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Ex girlfriend of Dangote, Autumn Spikes sent packing from Miami apartment.

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As there was no response from Ms Spikes, the landlord on October 10, filed a motion for default judgment, a request for the court to deliver its verdict based on the plaintiff’s claims alone.

Despite being a girlfriend of Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, Autumn Spikes got evicted from her North Miami apartment in Florida, U.S., after piling up unpaid rent for six months in 2020, NoRM has found out.

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Ms Spikes and Mr Dangote dated secretly for nearly 10 years until recently when the business mogul broke up with her and subsequently sued her in a court in Florida for allegedly trying to extort $5million from him.

File Photo: Ms Autumn Spikes | Noble Reporters Media | Adigun Michael Olamide | NoRM News

Africa’s richest man, Alike Dangote
But while the affair was going on fine most of last year, Ms Spikes was grappling with accumulated rent arrears of $13,230 for the months of March to August 2020, court documents obtained by NoRM’s known Media have shown.

The landlord of the property, The Shoreline at SoleMia, 2301 Laguna Circle, North Miami, Florida, issued Ms Spikes with a 30-day ‘Pay or Vacate’ notice on August 5.

Ms Spikes neither paid the debt nor vacated her apartment number 1708.

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After the expiration of the 30-day notice, the landlord, on September 19, 2020, filed an eviction suit against her at a Miami Dade County court, in Florida, the same court where Mr Dangote would later sue her in January.

NoRM’s known Media on Thursday obtained the complaint, notice of debt, the lease and other documents filed as exhibits by Ms Spikes’ landlord in the suit that is now closed.

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The landlord’s complaint in the eviction suit reads in part, “Plaintiff owns or is the lessor of the real property, the premises:

“The Shoreline at SoleMia, 2301 Laguna Circle Apt 1708, North Miami, FL 33181.

“Tenant retains possession of the premises under a written lease requiring rent of $2,215.00 per month to be paid the first of each month.

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“A copy of relevant portions of the lease is attached hereto and incorporated herein as plaintiff’s Exhibit A.

“Tenant failed to pay rent for March, April, May, June, July and August.

File Photo: Aliko Dangote | Noble Reporters Media | Adigun Michael Olamide | NoRM News

“Tenant owes plaintiff rent the months stated in paragraph 6 herein in the total sum of $13,230.00

“Plaintiff served tenant notice to pay or vacate the premises on August 5, 2020 as shown by copy or copies of the notice(s) attached here to and incorporated herein as plaintiff’s Exhibit (s) B, but tenant refuses to do either.

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“In accordance with Fla. Stat. (Florida Statutes) Section 83.60(2), if tenant fails to deposit the sum of $13,230.00 in the court registry, plus rent which accrued during the pendency of this action, then plaintiff is entitled to a default judgment for removal of tenant and to recover a judgment for rent due and owing costs in accordance with Fla. Stat. Sections 83.59 and 83.625.

“Failure of tenant to pay rent as due caused plaintiff to retain undersigned counsel and incur reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, which tenant should pay pursuant to Flat. Stat. Sec 83.48 and the lease.

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“Wherefore, plaintiff demands judgment for possession of the premises, rent, due, court costs and attorney’s fees against the defendant and other available remedies in accordance with Fla. Stat. Section 83.625 and for such other relief this court deems just and proper.”

Ms Spikes serially unreachable
Ms Spikes’ consistent absence from the apartment could be gleaned from the affidavits of failed service deposed to by court officers throughout the period the suit lasted.

The period of her accumulated rent and the court action coincided with the grim period of COVID-19 and attendant restrictions last year.

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All attempts to have Ms Spikes personally served with the documents issued at every stage of the suit failed.

For instance, the court’s process server made two failed attempts to serve Ms Spikes with the ‘Residential Eviction Summons’ and the landlord’s complaint on Ms Spikes on September 23and 24.

In an affidavit of ‘Return of Service’, a process server said after the two attempted service, she had to “post by attaching the true copy” of the documents “to a conspicuous place of the property” close to Ms Spikes’ residence.

As there was no response from Ms Spikes, the landlord on October 10, filed a motion for default judgment, a request for the court to deliver its verdict based on the plaintiff’s claims alone.

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On October 21, the court delivered a default judgment in favour of the plaintiff.

The court, on October 24, issued a ‘Writ of Possession’ commanding the Sheriffs of the court “to remove all persons” from the apartment and restore possession of the apartment to the plaintiff “after 24 hours notice conspicuously pasted on the premises.”

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But the Sheriffs said an attempt to serve Ms Spikes with the writ of possession failed.

File Photo: Autumn Spikes | Noble Reporters Media | Adigun Michael Olamide | NoRM News

Ms Spikes packs out
However, on October 30, 2020, the landlord’s lawyer wrote the Sheriff Department applying for the cancellation of the writ of possession on the grounds that “tenant vacated.”

Ms Spikes did not file any response in the suit when the suit was declared closed by the court.

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Between Spikes and Dangote
Mr Dangote is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Ms Spikes following a dispute over the monetary terms of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) demanded by Africa’s wealthiest man after breaking up with her former girlfriend.

Mr Dangote filed the libel suit on January 20 about 19 days after Ms Spikes posted a video clip through a January 1 Instagram post showing her seated beside the Nigerian businessman with part of his buttocks revealed to viewers.

He alleged in his suit that Ms Spikes threatened to launch “an onslaught” of exposing his “family and private” and social media and media talk shows if he failed to pay her $5million.

Ms Spikes, in an Instagram post, denied issuing such threats even as she said she had rejected $15,000 and $2,500 “insultingly” offered her by Mr Dangote in exchange for an NDA over their affair.

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NoRM learnt that Mr Dangote, through his U.S based lawyers, recently applied to the Miami-Dade County court where he filed his libel suit, to issue a gag order against Ms Spikes.

The court has tentatively fixed February 9 for the hearing of Mr Dangote’s preliminary petition.

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#Newsworthy

Sunday Igboho could trigger a Yoruba-Hausa/Fulani war? – By Olamide

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Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, has been in the spotlight lately over his eviction notice to herders in Oke Ogun area of Oyo state. Noble Reporters Media can confirm.

Blaming herders for the high level of insecurity in towns and villages in Ibarapa local government area of the state, Igboho gave them seven days to vacate the area.

In an interview with NoRM‘s known Media, Oye Adetunji (not real names), who grew up with Sunday Igboho, said his kinsman regularly entertained people while growing up.

