360Hawt: Cobhams Asuquo ‘Everyday’ Ft Sound Sultan & Bez

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Award-winning singer and producer, Cobhams Asuquo makes a social statement with his satirical new song entitled ‘Everyday’ featuring Sound Sultan and Bez.

‘Everyday’ released on May 29, Democracy Day, takes shots at Nigerian leaders – inspired by the local Maxim that says, “every day is for the thief and one day is for the owner.”

The new song is the latest plank in a collection that follows-up on previous singles by the musician such as ‘One Hit’ and ‘Unstoppable.’

Check out Cobhams – Everyday ft Sound Sultan & Bez below

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In his latest Instagram post on his handle @cobhamsasuquo, here’s how he captures his muse; “Everyday” is a story of threes that draws several parallels with the Nigerian State. It’s a story of three friends who hoped for a better life, a story of betrayal, and a story that speaks to how there should come a time when people get tired of the status quo. It highlights the dangers of being a complacent people and speaks to the need to take one’s future into one’s own hands as opposed to leaving it in the hands of those who would squander it. I find this to be true especially on this day – Democracy Day, when we are reminded of our young democracy and how much we have been through as a people to get to where we are now.

“As we prepare to cast our votes next year and decide our future, “Everyday” calls on us to reject complacency and do something. It is time we leave that space of taking things as they are, and get to that point where sidon look is no longer acceptable. It doesn’t make sense that the hardworking Nigerian youth should continue to slave away with little or no guarantee of a future. I wish that we would recognize and exercise our power to choose so that we can shape our collective future into that which we desire. Special thanks to my brothers Sound Sultan and Bez, outstanding and conscientious musicians in their own right who lent their voices to this song. “Everyday” is a song for the people. “Everyday” is a song for you. – Cobhams Asuquo


The artwork of Cobhams’ Everyday ft Sound Sultan and Bez

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Football Academy Owner Arrested For Allegedly Shaving Children’s Pubic Hair

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The Lagos State police command yesterday paraded the owner of a football school, Magico Football Academy, Agege, for allegedly shaving the pubic hair of teenage boys that are purportedly his wards.

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal, who confirmed the arrest to newsmen on Monday, said the suspect, Victor Ajidome, was arrested after one of the boys started losing weight and told his parents that the suspect had shaved his pubic hairs.

Edgal sniffed a case of ritual, but quickly clarified that investigation was ongoing and that the suspect might be charged to court at the conclusion.

“The suspect allegedly lured some youths who are aged between 11 and 15 years to his house after a football game and shaved their armpit and pubic hairs and thereafter gave them between N100 and N200 only.”

“Parents should be careful of whoever their children get involved with. You know children easily warm up to anybody who claims to groom them for a football career.

“This makes it easy for them to be abused. The suspect will be charged to court as soon as possible,’’ the CP said.

In his narration, the 11-year-old Salaudeen Oluwaseun also strengthened the police commissioner’s suspicion, after he said that the last time Ajidome shaved his armpit and pubic hair was on May 9, 2018.

He added the suspect warned him, as he usually did each time he did the shaving, not to tell his parents.

The boy said, “We do not belong to his team. We met him during a football match and he invited us to his house at Alagba Estate. He used to talk about football to us and would dash us N100 or N200. He told us to be coming to his house every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

“I went with my friends the first time. He asked me if I had ever shaved the hair on my armpit and private part and I said no. And then he shaved it. He was talking about football as he was doing it. He warned us not to tell anyone and that I should be coming to his place to collect N100.”

Ajidome, however, denied the allegation as he insisted he was being framed by his detractors.

While expressing shock at the boys’ statements, he insisted they had never been inside his house. He, however, admitted giving them money regularly, saying he was only assisting them financially.

“These kids are not even in my team. They have never been to my house. I used to throw money to them from the balcony. They were always complaining that their parents weren’t giving them money for food and books.

“It is untrue that I took them into my house. I play with my team on Saturdays and I can’t be meeting the boys during the week because I go to work.

“I told the mothers of these children that I have three kids, and if I had done anything diabolical to their children, may I lose mine while I am alive. But if I did not, their children would die in their presence,” he said.

