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Stakeholders at all tiers of Government have been urged to perform their statutory responsibilities to the National Youth Service Corps in order to enhance its performances.

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday dare stated this in his goodwill address today during the opening ceremony of the meeting of NYSCTop Management with representatives of State Governments held at Abuja.

He said there must be a strengthened partnership with the NYSC that would enhance the productivity of Corps members in the discharge of their responsibilities across the country.

Dare said the NYSC Scheme which was established over forty-six years ago to foster unity and integration of the diverse ethnic groups in the country as well as serve as catalyst for national development has achieved its objectives but there is need for all tiers of government to fulfil their assigned roles and responsibilities.

While commending the Scheme for its immense contributions to the socio-economic, education…

Bola Tinubu And His Date With Destiny In 2023

Fellow Nigerians permit me to say, it is no longer a secret that the former Governor of Lagos State and easily one of the most influential politicians in Africa, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has his gaze firmly fixed on the Nigerian Presidential seat in Abuja. Let me put it more frontally, Tinubu will love to drop the Chieftaincy title, Asiwaju, for that of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Who wouldn’t, anyway? I once tried my luck despite not having ten percent of Tinubu’s stupendous resources, extensive networks, public service experience and achievements and so on. I know that some will think it is too early to be talking about a successor to President Muhammadu Buhari given that his second term is barely six months old. Nevertheless, the political gladiators are already baring their fangs and showing their hands and flapping their wings. It would be silly of anyone to shut their eyes to such developments.

The debate is already raging, as always. We love to talk. Don’t we? That’s our pa…

2.5 Million Young Nigerians Applied For 10,000 Job Slots -NSCDC ( possibly 5,000 slots at last due to budget allocation)

Authorities of the NSCDC had complained that the 2020 budgetary provision for the corps could only accommodate 5,000 new employees as against the 10,000 earlier proposed by the government.
Nigeria's federal lawmakers in the Senate have insisted that the
proposed recruitment of 10,000 Nigerians into the Nigeria Security and
Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) would go on despite limited funds.

Authorities of the NSCDC had complained that the 2020 budgetary
provision for the corps could only accommodate 5,000 new employees as
against the 10,000 earlier proposed by the government.

Despite its complaint to the National Assembly joint committee on
interior, during the corps’ budget defence session held on Monday in

However, the chairman of the committee, Senator Kassim Shettima, said,
"The only way we can come in is to see how we can tinker with their
budget to see that 10,000 Nigerians are actually employed."

Shettima, commending the NSCDC, added, "The civil defence complements
the …

Boeing set to report earnings before the bell amid 737 Max crisis

Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked in an aerial photo at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington Boeing is expected to report third-quarter earnings before the market opens on Wednesday, as the aerospace giant faces a crisis with its top-selling 737 Max aircraft line. Here's what Wall Street expects: EPS: $2.09 a share according to a Refinitiv survey of Wall Street analysts.Revenue: $19.67 billion a share according to a Refinitiv survey of Wall Street analysts. The company has been under scrutiny after two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes killed a combined 346 people in the past year. Boeing took a $4.9 billion after-tax charter in the previous quarter, for funds to compensate airlines for the FAA's grounding of the 737 Max planes in service. But, although Boeing has developed a software fix for the implicated flight-control system that misfired in both crashes, federal regulators have yet to set a timeline for the certifying the 737 Max for flight. Additionally, last we…

EFCC Budgets N30.9bn for 2020 and achieves 882 Convictions(among others) in 10 Months

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 disclosed that the agency earned a record of 882 convictions between January and October this year.
Magu made the disclosure as he defended the Commission's 2020 budget of N30.921billion before the Senate Committee on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes.
Though the year has not ended, the conviction figure in the meantime, represents over 200 per cent improvement on the 312 convictions recorded last year.
Speaking further on the notable achievements of the Commission in the current fiscal year, the EFCC boss disclosed that between January and September 2019, the Commission made monetary recoveries on behalf of both the federal government and  third parties in the following sums : N64,721,161,510.01 (Sixty Four Billion, Seven Hundred and Twenty One Million, One Hundred and Sixty One Thousand, Five Hundred and Ten Naira, One Kobo), $14,030,512.32 (Fourteen Million, Th…

My Husband Rapes Me Whenever He’s Drunk"


I’m leaving my husband because he beats, rapes me after drinking ― Bose Oladimeji

After two years of living together with a man as wife, popular Yoruba actress, Bose Oladimeji, says she’s had just about enough and walking out fast. Her reason is none other than domestic abuse, which she says has become not only brutally violent but life-threatening as well.

