The first official kiss finally happened today between Gedoni and Khafi #BBNaija
Six men have landed themselves into trouble after they were convicted of performing money ritual popularly known as “mubobobo” in Zimbabwe, with 63 pairs of women’s panties in a graveyard.
The ring leader of the group Handerson Chiwondo fled from the court leaving his disciples to bear the brunt of the judgment after Chief Makope’s traditional court in Nzvimbo village, Chiweshe, Zimbabwe, gave its ruling.
￼The culprits pleaded guilty to the charges and exposed 70-year-old Handerson Chiwondo as their leader who then fled before the judgment.
The syndicate was only caught after traditional leaders summoned Bulawayo prophet Rutendo Mapurisa, also known as Madzibaba Sejiby from Umguza district to expose the criminals.
Chief Makope confirmed the incident and said six of the culprits pleaded guilty to the charge but one of the accused distanced himself from the allegations and called for a different set of prophets to prove his innocence.
“After the prophet from Bulawayo (Madzibaba Sejiby) identifying the culprits five of them said they were initiated into the “mubobobo” syndicate by the villager who fled after they were given small sticks which they used when going to bed.
“Five of the culprits wept in court, pleading guilty to witchcraft so I fined them 16 cattle and four goats since they were initiated unknowingly,” Chief Makope said.
Chief Makope is appealing for prophets who are not from his jurisdiction to come and prove the innocence of the villager who pleaded not guilty.
The traditional leader said if the villager is found guilty, he will be judged harshly for wasting the court’s time.
The romance in the BBNaija reality show is rapidly heating up and housemates Khafi and Gedoni are currently in the lead.
It appears being up for eviction once was enough to make Khafi and Gedoni finally acknowledge the growing chemistry between them.
In a recent video currently trending on social media, the couple who can’t seem to get their hands off each were seen in bed smooching which eventually led to their first kiss.
The BBNaija couple seem to be winning the hearts of many BBNaija fans who have taken to social media to express their joy at their love.
It appear the 2019 edition of the Big Brother Naija reality show is getting hotter by the day. If they aren’t keeping people entertained with their dance moves and budding romance in the house, they are getting into fights. Housemates Esther and Thelma got social media buzzing with their recent fight about the politically correct choice of word to describe a mentally challenged person.
They were given a challenge to come up with an educative play. Thelma opted to play the role of a mentally challenged person. However, rather than use a less offensive word, she called them imbecile.
African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, and West African Boxing Union (WABU) welterweight king, Rilwan “Baby Face” Oladosu have respectively tipped themselves to win the N1million cash prize and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy attached to the best boxer award at GOtv Boxing Night 19. The event, which will stage nine professional bouts, including two all-female encounters, will hold on 21 July at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National in Lagos.
Both boxers are previous winners of the award, with Joe Boy winning thrice and Baby Face twice. Speaking during separate radio interviews, each of the boxers boasted that he will win the prize.
“I have won this prize three times and I am sure, very sure, of winning again. Winning the prize on three occasions has really helped me and I thank the sponsors for giving encouragement to Nigerian boxers. I have my eyes on the prize,” said the ABU champion, who is billed to fight Tope “Berinja” Agboola in a national lightweight challenge contest at the event.
A similar level of confidence was expressed by the soft-spoken Baby Face, who is due to face Eden Biki of Ghana in the headline bout, an international welterweight challenge duel. The WABU champion and product of the GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, said it has been a while since he last won the prize and he is ready to claim it.
“I went off the scene for a few months, but I’m back. I’m ready to show that I’m the best. I will go home with prize after wiping the floor with Biki. I’m back and better,’ he boasted.
Big names scheduled to fight at the event also include Waidi “Skoro” Usman, former ABU featherweight champion and one-time winner of the best boxer award, who will face another past winner, Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje, in a national challenge bout. Similarly, on the list are Rilwan “Rilwan” Oladosu, another past winner and WABU lightweight champion, who takes on Hammed “Ese Hammed” Ganiyu in a challenge face-off; and Tope “TP Rock” Musa, who fights Kazeem “The Light” Oluwo in the featherweight division. Other fights include two featuring females. One will see Rodiat Ibrahim facing namesake Rodiat Yusuf, while the other pitches Cynthia Ogunsemilore against Adedeji Abiodun.
The event will be broadcast live on SuperSport in 47 African countries.
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the Lekki toll plazas would be open to motorists on Thursday for an assessment of the traffic problem in the area.
According to the governor, the plazas would be open for free passage of vehicles between 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sanwo-Olu spoke while addressing state house correspondents after a tour of the Victoria Island-Lekki-Ajah area about traffic and flooding issues.
He said that the opening of the tollgates would allow the government to carry out a traffic situation analysis to find solutions to the issue of gridlock and other traffic issues in the Victoria Island-Lekki-Oniru corridor.
“We have consulted with a few traffic experts and what we are going to do tomorrow (Thursday) is to leave the toll plaza open.
