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19.10.18

Fayose Demands Additional Mattress In EFCC Custody As He Finally Opens Up

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Fayose Demands Additional Mattress In EFCC Custody As He Finally Opens Up
Ayodele Fayose
 
Former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose is telling the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives all he knows about the N4.685 billion allegedly withdrawn from the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA).
 
Fayose spoke yesterday after 72 hours in detention. He admitted knowing a former Minister of State (Defence) Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro, who ferried N1.299billion slush funds to him in a chartered jet.
 
He also said he has links with Abiodun Agbele, who allegedly bought six choice properties for him in Lagos and Abuja.
 
But the ex-governor added  drama to his grilling when he wrote the EFCC to demand an additional mattress in his cell.
 
He said sleeping on two mattresses will be more comfortable for him. The EFCC was looking into his request as at the time of filing this report.
 
The governor, who had vowed not to speak, made a U-Turn, The Nation learnt.
 
Agbele and Obanikoro are central to the disbursement and receipt of N1.299billion and $5.377million to him.
 
“The $5, 377,000 was handed over in cash by Obanikoro to Fayose while the N1.299billion was received by Agbele on Fayose’s behalf in the presence of the ex-minister’s Aide-de-Camp who also accompanied them to the bank,” a source close to the investigation said, adding:

“From the $5million, Fayose gave his Personal Assistant Agbele about $1million which he exchanged to Naira and paid for properties on behalf of the governor.

“These assets include four in Lagos (N1.1billion) and two in Abuja worth about N500million to N700million.
 
“The properties, worth N1.8billion, were purchased with the said proceeds of crime.”
 
Fayose has been asking the EFCC to take him to court.
 
The source said: “Fayose will still undergo another round of grilling on Friday (today). We cannot just arraign him in court without obtaining a statement from him.

“By Friday, he has to explain the following:
 
Did Obanikoro hand over cash to him and Agbele?
 
What was the N1.299b meant for?
 
Did Agbele buy properties for him? How did his associate acquire the six properties for him?
 
“So far, Fayose remains in custody till he is able to respond to issues isolated for him.”
 
Fayose wrote a letter to the EFCC demanding an additional mattress to sleep on.
 
He said one mattress was too flat to accommodate his frame in the cell.
 
”He has demanded for a second mattress from the anti-graft agency and I think they are looking into his request. “They want to find out from him the type of mattress needed to make him comfortable in custody,” the source said.
 
Fayose’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), said efforts had begun to secure his release from EFCC custody.
 
Ozekhome told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that “Fayose’s lawyers are already taking steps to enforce his fundamental human rights by getting him released.

”Yes, his lawyers will go to court to enforce his fundamental human rights. ”The EFCC has no right to keep him for over 24 hours. “If they have done that by obtaining a Magistrate Court’s Order that will be in the form of “holding charge” which has been declared unconstitutional and illegal by the Supreme Court. Holding charge is illegal. It is unconstitutional.’’
 
Ozekhome said that the section of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) permitting a magistrate to detain a suspect for 14 days was illegal.
 
According to him, any action outside the provisions of Section 35 of the Constitution, which specifically provides for 24 hours, is illegal and unconstitutional.
 
The EFCC, also yesterday disowned a tape in which its Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu is said to have claimed that nothing would happen should Fayose die in detention.
 
The Head of Media Wilson Uwujaren said the purported audio tape was fake.
 
The statement said: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission wishes to alert the general public about an audio recording of a conversation currently circulating in the social media in which the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu, purportedly made comments to the effect that nothing will happen peradventure Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti State, dies in custody.

“Interestingly, the audio tape did not disclose the place where the conversation occurred and the person that Magu was supposedly talking to.

“Purveyors of this fake news especially a former spokesperson of a leading political party, are warned to desist.”
 
-Source: TheNation

18.10.18

Job Creation Is What I Do Best - Atiku

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Job Creation Is What I Do Best - Atiku
Atiku Abubakar
 
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says job creation is what he does best, TheCable reports.
 
The 71-year-old former vice-president said this ahead of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) release of labour statistics, expected Thursday, October 18 and Monday, November 6, 2018.
 
“The most effective way to fight crime is to provide opportunity to create wealth, because poverty is conducive to crime,” Atiku said on Thursday.
 
“If you elect me as your President, I will equip the security forces to fight terrorism and crime. Additionally, I will do what I do best – job creation.”
 
