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00:55

Kogi election: I’m better in bed than Yahaya Bello says Dino Melaye


The Peoples Democratic Party’s Kogi-West senatorial candidate, Dino Melaye, says he is more skilful in bed than Governor Yahaya Bello.    

   

According to Punch news, Melaye said this during a recent campaign in Kogi State, a video of which has since gone viral on the Internet.

He said he is better than the governor academically, physically and in “kerewa” a slang and song popularised by music duo, Zule Zoo in the early 2000s.    

   

Kerewa is a pelvic thrusting movement which simulates sex and often refers to the act of sexual intercourse
Melaye said, “You all know Yahaya Bello, there is nothing I don’t have more than him. Number one, I am taller than him. Number two, I am more handsome than him. Number three, I am more educated than him. And if it is ‘kerewawa’, I can do better than him.”

   

   
The politician was sacked by the Court of Appeal last month as the court ordered a fresh election.

He will be facing Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress at the poll on November 16.



00:43

Nigeria Air Force Council approves promotion of 13 AVMs, 86 others


The Air Force Council has approved the promotion of 99 senior officers to the next higher ranks in the Nigerian Air Force.    

   

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.




“The affected senior officers comprise 13 Air Commodores, who were promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshals, 35 Group Captains who were promoted to the rank of Air Commodores and 51 Wing Commanders promoted to the rank of Group Captains,” he said.

   

   
Daramola said those promoted to the rank of AVM includes, Air Commodore Ayoola Jolasinmi, Hassan Abubakar, Jackson Yusuf, Austine Imafidor, Pius Oahimire, Dalhat Ladan, Cosmas Ozougwu, Isah Muhammad, Sunday Makinde, Abubakar Yusuf., Abubakar Adamu, Ado Inuwa and Ademola Durotoye.

“Among those promoted from the rank of Group Capt. to Air Cdre are Ahmed Idris, Olasunkanmi Abidoye, Olusola Akinboyewa, Isaac Subi, Japhet Ekwuribe, Solomon Lazarus, Ahmed Dari, Emeka Ashiegbu and Abdullahi Bello.

“Others promoted to the rank of Air Commodores include, Yuhana Katabiya, Gambo Adamu, Alheri Dakwat, Olayinka Oyesola, Adedoyin Oyenusi, Edward Gapkwet, Friday Ekpah, Luther Kamat, Joktan Chidama, Felix Uwakara, Mikail Abdulraheem and Ernest Owai.    

   

“Also, Glenn Nkanang, Chidiebere Obiabaka, Raphael Ojo, Mohammed Isah, Ibitoye Ajiboye, Shani Bukar, Wapkerem Maigida, Atang Sambo, Daniel Akpan, Olanrewaju Oyename, Boniface Ifeobu, Godwin Udoh, Ayodele Hanidu and Azubuike Chukwuka were also promoted to the rank of Air Cdr.

“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on behalf of officers, airmen, airwomen and civilian staff of the NAF, heartily congratulates the newly promoted senior officers.    

   

“He urges them to see the elevation as motivation to rededicate themselves towards more effective and efficient service delivery,” he said.
Daramola said the newly promoted senior officers would be decorated with their new ranks at a later date. NAN
23:49

In Ibadan: Examiner jailed 20 years for malpractices


A part-time examiner at The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Olanrewaju Kayode, has been jailed for 20 years by Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan after being found guilty of collecting financial gratification to help students get higher scores.
   

   
Kayode was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences commission on five counts bordering on examination malpractices.

According to Punch news, The spokesperson for the commission, Rasheedat Okoduwa, said in a statement that Justice Abdulmalik found the convict guilty of all the charges preferred against him.

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The statement said, “Kayode was a part-time examiner, who assessed and marked students’ examination scripts at the Department of Accountancy of The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

“He was arraigned by the ICPC in June 2016 on five counts for allegedly collecting sums of money from five students of the institution and attempting to assist them to alter and secure higher examination scores on different scripts written outside the examination hall.
   

   
“All the offences contravened sections 9, 9(2), 9(2a) and 10b of the Examination Malpractices Act, CAP E15, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990.

