Friday, October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019


Many people often wonder who are the wicked folks killing Nigerian people and why, I mean the real murderers?

Ilya Somin said "Most people probably assume that the biggest mass murderer in the history of the world is Adolf Hitler, architect of the Holocaust. Others might guess Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, who may indeed have managed to kill even more innocent people than Hitler did, many of them as part of a terror famine that likely took more lives than the Holocaust. But both Hitler and Stalin were outdone by Mao Zedong. From 1958 to 1962, his GREAT LEAP FORWARD POLICY led to the deaths of up to 45 million people – easily making it the biggest episode of mass murder ever recorded. Alas right?

The killers of Nigerian people  may not really be those you suspect in the real sense of it. Yes, Armed-robbers, terrists, assassins are murderers but are they the biggest murderers?

Ilya Simon identified how Mao Zedong's  ill government policy  resulted to death of about 45million people.

What do you think of a government with ill policies capable of causing a catastrophe of gargantuan of poverty, unemployment, starvation, industrial decadence, poor education, ill amenities among others?

Are the corrupt leaders that use public resources for their personal benefits not murderers?

There is no smoke without fire. The high mortality rate has its roots from many sources.

That bad roads that are causing many road accidents  have been awarded  for construction more than a thousand and one times.. Who is the real murderers?

The health care facilities lacked in those hospitals have been budgeted for and bought on paper while patients keep dying everyday for poor health care facilities.. Who are the real murderers?

If the guns use by robbers, kidnappers, assassins and the like are bought by politicians.. Then who are the real murderers?

If religious supremacy, ethnic and political bigotry that are leading to violence and claiming innocent lives are sponsored by leaders in the society.. Can you identify the real murderers?

When security is compromised, politicized and banditry become popular ..You should say who the real murderers are.

 Like Washington Post "Democracy dies in darkness". All things fall apart and when would the beautiful one be born?


Thursday, October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019


Today, as we release an open letter few weeks back about the issue of illegal spreadsheet in university of Ilorin. We got another information of the decision of the VC on the case.

The vice chancellor made his verdict known to the Student Union Executive Yesterday that all the affected students will not convocate come next week Wednesday. That, they will be delayed for a semester.

It should be noted that, a week before the affected students were invited for questioning, the VC was at the university radio. He said the following :
1. That all students will be invited by SDC.

2. That students that aren't found guilty will be allow to graduate.

3. That immediately after the SDC, their portal will be open. While the guilty ones(which are 10% of the affected students) will be given a light punishment.

The vice chancellor is not holding to his words. Since the SDC meeting held, which is almost a month, the university has failed to give the students the verdict of the entire process.

It should be noted that, not all affected students has idea about the issue. The vice chancellor told the students affairs unit not to process their names for NYSC while registration commence next week.

Also, upon the suggestion of the SDC committee that all the students should be allowed to graduate, the vice chancellor has refused stating that, awon omo buruku lawon omo yen (that they are bad children).

We hereby call the public to please make public call to the VC. He should let these students go for God sake.

Next week Wednesday is convocation. Help is needed.

This is the VC phone number +2348035792497. kindly help send text message or put a call through.

He should remember, he also has children.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

October 16, 2019

Invitation/Notification: Owo High School Old Students To Honour Oba Ogunoye and Mr. Aragbaye

This is to inform the general public most especially all Old Students of Owo High School,Owo that the Association will hold a grand reception in honour of the newly installed Olowo of Owo, His Imperial Majesty Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin OGUNOYE-III, a distinguished Alumnus of the school.

The Association will also use the occasion recognize another Alumnus, Mr Oluwadare ARAGBAYE who recently attained an esteemed position as Ondo State Head of Service.

Date: Friday 18 October, 2019

Venue: Owo High School, Owo

Time : 10 am prompt

We sincerely implore our invited guests to be seated by 9.30am. This announcement serves as notification and invitation to all Old Students of Owo High School, Owo.

