Monday, 19 August 2019

“I Love Linda Ikeji, I See Her In My Dreams” - Viral Windscreen Cleaner, Abdullahi Olatoyan

In a chat session with a street hustler identified as Abdullahi Olatoyan in Osogbo, Osun state revealed that he is in love with media mogul Linda Ikeji and he sees her in his dreams always.

The man who wears a well-tailored suit yet cleans windscreens of buses for a living went into details about his life and love interest with the interviewer.

Talking about his life, the man named Abdullahi Olatoyan revealed that he is a drop-out student of the University of Ilorin where he was studying mass communication.

According to him, he had to drop out due to financial reasons but he is planning to start another degree in the National Open University of Nigeria when he has the money. He has however, been cleaning windscreens for almost eight years.

When Olatoyan was asked if he had a girlfriend, he had this to say: “Someone I love most, she is bigger than me. No, I don’t want to talk about her… Her name is Linda Ikeji.” Abdullahi revealed the reason why he loves the billionaire lady.

He remarked: “We were simply acquaintances, because it stands currently, we’ve got nothing occurring between US. I am just romantically affectionate towards her …she’s the person I am in love with… The thought of her fills my mind continually. I even see her in my dreams. though I just like her”

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Meet Lilliana Akah, A Talented 13-Year-Old Nigerian Who Has Written 9 Books

"Meet Liliana Akah, a budding writer. She started writing when she was ten years old. So far, she has written nine story books.

She's writes in exercise books and design it like it is a published book (check the pictures below).

Her parents noticed her flair for
writing and they don't want to kill that talent. She lives in the neighborhood and somehow, it got to her parents that I'm a writer. They brought her to me and the rest is history.

After having long conversations with Liliana, I
asked her what the dream is, she replied: 'to be a popular writer'.

According to her, she feels happy when she writes a story because, she knows this is what she will do when she grows up.

Watch out for Liliana Akah(Toks). She has stories that will leave a print in the writing industry."

4 Safety Steps For Public Office Holders When Invited Abroad - Shehu Sani

It is no longer news that Ike Ekweremadu, a former deputy Senate President, was assaulted when he attended a cultural festival in Germany at the weekend.

Mr Ekweremadu was attacked by members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) for allegedly contributing to proscribe the group demanding an independent state of Biafra.

After the tussle, the leader of the secessionist group, Nnamdi Kanu, said the treatment meted out to the Enugu-born lawmaker was a far cry from what his group plan to do to other leaders from the geo-political zone.

Advising public office holders on security measures to take whenever they are invited abroad for engagement, Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker, listed four points they must take to ensure their safety.

Mr Sani advised the public office holders to turn down any invitation abroad if their security is not guaranteed.

“My Advice to public office holders; Whenever you are invited abroad take the following steps; Call Abike Dabiri to verify, Call Farooq Kperogi to attest, Call the embassy to vet, Send your protocol staff to cross check; If no green light,just chill at home,” the former lawmaker said in a tweet Monday.

While Mrs Dabiri who heads Nigerians in Diaspora Commission condemned the attack, saying the culprits have been arrested, Mr Kanu said none of the members of his group who staged the attack has been apprehended.

Ekweremadu Back In Nigeria 48 Hours After Assault In Germany

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has returned to Nigeria 48 hours after he was attacked by members of the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB).

We gathers that he arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Monday.

The Senator told journalists at the airport that the attack is not a representation of the character of the majority of Nigerians.

He reiterated his stance that he had forgiven his attackers and would not be seeking their punishment.

Ekweremadu was billed to give a keynote address on Saturday at the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nuremberg before he was lynched.

The lawmaker was accused by IPOB members of conspiring with the Federal Government to proscribe the group in the South East and the killing of its followers.

Fowler Replies Kyari, Says Recession, Oil Price Affected Tax Revenue

The recession experienced by the Nigerian economy in 2016 as well as lower oil prices affected the revenue collected by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) between 2015 and 2018, Tunde Fowler, the chairman, has said.

Despite the challenges, Fowler explained, non-oil revenue such as VAT and company income tax — which he said are within the control of FIRS — have been on the increase compared to pre-2015 figures.

But oil-based taxes, such as petroleum profit tax (PPT), are beyond the control of the service.
He was responding to a memo from Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to the president, who said there were significant variances between the budgeted collections and actual collections for the period 2015 to 2018.

Kyari also said the actual collections for 2015 to 2017 were significantly worse than what was collected between 2012 and 2014.

