NDDC ANNOUNCES FOREIGN SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS FROM THE NIGER DELTA REGION

NDDC ANNOUNCES FOREIGN SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS FROM THE NIGER DELTA REGION

April 28, 2017

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) offers Masters and PhD Scholarships for Nigerian students from the Niger Delta to study abroad.

Application Deadline: Friday 27th May, 2017.

Eligible Countries: Niger Deltan states in Nigeria which includes Akwa Ibom State, Bayelsa State, Cross River State, Delta State, Edo State and Rivers State.

To be taken at (country): Universities Abroad

Eligible Field of Study:
The Scheme is for suitably qualified applicants with relevant Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree(s) from recognized universities in the following professional disciplines:
1. Agricultural Sciences
2. Engineering
3. Environmental Sciences
4. Geosciences
5. Information Technology
6. Law
7. Management Sciences
8. Medicine

About Scholarship:
As part of our Human Resource Development initiatives, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, is commencing the 2016 Post-Graduate Foreign Scholarship Programme, to equip Niger Deltans with relevant training and skills for effective participation in the Local Content programme of the Federal Government, as well as compete globally in various professional fields.

Type: Masters, PhD

Eligibility Criteria:
First Degree with minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division for those  wishing to undertake a Master’s Degree programme and a good Master’s Degree for PhD candidates from a recognized University.

Gained Admission into a Post Graduate Programme in any of the listed disciplines in a recognized foreign University Abroad.

Applicants who have already enrolled in overseas’ universities are NOT eligible to apply.

Guarantor’s written consent of good conduct of the applicant from any of the following persons from the applicant’s community/clan:
Member of National Assembly/
Chairman of the LGA.
First class traditional ruler.
High Court Judge

Persons with  evidence  of  cult  membership  or  criminal   record  shall  not be  considered  for  the Scholarship.

Applicants must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC).

Applicants must have a valid Admission Letter from a Foreign University

Number of Scholarships: Several

Value of Scholarship: Full-fee scholarship

Duration of Scholarship: For the period of the programme

How to Apply: Application must be made online at the Commission’s website with the following attachments:

Recent passport photograph, Local Government identification letter.
Post Graduate (PG) Admission letter from Overseas University.
Relevant Degrees from recognized University
N.Y.S.C Discharge Certificate.

Successfully completed application form will be assigned a registration number automatically.

Print the hard copy of the on-line generated acknowledgement for ease of reference. All shortlisted applicants will be posted on NDDC website,

Select Your Preferred Program from the Links Below to the appropriate application form

Masters Degree  forms.nddc.gov.ng

PhD Programme: forms.nddc.gov.ng/view.php?id=45 Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

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Security of Rivers Waterways: Governor Wike donates Eight Gunboats to the Nigerian Navy

Security of Rivers Waterways: Governor Wike donates Eight Gunboats to the Nigerian Navy

In furtherance of the state’s investment in the security of lives on her waterways, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday  donated eight security  Gunboats to the Nigerian Navy.

Governor Wike  also announced the further acquisition  of 13 Special Boats to be distributed to the Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police for enhanced maritime security.

The security gunboats donated to the  the Nigerian Navy are fitted with special security features, 200 horse power engine, 12.7mm guns, autonomatic grenade launchers and communication  facilities  to navigate Rivers Waterways and creeks.

Launching the security gunboats at the Federal Lighter Terminal, Onne, Governor Wike said that his administration remains committed to the promotion of security of lives and property across the state.

He stated that his administration’s  deliberate investments  in the security  architecture  of  the  state has yielded positive results as Rivers is one of the safest states  where people carry out their businesses without  molestation.

He said: “These boats  are for the security of  lives and property  in Rivers State.  They should not be taken to the neighbouring  states on any account. Any state that wants to secure her waterways  should purchase her own gunboats.

“The truth is that security  is paramount.  There is no governance  without security.  That is why this administration  is investing in security.  We are doing everything  humanly  possible  to support  the security  agencies to carry out their responbilities”.

The governor directed the Nigerian Navy to ensure that they stop sea-pirates from operating  in the State.

He warned the  Navy against  using the Gunboats  for the rigging of  elections. The governor  also assured that he will always promote  the  unity of the country.

In his remarks, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas commended the Rivers State Governor for his provision of the Gunboats and other logistical support.

He assured the governor that the Nigerian Navy will put the Gunboats to use as they ensure the promotion of security of lives and property in Rivers State.

