Monday, October 16, 2017

Samilo – Popomiti (Prod. by Blacksheep)

Samilo – Popomiti (Prod. by Blacksheep)

Samilo - Popomiti (Prod. by Blacksheep)
His short bio: Samuel Ogunmola better known as Samilo was born on October 16 as the second child and the only son in a family of 4. He hails from the Awori clan of Ikorodu part of Lagos state. He attended uncle Adewumi Obi nursery and primary school in Agbarho street in Ikorodu, thereafter he proceeded to Ipakodo secondary school in Ebute, Ikorodu, where he obtained his O’Level qualification. In 2009, he was offered admission to study Chemical and Polymer Engineering at Lagos State University (LASU) graduating in 2015 with a Second Class Honours.Samilo - Popomiti (Prod. by Blacksheep) 2
He embarked on the one-year mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC) in Omavwe secondary school Agbarha-Otor Delta state. He showed his passion for music early in life performing in several church concerts and the school choir and later he served in the Redeemed Christian Campus fellowship (RCF) and the Joint Campus Fellowship (JFM) choir.
After his National Youth Service in 2016, he decided to do secular music on a full scale releasing his first hit single POPOMITI on 2017.10.16
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Youths threaten to disrupt Super Eagles game against Zambia

Youths threaten to disrupt Super Eagles game against Zambia

The Super Eagles might have more to worry than the Chipolopolos of Zambia on Saturday’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo.
As youths from the communities where the Akwa Ibom State-owned stadium is sited blocked the gate leading to the complex on Wednesday morning.
Apart from accusing the state government of neglect, the placard-carrying youths from Obio Etoi and Obio Ofot said they had not gained anything since the stadium was built on their land.
The protesters claimed that neither the state government nor the construction company Julius Berger had fulfilled its obligations in accordance with an agreement they reached between them before the stadium was built.

He said, “Since 2011 when Julius Berger commenced work here, this stadium has brought nothing good to us. The company destroyed all diversion ways to the communities with their heavy equipment and machines; at a point we had to sell our land to maintain the road. That is why we are crying to the state government and we will continue to cry until something is done.”
Peters said wastewater from the stadium pumped into the retention lake often overflows its bank resulting in flooding, adding that the lake had become a good breeding spot for mosquitoes.
The youths also accused the state government of blocking their only access road to the two communities.
The village head of the Obio Etoi, Eteidung Ezekiel Ekott, said the protest was aimed at drawing the attention of the state government to the plight of the communities.
Ekott said, “We want to let the state government know that the Memorandum Of Understanding entered between the host communities, Julius Berger and the state government had been breached.”

The monarch said the state government failed to reply to several letters from his palace reminding them of the plight of the communities.
According to him, when it rains, the communities will be submerged in flood waters.
He said the communities did not receive any compensation from the state government based on an understanding.
“The understanding was that we will get benefits by way of providing roads and drainage,” Ekott said.
However, state commissioner of works, Ephraim Inyang, who met with the protesters in company with the information commissioner, Mr Charles Udo, said the road had been earmarked for construction and assured the youths that work would soon commence on the road.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )
Their placards read, “The stadium is beautiful but the communities are suffering.”
The youth leader of Obio Etoi, Mr. Sunday Peters, who led the group, claimed that since 2011 when Julius Berger Plc commenced work at the stadium the villagers had been abandoned.

Deadly disease break in Bayelsa, 10 persons quarantined

Deadly disease break in Bayelsa, 10 persons quarantined

Residents of Bayelsa State will have more to worry about than the present state of the country, as a deadly viral epidemic known as “monkeypox” has broken out in the state.
It was authoritatively learnt that a medical doctor and 10 persons, who came down with the monkeypox had been quarantined in an isolation centre at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.
The isolation centre was reportedly created by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the epidemiological team of the state’s Ministry of Health to check the spread of the virus.
The NCDC and the epidemiological team were said to be tracking 49 other persons, who were said to have come in contact with persons who were infected with the virus.
The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, confirmed the development, saying that samples of the virus had been sent to the World Health Organisation laboratory in Dakar, Senegal for confirmation.