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“I have known Sunday Igboho since he was a child. We grew up on the same street in Igboho. We are both from Modeke area of the town. Our family houses are not far from each other,” he said.

“While we were growing up, he would assemble us and we would follow him to play around the town. From childhood when he was attending Community Primary School, Modeke, he cultivated the idea of leading a group of people.“He was a comedian.

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I remember that regularly, he did things that made people laugh. Back then, during weekends, he would dress like a pregnant woman and then instruct one of us to beat a drum while he danced around the town.

Wherever people gathered to relax, he would go there to dance and make them laugh. He was a restless and lively person as a young boy.”

Adetunji, who is now living and working in Okeho town in Oyo state, said Igboho was a regular host to pupils who were sent away from school in those days.

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He said his childhood friend eventually left the sleepy town to realise his desire to be a leader.

“I also remembered that in those days, when pupils were sent home from school for one reason or the other, they would head to Sunday Igboho house instead of going to their different homes,” he said.“He eventually left Igboho at a time in his life. But he is visiting the town regularly.

Whenever he comes home till date, it’s always like carnival; everyone will know that Sunday is around because he enters the town like a king.

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Many people will pay him visit. In turn, he will also pay visits to his friends, the town’s traditional rulers and other leaders.

“He also pays visit to leaders of all religions in the town. That is why it is difficult to know his religion because he identifies with all religious groups and contributes to all their activities.”

When asked if indeed Igboho posses metaphysical powers, Adetunji said it is true, adding that Igboho’s grandfather, who had some forms of power, might have transferred it to his grandson.“The metaphysical power he has is beyond imagination… his grandfather was known to possess some powers.

Everyone who lived in the town before his death would know of the power of Sunday’s grandfather,” he said.“I knew the man well because we usually passed the front of his house everyday. He was around 95 years old at the time.

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From stories we heard, many people visited him to seek his blessings. What I also heard from elders of the town is that if he cursed anyone, it would come to pass.

“Igboho is well known in Oke Ogun area of Oyo state because it is an ancient town and because we have scholars from the town, but lately, Sunday has added to its popularity.”

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Here are few things to know about him:

  • Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho was born October 10, 1972. He is a right activist and a politician.
  • He is the chairman of Adeson International Business Concept Ltd and popularly referred to as the Akoni Oodua of Yoruba.
  • He started off as a motorcycle repairer and then ventured into automobiles where he sells cars and was able to start Adeson business Concept.
  • He is married to two wives and has children, including three professional footballers in Germany
  • He once worked with former Oyo Governor Rasheed Ladoja and became one of his most trusted aides. He became famous as a strong defendant of the Modakeke people in the Modakeke/Ife war between 1997 and 1998.
  • He gained social media tractions in January 2021 when he gave a week ultimatum to herdsmen in Ibarapa to vacate the land after the killing of Dr. Aborode.
  • He is believed to possess metaphysical powers and is a strong advocate for the Oduduwa republic.
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Interesting Story.

A relatively known name in Oyo and Osun states, Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho took upon himself the role of a freedom fighter for Yoruba land by dislodging criminal herders from Igangan in Ibarapa, Oyo State.

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The sad event of June 5, 2011, which saw some undergraduates murdered at Iwo Road interchange, Ibadan, by supposed thugs of the Oyo State branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the killings in Akinyele area of the city between June and September 2020, by Sunday Shodipe, were two security breaches that made the state notorious.Igboho’s visit to Seriki Hausa of Igangan, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, was celebrated for two reasons.

One, he had visited Abdulkadri a week earlier and given him and his kinsmen a seven-day ultimatum to vacate Ibarapa to end criminal activities of some herders in the town.

This singular act, which many believed was courageous, confronting a perceived resident who he believed had links with criminal herders in the area, made his move heroic .

Two, Igboho’s visit was in defiance to Governor Seyi Makinde’s directive to security agencies to arrest and treat him as a criminal should he carry out his threat to forcefully eject Abdulkadri and his kinsmen from the land.

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Abdulkadri had reported Igboho to Makinde over the threat, stressing that he and his kinsmen had been living in Oyo State for decades.

He said their children were born there, adding that they grew with others in the communities. He emphasised that there exists inter-marriages among Fulani and Yoruba in the state.

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Igboho also fired back at Makinde in recorded voice notes that surfaced on social media, warning him to shelve his directive because, according to him (Igboho), he was out to liberate Yorubaland from the criminals. He also warned the governor not to order his arrest by security agencies.

But Nigerians were surprised when the video of Igboho’s weekend visit to eject Abdulkadri surfaced on social media (on Friday).

While most Yoruba saw it as a liberating move, others interpreted Igboho’s action as an affront on the government of Oyo State and security agencies. The nation is still nursing the controversy that trailed Igboho’s visit.

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The man Sunday Igboho

According to him, he was born 47 years ago in Igboho in Oke-Ogun, Oyo State.

Chief Adeyemo hails from Aladinkun compound, Modeke, Igboho, Oorelope Local Government Area.

He grew up normally like any other child but began to manifest traits of unusual stubbornness and toughness as a teenager.

He attended primary and junior secondary schools in Igboho before moving to Modakeke in Osun State with his father. His last school in Igboho was Baptist High School. He relocated with his father to Modakeke where he grew up fighting in the community.

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He learnt a vocation and fraternised with NURTW members, but he is not known as a major member of the union.He adopted the nickname ‘Igboho’ in Modakeke.

He was described as the son of an Igboho man. Igboho was said to have acquired mystical traditional powers to command guns and other weapons into appearance. This is his most outstanding ability.

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With this ability and power, he fought on the side of Modakeke during the 1996/97 Ife/Modakeke riot.

He left the community after his fame grew, attracting envy among people in Modakeke community.

His fame as a local activist during the Modakeke/Ife riot attracted him to politicians, who took over leadership from the military with the return of civilian rule in 1999.

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He worked for a former governor of Osun State and settled in Osogbo for some years.

He later worked as an independent traditional security coordinator for a former governor of Oyo State Rashidi Ladoja at the heat of the violent crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from 2004 to 2009.

His success at protecting Ladoja at the PDP rally in Akure, Ondo State capital, in December 2006, where the former governor was believed to be targeted for a major attack, remains a mystery to political watchers.

