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The National Assembly Should Try To Conduct Electronic Voting For Proper Monitoring Of Bills – Prof. Jega advised.

Professor Attahiru Jega, the former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday, October 4th advised the 9th Assembly to adopt electronic voting for effective monitoring of bills and motions.

Jega advised on the presentation of the Scorecard of the 8th National Assembly sponsored by YIAGA Africa Centre for Legislative Engagement in Abuja. He said that the advice followed a study of the performance of the 8thassembly by a team of researchers who observed among other things that the technology used by the National Assembly had been there for 30 years.

“The National Assembly should adopt electronic voting on bills and motions; voting records should be available to members of the public on all National Assembly online and offline channels.

The National Assembly needs to maintain an updated open and accessible Bills Progression Chart to enable legislators, legislative aides and other stakeholders track or monitor the progress of bills passage.

“The National Assembly should maintain an accessible database of assented and gazetted legislation passed by the legislature. Our research also showed that the 8th assembly did more than any previous assembly in terms of introducing about 2,166 bills out of which 515 were passed and 21 were alteration bills,’’ he explained.
Jega said that the work was commendable but not enough to produce bills, adding that there was a need to also pay attention to the quality of bills as many of them were not accented to. He said that the research showed that there was room for improvement concerning the quality of the bills produced.

“There is a need to pay attention to the quality of bills that are introduced so we strongly recommended an establishment of a mechanism for pre-legislative scrutiny so that bills can be scrutinised. Then a situation where a bill can go to the president and be returned for inconsistencies or editorial work and so on will not even arise”.
Jega urged the Assembly to consider creating a Legislative Standards Committee, to oversee the pre-legislative scrutiny process and also establish a monitoring mechanism to monitor implementation of bills in MDAs. He also advised it to entrench Pre-Legislative Scrutiny as a norm for all proposed legislation whether executive or private member bills.

The former INEC chairman said with this, legislative proposals would be enriched as a result of consultations with practitioners, experts, and all other stakeholders. He said that to improve the quality of legislative oversight, the assembly should establish a minimum benchmark or targets for committees to catalyse activism and guide their performance level.


I won’t stop my son from attending a public school despite the kidnap case. Nasir el rufai announced.

Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State who made headlines days ago after he enrolled his child in a public school, has stated that his ward will remain at the school even with the kidnapping threat that preceeded the abduction of six students and two teachers of Engrave College in Kakau Daji area of the State on Wednesday October 2.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the Kaduna state Governor said his child should not be safer or more protected than any other child in the state as he took an oath of office to protect everyone.

“My child should not be safer or more protected than any other child in Kaduna State. I took an oath of office to protect everyone and my child is just only one of the two million children we have in Kaduna state primary schools and I have no intention of reviewing that.

“For me taking my child to a government school was not only a commitment I made but a clear expression that I have enough confidence in the quality of our public schools for my child to attend.

“We have already given directives that all the staff of our Ministry of Education who are in charge of managing our education system must have their own children in government schools,’’El-Rufai said.


El rufai – The Gunmen Behind The Kidnap Of Kaduna State College Are Demanding Worth Property Selling Ransome.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai says the gunmen who kidnapped six female students and two staff members from their hostels at the Engravers College in Kaduna state yesterday October 3rd, have made a ransom demand.

Briefing newsmen on efforts being made to rescue the abducted students, the governor who spoke to journalists in Abuja today, said the suspects have made contacts with parents of the abducted students demanding ransom for the release of their wards.

“They have made a demand for money and that is being negotiated,” the governor said

A mother of one of the kidnapped pupils says her daughter called her earlier today with a strange number, weeping and pleading for her to do all within her power to rescue her.

“My daughter called me early Friday morning on a phone number I didn’t know. She was crying and sounded frightened.” the distraught mother told AFP in an interview

The state police command says it is working to ensure the safe return of the pupils.