In the letter dated August 8, 2019, Kyari gave Fowler up till August 19 to explain the reasons “for the poor collections”.


Fowler, who is rounding off his four-year term as FIRS chairman amid speculations that he will not be re-appointed, explained in his response that non-oil tax revenue has actually been on the rise.
He wrote in his response obtained by TheCable: “I refer to your letter dated 8th August, 2019 on the above subject matter and hereby submit a comprehensive variance analysis between budgeted and actual collections for each main tax item for the period 2012-2018 as requested (see appendix 1).

“Your letter stated that actual collections for a 3-year period were significantly worse than what was collected between 2012 and 2014. Total actual collection for the said period was
N14,527.85 trillion, while total actual collection between 2016 to 2018 was N12,656.30 trillion.

The highlight of these collection figures was that during the period 2012 to 2014, out of the
N14,527.85 trillion, oil revenue accounted for
N8,321.64 trillio n or 57.28% while non-oil accounted for N6,206.22 trillion or 42.72% and during the later period of 2016 to 2018, out of the N12,656.30 trillion, oil revenue accounted for N5,145.87 trillion or 40.65% and non-oil revenue accounted N7,510.42 trillion or 59.35%. FIRS management has control of non-oil revenue collection figures while oil revenue collection figures are subject to more external forces.”

TheCable can also report that Fowler is upbeat that the initiatives he introduced have improve Nigeria’s tax revenue collections.

He wrote: “The non-oil revenue collection grew by N1,304.20 trillion or 21% within the period 2016 to 2018.

“Kindly note that the total budget collection figure during 2012 to 2014 stood at N12,190.52 trillion compared to N16,771.78 trillion for the period 2016 to 2018, which represent an increase of 37.58%.

“Please note that the variance in the budgeted and actual revenue collection performance of the Service for the period 2016 to 2018 was main attributed to the following reasons:

“1. The low inflow of oil revenues for the period especially Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT) was due to fall in price of crude oil and reduction of crude oil production. Notwithstanding government efforts to diversify the economy, oil revenues remains (remain) an important component of total revenues accruable to the Federation.

The price of crude oil fell from an average of $113.72, $110.98 and $100.40 per barrel in 2012, 2013 and 2014 to $ 52.65, $43.80 and $54.08 per barrel in 2015, 2016 and 2017. There was also a reduction in crude oil production from 2.31mbpd, 2.18mbpd and 2.20mbpd in 2012, 2013 and 2014 to 2.12mbpd, 1.81mbpd and 1.88mbpd in 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively.

“2. The Nigerian economy also went into recession in the second quarter of 2016 which slowed down general economic activities. Tax revenue collection (CIT and VAT) being a function of economic activities were negatively affected but actual collection of the above two taxes were still higher in 2016 to 2018 than in 2012 to 2014. During the years 2012, 2013 and 2014, GDP grew by 4.3%, 5.4% and 6.3% while in 2015, 2016 and 2017 there was a decline in growth to 2.7%, -1.6% and 1.9% respectively. The tax revenue grew as the economy recovered in the second quarter of 2017.

“3. It is worthy of note that strategies and initiatives adopted in collection of VAT during the period 2015-2017 led to approximately 40% increase over 2012-2014 collections. In 2014 the VAT collected was N802billion, compared to N1.1 trillion in 2018. This increase is attributable to various initiatives such as ICT innovations, continuous taxpayer education, taxpayer enlightenment, etc embarked upon by the Service.

“4. Furthermore, it is pertinent to note that when this administration came on board in August 2015, the target the target for the two major non-oil taxes were increased by 52% for VAT and 45% for CIT. Notwithstanding the increase, FIRS has in line with the Federal government’s revenue base diversification strategy has grown the non-oil tax collection by over N1.304 trillion (21%) when the total non-oil tax collection for 2016-2018 is compared to that of 2012-2014.

“I am confident that our current strategies and initiatives will improve revenue collection and meet the expectations of government.
“Please accept the assurance of my highest regards.”


Meanwhile, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has said Fowler is not under investigation.

In a press statement on Monday afternoon, he said it is necessary “to state categorically that the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, is not under any investigation”.

“The letter from the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, on which the purported rumour of an investigation is based, merely raises concerns over the negative run of the tax revenue collection in recent times,” he said.

“Taking a cue from today’s (Monday) presentation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Retreat for Ministers-Designate, Federal Permanent Secretaries and Top Government Functionaries , which dwelt on an ‘Overview of the Policies , Programmes and Project Audit Committee,’ a body he chaired, projected revenue of government falls behind recurrent expenditure even without having factored in capital expenditure.

