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‘Why I am building statues” Rochas Okorocha explains

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Shortly after unveiling the statue of the Liberian President, Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, was asked by a journalist while he is building statues and he replied

“To immortalize people so our children yet unborn can read a piece of them. History is dying in Africa. We must keep history alive. In the next 100 years to come, most of us will not be here but this will stand for children to read stories and mold their character. If leaders are not mortalized, there will not be history for children yet unborn’.

Turns out Governor Okorocha also unveiled a road named after Liberian President, Ellen J. Sirleaf in Imo today (photo)

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Turns out Governor Okorocha also unveiled a road named after Liberian President, Ellen J. Sirleaf in Imo today (photo)

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, today unveiled the statue built in honour of visiting  Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Turns out a road was also named after her!

Turns out Governor Okorocha also unveiled a road named after Liberian President, Ellen J. Sirleaf in Imo today (photo)

Turns out Governor Okorocha also unveiled a road named after Liberian President, Ellen J. Sirleaf in Imo today (photo)

“Toyin Lawani arrested me” Bobrisky speaks out for the first time after his arrest

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LIB Exclusive: "Toyin Lawani arrested me and claimed I stole her cream customers" Bobrisky speaks out for the first time after his arrest

Bobrisky has spoken out for the first time since he was arrested in Lekki, Lagos on November 7th, 2017.

Speaking to LIB exclusively, Bobrisky revealed that serial entrepreneur Toyin Lawani was the one who called for his arrest stating that she accused him of stealing his customers.

He revealed that the case was reported in Abuja and that he is currently on his way to Abuja to resolve the issue. He said;

TOYIN LAWANI ASKED HER LAWYER TO WRITE PETITIONS AGAINST ME THAT I WORKED FOR HER AND I’M SELLING CREAM TO ALL HER CUSTOMERS. WHICH WAS A FAT LIE. I NEVER WORKED FOR TOYIN. SHE WAS MY FRIEND. I CAN’T REMEMBER EVER WORKING FOR TOYIN OR LEARNING HOW TO MAKE CREAM FROM HER.

THEN SHE ALSO SAID I THREATENED HER. SO WE ARE GOING TO ABUJA COS THAT WAS WHERE THE CASE WAS REPORTED. BEFORE SHE WROTE PETITIONS AGAINST ME, SHE HAD ALREADY THREATENED ME THAT SHE IS GIVING ME 7 DAYS TO GO TO THE INTERNET AND APOLOGIZE TO HER WHICH I SAID NO WAY BECAUSE SHE OFFENDED ME. I THINK BECAUSE I REFUSED TO APOLOGIZE, SHE GOT THE POLICE INVOLVED

Speaking about what transpired at the police station yesterday, Bobrisky said his phones were taken from him and he was told that he needed to wait until morning in order to go to Abuja.

YESTERDAY AT THE POLICE STATION, I WAS SITTING AT THE COUNTER AND I WAS TOLD I NEEDED TO WAIT UNTIL MORNING TO GO TO ABUJA.  MY PHONE WAS TAKEN FROM ME SO I COULDN’T TALK TO ANYONE. I’M TRYING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH MY LAWYER AND ALL THE PEOPLE I KNOW.