Oba Oluwambe Ojagbohunmi of Ondo released unconditionally after nine months in prison

The traditional ruler of Ayetoro in Ilaje Local Government of Ondo State, the Ogeleyinbo of Ayetoro, Oba Oluwambe Ojagbohunmi (JP), who had been incarcerated in Olokuta Medium Prison, Akure, the Ondo state capital, has been released after nine months.

The State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday, October 3rd ordered the unconditional release of the monarch and the Baba Ijo as well as the Public Relations Officer of the community, Lawrence Lemamu and Victor Akinluwa respectively.

They were said to have been moved to Akure by the police and remanded in prison over a kingship tussle the embattled monarch and Micah Ajijo in Ayetoro, a community in Ilaje Local Government area. Two socio-cultural groups from the community, the Supreme Council of Elders and Ayetoro Youth Congress (AYC), on Thursday appreciated the governor for his intervention in the matter.

Addressing newsmen on behalf of the Council and the community, Rev. Apostle Joshua Bankole, said: “We also seize this medium to tell Mr Governor that, Ayetoro, being the most populous community in Ilaje area, our people would always be in your support in all your political dealings and we want you to continue the good works you have been doing in Ondo State since assumption of office.”
He also commended the governor for his efforts to checking sea incursions in the community, calling on the governor to do more to save the community from sea surge.


Shittes ignores, resume protest in Abuja.

Despite the proscription of their activities in Nigeria, members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria otherwise known as Shi’ites, staged a peaceful protest in Utako, Abuja on Friday October 4th.

The protesting Shi’ites are demanding the unconditional release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky as well as his wife Zeenat. El-Zakzaky has been in detention since December 2015 after members of his sect clashed with men of the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna state.

In July, the activities of the sect was proscribed following a deadly clash between them and the Police. The clash resulted in the death of a Corps member serving with Channels TV, Precious Owolabi, as well as a Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, FCT Command, DCP Usman A.K Umar.


Hundreds of Nigerians’ accounts deleted from Facebook and Instagram. (See reasons).

Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts, pages, and groups from its social network platforms that the company says were involved in coordinated inauthentic behaviour.The tech giant said it removed a total of 443 Facebook and 125 Instagram accounts, as well as 200 pages and 76 groups originating in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Nigeria, and Indonesia. Facebook said one of the operations was sharing local news in targeted countries and promoting content about UAE as well as criticism of Qatar, Turkey, and Iran. A smaller operation was involved in “domestic-focused coordinated inauthentic behaviour in Indonesia,” with fake accounts sharing content in support of the independence movement in West Papua province, while others posted criticism of it.A third operation, originating in Egypt, focused on Somalia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Tunisia, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, and Qatar, the social media company said. Facebook said of the fake accounts, “(They) typically posted about domestic news and political topics including content in support of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. The fake account also made criticism of Qatar, Iran, and Turkey; and Yemen’s southern separatist movement.”Over seven million accounts followed one or more of the pages and some 3,000 accounts joined at least one of the groups. Around 193,000 people followed one or more of the Instagram accounts.Newsworthy3.news.blog

Mark of Westlife and Gay partner Cailean Welcomes Bouncing Baby Girl.

Westlife’s Mark Feehily is way over the moon after he welcomed a baby girl with his fiance, Cailean O’Neill.

Announcing their baby’s arrival on Instagram, the singer said their baby who has been christened Layla was born on October 1.

He also shared a photo with his fiance in which they were spotted wheeling their baby down a hospital corridor with the caption “we’re the happiest dads in the world!”

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Africa Oldest Tortoise ‘Alaagba’ In Ibadan Oyo, Died At The Age 344.

The 344-year-old tortoise popularly known as Alagba, in the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso, has died.

The tortoise which was the oldest in Africa, was sick for a few days before her demise on Thursday.

The tortoise became a popular breed upon ascension of the throne of the current Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi with the monarch providing good shelter and health support for the tortoise during its sojourn on earth.

