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Late Adebayo Faleti Predicted his own death Months back

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veteran performer, Adebayo Faleti, Popular for films like Thunderbolt: MagunAfonja and Saworoide, was pronounced dead on Saturday .

But before his death, he predicted his death less than a year ago.

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Baba Faleti talked about his death during a live stream at a celebratory event organised for him by Ibadan Film Circle in Ibadan. An event he could not attend due to his health condition and age.

Watch the video below:

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Nigerians Spend About $5 Billion Yearly To Fuel Their Generators – House Of Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara Raises Alarm

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said it’s highly unacceptable for Nigerians to be spending about $5 billion to fuel their generators annually.

Mr. Dogara stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at the public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Power on three Bills pending before the lower chamber.

According to him,  the house would support the Executive to find a permanent solution to the power problem in the country.

He explained that the lawmakers were reviewing some of Nigeria’s energy laws to provide an appropriate legal framework that would facilitate the exploitation of renewable energy to the benefit of the economy.

Dogara also stated that power is arguably the single most important driver of the national economy.

“Indeed, it is difficult, if not impossible, to imagine modern life without power. Our industries and factories need electricity to operate, and also our offices, homes, and businesses.

“It is estimated that Nigerians spend about $5 billion yearly to fuel their generators.

“This is an unacceptable situation and the House of Representatives stands ready to support the Executive arm of government to put a stop to this state of affairs.

“Renewable energy is a source of clean energy which is environment-friendly and is crucial to the economy of the future.

“We can only be self-sufficient in the energy field when we combine all our energy resources such as wind, solar, hydro, bio-mass, bio-fuel, landfill, sewage gas, solid waste, geo-thermal energy, ocean energy among others.

“Renewable energy sources are natural and often replenish themselves. Nigeria needs to invest more in renewable energy as fossil fuel is a diminishing asset.

“An appropriate legal framework to exploit renewable energy which is nature’s gift to mankind is not adequate in Nigeria.

“This makes it difficult to organise the sector in a commercially viable matter. Herein lies the merit and strength of this Bill under consideration,” the speaker said.

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Actor Yul Edochie Declares His Intention To Contest For Governor Of Anambra State

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Yul who is a son of legendary actor, Pete Edochie, has declared his intention to run for governor of Anambra state in the Novermber 18th 2017 governorship election of the state. He shared his campaign poster this morning but did not indicate the political party he would be running on.

“My name is Yul Edochie. And I’m running for Governor of Anambra State. 2017. We need a new brand of Leaders who will put the masses first. The older ones have failed us for too long…They have come to THE LAST BUS STOP!!!” he wrote

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Pres Buhari is in high spirit, he will soon return- Osinbajo says

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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, says President Buhari is in high spirit and would soon return home. Osinbajo paid President Buhari a visit in London yesterday evening. Speaking to state house correspondents just before the Federal Executive Council meeting, Osinbajo said;

“First you know I went to see him to check up on him and find out how he was doing. I have been speaking to him on the phone and I thought it would be a good thing to go and see him and check up on how he was doing and also to brief him on developments back at home. We had a very good time. We had a very good conversation on wide ranging issues. He is in very good spirit. He is recuperating very quickly and he is doing very well”.
Asked to speak on the state of President Buhari’s health, Osinbajo said “As I have said, he is in very high spirit. He is recuperating very quickly. We had a very long conversation. We spoke for well over an hour. His humor is all there. He is doing well”.
On when President Buhari is expected back home, the acting poresident said “I think very soon. Very very soon. I think we should expect him back very soon. As I said, he is recuperating very very fast”.

On when the two Ministers cleared by the senate would be sworn in, Osinbajo said he is not in a position to give a date for that.

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In some sense, Nigeria is fortunate to have Buhari as our leader- Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, says that Nigeria is fortunate in some sense to have a leader such as President Buhari. He said this when he spoke at the Quarterly Presidential Business Forum at the Presidential Villa, Abuja yesterday.

“I have said this repeatedly that in some sense, we are fortunate to have a leader like the President who, at least we know, is straightforward and honest and committed to
ensuring government expenditure is spent the way it should be spent and that people don’t do what they like. To that extent, I think we have the right environment at least in terms of government discipline to be able to deliver on the promises that we have made. All that I will just want to say to the private sector is to be sure that we have enough willing and able partners. There is no way we can ever be perfect. I mean government is a behemoth, where there are so many problems and issues”he said

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Some highly-placed personalities are behind Badoo cult- OPC leader, Gani Adams alleges

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National Leader of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress, OPC, Gani Adams, has alleged that some highly placed personalities are involved in the notorious cult group, Badoo, that have carried out series of attacks in the Ikorodu town. He made the allegation in a recent interview.

