President Buhari Appoints Board Members For Boundary Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of six distinguished Nigerians as board members for the National Boundary Commission (NBC).

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of six distinguished Nigerians as board members for the National Boundary Commission (NBC).

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made this known on Monday, while declaring open a one-day retreat organised by the Commission, for stakeholders in the management of Nigeria’s boundaries.

According to him, the appointees, representing the six geo-political zones of the country, will work closely with the ex-officio members of the Commission’s Board – Ministers, State Governors, Security Chiefs – as well as the management and staff members of the Commission.

“It is important that you work harmoniously, not only among yourselves as a Commission, but also with all external stakeholders.

“As a Commission whose mandate includes ensuring harmonious border relations, charity has to begin at home,’’ he advised.

“Who says you can’t have it all?” – Linda Ikeji confirms she’s getting Married!

Since it broke on Sunday that celebrity blogger Linda Ikejiis pregnant with a boy, the internet has not stopped talking about

Since it broke on Sunday that celebrity blogger Linda Ikejiis pregnant with a boy, the internet has not stopped talking about the wonderful news.

Musician Charly Boy shared his views on his Twitter page, letting us know that he had since advised her to get pregnant like she wishes, even when the prospect of a husband was not looking promising.

He wrote:

That Linda Ikeji is pregnant is no longer news, women are getting pregnant by the hour and some don’t even want the baby. Thank God she listened to my advice, to get pregnant and forget about marriage. You have done the right thing my girl. Your Mumu suppose Do.

Linda, however, replied the tweet, and what she has to say is an inspiration for us all.

“Who says you can’t have it all?” she wrote, sharing that she wanted marriage and children and that is exactly what she’s getting.

Nah. I want it all. Marriage and children and thankfully, that’s what I am getting! Yay! Who says you can’t have it all? God is amazing!

It had previously been reported that she got engaged, although she hadn’t confirmed it until now.

We’re so excited for her!

2019: Group Endorses Gov Dankwambo For President

A socio-political group, Rescue Nigeria Mission 2019, has endorsed the Gombe State governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, to run for

A socio-political group, Rescue Nigeria Mission 2019, has endorsed the Gombe State governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, to run for the office of the President in next year’s general elections.

The group’s national co-ordinator, Alhaji Umar Bappah Ahmed, in a press statement in Abuja on Monday, said given the current state of the nation, Dankwambo was best suited for the coveted office come 2019.

“After an intensive deliberation and wider consultation on the state of the nation, we have unanimously endorsed Gov. Dankwambo to become the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2019. Never in the history of Nigeria has there ever emerge a sincere, committed and dedicated leader like Alh. Hassan Dankwambo,” he said.

He added that before his emergence as governor of Gombe state, Dankwambo had demonstrated uncommon loyalty, humility, and respect for both the old and young generations of Nigerians, noting that he will transform the country of eventually elected.

“If he becomes the President, he will help the nation to consolidate the gains of democracy and transform Nigeria. We’re therefore soliciting the support of the good people of Nigeria for the sake of posterity,” the statement said.

The group went further to extol the virtues of Dankwambo, describing him as a man, who is devoid of ethnic, tribal or religious sentiments.

“Our main objective is to sensitise all segments of Nigerian youths and the general public on the imperative of good governance that will better the lives of every citizen and the country at large.

“We cannot achieve unity without abandoning our fear of unity, we cannot achieve our manifest destiny without achieving unity, without unity of purpose nothing in Nigeria can function with the requisite efficiency.

A good leader like Alh. Hassan Dankwambo has respect for rule law and regulation, maintains and develop skills knowledge and experience in himself and others. He is objective transparent accountable, fair and reasonably takes responsibilities for his own as well and others actions and acts with conviction while providing a clear direction and communicates efforts effectively. He is not tribalistic or sectional, he is not a religious bigot, he does not encourage nepotism rather a true nationalist and that is what the country needs at a time like this,” the group daid.

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Meet Prince Harry & Meghan’s Neighbours…

Princess Diana once compared living inside the walls of Kensington Palace to living in a prison. But in the last

Princess Diana once compared living inside the walls of Kensington Palace to living in a prison.

But in the last few years it's gained a new lease of life thanks to the young royals, and it now seems to be an appealing place for many of them to call home.

The Cambridge gang now live in a lavish home on the site, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be moving in next door after their wedding.

The couple lived in the small two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage, but they are due to be upgraded to Apartment 1 after their wedding.

It's the second biggest on the site, and work is already underway to get the lavish 21-room wing all ready for them. But the Cambridges won't be their only royal neighbours, as Kensington Palace is full of members of the royal family – 15 to be exact.

Take a look at all Harry and Meghan's neighbours.