Confirming the incident to the Nigerian Tribune, the Private Secretary to Oba Oyewumi, Toyin Ajamu, stressed that the tortoise, which attracted people from all walks of life from Nigeria and abroad, will be greatly missed not only by the palace household but everyone who came in contact with Alagba during her lifetime.

“Alagba had lived in the palace for centuries. The tortoise played host to many monarchs in Ogbomoso in the past. Alagba became popular because Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, Soun of ogbomosoland, used his personal resources to cater for her well being,” he said.

“The tortoise had two staff members of the palace, dedicated to her. They provide food, health support and other logistics, so as to make sure she gets the best treatment. Often times, Kabiyesi shared great moments with Alagba. On a daily basis, Alagba, had tourists visiting her from different part of the world. The palace household, Ogbomoso community and stakeholders in the tourism sector are mourning Alagba’s passing. “ he added.

The palace secretary explained that plans were underway to preserve Alagba’s body for historical records.


9ja 59′ The Platform Advocates Change In Government policies. (Details)

The convener of The Platform, Nigeria, Pastor Poju Oyemade has said that Nigeria’s problems are rooted in societal indifference and personal callousness caused by the imperfections of men, and in solving this problem, there is a need for a change in government policies, implementations and individuals’ approach to the national issues and concerns.

He said this during his opening speech at The Platform 2019, themed ‘Re-designing the Nigerian economy with new ideas.’ held on Independence Day at the Covenant Place.

According to him “our dream for a better Nigeria requires nourishment from institutional knowledge gathered over the years. Which is why we host this program, and we invited people who can inject information that will make the country achieve the dream of a better Nigeria. Which is why we have some of the best economic minds in Nigeria at this conference who also have experience in governance.”

“There is need for a change in Government policies and in the hearts and minds of people. This is where faith can be used to appeal to transformation of the conscience of men. Faith can play a huge role in transforming Nigeria as a nation, and that is why we have invested so much in The Platform to ensure it is done twice a year,” he added.

Speaking at the event, the former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, opined that a better Nigeria is that which is powered by the country’s greatest asset—human capital plus technology and not one dependent on oil.

In his words, “Nigeria urgently needs a new Fiscal Responsibility Act to constrain irresponsible fiscal behaviour and provide incentives to create wealth. A new fiscal regime should ensure that never again shall we need a wholesale bailout of state governments.”

Explaining that “fiscal transfers should be based on performance as well as in the form of matching grants scheme (thereby replacing unconditional transfers with conditional transfers). Also, fiscal responsibility law could constrain governments at all levels to meet their recurrent expenditures out of their internally generated revenues while revenue from natural resources are deployed only for physical and human capital development.”

Soludo urged the citizens not to be discouraged, saying, “Of course Nigeria has a long list of problems, but adversity comes with opportunities. With a will to overcome, the problems should not stop us. Nor should a few thousands of miscreants – kidnappers, terrorists, internet scammers, bandits, drug barons, robbers, and treasury looters – define us. As we build the foundation for the next Nigeria, we must seize the narrative and sing a new song to rebrand Nigeria. As we bemoan the rising poverty and unemployment, we still remind ourselves that ours is still the largest economy in Africa and Nigeria as home to the most populous black nation on earth.

Also speaking at the event is the CEO Financial Derivatives Limited, Bismarck Rewane, who said “What our economy needs is a mental discipline to learn from the mistakes of the past. Our vulnerability has increased because we have not learned from the mistakes of our past and that of other countries.”

He noted that things outside the country’s control are more than things within its control. “When the institutions of conflict resolution are broken, the alternative to what you have is anarchy. The social contract between the rulers and the ruled is very important as it’s so cheap to just talk than to act.

Recall that Rewane and Soludo are members of the eight-man Presidential Economic Advisory Council (EAC)

Meanwhile, the Governor of Lagos State during an interactive session at the event revealed that he is aware of the need to fix basic infrastructures and tackle the challenges in the health and education sectors, stating that he is determined to improve on the situation to cater for the growing populace.

