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President Buhari has reacted to the recent abduction of about 300 female students of GSS Jangebe in Zamfara state by suspected bandits.

The abduction happened early hours of Friday, February 26, few days after Kagara students were kidnapped in Niger state.

According to reports, about 300 female students of GSS Jangebe in Zamfara state were kidnapped by the gunmen.

Confirming the incidents, the state commissioner for information, Hon. Suleiman Tunau Anka said the gunmen stormed the school around early hours of Friday morning and abducted the students.

However, he stated that the number of student abducted are yet to be identified by the state government.

Reacting to the kidnap in a recent statement released by Garba Shehu, President Buhari sent out a strong warning to the bandits.

He explained that the only reason security agents haven’t attacked them was due to fear of heavy causality of civilians who might be used as human shield.

See statement below;

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the latest abduction of hundreds of students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State as inhumane and totally unacceptable, sending out a strong warning to bandits and their sponsors.

Reacting to the incident on Friday, President Buhari said that “this administration will not succumb to blackmail by bandits who target innocent school students in the expectations of huge ransom payments.”

According to the President, “no criminal group can be too strong to be defeated by the government,” adding that, “the only thing standing between- our security forces and the bandits are the rules of engagement.”

“We have the capacity to deploy massive force against the bandits in the villages where' they operate, but our limitation is the fear of heavy casualties of innocent villagers and hostages who might be used as human shields by the bandits,” he said,…

…stressing that “our primary objective is to get the hostages safe, alive and unharmed.”

President Buhari noted that “a hostage crisis is a complex situation that requires maximum patience in order to protect the victims from physical harm or even brutal death at the hands of their captors.”

He warned the bandits: “Let them not entertain any illusions that they are more powerful than the government. They shouldn’t mistake our restraint for the humanitarian goals of protecting innocent lives as a weakness or a sign of fear or irresolution.”

The President appealed to state governments “to review their policy of rewarding bandits with money and vehicles, warning that the policy might boomerang disastrously.”

He also advised states and local governments to be more proactive by improving security around schools and their surroundings.

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the latest abduction of hundreds of students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State as inhumane and totally unacceptable, sending out a strong warning to bandits and their sponsors.

— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) February 26, 2021

 
A black woman has been arrested by the Police in South Carolina after she was fingered in the death of a a 3-year-old girl she adopted.

The woman identified as Ariel Robinson won the challenge of novice cooks in August. She and her husband Jerry Robinson, 34, were charged with homicide by child abuse involving their adoptive daughter, according to NBC affiliate WYFF.

The 3-year-old girl, whom the Greenville County Coroner’s office identified as Victoria Smith, suffered “a series of blunt force injuries” from the Robinsons, according to arrest warrants. She later died at a nearby hospital after being found unresponsive by police.

Ariel Robinson, a former teacher who was working as a comedian, won $25,000 on Season 20 of the reality cooking show, in which a group of admittedly terrible cooks compete while being tutored by celebrity chefs.

Episodes of Season 20, which aired last year, have been removed from the Food Network’s Discovery+, Hulu and YouTube pages, according to Deadline. The recaps of Season 20 episodes are also gone from the Food Network website. Students who took part in the 2020 National Examinations Council, NECO can now check their results.

Results for the 2020 Senior Secondary School Examination, SSCE conducted by National Examinations Council, NECO is out.

The NECO Registrar, Prof. Godswill Obioma, announced the release during a press conference at its Headquarters in Minna, Niger State.

According him, the examination witness a two per cent increase of candidates who made five credits and above in all subjects.

The Registrar also disclosed that about 12 schools had been deregistered over their involvement in exam malpractices.

The schools, he said, are four schools in Adamawa State, two in Kaduna State, two in Kastina State, two in Niger State, one in Taraba State and one in FCT.

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

Disney has announced that 'T'Challa', the role played by the late Chadwick Boseman in 2018’s hit movie “Black Panther” will not be recast in Black panther 2 as a sign of respect to the late star.

Boseman died on 22 August 2020 after secretly battling Colon cancer. He was married but had no children.


