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Former first lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi dies at 97

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  Wife of late Nigerian Military Head of State, Major General J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Victoria, is dead. The former First Lady died peacefully on Monday morning, August 23 at the age of 97. She would have been 98 on November 21, 2021. Her husband, and the Supreme Commander of the National Military Government, was killed on July 29, 1966. Chief Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi never re-married.

NIGER STATE CLERICS MEETS AND PLEADS WITH BANDITS TO RELEASE ABDUCTEES..

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  Notable Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, on Thursday led the Secretary to the Niger State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, and security operatives to a meeting with some suspected bandits in the state. The Press gathered that the delegation met with the armed men in Tegina forest, a border town between Niger and Kaduna states. The development comes two days after gunmen abducted 27 students and workers of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State. The cleric, while suing for peace, reportedly preached to the gunmen and urged them to release all abductees. Gumi told the bandits that they had legitimate concerns and that the Nigerian government should look into ways of providing “reasonable” means of livelihood for them. Speaking during the visit, the leader of the group, Dogo Gide, promised Gumi and others that all those kidnapped either directly by his people or by people he could influence would be released soon.  Gide also showed the delegation an entire community said to have bee

WOMAN LOOSES CHILDREN'S CERTIFICATES IN SHASHA CRISIS.

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  The Shasha incident in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State has left a lot of lives displaced, millions of properties burnt and source of livelihood shattered. One of the affected in the area Mrs. Elizabeth Funmilayo, who is a single mother lamented during an interview with members of the press that she had lost her life savings, and certificates of her children in the incident, the mother of four furthermore told the press she almost lost her aged mother who was indoors during the time of the crises, she claims if she hasn't rescued her mom early enough she would also have been burnt in the crisis. she pleaded in tears to the public for help, "Please, help me. I don't have anything in life again. All my hope is on my children, but all their certificates have been burnt. All my live savings have gone. My clothes, properties, and even the little money I had have all gone. "My aged mother was almost burnt with the house. I persuaded her before she followed

WOMAN STABS BOYFRIEND TO DEATH OVER N1,500.

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  In the early hours of today in the hearts of Bayelsa, Obele, Yenegoa Local Government area it was reported that a woman who had only dated her boyfriend for a period of 12 months stabbed him to death in cold blood, The accused Ezikiel, who happens to be a hairdresser told the Nigerian Police she stabbed him to death over her missing N1,500. She furthermore explained that the deceased Godgift Aboh, slapped her for daring to ask for her money, this made her furious and she resulted to stabbing him on his chest, this led to his death and also the total loss of her money. Ezikiel, who is 28 years old confessed to the crime, The commissioner of police, Mr. Mike Okoli, furthermore said there are more of these incidents in the state, a recent case of a 17-year-old boy who killed his girlfriend after slapping her twice, has also confessed to the crime while been paraded by the Police Commissioner. 

EX COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF THE NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE IS DEAD.

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  A former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service is dead. Abdullahi Inde Dikko passed on this evening in Abuja after a long illness. It was reported that the late General died of cancer complicated by Covid-19. He is 61 years old and a native of Musawa, Katsina State. The former Customs boss is survived by one wife and three children –two sons and a daughter. He attended Go vern ment College, Kaduna in 1974 where he obtained the West African Senior School Certificate Examination in 1980. He had a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a master's degree in Finance from the University of Dimitrov Apostle Tshenov, Svishtov, Bulgaria. He joined the Nigerian Customs Service in 1988 and was the CG of Customs from 2009 to 2015.

KANSAS ARCHBISHOP SAYS BIDEN IS NOT WORTHY TO BE CALLED A DEVOUT CATHOLIC.

