Big Brother Naija: Tobi to ‘clear’ Nina after the show, Miracle wins arena games...

Alex calls Cee-C an angry bird, Tobi says he can’t wait to clear Nina after the show, Miracle wins the Friday arena games, again. [Day 81 recap] Have you been following the new season of Big Brother Naija? Here are some important things you probably missed on day 82.Check out a recap of day 82, including social media reactions:Tobi says he can’t wait to clear Nina after the show    Nina and Miracle discuss future plans    Payporte Games The housemates assembled in the garden and the arena, which had been totally redecorated and fitted with larger-than-life equipment, including plush thrones, monkey bars and pools.Biggie had also flipped the script as he called them to proceed by alphabetical order to the six rather intimidating challenges he had planned.           Twitter reactions          There are currently five contestants battling for the 45 million naira grand prize. With 82 days gone, the housemates have two more days to spend in the Big Brother Naija house.Video credit: @Thatgidigirl.

Ozubulu Killing: Security Tension Forces Court To Relocate

File photo: Crowd gathered in front of the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu after several persons were killed on August 6, 2017, in Anambra State.
 
The Ozubulu murder case has taken a new dimension as the matter has been administratively transferred from Nnewi High Court to Awka High Court on Friday, following heightened tension over security and the increasing number of the crowd during court sittings.
Since the trial of the four suspects at Court 3, Nnewi, it is a usual sight of a large crowd from Ozubulu besieging the court premises in solidarity to any of the persons standing trial with attendant arguments and protests as part of their activities.
READ ALSO: Several Killed As Gunmen Attack Church In Anambra
As the dust of the transfer has yet to settle, the fifth prosecuting witness and former President-General of Ozubulu Development Union in South Africa, Nkwado Onyeka, gave his testimony in the case.
He gave his evidence with a chilling tale of the genesis of the killing, starting with his wife who was murdered few hours after dropping him off at Tabo Mbeki Airport in South Africa, for a flight to New York.
Onyeka said the killing did not stop as two other young men, Nonso Ikedinobi and Izuamaka Dunu, were murdered in South Africa alongside six other prominent Ozubulu people resident in South Africa.
The witness revealed further that two Ozubulu sons currently serving prison terms in South Africa were responsible for the killings, in collaboration with one of the men standing trial by name Nonso Akpunonu.
He told the court that the suspects had sworn that the killings would not stop until the sum of $1million was released to them.
The prosecuting counsel, JayJay Ezeuko, and the defence counsel, Festus Keyamo, cross-examined the witness after which the presiding judge, Justice Festus Aniukwu, adjourns the matter till May 4, 11 and 25 for continued hearing.
Several persons were killed by gunmen on August 6, 2017, while worshipping at St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu located in Ekusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The state governor, Willie Obiano, as well as the Federal and other state governments had condemned the attack with some describing it as a sacrilege.
Governor Obiano had also vowed to ensure that the culprits were brought to justice and called for calm when he visited the scene of the attack to commiserate with the victims.
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Music: Phyno X Olamide – ”Onyeoma”

Indigenous rappers, Olamide and Phyno reunite on new single, ‘Onyeoma’ Phyno and Olamide have collaborated yet again to deliver another banger titled ”Onyeoma”.The duo who have enjoyed success working together on several joints from their ”GhostMode” days including the collaborative album, ”Two Kings” which enjoyed mainstream appeal, join forces as they continue to grow stronger as two of the country’s leading artistes.Onyeoma is a catchy tune produced by prolific beatmaker, Pheelz.Every time the music brothers have combined, they have scored chart topping songs and this sure sounds like another hit record.

Obi Out Of Torino Clash Vs Atalanta Over Injury

By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles midfielder Joel Obi has been ruled out of Torino’s Serie A away clash against Atalanta on Sunday due to injury, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Obi who recently returned to the Super Eagles squad after four years will miss Torino’s clash with Atalanta on Sunday due to an Iliopsoas (anterior hip muscle) injury, according to a report on toro.it.
The Nigeria international is expected to undergo some tests within the next 10 days to ascertain the severity of his injury.
The 26 year old came on as a 57th minute for Tomas Rincon in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with AC Milan, but went off injured 22 minutes later. He was replaced by Afriyie Acquah.
The former Inter Milan midfielder has made 22 Serie A appearances and has scored five goals and provided two assists.
Torino occupy 10th position with 37 points from 33 Serie A games. There are four games left to play in the current season.
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Opportunity knocks for Arsenal in post – Arsene Wenger era