As a result, his fame rose in Ibadan and Oyo State given that Ladoja enjoyed massive sympathy among the populace, which condemned the way the PDP impeached him ‘illegally’ and gave the governorship ticket to his deputy, Adebayo Alao-Akala, in the 2007 election instead of allowing him (Ladoja).

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Igboho’s relationship with Ladoja enhanced the former’s reputation among the people. When the late Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimola (2011-2019) caged the activities of hoodlums and reduced violence and brigandage in the city, Igboho went into the business of selling cars and landed properties.

Those who have had encounters with him confirmed that he used to fight for victims of land grabbing. For that, he was given plots of lands. He is one of the promoters of Oduduwa Republic.

Compiled by: Adigun Michael Olamide.

Source(s): Google, Noble Reporters Media, The Cable, The Nation Newspaper

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#Newsworthy

Angela Merkel’s party appoints her ally as next leader.

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Another contender could be Laschet’s deputy, Health Minister Jens Spahn, who has reportedly been sounding out his chances behind the scenes.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party picked her ally Armin Laschet as its next leader on Saturday, in a vote for “continuity” as Europe’s biggest economy heads into a key election year with the deadly coronavirus pandemic still raging.

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In the close race, Laschet, the state premier of Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, triumphed over old Merkel nemesis Friedrich Merz, after a first-round that saw Merz leading by just five votes.

A third hopeful, foreign affairs expert Norbert Roettgen, was knocked out of the race.

Merz had campaigned on a promise to shift away from Merkel’s centrist path and steer right, writing in a column for Der Spiegel that a “happy ‘carry on like this’ is just as inappropriate as the vague claim to occupy the centre at all times”.

But delegates at the congress pushed online because of the pandemic were not swayed by the 65-year-old corporate lawyer.

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Instead, they gave a late victory to Laschet, who pledged to continue with Merkel’s more moderate course.

In a speech minutes before the vote on Saturday, Laschet called for “continuity” and highlighted the challenge of retaining CDU voters without Merkel at the top.

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‘Continuity of success’
“What we need is continuity of success,” he said, in a direct rejection of Merz’s vision.

“I keep hearing the phrase, ‘You have to be prepared to polarise’. I say, no, you don’t have to. Polarising is easy, anyone can do it,” he said, adding that he wants to “integrate, hold society together”.

Laschet had been trailing in surveys in the run-up to the vote, but his promise to stay the course has struck a cord with a party keen not to rock the boat further in a year already filled with ructions like the pandemic.

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At the opening on Friday of the two-day congress, Merkel had signalled her opposition to Merz as she urged delegates to stay the centrist course.

Undeterred by the loss, Merz tweeted that he had extended an offer to Laschet to enter the current government as finance minister.

But he immediately earned a new rebuff from Merkel, with a government spokesman telling AFP there were “no plans for a reshuffle”.

While popular with the most conservative faction of the CDU, Merz has been struggling to shed his image as an out-of-touch traditionalist.

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He was panned on social media on Saturday for an attempt to address his low levels of support among women in the party by highlighting Saturday his good relationship with his wife and daughter.

“Sure, every heterosexual husband and father is virtually a women’s rights movement in their own right,” one Twitter user wrote.

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Merkel backs ‘team’
Laschet’s win on Saturday puts him pole position to lead the CDU and its Bavarian CSU sister party into a general election as their chancellor candidate, meaning he is in with a good chance of securing Merkel’s job.

Merkel, who is planning to stand down after four terms and 16 years in the job, had previously said that Laschet “has the tools” to be chancellor.

But the pandemic has reshuffled the cards, and questions are swirling on whether someone other than the CDU chief could lead the conservative alliance into the vote, particularly since Laschet currently polls nowhere close to the top in popularity surveys.

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Topping the polls at the moment is CSU leader and Bavarian state premier Markus Soeder, whose robust response to the pandemic has won him widespread praise and given him a national spotlight.

But Laschet should not be written off either, according to Der Spiegel weekly, which praised his ability to “sit out his opponents”.

After being an early favourite in the leadership race, Laschet saw his support plummet thanks to various gaffes in his handling of the pandemic in North Rhine-Westphalia.

But Der Spiegel described him as a “grinder” who “wears down his opponents slowly, continuously, with great endurance”.

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While a platform of “continue somewhat like this” is usually a handicap in election campaigns… after a world pandemic, after a President Trump, after a hectic, nervous, sometimes crazy time, the majority of Germans could well long for” that.

“This could be Armin Laschet’s year,” it said.

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#Newsworthy

NECO 2020 result is out! – Check now!!

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NECO also derecognised 12 schools for their involvement in mass cheating and cases of malpractice.

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the internal Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) results for 2020, showing a two per cent increase in candidates who made five credits and above in all subjects.

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The Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma, confirmed this at the NECO Headquarters in Minna.

Obioma said the schools derecognised include four schools in Adamawa, two in Kaduna, two in Kastina, Two in Niger, one in Taraba and one in FCT.

He said that 24 supervisors were blacklisted for various offences ranging from poor supervision, aiding and abetting, connivance with non candidates to write answers on chalkboards.

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“Yes, it is true. The results have been released.

“To check, visit result.neco.gov.ng and input your details”. A NECO official has confirmed.

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#Newsworthy

Charlie Charlie The “Demonic” Teen Game – All You Should Know (History)

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If you are one of those crotchety people who believe the kids these days are somehow less inspired than generations before, then I come bearing new evidence: Even their superstitions are lamer than ours!

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“Charlie Charlie,” a game/Internet urban legend of sudden and inexplicable popularity, surged to the top of the global social media charts this weekend after kicking around on the Spanish-language Internet for much of eternity. As of this writing, #CharlieCharlieChallenge has been tweeted more than 1.6 million times. More people are Googling “Charlie Charlie” than virtually any other news event.

What’s all this about?! Below, our no-nonsense explainer for the old/unimpressed.

How do you play Charlie Charlie?
Simple! You could, if you wanted, even do it at your desk.

Step 1: Open your Vine and get the camera rolling. (If you don’t have Vine, you ARE too old for this.)
Step 2: Draw an X on a piece of paper.
Step 3: Label two of the resulting quadrants “no,” and the other two “yes.”
Step 4: Place two overlapping pencils on each axis of your grid, crossing them in the middle.
Step 5: Say “Charlie, Charlie, are you there?” and ask a question. (i.e., “is one of my friends going to die soon,” “will I go to prom next May.” )
Step 6: Scream, probably.

