Boko Haram Ready To Announce Chibok Girls’ Whereabouts In 24hours– Aisha Wakil

One of the individuals who is alleged to have strong connection and vital information on Boko Haram insurgency, Aisha Alkali Wakil, has on Wednesday, revealed that the Boko Haram terrorist group has accepted the peace move and now ready to make announcement on the whereabouts of the abducted chikbok girls in the next 24 hours.

Wakil was one of the individuals earlier declared wanted by the Nigerian Army for concealing information on the whereabouts of the Chibok girls.

Wakil, who spoke through the lawyer with the National Human Rights Commission told the Nation that since her return, she had not rested negotiating on the release of the school girls.

“Since I came back, I have been on their neck.

“They have now agreed to come out and discuss with the government and bring back the girls.

“I am for the Chibok girls and all the captives. They are ready for peace. This is what they told me.

“I think they might post some information on YouTube within 24 hours,” Aisha stated.


Result Of EFCC Probe Of Panama Papers Ready Soon– Magu

The result of investigations carried out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the involvement of Nigerians in documents leaked by the Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, otherwise known as the Panama Papers, will soon be made public, the Acting EFCC Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu,  has said.
Magu spoke at the closing session of a workshop organized by the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) in collaboration with the Association of professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) at the weekend in Abuja.

Some prominent Nigerians were named in the Panama leaks, including former governors.
He said it sometimes takes between six and nine months after gathering intelligence before EFCC invites suspects.
“We do our work and we do not discriminate. There are no sacred cows. I work and finish my work as if there is no tomorrow because corruption is fighting back,” he said.
He said certain professionals frustrated the EFCC in the fight against corruption, adding that there are professionals who celebrate corruption.
He also said the EFCC would soon beam its search light on corruption in hospitals.
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Metuh Wrote EFCC, Ready To Return N400m – Counsel

The immediate past National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh’s lead defence counsel, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), has said his client has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that he is willing to return the N400m he allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser in November, 2014.

Metuh is currently being prosecuted by the EFCC for allegedly receiving the money, which the prosecution alleged was collected from the $2.1bn arms funds allegedly diverted by the former NSA’s office to other purposes aside from buying arms to fight insurgency.

The money was said to have been released to him to launder the alleged bad image of former President Goodluck Jonathan a few months to the 2015 presidential election which Jonathan eventually lost.

Metuh lost his bid at the FCT High Court to secure his passport to enable him to travel abroad for a check-up.

Ikpeazu, in a telephone interview on Thursday, said Metuh had always indicated to the EFCC that he was willing to return the money right from when the anti-graft agency invited him for questioning before charges were filed against him.

The lawyer said he advised Metuh after his trial began before a Federal High Court in Abuja to write a letter to the EFCC, indicating his intention to return the N400m, which he stated the former PDP spokesperson heeded.

He insisted that Metuh initially thought the money came from former President Goodluck Jonathan but readily indicated to return the money as soon as the EFCC made him to realise the money was from the ONSA.

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Nigeria Is Ready For Nuclear Energy- Fashola

The Federal Government on Wednesday, said Nigeria was ready to commence the production of nuclear energy. The Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made this known at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, said Nigeria had secured the necessary certification from the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA).

Fashola said: “`This thing has protocols and standards; we are already in it; we are not venturing into it; we started a nuclear programme 17 years ago.

“We have gone through the training level; we have produced 25 graduates of master’s level under certification by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

“We have found the sites; the sites have been approved, two sites have been approved by International Atomic Energy Agency.

“We have started the design for the financing; that is the stage we are now; once we conclude that, we move to the design for the construction.

“If all things go well, by quarter four of next year – that is the schedule that I met – we should have started construction, so that is what I meet.“

Fashola said it was important for Nigeria to focus on the gains and safety of nuclear energy as obtained in other developed countries. He said that since the whole world was moving toward a cleaner fuel and the use of more sustainable form of energy, Nigeria could be an exception.

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Police Ready For Bayelsa Poll With 14,000 More Officers

To beef up security as the Bayelsa governorship election holds on Saturday, the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has deployed no fewer than an additional 14, 000 policemen in the state.

Besides, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned that those without valid Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) would not be allowed to vote. The electoral umpire said it would yesterday hand over 52,000 PVCs to the Bayelsa State electoral commissioner.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that Chief Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is the best candidate among those jostling for the Bayelsa State governorship position. He, therefore, urged the people to vote for the former governor in the Saturday’s poll.

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Time To Define Your Relationship? 5 Signs You Are Ready To Commit

1. It just feels right

You’re going to reach a point when you know you like this person a lot and just can’t take it any longer — you want to make them yours. You will know when it feels right to broach the nerve-wracking exclusivity talk. You know it has to be done, and it’s time to buckle down and do it. The easiest way is to sit them down and just come out with it: “I want to be exclusive with you. How do you feel about that?” Those words will probably be met with relief and a resounding yes, but whatever the answer may be, it’s good you put it out there.

2. You don’t want to see anyone else

This is a huge sign that it’s time to define the relationship. You can’t imagine seeing anyone else because the person you’ve been dating is it. You may not love this person yet, but you can definitely see yourself being in love with him or her someday. Now is the time to have the exclusivity talk.

