Thursday, December 01, 2022


I Dont Ever Want To Get Married Again Actress Princess Shyngle

Popular Gambian actress, Princess Shyngle has taken to her Instagram page to reveal why she doesn’t want to get married again as she shed light on her failed marriage.

The beautiful actress also gave out some rules for any potential suitor who’ll be interested to go into a romantic relationship with her.

Princess Shyngle posted; “The thought of me ever getting married again makes me sick to my stomach. I don’t ever want to get married again.

So if we’re dating, don’t be calling and texting me every day, once a week is good enough. Don’t ever introduce me to any of your friends or family members.

“Don’t you dare try to propose to me cuz that will be the last time you will ever hear from me again,” she shared on Instagram


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Minister Aregbesola reveals why passport applicants face challenges

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has advised Nigerians to ensure their details in the National Identify Number, NIN, are same with the data on their application for National Passport.

The minister gave the advice on Thursday in a post on his verified Twitter handle.

Aregbesola also disclosed that many passport applicants are having serious challenges on how to arrange their names.

He wrote, “It is important also that your details with NIN sync with the data on your application. Any discrepancy will stall your application until it is corrected. The order of the appearance of the applicant’s name especially has been an albatross for many.”

He added that his ministry had introduced tracking mechanism to help applicants monitor the progress of their application.


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Lagos NURTW boss, Koko Zaria and first wife welcome third child

Lagos NURTW boss, Ganiyu Ayinde Oyedepo better known as Koko Zaria and his first wife, Oyindamola Olope have welcomed another child.

The right-hand man of MC Oluomo, announced the good news of his child’s birth, minutes ago.

Koko Zaria, however, didn’t disclose the sex of his child.


@oyindamolaolope”, he captioned his post.


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Ooni Of Ife Marries Princess Aderonke Ademiluyi, Great Grand Daughter Of 48th Ooni Of Ife (VIDEO)

Princess Aderonke Ademiluyi, Founder of Africa Fashion Week London and Africa Fashion Week Nigeria becomes Her Serene Highness (HSH) Queen Aderonke Ademiluyi Ogunwusi of Ife Kingdom.

Marrying her long time love , His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, The Arole Oduduwa, Ooni of Ife, Ojaja II in a traditionsl ceremony held in the Royal Ademiluyi Household.

HSH Queen Aderonke Ademiluyi Oguwusi the great grand daughter of the 48th Ooni of Ife looked stunning in her purple sequined tye dye outfit in a beautiful homage to Adire Odua a social enterprise she runs in Ile Ife a women's empowerment program which is a joint brain child of the Oni of Ife and the Queen Aderonke.

Congratulations to HIM, The Ooni of Ife and HSH, Queen Aderonke.

Blessings and great peace over Ife Kingdom


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2022 MOBO Awards Full List: Burna Boy wins Best International Act and Best African Music Act

Famous Afrobeat singer, Burna Boy, wins double at the 2022 MOBO Awards held at the OVO Arena in Wembley, London.

The 2022 MOBO Awards hosted by Chunkz & Yung Filly on the 30th of November 2022 witnessed a stage performance from Fireboy amongst others.

Burna Boy took home the award for Best African Act and Best International Act.

The 2022 MOBO Awards hosted by Chunkz & Yung Filly on the 30th of November 2022 witnessed a stage performance from Fireboy amongst others.

Burna Boy took home the award for Best African Act and Best International Act.

See The Full Winners List Below

Best Male Act – Central Cee

Best Female Act – Pink Pantheress

Album Of The Year (Joint Winners)

Knucks – ‘alpha Place’

Little Simz – ‘sometimes I Might Be Introvert’

Song Of The Year In Association With Lucozade – Dreya Mac, Felixthe1st & Finch Fetti – ‘own Brand (Baddie)’

Best Newcomer In Association With Asos – Bru-c

Video Of The Year In Association With Mcdonald’s Mccrispy – Central Cee – ‘doja’

Best R&b/soul Act – Mahalia

Best Grime Act – D Double E

Best Hip Hop Act In Association With Mixtape Madness – D Block Europe

Best Drill Act Supported By Trench – K-trap

Best International Act – Burna Boy

Best Performance In A Tv Show/film – Kane Robinson (Kano) As Sully – Top Boy

Best Media Personality – Nella Rose

Best Alternative Music Act In Association With Marshall – Bob Vylan

Best Electronic/dance Act Supported By Mixmag – Nia Archives

Best African Music Act Supported By Afrozons – Burna Boy

Best Gospel Act Supported By Premier Gospel – Still Shadey

Best Jazz Act Supported By Jazz Fm – Ezra Collective

Best Caribbean Music Act – Skillibeng

Best Producer Supported By Complex Uk – Inflo

Lifetime Achievement Award – Nile Rodgers

Outstanding Contribution Award – Craig David

Paving The Way Award Supported By Bbc 1xtra – Jamal Edwards Mbe


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World Cup 2022: Don’t fight Belgium striker, Lukaku – Kovacic advices Croatia teammates

