Month: November 2018

Nigeria testing 5G network for 2020 rollout – Main News

By liberator News

Nigeria has started trial testing of the rollout plan of 5G networks with the 26GHz, 38GHz and 42GHz spectrum bands beginning with the Eko Atlantic Project.

The country regulatory agency, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), would be ready to roll out 5G by 2020.

NCC said in Abuja on Thursday during a collaborative meeting with GSMA for 5G rollout in Nigeria.

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said 5G broadband data will drive connectivity and allow humans to interact with connected devices to check their health status and remotely control home appliances without physical contact.

Danbatta acknowledged the deficit in infrastructure rollout and spectrum availability in the country but added that the NCC was already working to address the challenges.

He said NCC would begin with the available 26GHz, 38GHz and 42GHz to drive 5G rollout in the country.

Danbatta said, “NCC is already working on the three key factors that will drive 5G deployments, which include infrastructure, spectrum and regulation ahead of the 2020 rollout date.

“We will rely on existing policies and regulation and still come up with additional policies and regulation that will address any hiccups.”

Also speaking, the Head, sub-Saharan Africa for GSMA, Mr. Akinwale Goodluck, said although Nigeria still operates 2G and 4G networks, they will gradually give way for 5G as the demand for 5G increases among the millennial, who are the digital natives.

GSMA used the occasion of the collaborative meeting to launch its latest report, which focused on ‘Spotlight on Nigeria: Delivering a Digital Future.’

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Alabini youth conference: I will produce 400 graduates in 4 years, Akamu vows

Agbedi has done much for Alabini – Lugbenwei

As publisher Princewill, Berry makes presentations

Candidate vying to represent the people of Ekeremor Constituency 3 in the Bayelsa state house of assembly come 2019, Hon. Fred Akamu has promised to produce 400 graduates in four years if elected.

Fred Akamu, a candidate under the Action Democratic Party, ADC made the call on Wednesday while presenting his manifesto at the Mathocrystal Hotel, Imiringi at the one day Alabini National Youth Conference held in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa state.

The ADC candidate had particularly stated that he will use his constituency development fund in the state house of assembly to support education in every community constituting EKELGA constituency 3.

According to him, he will also tap from other available sources and would be producing 100 graduates each year.

On his part, representing the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate for the Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency in Bayelsa state, Chief (Hon.) Fred Y. Agbedi; Chief Austine Lugbenwei had stated that Agbedi has done much for Alabini, Bayelsa, Niger Delta and the country at large.

However, Hon. (Mrs) Ebibofayei Alfreder, candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP for Ekeremor constituency 3, Bayelsa State House of Assembly had unveiled her plans for the people of Alabini if elected.

The outspoken candidate had noted that she will key into already established organizations to provide local and international scholarship for constituents if elected.

Alfreder had decried the level of underdevelopment in Alabini, stressing that the region needs a leadership that would change its fortune for good.

Meanwhile, Amb. Binebai Yerin Princewill, publisher of the Liberator Newspaper who stormed the programme as a guest speaker had charged the youths of Alabini to properly organize themselves to take up leadership position, noting that the destiny of Alabini lies in the hands of the youths.

Princewill while speaking among other pertinent issues had noted that there is a growing global demand for youthful representation and the youths of Alabini in Bayelsa must also key into what he described as a positive vision.

Nevertheless, president of the Alabini Youth Coalition for Good Governance, Comr. Collins Tarasele had vowed to mobilize the youths of Alabini to facilitate development through the use of intellect.

The Liberator can report that earlier in his key note address, Chief (Hon.) Berry Negrese had challenged the youths of Alabini to realize their potentials in the Bayelsa politics.

Negrese, a Niger Delta philanthropist cum business tycoon had told youths of Alabini to prepare themselves for the task ahead, stressing that a journey of thousand miles begins with a step.

It would be recalled that the hall at the Mathocrystal Hotel was filled to its capacity with nearly all political office holders, business tycoons, party leaders and her candidates as youths of Alabini extraction throng out in their numbers to grace the occasion.

Ayakoromo For Christ 2018 Mega Crusade,Altar Of Fire Int’l Church General Free Medical Care Services In Progress

By Oyinbi Onduku _Warri

As part of its annual Crusade in propagating the undiluted word of God all over the world,the Altar of Fire Int’l Church in collaboration with Ayakoromo Community and CAN 4Days powerful crusade taking place at Ayakoromo Community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State,has commenced today with free medical services to patients.

The programme which commence yesterday pull over three thousand people from different part of Nigeria gathered at Ayakoromo for this years Altar of Fire Int’l Church life transforming powerful mega crusade with the theme,’Gratitude To God’.

