Saturday, 25 February 2017

“I know how expensive data is” — Don Jazzy Launches Free Wifi in Lagos

On Friday, Mavin Records founder, Don Jazzy and technology company Tsaboin launched Flobyt, a free WiFi service for Nigerians residing in Lagos.

According to Dele Odufuye, Tsaboin MD/CEO, disclosed that the WiFi service can be accessed in locations like eateries, parks, taxis, buses, restaurants, and cafés.

Odufuye said, “It’s quite easy. You simply walk into any of our partner outlets and patronize them. While you are at that, you can log into Flobyt’s free WiFi service available. Join the “Flobyt FREE Wifi” ”If your browser pops up for authentication, just visit or click on “Free Access” button shown to you. “We are using state-of-the-art WiFi technology equipment that balances speed, quality of service, security and data consumption.

Popular Market In Jos "Chobe" Demolished By Unknown Personals (Photos)

Outrage in Jos as one of her popular markets, Chobe got demolished by some unknown individuals.

JTownConnect Metro gathered that, the demolition took place during the hours of 8am on Saturday morning which happened to be sanitation day in the state. When the market men and women came out around 10am to to resume their daily business activities, only to find out that their shops has been demolished.

If You Can Destroy One Street Light Without Consequences... By Pius Adesanmi

Premium Times reports that due to rampant abuse and corruption, President Buhari has ordered the scrapping of special intervention funds for tertiary institutions in 2017. Special intervention funds - a discretionary palliative disbursement which allows TETFUND to address areas where a particular University may be in the intensive care unit.

In 2015 alone, for instance, whereas TETFUND disbursed just N50 billion as statutory intervention fund to higher institutions, N200 billion was disbursed as special intervention funds. The President and TETFUND are claiming that the N200 billion was mainly stolen or misappropriated. Universities have largely treated it the way state Governors treat bailout funds, hence the decision to scrap it.

White House Briefing Bar: Media Groups Condemn Exclusion

As the U.S. President Donald Trump continues his attack on the media, the White House has excluded several major U.S. news organisations, from an off-camera briefing held by the White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer.

Reporters for CNN, the New York Times, Politico, the Los Angeles Times, Buzzfeed and the BBC were not allowed into the session held in Mr Spicer’s officer.

The New York Times has described the move as “an unmistakable insult to democratic ideals”.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Says He Will Not Impose A Successor

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said he would not impose his successor and that if the ruling ZANU-PF party felt he should retire, it would hold an extraordinary congress to choose a new leader.

The world's oldest leader, who turned 93 this week, has maintained a tight grip on power in Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980. He is due to stand for re-election next year and says ZANU-PF has no viable alternative candidates. Mugabe was joined by thousands of supporters to celebrate his birthday at a school in Matobo just outside the second biggest city Bulawayo.

Oslo Conference Pledges 211billion To Nigeria, Lake Chad Region

Efforts to return normalcy to Northeast Nigeria and the Lake Chad region received a boost on Friday, after international donors promised over 200 billion Naira to help prevent famine.

The money, to be spread over three years was pledged at a humanitarian conference in Oslo, Norway.

Co-hosted by Nigeria, Norway and Germany, the conference had sought for 1 billion Dollars in emergency funding to prevent famine in the region.

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama told the conference that the sheer magnitude of the humanitarian crisis which cuts across Nigeria and countries contiguous to the Lake Chad area, was one of the largest and gravest humanitarian crisis in the world.

Man Escaped Death After His Keke Was Trapped In between A Trailer & A Car (Photos)

One 23year old  Ifeanyi John Obidike has narrated how God saved him from an accident along Garki part of Abuja where the Keke Napepe he boarded almost got stock in between a trailer and a small vehicle.

JTownConnect Metro gathered that the Keke Napepe Ifeanyi boarded was trying to beat the traffic by getting through the trailer and the small vehicle, but unfortunately got stock within.

Khloe Kardashian & New Boyfriend Tristan Proudly Show Off Their Love

Khloe Kardashian has shared a happy snap from her romantic getaway with with Tristan Thompson.

The 32-year-old reality star - who's divorce from Lamar Odom was finalised in December after she first filed the papers in 2013 - was first romantically linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers player in September.

Stop Living Your Life Based On Social Media; The Tonto Dikeh Angle

This piece was written by Event Blogger, Helen Ozor

I've come to realize that we ladies do a lot just to keep a man and get married . How long will we continue to cover up the flaws we notice while dating all because we want to get married at all cost? And in the end, we still end up being hurt.

Celebrities display the 'perfect life ' on social media and make young ladies waste time waiting for a ready made man. 

Former First Lady Michelle Obama Spotted In Black Leggings After Workout Class

Michelle Obama was spotted getting in an early afternoon workout at SoulCycle in Washington DC on Thursday.

The former first lady was photographed exiting the spin studio after taking a noon class and heading straight towards the small envoy of Secret Service cars waiting to take her back to the $4.3million home she and husband Barack are living in with daughter Sasha.

Kidnappers Kill Abducted NB Staff, Dump Corpse

 48-year-old Idemudia Charles a staff of the  Nigerian Breweries Plc left his Lagos home on February 11, 2017, for a journey to his home town in Uromi, Edo State, he bade his wife goodbye and planted a kiss on the cheeks of his three children, with a promise to be back three days later.It is two weeks today since Charles left home. He never lived to fulfil his promise to his family to return after three days.

