Author: Stanley Ugagbe

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc Ahmed Musa Dangiwa has revealed that his ministry is working with the National Population Commission (NPC) to establish the actual housing deficit in the Country. The minister made this disclosure when he received the Acting Comptroller – General of the Nigerian Immigration Services, Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, during a visit to his office. Dangiwa disclosed that an in-house estimate shows that Nigeria needs to build 550, 000 new homes every year over the next ten years to meet the housing needs of Nigerians He explained that the federal government has set to reform…

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Raising a teenager can be challenging, but it’s also a time of immense growth and development. As parents, it’s our responsibility to equip our teens with the essential life principles that will serve as the bedrock for their future success and happiness. In a world that’s constantly evolving, these principles are more critical than ever. Here are some strong-worded recommendations for teaching your teenager the basic life principles they need to thrive. Responsibility: Teach Them the Power of Accountability Responsibility is the cornerstone of adulthood. Teach your teenager that their choices have consequences, and they must own up to both…

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First dates can be nerve-wracking, exciting, and sometimes even downright confusing. After all, you’re trying to get to know someone you’re potentially interested in, and the pressure to make a great first impression is real. While it’s essential to be yourself and let the conversation flow naturally, there’s no denying that having a list of thought-provoking questions up your sleeve can help steer the date in the right direction. So, why settle for mundane small talk when you can ignite sparks of connection? Here are ten strong-worded questions you should ask on your first date to ensure it’s a memorable…

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Rejection, in the realm of relationships and courtship, is often the crucible in which men’s resilience is tested. It’s a harsh reality that all of us face at one point or another. When a lady turns down a man’s advances, it can be a bitter pill to swallow, but it’s also an opportunity for growth and self-improvement. So, how can men deal with rejection and emerge stronger and more resilient? 1. Embrace Vulnerability: First and foremost, it’s essential to acknowledge that rejection is part of the human experience. It’s okay to feel vulnerable, hurt, and disappointed. These emotions are natural…

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In the realm of football, where legends are created, and history is etched in the annals of time, there are players who transcend the ordinary, whose brilliance on the pitch leaves an indelible mark on the beautiful game. One such luminary is none other than Jay-Jay Okocha, the Nigerian maestro, who is dribbling skills and magical touch made him a footballing icon. Born August 14, 1973, Augustine Azuka Okocha, popularly known as Jay-Jay, was destined for greatness from the very beginning. Hailing from the football-loving nation of Nigeria, his journey from the streets of Enugu to the grand stages…

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In the arena of politics, where convictions are often as malleable as clay and loyalty appears as elusive as a will-o’-the-wisp, we find yet another example of the quintessential opportunist. Reno Omokri, the self-acclaimed Buhari Tormentor, who once fervently criticized president Bola Ahmed Tinubu, now inexplicably showers praise and support, all in the hope of securing a plum political appointment. This about-face, from critic to crony, serves as a stark reminder of the venal underbelly of politics and the lengths to which some individuals will go to further their own agendas. It was not so long ago that Omokri, who…

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In a world often overshadowed by the cacophony of trivial pursuits and fleeting fame, there emerged a rare and resplendent talent who defies the ordinary, a gospel voice that rises above the mundane and reaches deep into the heart and soul. Today, I celebrate the living legend, a highly spiritual Isoko gospel singer, Evangelist Amos Ighaka whose profound resonance with the divine has touched our lives in ways that words alone cannot capture. In an era where music often panders to commercialism and superficiality, Amos Ighaka stands as a beacon of authenticity and devotion. With a voice that reverberates with…

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The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Musa Dangiwa has applauded BUA Cement Plc’s recent decision to reduce the price of cement to N3,500 from about N5,500. He said the proactive gesture will reduce the cost of cement, which is a major cost in housing construction, and that it supports the Renewed Hope Agenda of His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to provide affordable housing to Nigerians. The Minister made these remarks in response to BUA Plc’s Sunday, 1st October 2023 official announcement reducing the price of cement in Nigeria. He underscored that the soaring cost of cement has…

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday congratulated its candidate in the March 18 Governorship Election in Nasarawa State, David Ombugadu, on his victory at the Election Petition Tribunal which upheld “the Will of the people and declared him winner of the election.” A statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologubagba said “The unfaultable verdict of the Tribunal is victory for Democracy and the triumph of the Will of the people of Nasarawa State in their quest to liberate their State from the stranglehold of corrupt, oppressive and manipulative forces. “The spontaneous jubilation across Nasarawa State and other States of…

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The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, has flagged off the verification of the National Social Register (NSR) in Makoko and other communities in Lagos State, South West Nigeria, with a promise to get Nigerians a social register with integrity. A statement by Deputy Director Information, Rhoda Ishaku Iliya, said the exercise, which commenced simultaneously across the country in line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, will last for three weeks. Speaking shortly after she carried out door to door verification of the register at the remote Lagos suburb, over the weekend, the Minister, who…

