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The Nigerian Air Force has dismissed a video by Boko Haram where' the terror group claimed it shot down a missing alpha jet.

The air force had declared the jet missing during an operation against the terrorists in Borno on Wednesday.

On Thursday, the air force said the jet may have crashed but the cause of the crash was yet to be ascertained. It also named the two pilots in the jet who were still missing.

However, on Friday, the Boko Haram released a video showing what appeared to be the downing of an aircraft and some Boko Haram fighters standing on or close to the parts of a downed aircraft.

In his statement late Friday, air force spokesperson Edward Gabkwet said the video was mere propaganda.

“Although the video is still being thoroughly analysed, it is evident that most parts of the video were deliberately doctored to give the false impression that the aircraft was shot down,” the air commodore said.

Read his full statement below.

NAF Dismisses Boko Haram’s Video on Alpha Jet as False Propaganda 1.

The attention of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been drawn to some videos being circulated on Social Media, as well as media reports drawn therefrom, alleging that the NAF Alpha Jet aircraft, which was reported missing in Borno State on 31 March 2021 after losing radar contact, was shot down by terrorists.

One of such videos, in particular, began with sporadic shooting by several terrorists, including underaged children on motorcycles and vehicles. It later skipped abruptly to a scene depicting an aircraft exploding mid-air, supposedly as a result of enemy action. Another part of the video showed a terrorist, who, while standing by the wreckage, claimed that they had shot down the NAF aircraft.

2. Although the video is still being thoroughly analysed, it is evident that most parts of the video were deliberately doctored to give the false impression that the aircraft was shot down. For instance, the video clip failed to show the correlation between- the sporadic shooting, which even from casual observation was obviously aimed at ground targets, and the sudden mid-air aircraft explosion.

In addition, it is almost impossible for an aircraft to have exploded mid-air, in the manner depicted in the video, and still have a good part of its fuselage, including its tail, intact. Indeed, an explosive impact of that nature would have scattered the debris of the aircraft across several miles.

3. It is obvious that the Boko Haram Sect, in its characteristic manner of employing false propaganda, is seeking to claim credit for what was obviously an air accident that could have been caused by several other reasons; particularly at a time when the capability of the group to inflict mayhem has been significantly degraded by the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

4. Consequently, Nigerians are please advised to ignore the contents of the videos making the rounds until all investigations as to how the aircraft crashed are completed. The NAF, on its part, remains resolute and will continue to work assiduously, in synergy with sister Services and other security agencies, to rid the North East of all terrorist elements. EDWARD GABKWET Air Commodore Director of Public Relations and Information


Popular crossdresser, James Brown has reacted to claims that his colleagues is responsible for snatching husbands and breaking homes.

This came after aphrodisiac business woman Jaruma, alleged that crossdresser are responsible for broken homes in the country and not kanyamata products.

Reacting to the video, James Brown debunked the claim while advising women to learn to hold their men tight.

He also revealed that he use Kayanmata and that the product works for him. However, he said crossdresser aren’t not responsible for broken marriages.

Watch the video below.

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Popular Kayanmata seller and entrepreneur Jaruma said that the high rate of divorce can only be linked to crossdressers in Nigeria and not the use of Kayanmata by single ladies.

In a video she shared on her Instagram page, Jaruma reacted to claims that single ladies using Kayanmata are responsible for the high rate of divorce in the country.

The use of Kayanmata in Nigeria is very popular among women but originated from the Northern part of the country.

The product or portion is used for sex enhancing for couples but are also believed to have spiritual love portion to attract man.

Debunking the claim, Jaruma said Kayanmata from the Northern part of the country is not used to break home but to make homes. t

In a video shared online, Jaruma said:

”News was all over town that the high rate of divorce has been linked and traced to Kaynmata because single girls are now buying Kayanmata and now taking away married men from their wives.

There is only one Kayanmata, the original from the North. Have you ever heard me say we are taking away your husbands away from you? Have you ever heard me say we are coming to take your husbands away?

Original Hausa Kayanmata from the North, we are home makers. We are not home breakers.

