saturday Turn Up Gets The Housemates In The Groove

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Every single one of the twenty housemates in the #bbnaija house couldnt wait for the saturday turn up and they sure had fun to the fullest.

From the fashion and dance moves to the general attitude of the housemates, everything and everyone seemed to be on high frequency.

The theme of the first party of the #bbnaija 2018 house was “freestyle” and Biggie gave the Housemates a free hand to decorate the party room and everyone. The housemates were in such high spirits that even the controversial Khloe got involved too.

The energy in the house was a positivve one, even as Miracle, Cee-C and Tobi were in charge of coordinating the dance moves in the garden. Vandora and Alex spent time were twerking inside and even Nina was getting into the swing of things, practicing her moves in the mirror.

The mood of the #bbnaija housemates toom a wild turn as soon as big brother announced that they could go wild in the Payporte closet.

Leo decided to go for a yellow double breasted dinner jacket, while Cee-C chose a sequin bodycon. Rico went for a 90’s vibes while Miracle looked super chic and slick in a Burberry shirt, Alex was super sexy in a red jumpsuit and BamBam looked elegant as ever in a royal blue dress.

Nina and Vandora were almost unrecognizable in blonde wigs while Khloe went for a much more serious look in an all black ensemble. In short, all of the #bbnaija housemates underwent full transformation as everyone put their best fashion foot forward and had fun with it.

DJ Snipes was on the wheels of tunes and he didnt disappoint as he churned out the hottest Naija jams, which had the #bbnaija housemates feeling the party and themselves better.

Alex was the star of the dancefloor for the night, as she flexed her moves confidently through different songs. Cee-C and Tobi looked like a romantic couple together on the dance floor, as they synched and blended in perfect harmony, even with their matching outfits.

Vandora looked stunning on the dance floor which was quite surprising as she appears to be the more reserved type. Leo was strutting his stuff like no other and BamBam was having her own party outside.

Miracle on his part danced very little and this seemed weird, especially given the fact that he had previously been showing his style and swag in the garden earlier in the day. Anto also didnt do much but kill things of with her apparent sense of self and total coolness.

The K couple, Khloe and K.Brule got extremely close during the party, even though they were both seen dancing with other people. Cee-C and Tobi were glued to each other throughout, even as Bitto shuffled between Princess and BamBam.

Nina and Miracle spent some time together on the dance floor but other than that, the two #bbnaija Housemates were more in the mood to just have a good time and dance.

One thing that was clear from the first saturday night party was the fact that it brought all the housemates closer and left them high and happy afterwards.

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#BBNaija 2018 Day 6: The First Saturday Turn Up Gets The Housemates In The Groove

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Every single one of the twenty housemates in the #bbnaija house couldnt wait for the saturday turn up and they sure had fun to the fullest.

From the fashion and dance moves to the general attitude of the housemates, everything and everyone seemed to be on high frequency.

The theme of the first party of the #bbnaija 2018 house was “freestyle” and Biggie gave the Housemates a free hand to decorate the party room and everyone. The housemates were in such high spirits that even the controversial Khloe got involved too.

The energy in the house was a positivve one, even as Miracle, Cee-C and Tobi were in charge of coordinating the dance moves in the garden. Vandora and Alex spent time were twerking inside and even Nina was getting into the swing of things, practicing her moves in the mirror.

The mood of the #bbnaija housemates toom a wild turn as soon as big brother announced that they could go wild in the Payporte closet.

Leo decided to go for a yellow double breasted dinner jacket, while Cee-C chose a sequin bodycon. Rico went for a 90’s vibes while Miracle looked super chic and slick in a Burberry shirt, Alex was super sexy in a red jumpsuit and BamBam looked elegant as ever in a royal blue dress.

Nina and Vandora were almost unrecognizable in blonde wigs while Khloe went for a much more serious look in an all black ensemble. In short, all of the #bbnaija housemates underwent full transformation as everyone put their best fashion foot forward and had fun with it.

DJ Snipes was on the wheels of tunes and he didnt disappoint as he churned out the hottest Naija jams, which had the #bbnaija housemates feeling the party and themselves better.

Alex was the star of the dancefloor for the night, as she flexed her moves confidently through different songs. Cee-C and Tobi looked like a romantic couple together on the dance floor, as they synched and blended in perfect harmony, even with their matching outfits.

Vandora looked stunning on the dance floor which was quite surprising as she appears to be the more reserved type. Leo was strutting his stuff like no other and BamBam was having her own party outside.

Miracle on his part danced very little and this seemed weird, especially given the fact that he had previously been showing his style and swag in the garden earlier in the day. Anto also didnt do much but kill things of with her apparent sense of self and total coolness.

The K couple, Khloe and K.Brule got extremely close during the party, even though they were both seen dancing with other people. Cee-C and Tobi were glued to each other throughout, even as Bitto shuffled between Princess and BamBam.

Nina and Miracle spent some time together on the dance floor but other than that, the two #bbnaija Housemates were more in the mood to just have a good time and dance.

One thing that was clear from the first saturday night party was the fact that it brought all the housemates closer and left them high and happy afterwards.