At about 7: a.m today,over 500 patients from various communities in Burutu, Bomadi,Warri etc.has already seated in front of the Church premises at Ayakoromo market square waiting for the Medical team for attendance.

At exactly 8:am,a team of medical Doctors from Bayelsa State,led by an Obstetrics/Gynaecologist, Dr.Kofa Ikpodaupade has started test and administering of drugs to patients with different kind of ailment.

Speaking to NDM News Xclusive,the Director of the Medical Team,Dr.Kofa said, they are carrying out treatment in three different areas,including Urinalysis, Random/Fasten Blood Shugar and Maleria Parasite check up precisely.

According to Dr.Kofa said,” as at 11:30.am,they have attended to over 300 patients and many more are still on ground to be attended to.We arrived late yesterday and resume work this morning. The programme encompasses both physical health care service delivery and spiritual praises and worship to God Almighty.

Dr.Kofa reiterated that,the free medical care programme was sponsored by Altar of Fire Int’l Church,headquarters in Yenagoa,Bayelsa State.I am in charge of medical services and thereafter,the spiritual aspect of the programme will take place in the evening at Ayakoromo playground,venue of the crusade,Dr.Kofa stated”.

However,other members of the medical team working with Dr.Kofa includes;Dr. Deinanagha Oyinbonogha (in charge of drugs administration to patients), Dr.Agiama Fedekefe( Lab Assistant),Nurse Arerebo Bridget and Nurse Zipamo Preye who are in charge of test and blood check up.

Meanwhile,later today,the founder and General Overseer (GO),Altar of Fire Int’l Church worldwide, Evang Dr.Samuel Elaweremi will use the programme to dedicate his house and give gratitude to God for what the Lord has done for him.

FIFTEEN STUPID THINGS A WIFE CAN DO TO MESS UP HER MARRIAGE

FIFTEEN STUPID THINGS A WIFE CAN DO TO MESS UP HER MARRIAGE…

1) DARING YOUR HUSBAND TO BEAT YOU:
You block the door way, then dare him to beat you up and see what will happen. A Lot of women have done this and end up regretting.

2) DARING YOUR HUSBAND TO SLEEP WITH ANOTHER WOMAN:
You will be making a major mistake if you dare your husband to sleep with another woman. You may live to regret it.

3) NEGLECTING YOUR BODY AND LOOKS BECAUSE YOU ARE MARRIED:
“I am married i can relax, after all who is looking at me.?” He married you Slim, sexy and trendy. Next thing you become obsessed, dirty and shabbily dressed.
It is the mistake of most careless married women.

4) DENYING YOUR HUSBAND SEX REGULARLY:
You are a career woman; You are an overly religious woman… Hmmm! You feel sex in marriage is secondary, you deny your husband your body regularly, so he is sexually starved and intimacy famished. His Secretary, colleagues and girls in church are seducing and begging him to come to them but you have padlocked your Jerusalem and expect him not to lust after others. His mind will drift from you towards them.

5) LEAVING YOUR HUSBAND FOR YOUR FEMALE FRIEND TO CATER FOR:
“My dear friend, please be my eye as I travel for this one week, help cater for my husband and my little kids”. By the time you are back, your dear friend has so really helped you by sleeping with your husband and expecting a new baby as continuation from where you stopped.
If at all she has not eloped with your man, leaving your children all alone.
It is very stupid to commit your husband into the hands of your beautiful and very active friend.

6) LEAVING YOUR HUSBAND IN THE HANDS OF YOUR HOUSE MAID:
Your maid is the one that cooks,cleans the house, cares for the children and your husband. You suddenly become a lazy bone since the arrival of the maid. All you do is shout and place orders. Not bad! But if your husband feels more love and care from the maid, sister that maid won’t struggle to snatch your husband. You are the one graciously giving him to her and those that need him.

7) EMPLOYING A FULLY GROWN, RED BLOODED LADY AS A MAID:
She is fully grown up and well endowed back and front very tantalizing. She dresses skimpily and sexily like an actress, cat walks like a model and that is your own house maid?
What a mistake!

8) EMPLOYING A HOUSE GIRL THAT IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOU:
Employing a house girl more beautiful than you is a major technical mistake most women make. This means you are using your money to employ a rival for yourself. Don’t be foolish when getting a maid. They act dumb like maids to you for the time being but when your husband starts sleeping with them, you will be shocked they are more agile than you when they start fighting you.

