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State Trains 400 Unemployed Youths

WITH a view to addressing poverty and unemployment, 400 youths are undergoing training by the Borno State government in poultry and fishery. These would be empowered with working tools and take off grants before the end of this year.
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WITH a view to addressing poverty and unemployment, 400 youths are undergoing training by the Borno State government in poultry and fishery. These would be empowered with working tools and take off grants before the end of this year.

Speaking last week during the opening session of the initiative at Mohamet College of Agriculture, Maiduguri, Governor Kashim Shettima said the training is in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN-MDGs) on food security.

He described the scheme as part of measures to harness the state’s rich agricultural and livestock resources in the Lake Chad Basin.

He added that 500 youths are also undergoing training and skill acquisitions at the Songhai Farms in Benin Republic.

The monthly allowance of the trainees has been increased from N4,000 to N6, 000.

‘Why Election Was Delayed’

By Olushola Ricketts

IN response to a recent protest by some members of the Odun-Ade Building Materials Dealers’ Association Lagos State over delay in the conduct of election, the executive body of the group, led by Mr. Modestus Umenzekwe, has called for dialogue to resolve the crisis.

During a press conference, at the weekend, the executive body said it was duly elected for a first term tenure of two years and is eligible for re-election in another two years.

Explaining the delay, the body said, “One of the subscribers to the new shopping complex being constructed by the Umenzekwe-led executive obtained an injunction to restrain holding of an election in 2008/2009.”

And that due to respect for the rule of law, the executive has obeyed the court order and has used a two-pronged approach to appeal the suit and pursue an out of court settlement.

It said: “Some members are greatly benefiting from the crisis, and are giving an impression of instability. Money has also been collected from members of the association in the guise of paying statutory levies to the local government, which is the function of the Exco. But we genuinely want peace.”

State Proposes  Diaspora Village, Int’l Liaison Officers

From Charles Ogugbuaja, Owerri

GOVERNOR Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has announced plans to build a Diaspora Village for Imo indigenes resident in other parts of the world, and also appoint international liaison officers. Okorocha said he is interested in ensuring that investors find Imo suitable, urging them to take advantage of the proposed Village, which would be constructed on a large expanse of land in the state. Okorocha disclosed this at the weekend in the United States during a dinner and awards ceremony.  The event was attended by the President of the Council of Newark, Donald M. Payne Jr; Councilwoman at-Large of Newark, Mildred C. Crump; President of Humanity for Africa Foundation, Mr. Okems Innocent Okemezie; and business groups, leaders of institutions, entrepreneurs and Nigerians in the U.S.

Varsity’s Permanent Site Gulps N2b

From John Akubo, Dutse

THE Federal University Dutse in Jigawa State will soon commence development of structures at its permanent site with a sum of N2b earmarked by the federal government. The institution is among nine universities established by the administration of President Jonathan in February 2011. Making the disclosure at a press conference to mark commencement of registration of pioneer students, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Jubrilla Ameen, said the university will hold its maiden matriculation on August 1, 2012 for the 2011/2012 academic season.

Ameen explained that the university has admitted 250 students, and employed 43 academic staff that can effectively handle the five courses the university will take off with.

He said that about 500 hectares of land has been allocated for the proposed extension, which he said would commence in about two months.

According to him, the work will be handled by the federal executive council since it involves heavy projects beyond the scope of the university.


Fashola, Akinjide, Others, For LASU Student’s Book Launch

ALL roads lead to the Ojo campus of the Lagos State University (LASU) on Tuesday, July 24 as Chinedu Ihenetu-Geoffrey, a Part V Law student of the institution, presents his book to the public. Governor Babatunde Fashola, senior members of the Nigerian Bar, among dignitaries from all walks of life, are expected to pour into the MBA Hall of LASU to witness presentation of the book titled: “Power of Advocacy: A Moot Guide for Global Law Students”.

UniCem Targets Five Million Metric Ton Capacity

From Aniete Akpan, Calabar

THE United Cement Company of Nigeria (UniCem) has announced plans to expand its current production capacity in 2013.  As the third largest cement manufacturer within the country, UniCem currently operates a state-of-the-art 2.5 million ton per annum Greenfield cement manufacturing facility at its Mfamosing site. The proposed expansion would double the company’s production capacity to 5 million tons per annum.  A statement by the Corporate Communications Manager, Anita Stoll, at the weekend, revealed that decision to launch a project to increase production capacity was taken at the Company’s July 2012 Board Meeting, where the UniCem Board of Directors analysed feedback from preliminary studies. It added that the construction of the new facility is anticipated to take 36 months.