Other speakers at The Platform 2019 include the Former Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Peter Gregory Obi; Leading expert on Strategy, Globalization and Emerging Markets, Dr. Anil Gupta and others.


(See tweets) Who Else noticed how joyous Buhari feels when going out of the country? – Oby Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education is currently tackling President Buhari on Twitter.

Making parrticular reference to the Chibok girls who are still in Boko Haram captivity, Ezekwesili said President Buhari has substituted Good Governance with ceremonial proceedings of government which is to receive visitors and travel abroad.


Senate billed to impose tax on GSM and cable. (Details)

The Bill for an Act to establish the Communication Service Tax which is sponsored by a former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume passed its first reading at the Senate on Wednesday October 2.

The Borno Senator argued that the proposed tax which will be replacing the 2.2 per cent increase in the Value Added Tax being planned by the Federal Government, was better as an increased VAT will lead to an increase in price of goods and services.

He added that the communication service tax which charges nine per cent on calls and data will ensure the distribution of wealth in such a way that it won’t affect the ordinary people.

The bill reads in part, “There shall be imposed, charged payable and collected a monthly Communication Service Tax to be levied on charges payable by a user of an electronic communication service other than private electronic communication services.

“The tax shall be levied on electronic communication services supplied by service providers.

“For the purpose of this clause, the supply of any form of recharges shall be considered as a charge for usage of electronic communication service.

“The tax shall be levied on such electronic communication services like voice calls, SMS, MMS, data usage – both from telecommunication services providers and internet service – as well as pay per view TV stations.

“The tax shall be paid together with the electronic communication service charge payable to the service provider by the consumer of the service.”


Witness tells court over missing N35 Million from Jamb that officials tried to bribe auditor, Case adjourned till January 21, 2020.

Samuel Saleh Umoru, chief accounting officer of the Makurdi Zonal Office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB and Mrs Philomina Chieshe, a clerical officer in the same office, conspired to stop the board’s auditor, Mallam Ibrahim Oba, from carrying out a financial audit of the zonal office with a bribe of N50,000.

This was revealed by the first prosecution witness, Patrick Obilo who is also an auditor with the Board, as he appeared before Justice Peter Affen of the FCT High Court, Maitama, Abuja on Monday, September 30, 2019.

Umoru and Chieshe are first and second defendants in a charge brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over the disappearance of JAMB’s N35,000,000 in its Makurdi Zonal Office, where both work.

During Obilo’s cross-examination by prosecution counsel, Ekele Iheanacho, he disclosed that Oba was sent to the Makurdi Office of JAMB in 2016 for a routine examination of the account books and consignment notes, which show quantities of items supplied such as e-facility cards-used to check and print results, change of course card, scratch cards, question and answer cards, receipts or tellers.

He revealed that during this procedure Chieshe visited Oba’s hotel room with an envelope containing a sum of N50,000 as “gift” from her boss, Umoru, and urged him to return to Abuja. The auditor according to Obilo, sensed danger and returned to Abuja and reported the situation to the head of JAMB’s Audit Unit, James Ochijele, who ordered that the N50,000 “gift” be paid into the Board’s account.

Ochijele had to replace Oba with the witness (Obilo) for the same assignment in the Makurdi office. While examining the books of accounts in the Makurdi Office, Obilo said he discovered a shortfall in the proceeds from the sales of e-facility cards and change of course forms to the tune of N35,480,000, which were not remitted to the Board’s account.

Asked for explanation, Chieshe began to cry as she gave all manners of justifications for the disappearance of the money, including a tale that a mystery snake had been swallowing the money in Umoru’s office, even as it was kept in a safe.

In another incredible story, she claimed that a mermaid appeared to her in her bedroom to attack her at various times and that her house maid is a witch. Real trouble started for Umoru and Chieshe with the coming on board of Professor Ishaq Oloyede as JAMB’s registrar, who set up a reconciliation committee to look into the accounts of all the state offices. This committee unearthed monumental stealing.