This is because as you read this piece, the heavily built dark complexioned man is lying in a morgue in Edo State stone dead! A bullet lodged in his shoulder and fore head by suspected dare- devil kidnappers snuffed life out of him.

AP Analysis: Will China be North Korea's Trump card?

China's announcement it has suspended North Korean coal imports may have been its first test of whether the Trump administration is ready to do something about a major, and mutual, security problem: North Korea's nukes. While China is Pyongyang's biggest enabler, it is also the biggest outside agent of regime-challenging change — just not in the way Washington has wanted.

Judging from Trump's limited comments so far, and the gaping chasm between Washington's long-held focus on sanctions and punishment and Beijing's equally deep commitment to diplomatic talks that don't require the North to first give up its arsenal, a deal between the two won't come easily.

Kidnappers Nabbed Recount Their Many Deeds

With the way they stood side by side and were collectively dreading the cameras, one could safely assume that they already have some regrets for what they had done.

Until their recent arrest by the operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, the gang members had kidnapped several individuals and collected millions of naira as ransom from families of their victims.

Photo of Buhari Taking a Walk in London Surfaces Amid Health Challenges

The ailing Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari was reportedly spotted on the streets of London of recent as he took a walk with someone that looked like his powerful nephew, Mamman Daura.

A Nigerian pastor in South Africa and sports enthusiast, Idah Peterside shared a photo of President Muhammadu Buhari on the streets of London, United Kingdom taking a walk with an All Progressives Congress chieftain.

Trump vows to fight 'epidemic' of human trafficking

President Donald Trump says he will bring the "full force and weight" of the U.S. government to combat an "epidemic" of human trafficking.

The president is meeting at the White House with senior advisers and representatives of organizations that deal with trafficking. His daughter, Ivanka Trump, is among those in attendance.

Trump calls human trafficking a problem that is "not talked about enough." He says he will order the departments of Justice and Homeland Security to take a hard look at the resources they are devoting to addressing the issue.

MUSIC: King White Diamond – “Wire Lords”

Brand new single from King Diamond White titled “Wire Lords". If you are a hustler and a money gang, then you should update your playlist with this bang.

Download and Enjoy!

Nnamdi Kanu predicted Fulani attacks 3 years ago, and it has come to pass?

- The Igbo group claimed that Kanu has predicted Fulani mayhem over two years ago

- It advises governors of the southern states to meet with traditional rulers over the increase in attacks

The Igbo Youths Movement (IYM) has claimed that the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has foreseen the increase in the attacks by Fulani herdsmen.

The group, in a statement, lamented that Fulani herdsmen have killed 710 other Nigerians excluding the 48 Agatu people in Benue state during 2015-2016. The violence continued in 2017 with Southern Kaduna killings.

Naira appreciation: Osinbajo needs to teach Buhari his magic – Ben Murray-Bruce

Senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben Murray-Bruce, has applauded Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, as the price of dollar continues to fall against the Naira.

In a tweet posted on Saturday, Bruce admitted that whatever Osinbajo is doing is “magic” and urged him to teach “his boss”.

He wrote: “Whatever the acting President is doing to increase the value of the Naira is working. We appeal to him to teach his boss this magic he has!”

Birthday Shoutout to Chukwuemeka Chris Stan, JTCBlog Reader

It's our culture to always appreciate our blog readers by so doing help them celebrate on their special days. Today one of our dedicated blog reader, Chukwuemeka Chris Stan, clocked another 365days.

Our prayer is that God Almighty in his abundance riches, grant you all your heart desires.

From all of us on JTownConnect Nigeria, we wish you a warm and fun filled Birthday. Age with Grace Chris, Cheers!!!

See The Face Of The Woman Who Stoned Her Step Daughter Dead In Benue State

Few days ago, we shared a story of a lady who conspired with 2 others and stoned her step daughter dead in Makurdi,Benue state.

From the little we gathered, we understand from more information shared by Rariya, here is the face of the woman who stoned her step daughter dead.Our Hausa readers should please explain more with the help of the screenshot below.

Naira appreciation: Osinbajo needs to teach Buhari his magic – Ben Murray-Bruce

The Naira on Friday sustained its gains against the dollar as liquidity boost by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had forced a crash in the price of the greenback
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports in Lagos that the Naira exchanged at N460 to a dollar at the parallel market, gaining 40 points from N500 it recorded on Thursday.

NAN also reports that the Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N575 and N480 respectively.

At the Bureau De Change (BDC) window, the Naira closed at N399 to a dollar CBN controlled price, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro exchanged at N610 and N520 respectively.

I Will Die Quickly If I Retire From Music – Obey

If anybody is expecting veteran artiste, Ebenezer Obey, to retire from music, that may not happen as the legend has said such action could lead to his death.

He said, “I must tell you something. If I retire from music, I would die quickly. That is what I feel. I have been diabetic since I was 30 years old. It took the power and ministry of God to keep me alive. It has affected my eyes but I am not blind. As it is, I would say it is the miracle of God. Playing music is a tonic for me. At 75, all I want is whatever pleases God.”