9) USING ANALOG BRAIN TO LIVE WITH A DIGITAL HUSBAND:
Your husband is growing with ideas and all; you contribute nothing than sitting down at home to eat. He is dressing like a guy with jeans and face cap; you are celebrating the fact that you are a married woman to a Yuppy cute man. Your husband is on *Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, Skype etc;* the only thing you know about mobile phone is receiving and making calls. Your husband is talking about stock market; you only talk about tomato market. He’s talking about Forex; you are talking about fruit and vegetables only. He will see you so backwards, local and dumb. Upgrade please!

10) FAILING TO COMMIT YOUR FAMILY INTO THE HANDS OF GOD:
A wife won’t do well if she fails to commit her family into the hands of God regularly. Don’t make such mistakes of thinking you are in charge of your husband and marriage and you can handle things. Be prayerful, hand over your family to God daily. May you never labour in vain and another reaps where you have sown!

11) FIGHTING YOUR MOTHER IN-LAW CARELESSLY:
You may fight your Mother in-law dirty and think you have won especially if she’s innocent, you will end up losing. Her son and herself have been friends and lovers for years before you came; may be before you were born. She was the first ‘wife’ of your husband and also the first ‘girlfriend’. Her son cannot divorce her and she is more experienced than you in matrimonial battles, in fact she is a veteran of many conflicts. Yes i know that a wife becomes a priority and number one and some men try to place their mums above their wives . That is stupid and sickening! Apply wisdom and talk to God and your husband about it. But don’t come in with the intention to separate mother and son. Respect a worthy mother in-law. Not all of them are wicked. Not all are witches. You meet a wicked one, apply wisdom and avoid her ways.

12) TELLING YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE:
When you tell your friends about your sex life and how your husband rocks you, you are indirectly telling them to go have a feel of him. They can size you up and know whether your husband is hot or not, whether he is sexually fulfilled or not. They may even know your Husband’s “turn on” and use it against him then grab your husband. Most women have carelessly lost their husbands as they boast to their friends “my husband is too sexually demanding, he is an expert when it comes to sex, he is a horse, he almost kills me in bed, he has a horse size” etc… Your friends will pick information like this and cover things up where you have been failing.

13) REPORTING YOUR HUSBAND TO HIS MUM:
It looks beautiful to report your husband to his Mum, but the end result will hurt you. Most mothers will support their sons any day; children are always right before their Mothers. Seek counsel in the right quarters, never report your husband to his Mum unless his mum is so god fearing, honest and impartial.

14) LETTING CHILDREN TAKE THE PLACE OF YOUR HUSBAND:
Many wives abandon their husbands, denying them of love, care and attention as soon as babies begin to arrive they transfer all affection to their kids. To sleep in bed, they put the Baby in between themselves making the man feel lost and the bond divided. No warm hugs, caress etc.

15) USING SEX WRONGLY:
Sex is supposed to bind you both together, it is supposed to create intimacy and love but in many homes it is the bone of contention. Some women do turn sex to a tool of manipulation;
Some use it for trade by barter. *Some wives will suddenly become commanders at home when their husbands touch them for sex, ordering the man around, “go and off the Fan” “go and lock the gate” “go and check whether our children are sleeping” “How about that money I asked you to give me?” Etc…*
This is just too bad.

Some wives sleep like log of wood in bed while some even wear Jean, knickers to bed.
Nothing sexy
Nothing erotic
Nothing romantic
Nothing Inviting!
If you continue like this you will hurt your marriage deeply and you may destroy your future also. He will start lusting and chasing sexy daughters of Jezebel out there who may fetish him out of home to themselves

A smart wife builds her home, the stupid ones are careless. I know you will be like…. Why can’t he have self control and stay faithful?

Forget it dear.

We are all humans and things push us to do things we never planned.

Be wise!!!

Federal Govt begs ASUU to make sacrifice, suspend strike in nation’s interest

Federal Govt begs ASUU to make sacrifice, suspend strike in nation’s interest

THE Federal Government has pleaded with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to make a sacrifice and suspend its on-going industrial action in the interest of the nation.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote; who has been at the centre of the efforts to resolve the crisis, appealed the members of ASUU to make some sacrifices as parents to secure the future of Nigeria children.

Mrs Odusote made the appeal while addressing the delegates of the African Students Union Parliament (ASUP), led by its Speaker Kewul Abel in Abuja on Tuesday.

The ASUP delegation was on a courtesy visit to the permanent secretary; where they honour and presented her with the Pan African Leadership Award for Excellence.

