CBN Policy : Ohanaeze Ndigbo Throws Weight Behind Emefiele

By Lateef Taiwo Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has thrown its weight behind the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, new cash policies. The CBN had within the week announced some cash withdrawal limit policies, a development that mixed reactions from Nigerians. However, in a statement on Saturday, the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said the youths were in support of the apex bank. Okwu, who berated members of the National Assembly for kicking against the policy, said corruption was fighting back. He said, “at a time the economy is bleeding, Nigerians should support any measure aimed at stabilizing the Naira. The cash withdrawal limit is an effective monetary policy. “We the Igbo youths are firmly in support of the policy as it would aid in fighting corruption which has been entrenched in the Nigeria system. “We also have no doubt that it will help in the stabilisation of the exchange rate and reduce inflation. “Besides, it is also a bad market for all vote buyers. As Nigerians prepare for the …

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2023: We’ll Vote Presidential Candidate That Has Agenda For Us – South South Group Vows

By Sylvanus Viashima The South South Community in the FCT says it would only vote for a presidential candidate that has a positive agenda for the South South region. Amb. Dickson Omoregie, President of the community made the declaration on Sunday in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja. Omoregie noted that the region was embroiled in both economic and environmental challenges which are surmountable but lamented why serious attention was not given to the challenges. He said that the time have come for the region to take its destiny into it hands by only supporting a candidate that have love and concern for the region. The Leader advised politicians in the region not to support candidates based on their personal interest but rather support candidates for the interest of the people of the region.Omoregie advised people of the region to eschew political bitterness and conduct themselves in peaceful manner during and after electioneering campaigns. ” In his words, I am also advising politicians in the region to take the interest of the region above personal interest and caution …

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Borrow wisdom from Korra – Uche Maduagwu advises DJ Cuppy after she revealed her man’s obsession

Controversial actor turned relationship advisor, Uche Maduagwu has advised DJ Cuppy to be weary of her fiance, Ryan Taylor. DJ Cuppy had earlier advised Nigerian ladies to get a man that is obsessed with them. She shared a loved-up video with her fiance and revealed that Ryan is obsessed with her. She captioned the loved-up video with, “Get you a man that is OBSESSED with you”. Reacting to the obsession Ryan Taylor has for DJ Cuppy, Uche Maduagwu advised her to take a cue from what happened to Nigerian- American dancer, Korra Obidi. According to Maduagwu, Ryan’s obsession is a red flag that DJ Cuppy should pay attention to. He also noted that any man who is superfluously obsessed with a woman is after his own personal interest. Sharing a picture of DJ Cuppy, he wrote: Dear Cuppy, a a good relationship is built on real love, not obsession, any man that is obsessed with you is only after material gain. Everyone know your papa na billionaire. aunty borrow wisdom from Korra, not all that glitter na gold. Captioning the post, he wrote: …

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Sit-at-home: Gunmen kill actor, Osita Iheme’s brother, injure commissioner and others in Imo

Parts of Owerri, Mbaitoli and environs in Imo State came under attacks on Friday afternoon, December 9, 2022, by gunmen who were enforcing the five-day sit-at-home order. The gunmen struck at different locations and killed a policeman, Prince Iheme, elder brother to Nollywood actor, Osita Iheme popularly known as Pawpaw. The gunmen also macheted the state Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Martin Eke. It was gathered that the gunmen who rode in Trundra operational vehicles, shot sporadically forcing people to scamper for safety. While businesses abruptly wounded up, the roads were deserted as motorists abandoned their vehicles and ran helter skelter. At Orji, near Owerri, the state capital, the gunmen wearing black clothes in three vehicles attacked residents and passersby, including policemen. Eyewitnesses told Punch that the gunmen met policemen at 7up junction at Orji and shot one cop dead. Another eyewitness said: ” I just escaped death by a whiskers now. They stopped before us and and asked us to go home. They didn’t shot at us maybe because I was in the midst of some elderly women. It was also gathered that the …

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Maradona is watching us from heaven and pushing us – Lionel Messi

Football star,  Lionel Messi has said that Argentina have felt the presence of the late football legend, Diego Maradona throughout their World Cup campaign, including on Friday December 9, when they beat the Netherlands on penalties to reach the semi-finals. Messi inspired Argentina into a last four meeting with Brazil’s conquerors Croatia after he set up Nahuel Molina’s opener before the break and added the second from the penalty spot. But Argentina blew a two-goal lead deep into stoppage time before goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez kept his cool to save the first two Dutch penalties and Lautaro Martinez scored the decisive spot kick to send them through. An ecstatic Messi, who is still hoping to win his first world cup before he retires said; “Diego is watching us from heaven. He is pushing us and I really hope this stays the same until the end,” Messi told reporters. “When Lautaro scored and we qualified there was a huge joy. It was a weight off our chest,” Messi added. “It was a very hard match. From the beginning it was a really …

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Family exhumes grandma who was buried 10 years ago

