According to Channels Television, the Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Nuhu Gidado, has resigned, citing waning enthusiasm for the job as reason for quitting.
Gidado’s exit makes the third high-ranking official to leave Governor Abubakar’s cabinet.
First to leave was the Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Shehu Ningi, who resigned in December, a day after Governor Abubakar presented the 2017 budget estimates to the state’s House of Assembly.
He said the governor was not willing to seek advice on how to run the state.
Ningi described working with the governor as “unaccommodating, debilitating and non-adviser friendly.”
The second high profile to leave was the Special Adviser on Investment, Samaila Sanusi, who cited  “unfriendly working environment”.

Popular blogger Linda Ikeji on Instagram today clears the air by responding to her critics in the following write up:
“So, a few friends have been calling me, asking me how I’m holding up with all the trolling on the internet since I announced my pregnancy. I kind of felt bad for them because they were worrying over something I wasn’t. 
I’ve been on the internet for nearly 12 years now, I’ve made money, I’ve met amazing people, I’ve written about folks and stepped on toes (mostly of course, unknowingly…lol). So when people troll me, that’s fine. It’s called Karma. Lol. Fortunately, it doesn’t get to me. 
There’s nothing I haven’t been called on the internet, and it will never stop because this is where I plan to do business for the rest of my life! So we all are stuck together. I’m not going anywhere…lol.
So let’s address some issues…and the reason why I bother is for the young girls who look up to me. I owe you and will always speak to help you in anyway I can because I want you to shine and be the better version of yourself.
So number one, let’s talk about this celibacy issue. I preached it a lot of times but I have NEVER said do not have sex before marriage. Here’s what I have always said to young girls and I maintain it.
Never ever give your body to a man for money. You’re worth so much more than that. You’re beautiful beyond measure and there’s absolutely nothing a man can give you that you can’t give urself if you apply yourself, believe in yourself and work hard. Start now that you’re young, pursue your dreams, work hard till your hands are sore and your mind is tired, never listen to anyone who tells you you’re not good enough or you’re wasting your time, and no matter how hard it gets, no matter how rough the road becomes, never give up on yourself or your dreams.
2. I’ve always also said & I maintain it; do not sleep around because your body is too precious & deserves respect. You deserve love & dignity. I’ve always said sex should only happen when you find yourself in a loving relationship, with someone you love & who loves you back. I was 100% celibate until I was ready to share my life with someone and I met the man of my dreams. (unfortunately, I can’t share him with the”

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Over 200 African athletes, coaches, journalists and officials who traveled to Australia for the Commonwealth Games have refused to return to their home countries, seeking asylum in Australia.
Some of the athletes went missing in between the Commonwealth events while others did not show up at all for their game.
Among those missing were at least six Ugandans and a Rwandan weightlifting coach, Jean-Paul Nsengiyumva, who disappeared after saying he needed a toilet break while his athlete was competing.
Also missing were Ernest Jombla and Yusif Mansaray, men’s squash players from Sierra Leone; both did not show up to their doubles match on April 12. 
Five boxers and three weightlifters from Cameroon also went missing, which is a third of Cameroon’s delegation. At least two Ugandan athletes also vanished.
The game ended on April 15th. Meanwhile, Australia’s home affairs minister announced prior to May 15th, that those who overstay their visas would be locked up. After that announcement, many of the missing athletes and officials resurfaced and started applying for refugee protection to enable them to stay and live in Australia.
“More than 40 people, including Commonwealth Games athletes, journalists, and others, have come in over the last 10 days looking for visas they can apply for and how they can stay in Australia,” said Jim MacAnally, an office administrator for Ready Migration.

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In the meantime, about 50 others who have officially overstayed their visas by May 15th are still unaccounted for. Australian officials are presently on the lookout for them.

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When popular Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji announced her pregnancy, several fans questioned her previous preachings on celibacy. Linda reacted with the following tweets, which she later deleted.
Here is how Linda announced her pregnancy on Instagram:
“My greatest dream has been realized. I’m going to be a mum. There’s nothing that has happened in my life that compares to this. I’m beyond happy. I love children so much and literally obsessed with babies and to think in a few months, I’ll look down at a baby and he will be mine. My own son. 
No accomplishment, no title, no milestone, no achievement, no money or worldly possession compares to this. This is my greatest blessing. My gift from heaven. Dear God, thank you so much for this gift! Thank you! I wrote a piece on my blog about finding out I was pregnant early this year and all the emotions I’ve felt since then. You can go read it if you want. Thank you so much for all your well wishes. I appreciate your love and kindness.
May God visit everyone for whatever their hearts desires are. May all your prayers be answered. God bless.”

