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Retired Stripper Blac Chyna Gets N10m Deal For Abuja Pool Party

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An American model, Angela Renèe, popularly known as Blac Chyna, is set to visit Nigeria for a pool party in November. In a post on her Instagram page on Wednesday, the mother of one who was formerly married to Rob Kardashian, a brother to reality TV star, Kim Kardashian described Nigeria as “motherland". Alongside a flyer of the event, she wrote ““Hello Nigeria, I am visiting the motherland finally to party with the playnetworkafr in Abuja. Shout out to Charlesofplay and hit him up for invites". Confirming her visit, Arafat Balogun, the manager of Play Network Africa revealed that the deal cost $30,000 aside travel plans and accommodation.  Speaking with NAN, she said the model would be in Abuja for the party.  She said: “A deal in the excess of N10 million has been

OPEN LETTER: Buhari Government Added $10bn To Our Public Debt By Ettu Mohammed

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Prof. yemi Osinbajo   Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Professor Osinbajo (GCON) Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria Abuja, Nigeria Your Excellency Sir, Re: Buhari Government Added $10bn To Our public Debt Sir, this is not factual sir, President Buhari led Federal Government has added a total of $29.8bn to our Public debt in three years going by the books of Debt Management office. Sir, Public Debts are held in USD in Nigeria and many countries of the world. But one thing that is sacrosanct is that all Nations Domestic debts are held in their local currency and Nigeria is not excluded. Sir, as at June 30, 2015, according to the Debt Management Office. The following debt profile was listed against our country. Nigeria domestic debt which is inclusive of FG and State was N10.09 t...

The Shiites And The Army Of Butchers By Charles Ogbu

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"Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers"~~St Augustine  The reaction of Nigerians to Saturday's shooting of yet to be ascertained number of members of Shiite Islamic sect at Zuba bridge, Abuja, by the Nigerian army has conclusively exposed the fact that reasonable number of Nigerians have very low sense of Civic consciousness in addition to knowing absolutely nothing on how security forces ought to operate and relate with civilians in a civilized society. Of course, I blame them not, considering that we live in Nigeria, a country where the President and Commander-In-Chief and all his security Chiefs take turn justifying and explaining away the routine massacre of hundreds of tax paying citizens by Fulani militia  operating under the umbr...

The Girl Osinbajo ‘Fell In Love With’ And All That Went Down At Ake Festival 2018

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On Sunday, October 28, the Ake Festival came to an end.  The four-day event, which holds annually in Nigeria, is the brain-child of author Lola Shoneyin, whose debut novel 'The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives' was nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2010.  The event was declared open on Friday by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who acknowledged the importance of the creative industry, while also paying tribute to great Nigerian poets such as Niyi Osundare, Molara Wood and Tanure Ojaide.  Delivering his welcome address, he cited the consequences of discouraging participation in the arts with a fictional childhood experience he had with a girl he "fell in love with". “Does the artist have a responsibility to society beyond that of the ordinary citizen?

Despite Losing Five Members To Army, Shi’ites Flood Abuja For El-Zakzaky Protest

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The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has waded through barricades mounted by security agents, and marched through Abuja in protest. The protesters, who came from different states, arrived Abuja through Kubwa expressway, wielding portraits of their spiritual leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, as well as flags with Arabic inscriptions. Efforts by a combined detachment of armed policemen and soldiers to prevent the group from proceeding with the protest proved futile, as they waded through the security barricades. The protesters, who converged on Abuja from different states across the nation, defied a heavy downpour as they chanted: 'Free Zakzaky'; 'Free Our Leader'. The group later ended the protest at Citec bus stop, near Gwarinpa, a few meters away from Abuja. They, however, vowe...

President Without A Certificate By Ebun-olu Adegboruwa

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Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa Major-Gen Muhammadu Buhari (Retd) is eminently qualified to contest the presidential election in 2019. The controversy over the qualification of Gen Buhari to contest the 2019 presidential election is needless. By section 131, of the 1999 Constitution, a person is qualified for election to the office of President if: A. He is a citizen of Nigeria B. He has attained the age of forty years. C. He is a member of a political party and he is sponsored by that political party; and D. He has been educated up to at least School Certificate level or its equivalent. In my humble view, Gen Buhari has met all the above requirements. Under and by virtue of section 318 (1) of the Constitution: “School Certificate or its equivalent” means- a. a Secondar

Delta Poly Students Demand Immediate Sack DSA Of Over ‘Bribery, Extortion, Abuse Of Office’

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Thomas Ojuye, Dean of Student Affairs, Delta State Polytechnic Students of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area of the state, have called for the immediate probe and sack of the Dean of Student Affairs, Thomas Ojuye and the institution's Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Chairman, America Akpituren Mogbeiyishereje, over "abuse of office, gross misconduct and extortion from vulnerable students". Some of the students, who spoke in confidence to SaharaReporters, alleged that "abuse of office, extortion and other forms of misconduct have become the order of the day at the office of the Dean of Students Affairs, especially when it concerns the issues of students bursary". Narrating happenings in the school, one of the students, who preferred not...

UNIBEN Students Receive Presidential Commendation For Innovation

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has commended the Mr Voiceover Mentorship Initiative team for their activities geared towards job creation and empowerment. Osinbajo stated this during his visit to Benin City in Edo State. Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, who was present with Osinbajo at the Edo State government house applauded the team of students, Ifeanyi Dickins, Emmanuel Oluwasayomi Ahmadu, Ayodele Ayodeji, Akomolafe Jesutomi, Andrew Nwuzurike, and others for thinking out of the box on finding solutions to environmental pollution. The initiative is aimed at creating jobs by converting waste nylon wrappers into creative paintings, as well as collage artworks for portrait, furniture design, interior decoration, monument and others. The vice-president took one of the cre...