Mr Ali Oladele
Chairman Planing Commitee

Mr Sam ADEWALE- Secretary

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

October 15, 2019

Has "weed" been legalized in Nigeria?

Caleb Ijioma

The intake of "weed" in Nigeria is now becoming rampant than ever. One can conclude that "weed" has been unofficially legalized in the country and everybody Not withstanding the gender, age can participate in this activity.

Cannabis, in which a large number of Nigerians know as "weed" is a mix of dried, shredded leaves and flowers from the marijuana plant. It is often green, brown, or gray. People have developed different ways to take in this leaves for pleasure. They either roll marijuana up and smoke it like a cigarette, mix it in food and eat it, amongst many other methods. This however cause dizziness, happiness, fear, change in the human senses and can even lead to hallucinations.

In a 2017 report filed by Telegraph.co.uk(  a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group) Nigeria was on the number 3 on the  chart of the 30 world biggest smoking countries.
In January, 2019, a survey led by Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Center for Research and Information on Substance Abuse with technical support from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and funding from the European Union, shows that Over the past year alone, nearly 15% of the adult population in Nigeria (around 14.3 million people) reported  a “considerable level” of use of psychoactive drug substances—it’s a rate much higher than the 2016 global average of 5.6% among adults. It also reports that the highest levels of drug used was recorded among people aged between 25 to 39, with cannabis being the most widely used drug.

The rate by which canabis is consumed is becoming very high. The Ministerial Committee on Drug Policy. (2007);National Drug Policy 2007–2012 has it that Nigeria is ranked world 8th highest consumer of cannabis. This plant is widely grown across the States of Nigeria, including Ondo State, Edo State, Delta State, Osun State, Oyo State and Ogun State.

Even though smoking of "weed" in Nigeria has been tagged illegal, this activity is still usually done in the broad day Light without fear of arrest. According to the National drug law enforcement agency, the possession of cannabis is illegal and is punishable by a minimum sentence of 12 years in prison. In serious trafficking cases, life imprisonment may be imposed.

Are we really checking this laws? Has these laws been abandoned? Do we have a country that forgets its laws as the years progresses? If not, why is the numbers of cannabis users increasing?
Youths, children are now taking the lead role in "weed" consumption.

 Cannabis smoking is a serious public health problem among adolescents in various environments.Its medico-social effects could ruin the life and future of our youths. The consumption of cannabis have ganied a stand in our environment because of easy access, the availability and peer pressure, this is reaching a dangerous dimension.

 This does not only have an adverse effect in the lives of our youths but the country at large.
Students of higher learning even engage in this act. It has now become a normal tradition to trade and consume "weed" in the school environment.  Pathetic I must say, ignorantly killing themselves for pleasure. This can have a long lasting effect in their life, not only their physical wellbeing but also  academic life.

I am not saying that cannabis have no good effect, infact, the exportation of cannabis can be a source of income to our country. A former presidential aspirant, Omoyele Sowore in the month of may proposed that cannabis should be extracted and exported,he was also of the opinion that it can aid the growth of hairs.

However, if cannabis has been made legal, it should be binded by strict laws. License should be given to only few people and punishment served to anybody who have no license to sell. But I ask again, has it been made lagal? Can we now consume cannabis freely?

Howbeit, the widespread of "weed" consumption can be traced to unemployment, the availability of the product, it's easy accessible nature, peer pressure,amongst many other reasons.

In conclusion, I suggest that the Government takes punitive measures in other to curb the widespread of cannabis consumption, enforce  laws and penalties, create more awareness on the effects of drugs and substance abuse.

The future of our great country is at stake because citizen's are participating in an act that could turn them to "mad people" overnight. Jokingly, we don't want to have the increase of mental affected citizens. In other to avoid this, the Government and all government agencies need to participate in the fight against cannabis consumption.

Caleb Ijioma is the managing director of Roundnews media, a freelance journalist and a youth advocate. He can best be reached at calebijioma@gmail.com.

