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The Director-General, of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Johnson Olawumi, on Saturday advised corps members to be change agents of the Federal Government in the communities during their service year.

He said this while addressing the 2015 Batch B Stream 1 corps members at the Lagos State NYSC Orientation Camp, Iyana-Ipaja.

He said that for government to actualise its change agenda, everybody must embrace value re-orientation.

He warned corps members against the use of comments that could damage the good image of the country, especially during these difficult times.

He also urged the Corp members to use their community development service activities to solve community-related problems.

He advised them to be involved in the development of infrastructure, healthcare and human capacity building, to compliment government’s efforts.

Olawumi encouraged the corps members to start small and become big entrepreneurs with the use of the NYSC Skills Acquisition and Empowerment provided in the camps.



By: Kindness Okoli


A Boko Haram kingpin, on the wanted list of the Nigerian Army, identified as Chindo Bello, was nabbed by security agents, at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.

Bello was arrested, while trying to board an Aero Contractors’ flight, heading to Lagos.

The Nigerian Army has urged all Nigerians living in the country to be more vigilant and assist security agencies with information about the declared wanted terrorists, their sponsors and other criminals in their midst.

The military have expressed their sincere gratitude to those eagle eyed and patriotic security agents and good citizens for the tip off that led to the arrest of the suspect.

Anyone with useful information about any wanted individual could call the following phone numbers 0818155888, 08160030300 and 07053333123.



By: Kindness Okoli

The management of Ebeano Supermarket located at Lekki Phase One, Lagos has expressed its gratitude to Nigerians and emergency agencies for their assistance through a statement.

The statement reads thus:

“We at Prince Ebeano & Co. would like to thank Nigerians for their support and understanding on the fire incident that occurred in our Lekki Phase I Supermarket on Tuesday November 4, 2015.”

“We indeed worked with the relevant agencies to manage and bring the situation under control; we are still working with them to identify the cause.”

“Most importantly we thank the Almighty God that no lives were lost in the incident. We would like to use this media to appreciate the Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Lekki Phase 1 Fire Service, Chevron Fire Service, Maroko Division of the Nigeria Police Force, Lekki Estate Residents Association, Eti-Osa LGA, our Business Partners & Suppliers and Dearest Customers.”

“We will continue to count on your prayers, support and patronage as we strive to surmount this challenging phase.”

The fire outbreak occurred on Tuesday, November 4, 2015. It reportedly consumed many goods which are believed to be worth millions of naira.



By: Kindness Okoli


A group of Fulani herdsmen reportedly attacked an Enugu community, known as Egede, while grazing their cattle.

Igwe Polycarp Oyigbo, the traditional ruler of Egede lamented that the killing was becoming a usual recurrence and that the government was yet to address the issue properly.

“I do not know whether it would have been better to allow them to take the law into their hands; so government should take appropriate actions to end the menace.”

Clement Amuji, the president general of the Egede town union said they have complained bitterly to security operatives and that the herdsmen were causing a lot of sorrow in the community.

He said: “The attack by these herdsmen has become a menace to our people. We have been complaining to the government; we have written several letters to Udi local government council, and the district police officer, 9th-Mile.

“This has been happening; they have been destroying our crops, raping our women. They killed a young man from Umuanum about three years ago. It is very sad because it has repeated itself.”



By: Kindness Okoli

Due to the sudden increase of rape and domestic violence against women, the Delta State Government has taken a drastic decision to prosecute offenders by setting up a Special Unit to handle each case.

The State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor said the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa condemns all forms of violence against women including rape and gave an assurance that the state was ready to protect its citizens including women and children from the menace.

According to Mrakpor, the creation of the special unit Department of Public Prosecution was to serve as a special prosecution line mainly for rape and domestic violence, he added that the innovation was aimed at fast tracking all rape related cases and ensure that offenders are punished to serve as a lesson to others.

Female lawyers and other stake holders have been charged to join the government in this campaign.