The high rate of divorce you are talking about can only be linked to crossdressers because crossdressers are the only ones who always say we are coming to take your husbands away.

Every single crossdresser in Nigeria, that is their motto.”


Photo of a swordfish has gone viral after it was caught by a fisherman on Friday morning, March 5.

The big swordfish was caught at Oyorokotor fishing settlement in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Swordfish also called broadbills and can live in ocean all over the world. The fish drew lots of attention in the community as crowd gathered to see the fish.


Over 100 cultists have renounced their membership of various confraternities in Orimekpang community in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State.

 

The repentant youths said they were tired of living in bondage and that there is no gain in cultism. 

 

Over 100 youths renounce cultism in Cross River community

 

The renunciation programme which began on Saturday, February 20, 2021, was held at a church premises and was hosted by Rev Fr Emmanuel Ukwa in the presence of Pastor John Ewa, Chairman of Boki Local Government Area; Pius Kejuo Osang, Councillor of Abo Ward; the Clan Head of Orimekpang and his Chiefs; Youths and Women Leaders, among others.

 

Speaking at the denunciation event, Pastor Ewa emphasised on the need for peace and unity which according to him is paramount to the development of every society.

 

Ewa explained to the youths how his children and other politicians’ children are in good private schools, some schooling abroad and that no politician will allow their children to be a cultist.

 

He advised the repentant cultists to never return to cultism as it adds no value to their lives and that of society.

 

Over 100 youths renounce cultism in Cross River community

 

On his part, the Local Government chairman promised to ensure that those who denounced cultism “will be speedily reintegrated into society through training and empowerment programmes from ITF, UNICEF, RED CROSS and others." 

 

He asked the repented cultists not to allow any political leader to lure them back to such devilish acts again.


Rev. Father Emmanuel Ukwa, who handed over the denouncees into the hands of God by praying and baptising them, advised them to fully surrender to God who according to him, is ready to accept them.

 

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It was gathered that the speedboat he was travelling in with his mother and siblings capsized in Ughoton River.

Friday Abiligo Orhomre, a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Delta State Polytechnic (Delta Poly), Otefe-Oghara, Delta State, has died.

The young man drowned in a river three months after he completed his compulsory national youth service programme.

It was gathered that the speedboat he was travelling in with his mother and siblings capsized in Ughoton River, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State while they were returning from the farm.

Engineering graduate drowns in a river 3 months after completing youth service

According to Nigerian Tribune, Friday who completed his compulsory NYSC service in October 2020, reportedly drowned while his mother and siblings managed to swim to the shore.

Engineering graduate drowns in a river 3 months after completing youth service

The young man was said to have objected to making the trip to the farm earlier but was encouraged by some of his family members.

It was further learnt that divers have begun to search the river to locate his body.

Meanwhile, one Ugborotu Mark conffirmed the incident in a Facebook post on Friday, January 29.

"Today I received the sudden news of your demise and till now my heart is still bleeding. O death why? Even as I can't phrase the correct words to express myself, the shock that the news of your demise has brought upon us the Ughoton people, Okpe Kingdom, Delta and Nigeria as a whole, it is indeed glaring that we just lost one of the great leaders of tomorrow to the cold hands of death,"
he wrote.

"Also I commiserate with the Abiligo Orhomre family over the death of our son and brother, pls accept my condolences and I pray for God to grant the soul of the faithful departed eternal rest. Rest in peace"

A global human rights body has lamented over the inability of the federal government to bring those who killed #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki to justice.

The federal government has been accused of denying justice to protesters shot at during #EndSARs protest in October of 2020.
Amnesty International lamented following 100 days since the incident took place.
Since the shooting at Lekki tollgate in Lagos State, the government has yet to secure justice for the victims of the incident but has been engaging in denials and cover-up.
Amnesty International expressed worry that the EndSARS movement's supporters have continued to face intimidation from the state actors such as the Central Bank of Nigeria which since December 2020 froze the accounts of about 20 identified supporters.
In a release on Thursday, the AI stated that the authorities had yet to initiate concrete police reforms.
The international body said, "Since the assault by security forces, which killed at least 12 people, Nigerian authorities have targeted supporters of the protests against police brutality by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Some of the movement's supporters have had their bank accounts frozen."
"The bloody events of 20 October 2020, when Nigerian security forces killed at least 12 people during the violent dispersal of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki and Alausa, have cast a shadow over Nigerian society that lingers to this day," said Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria.