“The Lekki Ikoyi link bridge and the Lekki toll gate is going to be open for over three hours from 6.30a.m to 9.30a.m tomorrow. It will also be left open in the evening from 4:30 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The objective is that we want to do a real simulation of traffic study,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Access Bank Plc, in partnership with She Leads Africa, has concluded the first phase of #SheMeansBusiness, a Facebook programme aimed at empowering female SMEs on how to leverage digital platforms to drive growth in their businesses.
The training, aimed at scaling up the skills of small business owners to take advantage of the captive market on social media platforms in Nigeria and beyond, kicked off in the month of June and has held in Abuja, Lagos, Enugu and Ibadanwith over 500 female business owners in attendance.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja during the start of the training series, Executive Director, Retail banking, Access Bank Plc, Victor Etuokwu, said “As one of the fastest growing retail banks in the country, Access Bank is always at the forefront of leveraging technology to drive emerging businesses. The idea behind this partnership and empowerment programme is to give our SME customers an opportunity to expand their access to market and increase their visibility to potential customers.
There are over two billion people on Facebook globally and over 65 billion WhatsApp messages exchanged globally on a daily basis. With the right knowledge, our customers can showcase their products to large audiences as well as get leads that will take their businesses forward.”
Etuokwu further said “We intend to actualise our promise as the largest retail bank in Africa to provide not just financial services but also non-financial services which we provide knowing that when our customers succeed it will trickle down to us.”
During an interview with Chigozie Onyeocha, the Regional and Sales Director of Lagos Mainland at Access Bank, it was learnt that the bank has strong interest in Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). According to Onyeocha, Access Bank believes that if SMEs are well supported, the country’s economy will benefit in return.
“We have millions of SME businesses in Nigeria in this category, employing over 60 million Nigerians presently, for us, we believe if we support the SME sector right, we will have a better economy.” He went further to disclose that the programme was initiated because of the bank’s belief that women are better managers.
“Women are better managers, and if we engage them well and provide them with the necessary materials and opportunities to grow their businesses, it will help our mission, which is to boost the nation’s economy.”
“We actually have a division in the bank that caters to women, and we have opportunities that we expose our female customers to. We have loan facilities for women at a low-interest rate, encouraging them to do their businesses right. Our goal is to have more empowered women which we believe will deliver a better economy,” Onyeocha concluded.
She Leads Africa’s Digital Marketing Trainer, Adeyemi Adedayo, said the programme is specifically designed for women to upscale and boost their businesses, and focuses on how to use Facebook’s family apps, including Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram.
Adedayo stressed that feedback from the business owners engaged so far has been tremendous. “We have since recorded remarkable growth in engaging these women and the results derived from these engagements have been very remarkable. The women have responded well so far, and it is encouraging for the trainers” he said.
While Adedayo stated the initiative has birthed futuristic businesses that will thrive the economy, he lauded Access Bank Plc for keying into the objective of Facebook’s human empowerment.
“Access Bank has been great in this collective responsibility with She Leads Africa and Facebook to empower in order to have a robust economy.”
One of the participants, Bolanle Alabi, CEO, Easy Flight Travels in Lagos, said, “I have learnt how to market products online by locating my audience and giving them direct information. Sometimes when you go on Facebook, you do not give the specific details to be able to attract the required audience, I have learnt how to restructure and how to create the right profile.”
The second phase of the Access Bank, Facebook and She Leads Africa training will continue in Abeokuta on Wednesday, July 17, Jos, July 23, and Benin, July 26, 2019.
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The Director General, Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Oluwatoyin Gafaar has lauded the resilience of the Super Eagles following their 3-2 win over Cameroon at the on-going Africa Cup of Nations.
Commending the team who came from a goal deficit to pip their arch rival and book a quarter final ticket, he said the victory calmed frayed nerves after their loss against Madagascar.
Gafaar commended the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who was physically present to cheer the team to victory.
“Lagos State is known for excellence and this has once again been demonstrated by His Excellency on the international stage after motivating the Super Eagles to victory in Alexandria, Egypt at a critical moment when they were down.”
Gafaar described the gesture as a reflection of Sanwo-Olu’s understanding of Sports terrain and importance of identifying with athletes.
“Every athlete derive greater motivation from being appreciated and that was exactly what His excellency did by promising the Super Eagles players handsome reward if they upturn the 2-1 deficit in the second half which they did in a grand style.”
The DG said the incentive from His Excellency should not seen or limited to the surface value by Lagosians.
According to Gafaar, if the Governor could dedicate such time to sports less than 2 months after assuming office, then athletes and sports stakeholders are in for a good time.
“I can tell from my experience that His Excellency’s gesture contributed in no small way in motivating the players. Having realised that Nigerians appreciated what they have been doing as a team, the players got the mental strength to secure the crucial win.”
With an unlimited and human resources left untapped in the sports industry, Bolowotan said the Lagos State Sports Commission will focus on grass roots sports developments cutting across the sports as well as infrastructure development.