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LEAH SHARIBU TURNS 16 TODAY, IN CAPTIVITY!!!

Leah Sharibu was among the abducted 109 girls of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State. The girls were abducted by the terrorist group, Boko Haram on February 19, 2018. Leah Sharibu who was aged fifteen at the time of the abduction in March 2018 turn 16 today, Monday. While 104 abducted girls were released to their parents, Leah Sharibu was held back by the captives because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.
“Monday, May 14 , 2018, our daughter, Miss Leah Sharibu , will be 16 years . If she were here with us , we would have been celebrating her 16 th birthday with her . “She is not with us and all we can do is fast and pray for her as a family and I want to appeal to all Nigerians and other concerned people around the world to help us pray for her safety wherever she is and for her return as well. “President Buhari seemed to have forgotten about Leah but we know God who brought her forth will not forget her . We believe that God is keeping watc…

Mohammed Salah : The Hundreds at His Door Steps

Like a lot of football players whose countries had early exits from the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Mohammed Salah of Egypt and Liverpool FC returned home to Egypt, his country.


That's not the story though, somehow, his home address was leaked on Facebook. Guess what happened next. Exactly! Hundreds of fans showed up right at his door step and Salah welcomed them by signing autographs, taking pictures with them and accepting the gifts they brought.




2018 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards

Nigerian comedian and actor, Bovi and Ghanaian actress and TV host, Joselyn Dumas will reveal the nominees for the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv this Saturday, 30 June at 6pm GMT.

Director, M-Net (West Africa), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu speaking on the event : “We are honored to showcase and celebrate the creative industry each year on the platform of the AMVCAs. In the past five years, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to nurture and showcase indigenous talent from across the continent. Join us on Saturday, 30 June as we reveal the nominees for the sixth edition of the Awards. ”




Mba-Uzoukwu revealed that 3000 entries have been received across the continent.

This year's awards will be presented in 27 categories; while seven categories are open to public voting, 20 categories will be decided by the AMVCA panel of judges.

On September 1, the 2018 AMVCA will be broadcast live on all Africa Magic channels.

Ahmed Musa : Completely Swamped at the Mosque

He become very popular across the nation after he scored a double at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia when Nigeria played against Iceland. That's right, I am taking about Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa.

He is back in the country but we doubt he has had a breather ever since. When he went to observe Juma’ah Prayers at the National Mosque in Abuja to observe the on Friday, excited fans surrounded him completely.

While Musa has the Budweiser Man of the Match at the FIFA World Cup in Russia after his brace against Iceland, Nigeria's No. 7 has his name in the history books for becoming the second African player to score a World Cup brace, after Roger Milla in 1990.



The Super Eagles players have been exiting the Essentuki Camp Base in Russia in bits. Those who have left camp include team captain Mike Obi, Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho, Leon Balogun, Alex Iwobi, Kenneth Omeruo and Tyronne Ebuehi.
According to Ademola Olajire, the Director of Communications of Nigeria …

Simple Laundry Hacks We All Need to Know

I believe most people do not delight in this one chore called “laundry” but it is a part of life. Then there is the little mistakes such as shrinking a sweater, accidentally dying a dress (and I totally cringe at moments like this).

Look, I bring you good news! The problems we encounter while doing our laundry have got solutions and they're right below.
Enjoy the read.

Sprinkle salt on clothes to keep them from running

Usually, we simply avoid this problem by separating clothes and washing them by colour, however, sprinkling salt will actually keep clothes from running. It is a simpler and eco-friendly alternative. Salt contains chloride which helps protect vibrant colors and keep them from fading too fast in the wash.

Apply hair spray or hand sanitizer on ink marks to remove stains

You can use hairspray or hand sanitizer to get rid of stains. How does it work? Well, the alcohol in the hairspray or hand sanitizer act as a powerful solvent. After saturating the stain with either pro…

Let Us Appoint Youths As State Ministers - Yakubu Dogara

At the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Conference organised to celebrate President Mohammadu Buhari’s assent to the Bill, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara who was in attendance had something to say: “I don’t think we will be asking for too much after the 2019 elections if we insist on a situation where we can appoint youth as Ministers of State.

“This is so that youths’ participation can be enhanced. It is not too much, and if we demand it and stay through to the cause, like joke it will happen,’’ he said.

