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|Politics / Nigerians Swarm Around Him As Bees Do Honey – Adesina Compares Buhari To Azikiwe by Insidenaija: 2:28pm On Oct 15|
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has compared President Muhammadu Buhari to past Nigerian leaders, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Shehu Shagari, and others.
Adesina said Nigerians are more attracted to Buhari than Azikiwe, Awolowo and Shagari, adding that they swarm around him as bees do to honey.
He said this in an article on Thursday entitled, ‘The Essential Buhari: VP Osinbajo got it!’.
According to him, he has not seen any Nigerian leader that has a popular appeal like Buhari.
He also said that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was right to have described Buhari as “the most popular Nigerian politician that we ever had in this generation”.
“Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is an honest man. Whatever he tells you, please take it seriously,” Adesina said.
“When he said Buhari was possibly Nigeria’s most popular politician that we’ve had in generations, I believed it, not just by the hearing of the ear, but because my eyes have seen it.
“I’m old enough to have seen our colourful and even swashbuckling politicians in action. I have seen the great Obafemi Awolowo. The charismatic Nnamdi Azikiwe (Zik of Africa). Shehu Shagari. Aminu Kano. M.K.O Abiola. Bashir Tofa, and many others in action.
“But I haven’t seen anyone with the kind of attraction, magnetic pull, that Muhammadu Buhari has. And that is round the country, north and south. People swarm around him as bees do to honey.
“I have been around the country with the President. I have also been to several countries of the world with him. I haven’t seen any other Nigerian leader, past or present, with his kind of allure, pull, fascination, magnetism.”
|Celebrities / Re: "Hide Your Wives"- Bbnaija Star Boma, Warns Men As He Steps Out (video) by Insidenaija: 1:37pm On Oct 15|
|Celebrities / "Hide Your Wives"- Bbnaija Star Boma, Warns Men As He Steps Out (video) by Insidenaija: 1:27pm On Oct 15|
Former Big Brother Naija star Boma Akpore has advised men to hide their wives, girlfriends, and even their grandmothers, Newspremises reports.
Newspremises recalls that Boma has reportedly been judged harshly, by Nigerians for getting intimate with fellow former housemate, Tega, a married mother, while they were on the show together.
Tega on two different occasions has apologized to Nigerians for her relationship with fellow Boma, during the just-concluded season 6 edition of the reality show.
She maintained that they only kissed but said she’s aware that even that is wrong since she’s married.
According to her, she never set out to hurt anyone, adding that she was just going with the flow of the show.
However, to let the public know there words no longer have power over him, Boma used the same word the public use in judging him.
The Big Brother Naija star shared a video of himself exiting a building and wrote:
"Hide your wives, girlfriends, sisters, and even your grandmas. Everything that needs to be hidden."
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|Romance / Crying Bride Creates A Scene At Her Wedding (video) by Insidenaija: 10:53am On Oct 15|
A video which has gone viral online has shown moment a crying bride created a scene at her wedding ceremony, Newspremises reports.
A video which has gone viral online has shown moment a crying bride created a scene at her wedding ceremony.
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|Crime / Man Shows Off A Fake Iphone 12 He Bought At Computer Village In Lagos (video) by Insidenaija: 3:25pm On Oct 14|
A man has taken to social media to show off a fake iPhone 12 he bought at Computer Village in Lagos, Newspremises reports.
The fake iPhone was running on an android OS. A man was heard in the background telling the victim how he warned him against going to Computer Village to buy a phone.
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|Politics / Re: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Be Made To Pay Tax - House Of Representatives by Insidenaija: 2:37pm On Oct 14|
|Politics / Re: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Be Made To Pay Tax - House Of Representatives by Insidenaija: 2:37pm On Oct 14|
|Politics / Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Be Made To Pay Tax - House Of Representatives by Insidenaija: 2:29pm On Oct 14|
A member of the house of representatives, Fakeye Olufemi, is of the opinion that owners of small and medium-sized enterprises including carpenters and taxi drivers should be made to pay tax, Newspremises reports.
