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Popular Nigerian singer Banky W, ho can be considered as one of the top music artistes in Africa, could have been just an individual that is relatively unknown if not for persistence and endurance.

According to the Lagos Party crooner, there was a time he was so much depressed that he contemplated quitting music.

Sometimes referred to as the king of R ‘n’ B in Nigeria, Banky W revealed that he has had three cancer operations; he has been robbed, kidnapped and his house has caught fire but despite all these, he is still waxing strong.

The singer made this revelation during a radio programme and explained how he was robbed and kidnapped for about 45 minutes on the first day of 2009.

“All the money that I had saved for my music, I had spent on marketing, videos and other things. On the last day of December 2008, I realised that these things were not working out well for me because I had high hopes when I was returning to Nigeria from America.

I believed that I would be the greatest artiste in the world till reality set in. I went to church for new year service as I always do and I prayed to God telling him that things were not working out fine for me. I even wrote down my prayer point, telling God what I wanted.

As I left the church, I got accosted by armed robbers at about past 1 am and that was the worst 45 minutes of my life. They drove around and demanded that I withdraw money from my account for them.

At that point, I was already broke, depressed, frustrated and tired. I was already regretting the fact that I came to Nigeria because when my parents knew about my decision, they were worried, especially my mother.

They all told me that it would not work and then I got robbed. After I got robbed, a few days later, the caretaker of my house got drunk, took my car and drove it into a neighbour’s wall on the same estate. That was my only means of transportation and it was gone. This was a car that was always breaking down all over Lagos.

I had already started releasing music and fame came before fortune. Sadly, anytime someone sees you on television, they assume that you have money. At the time, I would borrow N5,000 from Segun Demuren every Monday to fuel my car and buy airtime for my phone. Luckily for me, I had somewhere to lay my head and there was food on the table. But that is how bad things were for me. When I got robbed and my car was later damaged, I did not know how to get around.

How Segun Demuren came to his rescue:

“At that time, I sat in my room depressed and Segun came around and asked me for my next move. I told him that it would be nice to record a new album but that I did not have the funds. He asked who I wanted to work with and I told him Cobhams.

Back then, we were not friends and to be honest, getting Cobhams’ services is not cheap. We called his office and got the price. Segun actually went to borrow money and gave it to me. He said I should use a fraction of it to fix my car while I use the rest for my album. Then, I was very close to throwing in the towel and returning to America.

I thought of getting a job as well but we held on. I decided to start again but work differently. I changed my method and approach. I worked with Cobhams and the first song we did was ‘Strong Thing.’ That was the song that changed the game for me,” he said.

Banky W used his life story to advise those going through a rough time, reminding them that things would get better.

“I am saying all this because sometimes when you have hit rock bottom and it feels like everything you have tried is not working; the good news is that the only place to go is up. It is in that moment you need to hold on a little bit longer.

You tell yourself that things are bad but I did not die and since you have breath in your lungs, you have the chance to turn things around because tomorrow is a new day. Crying over your past is not going to do anything for you,” Banky W said.

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A Nigerian man has taken to a popular forum to narrate on how his friend has gotten addicted to the banned drug Tramadol.

According to him, he is already losing concentration and his aggressiveness is increasing by the day.

The man also mentioned that the addiction started while they were in school as the friend claimed the drug helped him in assimilating whatever he read then

Read his story below:

Let me go straight to the point I’ve got this friend of mine who stays in the same estate her with me in ibeju-lekki area this young man is in his late twenties and also a graduate, this his addiction started way back when we were still undergraduate.

He used to use this particular drug just because of reading sake Co’s he once told me his brain it’s always at it’s peak whenever his on this drug and he tends to assimilate anything he reads, now he’s outta school though he got side hustle put guys my guy is outta hand the rate at which he takes this drugs now is alarming the reason

I’m saying this is simply on the fact that I was with him yesterday evening and I needed him to enter d number of a mechanic he recommended for me to fix ma car,… his hand was really shaking badly that I noticed he had to quickly adjust by using the other hand to hold on to the phone.

I tried engaging him into a man on man conversation but he reluctantly snapped out! so when we drove to his apartment I noticed just when his was about to take a leak just outta curiosity I entered his room and saw lots of sachets of these particular drugs I mean lots of it,

So I confronted him and there he goes telling me he can’t go a day without taking nothing less than 800-1000mg I didn’t know when I said Jesus, and he is always aggressive I’m just feeling very concerned the thing is that he doesn’t listen to me on matters like this, and he’s fiance is a nurse and she’s also not aware of his addiction

His mother too isn’t aware although both his mum and girl are close to me I’m thinking of bringing them into talking to him especially his fiance Co’s I know he loves and respects her and would most likely listen to her, but at the same time I don’t want to be seeing as a snitch and end up spoiling our relationship he’ll never tell me anything and most likely won’t trust me!

How Do I bring them to know about this without making it all pointing to me, note I’m the only one he opened up to.. even he’s fiance as close as she is she has no idle about his addiction and seriously assuming he’s only taking it occasionally I won’t mind or maybe taking it on a low quantity I’ll just be about fine but a thousand mills daily hahba he needs help!

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Arsene Wenger is dismayed with Arsenal’s board for issuing him an ultimatum over his future.

The 68-year-old shocked the football world when he announced yesterday that he would be stepping down as manager at the end of the season, despite having a year left on his contract.

Arsenal’s players were shocked to learn the news when the Frenchman addressed the squad in a brief speech before training.

The Times, UK, is reporting that Wenger was forced to end his 22-year reign after Arsenal’s board told him that he would be sacked at the end of the season if he did not leave on his own terms.

The newspaper reports that Wenger has been left ‘dismayed’ at the way his Arsenal career has ended on that note.

Yesterday afternoon, Arsenal’s CEO, Ivan Gazidis refused to elaborate on what the board told Wenger in the build-up to the announcement but believed the Frenchman would be impossible to replace.

“You don’t find a replacement; you find a new path forward,” he told reporters.

“When we look forward, the football club now is in a very different place than it was 22 years ago. It’s unthinkable to me that we’ll have another manager who will have a 22-year tenure

“We’re going to have a process and that the process begins today but I want to keep it in-house.

“We’ll go through a respectful process. In accordance with Arsenal values and our respect for this man, we haven’t had any discussions around that. I don’t underestimate the challenge of that.”

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West Ham manager, David Moyes, has said that replacing Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss will be tough.

Moyes knows better than most about succeeding a long-serving and successful manager, as he took over from the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

The Scot lasted just 10 months before he was sacked.

