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Davido’s son Ifeanyi drowns in Lagos swimming pool

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Davido, Ifeanyi(son) and Chioma The three-year-old drown in a private swimming pool at the family’s residence in Lagos, according to a family source who informed Peoples Gazette about the development. “The boy was inside water for too long and they pulled him out and rushed him to the hospital,”  The family source said under anonymity to await official statement. “By the time they rushed him to Lagoon Hospital it was already too late.” More  Details shortly…

We are not reason behind Nigeria’s instability, insecurity woes — Myetti Allah

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…Calls for ‘Federal Ministry of Nomadic Affairs’ By Ezra Ukanwa ABUJA—THE Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, on Monday, said the spate of insecurity and instability bedeviling the country, has nothing to do with its operations. The Fulani Herdsmen association noted that Nigeria’s instability and insecurity challenges are as a result of the exacerbated activities of state sponsored vigilantes, and tribal hordes who carry out extra judicial killings of Fulani Pastoralists. The National President, Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, stated this in a communiqué, jointly signed by the National Secretary, Saleh Alhassan, and issued at the end of a roundtable meeting with all national executive council members and state chairmen, in Abuja. According to him, the meeting dismissed the consistent claims of farmers- herders conflicts as a major setback of instability and insecurity in Nigeria. but rather the conflicts are exacerbated by activities of state sponsored vigilantes and tribal hordes who willfully continu

JUST IN: Unknown Gunmen Reportedly Kill Ebubeagu Member In Ebonyi.

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Unidentified gunmen have reportedly killed a member of the Ebubeagu Security Outfit in Ebonyi State. According to report, the incident happened at Okposi community in Ohaozara Local Government Area at 11pm on Sunday. The victim, Joseph Nwanja, was said to have been gunned down at a checkpoint in the area.  A source said: “This man was shot dead at Okposi, Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi State at 11pm by unknown gunmen while he was on duty as Ebubeagu officer.  “His name is Joseph Nwanja. It happened yesterday, Sunday.” Commander of Ebubeagu in Ebonyi Nnanna Friday confirmed the incident. He said the deceased has been deposited in the mortuary. He said security agencies are on the trail of the perpetrators, adding that they will soon be nabbed.

The introduction of N5,000 still on course, new notes to have Arabia’s inscription – Sanusi

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Sanusi Lamido Sanusi A  Former Governor of the  Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN) Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has claimed that plans to introduce N5,000 notes have not been forgotten. Plans to introduce the N5,000 note in 2012 were resisted, forcing the CBN to shelve the idea. Sanusi also said the proposed new Naira notes between December and January next year will all carry Arabic inscriptions. The former CBN Governor, in a short sermon shared via his social media platforms, stressed that he had spoken with CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, who assured the rumoured removal of the Arabic inscription on the Naira notes was baseless. During the sermon, he recalled how attempt by the CBN to introduce N5,000 note was resisted, stressing “considering the quantum of cash Nigerians carry, the issue is something that can not be avoided in future”.

I'm Looking For A Wife, Says Former Princess of Africa and Cross-dresser, James Brown.

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James Brown Cross-dresser, James Brown, has said that he is single and looking for a wife. The former ‘Princess of Africa said this via his Instagram page on Monday as he shared pictures of himself dressed as a man. Brown said that he is a bachelor looking for a wife. He said, “The latest bachelor in town, I'm single, looking for a woman to call wife.”  © wf_jamesbrown

Buhari jets out for check-up in London amidst tensed FCT security situation.

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Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari is slated to leave for London, United Kingdom on Monday for a routine check-up. His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, confirmed this in a statement. There was no information if it was a planned travel as Buhari presided over an emergency National Security Council meeting in the early hours of Monday. He is attending the opening ceremony of the conference and retreat for senior police officers in Owerri, Imo State. The terse statement said the President is expected back in the second week of November.

Elon Musk: Twitter to charge $20 per month for verified accounts.

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Elon Musk  Twitter has announced plans to charge almost $20 monthly for verification. This is coming hours after Elon Musk took over Twitter ownership. According to a Daily Mail report, Musk wants to launch a pay-for-play verification system in which verified users are charged $20 per month. The Tesla chief executive, in a tweet on Sunday, said, “The whole verification process is being revamped right now.” Engineers at the micro-blogging company have until November 7 to launch the scheme or face being fired. The project was communicated to employees on October 30.

FCT Security situation not bad enough to warrant terror alert, says NSA.