Fakeye who is a member of the ruling APC and represents Boluwaduro/Ifedayo/Ila federal constituency of Osun state in the house, said this while making his contributions to the 2022 budget debate during plenary session on Wednesday, October 13.
The finance act 2020 exempts small companies with an annual turnover of not more than N25 million from paying company income tax (CIT).
While calling for the businesses to be taxed, Fakeye opined that this will be another source of revenue for the federal government to finance the budget.
“Why I salute the honourable speaker and my colleagues herein seated and even the senate for complying with the request by the executive that we reset the button to a January to December cycle for budget making; I think it is fair to expect that if we do that — which we have done, there should be a properly timed implementation of the budget. I know it is easy to talk, it is more difficult to implement,” he said.
"I like to tell the executive; if you are going to borrow to implement the project for a year — they should be borrowing January, February and March not borrowing or trying to arrange the borrowing in the third or fourth quarter of the year for which you want to implement.
"I’m aware right now and it has been said here that only two quarterly releases have been made now — we are in the last quarter of the year. That makes a joke of all the effort that we put in day in, day out to ensure that the budget is passed in time.Carpenters, taxi drivers should be made to pay tax. They make a lot of money - House of Reps member says
"And I pay attention to revenue shortfall for the government and I begin to ask myself and I recall when I was young, everybody pays taxes. Whether you are a farmer, your daddy was a carpenter, whatever he did for a living, he paid tax.
"Now we have tended to forgive everybody their taxation except those who have an income where the tax is taken out of your income and the rest paid to you.
"I think our tax reform should be such that every Nigerian has a chance to contribute. Go out there and talk to 80 percent or 90 percent of the people of Nigeria, a lot of them that are self-employed; they don’t pay tax anymore
"So when we hear FIRS or tax organisations, even the tax joint board widening the tax net; why do they shy away from finding a way to make people pay — whether you are a carpenter, you are a taxi driver, you are selling rice in the market — these people make a lot of money but they don’t get to pay nothing. So I think that is an area I would like to see revenue-boosting.”
|Sports / Mikel Obi Finally Reveals Why He Snubbed Manchester United For Chelsea by Insidenaija: 1:56pm On Oct 14|
Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has finally revealed why he snubbed Manchester United and signed for Chelsea in 2006.
Mikel, who spent 11 trophy-laden years at Stamford Bridge after signing from Norwegian club, Lyn Oslo, disclosed that he joined Cheslea because the futures of three other Nigerian players were tied to the deal.
Before his move to Chelsea,the midfieder first had an agreement in principle with Chelsea, but was tricked into penning a deal with Manchester United and had even spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson on the phone.
This led to a legal battle between Lyn Oslo, Man Utd and Chelsea, while FIFA also intervened.
At the end, Mikel eventually signed for Chelsea, who paid a compensation fee of £12m to Manchester United and £4m to Lyn.
During that period, three of Mikel Obi’s teammates at U-20 level, Chinedu Obasi, Emmanuel Sarki and Ezekiel Bala, were also undergoing trials at Stamford Bridge.
Mikel Obi, who currently plays for Kuwait SC, told The Athletic: “When I chose Chelsea, it wasn’t just my life that changed.
“There were four lives that changed. Why? Because if I didn’t, Chelsea might not have anything to do with my three friends. I was close to them. I knew their families.
“I didn’t just make the decision for myself. I thought about them, I thought about their families. This gave them more of a chance.”
|Crime / Pastor Rapes A Minor, Attempts To Use Her Virgina Blood For Ritual (Video) by Insidenaija: 4:30pm On Oct 13|
A Nigerian man simply identified as Arinze, who claims to be a pastor in training, has been nabbed after he allegedly defiled a little girl and attempted to use blood from her vagina for spiritual activities geared towards making his church grow exponentially.
