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MUST READ !!! Promphizy “Low Key Not Been Feeling Like Doing This Music Shit Again”

WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT FROM PROMPHIZY ?

The Nigerian award winning musical “Promphizy” made an unpredictable post on his what’s app story today being the 11th Of December 2020 concerning his music career, the sensational singer stated that “Low Key Not Feeling Like Doing This Music Shit AgainMEANING ?

Apparently, promphizy does not want to disappoint his fans by going off all of a sudden, but looking back at what he said he sounded depressed and tired.

LET’S TALK !!!

WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL FALL OUT FROM THIS ?

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Funny Gee and Broda Shaggi Wow Fans at Spectacular ’30 & Wild’ Event (Photos / Video)

The biggest comedy brand in northern Nigeria, Funny Gee Entertainment delivered arguably its best edition yet, on 29th November, 2020.

The mammoth crowd at Usiju Event Center was held captive by stellar performances by headliner Broda ShaggiFunny Gee who broke a record of 1 hour comedy performance on stage and some of Jtown’s finest homegrown talents.

’30 & Wild’ producers, Funny Gee Entertainment., pulled all the stops to deliver a mind-blowing concert experience to mark Funny Gee’s 30th birthday.

Although entry was well expensive but affordable, the quality of the production was as always, premium. Sound, light, stage, security, crowd control, and stage management all flowed seamlessly to deliver high energy performances that were enthusiastically received by the ecstatic fans from start to finish.

At the Funny Gee ’30 & Wild’, MC Youngee, Chappylongs, Retired Madman etc had the event flowing on a high with scintillating performances of their numerous hits with fans laughing and shouting along; Funny Gee proved he is still ‘Jtown’s biggest Comedian’ and J Town cosigned with their ovation – During his set, the ace comedian brought on stage a Jos based artist who had presented him an artwork, an impressive portrait.

Rave of the moment, Broda Shaggi did not disappoint; his entrance had fans going crazy with excitement as they stand to welcome him.

As usual, a handful of J Town talents were given the opportunity to open the show before the headliners and they were fantastic. A testimony of the great talent hub that Jos is it was a nice experience as Osama Akponuno and Classiq the self claimed king of the north showed up to support the event

It was an unforgettable night of wonderful live music, dance, and comedy, so wonderful that attendees will gush about for some time.

Watch Video Highlight from Funny Gee’s ’30 & Wild’ Below

See some of the Highlights of the Funny Gee ’30 & Wild’ show below

Kev2tite – Pincode Mp3 Download

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The top notch sensational musical artist popularly known as “Kev2tite” Dished out another hit out song tagged on “Pincode” a superb song which explicate energetic wave.

Kev2tite known for his professionalism in delivering good music thrill’s his fan’s with a brand new single which he titled “Pincode“.

Weighing maximum amount of stream’s & already topping the chart on all digital platform’s, The carefully set out song “Pincode” was produced by Sammy Keys and mixed /mastered by KC Jo.

STARBOY FC!! Which Track In “Made In Lagos” Can Battle Out “Jowo” In “A Better Time”?

Seriously, my friends here have been oppressing me with the overhyped song title “Jowo”.

My guy “Ice Phlow” told me last night after taking cheap weed that no song in “Made In Lagos” is better than Davido’s “Jowo” in “A Better Time” album. What do I have to say? he asked. Seriously am speechless cause I don’t know which track I can use to counter him. Fortunately, the dude gave me 24 hours grace to submit my own track from the “Made In Lagos” album. I  want you guys, especially Starboy FC to give me one track in “Made In Lagos” that is better than the song titled “The Best” in “A Better Time”. Please guys help me COMMENT !!!

Which Track In “Made In Lagos” Can Battle Out “Jowo” In “A Better Time”?

Drop your comments

Dokin Karfe Early Life Achievement And Biography

THE BIOGRAPHY OF DOKIN KARFE
Elias Paul popularly known by his stage name Dokin Karfe is a Nigerian-arewa (hausa) rapper,singer , songwriter and a phenomenal music producer of The Divine Touch Media, whose early years began in the confines of Biu local government in Borno state.

Born on the 13th September, Dokin Karfe is the first of four children of the family of Evangelist Abdul-salaam. Evangelist Abdul-salaam who was among the first converts in the locality of Biu is an exact replica of his name “servant of peace” . He has taken the gospel to a wide range of places with The straightway Gospel Mission and still hasn’t relented.

The rapper began his music career with his first single “Sosojin yesu” released on the 16th of July 2016 with update to a second, titled “Blame” and in 2018 released his debut album “It’s our fault” produced and mastered by magicsteez in a CD format with over Two thousand copies sold.

Dokin karfe is also a video editor, a drummer and a professional keyboardist who has been playing the keyboard for 15 years now.
He holds a NCE certificate from the college of education, Bukuru in plateau state. Also an undergraduate of social studies education in the University of Jos.
He has gone on to say that his music influences has been from a lot of rappers who have been in the music industry before him , especially the likes of Lecrae, BOC, Classiq, and DJ Ab. Dokin Karfe has performed in places like Adamawa, Abuja, Kaduna and Borno state.

When Dokin Karfe is not making music, he is either found in the gym, reading or going on an Evangelical ministration with the straightway Gospel mission, the rapper gives his all in what he does ,so him making hit songs can’t come as a surprise. His rap lines got punches, well that’s a punchline, Dokin Karfe resides in Jos with his family.

LET’S TALK!!! In Your Opinion, Who Is The Most Underrated Artiste In Nigeria?

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I must say consistency is the key to every business, this also applies to the musicians.

If you want to be at the top and be there for long, you’ll have to binge to the plan of being at top and have to be brave enough to over come any challenges that may come your way as an artist. We’ve seen so many artists who have rise and fall like an ocean wave. We’ve got some musicians who are doing well, dropped hit songs back to back but are still not valued high enough.

What could be the reason?

Mostly, these artists in no doubt are very talented, but they are still the same. Some are even more gifted than the top artists we have in the industry The way things change as time goes on is the same way the music industry changes. As an artist, you’ll have to know how it works well not just for you but your fans and know what type of music they are expecting from you. So guys… Back to the question below !!!

Who Do You Think Is The Most Underrated Musician In Nigeria?

Banky W – “Talk And Do” ft. 2Baba, Timi Dakolo, Waje, Seun Kuti, Brookstone, LCGC

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Banky W returns to the music scene with “Discuss and Do” that includes 2Baba, Timi Dakolo, Waje, Seun Kuti, Brookstone & LCGC.

Musician/Filmmaker/Speaker/Politician/Businessman/Minister/Philanthropist, Banky W after an extended whereas off recording releases a model new tune titled “Discuss And Do“. He teamed up with Residing Music Icon, 2Baba, highly effective feminine vocalist, Waje, highly effective singer Timi DakoloBrookstone and Gospel Choir, LCGC to ship this considerate observe. The masterpiece produced by Masterkraft is a Name To Motion tune. Banky W continues to steer his voice for a Higher Nigeria!

For many who have been ready on new music… I received along with @official2baba, @timidakolo, @officialwaje, @bigbirdkuti, @masterkraft_, @mybrookstone & @lagoscommunitygospelchoir to make a tremendous tune referred to as “Discuss and Do”. We had been initially conserving it for the album dropping in early 2021, however the message is so essential proper now, I believe we must always premiere it…” – Banky Wellington.

Simply “speaking” about our issues just isn’t sufficient – we’ve received to try to do one thing about them. That’s what “Discuss and Do” is all about… combining actions with our phrases, to try to be part of the change we’d prefer to see on the earth. For those who’re already doing one thing… something… to be part of the answer, then hopefully this may be your soundtrack. And when you’re not… then hopefully this may be your inspiration.

Notable Lyrics

Can’t you hear our youngsters crying
Why doesn’t it break your coronary heart
Can’t you see our individuals dying
When did this world get so darkish?
We’re not good however we’re attempting
All of us must play a component

Get acquainted under, Hear, Take pleasure in and take some actions as you proceed to steer your voice on #EndBadGovernance and A #NewNigeria…

DOWNLOAD HERE

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS SONG ? WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU !

Omah Lay – “Hello Brother”

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Omah Lay dished out a brand new song tagged on “Hello Brother” a superb tune to thrill his fan’s, check out Hello Brother by Omah Lay.

Notable Lyrics

Nothing them do you wey go never touch you,
Bad belle people no go ever touch you
If I get money why i no go sponsor you,
If I get credit you know I for don call you

My brother, hmm hmm,
My brother my brother, hmm hmm…

My brother, my pillar,
If you want some of my liquor,
Just ask me imma just give ya,
I can’t live alone in my Villa
I no fit sleep Hotel
When my brother dey sleep for cell

Omah Lay – “Hello Brother” Lyrics

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LYRICS

[Chorus] My brother, hmm hmm, My brother my brother, hmm hmm, My brother my brother, Ahhh ahn ahn My brother my?brother, hmm hmm

[Verse 1] Nothing them do you wey go never touch you, Bad belle people no go ever catch you If I get money why i no go sponsor you, If I get credit you know I for don call you, you

[Chorus] My brother, hmm hmm, My brother my brother, hmm hmm, My brother my brother, Ahhh ahn ahn My brother my?brother, hmm hmm

[Verse 2] My brother, my pillar, If you want some of my liquor, Just ask and imma just give ya, I can’t live alone in Villa

I no fit sleep Hotel When my brother I dey sleep for Cell I might just end up tearing my shirt, I might just end up killing myself

Why I no go dey for you, When I get leg I go stand by you And if I get I go do for you And if I get strength I go fight for you

[Chorus] My brother, hmm hmm, My brother my brother, hmm hmm, My brother my brother, Ahhh ahn ahn My brother my?brother, hmm hmm

[Verse 3] I can killy for you And I no go waste to shoot, Anything wey be for you, I no go think am to choose

[Chorus] My brother, hmm hmm, My brother my brother, hmm hmm, My brother my brother, Ahhh ahn ahn My brother my?brother, hmm hmm

Plateau State Government Designates Seven Courts To Prosecute Over 300 Suspected Looters

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Plateau State authorities has designates seven courts for the prosecution of the 307 suspects up to now arrested at numerous places the place looting occurred in Jos North and Jos South native authorities areas of the State. That is whilst a truck with supplies from the looted Plateau State Rural Water Provide and Sanitation Company, PRUWASSA was intercepted whereas making an attempt to depart the State with the looted objects.

