Saturday, April 3, 2021

Anti-Buhari protest in London enters second day

The #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon protesters returned to Nigeria House in London today to demand President Muhammadu Buhari return to Nigeria for his medical checkup.

The protest, led by a former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, began yesterday.

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in London where he would be spending two weeks to enable him to undergo a medical checkup.

However, Reno Omokri and his group insisted the president must be forced to return to Nigeria on the account that he has failed to build a single hospital in his country.

‘Aiye’ confraternity head kills rival ‘Eye’ leader in Lagos

In what appeared a quest for supremacy, the leader of ‘Aiye’ Confraternity in the Bariga area of Lagos State, Segun Ezekiel, has killed Taye Gbalagbala, leader of rival cult group ‘Eye’ Confraternity in the area.

It was gathered that the incident happened on March 28, 2021.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Saturday, said 24-year-old Ezekiel confessed that he murdered 30-year-old Gbalagbala.

Adejobi said Ezekiel has been arrested and the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and arrest of other fleeing culprits.

Rapper DMX in critical condition after drug overdose

Rapper, DMX has suffered from a drug overdose on Friday night and is currently in critical condition in the hospital. 

Sources close to the rapper told TMZ that the overdose occurred at his home at around 11pm and it triggered a heart attack.

DMX was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York and is in the critical care unit. 

While some sources state that the rap artiste has ‘some brain activity,’ others say he is in a ‘vegetative state’ and doctors have cautioned that he may not make it.

Argentine President tests positive for COVID-19 after jab

President Alberto Fernandez of Argentina has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against the virus.

The president announced his status in a tweet after having a fever of 37.3 and mild headache.

“The antigen test I had today after having a fever of 37.3 and mild headache resulted positive,” Fernandez said

He said he has gone under quarantine even before the result was known.

Vladimir Putin is Russia’s s.e.x.i.e.s.t man, poll finds

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been declared the s.e.x.i.e.s.t man in the country.

According to a poll by the Russian job board site, SuperJob, the 68-year-old Kremlin leader is the most good looking man in the country.

In the report which was published on Friday, April 2, SuperJob surveyed 2,000 Russian men and women. When asked who the most attractive man in the country was, 18 per cent of men and 17 per cent of women voted for Putin. But this was down by one per cent in each group compared to the previous year.

“Russians still call Vladimir Putin the most attractive of the famous men in the country,” the site said. “In this field neither actors, nor athletes, nor other politicians can compete with him today.”

USSD: Pantami wades into MTN, banks’ fallout

Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has assured that the inability of MTN users to use the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) channel will be resolved soon.

The minister said that the issue emanated from a fallout between MTN Nigeria and some banks.

He added that it has intervened in the feud and the situation will soon be resolved.

“On the fallout between MTN Nigeria and some banks on USSD services today, I engaged with both regulators, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria and EVC Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC).

West Brom batter 10-man Chelsea 5-2

West Brom have defeated Chelsea 5-2 in what is the first victory of the Baggies in Stamford Bridge.

The defeat broke the unbeaten run of Manager Thomas Tuchel who took over from club legend Frank Lampard.

It was broke the 14-match unbeaten run of the club.

Chelsea drew the first blood through Pulisic in the 27th minute.

Igbo women threaten to protest naked over herdsmen killings

Ndinne Igbo, an all women socio-cultural organization, has threatened its members would march naked across Igboland to protest killings by herdsmen in the region.

The group condemned the recent herdsmen attack in Enugu and Ebonyi states by herders.

It stated that many Igbo children have become victims of herdsmen attacks.

The Ndinne Igbo group in a statement signed by its President, Mrs. Beatrice Chukwubuike, on Saturday called on Nigeria and Igbo leaders to arrest the terrible situation before it degenerates into anarchy.

Don Jazzy opens up on failed marriage with UK lady, Michelle

In a new post on social media, award-winning producer and musician, Don Jazzy, has opened up about his marriage and divorce.