“They have always been told that they are still young, they have always been told that they should wait to for their time.

“Though the age reduction bill had been signed, it is only the legal barrier that was removed, but there are other barriers left to be conquered in terms of bringing the youth into positions of leadership.

“Barriers like that of economic, institutional and capacity building have to be pulled down for youths who will occupy these offices and without c…

Abacha's Loot to be Shared to Poor Nigerians

$322 million that was recovered from Sani Abacha's loot will be shared to 302,000 poor households in 19 states in July.

This information was disclosed by Tukur Rumar of the National Cash Transfer Office (NTCO), at a roundtable on assets recovery organised by the Swiss Embassy on Thursday, in Abuja.
According to the federal government, the loot was recovered through Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT).

The states to benefit from this include :
Niger, Kogi, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo, Kwara, Cross River, Bauchi, Gombe, Jigawa, Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, Anambra and Internally Displaced Camps (IDPs) in Borno.

Mr Rumar further said recipients from the selected households will receive N5,000 monthly. They were derived from the National Social Register (NSR) that the 19 states are already on.

Through this programme, beneficiaries will be trained on livelihood skills, social skills and other programmes that would change their lives completely.



Michael Jackson's Daughter : Her Final Moments with Joe Jackson

The daughter of Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson posted a photo of what appeared to be her holding her grandfather's hand and photos of him as a younger man along with a lengthy caption on her Instagram account @parisjackson . 
"RIP The HAWK. Joseph Jackson," Paris Jackson wrote.
"Spending those last few moments with you were everything. Being able to tell you everything I needed to tell you before saying goodbye was such a blessing," she continued. 
"Everyone that came to visit you, came with love, respect, and so much pride in their hearts for you. proud of you, proud to be your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, proud to have your strength and share the dynasty you spent your life creating, and proud to be a Jackson."

She called her grandfather "the first true Jackson. The legend that started it all." "None of us would be anywhere near where we're at if it weren't for you," the younger Jackson wrote. "…

MJ'S FATHER, JOE JACKSON IS DEAD

Joseph "Joe" Jackson died on Wednesday at a Las Vegas hospital but the cause of his death has not been released. Joe died at the age of 89.

Joe formed 'The Jackson Brothers' in 1963 for his sons Tito, Jackie and Jermaine and he put them in local talent shows. Later, brothers Marlon and Michael joined the group and they became 'The Jackson 5' in 1966.
Two years later, they signed with Motown Records.

The Jackson 5 went on to become one of the most successful R&B groups in history. Joe Jackson was their manager during this time. At the height of their stardom, The Jackson 5 sold millions of records and had their own CBS variety show.

On Sunday, a tweet was shared on Jackson's official Twitter account " I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see. The sun rises when the time comes and whether you like it or not the sun sets when the time comes ."

His daughter, La Toya Jackson, tweeted about her father Wednesday.
"I will always love …

BIG PLANS FROM MARVEL STUDIOS AND SONY

The president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige shared the big thing Marvel has planned "Brand new heroes, new types of heroes, continuing what we see in Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Black Panther, and Captain Marvel."

Feige, said their focus was around movies exploring “ who a hero can be and should be “.
Explaining the reason behind that direction with : “ We want people from any background to be able to look at that screen and see themselves reflected, and just as important to have different types of people be inspired by people who don’t look like them, or people who have different backgrounds than them, and let them inspire them going forward.
“ To me, that’s the most important thing that we can do, and we’ve started it, and we’re going to continue it .”


On the other hand , December 13, 2019 is the official release date for Sony's sequel to "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle". Dwayne Johnson unveiled this information.

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is a sequel t…

STORMY WEATHER FORECAST

Today's weather forecast from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) follows thus:

“During the afternoon and evening period, isolated thunderstorms are expected over Katsina, Kano and Zaria with day and night temperatures in the ranges of 32 to 36 and 20 to 27 degrees Celsius respectively.
“There are prospects of thunderstorms and rains over most parts of the country within the next 24 hours”

Other Northern States like Sokoto, Kebbi, Maiduguri, Dutse and Nguru will experience cloudy conditions with prospects of thunderstorms.

Thunderstorms and rains are expected to affect Kaduna, Jos, Abuja, Niger, Ilorin and Kogi later in the day.

Stay dry or wet, whichever you prefer!