"Instead of bringing suspected perpetrators to justice and prioritising genuine police reforms, Nigerian authorities have been abusing their powers by subjecting those who supported the protests to intimidation, harassment and smear campaigns."

The AI stated that reports from across Nigeria indicated that police violence was still widespread despite government promises of change.
Amnesty International noted that it was concerned that the Nigerian authorities would continue their current ban on protests.
It reminded the government of its obligations under the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as amended) and international human rights treaties to - which the country is a state party - to allow those who gather peacefully to express their views without fear of arrest or intimidation.
"International human rights law also requires the Nigerian authorities to carry out prompt, thorough, independent, impartial and effective investigations into violations of human rights of the protesters including the right to life, such as those committed at Lekki and Alausa, as well as in other parts of the country, and to identify and bring suspected perpetrators to justice in fair trials.

"Those suspected to be responsible for the killings should be brought to justice in accordance with international fair trial standards," Ojigho added.
Amnesty International is calling on the Nigerian government to suspend accused officials, pending investigations, and to ensure that victims access justice and effective remedies.
It will be recalled that the state government set up a panel of inquiry to investigate complaints against SARS and the incidents at Lekki and Alausa on 20 October 2020.
However, the government officials and the military continue to deny that anybody was killed during the protests while restating their resolve to punish leaders of the #EndSARS movement against police violence.

The Nigeria Football Federation’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, confirmed Erico’s death on Thursday.

A statement from the NFF quoted Erico’s family members as saying that the former assistant coach of Super Eagles complained of body pain and was treated for malaria, “only to be found dead in his bed at dawn” on Thursday.

“It is another sad day for Nigerian Football. Erico was among the very best of Nigeria’s international goalkeepers and also served the country with fervour and diligence as Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles between- 2001 and 2002.

“He will be sorely missed. We pray that Almighty God grant him eternal rest and also grant his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear the big loss,” NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, said.

Born Joseph Bassey Eric in the Odukpani local government area in what is today known as Cross River State, Erico belonged to the cast of the very best goalkeepers in the history of Nigeria’s senior team, and served at the same period as the revered Emmanuel Okala and Eyo Essien.

He made his debut for then Green Eagles in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Zambia in Lagos in July 1973 (which Nigeria won 3-2), and then kept goal in all of Nigeria’s six matches at the 1976 Africa Cup of Nations in Ethiopia, where' the Eagles finished third – the first time Nigeria would win a medal at the AFCON. Erico was also in goal in all of Nigeria’s pre-tournament friendlies against Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania just before the team flew to Ethiopia.

Nicknamed ‘Jogo Bonito’(Beautiful Game) for his preference for fluency and expression in the rhythm of play of his teams as a coach, Erico was part of the triumvirate (alongside late Amodu Shaibu and late Stephen Keshi) who were shooed in to do a rescue job for Nigeria as the ship to the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals tottered badly under Dutchman Johannes Bonfrere. With three matches left in the campaign and a must-win mandate for all, the trio got the job done and qualified Nigeria for Korea/Japan.

They also led the team to a bronze-medal finish at the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Mali early 2002.

With his death on Thursday morning, it means all members of that historic triumvirate have now passed on.


Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes has become the first player in Premier League history to win Player of the Month four times in the same calendar year. The Portuguese footballer was on Friday named Premier League Player of the Month for December, after scoring three goals in six Premier League appearances in December as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side went unbeaten, winning four games and drawing the other two.

He also picked up the award in November, May and February. The Portugal international has emerged as a key figure at Manchester United since joining from Sporting CP 12 months ago, scoring 15 goals in 26 games this season across all competitions, helping Manchester United move three points clear of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table.
Nigerian crossdresser, Idris Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky has declared himself as the No 1 runs girl in Nigeria.