Arsene Wenger’s decision to step down as Arsenal manager after 22 years in charge marks the end of an era, but also a huge opportunity for the Gunners to reestablish themselves among the elite of English and European football.
A fan holds up an anti-Arsene Wenger sign during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich, central England, on March 18, 2017./ AFP PHOTO
Tributes poured in from players past and present on Friday, as well as Wenger’s adversaries over the past two decades, such as Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho, for his longevity and the revolution in English football he helped inspire.
However, there is no hiding the fact the Frenchman has bowed out now due to increasing calls for him to go from frustrated fans as Arsenal slipped further behind their Premier League rivals in recent seasons.
Arsenal haven’t won the league since Wenger’s crowing achievement in leading “The Invincibles” to an unbeaten league season in 2003/04.
Last season was the first time in 20 years the club didn’t qualify for the Champions League, but they haven’t got beyond the last 16 in that competition since 2010.
Languishing in sixth, Arsenal are also on course for their worst-ever league finish under Wenger this season with any hope of Champions League qualification dependent on winning the Europa League.
The club’s Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis made a long and heartfelt homage to Wenger himself when addressing the media on Friday, but dodged the question several times when quizzed over whether Wenger had walked on his own terms before he was pushed by the board.
And Gazidis recognised a decision had to be reached before the season’s end to give Arsenal a head start of finding Wenger’s successor.
“It’s going to be a condensed summer with a World Cup in the middle and a shortened transfer window, so I think for all of us having that clarity sooner is better,” he said.
– Wide-open field –
Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers and Germany coach Joachim Loew are among the front runners with bookmakers in a wide-open field of contenders.
Gazidis confirmed Arsenal will look for an offensive-minded coach to follow in the footsteps of Wenger’s philosophy.
“It is important to me we continue the football values that Arsene has instilled in the club,” he added.
“I want to see somebody who will continue that for our fans…they want to see aggressive, exciting football that gets people interested and excited in the games we play.”
Getting the fans back onside and back at the Emirates Stadium is a number one priority.
Arsenal fans pay the highest season ticket prices in the Premier League and rising discontent with Wenger has been clearly shown in vast swathes of empty seats for home games since an abject 3-0 League Cup final defeat against Manchester City in February.
There is huge pressure on a beleaguered board, led by unpopular American majority shareholder Stan Kroenke, to make the right call.
While Wenger’s reign has meandered to a disappointing end, Arsenal’s rivals have surged ahead by recruiting some of the best managers in the world in Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Jose Mourinho (Manchester United), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham) and Antonio Conte (Chelsea).
In spite of Arsenal’s struggles on the field in recent seasons, they remain the sixth richest club in the world, according to financial consultants Deloitte’s annual Football Money League.
Wenger’s reluctance to fold to the booming inflation in football transfer fees and wages was often used as a shield by the board for not splashing out despite huge cash reserves.
That excuse has now also disappeared ahead of what promises to be a summer of transition at the Emirates.
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Mace Saga: PDP calls for urgent inquest

The party made the call in a resolution at its emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for urgent inquest into the security breach that characterised Wednesday’s invasion of the Senate and forceful removal of its mace.The party made the call in a resolution at its emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja.In the resolution released on Friday, it said that security at the National Assembly complex was compromised during the incident, and that it should be expeditiously addressed.The party described the invasion as treasonable and direct attack on the sovereignty of Nigeria and her integrity, which must be jointly condemned by all Nigerians.It charged security agencies to arrest and prosecute all persons involved in the embarrassing incident “notwithstanding status’’.The party also resolved that the PDP leads a strong conversation and discussion towards a formal coalition of democratic forces to guarantee Nigerians the much-desired all-inclusive platform ahead of 2019 general elections.It directed the NEC to commence action towards the establishment of a shadow cabinet to pilot its roadmap towards national economic recovery and good governance.According to the resolution this should be done in line with the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians, ahead of 2019 elections.“In the same vein, the NEC also strongly condemns the branding of Nigerian youths as lazy by President Muhammadu Buhari. It is a direct injury on the sensibility of the youths.“Nigerian youths are known worldwide to as hardworking.“The PDP reaffirms its belief and confidence in Nigerian youths and boldly announces to the world that our youths are resourceful and agile.“Our nation is blessed with hardworking young men and women,’’ it said.