“The final judgment against Kayode was secured after the ICPC, through the prosecution counsel, Aderonke Bisi-Balogun, proved beyond reasonable doubt that he committed all the offences levelled against him. The sentence was handed down by Justice Abdulmalik, having found Kayode guilty of all the charges preferred against him.”
   

   
The ICPC added that in handing down the judgment, Justice Abdulmalik stated that the convict was to serve four-year jail term for each of the five counts, bringing the total to 20 years’ imprisonment.

The judge said Kayode’s sentence was to run concurrently from June 20, 2016, when he was first arrested.

23:44

Help stop attack on our accounts, PDP Tells Twitter CEO


A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Emmanuel Agbo, has called on the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, to use the occasion of his visit to Nigeria to reassure Nigerians that opposition Twitter handles are safe in the wake of increasing attacks by the President Muhammadu Buhari regime on dissenting voices on the social media space.

   

    Agbo, who is the Deputy National Secretary of the PDP, in a statement on Saturday noted that it was no longer news that the Nigerian Government was working hard to spy on journalists, activists, media houses and opposition members all in a bid to target them for persecution.

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He said, “We have seen the case of activist Aisha Yesufu who has had her Twitter account locked several times and recently, pro-government Twitter handles were calling for the execution of human rights champion, Prof Chidi Odinkalu, journalist Ahmad Salkida among others.
   

   
“There have also been reports that the Nigerian military procured a forensic technology designed to extract information from phones and computers.

“The report stated that two companies – Israel-based Cellebrite and US-based Access Data – that produce and market such technologies used by security forces to monitor and interrogate journalists, were already operating in Nigeria.

“What this means is that the current government is willing to go any length to target opposition voices even if it means compromising social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
   

   
“It is instructive that Twitter continues to serve as a platform to project the voices of many Nigerians who seek accountability from their government.

“We hope that it will continue to remain this way without the fear of waking up one day to hear that opposition Twitter accounts were spied on or shut at the request of the Nigerian Government or their agents.” Saharareporters

23:28

Health : How often should you bathe your newborn?


It’s up to you how often you bath your baby. Some babies love being in the water. And giving your baby a warm bath can become a fun and relaxing ritual. That’s not to say you have to bath your baby every day.
   

   

If your baby is newborn, a bath two or three times a week is enough to keep him clean. Bear in mind that if you live in a hard water area, too much tap water may dry out and damage your baby’s skin. So what’s the verdict on how often to bathe a newborn baby?

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How often to bathe a newborn? Foreign experts say that bathing your infant three times a week is enough to keep the baby clean. But we’re not sure they put the humidity of Africa into consideration when they said that.

That said, the harshness of soaps and hard water can dry out your baby’s skin. This is something you do not want to happen. So how often should you bathe your baby? That’s completely up to you! we will go on to discuss below how to know when you’re not cleaning your baby right.
   

   
How Often To Bathe A Newborn: When You’re Not Cleaning Him Right

Keeping a newborn baby clean can be a challenge for first-time parents. Here are 6 ways to know if you are not cleaning your baby right. Identify the common mistakes moms make while cleaning their baby. Avoid them and keep your baby clean and healthy.

Bathing too often

Newborn babies don’t do very much during the day, so they don’t need to have a full bath every day. Bathing a young baby too often can lead to the skin becoming very dry. A full bath twice a week is enough for infants, as long as the important parts are being cleaned daily. ‘Topping and tailing’ daily using a bowl filled with warm water, and some cotton wool, to keep the face and bottom clean is a good idea.

Not cleaning the skin folds

It’s important to keep the folds of your baby’s skin clean and dry, to avoid the possibility of infection. It can be difficult to keep all the creases clean especially as baby gets chunkier! Pay close attention to the area under the neck, milk can often dribble down to this area during a feed.
   

   
Using too many products

Newborn babies have very sensitive skin which is easily irritated by bath products with fragrance. It’s best to just use plain water to clean your baby for the first several months. If you choose to use shampoos and soaps in your newborn’s bath, it’s best to opt for those specially designed for babies, which are fragrance-free. Natural options are best, for example, lavender is great to use at bedtime to help your little one relax.