The permanent secretary said: “I am appealing to ASUU members, who are also parents, that there are some sacrifices that some people have to make so that the future of our children can be secured. If our children are sitting at home at a critical time like this, with the year coming to an end, and the nation preparing for a national election. The tendencies that they will start running into political groups for vices engagement are high.”

“Therefore, it is in the national interest that the on-going industrial action embarked upon by ASUU be amicably resolved through social dialogue for our children to continue their educational pursuit,” The Permanent Secretary said.

Appreciating the African Students Union Parliament for recognising her humble contribution to national development, Mrs Ibukun Odusote said: “I want to thank you for this honour, there are many that have put in hard work and have not had the opportunity of being recognised. I thank God that this is happening and that we can see a day like this.”

Speaking further, the Permanent Secretary attributed her achievements to the contributions and support she enjoyed from members of staff both past and present.

She tasked the student parliamentarian to pay attention to their education so that they can come out in flying colours

In his remarks, the Speaker of the African Students Union Parliament, Kewul Abel said, in recognition of the contributions of the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote to national development and vivacious nature fused with remarkable administrative acumen, the students parliament decided to pay her a courtesy visit and present her with the Pan African Leadership Award for Excellence.

Drew Brees becomes first NFL quarterback to throw 30 touchdowns in 10 seasons _Mainnews.blog

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks to throw against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of an NFL football game, in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Talk about a turnaround.

Two quarters removed from starting a game with four straight incompletions for the first time in his career, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees etched his name in the NFL’s record books again — this time becoming the first quarterback to throw 30 touchdowns in 10 seasons.

Brees surpassed Peyton Manning and Brett Favre to claim the record, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Brees’ 30th touchdown of the 2018 season came on a 30-yarder to Keith Kirkwood. The pass not only earned Brees another accolade to his seemingly endless resume, but also pulled the Saints within a field goal of the Dallas Cowboys in Thursday’s game in Arlington, Texas.

ASUU STRIKE: We may be facing a total collapse of our educational sector – ASUU

University lecturers had on November 5 embarked on a strike after Federal Government failed to implement the 2009 agreement it entered into with the union.

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has now cautioned that the ongoing strike by its members may be prolonged as no concrete resolution has been reached in the negotiation with the Federal Government.

The union also called on parents and students to show understanding over the development so as to save Nigeria’s university system from collapse.

Biodun Ogunyemi, the ASUU National President, made the appeal in an interview in Lagos.

The lecturers are also calling for full implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) agreement with the government in 2017; improved working conditions and welfare package; and upgrade of facilities in universities across the country.

According to him, the strike is not to short-change students, parents and other key stakeholders but to save the country’s university system from collapse.

“We want to call on our students and parents to show understanding with our struggle as we are in this together.

“The whole essence of this struggle is to ensure that our students get worthy and deserving certificates that they will be proud of anywhere they may find themselves in the world.”

“The struggle is to ensure too that we save Nigerian universities from going the way our public primary and secondary schools have gone.

“Today, most parents are sending their children and wards to private primary and secondary schools around the country because of the perceived or alleged falling standards.

“We do not want our universities to go the same way because a lot of our parents may not be able to afford the private university fees,” he said.

“The sad thing now is that the World Bank is giving funds to some private universities to thrive over public universities.

“Unless Nigerians rise to the occasion and join ASUU in putting pressure on both the Federal and state governments to pay adequate attention to our universities, secondary and primary schools, we may be facing a total collapse of our educational sector, ‘’ Mr Ogunyemi said.

“We met on Monday in order to reach an agreement on the key issues we are agitating for but nothing tangible came out of the meeting.

“Rather than come out with firm commitment on what to do about these demands, they were appealing to us to go back to the classrooms while they tackle the issues; and to us they have missed the point.

“We were told that the negotiation will continue on Friday, November 30 but up till now, as we speak, I have not received any notice of meeting to that effect,” he said.

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MOB JUSTICE!! Angry Lagosians beat SARS officer to death after fatal shooting of traffic official

The Police has confirmed that the FSARS officer who killed shot and killed a LASTMA officer in Lagos on Wednesday has died from the wounds he sustained following the beating he got from the angry mob after the incident.

Reacting to the incident, the head of Police Public Complaint Commission, Yomi Shogunle, took to his Twitter some minutes after PREMIUM TIMES report to announce that the inspector who shot the LASTMA officer was mobbed and died while being rushed to a hospital.

“UPDATE on “SARS officer shoots LASTMA official dead.”

“The Inspector that allegedly shot dead Late Rotimi Adeyemo ‘m’ at Iyana-Ipaja Roundabout, Lagos at 6pm of 28.11.2018 was beaten to stupor by irate mob at the scene. This policeman also died while being rushed to the hospital. Both corpses have been deposited at Mainland General Hospital morgue, Lagos for an autopsy, RIP.”

