Monday, December 9, 2019

December 09, 2019

Makinde admonishes political leaders to collectively develop Ondo irrespective of political affiliations

Hon. Abiola Makinde, House of Representatives Member, Representing Ondo East/West Federal Constituency has admonished political leaders in Ondo Kingdom to collectively develop the city.

This position was made earlier this morning during his address as the Chairman, Ekimogun Day Gala Night 2019 at the Oba Adesanoye Civic Centre, Ondo.

He offered words of appreciation to the Osemawe, Oba (Dr.) Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo and the Ondo Development Committee (ODC) for the opportunity afforded him to be the Chairman of Ekimogun Day Gala Night, describing it as a call to service.

In his words “I want to sincerely appreciate the Osemawe, Oba (Dr.) Adesimbo Kiladejo for fostering peace in the Kingdom. I want to thank His Royal Majesty and the ODC for the opportunity to serve as the Chairman of today’s Gala Night. It is a call to service in a bid to further develop the community.”

“I want to appreciate the Chairperson of this occasion, Hon. Cecilia Fayase, the Special Guest, Hon. Oladiji Olamide, the Ondo West and East Local Government Chairmen, Honorable members of the Ondo State House of Assembly present. It’s needless to say that I feel very delighted to be in the midst of a host of elites celebrating our very own Ekimogun Day.”

“We have to collectively take the development of Ondo to the next level notwithstanding our political affiliations. We have to come together for the growth of our youths, women and the aged.”

“In my capacity as the MHR, I have been able to attract employments for our youths in various Federal Government parastatals and also included in the 2020 budget, a one hundred million Naira Ultra Modern Skill Acquisition Centre in the city with the ground breaking coming in no time.”

The MHR led the donations for the community’s development and joined a host of other dignitaries to dance to the melodious rhythm of King Sunny Ade and his African Beats band at the occasion.

Monday, December 2, 2019

December 02, 2019

NANS lauds Hon. Abiola Makinde for supporting palliative program for indigent students

NANS has lauded Hon.Abiola Makinde for fulfilling one of his agenda for the students of the foremost teachers training institution in Nigeria, Adeyemi College of Education. Ondo.

The success recorded at the recently held "Adeyemi Igbehin Adun" has prompted the Ondo State Axis of NANS to release a statement by its Public Relation Officer, Comr. ADESOJI ADEWALE, lauding Hon. Abiola Makinde for his humanitarian commitments.

Part of the statement reads “We are indeed proud of your leadership acumen, you're indeed a humanitarian and we are glad Ondo is blessed with a legend like you..

We equally charge other office holders to be more committed like you and take the welfarism of the youth as priority,as often said that we are the leaders of tomorrow.

We enjoy your good office to make this project a continuum as your name would be written boldly on gold. Thank you and may the God you serve protect and guide you more".

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Friday, November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019



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November 22, 2019

Man Breaks Down In Tears After Discovering 9-month-old Son Isn’t His Child

A man has shared what seems to be a shocking revelation on the Internet.

The unidentified dad shared how he discovered that a child he has raised for 9 years isn’t his.

Sharing the story on Instagram, he hinted how the incident has made him depressed.

He wrote in part: 

“Woke up thinking it was a nightmare but reality set in this will be the last full day I got with him. He made me grow up at my old age lol. I can’t lie I do have hate for his mom right now but I have to focus on him and be thankful for the 10 months.. it’s so crazy Friday when I give him back he will be 10 months exactly. I was looking forward to his first thanksgiving, Christmas and OMG the biggest 1st birthday party January 22nd which I was going to cater for free lol…”

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November 22, 2019

CAF Shortlists Four Nigeria Players For CAF Awards.

