Saturday, 15 July 2017

Photos: Five Ex-militants Graduate From Law School

Five former militant who are beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, were among one thousand three hundred and ninety (1,468) successful candidates that were called to Bar by the Body of Benchers at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, last Thursday July 13th.

The Amnesty delegates called to Bar include, Barr. Ajama Ebiwolatei Nimibofa, Barr. Iluyemi Timibra Ernest, Barr. Ogbemerun Adebanjo, Barr. Perekekeme Andrew Efe and Barr. Yanyangbini Eric Pere.

Speaking at a reception organized in their honour, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta/Coordinator of the Presidential Programme, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (Rtd), represented by his Special Adviser, Dr. Ken Ehigie, to be guided by the code of practice, saying that the Presidential Amnesty office would do everything within its mandate to build peace and to provide a sustainable platform for the youths in the Niger Delta region.

The Amnesty boss enjoined the young lawyers to be exemplary in their conduct and remain shining lights among the youths as true ambassadors of the programme through their practice of law, maintaining that the Federal Government of Nigeria has demonstrated its commitment to ensure peace, stability and development of the Niger Delta region.

In his remark, the Technical Assistant to the Amnesty Coordinator, Major Abdul (Rtd) urged the beneficiaries to go out there to preach peace, pointing out that violence and other forms of anti-social conduct will rather impede development in the region.

He reiterated that war will not help anyone and appealed to all and sundry to sheath their swords and come to the negotiation table for meaningful dialogue in resolving differences.

Also, speaking, Head of Central Registry/Call Centre, Colonel (Dr.) Moses Perekeme Bokeyerinbrabo (Rtd) while thanking President Muhammadu Buhari for continuing with the Amnesty programme, enjoined the new wigs to remain focused, reiterating that ?as learned gentlemen, called to the Bar, you are in a position to educate our brothers and sisters in the Niger Delta on the need to eschew violence and to embrace peace?.

In her remark, Head, Vocation/Skills Training, Mrs. Faith Omofunma said several youths from the region have been empowered in compliance with the mandate of the programme to give delegates sustainable sources of livelihood.

Earlier, the Director of Legal Services/Legal Adviser to the Amnesty boss, Barr Prince Alabo had expressed confidence in the young lawyers, informing that these were the first set of lawyers the Amnesty programme has produced.

He further disclosed that all things being equal, a second batch of twenty nine delegates who are currently in the Law School are at expected to be called to Bar in November, saying that the Amnesty programme has empowered several youths in the Niger Delta in line with its mandate, just as enjoined the beneficiaries to conduct themselves in a manner that will reflect their profession as lawyers.

Barr. Alabo encouraged them to do their work in an orderly and diligent manner, stressing the need for hardwork to excel in their practice as young lawyers.

Barr. Yanyangbini Eric Pere, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues was full of appreciation for late President Umaru Musa Yar?Dua for providing the amnesty platform for youths in the region to be empowered educationally through the scholarship scheme.

He also thanked President Muhamandu Buhari and the Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Brigadier Genenral Paul Boroh for continuing with the programme, saying that they will continue to be good ambassadors of the federal government and spread the success story of the programme.
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EXCLUSIVE Stephanie Davis opens up about year of hell with cocaine addict Jeremy McConnell which has 'destroyed her life'

Shattered Stephanie Davis has bared all about her year of hell with toxic lover  Jeremy McConnell – with explosive claims he pushed her to the brink after going on a dirty weekend when their newborn baby was in hospital.
Sobbing as she speaks for the very first time about her rollercoaster relationship with the tattooed model, she reveals Jeremy abandoned her when little Caben was sick to go on a wild drink and drugs binge.
Actress Stephanie, who is determined to speak out to warn others of the dangers of submitting to a toxic relationship, sensationally reveals Jeremy’s descent into cocaine addiction, his wild jealously and her battle with STDs.
The beginning of the end of their turbulent relationship came in March when their baby son, who was under two months old, was taken to hospital.
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Garbine Muguruza wins first Wimbledon title after beating five-time champion Venus Williams in straight sets