Now in charge of the Hammers, Moyes will take his team across London to face Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.

“It’s never easy when you follow great managers at great clubs.

“It’ll be tough for whoever takes the job.

“It’s been an incredible achievement for him to be the job that long — as it was for Sir Alex Ferguson. I thought I did well with 11 years at Everton.

“Real football people appreciate what he (Wenger) has done. He is a proper football man, he lives and breathes it, he’s dedicated to his job and his sport.

“I’d probably wish it hadn’t been announced before this weekend but most people appreciate Arsene and what he has done in football. I respect him for what a good football man he is,” Moyes said.

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Dancehall singer and self-acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son, Duncan Mighty, has debunked the rumour that he acquired so much wealth through his indulgence in oil bunkering.

While speaking with Saturday Beats about how he made his money, the singer mentioned that he has always had the thought that people must bear the belief that he is into something illegal to have been so rich.

He said:

“I have read in several places where people link my wealth to illegal activities like oil bunkering but I don’t feel bad about it. Such things are normal. Making money in life for me is not the ultimate thing. People would always judge how you make money especially when they know where you are coming from.

They know that my family did not have money while I was growing up so they would question my wealth. When God blesses you, he does not look at where you are coming from. It is just a normal thing for people to talk about the way you made your money without talking about how you suffered,” he said.

But the singer pointed out that he has invested so much in construction and building and that is where the bulk of his money comes from and not even from music:

“It is good to make money. I am a very hard working man and aside music, I own and run a construction company. In each of my sites, I have at least 43 staff members who work as engineers. So, apart from music, I do civil engineering works. Despite the fact that I am an artiste, I am also an engineer. I make money from my works, I have done good jobs and people refer me to others that need my services. I lease heavy duty machines as well. I am not bragging but showing you how hard I work. Money does not make a man.”

He seized the opportunity to advise his colleagues to leverage on their fame while they are still in demand because tomorrow might be too late. Duncan Mighty said:

“I am using this medium to talk to other artistes, music should not be the only way you make money. No man can reign forever, it is only Jesus that can reign forever. The young must grow and the new must come; you might be the ‘new’ kid on the block today but years down the line, you would become ‘old school’.

You do not have a choice over things like this. You should be able to build your life to an extent without entirely depending on music. Without music, you can still build a skyscraper. It is too bad when an artiste does not have a new song and because of that gets broke. I see no reason why a musician would not invest his money in other sectors. When you invest early, people would always tell you that you have money.

I did not squander my money; I have a good home, I have impacted on so many lives, my vehicles and companies are running fine, so why would people not say that I have too much money? I have too much money because I work too much. As an artiste, you should learn to diversify. If it means you should sell pure water, please do so, forget about pride. When you make money from a show, put it in your business.

Don’t forget that normal businessmen and politicians are not as popular as artistes, so you can leverage on your fame and work. Don’t use your fame to chase the slay queens on the internet; use your name to invest and make money so that when you are old, people would buy your product.”

 

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Nigerian female pop singer, Seyi Shay, has been able to hold it down in the male-dominated music industry. But despite the smiles she brings to the face of her teeming fans, the singer opened up in a chat with Saturday Beats, on the void in her heart that no one can fill.

She said that most nights before going to bed she thinks of her dead mother and some of her last words to her.

She said:

“Currently all my father does is to pray for me. Before my mother died, her last words to me were that I should become all I can be and I would eventually make it in Nigeria. I really miss my mother and I wish she could see everything that I am doing now. I wish she could see that I have not given up despite the setbacks I encounter in my job. I think my mother would be proud of me.

“If my mother was alive, I am sure she would always ask me when I would introduce her to my fiancé but before her death, she never pressured me about marriage. Before she died, she told me that I should make sure I have done everything I wanted to do before any other thing. She said I should not let any man stop my dream. That is what she said to me. Now, I am ready for marriage, I even sang about it in my new project.”

Speaking more about her recent project which is her new EP, Electric Package, she said that she has gone back to her roots with the body of work.

“I started the process of this EP in November; I recorded over 20 songs but picked the best six songs based on the story I want to tell. I picked the most indigenous songs because I want to connect with my roots again. People think I am too foreign, so I wanted to show them that I am not. The first song I released was ‘Loving Your Way, and this EP goes back to that sound which I started with.

Learning the Shaku Shaku dance:

“Everybody is doing the Shaku Shaku dance and it took me a long time to learn the dance. D’banj taught me how to dance it and I am glad to say that I can do the dance step. It was not till I learnt how to dance it that I realised that it is quite easy. People think it is about the footwork but it is more about the hand movement; if you get the hand and head movement right, the footwork would be easy,” she said.

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One of the world’s biggest dance music stars, Avicii, has passed away.

The Swedish DJ died in Oman at the age of 28.

Avicii’s club anthems include Wake Me Up, Hey Brother, and recently, Lonely Together with Rita Ora.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.

“The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time,” his representative said in a statement on Friday.

No cause of death was announced as Avicii’s representative said no further statements would be issued.

The electronic dance music (EDM) star, who reportedly made $250,000 (£180,000) a night on tour, had struggled with some health issues in the past, having his gall bladder and appendix removed in 2014.

He announced his retirement from touring in 2016, partly because of the health problems.

“I know I am blessed to be able to travel all around the world and perform, but I have too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist,” he said at the time.

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Chelsea captain, Gary Cahill has lauded teammate, Victor Moses for his ‘brilliant’ performance in Chelsea’s 2-1 win against Burnley on Thursday at Turf Moor in the Premier League.

Moses, who won the man of the match award, scored the Blues opener in the 20th minute of the match before firing in the winner for Chelsea in the 70th minute.

The goal was Moses’ third goal of the season in 28 Premier League appearances for Antonio Conte’s side.

Speaking through Chelsea’s official website, Cahill said, “He (Moses) was brilliant”.

“He kept the width really well for us, and he managed to get down the side quite often.

“There were a number of players who did very well. We showed the right attitude and character which you have to otherwise you get unstuck at places like these.

“To win away at Turf Moor is very good for us. They have been fantastic this season, a credit to themselves, and they made it tough for us throughout the whole game, but it was a decent performance from us.”

Chelsea’s next game is against Southampton at the Wembley stadium on Sunday in the FA Cup semi-finals.

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The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has debunked speculations that Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has a €300million release clause in his contract.