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Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), says the security situation in the country is not so bad as to warrant travel advisories from the US and UK. While the US authorised the evacuation of non-critical staff in the country, the UK had asked its citizens not to embark on “non-essential” movements in the federal capital territory (FCT). President Muhammadu Buhari responded by saying that despite the terror alerts, attacks are not imminent. “However, it does not mean an attack in Abuja is imminent. Since the July prison raid, security measures have been reinforced in and around the FCT,”  he had said. “Heightened monitoring and interception of terrorist communications ensure potential threats are caught further upstream. Attacks are being foiled.” Speaking with reporters after a security meeting at the instance of Buhari at the presidential villa on Monday, Monguno said the Nigerians are not in danger. The NSA urged Nigerians to go about their lives, adding that the security

Fare Hike: Empty Roads As Lagos Drivers Begin Strike.

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Map of Lagos. Increase in the costs of transport fare in parts of Lagos have been observed on Monday as some driver withdrew their services. Along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, a trip from First Gate bus stop to Orile, that used to go for ₦150, the mini buses drivers now charge ₦250. From Mile 2 to Ketu/Mile 12 is now ₦500 from ₦400. Our correspondent also observed that the few commercial buses plying between Lagos and Ogun States via the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway now charge ₦800 for any bus stop from Berger Bus stop. The scarcity of buses and price hike have resulted in stranded commuters. The drivers under the aegis of Joint Drivers Welfare Association Of Nigeria are boycotting Lagos roads for seven days to protest extortion by members of the Lagos State Parks and Garages Management Committee.  Credit: Oluwakemi Abimbola, Oluwafemi Dawodu

13 passengers burnt to death in Enugu, following the face-2-face clash of bus with trailer.

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No fewer than 13 persons were burnt to death on Sunday night in an accident involving a Toyota bus and a trailer at 4-Corners Junction, near Enugu metropolis, Enugu State. The victims were burnt beyond recognition as the bus conveying them from Imo to Adamawa State, had a head-on collision with a trailer and exploded immediately. The victims were said to be attempting to beat the canceled “Monday sit-at-home order in solidarity with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu over continued detention by the Federal Government when the bus collided with the trailer. The accident, said to have occurred at about 10.30pm close to army checkpoint at 4-Corners, attracted the soldiers, who made futile effort to rescue the victims. It was gathered that soldiers alerted the officials of Road Safety and Fire Service, but their quick response could not save the victims who were burnt beyond recognition. It was further gathered that the most of the passengers were deep asleep,

Terror alert: FCT security committee bars vigilantes from firearms.

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The Federal Capital Territory ( FCT ) Security Committee has introduced a Code of Conduct barring members of the Vigilante groups operating in the various communities in Abuja from using prohibited firearms. In the newly established Code of Conduct for members  of the Vigilante group,  the security committee also prohibited the vigilante from carrying out any operation without the presence of the police or the expressed approval of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), in their respective jurisdictions. However, members of the vigilante are permitted to possess and use weapons for self-defense or other lawful purposes as allowed by the DPO. These were some of the decisions reached by the FCT Security Committee at its 11th meeting, presided over by the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, held in Gwarinpa I District, Abuja.

Kidnappers Will Resort To Dollars, Other Hard Currencies – Sheikh Gumi

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Kaduna based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi, on Saturday, said the decision by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to redesign the naira to curtail ransom payment will fail, as kidnappers will resort to dollars and other hard currencies.   Gumi warned that the redesigning of the naira will further put more pressure on the economy making the rotten situation worse.   Gumi who posted this on his verified Facebook page, while reacting to CBN ‘s redesigning of the naira, said what the country needs is a free market driven economy with minimal cash flow control. The cleric noted that eight percent of Nigerians especially rural people depend on cash transactions, saying a sudden change to a cashless or cash-starved society will mean pauperising them in a spate of a short time which could trigger an unprecedented socio-economic turmoil. Gumi wrote: “As for the question of starving kidnappers of the naira, it goes without saying that they will resort to dollars and other hard currencies

The Nigerian Civil war, a ‘war world powers fought against Biafra | #NwokeukwuMascot

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By Prof Uju Anya They invaded Biafra_ to continue tapping the 'free' oil in the then Eastern Region which the Ojukwu led Region couldn't guarantee them. Britain led as confirmed by Buhari with Shell as the arrowhead. The United States came in and were rewarded with Gulf (Chevron), Mobil and #Texaco deals. Italy supported and got Eni Oil deals. France reluctantly came in and secured TotalOil deals. Former USSR came and there was no oil deal but they got the contract to supply the AK-47s, T-72 tanks and the MIG Fighter jets that massacred the people. For the West, oil was the issue, human beings were mere pawns on the chessboard of war. This is one major reason History was erased from the Education curriculum. _________________________________ Note: This page does not promote violence or panic.