Improper care of the umbilical cord

Caring for the umbilical stump until it falls off is something that worries a lot of parents. However, looking after the area is actually quite simple. It’s ideal to avoid bathing a newborn until the stump falls off, as it should be kept as dry as possible. Check the area daily for signs of infection, which include redness, a bad smell or pus coming from the navel. Also, ensure when dressing your infant that their diaper isn’t rubbing against the umbilical clip, and keep clothing loose and comfortable. After the stump falls off, usually within two weeks of birth, you can wash the navel and keep it clean just like any other part of the body.
   

   
Using water which is too hot

Bath scalds are a very common cause of injury in young babies. It’s a great idea to install a bath thermometer on the faucet, which clearly changes colour to show if the water is running at the correct temperature for an infant’s bath or not. Check the temperature of the water using the elbow – it should not feel hot, just warm. Don’t make the water too cool though, as young babies get cold quickly.

Not preparing for bathtime properly

It’s vital to make sure you have everything you’ll need for bathing your infant before putting them in the tub. Babies can drown in even the tiniest depth of water, so they can’t be left alone for even a second while you go to grab supplies. It’s a good idea to keep a spare towel handy when bathing a baby, in case they have an accident when getting dressed. For the same reason, it’s also worth keeping some spare diapers and a clean set of clothes, just in case.
   

   
Some parents like using a bath seat or support to leave both hands free for washing the baby. These are a great idea, but it’s important to remember that a baby still needs supervision at all times when using one of these seats. Hopefuly, this helps you decide on how often to bathe your newborn.

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23:24

40-year-old Woman who impregnated self with stolen semen from billionaire wins child support battle


A 40-year-old Las Vegas hotel cleaner won a child support battle against a 28-year-old millionaire who she never slept with.
   

   
Jane was 36 when she stole a used condom from a then 24-year-old tech millionaire’s hotel garbage can.

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She inserted the semen inside her vagina and became pregnant with a baby boy who is now 4-years-old. During the child support hearing, Jane confessed that she never slept with the young millionaire and that she impregnated herself with his sperm while she was cleaning his room.

“He left his bank statement on the nightstand in his hotel room and I saw it when I was cleaning, at the time I wanted a baby so bad and I thought it would be better if I had a baby with a rich man”
   

   
The paternity test where conducted and the young millionaire is the father. The court ordered him to pay the mother of the child $2 million for the 3 years of his son’s life he missed.

His lawyers said their client is planning to pursue other legal actions against the mother for stealing his bodily fluids and violating his privacy.

Meanwhile, Jane had quit the hotel cleaning job and started a few businesses with her newfound fortune, she still has full custody of her child whom she named after his father.

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23:21

Ocean Marine threatens to sue NPA on security contract


The Ocean Marine Solutions Limited, a maritime security company, has threatened legal action if the Nigerian Ports Authority fails to rescind its order suspending its security contract at the Lagos ports.
   

   
The NPA suspended the OMSL multi-million dollars contract at the ports based on the directive of the Senate, which has also commenced a probe of its activities.

Punch learnt that the security firm signed a 20-year contract to secure Nigeria’s vast coastline against sea pirates, smugglers and illegal oil bunkering.

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It has, therefore, petitioned the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, to urgently intervene and halt what it called moves to hound it out of business.

The Senate on Thursday had alleged that the company was offering illegal security services at the Safe Anchorage Area in the Lagos ports and had allegedly diverted N263.89bn.
   

   
The red chamber subsequently mandated its committees on Navy and Marine Transport to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the matter and report back to it for further legislative action.

Similarly, the NPA had issued a Marine Notice No 5 of 2019 to the firm.

The Marine Notice is a restriction placed by the Harbour Master informing mariners to navigate freely in the Secured Anchorage Area of the ports.

The notice essentially divests the OMSL of its contractual rights to collect levies from ocean-going vessels around the ports of Lagos.

In a letter dated October 30, 2019 and addressed to the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, sighted by our correspondent on Sunday, the OMSL asked the NPA to rescind its decision on the Marine Notice immediately.
   

   
The seven-page letter signed by its Chairman, Capt Idahosa Okunbo, read in part, “With the current financial situation of the country, the OMSL believes everything possible should be done to avoid a situation where government is faced with the burden of another judgment debt running into several billions of naira with interest.