The State government at a Security Council to deliberate on the security situation following the massive looting that has been perpetrated disclosed that security agencies have been mandated to embark on massive manhunt for the arrest of looters and ensure materials are recovered while the culprits are prosecuted.

Briefing newsmen after the meeting held at Government House Rayfield Jos, Secretary to the Government of the State Prof. Danladi Atu said so far, the situation is calm but still fluid as there are still threats to attack other public and private businesses as well as individuals hence the Council agreed to further fortify all check-points in Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas to give effect to the curfew imposed in order to restore peace that will determine the next line of action. His words, “So far, seven courts have been designated for the prosecution of the 307 suspects so far arrested at various locations where the looting took place.

The Council warned members of the public from consuming some of the looted food items because they are dangerous for human consumption as they have been chemically treated for preservation. “The Council also encouraged the sustenance of all channels of engagement and dialogue with youth groups, community leaders, professional bodies, associations and traditional rulers to foster more understanding that will lead to a de-escalation of the current situation. “Members of the security forces were commended for their efforts so far and encouraged to continue to work in restoring and maintaining peace in the State.

The Government has also promised to look into their challenges with a view to addressing them and making them more effective. The council advised members of the public to be wary of propaganda and disinformation that is perpetrated through the social media to incite the people against government and encourage chaos, saying no society can exist without law and order.

“Council notes that up till now, some political leaders and traditional rulers have not engaged their people as resolved with at the stakeholders meeting with the Governor. They are being called upon to do so and submit reports to government immediately.”

As at 26th October 2020, some of the looted and vandalized properties include: SEMA Warehouse (Old Nitel Bukuru), PRUWASSA, PADP (Dogon Dutse Jos), Mineral Museum (Angle D, Bukuru), ASTC Vom, Plateau Publishing Company, SUBEB (Dogon Dutse), Government Technical College, Bukuru, Riyom Local Government Secretariat, School of Home Economics, Jos Trade Fair (Polo), Private Residence of former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara. Others such as Grand Cereals, Bukuru, State and Federal Secretariats and private residences of some individuals have also been threatened.

Looting: Release all COVID-19 palliatives now, NLC tells govts

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 The Nigeria Labour Congress has urged federal and state governments to launch all COVID-19 palliatives nonetheless saved in warehouses all through the nation.

The union moreover condemned the mass looting of every the COVID-19 palliatives and non-COVID-19 objects throughout the nation.

This was contained in a press launch on Monday titled, ‘NLC Requires The Fast Launch Of All Covid-19 Palliatives And Discount Welfare Provides’.

The NLC throughout the assertion signed by its President, Ayuba Wabba, said the distribution of the palliatives by the authorities would help assuage the sufferings of the people.

The assertion partly study, “It is obvious that the palliative provisions that had been procured by authorities for quick distribution to the mass of our people at their important time of need and to assuage the hardship occasioned by the lockdown had been hoarded and held once more by some authorities officers.

“The reasons for this have not been made acknowledged to most people. We moreover understand that numerous the palliative provisions are already getting rotten throughout the warehouses the place they’d been saved.

“Whereas we condemn the next mass looting of every the Covid-19 palliatives and non-Covid-19 palliative provides, we equally deplore the conduct of some authorities officers who saved away discount provides that should have been distributed to the loads of our people at their very attempting events of need.

“We identify on the Federal Authorities to analysis the conduct of those who hoarded the palliative provisions.
“So as to forestall riotous plundering of the remaining reduction palliatives, the Nigeria Labour Congress calls for that the Federal Authorities ought to order the rapid launch of all of the welfare provisions and supplies to residents.

“As we had demanded up to now, the distribution of the palliative provisions needs to be clear, and inclusive with energetic participation of mass-based citizen teams.”

The PUNCH had earlier reported that hundreds of looters over the weekend invaded a number of warehouses the place COVID-19 palliatives have been saved and carted away meals objects earlier than the arrival of safety operatives.

The reduction objects have been largely donated to states by the Personal Sector Coalition Towards Covid-19 also called corona virus.

The Nigeria Governors’ Discussion board, on Monday, nonetheless, denied allegations that governors hoarded palliatives meant for distribution to Nigerians so as to ameliorate their sufferings in the course of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plateau gives looters 48 hours to return stolen palliatives

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The Plateau State Government has given looters 48 hours to return stolen COVID-19 palliatives in their possession or risk being arrested.

The EARDRUM9JA had earlier reported that a warehouse where COVID-19 palliatives were stored in the Bukuru community of Jos South Local Government Area of the state was looted on Saturday.

In a reaction on Monday, the State Police Command described the act as criminal, nothing that the looters should return the stolen palliatives before Wednesday.

Acting Spokesman of the State Police Command, Donbey Peters, made this known in a statement on Monday.

The statement partly read, “Sequel to the ugly occurrences that bedevilled some parts of the state particularly Jos North and Jos South LGAs, the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, CP Edward Egbuka, has condemned in totality the breaking and looting into government warehouses, shops and private houses of individuals by hoodlums and other criminals within Jos and Bukuru metropolis under the guise of #EndSARS protests.

“He described it as an act of criminality aimed at truncating the tireless efforts of the police and other security agencies on the Plateau. This has led to the arrest of over a hundred persons.

BREAKING: Gunshots as hoodlums loot ex-Speaker Dogara’s house in Jos

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Hundreds of youths in Plateau State on Sunday defied the ongoing curfew imposed by the state government and invaded buildings in search of COVID-19 palliatives.

It was learnt that the house of a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, located near Jos University Teaching Hospital, was also attacked and looted.

It was gathered that Dogara’s house was attacked about 9 am.

Policemen and other security operatives enforcing the curfew shot to disperse the rampaging youths without success.

“They broke into the house of the former Speaker and attacked everyone, including Dogara’s brother and (they) are currently moving anything they see. In the process, the invaders moved several items – tricycles, furniture, electronics and other valuables – out of the house,” an eyewitness told The EARDRUM9JA MEDIA.

Plateau Youths/Residents must defend the state against all forms of criminality – PLABOMA

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Following the continuous uprising in the invasion and looting of palliatives from government installments by residents in Jos which led to the reinstatement of the 24hours curfew in Jos North and South. More invasion and looting has been reported in the morning hours of Sunday 25th October with both public and private properties being broken into which are in no way connected to COVID-19 Palliatives.

The turn of events have gotten to a criminal level in which all well meaning Nigerians must condemn in its entirety

Plateau Youths and residents in like manner must arise and defend the state against these criminalities as there is no reason defending the vandalization of public and private properties. Citizens must know that once these hoodlums are done with the government instalments which are our common heritage we will not be safe in our homes and businesses cause they will come after us all.

plateau citizens and all Nigerians must rise up now and stop this act of criminality now.

We, therefore, call on all the youth leaders, activist, ward leaders ethnic and religious bodies to use this time to call for calm and refrain from all uncivilised acts.
The criminality you celebrate today will turn out to be the monster that will consume you tomorrow

Please Lets Think Plateau and Act Plateau

Theophilus Daniel Eggah
For Plateau Bloggers And Online Media Association

Lagos, Osun, others dragged to ICPC over alleged hoarding of COVID-19 palliatives

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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission to investigate the circumstances surrounding the alleged hoarding of COVID-19 palliatives in warehouses in several states.

SERAP made the demand in a petition sent to Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, a copy of which was made available to journalists on Sunday.

The organisations petition followed reports that some people have discovered and taken away COVID-19 palliatives stored in warehouses in several states.

The petition dated 24 October, 2020, was signed by SERAP Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare.

The petition, copied to Professor Itse Sagay, Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), noted that “some people have reportedly discovered and taken away COVID-19 palliatives stored in warehouses in several states including Cross River, Edo, Ekiti, Kwara, Kaduna, Lagos, Osun, Plateau and Taraba states, with some of the people reportedly saying: ‘the food is ours but they are keeping it for themselves’.”

SERAP asked the agency to “ensure the prompt and effective prosecution of anyone suspected to be responsible, if there is relevant and sufficient admissible evidence of hoarding and diversion of the palliatives.”

SERAP also said, “Unless promptly investigated, the allegations of hoarding and diversion would undermine public trust in any efforts to bring the spread of the pandemic under control, exacerbate the negative impact of the crisis, and deny those most in need access to basic necessities of life.

“Tracking, monitoring and ensuring COVID-19 palliatives are timely, effectively, and efficiently distributed to those most in need would improve transparency and accountability, respect for human rights, as well as remove the possibility of political considerations or bribery in the distribution of the palliatives.

“serious concerns that the alleged hoarding of COVID-19 palliatives in several states and the apparent failure to timely, effectively, efficiently, and transparently distribute the palliatives and other reliefs to the poorest and most vulnerable people have continued to deny many citizens the much-needed support.”

SERAP also urged the ICPC “to visit the states where COVID-19 palliatives have been discovered in warehouses, and to track and monitor the distribution of palliatives across the 36 states of the country, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, to remove the risks of diversion, and ensure that the palliatives get to those most in need, and not used for political or corrupt purposes.”

WAEC Result 2020 Is Out, Check Here

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Eardrum9ja Blog NG informs all the candidates that participated in the 2020 West African Examinations Council (WAEC) May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) that they can now check their results online.

According to the statistics released by WAEC, 64%, obtained minimum of credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

How to Check WAEC Result Online.

You don’t need to buy any scratch card to check your 2020 WAEC result. The result checker pin and serial number needed by candidates to check results online are contained on candidate’s smart identity card used during the conduct of the examination.