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday, restated his administration’s commitment to eliminating poverty, terrorism and all forms of criminality in Nigeria.  A statement by the President’s Assistant, Stanley Nkwocha said already, the Nigerian leader who is also Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said the administration is currently implementing programmes and policies that would empower Nigerians to combat the challenges of poverty, criminality and terrorism. Tinubu, who was represented by his deputy, Vice President Kashim Shettima, gave the hint on yesterday during the passing-out parade of Cadets of the 70 Regular Course, Direct Short Service Course 27…

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I struggled so hard to reach a resolution on whether to or not to write this piece because of the dying reading culture. The average young person of today can spend 5hours chatting & viewing status interrupted but when you send them a valuable piece of not more than 10 minutes to read, they will tell you it is too long. Today marks another milestone in the history of this nation, a day we ought to be celebrating 63 years of independence and self-reliance. Recall that in 1953, Anthony Enahoro became the first to move the motion for Nigeria’s independence…

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The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, yesterday, visited the National Trauma Centre, National Hospital to assess the condition of a Police Inspector, Omeje Matthew, who was brutally attacked and macheted by armed hoodlums at his residence in Kabusa, Abuja.  A statement by the Force Public Relations Office, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the IGP emphasized that the attack on a Police Officer in the line of duty or off-duty is an attack on the entire law enforcement community and the peace and security of our society. The IGP, who frowns at attacking police personnel, warned in the strongest…

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Sports have been an integral part of human civilization for centuries, transcending cultural, geographical, and societal boundaries. Beyond the thrill of competition and the joy of victory, sports hold a unique position in society as a catalyst for change, a symbol of unity, and a platform for addressing critical social issues. This article explores the profound impact of sports on society, delving into the ways they extend beyond the game and into the heart of our collective human experience. 1. Inspiration and Aspiration Sports heroes inspire us to reach for greatness. The stories of athletes overcoming adversity, pushing their limits,…

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The Minister of Labour and Employment Simon Bako Lalong has again invited the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC for another meeting over its planned indefinite strike. A statement by the ministry said the Minister who directed the Department of Trade Unions Services and Industrial Relations to convene a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for Monday 18th September 2023 said it was important that the Unions sit with Government to resolve all pending matters to avert further disruption to the economy. According to the Minister, the administration of President Bola Tinubu will always engage the organised labour…

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Benue State Governor, Hyacinth Iormem Alia, has assured the people of the State that Benue under his leadership, and federal government under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will witness the construction and rehabilitation of more road networks across the state. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Tersoo Kula said the Governor’s assurance is coming after the federal government recently gave approvals for the general rehabilitation of some key federal roads across the state following requests from him. According to the statement, the federal roads to be rehabilitated are: 1. General Rehabilitation of the Aliade-Gboko- Yandev Federal Road.…

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In today’s fast-paced world, fashion and technology have become inseparable partners, revolutionizing the way we perceive, create, and experience clothing and accessories. This intersection has birthed a new era in fashion, characterized by innovation, sustainability, and enhanced consumer experiences. From smart textiles and 3D printing to augmented reality (AR) mirrors and blockchain for transparency, technology is reshaping the fashion landscape in unprecedented ways. Smart Textiles and Wearable Technology One of the most exciting developments in fashion technology is the rise of smart textiles and wearable devices. Designers are incorporating advanced materials like conductive fabrics and e-textiles into clothing, enabling them…

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“Eye service,” often referred to as “lip service,” is a common phenomenon in various aspects of life, including the workplace, relationships, and even in society at large. It refers to the act of pretending to be diligent, committed, or dedicated when being observed or supervised but lacking genuine dedication and sincerity when no one is watching. While this behavior may seem harmless to some, the dangers of eye service are significant and can have far-reaching consequences. In this article, we will delve into the perils of eye service and why it is essential to combat this insincere behavior. Erodes Trust:…

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The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, has solicited the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to address humanitarian crisis and poverty alleviation in Nigeria. The Minister made the call when she received a delegation from the foundation in her office in Abuja. According to the Minister, Nigeria is facing humanitarian crisis caused by natural and man-made disasters, insecurity and flooding. This is in addition to refugees and Internally Displaced Persons. The Minister, therefore, called for partnership with development partners, donor bodies and the private sector to get people out of humanitarian crisis and poverty…

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In an era dominated by digital communication and social media, the practice of sending intimate or explicit images, commonly known as “nudes,” has become more prevalent than ever. While some individuals engage in this activity consensually and responsibly, there are significant risks associated with sharing such sensitive content. This article aims to shed light on the potential dangers of sending nudes and provide guidance on how to navigate the digital landscape safely. Privacy Breaches: One of the most significant dangers of sending nudes is the risk of privacy breaches. Once an image is shared electronically, it can be difficult to…