“Consequently, it would appear that the country might be heading for a fiscal crisis if urgent steps are not taken to halt the negative trends in target setting and target realisation in tax revenue.

“Anyone conversant with Federal Executive Council deliberations would have observed that issues bordering on revenue form the number one concern of what Nigeria faces today, and therefore, often take a prime place in discussions of the body.

“It is noteworthy and highly commendable that under this administration, the number of taxable adults has increased from 10 million to 20 million with concerted efforts still on-going to bring a lot more into the tax net.”

#Freecuppy Trends No1 On Twitter After Video Show Zlatan Tap DJ Cuppy's Backside

 DJ Cuppy is arguably one of the most critically criticized Nigerian superstar, The daughter to Otedola, One of Nigerians famous billionaires has in the past said 80% of Nigerians who hate her was just because of her rich background, see video as she reacts to it again this morning making the` freecuppy trend on number 1 spot on twitter Nigeria as at time of posting but a video showing Zlatan tap her backside sparked more flames for the trend

What twitter users are saying about DJ Cuppy

@johnboscobarca That point where the interviewer said "you no dey let am dey penetrate" there was this facial expression I noticed. FreeCuppy

She is the most calmed, generous and cool-headed Nigerian artist ever seen. Apart from being a boss and a girl of herself, never seen or heard @cuppymusic  insult anyone back upon all the trash cans thrown at her. Let's just embrace or FreeCuppy abeg.

@Realboss_OG Dj Cuppy is the most down to earth richest lady on naija Twitter and y’all still hating on her#FreeCuppy

@ekpemoriri99 If only Peter drury was a Spanish commentator . How the hell did he to that. Lionel messi always sensational. He has walk through the valley of the shadows of death and he feared no evil not even the red devils would stop him GOAT #FreeCuppy

Ronaldo Missing As Fifa Nominate Messi, Zlatan For 2019 Puskas Award

 Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, was conspicuously missing from the list of nominees for the 2019 Puskas Award, with goals by Barcelona icon Lionel Messi and former Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, among the top 10 nominations.

Ronaldo had scored a sensational volley against former club, Manchester United, in the UEFA Champions League last season, but it was not good enough to get him a place in the final 10 list of goals in contention for the coveted Puskas Award.

The 34-year-old Portugal international previously won the award in 2009 for his long range strike for Manchester United in a 1-0 win over FC Porto in the Champions League.

Messi on his part has made the list thanks to his audacious lob from just inside the box in a La Liga match against Real Betis, with the Argentina international ending the game with a hat-trick.

Meanwhile, Ibrahimovic has been nominated for his 500th career goal scored in acrobatic fashion against Toronto in a Major League Soccer (MLS) match in September 2018.

The goal scored for LA Galaxy in a 5-3 win saw the Swede join Ronaldo and Messi as the only active football stars to reach the 500-goal milestone.

Governor Abdulrazaq Locks Out Kwara State Workers For Late Coming

Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday locked scores of civil servants outside the main gate of the old secretariat in Ilorin, the state capital for late coming.
The governor told the civil servants that late coming to work is unhelpful for government business in the 21st century.

Many of the affected workers were still locked outside the main gate by the time AbdulRazaq left the secretariat a few minutes before 10 a.m.
“The governor is not happy that he got to the Government Secretariat at about 7:55a.m.

Monday and for over one hour only a few workers were at work. Most offices were still locked as at 9a.m. He feels very unhappy about such an attitude and calls for change,” Rafiu Ajakaye, spokesman for the governor, said in a statement following the unscheduled visit.

“Late coming and poor attitude to work certainly will not be tolerated. The civil service should be business-like and efficient in service delivery. As we try to support the civil service to deliver on its mandate, we expect a drastic shift from old practices that have taken our state nowhere,” the statement added.

AbdulRazaq also commended the staff of the Children’s Hospital at Centre Igboro for their dedication to work.

“The governor wishes to specially commend the staff of the Children’s Hospital for their exemplary service beyond the call of duty. He appreciates them and urges them to continue that way,” the statement added.

The commendation followed AbdulRazaq’s impromptu visit to the hospital on Sunday to check the state of their facilities.

The governor, while touring various offices in the old secretariat, asked the few workers present about their routines and what they needed to render better services to the public.

AbdulRazaq, meanwhile, directed the Kwara State Scholarship Board to present a memo detailing the state of student bursary and scholarship.