  1. Go to WAEC 2020 result checking portal at https://www.waecdirect.org.
  1. Enter your WAEC Examination Number in the required column.
  2. Select your Examination Year i.e. 2020.
  3. Select your Examination Type i.e. SCHOOL CANDIDATE RESULT.
  4. Enter the Card Serial Number.
  5. Enter the Card PIN.
  6. Finally, click “Submit” button to get your 2020 WAEC Result.

I have a problem in checking my result Please help?

Kindly send the following details to waecsupport@fleettechltd.com for verification and assistance.

1. Error message displayed

2. Your examination number

3. Type of Exam

4. Year of Exam.

Hello, It just came to our notice that WAEC Management is still uploading the results online. If you can’t check your result or it’s saying not available, please calm down and keep checking. All result will be fully uploaded on or before 28th October. Thank You.

HOW TO CHECK WAEC RESULTS ONLINE.

  1. Go to WAEC 2020 result checking portal at https://www.waecdirect.org.

  2. Enter your WAEC Examination Number in the required column.

  3. Select your Examination Type i.e. SCHOOL CANDIDATE RESULT.

  4. Enter the Card Serial Number.

  5. Enter the Card PIN.

  6. Finally, click “Submit” button to get your 2020 WAEC Result.

Man United, Chelsea share spoils at Old Trafford

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Manchester United have failed to win their first three home league games for the first time in 48 years after Edinson Cavani’s debut failed to inspire the hosts in Saturday’s dour 0-0 draw against Chelsea.

Uruguay striker Cavani almost scored with his first touch after coming off the bench in the second half, but United were unable to break down Chelsea’s well-drilled defence.

Beaten by Crystal Palace on the opening weekend of the Premier League season and crushed 6-1 by Tottenham in their previous home match, United once again looked lacklustre at an empty Old Trafford.

United’s only win in their last six home games was in the Europa League against Austrian side LASK last season, when they were already 5-0 up from the away leg.

They are languishing in 15th place after a spluttering start that raises serious questions about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hopes of ever turning United into title contenders.

Any optimism engendered by United’s midweek Champions League win at Paris Saint Germain evaporated in the Manchester rain.

United, bereft of any attacking inspiration, have two more chances to get back on track at home next week when they entertain Leipzig in the Champions League and Arsenal in the Premier League.

Chelsea’s conservative tactics were a means to an end for Blues boss Frank Lampard, who had been alarmed by the defensive issues that saw them concede three against West Bromwich Albion and Southampton.

Chelsea had conceded 63 goals in their previous 43 Premier League matches under Lampard, the worst rate of any permanent Blues boss.

DO YOU AGREE ? Nigeria has some of its most illiterate, ill-prepared persons in politics

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The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, shares with TUNDE AJAJA his thoughts on the state of the nation, 2023 elections and the response of the current administration to prevailing national challenges

There have been deaths and chaos as a result of how government handled the #EndSARS protests and it has almost grounded the country, what do you think about this development?

A lot has been said and it is still unfolding though. As you can see, the state is reacting with militaristic reflexes, concerned with regime security not the larger issues being introduced by the young people.

Some people fear it is a revolution in the making and that the youth have finally summoned their long-lost courage, where do you think this would end, especially with the way things have turned out?

Revolutions are happening every day. Women taking their places in public life and young people achieving what we did not dream of; all these are revolutions. Revolutions do not happen when you break down buildings or overthrow governments. (It happens) when you overthrow the bad habits of yesterday. If we can get these politicians to be less suicidal and destructive in managing our resources, that will be a revolution. The best revolution is the one in which all of us can see a mirror of our success, it is inconvenient for those who have been benefiting from the stagnancy. Criminals in uniform, criminals in politics, criminals in business, in the churches; all have reduced our nation to a shameful cesspool. This must end and I am mightily pleased that the young people are channelling their energies to changing their future and not relying on us who have been self-indulgent and immorally stolen their future. It is unacceptable and to that extent, I am fully on this side of history.

How did Nigeria get to a level where policemen see their duty as ‘we’ against ‘them’?

‘We versus them’ is how the crooks have run the system. The Ali Baba and his 40 thieves mentality who, when looting, pretend that they are detribalised. But the most detribalised persons are armed robbers and they have only one objective, the object of their theft. To these people, Nigeria is their object of theft and what it produces is the oxygen they feed on. So yes, they created an ‘us’ versus ‘them’ culture in which the thieves stand on one side and we on the other. So, we are products of this contradiction.

Can we conclude that the ills in the police that the protesters are fighting against bear the same semblance with the disconnect between the government and the governed?

When governments cannot pass the legitimacy test, they seek props. Under colonialism, they sought props in traditional institutions; under apartheid, they sought props in people like Rev. Abel Muzorewa or Buthelezi; under military rule in Nigeria, they sought props and co-opted traditional rulers, religious leaders, academics and so on. This legitimacy thrives on manufactured consent; it provides false but contrived solace. So, if they do not agree with you as a religious leader, they will find a soft target through subterfuge, bribery or blackmail. That is what creates the ‘Us versus Them’ when it comes to how governments operate. You can see that when these crises come, governments begin to engage these hirelings. I saw a young man in a video in Abuja claiming to be a representative of the indigenes of the Federal Capital Territory, threatening his fellow youths with violence. I felt sorry for him because how many of his uncles who are indigenes are in Asokoro? Aren’t they all condemned to the periphery of the same Federal Capital Territory? How many of them have running water, roads or schools? But this is what the system does when it offers the victim poison or a somnambulant and seduces them to a state of slavish compliance.

Many foreigners, like an influential United States-based pastor, TD Jakes, and the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, have also shown solidarity with the Nigerian people on this EndSARS protest, how best do you think the government should address this to return normalcy to the polity?

We thank them. After all, Pastor Jakes is an Igbo man; he is our son among the millions in America. Yes, global concerns are necessary. After all, do governments not go around seeking foreign endorsements? They must live with the consequences of their actions. The world has drawn a red line and no one in the world can accept the dehumanisation that has come to a head in this government. It is tragic and very sad indeed the endless loss of lives.

Many people have given up on the country and they are relocating in droves, but your passion for Nigeria seems unwavering, what sustains your optimism about Nigeria or are there times you almost gave up on the country?

I am a Christian. Christianity makes very serious moral demands on the followers of Jesus Christ. We are encouraged to remember that we are in the world, but not of the world. We believe in neighbourliness; we are one another’s keepers and we will be judged by the standards we applied to implementing the teachings of Jesus. It is in this regard that one of the first accusations against Christians was that by their teaching, they were turning the world upside down. Christians have a duty to insist that darkness and lies are not an option, and confronting these structures of injustice is our primary duty. As a bishop, I superintend over the fulfilment of these goals of the gospel, So, I am impatient with injustice because I know what we can achieve as a people. I am impatient with Christians who place loyalty to ephemeral structures such as the thrones of power and party longevity over the moral goals of the gospel. It is a shame if a Christian cannot make a moral difference in politics.

You said in a recent interview that governance is a very serious business and should not to be left to politicians, do you think that is the undoing of Nigerians?

Yes, we parade some of the most illiterate and ill-prepared people in politics. Too many people have crept into politics with the mentality of their earlier lives. So, we have contractors, drug dealers and people with fake certificates all over the place. Listen to the charges when they take one another to court. Too many people have little knowledge of the complexities of the country; they have limited understanding of geopolitics and global economics and politics. This is why their only concern is to steal resources, enrich themselves and so on. We are well below par in part because often, political appointments are based on feudal and partisan religious and ethnic considerations. How many offices today are occupied by people who are really qualified? How many first-class young men and women are out there and cannot find a job now? These are the real issues that #EndSARS throws up.

Until the Edo election held, the Peace Committee, which you are part of, never intervened in state elections. Initially, people felt we were making progress in our elections until the fear of violence in the Edo and Ondo elections became frightening, do you have reservations about 2023?

I do not know, but 2023 has already started. #EndSARS might be the ultimate sanitiser that could flush out too many of the bad guys that have poisoned the atmosphere. If the youth can hold their dream and vision, Goliath might just begin to count his days as David steps up. If the youth can hold their dream, they will play a critical role in determining the future of our politics. After all, the men of yesterday and today have perfected the stealing of elections by rejecting science and technology. It is what the youth have in plenty, and with it criminality can be sabotaged and a more transparent system installed.

People have accused the President of being very nepotistic and such people believe that it might be hard to revert to the status quo ante when he leaves, do you hold such views?

No, I think on this nepotism charge, President Buhari stands alone. I do not see any other Fulani man, northerner, Muslim or southerner, Christian or whoever that will have this kind of a world view that is totally oblivious to the principles of fairness and equity. I do not see anyone who will try to replicate this nonsense which has grown out of paranoia and fear of both the past and the future. He probably is trying to build a hegemonic wall that will crumble before his own eyes because I do not know his support base in the North or within the Muslim community beyond the victims on the periphery who believe in ours and ours alone no matter the level of our poverty as long as it is inflicted by one of us.

To what extent has nepotism affected the country as a whole because some people believe it is a bigger problem than corruption?

Well, I am not happy that I was being proved right in my comments that I didn’t think there was evidence that the President really understood what corruption is beyond seeing it as stealing money by public officers. In his world, perhaps, all these are culturally normal, helping the kindred. Sadly, this is not where the world is going because family is no longer blood based but interest-based. Global brotherhood is the direction the world is taking and nepotism often has a severely limited shelf life. How many children of the high and mighty have grown the family business after the death of the patriarchs? Check it out.

The fight against corruption was one of the cardinal promises of this administration, but like you pointed out in a previous interview, not much has changed. How best do you think corruption can be tackled in Nigeria, knowing that it has become an integral part of the country itself?

Corruption to me is not politics; it is development economics. If people invest in the system by virtue of its inclusiveness, everyone will be ready to defend it. It is technology that fights corruption, not moral exhortation. Notice how a few things have been resolved by electronic cash transfers. The challenge is a faceless policeman to keep guard. Take the traffic light for example; can you negotiate because you are a general or a bishop? If technology levels the field, everyone will comply. The useless grandstanding of trials and cases does not achieve much. The key word is ability to track.

