A young prospective and patriotic Nigerian lady Miss Somuvie Sonia, the Executive Director of Ecosmart Services has extended her passionate concerns to the devastating conditions of the Jabi Boat Club. She has therefore held a clean-up exercise as a personal project from her personal resources to reduce the waste in the waters and create awareness on the need to maintain a safe and clean water environment.

This initiative was birthed when she discovered how the lake was been polluted both by Passersby, sanitation workers, park visitors and local sellers who dump trash bags and empty their wastes in the water. She was aroused at the condition of the water bodies when she visited the Jabi Lake only to find a pond of plastic trash, with refuse dumped around and inside the water, creating futuristic problems both for fishermen and consumers of seafoods.
To her greatest surprise the 22nd Saturday February Cleanup exercise organized by Somuvie Sonia and her team through efforts of the local fishermen and the community head recorded an impressive turnout of participants who practically supported and joined the exercise. 

The exercise which commenced at exactly 8:00am yesterday and lasted for about 2hours may have achieved a lot especially with reducing the waste and sensitizing people on why they should stop dumping refuse in the water. Speaking with Somuvie Sonia few minutes after the exercise, she expressed appreciation to everyone who extended their goodwill by participating in helping to cleanup the water environment.

She however noted that it wasn't a one-day job, though resources may be limited but the exercise will be continued in due time. She remains one of the few passionate Nigerians who craves an undying interest in nature, the environment and especially the water bodies.

Nigeria's Abuja Court has recorded 4000 divorce applications in 2020. It is too high considering that we are in the third month of the year 2020.

The post was shared by one @Sandraorokodo on Twitter. She wrote;

"4000 divorce applications in Abuja already and the year just started. Some of these marriages are less than a year old. What's really happening?"

This led to a conversation among Twitter users about the reasons why most marriages crash within the first and second year.

Below are a few captured;

@evidencebyme wrote: "Many believe that marriage is a finished product given to them to go and enjoy. Never realizing it is project handed over to you to complete and you derives you joy in the process of turning it to finished product".

@Nwaegbe wrote: "The inability to realize that marriage is hard work & the lack of awareness that the first two years or thereabouts is usually fraught with tension that needs to be carefully navigated with the support of family & well-meaning friends".

@realtitotobi: "This right here is the point. This thing takes a conscious decision to work on it, no matter what. But today's generation, after one argument, someone is already asking, should I leave? another is already comparing with their friends".

@TheOlivia: "Men insist on being the kind of husbands their fathers were but women no longer want to be the kind of wives their mothers were. There lies the problem. One day, one party will yield. Until then, get your coins sis".

@iKhannnnn: "A generation with failed marriages who always attack the generation with a more successful marriage. But they will never accept this fact because they feel they know better. What's that argument? '
A Nigerian Professional Cinematographer, Mr. Adio Mufutau Olumide has won the popular Cinematography Competition, hosted and held in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT). In honouring the winner, Mr. Adio Mufutau, a cash prize of three Hundred and Fifity Thousand naira(N350,000) was presented to him, along with a High Revolution Camera and a Visa for an all expense paid Trip to South Africa.

Mr. Adio emerged winner after performing excellently at the Cinematography Competition that recorded the participation of about 30 Professional Cinematographers. The competition witnessed several observers and Judged by Professional and renowned Photographers.
Speaking the Mr. Adio few minutes after he was announced winner of the Cinematography Competition, he told our AbujaPress that he was delighted to be recognized as the winner of the competition. He noted that he had put in a lot of time, energy and resources developing his photography talent and today his hard work may have paid off.

Mufutau thanked his brother popular OAP and Comedian Amb. Wahala for his encouragement and support. He also appreciated the organizers of the event and also commended the effort of other competitors, he acknowledged their skills and hoped that some day they would also be honoured. Mufutau is a young and artistic photographer, gifted with the talent of creative cinematography and crafty photography.

A Lagos based nurse and mother of four, explains how she found her death certificate in the vehicle of her husband and father of her children.
She shared this experience with a Nigerian OAP Toke Makinwa who posted it on her Twitter account.

The message reads:
"I am in very sad mood, I feel used and rejected, I feel so terrible, I am married with four kids and I always felt I am married to the best man in the world.
I am registered Nurse in a Government hospital here I Lagos, while he is a dentist.
Our plan has always been that when our first child finishes primary school, we will relocate to the US.
About a year ago, my husband started dating a lady in her late 30s. I saw her messages and challenged him after which he appologised and I forgave him.
However, to my surprise, he came home late on Friday night and slept very early on Saturday. I drove his car out to refill the gas. I saw an envelope in his car.
Inside this envelope, was his passport with US visa on it and the lady's own with US visa. I saw the form he used to fill his visa application.
In the form, he said his wife was late and my death certificate was attached and his wedding certificate with the lady was also attached.
In the form, he wrote out all our children's name but he claimed their mother was late. I made a photocopy of all the documents and returned the documents.
I nearly ran mad. He observed that I have been so cold lately and he has been asking what the matter is.
What should I do? How should I accept this level of wickedness and traitor attitude?
Please Mummies and  daddies  advise me before I do something drastic"

US based Billionaire Medical Doctor, Philanthropist and MD Las Vegas Pain Institute and Medical Center in Neveda USA, Dr. Godwin Maduka has resolved to introduce a Medical outreach Program on Spine and Pain Medical Cases in April 2020 for people of Anambra state. The medical outreach will be held during the 2020 Easter celebration in Anambra state.

