Ex-presidential aide Doyin Okupe says son’s gay status is spiritual

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s spokesman, Doyin Okupe, says his son’s decision to openly declare himself a homosexual is a spiritual challenge. “For me I look beyond the surface or the physical. Here I see a major spiritual challenge…,” Okupe wrote on his Facebook page. “But I know as my God liveth, this whole saga will end up in Praise to the Almighty Jehova who I serve day and night.” Okupe’s statement came a day after his son Bolu announced his gay status in an Instagram post in which he held…

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FirstBank strengthens financial inclusion with largest agent banking network, empowers SMEs

At present, there are over 86,000 banking agents across 772 out of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria, a demonstration of FirstBank’s commitment to deepening financial inclusion and ensuring the unbanked are adequately catered for. In an interview with BusinessDay, Adesola Adeduntan, FirstBank’s CEO, noted that over N9.6 trillion had been processed through the bank’s agent network. As he explained, FirstMonie agents have supported several government and NGOs’ cash transfers to the poorest of the poor in the rural areas. Additionally, selected FirstMonie agents in the rural communities are…

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Reps diagrees with FG on school resumption, wants three-month postponement

The House of Representatives disagreed with the Federal Government for giving schools the go-ahead to resume on Monday, January 18th despite the increasing cases of COVID-19. It demanded postponement of resumption for three months, where necessary safety measures weren’t put in place and compliance with protocols low. In a statement by The Committee on Basic Education and Services, issued by it’s chairman, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere titled “School resumption: Are we truly prepared?” ‌ The statement reads: “House of Representatives, has received with concern the decision of the Federal Government to…

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Ibadan residents protest as Amotekun operative kills 23-year-old man

Protest in Mokola area in Ibadan, Oyo State halted activities for hours in the State capital, as some residents staged a peaceful protest against an operative of the Oyo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun who killed a 23-year-old man, Tosin Thomas. It was gathered that, Thomas had engaged the Amotekun operative in a hot argument and in anger, the local security guard pulled the trigger and shot Tosin. Some residents who tried to prevail on the operative were also threatened. Thomas was pronounced dead at the University College Hospital (UCH),…

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Donald Trump becomes the first US president to be impeached twice

Donald Trump became the first president in the history of the United States of America, to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to charge him with inciting last week’s mob attack on Capitol building. The Senate will not hold a trial before January 20, when Joe Biden assumes the presidency, meaning Trump will escape the risk of being forced to leave early. He will, however, depart in disgrace — and likely due to face a Senate trial later. The only question in the House had…

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NIMC to subscribers: You can’t link SIM with BVN-generated NIN

The National Identity Management Commission says Subscriber Identification Modules(SIM) would not be linked with National Identity Numbers generated through Bank Verification Numbers. This was disclosed on Tuesday, in tweets via its official Twitter handle, stressing that individuals with BVN-generated NINs should visit NIMC offices to validate their NINs. It said the BVN-generated NIN would not work on its newly inaugurated mobile app. “You must complete your NIN registration even if your BVN has generated a NIN,” the commission stated. It added, “If your NIN was generated due to the BVN…

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Kwara: Director of Agriculture ministry found dead in his office

It was a rude shock for workers of the Kwara State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, when the news broke out that a Director in the ministry, Dr. Khalid Ibrahim Ndaman, was suddenly found dead in his office, barely one hour after he resumed to his office on Monday morning. It was gathered that Dr. Ndaman who until his death was a Director of Veterinary, was sighted coming to office in the morning hale and hearty. Further checks revealed that it was when one of the staff went to…

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Donald Trump’s account permanently banned by Twitter

For repeatedly violating its rules, the social media giant, Twitter Inc, has permanently banned the United States President, Donald Trump’s personal account. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the company wrote in a blog post on Friday. The company announced the ban two days after Trump was initially suspended Wednesday for posting…

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Malami stops NDLEA’s recruitment exercise due to Covid-19

Attorney General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has issued a directive to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA to suspend its planned screening and documentation exercise for 5,000 new recruits. Malami said his attention was drawn to a directive the NDLEA gave the 5,000 candidates to appear at its Academy, Citadel Counter-Narcotics Nigeria, CCNN, Katton-Rikkos, Jos, Plateau State for the screening and documentation exercise between January 10 and 23, 2021, at 0900 hours daily. The AGF admitted that the exercise was long overdue…

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Chief(Mrs) Eleto talks about her NGO plans for 2021

The founder of Inclusive Social Welfare and Empowerment Foundation, Chief(Mrs.) Pat Eleto says her New Year resolution for 2021 is to build on the successes recorded last year, and to continue to spread love this year by assisting more people who are less privileged. According to the amiable woman, she said “The Covid-19 pandemic really affected a lot of businesses last year, and a lot of job losses were recorded, making the number of people who needs help to increase, but we thank God for what we were able to…

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