Why I Didn’t Pursue A College Degree – YBNL Star, Davolee

YBNL’s latest signee, David Shokoya, popularly known as Davolee, has narrated why he was not able to pursue a college degree and rather opted for music.

According to him, the economic hardship as well as the rate of unemployment in Nigeria, prevented him from furthering his education.

He revealed this in an exclusive interview with Channels Television’s Entertainment News, where he laid bare his struggles and travails and how he has gradually overcome, especially since his talent caught the attention of the YBNL boss, Olamide.

Born in the Isolo area of Lagos state, Shokoya revealed that the street life had a huge influence on his music.

The artist stated that he realised his talent at a young age and while there was no one to sponsor his university education, he thought it wise to go into full time music and face the hustle squarely.

Speaking further on how he got the attention of the YBNL music imprint, Shokoya explained that he promoted himself a lot via social media.

“I took my Instagram personal then I do freestyles and I tag celebrities as much as possible – So luckily for me, Baddo got into it and he messaged me on Instagram”; a situation which he described as unbelievable and very emotional for him.

In November 2016, the YBNL leader Olamide revealed Davolee had become a member of the team in a video posted online.

Although the hard knock life has made it behind him, the budding artist says the lessons it thought him are invaluable.

Gaidam Swears In New Head of Service, Others

Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam.

The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, on Wednesday, swore in a new Head of Service, Saleh Abubakar.

The new appointee, who is the Chief of Staff to the Governor, takes over from Dauda Yahaya, who has attended the mandatory years of service.

While administering the oath on the Head of Service, the Governor said the swearing in of the new appointee would reinvigorate his administration by ensuring transparency, probity and accountability.

“Today’s event will further reinvigorate the administrative machinery in the state, strengthen the promotion of rule of law, equity, and justice, accountability, transparency and probity in the conduct of government business and it will serve as a step forward towards entrenchment of our reform programme in all sectors of our state economy”

Governor Gaidam, however, praised the outgoing Head of Service whom according to him, was equally an experienced technocrat.

He, therefore, urged the new Head of Service to emulate him, while also expressing optimism that Abubakar, who has served diligently since the beginning of his administration, will justify the confidence reposed in him.

“I am glad to say that Saleh Abubakar had impressive record of service before his appointment to the present position as Head of Service and it is this yardstick which informed my approval of his appointment.

“I however have no doubt in my mind that owing to his wealth of experience, exposure and records of performance in the past, he will be able to discharge his duties to the satisfaction of all,” the governor said.

The swearing in ceremony also witnessed the oath taken of the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Saboli Mohammed. Also, Baba Gishiwari took an oath as a member of the State Judicial Service Commission, while Ali Garga was sworn in as member of the Fiscal Responsibility Board.

Nigerian Police Warns Officers Against Indiscipline

IGP Deploys Helicopters, Anti-Bomb Sqaud To Kaduna AirportThe Nigerian Police has said it would not condone any act of corruption and indiscipline from officers and men, that would dent the image of the force.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Finance and Administration, Shuaibu Lawal Gambo, gave the warning when he paid a visit to the Nasarawa State Police Command.

The visit is in continuation of his tour to Police Commands in the North Central Zone of the country.

Addressing officers at the state headquarters, he noted that corruption among Police personnel has become the order of the day and emphasised that the Force would not take it lightly with any officer caught engaging in any form of corruption.

“I also want to use this medium to warn that cases of corruption will not be tolerated, and illegal road blocks will not be tolerated. We want you all to have respect for the human right, you must recognise that every human being has certain rights,” he said.

He maintained that no organisation can achieve desired results in an atmosphere of indiscipline and warned that drastic measures will be meted on any officer found wanting.

He then urged them to be responsible in their dealings as they are being looked upon as role models.

Gambo also revealed the determination of the Force in improving the welfare of its personnel especially in the areas of promotion, housing and health among others, aimed at boosting their morale for effective service delivery.

“The Inspector General of Police wants you to know that we appreciate your contribution and the sacrifices you are making for the country and we want to assure you that the sacrifices are well noted and on his part he is doing all he can to make sure that he provides better welfare packages for you all.”

On his part, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abubakar Bello, appreciated the visit and used the platform to enumerate challenges facing the command, including inadequate manpower and logistics.

“Your presence in our midst today is gratifying because it gives us the opportunity to give you firsthand information on our activities so that you can help us,” the CP said.

Panama Papers: Pakistan PM, Nawaz Sharif Awaits Ruling

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, will know his political fate on Thursday as the country’s Supreme Court is set to issue its ruling on corruption claims against him.

Questions arose over his family’s business dealings when three of his children were linked to offshore accounts in the Panama papers leaks.

Mr Sharif and his family have however denied any wrongdoing, dismissing the claims as politically motivated.

The government also said that it is confident that Mr Sharif will be cleared.

The case has made headlines in recent months and stocks briefly fell on the announcement that a decision would be delivered later today.