He gave the directive during the tour of the secretariat, adding that the board should direct all students to open accounts.
He also asked the board to henceforth adopt e-payment for the disbursement of bursary.

Winifred Oyo-ita Sends Retirement Letter To Buhari

Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of service of the federation, has offered to immediately proceed on retirement in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The widow had been under pressure from her immediate family to retire after news reports emerged that she was being probed over an alleged N3 billion contract scam.

Although she has vehemently denied involvement in any scam, she bowed to family pressures and sent in a letter on Sunday offering to proceed on retirement, TheCable can report.
Buhari is yet to take a final decision on it but TheCable learnt that he is favourably disposed to the option.

“Mrs Oyo-Ita has sent in her letter of retirement,” a family member, who asked not to be named, told TheCable on Monday morning.

She was absent at the presidential retreat for ministers-designate, federal permanent secretaries and top government functionaries held at the state house conference centre in Abuja.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recently questioned Oyo-Ita over allegations that she used front companies to get contracts when she was a permanent secretary before her appointment as head of service by Buhari in 2015.

There were insinuations that she was being “punished” for “falling out” with Abba Kyari but TheCable learnt that the president’s chief of staff was unaware of the EFCC probe until it was leaked to the media.

Oyo-Ita has also told her associates not to drag Kyari into the matter because “it is not true”, according to a family member who spoke with TheCable.

The EFCC said the petition against her was written in 2014 when President Goodluck Jonathan was still in office.

TheCable, however, learnt that Oyo-Ita was not the subject of the probe.

It was also reported that N600 million was traced to the account of one of her aides who has been quizzed by the anti-graft agency and released.

However, Oyo-Ita also denied the allegation, saying the money was meant for the death benefits of staff and was meant to be kept in a designated account for that purpose by the project accountant.

“She denied knowing anything about where the money was kept and said there was no fraud involved, at least not from her end,” the family member said.

'I Lived Next To The Senate President & Never In Detention' - El-Zakzaky

Here is supposedly a leaked video of El-Zakzaky narrating his ordeal with an Indian doctor few days ago as he traveled for medical treatment.

In the video that has sparked outrage, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, said while he was in Nigeria, he was free and wasn't in any Police detention as reported. Infact he was living next to the Nigeria Senate President.

Could this be a confirmation of Lai Mohammed's claims of the FG spending N3m every month on the Shi'ites leader?

Watch the video after the cut..

‘IPOB Boys Deserve Some Accolades’ - Charly Boy Reacts To Attack On Ekweremadu

Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlie Boy has praised members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who physically assaulted and humiliated Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany.

We had reported that the immediate past Deputy Senate President was petted with eggs by aggrieved members of the IPOB at an event in Germany, on Saturday.

According to Charlie Boy, those IPOB members deserve some accolades and award “for beating up Ekweremadu which is what ‘Our Mumu Leaders’ deserve.”

He wrote: “Me, I Like Wetin Dem Do Ike Ekweremmadu For Nuremberg, Germany.

“IPOB Members Deserve Some Accolades And Award. This Is A Good Example Of What Our Nigeria Leaders Need To Be Experiencing When They Travel Abroad And Think They Can Enjoy Our Money.

“Na God Go Dey Punish All This Nigeria Politicians And So-called Leaders. I Don Talk Em Before And I Will Continue To Say It, Our Mumu Leaders Need To Be Uprooted.”

UNIMAID Lecturer Makes Students To Hold A Snake To Earn A Mark

UNIMAID Lecturer insisting that his students (Forestry and Wildlife Dept) must hold this snake in order to earn a mark as part of their C.A test.

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Buhari Kicks-off Summit For Ministers-designate Ahead Of Swearing-in

President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged-off the much publicized presidential retreat for Ministers-designate.

We had reported that the Presidency had announced a two-day special retreat for incoming Ministers from Aug. 19 - 21, 2019.

The Ministers-designate, according to a statement, would be formally sworn in at the Presidential Villa, on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Our State House correspondent reports that Federal Permanent Secretaries and top government functionaries are in attendance in today's event.

Also in attendance are the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, some State Governors, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; and Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

The event is taking place at the conference centre of the presidential villa, FCT, Abuja.

The two-day retreat is a prelude to the formal swearing-in of new Ministers on Wednesday.

Here are some pictures of the ongoing summit as obtained.

We Beat Ekweremadu And He's In Shock - IPOB Man Brags In Front Of German Police

IPOB Man In Germany Brags In The Presence Of Police About How They Dealt With Ex Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, After His Attack In Germany

Here is a video of IPOB man in Germany, bragging about how they attacked and beat up Ike Ekweremadu like a common criminal.

