Ekiti Govt Signs Peace Pact With Herdsmen, Releases Seized Cattles

As parts of efforts at ensuring seamless herdsmen operation in Ekiti, the state government and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) yesterday signed a peace pact after fine-tuning grey areas in the enforcement of the Anti-Grazing Law in the state.

This came as governor, Ayodele Fayose, ordered the release of nine cows of the member of the group seized by the operatives of the recently inaugurated Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshals for contravening grazing law.

The governor stated that the move became necessary so as to cement the relationship between the government , crops farmers and the Fulani herdsmen in the state.

He however,however maintained that the approved grazing period 7am to 6pm as stipulated in the law stands and that anyone who contravenes this will be dealt with.

At a stakeholders’ meeting held at  the government house with the leadership of Miyetti Allah in Ekiti and the southwest , traditional rulers and the Fulani community on Thursday, the governor also directed that all cattle rearers operating in the State are to register with the traditional rulers of their host communities.

He further stressed  that the free registration must be done within the next 14 days, after which the registered names would be forwarded to the state government for data keeping.

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Putin Signs Decree To Draft 152,000 Men Into Army By Year-end

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to draft 152,000 young Russians into the Russian army before the end of the year.

Government spokesman said on Friday in Kremlin that the military draft would be carried out from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 concerning Russian citizens aged 18-27 who are not in reserve and are subject to the military draft under the law.

He said that in accordance with the law, Putin also ordered to carry out a dismissal of current conscripts from the military service.

The spokesman said further that “On military duty and military service,” the decree includes soldiers, sailors, sergeants and sergeant majors, whose term of service had expired.

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Buhari Signs Paris Pact On Climate Change

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, saying it demonstrated Nigeria’s commitment to the global effort to reverse its effects.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a statement yesterday, quoted Buhari as  saying this while addressing the opening of the meeting on “Taking Climate Action for Sustainable Development” in New York, co-hosted by Nigeria and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as one of the side events of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly.

He said President Buhari had shortly before the event, signed the Paris agreement where he committed Nigeria to reducing green house gas emissions unconditionally by 20 per cent and conditionally by 45 per cent, in line with Nigeria’s nationally determined contributions.
The president described the pact as historic and expressed confidence that with support from development partners, Nigeria would meet the defined targets.
He promised to ensure the ratification of the Paris agreement before the 22nd Conference of parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakesh, Morocco in November 2016.
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Buhari Signs N241.5b FCT Budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2016 Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja Appropriation Act, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, has said.

Enang said President Buhari assented to N241.5 billion 2016 FCT budget as passed by the National Assembly.

A statement issued by the presidential aide did not however say when the fiscal document was signed.

Enang said “The legal implantation of the budget, therefore comes into effect, which will result in employment in the formal sectors and informal sectors through projects implementation and employment there from arising.”

On budget of statutory corporations and agencies, Enang said some Nigerians have asked questions on the legal and legislative grounds for laying of the budget of statutory corporations before the National Assembly for consideration and passage.


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Fayose Signs Bill To Try Herdsmen For Terrorism

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose yesterday signed a bill to regulate grazing, into law, with a warning that any herdsman caught with arms will face charges of terrorism.

The governor said the law would curtail activities of suspected herdsmen, who move about with firearms, unleashing terror on citizens.

According to the new law, any offender arrested and convicted is liable to six months’ imprisonment without any option of fine.

Grazing activities in designated places would take place between 7 am and 6 pm daily in Ekiti State.

The governor vowed that his administration will enforce the law, noting that the law was not targeted at any particular group but to ensure that the state does not descend into anarchy and senseless bloodletting.

Fayose signed the bill into law, with traditional rulers, community leaders and interest groups present.

He promised to convoke such a meeting once in three months to review the security situation and other issues affecting the state.

The governor earlier meet with the monarchs and community leaders at the Osuntokun Lodge of the Government House before giving his assent to the law in the open.

He said the bill became expedient to prevent a recurrence of an attack by suspected herdsmen on Oke Ako in Ikole Local Government, where two people were killed and scores injured on May 20.

The governor noted that by working with rulers, he would get a feedback on those plundering state resources, such as trees, farmlands and others.

Fayose said: “My government took the bill to the House after what happened in Oke Ako some months ago. The House has passed the bill and I have to assent it. It becomes a law from today that if you do anything to the contrary you will be punished by the law.”