The Cambridges – Apartment 1A

Wills, Kate, George, Charlotte, baby Louis and Lupo the dog now live in the biggest home on the site – Apartment 1A.

It boasts six-bedrooms and was once home to Princess Margaret.

After their wedding Kate and Wills spent £4.5million doing it up.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank – Ivy Cottage

The engaged couple are the newbies in KP, having moved in just last month.

They live in Ivy Cottage, which is just around the back from Harry and Meghan's current home.

Eugenie is Prince Harry's cousin, and they're said to be good pals who enjoyed partying together.

The couple will marry in St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, the same venue as Harry and Meghan, in October.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester – Apartment 1 (for now)

Prince Richard, the Queen's cousin, currently lives in Apartment 1 however he's about to be booted out to make room for Harry and Meghan.

The couple's children have now all grown up and flown the nest, so they've agreed to move out so the new couple can have more space.

According to the Daily Mail, they're moving into the Queen's private secretary Sir Christopher Geidt's old apartment.

It's a lot smaller, but apparently they don't mind...

The Duke and Duchess of Kent – Wren House

Prince Edward is also the Queen's cousin and he lives in an apartment with his wife Katharine.

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent – Apartment 10

Michael is another of the Queen's cousins, but their living situation caused a bit of controversy back in 2001 when it was discovered the couple were paying peanuts to live in KP.

They had a seven-bedroom home with nine-reception rooms but were paying just £67-a-week in rent, reports the Telegraph .

After the scandal the Queen decided to start charging her family the market rate for their palace homes.

Bola Shagaya Loses Bid To Recover N1.9 Billion Seized By Buhari Government

A Federal high court in Lagos, South West Nigeria on Thursday, May 17, 2018, dismissed a suit filed by Hajiya

A Federal high court in Lagos, South West Nigeria on Thursday, May 17, 2018, dismissed a suit filed by Hajiya Bola Shagaya, a Nigerian businesswoman, against the Federal Government, urging the court to set aside an order of the court freezing her account suspected to be containing N1.9 billion realised from unlawful activities.

Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, the presiding judge, in her verdict did not only declare the order made by her learned brother, Justice Muslim Hassan  in freezing the account of the businesswoman as being valid but also declare that Bola Shagaya’s suit before her to vacate the said order as an abuse of court process, as she could not sit as an appellate court to vacate the order of the same concurrent jurisdiction.

Shagaya, had in a suit filed before Oguntoyinbo urge the court to set aside the order made by another judge of the Federal High Court, Lagos, Justice Muslim Hassan  freezing her bank accounts at Unity Bank Plc, but the Federal Government contended that the accounts in contention were used by the businesswoman to launder billions of naira for former First Lady, Mrs. Dame Patience Jonathan.

In an affidavit sworn to by  a litigation officer, Sulaiman Ali and filed before the court by a Lagos lawyer, Napoleon Emeaso-Nwachukwu, the deponent averred that sometimes in the month of October and November 2016, Shagaya issued several payment instructions to her bank, Unity Bank Plc in respect of third party transactions, but that to the applicant’s chagrin, the said payment instructions were declined by her bank, in spite of the fact that the applicant had enough money standing to her credit with her bank to cover the payment instructions prior to issuing the instructions.

Upon inquiry, the bank intimated the applicant that it received a letter from the Federal Government directing it to place a Post No Debit on her account with it.

Thereafter, the applicant instituted a suit at the High Court of Lagos State against Unity Bank Plc, but in its defence,  the bank annexed a copy of a court order to the court process it filed to justify its refusal to honour the numerous payments instructions issued by the applicant.

Sulaiman averred further that the ex-parte order of the court attaching the applicant’s property made pending the determination of an investigation and possible prosecution of the applicant was devoid of a definite time frame and capable of lasting in perpetuity.

There is no criminal suit pending against the applicant in any court of law anywhere prior to, or after the ex- parte order now sought to be set aside was made.

Consequently, the applicant contended that it would be the interest of justice for the court to set aside the order.

However, in a counter affidavit sworn to by an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Musbahu Abubakar, and filed before the court by EFCC’s legal officer, Idris Mohammed, the deponent averred that EFCC received a cogent, direct and positive intelligence of a case of conspiracy, unlawful enrichment and money laundering against the applicant, that the applicant was making suspicious deposits into the accounts subject matter of investigation.

The fund of the unlawful activities were paid into a front organisation account called “Women for Change Initiative” for the benefit of the former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.

The applicant, through her alleged fraudulent activities in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC  influenced the fraudulent allocation of Dual Purpose Kerosene DPK  to Index Petrolube Africa limited with the aid of the former first lady.

