Alonso just like Neymar — but not in good way, says Magnussen

Fernando Alonso has been compared to Brazilian soccer star Neymar because of his habit of exaggerating his complaints about his rivals on McLaren’s team radio.
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Divorce: Hubby, 43, wants 11-year-old marriage dissolved, over lack of love

Jelili, who hails from Ijebu Ode in Ogun, told the court on Thursday that there was no more love between him and his wife, Bolanle, whom he described as “an arrogant woman’’. A 43-year-old aluminum fabricator, Jelili Ashimi, has approached an Agege Customary Court, Lagos, seeking for the dissolution of his 11-year-old `loveless marriage’.Jelili, who hails from Ijebu Ode in Ogun, told the court on Thursday that there was no more love between him and his wife, Bolanle, whom he described as “an arrogant woman’’.The father of three, said: “My wife is disrespectful and proud, she no longer love and care for me as her husband.’’He told the court that his wife had made his home a living hell as she did not give him peace whenever he returned from work.The petitioner said even though he provided and cared for his wife and children, “my wife is never appreciative and considerate as she keeps insulting me and does not give me rest of mind.“I tried my best to cater for my family to the best of my ability but my wife is never satisfied.“My wife keeps insulting me that l am useless and of no value, that my glory is dim,’’ he said.The petitioner told the court that he was no longer interested in the union, saying “my wife is rude and abusive; she has no iota of respect for me and takes pleasure in hurling insults at me at any given opportunity.“My wife claims that she is the one feeding me just because she makes more money than l do.“Whenever she asks for money and l don’t get to give her, it becomes a serious issue at home and she starts hurling insults on me.`She keeps saying l am worthless and she keeps telling me she is the bread winner of the house.“This became unbearable as she stopped giving me rest of mind at home and l became unhappy and frustrated which led to my moving out of the house.“I want the court to separate us as I am no longer interested in the union; I want to live comfortably and in peace.”Bolanle, who hails from Abeokuta, Ogun, however, claimed to love her husband and do not want the marriage dissolved.The respondent, who described the petitioner as lazy, “is unwilling to be serious with his work’’.Bolanle added that she made effort to try and help set him up in any lucrative and profitable business of his choice but he became angry and felt l was controlling him“Trouble started when l encouraged my husband to learn to stand on his feet as a man.“I told him to always go to his work place because customers can’t know his house but he keeps complaining that business is dull saying his phone is his office that anybody who needs him for work will call him.“My husband flared up that l should leave him alone and let him be.“This became worrisome and annoying as the burden of feeding the house, paying rents and school fees became unbearable for me,” she said“My husband started visiting one spiritualist or the other without my knowledge claiming they are helping him boost his business and make him successful.“This infuriated me and l warned him to desist from such act but he never listened to me; instead, he packed out of the house sometime in 2017 without looking back,” he said.The 36-year-old wife- businesswoman, however, told the court: “I still love him, I do not want the marriage dissolved.“I do not want to end the marriage because of the love l have for my children, l do not want them to grow up in a separated home.”She urged the court to help her resolve the issues between her and the husband.The court’s President, Mrs Ibironke Elabor, advised the estranged couple to keep the peace and adjourned the case until Aug. 7, for alternative dispute resolution.

Owoniyi emerges new Obaro of Kabba

Two years after the death of the Obaro of Kabba, Chief Michael Olobayo, the Kogi State Government, on Thursday, approved the appointment of Solomon Dele Owoniyi, a retired Custom Officer to fill the vacant stool.
The appointment according to a government was part of resolutions reached at the State Executive Council meeting chaired by Governor Yahaya Bello at the Government House, Lokoja.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Abubabar Ohere, congratulated the Okun people on the appointment, saying that the new monarch is expected to use his vast experience in the public service to unite his people and the entire state.
Read Also: Obaro of Kabba buried
The Exco, he revealed, has also upgraded the stool of the Maiyaki of Kupa in Lokoja Local Government Area of the state from second class to 1st class status.
Other vacant stools in the state whose replacement have been appointed are;  Chief James Abalaka as Ejeh of Ofu, Chief Simon Ujah, Ejeh Olamaboro and Alhaji Muhammed Bello as the new Ohi of Adavi among others.
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Ambode assures young entrepreneurs good environment for business