Stoll said, “the expansion project would utilise sophisticated European and Chinese technology and over 2000 new employment opportunities will be created in the state with the new plant which will be built beside the existing one.”

The Communications Manager disclosed further that move to increase the production capacity comes on the heels of the federal governments’ backwards integration policy on cement production.

She stated, “whilst UniCem currently holds market share in the cement market of the South-South and South-East market regions in Nigeria, these markets exhibit a strong demand for cement, and the increased production capacity will allow the company to better serve its current customers and meet the demands of new ones.

“UniCem currently invests heavily in the development of the industrial capacity within Cross River State through the building of a 20km cement evacuation road, which will allow for a safer and more direct distribution route from its plant.  Expansion of its production capacity will result in further industrial development within the state, and will support job creation through both direct and third party opportunities.”


What are the best bookmakers for Nigeria residents?



Sports betting is becoming more and more famous in Nigeria. A rising number of betting sites in
Nigeria are offering wagering services to a populace of nearly 200 million people. They have a variety
of bonuses as well as free bets to attract customers. Nigerian customers and visitors can place bets
at both domestic and global bookmakers who offer offline and online betting services. These
bookmakers are offering betters in the biggest African market, and they are enjoying pretty liberal
betting legislation.

There are many safe betting sites around the globe, with lots of them being governed by higher
betting rules. Nigerian betters can punt on the hottest gaming markets with easiness, and they can
enjoy complete coverage on cricket, football, basketball and many more from these sites. The
majority of the bookmakers are making efforts to be named the most excellent bookie in Nigeria.
Here are the best bookmakers for Nigeria residents.


Nairabet is among the most famous bookmakers in Nigeria. It was launched in 2009, and since then,
Nairabet has continued to be among the largest and most successful gaming firms based in Nigeria.
It has a wide collection of both global as well as domestic betting sites. It offers live streaming, in-
play betting, in addition to a wide variety of promotions for the existing and new customers.
However, the odds might not be as excellent as that of the European betting companies, but if you
would like to bet on Nigerian games, then Nairabet can well be the best bookie for you. Nairabet
offers a great experience to Nigerian residents because they accept deposits in Naira.


Bet9ja has rapidly reputed itself as one of the leading betting sites in Nigeria. It is not only the much-
visited betting site in Nigeria but among the much-visited sites around the entire of the internet in
the country. This just shows how famous betting has turned out to be in the country and Bet9ja has
gained a lot from that by offering a wonderful product. This bookmaker offers a wide selection of
markets, and they focus on both international as well as local football. This gives Nigerians a chance
to have great odds of domestic football fixtures. The major advantage of this bookmaker is that it
accepts deposits in Naira.


Betfair is among the largest online gambling exchange in the world. It has an overabundance of
football gaming markets for its clientele. With the incredible cash-out option that it offers, be
assured that you are operating with one of the top betting sites. This bookmaker offers Nigerian
residents with the best value odds together with a huge variety of casino, sportsbook, as well as
poker markets.


Bet365 started with a humble beginning in 2000, and since then, it has risen to be among the top
bookmakers and especially in the football wagers. Its website is easy to navigate; it has excellent live
betting and incredible live streaming. It has grown to be the titleholder of the football gaming sites,
and this makes it to rank among the top and reliable bookmaker. Bet365 offers a huge betting
selection for Nigeria players.


Betway has paved itself to become a leading firm in betting in a period of over ten years. It is a
leading betting firm in Europe, and it has the biggest percentage of its client’s base from Germany,
the United Kingdom, and Spain. Unquestionably, Betway is among the best bookmakers in the globe
these days. The majority of the Nigerians are now starting to recognize how much this online
bookmaker might bring to their fixture.

William Hill

William Hill has been operating since 1934, and it has built a huge name of offering wonderful odds
for football leagues. It also offers a vast selection of gambling markets as well as the best, user-
friendly mobile app. This bookmaker accepts clients from Nigeria, and the best thing regarding it
being a British betting company is that they are focused mostly on football. Therefore if you are
looking to place a bet on world football, and particularly the Premier League, it might well be the
ideal choice for you. This bookmaker has a great and wide collection of offers for both their existing
and new customers that you can take advantage of. They have sign up bonuses as well as special
events for a big football fixture.