3. You are yourself around the other person

A great indicator that you’re in (or on the road to) a great relationship is that you can 100% be yourself around the person you’re seeing. If he or she has accepted you for who you are, it’s time to have the talk.

4. You don’t want to be intimate with anyone else

This is simple: You don’t want the person you’re seeing to be with anyone else because you really like him or her. It’s time to see if they feel the same way.

5. You can’t imagine your life without this person

You think about this person all the time, and when something good happens to you, you want to tell them first. Your special someone is the first person you think about in the morning and the last person you think about before you go to sleep. You need to have the talk — stat — so you can find out if they are feeling the same way.

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Giesi Ruling House Ready To Present Next Ooni

After over a century of filling the stool of Ooni, Giesi Ruling House of Moore, Ile- Ife,  said it was ready to produce the next monarch for the town. The last Ooni to emerge from the Giesi Ruling House, Derin Ologbenla, reigned between 1880 and 1894.

Addressing a press conference in Osogbo, spokesperson for Giesi Ruling House, Prince Kunle Adelowo, said the rotation of the stool among the Ruling Houses favours the emergence of a prince from Giesi Ruling House.

Adelowo added: “As indicated by government declaration captioned; ‘The Ooni of Ife Chieftaincy Declaration’ reference number CB141/7/1/540 dated 22nd August, 1977, addressed to then Executive Secretary of Oranmiyan Local Government, Ile-Ife, from the office of Military Governor of Oyo State of Nigeria and duly signed by then Secretary to the Military Government and Head of Service, paragraph (a) in the letter states that; ‘the order of rotation among the ruling houses should be as follows: Osinkola, Ogboru, Giesi, Lafogido…”

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I Am Ready For Probe, Says Okonjo-Iweala

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Sunday, declared support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption drive, saying she was ready to subject herself to an unfettered government probe of her two terms in office.

The former Minister, who was reacting to media reports that she was planning to build a multi-million dollar Okonjo –Iweala family hospital in Abuja, denied nursing any such ambition.

Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala, who spoke through her spokesperson, Paul Nwabuikwu, described the report as “totally baseless”, as “the alleged hospital is non-existent”.

“Dr Okonjo-Iweala has a clean record of two terms in office,” the spokesperson said. “As we have consistently maintained, she is not afraid of a transparent investigation of her two terms in office. She supports the anti-corruption drive in Nigeria. No one who has had the privilege of serving his or her country should feel too big to be investigated.

“It is this very issue of fighting corruption that brought her back in the first place and she has a track record of blocking corruption. It is ironic that it is those same corrupt people who are trying to tarnish her image,” he said.

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We Are Ready For War- North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his frontline troops to be ready for war, against a backdrop of rising military tensions between his country and South Korea.

The announcement follows an exchange of artillery shells across the two countries’ heavily fortified border.

The Demilitarised Zone is a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War, which ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty, leaving the Korean Peninsula still technically in a state of war.

The North’s official KCNA news agency said the move came during an emergency meeting late on Thursday of the powerful Central Military Commission of which Kim is the chairman.

During the meeting, Kim ordered frontline, combined units of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) to “enter a wartime state” from Friday 5pm local time (08:00 GMT).

The troops should be “fully battle ready to launch surprise operations” while the entire frontline should be placed in a “semi-war state,” KCNA quoted him as saying.

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5 Signs You’re Not Ready to Get Married

1. You’re selfish

A healthy marriage requires give and take. If you’re still hung up on your own needs and desires and don’t have room for anyone else in your life — other than you, yourself, and then you again — you might be better off alone. Why should someone spend their life only catering to you?

“From all social and economic backgrounds, across gender lines and cultural and religious groups, whether young or old, the most common obstacle to realizing the wonderful potential of our relationships comes from selfishness and self-absorption, which are, after all, two terms for the same thing: the out-of-control ego,” said Ted Dawson in Selfishness and Self-Absorption: How to Stop it from Ruining Your Relationships.

2. You have an unresolved past

Emotional baggage must be unpacked. One piece of luggage that must be handled: your ex. If you’re still not over a past love, it’s time to slow down. Also, if you have any ongoing issues like drug or alcohol addiction, or unresolved emotional wounds, it is imperative that you get help for this before asking someone to spend their life with you. While it is possible to work through these issues as a couple, it will likely add tremendous stress to a new marriage.

“Relationships where one or both people are affected by unresolved issues often tend to spiral down, so it’s best not to wait until there is so much anger and resentment that your relationship can’t be salvaged,” said Licensed Clinical Social Worker Josephine Ferraro.

 3. You like playing the field

If you’re hesitant to throw out your “Single and Ready to Mingle” T-Shirt from college, that may be a sign you’re not ready for a permanent tan line on your ring finger. Also, if your digital black book is so full that it crashes your smartphone, this should tell you something. There’s nothing wrong with having a full and active dating life, just remain transparent with everyone you’re being full and active with. Pretending to be exclusive with someone while sowing your wild oats with several other people isn’t the way to go. Come clean so that you can enjoy your freedom without the guilt.