Super Eagles quartets of Francis Uzoho, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi and Odion Ighalo have been shortlisted for CAF team of the year.
The Confederation of African Football made an official release on Thursday after the conclusion of all senior national teams matches programmed for 2019 which includes the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations that was held in Egypt in May and June.
Injured Super Eagles goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho will be delighted and grateful to see his name on the list despite playing second fiddle to Kaizer Chief goalie Daniel Akpeyi at the Africa Cup of Nations as he will be contesting with nine other goal minders.
Super Eagles couldn't provide any viable defensive player according to the list while former Arsenal star, Alexander Iwobi is listed amongst the artists saddled with creativity alongside Leicester City's enforcer Wilfred Ndidi as they are in the contest with 13 others from several countries of the black continent.
Chinese-based striker, Odion Ighalo is leading in the goal poaching attacking section especially after winning the golden boot of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as the competition's highest scorer and he will have to make do with 14 other attacking minds.
A total of were nominated with Premier League joint top scorer of Senegalese Sadio Mane, Egyptian and Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah and Arsenal's and Gabonese skipper Pierre Emerick Aubameyang all in contention while Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau is also shortlisted with Manchester City and Africa Cup of Nations champion with Algeria Riyad Mahrez not left out.
The team of the year will feature effectively at the CAF Awards gala ceremony that is expected to take place early 2020.
CAF 2019 Team of the Year Candidates
Moez Ben Cherifia
Yassine Bonnou
Mohamed El Shenaway
Sylvain, Gbohouo
Rais M'bolhi
Edouard Mendy
Richard Ofori
Andre Onana
Denis Onyango
Francis Uzoho
Youcef Atal
Serge Aurier
Mehdi Benatia
Ahmed El-Mohammadi
Lamine Gassama
Faouzi Ghoulam
Achraf Hakimi
Ahmed Hegazi
Kalidou Koulibaly
Christian Luyindama
Issa Mandi
Joel Matip
Noussair Mazraoui
Yassine Meriah
Youssouf Sabaly
Andre-Frank Anguissa
Ismael Bennacer
Sofiane Feghouli
Idrissa Gueye
Tarek Hamed
Alex Iwobi
Wahbi Khazri
Naby Keita
Franck Kessie
Wilfried Ndidi
Riyad Mahrez
Thomas Partey
Mubarak Wakaso
Victor Wanyama
Hakim Ziyech
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Jordan Ayew
Anis Badri
Cedric Bakambu
Youcef Belaili
Baghdad Bounedjah
Odion Ighalo
Sadio Mane
Moussa Marega
Mbaye Niang
Nicolas Pepe
Mohamed Salah
Islam Slimani
Percy Tau
Wilfried Zaha

November 22, 2019

Herdsmen Killed More Nigerians In 2018 Than Boko Haram

Attacks from herders resulted in the death of more Nigerians in 2018 than the number of deaths caused by Boko Haram in the country, according to 2019 Global Terrorism Index (GTI).
The GTI report released on Wednesday ranked Nigeria, for the fifth consecutive time, since 2015, as the third country with the worst impact from terrorism, globally.

Afghanistan, meanwhile, has overtaken Iraq to become number one on the list, while the latter moved down to the second position.
Syria, Pakistan, Somalia, and India are ranked fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh respectively in the GTI report, while Yemen, Philippines, and Democratic Republic of the Congo are eighth, ninth, and 10th.
The report said terror-related incidents in Nigeria increased by 37 per cent, from 411 in 2017 to 562 in 2018 and also deaths from terrorism in the country rose to 2,040 in 2018, a 33 per cent increase.
“The increase was due to a substantial escalation of violence by ‘Fulani’ extremists, whilst Boko Haram recorded a decline in deaths from terrorism,” the report said.

Dispute over ownership and usage of land has remained the major cause of the violent conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria.
A concern was raised in the 2018 GTI report over the killings by herders. The report had warned that terrorism was shifting from Nigeria’s North-East region to the country’s Middle-Belt.
“Violence between Nigerian herders and farmers intensified in early 2018 with approximately 300,000 people fleeing their homes. The most recent escalation in violence follows increased militia attacks and implementation of new anti-grazing legislation.
“In 2018, Fulani extremists were responsible for the majority of terror-related deaths in Nigeria at 1,158 fatalities. Terror-related deaths and incidents attributed to Fulani extremists increased by 261 and 308 per cent respectively from the prior year. Of 297 attacks by Fulani extremists, over 200 were armed assaults. Over 84 per cent of these armed assaults targeted civilians.
“However, also active and not recorded as terrorist activity are pastoralist militias who target the Fulani, increasing the likelihood of reprisals,” the report said.