Commander of the Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder, Navy Commodore Sam Bura lauded Governor Wike for his interest in security matters.

The boats were commissioned  by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonishakin.

Simeon Nwakaudu,

Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor,

Electronic Media.

28th April, 2017.

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Photos Of Church Members Paying With ATM Via POS Go Viral

Photos of a church where members pay with ATM via POS have emerged.As pastor was preaching,one of the church members was pictured taking the POS around other members for payment.

What do you think?

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Photos from the flag-off of the maintenance Dredging of River Niger Alone Ajaokuta – Onitsha Waterways Channel, at Ajaokuta Kogi State

Photos from the flag-off of the maintenance Dredging of River Niger Alone Ajaokuta – Onitsha Waterways Channel, at Ajaokuta Kogi State

Present at the flag-off of the maintenance Dredging of River Niger Alone Ajaokuta – Onitsha Waterways Channel in Ajaokuta,Kogi State wereManaging Director National Inland Waterways Authority, (NIWA) Boss Musterpher, Honourable Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi,  Governor of Kogi State. Yahaya Bello,  Deputy Governor of kogi State, Elder Simon Achuba and Secretary to the State Government of Kogi State, Dr. Mrs. Ayoade Folashade Arike

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Two Thieves Caught Stealing Generators In Rivers State(Photos)

As shared by Merit Uruaku Onyeocha who lives in Port Harcourt…..

‘Forgot to post this in the morning.
The security guys in my neighbourhood caught these guys this early morning along seaside road. Affter stealing two generators (I pass my neighbour to be precise) and I bike (okada) from their neighbours in Ogoni Camp Umuebulu 1.
Actually the guy on short just came back from prison and now look at him in another mess. 
They will not go and rest’.

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Check Out This Medical Report That Has Got People Talking(Photo)

The medical report above and the Doctor ‘s advice clearly seen below have got people talking.

“The patient has shown signs of sexual signs of active sexual infections. I am surprised that this patient hasn’t lost his ability to conjugate. In a simpler term – become IMPOTENT. With the active level of pathogens present in his system, I predict a complete shutdown of his penis. I’m surprised this patient is even still alive.

“Look at his diabetes count. I suggest that this patient sits down with his lawyer and come up with a will for his children. Because he will die soon! However, with instructive and constructive habits such as sexual abstinence and diligent adherence to drugs; both herbal and orthodox, I believe that these aforementioned diseases seen above can be tackled head on.”

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Lere Olayinka's Late Mum Begins Her Last Journey(Photos)

Fayose’s aide Lere Olayinka’s mum begins her last journey.Lere Olayinka and friends today picked up the corpse of Moomi Racheal Ibijola Olayinka Tenibiaje at the morgue of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.

May her soul RIP.Amen

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Careless Police Officers On Duty Cause Accident In Imo State(Photos)

According to Jenny who shared the story,reckless police officers belonging to Orsu police division patrol team,Imo state caused an accident which nearly claimed the life of a man.See what she narrated on the screenshot below

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NEW BORN BABY DUMPED INSIDE A DUSTBIN IN CALABAR(PHOTOS)

As shared by Emenike(originally shared by Pearl Bassey)

“Last night, someone dumped this new born baby inside a dustbin at Etta Agbor layout beside Unical hotel Road. The baby was in the rain throughout last night till this morning. Ladies, if you know that you won’t be able to handle the responsibility of having a baby, pls don’t go where they are. Get protected to avoid killing innocent destiny. May God forgive us. Amen’

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Suspend SGF Chases Officials Who Went To Deliver Invitation To Him Away:Senate

According to a report by Senate Adhoc Committee revealed by Shagari Sambo,suspended SGF Lawal chased officials who went to deliver invitation to him even as he absented himself from the investigative hearing.

Abi him power don pass Nigerian constitution?

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Suspended SGF Babachir Lawal Pictured With Ali Modu Sheriff(Photos)

Here are photos of suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir David Lawal in a lovely mood with PDP chairman Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.I can not authoritatively say when/where the photos were taken.Is he planning to join PDP?

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See Photo Of The 16-year-old Who Is Imprisoned By Police In Delta

Few days ago I shared the story of Chijindu Ezentu,16-year-old who is remanded in Ogwashi Uku,prison Delta state.His photo has surfaced.

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Photos Of Saraki Administering Meningitis Vaccine To A Patient

Senate President Bukola Saraki was pictured administering meningitis vaccine to a patient at nassnigeria hospital.