Ajidome, who claimed to have over 80 kids undergoing football training at his academy, said no one had ever complained of such an allegation against him.

“They have disgraced me. Come to think of it, do those kids even have pubic hair? They are so small,” he quipped.

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Snoop Dogg Breaks Guinness World Record For Largest Gin And Juice

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Popular US rapper, Snoop Dogg, in collaboration with Warren G and Top Chef’s Michael Voltaggio, during the weekend managed to set a new Guinness World Record for the biggest paradise cocktail ever – and it was made of gin and juice.

The trio broke the record at BottleRock Napa Valley, a three-day music, food and drink festival in Northern California, US.

The drink was a nod to Dogg’s 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance nominated “Gin and Juice” track from his 1993 debut album Doggystyle, which went quadruple platinum.Snoop Dogg Breaks World Record With Massive Cup of Gin and Juice

Produced by Dr. Dre, the song peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1994 and was nominated for a Grammy in 1995.

Meanwhile, a representative from the Guinness World Records was at the festival to award Snoop with an official plaque to recognise the achievement.

The commemorative plaque, presented to Snoop and company onstage Saturday by a Guinness World Records rep, explained the feat as follows:

“The largest cocktail was created by Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Michael Voltaggio, Kim Kaechele and Randall Coleman (All USA) in Napa, California, USA on 26 May 2018.”

Snoop Dogg Breaks World Record With Massive Cup of Gin and Juice

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JAMB Releases Results Of Rescheduled UTME | Announces Closure Of DE Application

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday announced that the Direct Entry (DE) application, which began in December 2017, would close on June 4.

The Board’s Head of Media, Fabian Benjamin, made the announcement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

According to Mr Benjamin, over 140,000 candidates have so far obtained the forms online.

He said that the closure became necessary in order to avail the board to plan ahead for the 2018 admission process into various institutions.

“With the policy meeting coming up on June 26, which involves the Minister of Education and all stakeholders in the sector, the 2018 admission guidelines would be discussed and approved for the board.

“This includes both for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and DE.

“Therefore, candidates who are still interested and want to apply for the DE should use the window period of seven days to apply, as no extension of date will be granted.”

Similarly, Mr Benjamin said that the board has released the results of the mop up examination conducted for candidates, who were rescheduled for the UTME on Saturday, May 26.

NAN recalls that the board had recently, conducted a mop up examination for over 12,000 candidates in some of its centres across the country.

This included those whose biometrics could not be captured during the initial period of the UTME in March, those who were yet to see their results and have not been involved in any form of malpractice.

Others included those who were unable to print out their e-slip before the earlier examinations and those whose centres were cancelled for suspected malpractices.

On the admission process, Mt Benjamin told NAN that the board frowned at some institutions that breached the constitutional guidelines for the entire process by making advertorials before the policy meeting.

He explained that all institutions must note that they are not to make any form of adverts for admissions into their schools until after the policy meeting.

According to the spokesman, this is because the meeting is the only authorised body that approves admission process for every preceding year.

“Advertising before the policy meeting is a violation and abuse of the entire process.

“They must recall that at the meeting, all proceedings, rules and regulations guiding the admissions are discussed and unanimously approved by all stakeholders.

“However, a list of institutions that breached this rule are being compiled by the board and to be forwarded to the appropriate body for sanction.”

Mr Benjamin added that in view of the above, those who intend to make admission adverts before the slated meeting, are urged to have a rethink and halt.

He also noted that the 2018 policy meeting of the education sector was coming early to allow institutions begin early admission.


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JOHESU Strike: FG Talks Tough, Orders Striking Workers To Resume Or “No Pay”

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The federal government on Monday directed the governing boards of federal tertiary health institutions to convene emergency meetings and order striking health workers to return to work.

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, who gave the directive during an emergency meeting with chief medical directors and medical directors of tertiary hospitals in Abuja, said the meeting was aimed to review the status of services being rendered at the various health institutions in view of the ongoing strike.

The minister, in the statement signed by the Director, Media and Public Relations, Boade Akinola, said anyone who fails to resume after the directives of the governing boards, would be considered to have absconded from duty without leave.

