Nigeria enter second recession after 5 years

Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, has entered its second recession in five years as official figures published on Saturday show that the economy shrank again in the third quarter of this year.
This year’s recession, ocassioned by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, is worse than that of 2016.
The National Bureau of Statistics, in its Gross Domestic Product report for Q3, said the GDP, the broadest measure of economic prosperity, fell by 3.62 in the three months to September.
Economists consider two consecutive quarters of shrinking GDP as the technical definition of a recession.
For the first time in more than three years, the Nigerian economy shrank in the second quarter of this year as the GDP fell by 6.10 per cent, compared with a growth of 1.87 per cent in Q1.
The NBS had said in August that the economic decline in Q2 was largely attributable to significantly lower levels of both domestic and international economic activity resulting from nationwide shutdown efforts aimed at containing the COVID-19 pandemic.
It said the contraction in Q2 brought to an end the three-year trend of low but positive real growth rates recorded since the 2016/17 recession.
The economy, which emerged from its first recession in 25 years in Q2 2017 when it posted a 0.7 per cent growth, had continued its slow recovery since then but the COVID-19 crisis made things worse.
In 2016, the economy slipped into recession in Q2 as the GDP shrank by 2.1 per cent after falling by 0.4 per cent in Q1 on the back of the steep fall in global crude oil prices and the country’s production volumes.
Last month, the World Bank revised its 2020 forecast for Nigeria’s economy to -4.1 per cent from its previous projection of -3.2 per cent, saying the country’s near-term outlook was subject to “considerable uncertainty”.
The bank had said in June that the collapse in crude oil prices, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, was expected to “plunge the Nigerian economy into a severe recession, the worst since the 1980s”

CCC global Genesis founder jailed for fraud

Lagos State high court Sentenced popular prophet and Sheperd-in-charge of CCC Global Genesis church, Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe, to two-year imprisonment for defrauding a U.K- based woman.

Justice Olabisi Akinlade sentenced the defendant to a year imprisonments for count two and four. She however discharged him of counts 1,3, 5 ,6 and 7 for lack of evidence.

Oladele was charged with seven counts charges bordering on fraud and obtaining money by false pretenses, preferred against him by the Lagos State government.×266&×266%2C320x266%2C0x0&nras=2&correlator=1598743904222&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=1597191515.1605779410&ga_sid=1605779410&ga_hid=102347153&ga_fc=0&iag=0&icsg=4436165419347968&dssz=53&mdo=0&mso=0&u_tz=60&u_his=1&u_java=0&u_h=640&u_w=320&u_ah=640&u_aw=320&u_cd=24&u_nplug=0&u_nmime=0&adx=0&ady=1188&biw=320&bih=520&scr_x=0&scr_y=125&eid=21067214%2C21066973&oid=3&pvsid=3378778624906101&pem=111&!3&btvi=3&fsb=1&xpc=dqCHaTQKYF&p=http%3A//

He was said to have defrauded one Mrs Olaide William Oni to the tune of N17m which she gave him to procure some landed properties on her behalf because she thought he was a good pastor.

She said she first met the accused person in 2002 during her visit to Nigeria, when she was taken to his church for prayers by her step-sister.

She said: “He told me something about my husband in one of his prophecies, that I should not have anything jointly with him because he was having an affair behind my back.

He gave me a liquid to drink and I started vomiting. I was asked to sit down and he lighted a candle and said I should be there until the candle goes off.”×266&×266%2C320x266%2C0x0%2C320x266&nras=3&correlator=1598743904222&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=1597191515.1605779410&ga_sid=1605779410&ga_hid=102347153&ga_fc=0&iag=0&icsg=4436165419347968&dssz=54&mdo=0&mso=0&u_tz=60&u_his=1&u_java=0&u_h=640&u_w=320&u_ah=640&u_aw=320&u_cd=24&u_nplug=0&u_nmime=0&adx=0&ady=1974&biw=320&bih=520&scr_x=0&scr_y=125&eid=21067214%2C21066973&oid=3&pvsid=3378778624906101&pem=111&!4&btvi=4&fsb=1&xpc=AMeMiazjbu&p=http%3A//

According to her, he allegedly took her in company of her step-sister and cousin to a bush in Sango Ota area of Ogun State, where she was allegedly bathed with some concoctions near a river.

She said her misfortune started when she returned to London, the prophet  asked her to invest in landed property in Lagos, which she agreed. This she did after consultations with some persons.

She allegedly sent N17 million in five tranches of N900,000, N2.5 million, N8.5 million, N2.7 million and £12,000 between 2002 and 2005 to purchase the property on her behalf, which turned out to be a fraud.×266&×266%2C320x266%2C0x0%2C320x266%2C320x266&nras=4&correlator=1598743904222&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=1597191515.1605779410&ga_sid=1605779410&ga_hid=102347153&ga_fc=0&iag=0&icsg=4436165419347968&dssz=54&mdo=0&mso=0&u_tz=60&u_his=1&u_java=0&u_h=640&u_w=320&u_ah=640&u_aw=320&u_cd=24&u_nplug=0&u_nmime=0&adx=0&ady=2680&biw=320&bih=520&scr_x=0&scr_y=125&eid=21067214%2C21066973&oid=3&pvsid=3378778624906101&pem=111&!5&btvi=5&fsb=1&xpc=9neAPVQ63b&p=http%3A//

She said, “When I confronted him about this, he started threatening my life and blackmailing me.”