See photos below

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Young Girl Brutalized By Her Boss In Lagos For Eating Food With Meat(Pics)

Below is what a Facebook user shared….

‘Pls Nigerians this girl was beaten because the girl eat food with meat without stealing it by the boss in our street in ikorodu pls we need the human right people to come to her rescue because they have seized her phone so that she will not get to her parent and they have stop her education. Pls this is child abuse, pls help her before they kill her ooo’

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Governors In Aso Rock For Crucial Meeting(Photos)

The Nigerian Governors Forum is currently meeting at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The closed-door meeting is being held at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa.

This is ahead of today’s meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) to be presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Here are photos from the APC governors forum meeting

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Today's bible teaching: One afternoon about three o’clock, he saw plainly in a vision an angel of God come in to him and say to him, “Cornelius.”He looked intently at him and, seized with fear, said, “What is it, sir?” He said to him, “Your prayers and almsgiving have ascended as a memorial offering before God

Acts of the Apostles Chapter 10

 The Vision of Cornelius.

a1* Now in Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of the Cohort called the Italica,*2devout and God-fearing along with his whole household, who used to give alms generously* to the Jewish people and pray to God constantly.3One afternoon about three o’clock,* he saw plainly in a vision an angel of God come in to him and say to him, “Cornelius.”4He looked intently at him and, seized with fear, said, “What is it, sir?” He said to him, “Your prayers and almsgiving have ascended as a memorial offering before God.5Now send some men to Joppa and summon one Simon who is called Peter.6He is staying with another Simon, a tanner, who has a house by the sea.”b7When the angel who spoke to him had left, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier* from his staff,8explained everything to them, and sent them to Joppa.

The Vision of Peter.9* The next day, while they were on their way and nearing the city, Peter went up to the roof terrace to pray at about noontime.*10He was hungry and wished to eat, and while they were making preparations he fell into a trance.11c He saw heaven opened and something resembling a large sheet coming down, lowered to the ground by its four corners.12In it were all the earth’s four-legged animals and reptiles and the birds of the sky.13A voice said to him, “Get up, Peter. Slaughter and eat.”14But Peter said, “Certainly not, sir. For never have I eaten anything profane and unclean.”d15The voice spoke to him again, a second time, “What God has made clean, you are not to call profane.”e16This happened three times, and then the object was taken up into the sky.

17* While Peter was in doubt about the meaning of the vision he had seen, the men sent by Cornelius asked for Simon’s house and arrived at the entrance.18They called out inquiring whether Simon, who is called Peter, was staying there.19As Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said [to him], “There are three men here looking for you.f20So get up, go downstairs, and accompany them without hesitation, because I have sent them.”21Then Peter went down to the men and said, “I am the one you are looking for. What is the reason for your being here?”22They answered, “Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, respected by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a holy angel to summon you to his house and to hear what you have to say.”g23So he invited them in and showed them hospitality.

The next day he got up and went with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa went with him.24* On the following day he entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.25h When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and, falling at his feet, paid him homage.26Peter, however, raised him up, saying, “Get up. I myself am also a human being.”27While he conversed with him, he went in and found many people gathered together28i and said to them, “You know that it is unlawful for a Jewish man to associate with, or visit, a Gentile, but God has shown me that I should not call any person profane or unclean.*29And that is why I came without objection when sent for. May I ask, then, why you summoned me?”

30Cornelius replied, “Four days ago* at this hour, three o’clock in the afternoon, I was at prayer in my house when suddenly a man in dazzling robes stood before me and said,31’Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your almsgiving remembered before God.32Send therefore to Joppa and summon Simon, who is called Peter. He is a guest in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.’33So I sent for you immediately, and you were kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to listen to all that you have been commanded by the Lord.”

Peter’s Speech.*34Then Peter proceeded to speak and said,* “In truth, I see that God shows no partiality.j35Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly is acceptable to him.36* You know the word [that] he sent to the Israelites* as he proclaimed peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all,k37what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached,l38how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth* with the holy Spirit and power. He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.m39We are witnesses* of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and (in) Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree.40This man God raised (on) the third day and granted that he be visible,41not to all the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God in advance, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.n42He commissioned uso to preach to the people and testify that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead.*43To him all the prophets bear witness, that everyone who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins through his name.”

The Baptism of Cornelius.44p While Peter was still speaking these things, the holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the word.*45The circumcised believers who had accompanied Peter were astounded that the gift of the holy Spirit should have been poured out on the Gentiles also,46for they could hear them speaking in tongues and glorifying God. Then Peter responded,47″Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the holy Spirit even as we have?”q48He ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.49Then they invited him to stay for a few days.