Spanish newspaper, El Pais, had claimed that a failure to win the Champions League, the Ballon d’Or or The Best FIFA’s Men’s Player would have activated a €300 million release clause in Neymar’s contract on September 1, 2018.

But the LFP issued a statement on Friday in response to the article, citing a rule that says minimum fee release clauses and exit clauses are not permitted in professional French football contracts.

“The LFP issues a clear reminder about article 202 of its rule book,” the LFP statement read.

“Clubs are not allowed to sign contracts that contain release clauses that enable the agreement between both parties (player and club) to be unilaterally terminated.

“Therefore, with this text in place, Neymar’s contract is unable to contain such a clause. There is no such clause in the player’s contract, which was approved by the LFP’s legal committee,” it added.

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A 26-year-old woman simply identified as Divine was allegedly caught while stealing a six-week-old baby in Makurdi, Benue State.

Divine was said to have stolen the minor,Doochivir Ukeyima, at number 26 Tony Odu Street, Gyado Villa, Makurdi.

The suspect was trying to escape when a 10-year-old girl named Hembadoon Tersoo alerted the mother of the baby.

It was gathered that the mother of the child, Mrs. Doris Ukeyima, who was engaged in cleaning activities behind the house raised the alarm, which led to the arrest of the abductor.

Narrating the incident,the father of the child, Mr. Samuel told Punch that the incident happened on Thursday.

He said, “The lady came to the house through a bush path behind our house. My wife left the child alone in the house and was weeding the premises. The lady went straight into my apartment and carried the baby but unknown to her, a neighbour was watching her.

“It was the girl who alerted my wife and she raised the alarm leading to the arrest of the woman.”

The suspect is currently being detained at E Division, Makurdi.

When contacted on the incident, Benue State Command PPRO, ASP Moses Yamu, said, “I don’t have that report yet, I will have to find out.”

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Arsene Wenger was left with little choice but to quit as Arsenal manager, after being told by the club’s hierarchy he would be sacked if he refused to step down.

Wenger announced the decision to his players as news broke on Friday morning.

The 68-year-old who joined Arsenal from Nagoya Grampus Eight in 1996, started by telling them “I have bad news for you – I’m leaving the club at the end of the season.”

Many of the players were left crying, with the players looking at each other and having no idea what to say.

It has emerged that Wenger decided to leave, as he no longer wields complete control over transfer. The club have hired Sven Mislintat from Borussia Dortmund to handle their transfers. And Arsenal want a manager who will fit into their structure, rather than the huge figure of Wenger dominating the club at all levels.

The increasing apathy of the club’s fans is another major reason Wenger why has finally called time on his Arsenal career. There have been lots of empty seats during matches at the Emirates Stadium, leaving the club worried about its image and potential sponsors.

And while the players have faltered on the pitch, the club’s hierarchy also became concerned about a lack of discipline in the camp.

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No fewer than six persons were feared killed and several others injured after fight broke out during the All Progressives Congress, APC, Benue South caucus meeting in Otukpo on Friday.

DAILY POST gathered that during the meeting, fight broke out between some boys believed to be loyal to the current chairman of the party in the state and a senatorial aspirant, leading to the death six persons, including one Pastor Sam and several other persons badly injured.

At the moment, Sabon Gari area of Otukpo is currently on fire.

However, when DAILY POST reached the party’s Director of Publicity, Apeh Peter, he was rather not forthcoming with words.

He simply said, “You cannot say what happened was because of the chairman. In fact, Ameh, let me talk to you after now,” before he quickly ended the call.

Speaking on the development, the Otukpo Divisional Police Officer, Mr Obo Ukam Obo, said the police were aware of the meeting scheduled for Double K Resort and were shocked that some persons decided to forment trouble.

Mr. Obo said the Division had commenced investigation and that those found wanting will be apprehended and prosecuted.

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Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday, revealed what the attack on the Senate on Wednesday, has cost Nigeria.

While describing the invasion of the Senate as an indictment of security agencies in the country, he said no foreign investors would like to invest in a country with such a porous security system.

He added that, it is another lesson on the need to rethink the nation’s security structure.

Thugs suspected to be loyal to the suspended Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege on Wednesday, invaded the red chambers and forcefully took away the mace.

The Deputy Senate President spoke when he received the leadership of the Nigerian Political Science Association, NPSA, which paid a solidarity visit to the Senate.

He said: “It is an embarrassment to Nigeria before the international community for someone to drive all the way into the National Assembly Complex, enter the hallowed chamber, and cart away its symbol of authority.

“It shows a breakdown of security and it is a setback to Nigeria’s drive for foreign investment because no one would be ready to invest money in such a system.

“So, it is a lesson that we cannot keep doing the same thing with our security system and expect a different result.

“It is also an irony that the people involved would organise armed bandits to rob the Senate of its mace since they understand the implication of what they have done.

“As a parliament, we will ensure that this does not happen again and insist that all the actors behind the drama are brought to book.”

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A former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has revealed why the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has not merged with any other political party yet.

He said if the PDP is not careful going through the process of merging with other parties, it may result to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, hurting and sending the main opposition party into extinction.

He said the APC may end up shutting the PDP out of the 2019 elections.

Speaking in an interview with The Sun, Makarfi, a former Caretaker Committee Chairman of the PDP, said “Merger is a technical issue that…except if we simplify it by legislation.

“This government the way they work, if you play into their hands they will extinguish you because before you merge you have to dissolve as a political party and surrender your licenses.

“If you do that and government interferes with INEC and they don’t approve for you, even if you go to court it will take a long time. By that time maybe the elections are over.

“So you have to look at the kind of government you are having. If you are having an open, democratic government that does not interfere you can consider a lot of things.

“But when you are dealing with a set of people that are very vicious the way they approach things you have to be very careful what you adopt to the play towards 2019 otherwise you will fall into a trap and you may not be able to come out of it.”

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Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has revealed why he was among officers promoted by the Police Service Commission.

Reacting to the promotion, which was announced on Friday, the EFCC boss pointed out that it was due to his hard work in the anti-graft commission.

He said the promotion would spur him to carry the anti-corruption war to a new level.

Magu said this in a terse statement signed on his behalf by his media aide, Wilson Uwujaren.

He said, “I am delighted.

“The promotion is clear affirmation of the value of my work.

“To me, this a tonic to remain committed to the cause of fighting corruption and I am grateful to God and all those who made it possible.”

The Police Service Commission, PSC, approved the promotion of 18 senior police officers.

The commission’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

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Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has continued his attack on President Muhammadu Buhari, over his comments on the youths in Nigeria.

