NDLEA chair: Over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has lamented the rate of drug abuse in the country.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs nationwide.
“It needs repeating that the number of drug users in Nigeria now, looking at all the age brackets, must be well over 15 million.
“If we extrapolate these figures from the recent UNOGC survey of 2018 which put us at 14.3 million Nigerians between the ages of 15 and 64 that are found to be drug users, which is roughly three times the global average.
“I used to be the Ambassador to South Africa/Lesotho and Swaziland; the populations of Swaziland, Lesotho, and Botswana are still not up to 15 million. It is the task of NDLEA to stop all these unacceptable nonsense”, he said.
Marwa, issued the stern warning during his first meeting with the management team of the agency.
The NDLEA boss warned drug barons and traffickers to back out of the illicit trade or be ready for hard times.
While condemning a situation where drug use has eaten very deep into the nation’s social fabric, he reiterated the agency’s commitment to fighting every form of drug abuse in the country.
“I would like to warn those who engage in the dastardly trade of importation, export, cultivation, processing, manufacture, trafficking, sale, and consumption of illicit substances to stop forthwith or be prepared to contend with the NDLEA.
“The NDLEA will safeguard the nation and our youths from the drug menace. That is a task that must be done.
“Together, by the grace of God, we will resuscitate and reposition NDLEA to full active life, to be effective, respected and feared by the concerned criminals. Nigeria is the only country we have; we cannot fold our arms. We can, will, and must eliminate the drug scourge”, he added.
Bandits Kidnap Prof, Kill Son, Three Others
Bandits on Sunday, in separate attacks on three Local Government Areas of Kaduna State killed four people, including the son of a professor, two vigilante members and one other.
It was reported that they attacked Igabi, Zaria, and Giwa Local Government Areas.
Information gathered revealed that the bandits first attacked Anaba village and Birnin Yero town, all in Igabi LGA where one person was killed.
The development was confirmed by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in the state, Samuel Aruwan.
The Commissioner identified one of the victims as Lawali Abdulhameed, who was shot in an attempt to escape.
The commissioner disclosed that the bandits stormed Wusasa in Zaria LGA where they kidnapped the Wazirin Wusasa (title holder), Prof. Aliyu Mohammed, in his residence while his son, Abdulaziz Aliyu, was killed during the attack.
Aruwan further stated that the Professor’s nephew, Abba Kabiru, who was in the residence when the incident happened was shot and injured.
According to the commissioner, bandits on motorcycles in large numbers stormed Iyatawa village of Giwa LGA but were repelled by some vigilantes, forcing them to flee.
However, Aruwan noted that two among the vigilantes who battled the bandits were killed.
“Two of the local vigilantes, Malam Auwalu and Alassan Shehu, were sadly killed during the encounter as ground and air patrols were quickly mobilized to the location for a comprehensive engagement,” he said.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai on receiving the reports, sent condolences to the families of the slain residents and vigilantes, praying for the repose of their souls. He also prayed for speedy recovery for the injured.”
“The Governor also thanked the military for the swift response in deploying forces to the affected community in Giwa local government area.”
“Groups of local vigilantes confronted the bandits, eventually forced them to disperse,” he added.
2023: Use Wisdom Not Power – Ooni Urges Tinubu campaigners
The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi II, on Monday, called on campaigners of the Presidential ambition of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, to use wisdom and not power.
The monarch stated this while receiving organisers of the South West Agenda, a political group supporting the presidential ambition of the former Governor of Lagos State.
Ogunwusi noted that the presidential desire of the APC leader can only be achieved through unity.
He said, “Asiwaju Tinubu is a very great descendant of Oduduwa. He’s such a unique Yoruba son and we are always proud of him. He is popular and known for uprightness.”
“But first, I want to challenge all politicians here this afternoon to first go and work on yourselves, you must be United if you are indeed for the Yoruba race. It is you people that form political parties, change from one party to another among other things.”
“With all that said, I want you to know that many will rise with similar interest and it is allowed. I implore you and your principal to deploy wisdom, not power so that we will all be on the same page.”
“We Yorubas are Omoluabis and I want you all to know that everything is not politics. With these in mind, it shall be well with us and we are good to go.”
The Chairman for the South West Agenda, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, while speaking on the reason for their visit said they seek the spiritual blessings of Ooni.