Drama erupted at a wedding in Ruiru, Kenya on April 28, 2018, when the groom’s ex-wife shows up with her daughter and her sister. 

Elizabeth Wairimu said she was married to the groom for 13 years.


She accused the groom of infecting her with HIV virus and of domestic abuse. 

The incident happened at St Mathews ACK Church.

Nigerian Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, was unable to read his speech in Kano.

A woman shows up at a Kenyan wedding, claiming to be the groom’s wife of 13 years.

Julius Malema of South Africa says Nigerians don’t take nonsense from others. Do you agree?

Find out how you can send money to Nigeria from the U.S. for free by using WAVE money transfer service.

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State have disowned Governor Rochas Okorocha, saying he is now politically irrelevant in their determination to rescue the party from imminent collapse in the state.

They emphasized the Okorocha has lost the anointing of God, that of the market women, the Church, and the people in general.

They questioned Okorocha’s source of money to build hotels, houses, statues and declared he will no longer win the election even in his own constituency.
They also urged others to stand as men and no longer support Okorocha.

Some suspected killers and cultists arrested in Kwara State have named the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed, and others as sponsors who ordered them to kill many Kwara indigenes at home and abroad.

The Senate President raised an alarm on this issue, saying the suspects have been transferred to Abuja by the Inspector General of Police in order to implicate him and tarnish his image. He alleged that the IGP is forcing the arrested suspects to implicate him, adding that the case should be concluded in Ilorin. See video below:

Meanwhile, the suspects told police they have been on the payroll of Kwara State Government for years. The leader of the killer squad is the son of popularly known and controversial Magaji Nda, Alhaji Salihu Woru, a self-appointed spokesperson of the Ilorin Emirate Magajis who is currently on suspension. He claimed he is placed on salary Grade Level 16, while his colleagues are on Levels 10 to 15.

In addition, the suspects claimed they were being paid from the Office of the Senate President, adding that they were given Toyota Corolla cars a few months ago to secure their loyalty ahead of the 2019 elections.

Police confirmed that bank statements retrieved from the suspects indicated that they received money on a monthly basis from Saraki and the Kwara State government. However, they’re yet to make the bank statements public.

In the video below, the IGP reacts to Saraki’s allegations:

Nigerian Inspector-General of police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, appears to be struggling to read a speech in the video below.

The IGP was in Kano on Monday to commission the police technical intelligence unit.

The IGP could be seen repeating transmission, and commission severally.

“All effective the transmission, other transmissions, I can state without contradiction that I have commissioned what?” He said.

Later he apologized to his audience.

“Sorry, I’m sorry please,” he said.

Eventually, a man in black suit joins him to read and dictate the speech to the IGP, which he repeated to the audience. However, he still didn’t get it right.
“Over transmission of, over transmission of, overall kidnapping, armed robbery and other heinous crimes, I mean, ehm, commission transmission, recommendation transmission,” he said.

In the past, the IGP has delivered speeches successfully, as seen in the video below

Watch the full video below:

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is back from his fifth medical tourism to London.

Meet 34-year-old Nigerian born doctor in Texas, Foyekemi Ikyaator, who opened an emergency room service in Houston.

Gambian President Adama Barrow builds himself a house, barely a year after assuming office.

Soldiers in Cameroon are chasing English speakers from their homes as Paul Biya celebrates his 85th birthday

Anthonia Nwaorie was on her way to open a medical clinic in Imo State, her place of birth in Nigeria when U.S. customs seized the entire $41,377 she was carrying.

The 59-year-old registered nurse moved to America in 1982 and became a U.S. citizen in 1994. She travels to Nigeria every year since 2014 to provide free basic medical care to people in her hometown.

Not knowing about the U.S federal law that requires travelers to file a report when leaving the country with more than $10,000 in cash, Nwaorie had a little over $37,000 in her carry-on bag and $4,000 in her purse. The money was stowed in separate envelopes, some earmarked to help the sick or aging family members. In addition to the cash, her checked luggage contained medical supplies and over-the-counter medication, which she said were for free basic care and checkups to anyone who needed it.  All together, U.S. customs seized all $41,377 from her.