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Where did this come from?
While it’s hard to pin down an exact country of origin, Charlie Charlie (also spelled Charly Charly) has a long history as a schoolyard game in the Spanish-speaking world. According to one seven-year-old Yahoo! Respuestas thread — that’s Yahoo Answers to you — kids have played a version of the “classic game” in Spain for generations.

Traditionally, this version with the crossed pencils was called the “Juego de la Lapicera” — a term that still turns up lots of creepy stuff on Google — and “Charlie Charlie” was a distinct game, played with colored pencils. At some point in their Internet and playground travels, the two games seem to have merged. In either case, both have always had demonic or supernatural connotations; one site calls Lapicera “the poor man’s Ouija board.”

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Why is it popular again right now?
It’s always hard to say exactly why these things trend, but the latest bubble seems to have begun in late April in the Dominican province of Hato Mayor, when a local TV news station broadcast a very alarmist (and unintentionally funny) report about the “Satanic” game overtaking local schools. From there, social media users in the Dominican Republic began tweeting, Instagramming and Vining about the game; by mid-May, the phrase “Charlie Charlie” was trending on Dominican Twitter, an easy jump away from the rest of Spanish-language Web.

Meanwhile, over the weekend, a 17-year-old girl in central Georgia Instagrammed her game and slapped it with the hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge. That hashtag was, apparently, all the kids needed: It’s been tweeted 1.6 million times since then.

Who is Charlie, anyway?
Per various corners of the Spanish-speaking Internet: a child who committed suicide, the victim of a fatal car accident, or a pagan Mexican deity who now convenes with the Christian devil. The Mexican deity bit, at least, is demonstrably untrue.

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“There’s no demon called ‘Charlie’ in Mexico,” said Maria Elena Navez of BBC Mundo.

Is this as dangerous as some of the other viral teen challenges going around?
Given that no one’s setting themselves on fire, inhaling a caustic substance or deforming their lips, Charlie Charlie looks … pretty harmless.

That said, according to popular legend, Charlie haunts players who fail to say goodbye before they close out of the game. And there are, predictably, a whole lot of people who don’t love the kids-summoning-demons thing.

Why should I care? (Should I even care?!)
I mean, you should definitely care if you’re seeking supernatural answers to your life questions. (Excepting questions about love, death and money, which — per certain versions of the legend — Charlie will not answer.)

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Even if that doesn’t exactly describe you, though, Charlie makes a killer case study in virality and how things move in and out of languages and cultures online. You’ll notice, for instance, a lot of players and reporters talking about the game as if it were new, when it’s actually — and more interestingly, I think — an old game that has just recently crossed the language divide.

This is also, pretty notably, yet another example of the power of the teenage Internet. Write off their little games as silly, sure — but we never trended “Bloody Mary” or “Ouija board.”


Note: Project Originally Posted to The Washington Post dated 2015, copied to Noble Reporters Media for awareness.

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#Newsworthy

All You Need To Know About Capricorns [Dec. 22 – Jan. 20]

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Capricorns are born between December 22nd and January 20th, and belong to the Earth element of the zodiac (along with Taurus and Virgo – who they happen to be incredibly compatible with, romantically). The Earth sign crew are all practical, self reliant, stoic and ambitious. You’d want them in your corner… but maybe not at a party.

Capricorns are ruled by the planet Saturn aka, the “task master”, as are Aquarians (or they were until people decided it was actually Uranus, so, looks like Capricorns are on their own. AGAIN)

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To get an idea of the classic Capricorn personality traits and types, we need only to look to some of the most famous celeb Capricorns: Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama, Dolly Parton, Bradley Cooper, Zayn Malik and Liam Hemsworth, to name a few.

TYPICAL CAPRICORN PERSONALITY TRAITS

AMBITIOUS (read: workaholic)

Driven to do their utmost bestest, Capricorns never let themselves off the hook. They’re determined to show other people what they’re made of. And, let’s face it, a little bit obsessed with status and the trappings of success.

PERSISTENT (read: relentless)

Caps may not be the fastest, cleverest, or the most talented, but hard work beats talent every time when talent doesn’t work as hard. That’s why so many Capricorns make it – they never give up.

REALISTIC (read: pessimistic)

There are literally no flies on them as clear-eyed, perceptive, down-to-earth and worldly-wise characters. Their feet are so rooted on the ground that sometimes their gaze tips downwards, and they’ll focus on the negatives rather than the “possibles”.

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SENSITIVE (read: touchy)

Capricorns have zero tolerance when it comes to being made fun of, like, ZERO. They will hunt someone down if they feel mocked or undermined by them. It’s a sin that won’t be forgotten in their book.

PRACTICAL (read: dry)

Capricorns aren’t ones for flights of fancy or dreaming up new worlds, but instead interested in making things better in the real world. They’re always smart and intuitive about how things work, and like to get involved and just do it (rather than read/write/watch/listen to it).

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DISCIPLINED (read: uptight)

If the 12 signs were given that toddler test about eat the sweet now or wait and get two sweets… guess who’d be a winner? Right. Any Capricorn could sit there in that laboratory for years if they thought this was a battle of wills with a tangible reward. Caps can make sacrifices. They can control their urges. They are rock solid.

WHAT ARE CAPRICORNS INTO?

Munneh. It’s the most tangible way to measure their success, and success is their catnip.

Puzzles and games. Really really difficult ones – something like Escape Rooms but extra. Tasks which are absorbing and complicated (ideally “never been completed”) that they can set their methodical mind to solving… and prove to others how brill they are.

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Diy And Gardening. Capricorns LOVE being at home, and doing something useful, practical and improving around the house or garden. Pottering-with-intent…

“There is a big kid inside every Capricorn”

Reading. Not in a flippant way, oh no no, but to stockpile precious knowledge, learn how to do things, and to outdo other people by acquiring surprising super-skills!

WHO GETS ON BEST WITH CAPRICORNS?
The Earth sign crew (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo) all get on well with each other. They’re on each other’s wavelength and share similar priorities and values – to a degree, anyway. There’s a pragmatic, materialistic, hard-headedness to them. They have no interest in the ethereal or imaginative realm, it’s all money/appetite/status/reward, thank you very much.

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This Earthy vibe works romantically, professionally and on a friendship level. It’s one big, weird love-in. They can all judge, pressurise and critique each other to the ends of the earth. And the other signs just have to leave them to it, because it’s just something the Earth crew do!