As you mentioned earlier that there are no scales to measure the fine attributes Nigerians always want in their leader, what kind of man should Nigerians vote for as President in 2023?

Don’t worry, the situation (before 2023) will throw up a leader. Once you have a system that rejects or does not favour certain individuals or situations, it will be like cashing a dud cheque. Our atmosphere favours criminality and that is why we are producing what we have and why the system is skewed against probity.

The minimum qualification to be Nigeria’s President is a school certificate; do you suggest we raise the bar as soon as possible or it may not change much?

Qualifications are important but in the final analysis, it is the heart that matters. Once you are in a position, the best qualification is self-assessment: what do I know, what don’t I know, who do I know, whom should I consult, whom should I assign to what, and how can I be helped by those who know better than me? These are the issues and this is why nepotism is a self-destructive and a self-consuming cancer because you only see a reflection of yourself. Nepotism blinds because governance becomes an inheritance, not a duty and a responsibility. You lose sight of the common good. In a plural society, it destroys the foundation. This is what has produced this rage because it only honours blood.

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A lot has been said about restructuring and Pastor Enoch Adeboye warned a few weeks ago that it was either the Federal Government did it or the country could break up. What do you make of the clamours for restructuring as a solution to the feared disintegration?

Well, Pastor Adeboye is better placed than myself to make the statements because one of his pastors is a vice-president and he laid his hands on the President. He has an inside track.

Nigeria marked its 60th independence anniversary a couple of weeks ago, and some people feel there is nothing to celebrate due to the failure of successive leadership to do what is expected of them, what do we place this down to?

First, those who think there is nothing to celebrate are indulging in self-pity and they are not being realistic. In their private lives, can they say there is nothing to celebrate? If they have not done anything with their lives, whose fault is it? A national celebration like this has to be seen in different contexts. In what areas have we failed even as individuals and where have we succeeded, such as in our personal or family success. All the young football stars, entertainers and writers making waves and who are millionaires now, including musicians were not born at independence. National celebration is an aggregate of individual, community achievements. So, they (should) stop focusing on what they think we have not achieved as a nation. That is another level of conversation.

At the moment, what saddens you most about Nigeria?

I am saddened by how the political class doesn’t care about its people. I am saddened by the hypocrisy that passes for governance. I am saddened by the humongous theft and misuse of our resources. I am saddened by the criminal negligence of the weak and the poor. This country should have no pact with poverty but as it is, we have struck an unholy marriage with everything that diminishes a people. I know what we can achieve. I know the huge talents we have. I see them every day in the energy of the young people who seem to have no place to turn to. I see a society in which public officers make stealing a philosophy and where people are stealing for their families beyond many generations. However, as I see it, the worst is over. The youth have lit a candle and you know what the Chinese say, it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. Nothing will be the same again. I am heartened that in my lifetime, by the grace of God, I may see a nation that has respect. Prayerfully, I hope the youth keep their dreams alive, stay the course, learn about their country, dream big, work hard, love one another and help to end this misery by standing together. The worst may soon be behind us. We will create not a perfect world, but at least one that is free from the stranglehold of feudalism, nepotism, greed, hate and injustice.

Unlike before, more clerics, especially Christians, are speaking up against bad governance, but some people believe that could bring the church to ridicule?

I do not know what you mean by ridicule. For me, I speak not because I am a religious leader. I speak because I am a citizen making a contribution to how I feel my country should be governed. So, I am fulfilling a duty as a citizen. I am a citizen who is a Christian not a Christian who is a citizen. I was born a Nigerian who became a Christian by choice. I did not become a Christian who started looking for a country. When you contribute, sometimes, you might be wrong but it can be corrected by more wisdom. Silence is a crime, especially in times of turmoil when we are searching for directions. All voices must come in or else, some others, including a fool, will speak up for you.

How SARS men detained, made me miss exam –OAU final-year student

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Mayokun Olayiwola, a final-year student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, tells BOLA BAMIGBOLA about his experience with officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad

Can you tell us about your encounter with SARS?

I am Olayiwola Mayokun, a student of Philosophy at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. I am already in my final-year and I should have left school, but for the closure occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic and the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. I have had many encounters with the state and federal SARS in the past. The last one I had happened in Ife a few years ago. It was very pathetic. They arrested me for no justifiable reason and kept me in a cell overnight. They made me miss my examination.

How did it happen?

I was going to school that afternoon to write an examination. I was walking along Aserifa road towards the campus gate when they accosted me. They were about four at the checkpoint and they asked for my phone. I told them the phone was not with me because I was going to school to write an examination. We don’t go into the examination hall with any gadgets. After listening to my explanations, they said I looked like a bad boy. That sounded very funny initially, because I thought one of them that said that was merely joking with me. I was even laughing.

The leader of the team gave me a hot slap and ordered me to enter their van. They said I should take them to my house but I refused. Doing that would not allow me to meet up with my 4pm examination. I was scared because missing the examination might lead to an extra year for me. They eventually drove me to Moore police station in Ile Ife. I was detained in the cell till the following morning. I could not write the examination that day. It was a computer-based test. I have names of those that arrested me and I can still recognise them.

What happened during your detention?

 I was forced to write a statement claiming that I was in possession of Indian hemp. I was allowed to call my parents and could not believe it when they talked my parents into buying their story that I was in possession of weed. That really saddened me. My parents were made to pay N30,000 for my bail. The guy that forced me to write a statement was not even there at the point of my arrest.

Who were those that arrested you on that particular day?

They were SARS men, though they were not wearing any uniform and they didn’t come with a police van. During the period, SARS men usually move in a wine Toyota Corolla car and a black van. Every student in Ife knows these vehicles. If you come across them, you must flee because they symbolise danger.

What did you do after you were released?

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

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Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, who transformed the South Korean firm into a global tech titan, died at the age of 78 on Sunday, the company said.

Under Lee’s leadership, Samsung rose to become the world’s largest producer of smartphones and memory chips, and the firm’s overall turnover today is equivalent to a fifth of South Korea’s GDP.

Samsung’s meteoric rise helped make Lee South Korea’s richest and most powerful industrialist.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kun-hee Lee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics,” the company said in a statement.

“Chairman Lee passed away on October 25 with his family, including Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, by his side.

“Chairman Lee was a true visionary who transformed Samsung into the world-leading innovator and industrial powerhouse from a local business,” the firm said, adding: “His legacy will be everlasting.”

Samsung is by far the biggest of the family-controlled conglomerates, or chaebols, that dominate business in South Korea.

They drove the nation’s transformation from a war-ravaged ruin to the world’s 12th-largest economy, but nowadays are accused of murky political ties and stifling competition — with Lee himself twice convicted of criminal offences, in one case bribing a president.

Global power
When Lee inherited the chairmanship of the Samsung group in 1987 — founded by his father as a fish and fruit exporter — it was already the country’s largest conglomerate, with operations ranging from consumer electronics to construction.

But it was seen as a shoddy producer of cheap, low-quality products.

“Let’s change everything except our wives and kids,” Lee said in 1993.

The company gathered up and burnt all 150,000 mobile phones it had in stock, paving the way for the rebirth of the highly successful “Anycall” handset.

With Lee at the helm, Samsung became a global behemoth: by the time he suffered a heart attack in 2014, it was the world’s biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips, and a major player in semiconductors and LCDs.

Lee rarely spoke to the media, but was closely watched whenever he broke his long silences, often with doom-laden New Year corporate addresses.

His son, Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, has been at the helm of the company since the 2014 heart attack.

– ‘Hermit king’ –
Despite his immense wealth and power, Lee seldom ventured out from the high walls of his private compound in central Seoul to visit the company headquarters, earning him the nickname “hermit king”.

Lee, the third son of Samsung group founder Lee Byung-chull, had a soft spot for dogs — developed as a child in Japan where he went to school from age 11. He was also known for his love of movies, horseriding and exotic supercars.

He studied at Japan’s prestigious Waseda University and earned an MBA at George Washington University in the United States.

He became vice chairman of the group’s construction and trading arm at the age of 36, and became group chairman nine years later, shortly after his father’s death.

Lee married Hong Ra-hee — whose father was a justice minister — with whom he had a son and three daughters.

– Bribes, embezzlement, tax evasion –
The worlds of politics and business have been intertwined in South Korea, and the connection was reflected in Lee’s career.

In 1996, he was convicted of bribing former president Roh Tae-woo to get favours for Samsung in business policy decisions.

Lee was also found guilty of embezzlement and tax evasion in a slush fund scandal in 2008, which saw him briefly step down from the company leadership.

But suspended sentences meant he never served time in jail and he received two presidential pardons, going on to spearhead his country’s successful efforts to secure the 2018 Winter Olympics.

A few years later, he fought off a lawsuit from his older brother and sister claiming they were entitled to Samsung shares worth billions of dollars.

He had been in medical care after his heart attack, but few details were ever revealed about his condition, leaving him shrouded in mystery even in his final days.

AFP

Enugu relaxes curfew from 7am to 6pm

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The Enugu State Government has announced an adjustment on the 24-hour curfew imposed in three Urban Local Government Areas of the state to 13-hour indefinitely.

Governor Ugwuanyi had on Wednesday, at the wake of #EndSARS violent protest that saw the burning down of public and private facilities, imposed 24-hour dusk-to-dawn on three LGAs of Enugu East, Enugu North, and Enugu South.

But in a statement, the State Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Aroh, on Saturday night, said the adjustment was following the hardship occasioned by the 24-hour curfew.

Aroh stated that “the 24-hour curfew imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas stands lifted with effect from 7am on Sunday, 25th October, 2020”.

He added that “in its place, a 13-hour curfew (6pm to 7am) daily, is imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, with effect from 6pm on Sunday, 25th October 2020 until further notice”.