In the post on Instagram, Don Jazzy explains that he was married at the age of 20 and got divorced 2 years after.

He further stated that he has decided to share this part of his life because he feels bad “skipping this part of his life, in a tell it all interview with Ebuka”

This revelation comes after his fans have constantly questioned him about his relationship, which he has kept private for a very long time.

''A part of me is gone'' - Joe Okei Odumakin mourns passing of husband as she announces he died of covid-19

Joe Okei Odumakin, the wife of the national publicity secretary for the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin has publicly announced the death of her husband and says a part of her is gone.

Recall Comrade Odumakin passed on this morning at LASUTH. 

She announced that he died due to complications from covid- 19.

Announcing his demise, Dr Odumakin wrote;

Baby makes history as first human born with three p3nises

For the first time in medical history, a baby born in Iraq is born with three p3nises. 

Hailing from Duhok in the country, the three-month-old baby was brought to the hospital by his parents because he had swelling in the scrotum. 

When the doctors examined, it was ascertained that he had two more p3nises emerging. While one was coming out near the root of his primary p3nis, the other one that is situated under the scrotum. 

The doctors called this a rare case because the child was not exposed to any drugs in the womb as well as there was a significant absence of genetic anomaly in his family history. 

Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin is dead

The national publicity secretary for the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, is dead.

Mr Odumakin, a public analyst, activist and politician, reportedly died in Lagos on Saturday morning.

“We are on our way to the morgue to deposit his body,” one of his aides confided.

It is also not clear the specific cause of Mr Odumakin’s death but he had long battled diabetes and survived diabetic-related complications many times in the past.

Ronaldo’s armband auctioned for 64,000 Euros

Cristiano Ronaldo’s moment of frustration at a controversial decision in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday is turning into something positive.

The captain’s armband the Portugal star threw to the ground when he was controversially denied a stoppage-time winner against Serbia has been sold at auction to raise money for a six-month-old baby’s medical treatment.

Duty firefighter Djordje Vukicevic picked up the armband from the pitch after Ronaldo had stormed off at the end of the 2-2 draw in Belgrade.

“Ronaldo was agitated [and] he threw the armband. It fell right next to me,” Vukicevic said.

Plateau House of Reps member dies in auto crash on his way to son's wedding

The member representing Plateau Jos North/Bassa constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Haruna Maitala, is dead.

Maitala died on Friday in a auto-crash around 2:00 pm along Abuja-Jos road, The Nation gathered.

The Rep member was on his way to Jos for his first son’s wedding on Saturday, it was learnt.

His media consultant, Joseph Adudu, in a statement on Saturday said: ” This is to announce the death of Honourable Haruna Maitala which occurred yesterday, 2nd April, 2021 as a result of fatal car accident on his way to Jos from Abuja.

Miyetti Allah leaders shot dead in Nasarawa

The Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Mohammed Hussain, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Toto Local Government Area of the State.

The leader of the group was killed on Friday night alongside the chairman of the association, Mohammed Umar.

This was confirmed in a statement issued on Saturday morning by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Ramham Nansel.

“On 2/4/2021 at about 7pm, information was received that unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani bandits attacked and killed one Mohammed Hussaini, the Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Nasarawa State and Mohammed Umar, the Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Toto LGA at Garaku market.

Another break up? Stefflon don has deleted all pictures of Burna boy from her instagram page

Oh well! Another break up? Seems all top singers are losing the girls they have openly declared their love for.

Just weeks ago, Burna boy won his first Grammy award and was on phone talking to his girlfriend -- British rapper, Stefflon Don. In their conversation, Stefflon kept congratulating him as Burna boy kept reminding her that won't be his first Grammy award. He says to him, she Stef was his first Grammy award. Did that melt hearts? Obviously.

Anyway, it seems all is not well in the camp of the two singers now as Ms Stef has gone a step further to delete all her boyfriend's pictures from her Instagram page.