* [10:148] The narrative centers on the conversion of Cornelius, a Gentile and a “God-fearer” (see note on Acts 8:2640). Luke considers the event of great importance, as is evident from his long treatment of it. The incident is again related in Acts 11:118 where Peter is forced to justify his actions before the Jerusalem community and alluded to in Acts 15:711 where at the Jerusalem “Council” Peter supports Paul’s missionary activity among the Gentiles. The narrative divides itself into a series of distinct episodes, concluding with Peter’s presentation of the Christian kerygma (Acts 10:443) and a pentecostal experience undergone by Cornelius’ household preceding their reception of baptism (Acts 10:4448).

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Governor Wike and wife make purchases at Popular Port Harcourt Market

Governor Wike and wife make purchases at Popular Port Harcourt Market

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  accompanied  by his wife, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike on Wednesday visited the Creek Road Market  in Port Harcourt where they made purchases amid cheers by traders and market women.

The Governor  and his wife arrived the market in a bus and walked through different parts of the market where they negotiated and paid for wares of interest.

The governor and his wife bought cooking oil, beads, wrappers and household  cooking items.

As the governor and his wife  paid for items purchased , they joked with the traders , assuring  them that his administration  will  always  work to promote  their  welfare and interest.

From the Creek Road Market, Governor Wike and his wife proceeded on project inspection in Port Harcourt and Obio/AkporLocal Government Areas.

They inspected ongoing completion work at the Woji- Akpajo Bridge  where the contractors  are putting  finishing touches to the rails and walkways  of the bridge.

After inspecting  the Woji Akpajo Bridge, they proceeded to the Second Nkpogu Bridge  where the contractors  have completed  work and are currently  engaged in piling work by the bridge side .

Governor Wike expressed satisfaction  with the quality of work done by the contractors in the two project sites visited.

Simeon Nwakaudu,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor,
Electronic Media.
26th April, 2017.

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Disturbing Photos Of Victims Murdered In Oku Village,Akwa Ibom By Mercenaries From Ikot Offiong

According to an online user who shared these disturbing photos,the victims pictured below were murdered in Oku Iboku, Akwa Ibom State by mercenaries from Ikot Offiong in Cross Rivers State.

He called on Federal government to either establish military barracks in the area or do the needful.

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Deterrmined Pregnant Lady Resists Umuahia Task Force Thugs(Photos)

According to an online user who shared the story,a pregnant woman was beaten by Umuahia North Task Force thugs while attempting to remove her plate number along Item street by Calabar road. The woman summoned courage and held them until help came.

See photos of what he did to their clothes below

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Benue Police Arrest Herdsmen Suspected To Have Inflicted Injuries On A Farmer In Logo LGA(Pic)

In her effort to tackle herdsmen/farmers clashes in the State and to ensure that criminals face the wrath of the law, the Benue state police command received report on Saturday 22/04/2017  that herdsmen destroyed cassava crops and inflicted matchet injuries on a farmer ,one Dennis Nongu in Logo LGA.
The policemen in Logo swiftly responded and arrested two herdsmen namely; Ado Yila and Halti Tambaya both male in connection with the crime. They would soon be charged to court

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Today's bible teaching: LORD, who may abide in your tent?Who may dwell on your holy mountain?Whoever walks without blame,doing what is right,speaking truth from the heart;Who does not slander with his tongue,does no harm to a friend

Psalms, Chapter 15

 1aA psalm of David.

I

LORD, who may abide in your tent?*

Who may dwell on your holy mountain?*

II

2Whoever walks without blame,b

doing what is right,

speaking truth from the heart;

3Who does not slander with his tongue,

does no harm to a friend,

never defames a neighbor;

4Who disdains the wicked,

but honors those who fear the LORD;

Who keeps an oath despite the cost,

5lends no money at interest,*

accepts no bribe against the innocent.c

III

Whoever acts like this

shall never be shaken.

* [Psalm 15] The Psalm records a liturgical scrutiny at the entrance to the Temple court (cf. Ps 24:36Is 33:14b16). The Israelite wishing to be admitted had to ask the Temple official what conduct was appropriate to God’s precincts. Note the emphasis on virtues relating to one’s neighbor.

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Abia State Governor Ikpeazu Supervises The Demolition Of Kidnappers' Hideouts In Ugwunagbo(Photos)

Abia declares war on kidnapping, demolishes kidnappers’ hideouts in Ugwunagbo LGA.

