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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Kaffy apologizes for using profanity in her rant against Davido,artistes who disrespect dancers

Earlier today, dance queen Kaffy put Davido on blast for ditching his dancers last minute without reason.....She has now apologized for using profane words..She wrote

I want to start by apologizing profusely for my profanity. It's not how I roll .i am one person who promote discipline and respect among dancers towards their clients and one another.
However this isssue is REAL. We MATTER and deserve respect as we have become part of the building block of the entertainment world.

We communicate with our bodies what words and sound can't express. We paint a picture that defies laws of nature ND produce masterpieces beyond mere imaginations.
It requires a lot of brain power to begin to be a dancer not to talk of the ability to command muscles people can't imagine using and that is still underrating the Power of the Art of Dance.
From youth empowerment to mind empowerment it is the least looked into form of psychological, physical and spiritual reformation.
And I can categorically tell u alot of lives have been changed for the better because we danced.
So WE MATTER. beyond the dance floor we matter against all odds of societal definition of success we matter,thrive and we rule.
So it is time we take control and have a voice. Create structure that will protect us from further disrespect and I will do all in my power to continue to protect dancers.I know great minds out there in our world that will rise up too. It's been years and I have been quiet for too long.
And this is not just in Africa it's everywhere.
Davido was just the last straw.it didn't start with him but we can put a stop.
Thank you to all who support this fight. God bless #Dancers #Dancetrepenuers #Danceteachers #Dancelovers #Dancemoms #Dancedads 

Buhari’s nominee for NERC chairman reportedly turns down offer, says he wasn't consulted

President Buhari's nominee for chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Prof. Akintunde Akinwande, has reportedly turned down his nomination. Akinwande who was billed to appear before the senate for screening and confirmation yesterday, failed to show up.

A source who spoke to the Nation said Akinwande turned down the nomination “because he was not consulted before the nomination was made”.

The source added that he was currently working on a project at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US and is not likely to take a break from the project. Akinwande was the only nominee absent at the screening of nominees for the board of the NERC.

“We also learnt that enough consultation was not made before the man was nominated. We were informed that the nominee may have turned down his nomination,” the source said. Addressing the press after the suspension of the screening exercise, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe said there was no way the senate can conduct any screening without that of the chairman-designate.

“Regrettably, when members of the committee assembled to screen the nominees made by President Muhammadu Buhari, we were told that the chairman designate was unavoidably absent. The Presidential liaison who brought the nominees informed us that the chairman was unavoidably absent. The commission is vital and cannot function without a chairman. We cannot screen them until we have a formal communication from the Presidency”. Other nominees for the board appointment included Sanusi Garuba (Vice Chairman), Nathan R. Shatti (commissioner), Dr. Moses Arigu (commissioner), Dafe C. Akpeneye (commissioner), Prof. Frank Okafor(commissioner) and Musiliu O. Oseni(commissioner).

Lebanese sent to prison over alleged theft of 30,000 Euro (Photo)

A Lebanese, Khodor Jichi, 38 has been arrested by operatives of the Interpol section of the Nigerian Police, Alagbon close, Ikoyi, Lagos for allegedly obtaining 30,000 Euro, equivalent to N13,800,000 under false pretence from Alhaji Abdul Kareem Musa.
After investigations by Inspector Raphael Ajuro and his team, Jichi, a resident of Apapa, Lagos was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on a two-count charge of felony to wit: stealing.
Police prosecutor, ASP Henry Obiazi, informed the court in charge No.6/65/2016 that the accused and others still at large committed the alleged offence in August, 2016 at Agege, Lagos.
Obiazi told the court that the accused tricked and collected 30,000 euros from the complainant, Alhaji Abdul Kareem Musa, by pretending to assist him to send the money to his business partner abroad, but instead converted the money to his personal use.
He said the accused was eventually arrested at a hideout following intelligence gathering.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the police allegations in the open court and Chief Magistrate A. O. Komolafe admitted him on bail in the sum of N5m with two sureties in like sum.
Komolafe directed that the defendant must deposit his international passport with the court and adjourned the case till 22 November, 2016 for mention.
The defendant was taken to Ikoyi prison, Lagos pending when he will be able to fulfill his bail conditions.
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Buhari will surprise Nigerians in 2017 - Trade Minister