HERE IS WHY THE FG MIGHT SANCTION UNIVERSITIES

Speaking for the Federal Government was the Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, who promised that Federal Government will sanction any tertiary institution which charges more than N2,000 for Post-UTME.

Adamu made this warning at the ongoing Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Policy Meeting on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Gbongan, Osun.

Adamu :
“At the 2017 policy meeting, I endorsed that any institution which was interested in conducting any form of Post-UTME screening could do so, but that the gross charge for the screening should not be more than N2,000.

“Once again, let me caution heads of tertiary institutions that it would not be tolerated for any institution to charge any fee beyond the approved two thousand naira (N2,000).

“Firmer sanctions than those of last session shall be applied to cases of violation,” the minister said.

He also addeded, “No admission to any tertiary institutions should be announced before the policy meeting.

“It is apprecia…

CANDIDATES CAN PROTEST ADMISSION STATUS- JAMB REGISTRAR

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, has made public this information : 414,696 candidates, out of the 1,603,181 who sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, scored above 200.
This figure, he said translates to 25. 09 percent.

This is against the 465,025 (27.00 percent) of the 1, 606, 374 who scored above 200 in 2017.

558, 673 candidates scored above 190; 739,490 above 180 and 956, 937 above 170.

Policy Meeting held at the newly inaugurated Bola Babalakin Auditorium in Gbongan, Osun State.

Prof Oloyede speaking on regulations guiding the process : “Every candidate is required to accept or reject his/her admission before the process is said to be completed.

“Candidates can now protest their admission status should they feel they are not fairly treated. ”


QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE THREE NIGERIANS YOUTHS

Three Nigerians, Hauwa Ojeifo, Isaac Ezirim and Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph, have been honoured by Queen Elizabeth II.

These Nigerians were presented with the Queen’s Young Leaders Award at a  ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.

From these young leaders from 38 Commonwealth countries, solutions to global issues such as climate change, food scarcity, gender-based violence, mental health, and access to education will be birthed.


Isaac got an award for his work in teaching coding to teenagers in low-income areas, founding Teens Can Code which is currently training 200 teenagers how to build web and mobile applications using the same tools that are used by professionals in the tech industry.


Hauwa got an award for the work she is doing to tackle the stigma around mental health, running a women’s support group called She Writes Women, which focuses on mental health support and outreach among some of the most vulnerable people in the community.


Kennedy received his award for his work in promo…

"IT'S AN INJUSTICE TO BLAME ME FOR HERDSMEN KILLINGS" - BUHARI

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to avoid inflammatory utterances that could endanger peace or promote conflicts.

Buhari during an interactive session with stakeholders in Plateau State :
“Whatever is being given to the media , we have to be very responsible about it.

‘‘Take for instance the situation in Benue. The Benue subsistence farmer knows that the Nigerian cattle herder that he knows doesn’t carry nothing more than a stick, occasionally sometimes something to cut grass to feed his cattle.

‘‘But the present herder, I am told, carries AK 47 and people are even blaming me for not talking to them because ( they say ) I look like one of them.

‘‘There is some injustice in these aspersions.”


He added, “I will continue to pressurise members of the law enforcement agencies directly under me by the constitution as the Commander - in Chief.

“About eight days ago , we had five hours security meeting of the service chiefs and the Inspector -General of Police.

BIG CHEERS FOR SPIDERMAN!

Do you remember the young 22 year old Malian, who scaled four storeys easily to safe a child dangling from a rail in France?

That's right, Mamoudou Gassama, left Mali for greener pastures in France and after doing the unthinkable, French President Emmanuel Macron met with him after which he awarded Gassama with a French citizenship.

Good news! It doesn't stop there because at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, Gassama received a humanitarian award alongside Anthony Borges, James Shaw Jr., Justin Blackman, Naomi Wadler , and Shaun King .


Gassama is currently receiving lessons on being a firefighter at the French fire service with a pay of 600 euros monthly for his humanitarian gesture.

DROWNING : PLEASE, HELP!

Recently, Nigerians joined singer, entrepreneur, husband and father, D'banj to mourn the loss of his 13 months old son who drowned in the swimming pool near the near.

Painful as it is, it is highly necessary that we note this sad incident forever and move on to acquiring skills that will prove helpful in future situations similar to this.


