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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Heartfelt Condolence; The Need For A 'Unilorin Emergency Response Center' Off Campus - S.U

January 15, 2020 0


STUDENT UNION
KADUNA NZEOGWU BUILDING
UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
15/01/2020

Passionate Unilorites,

HEARTFELT CONDOLENCE; THE NEED FOR A 'UNILORIN EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTER' OFF CAMPUS
It is with a heavy heart that we extend our hands of condolence to the family, relatives, and friends of  AbdulWahab, who was a 400l student of science education and a final year student of the University of Ilorin before he gave up the ghost in the early hours of Monday.

We pray that the Almighty God, who created us on this earth and will eventually take us out of it, grant the deceased eternal Paradise and May He also grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss. This is indeed a great loss to the Student Union, the University community, and the nation at large because one of the future stars just departed.

Esteemed Unilorites, we are aware of the circumstances surrounding the death and our investigations revealed that the deceased died before arriving at the school clinic. Also, from the account given by the student who was challenged on dress code matter, the questions on his mode of dressing did not in anyway disturb the medical attention offered to the victim. He confirmed that the deceased was being attended to inside in clinic, while he was questioned outside by the Director, who at the point was unaware of any affiliation between the deceased and the accused. In fact, the Student Union President is a friend of the deceased and the challenged person and he was still with them a night before the incident.

We have requested that a Unilorin emergency response center be provided off campus where emergency cases can be addressed to increase the chances of patients survival. We also appealed to the Director of Health services to improve the quality of service and attention given to emergency cases as  disturbing concerns have been reported repeatedly to the Union.

Dearest colleagues, we pray for the deceased and the union remains committed to serving her members in the best way possible.

 RIP Abdulwahab, we go see again!

SIGNED:
OKOKO, Wisdom Oluwaseun
PASSION
Executive President
2019/2020

SIGNED:
ODEWOLE, Abdul-Jemeel Olatunde
INTELLECT
Public Relations Officer
2019/2020

 Struggle to attain justice...





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Let Me Want What You Want By Pastor Paul Enenche & Family

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Lyrics for Let Me Want What You Want By Pastor Paul Enenche & Family

That’s all I want
[Verse 1]
Let me want what you want
Oh! My dear Lord
Let me love what you love
Oh! dear Lord
That is How you designed life to be Lord
Help me Lord to live How I ought to live
Let me want what you want
Oh! My dear Lord
Let me love what you love
Oh! dear Lord
That is How you designed life to be Lord
Help me Lord to live How I ought to live
[Chorus]
Oh! Lord take me to the place
Where I have no will
That is separate from Your Will
Oh! Lord take me to the place
Where I have no choice
That is separate from Your Choice
To be lost in You is my desire
To be all for You Is all I want
Oh! Lord take me to the place
Where I have no will
That is separate from Your Will
Oh! Lord take me to the place
Where I have no choice
That is separate from Your Choice
To be lost in You is my desire
To be all for You Is all I want
[Verse 2]
Let my life bring You joy and not pain Lord
Let me live in Your plan For my life
That is living life at its very best Lord
That is living to Glorify Your Name
Let my life bring You joy and not pain Lord
Let me live in Your plan For my life
That is living life at its very best Lord
That is living to Glorify Your Name
[Chorus]
Oh! Lord take me to the place
Where I have no will
That is separate from Your Will
Oh! Lord take me to the place
Where I have no choice
That is separate from Your Choice
To be lost in You is my desire
To be all for You Is all I want
Oh! Lord take me to the place
Where I have no will
That is separate from Your Will
Oh! Lord take me to the place
Where I have no choice
That is separate from Your Choice
To be lost in You is my desire
To be all for You Is all I want
[Verse 3]
Set me free from myself Oh my Dear Lord
From the ways of the flesh Set me free
So I can avoid the ways of regrets
So my life can bring pleasure to You Lord
Set me free from myself Oh my Dear Lord
From the ways of the flesh Set me free
So I can avoid the ways of regrets
So my life can bring pleasure to You Lord
[Chorus]
Oh! Lord take me to the place
Where I have no will
That is separate from Your Will
Oh! Lord take me to the place
Where I have no choice
That is separate from Your Choice
To be lost in You is my desire
To be all for You Is all I want
Oh! Lord take me to the place
Where I have no will
That is separate from Your Will
Oh! Lord take me to the place
Where I have no choice
That is separate from Your Choice
To be lost in You is my desire
To be all for You Is all I want