“For about two and half years, our coordinators in Ijede have been giving us a lot of information about Badoo. We realized that some highly-placed personalities were involved.

They use vacancy adverts, among others, to lure would-be Badoo members and they put up some telephone numbers. When you call the numbers, they will call you to come to their office and they will give you money for empowerment, like N250,000.

From what we have gathered, they normally buy the (bloodstained) handkerchiefs for N500,000, N1m or N1.5m.

A common man cannot afford that money. It is being organised by some prominent people. The Lagos State Government plays partisan politics with the lives and property of people whereas the first duty of government, whether federal, state or local, is to make sure the lives of the citizenry are protected”he said

In an interview with TVC yesterday, Adams refuted claims that some monarchs were behind the secret cult group. According to him, he can agree with allegations that some chiefs and groups are members of the cult but he would never agree that a monarch is involved in the cults activities.

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Terror suspect arrested over plot to assassinate French President Emmanuel Macron

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On Monday, a “far-right” extremist was arrested in France over an alleged plot to assassinate new French president, Emmanuel Macron.

The 23-year-old man was taken into custody in Paris on suspicion of planning to murder the President in a terror attack during the capital’s Bastille Day parade that’ll take place on July 14.

A prosecuting source told French radio station RMC that he was reportedly arrested after attempting to buy a Kalashnikov assault rifle online.  The suspect spoke of “extreme” nationalist views and also said he wanted to kill “blacks, Arabs, Jews and homosexuals”.
The suspect was also said to have threatened police with a kitchen knife as officers swooped to arrest him in the Argenteuil. Investigators later found more weapons in his car.
Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed on Monday through its spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre that he faces preliminary charges of planning an individual terrorist attack. She also said the suspect’s plans were vague and not yet finalised, adding he appeared to have been acting alone.
The suspect told police during an interview in custody that he wanted to make a political statement by assassinating the French President on the Champs-Elysees. 
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Always go around with a valid ID card- Lagos state Police command advises

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The Lagos state police command has released a statement advising residents of Ikorodu community to always have a valid ID card with them when going about their lawful businesses. According to the statement released by the force Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, this has become necessary following the series of operations lined up in the area by the state police command led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations.
Ikorodu has in the last one week, witnessed an increase in acts of jungle justice. Just last weekend, five persons including a Master of Ceremony, Chinedu Paul aka Think 2ice, were lynched and burnt to death by some angry Ikorodu residents who mistook them for members of the notorious cult group, Badoo, that have been attacking the community for over a year now.
Read the statement released by the state police command below

ATTENTION TO IKORODU RESIDENCE;

The Lagos state police command would like to inform members of the public especially residents in ikorodu and environs,that from henceforth everybody moving around that part of the state, residents, students or workers should always have on them a valid form of identification.

This has become important and necessary because of the series of police operations lined up in the area by the Lagos state police command led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations.

The Lagos state police command is deeply concerned about the criminal activities in the area which is not only unlawful but also affecting the integrity of the state.

The planned police operations demands residents to carry on them a valid form of identification which will be verified, in order not to be restricted or face apprehension as adequate security arrangements have been put in place for the safety of every Nigerian throughout the state by the police and other security agencies.

This order takes immediate effect from the 4th of July 2017.

Signed
ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole
Police public relations officer
Lagos State Police Command.
4th of July 2017

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APC GIVE’S UPDATE ON BUHARI’S HEALTH

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) says President Muhammadu Buhari is fast recovering from his illness contrary to allegations that he is on life support.

The National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, gave the assurance in Abuja while speaking with journalists at the end of a meeting between the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) and state governors elected on the party’s platform.

“We are glad to inform you that President Muhammadu Buhari is recovering in a very robust manner.

“We hope he takes it easy and when he comes back, I have no doubt at all that we will have a new and active period of activities.’’

He, however, said only the president’s doctors abroad could decide when he would be fit to return to the country.

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State had recently alleged that President Buhari was on life-support in a London Hospital where he is receiving medical attention.

The national chairman, however, refused to respond to the governor’s comment, saying he would do that at an appropriate time.

“If I respond, I will be dignifying him,” he said.

“At the appropriate time, people will answer him; at the appropriate level; at the appropriate time.

“He is in a different world altogether.’’

According to him, the party’s leadership has confidence in President Buhari.

He added that the meeting x-rayed the nation, ongoing agitation for its restructuring and inciting statements emanating from different parts of the country.