Nigeria’s job creation report for Q1 and Q2 2018 was initially billed to be released on October 10, while labour force statistics for Q4 2017 and Q1 2018 is expected on October 18, according to the NBS data release calendar.
 
Both reports have not been made publicly available.
 
However, the data office is set to release the unemployment and underemployment report for the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018 by Monday, November 6.
 
Previous reports show that nearly eight million Nigerians have become unemployed since President Muhammadu Buhari took office in 2015.
 
JOBS AS CAMPAIGN TOOL
 
The Buhari administration says it has created over seven million jobs since 2015, and plans to create more using the provisions of the economic growth and recovery plan (ERGP).
 
Speaking in London, earlier in 2018, Babatunde Fashola, minister of power works and housing, said Buhari has created jobs for 6.3 million new rice farmers via the agricultural drive.
 
Fashola also said the ministry of power, works and housing has created 193,469 jobs, with 40,429 direct and 153,040 indirect jobs, within the two years.
 
Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, had said in January, 2018 that the Buhari admin has created six million jobs in the agricultural sector alone since it came on board in 2015.
 
The last NBS report shows that the number of people within the labor force who are unemployed or underemployed increased from 13.6 million and 17.7 million respectively in Q2 2017, to 15.9 million and 18.0 million in Q3 2017.
 
President Buhari and former vice-president Atiku are running on the promise to create jobs if voted in to lead Nigeria in 2019.
 
The unemployment report is expected to be a campaign tool for both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) — depending on the eventual numbers.

Lukaku Accused Of Disrespecting Man Utd Over Exit Talks

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Lukaku Accused Of Disrespecting Man Utd Over Exit Talks
Romelu Lukaku
 
Romelu Lukaku’s comments regarding a future move to Serie A are "disrespectful" to Manchester United, says Gary Pallister.
 
The Belgium international is currently tied to a long-term contract at Old Trafford and will not be going anywhere any time soon.
 
He has, however, hinted that a spell in Italy will be taken in at some stage, with Juventus having been linked with his services in the past.
When quizzed on a possible stint in Serie A, Lukaku told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Why not? I hope it happens.”
 
That admission has not gone down well with former United defender Pallister, with the 25-year-old striker urged to show more respect to his current club during a testing period for all concerned.
 
“I think it’s disrespectful at times if you start mentioning other clubs when you’re actually contracted to the club you’re at” Pallister told 888sport.
 
“If it’s in your mind I’ve got no problem with that but to put it in print I’ve got a problem with that.

“At a time when a club is under real pressure to have their leading goal-scorer say he’d like to move abroad – if that’s what he has done – is not the ideal scenario.”
 
Pallister is not the only United legend to have questioned Lukaku during the international break.
 
Despite hitting another double for Belgium in a Nations League win over Switzerland, and having four club goals to his name this season, Paul Scholes has suggested that the Premier League title will never return to Old Trafford for as long as the former Everton and Chelsea man leads the line.
 
He told ESPN: "I'm just not sure you are ever going to win the league with a goal scorer like him.
 
"I don't think his play outside of the box is good enough.

"I'm not sure if he works hard enough but he's still a young man who has done well and scored a lot of goals. He's quick and strong, but Lukaku is one of many United players who look like they're short of confidence.”
 
Lukaku will be hoping to prove a point to his doubters on Saturday when he returns to domestic action with a trip to face his former employers at Stamford Bridge.

16.10.18

Another Video Shows Kano Governor, Ganduje Allegedly Receiving Bribe

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Another Video Shows Kano Governor, Ganduje Allegedly Receiving Bribe 
Ganduje
 
Another video captured with a spy camera shows Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, receiving part of $5m bribe from a contractor.
 
This is the second of the 15-series trove of video clips obtained by DAILY NIGERIAN.
 
See video below:
 

2019: Why Presidential Candidates Should Listen To Fela's Music - Femi Falana

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 2019: Why Presidential Candidates Should Listen To Fela's Music - Femi Falana
Femi Falana (SAN)
 
Activist lawyer, Mr Femi Falana SAN, on Monday advised Nigerian presidential candidates seeking office in 2019 to listen to the late legendary musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s music, to get solutions to the nation’s problems.
 
Falana gave the advice during the 2018 Felabration tagged Fela @80: Overtaking Overtake, at the Fela debates titled: “African Leadership in the Millennium” in Lagos.
 
