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Gospel singer Judy Josiah is out with a new single titled "First love" featuring Matthew Reflect.

According to her, the song was inspired by a story of a lady who happens to be confused as to whether the aspirant was meant for her. 
Yea, a lot of them in Lagos had approached her but this particular brother refused giving up on her as he vehemently believes that she was meant for him.

She thought about considering him for years, still not loving this guy as it ain't working out for her.

It got to a point that she became so confused about the whole thing and refused to accept his gifts anymore nor even allowing him to hold her hands when they take the long walk.

She met with some Ministers who advised that she wait, that with time she will develop feelings/love for the guy. This still did not work as he became more irritating to her.

A friend of hers came reminding her of her  FIRST LOVE (Jesus) who alone can take away and break every spirit of confusion in her.

Yea, she did make Jesus her 'First Love', cos she knew God was going to give her a positive sight and a spirit of discernment to know which path to follow. 'Can two walk together except they are agreed?' She quoted the scriptures as she asked herself.

At the short run, everything turned out to work for her good as she followed her first love.

Sound mind, joy unspeakable, happiness, great smile, new found love, goodness became her testimony.

God later brought His son her way.  Happily married!!!

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The month of February has become a phenomenon of our times. Never has LOVE been celebrated as it is done in our day before now with the 14th day as the epicenter of the whole celebration.

In consonance with this phenomenon, one of Nigeria's emerging Gospel Music Maestro, TOSIN KOYI has put his versatility to work again by giving us TAKE MY HAND, a soulful ballad offering a dynamic perspective on Love, Purpose, Trust and Growth. In the chorus of TAKE MY HAND, Tosin goes thus:

So, take my hand
Let's grow in love together
You and me forever
With you, girl
I no dey ever shiver
Make we take am one day at a time, yeah yeah
Take my hand, babe
I no go let you go
My love for you will grow till the very end. 

From singing soft rock in EVERLASTING ARMS, Afrobeat in JESU OBA to this danceable soulful ballad, TAKE MY HAND, Tosin Koyi has shown his ability to deliver in and on time in different genres without diverting from his firm belief in the gospel of Christ.

So, if you are short of words to say or a song to serenade your heartthrob this Valentine season, this danceable love note, TAKE MY HAND by Tosin Koyi is strongly recommended. We urge you to please download, view, save, add to playlist and share the song.

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Victor Oluwagbenro Ojo best known as Yang kicks off the year with a new single entitled "One Way".

It is obvious Yang was born to do this; you can tell from his consistency on delivery so far.

About "One Way" - his latest output, he said "One way is a promise on behalf of all true lovers; to that one person they love above all".

The talented act has always been proving himself alongside his live band team "The Kings Band".

Talk of Good music delivery, You can always count on him as the music industry will feel the heat.

One Way by Yang is all you need for your playlist. Tell someone about this good music.

Listen Up and Enjoy! Join @Yang_Live on social media

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Ogechi Uzochukwu a.k.a Oge Praise hails from Arochukwu in Abia State, The Abuja born and based Gospel Artiste finally drops her long awaited Debut Gospel Single Which she Titled 'My Trust in You' a song that came from a totally submissive heart to the will of God. 

Oge Praise has for long been waiting for the right time by the leading of the Holy Spirit to release her Debut single 'My Trust in You' and there can be no better time than now to let the whole world listen and understand via the instrumentation of music that God remains ever true, and all we need to do as His Children is to totally trust and believe without a doubt that which He alone can do.

When asked why Gospel Music? Oge Praise has this to say
"Music is my passion. It is who I am. It has strengthened me in all ramifications. And since the day I knew Christ, I have come to realize that Gospel music is the right path to trail in other to unleash that passion to the world.

However, I knew it must be nurtured correctly to be able to grow and change the world, hence I took my time and when I heard it was the right time, I hurriedly responded to the prompting and the leading of the Holy Spirit and finally the song is set to be an amazing source of blessing to the world."

The Single 'My Trust in You' was produced, mixed and master by one of Boogie Down Concepts' Finest producers.

The song will surely be a huge blessing to you.

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G-Worldwide Entertainment act, Ajura has just released an impressive video for his latest blazing single ‘Overtake’.