In a video that has since gone viral, the suspect claimed he was asked by one Mr. Matthew to get the blood of a child and that the blood would be used to help him do some spiritual works to make his church grow faster than expected.
Arinze who was tied up in the video said he met his victim, a little girl, whom he fingered and then took her blood to Mr. Matthew who rejected it and said that the victim is very powerful.
''I am tied because I want to have my own ministry. One Mr Matthew asked me to go and bring the blood of a child from any part of her body.''
A landlord in the area where the incident happened, filmed the suspect and recounted how the suspect was nabbed.
''This man his name is Arinze. This Arinze came to my tenants place about three weeks ago. The first time he came, he said he was looking for a house so my tenant was trying to help him. They couldn't get a house or shop because they said it was too expensive for them
"He went to my tenant's place. My tenant gave him food, he ate the food. Maybe he used spiritual means or something, my tenant fell asleep. She slept off. By the time she woke up, she saw one of her girls, blood was dripping from her vagina. By the time she looked around, this man had fled.
"Today, this man came. She now asked someone to hold the guy. He started making confessions that not that he slept with the girl, he only used his finger on the girl. Whether it is true or not we don't know. The only thing we know is that the girl was defiled and he said he collected blood from the girl's vagina. He took it to where they wanted to use it some that his church will boom.''
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|Sports / Villarreal’s Danjuma Explains Why He Dumped Nigeria For Netherlands by Insidenaija: 3:02pm On Oct 13|
Villarreal forward, Arnaut Danjuma, has admitted that although he loves Nigeria, the Netherlands is the team after his heart, Newspremises reports.
Danjuma was rumoured to be keen in switching allegiance to the Super Eagles in the past.
However, the former Bournemouth winger was handed a late call up to the Dutch senior side by Louis Van Gaal for their 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Gibraltar.
The 24-year-old marked his debut for the Oranje by scoring in the 6-0 win Gibraltar, after being introduced in the second half.
After the game Danjuma said: “I feel Dutch and I have always wanted to play for the team after my heart.
“Nigeria is a country I love but playing for them is an option I see as a fall back if I don’t get my chance here. I’m here now and I want to make it count.”
Danjuma was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but his family moved to the Netherlands. He has a Nigerian mother and a Dutch father.
|NYSC / Use Corps Members To Fight Boko Haram - Governor Fayemi by Insidenaija: 2:30pm On Oct 13|
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has disclosed that Corps members should be recruited to fight insecurity in the country, Newpremises reports.
Governor Fayemi who is also the Chairman, Nigerian Governor’s Forum (NGF), stated this while speaking at an event in Ibadan on Wednesday, October 13, 202.
The Governor also said that corps members not willing to join the military services can serve in their community without pay.
“There are two things that we need to address quickly to bring the current wave of insecurity to a halt.
“We need to have a conversation on how we can recruit a large number of people to join the police and the military, even on a short service or otherwise.
“By available statistics, we need a minimum of 200,000 personnel to boost the fighting power of our men.
“This number is very large and a potential financial and logistic nightmare, yet we cannot delay any further.
“The ungoverned spaces need to be closed up quickly by motivated men with the singular objective to save the nation.
“That takes us to the number two issue of financing and arming large recruitment.
“With this, we can use the existing orientation camps to train willing and able graduates to reflate the security personnel under a special arrangement that will be worked out.
“That way, the fund that is currently deployed to the NYSC can be used with just some additional funding, which could be sourced through a national emergency fund for the next five to 10 years.
“Those who cannot join the military services can serve in their community without pay if we must still retain the NYSC for everyone.
“To incentivise those who may volunteer to serve, they will have a separate certificate and medal of honour in addition to having priority for military, paramilitary and civil or public service recruitment after service,” Fayemi said.
He explained that, the present situation in the country didn’t warrant politics of blame and opportunistic opposition, but “it is time to build a nation and not to fritter it away.”