Buhari, speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday , said youths prefer to do nothing because they feel Nigeria is an oil-rich nation.

According to the President, a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school, yet they want everything free.

In a series of tweets posted on his verified Twitter page on Friday, Fayose claimed Buhari got into the Army at 19 and became a Second Lieutenant without O’Level certificate.

“Under President Buhari; a man who got everything as a youth despite his academic limitations, farms are no longer safe for our youths who have taken to farming.They are being murdered by herdsmen and the President is looking the other way. Within 3 years, over 10m jobs lost!

“If Nigeria was without opportunities for the youths like this when President Buhari was a youth,he would have probably ended up as a local farmer,rearing cows in Daura. But he had opportunity of joining the army at 19 & becoming a 2nd Lieutenant at 21 without O’Level certificate,” the Governor wrote.

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How Many People Can You See In This Photo?

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Hi Guys,

Take it or leave it, the Area we grow up in as a great influence on our life and most times determines what we will become.

You cannot deny the fact that your way of life now or before is not as a result of where you grew up whether good or bad.

For some of us, our personal motivation to become a better person in life was cracked down as a result of the bad influences around us while growing up.

Also, some of us have a negatively configured heart but because of the Positive environment we found ourselves while growing up, we became a better person who is now very successful.

On what Area can do to us:- We’ve seen good people gone bad and bad people turned good.

According to research, The Area where you grow up has 95% Influence on your Life whether to turn Good or Bad.

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Former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has expressed his reservations about President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech where he described Nigerian youths as being lazy.

He rather said that the Nigerian youths were hardworking and among the best in the world.

Obi, who was at the 10th Anniversary celebration of Nnamdi Azikiwe radio station, UNIZIK 94.1FM, regreted that the performance of the youths were impeded by misrule of past governments.

He dismissed the impression of scarcity of jobs as defeatist, saying the first job before the youths was voting out bad governance.

“Unemployment is as a result of accumulated bad leadership. There are jobs out there for you and the first job is to ensure good governance. That you can achieve by voicing out your opinion on national issues and questioning what is happening,” he said.

He regretted the accumulated debt being owed by the country which he put to the tune of $70billion, saying that Nigeria would be in risk situation by 2025 if the ugly trend persisted.

“It is unfortunate that a nation like China which was at par with Nigeria, has so much outgrown her, with her GDP rising from $10.5b to $3trillion.”

The former governor referred to Nigeria as a failed state, with over 10million out of school children and 15m unemployed youths.

He, however, expressed hope that the nation can bounce back if the youths were provided the enabling environment to showcase their talents.

Earlier, the Zonal Director, National broadcasting commission, Mrs. Susan Obi, commended the management of the station for being objective in their reportage.

She said NBS had never had any cause to sanction the station for any violations as it had always complied with regulations since its establishment.

Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku who was also at the ocassion said the station had kept faith with the paradigms in the area of community broadcasting.

“Within ten years of coming on air, a period during which the station should ordinarily be struggling to find its feet, it leaped into prominence rising head and shoulders above its peers.

“It has attracted and retained vast listenership, especially among the youths, across many states, through the quality of its programmes in informing, educating and entertaining as veritable tool of mass communication,” he said.

The Director of the station, Prof. Stella Okunna was full of appreciation to the guests and the School authority for being supportive to the project, pledging to continue to project the goal of its establishment.

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A 40-year-old man, Olatunji Aladewolu, who allegedly threatened to kill his mother with a cutlass, on Friday appeared before an Ado  Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Aladewolu, whose address was not provided, is facing a count charge, but he pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Mr Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 11 at No. 35, Surulere St., Irona, Ado Ekiti.

Akinwale said that the accused threatened to kill his mother, Mrs Racheal Aladewolu, during an argument.

Akinwale said the woman would no longer want the accused in her house, `so she can sleep with her two eyes closed’.‎

The offence contravenes Section 86 of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2012, according to the prosecutor.

The Magistrate, Mrs Modupe Afeniforo, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Afeniforo ordered that one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused and gainfully employed

The magistrate ordered the accused to move out of his mother’s house before the next adjourned date, May 4.

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Arsenal need to be “open-minded, brave and bold” in their search to replace Arsene Wenger as manager, says chief executive Ivan Gazidis.

The Frenchman will leave the club at the end of the season, bringing to an end his near 22-year reign as manager.

Wenger, 68, won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, including the Double in 1998 and 2002.

“You don’t find a replacement for Arsene Wenger, you find a new path forward, said Gazidis.

“The process begins today and this club has to rise to the challenge. The most important thing is to make the right appointment – not a quick appointment.

“When Arsene was appointed, I don’t think he was on many people’s radar. That doesn’t mean we have to repeat that but it does mean we have to be bold and get the person we believe is the right person.”

BBC Sport understands former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti would be interested in a return to London, while Celtic say they would allow Brendan Rodgers to talk to Arsenal.

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A 32-year-old hairdresser, Mrs Sherifat Ojelabi, on Friday, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos that she contacted Sexual Transmitted Disease (STD) from her husband.

She also told the court that her husband, Bolaji, used to litter their bedroom with condoms he used on his girlfriends.

The petitioner further told the court that her husband, with whom she had a child in their three years of marriage, was also adulterous.

“Bolaji brings home girls of different sizes, shapes and colours and made love to them on our matrimonial bed

“I used to see used condoms hang on every corner of our bedroom.

“One of the girls he brought home got pregnant and gave birth to a baby.

“Whenever he made love to me, I suffered infection with serious itching on my private parts that I have to use drugs before relief,” she said.

The hairdresser said that Bolaji owned her N620, 000, adding that her husband used her Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) card to withdraw the money without her consent.

“My husband borrowed N170, 000 from me and took N150, 000, my contribution money in our room without telling me.

‘’He also took my ATM card to withdraw N300, 000 from my account without my consent.

“When the issue resulted into a fight, his mother singlehandedly paid N350, 000 out of the money”, she said.

The estranged wife said that Bolaji always threatened to kill her and their son.

“My husband is a wife-beater who always disgraces me in public by stripping me naked during the beatings.

“He used to tell me that he was a cult member, that he committed atrocities in school which made him to be rusticated, that he could do such atrocities to me.

“Bolaji also threatened to use our son for ritual,” the petitioner told court.

She described her husband as an irresponsible husband and father, claiming his mother had been playing his role in the house.

The house wife therefore begged the court to terminate their marriage, claiming that the love she once had for her husband had faded.