Overtake currently enjoys massive airplay across the airwaves and the clip which is shot by the popular director Paul Gambit is sure to push the record even further to mainstream acclaim.

Since he got unveiled last year, Ajura has been steadily pushing his craft which saw him win notable awards, including the “Fast Rising Star’ at the Campus Mega Awards 2018 and Best New Act at the Starzz Awards, 2018. He also bagged a nomination for “Best New Artist’ at the City People Awards, 2018.
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Chidera Valentine popularly known as DERA VAL starts 2019 with an Inspirational song I TRUST IN YOU, which talks about the importance of God's grace in a Man's life.
The song is produced, Mixed and Mastered by Mix-Magic.
"2018 I had a difficult year that made me to realize that I need God's grace in my life to take my career to the next level and also that everything I am everything I do and mostly every song that I sing is in God's hands and I have to trust in him. That's why I want to everyone to share in my experience."
After a long hiatus since the release of her album, "Don't Doubt The Lord" in 2017, Yoma Dodo returns with a new single, "Anointing" - a soulful song of surrender and worship to God.

The soul-lifting worship piece features a superbly simplistic chorus that is sure to resonate in the hearts of every listener.

Yoma enlisted the expertise of her music mentor and role model, Ayo Vincent on this song.

The Ebenezer Iriemi produced track serves as Yoma’s first official single release of the year and she has revealed more single are in the works.

Download, listen and kindly share.

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Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition was held on Saturday 9th of February at Civic Hive in Lagos, and digital publishing platform, Publiseer, emerged the regional champion, beating nine other startups for the title.

Publiseer will join other regional winners from various countries, including Mauritius, South Africa, and Kenya, at the Grand Finale, which will be held in Silicon Valley by San-Francisco based venture capital firm, Fenox VC, with a $1 million dollar investment prize. Amongst the 10 startups that pitched at the Nigeria regional final was Natterbase, Edupoint, WellNewMe, Sabi.ai, Spleet, Afara Partners and FarmFunded.

The winner of the Nigeria Regional Competition was determined by a panel of judges that included Olusola Amusan, Founder at Coven Works, Emmanuel Adegboye, Entrepreneurship Center Manager at Andela, Brian Odhiambo, Associate Director at Novastar Ventures, and Dayo Koleowo, Principal Investment Officer at Microtraction.

The South African and Mauritian finals were held in September and November respectively, while the Kenyan final will be held in March. The regional winners, including Publiseer, will represent their respective countries at Startup World Cup Grand Finale, which is set to take place on the 17th of May in San Francisco, USA. 

The winner was determined from the size of market opportunity if the product solves the problem for their target customer, traction, clear revenue model, strong distribution plan, team, and capital efficiency. Other startups that participated at the regional competition were Natterbase, EduPoint, WellNewMe, Sabi, SPLEET, Loystar, Social Lender, Afara Partners, and FarmFunded.

"We are humbled to emerge the winner of the Regional competition, and we are excited to represent Nigeria at the grand finale in May. Every startup that competed are amazing and are making great impacts and giant strides in their various fields, and that's why we're humbled to come on top as the winner,"
says Chidi Nwaogu, Co-founder and CEO of Publiseer, who was recently shortlisted for the Yunus&Youth Global Fellowship Program for Social Entrepreneurs Class of 2019.

Publiseer is a digital publisher that helps African writers and musicians from low-income communities to distribute and monetize their creative works across over 400 digital stores in 100 countries, with just a single click, and at no charge. Publiseer became profitable after eight months from inception.

The digital publisher has received so many awards and recognitions, including becoming the first and only African publisher to join the International Publishing Distribution Association in Madrid, getting nominated for the 4th AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, receiving 'The Most Needed in the Region' award by African Entrepreneurship Award, emerging a finalist at a Harvard Business School New Venture Competition, and participating in the MIT Solve Global Challenges. 

Publiseer was listed in Modern Ghana's "List Of 10 African Innovations For January 2019". Publiseer has been accepted in several accelerators and incubators, such as Microsoft's Accelerate Labs, University of Cape Town's Venture Incubation Programme and Singularity University's Global Startup Program.