In Zamfara: UNICEF identifies 240,000 out-of-school children in 3 LGAs

The affected local government areas are Bukkuyum, Maradun and Zurmi. The United Nation Children Education Fund (UNICEF) said it had identified 240,560 out-of-school children in three Local Government Areas of the state.The affected local government areas are Bukkuyum, Maradun and Zurmi.The Chief of UNICEF in charge of Sokoto Field office, Mohameden Fall disclosed this on Friday in Zurmi at the launching of cash transfer disbursement to parents of affected children under the UNICEF’s Educate A Child (EAC) project.He said the number was derived from the household mapping and listing of out-of-school children conducted in 2016 through the state Universal Basic Education Board when the number of out-of-school children was identified in the three LGAs.“In Bukkuyum, a total of 93,849 out-of-school children were identified with 41,134 males while 52,715 were females.“In Maradun 63,943 were identified with 28,963 males and 34,980 females while Zurmi has a total of 82,768 children with 38,286 males and 82,768 females,” he said.Fall also noted that the EAC project was bring funded by Qatar Foundation as personal initiative of Sheikh Nasser of Qatar and implemented by UNICEF in collaboration with Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina and Zamfara state governments.According to him, the overall aim of the EAC was to extend the access to quality of basic education for 501, 749 out-of-school children across the four states by 2020.“We are targeting to reach out 10,347 in the first phase in Zamfara State, considering the alarming number of out-of-school children in the state.“We are calling on the state government to extend this programme to other local government areas,” he said.The project was initiated to assist households in sending their children and keeping them in school, in the benefiting communities who will receive an unconditional cash transfer of N8,000 per child that falls between six and 11 years for the period of two years.“Cash transfer is one of the seven strategic interventions under the EAC to enable the government of the target states and UNICEF to reach more out-of-school children,” he said.He thanked the state government for the recent award of N1billion contract for school renovation and the release of over N1billion UBE counter part funding on UNICEF intervention.In his remark, the state Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Ibrahim Birnin-Magaji thanked the UNICEF and Qatar Foundation for initiating the project.Birnin-Magaji said that the project was complementing the state government policy of promoting pupils enrollment and enhancement of basic education in the state.He said the state government was ready to continue to partner with the UNICEF and other development partners to improve quality education in the state.“The state government is committed to enhance teaching and learning in the state, from 2011 to date, we have renovated over 4,000 classrooms to reduce congestion of pupils.“We trained over 8,000 teachers and established 50 ICT centers across the primary and junior secondary schools in the state.“These efforts have increased our enrollment drive from 283,000 in 2012 to 600,000 as of now”, he said.Birnin-Magaji said the plan was one the ways to recruit more teachers and implement N18,000 minimum wage for primary and junior secondary school teachers in the state.Earlier, the state SUBEB Chairman, Murtala Jangebe Commended the State Government and UNICEF for the project, saying that it would increase the pupils enrollment in the state.Jangebe said 3,449 children have been selected from the 14 communities to benefit from the assistance of N8,000 under the project per term, per child.“We are disbursing N27 million as first phase to beneficiaries from Alawa, Kadage, and Doka communities from the three LGAs of Bukkuyum, Maradun and Zurmi respectively.” In each of the selected LGA, one community was chosen for the flag-off as first phase and we are going to continue with the remaining 11 communities”, he said.

In Osun State: Court remands 23-yr-old over attempted suicide

The Magistrate, Mr Olusegun Ayilara,  ordered the defendant to be kept in prison  due to the magnitude of the offence involved. An Osogbo Magistrates ‘ Court in Osun on Friday remanded a 23-year-old man,  Andrew Peter, in Ilesa Prison  over alleged attempted suicide while in police custody.The Magistrate, Mr Olusegun Ayilara,  ordered the defendant to be kept in prison  due to the magnitude of the offence involved.The Prosecutor, Insp  Lamidi Rasaki, had told the court that the defendant,  who was arrested and detained  for alleged theft of a cell phone,  committed the offence  in April at Okefia area of  Osogbo.He said the defendant was taken to the hospital for treatment but later escaped before he was apprehended and brought to the court.The defendant,  who had no legal representation,  pleaded guilty to a  three-count charge which  contravened sections 327, 192, and 135(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 11 Laws of Osun,  2003.The magistrate, however, adjourned the case to April 27 for the presentation of  facts  before sentencing.