According to the controversial barbie, he is the number one hustler in Nigeria as he reveals his being sort after by only big men.
Sharing a photo of himself on Instagram, Bobrisky wrote;” No 1 runs girl in Nigeria…
Big men food ONLY!!”
Wike in a statement said his successor would initiate his own projects instead of being burdened by uncompleted projects.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has stated that he would complete all unfinished projects before his tenure is over so he wouldn't leave his successor with the burden.

The Rivers state Governor said this on Tuesday January 12, when he led a former Secretary to the Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim to inaugurate the Rumuekini/Aluu Road, traversing Obio/Akpor and Ikwerre Local Government Areas.

Wike in a statement released by his media aide Kelvin Ebiri said his successor would initiate his own projects instead of being burdened by uncompleted projects.

It Read;

“There is nothing that will be given to you that will be too much. Nobody that will succeed me will complete any of my projects because I will complete all my projects before I go. I won’t leave any project burden for my successor. When the new person comes, let him initiate his own projects.

“Before now, APC said we are building roads only in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor council. Now, they can’t talk again. We have inaugurated projects in Khana, Gokana, Eleme. We were also at Akuku-Toru and Emohua. We are a government for every Rivers person and every local government.”

Naira has slumped against the dollar and other currencies at the exchange rate market.

Nigerian naira has crashed against the dollar at the exchange rate market on Tuesday.
Punch reported that the naira exchanged 473/$ at the parallel market.
It had earlier gained in recent times after it closed the year 2020 at 467/$.
At the I&E window, the naira fell by 0.17 per cent to close at 394/$ on Tuesday.
It reached a low of 401 at the I&E window at the close of 2020.
The Central Bank of Nigeria however maintained the official exchange rate at N379/$ on its website.
The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria recently appealed to the CBN to make BDCs payout agents for diaspora remittances.
The President, ABCON, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, said the apex bank should leverage the over 5,000 licensed BDCs across the country to get dollars seamlessly to beneficiaries.
Gwadabe said this would help in providing a more convenient channel for Nigerians in the diaspora to remit funds back to the country to boost economic development.
Months after he was pursued out of his palace by an angry mob during the EndSARS protest, the Oba of Lagos has returned.

A monarch who was forced out of his palace during the #EndSARS protest has returned.

 

Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos returned to the palace on Friday, two months after the invasion by a mob.

 

In October, there were demonstrations against police brutality across the country, organised under the #EndSARS campaign.

 

However, hoodlums had hijacked the protest and launched attacks on various public and private buildings across the country.

 

On October 21, 2020, after the #EndSARS protest had degenerated into a crisis in some states including Lagos, a mob had broken into the palace despite the presence of soldiers, and attempted to set fire to the premises.

 

However, military officers intervened and Akiolu was rescued from the palace, while buildings within the premises were vandalised.

 

Akiolu’s staff of office was also seized, and a young man was later seen in a video on social media, running away with the item.

 

The staff of office was later said to have been found.

 

The Lagos council of obas described the invasion as a “sacrilege”, just as other individuals and organisations condemned the attack.

 

Confirming the Oba’s return after 10 weeks, Oreoluwa Finnih, senior special assistant to the Lagos governor on health, tweeted that the monarch returned to the Iga Idunganran palace on Friday.

 

She also posted a video on her handle, which showed the traditional ruler wearing a face mask and dancing — he was also surrounded by persons who appeared to be other title holders, praise singers, and guards.

 

“Our daddy is back home… Oba of Lagos, HRM, Alayeluwa Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu’s triumphant entry to Iga Idunganran Palace, today, Friday, 1st January, 2021,” a post on Finnih’s handle reads.

Actress and movie producer, Mercy Aigbe, is celebrating both the new year and her 43rd birthday today, 1st January 2021.

Taking to social media, the elated mother of two shared some stunning photos of herself to celebratethe special day.

