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If you give Nigerians good roads, railway, stable power they will be happy – Buhari

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Daura, Katsina State said that all mismanaged and misappropriated national assets recovered will be sold off and proceeds paid to the treasury for the benefit of the country. President Buhari who gave the assurance when he received representatives of social groups in Daura Emirate said his administration will continue to pursue a robust, effective and legitimate anti-corruption campaign that safeguards the treasury and commonwealth of all Nigerians. The President in a statement signed by one of his spokesmen, Malam Garba Shehu said he would not allow a repeat of what happened in the 1980s when buildings and other ill-gotten property seized by his military administration were returned to corrupt officia...

IBB urges FRSC to be dynamic, brace up for modern challenges

Minna – As the FRSC marks 30 years of its existence, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), Nigeria’s former military leader, has urged the outfit to be dynamic and brace up for challenges posed by new technologies. Former military head of state, General Ibrahim Babangida “The FRSC must brace up for modern challenges; it must remain faithful to its founding principles and strive to meet the needs and expectations of an increasingly sophisticated public,” Babangida said in a statement on Monday in Minna. While congratulating the corps for remaining relevant 30 years after his government established it, he urged its leadership and staff to rededicate themselves to the service of the nation so as to reduce road accidents to the barest minimum. He said that adapting to modern chall...

Air Peace lands in Freetown, Banjul, Dakar

Banjul – The Chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, says seamless air connectivity is pivotal to the socio-economic development of countries within the Economic Community For West African States (ECOWAS) sub-region. Air Peace Onyema made the assertion on Monday during the airline’s inaugural flight operations to Freetown , Sierra Leone ; Banjul, The Gambia; and Dakar in Senegal. He said the airline was committed to unlocking the economies of Africa, offering air travelers on business and leisure trips seamless connectivity, as well as creating jobs for the people. “The launch of our Freetown, Banjul and Dakar services today brings our regional network to four routes and a total of 16 domestic and West Coast destinations with more than 80 daily flights. “In the next fe...

Twitter Isn’t Impressed With Blac Chyna’s Sex Tape

Twitter – Another day, another scandal. This time, Blac Chyna is feeling the wrath of Twitter after a NSFW clip featuring the reality television star leaked Monday morning (February 19). As soon as it hit the internet, Twitter began berating Chyna for her, um, performance. Shortly after the clip was released, Chyna’s attorney Lisa Bloom tweeted, “Revenge porn — posting explicit images without the consent of everyone in those images — is a crime, a civil wrong, and a form of domestic abuse.” Revenge porn — posting explicit images without the consent of everyone in those images — is a crime, a civil wrong, and a form of domestic abuse.It’s also a way to try to slut shame women for being sexual.Girls have killed themselves over revenge porn.It’s not a joke. — Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloo...

YG Unveils Title Of Next Album

YG turned his NBA All-Star Weekend festivities into an album announcement. During The Boogie Festival, an all-day event in Los Angeles that was partially streamed on TIDAL, the creator of “FDT” told the audience at home and in attendance that his next album would be titled Stay Dangerous. “Listen, I got a public service announcement and then I got one more muthafuckin’ song,” YG said. “If y’all one of my real friends, y’all gonna be real muthafuckin’ happy about this shit. It’s been a long time coming. My muthafuckin’ new album on the muthafuckin’ way, Stay Dangerous, god dammit. Y’all the first ones to hear that shit.” YG’s album revelation comes just a few days after he dropped his first single of 2018, “Suu Whoop.” Prior to its release, the Compton MC’s musical output came in the form a...

Big Daddy Kane Proves Why He’s The “Smooth Operator” With NPR Tiny Desk Concert

New York, NY – Big Daddy Kane was the latest guest on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series, where the Hip Hop great ran through renditions of “Smooth Operator,” “Ain’t No Half Steppin’,” and “Raw.” Backed by a sax, keyboard, bass and drums, the Juice Crew alum delivered his polished rhymes with the same swagger we’ve come to expect. “It’s that intimate jazz club feel,” BDK tells HipHopDX of the performance. “You get to see everyone’s faces and party with them as opposed to standing over them.” Elsewhere in the performance, Dark Gable also delivered an impromptu freestyle and touched on the divisiveness in rap during an interlude. Kane started carving out his legacy in 1988 with Long Live The Kane and followed up with It’s A Big Daddy Thing in 1989. Although he hasn’t released a proper solo album...