Friday, October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019

Osun College of Health Technology Students Union Blows Hot Over Non Accreditation of Courses, Call For Protest



The students of the above named prestigious College of Health Technology having suffered for years without our demands not having the needed attention by the school management and the government has resolved to send our crises to the public before our destines are totally ruined.

It is so ridiculous and shameful to tell our parents and public that our over 40years institution only exist on paper by producing graduates without certificate as major courses are not yet accredited by recognized national bodies and products not being mobilized for the one year compulsory national youth service like all other Colleges of Health Technology which rendered our results useless and substandard to our colleagues.

We have exhausted all possible means to drive home our demands being the only college of health technology in the south west region facing this God forsaken challenges.

The entire students in our congress held on   Tuesday 8th October, 2019 hereby resolved that if the following demands are not met within 14 working days we shall not hesitate to do the unexpected.

Our demands are:
1. Accreditation of dental therapy department.
2. Accredidation and mobilization of Environmental health technology graduates for NYSC.
3. Mobilization of dental therapy graduates for NYSC
4. Accreditation of health technician two years program for validation of results.
5. Prompt payment of staff salaries.
6. Provision of Adequate facilities for the smooth running of all programmes.

These are the problems we are battling with and until they are addressed our going to school is of no use.

Aluta Continua, Victoria Ascerta...

Ogunsakin Oluwafemi Sunday
Students Union Government President.

Ademonehin Adewale
Gen Secretary.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

October 10, 2019

Man defiles his 4 daughters in Lagos

A 64-year-old man, Bassey Archibong, of No. 10 Kunle Dipo Street, Majidun, Owutu, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, has been arraigned for having carnal knowledge of his four daughters aged between 12 and 20.
It was learnt that Archibong had been having incestuous sexual relationship with the girls since 2016.
Archibong was arraigned on three counts of continuous sexual relationship with his daughters, failure to get their consent and involvement in an amoral relationship with the victims before the Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court 1, Lagos.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecutor, John Iberedem, said Archibong used food as bait to get the girls to consent to his amorous desire.
Iberedem said whenever the children objected, he would refer to Lot in the Bible, who had sex with his daughters and was not punished by God.
The prosecutor also stated that the offences were punishable under Section 265 (2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2019.
He said, “The defendant beat the children and starved them whenever they confronted him on why he was sleeping with them.
“He would tell them that intercourse between fathers and daughters were normal and approved by God.
“He told the children that God did not punish Lot, who had sexual intercourse with his children, meaning that He approves of the act.”
The charges read in part, “That you, Bassey Archibong, between the years 2016 and 2019 at No. 10 Kunle Dipo Street, Majidun, Owutu, Ikorodu, Lagos State, in the Ikorodu Magisterial District, did engage your four daughters between the ages of 12 and 20 in sexual activities by having carnal knowledge of them continuously without their consent, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 265 (2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.
“That you, Bassey Archibong, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did have unlawful carnal knowledge of your 20-year-old daughter without her consent even when you knew that it was morally wrong, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 260 (1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs F. A. Azeez, remanded the accused person in a correctional facility pending advice by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
She adjourned the matter till October 30, 2019.
October 10, 2019


As the Ondo State Gubernatorial Election draw more closer daily, Asiwaju Adekanmbi has remain focus in his promise to take care of the aged citizens if elected as the next occupier of Alagbaka Apex seat.

He has however shows love to the senior citizens through Ondo State Youth for Good Governance (OYGG), OYGG is a group of intellect youths in Ondo State that want a youthful and useful personality to take over the leadership of Ondo State from the hands of oppressor.

Meanwhile, showing love to the less previledge and upgrading the standard of living of an average Ondo State citizen has become a norm and commitment of Asiwaju Adekanmbi Femi and OYGG who are partners in seeing Good Governance in Our dear Sunshine State.