“This may arise from a possible suit filed by the OMS challenging the said Marine Notice.”

The probe by the Senate followed allegations that the OMSL had since 2014 provided security at the Lagos ports, charging fees from vessels without regard to the NPA which has the responsibility by the Ports Act of 1954. Punch

23:18

Billionaire Femi Otedola gifts N5bn, as Dangote donates N100m to DJ Cuppy Foundation


Business mogul, Femi Otedola, has donated N5bn to the Cuppy Foundation, a philanthropic project of his singer daughter, Florence Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy.
   

   
According to Punch news, Mr. Otedola, who was represented by another one of his daughters, Tolani, made the announcement during the ‘Gold Gala,’ an event by his daughter, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, on Sunday evening, to a standing ovation from guests in attendance.

Among the guests were Vice-President Yemi Osinbjao; CEO, Save the Children, UK, Kevin Watkins; Mr. Femi Otedola; entrepreneur, Hajia Bola Shagaya; Ambassador Babagana Kingibe; and Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo.

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They also included the Senator Gabriel Suswam, Representative of Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Minister of State for Transport, Gbemisola Saraki; National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole; billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote; and his daughter Hajia Halima Dangote.

   

    Others were Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Paulen Tallen; former Governor of Borno State, Gen Buba Marwa; Group CEO, Oando Plc, Wale Tinubu; Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun; and Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum.

Cuppy’s godfather, Dangote, who is the owner of the Dangote Group, also made a donation of N100m.

The businessman told guests that they should not just allow government to do everything as even government had “a lot of challenges.”

   

    The young philanthropist, who is also an ambassador of the Save the Children UK, a non-governmental organisation, said her foundation, which was launched in August 2018, was inspired by a trip to Maiduguri, Borno State.

According to Miss Otedola, she started the foundation as a way of giving back to the less fortunate.

Osinbajo, in his address, told the guests that the event must refocus their minds on caring for the poor and malnourished especially in Nigeria.

According to the Vice President, in 2015, Buhari proposed the “largest social investment programme in Africa” of about N500bn annually.

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06:29

Ghanaians angry over border closure


Nigerians doing business in Ghana have been asked to quit their shops by Thursday, November 14, 2019, or be forcibly evicted in apparent retaliation against the Federal Government’s closure of the borders.    

   

The ultimatum was issued by the Ghana Union of Traders’ Associations (GUTA) and the Ghana Electrical Dealers Association (GEDA).

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One of the notices sighted yesterday at strategic locations in markets across Ghana, especially in Kumasi, reads in capital letters: “Attention! Attention! Attention! According to the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Law Act 865 Section 27A, you are not to be in our market. We are by this notice informing you to leave our market by 14th November 2019. By GUTA.”

   

   
Another notice states “Warning! Warning! Warning! The agreement between GUTA, GEDA and the foreigners in our market place is up. So, the foreigners are given up to this weekend to abide by the agreement to leave our market places or they will be forcefully compelled to abide by it. By GEDA and GUTA.”

According to a recent report by the BBC, “More than 100 foreign-owned shops are getting shut down by Ghanaian traders in the country’s second-largest city, Kumasi. Most of the shops are run by Nigerians. The traders shutting down the shops say they’re being run illegally but the shop owners deny this.”

   

   
Representatives of the Accra and Abuja governments reportedly met on Monday, November 4, 2019, to discuss the possibilities of opening Nigeria’s border to Ghanaian traders.

The border was closed in August 2019 to prevent the smuggling of products from neighbouring West African countries. Many trucks have since been stranded at the Seme border. Over the weekend, the Nigerian government announced that the restriction would remain till January 31, 2020.

According to a recent report by the BBC, “More than 100 foreign-owned shops are getting shut down by Ghanaian traders in the country’s second-largest city, Kumasi. Most of the shops are run by Nigerians. The traders shutting down the shops say they’re being run illegally but the shop owners deny this.”    

   

Representatives of the Accra and Abuja governments reportedly met on Monday, November 4, 2019, to discuss the possibilities of opening Nigeria’s border to Ghanaian traders.