Mercy Aigbe thanked God for keeping her alive writing;

ANUNIMORIGBA Father to you be all the Glory, Honor and Adoration!Glowing in God’s Unending Grace, Chapter 43”

Mercy Aigbe recently said she has not yet given up on love, despite her bitter marriage experience writing;

“I have not given up on love and I would never do that. A lot of people ask, ‘Mercy, are you going back to your husband, or remarrying’? The truth isthat I don’t even know. I am more focussed on my businesses, raising my children and acting career. Whatever will come after in terms of marriage and relationship, when I get to that bridge, I would cross it. As a filmmaker, I see myself as a sort of preacher because I believe movies are meant to be entertaining and educative.”
Big Brother Naija former housemate Rebecca Nengi Hampson is celebrating her 23rd birthday today, January 1, 2021.

The reality star shared stunning photos on social media to mark her special day as she revealed thather birthday this year is a blessing.

Sharing her birthday photos online, Nengi wrote; “I just crossed another bridge. Now, I’ve come in touch with a new level of happiness. My birthday this year is a blessing I’ve been longing for.

This wonderful day is a route that leads to eternal joy, unfailing strength and good health. My fears are gone and my worries are buried. I dreamt to age this far. Today, it’s all a beautiful reality. Happy birthday to me. It is indeed a new dawn.”

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered all men of the Force in the state to enforce all protocols as highlighted by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

Odumosu instructed the police officers to enforce the 12am to 4am curfew imposed by the PTF as well as ensure the total closure of night clubs, bars, lounges, event centres, amongst others.

This was contained in a statement titled, ‘Enforce All Covid-19 Protocols, Supervise Your Men For Effectiveness — CP Lagos Orders Area Commanders, DPOs’.

The statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Thursday, comes as churches plan to hold crossover services on the night of December 31, 2020.

Adejobi said the police boss gave the order while addressing Area Commanders and DPOs at the POWA Hall, Oduduwa, Ikeja.

“The Commissioner of Police reiterated that they must enforce the use of face mask regularly at public places (markets/malls), social distancing, total closure of night clubs, bars, lounges, event centres, no social party, street carnivals, use of infra-red thermometer to check body temperature, sanitisers and enforcement of the imposed curfew between- 12 midnight and 4am.

“He further ordered that all Area Commanders and DPOs must ensure such due enforcement in their various offices across the command; noting that COVID-19 is real and we must do everything possible within our reach to halt its spread,” the statement partly read.

Odumosu warned police officers in the state against “incivility, drunkenness, excessive or misuse of power, accidental discharge, extortion and other inappropriate behaviours” in the New Year, noting that “anyone found wanting will be heavily sanctioned within the ambit of the law”.

The police boss also urged the general public to be law-abiding, support security agencies for effective policing of the state and stay safe at all times.

About 2 million youths have been rendered jobless following the federal government plan to address security challenges through linkage of National Identity Number with mobile numbers and suspension of new SIM cards registration.

                            

 

     

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Following the recent suspension of the sale, registration and activation of SIM cards by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, not less than 2 million Nigerian youths have been rendered jobless in the country.

Arewa Telecom Operators Agents and SIMCard Dealers Association (ATOASDA) stated this while addressing reporters in Kaduna.

The telecom dealers, who claimed that they were aware of the Federal Government’s intention to address security challenges through linkage of National Identity Number (NIN) with mobile numbers and suspension of new SIM cards registration, expressed worry that rendering 2 million youths jobless might worsen the security challenges.

ATOASDA President Hassan Yakubu explained that as a registered association under the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) members of the agents supported Federal Government’s measures to protect the lives and property of the citizenry.

The union- leader urged the government to consider that the causes of insecurity across the country have been linked to youth unemployment.

He said the income of the telecoms business partners, workers and the agents, majority of whom are within 20 to 40 years in the value chain, is determined by the number of activations/SIM registration carried out within the month.

Yakubu said: “The suspension of SIM card registration may trigger a worse form of insecurity, especially in the zones most affected by the insecurity. In fact, the growth in the Telecom sector is determined by the very sub-sector that was suspended and the much celebrated 17 per cent contribution by Telecom sector to the gross domestic product (GDP) was as a result of the activities of the sub-sector under suspension.

“We, therefore, wish to advise that the Federal Government can still achieve the desired result as well as avoid creating more problems in an attempt to solve a problem if the suspension is revised immediately to avoid the danger the suspension may expose the youths to.