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of allegedly sharing and squandering the N2b Kogi State Palliative Fund meant for the wellbeing of the people of the State. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologubagba, the Party also described the assertion by the APC that there is no vacancy in the Kogi State Government House as illusory and pathetic display of “fear of imminent defeat by the PDP given the overwhelming popularity and acceptability of our Candidate for the November 11, 2023 Governorship election in the State, Senator Dino Melaye”.…

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1. IN MY GENERATION, when you tell your partner no sex before marriage, they think it’s either you’re impotent, have a small/wide genital or there is something you’re hiding. Online in-laws will advise them to run. 2. IN MY GENERATION, a guy believes that he is ‘entitled’ to multiple women simply because he has money. 3. IN MY GENERATION, a lady believes that she is ‘entitled’ to a rich man simply because she is ‘beautiful’. 4. IN MY GENERATION, two lovers in a relationship cannot have access to each other’s phones but they can have unlimited access to each other’s…

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The Peoples Democratic Party has urged Nigerians not to succumb to the “hopelessness” under the prevailing unpleasant situation in the country. In a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologubagba, the PDP, while describing the ruling All Progressives Congress as a threat to the nation’s democracy, urged Nigerians to remain optimistic. The party made the remark while celebrating its 25th anniversary. Read the full statement below: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) celebrates its 25th anniversary today with a call on Nigerians not to succumb to hopelessness under the prevailing despairing situation in the country but remain optimistic in…

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has expressed sadness over the death of the designer of the Nigerian national flag, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi who died at the age of 84, at his family home in Ibadan, after a brief illness.  A statement by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Idris Mohammed said “I am particularly saddened over the news of the demise of Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, a national icon, whose contribution to national unity will remain indelible.” Idris said the death of Pa Akinkunmi came at the time Nigeria was reinventing itself for peace, development and enduring national reconciliation; “the…

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Anezi Okoro’s 1972 novel, “One Week One Trouble” best gives us a glimpse of the unending weekly drama we witness today especially on social media. In the book, Wilson Tagbo, a boy who got admission into secondary school, jumped from one trouble to another, starting from his first day. Just like the title suggests, no week passes by without Tagbo getting in trouble.  As it was in the book mentioned above, there is literary no week that passes these days without tongues wagging over an issue that may or may not have been premeditated – now it is the turn…

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has averred that Nigeria is asphyxiating, in “dire straits and fast grinding to a halt under Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC).” In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologubagba, the Party lamented that Nigeria is at the edge of the precipice under the Tinubu-led APC hold which “lacks the acceptability and followership of citizens; a situation that has created an atmosphere and feeling of absence of governance in the country. “Our Party is alarmed that there is a serious disconnection between the government and the citizens arising from…

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Barely three months to her wedding, a horny Nigerian lady has perfected plans to cheat on her fiance with a colleague in her office. The lady’s friend who disclosed the development to social influencer, Angel on the condition of anonymity, said the lady and her fiance are in a no sex relationship. According to her, the lady has been craving sex but since her man is not ready to defy God’s Word by consenting to her sexual urges, she has decided to satisfy her urges, somewhere else. The post reads: Pls hide my I.D, I need advice on how to…

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It was an uncommon environment of unfettered and inexplicable joy in Enugu State on Saturday 19th August 2023 as Onyeme Elvis Ekene, who found love within his geopolitical zone, wedded his heartthrob, Christian Jecinta Illoabuchi.  Elvis an indigene of Okwelle Amauzari in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State and Jecinta an indigene of Umuochime Ibagwa-ani in Nsukka L.G.A of Enugu State were declared husband and wife at Madonna Chaplaincy, Enugu. In the auditorium which was laced with fragrance of love, the couple exchanged their marital vows amidst the applauses of families and well-wishers who had come from far…

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In a world where relationships come in many forms, from friendships to romantic partnerships, the desire for lasting and healthy connections remains a universal aspiration. Building and maintaining such relationships requires effort, understanding, and effective communication. Whether you’re in a romantic relationship, a friendship, or a familial bond, the following tips can serve as the cornerstone for creating relationships that stand the test of time. 1. Effective Communication: Open, honest, and respectful communication is the bedrock of any strong relationship. Active listening and clear expression of thoughts and feelings create an environment of understanding and empathy. It’s crucial to create…

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Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 38 suspected internet fraudsters.  In a statement yesterday, the commission said they were arrested on August 21, 2023 in a sting operation at Ogbogoro and Aluu Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The suspects are: Marvelous Obuah, John Don Precious, Batholomen Ifeanyi, Onyenaturuchi Akuma Chima, Maxwell Goodluck, Joseph Emmanuel, Godwin Emmanuel, Kelechi Ukaegbu, Kelly Taribo Bruce, David Onyedikachi Eluwa, Chukwu Anokwute, Christian Othuke, John Iheme, Obenushe Blessed, Eruchi Oshu Godswill, Emmanuel Goodluck, Nnaemaeka Chinedu and Prosper Emmanuel. Others include Daniel Ogumba, Ikem Onyeka, Delight…

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