N45m BBNaija Prize: Who wins tomorrow?

By Benjamin Njoku
After 12 weeks of intense competition and intrigues, the stage is set again to crown the winner of Nigeria’s biggest reality TV show, Big Brother Naija,BBNaija, as the show ends tomorrow, in South Africa.
The show, which began  on Sunday, January 28, with 20 housemates will ultimately see the emergence of a winner of the grand prize of N45 million and a brand new SUV car during this Sunday’s final broadcast.
Tobi and Nina
Five top finalists, including  Miracle, Tobi, Cee C, Nina and Alex are in the race for the all-important grand prize. At the end of last Sunday’s show, Anto, Lolu and Khloe, the trio who polled the least number of votes, were evicted from the #BBNaija house, leaving five housemates to battle for the prize. It has been a long journey for the top five finalists and whoever emerges the winner tomorrow, will instantly become a millionaire.
Interestingly, 20 housemates namely; Princess, Bitto, Khloe, K Brule, DeeOne, Vandora, Ahneeka, Angel, Leo, IfuEnnada, Anto, Teddy A, Bam Bam, Rico Swavey, Lolu, Nina, Miracle, Alex, Tobi and Ceec began the race, but only five of them made it to the final.  While this third season of the reality show tagged “Double Wahala” has been punctuated with breakups, makeups and a dirty fight that led to the disqualification of two housemates, the show equally has lived up to its billing as the most watched show across the continent.
Recall that three weeks into the show, housemates Khloe and her strategic partner K Brule were disqualified from the game for quarreling, using profane words on each other, an act that is against the big brother house rules. However, Khloe was lucky to return into the house when big brother presented an opportunity for two evicted housemates to be voted back into the house. This opportunity saw Khloe and Anto who had also been evicted earlier on, return into the big brother house.
Also, after staying three weeks in the house, Princess, Bitto, DeeOne and Vandora were evicted on the first live eviction show of the season hosted by Ebuka Obi-Uchenndu, making them the first set of housemates to be evicted from the show.  As the weeks went by, Ahneeka, Angel, Leo, IfuEnnada, Teddy A, Bam Bam, Rico Swavey, Anto, Khloe and Lolu were evicted  respectively from the show, leaving behind five housemates to battle for the grand prize.
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PDP: Party wants INEC to make public status of polling units in Nigeria

The party made the call in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday in Abuja. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to make public the location and status of polling units across the country.The party made the call in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday in Abuja.PDP alleged that INEC was secretly planning to create 30,000 illegal polling units in compromised areas in favour of All Progressives Congress (APC).The party alleged that there were series of “clandestine meetings’’ between “compromised officials of INEC and certain agents of APC.’’PDP said that from the meeting, there was plot to sneak in 30,000 illegal polling units in some remote areas and through which they planned to allocate votes to the APC.“Having completely lost confidence in the integrity of INEC under Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, we unequivocally demand that all processes leading to the 2019 must be subjected to open review of political parties and stakeholders at all levels.“In this regard, we demand that INEC makes public the location and status of all polling units.“We also demand that the report of INEC investigation of underage voters in various parts of the country, particularly, Kano and Katsina states be made public.”The party urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and monitor all processes leading to 2019 general elections, to ensure that it was not manipulated.Reacting to the accusation, INEC Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, toldNews Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the allegations were all false.Osaze-Uzzi said “everybody knows the number of polling units in the country being published by INEC.“The truth of the matter is that INEC cannot create illegal polling units because the law gives it the power to create polling units.“If the commission has the power to create polling units, you cannot say it has created illegal polling units. We are not aware of such units and it is not true.“However, any time we create additional polling units, citizens and stakeholders including political parties, media and Civil Society Organisations would be informed.