The aged citizens however showed their utmost appreciation to Asiwaju Adekanmbi for this kind gesture towards the ordinary people and pray he will succeed in his gubernatorial aspiration and every other things he does.

OYGG also thank their Friend (Asiwaju Adekanmbi Femi) for his timely outreach program in seeing that every citizens and inhabitant of our dear Sunshine State are enjoying the dividends of democracy.

Coordinator of OYGG said "Adekanmbi is a friend to our organization and he has remain a resolute and upright person that has partner with OYGG vision of Good Governance for all citizens and inhabitant of Sunshine".

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October 10, 2019




☎ +2348147705121
Special Release
 OCTOBER 10, 2019
Ref. : NANS/PR/018



The greatest threat to justice are those who keep quiet against injustice.

Our attention have been drawn towards the incompetency of the commissioner for environment, Mr Funsho Esan who has failed the entire state in every capacity.

Mr governor sir,despite the wealthy educational attainment you have,ranking from day one to becoming a senior advocate of Nigeria(SAN),it is so sardonic and unethical to find people uncapable handling the affairs of important agency wish deals directly with the lives of human, such as the Ministry of Environment.

 The ministry who should be in charge of environmental hazards has failed us repeatedly.

The Flood which occurred due to poor drainage and blockage of drainage lanes occurred and have caused the loss of a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko,wish her remains have not been seen till now. The flood took over the whole of Medoline and Cele area of Akungba, properties are also destroyed and also in her counterpart institution in Okitipupa, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (OSUSTECH), flood have taken over the road totally where hundreds of Students' and tens of hundreds users have to cross over with the use of canoes, making it an avenue for water borne diseases to spread like wild fire. Also in OSUSTECH Mini Campus, Idepe; Students in faculty of agriculture couldn't take their lessons and tests due to the over pour of the shouldering river bordering the annex at the back. If the situation isn't taken care of immediately, it could lead to further loss of lives and properties of the both the citizen and Ondo State Government (ODSG).

This and other areas of the state have been an eyesore to the image of the Sunshine State.

The Hon. Commissioner Mr Fusho Esan, has neglected his duties totally and has endangered the lives and properties of the people, after all,an innocent soul have been made to pay the ultimate price, it is high time people at the helms of affairs take responsibility for their negligence and incapability.

The commisioner for environment who is supposed  to concentrate his effort on how our drainages will be in good shape  and also how the environment will be clean always and healthy for the citizen , is only interested on how he can generate Igr through mineral resources in the state what a misplaced priority.

 On this note, NANS JCC ONDO ACISX CALL FOR THE SUSPENSION/INVESTIGATION  OF THE COMMISSIONER and steps be taken immediately to bring this horrible occurrences to an end.

We appeal to Mr Governor Arakunrin Akeredolu (SAN) to do the needful by Suspending and investigating the Commisioner for environment so as to sustain the peace we are enjoying in Ondo state and to serve justice to the departed soul.




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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019

October 05, 2019


The 2nd Annual Public Lecture and Yoruba Icon Awards of the Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC) was held today, October 4th, 2019, at the Heritage Continental Hotel, Akure. It had in attendance the Aagbaka of Alagbaka, His Eminence Afolabi Obasuyi Rt. Hon. Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly represented by Hon Kemisola Ajibola  Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Ondo State represented by State Director of Youth,  Chairman Ondo State Radiovision Corporation represented by Mrs Alewi  Director of Programmes    Hon. Dayo Awude, former Ondo Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon. Banke Sutton, Politician and former Head, Ondo Microcredit Agency.

The lecture was delivered by the Guest Speaker, the renowned author, historian, writer, journalist and columnist, Chief Dare Babarinsa.

The participants span across different divides amongst Yoruba youths. National Association of Ondo State Students, National Association of Nigerian Students, pupils from Aquinas College, Akure, youth groups, civil society organizations, young politicians and human and girl child right activists.