He was formally warned by the general overseas of CCC wordwide for failure to abide to rules set by the elders of the church

Who is Harris Devi’s kamala?

Kamala Devis Harris was the daughter of a Jamaican man who was taught at Stanford University and her mother was an Indian diplomat who was a cancer researcher.

Kamala Harris is marked as the first female to ever becomes vice president in the United States and also the first black vice president of Indian descent.

Harris was formally a senator at California putting substantial crack in what former candidate Hillary Clinton called”highest and hardest glass ceiling”.

Kamala was born on October 20 1964(56years) in Oakland, California,U.S. she was an American politician who was elected as senator in 2016 and began her first term representing that year,and was elected as vice president along side with Joe Biden as the president of U.S.

Kamala Harris
Kamala and husband

Youths Changing the Narrative in Lagos


Alimosho Youths under the umbrella of the Moremi Youth Development Projet (MYDP) an initiate of the Lagos State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism Hon. Pharm. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, organised an outreach program themed “Changing Minds” on 4th November, 2020.

The outreach which took place at the Marriage registry hall Ayobo-ipaja LCDA was the second phase of two events organised by team Engagement of MYDP.
The outreach program focused primarily, on two key issues faced by the everyday Nigerian Youths.
The First Speaker, Pastor.Mavis Orji a Leadership Coach,Mentor and Motivational Impact Speaker of Potters Transformation Christian Center (PTCC) spoke extensively on the subtheme;”Enlightening the Younger Generation On Moral Decadence,Can we still be saved?”,he talked about the need for Youths of this era to embrace positive values and draw out principles that will keep then going through in Life.
Dr.Itunu Ashade NORA Assistant of SCORA at the Lagos State University Medical Students Association, did justice to the subtheme;”The Millennial Youth and Sex “.
While engaging the participants in her presentation,she debunked Myths on sex common among Young people and further elucidated the various safe sex methods.

It was indeed a mind transforming outreach,as participants expressed their delight.

Participants Registering for the event.
Singing Nigeria’s National Anthem to Kickstart the event.
Pastor.Mavis takes the floor.
Participants focused on one of the Speakers.

Do you know who Tems is?

Timilade openiyi known as Tems as her stage name,she is a Nigerian born on June 11 1995(25years) artists who grew up in British being abandon by her dad..she grow under the care of her mother at her tender age..

Tems got interest for music when was young at her college in lekki(Dowen college) after she graduated she from her college she travelled to US to study economics in Johannesbuge in 2018..

She is now one of the talented female artists in Nigeria and worth about $700,000 US dollars as of 2020

IG of police bans FSARS finally


Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.3/25
Date: 4th October, 2020

The Director of News



  • As Police Arrest 2 FSARS Operatives, 1 Civilian Accomplice in Lagos State

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has banned the personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads of the Force including the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Anti-Cultism Squad and other Tactical Squads operating at the Federal, Zonal and Command levels, from carrying out routine patrols and other conventional low-risk duties – stop and search duties, checkpoints, mounting of roadblocks, traffic checks, etc – with immediate effect. In addition, no personnel of the Force is authorized to embark on patrols or tactical assignments in mufti. They must always appear in their police uniforms or approved tactical gear. The IGP’s directives come against the backdrop of findings by the leadership of the Force that a few personnel of the Tactical Squads hide under these guise to perpetrate all forms of illegality, contrary to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement establishing the squads.

Specifically, the IGP has warned the Tactical Squads against the invasion of the privacy of citizens particularly through indiscriminate and unauthorized search of mobile phones, laptops and other smart devices. They are to concentrate and respond only to cases of armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes when the need arises.

The IGP notes that the FSARS and other Police Tactical Squads remain a critical component of the Force in confronting prevailing and emerging violent crimes in the country. He however condemns every act of unprofessionalism, abuse of human rights and high-handedness by some personnel of the Squads. He has therefore ordered the X-Squad and the Monitoring Unit to embark on immediate and massive nationwide monitoring of activities of Tactical Squads and other police officers on the road. They are to ensure prompt arrest, investigation and prosecution of all erring police officers who violate these directives and other extant regulations of the Force.

The IGP has equally warned, that henceforth, the Commissioner of Police in charge of FSARS, Commissioners of Police in charge of State Commands and the FCT as well as their supervisory Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police, will be held liable for any misconduct within their Area of Responsibility (AOR). He therefore charged them to ensure effective supervision and mentoring of the personnel of the Tactical Squads under their jurisdiction.

Meanwhile, two operatives of the FSARS and their civilian accomplice operating in Lagos State, INSPR Sale James, INSPR Monday Uchiola and Okechukwu Ogbonna, have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command, for acts of professional misconduct including extortion and intimidation of innocent citizens. The operational vehicle of the men has also been impounded and disciplinary procedure has already commenced against the defaulters.

The IGP reaffirms his commitment to bequeathing to Nigerians, a reformed Police Force that is accountable, responsible and ever ready to defend and uphold the rights of the citizens while discharging its duties of keeping the people safe and secure. He enjoins the citizens not to allow the misconduct by a few personnel of the Force to negatively impact on their belief, confidence and trust in the Police.