Any herdsman caught with firearms or any weapon while grazing in Ekiti now will be charged with terrorism. I solicit your support for this government to succeed.”

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Signs She Is A Gold Digger

Looking for some red flags to prove you’re in a relationship with a gold digger? Read this:

 1. What your partner has is never good enough and he or she is constantly looking and pointing out what someone else just bought. Another red flag is if the focus always seems to be impressing other couples at your expense. It’s always about a good table at the new hip restaurant when you go out with friends, never a movie and a beer afterwards. You always pay. And the biggest red flag can be seen when it comes to vacations. Does it always need to be the St. Regis or Four Seasons or Maui or can we Airbnb a quaint place in Vermont and have just as much fun? If it’s the former and it’s on your dime, guess what? That trend won’t stop after marriage.

2.  Discuss finances as the topic comes up naturally: dinner dates, work discussions with friends, and other couples. It’s part of all of our lives; it should come up reasonably quickly as people love to discuss their careers. This should certainly happen within the first few weeks, and if it doesn’t, I’d start to wonder and maybe be a bit more proactive in bringing up the topic.

 Student loans and large purchases like a car or home are a great time to introduce the credit score topic. If you’re in an obviously high-paying career and your partner turns out to have a low credit score and a ton of student debt it doesn’t mean they’re necessarily after your money, but it does mean that you should be aware of that possibility.

UNICEF Signs 1.3 Billion Naira MoU With Niger State

The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF), Kaduna Field Office has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Niger State government on the provision of basic necessities of life for children and women in the state.

The Chief Field Officer of UNICEF in Kaduna, Mr Utpal Moitra, made the disclosure in Minna after the signing of the MoU.

He said that the Joint Work Plan for 2016 ensured that government and UNICEF shared commitment to accountability and transparency of the programme.

“The joint partnership is about joint commitment, sharing commitment and working together so as to deliver benefits to the large number of children and women in Niger state,” he said.

Moitra, who oversees three states including Niger State, stated that the cost of 1.3 billion Naira has been shared with UNICEF contributing 60% while the state government would provide 40% counterpart fund.

He explained that the agreement was reached following the continued partnership between the Federal Government of Nigeria and UNICEF as well as the states which include Niger State.

He informed that the major areas of priority in the MoU were education, health, water sanitation, nutrition and a host of others which would have direct benefits and bring development to the people of Niger State.

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello signed the MoU on behalf of Niger State, while the Chief of Field Office, Mr Utpal Mostra, signed on behalf of UNICEF.

Governor Bello appreciated the partnership and promised to be supportive in the fulfilment of the state’s part of the agreement as quickly as possible.

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Signs You Are Not Ready To Get Married Yet

You haven’t had a REAL fight, or faced any really big obstacles together

I know this seems a little bit counterintuitive to living in unadulterated bliss, but hear me out: If you’re past the honeymoon stage in your relationship and you haven’t had a disagreement with your partner that turned into something that made the situation at least moderately uncomfortable, you’re probably not ready for marriage. The quintessential marital vows do, after all, have “in sickness and in health” in there – and while sickness is not the same as a fight, it is a big challenge. And you should know how you handle big challenges jointly, including disagreements, before promising to spend forever together.

Also, having no fights can sometimes (though not always) mean that one person just always agrees with what the other wants. This can work for some couples, but usually only temporarily. One of the points of being in a relationship, and a marriage, is to grow together. And if one person is never pushing the other beyond their comfort zone to help them do just that, it will bug them one day, even if it doesn’t now. Having a partner who lifts you up is so important, but being a one-sided grower is no way to live.

Your goals (or dedication to those goals) just don’t line up

Have you always dreamed of being high up on the ladder in your career, having a big house, and traveling the world? Is your partner more low key, content to go to an OK job with less pressure but more time and emotional freedom and happy to take domestic road trips here and there? This type of situation can, and does, work – especially when the two individuals in a relationship are independent enough to be able to pursue their own interests outside of each other (which is always a healthy thing that I not only encourage, but insist upon).

But where it gets hairy is when one person feels like they are the one making everything happen and resentment starts to breed – or when A, B, or C pillar of either person’s life feels disrespected by X, Y, or Z pillar from the other’s. If one of the bricks that make up the foundation of the person you are at your core feels stunted by the other person’s or vice versa (even unintentionally), that is a big sign to me that it might not be time to really consider taking the marriage step.

