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Snake frightens Liberia's President, George Weah, out of his office. The president has temporarily stopped working from his office after two black snakes somehow paid him a scary visit at his workplace. This has made the former world and African best footballer to work from his private residence since Wednesday.

BBC citing the Press secretary, Mr. Smith Toby, said that two black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building, Weah’s official place of work. In view of this, therefore, all staff have been told to stay away until 22 April.

“It’s just to make sure that crawling and creeping things get fumigated from the building. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts the office of the president, so it did an internal memo asking the staff to stay home while they do the fumigation”, Mr. Toby said.

The office of the president has been based in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since a fire in 2006 gutted the nearby presidential mansion. However, workers tried to kill the snakes but did not succeed.  “The snakes were never killed,” Mr. Toby said. “There was a little hole somewhere through which they made their way back.”

Recall that similar incident happened in Nigeria when his Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari left the country for about three months on medical ground. Following the three months period of disuse, rodents caused a lot of damage to the furniture’s and interiors in his office, making it impossible for him to operate from the office in that condition. However, Police and presidential securities were seen guarding Mr. Weah’s residence in the capital Monrovia.

A fleet of vehicles including escorts jeeps were parked outside. Mr. Toby said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has started to fumigate the area.

“That building has been there for years now, and because of the drainage system, the possibility of having things like snakes crawling in that building was high”. The president is definitely returning to his office on Monday after the fumigation, whether or not the snakes are found and killed, Mr. Toby said.

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In an article I wrote about the online cab hailing company in Enugu, OMAcabs, and how it has effectively made moving around easy and comfortable; I talked about how OMAcabs has redefined the way you and I move. OMA didn't just come to make transportation easy, it also came to create employment opportunities. 


It's an open-ended service where both the driver and the passenger are satisfied at the end of a trip. If you have a car or Keke packed in a corner of your compound housing dust and getting rusty; hurry and visit OMAcabs and sign up as a driver. 

Just recently, an online campaign inviting student drivers with access to vehicles to sign up and make extra cash. 

The good news is; You are never obligated to come to work 24hours a day or 5-7 times a week. With OMA you can decide to accept rides closest to you and more convenient for you.

To show you that it's an actual open-ended service, passengers can choose whether they want to accept rides with a particular driver or not.


A lot of amazing features on OMA  mobile app have been put in place to make your OMA experience worthwhile:

1. You can set your payment method before requesting a ride to either wallet or cash or card. When you set to wallet, you will be required to fund your wallet from your bank account and you'll be deducted once you arrive at your destination. 

Ps: Using the wallet mode of payment may be the best way to pay, speaking from experience. I booked a ride to the mall and when we arrived I realized I wasn't with enough cash to cover my shopping bills and pay for the ride. The driver quietly told me I'd already paid from my wallet. I was frozen for a second, I totally forgot I had funded my wallet a week before. I thanked him for being kind enough to let me know. OMA wallet makes it super easier to move about.

One other important thing you should know is that OMA drivers get trained before they're registered.


2. You can give that special someone or friends free rides. Simply download the app, sign up, click on the FREE RIDES option in the menu, you'd see an amazing offer asking you to carry out a simple task. Send the invite link you'd find there to your friends and boom! Your friends can enjoy free rides worth N1,000.

3. Don't think you'd be left out in the free ride saga as OMA has a promotion feature that helps you enjoy OMA for free. Simply stay alert and watch out for when giveaways would be done to get a promo code to enjoy free rides for a week.


4. Request a car of your choice. Choose a car that fits your style and budget, then set your location to request a ride. You can choose to ride in OMA Lite or OMA Keke. You can also watch your driver arrive on the map. So when he says; "I am very close", you can know for sure if he is telling a lie.


5. One last but not the least interesting OMA feature is the intercity ride. Yes, you can sign up for rides outside Enugu. Go to the menu icon, scroll down to Intercity rides from within Enugu and fill out a form. You're set to let OMA make you feel like a boss.


OMAcabs was indeed created to satisfy your needs and offer you the best of the best ride experiences. 

Ride in comfort, ride like a boss.

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Ahead of the plan by the All Progressive Congress (APC) to zone the speaker of House of Representatives’ slot, Rep Chike Okafor (APC-Imo), on Tuesday, formally declared to run for the position.


Okafor made his intention known when members of Good Governance and Transparency Initiative (GGTI) visited him at his National Assembly’s office, Abuja.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that GGTI, an association of different youth organizations in the country, had, during the visit, endorsed Okafor as its preferred candidate for the speaker’s slot.


The lawmaker, who represents Ehime Mbano/Ihitte Uboma/Obowo Federal Constituency, disclosed that he had already written to the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on his intention to vie for the position.


”The issue of zoning and election of principal officers of the National Assembly is about the most important talking point for most legislators and politicians, presently.


”While the position of the Senate President has been zoned by our party, the APC, to the North-East, we are aware that the party is yet to zone the Speakership of the House of Representatives to any zone.


