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Babangida Marks Low Key Birthday With Family, Associates

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Former president Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) and his family yesterday marked his 72nd birthday with special prayers. The president of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, was among the prominent Nigerians in attendance.

ibb_celebrate_birthdayThe prayers took place at his Minna, Niger State, residence ; the entire event was devoid of any elaborate celebration.

Dangote was the first prominent personality to deliver a congratulatory letter to Babangida at the prayers session conducted by Khadi Alikali Usman Wada Erena.

The khadi prayed Allah to grant the former leader long life and good health so he could continue his good work of counselling and guiding new-generation leaders.

Later in the day, Babangida received the deputy governor of Niger State, Hon. Ahmed Ibeto, who led members of the State Executive Council to pay him a special birthday visit.

Also present were his friends in Minna: former PAN chairman Alhaji Umar Ndanusa, Alhaji Mohammed Tako, former federal permanent secretary Abdullahi Maji, Hassan Talo, and vice chancellor of IBB University Professor Ibrahim Adamu Kolo.

IBB, who later rushed to Kano to attend a wedding, had on Friday told journalists that he would want to be remembered as someone who played his part and contributed his quota in Nigeria’s development and the military.

Asked to write his epitaph, he said: “Here lies General IBB born in Minna, joined military profession in 1962, stayed there for 32 years, serving this great nation and, by the grace of God, he became a military president and served this country eight years. May his soul rest in peace.”

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Eniola Badmus fires back at troll who body-shamed her

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Popular comic actress, Eniola Badmus has fired back at a troll who tried to make mockery of her body for wearing bikini.

The troll asked the actress why everything about her has fallen.

“Why everything come fall for up?,” the troll commented on the actress’s photo on LIB’s Instagram page with crying emoji.

And she replied: “Just the way your mama own fall”

The actress also complimented her own photo, writing that “looking good is a good business.”

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We Need N81 Million To Cut Grass In Abuja Stadium: Nigerian Minister

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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has revealed that it will cost the ministry N81m to cut the grass and clear the weed that have taken over the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

He stated this recently while speaking during the one-day seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter.

According to him, the ministry approached the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for assessment in the stadium, which was built in 2003 with N53 billion on a 29 hectares (72 acres) of land.

The stadium is divided into Package A which houses the Main Bowl and Package B which houses other facilities like basketball courts, NFF office, volleyball courts, tennis courts, squash courts.

“We approached AEPB to come see what can be done to clear the grass and weed in the stadium and they told us it will cost us N81m.

“If we tell Nigerians we used N81m which is not even available, there will be an outcry. The funds are not really there for us and that is why we are partnering with private investors to bring back the key components of our infrastructures,” he said.

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It’s smart if a man refuses to date a jobless woman in Nigeria — Leo DaSilva

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Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Leo Da Silva recently got internet users debating afte he waded into a conversation centered on men refusing to date women who are not financially stable.

A lady who disclosed that she’s a student, had tweeted;

I’ve seen tweets from guys saying they can’t date a girl that’s not financially stable. I’m a student. But never, like never have I felt attacked by such tweets. What’s actually up with some guys on Twitter? What I want must not make sense to you. It’s choice boo

Reacting to this, Leo stated that it’s a smart choice for young men to refuse to date jobless women. He added that guys should have their own preference just as women have theirs.

He tweeted in response;

Guys should have their own preference just as women have theirs. Dating someone that’s not working or doesn’t have adequate allowance is a burden. Nigeria, the poverty capital of the world, if a young man trying to come up refuses that burden, I think it’s a smart choice.

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