source : linda ikeji blog

The Top 100 Facts About Nigeria

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 Nigeria is a multi ethnic country with diverse religions, customs and ways of life, Nigeria is also world most populous country in the world.
Compilation below will excite you and really make you be proud as a citizen of Nigeria
1. Nigeria is made up of thirty-six states.
2. Nigeria has over two hundred and fifty ethnic groups.
3. Nigeria boasts of well over four thousand dialects.
4. Nigeria has fourth highest number of doctors in the world.
5. Nigeria has the second highest number of slang in the world after USA.
6. Nigeria is also among the top five countries in the world with unexplored natural gas reserves.
7. Nigerian schools has strict dress codes known as school uniforms.
8. Nigeria has two seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. Each of this seasons lasts for six months.
9. Nigeria has more writers and authors than the rest of West African Countries combined.
10. Nigeria is the third country with the highest number of musicians in the world.
11. Nigeria is the seventh largest democracy in the world.
12. Nigeria has one of the fastest growing telecommunications industry in the world.
nigeria ethnic diversity
– Nigeria is rich in cultural diversity
13. Nigeria has the 14th highest birthrate in the world.
14. Nigeria boasts of the highest number of press in Africa.
15. Nigeria has the highest rate of twins in the world, particularly the Yoruba tribe.
16. Nigeria ranks 19 in the world’s death rate.
17. Nigeria is U.S largest trading partner in the Sub-Saharan Africa.
18. Nigeria ranks 10 among the countries with the largest petroleum reserves.
19. Oil was discovered in Nigeria in 1956 at Oloibiri in Bayelsa state.
20. Another fact that is worthy of note about Nigeria is that the cost of living in it’s capital Abuja, is higher than that of London.
21. Nigeria Stock Exchange is the second largest in Africa.
22. Nigeria was named after River Niger.
23. Nigeria’s calling code is +234.
24. Nigeria’s Niger River is Africa’s third largest.
25. Nigeria’s total land area is 577,355+ sq mi.
26. The unification of Southern and Northern Nigeria took place in 1914.
27. The official name of Nigeria is Federal Republic of Nigeria.
28. Nigeria was declared a republic in 1963.
29. Nigeria’s highest populated city is Lagos.
30. Nigeria’s colonial master is Britain.
31. Nigeria is the thirteenth country with the highest fertility rate in the world.
32. China’s best market is Nigeria.
33. Nigeria adopted 6-3-3-4 educational policy in 1982.
34. Nigeria is seventh most populous country in the world.
35. Nigeria Lola Alakija is the richest black woman in the world.
36. Nigerian hotels are the most expensive in the world.
37. Wealthy Nigerians or celebrities are known to lavish money to host ceremonies.
38. Nigeria Nollywood film industry is the second biggest film industry in the world after Hollywood.
39. Nigeria took its first loan from the World Bank in 1977.
40. Nigeria has 5-6 richest pastors in the world.
41. Nigeria Igbo ethnic group are the most hardworking and the most industrious of all the ethnic groups in the country.
42. Nigeria fought civil war two years after her Independence.
43. Nigeria was the first country to effectively contain and eliminate the Ebola outbreak threat that ravaged some west African countries Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea
nigerian ebola survivor dr ada igonoh
– Nigerian Ebola survivor, Dr Ada Igonoh Delivered
44. Nigeria first coup was in January 1966.
45. Igbos in Northern cities suffered persecution and many fled to the Eastern Region in 1966.
46. Nigeria’s most expansive topographical region is that of the valleys of the Niger and Benue state river valleys.
47. Nigeria Lagos state is the largest city in Africa.
48. Nigeria economic development had been hindered by years of military rule, corruption and mismanagement.
49. Cocoa is the leading non-oil foreign exchange earner in Nigeria.
50. Nigeria has a wide array of unexploited mineral resources which include natural gas, coal, bauxite, tantalite, gold, tin, iron ore, limestone, niobium and lead and zinc.
51. Nigeria Calabar Carnival festival is tagged ” Africa’s Biggest Street Party”
calabar carnival
Calabar Carnival Festival
52. Nigerian satellite built in 2004, was Nigeria’s third satellite and Africa’s first communication satellite.
53. Nigeria is a religiously diverse society, with Islam and Christianity.
54. Nigeria cinema is Africa’s largest movie industry.
55. Nigeria provides free, government-supported education.
56. HIV/AIDS rate in Nigeria is much lower compared to the other African nations.
57. Nigeria cuisine is known for its richness and varieties .
58. Nigeria’s national football team, is known as the Super Eagles.
59. Gay marriage is prohibited in Nigeria, and offender risks 14 years jail term.
60. Mrs Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti mother of Fela Kuti was the first woman in Nigeria to drive a car.
61. Nigerian Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Africa.
62. The Obasanjo military regime converted Nigeria from a Parliamentary system to a Presidential system of government.
63. Nigeria took its first loan from the World Bank in 1977.
64. Sir Adesoji Aderemi becomes 1st Nigerian and 1st African to be appointed Governor in the Commonwealth. He became Governor before Nigeria got independence.
65. Osun Sacred Groove, a World Heritage site is one of the most visited scenic places in Nigeria.
66. River Benue and River Niger are the largest rivers in Nigeria.
67. Nigeria is a member of the British Commonwealth and the African Union.
68. The capital city of Nigeria is Abuja.
69. Nigeria’s motto is “Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress”
70. Nigeria legislators are the highest paid legislators in the world.
71. Portuguese were the first Europeans to reach Nigeria in 1472.
72. Nigeria has been ruled by the military for most of the 55 years of its independence from Britain.
73. Nigeria Calabar, Cross River State, contain the world’s largest diversity of butterflies.
74. Nigeria president has the highest vehicle convoy in the world.
75. Nigeria’s north (719,000 sq. km), occupies 80% of Nigeria’s land mass. In size it is four times the South.
76. Nigeria’s canoe called Dufuna Canoe is Africa’s oldest known boat which was discovered by a Fulani Herdsmen in Dufuna, Yobe.
77. There is a place called Sabo in every state in Nigeria.
78. The centre of Nigeria’s Oil Industry is Port Harcourt.
79. The currency of Nigeria is called the Naira.
80. Nigeria is among the top five countries with the largest unexplored natural gas reserves.
81. Nigeria is part of the OPEC
82. The National Flower is Cetus Spectabilis
83. Nigeria’s time zone is UTC +1
84. British Journalist Flora Shaw, later wife of Lord Frederick Lugard, named “Nigeria” after the great Niger River.
85. Nigerian are known as happy people despite hardships.
86. Nigeria is referred as the “Giant of Africa”.
87. The highest point in Nigeria is Chappal Waddi at 2,419 m (7,936 ft).
88. In 1963 Nigeria established a Federal Republic, with Azikiwe as its first president.
89. Nigerian Wole Soyinka is the first African Nobel Laureate
wole soyinka
– Wole Soyinka
90. In 1966 Nigeria had back-to-back military coups.
91. Nigeria’s total land area is 577,355 sq mi.
92. The United States of America is Nigeria’s largest foreign investor.
93. In 2005 Nigeria had the highest rate of deforestation in the world.
94. Former president Obasanjo military regime converted Nigeria from a Parliamentary system to a Presidential system of government.
95. Population in Nigeria increased from 1990 to 2008 by 57 million a 60% growth rate.
96. One in four Africans is a Nigerian.
97. Nigerian Civil War began in May 1967, after the Eastern Region declared independence as a state called the Republic of Biafra.
98. Nigeria Education is overseen by the Ministry of Education
99. Football is largely considered the Nigeria’s national sport.
100. The kingdom of Nri of Igbo people is the oldest kingdom in Nigeria.

