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A man was caught trying to steal a Plasma TV from Kyabiz Hotel in Makurdi Benue State.

The man was sad to come with a box to the hotel, When he was leaving he removed the TV from the wall and put it inside his box. He was caught by one of the staff of the Hotel. An eye witness who posted on his Facebook page wrote this.

Read Below; This guy came to kyabiz hotel mkd, Gboko road to steal this plasma TV but unfortunately we cought him.this should be a warning to other hotels, this ppl are not joking oooo. While he was caught he had keys to order hotel rooms, should incase you have a missing Tv in your hotel check E division.

Anthony Joshua has gotten a new tattoo ahead of his December rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. 

The 29-year-old British-Nigerian boxer visited a local tattoo shop in South gate, London in July, where he got a lion and a forest tattooed onto his middle finger to cover up calluses.

Anthony Joshua shows off new lion tattoo on his middle finger (Photos)

He came in the middle of July, we had a quick consultation, he lives not far from Southgate,' shop owner Victor Tsyhanou told The Sun

'We booked him in for the following week - it's the first time a big name like Anthony has come to the studio.

Anthony Joshua shows off new lion tattoo on his middle finger (Photos)

'Obviously, there was a lot of attention from locals so we booked him in later in the evening, closed the studio and did him a private session.

'Because he does boxing, he had some pigmentation on his fists, so he gave us ideas of what he wanted to do.

Anthony Joshua shows off new lion tattoo on his middle finger (Photos)

'He wanted a little forest, so we decided to do this thing with the moon.'

Anthony Joshua shows off new lion tattoo on his middle finger (Photos)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it will partner the National Youth Service Corps to fish out unqualified graduates currently in the scheme. 

EFCC said it had received a request from the NYSC to check the activities of “unpatriotic Nigerians who sell their certificates to unqualified graduates to be able to undergo the youth service”. 

The acting chairman of the anti-corruption body, Ibrahim Magu, stated these in Abuja when he received the NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, in his office in Abuja. A statement by the NYSC on Tuesday quoted Magu as saying the EFCC would support the NYSC in its move to combat fraudulent mobilisation of unqualified graduates for national service. 

He stated, “We condemn the activities of unpatriotic elements who bring shame to the nation by their insatiable desire to make money at all costs, including the sale of certificates to unqualified graduates.”

The NYSC DG appealed to the EFCC for support “in closely monitoring the activities of unscrupulous higher institutions which present unqualified graduates for mobilisation for national service.

It is very unfortunate that some institutions of higher learning, particularly in Cotonou, Benin Republic, present to us people who didn’t go to the four walls of the university as graduates for mobilisation. Currently, we are investigating some of such so-called graduates, many of whom cannot write or spell any word in English.”

Frank Edwards took to Instagram to celebrate his 17th year of being healed of Asthma. According to the gospel singer, he has never used an inhaler since then. 

Saying a prayer for those going through the same challenge, Frank Edwards wrote; 

Today marks 17 years God healed me from asthma and I’ve never used an inhaler since then!! My prayer tonight is to everyone with any type of health challenge even if it’s a terminal disease WE SERVE A GOD WHO CAN TERMINATE TERMINAL DISEASES!! Be free from sickness IN JESUS NAME!!!

Frank Edwards celebrates 17 years of being healed of Asthma

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condoled with the former Governor of Kaduna State and former Chairman, PDP National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi over the death of his father, Malam Muhammad Makarfi.

The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday in Abuja, said that the PDP was deeply saddened by the news of the death of Malam Makarfi.

He described the deceased as a devoted statesman and devout Muslim, who dedicated his life to the service of God, stability, and growth of the nation and the good of humanity at large.

“Though we intensely mourn, the PDP draws solace in the fact that Malam Makarfi lived a fulfilled life and bequeathed to our nation an outstanding patriot in Sen. Makarfi.

“The PDP, therefore, condoles with the entire Makarfi family and prays the Almighty God to grant them and their loved ones the fortitude to bear this huge loss,’’ Ologbondiyan said.“Sen. Makarfi’s commitment to national development as Governor of Kaduna State, Senator of the Federal Republic as well as the sacrifices he made in stabilizing and repositioning PDP during her trying times, speak volume of the lessons he must have received from his father.

Over 303 Nigerian students from 17 states in southern Nigeria have received about $7.5m (about N2.7bn) in full or partial scholarships from 225 universities and colleges to study in the United States for the 2019/2020 academic session.

This Information was disclosed today been Tuesday, By the Public Affairs Section, US Consulate General, Lagos, Mr. Temitayo Famutimi, said the acting US Consul General, Osman Tat, disclosed this during the 2019 Education USA pre-departure orientation for the students who received admission offers and scholarships from US colleges and universities.