Delta State Police Arrest 9 Suspected IPOB Members

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Delta State Police Command on Wednesday said it had arrested nine suspected members of the outlawed group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and recovered 13 police service rifles from them.

Mr Hafiz Inuwa, the state’s Commissioner of Police alleged that the men who were arrested in April were behind the numerous deadly attacks on policemen in Asaba and environs.

Inuwa said that the command’s sustained investigation of the attacks and snatching of rifles had yielded results with the arrest of the suspects.

He said the arrest of the suspects followed a discreet, diligent and painstaking investigation by detectives in the command.

“Following recent series of attacks on policemen and snatching of service rifles, we have recorded great success with the arrest of these criminal elements.

“These principal suspects with a strong link to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were arrested and they have made confessional statements.

“On April 5, at about 8.15 p.m., while acting on a tip-off, police operatives swooped on Ugwunwosu camp of the IPOB members and recovered arms and ammunition snatched from policemen.

“Items recovered include, ten AK-47 rifles with police service numbers and 10 magazines with 200 rounds of ammunition.

“Also, on April 24 one of the suspects, Christian Ndiogulu led detectives to IPOB training camp in Ibusa, where another AK-47 rifle with 20 rounds of ammunition was recovered,’’

He said.

Inuwa said the rifle recovered in Ibusa was stolen by the suspects after an attack on a Police Safer Highway patrol team on the Ogwashi-Kwale road on Jan. 23.

He also disclosed that on April 29, two other suspects in the group led police detectives to Idumogi forest in Okpanam community where they buried stolen police rifles.

“The police recovered two AK-47 rifles, one smoke gun, one smoke canister, four AK-47 magazines, 212 rounds of ammunition, a set of Allen keys and a handbag,”

“Enough Is Enough,” – IGP Blows Hot, Tells AIGs, CPs, Others To Restore Order, Over Invasion Of Warehouses, Properties.

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Muhammad Adamu, on Saturday ordered the immediate mobilisation of all police operational assets and resources to bring an end to the wanton violence, killings, looting and destruction of public and private property and reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters in some parts of the country.

The IGP gave the order to all Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), Commissioners of Police (CPs), Heads of Police Operational Units, Squadron and Base Commanders in charge of Zonal/State/FCT Commands, the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and the Special Protection Unit on Saturday.

In addition, CPs/Heads of Police Formations in the various states have also been charged to mobilise their men and work in sync with the command CPs in the areas where they are domiciled, to dominate the public space and ensure peace and safety in the affected areas.

The IGP, while noting that enough is enough to all acts of lawlessness, disruption of public peace and order and wanton violence which have resulted to indiscriminate looting of shops, malls and warehouses, damage to property and loss of lives in some parts of the country, further directs the police strategic managers to personally lead and coordinate the operation and use all legitimate means, to halt further slide into lawlessness and brigandage.

The IGP enjoins law-abiding citizens not to panic but rather join forces with the police and other members of the law enforcement community to protect their communities from the criminal elements.

He further called for the understanding and cooperation of the citizens assuring that the action is geared towards ensuring public order and safety and public security in our communities.

The IGP however warns troublemakers not to test the collective will of the nation by coming out to cause any further breakdown of law and order.

Skales – God Is Good mp3 download

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Skales thrill’s his fan’s with a superb hit out song tagged “God Is Good” amidst the chaos going on in the country he never hesitated to releasing this song which was carefully dished out, download “God Is Good” by Skales.

Plateau Govt Reinstalls 24hours Curfew in Jos North/South, Starting 4pm Today 24th October

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Fellow citizens of Plateau State, you will recall that I announced a 24-hour curfew in Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas on 20th October 2020 in response to the disturbances that arose when hoodlums hijacked the ENDSARS protests leading to the destruction of lives and properties.

After an assessment of the situation, the curfew was relaxed from the hours of 6am to 8pm from yesterday 23rd October 2020.
However today, some hoodlums broke into the warehouses where palliatives delivered to the State by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development last week were stored awaiting distribution and carted them away.

This looting has spread to other facilities and is gradually degenerating thereby threatening the peace and security of the State.
To avoid further escalation, I hereby direct the immediate reinstatement of the 24-hour curfew earlier relaxed from 4pm today 24th October 2020 in Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas till further notice.

By this, security agencies are directed to enforce the curfew and ensure that all violators are arrested and prosecuted.
I call on all citizens and stakeholders to continue to cooperate with Government in ensuring the peace and progress of Plateau State.

Look What Plateau State Youths Found In JIB

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Humorous as Somebody found & looted the final bottle of Rock Bigger Beer at JIB in Jos

Whereas hoodlums invaded the JIB warehouse in Jos As we speak looking for the Authorities COVID-19 palliative, Somebody simply found and looted the final bottle of Rock Bigger Beer at JIB. Was it hoarded too?

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS !

President Muhammadu Buhari Addresses The Nation (Read full Speech)

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ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE ENDSARS PROTESTS, 22ND OCTOBER, 2020

Fellow Nigerians,

It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs.

2. I must warn those who have hijacked and misdirected the initial, genuine and well – intended protest of some of our youths in parts of the country, against the excesses of some members of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

3. On Monday 12th October, I acknowledged the genuine concerns and agitations of members of the public regarding the excessive use of force by some members of SARS.

4. The choice to demonstrate peacefully is a fundamental right of citizens as enshrined in Section 40 of our Constitution and other enactments; but this right to protest also imposes on the demonstrators the responsibility to respect the rights of other citizens, and the necessity to operate within the law.

5. As a democratic government, we listened to, and carefully evaluated the five-point demands of the protesters. And, having accepted them, we immediately scrapped SARS, and put measures in place to address the other demands of our youth.

6. On approving the termination of SARS, I already made it clear that it was in line with our commitment to the implementation of extensive Police reforms.

7. Sadly, the promptness with which we have acted seemed to have been misconstrued as a sign of weakness and twisted by some for their selfish unpatriotic interests.

8. The result of this is clear to all observers: human lives have been lost; acts of sexual violence have been reported; two major correctional facilities were attacked and convicts freed; public and private properties completely destroyed or vandalised; the sanctity of the Palace of a Peace Maker, the Oba of Lagos has been violated. So-called protesters have invaded an International Airport and in the process disrupted the travel plans of fellow Nigerians and our visitors.

9. All these executed in the name of the ENDSARS protests. I am indeed deeply pained that innocent lives have been lost. These tragedies are uncalled for and unnecessary. Certainly, there is no way whatsoever to connect these bad acts to legitimate expression of grievance of the youth of our country.

10. The spreading of deliberate falsehood and misinformation through the social media in particular, that this government is oblivious to the pains and plight of its citizens is a ploy to mislead the unwary within and outside Nigeria into unfair judgement and disruptive behaviour.

11. On the contrary, both our deeds and words have shown how committed this administration has been to the wellbeing and welfare of citizens, even with the steadily dwindling revenues, and the added responsibilities and restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

12. Government has put in place measures and initiatives principally targeted at youths, women and the most vulnerable groups in our society. These included our broad plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years; the creation of N75 billion National Youth Investment Fund to provide opportunities for the youths and the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Survival Fund, through which government is:

  •  paying three months salaries of the staff of 100,000 micro, small – and medium – enterprises,
  • paying for the registration of 250,000 businesses at the Corporate Affairs Commission,
  • giving a grant of N30,000 to 100,000 artisans; and
  • guaranteeing market for the products of traders.

13. These are in addition to many other initiatives such as;

  •  Farmermoni,
  • Tradermoni,
  • Marketmoni,
  •  N-Power,
  •  N-Tech and
  • N-Agro.

14. No Nigerian Government in the past has methodically and seriously approached poverty-alleviation like we have done.

15. With regard to the welfare of police personnel, the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission has been directed to expedite action on the finalization of the new salary structure of members of the Nigeria Police Force. The emoluments of other paramilitary services are also being reviewed upwards.

16. In order to underscore the importance of education in preparing youths for the future, this administration has come up with a new salary structure and other incentives for our teachers.

17. Let me at this point reaffirm the Federal Government’s commitment to preserving the unity of this country.

18. We will continue to improve good governance and our democratic process, including through sustained engagement.

19. We shall continue to ensure that liberty and freedom, as well as the fundamental rights of all citizens are protected.

20. But remember that government also has the obligation to protect lives and properties, as well as the right of citizens to go about their daily businesses freely and protected from acts of violence.

21. To our neighbours in particular, and members of the international community, many of whom have expressed concern about the ongoing development in Nigeria, we thank you and urge you all to seek to know all the facts available before taking a position or rushing to judgment and making hasty pronouncements.

22. In the circumstances, I would like to appeal to protesters to note and take advantage of the various well-thought-out initiatives of this administration designed to make their lives better and more meaningful, and resist the temptation of being used by some subversive elements to cause chaos with the aim of truncating our nascent democracy.

23. For you to do otherwise will amount to undermining national security and the law and order situation. Under no circumstances will this be tolerated.

24. I therefore call on our youths to discontinue the street protests and constructively engage government in finding solutions. Your voice has been heard loud and clear and we are responding.

25. And I call on all Nigerians to go about their normal businesses, and enjoin security agencies to protect lives and properties of all law abiding citizens without doing harm to those they are meant to protect. Let me pay tribute to officers of the Nigeria Police Force who have tragically lost their lives in the line of duty.

26. I would like to thank those state Governors, traditional and religious leaders who have appealed for calm and restraint. I also thank youth leaders who have restrained their followers from taking the law into their hands.

27. This government respects and will continue to respect all the democratic rights and civil liberties of the people, but it will not allow anybody or groups to disrupt the peace of our nation.

Thank you all. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Lalong resolute on continuous curfew in Jos, visits violence-affected areas (Photos)

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Governor Simon Bako Lalong on Wednesday 21st October 2020 visited some of the areas that were affected by the disturbances that trailed the ENDSARS protests in Jos North and Jos South Local Government areas of Plateau which led to the imposition of curfew in the two Local Governments.