With no objections from counsel to the defendants, the prosecution tendered the report of the reconciliation committee and its summary, which Justice Affen admitted in evidence.

Under cross-examination by Mark Fees, counsel to Chieshe, Obilo said each of the e-facility cards, change of course forms and other cards are sold at N1000 per unit, disclosing that Umoru was the coordinator of the sales at that time in his capacity as the chief accounting officer of the Board’s Makurdi Office and had the record of every cards that were delivered to the office and the proceeds realised from the sales.

Responding to Chieshe’s claim that she made some payments into the Board’s account but has lost the tellers, the witness revealed that the bank statements which were traced for confirmation of the said payments did not establish any of such payments as claimed by the second defendant . The trial judge adjourned the matter till January 21, 2020, for continuation trial.


BoF recognizes Betty Irabor, Celine Dion & Meghan Markle among 500 people shaping the fashion industry. (Update).

Nigeria’s media mogul, Betty Irabor has received another international recognition as The Business of Fashion (BoF) has named her as one of the BoF 500 – one of the 500 people shaping the fashion industry.

According to The Business of Fashion, the BoF 500 is “the definitive professional index of the people shaping the $2.4 trillion fashion industry, hand selected by the editors of The Business of Fashion, based on hundreds of nominations received from current BoF 500 members, extensive data analysis and research.”

Ms. Irabor who founded the Genevieve Magazine, was named in the BoF 500 class of 2019 alongside names like Meghan Markle, Celine Dion, François-Henri Pinault, and more.

Reacting to the recognition, Ms. Irabor, who was also celebrating her 36th wedding anniversary on the same day, said:

Thank you @bof for recognising me as one of the 500 shaping the fashion industry 2019 along side other 8 African fashion Greats and my two favourites; Meghan Markle and Celine Dion.
It’s great news coming on my 36th wedding anniversary today.
I dedicate this to THE G TEAM since 2003.


9ja 59′: It’s not too late to be great – Miss Nigeria.

Chidinma Leilani Aaron, the 42nd Miss Nigeria has said its not to late for ‘us’ to be great as the country celebrates its 59th Independence anniversary today, October 1st 2019.

According to her, ‘Dear Nigerians, I wish to use this medium to wish every one of us a happy Independence Day. Indeed, it is a new dawn; a new month. Let us move forward into this new year with a renewed sense of commitment and involvement in nation building’.

‘We the Nigerian youths, especially, need to be more deliberate and strategic in involving ourselves in organized efforts aimed at improving the state of our nation.

Nigeria needs to see and feel our positive impact in area such as politics, commerce, technology and more. Not just as consumers but, essentially, as headliners; change makers proffering solutions and actively working towards improving the state of the country as we see it now.

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Buhari is a liar! Reno omokri attacks buhari’s independence speech

We need to reduce the crowd clamoring around entertainment; parading with certificates in file jackets along our streets; staring into the computers, telling long tales to unsuspecting foreigners; heading to social media to click the day away and let’s not forget the dreaded group that waits four years to aid in the disruption of election.

This season should see the end of the “lazy Nigerian youth”. Nigeria and her youth, look! Many of us (youths) are walking the talk already. You can find us in the construction sector, Sujimoto; the fashion sector, Ode luxury – Research! Education, oil and gas, technology, skincare, L’avyanna. Go see for yourself. It’s time to pick up relevant books and study. “The Richest Man in Babylon”; that should interest you. “The Secret”, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. I can’t overemphasize the need to develop a healthy reading culture.

The pursuit of personal development should make the top spot on our list of needs. It is not to late for us to know ourselves.To do this, we need to be closer to our God as individuals for then we will see the light. We need to be more spiritual than religious. For then we will walk in love and be friendly and more tolerant towards our neighbor(s) and for some of us, even towards our “family”. We ideally do not need to tolerate each other, we should love each other.