“We suggest that all existing SIM Cards must be paired with the NIN numbers within a stipulated time, while an average of three months should be allowed for smooth and effective pairing.

“We also suggest that the SIM Cards sale, registration and activation should be allowed to continue, while an average of 10 new NIN machines be deployed in every local government in the 774 local governments of the federation for a better reach.

“That no new SIM Card should be allowed to be synchronised without the support of NIN number and ID card until the SIM Card and NIN number pairing is concluded
,” he said.


Nigerian controversial male barbie James Brown has blasted actress Victoria Inyama for slamming Etinosa.

Few ago, Nollywood Actress Victoria called out Etinosa after she announced that she was pregnant outside wedlock.

Victoria accused Etinosa of constantly criticizing and attacking baby mamas while becoming pregnant herself. She also claimed that Etinosa few years ago,attacked her and threatened her but says she’s happy for her.“

.However, Nigerian cross dresser James Brown has slammed Victoria for shading Etinosa, as he revealed that Victoria once insulted her and accused him of being “gay and a lesbian”.

In a video posted on his Insta stories, James aged shamed Victoria and called her a hypocrite for insulting Etinosa while she once insulted him. He also said Etinosa is not in Victoria Inyama’s category as he warns her but to attack Etinosa again.

In the video, he said; “Leave etinosa she’s not in your category don’t be smart and stupid at the same. You call me gay, lesbian, homosexual”
Nigerian male doll Bobrisky, has revealed his 2021 plan to have a sex change surgery in Colombia.

The cross-dresser on social media, revealed that he wants to become a full time woman and wouldn’t mind if he dies during surgery.

According to Bobrisky, he wants to make himself happy, and changing his sex is something he has always wanted to do long time ago.

Bobrisky also revealed that he has saved $300,000for his sex change surgery because he has always loved to be a woman from child birth.

Sharing a before and after photo of a female transgender on Instagram, Bobrisky wrote;“If she didn’t die during her sex change, trust me I won’t die. God forbid if I did no problem, I’m happy I did wat makes me happy. Period !!!!!. Have always loved to be a woman from child birth. Now that I have plenty money 💴, let my wish come to pass. Colombia here I come. Doctor Philip is about to give some wet pu***sy”
Tacha received a whopping sum of N6 million as well as delivery van and bikes from her fans who are popularly called Titans.

BBNaija housemate, Tacha got the suprise of her life from her fans on her 25th birthday yesterday, Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

She was drawn to tears, after seeing the shower of gifts from her fans.

Tacha celebrated her 25th birthday on Wednesday, December 23, and it saw a lot of people wishing her well on social media.

The 25-year-old later held a party for her friends on the evening of her birthday and it was full of surprises for the celebrant.

Tacha received a whopping sum of N6 million as well as delivery van and bikes from her fans who are popularly called Titans.

On Wednesday night, during her Birthday party in Lagos, the Rivers State-born reality TV star was presented a cheque of N6 million.

Thereafter, she was taken outside and was also shown the second set of her birthday gifts which included a customized delivery van and three delivery bikes.

The delivery vehicles were meant solely for her brands, Simply Tacha and Everything Tacha and this simply means that a buyer of any Tacha’s products would have to sit at the comfort of home and the products will be delivered at his or her doorstep.

Apart from the gifts, a lot of top rated celebrities in the Nigerian and African entertainment industry made videos and posts to her to celebrate her special day with her. The likes of Tiwa Savage, Funke Akindele, Don Jazzy, Omoni Oboli, Chigul, Eniola Badmus, Omah Lay amongst others did these.

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The United States government has asked its citizens to exercise caution while traveling and residing in Nigeria.

In a notice shared on its official website and Twitter, the United States of America’s Embassy in Nigeria averred that crime in endemic in the country and tends to increase during the holidays.

For fear of terrorism and kidnap, the U.S. cautioned its citizens residing in Nigeria against traveling to Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, and Yobe states.

Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, and Rivers states were also described as “unsafe coastal areas” out of fear of possible civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime.