He said, “Baba, this is the highest throne in Yorubaland and Ile-Ife is the town that gave birth to all the entire Yoruba race. We have come here today to seek your blessings and support towards the actualisation of having a Yoruba man as the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023. In this quest, we have found Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu worthy and that is why we have embarked on this assignment even without being sent.”
“We Yorubas must unite ourselves to realise this and not make ourselves tools in the hands of those who might be willing to divide us against ourselves. SWAGA is well known to almost everyone in the country including those from other parts who have declared support for the movement.”
African Pay TV market to reach 51 million subscribers by 2026 – report
The African pay-TV market is set to reach 51 million subscribers by 2026, according to a report by London-based Digital TV Research Limited as quoted by StarTimes, a Chinese pay TV operator.
Almost 17 million pay-TV subscribers will be added between 2020 and 2026. The report as stated by StarTimes said but did not clearly explain what will drive the increase in the subscription base.
According to the report, Nigeria is forecasted to be the largest single country with 11 million pay-TV subscribers, with South Africa bringing in another 9 million.
Simon Murray, Principal Analyst, Digital TV Research says that StarTimes/StarSat would enjoy the most impressive growth in Africa, from 10.11 million subscibers at end-2020 to 16.86 million by 2026, the report said.
This, it said would be followed by MultiChoice from 15.51 million subs across satellite TV platform DStv and DTT platform GOtv by end-2020 to 19.67 million by 2026.
France’s Vivendi with 5.41 million subscribers on its Canal Plus satellite TV platform and Easy TV by end-2020, which will climb to 7.90 million by 2026, the report says.
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Telegram ‘shut down hundreds of public calls for violence’ in US
Amid rising political tensions in the United States, Telegram founder Pavel Durov says his chat service has taken down hundreds of public calls for violence, in accordance with the platform’s terms of service.
In a public Telegram post on Monday, Durov emphasized the service’s commitment to banning speech that actively incites violence.
“Telegram welcomes peaceful debate and protest, but our Terms of Service explicitly prohibit distributing public calls to violence,” he wrote. “Сivil movements all over the world rely on Telegram in order to stand up for human rights without resorting to inflicting harm.”
“In early January, the Telegram moderation team started to receive an increased number of reports about US-related public activity on our platform,” the post reads. “The team acted decisively by clamping down on US channels that advocated violence. Thanks to these efforts, last week our moderators blocked and shut down hundreds of public calls for violence that could’ve otherwise reached tens of thousands of subscribers.”
See Melania Trump farewell message
First Lady Melania Trump, in a video, has given a “farewell message” to the United States, two days before the end of the term of President Donald Trump, her husband.
“My fellow Americans, it has been the greatest honour of my life to serve as first lady of the United States,” said Trump in the video released Monday on Twitter, a site from which her husband has been banned indefinitely.
“I have been inspired by incredible Americans across our country,” she said.
Trump thanked military and law enforcement members, but did not directly address the January 6 breach of the US Capitol by rioters spurred on by her husband’s repeated claims that the election had been “stolen”.
The incident left five dead, including a Capitol police officer. Thousands of National Guard have since been deployed to Washington, DC and state capitals around the country amid the threat of further violence surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Trump had previously said she was “disappointed and disheartened” by the violence, while also decrying “salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks and false and misleading accusations about me”.
In the video released on Monday, Trump urged US citizens to “be passionate in everything you do, and always remember that violence is never the answer and will never be justified”.
Trump addressed the surging coronavirus pandemic in the US, where more than 24 million COVID-19 infections and more than 398,000 deaths have been confirmed, the highest in both metrics of any country in the world.
Donald Trump has been criticised for allegedly playing down the threat of the virus as it first arrived in the US.
“I thank all of the nurses, doctors, healthcare professionals, manufacturing workers, truck drivers, and so many others who are working to save lives,” she said. “I grieve for the families who have lost a loved one due to the pandemic. Every life is precious.”
The first lady also touted her “Be Best” initiative, which focuses on issues affecting children, primarily wellness, online safety and opioid abuse.
“The promise of this nation belongs to all of us,” Trump added in her farewell. “Do not lose sight of your integrity and values. There’s every opportunity to show consideration for another person, and build good habits into our daily lives in all circumstances.”
Trump, who is the president’s third wife and mother of his youngest son, Barron, is reportedly set to become the first modern first lady not to welcome the incoming first lady – Jill Biden – for a tour of the private living quarters in the White House.