However, Bolaji, accepted that he was owing his wife money but said that the money was not up to N620, 000.

“Yes, I took her money in the room and also took her ATM without her consent to withdraw only N120, 000 when I was in need of money and she refused to give me.

“But all the money together is not up to N620, 000 as she claimed but my mother had paid N350, 000,” he said.

The 36-year-old public servant denied littering their bedroom with condoms, but agreed that his girlfriend got pregnant for him.

The respondent said that he never threatened his wife’s life with cult.

“I am not a cult member, I left the school willingly because some cult members wanted to force me into their groups,” he said.

According to him, he cherishes his son and cannot use him for ritual.

He agreed that he beat his wife but denied stripping her naked.

Bolaji urged the court not to grant his wife’s request for the dissolution of marriage, adding that he would change for better as he was still in love with her.

The President of the court, Mr Akin Akinniyi, advised the couple to reconcile, saying that they were too young to be separated.

Akinniyi adjourned the case until May 24 for possible reconciliation.

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Away from the #LazyNigerianYouths drama, the Vice-president has been quoted saying something noteworthy.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is no single corruption in the Buhari-led administration.

Prof. Osinbajo said this while receiving the leadership of The Companion, an association of Muslim Businessmen and Professionals, in his office in Abuja, recently.

“One thing that is very sure now is that this presidency is not stealing and we have a President who is not stealing and will not steal.

There is no corruption in the presidency under the current government. This kind of body language is what is saving this country a lot of money now.

Like what is happening in JAMB, Customs, FIRS, NPA, FAAN, NIMASA where we have witnessed improved revenue collection and returns to govt for unspent resources.

When we begin to deal with corruption in all facets of government particularly within the public sector, there will be a lot of improvement in our country.

The government is also looking at improving ease of doing business to be able to attract more foreign direct investment over a period of time.

All MDA’s will be made to submit their expenditure in line with the budget as well and in compliance with the accounting year”. Osinbajo said.

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Today, Popular Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji goes Head To Head with singer, Simi on a Shaku-Shaku level 😂😂

Both superstars really tried to outshine each other on this but as usual, we will leave you guys to point out who is better on the Shaku-Shaku vibe.

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Top Tanzanian video queen and model, Agnes Masogange is dead.

28-year-old Ms Masogange succumbed to pneumonia and low blood pressure at 4pm on Friday, April 20, at Mama Ngoma Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The video vixen had been admitted to the health facility for four days.

Earlier this month, she was found guilty of drug use and was ordered to pay a total of $450,000 or serve two years in jail after a magistrate found that she was using the illicit drugs Heroin and Oxazepam.

In 2015, the social media space was thrown agog after indications emerged that she might be pregnant for Davido, after she showed him off on IG and posted a pregnancy kit which indicated positive. However, the later cleared the air to debunk the rumor.

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A 33-year-old applicant, Mohammed Mohammed, was on Friday, April 20, 2018, remanded in prison by a Minna Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly attempting to kill his father.

The accused is facing a count charge of attempted culpable homicide, contrary to Section 229 of the Penal Code.

Magistrate Amina Musa, declined to take his plea on the ground that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case.

Musa directed the police to forward the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

She adjourned the case until May 10 for further mention.

Police prosecutor Muazu Abdullahi, had told the court that Mohammed of Kpaki village, Mokwa Local Government Area, attacked his father Mohammed Chado, with a cutlass while on his way to farm on April 15.

He said that the accused attempted to kill his father by cutting off his left hand and inflicted injuries on him.

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Ade Adesomoju, Abuja

The Supreme Court on Friday voided the sacking of about 860 employees by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited.

The 860 Nigerians were employed as security officers by Mobil in 2000.

The company had named the employees Supernumerary Police officers, otherwise called SPY.

In 2000, Mobil had claimed to have transferred their employment to the Nigeria Police Force, saying it engaged the workers to train them. Mobil had claimed that it engaged them as spy police personnel and not as staff.

But the affected workers disputed the claim, with some of them refusing to be transferred out of their stations.

Laying the dispute to rest on Friday, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous judgment of five justices, held that it was illogical and without legal backing for Mobil to have employed the Nigerians and sought to transfer them to the Nigeria Police through the back door.

The judgment was on an appeal marked SC/33/2010 and filed by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited against the 2009 Court of Appeal judgment which upheld the Nigerian workers’ claim to be employees of the oil company.

The five-man panel of the apex court was headed by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour.

The court’s lead judgment, delivered by Justice John Okoro, upheld the Court of Appeal’s earlier decision.

The apex court also agreed with the Court of Appeal’s decision ordering Mobil to pay the staff members all outstanding allowances and salaries from when they were purportedly variously disengaged.

Summarising the apex court’s judgment on Friday, Justice Okoro said, “The summary of the facts is that the 1st to 15th respondents were employed by the appellants as Supernumerary Police Officers and issued with appointment letters.

“Thereafter, it (appellants) tried to offload them (the 1st to 15th respondents) to the Nigeria Police, a decision the Nigerian employees rejected. The lower court upheld their argument that they are not police officers, but the staff members of Mobil Nigeria Unlimited. So Mobil appealed to this court.

“After we have painstakingly looked at all the exhibits before us, including the appointment letters and we have also looked at the Police Act as it relates to the mode of appointment of SPYs. We agree with the lower court that the respondents were employed by Mobil Nigeria Unlimited as their security staff.

“So, this appeal lacks merit and is hereby dismissed. The judgment of the lower court is upheld.”

The apex court also dismissed a similar appeal by the IGP, on the ground that it was unnecessary and a waste of public funds.

The workers were variously employed by Mobil in the 1990s for its security unit, but the workers alleged that they were victimised, with some sacked for insisting on their right to be treated as other Mobil employees.

They alleged that apart from the harsh working condition they were subjected to, they were compelled to sign a document. The matter was later taken to court by the aggrieved workers.

When the Federal High Court Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, ruled in favour of Mobil in 2006, the workers appealed the case and the Court of Appeal, Calabar, Cross River State, nullified the judgment of the High Court in 2009.

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Adelani Adepegba, Abuja

The Police Service Commission has promoted 18 senior police officers. The beneficiaries include AIG Agboola Oshodi-Glover in charge of Zone 11, Osogbo, who is now a Deputy Inspector-General of Police.

The commission also elevated the Commissioner of Police, Administration, Force Headquarters, Ghazzali Mohammed and Peace Abdallah, former Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Command and currently, CP, Force Intelligence Bureau, Force Headquarters, to Assistant Inspector-General of Police.