“Yes I’m ready to go, in fact, I’m not with him right now. I just have to run for my life, my life is very precious to me. I can’t just allow someone to kill me like that and I want to address some ladies out there that they should not love a guy because of what he gives them. They should be sure the love is genuine and not be fooled by money and comfort. I’m leaving right now, I need to run away for my life. I need to save myself. My life will be in danger if I continue to stay with him, so I’m leaving right now, she said in a chat with Potpourri.

Highlighting the gory details of the abuse, Bose Oladimeji said the beatings star…

‘I was a commercial driver for 16 years before becoming professor’

In the first of revelations to news organizations on his background, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno State ahead of the 2019 general elections, took Daily Trust Saturday down memory lane, giving account of movement from grass to grace. He was declared winner of the primaries two weeks ago. With the advantage of support by incumbent Governor Kashim Shettima, and sharp divisions in the main opposition PDP which produced governorship candidates in  parallel primaries, the Professor of Irrigation Engineering from University of Maiduguri looks is set, barring any unforeseen eventuality associated with politics.
A member of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Prof. Zulum also said he never had the luxury of being lazy, since he had to struggle all his life. He began by talking about his humble background, in which he had to join his father in tilling the ground at a tender ag…

Downsizing parliament, lesson from Italy by @jideojong

FINANCIAL encumbrances have compelled Italy to downsize its parliament. The initiative by Five Star – the main party in the coalition government – will see the country saving a whopping €1 billion or £897 million in 10 years, amid its sluggish economic growth of 0.1 per cent in the second quarter of this year. Under the arrangement, the lower legislative house will be pruned from 630 to 400 members, while the senators’ current strength of 315 will be down to 200.  “It is done! Promise kept,” the Five Star hierarchy said in a tweet, shortly after the parliamentary approval. But the new order will not come into effect until after the next election in 2023, by which time it would have been ratified by a referendum. It is, indeed, a political or constitutional sea change. Italy’s Cabinet Secretary, Riccardo Fraccaro’s excitement about it is instructive: “The citizens are at the centre” of it all. The Italian news agency says an MP earns €230,000 per annum and a senator collects €249,600. Th…

#ResearchAnalysis: Farmers have sex more often than other professionals - Study

A new study shows farmers have sex more often than other professionals — as a third of those surveyed boast about having sex at least once a day. It’s not just the cows and chickens that are breeding down on the farm. According to the New York Post, what’s more, a staggering 67 per cent of them rated their performance in the bedroom as “incredible,” according to the study by sex toy manufacturer, Lelo. A sex expert, Kate Moyle, said it was because farmers were more likely to be fitter than desk-bound city dwellers, and therefore have more stamina. “Even within groups such as professions where there is a lot of similarities, we have to consider that there is a huge amount of individual differences impacting people’s sexuality and sex lives,” Ms Moyle told the UK Mirror. “However, what we may expect are some trends, for example, the level of physical activity in a career such as a farmer, rather than someone in an office setting may impact levels of fitness and energy,” she said. The r…

#AmazingStory : From cashier to petrol station owner, woman surpasses her dreams

- A woman named Khumbu Shelemba has seemingly done the impossible after rising from cashier to petrol station owner - The 36-year-old's story is that of hard work and perseverance - Shelemba admitted that she goes through difficulties but has learnt to calmly deal with them A woman has proven that hard work and perseverance reaps incredible fruit. The 36-year-old started as a cashier and now owns her very own petrol station. Hailing from Mtwalume on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, Khumbu Shelembe’s career has been a remarkable journey. Khumbu completed a National Diploma in Marketing Management from Mangosuthu University in 2004. She managed to find a job as a cashier at Mobeni service station in South Africa. She was promoted after working for six months and joined the book-keeping and supply chain department. Source: Facebook/Povo News In 2011 she completed the Caltex Retailer Courses and the previous owner of the Mobeni service station presented her with an opportunity to buy a…

Caution: Over Exposure To Phones, Computers & TV Screens Could Blind One

The blue-violet light peeking out from the screen was potentially harzardous to the eyes, and could lead to long-term problems, including blindness.

“It’s advisable to reduce ‘computer vision syndrome’, that is, feasting your eyes on a computer for a long time, because of the rays that come out from there, especially an LED computer, laptop or phone,” she said.

“Putting your eyes for a long time on a particular screen is not good because it can lead to symptoms of dryness in the eyes.

“Read for a while, at least for about 30 to 40 minutes, then remove your eyes from the screen for about five to six minutes so that you don’t end up with eye strain.”

