* Lazy youths’ comment: Our PVCs will speak for us, PDP Youth Leader tells Buhari (Vanguard) * Lawyers react as Nigeria police classify pepper spray as offensive weapon (PremiumTimes)

* Lazy youths’ comment: Our PVCs will speak for us, PDP Youth Leader tells Buhari (Vanguard)             *  Lawyers react as Nigeria police classify pepper spray as offensive weapon (PremiumTimes)



Lazy youths’ comment: Our PVCs will speak for us, PDP Youth Leader tells Buhari (Vanguard)

National Youth Leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Honourable Sunday Udeh-Okoye, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his London comments in which he described some Nigerian youths as lazy and uneducated. Faulting the President’s remarks, Udeh-Okoye insisted in a statement he issued in Abuja yesterday that the Nigerian youth remained the “most innovative, enterprising, hardworking, and patriotic,” saying come 2019, the youths will speak with their Permanent Voters’ Card (PVCs). He said: “The best answer to this assault on the sensibilities of the Nigerian youth is to obtain PVC and be ready to repay the President in his own coin in 2019 by showing him the red card across the country. Read more

Lawyers react as Nigeria police classify pepper spray as offensive weapon (PremiumTimes)

Last Tuesday, a Twitter user, Dolapo Pizzu, alerted Abayomi Shogunle, an Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Police Complaint Rapid Response Unit, that she had been arrested and taken to a police station at Igando, Lagos, for being in possession of a pepper spray. Mr. Shogunle responded: “What are you doing with a pepper spray?

Pepper spray is an offensive weapon, Nigeria 🇳🇬 Law prohibits going armed in the public.” With pepper spray used as self-defence weapon by most ladies in Lagos against sexual harassment, Premium Times sought the opinion of lawyers on the illegality of its use. Read more

Buhari returns from London (Vanguard)

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday evening returned from his London trip where he attended the Commonwealth Head of Government meeting, CHOGM. The President has also paid tribute to Nigeria’s foremost social critic and selfless legal luminary, Chief Abdul Ganiyu ‘‘Gani’’ Fawehinmi, SAN, on his posthumous 80tth birthday, describing the late legal icon ‘‘as a true conscience of the nation, defender of democracy and people’s rights advocate’’. Buhari in the tribute which was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, described the late activist as an extraordinary human being and a great reference for all progressive elements in the society. Read more

Omo-Agege is a victim, not a villain (Vanguard)

Ovie Omo-Agege is senator representing the Urhobo nation and the people of Delta Central. A scion of the Omo-Agege family from Orogun and son of former Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice   James Omo Agege, he came into the Senate as a member of the Labour Party (LP) before moving to All Progressives Congress (APC). On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Senate suspended him for 90 legislative days after receiving the report from its Ethics and Privileges Committee which had recommended that Omo-Agege be suspended for 181 days. The reason for the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was that he expressed his constitutionally guaranteed right to expression of an opinion under Section 39 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). Read more

I have experience far above President Buhari – Fayose (Vanguard)

Governor of Ekiti Ayodele Fayose has said that he is far more experience than the President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari. Fayose in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion said “My presidential ambition is still alive, so much alive but one step at a time. I want to lead this country. “I have what it takes, I have experience far above President Buhari. I have served in all governments. I was in Obasanjo’s administration, I was a friend of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua, I was in Jonathan’s administration, I am in Buhari’s administration. Read more

El-Rufai becomes grandfather (Punch)

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has become a grandfather, as his son welcomed a baby girl on Friday. The excited governor shared the news on his Twitter handle, even as he asked his followers to put the baby and her parents; Kamilah and Bello in their “positive prayers.” Read more

Between NEMA and NASS trial by Corruption (Vanguard)

A lot has been said in recent times as regards the activities of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).  Some who might be somewhat ignorant of the activities of NEMA, it is more like a rapid response agency meant to mitigate the effects of national disasters like flooding, humanitarian crisis and other disaster situations in the country. But the pertinent question is, has NEMA lived up to expectation? I say this because of the recent revelations on the activities of NEMA, especially in the last political dispensation. Read more

Lead campaign for PVCs collection, Lagos PDP tells members (Guardian)