Croatia midfielder, Mateo Kovacic, has urged his teammates not to fight Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku when both teams clash in today’s FIFA World Cup F final fixture.

Kovacic and Lukaku are teammates at Premier League giants, Chelsea.

Lukaku is currently on loan at Inter Milan from Chelsea.

The former Manchester United star should return from injury to face Kovacic’s side in their Group F decider on Thursday evening.

“I will leave that to the coach,” Kovacic told reporters at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday when asked what advice he would give his Belgium teammates about Lukaku.

“But I will say… just don’t fight him.”

The kick-off time for the Belgium vs Croatia match is 4 pm.

Croatia need just a point at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium to progress to the Round of 16, while Belgium can only guarantee a knockout tie with a win. Dailypost

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022


APC to launch crowdfund app

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) will today unveil the Crowdfund App to mobilise funds for the campaign of its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.

A statement issued by the PCC said the app will afford Nigerians the opportunity to poll financial resources to back their preferred presidential candidate, who is reputed for assembling the best crop of administrators in the history of Lagos State.


Crowdfunding will reduce the influence of moneybags, give more citizens a sense of belonging and deepen democracy in the country.

The unveiling of the fundraising app will take place at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria-Island today, by 1100a.m.


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World Cup 2022: Three countries qualify for Round of 16

Three countries have already booked their spots in the Round of 16 of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

They are: France, Brazil and Portugal.

Portugal were the latest team to qualify, thanks to a 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Monday.

Dailypost reports, Bruno Fernandes netted twice as Fernandes Santos’ men reached six points to stay top of Group H.

It was the third time at a World Cup that Portugal won two successive group-stage fixtures.

In the earlier game, Brazil beat Switzerland 1-0, thanks to a brilliant Casemiro finish.

The Selecao had won 2-0 against Serbia in their opening fixture.

France are also through, thanks to victories against Australia and Denmark.

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Victor Osimhen’s €100m price tag ‘crazy’ – Manchester United

Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, is interested in acquiring the services of Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen but the Red Devils have made it clear that they will not be meeting the €100m price tag that Napoli have slapped on their star striker.

Sky Germany reported that the English topflight club have made Osimhen one of their top targets, but they find the price tag Napoli have put on his head ‘crazy.’

Osimhen is one of the most coveted forwards in Europe following his remarkable goalscoring exploits with Napoli over the past 18 months. The 23-year-old bagged 14 goals in 27 games last year and has already plundered nine goals in 11 matches this term for Luciano Spalletti’s side.

The Nigeria international contributed 18 goals in 32 games last season and Napoli can’t be blamed for demanding upwards of £80m for the 23-year-old.

Osimhen has other admirers in the Premier League and there have been links to Tottenham Hotspur.

Italian transfer reporter Enrico De Lellis has told Calciomercato that Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is urging the club to sign Osimhen.

It’s hard to imagine Tottenham spending £86m on a new striker, unless Harry Kane is on his way out, which is unlikely.

A number of Premier League sides were credited with an interest in Osimhen’s services in the summer, but United could firm up their interest in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo’s abrupt exit from the club last week. Punchng

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In France: 'Be Honest' by Jorja Smith and Burna Boy certified Diamond

Burna Boy had added another plaque to his cabinet as Jorja Smith's 'Be Honest' has received a Diamond certification in France.

Details: On Sunday, 27th November 2022 music chart news platform Chartdata revealed on their Twitter account that 'Be Honest' is eligible for diamond certification in France after selling over 250,000 units.

The single was released in August 2019 and it was Jorja Smith's second collaboration with Burna Boy following 'Gum Body' in his 'African Giant' album.

'Be Honest' is Burna Boy's second certification in France after his international hit single 'On The Low' went Diamond.

Burna Boy is one of the world's biggest music stars with his music attracting fans across different parts of the globe where he has headlined concerts in famous arenas.

Most recently, his international smash hit 'Last Last' was certified Gold in the US after selling 500,000 units.