Victims of rape have been urged by the Justice Commissioner to always report rape incidents to the police and come forward to give evidence before the court as prosecution witnesses. He assured them of their safety and protection during and after trials.

The state Attorney-General while calling on legal officers in the ministry to live above board, enjoined them to be guided by the professional code of conduct of the legal profession and that of the Civil Service.

He warned against any form of corrupt practices, saying that anyone caught in the web will be arrested, prosecuted and dismissed from the service.


By: Kindness Okoli

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has assured the masses that the Muhammadu Buhari administration will strive to deliver on its campaign promises which include free meals for primary and secondary students as well as employment for the youths.

The VP made this statement on Saturday at Ikenne, his home town where he was the Special Guest of Honour at the 39th Ereke Day celebration, an annual festival organised in Ikenne, Ogun State, as platform for addressing the town’s developmental challenges.

In his statement, VP Osinbajo said the only problem of the president is to fix all the problems facing the country today adding that the APC party will not rest until all their campaign promises are fulfilled.

He cited corruption and stealing as some of the reasons why things had gone wrong in the country, adding that time has come now to fix all that have gone wrong.

In his words he said,  “we have to deal with unemployment of young people; we have to deal with infrastructure; we have to deal with bad roads; we have to restore power, the challenges are many.

“But I want to assure you that every single day that President Buhari spends in Abuja; that I spend in Abuja, we will work hard to achieve the promises we have made.

“You can be sure of an honest and transparent government; you can be sure of hard work.

“You can be sure that everything we promised, we will do.”

He ended by encouraging the indigenes of Ikenne to follow the footsteps of their elders such as late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, former Nigerian nationalist and Premier of the old Western Region.


By: Kindness Okoli


Five months ago, a Nestle product, Maggi Noodles was banned from the market.

Indian food safety authorities banned the production and sale of Maggi amid claims they contained dangerously high levels of lead.

Nestle had to destroy 400 million packets of Maggi products and stop production in the wake of the tests.

The product recall cost the company $67m (£44.5m).

However, Nestle India's new boss, Suresh Narayanan, in an interview told the BBC the tests which were carried out on the noodles were "highly unreliable".

The ban was overturned in the Bombay High Court in August.

And now Maggi noodles can once again be found in Indian markets.


By: Chika Onwuasoanya

It was a night of amazing football at the Spanish premier league, the La Liga.
Barcelona Football club faced off against Villareal, while their title rivals Real Madrid clashed with Sevilla.
Despite not having their talisman Lionel Messi, the Catalans with the help of a brace from Brazilian genius Neymar Jr, were able to keep a clean sheet and cart off the three points, in a win that was sealed by Luis Suarez.
The Galacticos, Real Madrid however failed to impress as they lost to a tenacious Sevilla side 3-2.
This leaves Barcelona FC at the top of the La Liga with 27 points.
By: Chika Onwuasoanya

South Africa’s Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has aired his views on the fine debacle which the huge telecommunications company MTN is facing in Nigeria.

In his statement he urged Africa’s biggest mobile-phone company, the MTN Group Ltd., to follow the rules in countries where it is operating.

The company’s shares have slumped 14 per cent since October 26, when the fine was imposed.


By: Chika Onwuasoanya


The Nigerian government has been advised by the Asset Management Expert to enact laws for the enforcement of maintenance culture.

Special attention has been put on the recycling of waste products which pollutes the environment.

The experts said Nigeria’s waste are assets waiting to the tapped, especially now that the economy is in need of a boost, with dwindling oil prices.

They pointed out that waste management is a challenge for most developing countries and as such, Nigeria must begin to rethink waste as a resource and create awareness for Nigerians to key into the project.

The experts want Nigerians to rethink waste as a resource and instead of throwing it away, recycle it and reuse to save money and create more resources for the future.

This they said must go hand in hand with the culture of maintenance of existing assets, as good infrastructure they pointed out attracts good investment which Nigeria really needs now.



By: Kindness Okoli

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