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Thursday assured young entrepreneurs in the state of the commitment of his administration to provide environment that would enable their businesses to thrive.
The governor gave the assurance in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant, Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs Temiwunmi Tope-Banjoko in Lagos.
According to Akinwunmi, his administration has pledged that it will continue to pay greater attention to the growth of young entrepreneurs in the state.
“Young entrepreneurs should not push aside their ideas and innovations but understand the rudiments of what they want to embark upon.
“The attention from government will also be backed up with an enabling environment and friendly policies that will enhance success of the entrepreneurs’ business initiatives,” he said.
He said that the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) was established to ensure financial support for the residents of the state to tackle unemployment and wealth creations.
Ambode said the LSETF was also for all young entrepreneurs, without any bureaucracy, for them to meet up with the required criteria.
The governor said that the Yaba Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Hub was built as a platform for the congregation of technology and innovative entrepreneurs, capital, infrastructure and allied services for germination.
Read Also: Ambode okays work on Airport-Oshodi road
Others he said were for acceleration, penetration and adoption of IT and innovation in up scaling business, administrative functionalities and the ease of daily living.
He further urged young entrepreneurial not to sheathe their ideas and innovations but ensure they that did not jump into any business without knowing fully, the rudiments guiding such business.
The governor also advised the young entrepreneurs to tap into exhibitions like the TEXPO Technology Exhibition programme that was recently organised.
He counselled them to mingle with mentors who could set them on the right path of establishing a business and accomplish their innovations.
He also said that such effort could enable them have access to investors that would aid their businesses.
The Coordinator of TEXPO, Mr Adetolani Eko, said the annual event was aimed at encouraging young and innovative technology entrepreneurs in Nigeria and Africa.
Eko the exercise this was to ensure that young and innovative technology entrepreneurs were a force to reckon with in the world technology market.
“This gives stakeholders the ecosystem, an opportunity to interact and showcase their products as it features industry influencers, exhibitors and potential investors.
“Youths should not pockets their innovations but continue to strive for its accomplishment,” he said.
 
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Buhari approves new appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of three Directors-General/Chief Executive Officers of three Agencies under the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.
The President, according to a statement by Olusegun A. Adekunle, Permanent Secretary (General Services Office) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, enjoined the new appointees to use their expertise and varied experiences to reposition and reinvigorate the agencies.
He charged them to discharge their duties with utmost rectitude and sensitivity to Government’s commitment to enhancing mining and steel sector as a major driver of the Administration’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.
Read Also: Uproar in Senate over Buhari’s appointments
The new appointments include Engr. Umar Albarka Hassan as Director-General/ CEO of the National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency (NSRMEA), Kaduna for initial period of four years, with effect from 12th July, 2018.
For the National Metallurgical Development Centre, Jos, Prof. (Engr.) Linus Okon Asuquo, was appointed as the Director-General/CEO for initial period of four years, with effect from 12th July, 2018.
Prof. (Engr.) Suleiman Bolaji Hassan was appointed as the Director-General/ CEO for Nigeria Institute of Mining and Geosciences, Jos, for initial period of four years, with effect from 12th July, 2018.
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I received N30, 000 for abducting Chibok school girls – Suspect