In his welcome address, the National President of OYC, Tayo Akintade Oluyi, highlighted this year's theme and did justice to the menace. Moral Decadence Amongst Oodua Youth; The Way Out. He pointed out the regionalization of crimes and social vices and regretted that Yoruba youth have been tagged internet fraudsters, drug abusers, ritualists, robbers and kidnappers. He was worried this could threaten the future of the land and concluded it's as a result of a failing society where both the youth and elders have thrown caution to the wind.

He could not believe the renaming of our beautiful language as vernaculars in public and private schools across Yoruba land is still ongoing. He wondered why the speaking of Yoruba remains banned in some schools in Yoruba land while countries in Europe and the Americas are teaching the language and have even officially declared it a national language. He concluded OYC will not wait till some unofficial rules from some mypoic leaders and governments totally destroy the heritage and culture of the land.

He pointed out his fear that a Yoruba girl no longer kneels for her father and her brother doesn't prostrate for the mother anymore and criticized giving our children foreign, meaningless names. He sealed his welcome address with the quote of Prof. Charles Soludo, who days ago charged the youth 'to challenge the status quo and stop complaining'.

In his lecture delivered, Chief Babarinsa decried the rising population in Nigeria and wondered why we won't use this as an asset and not a burden. He queried the continuous use of foreign materials by the youth and wondered when they'd get the needed and required skills to start manufacturing their own clothing materials, shoes, food and even medications.

He pointed out the unusual consideration of quick fix as the bedrock of the moral decadence in our societies. The urge to make quick money has pushed our youth to drug use, attempt to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, robberies in foreign lands and even trafficking of humans and drugs.

He queried the dearth and death of our age-long tenets of decency, hard work, dignity, integrity and all Omoluabi virtues. Why would parents not question the sudden wealth of their children! He cited the Ijesha people who were very proficient in electronic and automobile merchandising and wondered what happened to that business acumen of Yoruba youth.

The Guest Speaker then proffered solutions to the declining morals in the society and to cap it all, he urged the Yoruba nation to create a SouthWest Development Authority, a central body that will see to the infrastructural development of Yorubaland. He suggested the building of a good six or ten lane roads that will link all the state capitals in the Southwest including Ilorin and Lokoja. The body will be backed by law passed by each House of Assembly. It will also be in charge of rail line, airports and even electricity. He said the Federal Government has failed in its duties and cited the stalled rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for almost 20 years now, a distance of only 100 kilometers.

Amongst his solutions, Chief Babarinsa wants schools that will build the competence of the youth be created where they will learn critical trade like plumbing, carpentry, automobile mechanics and other vocational skills.

He also wants good education for the teeming youth. Anyone willing and able to have education should not be denied. Teachers should be trained and retrained both at home and abroad and suggested that their promotions should be based on competence and capacity and not solely on number of years in service.

Language of Instructions was one of the solutions suggested by Chief Babarinsa. He called on the governments in Southwest to make Yoruba a compulsory  language of instruction for both primary and secondary schools. English should be treated as a subject that should be learnt in school. He cited Japan and India as the countries where they promote their native languages and are now super powers.

To reduce crime and moral decadence in the society, Chief Babarinsa wants youth employment be given utmost priority, warning that unemployment is the root of social vices today.

He also advised we change our mode and means of recruiting leaders in our electoral system, lamenting an expensive and conscienceless political system that throws up those who could go to any length to raise money to win elections. Any man who sold his mother to win elections can also sell the country when he gets to power.

In his conclusion, the guest speaker noted that the creates weapon to combat moral decadence is to embrace the philosophy of hard work and dignity of labour.

Earlier, other invited guests have aired their opinions on the theme. While some heaped the blame on the youth, some faulted the parents and the society for failing the youth.

Aagbaka of Alagbaka, His Eminence Afolabi Obasuyi blame the society for expecting too much from the youth while denying them many opportunities of life. He said he was already commanding a platoon in the military at the age of 21 in the UK. He also urged the youth to take the bull by the horns and demand for their inclusion in the decision making in Nigeria.

