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VIDEO: Nigeria No Longer Giants But Joke Of Africa – Jim Iyke

Famous Nollywood actor, James Ikechukwu Esomugha, otherwise known as Jim Iyke has described Nigeria as a joke of Africa.

The actor said the giant of Africa title had since been taken away from Nigeria due to bad leadership.

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Iyke was among those who on Wednesday stormed Abuja to join forces with anti-Buhari protesters who are seekingg for the resignation or the resumption of president Buhari.

Jim Iyke, who spoke to newsmen in Abuja said that “Nigeria that was once the giant of Africa is now the joke of Africa”.

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He equally stressed that our ‘mumu don do.’

“Enough is enough. It is a simple thing, our mantra is one and our decision is one.

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“Unequivocally, we are saying that the president either resumes or resigns. 
It is natural when you get old; you shift and let the young ones take over.”

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U.S. Gives Approval To Sell 12 A29 Super Tucano Aircraft To Nigeria Despite Concerns

The US State Department has approved the sale of 12 Embraer A-29 Super Tucanos to Nigeria, despite concerns from the previous administration over the Nigerian government’s bombing of civilians.

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The department notified the US Congress, which has 30 days to approve the deal, of the $593 million foreign military sale on 2 August. The package includes the aircraft, weapons, training, spare parts and facilities to support the program, according to a 3 August announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

In January 2017, a Nigerian Air Force fighter bombed a northeast refugee camp near the border with Cameroon, which reportedly killed at least 100 civilians. The attack prompted the Obama administration to put the Super Tucano sale on hold. The Trump Administration restarted the approval process a few months later, pushing for the sale to support Nigeria’s fight against the terrorist group Boko Haram.

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Super Tucano operators will be trained not only in targeting, but in human rights and the law of armed conflict, a government official tells FlightGlobal. The training is part of an effort to assuage earlier concerns over the Nigerian Air Force’s actions.

The sale marks another victory for Embraer, which is flying the A-29 in the US Air Force’s light attack OA-X experiment this week at Holloman AFB, New Mexico.
While the recent deal marks a foreign military sale for Embraer’s aircraft, the USAF has also acquired a total of 26 A-29s since 2014 to transfer to the air forces of Lebanon and Afghanistan. 
This is the second FMS deal for the Super Tucano following the sale to Lebanon. Embraer is also selling the Super Tucano independently of FMS and the USAF’s Building Partnership for Capacity program.

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Infinix Note 4 Gets High Market Attention With Fast Charging Advantage

Designed for the youths to go beyond,   Infinix Note 4 series, just released in the Nigerian market is gaining   market attention as a result of key innovative features,   especially, the   fast charger, Xpen, among others.

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While retaining   its DNA of stylish design, big screen, big battery and super-fast charge,   the product , a 4th generation of the Infinix Note Series, with the first of its kind Stylus pen ‘Xpen’ is crafted with state-of-art technology.

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At the launch in Lagos recently, the Regional Manager of smart phone maker,   Infinix Africa,   Bruno Li had told audience that Inifinix had introduced   a new era for their   Note series.

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True to his statement, the new product has a beautiful design with innovation of super-fast charge as the device   has the theme ‘5 minutes charge 250 minutes talk time’ and a battery life of 4500MAH, which charges five times faster and is equipped with Xcharge 4.0.

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Infinix Note 4 features ‘Note 4 & Note 4 Pro’, which are both budget friendly and runs on versions 7.0 Android.

Remarkable features

Crafted with finger print, the device also   comes with other remarkable features such as 5.7FHD screen, 13MP AF back camera, 8MP-mega pixels front camera, Xpen, Octa-core 1.3GHz 64bits, 32GB ROM, with expandable storage space to 128gb and 3GB RAM, 4G enabled and XOS 2.3.

The launch, which received a massive reception, also led to the smartphone becoming Nigeria’s most searched Android smartphone on Google the first time a mid-range smartphone has taken the search lead.