Garbine Muguruza won a battle of the generations by thrashing Venus Williams to secure her first Wimbledon title.
Williams, 37, was bidding to become the oldest female grand slam singles winner in the open era but Muguruza, 14 years her junior, delivered an emphatic 7-5, 6-0 victory.
It is Muguruza's second major title, adding to the French Open crown she won last year, and makes her the first Spanish woman to win the singles here since her coach Conchita Martinez in 1994.
When the 23-year-old's challenge revealed Williams' last forehand to have landed long, she crouched down in disbelief with her face planted in her hands.
Muguruza earns £2.2million for this win at the All England Club and also makes up for finishing runner-up to Venus' sister Serena in the final of two years ago.
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Boys II Men gets a street named after them in Philadelphia

R&B legends, Boys II Men, which includes members - Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris got a street named after them over the weekend in their hometown of Philadelphia, CBS Philly. The street is named Boys II Men Blvd.

Philly Councilman Kenyatta Johnson said the group's success has been an inspiration for the entire city. He said, “When they got their record deal, it was like we all made it. It was like everybody from the neighborhood made it because Boyz II Men made it.”
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Major Key Alert: Nicki Minaj presented with the 'Keys' to the city of Queens in New York

Nicki Minaj has just been awarded an honorary key to the city of Queens, New York from the borough's president, Melinda Katz, for her "outstanding career achievements in music."
She shared the update on Instagram, calling the new accolade a "pleasant surprise."
Although she wasn't at the ceremony in person to receive the award, she did note that she was interested in meeting with Katz.
Nicki couldn't make it because she was preparing for her performance at Monday night's inaugural NBA Awards, where she owned the stage in a lavish, queen-worthy costume and paraded with male dancers

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Kylie Jenner stuns in new photos for her Sunglasses collection

19 year old entrepreneur, Kylie Jenner is an astute business woman, she has now delved into Sunglasses. The KUWTK reality star is collaborating with Quay Australia for her Sunglasses collection. More photos after the cut...

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Wimbledon's most controversial outfits and best fashion moments from the tennis championships over the years

The all England tennis club is famous for it's strict all white dress code. SW19’s rules demand that competitors wear ‘tennis attire that is almost entirely white’.
Players who wish to add a splash of colour can do so only to the tune of one centimetre of trim around the neckline or cuff.
But this hasn't stopped players pushing their luck at Wimbledon  and causing controversy with their on court attire over the years.
As you can see from our favourite fashion moments, these players may have worn white but that doesn't mean they got it right.
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Who won at the BET Awards? Beyonce, Serena Williams and Bruno Mars among stars picking up prizes

A host of musicians, actors and industry icons were honoured at this year's BET Awards.
The annual ceremony was hosted in Los Angeles on Monday night and broadcast in the UK for the first time ever tonight on MTV.
 Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Serena Williams, who is pregnant with her first child, were among the list of stars to pick up prizes.
The ceremony, now in its 17th year, was staged at the Microsoft Theater in LA and led by first-time host and comedy all-star, Leslie Jones.
This year’s broadcast marks 17 years of unexpected performances, trailblazing moments, and entertainment’s most provocative players.

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Labour demand a pay rise for nurses, police and firefighters in major rewrite of Tory Queen's Speech

Labour demand a pay rise for nurses, police and firefighters in major rewrite of Tory Queen's Speech
Jeremy Corbyn will bid to reverse pay cuts for nurses in the wake of Theresa May ’s shameless £1billion bung to strike her deal with the DUP.
In the first Commons vote of the new Parliament, Labour will seek to rewrite the Queen's speech  to end the cap on public sector pay rises and force a U-turn on devastating cuts to police, fire and ambulance services.
But Tory MPs will be ordered to vote against the plan – two days after the Prime Minister cemented her Coalition of Crackpots with the mega-payment.
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Tory divisions emerge over Brexit as Cabinet Ministers openly row over plans to leave the EU

Bitter Tory  divisions have erupted over Brexit, with senior Cabinet Ministers openly rowing about Britain’s plans to leave the EU.
Brexit Secretary David Davis contradicted PM Theresa May  on whether we should keep a form of customs union with the EU.
Asked if the UK should pull straight out of the customs union on “ Brexit Day” in March, 2019, Mr Davis replied: “I would have thought so.”
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