According to him, IPOB is all over Europe and America, and people like Ekweremadu are not welcome in Germany.

"We won't stop until Ike Ekweremadu runs away from Germany. He can go to anywhere in the world but not in Germany, Europe. It's obvious that Ekweremadu has received the greatest shock of his life."

He was seen bragging in the presence of German police who stormed the area to maintain peace.

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Popular Pastor, Zabulon Buthelezi impregnates Zion Christian Church leader's wife

Popular South African televangelist, Pastor Zabulon Buthelezi has been accused of impregnating the wife of a community leader and member of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) in Boksburg.

Narrating how his wife denied him sex for 6 years while allegedly giving it to the televangelist on the side, the ZCC leader alleged that his wife of 20 years also abused him emotionally by insisting on bathing naked in his presence without allowing him touch her. He disclosed that his wife backed her refusal to give in to his conjugal rights by citing the differences in their religious belief.

In the affidavit filed at Boksburg magistrate's court, the jilted man also accused the founder of Revelations of Christ Apostolic Mission Church of threatening his life when he confronted him with proof.

The ZCC leader also stated he never suspected his wife was in an amorous relationship with Pastor Zabulon Buthelezi even with his repeated visits to their house, till he overheard his wife telling their daughter that she was in love with him.

"Every time I tried to touch her, she would parry my hand and threaten to open a case of rape against me if I continued to try my luck.

"I was not aware of their relationship and that my wife was pregnant by Pastor Buthelezi. After a few days I realised when my wife was speaking to my daughter that she is in love with Pastor Buthelezi" he said.

"He said he has a lot of beautiful women at his church, and he is going to deal with me because I dirtymark (sic) his name," he wrote in his court papers.

Sunday World reported that Buthelezi refused to subject himself to a paternity test to determine if he was the father to the man's wife's child born on June 22. The popular South African Pastor and the man's wife also declined commenting on the case already in court.

The case was adjourned to September for the court to determine if the founder of Revelations of Christ Apostolic Mission Church will be forced to go through the paternity test.

Beverly Osu shows off stunning figure in new photos

Nollywood actress and former Big Brother Africa housemate, Beverly Osu took to Instagram to share these photos of herself showing several expressions while clad in a black bodysuit.

Angry ‘side chick’ burns down the house of her 'boo' after he called her for sex at 4am but slept off before she arrived

A New Jersey woman identified as Taija Russell, 29, has been arrested and accused of burning a man's house after he invited her over for late-night sex, then fell asleep before she arrived.

Taija Russell was arrested Tuesday in connection with a fire that destroyed a home earlier this month, said Woodbury police. 

Police accuse Russell of sending a series of angry texts to her 'man' before she burned his house. Some of the texts she sent on the night of the incident includes, “You wasted my money to come out here,” “U smoked,” “I see you wanna die,” and “I swear to god I hope you die,” police said.

The man told police he'd invited Russell to his home "and stated that she was a 'side chick' whom he had been having a sexual relationship with". The victim woke up around 4:30 a.m. to find flames blocking the exit from his smoke-filled residence. He escaped by physically removing a window frame and climbing through the opening, police said.

He was taken to a hospital and treated for smoke inhalation and first- and second-degree burns, according to police. His dog was also rescued and treated for smoke inhalation.

Surveillance video captures Russell buying matches, a lighter and lighter fluid from a local gas station. From there, another camera shows her knocking on his door around 4 a.m. Russell is being held on charges of attempted murder, aggravated arson, endangering and criminal mischief.

Demi Rose flaunts her incredible curves in skimpy snakeskin bikini

Demi Rose, who is currently in Indonesia, took part in a photoshoot in Bali jungle over the weekend.

The British model, 24, was pictured flaunting her incredibly tiny waist and voluptuous figure while striking several poses in a skimpy snakeskin bikini.

#BBNaija: “If I decide to set my eye on you, Khafi will not stand a chance” - Venita tells Gedoni (Video)

Following last night's eviction of Joe and Enkay from the Big Brother Naija house and Ebuka’s chat with the housemates during the Live Eviction Show, Venita stated that she was not happy with the fact that Khafi told others about their 'little misunderstanding'.

This was evident in her conversation with Gedoni where she vented her anger to him and said “If I decided to set my compass on you, she (Khafi) will not stand a chance.”

Confused and short of words, Gedoni’s solution was to offer Venita a hug which calmed her down a bit, but Venita was not done yet.

