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adminreachOctober 5, 2017

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Former US President Barack Obama surprised his wife Michelle with a touching video message for their anniversary.
Michelle was at the Pennsylvania Conference for Wmen on Tuesday, speaking alongside Grey’s Anatomy producer Shonda Rhimes about female empowerment and the pressures of living in the White House.
At the end of the talk, Rhimes told her they had a surprise from her and her husband to mark their 25th wedding anniversary.
The Former US President’s face popped up on the screen and gasps of delight erupted from the audience.
Barack said:

“Hey, honey. Listen I know you are with all these important Pennsylvanian women and you are sharing the stage with our buddy Shonda Rhimes but I had to crash this party because today we have been married 25 years.
The idea that you would put up with me for a quarter of a century is a remarkable testament to what a saintly, wonderful, patient person you are.”

“an extraordinary partner, a great friend, somebody who could always make me laugh, somebody who could always make sure that I was following what I thought was right and an example to our daughters and to the entire country.
Your strength, your grace, your determination and your honesty, the fact that you look so good doing all this … it’s no wonder that, as people got to know you the way I got to know you, they fell in love.

He ended the sweet message by saying:

“It is truly the best decision that I ever made to be persistent enough asking you out for a date that you finally gave in – and I hope that you feel the same way.
So, I don’t want to interrupt the flow of what I am sure is a fascinating discussion but I figured that you wouldn’t mind me parachuting in just to say how much I love you.”

On their wedding anniversary, the former First Lady Michelle shared a picture of their wedding day on Twitter with the cutest message to her husband. See picture below;


adminreachOctober 5, 2017
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Niniola is happy to release her debut album which is titled “This Is Me” and the album will be released on the 3rd of November, 2017.
She made her excitement about the new album clear in her Instagram post with the caption:

“As promised guys its finally here…I am excited about this project, 3 years ago it was IBADI
A lot of us have been waiting for this and its here now…NINIOLA “THIS IS ME” The Album drops on the 3rd of November 2017. And you can pre-order from the 20th of October…Don’t Dull Guys…”


adminreachOctober 4, 2017

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The Lagos State police command has arrested two Uber drivers who specialised in robbing women of their valuables at gunpoint.
The drivers, Fosta Rufus, 30, and Franklin Jogbodo, according to the Special Anti Robbery squad boss, Mohammed Sanusi, picked up their targets around Lekki, Ajah and Victoria Island areas of Lagos.
Lagos State police boss, Imohimi Edgal, who paraded the suspects at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja, said the suspects sometimes would follow their victims to an ATM machine from where they would force them to withdraw cash at gunpoint.
He added that the suspects have admitted participating in three different robbery operations in the past. “On one occasion the suspects collected the sum of N86,000 from their victim using her Access Bank ATM. They have both confessed to the crime.”
He said that a KIA Rio with registration number BDG 376 EP used in perpetrating the crime and other valuables, which including Samsung Galaxy 7edge plus and iPhone 6 plus, allegedly collected from their victims identified as Nancy Nzuegbo and Eze Chinonso, were recovered from the suspects.
Edgal said he has directed all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers to maintain police visibility in major roads and neighbourhood across the metropolis.
“I have also directed them to carry out constant raids of back spots. We hope to sustain the current low crime rate in the state” he added.
In his confessional statement, Franklin denied robbing anybody, saying it was his friend, Fosta who dragged him into the problem. He said he was the one who introduced Fosta into the Uber cab business.
In his statement, he said: “I met Fosta while working with UBA as a driver. I met him again sometime this year. I helped him to register as an Uber driver. It was him who collected the phones that were found on us from some ladies.”


adminreachOctober 4, 2017

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David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name Davido, is an American-born Nigerian recording artist, performer and record producer. He has hit singles like, If, Fall, Aye and Dami Duro.
Davido, DMW frontline act, is currently Nigeria’s most followed celebrity on Instagram, with five million followers.
He is followed closely by Wizkid, the star boy musician who has 4 million followers.
Actress Funke Akindele-Bello, also known as Jenifa, follows the two musicians with 3.8 million followers.
Diva Tiwa Savage falls in fourth place with 3.7 million followers.
Don Jazzy follows closely with 3.4 million followers.
Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji falls in next with 3.1 million while P-Square’s Peter Okoye has three million followers.
Davido revealed on his Instagram page that he is set to take Africa for the “30 Billion Africa Tour”with the tour starting on October 7 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The tour will also touch cities like Accra, Harare, Gaborone, Polokwane, Luanda, Maputo, Conakry and Abidjan before ending on December 27 in Lagos, Nigeria


