File photo: Dino Melaye
The senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye says he stands by his position on the invitation to appear before the police only in Abuja, as he believes his safety cannot be guaranteed in Kogi state.
He made the comments in a letter written by his lawyer on Saturday.
The senator also referred to a letter which the lawyer had written to the Inspector General of Police on March 21, in which he outlined several steps taken by the police command in Kogi state which appear to indicate that the senator’s life would be in danger.
In the letter, the lawyer made an appeal to the police boss to intervene and allow the senator submit himself to the police in Abuja.
His comments come shortly after the Police gave a final warning to the senator, noting that the command would obtain an arrest warrant and declare him wanted if he failed to show up on March 28.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood accused Melaye of failing to honour several invitations.
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The model turned mogul confirmed the split during an interview with “Big Boy’s Neighborhood” on REAL 92.3. Amber Rose and 21 Savage have gone their separate ways.Rap-Up reports that Rose has confirmed the reports that she has broken up with the Atlanta rapper.ALSO READ: Are Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose ready to kiss and make up?However, according to the reports, a reconciliation is very possible.The model turned mogul said this during an interview with “Big Boy’s Neighborhood” on REAL 92.3. “I love him, I really love him, and I miss him, I think about him every day,” she said. “I can’t say that I’m single because, in my heart, I still love him. For me to say, I’m single means I want to go out and find something else like I’m ready to mingle, and I’m not. My heart is still with him, so hopefully, we can work it out. If we can’t, the love is still there. Hopefully, we’ll be able to be friends.”Rose described the separation as a “rough patch,” making it clear that she hopes for a reconciliation.She added: “It’s just so fresh.We’re having a rough patch, I guess you would say. It’s still very fresh. I can never sit up here and say I’m single [because] I don’t feel single. I was just with him, and I still love him.”Amber Rose shuts down break-up rumours with 21 SavageEarlier this month, Amber Rose denied all the break-up rumours concerning her relationship with 21 Savage,calling them mere speculations.It would be recalled that there were speculations that the eight months relationship had hit the rocks following the couple’s unusual move by unfollowing each other on Instagram and they both wiped off their photos on each other’s Instagram feed. According to the mother of one, while granting an exclusive interview with Shadesroom, they are still together.ALSO READ: “Kardashians, Kanye West are not relevant to my life” – model fires”We’re still together, I just unfollowed over 100 people though, His unfollow was on accident—It’s back up now,” she explained. When asked why she deleted all his photos from her page, she explained that it was due to the unwanted attention 21 Savage was getting.”Everybody was going in on my baby and I didn’t like that,” she said. Well even though these excuses do not really sound convincing, let’s just hope this isn’t another celebrity relationship waiting to hit the rocks.
Michael Evangelou wrote “Girls’ trip” to send to himself as a reminder that he had an upcoming event. However, the message ended up with Lina Dahlbeck who also replied: “Hi! Girls’ trip? Who’s this please? I’m guessing this was intended for another Lina.” A 44-yearold car salesman from Colliers Wood in south London wrote a WhatsApp message he had intended to send to his own number, but mistakenly sent it to an unknown number. Now, he is married to 37-year-old Lina Dahlbeck from Morden, South London three months after that dramatic coincidence.Finding a life partner is one of the hardest tasks in this 21 century, but some people get it just on a silver platter. Michael Evangelou wrote “Girls’ trip” to send to himself as a reminder that he had an upcoming event. However, the message ended up with Lina Dahlbeck who also replied: “Hi! Girls’ trip? Who’s this please? I’m guessing this was intended for another Lina.”That was the beginning of what has now become a family. They became friends and proceeded with their conversations and scheduled a meeting.READ MORE: Paraglider gets stuck in-between trees 70 feet above groundAfter that meeting they found each other pleasing and agreed to take their friendship to a higher height. After the marriage, Michael Evangelou is quoted as having said: “It’s certainly a crazy way to meet someone. Everything snowballed but in a good way. She’s the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with.”The obviously excited Lina could not hide her joy. She said: “If someone told me I would meet my future husband when he sent me a text out of the blue, I would never have believed them. People are astonished every time I tell them how we met.“Some of my friends have even started sending WhatsApp messages to random numbers in the hope of finding romance.
NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office (CFO), on Saturday in Abuja, also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 32 to 38 and 18 to 24 degrees Celsius, respectively. The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted partly cloudy to cloudy weather conditions over the Central States of the country on Sunday morning.NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office (CFO), on Saturday in Abuja, also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 32 to 38 and 18 to 24 degrees Celsius, respectively.It added that there were chances of localised thunderstorms and cloudy conditions over Bida, Ilorin, Kogi, Jalingo, Ibi and Obudu in the afternoon and evening period.The agency predicted that the Southern States would experience cloudy morning with chances of localised thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours with day and night temperatures of 30 to 37 and 22 to 26 degrees Celsius, respectively.According to NiMet, Northern States will experience dust haze condition with visibility range of one to three kilometres and localised visibility of less or equal to 1000m over few cities during the forecast period.“Northern states will also have day and night temperatures in the ranges of 37 to 42 and 22 to 26 degrees Celsius, respectively.“Dust haze conditions are expected over the Northern cities, while there are prospects of localized thunderstorms activities over some parts of Central and Southern states within the next 24 hours,” NiMet predicted.
The DMW Boss shared a photo of himself and his girlfriend, seated in a private jet with friends around them, today, Saturday, March 24, 2018. Davido jets out with girlfriend, Choima Avril, in what he describes as a “take bae to work” day.The music star and DMW Boss shared a photo of himself and his girlfriend, seated in a private jet with friends around them, today, Saturday, March 24, 2018.ALSO READ: Check out photo of singer with girlfriend at his concert in LondonSee the post below: Davido spotted with Chioma at 30 Billion ConcertThe love story between Davido and his girlfriend, Chioma might just be one fairy tale as they release cute photos they shared in London.Davido who was in the UK for the London edition of the #30BillionConcert, was spotted with Chioma Avril and it was clear that they are having a swell time. The beautiful Chioma can be said to be in London to show her man so much love and care while he thrills his fans to amazing music.Earlier, a photo of the couple went viral and you can see Davido all loved up as he poses for the camera with Chioma. The very cute photo got a sweet caption “Best Friend.” We cant ignore how happy these guys look together in the photo.Davido and his heartthrobThe “FIA” singer has been very vocal about his feelings for his girlfriend, Choima. Recall that the relationship between Davido and Chioma started off as mere speculations however, Davido’s continuous show of affection and display of love on his Snapchat for Chioma has been made them a hit. Davido took their relationship a step further when back in January 2018, he took Chioma along with him to a family event at Ede, Osun state where the couple were spotted together at the event and sitting beside each other.ALSO READ: Take a look at all the women involved in Davido’s lifeDavido is already a father of two beautiful daughters and doesn’t fail to show that he loves his girls. From bringing his first daughter, Imade to stage at his #30BillionConcert in Lagos to showing them off on his Snapchat.Davido welcomed his second daughter, Hailey in 2017 with his then-girlfriend, Amanda May 9, 2017.
The Police chief said this is to provide students and parents with sense of security to pursue their studies and realise their dreams. The Inspector General of Police (IG-P) Ibrahim Idris on Saturday directed a 24-hour police surveillance to provide security in schools across Yobe. He stated this when addressing students of Government Girls Secondary School, Damaturu, Yobe.The Police chief said this is to provide students and parents with sense of security to pursue their studies and realise their dreams.“We will deploy additional policemen to the schools to see to your welfare, safety and security.“They will be here 24 hours and I want you to cooperate with them, give them information on strange faces and movements for maximum security,” he said.The IG-P donated 10 bags of rice and a bull to the students.Idris later told journalists that his visit to the liberated areas was to put appropriate measures in preparation for the total withdrawal of the military.He said the police was partnering with traditional rulers and other stakeholders to provide the police and other security agencies with useful information “to move timely and curtail excesses of the miscreants”.