Feyemi added that, Nigeria at this present time is in need of patriotic statesmen and women and not rumour mongers, ethnic crisis entrepreneurs, provincial men of little minds who see everything from the prism of ethnic and religious conspiracy.
He noted further that, one way to curtail the rise of insecurity to a halt is to recruit a large number of people to join the police and the military, on a short service or otherwise.
The Governor explained that, the existing orientation camps can be used to train willing and able graduates to reflate the security personnel under a special arrangement that will be worked out.
He however, expressed confidence that though, the situation might look helpless, sooner than later, the security situation would see a significant improvement and that Nigeria would come out stronger from this moment of national distress.
|Crime / Re: Man Kills His Friend After Dreaming That He Was Sleeping With His Wife(video) by Insidenaija: 12:53pm On Oct 13|
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|Crime / Man Kills His Friend After Dreaming That He Was Sleeping With His Wife(video) by Insidenaija: 7:13am On Oct 13|
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A 45-year-old Ghanian man identified simply as Kwadwo Adusei better known as Desco has reportedly been arrested for killing his friend at Wawaase in Afigya Kwabre South of Ashanti Region of Ghana, Newspremises has learned.
Newspremises gathered that, the suspect allegedly murdered his friend after he dreamt that he was having sex with his wife.
Adusei was said to have lured the deceased identified as 48-year-old Kwesi Banahene, to a bush where he stabbed him multiple times all over his body.
Banahene’s body was reportedly found in the bush after a search team was deployed to look for him after he was reported missing for days.
The suspect allegedly attempted to murder his grandfather after taking the life of his friend, accusing his grandfather of taking his manhood and thereby rendering him impotent.
However, the suspect grandfather was said to have survived the attack currently being treated at Ankaase Hospital.
Desco told journalists that his dreams always come to pass and he couldn’t wait for this one to manifest, which is why he moved in swiftly to avert it, by killing his friend.
|Celebrities / Comedian Woli Agba And Wife Welcome Baby Boy A Year After Losing Child by Insidenaija: 9:27am On Oct 12|
Comedian Ayo Ajewole, popularly known as Woli Agba and his wife Olaife, have welcomed their second child together, Newspremises reports.
Woli Agaba who took to his verified Instagram page to announce the arrival of the baby, revealed that he lost a baby on January 3, 2020 still went on to perform on stage like nothing happened.
Woli Agba said, he made people laugh on stage while struggling with the news of his dead baby.
Woli Agba wrote on Instagram:
"Last year, I lost a baby but performed on stage like nothing happened.
January 3, 2020 ‘Hangout with Woliagba’ has been registered to my heart as the day I was heartbroken on stage, hid my sorrows, and made my people laugh while I struggled with the news of a dead baby deep down inside me.
“This year, God has restored my joy and cancelled the memory of my loss. I am so grateful to God. Congratulations to my family. It’s a boy!''
The comedian got married to his wife on April 2017 after courting for about four years. With their latest addition, the couple has two sons together.
|Politics / FG Making Progress On Insecurity, People Mistake It For Stagnation- Femi Adesina by Insidenaija: 8:17am On Oct 12|
President Muhammadu Buhari Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has maintained that the federal government is making progress on insecurity but, many people mistake it for stagnation, Newspremises reports.
The presidential aide who made the disclosure while speaking in an interview on Channels Television, stated that, no one would dare compare the situation now to what was "witnessed in 2015".
Adesina explained that though it was only insurgency the government had to deal with back in 2015, however bombs were going off like firecrackers in all cities of the country.
He added that it will be disingenuous for anyone to say that there hadn’t been improvement in certain areas in security.
In his words:
“Government is always a continuum. One government may do well in some areas and not do as well in some areas, and it will exit and another government will continue.
“Can you compare the security situation today, as dire as it is, with 2015? You dare not. As at 2015, yes, it was only insurgency then but the way bombs went off like firecrackers in all cities of the country, can you compare that to today?