What we know about Bobrisky’s ‘arrest’

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What we know about Bobrisky

About two hours ago, news broke on social media that Nigerian male barbie Bobrisky has been allegedly arrested in Lagos. The report said Bobrisky’s arrest may be connected to the lingering fight between him and serial entrepreneur Toyin Lawani.

 

Now here’s what LIB knows so far. We put a call through to Toyin Lawani, her personal assistant who spoke to us said ‘please she has nothing to do with that. You peoople should stop linking her to it’.

 

Another close associate to Toyin Lawani confirms her claim saying, ‘Toyin won’t stoop so low’.

 

We have also reached out to the Lagos State Poolice PRO, Famous Cole who said, ‘I’m not aware of such arrest at the moment. Maybe he was invited for questioning or he went voluntarily to make a complaint’.

 

From the photos circulating, Bobrisky is without any footwear and he looks visibly distraught which clearly means he didn’t go there voluntarily. He’s also not reachable at the moment as his mobile phone is switched off.

 

A source however tells LIB that Bobrisky’s arrest may be connected to his social media post yesterday where he came out as ‘GAY’, a criminal offence with a 14-year jail term in Lagos State.

 

We’ll keep digging and bring updates as soon as we have it.

Dear Blackface and Eedris stop talking nonsense all the time! – 2face Idibia

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Dear Blackface and Eedris?stop talking nonsense all the time! - 2face Idibia

An otherwise quite and easy going music legend, 2face Idibia has lost his cool and he just went off on a twitter rant blasting his ex-band member Blackface alongside Eedris Abdulkareem.

2face is reacting to Blackface’s recent interview on Pulseng’s ‘Loose Talk’ podcast where he criticised his lyrics and genrally the watery lyrics of  Nigerian musicians.

