A 35-year-old man, Benjamin Osueke, was on Friday charged before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly pouring hot water on a female neighbour.
Osueke, who lives at 24, James Olaogun St., Ikorodu, is facing a charge of assault.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. John Iberedem, told the court that the accused on Feb. 18, poured hot water on his neighbour, Mrs Benedicta Orji, in the kitchen.
“There was an argument over electricity bill between the accused and the complainant; after the argument, the accused warned her not to cook on his table because they share kitchen.
“Suddenly, he poured hot water on the complainant which burnt her body badly,” the prosecutor said.
He said that the offence contravened Section 230 of the Lagos State Criminal Laws, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. A. Azeez, granted the accused N100,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
Azeez said that the sureties must reside within the court jurisdiction, be gainfully employed and should show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case until March 29, for hearing.
The Anti-Open Grazing Law in Benue has recorded a huge success as a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced three herders, Iliya Garba, Hassan Abdullahi, and Lanshak Lonfalk, to one year imprison each, for violating the law enacted in 2017.
The convicts were charged with criminal conspiracy and open nomadic livestock rearing and grazing.
The offences are punishable under Sections 97 of the Penal Code and 19 (2) of the Open Grazing Prohibition Ranches Establishment Law of Benue, 2017.
The prosecutor, Insp. Michael Iorundu, told the court that the joint patrol team of `Operation Zenda,’ led by Sgt. Edward Shinyi, arrested the herders on Feb. 18.
He said that they were brought to the State Criminal and Investigation Department, Makurdi.
“The team reported that the three herders, and others now at large, were openly grazing their cattle along Yeluwata Road in Guma Local Government Area of Benue.
“When the case came up for mention, the herders pleaded guilty to the charge against them, saying that they were not aware that open grazing had been prohibited in Benue,’’ he said.
The Magistrate, Mrs Lillian Tsumba said that the herders were first offenders who were also illiterates and not even aware that open grazing has been prohibited in Benue.
Tsumba said that a law such as open grazing prohibition required massive exposure and education of persons at the grassroots.
She, however, said law is law and must be obeyed in spite ignorance.
The magistrate sentenced the herders to a year imprison each, with N500,000 option of fine each.
Governor Ibrahim Gaidam and Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed appealed for calm and patience today over the scores of missing schoolgirls of Government Girls Technical College Dapchi, Yobe.
Gaidam was the first to appeal to the parents as they wept uncontrollably when they could not find their children in school, despite the late news on Wednesday that they have been recovered by the military.
Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam kept mute on the whereabouts of the girls, when he met the wailing parents at the District Head’s palace in Dapchi on Thursday.
He urged them to remain faithful as security operatives were still searching for the girls.
He said “soldiers have been pursuing the insurgents, although they receive information that the Boko Haram insurgents had passed some areas, but the communities in the areas said they did not spot the girls along with the insurgents.”
He assured that government and security operatives would not rest on their oars until the missing girls were accounted for.
The waiting parents wept profusely as the earlier news that the girls were rescued turned out to be false.
The Yobe Government on Wednesday issued a statement claiming that some of the missing girls had been rescued.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who flew to Damaturu today on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari , also appealed to parents and guardians for additional time to search for the missing school girls.
The minister made the appeal while fielding questions from newsmen when he led Federal Government delegation to Dapchi on Thursday.
He said the actual number of the missing schoolgirls would be determined in the next few days when parents come forward with complaint of their missing wards.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has accused National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun of sabotaging his reconciliation efforts in the party.
In a February 21 letter of complaint to Oyegun , Tinubu said the chairman had compounded the challenge of reconciliation by taking “improper unilateral decisions” on issues affecting national and state chapters.
Tinubu added that Odigie- Oyegun had refused to cooperate by delaying the release of information critical to the resolution of crises in state chapters.
The former Lagos State Governor made the observations in the letter to titled: “Actions and conduct weakening the party from within”, copies of which were sent to President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara.
Tinubu was appointed by President Buhari on February 6 to reconcile party leaders and political office holders where there are crises.
On February 14, Tinubu visited Odigie-Oyegun and members of the National Working Committee (NWC) at the National Secretariat to seek support for the assignment.
He has since been meeting with party leaders. He visited Sokoto State where he was received by Governor Aminu Tambuwal and Senator Aliyu Wamakko.
Tinubu said while the chairman had allowed the crises in the chapters to fester by his refusal to take appropriate actions, his decision to take some “inappropriate unilateral decisions” in recent times in the affected chapters had created fresh difficulties for the reconciliation process.