#PatheticNews : Half of Nigerian children not growing well, UNICEF laments -

The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has said 49 per cent of children under the age of five in the country do not grow well as they are either stunted, wasted or overweight. UNICEF Nigeria said this in a statement and added that malnutrition remains a major public health and development concern. It said breastfeeding can save lives but regretted that only 27 per cent of children under six months of age were exclusively breastfed and an increasing number of children were fed infant formula. “This means many Nigerian children are missing out on the life-saving benefits of breastmilk which is a baby’s first vaccine and offers the best possible nutrition at the start of life,” it said. UNICEF warned that poor eating and feeding practices started from the earliest days of children’s life put them at risk of poor brain development, weak learning, low immunity, increased infections and, in many cases death. It said the malnutrition level in the country should be tackled and appealed to…

Blogging Success: 7 Reasons New Bloggers Fail

1. Expecting huge results in a short time
Growing an audience takes time. And it is getting harder to get heard in between all the other information that is published online every day. There are only a few and usually rather small niches that are not yet taken. Even if your content is the best there ever was for a chosen topic, the chances are high that no one will notice, that the great content is there – if you do not take success in your own hands and actively spread the word about your content.

You need to build and grow your audience, you need to show consistency and endurance so that you can build trust and readers will stick – and eventually come back for more of your great content. Also, you need to build distribution channels like Email-lists and social media followers. This takes time. Do not expect huge success within weeks – or even months.

2. Being afraid to tell people about your new blog before it is famous
Many people hesitate to spread the word about their new blog. …

Senator Elisha Abbo's Sex Toy Shop Assault Case Compounded As Police Tender More Proof

At the resumed hearing of the case on Thursday the prosecution counsel, James Idachaba, who had opened his case at the last adjourned date told the court that they stumbled on additional proof of evidence of the closed-circuit television that captured the incident.
Senator Elisha Abbo at the court on Thursday
The Nigerian police have tendered additional CCTV footage of the alleged assault by Senator Elisha Abbo on a nursing woman in a sex toy
shop before a Zuba magistrate's court in Abuja.

At the resumed hearing of the case on Thursday the prosecution counsel, James Idachaba, who had opened his case at the last adjourned
date told the court that they stumbled on additional proof of evidence of the closed-circuit television that captured the incident.

The second prosecution witness, investigation police officer, who was in court to testify in the case could do not do so as defence counsel
Adegbite Adeniyi made an application for the adjournment of the case.

Adeniyi argued that he would …

12 Year Old Girl Welcomes Baby Girl:Raped And Disvirgined By Pastor, Raped By Herbalist And Raped And Impregnated By 40-Year-Old Neighbour, (Her Mother In Mortuary)

This is a pathetic story of a 12-year-old girl that has passed through a lot, she is now a mother. She welcomed a baby girl in Edo after being sexually abused. The CEO of Behind Bar Initiative (BBI) Harrison Gwamnishu has been on the case of the girl. According to him: "She's 12 years old
A Pastor deflowered her
A Traditional Chief abused her sexually
A 40-year-old neighbor raped and impregnated her.
NOW..... At month 7, she delivered through CS.
Her poor mother in the mortuary." They went to provision store and bought things for her and the baby and visited her at the hospital. Mr Gwamnishu said: "We are with 12-year old child turned mother in Irrua, Edo State. We provided some beverages to MOTHER and CHILD and will be taking care of HOSPITAL BILLS. (She delivered through CS). The following will be in custody;
1. Pastor
2. Herbalist
3. 40-year old Neighbor" 'The three perpetrators were arrested before BUT were RELEASED by #POLICE and NAPTIP. This we must …

In PMB's Hometown: Police Uncover Islamic Centre With Chained, Maltreated Children In Daura

The Police in Katsina State have uncovered and shut down another Islamic home, housing some children who were said to have been treated inhumanely in the Sabon Garin Daura area of Katsina North. The building was discovered after some of the boys who had escaped embarked on a protest over allegations of violation of human rights at the centre. Owned by one of the most famous and respected Islamic scholars in Daura, Bello Mai Almajirai, the centre is said to house people perceived to be outlaws from their parents and the society. The escapees, numbering over 200, ran into the town, narrating how they were being maltreated, a development that sparked outrage in the community against the owner. Briefing journalists at the center on Monday, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Sanusi Buba, told reporters that preliminary investigation revealed that Malam Bello had been running the center for about 40 years and later left it in the hands of his son, Umar Bello. He lamented about the deterio…