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The All New Peugeot 3008 SUV Now in Nigeria (Photos)

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On 31st January, 2018 Peugeot Nigeria officially unveiled the all-new Peugeot 3008 SUV at an exclusive unveiling ceremony which had in attendance, the former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Otunba Femi Pedro who was the Chairman of the event; Prince, Alhaji Munir Ja’ Asaru MNI OFR, Chairman Board of Directors PAN; Ibrahim Boyi, MD/CEO PAN; Business Partners, Executive Stakeholders, Prominent business personalities, Government officials and the Media.

Since inception, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) has been able to boast of quality vehicles meticulously designed to understand the Nigerian terrain, providing driving experiences that endear the brand to the heart of many generations.

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The all-new Peugeot3008 is designed to meet up to the Peugeot standard, reaching out to the motoring needs of the modern-day driver. Being a true evolutionary innovator, Peugeot understands that the world is evolving and so has designed a SUV that is headed in the direction to which the world is (maybe even a step ahead).

Sitting behind the wheels of the-all new Peugeot 3008 goes beyond simple driving but reaches out to provide sensorial experience. It has sensors located at the tail of the vehicle where a simple leg movement opens the trunk of the car in a situation where your hands are full and you can’t reach for your key in your handbag or pocket. Peugeot 3008 SUV -Page-5-Image-8-360nobs

The all-new Peugeot3008 has won over 30 awards including the prestigious European Car of the Year Award.

Some of the highlights of the unveiling ceremony are; the presentation and unveiling of the all-new Peugeot 3008 amidst confetti rain, excitement and loud applause.

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The unveiling and demonstration of the functions and features of the all-new Peugeot 3008 was done by the MD/CEO PAN Ibrahim Boyi.

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The first buyer of the all-new Peugeot 3008, Total Nigeria was presented with keys to the SUV at the unveiling ceremony and Otunba Femi Pedro (Former Deputy Governor, Lagos state) was also presented with a Peugeot 3008.

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Shepuya Icha, Head of Marketing PAN did the Introduction and Product talk while Mr Bawo Omagbitse, GM Sales and Marketing PAN gave the Vote of Thanks.

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The All New Peugeot 3008 SUV Now in Nigeria (Photos)

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On 31st January, 2018 Peugeot Nigeria officially unveiled the all-new Peugeot 3008 SUV at an exclusive unveiling ceremony which had in attendance, the former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Otunba Femi Pedro who was the Chairman of the event; Prince, Alhaji Munir Ja’ Asaru MNI OFR, Chairman Board of Directors PAN; Ibrahim Boyi, MD/CEO PAN; Business Partners, Executive Stakeholders, Prominent business personalities, Government officials and the Media.

Since inception, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) has been able to boast of quality vehicles meticulously designed to understand the Nigerian terrain, providing driving experiences that endear the brand to the heart of many generations.

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The all-new Peugeot3008 is designed to meet up to the Peugeot standard, reaching out to the motoring needs of the modern-day driver. Being a true evolutionary innovator, Peugeot understands that the world is evolving and so has designed a SUV that is headed in the direction to which the world is (maybe even a step ahead).

Sitting behind the wheels of the-all new Peugeot 3008 goes beyond simple driving but reaches out to provide sensorial experience. It has sensors located at the tail of the vehicle where a simple leg movement opens the trunk of the car in a situation where your hands are full and you can’t reach for your key in your handbag or pocket. Peugeot 3008 SUV -Page-5-Image-8-360nobs

The all-new Peugeot3008 has won over 30 awards including the prestigious European Car of the Year Award.

Some of the highlights of the unveiling ceremony are; the presentation and unveiling of the all-new Peugeot 3008 amidst confetti rain, excitement and loud applause.

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The unveiling and demonstration of the functions and features of the all-new Peugeot 3008 was done by the MD/CEO PAN Ibrahim Boyi.

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The first buyer of the all-new Peugeot 3008, Total Nigeria was presented with keys to the SUV at the unveiling ceremony and Otunba Femi Pedro (Former Deputy Governor, Lagos state) was also presented with a Peugeot 3008.

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Shepuya Icha, Head of Marketing PAN did the Introduction and Product talk while Mr Bawo Omagbitse, GM Sales and Marketing PAN gave the Vote of Thanks.

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Casemiro: We Cannot Make Mistakes Against PSG

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Real Madrid midfielder, Casemiro has challenged his teammates to tighten up at the back ahead of the match against PSG.

Los Blancos stumbled yet again in their title defence, playing a 2-2 draw against Levante.

Madrid have been knocked out of the Copa del Rey, losing to Leganes and must look to the UCL to lift a trophy.

“We made two errors and we let in two goals – that’s football,” the Brazilian midfielder told beIN SPORTS in the immediate aftermath of the Levante game.

“If you make errors at the back, the opponent has the quality to punish you.

“We started playing well, with control of the game, but then we made those two errors.

“We have to think game by game, but it’s clear we can’t make those mistakes against PSG.”

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Casemiro: We Cannot Make Mistakes Against PSG

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Real Madrid midfielder, Casemiro has challenged his teammates to tighten up at the back ahead of the match against PSG.