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  Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, says that President Joe Biden is not a truly “devout” Catholic because of his stance on abortion rights. “The president should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic, and acknowledge that his view on abortion is contrary to Catholic moral teaching,” Naumann told The Catholic World Report in an interview Saturday. He accused the president of “usurping the role of the bishops and confusing people.” Catholic bishops have a responsibility to “correct” Biden when the president describes himself as devout, the archbishop said. “Although people have given this president power and authority, he cannot define what it is to be a Catholic and what Catholic moral teaching is,” Naumann said. The archbishop also commended a Catholic priest in South Carolina for “following his conscience” in refusing to offer Biden Communion in 2019. The Roman Catholic Church considers the Eucharist to be the “summit and source” of Christian life, which makes de

BIDEN UNVEILS IMMIGRATION BILL WITH FASTER PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP.

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  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration is joining Democrats on Capitol Hill to unveil a major immigration overhaul that would offer an eight-year pathway to citizenship to the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status. The legislation, to be released in detail Thursday morning, will reflect the broad priorities for immigration reform that Biden laid out on his first day in office, including an increase in visas, funding to process asylum applications, and new technology at the southern border. But while the plan offers one of the fastest pathways to citizenship of any proposed measure in recent years, it does so without offering any enhanced border security, which past immigration negotiations have used as a way to win Republican votes. Without enhanced security, it faces tough odds in a closely divided Congress. The bill would immediately provide green cards to farmworkers, those with temporary protected status, and young people who arrived

NIGERIA TO SELL 36 PROPERTIES TO FINANCE 2021 BUDGET.

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The Nigerian government is planning to sell a number of properties to finance its 2021 national budget. The government has categorized 36 properties into five departments. The Industries and communication department has 8 projects, Development institutions and Natural Resources departments have six projects, Energy has nine projects while the Development institutions and Natural Resources departments have six projects. The projects are expected to be concessioned or sold between January 2021 and November 2022. A number of properties have already been listed for sale or concession and they include the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), the Abuja International Conference Centre (ICC), some unnamed refineries, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Abuja Water Board, Nigerian Film Corporation, among others. These transfers vary in terms of core investor sales, while some will be in the form of share sales. Some will undergo concession while others will be commercialized full

UGANDA: SIX CHILDREN MISTAKENLY KILLED WHILE PLAYING WITH AN OLD BOMB.

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Six children were killed and five others injured in northwest Uganda after an old explosive they found in the bushes detonated as they played with it, police said Thursday. Three children died instantly while three others succumbed to injuries en route to the hospital in Adjumani, a district of the West Nile region that witnessed years of conflict and insurgencies. "The children were playing in the bushes on Tuesday afternoon when they came across an object, and it exploded as they were playing with it," Josephine Angucia, a regional police spokeswoman said. "Preliminary investigations suggest the explosion was from a hand grenade abandoned during the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency that affected West Nile region, and in particular, Adjumani which was greatly affected." Five children were seriously wounded and being treated at the district hospital, Angucia said. It was the second fatal accident in Adjumani in less than two weeks involving leftover munit

GAME OF THRONES COUPLE WELCOME BABY BOY.

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The joy of a new infant filled the home of the popular Game of Thrones couple, Kit Harrington, Rose Leslie, both of age 34, the happy moment was captured when the lovebirds were spotted with the newborn during an outing on Tuesday in London. The couple held hands smiling while Leslie carried her son in a baby carrier on her chest, the couple who got married at a castle in Scotland in June 2018 was said to have met on the set of Game of Thrones which ended May 2019 after 8 seasons on HBO. In an interview with Make Magazine, Leslie said she and Harington were spending time at their new home in the English countryside. "What a glorious thing to be able to run to the countryside and recoup," the actress said. "It's a great privilege to be surrounded by greenery, birdsong and hedgerows, and our delightful neighbors. It's so peaceful." "It's incredibly old," she added of the house. "I do love to think about the house and all the people who have

COLLEAGUES LAUGHS AT CONGRESSMAN AS HE STRUGGLES WITH ZOOM FILTER DURING MEETING.

