Seven Reasons To Avoid Eating Ponmo

There is no doubt that many Nigerians enjoy eating the animal hides, locally known as ponmo, in Yoruba and kanda in Igbo because it is now a popular supplement in soups around Nigeria. Many Nigerians are simply at home with ponmo consumption but the recent announcement by the Federal Government proposing legislation to ban the consumption of animal skin to revive the comatose leather industry has sparked mixed reactions. In July 2019, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) warned Nigerians to be careful when buying Ponmo. NAFDAC DG Moji Adeyeye said their investigations revealed: “Unscrupulous businessmen and traders are now diverting animal hides meant for industrial use into the food chain for consumption”. Although, different health experts have argued for and against the nutritional value of Ponmo, it has not stopped those who love it (Ponmo) to stop consuming it. In fact, it has become a daily staple delicacy for consumption. But what are the hazards attached to eating Ponmo: 1. Most of these animal hides are meant for industrial use. The hides which are meant for …

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Man Accused Of Killing Ex-wife And Stepson In Rage Over Lights Being Left On In House

Michael Williams A 47-year-old American man allegedly shot dead his ex-wife and stepson over electricity usage because they left the lights on too long. Michael Williams from Florida, is accused of killing Marsha Williams and her adult son, 28-year-old Robert Adams at the home they all shared. Investigators say that the suspect became angry at the family home in Volusia County and told sheriff’s deputies that he had shot and killed them when they attacked him.“This is absolutely senseless. This is an argument over electricity,” said Chief Deputy Brian Henderson with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. “He felt that they were leaving the lights on in the house, so he went and put a lock on the box outside of the house to which Marsha and her son cut.” Investigators say there was a confrontation between the group on Sunday evening, September 18, after which Mr Williams called 911.“I had my weapon on me and while they were attacking me, I basically–I had to, basically, I shot them,” he allegedly told the operator. “You shot him?” the operator asked.“Yes, I shot him and his …

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APC Is Owing Us Our Salary – National Secretariat Workers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been accused of owing workers at its National Secretariat.  According to DailyTurst, some staff lamented that their welfare is not guaranteed under the leadership of the party chairman, Abdullahi Adamu as they are being owed salaries. Some aggrieved workers of the ruling party wondered how APC spent the money generated from the sales of forms during primaries.  Recall that the party pegged its presidential forms at N100m, governorship, N50m, senatorial, N20m, N10m for House of Representatives and N2m for state house of assembly aspirants.  One of the workers in the National Secretariat of the APC who spoke with Daily Trust said they had nothing to take home during Eid-el Fitri.  He said, “Rather, the leadership of the secretariat wrote to governors to make provisions for the Sallah package.“Consequently, the governors gave it a deaf ear pointing to billions generated from the sale of forms. That is the situation.” Another staff who spoke on the financial crisis in the ruling party said, he has been working in the National Secretariat since the merger of the party.  He …

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2023 Election: Nigerians Made Serious Mistake Electing APC, Buhari – NNPP

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has stated that it was a mistake on the part of Nigerians to have elected Muhammadu Buhari as president twice.  Recall that Buhari was elected in 2015 and 2019.  NNPP lamented that the country is now on life support because of Buhari.  The spokesman of the party, Agbo Major, stated this on Tuesday during a workshop on social media training for party officials ahead of the 2023 general election.  Major stated that the mistakes made by Nigerians have led to the worsening insecurity in Nigeria and a total collapse of the economy, calling on eligible voters in the country to vote wisely.  He said the NNPP was ready to rescue the country and give a new lease of life to the impoverished, oppressed and subdued citizens.  Major said, “The mistake of voting into power the outgoing All Progressives Congress in 2015 and repeating the same mistake in 2019 is what put Nigeria on political life-support which our great Party, the NNPP, is strongly determined to rescue and give a new lease of life to our …

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FCT Minister, Ramatu Aliyu Loses Mother

Ramatu Aliyu Hajiya Zainab Sidi Ali, the mother of the FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu is dead. The late Hajiya Zainab died on Tuesday evening after a brief illness. The Minister’s Special Adviser on Communication and Logistics, Atika Aliyu, confirmed this in a statement. According to Aliyu, the burial time of the late Hajiya Zainab, will be communicated at a later time. “With gratitude to Allah and total submission to his will, We announce the demise of Hajia Zainab Sidi Al, the Mother Of Hajia Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu (Honourable Minister of State for FCT). The burial arrangement will be announced later,” he said.