In Anambra: Erosion: Communities want Buhari to declare state of emergency

They made the request in Abuja on Friday when the traditional and town union leaders, led by the member representing the federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Rep Ben Nwankwo, visited Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The people of Orumba North and Orumba South in Anambra have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency to the unending erosion disaster in the federal constituency.They made the request in Abuja on Friday when the traditional and town union leaders, led by the member representing the federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Rep Ben Nwankwo, visited Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.The lawmaker told State House Correspondents after the meeting that the disaster was beyond the capacity of the affected communities and the state to handle.He said that the disaster required urgent intervention of both the federal government and international agencies.“We are here on a triple mission; the first is to commend the federal government of Nigeria through the Vice President on their very gargantuan input toward the burial of (late) Dr Alex Ekwueme.“The second mission is to notify them of the war going on in Orumba North and South between erosion and the people as to who owns the land.“While there is Boko Haram in the North East there is `erosion Haram’ in the South East particularly in Anambra state.“The Agulu-Oko-Nanka, down to Umunze is the deepest gully erosion in the country and we have notified the Vice President of this situation; about 100 houses have caved in and hundreds of people rendered homeless.“They are squatting at various places and we are asking for international intervention especially in the area of survey, risk assessment, mapping and ecological engineering.“But most importantly, the site in-toto should be declared ecological emergency to give it the attention it rightly deserves so that the international community should be able to come into it, otherwise the next two years there will be more disaster.’’Nwankwo said that the third plea was to ask the federal government to upgrade the two federal institutions in the area to degree-awarding institutions.They are the Federal Polytechnic, Oko in Orumba North and the Federal College of Education, Technical, Umunze in Orumba South.He explained that the request was to ensure that both institutions did not continue to produce manpower that would not be utilized by the industry.The lawmaker stated that the request was trendy and international adding that more than 13 countries had such polytechnic universities.Nwankwo commended the President in the onerous task of fixing Nigeria.The Rep said that the declaration of the erosion emergency was not essentially a legislative process but one that could be started by the executive.He said the communities had properly situated it with the executive domain and promised that when the leadership tabled it before the National Assembly, it would receive positive attention.Nwankwo said that the legislative instrument that would back the request was already before the National Assembly.The traditional ruler of Oko, Prof. Laz Ekwueme, added that the erosion situation in the region had continued to grow worse with every rain and called for urgent help by the federal government.“We are pleading and praying and urging the government to do everything possible to start work on it with international help.“It is beyond the community, beyond the state even beyond the federal government but it can initiate the process of getting outside bodies to assist.“We are in the great danger of losing the whole communities and beyond; whatever the media can do to help to urge everybody to come to assist and to save our souls we will appreciate it,’’ the monarch said.

Ayuba Wabba: Invasion of hallowed chamber: Threat to democracy – NLC

The President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, made this assertion in a statement he personally signed on Friday in Abuja. The invasion of the hallowed chamber of the Senate on Wednesday by hoodlums and miscreants, who carted away the mace, has been described as “a violation of the sanctity of the Senate and a threat to democracy’’.The President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, made this assertion in a statement he personally signed on Friday in Abuja.He said that the act represented a throw-back to those dark old days when we were without democracy, adding that it was equally a sad commentary on the quality of representation.NLC president said the Congress, therefore, condemned it in its entirety and called on all lovers of Nigeria to rise and condemn what he described as crude and sordid act or conduct.“The Senate, from the days of the Greeks and Romans from whom the world borrowed this concept of democracy, has always been a sacred arena for nobility (in carriage, thought or mind), the best and the brightest.“It has also been for the gifted in oratory, a hatchery of the supremacy of ideas delivered in the most sublime and profound language in furtherance of the interest of fatherland.“As a house packed full of representatives from different parts of the Republic, there are bound to be differences (of opinion, tactics, strategy) and even conflicts.“These are expected to be resolved in a dignified manner befitting of men and women of character and learning!“It is for this reason, there are rules of engagement that every member is made to understand as a precondition to swearing in.“It is in consideration of this that we consider what has happened as a big anomaly,” he said.Wabba said that labour also believed that the National Assembly security apparatus should be called to question for laxity or compromise.According to him, whereas they have often distinguished themselves by keeping at bay constituents and peaceful protesters from the precincts of the National Assembly, these thugs seemed to had walked on a laid red carpet.Could these agencies have been acting alone? What is the degree of their complicity? He queried.“Whichever way, we condemn this primitive conduct and demand sanctions. Let it never happen again. There are better methods no matter the issues,” he added.

