Thursday, 19 January 2017

PHOTOS: Lai Mohammed Wears Designer Shoes To Sambisa

This our minister sure knows how to rock designer shoes.

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday rocked Kanye West’s Yezzy Boost when he participated in a search sorties for missing Chibok girls in Sambisa forest.
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PHOTOS: Jim Iyke & Gambian President, Jammeh In 2014

Throwback photo of Nollywood actor Jim Iyke with Gambia's Yahya Jammeh In 2014.

This photo was taken in October 2014 when Jim Iyke attended Yahya Jammeh's 20th anniversary.
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PHOTOS: Communal Clash Renders Many Homeless In Ebonyi

Following a distress call from to NEMA officials over an attack at Izenyi, Ndieze, Minkum, Obeagu & Imeoheowa communities of Izzi LGA, Ebonyi State, a joint team of NEMA & EBSEMA visited the affected communities to ascertain the level of damages caused by the sect believed to be from neighbouring community of Cross River State which share boundary with Ebonyi State.

It was revealed that residential homes with household items and food items, farm land & economic trees, were destroyed and the affected people have fled from their homes to neighbouring communities for fears of more attack by the sect.

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I have made my green card “inoperable” – Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has said he is no longer part of the American society, as he has made his green card “inoperable” following the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S Presidential elections.
Soyinka said this during an interview with The Atlantic.

“I don’t have strong enough fingers to tear up a green card. As long as Trump is in charge, if I absolutely have to visit the United States, I prefer to go in the queue for a regular visa with others. I’m no longer part of the society, not even as a resident.

“I delivered myself from uncertainty, from discomfort, from internal turmoil,” he said.

The literary giant had vowed to tear his green card if Donald Trump wins the election.
Soyinka later said he would only promise when Trump is inaugurated as President.

“Why don’t we wait until Trump actually takes office? I’m just going about my normal commitments, but definitely not getting into any more commitments. Let’s put it that way for now,” Soyinka had said.
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We Cannot Allow the Naira to Float- Osinbajo

Months after it was announced that the Central Bank of Nigeria was floating the Naira, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the government cannot just allow the currency to float.

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Osinbajo made the remark while speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday. The VP said, “It is difficult to give a timing about currency movements as you can imagine, but what it is really is that what is the policy that is going to lead to that?.''

“We already have a foreign exchange policy. Now, that policy, that is the point I have been making all along, that stabilising that policy, ensuring that it works fully, is really what we are trying to get to, in our interactions with the central bank, which of course is independent.

“We are trying to get them to see that you need to implement this policy fully. Central bank of course has its own constraints; we have to be careful.

“We simply can’t allow the currency to float; we have to look at all of the market conditions and all of that. But really, the point we are making is that we must create the environment which will help the Central Bank as well.

“That will come from an increasing supply of dollars from oil exportation. Once we have more dollars, Central Bank obviously has more confidence in floating the currency.”
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"Capture Yahya Jammeh Alive Or Dead"- ECOWAS Issues Last Command

ECOWAS troops have been ordered to capture Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh alive or dead.

An ECOMOG military Commander, Maiga Mboro said “all the troops are already in place” and some not far from the Gambian border.

Already 11 pilots, 11 crew members and 80 “supporting troops” have been deployed close to the Gambian border
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Yahya Jammeh’s Lawyer Flees Gambia, Advises Him To Step Down

A lawyer who represented Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh in his attempt to overturn the results of last month presidential election at the Supreme Court has called on him to relinquish power in the interest of peace and love for Gambians.

Edward Anthony Gomez who fled the Gambia into neighbouring Senegal after mounting fear and rapidly increasing tension, said Mr Jammeh should accept that everything except God’s Kingdom, comes to an end and should not allow his legacy to be described as one where “pen of the sword dipped in innocent blood writes its history on the rough page of tyranny”.
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PHOTOS: Linda Ikeji's Sister, Laura & Kanu Nwankwo's Brother, Ogbonna Finally Wed

First photos from the court wedding of Laura Ikeji to Ogbonna Kanu. Wishing them all the best in their home. Linda, where art thou?
Laura is the sister of the celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji, while Ogonna is a brother of Nigeria's ace striker, Kanu Nwaknwo

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