adminreachOctober 3, 2017

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Owner of the shrine where a kidnapped four-year-old girl was allegedly used as sacrifice in Iwaya, Yaba area of Lagos, three months ago, has been arrested.
The victim, Juliana Taiye, had gone to a mosque with her siblings on July 24, 2017, before she was declared missing. Her body was later found around 8:00p.m with the neck slashed, at an Ogun shrine in her parents abode at No. 54, Owoduni Street.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Edgal Imohimi, said “after an extensive investigation into the incident, one Olalekan Olatise, mastermind of the heinous crime, who resides in Ikorodu, was arrested. He confessed to the crime and also mentioned his sister and one other in connection with the incident. Efforts at arresting the two other fleeing suspects are ongoing. They would all be charged to court at the completion of investigation.”

When approached, the 35-year-old suspect admitted to be the custodian of the shrine. He however denied having anything to do with the slain girl. He said:  “I do not have a hand in the killing. On the day in question, I was in a Cherubim and Seraphim church where I had gone for prayers because I was sick. It was when I came home to pick some clothes that I was told what happened.
“My father was the custodian of the shrine. After his demise, the oracle chose me as the next custodian. At first, I refused because I was a Christian. I was forced to accept out of fear, because they threatened that I would go mad if I refused.
“I have never done sacrifice on the shrine since I took over. Rather, a man named Kazeem has been doing it. Besides, they do not use human beings to sacrifice to the god of Ogun. They use dogs, goats, cola nut and bitter cola for the sacrifice all over.
“When the incident happened, I went to Ikorodu to stay. I was initially staying in my mother’s compound where the shrine is before I moved to Ikorodu. I was arrested because I did not show up when the police came.
“I am using this opportunity to call on all Ifa priests across the country to come to my aid by consulting the oracle on my behalf  to know who killed the little girl.
“I have cried to a traditional ruler in Ikorodu, but he rebuffed me and told me plainly that there was nothing he could do since I was not worshipping the god of the shrine since it was handed over to me.”
Asked how it was possible for anyone to access the shrine without his consent, the suspect said: “ any worshipper could go to the shrine without my knowledge as long as Kazeem who knows how to perform the ties is there.”

adminreachOctober 3, 2017

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Residents doctors in Kaduna State have begun an indefinite strike today over “sorry state” of healthcare facilities in state government hospitals.
Dr Joseph Jokshan, President, Association of Resident Doctors in the state, said at a press briefing Monday night in Kaduna that the state government is yet to respond to any of the doctors’ demands issued 21 days ago.
He said that the doctors were pained to begin the strike, but “unfortunately, we cannot effectively carry out these tasks in the current sorry state of our healthcare facilities.”

He further listed issues that prompted the strike to include poor funding, equipping and staffing of hospitals and non-provision of living environment for medical, health workers and patients.
He said that members of the association were also demanding for payment of House Officers salaries and arrears and immediate and full implementation of “corrected” CONMESS.
“Immediate implementation of already approved funding for residency training of Kaduna state doctors in their chosen fields, as well as the promotion of our doctors that are due.”
He urged the general public to join them in this struggle and push the government to do the needful.

adminreachSeptember 28, 2017

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A leading Nigerian opposition politician today said he intended to run for president in 2019, becoming the first candidate to stake his claim for the country’s top job.
Peter Ayodele Fayose who is the governor of  Ekiti State formally launched his bid to be the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate today in Abuja.
In the speech, he said “this is to inform you formally that I will seek to contend the 2019 presidential election. I am confident that with your support as my party leaders and supporters I will defeat the incumbent president… in a free and fair election.”
But Fayose could face an uphill battle for the PDP nomination as the party has said its presidential candidate for the vote on February 16, 2019 will be from the Muslim-majority north.
Many PDP lawmakers quit the party before the 2015 election because then-president Goodluck Jonathan reneged on an apparent promise to step down for a northern candidate.
No obvious candidate from the north has yet emerged but there has been speculation north easterner and former vice-president Atiku Abubakar could leave the APC and rejoin the PDP.