The snub is part of larger refusal by Donald Trump to attend Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
The outgoing president is instead set to give a farewell address at 8am local time (13:00 GMT) on Wednesday before a sendoff ceremony on Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, DC.
He will then head to Florida. The first lady has not made her post-White House plans known.
SOURCE : AL JAZEERA
How rich is Timaya 2021
Inetimi Timaya Odon popularly known by his stage name Timaya is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is the founder of Dem mama Records Limited. His solo career began in 2005 with the release of his first single “Dem Mama”, which also appeared in his debut album, True Story released the following year. His second album Gift and Grace was released in 2008.
Timaya Odon was born on 15 August 1977 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, he is also an indigene of River state. He grew up as part of a large family; the youngest out of fifteen children in Agip Estate, Port Harcourt. His father was a banker and his mother was a trader. For his early education, Odon attended Assemblies of God Nursery And Primary School, He stated His secondary school education at Nkpolu Oroworukwo in Port Harcourt River State Nigeria, He would always break house rules to attend late-night music events. Before Timaya even graduates from school, his mother had already arranged for him to travel with his older brother and older sister to Lagos. After moving to Lagos state, he gained admission into Lagos’ Ikeja Grammar School, where he eventually obtained a secondary school certificate.
Timaya later returned to Port Harcourt to study Banking and Finance at the tertiary-level, subsequently, he performed poorly in examinations, and then he dropped out after the first semester of 100level. He then moved back to Lagos to join Eedris Abdulkareem’s hip-hop group as a backup vocalist or singer, After three years working for Eedris, Timaya departed from the group to focus on his solo career.
Timaya Net Worth
Timaya is an A-list artiste in the Nigerian music industry and has spent over a decade in the entertainment business, he has signed some mouth-watering endorsements as well, the singer is estimated to have a net worth of ₦4.08 Billion as of 2020.
Timaya’s house in Lekki with an estimated N250 million reminds us that it is a clear truth Mr. Timaya is really a music businessman. The dwelling is very spacious, with a personal studio and certainly a swimming-pool, and with for furniture and interior design. At least, these photos of the interior claim it is so.
Like any other popular Nigerian celebrities or musicians, Timaya is also a fan of cars, in fact his a Motörhead and his garage reportedly is filled with luxury cars listed below.
Timaya Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG – N55million
The most expensive car in his garage is a Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG,as a motor head you would love to get one.the beautiful and elegant luxury car features.
Gas Mileage12 mpg City/14 mpg Hwy
EngineTwin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8, 5.5 L
EPA ClassNo Data
Style NameAMG G 63 4MATIC SUV
DrivetrainAll Wheel Drive
Body StyleSport Utility
TransmissionTransmission: AMG SPEED-SHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC Auto
Timaya Bentley Continental GT– N72million
They are the smart front seats with memory function, multi-zone, climate control, infotainment with high-level navigation features, and advanced steering features.
MSRP: From $202,500
Horsepower: 542 to 626 hp
Dimensions: 191″ L x 77″ W x 55″ H
MPG: Up to 16 city / 26 highway
Engine: 4.0 L V8, 6.0 L V12
Timaya Range Rover Sport 2013 N17million
The second-generation of the Range Rover Sport is the most advanced model produced by Land Rover in terms of technology. It features
MPG: Up to 13 city / 18 highway
Horsepower: 375 to 510 hp
Towing capacity: 7,716 lbs
Curb weight: 5,487 to 5,709 lbs
Dimensions: 188″ L x 76″ W x 70″ H
Timaya Range Rover Sport 2016 – N19million
Timaya is truly a lover of car, he can now drive with no need for his hands on the steering wheel. Also, the air suspension, entertainment system, and speed control system were all revamped. its features
Horsepower: 254 to 550 hp
Towing capacity: 7,716 lbs
MPG: Up to 22 city / 28 highway
Curb weight: 4,727 to 5,148 lbs
Dimensions: 191-192″ L x 78″ W x 70″ H
Timaya Mercedes-Benz GLE – N25million
The Mercedes-Benz GLE model is made up of nice front grill, including its versatility , charismatic confidence, agile handling, dynamics, and sports features
MSRP: From $55,700
Dimensions: 189-194″ L x 76-79″ W x 68-71″ H
Curb weight: 4,751 to 5,379 lbs
Horsepower: 329 to 577 hp
Engine: 3.0 L V6, 5.5 L V8
Timaya Lexus SUV GX269 – N13million