Citing Kogi and Kaduna states, Tinubu said Oyegun’s hasty decision to inaugurate a parallel state executive committee for Kogi State and his indifference to the leadership tussle in the Kaduna chapter led to “demolition of property and threat of violence”.
The former Lagos State governor accused the chairman of “lack of openness and fairness, which have led to internal crisis in some states’, stressing that the principles of internal democracy and the “institutions of the party” have been undermined.
Urging Oyegun to ponder on the imperative of laying a good legacy, Tinubu advised him to change tactics and work within the confines of the party constitution.
He said: “To lessen animosity and return the party to the path of internal democracy and openness, I beg that you refrain from taking any more improper unilateral decisions with regard to the national and state chapters of the party. As the chairman of the party you must work within the confines of the duties and responsibilities enumerated under the party constitution.”
“If you continue to do so, I fear you may undermine the party in no small degree. You may well cause internal fractures and dissension difficult to repair yet visible to all. I fear this can undermine our goodwill with the electorate and make the approaching challenges to the party materially more difficult than they need to be.”
Acknowledging the rift between him and Oyegun, the former Lagos State governor said the overriding interest of the party should take precedence over and above personality clashes.
Tinubu said: “Drawing from your behaviour in Kogi, Kaduna and with regard to the state chapter assessment requested, I am led to the inference that you have no intention of actually supporting my assignment.
“Instead, you apparently seek to undermine my mandate by engaging in dilatory tactics for the most part. When forced to act, you do so in an arbitrary and capricious manner, without the counsel of other NWC members and without regard to our internal procedures.
“You may have personal qualms with me. That is your right as a human being. However, you have no such right as the chairman of this party. This party belongs to all of its members. You have no greater claim on it than any of the rest of us.
“Whatever personal qualms you may have with me are secondary at this point. You have a moral and professional obligation as the party chairman to act in the party’s best interests. Your hurried and unilateral actions belie the important agency you hold for the party.
“Thus, in furtherance of the assignment given to me by President Buhari, I request that you make available to me the status reports and all other pertinent information regarding the state chapters without further delay.”
President Muhammadu Buhari said his government has sent more troops and surveillance aircraft to the entire North East territory on a 24-hour basis, to recover the schoolgirls abducted from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State.
President Buhari said this today as he also gave assurance to the families of the students abducted on Monday by Boko Haram insurgents, almost four years after a similar abduction of 275 schoolgirls from Chibok Girls Secondary School, in Borno State.
The Nigerian leader said no effort will be spared to bring succour to the Dapchi girls and the parents. “Our government is sending more troops and surveillance aircraft to keep an eye on all movements in the entire territory on a 24-hour basis, in the hope that all the missing girls will be found,” President Buhari said.
“When I received the devastating news of the attack on the school and the fact that the local authorities could not account for all the students, I immediately dispatched a high-level delegation on a fact-finding visit to the town. I also instructed the security agencies to deploy in full and not spare any effort to ensure that all the girls are returned safely, and the attackers arrested and made to face justice. “The entire country stands as one with the girls’ families, the government and the people of Yobe State. This is a national disaster. We are sorry that this could have happened and share your pain. We pray that our gallant armed forces will locate and safely return your missing family members”.
TEXT: 1 Kings 19 v 1 – 8
The journey to the mountain of God is a believer’s walk of faith to achieve divine purpose, fulfilment and spiritual achievement. According to our Bible text, Elijah’s walk to the mountain Horeb highlights some very important spiritual decisions and activities that we need to take which at the end helps us move closer to God. We pray tonight as we study, the Holy Spirit will enlighten us and move us closer to our Mountain of fulfilment in Jesus Name.