This, he said is a serious misconduct in line with the Public Service rule 030413.

The minister said monitoring teams were dispatched to the tertiary hospitals to assess the activities in various hospitals.

He further added that the monitoring teams submitted reports to the ministry which revealed that some hospitals were doing well in providing care, while others were performing below expectation.

Members of Joint Health Sector Workers Union (JOHESU) have been on strike over pay parity with medical doctors since April 17.

Other demands include increment in salary and increase in retirement age of health workers.

However, Adewole said everyone who participated in the strike would not be paid for the period of the strike even if the strike was called off.

“We want you to go back and restore services in your various institutions immediately,” he said.

The minister urged chairmen of the boards to take charge of their facilities and that any chief executive not willing to keep the services running should be suspended and be replaced with another officer in acting capacity.

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WATCH VIDEO: Pastor Claims ‘Christianity Is Centre Of Corruption In Nigeria’

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The general overseer of the Bride Assembly Church, Moses Alu, has alleged that Christianity is the centre of corruption in Nigeria.

An undated video in which the clergyman can be seen making this claim while preaching in his church has since gone viral on social media.

In the video, Alu can be heard saying: “Why do you stand on scriptures that prosper you and you don’t know the scripture that can bring peace to a nation?

“I am not laying curse on any Fulani man, I am not laying curse on the government.

“I’ve looked around everywhere in this country including myself. I have found myself guilty, every Christian in Nigeria, we’re guilty, we would be held responsible for what is happening in the country.

“Because it is Christianity in Nigeria that it is the centre of corruption. Where you should point out evil, you’re romancing with evil.”

The clergy man further disparaged fellow pastors for collecting money from politicians.

“Who are those giving you billions to build your churches,” he asked.

“Are they not the ones that have reduced the country to what it is today? Are the politicians not giving you tithe and offerings? What are you telling them?”

Watch the full video below.

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Democracy Day! Buhari Agrees To Sign ‘Not Too Young To Run’ Bill – But In A Few Days

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President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to sign into law the ‘Not too young to run’ bill, but he will, in a few days’ time.

The President made this promise in a nationwide broadcast in commemoration of the Democracy Day on Tuesday.

He said, “In a few days to come, I will be joined by many promising young Nigerians to sign into law the ‘Not too young to run’ bill.”

The president’s comments would relieve proponents of the revolutionary new law which is aimed at relaxing some of the stringent and discriminatory provisions of the Constitution.

The bill, which is part of the process to amend the 1999 Constitution, seeks to reduce the minimum age requirement for elective positions in the country.

It was first passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives in July 2017. Many state houses of assembly in the country have also passed the bill.

Speaking on the farmers-herders clashes in some parts of the country, Buhari vowed to bring killers and their sponsors to justice.

He said: “The unfortunate incidences of kidnappings, herdsmen and farmers clashes in several communities which have led to high number of fatalities and loss of properties across the country is being addressed and the identified culprits and their sponsors shall be made to face the full wrath of the law.

“All the three tiers of government are presently engaged with communities and religious organizations to restore peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.”

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Children’s Day: Peak Milk Unveils Nigeria’s Largest Chocolate Cup

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FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, makers of Peak Chocolate Full Cream Milk Powder and Peak 456 Growing Up Milk unveiled a 10-foot high chocolate cup, Nigeria’s largest, in celebration of Children’s Day and ahead of the World Milk Day on June 1.

The unveiling which took place at JJT Park in Lagos in partnership with the Nutrition Society of Nigeria was attended by more than 2,000 children, parents and guardians.

Speaking at the event, Gloria Jacobs, Brand Manager of Peak Chocolate Full Cream Milk Powder, stated that the essence of unveiling the giant chocolate cup was to re-emphasize the importance of nutrition whilst creating excitement among the children.

“With this year’s event, we wanted to show something spectacular and never-been-done feat to Nigerian children and particularly impress on them the importance of good nutrition by taking Peak Chocolate and Peak 456 daily for optimal growth and brain development because both contain adequate vitamins and essential nutrients” Jacobs said.