Boseman is best known for playing T’Challa/Black Panther in 2018 film “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” and 2019′s “Avengers” Endgame.”


“Black Panther” became the first superhero movie to be nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards. It grossed more than $1.3 billion worldwide.

The superhero movie will now go ahead without the T'Challa character.

“Black Panther 2, opening July 8, 2022, is being written & directed by Ryan Coogler,” Disney's Marvel's studios tweeted.


“Honoring Chadwick Boseman’s legacy & portrayal of T’Challa, @MarvelStudios will not recast the character, but will explore the world of Wakanda & the rich characters introduced in the first film.”


American singer, Azealia Banks has called out the Nigerian-American founder of The shaderoom, Angela Nwandu for not using her media platform to focus on Nigerian issues.

The singer who accused the media personality of using her platform to denigrate black Americans, also stated that she should focus on the situation in Nigeria which is dire. Asides accusing Nwandu of not having the courage to fight for her own, Azealia also alleged that China is funding Boko Haram and other groups to terrorize Nigeria and its citizens. See her post below;

MTV Base South Africa has released list of the top 10 hottest Mcs for 2020.

Over the past few days, names have been suggested by the judges, but some of the music artists mentioned sprung arguments and triggered controversial talks on social media.

The presence of Nota among the panel judges brought about mixed feelings, as he claimed Kamo Mphela is a rapper, also mentioned some singers which he tried defending.

Despite claims that the list isn’t “hip-hopish” enough, the judges have made their decisions and have dished out names of 10 musicans who delivered in 2020.

Check out list Starting from 10 to the highest rank number 1.

10. K.O

9. Riky Rick

8. Costa Titch

7. Busiswa

6. Youngsta CPT

5. Big Zulu

4. Cassper Nyovest

3. Nasty C

2. Yanga

1. Focalistic

Check out reactions to the list:


Edinson Cavani apologised on Monday after his joy at scoring twice for Manchester United against Southampton was dampened by an investigation by the Football Association into a social media post he subsequently deleted.

The 33-year-old Uruguayan striker sent an Instagram post thanking a friend for his congratulations after scoring twice as United came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 on Sunday that included the Spanish word “negrito” (small black person).

United said the word was clearly used in an affectionate manner and has different connotations in South America.

The former Paris Saint Germain forward had been informed such terms are viewed as derogatory in Britain and he subsequently deleted the post.

“The message I posted after the match on Sunday was intended as an affectionate greeting to a friend, thanking him for his congratulations after the game,” Cavani said in a statement.

“The last thing I wanted to do was cause offence to anyone. I am completely opposed to racism and deleted the message as soon as it was explained that it can be interpreted differently. I would like to sincerely apologise for this.”

The FA issued guidelines pre-season clamping down on racist and discriminatory language and behaviour, with offences on social media carrying a minimum three-game ban.

Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva and Dele Alli of Tottenham were both suspended for one-match last season after posts that breached the guidelines.

“It is clear to us that there was absolutely no malicious intent behind Edinson’s message and he deleted it as soon as he was informed that it could be misconstrued,” United added in a club statement.

“Edinson has issued an apology for any unintentional offence caused. Manchester United and all of our players are fully committed to the fight against racism.”

Cavani will be free to play against his former club PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday.


Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani could be hit with a possible three-match ban for a 'racist' celebratory post-game comment

FA disciplinary committee has launched a probe into the Instagram message after the Uruguayan scored twice to help Manchester United to a 3-2 comeback win against Southampton.

A fan posted 'Asi te queiro Matador' in Spanish, which translates to: "I love you, Matador!"

Cavani replied on his Instagram story: "Gracias Negrito!", a Spanish term which translates as ‘black’.

Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani facing three-match ban for using racial term on Instagram

The striker, 33, later deleted the image from his Instagram story after he was notified as such terms are perceived very differently in the UK.

The incident is likely going to bring at least an FA charge and warning as well as and a suspension of a 'minimum' three matches.

The Football Association issued guidelines ahead of this season clamping down on racist and discriminatory language and behaviour, with offences on social media carrying a minimum three-game ban.