Watch the video of their conversation below....

The Premier League has not yet seen the best of me - Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette believes he has not hit his peak in the Premier League yet and can still get better with Arsenal this season.

The striker moved to north London from Lyon in the summer of 2017 and has had a decent record in that time, scoring 37 goals in his 89 appearances across all competitions.

He has also developed an impressive partnership with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang in that time.

Lacazette scored his first goal of the new season against Burnley on Saturday afternoon as Arsenal won 2-1.

But he has insisted he has plenty of room to improve and has vowed to 'score more goals' going forward.

He told French outlet Canal+: 'The Premier League has not yet seen the best Lacazette.

'It has seen some very good, but not the best. I can score more goals and be more consistent.'

The 28-year-old scored 13 Premier League goals last season, nine fewer than Aubameyang.

Harry Winks tells Manchester City and Liverpool to watch out for Spurs in the Premier League title race this season

Harry Winks has told Manchester City and Liverpool they should watch out for Tottenham in the title race.

Spurs have started the new Premier League season in impressive form, winning their opener and holding Manchester City to a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.

While they finished fourth and 27 points behind eventual winners City last season, they also reached the Champions League final.

And England international Winks believes they have the talent to challenge City and Liverpool, who were the closest contenders last time around.

'I think they should worry about us,' Winks told the Evening Standard.

'We've shown in the last few years that we can compete with the best teams in the Premier League and Europe.

'It's important we do that on a consistent basis this season and it's important we go to places like City and Liverpool and get results.

'The manager doesn't allow fear in us. We don't go into any game beaten mentally. We go into every game knowing we can win and we can outperform them.

'Our mentality going into every game is to be on the front foot, press and try to win. That's probably why we came away with a good point.'

Oshoala Scores Again As Barcelona Beats Montpellier 0-1

 Asisat Oshoala scored in the 6th minute to give Barcelona victory over Montpellier in their last pre-season friendly. The goal was Oshoala's 7th in 4 pre-season games.

Oshoala came close to scoring again 6 minutes later, but her effort was stopped by the Montpellier goalie.

It was a very physical came, but the Barcelona defence were able to keep out Montpellier.

El Classico

Barcelona will play in the Copa Catalunya on Thursday and then they will play their first match of the 2019/2020 season against Tacon next weekend.

Tacon is being taken over by Real Madrid and so this will be the first female El Classico.

Match summary
Montpellier , 0
Barça Feminí , 1

Montpellier: Schmitz, Torrent, De Almeida, Dekker, Karchaoui, Toleti, Mondesir, Peterhann, Legger, Pintigam and Le Bihan. They also played: Mayikitch, Banusic, Lendeka, Lakrar, Gauvin, Nicoli, Uffren, Bellolimou, Champagnac and Perrault.

Barçelona: Gemma (Sandra Paños, min. 46), María León (Van der Gragt, min. 71), Losada (Alexia, min. 46), Marta T. (Laia Codina, min. 46), Hamraoui, Patri ( A. Pereira, min. 46), Aitana, Leila (Melanie, min. 61), Graham (Claudia Pina, min. 71), Oshoala (Leila, min. 81), Falcón (Jana Fernández, min. 81).

Goal: 0-1, Oshoala (min. 6).

Referee: Karine Valcke

BBNaija: "If I Reason Your Matter, Khafi Na Small Girl"—Venita To Gedoni

It seems the Gedoni and Khafi ship is going low or rather about to be destroyed, after Venita's brain reset on Gedoni.

This came after the eviction show last night, which sealed the fate of Joe and Enkay in the BBNaija house.

Venita while having a heart melting conversation with Gedoni, somewhat threatened to destroy his relationship with the Met police officer in the house.

She claimed that if she finally reason or places her compass on him [Gedoni] that Khafi wouldn't survive it because she's a smallie.

Gedoni on his side, said he regrets being involved with someone so quick, he should have just maintained his lane.

Her words moved Gedoni to tears, that he had to hug her passionately and eventually kissed her.

As it stands.... Gedoni loves Venita more

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Falana Seeks Publication Of Detainees’ Names

In a statement on Sunday in Lagos, Falana claimed that more relatives of victims arrested and detained for several months had contacted him, following his petition to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) last week.

“Following the publication of the contents of the said petition by the media, a number of the family members and friends of the majority of the detainees have reached out to us. Since the detainees were arrested by armed and masked naval personnel in mufti without any warrant of arrest and incarcerated incommunicado, it was thought by many family members that the detainees had been abducted and killed by hardened kidnappers.