Also speaking at the event, Akon Imoh, Senior Brand Manager, Peak 456 Growing Up Milk explained that to demonstrate the versatility of milk in everyday foods, the children were encouraged to prepare daily recipes with Peak 456 and Peak Chocolate as a follow up to their Peak masterclass. The children then produced pancakes, chocolate cakes and doughnuts, and banana smoothies to the amazement of their parents. There was also a masterclass for mums to highlight the nutritional benefits of adding milk to their children’s daily foods.

Rounding off, Maureen Ifada, Marketing Manager, Peak, reiterated that the Peak brand is synonymous with quality and high standards, and so always goes a step further in providing the best nutrition required for daily living.

“Children are very important to us at FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria and it is very essential to cultivate them young, especially at this stage of their growth when they need high quality nutrition for optimal brain growth, strong body development, sharp minds and a healthy lifestyle,” she said.

As parts of the company’s goals to encourage an active lifestyle from an early age, the children were given the opportunity to participate in outdoor games and perform the drink-move-be-strong exercise routine. Sensational Afro pop singer, Simi, entertained the children and parents with her hit songs.

The Peak Children’s Day Party also featured a nutrition talk by a representative of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria. Everyone enjoyed unlimited access to Peak Chocolate and Peak 456 milk.

Check out the pictures from Peak Milk Unveil in celebration of children’s day and world milk day.

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Peak Chocolate Full Cream Milk

Kids getting their souvenirs

Kids at the activation centre

Face painting for the kids


Games time


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Superstar Mixkid thrilling the kids


Simi giving a magical performance

Marketing Manager, Peak Milk, Maureen Ifada, cutting the tape of Nigeria’s largest Peak chocolate Cup during Peak milk’s children party in Lagos.

Peak milk unveils the biggest peak chocolate cup in Nigeria


For more information on yummy meals for your children and more brand information, kindly visit Peak456 and PeakFun4Kids on Facebook and Instagram.

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Full Text Of President Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech

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Full Text Of Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech

My Dear Nigerians!

Today marks the 19th year of our nascent democracy and the 3rd Anniversary of this administration. I am thankful to Almighty God for bringing us thus far. This administration came at a time that Nigerians needed Change, the Change we promised and the Change we continue to deliver. We have faced a lot of challenges on this journey and Nigerians have stood by us in achieving the three cardinal points of this administration namely; Security, Corruption and the Economy.

  1. The commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day is a celebration of freedom, a salute to the resilience and determination of Nigerians and a recommitment by Government to keep its promise to lead Nigeria into a new era of justice and prosperity.

  2. Public safety and security remains the primary duty of this Government. Before this Administration came into being 3 years ago, Boko Haram held large areas of land spanning several Local Governments in the North East.

  3. Today, the capacity of the insurgents has been degraded leading to the re-establishment of authority of government and the release of captives including, happily, 106 Chibok and 104 Dapchi girls, and over 16,000 other persons held by the Boko Haram.

  4. In order to minimize the impact of the insurgency on Internally Displaced Persons, Government has established secure IDP Camps and has improved the mechanism for the distribution of basic aid, foods and essential commodities using various strategies in collaboration with local and international Organizations.

  5. Efforts are in process for resettlement of IDPs in their home communities by providing schools, hospitals, clinics, water and sanitation to facilitate a quick return to economic activities. Government is similarly implementing de-radicalization and rehabilitation programmes to facilitate sustainable peace and development.

  6. The unfortunate incidences of kidnappings, herdsmen and farmers clashes in several communities which have led to high number of fatalities and loss of properties across the country is being addressed and the identified culprits and their sponsors shall be made to face the full wrath of the law. All the three tiers of Government are presently engaged with communities and religious organizations to restore peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.

  7. I want to commend members of the Multinational Joint Task Force drawn from Niger, Benin, Chad, Cameroon and our own country in collaboration with the International Community who are assisting in the fight against insurgency in the North East. I also commend the gallantry of members of our Armed Forces and other security agencies that have continued to provide security for lives and properties across the country. State and Local traditional authorities are helping with much needed intelligence in this fight against insurgency.