The National Publicity Secretary of OYC, Oluwagbenga Ajongbolo, gave the vote of thanks and wished everyone journey mercies back to their respective locations.

Oluyi Akintade Tayo

Ajongbolo Oluwagbenga
Publicity Secretary

Akomolafe Abiodun
Local Organising Committee Chairman.

Monday, September 30, 2019

September 30, 2019

Open Letter to Omoyele Sowere By Fowobaje Oluwaseun (Pope Jero)

" Tough time don't last, tough people do "

  Robert H Schuller

Distinguish comrade sir, I wish I can see you and offer you a book titled tough time don't last, tough people do written by Robert H Schuller.

Sir, I read some of your activities in Unilag when you were the student Union president and how you were being victimized. You have being in this struggle long time ago maybe you have adopted this quote that says "Struggle continues until the equation of justice is balanced."

Your opinion about what leadership is all about is what is hunting you presently, you believed leadership should be about selfless service, you believed leadership should be about the people, the welfare of the people. unfortunately, this part of this world do not appreciate that philosophy. They believed in spending the nation's resources for their personal greed in order to forcefully keep the people under them.

Are you aware that the Senate is planning on spending 5.6bn on cars? I mean with the nation's treasury. That's why they are hunting you because you are going against that philosophy.

Are you aware how South Africans humiliated Nigerians because our country could not give the best to their citizens? the president of this nation never at any point in time address Nigerians as regard the subject matter. We now have a very bad reputation in the global world.

I discovered that the Federal government has taken your issue personal because they are trying to defend their failures and at the same time trying to govern Nigerians by force.

The level of Poverty in this country is getting very unbearable and this people called our leaders can not feel it, they are fucking rich, they don't know that a congo of rice is now #600. How do you expect me to survive when a congo of rice is #600 under the minimum wages of #18,000? that's the nation we find ourselves.

The level of unemployment that rock the nation has given the youth no other choice than to look for alternatives , crime activities would continue if the leaders of this nation do not find a lasting solution to this malady, no one wants to die of hunger.

You advised that one of the ways the government can flourish is by cutting down the expenses of the government and investing them into people lives but you see that these people are going contrary to that opinion, they are spending what they are not earning. That's why they are hunting you.

President Donald Trump, the president of the most powerful nation in world has always been insulted by both the citizens and non citizens of United States of America but I have never seen anyone one arraigned for insulting the president of the United State of America , I think the joy of democracy is to have right to an opinion but our president has taken it as an insult to say he is underperforming. Is he not? So pathetic!!!

Distinguished comrade Sir, you have displayed an undisputable courage. you see, Nigerian people are really hungry because of the abject poverty the leadership of this country has designed to humble Nigerians and instead of them to demand for good governance, we are struggling to get our stomach filled

Omoyele Sowere , tough time don't last, tough people do.

Be strong sir ...

Written by comrade Fowobaje Oluwaseun Gbenga aka Pope Jero  

Sunday, September 29, 2019

September 29, 2019

Just In: Erosion Swept Man Away in Akure

Tears flow bitterly  in the street of Oke iya Ijoka, Akure yesterday after erosion swept away  a man with his bike and the man died immediately.

Smart360media Publications correspondent gathered that members of the community have been appealing to Government for ages to come to the aid of the community because the dilapidated bridge is a death trap for many motorists and commuters in the street.

The most disheartening situation is that as at the time of filing this report the lifeless  body of the man is still beside the bridge because ritualist said it is a taboo in Akure to touch or bury anybody that is being killed by water, that the family of the deceased most provide some items which include goat, money, kolanut and other items to appeals the gods of the water.

The residents of the community later appealed to the Ondo state government to come to the aid of the street to avert future occurrence.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

APC Plotting To Use Federal Might In Kogi, Bayelsa Polls - PDP

Ahead of the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday said it was worried over attempts by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to use federal might to gain undue advantage in the polls.