He said that the late Fela had foreseen Nigeria’s problems. Falana added that Fela warned about the challenges and proffered solutions to such problems in his music before his death.
 
Fela, who was born on October 15, 1938 and died on August 2, 1997, was the pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and a human rights activist.
 
Falana said, “I want most of these presidential aspirants to listen to Fela’s music very well. That’s where they can find solutions to most of our problems.
 
“Our country is rich as Fela sang in his music, but our people are still hungry and poor; you must understand our society before you can lead us.”
 
Falana urged young Nigerians to get organised so that the sky would be their starting point.
 
He said that if Nigeria could get it right, the black man all over Africa would be happy.
 
NAN reports that the 2018 Felabration, which commenced on Monday, will run through the week with performances by artists from Togo, France and Nigeria, dance competitions, among others.
 
Felabration is an annual festival of music and arts commemorating the life and times of Nigeria’s foremost musical icon, the late Fela Anikulakpo Kuti.
 
The idea and concept of Felabration as an annual celebration of Fela’s music, life and times, originated from his eldest child Yeni who conceived it in 1998.
 
Currently, Felabration organised by the Felabration Organising Committee has grown into a week-long musical event in Nigeria, attracting thousands of visitors annually to the New Africa Shrine from all over the world.

15.10.18

Followers tell Kim Kardashian she shouldn't have had surgery

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Followers tell Kim Kardashian she shouldn
Kim Kardashian shared a photo of herself from high school and fans are disappointed that she had to alter her God-given beauty.
Kim, her school best friend named Allison, and her sister Kourtney looked so young and beautiful in the photo taken when they were in high school.
Kim shared it with the caption:
High School Besties Allison & Kourt.
And social media users took to the comment section to point out how beautiful she used to be before cosmetic surgery.
Read some comments below.
Followers tell Kim Kardashian she shouldn
Followers tell Kim Kardashian she shouldn
Followers tell Kim Kardashian she shouldn
Followers tell Kim Kardashian she shouldn

How To Clean Fake Eyelashes

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How To Clean Fake Eyelashes
Ladies, the right pair of falsies can instantly accentuate your eyes. Your lashes can look subtly fuller or daringly dramatic – and it all depends on the lashes you choose. If you’ve been there and done that, you’re probably aware of how much of a struggle it can be to clean your set of false eyelashes at the end of the day. If you are looking for some quick hacks to extend the life of your falsies and make them look as good as new even after multiple wears, we’ve got you covered. Want to know how? Read on to find out more.

How To Clean False Eyelashes For Reuse

Even your most inexpensive pair of false eyelashes need some good old cleaning so that they look and feel fresh. The first and foremost trick is to remove them gently with the help of an oil-free eye makeup remover instead of just pulling them off your lids (a BIG no-no!). Here are a bunch of tried-and-tested techniques to clean your false lashes with utter perfection.

Cleaning False Eyelashes With Dish Soap



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What You Need
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Wide dish
  • Hot water
  • Paper towels
  • Clean mascara wand
  • Tweezers
Procedure
Step 1: Pour some hot water into a wide dish. Add a teaspoon of liquid dish soap and mix it in well.
Step 2: Place your lashes in this soapy solution for about 15 seconds.
Step 3: Once you take your lashes out, use a pair of tweezers to pull out any remaining glue from the lash strips gently.
Step 4: Rinse the lashes with warm water.
Step 5: Blot the lashes on a paper towel to remove excess water or any remaining dampness. If you find that your lashes are stuck together, use a clean mascara wand to brush them out.
Step 6: Once the lashes are completely dry, use your tweezers to place them back into the box.

Cleaning False Eyelashes Using Alcohol

Cleaning False Eyelashes Using Alcohol Pinit
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What You Need
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Glass container
  • Cotton swabs
  • Tweezers
  • Paper towels
  • Clean mascara wand
Procedure
Step 1: Pour a bit of rubbing alcohol in a glass container. It should be enough to submerge the lashes completely.
Step 2: Place the lashes in the alcohol for about 2 minutes.
Step 3: Use cotton swabs to gently rub off the glue and gunk out of the lashes and the lash bands.
Step 4: Place the false eyelashes on a paper towel to blot and soak up any remnants of the alcohol.
Step 5: If your lashes look a little clumpy, use a mascara wand to fan them out.
Step 6: Use your tweezers to place them back inside their box.