“So, it will be disingenuous for you to say that there hadn’t been improvement in certain areas in security. There are certain areas where the delivery is high — higher than some other areas. But for anybody to say it’s a complete failure, that will not be true.
“There were three main promises and it was expanded to nine priority areas. One, we will secure the country. We met an insecure country, we went at it and there was some stability, and after a while, it exploded again and it became hydra-headed.
“Insurgency was the main problem then, but banditry, kidnapping, cultism and all sorts of things came in. So, it’s a serious issue. But the government is working at it seriously. There is progress, but some people want to mistake it for stagnancy.”
|Sports / Germany Defeat North Macedonia 4-0 Become First Nation To Qualify For World Cup by Insidenaija: 7:30am On Oct 12|
Following their 4-0 defeat over North Macedonia on Monday night, Germany are the very first European country to quality for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Newspremises reports.Source: https://newspremises.com.ng/germany-become-the-1st-nation-to-qualify-for-2022-world-cup-after-4-0-win-over-north-macedonia/
|Politics / Re: Heavy Police Presence At Lekki Tollgate (Photos, Video) by Insidenaija: 8:02pm On Oct 11|
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|Politics / Heavy Police Presence At Lekki Tollgate (Photos, Video) by Insidenaija: 7:51pm On Oct 11|
There is a heavy presence of armed police officers at the Lekki tollgate today October 11. Police trucks are parked on one side of the ever-busy road.
Recall that earlier today, the state police command had warned residents of the state against staging an #EndSARS anniversary protest.
In a statement released the command said it had credible information that some persons planned to stage a protest today to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protest that swept across the country in October 2020. The police say the state cannot afford another protest and that it would deal with anyone that stages a protest.
Video footage recorded from the Lekki tollgate today shows police presence in that axis of the state.
Newsmen reached out to the state police spokesperson, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, who confirmed the presence of the police officers and said he is not certain when the police presence would end.
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|Politics / Boko Haram: 6 Girls Escape From Terrorists’ Camp With 9 Children, One Pregnant by Insidenaija: 7:04pm On Oct 11|
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, has reportedly received another set of six girls who escapes from Boko Haram terrorists, with one of them pregnant, Newspremises reports.
|NYSC / Ohanaeze Condemns Army Officer’s Dehumanization Of NYSC Member by Insidenaija: 12:16pm On Sep 24|
An apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has expressed outrage over the maltreatment of Ezeiruaku Ifenyinwa Fidelia, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in Cross River, Newspremises reports.
According to reports, the female corp member is serving in the 13th Brigade Command of the Nigerian Army in Calabar, the state capital.
She was allegedly dehumanized by a female soldier, one Lt. Chika Viola Anele, an assault that have since, went viral after it was caught on camera.
Ohanaeze president in Cross Rivers state, Ugoji Nwabueze, in a statement on Friday, condemned the unprofessional act of the female soldier, notting that the incident placed the integrity and public relations principles of the army before the court of public conscience.
Nwabueze stated that, in a democratic nation, the protection of the fundamental rights of citizens is sacrosanct.
“No matter the height of provocation, Anele crossed the red line of decorum and decency expected of an officer of that level”, he said.
Nwabueze however, applauded the Brigade Commander for offering an immediate investigation that led to the identification and arrest of the suspect.
Meanwhile, Army spokesperson Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, has disclosed that the officer’s behaviour was against established precepts of discipline.
According to him, “the NA condemns this unimaginable level of infraction by personnel in its ranks. The officer’s actions have caused the NA monumental embarrassment.”
Nwachukwu had however, announced that the suspect will undergo regimental orders (trial) in line with the extant provisions of the Armed Forces Act.
Furthermore, Nwachukwu charged the general public to continue to report abuses to Human Rights Desks in all Army formations.
|Crime / Re: Katsina Police Arrest Three Women Concealing Petrol In Bags For Bandits (Video) by Insidenaija: 10:51am On Sep 24|
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