1. LEARN HOW TO SWIM

If you’re not a swimmer and chances are you live near water or you might eventually have cause to enter the pool or send kids to take a swim, you need to take lessons and learn how to swim.

When you're not in the pool, never take your eyes off your child when he or she is in or around the water. Children who are younger (but older than age 1) might also benefit from swimming lessons, but check with your doctor first.

2. HAVE A FENCE AROUND THE POOL

Having a pool, pond, or hot tub on your property is a massive responsibility. Therefore, having a fence (one that goes directly around the pool ) between the water and your hous…

PRESIDENT BUHARI TO PLATEAU

President Buhari had an interactive session with traditional rulers, community and religious leaders, representatives of youth and women groups and security chiefs, including the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris at the Government House in Jos, Plateau State.
The President said necessary steps will be taken to ensure that the perpetrators of this massacre are punished.

NIGERIA VS ARGENTINA : HIGHLIGHTS OF MEMORABLE MOMENTS

1min: Nigeria kicks off.

8min: Tagliafico gives the game’s first wide shot.

9min: Musa answers with Nigeria’s first shot. Also well wide. Messi attacks at the other end with Ekong defending strongly.

12min: Iheanacho passes up a wide open but Moses on the right and loses the ball.

14min: Messi scores his first goal at the World Cup, on his 13th shot. 1-0.

20min: Currently, Argentina stands on second in Group D.

32min: Banega’s provides a throughball, for Di Maria, who gets his legs tangled with Ekong. Argentina gets a free kick while Ekong of Nigeria gets a yellow card.

33min: Messi hits the goal post from the free kick!

36min: Etebo wins a free kick but it’s easily saved.

41min: Armani out quickly to clear the ball ahead of an onrushing Musa. Iheanacho’s throughball just a bit too long. Etebo comes through with a follow-up shot from the throw-in.

45min: Rojo kicks Iheanacho in the face in the penalty area. No call.

HALF-TIME

Second-half begins. Ighalo replaces Iheanacho, who was rat…

NAIJA TO THE WORLD : OMOTOLA, 3 OTHER NIGERIANS INVITED TO OSCARS

The Oscars Academy is a world recognised movie-related organisation made up of over 8000 accomplished men and women working in cinema.

Hold that thought for a moment, will you? Now, four Nigerians have been invited to this Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences.
The academy organises and decides the nominations for the universally-acclaimed Oscars award for motion pictures.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
She is a leading Nollywood actress with over 300 films and multiple awards to her credit.

Wunmi Mosaku
She is a Nigerian-born British actress who won the 2017 BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Gloria Taylor in the TV film ‘Damilola, Our Loved Boy’.

Femi Odugbemi
He is the award winning producer of ‘Tinsel’, ‘Battleground’ and a classic 2013 documentary titled ‘Literature, Language and Literalism’.

Ngozi Onwurah is a Nigerian-born British producer, director and lecturer who won the Best Short Film- Melbourne Film Festival, Australia and Best Documentary- Montrea…

PLATEAU MASSACRE : WILL BUHARI GO THERE ?

After the death of over 150 persons who were said to be mourning the death of a local leader in Plateau, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, while paying condolence visit to the people of the state, said President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Plateau State on Tuesday.

According to reports, Buhari has been in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, for the commissioning of a Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital and a rice “city” and seedlings factory.

This particular wave of violence is regarded to be an act of retaliation on the part of herdsmen after those in the affected settlement attacked cattle belonging to the herdsmen.

A source at the presidential villa disclosed that the president’s convoy and advance team had “already left the Aso Rock Villa for Plateau State early on Tuesday.”


More details later....

D'BANG BEREAVED

Death has occurred in the house of Nigerian singer, entertainer and entrepreneur, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo also known as D'banj.
D'banj and his wife Lineo Kilgrow, lost their one-year-old son, Daniel Oyebanjo III.

The toddler who was 13 months old at the time of his death reportedly drowned at a pool in the singer’s residence in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The singer posted a black image with the caption: “Trying Times. But my God is Always and Forever Faithful.”


While the corpse of the child has been reportedly moved to the morgue, a lot of Nigerian celebrities have reached out to the father on his IG account.









D’banj had marked the first birthday of his son, in May.


Our hearts and prayers go to the family. May the Lord comfort you.