The multi-award winner was also recently nominated for two Grammy awards with 'Last Last' for the Global Song category and his 2022 album 'Love, Damini' for the World Album category.


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Africa: Somali forces storm hotel held by extremists, free 60 people

Somali forces on Monday stormed a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, where Islamic extremists had been holed up for more than 18 hours after killing eight civilians and trapping dozens in the building, officials said.

Police spokesperson Sadik Dodishe said all six extremists died during the operation at the Villa Rosa hotel, and one member of the security forces was also killed.

Dodishe said about 60 people who had been trapped in the hotel were freed and none of them were injured. It was not immediately clear whether others were missing.

According to Dodishe, five of the attackers were killed by security forces, and one blew himself up.

Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.

Mogadishu resident Mohamed Suleyman told the AP that two of his relatives, both civilians, died in the attack. “It's a great sadness to learn that two of my relatives were among those killed in yesterday night’s attack,” he said. “We were informed by their colleagues who managed to escape the attack after jumping (over the perimeter) wall of the hotel.”

Ali Moalim, another Mogadishu resident, said he saw “two bodies of the security forces carried by their fellow soldiers.”

Al-Shabab said in a broadcast on its own radio frequency Sunday that its fighters attacked the hotel, which has a restaurant popular with government and security officials. The attack is believed to have started with an explosion before gunmen penetrated the hotel's gates.

The hotel is not far from the presidential palace, Villa Somalia, in one of the most protected parts of central Mogadishu. A successful attack near the seat of the federal government is likely to instill deep fear among residents of the seaside capital that has long been prone to attacks by militants.

Such militant attacks are common in Mogadishu and other parts of the Horn of Africa nation.

The latest attack comes amid a new, high-profile offensive by the Somali government against al-Shabab, which still controls large parts of central and southern Somalia.

Extremist fighters loyal to the group have responded by killing prominent clan leaders in an apparent effort to dissuade support for the government offensive, and attacks on public places frequented by government officials and others persist.

Hotels and restaurants are frequently targeted, as are military bases for government troops and foreign peacekeepers.

Last month at least 120 people were killed in two car bombings at a busy junction in Mogadishu. Al-Shabab carried out that attack, the deadliest since a similar attack at the same spot killed more than 500 people five years ago.

Al-Shabab opposes Somalia’s federal government, which is backed by African Union peacekeepers, and seeks to take power and enforce a strict version of Sharia law.

The United States has described al-Shabab as one of al-Qaida’s deadliest organizations and targeted it with scores of airstrikes in recent years. Hundreds of U.S. military personnel have returned to the country after former president Donald Trump withdrew them. Africanews/AP

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World Cup 2022: Karim Benzema to return to France squad

Karim Benzema could make a surprising return to the France squad at the World Cup 2022. 

The 34-year-old had initially been ruled out through injury.

Benzema was expected to miss the entire tournament with a thigh problem.

France head coach, Didier Deschamps, opted not to call up a replacement and has continued with Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Kingsley Coman and Marcus Thuram.

However, RMC Sport claims that Benzema could still return to the France setup as he returns to full training this week at Real Madrid.

Benzema could be fit enough to take part in the knockout stages of the World Cup.

FIFA rules permit players to return to their squads if they recover from injury if they had initially been named in the tournament squad before being ruled out.



Avoid improper fuel storage - FG warns residents

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service has warned residents of the state, particularly motorists, to avoid storage of premium motor spirit (petrol) in inappropriate places.

The state Fire Chief, Mrs Margaret Adeseye, gave this warning in a statement issued by the Head of Public Affairs of LSFRS, Mr Dosunmu Jamiu, on Monday.

Punch reports, Adeseye added that the government was concerned that the agency had received emergency calls that were 82 times higher than the previous month.

She said, “Since the advent of fuel scarcity, some people have devised various illegal means of storing the product such as the boot of their vehicles, under staircases at home, or within the premises of their working place, all these are factors responsible for the increase in the number of fire outbreaks which led to the destruction of lives and properties being witnessed recently in the state.

“The state government places a high premium on the safety of lives and properties of the citizens, therefore the nonchalant attitudes of the public to basic principles of safety of lives and properties are of great concern to the government as the total number of emergency calls thus far in the month is way higher than 82 of a corresponding period of October 2022.

“I urge landlords and tenants to be observant and prevent inappropriate storage of fuel in and around their homes and enjoin filling stations to disallow customers clustering around dispensing pumps to avoid scuffle that can spark off an outbreak of fire and avoid dispensing fuel in polythene bags.” 