A statement on Friday in Abuja by the commission’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, said the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, DCP Ibrahim Magu; DCP Administration, Kaduna State Command, Ebere Onyeagoro; and DCP Maritime, Lagos, DCP Moshood Gbolarumi, were promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police.

The police also promoted one Assistant Commissioner of Police to DCP, nine Chief Superintendents of Police to ACPs, one Deputy Superintendent of Police to Superintendent of Police, one Assistant Superintendent of Police to Deputy Superintendent of Police and one Inspector to ASP.

Chairman of the commission, Dr. Mike Okiro, congratulated the newly promoted officers and urged them to rededicate themselves to the service of their fatherland.

He gave the assurance that the commission would continue to pay attention to their basic entitlements.

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A British Airways pilot was hauled out of the cockpit by armed police and charged with being more than four times the legal drink-fly limit.

Julian Monaghan, 49, was meant to be piloting a Boeing 777 from Gatwick to Mauritius, which would have taken 12 hours.

But his colleagues called 999 before the aircraft could leave the departure gate on January 18.

Monaghan, a British Airways first officer who has been with the company since 2001, was arrested and removed from the plane in handcuffs.

The departure was then delayed by more than two and a half hours while a replacement pilot could be found.

Sussex Police said Monaghan has been charged with being over the alcohol limit on board an aircraft.

Monaghan was found to have 86mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system. The legal drink-drive is 80mg, but for pilots, the limit is 20mg.

A passenger who witnessed the incident onboard said: “Police rushed on to the plane and headed straight for the cockpit.

“The first officer was cuffed and led away. A number of passengers were open-mouthed.

“It’s terrifying to think what might’ve happened.”

A British Airways spokesperson said: “Julian Monaghan no longer works for the airline.

“We have taken this matter extremely seriously and will continue to assist the police with their inquiries.

“The safety and security of our customers and crew are always our top priority.”

Monaghan, who spends time in South Africa and Harmondsworth, West London, is due to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court, Sussex, on June 6, but has not been asked to enter a plea.

 

(Mail)

Ademola Olonilua

But for persistence and consistency, one of Africa’s biggest musicians, Banky W, would have just been another number in the world. The artiste revealed that there was a time that he almost quit music due to depression.

Sometimes referred to as the king of R ‘n’ B in Nigeria, Banky W revealed that he has had three cancer operations; he has been robbed, kidnapped and his house has caught fire but despite all these, he is still waxing strong.

The singer made this revelation during a radio programme and explained how he was robbed and kidnapped for about 45 minutes on the first day of 2009. “All the money that I had saved for my music, I had spent on marketing, videos and other things. On the last day of December 2008, I realised that these things were not working out well for me because I had high hopes when I was returning to Nigeria from America. I believed that I would be the greatest artiste in the world till reality set in. I went to church for new year service as I always do and I prayed to God telling him that things were not working out fine for me. I even wrote down my prayer point, telling God what I wanted. As I left the church, I got accosted by armed robbers at about past 1 am and that was the worst 45 minutes of my life. They drove around and demanded that I withdraw money from my account for them. At that point, I was already broke, depressed, frustrated and tired. I was already regretting the fact that I came to Nigeria because when my parents knew about my decision, they were worried, especially my mother. They all told me that it would not work and then I got robbed. After I got robbed, a few days later, the caretaker of my house got drunk, took my car and drove it into a neighbour’s wall on the same estate. That was my only means of transportation and it was gone. This was a car that was always breaking down all over Lagos. I had already started releasing music and fame came before fortune. Sadly, anytime someone sees you on television, they assume that you have money. At the time, I would borrow N5,000 from Segun Demuren every Monday to fuel my car and buy airtime for my phone. Luckily for me, I had somewhere to lay my head and there was food on the table. But that is how bad things were for me. When I got robbed and my car was later damaged, I did not know how to get around.

“At that time, I sat in my room depressed and Segun came around and asked me for my next move. I told him that it would be nice to record a new album but that I did not have the funds. He asked who I wanted to work with and I told him Cobhams. Back then, we were not friends and to be honest, getting Cobhams’ services is not cheap. We called his office and got the price. Segun actually went to borrow money and gave it to me. He said I should use a fraction of it to fix my car while I use the rest for my album. Then, I was very close to throwing in the towel and returning to America. I thought of getting a job as well but we held on. I decided to start again but work differently. I changed my method and approach. I worked with Cobhams and the first song we did was ‘Strong Thing.’ That was the song that changed the game for me,” he said.

The singer used his life story to advise those going through a rough time, reminding them that things would get better. “I am saying all this because sometimes when you have hit rock bottom and it feels like everything you have tried is not working; the good news is that the only place to go is up. It is in that moment you need to hold on a little bit longer. You tell yourself that things are bad but I did not die and since you have breath in your lungs, you have the chance to turn things around because tomorrow is a new day. Crying over your past is not going to do anything for you,” Banky W said.

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A man has had his sentence cut for shooting a woman in the vagina when a sex game went wrong.

David Jeffers, 48, had a drink and drug-fuelled sex session with a woman at the Britannia Hotel in Offerton, Stockport.

But the antique shotgun went off while it was inside her so he ran away, catching a train to Leeds and cutting off his dreadlocks to change his appearance. He messaged her before they met, referring to ‘dat ting you want up ya’.

They also discussed her fantasy of having a loaded gun placed in her vagina, the judge said as he cut his sentence from 10 years to eight and a half. Mr Justice Morris ruled that he had been hard done by and didn’t have the gun to commit a crime and that the woman was up for the ‘dangerous act’.

The incident caused ‘catastrophic’ and ‘life-changing’ internal injuries, which had had a ‘devastating’ impact on the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons. Cutting the sentence, the judge continued: ‘On any view, his conduct here was extremely reckless and, by his plea, he accepted that it was his intention to endanger life.

‘Nevertheless, in our view, there are a number of factors which lead us to the conclusion that this sentence was excessive.

‘A sentence of the sort which the judge gave is, in our judgment, the sort of sentence that may be more likely to be imposed for possession of a gun in the context of serious criminal activity.

‘In this case, the context was a consensual sexual encounter. There was no background of criminality. ‘Secondly, this isn’t a case of the possession of a conventional modern gun. It was something like a functioning antique pistol with the least lethal in the range of shotgun pellets.