As a result of these fraudulent activities, the applicant was paid “FOUNDER FEES” In the total sum of N3,305,150,000 by Indexo Petrolube Africa limited and its sister company, Autodex Nigeria Limited both owned by Hon.Ezeani ThankGod for the fraudulent facilitation of Dual Purpose Kerosene DPK to his company, Index Petrolube Africa Limited.

Based on the above, the applicant paid a cumulative sum of N1,212,000,000. to the former first lady, Patience Jonathan through her account ‘Women for Change Initiative’ account domiciled in Diamond bank in which the former first lady was sole signatory.

The  sum of  N1,902,673,399.93, remaining balance from the aforementioned proceeds of the unlawful activities, was warehoused in the personal accounts of the applicant domiciled in Unity Bank.

EFCC invited Billy Okoye, the Executive Director, Commercial of the Nigerian Petroleum Marketing Company NPMC, a subsidiary of NNPC who stated that he did not know anything about the founder ‘s fee and that he never heard of it until confronted by the EFCC.

It was further averred that whenever Hon. Ezeani ThankGod made fraudulent deposits into the account of Shagaya through his companies, Index Petrolube Africa Limited and Autodex Nigeria Limited, Shagaya would thereafter transfer particular sum to the account of the former first lady through the ‘Women for Change Initiatives’ in Diamond bank.

The applicant was alleged to have been using three accounts numbers, 0003261118, 0025111493, 0025092589 domiciled in Unity Bank Plc respectively to warehouse and harbour the suspected proceeds of the alleged crime.

In view of the above, the respondent applied to the court by ex -parte application for an order of interim attachment before a Federal High Court in Lagos, and the presiding judge, in his wisdom after hearing the respondent’s application and reading the originating summons granted an interim order on 29 December, 2016 against the applicant’s accounts domiciled in the Unity Bank, pending the determination of the investigation and possible prosecution.

Investigation further revealed that the funds transferred to Dame Patience Jonathan were parts of the funds paid to her for facilitating allocation of DPK to Index Petrolube Africa company.

The applicant was alleged to have refused to honour EFCC’s invitation to enable the anti-graft agency confront her with its findings of investigation.

Consequently, the respondent urged the court to refuse the application and dismiss same as the application was not only frivolous, but an abuse of court process, and time wasting.

After the adoption of the written addresses of the two parties, justice  Oguntoyinbo adjourned till Thursday till for judgement.

Oguntoyinbo, while berating the applicant after citing plethora of authorities said “it could had been neater for the applicant to have filed a motion on notice before Justice Hassan before whom the suit to freeze her account was pending since he was the one abreast  with the fact of the case instead of filing another suit or better still to file appeal against the order of the court, more so she did not controvert nearly all the averment of EFCC, especially as the anti-graft agency stated that she did honour its invitation sent to her to come to their office for interview.”

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Lagos Gov’t Rescues 24 Children From Illegal Orphanage Home (PHOTO)

The Lagos State Government on Monday, May 14, 2018, shut down another illegal orphanage home, Pro Labore Der (labour for

The Lagos State Government on Monday, May 14, 2018, shut down another illegal orphanage home, Pro Labore Der (labour for God) in Badagry area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria and rescued 24 children.

Officials of the Ministry of Youth and Social Development stormed the orphanage home at Gbetewo Village in Olorunda Local Council Development Area of Badagry and shut it for operating without approval.

The existence of the illegal home came to the notice of the Research Department of Ministry through a distress call which detailed the activities of the home to enforcement officers of the government who swung into action to carry out the rescue operation.

While the operator of the home absconded at arrival of government rescue team, children rescued during the operation were within the ages of four months and a pregnant 17-year old girl.

Agboola Dabiri, a Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, said the State was not going back on its words to make all illegal homes non-existence, stating that the children’s right was a priority to be protected.

Dabiri expressed grievances at uncertainty surrounding the general well-being of children in illegal homes, reiterating that unregistered homes had been given an ultimatum to register under government, as failure to comply meant automatic closure and charging operators to court.

“For no reason should children be deprived of their rights. Adequate care, feeding, shelter, clothing, and healthcare is their right. We are not against adoption, but patronage of illegal orphanage is a crime,” he warned.

He debunked believes that churches and mosques were eligible to register homes, saying religious organizations had no right to certify and authorize the operation of homes in the State.

“It is fine for churches, mosques to own orphanage homes. We are not against that, but they do not have the right to give licences or authorize the operation of a home. Only the Ministry has the mandate of regulating and authorizing operation of homes. No rest for illegal homes, nobody should hide behind religious organizations,” he said.

The Commissioner urged landlords in the State not to accommodate anyone seeking shelter in their houses, but must be aware of activities of their tenants to avoid harbouring criminals.