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Amotekun recovers 4 AK-47 rifles, military uniforms and drugs in Oyo

The Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) also known as Amotekun, has said that its men have recovered arms, ammunition and three sets of military uniforms in Oyo State.

The arms and ammunition included four AK-47 rifles, four magazines and 50 pieces of 7.62mm live ammunition.

The security agency also explained that it also recovered a Navy cap, raincoat and some illicit drugs.

Amotekun noted that its operatives discovered the items inside a bag found in a bush within the state last Friday.

Amotekun Commandant, Olayinka Olayanju, made these revelations on Monday in Ibadan, the state capital

Dailypost recalls that Amotekun was established by governors of the six states that make up the present South West Nigeria.

The new security agency was established so as to tackle issues of insecurity occasioned by kidnapping and armed robbery in the region.

Olayanju, while speaking, said that the discovery was made during the combing of bushes following the recent kidnappings on roads in the state.

He said that the security agency combed the bushes and made the discovery.

He added that Amotekun got information last Friday that some armed men were sighted and even attempted to vandalise computers in a certain area overnight.

He said, “Though none of them was seen, a thorough combing of the area led to the discovery of a bag in which was found the AK-47 rifles, magazines, three pairs of military uniform with belt and jungle hats, 50 pieces 7.62mm, Navy cap and raincoat and various illicit drugs.” Dailypost

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Growing insecurity, forced displacement affect mental health of Nigerians - experts

Mental health experts have said that growing insecurity, and forced displacement, among other challenges in the country, are capable of increasing mental health issues in the country.

National President, of the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN), Taiwo Obindo, who stated this, in Enugu, during the 53rd yearly general meeting of the body, urged the Federal Government to find ways of curbing challenges inflicting pain on the people.

He noted that the national development of any nation depends largely on the well-being of its citizens, stressing: “There is no health without mental health.”

Speaking on the theme, ‘Insecurity and Forced Displacement: Mental Health and Psychological Implications,’ Obindo lamented that Nigeria is currently witnessing all manner of insecurity and social vices. He stressed that these are impacting negatively on the mental health of Nigerians, and, in turn, constitute a serious threat to national development.

He said: “Our nation is grappling with many challenges at this stage of its national development with insecurity topping the list. The country is currently witnessing record levels of kidnappings, banditry, armed robbery, terrorism, ritual killings, secessionism and many more, which are impacting negatively the mental health of citizens. These have forced many Nigerians to flee their homes to become internally displaced with its attendant challenges.”

“Families have been forced out of their ancestral homes, and found themselves in a new environment with little or no means of livelihood, and the hope of returning to their homes is increasingly becoming a mirage.

“The state of their mental well-being is daily threatened, and the needed psychological support only comes in trickles. These have effects on the mental stability of those concerned and, therefore, should be checked.”

On his part, the Medical Director, of Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, Prof. Monday Igwe, insisted that there is a need to address current security challenges, considering the mental health of the people.

He said: “The mental health implications are quite apt and relevant in present-day Nigeria. Nothing else should bother us at this time. This is so because a healthy country impacts productivity and growth, as well as the way we things.”

Enugu State Commissioner for Health, Ikechukwu Obi, described health as a continuous state of human adjustment, saying there is a need for constant mental health check-ups, and urged Nigerians to always make themselves available for examination by health experts. Guardianng

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Monday, November 28, 2022


World Cup 2022: Jack Grealish names country to win trophy, picks 2 best players

England forward, Jack Grealish has tipped Brazil to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The England international also hailed Argentina captain, Lionel Messi and France superstar Kylian Mbappe’s performances so far in Qatar.

France has taken all six points from their first two group games at this tournament, beating Australia and Denmark in the process.
Argentina, meanwhile, were beaten by lowly rated Saudi Arabia in their first game of the tournament but bounced back with a 2-1 victory over Mexico on Saturday.

Messi was outstanding in the second half, producing yet another moment of magic to break the deadlock and set his side on their way to a vital win.

Although Grealish described Messi as ‘unbelievable’, he still believes that Brazil are the favourites in Qatar.

Brazil defeated Serbia in their first game of the tournament and will look to make it two wins from two when they face Switzerland on Monday.

“I watch all the games to be honest..” Grealish told talkSPORT.

“I was watching Messi [against Mexico], unbelievable… so did Mbappe.

“I think Brazil is one of the most impressive I’ve seen so far. If you’re asking me who the biggest threat is, I’d probably say Brazil.”