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Moment Father Mbaka Prophesied That Hope Uzodinma Will Become New Governor Of Imo State (Video)

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Moment Father Mbaka Prophesied That Hope Uzodinma Will Become New Governor Of Imo State (Video)

A video of Ejike Mbaka, a Catholic priest in the diocese of Enugu who proclaimed Hope Uzodinma to be the new governor of Imo State, surfaced online after his prophecy came true.

Recall that yesterday the Supreme Court ruled the former Senator a winner of the election to governorship in 2019.

Father Mbaka has announced the return of Hope Uzodinma in the viral video as one of the issues that would stun Nigerians in 2020

He said:

“Many things are going to happen in Nigeria this 2020 that will shock countrymen and countrywomen; but all would be to God’s glory.

“In spite of all that would happen this 2020, there is hope. In Imo State, there is hope. Hope, hope, hope in Imo state!

“The people of Imo have suffered, God is raising a new hope that would be an agent of salvation for them.

“God is coming with a new flag to restore the dignity of that noble land. A new leadership that will break barriers and there would be joy in the land of Imo.

“Lift your candles as I bless Hope Uzodinma; and I empower him to, spiritually, to take over. How, I do not know.”

Reacting to the backlash that trailed the prophecy on the first Sunday service of the year, Mbaka said his critics are ignorant of the spirit’s directive.

He said;

“Those who are attacking the message are just casting Pearl before swine, the Holy Spirit has said it, and that is final. I don’t know how it will happen but the only thing is that I see hope, joy, and a new government coming in Imo state.

“Even though Ihedioha has won in tribunal and at the Appeal court, that doesn’t mean that he will triumph in Supreme Court enough of all this brouhaha! What we are doing in adoration here is spiritual, it is not according to our power, it is Holy Spirit, once he reveals it, we say it.

“Ihedioha and co should go and relax. This is not unprecedented, it happened to Jonathan, Atiku and Peter Obi and after everything, my prophecy came through. You must not be the Governor of Imo state, and you are not better than Hope Uzodinma.”





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UNILAG Reportedly Reject NECO Results For Admission

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UNILAG Reportedly Reject NECO Results For Admission


University of Lagos, UNILAG has allegedly refused to register students with their NECO results who were admitted to study at the school.

According to a father, his daughter Asiwaju Tope, who was admitted to study at UNILAG with her National Examinations Council, NECO, the outcome of 2019 was allegedly prevented from enrolling in school.

He said she wrote her JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME with a pending result and was admitted for refusal of registration with her 2019 NECO outcome.

He took the "regulation" issue to his social media page, he wrote; the newsletter is instructive. Even Unilag who has a policy of not using NECO 2019 O / L for admission is quiet about that. Candidates offered admission by jamb, but are denied registration with NECO 2019. Jamb come to their rescue please My daughter wrote as an awaiting result, uploaded her NECO 2019 and gave admission to jamb, only for Unilag to inform her she can't be enrolled. What does this signify? Regulations no 96492427bd

This allegation was also confirmed by another user on social media who stated;

This is true and very disheartening to students

 See Tweets Below:


Front Page of JAMB Bulletin for this week.

Kindly visit https://jamb.gov.ng/Bulletin.aspx  for these stories and more.

View image on Twitter
The bulletin is instructive. It is only silent on Unilag that has a policy of not using NECO 2019 O/L for admission. Candidates offered admission by jamb, but with NECO 2019, are refused registration. Jamb come to their rescue please

See Asiwaju Toye's other Tweets

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Amotekun: Fayemi Reacts As Govt Declares South West Outfit Illegal

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Amotekun: Fayemi Reacts As Govt Declares South West Outfit Illegal

On Tuesday, Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi responded to the Nigerian government's statement describing "Operation Amotekun," a south-west security organization, as illegal.