The Returning Officer, Mr Olusola Ibikunle, said that Jimoh polled 2,208 votes to defeat her opponent from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 343 votes. Mrs Khadijat Jimoh, the Candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogunoloko Ward B Councillorship by-election in Oshodi Isolo Local Government, Lagos State was on Saturday declared the winner of the poll.The Returning Officer, Mr Olusola Ibikunle, said that Jimoh polled 2,208 votes to defeat her opponent from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 343 votes.Declaring the winner, Ibikunke said: “I Babayemisi Olusola Ibikunle hereby certify that I was the Ward Returning Officer for the election held on March 24, 2018 in Ward B Ogunoloko.“The election was contested and the candidates received the following votes; Jimoh Omolola Khadijat Funke of the APC got 2,208 votes while Mebabu Obafemi Olalekan Samuel of PDP got 343 votes.“By this, Jimoh O.K. Funke of APC is hereby declared the winner of the councillorship by-election of Ward B, Ogunoloko at Oshodi Isolo LGA.“Having complied with the requirements of the law and scored the majority number of votes, the aforementioned person is hereby elected and returned”.The PDP Ward Chairman, Mr Ayodele Ogunseyi, said that there was no reason to fight because both PDP and APC candidates were of the same family.“It is just election, we are one family. It is a game, but the game has to be well played.“If we look at the election, we know that it is not well conducted. At this point, there’s nothing one could do.“When two people go to the field, one shall win, the other shall lose. It doesn’t mean that next time I will not win,” he said.Also speaking, the APC Ogunoloko Ward Chairman, Mr Oluwaseyi Fatoki, commended the APC supporters for being victors, and the PDP for accepting defeat.In his reaction, Mr Olusola Sokunle, representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 1 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, expressed satisfaction with the electoral process.He said that he was happy with the peaceful conduct by the residents.Sokunle, who urged the two candidates to embrace themselves after the election in the spirit of sportsmanship, advised the winner not to betray the confidence the people entrusted in her.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the by-election was held in Ward ‘B’ Ogunoloko in Osodi-Isolo Local Government Area following the death of the former councillor representing the ward.A by-election was also held in Ward ‘B’, Dopemu in Agege Local Government Area of the state for the same reason.
After a breath-taking performance at the eviction night of the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality show last Sunday, talented singer, Simi, is currently touring notable media houses in South Africa.
The media tour which started on Monday, March 19 would end on March 23. Some of the media houses Simi is expected to visit in South Africa include MTV Base, Soweto TV, Trans Africa Radio, Massiv Metro FM, Touch HD, Cliff Central, Unisa Radio/ETV and Y FM/Alex FM.
At the moment, her SA fans are still in awe of the singer who thrilled them and even the viewers with her performance at the BBNaija show.
Simi performed her hit singles, Joromi and Owanbe and she used the opportunity to show her dexterity on stage.
Meanwhile, the hyperactive singer is all set for a Meet and Greet session with Opera Mini on Saturday in Lagos. Simi’s latest video ‘Complete Me’ , is still enjoying massive airplay. The song is one of the songs off her album, Simisola.
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File photo: Jimoh Moshood
The Nigeria Police Force is threatening to declare Senator Dino Melaye wanted, should he fail to appear at its Kogi command on Wednesday March 28.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement issued on Saturday, said an invitation and a court summon had been issued to Senator Melaye, both of which he did not honour.
He said the senator is wanted on grounds of criminal offences of conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.
Speaking further, he noted that a letter had been sent to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki on March 2 asking Melaye to appear before the Kogi state police command headquarters to answer to the allegations against him, yet there was no response.
The Police, however, warned him to show up in court else, he would be arrested.
“As we speak, Sen. Dino Melaye despite the letter sent to the Senate President, refused to honour Police Invitation till date and also refused to appear in court and has also continued to evade the service of criminal summon on him to appear before the Federal High Court, Lokoja on the 28th March, 2018 to answer to the charge of Criminal Conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms against him and Mohammed Audu.
“The Nigeria Police Force is therefore using this medium to advise Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu in their interest to comply with the order of the court and appear on 28th March, 2018 before Federal High Court, Lokoja to answer to the criminal charges against them.