The Lagos State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday urged its members to lead the campaigns for residents to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards to be able to cast their votes in 2019. The state chairman of the party, Mr Moshood Salvador, made the call while speaking at a rally of the party in Lagos. He said there was also the need to win more members to the party to achieve the membership target of one million new members. Read more

Projects that will change the face of Lagos (Vanguard)

Last week, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode embarked on inspection tour of major projects across key sectors of Lagos State including education, health, tourism and road infrastructure. The iconic projects, many of which the contractors have assured would be completed before the end of the year, were conceived and implemented to transform the landscape of the state and make life comfortable for residents, as well as improve on the ranking of Lagos as the fifth largest economy in Africa. Read more

Allow your daughters study Engineering courses – Baru (Vanguard)

Dr Makanti Baru,  the Group Managing Director(GMD) of the  Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) , has advised parents to encourage their daughters to take up careers  in engineering. Baru gave the advice on Saturday in Misau at the  inauguration  of the Association of Professional Women Engineers (APWEN), programme title “Invent it, Build it” ‎He said gone were the days when  engineering was for the male children alone as female children could become engineers nowadays. ‎”Parents should raise the awareness on the value of science and engineering careers among their daughters. Read more

BBNaija: I love being shaped like a woman, says Khloe (Punch)

Evicted housemate, Khloe’s dress to her eviction party has been generating some reactions and she has a response for her fans. She said she loved how she is shaped like a woman rather than a girl. Khloe took to her Instagram page to tell her followers exactly how she feels about her body.  She shared photos from the eviction party with her fellow evicted housemates, Lolu, Anto and Rico. Khloe wore a body-baring dress to the party, which some of her fans felt was too revealing Read more

Davido, Wizkid, not a challenge for me – Chuku100 (Vanguard)

After the release of his hit song, ‘Yup Yup’, which has been enjoying multiple airplays on major radio stations in Nigeria and abroad, fast rising American-Nigerian singer, Ifeanyichukwu Joseph Ebulu, popularly known as Chuku100, has released his latest single titled, ‘Hype Anthem’. The graduate of Townson University who believes competition in the Nigerian music industry does not bother him told Potpourri in an exclusive chat he is musically fit to challenge the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Olamide, and others. Read more

Lagos agog as Beejay Sax live concert berths (Vanguard)

All roads lead to the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, for the second edition of ‘Beejay Sax Live’ by Bolaji Sax, one of Nigeria’s finest and trending gospel saxophonists, on May 13. The event, a concert, is coming one year after his astounding but highly successful first effort, also in Lagos. The event will equally feature top Christian musicians such as Frank Edwards, Nathaniel Bassey, Tim Godfrey, Big Bolaji, Ifeoluwa Odogiyan, Olaolu Gbenjo, Onos, Bukola Bekes, MOZ, Tosin Bee, Femi Okunuga and Odunayo Abodunrin. The roll call of comedians includes the likes of Saco, Woli Agba, and Kenny Black. Read more

10 Killed in fresh attack on Benue Communities (ThisDay)

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Friday night attacked six Benue communities killing at least ten people. The six communities attacked were Tse -Abi, Tse-Ginde, Tse-Peviv, Tse Ikyo, Agenke and Gbenke in Guma Local Government Area. The attack occurred after residents had gone to bed. They were suddenly awakened by sporadic gunshots. According to a resident who pleaded not to be named, the attackers came from the bush, shooting and hacking people down with machetes. Read more

15 VGC residents on trial for alleged energy theft (Punch)

No fewer than 15 residents of Victoria Garden City, Ajah, on Lekki-Epe Expressway are to be prosecuted for their alleged involvement in energy theft,  Eko Electricity Distribution Company  said on Friday. EKEDC alleged that the customers stole energy by bypassing its meters. The Managing Director, Mr Adeoye Fadeyibi, who disclosed this at a media briefing, said no effort would be spared in dealing with energy theft. Read more

Super Eagles will shock the World in Russia – Fregene (Soccernet)

Ex-international Francis Fregene bares his mind on Super Eagles’ chances of winning the World Cup, the technical efficiency and effectiveness of Gernot Rohr and the team goalkeeping department in this exclusive interview with Soccernet.com.ng.

SNG: Can we meet you, Sir?