In a statement signed by the Federation Attorney General's Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations and Minister of Justice, Dr Umar Gwandu, the government said the establishment of Amotekun is not backed by any established law in the country.

"The establishment of the "Amotekun" paramilitary organization is illegal and runs counter to the provisions of Nigerian law," Malami said.

Fayemi talking to newsmen in the state said South-West Region governors in Nigeria are studying the recent declaration that Operation Amotekun is illegal.

Speaking to newsmen at a press dinner with the state's media, Fayemi said the region's governors would have to review the matter before they declare a stand on the position of the federal government.

The South-West Governors set up the codenamed regional security outfit, Operation Amotekun to address the region's insecurity issues and allay people's fears.

“I don’t have an answer to this individually because I have not been adequately briefed on the new stand.

“I have just heard of that from you (newsmen) now. I will try to find out the position of the governors of the South West states. You know I do not speak for the governors. “If what you are saying is true, there will be an appropriate reaction to it,” Fayemi said.
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11 Things About Hope Uzodinma, PDP Governor-elect You May Not Know About

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11 Things About Hope Uzodinma, PDP Governor-elect You May Not Know About

Senator Hope Uzodinma has been declared the Governor-elect of Imo state following yesterday's Supreme Court judgement.

However, many people do not know that the politician passed through many difficulties to get to where he is today.

Here are important facts which you may not know about Uzodinma:

1). Hope Uzodinma is a Nigerian politician who was elected Senator for the Orlu (Imo West) constituency of Imo State, in April 2011 federal elections, however, his election was nullified on 5 May 2011 by the  supreme court.

2). Hope Uzodinma became prominent in Imo politics in the early 2000s as a PDP member. In 2003, he ran for governor of the state on the ticket of Alliance for Democracy (AD) but he did not win.

3). He fought and defeated Rochas Okorocha and his son in-law, Uche Nwosu to clinch APC's governorship candidate last year.

4). Catholic Priest, Ejike Mbaka prayed for him and told him he will be governor two weeks before Supreme Court judgement.

5). He returned to the PDP and in 2006, Uzodinma sought the ticket of the party to contest the governorship election again but lost at the primary poll to Ararume.

6). Uzodinma was later appointed a PDP board of trustees (BoT) member, was first elected into the senate in 2011. He was reelected in 2015.

7). Before the 2000s, Uzodinma was the youth leader of the defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in Imo in the second republic. He was also a prominent member of the now defunct United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP).

8). He obtained his secondary school certificate from Mgbidi Secondary School, Orlu west in 1982.

9). Uzodinma has a bachelor’s degree in international studies and a diploma in transport studies. He is also a recipient of a honorary doctorate degree from the Imo state university.

10). He picked APC ticket seven months after leaving the Peoples Democratic Party.

11). Uzodinma accused former Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha of bastardising the economy of the state. He said as governor, his administration will be committed to the recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation of the state.
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Instagram Announces Plans To Remove Posts That Endorse Iranian General Killed

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Instagram Announces Plans To Remove Posts That Endorse Iranian General Killed

Facebook and Twitter are blocked in Iran because they are American companies and are believed to spread American interests but some Iranians use VPNs to access those pages.

Instagram is available in the country, but now Facebook has announced that Instagram must comply with U.S. sanctions against Iran, contributing to the Iranian government's outrage.

Social media network, Instagram and its parent company, Facebook has announced that they will remove posts that endorse or give credence to the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in order to comply with stringent U.S. sanctions against the regime in Iran.

Instagram removed Soleimani's account last April after the US State Department classified the Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps, led by Soleimani as a terrorist organization, and has now taken new steps to stop the posting on the site of anti-USor pro-Soleimani propaganda.

Instagram is one of the few outlets of western social media not blocked in Iran.