”You are already aware of the clamor from across the country for equitable distribution of the principal offices of the National Assembly.


”Most importantly, the recent push by several APC support groups from across the northern states and the South-East calling on the party’s leadership to zone the speakership of the 9th assembly of the House of Representatives to the South-East,” he said.


According to him, in 2015, the APC denied the South-East principal officer’s positions in the National Assembly on the ground that we did not have a ranking member under the APC.


”I was slated for leadership position then but was eventually denied the position of deputy whip because I was a first timer. Now, I am back and ranking!


”Gentlemen and ladies, let me use the opportunity of your visit and overwhelming endorsement to declare that I have thrown my hat into the ring.


”I am running for the speakership of the 9th assembly of the House of Representatives, and have formally written to the National Chairman, and members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of my party, the APC,” he remarked.


Okafor, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Health, said it was no gainsaying that the South-East, which was denied a leadership position in the ruling party leadership caucus of the 8th assembly deserved compensation in the 9th assembly.


”And I am the appropriate vehicle for equitable compensation to the South-East,” he said.


The lawmaker, who said that his zone gave 403,958 votes to President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election victory in 2019 presidential poll, said this was against 198, 248 votes from the five states of the region in 2015.


”403,000 votes for Mr. President in the 2019 presidential election may not seem a big deal, but there is no geopolitical zone in Nigeria that doubled its vote haul of 2015 in 2019 and improved on its performance in 2015 by more than 100% except the South-East!


”A ruling party doesn’t just look at the numbers alone; it also looks at national interest; it looks at social justice; it considers political stability and harmony in the body politics.


”It feels the pulse of the nation and weighs in on equitable inclusion of federating units of the country in line with the provisions of the constitution of the country and the party, even as it affects sharing of political offices.


”And looking at all these indices, as a party, we have not given the South-East a fair deal! Not yet,” he said.


The lawmaker, however, hinted that he would not hesitate to go by the party’s decision should APC decide to zone the position against his wish.


Earlier, the leader of GGTI delegation, Mr. Abdulbasit Abubakar, said after the group’s congress meeting at Arewa House, Kaduna, Rep Okafor was unanimously endorsed by members as a most qualified person to lead the 9th House.


He said a 5000-man march would soon be organized by the group to press home their demand.

NAN

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Nollywood actress,  Eniola Badmus, aka Gbogbo Bigz Girl, and rapper Olamide Adedeji, known as baddosneh, have both been announced as members of the Economic Transition Committee of Ogun state.

The Ogun State governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, made this known on his Instagram account on Monday. Tagged as Prince Dapo Abiodun Economic Transition Committee, Abiodun who will take the oath of office in a few weeks’ time as Ogun state governor, released the names of the individuals who will work on his economic transition committee.

Rapper Olamide and actress Eniola Badmus were named as part of the Commerce and Industry sub-committee by the incoming governor.

Other committees released include the Government Processes, Government & Structures, Education, Youth & Sport, Health & Social Services and Physical Infrastructure among others.

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R. Kelly is in a financial mud after his failure to pay child support and rent on his infamous studio.


One of Kelly’s accounts was left in the red after $150,000 was seized. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Wintrust Bank contacted one of the singer’s creditors to inform them of insufficient funds and balance of negative $13.


The publication stated that Kelly does have two other accounts with Bank of America that holds a total of $154,527.22 combined. However, those accounts were seized by the former landlord, except $625.


The former landlord was awarded a $173,000 judgment, and in turn, subpoenas were sent to Sony, ASCAP, and other accounts where the singer holds money.


The landlord then received $154, 527.22 from Bank of America. But, according to reports, he still wants the remaining balance. As a result, the landlord has requested that the judge release the remaining balance to settle the debt.

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In an article I wrote about the online cab hailing company in Enugu, OMAcabs, and how it has effectively made moving around easy and comfortable; I talked about how OMAcabs has redefined the way you and I move. OMA didn't just come to make transportation easy, it also came to create employment opportunities. 


It's an open-ended service where both the driver and the passenger are satisfied at the end of a trip. If you have a car or Keke packed in a corner of your compound housing dust and getting rusty; hurry and visit OMAcabs and sign up as a driver. 

Just recently, an online campaign inviting student drivers with access to vehicles to sign up and make extra cash. 

The good news is; You are never obligated to come to work 24hours a day or 5-7 times a week. With OMA you can decide to accept rides closest to you and more convenient for you.

To show you that it's an actual open-ended service, passengers can choose whether they want to accept rides with a particular driver or not.


A lot of amazing features on OMA  mobile app have been put in place to make your OMA experience worthwhile:

1. You can set your payment method before requesting a ride to either wallet or cash or card. When you set to wallet, you will be required to fund your wallet from your bank account and you'll be deducted once you arrive at your destination. 