Francis: My name is Francis Fregene Agbata. I am a former member of the Super Eagles and I have coached both the U-20 and U-17 National teams as a goalkeeper coach. Presently, I am a football administrator. SNG: Do you think the goalkeeping department will be a major worry for the Super Eagles technical crew considering the fact that goalkeepers such as Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Dele Ajiboye, Francis Uzoho and Dele Alampasu have not really inspired some level of confidence? Read more

Rohr’s favorite player Troost-Ekong is demoted at Bursaspor ahead of World Cup (Allnigeriasoccer)

Danger may be looming for the Super Eagles less than two months before their first game at the 2018 World Cup after one of the central defenders certain to be named in the starting line-up was demoted by his Turkish club. The player in question is none other than Bursaspor’s William Troost-Ekong, who was named in the match day squad against Karabukspor but remained an unused substitute for the second consecutive game. Troost-Ekong is now behind West Brom linked Turkey U21 star Ertuğrul Ersoy and Cristian Chagas Tarouco in the pecking order of central defenders at Bursaspor. Read more

Barca hammer Sevilla to win Copa del Rey (Punch)

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez inspired Barcelona to what will surely be the first part of a domestic double this season as they thrashed Sevilla 5-0 on Saturday to win the Copa del Rey. Messi had scored once and Suarez twice before even the half-time whistle had blown at the Wanda Metropolitano, with the sublime Andres Iniesta and Philippe Coutinho later compounding Sevilla’s humiliation. Barca’s exhilarating display earns them their 30th triumph in this competition and fourth in a row, having reached the final in each of the last five years. Read more

What Alexis Sanchez did after hearing Arsene Wenger’s leaving Arsenal (101greatgoals)

Following the FA Cup semifinal at Wembley on Saturday, Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez spoke about Arsene Wenger. Alexis left Arsenal in the January transfer window after a long contract standoff with the club. Many have accused Sanchez of being a disruptive figure at Arsenal, however the Chilean spoken warmly of Wenger after the Spurs game. Sanchez revealed that he texted Wenger on Friday when he heard the news of his Gunners exit. Alexis also confirmed that Wenger replied with a thank you. Read more

Everyone saying the same thing about Harry Kane during Man United 2 – Spurs 1 (101greatgoals)

The first half at Wembley was an enthralling encounter with Spurs coming out the blocks in some style. Dele Alli converted a Christian Eriksen cross to put Spurs ahead on 11 minutes and Mauricio Pochettino’s side continued to push. The equaliser came on 24 minutes thanks to a brilliant cross by Paul Pogba, which found Alexis Sanchez for yet another goal at Wembley. At the very end of the first half, Spurs created another chance which had David De Gea beaten all ends up. However, Eric Dier’s shot hit the post and bounced out. Spurs, who had lost seven successive FA Cup semi-finals on the bounce would be forgiven for thinking it wasn’t their day. Read more

Melania Trump attended Barbara Bush’s funeral without Donald & shared a moment with Obama (Bustle)

The funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, who passed away this week at the age of 92, took place on Saturday. It saw some prominent figures turn out to pay their respects, including Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, as well as Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. And the current first lady was present as well ― Melania Trump attended Barbara Bush’s funeral without Donald, and social media definitely noticed an apparently lighthearted moment she shared with former president Obama. Bush was married to former president George H.W. Bush in 1945, and the two remained together for more than 70 years. She lived in the White House throughout her husband’s presidency, from 1989 to 1993, after which the pair moved to Texas, where they made their home until her death. Read more

Mother arrested after son, 7, arrives at school high on cocaine (Independent)

A mother has been arrested in the US after her seven-year-old son turned up to school high on cocaine, it has been reported. Teachers called paramedics after the youngster became drowsy and unresponsive at North Elementary School in Urbana, Ohio. Hospital doctors discovered the class a drug in the boy’s system after running tests, according to local news channel WDTN. His mother, who has not been named, was detained by police after she arrived at Urbana Mercy Health Hospital to collect the child – and was then herself found to be under the influence of cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl. Read more

Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer dies

Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies, has died at the age of 49. The 2ft 8in actor had struggled with alcoholism for years and had reportedly been in hospital on life support, where he was treated for alcohol poisoning. A post on his official Instagram account read: ‘It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today. ‘Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Read more

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