Facebook and Twitter are blocked in Iran because they are American companies and are believed to spread American interests, but some Iranians access these sites using VPNs, but Instagram is available in the country, but now Facebook has announced that Instagram must comply with U.S. sanctions against Iran, which will lead to uproar from the Iranian government.

The Iranian government has called for national legal action against Instagram in protest, with Iran's government spokesman, Ali Rabiei, claiming in a tweet that the acts of Instagram are "undemocratic." "We work under US sanctions laws, including those relating to IRGC classification by the U.S. government and its leadership," a Facebook spokeswoman said in a statement.

The Facebook statement comes after Iranian soccer player Alireza Jahanbakhsh, who has a verified Instagram account, shared Soleimani's photo after his death, which was removed by Instagram.

Instagram says posts that support terrorist groups or give credence to their activities or their members are not allowed on the platform


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Tuesday, 14 January 2020

10 Things You Probably Don't Know About The New Barcelona Coach (Quique Setién)

January 14, 2020 0
10 Things You Probably Don't Know About The New Barcelona Coach (Quique Setién)

Quique Setién is set to be the next FC Barcelona boss. The Cantabrian coach signs with Ernesto Valverde until June 30, 2022 and thus takes over. So let's look at 10 things the new man in charge will know.

1) The beginnings of Quique Setién's football were in beach soccer, a sport he played with the national team in.

2) He is known as "El Maestro" at Racing Santander, and is one of the club's idols because of his time as a player there. He played there in two stages for 12 seasons, and in the 2001/02 season he also coached the Cantabrian side, achieving promotion to LaLiga.

3) Setién is the third trainer from Cantabria in the history of Barça, following Enrique Orizaola (1961) and Laureano Ruiz (1976).

4) Setién faced Barça 22 times as a player, recording five wins, five draws and twelve losses and scored two goals against Barça. Once in a Barça v Logroñés fixture (2-1, league season 1990/91) and also in the Racing v Barça league match in 1994/95 (5-0)

5) As a coach, Setién has played seven times against Barça, with six defeats recorded and one win. The win was in the 2018/19 season at the Camp Nou, in the playoffs.

6) As a coach, he managed Santander Racing, Poli Ejido, Logroñés, Lugo, Las Palmas and Betis. He also served as Equatorial Guinea's coach during a game.

7) Sergio Busquets, during one of his visits to Camp Nou, gave him a shirt on which he wrote: "To Quique with love and admiration for your way of looking at football. All the best."

8) Setién has coached former Barça players Bartra, Kaptoum, Tello, Sanabria, Araujo, Halilovic and Kevin-Prince Boateng and current Barça player Junior Firpo.

9) The current Barça coach has always praised Barça and Leo Messi, who he sees as "the pleasure and the greatest player in history." The last time Setién has done so was after a Messi display at Benito Villamarín.

10) One of Quique Setién's passions is chess and he has played against former World Champions Anatoli Karpov and Gary Kasparov.
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Tope Alabi – Agbara Nla Ft. Iseoluwa [MP3, Video and Lyrics]

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Lyrics for Agbara Nla By Tope Alabi Ft. Iseoluwa