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9ja 59′ Buhari, Senate and others celebrate Nigeria @ 59 in Aso rock

We need to decide today to seek deliberate change. First, for ourselves and then maybe next year, for our country. No greet thing just starts out great. They start small first. There is a natural process. The tree has to start from the seed. You are the seed; we are the seed. Sustainable change starts with you and I.

Will you join me? We are the giant of Africa. This is true. Many of us just can not see it. We need light ( theoretically and literally. Lol); we need all the light we can get. We need your unique gifts to come to light. No. Not the one you are only doing for the money.

Nigeria needs you to believe in yourself. Do you still know who you are? You are the giant of Africa. You’re a Nigerian. Believe it. It’s true. Nigeria needs you to know this. Meditate on this. I’ll drop my “golden pen” here, else this will turn into a book.

Happy Independence Day Nigerians, the Giants of Africa.


OPWA: Ogun State Government Begins Rehabilitation of Road.

Ogun State Government has begun the rehabilitation of over 30 kilometres of intra-city roads across the state through its Public Works Agency (OPWA).

Leading a government delegation on an inspection tour of the projects, the Consultant to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Ade Akinsanya, said that besides the road construction and rehabilitation, the state government had also begun the re-designing and proper channelisation of drainages in different parts of the state.

He said that the works were being done with a view to checking flooding being experienced by residents and road users in the state.

Akinsanya listed some of the roads currently undergoing rehabilitation to include: Bright Fashion junction, Surulere-Baruwa/Eleja road, Hospital-Ajegunle in Sagamu axis, saying full construction had also commenced at Molipa-Fusigboye, Asafa-Oke, Asafa-Isale roads in Ogun East Senatorial District, Fajol-Ajegunle road in Obantoko, Elite road-Oke Lantoro- Isale Ake, as well as Vespa-Olose Titun, Ikorita Meje in Ifo area, in Ogun Central.

He added that Osi-Ikola-Navy and Ray-power road at Ota, Ogun West Senatorial District were also being reconstructed and assured that all ongoing projects embarked upon by the agency and the ones inherited from the previous administration would be completed in due course.


Video: Opera mini becomes the first browser to introduce an offline share file.

People can now send and receive files without the need for dedicated file sharing apps.

The popular Opera Mini browser is now the first major browser with offline file sharing. Hundreds of millions of Opera Mini users can now transfer images, videos and audio files between nearby devices at super high speeds, without being limited by slow mobile networks or using their mobile data. With the new, fast and secure offline file sharing feature in Opera Mini, there is no longer any need to download a dedicated file sharing app.

The native file sharing feature in Opera Mini can transfer files at Wi-Fi speed which is up to 200 times faster than Bluetooth.

“Opera Mini is the mobile browser of choice for more than a hundred million people, ” said
Krystian Kolondra,, Head of Browsers at Opera. “With the new offline file sharing feature,
Opera Mini users can now choose to share files at high speeds with people in their proximity,
without worrying about low speeds or expensive mobile data”.

How offline file sharing works

Offline file sharing and its accelerated file transfer speed are made possible through a direct
Wi-Fi connection which Opera Mini establishes seamlessly with nearby devices. This means
that Opera Mini creates a temporary private network which provides a fast and secure transfer of files between devices.

To start sending or receiving files, go to File Sharing in the menu and choose Send or
Recieve. Opera Mini will display a QR code for the nearby device to scan, connecting the
devices. Once a file is successfully transferred, the sender will be notified and the receiver will be able to access the file in the Received tab shown in Opera Mini.

Downloads ready to be shared

Opera Mini features a unique download manager located in the browser menu. The download manager helps users identify their downloads from various websites, and accelerates the download speed. The new offline file sharing feature provides Opera Mini users with a unique
combination of faster browsing, faster downloads and faster sharing.

Opera Mini – The world leader in data savings

With its small size, unique features and data saving capabilities, Opera Mini is the popular browser of choice for more than one hundred million people. It’s data compression is capable of reducing the amount of data used when browsing to as little as 10% of its original amount. This means faster browsing when on slow networks and less data consumed than with any other browser.

