Returns To Daura For Today’s ElectionsPresident Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to come out massively and vote for the candidates of their choice in today’s presidential election, assuring that nobody will intimidate them. The President spoke yesterday in a nationwide broadcast ahead of today’s rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections across the country. I ask that you embrace and hold on to the importance of the moment soon to be upon us. “Honour your civic duty as voters by going to the polls tomorrow to vote for the government of your choice, for the government that will lead Nigeria towards its finest destiny. A total of 3,187,988 voters, representing 98 per cent of a total of 3.2 million registered voters in the state, are expected to participate in the elections.
House of Representatives candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Ogun State, Jimoh Olaifa, has petitioned the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) over alleged missing ballot papers for today’s national assembly election in Yewa North/Imeko Afon federal constituency. In the petition, the party chairman in Imeko Afon, Kayode Elegbede; the party agent, Ben Ibikunle; and the candidate alleged that 6,053 ballot papers for today’s House of Representatives election in the council released by the commission were missing. According to them, of the 62,853 ballot papers released from the state office for the council, only 56,790 were sighted. “Interestingly, the same number of 62,843 ballot papers released for the presidential and senatorial elections were physically seen and counted by all concerned at the INEC office in Imeko-Afon. Tadese added that the number of registered voters in the area were not up to the number of available ballot papers for the House of Representatives election in the council.
The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has commenced military operations to rout out remnants of Boko Haram terrorists from the Lake Chad Basin. Troops of task force have targeted the northern fringes of the lake, bordering Niger, Chad, Nigeria and Cameroon. MNJTF Spokesman, Col. Timothy Antigha said that the military operation was to exploit gaps within the defensive positions of the four member countries of the task force. According to him, the operational military bases are located at Arege, Metele, Baga and other settlements in the Lake Chad Basin. “Troops of the task force have commenced a military operation code-named Operation Yancin Tafki.
In that year, South Africa was the beneficiaries of Africa’s first attempt to host it. In 2030, the Centennial year of the World Cup, it should be Africa’s turn again! The continent must fight to justify hosting it through demonstrating the political will, the strength of preparedness, capability and vision, all excellently packaged and presented and made to look even better than the South African World Cup, a truly African show. In the past one week, there have been developments that could truncate not just the unwritten understanding about rotation of the World Cup, but also Africa’s chances of hosting the Centennial World Cup in 2030. West Africa will never be the same again after that project.
Yakubu also warned under-aged voters to stay away from the elections, warning that anyone less than 18 years old caught standing to be accredited or voting would be arrested. He stressed: “Under-aged voting is illegality, because there is a statutory age for eligibility for registration as a voter. “Working with the Inspector General of Police, any under-aged person caught trying to be accredited or voting on the election day will be arrested. “Be it vote-buying, ballot box snatching, be it thuggery, if you commit that, you will be arrested and prosecuted. After the voting, movement of electoral materials to the collation centre will be protected.
The online travel agency also disclosed that online voting for the awards has opened and will close on Wednesday, March 6t, 2019. The Awards, which aim to recognise outstanding players in the Nigeria Hospitality/Travel industry, will have the Hon. For Best Leisure Hotel 2018, Sun Heaven Hotels & Resort, Victoria Island; Morning Side Suites and Spa, Federal Palace Hotel & Casino, Whispering Palms Hotel & Resort, Epe Resort, Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort, Nike Lake Resort (Enugu), La Campagne Tropicana Resort, Eko Hotel and Suite, Golden Tulip Festac, and Barracuda beach resort will compete for the award. The winners of the Nigeria Travel Awards will be honoured during an event held on March 11, 2019. “The Nigeria Travel Awards powered by Jumia has become the most anticipated travel awards in Nigeria.
Where could we have gone wrong then, if we are still dying young, despite our vast knowledge of modern health dos and don’ts? Any wonder why there’s so much loneliness out there, despite claims of the world now being a global village? These days, infusing the human touch in relationships becomes an inconvenience of sorts. High time we realised that certain things cannot just take the place of the ‘human touch’ in life. The human touch is what our forebears never joked with and that explains why issues like boredom, loneliness, suicide, depression, etc were alien to them!
‘Red Light’, a six-minute 100 per cent heavy hip-hop project, is his second collaboration with Jesse Jagz following their previous work on Dirty, which had HotYce spitting some fiery punch lines as Jargo (Jesse Jagz) brings the reggae spiced hook. Emmeno produced the record; it was mixed and mastered by Focus Ramon, while video was shot through the lens of hip-hop culture savvy music video director, Director ‘MEX’ of Mex Films. He moved back to Lagos in 2016 after bagging a degree in Economics from the University of Abuja. As a rap artiste, Hotyce put himself through an exercise of weekly freestyles on social media, which he calls the Friday Night Massacre. “Every Friday from 2017 to 2018, I was dropping a new freestyle video on Instagram,” he said.