Agbara nla lo wo li aso
Iyin lo gun le’sin
Ologo to po, to pin okun ni’ya
Giga re ko la’kawe
You work in wonders all over the earth
Angels bow everyday to worship Your mightiness
Oh, God, how great thou art
Oh, oh, God, how great thou art
[Chorus]
At the mention of Your Name
Every knee must bow
At the mention of Your Name
Every knee must bow
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
Oh, God
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
Great King
[Verse 2]
You are great, so great
Mighty wonders, Awesome God
You are great, so great
Mighty wonders, Awesome God
You work in wonders all over the earth
Angels bow everyday to worship Your mightiness
Oh God, how great thou art
Oh, oh God how great thou art
[Chorus]
At the mention of Your Name
Every knee must bow
At the mention of Your Name
Every knee must bow
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
Oh, God
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
Great King
[Verse 3]
Ajinde ati iye ni oo
Awogba arun mama gbe’je
Oku ojo k’erin o so da’laye
Egungun gbigbe di yiye ko’sohun to le se
You are the healer of every infirmities
The lame could only walk in Your Name
Oh God, how powerful is Your Name
Oh God, how great thou art
[Chorus]
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
Oh, God
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
Great King
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
Oh, God
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
You’ve got the whole world in Your hands
Great King
[Bridge]
Aseda oo
Aseda mi oo
Ikankan to ga ju ninu gbogbo orun
Aseda oo
Aseda mi oo
Ikankan to ga ju ninu gbogbo aye (Repeat)
[Adlibs]
Mo n ki ninu awon orun
Ikankan to ga ju lo
Laye ati lorun
Aseda loo’ko re
O n gbe’ni leke, gbe’ni tan
O so’ni di nkan
O se’gan do’go
Olowo ori aye
Ni oruko re oo, ki gbogbo ekun ma wole
Aseda oo
Aseda lo’rukore oo
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Monday, 13 January 2020

Revealed! The Number Of Okada Accidents Recorded In Lagos Every Month

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Revealed! The Number Of Okada Accidents Recorded In Lagos Every Month

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has reported that the state reports an average of 200 monthly motorcycle accidents.

Nonetheless, he added that the ongoing enforcement of traffic laws would be stepped up across the state to search against law-breaking motorcycle riders and motorists.

In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, Governor bemoaned the era of indecency exhibited by motorcycle and tricycle riders.

“Over 200 cases of motorcycle accidents have been recorded monthly at health facilities across the state in the last three years,” he said.

Meanwhile, the governor has disclosed that he will deliver the Oshodi-Abule Egba BRT corridor by the end of May.

Sanwo Olu made the statement when he inspected the BRT corridor along the axis, telling residents within the axis to desist from throwing dirt into the drainage.

He said the 13.68 kilometres of roads is about 70 percent completed and it has14 stations with five bilateral stations facing both sides and nine median stations.
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What Guardiola Says After Aguero Brake Premier League Records

January 13, 2020 0
What Guardiola Says After Aguero Brakes Premier League Records


Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, hailed Sergio Aguero's consistency after the striker broke two Premier League records with a hat trick against Aston Villa in a 6-1 City win on Sunday.

Aguero's treble saw him surpass Alan Shearer with the most hat tricks in the history of the competitions.

He also went past Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, to become the most prolific foreign goalscorer in the Premier League.

“He (Henry) is a legend and a legend rose tonight,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.

“Henry is one of the most incredible players to play in this league and he will be proud that Sergio is the guy who broke his record.

“He was a legend and Sergio is the same. To score this amount of goals means you have done a lot of good things for many years.

“He’s been consistent for many years and so we are proud of him.” 
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The Madness Of Marlians And The Trend Of Nonsense In Nigeria

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The Madness Of Marlians And The Trend Of Nonsense In Nigeria

If you are a Marlian, stop reading because this is not what you may like to stomach.

I refrained from commenting on the madness called ‘Marlians’ currently trending in Nigeria, particularly on social media, but one incident has practically forced me out of my shell.

A family friend dashed into my inbox this evening to raise the alarm of how her barely-four-year-old boy refused to greet his daddy, who returned from a trip after two weeks. Reason? “Marlains don’t greet.”

“Comrade, See my pikin oo. im papa come house oo. Him no greet. His father asked, why didn’t u greet me? He said, “Marlians don’t greet.” Na some children wey him play wit for Ikorodu e learn dat one o. Say that’s how Marlians do,” she lamented amid frets.

I am not a fan of Nigeria’s current brand of music sub-genre called hip pop. Why? Because I don’t listen to claptrap. Give me reggae, give me country music, give me acappella and I am good to go.

I long lost interest in the nation’s secular music industry (especially hip pop) because they have since deviated from the real ideas of what music stands for.

I recall in one of my articles written in 2019 thus: “Once upon a time, before ‘banana and cassava’ began to fall on music lovers in Nigeria, the nation paraded singers whose lyrical contents contained didactic messages that addressed bad governance and moral decadence in the society.