‘He wasn’t in possession of the gun for the purpose of committing a criminal offence. There was no hostility between the parties. She was party to the dangerous act.

‘Taking account of all of the factors, we consider that the appropriate sentence after guilty plea in this case would have been one of eight-and-a-half years.’

 

(Metro)

Germany’s biggest lender Deutsche Bank on Friday admitted to a massive erroneous transfer of €28bn ($34 billion) in a routine operation, more than the entire bank is worth.

The unprecedented mistake happened on March 16 when Deutsche Bank carried out a transfer to an account at Deutsche Boerse’s Eurex clearing house, a spokesman told AFP.

The operation was meant to involve a far smaller sum, which the bank has not revealed, and highlights IT and control issues at the banking giant.

Accounting errors happen most days, but the sum involved in this case is highly unusual and even exceeds Deutsche’s market capitalisation of 24 billion euros.

The incident, which came shortly before John Cryan was ousted as chief executive, was quickly fixed and no harm was done, the institution said.

But it raises questions about the risk management and control processes within the bank, which Cryan was meant to have greatly improved since his arrival in 2016.

Given sole command of the lender in 2016 after the departure of co-CEO Juergen Fitschen, Cryan’s task was to restructure Deutsche and clean up the toxic legacy of its pre-financial crisis bid to compete with global investment banking giants.

But Deutsche has yet to return to profitability, while the share price has slumped more than 50 percent in the past two years — around 30 percent this year alone.

In a sign of the bank’s ongoing internal tussles, Deutsche on Wednesday announced the departure of its IT and infrastructure chief Kim Hammonds, who had reportedly called the bank the “most dysfunctional company” that she had worked for.

Hundreds of young Canadians smoked weed on Friday, or day 4/20, to call for the legalization of marijuana.

In Montreal, 300-400 people gathered Friday at 4:20 pm to fire up joints.

420, 4:20, or 4/20 is a code term in cannabis culture that refers to the consumption of weed, especially around the time of 4:20 pm, as well as smoking cannabis in celebration on the date April 20, which is 4/20 in US form.

Similar scenes played out in Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa outside parliament, where lawmakers are to vote this summer on legalizing pot.

It is a campaign promise of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 46, who has acknowledged smoking weed.

The bill was originally supposed to have been ready for the national holiday of July 1. But it has been delayed by work in legislative commissions.

If it goes through, marijuana would be legalized in Canada this summer.

 

(AFP)

A maid has had to undergo emergency surgery after her abusive Saudi employer forced her to drink household bleach.

Agnes Mancilla, from the Phillipines, was working at the family’s home in the city of Jizan, Saudi Arabia, when the shocking incident happened.

The 35-year-old maid was rushed to the King Fahd Central Hospital by other workers when she lost consciousness after drinking the bleach.

Mancilla reportedly had to undergo an emergency laparotomy, a surgical procedure to remove the bleach from her intestines.

Local media are reporting that doctors also found several burns on the woman’s back. The maid remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital following the operation.

Saudi police have since arrested the maid’s female employer, who was not named in reports.

The Philippine Consul General Edgar Badajos said Mancilla had worked in Saudi Arabia since 2016 and had been ‘repeatedly physically abused by her lady employer.’

Reports suggest the maid’s employer had not paid her a salary for her work.

Badajos added: “We would like to assure our countrymen that we are working closely with authorities in Jizan to make sure that justice will be given to Agnes Mancilla.”

Filipinos make up the fourth-largest group of foreigners in Saudi Arabia and the country is the largest employer of overseas Filipino workers in the world.

(Metro)

U.S. President Donald Trump has shown excitement at the decision of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to suspend all nuclear and missile tests.

China Saturday also said it welcomed North Korea’s decision to halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, with Pyongyang’s chief ally saying the move would help promote denuclearisation in the flashpoint region.

Trump tweeted shortly after the announcement from Pyongyang that Kim has declared that he would suspend nuclear and missile tests starting from Saturday and that he would shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted.

Trump tweeted: “North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site.

“This is very good news for North Korea and the World – big progress! Look forward to our Summit”.
North Korea’s KCNA reported that Kim said the regime no longer needs nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

“Under the proven condition of complete nuclear weapons, we no longer need any nuclear tests, mid-range and intercontinental ballistic rocket tests, and that the nuclear test site in northern area has also completed its mission,” KCNA quoted Kim as saying.

The surprising announcement came just six days before Kim is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in, preparatory to a historic summit between Kim and Trump.

Trump is set to meet Kim at the end of May or beginning of June; however, a location has not yet been set.

Welcoming the decision, the authorities at China said, “China believes the decision to stop nuclear tests and focus on developing the economy and improving people’s living standards will help further ease the situation on the Korean peninsula and help to promote the process of denuclearisation and attempts to find a political settlement,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in a statement.
“China will support North Korea … (to engage in) dialogue and consultation with the relevant parties.”

The surprise announcement comes less than a week before the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a summit in the Demilitarised Zone that divides the peninsula, ahead of an eagerly-awaited encounter with US President Donald Trump.

However, Kim gave no indication Pyongyang might be willing to give up its nuclear weapons, or the missiles with which it can reach the mainland United States.

For years, the impoverished North has pursued a “byungjin” policy of “simultaneous development” of both the military and the economy.

But the leader said that now North Korea was a powerful state, “the whole party and country” should concentrate on “socialist economic construction.”

 

(NAN/AFP)

Ahead of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Thames Valley Police are putting their dog teams through their paces.

In a statement, Clarence House said: “Her Majesty The Queen has granted permission for the wedding to take place at the Chapel. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding.”

It has been announced that floral designer Philippa Craddock will provide flowers that will include white garden roses, foxgloves and peonies.

It has also emerged that the royal couple will have a lemon elderflower cake made by pastry chef Claire Ptak, owner of the London-based Violet Bakery.

The couple will tie the knot at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, which can accommodate 800 guests.

Harry and Meghan have said they are looking at ways to make their wedding an event that members of the public can feel a part of.

Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas plans to walk her down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry, according to her half-sister Samantha Markle .

During a television interview, when asked by broadcaster Matthew Wright if her father would be attending the wedding, Samantha replied: “Yes he is, God forbid unless a plane crashes through his roof, he’ll be there one way or the other.”

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told Arsene Wenger not to retire from management after the Frenchman announced his decision to step down from Arsenal.

Arsenal sent shockwaves through English football this morning when the Gunners released a brief statement announcing that Wenger was to leave the club after 22 years at the end of the season.