The Governor accompanied by Deputy Governor Prof. Sonni Tyoden, Secretary to the Government of the State Prof. Danladi Atu and heads of security agencies in the State, took a tour of Ahmadu Bello Way, Terminus and Bukuru where he was briefed by the Commissioner of Police Edward Egbuka.

He was told that some cars belonging to customers were burn at the Ahmadu Bello Way while attempts to loot shops were thwarted and some arrests were made. The Governor also went round some of the businesses that were partially torched and places of worship that were vandalized along the terminus area.

At Jos South Local Government, the Governor visited some places of worship that were burnt and looted at Gyero road and Kugiya market.

While speaking with journalists after the visit, the Governor said he was disappointed that some persons were cashing in on the ENDSARS protests to implement their hidden agenda of destabilizing Plateau State at all costs. That he said will not be allowed to happen under his watch.

On compliance to the 24 hour curfew, the Governor said he was satisfied with the level of compliance but will only announce further measures after an analysis of the current situation by security agencies.
He advised citizens to guard their safety and peace judiciously and also cooperate with the government in fishing out criminals whether they are associated with the protests or not.

Plateau Governor, Lalong Relaxes 24hours Curfew in Jos North & South LGA

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Following resolutions reached at a high level stakeholders’ meeting chaired by the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, one of which is the need for stakeholders to immediately engage their communities across the state in a systematic Peace dialogues aimed at de-escalating tension, the Government has decided to relax the curfew earlier imposed on Jos North and South Local Government Areas from 6am to 8pm as from Friday October 23, 2020 until further notice.

This decision was reached after painstaking deliberations with critical stakeholders and careful assessment of the security situation that led to the skirmishes in some parts of the affected local government areas, last Tuesday.

Please note that the government is not unmindful of citizens’ Constitutional Rights to hold lawful assembly or stage peaceful protests as long as these are carried out within the extant laws of Nigeria. As a Government, we also appreciate the fact that these are the variables that further deepen our democracy.

However, as a deliberate approach to prevent a repeat of last Tuesday’s ugly incident where precious human lives and property were lost, the Government has for now also resolved to ban forthwith any processions and protests under whatever guise in order to safeguard the lives all citizens of the state. This is to enable the Government isolate and deal with those who are bent on disrupting the peace of the State.

By this notice, we urge all law abiding citizens to go about their legitimate businesses without fear of molestation as government has put all necessary measures in place to ensure the maintenance of law and order across the state.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Plateau State government has already set machinery in motion to address the demands raised by the protesters. In this light, government has constituted a Committee headed by a retired High Court Judge, Justice Philomena Lot which has since swung into action and ready to receive petitions from those who have cases.

We sue for understanding and patience from all and sundry as government takes decisive steps to address the demands of the protesters in the coming weeks.

We therefore call on all citizens to avoid any action that is inimical to the overall development of the state especially those that threaten the peace and unity of our people.

Signed.

Prof. Danladi A. Atu

Secretary to the Government of the State

22.10.2020

Moel J – Good Loving

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Moel J a sensational Nigerian vocalist dished out a brand new single tagged Good Loving, this set out to be his first official single.

Good Loving by Moel J is a song appreciated by many and loved by all.

Out of Moel J playlist he thrills his fans with a new to on the month of October “Good Loving”.

Check Out “Good Loving” by Moel J Below!

Olamide Endorses Davido’s “A Better Time” Album, Says It’s Filled With Bangers

YBNL boss, Olamide has made a very interesting statement about Davido’s forthcoming album “A Better Time.” 

The singer had the opportunity of listening to Davido’s highly anticipated album “A Better Time” which features American rapper, Nicki MinajTiwa Savage, and other prominent music acts worldwide. According to him, he heard some tracks and some unreleased videos and he is grateful to be alive to witness the growth of Afrobeats as the album is loaded with bangers.

Taking to his Instagram page, he wrote: “Heard OBO album yesterday and saw some unreleased videos..what at a time to be alive. Afrobeats way too massive now. Bangers.”

I’m Way Bigger Than Your Favorite Artist (Read More Below)

Sensational singer, Davido has claimed to be the biggest Nigerian artiste ever. 

Since Davido dropped his first single of the year, “FEM,” social media has been awash with speculations of whether he was throwing shade at Burna Boy. However, another drama started when a Wizkid Stan identified as Seyi took to Twitter to accuse the singer of buying views on Youtube as the visuals hit over 3 million views in just 24 hours. “When the hype is down, we’ll talk about how Davido pulled the biggest heist on YouTube with Fem”

David responded telling the fan to accept that he is bigger than his favorite artiste. “Just accept IM BIGGER THAN UR FAVE“. The fan fired back proudly stating that he is a Wizkid fan. “My fave is Wizkid Ayo fucking Balogun!Stop capping.”. Davido responded again saying he meant it when he said that he is bigger than his favorite artsite. “Calm down why u shouting … I SAID WHAT I SAID BITCH

King IB – Trap House EP

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King IB set out an exclusive extended play (EP) tagged Trap House EP which stand to be his start up project in september, the A-list musical artist King IB, Bless his fan’s with a superb (EP) Trap House EP.

Formally respected for his professionalism in the music industry tagged on an impressive Extended Play (EP) Trap House EP, consisting of four song’s track list are as below!

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DOWNLOAD MP3: THRU IT ALL

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DOWNLOAD MP3: AlHAMDULLILAHI FEAT OZEE

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Colabo Design – Sabi D Design Feat Tshayne x Dr. Kozzo x Tito Star x King Pally

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 Exceptional Nigerian designer “Colabo” join forces with top notch artist from the country on an impressive project tagged “Sabi D Design”.

One remarkable designer popularly known for his superb creativity dished out Sabi D Design which comes with great feature’s like Tshayne, Dr Kozzo, Tito Star and King Pally.

All A-list artist carried out tremendously verse on this body of work which was titled Sabi D Design, colabo’s professionalism attend him a larger peak to which explicate the content “Sabi D Design” to be exclusive.

Colabo’s hit out song Sabi D Design hit 3 Thousand Streams on Eardrum9ja Blog within 2 hours.

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Xboi – Kolo (Cover) Mp3 download

 Sensational Nigerian Afro beat artiste “Xboi” dished out a reup paved out from “Ice Prince” recent single in which he teamed up with “Oxlade” on this body of work.

Xboi serves an amazingly cover to “Kolo” Listen up below !

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Man Utd reach verbal agreement with Mario Mandzukic

When Mauricio Pochettino took over as Tottenham manager in 2014, the club had managed only two top-four finishes in 22 Premier League seasons.

Under the Argentine they achieved that feat in four of his five seasons in charge and reached a Champions League final, the first in the club’s history.

Yet for all his success in that time – his tally of 382 Premier League points ranks behind only Manchester City (446), Liverpool (404) and Chelsea (398) – he has paid the price for a poor start to this season and been sacked with Spurs 14th in the Premier League.

He will go down as one of the great Tottenham managers, but have his recent struggles tarnished his legacy? We take a look at the numbers behind his five-year reign.

A Tottenham great

Guiding Tottenham to June’s Champions League final assured the Argentine of his place in Tottenham history, becoming only the third man to lead the club out in any major European final.

But it is his consistent record over the course of his five years in charge which means he bears comparison with their finest managers.

He has taken charge of 293 games in all competitions, making him fourth in the club’s all-time list. Only Bill Nicholson (832), Peter McWilliam (505), and Keith Burkinshaw (431) have been in charge for longer. And only the legendary Nicholson (55) has led them in more European games than Pochettino (53).

Manager Games Wins Losses Win percentage
Tim Sherwood2213659.1%
Mauricio Pochettino2021134655.9%
Andre Villas-Boas54291353.7%
Harry Redknapp144713649.3%
Martin Jol113473641.6%

Struggles against the other big clubs

While his status as a Tottenham great is assured, his rank among Premier League managers is more debatable.

For all the improvements he has overseen at Tottenham, including the development of young players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli, there is no escaping the fact he failed to win a trophy during his time at the club.

In fact, he is yet to win any trophy as a manager.

And yet the statistics show that Pochettino reached 100 Premier League wins as Spurs manager in just 169 games – only Jose Mourinho with Chelsea (142) and Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United (162) got to that landmark for a single team in fewer games.

In all competitions, he has won four of 13 matches against the Gunners (won four, drew six, lost three), with only one of those victories coming away from home – a 2-0 win in the League Cup quarter-final last season.

How it all unravelled

When Pochettino suggested before the Champions League final that winning that trophy might prompt him to leave the club, it caused some consternation.

And yet he might wish he had left whatever the result of that match, given how this season has unfolded.

It is not much of a stretch to suggest that their form during this calendar year has been that of relegation battlers. In fact, no Premier League side has lost more matches in all competitions than Pochettino’s side (18).

Spurs last lost more games in a calendar year in 2008, when they suffered 19 defeats during spells under Juande Ramos and Harry Redknapp.

Chairman Daniel Levy said results had been “extremely disappointing”. The manager paid the price.

Tottenham keeps Bruno Fernandes under the eye

When Mauricio Pochettino took over as Tottenham manager in 2014, the club had managed only two top-four finishes in 22 Premier League seasons.

Under the Argentine they achieved that feat in four of his five seasons in charge and reached a Champions League final, the first in the club’s history.

Yet for all his success in that time – his tally of 382 Premier League points ranks behind only Manchester City (446), Liverpool (404) and Chelsea (398) – he has paid the price for a poor start to this season and been sacked with Spurs 14th in the Premier League.

He will go down as one of the great Tottenham managers, but have his recent struggles tarnished his legacy? We take a look at the numbers behind his five-year reign.

A Tottenham great

Guiding Tottenham to June’s Champions League final assured the Argentine of his place in Tottenham history, becoming only the third man to lead the club out in any major European final.

But it is his consistent record over the course of his five years in charge which means he bears comparison with their finest managers.

He has taken charge of 293 games in all competitions, making him fourth in the club’s all-time list. Only Bill Nicholson (832), Peter McWilliam (505), and Keith Burkinshaw (431) have been in charge for longer. And only the legendary Nicholson (55) has led them in more European games than Pochettino (53).