He explains; the U.S. remains a top destination for international students, Tat explained that the list of acceptances for Nigerian students for the upcoming academic year has been quite impressive, cutting across many of the 50 U.S. states.

“I congratulate each one of you on your tremendous success. This is a very important step in your life. I encourage you to make the most out of your time in the United States to acquire the requisite skills and knowledge needed to support Nigeria’s development,” he told the group of US-bound students.

The students have been accepted for undergraduate and graduate degree programs at top-notch US institutions ranging from Ivy League universities, liberal arts colleges, women’s colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to community colleges.

They include Stanford University, The George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Purdue University, Tufts University, Boston University, Emory University, and Howard University, among many others.

The pre-departure orientation is intended to assist students to prepare for their move from Nigeria to attend a college or university in the United States. The event included interactive sessions on topics such as travel planning, adjusting to life in America, safety on campus, and F-1 visa rules for international students.

Participants also had the opportunity to meet with students currently studying in the United States who offered tips on how to prepare for the U.S. academic, social, and cultural environment.

Among the departing students are 13 EducationUSA Opportunity Fund grantees —10 undergraduate and three graduate students, with full scholarships — who received financial aid to cover the up-front cost of obtaining admission.

Annually, through the Opportunity Fund Program, the U.S. Consulate’s EducationUSA Advising Centre assists talented low-income students who are good candidates for admission to U.S. colleges and universities, by funding their application process.

According to the latest Open Doors Report, published annually by the Institute of International Education, Nigeria is the 13th highest sending country of international students to the U.S., with about 12, 693 Nigerians currently studying in the United States.

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has asked all Fulani herdsmen residing in the Southern part of the country to vacate immediately if their security is no longer guaranteed. Activities of Herdsmen have come under serious scrutiny after the recent killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader and a 40-year-old farmer in Ogun State.

Chairman of Northern Elders Forum, NEF, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, who addressed newsmen at a press conference in Abuja earlier today, said the order for the return of the herdsmen was borne out of the realization that the lives of Fulani herdsmen residing in Southern Nigeria have been put at risk due to the actions and utterances of Southern Governors in recent days. In his words

“We are worried about their well-being. If it is true that their safety can no longer be, we rather have them back in areas where their safety is guaranteed. The bottom line is that their safety is far more important than their stay there. This is a country we all wish to keep together and not at the expense of other section. Now, certainly we are worried about their safety, like we are worried about the safety of every Nigerian who decided to live wherever they want to.'' 

Spokesperson of the Coalition of Northern Groups, Abdul-Aziz Sulaiman, who was also at the press conference, said utterances from the likes of Gani Adams, Femi Fani-Kayode and some other Southern leaders have further heightened the insecurity of Fulani herdsmen in the region.

''Throwing caution to the winds, Gani Adams, Fani Kayode, Yinka Odumakin and a host of other southern regionalists shamelessly insisted on changing the narratives around the killing off the Fashoranti lady. In the process, they threatened all forms of violations and breaches against northerners including the threat of an all-out war.

“With all these statements and steps taken by the southern governors and opinion leaders, we are worried that none of the northern governors or federal official has deemed it apt to caution them.

“The failure or neglect of the police to trace a connection between the Fashoranti murder and the seeming prearranged conduct of Fani Kayode, Odumakin and Adams by their haste to shift the blame in order to render the Fulani object of attack is certainly suspicious.

“We are concerned about the sincerity of the federal government in implementing the National Livestock Transformation Plan NLTP going by the manner previous efforts at executing development projects like the Mambila hydro-electric power project and several initiatives on the herdsmen dilemma were invariably stalled.

“We are equally worried that the NLTP is vested in the office of the vice president that is believed to have frustrated the previous project meant for the north.

“We find it difficult to trust the commitments of this government which has for the past four years failed to execute any positive initiative towards resolving the herder's problems nor shown any encouraging concern for the dilemma of the Fulani who have been attacked in various states.

“Based on the above observations, and the fact that the instigation of hatred against the Fulani persists, we feel obliged to advice the leadership of the Northern Elders Forum to consider calling on the Fulani to forego their right to live and flourish anywhere in the south and relocate to their various states in the north to ensure their safety noting the inherent return value of such denial.” he said

Davido's father, Adedeji Adeleke's house on Esther Adeleke street in Lekki, Lagos state was gutted by fire. According to an eyewitness, the fire started this afternoon at about 1pm at the penthouse of the building.

The fire service officials were alerted and they were able to quickly put out the fire before it spread to other sections of the house. No casualty was recorded in the incident. Watch a video from the scene below...