Your Mountain Horeb Could be :
Deliverance from affliction and infirmity. Mark 2 v 4 -5
Deliverance from barrenness. 1 Samuel 1 v 5 – 11
Deliverance from your enemies. 1 Kings 19 v 3
Deliverance from poverty. 1 Chron. 4 v 10
Deliverance from self. Rom. 7 v 24; 1 Cor. 15 v 31; Rom. 8 v 13
How do we now get to our Mount Horeb? You Must- Flee from every appearance of evil. 1 Kings 19 v 2 – 3; 1 Thess. 5 v 22 – 24
Elijah ran away from the appearance of evil jezebel into the scheme of things - Drop every baggage and hindrance on your way. 1 Kings 19 v 3; Heb. 12 v 1
Elijah left his servant on the way. Abraham left Lot. You too can leave anything that will not let you close to your Horeb of fulfillment. - Go the extra mile for God. 1 Kings 19:3a; 1 kings 3:3-4; 2 Sam. 24:24; Mk 12:41
After leaving his servant, he still traveled a days extra journey. In giving God, go the extra mile. Until Hannah went the extra mile in her prayer samson did not come. - Humble yourself. 2 Chron. 7 v 14; 1 kings 19 v 4c;
Remember the Lord has respect unto the lowly. Don’t carry yourself in pride. Be humble to everyone you meet. - Eat the Word of God. 1 kings 19 :5-6; Psalm. 119:103; Ezekiel. 3 v 3; Rev. 10:10; Jeremiah. 15:16
Ezekiel ate the Word of God, Jeremiah did, David also and so should you. Its only then rivers of living water shall flow from our belly. John 7:38 - Don’t be lazy; seek God’s Word for Strength. 1 Kings 19 v 8; Ephesians. 3 v 16 - Seclude yourself, be separate. 1 kings 19 v 9; 2 Cor. 6:17 - Have discernment of Spirit. 1 Kings 19 v 9; 11 – 13
Elijah still heard the voice of God even after the earthquake and storm. The voice of God is sweet and consoling; like a gentle breeze, only a man of spiritual discernment can hear. - Be very Jealous for God. 1 kings 19 v 10; John 2 v 16-17; Ps. 69 v 9; Num. 11 v 28 – 29;
Luke 9 v 53 – 54 - Be still and silent. Psalm 46 v 10
In conclusion, remember that whatever your hope , aspirations or expectations are, you are most likely going to go through the Horeb experience in terms of achieving your Godly divine purpose and at the end may we all make Heaven in Jesus Mighty Name, AMEN.
Source: WalkRigid in Christ
Disclaimer: this analysis does not constitute investment advice, financial advice or any other advice. Please conduct your own due diligence before making any investment decision.
According to Wikipedia, A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses cryptography to secure its transactions, to control the creation of additional units, and to verify the transfer of assets.
Bitcoin is the most popular Cryptocurrency and the most capped, see Coin Market Cap. The current price of Bitcoin as of this writing is $15,166.20 / per coin, that is N5, 565, 995.4 (Five Million Naira, Five Hundred and Sixty Five Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety Five Naira and Four Kobo) at N367 Per Dollar. You must agree with me that this amount will reduce the number of buyers from many 3rd world countries including Nigeria. Since the entry price of Bitcoin is too high, and I have missed the train, what can i do?
Did you know there are 1385 Cryptocurrencies available, see Coin Market Cap and their returns is nothing short of unimaginable or insane permit me to use that word.
According to Quartz, bitcoin made a return on Investment of 1318% in 2017.
Other Cryptocurrencies with their returns are:
Ripple - Returns in 2017 - 36,018%. Price was almost 0.006 Cents in January. Today it is $3.70 Dollars (Three Dollars). In September, 2017, it was 0.18 Cents and I bought 120 Units for only $21 Dollars. If i had bought 500 Units at $150 Dollars, i would have $1500 Dollars today in 3 months. More to Buying later.
NEM - Returns - 29,842% - Current Price - $1.88
ARDOR - Returns - 16,809% - Current Price - $1.89
Stellar - Returns - 14,441% - Current Price - $0.887749
Dash - Returns - 9, 265% - Current Price - $1,142.11
Ethereum - Returns - 9, 162% - Current Price - $959.24
Golem - Returns - 8, 434% - Current Price - $1.17
Binance Coin - Returns - 8, 061% - Current Price - $9.21
Litecoin - Returns - 5, 046% - Current Price - $233.08
Omisego - Returns - 3, 315% - Current Price - $20.25
Bitcoin - Returns - 1, 318% - Current Price - $15,030.00
Others not listed in the top ten are:
TRON - Returns - 106% in 24 Hrs - Current Price - $0.158467
Cardano - Returns - 35.53% in 24 hrs - Current Price - $1.30
As you can see, bitcoin returned the lowest in 2017 as compared to other crytocurrencies. Ironically, Bitcoin is the highest in price, but lowest in returns. Please see QZ for more details.
For latest price, please see Coin Market Cap because prices are volatile and might have changed from the date of this writing.
So to the main discussion. How can i partake in this returns and buy these coins in their infancy permitted i can wait for at least a month to see real profit?
First of all, register on Luno. Luno is a South African company that buys and sell Bitcoin. They only offer Bitcoin and Ethereum on their platform. They have a Bitcoin exchange as well. The most interesting thing is that they allow deposit with your local Naira Master Card and also permit Withdrawals to your local bank account.
After registering on Luno, proceed to register on:
Unfortunately Bittrex has stopped registerations because of the high number of requests they're having. See Bittrex Support Page
Don't worry, they all accept Nigerians. After registering on these platforms, proceed to Luno and Buy Ethereum. Don't buy Bitcoin, Ethereum is faster to transfer than Bitcoin.