Mourinho and Wenger have clashed on a number of occasions since the Portuguese moved to England in 2004 and the Frenchman’s beaten the self-proclaimed Special One just once in competitive matches in the last 14 years.

However, Mourinho praised Wenger for his work at Arsenal and said he hopes the Frenchman continues management elsewhere.

“If he’s happy i’m happy. If he’s sad, I’m sad,” said Mourinho.

“I always wish the best for my opponents. I always wish the best so that’s the point – if he’s happy with the decision he made, if he looks forward to the next chapter of his career then i’m happy for him.

“I know what it means to win three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups but not just that. What he did in Japan, France, to the French national team, what he gave to Arsenal even without a period of Premier League titles, the transition from the [old] stadium. ‘Everything he did we know. If he’s happy with the decision I’m really happy. I hope he doesn’t retire from football.”

Wenger steps down from Arsenal having won 10 trophies in 21 seasons at the club, including three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups. The Gunners take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on the 29th April but their focus will be on the semi-finals of the Europa League with both legs sandwiched between their trip to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils take on Tottenham in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday and Mourinho’s believes Spurs do not have an advantage in that the game will be played in north-west London.

 

(Metro)

Friday Olokor, Jos

The alleged victim of sexual harassment by a lecturer in the Department of Accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile -Ife, Osun State, Ms. Monica Osagie, “resorted to self help” through audio recording after two lecturers approached by her for intervention disappointed her, a gender activist who issued a statement on her behalf, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, has said.

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Akiyode-Afolabi, who is the Executive Director of Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, also said that contrary to claims by the institution, Osagie was never invited to appear before any panel for questioning to expatiate on the issues she had raised in the audio tape.

The activist, in a statement she issued on behalf of Osagie, on Friday, demanded “thorough investigation” into what she called “ sexploitation .”

Akiyode-Afolabi said several efforts made by Osagie in reporting her predicament to two senior lecturers in the Faculty of Administration were unsuccessful as they both refused to intervene, adding that she, therefore, resorted to self-help in documenting her evidence.

She added that Osagie was willing “to appear before any school panel if and when duly invited.”

This clarification came after the press statement by the school management entitled: “Audio Conversation, Obafemi Awolowo University Suspends Prof. Richard I Akindele.”

THE PUNCH reported that Osagie was an MBA regular student of OAU and was said to have gone into hiding since the sex-for-marks scandal broke out

Akiyode-Afolabi called on the school authorities “not to compromise the reputation of this old and respected university and its responsibility for protecting its students in a bid to cover up the unethical and disgraceful behaviour of individual lecturers.

She said, “Contrary to the information coming from OAU, Ms. Monica Osagie was never invited by the school management to appear before any panel. I ( Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi), have been in contact with Ms. Osagie and has her instructions to inform the management of her willingness to appear before any school panel if and when duly invited.

“In this case in point, Ms. Osagie made the efforts to inform two senior members of the Faculty of Administration about her predicament and no one was able or willing to intervene, leaving her to resort to self-help in documenting her evidence.

“This once again brought into focus the need to strengthen regulations and complaint mechanisms in our institutions, so as not to expose students to unethical advances by randy lecturers.”

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As recent events in the technology world have suggested, there is a cost to having an online presence. You might think downloading free social media apps and/or games is cool, but be aware that some of these free apps store your cherished data to sell for profit. Privacy is a rarity these days, and your beloved social media sites are largely to blame for that.

But there are things you are likely doing on those sites that are making the situation even worse, and because Facebook is right now the king of social media (the site has over two billion users worldwide, including 16 million Nigerians who log onto it each month), before you ever hit “share” again, here are seven things, culled from www.popsugar.com, that you should never post on Facebook so as not to compromise your data.

Note that apart from the risk of technology companies saving your data and selling them, you also risk giving away your life to cyber-fraudsters and other criminals.

Your home and work addresses

You might be thinking, ‘Thank God, I don’t have my home and work addresses on Facebook.’ Wait, this is not just talking about typing your whole address onto your Facebook profile. “Checking in” and geotagging photos can give away your address even when you don’t realise they are doing so. For instance, you know how you can create your own geotags for Instagram photos? When you do this, it pulls the location of where you’re currently at. So, if all your made-up geotags point to the same location, some creeps can assume that’s where you live or work.

Also be mindful of other people who may tag your address. Maybe you have friends who usually “check in” to your apartment on Facebook without asking for permission. Next time, tell them it’s not OK.

Certain photos of kids

If there’s one time you should be extra careful, it’s when it comes to children and social media. When they’re not your own kids, you should always get permission from their parents before you post anything. And even if they are your kids, you still want to steer clear of uploading these compromising images, including where they go to school. Before you feel too guilty because it’s what you do, know that some of the people who don’t do these things today were also guilty before.

Vacation details

Telling people you’re away from home for an extended period of time is an invite for robbers to break in. This doesn’t mean you can’t post photos from your trip while you’re on vacation. Just limit this to a select, trustworthy group of people as opposed to your entire network. And never post your entire itinerary, like “I’ll be in Madrid from Oct. 10 to 17; Berlin, Oct. 17 to 25; and Rome, Oct. 25 to 31. Before flying back home, do you know anyone in those cities who might want to hang out with a new friend?” Bet you were once guilty of this or still are.

Password clues

Online security questions aren’t the strongest, especially when they require information that you could easily give away on social networks. The small town where you grew up, your childhood pet’s name, where you were married, your first boyfriend’s name — these are all specific details your larger social circle doesn’t need to know anyway.

Social media quizzes

Another one that might sound familiar are some quizzes flying around these days on the social media, particularly on Facebook. You are asked, ‘What is your best shoe brand?’ ‘Which city did you visit last?’ ‘Which food do you enjoy most?’ ‘What is your favourite candy?’ Do you seriously answer those questions? You sell away your private data when you do so.

Private photos

We’re not assuming you would ever post nude photos on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, but you might send them on Messenger or Snapchat. That’s still a bad idea, seeing as how no one but you can be trusted with those photos these days.

Credit card or financial information

Some people post pictures of their credit cards on social media (please say you’re not one of them). Okay, you might not be doing so, but did you know there are less obvious details you might unintentionally be giving away through Facebook or Twitter conversations?

For example, no one needs to know what bank you use and your income range. Even your birth date and place give hackers enough details to access your financial information. Hide these information, please.

In addition, some people are experts in displaying their flight tickets and passports on social media. Their reason(s) for doing such is unfathomable.

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