Peter Okoye: Mr P pushes forward, announces new manager

Peter Okoye’s new management is led by a former singer and rapper. Peter Okoye, aka Mr P, one half of the defunct group P Square has announced the signing of a new manager.He shared 2 photos of himself with his new manager Emem Ema on Instagram. Emem is a former rapper and singer. She was a part of the girl group Kush, with TY Bello and Lara George.Mr P wrote on his Instagram:See the posts below:   After splitting from the group Psquare, Peter Okoye has quickly launched his solo career. He has two singles ‘Cool it down’ and ‘For my head.

Nigeria Professional Football League: 2017/2018 NPFL season to kick off January 14

LMC, who are the organisers of the NPFL have unveiled the calendar for the new season. The League Management Company (LMC)- have announced that the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season will kick off on Sunday, January 14, 2018. It’s been off season in the NPFL following the conclusion of the 2016/2017 season which Plateau United won.  LMC, who are the organisers of the NPFL have unveiled the calendar for the new season. The Super Six tournament which serves as an annual opener to the NPFL will hold from Monday, December 11 to Thursday, December 17. In the season’s calendar, there will be three midweek matches on match days 2, 4 and 5 while the mid-season break will be from April 30 to May 5. There will be a long break from June 14 to July 15 because of the 2018 FIFA World Cup which will hold in Russia. After the World Cup, the league will resume on July 18 with matchday 25 which will be the first of another three mid-week matches in the second stanza.

Opportunities Weekly: Techpoint Build, Bincom free PHP/MYSQL training, Findworka Saucecode Hackathon, others

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IGP Orders Additional Deployment Of Police Personnel In North East

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has ordered additional deployment of police personnel in some states in Nigeria’s North-East.
Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood, announced this in a statement signed by him on Wednesday at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
According to the police spokesman, all Commissioners of Police in charge of State Commands, their Supervising Assistant Inspectors General of Police, and other police formations nationwide have been asked to be on red-alert with effect from November 21.
He said the directive was given to nip in the bud and prevent the spread of the renewed Boko Haram attacks on soft targets, especially at mosques, churches, markets, and schools among other places of public gathering in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.
Mr Moshood was also hopeful that it would help to quell the recent attacks by armed bandits in Zamfara State and other vulnerable states in the country.

Tech: Rashida Jones says she left ‘Toy Story 4’ because of a lack of...

Rashida Jones and writing partner Will McCormack said they left “Toy Story 4″ due to a lack of diverse voices at Pixar.
On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter published a report with misconduct allegations against Pixar chief John Lasseter, and he took a six-month leave of absence.
The report said that Rashida Jones and writing partner Will McCormack left “Toy Story 4” early because of an unwanted advance by Lasseter to Jones.
Jones and McCormack denied this in a statement, and said the real reason they left was because of a lack of diversity at Pixar.
Rashida Jones says she left “Toy Story 4” early because of creative and philosophical differences, not because of an unwanted advance from Pixar chief John Lasseter (as reported Tuesday by The Hollywood Reporter).
Jones is listed as a co-writer on the screenplay for “Toy Story 4,” but left the project because her and writing partner Will McCormack did not feel that women and people of color had an equal voice at Pixar, she said in a statement.

Robert Mugabe: President’s exit marks end of sit-tight leadership in Africa

Alagbaoso made this remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Jerry Alagbaoso (Imo-PDP), has said that Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe’s resignation marked the end of sit-tight leadership style in Africa.Alagbaoso made this remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, shortly after the parliament began an impeachment process to end his four decades of rule.The 93-year -old Mugabe, who had ruled the country for 37 years, still clung on to power for a week after an army takeover and his expulsion from the ruling ZANU-PF party.Alagbaoso, who lauded the country’s army in handling the situation peacefully, said that Nigeria should learn a lesson from the situation.“Nigerians can learn the lesson of ensuring peaceful negotiations during difficult times from Mugabe’s case.

Climate Change: AfDB to support Nigeria to access Crop Insurance

The President of the AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina announced this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced plans to support Nigeria to access Crop Insurance, to mitigate the impact of climate change in the country.The President of the AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina announced this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.Adesina said that the bank would implement the support under its Second Climate Action Plan for 2016 to 2020.“When it comes to Climate Financing, what we will do is to support Nigeria, especially to have access to Crop insurance.”“A lot of pastoralists actually needs to have insurance as well because lack of access to water can become a big problem because of drought.”“Also, I have being a big supporter of the need for the global climate financing mechanism to support countries to pay the premium to insure them against catastrophic risk.

Mercy Johnson: Actress calls out fan who said her marriage would crash

Mercy Johnson has some not really nice words for fan who said her marriage would crash like that of Tonto Dikeh. Mercy Johnson isn’t taking it likely with anyone who is wishing that her marriage would crash like other celebrity marriages.The beautiful actress made this known when a fan posted a comment on her Instagram page after she had posted a video of herself and husband, Prince Odi in which she was singing for him.”This your husband dey shack you ooo, me u no go end up like Tonto dike ooo,” the fan had written on her page. Well Mercy Johnson wasn’t having any of those comments as she had some not really nice words for the fan “bros go chop grass abeg…grow up and wish others well and mock no one,” she replied.This latest development is coming barely 24 hours after Mercy Johnson had posted a video on her Instagram account in which she was singing to him. According to her, they are on a three-day getaway.  “Nothing for me ooo.