4. You’re hiding a secret

If you’ve got an army of skeletons in your closet, you have two options: either fess up or keep your skeletons locked down and don’t get married. Your little secret will eventually turn into a big one. The white lies you tell today, if quietly snuck into a marriage, could transform into a messy divorce down the road.

5. You have doubts

The doubts could be about your partner or about the relationship in general. Either way, trust is an essential component of any relationship. If you don’t trust your partner, it will be difficult to maintain a lasting union.

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I’m Ready To Fight Again Next Year- Pacquiao

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao said on Wednesday he was recovering well after surgery for a shoulder injury, a news report said.

“I’m ready to fight, next year,’’ he said in Indonesia when he was asked whether he was ready for a re-match with Floyd Mayweather after their fight in May, a website reported.

Pacquiao tore a rotator cuff in his right shoulder while on training and during the much-anticipated fight against Mayweather on May 2 and underwent surgery afterwards. Pacquiao lost the fight by unanimous decision.

“I’m fine. I can lift it,’’ Pacquiao said, gesturing with his right arm during a trip to Indonesia to film a commercial’’.

Several lawsuits have been filed against Pacquiao and his promoters for allegedly failing to disclose his shoulder injury before the fight against Mayweather, the most lucrative bout in history.

Reports in his home country, the Philippines, said that he was planning to visit a Philippine woman facing execution in Indonesia for drug trafficking.

Pacquiao, who also heads a Philippine parliamentary commission on migrant workers, appealed to Indonesian President Joko Widodo in April to show clemency to Veloso.

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Osun Judge Ready To Testify Against Aregbesola- Speaker

The Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Najeem Salaam, said on Thursday that Justice Folahanmi Oloyede, who wrote a petition calling for the impeachment of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, has expressed her readiness to defend her allegations against the governor.

The Speaker said this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo through his media aide, Mr. Goke Butika.

The Speaker, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress just like the governor stated that the Assembly had written to Aregbesola demanding his response to the allegations leveled against him by the petitioner.

He said, “The onus of proof lies on the petitioner who has expressed her readiness to defend her allegations before the parliamentarians, while Gov. Aregbesola’s response would also be awaited for the sake of fair hearing…”

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Don’t Panic, We Are Ready For Handover- Amaechi Tells Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, has expressed the readiness of his Administration to handover on May 29. Amaechi who dismissed rumours he would not be handing over the reign of governance on the date, wondered what he would be doing in office after May 29. The Rivers state Governor averred that the entire cabinet has made ready their notes preparatory to the terminal date of his regime.

“We are ready for handover unlike the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the centre that is busy making new appointments and sacking people. They have refused to brief the Muhammadu Buhari Transition Team and All Progressives Congress, APC, is not screaming blue murder. Rather, the APC at the centre is meeting and planning and preparing for government”.

Painting an ugly scenario in Rivers State, Gov. Amaechi stated that rather than support democracy, PDP has been busy doctoring election results and Voter Register.

“Unfortunately in Rivers State, the PDP is busy doctoring election results, doctoring Voter Register as to cover their stolen mandate, and crying wolf to cover their mischief”.

Amaechi who spoke through the Rivers State Commissioner of Information and Communications, Ibim Semenitari, added that whoever would take over from him has no reason to panic.

In a statement in Port Harcourt on Friday, Semenitari dismissed insinuations the outgoing regime had shown no co-operation with the man the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared winner of the April 11 governorship election in Rivers State. While dismissing reports the outgoing Administration has been un-co-operative with the PDP, Semenitari allayed such fears saying that PDP already has everything going for it.

“They stole the outcome of the April 11 election and gave no hoot; they declared their candidates winners with the criminal connivance of INEC and cared less about local, national and international opinion that what took place in Rivers state on April 11 was everything but an election. The more APC had pushed for electoral materials which are statutory demands of an electoral litigation, the farther PDP and INEC had kept it, and seemingly, they have had their way. So, they have all going for them. They have nothing to worry about. If and when Mr. Ezebuwon Nyesom Wike, will be sworn in, the issue of handover notes and other statutory briefings should not be any worry to him. Already Wike has as part of his transition team the State Deputy Governor, Engr. Tele Renner Ikuru, who is ViceChairman of the Rivers Stare Executive Council, and who is abreast of all projects and Programmes of the current administration, having chaired many sensitive state government committees as well as state cabinet meetings.” Semenitari said.

“After all, PDP has constituted Inauguration and Transition Committees, respectively”.

The Information and Communications Commissioner who insisted PDP stole the mandate it is parading, reasoned that with the pair of Ikuru and Wike, PDP should have no difficulty with any briefings that they might need from the current administration. She advised PDP to learn from APC which has not raised any hairs despite what are deliberate steps at the centre to provokethe party. “Governor Amaechi has not made any new appointment as he knows he is leaving office, unlike what PDP is doing at the centre. They are busy sacking and making appointments, functions that should be entirely left for the in-coming Administration. Provocative as it is, APC has rather, concerned itself with continued preparations to give Nigerians good governance. APC has refused to dance to PDP’s evil drumbeats, choosing to show maturity.

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