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Laughter was all over the room when a Minnesota congressman was unable to handle his zoom crisis, Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn, unknowingly diffused a laughing gas during a congress meeting, Tom was unable to turn off a Zoom filter that made him appear upside down during the meeting. On Wednesday, the House committee on financial services held a meeting, Chairwoman Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif, interrupted the meeting when she noticed the congressman was upside down, she asked in shock "Tom are you okay?", not too long another participant from the background said "Tom you are upside down", "I don't know how to fix that" Tom replied. The representatives then took out time to help see Tom's predicament, they all tried to help him solve the situation. "At least you're not a cat," a person says, in an apparent reference to Texas lawyer Rod Ponton's struggle with a Zoom cat filter during a virtual hearing earlier in the week. Emmer was eventu

60 YEAR OLD MESSAGE BOTTLE FOUND ON BRITISH BEACH INSTEAD OF THE U.S.

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  A pair of friends skipping stones at the Hove beach, Southern England soon made a shocking discovery of their life after they found a message bottle on the opposite side of England 60 years later, Indiana Tarrant 21, and Luca Gamberini 21, were both in great shock after their discovery, the fear of getting a hold of the bottle gripped them as they both shiver and contemplated whether to open it up or not, the bottle looked empty but the more they got closer the more they saw its got something in it, the curiosity to read what was in it also was part of the feeling, after a long while of deep thoughts and long steer at the bottle they eventually summoned up the courage to open up the bottle. The letter was dated Aug. 7, 1961, and it was signed by Bobby Deseuges and Mates,  The letter apparently meant to be discovered in the United States, reads: "Dear you Yanks, "How's life across the Pond? Threw this from the Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, U.K. Suppose I should say cheers

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL CLASSMATES THROUGH FACEBOOK FIND OUT THEY'RE TWIN SIBLINGS.

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  Right there in the state of Indiana, a pair of high school classmates who happen to be twin siblings were re-united, the two were reconnected later on Facebook, Karen  Warner, 51 after a long search going through adoption websites for her biological mother's name found nothing until a few years ago when Indiana unsealed adoption records. She furthermore discovered more than her search and was surprised when she saw she had a twin brother somewhere, the big break happened when she obtained local voting records and found a list of three men who shared her birth date, the third name on the list that stood out was Mike Jackman, he happens to be her high school classmate who she had recently connected with through Facebook. Warner happily sent Jackman a Facebook message saying they might be siblings, after few conversations they resulted in doing a DNA test that confirmed that they were twin siblings.  Now they talk every day and get together several times a week.

WORLDS LONGEST HOCKEY GAMES.

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  The goal to fund cancer research at the University of Alberta begun when Kate Gallagher decided to organize the worlds longest hockey game, in the midst of the cold, Kate decided to start this great adventure with the goal that the proceeds from the game will be used to fund the cancer research at the university. The game began on the 4th of February 2021 and lasted 252 hours right there in Alberta, Canada; The game was comprised of two teams one which is the "Team Cure" and the other "Team Hope", both teams were to play against each other till the end of the game, the freezing cold caused sticks to break and pucks to shatter, amidst all odds the "Team Cure" won with 2,649 goals while the "Team Hope" had 2,528 goals. The hockey game raised more than $1.4 million surpassing the $1.2 million goals, Kate called the freezing cold and the breaking sticks part of the adventure and furthermore mentioned the exceptionalities of the players as she calle

THE FAILED THEFT OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE BY NORTH KOREA

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  An alarm has been raised over North Koreas attempt to steal the Covid-19 vaccine by attempting to hack on the computer systems of international pharmaceutical companies, this alarm was raised by a South Korean lawmaker Ha Tae-Keung who is with the people opposition party, he was briefed with other lawmakers by the senior officials from the National Intelligence Service in a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. The aftermath of this meeting is yet unknown, yet the disturbing part of all is the Covid-19 free claim the North propagates, It has been said that North Korea suffers from a worn-out public health system yet the country claims to be free from the Covid-19 virus, top pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer were affected, but the companies were said to have refused response to the request for comments. It is said that this isn't the first time North Korea would be accused of theft as they have also recently been accused of stealing technology and cash from the outside world through

THE UNSEEN KILLER.