Manager Games Wins Losses Win percentage
Tim Sherwood2213659.1%
Mauricio Pochettino2021134655.9%
Andre Villas-Boas54291353.7%
Harry Redknapp144713649.3%
Martin Jol113473641.6%

Struggles against the other big clubs

While his status as a Tottenham great is assured, his rank among Premier League managers is more debatable.

For all the improvements he has overseen at Tottenham, including the development of young players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli, there is no escaping the fact he failed to win a trophy during his time at the club.

In fact, he is yet to win any trophy as a manager.

And yet the statistics show that Pochettino reached 100 Premier League wins as Spurs manager in just 169 games – only Jose Mourinho with Chelsea (142) and Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United (162) got to that landmark for a single team in fewer games.

In all competitions, he has won four of 13 matches against the Gunners (won four, drew six, lost three), with only one of those victories coming away from home – a 2-0 win in the League Cup quarter-final last season.

How it all unravelled

When Pochettino suggested before the Champions League final that winning that trophy might prompt him to leave the club, it caused some consternation.

And yet he might wish he had left whatever the result of that match, given how this season has unfolded.

It is not much of a stretch to suggest that their form during this calendar year has been that of relegation battlers. In fact, no Premier League side has lost more matches in all competitions than Pochettino’s side (18).

Spurs last lost more games in a calendar year in 2008, when they suffered 19 defeats during spells under Juande Ramos and Harry Redknapp.

Chairman Daniel Levy said results had been “extremely disappointing”. The manager paid the price.

Olivier Giroud ‘cannot accept’ Frank Lampard snub

When Mauricio Pochettino took over as Tottenham manager in 2014, the club had managed only two top-four finishes in 22 Premier League seasons.

Under the Argentine they achieved that feat in four of his five seasons in charge and reached a Champions League final, the first in the club’s history.

Yet for all his success in that time – his tally of 382 Premier League points ranks behind only Manchester City (446), Liverpool (404) and Chelsea (398) – he has paid the price for a poor start to this season and been sacked with Spurs 14th in the Premier League.

He will go down as one of the great Tottenham managers, but have his recent struggles tarnished his legacy? We take a look at the numbers behind his five-year reign.

A Tottenham great

Guiding Tottenham to June’s Champions League final assured the Argentine of his place in Tottenham history, becoming only the third man to lead the club out in any major European final.

But it is his consistent record over the course of his five years in charge which means he bears comparison with their finest managers.

He has taken charge of 293 games in all competitions, making him fourth in the club’s all-time list. Only Bill Nicholson (832), Peter McWilliam (505), and Keith Burkinshaw (431) have been in charge for longer. And only the legendary Nicholson (55) has led them in more European games than Pochettino (53).

Manager Games Wins Losses Win percentage
Tim Sherwood2213659.1%
Mauricio Pochettino2021134655.9%
Andre Villas-Boas54291353.7%
Harry Redknapp144713649.3%
Martin Jol113473641.6%

Struggles against the other big clubs

While his status as a Tottenham great is assured, his rank among Premier League managers is more debatable.

For all the improvements he has overseen at Tottenham, including the development of young players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli, there is no escaping the fact he failed to win a trophy during his time at the club.

In fact, he is yet to win any trophy as a manager.

And yet the statistics show that Pochettino reached 100 Premier League wins as Spurs manager in just 169 games – only Jose Mourinho with Chelsea (142) and Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United (162) got to that landmark for a single team in fewer games.

In all competitions, he has won four of 13 matches against the Gunners (won four, drew six, lost three), with only one of those victories coming away from home – a 2-0 win in the League Cup quarter-final last season.

How it all unravelled

When Pochettino suggested before the Champions League final that winning that trophy might prompt him to leave the club, it caused some consternation.

And yet he might wish he had left whatever the result of that match, given how this season has unfolded.

It is not much of a stretch to suggest that their form during this calendar year has been that of relegation battlers. In fact, no Premier League side has lost more matches in all competitions than Pochettino’s side (18).

Spurs last lost more games in a calendar year in 2008, when they suffered 19 defeats during spells under Juande Ramos and Harry Redknapp.

Chairman Daniel Levy said results had been “extremely disappointing”. The manager paid the price.

Investor ‘can get Leeds up to level of Man City’

When Mauricio Pochettino took over as Tottenham manager in 2014, the club had managed only two top-four finishes in 22 Premier League seasons.

Under the Argentine they achieved that feat in four of his five seasons in charge and reached a Champions League final, the first in the club’s history.

Yet for all his success in that time – his tally of 382 Premier League points ranks behind only Manchester City (446), Liverpool (404) and Chelsea (398) – he has paid the price for a poor start to this season and been sacked with Spurs 14th in the Premier League.

He will go down as one of the great Tottenham managers, but have his recent struggles tarnished his legacy? We take a look at the numbers behind his five-year reign.

A Tottenham great

Guiding Tottenham to June’s Champions League final assured the Argentine of his place in Tottenham history, becoming only the third man to lead the club out in any major European final.

But it is his consistent record over the course of his five years in charge which means he bears comparison with their finest managers.

He has taken charge of 293 games in all competitions, making him fourth in the club’s all-time list. Only Bill Nicholson (832), Peter McWilliam (505), and Keith Burkinshaw (431) have been in charge for longer. And only the legendary Nicholson (55) has led them in more European games than Pochettino (53).

Manager Games Wins Losses Win percentage
Tim Sherwood2213659.1%
Mauricio Pochettino2021134655.9%
Andre Villas-Boas54291353.7%
Harry Redknapp144713649.3%
Martin Jol113473641.6%

Struggles against the other big clubs

While his status as a Tottenham great is assured, his rank among Premier League managers is more debatable.

For all the improvements he has overseen at Tottenham, including the development of young players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli, there is no escaping the fact he failed to win a trophy during his time at the club.

In fact, he is yet to win any trophy as a manager.

And yet the statistics show that Pochettino reached 100 Premier League wins as Spurs manager in just 169 games – only Jose Mourinho with Chelsea (142) and Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United (162) got to that landmark for a single team in fewer games.

In all competitions, he has won four of 13 matches against the Gunners (won four, drew six, lost three), with only one of those victories coming away from home – a 2-0 win in the League Cup quarter-final last season.

How it all unravelled

When Pochettino suggested before the Champions League final that winning that trophy might prompt him to leave the club, it caused some consternation.

And yet he might wish he had left whatever the result of that match, given how this season has unfolded.

It is not much of a stretch to suggest that their form during this calendar year has been that of relegation battlers. In fact, no Premier League side has lost more matches in all competitions than Pochettino’s side (18).

Spurs last lost more games in a calendar year in 2008, when they suffered 19 defeats during spells under Juande Ramos and Harry Redknapp.

Chairman Daniel Levy said results had been “extremely disappointing”. The manager paid the price.

Spain wanted Benitez at World Cup

When Mauricio Pochettino took over as Tottenham manager in 2014, the club had managed only two top-four finishes in 22 Premier League seasons.

Under the Argentine they achieved that feat in four of his five seasons in charge and reached a Champions League final, the first in the club’s history.

Yet for all his success in that time – his tally of 382 Premier League points ranks behind only Manchester City (446), Liverpool (404) and Chelsea (398) – he has paid the price for a poor start to this season and been sacked with Spurs 14th in the Premier League.

He will go down as one of the great Tottenham managers, but have his recent struggles tarnished his legacy? We take a look at the numbers behind his five-year reign.

A Tottenham great

Guiding Tottenham to June’s Champions League final assured the Argentine of his place in Tottenham history, becoming only the third man to lead the club out in any major European final.

But it is his consistent record over the course of his five years in charge which means he bears comparison with their finest managers.

He has taken charge of 293 games in all competitions, making him fourth in the club’s all-time list. Only Bill Nicholson (832), Peter McWilliam (505), and Keith Burkinshaw (431) have been in charge for longer. And only the legendary Nicholson (55) has led them in more European games than Pochettino (53).

Manager Games Wins Losses Win percentage
Tim Sherwood2213659.1%
Mauricio Pochettino2021134655.9%
Andre Villas-Boas54291353.7%
Harry Redknapp144713649.3%
Martin Jol113473641.6%

Struggles against the other big clubs

While his status as a Tottenham great is assured, his rank among Premier League managers is more debatable.

For all the improvements he has overseen at Tottenham, including the development of young players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli, there is no escaping the fact he failed to win a trophy during his time at the club.

In fact, he is yet to win any trophy as a manager.

And yet the statistics show that Pochettino reached 100 Premier League wins as Spurs manager in just 169 games – only Jose Mourinho with Chelsea (142) and Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United (162) got to that landmark for a single team in fewer games.

In all competitions, he has won four of 13 matches against the Gunners (won four, drew six, lost three), with only one of those victories coming away from home – a 2-0 win in the League Cup quarter-final last season.

How it all unravelled

When Pochettino suggested before the Champions League final that winning that trophy might prompt him to leave the club, it caused some consternation.

And yet he might wish he had left whatever the result of that match, given how this season has unfolded.

It is not much of a stretch to suggest that their form during this calendar year has been that of relegation battlers. In fact, no Premier League side has lost more matches in all competitions than Pochettino’s side (18).

Spurs last lost more games in a calendar year in 2008, when they suffered 19 defeats during spells under Juande Ramos and Harry Redknapp.

Chairman Daniel Levy said results had been “extremely disappointing”. The manager paid the price.

Christian Eriksen wants Real Madrid move in summer

When Mauricio Pochettino took over as Tottenham manager in 2014, the club had managed only two top-four finishes in 22 Premier League seasons.

Under the Argentine they achieved that feat in four of his five seasons in charge and reached a Champions League final, the first in the club’s history.

Yet for all his success in that time – his tally of 382 Premier League points ranks behind only Manchester City (446), Liverpool (404) and Chelsea (398) – he has paid the price for a poor start to this season and been sacked with Spurs 14th in the Premier League.