A suspected Boko Haram insurgents’ commander, Mayinta Modu, said he received N30, 000 as payment for coordinating and participatiing in the abduction of Chibok schools girls.
Modu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday at the Borno state Police Command, Maiduguri.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the insurgents had in 2014 abducted over 200 students of the Government Secondary School Chibok, Borno.
Modu, 23, was among the 22 suspected Boko Haram members arrested by the police for their role in facilitating and coordinating the abduction of the school girls and attacks on communities, military, security agencies as well as suicide bombings in Borno and Adamawa.
The suspects were arrested by the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), under the command of DCP Abba Kyari two weeks ago in Borno and Yobe.
The Commissioner, Mr Damian Chukwu, disclosed that Modu and seven other suspects participated actively in the abduction of the school girls.
The police identified Modu, as one of the insurgents’ commanders, who coordinated the abduction of the girls and participated in the attacks on Bama and Gwoza communities.
Modu, who hails from Bama in Borno, said that he and other commanders led dozens of fighters to Chibok and abducted the girls from their school in Chibok.
The suspect narrated that after the abduction, they trasversed through many areas between Nigeria and Cameroun border.
Modu added that the insurgents spent many days in the wilderness before they finally handed over the girls to top commanders of the group.
“Most of the abducted girls were released. We were paid N30, 000 each for participation in the abduction.
“Equally, when the girls were released sequel to the negotiation with government, we got additional payment of between N30, 000 and N60, 000 each,” he said.
Modu added that he also coordinated several attacks on Bama and Gwoza communities, which resulted in the loss of lives and property.
The suspect further revealed that he also facilitated recruitment of girls and boys used as suicide bombers in Maiduguri and other parts of the northeast.

Tech: A steam pipe explosion in New York City has sparked fears of asbestos...

On Thursday, a steam pipe exploded on 5th Avenue in New York City, spewing muck, steam, and asphalt into the air. The incident also generated fears of asbestos contamination.
A steam pipe explosion in New York City sent muck, steam, and asphalt into the air.
Electric company ConEd is testing for asbestos contamination.
Asbestos is a fibrous, mineral-based building material that is toxic to humans when inhaled. It is linked to lung cancer.
On Thursday, a steam pipe exploded on 5th Avenue in New York City, spewing muck, steam, and asphalt into the air. The incident also generated fears of asbestos contamination.
“Environmental testing is being conducted to determine whether asbestos or other contaminants are present, but as a precaution anyone in the vicinity of the rupture who was covered in material is advised to bag their clothing and shower,” electric company ConEd said in a statement on Twitter.
The fire department confirmed the possibility of asbestos being released in the explosion. “We’re operating with an abundance of caution since this steam main was installed in 1932, so there is possibly a presence of asbestos. Samples have been taken and we’re awaiting the lab results. We are operating as though those samples will come back positive,” FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said in a statement on Facebook.
Why Asbestos is dangerous
Mined in different white, blue, brown and green shades, asbestos is a naturally-occurring silicate mineral that is composed of long, thin crystals, which can kind of look like a fibrous blanket.
Asbestos was used as a building material for years before it was linked to lung problems. The dust from asbestos can be toxic when we inhale it, and loose asbestos fibers should be avoided.
In the late 1800s, people began noticing that asbestos miners in the UK were dying off at alarming rates, a first warning sign that inhaling the dust from asbestos could be deadly dangerous.
Unfortunately, the fibers have been useful in all kinds of construction, “due to their extraordinary tensile strength, poor heat conduction, and relative resistance to chemical attack,” the World Health Organization explains. For a long time, asbestos was used in insulation, water supply lines, roof shingles, break pads, and numerous other products.
“The reality is that anybody brought up in the 1960s has probably been exposed, at some point, to asbestos,” cancer researcher Paul Pharoah from Cambridge University recently told Business Insider.
If asbestos contamination is confirmed in New York, the entire area around the explosion will need to be decontaminated, and parts of Fifth Avenue could be shut down for days, a city official told The New York Times.
Products that contain asbestos are not completely banned in the US today, though the Environmental Protection Agency regulates their use. But governments in other countries have completely banned the use of asbestos.
In France, all forms have been outlawed since 1997, because the government there declared “at least 2000 people in France die every year from asbestos-related diseases.”
The World Health Organization says definitively that all forms of asbestos are carcinogenic to humans, and causes cancer in the lungs, larynx, ovaries, as well as many cases of mesothelioma.

