Monday, 21 November 2016

BLOODSHED: Many die as Nigerian troops clash with Boko Haram (Watch Video)

Not less than 11 Boko Haram fighters have been reportedly killed in a major clash between the sect and troops of Nigeria’s 103 battalion on Saturday, November 19.

The troops, according Premium Times, destroyed a market and camp operated by sect in Yale, northern Borno and wounded many of the terrorists.

The troops recovered arms, ammunition and other equipment in the incident that reportedly occurred about eight kilometres south of Bama and 12 kilometres south-west of Dikwa.

The report said officers of the 103 battalion were assisted by those from 21 Brigade, 202 Battalion, the 151 Task Force Battalion and a detachment of the civilian-JTF on the confrontation.

Accordingly, the soldiers were said to have stormed the market at about 7.30 am and suddenly opened fire on the suspected terrorists.

The troops destroyed all the structures found at the camp while some suspects were shot dead and others escaped with injuries.

But as troops withdrew from battle unhurt, Boko Haram elements staged a surprise ambush attack, which was also successfully repelled.

Some of the items recovered by the troops include 11 motorcycles, 400 bicycles, bags of grains, some AK47 rifles, magazines, binoculars, army rain boots, telephone handsets, cameras and strip wires.

Earlier, soldiers of the 119 Task Force Battalion were said to have killed some Boko Haram fighters who attacked troops' location in Kangarwa, northern Borno.

Nine soldiers were reportedly attacked in the confrontation while a patrol team from Baga, which went to evacuate the affected officers, was also ambushed, but they repelled the attack.

The army had not issued any statement at the time of this report.


Nigerian Government set to employ 200,000 undergraduates

Press statement from the presidency
 All is now set for the deployment of 200,000 unemployed graduates selected in the first batch of the Buhari administration's plan to hire half a million Nigerians.While the 200,000 have been selected about two weeks ago, their names have now been sent to state governments and the FCT who would deploy them to their specific programme assignments.
 The names would also be published this week on the N-Power internet portal, while the participants would start receiving SMS messages informing them of their selection as from Monday November 21, 2016.

State governments and the FCT are also encouraged to post the names of the successful first batch applicants in their local government areas while there would be further public announcements.

Between now and the end of the month, the states and the FCT would be engaged in deploying the graduates who would formally start working and earning their stipends on December 1, 2016.

Of the 200,000 first batch, 150,000 of them would teach, 30,000 would work in the Agric sector and 20,000 in Healthcare delivery covering the three specific programme assignments.

The N-Power Volunteer Corps is an expression of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to invest in the human capital development of Nigerian citizens, particularly our young people. The N-Power programmme is also an innovative means to enhance ailing public services in the area of basic education and primary healthcare. Also in the agric sector, it is aimed at achieving self-sufficiency by giving our farmers relevant advisory services.

The Federal Government of Nigeria hereby congratulates all 200,000 successful applicants in the first batch, and they are encouraged to take this opportunity seriously by learning the skills that will brighten their future. They are also implored to serve their communities with commitment and dedication.

For those who have not been selected at this time, there is a waiting list based on the total number of applicants, and subsequent batches will absorb more of the qualified applicants.

All together, the N-Power will engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates. It is a paid volunteering programme of a 2-year duration that engages graduates in their immediate communities, where they will assist in improving the inadequacies in the education, health, and agriculture sectors.

The 500,000 graduates under the N-Power Corps programme will be trained in skills that will enable them exit after two years to economically viable job and business opportunities.

As part of the programme, the participnts would own tablets that will contain information necessary for their specific engagements, as well as information for their continuous training and developments.

Participants will be provided teaching, instructional, and advisory solutions in 4 main focus areas, and will be paid a monthly stipend of N30,000 during the programme. The 4 main focus areas are in basic education, agriculture extension services, public health and community education (civic and adult education).

Besides the N-Power programme for undergraduates, there are other schemes for non-graduates. These are: N-Power Knowledge, which would select 25,000 young Nigerians and N-Power Build 75,000, all of whom shall be trained and paid during the duration of the scheme.

Laolu Akande
Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity
In the Office of the Vice President
November 20, 2016

I'm A Celeb's Joel Dommett in alleged Skype sex tape leak ahead of new ITV series


He signed up to I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here in order to increase his profile and boost his popularity amongst the TV community, however, this probably wasn't the fame he was hoping for.

Funny guy Joel Dommett has signed up to appear on the new series of I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! but he could be heading into the jungle with a headache he never saw coming.

Images have emerged of a man that is said to be Joel from a Skype sex tape that features the person in question flashing everything and leaving nothing off camera.



Nigerian Governor warns Ghanaians against ahead of country's election

– Ghanaians will be holding their presidential election on December 7 and Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti is warning them against making a wrong decision 

– The controversial Nigerian governor says Ghanaians must not take the party with the ‘change’ mantra serious like Nigerians did in 2015 

Ahead of the December 7 presidential election in Ghana, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti has issued a warning to the country not to make the same mistake made by Nigerians in the 2015 presidential election. 

According to Fayose, the mistake Nigerians made was voting for change, which has brought hunger, sufferings and economic recession to the country, such that even the entire West African sub-region is being affected.

In a statement by his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said: “By buying into the All Progressives Congress (APC) message of change, Nigerians are now facing a kind of hunger and suffering never experienced in the country in the last 30 years and Ghanaians must not fall into that kind of trap.” The statement made available to said the governor made the call while playing host to some men of God from Ghana on Saturday, November 19. Read more

"Why God changed my prophecy of US elections" - Prophet T.B Joshua

Prophet TB Joshua predicted wrongly on American elections
– Prophet TB Joshua became a major subject recently over his failed prediction concerning the outcome of the US presidential election 

– The founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has released a video in which he reveals why his prophesy changed 

Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Lagos has revealed the reason his prediction on the outcome of US presidential election failed. 

Joshua had predicted that Hillary Clinton would win the election which held on November 8, but the outcome shocked most people around the world as Donald Trump took the day.

In a newly released video, TB Joshua said after his prediction, Americans prayed to God and He heard their prayers. This, according to him, was why Trump won. “We have seen the outcome of the election in America. 

Having read, you will notice that it is all about the popular vote, the vote of the majority of Americans. Read in full