  8. This administration is pained over the grievous loss of lives and properties occasioned by the carnage of insurgency and other forms of criminality in the country. I wish to assure Nigerians that we will not rest until all criminal elements and their sponsors are brought to justice. Government is boosting the capacity of our security agencies through recruitment of more personnel, training and procurement of modern equipment, enhancement of intelligence gathering as well as boosting their morale in the face of daunting challenges.

  9. The Niger Delta Region has enjoyed relative peace through social inclusiveness and cooperation of the Elders and the good people of the region. Government is committed to implementing the comprehensive peace, security and development plan for the region. The environmental clean-up of the region which commenced with the launch in Bodo, Ogoni in June, 2016 is progressing satisfactorily. Furthermore farming assets are being revived and investors in cocoa and palm oil plantations are showing serious interest.

  10. The second primary object of this Administration is to fight corruption headlong. Like I have always said, if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will destroy the country. Three years into this Administration, Nigerians and the international community have begun to applaud our policies and determination to fight corruption. We are more than ever before determined to win this war, however hard the road is. I therefore appeal to all well-meaning Nigerians to continue to support us in this fight.

  11. Various policy measures already put in place to stem the tide of corrupt practices are yielding remarkable results. Some of these key reform policies include:

a. The Treasury Single Account (TSA) has realized Billions of Naira being saved from maintenance fee payable to banks. N200 Billion has also been saved from elimination of ghost workers in public service.

b. The Whistle-Blowing Policy has helped to recover over N500 Billion;

c. The Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit set up with a mandate to validate controls, assess risks, prune personnel costs, ensure compliance with Public Financial Management reforms has helped to identify and remove over 52,000 ghost workers from the Federal Government MDAs Payroll;

d. The Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) aimed at expanding tax education and awareness has offered the opportunity for tax defaulters to regularise their status in order to enjoy the amnesty of forgiveness on overdue interest, penalties and the assurance of non-prosecution or subject to tax investigations.

e. The Sovereign Wealth Fund project portfolio has been expanded with an injection of US$650 million so as to strengthen its investment in local infrastructure, power, health, re-construction of Abuja-Kano road, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, East West Road (Section V) and the Mambilla Hydro-electric Power project as well as the construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge.

  1. The fight against corruption through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has resulted in recoveries of Billions of Naira, as well as forfeiture of various forms of assets. This alongside other efforts has improved Nigeria’s international image and regional cooperation.

  2. We have retained the services of one of the world’s leading assets tracing firms to investigate and trace assets globally. This is in addition to the exploitation of provisions of existing Treaties, Conventions as well as Bilateral Agreements with Multilateral bodies and Nations. Nigeria has also signed Mutual Legal Assistance Agreements to ensure that there is no hiding place for fugitives.

  1. This Administration has therefore focused on revamping the ailing economy it inherited in 2015. In 2016, Government executed an expansionary budget and developed the Strategic Implementation Plan. For the first time, 30% of the budget was earmarked for capital expenditure which represents an upward review when compared with the 2015 budget. The SIP was followed by the development of a comprehensive medium term plan – the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017 – 2020.

  2. The broad strategic objectives of the ERGP were to; Restore and sustain economic growth; Build a globally competitive economy; and Invest in our people. The implementation of the ERGP has started yielding results. The National Bureau of Statistics reports that the economy grew by 1.95% in 1st quarter 2018, which is a good performance when viewed against -0.91 in 1st quarter 2017 and -0.67% in 1st quarter 2016 respectively.

  3. Our foreign reserve has improved significantly to 47.5 billion USD as of May, 2018 as against 29.6 billion USD in 2015. The inflationary rate has consistently declined every month since January, 2017.

  4. Recently, Government conducted Focus Labs in three key sectors of the Economy namely, Agriculture & Transport, Manufacturing and Processing as well as Power and Gas. These have yielded significant prospects for investments and Job creation to the tune of US$ 22.5 billion with a potential for creating more than 500,000 jobs by 2020. These investment generation initiatives are expected to increase capital inflows in the form of foreign direct investment. There is a high prospect that the cumulative investments from this first phase of the Labs will hit US$39.2 billion by 2025.