The deadliest terrorist incident in Nigeria in 2018, according to the report, occurred on May 5 when assailants attacked Gwaska, Kaduna.
The report said 58 people were killed in the attack, which it said was attributed to ‘Fulani extremists’.
The GTI report attributed the decline in Boko Haram attacks to a multinational task force fighting the terrorist group.
The GTI, which is in its seventh edition, is produced annually by the Institute for Economics & Peace, an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank with offices in Sydney, New York, and Mexico City.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

November 21, 2019

Man Chains 10-Year-Old Son For Skipping School And Keeping Late Nights

A dad, identified as Malam Abubakar Mohammed, has been arrested for putting his 10 years old son, Mohammed, in chains and locking him up in the house in Minna, Niger State.

According to source, the man took the action over Mohammed’s absenteeism from the UBE Primary School, Tunga in Minna, and refusal to attend Islamic school.

Mr. Abubakar said he took the action as corrective measures because the son is fond of absconding from school and keeping late nights, adding that all the entreaties for him to change failed.

He said he chained and locked him up on Wednesday morning after he went for the early morning prayers and did not see him in the mosque.

“We looked for him everywhere but couldn’t find him. In fact, he apparently did not sleep at home; so I went to where they normally hang out with his friends and saw him sleeping.

I took him home and decided to use chain to prevent him from going anywhere until I returned from a naming ceremony but when I got back, I learnt some people from the human rights have taken him,” he explained.
November 21, 2019

Fowoso Conceived To Impact Women At The Grassroots – Mrs. Akeredolu

The wife of Ondo State Governor, Chief Mrs Betty Anyanwu -Akeredolu has again restated that she founded the Forum Of Wives Of State Officials (FOWOSO) in order to bring empowerment to women at the grassroots as against insinuations that it is an elitist platform.

This assertion was made on behalf of the First Lady during a sensitisation visit to the management of Ondo State Radiovision Corporation, OSRC by the Chairman of the 2019 FOWOSO Summit, Mrs. Mercy Femi-Idris.

According to her, FOWOSO has in the last two years empowered thousands of women most especially the less privileged across the 18 local government areas of the state.

While emphasizing that through the programme, majority of masses have equipped themselves with skills and have also acquired business kits such as grinding machines, sewing machines, hair dryers, among others, Mrs. Akeredolu also affirmed that youths as well as the physically challenged were not left out as they were also empowered with laptops and wheel chairs across the 18 local governments irrespective of political affiliations.

In his response, the Chairman, OSRC, Mr. Kunle Adebayo commended Mrs. Akeredolu for her giant strides in complimenting the efforts of the Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, just as he honoured her with an Award for her Outstanding Performance saying all her programmes are genuinely conceived to impact lives as against propagandist agenda of many other wives of successive governors.

Mr. Adebayo also used the opportunity to assure FOWOSO of adequate coverage of its forthcoming Summit.

The Award for Outstanding Performance was received on behalf of the First Lady by the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Titi Adeyemi who noted that the honour would spur Mrs. Akeredolu to do more.

Mrs. Adeyemi while also highlighting some of the lined up activities for the Summit said the 2nd FOWOSO Summit with the theme, “Prioritising Women’s Health and Wellbeing in Nigeria” would kick off on December 4th and climax on the 5th of December, 2019 at the International Events Centre, The Dome, Akure.

Other members of the committee on the team include the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Dr Wunmi Ilawole, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Women Affairs, Mrs. Magaret Atere and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Women Mobilization from the three Senatorial Districts Mrs. Akeju (North) Mrs. Ronke Ojo (Central), Mrs. Morenike Alaka (South) and the Press Secretary to Her Excellency, Oluwatobiloba Fademi.
November 21, 2019

Photos: MC Oluomo NURTW Signs An Agreement Deals With Opay & Sonlink

The National Union Of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) newly appointed leader in Lagos, Alh, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as “MC OLUOMO” just signed an agreement deal with Opay and SONLINK.