While commending the traditional chief of Gbetewo, Gabriel Babatunde Mehoto who was instrumental in the rescue, Dabiri called on members of the public to support government in its course to achieve a better and safer society.

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Winning! BWL Agency awarded The Gold SABRE Award for Public Relations campaigns in Western Africa

L_R Paul Holmes (Founder Holmes Report and Sabre Awards)_ Mr.Yomi Badejo Okusanya (President, African Public Relations Association) BWL Agency, founded

L_R Paul Holmes (Founder Holmes Report and Sabre Awards)_ Mr.Yomi Badejo Okusanya (President, African Public Relations Association)

BWL Agency, founded by 30-year-old Ronke BamIsedun have surfaced as winners of The Gold SABRE Award for Public Relations campaigns in Western Africa and have been awarded two certificates of excellence in two categories. They were also shortlisted alongside some of the largest brands and agencies in the world for The Platinum SABRE Award for Best in show, the highest category of the award.

BWL is a strategic brand development company composed of a team of young, hard-working, bold communication consultants who build brands and help them deliver compelling campaigns that cut through the noise. An exclusive affiliate of top global communications agency Grayling. Their unique disruptive campaign for Jameson Connects Nigeria secured them The Gold SABRE Awards and The Platinum SABRE Award shortlist, whilst the fun curiosity led Follw The Swift campaign for Martell Cognac earned them certificates of excellence in the practice area categories: Marketing to consumers (new product) and Food and beverage.

The SABRE (Superior Achievement in Branding, Reputation & Engagement) Awards is the world’s biggest Public Relations Awards Program, dedicated to benchmarking the best PR work from across the globe. The award ceremony took place on Thursday May 10th in Gaborone, Botswana. The gala dinner was part of the African Public Relations Association’s annual conference.

Present to receive the award and certificates of Excellence at the gala dinner, was Ronke Bamisedun Founder of BWL and a member of the elite 2018 class of Forbes 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa under 30 says “We are ecstatic and humbled with our Gold SABRE Award and Excellence Certificates. This amazing accomplishment has been a great positive reinforcement for my team and I, further emphasizing BWL as a company, albeit small, that can transcend borders, disciplines and compete with the largest PR firms in the world”.

BWL have also been shortlisted as finalists for the Upcoming SABRE EMEA, nominated for The Gold SABRE AWARD under the geographical category of Africa. The 2018 EMEA SABRE Awards shortlist was selected from over 2,500 global entries. The competition recognizes “Superior Achievement in Branding, Reputation and Engagement”. The winner of this award will be announced on Saturday May 23rd at the annual awards dinner in Amsterdam.

 

OnePlus explains why the 6 doesn’t have wireless charging

“We don’t really feel the need to add wireless charging. We’re not going to add a feature just for the

“We don't really feel the need to add wireless charging. We're not going to add a feature just for the sake of it,” said OnePlus officials when asked about the OnePlus 6. Apparently, having to buy a wireless charger separately is considered a barrier to entry, another strike against including the feature. And of course, the company points to the increased complexity (and price) of adding support for wireless charging.

For many this is a non-issue. Dash Charge is just insanely fast and you can top off your phone for a few minutes in the morning and not worry about the battery for the rest of the day. Compared to that, even “fast” wireless charging is pretty slow.

Plus, the glass back makes antenna placement easier so you get strong signal. The OnePlus 6 is the company’s first phone to support gigabit LTE.

While OnePlus talks about how tough Gorilla Glass 5 is, the reality is that it’s more prone to major damage than the metal backs of previous phones. And we’ve seen aftermarket Qi charging coils, they are neither complicated nor expensive.

At the end of the day, however, we have to believe that OnePlus knows what its fans want better than we do. After all, Carl Pei and Pete Lau, the company’s co-founders, drop by the OnePlus forums often enough. And if the backlash proves too strong, the OnePlus 6T will be an opportunity to either add wireless charging or change the back before the year is over.

Cute Photos Of Ubi Franklin’s Daughter, Zaneta

Her proud dad, Ubi Franklin shared the above photos on his IG page. He wrote; One of the reasons I


Her proud dad, Ubi Franklin shared the above photos on his IG page. He wrote; One of the reasons I will never give up the fight ❤️❤️ My Daughter My Love zeeemama. She is such a cutie.....

Exquisite Official Photos Of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Wedding

The official photos from the royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are out. The photos consist of the lovely

The official photos from the royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are out.

The photos consist of the lovely bride and groom with the royal family and her mother.

The photos are lovely and they speak of what really matters, simplicity and family.

Read: Watch The Romantic Moment As Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Exchange Vows

The photos are by Alexi Lubomirski.

See more photos below.

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