Eedris in recent interviews has also berated the quality of music churned out and in response, 2face took to twitter to tweet, ‘

dear blackface and idris. as na una sabi music pass make una do the music and stop talking nonsense all the time. I’m 2 busy so this is the only advice and response u’re gonna get from me. una fit resume una nonsense rants’.

dear blackface and idris. as na una sabi music pass make una do the music and stop talking nonsense all the time. I’m 2 busy so this is the only advice and response u’re gonna get from me. una fit resume una nonsense rants

Why is Jacob Zuma’s statue in Nigeria ? – Nigerians to Okorocha

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Jacob Zuma statue in Imo State, Nigeria

South African President Jacob Zuma visited Nigeria’s Imo state on Friday and had a giant bronze statue unveiled in his honor, a decision that has caused outrage in some parts of the country.

During Zuma’s visit, a giant bronze statue of him was unveiled in Nigeria’s Imo State; angry Nigerians react

The two-day visit happened just as South Africa’s Supreme Court ruled that President Zuma should face corruption charges.
Zuma visited Governor Rochas Okorocha in Owerri in a surprise visit that was only announced the same day by the South Africa presidency.
As well as the statue, Zuma was given a chiefaincy title and had a road named after him.
Local media reported that the cost of the statue was around 520million Naira — equivalent to $1.4 million.
Okorocha also conferred on Zuma the Imo Merit Award, the highest award the state gives to distinguished individuals.
As he unveiled the statue, Okorocha said: “We have decided to honor you for your love for education, though you were deprived in your early days in life but you are working to make sure that every poor child went to school.
“Your love for education to us is the connection between you and government and the people of Imo State.”
Okorocha and President Zuma also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will provide free education for poor children on the continent, according to local media reports.
Nigerians have weighed in on Twitter expressing their opinions on the statue of Zuma.

Photo: Bernice Burgos arrives Nigeria to host Dbanj’s album release party

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Photo: Bernice Burgos arrives Nigeria to host?Dbanj

Blac Chyna’s friend, Bernice Burgos has arrived Lagos, Nigeria to host the club tour of kokomaster, D’banj’s new album ‘The Kingdom Come’.

 

She arrived last night and she’ll be at Club DNA tonight to host the first first leg of the club tour alongside Faith Nketsi.

 

See a video below…

See a video below…

Lagos State government to honour Fela

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Lagos State government to honour Fela

Lagos State Government has announced plans to honour late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, as the week-long activities marking his 79th posthumous birthday and the 20th anniversary of his death draw near..

 

In a statement issued by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, the Government said the honour is in line with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s commitment to promote art and tourism and to celebrate iconic figures in politics, economics and culture sectors who have contributed to the image and development of Lagos State.

 

According to the Commissioner, Governor Ambode will on Sunday, October 15, 2017, unveil a statue in Fela’s memory at the Allen Roundabout in Ikeja.

 

The Governor will also pay a visit to the Kalakuta Museum on Gbemisola Street, Ikeja where he will join family and Fela devotees in homage to the music icon. The day will be rounded off with a Special Lagos Jump – a musical tribute to the man affectionately called “Abami Eda” – at the Afrika Shrine in Agidingi, Ikeja to draw the curtain on the 2017 edition of Felabration.

 

According to Ayorinde, “Fela did not only capture the global audience as a charismatic and energetic musician using Lagos as his base; he was revered for fighting against corruption and oppression even at the risk of imprisonment or death. His creativity, courage, passion and extraordinary ability to rise against the odds are trademarks of a true Lagosian”.  

 

‘Fela is a global icon and one of the biggest success stories from Lagos. Monuments are erected across the State to remember the contributions of people like him to preserve their legacies and our history as a people’.

 

Standing at 25 feet and titled ‘Liberation’, the statue is done in fibreglass by artist Abolore Sobayo of Cowrie Studios as ‘an iconic legacy to celebrate Fela’s unique dress sense and style of salute’.

Davido breaks silence on Tagbo’s death, releases statement and CCTV footage

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Nigerian music star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has released an official statement, dissociating himself from the death of his close pal, Tagbo Umeike.

The singer, through his legal adviser, Norrison Quakers (SAN) said he was never arrested by the police, rather he made himself available for questioning.

Our client maintains that he has not in any way lied about what he knows about the unfortunate incident, neither has his statement to the police been incoherent as unfortunately being presented in the media,” the statement read.

Davido also released CCTV footage from the Shisha lounge where he last saw the deceased before the tragic incident.

See the statement and the CCTV footage below
Davido statement

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