Breaking: Yakubu Aiyegbeni retires from professional football

Former Super Eagles forward Yakubu Aiyegbeni who played mostly in England and made name with Portsmouth and Everton FC has retired from professional football on his 35th birthday.
YakubuAiyegbeni, who also played for Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers, made 250 Premier League appearances and scored 96 goals in a career spanning 20 years.
He however also featured three times for fourth-tier side Coventry City this year before being released.
“I will like to officially announce my retirement from professional football today,” Aiyegbeni said on Wednesday.
The powerful striker scored 21 goals in 57 appearances for Nigeria and took part in four Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as well as the 2010 World Cup.
“The Yak… is third-best all-time scorer of the senior national team. Thank you for the memories,” the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) tweeted in a reaction.
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Everton Honour Aiyegbeni On 35th Birthday, Retirement

English Premier League club Everton have wished former Nigeria international Yakubu Aiyegbeni all the best as he retires from professional football.
Aiyegbeni announced his retirement from professional football on Wednesday while celebrating his 35th birthday.
Former Super Eagles striker Aiyegbeni joined Everton from Middlesbrough in 2007 and scored 25 goals in 82 appearances in four seasons with the club.
Reacting to Aiyegbeni’s retirement, Everton also sent birthday greetings to the former Nigerian international.
“Happy birthday – and happy retirement – Yakubu!,” the Toffees wrote on Twitter.

Quadri Leads Portugal’s Sporting In ETTU Champions League Battle

By Johnny Edward: Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri will be action for his Portuguese club Sporting when they take on Marcos Freitas’ French side, Pontoise Cergy, in third round of the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) Champions League in Group A on Thursday in Lisbon, reports.
The 29-year-old Quadri finished among the top eight in the men’s singles of the just concluded Swedish Open and will be looking forward to repeat last week’s feat against the Portuguese number one star Freitas, whom he defeated.
Quadri is the only African table tennis star featuring in the lucrative ETTU Champions League and he will be hoping to lead Sporting to their first qualification to the last eight of the competition.
Quadri defeated Freitas in four straight sets to qualify for the quarter-finals at the just concluded Swedish Open. The Quadri outclassed Freitas 11-6,11-4,13-11,12-10.

Missing $60bn: Reps flay CBN, FIRS over petroleum profit tax revenue

He said that the committee would conduct a public hearing as part of the process of investigating the allegation. House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions says it will investigate alleged missing 60.3 billion dollars Petroleum Profit Tax and Royalty revenues at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).Chairman of the committee, Mr Uzoma Nkem-Abonta (Abia-PDP), stated this on Wednesday in Abuja following failure by the CBN to appear before the committee to defend its submissions over the alleged infractions.He said that the committee would conduct a public hearing as part of the process of investigating the allegation.The allegation emanated from a petition by Mr Fidelis Uzonwani, a chartered accountant with Synergy Resources Nigeria Limited, to the committee.Uzonwani, who appeared at the committee’s sitting, told the members that “from 2004 to 2016, over 60 billion dollars of petroleum profit tax and royalty revenues were unaccounted for by the CBN’’.

Alex Ekwueme: Ex-VP’s family opens more condolence registers

The head of the family and traditional ruler of Oko, Igwe  Laz Ekwueme, said this in a statement issued in Awka on Wednesday. The family of former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, has opened more condolence registers in different locations to enable sympathisers to register their tributes and condolences.The head of the family and traditional ruler of Oko, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, said this in a statement issued in Awka on Wednesday.He said that the centres were opened in Oko the deceased hometown, London, Abuja, Lagos, Enugu, Abakaliki and Awka.According to him, the London centre is located at Nigeria High Commission, 9 Northumberland Avenue Westminster, London WC2N 5BX.He said the Abuja centre was at the ​International Conference Centre, Central Area, 11 ​900 Herbert Macaulay Way ​Abuja while the one for Lagos was at 4 Ikoya Avenue ​Ikoyi, Lagos.The Enugu centre is ​11 Ezzikwo Street Independence Layout, Enugu, while that of Abakaliki is ​Vice-Chancellor’s Office Ebonyi State University Abakaliki.

Nigeria Needs A Viable Opposition, Says Babangida

File photoFormer Military President, Retired General Ibrahim Babangida, says Nigeria needs a viable opposition to drive the political system in the country.
General Babangida said this on Wednesday during a meeting with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, at his country home in Minna, the Niger State capital.
Speaking before the meeting went into closed-door, the former military president and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) commended the governor for what he described as Wike’s strong political courage to stand by the party.
On the just concluded Anambra governorship election, the elder statesman said the process has been commendable from what he has read and heard so far, although his party lost in the election.
He, however, hopes that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other relevant institutions would extend such performance to other parts of the country, especially in the 2019 general elections.

Henderson admits Liverpool played below par

Jordan Henderson has frankly admitted Liverpool ‘let themselves down’ after their latest implosion in a big game away from home.
Liverpool stayed in Seville in Wednesday as the intention was to do a warm-weather training session ahead of Saturday’s collision with Chelsea but the day will have taken on the feel of a post mortem following the calamitous manner they allowed a 3-0 first-half lead to become a 3-3 draw.
They now face an anxious final night against Spartak Moscow that will determine whether they progress to the Champions League knockout phase or drop into the Europa League after Christmas; to throw away such a glorious opportunity was absurd.
Henderson, Liverpool’s captain, did not try to offer any excuses for the performance he and his team-mates produced in the second half. Instead, he bemoaned the manner in which they capitulated and was at a loss how the levels of their display were so wildly differing.
‘We have let ourselves down,’ said Henderson.