2face Idibia Discloses Anniversary Plans For Late Father

Popular Hypertek boss 2face Idibia has disclosed his plans to hold a one-year anniversary in Benue state for his late father Michael Idibia, who died on August 24th, 2014 and was buried on November 7, 2014.

2face, who hailed from Okpokwu Idumoga in the Idoma extraction of Benue state exclusively, revealed to NET that his family will remember his late father on August 23.

In his words, ‘My dad’s anniversary is coming up on August 23, 2015 and me and my family will come together and observe a very quiet remembrance for him in Benue state. It’ll be something very short, simple and without any fanfair or noise. It’s just an avenue for us to go and talk to him quietly.’

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5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nigeria

Beautiful landscapes, natural wonders, structure and landmarks dating back to centuries in Nigeria have made it to the United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organization listing. If you are a World Heritage Traveler or some who enjoys nature and you have not visited these places in Nigeria, then you are missing a great deal! Below, Jovago.com has put together some of the notable and worthy World Heritage Sites in Nigeria you should visit.

  1. Oke-Idanre Hills in Ondo State
Ogbunike Caves in Anambra State
Ogbunike Caves in Anambra State
Osun-Oshogbo Sacred Grove in Osun State
Osun-Oshogbo Sacred Grove in Osun State
Oban Hills in Cross River State
Oke-Idanre Hills in Ondo State
Sukur Cultural Landscape in Adamawa State
Sukur Cultural Landscape in Adamawa State

Idanre Hills consists of beautiful valleys and high plains that are about 3,000 feet above the sea level. It was added to the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2007.

Marvelous points of interests such as the old court, Owa’s Palace, Agboogun foot print, shrines, burial grounds and mounds and the Omi Aopara which is the thunder water are things and places you will encounter here. It is a tourist attraction center that draws thousands of visitors all year round.

 2. Oban Hills in Cross River State Continue reading You need to see this sites in Nigeria.

23 Year Old Commits Suicide Over Admission- Jamb

Festac area of Lagos state was thrown into a state of confusion on Sunday, August 16, after Ugochukwu, a 23-year-old admission seeker, was found hanging in his apartment.

According to Punch Metro, Ugochukwu, who lived at 311 Road, Festac Town, had sought admission into a University in Lagos state, and had written the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) but was yet to secure the admission.

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It was gathered that at about 12pm, Ugochukwu mother, identified as Ngozi, and his two siblings came back from church to find him dead with his body hanging in the sitting room.

The family who reportedly stay in a rented room and parlour, raised the alarm which brought neighbours to the scene.

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Senator Lists Factors For Successful Negotiation With Boko Haram

The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has declared his support for any dialogue with Boko Haram members by the Federal Government, as part of efforts to end the insurgency in the north-eastern part of the country.

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Sen. Sani of kaduna State.

the Senator said that for a successful negotiation with the Boko Haram terrorist group, the Federal Government must consider certain factors such as willingness and resolve of the insurgents to dialogue, the strength of the military to overpower the insurgents and commitment of the government to the terms and agreement of the negotiation.

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Ambode approves single account for all government transactions

Ambode approves single account for all government transactions

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the operation of a Treasury Single Account (TSA) in the state, effective from September 1, 2015.

The move is aimed at improving the processes of revenue generation and collection in the state as well as ensuring proper accountability and transparency in all government accrued revenues.

A statement on Sunday signed by Abimbola Umar, the state accountant general, said the government took the decision to address the challenges previously faced with the operation of multiple account system.

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Ambode The People’s Governor.

The statement quoted the governor as saying that the operation of a TSA, aside providing transparency and accountability, will also encourage taxpayers to request for a single account before making their payments.

“The development is in line with the objective of the move by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that all government revenue accrues to one consolidated account,” according to the statement.

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Hopes of exports from Nigeria Dwindling daily!

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Nigeria faces loss of revenue running into billions of naira from now till 2016 as a result of the European Union’s ban on the country’s food exports including beans, sesame seeds, melon seeds, dried fish and meat, peanut chips and palm oil.

According to the European Food Safety Authority, the rejected beans was found to contain between 0.03mg per kilogramme to 4.6mg/kg of dichlorvos pesticide, more than the acceptable maximum residue limit of 0.01mg/kg.

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Meanwhile, the President, Federation of Agricultural Commodity Associations, Dr. Victor Iyama, has said the body is looking into the banned items to find out the cause and see how the ban can be reversed.

According to him, the country will suffer a huge loss in revenue between now and 2016 while the ban lasts.

 In 2014, 42 processed and semi-processed food items exported to the United Kingdom from Nigeria were rejected.

The European Union Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, alleged discovery of excessive amount of chemical contaminants like aluminium phosphide and dichlorvos in the food items which included beans, melon seeds, sweet potato, cashew kernels, nutmeg, snails, soft drinks and sesame seeds.

Explaining the excess in residue limit of insecticide in the food exports, Iyama said the fault was from poor storage of pesticide, maintaining that farmers should not be held liable in most cases.

He said, “When one is fumigating produce for shipping, one is not supposed to leave the preservatives inside the containers because some bags of produce may come in contact with them.

“But some people must have left the preservatives inside the containers after fumigation.”

But the Nigerian Export Promotion Council has blamed fraudulent shipping for the situation.

Speaking with our correspondent, the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, NEPC, Mr. Segun Awolowo, maintained that produce correctly shipped was not banned.

Also in a statement made available to our correspondent, the agency noted that businessmen who invested in the sector without proper guidance accounted for the rising incidence of banned exports from Nigeria.

It added that the individuals involved corrupted the sector and compounded the country’s product integrity problem.

NEPC noted further that the ban on the food exports was a setback for Nigeria as a nation that desperately needed to expand its export basket to boost domestic agricultural activities and create jobs.

Accordingly, the organisation announced that it was embarking on a training series aimed at building a crop of knowledgeable exporters.

This according to the NEPC is a measure targeted at enhancing the integrity of Nigerian products by ensuring that intending exporters are guided to approach the business in a professional manner, thereby reducing the incidence of unexecuted orders or rejects.peanuts

According to the CEO, the approach to mentor Nigerians on how to become successful exporters is premised on the need to create inclusive growth in the sector by engaging more hands in producing made-in-Nigeria goods for export.

The statement read in part, “The mentorship programme will address issues of Product Quality, Export Procedures and Documentation, Financing, Payment Terms and Logistics in export trade.

Burial Of Ooni Stalled As Man To Be ‘Buried Alive With King’ Runs Away

Ooni of Ife Oba Okunade Sijuwade’s burial has been put on hold after a man elected to be buried alive with the monarch absconded unwilling to be the one to keep the king company in the afterlife.

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Unconfirmed reports from Ile-Ife indicate that the designated person to be buried alive alongside the monarch, known traditionally as the Abobaku, took to his heels for dear life. Continue reading Burial Of Ooni Stalled As Man To Be ‘Buried Alive With King’ Runs Away