Ike Ekweremadu: Senate investigates alleged lopsided FG’s appointments

The decision followed a Point of Order by the Deputy President of the Senate, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, at plenary. The Senate on Thursday, mandated its Committee on Federal Character to investigate alleged lopsided appointments into Federal Government agencies.The decision followed a Point of Order by the Deputy President of the Senate, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, at plenary.Ekweremadu alleged that appointments by the present administration were skewed in favour of a particular region of the country.The point-of-order followed a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari seeking Senate’s confirmation of appointment of Mr Tunde Lemo, as Chairman, Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) and six members.Lemo is a former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).Ekweremadu pointed out that some of the appointments by the administration were not in tune with the Federal Character principle.He said that the Constitution provided composition of government or its agencies should reflect federal character principle so as to promote national unity.He added that it should be done in a manner that avoided the predominance of persons from a few states or from few ethnic or sectional groups in the government or in any of its agencies.In his contribution, Sen. Chukwuka Utazi (PDP-Enugu) said that most appointments of the present government were lopsided.In his remarks, President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, mandated the Committee on Federal Character to investigate the matter and report back on Tuesday.

Buhari: FG appoints DGs for 3 agencies under Ministry of Mines and Steel Development

Mr Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary, General Services Office in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of three Director-Generals (D-Gs)/Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of three agencies under the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.Mr Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary, General Services Office in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.Adekunle said the Director-Generals were appointed for the National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency (NSRMEA), National Metallurgical Development Centre and Nigeria Institute of Mining and Geosciences.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Umar Hassan would serve as the D-G/CEO for NSRMEA, Prof. Linus Asuquo for the National Metallurgical Development Centre and Prof. Suleiman Hassan for Nigeria Institute of Mining and Geosciences.The permanent secretary said the appointments, which were for an initial period of four years, had July 12 as effective date.He said President Buhari had enjoined the appointees to use their expertise and varied experiences to re-position and reinvigorate the agencies.Adekunle said the president had called on the appointees to discharge their duties with utmost rectitude and sensitivity to government’s commitment to enhancing mining and steel sector.He said the call was in recognition of the sector as a major driver of the Federal Government Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.

Alexis Sanchez gets visa to join United’s US tour

Alexis Sanchez is set to join Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the United States after the club confirmed the Chile forward’s visa issue has been resolved.
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Omeruo Rejoins Chelsea For Pre-Season, Flaunts Day-One ‘Work Mode’

By Johnny Edward:   Kenneth Omeruo has rejoined Chelsea for pre-season ahead of the forthcoming English Premier League season, and the Super Eagles defender flaunts his ambition and eagerness for hard work as he arrived The Blues’ Cobhams training ground on Thursday,   Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Omeruo who has spent the last five seasons away from the club on loan […]
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Poverty: Man angry because girlfriend finished 4 eggs by herself

A partner who fried four eggs for a meal is a source of worry for a man who described the act as stupid. A man is unhappy about the feeding habit of his girlfriend who reportedly fried four eggs just so she could eat them alone.His comments captured in a tweet by the SubDeliveryZone saw him describe the act as stupid. Not many agree with him concerning the issueOn Twitter, observers noted that a show of aggression was inappropriate but one person was adamant.