“The most pathetic case is that of Ms Grace Inyang, who was arrested in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, by masked naval personnel on October 27, 2018. She was driven to Abuja and dumped in an underground cell at the detention facility of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA).

“She was, however, transferred to the Nigerian Naval Ship NNS Beecroft detention centre at Apapa, Lagos, last week, for further incarceration. Even though the lady has spent 295 days in detention, the detaining authorities have not informed her of any criminal offence allegedly committed by her; neither has she been allowed to communicate with her relatives.

“The 56 men in the same detention facility at Apapa have been abandoned by the detaining authorities! Similarly, no one has attended to the other 10 citizens who have been detained inside a vessel in Marina, Lagos, for the past 13 months.

“By not notifying the family members and relatives of the detainees of their arrest and places of detention the authorities of the Nigerian Navy have wilfully violated Section 6(2)(b) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, which has imposed a duty on all detaining authorities to notify the next of kin or relative of every suspect of the arrest at no cost to the suspect.

“It is pertinent to note that the authorities of the Nigerian Navy have also continued to ignore court orders for the unconditional release of 15 of 67 detainees, including Navy Captain Dada Labinjo, being detained at the underground cell of the DIA at Abuja.

“Since the detention of the 67 citizens for several months without trial cannot be justified under sections 35 and 36 of the Nigerian Constitution, the Nigerian Navy ought to release them without any further delay.

“The illegality of the detention of the 67 people is compounded by the fact that the authorities of the Nigerian Navy have no powers under the Armed Forces Act to detain persons who are not subject to service law. However, if there is evidence that they have committed economic crimes, they should be transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute them.

“Finally, we call on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct all detaining authorities in Nigeria to publish the names of all detainees and their places of detention and prohibit the police and other security forces from subjecting Nigerians to  any form of incommunicado detention,” said Falana.

There’s No Ban On Food Importation, FG Replies Financial Times

The Presidency has described as untrue the Financial Times report suggesting that Nigeria has placed restrictions on importation of agricultural products into the country.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the article, with the headline, ‘Muhammadu Buhari sparks dismay over policy on food imports,’ was published on August 15, alleging that the Buhari administration had placed embargo or restrictions on food imports.

However, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a letter addressed to the Editor of the Financial Times and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, dismissed the content of the article, describing it as incorrect.

According to the presidential aide, there is no ban or restriction placed on the importation of agricultural products into the country, as being insinuated in the report.

He maintained that the Buhari administration had consistently worked towards strengthening Nigeria’s own industrial and agricultural base.

The statement reads in part: “Sir – Your article ‘Muhammadu Buhari sparks dismay over policy shift on food imports’ (Aug. 15) suggests the Nigerian Government is restricting the import of agricultural products into the country. This is simply incorrect.

“To be absolutely clear, there is no ban or restriction on the importation of food items whatsoever.

“President Buhari has consistently worked towards strengthening Nigeria’s own industrial and agricultural base. A recent decision sees the Central Bank maintain its reserves to put to use helping growth of domestic industry in 41 product sectors rather than provide FOREX for the import of those products from overseas.

“Should importers of these items wish to source their FOREX from non-government financial institutions (and pay customs duty on those imports – increasing tax-take, something the FT has berated Nigeria for not achieving on many occasions) they are freely able to do so.

“Diversification of FOREX provision towards the private sector and away from top-heavy government control, a diversification of Nigeria’s industrial base, and an increase in tax receipts – are all policies one might expect the Financial Times to support.

“Yet for reasons not quite clear, the author and this newspaper seem to believe the president’s administration seeks to control everything – and yet do so via policies that relinquish government control.

“We look forward to the next installment of M. Munshi’s bizarre and puzzling article series.” he said.

Presidential Tribunal: Real Reasons Atiku Wasn’t Declared Winner Of Election - INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has disclosed why Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was not declared winner of the February 23 election.

INEC told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja that it was satisfied that Atiku did not secure majority of lawful votes cast during the election.

The country’s electoral umpire stated this in a final written address it filed before the Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-member panel tribunal, INEC, through its lawyers led by Mr. Yunus Usman SAN, seeking the dismissal of Atiku’s petition on the outcome of the 2019 presidential election.

Denying the allegation that votes were illegally awarded to the All Progressives Congress, APC, to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected for a second term, INEC insisted that the petitioners failed to justify why a fresh election should be conducted.

It said: “We refer to the relevant paragraphs of the petition where the petitioners made the sundry allegations of deliberate wrong entry/falsification of election results by the 1st Respondent.