“If they continue to be evasive and fail to comply with criminal summon issued on them by the Federal High Court, Lokoja to appear on 28th March, 2018 to answer to the criminal charges of Conspiracy and Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Firearms against them, the Force, will obtain Warrant of Arrest for the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu and will definately declare them wanted throughout the country and on INTERPOL platform for them to be arrested in any country where ever they are sighted and handed over to the Nigeria Police Force for continuation of their trial.
“The Nigeria Police Force will continue to sustain the Rule of Law and maintain Law and Order throughout the Country,” the statement read in part.
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The parents who arrived at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta begged the ex-president to help facilitate the release of their daughters. About 30 parents of the remaining Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity on Saturday, March 24, visited former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State.On April 14, 2014, the terror group abducted 276 pupils of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State but 57 of the students managed to escape, leaving 219 in captivity.In October 2016, the Federal Government paid a ransom for the release of some of the girls – the terrorists freed only 21 of them. The insurgent group released 82 more Chibok girls in May 2017 as others remain in captivity.The parents of the remaining girls, who had arrived at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, urged the former president to help use his regional and global influence to facilitate the release of their daughters.The call comes after the Federal Government negotiated the release of Dapchi girls, who were similarly abducted from their school in Yobe State and a Boko Haram faction.ALSO READ: Buhari says Chibok Girls will return soonThe terrorist kidnapped 113 girls from Dapchi town on February 19, 2018, but the terrorists returned 105 of them on March 21, claiming that some of the girls died in the process of abduction while they held on to one girl identified as Leah Sharibu because she refused to convert to Islam.
She’s upset about the Rihanna poll, and the app redesign — and she’s quitting.
Chrissy Teigen, a model and host of “Lip Sync Battle,” has quit Snapchat.
She says it’s because of the app redesign, and a controversial ad on Snapchat that made light of the assault on Rihanna by Chris Brown.
She follows in Kylie Jenner’s footsteps — though Jenner eventually came back to Snapchat.
Chrissy Teigen, the 32-year-old model and host of the Paramount Network’s “Lip Sync Battle,” has become the latest celebrity to announce that she’s quit photo messaging app Snapchat.
“I stopped using snap. The update, the constant complaints of people not being able to find me, plus the Rihanna poll…no bueno,” Teigen wrote to her almost 10 million Twitter followers on Saturday morning.
The “Rihanna poll” she mentions is a reference to a huge controversy earlier this month, as Snapchat ad appeared to make light of Chris Brown’s assault on the singer in 2009. “Shame on you,” said Rihanna, as she slammed Snapchat for allowing the ad in the first place. Snap, the app’s parent company, soon apologized, but shares of the company dipped 4% following her post.
As far as the complaints of people not being able to find Teigen on Snapchat, that’s a reference to the widely-panned app redesign, which was intended to make it easier to use — but also made it harder to find photos and updates from celebrities and influencers, critics say.
Teigen is just the latest celebrity to quit the app. Back in February, Kylie Jenner announced she had quit Snapchat, too: “Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh this is so sad,” she tweeted to her 24.5 million followers. Following Jenner’s tweet, stock in Snap dipped 8%, giving its market cap a $1.3 billion haircut. However, Jenner did return to Snapchat some time after sending that tweet.
Snap stock is currently flat in after-hours trading.
By James Agberebi:
Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been rated as the player with the most tackles won this season in the Premier League, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
This was confirmed by the Premier League on their verified Twitter account on Saturday.
According to the Premier League, Ndidi has so far won 80 of his tackles in the current campaign for Leicester City.
In second place is Senegal and Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye who has won 79 of his tackles.
Former Leicester midfielder and France international N’Golo Kante, who now features for Chelsea, is third with 60 tackles won.
Ndidi was in action for the Super Eagles in their 1-0 win against Poland in an international friendly in Wroclaw on Friday night.
The former Genk star played the full 90 minutes for the Super Eagles and should be in action again against Serbia in another friendly in London on Tuesday.
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MATCH Hospitality AG, the exclusive worldwide hospitality rights holder appointed by FIFA for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, has declared as illegal the activities of tourist and hospitality companies claiming to sell packages to Nigerians ahead of the tournament in Russia.
