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Stop attacking Buhari, he has done well — Kalu

A former Governor of Abia State, Mr. Orji Kalu, has urged retired military generals to stop attacking President Muhammadu Buhari who he says has done so well since he assumed office as President.

Vanguard

OFFA BANK ROBBERY: Seven suspects arrested 

Kwara State Police Commissioner,Mr Lawan Ado, said, yesterday, that seven suspects  have been arrested in connection with the Thursday bloody bank robbery attack  in Offa.

The Sun

2019: Retired generals battle Buhari over Re-election bid

Until 2015 when the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu took his mastery of the game beyond the fringe of regional politics with the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari, two Nigerian leaders dominated the conversation on the nation’s political landscape in the last three decades.

Thisday

FG May Lose over N200bn to Ijora-Apapa Bridge Closure

The plan by the federal government to close the Ijora-Apapa Bridge in Lagos for “permanent repairs” will cost the country over N200 billion, if the bridge is blocked for two months.

Daily Times

Wike Under Attack For Comments On 2019 Election

Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesome Wike has come under severe attack from several election monitoring and civil society groups, following his insisting allegations that the 2019 election will not be free and fair.

Guardian

In Rivers Atiku did not just come and go

Ahead of 2019 polls, indication has emerged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might give its presidential ticket to either former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar or former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Tribune

Buhari qualified to contest in 2019, but…—PearseDr Adetokunbo Pearse is a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Lagos State Coordinator for Professor Tunde Adeniran, one of the party’s national chairmanship aspirants. Pearse, who is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and former PDP governorship aspirant in Lagos State, speaks with BOLA BADMUS on a number of issues. Excerpts:

Leadership

Looters Lists: Coalition Blasts APC, PDP Over Banter

The National Coalition of the Nigeria Intervention Movement, (NIM) has lambasted the two major political parties, All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on their banter over the controversial looters lists.

Raymond Dokpesi, Chairman of DAAR communications, has asked Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture to retract his name from the looters list or be prepared to face a N5 billion suit.

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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Ezekwesili Reacts To Nigerian Govt’s Threat To Sanction CNN

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Ezekwesili Reacts To Nigerian Govt’s Threat To Sanction CNN

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Dr. Obaigeli Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has reacted to a statement by the Nigerian government demanding that CNN be sanctioned.

On Thursday, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, expressed that CNN should be sanctioned for its investigations which he described as irresponsible journalism.

Also Read: #EndSars: UK Parliament Set To Debate The Sanction Of Buhari’s Regime Over #LekkiMassacre

The minister also insisted that there was no mass killing at Lekki toll-gate, adding that it was a ‘Massacre with no bodies’

Reacting to the development, Ezekwesili, mocked the government over its threats at CNN.

She queried the reason for Judicial panels on the #EndSARS crisis if the government has closed its minds to information based on evidence.

She wrote:

https://twitter.com/obyezeks/status/1329409799440769024

 

 

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Man shares chat with mother who is trying to hustle a girl for him to marry

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A Nigerian man identified as Opata Efungwu has shared his chat with his mother who is trying so hard to get a lady for him to marry.

From the chat with he shared, his mom sent a photo of a lady to him, and asked him to decide if he would want to see her when he comes home for Christmas.

“Check if you will like to see this girl in December when you come home for Christmas or not. If you will like to have her number or not. I still want to show you another person if you want me to”, his mom wrote.

Sharing the conversation on his Instagram page, he wrote;

“This life if someone told me when I was younger that a time will come when my mom will be hustling girls for me, I would never have believed it”.

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