INEC: Agency to recruit 7, 727 ad-hoc staff for Katsina Senatorial bye-election

The News Agency of Nigeria  reports that the election followed the death of the senator representing the area, Sen. Mustapha Bukar on April 4, after a protracted illness. No fewer than 7, 727 ad-hoc staff would be recruited by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct bye election into Katsina North Senatorial District in Katsina State.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  reports that the election followed the death of the senator representing the area, Sen. Mustapha Bukar on April 4, after a protracted illness.The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Jibril Ibrahim-Zarewa disclosed this at a stakeholders meeting on Thursday in Katsina.“The Senate informed INEC of the vacancy in a letter received on July 13, 2018.“The commission has 30 days to conduct the by-election between July 13 and Aug. 12,” he said.He said the ad-hoc staff to be recruited would include NYSC members, students of tertiary institutions and staff of Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies working in the state.Zarewa revealed that Smart Card Reader machines would be used for the verification and accreditation of voters during the exercise.He said that the constituency covered 12 local governments including Baure, Bindawa, Daura, Dutsi,  Ingawa, Kankia and Kusada.Others are Mai’adua,  Mani, Mashi, Sandamu and Zango.He said going by the 2015 General Election, all the affected local governments have a total of 855,092 registered voters.He noted that 835,013 voters collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC’s), with remaining balance of 20, 079 uncollected.He further said that INEC embarked on Continuous Voter Registration exercise early 2017, for persons who transferred their registration areas or applied for replacement of lost PVCs.He said, “A total of 23, 105 voters were so far registered, 6, 066 PVC’s collected with remaining balance of 15, 892,” he said.He appealed to the political parties, media,  traditional and religious leaders, as well as other stakeholders to cooperate with the commission to ensure success of the exercise.‘INEC is up to the highest tenets of integrity, openness, laying level playing ground for a free, transparent, credible and acceptable election.“We will live up to our vision, mission and core values of integrity and impartiality,” he said.

Fayemi To Probe Fayose’s Administration

 
The Ekiti State Governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, has said that his administration will examine the receipt and expenditure of the state and also determine why workers salaries have been unpaid, under the incumbent governor, Ayodele Fayose
The governor stated this on Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Mr. Fayemi won the Ekiti governorship election which was held last Saturday.
He was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after defeating the Deputy Governor of the state, Professor Kolapo Olusola of the PDP, and others in the race to succeed Governor Ayodele Fayose.
He won in 11 out of the 16 Local Government Areas of the state, polling 197,459 votes, and edging out his closest rival Olusola who got 178,121 votes by 19,338 votes.
Mr. Fayemi was on Wednesday issued a Certificate of Return by INEC after winning the polls.
During an interview with journalists after his meeting with the President, he said that he intends to double on his previous performance to meet the yearnings of the people of Ekiti.
He was the governor of Ekiti between 2010 and 2014 before he lost his re-election to the incumbent governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.
 
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Buhari Meets With Saraki, Governors In Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari (file)
 
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, and some state governors in Abuja.
The meeting, which held behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, was also attended by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
The governors in attendance are Abdul’Aziz Yari of Zamfara, Ogun’s Ibikunle Amosun, Atiku Bagudu from Kebbi, and Aminu Masari of Katsina State.
However, neither the Senate President nor the governors commented on the purpose of the meeting when it ended.
The meeting held hours after President Buhari received the new executive members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) led by the NMA President Dr Francis Adedayo.
The President asked the medical doctors to always see their profession as a divine call, and seek other means other than going on strikes to negotiate better working conditions.
“The medical profession is regarded as a divine call because of the strategic role you play in the lives of human beings,” he said in an earlier statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
President Muhammadu Buhari receiving a presentation from NMA President Dr Francis Faduyile and other members of the leadership at the State House in Abuja on July 19, 2018.
 
President Buhari said the Federal Government was considering an upward review of budgetary allocation to the health sector, in order to improve the quality and access to medical facilities across the country.
He noted that the review of the budgetary allocation would reflect the government’s priority of ensuring that Nigerians get better healthcare, especially in specialised areas.
“The President also commended the NMA and its members on some of the medical successes recorded, such as the separation of conjoined twins, organ transplants, heart surgeries and treatment of cancer patients.
He hinted them that the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council would soon be constituted to further enhance service delivery and regulation of the sector.
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