He made this commitment recently following an incident at the Owerri airport. According to Dr. Godwin who is a Professor in Anesthesiology, he narrated that he was moved to introduced this program in Nigeria after his encounter with a man at the airport who who confided in him that he was going to India for a Spinal surgery.

Still describing the ordeal of the man he met, Dr. Godwin noted that he knew the man does not need proposed surgery as recommended by India medical report. He took the man to his medical facility in Las Vegas, where he administered free adequate treatment to the patient who eventually got better without surgery as against the India medical prescription which lots of Nigerians are presently victimized and deceived to engage. Stressing that the treatment as recommended by the India hospital would not have only cost the patient a fortune, but might also result in the loss of the patient's life as it was wrongly diagnosed.
Dr. Godwin stated emphatically that the he was happy to have been used By God to save the life of the fellow from possible medical derailment, noting that many Nigerians sought Medical attention without proper guidance. However, the program according to the Dr. Maduka will be open and accessible to "Ndi Anambra" and that the initiative will serve as an avenue to train domestic doctors on spine cases and thereby enthrone sustainable health/spine care and management in Anambra state and across the Southeast region.

Dr. Godwin Maduka has continued to support developments in the South eastern region, especially in Umuchukwu and beyond. His prospective engagements, humanitarian works and supportive efforts has kept him in the spotlight of recommendations from the people as one who is more than able to lead the state through progressive developments. He seems to have accepted the call for Ndi Anambra to throw hit hat in the gubernatorial race of 2021 election in Anambra state.
The headquarters of Anambra West Local Government at Nzam is presently occupied by bats, rodents, and reptiles as the entire council area beg for urgent government intervention.

A tortuous ride on a long dusty road from Mmiata-Anam led our correspondent on a fact-finding visit to the Council headquarters which has almost been outgrown by bushes.

It was observed during the visit, that the entire office was under lock, with only two workers in site- an Agric officer and the security man.
Other government agencies with offices within the premises like the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have also been overgrown by bushes.

There was even a case of a mango tree growing inside one of the buildings, simply pointing to the fact it has not been occupied by humans in months.

An Agric officer with the Council, Mrs. Miriam Okafor revealed that due to the very poor salary earned by the workers, it has become practically impossible for them to come to work daily because of the heavy financial implication.

"Most workers in this Local Government come from very far places and spend as high as #3,200 on a daily basis to and fro the Council headquarters here at Nzam. With the amount of money we earn, nobody can sustain such. What we do is to come and try to stay for some days before going back. Even to live here is hell. There is no electricity, no water, no toilet facility, no good health facility among other basic amenities," she said.
She appealed that the government expedites work on the road leading to Nzam to reduce the heavy cost of transportation, provide transportation and renovate the accommodation facilities within the local government.

For George Nnacho, a security man, the task to reposition the council area should not just be for the state government but also the Council Leadership should take decisive steps to improve the working condition of staff.

According to him, "Almost everything here has been vandalized. No fence, no gate, no electricity. The Chairman should look into our welfare. Sometimes, even the monies approved for us as security personnel, they do not release them to us. They also do not get security equipment for us so in the event of any kind of invasion, we cannot defend ourselves. That is the situation we have found ourselves in Anambra West."

Some natives of Nzam, Emma Uduaku, and Philomena Omala lamented the economic sabotage which the Community suffers as a result of the absence of a functional local government system in the area, calling for investigations on the huge sums of money released on monthly basis for the running of the Council.

The Transition Committee Chairman of the Council Area, Sylvester Orji-Okafor who spoke to newsmen at Umueze-Anam, a sub-office of the Council area, miles away from the council headquarters, acknowledged that the absence of the Council staff at their duty post was due to the challenge of access roads.

He, however, maintained that the situation had in no way whittled down developmental efforts by the Council Management as they had operated from the sub-office.

"The Council has made efforts to provide vehicles to convey workers to and fro the Headquarters but as a result of the very bad road, the vehicles have all broken down. During the rainy season from July to October, we usually find it difficult to access the Council headquarters. We appreciate the State Government for working on our road but we want to appeal that they expedite work on the road to ensure its completion before the rains," the LG Boss noted.
The Council Chairman revealed that the two vehicles used in conveying staff have been repaired and will be back on the roads soon, expressing the hope that the challenge of staff not coming to work will soon be a thing of the past.