“It was like I was a criminal,” she said. “I felt so humiliated, so petrified, too. They were talking among themselves, saying how this is how people smuggle money out of the country. ‘This is how they do it.’”

More than six months later, Customs and Border Protection still has not given back her money. They promised to give it back in April if she gives up her right to sue the federal government. Her attorney says this violates Nwaorie’s basic First Amendment rights to petition the government for grievances. Nwaorie didn’t sign to give up that right, she decided to sue instead. 

The U.S. attorney’s office in the Southern District of Texas did not bring a civil asset forfeiture case against her or charge her with any crime. Her infraction was failing to declare the money to Customs before traveling. There is no limit on the amount of money that can be taken out of the country, but if a traveler is carrying more than $10,000 in cash they must fill out a declaration, a rule she said she did not know existed.

Each time she goes to Nigeria, she would set up a pop-up medical clinic in churches or community centers, where she provided basic care and over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen and Tylenol for basic ailments. Trained as a midwife, she also examined pregnant women and lets them hear their babies’ heartbeats for the first time.

She later decided to build a small clinic, so that patients would have regular access to care with full-time doctors. Her father helped secure her a parcel of land.

“This was my dream, that people cannot be sent away from a clinic or a hospital because they do not have money,” she said. “This is something that I want to do for humanity, myself and my God, so there is nothing I would want to do to go against the law of this land to get it done. If I had known I had to declare the money before traveling, I would have done that.”

Nwaorie ultimately traveled to Nigeria the month after CBP seized her money, paying for her trip on a credit card and setting up another week-long pop-up clinic. And she had to tell some family members that she didn’t have the money set aside for them.

CBP seizes property from people more than 120,000 times per year, according to the federal lawsuit, filed last week in a federal court in Houston. To get the property back, individuals have two options. They can argue for their property using CBP’s administrative process, in which case Alban said a hold-harmless agreement wouldn’t be unusual. Or they can go the route Nwaorie chose, leaving it to federal prosecutors to decide whether to pursue civil asset forfeiture within 90 days.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from London, a day ahead of the scheduled return.

Buhari was in London for medical treatment at the request of his doctor, as he stated in his tweet before leaving.
See below:

A tweet from the handle of the Presidency; @NGRPresident said: “ President @MBuhari this evening returned to Abuja”.

Lolade Siyonbola, a graduate student at Yale University was taking a nap while studying for finals inside the common room of her dormitory when a white Ph.D. student who also lives in the building woke her up and called the police on her.

“She came in, turned on the lights and said she’ll call the police on me for sleeping here,” said 34-year-old Siyonbola, who live-streamed her interaction with the student, Sarah Braasch, and the four police officers that showed up on Facebook. The video has since been seen by more than a million viewers.

The first video is her encounter with the white student, 43-year-old Sarah Braasch

In the second video, four police officers engaged Soyinbola on her right to be at that dorm.

The African Union has condemned President Trump’s “shithole” remark, but on Monday, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, the first subsaharan president to visit the white house dismissed the comment as a possible rumor, saying it’s best to keep quiet.

“Mr. President, did you address Trump’s reported comments from earlier this year, when he reportedly used vulgar language to describe African nations?” asked, Jordan Fabian of the Hill during a joint news conference.

In response, Buhari said “I’m very careful with what the press says about others and myself. I’m not sure about the validity or whether that allegation against the president was true or not. So the best thing for me is to keep quiet,” he added.

Below is the welcome speech video, where Trump asked Buhari about security in Nigeria, boko haram attacks, the kidnapped school girls, and the killings by Herdsmen.

Some youths manhandled Senator Mathew Uroghide and removed his cap at the Benin Airport on Friday for allegedly moving a motion for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Senator representing Edo South Senatorial District is the Chairman of Senate Committee on Public Accounts promptly denied moving such a motion.

Uroghide denied on Saturday evening in Benin-City that he moved a motion for the impeachment of Buhari, the Sun reported.

He had come under attack from several groups in Edo State since he was reported to have moved the motion.

But speaking to journalists afterwards, the embattled Senator explained that he never moved a motion for the impeachment of the President on account of his anticipated approval of the sum of $496 million for the purchase of Military equipment.

He said that he only called for the invocation section 143 of the Constitution, which according to him requires investigation before impeachment.

‎“I hope you people understand the working of the Senate and the positions you are talking about. I am the Chairman, Senate Committee on Public Accounts.

Every government expenditure falls on my table. If I have to do what I have to do. The President had a good intention of buying those equipment but the procedure was wrong and he has accepted that it was wrong.