The digital publisher has been extensively covered by hundreds of media houses around the world for its exceptional achievements in the world of digital publishing.
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Barely four days to the presidential election, the apex northern sociocultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has finally endorsed the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) President Muhammadu Buhari.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday at the headquarters of the forum in Kaduna shortly after a meeting held under the Chairmanship of Malam Adamu M.Fika, Chairman Board of Trustees of the forum, the forum resolved that “ACF believes that President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term to consolidate on his achievements”.

The text of the briefing which was read by Alhaji Musa Liman Kwande Ag. Chairman NEC reads in parts; “ACF takes note of the state of the political situation as the nation goes into another round of elections, where tensions are heightened as a result of intense campaigns, lobbying, and horse-trading among political actors.
“ACF takes special note that major political parties have nominated prominent northerners, for the February 16th 2019 Presidential Elections. The Forum has carefully studied the antecedents of major presidential candidates, the manifestoes and policy documents of their parties, alongside the need for social, political and economic stability in the country.
“ACF is therefore, of the view that certain attributes such as clarity of thought, unity of purpose, content of character and morality of the candidates, their leadership qualities, performance and general acceptability of the candidates contesting for not only the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria but also for other elective offices should guide voters in making their choices”.
The decision on who to elect should not be based on any form of inducements, mob hysteria, intimidation or false promises, but by calm and deliberate consideration of the candidates’ qualities of leadership, performance and moral standing in their public and private lives.

Furthermore, other considerations such as the capacity to tackle security challenges, fight corruption, and boost the economy by way of diversification away from over-dependence on oil, by infrastructural development in order to promote growth. The integrity of the candidate to raise the image of Nigeria in the comity of nations is equally important in the election.
“ACF notes, the strides were taken by the Buhari administration to improve and reposition the nation economically. A few examples are The multi-billion Dollar Mambilla hydropower project, the exploration of oil in Gongola Basin of the Benue trough, the Baro inland port, the North East Development Commission, the ongoing rail line projects nationwide, and other critical infrastructural development projects.
“Consequent upon the contributions of the incumbent government to the economic and infrastructural development of the nation, and the government’s achievements in combating insurgency and other insecurity problems bedeviling the country, ACF believes that President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term to consolidate on his achievements”.
ACF also called on the politicians and their supporters as well as the electorates to avoid all forms of violence before, during and after the elections, stressing that violence is never a solution to any grievances.
“Violence not only destroys our democratic process but also lives and property. Democracy is a contest of ideas and reasons” it further stressed.
ACF also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to live up its promise and assurances for a credible, free and fair elections.

The forum equally called on the Police and other security agencies involved in providing security to the election process to remain neutral and professional in their conduct.

Those who attended the meeting were Alh. Adamu Fika, Board of Trustee (BoT), Gen I. M Wushishi Chairman ACF leadership selection Committee, Alh. Musa Liman Kwande, Ag Chairman, Ambassador Adamu Muhammad, Deputy Chairman BoT, Senator Abubakar H. Girei Vice Chairman NEC, Anthony N .Z Sani Secretary-General, Engr Abubakar G. Umar Deputy Secretary-General and Alh. Muhammad Ibrahim National Publicity Secretary.
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A broadcast message has been going rounds stating that;
"INEC has changed pattern of voting without majority of citizens being aware o!
YOU Vote with Your INDEX FINGER( Warning Finger). blah blah blah....."
Thank God for the divine intervention of the INEC body letting us know that;
"Any finger can be used for marking a ballot paper🗳‬"
Message from INEC 

Please let's stop sponsoring fake news and let VOTE speak with sincerity

I still anticipate the day Nigeria. Will commence Electronic Voting System of which before graduating we have written Hundreds of Project Topics on it and was approved and is just there dormant in school HOD offices without implementation

Let's help grow Nigeria!!!

I Love Nigeria and I believe my being here isn't a mistake

The DESTINY OF THIS NATION is in all our Fingers..!

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The president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Biodun Ogunyemi while officially announcing the suspension of the strike yesterday, disclosed the various agreements reached with the Federal Government that led to the suspension of the over three (3) months strike action.