He described monkeypox as a viral illness caused by a group of viruses that include chicken pox and small pox, adding that the first case was noticed in the Democratic Republic of Congo with subsequent outbreaks in the West African region.
The commissioner explained that the virus had the Central African and the West African types, saying that “the West African type is milder and has no records of mortality.”
Etebu stated, “Recently in Bayelsa State, we noticed a suspected outbreak of monkeypox. It has not been confirmed. We have sent samples to the World Health Organisation reference laboratory in Dakar, Senegal.
‘’When that comes out we will be sure that it is confirmed. But from all indications, it points towards it.
‘’As the name implies, the virus was first seen in monkey, but can also be found in all bush animals such as rats, squirrels and antelopes.
‘’The source is usually all animals. It was first seen in monkeys and that is why it is called monkeypox. But every bush animals such as rats, squirrels, antelopes are involved. So, the secretions from particularly dead animals are highly contagious.”
He listed the symptoms of monkeypox as severe headache, fever, back pains amongst other symptoms, noting that most worrisome of all the signs were rashes bigger than those caused by chicken pox.
The commissioner said the rashes were usually frightening and usually spread to the whole body of an infected person.
Speaking on the Bayelsa case, Etebu stated, “We noticed the first index case from Agbura where somebody was purported to have killed and eaten a monkey and after that the people who are his neighbours and family members started developing the rashes.
“We have seen cases from as far as Biseni. We invited the NCDC together with our own epidemiological team from the Bayelsa Ministry of Health. We have been able to trace most of the people who have come in contact with the patients.
“So far, we have 10 patients and we have created an isolation centre at the NDUTH and most of them are on admission and we are following up the 49 cases that we are suspecting may come down with the illness. As a state we are taking care of all the expenses of all the isolated cases.

“The disease has an incubation period and it is also self-limiting in the sense that within two to four weeks, you get healed and it confers you with immunity for life.
“We have mobilised virtually every arsenal at our disposal in terms of sensitising the general public and making them aware by radio programmes, jingles and fliers. Also, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has mobilised fully to Bayelsa State. We are on top of the situation.
“The only thing I will tell the general public is to observe hand hygiene and ensure they don’t come in contact with dead animals and their secretions. The disease is airborne too. So, it is very infectious.
“People should wash their hands whenever they go in or come out of their houses. If they touch with animals, they should ensure that they wash their hands. They should be very vigilant. People should report any similar cases to the relevant authorities.
“A lot of people have come down with the symptoms but they are hiding in their houses. If they hide, there is the propensity for the infection to spread.
“It is better to quarantine them and treat them so that we can interrupt the spread of the disease. People should be calm and they shouldn’t get frightened. The state has distributed personal protective equipment to workers and they are using them.”
Source: ( Punch Newspaper)

LASG move to curb boat accident

LASG move to curb boat accident

The ongoing enforcement at the inland waterways transport laws is meant to stop boat accidents often caused by illegal operations, this was announced by the Lagos State government.
The Managing Director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, said illegal jetties and boat operators would no longer have space in the state.
He said, “The enforcement is going to be an ongoing thing because we constantly have people who are going to default. LASWA has been going round the state to close illegal jetties.”

Food seller remanded in prison for stealing goat

Food seller remanded in prison for stealing goat

The Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos have arrested a food seller in  Ogijo, identified as Sunday Ogbonna, at Mosimi-Likosi area of Ogun State.
It was gathered that Sunday was taken to court after he allegedly refused to pay N100,000 bail sum demanded by some operatives of the zone.
It was gathered that Sunday was detained by the command’s Zonal Intervention Squad, Ladegboye Base, Ikorodu, on Sunday, 17 months after he was first arrested for buying a stolen goat by another set of policemen allegedly from the Lagos State Police Command.
It was learnt that an unidentified man had sold the goat to Sunday sometime in March 2016.
The following day, the policemen allegedly from Lagos command reportedly stormed Sunday’s shop and arrested him for buying a stolen goat.
Sunday’s wife, Calister Ogbonna, said her husband explained to the operatives that he was not aware that the goat was stolen.

She added that the policemen later collected almost N200,000 for bail and “to settle the case.”
Calister said, “We run three canteens in Ogijo and we buy goats on a daily basis. I was at the shop with my husband on that day when a man brought a goat to sell. Policemen came the next day and said my husband bought a stolen goat. They seized all the goats they saw outside the shop.
“They asked him to give them money to fuel their vehicle so they could leave him. They demanded N50,000. He begged them, but they beat him up and insisted that he must pay the money. My husband went inside to bring the money and a policeman followed him.
“He wanted to give the policeman N50,000 from a bag containing N130,000, but the policeman snatched the bag from him. I told the policeman that he had taken all the money we had and he eventually gave me N5,000 for the upkeep of my children until my husband would be back.

“He also gave me his phone number. They took him to their station in Ikorodu. I can’t remember the name of the station, but I know the place.
“The following day, I went to the station to secure his bail. They demanded another N60,000. After much pleading, they collected N40,000. We told them that we didn’t want embarrassment again and they promised to let go of the matter. We did not see any complainant and the seized goats were not returned.”
The policeman, who dropped his phone number to the woman, was later identified as Christopher. He was said to be presently serving in the Zonal Intervention Squad.
Calister’s said when she thought the dust had settled on the case, some operatives of the Zonal Intervention Squad invaded their residence in Oremeji Omoleye, Ogijo on October 1, 2017, to re-arrest Sunday.
She said the policemen scaled the gate to gain entry and went away with four goats on the premises.