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NDLEA: I did it to raise money for my daughter’s exam fees – 56-year-old man arrested with cocaine confesses

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, arrests a 56-year-old man Lawal Lateef Oyenuga and his recruiter, Wasiu Sanni Gbolahan a.k.a teacher, for drug trafficking.

Spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, said Lawal who was headed to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia via Addis Ababa on an Ethiopian Airways flight, was arrested on Thursday, November 24, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

Lawal had concealed 400g of cocaine in a pair of black palm sandals in this luggage which was detected to contain illicit drugs.

Wasiu Sanni Gbolahan a.k.a Teacher revealed that he was first given some pellets of cocaine to swallow but when he couldn’t, he was given the ones concealed in the palm sandals.

He added that he resorted to the criminal trade to raise money to pay the examination fees for his daughter who is in SS3.

The NDLEA linked Wasiu to some previous attempts to traffic cocaine to Saudi Arabia and Dubai, UAE. He was named as the one who recruited a BRT driver, Bolajoko Muyiwa Babalola for Lagos socialite and owner of Adekaz Hotels, Alhaji Ademola Afolabi Kazeem (a.k.a Alhaji Abdallah Kazeem Muhammed) to traffic drugs to Dubai.

Bolajoko was arrested on June 27 with 900 grams of cocaine to Dubai while Ademola Kazeem was nabbed on November 10, barely 10 days after he was declared wanted by NDLEA.

A follow-up operation in the early hours of Friday, November 25, led to the arrest of the kingpin, Teacher, who specialises in recruiting mules for drug barons in Lagos and its environs at his residence located in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.

The 64-year-old Wasiu is a housing and property agent, with seven children and four wives, one of whom is now late.


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World Cup 2022: It doesn’t matter we're teammates, I'll smash you - Xhaka warns Jesus, Martinelli

Arsenal midfielder, Granit Xhaka has warned his club teammates, Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus to stay off Switzerland’s goalposts when they meet in the World Cup on Monday.

The Swiss said he had already warned the Brazil duo that he was going to ‘smash’ them when Switzerland face the South Americans in Qatar.

Switzerland and Brazil meet at Stadium 974 on Monday. Xhaka, who has been in superb form for Arsenal this season, helped the Swiss beat Cameroon 1-0 in their first game.

Brazil on their part, defeated Serbia 2-0, meaning that a win for any of the sides today will see them progress to the knockout stages.
And Xhaka has sounded out a warning to his Gunners’ colleagues, insisting that being club teammates does not matter now.

“I told Gabby Martinelli and Gabby Jesus if you are running one against one against our goalkeeper I will smash you!” He told reporters on Sunday.

“It doesn’t matter that we are playing in the same team. This is the Word Cup. You play for your own country and you want to win.
“Of course, they were worried. They know me. If I smash you, it will be very very hard.”


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US Lawmaker Pushes For TikTok Ban, Says App Is ‘Digital Fentanyl Addicting Our Kids'

U.S. Congressman, Mike Gallagher, has issued a dire warning on TikTok, saying the platform is like "digital fentanyl addicting our kids".

Gallagher, who is U.S. representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district, stated this amid a series of privacy concerns with regard to China.

Rep. Gallagher joined "Sunday Morning Futures" on Fox News to discuss the dangers of the app and why he believes it should be banned in the United States. 

Gallagher said, “TikTok should be banned. Sen. Marco Rubio and I have legislation that does exactly that. TikTok is digital fentanyl addicting our kids, and just like actual fentanyl, it ultimately goes back to the Chinese Communist Party.

“TikTok is owned by ByteDance. ByteDance is controlled by the CCP. That means the CCP can track your location, it can track your keystrokes, it can censor your news. Why would we give our foremost adversary that amount of power?

“By the way, TikTok is using the swamp against us. They're hiring an army of lobbyists, including former congressmen, senators, 31 former high-level congressional staffers in order to do their bidding. No paycheck is worth that… we need to ban TikTok.”

In November, a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, Brendan Carr, called on the U.S. government to ban TikTok over concerns about how the China-owned app handles the data of American users.

The remarks, made in an interview with Axios, came as the fast-growing app held ongoing negotiations with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, about whether it can continue business in the U.S. if it is sold from Chinese parent company ByteDance to an American company, according to ABC News.

Carr, one of five commissioners of the FCC, called on CFIUS to ban TikTok, citing the company's alleged inability to secure the data of U.S.-based users.


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