10 Turkish sailors have been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria, reportedly for ransom. 

According to reports, the Paksoy-1 was sailing from Cameroon to Ivory Coast when the pirates boarded the ship in the Gulf of Guinea. It was not carrying freight and eight sailors managed to escape.

Turkey says it is working to secure the release of those seized and the International Maritime Bureau says the Gulf of Guinea is the most dangerous sea in the world for piracy. Ömer Çelik, the spokesman for Turkey's ruling AK Party, said the ministry was following the case closely and "working on it".

Numan Paksoy, operations manager at Kad?o?lu Maritime, said about "12 pirates with heavy guns" had attacked the boat. Crew members hid in a safe room - the citadel - when the pirates boarded the ship but emerged after "the assailants threatened to burn the ship and kill all of them", he told the BBC in an emailed statement. 

The attackers then picked 10 sailors and let the other eight go, he added

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says the Federal Government has failed, adding that the government is not capable of solving Nigeria’s problems.

Soyinka lamented the violence caused by herdsmen, the indiscriminate grazing of cattle and the destruction of farmlands

He, therefore, recommended that a National Conference be convened, adding that the Muhammadu Buhari-led government can only make an impact by thinking beyond partisan politics.

Soyinka said this while playing host to some students on his 85th birthday celebration, Channels Television reports.

The playwright said, “The problems of this nation are beyond the solution that can be offered by this government, that’s the first admission; they have to stop thinking in partisan government.

“There has always been a major problem with successive governments. It’s easier on the state level to say that a particular state is definitely doing better than another state. But the central government has failed, that’s my view in the main.

“There is a minimal level which any government which has been elected to power must achieve to be considered a true representative of the people.”

He called for a national summit to address some of the socio-economic and political challenges facing the country, saying that the current challenges are beyond the capacity of the government in power.

Soyinka said more was expected from the government in tackling issues that affect the populace.

He also called for a national conference where all these challenges could be addressed for the good of all, making reference to security threats posed by cattle herders.

The Nobel Laureate added, “Look at what’s happening today with the cattle all over the place, that’s a security issue which should never have reached this level.

“That singular act has resulted in hundreds of people being killed, farms were taken over; it has wiped away a lot of the positive achievements of the government.”

“They need to confront this nation as a habitation of human beings where very serious issues like economy, security, health, even threats of secession come up every day and convoke at the same time, a national conference, what I call an Indaba across all section which we will all meet and debate everything, including the economy of this nation.

The Nigerian Presidency has been urged to stop defending violent herdsmen, particularly from the Fulani tribe, where President Muhammadu Buhari hails from.

The rise in insecurity across the country has largely been attributed to herdsmen as arrowheads of the criminal activities.

While herders and farmers clashes are yet to end, kidnappings, killings, and other crimes have continued unabated with security agencies failing to bring the culprits to book.

The latest crime said to have been committed by the pastoralists is the killing of Funke Olakunrin, a daughter of Reuben Fasoranti who heads Afenifere, a socio-cultural group in the South-West region.

Mrs. Olakunrin was reportedly killed on Friday while journeying back to Lagos State from Ondo State, where she went to see her dad. Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen came out from the bush to attack the vehicle in which the victim was in, an attempt to escape by reversing the said Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep angered the attackers who opened fire on their target killing the lady.

In a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, herdsmen were exonerated from committing the crime while armed robbers were accused as having carried out the act.

Reacting to the claim of Mr. Adesina made before the Ondo State Police Command reiterated same, Nina Nwodo, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo urged the presidency to stop defending herdsmen whenever they are accused.

“The continuous rampaging, plunder, rape, kidnapping, and murder of innocent Nigerians by armed Fulani herdsmen have climbed to a most worrisome crescendo,” the statement read.

“The inability of our security forces to disarm and prosecute these criminals gives credibility to a growing story of collusion.

“Recently, the British high commission in an advisory to British citizens in Nigeria declared 24 of our states unsafe. In the midst of these killings, their parent organization has the effrontery to give ultimatums to the president of Nigeria to rescind his unpopular suspension, instead of cancellation of his RUGA development policy.

“Such inciting, provocative and treasonable outbursts have only been greeted by a piece of advice that they should respect the Presidency and an unrelenting resolve to force Nigerians to accommodate such murderers in their homes under a policy that violates our constitution and all laws and court judgments relating to land use administration.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo warns that this latest murder is capable of throwing our country into the uncontrollable break down of law and order. The hasty conclusion by the federal government that she was killed by armed robbers and not the suspected herdsmen who are known to have laid siege on all parts of the country perpetrating acts of banditry and killings further exacerbates the already tense situation,” it added.

Under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, herdsmen under their umbrella body, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has been likened to socio-cultural groups in the southern part of the country.

Another scenario where the presidency has defended violent herdsmen was when it engaged Amnesty International, saying the pastoralists have not killed much under Buhari unlike during other past government.