The average Nigerian music consumer is buying less CDs and streaming more. Comparing their numbers on streaming platforms like Music+, Boomplay, YouTube and Spotify to compile a list of the top 10 most streamed Nigerian EPs of 2018. Ice Prince — C.O.L.DReleased: Jun 29, 2018 / Record Label: Super Cool CatsIce Prince is currently rebuilding his career, one project at a time. Funbi — SerenadeReleased: Nov 4, 2018 / Record Label: FatherlandCollectiv3 alumni, Funbi, released his debut project last year. Seyi Shay — Electric Package (Vol 1)Released: May 11, 2018 / Record Label: StargulSeyi Shay turned her publicly-humiliating lemons into music lemonade last year.
The management of Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club has threatened that the club may withdraw from the median FIBA Africa Basketball League (ABL), if fund is not made available for the team to travel. Other countries have already started their campaign in different centres, but the Nigeria representatives, Rivers Hoopers, is still in Port Harcourt. Speaking with The Guardian yesterday, media officer of Rivers Hoopers Basketball club, Queen Moseph noted that the club was still waiting for the governor to release funds for the team. A withdrawal of Rivers Hoopers from the FIBA Africa Basketball League will lead to a ban from subsequent FIBA Africa Club competitions. Rivers Hoopers are scheduled to play their first ABL game against host, AS Sale of Morocco on Friday March 1, 2019.
Mohamed Salah has admitted that he is feeling increasing pressure in trying to help Liverpool see off Manchester City in the Premier League title race. ‘You can feel it [the pressure] because you are still a human being,’ Salah told the Sky Sports pundit. I want to win each game, but for myself I said that we are playing for the Premier League, so there is pressure. At the end of the day you have a target in your mind, you have a dream, you want to win the Premier League. ‘You feel that and you want to win the Premier League – something huge for the club, the city, the fans everywhere.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has described the reported arrest and deportation of Nigerians from Ghana as worrisome. In a statement signed by her special assistant on media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, she condemned the renewed harassment, arrest and deportation of hundreds of Nigerians from Ghana. Dabiri-Erewa, therefore, appealed to Nigerians living in Ghana to be good ambassadors of the country by abiding by the rules and regulations in that country. She equally appealed to the Ghanaian authorities to be brotherly in their approach to Nigerians living in Ghana by reciprocating Nigeria’s kind gestures to Ghanaians in Nigeria. Comptroller-General of the Ghana Immigration Service, Kwame Takyi, said the service was being compelled to carry out the deportation because of the conduct of some Nigerian nationals in Ghana.
“While we will be doing only general surgeries, the located areas are: Onikan General Hospital where Hernias, fibroids glaucomas and plastic surgeries will be handled, the Lagos General Hospital will be carrying mostly pediatric cases, while the Gynecology and Obstetric cases will be done here at Shomolu General Hospital. Our plastic surgeon, who is available, is about the third best on earth and so we have the capacity to handle these cases. In a community like this and with the volume of emergencies you find, if they can’t access healthcare and instead of leaving them in a state where they can’t help themselves, we have brought this to them totally free. “We will ensure we do as many surgeries as we can handle as there are a lot of people who need this help. The surgeries we can’t handle are heart and liver related, we do more of general surgeries including Glaucoma, thyroid, hernia, fibroids, tumour, gad bladder.”
Imo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Francis Ezeonu, has debunked allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that illegal thumb-printing was going on at unknown locations in the state. Ezeonu denied the allegation yesterday through a statement signed by the administrative secretary of the commission, Thomas Ongele, in Owerri. Wondering the root of the allegation, he stressed that there had not been any report of thumb-printing either from any staff of the commission or the security agencies. “The materials were transparently counted, checked, confirmed and distributed to all councils in Imo. “After postponement on the early hours of Saturday, February 16, all the sensitive materials, including ballot papers, were promptly retrieved and returned to the CBN for safe keeping.”
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Olanrewaju Football Club, Ogudu/Ojota, Lagos has won the fifth edition of ‘Peperito’ Soccer competition. The soccer tournament, which began on January 5 ended last weekend at the Expressway Primary School, Ikosi/Ketu. Ketu Grassroots Football Association put the seven–aside soccer tournament together in collaboration with Afilaka Cypon promotion. The tournament witnessed soccer artistry by budding stars, who showcased their skills to the amazement of the fans. At the end of the proceeding, Olanrewaju FC won the tournament in a penalty shootout, 6-4 against Ketu Grassroot FC.
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