Transferring cryptos is very risky and most times fraught with errors with users losing money, but careful approach and due diligence to details will help you in the long run. Why is this so? Simply because cryptocurrencies use the wallet address system to transfer from an exchange to another or from systems to systems. An e.g. address could look like this: 3x84je83ewejw934j3483e93je9ejderkremo84orjwWq, simply missing out one character will amount to funds been lost. So be very CAREFUL.
So you would be buying Ethereum on Luno.com and then transferring to either Okek.com or Binance.com. Also there are 7503 exchanges and markets in which you can register and then transfer your Cryptos to, provided the exchage allows for the trading of any cryptocurrency of your choice. See the list to choose from HERE
In order to transfer value in the form of a cryptocurrency, from one exchange to another, you need to generate an address on the destination exchange that will receive your funds when transfer is complete. All exchanges allow you generate a unique address, more or less like an account number to receive funds.
In Nigeria at the moment, one cannot talk about a Nigerian referendum without bringing Biafra into the picture as the embers of events leading to the civil war in the 70's appears to be re-ignited. But beyond this (Biafra matter), referendum is an act that could have a far-reaching effect, and countries that are truly democratic in setting, have employed this in addressing specific issues of national concern.
So, there lies the question: What is a Referendum? – According to Encyclopedia.com; A referendum is a form of direct democracy in which the entire electorate votes to accept or reject a policy proposal. The given definition has two key components I will like to highlight: ‘the Electorate’ and ‘Policy’. These two (elements) have a tremendous influence on the eventual outcome of the vote- the electorate is been expected to response to the question raised in the referendum by simply choosing to accept or reject.
A referendum is more like seeking a mutual avenue to end a ‘dispute’: putting one forward does not necessarily mean acceding to defeat plus there is no certainty that the victory will sway to one side or another until the votes are counted. However, it is important to state here that the state here that whatever move that is being must not be done without the state legislature’s involvement. In other words, referendum can only be permitted within the ambit of the law. Failure to do this will be tantamount to committing treason.
Now, focusing the lens on Nigeria; it would be injudicious to solely pin the word ‘Referendum’ to Biafra and the activities of IPOB- a scenario that borders on secession. The concept behind referendum is obviously broader than that, and there are a whole lot of issues that can be tackled through referendums. Again, we seem to sort of see referendum in ‘bad light’ in this part of the world so much that a special assistant to the president once put objectivity to the swords by limiting referendum to the Biafra situation. But far from it; the practice, if intently pursued, can help us correct some maladies that are apparent in the nation’s polity since it provides the avenue for the electorate to free express their opinions.
However, the ‘sad truth’ is that there is no such provision in the Nigerian constitution. So, before we can have a Nigerian referendum, there has to be a constitutional review. But who will ‘bell the cat’, and move the notion for the inclusion of referendum in the constitution?
If we are to progress as a truly democratic- with no inkling of dictatorship- nation then the electorate have got to be involved in [a more profound manner] in the decision-making process- not just the general election- especially as it regards passing certain laws.
The Nigerian referendum is not just about Biafra, and should not be limited to that. More so, considering the fact that some of the edicts that are presently in effect were triggered during the military regime, it is necessary to mastermind a means of reviewing some of those policies thus setting the tone for a restructured Nigeria- as such, referendums should be evoked to have this done. Besides, allowing referendums to take place will certainly quell many agitations that have without the use of force rising over the years as we get to reach a point where we agree to disagree.
Thank you Fola2034 for your review. I would however like to know what premise you used in getting to the conclusion you got. You obviously must have sampled quite a number of female teenagers and women to be able to arrive at this conclusion. I would however like to disagree with you on your summation of whatever survey you carried out as Diva is in no competition with any sanitary pad and we always pride ourselves as producing quality and standard products that can be used conveniently by both the young and the old. I will advice you review your survey again.
Thanks @Seun85 for your comment.
The comment wasn't @Fola2304 but user comments sampled. We do not give judgments but let users have the final say.
We will do as you've advised and carry out a survey again.
The N-Power Youth Empowerment of the Federal Government of Nigeria is a scheme aimed at employing 500,000 unemployed educated Nigerian Youths between the ages of 18-35 years.
They would go through a maximum training of 2 years and during this time earn a stipend of N30,000 Naira and also would be given a Mobile Device Tab for Mobility and use.
The scheme is made up of so many categories namely:
N-POWER TECH HARDWARE
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The program is currently accepting applications into Four categories namely:
The Scheme started it's pilot phase last year 2016.
Watch a 2016 Testimonial
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