MC Oluomo revealed via his social media page that..


November 21, 2019

Buhari's PA Congratulates Burna Boy On His Grammy's Nomination

The Personal Assistant to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Media, Bashir Ahmad has congratulated the Nigerian Artiste, Burnaboy #AfricanGiant on his nomination in Grammy Awards for his album. 

He wrote...

"That ‘International Award’ is ours! Congratulations my guy, our own @burnaboy. More, more and more international recognitions."


November 21, 2019

9-years-old Boy Narrates How He Was Raped Repeatedly By His Male Teacher

A 9-years-old Nigeria boy has opened up on how he and his other classmates were sexually defiled and assaulted constantly by their teacher leaving them with a bleeding anus.

Diana Mary Nsan, the facebook user who shared this sad story online said the teacher’s evil act came to light after the 9-year-old boy was seen bleeding from his anus by his nanny who then informed his parents. The parents questioned him and he told them what the teacher has been doing to him.

The facebook user also shared a video that featured the young boy narrating the story on how the accused teacher repeatedly defiled him and his classmate. The little boy narrated how the teacher would always force him to his apartment within the school premises to rape him and how the teachers he complained to never listened to him.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

November 20, 2019


Parline Revue Ondo Fashion Awards and MISS Zuri Ondo team members met with His Imperial Majesty Oba Aladetoyinbo Odundun II earlier today at his palace.

The CEO of Parline events and tours Mr. Adedeji thanked the King for his all time support towards boosting up the social activities of Akure kingdom.

The CEO went on to talk about the event and it's visions. In his words, Mr Adedeji said  “Rape is becoming too prevalent in our society and we must all stand up to take decisive action against it.” He later went on to talk about how the fashion awards is about promoting individual businesses and celebrating excellence and creativity in fashion. He then disclosed details of the event coming up by December 8th, 2019 at Ruby's Court Oke Ijebu, Akure with the theme," Awareness to Action".

Smart360media Correspondent reported that "The King was pleased to see and hear that young minds are coming together with ideas that can change the society and he said he was ready to partner and support the event." The Kabiyesi also promised to attend the event to show his full support.
November 20, 2019

Former Ghanaian President, Mahama Begs Buhari To Open Borders

Former President of Ghana, John Mahama has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to open Nigeria’s borders, saying that Ghana has been heavily affected by the closure of the borders.

Mahama said that for economic activities to resume in West Africa, Nigeria needs to reconsider its decision on the total border closure. He made this plea while delivering the seventh-anniversary lecture of investiture into The Realnews Hall of Fame and the unveiling of a book, titled: Pathways to Political and Economic Development of Africa.

According to the former president as reported by The Nation, the closure of the borders, especially the Benin border, was affecting many small and medium businesses, especially in Togo, Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire, which relied on inter-country trade.

“I am sure that businesses in Nigeria that rely on supplies from these countries are also suffering. With the signing of the joint border task force agreement between Nigeria and her neighbours, I will like to take this opportunity to appeal to Nigeria to open up her border so that economic activities can resume,” Mahama said.

While reacting to the shut down of shops owned by Nigerians by the Ghana Union of Traders’ Association (GUTA) as retaliation to the border closure, Mahama said, “Back home in Ghana, I also look forward to our government’s intervention that brings an immediate cessation to the forceful and illegal closure of shops of foreigners, especially Nigerians, by members of the local trade associations.”

Mahama who is a former Chairman of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) spoke on how he still has an abiding interest in the progress of ECOWAS and its people. In this light, he said that Nigeria being the home of ECOWAS and the largest economy in West Africa should not allow the objective principles for the establishment of ECOWAS to be lost.

Meanwhile, the Vice-Chancellor of Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to yield to pressure to reopen the borders. Edoumiekumo, who was also present at the lecture, said President Buhari should remain firm in his resolve to ensure economic growth and the country’s development as the border closure would generate more revenue for the nation and tackle smuggling.http://www.smart360media.com.ng





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