The hot tip for hot sex for Capricorns is to find a Cancerian lover. This astrological combination creates sparks from the opposites attract energy around it. Capricorn is all strong and protective, and Cancer loves to be loved and cared for, illiciting sympathy and protection (which Capricorn will provide). In return, Capricorns value loyalty above all, and Cancers will deliver that in spades. There’s an old-fashioned feel to this pairing, but it endures.

Capricorn’s are the most sincere people you will ever meet. Until you make us mad that is.

— Capricorn (@CapricrnQuotes) January 15, 2019

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Capricorns will cross swords with Fire signs, because their confidence (arrogance) will rile the zodiac’s goaty grafter. Geminis will infuriate them with their fickle and nonsensical ideas and schemes.

All in all, sometimes, Capricorns actually just like to be left the hell alone. But we love them too much to do that.

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#Newsworthy

Nepotism?! Daughter of Alaafin of Oyo, Princess Adedoja, crowned “Miss Oyo 2020”

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Princess Adedoja walked away with a Toyota Camry and other amazing prizes after wining the pageant.

Princess Adedoja Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo’s 24 years old daughter has been crowned Miss Oyo, 2020.

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The daughter of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi defeated other contestants who represented the 14 Federal constituencies of the state.

The new beauty queen is a graduate of History and International Studies from the Osun State University.

After being crowned Miss Oyo state, Princess Adedoja visited the palace to get her father’s blessings.

She expressed gratitude to God for making it happen. She also thanked family and close friends for their support and encouragement.

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She also took to social media to make an appreciation post. She wrote;

“it still feels like dream to me. First, I would like to thank God for keeping me and making this a reality. Truly, the grace of God surpasses human power. I appreciate the organizers of Miss Oyo pageant for giving me a chance to participate. I also thank my family and close friends for encouraging,supporting and standing by me all the way. I do not take the love and support for granted. Truly, it’s not the quantity of friends but the quality. Thanks to all my well wishers as well, May good things fall in place for you all.
Being a queen is not just about the title, but the impacts. I pray God gives me the wisdom to make positive impacts in my community. I am open to suggestions, contributions and collaborations.
Thank you, Miss Oyo State 2020/2021.”

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This new way of buying Bitcoin with ease in 2021 will get you overwhelmed

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Somehow, all the wild Bitcoin predictions you heard earlier this year don’t seem so wild anymore.

Google searches for how to buy Bitcoin in 2021 have exploded since Bitcoin passed ? 11 million for the first time ever.

You may also be wondering whether it’s too late to buy Bitcoin as 2021 knocks on our doors. Like this video says, it’s better to look at it in terms of how valuable Bitcoin will be in the future. And it’s best to start planning for that future now.

So how exactly do you join the Bitcoin club? The easiest way to buy Bitcoin is through a cryptocurrency exchange. This is an online platform where you can deposit money in a normal currency like Naira and convert it to a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin at the current exchange.

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What to Look Out for When Buying Bitcoin

When looking for a cryptocurrency exchange to use, there are some things you should look out for.

  • First, you want a fast exchange. Because of how quickly the price of Bitcoin goes up and down, you’ll need to be able to buy and sell quickly. Always look out for an instant buy and sell option.
  • Secondly, you want an exchange that will allow you to send your Bitcoin to people and receive Bitcoin from people quickly if you need to.
  • You’ll also need an exchange with at least 1 stable coin. A stablecoin is a cryptocurrency that is tied to the price of a normal currency so that it doesn’t swing up and down wildly. For example, Tether also known as USDT is a stablecoin and it’s tied to the US Dollar. So 1 dollar is equal to 1 USDT. You need a stablecoin so that when Bitcoin is unstable and you want to wait for things to cool down, you can quickly convert to a stablecoin and back.
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Where to Buy Bitcoin in 2021

A few years ago, you had to change your money to dollars or run around Bitcoin trading groups (some of which were scams) just to buy Bitcoin. But now, you can do it from the comfort of your house because there are several cryptocurrency exchanges that allow you to buy Bitcoin with Naira.

Some exchanges have websites, mobile apps, or both and you can choose which platform to use depending on what works best for you.

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For example, exchanges like Quidax have a website, and a mobile app for iOS and Android. So you can pick what works best for you.

The most important thing is for you to find a fast, secure, and reliable exchange that will help you enjoy your Bitcoin journey.

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Why iPhones, Androids will no longer run WhatsApp from January 1, 2021

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By implication, Whatsapp said all iPhone models up to the iPhone 4 will from January 1st, 2021 begin to lose support for the messaging platform.

Some WhatsApp enthusiasts may have cause to worry as their phones may no longer run the Whatsapp app from January 1st, 2021.

Some of the affected phones include iPhones and Android smartphones.

According to the company, the move is to withdraw its support for older versions of Operating System (OS) from next year, noting that several Android and iOS phones may no longer be able to run the app going forward.

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Information released by WhatsApp said the company will only be compatible with phones running the Android 4.0.3 operating system or newer as well as iPhones running on iOS 9 and newer devices.

It listed affected mobile phones like iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 6, and the iPhone 6S.

Others in the Android category are: HTC Desire, Motorola Droid Razr, LG Optimus Black, and the Samsung Galaxy S2 will lose WhatsApp support as 2020 ends.

It, however, explained that the instant messaging platform will keep the app running for select phones with KaiOS 2.5.1 OS or newer, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.

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To check which OS in the iPhone category is running, go to the Settings menu, then to the General and Information option, Software and the users will be able to see the OS running that particular iPhone.

Similarly, for Android users, go to Settings, then About Phone to see which Android version their smartphone is running on. Meanwhile below are some of the phones that would lose WhatsApp support from January 1, 2021: Apple iPhone 1-4; Samsung Galaxy S2; HTC Desire; LG Optimus Black; Motorola Droid Razr; Any Android released before 2010. These phones will need to update to at least iOS 9 or Android OS 4.0.3: Apple iPhone 4S; iPhone 5; iPhone 5S; iPhone 6; iPhone 6S; Samsung Galaxy S3; Samsung Galaxy Note; HTC Sensation; HTC Thunderbolt; LG Lucid; Motorola Droid 4 and other newer devices. Other phones that need to be updated include Samsung Galaxy S2; HTC Desire; Motorola Droid Razr; LG Optimus Black and any Android released before 2010.