JUST IN: At least 146 killed in stampede at Halloween event in South Korea 🇰🇷

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At least 146 people are dead and 150 are injured after being crushed in a crowd during Halloween festivities in Seoul, officials in South Korea said, as the death toll in the tragedy continues to rise. More than 100,000 people gathered for Halloween parties in the area. The victims were crushed by a large crowd pushing forward on a narrow street. ©Reuters

Kwankwaso, NNPP Presidential Candidate, Reminiscences Days As Defence Minister

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Rabiu Kwankwaso. Presidential candidate of the NNPP, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, shared the old photos of himself when he was the Minister of Defence. Taking to Twitter, Kwankwaso wrote: "Reminiscing the old days when I served as Minister of Defense, under the administration of His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. "Under our watch, we ensured that all internal affairs and foreign interventions were efficient, and Nigeria’s sovereignty was protected."

Comr Obinna Nwokeukwu Appointed Media Head of Signor Kanu Organization

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Signor Kanu Campaign Organization in a letter dated 20th of October, 2022 has announced with immediate effect, the appointment of Comrade Obinna  Nwokeukwu as the ‘Head of Media of the Campaign Organization. The Letter of appointment partly reads; “The subject above refers, we write to inform you that Our Leader and Senatorial Candidate has approved your appointment as the HEAD OF MEDIA in the Campaign Organization. Mr Kanu who is the Action People’s Party(APP) Senatorial candidate for Abia South, will be on the ballot with Governor of Abia State, HE Dr Okezie Ikpeazu of PDP, Sen Enyinnaya Abaribe of APGA, who is the incumbent_ the Immediate past Senate Minority leader, in 2023 general elections. See the copy of the appointment letter below 👇🏾 

James Brown “Princess of Africa” denounces cross-dressing.

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James Brown Popular controversial cross-dresser, James Brown has stirred a lot of reactions online, as he seems to have embraced his masculinity, few weeks after his s3x tape trended on social media. The 23-years-old cross-dresser came to the spotlight when he was seen dressed and acting like a lady, and would fondly refer to himself as the “Princess of Africa.” Most recently, James seems to have denounced the title of ‘Princess of Africa, but rather addresses himself as the “King of Africa “ In a particular post, he expressly identified himself as a man whose dream career is to become a big businessman, brand manager and doctor.

Abaribe to Buhari, Your Administration is Disastrous.

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President Buhari & Senator Abaribe. The senator representing Abia South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari, describing his over seven years in office as disastrous. Abaribe said that Buhari’s administration failed on all fronts and that the “unmitigated insecurity where there is a violent conflict today in 22 states out of 36 and the mismanagement of our economy” was unacceptable. The lawmaker bared his mind at the 2nd edition of Archbishop Maxwell Anikwenwa Annual Public Lecture held at Paul University, Awka where he delivered a paper titled ‘Nigeria at Crossroads – The Way Forward.’ “We have reached that point in life of our nation, where we have to drop all pretecses and tell ourselves the truth.  “The Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in their report last month stated that in the first six months of 2022, we earned 1.6 trillion Naira but spent 4.7 trillion, thus incurring a deficit of 3.09 trillion. “There

CBN Spends N538.59m Disposing 1.51 Billion Dirty Naira Notes in 2020.

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Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor. The Central Bank of Nigeria said it disposed 1.51 billion pieces of banknotes worth N698.48 billion in 2020. This was disclosed in the recently released Annual Report 2020 as compiled by the CBN’s Currency Operations Department. In Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) destroys unfit banknotes on a regular basis under strict security and with the authorization of Section 18(d) of the CBN Act 2007, which mandates the destruction of currency notes and coins withdrawn from circulation under the provisions of Section 20(3) of the said Act or otherwise deemed unfit for use by the Bank. According to the CBN report, the bank sustained banknotes disposal operations in 2020 to ensure the circulation of clean ones. CBN stated: "At the end of December 2020, a total of 1.51 billion pieces (151,427 boxes) worth N698,593.29 million were disposed of, compared to 1.57 billion pieces (157,217 boxes) worth N814,437.60 million in 2019. The number of boxes and the

Flooding: Abia records 21 deaths, receives FG’s relief items.

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Executive Secretary of Abia State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr Sunday Jackson, says that the state has so far recorded 21 deaths from flooding in different communities. Jackson in Umuahia, said this on Friday that the distribution of relief materials to some victims by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). He said that Abia was one of the 32 states predicted by the Nigeria Hydrological Services to suffer high probable flood risk. He said that the disaster did not only claim 21 lives but ravaged many communities, farmlands and means of livelihood of the victims. According to him, the state recorded flooding in 16 of the 17 local government areas (LGAs). “We are believing that this assistance by the Federal Government will go a long way to cushion the effects of the disaster,”  Jackson  said.