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                                      All nations of the earth trembles at the sound of your name, all human run at your presence, you put all strong and mighty men in fear whenever you are in their neighborhood, the old, experienced and dead haven't experienced you during their early days or lifetime, the innocent child is forced to leave this lovely habitat of his, you move like the wind and most times faster than the speed of light, what then are you I keep asking myself, where are you from? what did we do to deserve this from you? how long have you been hiding before you eventually decided to show up your ugly face, power, and powerful men has no meaning to you, you do whatsoever you wish and want with them, you make all inventions and knowledge of man meaningless, oh, what are you? The experienced in different fields have been in search of who or what you are, nations cry and mourn whenever you set foot on their land, sensitization has now been spread all over the nukes and cr

IS MONEY FREEDOM?

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  MONEY IS SAID TO BE A GENERAL ACCEPTABLE MEANS OF TRANSACTION ISSUED BY A PARTICULAR BODY OF GOVERNMENT IN OTHER WORDS BY THE GOVERNMENT ITSELF, [PEOPLE HAVE SINCE BEEN ACCUSTOMED AND GROWN TO REALISE IT AS THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY OF TRADING.] WE ALL WANT AND NEED MONEY, IN OTHER TO DO SOME BASIC AND NECESSARY THINGS OF LIFE, WITHOUT MONEY LIFE MAY SEEM SO DIFFICULT TO LIVE IN BUT WITH MONEY WE ALL TEND TO FEEL A SENSE OF FULFILMENT, IS THIS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE? SHOULD MONEY ALONE BE THE ONE THAT MAKES US FEEL GOOD AND FULFILLED? AND ABOVE ALL CAN WE ALL HAVE THE KIND OF MONEY WE WANT TO SATISFY AND MAKE US FULFILLED? ALL THESE ARE THE DISTURBING QUESTIONS THAT RUN THROUGH MY MIND EACH TIME I SEE HOW PEOPLE GO ALL OUT FOR MONEY, DOING ALL SORT OF JOBS THEY CAN LAY THEIR HANDS ON. THIS WE ALL ENGAGE IN MOST TIMES DURING OUR LIFETIME AND WE DO NOT STILL GET TO THAT POINT OF FREEDOM WE WANT FOR OURSELVES, BUT THEN HERE IS ANOTHER QUESTION, CAN WE EVER HAVE ENOUGH MONEY OVER OUR LIFETIME

THE GIFT YOU DON'T DESERVE.

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                                      A gift that can't be quantified, a gift that can't be purchased, a gift that no man can give its fullness, a gift that turns the life of a man around and make it seem as if he is the most blessed one amongst all other beings, a gift that makes a man healthy even without having the kind of life or riches he wants for himself, a gift when introduced to a family turn the family around for the best, a gift that brings comfort on and overall our fruits as a man, a gift that is not too much to have, the more you have it the more you enjoy it and also increases. We cannot but wonder what this gift is, so many things would have been running through our minds right now, we all are wondering and we are lost in thought about this loving and amazing gift we are talking about, some questions you might want to ask yourself, is there a gift as mentioned above? is there a gift that is better than money and riches? is there a gift that we can never get tire

HOW TO CHEAT DEATH!!

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For all living things under the surface of the earth will fade and pass away, their passing away might come or be as a result of so many things, things that are known and that which are unknown. All living things be it man, plants, including all other living creatures made by the creator I do not know of, all have one thing in common which I have stated above, they will all pass away. This passing away for all living creatures is feared by all most especially the higher animal "Man", Man the higher animal who is meant to be and have possessed higher wisdom, intelligence, and knowledge trembles at the echo of the word death, no one and I repeat no one is bold enough to withstand the power of death, staying in an environment where it is working and causing chaos, the man won't be present, Man will and can run as far as his feet would take him and will only stop where and when he is sure he is far from death or danger, I laugh out loud and I can't stop laughing because w