“Before the advent of ‘a’ ‘Hennessey’, ‘Champagne’ and show-off of wealth in the nation’s music industry, music lovers were exposed to songs that taught moral lessons, tackled bad governance and exposed corrupt leaders.

“Today, the story is different. Most musicians in Nigeria worship sex, money, women and wealth with their lyrics.” Absolute lyrical nonsense. Sad!

Gone are the days of Fela-Anikulapo Kuti, the father of anti-corruption music crusader in Nigeria when music was soul food.

Gone are the days of African China, Ras Kimono, Eedris Abudukarim, Blackface Naija, Majek Fashek, Oritse Femi, Raymond King Gbaji who ignored ‘banana, cassava’ for societal change.

Today, what you hear is either a ‘Banana’ falling on you from nowhere, or you are forced to measure an imaginary ‘Cassava.’

“I get big cassava.” Who cares?

A young twerp is currently corrupting the nation’s airwaves with his lewd-baked kind of music.

He doesn’t make any sense. He sings rubbish, promotes masturbation, pornography and internet scam.

His name is Afeez Fashola, annoyingly known as Naira Marley. He’s the headliner of the Marlian fame.

Gosh! Have you listened to any of his songs? Yucky and wacky!

Mr. Fashola bulldozed his way into the music industry with his hit single entitled, ‘Isaa goal.” I must confess that song was a hit.

He also gained prominence following his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleged internet scam in 2019.

He was a visitor in the Kirikiri Correctional Centre for a month.

I don’t want to dwell much on that because the matter is already in the court of law.

Naira Marley released ‘Issa Goal’ featuring Olamide and Lil Kesh towards the tail of 2017 as homage to the Super Eagles ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and it was meant to serve as motivation for the players to go onto the field and score goals aplenty. ‘Lass lass’ The Super Eagles didn’t make it from the group stage at the mundial.

Before then, the vulgar singer had released some singles, which failed to pull through: they included, Gotta Dance (2015) Marry Juana (a distorted word of Marijuana –Indian hemp in 2014).

The young man has over 50 songs accompanied with different dance steps to his credit; but I bet you, none makes any sense.

Naira Marley, who has no connection or association with the famous Bob Marley family, upon his return from the high walls of Kirikiri prison released a single entitled ‘Soapy.’

‘Soapy’ was a follow-up to ‘Opotoyi’ – the single which was released while he was in EFCC custody.

Both singles were garnished with explicit and sensitive lyrics that triggered controversy and mixed reactions among music buffs.

In ‘Opotoyi’, Mr. Fashola addressed and adored an imaginary bum with lewd lyrics of sexual reverence.

While ‘Soapy’ is an anthem for masturbators. It came about with how boys use lotion or soap as lubrication to masturbate for sexual pleasure. Some believe the song was inspired by his prison experience; after all, there are no females in the prison yard he visited as the only solace for anyone who needed to ‘cum’ was masturbation – ‘Soapy.’

Today, the term Marlian has become a movement. A bad one for that matter. Children on the streets now parade themselves as Marlians. They chant it enthusiastically: “I am a Marlian, Marlians don’t fear any bagga.”

Marlian – a movement that adores tomfoolery.

The anthem on the streets these days is either “Marlians don’t go to school,” “Marlians don’t eat,” “Marlians don’t have their bath,” “Marlians don’t greet” (like the case of my friend’s son who refused to greet dad because he was told Marlians don’t greet.

Sadly, some elders have also been inducted into this Marlian Hall of Shame.

How did we get here?

Music is supposed to be a vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion but Naira Marley has turned it to a tool for depression and oppression.

Many children now believe Marlians don’t go to school,” “Marlians don’t greet,” “Marlians don’t have their bath,” and above all, “Marlians don’t die.”

This guy needs to be tamed before he crosses ogbanjire stream.