A family in the Dominican Republic exhumed their grandmother nearly a decade after her burial. When Margarita Rosario was dug up at La Colonia Cemetery in Jarabacoa, she was found to still have a full head of hair, some skin, and enough bones to be able to stand with little support, relatives told Jam Press. A video shot outside the graveyard shows a man holding the corpse up while a woman dresses her in a white nightgown. A small group crowded to watch the corpse standing after being exhumed. Local residents also expressed shock over how well Rosario had been preserved. “She was a good person in life. That’s why she is still preserved,” one Jarabacoa local said. Another noted the body “keeps standing up and everything.” “Intact, incredible skin as if the years had not passed,” a third person said in the video. Others were not pleased the family disturbed their grandmother’s rest. “Now let the poor grandmother rest, wow,” one said. The family did not state why they exhumed the body.

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Qatar 2022: Croatia dump Brazil out of World Cup

Brazil have been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, after they lost in a penalty shoot-out to Croatia on Friday. The Selecao came in the first quarter-final tie as hot favourites, having seen off South Korea 4-1 in the previous round. However, they struggled to break through Croatia’s defence and when they did, Dominik Livakovic produced excellent saves to keep his team in it. Neymar eventually broke the deadlock in the first half of extra time, finishing off another fine team move. There was late drama with Bruno Petkovic’s deflected effort making it 1-1. The game went to penalties, where Rodrygo and Marquinhos missed from 12 yards. Croatia will now face the winner of Argentina vs Netherlands in the semi-finals.

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My Best Feeling Ever Is Beating Brazil -Borna Sosa

By Chris Udochukwu Croatia defender Borna Sosa said beating Brazil was the “best feeling ever” after his team dumped the five-time champions out of the World Cup to reach the semi-finals in Qatar. The game went to penalties after a 1-1 draw and Croatia won the shootout 4-2. “There were a lot of emotions, a lot of happy tears there,” Sosa said. “We are really showing many, many (good) results with our country. Nobody expects this, nobody believes in us, never, so that’s why it’s really emotional when you achieve things like this, when you beat Brazil. “For me Brazil is football, and football is Brazil. To beat Brazil is maybe the best feeling ever.” “For me he’s in the top five midfielders of all time, to be honest, because I think nobody, absolutely nobody, performed on his level at 37 years old,” said Sosa. “He’s showing from year to year how important a player he is for us and Real Madrid, and when it’s most important he gives us this experience and confidence. “He’s really calm on the ball …

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Chatham House Outing: Tinubu Shows He Has Competent Team – Fani-Kayode

By Chris Udochukwu The Director New Media of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council and former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday, October 24, 2022 A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Femi Fani-Kayode, says the Chatham House outing by the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, shows how competent his team is. Fani-Kayode said this while defending Tinubu’s delegation of questions thrown at him at Chatham House to some of his associates. He dismissed the notion that the APC flag bearer’s action was because he was not capable of answering them. “He was proving to the world that Nigeria has not only capable leaders like himself but also capable disciples, those with him at Chatham House and back here in Nigeria that would form part of his inner circle and his team when he forms government, and I am very proud of that,” he said on Friday’s edition of Channels Television’s Politics Today. “For people to assume that he cannot answer simply because he delegated, he had an interview with …

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Alleged N-Power Fraud: D’Banj Regains Freedom 72 Hours After Detention

By Chris Udochukwu Popular musician, Daniel Oladapo, also known as D’Banj, has regained his freedom. His release comes 72 hours after being detained by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over the allegations of fraud associated with the N-Power Programme. The N-Power is a scheme established by President Muhammadu Buhari on June 8, 2016, to address the issues of youth unemployment and empowerment, and help increase social development. In a statement on Friday, D’banj’s lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said the self-acclaimed Koko Master was released on self-recognition. Olajengbesi noted that the singer cooperated with the Commission during its investigation. He however didn’t clarify if the anti-graft agency granted his client administrative bail. “After 72 hours of unfair detention and false allegation against Mr. Daniel Oladapo (D’banj), the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Friday afternoon released the popular singer,” the statement read. “It is instructive to note that the ICPC released D’banj on self-recognition after the agency could not find anything incriminating on him. “Nigerians must be told the truth that D’banj is …

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Orbih to Gumel: Step Aside Honourably

By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu President of Badminton Federation of Nigeria, Francis Orbih has advised outgoing president of the Nigeria Olympics Committee, NOC, Mr. HABU Gumel to step aside from the race for presidency of NOC. He gave the advice while speaking with journalists at the ongoing National Sports Festival, NSF in Asaba, Delta State yesterday. Mr. Orbih who is also vying for the post of vice president said, “Yes, the NOC election is coming up and I belong to the school of thought which strongly believes that if you keep the same thing over and over you will continue to get the same result. So, for me I am for paradigm shift. Let there be a move away from the past, lets have new people, new hands to come in and try something new, how we can reposition NOC, that is where I stand.” “For people who have been there for so long we appreciate what they have done. We cannot say they have not done anything. They have tried and we thank them very much, but we feel it …

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