“Clearly, it can be gleaned that nothing concrete or specific has been offered by the Petitioners in this regard.

“For example, the petitioners pleaded wrong and deliberate entry of wrong results by the 1st Respondent in 11 states of the country, namely: Borno, Yobe, Bahchi, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger and Zamfara States.

“Thereafter, the petitioners proceeded to break down this allegation State by State.

“However, a cursory appraisal of paragraph 155(4) of the petition dealing with this allegation of ‘posting wrong results’ to the non-existent 1st Respondent’s server and not the wrongful entry of the results in the physical /manual Form EC8 series.

“The most astonishing part is that the petitioners failed to call witnesses who were at the various Units to observe these various alleged anomalies.

“We submit that allegations bordering on alleged wrong entry/falsification of election result are criminal in nature and must be proved beyond reasonable doubt.

“Furthermore, by virtue of section 150(1) of the Evidence Act, the results declared by the 1st Respondent enjoy a presumption of regularity. Accordingly, the petitioners herein are duty bound to rebut this presumption with credible evidence”.

The electoral commission said Atiku failed to show how the number of votes cancelled affected the votes he got.

It added: “We submit that it is trite law that not only is the petitioner duty-bound to prove each and every allegation on non-compliance; he is also expected to prove that such non-compliance substantially affected the result of the election. See BUHARI V OBASANJO (supra), NYESOM WIKE V DAKUKU &ORS (supra).

“We humbly submit from the foregoing that the petitioners have failed to prove the allegation of non-compliance with the Electoral Act, and indeed every other allegation contained in the petition. The petition, therefore, lacks merit and should be thrown out on this point and this honourable court is urged so to do.

“In the instant petition, the petitioners called 62 witnesses in proof of their petition. Only 5 were polling agents, while 5 were Assistant Presiding Officers, who incidentally had no problem with the conduct of the election but only came to assert that they transmitted the election result to a fictitious and non-existent server.

“The rest of the witnesses called are Ward, Local Government, State or National Collation Agents. And the aim of the petitioner is to use them to prove allegations of non-compliance with the Electoral Act during the Presidential Elections in 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. What a mission impossible!

“The eyes of the parties and candidates in an election at the Polling Unit are their respective agents and voters who were present to cast their votes. Consequently, in calling witnesses in proof of these allegations, these class of individuals are indispensable.

“Taking a rational, reasonable and critical examination and assessment of the evidence placed before this honorable court, one cannot but submit most humbly that the elements of the allegations of corrupt practices against the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Respondents have not been proved at all talk less of proof beyond reasonable doubt”.

Asari Dokubo slams Nnamdi Kanu over attack on Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany (video)

Asari Dokubo slammed Nnamdi Kanu over the attack on Senator Ike Ekweremadu on some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at an event hosted by the Igbo community in Germany.

Nnamdi Kanu described the attack as a courageous act and also accused the Enugu West Senator of conniving with Governors from the South-East region to proscribe the group.

However lashing out at Nnamdi Kanu over the attack, Asari Dokubo recounted how Senator Ike Ekweremadu worked for the release of the IPOB leader from prison. He further described the fugitive separatist leader as an “ingrate and Frankenstein Monster”.

“Fellow Biafrans, I saw this coming that a fellow Frankenstein Monster was being created. I saw the signal, saw the red flag and I warned that if something is not done about Nnamdi Kanu, he would consume the Igbo people." he said in a video shared on Facebook.

“I took time after the latest attack on one of our finest and best lawmaker, Ike Ekweremadu, who I know very well was one of those who made this ingrate called Nnamdi Kanu to come out of prison. I’m privy to most of the discussion and I feel very sad that I was part of those meetings.

“Ekweremadu and Abaribe were the arrow heads that moved for the release of this ingrate called Nnamdi Kanu.

“That Ekweremadu will be attacked, disgraced and his clothes torn for what purpose and to achieve what is unexplainable.

“If this dangerous trend is stopped among Igbo Biafrans, where one man abrogate to himself the right to give life and pronounce death, then he will be in fire because others will fight him.

“Fulani herdsmen are killing people and I have not heard cowardly IPOB raising their hands to defend the South East, it’s only to sneak in the night and kill fellow Igbo Biafrans.

“Shame on all those supporting it, what contribution did Nnamdi Kanu’s father or mother gave to the Biafra liberation struggle, who is Nnamdi and his father. If he don’t rise up against this evil and send this miscreant out of our house, this is the time to send them out"

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