Under the new guidelines, the FA must act where' 'discriminatory' language has been used.

The FA rules, sent out to all clubs and players - via the PFA - state: “Where an offence is in writing only or via any communication device the absolute minimum match-based sanction in such cases will be three games.”


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Former presidential aid, Reno Omokri has taken to social media, to shade women who bleached their skin and surgically enhanced their bodies.

The writer used former Miss World, Agbani Darego-Danjuma as an example, as he slammed women who undergoes plastic surgery.

According to him, women who bleached their skin does not love their selves. He stated that Agbani did not bleach her skin or undergo plastic surgical but she still ended up getting married and having a child.”

When you bleach and surgically enhance your body, you are not just saying ‘I hate myself’, you also teach young dark skinned girls to likewise hate themselves. No matter how many rich old men date you, you remain a danger to yourself and society! Love your dark skin. Live a life worthy of emulation. Look at your photos before you bleached. You were the epitome of beauty. A natural African woman. You do not need to be light skinned and have surgically enhanced features to be loved. You were already lovely. Look at @AgbaniDarego. The first and only Nigerian to win the Miss World Pageant. Black and beautiful. She did not bleach or surgically enhance herself. Yet, she is married, has a child, and is a thing of joy to herself and her race. A beacon of virtue and pride to the Black Race. Young Black girls can look at her and feel beautiful. Black is Beautiful. Say it with me-I’m Black and I am proud!”

The 2021 Grammy Awards nomination list has been released and Beyonce topped the nominees list with nine nods. Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, and Roddy Ricch are all up for six awards for the 63nd Grammy Awards which will be held on January 31, 2021, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

See full list below.

Record of the Year

Beyoncé - Black Parade
Black Pumas - Colors
DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch - Rockstar
Doja Cat - Say So
Billie Eilish - Everything I Wanted
Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now
Post Malone - Circles
Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé - Savage

Album of the Year

Jhené Aiko - Chilombo
Black Pumas - Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition)
Coldplay - Everyday Life
Jacob Collier - Djesse Vol. 3
Haim - Women in Music Pt. III
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
Post Malone - Hollywood’s Bleeding
Taylor Swift - Folklore

Song of the Year

Beyoncé - Black Parade
Roddy Ricch - The Box
Taylor Swift - Cardigan
Post Malone - Circles
Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now
Billie Eilish - Everything I Wanted
H.E.R. - I Can't Breathe
JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels - If the World Was Ending

Best New Artist

Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Chika
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Kaytranada
Megan Thee Stallion

Best Pop Solo Performance
Justin Bieber - Yummy
Doja Cat - Say So
Billie Eilish - Everything I Wanted
Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now
Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
Taylor Swift - Cardigan

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy - Un Dia (One Day)
Justin Bieber Featuring Quavo - Intentions
BTS - Dynamite
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande - Rain On Me
Taylor Swift Featuring Bon Iver - Exile

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
(Burt Bacharach &) Daniel Tashian - Blue Umbrella
Harry Connick, Jr. - True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter
James Taylor - American Standard
Rufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules
Renée Zellweger - Judy

Best Pop Vocal Album
Justin Bieber - Changes
Lady Gaga - Chromatica
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
Harry Styles - Fine Line
Taylor Swift - Folklore

Best Dance Recording
Diplo & SIDEPIECE - On My Mind
Disclosure Featuring Aminé & Slowthai - My High
Flume Featuring Toro y Moi - The Difference
Jayda G - Both of Us
Kaytranada Featuring Kali Uchis - 10%

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Arca - Kick I
Baauer - Planet’s Mad
Disclosure - Energy
Kaytranada - Bubba
Madeon - Good Faith

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah - Axiom
Jon Batiste - Chronology of a Dream: Live at the Village Vanguard
Black Violin - Take the Stairs
Grégoire Maret, Romain Collin & Bill Frisell - Americana
Snarky Puppy - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Best Rock Performance
Fiona Apple - Shameika
Big Thief - Not
Phoebe Bridgers - Kyoto
HAIM - The Steps
Brittany Howard - Stay High
Grace Potter - Daylight