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Lil Pump banned from Airline after refusing to use face mask

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The site claims that Lil Pump refused to comply with JetBlue’s mask policy, and later said he was sneezing and coughing into a blanket without his mask.

Lil Pump has been banned from flying with a US airline after refusing to wear a face mask during a flight, according to NoRM‘s known Media.

The rapper, 20, was on a JetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles on Saturday when he reportedly “became verbally abusive” to members of the cabin crew and took off his face mask before refusing to put it back on when asked.

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JetBlue allegedly called into LAX Airport to tell them to have police on standby but Lil Pump was not arrested when the flight landed.

He’s later said to have complied and worn his mask, but when the flight landed he criticised the airline on social media.

In a now-deleted Instagram video, Lil Pump said:

Fk JetBlue. Fk everyone that’s working there! All 2020, 2021, I ain’t wearing no mask. I ain’t gotta wear no f**king mask, bitch, corona’s fake.

JetBlue’s policy requires all passengers aged two and older to wear a face-covering throughout the flight.

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A JetBlue representative according to the Mirror said that Lil Pump “became verbally abusive with crew members after being asked multiple times and refusing to comply with JetBlue’s face covering policy,” which resulted in law enforcement involvement.

The representative added:

His return reservation was cancelled and he is no longer welcome to fly on JetBlue. The safety of all customers and crew members is JetBlue’s first priority.

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One slap could have wake “Abdul-financial terrorist” Maina – By Omobolaji Waliyullah

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When I heard that that pension terrorist slumps in Court, what’s that his name again sef ? Shey na MAINA abi na Abdul-financial terrorist ?

On a lighter note, one very correct slap would have returned him to consciousness.

It isn’t coincidence that they slump or come in wheelchairs when made to appear in Courts or before some committees to come explain how they had embezzled public funds.

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Those stunts of theirs are always the results of their deceptive rehearsals.

Unfortunately, our lawyers.. too will waste no time but play along most of the times to grant them leave to go treat themselves just to have their cases prolonged, delayed and discarded at the end…

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Jimi Agbaje’s “Politics of recriminations” – By Omobolaji Waliyullah

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Beyond his oratorical prowess, uncle Jimi Agbaje appears to be appealing more to our emotions, and forgetting that some people are pretty discerning and could decipher and differentiate between “issue-based campaign and that of recriminations.

He probably would have done himself a lot of good if he could raise the bar by dwelling more on life-transforming policies and take a break from politics of recriminations and divisive tendencies that will only make him appear to some minds as lacking what it takes to bring in fresh ideas that could rapidly turn things around in Lagos State.

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Only emotions could do it in some other States but not in a highly sophisticated State like Lagos State, where captains of industries are driven by government policies and even the artisans who form the largest chunk of the voting population have come to a conclusion that the alleged Political god-father is more of a benefactor to them than a predator!

To me, the alleged god-father might be worthy of emulation, however not in all ramifications, his political brilliancy and dexterity, his vision to identify potential leaders is quite enviable and commendable, and that stands him out amongst several of his likes in Nigeria today, whose god-fatherism posture in their State is overly parasitic and without vision and the inner sight to propel and position their respective States for meaningful development.

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Sex Scandal: Nigerian embassy in Germany fires Security Officer

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The voice behind the camera accused Oni of wanton sexual encounters he had in the past in exchange for delivering his official duty.

Nigerian Embassy in Germany has sacked a senior security official after he was found guilty of sexual abuse and corruption.

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“The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has terminated with immediate effect the contract of Mr Martins Adedeji Oni, a security officer at the mission,” the embassy said in a tweet on Tuesday.

“His dismissal follows an investigation into allegations of corruption and sexual misconduct,” it added.

Oni’s dismissal comes less than a month after a video of him surfaced on the internet.

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In the footage, Oni was caught with his pants down in a hotel room after he had allegedly asked an unnamed lady to have sex with him before he could release her passport.

“Let me explain, please. Please, it is not like that,” a shocked Oni said on camera.

When asked to explain, he kept saying “please, please, please.”

“Your cup is full, Martins. Your time is up,” the voice said.

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Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Tuggar in reaction to the viral video said that the embassy has “zero-tolerance policy towards abuse of office and especially of sexual misconduct.”

Ambassador Tuggar explained that investigation into the matter would be done with urgency and due diligence.

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Just in: CNN calls out Lai Mohammed again. [Video]

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The minister for information Lai Mohammed, has said that he would sue CNN for what they have done.

The international news channel called CNN, has released strong evidence which shows what actually happened during the protest, at Lekki toll gate in Lagos state.

With the video being released, it has created tension around the country Nigeria.

NoRM has learnt that it is standing by its report, given about the Lekki toll gate incident.

They also said that Lai Mohammed did not provide any evidence, to show his words about them being “irresponsible” with their evidence which he claimed was “one-dimensional, and lacking in balance.”

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Recall with NoRM that Lai Mohammed claimed that the Nigerian army, only shot empty bullet on peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate.

CNN also said the Nigerian army, and the lagos state government hasn’t commented anything about the evidence released, because most of their reports were based on testimonies from witnesses, and photos gotten by CNN.

CNN also revealed that they examined videos gotten from people present at the time of the incident, and protesters by using time stamp, and data from the video files.


#Newsworthy…

Experts preaches community involvement as Tuberculosis death toll rise over 0.1M

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Osakwe also advocated that a certain percentage of programme budgeting be reserved to support CSOs and CBOs as this will ensure continued operation.

As this year winds down, more than 100,000 would have lost their lives to tuberculosis, according to the global TB statistic from the World Health Organization.

The statistic estimated 157,000 TB deaths for Nigeria in 2019, with about 429,000 new cases, and 302,467 undetected cases.

Experts predicted these deaths and infection could even be much higher with this year’s COVID-19 lockdown and fear reducing hospital attendance, hence the need for urgent intervention.

The experts made the call at virtual Civil Society Accountability Forum 2020 TB pre-conference in collaboration with Stop TB Partnership Nigeria themed; ‘Integrating Community Systems Strengthening for effective HIV, TB, Malaria and COVID-19 Response in Nigeria’.

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According to the chairman of the board of Stop TB Nigeria, Dr. Ayodele Awe, about 75 per cent of these undetected TB cases are found at in communities. Hence, need to integrate a community-based approach to find the missing/undetected TB cases in Nigeria.

“Integrating community system strengthening for effectively controlling HIV, TB, malaria and COVID-19 response is very important,” he said.