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‘Why drag Igbos into every problem in Nigeria’ – Okey Bakassi slams MC Oluomo for claiming Igbo are responsible for selling Tinubu stickers

Veteran Nollywood actor, Okey Onyebule better known as Okey Bakassi has tackled MC Oluomo, who is the chairman of Lagos State Parks and Garage Management Committee for suggesting that either the Igbo or the PDP may be responsible for selling stickers to commercial drivers and riders to fund Bola Tinubu’s presidential campaign. Precise Post recalls that a resident in Ikorodu, Halimat Rufai, had a shared a video showing some touts forcing tricycle operators to purchase Tinubu’s campaign stickers for N500. She explained that the tricycle operators usually were forced to pay for the stickers, a development that is currently generating confirmation on social media. But reacting to the video, Mr Akinsanya said it was either the Igbo or the PDP who are responsible for the ticket sales to discredit Tinubu, presidential candidate of the APC. He urged his supporters to hand over violators to the police after beating them. “Whether it is you, the Igbos who are devising these means or opposition PDP, don’t give us bad names,” he said in Yoruba Language in the video shared by Punch. “Anywhere you see …

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BREAKING: Senate Screens CJN Ariwoola

The Senate has begun the screening of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola. The motion for the screening was moved by the Senate Leader, Senator Ibrahim Gobir, at the plenary at 11:35am. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had called for the screening exercise to be moved forward from where it was listed on the order paper. Gobir moved that the Senate should resort into the Committee of the Whole to conduct the screening as well as suspend its relevant rules to admit the acting CJN Ariwoola and his entourage into the chambers. The motions were approved by the Senate. Thereafter, the acting CJN Ariwoola and all Justices of the Supreme Court, President of the Court of Appeal, President of the Federal High Court, President of the National Industrial Court and Secretary of the National Judicial Council, walked into the chambers and took their seats. The delegation was led by the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Babajide Omoworare. Details shortly…

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There’s no Ruger or Buju beef, I needed people to understand…’ – BNXN reveals

Singer BNXN fka Buju has said that there’s no beef between him and his colleague signed to Jonzin World, Ruger. BNXN fka Buju who emerged the winner of ‘Next Rated Artiste’ category at the 15th Headies Award held weeks ago, disclosed this while explaining why he acknowledged Ruger at the event. In the interview with The Nation, he averred that he’s focused on his music and his journey and not about another man. He said; “I NEEDED PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT HE IS THE LIST OF MY WORRIES, LIKE ON A LEVEL, IF IT IS COMPETITION-WISE, TALENT-WISE, OR ANYTHING HE IS JUST THE LEAST OF MY WORRIES, THIS IS NOT A THING I DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THERE IS A BUJU AND RUGER THING(BEEF). “I NEEDED PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT I’M DOING ME AND I AM MORE FOCUSED ON MY MUSIC AND MY JOURNEY TO EVEN CARING ABOUT ANOTHER MAN’S THING.”

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S3x alone can’t keep a man, make sure you’re bringing something to the table – Uchenna Nnanna to single

Happily married Nollywood actress, Uchenna Nnanna Maduka she penned an advice to the single ladies out there who still believe sex can hold down a man. According to the mother of two, there are better ways to have a successful relationship which includes bring a good adviser, moderate spender and bringing something to the table. “WHAT KEEPS MARRIAGE IS FOR YOU TO DO YOUR PART, MAKE SURE YOU’RE BRINGING SOMETHING TO THE TABLE. YOU SHOULD BE A GOOD ADVISER, A GOOD PLANNER, AND A GOOD SPENDER. DON’T LAVISH THE LITTLE YOUR HUSBAND IS BRINGING. AND APART FROM THAT, GOD IS THE ONLY ONE WHO KEEPS MARRIAGE. ALSO TRY TO STILL LOOK BEAUTIFUL FOR YOUR MAN. EXERCISE. I DON’T JOKE WITH EXERCISE. I ADVISE YOUNG GIRLS NOT TO WAIT TILL THEY GET MARRIED AND START HAVING CHILDREN BEFORE THEY’LL START DOING EXERCISE. I STARTED EXERCISING OVER 20 YEARS AGO, THAT’S WHAT HAS KEPT ME GOING,” SHE SAID.

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Actor, Jim Iyke conferred with a chieftaincy title in Ghana

Actor, Jim Iyke has been conferred with a chieftaincy title in Ghana. The movie star was conferred with the title “OHADIKE 1 OF NDIGBO” by HRH Dr AMB. Chuwudi J Ihenetu, Ezi Ndibgo Ghana. The chieftaincy title was conferred on the actor on the occasion of the 10th Yam Festival. According to HRH Dr AMB. Chuwudi J Ihenetu, the actor was recognised for his tremendous achievements and contributions to the African entertainment industry and Igbo people. With this, Jim Iyke joins the list of Nigerian celebrities who have been conferred with chieftaincy titles. In other news Mr. and Mrs. Ikoyi are at each other’s throats again, following a misunderstanding they had last night after he lifted up carelessly. The duo has always fought over disrespect from one party to the other, with constant threats from Sheggz to leave the relationship. Last night, Sheggz lifted Bella up in front t of the rest of the housemates, without the knowledge she had no underwear on. Sheggz insists he had no idea that was the case, although he was absolutely careful in lifting her up, …

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“I Have Been Married For 28 Years To One Woman” – Uche Edochie Speaks About His Young Brother, Yul Becoming A Polygamist