The border was closed in August 2019 to prevent the smuggling of products from neighbouring West African countries. Many trucks have since been stranded at the Seme border. Over the weekend, the Nigerian government announced that the restriction would remain till January 31, 2020. TheGuardianng
06:23

Minister Malami reduces EFCC, ICPC’s powers, scraps asset recovery committees

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has whittled down the powers of the EFCC and other anti-graft agencies in areas of assets seizure.    

   

The directive is contained in the Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette Vol. 106, No 163, titled, ‘Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulation 2019’, dated October 29, 2019.

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According to a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report, the AGF also scrapped all asset recovery and tracing committees and directed in Part 3, Section 5(1) of the gazette that all non-conviction-based forfeiture shall be conducted by his office. He emphasized that where a non-conviction-based forfeiture procedure arises, the law enforcement agency and anti-corruption agencies should transfer the matter to the office of the AGF.    

   

“All non-conviction based forfeiture shall be conducted by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation. Where a non-conviction based forfeiture procedure arises, the LEA (Law Enforcement Agency) and ACAs (Anti-Corruption Agencies) shall transfer the matter to the Office of the AGF,” it stated.

   

   
The gazette further states that all seized assets shall be registered by all the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs). Also, all final forfeited assets recovered by agencies shall be handed over to the AGF within 60 days from the commencement of the regulations of management.

Malami warned that any agency head who failed to follow the new guidelines would be dealt with. NAN
06:17

In Edo: Eight feared killed in cult war


Eight persons are  feared dead in the renewed war among three cults in Benin City, the Edo State capital.    

   

Punch Metro gathered that the clash between the Maphites, Black Axe (popularly called Aye) and Eiye confraternities; had been on for the past seven days.

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The killings started last Friday when a 200-level student of the University of Benin, Moses Adeshina, popularly called Aficionado, was shot dead at the Jeans Carnival organised by students of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

   

   
This led to the suspension of all social activities in the school by the university management.

Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that immediately after Adeshina was buried on Wednesday, two persons were attacked on the Wire and Siluko roads.

While the victim of the Wire Road attack, identified as one Osasuyi, aka 190, allegedly died on the spot, the one on the Siluko Road, identified as Moses Oboh, was seriously injured.    

   

A day after Adeshina’s killing, one person was reportedly murdered around the Isior area of Benin and in the evening of the same day, another person was said to have been killed in the Osasogie area of Ugbowo.

Another person was reportedly killed on Sunday night in the Adolor area of Ugbowo and another in Uwasota.

Two persons were reportedly killed at the Gani Fawehinmi Layout, Isinoro, near New Benin.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Chidi Nwabuzor, said only two deaths were recorded, adding that one arrest had been made.
06:14

Nigerians based in UK Protest Buhari Visit

Nigerians under the platform of the Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria on Thursday in the United Kingdom protested at the Abuja House in London over the visit by President Muhammadu Buhari for alleged medical treatment.     

   

According to TheGuardianng, The protesters led by Gabriel Agbontaen, demanded that President Buhari should return home and fix Nigerian hospitals instead of seeking medical treatment abroad and planning for the importation of foreign medical Doctors.

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They highlighted the insecurity and lack of basic amenities in Nigeria while Nigerian politicians continued to travel abroad to enjoy facilities provided by the politicians of other countries.

   

   
The protesters queried why President Buhari continued to patronise foreign services when foreign products such as rice had been banned by his government.

Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, on Monday travelled to London to meet with his boss to sign the amended bill of the Deep Offshore (and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract) Act which was recently passed into law by the National Assembly.

In the course of his 2015 electoral campaign, President Buhari promised Nigerians that he will not seek medical treatment abroad.

   

   
He recently banned ministers from unjustifiable international trips.
Since his assumption in office, he had spent almost 200 days out of office for medical tourism.

The protesters argued that since Buhari’s visit was private, he ought to privately incur the financial cost of his visits.

   

   
About N10bn had been budgeted for the Aso Rock Clinic since Buhari assumed office in 2015, yet Aisha Buhari complained in 2017 that there was no syringe in the clinic.
Though no government official came out of the Abuja House to address the protesters, who were there for over two hours, some persons were seen filming the demonstrators from inside the facility.

The British police were there to ensure that the protest remained peaceful.
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