Toni Braxton Teases Engagement To Birdman

Birdman and Toni Braxton might be ready to tie the knot. Months after Braxton’s sister Tamar sparked rumors of the couple eloping, the Grammy-winning singer addressed the situation in a preview for the upcoming season of WE TV’s Braxton Family Values. In the clip, Braxton announces she’s engaged and shows off a new ring to her family. She and Birdman have been romantically linked since 2016 but have often been coy about discussing their relationship. Their lives may change, but the sisterhood remains the same. #BFV is back in March! pic.twitter.com/BESPKSKxvk — #BFV (@BFV_WEtv) February 18, 2018 This reality TV teaser has popped up just a few weeks after Braxton denied being married to Birdman in an interview with Angie Martinez. During the January appearance on Martinez’s Power 105 radio ...

U.K. Promises Not to Torch EU Regulation in Post-Brexit Britain

Brexit Secretary David Davis will reassure the European Union that the U.K. won’t try to undercut the bloc by tearing up regulations after the split, making the case for mutual trust between regulators on each side. “Mutual recognition” of regulatory standards should continue after the divorce, Davis will say in a speech in Vienna on Tuesday. Cars manufactured and approved for sale on one side of the channel should still be approved for sale on the other, according to excerpts released by his office. “A crucial part of any such agreement is the ability for both sides to trust each other’s regulations and the institutions that enforce them.” Davis will say. “Such mutual recognition will naturally require close, even-handed cooperation between these authorities and a common set of principles...

Job prospects in ALSCON thrill A’Ibom youths

By Chioma Onuegbu EKET – YOUTHS  of Ikot Abasi Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, are excited at the projections of fresh job opportunities, following the plan by the Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria, (ALSCON), located in the area, to commence full operations after Russian Aluminium Company, RUSAL and BFIG settled their contentious bid controversy out of court. unemployment FG resolves BFIG, RUSAL court battle NDV  learned that the process to privatise ALSCON started since 2001, but the highest bidder, BFIG, in2004, dragged the Bureau of Public Enterprise, BPE and RUSAL to court. It was gathered that the Federal Government subsequently gave RUSAL, the second highest bidder, a go-ahead after BFIG failed to pay the money it offered to take over the company. Imme...

‘Star Wars’ Doc Goes Behind the Scenes of Skywalker Sound

Star Wars fans’ ears are in for a treat. In the upcoming documentary The Force of Sound, ABC News pays a visit to the nerd Mecca, Skywalker Ranch, to talk to some of those who worked on The Last Jedi’s amazing sci-fi noises. “It’s been kind of a passion project for me,” ABC News’ Clayton Sandell says. “I love Star Wars, but I really love the behind-the-scenes aspect and talking to the creative people that make it all happen.” Sandell and crew pull the curtain back on the sound design of Last Jedi by going inside Skywalker Sound to meet the team behind it in the 30-minute doc. The crew interviewed writer-director Rian Johnson, along with supervising sound editor Matt Wood and sound designer Ren Klyce, who are Oscar-nominated for their work on the fi...

Gabriella Papadakis, French Ice Dancer, Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction at Olympics

The first notes of Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You” had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned. The French ice dancer’s glittering emerald costume at the Olympics had come unhooked at the neckline, and later in the routine her left breast was exposed live on television. When the clasp became unhooked, the 22-year-old Papadakis was more worried about holding up her outfit than making sure her twizzles and rhumba were in sync. Her swinging short program with partner Guillaume Cizeron at the Pyeongchang Olympics threatened to go down in history alongside Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunction during her halftime performance at the Super Bowl. “I felt it ri...

4 Interesting Things That Happened In The Last 24 Hours At The BB Naija 2018 House

Over the last 24 hours, there a lot happened in the BB Naija house, both the seen actions and under the scene actions. These events have been getting people to talk, from the disqualification to the early morning sex, Ahneeka’s quiet time and more. We are rounding up the the best 4 of the last 24 hours. Read: Khloe And K.Brule Disqualified From Big Brother Naija 2018 It is still painful for most people who had to say an untimely goodbye to the loudest pair in the house, K-Square. What was a simple provocation turned into a heated argument and these caught the attention of Big Brother who has specifically warned against such. Big Brother ended up giving the pair two strikes each which made a total of three. That led to the immediate disqualification of the housemates. Read: BB Naija 2018: H...