Ps: Using the wallet mode of payment may be the best way to pay, speaking from experience. I booked a ride to the mall and when we arrived I realized I wasn't with enough cash to cover my shopping bills and pay for the ride. The driver quietly told me I'd already paid from my wallet. I was frozen for a second, I totally forgot I had funded my wallet a week before. I thanked him for being kind enough to let me know. OMA wallet makes it super easier to move about.

One other important thing you should know is that OMA drivers get trained before they're registered.


2. You can give that special someone or friends free rides. Simply download the app, sign up, click on the FREE RIDES option in the menu, you'd see an amazing offer asking you to carry out a simple task. Send the invite link you'd find there to your friends and boom! Your friends can enjoy free rides worth N1,000.

3. Don't think you'd be left out in the free ride saga as OMA has a promotion feature that helps you enjoy OMA for free. Simply stay alert and watch out for when giveaways would be done to get a promo code to enjoy free rides for a week.


4. Request a car of your choice. Choose a car that fits your style and budget, then set your location to request a ride. You can choose to ride in OMA Lite or OMA Keke. You can also watch your driver arrive on the map. So when he says; "I am very close", you can know for sure if he is telling a lie.


5. One last but not the least interesting OMA feature is the intercity ride. Yes, you can sign up for rides outside Enugu. Go to the menu icon, scroll down to Intercity rides from within Enugu and fill out a form. You're set to let OMA make you feel like a boss.


OMAcabs was indeed created to satisfy your needs and offer you the best of the best ride experiences. 

Ride in comfort, ride like a boss.

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The deadliest thing you could ever do to yourself is to singlehandedly murder your confidence. It's one thing when an encounter or moment pushes us to build a steel wall around us but it's another thing when we just decide to do it.

Lack of self-confidence stems from a deeply rooted belief that we aren't good enough the way we are and not because someone compels us to.

Like previously stated, our beliefs about our self-worth may have been influenced by past experience, how we were raised, or how we have been conditioned and programmed by our external world. In either case, though, our current confidence level is determined by this deeper belief system that we have about ourselves. 

The truth is, it's quite difficult to remain unaffected by the influences of the outside world when we live in such a spiritually unconscious society.  People judge, criticize, compare, and exercise their ego quite often, therefore it's pretty easy to fall into a separate-self mindset.  

This separate-self mindset is what creates our lack of self-confidence in the first place. 

When we lack confidence, one of the biggest things we fear is what other people think of us.  We find it annoyingly difficult letting go and just being ourselves because we fear their judgment, criticism, and opinion.  We fear that they won't like us, accept us, or approve of us.  


The only reason we care about what people think of us is that one, we are giving them the power to define who we are ... probably because we don't fully know and understand ourselves...

and two, because we are too identified with our false sense of self, the ego, and therefore when people judge us, it directly affects our ego, not our truth, and since we BELIEVE we're our ego, it feels like a part of ourselves has been destroyed.  This leaves us feeling insecure.   


The foundation of true and lasting confidence is deeply and internally rooted. 


When you feel good about yourself on the inside, you will be magnetic, vibrant, and radiant on the outside, no matter your life situation, physical appearance, traits, and skills, or status in society.

Well here's a secret.  While this might be hard to immediately implement, it will be your saving grace in building true confidence.


1. Focus on loving and accepting yourself from within.  

 An exercise you can do to reconnect with your inner beauty is to name 10 qualities about yourself that you love and are proud of, name 5 things you're really good at, and name 3 ways in which you have been of service to others or the world in some way. 


2. Detach from your separate-self mindset.  

When you are identified with your false self, you become vulnerable to people's opinions about you.  When you become vulnerable to people's opinions about you, you become obsessed with being perfect and being everything others want you to be.  This creates a disconnection from your true self which can lead to stress, anxiety, isolation, and even sickness and depression. 

3. Focus on getting in touch with who you truly are! 

A great way to not let other people define you is by getting super familiar with who you are.  When you know yourself more than other people know you, their opinions don't hold much weight anymore.   


4. Start to look at the world, yourself, and other people from a more understanding, loving, and compassionate perspective!  

When you see that everyone is struggling with their own limitations and that they judge because they themselves are hurting inside, you can have so much more compassion for people, and also not care as much about what they think of you.


Ps. To really not care about what people think of you, you need to not care to think of what they think of.

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Twitter is one hell of a network, you'd probably get lost in its web of contents on your first days in it. It's like a new student in a new town, in a new state, in a new school. 

Twitter trends are what makes being on Twitter relevant. When you follow a trend, its almost like you're up to date with what's going on in your state or country, which is a really good thing.

A lot has trended in the past few weeks, some painful & some cheerful. While some of these trends are socially motivated, others are politically and economically fuelled.

BPA Twitter Trends will be covering the top 5 trends in Nigeria...

Ps: These are not all trends projected on Twitter for the last month. These are BPA top 5 Twitter trends.



1.  GOT (Game of Thrones) has been ON since this year and it's become one of the most anticipated Tv series of all time. Somehow a rumor gets out that Arya Stark dies in the first new episodes of the epic series and her fans are not having it!