Senator Abaribe Emerges Social Justice Senator of the Year.

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Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe The immediate past Senate minority leader, Senator  Enyinnaya Abaribe has emerged the Social Justice ‘Senator of the year. The Award according to the organisers; The Public Complaints Commission, during this year's Social Justice Conference and Awards; to identify and celebrate Social Justice Crusaders and Advocates. "To this end, the commission to maintain transparency  and reward the deserving put it through an online voting.  “The second and final stage of voting was concluded on October 24th 2022 and Senator Abaribe emerged as the SOCIAL JUSTICE SENATOR OF THE YEAR. "Amongst the reasons the people gave for voting him is that over the years, he has been a consistent voice of the voiceless". The Conference brought in all stakeholders from Public, Private and Civil Society to deliberate on topical issues ranging from security to justice, housing, education etc. The keynote speakers were Prof Chidi Odinkalu and Prof. Benjamin Zyla amongst ot

Jabi Lake mall shuts operations over security threats.

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The management of the Jabi Lake Mall in the Utako area of Abuja has shut down its operations on Thursday amid the threats to security in the Federal Capital Territory. In a post on the mall’s  Instagram page @jabilakemallnigeria, the management revealed that although it wasn’t its intention to disrupt activities, they had taken the decision for the safety of shoppers and staff of the establishment. They added that they were reviewing the security situation with relevant authorities and that the mall would be reopened as soon as possible. The post read “To all our valued shoppers, Jabi Lake Mall will be closed today, Thursday, October 27, 2022. This decision has been taken in the overall interest of the safety of all staff and customers of the mall. “Centre Management is committed to minimising any disruptions; however, the safety of our staff and shoppers remains our highest priority.  “Management is constantly reviewing the security situation in consultation with relevant security aut

70 years old man, arrested for housing kidnapped victims.

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The Enugu State Police Command has arrested a 70-year-old man, Titus Ekeh for providing accommodation used for keeping the kidnapped victims. The command also arrested a 35-year-old woman, Chinwe Okoro, who worked with a kidnap syndicate as a ransom receiver. The duo were among the nine suspected kidnappers arrested by the police in Igbokwube Village, Amalla community in Udenu Local Government Area and Nkwo Market Square in Ugwuaji community of Enugu South Local Government Area both in Enugu State. Operatives also rescued three kidnapped victims from the two locations in the state, while a manhunt had been launched for the other members of the kidnap gangs. The command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), said the syndicate in Udenu specialised in using social media to lure their victims with the promise of selling cheap clothes and bags to them. “Other suspects arrested include Okechi Chijioke, 29; Ugwu Christiana, 24; Ndidi Ekwueme, 27 and Nwabueze Friday, 26. A

Man dies after sex romp in Ondo.

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The Ondo State Police Command has said it has begun an investigation into the death of a man, who allegedly died after allegedly having a sex romp with a woman in a hotel in the state. It was gathered that the deceased, identified as Lanre died during a ‘marathon’ sexual intercourse with the woman at the hotel in Ondo town on Wednesday evening. The identity of the woman was unknown at the time of filing this report. A source said, “The woman raised the alarm after realising that the man collapsed after taking his bath after the sex romp at 9pm on Wednesday. Her noise attracted the manager of the hotel who later invited the police officers from the Enu-Owa Police Division to the scene.” The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, when contacted, said it was a case of sudden and unnatural death and the police had begun investigation. “It was a case of SUD (Sudden and Unnatural Death). We have commenced an investigation into the matter,” the PPRO stated. It was gath

Fmr President Jonathan sympathises with flood victims, calls for solidarity.

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has sympathised with victims of the ravaging floods across Nigeria. He calls charges citizens and humanitarian agencies to demonstrate solidarity with the victims while appealing for support. The ex-president expressed these in a statement posted to his verified Facebook page late Thursday. Jonathan, who visited some affected communities in Bayelsa State, including his Otuoke hometown, said it was “a depressing situation in many of the affected communities because of the magnitude of the flood and the disruption and destruction it has caused.” The statement read, “I sympathise with the victims of this year’s flood across many states of the federation who have lost loved ones and properties worth millions. The worsening humanitarian crisis in the affected states calls for urgent action and collaboration by all stakeholders. “I am touched by the dire situation in some of the affected states, especially my home State Bayelsa where almost all the local go