Cleaning False Eyelashes With Eye Makeup Remover

Cleaning False Eyelashes With Eye Makeup Remover Pinit
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What You Need
  • Oil-free eye makeup remover
  • Glass bowl
  • Cotton swabs
  • Paper towels
  • Tweezers
Procedure
Step 1: Pour a small amount of eye makeup remover into a glass bowl, and place your lashes in this solution for about 2 to 3 minutes.
Step 2: Once you remove them, place them on a paper towel. Use cotton swabs to rub the loosened gunk off of them.
Step 3: Use tweezers to pull out any remaining glue from the base strip.
Step 4: Once your lashes are clean and dry, store them in their box until you need them again.

Cleaning False Eyelashes Using Coconut Oil

Cleaning False Eyelashes Using Coconut Oil Pinit
The added benefit of using coconut oil to clean your falsies is that they can be cleaned while you’re still wearing them!
What You Need
  • Extra virgin coconut oil
  • Paper towels
  • Cotton swabs
  • Tweezers
Procedure
Step 1: Place your used lashes on a paper towel.
Step 2: To loosen the built-up mascara and glue residue, dip a cotton swab in some coconut oil and rub it over the false lashes.
Step 3: Remove any leftover traces of glue from the lash strip with a pair of tweezers.
Step 4: Using a fresh paper towel, soak up any excess oil by blotting the lashes.
Step 5: Once your lashes are completely clean, gently place them back inside their box.

Clean False Eyelashes Using Baby Shampoo

Clean False Eyelashes Using Baby Shampoo Pinit
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What You Need
  • Mild baby shampoo
  • Warm water
  • Cotton swabs
  • Paper towels
  • Tweezers
Procedure
Step 1: Dilute a teaspoon of baby shampoo in about a quarter cup of warm water.
Step 2: Place your eyelashes in this soapy solution and allow them to soak for about 2 minutes.
Step 3: Blot out any excess water from the lashes using paper towels.
Step 4: If there are any traces of adhesive still stuck to the lash bands, gently remove them with your tweezers.
Step 5: Place the lashes back into their box, so their shape is maintained until you use them the next time.

Cleaning Individual False Eyelashes

Cleaning Individual False Eyelashes 
Individual falsies or cluster lashes are far more delicate, and it’s easier to damage their hairs. You need to be very gentle while cleaning them.
What You Need
  • Oil-free eye makeup remover or coconut oil
  • Cotton pads
  • Tweezers
Procedure
Step 1: Soak a cotton pad in an oil-free eye makeup remover or coconut oil, and hold the pad over your closed eyelid for about 30 seconds to break down the glue.
Step 2: Once the lashes are loose enough to lift, gently remove them without pulling onto your skin.
Step 3: Place each cluster lash between two fresh cotton pads soaked in makeup remover. Gently rub them to remove any leftover grime.
Step 4: When they are dry and clean, use a pair of tweezers to place them back inside their box.
Now that you have a fair idea of how you can keep your false eyelashes squeaky clean, here are some tips and precautions that will come in handy when you’re doing this.

Tips: Cleaning And Maintaining False Eyelashes To Get The Most Out Of Them

It is important to wash your hands with antibacterial soap before touching your falsies to prevent any germs or impurities from getting into your eye.
  • While removing your fake eyelashes, do not use too much force to pull the glue off from the lash line. This will not just ruin your falsies but also pluck out your natural lashes. Instead, dab some eye makeup remover on a cotton pad and let it soak into the adhesive, so the lashes come off with ease.
  • It’s best to store your lashes in their boxes between uses. The curved platform helps maintain the natural curved shape of your falsies.
  • Do not apply harsh chemicals directly to your falsies while you’re wearing them. Your eyes and the area surrounding them are incredibly sensitive.
  • Wearing your false eyelashes for extended periods can damage your hair follicles and cause permanent hair loss. It is crucial to give your natural lashes a break from any kind of makeup or adhesives every now and then.
  • Always remove your false lashes before you hit the bed. If you sleep with them on overnight, it can cause eye irritation or an infection due to the adhesive.
False eyelashes are a great beauty investment, especially if you can get some extra wear out of them. With the right kind of maintenance and a tad bit of effort, this isn’t too hard to achieve. That was our take on how you can clean falsies using different techniques and ingredients. If you’ve got any go-to hacks that you like to use while cleaning your false lashes, share them with us in the comments section below!

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