Below is exactly how her instagram page looks like now....

Anguish as soldiers reportedly kill five wedding guests in Taraba

Nigerian soldiers at Bassa village in Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State on Friday morning were accused to have killed five persons returning from a wedding ceremony.

The victims identified as Abdulkadir Bello, Tukur Bello, Philip Yakubu, Habu Yarima and Ya’u Misa, were returning from a wedding ceremony in Garin-Baka around midnight on motorcycles when the soldiers on patrol allegedly opened fire on them.

One of the youth, Isah Umar, who escaped, said he and his friends riding on motorcycles back to their village, Basa, ran into the soldiers who, on sighting the convoy of their motorcycles, opened fire on them.

According to him, he escaped into the bush, but his friend, Habu Yarima, who conveyed him on his motorcycle was not lucky, as he was hit by a bullet and died instantly.

No work, no pay – FG THREATENS striking doctors

The Federal Government has threatened to implement the ‘no work, no pay’ policy if the striking National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) refuse to resume work.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, issued the threat when he appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

“By Tuesday, I will invite them back. If they become recalcitrant, there are other things I can do. There are weapons in the Labour Laws, I will invoke them. There is no work, no pay,” Ngige said.

Ngige pointed out that the current hazard allowance of ₦5,000 for doctors was fixed in 1992, adding that the government will review this.

Air force dismisses Boko Haram’s claim of downing missing fighter jet

Two personnel on the missing Nigeria Air Force Alpha jet were feared dead following reports that the aircraft had crashed at the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State.

The NAF identified the two men as Flt Lts. John Abolarinwa and Ebiakpo Chapele.

The Air Force dismissed claims by terror group, Boko Haram, that it gunned down the missing Alpha jet, which disappeared from the radar on Wednesday.

It said there was no confirmation of the claims, noting that the clips posted online by the group might be that of a previous incident.

Herdsmen return to Igangan, cut retired principal’s hands

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have launched a fresh attack on Igangan in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state.

Punch correspondent gathered that some herdsmen on Friday afternoon attacked a retired school principal, Ojedokun Ogunmodede.

The reason why his assailant attacked him was not clear but sources close to the victim said there was no confrontation between him and the herdsmen who inflicted machete injuries which almost chopped off his two hands.

The Secretary of Ibarapa Farmers Union, Mr Taiwo Adeagbo, who is popularly known as Akowe Agbe, told punch correspondent on the telephone that the retired principal is his relative.

Dad’s friend r.a.p.e.d me, filmed the act – Victim

A suspected r.a.p.i.s.t, Mr Onuoha Odih, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly raping a 25-year-old lady, Blessing (pseudonym).

The victim told City Round that the suspect was his father’s friend and colleague when they both worked as security guards at a popular church based in the Ijesa area of Lagos State. She said despite her pleas, he raped her and boasted that nothing would happen to him because he would bribe the police and be freed.

“I tried to resist him but he brought out a knife and threatened to kill me,” she added.

Blessing stated that after her father lost his sight and left the employ of the church about five years ago, things became difficult for them and Odih offered to help the family from time to time.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Just In: Banks will soon restore MTN services - Minister

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has waded into the trade dispute between commercial banks and mobile network operator, MTN Nigeria.

Pantami, in a tweet now wrote, “On the fallout between @MTNNG and some banks on USSD services today, I engaged with both regulators, the Governor of @cenbank and EVC @NgComCommission.

“We have reached an advance stage of resolving the issues, for the services to be restored to our citizens. Many thanks!”

Recall commercial banks early today disconnected MTN customers from banking channels including the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data and banking apps.

MTN customers had lamented being unable to recharge their MTN lines using USSD and other banking channels like the bank apps. 

Funny reactions as MC Oluomo rocks electronic nose mask

Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos chapter Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo, was recently spotted at an event wearing an electronic nose mask..

The electronic nose mask, which has caused a stir among social media users, displays his name.