The statement read;

Reconsider travel to Nigeria due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

The?Centers for Disease Control?and Prevention?(CDC)?has issued a?Level 3 Travel Health Notice?for?Nigeria due to COVID-19.??

Nigeria has resumed domestic and international commercial air travel. National land borders are not yet opened. Business operations (including daycares and religious institutions) are slowly reopening in phases. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Do Not Travel to:

  • Borno and Yobe States and Northern Adamawa State due to terrorism
  • Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, and Yobe states due to kidnapping
  • Coastal areas of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) due to crime, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime

Country Summary: Violent crime – such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping, and rape – is common throughout the country. Exercise extreme caution throughout the country due to the threat of indiscriminate violence.

Terrorists continue plotting and carrying out attacks in Nigeria, especially in the Northeast. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting shopping centers, malls, markets, hotels, places of worship, restaurants, bars, schools, government installations, transportation hubs, and other places where' crowds gather.

Sporadic violence occurs between- communities of farmers and herders in rural areas.

There is maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Nigeria due to security conditions.

If you decide to travel to Nigeria:

  • See the U.S. Embassy's web page regarding COVID-19.?
  • Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19. ?
  • Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Nigerian visa if needed.
  • Exercise caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Review travel routes and times to vary your predictability.
  • Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
  • Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events, and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Avoid demonstrations and large political gatherings.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Reports for Nigeria.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Borno and Yobe states and Northern Adamawa State – Do Not Travel

Terrorist groups based in the Northeast target churches, schools, mosques, government installations, educational institutions, and entertainment venues. Approximately two million Nigerians have been displaced as a result of the violence in Northeast Nigeria.

Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, and Yobe states – Do Not Travel

The security situation in Northwest and Northeast Nigeria is fluid and unpredictable, particularly in the states listed above due to widespread inter-communal violence and kidnapping.

Coastal areas of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) – Do Not Travel

Crime is rampant throughout Southern Nigeria, and there is a heightened risk of kidnapping and maritime crime, along with violent civil unrest and attacks against expatriate oil workers and facilities.


An only son of the family, Emmanuel John and his girlfriend, Chidinma, who were killed by a hit-and-run driver have been laid to rest in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State.

The lovebirds died in the accident which occurred on Sunday, November 29, 2020 along Old Umunede/Agbor Road, Ile Quarters, Umunede.

It was gathered that after the driver knocked down Emmanuel and Chidimma, he stopped for a short time. Chidimma was said to have begged him to take them to the hospital but he refused, entered his car and zoomed off, leaving the young couple to bleed to death.

Speaking with Ika Weekly Newspaper on Monday, December 14, Ozioma Obuseh, the elder sister of Emmanuel narrated what transpired on that fateful day.

“My brother came back from church service and said he was going back to Emuhu where' he lived. Shortly after he left, we had the news that he was involved in an accident along Old Umunede/Agbor road, Idumu Ile,"

"Quickly, we ran to the place and saw him and his girlfriend on the ground still alive. It was my brother that told us the person that knocked them down with his car was Lucky Obiajuru Obigama. The girlfriend of my brother passionately asked for help from the driver but was turned down, he (driver) quickly entered his car and zoomed off.

"They stayed on the ground without any help from anybody. We have left everything to God. I know He will give us justice and punish whoever committed this dastardly act." she said.

On his part, he father of the deceased, Mr. John Oghanor lamented bitterly on the sudden death of his only son, saying that the entire family will never forget the circumstance that led to his sudden death.

Emmanuel was buried on Tuesday December 8, at his father's compound in Umunede, while his girlfriend, Chidinma was also buried same day in Akumazi- Umuocha amidst tears and wailing.

Nigeria’s Burna Boy and Canada’s Justin Bieber have been spotted together during studio sessions.

A video as seen on Twitter shows both artists currently working on a single together.

As of now, it is unclear what the title of the song is or when it will be released.

This would be the first time both acts are working together. Meanwhile, fans will keep their fingers crossed and await the release of the song.

This collaboration is just one of the many big collaborations Burna has been involved in. He featured Sam Smith‘s song, “Oasis”. He even had Diddy as one of the Executive Producers of his album, “Twice as Tall”.

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