Mr. Odigie-Oyegun stressed that such inciting statements are not good “for the nation`s health and have to be stopped’’.

According to him, the party maintains its earlier position on the restructuring of the country as clearly stated in its manifesto.

He further said the party’s leadership would do all it could at all times to ensure that the unity of the country was preserved.

He added that the APC leadership was ready to listen to whatever grievances any group in the country might have.

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Kidnap kingpin, Evans, files another lawsuit against IGP, demands N300m in damages

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Notorious kidnapper, Evans, has filed another lawsuit against the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, challenging his continuous detention since his arrest on June 10th.The lawsuit was filed through his counsel at the Federal High Court, Lagos.

He is demanding N300 million in damages for his continuous detention without trial and being subjected to media trials.

Joined as respondents in his new lawsuit are the Nigeria Police Force, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command.

In the fresh lawsuit marked FHC/L/CS/1012/ 2017, Evans is asking the court to declare that his continued detention since June 10th without arraignment, violates his fundamental rights as guaranteed under the 1999 Constitution.

Evans is also asking the court to declare that his parade before the media at the Lagos state police command in Ikeja on June 11th by the police was unconstitutional since the police had no court order to that effect.

The notorious kidnapper is asking the court to order the police to arraign him before a court or set him free. He is also asking the court to order the respondents to jointly and individually, pay him the sum of N300 million as exemplary damages for illegal detention and alleged harm caused by the alleged media trial.

Evan is also seeking an order of perpetual injunction, restraining the respondents from further arresting, detaining, harassing, investigating or inviting him in relation to the facts of his case.

The court is yet to assign a judge to the case nor fix a date for hearing of his new suit.

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ASUU blames Federal/State Govt for Poor funding as 38 Nigerian Universities are forced to increase tuition fees

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No fewer than 38 universities across the country have increased their tuition fees as a result of poor funding by the Federal and State governments.
The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr. Deji Omole, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday.