The battery powered nose mask displays: “Mc Oluomo Oshodi.”

While some social media users complimented the uniquely customised nose mask, others expressed reservations about it.

Again Shoprite workers at ring road, Ibadan embark on another protest, shut down company

Shoprite workers at Ring Road branch, Ibadan, on Friday, embarked on another round of protest, shutting down the company indefinitely.

The workers, under the aegis of National Union of Shop and Distributive Employees (NUSDE), vowed that the company would remain shut until management acceded to their demands.

The chairman, NUSDE, Shoprite branch, Mr Williams Peter, said the union was using the Easter period to press home its demands since dialogue had failed.

He stated that all Shoprite stores had been shut down nationwide because the negotiation between the union and the management had been deadlocked.

Boko Haram releases video showing downing of NAF jet

A Boko Haram faction has released footage showing the downing of a Nigerian fighter aircraft.

HumAngle reports that the video showed fighters carrying Rocket Propelled Grenade, artillery equipment, the corpse of the pilot and the aircraft’s debris.

The website shared screenshots of the crashed jet, both mid-air and on the ground, on Friday via its Twitter page.

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha-Jet was deployed for an operation against the Boko Haram sect.

USSD: Banks disconnect MTN from banking channels

Commercial banks have disconnected MTN customers from banking channels including the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data and banking apps.

MTN customers complained on Friday about being unable to recharge their MTN lines using USSD and other banking channels like the bank apps.

Customers were also unable to do banking transactions on MTN lines through USSD.

According to a source, this was not the doing of MTN but the banks who had refused to give any formal communication prior to the disconnection.

Lagos vaccinates 1,700 Hajj intending pilgrims in two days

In fulfilment of its earlier pledge to ensure hitch-free vaccination, the Lagos State Government has vaccinated about 1,700 intending pilgrims embarking on the year 2021 holy pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The two-day vaccination exercise which took place on Saturday and Sunday at the Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, was conducted by officials of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Health.

Speaking during the exercise, the Hon. Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi, emphasized that since the COVID-19 vaccine is one of the requirements for gaining entry into Saudi Arabia, it became compulsory and expedient for every intending pilgrim, Ulamah (clerics), staff, etc. to get the vaccine.

He disclosed that 1,518 intending pilgrims, 105 Ulamah (clerics), 25 Hajj Guides and 52 members of staff of the Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board were vaccinated during the exercise.

Why I refused to accept IGP's invitation — Sunday Igboho

Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has revealed he turned down two invitation letters by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

In a statement by his media aide, Olayomi Koiki, Igboho said the letters were sent on Thursday to him via a courier service and another with about 15 police officers.

He said his security operatives refused to accept the letters for security reasons.

The statement reads: “We would like to tell the international communities and every Nigerian that this morning 1st of April, 2021, a letter was sent via DHL to Chief Sunday Igboho but the letter was not received by his security operatives.

UFC star Isreal Adesanya gifts father a Bentley [video]

Nigerian-born New Zealand Ultimate Fighting Championship star, Isreal Adesanya aka Style Bender has gifted his father a Bentley.

Adesanya bought his father a brand new Bentley after he saw him admiring the car.

He took to his Instagram to reveal he got his dad the new whip while stating that such information is not what is found in the news.

Taking to his social media page, the UFC star shared an Instastory where he announced to his fans that he got his father the car.

Marwa wants drug test for Buhari, Tinubu, Osinbajo, others

Chief Executive Officer, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has said he is currently pushing for drug test on all politicians.

Nigerian politicians include President Muhammadu Buhari, National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, all state governors and several others.

He added that workers and students should also undergo drug test.

Marwa stated that the reason he is pushing to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students was to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence.

Funtua: Another Katsina market suffers fire outbreak

A section of another market at Funtua, the commercial nerve of Katsina State is reported to have been consumed by fire about the early hours of Friday, destroying properties worth millions of Naira.

