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NIGERIAN MAN WHO MET HIS WIFE ON FACEBOOK NAMES HIS SON AFTER MARK ZUCKERBERG
** A Nigerian man from Bayelsa State, Vure Kingsley and his wife have named their son after Mark Zukerberg after meeting his wife on Facebook.
According to the social media activist and grassroot politician, ‘I met my wife on Facebook a few years ago and got married a year ago’.
He went on to say, ‘Facebook Means Different Thing To Different People,In My Opinion I’m A Huge Beneficiary Of Facebook, It’s A Place Of Negativity And Positivity. The Choice Remains Yours. Join Me As Pastor Williams Wonder Of “Word Grace Assembly” Agudama Epie Graciously Honoured Us To Name Our Baby Boy. In Honour Of The Founder/CEO Of Facebook I And My Wife Agreed To Name Him (Son) After Him. #Vure #Rex #Zukerberg #Ovonix Jnr. To God Be The Glory’.
Vote Hon. Sunny oche for House of Representatives Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo
*. Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has raised the alarm that expired rice meant for animals is being smuggled into Nigeria for Nigerians to consume. The Minister made this allegation while speaking with journalists in his Oro country home yesterday August 21st. According to Lai Mohammed, most of the rice being smuggled into Nigeria will fail NAFDAC test because most of them have been on the shelf more than six years and had expired.
*. Be careful what you say online, you may not know who you are talking to and how much influence they wield. Social media was abuzz this afternoon after a NASA intern named Naomi H won and lost an internship at NASA in less than a day because she insulted someone on Twitter and it turned out that he was a member of the NASA council. Naomi didn’t insult just any member of the National Space Council but it was the great Homer Hickam, a NASA engineering legend.
- FOREIGN SCENE:
On Tuesday, US imposed sanctions on two Russians, one Russian company and one Slovakian company for what Washington said were their actions to help another Russian company avoid sanctions over the country’s malicious cyber-related activities. The U.S. Treasury said the sanctioned companies, Saint Petersburg-based Vela-Marine Ltd and Slovakia-based Lacno S.R.O., and the two individuals helped Divetechnoservices evade previously imposed sanctions. In June, US sanctioned Divetechnoservices, also based in Saint Petersburg, for procuring underwater equipment and diving systems for Russian government agencies
- FOREIGN SCENE:
Paul Manafort, who was the campaign chairman on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign team, has been found guilty of eight counts of bank and tax fraud and could be sent to prison for the rest of his life. Manafort, 69, who had once been one of Washington’s wealthiest and most powerful men, was found guilty on Tuesday by a federal jury in Alexandria, Virginia. He had been charged with a total of 18 counts of fraud. The jury said it was deadlocked on the other 10. The jury’s verdict defies Donald Trump, who last Friday called Manafort “a very good person” and referred to his trial as “sad”.
- AFRICAN ISSUES:
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump will be travelling to Africa in October, but without her husband, President Donald Trump. Melania, who expressed excitement at her first travel to Africa, said in a statement that her visit would afford her the opportunity to appraise the issues facing children on the continent. The U.S. first lady also said that the visit would afford her the opportunity to learn about Africa’s rich culture and history.
The first lady plans to make stops in several African countries which would be announced in the coming weeks. Her visit comes months after Trump’s ‘shithole’ statement
- AFRICAN ISSUES:
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to travel to Liberia this week to receive the West African country’s highest honour. The honour is in recognition of his role in the development of the football career of President George Weah. Another of Weah’s coaches in his formative years, Claude Le Roy, is also to be awarded the country’s highest honour, the government said on Monday. “They will be honoured by the government of Liberia on August 24, National Flag Day for their role in President George Weah’s footballing career,” a spokesman said.
Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says the 800 metres trekking President Buhari embarked upon from the Eid-ground in Daura to his private residence, is an indication of his fitness to seek re-election in 2019. President Buhari decided ro trek back home to acknowledge the cheers from the residents of Daura who filed out in their numbers to cheer him. According to Garba, the President’s action has refuted Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal’s claim that the president is “too old’’ to continue to rule the country beyond 2019.
President Buhari has spoken on the need for Nigerians to take part in the national youth service, NYSC, but continued to maintain silence over the revelation that his minister skipped the mandatory programme and obtained a fake exemption certificate. A PREMIUM TIMES investigation showed that finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, failed to serve despite graduating before the age of 30. The minister obtained a forged discharge certificate afterwards, when she was apparently not entitled to one. Over 44 days after the revelation, the Minister has refused to react to the scandal
- NATIONAL ASSEMBLY:
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association on Tuesday warned the President of Senate, Bukola Saraki, to resign his position immediately or be forced to do so. The national coordinator of the association in Benue State, Alhaji Garus Gololo, gave the warning in an interview in Makurdi.
Gololo said Saraki had created numerous problems for the administration of President Buhari, which he said had affected the economic and social growth of the nation.
“It is on this note that we are saying that Saraki ought not to be in office again as Senate President
- STATE GOVERNMENT:
Yinka Ayefele, whose N800 million music house was demolished on Sunday by agents of the Oyo State government, has revealed that Governor Abiola Ajimobi gave his wife the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) and assured that he will not demolish the building. Ayefele made the revelations while reading his press statement titled“Governor Ajimobi and the Sunday breakfast disaster”, at a press conference held at the demolished building on Monday evening. He disclosed that his wife during a visit to the governor on Saturday was on her knees begging the governor for several hours not to demolish the building,
Bishop David Oyedepo and his wife, Faith celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary yesterday August 21st. They got married in 1982 and have four children. Celebrating his wife on social media, Pastor Oyedepo wrote ”Happy 36th Wedding Anniversary to my Bride, @officialfaithoyedepo !
Life could never have been any sweeter than it is with you.
Thank you for not only letting me follow Jesus so hard, but for doing the same. I look forward to another sweet 60 years with you. I love you”
Nigerian born British boxer, Anthony Joshua knows is currently preparing for a heavyweight title defense against Alexander Povetkin on September 22.
In the 10 weeks leadimngh to the bout, Joshua (21-0, 20 knockouts) will eat as many as 5,000 calories per day, with a full-time staff on hand to monitor everything from portion sizes to signs of overtraining or fatigue in any specific body part. In a recent interview with DAZN, he discusses how he prepares for each opponent, which foods work best before a heavyweight title bout, and the one sweet cheat meal he can’t turn down.