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enalamah, has promised  Nigerians will be surprised in 2017 when the results of the efforts by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration starts paying off.
The minister, who was in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital spoke with newsmen at the 8th Session of the National Council on Industry, Trade and Investment. Enalamah said
”You will start seeing result at the end of this year and early next year. As far as I am concerned, next year is a year of results. All the work we are doing will start yielding results from this quarter. “The level of delivery in 2017 will suprise everybody. People may be saying we are not doing anything but it is impossible for a man to start broadcasting a plan we haven’t really put together well.”

I went into fraud as an act of revenge, says man who swindled woman of N1.9m (Photo)

The Lagos State Police Command has smashed a syndicate that specialised in swindling unsuspecting members of the public, on the pretence that it had goods to clear at the sea ports. Arrested is a suspected member of the syndicate, Hyacinth Nwogu, who allegedly defrauded a businesswoman of N1.9 million.
Recovered from him were fake foreign currencies, some drums and chemicals. The victim, Helen Olajide, told journalists yesterday at the Lagos State Police Public Relations office in Ikeja, that the suspect and his fleeing accomplices, who pretended to be familiar with her, offered her a ride in their car in Ikeja. 
However, the 28-year-old businesswoman stated that she was taken to an apartment around Ikeja, where her Automated Teller Machine, ATM, card was forcefully taken from her. According to her,

 “I was standing at the bus stop waiting for a cab, when their vehicle came close to me and they claimed that they knew me and that they were my customers. “They told me they have a business for me and being a businesswoman, I decided to go with them. One of them  spoke French and they claimed that they were importers and had a container loaded with computers, clothes, babies range and other items in the warehouse. “I picked interest on some of the items and wrote them down. They made me sign an agreement to pay some money, which they said they needed to go to Customs quarters and clear the goods.
 “At the house, they collected my ATM card and went to the bank and withdrew N150,000. Then I paid N900,000 cash, on August 26, into an account number belonging to one Chukwuma Eke Linda. “In all, I paid N1.992 million. It was after paying that I asked myself: ‘What is happening?’ “I decided to invite my lawyer, who said I should invite them to come and sign an agreement him. Immediately I informed them about signing an agreement, they switched off their phones and started avoiding me. That was when I knew I have been duped.” 
On his part, the 60-year-old suspect, Nwogu, admitted to having collected money from her, explaining that the money was shared among three other members of the syndicate. He described himself as a con man, adding that he usually brought his targets to his apartment at 7, Abimbola Street, College Road, Ifako Ijaiye, when members of his family would be away. Nwogu, who revealed that he had been into the shady business for four years, said the latest victim was his biggest catch. He attributed his action on his resolve to avenge a similar act against him. Nwogu, who never showed any remorse for his action, said: 
“She is the fourth person I have duped. I started the business four years ago after I was duped. “I was a clearing agent and I lost over N1.2 million to con men. I decided to go into it as revenge. I have collected N20,000, N30,000 and N70,000 from different victims. This is the first time I collected over N100,000. We were four that shared the amount and we all got N333,000 each. 
“What we call chemical is a mixture of coca-cola and vegetable oil. It is not chemical. The fake currencies belong to a friend who retired from the business. We refer to the fake currencies as treasures which we tell our victims to bring money to buy. In this case, we told her that she would get over N 5 million if she was able to raise N1.5 million for the treasure. We do not use charms. It is only gullible people that are deceived. “My wife and five children live with me but they don’t know that’s what I do because I usually brought victims home when my wife leaves for her business place and the children , to school.