This is happening barely two weeks after the Katsina Central Market was gutted to the ground by a yet to be investigated fire incident, destroying shops and properties also worth millions.

As at the time of filing this report, the exact cause of the fire outbreak was yet to be ascertained.

However, there are speculations that the fire may have originated from the second-hand clothing section of the market or the area where other fairly used items are sold in the market.

Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho wins Premier League player of the month ahead of Kane, Mahrez

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has been named the Premier League player of the month for March 2021.

The 24-year-old netted five times in three league appearances for the Foxes before the international break last month.

These goals included Iheanacho’s first Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield United.

The Super Eagles star won the award ahead of Chelsea defender, Andreas Christensen, Tottenham striker Harry Kane, West Ham’s Jesse Lingard, Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier, Manchester United defender Luke Shaw and Brighton’s Leandro Trossard.

Chioma deletes all her remaining photos with Davido on IG

Chioma has deleted the remaining photos of her and Davido on her Instagram page confirming that it’s over between them.

Chioma who has been shading Davido and reacting to his cheating allegations with cryptic messages has ended it all by deleting all their photos.

A quick check on her Instagram page shows she has deleted most of her photos including all the ones he took with Davido the father of her son.

The only post that has a link to Davido that she left on her page is his "A Better Time" album cover which features him and their son Ifeanyi.

Nigerians in London storm Abuja House, tell Buhari to return home [video]

Some Nigerians in the United Kingdom have stormed the Abuja House, 2 Campden Hill, Kensington, London demanding for president Muhammadu Buhari’s repatriation.

In a video tweeted on his verified Twitter handle, a Nigerian broadcaster and former presidential aide, Reno Omokiri, said they were there to chase the president back home.

“The Police came but the #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon went on. A frightened @MBuhari refused to come,” he tweeted.

In a separate tweet earlier, Reno said, “The eagle has landed to harass the ego out of London. It is happening people.

Beggars protest against low patronage in Oyo state

About 250 beggars in Ibadan, on Thursday, protested low patronage by members of the public following a recent rumour that some rich men usually ‘buy’ money from them for fetish purposes. 

The report, according to the spokesperson for the destitute, Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, Serikin Hausawa of Hausawa Community, Oja’ba, Ibadan, had created deep hatred for his people.

Abdullahi said: “The reports that some wealthy people are buying money from beggars, including the physically-challenged people, for money rituals is not true. 

“As a result of the claim that some ritualists do buy money from these beggars, there has been public resentment against these innocent people. 

Those who looked down on me now regret it – Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele-Bello has advised the public not to look down on themselves for any reason.

She took to her Twitter page to reflect on her past life before she entered into stardom. 

According to her, some people looked down on her because they didn’t have hope in her. 

She used her issue as a case study to advise her fans never to look down on themselves.

“To those being looked down on, keep doing your thing! Keep working like no one is watching! One day you will get a BIG YES that will take you to the next big level. Never give up. Ignore Naysayers! Believe in your dreams &go for them. Embrace constructive criticism& use it to ur advantage”, she wrote.

Homeless young man who sleeps under Ikeja bridge is about to put Nigeria on world map [photos]

Yes, yes, we are rooting for him.

Oh my! The pose, the confidence and the skin tone. To think they only approached him hours earlier and he got all these confidence? We are rooting for ALI.

A creative director has shared photos he shot with a homeless man he met under Ikeja bridge.

He says while waiting for the model they had an appointment photoshoot with, he say Ali under the bridge and decided to give him few shots. 

Above is the amazing outcome. How the creative director reports it below...

New loved-up photo of Mercy Johnson and her husband

Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson has shared a new loved up photo of herself and her husband, Prince Odi Okojie on her Instagram page. 

She used the opportunity to wish her fans and followers a happy Good Friday.

“Good Friday…wishing you all the best of Gods blessings…..🤩😍 @princeodiokojie”, she wrote.