He will go down as one of the great Tottenham managers, but have his recent struggles tarnished his legacy? We take a look at the numbers behind his five-year reign.

A Tottenham great

Guiding Tottenham to June’s Champions League final assured the Argentine of his place in Tottenham history, becoming only the third man to lead the club out in any major European final.

But it is his consistent record over the course of his five years in charge which means he bears comparison with their finest managers.

He has taken charge of 293 games in all competitions, making him fourth in the club’s all-time list. Only Bill Nicholson (832), Peter McWilliam (505), and Keith Burkinshaw (431) have been in charge for longer. And only the legendary Nicholson (55) has led them in more European games than Pochettino (53).

Manager Games Wins Losses Win percentage
Tim Sherwood2213659.1%
Mauricio Pochettino2021134655.9%
Andre Villas-Boas54291353.7%
Harry Redknapp144713649.3%
Martin Jol113473641.6%

Struggles against the other big clubs

While his status as a Tottenham great is assured, his rank among Premier League managers is more debatable.

For all the improvements he has overseen at Tottenham, including the development of young players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli, there is no escaping the fact he failed to win a trophy during his time at the club.

In fact, he is yet to win any trophy as a manager.

And yet the statistics show that Pochettino reached 100 Premier League wins as Spurs manager in just 169 games – only Jose Mourinho with Chelsea (142) and Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United (162) got to that landmark for a single team in fewer games.

In all competitions, he has won four of 13 matches against the Gunners (won four, drew six, lost three), with only one of those victories coming away from home – a 2-0 win in the League Cup quarter-final last season.

How it all unravelled

When Pochettino suggested before the Champions League final that winning that trophy might prompt him to leave the club, it caused some consternation.

And yet he might wish he had left whatever the result of that match, given how this season has unfolded.

It is not much of a stretch to suggest that their form during this calendar year has been that of relegation battlers. In fact, no Premier League side has lost more matches in all competitions than Pochettino’s side (18).

Spurs last lost more games in a calendar year in 2008, when they suffered 19 defeats during spells under Juande Ramos and Harry Redknapp.

Chairman Daniel Levy said results had been “extremely disappointing”. The manager paid the price.

Ronaldo scores 700th career goal

When Mauricio Pochettino took over as Tottenham manager in 2014, the club had managed only two top-four finishes in 22 Premier League seasons.

Under the Argentine they achieved that feat in four of his five seasons in charge and reached a Champions League final, the first in the club’s history.

Yet for all his success in that time – his tally of 382 Premier League points ranks behind only Manchester City (446), Liverpool (404) and Chelsea (398) – he has paid the price for a poor start to this season and been sacked with Spurs 14th in the Premier League.

He will go down as one of the great Tottenham managers, but have his recent struggles tarnished his legacy? We take a look at the numbers behind his five-year reign.

A Tottenham great

Guiding Tottenham to June’s Champions League final assured the Argentine of his place in Tottenham history, becoming only the third man to lead the club out in any major European final.

But it is his consistent record over the course of his five years in charge which means he bears comparison with their finest managers.

He has taken charge of 293 games in all competitions, making him fourth in the club’s all-time list. Only Bill Nicholson (832), Peter McWilliam (505), and Keith Burkinshaw (431) have been in charge for longer. And only the legendary Nicholson (55) has led them in more European games than Pochettino (53).

Manager Games Wins Losses Win percentage
Tim Sherwood2213659.1%
Mauricio Pochettino2021134655.9%
Andre Villas-Boas54291353.7%
Harry Redknapp144713649.3%
Martin Jol113473641.6%

Struggles against the other big clubs

While his status as a Tottenham great is assured, his rank among Premier League managers is more debatable.

For all the improvements he has overseen at Tottenham, including the development of young players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli, there is no escaping the fact he failed to win a trophy during his time at the club.

In fact, he is yet to win any trophy as a manager.

And yet the statistics show that Pochettino reached 100 Premier League wins as Spurs manager in just 169 games – only Jose Mourinho with Chelsea (142) and Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United (162) got to that landmark for a single team in fewer games.

In all competitions, he has won four of 13 matches against the Gunners (won four, drew six, lost three), with only one of those victories coming away from home – a 2-0 win in the League Cup quarter-final last season.

How it all unravelled

When Pochettino suggested before the Champions League final that winning that trophy might prompt him to leave the club, it caused some consternation.

And yet he might wish he had left whatever the result of that match, given how this season has unfolded.

It is not much of a stretch to suggest that their form during this calendar year has been that of relegation battlers. In fact, no Premier League side has lost more matches in all competitions than Pochettino’s side (18).

Spurs last lost more games in a calendar year in 2008, when they suffered 19 defeats during spells under Juande Ramos and Harry Redknapp.

Chairman Daniel Levy said results had been “extremely disappointing”. The manager paid the price.

Football suspended in Catalonia

When Mauricio Pochettino took over as Tottenham manager in 2014, the club had managed only two top-four finishes in 22 Premier League seasons.

Under the Argentine they achieved that feat in four of his five seasons in charge and reached a Champions League final, the first in the club’s history.

Yet for all his success in that time – his tally of 382 Premier League points ranks behind only Manchester City (446), Liverpool (404) and Chelsea (398) – he has paid the price for a poor start to this season and been sacked with Spurs 14th in the Premier League.

He will go down as one of the great Tottenham managers, but have his recent struggles tarnished his legacy? We take a look at the numbers behind his five-year reign.

A Tottenham great

Guiding Tottenham to June’s Champions League final assured the Argentine of his place in Tottenham history, becoming only the third man to lead the club out in any major European final.

But it is his consistent record over the course of his five years in charge which means he bears comparison with their finest managers.

He has taken charge of 293 games in all competitions, making him fourth in the club’s all-time list. Only Bill Nicholson (832), Peter McWilliam (505), and Keith Burkinshaw (431) have been in charge for longer. And only the legendary Nicholson (55) has led them in more European games than Pochettino (53).

Manager Games Wins Losses Win percentage
Tim Sherwood2213659.1%
Mauricio Pochettino2021134655.9%
Andre Villas-Boas54291353.7%
Harry Redknapp144713649.3%
Martin Jol113473641.6%

Struggles against the other big clubs

While his status as a Tottenham great is assured, his rank among Premier League managers is more debatable.

For all the improvements he has overseen at Tottenham, including the development of young players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli, there is no escaping the fact he failed to win a trophy during his time at the club.

In fact, he is yet to win any trophy as a manager.

And yet the statistics show that Pochettino reached 100 Premier League wins as Spurs manager in just 169 games – only Jose Mourinho with Chelsea (142) and Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United (162) got to that landmark for a single team in fewer games.

In all competitions, he has won four of 13 matches against the Gunners (won four, drew six, lost three), with only one of those victories coming away from home – a 2-0 win in the League Cup quarter-final last season.

How it all unravelled

When Pochettino suggested before the Champions League final that winning that trophy might prompt him to leave the club, it caused some consternation.

And yet he might wish he had left whatever the result of that match, given how this season has unfolded.

It is not much of a stretch to suggest that their form during this calendar year has been that of relegation battlers. In fact, no Premier League side has lost more matches in all competitions than Pochettino’s side (18).

Spurs last lost more games in a calendar year in 2008, when they suffered 19 defeats during spells under Juande Ramos and Harry Redknapp.

Chairman Daniel Levy said results had been “extremely disappointing”. The manager paid the price.

Goalkeeper Vorm rejoins Tottenham

When Mauricio Pochettino took over as Tottenham manager in 2014, the club had managed only two top-four finishes in 22 Premier League seasons.

Under the Argentine they achieved that feat in four of his five seasons in charge and reached a Champions League final, the first in the club’s history.

Yet for all his success in that time – his tally of 382 Premier League points ranks behind only Manchester City (446), Liverpool (404) and Chelsea (398) – he has paid the price for a poor start to this season and been sacked with Spurs 14th in the Premier League.

He will go down as one of the great Tottenham managers, but have his recent struggles tarnished his legacy? We take a look at the numbers behind his five-year reign.

A Tottenham great

Guiding Tottenham to June’s Champions League final assured the Argentine of his place in Tottenham history, becoming only the third man to lead the club out in any major European final.

But it is his consistent record over the course of his five years in charge which means he bears comparison with their finest managers.

He has taken charge of 293 games in all competitions, making him fourth in the club’s all-time list. Only Bill Nicholson (832), Peter McWilliam (505), and Keith Burkinshaw (431) have been in charge for longer. And only the legendary Nicholson (55) has led them in more European games than Pochettino (53).

Manager Games Wins Losses Win percentage
Tim Sherwood2213659.1%
Mauricio Pochettino2021134655.9%
Andre Villas-Boas54291353.7%
Harry Redknapp144713649.3%
Martin Jol113473641.6%

Struggles against the other big clubs

While his status as a Tottenham great is assured, his rank among Premier League managers is more debatable.

For all the improvements he has overseen at Tottenham, including the development of young players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli, there is no escaping the fact he failed to win a trophy during his time at the club.

In fact, he is yet to win any trophy as a manager.

And yet the statistics show that Pochettino reached 100 Premier League wins as Spurs manager in just 169 games – only Jose Mourinho with Chelsea (142) and Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United (162) got to that landmark for a single team in fewer games.

In all competitions, he has won four of 13 matches against the Gunners (won four, drew six, lost three), with only one of those victories coming away from home – a 2-0 win in the League Cup quarter-final last season.

How it all unravelled

When Pochettino suggested before the Champions League final that winning that trophy might prompt him to leave the club, it caused some consternation.

And yet he might wish he had left whatever the result of that match, given how this season has unfolded.

It is not much of a stretch to suggest that their form during this calendar year has been that of relegation battlers. In fact, no Premier League side has lost more matches in all competitions than Pochettino’s side (18).

Spurs last lost more games in a calendar year in 2008, when they suffered 19 defeats during spells under Juande Ramos and Harry Redknapp.

Chairman Daniel Levy said results had been “extremely disappointing”. The manager paid the price.