“We have sworn to oath that we will uphold the decision of the constitution. A good intention of buying something and a procedure that is wrong. What do we do?

“The only thing that concerned the President office is Section 143. If you check Section 143, it is a long process. The first thing you have to do is investigation and correspondences will be entered into.

“The President has to be written and reply. We have not reached the issue of impeachment. Nobody on the floor of the Senate moved motion that the President should be impeached.

“If the papers said somebody said the President should be impeached, it is out of ignorance with these ignorant youths that are misled by ignorant persons. It is unfortunate.

“I am proud to be a Senator. All revenues fall on my table. They should be proud that this is what it is. The Constitution is above every other person.

“We have not reached the point of impeachment that was why the Senate President said it should be referred to the judiciary so that they will advice on what to do.

“If is said the President should be impeached, then I am ignorant. Section 143 is a very long process. It will take a lot of time and actions to impeach the President. Move a motion for the President to be impeached, then I must be stupid. I only said invoke Section 143 so that processes should be followed”, Sun quoted the senator as saying.

Meanwhile, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that following Friday’s attack on Urhoghide, Edo state police command has beefed up security around his Benin residence.

NAN further reports that two police hill lux vans were stationed outside while heavily armed policemen were seen outside.

Party supporters were at the residence to show solidarity with him

Speaking to newsmen, Urhoghide said he does not have any regret for what he said at the floor of the Senate.

Urhoghide who said that he would seek redress in court, stressed that he would report back to the Senate that he was humiliated for what he said during plenary.

He said it was a shame on Nigeria for a boy to hit a serving senator and representative of the people.

He stated that he expected political practitioners to educate people that he was not talking about impeachment when he moved a motion that Section 143 of the Nigeria Constitution should be invoked.

Urhoghide fingered the Chief of Staff to Gov Godwin Obaseki, Mr Taiwo Akerele, as being responsible for the mobilisation of thugs that attacked him at Benin Airport on Friday.

He said President Buhari should have submitted a supplementary budget for the purchase of the aircraft.

According to him, “They have promised to deal with me. If not for the state Commissioner of Police. I obeyed the Police Commissioner.

“I remained where I was until the Governor came. We were walking side by side talking when a boy hit my head and the Governor walked away.

“Before I left Abuja, I knew what was happening and the person responsible for it. I called him to tell him that it was unnecessary but he didn’t pick his calls.

“It would be cowardice for me to abort the journey. I want to see what will happened and they displayed their thuggery, I am not cowed by it.

“I will represent my constituency and do whatever I want to do. Those who beat the PDP State Youth leader were not arrested but he was arrested

“If this game is not played along the direction that some people want it, then they see you as a deviant.

“That is what you saw yesterday, asking a riffraff, a boy of no consequence to lay his hands on me, an elected representative of the people, a serving Senator, it is a shame on this country.

“They should realised I am a PDP senator. I am in the opposition, I am not a member of the APC.

“I am liberty to say anything against the APC government. I am just being objective.

“They had ample time to bring the requests but they didn’t. We could have said more aircraft should be bought. What they have done is rumble jumble.

“The President has violated the constitution, that is the truth. If anybody is pretending that nothing has been done, the person should go to a mental home. Section 80 has been violated.

“Couldn’t I have spoken? That is what miscreants have misunderstood. I don’t have any regret for what I said. I stand on it.

“Where did I embarrass the President? Because of selfish interest here and they want to show to the President that everybody could be cowed in Edo.

“This is not a war I want to fight on partisan basis. I have immunity on what I said at the floor of the Senate.

“I am being crucified outside for what I said during plenary. I am going to report back to the Senate.

“All the security agencies must see the threat I am subjected to because I performed my duty as a Senator.”

Meanwhile, Chief of Staff to Gov Obaseki, Mr Taiwo Akerele, has denied sponsoring thugs to attack Mr Matthew Urhoghide for moving a motion to impeach President Mohammadu Buhari.

Akerele told Urhoghide to face members of his constituents that protested against his motion.

The Chief of Staff said he could not have concerned himself with what a senator from Edo South said when he hails from Edo North.

He advised Urhoghide to look out for the people of Edo South that did the protest

“It was obvious to the public that the people that protested are from Edo South I am not from Edo South. Am I from Edo South.

“I have nothing to do with him. I have no business with me. He should go and ask him people who protested from Edo South,” he said.

Source: Sun/NAN