In a letter addressed to the Nigerian market co-signed by Chairman Jaime Byrom and Chief Operating Officer, Pascal Portes, on Friday, March 23, MATCH Hospitality restated that the only company allowed to sell hospitality packages in Nigeria is Integral.
“MATCH Hospitality AG has appointed Integral Sponsorship and Experiential Marketing Limited as its Exclusive Sales Agent for Nigeria. For the avoidance of doubt, MATCH Hospitality wishes to confirm that no other entity in Nigeria is permitted to sell tickets or official ticket inclusive hospitality packages for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia,” the statement said.
MATCH Hospitality and Integral unveiled their exclusive partnership in Lagos in February. The Nigerian company was appointed through a letter from Thierry Weil, FIFA Director of Marketing, in June 2016.
With the tournament 82 days away, many tourism companies have been misleading fans about their ability to provide hospitality packages to Russia.
“Customers wishing to purchase official tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia may only purchase them via www.fifa.com, or as part of an authorised hospitality package or authorised tour operator package. Customers wishing to purchase official ticket inclusive Commercial Hospitality Packages for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia may only purchase from Integral Sponsorship and Experiential Marketing Limited,” the statement added.
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By James Agberebi:
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said that the trio of Mikel Agu, Junior Ajayi and Oghenekaro Etebo should be in London for the friendly against Serbia on Tuesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The three players were not part of the Super Eagles squad that pipped Poland 1-0 in Friday’s friendly in Wroclaw.
But speaking in his press conference after the game against Poland, Rohr hinted the three players are expected to join their teammates in London.
“We will love to have other players who can arrive and replace our injured players, especially players like Mikel Agu, Junior Ajayi who will come from Egypt, he had a problem with visa but he can come to London,” Rohr said.
“So we have at least two players perhaps Etebo also, but Etebo was injured, we are waiting for the diagnosis of the doctor. If he comes, it will be interesting for us to have one player more to look ahead to another good match against Serbia.”
Reacting to Friday’s result, Rohr hailed players of the Super Eagles and Poland for being very competitive.
He added: “The game against Poland, though a friendly match, the two teams wanted to win but it was not so much friendly. We had a lot of duels, there were no gifts. It was good like that because it was good preparation. I hope the injuries are not bad, even the injuries to the Polish players, I hope all of them will be okay.”
He also went on to thank the Polish Football Federation for their hospitality, saying: “I want to thank officials of the Polish Football Federation for the warm welcome they gave us. It was a very good atmosphere we had in our hotel and in also our training sessions.”
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Mr John Owoicho, a member of the committee made this known when he led other officials on an assessment of burnt building. The Presidential Committee on Flood, Relief and Rehabilitation says the Administrative building of the ultra modern Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp gutted by fire in Shendam, Plateau was worth more than N45 million.Mr John Owoicho, a member of the committee made this known when he led other officials on an assessment of burnt building.NAN reports that the administration block of the camp which was completed but was yet to be occupied was razed by fire on Feb. 20.Owoicho who said the committee was devastated by the incident.He said that the visit was to assess the extent of damage.“We will wait for the report from the Fire Service and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to decide whether or not to reconstruct the administrative block.“This is because the value of what has been destroyed is in excess of N45 million and that is a lot of money.“The money was raised by ordinary Nigerians to assist those that might be displaced by either flood or any other disaster,” he stated.He advised the Chairman of Shendam Local Government Area and SEMA to immediately put the other completed building (a hostel) to use.Earlier, Alhaji Alhassan Barde, the immediate past Executive Secretary of SEMA, expressed sadness over the incident which he said was avoidable if the contractor had security men on ground.Barde appealed to relevant authorities, youths and other stakeholders to accept and protect the project.He said that there were many IDPs from Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba taking refuge in the state and urged SEMA to accommodate themAlso speaking, Mr Elias Kwaps, Chairman, Shendam Local Government Area appealed to the committee to reconstruct the building.He assured the committee that the council would secure the property.Contributing, Laraba Akila, Chief Fire Officer, Shendam Fire Station said that investigation was ongoing to unravel the cause of the fire.