Best Metal Performance
Body Count - Bum-Rush
Code Orange - Underneath
In the Moment - The In-Between
Poppy - Bloodmoney
Power Trip - Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) - Live

Best Rock Song
Phoebe Bridgers - Kyoto
Tame Impala - Lost in Yesterday
Big Thief - Not
Fiona Apple - Shameika
Brittany Howard - Stay High

Best Rock Album
Fontaines D.C. - A Hero’s Death
Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka
Grace Potter - Daylight
Sturgill Simpson - Sound and Fury
The Strokes - The New Abnormal

Best Alternative Music Album
Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Beck - Hyperspace
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
Brittany Howard - Jaime
Tame Impala - The Slow Rush

Best R&B Performance
Jhené Aiko Featuring John Legend - Lightning & Thunder
Beyoncé - Black Parade
Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign - All I Need
Brittany Howard - Goat Head
Emily King - See Me

Best Traditional R&B Performance
The Baylor Project Featuring Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor - Sit on Down
Chloe x Halle - Wonder What She Thinks of Me
Mykal Kilgore - Let Me Go
Ledisi - Anything for You
Yebba - Distance

Best R&B Song
Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Me-shell Ndegeocello - Better Than I Imagine
Beyoncé - Black Parade
Tiana Major9 & EARTHGANG - Collide
Chloe x Halle - Do It
Skip Marley & H.E.R. - Slow Down

Best Progressive R&B Album
Jhené Aiko - Chilombo
Chloe X Halle - Ungodly Hour
Free Nationals - Free Nationals
Robert Glasper - F*** Yo Feelings
Thundercat - It Is What It Is

Best R&B Album
Ant Clemons - Happy 2 Be Here
Giveon - Take Time
Luke James - To Feel Love/d
John Legend - Bigger Love
Gregory Porter - All Rise

Best Rap Performance
Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle - Deep Reverence
DaBaby - Bop
Jack Harlow - What’s Poppin
Lil Baby - The Bigger Picture
Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé - Savage
Pop Smoke - Dior

Best Melodic Rap Performance
DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch - Rockstar
Drake Featuring Lil Durk - Laugh Now, Cry Later
Anderson .Paak - Lockdown
Roddy Ricch - The Box
Travis Scott - Highest in the Room

Best Rap Song
Lil Baby - The Bigger Picture
Roddy Ricch - The Box
Drake Featuring Lil Durk - Laugh Now, Cry Later
DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch - Rockstar
Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé - Savage

Best Rap Album
D SMOKE - Black Habits
Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist - Alfredo
Jay Electronica - A Written Testimony
Nas - King’s Disease
Royce 5’9” - The Allegory

Best Country Solo Performance
Eric Church - Stick That in Your Country Song
Brandy Clark - Who You Thought I Was
Vince Gill - When My Amy Prays
Mickey Guyton - Black Like Me
Miranda Lambert - Bluebird

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Brothers Osborne - All Night
Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber - 10,000 Hours
Lady A - Ocean
Little Big Town - Sugar Coat
Old Dominion - Some People Do

Best Country Song
Miranda Lambert - Bluebird
Maren Morris - The Bones
The Highwomen - Crowded Table
Ingrid Andress - More Hearts than Mine
Old Dominion - Some People Do

Best Country Album
Ingrid Andress - Lady Like
Brandy Clark - Your Life Is a Record
Miranda Lambert - Wildcard
Little Big Town - Nightfall
Ashley McBryde - Never Will

Best New Age Album
Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, and Jesse Paris Smith - Songs from the Bardo
Priya Darshini - Periphery
Superposition - Form//Less
Jim “Kimo” West - More Guitar Stories
Cory Wong & Jon Batiste - Meditations

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Christian Scott Atunde - Guinivere
Pachamama - Regina Carter
Gerald Clayton - Celia
Chick Corea - All Blues
Joshua Redman - Moe Honk

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Thana Alexa - Ona
Kurt Elling featuring Danilo Pérez - Secrets Are the Best Stories

A fan has provided an interesting cover after DJ Cuppy begged Marvel to cast her sister in Black Panther 2.