The Ogun State police command has arrested three suspected ritualists: Sunday Mathew, 52, Samuel Olaniyi, 65, and Uchenna Olewunne, 49, for using the skulls of people they know for rituals.

According to TheNation, they were arrested with a human skull on July 6, 2019, at Iju, near Ota.

During interrogation, they revealed that the native doctor told them they must know the name of anyone whose skulls they would be using, and members of his family, among other information.’

They paid the native doctor N45,000 which he used to prepare a special concoction with the human head. They also took detectives to the family of one of the deceased whose body they exhumed.

The deceased was identified by his family as Idowu Jimoh, who died at the age of 19 on November 15, 2018, following a brief illness and was buried behind his family house.

One of the suspects, Samuel Olaniyi, is said to be related to the family of Idowu. ‘’My regret is that I didn’t get a dime after the whole exercise. I am still a poor man. The devil deceived us,” Olaniyi, who is a palm wine tapper, lamented.

The Christian Association of Nigeria CAN have pledged to stand and support the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly COZA, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, who has been accused of rape by the wife of singer, Timi Dakolo, Busola, and another anonymous lady.

Recall that Busola granted an interview where she alleged that Fatoyinbo who was her Pastor when she was much younger, raped her in her father's apartment when she was 17 and went on to have sex with her a few other times. The news was greeted with widespread condemnation and even a protest was staged in front of COZA church in Abuja and Lagos. Fatoyinbo was forced to step aside as the Senior Pastor of the Church. He released a statement, denying the allegation and vowing to challenge his accusers in court.

During the church's service yesterday Sunday July 14th, the president of CAN Abuja, Reverend Jonah Samson and CAN President North Central, Reverend Israel Akanji, came visiting where they spoke to the congregation, pledging their support and prayers for Fatoyinbo and COZA church as they face this hard times.

In his speech, Reverend Jonah said CAN is behind Fatoyinbo and COZA as they stand this trying period.

''I assure you that we are with you and we will continue to be with you. We are in support of the church. We are in support of your pastor. We stand by him. and this church will continue to match forward. The I declare that the gates of hell shall not prevail against this church in the mighty name of Jesus'' Reverend Jonah said 

On his part, Reverend Akanji in his speech, said Jesus expects his followers to be like the good Samaritan who was there to give help to a wounded soldier and not turn his back on such a soldier. He also pledged his support to Fatoyinbo and COZA, adding that many Christians were praying for them.

Watch a video of the CAN leaders speaking during the visit below.

Two persons were reportedly killed in a renewed hostility between Usumtong and Ebom communities in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State.

Chief Sunday Obite, the village head of Ebom, on Sunday, claimed that one Oti Ato and his son were allegedly beheaded by people from Usumtong village on Saturday. Obite said;

“The man and his family were harvesting cassava when they were attacked by the Usumutong people. According to the grandson, who is currently receiving treatment in the hospital in Itigidi, he saw them behead his grandfather and father from his hiding place in the bush. 

“They even made the wife, Eliza Oti, watch while they behead her husband and her son and asked her to take the message to her people. We believed that since soldiers are present, peace had returned but we have been proven wrong once again. Even as they steal our farm produce, we kept mute but now they have started again by killing a father and his son in the presence of the wife.”

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relation Officer in Cross River State, DSP Irene Ugbo, said, “We are aware of the killings and the Commissioner of Police has deployed men there. The community leaders have also been invited to meet with the Commissioner of Police for further deliberation. For now, the area is calm.

A Nigerian man destroyed his TV set last night after Nigeria crashed out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Super Eagles were defeated by Algeria's Desert Foxes 2-1 at the semi-final match which held at the Cairo International stadium yesterday Sunday July 14th.

The Nigerian man who had a N700k bet with is friends before the match, destroyed his TV in anger after the Super Eagles lost a minute before the close of the match. Twitter user @Cyoung4real007 who shared photos online, wrote

''My guy just destroyed his TV because he lost his 700k bet. Watching Super eagles (chicken) is not easy''.

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A VIP who was stuck in traffic along Lagos Benin Express way, was picked up by an helicopter.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the problem of extreme poverty in Nigeria keeps him up at night.

The Vice President disclosed this at a dinner and Interactive Session with Faculty Members, Harvard Business School (HBS) in Lagos on Tuesday, June 18th.

“I think what keeps me up at night has to do with extreme poverty. The issue is that the largest number of those who vote for us are the very poor. The promises that government makes to them is that their lives will be better and obviously they are looking at their lives being better in the shortest possible time. I will like to see Nigeria being an industrialised nation in the next 10 years; a very strong middle class and most people living above poverty line.” he said