The statement which assessed the two years of President Muhammadu Buhari in office, lamented that the current government had made Nigerians poorer.
Omole said that the public education was not taken seriously because most children of the rich and those in high offices do not attend school in Nigeria.
“The latest increment might be attributed to poor funding by the federal and state governments as ASUU poorly rated the President Muhammadu Buhari in the area of funding of university education.
ASUU also noted that it would be difficult for any Nigeria university to effectively compete globally with the inadequate allocation of budgetary funding as prescribed by UNESCO to fund education.
It was learned that University of Lagos (UNILAG) which was paying N14, 500 would now pay N63, 500 as tuition fees.
Other institutions that increased their fees include, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), from N27, 000 to N41, 00; University of Nigeria (UNN), from N60, 450 to N66, 950; Obafemi Awolowo University, from N19, 700 to N55,700.
Others are Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), from N20, 100 to N65,920; Bayero University, Kano, from N26,000 to N40,000; the University of Abuja, from N39,300 to N42,300 and Usman Danfodiyo University, from N32,000 to N41,000.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), from N36,000 to N41,000; University of Benin (UNIBEN), from N12, 000 to N49,500; the University of Ilorin, from N16, 000 to N75,000 and Federal University of Technology, Akura (FUTA), from N13, 560 to N83,940.
Also on the list are Federal University, Minna (FUTMINNA), from N20,000 to N37,000; the University of Calabar, from N30,500 to N42,750 and University of Uyo, from N71, 000 to N84, 250.
Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, from N16,000 to N40,000; Osun varsity, from N95,000 to N135,500; Anambra State University, from N76,000 to N139, 000 and Lagos State University, from N96,750 to N158,250.
Ibrahim Badamosi Babangiga University, Lapai, from N25, 000 to N52, 000; Imo State University, from N120,000 to N150,000; Plateau State University, from N50,000 to N100,000 and Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, from N57,000 to N75,000.
Others are: Ibadan Polytechnics, from N30,000 t0 N50,000; Abia Polytechnics, from N56,550 to N61,000; Auchi Polytechnic, from N14, 800 to N28,000 and Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, from N70,000 to N80,000.
Enugu State University of Science and Technology, N104,900 to N124,900; Kwara Polytechnic, Ilorin, from N28,000 to N44,000; Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), from N65,000 to N72,500 and Tai Solarin University of Education, from N66,500 to N76,500.
Afe Babalola University, from N675,000 to N1,075,000; Igbinedion, from N540,000 to N820,000; Crawford University, from N400,000 to N600,000 and Redeemers University, from N545,000 to N605,000.
Covenant University, from N774, 500 to N814, 500, while Benson Idahosa University increases it tuition fees from N284, 300 to N1, 150,000.
Poor funding by Federal/State Govt force 38 Nigerian Universities to increase tuition fees – ASUU
No fewer than 38 universities across the country have increased their tuition fees as a result of poor funding by the Federal and State governments.
The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr. Deji Omole, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
The statement which assessed the two years of President Muhammadu Buhari in office, lamented that the current government had made Nigerians poorer.
 Omole said that the public education was not taken seriously because most children of the rich and those in high offices do not attend school in Nigeria.
“The latest increment might be attributed to poor funding by the federal and state governments as ASUU poorly rated the President Muhammadu Buhari in the area of funding of university education.
ASUU also noted that it would be difficult for any Nigeria university to effectively compete globally with the inadequate allocation of budgetary funding as prescribed by UNESCO to fund education.
University of Lagos (UNILAG) which was paying N14, 500 would now pay N63, 500 as tuition fees.
Other institutions that increased their fees include, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), from N27, 000 to N41, 00; University of Nigeria (UNN), from N60, 450 to N66, 950; Obafemi Awolowo University, from N19, 700 to N55,700.
Others are Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), from N20, 100 to N65,920; Bayero University, Kano, from N26,000 to N40,000; the University of Abuja, from N39,300 to N42,300 and Usman Danfodiyo University, from N32,000 to N41,000.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), from N36,000 to N41,000; University of Benin (UNIBEN), from N12, 000 to N49,500; the University of Ilorin, from N16, 000 to N75,000 and Federal University of Technology, Akura (FUTA), from N13, 560 to N83,940.
Also on the list are Federal University, Minna (FUTMINNA), from N20,000 to N37,000; the University of Calabar, from N30,500 to N42,750 and University of Uyo, from N71, 000 to N84, 250.
Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, from N16,000 to N40,000; Osun varsity, from N95,000 to N135,500; Anambra State University, from N76,000 to N139, 000 and Lagos State University, from N96,750 to N158,250.
Ibrahim Badamosi Babangiga University, Lapai, from N25, 000 to N52, 000; Imo State University, from N120,000 to N150,000; Plateau State University, from N50,000 to N100,000 and Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, from N57,000 to N75,000.
Others are: Ibadan Polytechnics, from N30,000 t0 N50,000; Abia Polytechnics, from N56,550 to N61,000; Auchi Polytechnic, from N14, 800 to N28,000 and Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, from N70,000 to N80,000.
Enugu State University of Science and Technology, N104,900 to N124,900; Kwara Polytechnic, Ilorin, from N28,000 to N44,000; Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), from N65,000 to N72,500 and Tai Solarin University of Education, from N66,500 to N76,500.
Afe Babalola University, from N675,000 to N1,075,000; Igbinedion, from N540,000 to N820,000; Crawford University, from N400,000 to N600,000 and Redeemers University, from N545,000 to N605,000.
Covenant University, from N774, 500 to N814, 500, while Benson Idahosa University increases it tuition fees from N284, 300 to N1, 150,000.
Meanwhile, ASUU President Biodun Ogunyemi, has vowed that the union would resist any attempt to increase tuition fees in the country’s public universities.
In an exclusive chat with Premuim Times, he said ASUU could go on strike, if the government failed to meet its demand for adequate funding of institutions and payment of salaries.
Ogunyemi also said the union would not accept any increase in fees by state or federal governments.
 “We will not tolerate any attempt to increase tuition fee, we are against telling people to pay more, even the current fees, we are still fighting them, we as a body have always stood against fee increment and we will continue to stand against it,” he said.
 The union leader spoke against the backdrop of reports of a possible increase in tuition fees in universities by the federal government.
According to him, ASUU has been engaging the federal government since November 2016 on issues rocking the university system.
He said:  “The truth is there are lots of issues rocking the system. We have made our position known to the federal government; we have also written to state governments who have refused to give subvention to their universities.
 “Some of them cannot sustain one university and they go on to establish two or three, compounding the issues.
“We have given the government till June ending to attend to our needs.  If the government does not call us by June ending, we will convey a meeting to take our position.
“However, we are trying to engage the government but if they don’t invite us to a meeting before June ending, we will still take our position on whether we are going on strike or not.
“But that will not be like early July but middle or late July, that is if they don’t heed to our demands, which includes payment of salaries, funding, research and lots more.”
Asked if ASUU would initiate a meeting with the federal government, he said: “we will not initiate any meeting if they don’t call us, we can’t initiate a meeting.”
He added that the feedback received from the petitions written to the government would determine whether there would be a strike or not.
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