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24 NYSC Members To Repeat Service In Oyo, Sokoto



No fewer than 18 out of the 4,034 Batch A, 2015, Corps members who served in Oyo State would repeat their service year due to evasion of service continuously for three months.


Stephen Bankole, NYSC Director of Information in Oyo State, made the disclosure on Thursday in Ibadan in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.

He said that extensions of service were given to no fewer than seven corps members, ranging from one week to four months.

“Extension occurs when a member did not attend his Place of Primary Assignment regularly or has not been signing monthly payment voucher as at when due.

“However it is only NYSC headquarters that ratifies cases of abscondment,” he said.

Mr. Bankole said that no fewer than 33 corps members who served in the state got married during service year, while 50 went on maternity leave.

“We had about 1,753 males and 2,281 females.

“Six received award of exemplary service while 11 received award for execution of projects in their host communities,” he said.


He urged the corps members still in service to live exemplary life and be good citizens to avoid falling victim of extension of service or abscondment after their service year.

The information officer advised the outgoing corps members to make good use of the entrepreneurial skills they acquired during service to enable them become self employed.

“They should go into the larger society to earn their living honestly and legitimately as good citizens, no shortcuts,” he said.

In Sokoto, six Corps members are to repeat the service year for various offences, the NYSC Coordinator in the state, Thomas Yamma, has said.

Mr. Yamma said on Thursday in Sokoto at the passing out ceremony of the NYSC batch ” A” corps members deployed to the state, that the action was taken to serve as deterrent to serving corps members.

He said that four other corps members have had their service year extended by two months.

“This is a punitive measure taken against the erring corps members for violating the rules and regulations of the corps.

“Three other corps members were bestowed with the state’s prestigious merit award, four others got the chairman’s awards, while several others got commendation letters.”

The coordinator commended the state government, Sokoto Sultanate Council, and people of the state in general for their sustained moral and financial support to the corps.

In his remark, the Chairman of the State NYSC Governing Board, Muhammad Abubakar, assured that the government would continue to give priority to the welfare and security of all corps members deployed to the state.


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“From bum shorts to leggings” – BBNaija’s Ozo called out over his choice of outfits



It is not new that ex-BBNaija housemate Ozoemena Chukwu likes to wear skimpy shorts – the kind of clothing items called bum shorts that are mostly worn by ladies.

Throughout the BBNaija show, Ozo was often seen wearing those kind of shorts, sometimes pulling them further up himself to reveal his light-skinned thighs.

Ozo’s choice of outfit lately makes him trend and at the same time, his getting backlash from his fans for what he is wearing.

The light skin big brother Naija ex housemate doesn’t look bothered, as he keeps wearing what he feels comfortable in.

The picture above was what Ozo was seen wearing that got him a lot of backlash as he decided to wear something more longer but still the trolling didn’t stop.

A Facebook user identified as Bright said “Ozo upgraded from bum short to leggings”

@enna said “if I catch my man wearing a leggings like that, we are done”

@alpha said “what is this guy wearing”

@enioluwa said “what kind of trouser is this guy always wearing”

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North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto



The Sultan of Sokoto,Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday lamented the high rate of insecurity in the North, saying it was the worst place in the country to live.

Sultan of Sokoto North

The Sultan, who stated this at the fourth quarterly meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council in Abuja, said bandits were fast overrunning the North as residents slept with their eyes open.

While describing the North as the worst place to live, he said that bandits had become daring.

He said they moved from house to house, village to village, market to market, with AK-47 rifles openly, purchasing foodstuffs and other items and even collecting change without any challenge from the security agencies.

The foremost traditional ruler stated that the security system in the North had completely collapsed.

He said, “Security situation in Northern Nigeria has assumed a worrisome situation. Few weeks ago, over 76 persons were killed in a community in Sokoto in a day. I was there with the governor to commiserate with the affected community.

“Unfortunately, you don’t hear these stories in the media because it’s in the North. We have accepted the fact that the North does not have strong media to report the atrocities of these bandits.

“People think North is safe but that assumption is not true. In fact, it’s the worst place to be in this country because bandits go around in the villages, households and markets with their AK 47 and nobody is challenging them.

“They stop at the market, buy things, pay and collect change, with their weapons openly displayed. These are facts, I know because I am at the centre of it.

“I am not only a traditional ruler, I am also a religious leader. So, I am in a better place to tell the story. I can speak for the North in this regard because I am fully aware of the security challenges there. We have to sincerely and seriously find solutions to the problem, otherwise, we will find ourselves soon, in a situation where we would lose sleep because of insecurity.

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‘Stop Calling Friday ‘Black Friday’, Its A Holy Day For Muslims’ – Kano Hisbah Board Warns Radio Station



The Kano Hisbah Board has reportedly warned a Nigerian radio station and it is about Black Friday.

Per the letter sent to the radio station, the group ordered the station to stop calling Friday ‘Black Friday’ ahead of a “Black Friday Sales” which is scheduled to take place today.

Per the letter from the Sharia Police, majority of the residents in Kano are Muslims and they consider Friday a holy day.

Read the letter below;

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