Monday, 20 February 2017

Corp Members Will No Longer Be Sent To Troubled Areas - NYSC


The Zamfara State Coordinator of the National Youths Service Corps, Hajiya Rahmatu Sanda, says NYSC will not send corps members to “troubled areas” in the state.

Sanda said in Gusau that one of the major concerns of the NYSC was to protect corps members.
She said, 

“We don’t send corps members to those areas with security implications. We only send them to those areas where there is no security challenge.”

According to NAN, she commended security agencies in the state for their support and cooperation, particularly in the areas of security coverage.

Sanda said that in spite of the security challenges in the state, “we have not recorded any problem or casualty to any of our corps members”.

She urged serving corps members in the state to be security conscious, cooperate with security agencies and report any security situation to them for immediate action.

Sanda also urged them to always cooperate and respect the culture, values and religion of their respective host communities.
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VIDEO: Thin Tall Tony’s Reply When Bisola Asked If He’s Married



Nigerians keeping up with the reality TV how, Big Brother Naija are in a hyped up mood following the latest happenings in the house.

Recall that Gifty had been evicted from the house over the weekend following her jibe at Banky W and Falz, both Nigerian well known artistes

However, the recent controversy was sparked after Thin Tall Tony who has been revealed to be married with children before the reality TV show lied to his housemate and partner, Bisola.

Thin Tall Tony was captured on camera denying his family to Bisola with whom he had a sexual romp some days ago.


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Britney Spears Goes Topless In New Photo


She is a 35-year old mom of two with such incredible body. Wow!!!
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Port Harcourt based pastor places curse on sponsors of BBNaija

   

Port Harcourt based pastor places curse on sponsors of Big Brother Nigeria







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Bureau De Change Outlets Run Out Of Dollars


Air passengers were thrown into confusion at the weekend when Bureau de Change (BDC) outlets at international airports nationwide declared foreign exchange, especially dollar, out of stock.

Notable BDCs like Travelex, Sulah, Bossy Clean Exchange and Ibro Resources that had often sold at about N400 to a dollar, all declared “no dollar” to all outbound passengers.

Intending passengers travelling on business trips were forced to devise alternative means to go on with their travel plans or simply returned home after loitering around the unyielding BDCs.

Travel agents, who blamed the BDCs for hoarding, were worried about the development, describing it as “killing” to the air travel business and loss of revenue to parties concerned.
A visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, yesterday revealed that though the BDCs were open to customers, none of them was ready to sell. Electronic boards indicated “we buy N398 to $1” and “sell for N400 to $1.” Except for Travelex that boldly pasted: “Sorry, we are out of stock”, others merely turned back travellers with “no dollar” response.

An official of Sulah BDC told The Guardian that they had no dollar to sell because “people have failed to sell to us.”

A Dubai-bound passenger, Elizabeth, said the BDCs had often been the most reliable source for travellers to get dollar and at comparatively good rate, but was surprised to find them with no stock since last week.

She said: “I’ve been searching for a dollar equivalent of just N4 million since last week. I was actually prepared to travel only to find that there was no dollar anywhere. Ordinarily, Travelex would still have given $1000 if you can prove that you are travelling and go on to buy from others at higher rates. This time, none of them wanted to sell a cent. It is so pathetic.”

Meanwhile, on the streets and outside the airport, mobile BDCs otherwise called mallams were selling in trickles of $100 at N510 to N550.



Eniola Adesanya, who is bound for United States, had to do “trade by barter” with some overseas-based family members planning to send some money to their relatives in Nigeria.

Adesanya told The Guardian that the method was her saving grace. “I had to start calling them to ask if they plan to send money to Nigeria. It is like giving them a loan, which I have paid to their relatives here. So, they will give me a refund in dollar in the United States.

“It was through the same means that I bought a ticket from the U.S. There is no dollar here and the airline is not accepting naira for purchase. My method is funny, but otherwise I would still not be able to travel, as the visa will soon expire. It is so crazy around here. May God have mercy,” she said.
The President of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA), Bernard Bankole, blamed the situation on artificial scarcity that should not have happened in an ideal setting.

According to Bankole, “There is no reason for this scarcity because the official rate has not moved and the rate we get tickets has not gone up either. The official rate is still at N305 or N306 and the black market is doing at N520 to N525. But the round tripping has increased. So, people are envisaging that there may be devaluation so that they can make more money. That is the unfortunate situation.

“The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is holding the country to ransom, and it is a shame. I believe if they have lost how to manage their forex policy, they should just resign and go away, rather than put the whole nation to shame. Because that is exactly what we are seeing now,” he said.
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55 year-old man rapes 13-year-old girl hawking cheese cake


A 55-year-old man, Garba Ali, was on Monday arraigned in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping a teenager.

The accused, a trader, who resides at 6, Adeniyi Kayode St., Ilupeju, a suburb of Lagos, was docked on a three-count charge of rape, sexual assault and breach of peace.
The prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the offences were committed on Feb. 11 at the residence of the accused.


Ogu said that the victim, a 13-year-old girl, was hawking cheese cake after school hours when the accused called her.
“The accused bought N50 cheese cake from her and told her to come back for her money.
“On her return, the accused lured her to his room and sexually molested her,” he said.

Ogu added that the victim cried all the way back to her house and told her mother what the accused did.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 166(b), 244 and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till March 13, pending issuance of legal advice by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
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PHOTOS: PDP Governors Meet At Governor Fayose's Lodge in Ekiti

The embattled faction of Senator Ahmed Makarfi has re-scheduled his meeting to Ekiti lodge due to a barricade mounted on the International conference centre, Abuja by men of the Nigerian Police Force.

The spokesman for the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye accused the party's embattled national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of conniving in order to kill the PDP..

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PHOTOS: House Committee on Environment Holds Special Valedictory Session For Amina Mohammed

Special Valedictory Session by House Committee on Environment in honor of out-going Environment Mininster Amina J Mohammed.
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