Uche Edochie, elder brother of Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has written a lengthy note to social media users who storm his page daily to abuse him because his brother took a second wife. Uche wrote on his Instagram page: “MY ART HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THE HUMAN CONDITION. TO UNDERSTAND HUMANS BETTER, I PERIODICALLY ENGAGE THEM IN VARIOUS WAYS TO PICK THEIR BRAINS ABOUT ALL KINDS OF ISSUES. I AM CURRENTLY EXPLORING A SERIES OF IDEAS ON THE SUBJECT OF REDEMPTION, TRUTH AND RESPONSIBILITY. SO I PUT OUT A POLL RECENTLY TO GUAGE PUBLIC SENTIMENT ON THESE TOPICS. IT WAS A SHORT VIDEO IN WHICH I ASKED THE PUBLIC HOW THEY WANT TO BE TREATED BY SOCIETY WHEN THEY MAKE MISTAKES. SIMPLE QUESTION WITH MOSTLY WILD AND SCATTER SHOT RESPONSES. THERE ARE TWO BROAD CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE THAT FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THERE IS THE ART CROWD AND THEN THERE IS THE REST. THE ART CROWD IS EASY TO IDENTIFY. THEY ARE PROFESSIONAL, INSIGHTFUL AND RESPECTFUL. THE OTHER HALF ARE A MIXED BAG OF PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF …

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Russia vs Ukraine War: This Isn’t Bluff – Putin Blows Hot, Threatens To Use Nuclear Threat

Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, has threatened to use nuclear weapon as war with Ukraine continues.  Putin speaking on Wednesday ordered Russia’s first mobilisation since World War II and backed a plan to annex swathes of Ukraine.  He warned the West he wasn’t bluffing when he disclosed he would be ready to use nuclear weapons to defend his country.  In the biggest escalation of the ongoing Ukraine war since Moscow’s February 24 invasion, Putin explicitly raised the spectre of a nuclear conflict, approved a plan to annex a chunk of Ukraine the size of Hungary, and called up 300,000 reservists. “If the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, we will, without doubt, use all available means to protect Russia and our people – this is not a bluff,” Putin said in a televised address to Russia.  Citing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, expansion towards Russia’s borders, Putin said the West was plotting to destroy Russia, engaging in “nuclear blackmail” by allegedly discussing the potential use of nuclear weapons against Russia, and accused the United States of America, the European …

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I Will Never Date A Musician Again – Stefflon Don

Stefflon Don, the British singer, has stated that she would never be involved with a musician following her split from Nigerian music icon, Burna Boy. Stefflon Don whose real name is Steph Victoria Allen dated Nigerian Grammy award-winner, Burna Boy for about two years and over before they parted ways following irreconcilable differences. On the New York radio station Hot 97, the host TT Torrez questioned her about if she “would like to date an industry man again or someone different?”. Her response was in the affirmative.”Certainly not musically. And that’s OK with me,” Stefflon Don stated. Aside from music, she was open to hearing about “anything else”

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World Peace Day: No nation can make progress without peace – Taraba Speaker

By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Professor Joseph Albasu Kunini has reiterated the importance of peace, stating that it is an inevitable part of every society and no nation, no matter how great, can progress without peace. Kunini who made this on Tuesday in a message to mark this year’s International Day of Peace, noted that the UN General Assembly designated 21st September every year as a period of non-violence and cease fire in war torn zones and this year’s theme is “End Racism. Build Peace.” According to him, Peace is inevitable and imperative, without which no nation or people can move forward. “A society without peace is akin to the Hobbesian state of nature where life is brutish, barbaric, short, dull and nasty” he said. Kunini who expressed concern over the crisis around the world generally and in Nigeria and Taraba state specifically said despite so much talks about peace, the situation still prevail, thereby making world peace elusive. “No serious nation pays lip service to issues of peace and security, hence Nigeria …

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Nollywood Actor, Jim Iyke, Receives Chieftancy Title

Popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has become a chief The actor received the chieftancy title on Sunday, in Ghana. The coronation took place alongside the occasion of the tenth Yam Festival and the actor was conferred with the title of, ‘Ohadike 1 of Ndigbo” by Her Royal Highness, the Eze Ndigbo Ghana, Dr. Chukwudi Ihenetu. According to Ihenetu, the movie star was recognised for his achievements and contributions to the African entertainment industry and the Igbo people. A number of Nigerian celebrities including music star D’banj, actor, Alex Ekubo and reality TV star, Teddy A, were conferred with chieftaincy titles in 2018.

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No Champions League games to be played outside Europe, UEFA president says

Berlin – UEFA president Aleksander Cerefin has dismissed rumours the governing body could take European Champions League games out of Europe. Media reports emerged this week suggesting UEFA’s executive committee were exploring options to stage marquee group stage encounters in neutral territory, such as the U.S., China and the Middle East. These proposals would come on the back of a dramatic revamp of the competition from 2024 onwards, which would see the group stage replaced by a league format. But plans to take matches further afield are hokum, according to Cerefin, who waved away such suggestions when asked during a press conference on Wednesday. “With all due respect to the media, it is impossible to imagine what kind of news can get out there,” he stated. “We never discussed this. “But suddenly we can read in certain media that this will happen, although this was never mentioned. Go and ask UEFA directly. “I would be in the know if there were any discussions about playing Champions League games outside Europe, and I do not know anything about it.” Real Madrid are …

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