“For us in TB, community level is the operational level for TB. It is at this level that we were told In a previous survey carried out in 2012 on TB, that 75 per cent of the TB cases that we are not detecting are in the community and we don’t know them.

“We need to increase our collaborative activities to ensure that we are able to detect cases.

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“We are happy that some key civil society organisations are already working at the community level, but we are hoping that there will be a more integrated civil society organisations because we are still not doing well in TB detection at the community level, particularly because of COVID-19 pandemic,” Dr. Ayodele, said.

“TB is a major public health problem in many parts of the world, one third of people estimated to have it in Nigeria are either not reached for diagnosis and treatment by the current health systems,” said Chijioke Osakwe , national community TB Taskforce.

“For those patients who are identified, TB is often diagnosed and treated late,” he added.

According to Osakwe, the role of communities and community based organisations cannot be overempahsised especially in finding missing TB cases and treatment.

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“Lockdown and fear of COVID-19 reduced hospital attendance by almost 50 percent. Some facilities closed down as a result of infection of health workers with COVID-19, while diagnostic efforts reduced significantly.

“It is advisable for a wider range of stakeholders already involved in community-based activities to be engaged in order to reach the unreached and to find TB patients early in the course of their ailment,” he said.

However, ending the TB epidemic by 2030 is among the health targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nigeria ranks first in Africa with the highest number of TB , according to the Global Report of 2019.

Nigeria is still missing 302,467 TB cases out of over 409,000 cases expected to be identified, which implies a large potential for continuous transmission of the disease in the country.

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“Community Based Organisations (CBOs) should be engaged in the local government areas to implement and find missing TB cases and there is therefore the need to strengthen the integration and functioning of community steering committees in the various programs, create enabling environments and advocacy, form community networks, linkages, partnerships and coordination, and improve resources and capacity building,” said Osakwe.

In other to change the approach in tackling the prevalence of TB, Bethrand Odume , executive director of KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria said Nigeria need to begin to work with the partners that are already rooted within the community.

According to Odume; “COVID-19 actually made us rethink our strategy and now we are focusing more on community-based interventions because due to the outbreak, all the parameters for TB interventions decreased to an average of 60 percent across the entire TB cascade.

“I think that we really need to partner with the CSOs that are already rooted since we started moving into the communities.”

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“Various programmes need to be integrated to implement uniform activities in the communities instead of working in silos. CBOs/CSOs are better suited for CSS because they present in the community and interact with community members. They react quickly to community needs and issues and provide direct services to communities and advocate for improved programming and policy environments,” Osakwe added.

On some of the roles and benefits of community involvement in TB projects, Osakwe said that the community played a role in collecting samples from patients and in giving drugs, noting that they can also ensure adherence and help in ensuring initiation of treatment.

“Health interventions by communities are cost effective. Many of the community members have passion for the project and they know the people. They have greater acceptability.’’

He also emphasised on the need to be involved in design and implementation but most important, there must be an agreement with CBOs on what they can actually do in the communities.

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Emperor Ubochioma, Programme Management Team, NTBLCP/Global Fund, said that CSS was based on community interventions that are critically looking into issues, stating that integrating services with other areas and entities working on malaria, HIV and even those currently working on COVID-19 are essential for us to implement.

According to Ubochioma, if we want to look at health outcomes, we must look at the approach where the communities are involved in issues of designing the programmes, delivering them and also participate in monitoring and evaluating those services and activities.

“It becomes very vital that every person in the community should be engaged. It is imperative that during our planning and strategic process, all entities and all those involved at all levels should participate to ensure that things are carried out appropriately.”


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Gist+: Girl who gets 9 A’s in WAEC meets with Gov Lalong, secure scholarship

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The Plateau State Coordinator on SDGs, Mr. Sam Damla, led the family of Ulan to the government house situated in little Rayfield to meet with the governor.

Sylvia Ulan Andrew has again proven herself to be worthy of excellence as she smashes this year’s WASSCE in flying colors.

After the release of the results of the West African Examination Council exams, Sylvia Ulan, a Plateau State indigene and student of Premier Academy, Lugbe Abuja, got all nine As in her result.

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Raised by a single parent, Sylvia’s father died even before she was born and therefore she was raised single-handedly by her mother.

During her Primary education, she passed the National Common Entrance exam with ace and this got her a scholarship from Shell Petroleum Development Company.

Six years after her studies in Premier Academy, Abuja, she has yet again achieved an academic excellence of a higher order as she made all As in her WAEC result.

Amazingly, she has been offered another scholarship. The scholarship came from her state governor the executive governor of Plateau State, Barr. Simon Bako Lalong. Sylvia Ulan will now have the opportunity to study her dream course, Chemical Engineering.

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Governor Simon Bako Lalong was pleased and happy to receive her. He stated that he wasn’t surprise because there lies abundant talents like hers in Plateau State. The governor however was proud of her and congratulated her for the feat and praised her mother for raising her.

Sylvia Ulan Andrew who hails from Bokkos Local Government Area of the State was overwhelmed with joy and thanked the governor and his wife for their warm reception. She promised not to disappoint him and the people of Plateau State as this is a privilege and dream come true for her.


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Economist debate price war against imported rice

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The economic expert said the high cost of rice in some parts of Nigeria was not caused by any government but as a result of lack of honesty, greed and inordinate ambition of some Nigerians.

An economist, Prof. AbdulGafar ljaya, has called for a price war against imported rice.

Ijaya, who teaches economics at the University of llorin, made the call on Monday in llorin in an interview with the Noble Reporters Media

He said the price war would crash the price at which smuggled rice is being sold in Nigeria,

The don, who was reacting to the more than N30,000 which a bag of rice is sold in llorin and some other parts of the country, noted that with a price war the price of the rice would drop and affordable.

“There must be a price war to crash the price of imported rice being smuggled into our country so that the downtrodden can afford it,” ljaya said.

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He noted that the Federal government had spent so much to improve the local production of rice which, he said, was being ridiculed by some unpatriotic Nigerians.

“Some traders will travel to the northern part of the country to buy rice at cheap price only to re-bag it in bags with foreign names and later sell them at triple the price,’’ he said.

Ijaya called for attitudinal change, discipline, patriotism, honesty to allow the price war against imported, smuggled rice to succeed.

He advised Nigerians to always patronise “Made-in-Nigeria’’ goods to enhance the nation’s economic growth and development.