Lexus can’t be missed out of his car collection,And for his luxury garage, Timaya wouldn’t forget to put Lexus cars in it. The car features
MSRP: From $53,000
MPG: 15 city / 19 highway
Dimensions: 192″ L x 74″ W x 74″ H
Towing capacity: 6,500 lbs
Horsepower: 301 hp
Timaya Porsche 911 – N42million
The lovely sleek Porsche 911 is an exotic car of every mans dream, it features
MSRP: From $97,400
Horsepower: 379 to 443 hp
Engine: 3.0 L 6-cylinder
Curb weight: 3,354 to 3,641 lbs
Dimensions: 178″ L x 73″ W x 51″ H
5 Indian Card Games to Earn Money
There are various mobile applications and websites that can house single as well as multi-player game for a fun-filled experience. These card game apps and website not only provide a source of entertainment, but a quick and exciting way to earn money as you play. These Indian card games online are licensed and safe to play on. Card games for two or a multi-player game can be your festival gala time with friends and family. So here are top 5 card games online with which you can enjoy and earn money as well:
3 Patti Quite possibly the most well-known games in the gambling club world is Poker. People from all around the globe especially in India love to play it. There is a pot put in the centre and players need to wager into it. The winner gets the pot. There are numerous tips and tricks to win poker. Essentially, Poker is of two kinds. Both have similar principles and systems and there are not many rules to keep in mind or Poker. Some of them include you to have five cards of a similar set, yet not all-in groups, this is called a flush. For Example, 10, 7, 6 and 2 clubs.
Another key rule to remember while playing poker is the Straight Flush. It is One of the most elevated potential hands in online poker. A straight flush comprises of five cards of a similar group in a grouping for example 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 of hearts and the highest positioning flush is A, K, Q, J and 10 of one suit. This is known as a straight flush or a regal flush.
A Full House is comprised of a three of a sort and a couple. For instance, three 8s and two 4s or three experts and two 6s.
Who is the Best Test Batsman?
Rummy It can be said that Rummy is one of the most famous and the nation’s favourite that tests the analytical and numerical aptitudes of the players. It requires a 52-card deck played amongst a group in addition to a Jokers for every deck. An extra deck is then brought into play if there are multiple players (up to 6). The cards in the game are simultaneously picked and discarded that allows players to make sets and groupings from the cards that come during every pick.
The basic rules of the Indian rummy include a game with 13 cards. At least one deck is required between 2 players and the deck can be increased depending on the number of players participation gin it. Each player is required to draw a card from an open or a closed card deck and then discard one to the closed card deck. To win the game, a player needs to form sets of one pure sequence and one impure sequence.
Poker Poker is one of the most loved game by the country. The projected value is of the player and the opponent’s hand placement. It requires taking a calculated risk, identifying what the next move of the opponent can be and also luck. This game is not only exciting but requires your mind to make strategies to win. This might require more than the fun segment but concentration, critical thinking, and decision-making.
Online poker might look easy but it still is a tough nut to crack! Each player has given 2 cards faced down which they then have to use with a bunch of 5 community cards in order to form a pattern known as the best 5 poker hands. There are almost 4 rounds of betting that a player can use to put their chips down.
3-2-5 3-2-5 or Teen Do Paanch is a game that is extremely well known in India and its neighbouring countries. Common amongst all the age groups, this game uses a 30-card deck which can be made by eliminating cards of denominations groups from the standard deck. This altered deck utilized would accordingly incorporate all Aces, Kings, Queens, Jacks, 10’s, 9’s and 8’s. Also, the Seven of Spades and Seven of Hearts are added to the deck.
There are each of the 10 moves that need to be played, the players at that point decide whether they figured out how to succeed at least the same number of moves as needed under the standards for the game (three, two or five).
Satte-pe-Satta Very fun and easy game, Satte-pe-Satta requires you to get rid of all the cards that you have as soon as possible. With no definite rules or points to remember, this game is a fun activity which can be played with people of all age groups and can still be a lot of fun. Some ground rules require the players to discard all the cards but in a pattern. A standard 52 cards deck is used to play this game and it can be played amongst 3-8 players.