  5. Under agriculture, Nigeria continues to pursue a strategic food security programme built around self-sufficiency and minimization of import dependency. As a result, rice importation from other countries has been cut down by 90% which has a direct impact on foreign reserves.

  6. The Social Investment Programmes (SIP) has been created as a means to graduating our citizens from poverty through capacity building, investment and direct support. The major strategic objective is to restore livelihood, economic opportunities and sustenance for the poor across the country. The SIP programmes and projects include:

a. Home Grown School Feeding Programme – About 8.2 million pupils are currently being fed from 24 States of the Federation with over 75,000 Catering Staff engaged under the programme.

b. The Conditional Cash Transfer has so far recorded over 297,000 caregivers and being trained by 2,495 Community Facilitators in 21 states. Less privileged Nigerians are now being paid N5,000 monthly stipend in 9 pilot States of Bauchi, Borno, Cross River, Ekiti, Kwara, Kogi, Niger, Osun and Oyo. Eventually the scheme will cover all the 36 states of the federation including the FCT.

c. Under the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme – About 264,269 loans had been disbursed to 4,822 societies in the 36 States and FCT, while another 370,635 are awaiting release of funds.

d. N-Power Job creation Scheme – is targeted at providing jobs for unemployed young graduates and has so far recruited 200,000 youths while the next batch of 300,000 have been selected, verified and would soon be deployed across the 36 States and the FCT. Furthermore, 20,000 non-graduate volunteers have also been selected to kick off the N-Build programme in collaboration with the National Automotive Design and Development Council and the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria.

  1. In the area of power generation, Nigerians from all parts of the country continue to report better power supply and less use of generators. This underscores the effectiveness of the methodical plan to deliver incremental and uninterrupted power supply to our homes, markets, offices and factories.

  2. The country achieved 5, 222.3 MW representing the highest peak of power generated onto the national grid and delivered to customers in December, 2017. With new facilities, repairs and rehabilitations by Government and private investors, generation capability now exceeds 7,500 MW.

  1. This Administration is committed to lawful interventions to ensure the operators of the distribution business live up to expectations especially in the areas of distribution capacity, service delivery, collection efficiency, and metering to eliminate contentious estimated billing.

  2. The Transportation Sector continues to undergo a series of reforms in order to sustain the international best practices and ensure safety and security. The nation’s major airports have witnessed reconstruction of runways, installation of navigational equipment and new international terminals due for commissioning in Abuja, Lagos, Kano and Enugu. Bilateral Air Services Agreements between Nigeria and the Governments of other countries will significantly open up new flight routes.

  3. As a result of strict regulatory and compliance policies, Nigeria retained her Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Category 1 status, after a routine international audit. Recently, a new Maintenance Repair and Overhaul facility with capacity for aircraft C-checks and other comprehensive levels of maintenance was established in Lagos. This would save the country an estimated $90m annually.

  4. Giant strides have been recorded over the past three years to improve road transport infrastructure in all geopolitical zones of the country.

  5. The Railway Sector has also received tremendous attention as this Administration is committed to the goal of linking all State capitals in the Federation by rail network to ease the movement of goods and passengers.

  6. The Education Sector especially at tertiary level has continued to witness expansion in order to improve access to higher education by millions of youths in Nigeria. Over the last three years, Government has approved the establishment of 1 new Federal Polytechnic, granted licenses for the establishment of 4 State and 14 private-owned Universities as well as 12 private Polytechnics.

  7. Government has also continued to support the implementation of various initiatives aimed at improving the quality of Basic Education delivery. Thus, it has ensured proper funding at the Basic Education level with the disbursement of N42.2 billion UBE Matching Grant to 26 States and the FCT, N851.5 million Special Education Grant disbursed to 23 States and private providers of Special Education and N2.2 billion Teachers Professional Development Fund to 33 States and the FCT.

  8. The Federal Government has continued to support fiscal sustainability at the sub-national governments through the implementation of the Budget Support Facility which was accompanied by the 22- point Fiscal Sustainability Plan. Thus, bailouts funds were made available to States to ease their fiscal challenges and other obligations including payment of salaries.