In Lagos: 15 customers highbrow estate for energy theft trial, says EKEDC

EKEDC alleged that the customers stole energy by bypassing their meters. No fewer than 15 residents of Victoria Garden City (VGC), Ajah, on Lagos-Epe Badagry Expressway are to prosecuted for their alleged involvement in energy theft,  Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) said on Friday.EKEDC alleged that the customers stole energy by bypassing their meters.The Managing Director, Mr Adeoye Fadeyibi, who disclosed this at a media briefing, said no effort would be spared in dealing with energy theft.He said the VGC Estate used to be billed together as a single-customer using one meter.Fadeyibi said following agitations by residents for individual metering and billing system, the company installed meters for houses few months ago.“ It was unfortunate that while the company was doing everything to respond to its customers’ demands and give them the very best in service delivery, some unscrupulous elements are out to thwart the efforts and aspirations of the company.“The company is determined not to allow such people have their way in their illegal mission as all lawful means will be employed to bring them before the law to answer for their misdemeanour.“The war against energy theft is yielding result as more and more culprits are being brought to book,” he said.The EKEDC boss restated that there was no hiding place for energy thieves in the zone.

In Lagos State: Government plans 57 collection centres to reduce plastic pollution

Adebola Shabi, Special Adviser to the Governor on Cleaner Lagos Initiative, made this known during a news briefing on Friday in Lagos. The Lagos State Government says it will establish collection centres in 57 council areas to reduce plastic pollution across the state.Adebola Shabi, Special Adviser to the Governor on Cleaner Lagos Initiative, made this known during a news briefing on Friday in Lagos.Shabi said that the plastic collection centres would be established in conjunction with Visionscape Sanitation Solution.According to him, the scheme will be a form of job creation as youths will be encouraged to bring plastics to the centres in return for stipends.”The theme of the World Environment Day this year is plastic pollution, and that is one of the biggest menace in the state today.”So we are going to have 57 collection centres in the state, we are going to encourage youths to bring plastic to the centres and you are given something in return. Then the plastics will be sold to the public for reuse.”At the end of the day, this initiative is going to help clean up the environment, because we consume a lot of bottled water on daily basis in the state.”So this will reduce the amount of plastics in our drainages, it will reduce the amount of plastic in our canals and other places,” he said.The Special Adviser said that government came up with the strategy to ensure that waste was being evacuated from streets and residences.”We have been engaging different stakeholders, the waste collection operators, the community development committees, the market women, the civil societies, landlords and tenants associations and various NGOs in the state to assess how we have performed in the last one year.”There are still ongoing discussions with the waste collection operators, the former PSP operators and the state government, in conjunction with Visionscape to have as many Transfer Loading Stations, to ease the disposal of waste in the state.”Olusosun dumpsite has been shut down by his excellency because of the safety of the people working there and public health.”And we have been asking the trucks to be going down to Ewe Elepe and Epe and we are looking at the distance, as most of the waste collectors’ trucks cannot go far distance.”So, that is why we have resolved to have more transfer loading stations within the state and at night, Visionscape will evacuate all the waste from the stations to the Engineered Sanitary Landfill sites,” Shabi said.He said that the state generated 20,000 tonnes of waste daily which would be treated and sorted at the transfer loading stations before being taken to the Engineered Sanitary Landfills.Shabi said that 60 per cent of the segregated waste would end up in the landfills while 40 per cent would be recycled and reused for other purposes.”In the next few days, all the wastes we have been seeing on our roads will be evacuated.”In the next few months, Visionscape will take stock of more trucks to enhance performance in waste collection,” he said.According to him, Visionscape has distributed over eight million garbage bags and over 400,000 garbage bins in the last two months.”What we want from people living in Lagos is to generate your waste, bag your waste and drop them in front of the houses, for effective cleaning and preventive blockage of our drainages and canals.”The garbage bags and bins are meant for the waste generated, so please ensure that the wastes are being packaged and kept at the front of the houses,” he said.

Ruggedman romances Police, drops ‘Is Police Your Friend’ video

By Ayo Onikoyi
Ruggedman has finally released the video for his much talked about song, “Is Police Your Friend?”
Ruggedman
Ruggedy Baba is really out to ensure that the Nigerian police start doing the right thing, so they can get on the people’s good side.
The star-studded music video features the likes of comedians Frank Donga, Mr Hyenana. Actors Doris Simeone and Ijebu alongside fashion stylist Jerry of 710 Vision and singer Water.
According to the rapper, “Some clips you see in the video might not be for the weak-hearted, but we have to face reality and know when a menace has to be stopped.” The song was produced by Seanz Beat while the man behind the visuals is Dr Nell.
Recall that Ruggedman’s romance with the police started with the anti-SARS crusade, which ultimately earned an ambassador of the “Police and the Youth’ concert which held late last month.
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