You find yourself thinking more about a wedding than a marriage

The wedding industry (and Pinterest) can make it really easy to start planning your big day from even before the ring goes on your finger. But regardless of how much you’ve dreamed about this day, the reasons you should say “Yes” to spending the rest of your life by the side of another person should be 99.9% about how happy you are to live that life and .1% about flower arrangements and whatnot. Of course wedding planning can take up a lot of time, but if you’re spending way more time on that and a minuscule amount of time discussing what marriage means with your partner, something might be off.

So make sure, deep down, your priorities are in order – and then have that dream wedding, if you want it. What’s that saying about having your (wedding) cake and eating it too?

You don’t agree on the big things

While I don’t think that disagreeing on big household stuff like children – whether or not to have them, how many, schooling, etc. – religion, and rules about who gets the last Oreo (kidding!) are necessarily deal-breakers, especially early in a relationship, I do firmly believe that sweeping those things under the rug until “after we get married” is a huge no-no. When you sign your name onto a contract to take on life together as a team, it is crucial to ensure you are on the same page with stuff like this.

If you’re with someone you think you may want to marry, couples counseling could help you work through any discrepancies in your beliefs about the biggies. Counseling isn’t just for couples who fight all the time! In fact, the class my husband and I took before we got married was hugely beneficial, for the communication-skills-building aspect alone. I highly recommend it.

There’s someone else

This is kind of obvious, but for me it wasn’t, because the “someone else” was my best friend and we had a very complicated start to our relationship (and, consequently, very confused emotions). So listen up: If there’s someone else you have feelings for – strong feelings that keep creeping up – it’s a good sign you’re not with the right person. Even if the “other” person isn’t “the one,” strong feelings toward someone else is usually a sign that the one you’re with isn’t satisfying an integral need you have.

So while this isn’t necessarily a sign that you should never marry the person you’re with, listen to it anyway. Figure out what it means, and if you really want to be with the person you’re already with, be honest about your feelings and use it to work on your own relationship. What are you missing? Is it something you can live without, or that you and your partner can work on improving together? If so, that’s awesome; time could erase the feelings you have for that person outside your relationship.

But if not? Don’t get married – and let the other person know you’re out as soon as possible. Your future self (and eventually, your partner, even if not out loud) will look back and say, “Wow, we’d be divorced by now.” You know in your heart what you need, so listen to your instincts. You only live once, and you owe it to both you and your partner to make sure that life is the most fulfilling it can possibly be.


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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Willow Smith Signs With Kendall Jenner’s Modeling Agency

What with Lily-Rose Depp (daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis) gracing the pages of Vogue Paris, Kaia Gerber (daughter of Cindy Crawford) signing with IMG, Anwar Hadid (younger brother of Gigi and Bella) appearing in an editorial for Nylon and countless other pretty teens from pretty families landing modeling gigs, it should come as no surprise that Willow Smith (Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s youngest daughter) has made her career as a good-looking human official.

The Society Management, which represents Kendall Jenner, Molly Bair and Natalie Westling, to name a few, announced today that the 14-year-old is now a part of its all-star roster.

Though she’s young, Smith is no stranger to the photo game. The cool teen already has demonstrated her talent on the cover of i-D magazine, in Marc Jacobs’ A-list-heavy fall campaign and in Harper’s Bazaar‘s “Icons” issue, where she perfectly embodied Kali, the six-armed goddess.

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NNPC Signs New Oil Swap With Foreign Companies

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has set up four new crude swap contracts to replace those cancelled last month that were vital for bringing in about half of domestic fuel demands, industry sources disclosed.

NNPC cancelled the 2015 deals with Nigerian companies Sahara Group, Aiteo Group and NNPC’s trading arm Duke Oil because they were alleged to have been “skewed in favour of the companies.”

Though there is a change to the new contract winners, it’s unclear whether these will be more transparent.

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Signs You Are Dating A Mama’s Boy


A major part of adulthood is being able to think for yourself. If your man has a problem with this, you’re in trouble. When his thoughts are always derived from how his mama feels, you’re not dating him, you’re dating his mom. A man who is always doing what his mother says can torpedo a relationship real fast. What if she ends up not liking you? Do you think he will stay with you, or rather, leave because of her influence? Also, if his mama tells him every move to make, it can condition him to be a lazy thinker so you may end up being the voice of reason for everything in her absence. Sounds exhausting, doesn’t it?