The latest data compression test presented by Opera, in the State of Mobile Web 2019 ,
revealed that the extreme mode of the data compression technology in Opera Mini is capable of saving up to 90% of mobile data. These results mean that people are able to browse up to nine times longer on the same data package with Opera Mini compared to other browsers with no data compression.

“Opera Mini is specially crafted for markets with limited network conditions and has industry
leading data saving capabilities. We are proud that it is the first browser to use offline file
sharing, expanding the way people interact with the Opera Mini browser, ” said Kolondra.

The new file sharing feature in Opera Mini is a great complement to the already popular data
compression mode in the browser. People who need to share files are now able to save even
more by sharing them offline without any data costs. This means they spend even less of their data package and are able to save more money.

Opera keeps improving your online experience

With the new offline file sharing feature, Opera is continuing to improve your experience on the web by adding new creative features to its mobile browsers. The Opera Mini browser today comes with features like ad-blocker, night-mode and an intelligent news reader, all of which is provided in a small download of less than 10mb. Through new features, Opera Mini provides people with faster and safer navigation on the web, major data savings, and access to both online and offline content. The addition of offline file sharing to Opera Mini is part of Opera’s strategy to create tailored mobile products that adapt to the real needs of people across different markets.

About Opera
Opera is a global web innovator. Opera’s browsers, news products and fintech solutions are the trusted choice of more than 350 million people worldwide. Opera is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange (OPRA).


59′ We need to check where we got it wrong and amend. Marina Boss, Don Jazzy Said.

As Nigeria’s prepares to celebrate its 59th Independence, legendary music producer, Don Jazzy has shared his thoughts on the state of the nation.

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Taking to his verified Twitter account, Don Jazzy wrote, ‘as we celebrate Nigeria’s 59th Independence day tomorrow, we all need to reflect on many things: the significance of the labour of our heroes’ past, where we got it all wrong and how we can improve our current situation’.



As we celebrate Nigeria’s 59th Independence day tomorrow, we all need to reflect on many things: the significance of the labour of our heroes’ past, where we got it all wrong and how we can improve our current situation.

Lazy Nigerian Youths comes to my house to seek free money -Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s wife

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of a former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said youths of today are lazy and not ready to work.

Speaking on a Lagos Television programme on this morning, Tinubu said her New Era Foundation Patience Home had concluded plans to empower youths in her senatorial district.

She was quoted to have said most of the youths in Lagos would come to her husband’s house, claiming “they want to enjoy Asiwaju’s money.”


She, however, expressed displeasure that “most of these youths don’t want to work”, adding that “the moment you give them work to do, they fall sick.”

Remi Tinubu added that youths of nowadays are interested in making quick money, “but they don’t want to work before making the money. Our youths are very rude because they want to be like all those people abroad.”

17 suspected jihadist gunned down by US Army. (Details)

The US military command for Africa announced Friday it killed 17 suspected Islamic State group jihadists in southern Libya, in the third such strike in a week.

“At this time, it is assessed the airstrike killed 17 terrorists” on Thursday, Africom said in a statement.

It said its anti-IS campaign in Libya was “ongoing” and that strikes were being conducted “in coordination” with the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli.

Africom “continues to support diplomatic efforts to stabilise the political situation in Libya in order to maintain our common focus on disrupting terrorist organisations that threaten regional stability”, the statement said.

The previous two air strikes were carried out on September 19 and 24 near Murzuq, an oasis town some 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) south of Tripoli, killing eight and 11 IS “terrorists” respectively, according to Africom.

Libya’s desert south lies outside the control of the GNA and of rival forces loyal to eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar, even though the latter allege to have a presence there.

Since the start of an anti-GNA offensive launched by Haftar on April 4 to take Tripoli, analysts have warned of a security vacuum that could benefit IS in other parts of the country.