This is an international bookmaker that supports a wide range of languages and it has a large
betting selection for Nigeria players. 22bet has a mobile app with a large selection for football
lovers, especially English Primer League. It is one of the most popular betting sites around. 22bet got
a range of bets that are available in the market as well as having an excellent bonus offer. It has
several bonuses and promotions that one gets right after making the first deposit and they continue
growing progressively in the course of your betting. You can’t afford to miss this excellent bonuses.


It is one of the largest competitors when it comes to the betting industry in the world in the last
decade. Up and until it hasn't lost any momentum, it has been dominant on competitive odds, sports
variety, with its ever-increasing advertising campaign. 1xbetbookmaker has got more than 1,000
betting shops. They have also managed to have shops all over as well as having shops in Nigeria. The
players in Nigeria enjoy sportsbooks, online bookies, and poker pages.


This on one of the most recent betting company and it started in 2012 to be exact. It is registered in
the United Kingdom as its legal address and license to practice betting business are from the UK. It is
a member of the first self-regulatory organization of Russian Bookmakers. They have a wide range of
sports that you can bet on such as hockey, formula 1, diving and many more.


It is one of the most ambitious betting company that was started way back in 2007 and became
famous in a very short period after it started its operations. It has a huge selection of sporting events
as it meets all the needs of all its clients in the betting industry. It is one of the most admired
companies when it comes to payout and individuals customer care. They are focused on making sure
that the punters get the best betting experience by giving them the ability to bet even when the
sporting events commence.


888sport was launched in 1997 as an online gambling company. It has become of great success in
Europe and worldwide. It is also the most popular betting organization when it comes to the
customer base as it accepts all customers from all walks of life, regions and more so in Nigeria. The
clients in Nigeria have a great advantage of sighing up bonuses and competitive odds from one of
the greatest and well-known companies in the world.

With very many bookmakers offering diverse betting, many players face challenges, especially while
choosing the best bookmaker. has ranked the best bookmakers for football
using a wide range of diverse criteria which are very important for a top gambling experience.

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“My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to see her” – Man cries uncontrollably after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #Endsars protesters (Video)



“My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to see her” – Man cries uncontrollably after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #Endsars protesters (Video)

A Nigerian man has broken down in tears after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #endsars protesters in Abuja.

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In a video going viral on social media, the heartbroken man was seen crying uncontrollably, while narrating the incident.

He mentioned that his wife is currently pregnant and he was on his way to see her when the hoodlums attacked, smashed and vandalized his car.

READ: Heartbreaking video of Jimoh Isaiq’s father weeping uncontrollably after his son was killed at an #EndSARS protest in Ogbomoso(Opens in a new browser tab)

“I’m so pained mehn! I didn’t deserve this. I didn’t do shit to these guys. Just to find a gridlock here, I’m just going to see my wife. My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to go and see her”, he lamented.

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We can’t Afford to lose the Essence Life’s due to SARS and Police Brutality in Nigerian NO MORE HIDING PLACE for the Nigeria Police & SARS



Gabaghi Sunday Agbede also known as Donblaqwifi is an Afro-beat/pop upcoming artiste song writer and music producer based in the United start of America.
Donblaqwifi as he’s famously called didn’t just jump into music. Before music, Donblaqwifi graduated with an Accounting degree from Northeastern university in the United state of America.
“I just want to say big thanks to Folarin Falana famously known as “Falz” and Douglas jack Agu famously known as “Runtown” for leading the protest supporting #Endsars and #policeBrutality in Nigeria.
“Also big thanks to every single individual that came out for the protest. Enough is Enough is time for our voices to be heard in Nigeria.
Regardless of whatever that is happening in Nigeria including the Government and president the only people that can make Nigeria a better country is the Youth. The change we are looking is in our hands . It’s time for Nigerian Youths to come together as one and fight for the change.
The only way we can fight bad Government and bad president is peaceful protest. Nigerian is the richest Country in Africa still we are suffering, No electricity, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Police, SARS are Harassing innocent citizens.
Enough is Enough. We the Nigerian youth need to come together and fight for change.
United we stand”
#EndSARS and #EndPoliceBrutality
IG: iamdonblaqwifi

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