Los Blancos stumbled yet again in their title defence, playing a 2-2 draw against Levante.

Madrid have been knocked out of the Copa del Rey, losing to Leganes and must look to the UCL to lift a trophy.

“We made two errors and we let in two goals – that’s football,” the Brazilian midfielder told beIN SPORTS in the immediate aftermath of the Levante game.

“If you make errors at the back, the opponent has the quality to punish you.

“We started playing well, with control of the game, but then we made those two errors.

“We have to think game by game, but it’s clear we can’t make those mistakes against PSG.”

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Ademola Lookman Scores Winning Goal On His RB Leipzig Debut Vs Monchengladbach

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Ademola Lookman scored just 10 minutes into his RB Leipzig debut, netting a last-minute winner in the 1-0 win at Monchengladbach today.

Ademola Lookman, on loan from Everton, came on as a 79th-minute sub.

Lookman is the first Englishman to score a goal in the Bundesliga since Owen Hargreaves netted for Bayern Munich back in August 2005.

That result puts Leipzig joint-second in the Bundesliga, behind Bayer Leverkusen only on goal difference.

The England under-21 international has made 24 appearances for the Toffees in all competitions, playing 16 times this season and scoring twice — both in the 3-0 Europa League victory against Apollon Limassol last month.

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Ademola Lookman Scores Winning Goal On His RB Leipzig Debut Vs Monchengladbach

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Ademola Lookman scored just 10 minutes into his RB Leipzig debut, netting a last-minute winner in the 1-0 win at Monchengladbach today.

Ademola Lookman, on loan from Everton, came on as a 79th-minute sub.

Lookman is the first Englishman to score a goal in the Bundesliga since Owen Hargreaves netted for Bayern Munich back in August 2005.

That result puts Leipzig joint-second in the Bundesliga, behind Bayer Leverkusen only on goal difference.

The England under-21 international has made 24 appearances for the Toffees in all competitions, playing 16 times this season and scoring twice — both in the 3-0 Europa League victory against Apollon Limassol last month.

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Philippe Coutinho Isn’t Worth £142m – Jamie Carragher

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Jamie Carragher believes that Philippe Coutinho is “not worth” the £142m that Barcelona paid to sign the Brazil international during the January transfer window.

After being strongly linked with a move to Barcelona last summer, Philippe Coutinho finally joined the Spanish giants last month.

Liverpool fought hard to keep the playmaker, but Carragher has claimed that his former club did well to sell for such a high price.

“I think if you lose your best player there’s no way you can dress it up as a positive window,” Carragher told Sky Sports News.

“I think every Liverpool fan, when Philippe Coutinho stayed in the summer, thought ‘okay, we know he’s leaving next season. Lets enjoy this 12 months’. To lose him mid-season, I don’t agree with it but for that fee… Coutinho’s not worth that. He’s not that good.

“I would have taken £20m-£30m less in the summer to know that Liverpool would have had him for the second half of the season because at that time we were still in the FA Cup, still a Champions League to play for.”

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Philippe Coutinho Isn’t Worth £142m – Jamie Carragher

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Jamie Carragher believes that Philippe Coutinho is “not worth” the £142m that Barcelona paid to sign the Brazil international during the January transfer window.

After being strongly linked with a move to Barcelona last summer, Philippe Coutinho finally joined the Spanish giants last month.

Liverpool fought hard to keep the playmaker, but Carragher has claimed that his former club did well to sell for such a high price.

“I think if you lose your best player there’s no way you can dress it up as a positive window,” Carragher told Sky Sports News.

“I think every Liverpool fan, when Philippe Coutinho stayed in the summer, thought ‘okay, we know he’s leaving next season. Lets enjoy this 12 months’. To lose him mid-season, I don’t agree with it but for that fee… Coutinho’s not worth that. He’s not that good.

“I would have taken £20m-£30m less in the summer to know that Liverpool would have had him for the second half of the season because at that time we were still in the FA Cup, still a Champions League to play for.”

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Could Prove To Be A Bargain- Arsene Wenger

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Arsene Wenger has suggested that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could prove to be a bargain following his goalscoring debut against Everton

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal for a club-record fee thought to be around £56m on deadline day and was thrown straight into the starting lineup by Wenger as the Toffees visited the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Aubameyang marked his Arsenal debut with a goal too, and Wenger was pleased with both his contribution and that of fellow January signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who helped himself to three assists in the 5-1 victory.

“It’s a reasonable price, I think so yes. That quality of striker, on today’s market, it’s a very good price. I feel the quality of his movement was excellent. The quality of his finishing looks excellent. He is not completely at his best physically and still has work to do in that respect,” Wenger told reporters at his post-match press conference.

“(Mkhitaryan) is a good link player and he works very hard as well. Overall, I think he looked well-accepted by the rest of the team and was understanding very well how we want to play. I can say is that it was a convincing debut that shows that he has the level to play with us.

“In the first half we were quick, mobile, technically very sharp and we finished very well as well. Overall, two players integrated well into our game and they looked as if they had played for us forever. They have similar qualities to what our game is about. Technically, they are good. They are quick and overall it was a first convincing performance.”

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