NYSC members refurbish abandoned borehole for Osun community

Corps members serving in Òkè-ìlà community in Ifedayo Local Government Area of Osun State have put smiles on the faces of the people of the community by refurbishing two long abandoned boreholes in the community.
The projects, which were carried out on Thursday, were commissioned by the Orangun of Òkè-Ila, HRM, Oba Adedokun Omoniyi Abolarin.

According to a statement by the NYSC, in Abuja yesterday, the monarch commended the corps members for their selfless contribution to the community, stating that their presence have always been a great source of motivation and inspiration for the youths and children in the community.

“You have indeed shown to me and my people that the NYSC training was indeed worthwhile.
“Aside your imparting knowledge in our children in the classrooms, you have surprised us further by working towards making portable water available for our people. You have done well,” the monarch said.

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Nigeria Records One Death, 159 New Cases Saturday

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that 159 new COVID-19 cases were reported across 13 states of the federation on Saturday. The agency also said one death was recorded from the virus on Saturday.

The centre, in an update shared on its Facebook page late Saturday night, said the country’s fatality toll from the disease now stands at 2,856.

It added that the latest figure of confirmed cases has increased Nigeria’s infection toll to 210,295, noting that the active cases are 9,248, with 198,191 cases already discharged.

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Revealed: Senator Dino Melaye Did Not Graduate With A First-Class Degree From Baze University – Sources

Former Kogi West Senator in the eighth National Assembly, Dino Melaye, graduated with Second Class Lower Division and grappled with several “carry-overs” while studying Law at the Baze University in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, SaharaReporters has learnt.

SaharaReporters obtained the Baze University convocation booklet which showed, contrary to trending reports that Melaye finished top of his class, that the senator finished with a second class division degree.
Sources told SaharaReporters that Melaye, with Matriculation Number, BU/18B/LAW/3226, also had “carry-overs” during his degree.

“Contrary to trending stories that Dino graduated on top of his class with a First Class Degree, he never did and actually had several carry-overs for the period he studied law at Baze. He barely managed to graduate,” one of the sources told SaharaReporters.

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2023 Zoning Battle: I will resign as PDP leader if… — Iyorchia Ayu, northern nominee for National Chair

Dr Iyorchia Ayu recently emerged as the consensus candidate of the North for the position of National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ahead of the party’s convention next week.

In this interview, the former Senate President says Nigerians will support a rejuvenated PDP to unite Nigeria, restore hope and expand the economy.
He describes the All Progressives Congress, APC, the ruling party at the federal level, as a complete indisciplined alliance that has failed Nigerians. Excerpts:

Does your adoption as the consensus PDP candidate of the North mean that we should be looking forward to a mere coronation on the 30th and 31st of October when the party holds its National Convention?
Well, it’s not a coronation because we don’t run chieftaincy title in the party; therefore, we don’t coronate in the party. We are still going to follow the democratic process. I’m only a consensus of the North, so the rest of the country has to accept me and the law provides that we go to the convention and do the voting.

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BbNaija update: Saga never asked me out, Nini declares

The romance between Saga and Nini made big headlines during the just conclude wad Big Brother Naija reality TV show Season 6 tagged “Shine Ya Eye’.

Saga appeared to be hopelessly in love with Nini while Nini seemed to be toying with his emotions. Now after the show, the reality is beginning to materialise as Nini in a chat with Potpourri revealed that Saga never made the move.

“First of all, I was not playing hard to get for Saga.

We had a mutual friendship. Saga never asked me out, so there was no playing hard to get because nobody wanted to get me, and Saga never said he wanted to date me.

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Testimonies as Okunbo’s children visit orphanage where dad was born

Even in death the philanthropic gestures of the late business mogul, Captain Wells Idahosa Okunbo, are alive. His children, led by the wife of Olu of Warri, Olori Atuwatse III, and his first son, Osahon Okunbo, are following in his footsteps in that area.
Recently, they visited the Oronsaye Maternity and Orphanage home where the late Okunbo was born 63 years ago.

They were at the place to present gift items in continuation of a cause their late dad was committed to.
According to the manager of the facility, Patrick Oronsaye, whose mother, a daughter of Oba Eweka II established the place, said the late Okunbo had an emotional attachment to the home.

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Flavour, Grammy-award winner Commissioner Gordon to headline African Music concert in New York

The star-studded event, according to the organisers, will be held at Sound of Brazil, 204 Varick street, New York City on November, 3rd, 2021.

The event, as revealed by the organiser was borne out of a strong desire to celebrate the best of African music on global stage while also creating a memorable end to a rather tough year.

Other African stars to feature in the show are Ghanaian Prince Bright, Isaac Katalay from Congo and Sierra Leone budding star, Ajay Coker.
Also expected to be in attendance include, American record producer and Multi-Grammy award winner Commissioner Gordon Williams, some top music executives and several UN officials.

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Oyo jail break shows poor security system in Nigeria – Gidamayi

Everyday we hear of security defeating terrorists, yet no one sleeps with their two eyes closed.”

A Chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Samson Gidamayi, on Saturday, said the Oyo prison jail break has exposed the poor security system in the country.

Recall that the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Oyo State Command, on Saturday confirmed a jail break in its facility.

Olanrewaju Anjorin, Public Relations Officer of the command confirmed that 837 awaiting trial inmates escaped from the Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo Town when suspected gunmen attacked the facility.

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Anambra election: I will be declared winner – Ifeanyi Ubah boasts

Ifeanyi Ubah, the governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party, YPP, in next month’s Anambra State gubernatorial election, on Saturday, said he would emerge the winner of the poll. Ubah said his knowledge in law would help him as the next governor of Anambra State.

He spoke with journalists after he was awarded a Bachelor of Law degree at the Baze University in Abuja.
The Anambra South Senator said he was able to combine his academic works and legislative activities because he set his agenda and always ensured that his priorities were always right.

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President Muhammadu Buhari to unveils e-Naira Monday – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN on Saturday, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has been scheduled to formally unveil the e-Naira on Monday.

The e-Naira marks a major step forward in the evolution of money and the CBN is committed to ensuring that the e-Naira, like the physical Naira, is accessible by everyone”.
According to the statement the launching of the e-Naira would mark the beginning of more research for the enhancement of the platform.

A statement issued on Saturday by CBN’s Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, stated that the e-Naira is now expected to be activated on Monday by the president.

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