“The name of the policeman is withheld because his NoK is yet to be notified by NPF. State CID Panti Yaba, Lagos is investigating the circumstances surrounding this double-murder case”, his tweet read While the Mr Shogunle did not disclose the identity of the officer, the Lagos State police spokesperson, Chike Oti, in a statement, identified him as Olukunle Olonode.

“On November 28, around 6pm, the driver of a Toyota Highlander SUV, with registration number LSR 277 BJ, later identified as Police Inspector, Olukunle Olonade, attached to FSARS Ikeja while driving along Iyana-Ipaja Road, was contravened for driving against traffic by a LASTMA official, one Rotimi Adeyemi, aged 46 years at Iyana-Ipaja Roundabout. The two men vehemently disagreed with each other. However, during the altercation, the said Inspector Olukunle Olonade allegedly shot the LASTMA officer to death. Consequently, irate mob, who thought that the shooter was an armed hoodlum because he was in mufti, descended on him and beat him to stupor.

“Although he was later rescued by teams of policemen drafted to the scene, he later gave up the ghost while being rushed to a hospital for treatment. The serial number of the pistol recovered at the scene was checked in the system and it revealed the bearer as Inspector Olukunle Olonade attached to FSARS Ikeja. Corpses of the deceased have been evacuated to the morgue for autopsy. The CP Lagos has directed that the late Inspector Olakunle Olonade be tried posthumously in orderly room and be recommended for dismissal from the Force,” he said.

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JAMB announces date for 2019 registration – MainNews.Blog

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday announced that registration for 2019/ 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will commence in December.

The Head of Media of the Board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, announced this while addressing newsmen during the conduct of promotion exercise for the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), at the board’s Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre in Abuja,NAN reports.
According to Benjamin, no specific date has been fixed for the commencement of the registration yet.

He, however, said that plans were underway to do so as soon as possible as the board was initially waiting for the pronouncement of the presidency on the reduction of the examinations fee, which was formally announced on Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the downward review of the examination registration fees from N5,000 to N3,500 effective from January 2019.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, announced this after the meeting.

Benjamin said it was commendable what the President had done as he was someone, who had always had the interest of the masses at heart and would prove to ensure that no Nigerian was deprived of tertiary education.

” The president has overtime, expressed concern that the charges were high.
” Our consistent remittance has proven that something could actually be done and even if charges are reduced, examinations can still be conducted with no service suffering any issue of funding.

” The president has taken this bold step, we will see what happens after this reduction and if need be for further reduction, Mr President will do so in no distant time because he has concerns for the ordinary Nigerian on the streets. ”

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BREAKING: Boko Haram killed 23 soldiers not 100, Army finally release casualty figures of Matele attack

The Nigerian Army has revealed that 23 of its personnel were killed and 31 others wounded when the Boko Haram insurgents overran the military base at Metele in Borno state.

This was contained in a statement released by the Army Wednesday night, ten days after the deadly attack and obtained by The Guardian.ng

“As at date 23 personnel were killed in action and 31 personnel were wounded in action and have been evacuated to several medical hospitals within Borno State, contrary to media reports that 100 soldiers were killed”, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman said in the statement.

Usman also confirmed that between November 2nd and 17th the insurgents attacked troops’ positions at Kukawa, Ngoshe, Kareto and Gajiram.

He said troops repelled those attacks but lost 16 soldiers, while 12 others sustained injuries in those incidents.

“The sacrifices of these fallen heroes will not be in vain. We also wish all those wounded in action speedy recovery and assure them of our continued support and care,” Usman said.

It should be recalled that Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Sunday, however, said the Military did not release the casualty figures in line with global practice.

“All over the world, the military does not or rarely disclose the figure of its casualties,” Adesina said in an interview with Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

A fact-check by The Guardian showed the Adesina’s claim is untrue.

The attack has been condemned by security analysts while many Nigerians are also questioning how the $1 billion approved in April for firearms was used.

Soldiers complained about the deplorable state of their equipment in a five-minute video seen on Saturday, a soldier, while lamenting that dozens of troops had died in a recent attack, showed the burnt shells of several tanks and vehicles in the Metele base.

“See the weapons they bring here. These are not working. These are outdated vehicles, they are not working. They just keep them here for formality,” the soldier said.

President Buhari while reacting expressed deep shock on the attack and summoned the defence chiefs afterwards.

The Nigerian Senate adjourned its session last Thursday to mourn the fallen soldiers.