  9. In addition, a total of 73 Ecological Fund projects for the control of gully erosion in different communities across all geopolitical zones have been completed in the last three years and are undergoing commissioning while 53 other projects are ongoing. The execution of these projects has generated 357 skilled jobs and 1,350 unskilled jobs during this period.

  10. It is pertinent to also make mention of the immeasurable contributions of the Nigerian woman to national development and advancement of democracy, over the last three years. The government and people appreciate you all as mothers of our great country.

  11. My dear country men and women, as we all celebrate our democratic experience, let us resolve to avoid hatred and intolerance; we can only achieve our objectives in an atmosphere of harmony and peaceful co-existence.

  12. Finally, the up-coming months will usher us into another season of general elections. Let me use this opportunity to urge us all to conduct ourselves, our wards and our constituencies with the utmost sense of fairness, justice and peaceful co-existence such that we will have not only hitch free elections but also a credible and violence free process.

  13. In few days to come, I will be joined by many promising young Nigerians to sign into law the “Not Too Young to Run” Bill.

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Police Rescue Sex Worker From Client Who Attempted To Kill Her In Lagos Hotel

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The Lagos State Police Command on Monday said that they rescued a commercial sex worker from a client in a hotel room, following an attempted murder.

According to the state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, the police prompt response to a distress call from a worker at Wellwood Hotel, Ajangbadi, Lagos led to the rescue of victim and arrest of the suspect.

Mr Imohimi said: “On the May 24 at about 12:35 a.m, a distress call was received from Wellwood Hotel.

“The duty officer that night at Ilemba Hausa Division, quickly went to the hotel where he found one Faith, a commercial sex worker, with severe injuries on her neck.

“The victim claimed that on the same date at about 12.15 a.m., the suspect came to her hotel room. After sleeping with her, he brought out a rope, tied it around her neck and pulled her down.

“He also tried to suffocate her by blocking her mouth and nostrils with a pillow.

“She was, however, rescued by a staff of the hotel who heard noise in her room as she struggled for life.

“This suspect was arrested and the rope with which he nearly killed the girl was recovered from him.”

The CP said that the suspect was yet to tell the police his motive for attempting to murder the victim.

In a similar development, a 25-year old man was also arrested for luring a woman to a hotel in Lagos, where she was drugged and raped. Mr Edgal said that the suspect invited the victim to De-Didos Hotel on March 4 where the crime was committed.

“The suspect was said to have stolen one Infinix Note 3 phone, one Nokia touch phone, one voter’s card and disappeared ever since.

“Based on this development, detectives investigating the case tapped into our robust partnership with community members and hoteliers in the area.

“They circulated the suspect’s details to hotels in the area and to all nooks and crannies of Ajangbadi.

“This paid off on May 25 when the suspect went to one of the hotels to lodge and he was promptly arrested by the operatives of the command” he said.

NAN reports that the CP also urged members of the public to be mindful of who they interact with on the social media.

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We No Fight Again! 146 Boko Haram Insurgents Surrender To Nigerian Army

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About 146 suspected Boko Haram insurgents have surrendered their arms at various military formations in the north-east.

The commander of operation Lafiya Dole, Roger Nicholas, stated this when he spoke with newsmen while parading 17 suspects who recently renounced their membership at the military command in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.

“Seventy of them had surrendered in Munguno, 60 in Bama, while this set of 17 just willingly surrendered to our troops,” the commander said.

Nicholas further disclosed that the amnesty opportunity provided in operation Safe Corridor was already yielding a positive result.

According to him, the army had established designated centres at various commands and formation where the insurgents can come out and surrender.

He further disclosed that the 17 insurgents had testified that they were no longer interested in the fight, hence, renouncing their membership to accept meaningful reintegration.

Some of the paraded Boko Haram who spoke to newsmen said they were tired of the crimes they have committed fighting as Boko Haram insurgents.

One of the suspect, Mustapha Umar, said; “I m a commander at the lake area. My operation was mainly on the water. My regret was the number of persons I have killed and took their money. I have killed many people but I am asking for forgiveness.”

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