A person is initially chosen as the dealer for a particular round who then distributes cards in an unbiased manner. The first player that has the 7 hearts begin by keeping his card upside down on the table. The person getting rid of all his cards is declared the winner and the other player(s) left have the negative points equivalent to the number of cards left with them at the end of every match.
Final Thoughts! Promising quality time and monetary benefits as well, playing the card games online has been gaining popularity at a much higher rate than before. Not just as a leisure time, but these card games have deep-rooted in the culture. Available at every device, the best card games are now as easy to play as a snap of your finger from the comfort of your home!
Phyno’s Net Worth 2021
Born 1986 in Enugu by parents that were natives of Anambra, his passion for music just like many other musicians started at a tender age. Although he had the dreams of becoming a pilot instead of flying and navigating airplanes, phyno ended up as a pilot of music, He acquired a degree in public administration from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Enugu.
The decision to go by the stage name “Phyno” was established as one of his folks threw compliments(phenomenon) at him following his performance, he then loved the name and decided to go with the “Phyno” from the “Phenomenon”.
The singer has released a couple of hit songs from ghost mode to Alobam and many others. The singer has also featured many top Nigeria artists like M.I, Ill-bliss, Timaya, and p-square. Phyno Fino has not looked back ever since he started his musical career; he has continued to release hit singles. And as a result, his net worth keeps getting bigger. The singer has also received awards for different categories some of these are;
City People Entertainment Awards where he won the 2014 award for the best rap artist of the year
Channel O Music Video Award
Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2013 – where his song that featured Olamide Ghost mode
Nigeria Music Video Awards
Headies 2013 – He won the best rap single rap single man of the year and parcel respectively.
Celebrities do quite a lot more than just acting and singing, some go into becoming ambassadors for a brand, just like other artists, phyno also has a couple of endorsement deals with some of the big fish in the ocean. These endorsements are a major wealth builder for these artists. Phyno has secured endorsement deals with Nairabet, Nigeria breweries, and Airtel Telecommunications, and some more.
Phyno’s Car Collection 2020
The Bentley Continental GT
Phyno has always had eyes for British car brands. This is the newest of his car collection, not only is the car cute, it is also luxurious and a car with class. If it’s luxury you want, a Bentley gives it to you and so much more. The speed of a Bentley is nonnegotiable, no wonder it was recently named the fastest ice running car. Some of its features include,
A Sense Of Speed And Presence
The sense of speed of a Bentley is one that can be described as on- point. Now let’s talk about the car’s presence; a preprogrammed exterior lightening sequence welcomes you on on-boarding the car. This lighting can be configured to your lighting mood.
Innovative All New Performance
Bentley is a description of great innovation, it features a 6.0-liter w2 engine and a dual-clutch transmission of 8-speed, even with the high fuel consumption. It isn’t something to worry about as phyno is up and more than one that would worry about the fuel consumption of his car.
Variable Displacement Technology
This is a technology that allows one entire bank of cylinders to disengage at gentle throttle openings, reducing the number in operation to six and optimizing fuel consumption accordingly, without the driver even noticing.
Great interior and interior dimensions
Phyno’s love for luxury is seen in his car choices. Other cars owned by Phyno are
The prices of these cars cost quite a lot. Phyno also maintains a sexy body with charming 6 – packs
Phyno’s Net Worth 2020
It’s no doubt that Phyno is the most influential indigenous artist and has made a name, acquired wealth, and a reputation for himself. Although, he made it to the list of our top 11 richest musicians in Nigeria. He has a net worth of about ₦4 Billion
BREAKING: Residents Flee As Troops Clash With Boko Haram In Borno
Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a military base and raze down public buildings forcing residents to flee their homes in Marte community at the fringes of Lake Chad Basin, Borno State.
According to Daily Trust, the terrorists in their hundreds stormed the recently resettled community in the northern part of the state on Friday evening, shooting from all angles and forcing returnees to flee into the bushes.
According to the source, hundreds of civilians slept in the bushes and trekked throughout the night but have started arriving Dikwa town, which is about 25 kilometers away.
“It was a disturbing news. We got the sad news last night around 8:pm that the troops have been engaging the insurgents for hours.
“As I am speaking to you, hundreds of returnees fled their homes and are taking refuge in Dikwa.
“The troops have displayed gallantry but the insurgents came in hundreds, according to information we received.
“Our prayers are with the troops,” the source disclosed.