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Coming in three colours, champagne Gold, Ice Blue and Milan Black, customers, according to the tech giant,   customers could   pre-order the new Infinix Note 4 at all partner stores in Nigeria and get free Dual-Noise cancelling earphones or 3D speakers when they pre order before the 7th of July when it will be available in the market.

The retail price for Infinix Note 4 is N53, 000 and N58, 000 for the 32GB + 3GB and the Note 4 Pro will retail for N66, 000 respectively.

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E-Money artist, joins Anambra governorship race [PHOTO]

Music star, Kinsley Okonkwo better known as Kcee of E-Money has announced his intention to run for Anambra state Governorship election.

The singer on Thursday took to his instagram page declaring his interest to run for the position.

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The slogan aptly captured on his banner reads, ‘Peace and enjoyment for all.’

Kcee told his fans to anticipate the big announce which will be made public and officially on August 8.

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Recall that Yul Edochie had earlier declared his interest to run for the November election.

Both artists are yet to announce under what platform they will be running.

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Gov. appoints committee to audit UNICEF medical supplies

The Kebbi Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has set up a committee to audit medical equipment and supplies from UNICEF to the state.

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This is contained in a statement by Alhaji Abubakar Muazu, press secretary to the governor and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the committee was expected to ensure accountability and documentation of all assistance to the state.

It said the audit would ascertain and justify expenditure of the state as counterpart funding for assistance.

The governor appointed the audit committee after Alhaji Usman Kambaza,the commissioner of health conducted him on an inspection of items delivered to the three medical warehouses in the metropolis by UNICEF.

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Alhaji Sirajo Bagudo, the Adviser on Due Process would serve as chairman of the committee, while other members of the committee include representatives of the UNICEF, ministry of health and  security agencies.

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Buhari’s Presidential Jet Departs UK

The Presidential Jet assigned to President Muhammad Buhari has taken off from the Stansted airport where it has been parked for the past three months.

Several reliable sources with knowledge of the development say the Presidential jet is confirmed to have taken off from Stansted on Tuesday evening. 
However it is not known if the pilots are simply engaging in activity in order to cloak the return date of the President or if indeed the President is on his way back to Nigeria after over 80 days in London for medical treatment.

Presidential spokesmen contacted by reporters denied the President had actually been airlifted from London, however The Herald reported yesterday that staff of Aso Villa had been put on standby for the President’s imminent return.

It was also revealed by an aide to the First Lady that Mrs. Buhari would return on Wednesday, however it is unlikely that the Presidential Jet was scrambled to ferry her back to the nation’s capital.

The idle presence of the Presidential jet in London for close to three months had caused quite a stir in the country over the last two months, as many Nigerians queried why the Presidency would expend such exorbitant funds in housing the Jet in a London airport where it would undoubtedly incur substantial charges.

The Presidency reacted to the outrage then, releasing a statement assuring Nigerians that the Jet was attracting discounted charges and that the prestige of the President warranted its presence in London.

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Lagos will become Africa’s 3rd largest economy before I die – Former Nigerian President

Former Nigerian President,

Olusegun Obasanjo, said

yesterday that Lagos will

become Africa’s third largest

economy in a very short time.

Mr. Obasanjo made this

known at the launch of a book

titled, “Making Africa Work”,

co-authored by the former

president and three others.

The other authors are Greg

Mills, Director of Brenthurst

Foundation; Jeffrey Herbst,

President of NEWSEUM, and

Dickie Davis, a retired Major-

General.

The former president said

the Lagos State Government is

working towards making the

state an economic hub, which

he jocularly said would come to

fruition before he passes on.

Obasanjo, who is the

Chairman of Brenthurst

Foundation, disclosed that

plans are underway for the

foundation and the state

government to make Lagos the

third largest economy on the

continent.

“Even though people say I

look like someone who is in

the departure lounge, Lagos

will become the third largest

economy before I take my

boarding pass.”

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