#Newsworthy…

US Election: Donald Trump must accept defeat now – TB Joshua spills

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Trump was soundly defeated by President-elect, Joe Biden, but he has refused to accept the outcome of the poll, alleging that the poll was rigged in favour of Biden.

Founder, Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Prophet TB Joshua has said President Donald Trump should accept his defeat at the US election.

But Joshua, in one of his sermons, said elections in any democratic country should never be about one person as the country is bigger than any single individual.

Though he did not mention the name of Trump, the SCOAN founder was ostensibly referring to Trump who feels he is bigger than the US and has refused to accept the reality that he was soundly defeated at the poll by Biden.

According to Joshua, on his twitter handle, whatever happened, losers of elections must accept the outcome and then look to the future.

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In his words: “Politics, campaigns and elections in any democratic country in the world are never about one person; it is about the country we care for and love.

“Whatever happens, we must accept the outcome and then look to the future – to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Don’t forget – democracy is all about accommodation.

“All democrats must value the process of democracy more than the product.”

Joshua had earlier predicted the outcome of the US poll, which seems to favour Biden, because he said he had something else to say, but after a new US president has been inaugurated.


#Newsworthy…

Chloroquine: Doctor set to face charges over this..

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On Thursday, the Order confirmed it had given the go-ahead for a disciplinary hearing after reviewing the complaints against Raoult. A hearing will likely only take place next year.

A controversial French professor who touts the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment — without evidence, scientists say — will appear before a disciplinary panel charged with ethics breaches, an order of doctors said Thursday.

Marseille-based Didier Raoult stands accused by his peers of spreading false information about the benefits of the drug.

His promotion of hydroxychloroquine was taken up by US and Brazilian presidents Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro, who trumpeted its unproven benefits in a way critics say put people’s lives at risk.

No clinical trials have yet found in favour of using hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19, and critics say that due to potentially serious side effects, treating coronavirus patients with hydroxychloroquine is worse than no treatment at all.

In June, the British-led Recovery trial team said that hydroxychloroquine does nothing to reduce coronavirus mortality.

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A group representing 500 specialists of France’s Infectious Diseases Society (SPILF) filed a complaint with the national Order of Doctors of the Bouche-du-Rhone department, which includes Marseille, in July.

They accused Raoult of breaking nine rules of the doctors’ code of ethics.

Other doctors and patients have also lodged complaints.

Raoult’s lawyer Fabrice Di Vizio confirmed they had received notice of the decision, but insisted his client would be cleared.

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If found guilty, Raoult could be fined, merely warned, or barred from practising.

Raoult, who heads the infectious diseases department of La Timone hospital in Marseille, said in March that his study of 80 patients showed “favourable” outcomes in four out of five treated with hydroxychloroquine.

But his peers insist there is no scientific evidence to back up the claim.

French President Emmanuel Macron visited the colourful scientist with shoulder-length blond hair and a grey beard on April 9 at the height of the pandemic, when the French were observing strict stay-at-home rules.


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Tenure extension: Buhari, Osinbajo protest in Abuja

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Speaking with newsmen, the group’s National Coordinator Usman Ibrahim cautioned party members against threatening the committee over planned tenure extension.

Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, stormed the national secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, to demand the extension of the tenure of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee.

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Under the platform of Buhari/Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group, the group took the solidarity walk to the secretariat bearing placards with various inscriptions in support of the Caretaker Committee.

The committee was inaugurated in June, 2020, and saddled with the responsibility of administering the party’s affairs and to organise a national convention within six months following the dissolution of the Adams Oshiomhole led National Working Committee (NWC).

APC Director of Administration, Suleiman Abubakar, who received the group on behalf of the party, promised that the Caretaker Committee would not disappoint the party assuring that it will prepare the party for victory ahead of the 2023 general elections


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Nigerians attack FFK after calling Biden’s vice-elect, Kamala Devil’s incarnate

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FFK who is a diehard supporter of Donald Trump has never hidden his dislike for US President-elect, Joe Biden and Kamala.

Nigerians are currently reacting to a tweet posted by former Nigerian Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, in which he described US Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris, as ‘Jezebel’.

In the Tweet posted this afternoon, FFK wrote

”I know Jezebel when I see her. Look into Kamalla’s eyes. Kaballa + Kundalini= Kamalla. Biden is a puppet and a smokescreen. A Biden presidency is a Kamalla Presidency. A Kamalla Presidency is satan’s Presidency. May God deliver.”

Nigerians react to FFK referring to US president-elect Kamala Harris as

Nigerians on Twitter are now reacting to his tweet. Many called him out for referring to someone’s wife and mother as a ”Jezebel” just because they differ in political views. See the reactions below


#Newsworthy…

Oil scarcity looms as workers embark on strike

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The letter to the effect dated November 8, 2020 was signed by the General Secretary, Lumumba Okugbawa.

Scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), aka petrol may hit Nigeria soon.

On Monday, oil workers commenced a nationwide strike.

The order was given by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN.

The memo copied all zones and states in the country.

The industrial action followed the disagreement between the oil workers and the government over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).


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Nigerian Police cries after Gov’t refuses to pay six months salary.

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The policemen, said some of them have been reporting at their respective duty posts without pay since April.

The newly recruited constables into the Nigeria Police Force have cried out over unpaid six months salaries.

According to Media known to Noble Reporters Media, the new recruits who passed out of police colleges in April, are yet to be paid salaries since they joined the force.

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After going to the Force Headquarters in Abuja for IPPS documentation in September, police recruits said they expected to be paid in October.

However, they were ignored while other police officers were paid their salaries on Monday.

“We are hungry. We have been working since April without any salary. Our commanders won’t stop posting us out for duties, despite the fact that we are not paid.

“Many of us till depend on our parents and relatives to feed ourselves. It’s been very tough. Many of us have borrowed money from people while also owing food vendors around our areas. Most times we wait by the roadside to get free ride, when we don’t have money for transport fare. This is not how officers of the law should be treated.

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Don’t forget that one of us was killed by armed robbers in Kogi on June 4. That’s the risk in this job, yet our welfare is not important to the authorities. How can anybody work for six months without being paid?

“If this had happened in the civil service, you would have seen them on the street with placards. But, we are voiceless. We dare not talk about it outside. We should be suffering and smiling. It doesn’t happen like that in other agencies,” some of the policemen told NRM‘s known Media

The police constables appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to come to their rescue and save them from being dependent on their families.


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