Listen, this one should be a no-brainer, but if it still hasn’t clicked for you, allow me to break it down. He’s a grown man who doesn’t have his own address. Sure, he may pay a bill or two, but this man has no idea what it means to live on his own, do his own grocery shopping, or even how to budget. If you settle down with this mama’s boy, just know that he will probably end up moving in with you too.


While you may find this endearing in the beginning, I can assure you that this will become “played out” very fast. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a man checking in with his mama. But if their phone conversations average an hour each day, it’s safe to say there’s an abnormal amount of influence from her in regards to his life.

If you’re already caught up with a mama’s boy and you’re not happy with the relationship, the best thing to do is to put your foot down and demand that some things change. But don’t be too pushy if you really want to hold onto this mama’s boy. Remember, she was there first, and because he’s codependent, old habits do die hard. Patience is key, but only you know how much you can take. If this is something that you don’t think you can handle, it may be time to move on.


18+: 25 Unmistakable Signs He’s in Love With You

Some signs of true love are subtle. Others? Well, they all but hit you over the head with obviousness. If you’re blissfully happy and searching for signs that your guy is hooked on you too, these 25 signs will make it crystal clear.

1. He actually listens when you give him a 20-minute-long play-by-play of a dramatic situation with your work frenemy.

2. He doesn’t suggest you go brush your teeth before he kisses you good morning.

3. He initiates cuddling that doesn’t lead to sex.

4. He’s introduced you to all his friends—and when you met them, they already knew where you work and that you love Swedish fish.

5. He’s introduced you to his parents (or wants to).

6. He texts you just to say “Good morning” or “I’m thinking about you.”

7. He never misses the chance to tell you “Good night,” even if he’s out with the guys.

8. He’s prone to saying corny, eye-roll-inducing things such as, “You have the most beautiful smile.”

9. He puts you first. Think: accepting the invite to your friend’s engagement party on the night his favorite team is playing—without so much as a mention of it.

10. He’s equal parts proud and ever-so-slightly jealous when another man hits on you.

11. Forget talking about tomorrow, he’ll say things like, “Next summer, we should…” and doesn’t hesitate to put plans on the books for months in advance.

12. He gives you the remote more often than he hogs it.

13. He saves the last bite of any delicious meal just for you.

14. He asks to sign the cards you send to your mother.

15. When you’re in bed with killer cramps, he runs to the drugstore for tampons and painkillers.

16. All it takes is a single smile aimed in his direction, and this man can’t stay mad at you.

17. Whether he’s prepping for a big meeting or simply picking out his tie, he likes to get your opinion.

18. He cares whether you orgasm—and learns what it takes to make it happen.

19. That thing you mentioned in passing you just had to have? Don’t buy it—he already snagged two for you.

20. He’s bookmarked a GIFs site so he can randomly send you messages that make you smile.

21. He puts his phone away when you’re around.

22. He teases you in ways that feel funny, not mean.

23. He’s saved every card and note you’ve ever given him. Heck, he even has a sliver of wrapping paper from your first-ever gift exchange.

24. He tells everyone he knows when you have a life achievement of any kind.

25. He says, “I love you” every day, and you believe him.


Jonathan Signs Tobacco Control Bill, Five Others

Nigeria’s outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, has signed the Tobacco Control bill into law, hours to the end of his tenure.The president signed the bill alongside five others, his spokesperson, Reuben Abati, announced on Twitter, Wednesday.

Other bills signed by the president include, National Sugar Development Council (amendment) bill, AMCON Amendment bill, Standards Organization of Nigeria Bill, Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency Act and Equipment Leasing bill.

The president’s tenure is due to end midnight of May 28, the next day. The signing is his largest in his six years as president but follows a similar pattern that saw him sign Nigeria’s Freedom of Information Bill at the tail of the end of his tenure in 2011.


Jonathan Signs Criminal Justice Bill Into Law

President Goodluck Jonathan has signed the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill 2015 into law. The bill, which was passed by the Senate on May 5, seeks to among others things, address the problem of delayed criminal trials.

 Dr Reuben Abati, President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, confirmed this development in an interview with Journalists in Abuja on Thursday.

 He said the president signed the document on Wednesday, the same day he received the bill from the National Assembly. “The president has signed the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill 2015.

“He signed it the same day he received it from the National Assembly. With that development, the bill is now an Act,’’ he said.

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