A request by billionaire daughter and popular Nigerian Disc Jockey, Florence Otedola begging for her sister to be cast in the next Black Panther 2 movie has gotten the attention of Nigerians.

 

DJ cuppy took to Twitter to request that Temi be included in the cast of the sequel for Hollywood blockbuster movie, Black Panther, which will be shot next year.

 

Recall that Temi did well in her latest movie, Citation.

 


Temi

 

Her tweet reads:

 

“Dear @Marvel I heard you’re shooting “Black Panther 2” in 2021! …My sister @TemiOtedola is an AMAZING Nigerian actress and needs to be in it!”

 

Her fans trooped to the comment section to amplify the tweet and one went as far as creating a promo cover with Temi’s face.

See below:

 


Nigerian singer, Black Face has called fellow singer, Burna Boy, a fool (Bolor) as he accuses him and Wizkid of song theft.

The former Platashun Boiz artiste made the allegation in a comment on GossipMill’s Instagram post on Sunday, November 22.

According to him, “Ginger”, a track on Wizkid’s recent Made InLagos album was copied from his song “Twist and Turn”.

BlackFace also released a beef song titled “Imposters” in which he called Burna Boya fool (Bolor).

Blackface’s comment on the blog read, “Yes he did, him and Wizkid turned my song #TwistAndTurn to that wack song called #Ginger with no lyrics, rhymes or style. I made #Imposters for them a week after”

See his comment and video below;

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by the Lagos state government, continued to examine the October 20 CCTV footage from the Lekki tollgate.

 

The panel was constituted to investigate police brutality and also the shooting incident at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday, October 20.

 

At today's sitting, the panel continued to review the CCTV footage obtained from the Lekki Concession Company for October 20.

 

The footage reviewed showed that the scene was calm until about 6.43pm when people could be seen running towards the tollgate from the Oriental Hotel end. Two minutes later, at 6.45pm, military trucks with flashing headlights arrived the scene. There were no fewer than seven of them. At 6.53pm, about 10 minutes after the arrival of the military vehicles, the tollgate went into a blackout.

 

Two minutes later, at 6.55pm, one of the military vehicles drove through the tollgate to the other end where' the crowd of protesters was gathered.

 

Watch the videos shared below


Yul Edochie has said that he "died" in 2019 after he was involved in an accident.

The actor stated that his whole life "flashed" before him and a voice told him "it's over". He said he blacked out after that.

He said God finally gave him a second chance and he has vowed to dedicate his second life to spreading the word of God.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said one of Nigeria’s main priorities now was getting the COVID-19 vaccine. He said this was a matter of utmost concern to the present regime.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the Vice President spoke at the opening of the virtual edition of the Paris Peace Forum which featured presentations by some Heads of State and government alongside international organisations, on a collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statement was titled “Getting COVID-19 vaccine a matter of utmost concern, says Osinbajo. Akande quoted the Vice President as saying that “The priorities of Nigeria in the post COVID-19 era include improved healthcare and the economy. “First, we need to keep the virus under control. While our guards are still firmly in place, getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a matter of utmost concern.

“On this, we are encouraged by the efforts of WHO and other international agencies working to ensure that vaccine delivery will be equitable across all countries, regardless of the priority of orders and ability to pay.”

Underscoring the importance of prioritising interventions and investments in the healthcare system, the Vice President said “we are encouraging private investment to upscale our health sector, with emphasis on improved facilities and affordable universal healthcare.”

While appreciating leaders across the world for their prompt response and cooperation in controlling the spread of the COVID-19, Osinbajo said “the sheer scale of disruptions to our lives and livelihoods caused by COVID-19 certainly caught us all by surprise.”

Restating the call for debt relief for developing countries, the Vice President said “the pandemic underscores the need for adequate financial buffers to cope with the ‘black swan’ events. For many developing countries, the debt burden makes this all but impossible.

“We call for debt relief for these countries, and the extension of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) at least until the end of 2021 as well as commercial debt relief where' needed.”

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