Speaking exclusively with Daily Independent, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, said all eyes would be on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to ensure a free, fair, and credible election that would be acceptable to all.

While urging INEC to be guided by democratic ethos in the discharge of her responsibilities, Ologbondiyan said the PDP was confident of winning the two states, given a free and fair exercise.

As a party, we are concerned about the use of federal might by the APC but we also believe that INEC, particularly the chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has a responsibility to try to redeem what is left of his image and that of the commission by conducting an election that is free, fair, credible and generally acceptable to the people in Kogi and Bayelsa states.

“We believe he has that responsibility ahead of him. We are optimistic on our part that victory is certain if there is a free, fair and credible exercise,” the PDP said.

Earlier, in a statement, the party said that it had activated its grassroots structures in the two states ahead of the elections, while also adding that it was making efforts to reconcile aggrieved members following the primaries to select its candidates for the polls in both states.
September 27, 2019

CAF Changes AFCON U-23 Draw Date

The U-23 team of Nigeria will find out their group opponents for the Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 tournament on Wednesday, October 2 at the Haramlek Palace, inside the historical Montaza Complex, Alexandria.

The draw, which was supposed to take place initially on the October 3 was brought forward a day ahead following a decision taken in consultation with the Local Organising Committee which was due to logistic reasons.

The eight teams host Egypt, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, South Africa and Zambia will know the identity of their opponents at the iconic 19th century palace.

CAF in a statement said, “The representatives of the qualified teams are expected to be in attendance for the event that will set the tone for the final tournament scheduled for November 8 to 22.

“The Egyptian capital, Cairo will host all games with matches at the Cairo International Stadium and Al Salam Stadium.

“The top three finishers at the final tournament will qualify to represent Africa at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.”
September 27, 2019

Bbnaija: Cindy Has Been Evicted From Big Brother

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Cindy has been evicted from the reality show. He was evicted from the Pepper Dem edition of Big Brother 27. Friday 2019. Recall that  the organisers of the on-going Big Brother Naija reality show announced that ‘surprise eviction’ will begin from, Thursday, September 26th as against the regular Sunday night evictions.

 Well today, the housemates welcomed Ebuka as a guest this morning, he then asked the Housemates up for eviction to go pack their bags...and then Deluxe rep brought the eviction letter .And he made his shocking announcement.

September 27, 2019

Best Awards: FIFA reveals why Salah’s votes were voided, as controversy over Messi’s win rumbles on

FIFA has explained why some votes for Mohamed Salah to win The Best FIFA Men’s Player award were not counted.
Salah did not finish in the top three of the ballot, with his nominations from Egypt’s captain and coach not included.
Lionel Messi was named as the men’s winner, ahead of the likes of Salah, Liverpool team-mate Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Liverpool star appeared to be upset, when FIFA’s full list of voting was released without his country’s selections.
FIFA, in a statement on Thursday, said: “During the monitoring of the votes submitted by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) on August 15, it was remarked that the signatures on the voting forms were in capital letters and thus seemed not valid (not authentic). The voting forms were also not signed by the general secretary which is mandatory.”
FIFA added the President’s Office of the EFA, which has undergone recent structural changes, was contacted about the issue, with no response received in time for the votes to count.
Further questions have been asked of FIFA about the voting process for The Best awards.
Nicaragua captain, Juan Barrera, claimed he did not vote although his name is listed on FIFA’s official document, which says he chose Lionel Messi, Sadio Mane and Cristiano Ronaldo as his top three.
“We have checked the voting documents submitted by the Nicaraguan FA and all documents are signed and confirmed with the official stamp of the Nicaraguan FA.
“Having compared with the vote sheets submitted by the federation and the ones we have published on FIFA.com… we confirm that we have the right votes signed by the player.
“We are asking the Nicaraguan Football Federations to inquire on this matter,” FIFA said.





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