Written by Ameh Comrade Godwin
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Unilorin Denied Student Admission Despite Scoring 300 In UTME

January 13, 2020 0
Unilorin Denied Student Admission Despite Scoring 300 In UTME

Despite scoring an impressive 300 at the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) last year, Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari was unable to gain admission into the University of Ilorin where she had hoped to study Common Law, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

Ms Yusuff-Awari, 17, also performed excellently at the UniIlorin’s post-UTME test where she scored 76 per cent; in the 2019 West African Examination Council (WASSCE), she emerged with seven distinctions and two credits.

The university’s cut-off marks for Common Law are 260 and 50 per cent for UTME and post-UTME respectively.

“Presently, my daughter is at home depressed and very disappointed in the educational system,” said Olaitan Yusuff-Awari, Firdaouz’s father.

Firdaouz’s plight came amidst an outrage across Nigeria after it emerged that a student, Goodness Shekwobyalo Thomas, was unable to gain admission into the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, to study Medicine and Surgery despite scoring 302 in the UTME.

In their response, the JAMB blamed Ms Thomas for her inability to gain admission into ABU.

A closed portal

The UTME is a computer-based standardized examination administered by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) for prospective undergraduates in Nigeria.

According to Mr Yusuff-Awari, his daughter was unable to include Mathematics among the subjects she uploaded to the University of Ilorin portal because the West African Examinations Council delayed its release.

She uploaded eight subjects to the university portal while awaiting the release of her Mathematics.

Mathematics (at least a credit pass) is a requirement to study Law at the university.

“The WASSCE result was released on July 25 and the Mathematics was later released on August 31,” said Mr Yusuff-Awari, an indigene of Ojoku in Kwara State.

“We uploaded the (full) result on JAMB portal and they sent us a copy that they’ve received it. When we tried sending it to University of Ilorin, their portal was closed,” he said.

Mr Yusuff-Awari said he went to the Computer Services and Information Technology Centre (COMSIT) at the university in September to inquire about the closure of the portal. The COMSIT is the ICT department of the university that uploads admission list and is in charge of opening and closure of the portal.

He said he was told that too many candidates applied to study at the institution and the number of candidates that had uploaded their results on the portal was more than the school could take.

“The people there advised me to change my daughter’s course to another that does not require Mathematics, but I said no.”

“The closure of the portal made eligible students unable to upload their results, no single candidate was able to use NECO result for Unilorin because NECO results were not yet out,” he said.

“When I went to the institution in December to inquire about the matter, they requested that the students should start attending lectures.”

“How would someone attend lectures when the person has not been given admission? Who will account for all the time wasted?”, Mr Olaitan asked.

“The school said they should start receiving lectures in case they open the portal so that they will not miss much,” he said.

Mr Olaitan said all attempts to seek clarification from JAMB and the University of Ilorin did not yield any result.

University reacts

The spokesperson of JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, did not respond to PREMIUM TIMES’ requests for comments.

But Kunle Akogun, the UniIlorin Public Relations Officer, said the university is not to blame for the candidate’s failure to gain admission because her results were not uploaded before the portal was closed.

“If a candidate scored 400 and is unable to upload results at the regulated time, there is nothing anyone can do.

“Closing the portal was school regulation and students were required to upload their results before the closure of the portal.”

Mr Akogun declined to state if the university issued a notice to applicants about the closure of the portal.


Source: PREMIUM TIMES
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What Cristiano Ronaldo Said After Scoring In Juventus 2-1 Victory Over AS Roma

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What Cristiano Ronaldo Said After Scoring In Juventus 2-1 Victory Over AS Roma
Super star Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo replied on Sunday night to his side's Series A 2-1 victory over AS Roma.

Two goals from Merih Demiral and Cristiano Ronaldo ensured that Roma were defeated by Maurizio Sarri's men.

Diego Perotti scored at the Olympic Stadium for the host.

Reacting, after the match, Ronaldo took his official Instagram page to praise his teammates on the important victory and bring Juventus back to the top of Series A table.

The Portugal captain wrote: “Important victory today! Good teamwork and back to where we belong. Top of the table!finoallafine forzajuve.”