Young Ghanaian entrepreneur, Ceo of Vivi’s Glossy Makeover dies after brief illness

A Ghanaian makeup artist and final year student at the University of Cape Coast called Vida Ekumah has died.

The demise of the CEO of Vivi’s Glossy Makeover was announced via Facebook public group Tell it All.

Reports suggested that Ekumah was sick and rushed to the hospital, however she died at her hostel soon after she was discharged.

May her soul rest in peace. 

Train crash kills 48 in Taiwan's deadliest rail tragedy

A Taiwan express train with almost 500 aboard derailed in a tunnel on Friday, killing at least 48 passengers and injuring 66 in the island's worst rail disaster in almost four decades.

Images from the scene showed carriages in the tunnel ripped apart by the impact, with others crumpled, hindering rescuers in their efforts to reach passengers, although by mid-afternoon no one was still trapped.

"People just fell all over each other, on top of one another," a woman who survived the crash told domestic television. "It was terrifying. There were whole families there."

The crash, north of the eastern city of Hualien, killed the driver of the train carrying many tourists and people heading home at the start of a long weekend traditional holiday to tend to family graves.

How Mercy Aigbe fooled thousands of her fans with fake engagement announcement

It was April fool's day yesterday and Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe jumped on it.

The actress shared a photo of herself showing an engagement ring with her hand carefully placed on a man's hand.

She shared the photo and even went ahead to thank God for another chance, but it was all a JOKE.

She captioned the photo: Finally I said Yes to ‘D’ Owner 😍 Thank you God of many chances 🙏”

Her fans however woke up to her apology this morning, as she gave an update that it was all a joke.

Actress Uche Jombo shows off her hour glass figure

Dripping hot!

No going back on call for Yoruba nation — Gani Adams

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has said he is totally behind Yoruba activists calling for secession and establishment of Oduduwa Republic.

Gani Adams, in an interview with BBC Yoruba, also said the Oduduwa Republic is not negotiable because he also wants its creation.

“Whatever they want is what I also want. But we are supposed to ask where our kings, leaders and politicians are going because I also want the Oduduwa nation,” Gani Adams said.

“There are many activists around the world who say they want the Oduduwa Republic. Never will I be the enemy of the Yorubas, and we do our virtual meetings and it is obvious that our people want the independence of the Oduduwa nation.”

FG extends NIN-SIM linkage by one month as database exceeds 51m

The Federal Government has extended the National Identity Number, NIN-Sim linkage by one month.

The Government also revealed that National Identity Number database has exceeded 51 million records.

This was contained in a statement signed by Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs​​​, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, and Mr Kayode Adegoke, Head, Corporate Communications, National Identity Management Commission.

According to the statement, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, chaired a meeting of the Ministerial Task Force on the NIN-SIM data linkage on Thursday where the decision was reached.

Easter: 3,372 police personnel deployed in Edo

The Police Command in Edo on Thursday said no fewer than 3,372 of its personnel had been deployed for special operations during the Easter celebration.

A statement by SP Kontongs Bello, the command’s Public Relations Officer, in Benin, said the deployed personnel comprised the conventional police, Police Mobile Force (PMF), Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD), State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), and State Traffic Division.

It added that the personnel were to be complemented by other sister agencies in the state to be on standby at religious centres and recreation/event centres across the state to ensure peaceful and hitch-free Easter celebration.

The deployment, the statement noted, would forestall the activities of armed robbers, kidnappers, jobless/dissident youths, as well as, street urchins.

How my father’s death broke me – Omotola Jalade reveals

Nigerian veteran actress, singer, and philanthropist, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, in an emotional recollection has revealed how losing her father at the age of 12 broke her in ways that probably still affect her.

Speaking on her relationship with her father up till his last moments with the founder of Joy, Inc., Chude Jideonwo, the actress and Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, shared some of their fondest memories.

Omotola also discussed a period that changed the nature of their father-daughter relationship and caused a strain to their bond.