According to him, if not that the Chairman's Lodge in the Council Area was gutted by fire, he would have been resident there.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, and traditional ruler of the Yoruba kingdom recently arrived Abuja and was received at the Airport by members of Staff of Nigeria leading hospitality Hub, The Wells Carlton Hotels and Luxury Apartment, where he had a 3 day exquisite and luxury reservation which he commended impressively.

He arrived Abuja in the retinue of his high powered entourage, which included his Chief Priests and other notable traditionalists from the Yoruba Kingdom. He was received at the Well Carlton Hotel and was given premium services, as he applauded the architectural masterpiece of the entire apartment and the home-comfort of their reservations. 
Speaking with Alexreports, Mr Opiughie Jerry Aloye, the Sales & Marketing Manager of the Hotel, who received and brought in the traditional ruler from the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, noted that it was joyful and memorable to have such a reputable person of high esteem and global recognition at their Apartments. 

He appreciated the Ooni of Ife for considering the Wells Carlton Hotel for his 3days stay in Abuja. Some members of staff of Wells Carlton Hotel and Apartments like John Ikediala, Stephanie Williams, Denise, Lisa, Esther Ezenwoye, Vera Undelikwo and Clare Okonma were unable to hold back their excitements as they clustered around the prestigious traditional ruler, prostrating their honour as tradition demands. They had several pictures with him and he commended their efforts in delivering premium and homely hospitality services.
The Ooni of Ife is one of Nigeria's most influential and notable traditional ruler. However, The Wells Carlton Hotel and Luxury Apartment has become the destination for most reputable and distinguished personalities In Nigeria and from across Africa. With its top rated brand and premium service delivery, the apartments has continued to carve a niche for itself in the hospitality industry.

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The virus was confirmed in a citizen who flew home from Japan earlier this week after being quarantined on the stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess. 

"One of the passengers who returned home from the cruise ship in Japan tested positive in a checkup by the health ministry's central laboratory," a ministry statement said. 

The statement added that the other dozen Israeli passengers who had flown home had all tested negative

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday said it has so far recovered over N60 billion from erring banks as excessive charges imposed on customers. The bank also said it has equally returned same amount to the affected customers.  

This is just as the Apex Bank announced that it had commenced the processes for creation of 10 million jobs in the next five years through investment support in agriculture, using 10 commodity models. 

Speaking during a two-day customers sensitisation forum in Owerri, the Imo State capital, the CBN Director of Corporate Communications, Mr. Isaac Okoroafor said the recovery of the excess bank charges was made possible through the bank's Consumer Protection Department. 

According to him, the amount was recovered following complaints by 13,000 customers over excess and illegal charges on their accounts by banks. 
Passengers who besieged the popular Utako motor park in Abuja were seen scampering for safety following unexpected fire that broke out around the area.

"The fire incidence actually affected some shops inside the park," an eye witness told Blueprint.

As the time of filling fire service operatives were still on their way to quell the inferno.

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Nigeria infant humanitarian Agency with an explicit vision to improve education and child development in Nigeria and across Africa, "Ayo Michaelson Foundation" has been officially launched in Abuja at Transcorp Hilton Hotel on the 18th of February 2020. The launch ceremony of the Foundation was attended by distinguished personalities including the Wife of Kwara state Governor, Mrs. Olufolake Abdulrazaq, Ned Nwoko represented by Mr Anosike, Her mother Helen Ogundana, father Engr Bola Omobomi, Rev. Mr. Oliver Wilson amongst others.

Ayo Michaelson Foundation was launched alongside the unveiling of its foremost initiative/program tagged "Back To School", a project that targets the reintegration of out of school children, with a vision to support them in acquiring and accessing standard and quality education in Nigeria.
Speaking at the event, the founder and chairperson of the foundation, Her Majesty Queen Ayo Michaelson noted that that foundation was committed to the vision of taking children off the street and ensuring that they return back to school, stressing that it was the bedrock upon which the "Back To School Project" was initiated. According to her the project was born out of her childhood passion to support children to go to school.

Also speaking at the event was the Special Guest of Honour and major sponsor of the project Wife of Kwara State Governor, Her Excellency, Dr. Mrs. Olufolake Abduralzaq, stated that it was pleasurable to be a promoter of the Ayo Michaelson Foundation in supporting education for Children in Nigeria.
Other reputable persons and dignitaries who spoke during the event includes, A, Oyo State Govenorship Candidate, Mr. Flexbaniel Blessing Oyefeso and other notable persons who made presentations to support and encourage Ago Michaelson Foundarion and the "Back To School Project".

While giving a vote of thanks, the former FDN beauty queen appreciated all who supported her to ensure the actualisation of the project, among those are king Fajag, Flex baniel, Abysteph Global link, Transcorp Hilton, Alex Nwankwo and her team for their immeasurable inputs. She further commended her major sponsors for their financial engagements for the success of the event. Notable among the sponsors are Dr. Mrs. Olufolake Abdulrazaq, Mrs.  Rashida Bello and Sen. Obinna Ogba

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