Ronaldo will now hope to lead Juventus to victory when they take on Parma at home in their next Serie A fixture on January 19.
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How Naira Marley Has Influenced Young Girls From Wearing Pants To School - Pained Mother Writes

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How Naira Marley Has Influenced Young Girls From Wearing Pants To School - Pained Mother Writes

A woman with the name, Adebiyi Gabriel Olajide-Mackson on Facebook has shared a story on the platform explaining how her daughter and 30 other girls now go to school without wearing their panties on certain days of the week. The woman who blamed popular musician, Naira Marley for the girls bad behaviour also said the school authorities noticed the trend, called in the parents, and suspended the girls.

Below is how she puts it....

''Another deadly virus in the society, being a Marlian!!!

Did Naira Marley initiate anyone into a cult?

I am just coming from my daughters school right now. Their principal called me around 9am this morning to report to school over an emergency. I panicked and drove over only to be told that my 15 year old daughter and most of the girls from her class and other senior secondary classes are to be suspended for being members of a female secret cult. They were about 25-30 girls all kneeling down with their hands up.

I was shocked and I asked for further explanation's and the head teacher said that a teacher who was disciplining late comers found out that one of the girls had her pant inside her school bag and on further investigation, it was discovered that she wasn't wearing any on her waist.

When she was flogged and interrogated further to know why and how she was not wearing her pant, she confessed that she was a member of the Marlians cult in school and that part of their rules was that they must not wear pant to school on Mondays, Wednesday's and Friday's.

I was shocked. The head teacher told me that she was flogged some more until she mentioned all their members from SS1 - SS3 and unfortunately, my daughter who is a born again child of Zion was involved. Laila, the devil has succeeded and my daughter has entered cult.

I was handed her letter of 2 weeks suspension and shame nearly killed me. The daughter of an elder and deaconess, i battled hard to hold my tears, I had to bring her home right and God in heaven knows that i will beat that Marlians cult out of her today and her father will finish the work when he comes home this night.

I wont spare her else the devil wins. The bible was clear on the issue of sparing the rod. I have never subscribed to flogging but i have just given up. I checked her vagina and her hymen is still intact so I don't understand why she has to leave the house wearing pant only to remove it on getting to school cos Initially I was afraid that she may have been violated or maybe having sex with the cult members or something like that.

I honestly don't understand why this girl has decided to disgrace our family like this. Worse is that children of some of our church member also attend the same school and witness the show of shame.

I banned Naira Marley song or cloths in my house little did I know that his cult has also gone into schools to defile our young ones. I rather die than have a child of mine become a reproach to the kingdom of God.''






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Nigerians Spent N7bn On Movies In Cinemas By In 2019

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Nigerians Spent N7bn  On Movies In Cinemas By In 2019

According to data provided by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), Nigerians spent nearly N7 billion watching movies in the cinemas in 2019, with November and December being the highest grossing months, with a total box office taking of N2 billion.

The year opened at the top three of the list with' Aquaman,'' Boss Daddy' and' Up North,' with total cumulative earnings of N168.2 million.

For February, earnings remained low, making it the lowest grossing month with an overall N291.8 million.

Through March, ratings gradually picked up, and earnings nearly doubled from February's, resulting in a total of N434.4 m.

April earnings climbed to N342.4 million in its final week from N187 million Naira in its third week.'

The month ended with N734.1 million estimated total earnings due to a major boost from the' Endgame' of Disney.

In May, earnings similar to the one experienced in February were massively dipping. It's earned a total of N367.4 million with' Endgame,'' The Intruder' and' Longshot.'

June opened with N161 million but closed with N100.6 million leading to N576.3 million in total earnings.
In July ' Bling Lagosians' was the highest-grossing film for the period. In June, the film grossed the highest revenue in cinemas. The film was receiving N37.4million in the first week of July.

Bling Lagosians' settled at number 20 for the last weekend in August with' Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' battling to number 19. The Set Up' had sunk to number 5.

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