This was contained in a Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed by ASUU and the Federal Government on Thursday. Highlights of the Memorandum of Action include the following;

  • In addition to the N20 billion for 2018, the sum of N25 billion only would be released in April/May 2019, after which government would resume full implementation of the MoU of 2013.
  • Part-payment of the outstanding arrears of the earned academic allowances; defraying the balance up to 2018 in 4 tranches within 36 months; and mainstreaming further payments of EAA into the annual budgets beginning from 2019 budget.
  • PICA verification and the release of the arrears of salary shortfall at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, not later than 15th February 2019.
  • Strengthening the Consultative Committee on State-owned Universities (CCSOU), inaugurated on Monday, 28th January, 2019 to look into the issues of proliferation, underfunding and governance to consistently deliver on its mandate.
  • Payment of the outstanding EAA arrears of all eligible staff in the University of Ilorin, especially the loyal ASUU members whose appointments were illegally terminated by today, 7th February, 2019.
  • Acknowledgment and appreciation of Government for facilitating the release of the final letter of approval for the granting of an operational license to NUPEMCO.
  • Visitation to all Federal Universities would commence tentatively by 11th March 2019.
  • Provision of documented guidelines on procedures and roles of parties in the process of renegotiating FGN-ASUU Agreement of 2009 which would commence not later than 18th February 2019 and end by Friday 29th March 2019.

Why ASUU Strike Was Suspended

The ASUU president further stated that should Government fail to fulfill its part of the agreement as reflected in this 2019 Memorandum of Action, ASUU shall resume its suspended strike action as the Union deems necessary.
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has again disclosed that it has so far registered 1,205,187 candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME, which will commence Saturday, March 16 and end Saturday, March 23.

It was gathered that Lagos and Kaduna states recorded the highest registrations with 161,654 and 76,049 candidates, respectively.

The board also reiterated that the phone numbers candidates used for their profile code registration, electronic pin vending and registration for the previous UTME, can only be used for the 2019 UTME by the same candidates only and no other person.

JAMB equally added that candidates using their previous phone numbers for the second or third time will use the same profile code to purchase the electronic pin. If the profile code has been forgotten, the candidate can retrieve it through a text message. In other words, the old profile code can be used by the same candidate to procure the new electronic pin.
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The University of Ibadan has announced the resumption date for academic activities following the suspension of a three-month-old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The university management in a statement signed by the Vice Chancellor, Idowu Olayinka announced February 14, as resumption date for its students.

However, academic activities will resume officially on Feb. 18th.

The statement reads: “Following the suspension of the strike action embarked upon by the ASUU, we wish to advise our students to plan to return to the university as from Thursday, 14th February 2019.
“This would enable those whose voting centres are located within the university to exercise their civic responsibilities on election days.
“On the issue of resumption day for academic activities as directed by the ASUU President, the University of Ibadan management have scheduled to re-commence on Monday, February 18, 2019.
“A revised Academic Calendar for the rest of the 2017/2018 session is being drawn up and will be circulated shortly.
“We wish all those that will be traveling from far and near to Ibadan safe trips.”
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Colossus Gists recall that the football world is still in mourning following missing flight saga involving Cardiff City signing, Emiliano Sala.

Mikel and the other Middlesbrough players were at risk, as the club had to call off their flight home from Newport County as the plane was grounded due to engine failure.

Footballlive.mg reports that Mikel was among the Middlesbrough players.

The officials of the English Championship club called off a flight that would have taken the squad for their next league fixture.

Mikel and other members were forced to about-turn on the Cardiff Airport runway, following their 2-0 FA Cup defeat to League Two, Newport County.

They then re-boarded the team bus and returned to Middlesbrough by road, meaning the team did not return until 7am, with the players having to sleep on the way home.
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From the softer side of vibes, B.O.T.G presents Clon as usual with an interesting "Love Story" that just had to be told. 

The Multi-talented Music producer / Sound Engineer / Song writer / Singer Clon teamed up with the young Star boy Lybra on this Romantic "Love Story" produced by Clonbaba.

Enjoy the Classic and hit Clon up on Twitter, FaceBook & Instagram. Remember Love is sharing? Don't enjoy the song alone. Ok?