Abia state Governor Ikpeazu personally supervised the demolition of kidnappers’ hideouts in Ugwunagbo LGA.You won’t believe thses are ‘safe’ houses for kidnappers where they keep their victims. At first, you will think that one wretched plumber is living here, big lie, they are kidnappers’ den. These criminals do everything humanly possible to hoodwink and deceive the public. Well, the houses were demolished today by the Abia State Government as part of the war against kidnapping,touting and criminal activities in the state.

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Boko Haram Kill Nigerian Soldier Abubakar Hassan(Pics)

According to Auwal who shared the story,Nigerian soldier Abubakar Hassan lost his life in an ambush by Boko haram in Borno state, 19/04/2017.

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3 Killed,2 Injured In A Bomb Blast In Mamati Village,Maiduguri(Pics)

According to Umar Abba,3 people were killed and 2 injured in a bomb blast that occurred in Maiduguri yesterday.He wrote…

‘Bosema confirmed 3 death and 2 injured as a result of the bomb blast #Mamati village today in Maiduguri’

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Today's prayer: I raise my eyes toward the mountains.From whence shall come my help?My help comes from the LORD,the maker of heaven and earth.

Psalms, Chapter 121

 
1A song of ascents.

I raise my eyes toward the mountains.*

From whence shall come my help?a

2My help comes from the LORD,

the maker of heaven and earth.b

3He will not allow your foot to slip;c

or your guardian to sleep.

4Behold, the guardian of Israel

never slumbers nor sleeps.

5*The LORD is your guardian;

the LORD is your shade

at your right hand.d

6By day the sun will not strike you,

nor the moon by night.e

7The LORD will guard you from all evil;

he will guard your soul.f

8The LORD will guard your coming and going

both now and forever.g

* [Psalm 121] A blessing given to someone embarking on a dangerous journey whether a soldier going on a campaign or a pilgrim returning home from the Temple. People look anxiously at the wooded hills. Will God protect them on their journey (Ps 121:1)? The speaker declares that God is not confined to a place or a time (Ps 121:2), that every step is guarded (Ps 121:34); night and day (Ps 121:56) God watches over their every movement (Ps 121:78).

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Apostle Johnson Suleman pays 10 years house rent for a family(Photos)

Mrs. Comfort Gabriel from Akingbile in Ibadan and her children have been sneaking into their house for the past one year because of the inability to pay their house rent. As a result, the landlord has been disturbing them with so much restless attacks day in and day out.

Well, all is history now as God decided to use His Servant to wipe away their tears by paying their rentage for the next ten years.

Th encounter happened in the evening of monday 24th April at the Chapel of Resurrection, University of Ibadan (UI) in the on going Help from Above invasion of the institution being organised by the Joint Christian Campus Fellowships (JCCF).

The rent fees which was accurately revealed by the Prophet of God as well as other detailed information of the family led to widespread jubilation in the crusade venue.

He proceeded to give the lady Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000) immediately and complete it in the next evening meeting (probably for security reasons).

This is no news to followers of the Man of God as he continues to demonstrate his love and heart for people, fulfilling his mandate to WIPING OUT TEARS from them in any way he can.

More Grace to you Apostle Suleman

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Marvis Pays Visit To Singer Duncan Mighty(Photos)

Big Brother Naija finalist, Marvis paid a courtesy visit to popular singer Duncan Mighty alongside her boss, Bobo pepple.

See photos below

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See How Apostle Suleman Arrived Ibadan For 'Help From Above'(Photos)

Apostle Suleman today arrived U.I,Ibadan for a programme titled ‘HELP FROM ABOVE’.See photos of how he arrived Ibadan today below

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Boy Dies After Their Boat Capsized On Their Way To A Programme(Pics)

According to a Facebook user who shared the story,the boy pictured below died while they were on their way to a programme after their boat capsized.He wrote…

‘Graphic photos. report says.the boy in the middle was a victim their boat capsized on their way to a program and he died’.

Starry Faith who lives in Abuja commenting on the post said the deceased mother is her neighbour’s friend.According to her,the deceased face changed colour because the body was discovered the next day after the incident.

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The Look On Fayose's Face At Burial Of Senator Isiaka Adeleke(Photo)

Here is a photo of Ekiti state governor Fayose with others at the burial of Senator Isiaka Adeleke.He looks bereaved.Oga take heart!

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