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2019 BBNaija winner, Mercy Eke, recently left her fans stunned after she took to social media to reveal she was recently gifted with the sum of $10,000, which is approximately N3.6m.
Mercy Eke has definitely had her life change for the better ever since her much celebrated victory emerging as winner of the 2019 BBNaija reality show.
Not only has she become one of Nigeria’s most loved celebrities, she’s getting lots of impressive gifts from fans as well.
The beautiful curvaceous reality star recently paid a visit to real estate mogul, Ned Okonkwo and his wife, who left her speechless after they gave her a whooping $10,000 (N3.6m)



Ex-BBNaija 2019 housemate Tacha said she does not want young people to copy her character in the house

  • Tacha referred to her character in the house as non-diplomatic
  • The reality star said it got her disqualified
    Ex-BBNaija 2019 housemate Natacha Akide, popularly called Tacha, has advised young people against copying the attitude she put up in the house. The former reality TV star said her attitude in the Big Brother house got her disqualified.

But a few days after she was evicted from the show, the young woman apologised to Nigerians for her character, noting that she had become a better person.
Recently, the Pepper Dem housemate had an interview at a radio station, where she was asked if she was truly a good role model based on her attitude in the house.
In response, Tacha said that she was undiplomatic in the house as it got her disqualified. According to her, she would rather that young people emulate her in the area of being business-driven.
She said: “I want them to be business-driven. I want them to be so young and strive for what people who are 30 years and above is striving for but not to be undiplomatic because I got disqualified but I’m learning

Flood kills 11yr old boy and his rescuer In Lagos

So bad

Tragedy struck residents of Aboru and Iyana-Ipaja in Alimosho area of Lagos on Saturday as flood swept away an 11-year-old boy and his rescuer, one Wasiu into a canal linking Aburo and Iyana-Ipaja on Ige Road.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who visited the scene of the accident observed huge crowd wearing long faces due to the unfortunate incident that occurred following the overflow of the canal.
It was gathered that two young boys sent by their parents to buy cooking gas at a gas station unknowingly fell into the drain through which water passed into the canal.
“Three young men attempted rescuing the boys and succeeded in rescuing the older one, but one of the rescuers popularly known as Wasiu Stubborn was swept away while trying to rescue the other victim, ” eyewitnesses told the NAN.
Speaking to NAN at the scene, Mr Solomon Agboghoroma, a Community Development Association leader in Oki town, regretted the development, blaming the failure of government to construct a bridge in the area for such incidents.
Agboghoroma, who recounted the ordeals of landlords and residents of the area anytime it rained, said that there was the need to expand Aboru road and build a bridge at Cement Bud Stop to forestall recurrence of such tragedy.
“This rain started almost four or five days ago but the one of last night was one of the heaviest and it started at about 2:15 am and by 3:15am, it came with full force and everwhere was flooded.
“At about 7:30 am or 8:00am, we learnt that an OPC member, who was security guard in one of the gas stations here was carried away by flood while trying to rescue two children who came to buy gas, but fell into the drain.
“The gas station had not opened because of the flood as the whole place including the canal had overflowed its banks.
“The children misplaced their legs and the two of them fell inside the gutter. This OPC boy went and rescued one but in the process of rescuing the second child, he and the boy fell into the canal and that was the end,” Agboghoroma said.
He blamed the government for the tragedy, saying that several petitions had been written to successive governments in the state from the time of former Gov.
Babatunde Fashola to the last administration of Gov.
Akinwunmi Ambode.
“People have been dying in situation like this here and all landlords have tried, including raising almost N4 million for dredging of the canal.
“The government knows what to do when it is ready because this canal contract was award sometime in 2011 or 2012. When we taxed ourselves, Fashola came and commended us and promised palliative and government takeover.
” The government should come and do the bridge as against this culvert that is here. This flat culvert cannot contain water. The government should widening this road and ensure the canal is dug for the peace and safety of residents, ” he added.
Mr Suleiman Adedokun, an eye witness and a shop owner beside the canal, told NAN that the rescuer, named “Wasiu Stubborn “, entered the drain to rescue the boy but the flood swept both of them away into the canal.
“Wasiu tried, succeeded in catching the second boy but his effort to come out of the drain proved futile as it was not easy for him due to the force of the water.
“It is the bad road and narrow culvert that caused these deaths because these two children that fell inside the drain didn’t know it was there as water covered everywhere,” Adedokun said.
A furniture maker, Mr Gift Wejem, who decried the tragedy, said that flood had severally swept away furniture, materials, machines and generator whenever the canal overflowed its bank.

An officer of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps (LSNC), who spoke to NAN on condition of anonymity, said that the agency got the information at about 9:00 am that flood carried away one Mr Wasiu a.k.a, stubborn while trying to rescue two children.
He said that the LSNC had made efforts and called relevant agencies of government, who he said might arrive the scene anytime.
“We are trying to locate the parents of the children and also to contact the family of Wasiu,” the LNSC officer said .


NNPC finds oil in the North East of Nigeria

The oil was discovered in the Gongola Basin in commercial quantity.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the discovery of oil and gas in commercial quantity in the north-eastern part of the country.
The acting group general manager, group public affairs division of the corporation, Samson Makoji announced the discovery in a statement on Friday, October 11, 2019.
Makoji said the oil, which was discovered in the Gongola Basin will “attract foreign investment, generate employment for people to earn income and increase government revenues”.
The statement read, “The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the discovery of hydrocarbon deposits in the Kolmani River II Well on the Upper Benue Trough, Gongola Basin, in the North-Eastern part of the country.
“It would be recalled that drilling of the Kolmani River II Well was flagged-off in a colourful ceremony by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 2nd of February, 2019.
“NNPC acquired 435.54km2 of 3D Seismic Data over Kolmani Prospect in the Upper Benue Trough, Gongola Basin. This was to evaluate Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) Kolmani River 1 Well Discovery of 33 BCF and explore deeper levels.”
According to TheCable, Makoji further explained that one of the rigs, which was drilled to a total depth of 13,701feet, led to the discovery of oil and gas in several levels.
He said one of the reservoirs was perforated and
“hydrocarbon started flowing to the well head at 21:20hours in which the gas component was flared to prevent air charge around the Rig”.
Makoji added that the NNPC has deployed world-class cutting-edge technologies
Makoji said NNPC has taken steps to reduce the risk of exploration in the frontier basins. He also said that the corporation would give attention to the Dahomey and Anambra Basins which have already witnessed oil and gas discoveries.

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The recovered funds stacked in two fire proof safes, were recovered by the EFCC officials of Sokoto zonal office during a search conducted in offices of the HOD Accounts and Cashier of the INEC, Zamfara State.

In a statement made available to the public, the anti-graft agency noted that the recovered funds, N65,548,000 in total, comprises 81 bundle of N1000 notes, 97 bundles of N500 notes and 96 pieces of N500 notes.

The money, according to the EFCC, is suspected to be 40% illegally deducted on funds released to the INEC office in Zamfara, to cater for the rent of canopies, tables and chairs, as well as funds for Registration Area Center (RAC) and movement of men and materials to polling units, by the HOD Accounts & Cashier.

The commission said the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed.

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